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BY AVERY & WATERS.
She yuithauUcJ’rfSS.
E VERYSATU RD AY MORNIN G
Gffl.ee on Main street, adjoining the Drug Store.'T£.%
Terms for the Paper.
Year, invariably in advance .....V. $5 00
*!k MtMffis, “ “ “ .......V ,3 00
*rhree “ “ “ « 200
Terms for Advertising.
'Each subsequent Insertion, i
45J” Business cards not exceeding four lines of this
* iype, will Ue inserted for Jfi 00 a quarter.
Saloons & Liquor Stores.
The Firstand Last Chance Saloon
The public is informed that
ABBEY & CULLODI have opened a new and
handsome
LIQUOR AND SMOKING SALOON
In the building formerly known as the Pioneer Liquor
Store. They will keep the purest Wines and Liquors,
best Cigars, and moat fascfr.uting of Ba, keepers.
Everybody who took the first chance ill California,
the second at Frazer Hver, or the last in
XT*? ik, sli o o',
are invited to give the subscribers a cull.
SAM. ABBEY.
North San Juan, April Id. ’CO. GEO. CULLODI.
BILLIARDS, 25 CTS. AGAME !
SAN JUAn3 exchange -
C. SCHARDIN & CO.,
WOULD respectfully inform their old friends
and the public generally that they have recent
ly made many improvements to the above named pop
ular resort, aud are better prepared than ever to please
’all tastes.
Three Billiard Tables,
In first-rate order — twoofthem new Marble Beds
' ,md equal to any in the State. The wood bed is the fa
vorite of the place.
BOWLI A T G .
, Two splendid Ten-Pin Alievs arc attached to the es
tabHshment, well supplied with the perquisites of such
an institution.
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.
TFTF. BAR
will be furnished with the very best i
WWES LSQFORS
.To be had in the San Frahciaco Market, and no pains
.will be spared to make everything pleasant and attrac
tive.
10
C. SCHAIIDIN & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco.
Also— a geneial assortment of Fresh and
[Dried Fruit and Confectionery—south side
i-.f Main street.
A'nrt/i San Juan. Nov. 17.1'57. [1 tf ]
Ftne Old Brandies
C. E. HELFIIICH,
‘Soda Water Manufacturer.
DEALER IN
Fine Brandies,
Wittes, Ale,
Porter Ac.
Brandies, of the fol
lowing brands:
Old b’tLierac, Otard.
Jules. 'Robin A Co.,
United Vineyards,
Chaiitpaigue.
MaTtolle, Otard, Ac.,
Philadelphia and
HOLLAND GIN,.
Old Tom, Santa Cruz and Jaif 'alg'a Utiii. Mohongahela,
Bourbon, Irish and Scotch Whiskey;
Hcidslck. Schreider and Morizette Champaigne:
. Port. Sherry, Gingw, Hock. Sauterno 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. 17, 1557. fl 3m]
leou
£N C«
rrV 10
y
v-'
SAN JUAN BREWERY.
This well-knoWh establisHhie.nt, owned by
JStoffler A Koch, is now under the control of
[the junior member. Mr. Koch, and will's©
remai'i untiltho settlement of the estate of Mr. Stoffler
lately deceased. The business of manufacturing
Linger Boor
will be continued as heretofore, and the old reputation
"of the article fully maintained. jan2l
V a r i e t y.
HAVE YOU READ
HAVE YOU READ
HAVE YOU READ
• HAVE YOU READ
HAVE YOU READ
HAVE YOU READ
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE
PUBLISHED EVERY MONTH?
PCBLI'UED EVERY MONi'll ?
#3 PER ANNUM.
£8 PER ANNUM.
$3 PER ANNUM.
ALJ-O,
AL*O,
‘ . ALSO. .
THE LITTLE PIONEER I"0R CHILDREN
THE LI I TIE PIONEER FOR CHILDREN
the Little pioneer for chilprln
THE LITTLE PIONEER FOR CHILDREN
THE LITTLE PIONEER frOR CHILDREN
31 25 PER ANNUM.
$1 25 PER ANNUM.
. Address,
tIUTCIJINGS & ROSENFIELD,
San Francisco.
Hydraulic Dutfe!
0.00, 000, 0000,00000,000000 &,
0000000,
i in f.DV quantity by
, m -n. i P RCK k CQLFY
resli Pctdluma ButtCf!
at peck a coley’s.
