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AnnccKLK. —Wc learn from Mr. Lambert
that the late rains have so filled the streams around Arbuckle, that the ditch, belonging to Messrs, llowe and FuUvidcr, is now filled and over a hundred men are now supplied with water from it at this point. It is sup posed that more gold wjdl taken from this rich and extensive mining region daring the ensuing winter, than during any previous season. We learu that it is contemplated by Messrs. Howe and Co., to extend their ditch about four miles further at the head, and take in another stream by which means they will be enabled to supply water through out the summer at Arbucklc. This will prove of great benefit to the miners there, as, heretofore, they have never been able to work their claims except during the rainy season. Wc also learn that sometime last week, a gentleman's wife, while standing at the fire, engaged in washing some clothes, acciden tally brought some of her garments in con tact with the blaze, and in an instant she was enveloped in flames, and would probably have burned to death, had nat a gentleman who fortunately happened to be near at hand, commenced with great presence of mind to tear her clothes off. By this means her life was saved, although she was serious ly injured.— Shasta Republican. Os His Track. —A correspondent of the Boston Journal , writing from New York, tells the following:—“Anincident transpired here last week that has made some talk among the parties who have had knowledge of the matter. A lady from the State of Maine came to this city last week on her way to California. She had as arms two re volvers and a bowie-knife. The conductor purchased her a ticket in the California steamer and she left in the vessel at noon. Her story is this: A short time since her husband obtained possession of all her wealth, converted all he could turn into gold, and then deserted his family, took a ship for the land of gold, round Cape Horn. But this is not the worst; he took with him a female not his wife. Injured and maddened, the wife has started after her recreant lord; not from love, but from hate; not to recover possession of her absconding husband, but to administer to him a deserved chastisement; j not to take him back, but to shoot him and his companion. Wind, weather and steam permitting, the lady will reach California sometime in advance of her absconding mate. He will, no doubt, be rather surprised to meet her ladyship on the California landing; and unless sea-sickness shakes the wrath out of her, the meeting will not be one of the most conjugal that can be imagined.” aar We clip the under added paragraph, pays the Union, from a Sacramento letter to the Jackson Sentinel, which paper is pub lished in Amador, the county in part repre sented by the Honorable Speaker: “It is but just to say that Mr. Farley is highly popular as presiding officer of the As sembly, and is universally complimented for his correct decisions. The talent of both branches is certainly in advance of last year; this is particularly true of the Senate. The eldest member of the Assembly is Maj. Wier, who is 55. The youngest, I)r. Hunter, 22. In the Senate Mr. Gove is the senior, and Westmoreland and Coffroth the younger.— There arc 53 Senators and 80 Assembly men. The pay of the members amounts to $0,402 per week—other expenses, including rent, clerk hire, employees, fuel, postage, stationery, etc., swelling the expenses to about $12,500 per week, or $2,083 perduv. — «■<»,..,— Death ok a Notorious Woman. —A let ter from Paris, in a Sunday paper, states that Kate IIastixus died recently in the Charity Hospital of that city. She was well known in New York—having kept here, for many years, the most notorious and gor geous of the many houses of ill-fame which disgrace our City. She added greatly to her notoriety some four years since, by cowhiding “Ned Buntline,” in Broadway, for some re marks displeasing to her, which he saw lit to make in "His Own” paper. She left shortly afterwards for California, where she ' resided for a short time, and again returned to this City, where she married a German tailor, and accompanied him to Europe.— Her husband, it is said, after getting hold of nil her property —a considerable stun —de-! sorted her, and refused to give her even means enough to return to this country.— She died a pauper in the Charity Hospital of Paris.—;V. Y. Herald. Loss of Life on Board the American Ship Waverly. —We regret to hear of a shocking loss of life on board the American ship Waverly, (says the Friend of China of November 14,) dispatched for Calif,o from Swatow on the — ult. The master, Well man, died of appoplexy shortly after leaving, anti the mate thought it best to put into Manilla for assistance. Having Chinese emigrants on board, in accordance with the custom of the place, armed boats were sent off to row guard; and it would appear that the sight of the Seapoys’ burnished muskets so alarmed some of the passengers that they run aft in a fright. It is not improbable that some of them had evil intentions, and were conscience-stricken; verifying the scrip ture that “the wicked flee when none pur sue.” Any way, the mate fired among them and succeeded in driving them all below, whereupon the hatches were chained secure ly down, and he, the mate, left the ship to inform the Agents of what had occurred.