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[From the Alta California of June 23 ]
THE SAN FRANCISCO REVOLUTION.
CRKEXDER OF THE LAW AM) ORDER FORCES —TWO
TIIOCSANU STAND OF ARMS SECURED —VIWUNCS
COMMITTEE TRIUMPHANT.
(Coutiuued from first page.)
Speech oe 1)r. Ashe. —After the gather
ing about the Armory, which betokened
that the Committee were about to have
their own way, Dr. Ashe appeared at otic of
the windows of the second floor and said
that Terry "as in the building and did not
intend to make any resistance or attempt to
escape. He asked that one of the Execu
tire Committee might be sent for to confer
upon the terms of surrender. He said lie
did not attempt to make a speech, as it w as
a time of great excitement and not a proper
time for sjieech making.
While persons were gone for some of the
Committee to confer with them, the Dr.
again appeared at the window and asked
permission to to have Gen. Howard meet
them at the armory, but those in command
indignantly denied the request and asked
him to retire, saying that no man could en
ter or come out of the building until the Ex
ecutive Committee were heard from.
The delegation from the Executive Com
mittee, consisting of Messrs. Truett, Smiley,
Vail, Tillinglmst and Dempster, arrived
about 4 o’clock, and after a short conference
with one or two of them, a written demand
was made for the persons of Terry, Maloney,
and all the arms in the building. Several
communications passed back and forth be
tween the Committee men and those in the
Armory, in regard to the terms of surrender.
Frequent dispatches were sent to and re
ceived from the Executive Committee in ses
sion at head-quarters, during the pendency
of negotiations.
Erom what we could gather from conver
sation about the door, we learned that when
finally notified that they must surrender,
fifteen minutes was given them to do so.—
At the expiration of that time, one of the
Committee said in u low and distinct voice,
•uflicicut to be heard by them, “we wunt
your arms—open those doors.” Without r
moment’s hesitation the iron bolts were
drawn and the rooms thrown o|ien. About
twenty men were then marched into the
building, and without resistance, brought
out ah the arms there, embracing u stand of
about three hundred. These were loaded
qpon drays and conveyed under a strong
escort to the Committee rooms on Sucru
meuto street. Two coaches were then
brought up in front of the door and the
prisoners, Terry and Maloney, were conduct
ed down and placed in them for transporta
tion to the People’s tribunal. Terry ap
peared very inditfereiit to the spectacle that
surrounded him, and lie wore a sort of in
different smile as he entered the carriage.—
Maloney was more excited and affected,
and looked very pale.
After the prisoners and their attendents
were seated in the carriages, they were es
corted by a strong deputation of the milita
ry to the rooms, passing Dupont to Wash
ington street, thence to Kearny, thence to
Clay, thence to Montgomery, thence to
Sacramento and to the rooms. All along
this route the streets were most densely
crowded by, people, who were anxious to
get a sight of their Supreme Justice. It
was difficult to keep the crowd out of the
way of the cortege which boro the distin
guished prisoners.
After these prisoners had been caged, the
Committee turned their attention to the re
covery ot the arms from the other arsenals.
The forces were next concentrated at the
California Exchange, corner of Clay and
Kearny streets, where there were about 160
Law and Order men gathered, with arms in
hand, but were unable to get out in conse
quence of the presence of a stronger force
without. The Committee and army took
possession ot Clay and Kearny streets for a
distance of about one block, and in front of
the building they planted two pieces of very
saucy looking cannon, which were manned
by men who knew how to use them. When
the forces were ull properly stationed to
make un assault in case of necessity, Col.
Doane and a delegation of the Executives
made a demand of Col. J. 11. West, who
wus in command, of the arms, ammunition
and all the accoutrements in the armory.
The contracting parties held a long inter
view, and the Law and Order men were very
reluctant in coining to terms ; but finally,
at about G o’clock, or forty-live minutes
after the surrender of the other place, Col.
West ordered his men to march up to the
door, and one ut a time, to hand over his
arms arid equipments ; and the Committee
caused them to lie loaded into wagons and
taken to the Rooms. From this place they
recived about 160 stand of excellent lilies
and muskets.
After ten o'clock t he prisoners or war
were ail removed to the Committee Rooms.
Seventeen were taken from the the place
where Terry was arrested, and among them
were Dr. Ashe, H. Rowieuud Ma rtin licese.
