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< PROSPECTUS% . •! ... 'PI I. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
PROSPECTUS. Will be published by the subscribers, on Thursday, January 4, 1849, at San Francisco, U. Califa., the first number of a weekly newspaper, entited: "ALTA CALIFORNIA." Said paper will be of the size of the present "Star and Californian," and will be devoted to the interests of the inhabitants of Upper California. It will contain the current news of the day, and a general synopsis of political, commercial and literary intelligence. lts columns will always be open to contributors, and to the fair discussion of every question of public importance. The typographical appearance of the paper will be as great an improvement as is possible on that of its predecessors, and should it meet with a patronage commensurate to the efforts put forth to deserve the public good will, it is the intention of the publishers to enlarge it and print it on new type. The publishers assure subscribers that the publication of the "Alta California" will be regular and continued, as the best arrangemen...
Eli HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
EUROPE. From the latest dates in our possession, we have compiled the following summary of Irish news. — We quote from different dates in the order of events. Ireland. This poor, oppressed country has recently been the theatre of an insurrectionary movement. Like all other attempts of the same character it has failed. — If there be a people whose condition is worthy of a world-wide commiseration and sympathy, it is that of tyrannized and famishing Ireland. (new PP) [From the European Times of July 22.] The purchase and manufacture of arms is proceeding rapidly in Ireland. Last week eight stand of arms were purchased by the Dr. Doyle club, of which Mr. Duffly, of the Nation, is the President. — 20,000 stands of disused flint muskets have been purchased in London for the use of the insurgents, and all coming over in batches. Hynaud, the noted pike maker, has left Dublin, for Carlow with a large consignment of pikes. The rebels have prepared a map of the city of Dublin subdivided into ...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
OFFICIAL. NOTICE. HAVING been informed from various sources, of the great suffering and needy condition of many of those deluded and thoughtless persons, who in violation of their plighted faith to their country, have deserted from the Pacific squadron, since the 9th day of November of this year; and who are now paying the penalty of their transgression, under the combined suffering of disease, famine and exposure to an inclement winter; and that many of said deserters, truly repenting their rash and ill-judged act of desertion, would return to their allegiance and their ships, but for the fear of the penalty which the laws might impose, I do hereby say to all such persons, who are chargeable with no other offence against the laws of the Navy than that of desertion — great as is the enormity — return immediately, to your duty, and you will have no cause to regret your confidence in my clemency and forbearance. THO'S AP. C. JONES, Commander in Chief, U. S. Naval Forces, Pacific Ocean...
Al/rA r .hlH' MA. " " N« 'l.*u (», i M ... J*. *«. ;. T* ro:; [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1849 (break-----) SALUTATORY. In presenting this week to the citizens of California a new paper, we take occasion to lay before them a few remarks as to its objects, and the course by which it will aim to attain them. The publishers have an abiding belief in the importance of this Territory as an agricultural and commercial country. They believe, (and none the more since the recent discovery of extensive gold mines,) that its position, its possession of the finest harbors in the Pacific, its thousands of acres of arable and grazing land, its invigorating and delicious climate, its large and navigable rivers, and its inestimable mineral wealth, must, in a very short time, render it one of the most populous and wealthy of States. Feeling and thinking thus, and knowing how much can be accomplished by a good Press in the work of building up from the chaos that now exists a stable and proper system of law, and how much can be done by it i...
SANDWICH I.Sli VNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
SANDWICH ISLANDS. By the Schr. Honolulu, from Honolulu, which arrived on Saturday last, after a tedious passage of twen-ly-three days, we have received letters and are indebted to the attention of Capt. Newell for a file of the Polynesian to Dec. 2, 1848. There is no news in the Polynesian, but from one of our Ietters we make the following extract relative to Dr. Judd, the Hawaiian Minister of Finance: "Honolulu is all in commotion. Dr. Judd, long known among the foreigners as the 'White King,' and for the past year or so, H. H. M. Minister of Finance, has been impeached, and will probably have to leave the Kingdom in disgrace. The investigation is at present going on at the palace." "The fever for going to California is over for the season. Next spring is all the talk now." The Bark Mary, Parker, and the Ship Bingham, Scovel, were to sail in a few days for San Francisco. A seaman named Charles Brockway, belonging to the whale ship "Friends" of New London, Ct., was found drowned on ...