IN DOW SAS&! at
KEA MEM'S.
IAISTS and OILS, at the
“ BAN JUAN DRBO STORE.
IN DOW GLASS,
At the SAN JCAN DRUG STORE.
THE HYDRAULIC PRESS.
Business & Professional.
R. H. FARQUHAR^
Justice of t lie ‘^cace,
Bridgeport Township. Office, in the old Masonic Hal!
Main s reut.San Juan. 1 tt
b- p. STIDGER,
Attorney at Law, Notary Public,
And Conveyancer. Office on the north side of Main
street, one door west of K V. Hatfield's store,
oppositelhe PiOlteer, NORTH SAN JUAN.
Nov. 13, 18.07. 1
C. WILSON HILL,
Attorney at Law,
Wiil attend promptly toall hnsinessconfided to his dire
in Nevada and adjoining counties.
Office In Abbott's Building, NEVADA. tflC
JAMES CARPENTER,
House, Sign and Decorative Painter,
AMD
PAPER HANGER.
—Foot of Main street. NOBTH SAN JUAN.
All work warranted to give satisfaction. jan ‘2B
JOHN A, SEELY,
Agent for
The Xevv Tdria Quicksilver,
The Best and Purest Article in the State!
Post Office Building, North San Juan, Nevada county.
SAM. AJU*KY,
!*“« tvs Agent an tl Ertn ress m a n ,
Buns a Daily Express from
North Sun Juan to Sebastopol, Sweetland. Bircliviije
and French Corral. California and Atlantic papers ferr
S dr.
SMITH’S EXPRESS,
Runs Daily from North San Juan to Shady Creek,
Cherokee. Little Ora. s Valley andColumiun Hill
Also. Weekly to Arnold's Hunch, Bloomfield and
Urisko. , .......
t}»“California and Atlantic Newspapers for sale. Let
ters and Packages carried, commifsions attended to
and collections made. Agent for the Hydraulic Press
J. B. PAINTER*
(111! O’MS.m * PAINTER.)
Dealer in
TYPE. PRESSES, PRINTING MATERIAL,
Piper. Cards, and Printer s Stock generally,
13‘J Clay sfs-eft, near Sanaoiuc,
SAN FRANCISCO.
jan 21 ly
37) e n t i s t r V .
DR. F. C. CLARK,
D e n t is t,. Cherokee
HAS an Office in the Turney Hotel, on .Vain
Street, where he is prepared to perform all ope
rations on the TEETH, on the latest and most im
proved principles. niar24 —3m
J. JUtERS,
I)ENT I S T ,
Office at the Union Hotel, North San Juan.
Ml operations performed on the most approved prin
ciples. Particular attention paid to Plate Work,
mar 24tf.
TEETH!
DR. E. FELLERS,
DENTIST, ir > - North San Juan
HAS an ollice in the Post Office Building,
on Main Street, where he is prepared to perjoini
all operations upon TEETH, on the latest and hiosi ap
proved principles.
By request, families will be waited on at their resi
dences.
Office hours—from 7 o’clock A. M., to 5 o'clock P.
48-3 m
VVM. FAULKNER &. SOA T ,
132 Sansome street, San Francisco, Cat.
\ GENTS FOR JAMES CONNER A .SON'S JJ. ?.
j \ TAPE FOUNDRY, aud dealers lii all "kinds of
Printing mateiials.
Printers will find it to their advantage tc
before purchasing. apr23 r>m
of
call on ns
DENTISTRY.
DR. R. W. STERLING,
SURGEON A MEGHAN.
I£AL DEN TIST, Uesi.
deuce, Sweetland. Neva
da county, is prepared to
operate, and will be hap
py to attend on all those
.who may favor him with
their patronage. Teeth
|filled with pure gold foil
or crystal Gold. Also, —
"with an insolluble and
ineorrosive Quartz Ge-
V.
moot, which is well adapted to Filling and Restoring
frail and discolored Teeth to their original size and
Color; it also possesses a peculiar varnish property, and
will remain firm in cavities that would not retain a
Gold Filling.
Teeth inserted on heavy Gold plate, from ono to an
entire set. according to the latest approved style.
