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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 11 January 1849
NniiCK, M 1 K VI ti« day adiui't' d Mr.'la. 1 it '..r- . onl Mr I • a Me.,.i» ::»!&lt;&gt; e».|.»riiier- j •fi p, tT •i e ;ur *r of &lt;*• iclmg • jf«"»»**rat oi.|K&gt;rt i g., • jt»bf n: tn J ' n - u**m, un&lt;i.: tlu* t..iu aui ; • • vl" '"»i a o, at tin-..- w on ! V .k' . I, t Ml I.LI'S Sl IJOW AKl&gt;. isas J *t&lt;*i*ro, Jan) I, 1-49. '-d notice" AT'HJ.b* nt \ :blr auction, at the auction room j \ } of Ward &amp; th in &gt;an h'raiu i-ro. on the 3i j city of Ffbruary, i n Anier.rjn 44 S»nr :im&lt;, a f»0 va:a iot iirnr t'.e nd» inee -»f Mr Mfrrd 1 .- ; for particular*, aj»p y to H ram (■.iinra, .u liquid t.ou. ~r the Ule firm of K. At II &lt;«rn»iea, or to &gt;| VV. M S.Ml'J'll, Auctioneer. $an Franci«co, Jany. 1, I-tf COPARTNKItSIIIP NOTK K. rpllE undersigned \ r*ve t nUred into t co-partne'* ll f ' X i'or ii.a nt.&lt;.a ol a (it-ueral and C«nwn'»» *• 1 , buainrsss, umi'-r t...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 11 January 1849
Cross, Hobson &amp; Co. XlTl'li for *alellie eirgaof the acllt. (J.'Cj,hounJ l_) iioni &lt;-owa«si.ng of HramJy hi casaa Champagne aupai'»f quality Claret Sherry Wine in casks Pork Cigars Quinine IrtOO lbs sugar is Imym liuyaquil halt Blankets Wooien clothing Beads Prints Pillows, red Printed cotton hu kfa Cordovan boot® Mla&lt; k silk hdkl'a Cutle: / Scanted ioap Jewelry SpOOUS Saidlllt k "oil* powdera llrowu linen drill" ; alpaca poncho* ; (fold balance.; rruw bar., mid a g"al vane Mr of otliar articled The balaree of lII* oargoaa of ships Virginia am' I'uJinr, ron*:«lii &gt;K »• ~ , ... 4 Cotton*, grey and white ; blue and brown drills; ma? ruera' atripea ; roll on duck; blue nankeen; bobbin thread ■ prated welts (Testing*' ; luen damask ; lastm,« broaJ rU.llli i cammere-s ; bare e e shawls new , U V ■ 1,.10b &amp; bonnet ribtwna ; flour; rice; cocoa ; !, «• black and green ; Parte snuff; aup'r chewing tobacp'o; Hav'a cigara ; French praaer...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 11 January 1849
NEW GOODS. JCsT arrived and now lancing from the ling Tepie. lli« loUawmg eseortiuent of new goods, »ii : |*iiik prints, strped lick", bleached caudle wick iiiouj.'liiii dt laiur. black satlreM, biaek selveieens, blue do, bro. do 01 'I nb d tmitiwii! IUCDfI w lute ili'Tino pnuls, whu br»wn coltun aiiiite, womin'i marbla ■ nti gray nose, do fancy col'd hose, hand &gt;»w taper*, mill i&gt;w ben. Jtyle, nails, weighing machine, pooclios, cheet and T hinges. ca»k .hoeniaaer* ware. haniUH-rx, liand vices, colTi't nulls, flour, syrup, bread, tin spoons, shoes, batidas, liraiidy, port, aborted fruits, spun ban,1,111,, hdkte, Unu sh»»ls, ludia rubber hract a. reel and i&gt;keiu cotton, navy and two blue prints, chrome prints, (f'een stripe prints, white quilting, printed satteejiP. India jeans, vest »hapea,meu'e brown cotton half liose. regatfa shirts. white do. hoes, mill nwi, scutsora, ImiWu'r's and cook kuins. pen and pocket do, eulor's am' i" rlk JUI 'aiors, pear...
PROSPECTUS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
PROSPECTUS. Will bo published bv the subscribers, on Thursday, January 4, I&amp;4W, at Sun Francisco, I t'ulila., the lirst lumber ol a weekly newspaper, entitled. "ALTA CALIFORNIA." Said paper will be of the size of the present "Star and Calilorniiiu," and will be devoted to the interests of the inhabitants of Upper California. It will contain the •current news of the day, and a general synopsis of polilieal. commercial and literary intelligence. ltscolr nits will always be open to contributors, and to the jaii- discussion of every question of public importance. The typographical appearance of the paper will he as great an improvement as is possible on that of its predecessors, and should it meet with a patronage com* inensurate to the efforts put forth to deserve tlie public good will, it is the intention of the publishers to enlarge il and print it 011 new type. The publishers assure subscribers that the publication of the 44 Alta California" will Ue regular and continued...
