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POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
POET RY. THE WROLD AS IT IS. This world after all is a great deal better than we give it credit for. There is more of kindness, friendship and than philosophers are willing to allow. We like ihese verses. Tins world i? not ?&lt;"&gt; bad a world As some would like to make it ; Though whether good or whether bad ; Depends on how we take it. For if •■ - ,md fret ail clay, From dewy morn till even ; This world will ne'er afford to man A foretaste acre of heaven. This world in truth's as good a world As e'er was known to any, Who have not seen another yet, And these are very many And if the men and women too ; Have plenty of employment, Those surely must be hard to please Who connot find enjoyment. This world is quite a clever world, In rain or pleasant weather, If people would but learn to liveIn harmony together. Nor seek to burst the kindly bond F»y ' c and peace cemented, And Icrn that best of lessons yet, Always to be contented. Then were the world a pleasant world,...
No. 4.—Septembr 12. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
No. 4. — Septembr 12. About the time the foregoing proclamation was issued two young men, Mr. T. Cowie and Mr. Fowler, who lived in the neighborhood, started to go to the Bodega ; on their way they were discovered by a small party of Californias, under command of one Padilla, and taken prisoners ; they were kept as prisoners for one day and a half, and then tied to trees and cut to pieces in the most brutal manner, a Californian, known as four fingered Jack, has been since captured, and gives the following account of that horrible scene : — The party after keeping the prisoners a day or two, tied them to trees, then stoned them, one of them had his jaw broken, a riata (rope) was made fast to the broken bone and the jaw dragged out, they were then cut up, a small piece at a time, and the pieces thrown at them, or crammed in their throats, and they were eventually despatched by cutting out their bowels. Fortunately for humanity, those cold blooded savage marderd were soon put to an en...
(From the Flag of our Union.) ATHENAIS [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
(From the Flag of our Union.) ATHENAIS BY FRANCES S. OSGOOD. CHAPTER I. In her utmost lightness there is truth — and often she speaks lightly ; And she has a graco in being — which inournors even approve ; ■■ . . For the root of some grave earnest thought is understruck so rightly, vbks&amp; As to justify, the foliage and the waving flowers übovoi r E. , B. a btt. (What could he wish for moVe ? Tho girl was grace ful, high-bred] intellectual, and singularly beautiful, and yet Mr. Sydney Hazard was not satisfied ; only because his kind uncle had chosen for him, instead of allowing him the right of judging for himself; and therei in did Mr. Sydney Hazard's uncle show himself an exceedingly impolitic and injudicious old gentleman. He should have let the wayward youth alone, and ten to one. he would have fallen desperately in lovo with the very being whom he now vowed ho would not so much as look at — because he was sure beforehand that she would not please him. The truth is, Sy...
TO ATHENAIS [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
TO ATHENAIS A pilgrim here — with waiting heart— I've passed by many a blooming shrine, And some were wrought with rarest art, And some were touched by light divine. Why won they not the gift — the prayer ? My soul wouM fain have worshipped there — But something whispered still — ' Beware I 1I 1 Not THBSt are thine, Thai dream resign ! Nor thus profane the appointed hour When blooms for thee thy promised flower ? And calmly then I went my way ; Too Sacred glowed the fire I nursed, To blend with any but the ray, The one dear ray — the last — the first — The only one, reserved to share My path below — its joy — its care — And that sweet life in Aiden, where Each radiant dream, That lends its gleam, A glimpse of Heaven our earth to give, Will take its own bright shape— and lire! Speak, lady, did I wait in vain — In vain reserve the sacred fire ? Must love, beneath thy far disdain, Make of this heart his funeral pyre I A soft light dawns upon my way — A flower unfolds, mv steps to stay ...
From the London Times, Juh; 6th. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
From the London Times, July 6th. We have at length received the Mexican accounts of the late collision with the American forces on the Rio Grande, and it is satisfactory to find that no attempt has been made to disguise from the people of Mexico the fact that they have sustained a severe defeat, and that their armies are wholly unable to carry on the war with any hope of success. The blockade o£Tampico, Vera Cruz, and other Atlantic ports, appears^ have been conducted with due consideration to neutral interests by the American Commodore Conner, and to be supported by a sufficient force. That officer has under his command the Cumberland, Raritan, Potomac, John Adams, SomSt. Mary's, and the steamships Mississippi and Princeton. It remains however, to be seen whether he will venture to attack St. Juan dc Ulloa. which is at all times an opperation of great difficulty and danger, from the sudden northern gales which expose a squadron to iction on the reefs that protect the fortifications...
