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SAMUEL J. NOBLE -EDITOR. COLUMBIA, CALIFORNIA. Thursday Morning, December 8, 18S9. Overland Daily Mail- James Haworth, Esq., President of the California Stage Co., proposes to establish a daily stage line between Sac ramento and St. Louis, to carry the United States Mail for one million dol lars per annum, and to make the trip in fourteen days from city to city—at the same time be says be believes it will be oftener made by him in twelve days. He also proposes (for an extra compen sation) to establish an exp r css mail, for letters alone, and agrees to make the trip iu six days. This is certain’ v the fastest lime on record, and would ap pear visionary to any one who was not acquainted with the energy which usu ally characterizes the business men of our State. Mr. Haworth is a self made man, having ris~n to opulence and also to influence among us. Tie came to California to carve out a fortune and a reputation, and those who are familiar with his history since his arrival in Cali fornia know how well he has succeeded From what acquaintance vo have with him we believe him to be both reliable and energetic, and one who would not make such a proposition without having thoroughly examined the subject in all its bearings, and been fully convinced that he was able to all he proposes. The citizens of our State should im mediately look into this matter, before the meeting of the next Legislature, ind get up petitions requesting them to recommend to Congress the passage of a bill by which the proposition of Mr. Haworth would be accepted. Would it not be well also for our citizens to di rectly petition Congress upon this sub ject. If California will not take such interest and action in this matter, as will lead her citiaens to petition for themselves, and thus endeavor to im press upon the powers that be, at Wash ington, the importance of a daily mail, overland, they need not expect that the people of the eastern states will trouble themselves much about it. Congress is now in session and no time should be lost. Let petitions be circulated in every city, town and mining camp throughout the length and breadth of our State, for'the time is short and what is done must be done quickly. The people of this State are becoming thoroughly disgusted with the uncertain ty which attends the transmission of mail matter to the east, by way of the steamer route, and the only remedy seems,to be by a daily overland mail. Let us have it by all means, and keep agitating the subject until we gain our point. One of our own residents pro poses to take the contract for a fair and reasonable compensation—let our citiz ens see to it that his wishes are second ed by them. Columbia Engine Co. No. 2. As will be seen from the proceedings published in another column, this Co is now organized and in full operation, having elected their officers at the last meeting, and a better selection could not have been made. The company consists of about forty members, most of whom are old and experienced fire-* men from other states, and any one of them can tell a he butt from a she butt and couple the hose together without assistance from their Foreman. Thus it will be seen that they start out upon as firm a basis, so far as the energy and experience of their members are con cerned, as that of any company which has ever been organised in any of our interior towns or cities. As for their engine, all those who know anything about fire matters know that Manhattan engine of San Francisco, has bad no equal in that or any other city on the Pacific coast. She is a first-class ma chine, of the capacity of four ten-inch cylindert. Owing to the bad roads, du ring the last two weeks, Manhattan has not yet arrived, but may be expected in about a week from this time. When she does arrive, we will have more to say about her. Meeting of Columbia Engine Company No. 2. Columbia, Dec» 7, 1859. Mr. Editor: — Herewith I furnish you, as per order, with en account of the proceedings of Columbia Engine Co. No. 2, at their first regular annual meeting, held at the Columbo Saloon, in this city, on yesterday, the 6th inst., at 1\ o’clock p. m. