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THE HYDRAULIC PRESS, la Published every Saturday, Bv AVERY & WATERS. B. P. AVERT, TH. W. WATERS. North San Juan, Nevada Co., Cal Terms. Out Tear 95 00 Sue lUonths 3 00 Three Month* * Single Copies 85 49* All papers will be stopped at the end of tho term paid, unless renewed by the subscriber. jSLdxrortisiiis. One square of twelve lines, one insertion S 3 00 Each subsequent insertion 1 50 Advertisements of a personal nature, double the above Tates. A liberal deduction made to regular monthly and quar terly advertisers. Advertisements may be changed once a month without extra charge. 49* A1l advertising must be paid for in Advance. Jot> r*rintins- We have in connection with the Newspaper, a Job Office, complete In all its departments, and capable of executing every description of Job Work with neatness accuracy and dispatch, upon the most reasonable terms. 49-.VO WORK DELIVERED UiXTIL PAID FOR PROFESSIONAL CARDS. R. H. FAUQUIIAR, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, BRIDGEPORT Township. Office, next door to Weiss’ Billiard Sa doon, Main street, San Juan. 1 tt J. B. JOHNSON, TDSTICE OF THE PEACE, OFFICE, IN fj Jndge Stidger’a Jn»w Office, Main street, North San Juan. Itf O. P. STIDGER, Attorney at law. notary public and Conveyancer. Office on the north side of Main -street, one door west of Seawell A Sou's store, opposite •the Pioneer, NOUTIISANJC'AA. Nov. 13, 1557. 1 lm Will. F. 4\»EKSO\, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, •Offioe...lu Alban’s Brick Building, corner of Broad and Pine streets, Nevada. 21 3m TRKNRT MEREMTH THOMAS P. nV.VLET MEREDITH & HAWLEY, Attorneys at Law, NEVADA CITY. CAL. 15 3m •OEO. W. VAST DAVID BELDEN HELDEY & YAST, A T T G /. y £ y S AT L A TV, particular attention given to procuring U. S.Lnnd War rants for persons by Military service entitled to the same. ‘OFFICE...N'<> 4. s c m l story of Alban's Brick Building. Corner Broad and Pine streets. NEVADA. 21 BTANTON BUCKNER, C. WILSON UILL. BIJCKYEU & IHLL, HAVING associated themselves together in the practice of the haw. will attend promptly to all 'lmsiness couß le.l to ilr.ircarein Nevada and adjoining co.miles. . OFFICE— Tn Kelso'S Brick Building, Commercial 'St reel. N evad i- April S, ISO i. 21 Stn ■J. E. MCONNELL, Vt NILES. & XIEES, AUu/ii;/a anti Counsellors at Law, "Will practice in all the Courts of the 14th Judicial Dis trict, and in the Supreme Court. 'Office —Kidd's Crick Building, upstairs. 21 3ra P 11. S. OLDS, M. HVSICIAN AND SURC.EON--OFFICE, at Moore's Hotel, Moore’s Flat. 4tf BUSINESS CARDS. B. LEVISON, 'Wholesale and Retail Dealer in THE BEST HAVANA AND AMERICAN CIGARS and TOBACCO, Cutlery, Stationery, and fancy goods All of which will be sold at city prices, for cash. Main street, opposite Flume street. North San Juan nol-3m J. W. SULLIVAN’S great pacific emporium, AND General Agency of Periodical Literature, AND SOI.E AGENT F IR «THE CALIFORNIA TRUE DELTA” Boston Journal , Missouri Jiepuhlican, Cin •cinnatti Commcrci d, y. Y. Courier des Flats i'nis, yew York Herald , Tribune and Times. Ac., Ac., Ac. WASHINGTON STBET, NEXT TO THE POST OFFICE, Han Francisco. JEWELLERS. JEWELRY. HR. VANDERLOOT, HA VINO assumed the proprietorship of the estab lishment of Mr. Schwartz, respectfully informs tthe pdblicand his obi friends that he is prepared to Manufacture Jewelry. •of all descriptions in the neatest and best possible man ner, at short notice Mr. V. has long had the reputation of being a cotn perentand faithful Watchmaker, and will give good satisfaction in all kinds of Watch and Clock Repairing, ■and warrants all hi. work. 49-Give him a trial.'iElk «a_Main streat, opposite C. Schardin's. 29tf CHARLES W. YOUNG. MANUFACTURER OP California Jowolry; W ATC II MAKER, And Dealer in jPlne Watches, Jewelry, Diamond- Work, &•«. Junction of Main and Commercial streets, NET AD A. il Stb, ISSB. 21 3m THE HYDRAULIC PRESS. SALOONS & LIQUOR STORES. BILLIARDS, 25 CTS. A GAME! San Juan Exchange C. SCHARDIN &. CO., HAVING purchased the Interest o< John Woods iu the above San Juan Exchange,and made large additions and improvements, the Saloon now compares favorably with any in the Mountains. Three Billiard Tables, In first-rate order —two of them new Marble Beds and equal to any iu the State. The wood bed is the fa vorite of the place. It is the intention of the proprietor to use every exer tion to make the Exchange the favorite resort of all seekers of healthy pleasurable exercise. TITE BAR will be furnished with the very best WINfES AND LIQUORS To be had in the San Francisco Market, and no pains will bo spared to make everything pleasant and attrac ts ve. 10 Liquors at Wholesale and Retail. A. D. LABASSEE’S Hank Exchange* CORNER OF MAIN AND FLUME STREETS, NORTH SANT JUAN. Tin's splendid Saloon having been recent iy re-fitted iu tlie most elegant style, is now -viif .pen for the accommodation of the public, flic subscribers will be happy at all times to meet their friends and the public gener ally, and by strict attention to business, are confident ofmaking the BANK EXCHANGE the most desirable place of resort in the mountains. THE BAR. will at all times be supplied with the best Liquors, Wines, Ale and Porter, and CIGARS that the market affords. A. D. LABASSE & CO. /fJT’Wines and Liquors for Me.liciunl purpo ses, equal to any in the State, and superior to any Drug store articles in the mountains. rtjd“A choice lot of California Wines, now on hand. A. D. T<. April Ist, 1858. 