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THE TRINITY JOURNAL.
Saturday Morning, September 6, 1856. _.B3T*L. I’. FISHEIl, is our authorized agent in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and subscriptions. E. G. Josi.ik is our authorized Agrnt to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements, at l.cwiston, Hates' Ranch, Ridgeville. and at other points on bis route. JxP-S.tV. Uivhi.t.v, is our regularly authorized Agent to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements at (’afion City. .Mr Single copies of the J<u ltwi. in wrapper/. for the Atlantic Mail, can be had at the publica tion office. To Correspondents. We desire to slate in all kindness and sincerity to the correspondents ot the Jot knai.. that every communication of merit, point, or interest, will he rtedvod and due ocknowItdgmeni made there for ; but the rules laid down must be adhered to by our correspondents—all low personalities must be left out. and the subject discussed direct ly, and facts stattd clearly. That which is not worth communicating in decent ami appropriate language can be of no benefit or interest to our readers. Latest News from Below. Wt delayi d going t'> press as soon as usual, ex pecting to Ire able lo lay bcliire our readers the nominations of the American State Convention. [1’Elt liltOl'KS A WlllTM VS Kxi’BKSS.] Wkavkhvim.k, Friday. !• o’clock, r. w. The American State Convention lias nominated the following gentlemen: Fur Congress ICC. Whitman, of Solano, A. Ji. Dibble. of Nevada. For Clerk of Supreme Court—John Skinker, of Soeramento. For Superintendent of Public Instruction II I*. Janes, of San Francisco. The business which remains to be done is the nomination of electors of President and Vice I'risidcut. and a candidate for State Prison I)i reetor. The Convention is very enthusiastic and very unanimous.. Ji. C. Whitman is a sound law yer, and otto of the most eloquent orators in the State. The other candidates w e know but slight ly. They are all young and fresh men, and hear l.rm reputations. San Fbaxcisoo, Si pt. .V— 9 p. u. Tie-grand jury of the United States Circuit Court lia\i toiiiul hills against Durkee and Hand, for piracy, in seizing the State arms during the ut tin- \ igilanee Committ' ■ The\ have bet n arrested, and aje now in custody. There are a great many rumors on the street. Some say that a di litand has liei tt made by lie ' igilate-' i omtnit ee for their release, hut it eun tiot he traced tor reliable source. Court of Sessions. MoMIAV, .'■opt. 1st. lion. K. T. -Mill* r jircsiding. Clark, appellant rs. Hitchcock, ft al. respond ents.— Appeal from Justice < >. II. I*. Norcrusb' court, Weavcrville Township. On motion of J. Cbadbourue, counsel for appellant, this cause was dismissed at cost of appellant. This being the onl y caw* on the calendar Court adjourned until next regular term. Th<* above may he taken as a healthy judication -- the absence of litigation hurts no one but law yers, and they can stand it now and then. Trinity Ditch. We learn Unit the survey for thin ditch is pro gressing rapidly. The route for the distance sur veyed appears to be (food and practical. Mr. Garland slates that '.l miles lias been surveyed estimates the distance vet to be about \ miles. He also slates that the practicability of cutting the ditch far exceeds what he had anticipated: tipTe will not he but very little (litming required. We are. we hope, to be able to lay the report of the engineer before our readers next week. It must goon, and the ditch must be finished. “There is no such word as fail." Trinity County lias a deep and important inti rest in the completion ol this great work. The Cnapman's. < mr column* iin* so crowded tlii» week, tintl we line no space lilt, tospiuk of tills talent'd troupe if we should like. They have mme to Yr.ika. Mrs. (.eo. t'hapmun, is u finished uelress, n al will not lail to attract full houses wherever rlie cues. We conimend them to the lovers of the Drama in Siskiyou. Sam Everett, must please wherever he appeal a. Democratic County Convention. The Democratic County Convention, assembled on Monday last, at the Court House Weuvervilli nml made the following nominations for County officer* : l or Representative ; J. C. Hutch Fmj. ol Wea vtville. For Sheriff John II. May. of Ilig Flat. For County < Tcrk, I'rank Harris of Oregon (illicit For Treasurer, Jerry Dennett of Weaverville. For Assessor, Henry Hurt, of Weaverville. For District Attorney, J. C. Howard, of Weaverville. Fur Public Administrator. I. T, Day, of ( anon Creek. The above nominations, we believe, arc regard ed by the Democratic Parly uc the most popular that could be made. Mr. Dut ch, is an able and talented young man, and will make, a good Representative it elected, tic is popular with Ins putty. Mr. Howard, is u good lawyer and well ipiul.licd to till, the position lor which lie is named. Mr. Jiennelt is u gentle man, and will make a good officer, if elected. — We have not tha pleasure ol the ueqainlance of the other gentleman, nominated ; but pea suine, that their nomination gives entire sat isfaction to their party. Di.j miauls ro i in. Di-.Moea.vi n sr vn: Cuwii.x- Tto.s.