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Cometh a messing Down. Kot to tbe man of dollars, Not to the man of deeds, Not to the mau of cnuniug, Not to the man of creeds •; Not to the one whose passion la for a world's renowu, Not ia the form of fashion, Cometh a blessing dowu. Not unto the land-'s expansion, Not to the miser's chest, Not to princely mansion. Not to the blazoned crest; Not to the sordid worldling, Not to the knavish clown, Not to the haughty tyrant, Cometh a blessing down. Not to thc folly blinded, Not to the steeped in shame, Noi to the carnal minded, Not to unholy fame ; Not in neglect of duty, Not in the monarch's crown, Not at the smile of beauty, Cometh a blessing down. But to the one whose spirit Yearns for the great aud good Unto the one whose storehouse Yieldeth the hungry food ; Unto the one who labors, Fearless of foe or Jrowu ; Unto the kindly hearted, Cometh a blessing down. Sot Jfraittiscff ^bfortismtttts. TO FARMERS. T O IB -A. O <D O . PARTIES HAVING CALIFORNIA GROWN TOBACCO, of la»t year's crop, will And a purchaser, by addressing a line to ADOLl'II SUTRO, sepl2 11G Montgomery street, San Francisco. San Jfratrasro ^Micrfo-niunfs. IGNACIO C09IOXFOB.T. The Heraldo, published in the city of Mexico, furnishes interesting facts concerning the life. character and habits of this remarkable man, for iwo years past the actual President of the neighboring Republic, and at tbe present time re-elect ed to the same office, under the new Constitui Ignacio Comonfort was born atthe city of Pueblo, the 12th of March, 1812, and is, therefore, little over forty-five years of age. His family wi among the most respectable of his native State' His father, Mariano Comonfort, held a Colonel's commission in thc regular army ; his mother, Maria Guadalupe de los Rios, belonging to the large aod influential family of that name. Young Comonfort was early designed for the quiet ptofession of letters. With this object in Tiew, he was placed, at the ago of thirteen, in th college of his native city, then under the charge of the Jesuits, where he soon discovered the superior talents which have distinguished his whole career. His collegiate course, however, was destined soon to be cut short by the death of his father, upon which event he retired, with his mother to a country estate iu the district of Izucar de Matamoras. Here he remained till 1832, the year of Santa Ana's pronunciamento, when we find him, at the early age of twenty, at the head of a company of cavalry, participating in the princi* pal engagements of that revolutionary campaigt It would be long and tedious here to follow the Mexican soldier and statesman step by step through all the changes of the republic forthe period of a quarter of a century. Suffice it, that Comonfort is found connected and identified with almost every movement of a liberal character, and that iu all cases he seems to have acted with prudence aud firmness ; in the revolution of Ayutla, so called^ playing so important a part that the Government ad interim was finally entrusted with almost dictatorial powerB, to his bands, with what result is well known. The reader will be more interested in the following account of his personal character and habits of life. In all the legislative assemblies in whieh Comonfort has figured, he haa been distinguished for the gentleness and amiability of his personal character ; his friends have always commanded his best services for the asking. But this complacency in matters of personal friendship, which might be at times, considered extreme, forms a striking contrast with the independence and firmness with which he maintained his opinions. When, after the examination of a matter, he had made up his mind, neither personal persuasion nor influence of any kind could induce him to vote against his own convictions, and, in matters of weight and importance, it was often seen with surprise that be voted against the opinions of his most intimate friends. Comonfort has the faculty of command in a remarkable degree. Though without pretension ot any kind, and extremely simple in his manner, he makes himself respected by all who surround him. and hia is always the ruling spirit of the party. This character is so natural to him, that in moments of the greatest freedom and relaxation, none will forget that the friend present is th Chief Magistrate of the Republic. In spirit he is bold and fearless, his calmnes and self-possession in the face of danger are most remarkable. On a visit to his family he takes no escort with him, and at night he traverses the streets alone. So also he goes to the theatre and returns thence, like any private citizen, unaccompanied even by an adjutant. Many times, even. be has visited his villa atTacubaya, in like manner; alone and unattended. — -^ «•»■»- The Mormons leaving Carson Valley.—By a dispatch in the State Journal, dated Placerville, Sept. 17tb, we learu that the Mormons were all Waking preparations to leave for Great Salt Lake. Their farms have been purchased up by the emi grants coming over the plains this season. The emigration this year is immense. The valley if all alive with men, women, children and animals who have just arrived over the plains. The emigrants this year will reach full 25,000, and proba bly 50,000. Two thirds are women and children RAIL.ROAD HOUSE JAMES THOMPSON", Proprietor, Formerly of Haley & Thompson, ENTRANCE, 48 Commercial and 87 Clay streets, Between Front and Battery, SAN FRANCISCO. REST AUK ANT—First Floor. LADIES ORDINARY—Secoud Story. THIS House has undergone a thorough renovating and cleansing, with new lurciture, beds and Bedding. It is intended by the Proprietor Lo have this House second to none in this city. Great care has been taken to select tbe best of servants, and no expense will be spared to make the weary traveler comfortable at the Rail Road House.! Capt. JOHN PAYNE, formerly master of the steamer Mountaineer, ou the Delaware river, and late of the steamer New Jersey, on the North River, New York, will be my Assistant in the management of thelloul. There has also beeu iitted up magnificent Bath Rooms and Hair Dressing Room attached to Hie Hotel, which, for cleanliness, kc, will not be surpassed by any of thia city. Also, a Billiard room and Pool Table. The Bar is stocked with the finest choice of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A fine Lunch served every day nt 11 o'clock, aulo 3 JAMES THOMPSON, Proprietor. TB SIITmMIlEIAIIS. Dow, Childs, & Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS, No. 90 Front Street, San Francisco. J. G. DOW, 0. W. CHILD3, J. A. BcTTKRS. San JfnuwistD Sbtaferamtts, To Parties Claiming Payment from the United Staten for loss noil deBtruetlen of Property during tne Wnr tvltli Menlco. PARTIES desirous of having their Claims prosecuted by the undersigned before the Court oi Claims at Washington, can receive all the necessary information on the subject, and have their Claims promptly prosecuted on application to O. MORGAN, Los Angeles. aug 2 J. V). STEVENSON, San Francisco. O. W. CHILDS, [LATE OF LOS ANGELES,] HAVING formed a business connection in San Francisco, as above, and desirous of securing the trade of his old friends in the South, will spare no effort to prosecute a business with tbe Southern Coast, satisfactory to his patrons. Possessing an intimate and thorough knowledge of the trade, he can guarantee more favorable inducements