Seventy-two more were taken from the Cali
fornia Exchange and some four other places.
They were marched down, surrounded by
1,000 armed soldiers uud loo horsemen.—
This is probably the lust of “Law and Order”
iu San Francisco.
As soon us Mr. Hopkins received the
blow, he ran down the street with Terry’s
musket iu his hand, which he had wrenched
from him, and said, “I am stabbed.” His
friends conducted him to the engine house
ot Pennsylvania Company So. 12, where lie
received the medical attention of Drs. Rev
erly Cole, R. A. Sheldon, L. D. Sheldon, J.
Rowell and others. Upon examination, the
wound was found to have been made with a
blade about one inch and a half broad,
which entered the buck portion of the neck,’
to the left of the center, uml passed down
wards and forwurds to the left of the eurvi
cal vertebra. The depth of the wound is
about four inches, and some important arte
ries are probably severed, as the patient
bled most profusely. We are most huppy
to state that at 10 o’clock there was good
grounds for hoping that lie would recover.
])r, Cole has just performed a surgical ope
ration of tukiug up the artery injured, and
the patient nppeurs much better than he
was a few hours before. He is able to con
verse, and can move himself freely iu the
bed.
Mu. Hoi* kins anii Family.- -Mr. Hop
kins is a native of Ellsworth, Maine, uud is
38 yeurs old. He eume to California from
where he lived a long time, iu 1«49,
and lias since then resided in this city. He
has a wife, who is by his side but no chil
dren. Mr. Hopkins has been very active
in the Committee since its organization, and
has always taken a conspicuous position in
places of danger.
The Committee hare not a member more
zealous for its success or willing to risk
more for its achievements, than Mr. Hop
kins. The duty assigned him yesterday,
and which he fell in executing, shows the
confidence they had in him, and the respon
sibility he was willing to assume.
He has a mother, brother and sister, in
this city, all of whom are contributing to
his wants. Mr. Hopkins has fallen in the
service of the people of this State, and they
will take good cure that he be properly
provided with all that skill can suggest,
attention bestow, or wealth purchase.
Write Home.
We take the subjoined remarks and letter
from the Humboldt Timet. As instances of
neglect of this kind are much too frequent
in all California communities, we publish it
with the hope that its j»crusal may have the
effect of arousing to a sense of duty at least
one of the many, who are guilty of thus
neglecting those to whom they are so near
and dear.
W bite Home, or Qo Home.— Men who
have been in this State since 184‘J or 1850,
should conclude to remain here or return at
once to their friends, whether they have ac
complished their object or not. It is high
time for such to seek a home either here or
in the East, or they will loose all attach
ment for u home, and become restless, wan
dering and prehaps desjierate men. It is
wrong to remain unsettled longer. Locate
here and gather about you the comforts of
civilization, and write to inform your rela
tives of your purpose and prosjiects, or re
turn to the home you have left and restore
joy, by your presence, to those whom you
have deluded, during many years, with a
false hope for your sjieedy return.
Hut if you are not prepared to settle per
manently in this State, and are unavoidably
prevented from an immediate return, write
to your friends. This is tha least you can
do. It is criminal negligence to allow your
absent wives, fathers, or mothers, to remain
in ignorance concerning you, and be perpet
ually tortured with anxiety regarding your
welfare.
We are led to these reflections from the
receipt, by the last mail, of the following
note from a father in Wisconsin, which we
take the liberty to publish—leaving the
names blank—for the benefit of the class
we have mentioned. It requires no further
comment.
The son, in reference to whom the inqui
ry is made, has been in this section for some
time, and his principal offence must be the
one complained of by the old gentleman—
a negligence about writing home ; but he
has done more than hundreds of others—
lie sends a regular paper.
April 23d, 1856.
Messrs. Van- Dyke A Wii.ey : — Dear
Sirs: —I am sure you will pardon the liber
ty I fake in addressing a ilne of inquiry to
you, and also to the l'ost Master of your
town, when 1 inform you that I have not
received a letter from my beloved son in the
last twelve months, and consequently great
ly fear that he is dead.
Your interesting paper still comes to me
regularly, and from that alone I infer that
he may possibly be alive.
