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Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
BUSINESS CARDS. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, Zinc Building on J street, Wholesale Dealer in Groceries, Provisons, Liquors, Dry Goods, &amp;c. 37tf PRETTYMAN, BARROLL &amp; CO., Auction and Commission Merchants, On K street, near Second. Always on hand, a general assortmont of Provisions for miners. Sacramento City, Jan. 22, 1850. 37 6t* SURVEYING. ANDREW J. BINNEY, CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. Office K st. between 2d and 3d, over the Morris House. Surveying, in its various branches, Mapping, Draughting, Sketching, and every description of Drawing promptly attended to. 38tf WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, Zinc Building, on J street, Auction and Commission Merchant, Will attend promptly to the sale of all kinds of merchandise as well as real estate. Regular sales every Monday morning, commencing at the beat of the drum. Liberal cash advances made on goods left on consignment for public or private sale. 37tf J. B. OSBORN, } San Francisco. J. SHERWOOD, SAMUEL BRANNAN, } Sacramento city. S. B...
LEGISLATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
LEGISLATIVE. The Post Office Business. — The following resolutions were offered in the Senate by Mr. Chamberlain : Whereas, Serious delays, losses and inconveniences to the people of the State of California have constantly occurred during the entire last summer, in consequence of the most reprehensible manner in which the mails to and from the States have been managed, which losses and delays affect not only the people of California, but of the Union: and whereas the causes which operate so seriously pertain either to the management of the Post Office department on both sides of the continent, or to the mail contractors engaged in the Pacific Mail Steam Line, or probably to both : Therefore, be it Resolved, That to submit longer to a grievance of such magnitude, while there is a source of reform to appeal to, which is competent to right the wrong, would not only be criminal in ourselves, as the representatives of the people of California, but unjust to the people of the other States...
From tht Alta California GRAND BALL AT SONOMA. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
From the Alta California. GRAND BALL AT SONOMA. Newport has her fancy balls, Saratoga has her's tambien, and the papers are filled with glowing and elaborate descriptions of the costumes of the ladies and gentlemen " who graced the occasion by their presence." California is not behind the time ; there has been a grand ball at Sonoma of which we have received the following graphic report, which we publish, by particular request, verbatim, et literatim, et punctuatim : Sonoma January A D 1850 A grand Ball was given on the 1st of Jan'y At the Red Lion Hotel by the Citizens of Sonoma. It was well attended, by all the grace &amp; Fashion of the Town &amp; Surrounding Country. The Hall was beautifully Decorated under the superintendence of Mr. C. H. Bartlett and the Orchestra was occupied By Five Magnificent Musicians from the Town of Benecia. Miss S—h With a neat plain white dress and coral wreath, might be considered by some the Belle of the evening. Miss B—s However wit...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
Notice to Squatters. All persons are hereby cautioned not to settle without my permission, on any land of mine in this territory : said land is bounded as folllows ; commencing on the north in latitude thirty-nine degrees, thirty-three minutes and forty-five seconds, at a point on the east bank of the Sacramento river, running thence east three leagues beyond Feather river, thence south to latitude thirty-eight degrees forty-one minutes and thirty-two seconds, thence west to said Sacramento river, thence up and along the course of said sacramento river, to its intersection with Feather river, thence in a westerly direction up and along the course of said Sacramento river to the place of beginning excepting a certain tract, included in the above, lying on the east side of said Sacramento river, bounded on the north by latitude thirty-nine degrees, one minute and forty-five seconds, and on the south by the American Fork, granted by the republic of Mexico to one Elias Grimes. 35 tf JOH...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE. MRS. A. P. PETIT takes this method of informing the citizens of Sacramento City and others visiting the city, that on Monday the 24th inst. she will open a Private Boarding House on L street, between Front and 2d streets; next door to the store of S. Brannan &amp; Co. A few gentlemen with their wives, or single gentlemen can be accommodated with furnished rooms and good board, on reasonable terms. Her table will always be supplied with the best and choicest the market affords. Mrs. Petit flatters herself that as her house was built expressly for a private Boarding House and its location being in a desirable and pleasant part of the city, that she can hold out greater inducements in the way of comfort than can be found elsewhere. 33 9t* NOTICE. The undersigned take this method of informing the public that the new town of Marysville, at the mouth of Yuba River, formerly known as Nye's Ranch, is now undergoing survey, and the lots will be offered for sal...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 February 1850
A. P. PETIT, Contractor and Builder, Is now ready to receive and make out specifications and plans for buildings of all kinds. He will also furnish materials necessary for the erection of all kinds of buildings. Stores, bar rooms, &amp;c. fitted up neatly at short notice. He has also a general assortment of four panneled inch-and-a-half doors, with and without mouldings; and other sash for windows, glazed and unglazed; can be found at his residence on L street, next to the store of S. Brannan &amp; Co. 34 tf NOTICE. The subscriber offers for sale at Sutter (late Sutterville,) the fol*owing articles, viz : 10,000 lbs. Pumpkins and Squashes, A large lot of Corn, do. do. Potatoes, Fresh Beef, and a general assortment of Provisions, on accommodating terms. M. WELLS. Sutter, Dec. 7, 1849. 31 tf BUSINESS NOTICE. After the first day of December next, the cash system will he rigidly followed at the Alta *alifornia office. All subscriptions to the paper, and all advertisement...
