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VOL. XIII. LOS 4NGELES, CAL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1863. NO. 32. Coon- £os 1X\\%t[t5 Star: PUBLISHED EVERT SATUBDAT MORNING, At the STAR BUILDINGS, Spring Street, Loo AngeleB. BY H. HAMILTON. TERMS: Subscriptions. per annum, in advance.. $5 00 For Six Months 3 00 For Three Months '2 00 Single Number 0 124 Advertisements inserted at Two Dollars per square often lines, for the first insertion; and One Dollar per square for each subsequent insertion. A liberal deduction made to yearly Advertisers. San Francisco Asency. Mr.C. A. CR VNB is the only authorized agent tor the Los Angeles Star in Ran Francisco. All orders left at his office, Northwest corner of Washington and Sansome streets. Government uilding, (up stairs) will be promptly attended to. ittSIMSS S.- HOTELS. BELLA UNION HOTEL, LOS AMQELES. JOHN KING & HE?fSY IIAMMEL, Proprietors. THE SUBSCRIBERS having leased the above named Hotel, wish to assure their friends and the travelling public that they will endeavor to keep the Bella Union what it has always been," TIIE BEST HOTEL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Families can be accommodated with large, airy rooms, or suits of rooms, well lurnished. Tiie Bills of Fare shall be inferior to none iu the State. AU tiie Stages lo and from Los Aogeles arrive at and depart from this Hotel. The Bar anil Billiard Saloons shall receive the most strict attention, and the patrons shall find that this house will be carried on as a first class Hotel ousrht to be. Los Angeles, May 31. 1862. ■ iiOVE Hi J. J. MURPHY, PROPRIETOR. THE SUBSCRIBER having leased the above house, wishes to assure his friends and the traveling public, that, he will endeavor to keep the WILLOW GROVE EiDp A FIRST CLASS HOTT5L. This House is hilf a mile East of the Town o< Lexington, on tbe main road to the Colorado River. Families can be accommodated witb large rooms, ns the above House has be"n newly furnished and well VHiitilnt"il. The bar is well supplied wilh tho best of LIQUORS and CIGARS. Attached to the Hotel is a large STABLE and Corral, where the best of HAY. BiRLEY and C'OflJV"isk»pt for sale and tVed. This is the only place where there is plenty of water. J. J. MURPHY. El. Montr, Oct. 25. 1863. oci3l-tf Vm 3% THIS HOTEL, newly opened,in tho principal place of business in EL MONTE, is _!->iffni»d for the ACCOMMODATION ol r.-J&'l TRAVELERS on the road from Los Angeles in San Bernardino and the Colorado River. Animals are wfell taken care of at the S3?A3£SS aiib hay-yaud, Which is ahii'-idintly supplied wilh WATER, and where SEED can always be obtained on reasonable terms. J. W. T3V<VIVS, AI. F. Q.UUV1V. El Monte, Sept. 28. 1863. ,y §* 11SU Cor. Sansome and Halleck Streets (OPPOSITE THE AMERICAN THEATRE,) SAN FRANCISCO. THE UNDERSIGNED respectfully informs the (Traveling Public, as well as the more permanent Boarder, that he his leased the above well gg known and centrally located Hotel, and intends 1 jftiffi^ a keeping it as A FIUST-CLASS HOUSE, At Moderate Prices. In the last three months tnere has been expended a arge amount in Re-modeling and Re-furnlslilng, tht» EXCHANGE, ana it will now compare favorably with the first class hotels of the city. WE HAVE SPLENDID SUITS OF APARTMENTS for Families; also a large number of Sne single rooms for gentlemen. It is the purpose of the Proprietor to mate the EXCHANGE one of the.most comfortable and home-like hotels In the State, and make the f»rices to Suit tne Times. THE3 TABLE Will be supplied with every delicacy the season affords. Attached to the house are fine BATHING ROOMS for Ladies or Gentlemen. JOHN W. SARGENT, Proprietor. CLARK'S INDELIBLE_PENCILS. THE CHEAPEST AND BEST ARTICLE Por Marking Linen. For sale by the gross, at 305 Montgomery street, Room No. eb22 £, San Francisco. W. HOLT. R. aARJR.SJTT, WHEELWRIGHT AND CARPENTER, HVVING LOCATED IN EL MONTE, AND being enabled to keep a supply of h.ird wood always on hand, is prepared to do all kinds of work In Ma line at short notice and at the lowest current rates. Orders respectfully solicited. msr28 We are told to have hope and trust; but what is ft poor fellow to do when be can no longer get trust? A.B. CHAPMAN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. OFFICE in Temple's Building, near the Land Office. aug29 GEORGE H. HOWARD, DENTIST, TEMPLE'S BLOCK, ENTRANCE on MAIN and SPRING Sts. Los Angeles, Ott. 17. 1863. lm . J. M. HELLMAI, ARCADIA BLOCK, Next to Corbitt & Barber's, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL dents' Furnishing Goods, Dress Goods, White Good., Kmhrol.lery and Lace Goods, Dress Trimmings, Hosiery, Gloves, Sic. jan4 S. HELLMAN, TEMPLE'S BLOCK, MAIN STREET, Los Angeles-, — DEAW.R IN — Books and Stationery, Cigars, Tobacco, Candy, Cutlery and Fancy Goods, Sic. CIRCULATING- LIBRARY. GARDEN SEEDS. DR. J. C.WELSH, PHYSICIAN AND SjURGEON, Office, CITY DRUG STORE, Main street, Los Angeles. Office hours, 9 to 1?., m ; and 2 to 9, p.m. August 1, 1859. S. 8L A. LAZARD, IMPOKTKHS. And Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Frsncli, English and American Dry Goods. Jorner of Melius Row,Los Angeles. 