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Subject: [NORCAL] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 5-10 April 1869
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:19:03 -0800
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
5-10 APRIL 1869
>>MONDAY, 5 APR 1869<<
BIRTH -- in Mariposa, March 30th, to the wife of I.W. HARRIS, of a daughter.
MARRIED -- in this city, April 3d, by Hon. W.E. GREENE, County Judge; James IVORY and Isabella WORK, both of Stockton. [Abundance of cake and champagne accompanied the above notice. May the happy couple journey through life in a path ever illuminated by the bright sun of Happiness.]
MARRIED -- in Bear Valley, March 18th, by J.L. SMITH, Justice of the Peace; Albert PETTY and Julia SCOTT.
DIED -- in Mariposa, March 26th, Elizabeth A. BARNETT, aged 12 years, 9 months, 26 days, only daughter of Mr.&Mrs. John BARNETT.
DIED -- in Mariposa, March 30th, Edward Moore, son of Mr.&Mrs. Dorsay RAMSDEN, aged 2 years, 4 months.
DIED -- at Madison, N.J., Jan. 12th, Mrs. V.K. SCHENCK, of Snelling, California, wife of Wm. SCHENCK, and niece of Mrs. R.G. STEELE, aged 24 years.
DIED -- in Desark, Arkansas, Jan. 16th, Mrs. M.A. STEELE, aged 23 years, 8 months, 10 days. Mrs. STEELE was the wife of the brother of R.G. STEELE, editor of the Merced 'Herald.'
DIED -- in Memphis, Tennessee, Feb. 17th, William STEELE, aged 2 years, 4 months.
CERTIFICATES GRANTED -- There were 14 applicants for certificates to teach in the public schools of the county, before the Board of Examination last week. The examination of the manuscripts was completed on Saturday and certificates granted to the following named persons:
-1st grade certificates to R.M. TOWNE, Anson B. MUNSON, John M. MURPHY and Miss L.M. WESTHAY
-2nd grade certificates to A.B. HUGHES, J.B. SANDERSON, Albert A. RENW[2 letters illeg], James W. MALONE, Miss Abbie A. CORY and Miss M.J. HAMILTON
-3rd grade certificate to Miss Lucy DODGE
-Mrs. A. CHAPIN and Miss C.M. SARLES applied for renewal of certificates. Both applications were granted.
NOTICE -- The Undersigned, having disposed of his Saddlery business, hereby requests all persons having bills against him to present the same for payment; and all persons indebted to him are requested to call and settle the same by note or otherwise. The firm of H.T. DORRANCE & Co. are authorized to transact any business pertaining to the settlement of accounts in my absence.
April 1, 1869
SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- The Sacramento 'Union' of April 1st says: On Monday, March 29th, John WOLF, of Brighton, while marking ground preparatory to planting corn, was thrown off and in front of the marker, which accident gave fright to the horses, causing them to run away, dragging the unfortunate man under the marker nearly a quarter of a mile, when the horses became entangled in the gearing and stopped. WOLF was soon after found lying in an insensible condition, his clothing torn into rags and covered with dirt. It was at first thought his injuries would prove fatal; but by the timely use of such restoratives as were at command he sufficiently revived to be placed in a wagon and conveyed to his residence, a distance of about 2 miles. WOLF was found to be severely bruised about the head, neck, face and shoulders, his eyes filled with sand, which produced considerable pain and inflammation, and the 4th finger of his right hand so badly lacerated that amputation became necessary.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 4 --
-Mrs. OUGHTON, living on Mary street, attempted suicide last Thursday by cutting her throat with a razor and will probably die. [see next issue]
-The funeral of Judge BROCKWAY, yesterday, was largely attended by Odd Fellows, members of the Bar and delegations from neighboring towns. The body lay in state at Odd Fellows' Hall, on Montgomery street, during the morning.
-James W. TRUMP, steward of ship 'Waterloo,' was found dead in his berth yesterday. Cause, abscess of the lungs.
SUDDEN DEATH -- The Marysville 'Appeal' of April 1st says: Henry SNYDER, a farmer residing on his ranch about 10 miles below Yuba City, was found dead in his field on Monday afternoon last. The deceased was engaged in plowing with 3 horses, and went to his plow as usual Monday morning. A neighbor passing that way noticed the team huddled up into a corner of the lot, and from their appearance was induced to go over to them. The tangled harness gave evidence of a runaway, and search was made for Mr. SNYDER, whose body was soon found lying upon the plowed ground, and in such position as to lead to the belief that he fell over backward and died without a struggle. A post mortem examination showed that the deceased came to his death by apoplexy.
>>TUESDAY, 6 APR 1869<<
MARRIED -- at the Presbyterian Church, in this city, April 5th, by the Rev. Ben E.S. ELY; E.J. BALTS and Miss Annie KERNEY.
