OCR Interpretation

The Trinity journal. [volume] (Weaverville, Trinity County, Cal.) 1856-1857, June 21, 1856, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93053243/1856-06-21/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Death of an Actress from Fire.
The New York Evening 1'ost gives the
following particulars of the death by burn
rg of of Nl'llc Pauline Ganet, n French ac-
t r e t - of some note, at Nibio’s on the evening
( r the 20th ult : “Inuring one of the evlrnc
t's the bells began ringing for lire, and M'lle
Genet sprang into a chair and thence into a
window, to try and discover where the fire
was. In this position her gauze dress acci
dentally catne iu contact with the light of a
gass burner, and she w as immediately envel
oped in flames. A little trirl from behind
exclaimed, ‘Pauline, you arc on fire !'
"Miss Genet, in her terror, instead of
grasping her dress and smothering the flume,
tried to extinguish it by shaking her dress
in the air. This of course, only made mat
ters worse, and rushing from the room she
ran down stairs. Her mother tried to
throw something upon her to smother the
flames, ami a gentleman w ith an overcoat
in his arms tried to fling it around her, but
in vain, she would allow no one to touch
her. The lire soon burned through her light
clothes into her flesh, and the only way it
could be extinguished was bv those who
were near rushing upon her ami tearing her
clothes from her piece-meal. Her limbs,
especially her arms, were shockingly burned.
"She was but nineteen years old, and
earrie out from France with an engagement
at Nibio’s for a year. Her character was
exemplary, and she lived very retired with
har mother, Mrs. Josephine Genet, w ho will
fcocn return to France.”
Mrs. Harris. An Incident of the late In
dian War in the North.
It was ou the 9th of October last, about
9 o’clock in the morning', that the Indians
made an attack upon the house of .Mr. (Jeo.
W. Harris, aljout thirty miles from Jackson
ville, on tlic road to Northern Oregon.—
Mr. Harris and wife, with their little daugh
ter, 12 years of age. were the only persons
at the house, their little son David having
gone about half a mile distant to a field.—
When the Indians approached and were in
the yard, to the number of about twenty,
they fired two or three shots, one of which
passed through ihe door and struck Mr
Harris in the breast, which caused his death
in less than an hour. The little girl run
down stairs and to the door, where her
father was lying shot. Several shots were
tired by the Indians, one passing through
the little girl’s arm, but without breaking
the bone. Mrs. Harris closed the doors,
and was advised by her dying husband to
fight until she was killed—not to be taken
prisoner. The little girl, Ann Sophia, then
went upstairs, her wound bleeding profusely.
Mrs. bail two guns, one a rifle, the
other a double-barrelled shot-gun ; also, two
pistols, one a six-shooter, the other a single
barrel. She commenced firing at the In
dians through the tracks of the house, but
thinks she did not at first hit any of them.
Her husband soon expired, and her daugh
ter being badly wounded and bleeding, was
unable to afford her any assistance for some
time. The Indians having taken all the
horses out of the burn, set fire to it, as well
as the out-honses, and were making desper
ate efforts to fire the dwelling house also
M rs. H. still kept up her firing, though it is
impossible to tell the number of shots she
fired, as she lias no recollection, only that
■he fired from the hour of the attack until
late in the evening. During the day, the
Indians made a parley, running some hun
dred yards from the house, which enabled
her to examine her little daughter’s wound.
At that time, or before, there is no doubt
but they murdered her little son, David, only
ten years of ago, who, as before stated, was
some half a mile distant ut the time of the
In the evening the Indians drew off’, not
able to approach the house on account of
her continuous fire-—having burned every
thing except the dwelling house. Mrs.
Harris and her lit tie daughter left the house
and crawled iuto a very thick brush of wil
lows, immediately by the road side, and re
mained there during the night. Next
morning she saw several Indians, but they
did not discover her. When the attack was
made by Major Fitzgerald and his command
oil the Indians at Wagoner’s, she heard the
report of the guus, and know, she says, that
a battle was going ou. In a short time she
saw the volunteers approaching, but still
preserving her self-possession, she remained
in her place of concealment until no doubt
remained that those approaching were
whites, and her friends.
Mrs. Harris is the daughter of James
Young, formerly of the State of Tennesse.