1 62 PHINEAS BAWLING, FOKWA RDING and COMMISSION AGENT, Few San Pedro and Los Angeles. WM. M. 13UFFUM. (SUCCESSOR TO GEO. THACIIER & CO,) — "Wholesale and Retail Deajer In — F< Mil mm Syrups, Bitters, Cordials, assj, ponasn, Asa's* csg-as.s, Main street, Los Angeles, Cal. GEO. W. CHAPIN & CO., Lower side of Plaza, near Clay st. SAN FRANCIsCO. EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AND - CENERAL AGENCY. Furnish all kinds of help for Families, Hotels, Farmers, Mining Companies, Mills, Factories, Shops &c. Also, have a Real Estate Agency, and attend to business in that line. feb22 FOR SALE-FOR CASH, 2,000 LARGE SIZE WOOL SACKS, At the San Francisco Prices. S. & A. LAZARD, janl7 Corner Bell's Row FOR San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sari Pedro and San Diego. N and alter the first of April, and until further nbttce, the steamship $Mt SENATOR, Will Make two trips per month on the Southern Coast, leaving Broadway Wharf, On the 3d and 18th of each Month AT 9 O'CLOCK, A. M. jgy Bills of Lading will be furnished by lhe Purser on board. For freight or passage apply on board, or at the office of S. J. Heusley, corner of Front and Jackson streets. dec9 S. J. HENSLEY, President. 0 NOTICE. B. S. G a A Y 'OUI.D respect!nlly inform the public, that he ispre pared to perform all services pertaining to the interment of deceased pers ns. He will attend to the laying out of bodies, arranging for funerals, furnish badges, gloves, etc., if requested. Any orders left at his residence. New High Street, near theOathi.licChurch, or at his store, on Main Street, opposite the New Market, will be prompt- lv atteuded to. H3-S*- II.—All orders for DIGGING GRAVES, must be left at the earliest moment possible. os Angeles, June 13,1863, Bancroft's Map ofthe Pacific States, EMBRACING CALIFORNIA, Oreeon, Washington, Nevada, Utah. Arizona, British Columbia and Sandwich Islands. Size, 52x64 inches. Scale, 24 miles to the inch. Elegantly engraved on Copper, and colored in Counties. This great work is sold only by subscription. An eneruetlc and reliable canvsser 1b wanted for Los Angeles. Apply to g HBLLMAN ju4-6m General Agent for this County. FAST FRIENDS. BTE.D M. In the stories we read, In the tales that are told Of Damon, Orestes, And David, of old— Dwells immortal the fame Of the irteudsbip ofyre, Tlirilliug true in warm hearts As the brave ever bore. Yet believe not all faith Has gone down with the past, That those unions of snul Were the truest and laat— I have heard ofour day, In the land where we dwell, Tales of friendship as firm As old rhapsod'iBts tell. Like ring-doves well mated, Two comrades I knew, Which from childhood to age, Undivided still grew; Whether Fnnshme or storm Lit or tarnished ihe sky, One psth their twin spirits Took ever and aye. So compact their bond, So adhesive their ties. That the two seemed b»it one, To men's dull mortal eyes. As the ivy clings close, Side by side witb decay: As the phBde follows light Through a long summer's day ; As the hours mingle in, With Ihe flow of the years; As in sorrow ufid grief. Blind our sighs and our tears, Thus blent their existence. Thus hound were the twain— Alas! all nninutual, Abhorred was the chain! Do yon ask me tr» name Th s mysterious pmr i The first wub my kinsman, His comrade was Care I [From the New York Day Book."] Self-Government—Sovereignty and Allegiance. * * * * * * The hereditary consolidationists, for sixty years deprived by the people of any solid power in the councils ofthe Union, with the hope that success might attend a change of front, and finding that the tenets ofthe fanaticism />f the day did not conflict with, and could easily be incorporated into tho political doctrines they inherited, very readily fell into the arrangement of factions that promised them the exercise of un controllable power, and which now constitutes the republican party. The full political theory ofthe party thus constituted, was notlaid before the people when soliciting their support. It only proposed, through Federal authority, to prohibit slavery extension into the territory ofthe Union, and to abolish it in the District of Columbia, and in the forts, arsenals and navy yards of the Union, wherever situated. It assumed the constitutional right to do this. The reverse was maintained by both branches ofthe party on the side of self-government and State rights; but owing to its unfortunate division, and to CD i the zealous preaching of political