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OFFICIAL. | [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
OFFICIAL. (Bold Line Break) NOTICE. HAVING been informed from various sources, of the great suffering and needy condition of many of those deluded and thoughtless persons, who in violation of their plighed faith in their country, have deserted from the Pacific squadron, since the 9th day of October of this year ; and who are now paying the penalty of their transgession under the combined suffering of disease, famine and exposure to an inclement winter ; and that many of said deserters, truly repeating their rash and ill-judged act of desertion, would return to their allegiance and their ships, but for the fear of the penalty which, the laws might impose, I do hereby say to all such persons, who are chargeable with no other offence against the laws of the Navy than that of desertion -- great as is the enormity -- return immediately, to your duty, and you will have no cause to regret your confedence in my clemency and forbearance, THO'S AP. C. JONES, Commander in Chief, U. S. Naval Fo...
Cheer l> [ [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
Cheer l&gt; [ »t m. ». (tri-ii. New so gloomily, inaa with I mind; Hop* i* a latter companion than fear; Providence, ever beaigntut and kind. Give* witli * *mi!e what you take with a tear; All will be right: Look to the light; Monkf « over the daughter of night: AH that wu black will be all that is bright; Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up. Many a foe is a friend in diaguisc ; Many a sorrow a blessing moat true, Helping the heart to be happy and wise, With love erer precious and joye ever new; Sland in the van ; Striye like a man: Thia ia the bravest and cleverest plan: 'JVusting in l»od, while you do what you can, Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up She if ever Sinllos. •She never smile*—no happy thought I.ighta up her pensive eye : The merry laugn, from lip to lip, Pasooo unheeded by. Froien forever in her heart, The sparkling fount of gladness, And o'er it pour*, in rapid flood, The ebon wave* of endues*. She never smiles—has frowning grief With her item magic bound her ? I...
Bkware or paint. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
Bkware or paint. The editor of the Citv.i*nati Commercial relate* the following as having actually occurred on a boat on tho Ohio fiver. The atorjr i» too good to ba lost : An incident occurred last night or rathei thia morning, on our boat worth recording, The berth* have been recently painted and to maka the covering dry soon, a mixture ol glue, ba it what it may, ao that the paint is "sticky" to • remarkable degree, when e warm, substance comes in contact with it Early thia morning a cry of" Oh! oh! com« here captain, " repeated several times in rapid succession, issued from a atate room in front of the wheel-house, on the laboard side — The captain being busy, some one of the servants want to the place where the cry of dis trass eame, but the door was not opened and had to he forced! h was found that a fat man had "kicked the clothes off,'' and rolled •gainst the wall of the state room. The heal of his back had softened the glue in the latter, holding him fast to the wall! No ef...
Seceets of Ventilation. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
Seceets of Ventilation. L*t the air enter the house freely, by a Urge aperture, like a common window, and capable of Hgulation in the same way. Let it enter a atova-room, and there completly warmed: than let it paea froely through the whole house, and enter all the apartment*, either at the doors or by express channels. Take off the used air by the chimney and an open Are; or for crowds, provide larger and expraas openings—there is no more to be dona. Houses that we have seen ventilated in this aimple, unpretending, uniuysterious manner, ere the best ventilated we havo ever entered. It is too often the fate of the mysterious little pipes, funnels, tubes and valves, by which ventilation ia frequently symbolised, rather to indicate ventilation than to effect it. — llluitration* of the Tktory of Ventilation
Odd (Jompakaison. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
Odd (Jompakaison. •w A pioua but odd clergyman in New Hampshire, while endeavoring »o impress or. bia hearers a tense of the all-seeing power of God, aaid: —" God ia like a striped squirrel in a atone wall—bo can sou you, but you ean't tea him. lf-7* The girls are «o skittish in Bangor that their niotliara are obliged to put blinda upon thorn, like the blinda upon skittish horaaa. When they see a young man, it puts them ii) auoh a flutter that they can't attend Jo their apinning. It-/" " Sally, how do you like your new place I is it a religious family !" " Well, I ra'.her guess it js—they have beam on Sunday." V A young woman, meoting her former fellow aarvaitt, waa asked how she liked her place. "Very well." " Then you have nothing to complain of ?" "Nothing ; only in istcr and mistress talk •uch very bad grammar. Yankees Giri.sout West —l'rcntice com plains, in the Louisvillo Journal, that the Yan|(&lt;i&lt;&gt; girls who como out west do very littie in Ih*...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