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Constitution and by-laws read, and after amendment, adopted for the gov ernment of the Company. On motion, it was resolved that the Company adopt a temporary uniform, to consist of red shirt, black pants and belt, and glazed cap. The Company then proceeded to form itself by the proposed members signing the Constitution and By-laws, and pay ing the initiation fee. Thirty-nine gentlemen gave in their adherance. The Company then went into the election of officers, when the following gentlemen were chosen: Foreman. JAMES McLEAN, Jr. Fitsl Assistant Foreman. Patrick Mullan. Second Assistant Foreman. Austin Smith. Secretary F. W. H. AaroN. Treasurer P G. Ferguson. The Foreman then appointed Messrs. E. R. Galvin and P. Mullan as a Stand ing Committee, for the examination of candidates for membership in the Com pany, and Messrs. B. F. Ryder, I. J. Potter and J. B. Wilder as an auditing committee. On motion, it was ordered that the proceedings of this meeting be publish* ed in the Columbia Weekly News and Tuolumne Courier. The meeting then adjourned, to meet again on Tuesday eve’g, the 20th inst. F. W. H. Aaron, Sec’y. New York Correspondence. New York, Nov. 2d, 1559. Mr. Editor :—Having been long a resident of Columbia, and supposing that Columbians were as anxious as ever to hear from the States, I have re solved to constitute myself as a medium of correspondence between them. I have been now some two months an in habitant of this great and mighly me tropolis ; hardly sufficient time to get well posted up in the ways and doings of the people at large, but yet, having kept my eyes well open, I can give you a little news that might interest some ef your numerous readers : Broadway is still (be great thorough fare, as of old the young and tke fair, the gay and the miserable, all seek its promenade ; no two, perhaps, with the same purpose. To watch the fair belles, as they gaily glide along, attired in all the rainbow hues, no one could suppose that their fathers or their husbands, but two brief years ago, bad been bankrupts, and yet so it is. I had one fair creature pointed out to me whc was dressed in the very height cf fashion, whose father. I was told, failed in ’57 for the sum of two hundred thousand, so you may draw your own inference. The prevailing color in bonnet trimming is still lilac wilh a sprig of forget-me-not-either in side or out. The raglands, those easy graceful articles, are greatly patronised, and I must say are very becoming to the fair sex. I also notice many basques, trimmed some with fluted ribbon and others with narrow velvet. Everything is lively—business is good, the weather fine, though a little cold, perhaps, and every body appears to be in good hu mor, except the politicians, and they, as usual, are in a fever state for fear that if their particular candidate is not elected, that the country will be lost. The different places of amusement are nightly crowded, and there has been sev eral fine balls, which, in my next, I will endeavor to give you some idea of. The papers are full of accounts from Harper’s Ferry and the prospects of a war on the San Juan question. lam afraid that you will not be able to give me room in your columns if I write more, and so wishing you continued prosperity, I remain, yours, San Francisco Correspondence. San Francisco, Dec. 1859. Friend Noble : The vastly improved appearance of your spicy little “ News ” delights troops of old Columbians, who cheerfully congratulate you upon its present bright sunny look and the choice making up of your originals and goodly selections. It is some time since I have given you a word upon “ matters and things ” Columbian, and so resume the subject, and trust you may find my notes and dottings worthy of inte r est to yourself and readers. F. .1. Pick (Sharron & Pick) is fitting out here for Arazonia end the lower country. The adventurous spirit that seems to animate the people of Tuolum ne county, impelling bira like the rest to look into new fields and unexplored places for additional sources of worldly gain. Thos. Mulcahey, Esq., called a de funct democratic club together the other night and let himself out loosely on the American Eagle and the Rights of the People. Tom Las lost his grip on the