than offered by any other firm. All orders for merchandise will meet with strict attention. Consignments of Produce solicited, and satisfactory returns guaranteed. Los Angeles, July 1st, 185*7. PAPER HANGINGS Just Received, per late Arrivals, FRANK "BAKER, 110 and 112 Clay street, San Franciseo 6000 rolls French and American Borders \ 300 pieces Tapestry Velvet Carpet; 6ii5 pieces Tapestry Brussels carpet; 230 pieces three-ply carpet; h300 pieces superfine ingrain carpet;) ^350 pieces extra fine ingrain carpets ; 200 pieces cotton and wool carpets ; 125 pieces stair carpets, assorted; 275 pieces Bay State druggets; 800 pieces oil cloth, assorted ; 125 pieces silk damask and brocatclle ; 300 pieces cotton and worsted damask jf 4000 pair window shades; 375 palrhpaen-rtrina; 750 pair muslin curtains ; 8000 cornices and curtains; 325 dozen mats, assorted. Stair Rods, Table Covers, Gimps, Fringes, Ac- Wholesale and Retail, by "*' FRANK BAKER, 110 and ll'-iClav street. Orders from the country filled with care and dis patch. sepl 2 3m N. REYNOLDS Bl CO., Produce and General Commission MERCHANTS, Nos. 79 and 81 Davis street* Between Clay and Washington streets, SAN FRANCISCO. Cai, Personal attention given tothe sale of— Flour, Grain, Potatoes, Onions, Fruit, Batter, EStfSr Curwl Mints, Wool, Utiles, And all staple products of the country. Will filljprdcrs for goods when accompanied by cash or equivalent, in way of consignments. Have constantly on band new and second hand Grain and Gunny Bags, which we offer by thc. bale or bundle, in lots to suit. First class storage furnished when required, and liberal advances made on consignments in stoi Having tjood experience and locality, we trust, by strict attention, to give that satisfaction whicli is pleasant, to both ourselves and our consignors. Nich, Reynolds. L. V. H. Ho-WXU, San Francisco. Sept. 26, 1857, WHOLESALE DRY GOODS. TO THE FARMER AND Dealer inAgricultural Implements HAVING ERECTED A GOOD SHOP, with fteHUtos n heretofore po mossed by any ir. tliis Slate for mm U factoring Agricultural im piemen Is, I beg leave lo a liouuee that 1 am now proporly under way with lhat b siu«SB. I employ none but tho best und most c-xpi-rir-n oil mechanic.-, and work no material but the best. thia way I hope to promote-the intwast of th• goeri m chanic; the-Interest of the tt, -\,-. ■■ • tbe b I a •■-■■ (-;" oi young and graving Ajrricultui* l - ■<., ■ **.i ' i* m Inuo thai inl crest which is leremosl ui'.li nil nia 'r'..i nd- self. I have had twenty years experience fn lbe man; fracturing business; I i*.-TA;;t.!>i \'i-.U '.'UK FlliST Si 10 and made the FIRST STEEL VLOW in the State of -.Visco: day of great agricultural Improv I also ado th TAAFFE, MCCAHILL & CO., Front Street, eornei- Satr.iuicnta, IMPORTERS 4XDJOBBRS STAPLE AND FANCY IDiXi TT a- O O I> ©, Olotlilsas, cfco., HAVE NOW OS HAND AND ARE CON- stantly receiving by every clipper ship from tiie East, anti by every steamer via the Isthmus, a complete and extensive assortment ALL GOODS IN THEIR LINE, SELECTED Expressly for this market by one of the Firm, which will be sold at the lowest market prices, ami to which the attention of city and country buyers is invited. Particular attention is called to their select stock ofi NEW SPRING AND FALL GOODS, COMPRISING The latest Styles and Designs. A large assortment of Alexandre's Celebrated KID GLOVES, Always on hand, together with a Large Variety of Buck Gloves, Gauntlets,-etc ALSO, A VERT FULL STOCK OP HOSIERY, COMPRISING EPERYARTICLE in this DEPARTMEA~T DATIES k JONES' CELEBRATED PATEN T S HIRTS. Cotton Ducks, Nos. OOOO to 10, Raven's-Ducks, Drills, Sheetings, Ac, &c. Also, a large stock of SPRING and FALL CLOTHING suitable for the Mining and Agricultural districts, together with every article to be found in the Dry Goods line. ORDERS FILLED WITH CAKE AND DESPATCH. TAAFFE, MeCAHILL & CO. Front street, corner Sacramento. FIRST REAPING AND MOWING MACHINE, :hc first Steel Plow ever made in this SUte. T witli ray experience, and a knowledge of the « Southern Dispatch Line SAN PEDKO PACKETS, TOUCHING AT SANTA BARBARA. millS LINE is composed of the favorite clipper JL schoonerB LAURA BEVAN, Captain F. Morton ; JULIUS PRINGLE. J. S-Garcia; S. D.BAILEY, N. Hiller; ARNO, Wm. Hughes. Wliich will run regular hereafter as above, taking freight and passengers on the most favorable terms, to which every care nnd attention will be paid. Arrangements are in progress by which n regular Weekly line of Schooners will be established, sailing from San Francisco, without fail, every Saturday. For further particulars apply to any of the principal merchants ixl Lou Angele:-. Snn IVi'lro, or Santa Barbara. N. PIERCE, Proprietor of the Line, at San Francisco. Office—Corner of Market and I'astsireets.lower building, (up stairs.) where goods will be receipted for and forwarded iree of storage and drayage at}g!6 107 Clay Street, outer for sale A full anti oomplele assortment of tlcsli'ftble DRUGS AN!) MEDICINES. R. & CO. respectfully solicit orders irom the country, and will guarantee satisfaction, in every particular, to those who favor them with tiieir custom, on 15 -3 this matter, agricultural CAST STKI-X 1 P TILLER OB QUEEN 1 share. are inrmiifac- Tl.-e viicr\U.',brr>,.|ni. 1 :,.' ,.;*.-: tared of cast steel, making * than any plow over used iu this eonntry. Also, GANG PLOWS, CULTrVATOP.3. HARROWS, FANS MILLS, Sec. &c. In addition to what I manufacture, I shall constnn* be receiving implements from the best makers of t Eastern ana Western States, amongst which aro 500 CINCINNATI EAGLE STEKL ANO P.OVER PLOWS, A shipment of which has ,:ust arrived These plows stand in point of truo merit and w«i altogether higher than any otlier» iu the great iigficull aug!5 8 Maetbvtlij: and Benicia Railroad.—The JMa- rysnlle Express says, we understand that $80,000 worth of Btock has been subscribed in this city, to ihe Marysville and Benicia Railroad. Solano county haa subscribed, by a vote of the citizens. $200,000, to be invested in the same enterprise. Most men work for the present, a few for the future f the wise work for both—for the future in the present, and for the present in the future. The most curious thing in the world is a w-jinan who-» Dot curious. Wby are husbands like dough ? Because women knead tbem. "Thou ralneat in this bosom," as the chap said when a basin of water was thrown over him by tho lady he was serenading. "Tell your mistress I bave torn the curtain,' said a lodger to a female domestic. ''Very well, sir, mistress will put it down as extra rent.-'' There is a younglady up town, who says that il b cart-wheel has nine fellows, it is a pity a woman cao't have one. Sensible girl, that. Mrs. Jameson Bays—"Tho. bread of life is love the salt of life is work ; tbe sugar of life is poetry, the water ol life, faith." Hand us the bread and j prompt attention. «a.jar, never mind the salt. t*8*8 3 frith a. call, and see for yoi am publishing no humbu* and that our yonnjr Stat i-jide the far me ■df, and bc but simply ran. witbin l ImpIOi Any article I manufacture will have all the latest provenren-19. anc be lintshml in a workmanlike manue All kinds of agricultural implempntu and machines paired on short notice, and in the best manner, ant reasonable terras. THOS. OGG BHAW, 33 Sacramento-street, near Davis, San Franctsco. ^3"Shop cornar Davis ami SaKiiimi.