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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1855. Octavlen Hoop;* is our authorized agent for the Georgetown News at San Francisco. He maybe found at 97 Merchant street. We shall be glad if the mountain press, and especially the advocates of the secret order, would speak out in relation to Mr. Newell. They are the friends of the mining interest and it is their particular province to furnish members of the Legislature w ith such ideas as they may suppose to be the reflex of the popular mind. [State Journal. If a bit of our mind on the subject will do you any good, you can ha\e it. One ‘idea’ which we ‘suppose to be the reflex of the popular mind,’ is, that the system of in fernal cajolery pursued by the democratic press in general, and the State Journal in particular, in relation to the Senatorial election, is a piece of barefaced hypocrisy, which does not redound to the honor of the parties who stoop to practice it. We agree with the State Journal that Mr. Newell ‘is undoubtedly a gentleman of very great ability;’ and we furthermore be lieve that he is what the democratic party in this State has been seldom blessed with —an honest politician. If he has any aspi rations for the Senatorial toga, he must re gal'd this officious meddlesomeness of the State Journal with his name, as a palpable attempt to injure his prospects in that con nection; and whether he has or not, must deprecate the filibustering spirit which aims at sowing discord in the ranks of the American party, thereby entailing the curse of protracted legislation on the people of the State, by fostering personal animosities and engendering a petty warfare for indi vidual aggrandizement. It has been a part of the tactics of the State Journal, in its attempts to array the members of the American party of formerly adverse political proclivities, against each other, to be continually recommending some prominent Whig for the Senate, and pro claiming from the house-tops, what it knows no more about than does the man in the moon, that the person eventually se lected must necessarily be of Whig ante cedents; and this course it has pursued with a bloodhound tenacity worthy of a better purpose. The American party throughout the State, understand this thimble-rigging game of the State Journal, and do not in tend to be cheated by its ‘little joker.’ The democratic party has been so used to practicing the precept that ‘to the vic tors belong the spoils’—has been so used to thrusting its hands into the exchequer and sowing the people's money broadcast among an army of political favorites, that it cannot imagine it possible for a party to act with honesty of purpose, or to have a soul above the ‘loaves and fishes.’ The American party of California expects its Representatives in the in-coming Legisla ture to teach its opponents the fallacy of such conclusions; to teach them that dis honesty of purpose and partial legislation arc not necessarily attributes of California politics. It expects them to hold them selves aloof from the intrigues of wily spec ulators, and close their cars to the jingling of the ‘almighty dollar,’ when sounded for purposes of corruption. It is expected that they are to legislate for the ‘greatest good of the greatest possible number,’ and not prostitute the session to squabbles for indi vidual advancement. It is expected that they will choose a good man to represent the State in the U. S. Senate, without reference to whether he may have formerly been a Whig or Demo crat; without reference to the latitude or longitude of his residence; but applying to their choice the true democratic test, ‘ls he honest; is he capable?’ We are not aware that it is important whether he is from Shasta or San Diego, from the sea-coast or the summit, from the agricultural or the mining districts; but it is necessary that he should be one whose feelings and interests are identified with the prosperity] of the State, whose mind and means are not bound up in a gigantic monopoly which precludes the possibility of his acting in favor of a system of improvements which shall be of lasting benefit to the State at large. In short, the American party expects its Representatives to transact the business for which they were elected, wisely and well, and as speedily as is consistent with mature deliberation, and return to their constitu ents, not amid the anathemas which have attended their predecessors, but deserving and receiving the welcome plaudit of-Well done good aud faithful servants.’ jjgg* It will be seen by referring to our advertising columns, that Geo. G. Webster, Esq., who has been absent to the Atlantic States for some time past, has re-establish ed himself in Georgetown. Mr. Webster is a young man of unblemished integrity, and of no ordinary talent, and bids fair to short ly outrival much older heads in the profes sion. We commend him to our litigant rea ders and others wishing business done in his line, as being faithful, honest, and ca pable, in every respect. Georgetown. We detest everything in the shape of con tinual indiscriminate newspaper “blowing” respecting the different inexhaustible resour ces of this or that particular locality, and think it in a large majority of instances, detrimental to the welfare of a place. Oc casionally, however, a plain, straightfor ward, truthful, statement in regard to the different productions of any section of coun try, we deem as being decidedly beneficial to the community in which a newspaper may be published, and also to those at a distance who wish to establish themselves in a good locality. M hen we assert that Georgetown, in point of location, stability and steady increase in improvements of different kinds, is not sur passed in California, we say nothing but what is so. Within the past six months it has increased largely in size and population, and is steadily advancing. There is not another place in El Dorado conntv, con taining the same number of inhabitants that will even admit of a comparison, and all we lack to make this place second to none in the county is the manifestation of a little more energy and public spirit on the part of our citizens. Our model town is beautifully located high up on the dividing ridge between the waters of the South aud Middle Forks of the American, at an altitude of 2,484 above the sea, with a population numbering near ly 1,200, and commanding the entire trade for many miles east, north and west. We are surrounded by a vast extent of coun try not only teeming with the precious met al. but well adapted to lumbering and agri culture, in all its various branches. The mines in this vicinity, north and west of us, are but just fairly opened, inclu ding only that kind of diggings known as placer and hill—quartz mining not being carried on at all. The diggings north aud east of this place, have only heretofore been developed in the rivers, canons and gulches, where, comparatively, easily worked. There are in this latter named section, a large number of cement hills, none of which have yet been fairly prospected. Some few tunnels have been driven in, but were too high. In every instance however, gold has been found. ’There is not a cement hill in the immediate vicinity of Georgetown, but what has proven to be highly auriferous, and we doubt not all other similarly com posed hills will be found to be the same when thoroughly prospected. We are therefore confident that a large portion of the cement hills intervening between this place and Yolcanoville—comprising the scope above referred to—will, at no far distant day, yield for years to come, an enormous amount of gold. We venture the assertion, that since the ' discovery of gold in California, the mines in the neighborhood of Georgetown, have pro-, duced more gold in proportion to the num ber of persons having been engaged at min ing, than any other locality in the country. And furthermore, Mameluke Hill has prov en to be richest of any hill of alike extent, that has yet been discovered in California. In point of agriculture our mountain lands, where farming is managed judicious ly, produces abundantly nearly all kinds of cereal grains, vegetables and fruit. Stalks of Indian corn, have been known to grow here to the height of sixteen feet, and also, i stalks of oats six and a half feet in height; i the latter with heads two feet in length and containing nearly four hundred grains. It ; is a conceded fact that peach and apple trees are more prolific in the mountains than the valleys. Our lumbering interests too, are and will continue to be of incalculable wealth to this particular locality. Our facilities for obtain ing a superior quality of lumber are perhaps unequalled by that of any other section in the county. Water and other motive pow er is easily obtained, and our mountains thickly studded with luxuriant growths of the finest sugar and other pines peculiar to this country. The different saw mills al ready erected adjacent to this place, are weekly turning out near 150,000 feet of lumber, all of which is of the first quality. The large number of improvements going on in this and surrounding towns, together with the steadily increasing amount used for fluraing and other mining purposes, fur uishes a ready cash market for the same. Know Nothingism—a hybrid off-shoot of Whiggcry, Abolitionism, and a host of oth |er isms —is, by a coalition of all these de feated parties and factions, in the ascendant, having a certain impetus and an unsafe mo