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PLACER HERALD. TABS MITCHELL. At the Hgrald Office, on Main Street, opposite the National Hotel. TERMS. Subscription one year, in advance. 6,00 “ six months 4,00 “ three months 2,50 if one month 1,00 if single copies 25 Advertising. One square, of 10 lines, and more th in 5 lines, first insertion, 3,00 Each subsequent insertion, 1.50 For half squ ire of five lines or less, 2,00 Each subsequent insertion, 1,00 Legal Advertising. One square, first insertion, 2.00 Each subsequent insertion, 1,00 03* VII le gal advertisements must tie accompanied with the cash, otherwise they will not be published. This rule will he strictly adhered to. Job Printing. The Job Office of the Herald has re cently received large additions, and pa trons can now have printing done, id a I descriptions, in a superior manner. Or ders fro n a distance must invariably he accompanied with the noney. LEGAL NOTICES. SHERIFF’S SALE. —By virtue ot 0 ,in <'nler of' ale and Judgment decree m ole by the Hon. District • ourt o the 6th ,Iu lioi.il District, in and for Sacramento conn ty, on the 16th day of January, a d . 18'>4 ordering the Sheriff of i’lacer County to sell certain attached property of S. W. Lovell, E. S. I’eck, and 1’ H. F.g in, hereinafter de scribed, to satisfy a judgment rendered on said 10th day ot January, a. d 18’>4 in sa d ourt, in f iV.>r of Charles H. Swift an against s. vv. Lovell. R. S Peck, and P. B Fagan, for the sum of $5829,87, together with interest at the rate ot five per cent per month from the 25th day of September a d 185,3. until paid, and the sum ol $295 79 costs, 1 wil sell at the Court House door, in Au burn I’lacer County at public auction lot cash on Saturday the 18th day of tebruary. 1854, at 10 o’clock, a. in. all the richt, title, interest and claim of S. W. Lovell, (one of the above-named defendants) in and to a cer tain mill known ns the Vlay Flower 'aw M 11 together with all the appurtenances and wa ter privileges thereto belonging, being and situated in Placer t’ounty, about four miles from Auburn,and also all the right title, in terest and claim of S vv. Lovell, R. s. Perk and P. B. Fagan, defendants, in and to the shares of stock, and interest of shares of stock in the Bear River and Auburn " ater and Mining •’ompanyor ompany's Canal, being and situated in Placer county: and al so all the right title, interest an i claim of the above-named defendants in and to the shares of slock and interest in shares of stock of the Yankee Mm's I'nion and Water Com pany being and situated in Placer countv. all the above property will be sold as above mentioned or so much thereof as will he suf ficient to satisty said judgment and costs S C ASfIN, sheriff Placer c©. , - By W, H. Dillingham, Deputy S'»Priff ’sSale.—- By virtue of an order of sale an 1 Ju Igment Decree made by the Hon District 1 ’ourt of the 6th Judicial Dis trict in and for 'aeramento county on the 11th day ot January, A, I) 1854, ordering the sheriff of t lacer county to sell certain at tached property of James Edwards hereinaf ter described to sati-fy a judgment rendered on said 11th d.y of J muary 1854 iu said Court in favor of Charles H. Swift and against -las Edwards for the sum of $'1442 30, with interest at the rate of five per cent, pet month fro the 25ih day of November a. d . 1853, and if not paid at tne end of each month the interest to ho added to the princi pal ..nd bear the same rate of interest there after, together with the sum of $'150,15 costs taxed herein and all costs that may accrue. I will sell at the ourt House door in Au burn. Placer county, to the h ghest bidder for cash on Saturday the 18th day of Fe ru ary, a. d. 1854, at 10 o’clock, a in., all the right, title, interest and claim of the said James Edwards in and to the shares of stock and interest in shares of stock in the Bear River and Auburn Water and Mining Com pany and Company’s anal, being and sit uated in Placer county, nr so much thereof as will be sufficient to satisfy said judgment and costs due and to become due S. C. ASTIN, sheriff Placer Co. By W. II Dillingham, Deputy Auburn, Jan. Q7th, ’s4 3t SURVEYOR’S NOTICE. certificate of the County Sur- X veyor or any of his deputies, shall *’e admitted as legal evidnnee in any i ourt of this State but the same may be explained or rebutted by other evidence. No survey here after made hy any person except the ounty Surveyor or his deputy shall he considered legal evidence in any Court within this state, except such suryevs as are made by the au thority of the United States or hy mutual consent of the parties”—page 171, Statutes of California. _ C. W. FINLEY, County Surveyor, Placer county, Cal. Dffice in Auburn i <ct. 15, no—my X)OS I’ERS,Quartz Certificates,cards neatly printed at the Office of the “•acer HeraW. THE WEEKLY PLACER HERALD. AUBURN, PLACER COUNTY. CAL., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1854. LEGAL NOTICES. SliHiifl’s Salt 1 .