One thing that is consistently appalling about 19th Century newspapers is the blatant racism. In California, this took root most often in negative stereotyping of Chinese immigrants and Native Americans. Although it's hard to read such narrow-minded and nauseating sentiments, I think it's important to get a perspective on how people really felt at the time. These excerpts are, to be certain, not to be found in history books!

Complaint Out For A Thieving Chinese A thieving "Chinaman" in California
Fire in Chinatown Casual California Racism
Horrible State Of Affairs Corpse Disposal By Those "Filthy Chinese" In San Francisco
The Impending Massacre Racial unease in the Pacific Northwest

Dreadful Sentiments...