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A MOTHER’S LOVE. BY DR. FREDERICK HOCCH. Oh! if on earth there is a power to bless, All have the sweet anil sacred right to prove, It is the boundless stream of tenderness, The holy beauty of a mother's love ! Ne'er need man’s bosom yield to dark despair While one green spot remains to blossom there. Friends may forsake, or coldly may forget Him. who in happier days they luree caressed; But one whose gracious tears so oft have wet The cheek that made its pillow on her breast, She never will forsake ! no, never! never! She loved me first, and she will love forever. In good or ill, in glory or in shame. No changes, ray mother, could there be in thee; Thou still wouldst know me only by the name So oft I've heard thee whisper tenderly. She binds me to the home, the hallowed scene, Where all my sweetest, purest joys have been. Where are the visions of my early years ? Of all the rainbow hues my fancy shed, So lavishly around this vale of tears, All, save the shadows they have left, are dead. And yet I mourn them not, while I may prove The pure and fadeless sunshine of a mother's love. Fate of Amci'lcnn Statesmen. There are many highly interesting truths connected with the following article from the N. F. Times. It says: There is nothing in the history of our country more surprising than the change of sentiment in regard to political life. Not 30 years since, it was viewed in a most attrac tive light, and it was rare to find an ambi tious young man who did not look forwaad eagerly to this sort of distinction. The ideas inherited from our English ancestors, defi ning the State as the noblest sphere for personal distinction, were then exerting a decided influence over our rising talent.— Great men. too. had filled the mott of our official positions. There was a necessity for such men, because the nation felt its youthful inexperience, its want of skill and power, its absolute dependence on guiding, governing minds. As late as the period named, these causes had combined to "make political preferment a glittering prize. But a singular revolution has taken place. The best talent of the land has become disgusted with official service, and it now seeks to ex pend itself in other channels. The ranks of every profession are annually supplied with a larger number of first-rate men than go into politics. Only a moiety of them fix their eyes on Washington City. Not a few of these aro moved by other considerations than those of honorable fame. It is a cheap way of getting a livelihood—of eating fine dinners, and drinking champagne—of enjoy ing ‘he revelries of life at other people's ex pense. Those who pursue politics as the science of statesmanship, looking to it as a field for generous devotion to national in terests. and aiming to acquire that high reputation which always impels the most magnanimous order of intellects, are exceed ingly rare. They might be written on the thumb nail of an infant. Why is this? There is something grand and inspiring in the hope of serving your country; Why is it lowered to the level of a fleeting vanity? Our public life appeals, in theory, to philanthrophy as well as to patriotism. It places men in connection with the moral interests of the world, and offers the most brilliant opportunities for advancing the welfare of humanity. A great truth spoken in Congress may flash across the Atlantic. One electric word may fulfil an Archangel's mission among distant nations. A century of power and progress may be in the utterance of a moment, and yet there are no mighty hearts stirred to sieze the occasion. Politics are becoming more and more distasteful. Hundreds of persons feel that they are odious, and on no present inducement could they be had for public stations. Why is this? Our system of partisanship has mainly contributed to this deplorable state of things. Not that the principle of party or ganization is a had principle, but it* has been perverted from its right use. Unwor thy men have been suffered to get the whole machinery info their own hands. Who compose the primary meetings, constitute caucuses arrange tickets,effect nominations? Who work the wires? Just here, the virtue and intelligence of our parties ought to be brought together—just here, they are gen erally wanting. There is no difficulty in gotfingsuch men to vote, but that cannot cure the evil. What is wanted is their ac tion in the right place. They must go to the root of the matter; they must take hold of the leading strings before others grasp them. If the