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THE TRINITY JOURNAL IS PI B 1.1 H II E 1) KVKltV S A T I K II A V M O K X I X O. BY CURTIS & GORDON, K. J. CUHTIH, 1). K. GOHDON, EDITORS AMI PUOPIt 1ET011S. Terms.—The Joprxai, will lie furnished to sub scrlbers lit the following rates : For one year $s 00 “ six months » no Advertisements conspicuously inserted on the following terms: One square, first insertion $ I 00 For each subsequent insertion 2 00 j?P©~ A square consists of Ten lines, or less. A reasonable reduction from the above rates will be made to yearly advertisers. Book and Job Printing. We have connected with the JontNAi.,a full and complete Job Office, where every description of work will he executed neatly and promptly. JLOENTS FOR TUB JOURNAL. San Francisco L. P. Fisher. Sacramento E. K. Gluons A Co. Hidgcville Da. ,1. J. Piper. Cafiou City S. W. Ravki.kv. North Fork 1). 1). Hamii.tox. Big Flat Capt. J. N. Best. Big Bar W. 1). Evans. Little Prairie Pei.treai A Penny. Taylor’s Flat Jipson L. Drake. Canadian Bar “ “ “ ;SfP"Single copies of the Jovunai., in n-rnpptrs, for the Atlantic Mail, can lie had at this office. DIRECTORY Dt'Ilill'lEIK'Itt. Omens. Governor. . Lieut. Governor. . Secretary of State. . Treasurer of State. .Comptroller of State. , . Attorney General. . .Surveyor General. Printer. OFFICIAL Kxmilivc OfKlf'KRS. J. Nicri.v Johnson.. . R. M. Anoi.iisox pAVIH F. I tol l! l.ASS,. . Hknuy Rates Geo. W. Whitman,. .. W. B. Wai.i.aok John It. Brewster,. . James Ai.I.kx, .Slat K. Wii.son j F. S. MeKknzik State Prison Directors Ai.ex. ltr.i.i., ) Jutlieiary. JUSTICES OR WT'HKMB COURT. litoil ('. Murray Chief JiisC.ee. fiolomon lleydenfelt...As.-ociate Jlist ice. 1). S. Terry, “ “ DISTRICT JUIIIIKS. District—Sth I. M. Peter '. “ «»th.... Win. P. Dningertiekl. “ loth... .0. K. Williams. Trinity Co. Official Dirictory. County Judge It. T. Miller. County Clerk II. J. R-uimin. Deputy Co. Clerk Robert G. Stuart District Attorney II. J. llowe. •Sheriff Kilwnrd Ncblett Coroner \. Shepard. Treasurer C. F. Lynn. Assessor D. W. Potter. Surveyor . . .11. E. Wheeler* BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. District No. 1 M. Griffin. “ “ 2 1,. Reynolds. “ “ W. VnnSrhnnck The Hoard of Supervisors meet the 1st Monday in February, May, August and November. DISTRICT COURT— 15th District. Composed of the Counties of Trinity and Hum boldt. Terms—In the County of Trinity, on the 3d Monday in February, May. August and Novem ber, —in the County of Humboldt, the first Mon day iu January, April, July and October. COUNTY C« H UT. Tk.ums —1st Monday in January, March, May, July, September, and November. COURT OF SESSIONS Terms—1st Monday in February, April, June, August, October mid December. PRORATE COURT. Terms.—4th Monday of each month. s&ss sa r ;rvu ivi o is> &*z8 » 8TATK OK CALIFORNIA, ) Cot.vrv «*!•- Tkinitv. \ In the District Court of the 15th Jud. Dist. Bull, lialitr Iiubbint, Plain! Uj \ is Hal’,ill# ami Wilier, Defeiuluiih. rpil K PEOPLE OF Till'’ STATE OK ( AM I KORNIA, To JAMES O. V, ATKINS mill (HESTER tV'ITT Eli : You are hereby summon ed to nntiwor the complaint of AlpheuH Hull, George 1’. Hater ami William Uni,Ions, film against you, ns follows : If snrvi d on you in this County, within ten (lays; i I solved out of said County and in tbit) Judicial District within twen ty days'; in all other cases within forty days, in each ease exclusive of the day of such service, in an action commenced against you in the aforesaid Court, on the 18th day,.of August, A. 1). 