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District and Name.

Cost or
Value.

Source of Water.

Length
Miles.

Owners.

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Poor Man's .. Middle Yuba, S. F. 20 $40,000
Rough & Ready Deer Creek.

15 20,000 E. B. Wynans, A't. Scotchman's.. Scotchman's Cr'k.

1,200 D. C. Teeple, Ag't. 1

800 J. B. Prewet Selby's. Rock Creek

4 10,000 Kellog & Harrison. Shady

Shady Creek. 10 25,000 J. Pollard, Ag't... Simpson's

11 2,000 J. Simpson... Slate Creek.

Big Deer Creek 6 6,000 James Whartenby. Snow Mountain

18 10,000 S. Yuba Canal Co South Yuba..... 16 (d) 500,000 Company. Stark's..

Greenhorn Creek. 63 7,000 H. Stark..
St. Louis.

Steep Hollow.. 511 4,000
Street's
Little Deer Creek.

2,500 Kellog & Harrison. Tomlinson Slate Creek...

4,000 0. M. Tomlinson.. Trilmian Deer Creek Tun'l.

20,000 Union Wolf Creek...

8,000 T. R. Walker, Prit. Scotchman's Cr’k. 4 1,500 Arthur Moore, Ag'u Warren

Rock Creek.. 4 8,000 James Whartenby. Wisconsin Steep Hollow.

800 E. C, Mattison & Co Wolf Rock C.& Albion Wolf Creek.. 20 20,000 Thrusher & Co.... York Mining Co. ... Bear River

10 10,000 Jas. Gardner, Ag't Little Deer Creek. 5 1,000 Hunter&M'Cutchen N. Y. Rayine.... 3 1,000 Bell & Co.......

1,000 B. F. Cooley

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PLACER. *

(6) Amer. R. W. & M. Co. American River.. 22 + 100,000 Corporation..... Auburn & Bear River Water Co

Bear River... 200 75,000 Bird's Valley Volcano Cañon.

4001 Buffalo...

500 Buncombe Ditch Co.

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300 Demings' Secret Ravine....

2

700 Denton's..

1

100 Dutch Flat Water C. American, N. F.. 15 5,400 El Dorado Water Co. El Dorado Cañon. 184 30,000 E. Tyler, Super't.. Elm Slide Ditch Co..

3,000 Eureka

400 Eureka Ditch Co....

500
Ferguson's Ditch..
Gold H. & B. R.W.Co Bear River.... 82 16,000 Corporation....
Grizzly

4

900 Priest & Co Hill's

25 5,000 J. T. Hill... Hose's

2,000 Independ't Ditch Co.

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7,000 Indiana Water Co

2,000 Lowry Ditch ..

5 3,000
McKee Water Ditch. Indian Cañon. 17 6,000 Baker & Co
North Shirt Tail.... N. Shirt Tail Ca'n. 11 5,500 Priest & Co
North Sea.. Dry Creek...... 8 2,800

* Number of ditches returned by the Assessor, 1858, 35 ; aggregate length, 550 miles; assessed
value, $283, 160 ; cost of construction, $1,550,000.-[ED.
+ Cost of construction of that portion in Placer County.

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PLUMAS. * Badger, Curtis and R. R. H..

Spanish Creek Badger Hill. Hill's Ravine.. Bowman & Co.'s... Yellow Creek. Brandy Flat... Silver Creek.. Dubagne & Co.'s. Elizabethtown Sister Betsy's G'ch Five Points. Rock Creek... Gopher Hill. Snake Lake Creek. Grub Flat..

Meadow V’y C'k. Hungarian.

Ray's Ravine... Indian Hill..

Rich Bar Creek... Junction Bar. Feather Long Valley

M. F.. Mount Pleasant Silver & Gold Lake

Mill Creek..

Spanish Creek Mumford's Hill. Bear Creek. Nelson Point. Nelson Creek... Rich Bar.

Mill Creek..... Richmond Hill Onion Valley C'k.

S. F. Scad Point.. Big Cañon...... Smith & Indian Bars. Feather.. Spring Garden Mines Spring Garden C'k Tucker & Co.'s...... Rock Creek..

30 (a)150,000 J. J. Harvey... 3 6,000 F. Ward.. 3 7,000 3 6,000 J. J. Harvey & Co. 2

300 2 3,000 White & Co.... 4

9,000 J. J. Harvey & Co. 4

6,000 Fuller & Co..... 2

2,000 J. J. Harvey 4

6,500 Cokes & Co.. 3 5,000 Dewitt Kellogg.

8,000 Hill & Co..

8,000 Jackson & Co..... 7 40,000 J. J. Harvey..

15,000 Dickson & Co.,

8,000 J. J. Harvey & Co. 10,000 Mumford & Co.... 20,000 Mr. Sherwin

5,000 Reynolds & Co... 12,000 Mr. Hollinsworth.. 6,000 Mr. O'Neill.....

5,000 Boyd & Co.. 2 10,000 Paul & Co 4 9,000 Yates & Co 4 7,000 Tucker & Co

7,000 5 15,000 McGinnis & Co....