valuable men of the country could be enlisted in this work, they might easily lay their hands on the heart of the system. In most cases, they would have the ascendency. Moral power is sure to rule where it is properly exercised. It al ways has more insight, tact and facility than the low. cunning arts of intriguers; and hence if it were to exert itself in the early stages of political movement, it would lie able to elevate the standard of official qual ifications. As things are now managed, the real strength of our parties does nothing j more than simply accept those offered. The I election is virtually made without it. Hath-! or than surrender their political opinions, such men run the risk of unfit candidates and acquiesce in the ticket. Newspapers follow in the same track. A momentary spasm of opposition may be aroused, but it is soon over. The next time, all are caught napping again, and so the acknowledged enormity perpetuates itself from year to year. “Principles and not men.” is doubtless a good maxim in itself. But of late it has come to read—Principles without men.— That is the orthodox version now. A sorry one it is. but down to this degeneracy has it lapsed. If the great parties of the coun try would adopt the motto of—Principles nm/Men—we should see another aspect of affairs. For, talk as we may, Men are as virtually important to parties as Principles. The common notion that they are to lie mere representatives of certain doctrines, is a foolish fallacy. Outbids of all this, their | personal weight, influence, character, are j prime considerations, and no party can! ive j long without them. It cannot be disguised that both parties have fallen into this suici dal error. And what has been its effect? Talent has been depreciated. Fitness for office has sunk into contempt. The most meritorious services of Statesmanship have been treated with withering insensibility. 1 f a man has commanding qualities of nature and reaches the front rank among his party associates, it is certain death to all his hopes and prospects. u Principlesnot mem,” is converted into his guillotine. The martyr dom, too, is by no means heroic. There is no crown awaiting it. Only a song like “Lhcij Neal,” or “Dan Tucker ,” makes the requium, or perchance a parody on “Old Grimes is dead.” Reviewing the history of our country for the last twenty years, we sec nothing so painful as this sacrifice of our best men.— There has been nothing to justify it. There has been nothing even to palliate it. A short sighted policy, no deeper than the shamsof the moment, no wiser than the mi rage of the senses, has given it birth. Men have cried out “Expediency,” “Availibili ty,” “New Men.” But the magic has hurt the magicians sorely. Like the exorcised spirit in the- Bible, it has turned on its old friends and handled them roughly. Perhaps the general bruising may bring us all to our senses, and teach ns that any country which tails to take care of its best men, may soon lose the power to take care of itself. A Proposition from Frederica Bre mer.—The National Intelligencer contains a long communication from Frederica Bre mer, inviting associations of Christian wo men in all lands to enter into an alliance of love, and co-operate in “caring for children, by means of a Christ ian education; for fam ilies, by exercising Christian influence by the distribution of work and its just reward; for the sick and the aged, by affording them protection and help; for prisoners and other fallen fellow creatures, by compassionate ex ertions to raise them from their sunken con dition; and, finally, by encouraging all in stitutions and means, aiming to promote such purposes.” The practical means of gaining these ends, Miss Bremer suggests should be as follows: “ First —That there should be a commit tee in the capital of each country, which should enter into communication with all the different female societies of that land, gather all particulars relating to them and their work, and thus bo able to take a sur vey of the whole. Second —That each central committee, being the organ of circulation for all other societies in that land, should, through its secretary, or some other corresponding mem ber, communicate to the central committee of other countries the principal details of the work of female societies in its own, to gether with accounts of such industrial ef forts of good institutions standing in con nection with the aim of the society that have arisen in their country. Third —That a printed circular contain ing those details may be sent, free