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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: July 4-9, 1864

Date: July 1864

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA

>>MONDAY, 4 JULY 1864<<

DIED - in this city, July 2d, of consumption, H.M. GAGE, aged 43 years. [The funeral will take place at the Episcopal church, on Tuesday, 5th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.]

I.O.O.F. - The Officers and Brothers of Charity Lodge No. 6, I.O.O.F., are requested to meet at the Hall at 1 o'clock p.m. Tuesday, July 5th, for the purpose of attending the funeral of our late Brother, H.M. GAGE. The Brethren of Stockton Lodge and visiting Brother are respectfully invited to unite with us on the occasion.

MAGNIFICENT TOY - Little Ella, daughter of Mr. ABRAMSKY, has contributed a magnificent doll to the Sanitary Fair. It comes as near a living baby as can possibly be manufactured from inanimate material. When it is laid down it shuts its glass eyes and when taken up, opens them wide and appears as lively as a cricket and squeals "mamma" and "papa" like a squalling reality. This squalling operation is caused by touching 2 springs on its breast. On its breast is the following: "Presented by Ella E. ABRAMSKY to the Sanitary Fair, for the benefit of the sick and wounded soldiers, July 4th, 1864."

ROW AMONG WOMEN - 2 Mexican women, named Pancha LECAGUA and Gulla REMEREZ, were fined $20 each by Justice Brush on Saturday for assaulting Josefa ROMENA, about 11 o'clock at night, while the latter was standing quietly at her own door on Market, between El Dorado and Hunter streets. Hair pulled out; a little blood spilled, and the ground slightly torn up, was nearly all the damage that was done.

>>WEDNESDAY, 6 JULY 1864<<

BIRTH - in Brown's Flat, June 20th, to the wife of J.V. BECK, of a son.

BIRTH - in Hornitos, June 25th, to the wife of Robert CLOUGH, of a son.

MARRIED - in San Francisco, June 9th, by Rev. Dr. WADSWORTH; Chas. F. LEWIS and Miss Helen PINKHAM (formerly of Yankee Hill), both of San Francisco.

MARRIED - in Sonora, June 26th, by the Rev. R. McCULLOCH; Mr. Henry C. SCHULZ and Miss Maria SCHELL, all of Sonora.

DIED - in Princeton, June 29th, Mrs. Catharine TEDDY, a native of Cornwall, England; aged about 30 years.

DIED - in San Francisco, July 4th, Mary, daughter of P.M. and Fanny BOWEN. [Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from their late residence in this city at 11 o'clock this day.]

FUNERAL - The funeral ceremonies of the late H.M. GAGE, an old and respected citizen of Stockton, took place yesterday. The Rev. Mr. GASMANN preached the funeral sermon at the Episcopal Church. He was an Odd Fellow, and the ceremonies at the grave - in the Odd Fellows' cemetery - were performed by members of the Order in this city. He was an esteemed member of Charity Lodge No. 6.

FATAL ACCIDENT - In San Jose, on the 1st instant, a son of B. WAUGH was run over and instantly killed by a wagon loaded with lumber, the wheel passing over and crushing his head.

ACCIDENT - As the carriage of Mr. R.C. SARGENT, containing his wife, his brother's wife and 3 small children, besides the gentleman driving, was passing along Main street, between Centre and El Dorado, on the Fourth, a saddle horse that was hitched to an awning post became frightened and, breaking loose, attempted to jump over the carriage in front of the driver and one of the Mrs. SARGENTs. The horse, in this leap, barely grazed the shoulder of the gentleman driving and struck upon the left-hand forward wheel of the carriage, completely smashing it and throwing one of the ladies and one of the children into the street. Fortunately, however, no one was injured, as far as we could learn, beyond a bad fright, which fortunate circumstances is attributable to the coolness of the gentleman driving, who checked the horses, both of which were very spirited, instantly, and held them thus until the ladies and children were removed from further danger.

