Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1850, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1850 Page 2
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The sum and substance of these arrivals in ay be I dii et down as follows i? I in. aookkoatk sold, specie and passengers. No. of JtoooutU of lb Bloomer t Potmgm. Gold ond Spti-io. it. > mpirr City 65 $I(V)000 orgia 140 874 74) Cherokee Hi 1 481 .Mb) ___ EJ Total 377 $2&>ti.34a n , li About two hundred of these passengers, anl about two millions of the gold dust, are from Cali- it f ri.ia. All the Southern passengers took passage * in the Alabama, for New Orleans. She was to J' have left Chagres on the ">tth. ( Our thanks are due to C aptain Wilson and K. I W. Hull, Esq., the purser of the Empire City, Capt. j! Porter of the Georgia, and L. C. Paine, Esq., the j pnrser of the Cherokee, for their kindness in send- | ing us our parcels and correspondence. TIIE NEW.-?. \ Annexed is the news from California brought by f these steamers. It was received by the California, j Capt. Budd, which arrived at Panama on the 2:11 , It, from San Francisco. She sailed thence on j Monday, the 1st nit. Mr. Burtleet, of New Bed- ' ford, died on hoard of the C. on her passage down, J' The passengers report that gold is more plenty f than ever, and that property has fallen somewhat ') in price, provisions, and even luxuries, being very '' abundant in San Francisco. ti The steamships Sarah Sands and Tennessee had s sailed from Acnpulco on 11th April, for San Francisco. ? The Sarah Sands and Carolina had gone up full tl of passengers. About 3.<A?0 still remained upon the c Isthmus, waiting thnr chance. The rainy season ^ had not yet set in, and Chagres und Panama were ]. till healthy Many robberies were daily taking c pluee at 1'anumo, and on the Isthmus. 11 The day previous to the sailing of the Calfornia, | the collector of the customs in San Francisco, was n notifit d thut the moneys collected for duties must 11 be (aid over to the Mute government, in accordance with a resolution passed by the Legis- u lain re. und ttrj* irtre being taken to firm an intle- n prndmt g nernment. Commodore Jonet, it it taid, ^ isabiut to take active meaturet to prevent tuck an [ etrvrrtnee. E A law has also passed the Legislature, imposing a tax of $25 a month on every foreigner who (| works in the mines. j. Our correspondent at San Francisco sends the 1 following despatch to us :? T OCR CALIFORNIA CORRESPONDENCE. " ji Ban Francisco, April 1, 1850. r The California leaves this afternoon, with 2-10 passen- v (era and the large sum of $1,700 000 in gold dust en- ' tend upon her books, and probably sufficient more, in a her passengers' trunks, to make up two millions. g By express from San Jose, we learn, this morning, that the Governor has suspended the Prefect, lion II I 1' II a wo aud him revoked hie order in regard to the sale f Wwn land* in San Francisco Thia la only another > specimen ot hi* vacillating policy. The electiou i? progreseing briskly It resemble* a few York election I think Jack Hay* will be elected ?h r T GOULD. Owing to the crowded Mate of our column*, we are compelled to leave out the remainder of our <j , correspondence. a It ia understood that one of the Pacific Mail " Steam Coni|>any'a Meam?hip? would leave San ? Francisco on the I5th April, for Panama. d Annexed ix a statement of the amount of tonnage, c American and foreign, also the number of passengers, both American and foreign, that have arrived m in the |>ort of San Francisco, frointhe 12th of April, It 1849, to 28th February, 1860, both tncluatve :? a American tonnage 347.417 !! foreign do tti.'J.U 11 n Total 213. Ail tl Vvmbib or Trmm. SxcLt-eivr or those roa (iovrse- ? wtnt I' - I'attrngrt ? ?. Total Pas- It f'ntt/l frmalt Mnlr #m<rrr ft American MS 9.10 30 574 31.174 I it foreign 366 (138 9 607 10 131 j t| Total 911 ) WK 40.091 41.709 j Other* and *< amen that have left their vessel* | ,. ft cm varion* causes 14 340 ^ Total number arrived iu the above vessel*.. . M 010 at Amount of tonnage and passenger* rrrlved frena r* January 2Mb to February 28th, 1940. Inclusive:? !' I'atg'rt. Patg'ro. Total. J,. FrmmU. MaU. Paif'n. Airrrlran. . .19 14* 21 1149 1,170 Foreign 9.566 126 1.013 Total 38 712 147 2 030 1.183 tl We publish our usual monthly tatement of port c statistics, takrn from the book* of the harbor mis- ; t ler. The figures in every instance are below the , j average number and amount of arrival*. I I From f*b. 38 to Mareh 37 Includvv then* hare ar- ' rlv#d in ntjr t ur A merman v???#-l? (19 331 lon? ' shipping). 1 532 malt- and tlhj-flve female pase.-ngrri t Foreign ?c?tU. t??otjrsia (5.414 tonnage); 3..MH t| Wale and 16" female p?-?engrr? Total ? Vrsaels 100 ; | tonnage 35 043; male iNVsseiigers 2.IKI8; female p??. aangrrr 216. _ Htws ? ?j- from California. e [III>UI lb< Alia California April I ] I (i March, the renowned May month of this clime, 1 I has cleared up the mists of au intensely severe I a winter, and brought out in bold beauty, with * "enough and to #-i>arr," the cerulean lute of 1' ( ah/un,1.1 summer skies. The nut*ure .put over, / at I* rn-t the wei seuaon is sulllcieutly brok-n up to 1 aw. k? n or restore animation in every profession 1 nini pursuit ot life, among the thousand* accuiriu- t lated within our bord ra. while we are continually f remind# d l>y every congenial circumstance, of the a pies* nee of spring. I'm* month of M irch hi* not a a Stirling chapter of events to chronicle, yet w?T t Can bell# ve ho earnest of life ami ineid "lit to wliirh J the opening business season will add impulse, is to ts' r< mpeiidi <1 in a summary ol' general news. '1 he cupidity of a busy population his, since ; u the s.tiliiig ol the last sleainer, been largely tlpo# j ruled U|*in by divers schemes of wealth. Along n the const, from .Hun Ihego upward, the fever of ji s|vciilstK>ii has raged with resist lean vigor, and the r commencement ol the springtide emigration w llov ,| iroiti our cities anil towns inland up?n ih?t 1'lscor. (] has l>e#n the signal for the springing of a mine of r, wonder*. in lite ncighlsithood of Han Diego g.ild j, his liern reported discovered, and the Vain-1 of r| town lots iii that place is atleeted by III#- llltelli- ,f ni < in ilw vicinity ol Lot Aug Ic*. co il h is h'-n ? >uud in aulln ient quantities to supply.>11 fat ire steam *)' navigation on the I'mciIU', it is claimed. Monti- b| try Is 1.1 the Iiialk. t. w |I|| various il- of y| woirh, not the least ot which arc ihe acku#<w- n ll?* <1 I'll IIIIIC* IIINI |1'l? prrm r ?i ' *"/ cou.muii icatiou with ihr moot southerly mm.'*, ( I which, m ynr* in comr, will bf*n ?ilnuii||e n rr.,.ni? n|yiri'Ul?l. From the ciiy of * ? Frin(M? to iln it,<.?t northern limit* of the Hutr, ihr jj Uimn>MHi|i ui4 ntiiing aia-cul ?ti?ui has tvern ,f in tin- ptoh.hlr iiirCOV'T> of n new Iwy * few w bondim rune* ut> the comt, where ore believed ri to nhoui.d h?i| only tlir products of rich lltliie*, n b<ii tin etnhryo wealth of a v*at city unit a pot*i- .? loi r country ml)<tcciil. Offered a* a thing of # a;* rul.nive ctealion, thr only source of Mggrait- M do.* inrW to thr projectors of thr nutlierou? ei- ^ S-ditKUM which h.i?r left tin* port "tor Trinnl.i.l y and tin* NrwtioM 1 >in*rnnrr.