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THE TRINITY JOURNAL.
Saturday Morning, February 7, 1857. Newspaper Exaggerations. One of the most unfortunate things for the pro gress amt permanent growth of the mining local ities in Calfornio. is the too frequent extravagance and exaggeration indulged in by the newspapers published in the mountain towns and mineral re gion of the State. The success of one man in the mines is often made to appear as the success of a whole mining population, and the richness of a single claim is made to appear in loud sounding and exaggerated editorials as the positive crite rion of the richness of a whole section or county. Now it is plain to see that this practice must have the effect of retarding the growth and in many instances preventing (he acquisition of in dustrious and permanent population. California has however improved a little, and recovered aomewhat from this feverish, speculative, but im politic scheme, and vicious habit. A newspaper should be the means and medium through which sound, correct and valuable infoimation should be given Where the true resources nnd advan tages of the county, seotion or locality is proper ly understood they should be laid before the read ing public and those for whose benefit they arc published in a truthful manner. Where such is not known or understood, wild and extravagant conjectures and misrepresentations should not be indulged in for tbc mere purpose of misleading and attracting hither and thither crowds of peo ple, for when miners rush to a mineral locality with the hope of realizing the high and unreason able expectations raised in the minds of such peo ple by the swelling and exaggerated accounts pub lished as truth iu the newspaper, and experience a disappointment, the cousequcnce of which is that a majority of such leave and carry with them the strongest prejudices against the place. It is a very erroneous idea to suppose that such sort of laudation and exaggeration will have any other than the injurious eli'eet of retarding the permanent growth which would otherwise be se cured to the mining towns and mineral locali ties. The progress and prosperity of some of the richest mining counties in the .State has been ma terially injured by this unwise and injudicious course on the part of those newspapers whose sole object should have been to represent the richness, adiamuges ami icOifities of those locations and counties with accuracy. The .capital which is *ew most needed, cannot be had, it is an undeniable fast that the best opportunity pre scuts itself in many of our mining villages for the most safe and profitable investments, iapi ta-lists look at the newspaper lima as witliodt foundation, and in consequence thereof hesitate or refuse entirely to make investments in any of the vjrrioas enterprises which would be both prof itable to the capitalist and propitious for the country. Truth then in all cases through the newspapers, and in reference to the wealth and advantages of the mineral region should be scrupulously adher ed to, and the facts presented to the public for the benefit of the stranger seeking a field for hon est labor, and to the capitalist for a knowledge of where to inv*st his money. Let this course and policy be pursued by the press, and the coun try and its interests represented w ith correctness and fidelity, and we may soon hope to see a more permanent and healthy growth and development in the mineral disri iets. Winter Mining on Trinity River. The winter so Tar has been an extremely hard one, and Tory unfavorable to miners on Trinity , river. As a general tiling the miners on this stream may be considered among the best and most enterprising men in the State. It requires a thorough know ledge of mining, and indomita ble energy and perseverance, together with cap ital, to open and w ork the claims in the bed and along the riTcr. By system, however, and the application of science, the mines on Trinity riv er promise to yield even better than ever before. The diggings are of a peculiar character and re quire experience to work them with success.