When he wrote last year, he promisee to
leave in October, certainly for home, but he
has not yet come, nor have I heard from
him.
Allow me to presume so much on your
goodness as to ask the favor of you to make
dilligent inquiry of the Host Master, and
others, about him, and whether dead or
alive inform me without delay.
A few days more and I shall be seventy
years of age ; I have a most ardent and
consuming dsire to see my dear son once
more before 1 die. lie was indeed the
light of ,my eyes, the soul of my life, and
joy of my heart ; and I do not feel that 1
could resign myself to the cold embrace of
death' without lirst embracing him.
It cannot be that a child who was all
softl, affection, and goodness, can now be
alienated from all once most dear to him on
earth 1
lie has been now six years in California
i —has promised ugain and again to come
home. Hlease write me, or put a line in
your paper by way of response to this letter.
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Let it he Settled.— We reiterate our
declaration that this controversy between
the Vigilance Committee and the Stats
authorities has gone too far to be settled by
an appeal to arms. Hatties and butcheries
never yet settled satisfactorily any dispute
between nations, or parts of the same na
tion of people. The best time for settling
all domestic controversies is before a serious
blow is struck. Now is the time to termi
nate this Han Francisco uffair, honorably
and satisfactorily to all parties, through the
medium of negotiation. The life of Judge
Terry, conceived to be in danger if Hopkins
dies, could have been secured, had the au
thorities and his friends moved at the right
moment.
'1 here is not a shadow of a hope that he
could lie saved by force ; the only real hope
lays in negotiation, this we fear has been too
long delayed. The morning utter his arrest
the first important step ought to have been
taken. It may not yet be too late for the
authorities to move in this matter ; if it is
not, they should be moving now. This
whole difficulty cau lie compromised iu two
days, if taken hold of by the right kind of
men, and the pride of opinion of those in
power does not present insurmountable ob
stacles.— Sac. Union.

Extraordinary Mammoth Remains.— The
last number of the Sonora Herald mentions
having seen portions of the remains of a
Mammoth, differing entirely from any oui
uiul known to exist ut the present day.—
lhey were taken out of Table Mountain,
one hundred feet beneath the surface of the
earth, and consist of the portion of a tusk
originally over four feet iu length, hoofs
and other bones of corresponding size in a
<iood state of preservation.
iT H E J O IT Jl 1ST A T,.
SATIRDAY MflHWfi, JCWE M, HH.
P. FISHER, is our authorized agent
in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and
subscriptions.
ptrMr. K. G. Josi.ijj is our authorized Agent
to solicit Subscriptions ami Advertisements, at
Lewiston, Mates' Ranch, IUdgeville, and at other
points on his route,
W. Ravklev, is our regularly authorized
Agent to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements
at CaDon City.
To Advkrtiskrs. —Persons having Advertise
ments for insertion in the Journal, will please to
leave them at the office of publication early on
Friday morning.
jtttrSingle copies of the Journal, in wrapper»,
for the Atlantic Mail, can be had at the publica
tion office.
Where will it End 1
The tragedy has begun hut who can foretell the
end. The future is a sealed book, and cau only
be judged of by the past. The uprising of the
people in San Francisco was caused by a series of
acts committed by n set of men whose history for
crime, finds no parallel in the annals of the At
lantic .States. The people of that city saw no
safety in the future for their lives and fortunes,
save in their own might, and as the only resort,
they formed themselves into a body Vigilante,
and commenced the work of freeing the city of
these notorious characters, all of which is fresh
in the memory of every citizen of the State. The
last act of the Committee is fraught with more
serious consequences than any other since their
organization, if not all others combined. The
stab that Mr. Hopkins received from Judge Terry
will most probably prove futu), and if the news
from the Hay City can be relied on, the life of the
Judge will pay the forfeit, in case of the death
of llopkins, a result that no man, unless he be
mad, desires to see. Should such a result be pro
duced, (which we devoutly hope will not,) a civil
war would be commenced that we fear will drench
San Francisco in fraternal blood, only to be stay
ed by the extermination of the leaders of the one
party, or the overthrow of the State goverment.
