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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 23 February 1850
Advertising.—One of the great secrets of trade, says the Lancaster Union is a judicious and well-directed system of advertising. An advertisement is to those who visit our city to make purchases or transact business with our mechanics and professional men what the finger-board is to a traveler in a strange land—pointing to the place he desires to find. Hundreds and thousands of persons look to the cards of merchants and mechanics, &amp;c. for articl*s they are in search of, and are much more likely to visit the house that advertises what they need, than stumble along the streets from one store to another to find what they want. Tragedy in Chili. — The following tragical affair affords another proof that truth is stranger than fiction : Among the strangers of distinction who for many years came to spend the winter in Paris, were M. and Madame Arcos, Spaniards of immense wealth. Failing to make their usual visit last winter, it was thought their Castilian pride could not accom...
ARRIVAL OF THE OREGON. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
ARRIVAL OF THE OREGON. The U. S. M. steamship Oregon, Lieut. Patterson, commander, arrived at San Francisco on Friday morning. Feb. 22d from Panama, whence she sailed on the 2d ult. The Oregon brought 201 male and 9 female passenders The Oregon touched at San Blas on the 13th, at which place Reuben Withers came on board. Congress had been fully organized. Hon. Howell Cobb was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. The message of Gen. Taylor to Congress is published in all the state papers. We cannot attempt its publication at length, but extract some portions of it relating to California, which occupies a very considerable portion of the document. It appears to be a very sensible, clear and comprehensive paper, and one which will give general satisfaction. Mr. Secretary Ewing's report is also an interesting document in many respects. California is engrossing, as it should do, the most marked attention from a*I quarters.— Congress appears to have gone to work in earnest and...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
☞ To prevent disappointment individuals desirous of getting The Times regularly should leave their names at the office, Second street, between K and L. Price 25 cents per copy, payable to the carrier. Advertisements received until 12 M. on Friday of each week. The Election.—The voting to fill the vacancy in the Assembly, occasioned by the resignation of Dr. White, took place on Thursday, and resulted, as will be seen by the returns below, in the election of Thos. J. Henley. Very little excitement or interest was manifested on the occasion, until late in the day, when the balloting went on quite briskly. Mr. Henley, we believe, is a man of experience in legislation, and if he gets down to the capital before the Legislature adjourns, he will be of ' some service' to this District. There was no squatter candidate in the field. We have no returns from the Fort or towns above. The returns from Vernon and other places will undoubtedly have the effect of increasing Mr. Henley's majority : ...
FROM BOSTON AND THE ISTHMUS [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
FROM BOSTON AND THE ISTHMUS. We were a little surprised the other day at seeing our friend Joseph A. Haines, Esq. (of the firm of Read, Wade &amp; Co. Boston,) peram- bulating our city again. Mr. H. left for home in the November steamer, and returned in the steamship Oregon last week. He represents business in Boston as being exceedingly dull, and things generally in a " stale, flat and unprofitable" condition, as compared with our go-ahead arrangements. The California fever was still raging, and great numbers were making preparations to visit the "golden country." Mr. Haines's partners, it seems, thought it was not best " to give it up so, " although a "pile"' of large dimensions had been realized, and Mr. H. liking Sacramento about as well as the "Athens of America," had no objection to making another trip. The passage from Boston to San Francisco occupied 36 days. The road across the Isthmus remains in the same wretched condition as last year. Robberies were committed occ...
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
INTERESTING ITEMS. We find the following news paragraphs in papers just received from the States. We will venture to say that California correspondents can lie with greater " volubility" than any set of men in existence : Chinese Slaves in California.—The Baltimore Sun asserts, on the authority of its private correspondent, that the number of Chinese arriving in California is enormous. They are brought in cargoes by English vessels, and sold as servants to the highest bidder, on the Cooley system, a shade less than absolute slavery. This is a species of trade that will soon get its quietus from the State government. The Temperance Test in California. —The New York Tribune, in speaking of the late election in California, says that Capt. Sutter, one of the candidates for Governor, was effectively opposed because he was a drinking man. If this be so, it speaks well for California, and places her considerably in advance of some of the older states. " There will be a famine here this win...
