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States Survey. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
States Survey. Col. .Ransom and C. C. Trac.ey, Esq.. of the United States Surveying Department, arrived in tows on Wednesday, \yill perambulate this section of the State ip order to fix a point preparatory to the establishment of a base line and meridian. The mountain of San Bernardino will probably be selected as a pite for the measurement of the Base. The Sen Bird arrived at Sun Pedro yesterday, with a large nufnber of passengers— the Land Commissioners, the CJerks of the Board, and quite a number of the legal profession. In landing at .Santa Barbara a boat was capsized in the surf, by which our townsman, Franci# Melius, Esq.. received some severe contusions upon the head, at first supposed to be serious, .but we are happy to learn that he is now doing well.
From Utah. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
From Utah. Gen. Rich and a party of eighteen, principally .Mormons, arrived at San Bernardino on Saturday last, in twenty-two days from Great Salt Lake City This is a remarkable quick trip, especially when it is considered that they came through with wagons. We learn frojn one of ttfe party that business at Salt Lake City was brisk. The California emigration had left a good deal of money with the Mormons, in exchange for supplies; the crops had been abundant, and trade was brisk. It was expected the population of Utah would be increased l&gt;y an emigration of about 15,000 from England and from different parts of the United States. Two companies were preparing to emigrate to San Bernardino.— One company, consisting of from twenty-five to fifty families,,would come through this fall.— The other company, xnuch larger, will start early next spring. Much sickness and death is reported among the California emigrants, west of the Missouri. ; It is said that 1000 persons had been b...
Eifcbolleo.l Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Eifcbolleo.l Murder. This land has been the scene of many tragedies, but none partaking more of the character of the fiend-like than that perpetrated at the Mission Viejo, recently. We gather the following account from the Coroner's inquest.— On the night of the 7th August, Aoastasio Albitre and his wife attended a fandango at the Old Mission, leaving in their house their daughter Maria Antonio, old, in charge of Mariana Pico. When they went to the ball the child was asleep, but the next morning, yrhen the father returned, it was missing. Search immediately made and continued for seven days, when the body was found in a pond of water, with its throat cut.— The bushes were so thick around the pond as to be almost impenetrable, and search was directed thither from seeing the prints of horses' feet on the outside, and blood apon the bushes. It appears that the woman left in charge of the child, also attended the ball for a short time, and it is supposed, that during her absence the chi...
Prize Fight. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Prize Fight. George Thompson and John Morrissy, engaged in a fight on scientific principles, at Mare Island, opposite Vallejo, on the 21st inst., the purse being a belt of $3000. After pounding one another for twenty minutes, in the presence of a thousand people, a "foul" blow was given by Thompson, and Morrissey's friends took him from the ring. The fight will be renewed, as the affair is regarded as a '-draw-game."
From Sob Diego. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
From San Diego. At the recent term of the County Court at San Diego, James Robinson, otherwise called ''Yankee Jim," was tried for burglary, and sentenced to be bung. Two accomplices. Gray and Harris, were each sentenced to be imprisoned one year in the State Prison. The charge upon which they were tried was for stealing a boat, but they are strongly suspected of horse-stealing and even murder. Yankee Jim made powerful resistance to the arrest, and was finally captured by the aid of the "lasso," which in the hands of a person expert in its use is irresistable. His execution is fixed for the 18th of September, and he says that before that he will make a confession that will astonish the natives.
Sheep. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Sheep. A Urge drove of sheep. &lt;800, arc at Vallaclta. They arc from New Mexico, and were owned by Don Eamaso Loper— Tho owner had died at Caracita, near Warner's ranch, which circumstance may keep the sheep from market for some time yet. Mr. Coombs, with 15.000 sheep, was, at the last accounts, at the Pijmo Tillages. He may b# expected here in the course Of a week or so.
Justice's Court. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Justice's Court. 'Before His Honor, Justice Burrill. '• The wisdom of successive agee" was on Thursday applied to the case of the People vs. Leopold Howard, developing numerous tricks of traffic, amusing to mariy and instructing to all. Tho complainant is from &gt;: onora. in Mcxico, and charges that on Tuesday last be entered the store of the defendant, intending to purchase a shawl; but, finding none to suit him was on the point of leaving, when the defendant, insisting that a purchase bad been made, declare! that he (the complainant) must take the shawl, and pay $40 therefor,or else go to jail; and that he (the defendant) had the power to enforce this,be being a Coupt, Alcalde, etc. The complainant, greatly intimidated. paid the $40, took the shawl, and then brought suit for remedy. The charge assumed a criminal form, -'lie falsely assuroingio be a magistrate.' l and after examination the defendant was bound over in the sum of $100 for trial at the ensuing terra of the Co...