— When he returned and opened the hatches, of four hundred and forty-two with which the vessel left China, but two hundred were then in existence. fitjjr" Editors are accustomed to write themselves “we.” Sometimes this is pecu liarly appropriate: for instance, when Mr. posh, the Brigadier General, the editor of fhe Shasta Courier, the Senator from Shas ta, and “Sam Dosh,” sits down to confer with the people by means of the “grey goose quill,” what should that body style itself but “we?” — JVevada Democrat. Heavy Contract. —We learn that one of our prominent jobbing houses lias received the contract for furnishing the government supplies advertised for by the Commissary Department of the Pacific Division. It is said that the terms agreed upon between the parties, are very favorable for the Gov ernment. The goods can be purchased here now cheaper than the government can im port them. 1 tta. THE J O IT I v X A E. H. J. SEAMAN, EDITOR. SATIRMY FEB. >.1856. L. P. FISHER, is our authorized agent in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and subscriptions. MORE H A IX. California is unlike any other country in many respects. Whilst storms, rains, and a bountiful opening of the flood-gates of the clouds are in other places the precursors of general dissatisfaction with a consequent de sire on the part of all for a fair day with bright sunshine and a peep at the smiling face of nature, Californians, particularly those in whom all feel the deepest interest, the miners, are best content when rains are copiously descending, which greatly facili tates their mining operations in the way of water. Our mining population looks forward to the rainy season with more interest and hail its approach with more heartfelt gratitude than does the New England farmer the coming of harvest, for water is an indispen sable aid in their mining. For a few days of the past week we thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a very plentiful supply of wa ter from the heavens, giving business of every description a lively appearance, bright ening up the countenances of our citizens with zealous hopes and adding a renewed energy to their labors. No fears arc ever entertained on the part of the California miner of the rains or evil consequences from them for they ore his mainstay, and he feels blithe, lively and happy whilst sluicing with a good rain falling; and, in fact, there is scarcely any business of our citizens which is not rendered more brisk rather than impeded by wet weather, unless possibly the locomo tion of our law-makers at the Capitol, Sae romento, for it not. unfrequently happens that this good city is submerged by the wa ters rolling off our mighty mountains of the North. Hoping, however, the best for them all at Sacramento, that our laws may be all the more pure from a little washing, and our members the more laborious by being kept in their seats should the waters get too high for them, we will persist as did Dougherty in his three wishes and pray for a little more rain. ' Board of Supervisors. —Monday next, the regular meeting of the Board commen ces. We would suggest to the citizens of the several road districts throughout the County, the propriety of having them re-ar ranged. Wc have been informed that ma ny of them are very unequally laid out ; some containing scarcely any inhabitants, and others being thickly settled. It is im possible for the Board to district the Coun ty right, without having some reliable infor mation before them, by which to be guided. If the citizens of the different parts of the County were to send in suggestions to the Board in regard to this matter, making the boundaries clear and distinct, and throwing a fair proportion of the population in each, it would very materially assist them in lay ing out the districts. The appointing of proper persons as road overseers is another important matter, and should be particular ly looked after by our Supervisors, as many of those heretofore appointed have done nothing at all. We believe there are plen ty of men in each road district fitted for the oflicc, if the Board could find them out. — The road tax of this County for the coming year, if properly applied, would make great improvements in our roads. We cannot, of course, expect to do all in a single year, but by working the worst places first, in a short time we could have good roads throughout the County. Tomorrow, (Sunday,) is the day agreed upon by our leading merchants and traders, to commence closing their places of business. We trust they will not forget it, as it is an important step towards reform. — AA Street Encounter. —Mr. Crownin shield, editor of the Trinity Timer, and Mr. Crawford, one of the late proprietors of the Democrat, met on the street on Saturday last, some words passed between them, when Mr. Crawford fired a pistol at Mr. Crownin shield and missed him. Mr. Crowninshicld returned the fire, and several shots were then fired by both parties without effect.