—John C. liureh, Charles Dluekburu, S. D. Krcid i and John Mugser. Tnt thoiiglitful and iTiilunthropic propi'n lors of the " boomerang 1 ' will receive the thanks of our associates, for ileidsick.*’ They pro nouuei d it excellent, Wk think the distance, staled by Judge Pitzcr, to be even more than than loO miles. Humboldt is in his district, and, it is generally called 17s mil s to Stage Conch Navigation. The Judge o.ildly vindicated the right of Jfortheru Cal. to . r till! representation iu fue convention. Nominations. V e Urgr<l iu our loader of last week, the neccs sity as well as justice,-wisdom and good policy of the American and Democratic State CoiiTentions to take into consideration the vast interest Of Northern California iu tin ir nominations. We done so with a single view to the inte rest and common good of all. Wo caution' d those con ventions against making nominations from San Francisco. Sacramento, and vicinity. They seem to forget the deep iutciesl the people of the North must hate and feel in having some representative in the Congressional hulls, to procure the passage of measures for the protection of the lives and properly of the eighty thousand people w ho com pose really what may be culled Northern Califor nia. Me want military roads—we want military posts—we want a representative fresh from our midst, who is an actual resident with ns, not an imaginary one. r l lie North has been too long an isolated, neglected, heavy-burdened but tax paying. unrepresented people. Sad Death. A cl*mil of gloom ha* again oast itself over our town. We are called ujion to record one of the most melancholy accidents, that has ever hap pened in our county. On Monday evening lu*t. the mule of Mr. E. (1. Joslin. of the Hidgeville Express. was found near this place which caused much anxiety among our citizens, many of w hom immediately stal led in search which w as kept up until tin next morning about sun-rise, when the body of Mr. J. w as found about 2 miles from this place, on the Yrcka Trail. When first found the body w as resting on the el how - with the face downward, lie undoubted ly died without ( ten a struggle. Many of our citizens assembled at the spot, soon after which the body was conveyed to this place, where cut inquest was held, which we give below. Mr. J. has long been a resident of tbiscounty, and by his quirt and gentlemanly ways had won the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Ills funeral was attended on Wednesday morning by a large number ol our citizens, among whom "ere many ladies. The rites were observed by !, y the Itcv. Mr. Richardson. whose appropriate and impressive remarks were heard with the deepest respect. Alter which the coflin was placed in the eurrugr preceded by the express riders of this place all draped in the garb of mourning. The remains w ere followed to the* grave by the largest proees-ion ever witnesseed here, where the last homage was paid to the de ceased. The following particulars were elicited at the Coroner’s Inquest held upon the body ol Edward (f. Joslin: !. tl. Messee being sworn says: Yesterday even ing alter I was informed that the male of the de <■' U'dl was brought in by the herder. I started in search ol deceased ill company with several other ’m u. \\ > went together as far as Cox's Ranch. 'I here we b ar 1 of oie John that the de eeusi. d passed there about 1 - o'clock M. in ap parently good health: I returned to town, and went back ami searched until morning when we heard some men lmllo; we went to them anil found the deceased ly ing on his face; we were told that was the position lie was in when discov ered: we saw no signs of violence and hate no reason to believe he earn” to his death by such: be was brought front that place to this by his friends; lie lay some lit) or 10 feel In ill the trail: bis name is Edward (i. Joslin. A. If- Earle worn: Says he started from Woa v* r v ill** with several < dliers in scare It of deceased: at the crossing of the trail on East Weaver found the trail of a rope drawn along: followed it, and soon separated to search for the body: at the top of the mountain I f ound a spur; saw no traces of any -eullb : picked up the spur; thought it was one worn by deceased: Mr. Eder came to see it; wlien turning saw the body; was unable to make it known; seemed frightened; deceased lay on his face; no signs of any scuflle around; his coat was buttoned up: pistol attached to his side; blood issued from h:s eyes, nose and one ear when lie was turned over; have seen deceased write bis name Edward f«. Joslin; Mr. Messee took money (du.