** that wrnn p irrhr,w the good profit* of rurh a trip to th" n owner* of tbevrsrela; for thry ?rr .jenoraily the _ ?M< jrrivir, it li * leon dMvtfrml. To the n.lvn- V| lutris themselves, thus fur h.i* the scheme ^ pn vril rniiirly unriicoerrful. Trinidad Bay, with H ta wphIiIi. hra not yt h cow known to the p-o- ^ pic of California, fomr of the ct,? ,htion.? are ,, ttil out, while other* are prep i ring to depart, and with thr Inoir modest if not reiwmiNr to- tl| Itnihtion of ripiortny the co irt and d< overtiig liutMl .d H y f-^eiiUiioii dor* not rr?t here, but enters largely into llie prevailing excitement 'J1 involving thr selection of butine** I.h-iIiIi --, .a I JJ' thr growth ??f our new cities and hiwns Unlit* Tuba river, Ihr fnoM prointiient pl iee ?f ii hitiieaa, tiiiiwin wiih the hutiita and pro|?-rtira of 4 th'ivleg town, ta M.ry?vil|e, situatd a ( ? tuil * " ft'in thr jutic'ion id th,i aireim w th K-tth-r l' rtvrr. It i? i neompnssrd l>y ntv surv-y-, li it it haa outatii|??.1 other and aiiiular eat'fpus**, ''' and although hut m* waein oil,'t* ? aver two hundred and fifty hou*.w.tU i p p l- ' laticn of alM>ut thr. r thomiwd. The In:,** of " thr Feather ?ik| Vnba are ltn?d w.itj new I '! cities," hut it is thought tinny of tu ..i wilt ,o !'" do w n wiih the ri>rr?, aid the .'\i?. rr' atirr of their f.ih?' or defective po.ttion. 'it ti> in Harr*ni?nto, at tlie alleged head* oi n.v t,n,?a, new cities are atarung; hut it will, pr i. ; boat sscrrtatard rr?p .'ting the ai* mt of .ill, { t Nttir period during the low stag ,.f w.tef. i-'u The most serious speculation in which rn-n *r* he erg ued in thia cmniry apfirar* to h- p- 'aic- In in, Han F fancied and J*an Jose, party hrp * hiv !? m h , drawn, and dnnon?tr?liona h ive h? ? irnt le, h it cf the general m?*e is uniii/!'irn<-rd hy Hp*1 I v ar liinrly and nnnrrrawiry proofedwg-, an I tlt? or- t!.? na il ion of prrty im at pre^'iit C<>ohoe.| to ia i thrar two placra. With hut lilllr hope of M-je ~ -ea, Tl alrewhrrr in California. I'artv dctmoti >a* h?*e eh aflucus. <1 numiaation* of c utdri itcs f>f !5Ule Vtl (Lt " ^ ? wf irirt officers, at elections held in thin city duriug r 1?*i two mouth*, and th" |> inter* ?< umfesUd in an election which t ike* place thi y, it> more than usual. Very littW- can be and of e u mi linn tv wnh which e-ther pirty his enteral e contest. Hut we have indulged too lengthilv n review of California niecnUt ona. Since the suiliug of the 1st of M irch ate ini -r, th icitenieut relative to ifhauthori/.ed grants of 11id lade by one <?. Q. (kdton, la the c ipicity of 1ice of the peace, in this city, has been stun il it ' I y the addition of fresh facta to tho-e before lor nig the guidance of puhlic opinion, Coltou h iviug in number of instances granted lots which II id b I rwviously conveyed by the t-iwu authorities Th ' noney h iving been in every c.w" pod o-fore th* rnud was discovered, a great ileal of confusion ail ingiou* contention have ensiled. The in luieip il fl.urs of San Francisco are in a perplexing -.tit", rom which they will onlv he re. tored to a eO'lu I, leulthy condition hv the iucorpor ition of th iresent pueblo, und the iiistateinent of a system >fgovernment with which both the people >110! heir servants are fiinili ir. A hill for the ch ircr of San Francisco passed the Lcgi-I iture, and t is understood tha> the charter will he predated to the people for their a loptiou or rcjecion in .1 few il tvs. In Sacramento City, the auinoaity between the squatter i>arty and owners if real e.-tite h is very nearly subsided. Freiarations arc U ing made to gmrd against unoth :r ivcrflow by the immediate construction of n levee dong the bunks of the S crain uto, which, it is omiiutcil, will cost $200,000. Half of th" amount ins been already suis-cribed. This place is r ipidly iicrcusing 111 growth and business. Huildiugs of a nc substantial character are assuming the pi ices f ti nts and shanties, and there, .i< here, the indie 1 ( n.-> of permanent prosijierity are of the broadest tii nip. Tlif mines of the North and South are now acessible, and triveiling |y much facilitated hy the Production of tteamboats on the u;>i>-'r waters of lie |>rinoi|>ul streams. The Sau Joaquin district ontiiiiisKime of the rarest deposits of gold ever disovered, and tlieae are being worked whh great access at the present 'line. M my I irge lump* (the irgest weighing 'it lbs , now on exhibition in tiiis ity) have been found during the winter in thiss-cion of the Placer. l'artiesof miners who h ive visitd the most southerly extreme of the gold disc iveies repot 1 cm. A?iued success in digging. The S icrt[iciito 1 lihtrict is unfailing in the rich products of its lines. Did digging* have been ah indoned and new epoMts discovered. The heavy winter rains h ive a used important changes in the various deposits, ml will probably have proved an advantage to the l iner on this account, when ihe w.iters subside, flie gold discoveries on Triuity river are currently ( ported extremely rich, hut we have no means of ulibfucioiily ascertaining the truth of the many tones in circulation. Alsmt the first of the month, an unprincipled lass of white settlers attacked the peaceable lulans of Sonoma and Nappa valleys, slaying a irge number of hotli sexes, anil forcing the iidiun population to tlee into the mountains.? The provocation of this murderous outrage is alrged to he the death of two or three white tneu ast fall at the hands of a tribe inhabiting a emote section of that country. The offenders cere arrested and pi iced on hoard one of the vesels of war at Beneci i, to take their tri it in a few lays. A disturbance between a party of miners mi Indians on the Stanislaus occurred a few days ince. The legislature has passed but few important ills during the last month. Intelligence from th? Mines. [from the Stockton Time*. March 'J3 ] MAKiroSA ? ANOTHER LtlMP OF OOI.D. Verily, the reports of lumps of gold are becoming "Thick a* autumnal leave* " That strew the tank* of Valambrosa.4' Major Putney, who arrived in Stockton yesteroy, has informed us a lump of cold w is found, lew days ago, in one of the gulches near Krenonl's cbinp, weighing over one hundred ounces N llm. 4 oz.) ! The Major saw it; and was further formed that the miners had generally done well uring the winter's campaign. AKSON'S CREEK?THE NINETY-THREE POITJID I.I'M F OF OOI.D. The wonder of the inhabitants of Stockton was, :>me week's ago, much excited hy the news that a imp of gold, weighing W Ihs., had been dug up t Carson's Creek. We, however, heard nothing lore about the matter until yesterday, when a geneman presented us with a piece broken from the iass; as a specimen of the whole, we should judge bat it contained barely a twelfth part, by weight, f the precious metal, disaeiiiinatea through quartz. I is much to be regretted that the parties who lund the rock have broken it into fragments, as, om the size and lieautv of the quartz, it would, if had remained entire, is'en of greater value than te intrinsic worth of the gold. MOKEI.l'MNE?Kit IINCSS OF THE MINKS. One of the most resectable storekeepers, estab-hed on the liver Mokeltimne, has assured us that 'ery niun who is willing to work, may easily earn least one ounce u day, while provision* never ach exorbitant rates. ' lie states that, from the outh of Aoril to DvOtahd I Ml, h>- paid in tftockn, in Moaeluinne gold dust, not less than one andrcd thousand dollars. NEW IlinOINO*. [From lha Vlacer Time* ) A"gr?nr mtnur" came rushing into our office, lie day Iwfore yesterday, (his countenance in.listing that he was tickled all over, inside and out,) uili a quart of sand, which he h id " *coo,>ed up ight out on the American Fork " He auid the lit was full of scales, and, ujion roved to tie so, the only trouble being the fict thit he scabs were 1110*' of mica, instead of gold, ['he young mun straightened his coat t ul, and we lunk he must be in the vicinity of Trinity river by Ins tune. The snow is said to retard operations in certain potions of the placer, especially those far upon he Yuba and Feather rivers. We have seen 1 who have coiue down within the last lew u>s, preferring to " wait a little longer." Mr. V S. Witherb> came down, on Monday lilt, with nothei lump of gold, weighing some six |>ounda. t lii h lie found within a lew roil* of the lonrieon 4>und lump that was t ik.