Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 15, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 15, 1856 Page 2
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and la m<wt part* there baa beea, and Is now, mere ?x sttrn ? than m this city, since the shooting of Mr Dm Wd (lie elocution of hut murderer. Report* from the naming region ire remarkably favorn his. end the prospect of immcime yields are constantly tooting fairer. No extraordinary discoveries bare been made, but wherever the gold is being taken from the kaowu digging)), the fact us made more evident that It ia feexhausubie almost everywhere in California. .Agricultural purbuits are m a prosperous condition. The erops of wheat and oilier grame promise well, and *11 ether product* are as abundant u the farmer could de Sire. Farm labor ia m demand, and the markets are ?eer full of all the luxuries nauve to this productive ?eft. T be interior towns are active, the various routes of travel are thronged, and there are frequent accessions to Ike farming districts. Crimes and casualties have been numerous, but no thing of a verv aggravated nature has occurred. Mar rfegee and births transpire uninterruptedly, and quad ruply surpass the instances of dangerous disssss and dbath. Probably there never was a period when our people, even leading politicians, said less about political matters than now. No interest Is man 'Tested ia the Presidential elect. ou, no sp?cial organization of parties for the can vas 1-4.- taken place; toe t arty presses are apathotic, and all the other wires seem to be rusty and otherwise oat of repair. la Sacramento, Stockton, and other prominent cities, large meeting- have been held to endorse the proceedings of, and sympathize with. the people', reform organization of San Francisco ; and iu the m.ues and mountain villa ges the san e enthusiasm prevails. (Hi the 4th of June Gov. Johnson issued a proclamation declaring the city of dan Francisco in a state of lesurrec tt on. and calling upon all persons subject to military duty I n the Third. Fourth and Fifth military districts, to hold themselves a readineea to do warlike service, under orders of the Commauder-m Chief and his generals ot lesi-cr rank. This, and the accompanying documents, were received by the whole Statu willi mdignuion. To those who had oorrcctly eet.n~.ated the objects, past and future, of the Commr tec, gubernatorial interference seemed uncalled for. especially inasmuch as Governor Johnson withheld hie proclamation until long after there appeared any ne cessity for its issuance. Some proceeded to enroll them selves as directed, but nearly all such were friends and eseocmtes of the wretches putushed by the Com mittee. Many of the organized military com Kiies disbanded, surrendered their arms, and posi ety refused to engajre in any attack on the people. Meanwhile the Coimnittee op<'iiod the.r book? for re cruits, aad thousands hurried to join the organization. Large ijuamiuea of aims kept coming, until six thousand mos-k.-ts, thirty pieces of cannon. m.ioy smail arms and abundant ammunition and infantry accoutrements wero gathered to the rooms of the Committee. A regular ?ys tern ot military discipline was established, strong iruards were mounted, and the whole force divided into ufi regl ssentc ? a.l coinpoci d of the be t men in the city A strong breastwork of sand hags was built m the night t.me in fesct of tbe Committee rooms: a large bell sra- suspended sa tlie roof of their buildings, to give instant alarm on thu E'oach of danger, and several pieces of cannon were teo on the adjacent roots, so as to command each - treet ing to tbe fortification While these lormidablo prej<i rations were going for ward, the Goyi mor s officers and the public journals in fever of annihilating the Committee, labored excessively to obtain warriors, and succeeded in securing a ragged few hundred additional to the tierce d'-speradoes who " locked around the constitution and the Executive" 1m mt?:.atoly nn the appoarance of his proclamation. The Governor was now made to believe, by his un principled advisers, that he could at once suppress the " Stt> i.rrection." Accordingly, he went to Henicia to ?bta n arms and the various projectiles of war from the United States Arsenal; but Gen. Wool positively refused to accommodate " his Excellency, " to his great annoy ance and chagrin. While at BenU '.a, a committee of gentlemen from San Franc. -co, but not members of tbe Vigilance Committee, malted on the Governor to endeavor to induce him to withdraw his proclamation. This he would not do, and tn hw reception of the i ommittee forgot that gentlemanly deportment is as crdditable to the public otfKier as la the private cituen. He returned to .Sacramento, much incensed at General Wool, and convinced of the mysterious tact that a ?? ssob'' hail poeet sion of six thousand stand of arsis and thirty pieces of canoon. winch tliey had obtained with out h'oodufced, disturbance, or ebjoction on the part of the cwners. On the flth lost. It was deemed best by tbe Vigilance Committee to dispose of their stuck at capture 1 infamy, eoasi-ui.g of six notorious individuals. Kinistimcnt was the sentence, and the culprits were marched to the dock aad sbi pped to other Ian ? Is. Un the Mh mat. the Vigilance Committee Issued an ad drwb to the people of the state. 9uic e the tint shipment of rogues the Committee have Instructed John Crowe, J. W llagley, James Beunesey, Wiiiiam Hamilton. William, alias Jack Maguire, James CnsHk. Terrence Kelley and John Lawler to leave the (Hate ot California, never to return, on or b?fore the 20th af June. They most go! arrwla >.??? mide s n it before the work of the Committee is completed the exports af knavery will have Ear surpassed the imports. At noon on the 14th an immense mass meeting was bekl of the friends of tbe Vigilance Committee, at whicli Bailie Pay ton presided. Able addresses were delivered, and resolutions adopted. The govern mint forces have, as yet. mads no hostile Bent, though they have gone into camp near in.i sinces was dull, and the city was never so quiet and ffirtsrly ? ? Address of the VlgUjutre Committee. to the nana or ialikor.ua. The Committee of Vifi lance, placed in the position tbey sow occupy by the voice and countenance of the va?t mm fm tty of their fellow citizens, as executors of their will, desire to define the necewity which has forced thu peo ple into their present orgamzntioa. Great public emergencies demand prompt and vigorous remtd.es Tbe tie- -pie? >ong suffering under an o.ganlsed desixi>sm which has invaded their liberties ? squandered their property ? usurped their offices of trust and emolu mcnu ? ?x iangered their live ? prevented the expression of their will through the ball'4 box. and < -rr ipu 1 the channels of Justice ? have now arisen in virtue ol their feheret.1 right and power. All political, religious aid aectHnal differences aad issues have given way to the paramount necewity of a tboroufh and fundamental re form and purification of the social and political body. Iks voice of a whole people has demanded union aad or Ciaauott as the only means of making our laws efTe : , and regaining the rights of free speech, free vote aad public safety. For years they hare patiently waited and striven, ia a aaaceabM- manner, and in accordance w ith the torus of few, to relorm the abuses which have made our city a by word fraud and violence have filed every effcrt, and tbe laws to whs h the people looked for protection. while distorted and rendered diet* in practice, so as to shield the vile, have been used as a powerful eufciue to tasteu ?peri i, v . ? 'He As republicans, we looked to the ballot box as our safe guard and sure remedy. Hut >o effectually and so long was its vice "mothered the votes de|io-ite.| In it by free men sa entirely outnumbers! by ballots thrust la through fraud ft midnight, or nullifled by the false counts of M and inspectors of elections at noonday. that many Oo?i t ted wl.etU.-r the majority ol thu people were not Utter ty corrupt. organised gang* of bad men of all political parties, er wbo assumed any (articular creed from mercenary and ?arrufit motives, have parcelled out oar offices among two." ps. or sold -item to the luabe-t bidders; Have providesl themselves with convenient UnU tn ahey then nod, as clerks, inspectors and judges of ele-i ?aa. Uave emp oyad bullies and professional Ighters to de stray tally .tsts by fore- . and prevent peaceable c, fer m aroertamtng. in a lawful manner, the tr ie number ef votes i? led at our elecMnw Aad bare i?ed cunn.ii|ly niatrlvod ' allot lioxes, with feiee sides and bottoms, so prepared that by mean* nf a sprtag sr slide sfeirv - tickets eoncealad th- re previous Is the elation, could ue mingled wi'li genuiue votes. Of all this we have the m-- 1 Irrefraga >le pristft Fe fessi froni otlier .amis and !tate<, and inr'oiirteted crimi aals eqiially as bad, have lhas controlled p?ibifc lead' and properti and have often amaa-<-d a mid en ftrtniw* with out havmg done *an honest day s work with head er hands Tn us the fair mherttaace of our city has ee?n embeAZied and squandered ? our -Greets and wharves are la rums, and the miserable entailment nf an enormori* debt will bequeath sorrow and poverty to another gene ration The .iiry b?x has beea tampered with, aad our jury trial* have beea amde In ?luel.l the hindrsd <4 murderers wfcase red ban. Is have cemented tin- tyranny and si tsstceii with the bow.e knife and the pi-tnl. not ?aly the tree v?ne of sn indignant prees, but the sbtfclderiag re bn? ? Of the outraged ttti?