-t and coin.) from the body and gave it to Jas. Henderson; saddlebags and ma eliei't were found some 2011 or 300 rods from body by Mr. Wood, on the left band side and about 2a rods from the trail: saw prints of mule feet near where the body was found; spur lay between body and trail: did not examine the pistol; saw no watch on the body: body lay some 30 or 40 fei t from the trail, behind some bushes. Mr. Eder being swum says: Heard last night that deceased's mule came in without saddlebags, nmelieiv. Ac.: went in searcli this morning: at crossing of East Weaver found trail; we separated until Mr. Earle found the spur; went to him; us I went to turn saw something w bite and knew it was the body of Mr. Joslin; there was some mon ey on hi* body. also bis pistol; lie lay on his face straight. Hr. (lorilon sworn: Says he lias made u post mortem examination and found a fracture be tween the third and fourth joints of the neck; no other bruises except oil his left hip and shoulder, apparently made by a fall on his head; it would cause instant d utli; he may have had a contrac tion ol the muscles. Hr. 1‘ipur sworn: Is acquainted with deceased; do not know how much money lie had when lie stated; be lived ill Cincinnati, Ohio; lias one brother in Canada; his parents are in England; deceased was 2(1 years old: name E. G. Joslin. James Henderson sworn: Says he was present at examination; there was li.uir or live ounces of dust, thirty dollars and four or live hits in coin, one pistol, no watch; he took three hundred dol lars w ith him w hen lie last went went over; pick ed up the saddlebags,’due side was iiubui’klcd and in it was the mail and a pistol barrel, in the oili er a pair of boots; have seen letters from Cincin nati to him. \ Kitmi.T. We, the Jurors appointed to enquire into tlie cause ol tlie death of tlie deceased, do agree that he, Edward C. Joslin, cumti to his death by accidentally falling from his mtilo there by dislocating his neck between tlie third and fourth joints. E. \\ . \ oting, W. J. Timiin, E. It. Thorpe, 11. W. Anderson, 1>. Howland, S. S. liovey, J.S. Kelly, M. Lang, 1>. Kreider, 11. Darling, Robert Heavy, Express Favors. We ere under oliligatioiiH to Welle, Fargo & Cii.. l;ti< den tr W liiiney'H and Rowe & Co.’s K.v l*r'.'sw», for full tilts of pnper* vp. C O IS RESl'ONDENCli. Cakos Creek. Sept. 1st., 1858. Messrs. Curtis Sf Gordon : —We yesterday re#»iv ed your excellent paper, aud were much pleased with your remarks relating to “ Parties and Polii tics.” Since I sent you my last communication. I have made particular enquires regarding the state of the different political organizations in this section ol Trinity County, and I find that the Americau party claims a very decided majority, and also that their ranks are continually swelling with new recruits. We have received the names of many of the candidates for nomination, and among Micm we recognize many of integrity ami worth, and who are fully capable of filling the offices to which they aspire. Among the aspirants for the Sher iftality, (subject to the nomination of the Ameri can party,) are the names of Mr. P. Sherman f iw inn. a gentleman fully capable, and an old res ident of this County. He is a great favorite this way. Another is Mr. John Carter, a gentleman who lias a host of friends in these parts. He is unassuming, and if he does get the nomination, it w ill be for personal merit, a- he does not stoop to brow-beat, or wire-pulling. If elected, he would make an.iiupurtiul officer, and would execute the laws. Wo have been visited by Mr. McMurray. also a candidate for the above office. Mr. W . .1. organ is on the list for Assessor. We hope that he may be chosen by his party, as lie is a young man of unblemished character, and will make an excellent Assessor. We hope to see elected men who will execute tlie laws without fear or favor—men who will not he indebted to any clique or faction, and conse quently go into office without Inn ing their hand tied, as it lias been in days gone by. l.et