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Business Card. PRAGEMEORKIS DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, Main Street, Los Angeles. S. PRAGER. J. L. MORRIS. NEW ESTABLISHMENT !!! TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. PEAGER & MORRIS, F«r the purpose of carrying Trade in on a General DRY GOODS, HATS and CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, Sec, k-c. Sec, have removed into one of the'new and elegant Stores in • TEMPLE'S MARBLE BLOCK, which has been fitted up with all the modern improvements, in a style of elegance unequaled in the annals of Los Angeles,'and readily distinguished by its Magnificent Crystal Front, where the new Firm will be pleased to exhibit to their friend* and patrons the largest aud best selected stock of N EW aud rich styles of silk, satin, and velvet Dress goodi; figured nnd plain delaines, tartans, bareges, jtrenadi ens, orientals, bombazines, lustres, poplins. Paris plaids, prints, ginghams, Ac—of all of which we have an E NDLESS variety, with a splendid collection ot fashionable Trimmings, ot every description, beautilul French Embroideries, riGbly designed Laces aud Edgings, satin and velvet Ribbons, Ivid Gloves and Gauntlets, silk and cotton Hosiery, articles for the toilet, perfumeries, artificials, Ax. In the line of W HITE GOODS, we can beat the world—at least, this part of it. We have muslins, cambrics, Irish linens, counterpanes, bleached and unbleacned sheetings and shirtings, drillings, liueu damask*, table covers, towelings, cotton and linen duck. Also, a ENERAL assortment of Millinery Good. In this Department, we can exhibit by far tbe choicest ■election of straw goods, silk, straw, and artificial Trimmings ever brought toLos Angeles. Among which may be foand the latest Parisian styles, direct from the importer. O UR stock of Mourning Goods is full and complete. Ia this line, the public are assured that they may find at our establishment every article requisite, We shall devote particular attention to this branch of business. O NEof our Firm will reside permanently iu San Francisco, for the purpose of making selections from the earliest importations, and keep our House supplied, by every steamer, with every variety of goods for the Gentlemeu's Furnishing D EPARTMENT, which we shall endeavor to keep replete with Clothing of every description—Hats, Caps, Sue Boots, Gaiters, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Cravats, kc Everything pertaining to this branch we are determined to render worthy the consider ation of the pablic ; and, $ ATISFIED, from our past experience, that we can prosecute a business, ia future, mutually beneficial to tbe public as well as ourselves, we confidently unfurl our flag to the breeze. Possessing the finest Sales Room in this section, located in the centre of the business portion of the city—fitted up with all the modern appliances peculiar to a first-class House ; superadded to which, a determination on the part of the Proprietors to please, warrant the belief, that a discriminating pablic will not bo tardy in responding to the call. bU PRAGER & MORRIS. Montgomery House RESTAURANT LOS ANGELES. The undersigned will open /SfS. UTO-MOKROW. tho 9lh of/,f< \ — AUGUST, at the above well-W <ij) known House, A RESTAURANT, where the choicest viands will be dispensed to his guests. The cooking department will bc under the charge °,m For> whois known as au accomplished caterer !To the establishment will be attached a PASTRY DEPARTMENT, whare can be procured at all times everything that can be desired in this line Families and parties supplied Qnjtbe shortest notice D. MAROHESEAULT, Proprietor: Loi Angeles, Aug. 8th, 1857. Los Augeles. fiHl J- T" MORRIS k BROS, re- rlj spectfully inform their friends «*-and the public generally, that. they have greatly enlarged their old store, and fitted It up in a styie of superior elegance, rendering it the most convenient and best appointed business establishments in Los Augeles. To obtain, to its fullest extent, the advantages of light, they have replaced the wall fronting ou Cominereia! street, wi h a magnificent Crystal Show Case, richly ornamented with an elegantly designed and executed Hailroad Train, APPROPRIATE EMBLEM of the energy which has heretofore characterized their house. Having, in addition to fheir former assortment, received per last steamer a large and well-selected stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS, Of the latest styles and fashions, they are enabled to offer to the public The most Extensive Collection of FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, Silks—Black, colored and moire antique. Shawls—Chinese embroidered, English, French and Cashmeres. Barege—Plain and figured. Mouslin de laine and challe dresses. Chambre dresses and French lawns. Mantillas and Chinese embroidered aprons. WHITE GOODS, Swiss and book mouslin, figured and plain. Jaconett, aud corded muslin. Figured and plain window curtains. Victoria, and bishop lawns. Ladies corded skirts (uow style) Irish linens. Irish liueu cambric handkerchiefs. Sheeting and shirting, bleached and unbleached. EMBROIDERIES, French setts, sleeves and collars. English setts, sleeves and collars. Chemisettes, collars, sleeves aud caps. Laces and edging, thread, silk and cotton. EIBBONS, French, fancy, and colored velvet. Stra'c^ G-oods, Bonnets ladies' tuscan, leghorn and English. Misses' embroidered leghorn Hats. Boys'Italian hats. Alexander's celebrated kid gloves. White and colored silk thread anil cotton gloves. Ladies' and misses' black silk mits. Ladies'and gentlemen's gauntlets. WORSTED GOODS, Black and figured alpacca. Boinbazrtrs, merinos and Scotch plaid. COLORED QOODS. jhams, muslins and calicoes, a great variety, Casitnercs, satiuetts and flannels. READY MADE CLOTHING Flue black, brown and blue frock and sack coats. Fine and heavy beaver overcoats. Fine talmas of every description. Fine and heavy French and American cassimere pants. Fine black French doeskin pants. Fine heavy ribbed cassimere and cloth business suits. 9 Fine fancy silk, ve'vet, satin and cloth vests. (new style.) Fine white and checked linen and cotton shirts. Fine silk merino and cotton undershirts and draw- NEW STORE. AT THE LATE Stand of Johnson & Allanson, Junction of Main and Spring- streets, FEANCIS MELLUS, OFFERS FOR SALE, at the abov greatly reduced rates, at wholesale tarrd, at retail, a large assortment of GENERAL MERCHANDIZE iDis.-sr GOOBS, Consisting of Calicos, Bleached aud Unbleached Drills and Domestics, China arrd Woollen Shawls, Cloths, Cassimeres, Satinets, Velvets, Velveteens, Flannels, Silks, Satins, Dress-stiills, Linens, Muslins, laces. Ribbons, "Nestings, Tsw-lling Table Cloths and Covers, silk aud cotton Handkerchiefs, kc kc. HOSIPRT, CONSISTING OF Silk, woollen and cotton Hose and Half-Hose, Children's Boots, Gloves and Gauntlets, Nightcaps, Undershirts, Drawers, kc kc. &c. Fancy G-qocIsj, CONSISTING OF Fancy Toilet and Shaving Soaps, Combs and Brushes, Buttons, Needles, sewing silks and cottons, thread, hooks and eyes, beads, hair oils, perfumery, work bags, razor strops, trimmings, suspenders, kc LIQUORS, CONSISTING OF Whiskey, brandy, sherry, muscatel, cider, cor dials and syrups, kc kc. OHlOOEr-EHES, CONSISTING OF Sugar, Coffee, Rice, Tea, Preserved Fruits'arid Meats, Spices, Tobacco, Candles, Soap, Salt, Pickles, Powder, Fork, Bread, Vinegar, Starch, Crackers, Salcratns, Cream Tartar, Bacon, Hams, Lard, Olive Oil, Syrup, Yeast Powders, and a small lot of choice Raisins, kc kc CONSISTING OF Dishes, plates, bowls, cups and saucers, chambers, tumblers and wine glasses, lamp chimneys, ewer basins, soap and brush dishes, mugs, pitchers, &c. