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ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ALABAMA FU teen layBfXae' jaClllCTaia. By the arrival last santn of the steamship Alabama, CaptB - W. Poster, directfrom Cres, are have San Frsaciseo dates to tfaa 1st ult. and Paaama dates to the Slat alt. ' - The Alabama esme aoasigaad to C. J. Meeker at ,dnwotfromCagrea, which place aha left oa tah 9flth ult. She brings 171 passengers aad a large amount ofeg old dust 1b their haada. The following ia the list of the Alabama's pes - seagere t - . : " , .. - J. Bonney. K. T. lockett aad tady, Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Morris. D. Sidle, J. D. Pulkssson. J. Cole. JB. ralr. caud. W. Dares port. W. WyanaTP. Kath, H. a Ew - tog, D. Gteeo, Z. D. Faaninr, J. A. Mabwy. P. P. Cnamberlain, w. Goodman, J. C. MeCullsn. J. Heath, a (MdiL J. Rrown. M. Moo trail on. M. Nloeoa. E. M. Cohen, J. Keatti. M. Cotien, J. M.Bovran, P. Cot - trrfl, C. Liomolno. J7Clarrlirt, W. O. Frederick, W. ML Cade, A. atcBuaa7, u. w. umnu, xl. n. sun. b rough, J. W. Kimbroagh, J. B. Oreer, R. h - Smith, J. J.Woodbr - rry, T. H. Johnson, E.McLane,T.Daw. son, Thos. Williams, C. Bolter, J. W. Morgan, J. rnch, A. Galber, W. C. Crwewell, O. Oilpri B. B. A. Seat, W. A, Hopkiaa. C. 8. Hopkins, J. 8. Browue, A. Maraey, J. A. Marney, H. EUerton, F. Oildenaer, M. MeFood, J. T. Stepbena, W. H. Anderson, T. E. Coleman, Jas. Sweeny, Jno. Sweeny, D. Llllie, A. Nal burton. W. H. Ooddard, H. D. Kaddlns. 8. Fasber, S. Allan, A. A. Bradford, . Griffiths, S. MsrsdelL 8. Sawyer, V. Oreli, J. Hymen, Jno. Hall, Joa. Hall. O. Davis, li - Tarwater, Wm. Browse, A. Kohler, T. Mccarkin, I. Wallace, j. uoodwm, v. - Monranmra, O. Winkle; R. R. Scott. J. B. Dicker. P. Oilleaple, B. Harris, b7 J, Harris, J. Waite, A. H. Cotter, O. W. Psuie, 8. Glass, J. B. Donly. at. Croialia, J . O. Poster, 8. M. Shlam, A. K. Wll.on, J. E. Wllaon, J. Cass penter, D. Kineb, J. S. Harris, E. Btogder, W. Jack son, B. D. ShacklefonL B - Evana, A. T Clarke, 8. R. Sbutterly, J. Weaver, J. Armawonjr, A. D. Cooke, W. Kethourn, w. u - uijw. - T tr '. 'Jr 7J T C. Bauerfield. W. L. Punches, G. H. Harris, W. J. Wallace, L. WUsy, J. W, Browne, J. U. oaciman, n bows S. T. Madrill. W. Browne, J. Howard, B J F Owynn, J. Albert, W. Sammlneton, Li. Miller. G. Miller, D. Ceaeiaer, I,. J. Botes, J. Burton, J. 5. Roblnaon, J. Oibbs, J. B. March, J. &obinson7w. Bl iMk j. A.KoniDT. j. muier. s. lowwr, a. a. Wl altmore, M. Onstene. A. J. Cook, A. Cook, E. A. tod. g. Browne, J. MUcbeu, A. JLtngaberry, P. Rimhm. 8. Haves. J. A. Costs. C. Da !Via, F. Allan, 1. H. Prvsa. D. D. Bemis, T. J. Aoderaon, A. Cook, 0. Gordon, O. Moscker, F. My era, W. Corbett, F. Suunpf, J. McKug, J. Vogal, N. Rhodes. The Alabama left ia the port of Chagraa the Bri tish steamer Severn, and the steamers North America, Crescent City, and tfaa Georgia ; tfaa bark W. V. Bowen, for New York ; the brig Josephine Du - cey, for New Orleans; the schooner J. P. lioffiand, for Savannah; the schooner Wm. Wilson, for Boa too, and the brig Radius for Polnte a Pltre. The steamer Tennessee arrived at Panama on the 19th nit, with the California mails, about 200 peseengera and $900,000 In gold dnst. Tfaa Columbus arrived an hoar or two after the Tennessee. She brought $860,000 in gold dust and 185 passengers. A disturbance occurred at Aeapnlco bet' some ef the crew of the Tennessee and the soldiers of tfaa town, in which two of the former were wounded one ao severely as to leave little hope of hia recovery. The steamer Gold Hunter, the pioneer of the Californls Hue to Tehuantepec, sailed for that destination from San Francisco on the Slat of March with sixty passengers. Ample arrangements were made to forward the malls and passengers across the Isthmus. The news from the mraing districts Is encourag ing. The heavy rains which had fallen had cheered the miners and afforded them, what they so long needed, wherewith to wash their dry diggings. The agricultural prospects of the country are extremely promising. The stock of goods on hand in the - towns and depots is represented to hsve materially decreased, but the immense aeeumule - don of merchandise, af all kinds. In Ssa Francisco, will, for a' long time to come, prevent any great general improvement In prices. The richest mining section in all California is bow stated to be In the neighborhood of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The number of miner there Is rapidly increasing. New discoveries of rich placers are constantly being made. Favorable accounts have been received from all the miners from the Consnmnes, the Tuolumne, Fine Gold Gulch, on the San Joaquin, the Stanislsus, Calaveras, Mockelumne, Scotta's, Klamath, &e. One com - cany of a hundred men Intend thia summer to drain the Tuolumne river for a whole