the man who receives the nomination of his parts. fake a Isold stand, and depend upon the party to elect him. aud not pamper with this or that class for their votes. Jt w ould do your hearts good, Messrs. Editors, to tuke a trip as far as the g/vuf Canon ('i tv. to see the look of cheerfulness and contentment display ed upon the countenances of the miners along the Creek. There are few mining districts that turn out more of the ore, at the present time, than f anon Creek, in comparison w ith the number of miners at present at w ork. Amusements are searee in this vicinity. W e fiate not been visited by a Theatrical Company, f oncert, or anything in that line for some months Our Committee could not hold out inducements strong enough to persuade Messrs. How e A Co, to pay us a visit. If you are acquainted with any equestrian performers, (some that cun turn a sum mersault to suit till' times, preferred.) send them along this way, as they are sure to draw well if they are flush. Clowns will not be excluded pro \ filing the are gentlemen, and ure posted on .Slmks peure. I had the pleasure of an introduction to some gentlemen from your town, viz : .1. F. Chellis. l.-q.. Mr. A. Shi ppard and W. F. l’rosser. Thc\ seemed much pleased with our toun and its inhab itants. I lie water is lower in the Creel, at the present time than it has been for a number of years, at this season, still there is enough lor the miners to work their elaintr successfully. Ever yours, Beta. Foist liut, .Sept. li. 1856. Messrs. Editors: As this j s now an established precinct, and quite a business place, perhaps a few items might be interesting to your readers. 'I lie miners are doing extremely well. Messrs. Lawrence A Co. are taking out from one to two ounce- per day to the hand. Craves A Co. and Ftilwell A <'o. are also nia King •• big strikes." 1 In* other companies on the Bur are averaging good w ages. Messrs. Cook A Co. have a fine Bunch at this place. They supply the miners in this vicinity with vegetables, and with the assistance of their pack train they ship large quantities to all points of the couipas, not even overlooking tiiat little place called Weaver. farther down the river, between this place ami Ingram’s Bar. Hie miners are making from $7 to >1J per iltty to the hand. Water is com eyed on the latter liar by a large Race owned by F. W. Bees, Esq., who i am told lias two or three more sluice-heads to let. (food prospects have been found in the Hill above Ingram's liar, and a com pany are about constructing a double track and windlass, for the purpose of carrying the dirt in cars from the hill to the bar below the race. There are several hills and high bars in this \i cinity on which w ah r could not be conveved. <■ v cept at a great ■ xpense. and w hich might perhaps be Worked to advantage in the same manner. Folities is all (lie rage at present. The " Fains" fondly imagined they were having things all their own way, hut they reckoned without their host, for nothing daunted, the nnterrified met the oth er day, and elected a delegate to their County Convention. What they lacked in numbers they made up in enthusiasm, and after the meeting w as over, the vindication of Democratic principles was eloquent and spirited. A song, supposed to have been a campaign song, the burden of which ran nearly as follows: “ Mit a loti! mil aloft' hi it a loll, loir, loflT’ Office-seekers are quite plenty. Almost every afternoon “ we see them on their winding way.” How pleasant they look ! How tenderly they en quire alter one's health, and how his claim is pay ing ! How freely they treat the sovereign people to watermelons, cigars, ami “nips!’’ What a hearty shake they give the hard hand of the holi est miner just before flection t But gentlemen, we cannot vote for you all, and we would'nt if we could. Should anything transpire at this place to en danger the safety of the country, you shall be duly informed. Respectfully yours, I’nci.k Ei.kavaii. Sketches of Mining and Agricultural Lo calities in Trinity County. JIV A. It. K A HI.. -NO. I. Mts*r». Curtis it (,’nrdon Sirs: Having within tiic past few months visited the inhabited portions of our County, and presuming a few items from each locality might be perused with interest by your readers, I will git e you a description of some of them. Commencing on the northern line, next to Sis kiyou County, we liud on the summit of Scott's mountain, the good nutured •* Chris." who is al ways ready to cheer the wayworn traveller with his various stimulants, which are not always of the best quality, and around him a few miners, who, " ben they havo water, more then v » go. The gold here is ve ry coarse. We uc.