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Subject: [NORCAL] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 1-6 March 1869
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:37:58 -0800
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
1-6 MARCH 1869
>>MONDAY, 1 MAR 1869<<
BIRTH -- in this city, Feb. 28th, to the wife of John DALY, of a son.
MARRIED -- at Saxton's Creek, Mariposa county, Feb. 23, John SCHRODER and Elizabeth SCHAUNZ.
DIED -- in this city, Feb. 28, Frieda, daughter of M. MORRIS, aged 4 years, 6 months. [The funeral will take place from the residence of the parents, Hunter street, next door to the Jewish Synagogue, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.] [see below]
DIED -- at Mariposa, Feb. 22, Charles Leander REYNOLDS, aged 11 years, 9 months.
CHILD DROWNED -- Yesterday afternoon, a little girl, aged 4 years, 6 months, daughter of M. MORRIS, who resides on Hunter street, next door to the Jewish Synangogue, was missed and constant search was made from 2 o'clock until half-past 5, when A. LEVI found the body of the child in the cellar, underneath the dwelling of the parents. It appears the door leading to the cellar had been left open and the child had fallen in and drowned. As soon as the body was recovered, medical aid was summoned at once, but without avail. The funeral takes place at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
PIONEERS -- The regular monthly meeting of the San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers was held at Pioneer Hall on Saturday evening last, Dr. G.A. SHURTLEFF, President, in the chair. The President, in calling the meeting to order, stated that owing to the absence of the Secretary it would be necessary to elect a Secretary pro tem, and on motion of Mr. HOOK, M.H. BOND was so elected Mr. BOND then read the following lest of names of gentlemen proposed for membership at the previous regular meeting:
-E.R. STOCKWELL, Boston, Mass., arrived July 1849 around Cape Horn in ship 'Pharsalia'
-Madison WALTHALL, [illeg] Stanislaus county, arrived May 23, 1851; his father arrived May 1859; route Panama, by steamer 'Columbus'
-E.H. WARDROBE, Boston, Massachusetts, arrived by way of Cape Horn, April 8, 1859
-Theodore LEO, Albany; arrived by Cape Horn, August 1849
-Dr. Samuel LANDGON, North Carolina; arrived by way of the Isthumus of Panama, Aug. 1849
-Jas. WADSWORTH, Plymouth, Mass.; Oct. 2, 1849
-C.D. BIDWELL, Ohio; residence San Joaquin county; came across the Plains and arrived Sept. 1849
-T.D. WREN, Louisiana; residence Stockton; arrived by way of Cape Horn, on bark 'Cosso,' Jan. 30, 1849
-William GAVITT, Virginia; residence Stockton; came by Cape Horn, on ship 'Mariana,' and arrived in Sept. 1849
-George Washington TRAERN, residence San Joaquin county; came through Mexico and arrived May 12, 1849
DISTRICT COURT -- Arabella GILMORE vs. Martin GILMORE (divorce) - J.H. BUDD and W.L. DUDLEY for plaintiff, and M.G. COBB for defendant -- on motion of plaintiff, ordered that defendant pay to plaintiff, or her attorney's, the sum of $200 in gold coin, as attorney's fees, and the further sum of $50 in gold coin per month as temporary alimony, to commence from and after the filing of the complaint herein.
THE MARYSVILLE 'Appeal' of Feb. 24th says: A young child of Mrs. BRAY died suddenly on Monday night and under unfortunate and painful circumstances to the mother, who was absent at a ball. The child is said to have been well when its mother left for Reese's Ranch on Monday afternoon, but a corpse when she returned.
SHOT HIS FATHER -- The Grass Valley 'Union' of Feb. 23d says: 2 of our worthy citizens, John BENNETT, Sr., and John BENNETT, Jr., father and son, rode out on Saturday to shoot birds. They became separated in the chaparral and the son, not knowing the exact whereabouts of his father, fired at a bird in a clump of bushes. The elder gentleman happened to be on the opposite side of the bushes, and he received into the back of his head and neck a smart and smarting portion of the charge from the young man's gun. It was fortunate his back was struck and not his face, as injury to the eyes might then have resulted. Dr. TOMPKINS yesterday picked the shot out of the old gentleman.