Exposed and aching nerves treated in 5 tc 20 min
utes, leaving the teelti in a fit condition for filling!.
teeth properly regulated, which, is
not only important for the preservation of the Teeth,
but the features of the face and expression of the
countenance.
■9e“ Teeth extracted without pain, by Dr. Francis'
"Electro Magnetic” process .
By request families will be waited r.n at their resi
dences without extra charge. apr 28 tf
Markets.
Oak Tree Market’
Mr. GUTHRIE having become
a partner tu theQak Tree Market, bus
ss will hcreaftA he conducted under
-the name of
T . W. GUTF’RIE i C 6.
FRESH AND PICKLED MEATS
irefiU BotrJ. Pork, Mutton ami Veal, killed every din
Tlic Best Corned Beef*
Also—
Beef Cattle for Sale.
Enquire as above.
HA B. All persons knowing themselves indeht.e
to me. will call at the Oak Tree Market and settle n
immediately. N F. BROWN.
North an Juan, FelTy Ist. 1860. leb4
SAN JUAN MEAT MARKET.
c. e. Powers
HAATNG become side proprietor of the
market heretofore kept by. Ciaw r ord & Co.,
in Peck & Coley's Brick Building, on Main
street, informs the public that he basahvays
on hand,
Fresh Beef, Pork and Miitton
Killed every day.
Home Cured II am s ,
sweet and delicious.
Corned Beef and Pork,
And Fresh Sausages and Sausage Meat.
JjpTRT THE NEW MARKfet Ui£&
NorthB«r, Juan, February 18, 1860, tf
Fresh California Hams!
CURED IN 1860,
AT THE OAK TREE JIARKET.
NORTH SAY JUAN, NEVADA CO, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1860.
Travel.
UO FOR WASHOE!
SMITH & FALL’S
Train of Passenger Mnlqs for
Western Utah, leaves DOWN
.ieville every MONDAY, WED
NEaDAY and Friday,going by the Jamison route—
The feest Rente taow b'pen
across the Sierra Nevada—and making the trip 3
days. The Trail is in excellent condition, and passen
gers are assured thaj. they can
ttl'de every foot of the Distance.
Applications lor passage can be made in Downieville
at the office of the undersigned, and in North San Juan
at the Livery Stable of T. t». Smith & Co.
■®ir*Fare Reasonable.
SMITH X FALL.
April 21st, 1860. tf
LIVERY STABLE.
Corner rfaln and Reservoir streets
Worth San Juak.
T. G. Smith, Barse? Clow
SitITII & CLOW, Prop’s.
WOULD respectfully inform the traveling public
that they can he accommodated at a moment’?
notice, with the best
Saddle and Buggy Horses
, ~ ( Ip the Mountains. ~ lilt
LADIES. wishing to fr£‘,ga’horseback ride, will find
at ourstable, easy, gentle and spirited animals, with
excellent side-saddles. Ac.
Elegant Top Rubies !
V And'v-01l matched horses Jor t those who desirp them.
Horses, kept 6y tie ildy or "week—.. jll fed ar.d’ care
fully groomed.
Exchah g%s
With Camptonville. Forest City and Nevada.
Their large, new, ami commodious stables enable
them to accommodate a vcj;y large number of Horses,
and the public can depend upon finding every conven
ience and care that can be found in any first-classs es
tablishment of the kind
North San Juan, Dec.lSth, 1858. 17tf
Variety.
TIN & HARDWARE STORE.
rz
Stove®, Hardware
Cook stoves.
Parlor staves,
Box stoves,
Shelf Hardware,
Noils, •
Hope Pipe,
. Cutlery.
A general assoitm’nt
of T nware.
Builder’s Hardware,
Carpenter’s Tools,
Butts and screws,
Iron and steel.
Galvanized Irou Pipe.
Water Boxes, Ac ,
•55 On hand and mAflejto order .•'Tgr
FRANK. SMITH,
Brick Bow. Main street.
North San Juan. Nov. 17.1857. Itf
CENTRAL RANCH SAW-WILL.
CLARK & (.16..,,,.. , . „
T \ TRECT the atteptmri of tfi« public to their
JL/splendid steam sawmill, which is now turning
out the very best of
yelloVand sugar Fine lumber,
of every kind, f(j;; building and mining purposes, and
i t .promptly wherever ordered.