Customhouse but is determined to keep it on the party. Maj. Urmy, the handsome Major, is out editor on the rollicking and saucy little Morning Call , a slashing demi sheet that cuts right and left and cares for no man. The call is now going its pile against the Chinese, and making a good fight on a bad subject. The gal lant Maj. is one of the finest dressed bloods of the town, and recently burnt his fingers on the Columbia Engine question. Apropos of Engines—No 2. is housed here at the Corporation yard, so called, a brick building on Market st. She looks gloriously, and will make your eyes stick out when she reaches Colum bia, a period I fear cot very near, as the roads are said to be terrific just at this season. What has got into your engine-folks ? they are as snappish as the celebrated turtle of that name and bite at each other very sharply; We outside Columbians, down here, look on and deplore the seeming want of unity among the boys, and counsel them to better friendships. The story about ex cluding foreigners from No. 1 reached us here, and we supposed some man or two with little minds and less sense, ven tured a kick at foreigners generally and Irishmen more particularly just to evince their ignorance and spit out their ill nature, and that was all. Maj. Ur my used the report in his article, and the secretary Davis immortalized him self in his rejoinder by the little spleen of alluding to “ Old Manhattan ,” tak ing care to give good point to the word “ Old,” which appears to be a choice morsel to the gentleman. If I mistake not “ Old Manhattan ” will give him some anxiety before she is done with him. As to the ill natured fling at the Irish let it come from who it may. it must be acknowledged that among the best of the men and citizens of Colum bia are these self same Irish : The Mullan boys, the Kelly brothers, Judge Galvin, Fallon, Luddy, Hoye and a host of other Irishmen, are of the first and best citizens of Columbia. Shake hands and be good friends all you firemen, and have done with senseless squabling. Capt. Palmer is now attached to the splendid steamer Sierra Nevada, of the New Mail Line, and will go upon her as first officer From the moment the captain landed here, a stranger, he has made his way and passed no lazy hours, until at last by real worth and downright energy, he steps into a high and honor able position. Charles Lambert is Quarter Master on the steamer Uncle Sam, and is now carreening on the briny deep, towards Panama. Peter G. Ferguson, Jos. Smith, Lieut. Hooker, and other savans of your city, spent a week here and had a most delightful time of it; passed principally in the charmed circle of private families, at our churches, withlhe Young Men’s Christian Association, and at Dashaway Hall: these young gentlemen have made a most decided impression, and will be remembered with feelings of great plea sure. E. P.T. The Hon. J. W. Coffroth and beau tiful lady are 1 ire, both looking finely Good hearted Jimmy has troops of friends here, as in all other places where he is known. John Kelly, a master spirit on cat gut and “ Old Dug Tray,” “ Old Oak en Bucket,” “ Old Arm Chair,” and Old Monongahela, is professionalizing it in San Francisco, and lately took a benefit at the Opera House. The Bowens, formerly Columbians, have recently bad a son born unto them, a fine bouncing chap. Upon this in teresting occasion Mrs Dr. Avery, of your city, presided. This having fe male M D’s upon such occasions ie al] vastly delicate and all that sort of thing, renders the presence of a “ hom'd man ” unnecessary and is so pretty to talk of. Oh dear, how delightful! simpers some old scandal monger, who affects much delicacy. For my part Igo in for the legitimate old style—a sensible man doctor, a real one with good stout nerves and a diploma, for sad accidents some times occur when voung people make their first appearance, and jnst at such an important juncture the lady M. D. is apt to get nervous False delicacy is not worth a straw, particularly when in this connection it is remembered that, with the single exception of the Savior of Man kind, a man has been present at the very beginning of little folks, and one may as well be at hand when the light breaks in upon