KU-KLUX in CALIFORNIA -- Late intelligence from San Jose justifies the opinion that there exists in that city a branch of the Ku-Klux Klan, or some similar organization, for cowardly and assassin-like settlement of political or social differences. Our readers will remember a notice in these columns recently, to the effect that upwards of 100 Chinese were being taught English and Christiantiy in a Sunday School at San Jose. This course did not suit some of those representatives of the ruling race who object to inferior races in general, on account of inferiority, and who urge against the Chinese the additional objection that they are confirmed and bigoted in their paganism. Consequently, simultaneously with a written notification through the postoffice, the church building of the offending educators of moon-eyed Celestials was fired and laid in ashes. This building was valued at $24,000. About the same time, and clearly by the same instrumentality, the fine establishment of G!
NAGLEY, in which a number of Chinese operatives were employed, was made food for the torch of the incendiary, and the loss is set down at $10,000. In language which has been frequently repeated of late, we inquire, Wither are we drifting?
>>TUESDAY, 2 MAR 1869<<
BIRTH -- at Chile Junction, Feb. 23d, to the wife of Andrew McQUADE, of a son.
MARRIED -- in this city, March 1st, by the Rev. Elias BIRDSELL; B.R. LIPPINCOTT, of Marysville (formerly of Stockton), and Miss Mary TILTON, of Stockton.
MARRIED -- on Thursday evening, Feb. 25th, by Rev. O.P. FITZGERALD, at the residence of Captain MOSS, in San Leandro; Wm. H. BUTTRICK and Miss Henrietta TYNER, both of San Joaquin county.
DIED -- in Mokelumne Hill, on Saturday, Feb. 20th, Catherine, wife of Bernard SHERIDAN, a native of Ireland, aged about 31 years.
DIED -- in Mokelumne Hill, on Sunday, Feb. 21st, James TYNAN, a native of Ireland, aged 50 years. [FOUND DEAD -- A man by the name of TYNAN, who has resided in Mokelumne Hill for some time, was found dead in that place Sunday morning, Feb. 21st. Deceased had been drinking hard for some time and on Saturday evening came into Peek's livery stable and laid down. During the night he was observed to go out, and the next morning was found dead behind the barn.]
DIED -- at Campo Seco, Feb. 17th, Sarah M., wife of Charles B. HATTON, aged 71 years.
FRIGHTFUL RUNAWAY -- Yesterday, while Captain FROST was on his way to this city, driving a team of spirited horses, the animals got frightened near the toll gate on the Cherokee Lane road, became unmanageable, and made better time into town than was desired. A woman, who was riding in the vehicle with Captain FROST, got thrown out on California street near Channel, and was badly injured. Her skull was fractured and she sustained other severe injuries. Drs. HUDSON and TODD were soon in attendance and extended to the sufferer all the relief in their power. The team came down Weber avenue furiously, to Centre street, up Centre to Main, up Main to El Dorado and along El Dorado as far as they could go -- were stopped near Mormon slough. Other teams in town became frightened and ran.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE -- Last evening a man named BERRY was brought into the city in a horrible condition. It appears that he imagined some parties were chasing him and trying to shoot him, snapping caps at him; but in reality no such thing happened. It is thought that he is insane. He was brought into the city by 2 men, who found him on the plains, about 18 miles from this city, beyond French Camp. Both his arms were terribly cut, the wounds having been inflicted with a razor in his own hands. On his arrival in Stockton, Chief of Police Jerome Myers at once placed him in the City Prison, then called Dr. THORNDIKE to dress the wounds. The poor man was so weak from loss of blood that he could scarcely stand up when he arrived in the city.
PROBATE BUSINESS --
-Estate of G.W. CANON, deceased -- will admitted to probate; bond filed at $3200; S. HEWLETT, R.E. WILHOIT and J.W. SMITH appointed appraisers; notice to creditors ordered; H.E. HALL appointed to represent heirs.
-Estate of Helen LOFINA and Almeda MAY, minors -- order entered to sell real estate and bond fixed at $1200 for each of said minors.
-Estate of Louis MONROE and Mary JOBE, minors -- hearing of this matter continued until Monday, May 3, 1869.