-n out l>v Ins party, nt tin* tultum tlty digging*, three or jour week* since, ['hi* h(?nmcn contain* alroul two pnund* of un irt/; K'nc tlir lump is not no intiinrieilly vain tide as ilr. W would 111* * to h.ivf it. Ho h it* been ofrrrd, however, a thousand dollars for the priir, nil we think it worth umrt', as it is unfile-tionuhly ver> fine specimen. We hive been tuvored with he following extract of a letter received by Mr. Jchmght, of the Sierr.i Nevada Hotel:? Arui'W, (( aJ ) Feb. 2t, IWO. |Ill(y interest you to aajr a wor.l bout the mines. Though this document betrs ate nt Auburn, my head quarters, I am seven 11lee above, on the Middle Fork, on Murderer's ar, w here there are about 150 men at work with snout success, fiam I o/. to It osa. to the m in pei ?y, but the most of them in the higher not< hea. 'ne company of five men here, last week, one d iy iimO neatly m |M>unri?, and are <1 ailv linking irge wages Your hunthle servant, with three there, to raising daily from H to Hi ounces. With le exception of one rainy day last week, the eather has been delightfully fine since the fir<t. 'o-day it is rain and snow together, and the hills boat n wbih with hwtc I *lny down dM Imvrl and the hoe,* and am sitting by the fire in iy tent, penning this missive on my knee." [From the tMoektmi Times J The news front the Southern mines is of the ion Mining interest. From all gu triers, we learn lat the miners are doing well. In one instance, tree turn, who struck ? placer on the Stinielius, m k out five pounds of gold eack. in two days, ben they were cmnpelfrd to leave the spot, in inise^i^w e of s sudden n-e in the tiver. M my -w mines have been discovered, within the list in e weeks, and the lucky adventurers have renped golden h iivc-t in,a very abort time. Notwithndirg the hutidre'ds who are weekly arriving at locktnn, ?t r.ofr for thr mount una, there is amle room for thousands more: and it is the opinion F nun), who are well capable ot foriuutg i jodgs-iit on the subject, that im-re will l?e an immense isli id u<|>ul.itiiai hithetwurd, ?* the a,|sncer. The storekeepers, e.t iblisli? l oil every ver, sre annu lled f?v the uitno?t roulidegee, for, llhough liltrilv, puces of st a life COIIUMO lilies u l? rn low. in ciuis- .ptenee of a p-cuh ir c?nII.? turn of OMVIIlnst OS "es, yet ??Oeks lire h coming lull and the . .i I ir of I, piers, provisions, and oth ? rticb *. is steadily ri>m,| . 'Ilic mow in the cxtn-i ie northern nune* eonnurs to im|s de operaiKus in tb it direction; au I i? c< nt r. in unntis ku hr mmint districts of i ihtee forks of Ui ' VruTs-an river h ive b -n i t t drawb-ick to mining ig Jhrwe diggings. We ink.howev# r. Ihailhest obstacles will snonh* reoved,. stbo?r remnants oi wxs ter must soon giv-n-e to balmy sun In le, Hnd?idry at;u uph r? the meantime. we learn that A ?i't con st n the offer (I..v f <?ni Is-er <-*Wi "k with f I >, o? du-t, which lie hn'l dug in .IsO'tf three W* 'k< ? jau.i I,'i,l p'H rf it in n mgl d if lucky II t.i> ejliiboinc III a UTo to some ?S|?OTtrig g mii en in Thur-d , Mnd it w is mi^'fted tint, < ?< h ??ti.e ti < I srrani nt nt u,*m a floth1 I I.I. I... ? . ,! V. I , f h s bid "1 H v ry hti> f ppici* i f time. i < ?TT5 r m ?nnTi**n tt nir *nt?. i'l>toil i< wi*? th nir it r-ntr" of h . t i r i i! too nutlt-rn nn:i ?. Arriving * k\o>, tho iitiii^r must mnko th" br*t (Mrj|4i'1 r n f< r flu- ronv?-> inn* of hi* freight to th* l" -itih ?.? tiy W.ttrr i portion ol tin*, l.i tr. i? ripr <1111> ?? en I teliou*. on icc.vint tli ntirrxt'ia he ml* In th" tiff 5,w .loi.i'im, .1 'h?- motility < f th current. end. after reaching l.i ?il of ii.'iitjiiinn, it ?viil lr finiitrf that fr"ight n? erl) i# Intfti ."forkton hy I ind n l.nd route i?, hy alt mm*, th" ?horto<?t, ri?r,"*'? *"' ho*t Fronfht i? from twenty-five to , ity n ut* pi r pound, according to diataoce* j but , when th* roads nrr in order, th" price will be j lower. The road during th wiu'er, with the exception ol live mi mx iiiU'-h from Stockton, h v lw-u excellent for travelling. Tin- bad poitiouh isb.!-*ii avoided hy transporting freight from Stockton, bv water, to a place liigri-'r up, c ill id th-? Psencli camp. Henceforth, til difficulty in tnneparting fr? ight, during the rainy ie i,o i, from -Stock to i to the mines, direct, w.ll be obvi ited by tlie Co istrnotion of two or three bridges over the -douqhs, which, in winter time, surround Stockton Ou: very bri.ige h.s already been constructed by Mr. ('. M W.-her. Th-re are two great routes fiotn S'ockton to the mines, one running north or northeast, towirds the Calavern, Mokelutnne, and the northern mines on the trihatHries of the Sacramento ; an 1 the other running south or southeast, towards the Stints I ins, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, King's Kiver, and the headwaters of the Suii Jo iqmn. Those on the former mute are nearest, being from twenty-"iv s to seventy-five miles, while those on the other route are from sixty to two handled miles. THK I.ATKST FROM 111s: Pl.ACBR*. [From iliu Alts California. Vlarrh .10 ] We have just conversed wiili an intelligent gentleman, thoroughly acquainted with the mining regiows, who has returned recently from a tour itnoiigh the various sentlementsknown as Sj?a aish liar, Georgetown, Hang'own, (now Plucervill") Kelpey's Diggings, Webervilie, Anlmrn ami Greenwood Valley tie found the roads very bid, and travelled on horseback with much difficulty, lie gives the most favorable accounts of the situation ni aiiHirH in Hie region spoken in. i ne population has increased in h surprising in inner during the w inter, and lirtle settlements li ave sprung up every three or four miles. The utmost content prevuijed among the miners, who were all perfectly satisfied with the result of their w inter's lalror. The general deposition among theni apneared to he to remain in ilie diggings until the hot weather s-ts in, and not to come down with their dust until M ty or June, iri order to reap the rich harvest expect'd at the falling of the wuiers. This hub been the opinion of pisctical men all along, and applies to all the mining regions. The moment the roads are in good order and communicaiion is rendered easy, the wealth of the mines will pour down and business of all kinds will revive. We have been informed hy a gentleman just from the North Fork, that the lurs on th it stream were found to he very uch l>v those who have commenced digging. Oil the Yuba, those who could procure places unoccupied, were doing very well, and our advices generally continue favorable. TIIK SAN JOAlp'IN VAt.I.EV. [From the Pacific New*. March 30 1 We le.un from a friend that the travel towards the Southern mines in increasing every day, and the j>ros|>ects in that region, the coming season, are more Haltering than last year New placers are discovered as explor itioris are made by our adventurous citizens, and new towns laid out as the population increases. Stockton is said to he growing rapidly, and business becoming brisk as the roads to the mines become passable. The new city of San Joaquin, of which we have before sicken favorably, is incieHsing with mtgical speed, and will become this season a town of great importance Hnd extensive trade. We do not know of a new city in the Valley, or State, th it is more advantageously situated <>ri high and beautiful ground, or which offers greater inducements for profitable investment. THE SONOKIAS U"MP OF OOLD. We have seen the eighth wonder of the world. We have held in our hands the Sonorian lump of gold, weighing 22 Ihs. 6 oz. The following is a biief history and description of this tine specimen of the precious metal. During the month of Janu"- * ???..