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GEORGETOWN 1
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1856,
Mr. Octavicn lioo-s is our authorized agent
for the Georgetown News at San Francisco.
He may be found at 97 Merchant street.
AMERICAN NOMINA TIONS.
For President,
MILLARD FILLMORE,
OF NEW TOKK.
For Vice President,
ANDREW J. DONELSON,
OF TENNESSEE.
Take Notice.
All persons indebted to this office for
subscription, job work, or advertising, are
requested to pay the same immediately.—
Moreover, if any accounts remain unpaid
until the fL’st of June next, we shall most
positively adopt measures to secure the col
lection of the same. Take wafhtng then and
be governed accordingly.
Subscribers who advanced money on the
present volume of the Xcics, can have a due
proportion of it refunded by calling at this
office.
To our Patrons.
With this issue ceases the existence of
the Georgetown News. It is with unfeign
ed feelings of profound regret we make this
announcement, but the “ pressure of the
times” and the very meagre patronage ex
tended to us by this community necessarily
constrain us so to do. It is useless to enter
into a long detail of incidents connected
with our lot, therefore, we shall briefly state
that since our connection with the News
we have diligently endeavored to furnish
you with a paper both interesting and in
structive, and any remissness on our part to
do so has been occasioned by inexperience
and not from wanton negligence; how far
wc have succeeded we leave you to judge.
The disadvantages under which we have
labored have been harassing in the extreme,
inasmuch as we have been compelled to of
ficiate at one and the same time in the vari
ous capacities of editor, jour, and devil, in
order that we might ‘‘make ends meet,” but
in this we have failed, and the only alterna
tive left us is to seek other quarters.
Our failure to make the News pay may*
to a certain extent, be attributable to the
fact that we have never importuned any
one to aid as, either privately or through
our columns. All the patronage we have
received has been voluntarily bestowed on
us, and not from any truckling subserviency
manifested towards any man or clique.—
Had we pursued the begging course com
mon among country newspapers generally,
no doubt we would have been in better
circumstances to-day, and enabled longer to
continue our publication, but our disposition
being of an independent kind, we entertain
an utter detestation for such modes of ob
taining public favor, and we could not do
so without transcending what we conceive
to be the bounds of propriety. We regard
such a course as being beneath the calling
of a public journal, and, with the good of
community at heart, editors and publishers
should take a more exalted stand. Alas,
bow few do.
We maintain that a well conducted news
paper—no matter what political creed it
may adhere to—is locally bencfical to a
place in which it may be published, and
that it is under no obligations to its pat
rons further than is the merchant or trades
man, or any other business man who is de
pendent upon the public for support, and
furthermore, that it is the duty of all busi
ness men to patronize it liberally, and that
too without being importuned, or looking
upon it as a charity offering for which they
do not get “ valued received.” That its
very existence adds a tone of vitality to a
place, no sane man can or will deny.—
In view of the foregoing facts we have stood
aloof, hoping that those whose real inter
ests it is to support a paper in Georgetown,
would do so, but they have deemed it inad
visable. With us, forbearance has ceased
to be a virtue, and so far as we are con
cerned, no community can reap the bene
fits of our labor for nothing.
In conclusion we would thank those of our
cotemporaries who have manifested towards
us a friendly disposition and passed by un
noticed our many faults. For those who
have favored us with their patronage, wc
shall ever cherish a fond recollection, and
we only regret we are unable to reward
them in some more substantial manner than
that of merely returning thanks through
our columns.
To Equestrians. —Our friends, Messrs.
Jcrrett & Fuller, Main street, opposite Ea
gle Saloon, have recently visited the valleys
and made additions to their stock of saddle
horses. Those who have tried them say
fbr ease and speed they surpass anything ol
the kind to be obtained in Georgetown. —
Reader, if you wish to take a horse-back or
buggy ride, we would by all means advise
you to call at the above establishment.
Tile Assassination of Ja«. King of Win.
Never since the organization of tms
State Las any event occurred which created
so wide-spread a sensation, so deep-rooted
a feeling of horror in the minds of the peo
ple, as the late assassination of Janies King
of AVm. by Jas. P. Casey. The pulses of
the people quickened and their hearts beat
painfully on the announcement. The event
which called forth this universal feeling
was no ordinary one. True, it has been
preceded by others of like nature, but in
cold-blooded atrocity it has no parallel even
in San Francisco,
Whatever may have been the views en
tertained of the course pursued by Mr.