persons, a sufficient number of unthinking and unsuspecting people were seduced into tho ranks of its opponents to give them a preponderance in every N orth- ern State, save that of New Jersey. The Southern States, accepting this result as a declaration that the Constitute n could no longer preserve to them their just rights—that the Northern States had determined to make war on their institution, to refuse them equality in the Union, and, branding them as a sens i-barbarous people, prevent the Constitution to their oppression—determined for themselves, in the exercise of their sovereignty, each one for itself, in the same manner as they had been conferred, (through a convention of the the people, elected for the sole purpose of representing thoir sovereignty on that question,) and thus withdraw from a Union that they felt no longer, sought to establish justice between the States, ensure domostic tranquility therein, promote the general welfare thereof, or secure the inestimable blessing ofthe liberty of self-government to them and their posterity. "War—bloody, fratricidal, relentless, destructive—has followed. In its progress the real principles of the party that so unhappily came into power in 1860, have, step by step, been developed The most vicious maxims of government that ever blackened the' pages of history have been unearthed and made the rule of conduct; and a tyranny ovei mind and person attempted to be established, that, to find its parallel, we must search the scanty records of the dark ages. The Constitution of our country which we had been taught to reverently look up to as our political guide, and as the bond that bound in ono Con federacy for the purposes it specified, upwards of thirty independent sovereignties, with the right of self-govern^ ment in each—We are now told ss nothing but "a dead sheep skin," and that that only is constitutional which a live President Cabinet and Congress may choose to order and enact, and that he who imprudently invokes its power and protection for the people, in the American Congress, is a traitor, and ought to meet the doom of one. The President, who is peculiarly sworn to preserve and protect the Fe. deral Constitutioh,unblushing and boldly, before the people of all the States, declares thai he will disregard some of its provisions, under the plea that he does so to save others—in plain language, trample upon such of them as stand between him and despotic power. In the face ofthe Constitution, which prohibits the Federal authority from meddling with the freedom ofthe press, he suppresses newspapers. . In the face of the Constitution which expressly prohibits him, he arrests and imprisons free citizens, without warrant and without information made on oath. In the face ofthe Constitutirn, which no where gives him the power, and limits in Congress to times of invasion and insurrection, he has suspended the writ of habeas corpus, where there was no disturbance, and refused to those thus summarily arrested by his military power, any opportunity to learn the cause of their incarceration. In the face.of tho Constitution, he interrupts the session of the Legislature of a sovereign State, by arresting the members and holding them in close imprisonment hundreds of miles distant from their own State, never offering them a trial or letting them know for what they w ere arrested, and only liberating them at the expiration of the term for which they have been elected. In the face' ofthe Constitution, in repeated cases, the judge on tbe bench has been arrested by a file of soldiers, while in the midst of his official duties, and confined in military prison distant from his State; thus suspending the administration of justice in a sovereign State; lest such acts would be judicially •pronounced unconstitutional. In the face of tho Constitution, the municipal officers of two great cities, the Maj'ors, Councils, &c, are airested and immured in distant prisons, and for a time militar}? governments established by the President in their places. In the face ofthe Constituion, which prohibits him, through his miliiary he has dispersed peaceable assemblages of the people, that had only met for the purpose selecting candidates for the pending of State election. In the face of the Constitution, which forbids it, money has been taken from the Federal treasury without appropriation, and officers appointed and clothed with power without being authorized by law. In the face ofthe Constitution, which expressly forbids it, the territory of a sovereign State has been divided without its consent having been ■ given or solicited. In the fi ce ofthe Constitution,which., after full debate in the Convention that revised or framed it, recalled the power to emit bills of credit from the Federal authority, such bills have- been issued, and the