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THE 3BIHITY JOURNAL.
to Saturday Morning, September 20, 1856. P. FISHER, is our authorised agent in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and subscriptions. E-*J~ Dk. ,T. J. rirEU is our authorised A pent to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements, at Lewiston. Hates' Ranch, Ridgevillc, and at other points on ivs rou'e. W. Ravet.et, is our reputably authorized Ap ent to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements at Cafion City. copies of the JootVAl., in wrappers, for the Atlantic Mail, can be had at the publica tion office. Oi'R 0stick has been removed to the second sto ry of the new and splendid (ire-proof brick build ing of Messrs. Comstock A Martin, on Main street. tVe are prepared to do all kinds of printing, hav ing a large and well-selected Job Office. All or ders for work will be promptly attended to. Weaverville. How great the change which has taken place In Weaverrillc and vicinity within the last four rears 1 It seems almost astonishing and without a parallel, yet every change was for the best, and time lias only given the usual demonstration of the true California enterprise that actuates her citizens. The acts of a people or community always speaks their intelligence —the-works of a man his goodness—the operation and effects of a law its wisdom and justice. This is a philosophy as true, us that iWe produces motion. Hut six years ago ttiere was scarcely a mark-of human in dustry. enterprise or ingenuity, to relieve the bleak and dreary wild that the eye beheld in Wea ver and its vicinity. And still, that was a bright and inonotmous period to the few who ventured into this wild and isolated region, for fortune and success. Who then could have predicted the wealth, grandeur and importance, that was to dis tinguish in the future our people and locality. Our earliest associations and most pleasing rec ollections date back to the chilly Spring of 'AO, and carries us. as it wore, once more into tin- rich Hats and ravines, where hope encouraged us to labor cheerfully from early dawn till noon, and from noon until the sun's lust beams had fadid from the lofty Sierra's snowy crest. To us it was a bright period, for that labor was well rewarded with a redundant recompense. Toothers it was a monolinous period, bringing mishaps and fail ures, only because their unreasonable expecta tions and avaricious desires prompted them to roam about in quest of better mines and richer * tores, that existed not. How changing the lot and condition of man. and how fluctuating is human affairs. Those times li ft their mark on the mind, and a few familiar faces, now in Weaver, is ail that remains to ns, to connect and link the memory to the scene, llow different the aspect to-day. We can all feel a pride in speaking of Weavervillc- — and in Trini ty County, as Is-ing second to none in the State for its mineral wealth, and our population as be ing distinguished for honesty, intelligence and enterprise. The town of Weaver, like most of the mining towns in California, has suffered severely front fire. Three times has the destructive clement vis- Slcd it, and laid the town in a mass of smoking ruins, and three times has it arisen from its ash lieaps, until now it stauds a living proof of the .energy, perseverance, wealth and enterprise, of our jtoojde. with its stately lire proof buildings lining every street, aifl defying all but the earth quake nnd lightning front Heaven. As it may he soniwhat interesting to our rend ers to know what changes have taken place in a few-short years, as well as to know the character of (hi- buildings which occupy the site where stood the log cabin of the carl/ pioneer, we ap pend the following list of new and costly build ings, cost, SfC., together with the nomes of the ow ners. in II.III.VOS ERECTED THE PAST SI MMER. Owners. Size. 1 alue. Comstock A Martin, 23x84 2 stories, $9,000. llm-k A Cole, 214x604-1 story, *.000. ft. D. Kreider A Co. 22x60—2 stories, 8.000 Eooinis A lluscroft, 24x60 -2 stories, < .000. W, W. Tinuln Si Co. 21x67—1 story, 6.000. Carr 4 Frost, 20x69 —1 story, 6.000. J. Edgecombe, 204x634—1 story, 6.000. Total, * 5 °- 000 - ERECTED PREVIOUS TO THIS TEAR. F. W. Blake, 21x40—1 story, 6.000. J. R. McCain & Co., 19x70—1 story, 10.000. Rhodes & Co., 21x40—1 story, 7.000. I). M. Filer Si Co., 20x80—1 sbiry, 10.000. 1!. A. Fagg.fC. 1). S.)20x60 —1 story, 7.000. A.,Solomon, 21x66—1 Htory, 6.000. 11. A Fagg,(adj.Ind.)20x70 —2 stories, 10.000. Fred. Walters & Co. 24x40—2 stories, 10.000. Jl. W. Anderson, 224x60— 1 story. 8.000. R. Clifford, 224x00—2 stones, lo.ooo. II. Uocker, 224x65—1 story, 7.000. Total, Eroctcd the past summer. 60.000. Total value of fire-proof property, $143,000. Two oilier fire-proof buildings are in course of erection, one at the head of Main street, by Jl 1 locker, and one on Main street, liy Morse, Ma bic & Co., to be occupied by F. IV. lllake Si Co., as a Banking-House. A ri.EASA.