-n fo our ?name be it ?et tl>at the Inhabitants of distant lands already know thai cotrupt men in office, as well as gamb n, shoulder strikers and other vtle tools of uiMcru pabxw leaders best aa a and ?h?a? down witli impunity, as wetl pea< ?able and unstfending ? itizens as thoee <mt nest ?? ?' i' > !.'??( baaard of thstr and with singl< iiess nf heart, have sought la a lawful manner, to thwart >cbem<a of public plunder or to aw* ken mve-tiaation. Embodie.1 in the principles nf republican governments are the truths tl^t the majority should rule and when corrupt officials, wlsi have frmiduleatly s?iisei| the rules of authority. de-lgn<-dly fewer*, tbe exerutl<? of the laws, aad avert punishment from the ra-torlously guMtv . the pow er they usurp reverts back to the [>eepte rrom wliom it was wrested Realising th<-?e troths, and confident that ih?y were carrying out tbe will of the vast majority of tbe ciu rens < i ihi? ccentr the (Ommittee <4 Vlgilaaee tiader ? solemn settee of the responsibility teat r<-ted upon them, havecelndy aad dl?paeetonately weighed thee viden -es be tere Uiem ami decreed tbe death of* tee aad banishment to ethers wbo by their crimes aad rtllaalea had stain< 4 surf air and #1 thoee that were baaisbed, tins com parativeiy moderate puatahaseet was cboesn, net be cauee ignomieseie d<etb was not deserved, but thst t!ie rr or d any. might surely be upon the (id ? of mercy to he criminal Tie r* are others scarcely leas gsilty against whom the same punmbment has been decreed, but tbey have been allowed farther time to arrange for their Inal deanrtnre, aad with the hope that permission to depart voluntarily might Induce repentance, and repenUoee amendment, they tieve been sufferet to ..boose w.thm I unite their own time and method nf amn( Thus for, aad throughout their arduous duties, they have been and will be guided by the inset nnasi IWiiin ronvietsoaa of imperative duty , and tbey ??rnc*tly hope that in endeavoring to mete out merciful justice to the m their counsel* may be so guided by tliat Power whose tribunal we shall all stand, that ia the vt ef sfesr life, aarid the calm reBectfemi ape. aad si the clear ew he foe ad aothtag we would regr?S or wish to change 1 We have no friends to reward, ao ea>>mwe to punish, mo nrfvale eBda to aoenmplleh Oar single, beartffclt aim is the public good the purg |gg fhst mm oommeaity of these abainloned characters whose actions have beea STtl OSMlBaaUy, and have final Meed epos as the efforts we are new making We have ae favoritism as a body, nor shall there be evinced, to aay ?f ewr arts, either partiality for, or prejuds-e against any rare, sect or party While thai fer we have eot discovered on the pert of n.,f grwrtm rrir aay aidicatioaa of lack of sadden, e aad bars ?e reaaoa la doabt that tbe great majorWy of the inhabitants 0 lit opwty ?BU?ri.ti out acts, and deslr? us to cob tin as the work or weeding out the irreclaimable characters from the community . we have, with deep regret, seen that nbm of tlM State authorities have felt It their duly to or ganize a (t ree to reaial us. It is Dot impossible for us to realise that not only these who have sought place with a view to public plunder, but also those gentlemen who. In accepting offices to which they were honestly elected, have sworn to support the laws of the Stafe of California, find It difficult to rwooacile their supposed duties with acqui escence in the acta of the Committee of Vigilance, since they do not reflect that perhaps more than three fourths of the people v>f the entire Hum sympathise with and endorse our efforts, and as that all law emanates from the people, so that, when the laws thus enacted, are not executed, the power returns to the people ami is theirs whenever they may choose to exercise It. These gentlemen would not have herniated to acknowledge the self evident truth had the people chosen to make their preseat movement a complete revolution, recalled all the power they bad dele gated, sod reissued it to new agents under new forma. Vow, because the people have net seen rtt to reaume all the po^rers they have onnflded to executive or legislative oflcers, it certainly does not follow that they cannot, la the e*crcise of their inherent sovereign power, witbalraw from corruptrand unfaithful servants the authority they have used to thwart the ends of justice. Those officers whose mistaken sense of duty leads them to array themselves againt the determined acMoa ef the people, whose servants they have became, may be re spected, while thetr errors may be regretted, but noae I can envy the future retlectic na of that aaaa who, whether m the heat of maliguant passion, or with the vain hope of preserving by violence a position obtained through fraud and bribery, seeks, ender the color of law, to enlist the outcasts of society as a hireling soldiery in the service of the State, or urges criminals, by hope* of plunder, to con tinue, at the coe t of civil war, the reign of ballot box staf fers, suborners of witnesses, and tamperers with the jury bo*. The Coirmittee oft Vigilance believe that the people have entrusted to them the duty o< gathering evidence, and, alter due trial, expelliug from the community those ruf fians and areaaslns who have so long outraged the peace and good order of society, vioiaied the ballot box, over ridden law and thwarted justice Beyond the duties incident to this we do not desire to intertere with the details of government. We have spared and shall spare no effort to avoid bloodshed or civil war. but imdeterred by threats or op posing organizations, .shall continue, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must, this work of reform, to which we have pledged our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Our labors have been arduo 10, our deliberations hay* been cautious, our determinations tlrm, our counsels pru dent. our motives pure; ard while regretting the 1 111 peri nus necessity which called us into action, we are anxious 1 1 .at this necsMty should exist no longer; and when our labors (hall have been accomplished, whea the commu nity shall be freed from the evils it l.as so long endured ? when we have insured to our cit /..-us an honest and vigo rous protection of their rt<htd ? then the Committee of Vigilance will und great pleasure 111 resigning their power into the hands of the i?eople l'rom whom it was received 1'ublished by order of the committee. (f^eal of the committee.) SSCRKTifiT. Constitution of the Committee of VlgUwcc of ten FrojtcUro. ADOPTED MAT 15, 1856. Where as it had become apparent to the citizens of Sac Francisco that there U no security lor life end property, either under the regulations of sxiety as it at present exists, or under the laws an n?w ailmiuistpred, and that, by the association together of bad characters, our ballet b?ns have been stolen, ami others substituted or stutled with votes that were never polled, and thereby our elec tions nullified ? our <leartst rights violated ? and no other method lett by which tlie will of the people can be mani festo! ? Therefore, the citixciis whose names are hereunto at tached do unite theraelvos iuto an association fur the maintenance of the peat* and good order of society ? the prevention and pum-hment of crime ? the preservation of our lives and property, and to insure that our ballot-boxes shall liereafter express the actual aud unforced will ol the majority of our citizens; and we do bind ourselves each unto the other, by a solemn oath, to do afid perform every ju t and lawful act for the maintenarce of law ano order, and to sustain the laws when faithfully and pro a administered. But we are determined that no thief, ar, incendiary. aasassia, ballot box stutter, or other disturbers of Uie fwoce, shall cncape punishment, either by the quibbles ot the law, the insecurity of pnaoos, the carelewness or corruption of the police, or a laxity ol ihcwe who pretend to administer justice , aud to secure the objects of this association we do hereby agree ? 1st. That the name and style of this association shall be the Committee of Vigilance, for the protection of tho bal lot box, the lives liberty aud proierty of the citizens and D SRit-nu of the city ot San Francisce. 2d. That there shall be roams for the deliberations of the commit '.ee, at which there shall be some one or more members of lie committee, apponted for that purpose, in constant attendance at all hours of the day and night, to receive the report of any nu mber of the association, or of any other person or persons whatsoever, of any act of violence done to the person or property or any citizen ors*an Francisco; and if, in the judgment of the member or members of the committee present, it be such all act as justifies or demands the interference of this coniraittoe, either in aiding m the execution of the laws, or the prompt and mromary punishment of the ott'eaoar, the committee shall be at once assembled for the purpose of taking such action as a minority ot them, when assem bled, shall determine upon. &1. That it shall be the duty of any member or mem hers of the Committee on duty at the Committee rooms, whenever a general assemblage of the Committee is deemed necessary, to cause a call to be made in such ? manner is shall lie found advi-able. 4th. That whereas an Kxecutivc Committee has been choy n by the General Committee, it shall be the duty of said Kxecutive Comm.ttee to deliberate and act upon all lib pot tant questions, und deride upon the measures ne cessary to carry out the oluecls for which this assort a Uon was fbimcd. 