ALL ABOUT 'HER.' [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
ALL ABOUT 'HER.' Yes, she was lovely, she was fair, As mild as summer even ; An angel form, a spirit bright, A star that dropped from heaven. Well, she was. And oh ! those bright and lustrous orbs, That beamed with holy fire — Those auburn curls, that lovely brow, None, none could but admire ! Well, they could n't. And oh ! that light and graceful form, So like a beauteous fairy — (Perhaps we 'd best leave out the ' f,' And then it would be airy.) Well, it would. I knelt before her, and I swore I 'd have one burning kiss. She said—" Go wash your face before You can enjoy such bliss." Well, she did. I swore she was an angel, too, Who 'd fallen from the sky. She cried—" Oh for a pair of wings, Once more to soar on high !" I vow she did. " What, what !" I cried, " and would you thus A lover true desert ?" "Oh heavens!" she cried, "the clothes-line's broke ! There goes my brother's shirt !" Well she did— ka-*i-o !
A BILL [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
A BILL TO INCORPORATE SACRAMENTO CITY. The people of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Section 1. All that tract of land lying within the limits and boundaries hereinafter mentioned, that is to say : Beginning; at the junction of the American Fork with the Sacramento river ; thence down said Sacramento river to Y street, as designated on the map or plan of Sacramento City, on file in the Recorder's office in said city ; thence along said Y street east to the point where said Y street intersects ThirtyFirst street, as designated on said map ; thence along the said Thirty-First street until the same intersects the American Fork; thence along the American Fork to the place of beginning; the said boundaries extending to the middle of said Sacramento river and American Fork, shall henceforth be known by the name of Sacramento City. Sec. 2. For the government of said city there shall be a Mayor, Recorder and Council, to consist of nine memb...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
The Land Title Question.—We had hoped to publish a communication this morning which we think throws the proper light upon this question. The lengthy quotations from competent authorities, which the author has brought to bear upon the subject, and the late day at which it was received, preclude the possibility of its appearance to-day. We shall publish it with pleasure in our next.
THE LEVEE. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
THE LEVEE. The Committee of Eleven appointed last week to employ an Engineer to make surveys and estimates in regard to the Levee, called another meeting, which took place at 11 o'clock on Monday morning, at the office of Messrs. Priest, Lee &amp; Co., Barton Lee, Esq. in the chair, and C. W. Coote, Secretary. Harding Bigelow, Esq. introduced H. P. Woodworth, Esq. who had made a reconnoisance when the water was at the highest point, and who read to the meeting an estimate he had made of the number of cubic yards of embankment requisite to protect the city from future inundations. The total amount of cubic yards required (commencing at Sutter's Slough) is 50,874. Mr. Woodworth adds to his memoranda : "From the above examination and estimates, it will be seen that Sacramento City can be easily protected against inundations, and that, too, at comparatively small expense.'' On motion of Major Snyder, a committee was appointed to wait upon the City Council relative to this subjec...
THE CITY CHARTER. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
THE CITY CHARTER. The Charter (the first that has been enacted in California) will be found upon our first page, and as it is the law by which we are to be governed, every citizen should be familiar with its provisions. The President of the City Council has not received the Charter officially, hence the day of election is not yet fixed upon. As the document was printed on the 22d of January (we cannot ascertain when it was signed by the Governor) the election must take place about the 25th inst.
