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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 16 January 1847
HORRIBLE ADVENTURE. -- Capt. George W. Taylor, inventor of the submarine armor, with which he explores the bottoms of rivers, relates the following story: -- He was just returned to New York from the Chesapeake Bay, where he had been raising the iron from the brig Canton, bound from Havre-de-Grace to Boston, which was sunk in sixty feet water, about the first of September, 1845, and three of the hands lost. When they arrived there, the captain went down first himself, and after clearing the quarter deck, by cutting away the boom, lanyards, &amp;c., sent down one of his men, who was a very expert diver. He, after doing what the captain had ordered him, began to look round for plunder. He first went into the cabin, in hopes of finding the captain's watch, but coming up said to Captain Taylor that the captain had been '"too sharp for him'' and had taken it away. He then crawled through from the cabin into the steerage, for the purpose of picking up some of the sailors' dunnage....
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 16 January 1847
NOTICE. — Wm. M. Smith having located himself permanently in the town of Yerba Buena, for the transaction of the Auction and Commission business, and also as agent for Collecting around the Bay of San Francisco, begs leave to offer his services to the public. P. S. Mr. S.'s office, for the present, is at the store of Mr. F. Ward, Montgomery street, Yerba Buena. References. — Messrs. E. &amp; H. Grimes, Oahu; Wm. H. Davis. Mellus &amp; Howard, Yerba Buena; Talbot H. Green, Thomas O. Larkin, Monterey; Alexander &amp; Co., San Pedro. Yerba Buena, 4th Dec 1846. i AVISO ALPDBLICO.—Guillermo M. Smith ha'viendose establecido en el Puerto'tie la Y«tba .Buena... Con . ob&gt;jet«de dedicarse a negociones , co-nercialcs, por &gt;v propio cuenta, y en comisiou en toda la eomprthenfiion.de la bahia da Sail Francuco, lo nuticia al publieo ofrecittndo sus tervicios en todo lo relativo del esprtsado giro. ,-.', Su despacho por ahora etta en la almacen de Don...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 16 January 1847
FOR BOSTON.-The A. 1. fast sailing ship Vandalia, T. C. Everett, commander, will sail from San Diego for Boston, on, or about the 25th of January next. For freight or passage, (having superior accommodations,) apply to WM. D. M. HOWARD, No. 1 Water street, Yerba Buena. PORTSMOUTH HOUSE-Yerba Buena. The undersigned has opened a Public House, under the above title, where he is prepared to entertain all those who may please to call on him. His table will be furnished with the best the market affords, and his bar with the best liquors. Yerba Buena, Oct. 16, 1846. J. BROWN. AN ORDINANCE TO PREVENT THE SALE OF STOLEN PROPERTY.—Any person who shall purchase a bullock, or a horse, without the legal sale mark on the animal, or a certificate of sale from the person whose brand the animal bears, shall forfeit the animal so purchased or its value, and be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars at the discretion of the Chief Magistrate of this jurisdiction. WALTER COLTON, Chief Magistrate....
SIR ROBERT Peel [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
SIR ROBERT PEEL. The New York Gazette has a graphic correspondent, who is writing a series of "Gallery Sketches of Public Characters," by an American in England. From one of his numbers we extract the following sketch of the Premier of Great Britain, Sir Robert Peel. "This distinguished statesmen is in person rather above the common size, though not what might be termed, a large man—his complexion is light, and his hair what is called "sandy," his cheeks full, which diminish the size of his mouth and eyes. At first glance a stranger would not pronounce him a man of intellect or genius —but it is only necessary to attend one debate in the House of Commons, on which the Premier takes a part, to be convinced that he is not only a man of extraordinary powers, but far superior to any other member on that floor— in fact, although I have been present on many occasions, and sat for hours at a time, in listening to every variety of debate there, I never witnessed an instance where the most p...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
Arrival or the U. S Ship Independence. -- This noble ship, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Shubrick, came to anchor in our harbor on Friday evening last. She sailed from Boston on the 29th of Aug., arrived at Rio de Janeiro in 53 days, remained there 9 days, arrived at Valparaiso in 34 days, remained there 7 days, and arrived here in 40 days. This is splendid sailing, but the Independence is one of the fastest ships in our service as well as the most powerful. We welcome her to our waters, and recognize among her officers some of the choice spirits of the navy. Commodore Shubrick, in virtue of his rank, takes command of all the Naval and Land forces here. The following is a list of the officers attached to the lndependence; William B. Shubrick, Commodore. E. A. F. Lavalette, Captain. Lieutenants, Richard L. Page, Frederick Chatard, Chas. Heywood, George W. Chapman, Henry H. Lewis Captain of Marines, James Edelin. Lieutenant of Marines, W. W. Russell; Surgeon, J F. Sickels; Pa...