of post age. at the end of every year, from every central committee to all those of other coun tries with whom they stand in communica tion.” Miss Bremer makes the above proposition in behalf of a female benevolent society in Sweden, known as the “Ladies’ Association at Stockholm for the care of Children,” of which she is the superintendent. She con cludes her appeal with the following adju ration: “Sisters, who acknowledge the same Lord, let us unite in his name—let us call forth every good gift and healing power he has given us—call them forth prayerfully, dili gently to do his work more fervently than ever before. As far as the sun sends its rays, and the free winds blow over the earth, may our peaceful messages fly like doves from land to lain!, from city to city, undisturbed by the bitterness of strife, so that the world may know that the God of peace and love is more powerful than the spirit of war, and that he calls us to be his servants!” Confidence in One’s Serf. —When a crisis befalls you, and the emergency re quires moral courage and noble manhood to meet it. be equal to the requirements of the moment, and rise superior to the obstacles in your path. The universal testimony of men whose experience exactly coincides with yours, furnishes the consoling reflection that difficulties may be ended by opposition. There is no blessing equal to the possession of a stout heart. The magnitude of the danger needs nothing more than a greater effort than ever at your hands. If you prove recreant in the hour of trial, you are the worst of recreants, and deserve no compas sion. Be not dismayed nor unmanned, when you should be bold and daring, unflinching and resolute. The cloud whose threatening murmurs you hear with fear and dread, is pregnant with blessings, and the frown whose sternness now makes you shudder and tremble, will ere long be succeeded by a smile of bewitching sweetness and benignity. Then be strong and manly: oppose equal forces to open difficulties; keep a stiff upper lip; and trust in Providence, Greatness can only be achieved by those who are tried. The condition of that achievement is confidence in one’s self. —Richmond Post- A Ekmarkaiu.e Coincidence.—A cer tain lady in the town of €.. not exactly sick, but exacting to be so every moment, sent in haste for Dr. IT., who, although a quack, had considerable practice, and had lately added to his reputation by curing a boy of what he called “concatenation of the brain.” The doctor hurried to the house, where he found several old wives, “whose great experience,” in such cases at least, "had made them sage,” anxiously awaiting Ids arrival. Dr. H. bustles up to the bed, feels his patient’s pulse, examines her tongue, prescribes hot bricks for the feet, a mustard plaster on --—. Here one of the women, who all this time had been exchanging glan ces of astonishment at such unusual reme dies, interrupted him with—-My goodness, doctor! I don’t think you hardly understand this cose.” “Perfectly, mem—-I cured a man last week of precise!u the same com plaint”’ trowlli of tlte In ion. The census of 1850, as compiled by Mr. I)e Bow, develops sonic wonderful and in teresting- facts in regard to the rapid growth and extent of the States. In 1701 the col onies contained a population of only 265,000 souls. In 1749 another estimate was made, and the result was a population of 1,046,000. In 1775 the report was 2,803,000 —being nearly 300,000 less than the present popula tion of New York! In 1790, under the first census,the population was 4,929,827. There were then seventeen States and territorial governments; in 1800, twenty-one States and Territories; in 1810, twenty-five; in 1820, twenty-seven; in 1830, twenty-eight; in 1840, thirty; in 1850, thirty-six. We have now thirty;nine, having added to the list Nebraska, Kansas, and Washington. Our territorial extent, says Mr. lie Bow, is nearly ten times as large as that of Great Britain and France combined; three times as large as the whole of France, Britain, Austria Prussia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland and Denmark together; one and a half times as large as the Russian Emqire in Europe; one-sixth loss only than the area covered by the Jiffy-nine or sixty Empires, States, and Republics in Europe; of equal extent with the Roman Empire, or that of Alexander, neither of which exceeded three millions of square mile. We have an ocean and gulf shore line of 12,609 miles, an island shore line of 9,247 miles, a tidal flow of 11,- 213, and an inland river steamboat naviga tion of 47,355 miles.