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Subject: [NORCAL] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 22-27 February 1869
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:17:32 -0800
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
22-27 FEBRUARY 1869
>>MONDAY, 22 FEB 1869<<
BIRTH -- in San Francisco, Feb. 15th [5 is iffy], to the wife of J.W. FRANKLIN, of a son.
MARRIED -- at Linden, Feb. 18th, by the Rev. Father CASSIDAY; Edward A AULL and Miss Anna BARRY, all of San Joaquin county.
MARRIED -- at Visalia, Feb. 4th, J.H. JOHNSON and Mrs. A.F. ROBINSON.
DIED -- at San Francisco, Feb. 18th, Sadie T[illeg], eldest daughter of Major R.P. HAMMOND, aged 7 years.
DIED -- at Visalia, Feb. 3d, James E. SCOTT, aged 63 years.
DIED -- at Mariposa, Feb. 14th, Elizabeth, wife of Peter GORDON, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years, 11 months.
DIRECTORS ELECTED -- At a meeting of the stockholders of the Stockton Savings and Loan Society, held at the office of the society in this city on Saturday, 20th instant, the following named gentlemen were re-elected Directors, to serve during the ensuing year:
INFORMATION WANTED -- Susan LEWIS -- maiden name, Susan ROWE -- desires to make her whereabouts known to her sister, Catharine JONES, supposed to be now living in Marysville, California, would inform her that she is living in Lowville, Lewis county, New York, in destitute circumstances, and extremely anxious to hear from her. California papers by copying this notice will confer a great favor upon a sorrowing woman.
PETER QUIGLEY, who was convicted of murder in the 2nd degree for killing Martin SEXTON, in Sacramento, some months since, was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 19th, to 13 years in the State Prison.
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT -- The Russian River 'Flag' of Feb. 18th has the following: "The day before yesterday, a young man working for Mr. FANNO, by the name of Joseph R. BORELL, in attempting to dismount from a horse with a loaded shotgun in his hand, accidentally discharged the contents of 1 barrel into his left wrist. It inflicted a fearful looking wound, about 1/3 severing his wrist, though Dr. CRANE, the physician who dressed it, thinks that the arm can be saved without very serious permanent injury. This unfortunate boy had but just recovered from a fracture of the same wrist.
MINING ACCIDENT -- On Saturday, the 13th, says the Grass Valley 'National,' a miner by the name of TREWICK, who worked at the North Star, met with a severe accident by which he has lost the sight of 1 eye. He was picking, and was struck in the pupil of the eye by a piece of sharp rock, which entered the eye and destroyed the sight. This is the 4th accident of the kind that has occurred in Grass Valley during the past year.
STABBING AFFRAY -- On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 18th, a prize fighter named Jim RILEY had an altercation with a man named Hugh McLANE, in San Francisco, the result of which was that RILEY was struck on the head with a billiard cue and had his face slashed open with a knife. Another increase of the police force is threatened and good citizens are alarmed in consequence.
A DANGEROUS MAN -- An insane man named Timothy SULLIVAN was arrested Friday morning, in San Francisco. When taken to the station house he stove his head against the walls of the cell like a battering ram, and to prevent him from dashing his brains out he was placed in a straight jacket. The united strength of 3 men was required to hold the maniac down.
CONVICTED -- For some days past Wm. Oregon SMITH has been on trial in San Francisco, charged with murdering Commander MITCHELL. On Friday, Feb. 19th, the jury, after having been out nearly 4 hours, returned into Court with a verdict of "guilty of manslaughter." Friday, Feb. 26th, was fixed for sentence.
SUDDEN DEATH -- James McNAMARA, the well known proprietor of the Bush Street House, San Francisco, died suddenly in that city on the 19th of February.
>>TUESDAY, 23 FEB 1869<<
BIRTH -- at Mokelumne Hill, Feb. 13th, to the wife of Henry WEIL, of a son.
MARRIED -- at Columbia, Feb. 14th, Thomas BIRNEY and Catherine BOYLE.
MARRIED -- at Panola, Miss., Captain F.F. ADEN, formerly of Stockton, and Miss Nettie, daughter of Col. Ed. COLEMAN.
DIED -- in this city, Feb. 22, John KELLY, infant son of Daniel and Malone KELLY, aged 5 months, 11 days. [The funeral will take place today at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents on Main between, between Beaver and Elk. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]
DIED -- at Angels, Feb. 5th, Mrs. Henrietta M. NOWELL, aged 17 years.
