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NEWS FROM BELOW. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
NEWS FROM BELOW. A courier arrived on Thursday night bringing despatches for Capt Mervine, from the Commodore. The commodore with a considerable force had advanced to the town of Angeles, where he was joined by Capt. Fremont. The difficulty of procuring horses had prevented Capt. Fremont from being able to follow Gen. Castro with any hope of falling in with him. There is no mention made of the time when the Congress will probably return to this place. Commodore Stockton made prize of the Mexican Brig Primerara but released her to her owners. The Courier brings verbal news, that a division of the Mexican army had fallen in with the Mazatlan troops under Commandante Raphel Telles, and a battle ensued, which terminated in the defeat of Telles, who with 22 other officers, were shot as rebels. We learn from letters received here, that Acapulco having declared in favor of Santa Anna, all communication had ceased between that place and Mexico—and Santa Anna had proclaimed himself President...
For the Califundan. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
For the Californian. Messrs. Editors:—The evil of intoxicating liquor has been a theme for conversation, and in fact, for Legislation, in almost all parts of the world, for several years, and it would be a great labor to get up new arguments and new reasons now, for such and such a course of policy, but l am in hopes you will pardon me for making a few suggestions on the subject of the best means of suppressing the too free use of the ardent in this place. For the last thirty years, philanthropic men have been devising the means of stopping the abuse, and the countless miseries which have been produced by it, and it has been within the last six or seven years, that the new principle of "moral suasion" has been adopted;—to find out the best means to accomplish an object, we should inquire into the success of the various means which have been tried. Let us examine the facts. In the State of Mississippi, U. S., "moral suasion" had accomplished so much that a large majority of the Legis...
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. Hawanian Bark, Don Quixot, Capt. Paty, arrived Aug. 28th. Sailed from San Pedro on the 9th. U. S, Frigate Congress arrived there same day. Santa Barbara on the 15th, Ships Barnstable and Vandalia in port. U. S. Sloop of war Warren, touched and proceeded to leeward. Hawanian Brig John Young, sailed from Santa Barbara on the 15th for San Pedro. Saw an American whale ship off St. Louis, Aug 18. Steering south east.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. Any person who shall apprehend, and bring into the town of Monterey, WM. PARKS, a deserter from the service of the United States, will be paid the above reward of fifty dollars. He is about 28 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, light coarse hair, which stands out from the head, ordinarily keeps his lips parted, blue eyes, white eyebrows round shoulders, tone of voice rather feeble. WM. MERVINE, Commander U. S. forces in Monterey. FOR SALE OR BARTER. A General assortment of Merchandise, also, a large lot of Brown Mantas,for sale low for cash, or hides. TALBOT H. GREEN.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
We have received a communication signed "Amicus." which we shall insert with pleasure. It is a criticism upon our No. 1 Californian, which would not have been called for if he had waited for the appearance of No. 2, which must satisfy all who are not opposed to hearing the truth. The sentiments embodied in Amicus, are our own, and we are well satisfied that not even the Californians will either deny the truth, or object to the sentiment contained in our article on California, our great object in the publication of these numbers is TRUTH and when we speak of those persons who have had the government of this country, it must be very evident to our readers, that we cannot allude to the mass of the people, Although the very confused state in which the country has been kept by successive revolutions, has cut off, to a great extent, the means of educating their children, yet there are many valuable men, and it would be the last of our designs to wound their feelings, yet it it a sacred du...