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, CONSISTING OF Ploughs, shovels, spades, hoes, rakes, picks, crowbars, scythes and riffles, corn sheliers, fanning mills, wheels "and -axles, horse powers, grain cradles, churns, kc. kc kc Olotliins, . CONSISTING OF Flannel, calico, cotton and linen shirts, pantaloons vests, coats, jackets, fire. Sic kc. Stationery CONSISTING OF School books, playing cards, letter, cap, blotting and account paper, account and memorandum book: blanks, inkstands, ink, wax, wafers, sand and sand boxes, liles, slates, envelopes, rulers, kc kc. kc "Woodoii "Wcn^e, CONSISTING OF Pails, buckets, brooms, scoops, clothespins, bun. starts, mortars, matches, paint and white wash brushes, mouse traps, piggins, kc kc kc . Furniture, CONSISTING OF Bedsteads, chairs, toilet stands, looking glasses, bureaus, mat-trasses, pillows, kc kc kc H £*, r OL "VST a r © CONSISTING OF A large assortment of carpenters', blacksmiths", masons', and coopers' tools ; hinges, locks, latches, bolts, hooks, nails, screws, tacks, brails, flat irons, kitchen utensils, locks, iron, steel, lead, cart boxes, spoons, razors, axes and hatchets, pocket aud tabll cutlery, shot, kc kc kc — A L S O, — India rubber boots, ladies', misses'and children's gaiters and shoes, gents' calf boots,-.men's and boys' boots and brogans, paints, turpentine, rosin, varnish, hand carts, grindstones, cordage, duck, <fcc. &c. &c. SALT. FRANCIS MELLUS. Established in 1849. ONE OF OUR FIRM is at present travelling in Europe, where he is collecting unci forwarding to ns by every steamer, the most splendid stock ol WITCHES AiVll JEWELRY ever imported into this State. Onr Watches cannot be surpassed for substantiality and time-keep- Our Jewelry is selected with the greatest care, anil none but the most tasteful goods made of the finest gold are allowed to leave our estab lishinent. Q-ueurtz Je-wrelry We manufacture on the premises. We are the nventors of the art, and keep ahead of all competition. WATCH REPAIRING s done by the best workmen, under our own inspection, and warranted for one year. Watches for repair sent to us by Express are attended to promptly. BARRETT & SHERWOOD, 135 Montgomery street, between Clay aud Commercial streets, jy26 tf SAN FRANCISCO. To Bakers and Families ■iKBiBBaa s*a»®w©a From the Los Angeles Eagle Mills, Constantly on hand and for sale, at wholesale and retail, by FRANCIS MEIAUS, Junction of Main and Spring Street NOTICE IS hereby given to persons trading or doin" any business lor which License is required bylaw lhat from this date they will be required to come' and pay said license at the County Treasurer's office or they will be liable to prosecution for non-compliance Willi the following statute : Section 1st Any person or persons who shall vend bv wholesale or retail any spirituous or malt or »,„c.„, hqnor, or any goods, wares, or merchandise within any county in this Slate, wi- liout first Obtaining a heense so to do, as required by law shall be deemed guilty ol a misdemeanor, and noon conviction thereof in any court of competent juris- diction, be fined m a sum of not less than twenty, five nor more than two hundred dollars See 2 The Recorder's Court of any city, and any Justice of the Peace of the county iu which such offence is charged to have been committed »b.H have .unsdicticn ,„ try ,„«i determine the Sac. 3. Upon the trial of ititt „ •„■ t r,idf & iy ,hia act- ^ttAst deemed not to have procured any such lieense unless h. prove the contrary to the satisfaction of a e court or jury by whom the same is tried All t™ collected under this act snail be paid i„'t„ the tree sury of the county in which conviction is had H. N. ALEXANDER Los Angel,., Oct. 26th, l85,C°U"tJ 1'™™*- Fine black silk^neck handkerchiefs, cravats and neck ties. Fine English merino and cotton half-hose. Everything connected with Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods. A large and complete assortment of SUMMER GOODS, Lately imported, consisting of— Fine black silk alpacca Raglan coats. Fine black alpacca frock aud sack coats. Fine Chinese silk j-vrass summer coats. Fine white linen Raglan coats. Fine planters'' linen duck coats. Fine white linen Marsailles pants and vests, Also a large assortment ot— Hats. Caps, Skoes and Boots, Carpct-Bngs, Umbrellas and Navy Revolvers The attention of the LADIES is particularly invited to an entirely new importation of fashionable Trimmings for Dresses and Bonnets. Possessing unsurpassed facilities for the purchase of goods, Messrs. J. L. MORRIS & BROS, are enabled to sell, at prices which defy competition • and, determined to render their establishment the favorite resort of the purchasing public, no efforts will be spared upon their part to give satisfaction to their patrons. Don't Forget the Place, ©airs spa a. vsoftHh COMMERCIAL STREET. Southern Dispatch Line OP SAN PEDRO PACKETS, TOUCHING AT SANTA BARBARA. 11HIS LINE is composed of the tavorite clipper . schooners LAURA BEVAN, Captain F. Morton j JULIUS PRINGLE, J, S.Garcia; S. D. BAILEt.N. Hilltr; ARNO, Wm. Hughes. Which will run regular hereafter as above, taking freight aud passengers on the most favorable terms, to which every care and attention will be Jd. ' Arrangements are in progress by which a regular Weekly line of Schooners will be established, sailing from San Francisco, without fail, every Saturday. For further particulars apply to any of the principal merchants at Los Angeles, San Pedro, or Santa Barbara. ' N.PIERCE, Proprietor of the Line, at San Francisco. Office— Corner of Market and Eaststreets,lower building, (up stairs,) where goods will be receipted for and forwarded iree of storage and drayage , au£l6 IST O "3? X O 33 To Southern Merchants The Subscriber offers hisser vices for the purchase Every description of Mercliaiirtlsi.