MARRIED -- at San Francisco, March 28th, by the Rev. Dr. COX; Isaac A. STOUTENBURGER and Miss Hermina BAKER.
DIED -- in this city, April 4th, Charles E. TAYLOR, a native of New York, aged about 13 years.
-Dr. HENDERSON returned to his home in this city on Sunday morning last, after a short visit to the Atlantic States. His family are at present on a visit to relatives in Maine. The Doctor has many friends in Stockton who are pleased to see him back again.
-Walter M. MORRIS arrived in San Francisco on the last steamer from the East and is expected in this city today, where, we understand, he proposes to engaged permanently in business.
-Captain E. CONKLIN, for 18 years commander of one of the California Steam Navigation Company's steamer on the Stockton route, is able to be about again, after an illness of several months. On his arrival in this city, he was warmly greeted by a large circle of friends.
-J.K. DOAK, President of the San Joaquin Valley District Agricultural Society, is on a short visit to this city, having arrived on Sunday morning last from his home in Calaveras county.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 5 -- Mrs. Margaret OUGHTON, who cut her throat last Thursday, died yesterday.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY --- A Man Shoots His Wife, her Paramour and Kills Himself -- A dispatch from San Francisco to the Sacramento 'Record' dated April 4th, gives the following account of a horrible tragedy that occurred in this city [San Francisco]:
A terrible affray occurred about 2 o'clock today on the SE corner of Market and Second streets. John D. DERRICK a ship carpenter, from Vallejo, married about 6 months ago the stewardess of the 'Orizaba,' but she left him soon after and came to this city, where she has led a life of ill fame. DERRICK frequently tried to get her back to him, but she refused all intercourse. Some weeks ago he broke into her house, on Mission street, to get her away, and was arrested on a charge of burglary but was discharged on examination. His trouble concerning her appears to have driven him crazy.
This afternoon he went to her room, corner of Second and Market, and found her in company with Frank EDWARDS, a waiter in a restaurant on Second street. She introduced him to EDWARDS, and they exchanged a few common place remarks. Mrs. DERRICK said she was going out and prepared to put on her cloak and bonnet. DERRICK wanted to go with her; she refused his company, and said she wanted no more to do with him. He then drew a 4-barreled Remington pistol and fired at EDWARDS, shooting him back of the head. EDWARDS fell to the floor. DERRICK then shot his wife once on the left side of the head, near the temple, and another through the left arm below the elbow. Then he put the pistol to his own head and lodged a bullet in his brain behind the right ear. His brains protruded from the wound, and he died at 20 minutes past 5 o'clock.
EDWARDS is not dangerously wounded. The ball cut a deep scalp wound and caused profuse bleeding, but not serious. Mrs. DERRICK's wound is not necessarily fatal. With good attention, unless mortification sets in, she will recover.
Upon searching DERRICK's pockets it was found that the act was deliberate, having had it in contemplation some weeks. Letters were found, written at various times, announcing suicidal intentions on account of his wife's infidelity. He made a written request that the city would take charge and educate his children, and requests his friends to bury him beside his 1st wife, and requests that under no circumstances shall his 2nd wife be buried near him -- declaring her the cause of his death. It appears that he mistook EDWARDS for a man named MITCHELL, whom he accuses of being his wife's paramour.
To Charles MORGAN, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s messenger, he writes: "When you receive this I shall no non est. I wish to inform you, that you may be the instrument of exposing my wife. Charles, she is a terrible bad woman -- artful, low, cunning and won the sympathy of many by her plausible and tricky tale. Beware of her. Caution all others to do the same She is bad; trust her not. She now contemplates going stewardess on the 'Idaho,' for Honolulu. God Bless you. Good bye. Yours, most respectfully, J.D. DERRICK." The tragedy created great excitement and crowds gathered in the vicinity all the afternoon, discussing the details.
>>WEDNESDAY, 7 APR 1869<<
BIRTH -- in Sonora, Tuolumne county, March 20th, to the wife of John VAN HARLINGEN, of a daughter.
FIREMEN'S CELEBRATION -- Eureka Engine Company No. 2, at their regular monthly meeting, held at their engine house last evening, appointed a committee of 5 to make necessary arrangements for the appropriate celebration of the anniversary of the company's organization, on June 2d. The following are the names of the persons constituting the committee: Thomas CUNNINGHAM, A.B. BENNETT, Thomas ECKSTROM, Thomas CRAWFORD and G.A. McKENZIE.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 6 -- A terrible accident occurred on Geary street, above Kearny, at half-past 8 this morning. For some days past men have been at work excavating in a lot adjoining the residence of D.D. GAUTIER, a 2-story brick house, and this morning the east wall gave way, burying Wm. ROBINSON and Jeremiah CARROLL in the ruins, killing them almost instantly. One other man, name unknown, was slightly cut and bruised about the head. The Fire Department were called out and extricated the bodies from the debris. The family of GAUTIER were fortunately out of the house at the time of the accident. The accident was owing to an oversight in not shoreing up the wall as it was undermined.
