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. [From the Pacific owh.] ' Party Action In California—Mr. <-11 turf* Statement. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 November 1849
. [From the Pacific \owh.] ' Party Action In California—Mr. &lt;-11 turf* Statement. Mr. (Gilbert, whose probable election to congrcss we have noticed in another column, makes ! an explanation of hin position in the late canvass. ! lover his own signature in the Alta California ofj | Thursday hint, the material portions of which we ! i deem it to lie fair and just to him to transfer to ! our columns. The statement bears date of 14th November, the day after the election, and appears to have been written under the impression. : derived probably from the result of the poll in this city, that he had been defeated. Mr. Gilbert, as is known to our readers, did not receive the nomination of either of the public meetings held in Portsmouth Square ; but ran as an independent candidate. We give his statement of his position, with the , single remark that we entirely concur in his view in relation to the attempted organization of the 1 democratic party, in this election. We regard | hi...
thr Constitution I [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
Signing the Constitution! ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN KUAN CISCO, SATI'KDAY, IHiC. 1, 18J9. The thirteenth day of October, in the year 184!*, was one of'th«»se eventful ejiochs in the history of California which will evei be a day of remembrance and interest— the beginning of a new era ! It was a day of beauty uud sunshine. The sun rose in nil hi.' l might, and a* lie went higher and higher in the heavens the ocean mist that hung laxily upon the pleasant j town of Monterey, and seemed dallying softly with the placid waters of the lovely bay, gradually shrunk from hie amorous embrace, until it had rolled up the hill-sides,! and died away, leaving its last kiss upon the crests of the stately pines. And as the day grew brighter and hotter, a balmy breer.e swept gently past—so gentle that it did not ripple the quiet waters—so cyol that if seemed to soothe and calm all unworthy ami restless desires—and yet so potent that it filled tin* mind with great thoughts that appeared to have been called ...
Lalrat from (he Placer. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
Lalrat from (he Placer. I'ideas the weather speedily grant* a respite, we shall venture to "ring down the curtain" on tho l&gt;rauin of the ' liitliirn Farmer "for the season" ending with November. The winter rain* ami the worn roailn have together impeded travel to such an extent as will entirely eut oil' communication between the l'lacer section of couutry and the valley settlements for the ensuing six weeks, if not for the "balance of the season" ending in April.— Thenceforward, after the "wiuterof our discontent" shall 1 have merged into the "merry month of May," thcra will i be a greater amount of profitable labor accomplished, i then the present year ban witnessed ; a conclusion which is amply justified by present indications. I T pon the opening of spring will also commencu facilitated communication, by means, we trust at the disposal of the post-of-fice agent in this country. We shall also be enabled to present to the readers of the Alta California more efficient and...
Tlm* Mi rrliniitu* Kit Himl Rmillin; Hoom. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
The Merchants' Exchange and Reading Room. E. E. Dunbar has opened this establishment for the accommodation of our merchants, business men and the general public. It is situated in Washington street in the second story of a large building recently erected. It is well furnished, and the greatest pains are taken by those having charge of it to furnish the latest shipping and commercial intelligence. Files of the principal American papers are expected daily by the steamer, and already the latest dates heretofore received are there to be found. Accommodations for writing and news-bags are also to be found there, which will prove a great advantage to transient visitors. Most of the mercantile establishments in the city are already subscribers. We wish Mr. D. success in his undertaking.
r Hu|» < ■■■•- Juil«r. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
r Hu|» &lt; ■■■•- Juil«r. | Kimball H. Dimmick, K«q .of the Pueblo S»n Jose, f has been appointed by Gov. Kilcyt hief Justuio of th«" i Supreme Court in place of Peter H. Burnett, hsq. t wht i | resigned in consequence of becoming a candidate lor the -; office oft iovernor. r We are pained to learn that His Honor, .Tudgo Him* i milk has beenconfinad to bin bed by a severe bilious ati tack for the last month- His numerous friends will lenrn , with pleasure that he is now rapidly recovering: and will , goon be able to discharge the responsible duties of hi* judicial «»tfice.
t • NniiduU li Inland*. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
t • NniiduU li Inland*. 5 1 By the suhr. .lames R. Whiting, Cajil. J. T. Hall ' which arrived this morning after a parage of sixteen 9 days from Lahainn, we have late dates froi. the Snnd ' wiih Islai.ds. We am indebted to our old friend James C. Leioiiton, ! | Em., for a copy of the Polynesian of Oct. 27. • I There in no news of importance, the Polynesian being f still filled with the "Dillon statements." The Whiting, it is gratifying to know, has a large cargo of fruits and vegetables.