8hc was married to Mr. Harris in Lafayette
county, Missouri. Emigrated to Oregon in
the year 1852. Blie is a relative of that
well known and celebrated pioneer, Ew ing
Young, w ho died in (Jhelmlem valley, Yam
hill county, in this Territory, in 18-1J.
Well might (jeii. Lane say that lie would
ask for a pension for this noble-hearted,
patriotic lady. She is not a heroine of a
lauded romance, but the heroine of a hard
fought battle, wherein she saved the Hie of
herself and daughter, by lighting over the
corpse of her husband.
»She merits the undivided sympathy of a
nation’s gratitude-—by bestowing upon her
and her little daughter a pension lor life.
— Table llcck Sentinel.
Resignation of Alexander Bell. —It
would seem Irom the following letter, writ
ten by Alex. Bell, one of the State Prison
Directors, ton friend and published in the
Tf tcn Tall., tlmi he is about to resign the
office in- now bolds :
K.ix Fbakcisco, June 11th, 1856.
To a Friend —Sir : My reply to your
note of this date I hope will prove satisfac
tory. I was elected by the people of this
Btute, and have the evidences of having
faithfully and fairly discharged my duty as
a public servant. Yet, I must say, that as
long as villainy goes unpunished in. high
places, thut 1 am unwilimg to retain the
leunL confided to me by a generous constit
uency, and would resign to-morrow had 1
not anticipated my pay for the coming quar
ter, by drawing it in advance ; after which,
although elected for three years, i shall
most cheerfully return to those friends who
kindly entrusted me with the guardianship
of the State’s interests at the (State Prison,
all powers invesled in me as Director of the
same, and leave it in the bunds of men better
achooied in villainy than 1 am to manage
it. Yours,
At*?, firu., Btate Prison Director.
I’. FIS1IKR. is our authorized agent
in Sau Francisco, to obtain advortiacimtuts and
"•''Mr. K. <1. Josi.in is our authorized Agent
tn solicit .subscriptions andAdvcrtisemeats.nl
Lewiston. Bates' Ranch. Ridgeville. and at othei
points on his route.
7MP S. \Y. Havktjit. is our regularly authori/.e<I
Agent to solicit iSubacriplioUB and Advertisements
at Cation City.
To AovkkrtsKits.—Persons having Advertise
ments for insertion in the Jot h\ \i.. w ill please ti
leave them at the ollice of publication early on
Friday morning.
Single copies of the Joiknal. in wrapper*.
for the Atlantic Mail, can lie had at the publica
tion office.
Our Position.
As tin 1 time is fast approaching when the
different political parties will be holding
conventions for the purjiose of nominating
candidates for county olficers to he elected
at the general election this fall, we take
this early opportunity of saying, that, al
though one of the parties connected with
th v-Journal is at present an incumbent ot a
countv office : no one connected with our
- •
establishment lias any idea of being again a
candidate for tint/ public office. We are de
sirous of seeing good and competent men
elected to lill our county offices, without re
gard to party. We therefore wish it dis
tinctly understood that we have no connec
tion whatever, in the coming election with
any political party —but shall endeavor as
announced in the first number of our paper
to keep the Journal strictly Iwlepcndtnt.
Jas. A. IVitkhson Ksg., Indian Agent
for the Northern portion of California ar
rived in town yesterday on his way to the
Klamath Indian reserve, where he intends
colhctting all the Indians in this portion of
the State. We are happy to meet our old
friend James again and no man could have
been appointed who would do this part of
the State as great service, us Mr. 1’. llis
long residence in Trinity County and the
Coast region in the North gives him decided
advantage in the business. The interests of
the Country as well as that of the Indians
ure safe in his hands.
H. J. Howe, Ks(p, Dist. Attorney of this
County arrived in town yesterday with his
lady. He has been to the Atlantic States
on a matrimonial visit. Welcome, Henry.
Hon. W. W. Upton’s family returned on
he Golden Gate, to join him in Sacramento,
where he is settled in the practice of the law.
Mrs. Upton’s numerous friends in Weaver
ville will be pleased to learn that she has re
turned to California again.
Favors during the Week.
Messrs. Henderson & Howe of Howe A
Co Express* for Jlurpers Magazine, N. V.
He raid, Citizen, Daily Times, New Orleans
'/Vue Delta, Louisville Journal and full files
of San Francisco and Sacramento papers
up to the 1 sih inst-
Jolin Anderson Esq., of Hliodes A YVliit
neys Express for full files of Atlantic papers
including Dollar Paper, Home Journal and
full files of California papers as lute as the
18th inst.