-, on Commission. HAVING had many years' experience in this particular branch of business, be feels confident that he can give entire satisfaction to all who favor him with their orders, which may be addicsied to him direct, or through R. EMERSON Esq., of Los Angeles, to whom especial reference is made. J. ROWLAND BILL. San Francisco, Oct. 1st, 1857. oc24= EMPORIUM OF THE FACIEIC J.M.Strobridg:3&Co Corner of Sansomc and Coinmer cial streets. SAN FRANCISCO, WOULD call the attention of the public of Southern California to the largest and niostcoiiiplete assortment of Clothing: and Gentlemen's Wearing Apparel, ever offered in this state, consisting, in part of Fine black, brown, and blue frock coats; Blue dress coats; black, brown, grey, blue,and ; ed business suits; Summer raglans and sacks of every description, particularly adapted to warm climates ; Fine black and blue doeskin and fancy cassimere pants Double, single-breasted, velvet, marseillcs, silk. cashmerette and cusslmere vests; also, A large assortment of navy flannel and alpacasuits. Also, a large assortment of Gentlemen's Furnishing GoOfll, consisting of white and fancy cotton and linen shirts of the latest styles; Heavy and fine silk, cashmere, merino, shaker flannel and canton flannel under shirts and drawers; Silk, merino, linen and cotton half-hose; Cravats, scarfs, and neck-ties of every description; K.ii.1, silk, cashmere and linen gloves ; Suspenders; silk and linen handkerchiefs; . Fine black, brown, Panama, Peruvian, Leghorn, beaver, and silk hats ; Army, navy, velvet, cloth and cassimere caps; Also, about Twenty Thousand Dollars worth of marseillcs and linen SUMMER CLOTIIIArG just, opened. Also, sole leather trunks, valises, and carpet bags of every description; And, in fact, everything pertaining to a gentleman's wardrobe constantly on hand. . We flatter ourselves, with seven years' experience and with tho largest assortment on the coast, that we can please all in quality, price and stylo. Every article we sell we guarantee to give satisfaction, we manufacture our own goods. Pleaa« Give us a Call. All Orders promptly filled, and forwarded by tha return Steamer. FRANK I>. GILBERT, with J. M. STROBRIDGE & Co. fen $xmtxm %^nim\u\\h. $>m jfnmtka &hfertismtnfo To Parties Claiming Payment front tlie United States for loss ami ilestrvtctien ot Properly during tlie War with Mexico. PARTIES desirous of having their Qarms prosecuted by the undersigned before the Court of Claims at Washington, can receive all the necessary information on tho subject, and havo their Claims promptly prosecuted on application to 0. MORGAN, Los Arrgeles. aug 2 J- D. STEVENSON, San Francisco TO yiTOMJElCIAITS. Dow, Childs, & Co., WIIOJLKSAI.E GROCERS No. 80 Front Street, San Francisco J. G. DOW, 0. W. CHfLDS, J. A. BuTTKKif O. W. CHILDS, [Ull OF I.OS ANG.KI.KS,] HAVING formed a business connection m gan Francisco, as aboTc, arrd desirous of securing the trade of his old friends io the South, will Bparo no effort to prosecute a business with the Southern Coast, satisfactory to his patrona. Possessing an intimate and thorough knowleufro of the trade, he can guarantee more favorable in. ducements than offered by any other firm. All orders for merchandise will meet with atnet attention. Consignments of Produce solicited,, and Satisfactory returns guaranteed. Los Angeles, July 1st, 1851. TO FARMERS. TOBACCO, PARTIKS HAVING CALIFORNIA GROWN TOBACCO, of last jour's crop, will find a purchaser, by addressing a line to ADOLPII SUTEO, HBpl2 11G Montgomery street, Sau Francisco. RAILROAD HOUSE JAMES THOMPSON, Proprietor. Formerly of Haley & Thompson. KNTIIANCK, 48 Commsrcial and 87 Clay streets, Between Front and Battery, SAN FR/IA"CISCO. RESTAURANT—First Floor. LADIES ORDINARY—Second Story. THIS House has undergone a thoroitgh renovating aud cleansing, with new furniture, beds and Bedding.. It is intended by the Proprietor to have this House second to none in this city. Great care has been taken to select the best ot servants, and no expense will be spared to make the weary traveler comfortable at the Rail Road House.? Capt. JOHN PAYNE, formerly master of the steamer Mountaineer, ou the Delaware river, and late of the steamer New Jersey, ou the North River, New York, will be my Assistant iu the management of the Hotel. There has also been fitted up magnificent Ba£> Rooms and Hair Dressing Room attached to the Hotel, which, for cleanliness, kc, will not be surpassed by any of this city. Also, a Billiard room and Pool Table. The Bar is stocked with the finest choice oi Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A fine Lunch served every day at 11 o'clock, aulo a JAMES THOMPSON, Proprietor ROBERT JOSEPHI, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Diamonds, Uold FtiiiH, ClneJfcx, Wnteh Bl«Uil»t» Tools, GI»«se«, Ax-. <Sec. 171 Washington street, Between Montgomery and Kearny, (upjrtalr») SAM FttAHCISCO. I HAVE just received direct rroB the mwmfiK;-. tiirers a Urge assortment of goods, of the Uteri fltjles and patterns, in the tvboYe lifle. j^KM hare constantly on hand and am in regular receipt of full and complete assortments of goods adapted to the California trade. To ilte trade and dealers in tht* interior. I would sbt¥ your orders will receive prompt arrd careful attention. -Please give me a call. ROBERT JOSEPHI. jza@-N.B.—- No business couueetion with J. S. Josephl. Bep26 3m N. REYNOLDS & CO., Produce and General Commission' MERCHANTS, Nos. 70 ami 81 .Davis street.* Between Clay arrd Washington streets, Plou SAN FRANCISCO, Cau Personal attention given to the sale of— m, Onions, Butte: PAPSR HANGIHC1S Just Received, per late Arrivals, FRANK BAKER, 110 and 112 Clay street, San Francisco 6000 rolls French and American Borders ; 300 pieces Tapestry Velvet Carpet; 625 pieces Tapestry Brussels carpet; 230 pieces three-ply caijiet; ^SOO pieces superfine ingrain carpet ;i |3o0 pieces extra firrc ingrain carpets ; 200 pieces cotton aud wool carpets ;. 125 pieces stair carpets, assorted ; - 275 pieces Bay State druggets; 800 pieces oil cloth, assorted ; 125 pieces silk damask and brocittclle ; 300 pieces cotton and worsted damask j 4000 pair window shados; I 875 pair lace curtains; TS0 pair muslin curtains ; 8000 cornices and curtains ; 325 dozen mats, assorted. Stair Rods, Table Covers, Gimps, Fringes, &c. "Wholesale and Retail* by FBANK BAKER, 110 and HiiClay street. Orders from the country filled with care and dis patch. sepia 8m KKK*, uvrea Heat*. Wool, Hlcle.f, And all staple products of the country. Will fill orders for goods when aecoinpaniedbt cash or equivalent, in way of consignments. Have constantly on hand rrew and second hand Grain and Gunny Hugs, which we offer by the bale or bundle, in Iota to suit. First class storage furnished when required, and liberal advances made .on consignments in store. Having good experience and locality, we trust, by strict attention, to give that satisfaction which is pleasant to both ourselves and our consignors. Nrcn. Rkykolds. L. V. H. Ho\v>:r.r,. San Francisco, Sept. 2fi, 1857. TO TJtUQ FAltMKU AND Dealer inAgricultural Implements JFJLdEJAsia" ItE3-AI> ! I KKKOTICI) A GOOD SHUT, with fkcilit led by any in thli )i»t bn- perlurj. wt, in WHOLESALE DRY GOODS. TAAFFE, MCCAHJLL & CO., Front Street, corner Sacramento, IMPORT i.;KS AND JOB URS OF STAPLE AND FANCY. i>:u. tt & o o i> is, Olotliliis, cfco., HAVE NOW ON HAND AND ARE constantly receiving by every clipper ship from til. East, and by every steamer via the Isthmus, a complete and extensive assortment ALL GOODS IN THEIR LINE, 8KLKCTKJ> Expressly for this market by one of the Firm, winch will be sold at the lowest market prices, and to wlncl the attention of city and country buyers is invited. Particular attention is called to their select stock oi NEW SPRING AND FALL GOODS, COMPRISING The latest Styles and Designs. A large assortment of Alexandre's Celebrated KID GLOVES, Always on hand, together with a large Variety of Illicit Gloves, Gauntlets, OEC. ALSO, A TEST FULL STOCK OF HOSIERY, COMPRlsrNG E PER YARTICLE in this DEPARTMENT DAVIES k JONES' CELEBRATED P A T EJ N T S H I 11 T S. Cotton Ducks, Nos, OOOO to 10, K^ivcn's-Ducks, Drills, Sheetings, Ac, Ac. Also, a large stock of SPRING and FALL CLOTHING suitable for the Mining and Agricultural districts, together with every article to bo found in the Dry Goods lino. O R D E It s PILLED WITH CARE AND DESPATCH. TAAFFE, McCAHlLL & CO. augie i Pront street, corner Sit< nto. u I'iii;turnip Agricultural iin)it«nent«, 1 bcji li iiouncu rluit I ,im now projici-lv under way will niiittSB. I employ Done but the best ind most e<! im-cli:>nil:*, ami work no material but the tlii-i way ! hepe to promote tlie initial i.r tin ahanlo; tlie Intersil of the farmer j the Interest of ray yomii'ui.d Ki-iMvii)S Auncultunil State : ami al the nine tuiii! that interest which is 1'iuviiiijj.t With all mnnliiml— sell. I have had twenty yearn experience in the mana- [faofcrlng busfnedij 1 lj»ABLI8HED THE FIBBT 8B4V, anilma.le the KiUST STKKL I'l.lAV in tin. State of Wincun- sin,i,i the il.iwaofher .lay ofgreat agricultural iun-rovo- tneiit. 