I Carpenter*' Ntrlkr. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
I Carpenter*' Ntrlkr. I At * Urge and enthusiastic meeting of journeyman i carpenter* and joiner*, held in Sacramentocity on Sitnr--1 day, Nov. 17, resolution! ware adopted to increase the ' wage* of day laborers to sixteen dollars for work performed in the employ of contractor*, and twenty dollars per diem for the same in the employ of merchants and others Mi-ddv htkift* — W*«y'i Mr Street Inrjrct'rrt f—Can not the Common Council— Ayuntamiento —do something to improve the streets 1 If not, perhaps the rich and enterprising owners of real estate, will construct plonk eide- ' walks in front of their respective premises. Something I must be done, for not one month of the #ve which constitute the rainy anaaoii has yet expired. If the cart track 1 caanot be improved, let an endeavor be made to render ! the streets fiirdablt for foot passengers. i Hon. Johm W. Geary, first alcalde of thU dis- » trict, who received so flattering a vote for gov- ? ernor, in the San Joaquin district, wan no...
The Admission of California. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
The Admission of California. In the history of tho licpublic .if the I'tiitod States thorp has not probably occurred heretofore an event of so much political importance as the admission of the now State of California into tho national confederacy. The advent of h new State, and hor ilonuitnl for admission. is aot a novelty in itself. for it has occurred seventeen times since the formation of the Constitution 1 nit the peculiar and extraordinary circumstances under which tho now Statu of California claims admission. nnd tho great results likely to flow from such admission. aro equal in magnitude to tho eoiuliined importance of the whole seventeen admitted before hor. Krom the time that the Auiorioan emigrant first crossed tho Mississippi. the idea of an uriiiiibnuml republic" has ever boon uppermost in men's minds. That spirit grew with (ho years, until the hardy pioneer had orossod tin- lloeky Mountains. and liuilt his log-cabin on tho lianks of the Columbia and the shores of tho Pa...
– J ~ – I pWIKWOTIia I . • M'KKI H OK V, 1., VKItUKI I K, KMt., [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
- J ~ - I pWIKWOTIia I . • M'KKI H OK V, 1., VKItUKI I K, KMt., In Convention, Ortoher, 1K49, on ('if .Iptm-tum* vitnl Hill M* Chairman. The short perlml of time left to tliu Itiliorii of tliin btsly in drawing rapidly In a close and 1 submit it to you. sir, and to tint house. whether that. time should l»&gt; further ahsorliod in tho much longer discussion of a subject which is well settled I think in the miiulsof a large majority of tho member* present. Hut, sir. as I consider that I have not immodestly, &lt;&gt;n nny occasion. trenched upon tho timo or patience of tho Convention. I shall link its indulgence in presenting my views upon tho question before us, iiml tin- question itself in its linked color*. Mr. Chairman this land of California vns acquired to tho American people. how ? Why, to use the least offensive form of speech. it was acquired by miltarv occupation In inori&gt; glowing, hilt not loss trntlit'nl phrase. it is a rioli gilt, liemici...
Dluilrr In lllr Harbor. *• i > • t/ i i — i :. «i.x. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
Dluilrr In lllr Harbor. *• i &gt; • t/ i i — i :. «i.x. 'J li&lt;» I!t glitli i*hi|» Kpn|&gt;hr*nclaMm, in Itarirg thU ' harbor on Tneadajr liut grounded, &lt;ir ftruck n rock, and • iiueeiJ a Irak, by whifli *|)e w»« rapidly filling, whon at- ' j nhtence •» rendered ber by the steamer Senator, at th« 11 time pauing on her downward trip from Sacramento 1 The S. took tbe ship in tow, and succoMted In dragging , i her Upon the Sate near Yefbe Bnena MM. We hare ' not brcn able to gather further partieuJir# fhan th««e.
THI-WEEKLV ALTA CAUKOII.V'H. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
THI-WEEKLV ALTA CAUKOII.V'H. ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN KKANCISCO, SATURDAY, DKG. 1, 1819. The Proprietors of the Alta California with pleasure announce the consummation of business arrangement! which will enable them to commence on Monday, December 10th ( the publication of a tri-weckly *heet of theii iiewxpapcr, and which will contain an amount of reading matter nearly equivalent to their present weekly. The type being new and small, and their facilities for presi work such as will afford them ample means for the prosecution of their work, the Alta California tri-weekl\ will be found not inferior to the best American pcriodicau published on the Atlantic side, both in character and torn as well as in typographical appearance. The publication mornings of the Tri-Weekly Alt a Califobkia will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the regular issue of the weekly paper will be changec from Thursdays to Saturdays. Advertisers In thepresen paper desirous of nvaiilng themselves of the tri-weckl...