\t come to Truax's, at the bas< of the mountain, where there has been considerable prospecting done this summer for the first time, and some rich deposits found on the bars of the Trinity, and in the ra vines as high as three dollars to the pan in coarse gold has been taken out. We trace the same range down on the west side of the Trinity to Coffee Creek, Hatchet Creek, Trinity Centre, Kidge villc and Holt's diggings, where it again inter* ects theTriuity, comprising a large tract of min eral land, which as yet has been hut imperfectly prospected for want of water. At Holt’s diggings they have water hut a small portion of the year, yet the owners place a high value on their claims and water, and are contented to wait until the fluid returns for their use. More anon. Weaverville, Sept 1st, l»oti. Mining on Lower Trinity. Lowkh Tuimtv. Sept. 1, 1W>6. Mr art. Curtin Sf Uorthm Sirs: Continued chan ges arr being made from time to time, which 1 have not as yet seen any record of in the journals of the County, w liich should not pass unnoticed. Within a short space of time many rich claims have been discovered which speaks encourage ment to our laboring community, as may be plain ly noticed by following a few miles along the riv er. Some of the most important i will give a moment’s notice. At French liar, which up to near this time has remained idle for want of water, we find through the unrelenting energy of Mr. Davis, who has ti nally succeeded in crossing the water from the “ Washington flume." at a cost of not less than $2000. which will give employment to a large number of men, who cannot but receive ample compensation for their labor. I learn that the Washington Fluming Company are about to cross the water upon the opposite side of the river by means of a wire suspension Flume, which, should it prove successful, will be a great improvement, from which the public will receive much benefit. I understand that the Com pany formerly known as Dyer A Co. contemplate using the same material, which, when completed, will be one of the most valuable claims on the lower portion of the liver. At present, most of the miners are occupying their time in the bed o! the stream, the most of w hom are doing better than at any prev ions time, and instead of our dig gings being worked out, they are just beginning to be prospected, and are toumt to be more rich than ever imagined. Among the Indians in this vicinity, there ap pears to be a difliculty which is likely to be of ra ther a serious nature to those concerned the oc casion of which. 1 will give you as 1 understand them. Two Indians, one of the Hedwood tribe and the other of the Salmon, were on u visit to the South Fork tribe, and while enjoying them selves around the camp lire, the Salmon Indian accidentally discharged a gun, the contents ot w hich took cited in the body of the former, much to the dissati-faction of the last named tribe, who began to look upon him us the “ picture id' bad luck, v and concluded to ha\e the two visitors travel the road to eternity together. I uforIn nately for them, he made his escape, and the two tribes are now warring w ith the one, each for their own satisfaction. Many warriors arc assembled about the South Fork, and one small skirmish has already In had, resulting iu the death of the noted Indian " I’ete," and the wounding ol several others, since which they hail the coming of each day as a fearful one which will decide their future desti ny. Max. State Convention. The American Stale Convention assembled at Sacramento, in the Ue\. Mr Denton's church. It is represented as being one uf the most enthu siastic political bodies which has ev. r assembled in < alilornia. The prominent candidates before the Convention for Congress are, W. W. I'pton of Trinity; ,1. W. Cotfroth of Tuolumne; ,1. J>. Cos by ofSiskiyou; Judge Howell of Ml Dorado; A If. Dibble of Nevada; and several others. There is no lack of candidates for all the offices. All the counties in the ,“State were represented fully. At half past It) o'clock the bell uf the church gave notice of the hour of meeting. Dr. S. A. Mo- Means, President of the American State Council, called the convention to order by Humiliating A. li. Dibble, of Nevada, as temporary chairman. We give the following synopsis ef the proceed ings, as it will no doubt lie interesting to and be read by men of all parties in Trinity County: Mr. Dibble, on taking the Clmir. was greeted with cheers, lie said that lie had been called upon to assume this honor without any