— Waver/\j Magazine. The Home Grandmother. —She is by the fire—a dear old lady, with nicely crimped and plaited cap border, and old fashioned spectacles—as pleasant a picture of the home grandmother as any living heart may wish to see. The oracle of the family—the record of births, deaths and marriages—the narrator of old revolutionary stories, that keep bright young eyes big and wide awake till the evening log falls to ashes—what should we do without the home grandmoth er? How many little faults she hides!— What a delightful special pleader is she when the rod trembles over the unfortunate urchin's head! ‘•Do you get many lickings?” inquired a flaxen-haired youngster of a curly headed playmate. “No,” was the prompt,half indignant an swer, “I’ve got a grandmother.” Love that aged woman. Sit at her feet and learn of her patient lessons from the past. Though she knows no grammar, and cannot tell the boundaries of distant States, or the history of nations, she has that which, perhaps, exceeds all lore—wisdom. She has fought life’s battles, and conquered. She has laid her treasures away, and grown pu rer, stronger, through years of sorrow. Nev er let her feel the sting of ingratitude. Sit at her feet. She will teach you all thedau gers of life's journey, and teach you how to go cheerfully and smilingly to the gate of death, trusting, like her, in a blissful here after. Will give Five Dollars for Him. — A Mrs. Elizabeth G. Thompson, of Columbus, Ohio, publishes the following: “So Reward.— Left bod and board, with out any just cause or provocation, my hus band, Alexander Thompson, to whom I was lawfully married by Squire McKendree.— The said Thompson left this city a few days since, for parts unknown to his loving and devoted wife. My husband is about twenty four or five years old, but has not yet ar rived at years of discretion. He is about live feet six inches in height, dark complex ion. blue, jealous looking eyes, and is usually suspicious and distrustful of those he takes an interest in. Any one who will give in formation of the above personage to me at Columbus, will receive the above reward, and the thanks of his most chaste, virtuous and disconsolate wife. Elizabeth C. Thompson. Columbus, May 28th. Editors who feel disposed to aid the cause of injured innocence, will please publish the above. New Pass Discovered through the Sierra Nevada. —The Mariposa Chronicle says a new Pass has been recently discov ered by Drs. Haight and Toby, near the head of the most easterly branch of the Mid dle Fork of the San Joaquin, and but a few miles south of the latitude of Mariposa. Unless the above named gentlemen are very much deceived, this Pass is destined to be of incalculable benefit to Mariposa county, in the way of opening direct communication with Salt Lake. They estimate the distance at less than 500 miles, and the road they are confident can be made very passable for immigrants for a small amount of money. Quarry of Grindstone Rock. The San llernardino correspondent of the South ern Californian says, that in Sanow Sinkoa Valley, a large quarry of grindstone rock of the best quality has been discovered, which when brought into use will be of in calculable benefit to the State. It is de clared to be equal in quality to the celebra ted French burr, and will in its future de velopment supersede it altogether. It also makes a beautiful building stone, of verv easy labor, and admirably adapted to ail kinds of edifices.— Union. An Illinois Farmer.— Jacob Strawn, the Morgan county Farmer, has a home stead of 10.000 acres. The number of acres of corn he has this year, is 2,300. This, at 40 bushels per acre, a low average yield for the last season, gives 62,000 bushels. He owns another farm which is six miles long and four broad. Last year he paid out ten thousand dollars for fencing materials. He has also large tracts of unimproved lands. He is an immense dealer in cattle. Wild Wheat. —Specimens of wild wheat from the Sierra Nevada Mountains are on exhibition at the State Fair. A few bush els of it have been grown in Napa county. It is thought that by mixing it with com mon wheat, a new and improved variety may be produced. The wild wheat is at least five pounds heavier than the cultiva ted, and so strong as to stand up against the heaviest winds.