King in his paper, the conviction is general
that he was prompted by honorable motives
and by a desire to cleanse society of the
moral leprosy by which it was afflicted; and
to be thus deliberately shot down by a con
victed felon, in broad day, in a crowded
street of the metropolis, for merely reitera
ting a well authenticated fact, has created
a sympathy for the victim and a feeling of
indignation toward the assassin, which
thrills through every nerve of the masses
ere there reasonable grounds of hope
that crime of any degree would meet de
oorrP»l nnnielimonf «f
Express tor the following returns. In many
cases they may be incorrect, as they are on
ly reported majorities:—
PRECINCTS. COLOMA.
Placerville, 2000
Coloraa, 660
Georgetown, 4.39
Greenwood, 320
Johntown, 300
Bottle Hill, 63
Yolcanoville, 117
Mount Gregory, 80
Big Bar, 32
Volcano Bar, 35
Grey Eagle. 23
Diamond Springs, 58
Mud Springs, 23
Stocktonville, 15
Kelsey, 125
Spanish Flat, 63
American Flat, 20
Aurum City, 20
King’s Store, 5
Saratoga, 31
Logtown. 15
Burke’s Flat, 41
Lockville, 107
Deer Creek. 37
Smith’s Ranch, 41
Murderer's Bar, 57
Vaughn’s Store, 71
Spanish Camp, 10
Frenchtown, 6
Pleasant Valley 38
Jones’ Hill, 53
Newtown, 125
Sand’s Bridge, 48
Coon Hollow, 98
Big Bar, Cosumnes, 22
Grizzly Flat, 194
Henry’s Diggings, 95
Indian Diggings, 300
Fair Play, 68
Cedarville, 46
Chivalry Hill, 27
Cold Springs, 37
Gold Hill, 71
Middletown, 38
Johnson’s Ranch, 57
Chili Bar, 2
Sportsman’s Hall, 39
White Rock, 23
Reservoir, 127
Weavervillc, 101
Lniontown, 275
Michigan Bar, 152
Red Hill, T 2
Mognolia Ranch, 64
Oak Valley, 284
Total majorities, 3987 3283
For Coloma, 3283
Maj. for Placerville, 704
There are other precincts to hear from,
nearly all of which will probably return ma
jorities for Coloma. The contest is close,
and nothing positive can be arrived at un
til officially Canvassed by the Board of Su
pervisors. We fear there has been much
illegal voting at Placerville and vicinity.
The returns as reported, show a vote at
Placerville, including the upper town, of
2410 votes, while only 1222 was poll d last
Fall. The precincts in the vicinity of Pla
cerville polled their usual vote, and in some
instances a larger vote than common. We
hope for the credit of the county there has
been no illegal voting.
Tlie State Connell.
From the State Tribune we learn tkat
the American State Council that commen
ced its session in that city on the 13th inst.
effected many radical changes in the Con
stitution and Ritual of the Order in Cali
fornia. All the proceedings have been pub
lished except the modifications, and as soon
as printed, a copy of the new work will be
transmitted to the various County Councils
throughout the State, so that all members
of the party will have an opportunity of
becoming familiar with them. The time
for holding the State Council to nominate
candidates is fixed for the first Tuesday in
September, which will be some two months
prior to the election.
All the obligations of secresy so far as
relate to the County and Subordinate Coun
cils are abolished, but each Council is to be
the judge of the expediency of acting open
ly, and if the members so desire, the Coun
cil can sit with open doors except so far as
initiating members is concerned, which must
be done in private. The first and second
degrees of the ritual are abolished, and the
present “Third” is the only one retained,
winch is a change we believe that has been
sired by most members of the party for
.iany mouths, and we think it will give
very general satisfaction. All principles of
the party are to be openly and publicly ad
vocated, as have been before, and no oaths
or obligations are required of members as
to the future proceedings of the organiza
tion, but to insure success in the State at
elections, the Councils in each town and
hamlet must be kept up strictly, as in that
greatly depends the prosperity and future
triumphs of the American party. At the
first organization of the American party
throughout the Union, so great and fearful
was the strength of foreign born citizens of
the lower order, and so strong were they in
I influence while banded with a portion of
what was called the Democratic party, that
to accomplish aught of good it was found
essential to conduct the proceedings in a
manner that could not be taken advantrge
of by foreign opponents, hence the extreme
privacy of the Councils; but as the order
| strengthened and progressed—when it was
found that Ameiicans, as such, were pow
erful enough to protect themselves and en
force the cardinal features of the party, that
none but “Americans shall rule America,”
it became apparent to all that it was not
only safe, but expedient, to remove many of
the mysterious forms and guards that were
at first thrown around the proceedings, and
the late Council have acted in accordance
with the desires of a large majority of the
party in so abolishing them.
