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WEEKLY LEDGER.
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RPRI.VG’ER k OAINOKRPIELD.
VOLCANO,
RATI'RDAY MORNING,DEC. 1, 1855
Mr. 1.. I». Fisher
1“ our authorized agent in San Francisco, for
procuring advertisements, and transacting other
tiusincM.
(•iir<lin*r A Kirk
Are our authorized Agents in Sacramento, for
procuring advertisements, Ac.
Henry S. Ilium.
Is our authorized agent at Fiddletown, for pro. i
curing subscriptions, advertising and Job Work.
tai'lUNFomi A WiLn.VAN are agents at Sutler 1
tor procuring subscribers,advertising and’job work
rders left with them, will be prontplyattended to.
■“>s : Mn. Gkorok Loveland, of the News Depot,
Indian Diggings, is onr Agent (or that camp.
The School House.— The attention of the
citizens of Volcano, is called to the situation
of the Public School House erected some
time since. Messrs. Armstrong had the buil
ding sold to satisfy a lien held by them for
'in. xlfr furnished, and became himself the pur
chaser. Messrs. A. with commendable liber
ality, offers to relinquish his claim upon the
payment of the original demand, which a
mounts to five hundred dollars.
An effort is now being made by some of our
citizens to raise sufficient means to discharge
the obligation. For this purpose, a Commit
tee, consisting of Messrs. Payne, Chapman,
Isbail, Cameron and others, will wait upon
the business men, and such others ns feel an
interest in the matter, and solicit donations.
The importance of the matter demands the
■Attention of all who feel an interest in the
welfare of society, and it is to be hoped every
one will give liberally.
Un-Fa Bancheria.—We have before had
occasion to speak of this flourishing mining
camp, situated at a distance of some four or
four and a half miles from Volcano. Having
visited the place a few days ago, we are now
enabled to speak more definitely of its pres
ent prosperity and future prosjiects. The
Upper Kancheria of to-day bears not the
slightest resemblance to the miserably dilapi
dated camp that was to be seen on the same
spot one year ago. Then the village consisted
of a few shanties only, and not the least ac
tivity was manifested ; now there are plenty
of as good buildings us are usually found in
mountain towns, and a livelier, more bustling,
active little place would not be met with in
a week's ride. Great preparations for mining
are being made, and as soon as the ditch is
completed, active operations will commence
on an extensive scale. The diggings are so
situated that natural water cannot be obtain
ed to work them except while it is actually
raining, and it must be ruining violently at
that. Hence the diggings have not been more
than thoroughly prospected. It has, howev
er, been demonstrated that they are exceed
ingly rich, and “the good time coming”—the
introduction of water by artificial means—is
near at hand. By-thc-by, some of the enter
prizing citizens of Rancheria are engaged in
cutting a good road from the village to inter
sect the new road from Volcano to Fiddle
town. When completed, only u quarter of
a mile in length, the Sacramento stage will
"call” at the town.
Grass V alley. —This is the name given to
one of the most beautiful valleys in Califor
nia. It may very properly be termed a basin
in the mountains, and is situated at a distance
of about two and a half miles from Volcano.
Its length is one mile, and its width one quar
ter of a mile. The hills on either side arc of
gradual ascent, and their elevation above the
level of the valley or basin, rather inconsider
able. At the head of the valley stands the
handsome and flourishing village of Aqueduct
City, destined when u sufficiency of water
shall have been introduced to the surrounding
mines, to be one of the most prosperous min
ing towns. This valley is occupied us a rtn
cho, and if improved, would be as fine n farm
as the most enthusiastic agriculturist could
desire to possess; but as it is known to
abound in gold, the miners will, no doubt, in
the course of time, appropriate it to their
owui purposes and finally leave it in a condi
tion not exactly t illable.
A Motley Crowd. —The building in which
our office is located contains one Express of
fice, post office, a large dry goods and grocery
store, a clothing store, a billiard saloon, and
“last, though not least,” the Ledger office.—
Among all the persons employed about the
building, there is but one handsome man, and
he presides over an institution which runs oj»-
position to the post office.
Jtey-Wc leuru that two gentlemen, long
connected with staging in this state, contem
plate putting on u line of Stages from this
place to Mokehunne Hill, running through
Jackson. Such an accommodation is greatly
needed, and we have but little doubt but they
will meet with u good support. We are per
sonally acquainted with both gentlemen, and
know that they have the means and ability to
carry through the project.