mentum, like a huge grindstone, the velocity of which is increased to such a degree that the centrifugal force causes its integral par ! tides to fly off in all directions, —this ‘un ! holy alliance’ of incongruous materials, the attraction of cohesion being destroyed, must fall to pieces. [S. F. Sun. The brain of the man in the Sun must have acquired an ‘unsafe momentum’ when he penned that article, causing the inky I "particles to fly off in all directions,’ and | bespatter the page with—nonsense. teS'-Messrs. James Authony & Co., pub lishers, have our thanks for a copy of 2 he Pictorial Lnton. It is gotten up in the good taste for which the establishment is noted. Serious Rencontre. Quite a serious rencontre took place at Spanish Flat on Friday last, between L. F. Parker, proprietor of the “Parker House” at that place, and one Dave Rice, a miner, in which the former was rather severely cut by a knife in the hands of the latter. It appears the difficulty grew out of a busi ness transaction between the parties, in the settlement of which, Rice called Parker a liar, and upon the resentment of the same by Mr. P., Mr. R. drew a knife and made two violent thrusts at the former, the first of which took effect in Mr. P.’s right arm above the elbow, breaking the same, and also the point of the knife. The last pass made took effect in his right side, between the fourth and fifth ribs, and is considered by the attending physician to be a danger ous wound. Had not the point of the knife been broken by the first stroke, the second and last attempt would have undoubtedly taken the life of Mr. Parker on the spot. Shortly after the affray took place, Rice was examined before Justice Jabine of Spanish Flat, and in default of bail in the sum of $5,000 was committed to jail at Coloma, to await the sitting of the Grand Jury at that place, in January next. Since the above was put in type, we learn Mr. Parker is considered out of danger and is in a fair way for speedy recovery. P. & R. C. C. Co. vs. McConnell and Others.— ln July last, the Pilot and Rock Creek Canal Co., filed a complaint against McConnell and others for violently and ma liciously cutting away a dam across Tra verse Creek, belonging to said ditch compa ny. On Monday last the case w r as decided at Coloma, before the Honorable Court of Sessions, in favor of the P. k R. C. C. Co. and judgment rendered against McConnell and others for the sura of one dollar and costs. On the examination, it appeared that the defendants had a priorty of right to the nat ural water running in the bed of Traverse Creek previous to the time said ditch com pany constructed their dam thereon, but in stead of first civilly demanding the w T ater of the ditch company, defendants used vio lence in obtaining the same, and consequent ly were amenable to the laws. It was the opinion of the Court, however, that had de fendants first civilly demanded the water from the ditch company and been refused, they (defendants) would have been perfect ly justifiable in cutting away the dam. Protracted Meeting. —We understand a protracted meeting has been in progress for the past four weeks, among the mem bers of the M. E. Church, at Union City, some two miles below Coloma, and that many persons have been converted to that faith. Also, the same church is at present car rying on a similar meeting at Granite Hill, near Coloma, and that a very large num ber have joined the church, and the cry is, “still they come.” Dancing School.— Mr. C. S. Barney will give his first lessons in dancing, on Fri- 1 day evening next, at the Nevada Hall. A general invitation is given to all who have not yet assented to attend the school, to be present on to-morrow evening, when thev will be enabled to do so. A carriage will call at the residences of ladies who may feel disposed to attend. &3l“ What has become of all the trav elling theatricals? It is a singular and no less remarkable fact, that Georgetown has not been visited by a Dramatic Company since the latter part of August. We will insure a good, passable troupe a large turn out of our theatre-going community, for two or three successive evenings, in the event of a visit to this place. Mr. \\ . S. (. an an, a member of the Flying Cloud Tunnel Co., Jones’ Hill, pre sented us on Saturday last, with three small fragments of cement, taken from the above tunnel, all of which are densely studded with fine particles of native gold. Persons wish ing to take a peep at the same, can do so by calling at this office. Mr. J. A. Cunningham, of Literary Depot notoriety, with his usual commenda ble liberality, furnished us on Sunday even ing last, with a large bundle of interesting reading matter, consisting of Harper's and M averly Magazines, N. Y. Tribune, N. Y. Herald, Ballou’s Pictorial, Boston Journal, Flag of our Union, &c., for which we feel ourselves under many obligations. New Quart* Mill.