— Sac. Union. TU«* Treaty veltli Japan. The result of the long talked of treaty with Japan tn secure the opening of the ports of that Empire for the trade and com merce of this country is the treaty of peace and amity, which has been agreed upon be tween Commodore Perry and Hay-ashi garku-no-kani, Ido, Prince of Tsus; Sims, Izawa, Prince of Mima, Saki and Adono, the Japanese Commissioners. The first article of the treaty declares, that there shall be peace, perfect and per manent, between the two nations. In the second article two ports are set apart for the reception of American ships, for the purpose of receiving supplies; one of the two ports to be opened immediately af ter the signature of the treaty; the other im mediately after the same day in the ensuing Japanese year. Article third guarantees assistance to vessels thrown or wrecked on the coast of Japan; and all articles belonging to the shipwrecked which may be preserved are to be restored to those shipwrecked without expense. By the fourth article, shipwrecked per sons and other citizens of this country are declared to be free, as in other countries, but they are held amenable to just laws. Article fifth exempts shipwrecked mari ners and other citizens of the United States, temporarily living at Simoda, or Hakodale from such restrictions as the Dutch and Chinese are under at Nagaski, and allows them freedom at Simoda, to go where they i please within the limits of seven Japanese miles, from a small island in the harbor of I Simoda, and also to be free to go where they please at Hakodale, within the limits to be defined after the visit of the U. States squadron to that place. Article sixth provides for the arranging and settlement of other business not speci fied. The seventh article allows the exchange of gold and silver coin, and articles of goods for other articles of goods, under such regu | lations as shall be temporarily established j by the Japanese government for that pur pose. It is stipulated, however, that the ships of the United States shall be permit ted to carry away whatever articles they are unwilling to exchange. By article eighth it is agreed that wood, water, pro visions and coal, and goods required, shall only be procured through the agency of the Japanese officers appointed for that purpose and in no other manner. By article ninth, it is agreed that, if at any future day the government of Japan shall grant to any other nations privileges and advantages which are not herein guar anteed to the United States and the citizens thereof, that these same privileges and ad vantages shall be granted likewise to the United States, and persons thereof, without any consultation or delay. Article tenth provides that United States ships shall be permitted to resort to no oth er ports of Japan than Simoda or Hakodale unless in distress, or forced by stress of weather. Article eleventh provides for the appoint ment by the government of competent con suls, to reside at Simoda, any time after the expiration of eighteen months from the rat ification of the treaty. Brother Jonathan.— The following stri king portrait of Brother Jonathan was giv en by Rev. A. L. Stone, in his oration at Boston, on the 4th July: “Somehave called him the young Giant of the West. He has many grades to be sure; he does not wear patent leather and ape the exquisite, but gets up early and dresses in haste; he does not spend much time before the glass, and often is satisfied with passing his hand through his hair to keep it from his eyes; his shoes are loose, but he stands firm, and when he swings them the momentum is con siderable; his hands are large, but they have a hard grip; his shirt collar is stiff, but keeps him looking straight ahead; his bea ver rim is norrow, but it does not prevent him from taking an upward view; his coat is short waisted, and the covering of his nether limbs is scant; but he is growing fast, and bears about him so man;, elements of success, that it does not encourage his opponents to try a fall. They make game of him, and that is just what they find him —game.” The Honey Bee.— The experiment has now' been thoroughly tried, and it is ascer tained beyond a doubt, that the honey bee will do well in California. As evidence of the fact, Judge Daniels, of this city pur chased two hives in December last, each of which have swarmed twice, the oldest, or first swarm from each hive having swarmed twice, making in all from the two, an in crease of six swarms the first season. They appear to be remarkably healthy, and from the weight of the hives that were tried, have laid up an ample store of pure delicious hon ey, gathered from the surrounding gardens and orchards. In localities where they can have an abundant supply of fresh flowers and vegetation, as they can here for eight or