1 also made the yiliST REAPlXf! AND MOWING MACHINE, And the first Steel Mow ever made in this State. Tfiere- fiive. will, mv (.■xponi-nuo. anil a knowledge ef the want* of the country, (which are different from most allien.,) I !eel c.nli.lent Ihut I can and will .hi much for the in teiesUol' tlie ai;ncuiturists ot tlie cuiilrv ; and in mj efforts I trust 1 nhall meet with a grind slum-«f patronage Iniiii the farmer, and all interested in this mutter, and in tlie interest and development of the :.i;ric«kiir»l improvement ol'our State. 1 design, and have underway tltu manufacturing or 1500 CAST STEEL CALIFORNIA f>V.V.V TILLER OR Ql'KKX OF WEST PLOWS. The moul.lboari], the hnulside, and share, are manufactured of cast steel, making the plow run much ligliltr than any plow ever used iu this country. Also, GANG PLOWS, CULT1VAT0K3, HARROWS, FAXN MILLS, &c. &c. In addition to what I manufacture. I -shall constantly he receiving implements from Ihe best makers of thV Eastern and Western States, amongst which are 500 CINCINNATI EAGLE STEEL AND ROVER PLOWS, A shipment of which has just arrived These plows stand in point of true merit and worth altogether higher than any others iu the eretit ici-icultli- ral State of Ohio. Please favor me with a call, and sec for yourself, anrl te convinced thai I am publishing no humbug, but simply facts as they are, and that our voiini; State can. witliia itself, already provide the farmer with implements infe- Any article j manufacture will have all tlie latest im. PR)tenet.ts. and he finished in a workmanlike maimer. All kinds of agricultural implement* and machines re- paired on short notice, and in the bpst manner, and on reasonable terms. TI10S. OGO SHAW, .111 Sacramento street, near Davis, San Francis CO. fltS-Shun comer Davis and Sacramento slrtetM. FOR SA1,F,, 10 Keij-rttoiu! AVi.u-. nd Older ftflile, Suitable for manufacturing Wine ami Cider, by T. 0. SHAW. ■S'A Sacramento Blreet, near Davis, 4inon SAN FRAN&SCP. 107 Clay Street, OFFER FOR SALE A full and complete nMsorf mclit of rtesli-nWe DRUGS AND 1Y!F,.D:ICJNKS. R. .fc GO. respectfully solicit orders fro in tho country, and will gnnnuitue Siilisfiiction. in every |Jiirtrcnliir, to those who 1'a.vor thorn with their custom. no28 '! NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to tire lato firm of Johnson & Allanson, of this city, arc respectfully requested to make immediate settlement of their accounts, either by money or note, to the undersigned, who alone is authorized to receive the same. FRANCIS MELLUS, Junction of Main and Spring streets. Loa Angeles, April 17 th, 1857. VOL. YII. LOS ANGELES, CAL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1857. NO.'30. £00 Angeles Star: .runLOWED EVERY SATURDAY MORNrNO, At No. 1, Rico Buildings, Spring Street, Los Arrgeles, : BY H. HAMILTON. TERMS: Subscription, per annum, in advance. .$5 00 For Six Months, .. 3 00 For Three Months 2 00 Single Number 0 25 * ADVEitTiSBMBKya inscrto at TwoDollars per square of ten lines, for the first insertion ; and One Dollar per square for each subsequent insertion. A liberal deduction made to Yearly Advertisers,. Aobnts.—The following gentlemen are authorized Agents for the Star : t. P. Fimuer A. ,...San Francisco. !!iin.Nri & Bitkdiok, ftrai Ollicu. San Gabriel. Cos- !."■-'. Tno.M>•«.)* Monie. It: N\fftBHK Santa, Barbara. Juuck I). A. Tiio«f As ... J San lUrnardino. BELLA UNION HOTEL 3UC£LizaL Street, LOS ANOBLES. FLASHNER & BREMERMANN, PROPRIETORS, MTHTS HOTEL, so lon» known as the best in Southern California, having passed into the hands of tire present Proprietors, has been thoroughly relittcd, and many additions made to its accommodations'. Strangei-s, and gentlemen with their families, will find this arr agreeable home,.at all times. The table will be supplied, as heretofore, with all the delicacies of the market. - my2 WALKliNSlIAW & FOLKS, Family Grocers, AND DEALERS IN Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Clothing, Kats, Boots, Shoes, &c. &b: S&^tXi ^r30X"XX£^37Cii2aO- Wifc F. having refitted their store in a neat . and commoofoup style, are now prepared to Invite their friends and the public generally to call and examine their well-selected stock. Their motto will be, to SELL CHEAP, and they respectfully solicit a continuance of the patronage ■which has so liberally beerr bestowed upon them since their opening. Fio.l.u-e tiikii., in EKzcIiatigc fbr Goods, ami Market Ifrlro allowed. WALKIJJSHAW k FOLKS. San Bernardino, August 15th, 1857. . ^nsiTOs Carts. LAZARD & WOLFSKILL, MPOHTER3*, And Wholesale aiid Eietail Dealers iu French, English and American Dry Groods. Corner of Melius Row, Loa Angeles. aug 9 BACHMAN &. CO., WHOLESALE AKO KETAII, DEALERS IN' Giioccrlca, Wines, l^lqn«rs, Clothing, Hardware, iiic, &e. Produce, IIlil.cs. nml Wool taken In exchange. Loa Angeles street, Eecond house from Commercial atreet. ■ unlii AUG. W. TIMMS. Forwarding and CommisKion Merchant, San Peoho a;:d Los Angbjjbs,C<4X.; un7 H. READ, Agent, T.os Angeles. R. E. RAIMOAfD,A"o. lOo Front strelt, Agent at San Francisco. GAMBRIWUS BREWERY. THE best ALE and ttl-JEll manufactured, aridal- waya on hand. Delivered to city customers without extra charge. Coopering anil Itepairlng nf Unrrcls, &c.&c. An assortment of Barrels always on hand. K. MES515R, Proprietor. . Cot RASSETTE HOUSE, ier Mush anil tfnnsunn; .Streets M. A. FXtK'-iJCII, JPi-ftpxlotos-. MTlre above named hou^e having been thoroughly renovated, ia row ready to accommodate its patrons in aa comfortable a manner aa any hotel in the state. au22 NO MO^CHUTpES. SAN BERNARDINO. MR. FRANK L. WETTERGHEN, of San Bernardino, has been appbinled. agent in San Bernardino city, for theCorninission and Forwarding Souse of A. W. Timins. Jfe is authorized to collect money and transact all business for the house. A. W. TIMMS, Los Angeles and Sau Pedro Los Angeles, April 11, .857. Carriage ana lllacksmitli Shop. By JOHN GOLLBIl. LOS ANGELES STEEET, NEAR THE TOOT OF COMMERCIAL J^ THE subscriber reapectf'ully -$T?