E. 0, Y.—A Sanhedrim of the Ancient
and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus
was organized at Spanish Flat on Thurs
day night last. A number of Knights from
Placerville and Georgetown were present
and assisted at the organization. The fol
lowing officers were elected and installed:—
James Thompson, X. G. H.; H. C. Carson,
R. P.; D. Buckley, C. P,; T. M. Wickliff,
C. V.; H. Jacoby, G. S.; B Blackinship,
G. T.; J. G. Perin, G. R. M.; J. Loewi, R.
T.; Wm. Brown, D. E. F.
Wind and Rain.'— On Monday last we
were visited by a heavy gale of wind ac
companied by rain, which poured down at
a furious rate for about an hour, penetra
ting roofs and blowing down awnings, can
vas signs, &c. The rain continued at inter
vals until last night. Its effects will prove
highly beneficial to the mining and agri
cultural interests.
Town Meeting. —The citizens of this
town met at the Town Hall on Tuesday
evening last and appointed a committee of
three with instructions to notify the owner
of a certain house—reported to be of bad
repute—that in its erection he encroached
upon the Town Hall property, and that he
must remove the same immediately.
We are under obligations to Jake,
proprietor of the Georgetown and Coloma
stage, for favors rendered us recently.—
This stage line, is a great accommodation
to the people of Georgetown, as it keeps
them in daily communication with the
County Seat, and should be encouraged by
those having business there.
Theatrical.—D. V. Gates, Mr. & Mrs.
Conner, and Miss Hudson will give a the
atrical entertainment in this place on Fri
day evening next, as we learn from bills
posted in various parts of town.
Fourth of July Ball, —-We are re
quested to announce that a grand Ball will
be given at Nevada Hall, Georgetown, on
the evening of the Fourth of July next.
JSSf* Mrs. Faruhara will visit this place
some time during next week. She will de
liver a course of lectures.
Mr. J. A. Cunningham, of the Literary
Depot, and Mr. Francis Garesche, of Cun
ningham & Co.’s Express, will please ac
cept our thanks for favors rendered this of
fice during the past week.
Death of James King of William.—Ca
sey and Cora Sentenced to be Haug.
We learn by a telegraphic despatch re
ceived here Tuesday evening from San
Francisco, th,\t James King of William
died that day between one and two o'clock
P, M., and that Casey and Cora had been
tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hung
yesterday. Great excitement prevailed
throughout the city. Vigilance Commit
tee still in session.
Mining Intelligence.
Big Licks.— The old Wisconsin Tunnel,
Mameluke Hill, which has been successful
ly worked for the past three years, is paying
enormously. We learn from Mr. Fleming,
a shareholder, that the company, six in
number, received a dividend of 41 ounces
to the share last week. Monday and Tues
day, (this week,) 111 ounces had already
been taken out, and the prospect ahead is
promising for realizing better pay than ev
er before. On Tuesday evening just before
quitting work, 52 ounces was obtained from
a single pan of earth; at sl7 40 per ounce,
this amounts to the round sum of $904 80.
We are informed by a gentleman direct
from Last Chance, that miners there are av
eraging from $6 to sl6 per day. The uni
versal good luck which has attended those
who have heretofore operated in those dig
gings is inducing large numbers of miners
to take up their abode there this spring for
the purpose of embarking in this branch of
industry on an extensive scale during the
coming summer. The gold taken from that
section is of a superior quality and sells
for $lB per ounce.
Our informant also states that he came
by the way of Devil’s Basin, Hell’s De
light and Dead wood, (what names,) and
that miners at all of those places are doing
remarkably well; some claims paying S2O
and SSO per day to the man.
One day last week two men drifted out
of the Washington claims, Georgia Slide,
40 ounces of pure gold.
