THE ART GALLERY. - Elsewhere in our present issue will be found a long list of articles entered for exhibition at the Mechanics' Fair, but the paintings already in the Art Gallery have not been set down in the books yet. By Butman [Frederick A. Butman], several fine landscapes and faithful portraits by Hill [Thomas Hill], and a number of well executed landscapes and portraits, the former by Norton Bush and the latter by Aureola. [Fortunato Arriola]. The artists who were present yesterday kindly furnished us with the following catalogue of their pictures. There were many other works of art in the gallery, but those who wrought them were absent, and we failed to get specifications of the studies:
By Butman: Six landscapes:
Ruins of the Mission of San Carlos, at Monterey, Sunset upon the Chagras River -- A Paradise of tropical vegetation, with stately trees robed in the rich festoons and pendant garlands of vines and flowers -- a glimpse of the burnished river, mellowing into vague purple mist in the distance, and a sky beyond lit up with the glory of the setting sun. It is an exquisite picture.
Coast Scene on the Bay of Monterey -- with a cool, stormy look about it, and a gradation of waves upon the flat beach "shoaled up" so truly to Nature that any practised in reading the element that never lies, can tell the depth of the water anywhere inside the reef at a glance.
Morning View of Mount Shasta, from Shasta Valley -- A colossal cone of ice cream standing guard over an allegory of Summer.
View of the San Lorenzo, near Santa Cruz.
View of the Mountains in Siskiyou county.
By Norton Bush:
Coast Scene near the Cliff House.
Temple of Tivoli.
Eve of Waterloo.
An Evening Study.
Sketch by Cropsey [Jasper Francis Cropsey], of New York.
By Aureola [Fortunato Arriola]: Two portraits, and a picture of a very pretty girl, a portrait also, possibly.
By Toby Rosenthal: Two portraits and a study, "Innocence."
By Oscar Kaltschmidt: Columbus and Schiller, and five portraits.
By T. Hill [Thomas Hill]:
View of Russian River, near Healdsburg.
Napa Valley, from the Soda Springs.
Hunting Scene, with portrait of the horse "Jim Barton."
Lake Tahoe, (a smaller copy of Mr. Hill's fine picture in the Lick House, and five beautifully finished portraits.
Two Views on the American River.
By Charles Brooks: Fourteen pieces: groupings of game, fish and vegetables, executed with remarkable fidelity to Nature.
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THE CAMANCHE. - A large-sized Bacheldor pump is being placed in the engine room of the Camanche with pipe leading to the water, with which to test the vessel by filling her with water. The pumping will commence either Sunday or early next week. This will make a thorough test of the tightness of the hull. The apparatus for turning the turret is nearly all in its place, and also the apparatus for raising and lowering the anchor without anybody being exposed. The upper deck is being put on; it is made of seven inch plank. A large portion of the heavy oak timber around the side is put on, and firmly bolted to the hull.
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REWARDS OF MERIT. - Henry Freeman was yesterday morning ordered by Judge Shepheard to pay a fine of one hundred and fifty dollars, or go to the County Jail for forty days, for gnawing off John Brownlee's finger. Mary Kane, for being persistently drunk, was sent to the County Jail for thirty days.
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THE ROLL OF FAME. - Nineteen new names were presented yesterday morning to Judge Shepheard, as candidates for judicial favors. The list embraced the usual grade of offences of which his Honor in in the habit of taking cognizance.
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