- thnw. Ki.ntirian \fpyif>i4nK <11 > I'l llir |i|r rrni ;va.,?... were following their mining pursuits in the arroyo of the town ofSonora, and discovered this " pile but they (possessing rather erTatic tempers, being flushed with their wonderful success, ana stout devotees of the rosy god.) in a few days had fsjunndered the whole amount in " riotous living." The prize afterwards fell into the h ?nds of our worthy friends, the firm of Linoherg Ac Co., of Sonora, who sold it again lor u considerable amount to Messrs. Alonzo Green and Joshua Holding, merchants of the same place, for a very high premium. To our own knowledge these gentlem-n hive again been oflrred $2,000 for it afiove its intrinsic Vhlue. It Is estimated th it there are about 4 lbs. of common quartz mixed up with the precions metal, as is generally the case in Urge specimens. We believe it is the intention of Messrs. Green 4c Holding to send it to the States, where its beauty and richness will doubtless excite a great sensation, not only amongst mineralogists, but also amongst all those who are animated (and who is not 1) ny the love of money. We hive been informed, on good authority, that these gentlemen, besides this armful, brought down with them on their nip from Sonora, not less than 210 lbs. weight of gold du.-t for exportation. rillE IN SAC RAMENTO CITY?COt.I) WEATHER ON Tint TUBA?RISE IN THE SACRAMENTO KIVKK. Sai kams.nio City, March 14, IfffiO. There are at present eta in this eity. Four of them (Angle, Young Ar Co , Henly, McKnighl Ac Co., ilawtey Ac Co., Brown. Knowltoa Ac to.,) ate on Frout street; one (Wood Ac Co.> are on Third street, and one (Hillyer) on J street. These expresses have been the medium of accomplishing much good ilie |>ast winter, to those IfkUlM in the iMMMato valley. They have saved the toiling miners much ex|?'n*e and Valuable time. One year ago (a very short tune, to lie suie.) the existence ofSacramento City was hardly thought of in the Atlantic Stales. Mence, thoae leaving home at that period, (and in f tet for wmc time subseipiently,) instructed their friend* to direel their communications to Sun Francisco, thinking th?t place to lie the only one in l:pper Califorinu. It follows ns a necessary consequence, th it most of the letter" aent to thia State came through the pout office at San francisco, although tae moat t f those to whom theae epistles were addressed, Hete to lie found in the mining districts. Whit* the miner would glully give an ounce to get intelligence from hia frtenda at home, whom, probably, ne had not heard from for three or four month*, it wu> too much of a aacrilice topty $50, and lose ten or twelve days of valuable tone, to rnahlr htm to Visit the post office at Sin Kr incinco. These exnresi-es have, in a measure, obviated thin difficulty, and they, together with the |to*t office here, under its present hMc management, will mam effect tin entire revolution in the m inner of facilitating correspondence, and en >hle ustogetour |etteri regularly on the arrival of every mail. The conductor* of theae eipresse* are accommodating anil reurfeooa. They conduct huilam entrusted to their care with promptness and punctuality, an I at a reasonable charge. There i? at present an much competition among them, th it e.irh hi* to exert itselt to ita full power to do anything like i successful business. However, a* we have a growing butineso in the cominiiutty, they uuy all live, and a pojtmn grow rn'h. 1 hoja- th-y in..y, for thby Hre certainly d< nerving much at the hand* ot thia community. We were dtatutlied y?sterday evening uhoui seven o'clock, by the exciting novelty of the cry of hre. On proceeding to the spot whence the fire emanated, 1 perceived the Hniuen issuing friiru the roof of a ?m ill two story wooden hou?e belonging to Smith, Besaley Ac Co .situated in the rear of their store on J ttnet. "Hie building was entirely con-un-d. Lois #>out $5,(NM). The building w.ia Occupied a* a place for sleeping by those connected with the firm nuutioucd above. No other da n ig? done. Kadiahea have made their spp-ar.inee in our m irhet. I am informed by those who have wintered in the mines, th it they nave experienced more inconvenience from cold weather on the Yuba river within the last three week", thin any time previous during the winter. There i? con-t lerable snow j et sixty or seventy mile* up the S tcrun -nto. The almost constant rain* for a w -ek pist h ive caused the Sacramento to rise a f w feet, but not enough to cause any serious alarm. rsaparxtioss ron coM"TKfi ri""? nix i.xrxx?fatal i km ostrk bttwms a hah ahn WIT?rixxs ?CITY COtDCIL, tTC. SackaHXHto Citv. Mirrh. 1*30. Those interested in the perminent prosperity of this cit> , *? ill lie pleased lo b- irn that the id M of Iblowing up n levee has not been abindoned. C. W. C?H ie, Ylsq , our able nty engineer, has pro i pared s report embodying the result of his |abor? 111 making ? nurvey. Thin report will i>? -mhmnt-d li< ilir city council at itn tir>t m -rti.-ig. The mireey make* the nunil?cr of cubic ynrd-? required for the le\ vr l(^>.(W10,iiri?l I hi* Co?t $3k1,fl00, entiin iting I.iUt hi $10 prr day. Along the emtvirradero thembankment i? lo hn four feet high, winch will limkc llir ItVff I wo feet aliovp tie- hnthenl point Hip Willi r reached during the inundation. ] think there run hp IiIIIp fl'flMm thai thin work will hp ormmcitcerl nn?l pronrentpd to it* completion. Thn nnrn r?> ; tred in hut n nrrwll itnm, if nil the property hi Idrrr -lionlil (10 into the work with d"t"i nutrition Thin li'V.'P completer!, time- doing bitinrn here ? I wife from urn I iti - t.i v ir to uid. ni-d tji lofore the Viilun of landed property would hp nmcli enhanced. Yen'eiday, a fatal affray oerartrd in the lower part H Hie city, on Ihr Ptnbnrc hIpm. The pirtie* w# re h ? ifm niid ln>y. There h .a f? r?o*n tune previr ue I" en n mtowderal'inding between tloni Tiny to'-t )r*tfiUy moving. mid after *? n.' wordn, the man nh?t at the In* with h rifle, which lie had at the lirne in hm hand, 'nil *otne !iyrt.ii d r nlnliing lb'- h.rrplr'f the rhfoter nt the n M'iiat, tkr hall aiiwod nurk; w lonre i,??n the boy mineduileiy nlm? the tnia wnh a get. -hvtt-ring bi" left wrint and injuring i(ip hmd; rh? hill tlon ivinned into hi* ink, wounding iiici .aarttlly. ft he hoy then guve him-e|f up to tii- luthanti ?, nft?l the mnn w,?n tuk-n to Mofne V ftriilnian'* faonpitnf, won nfter whirh hn died Th- name of tfce rohji William ^mith. lie w.ia from f*vdnny, wall /ccngnmcd rfter hemp wounded, *.* * convict. ThC/??n?c ?f 'ho hoy in WeUh. No bl unin attached id the Utter, m Smith commenced the imnh. * mjp -? 0w rw^^MauttMMnaMMLaMBHnamaNBVVMwAm Wf were visited ye*?erdiy by two fires, neither of which caused ? great amount of dunig*. Tlvfirst was the burning of a tent near li street, and ! tli#1 lutter whm the destruction of .1 cauvas house ?.i ' Third i>reet, known as the "Km . kertMK.'ker." I The city conn-d met on Saturday evening, and 1 d< ruled to have the day of ebction for city officers ou the 1st of Aptil, the s mo us the county election. Tike Lrglalatuir ul California. (Prom the Alia Ualiloruio . Ai?r I 1 J As the se-sion appro .ch'-s u close, th- proceeding* of the Legislature become more .m l inure interesting. The chief object, to be attained it this sea-ion was, the oig.inizntion of the St tie government, ami the fro riling of such general I iws as