LATE FOREIGN NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
LATE FOREIGN NEWS. From the European Times, Sept. 18. England. At length the protracted session of Parliament has been brought to a close. The Queen on Tuesday prorouged teh two Houses in person by a speech from the throne, recapitulating the chief events of the session, and immediately took her departure for Scotland. The Parliament stands prorogued to the 2d day of November next. Thus has terminuied a session of nearly ten months' duration. With a view to expedite the business of the House in future, a committee of the House of Commons has been sitting, and has examined M. Guizot with reference to the practice in France, and also Mr. Curtis, of New York, four years a member of Congress. The improved aspect, which we noticed in our last as having manifested itself in commercial circles, has not abated during the fortnight. At the same time the markets for Colonial produce are not active ; and, as large supplies are brought forward, holders, in order to realize, arc obliged to accep...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
OFFICIAL 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 plighted faith to 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 transgression, under the combined suffering of disease, famine and exposure io un inclement winter; and that many of said deserters, truly repenting their rash and ill-judged act of desertion, would return to their ailegiance and their ships, but lor 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 confidence in my clemency and forbearance. THO'S AP.C. JONES, Commander in Chief, U. S. Naval Forces, Pacific Ocean. San ...
TUT KETtIIV W AVf [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
THE RETURN WAVE. We find in a copy of the Baltimore Sun of Sept. 20, 1848, the first notice of the reception in the United States of the news of the discovery of extensive gold mines in California. We extract the entire article, as follows: The Union notices the arrival in Washington on Satnrdav evening, from California, of Mr. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, (the grandson of Commodore Truxton,) a passed midshipman. He is just from Commodore Jones' squadron, and he has performed the most rapid journey that has ever been known Irom the Pacific to Washington. The Union says. He left Commodore Jones at La Paz on thn 1st of August, came by Mazatllan and arrived at the Port of San Blas on the 10th, and pushed his way by horses and mules across the country to the city of Mexico, where he arrived on the 17th. He was detained by Mr. Clifford three days for dispatches, and in 48 hours passed from Mexico to Vera Cruz, about 275 miles. sleeping not more than ten minutes at a time. From Vera Cruz, he ...
THE SLAVERY QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
THE SLAVERY QUESTION. ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1849. We extract the following paragraph from the Message of President Polk to Congress on the occasion of his signing the bill providing a territorial government for Oregon: " And it is because the provisions of this bill are not inconsistent with the terms of the Missouri Compromise, if extended from the Rio Grande to the Pacific ocean, that I have not felt at liberty to withhold my sanction. Had it embraced territories south of that compromise, the question presented for my consideration would have been of a far different character, and my action upon it must have corresponded with my convictions." We sincerely trust that the question of slavery will not interfere with the action of Congress, or the President, in regard to a territorial Government for California. It would be a source of regret to every citizen of the Territory if such a cause should prevent us from receiving the government we so much need. T...
COL. BUN I ON'S! LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
COL. BENTON'S LETTER. In the main, the letter of Col. Benton, which we published last week, is a well meaning document, but he has evidently mistaken the calibre of the community he was addressing. It certainly must he esteemed as a most particular favor by the citizens of California, that he has extended to them his patronage; and the paternal solicitude for our welfare which he exhibits does credit to his intelligence and humanity. His personal attacks upon distinguished army officers are in bad taste, and by many will be considered unjust. His recommendations to the people of this country, although partaking strongly of the tone which a pedagogue may be supposed to assume toward a pupil, are substantially what the citizens are now acting on; and with the sanction of his great name it is to be hoped that the cause of Provisional Goveminent will not be allowed to retrograde. The Indians. — In another column will be found a letter from a correspondent at Sacramento City, detailing t...
AN INDIAN FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
AN INDIAN FIGHT. We learn verbally that a man named James M. Vail, a discharged volunteer of the 1st N. Y. Regt., and who was attached to Capt. Shannon's company of miners, is supposed to have been taken prisoner by the Indians, and fears are entertained that he has been murdered. It appears that a few mornings after the party reached Weaver's creek, Vail went out to fell trees for building a log house. As he did not return that night, a party went in pursuit of him the next day, but discovered no trace of him. The following day the search was continued, the party discovering the smoking ruins of a large rancheria, and finding tracks of shoes, among others, going farther into the mountains. This trail was followed without success, the party overtaking and killing one indian. It is supposed that the Indians have murdered Vail, and fearing the consequences, have burned their wigwams and retired into the mountains. It is barely possible, however, from the shoe tracks, that they may hav...
r TOWN COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
TOWN COUNCIL. Monday Evening, Jan'y 15th, 1849. The Town Council held their regular meeting at the Public Institute; present, Messrs. Howard, Hubbard, Parker, Roach, and Townsend. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. At the suggestion of Mr. Roach, the petition signed by W. H. Davis and other citizens relative to the granting of a lot to Dr. Poett, for the purpose of erecting a Hospital thereon, and which was laid over from the previous meeting was again read, on motion of Mr. Parker, a committee of three were appointed to act thereon and report at the next regular meeting. Messrs. Harris, Parker, and Townsend committee. The clerk then reported that he was unable to obtain the books and papers from the clerk of the former Council. On motion of Mr. Roach, Dr. Townsend, President of this Council, was requested to apply to the proper authority for the books and papers belonging to the town. On motion of Mr. Parker, the election held at this house this day, (Monday, 1...
