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The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, August 25, 1864


WAR OF THE RACES. -- Owen McCarthy, a son of Erin, was complained of by Abraham Rosenberg, for having on the 23 inst., used profane and obscene language in the presence of two or more persons, in violation of Section 2, Art. 1, Chap. 5, of Order 553, of the Board of Supervisors. The difficulty grew out of a remark used by Rosenberg, reflecting on Irish people generally, which was taken up by McCarthy on behalf of his countrymen. McCarthy seems to have made use of, among others, the expression, "G-d d----d Christ killer" in his retaliatory "discourse," and thereby inflicted a sore affront on his antagonist. These mutual little compliments excited both parties, to a pitch of exascerbation that communicated itself to others around, the good fame of whose nationalities had been thus assailed, and thus other members of Mr. Rosenberg's family became involved in the war of epithets. The matter was ventilated yesterday before Judge Shepheard, and McCarthy fined five dollars, which he paid and -- the world wags on.

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HENRY MEYER. -- This young man, who was mysteriously knocked in the head with a slung shot, in broad daylight in his father's pawnbroker shop, in Commercial street, and whose case has excited extraordinary interest in the city, has entirely recovered his senses, and is getting well fast. He converses freely, reads the newspapers, and has an expensive appetite. But he don't know anything about the circumstance which came so near making graveyard material of him. He only remembers that his father went out to be gone half an hour, and that he sat down by the window to read, that is all; he thinks some one must have slipped in noiselessly and struck him from behind. There is a total blank of about a week in his memory, and the chances are that it will ever remain a blank. This is the second or third case which Dr. Murphy has snatched apparently from the jaws of death lately, and he has a right to congratulate himself a good deal on his success.

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JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE "SIR GEORGE GREY." -- Recently two suits were instituted in the United States District Court against the bark Sir George Grey, by Wm. C. Smith and John Hildebrandt, passengers in said vessel on a late voyage from Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco, for violation of passenger contracts, setting forth the providing of unwholesome food and quarters for the passengers by the officers of the vessel. Judge Hoffman gave an opinion yesterday, awarding to libellant Smith damages to the amount of five hundred dollars and costs of suit, and to libellant Hildebrandt two hundred dollars and costs. Proceedings were already commenced in some fifteen or twenty other cases when the vessel was bonded in the two former libels, but immediately upon filing the bonds in the those cases she put to sea without delay, and thus dodged the officer having the writs, thereby escaping another peck or so of trouble. Officers and parties on shore think she acted shabbily -- officers and parties on the vessel think she acted sharply.

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