FOR SAN QUENTIN -- Yesterday, J.L. HAWKINS, convicted in the District Court of murder in the 2nd degree, and condemned to the Penitentiary for the term of his natural life; and William TALLY (colored) convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to the Penitentiary for the term of 3 years, were taken away on the steamer 'T.C. Walker' yesterday, en route to San Quentin. They were in charge of Under Sheriff J.M. LONG.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Mar. 1 -- William HUGHES has been arrested upon a charge of mayhem, in biting off James SULLIVAN's fingers and nearly tearing his eyes out.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE -- Mary MUNGER attempted suicide Feb. 26th, by jumping from the steamer 'Governor Dana,' near Fremont. She was rescued. Family troubles are supposed to have caused the attempt.
DROWNED -- Gorham BLAKE, a native of Bangor, Maine, aged 26 years, fell overboard and was drowned from the steamer 'Enterprise,' about 12 miles above Sacramento on Wednesday night, Feb. 24th.
>>WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 1869<<
BIRTH -- at Chinese Camp, Feb. 22, to the wife of S.M. MILLER, of a daughter.
MARRIED -- at Shaw's Flat, Feb. 22, Charles SNYDER and Catherine SHADE.
MARRIED -- at Columbia, Feb. 17, John KING and Mrs. Sarah CLOW.
DIED -- in this city, after a protracted illness, Mar. 2, Edward F. CHITTENDEN, aged 59 years, 8 months. [Deceased was one of the early settlers in Stockton and was an estimable gentleman. Mr. CHITTENDEN was a native of Connecticut, from which State he emigrated to Illinois in 1836 -- went as a pioneer merchant to Fort Edward. From Illinois he came to California, making the journey across the Plains, arriving in Stockton in the Fall of 1852, since which time he has been a constant resident of this city, and always was recognized as an honorable, upright member of community. He leaves a wife, sons and daughters to mourn his loss, who have the sincere sympathy of the community in their bereavement.] [Funeral will take place from St. John's (Episcopal) Church at 11 o'clock a.m. tomorrow, 4th instant.]
DIED -- in this city, March 2, Philip BENTLER, a native of Germany, aged 37 years. [Chicago papers please copy.] [Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from No. 138 Elk Street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]
FOUND to be INSANE -- The man named BARRY, who was brought into the city on Monday evening in a state of exhaustion from a loss of blood from wounds inflicted by himself with a razor, was examined before Judge Greene yesterday and pronounced insane. He was taken to the Asylum where proper attention will be paid to both his physical and mental ailments.
VERY SUDDEN DEATH -- The Amador 'Ledger' of Feb. 27th says: Last Saturday Mrs. SHERIDAN, who is the mother of 5 children and resides in Mokelumne Hill, died very suddenly while alone in her house. It seems that she was intending to attend the funeral of a deceased friend, in the afternoon, and that the children were out to play. Her husband returned in the evening from his work, and not finding her at home, felt no alarm, as he knew of her intention to attend the funeral and proceeded to get supper ready. After supper he went into the bed room for the purpose of putting one of the children to sleep, and as he entered the room, he stumbled over the body of his wife lying on the floor. Mrs. S. was a very robust and healthy person, and had not complained of being unwell in any manner. Some young ladies who called on her about 4 o'clock, say that she was in unusual fine spirits. We have heard no cause assigned for her sudden death. She was a lady highly respected by all who knew!
and her untimely death is mourned by all.
DEATH of an ARMY OFFICER -- The 'Times' of March 1st says: Assistant Surgeon Wm. A. BRADLEY, Brevet Major U.S.A., died of apoplexy last Friday at Point San Jose. Deceased served with great distinction during the war, and was brevetted a Major for meritorious conduct. He received his appointment in the regular army Oct. 22, 1861.
>>THURSDAY, 4 MAR 1869<<
MARRIED -- at Visalia, Feb. 22, J.H. CAMPBELL and Mrs. E. AIKE.
MARRIED -- at the Visalia House, Feb. 17th, C.S. O'BANNAN and Miss Louisa HARLAND.
