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Saturday Morning, September 6, 1856.
_.B3T*L. I’. FISHEIl, is our authorized agent
in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 *

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