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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 10:48:04 -0500
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Article Title: San Andreas Independent
Article Date: February 25 1860
The San Andreas Independent
San Andreas, Calaveras County, CA
Saturday, 25 February 1860
MARRIED -- on the 31st Jan., at the residence of the brides father, by Hon. James H. HARDY; Joseph BERNARDI to Rosa GEBHARDT, both of Mokelumne Hill.
MARRIED -- at San Andreas, on Saturday, Feb. 18th, by Rev. James MOTTER; Mr. Wm. GRIFFITH to Miss Catharine HARRINGTON, all of this county.
MARRIED -- on Monday, Feb. 20th, at the same place, by the same; Mr. Peter WHERITY to Miss Mary KELLY.
KILLED in a TUNNEL -- Charles HOLTERMAN, a native of Prussia, was killed by the caving of a tunnel, situated near Copenhagen Diggings, Chili Gulch, on Monday last.
ANOTHER FATAL AFFRAY -- On Monday morning last there was another fatal shooting affray at Reynolds Ferry at the southern end of this county. The facts as near as we could gather them from FINNEGAN -- the officer who arrested one of the parties -- are as follows:
Mr. Richard RIDGWAY, of the firm of Moore & Ridgway, Stockton, had used a Mr. PETERSON, who owned the Ferry at the place above named, and obtained a judgment. Unaccompanied by an officer, he repaired to the Ferry, and demanded possession of the ferry-boat, and, we believe, a store owned by PETERSON; the latter refused to accede to his demand, unless he would bring an officer. RIDGWAY insisted, and from words the matter proceeded to a scuffle, in which RIDGWAY fired a pistol, the ball going through PETERSONs hat. PETERSON fired immediately afterward, 5 shots; the 1st took effect in RIDGWAYs neck -- 2 entered his breast, 1 his thigh and the other, his stomach.
Immediately after the fall of RIDGWAY from the effect of these fearful wounds, PETERSON went before a Justice of the Peace and surrendered himself. He was taken to jail by Constable FINNEGAN on Monday evening. We understand that there was a witness present during the fight, who corroborates the above facts, and who says also that RIDGWAY was the 1st to draw his pistol. Mr. RIDGWAY died on Monday evening.
ALMOST a FATAL ACCIDENT -- On Tuesday night, as Mr. A.J. BARKER, of Old Gulch, in company with Mr. BENSON, was returning homeward from San Andreas, his horse -- a wild ungovernable mustang -- took a sudden fright and threw Mr. BARKER from his seat, his foot hanging in the stirrup, he was dragged at full run for 2 or 300 yards, when Mr. BENSON succeeded in checking the horse and BARKERs foot became disentangled. He was badly bruised, and had the flesh most shockingly torn from his back and shoulders; was unconscious for 5 hours; but his physician reports that no bones are fractured and he will soon be able to go about again.
BADLY INJURED by a BLAST -- Near the same place, on the Friday preceding the Monday above named, as 2 miners -- COTTRELL and BRADLEY -- were putting in a blast, an accidental explosion took place, by which Mr. BRADLEY had his left arm badly mangled, and Mr. COTTRELL was painfully burned by the flash of the powder.
UPPER CALAVERITAS SCHOOL -- The School in Upper Calaveritas will be re-opened a week from next Monday -- March 5th, under the preceptorship of Mr. D.K. SWIM, the former teacher.
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