MISCELLANY. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
MI SC ELL AN Y. Judicial Dignity. — The following conversation is said to have passed between a venerable old lady ar;d a certain presiding jodge in Thiadearned functi ur| was supported on his right and left' by his worthy associates, when Mrs. P. was called to give evidence. "Take off yonr bonnet madam." " I had rather not, sir" t- Zounds and brimstone, madam, take offyour bonnet, I say." "In public assemblies, sir women generally cover their heads. Such, lam sure is the custom elaewnere, and therefore, I will not take off my bonnet." "Do you hear that, gentlemen ? SUe pretends to know more about these matters than the judge hims Had you not better madam come and take a seat on the bench ?" " No, Sir, I thank you, for I really think there aro old women enough there already." A Coojtf.tte. — When I hear of a coquette's marriage, says Ritcher, 1 am reminded of the doge's custom of marrying Venice to the sea, which, spite of the ceremony, is as free to all flags as before. 'Gin me a k...
MILITARY DESPOTISM. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
MILITARY DESPOTISM. Wo hear much of military despotism. There is no form of government, which has more horrors, or sound more harsh loan American. i ; From our infancy, *c have been accustonied to look to the ballot box as the lust resort for redress of grievances. The privilege of asking, or petitioning our rulers to do any particular thing, is set forth in the constitution, and has never been denied, even to the humblest American citizen. An American who believes there exists a real grievance his FIRST thought is to petition, them to remonstrate, and when every ether remedy fails, be sets to work to correct the evil it the ballot box, but he never thinks of RESISTANCE, and why ? Because be has been tought from boyhood that he is one of the governors of the land ; there is nothing beyond his reach. The President is his servant and not his master. The Commanding General, must do his bidding. " He is the law." He is the government. It is contrary to the first principle of nature, for...
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT Monterey, 24th May, 1847 Arrival of the U. S. Ship Dale, Lt. Comd'g, Lard, 55 days from Panama -- no papers but the following : -- Deaths -- Commodore J. B. Nicolson ; Com. C Wetmore. Lieutenants; L. G. Keith ; W. B. Barely ; G. M. Bache, lost in the brig Washington, and Charles W. Morris, killed at Tabasco, Pursers; T. B Bruse; R. R. Wajdron, A. D. Crosby and Past Midmen ; H. A. Clemon ; J. R. Hynsen, lost in the brig Somers. Resignations -- R. C. Cogdell, and H. L. Chipman. Lieutenants. Dismissed -- Lieut. J. W. Ross. Restored to duty -- Capt. P. F. Vorrhus. Crazy -- Capt. Andrew Fitzhugh. Promotions -- To Lieutenants ; H. P. Robertson , J. N. Brown ; R. D. Izard ; N. Collins and J. L. »Vorden. ; To Surgeon ; Past Ast. Snrn R. Woodwoith. Appointments -- To Pursers ; H. Wilson; Edward D. Reynolds, and Levi D Slamm. To Ast. Surgeon , R. T. Mason, and Jos. Huntingdon. Dec. 29th 1846. -- U.S. Ships Saratoga, Comder. J. Shubrick, arrived at Norflolk, 51 days from...
POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
POLICE COURT. Wednesday, June 2d, 18 47 Mathews vs. Richardson. Complained before the Court that defendant had loosed the plaintiffs horse, took him to the mill and fed htm, from which place the horse was lost. Suit for value of horse. The Court decided that as the horse was lost in the District of Santa Clara, the Court here had not Jurisdiction, and therefore took recognisance of both to appear before the Alcalde at Santa Clara, under a penalty of fifty dollars
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. Arrived -- June 1st. Brigantine Commodore Stockton, Young, Master, from Bodega, with Lumber to W. A. Leidesdorff. The French Corvette, "Heroine," three years and two months out, dropped in at Sousalita for water, on Tuesday last. We should be glad to see her and her officers on this side of the Bay; but we understand that she will sail for France as soon as she gets her supply of water.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
CASH FOR LABOR! ! TWO practical Farmers who can use the SCYTHE, can find constant employment at Francisca, by applying to DAVID A. DAVIS, Agent. Francisca. June 4th 1847. 3-d NOTICE. Is hereby given, that the GOATS on YERBA BUENA or WOOD ISLAND, are the property of the Undersigned. Any encroachments therefore upon our rights either by shooting or taking away said GOATS will be considered a robery, and treated as such. N. SPEAR. J. FULLER. San Francisco, June 5, 1847. 3-m A plan of the City of FRANCISCA. may be seen at the Office of the " Californian." Persons wishing to purchase Lots at private Sale, can now have an opportunity of doing so, by applying to R. SEMPLE, Californian Office. San Francisco, June 5th, 1847. BRICKS. ROBERT A PARKER, will have in a few days FIFTY TOHUSAND BRICKS, which he offers for Sale on reasonable terms. San Fracisco June 5th 1847. 3-y Single copies of the Californian can be had at the office. Price 12 1-2 cents.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