\T Even ini;.— On Saturday eve. last, at lb M. Eder & Co.’s, we had the honor to be one of the invited guests of Joseph Loryea, Esq., one of our highly esteemed citizens, at a choice and luxurious topper, given upon the occasion of his birth day. The assembled, though small in num bers, was yet a collection of great souls and ap petites ! All seemed joyous who were there, anil seemed mellowed into kindness as they gave vent to happy greetings to the host, w ho presided.— J-ivi ry moment was enlivened by Hushes of wit, in story and song. Appropriate toasts were giv «n, speeches made, ami good nntured repartee in dulged in, tbut were really gems iu themselves, „.,,i which called forth rapturous applause from nil present, save the venerable anddigililled, who equally enjoyed und appreciated the festivities of the evening, though in silence. Thanks. —Our old and esteemed friend, Evans, „f Big Bar, Trinity River, will receive our most /rluhid regard fur the beautiful Cake sent us by Express—better even to taste than look at. It was only sickness in the household that treacherously intervened, and prevented us from being present on that festive and joyous occasion. We hope to be present at the next Bull at friend i; va iis’. The Junior of the Journal arrogantly pri diets for himself the honor of the lair hand 1lr.1t inuile the cuke in u Cotillion. We shall not Ilfm.bti! Mill wc tremble for his success- Dr. Piper's Ridgeville Express. Tn another column will be found the advertise ment of Or. J. J. Piper, who has completed ar rangements for establishing a regular express line between this place and Ridgeville, connecting with Rhodes & Co.'s Express. The Pr. we are happy to assert, is a gentleman in every respect, and a reliable and trustworthy man under every circumstance. We endorse the pr. to the public as an honest, safe and prompt medium. Officers of tiik North Star Loduk, No. 61.1. O. of O. F. Weaverville. S. D. Krcider, N. G.; P. W. Potter. V. G.; Jno. C. Unroll, P. S.; Jno. Anderson. R. S. ; J. A. Hen derson. T. ; J. Prahmer, W. : A. Shepard, C. ; P. II. Trufant, It. S.; Jos. Worttcring, L. S.: F. Wal ters, R. S. ; S. Markowitz. L. S. ; J. Rennctt, R. S. S.; J. A. Watson, L. S. S. ; Thos. Carr, I. G. ; S. K. Turner, 0. G. Americas Covntv Nominations.— Ws are una ble to give the positive and correct nominations of the Americnn party this week, but will give the whole particulars in our next issue. It iscon jeetured that Mr. I G. Messec will receive the nomination for Sherifft J. A. Matson lor ( lerk f Geo. Sherburne for Treasurer ; and J. F. Chejlis for Assembly. Thanks.— To Jno. Anderson, of Rhodes A Co.'s Express, F. W. lilake, of Wells, Fargo it Co.’s Express, and Jas. A. Henderson, of Rowe it ( o. s Express, we arc under obligations for continued favors. Ex-Gov. Nkii.i, S. Brown, of Tenn., comes out in a long and able letter in defense of Fillmore, and accepts the post of Elector for the State at large. Mr. Copki.anh, the man who was accidentally shot at Ridgeville, last Friday, was no better at last accounts, and doubts were entertained of his recovery. Nkw Thaii..—A new trail i« now being opened from French Gulch, which will cross Trinity riv er at the new suspension Bridge, now in course of erection by Messrs, Cartwright and Galvin. It will intersect the Vreka and Salmon trail, and shorten the distance from Bates' Ranch to Shasta some six miles. The above Bridge is said to be the finest piece of mechanism in the County, and will do much credit to the architect, Muj. How land. Tiik Bam. at I)r. Chauncey’s conies oil'on next Thursday evening. From the large and commo dious establishment, and the kind, gentlemanly and accommodating spirit of the Pr. on such oc ' cas.ons, we cannot but predicta pleasant all air. I’ikrck. Cih kch & Co. have removed to their now and splendid Store, in the fire-proof building of Comstock A Martin, on Main street. This is without exception, one of the largest and most magnificent stores in Northern California, com bining mechanism, taste and art. The painting and graining is by Messrs. Breen A Simmons, who may safely stake their reputation as mechanics and artists upon the exhibition of skill and gen ius displayed in the finish of this work. It is well worth a visit to those who can appreciate good workmanship. Nkw Minks. —We are informed by a friend of ours- an old and experienced miner, who has travelled through a large portion of the County during the past week, that new mines have licen discovered on Galvin Creek, below Bates' Ranch, which promise to pay well. Gold ol a coarse quality is found. Quite a number of claims have been opened. At Trinity Centre, several tunnels have been opened, and great preparations are being made for working as soon as water can be had. Rr.su Cjik.kk.—The section of country in the vicinity of Rush Creek is being prospected, and many new claims have already been taken up.