The Vote of the State. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
The Vote of the State. Knough is known to determine conclusively thi result of the late Election in this country, a far u« the success of the State Constitution, thi choice of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, nni probably of Representatives to Congress are con cerned . we lmve next to learn—and the issue i fraught with interest—what is the strength o the vote cast. To the extent which our returns up to the pre sent time enable us to form an opinion, it i established beyond a shadow of doubt that a mi nority only of the total number of voters in th Districts heard from is represented by the officiti and unofficial Mturns. For instance, the Hit trict of Sacramento (taking the vote on the Cor stitution as an aggregate,) polled five thousani six hundred and five votes, which may bo pu down as scarcely amounting to one-fourth th number of electors which the district contain! The San Joaquin vote wifl fall us fur short or a entire representation, and tho Districts of Sonc ma ami Sun Jose sh...
The I'lncer. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
The I'lncer. Our lutcst intelligence from the mines in con tamed in the Placer Time&lt; of the 24th inst., copious ex true to from which paper will be found on our fourth page to-day At tliut date the rnin storm luvd scarcely abated in the valley of the Sacramento, the roods were bad, and prospects generally discouraging for the miner, the return of pleasant weather sinco will probably enable us to present inoro cheering accounts in another (taper. Knough is known, however, to render the fuet incontrovertible, that the mining season for the present year is nt an end. The early severity of the winter has, without doubt defeated the plans of many of the miners, and may prove disastrous if followed up by another visitation of inclement weather, before those who are unprovided with winter supplies, can avail themselves of favoring skies and get out of the mountains. About one fifth of the present population shut in by the siege so resolutely attempted on the part of the elements...
ELECTION IIKTUtNS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
ELECTION IIKTUtNS. v\ c are enabled to givo to our reader* the following iulditional returua from the districts mentioned in our laot. I p to the boar of going to prew, nothing had been bear I from the four lower diltriuta—San Luis Obispo, Santa Harbara, Los Angeles ud San Diego. It ia generally believed, however, that the retnrna yet to cotne in will not vary the reault which the flgurea now show. From every precinct yet heard from, the mcagrcneas of the vote in accounted for by the fact that the ruin fell in torrenta. Some oomplaint ia also maile that the printed copica of the Conatitution wero not properly circulated, and that in said to be one reoaon of the large vote ugaiust it in the Sacramento Diatriet. SACRAMENTO DISTRICT. The returna given below arc copied from the Placet Times of Nov. 24, and arc taken from the official records. They do not comprise the whole diatriet, but the few preI'ineta yet to hear from cannot vary the result. For the Constitution, 5tX)2 | Against, (i...
HAN JO Ml I I DKTKICT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
HAN JO Ml I I \ DKTKICT. The returns from thin district comprint* twenty-nine precincts. Through the kindness o! a friend they have been copied froiu official returns. There are several small precinct* yet to come in, hut it is probable they will leave the result the same. Tor the Constitution, 2283 | Against Constitution, 137 row uovkiinoii. (ieary, 1473 Sutter, IHO Iturnctt, His Stounrt, 85 Sherwood, 301 FOll l.lfctM'. aoVKHNOR. Itoman, 2084 I Lim.itt, &lt;Mi McDougal, ti&lt;»2 f Frisbie, ,s Foil &lt;'&lt; &gt;.\o it kss. Dent, IW7I I 'rice, 131 Shennrd, ISWI Morse, HOS Wright, &lt;»:\l llals.ed, 207 (•ilbert, 410 Keweu, lt)3 sr\lK M:\ATK. 1 l&gt;. P. l&gt;oii£la&lt;w, 2-12(1 Nelson Taylor, 1704 llenj. S. Lippincott, 2357 Col. Lyons' I Mil T. L Vcrincule, 2220 Foil AHMFMtiI.Y. Vanbcnschoten, 2113 Stephens, Hon Moore, 18-13 (&gt;gier, MO7 Heath, 1137 (iallaghcr, Oil Stewart, 1512 Carpenter, ,s|2 Morehca...