They have ui.rivalled facilities for filling orders im
mediately, and al ways e--|lltie best material at the low
est prices. They also furnish every kind of
SLUICE BLOCKS,
r.V directed, and can supply the citizens of North San
Juan with the
Best of Fire H ood
Orders can be left at the mill, or at the office in Sat
Juan, on Main street, under the flume
J. F. CLARK.
' J. B. JOHNSON.
Nov. 19th. 1859. tf
Wood and Lumber lard.
CLARK &• CO. have an extensive .Wp ( yd qjpl
Lumber Yard at the corner of Clierolfqqand_R.es
ervoir streets, by the terminus of the rail way. Every
kind of sawed lumber is kept, always qn hand, and
large or small demands can be instantly supplied.
Fire Wood, cither oak. pino or manzanita. green or
dry, for sale in any quantity, and will be delivered at
short notice,.
Orders can be left at the Yard, or at office oil
Main street. J. F. CLARK.
Nov. 19.1859. tf J. B. JOHNSON.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY HI
Live Yanked Blacksmith
AND
WAOON SHOP.
On Jlahi St., Opposite Reamer’s Store,
NORTH SAN JUAN.
HE Proprietors have every facility for doing os
good Blacksmith and Iron work ns can be done
anywhere, at as short notice and as,reasonable prices.
Car ’Wheels', Ox Yokes & Wheelbarrows,
ofourojvg mannfacture.always on hand.
Light and Heavy Wagons,
made to order, as cheap and as well as they can be
made below.
Repairing Done with Dispatch.
tFW,AU work waranted.
mar24—tf JOY, WEYMOUTH & CROSS.
t:
Furniture! Furniture!
Cheaper than the Cheapest J . .
NEW fupmfurijaUvay's on hand and con
stantly arriving at
. PECK A C0 T EY’S.
i£B“Prices to suit the most economical.
CALL AND SEE. jan7
COLUMBIA HILL STOREY
W. C. COLEY
HAS opened a Cash Store at Columbia Hill, where
he offers to the public a choice assortment of
Goods, consisting of
Groceries and provisional
Miners’ Implements, Ac., Ac.,
A share of pationage is respectfully-solicited.
jan 2Stf W. .C. COLEY.
!!!
REDUCEIj
APEST.
mar24—tf FRANCUERE & BUTLER.
EST CREAM TARTAR
I at FKANCHEKE £ BUTLER’S.
She IKjjdrmtUc |?vr.W.
B.T.'ATBRY, Editor.
EMpiWTtXN&'.—The' advent of May was
celebrated everywhere in California in a
"toahher’worthy of the anciehtii, but'nowhere
waslt'*hailed tn a'more deligbtful'way than
at the Empire Ranch, in Yuba county. We
regret that a well written account of
the IbStivllies'at'that picturesque locality
came to hand too late for our last issue and
would now prove rather out of season.—
There was a - jolly"party"m t'he'v/oods, ahiTd
the’verdant and flowery mounds of ite’foot
hills. 'The children crowned a fair queen,
and their' Elders "joined them in singing,
' da'n6Ttlg and feasting. A splendid ball given
by Moody And Mooney at night wound up
the rural celebration. These social parties
show love "of nature and will speak to* our
credit vtith the “old folks at home."
Working Siilphcrets. —The Bulletin sAys
that John McCulloch has secured'patents in
the United States and Europe for a new pro
cess of working sulphurets, which is asserted
’to be exceedingly simple and inexpensive yet
just the thing wanted. The ore must first
be subjected to the ordinary crushing pro
cess. The invention is a secret, but if what
is claimed for it be true it will not only make
a‘fortune for the inventor but will render
valuablcTiuudreds of quartz leads now lying
unproductive. The sulphurets of some
quartz which are now thrown away would
yield hundreds if not thousands of dollars
to the ton in gold if some cheap process of
separation could be discovered. An efficient
and economical method of treating suf
phurets is the great nr.'ii’rfg desideratum of
the State.
Not a Law.— The bill which we published
two weeks since, legalizing the conveyance
oi mining ciaims by unsealed instruments,
appears not tc lie a genuine law after all.—
The‘ Union says it was indefinitely postponed
by the Assembly, but by some blunder got
engrossed, went tc'lile Governor, Was ap
proved and is now likely to be printed among
the laws of the session. Miners wiil do best,
j then, to stick to sealed instruments a while
longer. A great humbug, 'that s°al to cim
;ple documents. The illiterate ruffians who
ruled mankind some years ago affixed a piece
of wax as big as a flap'ack to'lhe papers
they could not sign, ahU ever since nu'cbn
tract is legal without sealing wax.