them. [We concur, —Ed. News ] Au re voir A. D. A Word for the Little Folks. The Juvenile Comedians, twenty seven in number,who havejately created so much excitement in San Francisco and Sacramento, will appear at Cardi nell’s Theater tu-morrow (Friday) evening and also on Saturday. From the many encomiums passed upon them by the press, wherever they have ap peared, we should judge them to be prodigies indeed. They are under the management of Messrs. Phelps & Bing ham. Those of our citizens who wish to enjoy a rich evenings entertainment cannot do better than attend, and when wc state that little Ltlu Sweet, Co* iambia’s favorite, is one among the many juvenile performers, we know that some of our young men will not feel heart-broken at the announcement. Gift Entertainment. We would call particular attention to the advertisement of Messrs. Gifford & McGeorge, to be found in another column. These gentlemen intend to give an exhibition at Cardinell’s Thea ter, on the 17th of next month, at which 100 prizes will be distributed to those holding tickets of admission. The prizes thus distributed are valued at $2,000. The price of admission to this Mammoth Gift Entertainment has been placed at the low figure of $1 and there is one chance in twenty that you will draw a prize, valued at from S2O to $245. A Severe Rebuke. It is told of a distinguished clergy man of New York, that a few Sundays since, seeing a poor woman tottering up one of the aisles of his church, waiting in vain for one of the congrega tion to offer her a seat—paused in his sermon, descended from the pulpit, showed her into his own pew, and qui etly returned again. The rebuke was a severe one, and must have been felt. To Clean Knives. The most simple and best way is to rub the brick dust on them with half of a raw potato. There appears to be some virtue in the juice of the potato which aids in cleaning the steel. A friend of humanity and a lover of bright knives, asks us to give this valuable rec ipe a place. Something New. A machine has been ( patented in Eng* land for copying the writt en manuscript of a message, and though it has worked successfully for a distance of three hun dred and ninety miles, it is yet in a crude state. The communication is written on tin foil with varnish. The foil is placed in the machine, and by the use of some ingenious devices, which come alternately in contact with the non-conducting varnish and conducting foil, make and break the circuit in a manner corresponding with the form of a letter, which is duly registered at the other end of the line on chemically pre pared paper. aid Tj> the MOUNT VERNON FUND Stuart’s * Gold Mourted ” Oil Portrait OP WASHINGTON •There is a modest mansion on the banks of the Pofoma;. Suns and Daughters of America, throughout its length and breadth, who are desirous of aiding the “ Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Uu ion ” in their noble work —that of col lecting means to consummate the pur chase, and completely restore and beau tify the Home of our beloved Washing ton at Mount Vernon —can render val uable service to the cause, by forming clubs from among their friends of 5, 10, 20, or more persons, and remitting, with names, to either of the Vice Regents or Lady Managers of the Association the same amount in dollars, for this beauti ful copy of the great original picture by Gilbert Charles Stuart, now in posses sion ot the Boston Atheneum. This portrait, executed in oil colors, faithfully and accurately representing this chef d'a uvre of Stuart, is cabinet size, and being made tributary to the Monut Vernon Fund, is at once an evi dence of the patriotism and taste of the purchaser, besides being a handsome parlor ornament. A favorable opportu nity is thus offered to every family in the land, of contributing to this noble Mount Vernon cause by the possession of this portrait ; and no better memo rial can be treasured of the great Chief tain and the Mount Vernon object, than such an appropriate and speaking sou venir. This plan, as one of the aids of col lecting means, isconsidered a happy one; and for the tribute of one dollar this offering of the Associatiou is assuredly most acceptable. Parcels of 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 