mile, by means of - a huge canal. During the few days work thev were allowed ia the bed of thia river last September, before the immense dam they had constructed was a wept away by the freshet, they took out ' an average of three pounds of pure gold. In every placer aouth of tfaa Mockelumne, the Indus trious miner la reaping a sura ana ampie recompense for hla toll. Companies are forming to drain the Merced, Stanlaiana and Tuolumne rivers, with every prospect of success. At the diggings on Long's Bar, in the Feather river, a few miles above Ophlr City, the miners average from one to three ounces dally. Rich diggings were accidentally discovered by a negro on thia same river, a mile above Ophir. He waa soon, however, crowded from his claim. Whenever the miners reach the bed rock they are tare to average one hundred dollars a day. Deep digging ia necessary, and after sinking a shaft, they mine on the principle of coyoting. Some of the claims are sunk twelve feet below the surface oi the river; and when this depth Is reached the chums prove highly profitable. Quarts veins hsve been discovered near the village of Auburn which promise to be very rich in gold. The quarts mining operations have every where been prosecuted with vigor and access. Some of the vein are rich beyond all previous calculations. One of these veins at Nevada waa sold at $136,000, aad the purchaser In a few days thereafter had taken ont $14,000, and dirt ready for washing which would yield $20,000 more. The machinery ta very expensive, and those holding rich claims, not possessing the means to purchase It, get even by selling the rock to the machinery owners. One of the dredging machines has been pat to work ia one of the riven, and yield 1 one hundred dollars an hour. The news from the mines in Lower California have at length assumed a tangible shape. A company of the citizens of San Diego, who went oat prospecting, brought back reports and specimens that proved that an abundance of gold may be obtained in that region without the miner Incurring the hardships of a rigorous northern climate. The price of gold dost la San Francisco has, through the operations of the U. S. Assay Office there, been raised from $16 to $17 per ounce. The office monopolizes' all the dnst and compels the principal bankers to come into the market at $17. The news from the Indians ara aatlafactory. A number of the tribes have consented to make a treaty and to accept permanent locations. ' A detachment of volunteers was seat against two oftbe tribes who have positively refused to treat. - i The Legialature haa'repealed the foreign miner'a f - , and has tittyi!" the penalty of death. In the discrimination of tfaa jury, to tfaa crime of grand larceny which consists la stealing property worth over $50. , .... s - - ' The wiwimitfai of the Legislature, to whom the subject waa referred, have reported unanimously in favor of impeaching Judge farsons woo, will ba remembered, had arrested and imprisoned Mr, Walker, one of the editors of the. Herald, for aa alleged contempt of court. ..... ... j - Eight thousand Sonorlans are at Los Angeles, and soma 25,000 are expected to follow. . Great excitement took place at Sonora between a party of gamblers and miners. 7 Some aeventy or eighty guns ware fired t one gambler was killed and one wounded, and three miners were wounded.' A general meeting of tfaa citizens of Sonora took place, in which the utmost order waa observed. Resolutions were adopted, strongly condemnatory of the entire proceeding, and pledging tho citizens to keep order in the district for the future. A great Care - up took place at Ban Franeueo on tfaa arrival of tfaa steamer Psnama with the mails. Collector King had the mall bags seised and searched on suspicion that they ware made use of for smuggling purposes. ; Nothing waa found to Justify the Bosp1cloas.T ' T - j , The Common Council of Saa Franelaoo has accepted a proposition aaada 0y a Mr. Argo sferrl - aeld to supply the dty with pure, fresh water. The work is to ba completed 1b elgfateea months the proprietor to reeelra $30,000 a year for that Um ; water to ba forced 300 feet higher than any buUdmgaa theeity; number of fountains to be "t "1th0 quUIte plugs, aVo, to be provided. , Capt. Elijah M. Jarvls, 6t Texas, was murdered ISILLf"1'? - ' napectedof the erim. waa arrested. Dr. Uan, of Wiseonsin, who waa wounded In a brawl at Sonora, slarinoTdied. A good deal of lynching, in the shape of wMppfea? was going on at Sacramento and in the vVuoity. horse thieves and robbera balog the victims.. Hawaii ton MeCanley, whq killed Justice Sellers at Napa City, baa been found guilty of murder la the first degree, aad been sentenced to be hang. . - Extensive preparatioas were making to rebuild Nevada City, which was lately entirely destroyed by Ira. ' The Incendiary to dlaoovcrad