6th That whereas this Com mi '.tee has been organised into (ub-dn is ions, the Kxec utivc ^Committee shall bars Err to (all. when they shall s<i determine, tpon n d of l>ele|ates. to consul of three representatives from each division, to coni< r with them ujs.n matters of vital .mportance. mh That all matters of detail shall be embraced In a code of by laws. 7th. That the action of this body shall be entirely and r gerously free from all consideration of, or participation in, the merits or demerits, or opinion or acts, of any and all sects, political parties, or sectional divisions in the t (immunity ; and e\ ery c la > of orderly citizens, of what e^ er sect, party, or nativity, may become members o( this body. No discussion ef potitioal, sectional or sec tarian subjects shall be allowed in the rooms of the a*o ciatiw. 8th That no person a cased before this body shall be punished until after Cstr and impartial trial aid convic tion Wh That whenever tlie General Oommittee have assem bled for de. iteration. the decision of the majority upon any queetien that may be submitted to them by the u ecutive Committee, shall be hludieK upowlhe whole l'ro \ ided, wvcrthelass, that wti. n the delegates are de'ibe ra?irg upon the piinii-htietit to be awarded to any crimi nal', no vol# inflicting the death iwnalty shall be binding, unless i assed by two Uiirls of thorn present and entitled to vote lOtii That all gnodcit zen shall be eligible for a/mission to tli s body, under "'ich regulations as may be pr- t -rib ed l y a < ommitlee on fislifcilM and if any unworthy persons gain adln ssion they shall on dne proof be ex pel led And believing ourselves to be exec itors of the * ill ? f the majority of our citizens, w? do pMn our ?a cred honor to defend ami tnstaln ear h other in .arrylng out the determined action of this committee At the liasar I of our Uvea and oar Ibrtiinen. Warlike Pitparstless Wtrwigth of the Op* posing Fortes. [From the fcan Irao' ieco Buliefn, June 7 ] The rooveman' i of yesterday after n- ?>o and ev< rung were really indicative of active warfare, i-v h oi the < 'intending lact.oi.* were hastiy engaged in (. r '|><riag for the contest The people are -ak ng ltd?, an 1 ev h org mi zatton m receiving recruit! from such as are willing to identify themreivss in this -tmggle By far the grm est number are joining the Committee, anl their numbers are now ? w?iled to about six thousand man. while the npt>ns tK'ti d* n<>t claim to have but one third tliat ?amber or about 1M, while yesterday moMni th< y estimated that they had 3.000 and would have 10,000 by this evening. This looks a Utile like a retrograde or t hlse estimate. As m i' has people may strive to ?> ipi^.-v the troth of Utese matters, it cannot be den ie I that the Committee have enrolled Ave times the nuiaber of the opposition. The Glsfce of this morning glvm the following as the prohabk- fort e of the law and murder party, whfc 1 may per hap- be about the true number w tit< ir army ; ? It Ashe's (Navel vgent) Company, men no Calhciii Renham'i (omtaaf 70 T Hayes (County (Xerk > Comiony 0>i J fbiyes' (9 N. Marvevor (ieneeal i i'->mpany M J A Monroe's (Clerk C. B. IsstrwA (tourt) < vmpany 101 J. Herbert's (Crescent !to. 101 Company to P. ? F'egan s ^Jarksoii C.uardii Company HO B F Ryan's (Bars#eld linards) Comiooy 00 R C Jarraa's (Han frannseo Bl??~ ( Company #0 P. C MeCarty ? (Engine No 1) ( o?n(suiy to I.. K Riggs (Marion Biie?) C ompany 06 Mr Wistar's (Col. Baker s imrtner; Oompany 70 (aptain SWfTer s Company *0 Hall M. A Ulster's Coenpany 00 ( ??I J !? Rtevenaon ? Company, enlisted by General Bibbe St the (Mf Hall V> ? lenn ? (Continental) Compisny,, to ? ? i'oiw.k ' (Vatiowal i>uards) Uimiaay ftl (?rand tiAst 1,'Jlfl Iwdiat one l aif, a (sir proportion, lor exaggeration' . (MM Probable total 10* rotrr vmilakcr. The fVimmnte* have fortified their headquarters very perfect y and in such a manner as will reader toem se cure agn nst any a lack that may l>e made upon Uietn by any odd* and enda tint are raiding under the ban n>-r< ef cov .lohnsoti and (len Sherman Snee the muster of the enemy, tie Committee have been strongly guarding every imnt by additional ordnance of v i flews deartl|M?ms, as ir-li as ?t>ch small aim* a- e?e.| I be oh ?fiin? ' Itir ng the stvrnoon a heavy pounder, which han been lying at North I'oint for a long tim?, waa move I op to the "fort," and plnated in fimt of the rooms, with Mr ugi> l?'"king nvirrle beanag up lows Tin* m.tmmoth gnr. ?hl<h has dene ?ime service in it- d.iy was an oh|?(t of gr' it cnrioetty and was viewed by thou-ands who risitrd the room- IB trie after p irt of the da> and ei enlng The movements of the opposition, and ?oe> vague rumors tliat were |mt afloxt. indu< ed llie (irtnd Mar<hnl to aseemble bis forces <n the evening for in-true !>?na and drfll. mid Uie seat of war pre?ented a very ani mated apt>earanre The room' wt re crowded by the divi-i'm- that were marHnwi into the building, ami thou, sands were gathered about tlia street* n the vtclinly, drswn tlntber by Uw noneWl movements. Tlieir v ces were not needed, however, ?< it appeared that the law and m trder pnrt were neprepared to make the grand demon (ration -o long tallied A trong f i?rd was detailed for the night and after Bie ?tr 't^ iurnl aud ?tir of early evening, the night pn?eed < f i|'itetly It was ex fieeted mat the f omm?nder m-Clnef would ar rive by tlie boat last night, but he deMred his visit it is ?nid, until th'? evening, when he will n all pmhai>il% lake Uie command of bis piebald forces ii person, with a View of exterminating the Committee. PRfLLfb Thf several c?j*i,.es were actively engaged yett?r day. at their inwrin, 1? drilling preparatory to Use im pending struggle. Chpl Hay ee' company of mouuUxl mon WN to the saddle all day, at the Mission, Suing them selves lor duty. Be baa about sixty men, who are armed with sabres ao<l pbsUila. Tike same warlike movements were otaerved by lite Committee at thett rooms ail day. MO HI ARMS. The Committee aecured an additioa of thirteen httndrod stand of muskets from a ship lying in the harbor. This swells their number to about 8 re thousand, and furniih ea then with all that la necessary for their defence. Most of ttieir guns are kept loaded and ready Ibr use at a mo ment '8 warning'. The roosaa were filled yesterday from msrnlDg till night, with men holdingathemselve? in rea<U ness to defend the quartan* aa well aa the principled of tike Committee. UNITED STARS 4K7M8. The "law and order" me* went over to Rincen Point yesterday, to get the United States guns ; but they found a guard of Uncle Sun's boys tfcere. who Informed these pirates that they would have to walk over their dead bo dies to reach the guns. They concluded to let them aieoe, and do without them. H Is diflicuK to imagine what use they could have for these pieces, as they cannot mutter men enough to man them properly. It wks ru mored yesterday that an application had been made to Gen. Kktill to enrol the couvicti in this service, but the General declined to accede to this request. The raukg of the opposition are daily thinning out by departures from the Hate of such persons as suspect the eyes of the Com mittee are upou them. We have heard of several who had very urgent business East at the time of the sailing of the last >tc*mer, und took passage for New York. Others are taking sailirg vessels, and some are tle^int; into the interior for safety. They would do well not to let themselves be known in the mountains, as there would be no chance for them there. NOTICE TO LEAVE. In pursuance of their labors, they have investigated the character and reputation <>f several persons iu our midst, and have decided that many of them shall remove from hence. From the following document which wo have received from tin Committee, it seems there are eight persons who stand condemned to banishment from our shores ? pea;eab)y if they will, hut forcibly if they resist : ? Room or the Vigilance Committee, June 9, l-5ti. Editors Alt a ?By order of the Kxecutive Committee of Vigilance, I hand you herewith the entire lilt of those per sons who, up iu this time, hare been ordered u> leave the Mate on or be lore the 20th inst JOHN CROWK, J. W. KAiil.KY. JAMKS HKXNKSSEY, WM. II AMn.TON, KM . alms JACK McMUIRK, JAMKS t'l'MCK, TERRENCK KK1.I.HY, JOHN LAWIJSR. Seal.] 33 SeCKETART. This swells the list to twenty two so tar &s is tnown, and there are probably as many more who have quietly absented themselves. The catalogue no m stanl as fol lows : ? J. P. Casey, Ed. McOowan, Charles Cora, Peter Wlghtman, Jaiues Sullivan, John Crowe, Wm Mulligan, James Cusick, Wm. Carr, J. W. Hagley, Kdw. Bulger, Wm. Hamilton, M. Gallagher, Jack MeG litre, Wooley Kearny, James Hennessey, Mill Lewis, Ttrrsasa Keliey, Jim White, James Burk, John Lawler, C. P. Duane. This, it must be admitted, is aather a dark list, and comprises a strong lorce from the ranks of the law and murder paity of this city. We would not wish to say anything to unnecegiarily injure the footings of any wbo are al>out to leave, as there may be some here desig Dated who have determined upon a reformation. But these parties will, in their candid Boments, if they have any, admit there is much of justice in their sentence. They well know what has been their conduct and charac ter in this city-, and when they review their past career, they will all undoubtedly feel to say, as did the prisoner Mulligan, that his punishment was merited, and he had no complaint to make against his accusers. NOTICE FOR JAMES CUSICK TO LEAVE. Executive Committee Chamsers. ) Ham Francisco, June 6. 