185(1. wherein the said 1’1 an tiffs prnys.judgment against you, the said Defendants, for the sum of two thousand and seventy-live 88-100 dollars, costs of suit and money disbursements, being amount due i on a promissory note made nod executed as set 1 forth inyaM l’laijltitfs Complaint. If you fail to answer said complaint as herein directed, the l’lautilf's will take judgment against you by de fault, for said amount of $'J.07.5 88-100, costs of suit and money disbursements, us in said Com plaint demanded. Given under my hand and the Real of the District Court of the Ffteenth Jurli ( ) cial District, Ibis Fourteenth day of j *'• j November in the year of our Lord one —>— thousand eight hundred and fllty-six. II. J. REAM AS", Clerk. Hull, linker Si Robbins, ) District Court l.'dli vs. | Judicial District James (). Watkins, Chester I State of California Witter. \ County of Trinity. On lending the affidavit of \V. Uobbins, and on examination of the papers now on lile in the Dis trict Court of Trinity County in the cause, it is oi ileo (1 that service lie made on each of the above jinme.'l Defendants by publication of the summons in the above cause, once a week for Hie period of three months in i!.'* Trinit;/ •/ -tirml, a new -paper planted and published in Weaver■villi'. I riiiitv ('ouuty California. ii. T. -MILKER, County Judge, Trinity County. 1 luliforuia, attest: 11. J. Hitiv Clerk of the l.'til Judicial District Court, Trinity Comity, " Weaver, tiov. 15th, 1858, ' 43lf, CIIEC K ,«i A T i» A I t , A 0 - Garrison, Morgan, Frets? &. ttalstoii, RAN KllANCliiCrt, EIGHT DRAFTS at our rent rates, in sums to spit, im Manhattan Hank. Sfeiy York. i'harlcs Morgan A Co .New 5 ork, JJnrbv Jr Rarksdaln,, ,St. I.mtis, Mu. its Highest price paid for Gold Dust, RHODES & W111TN EV, .1 \II, Amikusiix, Agt, Weivcrville, Mav 17, ISiO, If, WEAVEKVi LLE. TRINITY COUNTY, C AL. SATURDAY MORN I NR. DEOEMRUR 27. KHi. Sheriff’s Sale. }y virtui' of an execution to me directed, issued J ) out of the lion. District Court of 15th Judi cial District, in and for the County of Trinity on a judgment entered therein by default on the 1 Stlt day of December. A. D. 1850, against IV. llesel tiue, John I’artlelt and Win. Van Scliaaek, (mem bers of the Washington Flumitig Company) and in favor of James Drake for the sum of seventeen hundred and seventy-five 28-100 dollars and ninety 38-100 dollars interest, and one hundred and eight 38-100 costs of suit, amounting to the sum of nineteen hundred and seventy four 1-100 dollars (SI97 l 01) 1 will on Saturday the 10th day of January, 1857, at the Court House door in the town of Wenver ville, Trinity county, between the hours of 10 o’clock a. m., and 1 o’clock p. in., ot said day ex pose to public sale, to tlic highest bidder, for cash, all the right, title and Interest,*of the aforesaid lleseltine & Co., in and to a Hume and saw mill, known as the Washington Hume and saw mill, ly ing and being on French Creek, Trinity county. The said Hume conveying the water from afore said saw mill on French Creek, down said creek, and thence down the Trinity river to Taylor's Flat. Together with all buildings and improve ments, and all and singular the hereditinients and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. To satisfy said judgment, in terest, costs, and accruing costs. K. X L11I.FTT. Sheriff. liv J. A. Watsox, Deputy. Wi uvervillc, Dec. 1 i)111, 1850. McLAIN & THORP, BLACKSMITHS A LOMAKK11S ! COEHT 8I'uKl.T, - • - VYK 1VBU\ ll.I.K. I'lLACKi-MlTlIIXG of all kind . Morse, I ) Mulo and Ox Shoeing. done in tin* best manner.and on reasonable terms for Cash. A largo assortment of Minors’ Tools. Hookers, Toms, l’ick: . Shovels, Crow-liars, Tom and Koek j or Irons, Sluicing Forks, and a great variety of II A It D V, A 15 C , kept constantly on hand and for sale at our Shop. Guns and Pistols, s M ad Cutters Game lings, A Ch lining Hods, Shot Pouches and *'sN Nipple Kenches, lii It*. Powder 4 ' Powder nnil Lend, Horns and P tasks, G. D. A Kill eye’s double Wat erproof, central tire Cap- : together w ith many ar t'e. les not here ennmerati d. Guns and Pistols repaired by competent work men. and satisfaction guarnutnd. McLAIN A TIIOllP. IVcavt r, Dec. f.0,1830. 2»>-tf. pi erce, cm men &co. URNAL. T!.sS SHI k < \ I \ -*v f II am .1 ■MSI LSI. U|, es new rnti: ritooK rate:' t cii.rixu, Main Slmt, iiear-y t»pposlle M. (liarlfs, WIIOI.KSAI.K AMi ltKTAII. HI. A I Kits l\ East 43 ' set -c ns ta rs * z H PROVISKl X S, * "r 1 J\ *'i * ‘ .*’■ T *•; 'Vj. r ‘ ‘ r r m j.. J ’/ jj v ( , ' j. /» 'ujju j. • BOOTS AND SHOES, HA RDM. AUK. CHOCK KRY. G LASSW AH K, Ac. 1 Weaver, Nov. 1. 