■—
From (he San Jose Reporter we learn that
(he wonderful cave lately discovered near
'Rattlesnake Bar, in Placer county, has been
rented by the discoverer, Mr. Gw inn, to
Moore & Smith, “for a term of two years
with the privilege of seven, for one-fourth
of the entire proceeds. No liquor is to be
kept near, and preaching upon the Sabbath
is to be had as often as practicable in the
cave, and the proceeds, after defraying the
expenses of lighting, accrues to the benefit
of the Church whose pastor officiates.
Typographical blunders ‘have furbished
many amusing items, but we never saw a
more ridiculous one thk'h the subjo ned, ns
related to us by a friend. A relative of his
sent to a journal in ‘North Carolina a poem
which contained these lines:
They who’VeAchieved the greatest fame
Have never ceiwed, fjom work ;
They’ve scornesJ the soil Mess idleness
That ever would it shirk.
The poem tfks ‘printed, but the two last
tines were made to read :
They've scorned the soulless idleness
That moulds its dirty shirt I
That Scotch Barnurn who signs himself
‘John Henry Anderson, Wizard of'the North*,
after making l 'k tour of the greater portion
of thjs most fnaguificent country,” addresses
a valedictory advertisement to the people
of the 'Sftatc, whose money he carried off by
the thousands, and thanks them in an atiT-
Asing mixture of egotism, flattery and tom
bast. He refers to several riming towns as
“hospitably Grass Vai ley, Wondfcrful
surprising Norti 1 : "San Juan, marvelous Tim
buetbp', and flourishing Ordville." What a
nice ‘choice of adjectives 1
A lad of twelve years committed suicide
by taking strychnine, at Suisun Valley, on
the 29th nit. The cause is not known why
this young soul should rush prematurely af
ter a solution of the great mystery. He
was found stone dead under a tree, with his
arms folded placidly oa his breast.
There is a proposition before Congress for
the codification of the laws of the tlnite’d
States. We really hope it may be carried
into effect. There is hardly one man in a
thousand who knows anything about Federal
statutes, and such a codification would en
able everybody Id know something of them.
1 r—• **
Silver ore has been foiind at fceavine
Springs, about b ! 5 miles east of lidwnieville.
Forbes says “ ibis is rather too near to be
good * bat l?se necessary eh’dbaqtment might
be produced by fating the routes
wnicb would lengthened roughen tSe trip. *
Gold is said to have been found in Mendo
cino county. If this be so, the virtuous
people of ibat region will probably quit
killing Indians and go to mining.
PEOSPECTING AT'HOWffe
Last Saturday's Pskss contained a com
munication asserting the discovery of a
‘quicksilver mine near Columbia Hill, in this
county, and subsequent reports apparently
confirmed the assertion. To investigate a
matter of so much consequence we visited
the site of the supposed cinnabar/.ledge,
which is on a spur from the Backbone Ridge,
about a mile above Columbia Hill. Some
time last''fall'Mr. J. W. Forster found in a ra
ft 1i ~*■ y < f’:* •
vine near his ranch at this point a peculiar
kind of red, clayey earth, or decomposed
slate, and was struck by its’resemblance to
the red clay vyhich lie had read the natives
at New Almaden procured from the out
croppings of the quicksilver mine there and
used for making a coarse paint. No test
was made of it, however, until last week,
when Dr. Lilly tested some fn an iron retort
and obtained from ten ounces an ounce of
quicksilver. A Spanish South American
miner tested some by roasting in an open
vessel and afterwards washing it, discover
ing what he called quicksilver. Two other
parties made similar tests, and obtained
globules of the metal, as we were most pos
Lively assured. But for these unequivocal
statements, made by respectable parties, we
should not have thought the red earth con
tained any more mineral than a common
brick. It was evidently believed to be cin
nabar, and a shaft had already been sunk
into the soft rock about five feet with the in
tention ongoing down thirty or forty feet
more. Messrs. Forster, Lilly & Sanborne
had formed a company and posted a notice
claiming 1400 feet running north and south
on the supposed lead; though we could see
uu indications that the direction was rightly
giveti, or {nat the entire bed rock for acres
all around was not composed of the so-called
cinnabar. The adjoining ground was
“claimed” for a considerable distance by
other parties. We did not care to add our
name to the list of claimants, but contented
ourself with bagging several specimens,
intending if we obtained quicksilver tHere
from to use our influence with the Rothschilds
1
and secure by means of their capital an in
terest for ourself’ap’d them in the new mine.