S&T There are two theatres iu full blast in
Sacramento at this time.
esar The Cl rand Allied Banquet in Snn
Francisco, on Tuesday last, broke up iu a
Death ok a River I’ii.ot. — 'Hie death of
Mr. liufus Williams is announced in tbi> pa
per to-day. Deceased was, we understand,
pilot of the ill-fated “ Pearl,” and at the mo
ment of the explosion, stood at the wheel.—
He was blown from the boat into the river,
and escaped death almost miraculously. Mr.
W. leaves a widow in this city to mourn
the loss of an affectionate husband and
worthy citizen.— I r nion.
Mr. Williams was a resident of Galena,
111., up to the time of emigrating to Cali
fornia, in 1853, and was engaged in piloting
steamboats on the Mississippi river from St.
Louis to St. Anthony.
Dirt Cheap. —The Marysville Express says
that wild geese are soid in the streets of that
city at fifty cents apiece.
Why don’t some enterprising Yankee “ship’
a wagon load to Volcano, —they w ould bring
a good price in this market.
Petrifaction. —We were shown yesterday,
a piece of petrified pine, which w as taken out
of a shaft on the hill in the eastern part of
this town, at the depth of ninety-six feel from
the surface. The specimen which was shown
ns was a part of a pine tree, two feet in
thickness.
A Goon Pan.— Last Monday wc saw a
pan of dirt washed which was taken from the
Keystone tunnel, and yielded the snug little
sum of fourteen dollars. Judge Wood, who
is one of the owners of this claim, informed
us (hut there was plenty more of the same
kind of dirt left.
Indian Diggings, Nov. 24th, 1855.
Dear Ledger :—ln my last communication
I endeavored to give you a few items of sta
tistical information in regard to the business
and improvement of this locality ; to this I
would mill that since that time there has been
an addition of one clothing store and a jewelry
shop; “and still they come.”
The Masonic Fraternity have quite a re
spectable organization as to numbers and good
looks of its members. They own the build
ing in the upper part of which they hold their
regular meetings, the lower room being nje
preprinted to the public, and used us a church,
theatre, town hall and dancing room. Said
building is large and commodious, pleasantly
situated on a knoll a short distance from the
heart of the town.
1 think within a twelvemonth from this
time the community will be cheered by the
“merry ringing of church bells.” As yet we
have nothing but an old cracked one (kindly
furnished by the proprietor of the principal
hotel,) to call the people to their place of
worship, although 1 am sorry to say that
there are but few in proportion to the num
ber of inhabituifts who can hear its discordant
notes, unless it is on such nights that there is
to be a theatrical )*erformance or “nigger
show,” and then all can hear alike, far and
near.
Through the enterprise and munificence of
one of our citizens, there bus been a neat and
comfortable school house built and furnished,
in which there is at present a small school
taught.
The mineral resources of this vicinity arc
gradually being developed, but owing to the
scarcity of water heretofore, the process of
prov ing the value of the claims has been slow,
although there are two large ditches comple
ted, (one of which is now in use, ami affords
a partial supply,) yet there has not been rain
in sucient quantities to flilill them, but should
the prayer of the “ honest miner” be heard, 1
think it will not be long before the watery
gules of heaven w ill be opened, and an abund
ant supply of that most needful article, to the
replenishment of a “ broken miner’s ” pocket,
will come to the fulfillment of the earnest de
s re of all.
As to the richness of the diggings here in
general, 1 can but say that I know of none
who own claims but are satisfied with them,
though some have sold as high as $2,000, for
a one-sixth interest. Should you know of any
deserving fwmbrt who is desirous of obtaining
a claim that will atford him work for the bal
ance of his life, with a fair remuneration the
meanwhile, send him along if he has the cash,
as we have “a few more left of the same sort.”
MINER.
Empire Bau..—On Thursday evening we
attended a very pleasant party given at the
Empire Hotel in this place. The party was
not us large as was anticipated, but still a
sufficient number were present to make every
thing agreeable and pleasant. At half past
eight the bugle called the party to the ball
room, where everything hud been arranged in
the best manner, and the dance commenced,
which was kept np without intermission until
half past twelve o’clock. At this hour sup
per was announced. The party then repaired
to the large dining-room of the Empire, where
one of the most sumptuous suppers ever spread
in the mines awaited the attack of the eager
throng. Much credit is due Mr. Tarbell for
the liberality he displayed in rendering his
guests comfortable and happy.
t-c A iniin-r lij- the nan.e of David Harris,
from Vermont, was severely injured one day
last week, while engaged in procuring timber
for the purpose of protecting liis tunnel.—
\\ Idle felling a tree, a rotten limb, some twen
ty feet above his head, fell and struck him on
the left shoulder, mangling and bruising him
in u shocking manner.