F. W. Blake of liluke A Co. Express for
New York, Boston and New Orleans papers.
Harpers Magazine, and tiles of California
papers. Thanks gentlemen.
Out friend of the “ Shades” touches the
palate in a tender place with his deiiecaies,
so suy the printers after sampling those sent
in by him just us we were going to press —
The proprietor knows how to please the boys.
The “Vigilante.”
We are indebted to .las. A. Henderson, of itowe
& Co.'s Express, lor a copy of tlie first number of
the IT yilante, publislied in Shasta. This sheet is
deioted to the suppression ol vice in high places,
and tlie upholding of crops in tin: valleys. The
typographical appearance of the paper is neat,
and the editor, Mr. drove K. Godfrey, wields more
than an ordinary pen. The editorials are written
in a clear, chaste and bold style, and gives assur
ance of a stout heart and a strong arm : just such
a man as should be at the head of a public jour
nal in Shasta. We would give the leader entire
if we hud room, but our readers must be content
this week with a few extracts.
The editor says in rclution to the population of
the country, that *• society at the present time,
though rude and uncouth, will improve with the
increase of population and wealth in California.”
We think so too.
The following paragraph is rather racy :—“Di
vorce sits like Satan in Paradise, and converts
this Kd n of home to a perfect lu ll and degrada
tion.” This is certainly a pretty paragraph, but
we must confess we do uot understand it.
The following is so appropriate to our new ly
settled country that we are sure it will he rnlis/ac
hiri/ to tlie public :— ‘‘ Lawyers have lived upon
the ill-gotten gains of criminals, w hich they have
murdered, robbed and taken away from the vic
tims of lusts and damnable villimiy.” Spicy.
The editor wishes a partner with a strong con
stitution, und in cash. Who doeti uot?—
Abo. applications for matrimony will be received
until the 4th ol July,by Mr. Godfrey, Hut ladies,
you need not apply unless you cun gel a certifi
cate ol good character from the Priest of the Par
ish. According to the Vigilante, the growing
crops of Shasta Co. will amount to $-M98.6<i0, the
present season. The taxable property of the Co.
is pul down at $18,000,000. With another paper
like Mr. Godfrey ’s, Shasta would he the richest
County in the State.
We have sent you, Mr. Editor, just suc h a man
as your advertisement calls for, us a partner. As
10 his good moral character, we refer you to Jus.
Loug, Esq., of Shasta.
Tilt: Post Master at this place 1ms received the
first copy of the “Pacific Mail List, which is to
be posted iu the office by order of the Depart
At tbe.tlme we go to prew, no doubt tbe politi
rnl parlies of the Union are properly organize!
in the Atlantic States, with their regularly noifti
nated candidates for the Presidency, flying at the
head of each sail paper. The Democratic
and Republican Concentions assembled at Cin
cinnati the present month, have done their work
the issues are joined.nml the American people are
sitting as the trial jurors, to determine the issues
thus joined by the politiciansof thedifTerent States
of the Union. In whose name the suits of the
the parties above named have been brought, we
are unable to state, indeed, conjecture fails to
throw any light on the subject, and it would be
idle in us and uninstructfve to our readers Xoguru
at the result of their deliberations. The X. V.
llrr.tUI gives as the result of their investigation
as to the Democratic Convention, that ituclianun
will receive 3i» Southern and .'>2 Northern votes,
making a total of HI votes : Pierce tih Southern
and 41 Northern votes, making a total of lit" ;
Douglass. 47 ; Scattering. 6 This calculation is
made exclusive of New York and Missouri, both
of which have sent double setts of delegates.
U,. prefer waiting for the result, rather than give
a speculative one, that our readers are as compe
tent to draw as ourselves, and one that would la
more satisfactory to them than ours. The verdict
of the jury in November next will lx- looked for
willi great anxiety.
The 4th.