-nLo streetfl. FOR SAL.E, IO Kcrystone Wine and Cider Mlilsr Suitable for manufacture^ Wine and Cider, by T. O. SHAW, 33 Sacramento slri-et. near Dnvis, 4mos SAN FRANCISCO. JONAS G. CLARK & CO'S FURNITURE "CVAKSB.OOMS, 15J8-Washington street, San Francisco ; and. 49 arid 51 Fourth street, between J and It Importers, Manufacturers, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS In every description of FTJB.3NTITURE AND ii9i!BS, ' Have now In Store the largest stock and most complete assortment of rleh arid beautiful FURNITURE, ever offered ia this State, consisting in part of— FINE ROSEWOOD, WALNUT AAD Mahogany Parlor and Chamber sets. SOFAS. OTTOMANS. LOUNGES AND Easy Chairs; Bureaus, What-Nots, Mirrors of all sizes. OFFICE AND KITCHEN FURNITURE, in great variety. 1_!f We are now manufactaring from our Native Woods, also from Walnut and Rosewood, most of our finest Furniture, and can produce an article superior for strength, durability and beai'ty, to anything imported from the East. ^.Wc havo constantly on hand, iv.id are in regular receipt of full and complete invoices of Goods, adapted to the Interior and Coast trade, #jg~To W holesale Dealers we would say, yeinr * ra will receive, as formerly, our careful ami JANSON, BOND & CO. Corner Battery and Clay streets, SAN FllANCISCO, Have now Landing and in Store, AAA BALES BROWN BRILLS AND fjVjyj Sheetings; lt)0 bales Grain,-Flour and Seamless Sacks; 20 cases Bleached Shirtings and Sheetings ;■ 10 cases Merriman- Prints ;• 10 cases Pacific Prints ; 10 cases Cocheco Prints ;■ 10 cases Sprague Prints ; 6 cases Printed Jaconets and Lawns ;■ 5 cases Ginghams and Chambrays ;. 6 cases Assorted Dress Goods ; 5 cases Cottonades and Jeans. Also, a large assortment of— Cotton and SilkHdkfs; Brilliantiiies; Jaconets; Cambrics j Victoria Lawnsi; Dotted Swiss; Cotton and Wool Hosiery; Buck Gloves; Irish Linens; Musquito Netting ; Diapers ; Huek and Fancy Towels; Hickory and Check Shirts, Cassimere, *Sattinet and Jean Pants. And a large assortment of other Dress and Fancy Goods, too numerons to mention. For sale low. , JANSON, BOND & CO. Corne Battery and Clay streets, San Franctsco, F 40*incU Silk Handkerchiefs. OK SALE BY— JANSON, BOND & 00, 95 Battery street, San Francisco. SEAMLESS SACKS. ■F10R SALE CHEAP—By i? janson, bond & co, Corner Battery and Clay stieets, San Francisco. ap25 lira Sewing Mr chines. THE undersigned, Agents for MesBrs. Emery Houghton &, Co. in tbis Slate and Oregon, are offering superior Machines, af follows : Bug nnd TfJannfactariiig iHnchincs Family ftla.-cliiflues, several sizes; Aod last but not least, tha $30 MACHlTtE. A fine assortment in store, which we sh;-il take pleasure in showing to any who may favor us with a call. Needles, Thread and Silk constantly on hand. JONES & STEPHENS. 104 Clay street, between Sansome and Battery, San Francisco. N. B.—Mr. Grevcy may be found as above. jyll3m Pout Offices and Post Masters ln Cn]|rorn. A0ttaffrlo.,..MMiposacouaty h p Whitney Alamo Uniti;-, (,oMa ,j M. Jonoa Antiooli tlo G Brown Al-.*;*-i-ado Alameda AM Church Alaui<;<l;i do A J Barber Angels Calaveras,....... J C Scritmer Auburn......I'lacer K Gordon Alpha Nevada A J Alston American Ranch Shasta TA Fr«em*B. Alviso SantaClara ...A Rathboue Ashland Butte....... .Elijah Lott A-rjiHrducl City Amador MS Tlutler Uelinont San Franci.seo S J Ellet Brush Green Butte D (! Martin Hi-lweU'**- Bar do P TV Worst rum fienicia Bolano T T Hooper Bottle lliil ElDorado. S M Jamison Birr; Hav Trinity Wm Coddington Big Oak Wat Tuoluto'ne J W Butler Bond ville...-..Mariposa. Stephen Bond. Bodega Scnowo. J M Miller Woo ni lield do H Lamb Brick Sacramento D 1. Lafken Buekner .- do James Buekner BuckHport..... .Humboldt W Roberta Buckeye Yolo J M Charles Cache Creek.. ..do .. * ** "—'■' Chftrley'H Ranch Bn Chico .*..... di Cherokee dr Campo Seco Cnlaver Campton ville...., .Yuba, JONAS G. CLARK & CO, LOS ANGELES STAB. lull grating CsMIisjjmtnt SPRING STREET, adjoining the U. S. Land Office. Tli-epmprre-torof the Lob Angele sS tar, would respectfully inform his friends and the public, that he hai just race! ved a large and varied assortment of new material, and ia norwpeepared to execute PLAIN AND FANCY job —'mrc~_'X-^t3r. L. SCOTT & CO'S KGl'lUrST OF TIIE British Periodicals Alllt THE wammn%m mwtma■ GREAT REDUCTWA- IA THE PRICE OK TUE I.ATTKR I'CliUCATION. L. SCOTT k CO., NEW YORK, continue to publish the following leading British Periodicals, viz.: l. The London Quarterly, Conservative. The, Edinburgh Review, Whig- The North British Review, Free Church. The Westminster Review, Liberal. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Tory. These Period! cal* ably represent, tin- three great politl cal parlies of Gteeat Britain—Whie, Tory, ina Raflteal,— but pill it ies forms only one ten lure of tlieir character.— As Organs ol" the most profound writers on Science, iJt- erature, Morality. ami Krrli-.'ion, tliey stand, as tliey ever lave stood, unrivalled in Ine world of letters, bein*/ eon- idert-d indir-rpiMisabki tu ' A ■ seliolni* ami the M-ul'e.s.--ional nan. while to the intelligent reader of every class tliey fnrnillh a more correct and satisfactory record (ri the day, throughout the world, than can be possibly obtained frum any other source. .EARLY COPIES. The receipt ol Ailvmicc Sheets irom llie British puh- ligliers gives additional value tri lliese Reprints, inasmuch as they can now he placed in tlie hands of subscribers about as Boon as the original editions, TERMS. Peralin. For any one of the four Reviews - - S'J tin For any two of the four Reviews - - 6 00 For any three of the four Kcviows - - 7 (Hi For all four of the Reviews - - - fi cu For Blackwood's Magazine - - - ;■! OlJ For Blackwood and three Reviews - - 0 Ut) For Blackwood and the four Review* - - 10 00 Payments to be maele in all cases in advance. Money current in the State where issued, will be received at par. O LiU'B Bl N Q. A discount of twenty-five per cent, from the above prices will bo allowed lo Clubs ordering four or more copies of any one or more ofthe above works. TnuB : Four copies of lilac!;wood, or of one Review, will be'sent to one address for $9 ; four copies of the four Reviews and Black-wood for $;io ; and so onl POSTAGE. In all the principal Cities and Towns, these works will be delivered, Fhek ov FosTAflE. When sent bv mail, tlie Postage to any part of the United States will be but TwKNTY-roua Cents a year lor Ulackwood. and but Four- XflBH CSNIB _ year for each of the Reviews. A/.B.—The price in Great Britain of the five Periodicals above named, is about %V,\ per annum. wmm w&mmsmw* ®ms® TO SCIENTIFIC! AND 1T.ACT1CAL ACiilCULTURE. Bv Henry Stephens, F. It. S., of [■Minburjih. and tbe late J. P. Norton. I'mfessor of Scient i lie Ar-ricuUu re i n * College, New Haven. 