DIED -- at the French Hospital, near Mokelumne Hill, Feb. 19th, Charles ESTEVE.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- The 'Pajaronian' of Feb. 18th says: As the Rev. A.J. COMPTON, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this place, was returning in a 2-horse buggy accompanied by his wife and child from a place 5 or 6 miles from town, where he had gone to hold funeral services, his horses became frightened and commenced plunging violently and at last the carriage was overturned, throwing the occupants violently upon the ground. Mr. COMPTON, we are sorry to say, had his right shoulder dislocated, but Mrs. COMPTON and the little one fortunately escaped with only slight bruises. All are doing well now, and but little damage was done to the carriage.
INSTANT DEATH -- W.G. CODE, of Los Callinas, Marin county, while sitting on a sofa caressing his children, on Sunday, Feb. 14th, suddenly fell back and instantly expired.
CRIME in NEVADA COUNTY -- 2 men, named Isom WILKINSON and Edward MOORE got into a fight last Friday in Nevada City, about the working of a mining claim, when MOORE drew a pocket-knife and stabbed WILKINSON twice in the body. The wounds though severe are not dangerous.
LAND SLIDE -- The Nevada 'Gazette' says that a large slide occurred in the McCauley diggings, near Rough and Ready, during the late storm. Some 2 or 3 acres of ground, to the depth of 8 or 10 feet, slid off, carrying 30 or 40 rods of the Squirrel creek ditch. It also carried off the garden of Philip DAHLE and barely missed his house.
CRUSHED -- John COX, one of the workmen on the excavation at Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, was caught by a huge boulder that had been thrown up by a blast, on the 18th instant, and was crushed and mangled in a horrible manner.
CASUALTY -- The Amador 'Ledger' says that on Monday, Feb. 15th, an Italian named ARGELLO fell into the Oneida mine, a distance of about 20 feet, receiving an ugly wound on the head.
>>WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 1869<<
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Feb. 23 -- J.S. SAMPSON attempted to commit suicide Sunday morning by jumping from the 2nd story window of a house on Broadway street. He was not much injured, and in the evening tried to jump off Front street wharf but was prevented.
NEVADA COUNTY ITEMS -- We find the following thrilling items in the Nevada 'Gazette' of Feb. 16th:
-George ALLEN was engaged yesterday to keep the flume running in the rear of Commercial street clear of obstruction. He went into the flume through a trap door in Baldwin's building, and, very soon after, the entrance was choked with tailings, and he was unable to make his way to the opening on Pine street. Being in total darkness and the flume rapidly filling, his situation was not only unpleasant, but extremely dangerous. He called for assistance, but in consequence of the noise of the water his voice was not heard by the inmates of the houses above. Marshal CORNEL made his way from 1 building to another, and at length, by placing his ear on the floor in the Masonic building, he heard ALLEN's voice underneath. A hole was soon cut in the floor, through which ALLEN emerged from his imprisonment, considerably exhausted from the effects of bad air and anxiety.
-Jacob RANDALL, of Red Dog, met with a severe accident about 10 days ago, while mining in Oregon creek, near Plum valley, Sierra county. The pressure being too great, the hose burst, and the stream of water knocked him into the ground sluice, where rocks and debris fell on him, breaking the leg near the ankle, forcing the fractured bone some distance through the flesh, producing a transverse fracture of the knee-pan and other injuries. Dr. E.B. HARRIS, of North San Juan, has been in attendance and has hopes of saving the man's limb. The snow is 8 feet deep at the place where RANDALL is, but the Odd Fellows, of which order Mr. R. is a member, have, with great exertion, kept a trial open, so that his physician has been able to make regular visits, and all proper attention has been given to the wants of the sufferer.
DASTARDLY ASSAULT -- The Sacramento 'Record' of Feb. 22d says: "E.H. ASTBURY was assaulted on Friday night by 3 young men, one of the ruffians striking him with a piece of iron across the wrist, from the effects of which he is suffering excruciating pain. ASTBURY did not know the perpetrators of the dastardly assault."
MIRACULOUS ESCAPE -- The Amador 'Ledger' of Feb. 20th gives the following account of a most remarkable escape of a lady and her 2 children from drowning. The 'Ledger' says: On Monday last, an Italian lady by the name of FOPIANO, with 2 little children -- one an infant and the other about 3 years old -- attempted to cross the flume of the Open Cut Company, in Upper Volcano, and when about midway the plank on which they were crossing broke, throwing all 3 of them into the flume, the water in which flows very rapidly. The woman had the infant in her arms and clung to it and was washed down about 200 yards, when she succeeded in getting out; but the other child was swept on down the flume into the open cut through which the whole of Sutter creek flows -- through the cut and over the falls, which are 10 feet high, and was washed on to a sand-bar, where it was found high and dry, and, strange to say, but slightly injured. The point where they fell into the flume is over half a mil!
where the child was recovered, and it is a miracle that it was not dashed to pieces against the rocky banks of the cut, to say nothing of the wonderful escape from drowning.
