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GEO. H. CROSETTE, Editor. SATURDAY MORNING. JULY 18th. 1857. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. FOR GOVERNOR, JOHN B. WELLER, Or SACRAMENTO. FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JOSEPH WALKUP, OP PLACER. For Judge of the Supreme Court, TEP II EN J. FIELD, OP Tl'BA. For Controller of Stale, J. W. MANDEVILLE, For Stale Treasurer, THOMAS FINDLEY, For Attorney General, THOMAS H. WILLIAMS. For Stale Printer, JOHN O’MEARA. For Surveyor General, HENRY A. HIGLEY. For District Judge, 15tb Judicial District, WARREN T. SEXTON. Subject to the nomination of the Judicial Convection. For Senators, Uih Bmialorial District, A. S, Hart, of Butte, U. JEt. Cate, o( Plumas. Swh)**ci to the decision of the Senatorial Convention. D MOCK A TIC COUNTY TICKET For County Judge, THOMAS WELLS. For Member of A*sembly, JAMES HITCHENS, For Sher.fT, NATHAN D. PLUM. For County Clerk, M. H. DARKACU. F t County Tr^urer, H. U. JENNINGS. For Tax Collector, JW. W. HOBART. For Recorder, JOHN F. KIMMEL. For Prosecuting Attorney, P. H. HARRIS, For A.«sespor, DAVID WEAVER. For Public Administrator, WILLIAM COFFEY. For Superintendent of Common Schools, A. C. MORSE. For Surveyor. GEORGE D. FRENCH. For Coroner, JAMES HARLOW. For Supervisor, First District, PHILIP PARREL Y. For Justices of the Pence. Ophlr Township, JOHN S. BERRY. EDWARD DONOHUE. For Constables, MATTHEW J, PURCELL, m. a. McLaughlin. Fruits —Our markets are thoroughly stocked with fruits of all kinds, among which watermelons, peaches, and pears greatly abound. They come just in the “nick o’timc, and seem to meet with joyous welcome from all sides. Deadly Affray at Peoria On the Ith of July, says the Sonora Herald, two men, named Jack Silsbary and Brown got into a quarrel at Peoria Bar, Tuolumne county, one drawing a knife, ond the other a pistol Both were killed in the encounter. A man named Boyle, a partner of Brown's who interfe cd in the quarrel, has hacn arrested as an accesory to the killing of Sillsbury, and lodged in the county jail Earthquake. — -The Humboldt Times tells of a very severe shock of an earthquake which eccored in that section of the State on Hie 14th nit. about half past eight in the r-r g. Most of the clocks in town n) were stopped, goods were thrown Ij’ from the shelves in the stores, nod one ; g was perceptibly moved on its foun- Thc shock lasted only a few seconds . .s felt throughout the whole neigh b g country. Coming on the day alter be fixed for the arrive! of the predic- many of the inhabitants were awfilly alarmed, imagining that it was the signal of me amoral of that distinguished stranger The shock was more Feasibly fell in the mountains than in the valleys. Fatal Accident.— A man named Ayres ■was recently killed at Smith’s mill, «e»r Rough and Ready,from the effects of a blow Imm a lever with which he was rolling a log. His skull was fractured so badly as to produce inflammation of the brain. Suicide.— Mr. Finley, a Justice of the Peace in San Francisco shot himself through the head on Tuesday lost. He died instantly. ■No cause is assigned for the commission of i'he deed. ■ft av>metek Burst. — vVe learn by the ’ ,n >entincl that the Gas Company’s i and gasometer in Jackson, exploded ss liy last. Fortunately little injury -tallied by those standing near. Tol jith. E-q . wa-struck in the face a*d cut, besides receiving a “heavy The cistern was well tided with wa ,. :,i the meter partially with gas, at he he accident. The men had just . u,tir work, and were ready for op > -'di Destroyed —The above vil- Sic n a county, has been destroyed with the e»oeptions of a few cabins. • r the work of an iwcendiary. V o flows -A Resolution in the Re in State Convention, pledging the ■ cs to aid in establishing a near Re n paper in Sacramento, was goted i—Sheriff Dreibelbis of Si., ■ • a County passed it rough onr town on SaUltday with on insane man on bis way to Stocktow. We did mot leva the lunatic's name. Fire at Tuika.-A large stable be longing to, and new by phe Tehama House, was burned to the ground on Friday eve ning. The building was an old one and of comparativelely little .value, the princi pal loss being its contents. Had the day Been windy, the Hotel and the re*t of the town would have been destroyed; as it was, the buildings in the rear of the Hotel Jtere much scorched The property destroyed Belonged to Eugene Howard The Opposition. Arrajed against the Democracy, and hud dled together for safety, are, the Repub licans, the Know Nothings and the Inde pendents, alias “Nonsuches;” The two for mer will blaze away with their blunderbusses and “yagers” and although seemingly an tagonistical to one another stop their mutual quarrels and encompassing the fortress of Democracy round about, try by blowing their harmless horns to topple down her wall* as were the ramparts of ancient Jer icho, by a similar process. The battle be tween the Democracy and the allied forces of Republicanism and the Know Nothing doctrine, is as far as circumstances will ad mit, a fair, square fight, but the onslaughts of the “Independents” are as unfair as they are ludicrous. It is amusing to watch the hen-like an xiety wi'h which the (Independent?) Sac ramento Union sits upon her political eggs, and how troubled she is lest they should bring forth anything but natural enemies to the democracy. “Sam” “the resurrected” has crawled into the Union's nest and nestled close to her embryo brood; and as his spon sor the old dame takes occasion to lecture the poor deril, guert ns he is, and to tell him what be must do when he gets warm enough to stand alone. Hero is one of her maternal suggestions, “Unless the Americans do unite on him (Stanley,) his chances for being elected Gov ernor of California are just about as good as they are that he will be elected Emperor of France.