Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 15, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 15, 1855 Page 2
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ADDITIONAL FROM CALIFORNIA. httmung Cwmpomimw from San Fraufi*?i. THE KNOW NOTHING VICTORY, Ac., Ac., Ac. foe are indetted to Wells, l ?n.l Company fur the ftLewuig ? Shipments ef treasure from -?n Francisco via t'iura*, ?ept. 20, :?Drexei A Co $240,000 Iwai Turner A Co 210,000 Wella. Fargo A Co 303,000 VMfou'.A Wild 115,000 S. 170,000 ?944,000 OMier shippers 050,000 "foul $1,000,000 Vle Nicaragua? Well*. Fargo & Oo $101,000 l*exel& Co 100,000 Other* 299.000 Total 500,000 Grand Total $2,100,000 Oar California Corrostpoinlcnoe. 8aaujunto Crrr, 8ept. 17,1855. Tng 10 Ike I nlerior?Governor Johnson's Election?Inte rruling Sketch of hi* Life?What may be Effect/el at an Marly Age?The Mines?Excellent YieUb?Xuggett and Chunk* Plenty?'Progre** of the Sacramento Valley Rail rvmd?A Pint Ride? Theatricals. 1 ktw been for a few day* past on a littlepatear into the interior, visiting Mormon Island, and stopping for a torn day* in Sacramento. k my last to yon, of the 5th September, I told you I mould send you the result of the election by this mail. From the files of papers, you will perceive the Know So thing* barve carried the day hrr^-at least for Governor and Deputy Governor?Col. J. Neely Johnson running ahead of his ticket some 5,000 majority. Col. Johnson is, 1 believe, the youngest man that has 'Ver been elected to *o exalted an offlce. being just thirty year* or age. Fhe Lieut. Governor, Mr. Anderson, Is sonic thirty-live years, I believe. Now, a* I deem It cannot but be inte resting to your readers to know something of the unte ?edrnts of one who will soon figure -o conspicuously in the affairs of California, I have tilren some pains to gain the follow)^ interesting facts in relation to the early hwV ry of the Governor ele, t of this great .-tats?and I think yon will agree with me. that it affords a practical lttuei.-atii n of what a man?I may almost say a boy?tan aeooioplish, II he wills it, relying on the aid of a kind Providence, in this oar land of republican institutions. t.vveroer Johnson was born on the 2d Aug'iet. 1825, m Indian*, Gibson county, au l in a *qwattor's cabin. This was then the "far West." His fotho', desirous of giving edncatlonal advantages superior to thore found in the country in those days, removed to Evansville, in the earns .-'tale, and at an early age fitted him for college. About this time reverse* in business overtook him. and trom . oinpi* rmtive affluence he was reduced to the necessity ef supporting his tamlly by his daily labor. Voung Johnson was then 19 years of age, and. con-ious of the change of worldly prospects, betook biuisell to a cleikship iu a store for support, and trom that time to the pre-ent he bus been the architect of his own fortunes. At 17 Mr. John son commenced the study of tlie law, and at 19 passed his examination, but was not licensed, as the laws of the State required him to be 21 years eld. hi 1849, allured by the golden dicmns oBlife in Califor nia, he left the old homestead and by the way of the "Plains" arrived in Sacramento City, August 24, 1819, and, to use his osm expression. '-(181 broke," necessity compelling him to seek some employment. Our hero foncied that mule dilring presented at that time the most profitable field; accordingly he made several journeys to the mines in the capacity of teamster; but concluded in the end that by the practice of his profes-lon more money ecu Id be made, he repaired again to Sacramento City, en tering upon the practice of the law; from that time CM, Johnson s career has been successful, profitable and ho corable. He was twice eloctod City Attorney, was ap pointed Colonel In command of the llaruposa expedition againrt the Indians, and in 1851 Census Agent under tb thiited States government, in charge of the expedition for the relict of emigrants. He was in 1852 elected to the legislature, and In the eame year and in 1854 was the presi ling officer of two whig state conventions, and now, at th" unprecedented early age of 30 years and one month, the Governor elect of a great and mighty State, and this by a majority of over 5.000. Ii<> you not think It is ? proud achievement, when re curring to the incidents of the poet 17 rears, he fiud thii the result ef his own industry, labor and ente-. prise - And 1 am sure no one can fail to appreciate tho events of a life so chequered with Incidents, while striving to u:taln honorable distinction among his fell iw m-u. In mining matters the accounts are most cheering? many of the companies along the banks of the Mokelumiie ?re receiving glorious rewards for their labor and perse vermnce, and on the Calaveras the rally average to eieh working man equals the lllicral wages of 1850. At Sob Antonio, 1 was informed the claims pay well; at Cowal Hill th" asms. From Red Hill, Chile Gulch. Catnpo Hero, Independence, Cave City, and other favorite join's, tho recitals are wonderful. I was informed by a friend win desire" his name to be withheld, that a company working a claim near bis house have lately found a nugget of gold and quartz weighing upwards of seventeen pounds, the claim still yielding specimens of unusual i'.e. In Placerville, I was shown a piece of quart* actually cover ed with gold, taken from n newly discovered vein, ijulte a number of rich veina had been opened und prospected in the neighborhood?gold being discernsble In all of them. Ihey have abundance or the ore, and au abun ?lanre of m'n lo work the veins, but want capital to build mills. On Tuesday last, in all tb" mining t >w n along the line ol the telegraph, rHiu fell liouvlly. Thir Is quite unu ual at this season. At iowa Hill, a half il.iv'-- wash fog by Fish & Co., in the claim known a< the " Baltimore Blidc.''yielded lietween six and seven pounds of dutt. and this of the ffnest quality : nnd at Yankee, a ehuuk weigbing seventy-two ounces was taken out ol Waterman & Co.'s claim, on Friday of last week. 8 me $50 in line gold was realized the day before. This - Ulin, fost year, produced a chunk valued at $2,000, At Mor mon Island, the yield is constant and very liberal. I was surprised to witness the contrast bc'wecn the day* of '49 and the present civilized state of things. Yesterday 1 had the j lea.;urc of making a slight trlr> on the .-acramen'o Valley railroad, now in partial operation I haie to thank T. D. Jmlah, Esq., the cliio" engineer, for 1he following statement, which will be, I have uo doubt, interesting to you at home. The road commences at the foot of K street and tlie Leveo, nnd runs upon the .iuth erly side of the American River twonty-'.wo mllct t > tlie foothills!; thence, crossing the rlvors, it it intended lo skirt 1ne foothills the entire length of the vilify. The first division of twenty-two miles is completed, with The exception of the track, which is boing rapinly lti 1. I rede out four miles and a half with Mr. Julih on the good engine Racramt ntn, Bishop, master, to whom your correspondent would tender liis thanks for the flr1' rnllroad tide In California. 1 noticed sonic thlrty-fiVC or forty freight care standing upon the track, ready lor use: al?o 'he material for six or seven pas-engcr cars, one of which was comjileted. The locomotive Nevada is almost ready for running. The rood crosses the American river at Negro bar, with a single span of two hundred feet, one hundred feet above the river. This division. 1 was informed, would he fln iohed by the 15th of November. At the theatre here the -i-stor* Gougenheim have !>een very successful. Miss Adelaide's beni-'it yielded her about $700 clenr. nnd Miss Joey's about $1,000. They gi to Marysville next. The new theatre, built by Thorns Moguire und Jim Cooke, I* nearly finished, and will 1" when completed, one of the handsome . bill-ling in America. The builder, n Mr. l'etlt, put up the first the atre in this Country In 1849. I leave to-day for Ihe liny, from which point I will con Tinne my semi-monthly le{ter*. S.i5t Klt.iV 'SIM, Sept. 10, 1S.V>. TV Knr/te Xothiny Jrivmfh?fVhjt the D nnoeralf i?<v D. ? Jratnl?Working of tin Spoil* -System?Disunion YAW-* ami thrir Effect?Collorlor Hammond'* RemomU?1'uh lie IV ling ill the Ci y at the Xcwt?TVAy it uw OrJrrt I? Vnion or Disunion?Will California S-parole t?Hour KhipmmU to Chili?Tie Wen-* from Australia ?Vttful llinttto Merchant* and Shijifnrt, iff., ifc. Since my last there lifts been (treat commotion hem in political circle*. The Know Nothings have been con trary to ih*lr own expectation*. signally triumphant al our late ritate election. Their whole Hate ticket is elected. It h?