20mytf Largest Slock iu the Mountains. Pioneer Liquor Store. WHOLESALE and RETAIL. OPPOSITE FRANK SMITH'S TIN SHOP, MAIN STREET. THE subscriber having refitted ami refurnished the above store, is now prepared with a large and complete stock of Wines, Lifters, 4le ami Porter of the best quality, and at as Lots Price?, Wholesale or Retail, at they cm he bought below, both in Quantity and Quality. All orders promptly attended to, an ! /J'aJ- Goods de livered free of charge. CA LlFOliJh'l.l WLVE, OREGO.V CIDER , and a variety of Choice beverages, always on hand and for sale by the case, bottle or glass. The Pioneer Liquor Store is one of the oldest estab lishments of the kind in this vicinity, and the proprie tor expects by close attention to business, to create for it an increased popularity. D. KRAFT. North San Juan, April 2d, ISSS. fiOmytf Hurrah for Sweetland! "New Saloon. An. LABASSEE, of the Bank Exchange, 9 San Juan, having taken the large new building at t-weetland, opposite Dannals’ old store, is entirely refitting it, and will open, during the week,a first class I)UI\KI\G SALOON, f- r the accommodation of gentlemen in that vicinity- He win always keep on hand the BEST OF LI QUO !IS AND CIGARS, and he prepared with an experienced attendant to mix every variety of F» ncy Drinks to order The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited, fcweotland. July 10, IS3S. 33my C. E. HELFRICH, Soda Water Manufacturer, DEALER in fine brandies, Ale. Porter Ac. "Wiflift Brandies, of the following brands : Old Sasterar, Otard. Jules, Robin & Co., United Vine yards, Martclle, Chatupaigno, Otard, &c., Ac. Philadelphia and Holland Gin, Old Tom. Santa Crnz and Jamaica Rum. Monongahela, Bourbon. Irish and Scotch Whiskey: Ilcidsick, Schreider and Morizctte Champaigns: Port, Sherry, Ginger, Hock. Sauterne Claret Wines. Assorted Case Liquors, Pt!d SYRUPS. Ilis extensive stock is now complete in every depart ment, and will bo offered at the most Reasonable Prices. San Juan North, Nov. 17, 1557. [1 "ml C. SCHARDIN & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco. Also— a general assortment of FRESH AND DRIED FRUITS, And Confectionery. This cool and delicious beverage is kept on baud du ring the snmnu. mouiim. SOUTH SIDE OF MA. JT STREET. XbrUi San Juan. A r or. 17.1837. [1 tf ] MEW BOOT St SHOE STORE 1— OPPOSITE 0. SCHARDIN’S SALOON, main Street. HAVING Just opened a Boot <fc Shoe STORE in tins place, the undersigned would re spectfully inform the gentlemen in this vicinity that he can sapply their wants in his line with the Best Quality, and at the Lowest Prices, Either of Eastern manufacture, or Made to Order! The subscriber is a practical Boot-maker, and will warrant alibis work. Give him a trial, and yon will be satisfied. JOSEPH HARNISHFEGER. North San Juan, Jan. 21, 1838. 10 my PETALTHA Ranch Butter. At 26 * PECK k COLEY’S. STEEL, of all sizes,at PECK AOOLET’3 NORTH SAN JUAN, NEVADA CO., CAL., SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 1858. TIIE MINUTE. AFTER THE DANISH. Alas! how quick the minute flies! No mortal can its conrsc oppose; Hardly 'tis born before it dies. Scarce can it free the bursting rose. Yet though so brief its course appear, How vast its power to create! To guide or alter our career, And influence our future fate. Love germinates beneath its flight, Or hate begins her frowning sway; A spark may burst to flaming light, Or brightest pleasures die away; Joy may elate our souls to heaven, Or sorrow cause the heart to bleed; Promises sacred may be riven, And friends desert us in our need. The broken heart may find its rtsi, Or happier days their vista ope; Some suturing and despairing breast Be gladden’d with t lie flow r of hope. Oil then improve with nil thy power, With all the taleuti, tlion dust own, This fraction of the passing hour Ere to eternity ’tis flown. Do what is useful and what’s right; See to thy fellow in distress; Give to the poor a willing mite ‘Of ail tiiegood thou mays't possess. Tims shall thy Anal moments bring Confident strength to ease thy death, And hope divine her radiance fling • O’er the last minute thou hast breath. [ Original.] LOG CABIN INKLINGS. No. V. We have, in the little mining camp near my cabin, a very pretty