-— By virtue of an exe outran to me directed ismed out of tin district court of the llth Judicial District in and for Placer county, on a judgment reti dered on the 9th day of January, a d- 1854 in favor of Lewis Mason and against Vi 1 ipton. V\ m liatfi'dd and Thomas inis foi $1978,43 debt and $520 07 costa of suit, witii interests on said sum of $1978.43 fro o the 9th day of January, 1854, at tiie rate of ten per cent per annum, I h ive this day levied upon and will sell to th% highest bidder for cash, nt the store in f.l Dorado canon known as Hatfield Sims & Go's store, in Township No G on Thursday the 26Ti day January a. d. 1854, at ID o'clock a. m. all the right title, interest and claims of said I'ipton, Hatfield & 'inis in and to the follow ing property, to wit; One building used as a store and known as Hatfield, Sims & Co's store; also, 41 OOlbs Hour. ‘g()£ sacks potatoes, l"4lbs. crushed sugar 5751 bs. brown sugar, 1 sack onions 15 hams 17 pieces of bacon. 5(1 gallons of liquor. 5 bar decanters 10 gal lons and 13 jars pickles, half barrel of por , 41)0 1 s rice, quarter of a barrel of corn me 1 1. 400 lbs. o( hard bread one barre of Nod.a crackers, 140 lbs s >lmon, 5001bs beans lot of codfish, lot of corn beef, 65 gallons of molasses, one and a half bdt of duck 15 pair of boots. 19 pair of shoes. 9 coats, silk cravats, 22 pair of pants, under c othing, 9 hats and 8 rubber aps a lot of grocerie medicines, No,, cherry bounce and chum pagne, one lot of tobacco, lot of preserved and dried fruit, lot of preserved meats, Lsy rup 3 dozen boxes sardines, lot powder lot hard ware and cooking utensils, one lot tine ware. lot miner'll tools, one pair spring bal ance and platform scales and one gold scale. I w 11 also sell on the same day at 3 o’clock p m. all the right title and interest of the above named defendants in and to a certain butcher’s shop in Michigan 1 ity said town ship, and known as Hatfield, 'inis & ' o's shop, sale to t ike plaoe at said shop. I will also sell on Hriday the 27(h day of January. 18'i4, at the Bird a Valley Ranch, at 2 o’clock p m all the right, title and interest of the said Tipion, Hatfield & Sims in and to the iiu Iding and improvements on the Bird's Valley Ranch and also all their interest in stock and shares in and to a certain toll road leading from Bak r’s ranch to Vliclii sin city, i will also sell on the same day at 3 o'clock p ra all the right title and interest of the said Tipton. Hatfield & 'dins in and to the buildings and improvements on the rancl known as i nker’s ranch ail of said property being in township and county aforesaid. 1 will also sell in Vankee .lira’s at the Butcher shop, in township No. 5, on Saturday the 28th day of Hmuary, 1854, at 11 o clock a m. all the right tittle an 1 interest of s id ' ipton, Hatfield & 'ims in and to a certain butcher's shop in Yankee Jim’s, townsh j So 5 known as the shop of the Mountain Beef ompmy. 1 will also sell on the same day at 3 o'clock, p m at the Butcher's ranch on Owl creek, all 'he right, title and interest of the above named defendants in and to the building and improvements on the ranch known as the Owl Creek Butcher's ranch, in town nip No 5., also - ,’3 Head Beef attlo. S C. A 4 ITS, •'herith, By D C. 8 0 T, Deputy Yankee Jim, January 14 1554. —n!9 Iw I he above sales are hereby pnpstpnned hbe first sale until ehruary 13th 10 o'clock, a. in., at Hatneld’s Suns ,v o.'s store in K 1 Dorado‘‘anon; second sale February 13th. 3 o'clock p. ra .at Michigan City; th rd sale. February 14th, 2 o'clock p m, at ird's Val ley; fourth sal . same day at 3 o'clock, p. nr fifth sale, February 15ih, 11 o’clock, a m . at Vankee Jim’s; sixth sale, same day at 3 o’clock, p. m.. at the Butcher's Ranch on Oiv! Creek tS. c. IN, 'heriff By D. *’ Scott D’pntv SHERIFF'S SALE. —By virtue ui an •‘rder of sals and Judgment Decree m ule by the District Court of the Gth »ucli cial District in and for Sacramento 'minty, on the IG h day of January, a d.. 1854. or dering the Sheriff of Placer County to sell certain attached property of s W Lovell's, hereinafter described to s tisfy a judgment rendered on said 16r.h day of January. 