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Am. R'r W. & M. Co. American, N. F.. 25 C) 300,000
Blair's..
Cosumnes

3,000 Mr. Blair Cosumnes & Mich. B'r

90 180,000 Dayton & O'Brien.

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* The returns of the Assessor, 1858, show 92 ditches, with an aggregate length of 201 miles; capacity, 16,775 inches. Assessed value, $210,000 ; estimated cost of construction, $600,000.-[ED.

+ The number returned by the Assessor, 1858, is 11, with an aggregate length of 135 miles. We have returns of 8 ditches, with an aggregate length of 163 miles, exclusive of 177 miles of branches ; 18 miles of the A. R. W. & M. Co. are in Placer, and are therefore included in that county ; estimated cost of construction for the county, $800,000.-[ED.

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Number reported by the Assessor, 1858, 24; length, 104 miles, with a capacity of 9,000 inches; cost of construction, estimated, $300,000.-[ED.

+ Number included in the returns of the Assessor, 1858, 70 ; length, 183 miles; total value, $420,650. Most of these ditches are small, of one or two miles in length each ; the principal companies only are included in the table; the amount set opposite to each is the capital stock.-[ED.

# The Assessor reports, 1858, 16, exclusive of several small ditches; assessed value, $100,000.-[ED.

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(6) Bishop & Parry's... Dry Creek..

9 * The number reported by the Assessor, 1858, 94 ; length, 163 miles. Many of these ditches are small, but of considerable importance ; the estimated aggregate value for the county is over $500,000.

+ The number reported by the Assessor, 1858, is 10; with an aggregate length of 181 miles. The extent of those set forth in the table is 425 miles, and includes the Miner's New Ditch recently completed, the capacity of which is said to exceed the aggregate of all the other ditches in the county, Cost of construction for the county, exclusive of the last named, $1,481,000.-[ED.

# Number of ditches, 31 ; aggregate length, 241 miles ; estimated cost of construction, $700,000.

Cost or
Value.

District and Name.

Length
Miles.

Source of Water.

Owners.

3475

Galena......

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Branham's.. Oak Valley Creek. $1,000 G. S. Branham & Co Cain, Young & Co.'s.

7,000 Cain, Young & Co. Clear Creek.. Clear Creek.. Depôt Branches, Ind. C'k

8,000 Spencer & Co..... Eureka...

Yuba... Excelsior

Mid. Yuba, D'r C'k 32 (c) 250,000 Galena Hill... Clear Creek..

3,000 Gates & Co.... Oak Valley Creek

20,000 Ridout & Co..... Godfrey Indian Creek...

1,250Mr. Godfrey.. Gold Ridge. Oregon Creek.... 43 25,000 Watson & Co..... Goodwin

Dry Creek... 4 Green Mountain.. Humbug Creek.. 11 6,000 N. Young & Co... Humbug..

16 19,650 Atchison & Co... Long Bar..

Dry Creek.... 4 10,000 Lester Burnett... Nine Horse.

Indian Gulch..
Oak Flat..
Yuba....

1,200 Godfrey & Co..... Oak Valley.. Oak Valley Creek.

5,000 Nichols & Co.... Parks' Bar. Dry Creek...

8,000 Bradley & Co. Railroad Hill. Oak Valley Creek. 4 6,000 E. Crow & Co..... Rhodes' Musquito Creek.. 2

200 Rhodes & Co..... Slate Creek.

Slate Creek... 3 Spencer's.

Willow Creek.. 4 12,000 Spencer & Co..... Travis Dry Creek..

10 Telegraph.. Mill Creek..

14! 1,500 Ortman & Co..... Tri Union Co.. Deer Creek, 60 (c) 150,000 Simpson & Co..... Tuscaloosa..

Oregon Creek. 3 9,000/Whitcomb & Co... Walton

10 Western

Willow Creek. 4 5,500 Vanil & Co..... Whitesides Dry Creek..

8 10,000 Whitesides & Co.. Yuba and Dry Creek. Yuba..

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IV:-WHALE FISHERIES OF THE PACIFIC. The following extracts, illustrating the extent of this lucrative and important branch of trade, and the advantages of this State as a depot for the vessels engaged therein, are taken from the message of Governor Bigler to the Legislature of the State, 1855 :

“The market for oil and bone is better at San Francisco than at the Islands, and perhaps not inferior to that of the Atlantic cities. In fact, I am assured that during the year 1854, more than two hundred thousand gallons of oil were shipped from Honolulu to San Francisco, to one house alone, as affording a better market than could be found at the Islands.

It is certainly undeniable that the facilities for transhipping oil and bone to the Atlantic, South America, and other neighboring markets, are much greater at the port of San Francisco than at Honolulu or any other Pacific port.

The importance to our own merchants and ship owners of this valuable trade may be estimated from the following statements obtained from reliable

sources:

During the year ending December 22, 1854, there were shipped from Honolulu alone, principally to the ports of New London and New Bedford, sixty

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