OPERATION for NECROSIS -- Louis GILLIAM, who received a severe fracture of the leg last Fall due to the bursting of an anvil ring, is yet unable to dispense with his crutches, owing to the death of the lower end of the broken bone. Those became imprisoned completely within the new growth of bony matter. The only remedy for this disease is the extrusion of the dead structure. Accordingly, the operation for trephining or boring through the wall of the new bone was performed yesterday by Dr. HUDSON, of this city, and the old decaying portion removed. Under the influence of chloroform, pain and suffering were dispensed with. The patient remains comfortable, with a good prospect for recovery.
>>FRIDAY, 5 MAR 1869<<
BIRTH -- in Tulare Township, San Joaquin county, Feb. 25th, to the wife of C.E. NEEDHAM, of a daughter.
DIED -- in this city, March 3d, Mary Ellen, daughter of John and Margaret McLAUGHLIN, aged 7 years, 4 months, 7 days. [Funeral will take place at 11 o'clock this (Friday) morning, from St. Mary's Church. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]
STOCKTON TEACHERS' INSTITUTE -- The appointed time for the semi-monthly meeting of the Stockton Teachers' Institute, was this (Friday) evening; but, on account of the Ladies' Festival, and for other reasons, the meeting has been postponed until Monday evening, the 8th instant, at half-past 7 o'clock. The officers of the Institute are:
A.H. RANDALL, Principal of the Grammar school, President
Miss A. LOOMIS and Miss S.A. KENDALL, Vice Presidents
S.B. SANDERSON, Secretary
FATALITY on THE CALIFORNIA PACIFIC RAILROAD -- The Vallejo 'Chronicle' of March 3d says: Last evening about 7 o'clock the 1st accident on the California Central Pacific Railroad, resulting in the loss of human life, occurred at Summit Station, about 10 miles from this city. The gravel train was "switched" off there for a passing train. Upon the train starting up, a man by the name of John HANLEY endeavored to get on the cars, which are platforms, by getting in between and placing his hands on the cars and swinging up; but in doing this his hands slipped and he fell on his back across the track, and 2 cars ran over him, literally cutting him in two. In this condition, strange to say, the man lived nearly an hour, having complete possession of his reasoning faculties. He said that he felt no pain and made a disposition of his personal effects. He was brought into the city last night, and the body now awaits the action of the Coroner, who has been notified of the occurrence. HA!
as well known at South Vallejo, having had charge for several months of a gang of Chinamen working in that locality. Deceased was a native of Ireland, about 37 years of age, and unmarried. He is highly spoken of by his employers as being a steady and industrious man.
SUICIDE -- Colonel L.L. FLINT committed suicide on the 20th instant in Downieville. When found he was lying on his bed with that part of the head from the eyes up, entirely gone, and the remainder of the face much blackened by the powder. The top of the head was literally blown off, and the brains scattered about the room. It would appear, from remarks made by the deceased, but to which no significance was attached at the time, that he had contemplated committing the act for some days.
HORRIBLE DEATH -- From the Virginia 'Enterprise' of Feb. 27th we clip the following: W.S. WRIGHT, who returned from White Pine day before yesterday, states that on Thursday, the 18th instant, Silas PARKER, a teamster, was run over and killed near the Log Cabins on the Overland road, about 40 miles from Virginia. He was driving a 6-horse team heavily loaded with mill machinery and material owned by the California Bank, bound for White Pine. Just before reaching the cabins, in crossing a gully, he fell in managing the wagon brake, and the wheels passed over him nearly lengthwise, crushing him so fearfully that death ensued in about 3 hours afterward.
>>SATURDAY, 6 MAR 1869<<
BIRTH -- in this city, March 4th, to the wife of Colonel E.S. TERRY, of a son.
BIRTH -- in this city, March 5th, to the wife of M.D. BURGISS, of a son.
MARRIED -- on Thursday, March 4th, by the Rev. Ben E.S. ELY, at the Presbyterian Church, in this city; A.B. BRYANT and Miss Frank M. FERGUSON.
MARRIED -- at the residence of the bride's father, Feb. 28th, by Rev. J.C. HEINING; Wm. HAMILTON and Miss Nancy L. RUSSELL, all of Paradise Valley.