1854, in said Court, in favor of Henry W Gifford Andrew J. Marshall and Oliver B Uescott and against S. \V, I ovell for $2(100.0(1, with 1- gtl interest thereon from said 16th day of (Military, and also the sum of $269.80 costs. I will sell at the Court Housed or in Auburn I’lacer county to the highest bidder for cash • n Saturday the 18th day of February, a. d., 1854, at 10 o c ock, a. ni.. all the right title, interest and claim of said Lovell in and to the shares of stock and interest in shares of stock in the Bear River and Auburn Water and Mining ompany and Yankee Jim's Union and Water Company or Companies anals, and tiie May Mower 'aw Mill appur tenances and water privileges thereto belong ing, all being and situate in Placer ounty. All said property will lie sold <n said day or so much as will satisiy said judgment and costs due and to ecome due thereon, this (iinuary 26th I 854. S c aSITN Sheriff of Placer Co. Auburn, n2O 3t R. J. FISHER, [Souse Carpenter and Joiner, IS prepared to erect or improve houses on short notice. He has on hand a large lot of good sluice lumber, and keeps constantly a supply of Toms Rockers and sheet iron for mining purposes. He is also prepared with suitable lumber for all orders as undertaker. Auburn, Novi9. '5B —my JAMES ANDERSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Auburn Plncm county. ' alifornin apt i 1 80 nS3my Cl E. CARPENTER, Attorney ami !• Counselor (it La w. Office adjoining the Bear River lit, A. W. &. .ML Co.’s of fice, Auburn, Cal. r>so my. The Death of Old Grimes’ Hen. At last the speckled hen has gone— That hen of hens the best; She died without a sigh or groan, While in her downy nest. Thro' summer's heat and winter’s snow For ten 1 mg year’« she lay At noon and eve. ol Grimes an egg, But none the 'abbath day. She had a nest be’ ind the door, A'l neatly lined wbh hay; Her back waa brown and sprinkled o’er With spots ‘ inclined to grey.” Thouuh fourteen years of age almost, 'he still looked young and hale— And like lob’s turkey she could boast One leather in her tail. The neig 1 bors fowls did all agree She w is a good old soul; Sometimes she roosted in a tree, And sometimes on a pole When' er the rain came peiting down, And thunder dreadful roar, She hid herself in Grimes hat, Unti the storm was o’er. She lived a plain and honest life— No higher wished to rise; She Hew at ne ghhor Sampson’s wife, A.nd scratched out both her eyes She never deisrned the barnyard beau. His face to look upon. And loved hut one, whose long shrill crow Was heard at early dawn. An aged cock who oft had told 1 is descent with a sigh, Fr m one that crow’d when ho of old, His master did deny. 'A hen poor old speckle closed her eye, He jumped the fe ce and cried— He bid the poultry all good-bye. And then laid duwu and died. Kind reader now we’ll drop a tear To Grimes’ speckled hen: It i- too true, we ne'er shall look Upon her like again. for the Weekly Placer Herald. The Universal World Hole!. BT “OLD BLOCK.” I’ll tell you how it was! Hut first let me take h text. You’ll find it, my friends, in the Plarer Herald, 2d column, January 28ih, 1854, in rliese words; “We once took breakfast with ‘Old B oik.’ It was in ’49; ihe rain was well it was descend ing; the author had a little rent by the roadside, near Feather river; his stock in trade consisting of—but what is the use of enumerating; suffice it to say we had slap Jacks and molasses for breakfast, and ” My dear reader, we intend to il lustrate the text, not by a series of pic tures, but by a series of facts according to the best of our recollection, and to fill up the blanks which the worthy Editor has omitted from delicacy, for fear of nicking the edge of our pen knife, or perchance of raising the furze a leetle on ourself. And here let me premise: In our stormy walk through life, when thousands stand ready to give you a kick as you pass along, you will occasionally meet one who will ex tend the hand of friendship, and hid you God speed, and such sympathy often does more to cheer the heart and strengthen the mind to battle with the world than a loan of hundreds secured hy bond a n d mort gage on the little you may have gathered iu your garner—kind words cost nothing, yet are valuable to the recipient, and-r- Mr. Editor, —we don’t know your name— we never knew it—lt shan’t be slapjacks and molasses when you call, hut it shall he the best the house affords, as it was in ’49, and no charge tor trimmings We believe in our soul, (my Pen-kn.fe has’nt got any, but we’ve—that is, 1 haven sort of one,) that you’ve got a heart, and a good one too. Sap jacks and Molasses! It was in the early part of November ’49, that a poor, miserable looking devil was seen, with an ox goad in his hand, trudging up the Val ley of the Sacramento, beside a wagon drawn by two yoke of strong cattle, cogi tating deeply upon th mysteries of “Whoa, haw!” and “Gee up Dobbin pee whan!” and reflecting upon all the ills of life “that man is heir to.” He was on his return from Sacramento City, whither he had been to purchase a second load of pro visions since his arrival in California, and he was slow ly wending his way to his camp at Bidwell’s Bar, on Feather River The rains had set in; he had narrowly escaped drowning in crossing the Yuba, and almost by a miracle saved his life, by the aid of the tail of his near wberl ox, and thereby hangs a tale which we cannot now unfold. Escaped one Hanger he was immediately availed by another in the shape of bloody flux, in consequence of extreme exposure, and although knocking at Death’s door he again escaped by the goodness of God, two doses of calomel and the kind nursing of faithful friends, while he lay in his wagon a week by the roadside, the rain pouring down in the mountains ns if the sluices of heaven had bust instead of being opened. It was in this weakened condition, crippled with disease, that the poor devil aforesaid, slowly crawled a’ong to the first foot hill on Feather River, where Ophir now rejoices in a “local habitation and a name,” and there he be came mud bound for three weeks, within ten miles of h : s camp. Any one who has visited the mountains during the winter knows the utter impossibility of moving on new and unbroken ground, horses and cattle sink down and not unfrequently perish miserably in the mire. The road then was new and the mud so deep that it was an utter impossibility to get through with a wagon. Well, the hombre afore said being compelled to stop, and in the polite idiom of the Upper Ten to “fi.-h or cut bait,” he conceived the grand idea of turning his provisions to account by open ing a splendid hotel. Near a fine cluster of Msnsinetas, he drove down fourcrotch ed stakes, on these were as many trans verse poles, and the frame of a mansion was thus erected about eight feet square. The top of this splendid edifice was cov ered with a few boards which he had bought in Sacramento, at eighty cents a foot, and which he was hunting to the mines to make cradles—(recollect reader it was not the days of babies then in Cal ifornia You know’ what I mean by cra dle*)— for the sides of this Gothic build ing,) I don’t think the Goths or Vandals' used a more primitive one,) with much labor, ho cut and lugged willows from the river bank, and these he stuck up end wise around three sides of the frame; the front being open to let in the air, and smoke ot the burning log; and for seats — I mean sofas—and shelves, stakes were driven in the ground and small poles laid across them; ami thus an edifice was erected, after three hours labor, which King Alfred might have envied, especially when he lived in the marshes without any shelter, and which Old Block, for he it was, justly felt proud of. And now, nothing was wanting hut a name to christain it, and customers to give it celebrity. So in the benevolence of his disposition he called it the “Uni versal World Hotel;”’ meaning by that it was opened to all God’s creatures who had any money to pay with, and those who had none should not go away hungry. And now comes the strange (to ns now) part of the story. Although miners in 184 f) had gone only about fifteen miles into the hills, so scarce were supplies that many feared starving to death if they re mained during the winter, ns provisions could scarcely he got to them at any price, and hundreds returned to the valley where the bread of life could he obtain ed. Every day wandering Esaus passed the “Hotel;” and ns it was the only place where a crumb could he obtained for twenty-five miles, the poor fel ows often stopped and looked over the hill of fare and waited on the cook. And now, (to drop the third person plural) for my stock in trade: A barrel of hard bread, five hundred pounds of flour, half a barrel of pork, a keg of molasses, one keg of w his key, and one of brandy, both necessaries of life in those anti-temperance days, a little pepper, pipes and tobacco, and a few nick nacks, comprised my whole stock. When a customer called with a stomach that could digest a pine knot, the usual salutation was— “What in God’s name ran you give me to eat; I’m starved al most to death?” “Pork and hard bread, with a cup of coffee, and slap-jacks and molasses for desert,” was the stereotyped rep y. “Slapjacks and molasses! go it by ! I’ve had nothing but hard bread for a month.” Instantly my coat was off, rny shi r t sleeves rolled up to my elbows, and the way my fingers were into the flour would have rejoiced the heart of any gourmand in San Francisco if he had been as hun gry as the poor fellows flying from star vation in the mines; and then them was such a hissing of pork in one pan, n steaming of slap-jacks