Tte Pealing Governor. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Tte Pedling Governor. Messrs. Editors of the "Star":—In my perambulations on this mundane sphere, I have met with divers pedlars—tin pedlars, Yankee clock pedlars, pill pedlars, and other pedlars innumerable—but it has been reserved for me to find in Califurnia Commission Pedlars, or mendicant dealers in Commissions from his rotund Excellency, the Governor of the State. I have It on the best of authority, that there is now in this city an hombre, lately, and perhaps now, occupying a very familiar position in the political family of his rotrnd Excellency, with his pocket filled with blank Commissions for taking the census of the lower counties. (It will be remembered that the census takers are paid sixteen dollars per day.) His Excellency's familiar deals out the Commissions to any person who will take them upon the terms appointed; the terms being that the appointee shall band over to his Excellency, through the aforesaid Commission pedlar, one-halt of the per diem proceeds of the o...
The Land Commissioners. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
The Land Commissioners. The Board of Land Commissioners for the settlement of private Land Titles in California, arrived by the Sea Bird yesterday, for the purpose of holding a meeting in this city. The Board will meet in the District Court building (ofl t,he Plaza) early next week. Among the professional gentlemen in attendance, we notice Messrs. Halleck and Peachy, Wm. Carey Jones, Crittenden, Rose, and Mr. Crosby, of the San Francisco Bar, and Eugene Leese. Esq., of Santa Barbara. Tfce Star will contain a report of the proceedings of the Board. .Emigrants.—We learn that there are eighty emigrant wagons on the desert near Agua Csl- - A few will bring them to the cjty. Grapes.—The grapes sent to San Francisco on the last trips of the Sea Bird and Ohio, brought remunerating prices. One lot was sold at 8Q cenis per lb. Women. —The ship Os,car arrived at San Francisco August 17th, with 100 female passengers. the steamer Ohio sailed from San Francisco as advertised, she will undoubtedl...
Clioler*. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Clioler*. There have been a few sporadic eases of cholera in San Francisco, caused by indiscretion in eating and drinking, but no fears are entertained that it will exist as an epidemic. Some of the physicians deny that there have been any cases of genuine cholera.
CONGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
CONGRESS. Several important questions have claimed the attention of Congress. ¶ In the Senate, July 5, Mr. Weller made a long speech in reply to what Mr. Ewing had sail of him (Weller) while he was on the Mexican Boandary. Mr. Weller made a clean breast of it, and refuted all the charges of defaulting, hard drinking, etc. ¶ The Senate passed the bill providing for a survey of public lands in California; and a bill to remunerate the Spanish consul for losses by the Filibuster mob at New Orleans, was also passed. ¶ On Thursday, July 15th, Hon. David Merriwether appeared to fill the seat but not the place of Henry Clay. ¶ A bill was passed to a third reading authorizing the President to organize certain companies of Mounted Rangers for the protection of the Western territories and California from Indians. ¶ The Deficiency Bill has been signed by the President. So the Collins appropriation is now safe. This bill appropriates altogether between five and six millions. ¶ ——◆——
Scandal. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Scandal. 2he London papers contain a highly seasoned dish of scandal, in the trial of a libelsuit brought by the notorious Dr. Archilli against the no less celebrated Dr. Newman.— The former is an apostate from Roman Catholicism, and the latter from Protestantism. Achilli was charged with many acts of seduction and debauchery, time and place being sworn to by his alleged victims; he on the other hand making oath thai he never saw the women in his life! A remarkable feature in the case was the introduction in the evidence of copies of proceedings against Achilli before the Inquisition, it being the first time since the Reformution that the records of that tribunal had been introduced into .English courts of law. The pleadings ou both sides were noticeable for ability, and after three days of intense interest on the part of the publio, the Jury brought in a verdict of guilty.
