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The Daily Transcript

Sacramento, California

Monday, September 30, 1850

 

CHOLERA - The San Francisco Journal of Commerce of Saturday says:

   Much credence was given in some quarters, yesterday, to a rumor that the Cholera had made its appearance in the city. We were unable to trace the report to any very reliable authority, and therefore hope it may be without foundation.

   We have noticed, for a day or two back, that some apprehensions exist in San Francisco, on account of the Cholera. Some say the Cholera is on the Plains, in Panama, and in the principal ports on the western coast of Mexico, and argue from this that it must come to California. Too much importance is doubtless attached to this disease.  A few deaths on the Isthmus, among the hundreds who cross during the rainy season, and expose themselves in that pestilential climate, is nothing strange. The privations suffered on the Plains are enough  to produce a disease similar to Cholera at any time. The Cholera was last year in Panama and Mexican towns much more severe than we have any accounts of this year, and our country escaped. Surely there is not good ground to expect this disease among us, now that it appears in the mildest form elsewhere, when it avoided us at the time it was raging in its most malignant form all around.

 

CHURCH IN HAPPY VALLEY - The Presbyterians in San Francisco have founded a church in Happy Valley, under the pastoral care of Rev. Samuel H. WILLEY. We trust the founding of a church in Happy Valley will have a happy influence, and make that place in reality, what it is in  name.

 

BATTLE WITH INDIANS ON THE HUMBOLDT- Mr. James SUTTER, who has recently arrived from over the plains, reports the fact of his party having had a severe engagement with the Indians, at the head of the Humboldt river, on the 15th of last month. The following persons were killed: Lyman STEWART, Hendrick ANDERSON, Wm. BARNES, Mr. SOULE, all of McHenry county, Illinois, and Charles RALLA, of Canada. The party lost all their animals but one. This was rode by Mr. SUTTER, and after 

a chase of from 12 to 14 miles, Mr. S. escaped.

   The Indians were about thirty in number. On the succeeding day Mr. S. returned with a party of immigrants, and meeting with another body of Snake Indians, a battle took place, in which fourteen Indians were killed.

 

LOOK OUT FOR YOUR DUST - Those who are returning to their homes in the States cannot be too wary of the villains who are prowling about, “seeking whom they may” take in. About the time of the departure of nearly every vessel, we hear of some poor fellow who has been robbed of his hard earnings in the mines. We learn from the Herald, that a 

trial took place before the Recorder in San Francisco, the other day, for the recovery of money that had been stolen. It appears that three miners, just arrived in that city, on their way homeward, by the names of  BLACKBURN, BLUNT, and BLUSTER, took passage on board the bark Surprise, bound for Panama. On going abroad, they deposited in the hands of Mr. COOKE, who was represented as the master of the vessel, a pair of saddlebags, containing some $7,000 in gold dust. On going into the Captain’s state-room an hour or two afterwards, they found the saddlebags on the floor and rifled of their contents. The evidence not being sufficient to convict Mr. COOKE he was discharged. A civil 

action has been commenced for the amount, and the vessel attached.

 

ATROCIOUS - We learn from the papers at the Bay, that some scoundrels entered the stable of Capt. C.G. SCOTT, of San Francisco, and inflicted a number of wounds upon a pair of beautiful horses, cutting and stabbing them in various places, and endeavoring to hamstring them. We learn that a reward has been offered for their arrest.

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The Daily Transcript

Sacramento, California

Wednesday, October 2, 1850

 

INCENDIARISM - The "Palace", on 2nd street, was fired early yesterday evening. Owing to its timely discovery, and prompt action, the fire was extinguished before it did any damage. The building stands next to the Tehama Theatre, and as all the houses in that quarter of the city are built of wood, they must have been consumed, bur for the early 

discovery.

   Another alarm was raised about ten o'clock, which proceeded from a vessel lying abreast Washington. Some of the upper works were burned, before it was extinguished. As there has been no communication with Washington, since, we have not learned the damage.

   About half past ten o'clock, the cook-room, in rear of the “Gem,” was discovered to be on fire. The cloth ceiling was burned over head, but the fire was fortunately extinguished before any serious damage occurred. This fire was caused, probably, by a snuff from a candle, which fell from a room above, as there had been a light there just 

previously.

 

THE NICARAGUA ROUTE - It is understood, says the Evening Picayune, that in the course of a month or six weeks, arrangements will be completed for the transportation of passengers by this route. The steamers Director and Nicaragua (formerly the Orus) are already plying on the San Juan river and Lake Nicaragua, conveying travellers to the 

ancient city of Granada. From Granada to the bay of San Juan, on the Pacific, the distance is fifteen miles, by a good carriage road.  Carriages have been built at Newark, N.J., and are now, it is probable, on their way to the road. This route will afford a much more safe and comfortable passage than the Chagres and Panama route, which is a disgrace to modern travel. Besides, it will bring us six days nearer the Atlantis coast. The benefits to California will be very important.

 

FROM CARSON VALLEY - We learn from a gentleman who has lately returned form Carson Valley, that several of the traders who have been selling provisions at that point, have lately gone over to the Truckee routs with the supplies they have on hand. This is the only relief the immigrants by that route can receive, till more is sent out from 

California.

   We do not learn anything further about the appropriation of Custom House funds by Col. COLLIER. Can it be that no offer of Government fund has been made . From the fact that nothing has been done since the  offer was made, we fear there is some mistake. Surely, the Relief Committee should have been informed. If there has been money turned over to them.

 

ACCIDENT - Mr. Robert SHIRLEY, of Louisville, Ky., was last evening proceeding to Weberville with his team, and in attempting to mount his wagon to ride, he made a mis-step, fell under the wheels, and they passed over him. His right thigh, just above the knee, was broken. The bone was set by Dr. PROCTOR, since which the patient has been doing 

well. The accident occurred on J street.

 

BULL FIGHTS - These disgusting affairs are still allowed by the City Fathers at Frisco, who are decidedly behind the times, and would do well to imitate the course of our City Council. One of those animals escaped his tormentors and produced quite a “ruction” in one of the crowded streets at the Bay.

 

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY

  On Sunday night last, a German came to the Twelve Mile House, on the Auburn road, and put up for the night. The next morning, he left, taking the road towards this city. Shortly after he left, another man passed the same house, having with him a mule and some baggage, who was also traveling towards this city. It appears that he overtook the 

German after traveling three or four miles, when they both came on together. After they had continued in company a short time, the German drew a pistol and shot his companion in the back of the head. The pistol was loaded with buck shot, which took effect in several places, and completely stunned the man, causing him to fall to the ground, as if dead. The German then commenced rifling the baggage. Before he had finished, a team hove in sight, and he fled. The teamster came up, found the wounded man, and then returned to the Twelve Mile House, where he gave the alarm. Several men immediately started in pursuit of the assassin, but they did not succeed in finding him. He was seen  

afterwards, however, on the way to this city.

   The wounded man has been brought to town, and we understand is like to recover. He had but a small amount of money with him when assassinated, which the German did not find before he was frightened away.

 

DEGENERACY - The events of the day prove quite clearly that there is a degeneracy among the people. A year ago a miner could have left his bag of dust exposed to full view and absent himself a week - his tools might have remained unmolested in any ravine for months - and his goods and chattels, bed and bedding, might have remained along the 

highway for an indefinite period, without being subject to the secreting of any one. Now, however, it requires the utmost diligence to keep the ?dust? from being stolen; the cabin of the miner is frequently entered, examined, and articles thieved; the implements of his trade are not secure out of sight; and indeed a perfect relaxation of morals seems to have taken place. We have been informed of several cases where men who had been engaged in throwing up dirt in dry digging, awaiting the rainy season, have had their thrown up earth completely riddled of every discernible particle of the ore. This is certainly a speedy way of acquiring means - but most reprehensible, and is a matter of exceeding regret, as it is a and reflection on the honesty of mankind.

 

THE ADVANTAGE OF GOOD CHARACTER - Doty GARRETT, a "jemman ob color," got on a spree the other day, during which he cut some "rusties" not exactly in accordance with the ordinances of the City Fathers. The officer who arrested him was slightly cut whilst discharging his duty, and DOTY was arraigned for a breach of the peace yesterday before Recorder WASHINGTON. - The evidence showed that DOTY had borne a good character previously, and had never before been known to get on a 

spree (!). The Recorder regarded the case with clemency, and fined the negro $50 for the offence. Thus much for a good character.

 

THE FLEAS - These tormentors have become so numerous at the Bay that some chap has invented a "bane" which will set them all agog. The fellow will make his "everlasting fortune," if the specific should accomplish its purpose, but from the Altas's opinion of it, we judge the antidote is quite as severe as the disease. That paper says:

   "The article hawked about at a dollar per bottle has but one quality of any considerable pre-eminence; it smells “loud,” and in that respect stands a far more likely chance to poison the nose of the flea-bitten than to stop the mouth of the flea-bitten. We have a vial of it on our desk which it is necessary to cork close to prevent all the fleas in the neighborhood rushing into it for a luxurious bathe.  As it is we are about to remove it, its odor has so attracted all the light-footed gentry here that we are in consequence as speckled as an adder and quite as snakish."

 

OREGON EMIGRANTS - The Spectator of Oregon City reports 1000 wagons destined for Oregon, between Fort Hall and the Dalles, the rear part of the California immigrations having changed its course toward Oregon. Much suffering is being experienced among them from causes the same as those which the California portion has suffered from  Capt. David FISHER of Macon Co., Missouri was killed by the Snake  Indians on his way to Oregon.

   The funeral ceremonies  in honor of Gen. TAYLOR took place at Oregon City on the 12th inst. The procession was large and the Eulogy said to be "well written and happily expressed."

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The Daily Transcript

Sacramento, California

Friday, October 4, 1850

 

 

ITEMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO - The work of planking the principal thoroughfares of San Francisco progresses rapidly. Clay street is nearly finished. The work is going on in Montgomery, Washington, Kearney and Sacramento streets. The boring of the Artesian Wells is still going on in the Plaza. The burnt district is rapidly being built over. We were somewhat surprised at the small size and the general character of many of the houses put up. It seems as if the merchants have calculated the chances, and many of them are so building their stores that they can afford to have them burned down once in so long a time. We understand, however, that the Bella Union is to be re-built of brick. The Parker House, one story of which only has for a long time been standing, is now erected and has the roof on. Workmen have resumed their labor on the large brick building at the North East corner of Kearney and Clay. The grading is gong on in nearly all the streets, and substantial plank conduits to lead off the water that will fall during the rainy season, are being constructed in many of the streets. Wharfs are rapidly shooting out into the Bay, lined on each side with massive store houses; and on the whole, San Francisco 

bears evident marks of being a great metropolis.

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Friday, December 20, 1850

 

 

SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT MARYSVILLE - Mr. S. EBRIGHT, a merchant in Marysville, procured some United States percussion caps on Wednesday last, took them to his store, and laid down a handful of them on his counter. Wishing to give them a trial, he put one on an iron weight,  and gave it a blow, when the whole pile exploded, tearing his clothes from him, and wounding him very badly in the groin. The counter was forced down through the floor, and the goods scattered in all directions. The report of the explosion was heard for at least a mile. Mr. E's life, was for some time dispaired of, but we are happy to state that hi is now probably out of danger.

 

THE SARAH SANDS - This steamer arrived at the Bay on Tuesday last. She brings 70 passengers. The list is in another column. She made the trip in 27 days, bringing four days later dates. We do now learn that her news is of any importance.

 

MURDER AND ARSON AT SAN JOSE - We extract the following account of a wholesale murder committed at San Jose, from the corresponence of the Pacific News:

                SAN JOSE, Dec. 17.

Editors of the Pacific News:

   It becomes my painful duty to inform you of a most horrible murder, or series of murders, committed in the valley on Sunday evening last, on the person Bigley SMITH, Esq., formerly of New Brunswick, N.J., Dr. ZARINSKY, a Pole, and a young Englishman in the employ of Dr. SMITH, whose name I could not learn, and was from Sydney, N.S.W.

   What the circumstances were attending this wholesale massacre, can never be fully known, as the building in which it was committed, the residence of Dr. SMITH, situated on the Guadalupe, about three miles from the Pueblo, was fired and consumed, with all its contents, saving portions of the mutilated remains of the murdered victims.

   This is the most horrible tragedy ever committed in the country, and every effort will be made on the part of our citizens to ascertain and ferret out the perpetrators.

   On the same evening the store of BAKER & Co., near the Madison House, was entered by burglars, and relieved of a portion of its contents to the amount of $300.