1MM. > James Cihice? f IB The Committee ot Vigilance, after lull investigation and declaration, have declared you guii'y of being a notoriously bad cliaracter and dangerous person, a disturber of the peace, a violator of the purity and integrity of the ballet box, and have accordingly adjudged the following lenience : ? That you, James Cusick. leave the State of California oa or before the twentieth On In day of June, 1866, never to return, under the severest penalties. In wiiiiess a hereof, the aealof the Committee of Vigilance is hereunto attached, iiy order of the Committee. [seal.] 33, Secretary. CCSICE'S LETTER. To the VtciLAxra Committee or Ha* Fuamcisco? I some days sines received a note purporting to have issued from )ourbo<ty, charging me with being a dangerous and diarepu table rbtraetrr? with being concerned in election frauds? and ordering me to leave the Stale. On the lilt Li instant I forwarded to you a letter denying Un charges against me and demanding an invesUgation. To this communication 1 have received no reply. 1 cannot, ta justice to myself and my taraily , consent to rest under the imp ulatinu of theae charges, ami by absenting my aek Irom tiie Htate tacitly admit tbeir truth. II. as the newspapers in your Interest assert, you act only upon proof, and do not desire to allow the power you hold t?i be made an engine of private malice, you cannot r"i use me an opportunity at confronting those who accuse me, and proving my entire Innocence of the otlenre* against ma. Iluring my residence in this place, 1 have supported myaelf by lionest labor, and have been in no manner eugaged In any frauds upou tin ballot box. I acted aa olle er of election only on one eecaslon, and then the party to which I was attache' I wa? defeated in In) ward. 1 ni w demand .is a simple set of jtfftW th it the erfclenne Sgan St me. as well as the names ol the wttn-ssas, he made puldle, and thai I have a public opportunity belore a tribunal aptxdirtcd by \ ourselves to be heard In niy defence. It tills IS granted, I am confident I will be able to vindicate jny-eif. It you deny m< this right. I will certainly refase lo comply with your (ointnaiuls, and apply for protection to the laws ol n.y country. Signed i JAMKS CUSICK. Pa.> Fhamisco, June 14, 1146. JOHN CKtiWK'H LETTER. To THE Pt'BLie? The undersign' d. before leaving lhl? Stale, feela i ailed ii|hiii lo make a short statement in regard to the causes which have led to his departure. The charges preti rred against me. and which have eauaed my l?niahiiient. are, that I have been In this city and S-w t?r b ans, a prtfSSaiUMsl I. allot hoi snifter. Now 1 deny these charges most emplialieally and ix>slilvely, and aascrt th.it 1 never w *? a judge, inspector or clerk of any election never stufled l?llot box myseif. Dor paid ur in as y wise couture I at one s being stuffed by Mbers, at an> general electkm in this Mate, or i laewhere I also deny, most pwKii ely and unequi vocally, tliat 1 ever used my talltsg's to convey mei^rom one poll to another, In order thai they might vote more than onee. I take this orcaaainn to return my thanks to ileme gentb ru> -,. of the press who have re* taken the opportunity afford' d iliem l>y the action of the Vigilance Committee, lo villify aiel i> i km tii> ihuraetrr. JOHN CStHi K. Rati Francisco, June 19th. INK. A Weniln*? Staled from I'niitr. The Sacramento Stale Journal, -ays tic Sui Krancuaco 9mm. contain* tbe following eij;[iilWaOt warning to Ih mobile* of Ibi* city, aud one, to cair certain kbowktlg. they will do well to heed before It I* too late 1: ?? .r ?trecta are to be deluged with the blood of the |r?t ?, who now re?el in "Fort Vigilance," and hundred* ol wn.- Mdi wMiowa, Mil children Milt htbwlw. our akirt* will b? un- tamed wltb th*tr Mooil, for we nav. warned, plead and entreated them to dlxbaud. and de-l'l fn in tbelr hl|ib banded crime* aud outrage* agalnat tli< I mwtltution aud law* of our State. l/>ng< r torlir tvrun :? ba? cca?-ed to be a virtue, and the civ il and military U? of the -tat. tnu.-t and will be enforced : ? The eondltk.fi of uttair ? remain* unchanged. It I* *al>l iha' U?e fnerxlf of law mid order at fcau do not Urk ?>1 dtri*. More ihin .twain I. of two bare collated to malar 1 ? , 'iii. unci!) .nd In a dbortttme. If we ml? he Vldlaacc foMMttM will Bad that they hate Ix-en | nf In mM *at nrtty on a volcano. We warn tho* traitor* to pile op the aand ha?? on thetr focttlnallon in perie?t their alien alllea In ihe art of war W> mam lata alrepleaa > t^iUne. , tor a ahell U preparing for them that will bio* heir organiialkau to atom* l.et not a Kr?-n?-t. mittt alefw mi hi* watrh, permit not a Oeraan to lay aa?le h ? trttrket tet "Tery alien rand true to hlapoet. for the day of re tnlutt. n -III a* uredly arrive. Reatguatloii of Ucnml Sherman. TO MT ntlKNt* IX CALIFORNIA. When at llenKia. laxt night, 1 pia< ? I m the hand* > (.orernor Johmon lb? resignation <>f the comtiiH lno <?? Major 1. "fn ral, under whn h I hare been acting for -oin weak*. I dul no for many rea. ? in. a. id le< tlie-te be mi ander?too<l by my friend*, or tortur d to nom ba*e n |??e by an enemy, I tuunt in justice to my?.'lf nuke tb< .1 public. 1 tbwk I hare already raid and done enough to c"v *:dc? all that I am not an advocate i4 the Vn Ian.-* c , .1 lnitt.-e , and while! I would have contributed my 1 lance to .fci? I from our mid*t all 1 wdie?, balM ?..?* -t-i*i er* mid rliou ler utrlter* it ? ??.Id only be in the cation of er nie I. iral node, which I U liere dt*?? ctj-t and not l^r reporting to Uie organisation of a commute!. wbi< h 11 the enforcement of it- dw reix h*? ben, ?ompelted to re>t?l th< authority of tla? <?urn olth. r* o' tbe law. Whin however tbe V ik- i,.n' e ( ommittei- had heiom. ir. -lalh d in power, and I bad received the order* of th. Governor to organize the mnitia to aid tin Sherifl -i the execution 'tf hi- duty, I did my b??t to Inlluence arid otniiiiaad a. good eitlieni to enrol tv-maelviw into ???n pane*. pr< mimtig wl "n a *itflM-.ient numbei wen in lieted prOV,W-<l the ne.e*-ny eUlt contiii'K 1, to a/nj, e?|?ip and ni'.fter thrfi) inU. tin- ?ervi. o( ,. ?!?!?. ! baeed twy proim-e of arming the enr 'lod ni; itm on a verbal wura* <? given U tiovernor Jol,n-<?i i.y (,. iu ra! Wort, io my preaeni ?, to i?*>ie from the United "uiw Ar-e?i,l. on a proper requmtion, -??< t* am. .in., ni nitioo nf war a* the ann-reem y ought call for. It . now M. .Oftger a .1. -?t th.ll when the w-l!.| ' tKin tar nwle 1; naral Wi*.l had ? hanged h m id. and ba<l dlea overed that be ba?l not the legal |>owur in graait the reqoeat. I have at all time* endeavored to ealm 1 he P'ihl?<- ev nirmetit K'vlng order- that no men i-nn , e.| in the -cr V ee of the tatr rhould e*b bit tlaa-m- elve* on th< *treet a. aod ran I toned th<' tt.ore r?-aioi t' ri , t ., ,, ,ng e*i Iting larign.iii" Within Uie baarir ," nf otlier' and, in the ftill belief that ?.me peai el ,1 -..l itnin w ilo prt vent ??< If foe the com pit -a ted Mate of all nr- I hare roun a.lbd moderate in and forbeau-anre for, knowim- tint the \ igilanre Committee would UieTi-<Jve^ *ee that .h?-irt.reai.i?taori mn<l ? om< t" an and, . v<al thai tb. f wo?dd dl?i airer tbat the ?o>>ner ti.ey aairren lei "d tb? ir power tbe eaeier II Weild be of a> . tripl^hment Rait I *m forced to conclude that the. ? mu b rate ro'in-rl? did not rotn'-lde with th? view* of (iorerimr Jobii">n, and in Wtien to him I frit iKmnd to alford h m Iji op porl'inny to pe|e? t aofne repre?entatlv e lu re Wlio . ,<|. ,n air. m.iTf ? i-oriint Wltfi hi* own At Mil name time I rr. net bear testimony to the high aud r.hiralroua ??*??? of my which iiaa actuated tha Governor in all my Inver ca urae with him I tr tli< Vigilance Committee will dt<band absolutely aid in fkal that they will frrego all q nibbva and prwie, aril f>uln.it U> the law n.aking - nh re? hie ?..nc<w ? k ta a* are demanded by the tiovernor in bi? pro. lam 1 j n ft? h a atep woatlal reflect high credit on tbe?e gen tl? mew would at once reelora |iear,e aod <|uiet and relieve * mind* of the frara and appreli'muon" that e?miot be Ba cealed W f. ,-IlKJttlAN tf.ltiey f? Howard baa been appointed - nxeaaor to I (Hi eral (feeraan Realg[?ntloaa af Narahal Vorth. tw? rTwr mr towahwi ** rtm cation or th? orncKw*. RamptoB North, R*1 . ( ity Marahal <4 Mn Franc laen, inw irrdered hi* reatfoauon of tha offoa whnh he bat