>>THURSDAY, 25 FEB 1869<<
KILLED by a SNOW SLIDE -- The 'Mountain Messenger' of Feb. 20th has the following: On Wednesday last, Feb. 10th, a snow slide occurred near the Phoenix Gill, just above Sierra City, carrying away the boarding house belonging to the mill and also the blacksmith shop, killing 1 woman, the wife of MARTINEZ, and injuring MARTINEZ himself slightly. Mrs. MARTINEZ was working about the house when the slide struck it, and was thrown on the stove, killing her instantly.
GONE to HER DEATH -- Last Saturday night, says the 'Enterprise' of Feb. 18th, Marie BELL, better known as the "Sage Hen," died while being assisted up a steep and slippery cross-street by a kind-hearted colored man named Joseph RICHARDSON, who was trying to take the poor woman to some place where she could find lodgings. Her death was caused by dropsy of the chest. She has a son living in San Francisco.
>>FRIDAY, 26 FEB 1869<<
BIRTH -- in this city, Feb. [illeg], to the wife of G.G.E. THEIGODE, of a daughter.
BIRTH -- on the Mokelumne Hill road, Feb. 23d, to the wife of Cyrus MOREING, of a son.
DIED -- at the Eagle Hotel, Feb. 24th, J.W. BUGBY, aged 21 years. [The funeral will take place today at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Methodist Church. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]
DIED -- in this city, Feb. 25th, Michael KUEN, a native of Buffalo, New York, aged about 28 years. [The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the office of the Coroner, 295 Weber avenue. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]
DISSOLUTION NOTICE -- The copartnership heretofore existing between John EVANS and Thomas C. HOOPES, under the firm name of Evans & Hoopes, as carpenters and builders, is this day dissolved, the undersigned withdrawing from the firm.
Thomas C. HOOPES
Stockton, Feb. 25, 1869
A NEW HOTEL -- S.H. RIPLEY, formerly of Waterloo, has opened the American Exchange Hotel, Centre street, between Market and Washington streets, Stockton. The new hotel is commodious, furnished in superior style, and will be excellently kept. Mr. RIPLEY understands the business.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Feb. 25 -- At half-past 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Colonel J.G. SCOTT, Custom House Inspector, committed suicide by opening veins in his wrist. It is supposed the act was committed while laboring under an attack of delirium tremens.
DEAD of SMALL-POX -- John C. McDONALD, a printer, well known on the Pacific coast, a native of Berks county, Pennsylvania, and a veteran of the Mexican war, died of small-pox in Sacramento on the 24th of February.
PIONEERS -- A Pioneer Association has been formed in Marysville, with the following officers for the ensuing term:
G.N. SWENY, President
W.K. HUDSON, J.L. DIEKEY, Vice Presidents
J.B. L[illeg], Recording Secretary
STIFLED -- The Monterey 'Democrat' of Feb. 20th says Juan MIRANDA, a Mexican by birth, about 50 years of age, lame of 1 arm and otherwise decrepid, was found dead on Monday morning last in the room occupied by him. The room had no vent, save at the door, and the deceased having closed it after kindling a fire on the floor, it is supposed he was stifled by the fumes arising therefrom.
>>SATURDAY, 27 FEB 1869<<
MARRIED -- at Knight's Ferry, Feb. 24th, by Rev. C.H. HEINING; James M. LANE and Miss Sarah DENNIS.
DIED -- in Stockton, Feb. 16th, Edward Forrest JOHNSON, a native of New York city, aged about 35 years. [New York papers please copy.]
DIED -- near Santa Cruz, Feb. 20th, while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth DOONER, aged 69 years, who for many years has resided near Linden, San Joaquin county.
FUNERAL YESTERDAY --
-At 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the remains of Michael KUHN, who died in this city on the 25th instant, were interred in the Rural Cemetery. Deceased was a young man who possessed many noble qualities, and was highly respected by a large circle of friends in Stockton, where he has resided for a number of years, free from reproach. His health had been quite poor for a considerable length of time; but it was not until a short time ago that it was perceived consumption had taken fatal hold of his system. He yielded up his life peacefully, and in the hope of a happy future. His last hours were watched by friends, who attended devotedly upon him during his illness, and who, with sad hearts, performed the last solemn duties which the living owe the dead.
-At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, a solemn cortege moved from the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, and followed the remains of another young man to their last resting place. J.W. BUGBEE, aged 21 years, a native of North Perty, Washington county, Maine, arrived in California only about 9 months ago, having left his Eastern home in June last, and came from San Francisco to this city about 2 weeks ago, on a visit to his sister. He died of consumption, which resulted from a severe cold contracted on the passage by steamer to San Francisco. When the sad tidings of the sudden termination of a young life full of promise reaches relations and friends far away, it must be a great consolation to them to know that a devoted sister affectionately ministered to a fond and loving brother in his last hours of life. Death touched him gently and he closed his eyes to the world forever, as calmly as an infant falls asleep in its mother's arms. His appointed [illeg] was short and is over, and!
ecord of his life is before Him who alone can award the prize of immortal life.