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Saturday, December 21, 1850

 

                THE HORRIBLE MURDER AT SAN JOSE

   No. 2 of the California State Journal is before us. We gave in our last the news that a most revolting murder had been committed; the following contains additional intelligence extracted from the Journal:

   Horrible Murder and Arson - On Sunday evening last, our citizens were alarmed by the information that Messrs. BESTER & SMITH's house, about two or three miles from this city, on Los Gatos Creek, was burnt, and some two or three persons had perished in the flames. Early the next morning a number of our citizens, ourselves among the number, started for the scene of disaster. On arriving there, we found the building entirely consumed, and in one corner, and near where the door of the building was, lay the blackened and charred remains of three persons, who had been in full health less than twenty-four hours previously.  The Coroner was sent for, but had not arrived at the time 

we left. In the meantime we made an examination of the premises, and the position of the bodies, and we were satisfied that murder and not accident, as was generally supposed by those present, had done the work of death. In one corner of the room lay a body, supposed to be that of Mr. Digby B. SMITH, with the legs and arms nearly burnt off, the entire abdomen destroyed and the top part of the skull appeared to have been crushed, and was lost. In a parallel line with this body lay another, supposed to be Mr. WOOD, the cook, with the legs and arms similarly burnt, and the entire skull wanting. Between these two bodies lay the blade of a sheath dirk about six inches in length.  Nearer to the door, just below the body last referred to, lay another, since recognized to be Mr. E.G. BARBER's. The skull was also broken as by the blow of an axe. At the feet of this body lay an open jack-knife, the blade of which had the appearance of being corroded with blood.

   The following are the facts, as nearly as we have been able to gather the particulars. About 7 o'clock on Sunday evening, the family of Mr. HAMILTON, who resides  near Mr. BESTER's house, heard the explosion of gunpowder, and in a few moments afterwards their attention was attracted by  a light of the burning house. They immediately hurried to the scene, but the outside of the building was entirely consumed, and the victim beyond the reach of help.

   A Coroner's inquest has been held upon the bodies, and an examination of them proved conclusively that murder had been committed. No clue to the murderers has been discovered.

   The design was evidently the murder of Mr. BESTER; but he had left the house late in the afternoon of the murder. We had the pleasure of a visit from him yesterday. He has taken measures to have the bodies decently interred, and the funeral services are to be performed at the new Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Mr. BRAYTON.

 

CARRIAGES - It is but a few months since the first vehicle that could, with any degree of positiveness, be denominated a carriage, was introduced into our city. But that one has been the forerunner of hundreds, which now chequer out thoroughfares with an air of dispatch and comfort. We observe that the portion of KEARNEY and bordering on 

the Plaza, has been appropriated for a “carriage stand”, where vehicles of this description can be found both night and day. Thus the features of modern luxury are, one by one, being introduced among us.  - San Francisco Herald.

 

On Sunday night last, the store of Mr. J. BRADLEY, on Sansome street, between Washington and Jackson, was entered and robbed of goods the amount of $4,000 or $5000. The door was forced open, the lock being broken off. It is supposed the robbery was committed during the storm, and the goods taken to a boat and carried off by water among the 

articles were twenty kegs of brandy. The police are on the lookout for the robbers, but have not as yet succeeded in arresting any of them. - [Jour of Com

 

ROBBERY OF THE CUSTOMS AT MONTEREY.

   On Sunday, 8th inst., says the State Journal, while Mr. RANDALL, the Collector of Customs at Monterey, was absent from the Custom House, the building was entered by  a number of persons, and some $27,000, part the property of Mr. RANDALL, and the other portion government, was stolen. Immediate pursuit was made, several of the 

depredators captured, and a part of the money recovered. The captured rogues implicated several other persons with them in their confessions, and it is expected that nearly the whole sum will be eventually recovered.

 

COURTS - Yesterday we announced that the Court rooms art San Francisco were to be removed from the Graham House to the California Exchange. 

The Herald says:

   "The County Court room is 20 by 30 feet in size, and that of the District Court 30 feet square. Both are of easy access, and will be fitted up in an eloquent and substantial manner. The dimension of the halls are much contracted. It is said the lower room is to be occupied by the Supreme Court and the United States District Court."

 

DISASTER AND DEATH - We learn that as the brig Venezuela was crossing the bar at the entrance to the harbor, on Tuesday evening, she was “pooped” by a tremendous sea, which stove her stern boat to pieces and destroyed the wheel. A seaman named Henry WINSLOW, who was at the wheel, was thrown with such violence against the pilot house as to crush his skull, inflicting wounds of which he died in about three hours. He was a native of New York city, where his father resides and we believe keeps a jewelry store in Murray street. The captain and mate were both badly bruised - [News

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Tuesday, December 24, 1850

 

Crime at San Jose

   The San Jose State journal of Saturday publishes an account of the later murder at San Hills, and of another outrage committed in the neighborhood of the capitol.

   THE LATE MURDER AT SAND HILLS - We are indebted to Wm. D. HARRINGTON, Esq., for the particulars of the murder of his nephew on the night of Dec. the 5th. The name of the murdered man is Wm. Dudley HARRINGTON, Jr., son of Thomas HARRINGTON, residing in Independence, Mo. Mr. HARRINGTON states that about noon of the day previous to the night on which the murder and robbery were committed, three men, one of which was the leader of the band of robbers, went to Dr. MARSH’s house and inquired for strayed horses. They spent the afternoon in pleasant conversation, and left the house about three o'clock. They returned about 8 o’clock, some fourteen or twenty in number, surrounded the house, and detached a party to surround the tent of Mr. HARRINGTON, which was occupied by Mr. Mortimer WILSON and Mr. Seaburn

ABERNETHY. The noise of the approaching party attracted the attention of the inmates of the tent. Three guns were then immediately fired into it. Mr. HARRINGTON stepped to the door, and the other two gentlemen escaped from the back part of the tent, in the hope of reaching the house. - They discovered however, that it was surrounded by horsemen. At this moment Mr. HARRINGTON was seen by this companions to emerge from the tent, pursued by two horsemen. He was shot in the shoulder by them, pierced with eight lance wounds, and is supposed to have died instantly. He was found dead next morning, lying upon his face. At the same instant that the firing upon the tent commenced, the doors of Dr. MARSH’s house were broken in , the inmates knocked down and bound, and the house rifled of money, watches and guns.

   The leader of the band of robbers, in his conversation on the afternoon before the murder, stated that he was a native of the Argentine Republic, that he had traveled in Europe, and has resided for some time in Mexico. He speaks Spanish fluently, and French and English imperfectly. He is a young man, of short stature, very fair complexion, and black eyes and hair. His manners are pleasing and his appearance rather prepossessing. Look out for him.

     During the whole affair, the robbers, who appeared to be Mexicans, with faces blacked, and who stated that they were 120 in number, obeyed implicitly every command of their leader, who was not disguised. A statement of the whole affair has been put in the hands of Governor BURNETT, and it is to be hoped that he will adopt such measures as will secure the arrest of the villains and give that protection to our farming population which their isolated situations from our cities requires in this emergency.

 

STILL ANOTHER OUTRAGE - Our heart is well nigh sickened with listening to the details of murder and robbery committed almost under our very noses, in this populous city. On Wednesday evening, a Californian whose name we are unable to learn, came to San Jose, and purchased a number of articles of clothing. He started for his home, some three miles from this city, and when near the rancho belonging to Mr. KELL, within a short distance of the scene of last Sunday’s tragedy, was assailed and literally cut to pieces.

   A number of citizens started on Thursday morning to arrest the assassins, if possible. A court, under the jurisdiction of Judge Lynch, personated by M. Claude JONES, Esq., was organized on the spot, and a suspected Mexican threatened with a cravat made of rialz, without he told who the murderers were. He revealed the names of two or three persons, among whom was his own  father, as being concerned in the murder. Efforts are now being made to arrest those implicated.

 

NEW ARRANGEMENT - We understand (says the S.F. Herald) that the steamers New Orleans and Confidence, the former under command of Capt. WAKEMAN, late of the New World, and the latter with Capt. GANNETT, will commence daily trips to Sacramento with the present week, leaving Central Wharf on alternate days. The Confidence is a fast traveller, as has been demonstrated by her late trip from Panama. She is spoken of as late one of the fastest boats plying the North River, New York, and as still being capable of making excellent time. The New Orleans, in addition to her sailing qualities, has unsurpassed accommodations and capacity.

 

ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER CONFIDENCE - The steamer Confidence, J.P. GANNETT commanding, arrived in our port on Saturday morning last, 7 months from New York, 26 days from Panama, and 13 days from Acapulco. She left Panama on the 24th of November, at which time no additional new as that was brought by the Carolina, had reached that place. Her passage from Acapulco was accomplished in as good time as is generally attained by the ocean steamers. The Confidence is a small though substantial and finely modeled boat. She comes consigned to SMITH, BENSLEY &Co., and will be immediately placed on the Sacramento route.  - [S.F. Herald

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Wednesday, December 25, 1850

 

THE MARQUESAS CAPTIVES - We learn from the Herald that Col. HAYS and Major CAPERTON returned to San Francisco from Stockton on Sunday, bringing one of the Marquesas women in search of whom they went. The others are, it is said, in San Francisco, and it is expected that the police will soon fetter them out.

 

INFORMATION WANTED - We are requested to ask for information on the whereabouts of Mark McCRACKENS, by trade a printer, who came to this country with Col. STEVENSON's regiment, attached to Co. F. Any intelligence concerning him will be gladly received, and mat be directed to Hon. John ALLEN, San Francisco.

 

BOLD ATTEMPT - Yesterday, about noon, the dwelling occupied by Mr. Reuben RAMSDELL, on N street, was entered by a thief, and his trunk opened and sleeping apartments thoroughly searched, but the rogue wasn’t up to his profession and passed over the treasure. This was certainly a most daring attempt, and all housekeepers and others should be on the alert as our city is no doubt infested with a regular band of marauders.

 

MEDAL RETURNED - Several weeks ago one of the Aldermen called repeatedly at Mr. WOODRUFF’s in order to get his medal; he wanted his medal; it was his and he would have it. At last he got it, but strange to say, on Friday he sent the pretty toy back to the goldsmith. The jeweller, however, refused to receive it, and thus the Alderman will find himself compelled to pay for the medal that he “wanted”and :would have. - [Herald

 

 

MURDER - On Sunday night last, at Dig by Smith’s Raucine, were found the bodies of three murdered men, two of them proving on investigation, to be Digby SMITH and partner, each pierced with two balls, and the third, a stranger, having his head split open. It is yet unknown if robbery was committed also, as the tenements were consumed. It is surmised that the stranger was one of the attacking party, and lost his life in the struggle that ensued. - [Stockton

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Monday, December 30, 1850

 

THE STEAMER H.T. CLAY - We paid a visit to this boat on Saturday, in company with the attentive agent, Mr. WATSON, and were surprised to find it so neat and comfortable in all its arrangements. The Clay is a most substantial vessel, and is supplied with state-rooms above, where boats usually have open berths. It runs in connection with the West Point, another decided favorite of the public, and as they are both light-draught, are capable of carrying a large amount of freight at the lowest stages of the river.

 

THE HERCULEAN - This excellent schooner, which has recently been caulked, painted, etc., at an expense of $1000, will be sold this morning by J.B. STARR. Masters and captains will do well to attend the sale, as a bargain may be had.

 

FRUIT SALE, ETC. - Remember the sale of CLARKE and MILNE this morning. They will offer one of the greatest variety of knickknacks, in the eating line, that has ever been presented to the Sacramentans. They are here, too, just at the moment that those things are most relished - the holidays are here - and with them come the natural desire for 

niceties not dreamed of on other occasions. Go, then, to the sale, and lay in your supplies, for they will be sold at bargains.

 

LAUGH AND GROW FAT - If you are in need of a good laugh, stop at CONNER & FORREST's, on 2d street, and examine some of the pencil sketches which are peculiarly Californian. They may be seen on the large placard.

 

THE MOUNTAIN CAT - Yesterday, we observed one of the hombres on his way for the Atlantic side, with a mountain cat very cozily perched on his shoulder, which seemed to look on the bustle and noise incident to the departure of a steamer, with the air of an old “tom,” who has been familiarized to city life. The mountain cat is altogether unlike the 

tame species, the body being covered with long dark grey hair, and a head and nose that resembling of the racoon.

 

NEW QUARTERS - Gov. BURNETT and family have taken up their permanent residence in the new town of Alviso, about eight miles from San Jose.

 

A LARGE STOCK - We learn from the Pacific News that some of the rancheros of Santa Barbara county give in from $15,000 to $20,000, as the value of their stock alone. The returns of the late census combine a vast amount of most useful information.

 

THE MARQUESAS FEMALES - Considerable feeling has been manifested in San Francisco in consequence of an alleged abduction of four or five women from the Marquesas Islands, buy Capt. SNOW. It has also been represented that the females were subjected to cruel, if not base treatment by the Captain after his arrival in port. Capt. SNOW stated 

that the charge is false, and originated with some of his crew because he would not permit some rather forward advances on their part. The case was tried before the Recorder, and Captain SNOW was remanded, on account, we understand, of having restrained the Marquesians of full liberty after they came within the jurisdiction of this State, and the 

other version is for having kidnapped them. Bail $5000.

 

MORTALITY REPORT - the following is the mortality report of this city for the week ending Dec. 28th:

Diarrhea and Dysentery - 3

Typhoid Fever - 2

Consumption - 1

Disease of the liver - 1

Disease unascertained - 2

Whole number - 10

   The record of deaths may be seen at the Cotlin Wareroom of E.S. 