were absolutely e--enti >1 to the (xoper a<lini ami ration of justice This (il l* h i* r>een as nearly as possible catriet) out. The duties of the State o fitera have l>een defined, the courts organised, the Stale h.. sheen districted and divided into counties, the seats of justice established, and a civil and a criminal code have been framed (not is yet perfected) suited uh nearly an possible to the immediate exigencies of the people. In addition to this, the d-sire of theJudiciiry Committee has lieen to carry out th-- intention ?>f the fr.imers of the constitution A general incorporation law has been established. An act has b -en passed prescribing a rrmde of assessing and collecting public revenue. The benefit of the writ of Vtbcus corpus has lieen extended over tin' citixen. In the civil and criminal cod s, and the acts regulating proceedings in the various courts, new f-atures, in hcco,dance with the enlightened spirit of the constitution, have been introduced. Progress hi? been stamped on most of the laws of a general ch iractcr. 'i he injunction of the constitution to the effect that the legislature " shall prohibit by I iw any person or persons, association, company, or coriKi ration, from exercising the privileges of hanking or creating paper to circulate as money," is still unexecuted It hut) not, however, Iteen neglected A hill has been introduced by Mr. Crittenden, Cluirmnn of the Judiciary Committee of th" Assembly, in conformity with this injunction. Thin incisure has met with most determined and most strenuous opposition, and ultimately its further consideration was, under the rejieated assaults of its op,K>ueiits, postponed until next week. Mr. Crittenden, the liamer of the bill, and Mr Randolph, were its most ilrenuous advocates. Mr. Henley led the opposition. The test vote was on an amendment proposed I y Mr. Wheeler, the effect of which w is to render the bill nugatory. The vote was as follows :? Kor the Amendment that is. in opposition to the bill: Aram Baldwin. IJrackett. Blown Clarke. Corey, lienley. Morehesd.Stewart Tingley. Walthall. Wheeler?12. Against the amendment :?Bradford. i!an?. (Jorarrublas. Creamer. Crittenden Deal. Uray. McKinstry. Ogler. Randolph. Scott. Stowell?12. A tie vote, and the amendment was lost, of course. The attempt to force the banking system on the Stute, in the teeth of the constitutional provision against it, is very strange. It is understood th it the brokers of San Francisco have defied the legislature to frame any law which they cannot render nugatory. It is neverthe ess very cert tin that the law, in despite of ihe opposition to it, will ultimately pass at tliis session. Communications have been received here from the lower country, that some evil disposed persons are agitating the question of separation in the South. A letter from Santa Barbara announces that meetings have been held, but the people very wisely refrained from compromising themselves until they could have the advice of their representatives in the legislature. Their representatives are siron?ly nnnnini to the Hinmemhemient of the State, so that the attempt to wean the people from their attachment to tne State government promiaea to eventuate in an ubeurd failure. Politic* In California. The following named persons hiving received the highest number of votes, are declared the nominees of the democratic party in San Kranciaco:? For Sheriff?J. J Bryant. For Recorder?John A. M'Glynn. For County Judge--Simon B. Mary* Clerk of the Supreme Court? K. H. Tharp. District Attorney?Aleaander Well*. Assessor? D. M Channeey. County Treasurer?R O Berford. County Clerk?John E AddUon. Coroner?Edward Gallagher. Surveyor? ffa M. Eddy. County Attorney?James C. Smith, Chables O. 8<OTT, I ... ... .. .. Thowa. il. Fcaaia, Bisiikis Rar, I A. J. M'CaH rr, J KI?*"OB Kdwabd BXlo??s, i p u (-.rk. Wm M Kiwis, J pou ? *" Regular Whio Nomisatiovs. County Judge -Roderick N. Morrtaon. For Sheriff? John B Townes. District Attorney?Calhoun Benbam. County Attorney Louis R. Lnll. County Cleik?Robert O. C'roaier. County Recurdor- Orrin Bailey County Treasurer George Kndieott. County >?? ? ?>?11 Gould County Surrey or Wm P Humphry*. County Omm?--l>r <1 P Ogd.n CI. th of Supreme Court- -Captain Wm K Shannon. Printed by order of the General Whig Committee. Joh* R J Dc Pt i, Chairmen A wmm meeting of the friends of Col Jack Have, * ho puntoec to support hiin a* a candidate for Sheriff at the approaching election, will be held in Portemouth njuare, on Saturday afternoon next, March 30, at 4 o'clock. Several addresse* will be delivered, and a band of music will be in attendance. Another Whio Rau.y.?The whig* of San Francieco are requested to assemble at tne Graham llouee, on Saturday evening, March 30, at 8 o'clock, to give another hearty rrs|>on*e to the whole whig ticket. Good speaker* will be in attendance. By older of the wing general committee. Jokm K. J. L>r IYy, Chairman. v n ? , For Recorder.?The name of Robert I). Hart la respectfully suggested to the voter* of San Francisco, a* n candidate for the office of Recorder, at the coming election. For Kiooahi:n.?Wo are authorized to announce the name of H. L. Dodge, Clerk of the Alcalde's Court, aa a sandidate for the office of County Recorder. A. C. Bonnell ia a candidate for Recorder of Deed*, for the county of San Franclaco. We authorized to announce Thomas Ferkina, Jr., as a candidate for the office of Recorder, at the ensuing election. Pbomjc'r Candidate mit SitF-mrr.?The undersigned otter* himself as a candidate for Sheriff of San Francisco, (independent of uny party nomination) and rrsjicctfully appeals to the inercantile community and public for support. R. Mcaciiam. ri'n \ ui in nu wRiiK* ? i ii?" irvr-nu* hi J win r*. Kohb insist upon timing him Recorder, and he submit* In hit* fate. Fob Cot-vn Cut* a.?T. S*. Pnmeroy, the present Clerk of the District Court, ia a candidate for County Clerk, at the enmimg election. Fo* MtsulT (Viniiwkmh ?Hy announcing th* n?iiuc of Wm. Cumming*. Messrs. Editor*. as a modulate for the office of Mtreri Cnmmi**ion?r, you Will greatly oblige hia Ni ukhoi a Faisir**. CotTnr Clark.?Iadepent cnndulate, irrea|wcUve of party, T. E. Liidavrkruui. City R?wi of Ron Francisco. [Kri.m the>) Edward K Df*n*R r? tut Towt or Mai Frakusco?This is a suit which has been for a long time pending, involving d.itnages to the amount of f 10,000, clainted by plaintitr fi>m the town, sustained |.w the destruction of his store and Merchui.ts' Exchange Heading Kooin. on the morning of the great lire The building blown up with gunpowder, under the direction of the town authorities, in order to check the progress of the (lames. The suit was originally brought before Judge Almond, of the court of the let instance, hut subeei|iieriilv left out to arbitration, Judgea McCrea, (' impoell and Mumford being the arbiters. Veel' r I \ th< \ r< ndrred ibeir decision for pi untifl'for t'2f'.(0f)daiiiHgce M -ors Kmmett and MacAllinirr lor the plaintiff, Messrs 1'eschy and Howie for the town. This drcieion ia an iini??rtvnt one, as it will necersanly l>e taken as a precedent in other claims of a similar character now pending, involving a very large amount of money. [From the Faclflc Jtawe. March SO ) The stri cta were greatly enlivened, last evening, by the proerssionx, with nin?tc, of the friends of I < I. Jack Hays. The gathering at the |{e,| || tuae, it v as said, numbered of r one thousan I i>ersone, nod the proceedings marked for a high degree of r nihil- issm. The noise of the cheering was heard throughout the city V\ ? arc gratifi* d to learn that Mr Ifenri llerr, having completed hi* arr ingem-nt<, will give his first Concert in Man Francisco on Tuesd iy ev?nutg nest We do not doubt that the house will be an nvMtlowing one, and this un^Aalled artist receive a true California welcome. While a purtv ef men were busy at work at the nla>ve named i>1 ire on March 17th, a portion of tht bank under which they were, some tiv.