%informs the public generally that ^P^lie will keep eonsUnity ou hand and will manufacture to order, Coaches,Buggies, Wagons,Carts &c in a neat and workmanlike manner. He has on hand and for sale a hue stock of Eastern white oak and hickory plauk and axles. He keeps constantly on hand a large variety of cart aud buggy wheels, spokes, felloes, shafts, neck yokes, double and singletrees. Horse Shoeing find Bl:icKsmitliin& tn all its various branches, executed with promptness and dispatch. Particular attention will be given to the manufacture and repair of Plows, Harrows, and Other Farming utensils. He has an extensive assortment of iron axles, springs, bolts, plow aud spring steel, and other material pertaining to the business, too numerous to mention. Also, 20 Tons of Blacksmiths' Coal. "With none but the best of workmen in his employ, lie feels eonfrdentthat he can give entire satisfaction to his customers. _^ un7 JOHN GOLLER. ds^in the ■eign cf C blacksmith: CARRIAGE SHOP, By h. Mclaughlin & bro., LOS ANS-EliES STREET, Opposite Melius' Building- ftli take the present opportunity to inform the VV public, that wc are prepared to do all kinds of Work i>crtiiinins to our business in a maimer that cannot be surpassed in this Sty, and at as reasonable rates as the high prices of stock will l"-^?- „ Wc are now building some ot the best WAbOBB that over have been built in the Southern country ■«-01d castings bought at Stl per luinuredpounus. ibbu ii. Mclaughlin & bro. TSTotioo. i LL persons are hereby cautioned against hny- A in" or otherwise trading for uiiveutcd horses, or cattle of out brands ; or they will be prosecuted to the extent of the law. ,..TITW \ND11EAS DOMING! E/. « p20-tf JESUS Ma. COTA de DOM1NGUEZ. A Tell-Tale Machine. IT seem that the Ejjbotbo-Ohhmicai. Baths, have decided the vexed question in regard to the .notorious National Hotel disease; one victim having been fortunate enough to try the baths, as a last resort, wherein the "test-plate showed a heavy deposit of arsenic." This tells a dark tale cm somebody, and shows how the people choose to be iMiilhugged, even to death, rather than bo cured by a. unpopular agent. The Electro-Chemical baths were is use and within the reach of those -victims but they wore in the hands ol HmroMMts, hence, but o»e of the many victims, lt seems, re. sorted to tin in. I do sot claim that the baths arc a cure-all, but. that they are a powerful agent in renovating the human system generally, and that they to.H expel from the system murcuri/. or other mineral poisons, so as to be seen by the uaked eye ; showing clearly the absurdity of the Alopathie practice, and why the Doctors decry these tell-tale machines. ... Should there be any in this community, independent enough to investigate these things for themselves, they may find it to tiieir advantage to call on the undersigned, who administers the baths, and is n dealer in electro-magnetic machines for family use, giving all necessary direc- T. J. HARVEY, Progressive. Los Angeles, Sept. 5,1867. Bfl Card.. THOMAS TILDEN General Mercantile Agent, SAN bRAA'-ClSCO, CjIL. rp TILDEN" having had sottfe fifteen .years ex- X, pi rieiice in n geiuu-iil MerCiiniile and Merchandise husineBS, (lie l-.'.-i eight yenre in San Francisco, will atten.l (o the sale, purchase, and fur- warding ol every description o! goods with punctuality and dispatch. Also, collections and remittances to all pa; ts of the country. Atlantic States and Europe, made with promptness and fidelity. Negotiations, and every description-of mercantile business, transacted upon the most liberal terms. aug8 Reference—Don'ANDRES PICO, LosAngeles. STATE OF CALIFOHA'IA, \ County of Los Angeles. J tlu> Distvirr. C.iiu-t of lilt First .Tutlielal Jose Sepulveda, Jose Dolores Sepulveda, plaintiffs Noah Felch, William U ILeyuolds, defendants. Action brought in the District Court of the- 1st Judicial District, and the complaint filed in the city andconnty of Los Angeles, in the office ofthe cterkof said District Court. Tl.<> People Ot" (lit; Slot.*: Ol Culiioriiiii send Greeting : To NO AH PELCH anil WILLIAM K. ltfclYXOt.US. YOU are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by tire above named plaintiiik"in our District Court ot the First Judicial District, in and Coif the county of Los Angeles, and lo answer the complaint filed therein, a certified copy of which you are herewith served, within ten days after tbe service on you of this summons—ii served within this county ; or if served out, of this county but witlfin the First Judicial District, within twenty days after the service thereof; or if served out of the First Judicial District but fn the State of California, within forty days after the service thereof; always exc:usive of the day of service ; —or judgment by default will be taken against you. . .- The said action is brought fur the cancllation ef a certain note, of date March 31st, 1855, for $800. executed by plain!ills to tlie defendant Fclcii, or order, and set forth,in said complaint, aud to enjoin the sale .or transfer thereof, and further proceedings iu a e.-i-iaiu action now pending thereon "in tbe 4th District Court, and bringing or maintaining any action thereon in any court whatsoever, as mofe fully appears in said ooir- plarut. and for costs and general relief; aud rf you fail to appear and answer the said complaint as above required, the said plaintiffs will cause default to be entered against you, and apply to the court for the relief prayed for iu this com- Witness the Hon. Benjamin Hayes, Judge of our District- Court aforesaid, the 25th day of November. A.D. 1857. ■ ; Tseal] Attest: Mv hand and the seal ot said ■ , Court the <U'v :.!!;! von:- last above written. C1IAS. R. JOHNSON. Clerk. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, | Countt/ of Los Angeles, j I Benjamin Haves, District Judge, of the First Judicial District. State of California, having read ■ind considered the affidavit of Jonathan 11. Scott, and it appearing to my satisfaction therefrom, that a cause of action exists in tins cause against William It. Revuolds, one of the defendants, and that he is a necessary -and proper party in this cause, and that after due diligence he cannot be found within the State of California, or conceals himself to avoid .service of summons, do hereby order, ,«n That service of summons be mane on said Key- nolds, by publishing a copy ot the summons ru this case, together with a copy of this order, 10 the Los Angeles Star, a newspaper published m the city and county of Los Angeles, once a week, for the term of two mouths, aud by depositing a copy of the summons, with a copy oftheeom- nlaiut certified by the clerk, in the post office m '■!,,■ c'ty of 1-os Angeles, addressed to. the defendant, William R. Reynolds, at his place of resi- Tluis done and 3igrued, this 25th day of Novetn- '°1' '"'"'BENJAMIN HAYES, District Judge. A true copy. - ISEiL] ' Attest: Mv hand and the seal ot said Court, this-25th day ot November, A.D. **•-.'■"• CHAS. 11. JOHNSON, Clerk. Los Angeles, Nov'. 28. 185?. 2m A Ltai Worth Preserving—Curious farts from History. The Saxona first introduced archery in the time of Voltigeur. It was dropped immediately after the conquest, but revived by the Crusaders, they having felt the effect of it from the Partlri- ans. Bows and arrows as weapons of war were in use, with stone cannon ball, as late as 1640.