Tin- Anniversary of our National Independence
will soon have made its reappearance again, and
our citizens should make preparations to celebrate
it in a proper manner. We have been taught from
our youth to pledge anew to each other our lives,
our fortunes, and our sacred honor." to maintain
the declaration so solemnly entered into eighty
years ago by our sires. There are many children
in this place and vicinity that w ill recollect in af
ter years with lively emotions, the renewal of
that pledge, to be faithful to the principles of the
Constitution, which is the offspring of the most
solemn, chaste, determined and eloquent instru
ment that ever was penned by uninspired man, if
the coming 4tli is properly observed. As citizens
of one of the greatest nations on earth, and of
the most powerful Itcpublic that ever existed, we
have a fearful responsibility to perform to the ri
sing generation. In a few years the helm of ev
ery department of State w ill be committed to the
youth of the country. How necessary it is then,
that they should be preperly educated in every
particular branch of our free institutions. What
can be a more appropriate theme for them to con
template upon, than the reading of the Declara
tion of Independence, accompanied by an apt and
well delivered discourse upon the cause that gave
rise to that Declaration ; the struggle, depriva
tions, and final success of our arms the w orking
of the Government under our present organic
law , as well as our rapid increase in population
and territory. And that the whole matter may
have a proper appeurauce, and produce the right
feeling, let us have a considerable roar of the can
non, and the spirit of 76 w ill bo reproduced, and
when a proper call is made for our services, shoul
der arms, right about face, march, will lie the
w atchword, and victory or death,will he the motto.
We say. by all means have a celebration that all
ran participate in, that are proud of our Imnner.
There is a party, we understand, that intend
celebrating the day on the summit of the moun
tain, immediately on the north of town. This
will do for it few lmrdy men, that are able to
travel up the rugged steep with blankets and pro
visions on their hacks, lint what are you going
to do with the ladies nml children, gentlemen '!
Surely you have not forgotten the days when you
were seated by your mothers, and heard the story
of your country's wrongs from them, ami how
your youthful eye brightened at the injunction of
your dames to imitate the example of the heroes
of the Revolution.
Celebrate, by all means, lmt for Heaven's sake
celebrate that day where the smiles of the fair
ones can be upon you, and tlie example be of ser
vice to the children of the place.
Jimmy Smith.
1 In* individual. mention! <1 m the proceeding*
of the Court of Sessions lust week, was sentenced
by the Court, on the 14th inst., to ten years lmrd
labor in the State Prison. After the sentence was
pronounced, and Smith conducted to the jail, An
thony Koth, the man from whom he had stolen
the gold dust, was permitted to visit the jail, and
after considerable parleying,Sriiith Informed Koth
where he had the dust concealed. Koth, accom
panied by several of our citizens, proceeded to
the place, and found It.'l ounces of the dust buried
in the cabin of Mr. Ackerman, Smith's partner.
Smith, in charge of Deputy Sheriff J. A. Wat
son. left town on Monday last, for his new place
of abode, where it i* imped during the next ten
years lie may avail himself of a trade, that will
enable him to procure an honest livelidood in fu
Groups of Men in the Street What does
it Mean?
We have noticed lor several days past little
knots of nil'll in the streets of our quiet t illage in
close conversation and from the character of the
parties engaged ill these strange proceedings, we
have no fears of any evil design on their part
against our citizens Init what does it mean. Are
the County officers for the next term being par
celed out so soon. We might think it was elec
tioneering if November was not so far distant.
Well go on gentlemen it is a long time a head
and many worthy men are willing to sacrifice
their personal interest at the shrine of their coun
trys call. ‘-Jordan is an easy road to travel we
Mr. Hulme’s dancing school closed lust Monday
evening in accordance with the notice published
in our lust issue—the proceeds of which wus gen
erously donated toward paying oil' the existing
debt uguinst the School house. Mr. Ilulme will
ever be remembered kindly by this community
for this aet of generosity.
Miss Lizzie llurlmnk. hud u very pleasant
Assembly ut the Trinity Theater on Thursday
evening lust which was numerously attended.—
Miss ii. in company with several gentlemen of the
profession left town on yesterday morning for
Canon City, Uig Hat and other points on the
Trinity river where they intend giving Theatrical
We are requested to stute that Miss Lizzie Bur
bank will not give an Assembly ut the Trinity
Theater on Friday evening next, owing to her en
gagements claewher*.
News by the Golden Gate.