< tsvn ? hard matter for the democrat t > elert John Higler, even when the party has been In its high' st power. He is not popular wi ll the (treat nines of rair people, from the simple fact that lie has 1, mil wholly controlled by a spoils league ot politicians, with a ho ly and soul of speculators, lund jobbers, an t public plunder ers, and a tall of all the blacklegs and thieves that mfest cur Hate and especially .~?ri Francisco. (me year ago. when the democracy cu' itself aloof from thin class of people they were Victoria,, ut the fear of the American party threw most politi cian* back into the old oottupt truces, ?ni the result Is a worse than Waterloo defeat. The several 'lemocraticjaspirant* for the vacant I". henaiorshtp from this State. In their endeavor to h"ad ?ach . ttoer. have, for the time being, defeated thcmsclvo-. We had scarcely slone being surprised at the reuult of oui election *h- u the Nicaragua Steamer ariivcd bring ing the now* of the rem ,val fiom the office of Collector of tlil? |*>rt, Mojot lUmtnond, it was like a rlnp of thun der In a clear ?ky to our whole community- it would hove been reckoned 141101* people here as the last thing likely to occur. Merchant met merchant, and friend met friend with a look of wonder and ami/ement, and the inquiry, "haveyen beard the news' Collector Hammond is removed"* Considering his relations v,th G? neral Cier-e, this removal was thought tanposaihie. Bat why the ausee for this aetv Major Hammond is most popular with our aier, liaet*. and ha? given tn -re gen- *1 fn'oMn ? uim u?r ?"! w ?.' f um ?a?i fcrs c< nit .nod. TLe i ?pn- will five yon the ostensible cause tor this act od the part of the powers at Washing .no, la'- the real cause n .onrnlerenj^^lt far dt? per than '.hiit (firm to thi public, and It IsnRoune tod 'With the vexed ijuemion of United States Senator. 1 know pretty well how the remove i rime avou'., at least I think I do, but a* 'he affa.r perwms to penple here, it might not be ? f interval to your raiders, though some vital principles of national interest are involved. The simple fact the democrats ought to have t ie'ted Pr. (iwin la?t winter, according to all precedent and usage. He at leant, ia a man that by hi presence will give honor, respect, consideration and inliuenee to our new tta'e. He is not a local man as every one knows. Hit acts are all national, ail American, h iwovtr muth Lttle envious minds may belie h.iu. In our national senate he has proved himself tobengreit raan among great men. and to his commanding influence California and the whole Pacific coast is prln ipal'y indebted for the mate benefits derived f.oni government appropriations. He may have made some Tittle mistakes, for who does not. hut of all the officers appointed at his recommenda tion, not the first one has proved recreant to his trust. Hut a set of hungry spoils aspirants bowl for his posi tion, as erows "haw" about cariion. in the present crisis of our national affairs, it is all important that strictly Union democrats should re prei-ent our rtate. The prospects of the stability of our Union seem doubtful to all who truly love ur glorious, happy country. The aggressive tirade of .Noi theru lima tics against the Couth is looked upon here with alaim, and we begin to ask our selves, where shall we go? Shall we have a separate republic in the event of a dissolution of the Union, or shall we join with the South? As for a combination with Northern niggorism, with our liberal opinions, that is wholly out of the question. But enough of the dry theme of politics. The late news from Chili and Australia has given a new impetus to trade. Three large clipper ships?the Kit Carson, Inca, and Star King?are up for the letter place, and will load principally with tlour, which will be some relief to our market in this article, as with our new crop of wheat wo shall have enough to supply ourselves and Australia too. At the lust accounts Hour selling at Valpariso at $13 SO per barrel, and shipments will be maoc from here and yield a good profit there. To make us prosperous, more prosperous than any other people on the lace of the gl >be, we vvant to be lot alone by Eastern and European shippers. We are con stantly drained of money for goods we do not want and cannot consume. .Wither matters of business or politics have ever been properly settled here. There are too many merchants here for our population or resources, ant far too many goods. The dealers here have been over anxious to get consignments, and have recommended unwarranted shipments, thus keeping our market glutted with every description of goods. The real legiti mate traders here arc tew, and they have been almost ruined by irresponsible adventurers. By the bye, P. T. Barnum, H. D. Beach and G. H. Benedict attempted to start a savings exchange and gene ral deposit bank in this city us you will nee by the follow ing advertisement:? Posttonfmest or Business.?The undersigned arrived by the lest steamer trom New York under engagement on lire part of Mr. P. T. Barnum anil himself, to furnish a liberal amount, of carh capital to the banking firm ol Barnum, Beach A Co. A like liberal amount. In current rash claims and securities, has been furnished In San Francisco, a large portion of which securities romisl of City Comptroller's warranto. According to the best Information obtainable In New York at 'ho time o" my departure, this class of securities formed rellsblo capital. Mr. Barnum and myself are prepared to fulfil our engage ments, but the securities alluded to have been greatly discre dited and depreciated by the recent report ot the funding ei ?tnliw rs, and have ceased to bear a reasonable cash value. Under I here circumstances, as the attorney and representative ot Mr. Barnum, I feel eonstraiiied to withdraw his name and capital front litis enbTDrlse, as also my own, until nt'ter fur ther advices from New York. o. H. BENEIHOT, Firm ol' Barnum, Beach A Co. Sax Fn.vscisco, Sept. S, 1856. Efforts at e being made to have John Blgler, Ex-Governor, appointed Collector of this port. It this is a complished, the final ruin of democracy in California, for the next tour years at least, will be fully consummated. Sjlx Francisco, Fept. 20, 1855. like MorMHy on Board the Code Saen-ReporU of the , Pauengert-Meadjal Uncertainty Regarding the Nam- \ lert Dead Card from the Pacific United Sta'es Ship Com pang?Colonel Walker and the Isthmus Mules Market Report?Return of an Ohio Perger?First 1m ,citation from Japan-Whal the Cargo ConsishoJ Thentrieal Repot*, Profits and Hon#' Scenes? Oomjilimcnt to Mi-, "Joey" Oougenheim?History of the Beckett })iate The lawyers IbiUd-Great Success a) Sew lock Trained P'litidans. , , , We were horrified here laBt week upon the of the l uck Sam, of the Nicaragua line of steamer,., to hoar of the frightful ravages of the cholera at the Isthmus o F?n Juan, and of the deaths of over 200 pas-ongers on hoard this last mentioned steamer. 1 pon the nrrlvrl o the steamer here, every effort was made to suppress the fact- and gar Med statements were published, which caused the ogeuts of the PaclOo Mail Steamship Company, here, Messrs. Forbes & Babcock, to come out with a card which 1 give you below:? Nc.Tirv ?The report or the purser of tbc Htcamship Vln<MC ? k?.tata that portion which'rela'es to the Pa;????a of the Golden Jo^ 1/. S?ephenst hid was Panama, lie came on board the Goldi n Arc Ktj\inarn.i -i<k tviih lover, sad was let't at Ar;fP,'lco,um!f.l|!1Jmni.