— it is singular that all the statutes for the encouragement of archery were framed after the invention of gunpowder and firearms. Yew trees were encouraged in churchyards, for the making of bows In 1742. Hence their generality in churchyards in England at the present time. Coata of arms came into vogue in the reign of Richard I. of England, and became hereditary in families in the year 1192. They took their rise from the knights painting their banners with different figures to distinguish them in the crusades. The first standing army of modern time waa established by Charles VII. of France, in 1455. Previous to that time tha King had depended on his nobles for contingents in time of war. A standing army was first established in England in 1638 by Charles I. hut it was declared illegal, as well as the organization ofthe Royal Guards, iu 1370. The first permanent military baud instituted in England, was the yeomen ofthe guards, established in I486. Guns were invented by Swartz, a German, about the year 1378. and were brought into use hy,the Venetians in 1382. Cannon were inyented at an anterior date. They were first used at the battle of Creasy in 1345. In England they were first used at the siege of Berwick in 1405. It was not until 1544, however, that they were cast in England. They were used on hoard of ships by the Venetians in 1535, and were in use among the Turks about the same time. An artillery com- pany was instituted in' England for weekly exer- theycar 1610. nee on ships was first practised in the Caesar in the year 45. It was a general custom in Europe in 1194. Insurauce officea were first established in London, in 1G07. Astronomy was first studied by the Moors, and by them introduced into Europe, in 1201. The rapid growth of modern astronomy dates from the time of Copernicus. Books of astronomy and geometry were destroyed, as iuf'ected with magic, in England, under the reign of Edward IV. iu the year 1552. Bauks were first established by Lombard Jews in Italy. The name is derived from banco (bench) benches being erected in the market place for the exchange of money, etc. The first public bank was at Venice, in 1550. The Bank of England waa established in 1693. In 1699 its notes were at 20 per cent- discount. The invention of bells is attributed to Poloniua. Bishop of N<ila, Campania, about the year 400. They were first introduced into churches as a defence against thunder and lightning. Trieyjvere. first put up in Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshiref" 945. In the eleventh century, and later, it was the custom to baptize them in the churches before they were used. The curfew bell was established in 1073. It was rung at eight in the evening, when people were obliged to put out their fire; and candies. The custom waa abolished in 1100. Bellmen were appoiuted in 1556, to ring the bells and cry out, " take care of your fire and candle- be charitable to the poor, and pray for the dead How many are aware of the word " boo !" used to frighten children with. It is a corruption of the word "Boh," the name of a fierce Gothic general, the son of Odin, the mention of whose name spread a panic among his enemies. Book-keeping was first introduced into England from Italy by Peele in 1556. It was derived from a system of algebra, published at Venice by Bm Notaries public were first appointed by the fathers of the Christian Church, to collect the acts and memoirs of martyrs in the first sanctuary. The administration of the oath in civil cases is of high antiquity. See Exodus, sxii.. 10. ing on the Gospela was first used in 528. The oath was first adninistered in judicial proceedings in England by the Saxons in 600. The words, '■ So help me God, and all saints,'-' concluded an oath till the yesr 1550. Signals to be used at aea were first contrived by James II. when Duke of York, in 1665. They were a.'terwards improved- upon by the French commander, Tourville, and by Admiral Balchen, Raw silk is said to have been first made by a people of China called Seras, 140 B. C. It was first brought from India in 275, aud a pound of it at that time was worth a pound of gold. The manufacture of raw sifji. was introduced into Europe from India by some monks in 550. Silk dresses were first worn in 1455. Tbe eggs of the silkworm were first brought to Europe in 527. The Boston Law Reporter for June Contains a very able and thorough review of the Dred Scott ;' Decision," which will enable the reader to know what the Supreme Court has decided in that important case far more readily and clearly than he can learu from the official report itself. In fact, the review has done jnst what the reporter, Mr. Howard, in long and confused head notes, attempted, but failed to accomplish. Those, also^ who desire to understand, not merely the poiata which the so-called decision really decided, but what it did not decide, will do well to consult the Law Reporter's article, the authorship of which ascribed to Horace Gray, Jr., and John Lowell, two well known legal gentlemen of Boston. The result of their investigation of the decisiou is briefly stated as follows : "First—As to the question, "Can a negro be citizen of the United States?" It has been mmonly supposed that the court decided this question in the negative. This is a mistake. From the form iu which it was presented, it was very doubtful whether it was before the court for a decisi in. Four of the nine Judges thought it was ; theBe were the Chief Justice, and Justices Wayne and Daniel, who answer the question in the negalive, and Justiee Curtis, who answers it in the affirmative. Of the Judges who give no opinion on the point, one (Judge McLean) declares that if he answered the question'at all it would be in the affirmative ; Judge Catron,-when Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, gave an opinion directly involving an affirmati to the question ; the three other Judges gave no clue to their opinions. On this question, then, the court stands thus: three in the affirmative, three in the negative, and three silent. Secondly- Waa the Missouri Compromise Constitutional? It is a perfectly well-settled principle of the Suprema Court, and one that has been often Chid down from its bench, that no part of an opinion of the court is to be regarded as of authority as a precedent which was not necessary to the determination .of the question before it.