The present is a crisis that requires cool and calm
deliberation to steer the bark of State safe thro’
the mist and fog that lias hitherto surrounded
those entrusted with the helm, and nowcluuds the
present executive. To our former Executive and
his political friends are we indebted for the caus
es which gave rise to the organization of the peo
ple of San Francisco in their present form. To
the present Executive are we indebted for their
keeping up that organization. Had the procla
mation been issued at the time Casey was demand
ed by tlie Committee, or had it been withdrawn
when the petition of two thousand citizens of Sac
ramento requested it, we believe that they would
ere this, have disbanded, and the present fearful
crisis been averted. Hut we are in the midst of
it' and what shall he done ? what can he done.—
The Committee ought not to take the life of
Judge Terry—this would he carrying the matter
to extremes,and produce a state of feeling through
out the State that would result in consequences
equally serious as those sought to he corrected
by them. The act of Judge Terry wus rash and
reprehensible in the extreme, hut w e do not think
the Committee would be justifiable in taking his
life.
Dedication Ball.
This Ball, to be given by Ductor Chauncey on
the 4th of July, at his place, two miles below
town, we predict w ill be a grand ulfuir. The l)r.
is using every means in bis power to muke it an
agreeable place to spend the evening of the 4th,
and no doubt many will avuil themselves of this
opportunity of having a jolly and agreeable time.
The building just completed by the Doctor is two
stories high, 40x46 feet, neatly finished. The Hull
is 28x40, and will uccomniudiite four Cotillon setts
at a time. Beside having a pleasant place to
spend the 4th, and all the comforts imaginable,
you will see one of the best cultivated Hanches
in theConnty, and one of the best Saw mills.
Those who stay away will he the losers, for we
are credibly informed that there will be a large
number of ladies present on the occasion, pruba
bly more than were ever before assembled at any
one time in our County.
The Mines.
On Cafiuu Creek, Home two miles below Caflon
City, a party of miners from Weaver sunk a shaft
last week, ou a liat below the red hills, and found
it very rich, the dirt paying from $5 to $12 to
the bucket. This produced some excitement which
caused the entire flat to be staked oil'. The pla
cer has not been sufficiently prospected yet to de
termine its extent. The miners ou the creek gen
erally, are doing well.
On ilig Flat, Trinity fiver, the mines are pay
ing richly. One company, composed of three
men, have averaged 5 ounces a day for the last
three weeks.
The new river diggings are attracting consid
erable attention lately, and the miners ou the riv
er are doing more than an average business.
The mines at Ridgcville, us usual, are yielding
a rich return for the labor bestowed.
Take the County at large, uud the present will
prove to be the season since the mines were opened.
Salmon Trail.
Each succeeding season, cut offn lire made upon
the various trails lending to and from our mining
districts, bringing lin much closer together. The
time was when the trail from tiiis place to Salmon
river was both dangerous and lengthy, requiring
two or three days to perform the trip, but a new
pass has been discovered within the last year, and
now by way ot Hates' Hunch, the trip can be
made from this place to the Salmon diggings in
a day. The Salmon mines, it would seem, are as
suming a position of some importance in the low
er Counties. We are informed thut the passenger
trains from Slmslu to Salmon ure daily carrying
in a large number of passengers, and from the
fact that the trains carry out but few on their re
turn, we infer thut those at work there are satis
tied with the locality, and that the mines are pay
ing.
We are glad to see miners coming into this
Northern country. We have plenty of room for
them, and better diggings thnn can now be found
iu the Middle and Southern mines.
W* would call the attention of our readers to
the Advertisement of 11. 11. Thayer A Co., Whole
sale and retail Druggists, San Francisco, to be
found in our advertising <’o1uiud!‘ to day.
Arrest of Judge D. S. Terry by the Vigi
lance Committee.
The powers and duties of a Supreme Court of a
sovereign State are confined to a particular branch
of that sovereignty. In this State the powers of
the Government are divided into three separate
departments—the Legislative, the Executive, and
the Judicial, and in the language of the Constitu
tion. “ no person charged with the exercise of
powerc properly belonging to one of these depart
ments, shall exercise any functions )>e)onging to
either of the others, except in the cases hereinaf
ter expressly directed or permitted.”
Before the issuing of the Governor’s proclama
tion, Judge Terry issued a writ of habeas corpus
for some person in the custody of the Committee,
and the Deputy Sheriff of San Francisco Co. was
refused admittance to the Committee Uooujs to
serve the writ. The Governor then declared by
proclamation the County of San Francisco to he
in a state of insurrection, and called upon the
militia of about ODc-half of the State to quell
said insurrection. Was Judge Terry effected by
the proclamation, either personally or officially ?
