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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 26 September 1846
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. I, R. F. Stockton, Commodore and Commander-in Chief of the Naval Forces of the United States, in the Pacific Ocean, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Territory of California, do by authority of the President and Congress of the United States, of North America, hereby declare all the Ports, Harbors, Bays, Outlets and Inlets on the west coast of Mexico south of San Diego to be in a state of vigorous blockade; which will be made absolute except against armed vessels of neutral nations . All neutral merchant vessels found in any of the Bays and Harbors, on said coast, on the arrival of the blockading force, will be allowed twenty days to leave. Given under my hand, on this nineteenth day of August, Anno Domino, one thousand eight hundred and forty six, at the Government House, in the Ciudad de los Angeles, the Capital of California. R. F. STOCKTON. Commodore and Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, and Gov...
ME BEHIND THE CURTAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
SCENE BEHIND THE CURTAIN. 'Come, ladies—come, gentlemen, we must begin—'tis past eleven, and then there is the ballet to rehearse—the stage must be cleared by one.' 'Mr. Snooks is not arrived yet,' said the call-boy. 'Shameful,' the manager. l shall fine him—I don't know what Mr. Snook's thinks of himself; but he makes a practice never to attend.' The manager was getting into a towering passion. 'Let us begin!' bawled out the prompter; and he took the manuscript. Here the provoking call boy interposed again. 'A letter from Miss Smiler.' 'An excuse! I thought so!' cried the manager, shaking his head, and reading something about—'severe indisposition, dreadful cold, &amp;c.,' things which it does one's heart pain to think how very shockingly actors and actresses are plagued with. 'Well well, Mr. Buffalo (the prompter) must read the part. But where the devil is Mr. Rant? he begins the play.' 'Mr. Rant! Mr Rant!' vociferated the call-boy. 'Where is Mr Rant?' Where the deuce shou...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
The decree of the Chief Magistrate and Council of Monterey, against gambling, is not intended to interfere with innocent amusements. It is against gambling as such; it is against those games of hazard when money or property is staked, which one party must win and the other party lose, and when both play for gain. It does not prohibit any kind of play for amusement, but it prohibits the hazzard of money or property in the play. People may have their fun as much as they please; they may dance until their fiddle strings cry out for repose; they may play their billiards, their cards and all other games of amusements, but the authorities are determined they shall not beggar their wives and children by staking their properity in these games. Every good citizen, and every mother in California should support such a law. It is the wife and her helpless children that suffers most, when her husband squanders at the gambling table their means of subsistence. There is not a civilized and Christi...
MARINE INTELLIGENCE [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
MARINE INTELLIGENCE PORT OF MONTEREY -- Oct. 3rd, 1846. Arrived, 1st, French corvette La Brilliante. 2nd, Ship Magnolia, Capt. Simmonds, 1000 whale, 400 sperm oil. PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. -- Sept. 28th, 1846. Arrived Sept. 18th, whale ship America, Nash, n. w., 2700 bbls. oil, 25,000 lbs. bone, 21 mos. out, 1300 this season. 18th. Am. whale ship U. States, Stevens, 1500 bbls. 15,000 lbs. bone, 300 this season, 24 mos. out. 18th, H. B. M. Frigate Herald, Capt. Kellet, R. N., on surveying service. 18th, H. B. M. Brig Pandora, Capt Wood, R. N., same service. 24th, French Corvette La Brilliante, 48 ds fm Callao. 24th, French whale ship Ferdinand, of Havre. 27th, U. S. Frigate Savannah. Capt. Mervine. 27th, Brig Maria Teresa, Haucks, from Cape St. Lucas, cargo panoche. 27th, U. S. Frigate Congress, Capt. Livingston, bearing the broad pendant of Com. R. F. Stockton. 28th, French Transport Leon, 28 days from Sandwich Islands.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Monterey, Sept. 29th 1846. Whereas, the laws of the United States prohibit, under severe pains and penalties all gambling, and whereas great misery and distress are occasioned by this vicious practice. The chief Magistrate and counsel of the jurisdiction of Monterey, decree: — That any money staked at hazard, may be seized whereever found, and converted to the municipal fund. Any person found gambling shall pay for the first offence a fine of twenty dollars, and the occupant of the premises in which the gambling takes place shall pay a fine of one hundred dollars, and be held security for the payment of the other fines imposed. For the second offence fine and imprisonment at the discretion of this court. Any person who shall give information to this court which may lead to the detection and conviction of persons engaged in gambling shall be entitled to one half of the fines imposed by this ordinance. WALTER COLTON. Chief Magistrate.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