— Anything beyond this is merely the expression of the individual opinion of the judge ; and it has been well said that "it general dicta are to be considered as establishing the latv, nothing is yet settled nor can long be settled." Bearing mind. let us look at the facts in the case. Scott was a slave in Missouri ; was taken by his master to Illinois, and thence into a territory of the Un ted States where slavery was prohibited by the Missouri Compromise; and thence back X> Missouri. The opinion of the court is placed upon the ground that the laws of Missouri are to de" cide whether Scott is or is not a slave now tha1 be n»f]r,iuto„a u>;iv,Ui- Tf Btie ho no. nAukJ ratters it whether the compromise was valid or invalid? In other words whether Scott was free when in Illinois, or in the territory, or whether he still continued to be a slave all the time? And if the court goes out of its way to give an opinion on this point, could a plainer instance be found of an opinion on a point not necessary to the determination ofthe rights ofthe parties? "The court, then, has not decided that the Mis souri Compromise was unconstitutional. " Thirdly—This case is often spoken of as deciding that a master may take his slave to a free State and there hold him as a slave. This is a simple mistake ; there is no such point decided. But, " Fourthly—The doctrine is here established that, if a Blave be taken by his master to a free State, and does not there claim his liberty, but consents to return with his master to a slave State, he may be held as a slave there, if the highest court of that State considers him still to be a slave. In other words, the Dred Scott case does not decide that a negro is a slave in a free State because he was a slave in the State from which he was brought; nor, that a slave carried from a slave to a free State and brought back, is free because he might have claimed his freedom in the free State ; nor that he is necessarily a slave after his return ; b.it leaves his freedom or slavery to be settled by the laws of the slave State to which he returned with his master." The pacific Mall Steauislilp Company*! Rt«amr- era—Are ttiey seaworthy I We take the following, on this important subject, from a letter in the San Francisco Herald? from Mr. Charles J. Hughes. He says :— " When, greatly to my surprise and contrary to my expressed desire, I was appointed a member of the Committee on Arrangements and Itesolu-" tibns for the meeting of Saturday last. I assumed1 the trust repoaed in me with a determination to' fulfill it to the best of my ability, " without fear or favor, and forthwith devoted roygelf to the task. " I immediately placed -rsyfelf-in communication with the assocations of " Ship Carpenters " and " Ship Caulkers," presuming them to be greater experts in the " art and mystery " of shipbuilding, than lawyers or Underwriters' agents •■ and Friday night last I attended a special meeting of the ship carpenters, in which several of the: caulkers united, (the absence of their President from the city preventing a separate meeting.) At that meeting, after calm and dispassionate discussion, carried on between the men who had- worked upon the hulks of the steam vessels included in my remarks, I gleaned the following facts, to wit: that The Golden Gate is a good ship f the Colambia is also a good ship ; upper work of both too light. The Golden Age, Sonora, and John L. Stephens very slightly built, and the two latter worm-eaten^ (with the same remark as to top-hamper. The California, worm-eaten three years ago ;: partially repaired then, and not overhauled since. The Oregon, rotten aud unseaworthy. The Panama, having been in the Bay" of Pana- matwoyears, the parties could give no report,' but the Committee received information from1 other sources as to her condition on her recent- voyage to this port.- The Republic; pumps defective and useless,- when she struck- sis years ago, and the vessel leaky, and compelled to resoit to tiiem daily to1 keep her free, when placed on the Oregon route.- The Northerner,, worn out,, and the Fremont little better.- The Pacific, a staunch boat, if in order. The Sierra Nevada, a very weak boat. The Commodore (late Brother Jonathan) was- built in 1850. in New York,-for a "Sound " boat ;: has been raised' twice since ;- had five feet of water iu her hold'the last; time she was in port, and left without proper repairs ;- (1 note her safe r-etun* on Sunday last.) The Uncle Sam,- a safer ship than the Sonora' or John L. Stephens.- The Orizaba, a good, staunch vessel. Tha Cortes, bottom found, and recently re-cop-- pered ; upper works defective. -j.ue uonsntuiion, tn goon condition■ since ner repairs. The Senator, about to lay up for' repairs.- The Goliah, might be safe for a voyage across the Bay of San Francisco. The Sea Bird, staunch and In good order; The Santa Cruz, a good boat. The foregoing condensed report, after the opinion of the meeting had been taken on each vessel' separately, waa carefully read over by me, and af-- firmed by a general vote. NOTICE. S LAZARD, Esq. is my duly authorized Agent, while absent from the Slate. P. N. MADIGAN. Los Angeles, October 24th, 1857. WmrooT a Dimb.—A Washington letter says an amusing affair occurred there the other day. Mr. Breckenridge, Vice President, went into a barber shop for the benefit of his manipulation, aud having a good shave, put his hand in his pocket for the expected dime—but found nothing—uot even a cent 1 Here was a quandary for the second executive officer of this great republic. The barber, noticing his customer's hesitation, began to have suspicions that he was about being shaved himself, but forbore losing his temper, as fromMr.B's weli kuit frame, there was some prospect of his being lathered too. He very -politely told him that he found himself in au awkward predicament; that he had uot yet breakfasted, and that he would call in after the necessary meal and pay his bill. Our tonsorial fellow citizen muttered his aeseut to the arrangement, but could not help saying as Mr. B, passed out of the door—"some people do business in that way, and you may pay." Breckenridge took everything as a gentleman should, aud after breakfast, made all as " right as a trivet.''" The tonsor telt rather queer when he understood the matter, but likes to be quizzed about it- The age is getting more refined. " Root hog or die," is now rendered as follows : " Penetrate tbe subsoil, my porcine friend, or early expect an obituary notice on your untimely demise.-' THE ELECTIONS. Kansas.—The Kansas election, as far as heard from, foots up largely in favor of the Free State men. The following is the official majority vote as far as could be ascertained for delegate to Congress : Rankin (Dem.), 1,980 ; Parrot (F. S.), 3,- 374. It is said that the Legislature will stand— Democrats, 22 ; F. S., 30. Iowa.—The Iowa State election passed off most harmoniously. Mr. Samuels has been elected by the Democrats for Governor, and the Legislature was expected to be democratic. In the General Assembly the Democrats gained fourteen. Pexxstlvania.—In Pennsylvania the Democrats in most instances, swept everythiug before them, which was regarded as a high compliment to Mr. Buchanan and his administration. Minnesota.—-Mr. Ramsay has beeu elected Governor of Minnesota, and it was believed thst the whole Republican ticket was elected. Ohio.—In Ohio, the State election shows a great loss for the Republicans, but it is supposed that Chase, Republican, is elected by about S.OCO majority.. All the Republican State ticket is chosen, excepting Blackendorfer, tor the Board of Control of Public Works. The Legislature is two-thirds Democrats, Tennessee.—Andrew Johnson, the present Governor of thr State of Tennessee, was, on the 8th of October, elected as successor to Hon. James C. Jones, in the United SUtea Senate. The Santa Anna bribery revelations of General Pillow had not their desired efi'ect- — m > * i-cjbq. A country editor says that any young lady can get jiiin by applying soon, provided she can support him in the style to which he has beeu accustomed—three meals a day, a plug of tobacco per week, and a clean shirt for Sunday. We hope they won't all speak at ouce ; it might embarass the young maa. Kansas.