cop ies, will be carefully put up and sent to any point of address, on the receipt ot one dollar for each picture ordered ; thus, five dollars remitted for five pic tures; ten dollars for ten, twenty for twenty, &c. Giubs of ten, twenty, fifty or more persons, can remit to Mrs. Susan L. Pellet, Corresponding Secretary, at Richmond, Va., or any of the officers representing the Mount Vernon inter est in other Slates. Each of the officers will receive all orders, and have them promptly supplied. Patriotic hearts ! awaken to this hon ored duty and deed of love —let not your ear or purse be closed to such a trivial request; so deserving an object, gracefully and earnestly pleaded tor by woman, on this her chosen mission of love and peace. Lay your hands cheer fully to the task, and see which of our fair countrywomen or generous-hearted men of the land will send to the Regent or such Vice Regents as arc nearest to you, the largest club. Together with woman’s persuasive in fluence, is added that of the eloquent son ol Massachusetts, the Hon. Edward Everett, whose noble efforts in behalf of the Association, thus far have been crowned with the highest success, be having already contributed, by his own unassisted abilities and masterly elo- - quence,upwards of $69,000 to the fund. The Boston Traveller , in spiking of this gentleman, gives an account of his labors in this connection : His Washington Oration was first delivered February 22d, 1856, and has been given since then one hundred and twenty.- nine times, yielding $55,783 62. For the ‘ Mount Vernon Papers,’ in the New York Ledger' he received SIO,OOO, and in other ways smaller sums, making a contribution to the Mount Vernon Fund of $68,163 56. In addition to his labors for this object, he has deliv ered lectures for other benevolent asso ciations, making a total of more than ninety thousand dollars in a little more than three years. It is to be under stood, too, that Mr. Everett has trav eled many thousand miles, and defrayed all his expenses from his private purse. He has done this, too, when much oc cupied by private and public affairs, and frequently in delicate health. No man, we are confident, ever before did so much for noble objects in so short a time. All honor to this statesman, or ator, scholar, and noble man ! As long as Mount Vernon looks down on the Potomac, and the memory of Washing ton is revered on earth, Mr. Everett’s name will live and be honored, associ ated as he has made it with the dearest spot, and the memory of the dearest man of America,” N. B. —Please write names legibly as each person forming a club will be published under the Portrait Subscrip tion in the “ Mount Vernon Record also, forward all moneys without being registered. All Express companies throughout the country, extending even to Califor nia and Oregon, having given the As sociation the free use of their routes, parcels wiil therefore be forwarded without any charge. Persons will address and remit to the Vice Regents, or through their Cum mittees and Managers; also, to L. A. Godey, K&q., of the Lady’s Book ; to S, F. Watson ; or DEVEREUX & CO.. 182 South Third si.. Philadelphia NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. CARDIN ELL’S THEATER. Acting and i'dago Managers : Messrs. A. R, PHELI'S and K. BINGHAM. The public are respectfully informed, that the JUVENILE COMMEDIANS! TWENTY-SEVEN IN NUMBER, Who have lately created such a furo in San Francisco and Sacramento, will appear at Cardinell’s Theater, Columbia, on FRIDAY' EVENIND, Dec. Dth, In the Grand Romantic and Musical Drama of the limOAMllfll The public are assured that the above piece will be pro duced with every attention to the Costumes, tjcenery Music kc. After which, a Grand Double Highland Fling, By Misses I.ulu Sweet and Rose Bingham. A Grand Double Dance, By Master Coghill. COMIC SONG,..Master PAULLIN. To conclude with the Musical Farce of the swaea o®»SiusHßß These Little Folks, numbering altogether. Including auxiliaries, Twentv_Soven Children—mostly Native Californians—CHALLENGlNG THE WORLD to produce another Company of equal age to compete with them .. .... $1 OO Doors open at 7 o’clock. I'erformanao to commence at *.;to 8. GRAND GIFT