— We are informed that Shearer, of San Francisco, has commenced the erection of a Quartz Mill of huge dimensions, at Yolcanoville, on the north end of the vein now worked by Messrs. Nougues & Baker. Steam Saw Mill.— Messrs. Atkinson & Ballard’s steam saw mill at the upper end of town, still continues from day to day, to puff away, sawing, as we are informed, 36,- 000 feet of lumber per week. There are numerous other mills in this vicinity .turning out lumber at the same ratio. Mining Items. Mameluke Hill.— Sixty-four ounces of gold was extracted from Klipstine & Reis er’s claims, Mameluke Hill, on Thursday and Friday of last week. We learn from a reliable source that the above named gen tlemen have realized in clear money from ; these famous and almost inexhaustible ! claims, since the spring of 1852, at which I time they were opened, between SIOO,OOO ; and $200,000. Mr. Klipstine informs us I that they have untouched ground enough yet left to keep six or eight men at work for years to come. It is reported that the Porcupine Tunnel Co., operating on same hill, paid an exceed ingly large dividend last week. We could not ascertain how much, but understood from a member of the company that it was large. We are credibly informed the Flying Cloud Tunnel Co., Jones’ Hill, washed out on the afternoon of Friday last, 35 ounces of gold. We understand rich new diggings were lately struck at Peru, which pay those en gaged in working the same, $8 and $lO to the hand per day, clear of expenses. Miners on Irish Creek are averaging $5 and $6 per day to the man. The Rough & Ready Company, Canon Creek, consisting of six men, took out last week, 22 ounces of gold; being upwards of $lO per day to the hand. Miners working on El Dorado Slide, Mid dle Fork of the American, are making $6 and $8 per day each. There are some sixty persons engaged at mining on Dry Creek, immediately south of this place. We understand they are sev erally averaging from $3 to $7 per day. Empire Canon is paying from $4 to $6 per day to the man. For the Georgetown News. Coloma, Dec. 18th, 1855. Messrs. Editors.— ln your last week's issue there appeared a correspondence over the signature of‘Reader,’ erroneously rep resenting Mr. Weimer of Coloma as the man who first discovered gold in California! Allow me to inform you, gentlemen, and through you the public, upon the direct au- ; thority of both Mr. Weimer and Mr. Wil liam Scott, who were co-laborers with Mr. Marshall on Sutter’s mill, at the time; that Mr. Marshall picked up the first specimen in the tail-race of the mill—did not know what it was—handed it to Weimer—that it was closely examined by him and Mr. 1 Scott, but that they did not determine at that time on the quality of the mineral.— Mr. Weimer took the specimen home with him and gave it to his wife, who, as she was engaged in boiling soap at the time, threw the specimen in the soap kettle, where it remained twenty-four hours. The manner in which the mineral stood the test, con vinced them of its valuable properties, whereupon Mr. Marshall was prevailed up on to mount a mule and start for Sutter's Fort, to make the final test. The world knows the result, Marshall found the first gold, and Weimer and Scott were his asso ciates. Yours, Veritas. El Dorado Store, No. I.—There may be found at the store of M. M. Frankenthal two doors above the Nevada House, an in exhaustible supply of all kinds of Goods adapted to this market, and those only of the latest styles and best qualities. Frank enthal is a straightforward, accommodating merchant, and a perfect gentleman, and will be pleased at all times to furnish this ' community with anything in his line of bu siness Just drop in and examine his stock and satisfy yourselves. Wanted —The services of a man to hold an umbrella over the Truck and apparatus of Mountaineer Hook & Ladder Co. As the season is getting somewhat inclement, it is feared that a continued exposure to the weather might prove injurious to the articles mentioned; and in the absence of any shelter for the ‘masheen,’ some system of protection is deemed necessary. For further particulars inquire of the Foreman, or of the Marshal of the incorporation. Stabbed.— We arc informed that a stab bing affray occurred in a butcher shop at Yankee Jims, Placer county, on Saturday last, in which one of the combatants was very badly cut, and it was feared at the time, the incision would prove fatal. The cause of the difficulty w r as an old grudge. We could not learn from our informant the names of the parties. Acknowledgments.