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Totke Editor of the California*. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
Totke Editor of the California*. Your town has now a board of council. Every well wisher to the prosperity of California must be pleased to see this great step oi' advancement towards procuring your citizens peaCe, tranquiiity and commercial prosperity. Had this council been formed in 1846, 1843 would have showed you a large fleet of whale ships. The desertion from these vessels has been so extensive and serious, that men will require time to believe a remedy has been put in force. Hut see it they will (if the laws already made by the council are inforced, and be sure to participate in its advantages. The inhabitants of San Francisco by popular election without a struggle, having obtained what they have long wanted, may it prove that with the same ease, they do not allow their advantages to pass from them. There is one subject for them, another for the council, to be borne in nmid, and the path for both will be onward ami sure. The citizer.3 should remember that those who now take o...
FROM THE ARMY [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
FROM THE ARMY B PROCLAMATION OP GENERAL SCOTT. Head Quarters of the Army, &gt; o , v «ra Cruz, April H, 1847. &lt;; Major General Scott, General-in-chief of the armies of the United States oi America, to the good people of Mexico. ; r l ! PROCLAMATION Mexicans !-At the head of a powerful army, soon to to be doubled— a part of which is advancing upon your capital— and with; another army under Major General Taylor, in match horn Sallilio towards San Luis Pdtosi — 1 think myself called upon to address you Mexicans ?— Americana rre not your enemies ; but the enemies for a time, of the men who, a rear, ago misgoverned you, and brought about this unatural war between wo great Republics. We arc the friends of the peaceful inhabitants of the country we occupy, and the friends of your holy religion, its hierarcy and its priesthood. lie same church is found in all parts of our own country, crowded with devout Catholics, and respected by our government, laws, and people. For th...
BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO. Mr. Sublette. from Santa Fe, which place he left on the 29th March, furnishes the details of the battle of Sacramento, fought eighteen miles north of Chihuhua. The enemy's force numbered 4,223 men, including some of the finest regular troops, well armed. The American force was 924, all told. The loss of the enemy was 300 killed, a great number wounded, and forty prisoners. American loss, one killed and eight wounded, one mortally wounded. Colonel C. Owens, of Independence, was killed. The Mexican Colonel, Cuelta, was taken prisoner. The Americans captured two nine-pounders, seven four-pounders, and two carriages, each mounting three pieces of one and a half inch calibre. They likewise took a quantity of ammunition and provisions, $5000 in specie. The erierny was entrenched on immense piles of volcanic rocks, but were gallantly driven from their position. Chihuahua was occupied on the Ist of March by a detachment of the Ist artillery under Capt. Whiternan. From ...
PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. SAILED. Oct. 5th -- Bark Janet, Dring, for Oregon. Oct. 10th -- Bark Joven Guipuzcoana for leeward ports. IN PORT. Ship Tasso, Lindsey; Schooner Providence, Hinckly ; Julia, Moran ; Vesper, Clark ; Elizabeth, King : Com. Shubrick ----; AT SOUSOLITO. Whale ship Magnolia, Simmons ; Brig Euphemia. Rossom.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
Will be Sold at Public Auction, THIS DAY, at 2 P. M., at the house of ISAAC LIVICK, the following catalogue of valuable works. 3 vols. Foreign Quarterly Review. 2 " Ladies Companion. 1 " " Book. 4 " Gentlemans Magazine. 1 " Sargents do 30 years correspondence, &amp;c, 2 vols. Bigelows' Plants of Boston. Republic of Lettes, 4 vols. Hopkin's system of Divinity. Murphy's Tacitus. Joanna Baillies poetical works. Josephus, 2 vols. Plutarch's Lives. Bucks Theo. Dictionary. Remvick's elements of mechanics. Brown's body on Divinity, 4 vols. Willard's Republic of America. Porteus Letters. Religious affections. Smollet's works, 2 vols. Encyclopedia of Geography, 3 vols. National portrait gallery, 3 vols. (large size.) Boston Miscellany. Parker's, Ex. tour beyond the Rocky Mountains. Conversations on nature and art. One complete set consisting of 20 volumes viz. Lights and shadows of European history. " " American " " " Asiatic " " " African " Curiosities of human nature. Enterprise, I...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
