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THE HYDRAULIC PRESS.
BY AVERY & WATERS.
THE HYDRAULIC PRESS.
P UBLISHED EVERY SATURD AY MORNING
99" Office on Jfnfn street, w!joining the. Drug Store.‘ r SJ( I
Terms for the Paper.
One Year, invariably inadrancc . $5 00
Six Months, “ “ “ 300
Three “ “ “ “ 2 00
Terms for Advertising.
One Square. (12 lines) first insertion, -3 00
Each subsequent insertion, 1 00
*9- Tlnsiness cards not exceed in r four line* of this
type, will he inserted for JO 00 a quarter.
SALOONS & RESTAURANTS
BILLIARDS, 25 CTS. A GAME!
SAN JUAN EXCHANGE.
C. SCHARDIN & CO.,
WoriiD respectfully inform tlieir old friends
and the public generally that they have recent
ly made many improvements to the above named pop
ular resort, and are better prepared than ever to please
all tastes.
Three Hilliard Tables,
In first-rate order—two of them new Marlile Herls
and equal to any in the State. The wood bed is the fa
vorite of the place.
HOWLING.
Two splendid Ten-Pin Alleys are attached to the es
faldishment. well supplied with the perquisites of such
an institution.
It is the intention of the proprietor to use every exer
tion to malte the Exchange the favorite resort of all
seekers of healthy pleasurable exercise.
THEBAR
will he furnished with the very host
WINES AND LIQI ORS
To he had in the San Francisco Market, and no pains
will be spared to make everything pleasant and attrac
tive. 10
The Bank Exchange
BROWN & REESE
RESPECTFI'IjIiT inform their old friends
and t'ae public generally, that they still hold
forth at the corner of Main and Flume streets, where
they keep th ; very best
Wines tintl Liquors,
AU, Porter, and Lager Brer.
Also, the finest
Cigars and Tobacco.
Tli* 1 ostaldislnnunt will 1 >*• nnd*r flio cure of Mr.
BROWN. formerly of I’hila !
ibii. who understand
equally well the art of dispensing and of pleasing.
North San .loan. June 11. ISftn 4".tf
C. SCHALDIN & CO.,
and TlrHlUVnfei* in
- Vaij Wines, Liij tiors. Cigars and To
liftCCO.
n ffonor-il assortment of
FRESH AND DRIED FRUITS,
And Confectionery.
SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET.
IVnrth Juan. Nor. IT. [l H ]
Wa s h in 2 1 o n R v. s 1 a a rant
Main Street, North Snn Juan.
GEORGE CULLODI
Informs the public that he
continues to keep a first '-lass
p,...r ,msint am, Hoarding House
,nt the ab..ve stand, serving lip in
bis last style ail the dainties and luxuries
wf the market
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Clean Rooms and Clean Beds
For regular and transient lodg-rs. have 1.-en fitted up
in connection with the Restaurant. They will be baind
inferior to none.
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARTIES
Famished with Pinners or Suppers to order. In the
■met satisfactory manner.
(live Gecrje a Call.
ang 1352tf
WINE & LIQUOR STORES.
jFlne Old Brandies
C. E. lIELFRICH,
oda Water Manufacturer.
DEALER IN FIXE BRANDIES,
(Wines. Ale. Porter Ac.
Brandies, of the following brands :
Id Sawrac. Oturd. Jules. Itobin i Co., United Vine
yavds, Martel le,Champaigne, Otard, Ac., Ac.
Philadelphia and Holland Gin,
J Tom. Santa Cruz and Jamaica Hum. Monongahela,
Bourbon. Irish and Scotch Whiskey;
Ilcidsick. Schreider and Morizette Cliampaigne:
Fort. Sherry, Ginger, Hock. Snuterno Claret Wines.
Assorted Case Liquors,
and SYRUPS.
His extensive stock la now complete in every depart
ment, and will be offered at
SACRAMENTO PRICES.
San Juan North. Nov. IT, ISST.
[1 3m]
SAN JUAN BREWERY.