** Now that is said to scare “Sam” into the coalition. The “old gal” thinks she has got him somewhat under her control, and takes advantage of her position towards him, to work upon hia feelings of gratitude and fears of being turned out of the nest. We advise “Sam” to listen to his nurse’s warning voice and “jine in” as he is told, if for nothing else than to have somebody to fight with—even if that “somebody” isn’t as white as some folks. You really ought in gratitude to your disinterested foster mother to go up like a “good feller” and fight for Stanley—the praying Edward. You know you ought, “Sara,” so, why don’t you do it? Yes, vote for Edward, Sammy, that's a good boy, and mother perhaps will “get to be” State Printer, or have a big “finger in the pie” and th*»n won’t you and the wooly horse have such a good time together, you astraddle of him, and he running away with you just for fun We intimated however, at the commence ment of this article that “Sam” was already fighting a little So he is, but more on his own book than anything else, he don’t ven ture far yet, and has hardly got his hand in. He skirmishes around the edges a little and then retreats into the nest again, and trill wait until the 28th of this month before he makes up his plan of attack. We ex pect the Union's advice will persuade “Sam” to join his forces with the mule caters, just to moke Stanley’s chances a little better for the Gubernatorial chair than they are for the throne of France, Anything to win says the “wooly horse;” anything to be on the winning side says “Sam,” and anything to beat the democracy says the Union and its independent fellows. We reckon “Sam” will unite if he don’t feel too strong after he girdles on his armour. New Steamer For Oroville —We learn from the Morning Call that a contract has been concluded between Capt. Mills of Sacramento and James C. Cozzens of San Francisco, for the construction of the hull i.f a new light draft steamer, to be run be tween Sacramento and Oroville during the low stage of water in the Feather River. The machinery of the steamer Oroville will be transferred to the new boat Her di mensions will be 125 feet keel; 23 feet beam and 2i feet hold, and she will draw about ten inches water. Success to the enterprise. It having been so fully demonstrated that Feather River is navigable and capable of being continued so and improved, is an earnest that the pro ject will succeed, if prosecuted with due perseverance. Affrays in Trinity County.— On the morning of the 4th, says the Trinity Jour nal published at Wcaverville, two men got into a quarrel in front of the Magnolia Sa loon, in which one named Martin stabbed the other named Pat Kelly four times in the back. The wounded man was imme diately taken to Dr. Gordon, who dressed hia wounds which were at first supposed to he fatal, but we understand he is now in a fair way to recover. The cause of the fra cas was—whiskey. Martin fled and has not yet been arrested, but the prompt and energetic action of Sheriff May will prob ably prevent him from going far until he is escorted according to law. Senator for Sacramento County.— One of the wery best nominations that has been made in any county in the State, is that of W. I. Ferguson, Esq., for Senator of Sacramento county. He is a strong ad vocate of the rights of the Settlers, was the originator of the celebrated Settlers* bill, and fought manfully for its passage. His eminent talents and bis sound Democracy are additional qualifications, which will add greatly to his strength and popularity be fore tbe people, and his election is prdbably beyond a dowbt Siskiyou Items. We clip the following items from the Yrcka Union-. Execution —Dacforth Harrison, alias Sailor Jim, found guilty of the murder of John Burke, at the May term of the res trict court held in this city, suffers the ex treme penalty of the law, on Wednesday next, the 15th inst Drowned. —Four Frenchmen were t*c cidentally drowned on the Klamath riser, a few miles below the mouth of Humbug last week. The disaster was occasioned by th* upsetting of a canoe We were unable to learo their names or whether their bodies were regorered. Murder jar San Bernardino Coun ty —On Saturday the 20th nit., says the Los Angeles S/ftr, an afiray occurred at San Bernardino, between two men named Hoponald and Perkins, which resulted in the immediate death of the latter. We have received seeeral reports of the affair, all representing the attack tp hare been made