NOTICE. THE co-partnership heretofore existing between P. RODRIGUEZ VIDA &amp; E. YON PFISTER has been dissolved by mutual consent. The business will bo conducted in future by F. RODRIGUEZ VIDA. Honolulu. Aug2l. b-20. FOR SALE. A splendid RANCH, known as the property of Don Jose Joaquin Gomkz, situated thirty miles from Monterey, near St. Johns. It contains three leagues of excellent Pasture Land, capable of feeding rivi thousand Jioad of cattle. A large substantial two story Dwelling in good re pair, with Furniture as it stands. Six hundred head of Cattle. Three hundred head of Horse a and Mules. ALSO, A variety of Farming Utensils and other articles necessary ibr a Farm. This Ranch is well adapted for Milling, having a fine stream of water running through it. For further particulars enquire of WARD &amp; SMITH. No. 3 Montgomery Street, 5-tf San Francisco. NEW GOODS CHEAP FOR CASH. The subscribers have received from recent arrivals from the United States and Sandwic...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
AN ORDINANCE. Sec. l. Be it Ordained, by the Town Council of the Town of San Francisco, that there shall be elected two Constables who shall constitute the chief police of the town; 2. Be it further Ordained, That the Constables shall perform all duties required of other ministerial officers within the town— shall faithfully ; execute all process directed to them in accordance with law and make due return thereof— shall strictly enforce and obey every law, ordinance and resolution passed by the council. 3. Be it further Ordained, That the Constables shall receive for the service of any writ or other process, one dollar, to be paid out of the fines imposed upon cases, one dollar for the service of any writ or other process to be paid by the defeated party, also ten cents per mile for every mile which they may travel to serve any writ or other process beyond the limits of the town. Passed 28th Sept. 1847. The following Ordinance regulating License was taken up and read by sections. 1....
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 13 October 1847
SANDWICH ISLAND MOSS. Fifteen hundred pounds superior Sandwich Island Moss iust received per "Providence" and For sale by J R. A. PARKER, 20- tf At the Adobie Store. NEW FERRY HOUSE AT BENICIA. The subscriber is now building a house en the opposite side of the Straits for the comfort and accommodation of persons wishing to pass from the south side. Ho intends hereafter to keep a boat on each side, that persons will not be detained a moment longer than the tide and weather requires. He has, and will keep oa hand, barley and com for horse feed. R. SEMPLE, Proprietor. Bcnicia City, Sept. 1847. y.20 MELLUS &amp; HOWARD, Montgomery .-Street, have just received a new assortment of DRY GOODS and GROCERIES, consisting of Cloths, C'asimcrs, Pantaloon sfufls of various kinds Drills, Prints, brown and white Cottons, Tickings' Blankets, Blue cottons, silk' and cotton Handkerchiefs* stocks, sewing silk, Mexican sarapes, and Rebosos, sill ver Buttons, hand and tooth Brushes, stationary,' ...
(From the Washington Union.) INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE OF MAJOR GAINE'S COMMAND—ADVENTUROUS ESCAPE OF DAN. HENRIE, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
(From the Washington Union.) INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE OF MAJOR GAINE'S COMMAND—ADVENTUROUS ESCAPE OF DAN. HENRIE, &amp;c. The subjoined letter from the theatre of war, sent to us by a respected correspondent, gives the most graphic and thrilling account of the scenes it describes which tre have yet met with. The description of the " hairbreadth 'scapes and imminent dangers'' encountered and overcome by the enterprising spirit of Henrie, fully verifies the adage that "truth is strange — stranger than fiction." Saltillo, (Capital of Coahuila, Mexico,) February Ist, 1847. The last letter I wrote you, was dated the 16th of December. Gen. Wool, with the centre division of the army of Mexico, was then encamped before the city of Parfae, 115 miles N. of W. from Saltillo. The following day he received, by express, a letter from General Worth' who, with his brigade, was then occupying this city, stating that, from the best information he could receive, the Mexican forces co...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
JOB PRINTING. ---- SUCH AS ---- Pamphlets. Shop Bills, Catalogues, Bills of Exchange, Circulars, Bills of Lading Handbills, Consular Blanks, Bill Heads, Blank Deeds. Executed with despatch at this office. WARD &amp; SMITH. GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Frank Ward, } .No. 3 Montgomery Street, W m . M Smith.} San Francisco. 5-y L. W. HASTINGS. ATTORNEY AND COUNCELLOR AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. San Francisco, Upper California. 5-y Ist Alcalde, District of San Francisco. (Office South side of Public Square.) Office hours, from 10 to 12 A. M., and from 2 to 5 P. M. San Francisco. July 24. 10-tf LORING &amp; CO. SHIP CHANDLERY, HARDWARE, &amp;c. VALPARAISO. Agency and Commission business attended to, Money advanced to Whale Ships for Drafts on the United States or England, on the most favourable terms. (Refer to Thomas O. Lark in, Navy Agent, Monterey. California.) 4-y JASPER O'FARRELL. Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor, By appointment of Col. R. B. Mason, G...