THE undersigned having bought out the
1 interest of A. PFISTEK in this establish
i menu intend henceforth to carry on the bn
less ol manufacturing
Lager Beer
an improved and more extensive manner, and solid
outiuuance of public patronage.
o. w. koch.
TIN & HARDWA RU _
Tin and Hardware Store.
Stoves, Hardware, Cook Stoves
Parlor S(otes, Jgk Hose Pipes,
Pox Stores, BStiUv A General assort-
Shelf Hardware, ment of Tinware,
JVails. Cutlery.
Builders' Hardware, Carpenters’ Tools, Butts
and Screws,
Iron and Steel, Galvanized Iron Pipe,
Water Boxes Arc.,
On hand and made to order
FRANK SMITH,
Crick Bow. Main street.
North San Juan, Not. IT, VS67. Itf
BUSINESS CARDS.
R. H. FAEQUHAB,
Justice of tlie Peace,
Bridgeport Township. Office, in the old Masonic Hall
Main a reel, San Juan. 1 tf
0. P. STIDGER,
Attorney at Law, Notary Public,
And Conveyancer. Office on the north side of Main
street, one door west of E V. Hatfield's store)
oppositethe Pioneer, SOUTH SAS JCAS.
Nov. 13, 1857. ' 1
C. WILSON HILL,
Attorney at Law,
Wiil attend promptly to all business confided to Lis care
in Nevada and adjoining counties.
Office —ln Abbott's Building, NEVADA. tflC
TSETH! S&
DR. E. FELLERS, Dentist,
NORTH SAN JUAN.
HAS an office in the Post Office Building,
on Main Street, where be is prepared to perforin
all operations upon TEETH, on the latest and most ap
proved principles.
B.V request, families will be waited on at tlielr resi
dences.
Offiee hours—from 7 o'clock A. >l., to 5 o'clock P.
JOHN A. SEELY,
Agent for
Tlie Sew Tclria Quicksilver.
The Hr si and Parent Article, in the S ate!
Post Office Building. North San Jnan, Nevada rcunty.
DRS. MYERS & CLARK,
DENTISTS,
Office, Union Hotel, Worth San Juan.
Mechanical Dentistry done on all new and
most improved principle?. n2fitf*
Watch and Jewelry Store.
v \ jare h i ;s. c lock ? & .1 e w run v i: v. pa tre d
\ V and warranted to give satisfaction or no charge
r>. W. BAY LIES,
Shop in Chirk <V Co’s. Otjlrc. corner of Main and
Reservoir streets, North San Jnan.
f}. All jobs 1 ft with the subscriber will be put in
a hre-proof safe at night
An experience of twenty five years enables me to
do all kinds of work in my line.
As Good as tlie Best.
I) BVYLIES.
N'ov. sth. 1539. m 3
J. W. SULLIVAN’S
Great Pacific Emporium
And Genera! Agency of Periodical Literature,
And sole Agent for the California True Delta,
California Ro.-ton Journal. Missouri Rrpnhlicav, da
cinmitl! Commercial. X. V. Punrier des Wats I’nis.
Xew York Herald. Tribune, and Times.
»(rc . Sic., kc. *
Washington street. ijext door to tin* IVst Office.
SAX FRANCISCO.
County Surveyor’s Office.
Court House y NcriK-'o.
D ill N’ L. GAMBLE; (.1.
County Surveyor. \ 1 Deputy.
A LL [i:-rs»Mis :n «* !n*r*hy cantion**d nsrahw employ
i!» >r other Surveyors than such as may be dopu
li/.cii from :Ins office.
JCjrtrac l from the Lairs of ifrria.
Cn%t*. 21. Hvc. ” —No snrvuv or iv—iirvuy her«*jift(*r
mail** by any person except tin* County Surveyor or his
Depntv, shall hr considered legal evidence in anvcourt
within this Mate. JOHN' L. GAMBLE.
2Stf County Purveyor.