Bv the JSteamsiip Golden Gate we hare ten
davH later from the Atlantic State*, The nows is
Of the utmost importance to California. IV alker s
government Las been recognized by the President
of the United States, by receiving Padre Vijil,
the new Minister of Nicaragua. This act of our
Government ensures a safe and speedy transit to
passengers over this route, and gives Americans a
decided advantage in Central America. The in
telligence of the recognition of the Nicaraguan
government had no sooner reached the Southern
States, than large parties of men started to join
Walker's government, and enthusiastic meetings
were held in the city of New-Fork, sympathising
with him. and u loan of half a million of dollars
was effected in that city to aid the new Govern
ment. This has the appearance of fillilmstering
on a large scab , by the people of this country, if
not by the Government itself. Hut it is not to be
wondered at when Great Hritian has. for the last
fifty years, been endeavoring to gain the ascen
dency in Sontb America, by persuasion, coercion
and diplomacy. Monroe laid down the doctrine
that no aggression on the part of monarchial pow
ers would be tolerated by the United States to ter
ritory occupied by Republican governments on
this continent in future, ami from that day the
Central ami Southern American republics have
been watched with a jealous eye by- the crowned
le ads of Europe. The crisis has arrived. The
I’layton-Hulwer treaty has been the bone of con
tention for the past three years. Cramptoii, the
Hrltish Minister, has been dismissed by our gov
ernment, ostensibly for enlisting soldiers in this
country for the Eastern w ar, but in point of fact,
on account of the difference existing between the
two governments on the Central American ques
tion. The question must be met boldly, and the
first ste p lias been taken by the Executive of this
nation, in the recognition of the Nicaraguan Min
ister, and the dismissal of Mr. Crumpton. It is
thought by many w ise Ttalesmcn that this is no
cause of war between the two great nations of the
eaeth. but w hen we consider that ascendency for
power is the point of difference between us, and
that England proper is not one half the extent of
California, and yet in her w ay is the greatest na
tion of the earth, and that she has acquired her
present greatness by a steady and continued en.
croochment upon foreign territory, we cannot be
lieve she will yield her pretended right to Central
America without an appeal to arms. Jf this is
tlie policy of Great Hritian. will this government
recede from her present position ? The signs of
the times answers, no! Time will prove whether
we are w orthy of the name of the great Repub
lic or not.
Congress is doing but little of interest to the
general reader, except in the matter above refer
red to.
The homicide committed by P. T. Herbert, our
member in the House, was brought up in that
body on the 14th of May. for investigation, and
was imlefliuitely postponed by a vote of 7!) to 70.
The Kansas troubles urc still exciting, and the
people ure responding to Gov. Shannon's procla
mation in large numbers. On the 2IMh ult., six
hundred men, armed and equipped, had assembled
at Lccoinptoti, and live hundred ut Franklin.
The greatest excitement prevailed throughout the
Territory, and a battle between the U. S. troops
and the Free States party was expected soon. (In
the next day, however, Mr. Cox, of the Free State
party, waited on Marshal llonaldson. to ask his
ultimatum. The Marshal replied that all persons
against w hom process had been issued, must be
given up, and the citizens of Lawrence yield ex
plicit obedience to the enact at taw* of the Territo
ry, all of which was promised by Mr. Cox. We
hope the next Steamer will bring news of peace
in Kansas.
The growing crops in New York, Ohio, Michi
gan, Illinois, Missouri, Maryland and Wisconsin,
say the papers from those States, promise mi abun
dant burv est.
A fact worthy of note, is, that not a single news
paper brought by the Golden Gate, records a rail
road accident or lire, worthy of notice. This is
Providential. Take the new s altogether, and it is
highly satisfactory.
Tboinan has been playing to better houses than
coiiTd have been expected, during the extreme
warm weather of the past week. Estelle Totter
however, and her able supporters cause many to
forget the heat.
On last Saturday evening" Joan of Are’’ was
produced w ith great applause,being the lirst time
ever performed in California. It was reproduced
on the next evening, by universal request of the
audience. Miss Totter personated Joan of Arc,
on her war-horse, Thonuitso. (Nate. Young’s pony.)
Miss Toiler's rendering was beautiful and life-like.
The horse did remarkably well, committing but
one indiscretion, owing to the strange character
lie was required to perform. The whole play went
off to the entire satisfaction of the house ; each
performing their parts in time and taste.
Mrs. Evrard's benefit came off last evening. -
To-night the great Historical Drama, in 11 Acts,
of • I,a Tour De Nesle ; or, the Chamber of Death,’
from the Trench of Victor Hugo. Miss Totter
in her great character of " Marguerite of burgun
dy. Queen of France and Navarre.”