previous notice, and that it was entirely unexpected to him. lie did not propose to made a speech, but would simply confine himself to returning thanks lor the distinguished honor conferred, lleforc he assumed the Chair, he would, however, take oc casion to remark that, if (hero were any persons in this Convention like Gen. Kstill, who had once tilled the same seat, or like Churchman, or Hy land, all of w hom had participated in similar de liberations and pledged themselves to the party, and then gone over to the enemy, they had now an opportunity of leaving this Convention; [At this point there was a sudden outburst of ap plause;] let them go—they were mere men and could well be spared. And if there were any present who contemplated a similar course, now was the time for them to leave. He hoped that if there be such, the rubbish would be removed f 1*0111 this tabernacle at once. [During the con elusion. the voice of the speaker was almost drowned in long continued shouts of applause.] The temporary organization of the Convention was then completed by the appointment of i'rrd erick Hall, of Santa Clara, as Secretary; Alexan der Collin, of Sacramento, as Sargeant-at-Arms. and Mr. Jennings, of the same place, Assistant .Sergeant -at-Arms, The Chair then, ut the suggestion of delega tions from each county, appointed the Committee on Credentials of members. Mr. Iterry moved that the Convention take a recess until 2 o’clock. Mr. 1 almadge moved to amend by substituting o'clock, which was carried, and the Convention adjourned until 3 o'clock. A FTIUtNOON SKSSIOV. The Convention re-assembled a few minutes al ter 3 o’clock. The Committee on Credentials reported the list of delegates properly accredited to the Con vention; Amador—21 votes. finite—18 votes. Colusa—-6 votes. fslavcrn 23 i (des, Contra Costa -5 votes. El Dorado —50 votes. Lon Angelo#—- Monterey—6 votes. Mariposa—14 votes. Marin 3 votes. Napa—1 \ otes. Nevada HO votes. I’lntnas—15 votes. 1‘lacer 32 votes. Santa Cruz 4 vote. San Francisco 55 votes. Stanislaus—3 votes. Sacramento 3(1 votes. San Joaquin—15 votes. Solano — 9 votes. Siskiyou—21 votes. Shasta 15 votes. Sonoma 10 votes. San Mateo .'i votes. Sierra -32 votes. Santa Clara 12 votes. Tuolumne 29 votes. Trinity 12 votes. Tehama 2 votes. Yolo 9 votes. Yalta 28 votes. San Diego I vote. The Committee recommended the adoption of the following resolutions: Itrsoh'id. That in the vote upon all nomina tions. the delegation from each county east the vote of the county in the ratio of one vote for each one hundred votes cast for (iov. Johnson at the last fall election, and one additional vote for each fraction over fifty, and that each county shall have one vote: that each d legate shall hnv e one vote in his own right; and that a majority of the delegation from each county shall cast any overplus to which the county shall lie entitled; and when the number of votes of a county is less than the delegates present, the delegation shall determine how such excess shall lie curtailed. llf.mlrf/l, That a majority of a delegation from a Judicial District have the power to cast the vote of any county of said district not regularly rt present! d in the ('(invention. Alter rinding the list of delegates, and before reading the resolutions, the Secretary explained that the Committee lmd great difficulty in arriv ing at a proper basis ot representation. Some of the counties had sent double setts of delegates. Sacramento, for instance, appears with sev enty three delegates, and Amador, he believed, as well as others, had sent an excess. Upon a strict ex animation, this was found to be in accordance with the Constitution and under the directions of the President ol the State Council, published be fore the selection of delegates. Vet, were this system carried out it would work great injustice to those counties wlisch had sent a single set of delegates, and to others with even less. For this reason, the Committee almost unanimously eon eluded to adopt the v ote east tor (iov. Johnson as representing the ft al strength and the rights of the American party, according to the ratio em bodied in the loregoing resolutions. An informal debate ensued, which seemed to be regarded as somewhat out of order, when a member arose and mov ed that the entire report ol the t omiuittce be received. The motion was pul and carried. lien. Douglass moved that tie* entire report be adopted Mr. < iatulner movi d as an amendment that the report be taken up by counties and thus acted upon. The motion was put upon the amendment without debate, and lost. The debate on I lie report was kept up for some time. The main question, being the adoption ol the entire report of the (’ommiltee, was then put and carried. Mining Summary for August. From the Mining Journal we copy the following Ktunuiary of mining operations for the lust month : art/. Minim;.