2 vols. Royal Octavo, idO'drr-age*-*. and numerous Wood and Steel Engravings. * This is. confessedly, the most complete work on Agri ture ever publi-dieil,;i ml hi *irdor to give ii. a- v ider circulation the publi slier s liave resolved to reduce the price te Five Dollars -for the Two Volumtsl! When sent by mall fprmt-patd) to California and Ore r-on the price will he 87. To every otber part of th* Union and t.o Canada (post-paid), id. X'w~ This world.. not Ihf.eitd *' ll'i'ik if thc Farm." Remittances for any of the above publieationnshould always he addressed, jio-st paid, to the publishers, LEONARD BOOM fc CO.. Ne. MGqM) Street, New York .. ,...1. LorinK John Ilidwell T MUaniel . ,...T M Pawling ,..S JBowley Coon Creek Colusa Cold Spring (Ie larvill'e. Chirks ville. ..Nevada.... Placer .Colusa ^ Kl Dorado.. , .Sacramento Chinese Camp Tuolumne. M R Graham Columbia '1° 7- RTinknm Ourtevilla do JM Root H M Moore ..J Bnrnes 'tn Vincent ,-„.CW Gilbert ....RF Davis ....Cieo'l batcher ....IlCnmmings ....W I) Wilson Cordelia .Solano ..P O Lnrnorie Colton Wood Bhaflta../ ....Wm Lane Crescent City Klamath DC Lewis Cent vcville...... Alameda R 8 Clement Canon Citv Trinitv .R F Channel I bam ond Springs ElDorado... MR Shear*r Don Pedro's Bar Tuolumne,, R Smith Double Springs . ...Calaveras N T Norcroas Downieville Sierra James Cernon Dry Creek Yuba Robert Mc Adams Drytowfi Amador WO Clark Kureka...,..HiimhoIdt........K II Fobs Kl Dorado Calaveras A Irvine Emory7s Crossing, Yuba Jw Everett Empire Ran eh .. fio -S Moody EtlioiI's Ranch Sacramento ...Mr Elliot Franklin do J R CrawforfJ Folsom do *...J Ciaikin Fiddletown, Amador........D Townsend Forhestown Butte Nathan Plum Forlorn Hopo Merced, T Faglesnn French Gulcb.... Shasta ,W Q Gibbs Foster's Bar.... Yuba S B Whitcomb I'romont Yolo Jonas BpBOt French Camp... Sua Joaquin.-....... RW Noble Forrest City ....Sierra ..W Heny- Foreman's Ranch Cala Fourth Crossing.. Green Springs Tuol do Gar.-ote do ji.".",'Yolo AUpdi Grand I.-daud.... Colusa.... Georgetown El Dorado.-.-.. ,, ■as, v.-.S Forethan .... .-.-..A C BoritzhoS ,, R 1. Cardinsr ..J J* Watts id-MS _8$f .1 C Terrell C 1 Brady Garden Valley.... do , S Stewart Grimly Flat do .lames Burgena Gilrov....Sa.nta Clara A C Everett Good'vear's Bar,,..Sierra. Julius Meinliardt Cibsouvillc... do , REElliott Grafs Valley Nevada E Ma It hew son Georgians Sacramento ........1 M Sedwell Gwin Merced Wm gaughltn Hamilton....Butte KDavis Horr'-s Ranch...rTu.dumne,,. G D Dickinson Hometown....Shasta J R Gill Hon.'iif....Yub;r W R RUer Horuiins....Mariposa W 1. Hnss lone Valley Amador J H Alvord Ulirioistown.... Placer .11 Brickell Iowa City do J Co gan Indian pigging*.... Kl Dorado J W Gilbert ! ml inn Gulch Merced.. J W Norton Jamestown Tuolumne R W Mardis Jacksonville ' do G BKeves Jackson.... Amai BB Hedliesd Kind's Mi .... J Smith Kelsev's. ...Fl D- John Wbite KnigbtV F..11-. .. Leach's Store... Marii l/issen'.....itutl ..W P Mav hew t.ewislon.,..Irh Los Angeles,...3 .OS All Lagrange.. ..Sta* Lisbon....I'lacer l1?!™ ! I. M Booth ..G W Apph-gate. LovainjCs Ferry. ,!".Sai LilMe York....Nevada W W Corneas Mountain View.. ..San McCartysvlUe do Levi Millard MayflelQ Mi Coi fas do J OttUon do Fnd CreiKhtoM- MlfWhni Sau Jose ....Ai nmeda J J Vallejo Mountain Spring Plaeer 1 Barron Michigan lilulf do Wafdieim Marysville.. ..Yuba PWKeyser Maxwell's Greek ...Ms riposa 1. W Coulter Hafipoxa do J FMeN-miara Mount Ophir rio ,1 I! Miller MUlerton do Ii Carroll Martiiu.7....Cnii rraCo ■t»..* 11 1'ogg Hokelumne Hill. ...Cal lveras, H S Anhiner" Murphy'.-. do A I' Sieves McDerniott'a Bridge do W FMcDermott Mill Valley do . E s Osburn Moon's Ranch... .Colu.- a, Geo Fast-men do J H Westen Mormon l.-laiid.. ..Sacr Michigan Bar do Bl. Wayne Monterey — Mm Moute-'.nu;a...,T uoh - Monte Lor. At geles. Ira -Thompson Mim-i-svUic....Trinity 3 Raiew 11 ideletown....Sliasia CM McKinnellj Napa.„.Kapa EBEaton Nevada....Nevada W 11 Kndicatt Nlcolaua Suiter 1 C Rickey Navato....Marin II F Jones North Branch.. ..Calaveras Fdwin T I-ake Newtown.. ..F.l Dorado J W Smith Neaistmrg.... Placer AC Hen] Natividad Monterey lumen Stokes Nelson's Creek....Sierra i C Levis Ousehv's Bar.... Yuba F Bridge OTegon House do Peter Rice ■O'Bvrne's Ferry ... .Stanislaus lehn O'Ntil Onlsho.... Sacramento C F Howell Ophi liie.. .Placer Oro City do Oroville. ...Butte tbi,land Alameda... Ottltle '-.,],\y ESeeeant Vaiiey —Maripi Pea vine.. ..Butte Park's Bar.. ..Yuba Pilot lliil....l.l Dorado.. Placerville oo I'etslirma .. .. Sonoma .. .. Pleasant Springs.. ..Cala Patei Pltu ..Nevada.. ...Daniel B Curtii G White I) C Downer ,...TGal!aKber ...,C II Coe -a.. A Shearer D Whipple ..GflO Wir-cr A T Bailey A M Thatcher .. ,W R Swiiiertei) eras R II lloerchne? B PTurney F B Booker ....RTAinett geart-/hurg.; Quincy, J'lu .Ma ..A l,e inrd ..I DM Pool " wis Stork .¥. B Winani S J Slate J C Green S Rrndway Rough and Ready.. , Round Tent Red Dog Red Blu:Ts....Shast-3 Rabbit Creek Sier . . . il^^^^^^^^^^^^^— Rattlesnake Bar Placer 'ibomas Wood Re-Mian River.. ..Mendocino 11 (, Ileald Seliastopol Napa D J1 Johnston Sail l-rauri.-eo Sau Franeiscu CL Weller StjnrUerr's do G 'i'lrn 1 eher Saciameiito.. ..Sacramento 1'eiris Foreman Suiter do D llastingg Scott's River Siskiyou Jnmes Cregeln Salinas.. ..Monterey .1 IHlill Sun.luan do I Breen San Diego.... San Diego George Lyon San Luis Obispo . ..San Luis Obispo A Murray San Jose....Bant ft Clara... CK Allen Santa Clara do Santa Cm/. Santa Crui.. Pan Lorenio.; ..Alameda... San Leandro do Fan Pedro Los Angeles.. . San Gabriel do San Rafael....Marin Santa Rosa., ..Sonoma Jl 1> McCobh E Anthony .. .. J Wood W Van Wagner .. ..G Alexander T Burdick Skirlm ~.,y C Iliilimann Sonoma do Mr Miller Smitli'sRanch do N M Hedge*? San Ramon Contra Costa,- W RurSFfll San Pablo do A B Bates Salmon Falls.. .. Kl Dorado.. J Downer Spanish Flat do J G la sum an Santa Barbara Bants Barbara G R Fisher Wan Bernardino San Bernardino J) N Thomae- Shasla Shasta J Lemon Shaw's Flat....Tuolumne J Roberts Sonora do G W Patrick Staples Ranch Ban Joaquin., I> J Staples Stockton do P K Conner Sutler Creek.. ..Amador P Crandall Sarnhville do It Robinson . Snelling'sRancli Mariposa. H Schroeder Suisun.. . .SoianO W S Kyle San Andreas CalnveraH C L Sweet SILouis..., Sierra WPWilliams Becrel Ravin-. ..Placer 3 Hart ■split Rock.. Merced J ARugg Strawberry Vailey.. ..Yuba J A Barnhar* Tehama....Cnlusa OGervv Trinidad.. ..Klamath F C Barling Trinitv.. ..Trinily C Lee Uniontown,...lluniholdl A R Murdoch' Volcano.. ..Amador 1IT Barnum Vallejo Solano I ii prtabie Vallecito.. ..Calaveras G M Murray Visalin Tulare I P Majors Wood ville Butte S Alvarrl Wonvervnro., ..Trinity J Barry Watson ville Bants Cm/ L Thrift Wesl Point Calaveras.. . Whirky Creek.. ..Shasta., , Western.. ..Sacramento Yankee,Iiin'K Placer N Henck Yuba City....Yuba I. Badolelt Yolo....Yolo ...IHHnfton Yreka....Siskiyou John Lint•vW: ..A Walhaui ,.P Mix ,.A I! White' ■-*-**-* M^^MtfM„M,.,i^ ,,-.-_-— -—. r....-.- -. -A_- %nmlt VOL. VII. LOS ANGELES, CAL., SATURDAY, OCTOBEE 24, 1857. NOs 24. Cos ^.ngcUs 0tar: EUBUSHHD KVKItT SATURDAY MORNING, At No. 1, Pico Buildinos, Spring Street, Los Angeles, BY BE. HAMILTON. %nx&M Carts^ TERMS: Kubscriptioa, per annum, in advance.. $,rj 00 For Six Months, .'......... 3 00 For Thi-Rt! Moiitlis 2 00 Single Number o 25 Advertisements inscrte atTwoDollarsperRrjuare of ten Hues, for the first insertion ; aiid One Dollar per square for each subsequent insertion. A liberal deduction made to Yearly Advertisers. Aghnt-j.—The following gentlemen are authorised Agents for tho Star : S. P. t'irsHKil -. San Francisce,. URSB & B8BDKJK, Post Office Han Gabriel. Coi.. I«a Tho.mimox Monte. R. K.Glbnn Sanlei Barbara. S-JWSD. A- TinbtavB...s ..