Arrival of Ihe Unicorn at San Francisco.— [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
Arrival of Ihe Unicorn at San Francisco. — The U. S. P. M. steamship Unicorn, Capt. Porter, arrived at San Francisco on Tuesday last, having left Panama on the 11th ult. She brought 160 passengers, but no later dates from the States. The accident to the Crescent City is confirmed. The cross tail and other parts of the engine broke with a loud crash on the 16th December, three days out from New York. About all the passengers had arrived at Panama on sailing vessels. The Unicorn will leave for Panama on the 16th inst. ☞ The past week has thrown upon our table a large number of communications on the squatter and other questions. We agree with the authors that they should be published. The "anxious public" is looking for them with all the eagerness manifested in the first demonstrations of a gold hunter. They are of considerable interest to us also, ($4 per square,) and the moment the terms hinted at upon the outside of this paper are complied with we shall lay the documents before our ...
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAILROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAILROAD. NO. 11. Sacramento City. Jan. 28, 1850. To the Editor of the Placer Times : Sir — The importance of the great projected Railroad is so stupendous, that it is hoped some farther remarks in relation to it may not prove unacceptable to any friend of California ; and I therefore respectfully propose, through your columns, and those of every paper in the State, favorably inclined towards the work, to offer, occasionally, to my fellowcitizens, some of my humble views on the subject. As early as 1803, President Jefferson sent Lewis and Clarke to explore a route connecting the navigable water of the Missouri with that of the Columbia. In 1817, (or earlier) Col. Benton wrote some able articles on the importance of rendering that route practically available. In 1836, Judge Beardsley, in the Senate of New York, spoke of the great advantages and feasibility of a Railroad across the Rocky mountains. During the same year, and without any knowledge that such a Railro...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
☞ At a meeting ol the President and Council of Sacramento City, held on Saturday, the 2d inst at the Gordon House, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That the City Council of Sacramento City return their most grateful acknowledgments to His Excellency, Governor Peter H. Burnett, and Albert Priest, Esq. for their liberal donation of One Thousand Dollars each, for the relief of the sick and destitute poor of this community. Resolved, That this and the foregoing resolution be published, and that the Secretary also communicate in writing, to Gov. Burnett and Albert Priest, Esq. the grateful sense of the City Council for the liberal aid they have tendered in alleviating the distresses of this community. A true copy from the minutes. JNO. LACROZE, Secretary pro tem. ☞ We are authorized to announce the name of T. O. SELBY as a candidate for Sheriff of this county when it is organized. Mr. Editor— At the solicitation of many friends, I take this method of declari...
A CARD — Friends of the Sick!— [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
A CARD.—Friends of the Sick !— Do you wish their speedy recovery ? Do you wish them where kindness and care, where friendship and attention, and, as we believe, unsurpassed medical skill, are lavished upon them, to hasten to a state of health, or to soothe declining weakness, and render in some degree comfortable the last strugglings of dissolving nature ? If such you desire, you may find for your invalid friends a safe and pleasant retreat at the Hospital of Docts. Morse &amp; Stillman, on the corner of K and 3d streets. We cheerfully recommend Docts. Morse &amp; Stillman to the friends of the suffering sick, and the public generally, believing, as we do, that their efforts are laudable, generous and philanthropic. Every precaution is taken to make their Hospital neat, cleanly and comfortable, every necessary want of the patient, if possible, is supplied, and every attention is given which can be asked or expected by the reasonable. R. L. Ferguson, J. McCleary, M. H...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 9 February 1850
Married, In this city, on the 15th ult. Charles D. Faulkner of Vicksburg. Miss, to Elizabeth, 2d daughter of J. Binninger, of Galena, Ill. St. Louis, Vicksburg and Petersburg papers please copy. Died, In this city, on Friday, 1st inst. Josiah Willard Gibbs, of Philadelphia, Pa. On the 23d ult., of typhus fever, at Wachusett Valley, South Fork, at the junction of Weber's Creek, Elbridge Haines, formerly of Sudbury, Mass. FOR SAN FRANCISCO---NEW ARRANGEMENT—Three Trips Weekly.—The steamer "SENATOR," Capt. John Van Pelt, having been repainted and put in perfect order, will resume her trips, and hereafter leave her usual berth every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, returning from San Francisco on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at the same hour. Price of passage — To San Francisco, $30 ; to Benicia, $20 ; from San Francisco, $25 ; to and from Benicia to San Francisco, $15. Meals and berths extra. For farther particulars inquire on board. 39 tf NOTICE Is hereby given...