country flooded with an irredeemable paper currency. In the face ofthe t onstitution, which delegates no such power, these bills of credit are, by the act of Congress, made a legal tender in the pecuniary transactions of private life. In the face ofthe Constitute n, which grants no such power, taxes are levied on State corporations, not for tho purpose of revenue, but for the avowed object of destroying them, and thus drive out of circulation a currency authorized by the States and familiar to the people to make room for that which it is deter, mined unconstitutionally to force upon them. In the face of the Constitution, by proclamation, to be enforced aud supported by the armies of tke Union, the t resident undertakes to change the domestic regulations of States that he claims to be still in the Uuion. In the face of the Constitution, which grants to the Federal a&ent no such power, it is proposed to tax one.portion of the people to make good to another any loss they may sustain in. relinquishing their rights to the labor of a third. But why extend the list of usurpa* tions and acts of tyranny? Has not enough been named to show that the Constitution, in the estimation af the party in power, is what the Kev. Buffoon of Plymouth Church designated it to be—"a dead sheep skin," without virtue or pow.er to control or keep within bounds the Administration to whom the people of the States have so unhappily* entrusted the management of their confederate interest? When Patrik Henry, and others, in the convention of Virginia, with prophetic language pointed out the danger to liberty that he imagined to lurk in its provisions—'that the effort would be made to construe it in favor of consolidation and despotism— the friends of libeity who favored its adoption felt that it would be such a glaring usurpation of undelegated pewer that they could not conceive the posi- bi'ity of its occurrence, and were indignant that it should be suggested. Both parties there were friends of liberty and Union, but one argued that the proposed plan endangered the righte of self-government in the States, and would ultimately result in the despotism of consolidation or the weakness of disunion; while the other maintained that its adoption would protect the States in their sovereignty and strengthen tha Union between them. The one side, for the purpose of defeating, or at least securing, further guarantees against encroachments by the Federal agent on the liberties of the people and the sovereignty ofthe States, represented that th« time would come when it would attack the liberty of print and speech, when the citizens of one State would be dragged by despotic power to another for imprisonment and trial, when the control ofthe militia would be UBed,not to protet, but to crush the States, when in would be assumed that the States held no rights but what was subservient tothe Federal authority, when the judiciary, would claim that it had power to bring sovereign States before its bar to answer a citizen of another or a foreign State. The friends of adoption combatted these ideas as chimerical, they showed that it would lack the first great element of consolidation, not being established by a majority of the people as a whole, but by the sovereignty of each State, each State for itself determining whether it would hold itself aloof o.i unite with thd others—they showed that it would not attack the liberty of print and speech, because the proposed plan was silent on the subject, and hence the power was not delegated —they showed that provision was made for the trial of all crimes by 'the jury in the State where they were al eged to have been commited—they showed, if a President was crazy enough to interfere with the courts or Legislature of a State, "the people would assemble in thousands and drive thirty times" the military force he might seek to use for that purpose—they showed that they were not establishing a government over the States, but an agent of the States to do c rtain duties which could be thus performed more conveniently, more cheaply and more energetically—they showed that the clause giving tho Federal judiciary jurisdiction between a State and citizen of another State, only enabled a State to become a plaintiff— they showed, if not withstanding all this, if the delegated authority they were granting to secure their own happiness should be perverted and abused, they still retained the power to reassemble in convention and wholly recall their delegated powers; in the lan- fruase of Mr. Madison, "if we be dissat- isfied with the t.ational government, if we should choose to renounce it, this is an aditional safeguard to our defence." Who cannot see that the Constitution under the administration of President Lincoln, has become precisely what its opponents predicted it will become—and that the guards and checks sought to be secured by the amendments have proved but as gossamer threads in the in the path of the tiger, in obstructing the rapid and steady strides of despotio power. Who, in th« days of 1788,when (Continued on fourth page.) ' 9 Stt CO CO — 1- co <M o CO CM CO CM h~ CM CO CM o LO CM — CM co CM Oi CM — o CM o> CO h~_ 1--. , CD co CO — •* co m_ CM