custom, which, by its poetical resoect for the dead, —a thing so uncommon in Cali fornia—reminds one of the beautiful customs of older countries, where the departure to eternity of some poor villager, saddens the hearts of all his neighbors. Upon the occurrence of a death in our midst, the gay American flag— which always floats from the bushy summit of a liberty pole that stands in front of the principal store —is lowered half-mast, and is not raised again until our dead brother has been decently laid away. No matter in what country the departed drew his first breath—-whether in merry En gland, sober Connecticut, Rhineland, or the grotesque regions of the Chi nese empire; no matter what were his circumstances—rich or poor, a | lucky or an unlucky miner; down sinks the flag, a suggestive signal,for a short season, to those who walk in health beneath its drooping folds. I say, this seems to me a beautiful custom. There is no formal prear rangement about it—no recognized agreement that it shall be done on ev ery occasion of death. It is dons spontaneously. A poor, lone, home less wanderer dies amongst irs, and the most of us learn it for the first time from that striped and starry sig nal at half-mast. Even while we look, two men pass by with an empty coffin, soon to be tenanted by an heir to corruption.— We follow tnem to the humble cabin or slighter shelter of a tent, now sanc tified by the presence of death, to gaze upon those marble features wo never saw before and shall not see again forever. 'lhe tr.iuCrs gather without call or invitation, save from the lowered flag or subdued tidings of a passenger, si lently about the spot, uncovering their heads, as they approach, with simple reverence, as though one said —“this is the body of our fellow-man, whose joul has solved the mystery we arc; 10, death for him hath cut the gordian knot that ties us to mortality!” Perhaps the voice of Christian prayer and holy solemn song now rises on the air, reminding many a hardened breast, long closed to such soft memo ries, of a sad scene, years ago, when the best of parents or truest of friends was conveyed away to that obscure niche we must all occupy, amidst the singing of that same familiar tune— not since heard till now in tears and exile. There is one more mound on the hill—one more grave without a name—one more vacant seat at some far fireside that never shall be filled, one more loving heart which is only saved from despair by hopeful ignor ance. Sometimes our marine death-token calls us to a great surprise. A bank of earth suddenly falls and crushes the life from an unthinking miner.— A crack, a rush as of air, and a dull heavy reverberation" which shakes the solid earth, are heard in the deep sunless chasm; a few startled wretch es stand tremblingly staring at one another for an instant, then frantically leap for their picks and shovels—for one of their number is missing! The gay laugh, the strong arm, the beat ing heart, are choked and buried.— Work, work, work! A crowd gath ers quickly, every man armed with his implement, intent to rescue a fel low-being from accidental burial.— They all work eagerly, with hearts that bound tumultuously, with gasp ing breath, and trembling limbs and sweating brows. The man is exhumed but life is gone. The Doctor comes with race .horse speed—in vain, in vain! A mangled form, a countenance pale and bloody, lie ready for the grave. The flag is lowered —we soon find the melancholy spot where a dead friend meets our unprepared gaze! He went out full of pleasant thoughts this morning, contemplating a speedy return to the old home, and bearing about his form, for a talisman as he said, the last written assurances of a good woman’s love—the frag ments of her shattered Daguerreo type are now crushed into his dead bosom. Such things as these arc of common occurrence in the diggings, and mul tiply the chances that assail the life of the adventurous seeker after gold. Better to be thus crushed out of ex istence, in the midst of hope and lus ty health, without a thought to em bitter the moment of dissolution, than to die by one’s own rash hand, a vic tim to disappointment, to blighted happiness, to gloomy despair. How dreadful would be the records of sui cide in this State could they be faith fully written! How shocking would be the spectacle could every silent grave yield up its desperate self murdered occupant! Each hill and valley—every town and camp, would start with thronging spectres, and the living witnesses of this armv of suicides might well shudder, and cease their toil for gold, at sight of those pale fixed looks of hopelessness, those ghastly self-inflic ted wounds. Such an aggregate of wretchodness would dim the bright- j ness of the fairest land, and change its mines of wealth to worthless dross. ******* Yes, better be snatched by sudden death from the very arms oflove,than dare