Kern River Mines.
Mu. Eh iron : —At the request of several
friends, f have consented to write out a few
observations made during a hasty visit to the
Kern River mines. These mines are situated
in the south and east portions of the count\
of Tulare and seventy-five miles distant from
Visalia, the county seat of said county.
Leaving Visalia, the first mining locality on
vonr way to Oreenhorn, is bite River.—
Here are sonic sixty or seventy miners, who
nre apparently doing well. In our converse
tion with them they expressed themselves sat
isfied with the result of their summer’s labor,
and a fair prospect for winter operations. Xo
very extensive discoveries however, have been
made here. Passing on from this point, al
ternate belts of arid plains and rich allu
vial bottoms arc crossed, until you arrive at
the foot hills of the Sierras, when a mile or
so brings you into the Burnt District as it is
1 very appropriately called. The foot hills nre
thickly covered with dwarfish underbrush
which continues to diminish ns you gain the
elevation of the mountain. Arrived at the
summit, the exhausted condition of your horse
j admonishes you of the necessity of a “breathing
spell,” But little shrubbery or vegetation of
any kind here greet the eye, and what little
there is seems to be struggling to support a
miserable existence, diminutive in size, thinly
dispersed over the hills, and partaking of the
hue of the ashy colored earth, giving to the
scene immediately around you a barren and
desolate appearance, and you arc obliged men
tally to exclaim, “ What could live here?”
The descent is long, and in several places
dangerous, until you arrive at the bottom,
when on inquiry your position is ascertained
to be the veritable Greenhorn Gulch. Here,
on looking aronnd, you find an immense moun
tain gorge, covered in nil visible directions
with huge granite boulders, of a crumbling
and decayed appearenee, with an occasional
opening in the walls of this chasm, which lend
to extensive subterranean chambers, similar
in character to those found in the primitive
limestone formations of Amador and Calave
ras counties. To us, these formed a most in
teresting object, ns these dark recesses pre
sent u subterranean world, whose treasures
are a subject of deep reflection and some con
jecture to the wise, and of laborious and ad
vantageous exertion to the industrious and
enterprising miner. In these caves have been
discovered some of the richest deposits in that
district. The ore is more valuable in market,
and ns it appeared to ns. l>een subject to at
trition in a higher degree than that extracted
from the bed of the river.
The mines are known to extend about fifty
miles north and south, and some twenty in
width. About ten miles east of Oreenhorn,
this barren, ashy colored surface is superceded
by a deep red soil, with clay and slate beds,
and a vigorous growth of red-wood or moun
tain cedar and pine.
There arc about five hundred persons in all,
in these mines, the most of whom are doing a
paying business. The diggings, aside from
the streams, may be denominated “surface,"
and so fur as we could judge from informa
atiou gathered from the miners of that sec
tion, they will compare favorably with any
oilier new diggings in the State. It is true,
the district is but just prospected, ami
miners’ supplies are high, and at times diffi
cult to obtain, but wo think there is no doubt
that w ith the facilities for working, the indus
trious miner will find these mines much more
profitable than many of the crowded placers
of the north. But with all these disadvan
tages, and ail that can be saiil against them,
the discovery of these mines has undoubtedly
unlocked an immense source of wealth to the
State, and opened up an extended field for
renhmerafive labor. Among our energetic
and ever money-making citizens, capital is
constantly seeking new sources of profitable
investment, and to those who choose to be
come interested, the numerous Quartz mines
of Kern River present tv field for the employ
ment of capital at once safe, active and re
munerative in a high degree. A year or two
perhaps may pass, before the mines are ex
tensively occupied, but we a r e satisfied that
the time is not far distant, when this w hole
section shall lie occupied, and the sound of
the pick and shovel will he heard from out
every gorge and canon, and thousands will
present themselves at the streams, in the gulch
es and on the mountain tops, to claim from
mother earth the rich inheritance which she
is ever ready to yield up to her worthy and
industrious sons.
