History of California, Volume 3

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N. J. Stone, 1898 - California
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Contents

North Fork of American river and country through which it flowed
79
Grass Valley and its early history
86
Fosters Bar Cuteye Foster Jim Crow
92
Kanaka creek and its large nuggets
98
Account of Rich Bar The Empire hotel its barroom
104
Sutter Creek and Amador the great Mother Lode 11 1
112
Stanislaus river mining settlements Tuttletown and Jackass Gulch
118
Columbia and Sonora the Grass Valley and Nevada of Southern Mines
124
Kg Oak Flat James D Savage and his relations with Indians
129
Coulterville and Hornitos Maxwells Creek Penon Blanco and Buck
135
Distribution ot gold in general
141
Ancient river channels cut through by modern rivers rich spots
147
Fraser river why miners were ready for new excitement
153
Comstock lode and its bonanzas
159
Philadelphia Bill on drunken carouse practical joking by roister
165
Leveling tendency of life in mines
171
CHAPTER VII
177
Tenderness for children Californianpets recollections of old homes
184
Sentiment towards women excitement caused by a ladys boot balls
185
Pretty servant girls as wives Mrs Farnhams scheme for supplying
191
Surprising discoveries how cheats outwitted themselves biters bit
198
Thomas W Mulford evolution of a busy life
204
Early mining times not favorable for delicacy of organization Santa
210
Description of The Grizzly Bear House near Spanish Bar
217
Their horse sense against technicalities and refinements result
223
Justice Olney of Marysville how he provided for the boys a jolly
229
Composition of overland trains failure of theoretical constitut1ons
235
Experience of Tennessee company with officers having exclusive
236
Not a new thing taking the benefit of the bankrupt law on
242
How passengers of bark Alexander von Humboldt seized owners
248
Mining companies and their various changes
254
Provisions for arbitration in some cases
260
Quartz mining rules and regulations
261
How meadow land of Grass Valley was seized and staked out into
267
General recognition of necessity of lynchlaw
273
Rough and Ready vigilance committee its plan of action and pro
279
Massmeeting antagonism between miners and gamblers outcome
285
CHAPTER XIII
291
Griffithstrial by lynchlaw and execution
297
Brutal circumstances of hanging of Barclay
303
Condition of affairs as to crime in San Francisco in early part of 1851
310
How he was missed and found dead
313
Acquittal of accused by people and conviction by regular court
316
Determined action of vigilance committee its punishments
322
Prisoners taken from committee by Sheriff John C Hays
328
Reception of news of admission public rejoicing hilarity at Delmoni
333
Initiation of street improvements
339
Postoffice how inquirers formed into lines
345
Second Great Fire
351
Sixth GreatFire
357
Character of old commoncouncil its financial operations high salaries
368
CHAPTER III
379
Sketch of Horace Hawes his action as prefect
394
Vain efforts to redeem property sold final results
400
Necessity for and development of California clipper ships
406
Hospitals and hospital affairs origin of state insane asylum
412
Action of San Francisco assemblymen Lieutenantgovernor Purdys
418
How water was supplied water companies
424
Lowest point of business depression talk of crystal palace on Ports
430
Trade with Japan extension of commerce coal and ice business
431
Use of forged warrants in shinning around to borrow money
437
Banking houses of 1850 Page Bacon Co Adams Co
443
Deposit of assets with Palmer Cook Co
449
Pacific mail steamers scenes on arrivals
456
Lynchlaw trial ineffectual attempts to save the womans life how
462
His statements about Adams Co s failure rencounter with Cohen
465
Murder of William H Richardson by Charles Cora
471
Outraged feelings of community other murders street assault
477
Gathering and excitement of people removal of Casey to county jail 482 Crowds at jail speech of Thomas S King
483
Movement against San Francisco Herald John Nugent and
489
Shermans address to public effect of Benicia conference only
540
Drawing sword and throwing away scabbard reorganization of mili
546
How the Augean stable was to be cleaned
552
How safety fund was initiated Peytons happy introduction
555
Consideration of bulkhead project plans of defense reorganization
561
How state arms on board schooner Julia seized
567
General Howards experience with vigilance committee
573
CHAPTER XII
580
Indictment and charges preferred against Terry
582
James Dows characterization of Terry as a grizzly bear how the griz
588
Terrys letter to Boutwell asking for protection
594
VIGILANCE COMMITTEE OF 1856 CONTINUED
601
How arrested and for what put on trial
607
Hetheringtons arrest indictment conviction and sentence to death
610
How sentence against Thomas Maguire and others reconsidered
617
CHAPTER XIV
623
Public exposition of vigilance headquarters
629
His final triumph resignation of officials demanded
635
Prosecution of Durkee for piracy and result
641
Damage suits against Coleman and others in New York and outcome
642
Return of some of the expatriated suit of Duane in federal court
648
Initiation of new government by Peoples party
654
State bonds for upwards of four million dollars
661
Squatting and cattle stealing in early days
667
Squatter organizations and influence
668
Arrest of McClatchy and Moran attempted rescue gathering of oppos
674
Jumping of claims in mines
680
How old land owners despoiled mortgages lawyers
687
Operation of act
693
Blacks report on fraudulent land claims
699
Alleged Marchena grant John K Moores vexatious lawsuits
703
Antiforeigner meeting at Sonora persecution on Feather river
709
Brutal killing of Albert Ruddle escape from Captain Harry Love
715
How Dorsey obtained goodwill of robbers his second meeting with
721
CHAPTER V
727
Negotiations Blancos ultimatum
733
Dillon stirs filibuster coals into new blaze
739
Dillons aggravating conduct his trial and discharge
746
Viceconsul Calvo and his promises
752
Effect upon him of Pindray and Raoussets expeditions his visit
758
New recruits and more mouths to feed Battle of La Grulla
764
Opening for filibuster operations in Nicaragua
770
Taking of Granada and its circumstances
776
Minister Wheelers position courting the clergy attack on Accessory
783
Louis Schlessinger his instructions and how he carried them out
789
How he adopted slavery as law in Nicaragua
795
Walker penned up in Rivas
801
Henry A Crabb and his early career
806
How they were all executed 81 1
812
Start from Rich Bar difficulties of travel
818
Quarrels among party and threatened breaking up
824
How finally caught by two bears and his hip dislocated
830
Savage and how he grew rich among Indians
836
Taking of Ponwatchee first appearance of Tenieya chief of Yosemites
842
Tenieyas life prophecy of his fete
848
Names of prominent points in Yosemite
854
CHAPTER X
861
Banks of Sacramento river in 1849 Schwartz melons potatoraising
865
Wheat to exclusion of everything else
871
Mustang stallions and their families
877
CHAPTERXI
884
Old John Greenwood and young John story of a scalp 9
891
How Indians made purchases
897
John J Warners defense of Indians
903
McKees final flourishes
909
Crowding redskins to the wall Indian reservations
915
Euphemistic condemnation of the outrage
921
How Mrs Daby hid her children and how they were found
927
Attack upon and abandonment of Bald Mountain Fort
933