— The present scarcity of water anil the uncertainty of prospecting for placer diggings, is now turning the attention of great numbers of miners to quartz. We are pleased to learn from our exchanges and from private advices from all parts of the State, that everywhere experienced miners are engaged in prospecting new quartz, leads or in thoroughly examining or testing those already discovered. Millions of dollars have alrady been spent in this department of mining iu the central and southern por tions of (In'State, and when compared with a like amount expended iu searching for placer leads, the difference is vastly iu favor ot quartz. In addition to present gains, the opening up of quartz veins adds vast Iv more to the future and permanent wealth of the State than do the same or even greater eHurts expended upon the placers. The lat ter soon become exhausted, and begin to depreciate iu value almost from the very lirst panful of gravel which is taken out ; on the contrary, when a good paving quartz lead is struck, the labor that would be sulli cient to exhaust most placer diggings, onlv adds more and more to the value of a quartz claim, by opening it up at a greater number of points, and thereby enabling the proprie tor to place an increased number of hands upon his works. In the those counties even where the quartz business is most ad vanced, but.little progress, comparatively, has yet been made iu opening up their re sources iu this particular. In many coun ties undoubtedly rich in gold bearing quartz, scarcely a begining has been made. Where now our mills are counted by dozens, they will soon number hundreds. These quartz mills are to California what the cotton and woollen mills are to New England. I’i.ai'kk Mim.no.— The season of the year has now arrived when little can be done on the hills; even the ditches are giving out anil miners have generally betaken them selves either to quartz or the river beds.— The unusually low state of the rivers the present year nlldrds greater facilities for limning, and there can be no doubt that those who have good river claims will be i ichly i enumerated lor l heir labor and money Fluming operations will be carried on the present year to a greater extent than ever before. The experience of past years has pretty well developed the river beds, and i Im miner now goes to work with a eonli deuce of remuneration never before so gen eialh lull in tins description of mining. The riwrs in some parts of the State have been taken Ironi their beds and carried for miles id on g the ai tilicial channels that have been prepared lor them The amount of capital thus invested is immense. Some idea mav be formed ul the cost and magnitude of these operations which, were they continuous, would extend many days of travel, (indeed ?v<> may sny many hundreds of miles,) from tlie fuel that at the junction of the North and South forks of Feather Itiver the con tinuous length of flume is set down atbOOO feet, which lias been constructed at a cost of $•230,000. This embraces only a small sec tion of the river, and will give but a faint idea of the works that have been constructed the whole length of this one stream. It is impossible for any one who has not been an eye-witness to form any adequate conception of the magnitude and cost of any one of the leading features of our mining interest. The Northern Mines, during the past season, have paid better than ever before. This circumstance is owing in part to the fact that they have not generally been so much exhausted as the central mines, and in a measure also to the abundant supply of water during the season, in no pari of the State have tlie miners met vvithso great av erage success. The Central and Southern Mines have done moderately well the past seasou ; but a large amoutt of capital has bceh expended in heavy adventures, from which but little has ns yet been realized. The returns from this investment will tell perceptibly upon another season's work. Those miners who have gone into river beds, are generally doing well. The treasure shipments thus far betoken a better year than the last, and we have the fullest confidence that our anticipations will not he disappointed by the success which awaits that portion of the year which is yet to come. Tin; New York Herald, in one of its lead ing editorials, defines its position in the pres ent campaign in a very singular manner.