— ■ Miners have learned a dear lesson in the way of opening claims within the last three or four years. Many have incurred a ruinous expense in open ing claims which, after the heavy outlay was made, were found impracticable to work. This could not have happened if proper plans had been matured and system pursued. To this in a great measure is to be attributed the eatise of so many failures, and the abandonment of some of the richest mining claims on the Trinity. Owing to the sudden rises of the river there has perhaps been less milling done during the present winter than for the last live years, but from the extensive preparations made for next season, we feel justi fied in saying that the operations and product of the mines will be at least one-third greater thau ever before. We fully expect to yet see fiv* thousand men engaged ill milling on Trinity river. The proceeds of the mines have been steadily increasing for three years past. Body Bound. Coroner's Inquest. The body of Mr. Isaac Dullield, who was sup posed to have been lost about a month since, while out hunting, was found on Monday last, in the mountains about two miles from North Fork. It was the opinion of those who found Mr. Duflicld, as will be seen by the verdict below, that he met his death by falling over a precipice, instead of being frozen, as was before supposed. The Cor oner’s jury returned the following Verdict* —We, the undersigned, a Coroner's jury, summoned by ii. O. Adams, a Justice ol the Fence, in uud lor North Fork township, to exam ine into the circumstances attending the decease of the late Isaac Duflield, And that he came to his death by Jailing from a precipice of rock on the North Fork, about one mile and a half above the Fast Fork, on the uight of Dec. 30, I860. F. A. Bi lk, Horatio Nelson, John Hawk, John Khodks, Stephen Oniiounk, Craven Lee. N'otth Fork, Feb. 2, 1867. Tiie Weather. Sw e ban hud a variety of wea ther during the week—cold days and freezing jMghts—light und warm rains, uud warm, sun shiny weather though somewhat un- j pleasant in its changes, is nevertheless serving I [i. '-I. •, Letter from B. Defils, Esq. We lmrc received the following letter from Tl. Pcffis, Esq., one of the most enterprising and sci entific gentlemen in tl* county. From his long experience as a practical miner, and the thorough knowledge which Mr. Dcflis has acquired, wc think that his opinion will find a ready acquiescence with those of our citizens who feel an interest in the development of our mineral wealth. RmuKvn.T.E, Jan. 31, 1857. Editors Journal: —In reference to the com ! mencent and consummation of the Trinity Coun i tv Canal, there is nothing to discuss in regard to I its utility. There is no intelligent, man in the | county who will not admit of the fact of the proposition. Its completion would not only bring a rich reward to hundreds of our citizens, but prove also a capital thing for Weaver. It may absolutely be considered a question of life ' or death with the material prosperity of the coun i tv, and particularly with the class of men w ho depend upon their labor in the mines for com j pensation. 1 have heard many speak of the magnitude of the undertaking and the difficulty which would | inevitably attend its construction. 1 admit in one sense the truth of the assertion—that it is a : heavy undertaking ; but I contend at the same | time that it is practicable, and by no means diffi i cult to accomplish. It is not compatible with the I character, genius, enterprise and industry of our people to hesitate ami raise trivial objections to the forwarding of this Work, the finishing of which will bring endless facilities in working the I richest and most incxhaustablc mines of northern California. I apprehend, sirs, that but few min ing claims can be found in this county or in any other portion of California, the opening and : working of which was and is not attended with ! much labor and expense ; but this must be but a feeble obstacle when it is well known to every 1 man w ho has any practical knowledge of mining that the profits of said Canal when completed will be fully commensurate to the expenditure and outlay incurred in its construction. I was struck with the force and import of some editorial remarks in your paper a few weeks since, in urging the citizens of Wcavcrville and i vicinity to consider the importance of the work, I and to lose no time in securing an interest and rendering such aid as will secure its completion. Vou reinarked that the day was not far distant when to possess the water ditches would be to possess the principal mineral lands of the State. Do wc not see evidences of this fact every day in the ditch monopolies throughout the State? The truth of this must be still more evident when wc consider the fact that the right, title and j possession of those water companies are fully se ; cured by n decision of the highest judicial author ilv of the State when the provisions of Kb f utes are complied with. To jyrSsess the water privilege Ihva sirs, is to possess the mines which such privilege will command. With these important facts before our eyes, it is not to be supposed that the miners and busi ness men of Weaver will longer hesitate in tak- I ing an interest in the work, or longer procrasti nate in the prosecution of an enterprise of such deep and vital interest to themselves. The stock i holders in this Canal w ould soon realize a large per ccntagc on the amount of their investments, and the distribution of its benefits and proceeds ! Would soon he felt by our people in every chan- I nel of trade. 