YOUMANS, on 4th street, between J and K.

 

Names of those persons deceased from the 21st to the 28th of December inclusive, arranged for the Transcript, by E.S. YOUMANS.

Dec. 23d - A Spaniard, name unknown;

                Wm. W. SPALDING, 23, Me;

24th - Geo PADDOCK, 19, Mo;

                John V. SHEPHERD, 45, Henry co, Iowa;

25th - Joseph F. SILVER, 42, New York;

                Prior HALL, 47, Illinois;

                John P. HARRISON, 22, Mo.;

26th - Infant child of John BROWN;

27th - Manuel ALEXANDER, 30, Azores;

28th - J.H. KINGSBURY, 30, Mass.

 

 

We like the story of a blacksmith who was urged to bring a suit for slander. He said he could go into his shop and hammer out a better character than all the courts in Christendom could give him.

 

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Tuesday, December 31, 1850

 

THE MARYSVILLE LINE - The Gov. Dana and Fashion now connect at this city with the Senator and New World, and thus complete a regular line between San Francisco and Marysville.

 

LATER FROM THE MOUNTAIN - INDIAN TROUBLES - Dr. D.S. SERIVEN, who has lately arrived in San Francisco from the Mariposa country, furnishes the Journal of Commerce with the following interesting intelligence:

   Great excitement prevails throughout the Mariposa region, in consequence of the difficulties that are apprehended with the Indians.  SAVAGE, the white chief, had entirely failed in his efforts to pacify them, and they had on the contrary commenced hostilities. At the Fresnos the attacked Savage's camp, and murdered three men, besides destroying his houses and goods. The Indians that have been with Savage have deserted him - even his squaws. As soon as he was informed of this, he went in pursuit of them with twenty-five men. On the second day they were overtaken, but were in such large numbers, as to render it advisable to refrain from hostilities. The Indians told SAVAGE of the depredations at the Frenos, and that they were the mortal enemies of the whites. They wished him to tell the whites that they were their enemies, and should murder all who fell in their way.

   Upon being informed of this, Savage and his party returned to Mariposa, at the same time visiting the surrounding mines, and informing the diggers and others of the dangers to which they are exposed. Companies were immediately raised and organized, and were on the point of leaving in pursuit of the Indians.

   A bloody fight is supposed to have taken place ere this, as the Indians were seen collecting in large numbers at the Fresnos.

   A report has reached Stockton that the silver mines discovered several months since, beyond the Sierra Nevada, have proved very rich, and large quantities have already been secured. During the summer, it will be remembered, companies were started in Stockton and Mariposa to work them - they have been remarkably successful.

 

INDIAN AGENTS - Dr. O.M. (not legible) and Mr. Reddie McKEE, the Indian Agents for California and Oregon, arrived at San Francisco on the last steamer. These gentlemen have power to form treaties with the Indians.

 

A bold attempt to rob Mr. Charles MINTURN's safe, was made in San Francisco on Saturday night last. The rogues had well nigh succeeded in their plans, when the porter discovered them, and frightened them away.

 

ROBBERY - A man was found in Kearney street, early yesterday morning, in a state of insensibility. On his head was a severe wound, which had the appearance of having been produced by a slung-shot. He was known to three or four individuals who procured medical aid for him, but we could not ascertain his name. His friend said he had been knocked down and robbed of a watch and a sum of money - [Alta, of yesterday.

 

An attempt to murder Mr. T. Belcher KAY was made on Sunday morning, between one and two o'clock. Mr. KAY was returning home from the ball, and was assaulted by a party of ruffians, one of who struck him on the head with an axe. Dr. McMILLAN dressed his wound, which is a very ugly one, though not supposed to be mortal. The person who made the murderous assault has been arrested.

 

DEATHS IN SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 - Peter VON LIEN, Ohio, 39, cholera, Moses JORDIN, Ireland, 31, cholera; Thomas JOHNSON, degeneration of the mind; Nathaniel J. PHILIPS, Denmark, 22, cholera; Edward MOS, Ohio, 25, chronic diarrhea; Wm. M?KINNIE, Scotland, 25, cholera; Geo. W. BEAM, Mass, 35, dysentery; Margaret FARINGTON, Eng., dysentery.

 

MELANCHOLY - Mr. R. BAKER, one of the proprietors of the El Dorado, at Stockton, left San Francisco some two months since to meet his wife and family at Panama. They started for San Francisco on board the Northerner. On their way up, he and his wife were taken with fever and died, leaving four orphan children.

 

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Tuesday, January 7, 1851

 

                POSTSCRIPT

By This Morning’s Boat

Through Freeman & Co.’s Express

                Tennessee not Arrived.

   Yesterday morning’s San Francisco papers are before us. The Tennessee had not arrived up to the boat’s departure.

   We perceive by the Alta that Calhoun BENHAM, Esq., has resigned the office of District Attorney, for San Francisco.

   The first number of the San Jose Daily Argus has appeared. It is a democratic sheet.

   A new and elegant theatre is being erected in Stockton, corner of Centre and Levee streets.

   Strong evidence of a desire, among the citizens of San Francisco, to return to the good old Lynch Law, are manifesting themselves.

 

DISTRESSED VESSEL - A vessel bearing French colors was observed about three o'clock yesterday afternoon, outside the  heads, with foremast, topmast and bowsprit gone; also, a signal of distress flying. The rescue cutter went to her assistance.

   The papers come filled with accounts of robberies, burglaries, thefts, &c.

 

DISCHARGED - Marcus SPENCER, whose arrest we noticed last week, on suspicion of being concerned in the late Sand Hill murder, has been examined, with two other persons subsequently arrested on the same charge, and was discharged for want of proof.

 

THE LATE MURDER AT BESTER'S RANCHO. - The utmost exertions of our indefatigable Coroner, Mr. CAMPBELL, has failed to throw any light upon the murder. The mouths of all the Mexican population resident in the vicinity of the scene of slaughter, were mysteriously sealed, although there were good grounds to suspect that they knew more that they chose to tell

 

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Wednesday, January 8, 1851

 

LYNCH LAW ON THE MOKELUMNE - So numerous are horse-thieves, and so exasperated have the public become, that those caught hereafter, will have the full benefit of the law of the State, if it is applied; and if that is not convenient, a Judge Lynch can be found in any crowd, who will preside over the case; and woe to the luckless thief who is 

brought into that court. This class of offenders need expect no further clemency, for all classes are "down" off them, and the quicker they burnish their morals and alter their mode of procuring a livelihood, the better it will be for themselves.

   Judge Lynch presided over several cases lately, along the Mokelumne, and the prisoners had a tight fit in escaping with their lives. We learn from the Stockton Times that on Thursday last, a fellow by the name of Jessie DINWIDDIE, was caught with a number of horses belonging to Jas. SIMPSON & Co., in his possession, and was taken into custody and brought into Staples & Co.’s ranch, on the Mokelumne, where the citizens assembled to give him a trial. A jury of twenty-two was selected, Judge Lynch on the bench, and the evidence was so strong against the prisoner, that the jury stood ten for, and twelve against hanging. Not being able to agree on this sort of punishment, it was proposed that one side of his head should be shaved - that he be branded with H.T. on his right arm, and receive fifty lashes on his bare back- all of which was agreed to, and was administered, and he was ordered to leave the region in twenty-four hours, and never be seen there again, under the penalty of being hung.

 

The editor of the State Journal at San Jose, requests those who are in the habit of pilfering from his wood pile, to be kind enough to take some of the knotty logs, and not that which has been sawed and split, as that is unfair. This is giving the people of your burgh a bad name, friend DeVoe.

 

A fellow was recently taken up in Calaveras county for horse-stealing.  A jury was empanelled, Judge Lynch presiding, and the man sentenced  to be hung. His life was begged for by a gentleman present. The judge and jury listened to the appeal, and commuted the punishment to fifty lashes, and a brand of "horse thief."

 

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The Transcript

Sacramento City,

Thursday, January 23, 1851

 

Our Power Press in Operation.

   To-day's issue of the Transcript is the first struck off by our new power press. This is one if Hoe's large cylinder presses, and is the first one put up in California out of San Francisco. We are now enabled to strike off a very large number of sheets in a brief space of tie, and to detain our paper till the last moment in the morning, in order to lay before our readers an hour or two afterwards, the very latest intelligence that arrives from all parts of the State.

   Our press was put up by Mr. Wm. DUNN of San Francisco. He is an admirable workman, and has had the satisfaction of putting up the first Steam-Press in San Francisco - that of the "Alta" - and now the first in Sacramento. We can recommend him as a neat and expeditious workman.

   We have large supply of excellent paper now due, which was made expressly for the Transcript, and in a few weeks, when all our arrangements shall have been completed, we shall be ready to meet entirely the wants of this rapidly advancing community. We expect also by the next steamer, an additional supply of job type, and in the course of a month, an entire new office for our newspaper.

   For the mail that leaves on the first proximo, we shall issue a steamer paper on A DOUBLE SHEET, the size of the double Alta California, containing news from all parts of California, also from Oregon, the Sandwich Islands, &c. We are now enabled to do job work at the shortest notice, and should be happy to accommodate our patrons on the most reasonable terms.

 

THE CITY LOCK-UP - Mr. COGSWELL, from the committee appointed by the council, to select a suitable place as a "lock-up," reported in favor of renting the basement of Mr. MERRITT's brick building, situated on the corner of 2d and J streets. The  price demanded in $300 per month.  The committee were instructed to close a contract, provided the room could be obtained for $200 in scrip, per month.

 

SCRIP ADVANCING - Dr. MACKENZIE stated last evening that he had obtained 75 cents on the dollar for city scrip[. In consequence of the sales of property for taxation, city scrip is decidedly on the advance.

 

SEVENTY MEN KILLED BY INDIANS - In our postscript on Tuesday morning, we copied an article from the News, giving an account of a battle that had taken place between some whites under Capt. SAVAGE, and the Indians. Also in regard to the descent of Indians on a party of whites, in which a large number were killed. The rumor was doubted, 

but more recent information confirms the painful truth.

   The News has subsequently received intelligence confirming the statement, and also of the masacre of seventy whites. The News says:

   "We learn from our San Jose correspondent, that late on Sunday evening last, an express from the Mariposa reached the Governor, bringing the sad news of a disastrous engagement with the Indians, at night. SAVAGE had attacked them one afternoon, early in last week, and had killed about thirty of their number, with the loss of only two of 

his men. The party then encamped on the field, and during the night they were attacked by the Indians, with the loss of about seventy of their number.

   The action of the government will, no doubt, be prompt and energetic, and thus alone the evil can be stayed."

 

Late from Nevada City.

   We are indebted to Mr. DAVIS, of Davis & Co.’s Express, for the following item of intelligence from Nevada City.

   Mr. DAVIS informs us that there is a good deal of excitement there on account of Dr. LENOX having been murdered, while sitting in his office. He was shot about 9 o'clock last Sunday evening, the murderer firing through the front window. The ball entered on one side, and passing through the abdomen, came out at the other. The Dr. lived 

about an hour after he was shot. Before he died he stated that it was Col. Lewis M. BEST, or Capt. FITZPATRICK, who had shot him. Both these persons were therefore arrested. The trial commenced before Justice EDWARDS on Monday. Our informant left Nevada on Tuesday morning. The prisoners had been put under bonds of $1000 each to appear again on Tuesday morning. The principal evidence that was adduced on the part of the State, was threats made by BEST. It seems that the difficulty between them had been one of long standing, having commenced on the plains last summer. It grew out of some partnership arrangements relative to California. It was currently stated around town, that LENOX had already attempted to shoot BEST, but that the caps were bad, and the gun did not go off.

 

 

Sacramento Transcript

Thursday January 23, 1851 

ITEMS FROM THE BAY

There is no doubt of the election of Dr. ROBINSON and Mr. CRONISE for Aldermen and Mr. GIBBS for Assistant, at the election at San Francisco on Monday.

ESCAPE FROM PRISON - John Manuel POSE, confined upon a charge of stealing $2100 from Joseph GRIFFITHS at Sacramento City, escaped from the prison at that place, and is supposed to be in this city.

He is described as being five feet, nine inches in height, dark complexion, full face and small eyes. A reward of $500 is offered for his apprehension - [Casserly’s Balance. 

AN ELOPEMENT - A woman named Mrs. GREEN, left the protection of her husband to share the fortunes of a man named Edwin CARROLL. They took the steamer for Sacramento yesterday afternoon. A few moments after the departure of the boat, the husband made his appearance on the wharf, but finding himself belated, philosophically concluded to made the best of it, and let time, instead of a bullet convince them of their baseness. 

A LARGE SEAL - A seal, weighing from 150 to 200 pounds was being exhibited on the Long Wharf, last Saturday. It was shot on the coast by a hunter, and brought to this city as a curiosity. It is singular that these inhabitants of the frozen regions should find their way to this latitude. - Pac. News.