Towy cou.rciL [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
Town Council San Francisco, Jan'y 16th 1848. The Council of the town of San Francisco, elected on the 15th of January, 1849, according to order of the old Council, convened at the Public Institute on Tuesday, at 7 o'clock P. M. The members preaent were Messrs. L. Everhart, D. Starks, C. E. Wetmore, and J. Sirrine. Mr. J. Sirrine being duly elected as President of the meeting, M. L. Callender was appointed Secretary pro tem. The following resolutions were presented to the Council by Mr. Everhart, and adopted. Resolved, that the Council proceed to the immediate election of a Town Treasurer, whose duty it shall be to receive, safely keep, and disburse all moneys belonging to the town, according to the order of the Council. Resolved, that the name of A. J. Ellis be confirmed by the Council of San Francisco, as Treasurer of the town. Upon motion the Council adjourned to meet at the Public Institute on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock P. M. M. L. CALLENDER, Sec'y of Town Council.
ELECTION RETURN. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
ELECTION RETURN. I hereby certify that the following names were returned as elected, by the Judges and Inspectors of election held on the fifteenth day of January instant, for members of the Town Council of San Francisco, for the year one thousand eight hundred, and forty nine, namely: Stephen C. Harris, Lazarus Everhart, Stephen A. Wright, Daniel Starks, Isaac Montgomery, John Sirrine, and C. E Wetmore. The whole number of votes polled were ninety five, and the votes stood as follows: Stephen C. Harris received 86 votes. Lazarus Everhart, " 84 " Stephen A. Wright " 83 " Daniel Starks " 81 " Isaac Montgomery " 80 " John Sirrine, " 73 " C. E. Wetmore " 68 " Scattering " 53 " M. L. CALLENDER, Clerk of Town Council. San Francisco, Jan. 17th, 1849,
Ton.ycuu.yciL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
Town Council. San Francisco, Jan'y 16, 1849 Present. W. S. Clark, E. P. Jones, B. Mowrey, and B. R. Buckelew. The meeting was convened for the purpose of receiving the report of the Inspectors and Judges of the election held on the 15th of Jan'y, instant, for the election of seven persons for Town Council for the year 1849. The report was opened, and after being rend and examined, it was, on motion, Resolved, that the report of the election be received and approved. Resolved, that the Clerk make out a certificate to each member. The following resolution was then offered and passed, Whereas, it is represented to the members of the Town Council of San Francisco for the year 1848, by the Alcalde of the district and town of San Francisco, that the only source of revenue for the liquidation of debts of the town, and the payment of the current expenses of the town nuder the resolutions of the Town Council, relating to clerk hire for the Alcalde, and constable's salary, and also the paymen...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALTA CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALTA CALIFORNIA San Francisco, Jan'y 17, 1848. Sir: — lt is with deep regret that we behold the citizens and voters of this place arrayed in parties against each other's interests, contrary to order and pure republican principles, eapecially in regard to the nomination and election of a Town Council for this town. And, although we have been elected twice, viz: on the 27th of Dec., 1848, and 15th of this month, as members of a Town Council; yet considering that aoine-' thing is wrong respecting both elections, we must decline serving with either parties elected, and are fully convinced the aubject ought to come again before the public. And until it does, we shall decline serving the public as Town Councilmen, desiring that in all future elections held here, pure principles not men and petty squabbles shall be the motive power of such eletions. Being the friends of truth and virtue, and desiring the prosperity of this town, We beg to subscribe ourselves Yours, &am...
TOurkctK. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
Markets. A general decline in alI articles of traffic in evident, if we except lumber, which is still in as great demand as ever. California boards have been sold at $150 per M: and shingles at $16 per M. Flour we quote at $14 per cwt. Pork do 30 " bbl. Beef do 18 " " Gold Dust we quote at $13 a $14.50, and little offered.
MARINE JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 18 January 1849
MARINE JOURNAL. Port of San Francisco, ARRIVED. Jany. 11th, Peru brig Susanna, Girondeau master, . from Callao, with cargo to Finley, . Johnson &amp; Co. and to the passengers. . " Ch brigantine Matilda, Jones master, . from Guayaquil, with cargo to master. . " " sch Jackin, G. Norman master, from . Acapulco, with carga and specie to . Bawden &amp; Co. . 14th, Am bark Minerva, Perry master, 48 days . from Valparaiso, with cargo to the mas- . ter, Dickson &amp; Hay, and others. . " Rus bark Prince Menshinoff, Rudakoff . master, 12 days from Sitka, general . merchandise to Starkey, Janion &amp; Co. . SAILED. . 16th, Am brigantine Henry, Hoyer master, . Monterey and San Pedro. . MEMORANDA. The American bark Minerva, Chilean ship Mercedes, and British bark Janet, are laid on for Columbia river, to sail with despatch. The American brig Eveline is to sail for Monterey and the Sandwich Islands, on or about the 25th inst. The Chilean brigantine Jackson is to ...