NEW MARKET.
fOTHE subscriber-have opened a New Market in
Sl the Store oecupsed by
mii & fOLLY,
where they «ill olfer f r sale the best of
Boef, Pork, Mutton &c.
ttg~A share of patronage issolicited.
CRAWFORD A CO.
Xorb sail Jnan. Dec'r.'kM. ‘3B. liltf
GEORG £ THEALL,
Expressman and General Agent.
Runs a Daily Depress from
Forest City to AllegHanytown, Chips’
Flat and Minnesota.
and Atlantic Newspaper*and Magazines
on hand and delivered to o;derc mTSI
tf*,Agent for Til K HYDRAULIC PRESS.
.1. E. FI LLER,
EXPRESSMAN AND GENERAL AGENT,
Buns a Daily Express from
Campt onville t > U-iUn.t Hill. Vnuntfs Hill, Indi
an Hill. Indian I'lllei/. and Railroad Hill.
California Dailies.nd Weeklies, and Atlantic papers
ind periodical* delivered promptly. Agent for the
Hydraulic Press, made.
SAM. AIiREY,
X* ws Agent ami Expressman,
linns a Daily Express from
N’orlli San Jnan to Sebastopol, Sweetland. Birchville
and French Corral. California and Atlantic jxtprrs for
sale.
San Juan Feed Stable & Corral
IT. SAXBY has opened a Feed Stable and
• Corral at the lower end of Main street. North San
.Inan. On the road to Sebastopol, for the accommoda
tion of Teamsters and tlie 1 traveling public generally.
He keeps on band and for sale.
llay % Barley and Ground Feed.
Tlie Corral is large, conveniently sirnated and wed
watered, and admirably meets fbe wants of Drovers.
There is also n huge and good stable on the premi
es 5 3m
SMITH’S EXPRESS,
linns Daily from North San Jnan to Shady Creek.
Cherokee. Little Grass Valley and Colombia Tl ill
Also. Weekly to Arnold's Ranch, Bloomfield and
Urisko.
£jr*<idifornia and Atlantic Newspaper* for sale. Let
ters and I'ackapes carried, commissions attended to
and collection* made. Agent for the Hydraulic Press
Marvsville
PIONEER CROCKERY STORE!
Established in 1851, by
H . S . II OBLITZELL,
Successor to Joseph Getulla ,
Importer and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Croc-ken. Glassware, Lamps
* CHANDELIERS,
Britannia and Silver Plated
Goods, Mirrors, &c.,
SO. 104 FIRST STREET. (SOUTH SIDE.)
Between D afreet nn<l the PJnr*,.
SIGN OF THE RIG WHITE PITCHER,
. Marysville.
NORTH SAN JUAN, NEVADA CO, SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 1860.
Site Ytyiltiutlic i’rrss.
B. P. AVERY. EDITOR.
American’ Art.— We mention it to observe
with just pride that it is taking rank with
the noblest anywhere. The painting and
the peice of sculpture now attracting most
admiration in the artistic and popular world,
are Church’s “Heart of the Andes”—exhibit
ing in London—and Palmer’s “White Cap
tive,” on exhibition in New York. Church’s
painting has been termed the greatest mod
ern landscape, at least since Turner died;
and England's first living painter has called
its author a wonderful genius. Palmer is a
home taught and nearly self taught Albany
boy, yet critics pronounce his “White Cap
tive” fatiltless and unrivalled. One saj’s of
it—“ The subtleties of expression, in feature
and form, in body and limb, as well as in
face, are wonderful; and the effect, even
upon the insensitive visitor, is impressive.
Though it be nude form of a girl of twenty,
there is neither shrinking in modesty nor the
eager stare of vulgar immorality, in the
sight. It neither offends the one, nor feeds
the other. The perfection of form appeals
to every latent love of the beautiful, and
the vigor and depth of expression touches
the germ of every spectator’s ideality.” The
same writer says that the head, “which is
the most splendid that ever sat on woman s
shoulders, was copied exactly, with the al
teration of a single feature, from that of a
young lady of Western Massachusetts, cel
ebrated for her beauty.” That even the sor
did may take an interest in this piece of al
most living marble, wo will add that it cost
its owner, Hamilton Fisk, about $5,000. —
Church’s painting has been bought by an
other New Yorker for SIO,OO0 —for an Amer
ican picture a price without precedent.