The belts of sand and alluvium before re
ferred to, the “ Deltas," together with the re
sources and productions of the valley of Tu
lare, may serve for the basis of a future com
munication, but for the present, gentlemen,
we think we nre entitled to have that “ prom
ise’’ ruled out. To those who are merely ob
serving the progress of this country, the fore
going remarks may not he of any interest, but
to all those who are looking to the develop
ment of the mines as a source of profitable
employment to themselves mid their friends,
and an increasing revenue to the Slate, we
will add but one word more, and that is “go
and see.” Yours, Ac.,
W. 11. J,
Mr. Potter and his talented troupe of
theatricals, may la- looked for in this place in
the course of a few weeks.
For the Weekly Uilger.
A Walk to Rancheria.
Mh Editor:- —f read with interest the de
scription in your last number of the buggy
ride you had to the above place, and the fine
view obtained from part of the road. Hav
ing been for eighteen months confined to the
narrow horizon which these mountain gorges
afford, I concluded to pi out to your “I’isgfth,
once more to give my visual organs a chance
to expand. Hymn <k Co. s road I found to
be all that you had represented, and the com
pany deserve great credit and good pay for
the enterprise they have exhibited.
As 1 came in sight of the valley. I diverg
ed from the road to obtain a more extended
view. The declining sun cast a mellow
light upon the scene, the horizon was clear to
its utmost bounds, and there lay the vast con
cave in the deep stillness of a seemingly un
peopled waste, bounded by the coast moun
tains and the Sierras, Mount Diablo and the
Hutted. Benind arose in chilling grandeur
the Nevada, reflecting from his icy mail the
sun’s rays, thus protecting the congealed stores
that are to nourish the parched earth another
summer, or wash out the treasures of the
mines Beneath me lay the dark lines of for
est which skirt the C'osumnes, the American,
the Sacramento and Bear rivers. A cloud
hung over the city of Sacramento, and col
umns of light grey smoke which seemed to
supjiort the arch of the firmament arose from
the tides of Cache Creek and the embrasures
of the Cosumncs. There was silence—that
oppressive silence which is felt only in suikude,
upon a barren eminence, when the
How painfully is self, standing thus isolated
in immensity— how the heart yearns for com
panionship with something with which it can
compare. In such a situation the voice of the
humblest insect is music—the stray crow an
agreeable visitor.
But let us look from hence through our
mental telescope, and how quickly is solitude
dispelled—the vast amphitheatre peopled—
see ! farms, towns, cities dot the plain—thou
sands of teams tread the roads in all direc
tions —the locomotive roars along its iron
way, and wires, those narrow highways for
the lightning, radiate from the great commer
cial focus to every mountain pass. What
were the plains of Shinar, the valley of the
Nile, or Euphrates to this ? What was Jor
dan to the Sacramento or many of its tribu
taries? or what the land of Canaan to Cali
fornia ? We have no need of the workmen
of Tyre, or the precious stones and gold of
Ophir, or the cedars of Lebanon, for all are
here. Here is the cradle of genius, the ulti
ma thule of human greatness, the finis /erre.
Hut 1 must come down to the little spot
over which 1 have looked, llauchcria prom
ises to be a place of considerable importance.
The hills around it appear to Ik* of late form
ation, or what is called lava, and the flats and
ravines arc all auriferous. It presents a fine
field for the prospector, as but little in that
line has yet been done. The town is improv
ing rapidly and has amongst its fairest fea
tures a number of ladies and pretty misses.
Amongst other things 1 saw there, was a load
of brick from Peara A Co.’s kiln of Volcano.
A great benefactor has been that brick com
pany. They have ornamented Volcano with
some fine houses, made many cabins comfort
able with good brick chimneys, and have yet
some tens of thousands to sell at very low
prices. What associations are connected with
bricks. They were the first stereotype plates
(he world knew. The bricks of Nincvah bear
ing the record of kings who lived before the
Jews or their father hud an existence, are still
in perfect preservation. The bricks of Hale
ylon bear the names of the proud builders of
that great city, where almost all else regard
ing them is effaced from time’s records ; and
the bricks of California, having taken place
of the cloth tent and stick chimney, bespeak
a stable future, with comfortable and endur
ing houses.
Hut enough. If you have nothing better
you may put this medley in your paiier, and
maybe I’ll write again.