— The facilities for water in that region will bring out rich developments in the business of mining. J. W. Denver. The only honest and gentlemanly llepre- 1 usutativc the State of California has at Washington has been by some kind of log rolling, thrown overboard by the Democrat ic Convention at Sacramento. We nre not the personal friend of (Jen. Denver, and we know him only by sight. Therefore no one can accuse us of any interested motives, when we say the Democratic party have been ungrateful to a faithful and able Rep resentative. Gen. Denver first won our es teem bv his opposition to a dishonest and corrupt Governor, John lligler. ihat he has won the respect of our Eastern brethren by his gcutlcmanly conduct in contrast with the murderer Herbert, and lor the ability he has displayed in looking after the inter ests of his constituents in Congress, no bet ter evidence need be offered than the univer sal approval of his private and official acts by 'lie Eastern papers. ’ (Jen. Denver deserves well of the State at large for h.’s manly and successful resistance of the infamous swindling hill introduced by Herbert, at the instigation of Palmer, Cook Ai Co to expedite ttid issuing of patents to confirmed land claims in California which would have filled the cotters of 1 aimer, Cook A Co. and their accomplices, at the expense of the honest portion of our citJr.cns. The following extract from an address to his constituents, appended to his speech on this occasion places him in an enviable posi tion : “ 1 have frit u deep and exciting interest ia this subject, because I saw that it was vital to Califor nia—to all her interests, because vital to her and ininerH, and vital to her agricultural population. It was vital to their protection and sicurity against claims which were intended to involve tin- lands and the minerals, and grasp them, ho as to convert the mines from public mens ings, that are free to every laboring man, into private property, to lie monopolized and held by the few among the defrauded many, by the law, the mines are yours. It bos fallen to my lot and become my duty to strike, in 'lie lace ot an imposing array of power, tin' first blow to save them from being lost. 1 have raised my voice for this purpose in that Hall of Congress to which you sent me to look alter and to guard your rights.’’— Bulletin. We delayed going to press lust evening, until u very lute hour, waiting the arrival of 1 the State and Atlantic pupers, but was at 1 lust compelled to go to press without rg eciving any. *fr3r> Arrival of the Sonora. The Pacific Mail Steamship Sonora arrived at San Francisco on the evening of the 16th at 9 o'- clock, P. M. The news brought by the Sonora is of a very indifferent character. We have only the N. Y. Herald ami Tribune to copy from. A 11. Corwine. late Commissioner, has been ap pointed Consul at Panama, vice Gen. Ward, re signed. The Isthmus continues quiet and healthy. Congressional.—The bill regulating the pay of members of Congress was taken up and so amend ed ns give members $6,000 for the entire Con gress—two sessions: the mileage to remain as now, and the books for members to Is- paid for out of their own pockets. The amendment was passed by a vote of 101 to 98. Senate.—The committee of conference on the army bill reported their inability to agree with the committee from the House, and recommend that the Senate insist on its amendment, which was agreed to. A resolution to extend the session until two o'clock was passed. JIorsK. —The resolutions passed by the Legisla ture of Texas in regard to the repeal ot the Mis souri Compromise was presented. The Chairman of the Committee on Conference reported that they were unable to agree with the Senate Committee on the army bill, ami asked for a fourth Committee of Conference. This was disagreed to. A motion was being made to ex tend the session until 2 o’clock, in accordance with the Senate resolution, when the clock strue'; twelve. The army appropriation bill y; as lost, and the first session ol the Kith Congress at an end. Extra Session (if Co\T;',<f.ss.—Tn accordance with the tfoclamution of the President, both Ionises of Congress convened yesterday. Thirty eight Senators and one hundred and seventy-nine of the House were in attendance. After the usual preliminary business, a message received from the President was read. It briefly recapitu lated the result the breaking up of our military establishment, which would, in his opinion, fol low from the failure of Congress to grant the ap propriations for the army. The Senate held a short executive session ; con curred with the House in a resolution allowing bills to be signed that had, from want of time on Monday, failed to be perfected, and adjourned. The House, without unnecessary delay, went into Committee of the Whole, and reported the Army Hi 11 as it stood at the breaking up of the regular session—Kansas proviso included —and it subsequently passed the House by a vote of 9.t against 85. Thus the question stands ns before. The two houses have come to a dead lock.