Mount Gregory. —We learn that this
flourishing mining camp, ten miles north of
Georgetown, is improving steadily in the
way of new buildings and stores. Messrs.
Richardson & Co., have for some time past
been engaged in constructing a steam mill,
completed it last week and are now enga
ged sawing lumber at a rapid rate. Messrs.
Bell & St. Clair have a tannery in opera
tion near the above place, at which hides
from Georgetown, Greenwood Valley, Span
ish Flat and Volcanoville, are converted
into leather, of which article they have
as yet manufactured but little, but will in a
short time be enabled to do so on an exten
sive scale, as they have a large quantity of
hides ready for graining. Their yard con
tains eighteen vats.
Watch Them.— We would advise our
mining friends who have unworked ground
sluiced off to keep a sharp look out for
“hombres” who are in the habit of visting
such claims by moonlight and panning out.
We learn from Mr. M. F. Guthrie that a
few evenings since his claim on Oregon can
on was thus visited, and what he supposed
to be the richest part of it had been over
hauled and panned out. Watch them, and
if you should chance to catch them, string
them up and apply the lash freely, and our
word for it they will “vamose.”
County Seat—Not Decided Yet.—
We can learn nothing definite in relation to
the vote for County Seat. Those favorable
to Placerville claim a majority, while the
friends of Ooloma assert to the contrary.—
However, it is conceded by all that both
places are engaged at a game of “ freeze
out” for it. When last heard from it was
“nip and tuck” between them, but “tuck”
was a peg or two ahead.
The County Seat Election, Satur
day last, passed off quietly in Georgetown.
Only one “knock down.”
Fillmore and Donelson. —We met an
old-line, out-and-out, Andy Johnson, blind
folded Democrat this morning, with tears in
his eyes. We had been in the country, and
had not heard of the nominations of the
Philadelphia Convention. We inquired
with all the delicacy we could muster, what
was the cause of the old raan-s sorrows.—
His only answer was, while tears choked his
utterance, “d n you Know Nothings,
you’ve done it at last.” “Done what?” we
asked. “Nominated men to whom the
South cannot object; whose history is plat
form enough.”
The old fellow tumbled into his rockaway
and drove bellowing down the street. We
heard him mutter as he went: “Fillmore
and Donelson, d—n the Know Nothings!”
Brutal Ingratitude,— Scared individu
al dodging infuriated bull behind a tree
“You ungrateful beast you wouldn't toss
a consistent vegetarian, who never ate beef
in his life, would you? Is that the return
you make?”
Why is the life of an editor like the Book
of Revelations? Because it is full of ’types
and shadows, and a voice, like the sound of
many waters is ever saying to him—write.’
‘Mr. , I owe you a grudge, remem
ber that!’ ‘I shall not be frightened then,
for I never knew you to pay anything that
you owed.’
Address to tlie American People.
Fellow-Americaxs: —To each and all,
the Stats Council sends greeting, and takes
this opportunity to congratulate you on the
present high and proud position of the Na
tional American party.
Purged of all sectional isms, recognizing
the natural mutual rights of every portion
of our glorious Confederacy, each a material
component part of a perfect whole, the
American party has in its recent National
Convention at Philadelphia selected as the
exponents of its belief, and as its standard
bearers in the coming campaign, that firm
and tried patriot, Millard Fillmore, and
that true and ardent lover of his country,
Andrew Jackson Donelsou.
These gentlemen have been presented for
the suffrages of the American people, in the
confident expectation that their virtues and
principles, known and tested, will secure
for them the support of an intelligent con
stituency.
Some factious opposition, fomented by
discontented spirits threatened at one time
to mar the harmony and unity of our party
in the Atlantic States; but each successive
steamer brings to our shores the glad ti
dings of peace and concord. The guidance
and control of some of the State Councils
was attempted to be seized by traitors to
our cause; but by the firm and decisive ac
tion of the President of our Order, those
bad men have been thwarted in their unho
ly purposes; and now from one extremity of
the Union to the other—from rock bound
North to sunny South—from hardy East
to sturdy West—the watch-fires are blazing
brightly in the camps of true National
Americans.
