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VOL. 1.
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executive Department.
OrncEKS. Offices.
•J. Nkki.v Johnson' Governor.
J{. M. Anokkson liieut. Governor.
David F. Doi-oi.ass Secretary of State.
lie: siiy Hatks Treasurer of State.
G>:o. W. Whitman Comptroller of State.
tV. S. Wai.i.ack, . .... Attorney General.
John H. Hiikwstkh Surveyor General.
James Al.l.hn, State Printers
1C. Wll.MON I
Y. S. Mi Kknzik, [State lTison Directors.
Ai.kx. Hki.i., )
.1 uil iti arfs
JVStlCKS OK srritK.MK contT.
Hi on C. MiltltAY. . . . Chief Justice.
Solomon llcydeufclt... Associate Justice.
C. C. Terry “
District—8th. .. J. M. I’eters.
“ atli. .. Win. P. Oiiingcrflcld.
“ 15th. .. . J. S. Pitzer.
Tr in it y ( o. Official Dirictory.
County Judge It. T. Miller.
County Clerk II. J. Si amiin.
I.)i puty Co. Ulerk, Hole rt t». Stiiart
District Attorney II. J. Howe.
Sheriff " Edward Nehlett.
Coroner A. Slepard.
Treasurer *’• F. 1-ynn.
Assessor I’■ I’otter.
Surveyor H. L. \\ heeler'
District No. 1 A Munroc.
•• •• •> M. Illicit.
•• “ 3 S. Hailey.
Tlie Hoaril of Supervisors meet the 1st Monday
la February, May, August and November.
DISTRICT COURT— 15tii Distuict.
Composed of the Counties of Trinity and Hum
Tkkmk In tiie County of Trinity, on tlie 3d
Monday in February, May. August and Novem
ber. in the County of Humboldt, the first Mon
day in January, April, July ami October.
Thumb- 1st Monday in January, March, May,
duly. September, anil November.
Tehms—1st Monday in February, April, June,
August, October and December.
Tkiims. 4tli Monday of each month.
DU. GORDON will continue to practice Medi
cine uml Surgery. Culls from a distance must
be accompanied by the Kkk to insure hia attention.
Office corner of Court and Taylor streets.
July 1U, 1850. 20-tf.
attorney and counsellor at law
Office on Court street, near the Court House.
July, 19, 1850. 20-tf.
Office ou Court street, nenr the Court House.
July If, jU£6, 2<!-!f,
Omen with Williams A Potter,Court House Hill.
July IS, 1850. 26-tf.
West Side Main Street, Wcaverville.
July 19, 1850, 26-tf.
Segftrs and Tobacco.
None hut the choicest article offered in this
Main street, (between the St. Charles
and Independence Hotels,) Wenverville.
July 19, 1850. 26-tf.
McLE A N A T II O 1C l»,
LACK8M1THING of all kinds, Horse,
j Mule and < Shoeing, done in the la st
jmtuuer, and on reasonable terms ti.r Cask. _
A large assortment of Miners’ Tools. Rockers,
Tome, Picks, Shovels, Crow-liars. Tout and Rock
er Irene, plaiting Forks, and a great variety of
ii \ n n w a k e ,
kept constantly on hand and for sale at our Shop,
situate on Court stncci, near the Union Hotel.
P Thankful for past favors, we hope by close ap
uUcaliou to business, to merit a share of public
patronage. Miners and others w ishing anything
In our liue will do well to give us a call.
ftarer, April 1», 1W8. ?6 tf.
Taking the Hint. —They tell a good cler
ical anecdote of mi eccentric clergyman in
Massachusetts, which may not lie without
its iiitiuence in places where they do not
think enough of the Supreme to keep Ilis
House of Worship in repair :
“ A neighboring minister, with whom he
was about to exchange, said to him, know
ing, as he did, the peculiar bluntncss of his
character :
“ You will find some panes of glass broken
in the pulpit window, and possibly you may
suffer from the cold. The cushion, too, is
in a bad condition ; but 1 beg of you not
to say any thing to my people on the subject
—they aro poor, and can’t help it.
“ ‘ Oh no ! oh no !’ was the reply.
