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A Contraband Operation. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
A Contraband Operation. The following order shows how Gen. Curtis deals with contrabands: Headquarters, Army of the Southwest, Cross Timbers, March 5th, 1862. Special Order No. 125.] Charley Morton, Hamilton Kennedy, Alonzo Lewis, Colored men, formerly slaves, employed in the rebel service, and taken as a contraband of war, are hereby confiscated; and not being needed in the public service, are permitted to pass the pickets of this command northward, without let or hindrance, and are forever emancipated from the service of masters who allowed them to aid in efforts to break up the Government of our country. By command of Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis. H. Z. Curtis, Assistant Adjutant General. This order is brief and to the purpose, says the St. Louis Democrat. It is within the intent of the Act of Congress of August, 1861. Its effect is to set the slaves free, beyond any lawful reclamation hereafter. The order being one which it was unquestionably competent for Gen. Curtis to make as a...
Deliverance in Virginia. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Deliverance in Virginia. A gentleman of Baltimore, just returned from Winchester, Va., where he has been to look after some relatives of his, who had not bowed the knee to the Jeff Davis Baal, reports a scene of desolation utterly indescribable. He says the country looks much like the desert between Cairo and Suez in Egypt. There are nooks, however, out of the way of the main roads, in and about Winchester, and the same is true of the region around Leesburg, where the foot of the destroyer did not get, but they are few and far between. The slaves are rapidly making their way out of bondage, across Maryland into the land of free labor. Nobody is found to distrust them any longer. Large squads of them, confiscated by our generals in front, under the act of Congress, are furnished with evidence of their freedom. A few days ago 99, of all ages and sizes, passed through this city in charge of an officer to Philadelphia, from Gen. Bank's division. They were surrounded at the cars by hundr...
Adjournment of the Legislature. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Adjournment of the Legislature. THE PACIFIC APPEAL. SAN FRANCISCO : SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1852. The Appeal can be had at J. W. Sullivan's News Depot, near the Post Office. The XIII Session of the California Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, 15th inst. This was, perhaps, the most liberal body of Legislators ever elected in this State, and probably oamo .nearer to representing the views and wishes of their constituents than any which has ever preceded them ; still they were not wholly up to the spirit and tendendeney of the age. The action of a majority of the Senate in defeating the Negro Testimony bills, will ever stamp that majority as unjust, illiberal and oppressive. A brief history of the progress of these Bills through both honses ; their success in the Assembly, and defeat in the Senate, may not be uninteresting, and may servo for future reference. No action was taken by the Colored People ia the premises until February, when a petition was circulated for signatures, pra...
The Sunday Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
The Sunday Mercury. This new hebdomadal made its first appearance on Sunday morning according to previous announcement. It is a large, handsome sheet, about the size of the Evening Bulletin, well printed and tastefully arranged. The reading matter is good, the editorials well written, and the selections interesting and instructive. The Editors and Proprietors are all practical printers, and from their knowledge of the business, professionally and mechanically, they will surely make a good and successful paper. While finding many things to commend in the Sunday Mercury, we regret the Editors could not commence their paper without ridiculing the "Negro Testimony Bill.'' We doubt whether either of the gentlemen connected with the Mercury would object to the testimony of a Negro, even if it were against them, merely because he was a Negro. Why then offend good taste and wound our feelings, already bruised and sore from failure and continund oppression, by those vulgar flings, (witticism...
Ante Mortem Liberality. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Ante Mortem Liberality. George Peabody, Esq., the great London Banker, is a wise, as well as a benevolent man. He performs his works of charity himself, while he can superintend their operations and witness their results. He does not, as do other millionaires, leave to his heirs the task of dispensing his charities, and to posterity the benefits resulting therefrom. Mr. Peabody is an American, born in Danvers, Mass. In the year 1852 he donated a large sum for the purpose of founding an Institute and Library, for the benefit of the people of tbat town, which is now in successfu 1 operation. Subsequently, in 1857, he founded an Institute in Baltimore, Md., devoted to Science and the Arts, with a free Library. He has recently, March 15th, 1862, given the enormous sum of £150,000 "to ameliorate the condition and promote the comfort and happiness of the poor of the city of London." He has appointed Charles Francis Adams, U. S. Minister, Lord Stanley, Sir James Emerson Tennent, C. E. Lamp...
Zion Church Benefit. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Zion Church Benefit. A festival was given at Apollo Hall, Pa* cific St., on Thursday Evening, 15th inst., the proceeds of which are to be applied to the benefit of said Church. A large number of its members, and those of the A. M. E. and Baptist Churhes were in attendance. The tables were well supplied with all the delicacies of the season. Previous to the surrounding of the tables by the guests, the Pastor of the church, Rev. J. J. Moore, made a few remarks, and was followed by short and appropriate addresses from Reverend Messrs. Howell and Smith, after which the company commenced to relieve the tables of the weight of luxuries they were loaded down with. The Committee was composed of the following persons, Jas. Ilargrave, G. McDowell, Mrs. J. Done and Mrs. Sims, aud their management gave entire satisfaction to the patrons of the occasion. Among other good things in the first number of the Sunday Mercury, we notice reminiscences of two notable New Yorkers, whom we knew in our youn...