Pacific Expositor. —The January number
of this handsome religions serial, contains a
sermon which was preached by the editor,
Dr. Scott, on the progress and development
of civil liberty and religions freedom. In
this sermon, the opinion is advanced that
the Reformers never asserted the true free
dom and independence of the Christian
church, hut relied upon the secular arm, and
united with national politics. In these
points they committed very grave errors,
and utterly failed to comprehend their own
doctrines, it will be seer from this passage
that the Doctor himself is radically consis
tent. Another article in this number of the
Expositor, by a contributor, declares that
Mrs. Stowe exhibits agrowing disposition
to throw obloquy and reproach on, what are
generally considered, the orthodox doctrines
of the scriptures.
. . « .»
The rates of labor in San Francisco range
from two to three dollars. Mechanics and
artizans get from three to five dollars, and
even more. A day’s wages in the mines is
usually from three to four dollars. Accord
ing to an exchange, able-bodied men are
working in sonic parts of Eldorado county
for twelve dollars per month and board.—
Farm hands in the lower country get thirty
dollars per month, and some of the farmers
think that too much. New comers should
settle on a piece of land in the hills, where
wages keeps up and the poorest may become
independent.
Dr. Daniel Dustin, for many years a resi
dent of Nevada county, and once a useful
member of the Assembly, is now editing
the True Republican, published at Sycamore,
Dc Kalb count\’, 111. We have received the
first number issued under his control, and
observe in its editorials the same traits of
courtesy, and earnestness, which made him
here so many friends who will be glad to
learn of his success.
The Scientific American disproves the story,
which has lately been extensively published,
that one .las. G. Hendrickson, now dead, had
invented a perpetual motion machine. The
statement that such a machine ran ten
months at the Patent office is not true. Tech
nically there is no such thing possible as
perpetual motion : relatively the idea is true,
practical and has often been realized.
Vesuvius is still in a state of eruption
The lava stream is three miles long and has
filled up a ravine 250 feet deep by 1,000 feet
broad. The guides have molds by which
they east heads, in hot lava, of famous Eu
ropean and Italian personages.
Three tons of Oregon apples formed part
of a pack train load of fruit and confection
ery which passed into La Porte, the lofty
place of deep winter snows, for holiday con
sumption. The La Porters live high.
Brunei was worth when he died nearly
half a million dollars, and Stephenson’s per
sonal estate amounted to nearly two mil
lions! Genius does not always go unre
warded.
The manufacture of paper from straw has
now reached four and a half million pounds
per annum. Several journals are printed
upon such paper.
THE FORMATION OP GOLD.
A writer in Silliman't Journal contends
that gold occurs in solution, as a terchloride,
in certain earths and rocks, and by coming
in contact with chemical agents, such as ron
pyrites, or sulphuret of iron, is precipitated
in crystals, in which form he has often seen
it. Without saying whether it primarily
occurs as a metal or not, he thus accounts
for the solution. The decomposition of py
rites produces sulphuric acid, which, in the
presence of the never wanting chloride of
sodium (nothing more than common salt,
reader), and a higher oxide of manganese,
may liberate small quantities of chlorine,
the most powerful gold solvent known. The
solution thus formed, passing down the
veins, comes in contact with reducing agents,
and the metal is again precipitated, fre
quently in crystals or crystalline forms, and
often upon gold already present. It is
thought certain that such changes are con
stantly going on, and in this way the stores
of the precious metal may be ever increas
ing. The same writer says that some spec
imens of auriferous alhite (a while felspathic
mineral and one of the constituents of some
kinds of granite) from Calaveras county,
California, show beautifully that, wherever
there is a crystal of pyrites small crystals of
gold are attached to it; demonstrating that
the sulphate precipitated the gold previous
to it? own reduction into pyrites. From
this and similar facts he concludes, that gold
is carried into the veins from adjoining
rocks, and that the opinion which considers
veins the source of the gold of alluvial and
diluvial deposits and of the soil, is errone
ous.