MAS JOKK IJISTIUCT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
MAS JOKK IJISTIUCT. ((OMI'I.KTK.) Through the kindneiM of a friend we have la-en furnished with (lie following copy of the complete official return &lt;»f thin district. FOR OOVKKNOIt. Peter 11. Burnett, 517 Wm M. Steiiurt, 1' W. fc&gt;. Sherwood, JJH Scattering, J*' J. A. Sutter, 1(&gt; FOll LIKI'T. OoVKRNon. John McDougal, 2HH I Pablo de liuerra, 12!»' Kraneis J. Lippitt, 123 | John H. Fricbie, 21 J KOH CO.NUItKHS, Gilbert, 830 Shannon, &lt;&gt;| ! IliuitiitgN, 215 Shopard, 1(, I'riee, 145 Monte, | Huxrifll, 82 1 Keweii, II Thompson, Mil 11 lifted, «&gt; lieut, 701 F(»U STAIK SKNATE. Bajuhain, 544 | FOH ASMK.MUI.V. Aram, !IHS Alvurado, jh lirown, 2i 15 Saiirtovaiu, &lt;«ry, 2*2 A mat, «».&gt; Mathers, I4H Kuswell, Alt Townacnd, 111 licllomy, 'Jl
NO!VTKI(KV IHSTHICT. <ciiMi>f vn- [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
NO!VTKI(KV IHSTHICT. &lt;ciiMi&gt;f vn- \ (t'UMI'I.KTK.) A correspondent at Monterey forwurdn 11* the following copy of the complete official rcturna or that district. Kor the Constitution, IW7 | Agaiiiitthelonatitution, ;i Foil OOVKH.NUU. HurnoU, I*l Stcuart, ,| .■Sherwood, 132 Scattering, f&gt; Cutter, :»• l.ltrr. U&lt; IVKtt NOR. MeDougul, 117 Kriiiliii', 2fi 1 Kouiun, 113 Scattering, f, ; Lippitt, m C-OVaUKMS. t ,ilbcrt, 17 , I'rioc, I*o Mori. 2 I&gt;r&gt;it, 1(15 Scattering, ftti 1 1 KTATK SKNA'I'K. j . S. K. Woodwurtb, '2.12 I Kamirei, 27 Mclx&gt;an, 55 [ Scattering, (i * McKcc, 117 | AMSK.MM.Y. ' Per I.cc, 115 I (&gt;rd, 77 &lt;i liray. 127 | Caw, M I llartiit-U, 1(M I Scattering, •&gt;, Shell, »5 | s Notk—&lt;)n account of tin- heavy rain that Tell on the V day of the election very few of the ranehema or of tin t lumlier-liien in the "lied U oods " came into the blare;. .. ot holding the ...
SONOMA DISTRICT* [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
SONOMA DISTRICT We are indebted to the kind attention of a friend for the following returns from this district. They comprise but one poll. There are several yet to hear from. Sonoma. For the Constitution, 174 | Against the Constitution, 1 For GOVERNOR. Burnett, 128 | Sutter, 9 Sherwood, 31 | Halleck, 1 LIEUT. GOVERNOR Frisbie, 95 I Geo. McDougal, 6 John McDougal, 75 | Scattering, 1 CONGRESS Price, 111 | Dent, 13 Gilbert, 99 I Kewen, 4 Shannon, 28 | Scattering 5 STATE SENATE Vallejo, 127 I tCooper, 4 Walker, 42 I Scattering, 2 ASSEMBLY O'Garrell, 92 l Walker, 69 Boggs, 80 l Scattering, 26 Green, 76
"A* TOANCIIM'O DISTRICT. I [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 December 1849
"A* TOANCIIM'O DISTRICT. I (ornciAL.) f K«r IhvCunatitution, 2051 I llUnkii. iii j Agftiunt, S| " ,0 I ... ~ „ fUR lIUVHSIIB. .11 I'cter H. nurnett, |M2ft W. M. Hteotrt N "h" A Sutter, IIM .Se»Ucrin«. ' 13 1 Wiofleld S. Sherwoud, 69 H 11 ~ „ . ,UE Lre "T oovmmci*. !!?f I'ippUt, HI e tUchudHoMn] "JJ *««"&gt;"*' »\\ Rndmui M. Price, ''Itm'""*?!#"'#! Vherar I 7« 1 W 1«H K.J C K^ rd&gt; % &gt; Kd»«dT*b.„, 'SJS w« 14 l»«t lla.Ui.ml J l, '• H I ' iHai ® Efcssr* ■»; H.E.Howto, KTW I OK A«A* UHf.V. Win. V Vuorhifi', |**7u | 11. !•'. I Vm-I uuiaeher, 11 !•"» - KdinuuU '&lt; &gt;Mi(loi|»b, IHUfI .!. Ji. Curtif, 1121 L. MiiWr i. !*#» Wni. i'Hitlkiior, llbti I '• 11. W uUon, 17H2 K. Hrv.l.ulfMt, 4M .1. A. l'utterwn, 177ti £cittt«*rtng, Bfiti 1 B. Simmon*, 123*&gt; / A. J. Ellis, lltfi Wh No. of vts. |»o!M, 3169