LOSS OF THE LAUNCH OF THE UNITED STATES SLOOP OF WAR WARREN, WITH THREE OFFICERS AND NINE SEAMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
LOSS OF THE LAUNCH OF THE UNITED STATES SLOOP OF WAR WARREN, WITH THREE OFFICERS AND NINE SEAMEN. On Thursday, Dec. 13th, 1846, the Launch belonging to the United Slates Sloop of War Warren, left Yerba Buena, on the San Francisco, for Fort Sacramento, (Sutters') for the purpose of communicating with the Commandant of the Fort, Capt. E. M. Kern. She was put in charge of Passed Midshipman Wm. H. Montgomery, acting Master of the U. S. Sloop of War Warren, with Midshipman Daniel C. Hugennin, of the U. S. Sloop Portsmouth, as pilot, and E. M. Montgomery, Clerk to Command, Montgomery, and a crew of nine men. George Rodman, seaman, coxswain; Anthony Sylvester; Alexander McDonald; Samuel Turner; Samuel Lane; Milton Ladd; John W. Dawd; Gilman Hilton; Lawson Lee. After being about 17 days, fears were entertained for her safety, and Mr. R. T. Ridley was sent in search of her, with the Launch ''Paul Jones" with four men, from the Warren. Mr. Ridley, returned after an absence of 19 days, having ...
For tht CaUfarmom [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
For the Californian. JUST CONDUCT OF RANDOLPH, EARL OF MORAY.—In consequence of the act of settlement, 1318, Randolph, in 1329, assumed the character of regent. Indefatigable in discharging the duties of his station, he secured the public tranquility by wise ordinances, and distributed speedy and severe justice. One example of the fortitude of his administration is too singular to be passed ever in silence. A certain man having slain a priest, went to the papal court, obtained absolution and boldly returned to Scotland. Randolph ordered him to be tried, and on conviction to be executed. Because, although the Pope may grant absolution, as to the spiritual consequences of Sin, he cannot screen offenders from civil punishment." A RICH FREIGHT—The Western Railroad freight train brought in last evening, among other varieties, about twenty tons of silver and copper ore, from the Pittsburg and Copper Harbor mines, on Lake Superior. Its value was estimated in a Buffalo paper to be three hun...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Monterey, Nov. 4th. ln the present crisis of affairs it is requisite that the arrival and departure of persons should be known at the office of the Military Commandant. All persons, therefore, arriving in Monterey will report themselves at his quarters, and all persons desirous of leaving must call there for passports. WALTER COLTON, Chief Magistrate. OFICINA DE : MAGJSTRADO'S, ) Monterey, Nov. 4th, IS 16. \ Es requcrido en el present*- crisis dc hegoc'lo.l, que a la llegada, y i-alida.'de toda persona, sea dado a saber ul Comandunte Militar dc esta punto, pur h&gt; conMguente, toda persona al llcg'nr a Monterey, pres^ntara nl cu;irtd genejal y todo por-ona que lenga qtie Milir ociirriran n ilK.hu cnarUl paia m pas-iipoitc. WALTER. COLTON, 13 tf ■ Primero Mflgisirado. NOTICE.— Wm. M. Smith having located himself permanently in the town of Yerba Buena, for the transaction of the Auction and Commission business, and also as agent for Collecting around the ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 23 January 1847
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Monterey, Jan 11th, 1847. AN ORDlNANCE RESPECTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF INDIANS.—Be it known to all persons residing in the jurisdiction of Monterey, that the Magistrate of said jurisdiction and the board of Council have decreed the following: That no person whatever shall from henceforth, hire or take into his service any Indian without a certificate from the former employer of that Indian stating that the said employer has no claims on the services of that Indian for wages advanced. Any person taking into his employment any Indian without such certificate, and advancing any money or properly to the said Indian, shall forfeit any money or property advanced, and if it should be proved that any Indian has been enticed away from the service of his master, the person convicted of having so enticed him shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars nor less than five dollars. WALTER COLTON, Chief Magistrate. OFICINA DE MAGISTRADO,"'i I Monterey; En»ro II «t» [34...
NEWS FROM THE SEAT OF WAIL [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 28 January 1847
NEWS FROM THE SEAT OF WAR. We have received by special messenger the result of the engagement near the Pueblo de los Angelos, between the American Forces under command of Commodore Stockton and the Californians, commanded by General Flores. We consider the war in California at an end. It will be the the first effort of Commodore Shubrick, now Commander-in-Chief, to establish a civil government, a duty for which he is eminently qualified. Commodore Stockton has performed a brilliant achievement in his march from San Diego to the Pueblo de los Angelos, and in his signal success over a resolute enemy. The following is his GENERAL ORDER: The Commander-in-Chief congratulates the Officers and Men of the Southern Division of the U. S. Forces in California, on the brilliant victories obtained by them over the enemy on the 8th and 9th inst., and on once more taking possession of the "Ciudad de los Angelos." He takes the earliest moment to commend their gallantry and good conduct both in the ...
ANOTHER LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 28 January 1847
ANOTHER LETTER. The following is taken from the letter of an American, who was captured near here, by the Californians and detained as a hostage. CITY OF THE ANGELS, January 17th, 1847. Two days back Col. Fremont and Don Andres, entered into treaty, which put an end to the war. Three days back, the Mexican Officers quit the camp, and Don Andres Pico is now in command. Flores, Garsias, M. Castro, Juan and Tomas Soborandes, with 10 to 20 others had started for Sonora, in Mexico. Should they hear of the treaty they may return. The Californians appeared completely tired of the affair. It is now impossible to say who or how many they have lost. The American forces here now, are over One Thousand ! While I was in confinement, the native troops used to desert every night; some were re-caught, and again went off. Under Flores there was continued robbing, and a murder every two or three days. The Malek Adel has arrived at San Diego from Mazatlan. Tellas is second in command at Mazatlan with ...