With everything to hope for the future,
and nothing to regret for the past, we have
a right to confidently predict that our im
pregnable position, founded on principles of
truth ana love of Union, must speedily be
come the only rallying point of all true
hearted patriots. At the present juncture
it becomes us to hold ourselves intact and
undefiled from the filth and scum of party
cabal. The Republican party presents is
sues purely and entirely sectional—repul
sive in actuality and frightful in contempla
tion. The Democratic party, loaded down
with the sins of omission and commission,
pertaining to the present Federal Adminis
tration, torn by internal discord, and racked
by personal dissensions, offers no induce
ments calculated to obtain the trust of
power, from an intelligent people. It has
been weighed in the balance and found
wanting.
The National American party alone
stands upon a purely republican basis.—
They assume the broad position that native
born Americans arc the only fit, proper, and
competent persons to control and guide the
destinies of this great and powerful Repub
lic. While they cheerfully admit to the
blessing and protection of our government
all worthy persons who may desire to claim
the same, they insist in the right and justice
of the proposition that Americans shall rule
America. This principle of nationality
finds a hearty response in every patriotic
bosom. The love and knowledge of the re
publican institutions are the growth of a
lifetime. They may not be gathered from
books and study only, however assiduously
pursued. They grow with the heart ami
mind, aided and fostered by every surround
ing circumstance of physical and mental
life. They live: we feel them—we know
their possession, but we cannot fix the hour
or day of their acquisition, or the mental
process by which they were apprehended.—
Our institutions breathe the spirit of repub
licanism. The lives and writings of our
ancestors illustrate its principles. We in
herit as the sons of the soil the experience
of nearly four score years of successful ex
periment in the practicability of republi
canism; and we cannot resign our heirship
to any control tinctured by any possibility
of foreign influence.
While we believe in this the great prin
ciple which should now arouse and inspire
the American people as the safeguard of its
republicanism and nationality, we are not
neglectful of other important questions.—
The American party oflfers the only hope of
a successful accomplishment of a wise system
of internal improvements. The position of
the Democratic party is now so well known
upon this point, that it is almost superflu
ous to refer to it. Heretofore the people
of California particularly, were most egre
giously deceived and misled upon this sub
ject. During the last Presidential cam
paign, they were induced to believe that
the Democratic party would foster a judi
cious general system of internal improve
ments, and particularly devote itself to the
great question of the Atlantic and Pacific
Railroad, as conducive to the general wel
fare of the Union, and vitally important to
California.
Rut in Congress, the Atlantic and Pacific
Railroad bill, was postponed, is postponed,
and will be postponed; and, although, from
time to time, some spasmodic movement is
made in the matter, it is merely to deceive
a trusting people, and the trick ias grown
too stale to effect even that unrighteous
purpose. If, by any possibility, the bill
should pass, the President has, by Ins well
known sentiments on the subject, expressed
by his past actions, and indicated in his va
rious messages in which the subject is
touched, given undeniable proof that the
measure, as proposed, would fail to meet the
Executive sanction. The Democratic par
ty are toying with the question as a popu
lar bait for votes. Let the people, and the
people of California more especially, think
seriously before they seal their own ruin bv
the continued gift of power to this partv.
The undoubted right of the people of the
States and Territories to regulate their own
domestic institutions, and the unconstitu
tionality of the interference of Congress with
the qestiou of slavery in the States and
Territories, has been recognized as a Repub
lican doctrine by wise statesmen, and the
American party deprecate any agitation of
the question calculated to injure the integ
rity of the Union and promote the growth
of sectional feeling and action. The tri
umph of either the so-called Democratic or
Republican parties in the coming cam
paign must be deemed a sectional triumph.
To us, to the National American partv.
the party of the Union, headed by Fillmore'
| and Donelsou, all the conservative men r
the nation are turning a 3 their only trnl
and proper refuge in this dark hour ’of 3
and unnatural contest between National *
and Sectionalism. v
We shall secure the undivided suffrages
of all sober, well-thinking and true hearted
Republicans and patriots, and by the e W?
tion of Millard Fillmore and Andrew Jaet
son Donelson, to the chief offices of the n '
tion, insure our distracted Republic u sea'
son of peace, quiet and security. a '
In the affairs of our own State, the Amer
Scan party have made honest and faithful
endeavors to carry out the pledges made to
the people during the last State campaign
By the action of the members of the. Vnier"
ican party in the last legislature, many
successful projects of reform were accom
plished, and save for the machinations of a
factious minority, much more would have
been achieved. Since the inauguration of
our State Government, the great and grow
ing interests of the actual and bomjidesa.