*.! ;■_San Bernardino LAZAIil) & WOLFSKILL, IMl'ORTBRS, And Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Frencli, Englisli and American Dry Goods. Corner of Melius Row, Los Angeles. aug 9 BACHW1AN & CO., WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DKAI.ER8 IN Groceries, Wines, Liquors, CloTIiliig, Ilavtl- warc, Jproctniee, Illrtca, "Wool, &«., <&c. Los Angeles street, second house from Commercial street, _ unlS BELLA UNION HOTEL Main. Street, LOS ANOEt.ES FLASHNER & BREMERMAOTT, PROPRIETORS. MTlliS HOTEL, bo long known ae the bePt ill Southern Citlifijniin, having pftBP.ed into the hands of thc present Proprietors, has been thoroughly reiitied, and many additions made to its accoinmirtlations, Strangers, and gentlemen with their families, will fl.id this an agreeable home, at all times. The table will be supplied, as heretofore, with all the delicacies of the market. ih_r- Perry & Brady, Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE. Ware rooms, Main street., Los Angeles, (One door south of the U. S. Hotel,) Where can be found constantly on hand, an assortment of UU« BAUS, SOP AS, LOUNGBIS, WARDROBES, TABLES—centre, side, card, reading, and extension. CHAIRS—mahogany, cane and wood seat; Rocking chairs, mahogany and cane. Bedsteads—high and low post; Waehstands, Tepoy stands, Mirrors, ke. kc. All orders filled with promptness and dispatch. FERRY k BRADY. Carriage ami Blacksmith Shop. By JOHN G-OIiLER. LOS ANGELES STREET, SEAB THE l-'OOT OF COMMERCIAL- TIIR subscriber respectfully _^^FV nfonns the public generally ti|!1,*-rt^^«^L!4, ie will keep constantly ou hand ^^*%*-W* Und will manufacture to ordcrt UQfichesjBuggies, Wagons,Carts &c fn a neat and workmanlike manner. He has on nana and for sale a tine stock of Eastern white oak ft M hickory plank and axles. He keeps constantly nn hand a lnrge variety of cart and buggy wheels, spokes, felloes, shafts, neck yokes, double and singletrees. : Horse Shoeing-mid Blacksmitliing; hi all its various branches, executed with promptness ■nnd dispatch. Particular attention will bc given to the manufacture and repair of Plows, Harrows, and other Farming utensils, lie has an extensive assortment (if iron axles, springs, bolls, plow and spring steel, and other material pertaining to the business, too numerous to mention, Also, 20 Tons of Blacksmiths' Coal. With nonebut the best of workmen in his employ, he leels confident that he can give e*htire satisfaction to his customers. unt JOHN GOLLER. AUG. W. TIMMS. Forwarding and Commission Merchant, San Pkduo and Los Angki.es,Cal.., unT H. HEAD, Agmt, T.os Angeles. R. E. RAlMOND,A"o. ll)o Front street, Ager at San Francisco. Recollections of >Vm. L*. Marcy. I do not know the later relations of Mr. Marcy and Mr. Van Bufen. I was not an admirer of Mr. Van Buren's politics, and my dislike ofhis politics, influenced, undoubtedly, my judgment of his character. Governor Marcy placed the character of his friend in a new light, attributing to him the virtues of fidelity, and the power of achieving his pin-poses by the masterly influence of his will. He described a scene in a parlor in Albany, where five persons (I think it was five) were present, to determine the question who should be Governor of New York, Mr. Van Buren stood with oae arm on the mantelpiece, quiet, gentle in manner, hut immovable aa a rock. The post was fairly due to Daniel G. Tompkins, and Mr. Tompkins' it must be, against all objections, and Mr. Tompkins' it was, by Mr. Van Buren's determination. the removal of obstructions in the Hudson River, at the Overslaugh. Governor Marcy wasiu favor of these provisions, but the bill, while pending in Congress, was loaded with bo many appropriations which were against his judgment, that he was obliged in conscience to vote against it. The vote cost him a good deal ol reproach, and the Overslaugh received the title ot " Marcy's Farm." He was on board a Bteamboat a few years later, while Governor of the State, and the vessel went aground at this troublesome spot. Leaning quietly over the railing, and looking iuto the water, he was accosted by a stranger, who was occupied in the same way, with the inquiry, '-Isn't this what they call Marcy's Farm?'! "I believe it is;"' said tbe Governor. The f tranger, who was a man of excitable temper, referred to the vole which had given it the GAMBEINUS BREWERY. rpHE best ALE and BEER manufactured, animal- _L ways on hand: Delivered to city customers without extra charge. Coopering ami HUpnirlng of BnnelB, &c. Ac. An assortment of Barrels always on hand. K. MESSER, Proprietor. ~carpehter~work7~ WM. McPHEilSON BEGS to inform thc public, that he has commenced business as a CARPENTER, in the shop formerly occupied by I Gilchrist and hopes to receive a share of public patronage in Building and Repairing. Los Angeles, April 4, 1857. RASSETTE HOUSE, Corner Husli ftntf f*»nai>nie Streets, San M. A. FRENCH, Proprletoiv MThe abo've iiailied House having been thoroughly renovated, is now ready to accommodate its patrons in as comfortable a manner as any hotel in the statu. ' au22 KO SIOSftUITOES. H O R S E - S H O E i N G. HBKFi¥ KIHG BEGS to inform tlie public, that he h commenced business, in the NEW SHOP, MAIN STRBET, adjoining the Post Office, here he will be always in attendance to execute work in the above branch of business. The strictest attention will be..given to preven injury to the feet of animals, and where injury bas been inflicted, by cat'eie^sne?, the same tt;ill be skilfully treated, anil tbe foot speedily restored. Being a Farrier of many years' experience, he can assure patrons ol' baving thmr Hoi"*os carefully treated, and their sbo*--- iitied with mifrrin; Hccnrac" HENRY KIKG. Los Angeles, June 20, 1867. SAN BERNARDINO. MR. FRANK L. WETTERGREN, of San Ben nardino. has been appointed agent in Pan Bernardiuo city, for the Commission and Forwarding Hobse of A. W. Tinnnw. He is authorized to collect money and trans-net iilj business for the house. A. W. TIMMS. Los Angeles and San Pedro Los Angeles, April 11. 857. CATTLE BONES WANTED. dfcl cr PER TON wilt be paid by us for good *plO solid CATTLF, BONES, oo delivery in San Francisco. BOND & nALE, 50 nnd 61 Sansome street. San Francisco, Sept, 15. 1857. 26 ml He spoke of the difficulties of tke Executive of j name, and proceeded to abuse Mr, Marcy in round New York, especially as connected with the pardoning power, and illustrated the differences in character of Governor Tompkins and Governor Clinton, hy the manner in which they met them. A woman, whose son was in prison, sought the prosence of Governor Tompkins, to otter her suit for his pardon, it was summer; She entered the garden by a gate, and met hiiu, alone and at leisure on the piaaza. She inquiied Tor the Governor. I am he," he replied. Bursting into tears, she made known her errand. Neither repelling nor encouraging her, he inquired ahout the character and hiibits of her sou, and ended by persuading her that he wag best off where Up was. He had denied her suit, but the distressed mother went away feeling that Governor Tompkins was lhe best man in the world. During thc administration of Governor Clinton-** a man addicted to intemperance, but otherwise respectable, and having a respectable family, committed, in a fit of drunkenness, a crime, for which he was sent to prison- A son,.furnished with all the necessary papers, making a ease so clear that there could be no doubt about it, proceeded to Albany for his pardon. He called at the Governor's, announcing his name, and requesting an interview. It so happ&ned that the name was identical with that ofa gentleman whose recent appointment to office had occasioned the Governor eome trouble. Supposing this to be the person, be advanced at once to the hall, somewhat excited, to meet him* and then discovering his mistake, as quickly retreated, sending word that the Govern, or was engaged. The young man was instantly prejudiced by the Governor's manner, and when he had been kept in the city three or fcur days for an interview, and had secured the pardon, he went away carrying with him a decided dislike £br Mr. Clinton. Governor Marcy fully appreciated the character and services of Governor Clinton. 