by Perkins, and that daring the suffie the former drew his knife and inflicted wounds on his adrersary, who instantly ex pired. The affair wss to .undergo p. legal examination The State Convention. We have before us a copy of yesterday s Sacramento Union , containing a full report of Tuesday’s proceedings in the Democratic State Convention. The report is too long and our space too limited to admit of even a synopsis of the proceedings in general. After a considerable degree of excite ment and several speeches, the Convention was organized by the appointment of A. C. Bradford, of San Joaquin, to the Chair, and other officers as follows; Vice Presidents. —S. A Merritt, Mari posa ; N. E. Whitesides, Vuba; Phil. Moore, Nevada; W, M. Lent, Santa Clara; J. C. Couts, San Diego; F. J. Hoover, El Dorado ; J. C. James, Sierra; F. D. Kohler. San Francisco; B F. Varney, Siskiyou; J. A Putney, Calaveras; D W. Connelly, San Mateo ; Uriah Edwards, Sonoma. Secretaries— T. N. Gazneau, Tuolumne: E. R. Campbell, Sierra ; D. B. Hudspeth, R. R. Williams, Humboldt. Bergeaivts> at-Arms— T. Cody, B. Hari gan and Peter Nougues. Resolved, That the following be the order of business: First—The nomination of the following officers in the order named, as follows : 1 Governor. 2. Lieutenant Governor. 3 Judge of the Supreme Court. 4. Attorney General. 6 State Controller. 6. State Treasurer. 7. State Printer. 8. Surveyor General. Second—The election of a State Central Committee. After the withdrawal of Mr. Nugent, and a speech from Phil. Herbert, the Convention voted for the Gubernatorial nominee with the following result; Whole number of votes 3 1 2 of which num ber Weller received 251, McCorkleGl. Oa motion of Judge Mcßae, Mr. Weller was declared the unanimous nominee of the Convention, after which an adjournment was had until yesterday at 10 o'clock, A. M The Dominations for the other offices were made yesterday as follows : Lieut. Governor, Joseph Walkup, Placer. Controller, J W. Mandeville, Tuolumne. J udge of Supreme Court, Stephen J. Field, Yuba. State Treasurer, Thomas Findley. Nevada Attorney General, Thomas H. Williams, El Dorado. Surveyor General, Henry A. Higley, of Alameda. State Printer, John O’Meara, of San Francisco. Distressing Accident —One of the most heart-rending accidents ever called to our notice, says the Sierra Democrat , occurred on Thursday evening last. The circum stances as near as we can learn are as fol low? ! Mr Bayley, who owns a ranch on the North Fork, near town, was returning to his bouse with his gun on his shoulder. His little son, about eighteen months old; was seated in a box used for a swing, when lie called to his father “ to swing George.” His father pushed the swing, and in doing so the rope caught on the hammer of the piece and the whole contents lodged in the body of his child. The load went through the box of the swing and drove the splinters into the thigh and groin of the of the boy. Medical aid was of no avail, the child not living many minutes. The feelings of the afflicted father and mother can better be conceived than de scribed. They are truly to be pitied. Discovery of Gold in San Diego Coun ty —The Los Angeles Star says, it has seen a specimen of gold from a locality in San Diego county, situated between Temecula and Warner’s Ranch. The Star adds: The place has the appearance of a gold country, and tlr*s specimen was picked up almost by accident. It is tc be presumed that labor would be remunerated if directed to gold washing. Water, however, is not abundant in the locality. Killed by a Grizzly.—We are informed says the Shasta Republican, that on Friday last Mr. Sylvester Lnngdon was killed by a grizzly bear about two and a half miles east from the ranch of Mr. Ogburn on the road to Honey Lake Valley, about forty miles from this place Mr. Langdon must have been killed, from the appearance of the body, at least twenty-four hours before he was discovered by his neighbors. He had gone out in search of a cow and from the appearance of the tracks of himself and the bear, it would seem that he came near upon the bear and fired his gun and had then run some fifty yards, where he stopped to re load. It seemed that he had then cau tiously approached the place where the bear had laid down—no doubt supposing that he had wounded it mortally Fatal mistake ! The bear, with characteristic rapidity of motion, attacked him suddenly,and with one stroke of his paw tore away his face and all of his upper jaw, laying bare the vessels of his neck. One of his arms had been crushed by a bite of the grizzly. He must have been instantly killed. Mr. L. was much respected by his acquaintances, and leaves a wife to mourn his loss. Consolation. —In an article headed as above; the Shasta Repulican says: “For some time past Placer County has had a most unenviable reputation for crime and has furnished a terrific number of bloody items for the Journals of the State. The Placer Press is greatly consoled to learn that there are twenty-three murderers in 'he Tuolumne County jail, while in Placer County, there are only thirteen. Placer is a very rsspectaWc county after all ** The Placer Press needn’t “put