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1 postscript". [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
Postscript. ALTA CALIFORNIA OFFICE, } Thursday, 4 P. M. } We have delayed the publication of our paper until this late hour in order to give the latest news. The particulars we have been enabled to procure we give below. Election of Gen. Taylor President of the United States — Death of Gen. Kearny — Arrival of Gen. Lane, Governor of Oregon. By the American schooner Swallow, which arrived last night, fifteen days from Mazatlan, we learn that recent intelligence from the United States confirms the election of Gen. Taylor to the Presidency. The states of New York and Pennsylvania are among those who cast their electoral vote for the "Hero of Buena Vista." The gallant General Kearny, well known in California, is dead. The ocean steamer "California" is advertised to sail from Panama for California and Oregon, on the 5th of January, inst. The U. S. ship Ohio was to sail from San Blas for this port on the 18th of January. She will bring a large mail from the United States. The situation of...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
Promotions in The Army. — We find in the N. O. Pic. of Sept. 11, 1848, among hundreds of others, the following brevets: Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, to be Major General by brevet, for "gallant and meritorious conduct in New Mexico and California, to date from the battle of San Pascual.," December 6, 1846. Capt. Henry S. Turner, 1st Dragoons, to be Major by brevet, for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of San Pascual, San Gabriel, and Plains of Mesa, in California," to date from December 6, 1846. 1st Lieut. William H Emory, Topographical Engineers, to be Captain by brevet, for "gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of San Pascual," to date from December 6, 1846; and to be Major by brevet, for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of San Gabriel and the Plains of Mesa," to date from January 9, 1847. 1st Lieut. Wm. H. Warner, Topographical Engineers, to be Captain by brevet, for "gallant and meritorious services in California," to date from December 6, ...
TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. The Washingtonian Temperance Society of San Francisco, met in the Public Institute on Friday evening, the I2th instant, at which time they adopted a Constitution, and elected the following named persons for their officers for the ensuing year. President, Thomas Douglas; Vice President, Elihu Anthony; Secretary, W. H. Christian; Treasurer, C. O. Hosford; Chaplain, T. Dwight Hunt; Executive Committee, William Chapman, Aquila Glover, Alexander Hatler. On motion the Society adjourned to meet at the Institute on Friday evening, the 26th inst. W. H. CHRISTIAN, Sec'y. ,
A CARD. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
A CARD. The subscriber embraces this as the most suitable method of tendering to the public his sincere thanks for the assistance rendered in saving his adjoining buildings and other property from the conflagration which consumed the "Shades Tavern" on the morning of the fifteenth inst. The gallant conduct of the citizens whose exertions stayed the progress of the destructive element, and the subsequent generous action of the town council, merit and receive his esteem and gratitude. I. MONTGOMERY.. San Francisco, January 22, 1849. MARRIED, On Tuesday evening, 9th instant, by the Rev. T. D. Hunt, Mr. Robert A. S. Wood, of Honolulu, Oahu, to Miss Frances E. Merrill, of this place.
MARINE JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
MARINE JOURNAL. Port of San Francisco ARRIVED. Jan'y 19, Brigantine Nueve Hermanos, Garbe, master, 68 days from Guayaquil, with cargo to Finley, Johnson &amp; co. 24, Ship Ann McKim, Rubinet master, 51 days from Valparaiso, touched at Quayaquil, left that port 24th Dec., consigned to Cross, Hobson &amp; co. 58 passengers. " Brig Thili, Druet master, left Valparaiso 29th Dec., cargo assorted, consignee on board. — 30 passengers. 25, Am sch Swallow, Young master, 15 days from Mazatlan, ass'td cargo to consignee on board; fifteen passengers. SAILED. 18, Sch Honolulu, Newell master, Honolulu and China. 24, " Greyhound, Nye master, San Pedro. UNDER DESPATCH. Bark Mary Frances, Santa Barbara and Mazatlan. Brigantine Jackin, San Blas. Brig Eveline, Monterey and Honolulu. MEMORANDA* The destination of the bark Minerva, has been changed to Santa Cruz for lumber. Tonnage still very scarce. 10,000 tons would quickly find employment, mostly in the coasting trade of Oregon and th...