On Tuesday evening next .Mr. It. S. Mortimer
is to have a benefit, when the comedy of "Don
Ciesar de Bazan"will be performed, Miss Totter
as Marntann, and the play of “Faint Heart never
won Fair Lady.” The numerous friends of Mr.
Mortimer, will we trust upon that occasion give
him satisfactory proof of their appreciation.—
Thursday next Miss Lizzie Burbauk is also to
have a benefit on which occasion the Drama of
"Kent Day” and the new farce of “That Blessed
Baby” will be perfofmed.
' w — - -
Fire-Proof Brick Buildings.
James Edgecombe is erecting a tine building be'
tween the Magnolia and Messrs. Davison A Hums’
Drug store, on Main street, 20x60 feel, the found
ation of which is laid, and the masons busily en
gaged in laying the brick. Messrs. Tinuln, Com
stock & Martin, Duck A Cole, Loomis, lluscroft A
Co., lladger & Co., Moss, Maine A Co., 8. |). Kri
der and II. Mocker, will all build tire-proof build
ings during the present scasoii, and many more
talk of building. This is as it should be, and has
the appearance of permanent wealth in our midst.
When these buildings are completed, our town
will be comparatively secure from lire.
Mksshs. Howakd * Smaut wore the Attorneys
of J. 11. Wills, tried and acquitted of Grand Lar
ceny, at the June Term of the Court of Hussions.
In our report of the Court proceedings last week,
we unintentionally omitted to give the names
the Attorneys in this case,
Gov. Johnson and his Army.
Tlio Governor In Mi war mutter*, remind* us
of the boy thnt gave us an excuse for being lute
nt school. that it was so slippery, when he stepped
two feet forward he would slip three feet back
ward, t'pondieing asked how he managed to get
there at that rate, replied, that he could not have
made the trip had he not turned around and went
the other way. We fear our wise ami sagacious
Xreli/ will not lie able to quell the inturredion in
Sail Francisco, until he turns the other way, for
his army i/rdsi mull and beautifully /rw, wlule the
people increase in numbers ami moral strength.
From the tone of the papers below, there is little
or no fear of a collision between the people and
the law and murder party. Thus ends a chapter
of the Executive’* tom-foolery.
Attempt at Suicide.
On Thursday Inst, a week ago. a Indy well known
in Northern California, while travelling upon thi
1 reka trail, made an excuse to atop by the road
side ; her travelling companions went on some
distance, but finally her long delay made them
suspicions tlint some accident had happened her.
One of the party accordingly returned to the place
where they Imd parted, and there found her mule
browsing, but the rider was not to he seen. Alter
some little hunting about, the gentleman conclu
ded to go down to the river : and to his grent sur
prise there found her Hunting upon the surface, ill
a small eddy.
We refrain from publishing the name of the par
ty. as she is a lady ot considerable talent, and her
connexions are among the most respect aide peo
pie ia&tu Francisco.- -S/iaetu Courier, June It.
Friend Courier yon are sold steambouted—im
posed upon, nnd must give it up. Our II. I). S.
and A. M. 11. of 11—— s Ville concluded to have
a little pastime with the boi/ti, and invented the
heart-rending account of this attempt at suicide.
The story soon gained credence ut a distance, and
our lieighlsirs fell an easy prey to tlic report, for
it is not difficult for an Editor to be imposed upon
about a matter that his future hopes and happi
ness cling to with the affection of life itself.—
Fear not, friend Courier, the fair Julia still lives,
and with a fair prospect of not dying, at least
from drowning, and should the gallant that at
tended this fairy over the mountains, be compel
led to travel in charge of this treasure again, and
be ncccssiated to return in search of his prize and
And the mule browsing, be assured the damsel will
not lie far distant.