TRAVELLER. ■
The Allied Banquet.
The Sanfrancisco Herald Ims a report near
ly six columns long of the Celebration of the
Allies' victory. It seems to have been a mag
nificent affair, and to have gone off peaceably
until the dinner was concluded. About this
time the Herald says :
“When the festivities had about well com
menced and the wine had flowed somewhat
freely, a scene of great excitement ami confu
sion occurred among the crowd, owing to a
most trivial circumstance. On a plat form a
i bout fhe center of the pavilion, a piece of
French confectionary was stationed, designed
to represent a fortress or tower, (probably the
Malakoff,) and the crowd promiscuously and
i out of pure sport as it would seem, commenc
ed a mimic bombardment on the walls of cake
and candy with pieces of bread and other
missiles. The bombardment which was car
ried on in apparent good humor and ns an in
nocent sort of amusement, was finally conclu
ded by the mimic fortress being stormed and
hurled to the ground by tin rush of the crowd,
when a simultaneous movement was made to
plant the Hags ot the different nations—Kn
glish and !• renoh, and our own national colors
I —upon the platform amid the ruins of the
confectionary. All this had transpired in the
best possible humor. ]u the crowding how
ever, on the platform, a number were shoved
oil, and great excitement and confusion was
occasioned by the efforts to keep the different
national ensigns on the platform. The excite
ment was heightened by an attempt to tear
loose the different flaps. At this time pome
of (he Frenchmen who had been very much
excited, struck up the Marsellaise Hymn, ami
appeals for peace ami violence were heard on
all sides among the crowd. A regular fight
took place over the British flag, which hud
heen planted on the platform referred to ; and
Ij n the general scrimmage it was torn into
strips amid the wildest and roost indiscribabie
excitement. The police were prompt in inti r
1 fering, 1 >nt as soon us the difliculty a as quell
ed, another took place in a different part of
the pavilion ; the excitement had now become
general, and the vast crowd seemed possessed
with delirium. The attempts ot American
citizens to tear down the national emblems of
the English and French, were renewed. It
became evident that a feeling had been exci
ted, which, while it put an end to the festivi
ties of the day, had arrayed many of onr own
citizens and the Allies in hostility towards
each other, and threatened to lend to most
serious violence.
At this juncture, Mr C. P. Dunne, who
was in the lower part of the pavilion, prop >s
ed ns a means to allay (lie excitement, to
raise the American with (he English and
French flags, and tie them together as a sig
-1 nnl for harmony. Wjth this intent, asisgen
erally believed, Mr, Duane ascended one of
(he beams that supported the canvass, with
the American color.' in his hand, the design
being that the French and English flags shu’d
be handed to him from below , when the beam
gave way and Mr. 1 timiie was precipitated to
the ground. The intent of this action of Mr.
Duane was evidently mistaken by the French
and English, who regarded it ns an attempt
to hoist (he American colors over their na
tional ensigns, and (lie confusion and excite
ment of the crowd became aggravated in the
most indescribable manner. Cheers and yells
resounded. Attempts were made in different
parts of (lie pavilion to hoist the stars and
stripes of onr own country to the beams from
which hud been torn down the flags of the
Allies; ami the crowd fonghl madly over the
different national flags, which were torn into
strips and trampled in the dust or wound into
balls and throw n from one part of the crowd
to the other, amid screams of excitement and
the most violent struggles,in which the clothes
were actually torn from the backs of the prin
cipal' in the contest, and blows dealt promis
cuously on all sides.
In the midst of this general excitement
several attempts were made by different spea
ker- to appeal to our own citizens, and pnr
snade them to desist from their attempts to
hoist the American colors in place of the tings
of the Allies, It was impossible, however,
for these appeals to be heard at all, more
than a few feet from the speaker, and then
only amid the mingling of yells, cheers and
4 tigers,’ which was perfectly bewildt ring.
Col. Maker eventually succeeded in occu
pying the platform near (he middle of (lie pa
vilion, and raised ids voice to address the
crowd, it was impossible for him to make
himself heard amid the confusion and turmoil
that raged around. The |Miliee cleared the
platform. A number of gentlemen vied with
each other in calling ‘ order,’ in the loudest
tone of voice ; but still Col. Maker exerted
his lungs to no effect. He was heard to say
‘Gentlemen,’ and some minutes afterwards,
‘ F'ellow citizens, I appeal ,’ but just then
the shouts of the crowd would swallow up ev
erything else in its immense volume of sound.