About ten o’clock last night, two desperadoes disguised as Indians, attacked a gentleman named WATKINS, near the corner of Powell and Union streets. Their object was without doubt, robbery, and perhaps murder, but their designs were frustrated by the coolness and courage of Mr. W., who instantly presented a Colt’s revolver and fired, wounding one of his assailants severely, whereupon the other took to his heels. The wounded rascal managed to escape by crawling beneath an untenanted house near by until Mr. W. departed. Our citizens, such as leave occasion to traverse north beach or vicinity late at night, would do well to always be well prepared to give any one who may assail them a warm reception. - [Casserly’s Balance. 

STEAMER MAJOR TOMPKINS BLOWN UP!!!

One Man Instantly Killed, and Several Wounded!

We are much indebted to Mr. S.G. WHITE, Messenger of the prompt Express of Freeman & Co., and Mr. AYERS of the New England hotel, for the following particulars of a most melancholy disaster.

The Steamer Major Tompkins, on her downward trip to San Francisco, last evening, when she was thirty miles below this city, burst her boiler, wounding and scalding some six or eight persons, and killing instantly one man belonging to the boat.

The steamer West Point took most of the passengers to San Francisco, the New World took the remainder to our city this morning. The disaster occurred about half past four o’clock yesterday afternoon.

Dr. GOUCH, who was on board of the Tompkins, and Mr. BRANNAN rendered every assistance in their power. Capt. J.D. PHILLIPS, mate of the Tompkins, and D.S. KELSEY, Captain of the West Point, and Captain Hutchings, of the New World, deserve more than a passing notice - also, J.S. ARNOLD, Mr. GAMBLE, the steward of the N. World, Dr. HALSE and Mr. &yers, (sic) who rendered valuable assistance.

The following is a list of the killed and wounded so far as our informants were able to procure them:

KILLED

Edward Tracy, fireman.

 

WOUNDED

Edward Lamb, badly scalded.

Richard Waters, badly scalded.

Mr. Taylor, clerk. badly scalded.

Mr. Johnson, of the Magnolia, badly scalded.

Dr. C.T. WHITTIER, badly scalded.

J.R. Lunt, slightly scalded.

Edw. Giles, slightly scalded.

____ Orr, slightly scalded.

H.A. WHITING, slightly scalded.

S. Cunningham, slightly scalded.

 

Immediately after the disaster, and whilst Dr. Whittier was suffering the most intense pain, and all excitement on board the Tompkins a villain stepped up and took off his gold watch, and was about appropriating. It. He was however seen by a person, and the watch was re-taken.

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Sacramento Transcript

Saturday January 25, 1851 

 

 

(Note: this is a partial article about a steamer explosion)

Some of the machinery had become disarranged, causing her steam head to be blown off. The following are the sufferers, as furnished to us:

 

E.D. TRACY, fireman, dead.

Richard MARTIN, of London, Eng., dead.

Badly Scalded or Burnt

Richard WATERS;

Simeon CUNNINGHAM, 2d engineer;

Edward LAME, fireman;

Edward LYONS, of Mississippi;

Mr. ORR, of Michigan;

Dr. C.T. WHITTIER, of Sacramento;

Mr. JOHNSON, of the Magnolia, Sacramento;

Slightly Scalded or Hurt

H.A. WHITING,  Andrew MOWH, of Miss.

E.D. WHITTLE,  Edward FALLON,

J.R. LUNT  Edward GILES,

Mr. TAYLOR, 2d clerk.

 

We are happy to state that all those brought to this city by the New World, are recovering as rapidly as could be anticipated. We believe that Dr. WHITTIER, Mr. WHITING and Mr. LUNT, were the only persons brought up the night of the disaster.

Dr. CROUCH, of Marysville, was active in administering to the wants of the scalded, being on board of the West Point, which steamer was close at hand when the accident happened.

Every attention was afforded by the officers of both the New World and West Point. 

STOCKTON VALLEY ITEMS

VALUABLE DISCOVERY - A great sensation has been created in this place, by the discovery by Mr. BOURS, of this city, of another vein of metalliferous quartz, in the neighborhood of Sonora, of amazing richness. It is said that all great discoveries are made by accident; so in this case, Mr. BOURS had dismounted from his mule to light a cigar, and kicked from the earth a piece of quartz to ignite his match with, when, to his surprise, he found it studded with gold. From further explorations, he found that he had stumbled upon the richest mine in California. The vein is about ten inches in thickness, and Mr. Bours is convinced that the quartz contains nearly 50 per cent of the precious metal. We saw twenty pounds of quartz from the vein, and are quite confident that this estimate is rather below than above the average. Mr. Bours is on his way to San Francisco to organise a company to work the vein on an extensive scale. [Times. 

Little Joe, who murdered a Chilian, in the El Dorado last week, was captured on last Sunday, at Mokelumne Hill, and lodged in jail, in our city last evening. - [Jour. 

The Transcript

Sacramento City

Friday, January 25, 1851

 

 

ITEMS FROM THE BAY

   The Sacramento Council - The Herald is commenting upon the action of the Council in passing the ordinance over the veto of the Mayor, wresting from that officer all supervision over the finances of the city, says that it’s the most infamous and high handed assumption ever attempted by a municipal body. They have passed an ordinance 

notwithstanding the Mayor’s veto, giving the Council power to issue bonds without the signature of the Mayor. This ordinance was passed with but one dissenting voice - Alderman HARDENBERGH. "If the people of Sacramento endure this, they deserve to be ruled by just such a Council."

 

Large Lump - We saw, yesterday, a mass of gold bearing quartz from the neighborhood of Carson's Creek, which weighed nine pounds avoirdupois and contained 20 ounces of gold, worth about $100.-[Public Balance.

 

New Steamer - A new steamer called the Ontario, has commenced her trips from New York to Chagres. -[Alta.

 

Squatters And Anti-Renters - A few of the individuals of this class, who exercise the primitive right of acquiring titles to lands, found their stakes somewhat summarily pulled up in Happy Valley, on Monday.  Deeds, by the holders thereof, were thought to be better evidence of property. -[Alta.

 

   Brutal And Inhuman Assault - A person named CONCKLIN entered a house kept by Mrs. Elmira GREEN, on Broadway, near Montgomery street, and demanded the payment of a bill, which he alleged was owing by her husband. Upon  her refusing payment and referring him to her husband, CONCKLIN commenced abusing her in the vilest epithets imaginable, to which she answered with equal spirit. Finally some remarks of hers so exasperated him, that he kicked her several times in the lower part of the abdomen. The atrocious brutality of this was aggravated by the fact that the woman is far advanced in a state of pregnancy. The neighbors would have lynched him, but that he made his escape. -[Ib

 

  MURDER - A Mexican, named Jose FERNANDEZ, had some words with a Frenchman, at a Mexican Fonda, in Pacific near Dupont street, last evening, when the former inflicted several stabs upon the person of the Frenchman, causing his death within one-half an hour. Officer COFFIN arrested the murderer.-[Ib

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Sacramento City

Monday, January 27, 1851

 

RAPID TRAVELLING - The steamer Republic made the last trip down, from San Francisco to Acapulco, in the short space of eight days and twelve hours, and to Panama in seventeen days! The detention in coming up was owing to the inferiority of her coal.

 

THE STOCKTON POST MASTER - Jonathan TITTLE, Esq., who has been recently appointed Post Master at Stockton is the same gentleman who succeeded Mr. FREELAND in the Post Office in this city.

 

ESCAPED FROM THE PRISON BRIG - On Friday night last, John BROWN, who had been found guilty of horse-stealing the day before, and sentenced by the Jury to four years' imprisonment, escaped from on board the prison ship. It appears that BROWN cut through the floor of his prison  into the hold of the vessel, and as there was no obstruction, he kept on until he got underneath the ladies cabin, which he entered through a hatchway. BROWN then groped his way to the stern of the vessel, where he escaped through a window, dropping a distance of ten feet into the water. Being a sailor, we presume he effected his way to the shore quite easily.

 

THREE MORE HORSE-THIEVES SENTENCED - On Saturday last three more persons received their sentence in the District Court, for the crime of horse-stealing. Jonathan HERNDON for eighteen months; Charles CURRIER for two years; and Charles HUFF for two years - to be imprisoned in the State prison.

   The address of Judge ROBINSON previous to passing sentence on the prisoners, was well calculated work on the feelings of even a stoic crime. The Judge adverted to the wide-spread extension of the crime for which they had been convicted, the insecurity of that kind of property - the violations of law committed on account of such offences 

- the results of leaving the paths of honesty in this country where labor was so well rewarded, and the walking in forbidden paths; and advised, in forcible and happy language, that when relieved from their imprisonment, they would pursue such a course as led to peace of mind here, and happiness thereafter.

   We followed the prisoners to the brig, and heard the Sheriff give orders for their being immediately placed in irons, and so secured that escape would be impossible.

 

RETURNED - Justice D.D. BULLOCK has returned from his tour of pleasure, and is again ready to do business at his court on K street.

 

MURDER AT PLACERVILLE -- We learn from Placerville, that a small party of Indians approached the suburbs of that place, and fired into a house where several men were sitting. One was killed outright, the other was shot through the lungs and was not expected to recover. The Indians escaped.

 

THE INDIAN MOUND - The knoll in the public square on J street, is said to be the remains of an old Indian mound. The sympathies of the public for this relic of the past were so strong, that a petition has been in circulation to prohibit any one from injuring it, or removing any dirt from that quarter. The Council on Saturday evening, by a decided vote, prohibited the taking away of dirt form the public square.

 

MURDER OF MR. HICHS - The “Balance” at San Francisco, contains a report that the proprietor of Hick's Rancho was found dead a short distance from his home, on Tuesday last, supposed to have been murdered by the two men lynched there the Sunday previous. We presume the "Balance" has been misinformed, as those in this city who have the “run” of that section of the country, know nothing about it, and have never heard such a rumor. One of the persons lynched, has been in the city ever since, and he of course should not have such an imputation cast upon him.

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Saturday, March 22d, 1851

 

Arrival of two Steamers.

AWFUL MURDER ON THE ISTHMUS - MR. GWIN’S LAND BILL IN THE SENATE - NO MINT FOR CALIFORNIA - DEATH OF MR. KAUFFMAN OF TEXAS - LEWIS CASS RE-ELECTED TO THE U.S. SENATE - ROBERT RANTOUL SENATOR FROM MASSACHUSETTS - AWFUL STEAMBOAT DISASTER, 130 LIVES LOST

The Columbia arrived at San Francisco yesterday morning, about eleven o’clock.

The steamer Panama arrived at half past three, a few moments before the New World left for this city.

We are under special obligations to Mr. WHITE, of FREEMAN & Co.’s Express, for the earliest information.

We are also indebted to FREEMAN & Co.. for similar favors.

We are indebted to FREEMAN & Co., for the following detail of a horrid and wholesale murder on the Chagres river, taken from the Panama Star of the 1st March.

“Six men and two women were killed on Saturday morning between “Dos Hermanos” and “Pima Blanco” on the Chagres river. The body of a man was discovered attached by his clothing to a snag in the river. Proceeding up the river there were found the bodies of four other men and one woman, most of them having caught by their clothing to snags.

Mr. RUNNELS found also two graves partially uncovered. The bodies were all most horribly mutilated. On Tuesday Mr. R. learned that a boat containing eight returned Californians went down the river, and these are supposed to be the person murdered. None of the names are known, and the whole affair is involved in mystery.”

 

PASSENGERS PER STEAMER PANAMA - Dr. VANDYKE, J.W. AUSTIN, Mr. EYRE, Capt. JAYNES, Rev. Mr. DAUBET, Mr. SMITH, Jr., W.G. PHELPS, Mrs. Gen. SMITH and two servants, Col. BAKER and Lady, Mr. HAWLEY and Lady, Mr. SCOFF, Lady and two children, Mrs. PIERSON, two children and two servants, Dr. GEARY, Lady and two children, Mr. DEWER and Lady, Mrs. TURNER, Rev. Mr. MINES and lady, Mr. BUCKELLER and Lady, Mrs. JUDAH, Mrs. FREEMAN, Mrs. Maria HOMER, Mr. RAULETT and Lady, Mr. STORIN and Lady, Mrs. WHITE and child, Mrs. HAYNES, Mr. COLE, Mrs. Dr. BURRELL, Mrs. Dr. ADKINS, U.S.A., D.H. HASKELL, E. VAIL, A. STASON, Geo E. PAINE, Capt. SPALDING, H.H. WISE, C.H. LEWIS, J. COWELL, W. PETTET, G.H. GRANT, A.B. NORRIS, W.J. EAMES, J. LEDGEORICK, G.L. RICE, S. STEVENS, A.L. STEVENS, Mr. SLOCUM mail agent, Mr. COOLEY Asst. do., Lieut. ALLEN, Mr. CHANDLER, M.E. KELLY, J.A. HILL, C.H. CLINCH, J.C. BAUGHER, H. HUFF, J.W. PIDER, S.S. HOLMAN, Geo. SERRIS, J.L.N. SHEPPARD, N.B. STONE, N. HOUSTON, G.M. S!