A NEW STORE -- John HART's fine new 2-story brick building situated on the NE corner of Weber avenue and Sutter street, is nearly completed, and is one of the most thoroughly constructed and substantial edifices in the city. It is 50 x 60 feet. The lower story is divided into 2 stores -- both fronting on Weber avenue, and the corner one occupied by Hart & Thrift, as a grocery and provision store. The upper story is being divided into sleeping apartments, which will be well ventilated, hard finished, and fitted up as conveniently and be made as inviting and comfortable as the most exacting and fastidious person could desire. Mr. HART is a well known and highly respected gentleman; has been a resident of Stockton for many years, during which time he has labored at the anvil, and gradually, by skill and patient industry, worked himself into comparative affluence, the deserved reward of honest toil. He has now given up blacksmithing and associated himself with Mr. THRIFT, who is!
and favorably known as a business man. They have stocked their store with a choice lot of groceries and provisions, and commence their new business under very favorable auspices. May they always travel in the path that leads to popularity and fortune.
PROBATE BUSINESS --
-Estate of Robert FISHER, deceased -- ordered that executors render account
-Estate of John McMULLIN, deceased -- on filing petition, order made appointing commissioners
PERSONAL -- George TILGHMAN, for many years a resident in this city and well and favorably known in business circles, yesterday took his departure for San Francisco where he intends to engage in business. We join his many friends in wishing him all manner of prosperity.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- Yesterday morning, Joseph BADGER, while standing on a scaffolding on the stage in the theater, and engaged in gilding the round-board, was, in consequence of a board slipping from its place, precipitated to the platform below, a distance of nearly 20 feet, and badly injured. One deep gash was cut over his right eye, and he received several painful bruises. Severe as his injuries are, there is little cause for apprehension that he will not soon overcome them. Considering the distance which he fell, and the manner of falling, it is almost a miracle that he escaped without having bones broken.
THEATER -- The Complimentary Benefit tendered to Harry JACKSON at the theater this evening, promises to be a grand affair. The seats, we learn, have nearly all been engaged. Mr. JACKSON will be supported by Mr.&Mrs. SINCLAIR, Mr.&Mrs. WILTON, Mr. COURTWRIGHT, Mr. SIMS and others, among whom is young Harry JACKSON, a very talented lad.
SAD DEATH -- The Nevada 'Transcript' says: The body of Jacob ROWLAND, formerly a resident of You Bet, was conveyed through this city on Friday night, to be buried by the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Red Dog, of which he was a member. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Robert WEST, and was married about 3 months ago, when he went to Tippacanoe, Sierra county, to work some mines which he owned. On the 2d of January, while at work piping, the hose burst, and by the volume of water he was knocked into a ground-sluice, falling 10 or 12 fee, breaking both legs. He lingered in pain until mortification set in, and his suffering was terminated in death on Thursday. His body was taken in charge by brother Odd Fellows and friends and conveyed to his former home, where he was buried yesterday by his Lodge. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 40 years, and highly respected by all who knew him.
BITTEN by a SNAKE -- We clip the following from the Tuolumne City 'News' of March 5th: On Tuesday evening last, as a little son of Charles BEAUCHAMP, who resides some 5 or 6 miles from this place, was at play, he was bitten on the hand by a snake, supposed to belong to the rattlesnake species. The arm was forthwith tightly bandaged, to keep the poison from spreading, and Dr. McLEAN sent for. On his arrival the Doctor found the hand much swollen and the little sufferer in great pain; but reports that when he left, on the following morning, the little fellow was considered out of danger.
FATAL ACCIDENT -- Patrick KERWIN, while engaged in felling a tree, was struck on the head by a falling limb, and so severely injured that he died on the 23d ult. The accident occurred on Feb. 28th, near Sierra City.
MAIMED -- E.A. FREEMAN had his leg broken, at the Ogden mill, near Virginia, Nevada, on the 1st of March. Some of the bones of the ankle joint had to be taken out and the joint will be stiff and useless if the foot is saved.
WHERE is THE LUCKY MAN? Does anybody know anything of Hector BENJAMIN, who once resided at Grass Valley? He has had a fortune of $23,000 bequeathed him, and his signature, or proof of his death, is required in order that his family may enjoy the benefits. Any information concerning the said BENJAMIN will be thankfully received by MS. NORTON, Postmaster at Grass Valley. Papers throughout the State will make a note of this and assist a distressed family. [see 27 March 1869 issue]
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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