It is a source of great pleasure to the Knights
of the Order of E. C. V. of this place to know
that the Courier refrained from giving the name
of the talented lady, as she is an honorary mem
ber of the Order ; at least, she lias all the jams
teonls. Neighbor, we extend to you our right band
in token of our friendship, since the late improve
ment in your modesty. We hope the Regalia is
The Telegraph to Oakland. —On Satur
day lust our city was placed lit direct com
munication, t>v way of Benicia, with Oak
land. Front this it will be perceived that
the submarine cable across the Straits of
Gurquinez has been at length successfully
laid, we have the assurance of Mr. Strong,
the malinger of the Alta Line, that the
work of laying the cable across the Bay to
San Francisco, will lie hurried on with
proper dispatch. Before the end of the
week we may have two lines of Telegraph
to San Francisco. — Sacramento Unian, \ Wi
Wo take the following from the Yreka
Union of the 14th inst :
“Jn our last number we announced the
murder of two men on McKinney creek, in
this county. We have since received u com
munication from Mr. Edward Flanagan of
Barkhouse creek, from which we make the
following extracts : “Seventeen men start
ed over this morning (June (itli) from Little
Humbug and this place, to see (lie bodies
of the murdered men. < )ne v\ as found ly ing
in the water in the middle of I lie creek, and
the other in the upper bunk of an abandoned
cabin near the spot—how he got there we
cannot tell. Both bodies were frightfully
mutilated. Besides a bullet in each, one
had bis forehead and jaw stove in, and cut
nil over the back nnd abdomen with knives.
The other had his throat cut, three arrows
in his back, nnd mutilated in the back. It
was truly heartrending to behold them.—
Both were young men in the vigor of man
hood, and remarkably quiet, inoffensive,
hard working good citizens. The parties
murdered were Tlioma Stewart, lute from
Hogue River Valley, and Charles W. Green,
of Blattsburg, New York. Their bodies
were ns decently interred us circumstances
would permit.”
Padre Vijil, the Nicaraguan Minister.
The l’udre, who has just been recognized
at Washington as the Minister from Nica
ragua, or Walker’s government, is said to ho
a remarkable man, and enjoys a greater rep
utation, as a thinker and scholar, than most
of his countrymen, at home or abroad, lie
is now in the maturity of his powers, being
about forty-nine or fifty years of age, anil
has improved his naturally acute and search
ing intellect by comprehensive and varied
observations of men, manners and things.
In many respects his career has been ad
venturous, singular, almost romantic, and
displays as his salient characteristics, presci
ence, promptitude and versatility. The Pa
dre was at one time a lawyer practising in
Grenada, we believe, and enjoyed very great
prestige as an accomplished jurist and skill
ful speaker, being almost as effective in court
ns in chambers, in pleading as in advice.
lie became connected with some of the po
litical movements which agitated Central
America periodically, and had to choose be
tween exile and death as a penalty of his
patriotism, or his rashness, or his ambition
or whatever it may be called. Accordingly
he was obliged to leave Central America
and was refused the privilege of returnin''
in the character of a lawyer, or a soldier or
a politician. Only one role remained which
he could play with any adequate chance of
success, and in due time lie resolved to per
lorm it and re-appear in his native country
under the protection of the Church, and in
the surplice and stole of a priest.
In his new capacity the Padre won many
friends and rapidly rose to distinction in
the ecclesiastical world. Personally tlqypa
dre is a very accomplished with
a splendid physical usw i lU s^lltal organi
_ 110 siffd to be one of the handsomest
i in Nicaragua. If is name is written Vi
v igil, Vigile, and Vigily.~W. Y. Ctttzen,
Later from the Atlantic States and Europe.-
The Panific Mai! Steamship Golden flat©'
arrived at San Francisco on Sunday last, atf
8 o’clock, P. M., bringing about 900 passen-'
P ts, about 300 of which were women and’
Congrksbioval.— On May 12th, in thcr
United States Senate,a motion was made to*
reconsider the bill passed previously, grant
ing alternate sections of land, and the sub
ject. was postponed.
Mr. Cass finished his speech on the Kan
sas question, and was replied to by Mr.
Brown, of Mississippi.
May 13th, the Iowa land hill was again
debated on tho motion to reconsider its
passage. Mr. Jones, of Tennesec., argued
against the proposition, and Mr. Foote, of
\ t., in favor of it. The latter gentleman
gave way before he had concluded his re
marks to the Senator front Michigan, Mr.
Cass, who proceeded to finish the able speech
he had commenced on the previous day.
The question of the Danish Treaty was
taken up and discussed by Mr. Clayton,
who supported the report of the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, and entered into an ex
amination of the historical, commercial and
political bearings of the Sound Dues levied
by Denmark.