11. Deffis. Mr. Dcflis has given strong reasons and argu ments above, which should be well considered.— ft is not the above alone which marks the public spirit and enterprise of this gentleman. He has labored to bring about a system of tilings which would result to the advantage and prosperity of the county, and done much towards attracting hither the honest and Industrious. find Mr. Deffis strongly advocating the in- j (crest of Trinity County in a correspondence to \ the San Francisco Chronicle more than a year ago. The following is an extract from one of his let : ters to that paper : * * • * Those who never have seen Weaver, or who saw it in its evil days, will perhaps think that this prosperity is fictitious or temporary ; but if so, they deceive themselves.— There is here a circle of some fifty miles in ilium ! eter, bounded by the high mountains of Trinity river and Cafiou creek, and intersected in ail di rections by auriferous hills, which are again in tersected by numerous ravines. Many years must pass away before this vast and rich tract can be passed through the sluice and the rocker ; and af j ter the earth shall have been once washed it may be made to pay again by more thorough metn ods -such ns that of the patio, as the Mexicans style it in silver mining. Wcavcrville is destined to have a bright fu ture not only as a placer, but even as a commer cial center. All about Weaver there are placer mines more or less rich, of which the most impor tant are those of Itidgeville, Canon creek, Ore gon gulch, and Trinity river. * * * To avoid following the example of some news paper correspondents, who show only the bright side ot the picture, 1 w ill speak something also of the reverse, therefore, 1 will say that in the midst of the fortunate there are many who only vegetate, or (to use a more expressive but vulgar phrase, common in the mines.) drag the devil by the tail. To the industrious and economical miner. Wea ver and the adjoining placers would offer the most advantageous prospects if w ater were plen ty. There are now many projects to bring hither the waters of Rush creek or of the North Fork ; I hut so far, nothiug has been done. Eet us hope j that the future has something better in store for j us. f * * * * * * * Accidents. Henry Gokcr, a German, had his ankle dislo ■ ealed on Sunday morning last, by the falling of a | bank under which he was at work on West Wea ver creek. On Tuesday last Francis Rule had his thigh fractured by the falling of a bank of dirt in the ! claim in w hich he was at work on Red hill. On Tuesday last another serious accident oc curred. Henry Smith, a German, while making au attempt to remove a heavy log, fell, the log passing over his body, causing a concussion of the brain and other severe injuries to his person. Mr. Smith w as immediately removed to the Ger | man hospital, where every care is given him. We are indebted to Dr Croucher for the above | information. IIridoe learn that the line lattice bridge across Tnuity river at Sturdivant's ranch, j was carried away a few days since. At the time Lit commenced giving w ay there was two men and Jan ox team crossing. The teamster had barely I time to unyoke one pair of cattle when ihc bridge ■went down, carrying cattle and all with it. The Ihed of the bridge Heated down the stream some six hundred yards when the cattle swam ashore. The bridge was ow ned by Sturdivant A. Co. Loss ahoift Reap Them.—We call attention to the new ad vtl liseiiieiil- in today's jaiper. Arrival of the Mail Steamer Sonora.' The Pacific Mail Steamer, Sonora, arrived at San Francisco on the afternoon of the 30th ult. The news brought by her is of some importance, more particularly so in regard to Nicaragua— Walker is beyond all doubt at this time in a crit ical position if he is alive and on the soil of Nic aragua. An entire account of his situation is published below. The Atlantic news is of a desultoiy and unim portant character. )f The Supreme Court of the United States have decided the Missouri Compromise to have been unconstitutional. This will have a tendency to put an end to the discussion of the slavery issue, ami settle it as a mere abstract question, f Huntington, the celebrated forger, who swin dled the merchants of New York out of half a million, was sentenced by the Court of Sessions to four years imprisonment in Sing Sing. This light punishment will no doubt encourage a batch of Huntington's to try their hands on paper. The Tennessee, w hich broke her shaft near Nor folk, had four hundred recruits for Walker, and the steamer which sailed from New Orleans on the 27th of December carried five hundred. Mr. Mallory has been rc-clcctcd to the U. S. Senate by the Legislature of Florida. The Legislature of Missouri organized on the 30th of December. W. 1). McCracken, dem., was chosen President of the Senate, and Robert Har rison, dem.. was elected Speaker of the House. The Bentonites and Americans fused in opposi tion to the Democrats. This move will probably secure the election of Mr. Renton to the U. S. Sen ate —an event w hich we should consider fortu nate for the country. Great excitement existed at Nashville, Tenn., in reference to a rumored rising among the ne gro slaves. No business of any importance was done in Congress. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Gen. Persifcr P. Smith to the Brigndiorshlp. created originally for Gen. Shields. Congress adjourned on Monday, Jan. 5th. From the signs of the times there can be but little doubt that Kansas will be admitted as a free State. The Vigilance suits in New York remain in statu quo. The politicians at Washington, it appears, have made up,Mr. Buchanan's cabinet —only waiting his concurrence. Mr. Cass will no doubt go into the cabinet as Secretary of State ; Cobb, of Geor gia ; Clifford, of Maine ; Floyd, of Virginia ; Bright, of Indiana ; Jones, of Pennsylvania, and Benjamin, of Louisiana, w ill probably be the ad visers of Mr. Buchanan. We presume he will make a prudent choice. Highly Important from Nicaragua. 'Till' ftdlcJki 1 '." news from Nicaragua is condensed from the Panama Star, and may bo considered as pretty reliable : The following news from Nicaragua is condens ed from the Panama Slur / The Costa Rican Government, in addition to the army it had -end to co-operate w ith the allied forces against Walk er in Nicaragua, resolved on organizing an expe ditionary force for the purpose of possessing it self of the river San .loan. On the 10th of Dec. this force set out, not by the Serupiipin route as was publicly reported and believed, but by tiio San Carlos, another tributary of the San Juan, which enters that river about half-way between (lie Lake and Sail Juan del Norte. This was done for the purpose of misleading a detachment of Walker's forces, who w ere posted at Kipp’s point, at the mouth of the Soraphpia. As the route is very little crossed, the Cost a Ricans ex perienced great dilliculty in advancing, having to cut their way through (he forest. All the pro visions and munitions of war had to be borne on men's shoulders. Six day were spent ou (he march, during which rain fell almost iuee.-seiitly. At last the einbnr eadero was reached, and a few canoes hastily con structed, and rafts made of the .milks of trees lashed together with twigs. On the morning of the 2M the expedition was hauled into a creek near Kipp's Point, to refresh the men previous to attacking Walker's post, consisting of lifty men and two cannon. At that moment a steamer was heard coming down the river, and the men were made to lie down upon the raft. The steamer passed without any one ou hoard having seen or suspected the lurking danger. A road or track was cut towards the Hank and rear of Walker's post, which they silently reached. The signal, a single shot was given. The Costa Ricans rushed w ith the bayonet, with horrid veils, ! upon their surprised foes, and in half a minute : resistance w as in vain. A panic had seized them. A number were bayoneted ; the rest sprang oil the bank into the deep and rapid river. One ] brave officer. Captain Thompson, did all that mortal man could do to rally the men. but in vain ; the onslaught was too sudden and over whelming to admit of a resistance, (’apt. Thomp son only ceased his exertions alter he received a second severe bayonet wound, and his very ene mies admired his signal galantry and liberated I him subsequently at they town, where also they | did all in their power to alleviate his sufferings. One man besides Cupt. T. was saved from the ! river, and live escaped into the forest ; the rest j are said to have perished. Leaving a party to guard Kipp's Point, the Costa Ricans proceeded down to Groytown on ! rafts, where they seized three steamers then lying there, causing'great excitement among the inhab itants ; however, the officers commanding the e.x pedithm discountenanced every hostile attempt against the inhabitants ofGreytown, and left the place the next morning in the captured steamers. I la the meantime the United States Consul made application to the officers commanding the llritish squadron at Grey town to protect prop erty of Capt. Jos. M. Scott, agent for Messrs. Clias. Morgan A Son, of New York, from a forci ble seizure hy the Costa Ricans under Col. Jou ’ quin Fernandez. To this Capt. .