on airs’ about the purity and good morals of its coun ty when we of Batte have but nine persons in «.»ur j iil, each of whom has killed his man, n:t more than two thirds of which number ?rc likely to be hung, iry summing up the eiu«re n :i*ber. we there are forty-five murderers iu the three jails above named ! We are making a slow race in the march of improvement in morals, surely. Newly Born Democrats— The follow ing resolution, adopted in the early proced ings of our County Convention, dampened the ambitous hopes of several recent con verts to the Democcratic faith. Resolved : That this Convention will not endorse or support, any candidate presented for nomination, who did not advocate demo cratic principles aud support the Demo cratic party at the last general election. Marysville Theatre is to be open ed on Wednesday next, loth inst., under the RAnagement of Mr. Phelps. Mr, and Mrs. James Stark make their first appearance there since tbeir return from Australia Constitutional Convention. The Democratic County Convention, just jrevious to its adjournment, took action upon three resolutions, two of which were adopted, and the third was declared to have )een rejected. Supposing that copies ot hese resolutions would he furnished the Secretary and appear in the proceedings of he convention, we made no effort to pro ure a copy of them, believing that a refer nce to the proceedings would at any time how the sentiments of the convention upon such questions as they had taken action. — ’he resolutions adopted do not appear in the irocecdings, and we learn from the Secretary hat he was not furnished with a copy. It s probable that they were mislaid or lost n the general desire to close the labors of he convention. This mast account for heir non-appearance. We can only regret this, as the resolu tions adopted were important ones, and expressive of the sense of the convention upon calling a constitutional convention, md opposing the speculators in Spanish Grants, grasping operations were op rosed to actual settlers, and calculated to retard the permanent prosperity of the State. The first resolution, which was adopted Icclared the convention opposed to calling convention for an entire revision of the constitution, and re iterating the generally acknowledged opinion that the luudamental aw of the State is among the most perfect of he Union. That this is the sentiment of a arge portion of the Democracy of the State, we have reason to believe, as tire financial ondition of the State at the present time, s unable to meet the expense such a step would incur. There are others amongst the democracy who take a different view ot the uhject, and consider that a convention is he only proper way of relieving the govern uent of its present embarrassment. The question will come before the people for their adoption or rejection at the September election. Rais —Thepeople ot one valley, says the. San Jose Tribune , were somewhat nstonish ek on Monday evening last, by the falling of a smart shower of rain, beginning be tween 9 and 10 o’clock, and lasting about an tour- At midnight it commenced raining again and continued till daylight. In the course ot a ride next day at“ong the farmers mil gnrdners east of the Cayolc river, we saw no indications of injuries resulting to the crops. The fruit trees wore refreshed and benefitted thereby, but the orange prob ably somewhat injured. Sacramento River Diggings. —On the Sacramento route to Shasta there arc said to be very good diggings—at Portugese Flat, Slate Creek, and to a greater extent m Dog Creek where g ol paying claims are being worked The new passenger line on this route is a long wished for and gr.at fying ouvenience to the miners and set tlers Democratic Central Committee. —At the Democratic County Convention held in this town, during the present week, the following gentlemen were appointed as a Democratic Central Committee for Butte County: John Bidwell, Peter Freer, Joseph Kim mel, Thomas S. Denson, and F. M. Smith, Auburn Railroad. —The citizens of Au hnrn are making strenuous exertions to raise funds enough to commence n railroad from that place to some point on the Sacra mento Valley Railroad. The Herald is very urgent in its solicitations to the citizens of Auburn to take the slock. Push it ahead neighbor. The Calaveras Couvnr Convention. —A correspondent of the San Andreas In dependent, writing from Angels and des cribing the action of the Calaveras County Convention, held at that place, says: Mr. James Finnegan, one of the delegates to the State Convention, is most bitterly opposed to the instruction that have been given the delegates, to vote for Mr. Weller. He said in the Convention that Mr. Norman had labelled them, all ready for shipping ‘■•Ulass, right side tip with care ” and that he, for one, woaild not go to the State Con vention under any such instructions Movements ok the Americans. —The President and Secretary of the State C<un cil, have issued a call for a State Nomina ting Convention, to be held in Sacramento on the 28th, rf July for the purpose of nominating a State ticket. An Interesting Work. —We have been presented by the author with a