FOR THE CALIFORNIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
FOR THE CALIFORNIAN. Messrs Editors: —In reading your remarks relative to California in your last (no. 2) paper, it occurred to me, that it is very doubtful whether the severe invectives you cast on Mexico, is likely to produce a happy result with the Californians, although the latter may have some grievances against the former, yet they are identified with them when viewed as a nation, and can but deeply feel those severe remarks. Their position somewhat resembles the woman, whose husband was beating her, and on a stranger about to chastise him for his cruelty, she joins her husband on his attack on the assailant, so Californians, though treated badly by their own countrymen, can but little relish this attack on them and are likely to join issue against the common enemy. Where reform is desired, l very much doubt the policy of upbraiding a people for their past delinquencies, those acts are passed, and cannot be recalled, you can scarcely expect to conciliate their feelings, by thi...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 29 August 1846
LAST CASE OF ABSENCE OF MIND.—Two men, who were cutting wood about 4 miles from town, came in to grind their axes. After one of them commenced turning the stone, they remembered they had left their axes in the country. NOTICE. Whereas, the authorities of the United States deeming it of the first importance to maintain order and quiet, and to give security to all persons, and to prevent any riot or disturbance in the town of Monterey and its jurisdiction. An order was published prohibiting the sale or disposition of any ardent spirits. Notwithstanding the order, the sailors and soldiers of the United States, as well as persons of this place frequently become Intoxicated. It is therefore evident that persons are still indirectly disposing of liquors. It is hereby ordered that no one is to sell or dispose of any intoxicating liquors whatever, and all persons that have formerly vended liquor, and all store and shop keepers and keepers of public houses are prohibited from keeping any liq...
CALIFORNIA.—No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
CALIFORNIA. -- No. 3. From the facts which took place at the taking of Sonoma, I feel justified in saying that the world has not, hitherto, manifested so high a state of civilization, The reader will remember that the party which took Sonoma, consisted of 33 men, gathered in the country, without officers, or the slightest degree of organization,and with no publicly declared object, and each man having felt the oppression of the then existing government, and the certainty of an increase of those oppressions, with a clear sense of their danger, their rights, and their duty, they rushed to the rescue with one impulse and one object, the watchword was equal rights and equal laws, and they nobly sustained their principles Sonoma was taken without a struggle, in which place was nine pieces of artillery, about 200 stand of small arms, of public property, which was taken possession of. There was also a large amount of private property, and a considerable amount of money, all of which was kn...
A PROCLAMATION [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
A PROCLAMATION To all persons and citizens of the District of Sonoma, requesting them to remain at peace, and follow their rightful occupations without fear of molestation. The Commander-in-chief of the Troops assembled at the Fortress of Sonoma, gives his inviolable pledge to all persons in California, not found under arms, that they shall not be disturbed in their persons, their property, or social relations, one with another, by men under his command. He also solemnly declares his object to be, first to defend himself and companions in arms, who were invited to this country by a promise of lands on which to settle themselves and families; who were also promised a Republican Government, when having arrived in California were denied the privilege of buying or renting lands of their friends, who instead of being allowed to participate in, or being protected by a republican government; were oppressed by a military despotism; who were even threatened by proclamation, by the chief offi...
I'OTUE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA . On my approach to this place with the forces under my command, Jose Castro the Commandant General of California, buried his artillery and abandoned his fortified camp "of the Mesa," and fled, it is believed, towards Mexico. With the sailors, the marines, and the California Battalion of mounted Riflemen, we entered the "City of the Angeles," the Capital of California on the 13th of August, and hoisted the North American Flag. Tho Flag of the United States is now flying from every commanding position in the Territory, and California is entirely free from Mexican dominion. The Territory of California now belongs to the United States, and will be governed as soon as circumstances may permit, by officers and laws, similar to those by which the other Territories of the United States are regulated and protected. But until the Governor, the Secretary and Council are appointed, and the various civil departments of the Government are arranged, military law will p...
ALOS HABITANTES OF CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
A LOS HABITANTES DE CALIFORNIA. Acercandome á esta plasa con las fuerzas de mi mando Dn. Jose Castro Commandante General de California enterró su artilleria abandonó su campamento fortificado de la Mesa y se fugó se cree hacia Mexico. Con los marineros soldados marinos y el Batallon Californio Rifleros montados el I3 de Agosto entramos en la cuidad de los Angeles Capital de California é hizamos el pabellon del Norte America. El pabellon de los Estados Unidos flamea en todo el Territorio y la California se halla interamente libre del dominio Mixicano el Territorio ya pertenece á los Estados Unidos y tan pronto como lo permitan las circunstancias sera gobernado por sus correspondientes autoridades y leyes eonforme a los demas Territorios de los Estados Unidos é igualmente será protejido y gobernado. Pero hasta que el Gobernador, el Sccretario y el Consejo esten nombrados y los varios departamentos civiles del Gcbierno esten arreglados la ley militar gobernará y el Comandante en Gefe s...
TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA . On the 15th day of September, 1846, an election will be held in the several towns and districts of California, at the places and hours at which such elections have usually been holden, for the purpose of electing the Alcaldes, and other municipal officers for one year. In those places where Alcaldes have been appointed by the present Government, they will hold the election. In places where no Alcaldes have been appointed by the present Government, the former Alcaldes are authorized and required to hold the election. Given under my hand, this twenty second day of August Anno Domino, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, at the Government House. Ciudad de los Angeles. R. F. STOCKTON. Commander in-Chief and Governor of the Territory of California.
ALOS HABITANTES de CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
ALOS HABITANTES de CALIFORNIA . El din 15 dc Septembre se convocará una junta de todos Ios pueblos de California en los parages y horas de costumbre, afin de elegir los Alcaldes y demas autoridades municipales por un año. En los pueblos donde lubiere Alcaldes puestos por el presente Gobierno, estos convocaran la junta y en los queno lo hubiere los antiguos Alcaldes tendran este deber. Dado y firmado pur mi mano en la caso de Gobiernio enla. Cuidad delos Angeles alos venite y dos dias del mes de Agosto, del oño de mil schocientos cuarento y seis. (Firmado) R. F. STOCKTON, Comandante cn-Gefe, y Gobernador del Territorio de California.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
We would suggest the propriety of electing an Alcalde in Napper valley and one in the neighborhood of Dutton's; as there has not been one at either place before, they are not authorized by the proclamation, but Capt. Mervine is of opinion that such election will be sanctioned by the Governor General, it being his object to have enough for the administration of justice. Captains Ford and Swift, of the California Battalion of Volunteers, and Lieut. Maddox, of the U. S. Marine Corps, arrived in town on Wednesday evening, bringing despatches from the forces below. They were despatched with a portion of the 2nd and 3d companies to follow the movements of the troops disbanded by Castro on his departure for Mexico. Our paper is so much filled with important documents that we have only room to say, that the sloops of war Warren and Ciane, sailed from San Pedro, about the 25th ult., it is said, with sealed orders. The Congress, with Commodore Stockton is expected here in 10 or 12 days. Lieut...
MARINE INTELLIGENCE [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. Yerba Buena, Bay of San Francisco, -- Arrivals since hoisting American Flag, July 9th, 1846. American whale ship Jeannette, Atkins, N W., 600w, 150 sperm for Chili. Paladian, McLane, do. 1600w. for Chili. Abigail, Barnard 1100 sperm to cruise. The above refreshed and sailed, previous to 14th August. July 31st American ship Brooklyn, 230 passengers from New York via S. Islands, landed passengers and freight, and sailed for Bodega, and will touch at Monterey. 20th August, Bremen whale ship Patriot. Mensing. N. W. no oil; the 4th mate with a boat and six men left the ship at Southselita, on the 22d ult look out for them at Monterey. 24th, Bremen whale ship Europa, Curns, 400 whale oil, to cruise. 25th Amer. whaler Stonnington, of New London, 13 mo's 1100w, to cruise. 26th, American (Californian) schr. Santa Cruz, from Monterey and Santa Cruz; goes to San Jose to load and unload. 26th, U. S. Transport Erie, Lieut. Com'dt. Turner, 31 dys from Honolulu, stores for the...
AVISO. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 September 1846
AVISO. Por cuanto las Autoridades de los Estados Unidos conociendo ser de la mayor importancia la mantecion des buen orden y quietud para dare mas sequiridad a todos los habitantes, para evitar todo clase de alboroto y desturbio en el Pueblo de Monterey y su jurisdiccion tuvo a bien el publicar una order prohtbiendo la venta y esposicion de todas clases de licores ardientes No obstanta dicha orden, los solvados y Marineros del Servicio de los Estados Unidos como tambien varios habitantes de esta Poblacion se han encon trado frecuenternente ebios, y por la consiguiente es muy evidente que hay algemas personas quienes indirectamente siguen vendlendo sus licores. Por los presentes esta ordenade que ninguna persona sea de la clase que fuese es permitido el vender ó disponer por ninguna manera de ninguna clase de licores que podran causar el embriaguez, y toda persona que anteriormente ha vendido aguardiente, y a todo dueño y dependiente de tlenda ó taverna, está estrechamente prohibido ...