Two friends who accompanied us on this im
'peftart prospecting tour were to be sharers
of our good fortune, and as we dwelt upon
the certainty of it wo began to grow human
and regret we had not gone forth alone !
After securing cinnabar specimens we
started in search of a rich quartz ledge just
discovered by Mr. Thomas Ryan. Pieces of
the rock were exhibited and presented to us
in which considerable gold was visible to
the naked eye. These pieces were evidently
taken from outcroppings. The new lead is
situated somewhere near Grizzly Canon, but
the worthy flibernians who were in posses
sion of the secret would not divulge the ex
act locality’; sc 'two 'Hours search through
(ho woods was labor wasted, except that it
gave us a view of the grand pine forests in
'their spring 'glory, with vistas of far blue
mountains show-crowned and cloud-kissing,
and near Visions of grassy glades and slopes
where the hand of cultivation will hereafter
make beautiful homes for a vigorous race.
The ride down the'ridge was entirely through
a grand arid lovely country. The summit of
the ridge is generally quite level, and its
slopes gentle enough for settlement and til
lage, both being covered by a deep rich soil
and magnificent oak, pine aud cedar timber.
Arrived at home, several careful assays of
the “ore” were made without eliciting a
globule of mercury. A brand new retort
was employed in making two tests by roast
ing, but no subtle Quicksilver answered to
the conjuration of fire and the 'condensing
■power of water. Some of the deceitful earth
wef'ahrhitted to most delicate chemical tests,
such as treating its solution?/ before and af
ter roasting, with acids, iodine aud copper ;
hut there was no more’trace of silver dead
or alive than could be found in a free luuch
er’s pockets. Our Columbia Hill friends may
possibly be more fortunate than we were,
but it is our opinion they will never be able
to compete with the mines of Santa Clara.
They have rich gold mines and millions of
wealth in their noblq forests, but their sup
plies of quicksilver will Have to be obtained
abroad a little while longer. This second
failure of quicksilver “indications” iu Nevada
county baa a moral in it: If it is so easy to
be deceived at home, at our very doors, bow
slow we should he to credit the rumors of
rich discoveries tliat float to us from Utah,
Oregon and British Columbia; and how much
wiser would it be to seek thoroughly where
we are before looking elsewhere for riches.
John Bantus, the naturalist, is engaged
in Mexico in collecting specimens for the
Smithsonian Institute, and writes to a San
Francisco friend as follows concerning Lis
labors:
Besides 144 species of land birds, I col
lected 60 species, of water birds, amongst
them eleven kinds of tyerpp. In all, 1 have
at present nearly 3,(500 specimens of bird
spins' abput 20,000 mammals,, 200,000 in
sects, about 10,000 fjfbes, 2,000 reptiles, 45
reams,plants, and nearly half a ton of shells
and corals.
The late storm did considerable damage to
advanced hay and grain crops in the valleys,
bat was immensely beneficial to mountain
miners aiid cultivators.
Vol-2. n 6. aS
A California Dramatist. —Irlev. Drßefc,
of San Francisco, has just completed an
English version of a drama written be him
and which js based upon, the story of Sam*
son, the “Hebrew Hercules.” The Ooldtn
Era reviews it at some length, and stiyst
More than a year ago, the tragedy of “Da
gon and Sabaoth” was produced by. the Ger
man company ftt Unipn Theatre ,i,n tbit
city. Tbjs .was the first altemptjof the au
thor in 'playwriting. The, rcpresepjtjatmn
received,,hjgb,encomiums from psifUg all th.e
San Francisco‘press. We were the®, satis
fied that the tragedy, of‘Dago®, and Sabaoth’
merit to insure its suc
cess if well translated and properly plnce.d
upon the American stage. Dr. Rein was
urged to the .rendition into ou,r lan
guage, and has., undertaken that peculiarly
difficult task for foreigner only a few years
in the country. He has accoraplished'4|i«
work in a most credible manner, and Mr.