“ Tbit before the minister left home he
filled a bag with rags, and took it with him.
When he had been in the pulpit a short
time, feeling somewhat incommoded by the
too free circulation of air, he deliberately
took from the bag a handful or two of rags,
and stuffed them into the window. Toward
the close of his discourse, which was more
or less upon the duties of a people toward
their clergymen, he became very animated,
and purposely brought down both lists with
tremendiioiis force upon the pulpit cushion.
“The feathers llew in all directions. He
instantly cheeked the current of his thoughts,
and simply exclaiming, 'Why, how these
feathers fly !’ proceeded with his sermon.
“Ilis end was accomplished, lie had
fulfilled his promise of not addressing the
society on the subject, but he had taught
them a lesson which was not to lie misunder
stood. They took the hint; for on the next
Sabbath the window and the cushion were
found in excellent repair, much to the sur
prise of the resident minister.”
Agrici i.ti UK. —The True Californian —
inspired by the agricultural Fair—and the
desire of “ settling down upon some sweet
little spot in the valley of the Oaodalope, the
Napa, or the Buenaventura,” thus glorifies
agriculture :
Boast as we may about our exhaustless
mines and our splendid harbors, these are not
the true glory of California.
“ For trade's proud empire hastens to swift de
As Ocean sweej s the labored mole away ;
Hut self dependent power call Time defy,
As rocks resist the billows and the sky.’’
“ Commerce, at best, is transient, and min
eral wealth seldom enriches the natives of
the soil from which it is dug. Eventually,
too, it must give out, although in this State
centuries will perhnps elapse before our gold
and quurtr. mines w ill cease to be worked.
Still such a time must come, and we should
remember that the toiler in the mines, even
in our day, is essentially a non-producer.—
lie takes out a crop once, but the soil lienee
forward, for the same purpose, is valueless
forever. Whereas the farmer annually reaps
his harvests, and pays buck to his mother
earth in the winter uud spring u part of w hat
she bestows upon him in the autumn. There
is no sow ing and reaping gold dust ; once
gathered it is gone forever. It was once
said by a philosopher, that “ he is the great
er benefactor of his race who makes two
blades of grass grow where only one grew
before and there can be no question, we
imagine, between the real and innate digni
ty of the several employments to which our
race may devote themselves. In all the ele
ments of solid independence, the farmer is
immeasurably ahead of them all.
A Real College —'The printiug-offle* lias
indeed proved a better college to many a
boy —Ims graduated more useful and con
spicuous members of society—has brought
more intellect out and turned it into pactical,
useful chunnels, awakened more minds, gen
erated more active and elevated thought,—
than many of the literary colleges of the
How many a dunce lias passed through
these colleges with no tangible proof of fit
ness other than his inanimate piece of parch
ment,—himself, if possible, more inanimate
than his diploma !
A boy who commences in such a school
as the printing office, will have his talents
and ideas brought out ; and, if he is a care
ful observer, experience in his profession
will contribute more towards an education
than can be obtained in almost any other
Ei,oqi f.nce is the language of nature, as
the jackass said when done braving.
Love my Baby, Mother.
A priceless jewel, mother dear,
I to your care have Riven,
The one my father sent to me
From his bright home in heav'n.
The little cherub that awhile
Was pillowed on my breast;
Put now within vouf gentle arms
lias found a place of rest.
Oh ! chor'sh him with fondest care,
For, like a tender tlow'r
lie needs a loving, watchful eye,
To guard him ev'ry hour ;
To shield each ruthless wintry blast
From off his sunny head.
Or he may close his baby eves,
And sleep among the dead.
Then love my baby, mother dear,
And teach him oft to say
My name, so lie will not forget
Me. tho’ I'm far away.
Oh I often kiss his baby cheek
As 1 would, were I near.
Ami love him, just ns well as yon
Love me, my mother dear.
Ami when his little chubby hands
Are full of roguish fun,
Ami he. perchance in innocence,
Some mischief dire has done,
Oh ! do not harshly check him then.
Nor chide his child sh glee ;
Put love my baby, mother dear.
As Well as you love me.
