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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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stuart’s * Gold Mourted ” Oil Portrait
•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
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
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
182 South Third si.. Philadelphia
Acting and i'dago Managers :
Messrs. A. R, PHELI'S and K. BINGHAM.
The public are respectfully informed, that the
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
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.
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.
Oiler to the public a Grand Gift Enterprise,
to take place at
1 >OC3
On which occasion there will be
M. ** » m m bc i % u<zm
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:
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.
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
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
lui’bia, where Tickets can lie bad and Seats secured.
Tickets $1 00
no. 24
leave to inform the LADIES and
GENTLEMEN of Columbia, and vicinity,
that he will open his Dancing Academy
at his Theatre, on Washington Street,
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
jO* Terms moderate.
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'

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