nine months of the year, we have no doubt but that the yield ot honey will be greater to the hue, than it is in the native country of the bee. —San Jose Tribune. Barilo Captain General of Cuba has recently paid to Don Manuel Christobcl de Searjas the sum of £1284 for apprehending in the Mariel district one hundred and sev enty-four newly landed negroes—being at the rate of £lO each for males, £6 for fe males. and £H for children. This payment will doubtless have a beneficial effect in as sisting the suppression of the slave trade. In China, if a young man is not married at 20 ho is drummed out of town. No place for old bachelors among the fum-fums. On reading the above to a spinster who had got the backside of thirty-five, she exclaimed in the sincerity of her soul, why don't the United States enact such wholesome laws? And she sighed for the good time to come. Hot Biscuit.—‘ I’m glad you arc to stop here to tea, this afternoon,'’ said a little bov to a lady visitor ofjiis maternal parent. “Why so, my son?” “ ’Cause we always get hot buiscuit when there's company to tea,” * “The Amateur Musician. — On board the steamer Indiana, on one of her trips down the Mississippi, were many good natured per sons. They were seeking to while a Way the hours, according to their several notions of pleasure, and would have got on very well but for one annoyance. There happened to be on board, a Hoosier, from the Wabash, who was “going down to Orleans,” and he had provided himself with an old violin, fancying that he could fiddle as well as the best man, and planting himself where he might attract notice, scraped away. The fellow couldn’t fiddle any more than a setting hen, and the horrible noise dis turbed his fellow passengers excessively. A Frenchman, of very delicate nerves and very fine musical ear, was especially an noyed. He fluttered fidgetted, and swore at "the “sacre” fiddle: The passengers tried various expedients to rid themselves of the Hoosier and his fiddle; but it was no go:— “he would fiddle just as long as he d—d pleased.” At last a big Kentuckian sprang from his seat, saying: “I reckon I’ll fix him,” placed himself near the amateur fid dler, and commenced braying with all his might. Old Kentucky brayed so loud that he drowned the screeching of the fiddle, and amid the shouts of the passengers, the dis comfitted Hoosier retreated below, leaving the victory of the unequal contest to tlu; Kentuckian, and his singular impromptu imitation of Balaam’s friend. The delight of the Freuclonun knew no bounds: and qui et was restored for the day. During the night the Kentuckian left the boat. The next morning after breakfast, the passengers were startled by the discordant sounds of their old tormentor—Hoosier had discov ered that the coast was clear, and was bound to revenge himself on the passengers. Loud and worse than ever screamed the fiddle. The Frenchman, just seated to read his paper, on the first sound, rose, looked anxiously around, shrugged his shoulders, and then shouted, “Tare is he? Queek! queek! Mon Dieu! Yare is Monsieur Ken tuck, de man vat play on de Jackass!” ” YALUABLK RECEIPTS BY SIMON.— HoW to cure Hams. —When the pork is unwell with any particular complaint, first ascertain what is the nature of that complaint. If it be seated upon the hind quarters, apply then the proper remedy, and your hams are cured. How to Gather Peaches. —Select some bright moonlight night, when you can see to cull the biggest, and hie stealthily to a neigh bor’s orchard, make your selection, fill your hat, and mosey as soon as possible. To prevent iha Potato Rot. —Board three or four Irishmen. When to cut Grain. —All grain should be cut while yet in the milk, but before the cream rises. To make Patriots. —Build up fat offices, nearly equal in number to the inhabitants. To kill Fleas. —Be quick in making your grabs. Mormon Preaching in England.— The Liverpool Mercury states that at a Mormon camp meeting held on Runcorn Beacon, Sunday, the 23d ult., some uproar ensued on account of the lavish abuse which the prea cher poured upon other sects, whereupon one of the “saints” declared that he had pro vided himself with a pair of heavy boots for the occasion, with which he was then ready to kick ten or a dozen of them down the hill, after which he would fight a brace of the best men in the field. The challenge was accepted, but owing to some one giving out a hymn the fight did not “come off.” JS@!