1'hey had been alienated, but Governor Clinton had made advances which had exhibited his confidence in Mr. Marcy, and the latter had met (hem in a similar spirit. The sudden and solemn death of that great man, at the very height of his fame, made a profound impression on Governor Marcy. "I went to the chamber," he said, " where be was lying, and as my eye fell upon his prostrate form. I could not but exclaim lo myself, is Ibis, the end of human greatness?" Tbe sudden and solemn death of Governor Marcy himself, at the very rao- tnsnt when he stood peerless among American statesmen, and with a fame as wide as the world, brought this incident to my recollection with irresistible force. " Is this the end of human great" terms, for bavin;; betrayed the Interests of his I constituents. Enjoying the sport, thc Governor perhlitted the stranger to proceed, and perhaps aided him a little in firing np his wrath'.- until at length the man-exclaimed, "I wish I had him here ; I should be glad to pitch him inlo the river at this very spot." "That," replied the Governor, " might be sport for you, but I'm thinking it would he death to hie ; I am Governor Marcy." Thc discomfiture of the amazed stranger was complete. He cooled down in an instant, apologized, and went hie way. I met Governor Marcy in the Post Office, at Southbridge, during the pendency of the Presidential election of 1844, when the mail arrived, bringing one of the unlortunate letters of Mr. Clay. "Mr. Clay," said he, earnestly, (and he made the remark, not in the tone of an opponent exulting in an advantage, bnt in the generous spirit of an admirer and friend,) " Mr. Clay is very unwise. He should write no letters. He can write nothing which will not be perverted to his injury. When I am a candidate I mako it a point to write no letters." These letters were undoubtedly, tbe cause of Mr. Clay's defeat. The newspapers at this time were very generally discussing, pro and con, the alleged habits of Mr. Clay as to the matter of gambling, and these discussions led to some remarks by Governor Marcy on the habits, in tbat particular, of many public men. The conversation was confidential, and lhe confidence of that moment is not to be broken now. I shall make no reference to dates or names. The Governor was preseut at a dinner party, and after dinner cards were introduced. Tlie Governor was invited to a game of whist, to which he had no objections, biit when money was named, though " it was only a small sum, tokeep the game,'' be replied, "No, gentlemen, not six cants to save the city from sinking." Once only, when a youug man, he had played for a-quarter of a dollar j he was startled by the error, and had' never repeated it. BLAOltSMITH: CAEEIAGE SHOP, fcy h. Mclaughlin & sro.; LOS ANGELAS STREET, Opposite Melius' Building. WE take the present opportunity to inform the pUbliCj that wc are prepared to do all kinds of Work pertaining to our business in a manner that Canuot be surpassed iu this city, and at as reasonable fates as the high prices of stock will justify. Wc are now building some of thc best WAGONS that ever liave been built in the Southern country. H3f~01d eastings bought at &1 per hundred pounds. febu H, Mclaughlin & bro. XSTotloe. Aljli persons are hereby cautioned against buying or otherwise trading for undented horses, or cattle of our brands ; or they will he prosecuted to the extent of the law. ANDREAS DOMINGUEZ. aep^O—tf JESUS Ma. COTA de DOMINGUEZ. thomaI^tiojen ( General Mercantile Agent, SAN FRANCISCO, CJiL. TTILDEN having bad some fifteen years ex- • perience in a gem-ral Mercantile and Merchandise business, the l;i.-t eight years in San Francisco, will attend to tbe sale, purchase, and forwarding of every description of goods with punctuality and dispatch. Also, collections and remittances to all parts Of the country, Atlantic States and Europe, made with promptness and fidelity. Negotiations, and every description of .mercantile business, transacted ■ upon fhe most liberal terms. aug8 * Reference—DonAA^DRES PICO, LosAngeles. A Tell-Tale Machine. IT seem that the Electko-Chemical Baths, have decided the vexed question in regard to the notorious National Hotel disease; one victim ha.ving.been fortunate enough to try the baths, as a last resort, wherein the "test-plate showed a heavy deposit of arsenic." This tells a dark tale on somebody, and shows how the people chooSC to .he humbugged, even to death, rather tban beeured by an unpopular agent. The Electro-Chemical baths were'in use and within the reach of those ■■Pietinis, but they were in the hands of Reformers, hence, but one of the many victims, it seems, re. sorted to thnn. I do not claim that the baths arc a cure-all, but lhat they are a powerful agent in renovating*^the human system generally, and that they will expel from the system murcury, or other mineral poisons, so as to be seen by tbc naked eye ; showing elearly the absurdity of the Alopathic practice, and why the Doctors decry these tell-tale machinet. •S'hould there be any in this community, inde- pendaut enough to investigate these things for themselves, they may find it to their advantage to call on the undersigned, who administers the baths, and is a dealer in electro-magnetic machines for family use, giving all necessary directions. T. J. HARVEY, Progressive. los Angeles, Sept. 5,1867. iiui DICKINSON TYPE FOUNDRY. PHELPS & DALTON, BOSTON. L. P. FISHER, Agent, San Francisco. OttlMs solicited fnv Tj !>«■, Lea<l8, Rule, &_j I_. P. FISHER'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, PAN FRANCISCO, No HTjtf Washinptcn street, up stair-*, o-earlv ojiij-ciriite MagutWfl Opera Sows. L. P. FISHER is tlie ruitliorized Agent of tlje Marysville Herald, SacrMitento Uuion, Sun Joaquiu lle|iul>lio:in, Stnckton1,- Paclfie. Methodist, Stocklou-j Sonora Herald, Nevada Journal, GraH« Valley Telegraph, Red Bluff Beacon, Columbia Gazette, Tin o Uim no Cou ner, Ctrl um liim. Mountain Democrat, l'];i cor vill iv. • Umpire Count}- Arson, l'l:iceiviUe. CaUveras Chronicle, Mukdui-im- Mill,- Shasta Courier, Mariposa Gazette, Yrel-a Weekly Union, Trinitv Journal, Weaverville, Iowa Hill News, Weekly Ledger, Jackson, Pan Jose Telegraph, Sonoma County Journal, Kol-iom Dispatch, Calilornia Mining Journal,: Los Augeles Star, Santa Barbara Gazette, San Diego Horald, Alameda County Gazette. I'lacer Courier, Yankcu Jim's,- Napa County Reporter, , Sierra Democrat, Downieville, . Humboldt Times, Humboldt Union, Oregonian, Portland, O.T. Oregon Weekly Time's. Portland, O.T'. Ot'Ci'on Statesman. Salem, 0. T. I'acilic CU. Ailv.-catc, Salem, O, T. Jacksonville Herald, J-io'i.MinvilVe, 0. T. riiiHrrr-i-nml Deturn-rat, 01viu*[iin. O. T. \V:i.siiiiiL*;li*ii P.epiililirriii. M .*-,liu*oom. W. T. Polynesian. Honolulu, S. I. Pacific Comuiei-eial Advertiser, S. I. Mexieau Extraordinary, City of Mexico, Hongkong Register. . Advertising In the Atlantic States. L- P. P- has now completed bis arrangementr for the forwarding of advertisements to all the principal largest circulating jouroals and- newspapers published ic the Atlantic Statea.