NEW GOODS. NOW landing from ship Bingham, the following assortment — Regatta and white shirts; tumblers; tea pots lamp shades, wicking and chimneys; raspberry vinegar; madeira; sherry ; port wine; marsella; nails; flannel shirts; caps; shooting jackets; boots and shoes; brandy in bottle and barrel; gin in do.; mustard; hhd ale ; paint; refined sugar; patent pre-resisting safes; white shirting; princettas; white drills; blue calicoes; Amer. beef and pork; iron pots ; clay pipes ; casks ; ass'td hardware; bread; R. syrup; Stoughton's bitters; pea jarkets ; tin plates ; two blue prints ; candle wicking; Balzarine organdies; scissors; sailors' and jack knives; vinegar; salad oil; fish sauces; pickles; I. R. suspenders; fancy ginghams; panos de corta; fancy prints of varieties of styles; ready-made clothing, etc., etc. By STARKEY, JANlON &amp; Co. Feb'y 1, 1849. NEW GOODS NOW landing from the ship "Ann McKim," just arrived from Valparaiso, a large assortment of New and seasonable...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
B. R. Buckelew, San Francisco, repairs every description of watches, clocks, and jewelry, at the sign of the Watch, corner of Jackson and Sansome sts. On hand a large assortment of watch-glasses; also, keys; hours, minutes and seconds dial hands, main springs, fuzee chains, and other materials for repairs. Feb'y 1,1849. NEW GOODS. E. Mickle &amp; co. HAVE just received by the ship "Ann McKim" from Valparaiso, a large and excellent assortment of Current Goods, aa follows — Wool and cot'n mixed flannel; cot'n and wool mixed stuff; mixed linen and cot'n drills; turkey red, cot'n, woolen, cot'n and wool mixed shawls; silk and cot'n hdkfa; woolen gloves; blankets and quilts; gents' silk neck scarfs; men's worsted stockings; ass'd silk hose ; cot'n do; horse rugs; fine wool and cot'n rugs; saddle bags; pillows ; ass'd wool'n ponchos and poncho cloth ; cot'n duck, linen drills; linen towels; cot'n tapes; sewing thread, balls and spools; cot'n shirts; sail twine; childrens' woolen c...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 22 March 1849
NOTICE. THE undersigned recommend to the esteemed public of San Francisco, as also to dealers in California, their establishment, by wholesale and retail. They always keep on hand a large assortment of candies, cakes, pies, fine liquors, cordials, &amp;lc., &amp;c. Orders for balls and parties thankfully received and executed on the shortest notice. E. WEHLER &amp; SCHLOTTHAUER. San Francisco, Jany. 16, 1849. NOTICE. THE undersigned would respectfully notify the public that he has established a Watch Makers' shop at C. Russ', corner of Montgomery and Pine sts., where he will devote his entire attention to the repairing of all kinds of watches. GEO. STOREY. San Francisco, Jany. 15,1849. NOTICE. THE undersigned have this day admitted Mr. Talbot H. Green and Mr Francis Mellius into co-partner-sihp, for the purpose of conducting a general importing, jobbing and commission business, under the firm and style of Mellus, Howard &amp;. Co., at their warehouse ...
ALTA CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, THURS'Y, MAR. 29,1849. The Legislative Assembly — The Alcalde — The Military, and the de facto Government. Our town has been convulsed within the last week with the intelligence that the military had arrayed itself against the People, and that the commanding officer of the Pacific Division had in effect pronounced the action of the legislative assembly for this district, null and void. We have not yet been enabled to procure the whole correspondence which has caused this excitement, for publication, although we have perused the most of it. Such as has been furnished us, we give to the public, with some reminiscences and remarks of our own which we deem pertinent to the occasion. On the hoisting of the American fllag in this place in July 1846, the American forces found here an Alcalde who had power corresponding to that (as near as we have ascertained) of a police magistrate in the U. States, who was authorized to sell one town lot of fifty varas squa...
ALTA CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, APR 9, 1849. After two weeks silence, from want of printing paper, we are again before the public. We are happy to say that we have now made such arrangements as will prevent any interruptions in future. To do do this, however, and to insure the continuation of the paper during the summer season, we hare been obliged to raise the price of yearly subscription to twelve dollars. We again call the attention of readers to our advertising supplement, this day published.