-on T?r IPJiiiiLa resident phyhician at ibat Yi ' } n? sa?fe&a!w!k%??ar^ ?iKr.tftw]etxm 'wKw Sa:, Fa vacua o. Sept. 14, 1F65. Fx m this you will perceive that out of 840 passengers hut or.o died. 1 think it but Just that the travelling public should lie aware et these facts. A letter giving a detailed account of the through tiip trnm New York,the prolonged trau-r of the isthmus of Fan Juan, and the horrible condition of ?flalison the luck >?m has been publlihcd here. ?'ne I arsengrr. who s|xnt every <Uy on deck and kept coun i f the Is dies thrown overboard during the day time, say t ho counted 'M. Mr. 1-obenstclo tells the Chroni i hero that there were 210 deaths: and an officer of the steam r rays there were over 200. There i t no use in cadoavor ing to di-gulre cither the tact of the spread or mor tality l i the pestilence, the truth and the whole truth, too. Is bound to be divulged, sooner or later; and 1 in sist it is due to th" public, as well as the friends ot those on board not to couceul these startling Jac.t 9- , ' Walker III. V say. ha-got possession of all the moles ou thel 'thmus: aml w hat mcais of transit the, w ill have remains to he seen. And now for a small dash at tho "'"'or the"past'turlnight trade 1ms been large, not much, however, vsiicd?th. gr.ate: part being confined to atosr Uadlng ?rtlile?. tircat activity In Hour and grain pie inducid by a. vices Tom Australia and Chill. In imeat transactions th" limine - has not licon very exteasix. with the exception, perhaps of poik?government use and export rei|Ulrlt g a good deal, liquors?he Midne law not taking .fleet here?are better ttiau at last dnte., but no R oat advance i- noted. Some ,0vessels have a - lived Mitee my last letter; from New York, the Bca scr tint ami iinixtftDD. , , ifiinrl <*? ttr. who wu ?rrwtcd for forgerj on n roquUl th ,, l,< m the G? vomer of Ohio, ly office.- fcruon, return* In tho aUnwtf t? ' ft.v. , . , . , , ... '11.e rein oi.or Cbx.llne K. Fcote, which airived st this rort fr< m Jat an. kit week, 1- tho flr-t ve-col that ha ever imp-, ted a ca'g- otre. t'y from that country >nt<xhc I nited Stales ! T1 e caig " cunsl.ta ot Japanese rioe--*M .f, i?., t n mi orb quality?140 casos ot Japanese ware, I i, eluding tine silk . ftr. He.e is a Pr' lil ? ,hp:,?e o|' which to be right .l?.|uent. Her arrival made quite a ""m'iTnnrUf.' Hall, (where tho Backus Minstrelsi used t? perform ) opened lately, with the -'nivaU, ?n<1 ? V- Id villi th' Milking Fail." Miss ( nrolioe Ohspm.m, Mrs ikmllkn Mx. Junius B. Booth, Mrs. Thayer Ve is J. B. Booth, William B. < hapm-m, (once ol the Balk.) Ilnmilton. tt*d, and Thayer arc arm ng the mom le,sol lie ern.panv and are sure aI ways top'lease'ho patrons thlv estafell h-w-nt. The house was welt fllle I !n 1 he opening night. Thoy brou :ht <v. he fiv ;ke tdyrojlc piece of " Msanty and Beaat. Miss Osrodnc Cl.'ni man playing tIcily Homespun and ITeau.v oo 1 h r hi other, \>m. 11. thapmau Dr. Fa igh^and T;.hn <nill. They are about giving the i*?pk ?' nolo d m s t? > with the' Key " tlierwto. by Mistress Harriet Ik ch r 8 T uv.lly oanrof tell yen tho reason, foe mens plentiful enough, uid ro no hillf . * . *; things look n i li ; hut in.itter oh thhigs thru? rival nte with us decidedly Id a nep:e--e . - ??'? the Metr. oolilsn theutre .' ? ? 1 In '?n-o ;ue.. "ft on. O.MI illness ol Mi J.ocphlne ' "Uf' ihelm. I,1'1' X hu " now reeoTorxl, and with 1" r -I tor? I t ? ? prof, id- to Saei imcnt", tootsy an ? "g" ? * new theatre In tl. t . Its The, a e ffre?< .He n. us. and h vo in "rape I i- <1. v c p. i h. ? . , ? laid time m it the perfrr j,r.. '.n'. m of t m. I,ou< lit ol Ilka ' Joey" wass tanie.-t|ru.?i *i, ? Avery pietty incident oooiirrel u ->n 'he? ,n ' this: f Otue gentleman or pew' I on .? n io t h? h , ? ' * ' . lotof pretty white .1 ves. ho'-eke i with rd a hands, and earrvingahesit the.rim regiiJ. The Mr. Ihwshoot In every.'. ? e. tvo. however, fount t?'clr 'rav t > t'c "M ' r,II,glit up by the fair > m.f ; , . kt ? t , - ' tlic heart and all tint, and -""''J !*' 1 r with tl is. certainly ? stuov.l, . \h t'i ' 1 , The F'.ion thea'ie. on Oan*i? ."<1 .tree, < ???? lens., hy Mr. Jams- Ststk for tw.lvo cifttt'. a- ? f ha- ceu',.. to ike wi-e eoaelnsi " *? ' ' "? ? ? ? _ houses have hoon cro ce-l. His e m;*'.} fvi ? a John Ihinn. Ml Tlx I . Ml. tyitier * ? ? ' " ?Thotuan. t l ver Couwer, llcni. v ' Mil riarl Haiiey sn.i Tennis and Mc<?> J ' ,'/ . V Bunell. Comii 'lh *11 'CHtra r., r-* > ' The opening nifht'- dlsy v ? v. 1 / ,,? ' " nnd Country." and the at ?n;I ? " *'} dauclngVv Madame Much , ' ' . ns fnllor ?never. ?1: p- 'jue * ? -J 'etarl phved R'chelku tliO ov.rr n t. ?? liu.ewa i;. wded firm fltn?. to i" uu . a; ? *'? the ncto* voclft;' ui ly. _ . "??M'lc.-'a play of the playing tl srles ?e ''cr . '?rv? An t*. - < ? , \T..odv. i ?? a . ^ ? > - ? ?. j kit he,) AiiieUi. Tli hou^t ? rt H ? Mr, r ? Wncislr (l.i'- . I l'? nicd by M . Voorhi c he,' ibt?., l-huy ..4v - fr in . c ? o t Mr Hi" y T. tiB'. '1' ' ?" 1 months' e iulj'u -yn jl?. tl?ory?jF .?wln*t . r. section, d rofti ponder, witfos i*? this city 'hat " they ax- -?..?vi)t?iH ' . .iU lie approbation and '.t>?t at v-V,.n f- ou ' . ing ol 'ho 2 *h in ... *1 . : i: '??i | ?>. ol ir.g ami enthoslsstl' audln The Fsti Frsnobco Min :.l liuv ? 1 fi ? ? 's have visited Amador, t ' v .wi are pstr' ntre-l 'argoly. Ml uF . 1 i . ' Horn are ti e bright and | a; ? ' ? * f'rofes < r Rlsloy iiat8.ierwaicnt j . In 1 , . , r l evani.hx little son, la jviito Co.1. dt F. i Mr. Vonti'lH*. , i. It'.uU? -a s---, j ? brought out "Twelfth Night," the '"emedy of Error*,' ? ml ui really beautiful style the " Midsumim r Night's Dream," but they have been |.resented to audiences not a*, alt proportioned to performance* of so high a character. ( harle* king and George Kyer will open the Marys."le theatre next week, for a short season. I aura Keeno, Charles Wheatlelfh, Miss Mowbray, and Mr. Paullin, are aiuocg tlio company. Mr. nod Mrs. George Chapiurm are giving dramatic reires'Nations in Sierra county. Miss taill> I'o'ter Mies Vitux. Messrs. Warwick, Potter, and some others, are still rusticating at Sonera and Columbia, occasionally playing, and to pretty fair hou'-e". The most important item >f legal intelligent" with us is that ot the e?tftt? of .taints Beckett, once a resident of New York city. Beckett wn? a remarkable specimen of the sporting world; he had knocked around New York for many a year, without accomplishing mu:h success, and when in 1W9 the newt retched the states of the wonderful gold discoveries, he was amongst the fi -at who reached the rhorea of this, region, to pro tit by the disco very. IJke many men humble in "heir walk of life in tie old -tatos, when he reached thi- land he seemed to awaken to a new life;hidden springs and resources before unknown to him hurst forth, and he acquired a proud supremacy among the promiscuous gatherings of the class with wh?>m he had consorted. As a sporting num. a politician and an enterprising citixen, pre pared to take the chances, he was ever on the alert. In a short time he was in posses-ion of Urge means, and also figured extensively in politics. He was a man of marked personal qualities, and |Mi-sensed of a keen intellect, a com age which no danger could appal, and he soon acquired quite a leading position. He owned water lots to which the city limits were Boon to reach, put up elegant buildings, and was a jlVomiiieut associate in the most successful ? clicrnes of enterprise. In 1819 he adopted a child of John l.yng, of " f'oole notoriety." Beckett was warmly attached to this boy, who took bis name, and accompanied him here, and was known as young '? Oaptuin Jem lteckett." On his last visit to New York, Beckett placed his young adopted son nt one of the best schools in that State, and returned here to look after bis rxtc nsive property. He died suddeuly at Sacramento city, without leaving any will, or making any other pro vision for this boy, around whom his hopes clung, ex cept such as the lawyers may And in the agreement made with the lather ot the boy at the time of his adoption. His wife, Mrs. Sarah 0. Beckett, was reaidjug in the city of New York awaiting bis return, whon the melan choly tidings of his decease reached the East. His estate was taken charge of by the public administrator here, and an inventory filed, appraising its value at the largo sum of $175,000. In the absence of Mrs. Beckett or any person to represent ' Young Captain Jim," some specu lators considered It opportuuc to obtain possession of this property, and all manner of claims fur services reudered to the deceased were presented; and recently the entire estate was about to he sold to satisfy these claimants. It was all arranged; Messrs. Eel irer ft .Sinton, well known auctioneers, hud issued their notices, and all the opera tors who were iu the affair of appropriating Jim's choice lots, were on the alert; when fo, and behold, Mr. i'eter B. Sweeney, the l'ublic Administrator of your city, clothed with full power to represent Mrs. Beckett and the child, arrived heie to frustrate the well laid plans, lie immediately commenced a rigid scrutiny of the vari ous claims, ami filed a bill