183(1. -tl-lf. '■ ASSAY OFFICE. No. 52 S' Street, between 2d and 3d, 8 A ( II A 31 r, A T <). i vr, a Kit: & < < >. A SSA\ MIS OF COM) AND OliFS ..f every /\ ih : eriplion. ac now prepared In execute* bus i111 - < 11 1i’us-Ii'll !o ih ‘in pnniptly, and on the must reasonable tii'iilP. Our assays have been thor oug'v (> s1 1 C at Americanami Fnropean 'lint', end we guarantee their eon eetm h •, and will pay all iliflerenees arising from the mime. Through recent improvements we are enabled to male.' returns for Deposits within six home. 1 . S. Mint ('nin sen’t to our patrons in the coun try by return Hxpress. Advances nniile on De posit-. Dnrs discounted at Fan Frauciseu rates. (Sacramento, Nov. 1.185(5. 4Mtm. T. II EE DELS, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER West side of Main atreat, Weaver, (omisiit tub “ iuaxa,”) lias for sale an extensive assortment of GOLD AND SILVFR WATCHES. FLAIN AND DIAMOND KINGS, WATCH CHAINS. lilt FASTI’I NS, BRACELETS. and JE WFLUV of every description, CLOCKS, btc., AT 1IKAS0MM.K TKIIAIS. 1 'artiirillai* attention given Jo the repairing of ’ Watches. Sp' t'imens neatly set. and all hinds of Califor nia Jewelry mniiunictiired to order, no. Li tf 1 'HIS Theater has been enlarged and put ■ rented by in thorough repair, and will In the single night, month or season. The The „ ater is well supplied with scenery and properties, and will accommodate live hnudri d persons. Fot t Tins, Ac. apply to F. W. lii. iKK, Weaver, Trinity Co. Weaver. July 12, 18,iC. 2.i-tf. FOliT.i TAX NOTICE. \Ll. p. rsnns who have not paid their Foil Tax prior to tliii ilati will. In accordance with the law ! ■ _ii!uling Hie i nlb etiou of Foil Tax. be sub j. ct to pay a Foil Tax of lour dollars ($1) each on gad ulter this date. D. \\. I’O’l TER, Ass. S. W. JANES, Deputy. Weaver, Nov. L 18,id. 41-tf L 0N CLAUFT \V 1 N TlM ! SlVOltTir.* SI’AhKLING CATAWBA. llFlDSK'K CUAMFAC.VE, Vti'FKSF. HUEIIHV * vI)FIKA WINKS, together with a general as.-oi inn Hi nt tine h reiudi Cognacs and doiiiest o liipioi ■■ at t ie most ren sonnblc prices Itv 1L HO( KFIL Weal- it Anuu-t 1 .50, -tbtf, IYE VOTED TO THE XITTEliESTS OF T.KINITY COI'XTY. Romantic Story. Considerable excitement was created at Kockfish village, X. C., about eighteen months ago, by the mysterious disappear ance of a voting lady, who, it was afterwards | concluded, was dead. She has since turned up in a very unexpected manner, ns the fol lowing letter in the Fayetteville .Writ t Car olinian, will show. The writer says: A year and a half passed by. The oc currence of Miranda's fate began to be ob literated from the mind ; those friends who mourned for her had laid aside their weeds, and resigned her as lost forever. Let us now go back to the eventful night of her disappearance, and learn the true fate of our romantic heroine. It appears she became dissatisfied with her condition, for some cause unnecessary to detail, and left her boarding house while all beneath its roof were buried in slumber ; and for fear of being seeu by some one iu the village, took the path leading up the margin of the pond, passing by the beach near its head, and thence through the wood to the main road. She found herself, at daylight some distance off, and determined in order to conceal her identity, to doff the attire of a woman and assume that of the sterner sew.— An opportunity soon offered, for seeing at a farmhouse near by, a pair of pantaloons and ! some shirts hanging on the fence, she man aged to secure them, and at once appropria ted them to her own use. In this disguise she traveled on to Huntsville, 8. (',, where she procured work as a lot/, and diligently applied herself for several months without exciting suspicion as to her sex. Her asso ciations were with the males of the village ; and, though she frequently went with the boys to the river to wash, she could never be induced to go in herself, always volunteering to watch their clothes while they were bath ing. Work becoming a little source, John, (for thnt was her assumed name,) left Ihnnets villc tuul went to Cheraw, where she In bored i for two or three months, until she procured funds enough to take her to Charleston. In that city she was taken