101 Tl*C.|ftt SF, ALK4YIC IS4'J. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
Chief Magistrate's Office, } District of San Francisco, } January 14, 1849. } The undersigned have received a copy of Official Notice of the appointment of Stephen Joindain, Consular Agent of the French Republic, addressed to the authorities of .San Francisco. Stephen Joindain, Esq., is therefore recognized in such capacity, as duly authorized to exercise the functions to which he is appointed, in the District of San Francisco. Given under my hand, at this office, the day and year above written. T. M. LEAVENWORTH, Chief Magistrate, Dis. San Francisco, U. California. WANTED. A boy fourteen or fifteen years of age, as an apprentice to the printing business. Apply immediately at the Alta California office
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
FOR SALE. The fine coppered brigs Calderon and Susannah, also the schooner Nuevo Hermanos. For further information apply to FINLEY JOHNSON &amp; CO Jan'y 25. FOR SALE. THE Chilean brig " VOLADORA," of the burthen of 143 tons, well adapted to the lumber trade. For particulars, apply to CROSS, HUDSON &amp; Co. Jan'y 23. FOR COLUMBIA RIVER THE fast sailing ship ' MERCEDES,' J. Estrade master, will be despatched for the Columbia river in all this week. For freight or passage, having superior accommodations, apply to CROSS, HOBSON &amp; Co. Jan'y 23, 1849. FOR VALPARAISO. The fast sailing coppered and copper fastened bark DOLORES will have despatch for the above port. For freight or passage, having good accommodations, apply to the supercargo, F. H. Vives,or CROSS, HOBSON &amp; Co. Jany. 10, 1849. FOR MONTEREY AND SANDWICH ISLANDS. The A 1. fast sailing brig Eveline, J. R. B. Cooper, master, will be despatched for the above ports on or about the 25th inst....
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
FOR SALE. A plat of land, 3 I or 46 feet front, on Portsmouth square, by 50 vares in depth to Dupont street, situated within a few steps of the business portion of the town, and possessing two desirable fronts, one on the public square, with a fine view of the bay and harbor. It is a desirable site for a residence. Apply to C. V. GILLESPIE. Conveyancer, Portsmouth sq. Jan'y 23, 1849. FOR SALE 5 VERY desirable town lots, including the warehouse and wharf at the foot of Broadway, in the townvm of San Francisco. The property is unsurpassed for commercial purposes. For particulars, enquire on the premises of W S CLARK Jan'y 23, 1949. WANTED, 10 Men to chop cord-wood on the Sacramento river, for which the most liberal wages will be given. Apply to S. Brannan, or at the store of Mettus Howard &amp; co. S BRANNAN &amp; CO. Jan'y 25, 1849. FOR SALE A first rate, second hand Ramage O\Printing press. Apply at the Alta California office. CORARTNERSHIP NOTICE. The undersigned ha...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
GOODS. Per brig "Calderon", new landing — Wines ???; cordials do: Italia: Am beef and pork; ????; saddle cloths; prints; handkfs, silk and cotton; clothing; medicines; shawls, shoes, &amp;c., for sale by FINLEY, JOHNSON &amp; CO. Jan'y 23, 1849. Cross, Hobson &amp; Co. Offer for sale low, to close consignments, the balance of the cargoes of Ship "Virginia,'' do "Mercedes," Bark "Undine," do "Dolores," Brig "Alert," do "Voladora," Sch. "Greyhound," consisting of a general assortment of merchandize adapted to California trade. Jan'y 24. GOODS. LANDlNG from brig "Susannah" — Champagne wine; claret do; preserved meats; oysters; jams; paint oil; cooking stoves; shooting powder; matrasses and blankets; carpenters' tools; clothing; rum, whiskey, &amp;c., &amp;c., for sale by FINLEY, JOHNSON &amp; CO. Jan'y 25, '49. GOODS Landing from schooner "Nueve Hermanos"— Cognac in cases; do in small bbls; sherry wine; ale; sicily wine: pick axes; crow b...