-nty feet in height, gave way, crushing in its fall two mm, t 11in Viedenburjb, of Philadelphia, and A. Dicknnisn, of I Imton .npunty, Iow a. An accident of a similar kind kupfiem 4 hut a short time before, killing at that time one mis [From the Alia California. April 1 ] The first election for coi>aiy officers, under our new constitution, takes place to-diy; and, besides the regular nomination* of the two great opposing parties, there in also an " Independent" ticket, and innumerable crosses, headed by l.^9 brave Teian ranger, Col. Jack Ilnyn. The First Printing Press Manufactured In California. [From tlie Paeine Nuw*. March 30.) On 8alittday la*t we ha<1 put up m thin office the first printing press ever manufactured on the ' Pacific side " snd for which we intend to hasp- ik a MIU.II niche in the temple of fame alongside of the press rendered sacred as the one used by the immortal Fr-mklin. It is of a size to print a fo rise tp sheet of paper, the frame and ribs are of wrought iron, the bed and platen t iken from it m?dium -tu -d ropv inp press; the lied enlarged by a wrought bar of iron welded to the sides, and planed down to an even surface. The workmanship of this bijou of a press, which is admirably executed, was performed by Mr. William Dunn, who served an apprenticeship in the press manufactory of Hoe 3c Co , Gold street, N Y-, and afterwards woiked h that of A B. Taylor .V Co , Hague street, an account of the destruction of which, by the bursting of the steam boiler, was received by the California ; and also at the press manufactory of J. J. Austin. Mr. Dnnn intends to establish himself in San Francisco, in the press manufacturing and machinery business, and will commence erecting a suitable building next week. Theatric*!* in California. Two theatres are in process of construction in Sacramento city. The Tehama theatre is built under the supervision of Mr. Atwater, and will lie opened on Monday evening, so say the poster*; we have not seen the small hills " for particulars."? Mrs. J H. Ktrby. the American actress, and Mr. N. MeCron, of Sydney celebrity, are stopping at the City Hotel. They ure both engaged for the Ti-hatna hoards. Tehama, you must know, is the name of this loculity in the dialect of the diggers? we mean the digger Iniians. The theatre on M strei t is being erected by Mr. A. M. Petit, the popular builder of these " |>art8," and will be a spacious and comfortable establishment, besides combining ornamental value with its usefulness.? The stage is thirty-six feet in depth, and the house is arranged with two tiers of boxes, capable of seating one thousand persons. Marriage* arid Death* In California. MARRIED, In Pan Francisco, at thu m-w IVcsleyan chapel, by the Iter. Mr. Taylor, lli.szr V. Kittlic. of that city, Id A . 1.1a of (l/mlhonsn Maw Smith W h I I'm. Jn Shu Francisco. at the new Catholic church, in Valbjo street. by Rev. Francis Coylee, ArHt pastor of the Catholic Church of San Kranciaco, Mk iukl Unhav. Eaq.. of the mission of San Jose. to Misa Amelia N Ann. hiti- of I'aramatta New South Wales In Sun Franciaco. on the evening of tha 19th ult , by the Rev T Dwlglit Hunt. Mr. David Karl, to Mies Mary L. Rowlaxo. Ry the same, on the afternoon of the 21et ult., Mr. John Btursereoer. to Mian Koaixa Zorrr. At San Diego. Feb 20th. by Kev Frederic Duel. Joint F. Si m?ii i.a >11). l\ S. A., to Miss i'oioi in J. Stl-AMt . Of 11 N. Y. DIED, In San Francisco, on the 22d March. Mra. Maodaleiya Farley, aged 41 yeara. relict of the late John O. Farley, formerly a member ?f Col. J. D. Stevenson's First New Vork Regiment of Volunteera. At Sacramento City. February 6, Mr. E. C. How, of Auburn. N Y , aged about 30 year*. At San Francisco, on the 6th of March, Mr. W*. 8. Clark, aged 30 yeara. On the 3d March, at San Franciaco, at the residence of her Ron-in-law. Capt. Tibbey. Mrs. Frances Staoo, late of Somersetshire. England, in the 77th year of her age. Honolulu paper.* please copy. On the 10th of March, at the residence of J. C. Gummer Ke<| . San Franciaco, Capt. Thomas I.aRkiss. of Dover. England, late of the Honorable East India Company's service, aged 65 years. At San Francisco. March 17. Mr. Jour Metcai r, in the 85th year of his age Deceased was a native ef Dublin, and recently from Sydney. N. 8. W. In Sacramento City, on Thursday, March 14, Dr. Thokias R. Taylor, of Princeton. Mass. At Yuba City. Feb 28. Mr. Charles W Anderson, aged about 26 yeara. eon of Daniel Anderson, of Belleville. Jefferson county. N. Y. At Ban Franciaco. March 4. of dysentery, Andrew JoHitsoit. of Cincinnati, aged 20 years and 6 months Cincinnati papers please copy. The California Market*. San Francisco, April 1, 1850. It ia n difficult mutter at this time to furnish a satisfactory prices current and review. The extraordinarily unsettled state of affairs ia a chief reason. The writer therefore feels very reluctant to ibiAn vet Innwine il.imnnrtancs ahrnaii rnnssnlH. with a determination to give an unbiassed and true statement. Since the departure of the steamer leaving this port on the 1st of March, the commencement of a long looked for change has taken place. A reaction may now lie considered as under way, calculated at no very remote period to bring mercantile affairs and tne interests of the country on a more firm and reliable basis, by a healthy state of things, ilrent* aie declining. Buildings not long since conunaning thousands, now yield only hundreds, while many are vacated. It 10 well understood fnitf mifliei^nt time ha* flapw^4 enabling the merchants to discover that no business can afford the extravagant rates ruling in all departments neceseaty to carry on the same successfully. The necessity of consequent heavy piyments, with urgent demands arising from un impossibility to realize on investments made, when money was easier and confidence universal, has caused many failures. No allusion is made in particular to the late suspension of one of the heaviest houses in this city, considered here a great calamity. The members of the firm are highly respectable, worthy of confidence, and have the sympathy of the community. It is believed with good reason that those interested need have no fear. Large f ?ilurcsiipsrt from mercantile business,have arisen from real estate operations, and added much to the want of confi fence now existing. Merchandise, it will be observed, is much lower, and the tendency downward. This is unlooked for. It was thought the busy season, or demand for the mines, would have a ronl nry effect. The change, as well unlooke1 for in other matter*, has counteracted the otherwise good effect of hu active demand. The mine* yield aa much aa formerly. The same extraordm iry accounts abound, and though to a considerable eitent exaggerated, may be relied on. Much inconvenience and bad feeling haa been created by the seizure of merchaniae and vessels, during the oast few months, by order of the collector. Col. Collier. It ta due to state that the revenue laws of the United States render nackagea in less thin 15 anions seissble, while all over 15, nn.l not exceeding 9b gallons, tnay be introduced for re-export itinn or sale* in bond, and all over 90gallons