Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco


Arrive San Francisco

October 12, 1853
SS Oregon
Captain LeRoy
From Panama


Daily Alta California, October 11, 1853, San Francisco

THE OREGON. Up to the hour of our going to press no tidings had been received of the steamer Oregon. It is very possible that her delay may have been caused by the non-arrival in due time of the connecting steamer on the Atlantic side and which left on the 5th of September. That steamer may have encountered the Equinoctial storm, a little in advance, and it is well known that this annual gale is much more severe on the Atlantic than on most part of the Pacific coast. If this is the case, she has probably put into some of the Southern ports for repairs. If this supposition is correct, it is probably that the Oregon has encountered severe weather either in the Gulf of Tehauntepec or in the passage across the Gulf of California, where the Brother Jonathan met with very heavy weather. In either of these cases, had she met with any accident, she would probably have put in either at Acapulco, Mazatlan or Cape St. Lucas, for repairs. During the whole month of September the Equinoctial storm may be expected, and we think that it is probably the steamer either on this or the other side has been disabled by it and been obliged to put in somewhere for repairs.


Eleven Days Later - The Jesuits Readmitted into Mexico
- Final Act of Centralization.

The Oregon, Brings files of Mexican papers to the 24th ult.

The Siglo of the 20th contains the following simple announcement: "CHANGE OF NAME. Information has been given that those which were States are called Departments." Thus disappears the last remnant of the Federal Union of the Mexican States. It is now consolidated; and the Siglo, the violent enemy of centralism, dare not say more than the lines translated . . .

The Spaniards in the City of Mexico have formed an association to advance their mutual interests. They have established a paper, the Eco de Espana, "a political and literary journal, devoted to defend the interests of Spain in America, and of the whole Spanish race." The first number appeared on the 14th of August. It compares favorably with the other Mexican papers . . .

Sixteen Days Later - Affairs on the Isthmus.

By the Oregon we have later dates from Panama to the 26th ult.

Gold has been found in the sands in the streets of Panama. The Star says that several persons were engaged in washing. The native laborers at Taboga had struck for $4 per day. The Isthmus is healthy . . .

Spiritual rappings are becoming fashionable on the Isthmus . . .

OUR ROAD. Some idea may be formed of the state of the Cruses road since the late repairs, when it is known that a part of the Panama Mail Bags, which left Aspinwall at 8 o'clock on Friday morning, reached this city at 8 o'clock on the same evening, the trip being thus made, in the depth of winter, in twelve hours, including all stoppages.

Particulars of the Loss of the Steamship Georgia.


Not listed.


Adams, S., lady and three children
Anton, Frere
Barmeister, Mrs., boy and infant
Boyd, W.
Brackman, H.
Briggs, Mrs., mother and four children
Brown, T.
Burger, Mr.
Carwanite, Mrs. and two boys
Cezar, Madame
Cline, Miss
Cohen, Bridget
Colgrove, Jno
Cook. H.
Derianim, Mrs.
Farrell, Mr., wife and seven children
Floro, P.
Fordyce, D.D., lady and three children
Gardner, A.
Green, J.
Green, Mrs.
Harding, L., lady and child
Hartman, S.
Hoffman, Jno
Hoyt, J.
Ironsides, Dr. and lady
Jenks, Thomas
Johnson, Sarah
Lamm, Isaac and lady
Layton, C.
Littlefield, Jno W. and lady
Luellen, Ellen
Mann, Mrs. and child
Martin, A.
Meyers, A.
Moore, Mrs. and child
Roberts, A.
Robinson, T.
Sanford, E. P.
Savenson, M., lady and child
Schmidt, E.
Shaw, Mr.
Tripp, Miss
Trute, M.
Turner, E. S., mother and four children
Warner, J., lady and children
Warnock, Mrs. and son
White, T. A.
Winslow, W. and lady, W. F. & Co. 250 passengers in steerage.


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