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SUMMARY OF THE MEXICAN WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 January 1848
SUMMARY OF THE MEXICAN WAR. March Ist, 1845. The joint resolutions for the annexation of Texas into the American Union passed both houses of Congress in joint assembly and were approved by the President. May 15th. The Texan Congress agree to the admission of Texas on the conditions prescribed by the Congress of the United States. Ju!y 4th. The people of Texas assembled in Convention at Austin — the Capital — ratify the act of their Legislature admitting Texas as a member of the Federal Union with but one dissenting voice, and then proceed to form a Constitution for the new State. Shortly after the final ratification of the resolutions of Annexation by the Texas convention, at the earnest request both of the Legislature and convention of Texas the President orders a strong detachment of United States troops under command of Brevet Brigadier General Taylor to take up a position between the rivers Neuces (the western boundary of Texas as claimed by Mexico) and the Rio Grande (the weste...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 January 1848
NOTICE. In all case 3 that now are, or may hereafter come before an Alcalde's Court, where the amount involved shall exceed O:«e Hundred Dollahs, the same shall be decided by a jury, which shall consist of six good and lawful men. Done nt Monterey, the Capital of California, this 29th day of December, A. D., 1847, and of the Independence of the United States the 72nd. R. B. MASON, Col. Ist Drag's. 35-u Gov. of California. En todas los casos pendientes en la actualidad, 6 que en adelante cc presonten en los Juzgadoa de un Alcalde, cuando la cantidad en disputa pasa de Bran pesos, el asunto Ml decidira pot un jury compuesto de scis hombres buenos y legales. Dado en Monterey, Capital de California a los 29 dias del mes do Diciembre del ano de 1847 y de la. Independencia de lob Estados Unidos el 72. H. B. MASON, Col. del Ir Regt. de Drag. G*b. de California.
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 January 1848
MELLUS &amp; HOWARD HAVE JUST RECEIVED by the recent arrivals from tho United States and Saudwich Islands, a new assortment of DRY GOODS, consisting of Fancy, blue and mourning Prints, red Flannel, ladies' Hose, Gents' half Hose, Velveteens, fancy Casimers, Pant Stuffs of various classes, Merinos, a very superior article for ladies winter dresses, blue and brown Drills, while and: brown Cottons. Thread, white. and colored Shirts, Wickiup, Guayaquil Huts, corn Brooms, Nails, Axes and Handles, Carpenter's Tools, Spices, Pepper, Salt, Coffee, Tea and Sugar, Picservud Meats and Vegetables, Almonds, Haisins, Rice, Tobacco, painted Pails, Clothes' Brooms, &amp;c. Sec, Mexican playing Cards and Hats. Also, a large supply of California Aguadiente and Wine, all of which they offer low for Cash or Hides. San Francisco, Dec. 15, 1847. 3 1 -if NEW YORK STORE. The subscriber offers for sale at the store corner of Montgomery and Washington sheets, the. remaining part oflhc cargo o...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 January 1848
L. W. HASTINGS. ATTORNEY AND COUNCELLOR AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN Chancery : Will now devote his entire attention to his profession; hewill attend to the collection of debts, and to all other business connected with his profession, in any portion ofthe Territory; he will also attend to the collection of foreign debts, either in the Sandwich Islands, Oregon, or any portion of the United Slates, and to the collection of debts and the remission of money due to foreign creditors. All professional business intrusted to his care will receive his prompt and assiduous attention. Office in San Francisco, Upper California. PROCLAMATION. From and after tho first day of January, eighteen hundred und forty-eight, If ;my person shall sell, exchange, or givo, barter or dispose of, or in any Way connive at selling, exchanging, bartering, or disposing of, any spirituous liquor or wine, to an Indian, such person shall, upon conviction before an Alcaide, forfeit and pay the sum of not less than fifty, ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 12 January 1848
ROBERT A. PARKER. Has just received from the United States and Sandwich Islands, an extensive assortment of Cassimers; Merinos; Broad cloths; Pantaloons stuffs; Boots and Shoes; Prints ; blue and brown Drills; flannels ; a splendid variety of ladies' dress patterns ; Kid and lace Gloves ; Shirtings ; Grass cloths ; Silk Ban. das of various colors; fine Shirts (linen bosom.?, collars and wristbands;) silk and cloth Caps; tier AM/ Frocks and knit under Shirts ; gents' and ladies' Merino and cotton Hose 1 ; sewing Silks ; linen and cotton Thread; silk and cotton Handkerchiefs; a variety of summer and winter clothing; gents' fancy Scarfs; Thimbles; Needdies ; Tea; Coffee', Sugar; Molasses; fine California Flour ; Corn ; Corn Meal"; Beans ; Peas ; Potatoes; Batter; Brandy; Gin; Acuadiente ; Madeira; Sherry and Claret Wines; Ale; Porter and Cordials; Pickles; Sordines; Carlingford Oysters ; Fresh Salmon ; Green Peas; Carrots; Mare Soup; real old Cheshire Chee3e; Raisins ; Olives; table an...