for consumplion. Thus brandy and other spirits in cases are liable to be confiscated. Ale in packages of leas than six dozen ur< also liable. Vessels of n it ion* not possessing reciprocal treaties with the United Stales cannot introduce manufactured goods, or merchandise of other countries, and. when attempted, are subject to seizure. Knglish vessels hnve. however, since the 1st of January, been exi nipt from this law. It is a matter of doub' with numy, whether the revenue laws of the I'niteil b'tates cun lie enforced in this country under ih" prescnt existing relations, yet that they are, is a i.ict well known. The collector, in so acting, it must be conceded, is doing his duly. pRxsnsmrs ? It will be observed thst (lour has matertally declined; considerable is in first bind-. Many purchases for speculation have been ma le within a week, at lower than lowest quotations, and for consumption at highest. iSarkx of Chile (200 lbs.) are very dull of sale. Small pack <g--s are in demand, at better rates in proportion; 50 lb. sacks have met sales, at 12 50 and #2 75 American flour is scarce; sales have been made at quotation*. Chile flour haa a decided preference Sale* of barlev have varied m-irh in pnre dnrii g the month. Ssle* have hecn made in large quantities, bv private sale, at Sje .jrst 4c and 41c. have been shtmnrd at auction for up river d'-mtnd. Some holders are firm at 44c.; all kinda of bread and crackers are low and dull. Hairs* ?llrieks have declined. Large lots are held si f2ll s #25 Sales were made last week at ?12 50 h #15. Hoots ann Shoks are plenty and low. Catti.k.?Contracts for large herds cannot he made at over #12 fit) to #15. Corrxs.?Good llio and other kinds of coffee are scarce, and in good demand: a sale of Hio was made at 17c , which is a considerable advance on last quotation*. Ct.oHIIWl ?A large stork in the market- nneaa are ruling low, even f.?r l? ?t quality l>*Y ? Rich article* are |mying well; an actiw it tail il< m <nd exi-tIV>??:*ti? ti<*>n* are in better demand, though at no material change in price* Ibtio* arm I)tk*.?A Urge atock in the mirket; no important change m iy he noted, except in altered quotation*. Fimi ?Lower and not in tiaual active demand Ft err*.?Peal*, prune*, pcachea, dite?, eherrie*. A-c , have declined, owing to incre**t I arrival*, and little demand; ruling rate* at 15 a JV per lb in 2ft lb. hoxe*. Meat American rai?in< rnmm in I gt od rate*, aevrrnl hundred ctaea *old it #7 p*r ooxj Chile raiaina in lfiO lb boxe* at 2* t !?c. Ft anm ar.?The many arrival* and limited demand or general houeehoad furniture, haa caused a decline of from 25 a 5(1 per cent. Haiwwark.?All kind* low and plenty: atove* ate to per cent or more lower. The mirket i* overstocked. Lxan?Mar, it will be ob?err*d, ha* declined for want of a demand. Levant.?JUIe* have been mide at qnotttion*; very little i* taken <>n apeculation: the want* of the corMimer are only au; pliedj the market ia ov*r- < atocked and h'dder* vary in price. The tim* for high rate* haa gone by: it will d -rline atill lower. Sileaof abinglea h?ve been made at |e** thin per M.j houet a 12*15. |T>*30, and other air**, ,rp dull of aale at any price; lU i- md* are held with- i out any project rf ante*, from the htile div?- < eilicn existing to erect building*, while many are vacant. ' Mnuwrx I-ower; *al?* at 75 a WV I Nail.*.?Sale* of nail* have been ma le a* low I ft Ho. Natal Ft* pes.?Very dull of mK | "3 Paints remain without change, excepting white lend, s ilr?- <il 8 it 9c. pi*f |h. , IVki.ks ?Much sought after, aalea at $10 a $12" l*i dozen; mli't of double quarts have been made at ?.15. 1 outer and Ai.e ?Hvass' and other brands meet ready aide at $1 50 |**r dozen. Held at $5. Pkf.skkved Meats?The demand is very limited; sules of oysters at $32 50; sardines at $10, $12 and $7 per do; en. Provisions.?A fair stock is iu first hands ; constant sales h re making. Last an leg of m?ss beef at $8 and $9; clear pork at t32 50, mess $27 ; baton at from 12 to 16 cents. Large sales ofUoahen butter have been mude in 100 lb. kegs for homo consumption and up river demand, at 75, 80 and 85 cents per lb ; it will not command now over 7frcent*. sales of tOO Itegs heat lard were made at auction lust week ut fiom 30J to 33 cents per lb. Sandwich hbinds potatoes commanded readily two weeks since 11^ cents; no arrivals ot late, and a report of a scarcity at the Sandwich islands has caused a rise. A cargo wuulii now hi tug 14 cents. SaOAKS.?Good liavauu much sought after; ordinal y segars are scarce, and bringing better rates. Shot.?Sales at $1 50 and under. go at ? Sales of brown ut 3J cents and over. Ca?tile at 8 cents. grtCKs ?Chocolate is in demand ; a prime lot brrught 874c per lb ; mustard in bottles has bra* sold at $5 a $7 per dozen, in good dermoid. Sj-irhs ? ihttndy in cuses is slow of salr, owiag to high iait's heM lit tiy some; sales, however, to a rounder Me extent have been made at $() 60, 17 and $7 124 per case, lies! quality French braijy in kegs ft 25 and $1 50. Gin in cases dull at qo?-. tations. Si-oafs ?Sales of Manila brown have lieen effected ui lliic ; white, 23c.; brown do. 16c iid under; crushed, refined, white and loaf,at 30c. tc 135c. Teas are very dull. Tobacco.?Constant sales arc making at quotations. Wines ?Chumpegne has been sold at $16 and lower; 200 eases claret at under $4; the largest holdeis are firm at $5; cherry cordial scarce and in demand, last sales ut $18. Madeira, in cases, $-1 50 ; best Madeira, in small kegs, $1 25. H Kvrs ?A large room, held two months since at $2,000 per month, has been taken at $800; at the same time, one rented in the square for $1,000, hus been taken ht $1,200. Many are closed. Keai. KIstate? Very dull; no disposition for investment. The spirit for speculation, so prevalent a few months since, beems to have entirely subsided. The most valuable property has depreciated 1 n uccount of the prevailing stagnation in general business sfl irs. It is to b- hoped that the next tteHinerwill carry more fivorable news. It cm only he remarked that San Francisco has all the eh ments around and about tending to success. The wot Id will not continue to look in vain for the benefits to be derived from her present wealth, power, and the rich resources of the soil of California. For years yet will she bear away what will enrich the world, and which, in the providence of God, has , already given un imja-tus to commerce und emigration, hitherto, in so short a period, unknown. Wm. Coknei.i. JrWErr, I^atw Jewett oc Melnado. Ashe*. per lb ?Pot*, no sale for; pearl*. 30 a 35c. Breadstuff*?Chile flour. 200 lb*., $7 50 u $9; do. 100 do.. (4 a $6; do. 60. $2 25 a $2 75; American ordinary, do demand; do. superior per bbl., $7 50 a $9; Oregon flour (7 a $9; barley, per lb. 3.^ a 4*ao.j bread, Chile, 2a2\c: do. Am., pilot. 5 a 7c ; do nary. 3 a 4c.; biscuit In wood.?; cracker*. 10 a 12c.; corn meal, per bf. bbl.. f 3 a $4. oat*, per lb . no sale; rye. no demand; wheat, crushed per lb.. ?. Brick* ?Per M., >20. Boota ?Light, per pair, little demand, high top*, do Candle* ? fperm per lb.. 30 a 90c.; tallow, good A merican, |2t> a 25c.; do. Chile no demand Coal?Per ton. $25 a $30. Cattle, each. $12 50 a $15. Cocoa, no *ale*. CordageAmerican. per lb.. 12 a 15c.; Manilla, do., 12 a 15c. Coff<e?Manilla, per lb . 12 a 15c.; Kio, do, 17c. Clothing?8ale limited; line Mack, lower rate*. Dry (iooda?In good retail demand. Domeatic Good*? thirling* 3d in . 12; drilling*, heary. 16; blankets, wh. per pr.. $2 50 a $5; Idtnkct*, ord.. $4 a $6; blankets, colt red. $6 a $7 - Print*?Ka*t colore, ea . $4 60; loose color*. $3 ?Stocking*?Dull.?Alpacca per yard. 35 a 50c.?Cloth*?average $4 a $4 .V); sale* for tha c? *?t demand, at $6.?Drug* and Dyea?Alcohol, per gallon. 