— One of the balls, however, very unceremo niously disturbed the equanimity of the pro prietor of the U. S. Bakery, who was sitting at his desk. The ball passed through the house directly over his head. JtM>“ The Hon. J. S. l’itzer and Sheriff Neblett left on Wednesday last for the pur pose of visiting the seat of government. * The Independence Hotel is nearly completed, and will, we understand, be opened on Sunday morning by Messrs. Batch elor & Davis. fiSjy- Carson Rowe have finished their new Livery Stable. "Frank” will always be found on hand when anything in his line is required. TIIE EEGISEATlTIE. The Senatorial question lias probably been disposed of for this season by the adoption in the Senate of the following resolution: “I! 'harms, the Senate deem the election of a U. S. Senator during the present ses sion of the Legislature, inexpedient and con trary to the wishes of a majority of the peo ple of the State of California, and further agitation of the question as not only unneces sary but calculated to divert the time and attention of the Senate from useful legisla tion, therefore, Bt it rescind, that the con sideration of the whole subject matter of a Joint Convention by the two Houses of this Legislature, the election of a U. S. Senator, to succeed the lion. Win. M. Gwin, whose term of office expired on the 3rd of March, 18of>, and all bills of any character relating to said Convention, which have already passed, or may pass hereafter, which may originate in this body or the Assembly, be postponed till January 1st, 1857.” Thus ends the matter. Attempts will no doubt be made by the American party to reconsider this resolution; it is hardly pos sible, however, that they will succeed, and this much vexed question is again left to be a bone of contention for future legislators. A bill has been passed requiring the State Treasurer to cancel the registration of State Controller’s Warrants drawn for State Prison purposes. The bill makes it a penal offence for the Treasurer to receive them for school or overflowed lands, or to pay them in any manner. A bill is before the house to appoint a Commissioner to receive from the U. S. Gov ernment the money appropriated for the payment of the War debt of the State. Notices of a great number of bills have been given by different members, and the probabilities arc we will have another long session. If, indeed, the Senatorial question is fully disposed of, and for the remainder of the session our law-makers are permitted to turn their whole energies and labor with a good will to the enactment of salutary laws for government of the people of this State, we ought not only to anticipate, but realize more benefit from their action than that of any of their predecessors. The election of a U. S. Senator—the sent of government, or some such unsettled and much coveted measure, has hitherto so en grossed the minds of our Legislators, as to entirely divert their attention from the real objects of their assembling together. Wc are induced to arrive at this conclusion from the fact that a great portion of the laws en acted have been made a nullity upon our statute book, by decisions of the Supreme Court declaring them unconstitutional; and we deem it a charitable construction to ex cuse such gross disregard of the constitution al law of the land, upon the ground that tInfir minds were preoccupied by more vexa tious and agitating subjects, rather than to such utter ignorance of our State constitu tion as they have displayed. Wc hope this Legislature will at least en deavor to correct the errors of their prede cessors. Our statute book as it now stands is little more than a farce, judging from the result of judicial proceedings upon it. With this state of affairs staring us in the face, the Judiciary Committee alone could pre sent Cor the consideration of the Legislature sufficient important work to keep them busy quite as long ns our Treasury could afford them to sit. There are many other subjects of equal importance to the people which c5.ll loudly for attention on the part of this Legislature which we will advert to in future. But we do hope that the fact that our legislative body Was created for the purpose of fliacting constitutional lRws, and laws tb provide reve nue for our State and county governments of such a nature as to render the direct tax upon permanent citizens as light as possible, thereby