— We are indebted to Wells, Fargo & Co., for numerous Cali fornia exchanges furnished us during the week just past. We are also indebted to Messrs. Graham A Spear, agents of the Pacific Express Co., for like favors. the Court of Sessions of this county, Dec. Term, Henry Willetts, tried upon charge of ‘assault with intent to com mit a rape,’ was found guilty of‘an assault,’ fined S5OO and costs of suit, and imprisoned in the county jail for three months. News Items. Gold Hill in this county has had its name changed to Granite Hill. The Yreka paper says that Siskiyou co. is capable of raising sufficient wheat for home consumption, and advocates the erec tion of a steam flouring mill at that point. Two Columbia river pilots, named Tom McConnell and James Blair, were drowned in a blow while attempting to make for shore in a small boat. According to the Times and Transcript, the total number of murder and manslaugh ter cases which have transpired in Califor nia during eleven months, commencing on the Ist of January. 1855, is 535. On the other hand, the total number of criminals who have been punished with death in the the same time, is but 56, and of these seven only were executed by the duly constituted legal authorities; the balance, 47, were hung by mobs in some instances without trial or hearing of any kind. The Sacramento Union says there arrived at that port, from the Ist January 1855 to the Ist December inst., 540 sail vessels, 14 barges and 157 steamers, with an aggregate registered tonnage of 327,060 tons. The survey of the Sutter Grant by Capt. You Schmidt, under the direction of the Surveyor General of the United States, is nearly completed. Sacramento City is now lighted with gas. It appears by an article in the Humboldt Times, that the Klamath Indian Reserva tion is in a flourishing condition. The total value of real and personal pro perty in San Francisco is $32,841,027, and the taxes assessed thereon amount to $687,- 363. A man named Capt. Lawrence Valen tine, formerly from New London, Ct., was killed on the 12th inst., near Fobestowu, by a log falling on him. The people of Yreka have built a church edifice at a cost of nearly SB,OOO. Mr. Haight, one of the firm of Page, Ba con & Co., makes a flattering statement with regard to the prospective settlement of the affairs of that company. The S. F. News says that the last num ber of the Pioneer Magazine has been is sued, unless arrangements can be made to have it appear under new auspices. The Sonora Democrat says that two ex plosions took place on 'fable Mountain on Wednesday last, in raining claims. A Mr. Taney, of the Table Mountain Co., was badly burned. We learn from the Placerville Democrat, that a Pioneer Association has been organ ized in that place, and a committee appoiu to procure rooms for the Association, and to make arrangements for regular meetings. Wm. Meredith died of exposure near Low er Springs, Shasta county, a few days ago. Ex-Senator Gwin was to leave N. York for California Dec. sth. The Mexican hero. Alvarez, at last ac counts, still retained the Presidency, and had fixed his residence at Tilapan. William White, a native of Breslau, Germany, was killed on the 13th inst., near Rattlesnake Bar, Placer county, by the fall ing of a bank of earth upon him. Last Friday morning, says the Volcano Ledger, Mr. Jacob Wilde left the Indian Diggings for the purpose of hunting. He lost his way, and died from the effects of the weather. It is reported that the publication of the Times and Transcript has ceased, and that it is to be merged in the Alta California. Another destructive fire occurred in Weaverville, Trinity county, on the night of the 15th inst. Many persons escaped from the flames by jumping from the second story windows, and barely escaped with their lives. From the Alta we learn that the Grand Jury found an indictment against Cora on the 15th inst., in the Court of Sessions, and the case was immediately transferred to the Fourth District Court. The trial was ad journed to the 18th inst, The Grand Jury of Tuolumne county have indicted for murder William Canfield, Charles Lambert, and Terry. For accessories—James W. Coffroth, O. P. Rodgers, B. C. Northup, J. Heckeudorn, and Fletcher. These are some of the parties engaged in the hanging of Barclay. IheN.Y. Journal of Commerce says that our government has taken steps to stop the reinforcements which General Walker expects from California, and that they have instructed General Persifer Smith to exert his whole force for the restraint of the Tex an invasion of Mexican territory. Two men were badly hurt in the Know Nothing tunnel, at Monte Crizto, on Tues day last, by the premature discharge of a blast—one named McGrath, the other w T e have not learned. The drill was driven through McGrath’s hand, tearing it badly. They were both very seriously burned