volume of ‘•Travels on the western slope of the Mex ican Cordilleras” From its appearance, and the recommendations it has received by the press throughout the State, it is a highly interesting book. It is a well printed little book, and one which is based upon one of the most magnificent countries on earth. Marrying the Atlantic and Mississ- IPP i —The opening of direct railroad com munication between the Atlantic Ocean at Charleston, S. C., and the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tenn , was lh» occasion of a grand celebration at Charleston, onThurs day last. There was a grand military and civic display and a public dinner, at which prominent gentlemen from the two cities made speeches- The Charleston .Vctca thus describes the formal ceremony which took place of marrying the Atlantic to the Miss issippi: ‘•The two barrels of Mississippi water brought for the occasion, and conveyed from the depot in the procession by Adam’s & Co’s Express, were then tapped, nn! the en gine of the “Invincible” Fire Company No 5, of Memphis, was manned, and the waters of the South and West were mingled in a bright harmonious stream in the presence of the happy thousand-, the tumultuous sea of humanity that ebbed and 9 iwcd around. The Atlantic and Mississippi were then pro nounced man and wife, and all the people responded amend The rail, the fiery track of the iron horse, with its breath ol flame and lungs of -‘teel wUlhencefortb and forever unite the hqpes, the interests and the destinies of Charleston and Memphis, the Queen cities of the South and West.” Know Nothing State Convention.— The Know Nothings have called a State Con vention to be held at Sacramento on lues day, July 20th, for the purpose cf nomina ting a State ticket to be voted for at the next election. ' SAc»A»tr«To Nominations —OnMonday the Democrats of Sacramento nominate.! Dr. Man love for Sheriff. Horace Smith forCeun y Judge. atC B f Morrison for district A’torney. Know Nothing Revival. As hopeful quacks sometimes attempt the resuscitation of drowned men. so does that female practitioner, the Sacramento Union , still pretend to indulge in the fond hope that the ashes of defunct Know Nothingism may be gathered together ere the fall campaign, aud by its aid that of its sister quacks, be brought again to life and light. They earn* estly ask, “ how long will a party lie i’ the ground ere it rot,” and seek about for its burial place, preparatory to disinterring her and warming up her remains, ghostly as they are, to array her “ execrable shape” against the genius of Democracy, which as they say, “bestrides this narrow world like a Colossus.” Whether the miracle of raising the slum bering ashes of Sam from the dead will be performed is yet to be seen. We shouldn’t wonder if he did wake up and yawn, dead as he seems, and fright his few remaining adherents as the ghost of Hamlet's daddy did him, and beckon them on to some seclu ded spot, and set them after his assassin the Democratic party, with as much determina tion as the Prince ot Denmark got after his “ Uncle Father.” We rather like the idea of Sam’s revival; it would seem sort o' natural to have him to play with again. He is just impudent and spunky euough to give the fight a relish; and then the victory would be so much more laudable over him aud his compeer the wooly horse, both arrayed against us, than over the latter alone. We are decidedly of the opinion that Sam is turning over in his coffin, for as the great nruse <the Union) herself says, in speaking of the elements which are and will be arraigned against the Democracy : “By uniting upon good men, without be ing too particular about their abstract no tions, the opposition may give to the people of this county an excellent set of officers for the next two years. So with State offi cers ; if the opposition will unite upon good competent men, they may furnish the people of the State with a set of officers of a char acter never heretofore placed in power in California.” “The opposition” means a union of “Sam” and the “ woolly horse,” we suppose, and after Sam is dug up he will compose a part of it. We agree with the old nurse, that the policy of “ the opposition” will doubtless be to select men “without beiug too particular about their abstract notions that’s what we expect; if for no other reason than be cause we reckon on a second edition of such candidates as were elected to office by the Know Nothings during the lifetime of that party. Sam wasn’t “too particular about their abstract notions;” not he; bis motto was “place none but Americans on guard,” and Americans (such as they were) were placed on guard, and stood around the treasury until there wasn’t a cent in it. We said that Sam had doubtless turned over in his coffin, and we guess he has, for we sec by the papers that his relatives and friends arc to hold a love faast in Sacramen to on the 28th instant, far the purpose of nominating candidates for State officers. Poor Sam 1 his friends should have let his ashes rest iu peace. This is his last dis turbance however, for he will be buried so deep after September next that nothing short of Gabriel’s horn will ever