Mr. Clayton overhauled the Dritish Min
ister, Mr. Crumpton, for an alleged state
ment that lie (Mr. Crumpton) was informed
by Sir lh nry llulwcr, before the treaty of
1850 was signed, that Kind an was in law
and in fact a Dritish territory, and that Mr.
Clayton had on various occasions stated to
Mr. Crumpton that he so considered it.
Mr. Clayton pronounced this assertion of
Mr. Crumpton to be untrue in every partic
ular. *
Several Senators corroborated Mr. Clay
ton’s statement.
After passing the Iowa Land Bill, the
Senate adjourned.
May 15th, the Senate passed the bill
from the Douse granting alternate sections
of land to Florida and Alabama to aid in
the construction of Railroads.
Mr. Mallory addressed the Senate upon
the subject of the Naval Board.
A message was received from the Presi
dent relative to the routes of transit between
the Atlantic and Pacific, and the general
condition of Central America, in which he
says that, “a small body of American citi
zens, invited to Nicaragua by Custillon’s
party, had apparently put nn end to the
struggle.” 'flic new (Jovcrmncnt exercises
the actual power, and we do not go behind
this fact to investigate the question of legit
imacy—we do not inquire into the causes
which may have led to a change of Govern
If, therefore, when the Nicaragua Minis
ter, French, came here a few months ago,
the facts now presented existed, he must
have been received. Another has now pre
sented himself and been received—satisfac
tory evidence existing that he represents tho
government tic facto a i/e jure. Numerous
considerations of interest are advanced in
the message in reference to the propriety of
his reception and additional reasons are
suggested for the security of transit across
Mr. ( ’ass announced his intention of
speaking upon the Crumpton embroglio at an
early day.
Mr. Sumner commenced an elaborate ad
dress on the Kansas question, and hail not
concluded at the adjournment.
A debate ensued on the reading of the
message, in which Mr. Crittenden said that
in one week’s time the country would lie
agitated from one end to the other on this
subject. It might result in our being in
volved in a war
Mr. Mason defended the President’s course.
May Kith, the Senate talked about the
Naval Board,
Messages were received in the Senate
yesterday vetoing the bills for the improve
ment of the mouth of the Mississippi and
the channel of the St. Clair.
In the House Air. Wheeler’s resolution,
authorizing the despatch of a national ves
sel with whatever contributions may be
made for the relief of the Cape de Ycrd#
sufferers, was tabled.
Mr. Pennington reported from the Com
mittee on Conference on the part of the
House, in regard to the disagreeing votes on
the deficiency bill. It was proposed that
the Senate recede from their amendment
appropriating $300,000 for the Washington
aqueduct ; also, from items for the army,
and that the House concur in the amend
ments appropriating $1,000,000 for the
tian.-porlatiou of the army, and some oilier
items, w hich are detailed in the report.
Mr. Pennington stated that as the Senate
had already concurred in all that was nec
essary, to pass the bill was a similar con
currence on the part of the House. The
bill only needs the President’s signature to
become a law.
In the House, Alay 14th, a bill was re
ported granting to Florida 1,000,000 acres
of land for railroad purposes.
The Committee on Public Lands intend
!o tepoi t similar bills lor Louisiana, Alissis
sijipi and other Sdates.
Tiie Homicide at Willard’s Hotel.— Mr.
Knowlton, (nigger worshipper) of Afe., of
fered a preamble setting forth the difficulty
which occurred at Willard’s Hotel, on the
8th inst., between Mr. Herbert, a member
of the House, and Thomas Keating, a waiter
at that establishment, resulting : .a the death
of the latter by a pistol in the hands of tho
former, that Air. Herbert, was tukeirbefore
Judge Crawford, and by him held to bail ig
*10,000 to answer the charge of manslaugh
ter, and that the constitution gives either
house the power to punish its members for
disorderly behavior, and with the concur
rence of two-thirds to expel a member, con
cluding with a resolution that tho Commit
tee on the Judiciary take the matter into
consideration, with the power to send for
persons and papers, and report to tho
House at their earliest cpipg-nieuee what
action this body should take in the premises.
AIi\ Cobb, (deni.) of Ua., objected to,
the introduction of the resolution, saying no
question of privilege was Involved,
claimed by the gentleman presenting it.
Air. (jiugnian, (item.) of N. C,
to everything out of order.
The Speaker, in reply to question* said
the question must be submitted to tbe Housw

xml | txt