ENTERPPJZE. Messrs.GIFFORD .W NrGEORUK, Oiler to the public a Grand Gift Enterprise, to take place at (’ARDINELL’S THEATER, COLUMBIA, 1 >OC3 On which occasion there will be M. ** » m m bc i % u<zm DSTRIBUTED Among the Ticket Holders. Comprising an assortment of Articles supe rior to any heretofore presented in this S'ato. $2OOO in Prizes. The following List comprises the articles to he dis tributed among the ticket holders: ...WATCHES.... One F.nglish Latent Lever Watch, IS carat gold hunt ing cases. Jas. Johnson, maker. No. 339* jeweled in every action, with Vest and Fob Chain, valued at $246 00 One Latent I.ever Watch, full jeweled. IS carat gold hunting rases, sunk second, No. 24C.43, valued at 1 One Ladies' Railway Timekeeper, Latent Lever, M. J. Tobias, maker, IS carat gold, hunting cases, fu'l jeweled, with ornamental works valued at One detached Lever Watch, full jeweled. Silvi hunting cases. be.anti r ully engraved, valued. One I-adies - California Gobi Buckle One large 18 carat Gold double glass [.oc 1 One M. J. Tobias’ hunting case Watch. No. value One large Gold horse Seal One Ladles' fine Gold Guard Chain.... Three beautiful gold stone and mosai Brooch and Far Rings, each, $l2 Three large engraved Gold double g' ets, valued at $l2 each, One Ladies' Hunting case Wath. valued at Misecllancou One fine Silver Guard Chain One set Silver Tea Spouns,,,,. Three beautiful Gent's cluster L Two Lava set Brooches and i-A-i Four beautiful set enameled Rl Studs, $4 Three Ladies’ Gold Lencils, Three Gold No. 8 double glas- Nine fine I-adies' California (J Three Indies’ fine carbunc’ each $ll One engraved Gold double Two beautiful Gent's baud I«. , each $7, „ ...... 14 OJ One pair ladies’ Gold link Bracelets, 14 tW One Patent lever Watch, full jewele I, 18 carat Gold hunting cases, sunk second, No. 124(548, valued at 175 00 Two sets Gold and Mosaic Studs, each }(5, 12 no One set large 1-ilver .spoons s no One I-adies’ California Gold Reekie So DO Two Ladies’ Gold grape vine sets, Biooch and Karings. each $lO, 20 00 One Silver hunting case Watch, No. 11471 30 00 Six Gem’s gold Lencils. each $6 30 00 Two Cent’s fine Vest Chains, each $l5 30 Six pair Gent’s Gold Sleeve Buttons, each $2 50,,. 15 UO lour ladies' Gold Lencils, each $2, 8 00 Two Gent's fine Gold Lins, $0 12 no One (.old revolving Locket Brooch, 15 00 One ladies’ large jet liead Bracelet, 8 (SI One ladies’ Gold revol.ing Cameo and Locket Brooch, 12 00 One Latent straight lino 1-ever Watch, \ plate, Silver hunting cases, 65 00 Two Ladies’ beautiful Gold and Florentine sets, Brooch and Far Rings, each $lB 3(5 00 Three Ladies’ Cameo sets. Brooch and bar Rings, valued at $l3 each 30 00 Four Gent's Gold Watch Keys, each $4 10 00 One Gent's cluster and tail Lin 6 00 Four Gent's Gold Seal Ring, each $4, 10 on Thro Silver Cups, $l2. $l6, SIS 4500 One Ladies’ fine Gold Guard Chain 20 00 One 18 carat Gold limiting ('.l-0 Watch, patent lever, full jeweled, chronometer balance, Jos. Johnson, maker, No. 101803, with Fob Chain, 225 00 $2,000 00 The order of Distribution will lie done by a Commit tee. chosen by the Audience. The Numbers corr -s ponding with the Tickets, to be placed in a bucket ; the first Number drawn takes the first Lrize. and so on in rotation on the list, until One Hundred Number* are drawn. fih~ The above Lrizei are on exhibition at the •OAK HALL CLOTHING STORE.” Main Street. Co lui’bia, where Tickets can lie bad and Seats secured. Tickets $1 00 no. 24 a *»A r SUBSCRIBER begs leave to inform the LADIES and GENTLEMEN of Columbia, and vicinity, that he will open his Dancing Academy at his Theatre, on Washington Street, COLUMBIA, On Thursday Evening, Nov, 17th 1859 He would recommend all those desirous of taking I-essons to commence on the evening of begining. Classes taught by the month, two evenings in each week. jO* Terms moderate. CHA3. CARDINELL Privatie fissions given at the Hall, or at residences as desred. nov. 3—tf. BENHAM’S hotel, Formerly the MAGNOUA. THE above house, is situated in the central part of the city, opnsite Wells Fargo & co s express olfice. and is a First Class Boarding House, at low rates. mUBI Board, per week, s»i. I Meals, 50 cts, Board k Lodging $7, | Lslging, 50 ct* Columbia, Nov, 10, IB6o—lf'