— They are likely to remain in this position for some time, it seems to be generally understood that i no business but the Army Hill will be brought up at the present sessiou. The House broke up in a row. The Democrats asked for an extension of the session, which was I refused, by which action the Army and many other bills were lost. ft is stated that many private bills, for want of time, failed to receive the President's signature. It is said the Army Bill will be passed at once, and all attempts at general legislation resisted. Political. —A State Convention of Old Line Whigs assembled at Albany. A report and reso lutions were adopted declaring their intention to support Mr. Fillmore as n choice of evils,without endorsing the American platform. The Bentonites of Missouri have withdrawn their electoral ticket in favor of the anti-Benton Democrats. The Know Nothing Council at Scottville, Mon roe coiinly N. Y., on the 2d August* voted to sup port Fremont and Dayton and then dissolved their lodge. The lion. Itiifus Choate, of Massachusetts, in a recent letter to the Straight Whig Committee of Maine, avows his intention to vote for Buchanan for President, and advises the Straight Whigs of Maine to do likewise. The Massachusetts Know Nothing Convention nominated Amos A. Lawrence for Governor, and Homer Foote for Lieutenant Governor. Election Ketches. —Missouri, it is now almost reduced to a certainly that the anti-Benton Dem ocrats have succeeded in electing their entire ticket. Iowa. There is little doubt about the election of both the Fremont candidates for Congress in Iowa. They are as follows : 1st District, K. It. Curtis.; 2d District Timothy Davis. They are both new members. Aiikansas. —The two Democrats are elected to Congress without doubt, although very few re turns have been yet received from the State. — The following are their names : 1st District, A. 11. Greenwood ; 2d District, Edwnd A. Warner. Kentucky. No figures arc given in the New York lltrald or Tribune. The Tribune says Bu chanan has achieved a triumph. Xurth t'lirulina. The Tribune says the poll is the heaviest ever taken in the State. The candi dates for Governor and Legislature run weil to gether, ami there is a fearful steadiness and even ness for the gains of the Buchanan party. Half a dozen counties, and not more, are the conspic uous exceptions. The majority in the Legislature, as well ns in Governor, is larger than any party has had before in that State, within our remem brance. There can be no longer be a reasonable doubt as to the vote of North Carolina. Alabama elected only county officers, but she qocs only one way, ns usual. Her majority for Buchanan is more likely to exceed than tall bc icw 10,000. Tc.t'us. -A dispatch from New Orleans, dated Saturday, Aug. 16th, says : The Democrats have been completely triumphant in Texas, carrying the State. Disahtuioi’8 Stoum at Tll.t Soi'Tii.— The strum of the 10th, 11th and 12th of Aug-, which visited New Orleans, was of the most terrible character. The most disastrous effects were felt at " Sum mer Itesort*” a short distance below New Orleans, which is represented to have been completely in undated, Two hundred persons, it is estimated, lost their lives on this Island. A large tire had occurred at Chicago, loss esti mated at $200,000. Isaac Dixon, Dnrber, was thrown from his horse on the Oregon Gulch divide.— We ure informed by Dr. Gordon, that his right shoulder was dislocated. Nothing very serious with Isaac, but the spot Wlitre lie fell was horibly compressed ! Not Correct. In an article in which no inconsiderable degree of opposition to Mr. Fillmore is Ex hibited, the San Francisco Chronicle says of Mr. Fillmore’s administration : “ His administration owed its respectability to the great abilities and statesmanship of Mr. '' eb st<T. 11 is intellect, his decision of character, his power, supplied thought, mind, action, states manship. which did not exist in the President. — For this, Fillmore defeated him for the nomina tion for President, in defiance of hi" previous pledges not to be a candidate. That detent killed Webster, or in other words, Fillmore thus killed him. Unless wc arc greatly mistaken, the above statement is not sustained by the his tory of those times. Mr. Webster was not defeated by Mr. Fillmore or by his friends, but Mr. Webster’s friends did defeat Mr. Fillmore’s nomination. The Whigs of the Sonth preferred Air. Fillmore to all others, and determined to vote for him, notwith standing his avowed desire not to be a can didate. In the Convention, on the first bal lot, one hundred and thirty-three votes were cast for Mr. Fillmore, one hundred and thirty-one for Gen. Scott, and twenty-nine for Mr. Webster. For the first