hei-t for tbe pa*t y*ar Mr North la a gentleman well know? In thl* tr.mm unity a* aa hotinr^ble and true hearteal r.M md ont of u>f ?oit <jf,r en| offi. orathu ??er Mrr^ tbe city. He commenced upon the polta* service of this city nearly seven year- ago, uid hu occupie<l every Mi Ikjci in the de|>arlmenl from priva e up to Marshal, and has tilled every station faithfully. Be t# Induced to take this step trom a conviction of duty to hta constituents, in view of the present state of governmental affairs ; and ruber than fill an office which any oonside rable portion of his constituent* migbt wish to see vi ta ted, he ha? chosen to surrender to the people the au thority with which they have clothed him. In doing thia be yields a lucrative positioa which he is entitled to for the ensuing six mouths, which, considering hu present pecuniary embarrassments consequent upon the neglect of the Council to pay bis bills for keeping the oity prison ers, la a great sacrifice on his part. But he is willing to forego this, if by so doing be can be instrumental in re storing confidence in the laws and constitutional authori ties of the city. We hoie other >fflcer? will follow bis eximple, and thus remove the objection which is urged to the ditbanduent of the Vigilance Committee. The fol lowing la a copy of bis resignation : ? To the Hon. Jambs Van Nr..**, Mayor, and to the Common Council of the city of Kan Francisco:? UmTLMia-1 beg herewith to tender to you, aad through you to my oooatituenta. my resignation ol the office of City Marshal or the city ut'Sao Francisco, to which I was duly elect ed on the 2X1 h day of May, 1MM. lio pin# this action may t?-nd (o restore lh.it harmony in the present distracted affairs of this community, I remain moat re spectfully, Your obedient servant, HAMPTON NORTH. Saw Frascisco, June 10, 1*66. CenAnnee with the Governor. On Saturday evening a number of the most respectable citizens of San Francisco went on their own responsibility to Benicia, lor tbe purpose of having a conference with Gov. Johnson, in relation to tbe existing state of attaint In San Francisco. A member of the committee has kindly fur nitbed us with tbe result of tbe conference. The billow ing is tbe letter sent to tbe Governor: ? Be.nicia, Juno 7, 18iHL To His Excmabnct J. Neelt Johnson, Governor or Calj roiiNiA ? Sin? The undersigned. citizens of San Francisco, on their ow n liehalf, and on behalf of a large portion of the people of that city, respectfully ask a personal interview with your Ex cellency, touching the present alarming crisis in Its alfairs. J. It. CROCKETT, K. W. KARL, P. W. MACONDRAY. JAMES T. THORNTON, H. S. FOOTK, JAMES DON AH I' K, M. R. ROBERTS, JOHN J. WILLIAMS, JOHN SIMK, HAI.IK PEYTON, U. W. P. BISHKLL. TDK CONFIKKNCK. When tbe Committee reached the door of tho Solano Bote), Col. Crockett inquired for Gov. Johnson. Judge Terry replied that any communication for tbe flWWOf must be addressed to him in writing. This remark w.us refuted by Volncy Howard, Ksq. A rooin was then procured, and a note written by Col. Crockett, on the part of tie committee, soliciting an interview. Mr. Bis - sell, Mr. Thornton and Mr. Karl were requested to deliver it to tbe Governor ; on reading which the Governor re Slied that be would be bappy to receive the Committee. ol. Trxkett, as Chairman of tbe Committee, was re quested to state to Gov. Johnson the obtoct of our inter view. This was done in a calm, sensiole and dis|ias sionate manner. Be stated that we came there at tho re quest of a number of the citizeus of San Francisco, be longing to no party, but actuated solely by a desire t ? avoid the serious calamity impending over the city and State. He stated, iu emphatic terms, that the Comuiittee of which lie was Chairman had uo connection with the Vigilance Committee or its movements; deciarod he was not authorized to speak specially for the Com mittee, but felt authorized to assure the Governor no danger existed of any fur her action on the part ot the Committee which would be ca'culated to bring them into collision with the civil authorities, and gave special as tsurance that they would berealter vield obedience to all writs of habeas corpus which might be addressed to them, and tbat they would desist In tuture from any ex hibition of arms on the street, or in public places, and subjoining that resolutions to that effect have been adopt ed by the Committee, and which were in 'bis pousessiou. Colonel Crockett further stated tbat he, and the gentle men assreiated with him at present as a committee, had that day visited the rooms of the Committee of YlgllMW tor the purpose ol urging on them the adoption ol a plan ol pacification aad settlement of quite a comprehensive and eatisfhitory character, but which they bad not had Ume to consider prior to our leaving the city. Ba Ma eluded by urging in the most earnest minncr thai the Gtvernor should not precipitate tbe crisis, assuring him that if be would desist Irom so doing tbe Committee of Vigilance would, in a few days, voluntarily disbaud. and peace and order would once more be restored to the coma unity. Wbeu tbe Committee eutered the room of Governor Johnson there were present ? His Kxcellency; General Douglas, Secretary ot State, Judge Terry, of the Supreme Court. Major tieneral Howard, of the Sacramento Dm sion . Major General Sherman, of the San Francisco Ihvl sion; Brigadier Meueral McCorkle, of the Marysvllle Ihvi non, Mr. White, of the Slate Journal-, Mr. Joues, of Hal mer.Cook \ Co. , Mr. Kowe, Aid de Camp to tbe Governor C?l. Baker, of San Francisco? this last was present by invitation of Col. Crockett and Gov. Johnson. After Col. Crockett bail concluded his statement, the Governor replied tbat be would give bis answer iu writ ing. The Committee then retired, luaving tbe gentlemen above named with tbe Governor. Tbe following is lite reply of Governor Johnson, made to the ConimilUe alter the coufereuce:? Bemcia, Cal. , June 7. KV> Hon. J. B. c#ockktt, and othkms, t 'omhitti.k riom Cm sras or San Frascisco ? Cutuso? lu reply lo the verbal communication ma le III n.e I III- evening In I elation lo the existing cnlidttl itt.i I - n ibe ell) of San FranelSM> 1 have to iiav that the hope yon have expressed that ibe unhappy dllliculties of which yn have made mention may be terminated without bloods!) fully aceotds with my own desire; and I ran assure you that nothing sliall be done upon my part which will not Imper i lively be remit red necessary lo secure a compliance w ith tn< executive proclamation issued by me ud tlx- 3d Inst. By virtue of the constitution ol" this State It la made my dut> lo enforce the execution of the laws. This duty I shall per lorm. ami If, unhappily a collision occurs, and "injure Is or property result, the responsibility must rest upon tho-e whodlsiegard the authority of the Stale Very respectfully, your obedient servant. J. NEKI.Y JOHNSON The Governor and Matrsmenta Committee. We publish below the reiwrt made by the committee o. the cilixcns of Sacramento, wbo waited upon Govsrnoi Johmon for the purpoee of bringing ah nit. if |?ssibla, an amicable settlement of the existing difficulty between Bw lnconi|?tency and the peoplaof ibis city. The report ex plains itself ? REPORT. Your committee, through its chairman, solicited ot H.e Governor a personal inter* k-w. which was at c nee gran: ed, and Thursday, at ten o'clock, fixed as the time. Pre mislv ?. bowex t r. Warning lliat the rommitle* of the city ot San Francisco, wbo recently bad a conler < Dee with the Governor, at Beuicla, did not ask him lo re voke his prtclamal'on, -we detet mined to hold a mee u| at nine o'clock, on Thursday nMrmng. to inquire into the propiiety i f modifying the language ol vour peution so as lo confoi m to Tour roal dt? ign, and at the t ame time nni a. koi ilic (iovernor more than lie could as a sworn ofli Ct r do, partirulnrly no! more than tbe committee irom San Francisco Itself requested. Accordingly your com mltlee met, anil after ? him Interchange of opinion as lo their power to nudity your |>etllion, aid with a desire truly to report your wi hi* re-olved, in eflect, that the 1. 1, sCl "I the MMM of Macratm-n'o would be attained it the Governor woind give some proper as* urance that the people (,f Pan Francisco VMM Ml !?? attacked by tbe military. In other words, that the Governor -hould post l?>nr to the last moment any colli -loo. These resolution were banded lo the Governor with the |?-tition. rti< Imi nntt' i' further report that at the boor appointed the) j resented themselves to the Goacmar Oil wcra by him 1 1 ofiJ tally and frankly reeetve<i. .1. O. Bahhov. as ( halrman, then read the pctltloa aod resolutions and subsequently followed a full aad ire discussion between the (iov rnor and committee upon the present alarming state of affairs It was com s<ded by all that the |s-ople of the State were ia great danger of civil war, and that the best energies ot every good man were (lemande I to avert the danger. Yonr committee recom It., t, ill I til ll ? i. <>M rnor that tin , h of AM IMI generally sustained the acts of the Vigilance Comtn teee San Francisco, and believed that a withdrawal of the pro. c lamaticn was expedient and would restore order. To this the Governor rr plied that he most earnestly deprei ated any colli- ion betwe.