wake him. Interesting Facts. —The following geo logical description of a highly interesting portion of California is from the Siskiyou Chronicle : “The exploration of the country about the sources of the Klamath River last sum mer and fall, has proven that that river and the Sacramento take their rise in the same grand plateau This great plain, having an altitude of between lour and five thou sand feet extends far nortli into Oregon Territory, and embraces twelve lakes, some of which are of great magnitude. These lakes are divided into two series, having each its chain of connections; one of them (affording much the largest portion of water) pours its united waters into the Klamath through little Klamath lake; the other sheds its waters through the snbleranean channel of lost river into Pitt River and thence into the Sacramento. The'country immediately around these Iffkes, and along the streams which flow into them and con nect with them, is a vast meadow of grass and tules. The higher lands are extensive alkali plains, broken by hifls which have no connected range, and are covered with a scattered growth of pine and Spruce. Danger of wearing a Tate — The Sac ramento Union, relates a singular escape, of a Chinaman, from being killed in a ma chine shop; lie was carrying some parcels through the sewing establishment of D Hesse, on J. street between 7th and Bth streets. The machines four in number, are propelled by a small steam engine, the connecting shaft running the whole length of the building. Carelessly backing too near his tail was caught in the shaft and was dragged to the floor. The head be coming jammed between the floor and the shaft, and the engine unequal to the resis tance, the machinary stopped. The cause was soon asertained, and the machinary was at once reversed and the Chinaman was enabled to regain his feet. He (hen wound up the tail, put it in his hat and vamoused. Star of the Pacific. —This is the name of a paper published in Marysville, devoted to the doctrine of Universalism. Its editor and proprietor Mr. A. C Edmunds, called on us yesterday. He is canvassing the State soliciting subscribers. It is published month ly, and is issued from the office of the Marys ville Herald , The numbers we have seen ontain well written dissertations on reli gious subjects, and an admiralty selected quantity of miscellaneous matter. Shasta District Convention. —The Convention for Shasta District will meet at Red Bluffs on the 23d inst. The following is a list of the delegates from Shasta Coun ty : W. B. Stoddard, W. M. Allen, J. D. Musgrove, J. A. Spencer, S. Francis, J. E. Pelham, C. S Mitchell, H McNannis, T. J. Flynn. Black Repobi-ican Nominations. At the Convention held in Sacramento recently by the Republicans, Hon. Edward Stanley, of San Francisco, was nominated for Gov ernor, and D. W. Cheesman, of Oroville, for Lieut. Governor. T. B. Murdoch, of San Jose, is the nominee for State Printer. The other offices arc pretty equally divided among gentlemen in the different portions of the State. It is doubtless, a mighty easy thing to obtain nominations at the hands of the Union Sliders, but it is a heap easier to beat them with a “straight oat’ Democratic ticket. The Convention. Vi e congratulate the Democracy of Butte upon the termination of the labors of their County Convention, and upon the sound, popular and irresistable ticket presented for the ratification of the people at the polls in September. The Democracy of Butte, have a ticket that bo combination of their political enemies can defeat. No meagre! concern composed of the discarded of all parties—of decayed politicians and men intensely sel fish and thoroughly unprincipled— that may be presented in opposition to it, can over throw or injure. The Democracy have pre sented names of men who are old residents of the county, permanently interested in its welfare and prosperity, and against whose stern and uncompromising adherence to the principles of the party nothing can be justly urged. We will not attempt, at the present time, to speak of the nominees sepa rately; their names will be recognized at the head cf our paper, as among the high minded, honorable and intelligent business men of the county, every way qualified to discharge the duties of the respective posi' tious to which they have been nominated Although many of the nominations were closely contested, every nomination was fairly and honorably made, and every dem ocrat of the county, and of the Senatorial and Judicial Districts, may lend them his hearty support with the consciousness that he is supporting the free and untramraeled choice of his party, and that he is contribu ting to the advancement of Democratic principles. Under such circumstances, there can be no reasonable fear but that “the ticket, the whole ticket, and nothing but the ticket,” will be elected by an overwhelming majority. The convention was the largest and most numerously attended of any that ever as sembled in the county, there being one hun dred and thirtyeight delegates in attendance We have no desire to bestow fulsome praise upon any deliberative body, but we think it may be justly claimed that no