day the vote changed but very little. After nu merous ballotings, as we were informed by one who was there, it was suggested that either Fillmore or Webster should be with drawn. They were telegraphed ; Mr. Fill more replied that his friends had his permis sion to withdraw his name in favor of Mr. Webster whenever they thought proper ; Mr. Webster withheld ',,j s assent to the with drawal of his nav.'ie, and his friends continued to vote foy uini until the fifty-third ballot. — Tl'.y.y could at any time after the first ballot have nominated Mr. Fillmore. It may be replied that the friends of Mr. Fillmore rcultl have nominated Mr. Webster, pro vided one hundred and twenty oi them would have voted for him in a body. The matter was carefully canvassed by the Southern delegates, ami they found that they could only carry one hundred and ten to fourteen of their delegates from Mr. Fill more to Air. Webster. A portion of the remaining delegates laid been instructed to vote for Air. Fillmore, but personally pre ferred Gen. Scott, and, with a number of others, making some twenty delegates, avowed their determination to vote for Scott the moment Fillmore was withdrawn. Most of these delegates finally voted for Scott, which secured his nomination. Finding themselves thus situated, the leading friends of Air. Fillmore proposed to the friends of Air. Webster, that il they could manage to cross Mason A Dixon's line with forty votes for Air. \\ ebster, they could and would nominate him. But so wedded were the delegates from the free States to Scott, that the friends of Webster never could succeed in casting for him over thirty votes. Could they have mustered for him forty votes from the Free States, the Fillmore delegates from the slave States would have given the nomination to Web ster, as one hundred and fourteen of them preferred him to Seott. Under this state of facts, wo think it unjust, as well as very unfair, to charge that Air. Fillmore defeated the nomination of Mr. AVebstcr, or was the cause of his death. The history of that Convention reverses the position ol the par ties, and refutes the statement of the Chron icle. The above refutation of the Chronicle, by the Union is pointed, brief and clear. Capital in California. To the earnest mill thoughtful, wc would address a few words on the investment of capital in California ; for, whatcv?r advanc es or hinders, the progress of our prosperity, invites our anxiety, and demands our con sideration. No man pretends to deny the varied and vast resources of our mineral or 1 agricultural wealth, which, if properly de veloped, would t>y its productiveness aston ish the world. Every mountain and every valley, every gulch and every river, every flat, and every hill, but scarcely touched, tell of what remains. The little already obtain ed but indicates the vastness of the store un touched—and yet the few fractions produced have been developed more by chance than system. What, then, let us ask, can be the reason that, comparatively, all kinds of bus iness are not more prosperous, and money more plentiful among us ? In a State of so much wealth, why are many poor, and re main poor so long ! I jet us go into the mining districts —for there is the index to our prosperity or our adversity—as wc pre sume that none will deny that the hope of Culilornia is mainly in her mineral wealth. What do wc see? men wielding the pick, or tending the sluice, or plying the shovel? — Does water, rushing through the hydraulic hose tearing down the hank, wash clean the rocks or get out the gold ? Verely, no.— Does the gurgling music of the water, leap ing and laughing through the sluice, cheer the heart of the miner ns lie toils? Ah, no. Has contentment any scat upon his brow, an smile in his countenance, any place in his heart? No. Does the ungel of hope pay its cheering visit to his lonely cabin, and tell to its inmate of a far distant home, n loving-hearted and patient wife, uud dear little ones soon to meet him at the cottage gate ? Ah, no. The pick is at the cabin door—notin the claim—the sluice is drying and cracking in the sun, and will be useless ere the water comes; and.what is worse, the little gold lie has taken out while water lasted, has either been required topay for food or sent home to save his family from starvation. - Thus ure men situated in the mines, and from year to year, unless by some good for tune they strike a lead, it requires the little they make during the rainy season to keep them through the dry. Hut wherefore. Is there no water in our mountain streams ? Plenty. Cannot that water be taken out from thence and conveyed through the mining districts?