inducing a cheerful obedience to them, will not be lost sight of. GCLCir. —The mines in this Gulch are payingwell. On Tuesday last, Mr. John Jackson took from his claim a piece of pure gold, weighing over four ouaces. The fur ther into the hill the workmen advance, the better the pay. The scarcity of water du ring the summer, is a great drawback to the miners. Some of the best prospects in this locality are obtained above the reach of any water now used on the Gulch. It was the intention of the original proprietors of the North Fork Ditch Company, to extend their race to these diggings. It is gfcatly to be deplored that this work failed to be comple ted. Not only Oregon G uleh, but other sec tions within the reo<m of that ditch, remain unworked for want of water. Bit}" The St. Charles Hotel has opened, and “Hovey’s Bell” again reverberates through our valley. \ The Journal office will bo removed to-day to the new building nearly opposite the St. Charles Hotel, Main street. WayTlie Magnolia Bowling Alleys are completed and in operation. The Alleys have proved to be remarkably good, and we recommend all who are fond of this sort of exercise to try them \soiTH Fork. —We are informed by Mr. Ruch, that the farmers are beginning to plough, preparatory to putting in their crops. They have a Flouring and Saw Mill in pro cess of erection, and it is expected that it will be completed early enough next summer to grind all the wheat which will be raised on the Fork. We also learn that rich gold discoveries have lately been made, and that there are now about two hundred miners on the Fork, some of whom are doing very well. There is quite an extensive gold range in this locality, and when the new trail to lied Bluffs is completed through this section, we have no doubt these diggings will be sought after, and add another to our rich mining districts. Official Vote for Supervisor ix Bist. No. 2 : Ruch. Ward. Weaverville Precinct, 12(i 100 Weed’s “ 3 7 Butler’s “ 28 4 Total, 157 114 The polls at the other precincts in the District were not open. It will be seen by the above abstract that Mr. Ruch has been elected by a majority of 43 votes. Mr. Ituch’s interests are strong ly identified with those of the county, as he has his family with him on his ranch at the South Fork. For the welfare of the coun ty no better selection could have been made. Rodders Outwitted nv a Chinaman. —A few days since, two men met a Chinaman on the Shasta trail, about three miles this side of the Tower House, and demanded his mon ey. John as usual, replied ‘ no sabc,’ when the robbers unceremoniously commenced overhauling his person. John resisted, and in thcscufilc succeeded in throwing his purse, containing six hundred dollars, into the chnp parel, unperceived by the robbers, after which lie allowed himself to be quietly searched. Not finding any money they per mitted him to go. John afterwards hired a white man and returned to the place, where he found his purse safe where he had thrown it. John Chinaman occasionally gives evi dence of a shrewdness and cunning not ex celled by the inventors of ‘ wooden nutmegs’ and 1 shoe peg oats.’ Justice’s Court.—Before O. 11. 1’. Nor eros, J. F. Jan. 28—W. II. Nuthall, arraigned on charge of improper use of deadly weapons. Jury returned a verdict of Guilty Court imposed a fine of $200, or three months im prisonment in the County Jail. Deft, com mitted to the custody of the Sheriff. Jan. 29—George Beneldey, J. Law, J. Clark, and J. Mains, arraigned on charge of Malicious mischief. Deft’s, plead guilty.— Fined $40 each, and committed to the cus tody of the Shcrilf until paid. ' We notice in the lute Sun Francisco papers tlic advertisement of the Assistant Quartermaster, Pacific Division, U. S. Ar my, for sealed proposals for the transporta tion of stores from San Francisco to Fort Jones, Cal., and Fort Lane, Oregon Terri tory. The quantity for Fort Lane wil amount to about 350,000 pounds; and for Fort Jones about 1,000,000. Here is an opportunity offered to our enterprising citi zens. AA’o arc sufficiently near the bound of civilization to make some pretensions at least, in competition with those more favor ably situated. AVe should be pleased to hear of this contract being awarded to some of our citizens. Uncle Pam is good pay, and government contracts arc generally profitable. Amisemkxts. —The Misses Pelby and Cleveland, assisted by Air. Drahmer and a celebrated rlansucse, give a concert this evening at the AVeaverville Theatre. A ring worth $25. will be awarded for the best con undrum. Robiiehy at French Town.