Could he be compelled to boar arms under the call
ot the Executive, to put down an insurrection in
any part of the State, as one of the Judges of the
Supreme Court ? Did not his duty as Judge in
regard to the insurrection cease the moment the
writ of habeas corpus w as issued ? Let the reader
answer these questions.
Judge Terry's duties require his personal atten
tion at Sacramento and not at San Francisco, and
had he been attending to the duties assigned him
by the Constitution of the State, and the elective
franchise of tiie people, instead of using a deadly
weapon in defense of Keub. Malony, he would
have been spared his present unpleasant predica
ment, and the Committee ol performing an act
not of their own seeking, The arrest of Judge
Terry has not been caused by any official act on
his part, but the commission of an illegal and un
official act in the defending or rather attempting
to prevent the Committee from arresting a man
that he had no legal authority over. Is it the law
of the land for the Judges of the Supreme Court
to deliver their opinions with double-barreled shot
guns, bowie-knives and pistols, or iu writing us
prescribed by law ? The latter seems to be more
in consonance with truth and justice, and an en
lightened Government.
This act of the Judge has completely blocked
the wheels of one of the three departments of
our State government. Judge lleydeufelt iH ab
sent from the State, on leave of the Legislature,
and no quorum left to attend to the business be
fore the Supreme Court. This is deeply to be re
gretted by every one interested iu the welfare of
the State. It is to be regretted by all, for Judge
Terry is a man that has enjoyed the confidence of
the whole community, for his strict integrity and
legal learning. But when blind rashness takes the
place of reason, results w ill he produced that must
be asourev of universal commisserutiou. Charity
forces us to attribute this act of the Judge to
rashness, rather than a design to do an intention"
al wrong.
Personal.
lion. J. Montgomery l’eters arrived in town on
Thursday lust, from Orleans liar.K Uinutli Comity,
where he hus been holdiflg a term of his Court.—
The Judge was engaged yesterday in holding
Court for Judge Pitzer, in the case of Weeks, et.
al. vs. Ludwig, et. ul. in which Judge P. was in
terested. lie will leave in the course of a day or
two for Yreka.
Hon. Wm. 1’. Dungerfield arrived here yester
day from Shasta, for the purpose of trying the
case above referred to. It was somewhat doubt
ful whether Judge It. would be here or not, and
Judge I’eters kindly consented to try the case.
This visit lias given Judge Dungerfield another
opportunity of meeting his numerous friends in
this County, which we hope will be satisfactory.
No man enjoys a better reputation in this commu
nity than Judge Dangerlield.
Mr. Campbell's Benefit.
Thin evening Mr. Campbell will take a Benefit !
at the Weaverville Theater. Two new pieces, j
never before performed in this place, will be pro- j
duced, with the entire strength of the Company. |
“The Hake’s Progress,” with Estelle Potter as
Fanny Moreland, and the Farce of “ Poor Pilli
coddy,” Campbell as “ Pilllcoddy,” with Singing
and Dancing by Miu Annie Smith and Miss Liz
zie Burbank make tip the bill.
We bespeak a good house on this occasion, fol
no one attached to Mr. Thoman’s Company has
endeavored to please the public more than Mr. C.
ami with all he is a clever actor and a lirst-rate
fellow, lie has been with us for six months
and has won the respect of all who know him.—
Let the house be filled.
Affray on Salmon Biver.—One Man Killed.
We uro informed by a gentleman who arrived
here on Thursday last from Orleans Bar, that a
difficulty occurred near BestviHe, on the Salmon
river, one day lust week, in which one man was
shot. It appears that a party of Chinamen were
occupying a mining claim on the North Salmon
river, and a company of Irishmuu drove them off-
The Chinamen brought suit in a Justice’s Court
for the claims, and obtained judgment ami a writ
of restitution, and were pluccd in possession by a
Constable without any resistance on the part of
the Defts. After the offictsr left, the Defendants
again drove the Chinamen from their claims..—
The Justice and u posse of men went to the place
for the purpose of righting the Chinamen, and
when they arrived near the claims one of the De
fendants drew a pistol on the Justice. The Jus
tice und several of his party drew their pistols
and tired, killing him instantly.
