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A Child Stolen. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
A Child Stolen. A few nights since, during a fandango at.the .Mission Viejo, a little child, three years old, the daughter of Anastasio Albitre, was stolen the dance-room while the mother was dancing. Search has been made in every direction, but so far without any clue to the discovery.
| Lower California!* an Independent State. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Lower California an Independent State. We have it from reliable authority, that active dreparations are on foot to proclaim the independence of the peninsula territory and hoist the "Bear flag." Don Manuel Castro, a native of Monterey and late an officer the Mexican army, it is said, has been silently engaged of late in enlisting men in this and the county of Los Angeles to proceed to Lower California and proclaim the independence of that territory. Rumor has it, that he has been quite successful, and that his followers are now daily making their way over the line in small parties, intending to unite at some given point, and march upon Santo To mas and La Paz Negrete the head of the Mexican authorities in that country, is represented as a timid man, incapable of resisting a well organized effort. His family have taken refuge in our city from the impending storm. Castro is of the opinion that the few Mexican troops in garrison at San Tomas and La Paz, will join his standard so soon a...
More Immigrants. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
More Immigrants. Two companies of immigrants, numbering about thirty-five in all, have arrived during the past week, and have encamped at San Gabriel. Among the number are several females. One of the parties reported that in crossing the Desert this side the Colorado they found a fine stream of water—undoubtedly the New ,River, which was first noticed by the emigrants in 1849. It is the intention of most of these new comers to locate near this city, and to engage in agricultural pursuits. They will prove a valuable acquisition to our population. They estimate the immigrants on the route, (the Gila,) as not exceeding five hundred.
Identified. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Identified. The names-of the two men murdered by Zabaleta and Rivas have been ascertained to be B. F. McCoy and Ludvvig. McCoy was a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the son of Cornelius McCoy, a highly respectable citizen of that place. Ludwig was a German by birth. They were both young men, and came down from San Francisco in one of the mail steamers) intending to purchase stock in this county.— In San Diego, where they stopped a few days they endeared themselves to all by their truly amiable deportment.
(For the Los Anoei.es Star.) [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
(For the Los Anoei.es Star.) California Indians. _ Xhe light that has been thrown upon the ( history of the Indians of Los Angeles qounty, : in the interesting letters published in a series ! in the Star, must have a practical tendency to I ameliorate their condition. No doubt every I philanthropist, upon the perusal of those let- : ters has asked, if nothing pan be done for the : prospective and permanent wellfure of this unfortunate race. In taking up this subject, I hope to suggest such measures as will secure the prospective good of the Indians of this Southern part of California. I regard the policy pursued by Agonts of the General Government towards our Indians as being at war with the interests of the people and of the Indians themselves. That policy has crazed the heads of the leaders of the different tribes, induced pride, self-importance and clan-ships, which had almost ceased to exist ; and had broken in upon the former order of things. It has lead to the abandonment of t...
Arrest of Deserters. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Arrest of Deserters. Lieut. Smith returned from Santa Barbara on Thursday, having succeeded in securing four of the twelve soldiers who deserted from the military station at Chino a week qr two since. One was also brought in from the Mission, making the total number of arrests five. During the past week, however, the number of desertions also amounts to five, making, when compared with the arrests, precisely an 1 oven thing.'
The Free Lands. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
The Free Lands. The Free Land Ordinance has passed the Council and received the assent of the Mayor. It provides for the distribution _of the public lands in lots of ten acres within, and thirtyfive acres outside the city boundaries, to each citizen, or, where none is selected inside the city limits, then forty-five outside. We believe the ordinance received the approval of all the members.
Interest on the British. Debt. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Interest on the British. Debt. Up to 1822 the interest on the public debt of Britain was five per cent, per annum. In that year the reduction was made to four per cent. In 1824, the funds were reduced to three and a half per cent; in 1830, Sir Robert Peel effected another reduction to three per cent. The present administration contemplate, or have it in consideration to effect the conversion of the three per cents, to two and a . half per cents. i (From our San Pedro Correspondent.) i San Pkdro, August 13. 1852. | Messrs. Lewis &amp; Rand .* As we suppose you are not very m,uch troubled with news at present, we take the liberty of informing you of one the many transactions wnich have happened in the city of San Pedro. A fe.yr days since a small biig called the ''Conder," from Central America, —having pn board one hundred and sixty passengers, among whom were several ladies and a goodly number of children, all : from the Atlantic States, —came to anchor in our bay. The kt Con...