— Easily. Then why in the nume of our pros perity is it not done? We will tell you. The lieu which layed the golden egg was killed, or if not killed, was plucked of all her feathers. The capital that should have built canals was almost exclusively invested in real estate, because that offered the largest immediate return. There lies the mistake. Wc have been in nearly every mining district from one end of California to the other, and we know that the want of water for mining purposes is the greatest draw back to all our prosperity CV. c O It K K SPONDENCE. Letter from Canon City. Canon City, Sett. 15, 185f>. Messrs. Curtis If Ourdoti: Gouts :—Again I Had myself seated at my old pine talde to indite a few lines to your excellent paper. Every week I see new improvements in it. ami the last number was certainly a gem in itself. It is acknowledged by all that no newspaper in Northern California is so well conducted as the Tiumtv Joiknai.. under the present management. May you continue to gain friends, and may success crown your praisewor thy efforts to please the public. The American nominations for County officers came off last Saturday evening. We have not heard the result throughout the County, but it is whispered that Mr. I. G. Mcssccwill receive the nomination for the Sheriffality. There i> little in the way of news to report from this place, this week : no lights, no law-suits, in fact, no nothin'/ seems to be all the go just about the present time. Despite these stirring times (with candidates and bar-keepers.) the miners are still working on, and the steady and industrious are being richly rewarded for their labors. Almost every week we hear of the departure of some ‘ lucky hombre' who after sojourning with us for a few short years, has accumulated fortune enough to enable him to return satisfied to his loved home, and resume his place by the fireside that has been so long vacant, occasioned by bis absence. I can almost imagine I see the greeting be receives from mother, sis ters, and friends. Tears will unconsciously till his eye when his mind revolves the events of the [vast, the dangers he has encountered for them, for which lie is now receiving such a rich reward. But we are not all blessed by those sweet beings to cheer, encourage and stimulate us. Alas! we cannot all look forward to such a pleasing result, for we have not that home, that fireside, to receive us. With us they exist in pleasing, joyous fancies, reminding us of days gone by. when a kind, in dulgent mother would hear us lisp our simple prayer at even, or take part in our childish glee. She has left us for a better sphere, and we have no home but this ; our lots are cast here, and we have but ourselves to work for—to enrich, but still we almost envy the happy miner who receives thu,-; letters.and sweet assurances of affection from a mother, or sister, aml.gladly would we exchange our lot for one hour of his happiness. But so it is, and here we arc again ‘ rough and ready.’ Business is quite brisk now with the tradesmen and packers. Fisher A Flowers’new Hotel is fast approach ing completion, and it is quite an addition to our Citv. A good Hotel is much needed, for often strangers are obliged to apply to private dwel lings for accommodation. The water in the Creek at the present lime is very low. and unless we have rain soon there will lie hardly enough to work the mint's to advantage. Bob. Kelly & Co.'s claim has liecn paying big wages for the amount of work done. W e are glad of this, for Bob is a prince of good fellows, and deserves the liestof success. Guinn A Co.'sclnim is paying half an ounce-to the band, per day. There are few claims about Canon City that are paying less than $8 per day to the man, and most are turning out much larger amounts. I like to send these accounts of success with the miners,for I know from experience how encourag ing it looks when we are * cleaning up’ to see the riffle-boxes glittering with the shining ore, and I know too. that the working miner is ever ready with generous heart and hand to assist the needy and unfortunate, although they <lu despise a lazy loafer. But thank Hem en we have but few of the latter class lu re. Our miners are altogether too plain to suit their tastes, and they quickly leave for a more congenial clime. I met with no incidents in my journey over the mountains, worth recording, so for this week I will say adieu. ours respectfully, Beta. Letter from Yreka. Viikka, Cul. Sept. 10. 