“ Soino political economist has been figuring up, to find out who it is that the public pay best, and the following is the sum total: First. We pay best those who destroy us—Generals. Second. Those who cheat us—Politi cians and Quacks. Third. Those who merely amuse us— Singers. Actors, and Musicians, and, Lastly, and the least of all—Those who instruct us—Authors, Schoolmasters, and Editors. An old bachelor geologist was boasting that every rock was familiar to him as the alphabet. A lady, who was present, de clared that she knew of a rock of which he was wholly ignorant. “Name it, madam,” cried Ccelebs, in a rage. “It is rock the cradle, sir,” replied the la dy. Ccelebs vanished. Athens journal says: “The Greek Government has selected a marble block in the Parthenon for the Monument of George Washington, now r being raised in the city named after him. It is to bear the follow ing inscription: ‘To George Washington, the heroic General, the high-minded citizen, the founder of modern freedom, the land of Solon, Themistocles and Pericles, the birth place of ancient freedom, dedicates this old marble as a sign of reverence and admira tion’. ” The Trotter Out-trotted. —“Do you keep matches, asked a wag of a retailer. “Oh yes, all kinds,” was the reply. then, 111 take a trotting match.” 1 lie retailer immediately handed him a box of Brandreth’s pills. A great number of valuable improvements are being made in Shasta. Ten handsome tire-proof brick buildings have already been erected.— S. F. Herald. a circle of seven miles in Wayne co., va., thirteen families have 165 children!— One man in the neighborhood is the father of 29 children. An experiment has just been successfully niade in France of employing swallows to carry letters, as pigeons were used some years back. ou don't love me, I know von don’t,” said a young married lady to her husband. “I give you credit, my dear, for a keen penetration, ’ was the consoling reply. List of Post Offices and Postmasters IN' CALIFORNIA, SEPT. LA, 1-51. Agua Frio, Mariposa county, B. P. Whitney Alameda, Alameda county. L. S. Ely. Alamo, Contra Coata county. John M. Jones. Alvarado, Alameda county." If. c. Smith. Angel’s Camp. Calaveras county, J. C. Scribner Alviao, Santa Clara county, A. Rathbone Auburn. Placer county, James Bonnen Belmont, San Francisco, M. Flashner. Benicia, Solano county. James Miller Bid well’s Bar. Butte county, l>. \ V , Worsten. Big Bar, Trinity county, V m. OoddinAon Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne county, J as . w. Butler. Bodega, Sonoma county, J. M. Miller. Bucksport, Humboldt county, ■. Buckner, Sacramento county, James Buckner. Cache Creek, Yolo county, A. McDonald. Campo Seco, Calaveras county, T. M. Pawling. Crescent City, Klamath county, David Hover. Charley’s Rancho, Butte county, Fred Peaskes. Camptonville, Yuba county, E. T. Bmndage. Cedarville, El Dorado county, Goo. Thatcher. Chico, Butte county, J. BidweM. Columbia, Tuolumne county, A. A. Hunneftell. Colusa, Colusa county, Wm. Vincent. Cold Spring, El Dorado county, J. M. Getschins. Chinese Camp, Tuolumne county. M.R. Graham. Contra Costa, Alameda county, Thos. Gallagher Consumnes, Sacramento county', tV. D. Wilson. Cottonwood, Shasta county, Wm. Lane. Coloraa, El Dorado county, P. L. Weymcr. Cordelia, Solano county, P. 0. Lamorie. Curtisville, Tuolumne county, J. M. Root. Diamond Springs, El Dorado co., C.N. Note ware. Don Pedro’s Bar, Tuolumne county, R. Smith. Double Springs, Calaveras county, D. Thompson. Downieville, Siena county, James Gernon. Drvtown, Calaveras county, J. G. Sneath. Elk Grove, Sacramento county, J. W. Hall. Eureka, Humboldt county, Mr. Elliott. Fiddlctown, El Dorado county, Dennis Townsend. Foster’s Bar, Yulia county, J. B. Whitcomb. Forbestown, Butte, B. W-. Williams. Fremont, Yolo county, W. G. Brown. French Camp, Sun Joaquin county, R. W. Noble. Garden Valley, El Dorado co.. Thos. McConnell. Garrote, Tuolumne county, Cage Tucker. Georgetown, El Dorado county, T. M. Reed. Gilroy, Santa Clara county, A. C. Everett. Goodyears Bar, Sierra county, A. C. Johnson. Grafton, Yolo county, A. Updegrapli. Grass Valley, Nevada county, K. Matthcwson. Green Springs, Tuolumne county, Jas. D. Taber. Greenwood, El Dorado county, C. C. Brady. Green Valley, El Dorado county, N. Van Tassel. Grand Island, Colusa county, Thos. Eddy. Hamilton, Bnjte county, K. M. Burrows. Horrsßanch, Tuolumne county, G. D. Dickinson. Horse Town, Shasta county, Geo. W. Baker. Haskell’s Ranch, Sutter county, J. Lefevre. Illinoistown, Placer county, B. Brickell. Indian Diggings, El Dorado county, J. W. Gilbert, lone Valley, Calaveras county, J. H. A 1 void. lowa Hill, Placer county, J. Colgan. Jacksonville. Tuolnmne county, Geo. B. Keyes. Jackson, Calaveras county, Bruce Husband' Jameftown, Tuolumne county, Wonovan. Johnson’s Ranch, Sutter county, W. E. O'Kear. Junction, Yuba county, John T. Beener. Kilna, Shasta county, Wm.