(For the Los Angej.es Star.) [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
(For the Los Angej.es Star.) I have been told by good authority, that a portion of the confessions of Zabelta and Rivas have been withheld from the public. Why have the committee appointed by the people to examine and receive the cenfessions of those men, a right to the exclusive privilege of knowing that villains are lurking in our .midst, and those equally interested are to be kept in the dark on so important a matter 1 It is also a public talk all over the county that, according to Zabuleta's confession, Mr. Robinson, the Jailor, was bribed to let him (Zabaleta) escape from prison, when he was confined therein — This, taken in connection with the innumerable criminals that have escaped from under hit; charge, looks lather dark, and operates greatly to the prejudice of that individual. Let us have all the facts. A. CITIZEN. " Citizen" exhibits an enquiring mind, and it is but just that he should be answered. The committee before whom the confessions of the criminals were received,...
Quartz Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Quartz Mining. In Quartz Mining, we have, during the past year, established at least one important fact— upon the sufficiency of which all other calculations must be based. It is this, that the -quantity of auriferous rock yielding twenty dollars to the ton is beyond any human estimate, and that this amount of one cent per pound of ore, will pay larger profits, when worked on an extensive scale, than can bo obtained from any equal investment known at this-day. At the present time, every well •managed quartz mill in Grass Valley is paying a handsome profit on the capital invested ; and some of them are paying munificently.—[.San Francisco Herald.
Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Schools. It is said that Major .Savage will shortly ; open an Indian school on rather an extensive plan, and that he is now building an adobe house for that purpose. He has engaged the services of an alile and experienced teacher.— He has taught a number of them to sing sacred music and it is his intention to take a large number of them to a camp meeting which will .be held at Mariposa in a short time.— There is an excellent school in A/ariposa, supported by the liberality of her citizens, and •another is about being established near Sack4&amp;lfc&gt;rd on the Merged River.
California Silver Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
California Silver Mines. A gentleman writing from Monterey to the San Francisco Herald, gives an interesting account of the silver mines of the south. We make an extract from his letter : The silver mines of the mountains, on the eastern edge of the Salinas plains, are beginning to attract a great deal of attention among capitalists and miners. The silver mines of the Alisal now contain two distinct veins, about live hundred .yards apart. The old one is a lead ore of silver, containing on the average, about forty per cent of metal, which metal, as has been assayed here, contains from sixteen to twenty-five per cent, of silver; the balance lead and antimony. This .mineral is called by the miners " fusible .ore," that is, it does not require mercury to extract the silver, but is reduced in furnaces, like lead, by tire Some of the richest mines of Guanajuato and theneighborhood of Mexico city, abound in this class of mineral, and in the old Spanish times made the princely fortunes of C...
A Feat in Chemistry. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
A Feat in Chemistry. During a recent lecture delivered by Profesr sorß. Silliman, jr., in New York, he solidified carbonic gas. This was effected by bringing sulphuric acid in contact with carbonate q£ soda, in a strong iron vessel, capable of resisting an expansive pressure of thirty-four atmospheres, or five Hundred and ten pounds to tho square inch! Professor Silliman stated that this experiment had been given up entirely in France, in consequence of the bursting of several iron vessels, by which several persons hai been killed. But he stated that the iron vessels used on this occasion, had never been known to burst, and ihe experiment was considered not at all dangerous. As a liquid it being in a liquid state in the vessel- was drawn off, a large portion instantly evaporated, and by the evaporation reduced the remainder to the freezing point. In this way several pounds of solid qarbonic acid was obtained. It had the appearance of the whitest snow, and was so cold that by holding...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
WHIG MEETING. —A meeting of the Whigs of this county will be held in the Court House, in this city, on Wednesday Evening next, at half-past 6eveu o'clock. jy!4 It K. 11. DIMMIGE, Attorney &amp; counsellor at law. Commissioner for the State of New York, District Attorney, &amp;c. Office on Main street, opposite Douglass &amp; Sanford's store, Los Angeles, California. jyl4 6w NOTICE, r|TIHE BELLA UNION is reopened under the Js_ management of the subscribers, who will be thankful to the public for their patronage. aug7 tf WIN STON S &amp; HODGES. IN A L SETTLEMENT. Notice is here- - hy given that Enrique Avila, executor of the last will of Anastacio Abila has this day filed his account for final settlement, and the fourth Monday of August is appointed for hearing and settling the same, at the court house in the city of Los Angeles, at 10 o'clock of the forenoon of said day. In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name as Clerk of the Probate Court...