(. C. Krskine, senior officer, replied that he had taken steps hy landing a party of marines from one of Her Maj esty’s ships to protect the person and property of Captain Scott, and his own family, and all the citizens of the United States of America, which ; the officer of the Costa Rican forces now at I’un ta Arenas also assured him should bo placed in no peril. Then as regards the capture of tlio steamers, | Captain Krskine replied, that as the steamers were in dispute and both parties represented on the spot, (Vanderbilt's agent is there,) and ns the steamers had been engaged in carrying men and arms against Costa Itiou as armed beligercnts, he could not interfere. Having now the river steam ers, the steamer John Ogden and Ruth at the Castillo Rapids were soon taken by Gen. Mora. lie then moved up to tort .Sail Curios, which, with the large steamer and detuehment of men, was taken by stratagem. W hen the lake steam ers, not aware of these occurences, came across the lake with passengers from California, they were also taken by Gen. Mora, who generously sent them on to Greytown in the captured steam ers. Gen. Mora having mnv 1,S0() men, exclusive of the land transport corps, expected blit) more at the etnhraeaderos of Sail Carlos, who doubtless have arrived loug since. The river was to be occupied by Silt) of these, backed by artillery and breastworks, and sup ported by the steamers whilst General Mora wits to move up to I.a Virgin with 1,100 men, and oc cupy the Transit route. Meanwhile Gen. Carras hud retired from Rivas upon Massaya, where the allied Generals have been misspending both time and opportunity in dissensions. Rivas was oc cupied by Walker. Ills forces are estimated by ins friends at 1,-00, by his enemies at KUO. In either case it is well Kowii that over three hundred uro one sick list. Jly last official ac count* General Carras was nominated a - Com nmnder-in-chief of the Allied forees. He was on Ids march hack to Rivas with 1,000 men, (leaving the remaining allied forces to follow as occasion might require.) where he would arrive, about the same time that General Mora would reach La Virgin, near Rivas, with 1,100 men and the steamers. The Costa Rican General has addressed a proc lamation to Gen. Walker's army, stating that he believed most of them had been deceived into coming there and fighting against him, and closed with tiie following : ‘ Now, 1, President of the Republic of Cosla Rica, pledging my honor, hereby oiler to any or all the officers or soldiers of General Walker's army, now in Nicaragua, a free and safe passage to Greytowu. and from thence per steamer to the City- of New York. (liven at Palace, Pan Jose, De cember in, 18i(i.' * Signed : Ji an R. Moiia. Moral Insanity at Washington. The N<">’ v ’ ” ” * T /»th, speaking M i-si.-.'ippi, 330 rnili'-' of mail. I'll) Yt'isconsin. (iliU mill s of road 1.(121'.son Michigan, 1,075 milesof road.", ti.n;.uinj >• Making nn 1:1.755,550 ncres. Tb'* alienation of the public lauds is only one of the modes, lie it remembered, in which the moral insanity of our Washington operators is exhibited. Legislative. We arc com polk a to condense tlio news liy our Sacramento letter, owing to the crowded state of our column?. In tlio Senate the bill to fix flic interest on money was on tlio 2'Jtli lilt., imlelinitely post poned. Mr. CoflVoth has introduced a hill to legalize the State debt- the same to he submitted to a vote of tlio people. The report of the special committee on tlio State Treasury reflects severely on tlio State Treasurer. In the House business is progressing steadily. Many important hills are now before the As.-i m hly, t he particular features of whcli we shall give in duo time. Mr. Jlnrcli, our representative, ha- been ex tremely busy in the discharge of his duties and has matured and introduced within the la-t two weeks several hills of great importance to Trini ty. 1st. An Act to legalize the election of Coun ty officers elect t d in ‘.Mi : 2d. An Act concerning judgments for costs in civil cases ; ltd. An Act to create another Senatorial District out of the 12th; 4th. An Act to make Shasta, Trinity and Siski you the 9th Judicial District. Accident. —"We learn from ('apt. 13. M. Sawyer that Mr. William Darrin, while on a limiting ex cursion with his brother, on the stream know n us Yellow Jacket creek, met w ith a serious accident, not however supposed tube fatal. As they were descending a steep hill on the frozen snow Mr. 1’arvin lost his looting and slipped over a preci pice some thirty or forty feci high, bruising bis bead nud cutting bis face and body in a painful manner. At last accounts lie was doing well. IloAitn or StTKisvisons. —This body lmvo been in session during the week. The business which has thus far come before them has been of an im port ant and laborious character, but from their acts and tlio system with which they despatch business, it is evident that tlio county lias secur ed moil ol ability and good judgment. We shall probably be able to lay their report before our readers next week. Com i mi. —The celebrat'd ■■ fairy Minstrels" are playing in the vicinity of Shasta. The citi zens of Weaver will have uu opportunity of wit nessing their delightful performances in a few days. Wk learn from different portions of the county that many rich claims are being opened which had never been prospected until this season.