for an injunction?which was duly granted. This interesting case is now before the courts, and creates no little excitement here. It is now a dead lock, and like Miss flight, in Juundyco vs. Jaundyce, the par'ics in interest are daily expecting a decision. New Yorkers appear to have taken possession of this State. f'ave Itrodei irk, who confined his operations iu New York to ward politics, is here the master spirit, who controls with despotic will the destinies of the democratic party. Especially is his power manifested in this city. He can make and unmake men with his simple will?and it is indeed wounderl'ul to obseive how one man in a democratic community can make himself loved and tearel to *o great an extent. He is not the rough subterranean he was supposed to be in New York; but, possessed of vast pecuniary means, and connected with some very im portuut enterprises, he holds himself aloof, except to plan the enmpaignr, and like a skilful general, to arrange the plan of battle, so as step by step, to mark the sure path to victory. He has not obtained the position of United States Eenator yet; but though deferred, he is not defeat ed. and, mark my words, theie will never be another U. S. Senator elected from this State till Dave Brodorick is chosen. Another New Yorker, Harry Byrne, has also attained a high position here as District Attorney, which Ofiice be has filled with distinguished ability for four years. He bad not a single competitor here in tbo democratic con vention, not because the office was not desired by aspir ing lawyers, but because no one could take the field against bun. Cave Ecannell, or captuin, as tlicy always called him, for he fought gallantly in Mexico, another Nctv York boy, is the popular candidate for sheriff, the olllae being worth $30,IbO a year, and there is every prospect of his eloc- . lion. * Fred Holder, formerly Aide rnian^of your Sixth ward, is up for County Hecorder, and Tom lhiycs, another New Yoiher, is running again for County Clerk, and so on. Tiuly New York has been bountiful to this youthful State in furnishing candidates for ofiice. 'flic Metropolitan theatre opens 20th Sept. at the re duced irices. Boxes, SI; pit. 50c. Bery. A. Baker, manager; I aura Keene, directress. Among the compa- y ure, Mis- Kcene, Miss Mowbray, Mr-. J. B. Booth, W. li. Chapman, Charles Wheatleigh, and others. McKoan Bu chanan plays Sir Giles Overreueh, at Stark's Union thea tre, to-night. 1 will report his -ucce*s, (i hope in my next.) At -an Francisco Hall, Fpli. Horn is the great attrac tion in the male line, and Miss Julia Gould, (now Collins,) u the b male. Rectptlon cf (lie Governor Elect In Snu Fran cUeO [Krom the Herald, Sept. 15.] It having become noised about that his Excellency the (b vernor elect, Hon. J. Neely Johnson, would arrive !n this city last night, by the Sacramento boat, a crowd cnenbled at the wharf for the purpore of greeting his Excellency on his antral. Shortly attor 9 o'clock the boat war icen plowing the surging wares of the bay to wards the wharf, ami the crowd immediately raised a cheer of welcome, 't he Governor elect landed on the wharf, and was iordially received A procession was im mediately foimed, headed by a band, and marched up e'ntisome stnet to Washington, thence to the i'laza; wn Cloy to Montgomery Rtieet, through Montgomery to Bush street, and from thence to the Oriental hot'l. Along the line ot march fireworks were dischaiged, the Imml ployed, and the people huzzaed. It was probably one ol the nr st imposing demon-nations ever witnessed in bun Krttiictseo. On arriving at tho Oriental Hotel, lion, l.'olie 1 eyti n ascended the balcony and introduced the Governor elect to the vast multitude assembled. Hon. J. Nket.v Johnson then rarno forward, and wa? ic reived with every manifestation of applause. He sai How can words expi ess the gratitude which 1 feel lor your mnnilcUtion on this occasion t It is true that t'.e canvass is passed?the battle has been fought, and the voice of the American people is triumjdiant. You have elected mo to the responsible station of Governor of the State of California, but the reformati on of these abuses under which you have so long suffered, will depend in a p. eat nit a ui o upon the legislative branch oi the govern ment. So far as 1 am concerned I linve only to say, k . I have said to the people in the valleys nnd on the moun tain li ps, whom I have addressed, that as for as In no lies, all my efforts shall be itiio-ted to the r. t >tnnv-i.? f the objects Inscribed on tor banners?rotrt iv ljmeu if the expenses of the State povcrnmeut, and reform of the ?buses of the administration. I feel tna<ieriuate to t;. ? task of speaking at length up?n these subjects at present. It ts uot now the time, and all ! can say is, that ? feel gratified for this manifestation of the regard and cot. deuce ? f the citizens of tbo greal emp irium o the i'n-iflc (Api lau-e.) 1 will endem or to carry out during my u '? ministration the refumis the nece-siiy of which called our party into existence. Gov. i'oaTK then i am? forward and made a low renin rl , after which loud calls were made for Ned Marshall au l liny, in'crsperked with demands for Gov. Bigler art laK11' beei; alter which Mr. F. M. 1'ixixy e.vinc foiward and said that nei'I t Mr. Marshall nor Mr. Xeiry wore then in the city, ami lieu begun to ''pitch into'' the whig*, quoting fe: a e xt Monies parturient ot nascltur rcdiculus mus " The ineciog at the Oiicutal Hotel was very large i great ileal ot culuusiaam was manifested, and at the conclusion cf the speeclit the crowd t jointed in goo 1 order. Tlic Next California L< gtslature. We have n-mrus from nearly all the count los in the State, sr.( ieiei t to give a clear Idea i f the position tlr* tn the next L gi-latere. All doubt has been re move. ; i to til# election of the Senators in 'ho.-e districts in vt I h tin vole was at first report! d cl .ie. Mr. I * h (democrat) has t- on cbo en from the district ri ni|. ed of hasta anj Colo i. by tliii leen ni ijority. Mr. Crandojl (democrat) hai a majority of two liun du d and tw in the Calt vsri s and Ana: tor district. M? i'. Vi'il-on, ti.e-euatot elected from I/is, ?-'miIi i,..t '!??- i" ' ju Hi. so. Pi at 'ho regular ilomo etatie ? ardi. He Mr. Granger, end was therefore cUs?od at first uio : the Nothings. Wo are informed, liowev. r. that 1 e . ned nnd u* vor 1 as lioeu a member of I. . - dor, a "1 that). i.s an enigma! whig. 'h.rman 1 f.j tor from . int.iClu'R nnd Alameda. "i s i < e- a i . : it. bat is el.i sod among tli3 Knew NYChug '> li ' Trii-i nt\ which ought to know, ih r . t ? . r. if we mistake n -t, a <1? legate, r nd ;i;i' i. .1 I. ' Know Nothing .Slate Council, IrMst ?. . ot though elnssed for the lust ton at* [ tr ot.- among .In 1 now Nothings, t a - j uit ' .1 rrvetne s 11 the p wLf mt-tgnc I ,.p| ;> V, 1.1? ume I oeua i ra ti, ti i ; I \A< !. v? ate*, in I blur t*'.r", by iho Sacramento e* unci f J-0ftl by the eti." i of the e't via r' ' ' 1- . ? i H .;' .. ? t it'y ? ' 'h .1 ?.. m." ? .vol . b"tyt<, ti v.n ?? N'?ti .rg. I 'II frijs.l . , Jfp -I* him as * w' .. . ''"'ie u ll... n then will he tnr rtit'Tfctt *?> v yn-v oi rtir xkxt -::natb. .Ka<w Nulhiofl! ?'? (Jtmuii f ntvt.itr. in 'u t "d Wl ig. li 'Oman i f irst I.uttk -hi ? ? jo - n !hi.-ur*tno, sad La Ahgch ? - H i'u n. Si r.' ' I ti t?cub' n-. an i. third 11 in't ?ysai-aii'i f.*ua?As..'nr. f oui'b Iifslrte' ? ? "? a and Alt ?di?i iv. ' lltT, I i -'an fe l ' . Ttl/, . II ? iL J M i ?? av ?jla e? A! V i ? ot f tr.'.- iuolaua: i"i Man?teut?a ? 'a 'tf t?#aa . ,ufo si.d C ni.M C ? viivnth I tsf.'e'??*' -eidii, Jlsnlotltx, and Ma.iu? ? * ? ? ?/ . .... y aadliun. .- t--'' ista . ' ??-."a.'-A -ti. seventeenth Bbtrict?Ptaiedr?Wbimw-!?, Haw Pl.t RM5. _ , ! ipbtecnth District? H Dcruoo?' Hot.-, FWm, M- (hum. Niuteenth District?CnUiVIMH and Arcaec?jr'Wn, Cciulc.'. Twentieth W* trict?Sierra?^ wen. RECAPITULATION. M"hig? - Knew Nothings ? I eiuo?Tftti .*...*???*??.?*' Majority of Know Nothings over democrats 6 Over democrats and whig. 3 Ms jority of Know N u things and over dsmoCXAt>j. 7 The foiluwing urn .he came* of the MEMBi'.KS OF ASSEMBLY ELIOT. Alan e<ii.?1 'oornbs. (>nd< pendent.) Amador?J. T. F ticunr, U, W. Waonk. Butt-?J> us Dick. ( (]u*d?