Governor Johnson and the “Insurrection
We lire inclined to commisserutc the con
dition of our Executive. And although it
is unmistukably liis duty to withdraw his alt
surd proclamation, we are willing to spare
him that humiliation, especially since the is
sue of his election manifesto, in which he has
magnanimously included San Francisco —
His self denial in thus abstaining lrom dis
franchising the citizens of our county is wor
thy of some reward, and ns the insurrection
proclamation was never legally issued, it is
perhaps (piite as well that it should not be
withdrawn. No man likes to cut his own
words, and our Governor lias had to stom
ach so many hard sayings of others in the
past five months, that we would fain spare
him t he process of rumination over his own.
Let those who differ from us picture to them
selves the spectacle that would he presented
by this unfortunate official in complying
with the demand in question. Imagine him
disbanding an army that never was actually
organized ; thanking law and murder cham
pions for services never rendered ; congratu
lating them on their defeat, and good citi
zens on their victory over the Governor;
rejoicing in tho accumulation of the blessing
of a State debt ! All our Executive desires
is to he left alone, mid perhaps in the grati
tude born of such u favor, lie may vouch
safe us u Thanksgiving proclamation, espe
cially if he b not required to participate in
nnv other portion of the ceremonies of such
a festival than those of a gustatory charac
ter. The past few mouths has been a try
ing time for men of weak nerves and strong
proclivities to blundering ; and no one can
denv Gov. Johnson these attributes, who
estimate his character from his official acts.
To leave him then to the full enjoyment af
forded him in a retrospect of the past, mul
allow him an opportunity for reformat ion in
the portion of his official term yet remain
ing, would be no straining of merev, and we
hope our brethren of the press will unite in
granting him such a favor. They can nf
ford to la* magnanimous to a vanquished foe.
Wide West.
The Absent.—Of all the exercise of the
unfettered mind, perhaps none is attended
with a more benign influence, than that of
indulging in kind remembrance oftlie absent.
Every loving word that fell from the lips
of the absent, is treasured with tenderness.
Each kind act is recollected with iifTcetion.
We look forward to a meeting with uncloud
ed happiness.
Have we parted in anger? time softens
us into indifference, at length into a quiet
acknowledgment of past friendship Have
we ported in silence or estrangement ? This
loo, wears away, and we meet again to for
get the past in future communions. Have
we parted in grief? the sorrow is mutually
borne, and tenderly consigned to the corner
of onr hearts devoted to the absent sharer.
Have we parted in love? No jov so
great as the remembrance of it—no event so
delightful or sacred as the reunion.
The Famois Eioi emknt The N. V. cor
respondent of the (!<■l<h>i in a recent
letter, says :
*■ Your readers will probably remember
the storv of .M ss Maxwell, the daughter of
Htnrli Muxwell, tin* Collector of the Fort
of the city of New York, who eloped to Par
is with Major Kearney, of California celeb
rity. The brother has lately tracked them
to Koucn, where she hud ju-t given birth to
uti infant, lie prevailed upon the unhappy
girl to return home with him to New York,
and they are expected by the next steamer.
Now. what on earth could possess a young,
beautiful girl to elope with a man old, ugly,
with only one arm, and already married, is
one of those mysteries which a woman alone
could solve. It is said they met originally
in Paris, and he joined their party and trav
elled on the Continent with them ; but the
litison did not commence till after their re
turn to New York, when finding that it must
become known, they fled to Paris, and lrom
thence to Itou en, w here they were discov
The Most Meaitiei i Hand.— Two charm
ing women were discussing one day what is
it which constitutes beauty in the hand.—
They differed in opinion us much as in the
shape of the beautiful member whose merits
they were discussing. A gentleman friend
presented himself, and by common consent,
the question was referred to him. It was a
delicate matter. He thought of Paris and
tlie three goddesses. (1 lancing from one to
the other of the beautiful white hands pre
sented to him, which, by the way, he Imd
the cuunihgto hold forsome time in his own
for the purpose of examination, lie replied
at last, “ 1 give it up ; the question is too
hard forme ; hut ask the poor, and they will
ti ll you that the most beautiful hand in tin.*
world is the hand w hich gives.”