— The Herald, has advocated alternately the nominees, and the administration, of the vari ous great political parties which have been in power, and governed the country, for at least the last twenty-four years, and profess es in the following article, to have been con sistently *he same as at present, for the last thirty years ! ,<>ur allegiance has alw ays been given, ns it was due, to the constitution, its principles and its compromises ; but to nothing be yond that. As a positive fact and as a beneficent institution, we have always regard ed slavery in the South in a favorable light, both as an existing element of society and as an indispcnsible necessity in warm tropic al latitudes. We have lived in the South as well as in the North, and are personally acquainted with the condition of labor in both sections of the country. From expe rience we know and believe that Southen slave labor, as a practical institution is more favorable t< health, happmessf and fort than tlia, of Northern free labor, so far as numbeiV are concerned. We could illustrate this po don by philosophical ar guments and statistical data, but it is not necessary for our prese nt purpose that we should enter more fully into its discussion. As to shivery in its political aspect we have always taken the same view of t as that entertained by the framers and fonid ors of the constitution. We have always maintained that in the admission of free States into the I’uion, an equilibrium £f rep resentation should be preserved to the S nth, more especially in the Senate. If,$r in stance, Kansas should lie admitted asn’rce State, we hold that another slave' Mute should be carved out of Virginia, Texts or Florida, so as to preserve the balatir of the constitution. These are some of the views whi !i wo have always maintained and whin we mean to stick to. These principles nolour moral convictions have been the sasie for thirty years past and arc the same ye We apprehend that our opposite to Ruchunun, Fillmore, or any other cniiiukte for the 1’residency, has very little to do with great constitutional principles We are opposed to the party which su ports Ruchunun, not because it is exclusively a Southern party, but because it is a c rrupt, vicious and demoralizing party, in whose hands the interests of the country vill not lie safe. We are opposed to Fillmore, be cause lie is supported by the rump of the old w hig party, under a false mask, falsi profes sions, false principles and false leader', with no sincere or well defined objects ii. view. We are inclined towards Fremont, tea use lie is a new man, untrammeled by ph jo es or antecedents, unimpeachable both as regards his personal and political charact r, and opposed to all the corrupt parties nut poli ticians w ho have hitherto had the i.<hninis l rat ion of our affairs. We look u|ou him the more favorably because we beliue that with him as I'resident there will !e nmro chance ot carrying out these admiiistrative reforms w hich all must admit arc impera tively called for in the present condition of : our institutions. We have no doubt that there are persons innumerable in the South who entertain similar opinions to th se, and it is an improper use of words to bass the Herald, or the persons who think with it, in the same category with Wilso,, Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Sewud, Sum ner, Theodore Parker, Henry Ward Reedi er, Fred Douglass and other abutioniats black republicans and rabid scTi-m,mists of the North and south. We are merely using the black republican rascals fur tie purpose of getting a reform and revolutibiun the ad ministration of the government.’ Imuax Gathering.—An unusually large gathering of Indians took place about lour miles east of this place on Thursday and Friday last. There were some one hundred | and fifty or two hundred together, collected from all the various tribes for thirty or forty mdcs around. The occasion we understand was one of rejoicing and reunion. For a long time past many deadly feds have ex isted among the different tribe- of Indiana of this vicinity, which have oft. 11 resulted in lighting and bloodshed. The occasion of the recent gathering was a find and happy settlement of ail these differ aces, and a determination to hereafter live in peace and amity. In accordance with this resolution, they met as above, and danced the dance and sang together song of peuie. The cere monies lusted for two days, and quite a number of our people, both unlearn! female went out to sec them.— Gran Vulleu Ttlt yrnyff *