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT. PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT. We have received from Monterey the proceedings of a public meeting and election in that place, for the purpose of selecting delegates to represent them in a "Territorial Convention to be held at the Pueblo de San Jose in May next, or at such other time this year as shall be named by a majority of the delegates to said territorial Convention." We have not room to publish the proceedings this week. As the recent intelligence by the Oregon has rendered it probable that the slavery question has defeated action on the part of Congress for establishing a government in California, we are happy to see this movement by the citizens of Monterey. We recommend that other portions of the country act in accordance with the suggestions of the Monterey meeting. The address of the delegates which we published in our last number recommends the month of August aus most convenient and suitable. To this we have no particular objection, but the recommendati...
Frsaa the HaiM Blair*. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
From the United States By the Ocean Steamer Oregon, Captain Pearson which arrived in this Bay on the 1st inst., we have dates to the 12th of February from New York city, and to the 18th of the same month from New Orleans. The news is important to this Territory inasmuch as it is now quite certain that Congress will not give us a territorial organization this year. The papers are literally filled with articles relating to California, some of them, of course, base fabrications. Column after column is taken up with the names of persons who have sailed for this modem El Dorado, and probably at no time since the Crusades has an event transpired which has so set the world agog, and almost turned over the foundations of society. We make a few quotations from papers placed in our hands by friends, but the crowded state of our columns renders it necessary to defer important extracts until our next. From Beach, Brothers' News Letter. Proceedings of Congress. — It was proposed on the opening o...
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
NOTES. 1. It is proper to state, for the information of claimants under the 9th section of the act of February 11, 1847, that, in everv instance in which a volunteer soldier was discharged on a surgeon's certificate, that paper must be sent to the Pension office with the claimant's affidavit, unless it has been otherwise disposed of. If lost, he should state the fact under oath. 2. The official character and signature of the magistrate who may administer an oath, must be certified by the proper officer, under his seal of office. The certificate must accompany every case, and be attached to the paper on which the affidavit is written. No affidavit taken before a notary public can be admitted as evidence; except in the States of New Hampshire, Connecticut, Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Indiana, in which States laws have passed giving such officers power to administer oaths for general purposes. 3. The relinquishment of the right to bounty land must be signed by the claimant,...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
NEW GOODS. DAILY expected, by the Sardinian ship 'San Jorge' from Callao : S. bitters, cherry brandy, cognac, champagne, gin, wines, boots, shoes, clothing, irish linen, oil table cloth, linen ditto and towels, silk and cotton hdkfs, prints, stationery, razors, eau de cologne, glass ware, liquor cases, french wire nails, carpenters tools, shovels, hatchets, iron castings, poncho cloth and fringe, iron chests, matting, sup. havanna segars, fowling pieces. Together with other articles, for sale by FINLEY, JOHNSON &amp;. Co. Portsmouth house, Clay st March 22, 1849. JUST received, per Anita, from Columbia river, 87 barrels beef, 39 barrels pork, 23 barrels salmon, 347 barrels flour, for sale by STARKEY, JANION &amp; CO. March 22, 1849. NOW LANDING from the Eliza, 265 bags flour, 200 lbs. each, best Chile, 1825 bags flour, 100 lbs. each, best Chile, for sale by STARKEY JANlON &amp;. CO. March 22, 1849. By Sophia from Honolulu, now landing, hardware, balzarine, ba...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 29 March 1849
NOTICE TO SQUATTERS. The undersigned begs leave to caution the public in general against squatting upon his farms or ranchos, one farm on the river Sacramenot and American Fork, containing ten sq. leagues of Iand, known by the name of rancho del passo, and adjoining the same, rancho San Juan, containing five leagues ; also on the San Joaquin, seven leagues of land situated opposite the city of Stockton. Said lands were granted in the year 1844 by Governor Micheltoreno ; therefore, all persons are hereby notified to abstain taking possession of any portion thereof, at the peril of being proceeded against according to law. HIRAM GRIMES March 22, 1849. A . J. GRAYSON, Keeps constantly on hand such articles, as gentlemen going to the Mines, would like to take up with them. corner City Hotel. March 8, *49. NOW Landing, and for sale at DRING'S Store, Montgomery street. Molasses oil, ham, sausages, hard bread, sugar and coffee in small bags, flour in 100 lb sacks; Blankets, clothing secrap...