county in the State, can boast of a better convention —no defeated cand'datcs can boast of firmer friends. We claim for the Democratic County Convention of Butte, that it pos sessed in an eminent degree, those attri butes that render it the star convention of the State. Kvery member did what he believed to be his duty to those whom he represented, openlj', firmly, and with the hope of success. The will of the majority was fairly and honorably expressed upon every issue, and however much regret dis appointed Democrats may feel, they will re member that the strength of the party lies in permitting the majority, fairly expressed, to rule, and accord to the ticket a support that will be irresistable. A Mammoth Tennessee Dinner* —The dinner table at the late railroad festival in Memphis, was nearly three quarters of a mile long, and had on it 8,000 plates and dishes, ,2,600 pounds beef and mu ton, 76 hams, GO pig?, 175 turkeys, 400 chickens, 180 beef tongues. 10 barrels potatoes, 18 baskets salads to barrels ice water, 600 lbs. cake, besides raisins, almonds, oranges, &o Some 16,0u0 or 20,000 persons partook o the dinner. Rich Quartz — Fred Mann was parading a pan of gold yesterday, the result of the crushing and washing out. of some three pounds of quartz taken from the “Peruvian” Quartz Lead, situated in Plumas County about three miles above the Pea Vine Ranch. The amount of gold obtained from tiie three pounds was $1,60; a very rich pros pect and one which indicates a very valua ble lead. The owners of the ledge, are Fred. Mann, Isaac Anderson, Fred. Fi aiks and a party of Peruvians. The boys see their pile iu perspective. The State Journal. —We are pleased to learn that this old stand-by of Democ racy is to revived. It is to be published by flie printers who worked on it while under the control o! Messrs. Redding & Co., and is to be edited by Mr. Shipley, the former local Editor. We shall welcome its return as that of an old friend and companion in arms. Four Men Drowned.—On Friday, July 3d. says the Siskiyou Chronicle , four men. two brothers namad Kotz, and two others named Bach and Valicrc, started to cross the Klamath river in a small boat, just above a rapid, about six miles below the mouth of Humbug. When fairly in the stream, the water being very rough, the boat was drawn into the rapid, where it was perfectly unmanageable, and soon struck a rock and capsized. The men were thrown into the midst of the foaming rapid and were all drowned. None of the bodies had been recovered when our informant left But one of the four ever rose to the sur face after being thrown into the current He was seen clinging for a short time to log which had lodged in the river, when he was again washed back among the rocks and sank to rise no more. Know Nothinso and Republicanism —ln the Senate of Massachusetts, says the New Haven Register , the proposed consti tutional amendment requiring adopted cit izens to reside in the State two years after being naturalized, before being allowed to vote, was adopted by a vote of 26 to 9 This is Massachusetts Know Nothingism. In New York the property qualification for negroes is not only to be abolished, says the Albany Argue , but the three yours res idence heretofore required of that c ass. This is New York Republicanism. la one State five years is too short a term for a white man* and in another three years is too short a term for a negro • Chinaman Killed by a Blast. Says the Placer Herald : One Chinama t wae killed and two others bidly wound- 1 by a premature explosion while Mastin rock* one day lust week, on the El Doradc s.de of the American, opposite Little Hor Shoe Bar. They were working a bark claim. This is the first accident of the kin*, we re member to have heard occurring tc* Chiaa men: as it is unusual for them to work mi ning claims where blasting is required. New Military Company. — A „*ompany has recently been organized in Sacramento, called the Pioneer Guards. The company numbers about forty members all mechanics. They are commanded by Capt. Job a Talbot. The Pioneers went yesterday to Folsom on a target excursion. jpSrK camp meeting Fill be heid on Mor mon creek, three miles west of Sontra, com mencing on the 24th ioKtant. Eterybody is is jorited to attend. Sponge si San Francisco. While bathing in the water of the Bay, near Meigg's wah&rl, San Francisco, a man discovered a sponge tree. Thera are says the Herald-. “About a dozen pieces of sponge, aver aging about six inches in diameter each, growing from a single stem, which very much resembles a cabbage stalk. The stock is about a foot and a half high, and perfect ly straight, with the spongy substance formed in thick clusters around it. This fact would seem to set at rest the doubt which has long prevailed among scientific men, ns to whether sponge was an animal lor vegetable production. The root, stem, and general formation of this specimen, has every appearance of the latter species, among which it might well be classed.” Very likely they are of a vegetable, but we have a very distinct recollection of dis covering sundry “sponges” in and around | the Saloons of Montgomery street, that were most decidedly