-n the authorities and Uie people, and tbat he foresaw and felt, to .he f 1 1 lest exfe-nt the horrible consequences of socb s nollisiot . and tbu? lie would never remand an attack to be ma>l< on tbe Vlgnance Commltte^inUI the last jswilble mo fl>?ni, and until be was compelled to do so by his solemn obligation to tt>e constitution and the laws. luither, he ?tated explicitly that the responsibility would be on his lit ad He intruded to act in person ? San Francisco, If, unfortunately. It became neceasiirv t ? rt sort to extreme Measures, and lltat as yet he bad is aaijd M orders I J which any oflfc-er would be authorised to bring about a ? ellision The Governor admitted that tbe prnple ot the ttate Id and out of Ran Francisco, were largely in thvor m many of tbe past acta of tbe VigiiatMe (V>mm tfe. and that it wa? this power of pubMc opinl ? which gave that Commitlee its greatest foree ami, ther ? fi re, !>? as tbe l.'.\rinor r I a State In perilous clrcnt ttaaoes. wi uld be reckleaa were he to hasten a ronMict In short. ) our ">nimittee are eatirelv satisa>-d thai Go ts rnor Johnson !? sensible of tbe sail rr nditlon of affair*, and has no wish or intention to ait incautiously, ttiit his msin desire is to restore peace and quiet as speedily ai possible, and without bloodshed As to revoking the pro e.lairati<?i. #ie Governor staled that be could not do so ? HI ut violating his oath of office, that he had Mm le ?ally notified by ilw> preper oiriears of a rsatslMOS Id the iw in San Fram isco sad tbat in rnti*e>|uroee he Issued his proclsmatlon declaring said city to he la a st tie of In surrertMXi, and calling i.pon the Vigilance fVtmmHtee t< disband thai tbe ssme slate of fscla exist noe *? tb n and even with greater flarce, snd that to witlidraw i.i pro* Ismalioii would bs a violation of the law and i dem.u of IhctS within Uie knowledge of all. Ui wit - th. I. t sa instirrei'Uon and ol armed resistance to the writs ol the courts. The t.overnor also said that the committee ef ciitten* frotfl San Frant Isco expressly dis< laimed the propriety of asking at that lime a revcdialHO of the pr<* tarnation , that all that they (heiended to request was thai a collision be I Ween the people and s.. Idlers should not be precliittated by the authorities, and a short tttno afforded to enable the cs'itimiltee to di?band. t pon the point that tbe pro clamatiofi l>e so mtslifled as to revoke the order calling out ti?e military, the Governor said even that cowtd not fhir I v be a-ke<l, beea'ise he had himself requested the forces lo be lh readme-- lo act when they were called np on by the authorities as was In his Judgment he> duly and that Msh call would not be made until Requested by the exigeniies of the case, and that so soon as the Vigi lance Committea disbanded he would revoke his pmcla matn ii. and pea" e and quiet would unquestionably be re -tored, that he was not a< ling now. and should not act in future, with any revengeful feeling whatever. The foregoing is tbe substance of what transpired at our interview with th' 'inventor, and your committee feel bound to stale that the temper and tone of all tbe t.t'vsrnor * remarks were such as became our Chief Ma li s Irate. All his assurances to us were molte and in ti rattve of neither pride nor malice, ansl the cttiaens of .-%? ct smento ought to pat on the same temper and lone us not stand upon small points when revolution, dark and bl< ody. stares ns n the nes. Whether the Woreraor oujf^ to levoke his proclamation, is at bo?ta form, a technicality, the substance is that there will he no blood in our street. I caving out of view the policy of issuing the proclamv ti r>, atid the only part of it which baa foroe now? the o?!y part which good mm ought (o consider of ut im portance ? is Itiit which looks to a possible conflict be tween the authorities and the people, and we think the assurances of the Governor on that point are sufficient. The Vigilance Committee having been called into exist ence by dire necessity and sustained by nine tenths ot the .-late, having ne irly accomplished their objects and being in no danger of immediate or heedless attack by the military, ought to disband with all possible practi cable speed. They may tear no future criminal proceed ings, because the jieople are with them, so far as the Governor is concerned. He can have nothing to do with any such proceedings, they belong entirely to tho courts. Besides, the Vigilance Committee ought to be willing to stand lorth to the world and take the aonsequenoes of their acta; they are sustained by the mass of people, and need not nor will they Uke counsel of their fears. Great Suffering among the California Pmaeen ?ftiaen, by way of Nlcaragva?-On? Hun dred and Twenty Deaths, The True ( aljfurnian gives the following account of the dreadful sufferings endured by tho passengers who Kit New York in April tat for California, by way of Nicaragua:? The steamer Orizaba left New York uii the 8th of April, with some live hundred post 'lgers tor California, by way of Nicaragua. On the 16H. he arrived at San Juan, and the passengers disembarked. By means of open boats they started up the river, during a soaking rain. The exposure caused them much suffering. When they ar rived at Cat-tilla tbey were informed that tho transit across the country was closed; and alter two days' delay, i uring which they were constantly exposed to the weather, they wore told that if they choso they could return to New York; but only fifteen minutes were al lowed them ; and as they were compelled to abaudon their baggage in case they concluded to go back, three hundred of the |>assengere determined to push on. They were taken to Granada, where they were de tained a month, notwithstanding that an epidemic was prevailing there. Here the most fearful disease com menced to rago among them. In four weeks seventy nine of the three hundred wero buried. Durlug this time tliey fUflhftlt every privation ? many were without means, and those who had money were compelled to put up with extortion and robbery at every hand. On the 20th of May, in the evening, news reached Bra nada ol tie arrival of the Sierra Nevada at San Juan del Sur, and th? ee hours were given the surviving pisseu pcrs, sick and wel , to get on board the l*ke steamer. At the lime it was pMTlM rain and pitch dark. The sick were tarried down in tho best manner possible, a'l get ting tloroughly drenched. Upon reaching the landing of the lake steamer tbey were kept in the rain until all bad exhibited their tickets, which detained them several hours. Finally all weie crowded on board, but before morniig thr< e of the sick died ai d were sent on ahoro. On the Lake steamer the scene is described as having been dreadful. The passengers were crowded together like sheep in a pen. There was sca?c?ly room for the sick to lie down. For nineteen hours they were thus con fine*, suffering every torture of body and of mind; seve ral poor wretches gave up the ghost on the boat, and others died while attempting the journey from the lAke to Sen Juan. Att?r they en barked in the Sierra Nevada the sickness broke oit again, and dur ng the jossage from San Jn.in to this port thirty three deaths occurred. The following are the names of those who died : ? May JS? 1?. D. Steel, Geo. Putiell, Jas. Kelly. 24ih? I.uiiro Ciungo, Fred. Singer, Jan. Metiuire, Jesae Julian. Z'>Lh ? I. llawlry, infant of John Connolly; P|<-rre Vlgeaud, Richard Van Horn, John Kavannah. ThoH. Jordan. Httmuel Shorthoune. Iftilh? I.UCIUH Miller, Plngaua, Bdward lJaily, Wm. Urn g, Jobn Fraier. infant of Mre. Portman; Charles E. Nikon, A. Figaro. 27lh? F. Pion, P. Antonio, U. R--e??, Daniel McCarty, Aug. Honore, P. Downing. 2j?h? Infant of Mrs. (ir<af, J. Kin-man. iS*tn ? Infant of Mm. Fryer. Soth? A. Malnand. Total ? 33 deaths from fever and diarrhu*. The sufferings on the Sierra Nevada beggar alt descrip tion. The officers of the steamer did all in their power to alleviate th? ir sullerings but that was little. No time was lost In disposing of the dead, and the body was hardly allowed to get cold before it was thrown overboard. The safety of the living demanded that there should b< no ua necessary detention of the dead. The Sierra Nevada arrived at Sam Francisco on the 0th of June. KIX.AK MIIJ>', 8. MARSHALL, J. ORMKTFAU, CHAtf. CROKKR, GEO. W. MOORK, 1/kUk! D n lDU 1 V lis U. HAKK1S, p. Robinson; E. F. GILLESPIE. ? Maltreatment and Conitqmnt Otalk on the Golden Ualr? Amit of U?e Offrndrr. A seaman by tin- name of John BUM. from liostoo, vu most grossly maltreated on the Golden Gate, during tbe passage from Panama. by Mr. t arnsworth, the se MM mule, from the injuries of which treatment he on Monday, the Mb inst. There are many coutlicling reports of the matter aiW it is impossible to nay what the real facts are. We subjoin the nuti-mc nts or several with whi m we have met, in order to give all sides and ojnnions, and shall rely upon a legal investigation, which will be had, for the truth ami real fact- in the case. From Mr. I'otter, formerly an engineer of the Panama, and on daty during thin pas-age of the Gate, we learn that on Monday morning, the Wh inst., when oil the coast In the vicinity of Capo St. Lucas, the deceased wan ordered by Mr. Farns worth, the second mate, to assist other haiidtt In furling the tails. After the lap.