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Big California Nuggets

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The following is a list of big nuggets that have been fouml in this section: On the 18th of August, 1860, a large pieoe of gold was taken from the Monimenlal quartz mine, Sierro Buttes, which weighed 1,590 ounces troy, the value of which was estimated at from $21,000 to $30,000. The nugget was sold to R. B. Woodward, of San Francisco, for $21,036 62. A fine specimen was taken from the Rainbow quartz mine, Chipp's Flat, in 1881. It was taken from a deptli of 200 feet feet. The specimen was on exhibition in San francisco. Later it was shipped to London and worked there. It yielded $22,000. In 1855 a nugget was found at French Ka vine that weighed 532 ounces and was worth $10,000. It con.tained considerable quartz, whieh is not calculated in its weight. In 1851, at French llavine, a nugget was fouhd which weigued 426 ounces and was iftlnèd at 88,000. A nugget is reportert to have been found at Minnesota valued at $5,000. In 1850 a pieco of gold quartz was found in i renen Ravine which containod 202 ounces of gold, worth 84,893. At Smith's Flat, in 1886, a piece of gold was taken from a claim which was worth 2.716 and weighed 146 ounces. At Smith's Flat, in 1864, a nugget was found weighing MOonnces and worth $2,005. At Little Grizzly Oiggings, in 1869, a nugget worth $2,000 was found, A nugget weighing 94 ounces and valued at $1,770 was found At the Hope claim, four miles below thu Mountain House. At French Ravine, in 1860. a nugget was found worth $1,757 and weighing 93 ounces. At Smith's Flal, in 1861, a nugget was found whieh weighed 80 ounces and was valued at ¦51,509. "Ma, what is a grass widow?" asked a Harlem youth who had been reading in the papers about a person of that descrinlion. "Why, my boj-, I can't explain it exactly," replied the mother. 'TH bet 1 know, anyhow," said the smart youngster. "Wcll, teil me." "A graai widow is a fernate woman whoso iiusband died of hay fever," heexelaimcd. Then he went out in the kitchen and rubbed the cat's nose with red pepper. - [Harlem Times. Young Lady (just from boardingschool, at dinnertable) - "Please, papa, I'd like a leg of the roast chicken." Papa - "Ton have had one, my dear, and your brotherhadthe other." Young Lady (in a sprightly manner) - "Oh, sure enough! a chicken has only two legs. It's a duck that has four." - Harper's Bazar. The Public has an interesting artïcle on the population of the United States, in wh'.chit is mainlained that the country lias now 54.800,000 inhabitants. This number is about 4,700,000 greater than was reported by the census for June 30, 1880, and warrants the prediction of a populatioB of 55,000,000 by July 1 next. "W bat country do you represent, sir?" asked one individual of another in froct of a saloon in St. Paul, Minn., one day last week. 'Tm not a member of the legislature," was the reply. "I'monly a private citizen on a drank."


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