 MITH. Mr. LAMOREAUX, Mr. LACUM, Mr. MARTIN, B.F. HASTINGS, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. BOGART, E.R. MORRE, G.W. KELSEY, J.S. VASSEUR.

 

PER STEAMER COLUMBUS, FROM PANAMA - Mrs. ROMES, 4 children and servant, Mrs. McLANE and 3 children, Mrs. LARRIMER and child, Mrs. O?CONNER, 4 children and servant, Mrs. BEAM and child, Mr. BEAM, Mrs. BAILEY and 3 children, Mrs. BLACKSTEIN and 2 children, Mr. BLACKSTEIN, Mrs. DODGS and child, Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. BONNARD and 2 children, Mrs. MEIGS and 2 children, Lieut. WYMAN U.S.A., R.R. GRIFFITH, Mr. HARRISON, L. DOUGLASS, C. GILCHRIST, Mr. COOLEY, Mr. VANHORN, W. CORNER, J. GOLDSTEIN, H.M. COHON, R. CORNELL, S. HOPPER, Doet SALISBURY, J.N. TUCKER, R. RICHARDSON, J. WADLEY, J. STINSON, A. ABRAMS, J. BLACKWELL, G. HAYNES, J.G. LANZ, A. TANDLER, N. FRINK, L. HERISH, N.NEWSTEAD, G.A. COX, G.S. GILBERT, T. BUTCHER, C. HOWARD, J. TRAVIS, S. KING, U. SHELHAMMER, F. GOLDEN, S.G. HOBBS, G.H. LYTLE, J. GOODFELLOW, S.S. GOODFELLOW, A. BRAINARD, M. DONICAN, J. DONICAN, Mr. BROWN and 3 servants, Mr. J.BROWN, S.R. MELVIN, Wm. ELLIOTT, J. ELLIOTT, J. FRISBY, J.C. HUDSPETH, W.!

  BURNS, C.W. COOK, W. DONALDSON, B WOLF, J. FILKINNER, N.H. LANE, A. WILMUTH, H. FREEMAN, E. GRANGER, D.L. PHILIPS, E.M. CHAPIN, P. ATKINDON, J.R. CLEVELAND, S.D. CLEVELAND, A. SNOW, W.W. SIMMONS, H.B. ELLSWORTH, H. CHICKERING, E.W. CHICKERING, C.B. LEACH, J.S. LANE, E. FITZGERALD, B. WHITE, C.J. DEERING, W.O PHILIPS, J. RHOADES, W. ANSPACH, W.H. REDDING, D. ELI, O. CLENEY, C. ANTHONY, A. McREE, J. McREE, A.T. ARRONSWORTH, N. LINTURN, A. WHELTON, B. GERHARD, J. DRECHER, J.A. CONGARAN, J.T. BRADY, S. REESE, R. DAVIS, T. CARNER, Mrs. HARMER and 3 children, Mrs. HOGAN and 3 children, T. DAVIS, J.A. CLEMSNTS, Mr. CALLENDER and servant.

 

ANOTHER HANGING

Lynching Of An Indian!!!

Coyote JOE, Hung at Jackson, Calaveras Co.

It will be seen by the following letter that an Indian named Coyote Jim was executed at Jackson, Calaveras County, on Tuesday last. The readers of the “Transcript” will remember an account published to the murder of an old man named Allen THOMPSON, by some Indians, and that the evidence went to show that the murderers were Coyote Jim and Joe. The particulars of the affair are found in the letter below:

JACKSON, CALAVERAS COUNTY,

                 March 20, 1851

Messrs. Editors - Some of your readers will probably remember that on old man named Allen THOMPSON, was murdered in his camp near this place, in June last. Two Indians, Coyote Joe and Jim, were examined by the magistrate here shortly afterwards, and the evidence being conclusive that they were the perpetrators of the robbery and murder, they were committed to Stockton jail to await their trial at the next term of the District Court. The insufficiency of our enacted laws to punish crime, was not not so well known by our people at that time as at present, or they would have been summarily disposed of, and the country saved a great deal of expense. As it was, the Court never even subpoened witnesses, but discharged the murderers without trial. Our citizens were very indignant at the time, and resolved that no more Indians should be sent to a District Court for trial.

The fellows have been prowling around this vicinity, ever since their discharge, and on Tuesday afternoon Coyote Joe ventured into town, and was immediately arrested by Justice BOYNTON. The people, however, soon took him from the magistrate’s custody, a public meeting was called at the Pacific Crescent, and it was resolved to give him a trial before that kind of a Court which is the only one at present of any practicable utility to punish and suppress crime in California. The Chairman of the meeting, Capt. DUNHAM, acted as Judge, a Jury of twelve was empannelled, Henry R. MANN was assigned as counsel for the people, and Wm. McDOWELL as counselor for the prisoner. On the testimony before them, the Jury brought him in guilty, and sentenced him to be hung on the next day at 4 o’clock P.M. Yesterday, at the time specified, Coyote Joe was executed, in the principal street of the town, on a large oak directly fronting the Astor House; and to the satisfaction of all who had the hon!

 or of his acquaintance.

Coyote was a quarrelsome drunken Indian. The Indians in this vicinity feared and hated him, and rejoiced at his death. He spoke good English and Spanish, having been with Capt. SUTTER for several years before the mines were discovered.

                                 Yours, N.

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The Transcript

Sacramento City

Monday, March 24, 1851

 

TWO MEN TO BE HUNG AT NICOLAUS:

Trial on Saturday Night Last.

We learn that two men were arrested at Nicolaus on Saturday last, charged with stealing three hundred head of stock. After being tried by a magistrate, the crowd took them in charge, empannelled a jury, bro’t them in guilty, and sentenced them to be hung within five days unless they could fully substantiate their innocence. The circumstances of the case appears to be as follows:

About the 10th inst., a band of cattle, about 800 head, were stolen from the rancho of Don Francisco PACHECO, south of the San Joaquin. They were followed by Don Juan ECHAVENIS and Mr. GREGG, the first interested in the cattle and the other Major Domino of Pacheco’s other rancho. They overtook and secured some of the cattle in a corral belonging to Mr. SEDGWICK, in Stockton, and followed and overtook about 300 more in possession of a son of Mr. SEDGWICK and a Mr. DELAMATER, near Nicolaus, on the 21st. The parties were brought before a Magistrate and properly authenticated papers were exhibited and proof of the ownership of the cattle established, upon which they were delivered to the agents of Pacheco, and the two men ordered to be sent to Stockton for trial.

The citizens finding that no means had been provided by the State to send the prisoners to justice, summoned a jury of twelve men, who were duly qualified, the witnesses sworn, and a full investigation had.

The jury then brought in a verdict, that they should be hanged, within five days, unless they could bring satisfactory evidence that James BECKWITH, the name signed to their bill of sale, was a bona fide James BECKWITH, and had sold them the cattle in question.

The people were greatly exasperated, and it was with difficulty that they could be restrained from executing their purposes at once.

It being suggested that the prisoners might not act fairly, and could not go themselves, it was agreed that a disinterested citizen should proceed to Stockton for the purpose of making the necessary examination in regard to the identity of BECKWITH. Accordingly, Dr. RICHARDSON was selected, who arrived in this city yesterday, on his way to Stockton.

 

The private boxes at the post office were opened yesterday at half past five o’clock. There being only two points of delivery, about one hundred persons stood in each line anxiously awaiting the opening. Those in the cast have no idea whatever of the great anxiety felt by each absent friend here, and the longing they experience between the intervals of their correspondence.

 

The “Hole in the Wall” furnishes Chicken Soup, Lobsters, &c., this day at 12 o’clock. Chickens have been sold at three dollars apiece, yet chicken soup is cheap. Call at the favorite and your wants will be supplied.

 

The imported hay lying on the Levee, from Sydney, &c., which seems as though every particle of nutriment had been dried out, is selling at from eight to ten cents per pound.

 

The ferry at the foot of I street has been stopped, we understand, by the civil officers.

 

That part of the city over the slough, on Sutter’s Lake, is improving rapidly. - New houses are going up and old ones being repaired.

 

INDIANS AT CHURCH - Yesterday some thirty Indians attended the Catholic Church of this city, whilst services were progressing, and with one accord they bowed before the cross, and went through the other ceremonies of good Catholics. After the sermon they remained and informed the Rev. Dr. INGOLDSBY that they had formerly been Catholics, and still remembered what had been taught them. The appearance of so large a body of Indians created quite a sensation for the time being. They were attentive and orderly, and exhibited quite as good deportment as their pale-faced brethren. It is extremely gratifying to find that the instructions given at some of the old Missions by Catholics, have not been forgotten, but that they are remembered and have their effect.

 

The town and county of San Diego contains only eight hundred and thirty-four persons, about 1,000 horses, and 10,000 head of horned cattle.

 

Messrs. CROWLEY & WILSOIN have taken a quantity of printing material to Nevada City, and contemplate starting a paper. - The gentlemen are well qualified for the duties in which they are about engaging, and we trust they may meet a goodly reward for their enterprise.

 

The store of Messes. HOGG & SHANNON, at Stockton, was recently robbed, - The room of a gentleman at the Stockton House was entered whilst he was at church and his trunk rifled.

 

It is stated that a negro barber at Los Angeles has eloped with a beautiful senorita.

 

Departure Of The Gold Hunter - The steamship Gold Hunter, the pioneer of the line to New Orleans by the Isthmus of Tehauntepec, sailed on Saturday afternoon with sixty passengers.

 

Six Dollars a Day - A gentleman in Marysville has been hiring miners at $6 per day, and board, to work on the Yuba River, at long’s Bar.

 

The members of the Hebrew Union Society of Sacramento City, beg leave to return their acknowledgment to Mr. B. DAVIDSON, of San Francisco, Agent for the ROTHSCHILDS, for a donation of $100 to be expended in paying for a burial ground.

 

We understand that a most dastardly attack was made on Capt. FEENEY, on Saturday last, in a house on Seventh street, by a man named EDWARDS. Capt. F. stated that he was attacked without provocation, received a blow on the back part of his head, and that but for the intervention of a gentleman present, he would have suffered most severely.

 

The Capitol - The Legislative Committee who have been on a visit to Vallejo for the purpose of selecting a site for the erection of the State Capitol, have concluded to have it placed upon a beautiful slope, about three and a half miles from the entrance of the Straits, commanding a fine view of San Pablo Bay.

 

List of Passengers - Per steamship Union, to arrive at Panama: L. WILCOX, Mr. CHEVALIER, Shabba, Across, Mrs. BOWMAN, Mr. VIRES, Shutte, Alvertz, Geo. CAMPBELL, H. CRAFT, Lady and servant, S. JACOBS, J. KOHN, H.G. REINHART, C.J. NEWTON, Mrs. HIDDON, Mr. CLARK. A. GODFREY, O.B. OAKLY, Lubbock, SMITH, BIDDLECOM, J.B. COREZ, S.S. TILTON, D.A. FELLOWES, J.G. GOODHUE, W. GOULD, W.R. CALEER, Jas. MILLER, H. LOE, Ford, T.S. ANDERSON, E.B. CASTERLIN, Capt. R. FRISBIA and son, F.C. ELLIS, E.J. BRICKSELL and lady, Miss BRICKELL, A. BRICKELL, J. BARTON, John GREGG, P. BEATTY, A. LOGAN, W.H. TABLE, D. GILBERT, Wm. DAVID, J.W. TRAVERS, S.P. DAGGETT, Salberston, Geo. LEWIS, J. CHAFFER, Jno. DAVIS, Vanderheim, A. HALL, J. LAW, N. TRUCKER, J. HOAG, H. DUSTON, Jno. KNIGHT, J. CARPENTER, Geo. FREGASKES, Henry JAMES, E. SANDER, Didendorf, Gilman, Brafferman, Jno. YOUNT, lad and three children, Mr. WASE, C.J. METSCAR, A. WENSCHENK, Wm. SHOBLE, Rinskeg, Plato, Mandlebamm, Northhouse, D. POPER, L!

 orz, Wm. WALLACE, Julius OERF, Jno. REED, Jas SMYTHER, Henry STEPHENS, Wm. WEBSTER, K.P. MICH, S.P. MICHEL, S.BARKER, J.B. ANCLEWIZ, Sage, Paine, Abbey, A. CAMPBELL, S. CAMPBELL, John PATTERSON, Thos. WANSELL, A. SMITH, Jno. MEELEY, Jno. ROBERTS, Jno. LETZ, J.C. ALEXANDER, J.T. TAPLER, M. MYERS, Mrs. PAUL, three children and servant, Urratia, Luzzo, Curry.

 

Mr. John K. HACKETT was attacked by Mr. SHORT, a clerk in the Post Office at San Francisco, and severely hurt, simply because he tapped at the office window for the purpose of getting a letter for Gen. SMITH, who was anxious of getting his despatches before leaving for Oregon. From the statement in the Picayune it was a most unprovoked attack.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, California

Wednesday Morning, April 16, 1851

 

 

Correspondence of the Daily Union

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 13, 1851

To-day is Sunday. The sun is out clear and bright. “The church-bells are ringing,” and a pleasant stillness reigns throughout the city. The different churches were well attended this morning, and it is getting to be almost worth a young man’s time to stand on the corner and see the girls come out.