80c; aniseed, perlb . ISc; arsenic, per lb , 121$a; Arrowroot, per lb.. 10c; Alum, per lb.. 19c; Aloes, Socot , per lb . 20: enattn. no demand; balsam copairs )? r lb 23c. borax, reflned. per lb. 10c; bleaching powders, no demand; black lead, no demand; British lustre. ?; brimstone, crude. 15c; baryta*, no demand; bark. Peruvian, per lb . 30; camomile floware, par lb., 50c; camphor, crude per lb. ?; camphor, reft wad per lb. 15c; Colait no demand; copperas, in demand cream tartar, per lb ,60c ; cork*, vial, per gro., 75; eorka, bottle*, per gro . $2; calom< 1 $150; aastor oil. per gal., $3; castor oil. quart* per d< I. $10; citric acid, per doa.. ) 4 emery corn In demand at 25e; emery flour. 40c; gum, copal?scarce; gum arable com .25c ; gnm shellac. (In d? m .) $2; glue per lb . 20c : iodine, per lb., $1$; ialngla**, Ku**tan,$6; Ipecacuanha, per lb.. $2 80; jalap. $J60; liquorice. (extract) per lb . 00c ; lima jutee, in dam. p*rg*l $2 50; ma?n>'*ta calcined. $2; manna.opt , $2; madders-- no demand; m'>rpbioa. peroi . $$; opium, par lb. $* otto rose, per os., $10; nil lemon, per lb . |l; oil orange, per lb.. $6; do. peppermint. Bug . $6; do. low* and other*. >4 90; one root, per lb , 20o , polarh Am in demand, tl quinine per ot , 93; quickrllrrr. $2 a *2 25: rhnbarb. p'T ll> . $2; aeneca root, do. 91; *enna. do. 60c ; augar lead, common. 30c.; ' tplrilt nitre, per lb . 60c . aeidlitt powder*, aer dot , $2 60; cup carb toda par lb . 60c., todaa-h. 40c ; aarraparilla. 924; anltrntua, 4oc., t rupee*. per dot . $9; tartaric acid, per lb . $1: vitriol oil. per lb., km.; ranila btaua, no d*mand; was. per lb . 40c.; do., rallow and wbite. do. TV Duck -36c a 60c Feather*? Lire jeeae. 91 26e a 91 60r Fieh?Mackerel. No. 1. per bbl., 916 a 917; mackerel, No 2. do . 912 a 919; Lead?l is. per demand; do. bar. per lb., 3c. a 6r Lumbi r?Hauaaa, 12* 16 20*10, Le . dull, at 979 a 9*260. common. 126 a 9-16; American, pl'd. 960 a 91<W; rblagle* pirtl |.l a 9?. oara. per toot.?. Lime, pec bid IHtU demand d>. 4'bile. aacks. do. Motaeaaa ? Aeeragr per pal . 7oc. a 90c Natla. per lb.. 3c a9c. Naval aturra- Turpentine, little demend; roeln. per bbl. do.; rerni'b. pergal . do ; do. copal, ecaree; pitch, per bbl 94 a 16. lar. per bbl . 96 aH <lilt -Sperm, p<r gal . fl 6b. abate per gal . 66e. u fitV : ollee. c? . qta and pta . 946; palm no demand; llneeed per al (wanted) 9*2 60. do good acarre Paint*-W bite lead purr pa r lb 9c. a 10c.; Iltbarage, per lb . 12c a 14c.; ra d la-ad. 12c a 14c ; va-rdlgrip. c immuu. 40c; verdlgrlt. goa>d. in oil 91: chrome, yellow. In oil. par lb., 4t>c.; rhra>tae preen In oil per lb . 40c ; Pari*. 30c ; whiting pcarre. errmlllion fine red 92 60 Ptckles, par dot en 910 a 912 Porter and ale. per do ten. 94 90 a 15 Pnwdrr- Pnpont'a can. par doien. 910 n 919; kepa 26 lb . per lb . l*c a lie Preaereed meata? Beef In 2 lb ran> 40r a 46c little da-tutnd. brand* trulta, per da-ten Tlil a Re -ron-unipllon autatl. chickens una. per doia-n. 912; nitilton. per lb. 40c. a 46c ; nytter*. 2 lb cana , dota-n 930 a 930 60 ; peat, grean. rant.. 910 a 20: peaehe* brandy. 916 a 920; ( telmou, ? | taucet. 912 a 910; aardln***. whole, 910; tardina>e. half. 912; tardnie* onaa-tblraL >7. I'loelaiou~ II, ? I 110 pale: bc*?f mean. 17 a. *10; href jerked per 100 lb* . b- ?"** print*. |1U *1*2 lit I Ir enle; pork. char. fSO? *35, pork. inr? f'2S a f]n, ha oiu. p*-r lb 11 lit . *]* Umilrd, butter luprior 7S I'M* ; beau*. p?f 1h. 4e , In demaud, I bn m I.ii >MM-. ehraae. common. IS a 2?? ; ham* tn|> |?r lb . H a -lib' h?n) no wl?; lard. Oil aX( , potato* * prf |h . 12', a IS tfMft; rice, per lb ; IS a It.; tongue* per dot., >2 a >1, **go Ian ; nil. Vtili) *atk> no nit; aaltpetre per lb . 10c., npara tap . Havana. >60. wfari ton . ?ar bit . fit a 111 ware- ph'.t per baa |1 til SO. dtaeeaU, par donn f 2 SO a S3 rnat atwl *hn?eU In demand at 111 Aheet lmn - American par lb , 30 a 3Sr , R>ta*la. IImalt? d demand. Knpll'h per lb . 33 a 40e ; Xlna. par lb , 3ft a Sue Soap l.igbt bro?n. par lb . 3', air; Coalite T a te hpadra. no demand Apleea - 01irea ?; Chocolate ?; t homlatr. Spanish. JitASt ; CloaaBi< n a hole per lb JIM) ; do (round per lb.. $1 SO; ginger, per lb 23 a 30r ; mar- ararra. par lb . $4 a mu'lard. hot la per dot S a ST. In demand, nwtari V lb . 12 So a SI; outmega S2 So a S3; pepper, aoin . p. r lb W a lor . pepper ground. 3S a 4??r . puaeatn. 3Ue Spirit* - I randy, in ca?e?. *da *7. brandy. Franch, gal Ion SI a SI SO >al?? hrtrr; brindy Am. per gtlltn. 50 atlOr gin. In raw*. *4 a S4 Ml. gin. per gallon SO a TSrrnta, mm. American per galion. 30 a 3S rente; mm. Janialra. per gallon. 40 a SO rrnu. whi*k- ? Viarlnuati gallon. dOr ; wblakrf. old Irl'h S3 so S S3 do . Scotch. >2 a Si Ml. etarrta per lb . A a IS* At* tlnnary I n go* d demand atgnodratr* Angaria-lira tlliati ohile pi rib JO a i'r l'odd*h n? demand; herring erarrr. Fruite?Almond*. 1* a 2lie j citron, per lb 13 SO, rberrlea. dried 10 a I2e . currant* per lb 10a llr. peacbea dried per lb . #?r. prnn-a p<rlb, 'Jbr . ralalna per box ST a S* SO; walnut* per lb . Furniture?Sain* nduerd by large arrlrale. Hill h id at high rate*; gla*?ear* and quvenawarr plenty and If ?. bay no <b mend, hat? and rape, eery low an d plentiful, laory n<> ante, h-mp no demand, non.-y per gal. I?l |l. bi>l do . S3, hope prr lb IM Hardware Tool* plenty, and demand limited Iron p r lb .la .'.cent*. ?tn?e# In* end market overstocked Angara? 1 bro?n. 1>? a 17? ; rrmhed. r.-llii.d wn te. : 0e aiV.r . loaf. 3Sr a 4fe . Manilla br >?n. IS*, a I4r Syrmw- Lemon. In eaaea *7 SO a >1 Tall >w on demend Tapioea. per Ih.lSe Tamarind* n> d-mand T?n?- Blark per lb 16e a SSc green per lb , 40e a Ac Toheren Ord prr lb. Sc a I Or (lie per lb , lit a 3fr , tnpeilor per lb '2S Wine* ?Champagne, good S14 a fib ? huapagne. elder SS a ST. claret, p.r dog. SS a |4 SW; ruidial rh--rry per d >t , IIS a *1A rrarre ; Madeira per eaee fl Ml a *d . Maibira p* r g?l ,f 1 a *1 2i good; Malaga per gal M r a T.Se ; PfWt per i t* fie a *r ; Port, per gal . |p. 51 S; rherry p r tint 10 aherry, p< r gal . 7l>*. afl II; li.nyag. fl a t 2 per load Freight* np rleer* pin |t Mi ptr IWi lb* In "Warner* rtn**da 23 per rent lea* I. ghtriagr fSafSpertnn P*?*enger? np rieefa, |Jt a fiti per Mtiitmr* fl2 f>0 p. r raaeela l'a*eangera. Bp owl In I'anat'ia llnUfUS 1r*?U -In llttl# for n.rcha** and freight Wage* Aeamen, til if port (43; <1 *. na rirera ??0 a Slirl itaptaln'a pay ?out of pot I f Jl*ia f.'lSO. do . on river*, ISlUt |4S0 In perl dutiia hpmi* 100 p*r rent on Coat, wlnea. 4': percent, manufactured good* 20 percent . brandtluff. 9P prf rent I'irbange. drawn at S to 30 day*, par ttght. 1 (It d du-t? For coin pet nttnee. fU 7S a Slf- !? taken In tradc f Id Money, taken at from 10 to 121k pirnnt. Hold dn*t ?b pm?nt? Inaured l?f k * L to r e. - ? 4". ?. 1 ? ~~ ? r "* " \ ' ininif'K'riB nn "i iifrrotndor in ftorr Jo |.rr rent.; do, do.. *t option, per erit.; do. on >?|r< nf rptl ?( ? . & n in p?rtPtl I; pnt*. lower. I>?l p'iate, dull of mIp Not* nliMiindintr the great depreciation in the mlue of prot?-rtjr in California, denraM- lorttiona in, and in the vicinity of, Nan Francisco team in iomund. m.Mh San Franciaco wan raptdly filling up, it# eierllrnt harbor, b'->?Ithy location, and anpl?ly of pore wrtirr, being adrintagra not to bo aeaelooked by rmigMnin arching place# for permanent freidrae*. It Imc become a great resort for ship* ? nag, on account of the anfety of anchorage. /

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