/'? J? Ac"- i$? Contra Costa?A. H. M*lone. Calaveras?T. Hr. Miaftrro, E. /. BtaUy, Jami Erarscn. El Dorado?.1. E. Bowre, J. Boj.CL.Kn, W. H. Tavdoii, a j\ Gaub, T. D., J. D. Minim, J. W. Ourn, Li t}. Welch. . Humboldt?C. S. Rtnw. Klamath McDOKaU). Los Angeles?J. L. Brent, J. G. Downey. Matin Bruth. Mariposa?G. H. Rnona, R. B. I-amo.v. Monterey?R. I" Matthews. Nevada?T. B. M< Karla.vd, V. G. Bbl, (t. A. Reynolds, D. Di bTi.v, S. W. Boring. I lacer?Sh-ah Sei.lcck, lmxsiNii Siovt, R. L. Wiluamb. can Francisco?Jus. fit org?. That. Grot/, Sol. A. Sharp C. II'. if* uUhrop, B. LippincUl, Horace Hawci, Herman H'u/iUr, John A fait, yaihanitl Holland. San Louis Obispo?M. A. Castro. San Joaquin?B. G. Wnn, Dr. J. W. Hunter. .'"an Pernardinc?Jefferson Hunt. Santa Clara?Groror Pbcic, Cabweu. Da vis. Santa Barbara?Jotc M. OucaiTubiat. Santa Cruz?Wn. Biackburn. Sacramento-G. 11. CARCTRR, J. W., 0. W.Ijdob, Geo. Cone. rhasta-? ? ANDREWS, sierra?H. A. Gaston, A. A. Hovtit. Solano?Andbiw Stevenson. Stanislaus?J- H. Colhrtalh. Sutter?11. B. Sherrard (independent.) Siskiyou?E. J. CVRTts. Tuolumne Oxdry, ? Ercvion, ? Van Du sen, ? McGujsb. Trinity FrTON. Yolr A". Bynum, (Sarshal Bynuin, K. N., hat been elected to the Senate from Solano, Napa and Yolo.) Yuba?Upton r. "Windsor, R. M. Turner, Jacob Sjiea KKR, A. J. BATCHE1.PKR, JOHN STKRRHT. The iiamee of the Assemblymen from N'apa, ITumas. Sonoma ('2). San Diego and Tulare have not yet reached us. The first three nave uo doubt elected K. N.'s; the last two. democrats. RECAPITULATION. Know Nothings elected, 47: democratg, 23; indepen dents. 2. H we add for the counties not heard from 4 to the Know Nothings and 2 to the democrats, the next Assembly will eland?Know Nothings, 51; democrats, 25 ; independents, 2?Know Nothing majority over all, 24. Arrest of Pe ter B. Manchester In Snn Fran* claco. [From the ban Francisco Times, Sept. 20.] I*. B. Manchester, the defaulting banker from Cincin nati, was arrested on Friday by Marshal North. He at tempted 11 escape, after giving his word that he would surrender himself when wanted. He Is to be taken to Sacramento, anil if proof sufficient is furnished, will be surrendered to the authorities of Ohio, in charge of offi cer Bruen of that State, as required by the Governor. Manchester was taken up the river by Marshal North in person, Snturdny afternoon. We learn from the Sacramento Journal that this per son, accompanied by his counsel, appeared before his Excellency the Governor, to object to having the requi sition of Gov. Mcdill, of Ohio, endorsed by the Executive of this State. James H. Hardy, Esq., District Attorney of Sacramen to county, read the requisition of the Governor of Ohio, which set forth that "said Fetor B. Manchester stands charged by aflidavit duly made, according to law, with the crime of foigiry, and also with thecrune of uttering and publi-hlng certain false and forged promisory notes for too payment of money, knowing them, the said notes, to bo false and forged, with the intent to injure and de fraud one Frederick Pranks." The requisition is in the usual form. Col. Phil. I.. Edwards of counsel for the defence, icad numerous affidavits, and on the motion of Mr. Hardy that the Governor of this State comply with the request of the Governor of Ohio, Col Edwards openedhlsargument, and proceeded to show that the affidavit of Franks is insufficient legally, because there is nothing set forth in the affidavit to constitute a legal forger)?because it does not aver that Manchester knew that the endorsement was torged?but that the whole affidavit is founded on the belief of Flanks, without setting forth the cause which led to his belief. That the requisition iccites that the notes were forged, while the affidavit states that the endorsements were torged?that the law of Congress lequirts that the affidavit of indict ment Bhall be certified as authentic by the Governor making the requisition, and that this has not been done by the Governor of Ohio. That the affidavit contains interlineations setting torth important facts, and that it lias been held by h arned judges, that defects in the origi nal affidavit cannot be remedied, but that anything mate rial (hall appear upon the faco of the original affi iavit ? that it is r.ecisaury that a charge be made that a crime has bien committed, and that thodefendent Is a fugitive from ju-tlce?neither of there facts are ret foith iu the all.,knit or requisition?that the Constitution of the Foi led States and the Constitution and laws ol this State re ouirc a certain conrre of procedure in the requisition and the affidavit upon which such requisition is founded, and that this course of procedure has not been complied with. Mr. Hardy, the District Attorney, In his reply, read the decision of vorious courts, to show that it is only neces sary that a crime l e cbmgel to authorize the Governor to grant a requisition. He read the requisition, showing that the Governor says that the affidavit is l,dulyaa thenticated according to the laws of our State"?tlmt it contains the seal of the s tate of < lliio, and the Governor's signature, lie contended that this constituted the cer tilicalo" of the Governor, in a manner fully to comply w ith the law of Cong'ess. Mr. Manchester and obtained leave to speak. I uring his speech he reviewed the history of his own life, and. protesting his innocence of tho charges,[stated that he did not desire to be released on technical grounds, but railed upon the Governor, if he thought htm guilty, to re turn him for trial at Cincinnati. 'Ihe Governor stated that he would take until nine o'clock this morning to examine authorities, before he could decide. The Gold Not All Gone Yet. We [extract from the Nevada Journal:?A nugget of g. id was taken out, within or mar (ho limits of the town < 1 Voleanotllle, by Meagre. Jackson k Co., which weighed 5.7 ounces. It wax found near the surface, and about 7 feet above the bed rock. We were shown a tine R| crimen boulder of quartz and gold weighing C8 ouncec, in the office of Wells, Fargo Jr t'o. It was taken out at Jefferson, by C. A. Moore, a Prussian tailor. On Ford's Pur. Nor h Fork of the American Fiver, two miners, named Wheeler and Hunt, have recently struck diggings, which am averaging them all the way from 10 to '14 ounces per day. The paying dirt It about six feet l.i low tins surface ot the ground. The gold i coarse for river diggings, and procured with little labor, the cla' n promises to prove permanently rich. A piece of gold weighing 7H ounces was taken out of the Independence 'I unncl, at Chip's Flat, a few days ago. i.illicit! doing in the way of collecting gold, "cxr *t alotg our livers an 1 creeks, but everywhere pteparati ? k are being made on a large scale to Rupplv the conn r with water, when a prosperous future may be ant - fated. The Tlulte Jtorord Is responsible for the following:?11 e are Informed by n gentleman rom the mountains, th.r two men, Messrs. Bui k and I la vie xon, took from a ravine, mar Mat tin's lloucli. in six days, the snug little sum of $1,1C0. fits Irlcnts of tlic Kltotloii In the Interior. T1 o election passed off very quietly at Hoquelmne Hill and Sonera. At the Middle Feny election precinct, in Yuba county, a dispute a-ose between Mr. R. M. Turner, Know Nothing candidate for the Assemlily, and Mr. James himnson, in spector of Elre'ion. shots were tired without Inflicting any injury to either party, when the bystanders inter leu d and checked the affray. No arrests were made. A difficulty occuried on eleciiun day at Chipp's Flat, between 'ieorge W. King and I'at Mooncy. The lattor slabbed tbe former, when King Immediately shot Mooney. Neither | ar'y is expco'Pd to live. A fight occurred after the polls were close 1 at Iowa Ilfll, in the course of which one man was shot iq the hand. A rush was made for the ballot 1m>x by the de feated party, hut it was successfully defended by a dis play of levolvers. At Orltans Flat one man w as killed at the polls. Ti e Hon. Jamos yf. Coffrcth wa- thrown from his liorse on the day pi ovlous to the election, on his return from ?tsmestown, fracturing his left arm in a shocking manner. The wounded limb was bandaged, and it wUI, in all pro bability, be saved. Tiro Btntc Agricultural Fair. i i cat picpamtions wore being madeftrr the Agrtcul I nt a I nnd Horticultural i'air, Cattle Show anil Induslrial f rhihitlon, to be held at fiHtiameiitu on the 26th of Sep tember. live thousand dollars, appropriated by the. la-t 1 tgislatnte. would be distributed in premiums. Besides this a spc. i 1 fund had ho en ral-cl from private sources I r a gland festival torn nnment, at which premiums v ts : warded to ladies and gentlemen for skill iu .... hi. Tit idleWing list of premiums I-taken it c ' o - ..a /hi iu ?