— This is the good effects of having water. ItK.vi) the communications of “ Justice'' and “ Wo have no room for comment this week. ()i n Expresses have placed us under obligations for tiles of Atlantic and California papers. Wk call the attention of our road overseer to the bridges about town. COMMUNICATED. EJiton Journal : —I see l>y tlie proceedings of the Legislature that Mr. Hindi has introduced a bill into that body to change the tith, 9th and loth Judicial Districts, so a# to make the counties of Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou comprise the Sth District. A change is absolutely necessary, and the one proposed under all the circumstances is the best that can be made. The heavy mountains between this place and Humboldt Co. renders it impossible for the Judge of this District to hold Court during the winter months in that county. No Court has been held in Humboldt Co. for the past two terms on account of the impassable state of the trails. And again, the salary of the Judge of the 15th District is but $3500 which will not ensure the best talent of the bar. Judge Dain gerlield received a very largo majority of the votes of this county when be was elected, and would give entire satisfaction If returned here. To ensure uu equitable adjudication of the law a liberal compensation must be paid the Judge, If the proposed change is consummated it w ill be of more real service to the people of this county than any law that can be passed by the present Legislature. Let it he done. /. Married: At North Fork, Trinity Co., on the 31st nil., by II. (). Albums Ksij.. Mn. Kohkht Hi'uhks to Mian Miuamu I’u ilumas, nil u| Auitlt fork. COMMUNICATED. (Iiaiifrr of our Judicial DWrict. —Mr. Burtli's Bill. I am unable to gntlicr the reasons that influence onr Representative to change our pre ent Judi cial District. He entitles his Hill “ An Act con cerning the 8th. fltli and 15th Judicial Districts of this State and the Judges thereof.” Wo are under the impression that the objects embraced in the body of this hill would better justify the style “An act to emasculate Trinity County and render it subordinate to Shasta, os also to choke litigation.” It is very certain that Mr. Burch in this eccen tric movement has been controled bv no advice from the bar of which he is a member, or any number of his immediate constituents. The ad vantages which his bill would confer on Shasta County and the fulsome encomiums which have been heaped upon him by the Shasta press, lead inevitably to the conclusion that he is doing the behests of that large and populous county to the great detriment of those who confided their in terests to his charge. I have now to learn for the first time that the present judicial division is unsatisfactory to the people of Trinity, or that the present incumbent of the District Judgeship of the 15th Judicial District is wanting incapac ity or integrity. Judge Williams received the unanimous recommendation of the bar of Wca verville. The contemplated law makes Judge Dningcr field the District Judge of Trinity County for the remainder of his term, irrespective of the wishes and suffrages of the good people of th s county. Now the Constitution provides for an elective ju diciary', but how imperative and farcical the pro vision when a legislative enactment by a change of districts can fasten a judge upon a county in whose elevation they have not contributed. No doubt Judge Duingerfield is a good and com potent man, nor is it in regard to the unconstitu tionality of the net that we now argue. The time will come when a period w ill arrive to Judge Daingeifield's term of office, and then will the humble voice of poor Trinity be smothered up in the united cries of Shasta and Siskiyou. A mere iudieial tail and appendage now to Shasta, upon i new election Trinity County will become a Italic in the bands of two giants. Ifence it is that I riiiily will lie shorn of its strength and become •ompletely emasculated by the action of its own vpresentative. 'I here is some advantage to litigants ns well nj,. awyers in having a resident JnAi.a.—*Tr Mr. tun h's bill lieeoim s a or ,|,. r ouId re.,mre < a,lSH^flr Shasta. A foreign judge ; ".