®owmuniaiu>nfi. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
®owmuniaiu&gt;nfi. For the Pacific Appeal. THE PBESENT AGE. The present age is an age of Revolutions. The whole civilized world is agitated with political convulsions, and the down-trod-den millions of the old world, as well as the new, are shaking thrones to their foundations. The spirit of Liberty is again being kindled in the hearts of the people, and tyrants tremble. The pent ap fires of Freedom are again bursting forth, and, like a volcano, are spreading consternation, devastation and death amidst the ranks of those who would abridge the rights of the people. From the four quarters of the earth every arrival from abroad brings us intelligence of the highest moment. Political strife for the reins of Government has reached a crisis, unknown before the present since the union of the States. The very foundation of the nation is shaken, and statesmen stand aghast, when they view the slender thread that binds together the present Confederation. Every year Slavery clogs the wh...
From our Victoria Correspondent. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
From our Victoria Correspondent. I write this in anticipation of the arrival of the mail SteamerB Hermann and , as both are due to-morrow, and a number of passengers for the mining district are expected, who will, no doubt, proceed forthwith to the locations where they intend to prospect. By the last Steamer, many of the men, some of them known at your office, intended to go to Salmon River, but " seeing, is believing," and they heard such miserable accounts of the prospect there, at Portland, Oregon, that they come off at once in the same steamer to this place, and have since proceeded to Cariboo, which place now commands especial attention. You will perceive, by our local daily papers, that the Government have at length gone heart and soul into the matter, and we are to have grand trunk roads through British Columbia, which will open up a very valuable farming and grazing country. This is most desirable, as we have to depend upon Washington Territory and Oregon for suDplfcs of bee...
gomcstic Nummary. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
gomcstic Nummary. Tho steamer Golden Age sailed yesterday for Panama. She carried 250 passengers and $811,138,83 treasure. Murder.—At about 3 o'clock, yesterday afternoon, a Colored man, named Forrest M. Hill, was shot and killed at his residence, on Thirteenth and I streets, by a white man named E. Easterbrook.—Sac. Unson, May 14th. , More Cariboo Emigrants.—Tho steamer Oregon, on Thursday, carried off over 500 adventurers to the new gold regions of the North. Edward W. Bonney was executed on Friday, 9th inst., at Sau Lcandro, Alameda ce., for the murder of Augusts Hirsch. He attempted suicide, but did not succeed. He died, protesting his innocence of the crime for which he was convicted. Judge Hardy Convicted.—The Senate, by a vote of 24 to 12, (more than tho necessarytwo-thirds vote) convicted Judge Hardy of the charge contained in Article 15 of the bill of Impeachment, accusing him of uttering treasonable and seditious language at various times and places. On all the other charg...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
_ [Pfrtrngs, MASONIC NOTICE. OLIVE BRANCH LODGE, No. 5, F. &amp; A. MASONS. This Lodge meets every Tues. day Evening, in their Hall, 306 Stockton street. The Monthly Meeting, Ist Tuesday in each inonthNELSON COOK, Secy. San Francisco Literary Institute. Meet every Thursday evening, at the con wof Broadway and Mason street. Business meeting Ist Thursday in each month. JAMES P. DYER, President. Philip A. Bell, Recording Seer tary. The Daughters and Sons of Zion Benevolent Association, Was organized May 14th, 1860; and meets every second Monday Evening, in each month, at o'clock, at Zion Church, Pacific street. Names of Officers. Mrs. Emma Smith, President; Mrs. Sarah Moody, Vice President; Mrs. Frances J. Cain, Secretary; Mrs. Wm. H. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary; Mr. A. B. Smith, Treasurer. Managers. Mrs. Julia D. Shelton, Mrs. Sarah F. Johnson, Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson, Mrs. Priscilla Miller Stewards. Mrs. Jane Smith, Mrs. Lucinda Bryant, Mr. Wm. Herpn, Mr. Lewis Berry. 09- THE...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
gutattwstmcnts. BOARDING HOUSE. * FOlt COLORED PEOPLE.—MRS. TURK will accommodate a few respectable colored people with Board, with or without Lodging, or Lodging without board, at her residence on Sacramento street, corner of Chamberlain, nearly opposite the Catholic Church. Mrs. T. will spare no pains to surround her guests with all the comforts of a home, and with a well stocked Larder, and comfortable and neatly furnished Rooms, awaits with confidence the support of the public. Board, with Lodging, per week $7 50 Board, without Lodging, per week.... (J 00 Lodging, per week 2 00 Placirville, May 1,1861. myl 0-tf OR. W. H C. STEPHENSON, HJU'.U\MKNTO, Office—Sixth Street, between J and K, No. 158, corner of the Alley. The Bluod Purifier and Pain Exterminator. ALL CHRONIC and ACUTE DISEASES, of whatever kind or nature; Rheumatism, Neuralgia; all complaints of Females and Children, successfully treated. Medicines carefully put up, and forwarded by Erpres. CHARGES MODERATE. Miners and...