-o of some moments, the mate observed that John wan not attend ing to the dutiee assigned him, and on going into the MMMi he was MM lighting his pipe. The mate then placed bim in irons In the engineer's room, where he wax kept about eight hours, when he was discovered to be sinking, and was removed, but he died shortly after. Mr. I'olter M the phy.-xians examined the body, anil were of opinion that death was causei by conges uoci of the brain. He was a perfectly healthy man. and was quite troublesome to the officer* on the whole voyage. Oncol the hands on the steamer uys that they were all ordered on <le? It to ?hortea the muIs, and all went up together ? John having a pipe in lis mouth As he came u|?o d<ck, Mr. Fartiswoith said to hun, "You smoke, do Eouv I'll smoke you," ud with ibis be hurrlel bim be iw, where be wu placed in Irons, and stationed la a B:c where tbe doctor ?aid a man could not live live rs for the beat and steam. MR. RKNCT'8 STATEMENT. Mr Rennet, a passenger, and an old Callfbrnian, saya that tbe place where the deceased was conllntd was not ?o hot as has been represented, and it was within eight or ten feet of tbe position where the engineer stands con slant ly. To satisfy hi mself, Mr. Rennet went down and stcmi in the poMtion, with n heavy woollen coat on, for three quarters of an hour, and lie did not experience un comfortable beat. He thinks the man was very much in Itqooe, which most have been the ennse at his death When the news of the d?ath, and its cause became known throughout tbe boat, there was considerable ex citement, and genesis fears were entertained of an out break or a mutiny , but better counsels prevailed, and the maitcrwas di (erred until the veaael should reach port. Soon as the ship was boarded inform ition was conveyed to the Vigilauce Committee and also to the legal authorities, with romplaints for the nrreat of the irmte, and soon after the boat touched the wharf he wan taken Into custody by the officers, and is now conllncd In the station house. Our informant also states that this same mate had a dlfl)< - ulty on the ship, while the passengers were coming on board at Panama, with some person belonging to some other ship, who tame up i**senger, and who da tei mined to pi om c ute the mate or tbe company for re injuries received from him, and the lieceased was the principal witness of the transac tion. Tbe milter will be speedily brought before Uie court lor investigation, when f irther |?rttelars will.be divulged of this sti ange and inhuman transaction. Libel Again*! the StRmMr Golden Gate. A libel was ti ed on tbe AdnwaHy side of the I'nlted Stains Ihstrict Court, before J^tlge ll'llman, in which Jsm<- McGuIre and Thomas H I1ac*, two |*sscngers by it ? < ? < -ate on her last trip frqtP Panama, claim da mages against ihe vessel in the tnrraof $lo,otsi Ik) -tstement of the facts ? ? amount of which the complaint is made |? made under oath, and apnear? below. We know nothing about tbe truth of the charge*. Thomas H Place and Jam s McOutrn alien- that on or about the -list day of May, at about sevaftoVtock. P. M., i-atd ship G >' den tJate then being at her aMbarage In the port of I s imma with these libellants and Mr IatS-lge, master, C. 8. McFahns worth, second officer, and Rrown, boatswain, all on board. While tbe lilieliant, Thomas H Place, was standing in the forward part of Mie ship, quietly smoking a segar, McFahnsworth. the second mate, appriacbcd and assailed bim in a very rude man n< r. and with abusive lang<ia<e telling h m with >n < iat n " it* g<t out of that." Tbe llt>ellaet Place replied tl at be would get out of the way. but w^hol he might Imi asked to do so in a civil manner, whereupon McFahnsworth struck him upon the back part of the neck with bis lists, and Brown, tbe boatswain, running up at that nmrnsi t sUuck him over the bead wltbarai?tan bar and kn<*k>-d bim d< wn sen-eless, bnaking by the force of the biow a small bone near the ear. In his flare. At this McFahasworth was about to Jump upon the p?oetrate liody of Place and trample him with bis fret, when Uie hbellant. McOuIre, cried out to him no{ to co K. ssymg, 'Wop that !" at wbich said boatswain also struck M< Gulre over the bead with the capstan bar. knocked him dow n and . ut his head and In u red his wrist severe ly At this time Mr. laplde, the master, and Mr flail, tbe flrst officer of the ship came t p where tbe libellants were lying, and they with McFahnsworth and the boat swain, dragged Mi Quire aft into the cabin, and while Iiall, McFahnsworth and Brown held MrGetre lAptdge, the master, struck bim with his flats sil er seven sever* bli w? in Ihe fa< e. ? hw.b treatly bruised and lacerated bim. Ihe Master then thrust Mctiulre down lnt? the express room and kept hint confined there fro? sitout b ill |?st b'tkrk of that day up to a (Ver 18 that olglit, without allowing him to hsve any food or to go ont of the room Tbe libellants allege that they paid their lare, and that the treatment they received from Iapldge, M< IhIiii w rib and Rrown was in violation of the ron tract ma !e by the steamship com|?uty. and that they are therefore entitled to damages, of which lime claims M.bOO *nd Mcomre K OM, for tbe Indignities, outrages and injuries suffered. Hisst Conflagration at Chinese (amtv-I^oee ?T -t.OOO. At P o'clock on the evening ol June Mh. a fire broke on! in the old H fmrado, owned by M<-??r* Raymond ft i I nearly opposite the Pacific Kiprsns nflkm wk h deatrxved the entire portion ot Mam slmet between Mr. Gamble's store and tflastore occiifitod by llrock ft Blake, with tbe exception f"he PaciAc Kt press oflh-.e and the fire proof building owned by Wass, Verlder ft Cutler. The I'sciflc P.* press furnishes a list of tbe principal sufferers, with the amoents of their lonses ? W O. Clapp. ?*,??; C Holeman. MOO, M. FeHon. |-'.o Vai'lf Hotel. $2 000 Mr Ppragne H.Win Raymocl ft Peacrsk, ga.f**) Codr N Jones, tv 000, R. R, tiroen, ?J.MHI; f? W Itrown, tl.Mn. Wm tiooilwln, $2,000. Ved di r ft Cntler, ti.ono Hiram ilarrett, ffl.MIO. MaaunlC. C? bb ?1 ooo M Rvrne gl.'MO. Hill a Ongnod, 9M0 M Tj m ?!'?<*>, John i hinaman. $ftO0 John < hinaman 1600 J (ohn ft Co , gl *00 Halle ft Co , ?7<>o, John Coitman ft flt.. HON: f Iwwney, tl ftoo; M Klaskey, $7 000. n Maiw-rv . $1 Oest ft Green. $1 iioo, Mr. Catling, $7,100; Richard ft (Jodrieh $1..'^fi. Miller ft Co., $1 VX) Ale* Staen. ll.MKi, John Martin. $400; George Vlhor. $.'i ot i ; WoU ft Co.. $f.,neO; A. Friedman ft Co $*oo M. lieqnsoter, $M0; Walker ft Rro . $| ,wx>. Total, ? ? 200 The Latent Sew? From Man Fnnelno. [From the Alto-California, June 21 ] The stirring semen of yesterday again reminded us of the tunny exciting occasion* it has been our lot lo chro? nlcle for the tot month. The dullness and monotony that hw characterized the operations of the committee the PMt week km succeeded by ft day f -aught with in teresting events, au t one that wl 1 leave a record upon the history of our State long to be remembered. The principal cause of the unusual stir was tho sailing oi the> steamers and the expatriation of the prisoners of. the committee. It was known that the committee had in oustody seven or eight persons that they desired to ship, and supposing that they would be sent aboard the steamers come time during the day, a largo gathering of the people kept contiuval watch about the room lo wit n ess the exit and embarkation. The committee, how ever, were too wits for anp such movement, ami the re moval of the prisoners was deferred until evening, when they were transferred to the steamer Sierra Nevada, in a manner which will be Pound detailed below. The rumors of an attack upon the rooms also tended to Increase the excitement, and keep up the feeling that was aroused, and the necessity to arrest one or two parties who would not willingly go awuy was another causo for the unusual commotion about town. We aro happy to say that all that the Committee undertook was quietly anr) t flectuaHy performed, and that, too, without the least re? ilitance from th sir opponents. The details of tho o sour ? rencea of yesterday will be found properly arranged' below. ARREST OP KELLEY. At an early hour yesterday morn'ng, it * as reported that Terrence Kclley, one of the notilied, hud declared that he would not leave as ordere I unless forced to by the Committee, and o|ie?ly proclaimed on the streets that if he went away they must come and take him,, and pay bis pus-age. Knowing that he had do mcanus ol his own to get away, and wishing to get his dagoer? leotype, an order was given for his arrest, and he waai > omlucted to the room* and detained la owM> until thei teumer tailed. When he was taken he was standing on ? he corner ot Merchant and Kearny streets, a place much' frequented by persons of his class. One of the vigil* its ' approached him and said that tho committee wanted to' see him. llo replied that he would not go unless he was' forced <o, whereupon the vigilant took bim.by the arm, and removed biiu from a crowd of ftve or six of bid' chum*. Another vigilant was at hand to seine the o'.her' arm, and they quietly walked him oil without any resist ance. They were followed by an enthusiastic crowd that* increased as they approached the rooms, uniil the street' was literally crowded. . A VIGILANT INJURED On the way to the rooms, a muu named King, a mem ber of the Police of Vigil tnce, rushed up to the prisoner ami his raptors, and, lor some reason best'k&ovrn to him self, seized hold of Kelly with one hand ;usl <>oe of tho Committee with tke other. The captors of Kelly, suppo sing him to be a "law and order'' man who was attempt ing to rescue the prisoner, at once drew thvir pistols, and gave him three or four severe strokes over tho head with tliem, and caused liim to release his hold, ltwa; astrango proceeding on his part, and be may feel thankful that ho got ('11 with his ' ife. The probability is that be was anxious to aid in couductmg the prisoner in. and those in attendance assaulted him under the im )re*mo? that he was an enemy. It will be a good lesson to him tuid a warning to others. -AI.AHM AT HEADQUARTER. As the cm d approached the rooms, it was thought the " law and order" inrty were coming down to attack the fort, ax it had been reported that all the forces of the Governor's army were ordered out at seven o'clock yes terday morning. Several ctmiunies at once marelied into the street with loadel muskets, and the cannon be hind the sand-bag breastwork were promptly loaded anil ready for u.