A Rich Incident. — At a wedding in Al
bany, recently, just before the ceremony
was to be performed that was to make the
couple mail and w ife, the lady was called
upon nt her residence by a woman who had
w ith her three children, and told that us she
wus going to take her husband she might us
well have his children also, and then walked
off. lcuviug the children behind. A broth
er of the lady pursued and compelled her to
return, which she did only on one condition,
she said, that his sister should relinquish her
husband. Of course such a compromise was
soon mude, but the husband bus not been
seen by the persevering wife, nor the be
trothed bride, since that eventful time.
Dean Sw ift proposed to tax female beau
ty, und to leave every lady to rate her own
charms. Hu said the tux would be cheer
fully j*aid, and very productive. '
The Delayed Comet.
The cointsf which, since the Christian Era,
lms appeared six times, ami la't in 15.'>fi,
was expected to appear again to us in 1848,
liy most of the European philosophers ; Imt
as it did not answer their expectations, they
were contented not to again attempt what
they could not demonstrate, and in despair
of its appearing again, Sir John llorsehell
put crape on his telescope. These men w ho
acted so wisely as not to put their reputa
tions twice at stake about so uncertain and
eccentric a visitor, well knew that, for w ant
ofsuflicicnt data, all the theories about com
ets arc founded on conjecture. 'Those that
have appeared according to expectation,
were observed to come at the expiration of
a certain quantity of time, and so long as
they performed their courses, no doubt was
entertained about the laws which govern
them in their revolutions about the center
of attraction. Hut when they did not ap
pear, the laws which had been laid down
for their government were distrusted, and
the truth, that there is known no positive
time of their coming, was proved. And in
the present century two have appeared w ith
out being announced or expected ; hence,
we, or any future generation, know not when
they will appear again, as the period of
their revolution is unknown, and to assert
anything about the term of their absentee
must be conjectured, and it never will be
known, without two in the future appearing,
lie identified as those of 1807 and ot 184J
Since the year 1550, when it last appeared,
many changes have been observed to have
gone on in the heavens 'Thousands of corn
els have swept along the sky, and many so
near our planet that they could be observed;
new worlds have appeared in the space of
our -y.-toiii ; sevi nil stars have been swept
awny or burnt up in distant eonstellat.ons,
and others have left their places and taken
ii station in other parts ot the heavens —
Wit hour scanty knowledge, and imperfect
means of observation, we know that enough
has taken place along the track of the ex
traordinary visitor, to retard or accelerate
its motion ; but, if the time of its coming is
gone bv, and it Inis not appeared, we do not
know whether it will ever return to us.—
Now we have accounts that it appeared six
times since the Christ inti Era ; the greatest
time of its absence was 292 years, and its
least 288, which makes u difference of five
years. If we add the greatest number to
155 b, we have 1849, and If the least to lftfifl
we have 181-1. On the 5th of March, 184J,
a comet was discovered in the west, or
rather its tail, which swept sixty degrees of
the heavens ; the nucleus or body was not
seen. It was perceived only a short time,
and w hen it made its nearest passage about
the sun.
Moiis. Arniro, of Paris, asserted that it
came so near that luminary, that it glanced
a corner of it ; and its terrible velocity alone
prevented it from falling entire into it.
Mr. Hudincf, a member of the French
Academy of Sciences, assures the world
that thedelaved comet "is living on its bril
liant reputnt on,” and will return ; and M
Homme, of Middleburgh, (leruiany, Inis set
down " August l8f»S ns its time <>f ijijeir
unci’, a i'h an uncertainly of lira ye rs mure
or less."