CONVICTED of MURDER -- The trial of John J. MURPHY, charged with murder, in having shot and killed Patrick MURRAY, at the home of the latter, near the Five Mile House on the Sacramento road, on the 13th of October last, was concluded before Judge Cavin shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The jurors in the case were:
E.S. PILLSBURY, District Attorney, conducted the case in behalf of the People and was aided by Judge TYLER, and W.L. DUDLEY, General BOOKER and J.H. BUDD for the defendant. The trial commenced on the 22d instant, and the testimony closed shortly after 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the 25th instant, at which time Mr. PILLSBURY opened the argument for the People, and spoke 1 hour & 5 minutes. An order had previously been made by the Court that the People would be allowed 3 hours, and the defendant 4 hours for argument, the attorney to divide the time as they might see proper.
Mr. PILLSBURY's opening argument was a close, concise statement of the case and the law bearing upon it, together with a logical, searching and eloquent review of the testimony. Judge BUDD commenced the argument for the defense at 7 o'clock p.m. and spoke until half-past 9, when he was followed by General BOOKER, who spoke about an hour. Everything in the power of legal talent to accomplish, was done for the defendant. Judge TYLER made the closing argument for the People. He spoke an hour and a half, and made a fine argument, which was continued until half-past 1 o'clock a.m., at which hour the jury received the instructions of the Court and retired for deliberation.
The jury returned into Court at 1 o'clock and 50 minutes a.m., on the 26th instant, and presented the following verdict: "We, the jury, find the defendant, John J. MURPHY, guilty of murder in the 1st degree. W.H. [illeg], Foreman."
The Court then excused the jury from further service during the term. The Court ordered that Saturday, 27th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m., to the time fixed in pronouncing judgment, and the defendant was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff.
GRAND JURORS -- The following are the names of gentlemen summoned to serve as Grand Jurors for the March term of the County Court:
James H. THORP
Wm. G. PHELPS
Eli T. CHESTNUTWOOD
Wm. H. RUSSEL
John S. CRAWFORD
Charles L. CLEMENTS
TRIAL JURORS -- The names of the following gentlemen have been duly drawn from the jury box, to serve as trial jurors during the March term of the County Court:
Thos. H. FULKERTH
John NIGHTINGALE, Sr.
Joseph F. HARRISON
TO BE SENTENCED -- John L. HAWKINS, convicted of murder in the 2nd degree; William TALLY (colored), convicted of manslaughter, and John J. MURPHY, convicted of murder in the 1st degree, are to be sentenced today, the 2 former at 12 o'clock and the latter at 2 o'clock p.m.
ON A TRIP FOR HIS HEALTH -- Rev. James H. MADDUX, Pastor of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, in this city, has abandoned his ministerial labors and left on a trip to the sea coast with a view of recuperating his shattered health. He will leave San Francisco on the steamer for Santa Barbara today. During the absence of Mr. MADDUX, his pulpit will be supplied by clergymen from San Francisco.
FATAL ACCIDENT -- A son of Mr. DeCOTO, about 9 years old, was thrown from a fence by a horse a few days since, near Haywood. In falling, he struck upon his stomach; inflammation set in, causing his death.
SUFFERING to SAVE OTHERS -- The Nevada 'Transcript' of Feb. 24th relates the following instance of self-sacrificing unselfishness on the part of a miner: Mike GARVER, who is employed at the Kansas mine, on the Blue Tent road, yesterday had his arm caught between a car and the side of the incline, and both bones of the right fore-arm were broken. Mr. GARVER had just dumped the car and was returning to the decline. He made 3 efforts to put the hook into the coupling, but failed, when he found the car just going into the incline. He made a powerful effort to throw it off the track, knowing that if it went down the lives of those under ground would be in jeopardy, and he succeeded, though his arm was broken in the effort.
SUDDEN DEATH -- The 'Appeal' of Feb. 2-th learns that George H. LELAND, a prominent and respected citizen of Marysville, died suddenly of heart disease, at Elko, on the 24th instant. Mr. LELAND was a prominent member of the Masonic Order and a ready writer. His sudden demise shocked a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and 4 children.
MINING ACCIDENT -- Last Friday, says the Auburn 'Stars and Stripes,' E. WILDER, while working in a claim near Forest Hill, was caved upon and both bones of the right leg below the knee were broken.
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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