> ? f'VV IN HtDUli'. no c impbrhi'1 lady lidc*. a ^ ?160 ilhb# . ..buguluji "0 , T? k-\ , SJIUPML 'II . ost tkiun) genttmoiou r. ler, sQrer plate,.,.$,.0 .*-i-ad btet ' " " 26 -? . ' iTfll las i.MO, The tm-t accomplished feats of horsemanship nrilb the Icsii a silver cup AM r. v i d cost, a iip 26 INtilAS St' ITS llu most expeit and skiliu. ports of the Indian. with bow and anow?first prise *.") i c.oiid piir.c .... 0 .o r< tineilt'u would be iilli sed to enter the list w.tb ' ut a < wid fiom a committee <om|eteutto -souroi. lies fitm improfK. as-ooiation. Two J ori n( tin Rsa furl* Mui<Ictci* l.j- iciicrt. Two it ? rc of t1.e hatwl of a . ins. -ays tb. ?? -ysvifffl H rat'- wh <?< remit H;' ih ? lmurfl'i ? Ran heria who t i ly tU ic.piccf b.'.' |ij> in i .e mil oi .-op. Umber *v d K* Ity anvl ? .'n o ibc". were hung. ]I I stfcfsd thst iheW ?"ic !? by the whites at .xnoia, , . I i,. i ,) t i to P.incherhi on Saturday. rhiy eon. id net iiiI ut on the utra.y protested their nno i ? to - he 5i-t. 'bey c];cure I to tuect thci. late with littntMIng from Brazil. RETORT OF TOE AMAZON STEAM NaVIOATIOH COM PANY. Tfcr following report wis printed by the Baron dc Msua, on the 22d of August, to the fieneral Assembly of shareholders of tee Amazon Navigation Company:? MiC--JU-. Siurahoi DEM.?In the name of tho directors of the Ainaz n Navigation and Commercial Company, 1 beg Irate to present to yon the report, balance sheet, ami detail-- of 'be operations of the company np to the of ti e M 1854, and to inform yon at the Mine time of who' has occurred luriugthe past six months n iu tiflation of the celay of this meeting, it be ?idutv to lemind you, Messrs. Shareholders, thvt at fLefthe tinvTSre contract wblch gave existence to *v ? nA-rtiKiip w-\ii approved by tbe I/pjflsliifure, th-it Mi'nroTit) was accompanied by an authorization, voted nimnosl* t.v whi<-h the government might revoke CeSve%?ht " Ae atLm navigation of the Ann zoc which was the fundament) 1 base of that contrac . W*hcn to ask you to enter upon me powers to eufcrint" new oration, T'th the mi^rWgoeern. m*nt which consumed no small time, because m? uiwu to-y,'comprehending the value of an ililrTV ^eare to the navigation of the greatest river iq be \vorlo rouhTnot abandon.such an advantage ?ub right withouti'ue compensation: eb that the imperial govern uit nt endeavored to increase the hurdana of the tmfar pri,e in the interest of the country which interest the directory in another way also desired to promote. , After the delays usual in such eases, we finally MP**' upon the conditions annexed to ?lecre-' No. l,^ t the 2d October, 1864. in which are now con firmed the rights ami exi-fence oi our enterprise. On drauing nearth^ close of the second year of our operations, the directory considered it proper to delay tor a short time your convo cation, until it would be able to prescntto you inaeom plete form the result for the two years in which the orl ginal contract has been in force. That report I now pro Ihe organisation of the company, as far as respects its agency at 1'ars, having been formulated, Mr. Manuel Antonio t'imento Bueno having been named agent, and the acquisition of tho steamer Marajo having been made fur the sum of 8100,000. retdy for sea, she departed tor 1be waters of the Amazon, under command of let Lteute I DC wftlrrn U? MAW AHIBAWU, aaanavua nant Francisco, l'arabybunados iteis, on the 1st January, 1863, to commence the navigation contracted for the Urst The ports c-f call which the government designated for this line, and where the steumers reguUrly touch, as well going as returning, from Belem to the city of Bat ra, in the embouchure of the Rio Negro, arc tho folhjrrtng:? Breven. (Jumps. Trftinha, Santarem. Obidos. Villa Bella, and Serpa. The actual importance of each of these ports of call you will sec by the maps annexed to this report, in July". 1853, the steamer Rio Negro, whose prime cost to the conn any was 8103,527 84, departed for Para un der the command of 1st I.ieutcnant Antonio Jose Pereira l eal. The arrival ot this fine vessel at Para enabled the m anagement to realize on the 1st of September, 1853. the first voyage of the second line. The Mai aio was the lirst -teamer to plough the waters of the majestic soli moncs, o H pjver Amazon, carrying to the Peruvians.the hope of a -plendid future, If tlio government of the re public should comprehend?as it is to be hoped it will ?the interests of Peru, by giving ian adiHuate subvention to the company, so that that navigation may acquire pTactically a commercial interest, by the greirter frequency and regularity of the steamers trips. Tu the line from the city of Rarra to Nanfa, in the repub lic of Peru, we have the follow tug ports ot call.?toary, Kea, Toeeotir.g, Fonte Boa, Tabatlnga, Loreto and I ebas. Puricg the two years, the trips stipulated in the na) contract for both lines, were made with remarkable regularity, notwithstanding the losses occasioned by the accident to the steamer Rio Negro, hardly three months after her arrival at Para. For this lamentable event, according to the information transmitted to me at the time, no blame was to bo attributed to any one. Tho rock' of c'arupapa, on which the steamer struck, while steaming at the rate of twelve miles anhour at&rtbeat, wer-entirely unknown; situated in the miodle of the river, they had never appeared above the surface ot the w'iters ft happened, however, from the fact that the waters of the Amazon were unknown in [1853. except by tradition, and there b-ing no noliceof such danger, it was iiopos-iblc to avoid it when the stowner had the fatality of navigating in that direction. This occurrence, which threa'encd to compromise seriously tlie interests of tne enterprise by the possible consequence of the suspension of some tiips exacted by the contract, grieved very much the adn inUtration of the company. Fortunately the z'-al the intelligence, and the unspeakable activity or the President, sided by his deputy, nndby tho skilful com mander of the steamer. Lieutenant Leal, omitting no thing which could enable thein to cope wi'h the traor gency, saved the company from greater loss, by rescuing the steamer, which every one considered lost. This was di ll" at an additional expense of some 814,000. a sum. the smallness of which surprised ine, because, in view of In juries to the vessel and machinery, Its complete repair did not appear to me possible at less than double that ex ' CThV safety of the ship was al-o owing, in a great mea sure to the well-known strcugth of the naval construc tions at the establishment of I'onta d'Arena, sine", were it not for the iron diagonal supports inserted for greater security, she would infallibly lime been shattered by the terrible shock which she received. This disaster obliged tho directors to dispatch immeflv atelv for i'nra the steamer Monarch, which left this port (llio de laneiio) with a freight list of 840,408. This ves sel of regular speed, diawing little water, and having much space and sufficient accommodations, is excellent lor the-en ice of the second and fourth lines in which she is employed. ami which service she performs satis factorily. ?'th lemaikahlc comparative economy. In an licit avion of the probable requirements of the of the sect nd eontiact, the directors resolved to order the construction, in Kngland, of an iron steamer ot large di mension-, since the increase of cargoes exhibited to the company how much it was required. Tho steamer Tu , , k . a i - . l A'.._ mI1I> 4Kiv -i till oniNiny iitMi muvu it, ?v?c ---- - nuins wu- therefore contracted for with the- respectable I . . .1 **? i .1 T .I.J 4fs>*J AAA j iverpool builder, Mr John tho price of *24,500, she i cing alieady complete, witli tho exception of the machine ry. Tlii- luagnilicent v easel, of 210 feet keel and 27 feet breadth of beam, of 751 tons burden and of 200 hoist- power, was an excellent sailer and of the best sea going qualities. On her voyago from Kngland she called at Oporto to ship colonists for the company, and was de tained there by the extrsoidinary overfiow of the river l;oure wblch delay caused an increased expense. On her arrival at 1'ara she was immediately employed in the sen ice of the Amazon, for the present necessities of whi.