—On the 13th of October, official information reached Washington that hundreds of persons have left Leavenworth for the pupose of set- tlrng on the lauds ofthe Delaware Indiaus,- whose rights the United States are pledged by treaty to protect. Instruction* have been sent to the Indian agents in Kansas-to enforce the law. If their efforts fail the United States troops will be employed to ezpel the intruders. A telegraphic dispatch from St. Louis, says/ that on the 13th of Oct., General Smith issued special orders for the eonveumg of a court martial at Fort Leavenworth on the 1st of November,- for the trial of Colonel Sumner. The charges were not all stated. .—_ ^ » ( a-am Mormon Tyfh.—The Mormons have got up an; alphabet of forty-one characters, matrices for a Pica font of which were recently forwarded there by a type foundry io St. Louis with which they design re-casting the English type now in use ia' that territory. From the specimen we savt in a St. Louis paper, we opine that extracts from the" Deseret JY>tcs will not be so plenty in the East-- ern papers when it comes into Use.- —»~«^»-«— Old Roger was visiting a friend who had a remarkable fine little girl, about three years old, famous for her smart sayings. As usual, she was- shown off before our esteemed friend. " What is papa?" asked the " patleat," ia order to draw out the precious child. " Pap's a humbug," said the Juvenile. "I declare," said old Roger,"! never ia my life saw so young a chiid with so mature a judg- .. ment." ^^__^_^________ " Dad, if I were to see a duck on the wing, and* was to shoot it, would you lick me?" "Oh, no, my son! It shows you are a good1 marksman, and I would feel proud of you." " Well, then, dad, I plumped our old drake » he was flyin' over the fence to-day. and it would have dene too good to have seen him diup !" An aetor at one of tha Bay city theatres was called cut ft'ir times ia ons iveuiug not long agw —twice by tlie BkcriSf. ones by a tailor, and onco by an irresistible desire to imbibe. A promising' genius. „^_^_______^__ " Are those bells ringing for fire?" inquired Simon of Tiberias. • "No, indeed," answered Tibe, "they have got plenty of fire, and the bells are new ringing for water." „____________. A farmer was once asked what inference h.e> could draw from a text in Job, " Aud the wild assess snuffed up the wind?" " Well." he replied, " the only inference I cat), draw is, that it would a long time before they would grow fat upou it." What evidence have we that Cowper was poor * He '■ Oh'd tor a lodge in some vast wilderness."
|Title||Los Angeles Star, vol. 7, no. 30, December 5, 1857|
|Type of Title||newspaper|
|Description||The weekly newspaper has p.[1-4] in English. Los Angeles Star in English includes headings: [p.1]: [col.3] "A leaf worth preserving -- curious facts from history", [col.4] "What the Dred Scott case decided and what it did not", "The elections", [col.5] "The Pacific Mail Steamship Company's steamers -- are they seaworthy?"; [p.2]: [col.1] "The elections", "The meeting of Congress - the financial crisis", [col.2] "The new Senator from Tennessee", "The monetary crisis", "The exodus of the Mormons from San Bernadino, is giving an opportunity to those who are desirous of fixing themselves permanently, in one of the most desirable localities in the State", [col.3] "From Salt Lake City", [col.4] "Exploration of the Colorado River".|
|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 1857-11-29/1857-12-11|
|Publisher (of the Original Version)||Hamilton, H.|
|Publisher (of the Digital Version)||University of Southern California. Libraries|
|Format (Extent)|| p.|
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|Identifying Number||Los Angeles Star, vol. 7, no. 30, December 5, 1857|
|Legacy Record ID||lastar-m394|
|Part of Collection||Los Angeles Star Collection, 1851-1864|
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Main Street, Los Angeles.
S. PRAGER. J. L. MORRIS.
NEW ESTABLISHMENT !!!
TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
PEAGER & MORRIS,
F«r the purpose of carrying
on a General
DRY GOODS, HATS and CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Sec, k-c. Sec,
have removed into one of the'new and elegant
Stores in •
TEMPLE'S MARBLE BLOCK,
which has been fitted up with all the modern improvements, in a style of elegance unequaled in
the annals of Los Angeles,'and readily distinguished by its
Magnificent Crystal Front,
where the new Firm will be pleased to exhibit to
their friend* and patrons the largest aud best selected stock of
EW aud rich styles of silk, satin, and velvet Dress
goodi; figured nnd plain delaines, tartans, bareges,
jtrenadi ens, orientals, bombazines, lustres, poplins.
Paris plaids, prints, ginghams, Ac—of all of which
we have an
NDLESS variety, with a splendid collection ot
fashionable Trimmings, ot every description,
beautilul French Embroideries, riGbly designed
Laces aud Edgings, satin and velvet Ribbons, Ivid
Gloves and Gauntlets, silk and cotton Hosiery,
articles for the toilet, perfumeries, artificials, Ax.
In the line of
HITE GOODS, we can beat the world—at least,
this part of it. We have muslins, cambrics, Irish
linens, counterpanes, bleached and unbleacned
sheetings and shirtings, drillings, liueu damask*,
table covers, towelings, cotton and linen duck.
ENERAL assortment of Millinery Good. In this
Department, we can exhibit by far tbe choicest
■election of straw goods, silk, straw, and artificial
Trimmings ever brought toLos Angeles. Among
which may be foand the latest Parisian styles, direct from the importer.
UR stock of Mourning Goods is full and complete.
Ia this line, the public are assured that they may
find at our establishment every article requisite,
We shall devote particular attention to this branch
NEof our Firm will reside permanently iu San
Francisco, for the purpose of making selections
from the earliest importations, and keep our House
supplied, by every steamer, with every variety of
goods for the Gentlemeu's Furnishing
EPARTMENT, which we shall endeavor to keep
replete with Clothing of every description—Hats,
Caps, Sue Boots, Gaiters, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs,
Cravats, kc Everything pertaining to this branch
we are determined to render worthy the consider
ation of the pablic ; and,
ATISFIED, from our past experience, that we can
prosecute a business, ia future, mutually beneficial
to tbe public as well as ourselves, we confidently
unfurl our flag to the breeze.
Possessing the finest Sales Room in this section,
located in the centre of the business portion of
the city—fitted up with all the modern appliances
peculiar to a first-class House ; superadded to
which, a determination on the part of the Proprietors to please, warrant the belief, that a discriminating pablic will not bo tardy in responding to
bU PRAGER & MORRIS.
The undersigned will open /SfS.
UTO-MOKROW. tho 9lh of/,f< \
— AUGUST, at the above well-W