sick with fever, and, though under skillful medical treatment, she managed to preserve her incognito. John finally, like the moth to theeanillo, ventured too near her old range, and was discovered, fin t as one of the operatives of a i luetory in Fayetteville, by some of those w ho Imd know n Miranda at llorkfish. Find ing herself inspected, she left, and hired her self to an oliI bachelor, some miles from town, doing faithful ntuu service on the farm and in the house, sleeping with the crusty old fellow at night, without his suspecting what kind of n bedfellow he lmd, until curi osity brought her to town to hear the dis cussion between Gragg and Gilmer, when slie was again met by some of her old ac (jimintanees, and fully recognized as .Miran da, the lost maiden of Kockfish village. Miranda Inis promised to assume the ap propriate costume of her sex, though she says that the men have much more fun than the woine|i ; and that it will be hard for her hereafter to set and listen to the ever- j lasting gosip of tlie girls, since, she lias min gled with the men, attended the elections and tax-gatherings—become interested in politics heard the candidates, and been hugged and treated so well by them. A cnvrtunrTon to theSlorklon Argus fur nishes some amusing sketches of Stockton in early times, from which we extract - ()i it l’li ot. —There were few river pilots in those days steamboats, of course, none. A axioms to reach Stockton in the craft brought ns from the New York dock, and onr captain being ignorant of the windings of the San Joaquin, wo speared in San Fran cisco the services of an individual, who, in lii.s own language, ‘had bin thnr, and know ed a heap’ about the river, lie turned out, however, aa the seqflcl will show, to have been a Missouri ox-driver, who, being on a spree in San Francisco, until his ‘ pile’ had melted away, had the ingenuity to secure his passage free by engaging in the ubove capacity. Missouri was intent on playing his part through, for as we entered the nar row channel of the river, seeing his time for action had arrived, lie placed himself near the man at the wheel, when the captain sur rendered to him the command, and went be low. lie evidently now felt the weight of responsibility resting upon him. Aftcrstaud ing awhile on tip-toe, looking over the bow, he walked up to the man at the wheel, and tapping him familiarly on the shoulder, lie whispered, 'Say, Mister, 1 reckon you’d bet ter come /line a leetle.’ Then, running to the other side, lie quickly changed his notion — ‘ (lee,’ cried Missouri, ' Gee, gee, gee I J .1 to .1 s, we’re sot!' Then turning to the man at the wheel, with hands upward, in a phren y.y of despair, he continued : Darn your pic tur, if yeu'd mly greil when you first he irn me holler, we'il neeer struck nary time’ ' Shiv er my inizeii !’said Jack, holding on to the wheel amazed, 'if our skipper ain’t shipped a native California pilot, and he’d ought to know 1 don’t speak a word of their language,’ And, sure enough, we were hard aground ; our vessel never got any nearer Stockton— in the language of Missouri—‘ nary time!’ Tiif. Pacific Railroad.- Dr. Wozenernft In his late lecture before the Mechanic'll in stitute, says: ‘The southern route has a variation, or deflection, of some seven degrees, thus in creasing the distance nearly four hundred miles, aud the cost of construction some $25,- 000,000 or $110,000,000. ‘ The central route has a climate and soil in which, and on which man can live and have uinple resources ; the southern has nei ther climate, soil or resources for him.’ Yesterday has been poetically culled the ‘ elder Inuther of to day.’ Sufferings of tiif Early Immigrants Amidst the activity and excitements incident to the early settlement of a country, the toils and sufferings of its pioneers are apt to be overlooked and forgotten. Thus, thev who first explore the wilderness, and open new paths of empire rarely enjoy the fame of their exploits, or the fruits ot their labor Especially has this been the case in California. Never did the history of any State open with such a terrific chapter ot events as ours. The colonization of no land was ever initiated amidst such storms of disaster and peril as this. The annals of no people even the pages of romance furnish scarce a parallel to the apalling sufferings end dire necessities to which the early immi grants were subjected. The miseries ot the Colonial settlers of Jamestown and Plym outh, severe as they were, soften into luxu rious plenty and repose, compared with theirs. Even l)e Soto and his followers, in nil their wilderness wanderings in search of El Dorado and Helicon, never endured such privations and calamities as many of these hardy pioneers of the Pacific. And, al though it is now but just 10 years since they were undergoing these trials, how few of our inhabitants are aware that the histor ic drama of this goodly land opened with such unheard of scenes. Recent as are these occurrences, but few are aware of their ex istence, or have heard of them only through the distored medium of prejudice and false hood. Certain parties having private ends to attain and piques to gratify, or through ignorance and malice, have heretofore given various narrations of these events to the public, which, notwithstanding they abound with injustice mid error, have, from being al lowed to pass nneoutrmlicted and nneorreet ed, become current history with the world. It is with this view, therefore to correct these false statements and impressions, that we propose to publish a series of articles in the Age, deriving our information directly from those who were eye witnesses of and actors in these terrible events. Many w ho were connected with them are already dead; others have left the country ; still there are a number residing in this vieiuity, some of whom hear the highest character for respec tability and intelligence, and w ho are amply qualified to furnish the most full nntl authen tic information. Reing also a pioneer, the w riter has, at the solicitation of several of their number, consented to become the hum ble chronicler of these early times, mid we enter upon tlie task more cheerfully, inas much as it affords us an opportunity of vin dicating the good name of some, who from inadvertence or personal enmity on the part nf others, have been unjustly a- ailed, and placed in nu odious light before the world, lint who, from their sublime exhibitions of fortitude, and superhuman endurance, are entitled to the respect ond'admiration of mankind. The subsequent articles will up pear ms rapidly us we shall bo able to col lect the information and have leisure for their preparation. Sacramenfo Age. Tin Sciuioi.vASTKit Ahiioaii A modern writer, in a sketch of Lord give.' the origin of this popular phrase : ‘ No orator of our times is more success fill in embalming phrases, full of meaning, in the popular memory The well-known tal ismnnie sentiment, ‘The schoolmaster is abroad/ is an instance. In a speech on the elevation of Wellington, a mere ' military chieftain,’ to I lie premiership, after tlm il at h of Canning, Con] Brougham said, 1 Field marshal the, Duke of Wellington may take the army he may take navy he may take the great, seal he may take the mitre I make him a present id’ them all. Let him come on with his whole force, sword in hand, against the constitution, mid the Knglish people would not only bent him back, but laugh at bis assaults. In othertimes the country may have heard with dismay that ‘ the soldier was abroad/ It will not be so now. Let the soldier be abroad if he will ; he can do nothing in this age. There is un other personage abroad a personage less imposing—in the eyes of some, perhaps, in significant. The s<lu,ol muster is o brood ; and I trust to him, armed with his primer, a gainst the soldier in full military array/ (.Yuan Slave Trade. A letter from Ha vana states that ftie slave trade between Cu ba anil Afriea is very active, and adds : . Two landings on the south side count. 