The political community are drilling their forces and shortly a struggle will take place for the public “crumbs.” It is a quien sabe who will be victorious, but I suppose its all owing to whatever side the Chinamen and Japanese use their influence.

The chaingang are effectively and healthily engaged working on their new dwelling. Among the prisoners I noticed one of the “monarchs of the forest,” He works well and handles his shovel like a sprig of the sod.

Babel was aroused among the boot blacks the other day. It seems that some snap not belonging to the professions, had fallen into the ranks and was operating for less than the standard rates. It was soon scented out - a commotion ensued, and the fellow had to vanish.

BALDWIN’s trash is taken by the merchants at five per cent discount; but when a bill is to pay, they try to shove it off at par. A printer’s bill for instance!

EVRARD’s new Theatre is in successful operation. It has knocked the breath of the Jenny Lind, which is about “caving”.

The weather has attempted to be pleasant of late, but disagreeableness I believe it is peculiar quality.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, CA

Friday Morning, May 2, 1851

 

NEWS FROM SALMON RIVER - We met yesterday a couple of acquaintances from Salmon River, and conversed with them a few moments.

They in company with several others were caught by the snows at one of the least accessible points on the river and were forced finally from destitution to shovel a way through the snows till they could reach a place where provisions could be obtained. When they did accomplish this they could only buy pork at two dollars a pound. Their principal subsistence in the meantime was birds which they hunted with hungry ardor, and then by the greatest skill they were able to procure enough as it requires a good rifleman to kill a small bird at any considerable distance. Bread stuffs were not to be had, and they were entirely without for twelve or fifteen days.

At another point on Salmon river the pack animals were eaten, and mule meat sold at two dollars a pound. The sufferings of the miners for two or three weeks were intense, and as soon as it became practicable, most persons left for a more hospitable region. A great number have stopped on Trinity, where good wages are obtained. At one place below the Forks from eight to sixteen dollars a day were the results of each man’s daily labor. An incredible number of animals have been killed on the road to Scott?s river by sliding into deep gulches, and over precipices when they had lost their footing.

We know that nearly all who have emigrated to the mines of the Klamath country have undergone tribulations that would form one of the gloomiest pictures of human suffering. And the only advantage to be derived from a view of the distressing scene, is the sad experience furnished for the benefit of future times.

 

We observe that our contemporary, the Placer Times, has followed the example of its neighbors, and enlarged their paper. The motive ascribed is an increase of business and lack of space.

The enlargement has improved its appearance very much, and we doubt not that it will be a popular movement amongst their patrons.

 

REMOVAL - The Head Quarters of the city police are removed from the corner of Second and J streets, to the Market House on M St.

 

BY THE MORNING’S BOAT

Through Freeman & Co’s Express.

The steamer Senator arrived at her landing, this morning, at half-past 2 o’clock.

The steamer Columbia arrived at San Francisco, in 62 hours from San Francisco.

The steamer Ohio, Capt. HALEY, arrived yesterday morning, three and a half days from San Diego, bringing 25 days.

The Lugos, five in number, imprisoned for murder at San Diego, had been admitted to bail in $10,000 each. When the people ascertained that they were at liberty, a mob surrounded the prison, and the officers were obliged to call upon Major FITZGERALD to escort the prisoners out of town.

The whole amount manifested by the three steamships that left the Bay yesterday, was about $2,000,000. The Oregon carries $900,000; Republic $1,000,000, and the Union $150,000. Adams & Co. sent $257,000; Gregory $59,000, and Dodge & Co. $44,000.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, November 3, 1851

 

From the San Joaquin.

GREGORY has handed us the Republican of Saturday, from which we extract as follows:

SHIPMENT OF GOLD DUST - The amount of gold dust shipped per Tennessee for the Atlantic States, by Newell & Co., was $26,900, besides the sum of $15,000 in drafts.

FOOT RACE - An interesting foot race came off on Belt’s ranch near the Mercedes, a few days ago between Mr. William HOWARD and one of the fastest Indian runners in the country. The victory was gallantly won by Mr. Howard.  Distance one mile.

SCOUNDRELISM - On the 30th ult., at Moquelumne Hill, some scoundrel placed a rag containing powder under the platform of the office of Newell & Co., where it was found by accident. The rag was tied up, and above the string had been on fire, but was not burned below the string, appearances indicated that it had been there for several days, as the powder was damp and the cloth slightly mouldy. Without question, this was the work of designing hands to facilitate some evil design, as it is beyond the probability of accident that powder should find its way into such quarters in that manner without assistance.

From the Interior.

To Gregory’s Express we are indebted for a copy of the El Dorado News, from which we extract the following:

CENTERVILLE DIGGINGS - These diggings are located about two miles from this place, on the road leading to Placerville. The miners there are now engaged in throwing up dirt for winter washing, and in many places the ground is very rich. Some of them are now making eight or ten dollars per day by picking out the gold from the dry dirt. Quite a village has sprung up here in the last few weeks, and every day is adding numbers to the population.

CONVICT CAUGHT - Mr. J.F. McFARLAND, Marshal of the city of Sonora, arrived in this place on Tuesday evening last with the convict Cyrus WILLIAMSON, who escaped from jail about six weeks ago. A reward of $250 was offered by the Sheriff for his apprehension, which was promptly paid to Mr. McF., and he left for Sonora.

COON HOLLOW - Another company of one hundred men has been formed in Coloma for the purpose of running a tunnel into the hill at Coon Hollow. This makes the third company that has been organized in this place within the last few weeks, for mining in that section.

 

The following are the sufferers as far as ascertained, by the fire which occurred at Greenwood Valley, Oct. 29th:

Ridgeway & Co., $10,000; Jaques & Campbell, $1,500; Sharp & Mitchell, $10,000; Hornblower, $8,000; Janett, $800; Col. Torrence, $900; and many others lost all their clothing.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY - A Mr. Patrick KELLY, while on his way home last night, about half-past twelve o’clock, was followed by three persons who finally knocked him down with a bludgeon, kicked and beat him most brutally and left him senseless. When he recovered he found he had been robbed of $750, together with his watch and chain. [Alta]

The CHAPMAN family were to have taken a benefit at the American theater, San Francisco, on Saturday evening last.

Mr. W.C. ANNAN, of the house of Annan, Lord & Co., San Francisco, has left California for a temporary sojourn in the Eastern States.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal

Monday Morning, August 16, 1852

 

DARING ROBBERY - On Thursday last Mr. O.H. YOUNG, a carpenter of this city, and one of the firm of Young & Drew, left for San Francisco for his home in the east. After paying for his passage ticket, he had remaining the sum of $2200 in two bags, which he thoughtlessly placed in his coat pockets. On Saturday morning he took from one bag a fifty-dollar gold piece for the purpose of defraying his expenses across the Isthmus, and immediately afterward had it changed. In a very short time he missed both bags, some dexterous pick-pocket having abstracted them, probably, while he was getting his “slug” changed. No traces, however, of the thief or money have yet been obtained. Mr. YOUNG, notwithstanding his loss, intended sailing in the Panama which was to have left on Sunday morning.

 

ACCIDENT - On Saturday evening, while the Antelope was lying below the wharf at Benicia, waiting for the Confidence to push out into the stream, the Urilda came puffing and blowing up the straits, and by some unexplained manoeuvre or gross carelessness, managed to run into the stern of the Antelope, carrying away the railing, seats, etc., but 

doing little damage. The Urilda was also somewhat injured.

 

NEW POST OFFICE - The Post Master General has established a new post office at Daylor’s Ranch, in Sacramento county, named Cosumne Post Office, and appointed William D. WILSON post master.

 

SERIOUS AFFRAY - ONE MAN SHOT - On Saturday morning about two o'clock, a man named James TURNER, with one or two others, entered the Diana Saloon, and called for something to drink. A dispute arose soon after between TURNER and David HARRIS, the barkeeper, as to the payment of the liquor, the latter asserting that he had not, and the former that he had paid the required sum. Some harsh words passed, until the barkeeper went to the end of the counter, got a revolver, and discharged three or four shots at TURNER, one of which took effect, the ball passing through the upper lip and lodging in the neck, from which it has not been extracted. It was stated by a witness that tumblers were hurled at the head of HARRIS by TURNER, which provoked the former to fire, and by others that no violence was offered by the latter until after HARRIS had fired. The case came up before the Recorder on Saturday, but was not decided, his Honor permitting defendant to go free until this morning, on the recognizance of Mr. WHIPLEY, the proprietor of the Diana Saloon. TURNER was removed yesterday to San Francisco, the weather here being considered unfavorable for the speedy recovery of the patient. His wound is considered serious, although not dangerous.

 

DARING OUTRAGES NEAR SAN JOSE - A few days since, we published an account of certain young men named RHODES, having gone into the tulares to hunt for cattle, and that fears were expressed for their safety owing to their long absence. Some of the party have since returned to Daylor’s Rancho, and communicated the following facts to 

our correspondent:

                DAYLOR’S RANCH, Aug. 14th.

   Messrs. Editors: A few weeks since, George RHODES took up a pre-emption claim about thirty-five miles east of San Jose, built a house, &c. He then, accompanied by his brother Clay RHODES, his cousin Ezekiel HOUSE and two Spaniards, went a short distance into the tulares to catch wild horse and cattle to drive in on his claims. After a month’s hard labor, they got together and started for home.  When they had got within fifty miles of their encampment, they were overtaken by three Americans (a portion of the band of desperados who have infested that section of the country since ‘49) who, with cocked guns, compelled them to get off their horses. The boys, none of them over eighteen years of age, did so. The men then mounted their horses, took their cattle, saddles, &c., and started off. The next day, another portion of the same bandits - three men - came to RHODES' house, took all his horses and completely ransacked the house. When they were gone, RHODES called upon his neighbors (the nearest about five miles) and obtained the assistance of two men and started in pursuit. They captured them, brought them to San Escedro, and delivered them up to the Alcalde. The boys all fully identified them.  They were searched and some of the stolen articles found upon them.  They were captured with the horses in their possession. In spite of all this, the Alcalde acquitted them. This man is the Alcalde of a place called San Escedro. His name is Abner. His surname the boys cannot recollect.           W.R.G.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, August 17, 1852

 

NEW PLACER - Mr. G. WOODMAN has informed us that rich diggings have been discovered about eight miles from this place, on the East side of Sacramento river. The river makes a bend to the West forming a peninsula of several thousand acres. This ground is cut up into a great many small ravines and gulches, and in some of these the gold has been discovered in large quantities. One piece weighing sixty, and another weighing forty dollars had been found. Water, however, is very scarce and the new place will not be worked much until the rainy season commences.

 

CORONER’S INQUEST - Justice BAILEY, on the _th inst, held an inquest of Samuel B. DAGGETT, who died from the effects of a wound received at the hands of a man named McMAHON on the 27th of July last. Mr. DAGGETT died on the _th inst, and the Coroner’s jury found that he was maliciously and willfully murdered by McMahon . In  speaking of the tragedy at the time of is occurrence, we mentioned the inoffensive and upright character of the deceased. His age was about 38. The murdererhad not been arrested.

   The funeral ceremonies of Henry CLAY were observed at Shasta on the 14th inst. A service of appropriate resolutions were adopted, and remarks made by Messrs. TEVIS, SMITH, McNULTY, and St. JOHN.

               

                Sonora

   We are indebted to ADAMS & Co. for the Herald of Saturday, from which we extract the following items:

   VALLECITO, Aug. 10 - The flat opposite this camp has been found to be rich. Many miners are engaged in sinking shafts. Two holes are down, and paying from $20 to $30 to the pan of dirt. Last evening a piece weighing 8 oz. and 3 dwts, was taken from one bucket of dirt, out of a hole owned by Fredennick and Whitman.

 

INCENDIARISM - Last Monday night, a malicious attempt at incendiarism was perpetrated beneath the basement of the Omega Saloon, in this city. The saloon being newly erected, the back of the cellar had not been closed in, and some scoundrel had piled up some shavings and pieces of dry wood, and had ignited them. When discovered, the light 

cast by the flames was gleaming between the planks of the floor and the Saloon. The flooring was torn up, and water applied, which soon extinguished the flames.

 

QUARTZ MININGS - We were shown yesterday by Judge TUTTLE, some specimens of quartz rock from the Seil  & Martin vein, on Bald Mountain, which has lately been reopened, and is now in full operation. The gold is plainly visible in all of them to the naked eye.

 

                Marysville

   From the Express of Monday, delivered by Wells, Fargo & Co.’s express messenger, we extract the following items:

   NEW CHURCH - A new church is now in progress of erection by the Methodist Episcopal Society of this city. It is to be built of brick, on the corner of E and Fourth streets. The dimensions are as follows: 

on the ground 4 x 60 feet; in height, 30 feet to the cornice. The basement is to be 10 feet in height and will be finished for school rooms. The tower and spire will have an elevation of 40 feet above the cornice. The whole cost of the work will be about $15,000. The building when finished, which will we understand be in about six  weeks, will  be an ornament to the city. Messrs PIXLEY are the contractors.