“'i. *bo hurry through liis docket. Ilis nome and plea uivs lie without Die precincts of Trinity. The hnltr'is rorjmx will become entirely a creature of the County Judge. Wo shall wit mss no more of that leisure and accommodation "hu h have hitherto characterized our resident District Judges. Judge W illiams was engaged for five weeks in holding the last term of the Mis triet Court. Save in probat" cases the Supreme Court has driven into the District Court all controversies involving an amount exceeding two hundred dol lars : but Mr. Iturelrs bill contemplates a legal inillciiinin. We have believed that it was hard for litigants to await the tardy coming of the quarterly terms ol the District Court, lmt the Dill under consideration reduces the terms to three during the yi nr. A good, n very good tiling for Judge Dninger fh’ld is Mr. I’ureli's bill. Residing in Shasta, he will be enabled to make three pleasant mountain trips in the pleasant months of the year, with a salary of two thousand dollars per year. The bill ol Mr. ISurch is a bad one. He had better abolish Trinity County and make Shasta the county seat of Trinity and Shasta combined. Mr. Burch may secure the tliangs ol Shasta and Judge Duingerfield but not of Trinity County. Justice. WASHINGTON S BIRTH-DAY BALL \T TIIK— S INDEPENDENCE! A 01!ANT) HALO AVILL HE GIVEN AT the Independence lintel, AA’eiiverville. on Monday evening. Eel), o;td. (AVASIIINGTON'S B1RTII DAA ,) l>v O. Tower. No pains will be spared to make the occasion an agreeable one. A good band of music is engaged. D-tf. GOL DFINCH ” RESTATTH ANT. -This favorite re port is receiving an increasing patron age every day. Mr. Lowo challenges the county as a caterer; having recovered his health, and will always be found at his post. OYSTER St CLAM STEWS, GAME SUPPERS, Lobster Stews.A:e.. prepared at a moment's notice. The bar is always supplied with the host of Li ipiors and Cigars. DI NGEY A LOWE. Weaver, Feb. 7. 1857. 3 tf. NOTICK OP SEIZURE NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES! I EDAA'ARD NEB LETT, SHERIFF OF TRIN- I « ity County, by virtue of the power and au thority iu me vested, do hereby giveuotice that 1 have this day levied upon nil real estate and other property upon which the supplementary taxi s for State and County purposes tor the cur vent fiscal year of 1855-\>G remain unpaid, and if the same be not settled WITHIN SIX DAYS from the date hereof, I will proceed as by the public revenue Act reipiired. to advertise and sell the same at I’l'BLIC ACCTtON, ter the total amount ol the taxes, and the costs and damages that may accrue thereon. E. NEBLETT. Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector. By J. A. AA’atson, Deputy. A\ eavervillc, Fell, fi, 1857. 3-lt, LICENSE NOTICE. TiikasviikiFm Omen, | Trinity County, Feh. 5, 1857. ) A LL persons having failed to procure their li- XV cense for the present quarter or for those past for which they have not taken out the same are hereby notified that they must procure them immediately to save costs, C- !'• LYNN, Treasurer. By J. Bennett, Deputy. 3-tf. OXT-A-IsriD BALL g A/ —AT the— . (\fg> 0 L Y M PI C BALL COURT, Nil —« n- Tncselny 3Gvo. Marcli 17. Mil 1*. CLARK, the celetirated Irish Riper, re spectfully announces to the inhabitants of Wcn verville and vicinity that he will give a grand Ball at the OLVMPiO BALL COl’RT, on Tuesday Evening, Aiarrh lltli —St. Patrick's Bay, No pains or expense will lie spared to make this the best Bull ever given ill AA’eavi rville. A large dancing hall, 311x80 feet is being fitted up for the occasion. A proficient orchestra has been engag ed. Mr. Clark will dispense the Emerald strains from his enchanting pipes In their native sweet ness, Weaver, .Ian. 31, 1857. 2-tf. I<r O T X C E . NOTICE is hereby given that tlm undersigned lips tills day purchased the interest of Isaac Stein, of the late linn of K. Harris A Co., deal ers in clothing, and will hereafter carry on the business on bis own account. All accounts of the late firm will he settled by |<, HARRIS. Weaver, Jan. 29, 1857. 2 tf. L. P. FISHER S A DVERTISING AGENCY, San Francis x\. co —Iron building, opposite the Pacific Exp. oflice, entrance on Washington street, up stairs. L. F. Fisher is the only authorized Agent of the Trinty Journal in San Francisco. j3. CANON CITY mV~No. IH7, S. of T., hold their regu lar meetings at their Hall in Cafl- City, every Saturday evening, at 7 o'clock. Officers. — W. It. Clothier, W. P.; J. W. nub lmrd. V. P. ; Win. li. McDaniel, It. S.; J. W. Stat ler, F. It. S.; Win. Guthrie, F. S. ; J. Carlyle, T.; L. II. Lyons, C. ; C. S. Shaw, A. C.; It. Coleman, I. S. ; W. J. Organ, O. S.; G. W. 11am,Chaplain ; J. P. Wright, P. W. P. I. O. Of O. F. North star lodge, No. 61, meets every Wednesday evening, at 8 o’clock, at Odd Fellows’ •'Vi-rfS Hall, Main street. Weaverville. All visiting Itro tkersnre cordially invited to attend. JOHN ANDERSON, N. G. D. H. Thi fant, It. S. MASONIC NOTICE. Trinity Lodge, No. ill, F. A. Iff., HOLD their regular communications at their thill, in Weaverville, on the last Monday of caeli month. T&" Hour of meeting, 6 o’clock. P. M. II. J. SEAMAN, W. M. John A. Watson, Sec'y. Postponement of Sheriff’s Sale. rpiIE salt 1 of personal property at the “ Texas I House, *’ on the Yrt ka trail, which was adver tised hy the Sheriff to lie sold on the ltd Inst., to satisfy an execution in favor of Tomlinson <fc Wood, was postponed on account of the trail be ing closed and the impossibility of tiic Sheriff get ting there, until Saturday, Jan. 31st., 1857, at which time the sale will take place at the afore mentioned house. E. NEKLETT, Sheriff. l!y I. G. Mkshkc. Under Sheriff. 