MARINE JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
MARINE JOURNAL. Arrived at San Francisco, Feb. 25.—Am ship Charleston, Ferguson, 49 days fm Panama, 230 passengers ; Am bark Southerner, Clark, 152 ds fm Buenos Ayres ; Am brig Cayuga, Davis, 8 ds from Van Couver's Island ; Chil brig Lola, Scholder. 52 ds fm Valparaiso. Feb. 26, Am ships Susan Drew, 160 days from NYork; Harriet Rockwell, Hames, 160 ds from Boston; Calumet, Hubbard, 208 ds fm Stonington ; Am bark Magnolia, Marrow, 147 ds from NHaven ; Eng brig Marian Watson, Evans, 137 ds fm Sydney ; Ham schr Carolina and Johanna, Fredrick, 56 ds fm Valparaiso.
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
Married, At the new Catholic Church in Vallejo street, by Rev. Francis Coyles, First Pastor of the Catholic Church of San Francisco, Michael Murray, Esq. of the Mission of San Jose, to Miss Amelia Nasa, late of Paramatta. New South Wales. Died, In San Francisco, on the 20th ult., after three months illness of consumption, Mr. Daniel Tibbits, of Providence, R. I., aged about 27 years. FOR THE MINES. THROUGH BY DAYLIGHT! Sacramento City, Mormon Island and Sutter's Mill at Coloma, DAILY ACCOMMODATION STAGE LINE. On and after Monday. March 4th, 1850, the above Stage will run regularly, leaving the City Hotel, Sacramento City. every morning at 7 o'clock, and Bailey &amp; Winters's Hotel, Coloma. every morning at 6 1-2 o'clock, changing horses at Leidesdorff's 10 Mile House, Willow Springs and Green Springs. Passengers by this route can be left within one mile of the North Fork by stopping at Mormon Island ; also, within a short distance of Salmon Falls Diggings, Hangtown, Cold Sp...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
JOB PRINTING. Having now in operation a new and superior Printing Press, and also having received a new assortment of Type, we are prepared to execute every description of JOB PRINTING with despatch and at fair prices. JUST ARRIVED. The brig C. J. Dow, from Boston, with a cargo of goods particularly adapted to this market, consisting in part, of the following articles: Pork, hardware of all kinds; boots and shoes; brandy, rum, gin, wines of best brands; cider and porter; CLOTHING IN GREAT VARIETY ; splendid assortment of blankets; ladies' shoes, fancy styles; oils, paints, spirits turpentine, white lead, Epsom salts, quinine, large lot of tobacco; soap, duck, segars, riding saddles; 15,000 lbs. assorted cut nails; boats and oars; window glass, carpenters' tools, axes and hatchets, &amp;c. &amp;c. The undersigned are also daily expecting the arrival of the brig Daniel Webster, with a large invoice of groceries, and goods selected for this market. The ship Hannibal and...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Placer Times — 2 March 1850
DRUGS AND MEDICINES. E. D. BYRNE &amp; .CO. have on hand and for sale low, a large and complete assortment of DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, VARNISH, TRUSSES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, Articles for the Toilet, Cologne, Patent Medicines, Candies, Scales for Miners' use, &amp;c. &amp;c. All of our stock has been selected with the utmost attention to secure superior qualities of the articles, and will be sold on as favorable terms as at any establishment in the city. Orders from Druggists and Physicians at any part of the mines will receive the strictest attention, and the articles purchased packed in such manner as to ensure their safe conveyance, while the quality of the Drugs will be warranted. Physicians' prescriptions carefully and faithfully put up by an experienced Druggist and Chemist. E. D. BYRNE &amp; CO. 2d street, 41 tf between J and K, corner of the Alley. KEY MISSING ! A State Room Key belonging to the steamer Senator has been missing for...