 

MORE INDIAN MURDERS - We learn that towards the latter part of last week, a company of four Chinese, working near the Honest, were attacked by a party of twenty Indians, and three of them killed. The other escaped badly wounded, and gave the alarm, when a company fitted out immediately and started in pursuit.

 

LOST OR STOLEN - A note of hand, drawn by Wm. JONES, in favor of Samuel BALL, for two hundred and seventy-four dollars fifty cents, dated July 28th, 1852. All persons are cautioned against negotiating for the note as payments has been stopped.                SAMUEL BALL

 

INFORMATION WANTED - Of Mr. SHANTEN who came out in the Sea Gull, as mate, and was last heard of a Park’s Bar. A letter addressed to T.J. STRONG, to the care of J. MORRELL, or himself in person will give all information to MARGARET SHANTEN his wife.

 

INFORMATION - Andrew Peter BECHHOLDT of Copenhagen will please call on the subscriber, who has information of importance to communicate to him. JOSEPH FRONTIN, Clay street between Montgomery and Heidesdorff, San Francisco.

 

Mr. and Mrs. NELSON have removed to their new saloon No. 68 J street, where they ______ a continuance of the patronage so liberally given them at the "New York Saloon" and beg leave to inform the public that no pains or expense will be spared to make this a most delightful resort for the ladies and gentlemen of Sacramento City.

   Ice Creams and Oysters at all hours; and the bar is provided with the choicest liquors and cigars.

 

                JUSTICES’ COURT

   C.C. SACKETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. Office - No. 46 K street, between 2d and 3d.

   J.B. MITCHELL, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public, and Commissioner for the State of Pennsylvania, Office No. 46 K street.  H.W. MYERS, Notary Public and Conveyaneer, 46 K street, attends  promptly to the collection of rents, &c.

   GEO. W. CHESLEY, Constable, 46 K street, attends to the collection of moneys, with or without suit.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Tuesday Morning, September 7, 1852 

THE OVERLAND EMIGRATION

We publish below a complete list of the arrivals by the various routes during the last week. The anxiety of friends who are expecting relatives and friends by the way of the plains increases with the advancing season, and in order to relieve their minds, we shall give accurate and complete lists of all arrivals until the close of the season. 

The following persons have arrived at Placerville. This list is from the News:

W.G. Romans, A. Newsome, H. Pykes, S. Jackson, J. Hey, C. Howk, D. Eby, C.W. Newman, A.C. Plummer, G.W. Gregory, C.H. Schwenker, L. Pimper, J. Wolford, John Wolford, D. Peeple, J. Vanorinan, A. Manche, L.H. Weatherby, F.D.C. Shaw, J.J. Jennings, C. Crittenden, J.H. Sheleton, W.J. Hill, E.F. Springer, W.H. Springer, J.P. Springer, wife and child, Mrs. S.O. Springer and child, E. Horine, J. Jones, D. Nicely, C. Stremming, R.K. Lansden, J.C. Hall, J.M. Coley, J.W. Jones, A.G. Burleson, A. Hull, J. Cain, T.M. Ticks, H.B. Wilson, W.A. Haston, L.D. Allen, W. Hammond, R. Lunceford, J.A. Shepperd, J.F. Long, L. Ang, T. Land, L. Gates, W. Bond, Jr., W. Bond, J. Hammond, H. Whitson, J.G. Dougherty, P. Parcels, M. Echtery, P. Sniter, P.R. Wellot, J. Sharper, C.A.C. Bidwell, P. Fitzpatrick, H.B. Doolittle, W. Westfield, J. Holt, J.A. Powell, J.W. Johnson, C. Metcalf, J.P. Bower, W.H. Hand, W. Henderson, L.D. Jones, H. Harrington, D.H. Williamson, M. Adams and lady, N. Lane and lady, S.M. Hoover, A.J. Pimberman, H. Gilbert, Jr., J. Kannatte, H. Aicks, B. Treloar, S. Fulser, G.W. Morris, W. Griffeth, E. Mack. Edwards and brother, W.L. McCranor, W.J. Gilson, R. Powel, L. Wahl, W. Waterford, G.A. Elmer, J. Anderson, W. Marwood, J. Heely, W. Eccleston, J.B. Munson, W.W. Book, J. Lampton, W. Retter, G. Everlort, F.A. Brainard, T. Clancy, G.S. Kendrick, D. Boyle, S.W. Bensline, H.H. Hall, E. Gilbert, D.L. German, J.J. Randelin, H.A. Sweet, J. Gardener, R.G.C. Houston, C.M. Mathins, H.C. Hall, I Cox and lady, J.S.C. Cosley, S. Barton, L. Ballard, O. Conde, J.A. Elston, J.A. Pearch, W. Inshee, R. Palding, F. McElroy, M.F. Furguson, O. Brown, S. Burket, W.W. Womeldorf, R. Ewingo, J. Criswell, R. Turner, C. Smidt, R.J. Womeldorff, J.M. Wiant, A. Prince, W.S. Alexander, W. Garrison, A. Garrrison, W.A. Smith, J. Lea, W.F. Miller, M.C. Miller, A. Fisher, P. Weir, H.O. Nearing, E.M. Eddy, O.T. Snider, A. Flanegan, S. Hamilton, G.P. Randall, G. Lucas, J.T. Walker, T. Edmonds, W. Parks, H. Sawyer, J.P. Bower, S.W. Reed, A.J. Pimberman, R. Parker, D.P. Edwards and brother, B. Moore, J. Wilkinson, M. Kelly, J.H. Hallett C.E. Phillips, A.C.S. Jamwer, W. Smith, J.P. Anderson, Sr., J.P Anderson, Jr., H. Bengson, W.G. Booth, J.F. Perkins, G. Hugill, J.A. Maglin, C.W. Durgin, H. Wickwise, R. Smith, H.M. Hamilson, F.H. Hilburn, D.J. Halns, T. Cary, G.A. Hallkins, J.W. Smith, C. Cawetes, P. Wood, D.C. Phillips, M. Sprague, J. Marton, A. Dunnigan, C. Dale, D.W. Madden, H. Chase, E. Fairbrother, A.C. Collins, J.M. Stuart, S.C. Donaldson, J.P Witesell, R. Uhlrich, S.P. Russell, J.H. Mapfield, F.P. Hall, S. Drew, Dr. W.M. O. Johnson, M. Coleman, A. Swan, L. Bishop, A. Ward, C. Mitcheltree, D.A. Endicott, E.S. Reed, B.S. Craft, F.M. Hilburn, J.M. Short, J.W. Drake, A.W. Morton, A.C. Plummer, C.E. Linch, J. Dacke, J. Rice, P.J. Lay, J. Thompson, E. Angle, C.P. Kley, J. Blackburn, R.S. Adams, J.N. Hodge, J. Blackinton, J. Cunningham, S. Warnley, S. Laird, L. Milkland, J. Morgan, B.F. Rogers, S. Cooper, W.E. Rottenhouse, D. Bamay and lady, J.B. Wilson, W.W. McCoy, J. Wilcox, B.A. Johnston, J.P. Bower, L.E. Brooche, G.A. Cress, R. King, H.G. Haskell, H.J. Ormsby, N.L. Robinson, N.J. Hammond, J. Vanborn, J. Wallace, B Griggsby, L. Leport, V.S. Holiderbuck, E.W. Kenton, J.B .Nash, C. Nash, J. Nash, W.W. Boak, S.E. Wriston, S. Brookford, J. Ross, R.G. McKee, M. Phelps, L. Swartout, D.C. Mettison, E.S. Veach, R .Rogers, W. Green, F. Charles, A. Stephenson, A. Bell, J. Stewaot, S. Hodley, B.H. Winship, F.B. Winship, F.M. Hilberson, J. Carpenter, M.G. Stearns, L. McMackin, C. Warner, D. Dills, J.E. Drake, D.H. Williams, E. Dale, J.E. Jhaw, E.C. McIntire, A.L. Weston, J.W. Vorhees, S. Barton, W.S. Bennett ,O. Wilson, J.J. McCall, H.M. Hamilton, A. Pierce, W. Miller, H. Cranmer, Z. Pierce, T.J. Bennett, E.P. Stuart, J. Strang, W. King, E. Boree, A. Garnett, E. Quigly, C. Holley, J. Correns, J.S. Jennings, J.M. Sparks, J.D Wilcox, T. Gardiner, J.L. Steele. P. D_cson, J.H. Parmer, J.E.S. Veach, J.W. Brush, J. Molter, Dr. E. Buckwell, M. Burke, G.M. Cotton, K.E. Norton, J.B. Hixson, C. Howk, W.H. Waterbury, C.P. Baker, B. Brown, J.N. Lemen, H.H. Ferguson, B. Morton, J. Foxell, A.J. Balmey, W. Blakeley, R.J. Wicks, L.T. Earthan, J.H. Dills, A.E. Wells, V.L. Acorn, J.H. Fletcher, E. Sergeant, J.J. McCall, J. Tryon, J. Holmes, R.B. Hall, Rev. A. Acord, G. Wilson, J.A. Gwinn, J.P. Anderson, J.H. Hardy, F.B. badilla, F. Dittema, W.C. Greenleaf, J.L. Cox, W. Grace ,B.F. Connelly, W. Allendaffer, W. Burnes, J.L. Sackett, L. Teitts, J.J. Hopkins, S.S. Becker, T.M. Slaughter, F.M. Schell, T.B. Van Winkle and brother, W.V. Barch, A.T. Gillespie, J.J. McCall, W.M. Hanloy, J.R. Moulton, W.H. Benedict, R.H. McIlroy, G.R. Berford, S. Worduson, P. Flaerty, J. Smith, J.W. Vorhees, H. Sweet, C.W. Saunders, W.S. Alexander, D.C. Snider, Col. Johnson, J. Kearney, J. Porter, G. Worick, S. Burket.

The following persons have arrived at Yreka, Siskkiyou county, and at Shasta, by Noble’s Route:

YREKA

Illinios - Capt. Isaac Mead, Alford Mead, G.H. Blankenship, Frank Gibbs, J.J. Westbrook and four Germans.

Wisconsin - F.R. Striker, J. Bonndy, Charles Stiles, Ira Ferris, Chas Rice, Francis Kugeht, Oscar Judd, C. Barrett, T. Box, Anson Turner, J.G. Moss, Chas. B. Moss, L.M. Brown, Ford Myers.

Michigan - Albert Matthewson, G. Chapman

Missouri - P.H. Poindexter, E.C. Sh_arer,

J.Q. Adams, Iowa - Jno. Henry Parker, Ohio

SHASTA

Wisconsin - Nathan Parish and wife, Daniel Parish and wife, Caleb Parish and wife ,H.F. Wood, D. Dunn, P.K. Kearny, Mr. Madison, Edmund Purdy, Mr. Parley, Mr. _oble, John Kelly, George McComber and wife and child, Mrs. Dr. Morse, Jason Hitchcock, Parley Foster, H. Mattison.

Indiana - C.E. Edwards, Wm. Edwards, H. Stockton, John Judson, A. Joy and wife and 3 children, H. Crable, Wm. Crable, Mr. Crawford, D. Tripp, Mr. Merritt, Mr. McIntyre, wife and child, Mr. Tinkham and wife.

Illinois - I.P. Miller, J.K Hoyt, W. Strong, James Eden.

Ohio - Daniel Snyder, J. Warren, J.D. Randall, Wm. T. Beatty, Edward Chaney, J. Clark, M. Simpkins, Wm. A. Dudley, J. I Brown, T. McGuire, J. McGinnes, J. Love, J. Patterson., G. Miles, J. Sandlin, J. McNulty, J. Paskell, J. Parvin, Geo. Rice.

New York - J. Hibbard, Joseph Hibbard, P. Combs, S. Combs.

Missouri - A. Price and wife, D. Branch, M. Branch. 

DEATH FROM DRINKING COLD WATER - H.C. Carter of Boston, (Mass.,) died suddenly on Sunday morning, near Auburn, while on his way to the American River. The cause of his death is supposed to be from the effects of drinking cold water to excess, while overheated. The deceased had recently arrived in this State on the ship North America. 

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday morning, September 15, 1852

 

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - On Monday night, as the steamer Jack Hays was coming through Suisun Bay, on her way to this city, when opposite New York, Capt. William SMITH, the pilot, accidentally fell overboard and was drowned. Mr. SMITH has been a pilot on the river for the last two years; was formerly from Massachusetts, and aged about 40 years. His body has not yet been recovered.

 

REAL ESTATE - J.B. STARR will have on Monday, Sept. 20th, at the Orleans House, one of the largest real estate sales of the season. It is his intention to get out the catalogues this evening, and parties wishing property inserted in the catalogue, are requested to send a memorandum of the same to his office.