The Prisoners Fehley and Wise.
Jolm Fehley ami John Wise were convicted at
the May Term of the District Court, for this Coun
ty of murder, und sentenced to be executed <>n
the 10th of July. Appeuls were taken to the Su
preme Court in each case, and a slay of judgment
has been received in the case of Fehley, so that
he slunds a good chance of living some time be
fore his case can be heard before the Supreme
Court. The Supersedeas has not been received
in Wise’s case, yet, but it will probably reach
here before the day of execution.
Judge lleydenfelt is absent from the State, and
Judge Terry in the hands of the Vigilance Com
mittee, which leaves but one out of the three
Judges.tu act, and it requires the concurrence of
two to render a judgment, thus it appears that we
shall not have a July Term of this Court, and no
thing can be done till the October Term,
Fob interesting miscellaneous matter see fourth
page.
£. 0. Joslin's Express.
We would call attention to Mr. Joslin’s new
arrangements in the express business. He will
leave Weaverville every Tuesday aud Saturday
morning for Rldgeville via Lewiston, Going's
Ranch. Holts diggings, Eastmans diggings, Moon
ey’s Ferry, Galvins Ferry and Hates Ranch.—
This will prove of great service to the miners and
settlers on this route and we hope Mr. J. will be
well patronized. We can assure the public that
their business entrusted to him will receive every
attention that diligence and experience can be
stow. We want him to succeed for no man in
the business has been more prompt aud courteous
to the public than Mr. Justin.
Theater.
At tbc Wcaverville Theater during the past
week Thorium aud Company have beeu playing to
lair houses. Estelle Potter as Marguerite of Bur
giindy, in the Drama of “ La Tour as Nesle,” on
Saturday aud Sunday nights,aud Maritana in the
Comedy of “ Don Caesar de Kazan,'’on Tuesday
night,(Mr. Mortimer's Benefit,) increased her pop
ularity with our Theater going public. Mr. Mor
timer, at his Benefit on Tuesday night, in Don
Caesar, did well, indeed. Miss Burbank's Benefit
oii Thursday night was well attended. Mr. E. P:
Wilson astonished the audience in the Sailor's
Hornpipe,in character, and was loudly applauded.
District Court.
Judge 1‘itzkb, presiding.
Thursday, June 26.—Henry Brix admitted a cit
izen of the United States.
l’eacock & Harney vs. Brook A Nelson, Dama
ges. Cause continued at Defendants’ cost. Jar
nigan A Potter, Pltff’s. Alty’s. Burch for Defts.
II. M. Chauncey vs. Benjamin Foley.—Motion
for new triul overruled. J. C. Burch, Plaintiff's
Attorneys. Potter, Jarnigan A Chadbourue for
Defendants.
Friday, June 17.—S. W. Raveley admitted a cit
izen.
Susan Young vs. Anderson Young.—Applica
tion for Divorce. Publication of Summons order
ed to be made in the Triuity Journal for J mouths
upon affidavit showing Deft, to be u non-resident
of this State. Miller A Burch, Atty’s for I’ltfl.
Weeks, et. al. vs. Ludwig, et al.—-Trespass.—
Judge Peters was invited 'to preside in this case,
on account of the interest of Judge Piteer.
Motion on part of Deft’s, to change the place of
trial- prejudice of the people of the County agst.
Deft's basis of motion. Motion overruled. Chad
bourne, pltlfs. Burch A Williams, dft's.
The Independence Hotel is now under the man
agement of Mr. 1. Davis and his lady. Wo call
attention to the Advertisement.
. .
The St. Charles Hotel has been refitted, und
is now opened under the management of K. W.
Wilson and lady. See advertisement.
Wk call attention to the Advertisement of Sul
livan A Feller in another column. Messrs. S. A
F. huve purchased the “ Arcade,” formerly devo
ted to the “ sporting” business, and opened the
“ Oregon Gulch Vegetable Depot” therein. From
their great facilities for raising vegetables and
all kinds of garden stulf, we doubt not Messrs. S.
A F. will keep the Weaver market bountifully
supplied.
Mb. B. S. MoBtiUkb requests us to say to his nu
merous friends that he is uuder many obligations
for their kind attendance on the evening of his
Benefit, and to return his sincere thanks to the
donors of the purse presented him on that occa
sion.
