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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 10 November 1849
Town of Kearny. The proprietors of Johnson's Rancho, on Bear river, in view of numerous applications, have laid off a small portion of it into lots, which are now offered to the public. The geographical position of this point for an inand town, is unsurpassed It is situated at *he only crossing on Bear river, surrounded by arable and pasture land, and is central and nearer than any other point to the mines on the North Fork of the American, Bear, Yuba. Feather rivers and Deer creek. The roads leading to these various mines, as well as the principal emigrant routes across the Plains. intersect at Kearney. Communication may be had with the mines at all seasons of the year. The officers appointed to select a military post for the erection of fortifications, have, after a careful survey of the whole country, located at this point Two sawmills are now in progress of erection, which will soon furnish a plentiful supply of the finest of pine lumber. To those wishing to select a point for b...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 10 November 1849
Notice to Miners, The Proprietors of the Town of Vernon, situated at the mouth of Feather River, respectfully represent to Miners, Traders and others upon the Yuba and Feather rivers, North Fork and Bear Creek, that they have perfected arrangements for the prompt transmission of Goods and Passengers to all the principal Mining Localities in this neighborhood. The establishment of Vernon as a depot for goods from the markets below and the recent increase of traders in the place, will, the undersigned trusts, enable the Mining community to procure outfits and provisions at rates as reasonable as at any other point on the Sacramento or Feather rivers. A Post Office has been established at Vernon, by order of the Postmaster General, and all letters sent to the undersigned will be forwarded by mail to the United States without delay. GILBERT A. GRANT, Agent of Proprietors of Vernon. Vernon, Aug. 6. 1849. au18 tf Dissolution. The commercial partnership heretofore existing between the unde...
THE FIGHT OF PASO DEL MAR. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
THE FIGHT OF PASO DEL MAR. BY BAYARD TAVLOR. Gusty and raw was the morning, A fog hung over the seas, And its gray skirts, rolling inland, Were torn by the mountain trees ; No sound was heard, but the dashing Of waves on the sandy bar, When Pablo of San Diego Rode down to the Paso del Mar. The pescadòr, out in his shallop, Gathering his harvest so wide, Sees the dim bulk of the headland Loom over the waste of the tide ; He sees, like a white thread, the pathway Wind round on the terrible wall, Where the faint moving speck of the rider Seems hovering close to its fall. Stout Pablo of San Diego Rode down from the hills behind ; With the bells on his gray mule tinkling, He sang through the fog and wind. Under his thick, misted eyebrows, Twinkled his eye like a star ; And fiercer he sang, as the sea-winds Drove cold on the Paso del Mar. Now Bernal, the herdsman of Corral, Had traveled the shore since dawn, Leaving the ranches behind him — Good reason had he to be gone ! The blood was st...
An Ordinance [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
An Ordinance To Raise a Revenue for Sacramento City. Section I. Be it ordained by the President and Council of Sacramento City. That upon all lots, lands, and improvements thereon. there shall be assessed and collected the sum of fifty cents per annum on every hundred dollars assessed value thereof, and shall be due and payable immediately after the assessment roll, or any part thereof, which may have been approved by the Board. Section II. The fiscal year shall be commenced on the first of April. 1850, and end on the first of April, 1851. The time between the commencement of the fiscal year and the passage of this ordinance, to be taken as one half year only, and all taxes shall be levied and collected accordingly. Section III. That all auctioneers shall apply to the President and Council for a license to sell goods at public outcry, and upon the petition being granted, a license shall issue, which shall be briefly recorded by the Secretary, and by him handed to the Collector, who ...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
The Times Enlarged.—The subscribers and patrons of our Sacramento city newspaper enterprise are presented with the Placer Times on an enlarged sheet, printed on good paper, but with type considerably worn, which, however, we design to shortly improve upon. Ample space is thus afforded advertisers, and we trust the citizens of Sacramento will not be unmindful of the facilities opened for an increase of business, nor meet our humble efforts only half way. A generous encouragement will enable us to do still better in the course of another month, and by the addition of a good job printing office, our establishment will be second to none in the country.
THE ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
THE ELECTION. The Election for State Constitution, and officers thereunder, took place throughout California on Tuesday the 13th inst. In this city the polls were rather thinly attended, the voting coming off in the face of a blinding rain storm. Everything passed off very quietly, considering the numerous candidates and cliques that were operating during the day. Peter H. Burnett is probably elected Governor, and John McDougal Lieutenant Governor. It is difficult to say who are elected Representatives to Congress. We give the returns so far as we have been able to obtain them. The entire vote polled was only 1,863, with the following result : SACRAMENTO CITY. (Official.) For the Constitution 1850 Against the Constitution 13 For Governor. 1st Dist. 2d Dist. 3d Dist. Total. P H Burnett 589 263 46 898 John A Sutter 346 72 11 429 W S Sherwood 275 98 5 378 Wm M Steuart 52 24 2 78 Thos. McDowell 65 9 2 76 For Lieut. Governor - John McDougal 710 324 53 1*07 A M Winn 459 110 11 580 F J Lip...