OltK'.iON. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
OREGON. We clip the following items of interest to our Territorial brethren from the latest U. S. dates. (new PP) Gen. Lane, Governor of the new Territory of Oregon, and Major Meek, Marshal of the Territory, arrived in St. Louis on the 31st Aug. They were to leave in a few days for Fort Leavenworth, where an escort awaits them, and thence they will proceed to Oregon. lt is said they expect to reach Oregon before winter sets in. [N. O. Pic. (new PP) CONGRESS — Oregon — the Wilmot Proxiso. The debate in the U. S. Senate upon the Oregon Territory bill prolonged the session of Saturday week to near 10 o'clock on Monday morning. The bill passed with the Wilmot proviso. The Senate, it will be perceived, receded, on motion of Mr. Benton, from the Missouri compromise clause iniserted by that body, and passed the House bill including the Wilmot proviso. [N. O. Pic., Aug. 23. (new PP) CONFIRMATIONS BY THE SENATE — The following officers for the Territory of Oregon have been confirmed by the S...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
For California — The U. S. storeship Ch?? sailed from New Yrok on the 6th inst. for San Francisco, California, with a cargo of stores for the army and other Government employees there, valued at $200,000. She had also on board a sawmil, which was constructed in Washington, and is designed to be put up at Monterey. Besides this, she carries out a great variety of Yankee knick-knacks, agricultural implements, clothing, &amp;c. [N. O. Pic. of Aug. Gen. Wool. __ We see it stated in the papers that Gen. Wool is spoken of as the next Governor of the State of New York. -- It is an office of great responsibility. Gen.Kearney. -- The St. Louis Reveille of the 29th Aug. says: Gen, Kearney came uup the city last Saturday to answer to the charge of contempt of court, in dissolving an order issued by Judge Hamilton. After a few minutes conversation with his honor the judge, he was discharged from custody. A revenue cutter, christened the Cornelius W. Lawrence, after the collector* of New...
Tony cor.vai. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
Town Council. Special Meeting of Town Council, December 28th, 1848. Present — T. M. Leavenworth, Alcalde; Messrs. Clark, Jones, Mowry and Buckelew. The object of the meeting was stated by Mr. Clark to be the reception and consideration of petitions concerning the illegality or impropriety of the election of the town council on the 27th inst. Also, an investigation of the fact alleged, that votes were received from persons not bona fide residents of San Francisco at such election. After reading the petition of sundry persons it was on motion, Resolved, That the council adjourn until to-moirow evening at 4 o'clock, and that notice be served on William D. M. Howard, and R. A. Parker, absent members. M. L. Callender, Clerk of Council. San Francisco, Dec. 29th, 1848. Special meeting of the Town Council, of the town of San Francisco, agreeable to adjournment of the preceding evening. Present — T. M. Leavenworth, Alcalde; Messrs. Clark, Jones, Mowry and Buckelew. Mr. Buckelew read the peti...
TOWN COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
TOWN COUNCIL. Tuesday Eve January 2, 1849 The Town Council met at the Public Institute, Portsmouth square. Members present, Messrs Harris, Hubbard, Parker, Roach, Surine and Townsend. On motion of Mr. Harris, John Townsend was appointed Chairman pro tem. On motion of Mr. Harris, John Townsend was nominated as President of the Board, for the ensuing year. Carried On motion of Mr. Roach, J. Howard Ackerman was appointed secretary to the council. Moved by Mr. Roach, that the Council hold their regular meetings on Monday evening of each week, at the Public Institute, at 7 o'clock. Carried. Moved by Mr. Harris that J. Howard Ackerman, clerk to this Council, is hereby authorized to obtain of the Clerk of the former Council, all Books and Papers in his possession, belonging to the town. Mr. Roach presented a petition signed by a number of citizens, relative to the building of a Hospital, which after being read, on motion was laid over until next meeting. On motion, the Council adjourned. J...
or.' i * ii. * .• •» i . ..... [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
NOTICE. In pursuance of Resolutions of a meeting of citizens of this District, on the 21st inst., an Election will be held at the School House in the town of San Francisco, on Monday, the 8th day of January, 1849, from 10 o'clock A. M. to 4 o'clock P. M., for Five Delegates to represent the people of the District of San Francrisco, in a Convention. to meet at the Pueblo de San Jose on Monday, the 5th day of March, 1849, for the purpose of drafting and preparing a form of Provisional Government for the Territory of California; which is to be submitted to the people for their approval. W. D. M. HOWARD, } Judges W. H. DAVIS, } of H. TOLER, } Election. San Francisco, Dec. 1848.
V. *>«♦. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
Aviso. En virtud de las resolutiones de los ciudeadanos de este Distrito, convenidos en el dia 21 del corriente mes habra una eleccion en la casa de escuela en el Pueblo de San Francisco el lunes dia 8 del mes de Enero de 1848, desde las horas 10 de la manana hasta las horas 4 de laa tarde, de Cinco Dipatados para representar el pueblo del Distrito de San Francsico en una Asamblea que debe reunirse en el Pueblo de San Jose, el lunes cinci de Marzo de 1849, con el objecto de hacer un plan de Gobierno Provisional para el Teritorio de California, que debe sumeterse al pueblo para su aprobacion. GUILLERMO D. HOWARD, } Jucces GUILLERMO H. DAVIS, } de la H. TOLER, } Eleccion San Francisco Dec 1848 TEMPERANCE MEETING On Friday evening, 7 o'clock, at the School House, on Portsmouth square. Citizens generally are invited to attend. T. DWIGHT HUNT.
