Contributed by deesar
Description: July 1-2, 1864Date: July 1864
Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>FRIDAY, 1 JULY 1864<<
ACQUITTED - A. SALMON and James REYNOLDS, Jr., tried yesterday before Justice Brush, by jury, upon a charge of malicious mischief, in tearing down a house belonging to H. BARNES, near French Camp, were acquitted.
DONATIONS to THE FAIR - Mr. D. HADLEY has collected and brought in from Farmington and neighborhood, 100 turkeys, chickens and ducks, 1 sack of wheat and a fine fat pig. Tomorrow he will bring in 3 or 4 yearling cattle, 8 pigs for roasting and other articles. Mrs. WITTKOPF presented a finely cooked ham to the Committee yesterday, weighing 29 lbs. Other articles are being daily brought in - in fact, the generous tender of articles needed seems to be unbounded.
DROWNED - Lieutenant John A. WATSON writes to the Weaverville 'Journal' that GILDAY, a native of Donegal, Ireland, aged 29 years, and a member of Company H, 2nd Infantry, California Volunteers, was drowned at Fort Gaston, May 20th, while attempting to swim Trinity river. His body was recovered on the 25th, and buried the following day with military honors.
COURT MARTIAL - A general Court Martial is in session at Sacramento for the trial of military offenders. The 1st case is that of Sergeant J.H. GORDON, Co. I, California Cavalry, who is charged with mutiny and theft.
>>SATURDAY, 2 JULY 1864<<
MARSHALS of the FOURTH - George H. SANDERSON, Esq., who has been appointed Grand Marshal by the Fourth of July Executive Committee, has appointed the following named gentlemen to act as Marshals at the Sanitary Grove during the Fair:
W.H. VAN VLEAR
Dr. C.R. THOMAS
DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS - Major-General McDOWELL, family and staff, and Col. JAMES, U.S. Collector at San Francisco, arrived by the Golden City. M.S. LATHAM by the Golden Age.
HOMICIDE - A man named A.L. LEE stabbed and killed M. PELTCHER, a butcher of Markleeville, Alpine county, on the 28th of June. LEE was at once arrested and great excitement prevailed.
KATE FORREST, a courtesan, shot and fatally wounded her "fancy man" John BAKER, at Silver City, N.T., on Sunday night.