0051 negroes ; on the north, east of < Jnrdenns, 157 4 or 375 ; 13517 in all— having lost by death on the voyages thirty-six in the three ves sels, showing unusual care, for the comfort of their victims. The importation of slaves is perfectly systematised, and with the best will for its prevention, in conformity with the words of interdiction uttered and reiter nted by the Captain (jciieml, can be carried on with impunity ; especially as long as your merchant princes, ship builders, Ac., are in terested in its pursuit. The orders of the Cuban traders are ea gerly sought for in your ship yards, and ten percent, of over profit will make, some of your veriest saints sinners in Africa. At any rate, Yankee ingenuity and Yankee enter prise serve to defeat the best efforts of this government for the suppression of the slave trade, and they may well give up in des pair. The complaints belong at home more than hare at the present time, for without a lile of soldies for every foot of 1800 miles of sea const, aud each one imbued w ith the power and spirit of Concha, it could not be prevented, with the temptation that is held out for success. The Emckhok ok China Instead of pay ing the doctor, us we do, when we arc un well, that instant he is ill stops the. pay of his physicians, and dues not renew it imtil he is quite well ugniu. Mexico owes to British capitalists $61,- 000,000 and can't and wont tiny. As Avalanche. —Some throe years savs the Marysville Herald, the writer of this chanced to stop one night at a remote min ing camp in the Sierras. During the night nntl for several days following, the snow fell in ab?olutc sheets, covering up the miners' cabins, ami drifting in great masses along the brow of the hill. At length the sun came out, and the fur trees that had been groaning and creaking tinder tile load ot snow, began to straighten up, sometimes slm king oil' their burden suddenly, and Hying back to their original position with tremcn dons force, like a giant wreuching ofl' his chains. A mile or so up the creek three miners had built their cabin, and the people of the village felt some little anxiety to know what had been their fate. Two men started out ou snow shoes, and towards night returned and reported that an avalanche had buried up the lonely cabin, and that the snow and broken trees and rocks were piled up over its foundations fifty feet deep. Next day a party went in search of the lost men, but nothing was to be seen but a monument of snow, which the storm king in his wrath had built over them. In the spring the snow melted away, and the mem were found. One was lying in his bunk, crushed bv a broken roofing ; anoth er had fallen acres-, the doorstep, and the third had escaped from the cabin to be over whelmed a few pact s from the door. Hard ly a log of the cabin w as left in its original place, and some of them had been thrown a hundred yards from I In* foundation. Tint tup logs of the chimney lmd been thrown clear across the stream to the opposite side hill. Never shall we forget the horrible, fright fill expression of terror and despair frozen on the face of one of the dead men. The eyes were open, and their glassy stare re minded us of the figures in the old pictures of the .lodgment Day, and every one invol untarily shrank from the stony gaze of the dead, who looked us though the very soul had frozen and died in the eluv. The stalwart miners dug a grave nearby, and lining il with the clapboards picked up about the rains, buried the bodies, still fro zen, and set up a gray stone with some rude letters made with a pick the only monu ment of the victims of the avalanche. To this day no cabin is built near the spot, and when the clouds gather about the brow of tli ■■ overhanging hill, hiding its bleak rocks and stunted cedars, tin* miners strike their camps imd leave the place to solitude and the dominion of the storm. Title N k\v li vitv. We’ve got a Imby down at our house, n real Ihiki fi/le blinking Imby ; that is, if tlie pimpled, wrinkled, squinting piece of s/uiiin hidden uwuv heucath those billows of lace and llauncl, can ha called a baby, against the sii|i])ositiou of which (if I didn’t know a thing or two, and luid’ut been (hero before.) I slum hi be inclined tnfiloan objection. We certainly have got a baby, the intelligence of which was conveyed to me by a round eyed, wonder-stricken