ELECTION of OFFICERS - At a regular meeting of Jefferson Lodge, No. 98, I.O.O.F., at Woodbridge, held June 30th, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
John LEVIUSKY, Reas.
Past Grand E. YOUNG, Per. Sec
James TAYLOR, H. BENTLEY and Henry BARNHART, Trustees

KILLED by MEXICANS - The Mariposa 'Gazette' of the 2d instant says: After the Mexican celebration of St. John's Day at Princeton, a grand ball was given at night. At a late hour some Americans went to the house - got considerably intoxicated - had a row outside with some Mexicans. Next morning the body of one of them, Willis HERVAL, was found in the street near Justice Gillner's office. He had been shot through the body and died immediately. The Princeton people seem to think he deserved what he got for going where he had no business and getting into a quarrel. He was evidently shot by a Mexican, and there is said to be some proof against the guilty party.

>>THURSDAY, 7 JULY 1864<<

WAGON LUMBER - John T. HICKINBOTHAM, importer and dealer in all kinds of Wagon Lumber; Oak, Ash and Hickory Lumber, Whitewood Boards, Wagon Boards, Wagon Bows, Hubs, Spokes, Felloes, Tongues, Hickory Axles, Hickory Joist, Bent Shafts, Poles, &c. Wagons made and repaired to order,
Stockton Wagon Shop
Main St., between Sutter and California st.

A SHEEP-THIEF - John WRIGHT, a man employed by James OTIS, of San Francisco, to take care of a flock of sheep, drove his wooly charge up to Tuolumne county, where he sheared them, sold sheep and wool, pocketing $3000, out of which he intended to fleece Mr. OTIS, but a detective nabbed Mr. WRIGHT before he could manage to get out of the jurisdiction of California justice, and so he stands charged with being a sheep-thief.

DWELLING HOUSE to RENT - In the Northern environs of the city, opposite Dr. HOLDEN's residence, and at present occupied by W.J. LOWRY.
Apply to W.J. LOWRY,
Stands 9 & 10, Levee

COMMISSIONED - Governor Low has commissioned:
-John DRUM, Captain of Company K (Ellsworth Rifles), 1st Regiment Infantry, 3rd Brigade, California State Militia
-Lysander WASHBURN, Captain of Company B, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Francis M. GRIFFIN, 1st Lieutenant of Company C, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Charles BILLING, 1st Lieutenant of Company K, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-William H. DODDS, 1st Lieutenant of Company B, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Samuel E.B. BECKER, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Joseph C. MORRILL, Captain of Company K, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-James FINNERTY, 1st Lieutenant of Company E, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Caleb GILMAN, 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Francis M. SHOEMAKER, 1st Lieutenant of Company I, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-Joseph HOSMER, Captain of Company E, 3rd Regiment Infantry
-William KITTREDGE, Captain of Company, 3rd Regiment Infantry

MYSTERIOUS MURDER - A farmer named George SELBY, who lived on the Marysville road, 14 miles from Sacramento, was mysteriously murdered in his own bed at 1 o'clock on the morning of the 5th instant, by some one beyond conjecture. It appears that at the time there were asleep in the house a man named CAMPBELL and a Mrs. JAMESON, Mrs. HILDRETH and 2 or 3 others, besides SELBY and his wife, who occupied the same bed. The murdered man was shot in the eye, and the murderer must have reached his mark over Mrs. SELBY. The shot awoke Mrs. SELBY and several others, who heard some one escape through the house, but that is all they know of it. The 'Union' adds:

The nearest neighbors were aroused and MANN came to the city to inform Coroner REEVES of the murder, and also J.S. WILSON, who lives near Sutterville, whose wife is a sister of the murdered man. The Coroner brought the remains of the murdered man to the city and held an inquest yesterday afternoon. From prudential reasons he determined to withhold the testimony elicited from publication for the present. It is said that large footprints made by a man in his stocking feet were discovered in the neighborhood of SELBY's corral in the morning.

-Early this morning John BARRETT shot a soldier named McGOWAN dead in a saloon. McGOWAN was formerly a hackman.
-H.B. HOSMER was knocked down and robbed on Post street shortly after 10 o'clock last evening.
-Hattie OWENS, aged 9 years, was run over and killed by a bakery wagon this morning on Howard street.

ACCIDENT at MARYSVILLE - On the 4th of July, at Marysville, Thomas LARDNER, of the Union Guards, had his left arm blown off from the premature discharge of a cannon. The remaining portion of the limb was amputated just below the elbow joint.