This theory seems to us very plausible.—
The remarkarkable association of gold and
iron sulphurets in the quartz veins of this
State, as well as in the newly discovered
silver veins of Western Utah, and the exis
tence of these same sulphurets in solution
or crystals through much of our auriferous
gravel beds, would suffice to suggest the
idea of cause and effect and lead to such a
theory in explanation as that presented above.
Indeed, a similar theory has been more than
once timidly advanced by Californians, and
the unscientific miner has often noticed phe
nomena which led him to adopt the crude
notion that gold increases, or “grows.” The
hypothesis that the gold of the alluvial and
diluvial deposits was distributed through
them from decomposed vein-rocks, has al
ways seemed to us insufficient to account for
the immense amount of that metal which is
found scattered throughout the entire moun
tainous region of California, sometimes
without the least apparent connection with
external causes. Generally the gold found
in quartz exists either in the form of fine
threads, in particles so minute as to be in
visible, or in combination with sulphurets !
whereas the diluvial deposits reveal the
metal in spangles or scales of such size that
to believe they all proceeded from veins we
must adopt the rather violent theory that
gold occurred in the largest quantities and
masses at the tops of veins, which were long
since worn away.
But we had no intention of discussing a
question which has long employed the ablest
scientific minds without their being able to
arrive at a definite conclusion. It is prob
able some of the intelligent quartz miners
of Nevada county could present facts calcu
lated to throw some light on the subject,
and to correct or substantiate the views
above expressed.
Medical Infirmary and College for Wo
men.—Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, a highly sci
entific woman, who has been lecturing in
Great Britain and America on “Medicine as
a profession lor women,” is endeavoring now
to establish in New York city a woman's
hospital and college, which shall be the first
institution in the world where women can
obtain a thorough medical training and ex
perience in the care of the sick. The nu
cleus of this beneficent scheme is already
under way, at No. 4, Blocker street, where
4,000 sick women and children have been
prescribed for and nursed in the past year,
by Miss Blackwell, her sister and another
female doctor, and where also a regular
course of instruction for nurses is organized.
Among the trustees of this infirmary are
Henry J. Raymond, Horace Greeley, Cbas.
A. Dana, and Cyrus Field. Miss Blackwell
is said to be the intimate friend and chosen
counsellor of Florence Nightingale, though
her superior in scientific attainments, and
has made it “her life purpose to prosecute
and consummate the great sanitary reform
which the confirmed illness of Miss Night
ingale has compelled her to relinquish.” All
honor and success attend her.
We notice going the rounds two articles
with reference to the Jews—one declaring
that they are not politicians, and the other
setting forth their patriotism and bravery
during the American revolution; both very
creditable facts.
Humboldt was in favor of the Christian
Sabbath as a sanitary and humane arrange
ment.
Appetites of Spirits.— lt is now conceded
by leading students of spiritual phenomena
that the departed retain traces at least of
their old habits and appetites. A spirit who
on earth used rum and tobacco, craves them
in the spheres, and seeks gratification of
his appetites by the economical process of
absorption from “mediums.” Death pro
duces no marvelous and miraculous change
in the soul, nor is that immortal essence at
once gifted with infinite knowledge. It must
ascend to perfection by degrees, of which
death itself is one. Upon this hypothesis a
writer in the Telegraph remarks, that the old
notion of spirits accounts for the disgust
many feel at the Hat and insipid nature of a
large portion of the communications pro
fessedly received from them. “If, instead of
these communications coming from Spirits,
they had come from mortals, nothing would
have been thought of it ; for the ordinary
conversation of persons of education, if put
in print or written down, would appear flat
and foolish. And as death makes about as
little change in us as it does to lay off an
overcoat, how can it be expected that spirits
should in a few brief hours become translated
into purified, refined and elevated beings ?