Testimonial of Reipcct to the Memory of the late Hon. Edward Gilberts [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Testimonial of Reipcct to the Memory of the late Hon. Edward Gilberts A public meeting was held in Santa Barbara, on the 11th insfc., Hon. Henry Carnes, President, Edw&amp;fid H. Hoar, Vice President, and Thomas W. Harper, Secretary. The following resolutions were adopted : Resolved, That we have learned with profound sorrow, of the untimely death of our friend and fellow-citizen, Edward Gilbert, l ite senior editor of the Alta California ; that hy his death we feel that we have lost a personal friend and companion in arms, and thai the State of California ban been deprived of one of the most able advocates of her interests. Kesolved, That Mr. Gilbert w*s not the less endeared to iw by bis sterling virtues an-i noble social quali ies than by the recollection of his gallant conduct as an officer of the Volunteer Corps of the American army, during the recent hostilities in Mexic &gt; and California. Kesolved, That in all the relations of life, either ai a Mrvant of t|h...
BY THE LATEST MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
BY THE LATEST MAIL. Hon. John P. Kennedy, of Maryland, has been offered and has accepted the place of Secretary of the Navy. The President has appointed Wm.Carr Lans* to be Governor of New .Mexico, in place of James S. Calhoun, deceased. John McKjnley, Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, died at Louisville, on the 17th July, of apoplexy. Major General R.og.er Jon.es, Adjutant General of the United States Army, died in Washington on the 15th July. Mr. Clay, in his will, provided for the gradual emancipation of his slaves. Children of his slaves, born after the Ist of January, 1850, are tQ be liberated at the age of 25 and sent to Liberia. They are to be taught to read, write and cipher. On the sth July, as the steamer St. James was returning from Bilpxi to New Orleans, her boilers exploded, killing fifty passengers —including among them. Judge Isaac Preston, of the Supreme Court, Mr. VVoolf, the Corporation attorney, and other prominent citizens, and many women and child...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 28 August 1852
Public Democratic Meeting. The Democratic Citizens of Los Angelea County arere»peotfully invited to assemble in a primary Meeting;, on WEDNESDAY , the Ist .-eptemb-r nexi, ac 3 o'clock, P. M., at the Court House, for the purpose ot tukin* steps for the more complete aud perfect organization of the Democratic party. . au2l 2t MANY DEMOCRATS. CALIFORNIA LAND CLAIMS. IN OBEDIENCE 10 the directions of the President of the United States, the undersigned Commissioners for ascertaining and settling private lijni claims in the State of California, hereby give notice that a session of sai4 Board will be held at Los Angeles, on .Monday, the 16th day of August, 1852. Given under oar hands, at San Francisco, this 31st day of July, 1852. Hi LAND HALL, HARRY I. THORNTON, JAMES WILSON, Commissioners. August 4, 1852. au2l 6t PROBATE COURT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO. Estate of William Reed, deceased. Whereas, it appearing that a sale of the whole of the real estate belonging to the above estate, is necessar...
Items from Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Items from Mexico. Our files of Mexico paper* go to the 21 ft of August, The Indian depredations are inoru afflicting limp over, and every mail from the Northern :&gt;tutea give an awful picture of the killed and wounded, of robberies and iucundiuriwn. In spite of the general clamor, Arista has done nothing for tbe protection of tho frontier, and the $15,00U dtKtlnad for tho relief of Imuran go, bus nut been reuiittod for tho want of fundi, Meanwhile the revolutionary movemeuta tire on the increase tbroughuat tho oouuirr, and though the 'Con*f.ituiti.xu»P calls them til but locul matters, not worth tuitttiorrfeg, the Siglo XIX trios t-o provfc tho contrury by enumerating and qualifying tho same. ' '1 lie Masuiluxi mover lent he considers particularly dangerous, because the nere all under arms, and hud paid SloTOOO tj Captain Vuldoa us thoir chief; but it appeal s that Ihey hnvo placed fchcmHulvwi undertbo orders of General Hum on Morales, sent bj the government an Comnndante...
Louis Napoleon. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Louis Napoleon. An nrticlc in the July number of Blackwood, writton by Alison, the historian, represents in a nn'sc striking light the danger to which England is exposed, sooner or later, from France. It relates t he followi rig- carious anecdote, which we have never before seen in print, and which strikingly illustrate* u vary remarkable feature in the character of Louis Napoleon : V Prince I.ouh Napoleon, like his uncle, is very Superstitious, and afwiiys entries nu amulet, taken frotn the tomb of Charlemagne, on his pardon, lie is known to have said in thia country, lung before he left it to uocopt tho Presidency of tho French Republic, It may appear in me prerimptaons to wear that amtilot, but I have an inborn. conviction in my mind that I iuu unodav to be the ruler of France. - Wh«*n I um so, [ shall first extinguish the license of tho Presti in Paris, (Art then attack Engtuiul. I Hhall doao with regret, for I hnvo been kindly receiveu there, and it contains many of my best fri...