to have baoa - "" " ' ' br tfaa name of Fltapetriek, who has left far parte nnknown. . Bleb mmea or Ditununous eoal aad of slata have baea discovered Bear Be - aleia. " " . .; ' ' ' '. ' ' " a deoisioB baa been delivered la the U. 8. Dis trict Court at Sacramento which sustains tfaa validity of Mr. Sutter's title to all the land oa which Sacramento City ia located. The ahlp Surprise arrived at Baa Francisco oa the 19th March, from Nsw York, making the quick est trip on record in ninety - six days. A party of gentlemen had ratarned to Saa Fran cisco from aa exploring expedition into a section of country almost unknown, shout fifty miles above Benlda. They bad bean induced to make the trip from the wonderful accounts of a few hunters who had visited that portion of tfaa State. The party consisted of five, including aa old hunter who was acquainted .with, the country. ... Tbey reached a pout with In - ten mllsB of the spot tbey desired to explore without aay difficulty, and then commenced to force their way over mountains aad bills throat h a dense growth of ehaparrau When they arrived within a short distance of a mountain towards which they had been making an day, tney heard a tremendous roaring and hissing, which, on flvsmintri"", they found to proceed from steam lain In g from a number of apertures in the moun - tain'a aides, and sounding uke a. great number 01 steamboats " blowing off." They were astonished at the geological formation of the country. In one spot was a spring bubbling ap, the water of which waa ao hot as to scald the hand ; while not tar on; another discharged an ice - cold stream. Mineral springs of all kinda abounded sulphur, alum, carbonated and cbsly - beate. A piece of wood placed in one was soon seasoned and fast becoming petrified. They found also a number of lignite. Minerals of many kinda were picked up in the vicinity ; the whole country waa covered with sulphur, and tbey could see the process of the formation of limestone going oa in the before their eyes. A mountain of salt waa not far off. Tbey describe the whole country as abounding in game of all sorts boar. deer, elk, hares, duoks, quails, and la fact every species of wild anlmaL The very grass waa worn away by the tread of their feet. We notice among the deaths at Saa Francisco that of Lieut. Wm. H. Thompson, U. 8. Navy, on board the U. S. ahlp Warren, and that of Mrs. Mar tin, ot Louisiana The U. 8. steam propeller Massachusetts, was undergoing repairs at 8an Francisce?, previous to leaving for Oregon, there to take on board the Rifle Regiment and return with them to San Francisco. The regiment has been ordered by the Sec retary of War to Santa F6, via the Isthmus and New Orleans. San Francieco Markets March 31, 185L flour The arrivala have been sufficient to meet demands, keeping the stock on band about the same as was a mooih since. Late advices from Chili caused aa upward tendency, but the trade la again tnserive, the company holding at our highest quouulon. Two cargoes haw been aenl to the lower porta and Mexico. The quantity of good Australian and American, in the market, ia very limited. i'orfc The transactions bare been of the most re stricted character, and importers cenerally are re fraining; from offering i the quotations ara almost nominal. Suoor The numerous additions to the stock, by ar rivals from China and Manila, have caused a general decline in prices ; there is at present a vary heavy supply, and tne ooiy transaction of importance haa been a sale 01 oars Manila at sc. per pound. MManm Stock Isrre and fawtranaacuone recorded. Tmi Large arrivals have completely overstocked the market, sod it is estimsted thai there must be sufn ctent in port to meet the demand for the next six months. The salss are slow st to oaoisrjoas. Ciifa Ateex a fair inquiry, and from recent ad - vlcea nricee should ahow an upward tendency. Sict In this article there is nothing particular to report 1 the stock of good Csro Una being small and the inquiries tor it of an equally limited coarscter. BarUv In conseaaence oftbe late raina has de clined in price, and speculation appears to bave sub - aided . The laet important aale waa some 3.000 amall baga st fic, but thia price - could not now be obtained. Tbe stock is not large and In Irm banda. Brand Has been in good demand with a small snoniv. . Common Qualities readily command Bl 63it to gl 75 per gallon, but considerable srrlvsls are ex - peciea. isiner iiquura meet a lair inquiry. )i ii Are rather a alow sale ; good port, wbtcb Is scarce, being the only kind really demanded. The locks of claret and French wines are large. Mt and ForUr There is also of these a tares stock on band, and low prices continue to rule. Byasa's ormno is tne only one ior wmcn mere ia mucn inquiry, at about A2 75 ner doson. Segan Hav been selling pretty freely