ON LEAVING THE UNITED STATES FOR CALIFORNIA. Your flowers are fair, your fieIds are green, Your summer sun hats golden sheen; Sweet be your sleep, and soft the bed Where ye may rest your weary head. Though fair they be, we may not stay, Fate bids us go—away, away; Our homes, the tent henceforth must be— The prairie vast or forest tree. The wolf may wake our poor repose, Fear may forbid our eyes to close— The savage yell assail our ear, And threaten all we value dear. Though war and death, or hunger press, Our pathway thro' the wilderness, May health and peace, with plenty dwell, In your green fields—then, fare ye well. A Scene In An Oregon Court.— Clerk —Sheriff, call John and James Johnson. Sheriff— John and James Johnson! John and James Johnson! John and James Johnson! come into court. Clerk —Call one at a time. Sheriff---Come one at a time! Come one at a time! Come one at a time! Clerk —You've fix'd it now! Sheriff—You need'nt come, they've fix'd it without you! You need'nt come,...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 3 October 1846
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. I, R. F. Stockton, Commodore and Commander-in Chief of the Naval Forces of the United States, in the Pacific Ocean, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Territory of California, do by authority of the President and Congress of the United States, of North America, hereby declare all the Ports, Harbors, Bays, Outlets and Inlets on the west coast of Mexico south of San Diego to be in a state of vigorous blockade; which will be made absolute except against armed vessels of neutral nations. All neutral merchant vessels found in any of the Bays and Harbors, on said coast, on the arrival of the blockading force, will be allowed twenty days to leave. Given under my hand, on this nineteenth day of August, Anno Domino, one thousand eight hundred and forty six, at the Government House, in the Ciudad de los Angeles, the Capital of California. R. F. STOCKTON. Commodore and Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, and Gove...
From the Friend of India, Feb. 26. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
From the Friend of India, Feb. 26. Further particulars of the war in India.-- A fourth battle has been fought with the Seikhs on the British territories, more disastrous to them, and more triumphant on our part than any of our preceeding engagements. On the morning of the 10th Feb., the troops were under arms at an early hour, and the action began by a heavy cannonade from our great guns and mortars, which was replied to by the Seikhs with the utmost resolution. All the ammunition of the mortars is stated to have been expended in two hours; and then the Seikhs manned their works, and our troops advanced to attack them at the point of the bayonet. It will not escape remark that throughout this war, we have unfortunately been weakest; the enemy strongest in artillery; that our casualties have been chiefly occasioned by the superiority of the enemy's guns, and that our triumphs have been achieved by the bayonet, and the unflinching courage with which it was wielded. On the present occa...
Front the Honolulu Frit fid [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
From the Honolulu Friend. Loss of The American Whale ship Konohasset. -- The Konohassett was formerly a merchant ship, belonging to Boston, of 426 tons register. She sailed from Sag Harbor, December 6th, 1845, on her first whaling voyage, at an expense of ship and outfit of $40,000, being insured for $30,000, a part in Boston and the remainder in New York. On the passage out she took no oil, recruited at Lahaina, and left there for the North West Coast 17th May. For an account of the disaster we furnish the following minutes of a journal kept by Captain Worth: May 24, 1 o'clock in the morning, ship K. under all sail before the wind, going at the rate of 5 knots, struck upon a coral reef which is not down upon any chart, it being full low water was very smooth. When the tide turned, the swell came in, and the ship bilged in two hours. We were obliged to leave the ship in our boats with a little bread and water. At daylight no land in sight. Sun one hour high, we boarded the ship and ...
REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL ESTADO PASADO, PRESENTE Y FUTURO DE LA CALIFORNIA, POR UN PAISANO [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL ESTADO PASADO, PRESENTE Y FUTURO DE LA CALIFORNIA, POR UN PAISANO . En diferentes epocas durante los ultimos ocho años, el grito popular en este territorio ha sido, "California libre.' Ahora ocho años, se hizo en Monterey una bandera independiente, y se seña!ó el dia y la hora para izarla, habiendo e arriado el pabellon megicano como en triunfo; mas al ultimo momento, la prudencia afortunadamente dictó, que seria iqualmente agradable y mucho mas seguro para los Gefes del pais, el quedarse bajo la bandera megicana que bajo la nueva. Hace ya quince años que los Californios comenzaron á gobernarse por si mismos, tomando al principio una parte, y posteriortnente todos los asuntos del Departamento en sus manos. Durante este tiempo, los Empleados megicanos han mandado tambien varias veces; y a cada cambio de Gobierno, al pueblo sele ha dicho, que en adelante reinaria la paz y la abundancia, y que todas sus bendiciones concomitantes seguirian. ¡Cuan frecuentes y cuan d...