We continue from the Herald :
Mr, Henry A. Cobb next addressed the
crowd, in tiie vain effort to allay the excite
ment. He said: i tell yon, gentlemen, that
it is idle for men here to attempt to excite ill
feelings towards our French citizens. They
are ‘A No. I,’ as good citizens as the liest,
and arc just willing to do anything for their
American fellow-citizens, except getting into
a little muss like this. [ Laughter and cheers.]
I want you to now join with me in giving
three hearty cheers for the United States of
America, and then just quietly ‘evaporate.’
The cheers were well responded to, when
Mr. Cobh proposed three more for Hi Hr Hr
I'rana, and three more for the ‘ Old Island of
Great Britain.’ lly this time the crowd
,'Oemcd to have determined to go through n
regular programme of cheering, and the Sar
dinians, the Turks, the City of San Francisco
the Fire Department, and the Hooks and
Ladders especially, and sundry individuals,
were in tnru cheered by the majority of the
multitude.
The crowd commenced gradually to dis
perse a little past four o’clock in the evening;
but the excitement prevailed to the last mo
ment. Preparations were made by the
.(French and English to take down such of
their ling as still hung from the beams of the
tent, before leaving the pavilion. Some ex
cited appeals were made to their countrymen
in the crowd to take away all their national
ensigns from the pavilion, as if they remained
j there they would be insulted and torn to
pieces by the Americans. Such appeals and
,recriminations naturally aggravated the e.\-
| citement, and the taking down of the flags
was attended with renewed scenes of vio
lence. There was an evident determination
that the American colors should be kept up
us long us the national ensigns of the Allies
flouted from the tent, and the tugging at the
flags and lighting over them was renewed
with unabating violence. In the struggles
w hich occurred in different parts of the pa
vilion during this general renewal of hostili
ties many of the participants got well punish
ed by blows, and with their clothes torn from
their bodies and their faces covered with
blood, presented a horrible spectacle. Prom
inent in the fray were a number of burly
British tars, who stood by the Union Jack to
the last, and did fearful execution from the
shoulder throughout the day. It was a re
markable circumstance thut un appeal wu- nut
made to deadly weapon, and only one single !
instance occurred during the day, to our
knowledge, where a weapon was drawn in |
the heat of the wrangling and lighting that
was incessantly going on. A large force of
police were on the ground, and by their con
stant effort to maintain the peace, the more j
serious results of such manifestations of vio- j
lenee as were Witnessed yesterday were aver
ted, and the majority of the crowd were pre
vailed upon to disperse.
The view presented in the interior of the
pavilion, after it had become apparent that
all order and decency were at an end, and
when the check-takers at the entrance hud
frantically abandoned their posts, absolutely
beggars description. The floor, strange to
say. was comparatively deserted, p,.,,.,!,
ferring to stand instead upon the lon- j.
tables which yet were covered with ip, u ,
of pastry a d the crush of chret and
pagne bottles. Roast beef, roast pork
ton, game and vegetables, plum piUp, . ,
pale faced pies, inemignes do la p r ,.„
bottled ale and porter, all were "■
der foot with a profusion and reek Is.-,
that very soon contributed to the creatin'*' 1
a species of luxurious mad, to which e -
amlothir wines imparted a rosy hue t..
with a most villainous odor. ' The snia I
of glass and crockery was absolutely f.
and the aggregated racket of a dozen t; „
ricai “crashing mu bines" couhl gj ve *
faint idea of the uproar occasionally p r , .
ing from the one cause alone. The f,,',!
work overhead which supported the ,- v
and which was gracefully fcatooned whi
and brunches of laurel, absolutely '
with patriotic individuals in h perfiv; '
of enthusiasm, who from their un-. ,
heights seized the various colors and w'o,!
them desperately and madly over tie- )., ■
I crowd below, who in turn' belched forth „
continued yell and torrent of vehement' 31
planse. At times, one or other of the V‘"
or braces of the scaffolding would give «
resulting in the sjjcedy ami somewhat ha,-.-',
ous descent e>f some unfortunate parti-;,
(he quadruple alliance upon the head-iv
shoulders of the unlucky crowd below U
laurel wreathing speedily vanished tio
tional ensigns went into a state of , ... ?
the lamps and fixtures set up for illumim.