tier have demanded some legislative action
for their protection, which the
party, during the regime, continually prom
ised, and as continually failed to give. Tint
party in this State pursued precisely the
same course with regard to any bill for the
protection of the settler's interests, as the
Democratic party in Congress have pur
sued with regard to the Atlantic and Pa
cific Railroad bill. They regarded it as ati
admirable bait to catch votes, and while
they trilled with the settler, they coquetted
with the grant holder, and played, with
temporary success, their usual game of de
ception. The American party made no at
tempt to pander to this or that interest
but from their candidate for Governor down
to the humblest member of the party, gave
a bold and manly pledge of what they would
do if they had the power. The people
trusted them, and they were not deceived.
The American party passed the settler’s
bill and redeemed their pledge. The recent
confirmation of extensive grants in the mi
ning sections of the country, has awakened
a renewed interest on the question as par
ticularly touching the miner and vitally af
fecting that important interest which is the
basis of the wealth aud prosperity of our
State. The only apparent remedy is an
appeal to Congress. As a preliminary step
thereto, and to assure the citizens of the
mining connties that we are determined to
protect their interests, the American party,
in Council assembled, adopted the following
resolution:
Resolved, That the American party of
this State cannot view with indifference the
evil that must naturally grow out of the
large amount of our mineral lands which
are covered by Spanish grants, which must
ultimately result in immense monopolies,
that will endanger the peace and quietude
of our State, and that we will prevent such
evils, as well as protect generally the mi
ning interest, which is one of such para
mount interest to this State, and use all
our strength and influence as a party to
procure the purchase ot all such domain hy
the General Government, that the same may
be left free and open for mining purposes to
all our citizens.
The party desires to do its whole dutv to
the people of this State, and with pride
points to its action upon this all-important
question, as realized in the past and indica
ted for the future, in triumphant vindica
tion from the slanderous accusation that
the American party has failed in its duty
to the people.
While the party cherishes the interests of
its actual people as its first great care, a
desire to act justly by all men influenced
the American party in the Legislature to
pass a bill upon the subject of escheated es
tates, by virtue of the provisions of which
aliens of all countries are allowed the same
and even more extended privileges than are
granted to -the most favored nations by the
various treaties between themselves ami the
United States, in the matter of the protec
tion of inheritable property. This was not
only a matter of justice, but by offering a
security and safeguard for the protection of
capital, will result in a development of the
resources and capabilities of our young
State, which has heretofore been retarded
for want of the necessary means. Our ene
mies should blush at the recollection of the
foul accusation of proscription with which
they have heretofore attempted to brand us.
At least one hundred thousand dollars was
saved in the mere matter of legislative ex
penses during the past winter, by the Ame
rican party, and the session was shortened
by at least three weeks in its duration.—
” bile the party scorned the paltry policy
heretofore pursued by the Democratic par
ty of making an appropriation for any par
ticular branch of the government palpably
too small for its necessary expenses, that
thus the people might be deceived with re
gard to the actual expenditures of the fiscal
year. And although compelled to pay the
enormous sum of two hundred thousand dol
lars to settle the outstanding bills of the
late Democratic administration, the figures
and statistics show an actual appropriation
less than that of any preceding Legislature.
W hile we congratulate the people of this
fetate upon the good that the American
party in the Legislature (assisted in all ca
ses where good was accomplished by sonic
few Democrats more patriotic than their
fellows,) has been enabled to do, it is a mat
ter of serious regret that many important
measures of reform were defeated. Not
withstanding the most strenuous exertion,
the American party were not enabled to
pass a registry law, and were thwarted in
their endeavor to throw this safe-guard a
rouud the ballot-box, the fountains of our
rights and liberties, imperatively demanded
by the people; by its defeat the Democratic
members of the Legislature have preferred
the ballot-box stuffers to the people. Let
them bear the blame of such disgraceful re
sponsibility. Above all, and by its mag
nitude, eclipsing and overshadowing many
minor matters, in themselves of intrinsic
importance, stands forth the sad aud humil
iating fact that a Democratic majority in
the Senate rendered the attempt to elect a
United States Senator abortive. At a time
w'ben California particularly needs a full
aid effective representation in the halls of
Congress; when the questions of a Warren
Road, a Telegraph Line, of appreq ria

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