For tl California)*. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
Por el Californian. PARA ENFRENAR EL APETITO.-Si cube a!gun remedio para evitar la encadenacion dc cosas que han do suceder a los hombres y a los comunidades, no crcyo que lo haya para prevenir los danos de la cpoca del lujo. Esta ■ tiene demasiaclo atraclivo para dur logsr a cualquera otra persuasion; y asi lbs que nncen en semcjnntes Eras, |c ennsan en vano, si quieren contrarestar la fuerza de tan lurioso torrente. Un pueblo acostumbrndo a delicadas mesas, blandos leclios ropas finos, modales afeminados, conversacmne* amorosos, pasa tiempos trivolos (y a cuantos les doy en la matada) estudios dirigidos a refinar lus dclicias, y lo restante del lujo no es capaz de oir la voz de los que quieran demostrarlc la proxima de su ruina: ha de precipitarse cv ellu como el rio en el mar. Ni las Icyes suntuarias, ni las ideas wilitares. ni las guerras, ni las conquistas, hi el 'gemplo de un Magistrado parco, austero, y sobrie, bastan a rcsurcir. el dano que se iutrodusca insensiblemente. Per...
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF MONTEREY —Oct. 10th, 1846. Arrived 7th.—The Peruvian barque Joven Guipuzcoana, from San Francisco. Sailed—6th, Ship Magnolia on a cruise. 7th, French ship Brilliante, for Mazatlan. 9th, Brig Keone Ana for San Francisco. ON LEAVING CALIFORNIA FOR THE UNITED STATES l love thee, fair land of the far distant west, Thy beauties, thy grandeur. thy wildness, I love them, And friendships have strengthened the tie in my breast,And memory will cherish the gem. l love the rough shores of thy thundering ocean, And the high curling waves of thy boundless blue sea; l love thy wild main, when the storm is in motion, But the home of my father's is dearer to me. l love thy broad rivers, majestic'ly rolling, Their bright chrystal waters away to the deep, And to sit where the foam of thy cataract's pouring, Like a fiend in its wrath, o'er the rough rocky steep. I love thy dark forests the storm never withers, Fit emblems to sprout on the hills of the free; I love thy stern...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE, Monterey, Oct. 5th 1846. AN ORDINANCE TO PREVENT THE SALE OF STOLEN PROPERTY.-Any person who shall purchase a bullock, or a horse, without the legal sale mark on the animal, or a certificate of sale from the person whose brand the animal bears, shall forfeit the animal so purchased or its value, and be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars, at the discretion of the Chief Magistrate of this jurisdiction. WALTER COLTON, Chief Magistrate. JUZGADODE PAZ, &gt; Monterey sde Oct. de 1846. &lt; ORDENANZA PARA EVITAR LA VENTA DE PROPIEDAD ROBADO.—Cualquierc persena que conipra unn rtz, 6 un caballo, sin que Ungala venta legiil. 6 un rortificado de venta o&lt;&gt;nc«dido por el dueno del hierro que «) animal lleva, sera espuesto v la confisencion del amhial asi cnmpr.ido, 6de su valor, coma tambien de sufrir nm muFta que no excedera la sumo tie veintc pesos a diffoidciou dt 1 PinU'io Mogislrado de enta jurisdiction. 931 WALTER COLTQ...
From the London Monthly limes. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 10 October 1846
From the London Monthly Times. Matrimony in the Olden Time.—By an ancient act of tho good old Scottish Parliment, passed in the reign of Margaret, about 1288, it was. "Order it, that during ye reign of her mayst blessit majestie, ilka maiden ladee of baith high and low estait, shall hae liberty to speak to ye mon she likes. Gif he refuses to take her to be his wife, he shall be mulct in the sum of an hundrity punds, Or less as kis estait may be, except and always gif he can make it appear that he is betrothet to anither woman; then he shall be free."