annihilation or the more dreadful possibilities of an hereafter, by will fully driving the living soul from its wondrous temple of clay. * * * I shall never forget the burial of one poor fellow, an Englishman, who was killed by a falling bank. There | were many of his countrymen and i countrywomen in the neighborhood— some of them his relatives; and when the hour of his funeral arrived they were all gathered at his cabin, togeth er with a number of Americans, men and women. After the brief prayer with which the services at the bouse commenced was over, the English people joinca their YC-xces in one of the most teaching songs of grief that ev er melted the human heart. They were all good singers. In their own native isle they had tuned their voices from childhood to the notes the great Handel taught them, and through the moonlit hours cf many a night in the I pine hills of California they had sung the same strains, awakening echoes i that my car loved to catch. When the services were over, all joined in procession after the coffin,: which was s.iramediately followed by the women, and the funeral train pro- j ceedod by a devious route to the grave, stopping at cabins where the deceased had been acquainted, and his country people singing all the way. The effect upon all who followed was electrical. The music seemed to lend a triumph to death, yet touched us all to melting tenderness, the very of grief. It was an old English custom in which we joined. The deceased had no doubt followed many such, singing processions to tho grave amid the green hills of his own humid island : and now, the same exquisite custom was beautifying his burial in the dry soil of a foreign land. Cardinal Mezzofanti had an in timate knowledge of thirty languages, and spoke them with rare excellence. He was more or less master of e’Hi ty-ono languages and dialects besides these! Madame Vespucci, who lives at Ogdonsburgh, N. Y., is said to be the descendant of Amerigo Vespucci, from whom tho American continent takes its name. The Past. The wisdom, the wealth, the deco i ration and grandeur of life* are tho inherited capital of past generations. : As the natural blood of our forefathers I circulates through our bodily frames, I so the moral and intellectual blood of i the ancient world has passed into our j spiritual veins. The collective life of i Humanity is tho true religious idea. | Developing itself in accordance with invariable laws, transmitting the sci ence, the poetry, the material and moral amelioration of previous ages, Humanity appears, infinite and unde caying, as one continuous and übiquitous existence, embracing all times and all places, and uniting all men in one divine and universal broth erhood. Fighting for us in the Past, working for us in the Present, and preparing us for the Future, it march es onward to its preappointed goal.— Humanity thus includes all the hero ic and holy spirits, all the wise and creative minds, that have ever lived, or ever will live. Nor is it a pure ly subjective idea, for we really parti cipate of this common life, we see it reflect el around us in the lives of the good and noble men, of the true and tender women, that continue it. Thus we can discern in the Past our sublime and illustrious ancestry. We learn to sympathize with the ear liest forefathers of the race, we wor ship with them when they knelt be fore the Sun and called him God, or hailed the Rainbow as tho daughter of Wonder. We live, as it were, with the earliest tamers of the horse, with the men that first made the dog our ally, with the heroes who slew the python and the lion, with the va liant hunters and stout-hearted husbandmen that in old time made the earth habitable and fruit-bearing for us. We feel strange affinity with the early discoverers of Arts and Sci er.C3— “When sngea looked to Egj-pt for tlieir lore,” and Phenician Cadmus has our ho mage; and Prometheus, who invented number and taught men song. The art of Greece, the splendid heroism of those who died at Marathon, the sustained wisdom and stately elo quence of Pericles, the grandeur of Roman conquest and Roman law, the chivalry, romance, and royalty of the Catholic period—all appeals to our intellects and to our hearts, all remind us how much wo owe to the Past, how we are born of it and identified with it, and should have the same love for its virtues, the same forbearance mr its infirmities, the same pardon lor its errors, that we have for the fault of our vanished childhood with its rainbow illusions, or of our earlier manhood with its wild and adventure ous hopes. Already the more gentle and thoughtful minds among us live with their forefathers no less than with their contemporaries, and the daily life of every true scholar is a testimony of the admiration and rev erence duo to that cider humanity which has toiled and suffered that we might sometimes rest and