-o, but as the throng neared the rooms* it was seen that the excitement was only occasioned by tho ar rest of Kelly. The artillery matches wore kept lighted all day, ready to be applied to the loaded ordnance whiot* commanded the approaches to the buildings. The day pasted off without any attempt at Interference with the Committee or its o|teratlons. A NKW PICTURE OALLEKTt An artist was engaged yesterday morning to daguer reotype the countenances of the prisoners, which were to be Uan?i>orted by the steamers. This was done, w? suppuee. for the purpose ef sending copies of them to the dillerent Kastern cities, to be exposed at the police stations, or other public places, thattbey may be prevent ed from imposing upon persons where they era un known. Home of them squirmed considerable, and were I quite reluctant in altowing their shadows to be thrown I u|<>n the iila 'e of the artist; but that power that ha t [ brought them to a just retribution was rattle text to com pel thim to yield to so simple a request or demand. Cunningham and I'urple were particularly anxious to a\ otd the sitting, and by thoM intentional movements succeeded in sailing three or four pictures before the artist was tat it lied with his representation. If the Committee serve all their prisoners in this way, they will eventually secure a collection s uthc ient to furnish au ordinary picture galle ry. The tate of tlicie men ought to be a bint to| those lc-tt behind, who are guilty of the same eflencee, and who may form the next batch for shipment. Wei wjuld ad\ Ise tin in, it th?y desire to avoid beiag enrolled | ?? itii the list alicady Sent away, and have 'heir daguer reotj | h-s placed in the same group with rhoee already taken, to at once leave this place never to return: for re member, as sure as you remain, your sins will And you out. snd you will be dealt witn accordingly. We give you this timely warning, and we caution you to heed it well. The wealth or influence ol 'friends, high etticu.' I os tion. or purchased deputy ships, will not screen you I Ire m the vigilant eye ot justice, or res< uc you from the| vengeance of an outraged |s>pulace. 1-ook at the charac ter ot those sent away, and coiiqiare your own withl theirs, and while you wonder that they are taken and | \ou led, lose notiinc in preparing for your exit. Another I -tiumcr goes in two weeks. Another delegation Is to be [ selected. <>t whom -ball it be composed f Again, we | tell you to l? ware Si the all Mstaf eye ol Vigilance. DtinRTl'KB OP THE BOMORA. Tlie mail rt< amei Scnor.i got Ol at 4 o clock, carrying | bout foi.r hundred pnMMM and about $.1,000,000 trea ure. The only man who Ml by the authority or ordersl i i the Vigilance Committee on her was John Crowe, wbc T v ent ol his own accord and at his own expense. Hoi ppiied to the < ommittee the day liefore for permission I o all iw him to remain until next steamer, alleging as a| reason that he mM not settle up his business croperly, as there were many ot his debtors who ajrailed them selves of his eoniputowy sentence to avoid payment, know ing lltat be mn-t leave, and never could return. This was an advantage, be said, many weie disposed to toko of him. He also agreed to turnL-h Uie committee wilt, important testimony, and such ss they bad net got and could not get. ex. ept from him, but on Wing assured that he could remain If lie would give the testimony, be de clined to do it until the steamer bad gune. Taeee whe know John Crowe will at once see that this was I his | km- ii liar tin ks t" get an citeiirio*. There to no ques-| t m that he could have made some strange developments,! f< r he baa had as much to do with the priMMI ttaan ler lng of San Francisco as any man; but Ins refusal to gtve| his evidence day before yesterday is conclusive that itiu wasrnly a ruse to get two weeks more t.rse, and the| OHHR very properly refused to extend it, OOnse nuently be gathered up bis traps and weal aboaru tho| Sonora, <n r, ,ut< for New Orleans. THK CATALOG IT. In order to keep our Eastern friends advised of all the! shll>m< nts by the C mimittee. wc again give lis black list, I w Ui ill the Impiortmeuts and additions, up to the latest^ moment. The following will show the IW It sf the Ubcrs of tr.rg ' emmittee to date, so far as expulflon of notorious person is concerned : ? JAMfS l. CASKY. executed, (HAKI>K emu, ?' YjLNKJ'.K SI LLI VAN, committed suicide, C. p. M'ANK, shipped on the Ooiden Ays, WM MHIJtJAN. ?' wootxKY KiCAiunr, ?? BIIJ. (ARK. sent to the Sandwich Islands, MARTIN OaLLAOAK, " idward arum - JIM HI KKK alias ACTIVITY, ran away, KITE WltiHTMAM. " Mli M?;?>WaN, " JIM WHIT* " JOHN ( ROWE, left "n the Sonura, 1(11 1. 1 1 Wl- sbtprwd on the Sierra Nevada, IFKMOffK KKlxKY, " JOHN IAWI J*, ?? T B CTNNINtfHAM, '? AI.KX WT01.lt, ?? J Ail. HENMlMBf, " 1<>M MIIJjOY, " FRANK MIRRAY, " JAIK MrOriHK, " WM HAMI1.1t IN, ? I HII ANM K mi A( r, ?' J as. it SICK, ordered to leave, but reused to go. j w. RAoinr. ?? ?? There |? a calalofM of names such ss to rarely east except as delegai< ? to MM i?st paiMtsnl ymventtons I Sen Iranct.-et ?y the lrau?portation of these twentv seven "men. 8sn I rsn? Isco to at once robbed of prebwbl) u n to? t, r ?? tin y were all good f m a hundred each, Were we to have an election to morrow, there Is aonuee tion that our vote would flail oil from threl to Smr thou lond from what were mM la^t r all It to pretty we areertalned now that shoot three thousiusd .Usgal eotafl were counted at the last election, and partiee ton us thnfl frards enough have been ?acover? d to give Jshason onfl hundred legal ma .rHy over Mgler, wbmrmm me rstwrsM Mm Iliat Hu U r MnM the oouuty by over two thou^ sand majority. L lh?s. ere tl.e men ritmens of Son Trsn. ?nn, w*to, wiUB their |*lent boles, have made your Moessaors, y?'ir le>'lsliiHires, yonr N astnrs, your ( ongrcsnirn, and yous ' nil ' r- Tliey have actnalh ma<le rent MM asi xecuted 1MB snd would have rontinund to. h.vl vn ot, in your Strength. Ilsen aiMlMl them aod drived h?.m from yon. Vtm have not routed them oil yet. Thl ul s< si is n"t entirely broken up. The ww-* ?en arl robably still left, and we hope, by Me sailing of another3 eem' r, to -ee another delegation nomliuitrn to leave our freedom and safoty Mes in their expulsion eve the power to do It; and your country men throughout he stole call upon yen to make an effectual purgation oB his city. Will you do it? We believe you will. mcvkmmit* law ?n.e vicinity o? the OnmmMtne Rooms presented ivfly HMMPM l?*-? nlglit. a? sll wsre ar.ts-',^iing th.1 hipment of the prisoners, which they were dtoofipomtA^ in seeing during the day. Compwny after ? ?i?^?uiy werfl marched into the rooms, and came out with their armfl form drrtl fwrsde lliepe were about two the-wand m"T ? nder arms ftoni dnrk until a late hour of tho night The spa* ious rooms of the Committee were M ended witJ* others who were ready to be nmnsMSi tn an* duty to the benefit of th% Committee All of the cosaismieM drilled with loaded mnskot, and held th?m-ei' e? for urtion at any mom' nt It was an Interesting sight t see so large and respectable a body of men, w llmg I devote their time, money, and energies in s* glorious rausfwtotiling to sacrifice their business, and the eon foits of home, in order to sustain and ti|ihold tbc Com mil t. ? ii its nobis w>Tk The evening was spent in drill es iri t?e until thev were called ii[*>n to escort ihe prisoner <.i i si rd tin Surra Nevada, wbich was delaye?l toooootrj mi date the Onmmlttsr thk roMwrrrint'fi rovtsna. We are Informed Dial the Committee sow number ett iboi -ate' men, which Is something ef an army an | t tr.ost i ousts the stsi ng armv of tli" Onited (nats^^ wtiirh is limited to ten thousand. )>nt now bar' ^ ^ -even Ihotisand The Committee have fifteen hsndrsj^ ii i ri ii en thai' Cei.i ra Si ott had w I en he took the ?i?S 9 IK and ' sve arms and ammunition eno ugh