- I once called up for criticism the sentiment uttered by Governor Marcy when be Was in the Senate—" To the victors belong tbe spoils." We were alone in tbe sitting room of the old family mansion, a generotls fire blazing on the hearth.* He arobe without saying a word, crossed the room, and takiug bis cane, came back to hia seat, and layiug the cane across his Jtneec. " I have just had a present," eaid be. " Tbis caue is from the timbt-r of the British ship taken by Perry on Lake Erie ; see tbe inscriptions," On one of them was the presentation—on another the history of the material—on the third, "To the victors belong tbe spoils.'' With this for his text, he proceeded to illustrate and to vindicate his real meaning. It was not prescriptive. It was in harmony, I may add, with bis own habits of dispensing political patronage, IJe was true to his party always, but always just to Opponents. During nis eight years oT Cabinet service, it is understood t-Tiftt he dismissed nn employee of the Government ibr political opinions. I rallied bim once in some way about tbe affair oi his "pantaloons," aud received irom him explanation of that unlucky incident. It was in the autumn of 1S3S, I think, and just before bis failure of a re-clectiou. He had recently been at Newburgh, where a company of gentlemen of both political parties, had spent an evening wilh him in a social way. Among them was a Whig lawyer, who had just attended a political conven tion in Western New York. "We were riding along in high spirits—a stage load ot us," said tbe lawyer, " when the driver drew up his horses and stopped." " This, gentemen." sa:d he, reaching down to ns inside, " is the identical spot where Governor Marcy tore his pantaloons.*' " Where" upon," added the lawyer, " we alighted, the whole of us, and gave three cheers for Governor Marcy's pantaloons." ■'The laugh was on me," said the Governor, " but I had a retort, which I proceeded to give. This same gentleman had just been engaged in securing a pardon for a criminal in prison, and the case was one which commended itself to ray judgment. "Give me the papers," said I, and I proceeded to endorse upon them a pardon. While I was in the act, my friend exclaimed, " Hold, hold, Goternftr, I have made a mistake. Those are the wrong papera. That's a Whig speech tbat I am just going to deliver!" "No matter, no'matter," replied the Governor^ i' I am only pardoning the ofience betore it is committed!" When Governor Marcy was in the Senate, a bill Exploration or tlie Colorado RITcr. The main portion ofthe party wbich goes out under the commaud of Lieut. Ives for tlie exploration ofthe Rio Colorado will slart in the Star of the West to-morrow, en route for California. It is the intention of Lieut. Ives to proceed immediately to the Gulf of California from San Francisco in a sailing vessel, taking with bim the materials of a small steamer. On reaching the month of the Colorado, tbis steamer will be put together*- when the party will ibrthwith commence the ascent of the river. This expedition of Lieut. Ives, it is believed, will eventually prove to be one of the most important enterprises of the kind, of any now in progress ; whether considered simply with reier- ence to its anticipated scientific results, or more generally to the vast region which it is contemplated tbu3 to threw open to the march of civilization.* The Colorado Is toe largest river, save one, of any west of fhe Ilocky Mountains. The lower portions of the valley at points where it bas been crossed by exploring parties has been found to possess a soil of unsurpassed richness, and the region through which it flows, is believed to possess mineral resources of the most valuable kinds. Trappers tell extravagant stories of the sublim iiy of the scenery on the higher portions of th- valley, and of the gigantic gorges or caiions, through which the river passes. Thc new Territory of Arizona, which borders the lower portion, is being last filled with emigrants. From Salt. Lake, too, tbe Mormons are pushing towards this *alley, and are now within twenty-five miles'of its most western bend. It is thought possible tbat Lieut. Ives may find the river navigable for his small steamer as high up as the 37th parallel of latitude, which will bring bim to a point at no great distance from tbe Salt Lake region, and solve the problem of a short and direct water communication between ihat Territory aud thc Pacific Ocean. The surveys and explorations connected with this expedition will include the various parts of topography, geology, zoology, mineralogy, etc. Lieut. Ives is already familiar with a portion of the route. Laving traversed it in company with Lieut, Whipple, upon the Pacific Railroad exploration, near the 35th parallel of latitude. The expedition is dispatched under orders from tlte War Department, and will be especially gratifying to the citizens of California who havo long desired that the resources of the Unknown territory lying adjacent to their own should be developed.—•A*". Y. News. A Hard Winter.—According to the Indian weather prognosticators, if the crop of mast be abundant-, the snow and rain ofthe following winter will be abuudant; if the Crop he lygbt, tbe snow and rain will be inconsiderable. This,-the Indians say, is an unfailing sign. If so, then the approaching Winter will be very severe, -" "*" AVl'i:"*'. the Johannes ber ger cornea frnm. The house and estate of Johannesberg ii one Oi the most conspicuous objects in the Whble Rtflhe- gau. It occupies Cfnitc an eminence, sotflS 3i»-" tance from the Rhine, and the whole maoiioa,' standing iu the midst of vineyards, is seen for some distance up tbe river, Thfe liouse was built in 1716, and is more remarkable for the fine view obtained from the balcony and terrace than either its eize or adornments. The Prince, in fact, seldom occupies it. Its history is quite interesting* It belonged at first, to the monks, being attached to the Abbey and Convent of St. John'B, and many a fine stoup of wine did they secure from it. ai the beginning of the p-eBcnt centiiry the -ownership was vested in the Prince of Orange, but Napoleon gave it away for him to Marshal Keller- mann, without even condescending to consult hiffli or ask his consent., I At the close of the war it changed ha'n'dB onca I more, and in 1816 waB presented by the Emperor of A.Q8tffla to his favorite Prime Minister. Princa Metternich. The cellars are Very extensive, but it is difficult to obtain admittance to them—perhaps there are mysteries there wbich they think ought not to be disclosed. It is no more certain: that all is not g*old that glitters than it is tbat every beverage tasting and looking like wine it not wine really—the'pure juice of the grape'.