(Correspondence of the Placer Timea j [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
[Correspondence of the Placer Times.] San Francisco, Nov. 11, '49. Mr. Editor:—' The sound of the church going bell' never sounded more welcome than on this damp and cheerless Sabbath-day morning, when all human kind partakes of the distressed aspect of inanimate nature. It removes one many thousand miles back to the scenes of youth, and akin to inspiring plea surable emotions, fills the heart with sadness. Truly 'the melancholy days have come,' and in San Francisco the full extent of this touching sentiment is realized. This is Sunday and a gloomy day withal, for it has rained with little intermission all the night, and at this juncture the skies are particularly leaky and cullenderlike. The streets are nearly deserted. for walking may be spelled wading, and the bar-rooms are crowded with a steaming, murmuring, comfortless looking set of mortals, as ever were congregated with in doors to look out upon rainy weather ; but, worse than all, the indications are unmistakably favorable t...
MARINE JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
MARINE JOURNAL. SACRAMENTO CITY. IN PORT. Ship La Grange. Barks—Isabel, Phœnix, Wm. Ivy, Croton, Eliza, Rising Sun, Harriet Newell, Josephine, Winthrop, Elvira. Brigs—Toronto, Cordelia, Charlotte, Sterling, Orb, Oniota, Lady Adams. Schooners—Col. Taylor, John Dunlap, Sagadahock, Louisa, Ferdinand, Gen. Morgan. _ _ Arrivals at San Francisco from Nov. 1 to Nov. 12— Nov 1. Am bq Ellen Augusta, Myrick, Boston. " U.S mail stmr Panama, Baily, Panama. " Am bg Chatham, Huffington, Boston. " Am bk Smyrna, Williams, New York. " Am sp Frances Ann, Proctor, Boston. " Ham schr Athen, Hensen, Liverpool. 2, Tah schr Fraternite, Richit, Tahiti. " Am schr Patapsco, Burrows, Montevideo. " Ch schr Hurricane, Greiggs, Valparaiso. " Am bk Clyde, Kempton, do. " Am bk Globe, West, Talcahuano. " Fr bk Asie, Guirods, Chiloe. " Ham ship Knickerbocker, Slege, Valparaiso. " Por bk Amazon, Jardin, Buenos Ayres. " Am bg Canonicus, Martin, Valparaiso. " Fr ship Moise, Ratan, NW Coast, whaler. 3, Am schr Alfred, H...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
Married, On Sunday, 11th instant, by Rev. Mr. Mines, Mr. George M. Evans, of this place, to Miss Eliza Shanks, late of West Baltimore. U. S. Died, In San Francisco, on Saturday, 27th October, Mr. John McCrackin, late of New York, and formerly of Canada. On the 6th inst. of consumption, Daniel P. Andrews, aged 22, late of Providence, R. I. Came passenger in ship Hopewell. In San Francisco, on the 11th inst. after a long and painful illness, Mr. L. D. Ellis, late of New York, in the 26th year of his age. In the same place on the 4th inst. of the prevailing Diarrhœa, Mrs. Emeline A. Lirrine, in the 23d year of her age : a native of Suffold, Conn. _ _ MESSRS. CRANE, SETON &amp; BARNEWALL, Having rented the large and commodious Yard and Warehouse now occupied by Messrs. Ward &amp; Co. beg to inform their friends and the public in general, that they will be ready to receive goods of all kinds (powder excepted) on storage, on and after the 15th, inst. and hope by paying str...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
NOTICE Is hereby given, that the Rocky Bar Mining Company, has suspended its labors on the Middle Fork of the American River, until the first Monday in June, 1850, when, in addition to resuming its operations on Rocky Bar, the Company intends to turn the river across the Big Bar. Miners are respectfully requested not to trespass on their rights. S. B. GRIDLEY, Pres't. - Jas. Delavan, Sec'y. Big Bar, Oct. 25, 1849. 27 13t* Know all Men by these Presents : That I, Bennett Riley, Bvt. Brig. General U. S. Army and Governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission HENRY A. SCHOOLCRAFT a Notary Public in and for the District of Sacramento, California. Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, Cal, this 17th day of October, Anno Domini, 1849. B. RILEY, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A. 27 and Governor of California. Live and Let Live. BEVINS'S REFECTORY AND BOARDING HOUSE, - On lower side of Third-st., between J and K, Sacramento City. The public are res...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
New Rock Discovered.—Capt. Lindsey. of the British schooner Amelia, reports having discovered a rock in the Pacific Ocean not laid down in the charts. He says : On the 25th of December, 1848, during a calm, I discovered an island, or rock, in lat. 19° 20 North, lon. 141° 15 30 East. It apapeared about forty feet high, and four miles in length ; very barren, and of a dark brown color. I feel confident of its position, as I proved the rate of my chronometer only two days previously at the island of Grigan and Assumption. Extraordinary Design to Murder.— On Saturday last a young, good looking, woman asked, Mr. Doughty, of Cambridge, if he could tell her of a stronger poison than arsenic. On being pressed to say why she wanted to know. she replied that she long had a notion of destroying her child, that she had purchased poison five times for it, and that once, just as she was going to give it arsenic in its pap, it smiled so prettily in her face that she had not the heart to destroy it...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