- Potter. Knight's Ferry, San Joaquin county, G. M. Dent. Laguna Seca, Santa Clara county. Geo. H.Bull. Lassen’s Butte county, W. P. Mayhew. Lewiston. Trinity county, W. Lewis. Los Angelos, Los Angelos county, W. B. Osbunr Marysville, Yuba county, W. P. keyser. Mariposa, Mariposa county, John F. McNamara. Martinez, Contra Costa county, 0. C. Coffin. Maywell’s Creek, Mariposa county, <l. W. Coulter Michigan Bluffs, Placei comity, S. T. Leet. Mission San Jose, Santa Clara co., J. J. Vallejo. Mount Ophir. Mariposa county, J. 11. Miller. Montezuma, Tuolumne county, J. T. Hoyte. Millerton, San Joaquin county, E. P. Hart. Monroeville, Colusa county, R. H. Pratt. Monte, Los Angelos county, . Mountain View. Santa Clara county, J.Shuraway. Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras c., A. W. Goodwin. Moon’s Ranch, Colusa coounty, George Eastman Mormon Island, Sacramento co-, I). A. Kneass. Monterey, Monterey count, A. Randall. | Mud Springs, El Dorado county, H. A. Hcndee. McDermott’s Bridge, San Joaquin co., W. F. Mc- Dermott. Murphy’s Calaveras county, A. H. Stevens. Napa City, Napa county, E. B. Eaton. Nashville. El Dorado county, J. P. Thurston. Nevada, Nevada county, R. A. Davidge. Nicolaus, Sutter county, F. A. Russell. North Branch, Calaveras county, E. T. Lake. Newton, El Dorado counry, W. Fisher. Onisbo, Sacramento county, C. F. Howell. Ophirville, Placer county, D. B. Curtis. Oroville. Butte county, P. S. Garland. Parks’ Ba.i, Yuba county, E. Y. Gaver. Placerville, El Dorado county* W. D. Williams. Petaluma, Sonoma county, P. S. Garland. Pilot Hill, El Dorado county, Silas Hays. Puerta de los Reyes, Mendocino co., T L Andrews. Putah, Solano county, Elijah Syloa. Quartzburg, Mariposa, Thomas'Thorn. Red Bluffs, Shasta county, Samuel M. Bishop. Ringgold, El Dorado, J. L. Sargent. Round Tent, Nevada, J. E. Slater. Rough and Ready, Nevada, J. M. Little. Sacramento, Sacramento, F. Forman. Salinas, Monterey county, J. B. Hill. Salmon Falls, El Dorado, Thomas R. Brown. San Francisco, San Francisco, Charles 1.. Weller. San Diego, San Diego, George Lyons. Aim Juan, Monterey, P. Brien. Sau Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, T. J. Harvev. San Jose, Santa Clara, J. W. Patrick. Santa Clara, Santa Clara, F. Cooper. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, H. J. Shaw. Santa Rosa, Sonoma, T. G. Hahmann. Sau Ramon, Contra Costa, Samuel Skidmore. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, T. W. Harper. San Bernardino, San Bernardino, R. R. Hopkins, San Rafael, Marin, Moses Stoppard. Shasta, Shasta, J. Harell. Shaw’s Flat, Tuolumne, - . Snelling's, Mariposa, John Snelling. Shingle Springs, El Dorado, D. T. Hall. Sonora, Tuolumne, H. A. Theal. Sonoma, Sonoma, J. N. Randolph. Staples’ Ranch, Sau Joaquin, D. J. Staples. Steinberger’s, San Francisco, George Thatcher Stockton, San Joaquin, John S. Evans. Stringtown, Butte, L. D. Coffin. Spanish Flat, El Dorado, James Muuccy. Suisun, Sonoma, W. S. Kyle. Sutter Creek, Calaveras, I). Crandall. Tehama, Colusa, Newell Hall. Texas Hill Sacramento, James Clarkin. Third Crossing, Calaveras, J. A. Tate. Trinidad, Klamath, E. C. Darling. Trinity, Trinity, C. "Loo. Uniontown, Humboldt, A. H. Murdoch. Vacaville, Solano, . Vernon, Sutter, I). Abdell. Volcano, Calaveras, George Muncton. Washington, Yolo, A. Warring. Watsonville, Santa Cruz, L. Thrift. Weaverville, Trinity, H. B. Davidson. Woodside, San Francisco, M. A. Paakhursto Woodville, Tulare, O. A. Smith. Yankee Jim's, Placer, C. W. King. Yeomot, El Dorado, Yolo, Yolo, J. S. Fulton. Ireka, Siskiyou, John Lintcll. Yuba City, Yuba, L. Badolett. Speed of Lightning.—A wheel made to revolve with such velocity as to render its spokes invisible, is seen, when illuminated by a Hash of lightning, for a moment, with every spoke distinct, as if at rest. The rea son id this is, the flash has come and gone before the wheel had time to make a per ceptible advance.-— Plough , Lix>m and An vil. Free Lands in Oregon.—The law dona ting lands to actual settlers in Oregon, has been extended by the present Congress to the first ot December, 1855, This law gives married men 320 acres of land, one half to the wife in her own right; and to single men 160 acres, in all cases on condition that they occupy and cultivate the land for four vears.