How can a man who has for many years ha
bituated himself to alcoholic stimulants, and
passed months and even years in intoxica
tion, spring at once into purity and wisdom?'
This may account for the insipidity and er
rors of ignorant and vicious spirits, but does
not explain why Shakspeare, .Milton, Frank
lin, Webster, and a host of other distin
guished brightnesses, should glimmer on us
so dully as they have. Their post-moitcm
writings make living authors fancy that the
worst thing they can do for their reputations
is, to die.
Independent Papers.— The leading New
York papers are said to have done a good
business for 1853. The Tribune profits are
put as high as SIOO,OOO, and the value of
the whole establishment at $400,000. The
Herald has been equally as profitable, if not
more so. Tiie Times ranks third. The Ev
ening Post is probably not far behind. Bon
ner’s Ledger has a steady circulation of 400,-
000, of which number 80,000 constitutes
its mail list, the rest being sold by news
men. Of a single number as many as 450,-
000 copies have been printed. The office is
besieged on publication day by larger crowds
than used to surround the San Francisco
post office in early years.
Senator Chase has our thanks for a copy
of Lambert’s Pornographic chart of the Leg
islature and officers of State. From it we
learn that all our State officers are very
young men. Gov. Latham is only 33, Lieut.
Gov. Downey the same, Secretary Price 36,
Controller Brooks 30, Treasurer Findley—
his second term—only 28, Attorney General
Williams—his second term also—3l, Sur
veyor Higley 31, and Printer Bolts, 21 ! Of
course the last statement is a funny typo
graphical error, as the judge must be fifty
at least. According to the chart ho came to
California in 1847, at the tender age of seven
years. The majority of the Legislature are
young men and unmarried.
The citizens of Carson City have adopted
a provisional constitution for a municipal
government, and intend to elect a board of
■Supervisors, justices of the peace, marshal
and recorder. It is suggested by the Enter
prise that the famous Comstock lead be called
after the Pi-Ule Indians, and the town itself
after their noted chief Win-ne-mocker. The
last is a good suggestion. The name would
always remind fast young men that wine a
mocker is, and strong drink is raging. Has
Pierce let that off yet?
Here is one of the statistics of the Wal
tham, Mass., watch manufactory which is
worth remembering. A single pound of
steel, costing but fifty cents, i- m mufactured
into one hundred thousand sen. ws, won h
are worth eleven hundred dollars. They tire
so minute that a quantity of them piled to
gether look like iron-filings.
Daily prayer meetings have been held in
all the San Francisco churches since the 9th
inst. Cause—the depravity of man and as
sembling of the Legislature. The last as
sertion is not expected to be believed.
A quaker spirit lately gave a mortal in
Philadelphia this excellent advice: “Never
hunt sunbeams before day break, nor shingle
thy barn with lily, leaves.”
The day fixed lor the me ting of the Na
tional Democratic Convention, the 23d of
April, is the birthday of Pres d nt Buch
anan and Senator Douglas. The former
will then be 69 and the latter 47.
In the national gallery of the Patent Office
there have been deposited for many years
some solid • chunks” of California gold,
which were among the first specimens tound
at Sutter’s mill.
H. C. Bennett, formerly of the Columbia
Net m, now edits a new paper, the Times , in
the same place, and promises to be inde
pendent, industrious and useful.
