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Gold in Mississippi. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Gold in Mississippi. Tha editor of the Claiborne (l.:i.) Advocate hua been favored with tbo peru&amp;al nf a private letter from Covingion county, Mi»s., which f la tee that considerable eseit-ement prevails there in consequcnco of tbe reported discovery of rich deposits of jfold. The letter says it is reported there that a Mr. James Johnson, living on Black Creek, in Marion couury, baa fouud a pjld rainy whoro he can get it by the cavr. load, but he conceals a hnowledge of iis locality. Hs is eloeely watched by numbers of l»aoplo, but :U9 yet no clue lias been had to guide tliem to the bed of treasure." It states further, that a company had left Covington county, with the intention of camping ont and searching on Blftck C?cok for goid.
Another Proposed Atlantic and Pacific Communication. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Another Proposed Atlantic and Pacific Communication. The London Morning Herald calls the attention of its readers to its advertising columns, in which a company is proposed to hp formed, under a royal charter from the British Crown, for the purpose of constructing a plank road across the Isthmus of Terra Firma proper, in the province of Veragua, a portion of the republic of New Grenada. According to a survey of the Atlantic coast, made by the officers of her Britanic Majesty's ship Thunder, and of the Pacific by those of the Herald, it appears, it is said, that the anchorage, shelter and approaches from the sea upon both coasts, are unsurpassed: and the distance across is only 40 miles in a direct line, while by the Panama route it is fifty, and by the Nicaragua route, from sea. to sea, it is one hundred and forty miles. The Cordilleras, which rise on either haifid 0? this new route to a considerable height, are represented as divided by a deep valley, affording an easy grade for co...
An Affitre of Onnur. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
An Affitre of Onnur. Mistr. bil Wiggins and Mjstr, Bob foster presents their compts to Mistr. Punch, and biggs his Inser&amp;hn of the Follerin : ••In the Coarse of a Pollytickfe discushn at the Chekcrs last Eavnin, Mistr. dik Rubbly maid a Hobser wat-ion, witch Mktr. (rim smithers/said he'.was A Lie. Mistr. Dik rubbly Axed Mistr. Gim Smith-, ers wot he meant by that Expreshn 1 "Mistr. Gim Smithers referd Mistr. dik Rubbly to.is High. "Mistr. Dik R-.ibblj then saydif u. says that, are agin ile Punch yure ed. "upon Witch Mistr. Gim Smithers repeated the Wurds. •■wheerby Mistr. dik Rubbly up to Pitch in to Mistr. Gim Smithc-rs; but Mistr. bil Wiggins and Mistr. bub Foster interfered sayin this Warnt the' Place for A. Mill. ••The consequens wos it wos agreed they shuld have it Hout in the Yard. "Mistr. Gim Smithers, Mistr. dik rubbly, ; Mistr. bob Foster, and iliistr. Bil wiggins then Proceaded to tile Buck of the Ouse, whear a Ring was formed of a Circul of Acquaintaiise ; and...
Decision in Texa*. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Slave Decision in Texas. A case has been decided in the District Court for the county, of Bexar, in Texas, which, if confirmed in the Supreme Court, will operate, it is said to declare several thousand of blacks free, who have been held heretofore as slaves. A slave woman was carried from the United states to Austin's Colony, in Texas, in 1826 Slavery was not recognized by the laws of Mexico at the time. The constitution of Coaliuila and Texas was proclaimed early in 1827, and the woman, the subject of suit, daughter of the original slave, was born on the Brazos about the middle of 1827. When,the constitution of 1836 was adopted by the Republic of Texas, slavery was established, and the mother slave was of the class enumerated in that constitution as slaves. The daughter having been born in the country, was not included by the provisions ot the constitution. ¶ In a suit, involving the question of the freedom of this girl, it has been decided that the condition of blacks in the count...