Poetry. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Poetry. For the Pacific Appeal. SISTER, I WILL COME BACK! Dear sister, I will come back again, And change thy home of gloom and sorrow To joy's abode—and love's refrain, Shall animate thy heart to-morrow Sister, I will come back! Thine arms arc waiting to embrace me,, And tears of joy thou hast in keeping, That will, when heaven and fate replace me, Course forth like rain, in gladsome weeping:— Sister, 1 will come back 1 Yes, Bister dear, 111 soon comc back To Mother. Jlome and Thee caressing, And thou shalt henceforth, nothing lack, I'll crown thee with a brother's blessing Sister, I will come back 1 Though 'twixt ub long the restless ecean Has rolled, and time has wrought his changes, Yet, sister dear, with heart-devotion, 1 turn to thee whose, heart ne'er rangea : — Sister, I will come back 1 Cassandra. Petaluma, May —, 1802.
jStUrtions. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
jStUrtions. A Californian Patron of the Arts. —" I heard, the other day, of a very odd, perhaps lucky circumstance, which has just befallen a friend of mine, a young American artist, residing in Rome. A Mr. W., a rich Californian, who lias amassed a great fortune by keeping a hotel and restaurant, at which were served 2500 meals a day, and who seems endowed with a love of the fine arts as well as the culinary, was so much taken with this artist's works that he bought, tout d'un coup, not only his whole stock of paintings, at a wholesale price, but the artist himself, whom he has engaged to go to California and paint pictures for him, for the space of a year ; after which time ho trusts the painter will be able to make his own fortune. I understood that other American artists wished to make a similar arrangement with Mr. W., but the eccentric Californian declined, thinking that one painter and one studio full of canvas was enough for the present. He did not want too much of a good th...
Death of a Female Slave-Trader. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
Death of a Female Slave-Trader. The papers chronicle the death, recently, at Cadiz, of Mrs. Watson, tho notorious female slave-trader, who but recently was a resident of this city, of which she was a native. Her maiden name was Mary Jane Lackey. Her peculiar business had been for a long time known in this city, but she was permitted to pursue it with impunity until the change in the Administration at Washington placed our Government judicial offices in other hands when three indictments for complicity in the slave-trade were made against her. She was, however, too nimble of foot to be caught, and managed to get off to Europe, turning up at Cadiz, where she very soon fitted out three other slavers, when the United States Consul . at that port, being advised of her movements, withdrew the registers of the vessels referred to, and they could not sail. . It is said that the female slaver then resolved to drink and die.—N. F. paper.
The News. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
The News. A Large Fire.—New York, May 13.— Tlie rnoBt detsructive fire that has ever visited Long Island has baen raging for the Isst four days, destroying a large amount of property. The fire broko ont near Stony Brook, on Friday last, and has swept over an area of 60 square acres, principally in the town of Brookhaven. A dispatch Irom Fort Jefl'erson, of the 12th, says that the damage is variously estimated at three hundred to five hundred thousand dollars. A great fire occurred at Troy, N. Y., on Saturday, 10th inst., destroying between 500 and 600 buildings, and burued over 50 acres of ground in the 2d, 2d and 4th wards. The loss approximates $3,000,000. Several lives were lost: among them were Dr. Carry, and Messrs. Ransom, llaight and Merchant. Some ten persons are missing, 1000 feet of the llensalaer and Saratoga Railroad bridges was destroyed. Norfolk surrendered to the Federal troops under General Wool, ou the 4th inst. Fortsmouth and the Navy Yard£arc ours. The Merrimac wa...
CONTENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
CONTENTS. Column Pago I—How Washington becamc the Capital 1 A Slave Legacy 3 A Touching Bequest 3 Contraband Operations 4 Deliverance in Virginia 4 " 2—Editorials ' 5 - 3—Communications—The Present Age. 9 Victoria Correspondence 10 Marriages and Deaths 11 Meetings, &amp;c 11 Domestic Summary 12 " 4—Poetry 13 Selections 13 The News 14 Advertisements 15 Prospectus 16
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
givnlismmts. "NATHANIEL GRAY, UNDERTAKE K, 641 Sacran»ento Street, Corner of Webb, ban krancisco. Iron and Wood Grave Enclosures and Marble Tomb Stones furnished to order. mylo-3m Dress Making and Machine Sewing, By Mrs. MATILDA THOMPSON, No. 725 Mission street, between 3d and 4th sts. apl2tf BULL'S HEAD, YATES ST., above DOUGLAS, VICTORIA, V. I. ENGUSH ALE AND PORTER, SPANISH and FRENCH WINES, French Brandy and Scotch Whisky, Choice Havana Segars, always on hand. JACOB FRANCIS. Victoria, April 16th, 1862. News on thk Day.—The largest Stock of Clothing, the cheapest Goods, the best styles and the finest material can be found at Quincy Hall. A further reduction in prices has been made, enabling purchasers to make their selections, from a great variety, at rates far below those usually charged. The three sale-rooms, on Washington Btreet, in Montgomery Block, are now filled with apparel of every description and embracing the latest spring styles. apl2 Barber shop and bath-house FOR SAL...