San Joaquin News, Stockton: A horse race came off at Stockton on Saturday last, and the Journal thus deplores its inability to furnish the time : Our reporter unfortunately lost $5,50 together with eight drinks, and came home with sufficient building material in his hat to construct a brick house he has under contract, provided … [Read more…]
Sacramento Daily Union, October 2, 1851 A young Cincinnati lawyer, Thomas A. Logan, had a narrow escape at Niagara Falls, recently. A young lady, a stranger to him, had ventured too far out on a projecting rock over the rapids above the cataract; she became giddy and screamed for help. Young Logan, who happened to … [Read more…]
Sacramento Daily Union, October 2 1851. The echoes of the midnight air were awakened on Tuesday evening last, by an instrumental performance by the Miners Band of Downieville. We do not remember ever having heard in California music equal to that with which they regaled the few who were fortunate enough to be in the … [Read more…]
TRINITY DIGGINS, NEAR THE MOUTH OF WEAVER CREEK, May 2, 1851 A short time since some forty-seven mules belonging to miners on Big Bar were taken from the corral and driven off. On the discovery about the corral of numberless bare feet tracks a considerable excitement ensued, and every body was soon armed and prepared … [Read more…]
The whale ship Ann Alexander, Capt. J. C. De- blois, of New Bedford, was struck by a wounded sperm whale on the 20th Augnst, in lat. 5 50 S, lon. 102 W. A large hole was stove in her bottom, and she sunk so rapidly that she was abandoned. Crew saved.
Daily Alta California, 4 November 1851 Another Duel— Man Killed. — We extract the following account of a duel, on the Yuba river, from the Ne- vada Journal extra, issued on Saturday evening : A duel took place on the Yuba, about eighteen miles from here, on the spot of the disputed Chinese claims, of … [Read more…]