Maguire, the manager of the Opera House,
has made arrangements to produce the,trag
edy, with all accessories of scenic require
ment, and a company requiring the bjyt
talent in the State. Encouraged by the ap
probation of bis friends, Dr. Bein has also
written a play in English which bears the
name “George Washington ; or, The Trials
of a Hero’' —Historic Drapia in four Act s and
a Prelude, also to be brought out soon at
Maguire’s Opera Hous?.
Non Explosive Camphene.—The Sonora
Democrat says Mr. Dixi C. Smith has made jk
discovery by which camphene can be used
with perfect security:
“He took a common camphene lamQ,
nearly full, and after adding a small portion
of his chemical fluid, lighted a place of paper
and applied it to the camphene, in
stantly extinguished the flame. Thq fyclis,
Mr. Smith’s fluid renders camphene npn-ex
plosive. making it impossible to ignite it,
and yet at the same time.4-oes in powise af
fect the brilliancy of the lamp when property
lighted. The additional cost of using Mr.
Smith’s chemicals is .very trifling,, as one
quart of it is sufficient to render forty gal
lons of camphene non explosive.”
There's something muddy about this. If
the chemical addition makes it impossible
to ignite camphene, of what value is that
fluid?. Give us more light.
A woman name! Ann Bilansky was hung
at St. Paul, Minnesota, for poisoning her
husband. She.(lle’d'[>rqtestiit£ ! : er innocence
and declaring that nomercy nor justice had
been shown her. The execution was wit
nessed by twenty-five or thirty women who
crowded into the prison yard, some of them
with babes in their arms, and mothers and
: : •. f
infants kept up an incessant crying. After
the body was cut down several men'rushed
to secure pieces of the rope as mementoes
or charms against disease. Is.this really the
nineteenth Christian century ?
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The Sacramento Board of Education liare
determined to separate the sexes in the upper
school.*, and the Call would like to see the
example followed in San Frapcisco. It says:
The assertion that the contact of the gen
tlqr wftb, t|ie sterner sex tends to mollify and
polish the latter, js, t,o .use,the
sive argument of a famous theological crilicf,
all bosh. The very reverse is the case; in
stead of the boys becoming tractable, the
girls become intractable: .instead of the boys
becoming gentle, the girls become bold.—
And this, too, in obedience to a well known
law, the irrepressible .desire;, of feeble tp
imitate the strong,, or ,iq other words, the
influence of power npon weakness.
San Jcan South.—Here is a sketch from
the Pacific Methodist, of the town whose name
our citizens stole :
San Juan is an,old,Cathol)c Mission to thp
Indians. The old adobe buildings are pfjtl
standing. There is a pear OTch4fd.,cf iqpw
ten acres—perhaps the oldest in the Statue.,
file freeware vefy large and look quite year
erable. Teh thousand dollars worth pf frqjt
has been sold from it, in
the features of the village is an old, beggar.
He, t is
an old donkey, thyt looks about ap wretched
as he does, be makes, constant rpunds, and
no one turns him away eptpty., Many of the
Mexicans indicate Indian origin, by being
nearly as dark as the blackest,negro. There
are some charming ranches in Sah Juan Val
ley.
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An o.ld Mexican Ipqy, named Manuela
Pinto, ,who resided a*. San Bouito, on Half
Moon Bay, departed this life on the Ist inst.,
at the advanced age of one hundred and
twenty years apd some months. Up to the
lime of her death she was in the full poses
sion of her intellectual faculties. Her des
cendants are very numerous.
During the late rains a very heavy snow
storm raged on the summit of the Sierra
Nevada, and there was much suffering among
parties on the way to or from Washoe.
The silver mines of the world have been
estimated to yield annually $50,000,000, of
which only $1,150,000 are produced in Eu
rope, the largest yield being due to Mexico',
Chili, Pern aud Bolivia.
The population of San Francisco ia now
estimated at 106,000.
The total rain fall at Kapa, for the six
months preceding May Ist, was 23j inches.
The Lancha Plana Dispatch wants to see ft
Stale University located at lone City.
flicy make excellent leather of alligator
bides at lien Orleans.
Opposite San Francisco, there are 150 acral
of strawberries planted.

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