YOL. 2. NO. 21
Exports of Califoria Produce.— We hare
compiled from San Francisco journals th 6
, following statement of the exports of Cali*
j fornia produce from that port, for the year
1859. The exports were made to New York*
MexicOj Sandwich Islands, Australia, Peru,
British Columbia, New Granada, Chile, So
ciety Islands, Manilla, Japan, Russia in Asia
and America, England, France, Central Am
erica and Johnston’s Islands, and indicate
the beginning of a great commerce. The
most prominent articles were the cereals—*
Barley, 103,249 sacks, more than half of
which went to New York: wheat, 139,532
bags, nearly all to Australia; Oats, 108,049
bags, mostly to the same country; The
shipments of flour reached 20,998 barrels j
of beans 13,976 bags; of hay, 3,389 bales;
of bread. 3,541 casks, barrels and cases; of
potatoes 3,206 bags: of salmon and other
fish, 4,280 casks and barrels; mustard seed,
the wild mustard we presume, 1,727 bags)
bran, 2,473 bags; malt, 1,516 sacks; Aba
lone shells, all to China, 390 bags; lime,
428 barrels; glauber salts, 150 tons; glue,
90 packages; furs, 8 packages; skins, 975
bales; lades. 151,304, beside several bundles)
I leather, 128 packages; horns, 19,274; tal*
i low. 1,384 casks and barrels; wool, 10,573
j bales; lumber, 4,606,396 feet, 1,294 thou*
! sand shingles, and a quantity of small staff
I such as laths and pickets; brandy, 14 quar
; ter casks; wine, 23 casks, 20 kegs, 347 cases,
j and 47 packages; quicksilver, 3,399 flasks.
I Bayard Taylor's first journey was made
i at the age of eighteen, from a small town
I in Pennsylvania to New York and the Catt
-1 skill mountains, mostly afoot, on a cash
! capital of fifteen dollars—the savings of one
year. He got back with nine cents in his
pocket and a colossal cold in his head.—•
While sitting on the rocks at Cauterskill
Falls, be confesses to writing some lines of
1 diluted poetry on a bit of drawing paper,
which fell out of his pocket afterwards as
he subsequently discovered, to his great re*
gret. Here are his own words for the rest
of the incident:
“Fortune, however, is kinder towards bad
poetry than good The lines were found by
a lady, some weeks later, and restored to
me through the columns of the New York
Tribune. I have lost better poems since,
and nobody picks them out of the dust.”
It is in the power of the great landhold
ers of California to add much to its wealth
and attractiveness, and to the happiness of
its people. By judicious management the
vast estates may be cultivated or mined in
such a manner as to enrich the owner and
adorn the State. It is to be hoped that they
will avoid the oonoxions system of leasing,
which has been the source of many and se
rious evils in other Slates, to the proprietor,
the occupant and the community at large.—
Observer.
The project of dividing Sierra county is
warmly discussed. The Downicville papers
deny the inaccessibility argument, nnd the
Democrat observes :
Divided, neither county would have tax
able property to yield a revenue equal to the
current expenses of county government;
much less pay anything on the existing
debt.
A cotemporary takes to task a rhymster
for saying “to-morrow is the commencement
of another year,” informing him that “no
thing is until it is.” The metaphysicians,
some of them, say differently—that what
ever is to he, is.
Colt, the revolver maker, ha 3 completed
his invention of a revolving shotgun. It is
a five shooter and uses cartridges impervi
ous to water and dampness. This may be
considered one of the most effective of wea
pons and the most complete of sporting
guns.

A pleasant anecdote is related of the de
ceased Robert Stevenson. In a professional
t ilk wi h Brunei, the latter expressed great
dissatisfaction with the treatment received
from his contractors. Stephenson answer
ing that Brunei suspected peofde too much,
the latter engineer replied, “I suspect all
men to be rogues till I find thorn to be hon
est men.” ‘For ray part,” returned Ste
phenson, “I take all men to he honest till f
find them to be rogues.” “Ah I then, we
never shall agree,” quoth Brunei. “Never,”
said Stephenson.
Dr. Livingstone finds himself unable to
prosecute his African explorations without
i more powerful steamer than the fragile
one hitherto employed oti the Zambesi, and
has appealed to friends in England for as
sistance.

All the Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada
papers are publishing vigorous editorials in
favor of a railroad. That’s right; rail on,
brothers.
A Temperance Society, called the “Josh
nay,” has been organized up North. The
constitute n expressly provides that no mem
ber .'hall use as a beverage, spirituous or
malt liquors, wine or cider,” unless he it
treated!
One hundred and fifty pairs of blankets
are now turned out daily at Turner’s woolen
factory, San Francisco. The enterprise is
already a source of profit, and gives em
ployment to eighty operatives.

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