enjoy. Westminster lieview THE HYDRAULIC PRESS TJie Romance of a Mummy. One of tho latest literary novelties is a novel written by M. Gautier, a Frenchman, with an Egyptian mum my for its heroine ! Tho author, in his prologue, ingeniously describes the opening of an Egyptian Mausol eum which had never before been de secrated by modern curiosity, and the discovery therein of a female mummy which had moved on earth three thousand years ago as a lady of great rank. This precious discovery was made by a young English peer and a German Savar, the latter a second Champollion, they having purchased the privilege of search from a Greek seller of curiosities for the moderate sum of a thousand pounds. The mummy was conveyed to the cabin of the English Lord’s boat, and there unrolled, the linen wrappers taken off with loving carefulness one after one, until the shrivelled parchment beauty lay before them in unblushing nudity, and in the posture of the Venus de Medici. Between the arm and side of th? NUMBER 5; mummy was found a roll of papyrus, which, after three yeaas of hard labor was deciphered, and furnished the material of the only novel of Egypt ian life ever written. The author gives tlie most minute descriptions of furniture, ornaments and dress, of high and low domestic* ities, amongst the Egyptians, during the time of Moses and the Jewish captivity, as those antiquities can be learned from the paintings, the mon uments and the scrolls of that wonder ful land; and even has the boldness to introduce into his story the miracles wrought by the *Jewish leaders for the deliverance of their country — men from the rule of Pharaoh. Unpractical Men.—the follows - beautiful and Emersonian passage is extracted from the Sacramento correspondence of the S. F. Nation al. It is very rare that such thbiigW arc found in a political newspaper, particularly as original and in this instance they are curious ly accompanied by allusions to Bald win, Jackson and Buchanan, neither of whom belongs to the class of quiet good men here so eloquently described: “There is a class of men who, sit ting still, or standing with folded hands amid the strife and hum of the world, achieve a more essential and solid labor for society, than the noisy nolitician, the glib reformer, and all the undertakers in ways and means. Call them idlers, dreamers, whatyod will. If they avoid the courts, the markets, the legislative halls, the pop* ular churches, the caucus, and the meetings of stock-holders, it is not because they are indifferent to the id* terests of humanity. They work iri the very foundations of society.—* They are the very leaven in the lump. Their virtue infuses itself, an immor tal fire, into the cold, hard clay Of human selfishness. While the prac tical men are makiug us richer, the unpractical men are making us happi er and better. While others are con triving new schemes of money-making* shouting at mass meetings, studying statistics, saving tfas ,Country* run* ning after the polices! isfllces, are dropping golden dews hve and wisdom upon the parched and arid soil of our heats. Sometimes l« A look they give us; sometimes in a Sm> ' gle word or smile; sometimes in a song or a story, they convey a bleSS* ing to onr souls, richer, sweeter, more lasting, than any gift in the power of practical men to bestow. Their infill* ence is incalculable. Though private it circles onward from the Centre, and moves in time, a whole society—per* haps the world—as the eddies of a pebble agitate the surface of a whole pond. And when they addreSs hu manity through the medium of inde pendent thought,though slow to action* they obtain a hold upon the heart* and a wide spread influence which the greatest statesman often fails to se* cure. I might name one “fiction” aft he is called who, sending his thoughts to us from the Atlantic side* wields thereby a moral power in this CoUnlty entirely above and beyond that of our most eminont and thorougly practical men. There is a power in the humatt heart* which though noiseless, revolutionises the world. A noble sentiment nevef dies. Though uttered, or lived, by the humblest one of us, it will work its way in society, until it become* public opinion, law and gospel. ‘He who feeds men serveth few; . He serves all who dares be tnie'” BST* Some of the Africans with whom Dr. Livingstone came in eon* tact always leave a place where Ihay have lost a member of their oWn fa* mily, and can never bear to revisit ik except it be to mourn over the graft of the departed. No matter how pleasant their home may be or how abundantly supplied with every com fort of savage life ; if death enters the circle they abandon it ac onoe.— This custom argu '8 considerable sen sibility, although the very reverse of the feeling with which wo linger lov ingly around the spots once sanctified by the presence of friends who will never return to them.