YEARLY SALARIES OF PUBLIC MEN IN ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
YEARLY SALARIES OF PUBLIC MEN IN ENGLAND. First Lord of the treasury, £5000; Chancellor of the Exchequer. 5000 : Foreign Secretary of State, 5000 ; Home secretary of state, 5000 ; Colonial secretary of state, 5000 ; secretary of war, 2-180; First Lord of the Admirality, 4500; Lord high chancellor, (exclusive of his salary as speaker of the House of Lords,) 10,000 ; President of the council, 2000 ; Lord Privy seal, 2000; chief commissioner of woods and forests, 2000 ; President of the board of trade, 2000 ; Postmaster general, 2500; President of the board of control, 3500; Four junior lords of the treasury, each, 2500 ; two joint secretaries of the treasury, each, 2500; under secretary of foreign department, 1500; under se«retary of home department, 2000 ; under secretary of colonial department, 2000 ; five junior lords of the Admirality, 2000 ; two secretaries of the board ofcontrol, each, 1500; vice president of the board of trade, 2000 ; master of the mint, 2000 ; paymaster genera...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
JOB PRINTING SUCH — Pamphlets, Shop Bills, Catalogues, Bills of Exchange, Circulars, Bills of Lading, Handbills, Consular Blanks; Bill Heads, Blank Deeds. Executed tciih despatch at this office. ■ EVERETT St. CO., GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, E. P. Everett, ? v , , r\ i. tt r J. Jarves. " f \ Honola!u &gt; Oahu . H - *- JiT? 1 Money advanced, on favorable terms, for Bills of Exchange on the United States, England and France. Honolulu, 1847. ~ tf-33 S. H. WILLIAMS, % CO. GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS j Honolulu, Oahu. S. H. Williams, i J. F. B. Marshall, &gt; Hawaiian Islands. OTm. Baker, Jr. ) Exchange on the United States and Europe, taken on the most favorable terms. 2G-3m JASPER O'FARRELL. Civil Engineer and Lend Surveyor, Bt appointment of Col. R. B. Mason, Gov. of California. (Office Portsmouth Square, San Francisco.) 5-€ m WARD &amp; SMITH. GENERAL COMMISSION merchants, Frank Ward, I No. 3 Montgomery Street, San Win. M. Smith. 5 Francisco. 5-y LORING fy...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
NOTICE. In accordance *ith an Ordinance of the Town Council, the residue ol tho unsold Town Lots in the Town Of San E mustee?, will bo Sold at Public Auction, on the Ist day of I'cbruary next. Sale to commence at TEN o'clock, A. M. of said day. ' By order of c T TOWN COUNCIL, ban Iranciseo, Jan. 5, 1343. 34-b CO-PARTNERSHIP. The undersigned have this day entered into a copartnership, under the firm of PRUDON Sc HAAN, and are opening a Store at the well known stand of V. Prudon. in Sonoma, where they intend offering a general assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, &amp;c, &amp;c— Their store will be opened at the commencement of the New Year, and they respectfully solicit a share of public patronage. No'pains will be spared, on their part, to please all who may favor them with their custom VICTOR PRUDON, M. J. HAAN. Sonoma, December 12, 1347. 33-b NOTICE. THE Co-Partnership heretofore exietieg under the firm of Haan &amp;. Blume. (and not G. Blume and M. J. Haa...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
NOTICE. In all cases that now arc, or may hereafter come before an Alcalde's Court, whore the amount involved shall exceed l One Hundred Doi.r.Ans, the same shall be decided by a jury, which shall consist of six good and lawfol men. Done at Monterey, the Capital of California, this 29th day of December, A. p., 1847, and of the Independence of the Lnited btates the 72nd. R. B. MASON, Col. Ist Drag's. 3o " u Gov. of California. En todas los casos pendicntes en la Rctualidad, 6 quc en adelante se presenten en los Juzgados de un Alcalde, cuando la cantidad en disputa pasa de cien pesos, el asunto se decidira por un jury compuesto de scis hombrcs buenos y legales. Dado en Monterey, Capital de California a los 29 dias del mes de Diciembre del ano de 1817 y de la Independent de los Estados Unidos c 172. R. B. MASON, Col. del lr Rest, de Draw. Gob. de California. CO-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. THE undersigned have this day entered into a copartnership tinder the name and style of S. H. WILLIAMS Sc....