-h she is i cihnps too good. Within one or two years, however, if tlie progressive commercial devdopement of those regions -hould continue, so much cannot be said. The n< w rteam packet lines from Uelem to Dayano, in the Tccuntino, and from Rio Negro to ft. Isabel, obliged the directors of the comiianv to seud still another vessel ?the Cameta? In Jan'y of this year, which cost 800,000. There is also in course of construction at I'onta d'Area (I'untu. d'Areras), on account of the company, the iron -teomer TuUatenga, whoso boilers, having been ordered in England, were, by my directions, sent back to the ma chinists. Messrs. Fawcett, Preston ti Co., on a-.count of not 1 i-ing according to plan, and others wag ordered. There having been, however, a scandalous delav in their delivery. 1 lesulved to order the building of boilers here, so as to allow the steamer to he brought into service. With these steamers, the service pf the company ap peared to b< at present sufficiently provided for ; but us the Ar,erican -te.imcr Buy City was for sale, and as her mnchinciy and all were new, of 180 horse power, and of dim<r-ious adapted tT> tlie requirements of the first line of our contract, the directors thought it right to pur chase her, as they would have had soon to order tlie cou rt ruction of such a one, weich would require over a year. This steamer was bought for 812,000, with all her fix tures, the bill ol sale not having bsen assigned for want of proper formalities on tho part of the agents. As, howi vor. tho*e charged with tlie sale were authorized to sell her in good faith, delivery of her was made, and they recrivi d on account $14,let), tho legal transfer of the proj erty having had to tal e place so soon as the requisite formalities were compiled with. In this manner not only will the company be In a posi tion to perform all the services contracted for, bat It will also lie in n position to proceed to the necessary explora tions in the severnl affluents of the Amazon, the complete knowledge of which is of so much interest to the country. Ho long ago as the 29th of April, 1863, I presented to the impei ial government a propocition in which 1 demon strated the necessity and urgency of these explorations, which are besides easily comprehended. The imperial government practically recognisos to-day that the ex penditure contemplated by our company far from being tin outlay thrown oway, Is, on the contrary, a cap! al advantageously employed, which returns to the public rollers with such incteMC as would be equivalent to the most disproportionate usury. The receipts of the pro vince of Vara have been increased to more than double what they wore before our company went into operation: and no oue would, in good faith, venture to deny that that is ow ing In u peat part to the certainty and rapidi ty of communications wish the interior. Nor is tnere any "no with n knowledge of the condition of I'sra and Of the Vpier Amazon Who would ignore the transcend ent importance of the service lent to the country by the learners of our company. There is not the slightest dobt, therefore, that the impeiial government will ere 1 mg determine to make tiie necessary explorations, and it is well for us to be prepared to perform our shaie in such a useful service by means ol the compen at ion to be adjusted. The new contract conceding gratuitously to the com pany 70 territories of four square leagues each, defines its obligation? in regard to colonisation, and imposes on it the onus ef founding effectively twelve colonies in the short period of ten years. The directory, conscious that not only the loyalty with which the stipulations of any contract should be fulfilled, requires prompt measures to carry into effect this part ol our undertaking: but also that In it the future of our enterprise i- interested, did not hesitate in preparing the el'menlsof success. There have bsen already Imp u ted from Portugal to I'sra, on account of the company, I'M colonists, who eame as hired servants, this method Mng ccn-idered prcfe?able in the beginning. These workmen were employed in opening the colonies, in con trusting houses, homing plantations, and even in common- ii g the In-' mti isl estaMislimcntr which have to supply the future we nts c( the colonies. We have hardly forme 1 a dozen to ' i flown#, and we will now begin the real imports tioa ? >: colonists who will soon come to c-tahlisli tliem ??? \es a t tenant* on the lands possessed hy the company In cenft nnity wi'h the contract, or acquh-ed by meant or ; . \.,t-e-\ a? I have authorized the agency to ami" a1 as of lands situated in convenient localities, tlisys provided that ;t is possible to buy them a? low pi'.tq te.y'tig that from sueli acquisitions our <Ht?r 11i?e will detlt unquestionable advantage. J w ill n w all your attention, gentlemen shareholders to the figures of the balance shoot, Olid to the mape as t ? .((. ? this report. In ti v y -ar 1858 the number of passengers Ibr the dlnc )?nt pot I touched at by tiie company * steamers, in the f t line, a a* only Ml, producing a revenue of $18,118 81. in 1834 that number was nlreedy Increased to 1,813, in lire fctf.dOl 70. Ih# freights of the ?ame line In , i . r did not exceed $12.676 86; in the second year they amounted to $-.'1,430 Id. In Mm six months Just cm ? I 'h? progie ?ion continued in an ascending scale. The I r< Ate of this f>n> ? nterpriar amounted in the two ear- to $471,097 -2. rieludl.ig the subvention of the Wa/ilhic" Ui.d Pe.uviiu ?u .eruruents, the exriudituro, embracing toe i or divider, sat the rate of 12 per cent ier 'nnam .1 the 0*1 iwtfosid in, an. anted t.j $410/40, making a'rea-ly 1 ? -rve fi nd of $61,4*7. Ir he expense , li ^ ' ? ^*7,571 in lh"4 cw; #>f ellG llfftUslJli * V* HVjtKfV ?*? %Jsl VV'l V4 iUc privilege, and ike rauoordinary work on the steamer Rio Negro. the result eras .herefore m satisfactory as could reason ably l>e expected r..m a young enterprise. It the epidemic which unfortunately rag-* at present in the magnificent regions through which the vivifying action of our company extends, be of short duration, bril liant without doubt is the future that awsits us. Messrs -Shareholders, 1 ani the first to acknowledge ih?t this work falls short of the requirements of such an SS?rtant ? and also that bolt is to be found ev?n with the deivth of explanation aid details which you have a right to expect. Reasons which are not un IZwa to you prevent me, on this occasion, from making my^report moie complete. lu March, ot the coming year, when i dial1 be prc-euting to you the report and bafanoe sheet of the cunent year, 1 hope that duty will be per formed in a mure satisfactory manner. ?still I shall not conclude without availing myself of this soiwon opportunity of rendering my th^Ws tutbe zealous n'e'liaeut and indefatigable sgent of the company In Kefern Mr Manuel Antonio Fimenta Bucno fur the valuable services which he has lent us. The other em Ilov"s I ought also to say, have discharged their duty. 1 BARON DE MAUA, President oi tbe Company. Rio DE Janeiro, August 22,1855. Aitilltlonnl from the Sandwich Islands. CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE EINO AN? QUEEN VICTORIA?ERUPTIONS OF KILAUEA?THE EXTRA ?F88I0N OF THE LEGISLATURE ADJOURNED?NA POLEON FETE?THE FALL TRADE AND WHALHB8 SHIP AGENCY SPECULATION. The clipper Yankee, from Honolulu, brought .Janilwtch Islands advices to ^an Francisco to the 26th of Au C We take the following from the Polyuria* of Aug. 26: To HER Maihty the QrKEN of the Untied Kingdom ot StlTm tk.t the British nation. Your good friend, MFUA By the King?K. C. WtuB. KAMLHAMF.HA. Palace, Honolulu, 15th February, 1858. v. Vw?4/\rltt hv tlift grftCO of 6od. QttCOft of IB? ' nitGQ K'iDJf ' !u!m oV??elt Britain and Ireland, delcnder of the faith Tohi^Mafesty Kamelumeha IV-J^ng of the HswalUn Islauds. our good friend, sendeth greeting .?we have re ceivcd the letter which your Majesty^ddre3?ed to tuon> the 15th of February last, and in which you announce to ns the death of your predecessor, Mug Kamchaineha III., and vour accession to the throne. We thank you for this communication; and in conveying to you ?"r Mncere AS ara,ir'r?:Sa vS' confidently vely u)S)n our friendship andgood will while of your dominions. And so we recommend you to the .lev of June, in the year ot our Lord 185 j, and m tne ,,'(SS)'~s,r.r"p" Y^'rA,?. We learn from the Pohjnetian that a project is on foot to erect a monument to the memory of the late King. On Assumption Fay, High Mass was celebrated in