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Page 532 - Vigilance Committee," have resisted by force the execution of criminal process, and that the power of said county has been exerted and has not been sufficient to enable the sheriff of said county to execute such process : Now, therefore, I, J. Neely Johnson, governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power vested in me by the constitution and laws thereof, do hereby declare said county of San Francisco in a state of insurrection ; and I hereby order and direct all of the volunteer...
Page 478 - The fact that Casey has been an inmate of Sing Sing prison in New York, is no offence against the laws of this state; nor is the fact of his having stuffed himself through the ballot-box, as elected to the board of supervisors from a district where it is said he was not even a candidate, any justification for Mr Bagley to shoot Casey, \ however richly the latter may deserve to have his neck stretched for such fraud on the people.
Page 77 - A turn of the road presented a scene of mining life, as perfect in its details as it was novel in its features. Immediately beneath us the swift river glided tranquilly, though foaming still from the great battle which, a few yards higher up, it had fought with a mass of black obstructing rocks. On the banks was a village of canvas that the winter rains had bleached to perfection, and round it the miners were at work at every point. Many were...
Page 318 - Francisco and do bind ourselves each unto the other to do and perform every lawful act for the maintenance of law and order and to sustain the laws when faithfully and properly administered but we are determined that no thief burglar incendiary or assassin...
Page 318 - Vigilance for the protection of the lives and property of the citizens and residents of the City of San Francisco.
Page 473 - Hang Billy Mulligan! That's the word! If Mr. Sheriff Scannell does not remove Billy Mulligan from his present post as keeper of the county jail, and Mulligan lets Cora escape, hang Billy Mulligan, and if necessary to get rid of the sheriff, hang him— hang the sheriff!
Page 48 - It appeared to be filled with a hard, bluish clay and gravel, which I took out with my knife; and there at the bottom, strewn along the whole length of the rock, was bright, yellow gold, in little pieces about the size and shape of a grain of barley.
Page 78 - Some were on the brink of the stream washing out "prospects" from tin pans or wooden "batteas}' and others worked in company with the long-tom, by means of water-sluices artfully conveyed from the river. Many were coyote-ing in subterranean holes, from which from time to time their heads popped out, like those of squirrels, to take a look at the world, and a few with drills, dissatisfied with nature's work, were preparing to remove large rocks with gunpowder. All was life, merriment, vigor, and determination,...
Page 691 - That each and every person claiming lands in California by virtue of any right or title derived from the Spanish or Mexican government...
Page 699 - An investigation in the archives revealed the fact that .... there had been an organized system of fabricating land titles carried on for a long time in California by Mexican...

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