When the eyes of the inhabitants of this
world looked I lie last t ime upon this seldom
and unwelcome v isitor, the w hole of Europe
was governed much more by what is called
siiper-tition than nt present ; two Pope*
occupied the clmir at Home in one year;
Marv, (Jiieen of England, burnt many bi.sh
ops at the stake ; America had been discov
ered by Columbus and Vespmci ; but the
Pilgrims had not lauded on the Hock *if
Plymouth. * The world was pausing ufbr
terrible deeds of blood and most disastrous
wars ; the great emperor had retired to the
monastery of St. Ju-tus, in the province of
Estreniudura, where lie passed ninny of his
hours in constructing clocks and watches,
which amusement gave experience, and
caused him to express surprise and regret at
his own folly in having bestowed so much
time and labor, in the vain attempt of bring
ing mankind to a precise uniformity of sen
timent, concerning the mysterious doctrines
of religion. In short, while Charles the first,
of Spain, and liltli of the Empire, in the
most beautiful valley of Spain, was making
the discovery that lie could not make any
two clocks—regulated by his own hand,and
subject to known positive rule— keep exact
ly the same time ; and while lie reflected on
the course lie had pursued in relation to the
freedom of opinion, and was convinced that
the mind of man cannot be made obedient to
law and direction like a clock ; and became
sorry t Imt lie Imd ever scourged or persecuted
hi- subjects for maintaining their opinions in
spite of dictation, this wandering planet w as
passing ny our world and shaking its inhabit
ants with tear. — James Wood house.
As Uncommon Occtkrknck. —'The Alba
ny hnicUrtwcktr says a very singular alTnir
occurred in the Court of General Sessions,
at the late term. A woman was brought up
anil arraigned before her own brother, who
was on the bench, on a charge of keeping a
house of prostitution. The brother sat mo
tionless as marble, and stern and inflexible
as the Homan father who passed the sen
tence of dentil on his own son. The woman,
though old in crime, and lost to shame, was
so overcome by the scene that, on reaching
her seut, she wept burning tears. It is a
scene that is rarely witnessed, and wo hope
never to see the like again.
A laky was asked, “ When a lady and gen
tleman have quarrelled, anil each consider#
the other most ut fault, which of the two
ought to he the first to udvance towards a
reconciliation ?” Her answer was, “ The
beet-hwtwj (tad the twQ,”
How I became a Gambler
Although I belong to the de-pised frater
nity of gamblers, I have always iniule it a
rule to advise young men to t*hmi the irnm
ing table, that they might avoid the rock
upon which I split ; and I will now oiler,
throw!) yonr paper, some suggestions to the
heads of families on the snhjeet ot social
card playing.
I was at least twenty years of ago, ami
lintl live.l some mouths in New \ ork before
1 even knew the names ot the ordinary play
ing cards—Imt the importanee of a thor
ough edueation in thescienee of gullies was
soon made apparent to me, ami in a ((dar
ter whence I least expected it. Hoarding in
Broadway, I gradually formed an ucqiiain
tanee with a number of highly respectable
By one of those I was invited to attend
asocial party. The heads of the family I
knew to hr members of an evangelical church,
and you may readily judge ot my surprise,
when 1 made my entry into the parlor, to
behold most of the company, together with
tnv pious friends deeply engaged at play —
not th* plays of innocence, but the plats ot
depraved gamblers 1 The father ot the fam
ily was engaged at chess, whilst the wile pre
sided at a card table ; their children were
among the whist players, and others ol the
company were encaged at back-gammon
dominoes and checkers !
The wine circulated freely—and all seem
ed happy hut my.-clf, who in such a party was
a hnrlmritin. I could do nothing hut look
on and confess my ignorance, or oeeusio ml
ly engage in conversation with some old la
dy, whilst
Tin- young ami gay
Were all engaged in |ihiy. - '
It is needless to say that I spent a very
unhappy evening—and that 1 resolved at
once to acquire an edueation ho necessary to
the maintenance of a respect able standing
in good society I 1 was not long, therefore,
in mastering tlie mysteries of iligli, Low,
Jack, and the (Janie ; and of Whist ; and
a slight knowledge of these led to a desire
for further information ; until at la-t I was
an adept nt a variety of games, alile to leach
others, and I was a favorite partner wher
ever I went. I became exceedingly fond of
cards, as tlcy were introduced into every so
cial circle wlu rc I was admitted, my fond
ness gradually ripened into n passion, w hich
clings to me even to this hour.
No better illustration of the dangers of
card playing can be given, than tnv own his
tory. In the parlors of respectable families
1 acquired a taste for play, which fluidly be
came an all-absorbing passion, know ing no
bounds, and rapidly hurrying me down the
fond to rain, where all is misery, de ohitinn
and death ! But my ease is not a solitary
one—thousands of gamblers have been made
in the same way and tens of thou-,amis
have fallen before that terrible vice, incon
sequence of a taste for play being found in
(he family circle. —Xatitmnl (iunril.