at tbe pre sent low rates. Dry GoseV - The market completely overstocked, and sales amall. Potato Arrivals of late have about kept pace with me requirements, and rather better prices have been oouuneo. Comu Tbe stock on band approaches 80,000 tons, with a monthlv eonaumntion not exceedinir 5.300 Brick The supply shout equalling the demands, which censes present quotations to be firmly adher - eo. to. ImmAer and Homtn No demand, and can be bad for the freight with the single exception of tnree - lncb p tan sing, wmcn is required tor toe streets. Front Panama. On the 16th ult. H. B - Majesty's ship Daphne, of SO guna, Capt. Fenahawe, from Fonsecs, and H. B. Majesty's ahlp Swift, of 10 guns, from Guayaquil, arrived at Panama, and exchanged salutes with Rear Admiral Moreely In the Portland. The Portland brought the intelligence of the raising of the blockade by the British nsvai forces of the porta of San Salvador and Honduras the original cause of the blockade having been removed by the amicable settlement ot the matters in dispute. s There was, on the 21st ult, quite a fleet of war vessels in the harbor of Panama, vlx : the TJ. 8 - ship Vlncennea, the British 50 gun ship Portland, the Driver, steamer, the Daphne, and the Swift The U. 8. ahlp St. Mary was hourly looked for, and the frigate Raritan was also expected. Major Hobble, the U. 8. Aaalatant Postmaster General who has been spending a few weeks on the Isthmus, left in the last mail packet for California. ' Hia business on the Isthmus was to prepare a schema of postal communication between the United States and the South Pacific ports, and to readjust the mail service between Chagrea and Panama. The Government of Panama declines taking any part or actios in the mail arrangements with distant countries, not having any steamships or other adequate means of con veyance of its own. From Panama, where the great American mail lines from Oregon to California, and from the Atlantic States, unite, to the South Pacific ports above referred to, the only stated conveyance la that maintained by the British Government, In the Panama and Valparaiso steamship line. With the authorities controlling that line, Mr. Hobble has devised bit arrangements. Tbey are simple and effectual, and can be put ia immediate operation, aa Boon as sanctioned by the head of the department, to whom be has made a full report. At present a letter from the United States to the Pacific porta cannot be sent through, unless there be an agent of the writer st Panama to pay the postage. . He must take the letter out of the mail at Panama and place it in the mail for Valparaiso, otherwise it will remain fa the office there until it la at last lost or destroyed witb the other dead letters. Major Hobble's arrang a menta remove the necessity for a private agent, and the fatal obstructions where one ia not provided, and enable the letter to go through to its destination directly. " - ' : ' Within the territory of New Granada the transportation of the mail, whether from a foreign country or originating at home, la tbe supreme prerogative of the Government. And In respect to that from the United States In transit across the Isthmus, New Granada exercises this sovereign prerogative, under certain stipulations entered Into in 1844 with the American Government. That arrangement is happily advantageous to the United States In a pecuniary point of view ; nevertheless New Granada insists upon carrying it out, and refuses to surrender it, unless the United States will enter into another arrangement that will cost It several hundred per cent, more than the present Mr. Hobble has, however, reported to his chief at Washington a great improvement in the arrangement of the United States agents who accompany the malL The Panama Star believes this arrangement will give much greater efficiency to the ear vlea, and at the same time require a less expendl - A large body of North American laborers ara vigorously at work oa the Panama Railroad, headed by President Stepbena, Col. Tottea and CoL Baker. A great deal or tbe road Is already graded, whilst the cars are actually rolling over some of its eeo - Roaa. The Star anticipates that the toad will be to full operation in a few months. - - : v". ". ., BT The light - house, recently purohased at euo - Bon ia New York, has become the object of a sutt, oa the part of the owners, to recover possession - The name of the plaintiff ia that ef a philosophical apparataa maksr, at Parte, from whom the hgbt - aoaaa waa frarsbaaed for the U. & Government, by CsmCH.fttaasbnry,of tha Topograph leal Fngmsera. Mr. WafaatAr lltn K. ImIhH . Q.l . Maaa at an aariy day, to address hla thousands of friends la county. ' " a

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  2. 02 May 1851, Fri,
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