M Kl.Yiv Jill. KNAL [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
MARINE JOURNAL Port of San Francisco Arrived. Dec. 24th, Haw sch Mary, King master, from Mazatlan, with Mexican manufactures to Ross, Benton &amp; Co. 30th, Am sch Honolulu, Newell master, with an assorted cargo to the master and others. Jany. 1st, Brit brig Alert, Main master, 60 days from Guayaquil, with cargo to Mr. Game, supercargo. Sailed. Dec. 27th, Chi ship Virginia, Bendixen master, Valparaiso. 28th, " brig Trobadour, Alva master, Mazatlan. 29th, Am. brig Sabine, Swain master, Monterey and Sydney, N. S. W. 30th, " ship Rhone, Hill master, Honolulu and Canton. Jany. 3d, Hwn brig Julian, Moran master, Honolulu and Canton. Under Despatch. Am sch Veloz, Voget, San Pedro, Mazatlan and Central America. " sch Honolulu, Newell, Honolulu and Canton. " brigantine Henry, Hoyer, San Pedro. " Brig Malek Adhel, Hall, Columbia river. " " Eveline, --- --, Santa Cruz. Brit. bark Janet, Columbia river, under a special license from Com. Jones The "Rhone" was at Sousolito yesterday. The...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
FOR MAZATLAN. The good Bark Mary Frances will have dispatch in a few days for the above Port. For freight or passage apply to John Paty. San Francisco, Jan. 4, 1849. FORl COLUMBIA RIVER. The fast sailing Brig "MALEK ADHEL," John T. Hall Master, will sail in a few days. For freight or passage, apply to R. A. PARKER, or CAPT. N. CROSBY, Jr. San Francisco Jan. 4, 1849 FOR THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. The barque "Janet" A ?, has ample accomodations for cabin and steerage passengers. For freight or passage, apply to Mr. Dring. Jany. 1849. NOTICE The undersigned have this day admitted Mr. Talbot H. Green and Fr. Francis Methis into co-partner-ship, for ther purpose of conducting a general importing jobbing and commission business, under the firm and style of Mellus, Howard &amp; Co., at their warehouse on Montgomery st. MELLUS &amp; HOWARD. San Francisco, Jany. 1, 1849. NOTICE. Will be sold at public auction, at the action room of Ward &amp; Smith in San Francisco, on the...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
New goods on sale at the ??? of the under-signed -- Barclay, Perkins &amp; Co's ???, in hogshead ??? ale and porter in boxes; superior Manilla ??? roots; do Manilla and Sandwich Islands coffee; S. I. sugar; fine white ??? in bbls; prime pork; do ????; brandy in hogshead; Jamaica rum; sperm candles; shoes; embroidered velvet slippers; mother o' pearl buttons; embroidered satin sprons; shot, assorted sizes; Chinese lacquered red wood tables; back gammon boards; an assortment of Chinese carved ivory and tortoise shell, lacquered red and leather ??? and fire screens, also paper knives, card baskets, tortoise shell combs; sup'r Eng. regalie shirts and half hose; bottom and under rubber braces; white pongee handkerchiefs; grass cloth do; bl'k silk satin neckerchiefs; bl'k silk hat ribbons; ??? crape shawls; curry powder and ???; white linen thread; Oolong and Hyson teas; sup'r iron and brass door locks and an assortment of chest, ??? and cupboard locks; Am'r drills; printed cotton...
••ik i U'EUI: voir::.- [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
••ik i U'EUI: \ voir::.- If 1 u ••r* a voire, n V'&gt;«ce, , Thai «r»vl the w*rW , &lt; I wnn'd tfy na lbt&gt; lu am* cf the »in*n«n|f I'jfct, An'? speak lo men With h gentle uujftrt. And toll them to be true. I would fly, I would tly, overland and sea, a human heart might b»-, Te|»ing a t.Ue, or sniping a sung. In pra;*« of ll;e right—in blame of th© wrong. If I were n voice, a consoling voice, I'd fly on the wings of the uir; # J*l e homes of Sorrow and Citiilf I'd wJI, And culm and truthful word* I'd e|»*uk, To save them from Despair. I would fly. I would fly, o'er the crowded town, And drop, like the happy sun light down Into the hearts of suffering men. And teach thsin to look up a gain. If I were a voice, a convincing voice, I'd travel with the wind. And wherever I saw the nations torn J*y warlure, jealousy, jpite, or t-corn, • I Or hatred v of their kind, ! I wou'd fly, I would fly, on the thunder-crash, And into their blinded bosoms flush ; And, all t...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 4 January 1849
City Hotel. Located on the south side of Portsmouth square. The proprietor informs his friends and the public generally, that he has again leased the above large and well known establishment, which has been recentfitted up and furnished in the most modern style, and from his experience in business as a conductor ofi a public house, he hopes to gain a liberal share of patronage. The purveyance department is attended with care and attention. and his table supplied with all the varieties the market affords. His bar contains the choicest brands of cordials, wines and liquors. In fact, no pains will be spared in any department to render his guests agreeable during their sojourn. J. H. BROWN, Proprietor. San Francisco, Jany. 1, 1849. PUBLIC HOUSE. The undersigned respectfully informs his friends and the public generally, that he has opened a Public House for Ihe accomodation of all, in his new and commodious building on the corner of Pacific &amp; Sansom streets, opposite the shii...