Tin: Erniiv Oitkauk- Oii Sunday morn
ing last, an efligy was found hang ng in front
of the church of the Ilev I>r. Scott M"ii
day being steamer day, one of the law and
murder organs of the city Imwled piteously
over the deed for the henellt of readers at
the East. As if aware of the baseness of
its charges, it did not venture to attribute
the act to the Vigilance Committee as a
body, slid in fact made a very lame effort in
attempting to fasten it on any members of
the organization. The only result from the
publication of the labored slander was a eon
vietion in the minds ol nine-tenths of the
community that the outrage was a plot on
the part of the law and murderlings, got up
for affect at the Hast, and subsequent events
strengthen such a conclusion. There has
been no reward offered by ‘‘ law and order"
supporters for the discovery of the perpe
trators of the outrage, and since the sailing
of the steamer, the journal in question has
had little to say on the subject On thcotli
er hand, large rewards have been offered
and every means taken to bring I lie offen
ders to punishment We are glud to learn
that copies of the livening lliil/rhn were is
sued in time to (replaced on board ihe -team
er, w hich t hus carried the antidote w.tli tfie
Imne. The trick is worthy of the party
with which it originated, and its success is
quite as undiseovcrubl" as that attendent on
former efforts by the same taction. It is to
be hoped that in the failure of this latest
“dodge," the law and umrderltiigs will he
sufficiently discouraged to secure their ab
stinence from any such attempts in the fu
ture. At nnj rate, if the tools who have
been used in this infamous work can be dis
covered, they will meet a punishment which
will prevent any future achievements in tueir
peculiar line within the borders of this State.
H'iilt H’tsi.
Why no They ?—A lady correspondent of
the Pacific, who has been present at a wed
ding says :
“ We have had n wedding within twenty
miles of here, since I wrote you. I had pas
tured to myself a young ami blushing bride
with fair hair and blue eyes—arrayed in sim
ple flowing white, with orange buds, fir —
Brit I was never farther from the reality.—
The bride was dressed in u st ff, costly silk,
which was overtrimmed with ex|>eiisive lace.
Why do [iretty country lassies spoil their
natural beauty of face and figure by aping
city fashions? No dreas is more becoming
a bride than plain (inexpensive while, and
natural (lowers arc the only ornaments that
should be used.”
Ci'I.tivators of the earth are the most valua
ble citizens. They are the most independ
ent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to
all their couutry and wedded to its liberty
s*rl by tfeo mwt Jaatiof boo#
My Mother.
Tbrills through the heart.when touched the tfwl.
Pin' strum tli.n itu inory's harps evoke,
Aiul fancy Midi her golden wine*
Mi-r bright eyed attributes convoke ;
Ihiek through the varied pa''! tile mind
1* lies, us n hint of gentle wing,
ljesting oil nil the sunny spot*
That memory o’er the heart may flinjf.
Nor magic w and nor painter’s skill,
Can deck with gorgeous colors more,
The sunlight pictures, which the mind
In retrospection can restore ;
Ami soft’nlng inlliieucescome Imck.
’T. 11 the rapt soul’s entranced in bliss —
The roseate hours of time tlv hy,
And woo us to forgetfulness.
The dresm land beauties of the past
I d with the bright ey, d present bleud ;
And wreathe a garland for thy brow.
Mother! —my truest earthly friend !
Through the bright vista of the past,
My voung life owns thy care—none other ;
And all of good my young heart knows
Was planted there by thee, my mother!
England and Mexico.