Mb. J. R. Pali.lin and Company have returned
from Yreka and Scott’s Valley, where they have
been performing for some time with good success.
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Hutchings’ California Magazine.—Wo have
received frotu Messrs. Rhodes A Whitney the first
No. of a Magazine bearing this name. It contains
a number of very tine illustrations of California
scenes, and the articles arc original, ami relate
principally to California scenery. A very inter
esting Magazine to send to friends in the Atlautic
Stutes. Published monthly. Price, $3 per anu.
Miss Buuhank und Company have returned from
their trip to the towns along the Triuity. Miss
Burbank returns her thanks to Mrs. Day of Can
on City, Mrs. McQuillan, of Big Flat, aud lisq.
Winslett, of Taylor’s Flat, for their kind attention
shown her on her recent trip.
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Latest. —Jus A. Henderson of llovte
Co. Express furnished us with files of papers
from the liny of the 25th and Sac. amen to
of the 26th, just os we w ere going to press.
Mr. Hopkins wus reported to be in a sink
ing eoudition ot 1 o’clock r. u. June 25th,
whicli caused a great deal of excitement in
Sacrumento. Mr. II. may recover but it
is extremely doubtful.
The Journa l will he issued on Friday
morning next it being the 4th, of July.
Express Favors.
We are under obligations to J. W. Sulli
van of the San Francisco News Depot on
Washington street opposite the new I*. O.
for full files of papers uud [Magazines from
all parts of the Union.
Jus. A. Henderson and Chas. ltowe of
Howe & Co. Express for full files of the
Duv, Sacramento and Marysville papers.
John Anderson of Hliodes & Whitneys
Express, for full tiles of California papers.
F. W. Blake of Blake Ai Co. Express in
furnishing us with all the leading papers o r
the State. '*
Trouble in San Bp:nardiuo Co,
It appears that tile citizens of the above
county not belong t0 theMormon churdl
have bail t‘ ie ir suspicions aroused against u
Moimon Bishop by the name of N. C. Tin
ney. A meeting wus called and a committee
appointed to report at an adjourned meet
ing on the 24th May, at which time the
committee made their report as given below
They also passed appropriate resolutions
condemnatory of the iucediary course of the
Bishop. The following is from the Los An
geles Star :
Bav IieaNftamso, May 24, 18(56.
Pursipuit to adjournment, the citizens of
• an Bernardino met in large numbers at
'b? l>?mocratic. Mr Fredrir
Van Luveu in the chair, Mr. N. Park*
Secretary. r '
The report of the committee was calfei)
for. The chairmn u stated that ttie dfetatic*
the committee had to travel, th* short nr >, a
of the time, Ac., would not enable thte cotn.
mittee to make a full report. However
they submitted the following aC.'davjfe--; r
Static of California, I
County ok San Bernardino. | KS ’
Personally appeared before me on this
22d duy of May, A. 1). 1856, Joan Antonio
principal Chief of the Cahuilla Nation, ai u j
Manuel Cargo, Interpreter for the oanir
and being by me duly sworn, depose* md
says, that on or about the 8th day of Mar
1856, one Nathan C. Tinney came to niy
village and called the Indians together am]
stated that lie, Tinney, had come on a mis
sion to baptise the Indians into the Mormon
church, and that the said Tinney proceeded
to preach and admonish the Indian* in the
following Innguage : That the Americans
were a bad people, and were not Christian
and were the enemies of the Mormons, mid
that the Americans were not to be relied on
or believed in no wise, for the Americans
were fools and devils, and should any one of
them come among the Indians, the Indians
should in go wise believe them ; and that
the Mormons were the rulers of the country
and not the Americans. And the said Tin
ney furthermore proposed to gather the In
dians into the settlement of San Bernardino,
and there to partially provision or maintain
them, and that the Mormons were not
Americans but a different people ; that they,
the Mormons and Indians, were a good peo
ple and the Americans were their etiemie*.
(Signed) John Brown Justice of the Peace.
In presence of D. G. Wcvcr, V. Johnson Her
ring, Zina G. Ayers and O. II. Carter.
Statu ok California, Is*.