in another, and— cun you flap n slap-jack clean over in tbn frying pan without touching it? 1 can, and not miss one time in Ally, and that it about the usual number I bad to bake to a (nan in those times. “There ft is, boys, nil ready! coffee in tin cups, slap Jackson tin plates; molasses in a tin cup; us# your own knives, and go it boys while you're young and don't forget the tin when you get through—it's a dollar and « half a lick.” If they had the tin they tinned over cheerfully. If they had not—• I hope credit was given me in heaven, and with God's leave I'll look at the books there some day, hut there was a knashing of teeth and licking of chops both beauti ful and sentimental in their gastronomlt display. There are some Interesting and painful incidents connected with that “Universal World Hotel by the way side,” but they must remain untold for a season. 1 recollect one day, a party of five or six way-worn, hungry, unshared chaps came along, nearly starved, who wanted breakfast. He fore they ordered “the best in the Hotel,” they prudently inquired the price. “It was too much.” “Perhaps it was, hut then it could scarcely be afforded for less.” I soon discovered that notwitfa ing their red shirts, long beards, and hard looks, they were intelligent men, and they told me the gulches of their pockets wem pretty nigh worked out, for there wers holes at both ends, but they had been com pelled to “flee from the wrath to corns” of the Demon Hunger, and take up their line of march from the Edom of the bills to the Egypt of the valley, and mine wst the only flesh pot they would see for ths next twenty-four hours. My impression is, that I compromised the matter with their pockets; and when I gently threw la r the enticing bait of “slap-jacks and mo asses,” hungry human nature could not withstand the temptation of such luxu ries. It was “A drink all around, boys; we'll go our death on slap jacks and mo lasses;” and on rnj soul I thought they would before they got through. If ths Editor of the Placer Herald was in that party, 1 give him credit for having S stomach as capacious as—as—mine wss when I crossed the Plains. OLD BLOCK.. Good Manwkrs.—The good sound sense of the subjoined extract should command it to the attention of all thus* who are any way entrusted with the care of youth: “It is a matter of sound policy to cu’ti vate the manners of our children; for gentle manners and kind and obliging ad dress will Ho more to gather around uil Arm and enduring friends than strength of mind and superiority of attainments. The manners to which we refer are the fruit of the cultivation of the mind and heart; the outpourings of benevolence, sincerity, and inward purify. In all the departments and professions of life, we prefer, other things being equal, to avail ourselves of the services of persons of agreeable and obliging manners. They are coin of great intrinsic value, and everywhere current. We may be allow ed to glance at some of the features of good manners. Such ns we desire to have taught and practised in our schools, and such as all persons in well-ordained society are hound to observe. The con ventional rules of society are not arbitrary enactments, which any who choose have a ri»ht to set at defiance. They are es sential to the rnaintainanee and enjoyment of social intercourse, and the furtherance of its highest ends. Every person who enjoys the privileges and benefits ot so ciety is morally bound to observe its wholesome rules, ill-breeding is n sin against good morals, as well as a breach of social laws. No person has any right to act the clown in well-ordered society, or to be unkind and offensive, setting at defiance the laws made for its convenience and comfort by common consent. The leading features of good manners is a scrupulous observance of all the rules that regulate social intercourse. Let the pupils of our schools be required to observe them in their intercourse with each other and their teachers, and upon ad other occa sions. Many of these rules, abstractly considered, are little things, and yet, in their influence upon the convenience and pleasure of social intercourse, they are great things A particle of dust is a smell thing; yet in the eye, which it irritates, it becomes great in its influence. So an infringement of the rules of good breeding may be of itself of small moment, but U often becomes important in the friction and irritation which it produces in social intercourse. ” A German writer says that the people of the United State* can burst more steamboats and chew more tobacco than any other five nations in the world, “DUcord is horrible!" as the musical negro said when he was about tohq bong NUMBER 2s.