An occasional correspondent of the Sau
Francisco Hulltlin,, writes from the city of
Mexico under date of Sept 10th :
“The probability is we are going to have
n brush with Kuglnud, or ruther it is now
(piite probable that Kurland is going to
irivc Mexico a drubbing. Knglund says she
i-. disgusted with treating Mexico I ke a civ
il!zed nation Hftcr resorting to every expedi
ent to gel along with her as such, and at
she has been unable to come to any other
conclusion, by a close examination and com*
pari'on of the public acts of the country,
than that Mexico deserves the same treat
ment us would be bestowed OU a band of
bandits, she has determined to administer
the dose. Lord Clarendon has ordered, and
the British Churged'Afl’aires here has hauled
do ,u li s sign and Hag, and closed the lega
tion, and the Consul has closed his offices.—
The cause of this decisive step has a long
I'\rxt, the Knglish Convention debt ; sec
ondly, the non-payment of the interest of
the Condon loan; thirdly, various acts of
bad faith in obtaining money from Knglish
capitalists fi>r mining purposes, and the re
fund of Mexico to grunt redress ; and
fourthly ami culminutingly, the affair of
Messrs Barron, Forbes »Y Co., in Tepic.—
The last case brought Ltiglnnd to the stick
ing point, and Home time since she made
certain demand- of the Mexican Government
in relation to it. The Mexican Government,
true to the character derived from its Span*
i h ancestors, first trented the demand light
ly ; the Charge threatened to ask his pass
ports. when the Government equivocated.—
.lu-t, at this tune, instructions were received
from the Knglish Government that if the
demands were not net eded to ill such a man
ner, tu -nspeiid relations, and in pursuance
with orders, relations are suspended.
Orders were sent to Admiral Bruce some
time •nice, to make himself convenient at
some point on the 1’iieilie—either San Fran
cisco or I’ana nia, and we are in suspense
here to hear of his whereabouts. The same
day the legal on closed, <>u the ‘2d of Sept ,
advices tell here for the squadron in the
Gulf of Mexico, mid by this time the Admi
ral litis Ins advices, lie is under direct or
ders from the government, und we are
watching with interest to see if he is tacorn*
iiiciicc the blockade of \ era Cruz, immedi
ately My opinion is his orders are not to
do mi until tlie next advices from Knglund.
In the. uietiii time the government of Mexi
co is go ng i ii send (i en. AI monte to Knglund,
to see if that gentleman cannot settle ilia
matter quietly ; but it seems quite certain
that lie will not be received under the eir
i uniKtaui'i s. lie is, however, the best man
I hut could have been selected for the mission,
and i! Mexico can lie saved, he will undoubt
edly do it.
Tin) liabilities of Mexico to Kngiund now
exceed #70,000,000 !- quite a nice little
sum for a nation to pay that lain no more
than a few thousand in the national treasu
ry, and who owes at this time an unpaid
army for two mouths.
The Government is now contemplating u
descent on the estate* of the monks anti
friars. The time, 1 hear, is lixed for the
•27tii September, or thereabouts. Certain
it i-. that money has got to come from some
quarter, or else all Immls will be starred
out. I'vbre Mtjico!
Si vi ai 111 i ai iaTIov — A New York ed
itor threatens that if til# California Vigi
lance Committee do not quit sending their
rogues to New Yoik, all the New York
rogues, liv way of retaliation, will lie nent
to California ; to which a I’liiladelphia pa
per adds ; •• If this could be dour, Califor
nia would soon become a thickly settled
country, and the Vigilance Committee would
be compelled to give up their work of ref*
oi mation us u bad job. \Ve once heard a
reverend gent express a doubt whether hell
would be large enough to contain all the sin
ners who would be consigned to that sub
terranean district ; but if San Francisco
should prove capacious enough to contain all
the rascals of Gotham, the parsons, by the
help of a little arithmetic, may assure thrm
sdves that the brimstone digging* will h*
sufficiently commodious to hold a!! tin rep
robates of the earth, without crowding.”
Owe or tmk Box's.— Mother —"Charley,
where have you been ?”
Boy—“ fa the garden, nia ”
Mother —“ No, you tiaveheen swimmiag ;
you know how I cautioned you about going
to the creek. 1 will have to correct yon.—
Look, ut your hair, how wet it is
13, >y— “ Oh, no, mu, this is not water, it
ia sweat !”
Mother —“ All, Charley, 1 have ranght
you fibbing, your shirt is wrong side out !”
Boy, triumphantly—“ Oh, I did that just
now, tu3, eiim&iag fv*»
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