61-4t. postponement; IT HE above sale is postponed until MONDAY, THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1857. E. NEB LETT, Sheriff. By I. G. MekiIEC. Under Sheriff. Weaver, Jan. 31. 1857. Sheriff’s Sale. BY virtue of an execution to me directed, is sued out of the Hon. District Court of the !Mh Judicial District, on a judgement rendered therein on the 2X1 day of December, A. D. 185G, in favor of Tomlinson ,V Wood and against P. IT Hoof)'ami A. M. Tmnx. Cr-. "mo sum of one thnu <ainl amt !if'lv. 'vvoe and 31-11)0 dollars, with inter est on the smile at the it per cent per month, un til ioiiil. together with the sum of seventy-four nndEW-100 dollars, costs of suit, tax and accruing costs. I have levied upon and seized, and will ex pose to public sale at Hie Court House door in the town of Weaverville, on Saturday, February 7th, 1857, at 1 o’clock, p. til. all the right, title, interest and clnim of the said P. II. llooff and A. M. Truax, of. in and to the following described propertr, situated and being in the County of Trinity, State of California, to wit: the Texas house, ranch, and all improvements (hereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining. E. NEB LETT, Sheriff By t. G. Mksskc, Deputy Sheriff. Weaverville, Jan. 10. 1857. 51-ft. POSTPONEMENT. T H E above sale is postponed until 8ATUR- I HAY. THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF FKB- Itl ARY. 1857. E. NEBLETT, Sheriff. By I. G. Messkc. Under Sheriff. Weaver, Jan. 31, 1857. Dissolution of Copartnership. r jUIE Copartnership heretofore existing under I the name and stylo of Loomis. Hnscroft A Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business of the linn w ill he carried on hereafter hy A. J. Loomis and \\ i Hi a m lit rdlo, who an* au thorized to settle all the accounts of the late firm. A. J. LOOMIS. Wm.G.HUSCROFT, tv in. herdli£ Weaverville, Jan. 10. 1857. 51-tf. Notice. TTMIK Books of the Trinity County Water Co. I w ill remain open at the store of R. Clifford for sal" of stock until further notice. By Order of the Board of Trustees. S. CLARK JONES, Secretary. Weaver, January 10, 1857. 51-tf HOTEL INTERNATIONAL.” JACKSON 8T., NEAR MONTUOMIUlV, SAN FIUNCISCO. m THIS MAGNIFICENT MANSION HAS Oil been leased for a term of years by MRS. A. S. HALEY, and after undergoing thorough repair, has beer* furnished with new Furniture entire, and opened to the public with the BEST TABLE and most CLEANLY HOUSE on the Pacific. ’ O' Board with lodging, from $2 to$3 per day. Our motto—We stiiivi: to Please. San Francisco, Jan. 10, 1856. 51- tt. | ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING. H. L. WHEELER, CIVII. ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR, W/LL give his attention to Surveying in ali ’ ’ its various branches, such as Water Races, Roads, Public Highways, Flumes, Ac. Applica tions left at tlm Journal Office, will be nromut ly attended to. Weaver, Dec. 13, 1856. 47-tf. : JESSE "RHODES, OS , i&fe. H-C BC m \\ E A VKRVlILLiE. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR GOLD DUST. exchange ON ALL THE ATLANTIC CITIES!! CHECKS AT PAR On sail Francisco, Sacramento & Shasta. Special and General Deposits Received! ! DAILY EXPRESS T<> "II purls of Ullfurula through'Parlflc Express, I Treasure Packages and Parcels taken at Reduced Rates ! ... , JNO. ANDERSON, Agent, \\ caver, Nov. 1,1856. 41-tf T. 11 EE DELS, WATCHMAKER AND JEWEL West aide of Main street, Weave (opposite tiie “ri. Has for sale an extensive assortment of i GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, PLAIN AND DIAMOND RINGS. WATCH CHAINS. BREASTPINS, BRACELETS, J KWI'LRY of every descri CLOCKS, etc., AT REASONABLE TERMS. I articular attention given to the repair W atclies. Speoiinemi neatly set. and all kinds of C uia Jewelry manufactured to order, no. li GREENH00D & NEWBAUER wholesale and retail dealki Segars and Tobaeco, None but the choicest urtielo offered market, Main street, (between the St. C and Independence Hotels,) Weaverville. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR GOLD 1 July 13, 1850. J