|Title||Los Angeles Star, vol. 13, no. 32, December 12, 1863|
|Type of Title||newspaper|
|Description||The English weekly newspaper, Los Angeles Star includes headings: [p.1]: [col.3] Fast friends. By E. D. M.", "Self-government -- sovereignty and allegiance"; [p.2]: [col.1] "Who would be a General?", "We regret to have to record another of those acts of violence, committed on board of steamer Cricket ...", [col.2] "Another murder", "Warning to horse thieves", "Court of Sessions", "Californians in the Confederate service", [col.4] "Eastern intelligence", [col.5] "In the Probate Court"; [p.3]: [col.1] "The National Intelligencer ... makes the following singular revelation: ...", "Washington, December 4", "New York. Nov. 28", "Railroad accident", [col.2] "Summons", [col.3] "Summons", [col.5] "Sheriff's sale"; [p.4]: [col.5] "A story for a child", "Self-government -- sovereignty and allegiance (continued from first page)", [col.3] "Eastern intelligence", [col.5] "Summons".|
|Subject (lcsh)||Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Newspapers|
|Geographic Subject (City or Populated Place)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (County)||Los Angeles|
|Geographic Subject (State)||California|
|Geographic Subject (Country)||USA|
|Coverage date||circa 1863-12-06/1863-12-18|
|Publisher (of the Original Version)||Hamilton, H.|
|Publisher (of the Digital Version)||University of Southern California. Libraries|
|Format (Extent)|| p.|
|Contributing entity||The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
|Identifying Number||Los Angeles Star, vol. 13, no. 32, December 12, 1863|
|Legacy Record ID||lastar-m503|
|Part of Collection||Los Angeles Star Collection, 1851-1864|
|Rights||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
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|Filename||STAR_977~1; STAR_977~2; STAR_977~3; STAR_977~4|
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LOS 4NGELES, CAL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1863.
£os 1X\\%t[t5 Star:
PUBLISHED EVERT SATUBDAT MORNING,
At the STAR BUILDINGS, Spring Street, Loo
BY H. HAMILTON.
Subscriptions. per annum, in advance.. $5 00
For Six Months 3 00
For Three Months '2 00
Single Number 0 124
Advertisements inserted at Two Dollars per square
often lines, for the first insertion; and One
Dollar per square for each subsequent insertion.
A liberal deduction made to yearly Advertisers.
San Francisco Asency.
Mr.C. A. CR VNB is the only authorized agent
tor the Los Angeles Star in Ran Francisco.
All orders left at his office, Northwest corner of
Washington and Sansome streets. Government
uilding, (up stairs) will be promptly attended to.
BELLA UNION HOTEL,
JOHN KING & HE?fSY IIAMMEL,
THE SUBSCRIBERS having leased the above
named Hotel, wish to assure their friends
and the travelling public that they will endeavor
to keep the Bella Union what it has always been,"
TIIE BEST HOTEL
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Families can be accommodated with large, airy
rooms, or suits of rooms, well lurnished.
Tiie Bills of Fare
shall be inferior to none iu the State.
AU tiie Stages
lo and from Los Aogeles arrive at and depart from
The Bar anil Billiard Saloons
shall receive the most strict attention, and the
patrons shall find that this house will be carried
on as a first class Hotel ousrht to be.
Los Angeles, May 31. 1862.
■ iiOVE Hi
J. J. MURPHY, PROPRIETOR.
THE SUBSCRIBER having leased the
above house, wishes to assure his friends
and the traveling public, that, he will endeavor to keep the WILLOW GROVE
A FIRST CLASS HOTT5L.
This House is hilf a mile East of the Town o<
Lexington, on tbe main road to the Colorado
Families can be accommodated witb large rooms,
ns the above House has be"n newly furnished and
well VHiitilnt"il. The bar is well supplied wilh tho
best of LIQUORS and CIGARS.
Attached to the Hotel is a large STABLE and
Corral, where the best of HAY. BiRLEY and
C'OflJV"isk»pt for sale and tVed. This is the
only place where there is plenty of water.
J. J. MURPHY.
El. Montr, Oct. 25. 1863. oci3l-tf
THIS HOTEL, newly opened,in tho principal place of business in EL MONTE, is
_!->iffni»d for the ACCOMMODATION ol
r.-J&'l TRAVELERS on the road from Los Angeles in San Bernardino and the Colorado River.
Animals are wfell taken care of at the
S3?A3£SS aiib hay-yaud,
Which is ahii'-idintly supplied wilh WATER,
and where SEED can always be obtained on reasonable terms.
J. W. T3V