honor of the Fete of Napoleon III., the Bishop of A^hlc offl ciating at the altar. In tho evening the French ComtiUs slone? Mons. l'errln, entertained at a h?nquet a select circle among whom were the Princess Victoria Kaahu manu "bine* Kamehnmeha, the United states Comm . sioner and lady, his Majesty's Ministers, etc. On the same occasion Mods. V. Chancerel entertained at dinner in tlie Hotel de France a highly delighted company. The Appropriation bill having pas** both Souses, th. extraordinary session of 1856 was brought to a clow, my ths Putxnetian, by a message trom the Mng. Th#Mllhi noi a bad one?In fact, quite as good a one as we ex acted. The fictitious appropriations (by this we mean items of expense contemplated in the bill, but which tho treasury is not expected to meet,) are not entirely don? away with, and this circumatance makes the moneys vuterl for public works appear to be a very large propor turn of the affirrpgate of tb? appropriations. A correspondent of tho Folynman savs:?Theto]Id cra_ tcr of Kihiuea is veiy aotlve, its whole surface being covered with Immense smoke and steam holes, or cones, which appear in the night like great fires. FUty or sixty of ibesMtabts were counted on the evening ot thei 8th ol August. In the southwestern portion of the crater is a. lavi lake some thiee mUca la circumference, boilingand raging furiously. From its auiface the liquid lava is continually jetted up to thirty or fitty feet, its color blood red. It makes a peculiar splashing, dead, something like, yet rery unlike, the breaking of the Burt on the shore. A very tine view of this lake '? from the banks above it. F rom this point the sight of the treat crater is truly "grand, gloomy and peculiar. On tho night of the 11th Auguat, a new ?t?ption, or a new volcano made its appearance near the summit of Maunn I on. Its location Is to tho right ot the old yol ano of Kile.uea some twenty or thirty miles, and Is at,aa levation of eight or nine tnousaud feet iabove it. With n ulf an hour or its first appearance, the whole mountain on lighted up n? if a great city was burning upon tt. It . o continued duiing the night of the 11th. but was m>t ,een again until the Tuesday (14thi following, when the . utponring of the luva could be seen, and a river of It tiftced down the mountain aide to the rlfh*, for ten mile* or more, till It was lost in the valley -vbtch lies be tween Mauna 1-oa aud Mauna Kea. Tho appearance ot this new volcano, aa aeen from Hilo, was very Wutilui. Vesuvius never shone more brilliantly, or afforded a g^nJ-r pyrotechnic display. On the 15th August at near 12 M-. another ernption was witnessed on the plain about equi distant from Mauna Loa aud Mauna Kea, and at a point where one was never before known. It was .ecu by several persons in Hilo, who represented >te ap pearance like that of the violent upheaving of fifteen Lies of earth and rock, two hundred feet In height, fol lowed t.v a laice volume of lava. Its distance la repre sented av about twenty-eight miles from Hilo. In the night this nciv volcano out a strung, lurid light, and was apparently cas logup *ui T ?f the1!:?? in a direction away from Hilo. On the night of the 17th instant, the volcanoes on the mountains ud pWi(Were distinctly seen from the channel between Hawaii and and Maui. At I.nliaina the reflection was v*rj distinct. The prospects for the tall trade at the islands are quite as promising as in any former year. ... Ihe fleet of whalers at the north this season Is not quite as latge as the past two years, but theJarger Por tion are expected to resruit here as in previous years. The number of whalers expected Is not ??r Nut so many aupplies have been shipped out this seaaou by the owners of whaleahlpe, owtaf, no 'loatb.V^,^! high prices ruling in the SUtea. Ptlll, about 2,500 tons of whalemen's supplies are known to be on it e way out. Ihe trade during the summer has been very depressed nnd confined to the local supply. Fewiships have *>uched here for recruits. Some efforts are beingmade loestab lish an agency tor supplying vessels touching >ffthe 11 ar bor. and the prospect Is that In future there will be less inconvenience in procuring good supplies of vegetables at short notice for all vessels that may need them, especially for China bound clippers Below will be found the prices now ruling In this market, though in many articles it should be stated that the in ices nre men ly nominal; and where Importations i"maS, It should he known that a very small stock "rten gluts the market, Still, .for the ahlppng expected, a talr importation of many articles is needed. MARKETS* Hoxotiic, Aug. 26.?Building material! haw com manded high liguies and quick sales, with vary United supply. Wore than three hundred houses?frame, atone and Urick, but) rinripalty the former?hare been erected in thi.s city (luting the part rix month*. Cement, $6 50. brick, (Oil. No. 17) $130 a $86: naila of ail kinds in great demand. Luml-cr?The importations of Oregon and I'uget Sound lumber for the part few months have leen very lmge and hare depressed the market. Several cargoes hav been sold at cost and charges, but the holders of steck are firm, ant! prices have advanced during the past lew (lays. Rough inch boards are held at the ya rd at $115; joist and plank at $.30 a $311. Clear pine and clap boards me SOftree and in demand, at $70 a $80 for clear pine. No large importations of shingles have been made lately, and the market is barely supplied. Oregon redwood commands (8 a $0 50 . Fnstern, #12 ft 818. Beef and pork?The stock on band is limited, and the demand in the autumn will much exceed the present supply. No sales at present. Hour?tha stock on hand, of all qualities, 1? about 2,600 bbis.. mostly in -soke, equal to a sir months* sup. ply. The impot lotions dating the past four months from Ortgon and California have boon about 2,000 bbU., which has mote than supplied the demand. A lerge portion of the imported hssi-een forced off at nucticn, below cost, and is held principally by bakers, who nre the largest n nmmers. Itoumtlr tionr is now being manufacture ' in this oity?about 400 bbis. per month?ot quality equal to tire California or Oregon, and will fully supply the de mand. Auction sales of California In sacks ?i $6 50 a 8T per S00 pound*. Domestic and imported llrst quality is held at (h a $0 60 per 200 pounds; lisxall nod (lailogo. at $12 a 812 6t ; buflbld Mills, (in tins.) at $13 a $13 50. 1 rnnsaetions very limited. Bread?The stock of navy snd Hot on band is considerable, but a large portion U In etior. A good article will beer importation, libit a held at 8e. iR',0. Hole* light. The consumption uiing 11.e fall will ? greed the present supply. 1'ro uce?I'otati eg nu'l onions are in demand (br a ord article. A large supply will be ref|ulred for the fall fleet of whaler* at l-anaina and Honolulu, *? i a eh vessel lays in from -0 to 80 barrel* of potatoes. Po tatoes ccn oisnd 2e. a 2J?c. per lb. Onions 6c. e TUc. rnr n good article. Imported produce 1* ptefrrred by the whalers to the island produce a* keeping better at sea. Provisions.?1Hioteilca of most kinds me in request, ant v ill continue so during the tali, but any large Import*, tifirs would neon glu; the market. Cheese, lar 1, pie fruits. Ameihan and < hinere preeertna, apple* peache* and raisins, will bear importation to a limited extent. Cnflke.?The sunnly if coke i? large, but It I* held at liigh raits, at lor. a 17c. for first qualities. Naval Stores ?Sales very dull, but the demand Will be fair for i II kinds cur'ng tni Ml. Whale Oil.?The stock on band is large, with few Iran-action*. The Vaqn-ro bar en gftgid 1 M'h ban(d- lor Melbourne, and a *.ilo of 100 bar tel* I'f lar lis- been made at 68c, per gallon for export to i allfomia. Kxclmnge ?<-n fen 1'ranetsco l.*,one per cent premium, "tt th<-' tales It commands 1 a 2 per cent per premium, Willi a good demand?sight drafts commanding the letter an *. It Is pnesible that during the shipping season, exehangi onthernited Hates may ho at a dl< eOnMt of five to eight per cent., bnt it -"anmd remain long so low. Pointful Ihtelllgruec, There Will l>e a Mi- Convention of the republican* o( Hi. kimer c. uiiy. at Herkimer village, em Thur-i-Uy, th? t-i'h in*t. Wsnttae Will n of MnaaachuaOtts. Hon. II. B. Stanton, d dene- i'all q COneral Nyo?n-i Hon. I). Wll *M-r r ?-* *. r't. n c sunout ' a- the f,j J IK* ocean- a.

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