18. r )6. Eih. Journal: Although we (ire, ns it were, an isotitt< il people, occupying a remote corner of cre ation, ami forming a little world of our own, we think that you of the more favored portion of the State, might personally, if not for the benefit of your readers, like to know something of what is transpiring in our midst, and have taken the task upon us to write you a short sketch. Well to begin. Times are about as dull as ev er known in this region, and a fair prospeet of re maining so until we have a larger supply of the dissolving element tlmii the great Yreka Ditch now affords. Yet considering the many natural disadvantages, as well as artificial causes, the said Ditch has done remark*Idy well to furnish even the present amount of water, v iz : about eight OT ten original slu'ee-heaifs, which by industry and economy in its use has been made to produce a great deal of good, and gives employment to ma ny men who would otherwise be compelled to leave these ‘ diggins' in order to make grub. The present cool nights are causing it to increase, however, and w ill in a few weeks be felt porcep tably. Tolitics is engaging the attention of the masses at prese'nt, and all. from the noisy bar-room and street politician to the sapient solou's of our com munity, seem bent on saving the Union, each in his ow n way. All three of the parties seem san guine with regard to the success of their own can didates. The Democracy held their Convention two weeks ago, nud after several boisterous peals of political thunder, and the usual amount of soft soap w ith regard to the mackerel heads and tlsli mouths, who were also in attendance, in order to rescue the I nion. They nominated their candi dates. The American Party have also met in Convention and chosen their candidates for Coun ty olliecrs, and appointed delegates to the State Convention. The Fremont pnrty held a caucus on the evening of the sixth inst., preliminary to a County Convention. Not being present cannot say how harmonious it passed oil', but am informed that it wtxs satisfactory. It is said that there arc several candidates in the field for nomination for the Kcprosentativc id Siskiyou, among whom are 11. Franklin, (colored) Nathan, the barber, and Old George, the lhirher. Also, a while man from Seott ltiver, but as there is an objection to his color, amongst the Republicans, and there being three of the other darker shade, who are willing to serve their country, lie will meet but little favor nt their hands, perhaps a complimentary vote. I'rank, is considered as being rather arristo. eraiie in Ids bearing tow arils his fellow oilmens in general, anil w ill stand blit a poor show, Nathan would suit them, were he not so ultra Southern in his sentiments that they are affraid lie is not sound on the main rpiestkin. having resided for n long time in that sunny clime, the State of Arkan sas. Old George however seems unobjectionable, being sound on the Compromise, and a truly Na tional man, possessing also the requisite qualifica tions of color. He will doubtless be the mau whom they w ill nominate. AVe shall see however, and you shall be notified. Sampson Crowder, who was found guilty of the murder of S. K. Lewis, on Wednesday last, was sentenced on Friday, at twelve o'clock, by hif Honor, Judge Peters, to suffer the extreme penal ty of the law on the sixth of November next. We have tw o theatrical companies here, and shall have Thespian performances until we can t rest, two new Theaters being now fitted up for their use. This lays over Weaverville a little, don’t it * Yours, lions’. We have two theaters in AVeaverville also, and too much by the one-half, —Kns. Joi knaI- Board of Supervisors Sept. Term. Hoard met pursuant to adjournment. Present, S. Bailey, M. llucb. The following proceeding* were lmd. The Asse ssor in attendance with the supplimen tary Assessment. Kxamined by the Board, and ordered into the hands of the Auditor. The following Assessments were ordered re duced, to wit: Assessment of O. Fox. inert, red. to $242 0U» (ieo. Williams, per. prop, red to 500 00i “ David E. Barker, “ “ “ 15111 OO “ E. A. Rowe & Co. “ 2117 00 The following accounts were allowed: Trinity Journal, printing, 50 00 Trinity Timet. " 52 00 Trinity Journal, printing road receipts, 12 00 ./ no. M. Cass, constable, 16 00 C. Deninlirink. witness fees, 8 00 Win. llazeltine, " “ 17 75 Kagg & Feast, stationery and medicine, 14 50 Thus, Buttle, constable Shasta Co. 47 80 ,1. Chndbourne, attorney’s fees, 15 00 II. .1. llowe, Hist. Attorney, • 85 ot) (). II. P. Norcross, justice, 35 00 W. S. Smart, attorney’s fees, 70 00 U. W. Wells, constable, 30 00 Turner, ltowlinsoii, A Co. carpenter work, 29 00 Mrs. 10. Neblett, board of prisoners, 210 00 Tims. Seanlin, witness lees, 8 00 E. Neblett. sheritf. 615 60 McLain A Co. blacksmith work on jail, !•!> 60 II. J. Seaman, county clerk, 212 90 S. W. Janes, dep. assessor, 150 00 II. W. Anderson, stationery for sheriff, 22 tWn Win. F. Vaughan, justice, 18 00* A. Shepard, coroner, 24 OO-' M. ltuch, supervisor, 15 00' S. Bailey, “ 56 00 The following named persons were allowed $6 each, tor services as Jurors at tile August Term of the Court of Sessions : W. H. Darling. 