urchin, which was the baby till this morning, in the following glowing terms : ‘Oh, Aunt Mari an, we’ve got a Imby down four house I’u pa 6nys the Doctor saw its little legs hang iug through the limbs of tin* great tree on the. common, and picked it oh lor mamma ! Wau’t ho good ?” Of course, I subscribed to the gnw/arvv part, sadly remembering the time when our down I!a t Imbics were got ten up on a similar lofty settle, and tying my bonnet on, hastened home !o 1 welcome the little stranger,’that hud so cavalierly slept in during inv absence. Tommy was there before me, and with eyes bigger than ever, was standing at nurse’s knee, evidently trying to solve the quc.tion whether baby’s lists Were doubled up te hit him a punch, or to suuh hi own nose, the rough way of the world. A bran new Imby 1 Do you know what its advent is into the heart uud home of a happy family ? The mother laying in the bed id’ suffering which reduces all wo men from t!#•* queen to the beggar, to the common level of humanity. mother that we approach so reverently, feeling that a human soul had been sent from Heaven ri i her maternal bosom, and front her hands will He w ho sent it require a strict account of its guardianship while passing its little life through this world of chance and chun ges \—-J‘orter’i Spirit. 'Mm. \\ KF.riNO Watkii.’ There is a small stream in Nebraska known by the beautiful < and roiiiiintie name of * Tho Weeping Wa ter.’ r llie following is (lie Indian legend connected with the name : Many yearn ago, two armies of red war riors met upon the prnir.e where this stream now has its rise. A lieree and sanguinary hattlo followed, in which very many were slain. The wives and maidens of the In'iives who were killed, wept here, and then began and from that time has ever continued the plaintive murmurs of the Weeping Water. And the old Indian legends tell ns that its murmurs are all sighs for the many braves who fell on that day, upon the prairie where it rises. A oknti i repeated the following beau tiful thought in the presence of a young la dy, who was the personification of the scu timeut expressed : Young Womanhood— 1 The sweet moon on the horizon’s verge ; u thought matured lint not uttered ; a conception warm and glowing, not yet embodied ; the rich halo which precludes the rising sun ; the rosy dawn that bespeaks the ripening pencil ; “ * A flower which is not quite a (tower, \ et is no more a hud.’ ” ' Or, rather.’ replied the young lady, ‘ as my mother says of me : " ‘ \ gu t that is too young for beaut, And vi i (on old lo (day 1 ’’ A Tkrrific Combat. We are indebted to a correspondent for the followiripf humorous , description of the circumstances described : We yestcrdav witnessed ‘a sclrmage’ be tween one of tiie aborfgones of our State, commonly called Diggers, and an almond eyed Celestial, in comparison with which, the atttneks upon the Redan and Malakoff sink into insiguitlcRiiee. * John’ was walking up the levee, near It street, with a basket of fish hung upon either end of a bamboo pole, ami was singing, in his nasal twang, one of the mellifluous songs : of the flowery land. The Indian, probably , impelled by the pangs of hunger, quietly Came up behind the Celestial, and seising, by the gills, one of the most tempting of the piscatory treasures, started off at a tangent 1 down toward the river’s edge. The China man, who perceived that the equilibrium of his load had been destroyed, turned to ascer tain the cause, nnd discovered the Digger ! making off with his legitimate property. — lie immediately placed his baskets on the ground, and with yellow vengeance beaming in his eountenaueo, started down‘like the stream front the rock,’ to avenge the insult excluimingas lie approached,' no good John, no good,’ to which the Digger replied most emphatically, ‘si ! si !’ Here was a differ ence of opinion on a cardinal point, that ad mitted of no compromise, so the Chinaman, | with a decision rather remarkable for one of his naturally timid race, planted one of his i ‘ calf-skins,’ number twelve, in the neither rijjs of his now excited opponent. Tito Dig ger, without releasing his hold upon the fish, and swinging his right hand dexterously around, brought the ’sucker’in contact with the Chinaman's nasal appendage. The smell of the fish made John more beligeraut thun before, nnd making a lunge at the face of the Digger, ho accidentally caught hold of an ornamental ring suspended from the nose Df the son of the forest who immediately, seized the thninli of the Chinaman between his teeth, and made him cry for mercy. - John turned rather suddenly to leave the | field of action, whereupon the Digger seized him by the tail, and drawing him rapidly around with a rotary motion, soon had him ' playing circus,’ evidently much against his inclination When lie had acquired consid erable momentum, and wus directly opposite the water, the Digger let go his hold, and the Celestial was instantaneously * in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.’ When wo last looked upon the scene the Chinaman was heading for the river bank, with a fair prospeetof effecting u landing, and the Dig ger was heading towards It street, with an equally fair prospect of enjoying a fried list* tor breakfast City Item. TlIK WkaI.TII TlIK CoNDII'ION Thk If OFF. I’Ik' wealth of California is like a mighty riv it fed by the little bubbling springs in the mountains, eneh one feeble, and nearly voice less in itself, but creeping down timorously among the rocks, it is joined by another and another ally, and they flow on, gathering count re and power, until they swell to a mighty Hood whose current is resistless. The condition of California is like that of the rich youth, who by a long series of dis sipation has brought upon himself penttrv and disease, and premature old age. His early companions shun hint and he is forced to hobble on crutches from door to door Hik ing alms. The hope, yea the salvation of California i. that a majority of her people, remember in > l lie teachings of their youth and the les sons ol morality and religion by which their fathers were actuated, shall determine to make them their guide in every relation, so cial and political, until in the domestic cir cle and the halls of legislation, honesty, hon or and truth, shall boeoinn the rule uml not the exception This is the only hope for Calilorniu, Without this all her wealth is ns dross, and her iinrnn will heroine a ro pi oaeh throughout the world Shall her on ly hope he a vain one?— Manjsnlh Herald. A Ktkaub, Had and Unxati kai. Cask W <i have received nn account of n sad nod most unnatural occurrence, nt Yallecito, Ihc facts of wliicli were, brought In light but u short time since. II we did not know our correspondent personally, or if wo hud any doubt of his reliability, wc would not nmke it public, so horrible is the crime that has been committed. It appears that a very interesting girl of that place, was married some two mouths since. The husband, lust week suspected from her appearance, that he had been de ceived, and informed her parents of his sus picion. The girl was brought into their presence, and protested that she was inno cent, and attempted to account for her np pearancc by tin affliction to which she was at times subject. Her mother did uot be lieve her story, nml scot for a physician. lie came ami decided that the suspicion of husband and mother was correct, and in about two months the girl herself would be a mother. 'I lie girl protested thut she was innocent until Sunday last, when sha ac knowledged the tact, und that her own brother was the cause. The husband imme diately saw the brother, and gave him fifteen minutes to leave, which he did without delay. Hister and brother were both leading, and thought to be, exemplary members of a Christian Church. The husband is uearly distracted, and the parents deeply fed their children’s shame.— Sacramento Times. Ib u rv is a cutaneous disease, dint has destroyed fur more people than the .small pox. Were women all born with pug nos es, vice would leave the country in a single year. One good-looking girl will give birth to more wicked ideas in a neighborhood, than half ado»on lascivious poems, Ilyin*, ly people arc must always virtuous. NO. 49.