HORRID ACCIDENT -- The Yolo 'Democrat' of April 3d says: On Friday night of last week Hiram HARRIS had his leg broken above the knee joint by a kick from a horse. HARRIS had been in the employ of S.M. DICKERSON, of this place. About 9 o'clock in the evening he went into the stable on DICERSON's premises and approached the horse in one of the stalls and received the injury as above stated. He remained in the stable until Saturday morning before his condition was known, suffering the most intense pain. As soon as he was discovered he was immediately removed and kindly cared for. He is now in the county hospital and doing well.
ASSAULT -- The San Jose 'Patriot' of April 2d says: Dennis MURPHY was severely assaulted by Thomas KALAHER on the 1st, who attacked him with a hatchet, and inflicted a wound 6 inches long, back of the ear; his injuries may prove fatal.
FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT -- A dispatch from Timbucktoo, Nevada county, dated April 1st, says 2 of Mr.&Mrs. WARREN's little girls fell into Essner & Co.'s flume that afternoon, passing through it with a big head of water, which carried them down some 1500 yards. They are both living yet, but the youngest will hardly recover.
AMADOR -- From the 'Ledger' of April 3d -- 3 more children, making 4 in all, of Mr. HALL, of Fiddletown, have died of small-pox.
>>THURSDAY, 8 APR 1869<<
DIED -- in this city, April 7th, Claude N., eldest son of John and Caroline YARDLEY, aged 3 years, 6 months. [The funeral will take place from the residence of the parents, corner of Sonora and Hunter streets, on Friday, 9th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.]
DIED -- in Woodbridge, March 30th, Elizabeth K., youngest daughter of Wm. and Jane HART, aged 11 months, 20 days.
DISABLED SOLDIERS -- Two disabled soldiers -- one deprived of a leg and the other of an arm -- made their appearance in the streets yesterday with a hand organ, and from what we perceived, we judge they received much sympathy and substantial aid from the citizens. They exhibited their discharge papers, did not solicit aid verbally, but permitted all, who chose so to do, to read the following appeal to a generous public:
"Having been unfortunate in the service of our country, and being so crippled as to prevent our obtaining a livelihood by manual labor, we have been compelled to resort to playing the hand organ in the public thoroughfares, in order, if possible, to raise a little means by which to start some business; that we may be able to support ourselves otherwise than by this kind of appeal to the charities and sympathies of the public, which is quite as great a sacrifice to our feelings as to your pockets.
Geo. W. BROWN, Company B 157 Pennsylvania
Harry JAGO, Company C 51 Pennsylvania"
Both are young, neatly dressed and evidently men of correct habits.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 7 -- Madame Giga VON PLITTERSDORFF, a German actress of considerable note, committed suicide last evening at half-past 6, by taking hydrocyanic acid, at the residence of Henry MARET. This is the 3rd attempt at self-destruction since the death of her husband, which occurred 7 weeks ago.
>>FRIDAY, 9 APR 1869<<
MARRIED -- at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Ben E.S. ELY; Hugh GLENN and Miss Clara E. JENKINS, both of Stockton. [The bride cake which accompanied the above notice was shared by the friends of the young couple and many wishes for their good fortune and happiness were expressed.]
DIED -- on the Mokelumne river, above Woodbridge, April 7th, Mrs. Julia A., wife of James GRAY, aged 33 years, 7 months, 10 days.
INFORMATION WANTED -- George VASSAR is in Stockton and is anxious to hear of his brother, Edward VASSAR. When last heard from he was in this city. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by his brother at the St. Charles Hotel, Stockton.
NEW BUSINESS FIRM -- C. HAMPTON and H. BLACK have formed a copartnership in the wholesale and retail grocery and provision business, under the name and title of Hampton & Black. Their store is one the NW corner of Main and Centre streets.
BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 8 --
-A man named Chas. D. BYRNE died suddenly last night in a saloon on Clay street, of heart disease. He was a stevedore and member of the Exempt Fire Company.
-A young man named Levi H. DOHERTY is missing from the International Hotel since Sunday last. No trace can be found of him. Suspicions of foul play are entertained by his friends.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE -- Jake ADAMS, the well known stock man of Vaca Ranch, Solano county, attempted suicide on Thursday last by cutting his throat with a razor. Owing to the dullness of the instrument used, he failed to accomplish his purpose. At last accounts he was in a fair way to recover.
DIED FROM LOCKJAW -- A few days ago, says the Sacramento 'Record' of April 8th, a colored waiter at the Orleans Hotel received a splinter into his foot by some means, but no great attention was paid to it by the injured man. Lockjaw set in, however, from the effects of which the man died yesterday. His name was William TASCO, aged 44 years, and a native of New York.
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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