Business Cards. ELISHA W. McKINSTRY, Attorney at Law, 27 4t* Sutter. JAS. N. HARDING, Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent, Office on 3d, between J and K streets. Sacramento city. Oct. 26. 1849. xxv 4t* THOMAS A. WARBASS, Real Estate Agency, Sacramento City. Reference—Lieut. L. Maynard, Robert L. Smith, C. B. Post, San Francisco. Priest, Lee &amp; Co., Gillespie &amp; Gerald, Burnett &amp; Rodgers, Sacramento City. 21 9t M. B. ANGLE, Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur, Office on K street, between 4th and 5th sts. Sacramento city. 20 3t*r STEPHEN C. MASSETT. CHAS. O. BREWSTER. MASSETT &amp; BREWSTER, Auction and Commission merchants. Sacramento City. 19tf JEWETT &amp; MELHADO. Auction and Commission Merchants, Montgomery st. San Francisco 19tf ROLFE &amp; CHEVER, Wholesale and Retail Dealers, Yuba City, corner of Water and B sts. au25 3t *r WM. C. KELLUM, Dentist and Watchmaker, sign of the Big Watch, (my name upon each side thereof,) i...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 17 November 1849
Town of Kearny. The proprietors of Johnson's Rancho, on Bear river, in view of numerous applications, have laid off a small portion of it into lots, which are now offered to the public. The geographical position of this point for an inland town, is unsurpassed It is situated at the only crossing on Bear river, surrounded by arable and pasture land, and is central and nearer than any other point to the mines on the North Fork of the American, Bear, Yuba, Feather rivers and Deer creek. The roads leading to these various mines, as well as the principal emigrant routes across the Plains, intersect at Kearney. Communication may be had with the mines at all seasons of the year. The officers appointed to select a military post for the erection of fortifications, have, after a careful survey of the whole country, located at this point Two sawmills are now in progress of erection. which will soon furnish a plentiful supply of the finest of pine lumber. To those wishing to select a point for ...
WHEN FORTUNE BEAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 24 November 1849
WHEN FORTUNE BEAMS. When fortune beams around you. When hearts with pleasure leap; And hopes and joys surround you — Forget not those who weep ! When friendship's smile invites you To bless and to be blest ; When every charm delights you — Oh, think of the distrest ! When golden gales betide you, As if by Heaven decreed, And plenty stands beside you — Forget not those who need ! When pleasure's cup seems endless, Oh, prove it without end ; By being to the friendless In every hour a friend !
From the Louis>ville Journal. GO AHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 24 November 1849
From the Louisville Journal. GO AHEAD. Never doubt a righteous cause ; Go ahead! Throw yourself completely in; Conscience shaping all your laws, Fearlessly through thick and thin, Go ahead! Do not ask who'll go with you; Go ahead! Numbers! spurn the coward's plea; If there be but one or two, Single-handed though it be, Go ahead! Though fierce waters round you dash, Go ahead! Scale them ! certainly you can ; Let them proudly dare the skies — What are mountains to a man? Go ahead! Though fierce waters round you dash, Go ahead ! Let no hardship baffle you ; Though the heavens roar and flash, Stiil, undaunted, firm and true, Go ahead! Singular Amusement for Ladies. — The following remarkable account is from a French paper by the last steamer. We should suppose it to be a hoax, were the scene laid anywhere but in Paris ; but as it is, it may be received as authentic : The dead-alive remnant of fashion which yet remains in Paris was aroused to as much interest as could be compatible with ...
An Ordinance [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 24 November 1849
An Ordinance Establlshing a Health Officer and Defining his Duties. Section I. Be it ordained by the President and Council of Sacramento City. That it shall be the duty of the Health Officer to exercise a general sanitary control over the health of the city; to report all nuisances to the Board of Health, with such suggestions as will be best calculated to remedy the same. Section II. It shall be his duty to vaccinate all persons not otherwise provided for, when called upon so to do. Section III. It shall be the duty of said officer to attend all cases of small-pox or other contagious diseases occurring within the limits of this city and report the same to the Board of Health, and adopt such means of seclusion by public notice or otherwise, as in his judgment he may think proper, to prevent the spread, of such contagious or infectious diseases. Section IV. It shall be the duty, furthermore, of said officer to require all Physicians of this city to report to him such cases of small-p...