Death of Jim Taylor. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Death of Jim Taylor. We have received a letter from Stockton, giving the particulars of the shooting of a man, in that city, known ae Jim Taylor, from which we make the following extract: On Friday night, Sept. 3d, Taylor and his party got on a spree and went around town, breaking up all the furniture in the various bar-rooms, and raising "a row generally."— Among other places, they went to a house called the •' White Rose," kept by a man named Turner, where they demolished glass, decanters, and everything they could think of. On Saturday Turner met Taylor, and asked him to pay for the damage he had done. In reply, Taylor told him .he would kill him the first chance he got. To-day Turner came upon "laylor, when the latter was unprepared, got the first shot and clipped him back of the head. Taylor then tried to draw his pistol, but before he could do so, Turner, gave him two more shots, and he fell dead on the spot. This Taylor is the man who shot Bill Owen in the hand. —[San Francis...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
B COUNTY 8CHIP. OUGHT u uixty cente oil the dollar. for uoods at cash prices. ALEXANDER &amp; MELLUS. 8Cfi.ll'.— -The- subscriber will purchase County Scrip, on apptiflutiun to him ai Douglass &amp; Sanfords store. Approved Scrip only is desired. . , , BENJ.' D. WILSON. Angeles, Apnl 17. 1848. tl' DOUGLASS &amp; SANPORD Would announce to tho citUcAs of Southern California, that they are now receiving, at their stores In San Pedro and Los Angulee, the Best selected Stock of Merchandise ever brought to this market, consisting of Dry tJouds, Cutlery. Hard Ware, Provisions, Bogfe. Shoe*, Hats, 0*ps, DlrACKSJUTETS TOOLS, ITAHMINO UTEX8ILS, Saddlery, Powder. Rifles, Shot Guns, Percussion Caps, Lead, Colt's Army und Nuv-y Pistols, &amp;c. &amp;o„ all of which they offer at Wholesale aud Jvetail. Los Angeles, April 17, 1852. ti' JUXAVUAH u. 8cor7. Luwib GaA.&lt;oriT~ S««it &amp; Granger, A 1 TOBNKY at Law, Los Angeles, CaliXJi lornm. O...
Hoard of Commissioners [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Hoard of Commissioners For aso.ortair.sng and settling Private Land Claims in the State of Oalifovula. Since onr last publication, the following petitions for confirmation of Land Claims, have becu presented to the Commissioners : By Hal leek, Peachy &amp; Billings: No. 333. Of Charles M. Weber, to 2 square leagues, ;• Cafiada de San Felipe y Las Animas,-' in the county of Santa Clara. No. 334. Of Joseph P. Thompson, to part of '• Rntre-Napa," one square league, in the county of Napa. No. 33 j. Cayetaiß» Jueves, to " Yokaya. 1 ' 8 square leagues, in Mendocino county. No. 33G. Of Juan Jose Gonzales, to " San Antonio 6 El Percadeno," three-fourths of a square league, in the county of Santa Cruz. No. 327. Of Mariana G. Vallejo, to 300 varas square, part of L Entre-Napa.'' in the county of Napa. By Crosby &amp; Norton : No. 338. Of D.tvid W. Alexander and Francis Melius, to "Providencia," 1 square league, in the county of Los Angeles. No. 344. Of Maria Antonia Mechado, t...
New a. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
New a. . Gregory's Express, by tho steamer Sea Bird, "brought us files of San Francisco papers to the 14th inst.. also papers from Oregon, Honolulu, the Atlantic States and England. We owe the great Gregory many thanks for his attention. In the absence of any maii by the steamers, his express has proved the greatest possible^convenience to our citizens.
The Superintendent of Indian Affairs. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
The Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Lt. Edward F. Beal, the newly appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs, came passenger in the steamer Oregon, on her last trip from Panama. The, condition of Indian affairs in this State, renders the presence of a Superintendent decidedly necessary, and it is gratifying t© know that the appointee is a gentleman in every way qualified for the duties of. the office—perhaps the Wotet fitting man in the whole State. On Dit—that the marriage of .Edwin Forrest with a beautiful lady from the high circles of Philadelphia, will shortly take place. $W The suburbs of the city present a lively appoarance, produced mainly by the immigrants who have encampcd there.
Land Title* in California. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Land Title* in California. To the Editor of the Los Angeles Star : Sir: In a speech delivered by Mr. W. M Gwin, in the Senate of the United States, published in the Globe of the 3d of August, I find the following paragraph: " Yet, the " confidential agent" of this Government, sent out by the Government in July, ! 1849, reportedin t'ne face of all these facts, and of the decisions of the Supreme Court of . the United States, defining what a " perfect ! grant" is, that, the land claims in California j were "mostly -perfect titles!"—as perfect a piece i of imposture and deception as was ever at- | tempted to be practiced at the expense of Gov- ! ernment, upon an enlightened people, and de- I signed, as subsequent events have shown, for i ulterior and sinister purposes, resulting in the 1 establishment of an extensive scheme of land monopoly, sustained by a vigorous and numer- j ous class of speculating adventurers, with whom an issue is now to be made by the National Legislature for th...
More Litigation. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
More Litigation. We find the following paragraph among the Congressional proceedings of July 27th : ¶ "Mr. Gwin presented a resolution which was agreed to : 'That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States from the District Courts of California in all cases involving amounts exceeding two thousand dollars.'"