   We have noticed the real estate sales made by Mr. STARR have given general satisfaction, and parties purchasing on Monday next, may rest assured of getting good titles and desirable property.

 

We have received a communication from the Justice of the Peace for Colusa with reference to the case of Bernard and Willis. As the subject matter referred to has been disposed of long since, we must beg to be excused from lending our columns to the publication of statements which may provoke and prolong a discussion.

 

CATTLE FROM THE PLAINS - We noticed on yesterday a team consisting of thirty-three head of oxen, drawing an emigrant wagon through J street.  This long train was made up mainly of cattle just in from the plains.  They had been purchased by one of the ranch owners of Napa, and are by this time quietly browsing on the rich herbage of that lovely valley.

 

                Sonora

   The Herald, of Saturday last, just received. The following additional improvements are chronicled in that town by the Herald:

   Since last we chronicled the improvements in the course of erection, Messrs. BOYER and PATRICK have far advanced in the completion of a handsome and auspicious two-story building upon their old lot. Its roof is of an octagonal form, and the building will, when finished, be the largest and finest frame store in Sonora.

   On the opposite corner of Main street, Mr. ____ has completed another splendid store, of the same description as the one last mentioned, though somewhat smaller.

   Mr. B. FORD has nearly completed his one adobe and brick building, next door to his old stand. It is one of the best houses of the kind in Sonora.

   Dr. GUNN has nearly completed the cellar and basement of his new stone building. The front is of hewn white marble, and makes a most handsome appearance. He intends to add yet another story to it.

   We notice another adobe going up, to connect the building of Messrs. THEALL, PERKINS & Co., with that of Mr. J. HUNTINGTON. When this is published it will complete a range of five fire-proof adobes, owned by those gentlemen, and constituting the most extensive improvement in this city.

   The El Dorado has been completed and handsomely fitted up as a respectable family hotel, a great desideratum in Sonora. It will soon be opened for that purpose - the saloon has been open for a month past. Its name has been changed to that of the City Hotel.

   The adobe of M. LABUUREAU is nearly completed; and the handsome two-story house is going up on one side of it, while Mayor DODGE has commenced a fine large fire-proof adobe building on the other.

   Houses of lesser importance are going up by the dozen.

 

FROM THE SOUTH - The steamer Sea Bird arrived below on Saturday evening, from San Diego, with a number of passengers, and a large quantity of fruit. We condense her news from the Evening Journal:

   Among the passengers was A.C. RUSSELL, Esq., of the Sacramento Union, upon which the vile and cowardly attempt at assassination was recently made at Los Angeles, by Wm. A. CORNWALL, private secretary to Gov. BIGLER, because Mr. RUSSELL, exercising his privilege as an American citizen, had chosen to write a political article, reflecting upon the political and official conduct of the Governor; and the which, CORNWALL fancied, applied to himself, even after Mr. RUSSELL had disavowed it to be his intention to reflect personally upon him. A full account of the affair is given in the Los Angeles Star. Society has arrived at a pretty state indeed, that a man cannot express his 

honest sentiments on political affairs and official conduct, without subjecting himself to the hazard of being cut down in the streets with a bowie knife for it. Mr. RUSSELL is now at  the Niantie Hotel, confined to his bed by weakness occasioned by an affection of the lungs, aggravated by CORNWALL jumping upon his breast as he lay upon the ground, bleeding and helpless.

 

THOMAS COLLINS, shot in the rencounter of Sunday evening, still lives, and last evening the symptoms of his wound assumed rather a more favorable aspect.

 

The Times and Transcript estimates the population of San Francisco, in 1860, at 200,000.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday, September 17, 1852

 

HORRIBLE ACCIDENT - A miner, named George Curtis, engaged in working in a ravine near the Pilot Hills, in El Dorado county, met with an awful accident on Saturday evening last, while on his way to one of the Bars on the North Fork. He left his tent about dusk in company with a friend for the purpose of purchasing provisions. Before they 

had reached the brow of the hill, above the river, it had become dark, and the two soon after lost their way and became separated. The companion of CURTIS after halloing a long time in vain, proceeded on to the store expecting to meet him there. In this he was disappointed, and compelled to return to his tent, but he found that also deserted.  Early on Sunday morning he started in search of him, and to his horror found his mutilated remains at the bottom of Rocky Canon, a precipitous gorge running from the brow of the hill down to the river.  The perpendicular depth of the ravine at the point where CURTIS fell, is not less than one hundred and fifty feet. The unfortunate man who 

undoubtedly in the darkness stepped off the brink, must have instantly been dashed to pieces, as his body was found awfully mangled and filled with sharp pointed stones. The deceased had been in California for some ten months, residing during the greater portion of the time in Nevada. He was a native of Essex county, N.Y., and about twenty-two 

years of age.

 

The Times and Transcript is terribly nettled, because the Whig nomination for Judge of the Supreme Court has been tendered to Mr. CHETWOOD. It states that his nomination was brought out by five or six men in San Francisco, and that the Whig State Convention refused to support him for this important office.

   We would refer the forgetful editors to the proceedings of the convention, where they will find that Mr. C. was supported by delegates from every portion of the State, and that it was not until after a number of ballots that his friends were induced to give in their adhesion to another candidate. We can inform the Times and Transcript that Mr. CHETWOOD is now "brought out" by the whole Whig party, and will not only be supported, but elected by them in November next.

 

Special Correspondence.

Change of Weather - Whig Mass Meeting - Slanders of the Times and Transcript - Oregon News - Murder - The Alleghanians - Presentation of a Whig Banner

                SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14

   We have experienced a most decided change in the weather; the hot sulphurous atmosphere of Friday and Saturday, has given way to the cool and bracing winds indigenous to our hilly city, and notwithstanding they kick up considerable of a dust, yet at the same time they are are acceptable.

   It is understood that the grand Mass Whig meeting, to be held in your city early next month, will be held for three days, the 7th, 8th and 9th days of the month. There is no doubt that a large delegation from this city will respond to the call  of the State Central Committee, which will be made public to-morrow, or next day.

   The Times and Transcript, feeling sensibly the comparison that has been brought to bear them its candidates by the nomination of CHETWOOD to the Supreme Bench, has commenced a series of slanderous attacks upon that gentleman. As far as the two parties are concerned, the Whigs stand very much in the position of "Catharine Market Joe," in the play of "A Glance at New York," they have been so abused, falsified, vilified, and misrepresented by Democratic cliques and journals, that they have become perfectly callous, therefore gentlemen of the Democratic party "kick away."

   The steamer Isthmus arrived last evening from Oregon, bringing ten days later news, which however is not important. Considerable sickness is being experienced by the emigration coming into the territory.  ADAMS & Co. are building a very fine edifice of brick, at Portland, for a banking house. The Isthmus had bad weather on her upward trip, having been eight days on the passage.

  A brutal murder was committed in this city yesterday, in a place known as Pleasant Valley - the parties being Mexican. The murdered man received twelve terrible stabs from his antagonist. His name is unknown.

 

A WEALTHY COMPANY - We understand that the amount of taxes paid into the treasury of Solano county, by the Pacific Mail steamship company, is sufficient to defray all the expenses of said county. The assessed value of their property in Benicia, including the vessels in port, amount to $1,300,000.

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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday morning, September 21, 1852

 

BENICIA FEMALE SEMINARY - A preventive influence at home to parents desirous of emigrating with their families to California, has been the want of proper female academies of learning. This objection no longer applies. A female seminary is now in successful operation as above designated, under the management of a Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees, composed of the first gentlemen of the State, and  conducted by teachers whose abilities have been well tested, and who are known to be the proper guardians of female morals and manners. This institution should be encouraged. Its branches of learning are numerous, and its course thorough. Address Miss Susan A. LORD, 

Principal, Benicia.

 

THE EDITOR of the California Express reads a lecture full of bitter denunciation, to a brutal class of citizens of Marysville, who have lately been in the habit of tying tin kettles and bunches of crackers to the dogs’ tails, and starting them off through the public streets.   From this cause, it says, at least two fires have originated. The scoundrels deserve to be lashed to the horns of a wild bull that they might experience a portion of that misery which they inflict upon one of the most faithful of dumb creatures.

 

EDITORIAL VISITORS - Messrs. LULL, of the San Francisco Whig, and SMITH, of the Marysville Herald, gave a passing visit to our office yesterday morning, both of whom we were glad to find in the enjoyment of vigorous health. The former of these gentlemen is on his return from a visit to the mining regions, and brings cheering news of the 

political prospect in almost every place that he has been. The Whig miners are now wider awake than many who has double the chances for procuring political intelligence. We are glad of this. The wind set in from the right quarter.

 

The Sonora Herald of the 18th inst., contains the following items:

   SEVERE ACCIDENT - On Tuesday morning last, William BEDDOES, a young man working in the blacksmith shop of BALL and WARDEN, was engaged in grinding a large shingle knife, when, by some mishap, it caught on the stone; and the edge of the knife striking against his left wrist, completely severed the (rest of line missing). The hemorrhage was so profuse as to place the young man’s life in extreme danger. Drs. BRUNER and GUNN, however, were soon in attendance, and succeeded in stopping the blood. The patient is now in a fair way to do well.

 

STILL WORSE - On Wednesday morning a similar accident happened to a man of the name of W. MARTIN, while engaged in the erection of Mayor DODGE’s adobe building, the staging upon which he was standing happened to give way, when he caught hold of the adjoining building to save himself, striking his bare arm violently against a tin water-

gutter, which cut through the whole lower part of the arm, about half-way between the wrist and elbow. Dr. BONNER and GUNN dressed the wound successfully. It is a very severe injury, however, and it will be some days before the sufferer can be pronounced out of danger.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Thursday January 6, 1859

 

NEVADA MATTERS - We cull the following items of intelligence from the Democrat, of Jan 5th:

  A man named SHAW, while coming into town last Saturday evening, from American Hill, fell into the cut of the Plymouth Rock Company, which is some sixty feet deep, but was rescued without his being much injured.

  Thomas RYAN was dangerously injured, last Saturday, at Cement Hill, by the explosion of a blast. He was engaged with another man in drilling out an old blast, when it went off, throwing the rocks in every direction, a number of which struck the unfortunate man. His face was fearfully disfigured, and his left arm broken near the shoulder. It is not yet known whether or not his eyes are injured. The other man was injured in the face, but not seriously.

  A boy named William COLLINS was robbed by three men, at Grass Valley, on Tuesday evening of last week. Two of the robbers held pistols to the boy’s head, while the other ransacked his pockets, obtaining seventy-five cents. On the same evening, and by three men, a man was robbed near “Mudtown,” of two half dimes and a dime. He raised an alarm, when the robbers placed a knife close enough to leave a scratch near one of his eyes.

 

  THE GLIMPSE CASE - The case was resumed in the United Stated District Court at San Francisco, June 3d. The evidence offered was similar to that already published in our columns, showing that Captain DAYTON was rather a rough officer in his deportment towards his female passengers. It would seem by the following extract that the Captain’s wife did not behave in a very lady-like manner:

 The Governor of Nukahiva was aboard the ship, accompanied by several native seamen, when Dayton’s wife abstracted a bottle of port wine from the ladies’ hamper, in their cabin, while they were on shore, which was not replaced, but the bottle was filled up with water; Dayton was present at this time.

 

  ACCIDENT IN SANTA CLARA - On Wednesday, December 29th, Edward BUTLER, while driving the Almaden road, near San Jose, was thrown to the ground by the horses running away, and was so severely injured that he died in a few days afterwards.

 

  HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Northern Californian, of Dec. 22d, chronicles the following intelligence:

 Constable HOGOBOON, Saturday evening, arrested a man calling himself T. KELLY, upon a charge of stealing a Navy revolver from the shop of C. SHOMAKER, but a short time previous. The Court found him guilty as charged, and sentenced him to pay a fine of $50.

  We are informed that, Tuesday night, December 16th, a house in the vicinity of Eagle Prairie, belonging to John REED, was burned.

  On Thursday or Friday last, two of the volunteers, HYSLOP and OLVANY, were looking for horses, about four miles from the camp, near Mad river, when they saw six Indians and about the same number of squaws. As they were without their rifles, and mounted, they adopted Light Dragoon tactics and charged upon the Indians, wounding some - one mortally - and took two squaws prisoners.

  The same day, three men from camp at Angel’s came upon a party of ten Indians and had a bout with them - killed one Indian and wounded several; two so badly that they may almost be called “good Indians.”

 

  MARYSVILLE - The California Stage Company, we learn from the Express, has suspended communication between this city and Marysville for the Winter. A new boat, adapted to Winter navigation, is to be placed upon the river route.

 

  GENERAL AGENT OF THE TEHUANTEPEC LINE. John C. CARPENTER, an old Californian, has been appointed by the Louisiana Tehuantepec Company, General Agent of the line for the Pacific coast, to reside at San Francisco.

 

  WOMAN DEALING IN KNUCKLES - Mary BURNETT, who had armed herself with brass knuckles, in San Francisco, and badly cut a woman named Ellen SPICER, in the head, was recently held to bail in the sum of $100.

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