Coi'nty of San Bernardino. (
On this 24tn day of May, A. I). 1856,
personally appeared before me, Sidney Van
Luven, who being duly sworn, deposeth and
says : On the 10th day of May I was riding
with an Indian, and he asked me if 1 was a
Mormon. I told him 1 was not anil never
should be. He then said “1 am agoing to
kill you.” I asked him what for ? He said
"because Bishop Tinney hml been among
the Indians and told them that if we would
kill you, he, Tinney, would give the Indian*
the cattle and horses of the A merieans.” I
asked him to talk on ; once lie said "there
was an American surveyor behind us aud h«
would kill him if lie heard this conversation.”
He then told me if 1 would ride out one side
he would tell me more. After 1 had done
so he refused to tell me any more ; he said
lie was afraid I would fell the American*.
He asked me w hile on the road, "if my
father was a Mormon ?” I told him I
thought not. lie asked me “if he was ever
a Mormon?” Itoldhimyes. He then said
"My father was an American devil, and all
your brothers are American devils.”
(Signed) Sidney Van Luvkn.
John Brown, Justice of the Peace.
For Tlic Journal.
Letter from Ridgeville.
Biiiofvm.i.e, June 2?tb, 18S6.
Messrs. Editors : —As you are not often
troubled with correspondence from this place,
I will endeavor to let you know that such a
place docs exist, and gives to some that
they desire most viz ; their "piles.” We
have within the last few weeks noticed sev
eral of our best townsmen leaving for the
States to gladden their native homes with
their presence, and taking with them that
which w ill make their homes comfortable,
and cause their friends and relative* to bleu
our land of gold. Our miners are doing
well, and with every prospect of continuing
to do so. We have u good supply of water,
and I doubt not that 1 shall lie able to re
cord some big “strikes” before long. Sev
eral purties have left town within the past
few days for the purpose of prospecting new
diggings lately discovered on North Fork ;
when they return I will inform you of tlm
result. Our energetic friend J. F. Cliellis
is erecting a new and substantial Flouring
Mill at “Sevastopol,” in anticipation of the
great amount of grain our Bauch men are
raising this season. Success attend him iu
his undertaking. We want a few more
such men to bring our comity out. Batea
A Co.’s Bauch is one of I lie linest place* iu
the mountains Messrs. Editors why don’t
you come out and spend a few days with
them, they will tuke good care of you, aud
you can amuse yourselves fishing, hunting
rumbling through the green fields, and occa
sionally visit some of our young and beauti
■111 I a die8 that is if you can find some one
that is not afraid to introduce you into their
society. But try ! there is nothing like
trying. I intended to dwell on business
matters, but I am getting off the track.—
On again ! Some large companies are eu
gaged m turning the river one ut Mooney’s
Ferry with the intention of working the bed
of the stream. At Going’s Ranch another
ditch is also near completion. When they
get to work I will, I hope, have good news
to tell you. Trusting you will excuse haste
bad pens. Ac. I will end. Yours,
Muq<un»
Resolutions
passed by the Ridgcville Division, 8. of T. No
146, on the death of Hunky Kiiokmakeh.
Resolved, That, us in the wise dispensations of
Providence it hus pleased Him to tuke to llimseir
onr departed Brother, Henry Shokmakk:.
would, as the only token of our esteem
in our power to bestow testify 11 ,7 !
, , ' ,C8U v '0 hi* merits, and
!" 1 r mir s,nf '-'.e and heartfelt sympathy to th*
friend, nud relatives.
In our Division, he evinced by his deporment
such regard and strict observance of our rules
and regulations as demands our hearty approba
tion. Out of the Division his conduct was mark
ed by an adherence to the principles of honesty
and justice, worthy of imitation.
When the news of the dire calamity shall reach
those who were near and dear to him in his East
ern home,may our united testimony to his respect
ability and worth, assuage the poignancy of their
grief, and lead them to look forward with a oalm
confidence to an Eternal reunion with that son
and brother, who frpm the toil and privation of a
California lifp, was ushered so suddenly into the
presence of his Maker.
Resolved, 1 hut these Resolutions be published
in the It ater Fount and Home Journal, and Trinity
Journal, and that copies of those papers be for
warded to the relatives of our deceased Brother.
, Dy Order of the Division, „
*• K .Mint, J, Eilet, J, giUTH, CommitftE,

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