■ 11 — M CH IN L POITRY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
■ 11 — M \CH IN L POITRY. A N A: U% A lil.r t.fl'M). \|r. Printer — lU&gt; rat! Hi - winter * .M»*hv \\ imtj vri w* in 1; i Miiky mushy Over lie ttd. rojjuv and clamp, M lid (ik spring ; Soil as earn p— 'It isn't'the thrng.' * *ut of season, Out of reason, •Out and injured,* if the w* ather ; Wanting vigor, Larking rigo r , f deu't know what to make of it take it ail together! J,o ! the Old Year is lying Like a pigal! bepuddled ; 1.0 ! the Old Year is dying, Like n fool all befuddled ! Hut Winter'* not dead ; lie's only playing 'possum ! 'Laving low for black dacks —' A bud or a blossom. Don't be foolish, e flowers ! Venture not into bloom. For as soon an you've blossomed, You will go to your tomb. And then, since so early you find yourselves dene for. You'll wonder what tlio.devil you e'er were begun lor! • #•#*•* • Whew ! Mr. Printer— Here cornea Winter, lu good earnest, at last! How red Ilia note is, Covered with roses ! And his cheeks of a crimsony cast. (Jay and thought...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
NOTICE. The auction sales of Gillespie &amp; Co., after the 20th inst., will be conducted at their Warehouse on the beach, corner of Sacramento st. Merchandise can be landed at the jetty in front. Consignments entered at the Custom House free of extra charge. Jany. 10, 1849. NOTICE. The undersigned would respectfully notify the public that he has established a Watch Makers' shop at C. Russ', corner of Montgomery and Pine sts., where he will devote his entire attention to the repairing of all kinds of watches. GEO. STOREY. San Francisco, Jany. 15. 1849. NOTICE. The undersigned recommend to the esteemed public of San Francisco, as also to dealers in California, their establishment, by wholesale and retail. They always keep on hand a large assortment of candies, cakes, pies, fine liquors, cordials, &amp;c., &amp;c. Orders for balls and parties thankfully received and executed on the shortest notice. E. WEHLER &amp; SCHLOTTHAUER. San Francisco, Jany. 16, ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
Cross, Hobson &amp; Co. OFFER for sale the cargo of the Greyhound from Payta, consisting of Brandy in cases Champagne superior quality Claret Sherry wine in casks Pork Cigars Quinine 1800 lbs sugar in loaves Guyaquil hats Blankets Woolen clothing Beads Prints Pillows, red Printed cotton hd'kfs Cordovan boots Black silk hdkfs Cutlery Scented soap Jewelry Spoons Seidlitz &amp; soda powders Brown linen drills; alpaca ponchos; gold balances; crow bars, and a great variety of other articles. ALSO — The balance of the cargoes of ships Virginia and Undine, consisting of Cottons grey and white; blue and brown drills; mariners' stripes; cotton duck; blue nankeen; bobbin thread; printed welts (vestings); linen damask; lastings; broad cloths &amp; cassimeres; barege shawls (new style); liston &amp; bonnet ribbons; flour; rice; cocoa; teas, black and green; Paris snuff: sup'r chewing tobacco; Hav'a cigars; French preserved meats, vegetables; spey trout; red herri...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 25 January 1849
NEW GOODS. JUST arrived and now landing from the brig Tepic, the following assortment of new goods, viz: Pink prints, striped ticks, bleached candle wick, mousseline de laine, blank satteens, black velveteens, blue do, bro. do, col'd rib'd cantoon, mens white merino pants, white andi brown cottoni shirts, woman's marble and gray hose, do fancy col'd hose, hand saw tapers, mill saw best style, nails, weighing machine, ponchos, chest and T hinges, cask shoemakers ware, hammers, hand vices, coffee mills, flour, syrup, bread, tin spoons, shoes, bandas, brandy, port, assorted fruits, spun bandanna hdkfs, lama shawls, India rubber braces, reel and skein cotton, navy and two blue prints, chrome prints, green stripe prints, white quilting, printed satteens, India jeans, vest shapes, men's brown cotton hall hose, regatta shirts, white do, hoes, mill saws, scissors, butcher's and cook knives, pen and pocket do, sailor's and jack do, razors, pearl buttons, beer, S I sugar, beef, tin dippers, l...
PROSPECTUS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 February 1849
PROSPECTUS •Vill be published by the subscribers, on Thursday, Jtauary 4, 1849, at San Francisco, 11. Califs., the first aumbcr of a weekly newspaper, eutitled: "ALTA CALIFORNIA." Sr.id paper will be of the sise of the present "Stsr and Cnlifornian," and will be devoted to the interests of the inhabitants of Upper California. It will contain the current news of the day, and a general synopsis *f political, commercial and literary intelligence. Its col. &gt;irnns wili always be open to contributors, and to the lair discQskion of every question of puulic importance. Ttie typographical appearance of the paper »•:!! be M great an improvement as is possible ou tliat of its j.redicossors, and should it meet with a patronage commensurate to the efforts put forth to deserve the public ■;ood will, it is the intention of the publishers to eulurge .t and print it on new type. The publishers assure subscribers that the publication of the "Alta California" will be regular and continued, ...
tan FrauclM-o— ller Prospects. j [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Alta California — 1 February 1849
San Francisco — Her Prospects. ALTA CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 1849. In the month of June, 1847, a census of the town of San Francisco was taken, by a Lieutenant of the 1st New York Regiment, who was then on duly here. That census exhibited the fact, that her population had increased one hundred per cent in the preceding year, and then amounted to 459 souls. There had been erected within the year previous to June, 1847, thirty houses; and laboring men and mechanics were earning from two to three dollars per day. Business was brisk, and all the necessaries and some few of the luxuries of life met with ready sale at good prices. There was but little capital in the country, but that little was judiciously, economically and steadily applied, and its effects were perceptible and satisfactory. The prosperity and increase of the town was rapid and sure. Unimproved lots which had originally cost sixteen dollars were sold at prices varying from fifty dollars to five hundred...