Shingling a House. — The now "reformed (armor' 1 had fallen almost asleep, it being nearly midnight, when he heard the landlord's wife say :—: — " I wish that man would go home, if he's got one to go to." 'Hush, hush!' .says the landlord, "he'll call fqr something else directly.'' " I wish he would make haste about it then, for it jfl tnno every honest person was abed," said the wife. " He's taking the shingles off of his house and putting them on ours," says the landlord. At this James bcga;i to come to his right senses, and commenced rubbing his eyes, and stretching himsell as if lust awoke, saying, 4&lt; I believe I'll g&lt;&gt;." i: Don't be. in a hurry, James," said the landlord. "Oh yes, I must go," says James," — " good night ;*' and on" he started. After an absence of some time, the landlord met and accosted him — " J lallo, Jnn why ain't you been down to sec us f " "Why," says James, "I HAD TAKEN BUINGLES ENOUGH OFF .MY HOUSE, ANO IT BEGAN TO LEAK ! ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
FERRY AT FRANCISCA. Persons wishing to pass the Bay of SAN FRANCISCO will hereafter find a good substantial FERRY BOAT at the STRAITS OF CARQUINEZ. There is a good level road from the Mission of Santa Clara by the Mission of San Jose and Amndor's Ranch, distance fifty miles ; from Francisca to Sonoma twenty-five miles from Francisca to New Helvetia fifty miles. It will be perceived that this is the nearest, and much the best road from Santa Clara to .New Helvetia, and from Santa Cruz to Bodega. RATES OF FERRIAGE. For crossing a man and horse. $1 00 " " horses, each, 1 00 " " footman, 0 50 R. SEMPLE, Proprietor. BROWN 'S HOTEL . The Subscriber returns his most sincere thanks for the liberal patrionage he has received, and hopes to merit a continuance of the public favors, by an assiduous attention to busim His bar is furnished with the best of LIQUORS, and his table is furnished with the best the market can ful. His rooms are as welI rurnisbed as the circumstances of the country will...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
GREAT SALE OF CITY LOTS. On THURSDAY, the 24th of JUNE 1847, the Lou mthoC.ty of FRANCISCA, will beoffered lor Sale, on the premises, to the highest bidder. A complete map of the City may be seen at Mr. O. Parrel's office in Yerba Btien«,Bnd at trancisca. The Streets are eighty leet wide, th« Alleys twenty feet wide, and the Lots FITY YARDS FKONT&amp; FORTY YARDS HACK. The whole City comprises five s'ju.arc miles. TERMS. On all .sums over one hundred dollars, ono ball cash ; one fourth in one year ; and one fourth in two years,from th^day of Sale. Twenty-five per ceni deduction will be made in favor of those who improve and settle in the city within the first year, to bu allowed on the last payment. FRANCISCA is .situated at the Straits oi Carqui ne/, on the North side of the Bay of San Francisco, about thirty miles from the mouth oi the Bay. and at the head of Ship Navigation. That portion ol the Hay knovvn as the Suisun, liea between Francisea and the mouth of the Sacramen...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 5 June 1847
eighteen months ; the purchaser giving approved runty bearing the ; interest of 10 per cent per anm n , from the day of Sale. • Other conditions made known on or before trie &lt;\ VI of Sale. The Site of the town of San Francisco \i known by all navigators and .Mercantile men, Sc . mutinied with the subject, to be the most COM. MANDING COMMKRCIAL POSITION on i|« enure western Coast of the Pacific Ocean, and tfe Town itself is no doubt, destined to btco t| !( , COMMERCIAL KMPOHU i of tl.ewes.lcrn q, of the North American continent, The Property offered for Sale, h the most valuable in, or l)o!on ? i n g to the Town, and the acquisition of it, w an '.! ijt( . of deep interest to all mercantile Houses in (Jn}j. forni i and elsewhere, engaged in the cornrrit.-rce of the Pacific. EDWIN liU YAM, Alcalde and Chief Mag • ■ Town and District of San F runnier/,. San Francisco, Upper California, March IG. 1817. Given at Monterey, Capital of California, this Ti &lt;U ? of April ...
POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 June 1847
POST OFFICE. The Governor has established a Mail from this place to San Diego, twice a month. The office of the Quarter Master at the several points at which troops are stationed, is the POST OFFICE. Persons having letters to send will leave them there, and enquire there for letters and papers. On the North side, there being no Mail, we send our papers to W. W. Scott, at Sonoma. David A. Davis, at Francisca. Capt. J. A. Sutter, at New Helvetia. John Williams, at Upper Sacramento. William Gordon, at Cash Creek.