purposes in the evening were wrecked, a.
the whole scene became one of confu-d
worse confounded. Speakers attempted a
various points to address remarks to t:
that were witling to listen to them, but
the hurricane of how ls and the tempest -f M
tional hymn singing, they did not even ■
■ >n hearing the sound of their voice,
say nothing of the occasionally slight i; : v.
ruption made by falling boards and like
descending men from the timbers above,
one or two particulars there seemed an
dent intention on the part of some ont
to turn the disastrous face of affairs to ;
best account, and several foraging par ,
were observed following along the line n; ■
tables, quietly transferring to capaciuus - i
the remains of all that was digcstable ■
promised savory fare for small dinner pur
[on the morrow. Riot and wastefulness r
ed supreme, and the orgies of the Bacehau...
themselves could hardly have presented ,
scene of more utter chaos and destruction ’
fool, and dr nk th in that exhibited in •
interior of the pavilion at about four odd
I'm; Rts-ii an-American Dkmonsthati'
The Tima A Trantcript in speaking of ;
evening procession of Russian sympathi
says:
Around the interwoven banners of Ru-,
and America, the crowd continued toinrre
enlivened with shouts and occasionally
cited by the remarks from different per
until after night-fail, in the meanwhile a dr.,
was procured, which was placed upon i
neck of cm* of the earliest pioneers of s
Francisco, who managed to make a n<
with it, but very little music. An effort h»i
been made to procure a band of music, I '
without avail, and thts whs rhe only sole
tute which could be provided. Headed
the solitary drummer, at about 7 o’clock tin
moved off along Montgomery street, in ti
direction of Market—the united banners fi
ling borne at the head of the line, lllutniiv
led by a single lantern. The line was fom
by platoons, numbering from three to ten ea
whilst the sidewalks were crammed with t
mooting muss, w ho fell into line us they w
along. There could not have been loss tin;
i three thousand persons in all who had tliu
taken up the line of march for the reside;,
of the Russian Consul—Mr Kostromiten ’
-—on Essex street, in the rear of Kineon I’i
Diiringtlic tvliole proceeding there wussm.
ifested (ho warmest enthusiasm, and but od:
feeling seemed to pervade the moving m..
—that of antagonism to the sentiments «•
pressed during the day.
The Herald fiys that w hen tlie crowd f
to the Consul's house, lie immediately open;
all the doors and windows of the house, in.
came out upon the piazza in front, attend.-
by his lady and child, u boy of about sew
. years of age.
Mr. Hro-iiian, as spokesman forthecro'
j stated the object of the visit; to which i
j latter replied, through cx-Oovernor John M
Dougal, in terms expressive of the warm
gratitude for the honor done him. As ;.
crowd in the street were unable to obtain i
view of the Consul and his family, they w •
| induced to ascend to the roof of the plaza,
when he again addressed the assemblag.
through Mr. McDougal, saying that his - -
would interpret for him w hat he was anxn -
to express. The little fellow came forwa
and every one held Iris breath to catch tie
child’s voice. He said :
Gentlemen—My father desires me to sat
that this kind visit from you, (o express yeut
'jmpathics for the people whom be represent
is deeply appreciated by him, and willalwayi
be remembered. Hu cannot express his sea
timents in the English language: but he winis
es you to be assured that lie feels very grate
ful.
This neat little speech from a child seven
years of age, called forth repeated cheers.
Eleau lleydcnfelt made a speech, and the
procession then took up the line of march fit
head-quarters on Montgomery street ; and it
passing a grocery store ut the comer of Jes
aud Third streets, attention was called to *
large canvas displayed on the awning Iran,
on w hich was painted the motto, “ Success
the Allies .Sebastopol.’’ The crowd hoot",
and groaned ; and some sensible juvenile
suggested a proposition to “ take Sebastopol,
but this proposition was immediately ov<;
ruled by the majority, and the procession pa--
ed on quietly to the vicinity of the place fro
which they started ; where, after listening t"
songs and speeches, the assemblage disperse
ul about half past ten o'clock.
Assay Office. By reference to our n
vertisiug colums, it w ill be seen thut Messrs
Agrill A Blake have opened an Assay OUi'
in Sacramento. From a personal acquaint
auee with both gentlemen, we can confident!;
recomeud them as both capable and hones’
and every way competent to conduct the bu
ness they have embarked in.

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