THE WAR AND ITS RESULTS. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
THE WAR AND ITS RESULTS. By the dispatches of August 16th, two sister republics were still at war. Let us for a moment glance at the respective situations of each. Mexico was the first aggressor. Upon her ill starred head have descended the bitter results of an unsuccessful contest. Battle after battle has been lost. Her ranchos are deserted. Her mines are no longer rich scources of revenue. The ports are blockaded. Her rescources cut off. Her cities garrisoned by a foreign foe. The consolations of her Priests are hushed. Her temples, consecrated to the time honored religion of the catholic — a religion that enkindles a fierce enthusiasm, when the fire of patriotism burns low, that offers to its volaires tho rich consolations of eternal happiness, if they shall sacrifice their country, their property, themselves, at the altar of tho Lord of hosts. Internal revolution, a banditti, descending from their mountain fastnesses to burn, pillage, and mvi dor, so merciless, that tho frighten...
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
FROM OUR CORRESP ONDENT. MONTEREY, Oct. 10, 1847. The Preble sailed to-day for Panama. Passengers Captain Hall, of the Warren, Dr. Powell, do. Midshipman Wilson, bearer of dispatches to Secretary of the Navy and of the War departments. I presume the Preble will return with Com. Jones, who leaves Washington this month for Panama. The Independence, Crane and Southampton sail this week. The Erie, for the States, in 10 or 19 days. By a jury of 12 men, Indians Domingo and Manuel, have been found guilty of murder. They killed a person on the Salines plains by shooting him. They were both executed at Monterey a few days since. The Independence, Cyane, and Erie left Monterey Ml Saturday last. Lieut. Halleck, late acting Secretary of State sailed in the Independence as Engineer officer in the contemplated attack on Mazatlan. T. O. Lnrkm. Esq., gave a grand ball at the Barracks, to the officers and citizens of Monterey. The night was made hideous by some rowdies of the volunteer corps, who th...
TOWN COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
TOWN COUNCIL. Monday Evening, Oct. 18, 1847. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Two members were absent, Messrs. Leidsdorff, and Parker. Mr. Jones, chairman of committee on gambling, rose, reported progress and asked for further time, Granted. Sealed proposals for filling up Lagoon broken open and read, moved by Mr. Jones.that the proposals offered be referred back to the committee for further action. Mr. Jones, chairman of committee to receive proposals for building wharf, rose reported progress. Mr. Jones, chairman of committee for purchasing library reported no action. Mr. Clark, moved the Committee be discharged. -- Carried. Reading of a letter from Julius Martin in relation to a lot of land -- moved by Mr. Jones, that a committee be appointed to arrange the matter with Mr. Martin definately without referring it again to the council. Carried Messrs. Jones, Clark, and Glover, committee. Report of Judge Hyde, in relation to the number of lots sold and unsold. Moved...
TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA. It will be seen from the following letter to the Secretary of war and navy of the United States, that the undersigned, availing themselves of the discretionary powers given them, have delayed the imposition here of the heavy duties directed to be levied in all ports of Mexico in possession of the American forces, with the understanding however, that the quiet and tranquility of the country be maintained. But should the peoplo of this country again seek to oppose our flag, or give to the enemy any aid or assistance whatever, to enable him to prolong the war, we will immediately proceed to levy the proposed military contributions in all the ports of California, and we will feel ourselves justified in confiscating the estates and property of all who either openly or covertly oppose the authority of the United Slates. Done at Monterey, the capital of California, this 9th day of October, A. D. 1847, and in the 72d year of the Independence of the United States...
PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 20 October 1847
PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. Arrived Oct. 19th -- Russian Bark Naslednich, Capt. Harden 15 days from Sitka. Sailed. Oct. 18th -- Southampton, Capt. Thorburn. IN PORT. Com. Shubrick, Orvall ; Julia, Moran ; Tasso, Lindsey ; Mary Ann, Southard, from Santa Clara. AT SOUSOLITO Magnolia, Simmons ; Euphemia, Russom.