0. Ward, A. Mesick, 11. W. Hetrick. E. Blake. A. Miller, A. II. West over, (). Richey, L. E. Boord, J. Adams, Jno. Martin, S. S. llovey, J. Wilson. F. Babcock, .1. A. Bachelor, Jus. Tina in, P. Beals. J. G. Smith, Jno. llowe, \. Hotfman, J. Smith, (1. W. Tuttle, f ifo. Sherburne, Jas.Mitchell and A. T. Bead, for two days services. P. McClure,Frank Young. II. Dovey.J. Brand ler, Wm. Yancey, Clias. Soule, Jas. Davis. E. Fer guson, M. D. Ochcltsa, J. M. Stuart, A. Murphy, A. T. Smith, 11. Richards, J. Wallace, It. Moore, W. T. Olmstead. J. W. Searles and J. Goss, allow ed $!! each, for one day's services. A. Bowler, C. Morey, W.l’resho, Wm. F. Pros ser, W. It. Gould, S. B. Morey, P. E. Spooner, L. Sturdivant, A. 1*. Jamison, S.G. Shirley, W. Ber ger, N. Thompson. .1. Allen. J.C. Mason, Jamea Browui, II. Stanwood. O. Nichols, Wm. M. Pan coast and Jno. Mortland, were allowed $15 cacti for live days services. Geo. Allison allowed $18 for six days service*. M. Short allowed $9 for three “ “ I Ordered that Fred. Walters and Thos. Carr be appointed viewers of a road in the vicinity of T. ( ai r’s house, near Weaverville, as per petition on tile. Ordered, that a township to be known ns the South Fork township, be established, and bound ed ns follows : Commencing at the junction of South Fork and Trinity river, thence running up. said South Fork to the Intersection of Grouse, creek ; thence due south to the loth degree of North Latitude ; thence due east to the intersec tion of Shasta Co. line ; thence Northerly follow ing said Shasta line until it intersects a point running w esterly that would intersect the head of the main ridge separating the waters of Trinity river from the waters of Hay and South Fork'* - r thence running down said divide to the place af. beginlng. Ordered, that CAV. Quimby and Daniel Blytlu s be appointed to view out a trail from the main Trinity to the junction of the North and East Fork's of New ltiver. Report of viewers of road up east Weaver creek received and laid over until the next meeting of the Board. Ordered, that the election precincts throughout the county shall lie established al the places here iuafter named. Also the Judges and Inspector*,, and that all precincts not provided for in this or der are hereby abolished. Trinity Centre Treeinet. A. J. Myers and S. King, Judges; II. F. Simonds Inspector. Polls to be open at Chadbuurnc's ranch house. Iliili/n’illr Precinct.- E. Campbell and S, M. Ban* Judges ; C. G. Ames. Inspector. Polls to be open at the village of Ridgeville. Hat's Hunch Precinct. E. Dunlap and F. Bates. Judges; Daniel Rice, Inspector. Polls to be open at Bates Ranch house. Mooney's Hunch I‘rennet. —John W. Quick and - G Rocs, Judges ; D. J. Galvin, Inspector.—■ Polls tube open at the Mooney’s Ferry House. Lewiston Precinct. < >• Phillips and J. Hull, Judges; »$. V. Chamberlin, Inspector. Polls to be open at Woods' Bridge house. lirass Valley Precinct. —F. M. I.ovvdeil and J. Curry, Judges ; R. Calk. Inspector. Polls to bo open al the Grass Valley Ranch house. Iinlian Creek !'rennet. -John Stewart and N. Knapp, Judges ; Frank Wells, Inspector. PwlLs to lie open at Stuart's trading post. Hoint liar I’recinct. —B. Cook and W. Stilwell, Judges; A. Lawrence, Inspector. Polls to bo open at Bennett Cook's trailing post. Kanaka liar J‘rennet. M. W. Persenette and John White, Judges; Wm. Kiucade, Inspector. Polls to be open at Stanhope and Cox's trading Steiner's Hunch Precinct.—C. W. Furburand II. Johnson, Judges ; Nelson Bates, Inspector, Poll*, to lie open at Steiner's Ranch house. Arkansas Dam Precinct.—ik. Dexter and Geo.. Grover, Judges ; Charles Live, Inspector. Poll* to be open at J. R, Eincolin's trading post. Mouth of Canon Creek. Wm. Simpson and Johir Docker, Judges ; J. W. Carter, Inspector. Polls to lie open al John W. Carter’s House. \ort/i Pork Precinct. —C. Fouty and J. Smith,. Judges ; Geo. Yuhe, Inspector. Polls to bo open r al II. (). Adams' house. Dial Precinct. I’. K Woodman and John 1 1. W enver, Judges ; G. 11. Blinker, Inspector.—- Polls to be open at D. B. Murphy's house. - Cox liar Precinct. B. J. Ackerman and Henry Chilton, Judges; Halsey Sayor, Inspector.— Pulls to be open at Simmons’ trading post. Taylor's Plat Precinct. J. Houck and M.Meyers, Judges; J. W. Winslette, Inspector. Polls to be open at C. B. J. Clements house. Hiirnt Hunch Precinct. J. Winloek and A. JG Tinsley, Judges ; J. MeCameron, Inspector. Polls to lie open at Durkee's ranch house. AVic Hirer Precinct.—J. Slater and C. W. Quim by, Judges; G, W. Davis, Inspector. Polls to b* 1 open at G. W. Davis's trading post. Hath snake Precinct. Win. Walton anil I.Raver, Judges ; P, Daniels, Inspector, Polls open at U.’ Bayern's trading post, Past pork Precinct.— John Clark and J. Hus*, Judges; 11. P. Briggs, Inspector. Polls to bo open as Townsend & Cu.'s trading pust. Canon City precinct, -R, Shaw and 4, P, Wright, Judges; S. 8. Gilman, Inspector Pulls to bo open at '‘Sebastopol llunmi,’' Tyti'iVs Precinct, .j, \V, fHallpr amt J, Runyon, Judge*; (selh r , luspi utui' Polls to open at Uuu* you A Co/.ad's trading post, Briton Hutch Precinct. R, Buglmc and John Kemp, Judge*; A, J. Feltcr, li.epceti r, poll* to open at the •• Oregon Gulch House, 11 (ieorges Precinct.- S. lloagiand and \Y, Beane, Judges: B. M. George, Inspector. Polls to In OjH*n at l*. M. cor l? Or llouvc.