by the explosion. A man fell from the mast of the steamer Senator, on the 16th inst., and wai instantly killed. lhe S 'W» »»y the Sonora. The Sonora arrived on the morning 0 f the 15th, bringing, 776 passengers, a ] ar c-e proportion of whom are women and c bil clren. There is nothing of importance from the Crimea, Gen. Simpson is recalled, aD( j Gen. Codrington appointed as his successor Both armies are making preparations fo r winter cantonments, and it is probable that no operation of importance will be attenw ed by either during the coming season. ' There are rumors of pending Depreciations for peace, but nothing definite has trat s pired. The Prussian and United States gover ments have entered into an agreement r& specting the registry of letters forwarded by the Prussian closed mail. Major Hammond, late Collector of g sn Francisco, is reported to be a defaulter to a large amount. The official returns of the election in New York, give the Know Nothings lo 490 plurality over the Scwardites. 'pj, e Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer Attorney General and State Engineer, are Know Nothings. Neither party has a ma jority in either branch of the Legislature The latest returns of the vote tor Gover nor of Wisconsin, leave the Democratic can didate 2,300 ahead. According to the Minnesota Democrat the Legislature of that Territory will stand as follows: Council—s Democrats to 5 Ke publicaus. House—22 Democrats, 11 Re publicans, 2 Know Nothings. In Louisiana, the entire Democratic tick et for State officers is elected, and three Democrats and one Know Nothing to Con gress. In Mississippi the Democrats have elect ed a Governor and a large majority of the Legislature, and securing the election ofU. S. Senator. The result in Maryland is not so one-sided as was supposed. The Know Nothings have four of the six members of Congress The Democratic State Convention ma at Concord and nominated the Hon. J. g. Wells for Governor. In the resolutions adopted squatter sovereignty was fully en dorsed. President Pierce was recommend ed for re-election. A terrible accident had occurred on the Harlem Railroad, occasioned by the cars being blown off the track in a heavy gale of wind. Gen. Scott has refused to accept the amount of back pay decided to be due him by President Pierce, He considers it too small. The Legislature of Missouri have agreed to go into an election for its Senator on the 26th of December. Several persons lost their lives by & re cent conflagration at Alexandria. California sevens, 1870, sold in N. York on the,l9th November, for 64' 4 . TheiNew York Herald announces the formation of a gigantic telegraph company, with ample capital, whose intention is to purchase or lease all the old lines, or to build new ones from New Y'ork to all the principal cities of the country. They have already leased the direct lines from New York to Halifax. The Supreme Court of the State of Indi ana has decided the Prohibitory Liquor Law of that State unconstitutional. r I he reports that the fever had returned to Norfolk and Portsmouth arc entirely without foundation. The outrages by political ruffians have been continued since our last, says the New Orleans Delta of the 20th ult., and several citizens, guilty of nothing but expressing their opinions, have been knocked down. Gen. Gadsden, U. S. Minister to Mexico, had been extremely ill, and at last accounts was unable to attend to public business. Gen. Almonte has been superseded as Minister to the United States from Mexico by Don Fernando Mangino, formerly Con sul General at Hamburg, and Secretary of Legation at various European ports. One of the acts of Alvarez that had given unqualified satisfaction, was the cashiering of Gen. Woll, who is stigmatized as the ‘Haynau of Mexico.’ Lola Montez had had a difficulty with tb« newspapers at Melbourne, Australia, about the spider dance. Forgetful.— The “Ethiopian Minstrels; arrant humbugs—in their haste to leave this place, forgot to pay us for bills we printed for them. As they have gone south, we hope the papers in that part of the State will copy this puff for their benefit. [Mountain Democrat. Query? Did the above troupe ever trav el as the “Lone Star Minstrels?” If so. wc have experience tending to show that for getfulness is a chronic disease with them [State Journal. No! They are a different troupe,are composed, as near as we can ascertain, of untrusty bar-keepers and old broken down blacklegs. They appeared in this place un der the cognomen of “ Sacramento Min strels.” and treated us no less uncourtcous'l than they did our neighbor the Mountain Democrat. P. Felsenthal, merchant of to* 3 place, is offering his entire stock ol good* at greatly reduced prices. See advertlw meut in another column.