A Malicious Anonymous Letter.

Daily Alta California – 25 February 1882 Yesterday afternoon Superintendent of Schools Taylor called at the office of the Chief of Police and asked police assistance in searching the male pupils at Hamllton Grammar School, on Geary street, for concealed firearms. It appears that Mr. Robinson, Prinripal of the school, received an anonymous letter, stating … [Read more…]

The Afro-American Council

Sacramento Union, 1 November 1906 COLORED MEN FOR GILLETT The Afro-American Council is Reorganizing in All the Towns in the Upper Sacra- mento Valley.   MARYSVILLE, Oct. 31st.—Saturday evening the colored residents of this locality will hold a mass meeting in the colored Odd Fellows’ hall on C street for the purpose of reorganizing the … [Read more…]

George Monbiot on Indonesian Fires, Guardian, 30th October 2015

… Governments ignore issues when the media ignores them. And the media ignores them because … well, there’s a question with a thousand answers, many of which involve power. But one reason is the complete failure of perspective in a de-skilled industry dominated by corporate press releases, photo ops and fashion shoots, where everyone seems … [Read more…]

Joaquin Captured !

Joaquin Captured ! The Alta of the 30th July publishes a dispatch received from Mariposa county, giving an account of the death of the robber Joaquin. We sincerely hope the report may prove true, and that the country is at length rid of the bloody villain. Here is the dispatch: “It has just been reported … [Read more…]


LOST— From the CAPITAL SALOON, on Se- cond street, on Wednesday morning, 1st inst, a yellow French CANARY BIRD. Whoever may have the same in possession, and will return it to Madame JOSEPHINE, at the Capital Saloon, will be liberally rewarded. Sacramento Daily Union, 2 August 1855  

a Rational Way

San Francisco Call, 25 February 1898. PARTNERS WANTED. WANTED— Lady partner, widow preferred, not over 35. with $3000, to take half interest in a circus now organizing to tour the State of California and Texas; no triflers. Address box 1294, Call office. ============== Amusements: SUNDAY— German Day; Vote for Popular Society; See the German Societies … [Read more…]