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
The cd^crial control of the C-alilovnian **■ I"*' wk fcndi* Still in tho chargo of B. R&gt; BackeltW, who is t»/one responsible for all the editorial matter of whatever Complexion appearing in its columns, nud will continue to fee until the return and resumption of his duties by the tditor. All anonymous communications touching individual or corporate capacity are inserted on the personal responsibility uf their respective authors, and then real names will be readily given up on the application of \ho proper person or persona, in the proper manner. Tho 'Star* of last Saturday contains a communication over iho anonymous signature- of" At tho last flection A VOTKR" in which tho writer slab sidally steps into ihe shots of tho JUNIOR editor and commences nn article apparently from good and proper motives, bat we do not to far before we find him in direct party army, nnd in*tcad of supporting the cause of those whom ho espous*d, ho really paints in part I pnj'vcl picture of himse...
(Correspond? nee of the Californian.) [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
(Correspond? nee of the Californian.) Sonoma, Alta California, Jan. Bth, 1343 Mr. Editor :— This has been a day of general excifement here, not only on account of its being the anniyer. snry of Gen. Jack-tons victory at New Orleans, in honor of which a grand salute ires fired by the New York Volunteers stationed here, but oh account of a foul and dastardly crime committed by William W. Scott, th' result of a gambling operation last night. It appear* that a Mr. Mcßice nud Scott had a falling out at tho gaining table and that Me Hire drew deadly weapon? upon Scott, who not being armed at the time, threatened tho life of Mcßico on some future occasion. So about 9 o'clock this morning, Scott proceeded to the lodging of Mcßice with loaded pistols, where he found him Tri bed and report says asleep, when he fired one of the pistols and immediately after threw it out of the window. The ball*, for tho pistol was loaded with two, passed into one side of Mcßice's cheek and out under th» lower ...
For the Californian [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
For the Californian Mr. Editor : —On reading znmvfeic suggestions in the 11 Star" paper of last week, offered for the consideration of our fellow townsmen, I am induced to offer the foilowing, especially for tiie consideration of that talented individual who signs himself ;&lt; A Voter," and for tbe good people of the town in general. There is certainly something in tfce atmosphere that we inhale, or the food that wo eat in San Francsico, which causes some of i's inhabitants to generate largo quantities ofgass. And as yet there has been discover, ed but two modes of escapement — the Town Council, and the public prints. Now sir. I claim to be a citizen of San Francisr am no doubt one of the many who have fora considerable length of time, been lying in a dormant state in regard to the politics of the town. And it was wilhi great deal of pleasure that I perused some few re mart* (by •• Cato") in your last issue: it is the only evidence that I have yet seen that we citizens have...
LOCAL [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
LOCAL r-:T!\!e doings of the town council : W . D, M Howard, Esq. has been absent on business for some time past. V\ . A. Lpidesdorff, Esq. we understood, gave a prirn!e entertainment to some of his fellow citizens the other evening. R. A. Parker, Esq. is attending diligently to his business. W. Glover, E«q. is not the author of the gambling ordinances, passed last week by the town council. W. S. Clark. Esq. has commenced the building of a public wharf at the most practicable point in front of the town, but will shortly have to suspend operations for the want cf funds.
Fi-om the .Vr?r York Herald. THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC. [Newspaper Article] — Californian — 19 January 1848
Fi-om the .Vr?r York Herald. THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC. The annexed discription of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec we have extracted from a communication to the .Vftr Orleans Picayune :—: — About midway betwixt Vera Cruz and Tabasco is a point at which the two oceans approximate so nearly to each other that the Isthmus is only about 120 miles in breadth. This is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and is one of the point? at which it has been ascertained to be practicable to unite them by means of a ship canal. Shoald the progress of our arms result in the annexation of the State of Vera Cruz in its entire extent to the conquered territory, we should be in possession of that portion of the Isthmus whose waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and the remaining portion, or that situated on the Pacific declivity could be taken possession of by a very small force, the country being too sparely inhabited to afford much material for resistance. Then should ■ treaty of peace establish us in quiet posses...