— The house of a Frenchman named Anthony Berger, was broken open on Saturday last, and several articles of value stolen, among which were two Colt’s pistols, worth $25 each, a Dia mond ring worth $250, and $8 or $10 in sil ver coin. A search-warrant was issued, but nothing found on the suspected persons or premises. yw The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers are fast filling up with the sediment carried down from the mining streams, it is feared navigation will in a few years be obstructed. In anticipation of such a re sult, attention should be directed towards the construction of railroads to meet this dif ficulty. JfciT'J. AA'. Sullivan A Co., of the News Depot, San Francisco, will accept our thanks for the January number of Harper’s .Maga zine. AV’e call attention to the extensiyi assortment of Jewelry, AA’atches, etc., adver Used by Briggs, Dev A Co., of San Francis co, in another part of our paper. Bfc?“King Kamfhnmeha IA' is taking Ies sons of A'ankee Sullivan, in the manly nr of self-defence. J,atest News. Wo arc indebted'to Mr. Jas. A. Hender son, of Rowe’s Express, for the Alta Cali fornia of the 28tli, any the Union and Jour nal of the 29th, from which we gather the following items: No later news of importance from the Legislature. The wife of W. If. Rhodes, Esq., Gover nor’s private secretary, died very suddenly at Sacramento. The very latest rumor is that some of the Know Nothings have determined to go into joint convention for the election of United States Senator without the consent of the Senate. It is proposed that the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate call a joint convention. Rain is falling copiously in the lower country. Encouraging accounts arc being received from all parts of the mines. In the ease of Harper vs. the County Judge of San Francisco, the Supreme Court decided that County and District courts have concurrent jurisdiction in cases of bank ruptcy. Bfvt.A man named Edward Cahill died in the Sacramento Hospital, from the effects of a blow from the fist of John Butler. The Atlantic steamer is hourly ex pected in San Francisco. There is but a small amount of busi ness yet filed to be disposed of by the Board of Supervisors, and they will probably have a short session. Those having matters to present for their consideration, had better hand them in early. BgU We are indebted to Rhodes & Whit ney’s and Blake & Co.'s Expresses for full files of Sacramento and San Francisco pa pers during the week. Jfew"’ The Sun Francisco livening Bulletin comes to us again enlarged. Its circulation is now over 5000, although it is but a few months since it first appeared. The course pursued by the Bulletin is commendable, and deserves the support of the public. learn from the San Francisco pa pers, that the ship Sirocco, which cleared from that port for China, a few days since, took as freight, 107 coffins, containing the bodies of deceased Chinamen. B6g“Tlie Limantour Claim to four square leagues of land in and about the city of San Francisco, has been confirmed by the Land Commissioner. “Earthing the Fox." — Last evening about 9 o’clock a member (who shall be nameless, but who can be seen any day at the Orleans,) paid a visit to Chinadom, being anxious to ascertain the manners and customs of so singular a people; during his visit a dispute arose about the value of a cer tain piece if coin, and to settle the matter, the Legislator took the law into his own hands and drew a pistol upon a Celestial nymph, who screamed, and alarmed the neighborhood. An officer appeared and the member vamosed and crawled under the house, where the policeman and some boys “cor ralled'’ him for an hour, and then let him go, covered with mud, and mortified beyond ex pression.— State Tribune, 18//S. Capitol Wit.— One of the “assembled wisdom,” in speaking of the Governor's In. augural, swore it was “the best valedictory he had ever listened to.” When the subject of the Pages’ salaries came up before the House the other day, it was proposed to fix the same at a certain sum jier diem, where upon a member from the interior arose and asked to “have the matter fully explained before going any further There had been a heiji of talk about rctrcnchin' and ref,mo and he desired to know whether so much pi diem meant by the week, or the month, or for the term!’'—Stale Tribune, fiSaT - The Sacramento Union says that In galls—the young man who was shot by Ida Vanard, for wliicc she stands indicted, was delivered up by his bondsmen a few days since, and detained at the Station House. He came to the city with the intention, it was supposed, of leaving the State. 8©rThe Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance adjourned after a session of three or four days. The officers elected for the ensuing term, are as follows : Rev. I. S. Diehl, 1*. G. W. P. ; E. W. Roberts, G. W. I’.; A. C. Manning, G. S. ; A. M. Winn, G. S. ; Rev. 0. C. Wheeler, Grand Chaplain, ; E. C. Fleming, G. C. tteij’ -Yan Diemen's Land exists no longer, the Queen having been graciously pleased to accede to a petition from the colony, pray ing that the name of Van Dicman’s Land should be'changed to that of ‘ Tasmania.’ —mm w — Gen. Wool has returned from Ore gon. He says that the evils of the war, and the force of the Indians were much ex aggerated. JJ&* Siloski, the man who attempted to bribe Mayer of the Cora jury, was lined $500, and sent to the county jail for five a\ s correspondent of thcToim Tall:, at Grenada, Nicaragua, writfes - follows : ‘ As>tlic man who takes pm tters and papers ito the Cortes is waiting me, I am obliged to cut you off with a ry short epistle. Contrary to the prophecies of nay of the wise men of the United States, Vikcr and his men still live I Additions toir army are being made daily, and this old c which had been permitted to grow so dull nd run almost to decay, is beginning to a- ne an appearance of life, activity kincss, that reminds me of other American mnm nities. There is a field here for mechanievhich would pay well even at the present ne. — In fact, the opening for all trades at pro fessions may be considered good, ite rate boot and shoe maker, who coulilTurd to work a few months on credit, woi he kept pretty busy. A tailor, too, whhad no particular use for money, could akc a nice thing of it. There is not a n: of us who would not take a coat or a p ot pants, and indeed I think we might bier suaded to go in to the extent of a wl'e suit. Good,cheap boarding-houses is nth cr enterprise which would pay here, a I am astonished that nobody has embed the opportunity. But the great advantes of this place,and the openings that exi.or men of energy, ambition and capita!, mo well known, that it is unnecessary for no enumerate them. A lager beer cellar re would pay better than any claim in tlicd fornia mines : besides the popularity oiie proprietor would be such as to event lv place him among the first and greatest m of the Nicaragua nation. The article called money—that is toe. gold and silver—is scarce here. The i culty, however, experienced from the sci ty of coin is somewhat softened by the pearance every morning of several Lais of ‘ scrip,’ which is scattered profusely at among the boys. According to a genii order of our commander-in-chief, this so is as good as gold, for one day ; at nig the Minister of Finance comes round, ral it all in ; packs it nwnv carefully in the b rels, which are placed under lock ond ki and we, poor d vils, are dead broke un the next morning, when the same opernth is gone through with again. It is amusii to sec how liberal the boys are with th scri|>. ‘ Poker i> (lie game they go all the money on, and the way they bet would mak old gamblers open their eyes. One little cui ley headed fellow, belonging to Company ( put up a half a barrel of scrip yesterday o; a pair of deuces and won! A member c Company D. was afraid to call him with fon kings. The cohesive power of poker, scrij and the American (lag is wlmt holds Walk er's army together. Long may it wave !’ Labor, Labor. — We take the followin paragraph from the New Orleans Pica yum and commend r to our readers. Tiga would be much more of peace and prosperit; in this world of urs, if its inhabitants spen fewer idle hours, lays and years. God mad us all to work, a a means of good to our selves and to othrs: • “ Occupation. What a glorious thing i is for the human heart! Those who worl hard seldom yield themselves entirely up t< fancied or real arrow. W hen grief sit down, folds its hands, and mournfully feed upon its own tcar<, weaving the dim shad ows that a little exertion might sweep awar into a funeral pull the strong spirit is shorn of its might, and snrows become our mas ter. When troubles flow upon you dark and heavy, toil no’ with the waves, vrestk not with the torrent; rather seek by omt pation to divert th dark waters that threat* en to overwhelm you into a thousand chntv nels which the duties of life always present, Before you dream nf it those waters will for, tilize the present and give birth to fresh flowers that may brighten the future- flow ers that will become pure and holy in the sunshine which penetrates to the poll of duly in spite of every obstacle. G rief, after all, is but a .selfish feeling, and most elfish is the man who yields' himself to the indul gence of any passion which brings nojy to his fellow-man.” We are indebted to E. A. Rowe Esq. for public document) of value. flitf-Of the members of the presen £e; islature, 65 arc single men, 41 are ni-rjei and one is. a widower ; 62 are Amncai born in free states, 4;, Americans b- n I slave states, 2 are native Californios, ermany, . el were born in Ireland, 1 in Q in France ; 51 are between 60 and 40 t* of age , oS are between twenty and tnr years of age ; 17 are between 40 an '< veais ot age. Among their number v' miners, 10 farmers, 16 merchants. Seymour and ( 0., of QuccnsOn have received a consignment of bulla 1 100,000 dollars by the brig Emma, '« t alilornia, which has been deposited in This is the first importation of bullin' Cork.—Ah Y. Citizen. Cto> I he Sew \ ork Times estimate tbo number of eggs annually consumed in hat city, at 100,000,000.