of the animal nature, , and ready at all times to ma&c beasts of themselves by absorbing all the liquids within their reach, at the expense of “up country gentlemen” Webster describes a sponge as a “porous, marine substance, found adhering to rocks, shells &c., under water, and on rocks about the shore at low water. It readily imbibesjliquids etc.” Now that’s one kind of a sponge. The one we mean is similar to the other, excepting as regards the “water” part of it. The Mont gomery street “sponge” is a pour us sub stance, and is found adhering to “bars, oyster stands &c., under the influence of whiskey, and on benches and curbstones in the neighborhood of grog shops. It “read ily imbibes liquids” lik its marine namesake, but by no amount of squeezing can be com pelled to “come out” when its turn comes The kind we allude to, is a most usclcs ar ticle and very common in San Francisco. Died —John Hughes, who was slabbed by John Montgomery, at Penn Valley, three or four weeks since, died on Wednesday mor ning. He sent for Montgomery shortly be fore hie death, forgave him and exonerated him from all blame in the affair which has resulted so fatally. Hughes was a good citizen He leaves a wife and family to de plore the 10-s of a husband and a father* —JVevada Journal. Horrible —A Mrs. Richardson, a res pectable lady residing at the corner of Sacramento and Stockton streets, San Fran cisco, was found early on Sunday morning, in Sacramento street, with nothing on but her night dress, having left her home with the idea that the spirits were attempting to rob her, and were then present. She has become insane from the effects of spiritual ism. Since then she has been taken to the Station House Democratic Convention In Slinsta. The following gentlemen were selected delegates to the Slate Convention from Shasta County, at the recent Convention held there : John Maloy, James Loag, S II Dosh, J. J Bell, J. Callahan, C. E. Meridith, J. M. Van Valsar, L H. Tower, Jos. Combs. By resolution the delegation was instruct ed to vote for Mr. Weller for Governor. After 43 ballots, Mr Lemmon was pro nounced the candidate for Sheriff. Mr. Skillman was nominated Clerk, Mr. Street for Assembly, Mr. Landrum for County Judge, Mr. Mix for District for District At torney, Mr. Hay burn for Treasurer, Mr. Angell lor Assessor. The other nomina tions were made by acclamation Death of James Gordon —We learn from the Sacramento Union —th t Mr. James Gordon, the man who was shot on Sunday morning by Willis Corse, in the Saz erac Saloon on Clay Street, San Francisco, died on Monday evening at G o'clock. Corse is in the County jail. Money Left —The condition of the State Treasury is furnished to the Sacramento Bee by Col. Whitman, as follows. Receipts into the State Treasury f**r the fiscal year ending 30th June ? 67, £708,516 80 Expenditures for the same period 7 19,889 82 Receipts, over expenditures $78,62693 Democratic.* Nominal lons in Stern C'onnry* The Democracy of Sierra County, nom inated th e following ticket on Thursday last: For Assembly- —J. A. Clarke, It D. Hill. For Sheriff— P. J White. For C/crk —Charles C. Thom is. For Treasurer —Win. Thomas. For District Attorney —lf. J. Thornton. For Assessor —Judge Brown. For Surveyor —lsaac E. James. For Pub Administrator —T. M. H»m*dalo For Supt of Pub, Instruction —Z. W. Keyes, Nevada Items. From the Nevada Journal we gather the following items. An affray occurred at Eu reka, Nevada county, between a man named Henry Managin and another named Julius Ueidel. Managin assaulted Ueidel with a knife, cutting him severely in the face, at the same time holding a cocked pistol to his head Ueidel seized a carving knife and de fended himsel f with it, and finally stabbed Managin so severely that be died. Ueidel was examined and acquitted. Uich Quartz — A rich quartz lode has recently been found near Nevada by Capt. Day. The lode is about a foot thick, and has been traced a thousand feet in length, and is exceeding rich. The rock can be quar ried out at an expense of two dollars per too. Slicihe —A Frenchman named Ceiestine Key committed suicide at Bourbon Hill. He accomplished the deed by shooting him self with a shot-gun. He placed the gun against his breast and fired it off by pushing the trigger with a stick. He was a poor, worthless creature, and lired on charity. Blasting Accident.— Wm. Patterson was very severely injured on Thursday last by the accidental discharge of a blast. He was holding the tamping rod and another man striking it when the charge went off, driving the rod through his left arm. His face and eyes were much injured. The other man was also badly hurt. Horse Thieves —The Los Angelos filar says that horse thieving abounds in that lo caiity. Several fine animals have been sto len of late. Boiler Explosion. —The Placerville American says that the boiler in the steam saw mill belonging to U P. Culvee. situated near the emigrant road, about five miles in an easterly direction from Placerville, ex ploded at about 7 o’clock on Monday Mor ning last doing a great deal of derange to fixtures and machinery connected with the mill, but fortunately reselling in jj? lose o/ life.