- The ground around the chateau is too precvouH as a vineyard to be laid out in gardens ; hence there is no attempt at adornment. No trees afe allowed to grow, on account of (shading the vines, except on the north side, where no grapes are attempted to be raised. Thc best grapes grow close under the walls of the house, and, indeed, partly o^er the cellars. The peculiar species most prized and cultivated is the Riesling. The management of it at all seasons requires the mofet careful attention. Tbe grapes are left until they are thoroughly ripe—in fact, aa long as they will h*lng on tbo vine—which renders the vintage at Johannesberg usually a fOiUnight later than any other place irt theRhinegau. The vinedresser is not satisfied with the ripeness ; he waits until rottenness han almost ensued; and Whatever is lost in quantity, by this delay, id considered io be more than regained in the strength and body of the wine. So careful is the thering, that those which fall to the ground are picked up by a peculiar instrument contrived especially for that purpose. One of the facts iri ;ard to this celebrated estate which will most prise the reader is ita small extent. It embrac-' ea only about seventy acres. All the wine, even of this small space, i's not equal, bnt that of each of the small campaitmcnte into which it is divided is k'.'pt separate, and -rvfm in the best year* there is considerable-difference in the value of the different casks. It produce amounts, in good seasons, to about forty butts, valued at 80,000 florins- equal to $36,270. A cask containing U&O botfles has been valued a3 high as 2200 florins. The highest price ever paid was 18,000 florins per cask of 1350 bottles, which is a little more than $5 5tf ofour currency per bottle. The purchasers were George IV. and the King of Prussia, each a moiety. In bad yocTs tS'c juice' of the grapes is never put in thc cellars, but sold at once for what it wiil briug in the market; but the good wine is stowed away in casks until it is ripe, and then bottled aud stamped with the prince's signet and sold in the different cities of Europe ; of course, principally to the nobles. It is a question whether a single bottle of real Jo-' hannesberg has ever reached this country. The Next House of Rkpiiesevtativks.—The' Washington correspondent of tbe N, Y, Courier and Enquirer, taking tbe Representatives elect and estimating the political character of those' yet to be chosen, triads the next House stand aa' follows r—- Republicans .. S3 Kuow-Notliiugs '.' 13 Democrats ....:...*. 128 Democratic majority over Republicans... 35 Democratic majority over all 22 The correspondent adds r " The most prominent candidates for the speakership P« Air. Orr, of South Carolina, Mr. Hopkins of Virginia, Mr. Phelps of Missouri, aud J. GlanCy Jo'ries of Pennsylvania. Mr. Houston of Alabama is running without opposition in his own district, but will probably not be considered in at the Democratic' caueas at Washington. Mr. Orr will probably yet be successful, but has injured bis standing witbf his own party by apparently giving up thc cause ofthe pro-slavery faction iu Kansas." -—■— vo«»-» —■—I The Florence correspondent of the Londorf Morning Post, says:—" There is a story of an Imperial Highness waltzing (hrifie in the same even-" ing with an English lady at the Coart of Berlin.-. She naturally felt, and frankly expressed herself highly flattered by the compliment, "I did not intend it as a compliment," was the' answer. " Then/' said the lady, somewhat rebuffed, "your Highness must be very fond of dancing." "I de-' t-st dancing,-" was tbe still unsatisfactory response. Undeterred by her ill success, our fair countrywoman still prosecuted h'er inquities.* " What, tben, may I ask, cart .be your Imperial Highness' motive for dancing?" " Madam," was' the exalted personage's reply, "I dance to per-: spire!-" . Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough', took a uialici-' ous delight in living, because, though life gave' her no pleasure, it gave others pain. At onetime it was thought she must go. She lay (or a great while speecbless and senseless. The physician, said, "She muft be blistered, or she will die." This touched her, and she screamed out, " I won't be blistered, and I won't die?' and she kept her word. Alexander Dumas at one time was very p'oOf/ and rarely bad auy money. Oue of his friendff was telling bim of a duel lie bad recently fotrght,- in which the bail of his a'dvers"fery had been tur-oetr aside by a five-franc piece he had in his waistcoat pocket. . " Ab,- you are a lucky fellow.'' replied 'thtf great Alexander ; " it I had beeu in your plate I should have killed !" .v was before tbat body, containing provisions lor | ceded'a hard wintr nter will be oaks throughout the bills and mountains are litei ally groaning beneath the weight of a superabundant crop of acornB. It is an interesting fact in this connection, that since the Americans hat*; been in this tate, ihis Indication hi pre In Irishman, attending a quaker meeting, heart? a young man make the following aunotiftcettiefit ■' " Br< t1 rr--- .-,'' ■■ • >-s i '■•> * ■ ; ■ ■ ■ ■■■ ■ . ■.;'.*._.-■ -Shi ' ■ ■ - ■:.-.. *...* ■ ' *
|Title||Los Angeles Star, vol. 7, no. 24, October 24, 1857|
|Type of Title||newspaper|
|Description||The weekly newspaper has p.[1-4] in English. Los Angeles Star in English includes headings: [p.1]: [col.3] "Recollections of Wm. L. Marcy", [col.4] "Exploration of the Colorado River", [col.5] "Where the Johannesberger comes from", "The next House of Representatives"; [p.2]: [col.1] "More outrages on the plains!! Two men wounded!! 326 head of cattle run off, &., &c!!" "The army of observation", "Rumors of the missing train", [col.2] "Another attack by Indians -- two men wounded", "The interpreters levy black mail", [col.3] "Attack by Indians -- loss of stock", [col.4] "Complimetary", "Our vineyards -- the vintage"; [p.3]: [col.1] "Died"; [p.4]: [col.1] "The old sexton", "The Salt Lake country", "The tasting".|
|Subject (lcsh)||Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Newspapers|
|Geographic Subject (City or Populated Place)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (County)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (State)||California|
|Geographic Subject (Country)||USA|
|Coverage date||circa 1857-10-18/1857-10-30|
|Publisher (of the Original Version)||Hamilton, H.|
|Publisher (of the Digital Version)||University of Southern California. Libraries|
|Format (Extent)|| p.|
|Contributing entity||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
|Identifying Number||Los Angeles Star, vol. 7, no. 24, October 24, 1857|
|Legacy Record ID||lastar-m388|
|Part of Collection||Los Angeles Star Collection, 1851-1864|
|Rights||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
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|Repository Name||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
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|Filename||STAR_406; STAR_407; STAR_408|
|Contributing entity||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
Cometh a messing Down.
Kot to tbe man of dollars,
Not to the man of deeds,
Not to the mau of cnuniug,
Not to the man of creeds •;
Not to the one whose passion
la for a world's renowu,
Not ia the form of fashion,
Cometh a blessing dowu.
Not unto the land-'s expansion,
Not to the miser's chest,
Not to princely mansion.
Not to the blazoned crest;
Not to the sordid worldling,
Not to the knavish clown,
Not to the haughty tyrant,
Cometh a blessing down.
Not to thc folly blinded,
Not to the steeped in shame,
Noi to the carnal minded,
Not to unholy fame ;
Not in neglect of duty,
Not in the monarch's crown,
Not at the smile of beauty,
Cometh a blessing down.
But to the one whose spirit
Yearns for the great aud good
Unto the one whose storehouse
Yieldeth the hungry food ;
Unto the one who labors,
Fearless of foe or Jrowu ;
Unto the kindly hearted,
Cometh a blessing down.
Sot Jfraittiscff ^bfortismtttts.
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