Tlie Telinantepec Question. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Tlie Telinantepec Question. The New York Times says all are struck with the ability with which the Mexican Minister, tft. Larrainzar discusses the Tehuantepec question with Mr. Webster. The correspondence shows that Mexico is determined not to fulfil the contract with Garay, even though war be the consequence, and intimates that the government ot Mexico would have no objection to enter into a contract with oitizens of the United States to construct the canal or railroad i contemplated in contract. | At the commencement of the Ohio Female College. at College Hill, near Cincinnati, on the 2d ultimo, the degree, of Mistress of Arts was conferred on the senior class, consisting of seven young ladies. The whole number of students during the last term was ]02. The Louisiana State Convention for revising the constitution, have adopted an article providing that any citizen who shall fight a duel, or send or accept a challenge to tight a duel either in the State or out ot it, with a citizen,...
Another Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Another Murder. Oa Monday afternoon Jianito Ramirez and! , Pablo Lopez, quarrelled about some trifling matter —a pistol or a horse, or perhaps both — ; i -when Juanito drew a pistol and shot Pablo in i i the abdomen, death ensuing in twenty-four i hours. The dying declaration of Lopez is that i he was in company with Ramirez, " talking friendly,and that he (Lopez) asked for a pistol, ! which said Ramirez refused to deliver up, ; claiming it as his property, and alledging that Lopez had retained a horse belonging to him, (Ramirez.) Lopez told him that he had once paid for the horse. Ramirez then got mad, and drew his pistol, and shot Lopez." This tragedy was enacted near the house of Lucina Ramirez, upon the opposite side of the river. A coroner's jury, summoned by Mr. Justice Mallard, returned a verdict of " wilful murder" against the said Ramirez. Search has been made for the murderer, but up to this time he has managed to keep out of the way.
Broke Jail. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Broke Jail. Francisco Carmillo, an interesting youth whose liberty had been restrained in consequence of his keeping company with Rivas and Zabaleta, broke through or fell through the jail two or three days ago, and retired tO parts'unknowu. Carmillo had been chained neck and heels, and handcuffed—but in return for the affectionate care thus bestowed upon htpi by the jailor, the wrctch exhibited only the/basest ingratitude; and upon - vacating Mr. Robinson's mansion; actually stole and carried away his patron's irons.
Horse Racing. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Horse Racing. A somewhat exciting race took place on Thursday last, upon the course near the church, between two horses, the property respectively of Don Andres Pico and Don Jose Sepulbeda.— These gentlemen had backed their horses to the amount of $1000 each in cash, and there was also considerable side betting, money and heifers, among the spectators. The race, which was 1000 yards, was won by Mr. Sepulbeda's horse. Another match which had been made by the same gentlemen, was not run, Don Andres paying the forfeit.
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Personal. Francis Melius, Esq., leaves for the Eastern States, to-morrow, to be absent five or six months. He bears with him the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and their wishes that prospering gales may attend him, and a speedy return "to the city of his adoption. Col. Magruder, U. S. A., and Mr. Gray, connected until lately with the Boundary Com mission, in the capacity of Surveyor, came up from San Diego a few days since, and pitched their tentjust outside the city.
Spiritual Ilnpplngs, [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Spiritual Rappings, The "circle" at the Mission San Gabriel was greatly encouraged one evening last week by the mysterious shaking of a table around which the seekers after science had assembled. The spirits were invoked to manifest themselves by a distinct rap, but the invocation produced no effect except a slight trembling of the table—"no great shakes," anyhow. Subsequent experiments induce the belief that spirits have "gin out." ¶ —— ¶ Married.—At the residence of Capt. Robert Taylor, Willow Grove, San Gabriel township, 16th inst., John Roland,. Esq., of the Puente, to Mrs. Charlotte Grey, of the Monte, p. A. Sturges, Esq., officiated. £@0 John Chet\vooi, Esq., has received the nomination of Judge of the Supreme Court, upon the Whig ticket, in place of J. M. Huntington, Esq., who'declined the nomination. " .Emigration to California.—'The following statistics are furnished in relation to the emigration to this country, by.notes-takea.ai'Fort, Kearney*up to July 13th : 25.855 men,...
Big Luck. [Newspaper Article] — Los Angeles Star — 18 September 1852
Big Luck. The Washington Republic of August 4th, has the following : Gen. W H. Richardson. Hon. J. W. iJtfoCoivj kle, and J. Knox Walker, visit ■ to Baltimore from this city on Friday last, bought a ticket in the •'grand consolidated lot- | tery of Marylad, class.it," for which they j jointly paid §10. The drawing came u2 on i Saturday, and awarded to them the.prize of. $67 V 500. Discount oif, this yields to each of the lucky ones §19,525, which sums we believe was paid be them at 1 o'clock to day in this city. Mr. E. H.Pendleton was the bearer of the ; good news to Mr. McCorkie, but not a word of it would that gentleman believe until Mr. Pendleton paid him down for half his chance $7,500. This Mr. M. thought looked like conviction. Hut it cost him §2,062,50, Two of the lucky gentlemen are Californians, Mr. McCorklc, the worthy Member ofi Congress, and Mr. Richardson. Quartermaster General of the California Militia.