>>FRIDAY, 8 JULY 1864<<

DIED - at Virginia City, on the 3d of June, of brain fever, John MILLER, a native of New York, and formerly of Stockton, aged 48 years, 1 month, 10 days. [>New York and Youngstown (Ohio) papers please copy.]

MORE of the DeLACY CROWD - A late number of the Marysville 'Appeal' tells that the GASSAWAY family, consisting of Upton GASSAWAY and wife, Upton S. GASSAWAY, Jr., Charles GASSAWAY and Nellie GASSAWAY, alias ST. CLAIR, together with James SHUBER and James SERRES, the persons under arrest at Oroville as the robbers of Winting's Express, had their examination yesterday before Justice S.W.W. COUGHEY, and were held to answer - the men in the sum of $1000 and the females $100 each. Officer CASAD, of Marysville, holds a warrant for the arrest of the same parties on the charge of robbing Langton's Express near Camptonville on the 14th ult. The GASSAWAYs resided 4 miles above Auburn, Placer county, where the father kept a hotel for many years. These persons are a part of the notorious gang, among whom were the DeLACYs who have lately figured so prominently in the public prints, and were broken up by officer of this city some time ago. It was certainly a good thing for the county that they were adrift, while it must be admitted that their society is an acquisition other communities will be very willing to part with. Wherever they go, the officers of the law appears to discover their trail, and will be likely to hunt a few more of them to the State Prison before the chase is abandoned.

THREATENING LIFE - Capt. BROWN, of the steamer Arrow, complained against John R. KIDD, before Justice Brush yesterday, for threatening his (Captain BROWN's) life. The complaint set forth that yesterday an assault was made upon complainant by KIDD with a large pocket knife with a blade from 4 to 6 inches long. The defendant was put under bonds of $300 to keep the peace for 6 months.

WASHOE CASUALTY - When the Yosemite ran into the Washoe at Benicia, John LEPEHN, a deck hand on the Washoe, was caught with his leg in a hawser and had it so badly crushed and broken above the ankle that it had to be amputated. The amputation was skillfully performed and the sufferer is in a fair way to recover.

>>SATURDAY, 9 JULY 1864<<

DIED - at Gorham's Ranch, Calaveras county, June 16th, Nathan R. PRIEST, aged 28 years, formerly of Groton, Mass.

INSTALLATION - Deputy District Grand Master, R.E. WILHOIT, installed the following officers of Jefferson Lodge, No. 98, I.O.O.F., at Woodbridge on Thursday last:
Geo. N. GRAY, Recording Secretary
John LEVINSKY, Treasurer
Edward YOUNG, Permanent Secretary

UNIONISHM of the JEWS - Mr. George SILVERBRICK, a Jew, recently from the Union Army, where he served 2 years, arrived in this city the other day on his way to Mariposa, on a visit to a brother and sister which he has not seen for 16 years. He says that he has no means of knowing the sentiments of the Jew in California in regard to the war; but he vouches for their loyalty generally throughout the States struggling against the rebellion. He is from New York and served in the 31st New York Volunteers. During the term of his service he fought under 4 different Generals: 1st, under McDOWELL, at Bull Run; 2d, under McCLELLAN, at the 7 days' fight near Richmond, at Malvern Hill, West Point, Yorktown and Antietam. His 3rd commander was General BURNSIDE, at Fredericksburg; and 4th, under Joe HOOKER, at Fredericksburg and across the Rappahannock. He was taken prisoner twice - once under McCLELLAN and once under HOOKER. He was shot in the thigh at Sabbath Station, and was cured of his wound by rebel surgeons. He says that there were 450 Jews in the same regiment, 17 of whom only are now surviving, the rest having all been killed in battle or died from wounds. In the 66th New York there were 550 Jews; in the 38th, 335. In the 7th, 11th & 20th New York Regiments there were also many Jews in the ranks; also hundred could be found in the volunteer regiments of other States. He says the Jews of the North and West are loyal to the core, and as substantially true to the Union cause and strongly opposed to the rebellion as any class of citizens in the country.

Submitted: 12/28/07

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