Bscnclas Publicas. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
Bscnclas Publicas. Lossuperintendentes do este condado en la ultima sesion que tuvo la junta en esta ciudad ■\inieron en aprobar un decreto en el que se impone una contribucion de tres centavos sobre cada cien pesos, ya sea que estos graven sobro bienes raicea o muebles, cuyo impuesto servira para aufragar las escuelas publicas que se funden en este condado. La ley 'que acaba do cxpedi,r la ultima Legislahura nombra al Asesor del condado, superintend, nte de las escuelas publicas que se establezcan en el condado y ademas le da facultades para elegir a tros comisionados quo han defuncionar en cada distrito, el Senor Coronel, siguiendo las instrucioncs que marca la ley,ha pasado a hacer los siguientes nombramientos; en el distrito de los Angeles, los Sonores Abel Stearns, Cristobal Aguilar y BenjaHayes. En el de San Bernardino lo seran losSenores Amasa Lyman, Teodoro Turley y Ilicardo R Hopkins. Los nombramientos que se han de verificar on los demas -distritos tendran lugar dentro de ...
San Bernardino. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
San Bernardino. Los mormoncs cuyo instituto se halla esta- ' Weeido bajo un sistema relijioso ala par que I social y liberal, cuyos miembros debemos confe- 1 ear ingenua,mente ban merccido el caririo tanto -de los Califopnjos, .como de los Americanos rccien establecidos en este condado o los quo desgraciadamente habiendo esperimenUido vaen los demas estados de la Union en donde se ejcrccn justas que son consecucntes a las formas Republicanasde que so halla constituido ,el (iobierno do los Estados Unidos,a sus resultas ge vieron oblipadosa pasar a este estadoen don.de se situaron en el ameno y pintorcsco valle de san Bernardino. Estos ultimos habiendo considorado que una socicdad bien organizada no .puede avanzar a no ser que evitando la ociocidady malos vicios no se dedicase al trabajo,pensaron en formar un establecimiento, en el que afortunadamente boy dia so recogen diversos productos de agricultura y ademas ban constr.uido un molino.cujo uso es para aser-rar maderas y despues .qu...
CERDEfU. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 14 August 1852
CERDEfU. En Cerdeiia la c&amp;mara de diputados general se ocupa en ia discusion del proyecto do Icy prescntado por el gobierno para modificar la legislacion sobre la imprenta. El gobierno sos. tiene a todo trance su proyecto, haciendo deesta cuestion una eucstion de gubinete. Son muy notables las pala'brasque en esta discusion .pronuncio el ministro de negocios estranjeros. ' ; Ven en la publicidad, dijo, un poder grand© para el bien, y creo que algun dia sera quiza un remedio eficaz para Jos males de la sociedad. La publicidad ha multiplicado en gran manera en la sociedad moderna las comunicaciones y el trato de los hombres entre si. De consiguiente, si la publicidad se un bien para la sociedad humana, se infiere por nesecidad quo la libertad de imprenta de'oe ser .un bien y que debemos esforearnos en conservarla. Pero aqui la cuestion se complica. En los tiempos en que vivimos, muchos que se llaman .conservadores se muestran muy poco dispuestos &amp; conservar. Ea...