Passengers, Seaports, Captains
Arrive San Francisco
August 6, 1850
Captain James B. Peck
August 6, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
THE COLUMBUS. This Steamship may now be looked for hourly. She was to have left Panama on the 15th of last month, and if she makes as good time upon this trip as upon her first, she may be confidently expected to-day. By this arrival we shall have probably two weeks later intelligence from the United States, and we hope news of the most cheering character to every Californian.
August 7, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER COLUMBUS!
Two Weeks Later from the U. States
CALIFORNIA NOT ADMITTED!
Cholera at Acapulco!
The fine, fleet steam propeller Columbus, Capt. James B. Peck, was telegraphed yesterday afternoon, about 5 oclock, and soon came up the harbor and stood but some distance opposite Clarkes Point, where she came to. Notwithstanding it was blowing very fresh, a number of boats from the shore reached her, but they were not permitted to board her.
After some delay our news collector boarded her and brought on shore one of the passengers, Mr. Mortimer J. Smith, who had kindly prepared us a synopsis of news items, with a list of passengers, of which we have gladly availed ourselves, and return him many thanks for his courtesy!
In consequence of there having been a number of cases of Panama fever on board, and having touched at a cholera port, Dr. Rogers, the Health Officer, ordered her into quarantine and prohibited intercourse with the shore. She came up, however, near the foot of Cunninghams wharf. Up to the time of our writing we believe Mr. Smith is the only gentleman who has succeeded in getting ashore.
The Columbus left Panama on the afternoon of the 17th of July, having been detained two days awaiting the arrival of the semi-monthly mail. She brings the mails from the United States of the 1st of July, which were brought to Chagres in the Falcon. Eight days out she put into Acapulco for fresh water, and was detained there two days. Thus it will be seen she had made the trip up in less than 20 days. Her qualities for comfort and speed are highly praised. On her trip she experienced a succession of head winds nearly all the time, and for the last three days has been compelled to content with a heavy gale of wind. Her captain and officers are highly commended also for the attention they have paid to their passengers. The C. brings up 300 passengers, including quite a number of ladies. She is consigned to Oliver Charlick, Esq.
The steam propeller Sarah Sands was steaming into Panama as the C. left.
The Tennessee was at Acapulco, and had been there two days when the C. arrived, and was still there when the latter left.
The Cholera was said to be in Acapulco, and the death of the Governor was announced from that disorder on the 23d of July. The C. passed the Isthmus 140 miles this side of Acapulco, on the 27th ult.
The steamship Republic, of Laws Line, arrived at Panama, on the 15th of July from New York, and the Northerner of Howard & Sons, on the 16th of July. The British steamer Equador and the West Point had also arrived. The three last named were advertised to leave for this port on the 20th of July, and the Republic the first of August. The American brig Republic, French ship Oceanic brigMary Holland and clipper brig Hungarian were advertised for this port with immediate dispatch.
Up to this time we have received no late State papers, but are informed that there is but little news. The admission of California was still unsettled, but the same belief that it could not remain unsettled much longer appeared to exist. This will be bad news to all of us, as we had expected by this arrival to have heard of some decisive action.
Edwin Forrest, the tragedian, and N.P. Willis, the author and editor, had a personal collision in the Washington Parade Ground, New York City. Forrest accused Willis of having seduced his wife, and then cowhided him. It was expected that Willis would challenge him, but he commenced a suit for damages.
We regret to learn that there was considerable sickness on the Isthmus, and that several deaths occurred on the Columbus among the steerage passengers, many of whom cam eon board in a debilitated condition. The following paragraph relative to the health of the ship, with the names of the deceased, was furnished us by Mr. Smith:
Many of the steerage passengers came on board the Columbus more or less sick with the "Isthmus fever," as it is called, and on our seventh day out from Panama, one of them, Mr. Joseph Webb, of Athens, Ohio, died, and the following morning another, Mr. Samuel D. Caldwell, of New Boston, N.H., also died, and both were buried at the same time in the "deep blue sea," the Rev. W.W. Brier officiating over their remains. On Sunday, the 28th, four more died, viz: Irving Garrett, Serbia, N.Y.; W.W. and James M. Dodge (brothers), New Boston, N.H.,; and F.H. Hall, Tressander, N.Y.; and the next morning another, Mr. Charles D. Jenks , Pox Sutawney, Jeff. Co., Pa., also died, and were all buried at sea, the Rev. O. Harriman, a clergyman of the Episcopal Church performing the funeral services. The ship surgeon, Dr. E. R. Smilie, gave all of the deceased the utmost attention that eminent skill and science could give, and Capt. Pratt and others rendered them all the services in their power, but all in vain; some of them were beyond the reach of medical help when they cam aboard, and the others imprudently partook of tropical fruit, &c., on shore at Acapulco, and for which they have paid the dear forfeit of their lives. Others of the sick are now entirely well or convalescent, thanks to an overruling Providence and the efforts of Dr. Smilie.
We regret to hear that Col. Manns splendid equestrian corps failed of success, and all his valuable property was seized and sold, and that the Col. was lying dangerously ill.
California. -- We find dates from Washington in the New York Tribune as late as the 28th June. In the Senate on the 24th of June.--
Mr. Douglas gave notice of an amendment providing that two new States to be called Sacramento and Colorado may be erected out of the territory of California, with the consent of that State, and States to be admitted upon an equal footing.
Mr. Soule moved his substitute for that portion of the bill relating to the State of California. Toc substitute proposed that the President shall issue his proclamation, declaring that California be admitted into the Union as soon as he shall receive evidence that she has in Convention assented to certain conditions, among which are her relinquishment of the public domain, and the restriction of her Southern limits to the Missouri line. It also provides that revenues collected in the ports of California, unexpected at the time of this proclamation, shall be paid over to the State of California. Also, that the country South between 36 and 30 North in Mexico, and between the Pacific and Sierra Nevada, shall be organized into a Territory, to be called South California, and that the same shall be admitted into the Union as a State, when ready, able and willing, with or without slavery, as her people may desire, and make known in their Constitution.
Askam, W. B.
Baldwin, F. C.
Ballard, A. S.
Bedlow, J. S.
Belmont, A. H.
Boarman, J. A.
Bourd, Dr. J.
Bryre, Rev. and lady
Clark, H. Q.
Clark, J. M.
Clark, L. H.
Clark, S. A.
Cooley, H. H.
Davis, Mrs. C.
DeMariginy, Miss L.
Ferrell, William H.
Finch, Miss E.A.
Finch, Mrs. E.C., son and daughter
Gillingham, R.P. and lady (These passengers are also listed in the Alta as being on board the Columbus on August 15, 1850 -- presumably she was leaving port)
Goodwin, Mrs. E. A.
Gordon, Mrs. P.
Hagler, Mrs. C.
Harriman, Rev. G.
Hartman, J. W.
Hawkins, F.D. and lady
Hoyt, Mrs. C.W.
Jenkins, Dr. W. H.
Jillard, Mrs. M.
Jordon, S., Jr.
Kern, John, Jr.
Langdon, J. H. (Might be Langdou with an accent over the "o")
Leighton, B. B.
Lemoine, G. B.
Littia, J., lady, daughter and son
Murray, E. and lady
Myers, S. W.
Newell, L. W.
Osborn, G. W.
Polterer, Thomas J.
Printiss, J. J.
Rice, J. Q.
Richardson, Justice W.
Robinson, C J.
Robords, Rev. J.
Sill, D. and daughter
Sill, Miss H.
Steele, Mumford R.
Tessier, Mrs. C.
Torrey, and lady
Torrey, Mrs. M.
Van Pelt, A.
Vines, Miss J.
Warner, J., Jr.
Westgate, A. G.
Whatley, J. D.
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