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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
Contributed by deesar

Description: July 11-16, 1864

Date: July 1864

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

>>TUESDAY, 12 JULY 1864<<

BIRTH - in Courtlandville, Courtland county, New York, June 1st, a son to the wife of A.J. GREGRORY, Esq.

MARRIED - at La Grange, on Tuesday evening, June 28th, by Justice SAUNDERS; Mr. C.W. SHELDON, formerly of Ohio, to Miss Caroline Francas LaDU, of Cowlitz county, Washington Territory.

MARRIED - at Salt Lake City, June 26th, by Judge Solomon P. McCURDY; Mr. Robt. McCOURT, Division Agent of the Overland Mail Company, to Miss Caddie LAMAREAUX, of Salt Lake City.

MARRIED - in Coulterville, June 13th, by Rev. Father AUGER; Mr. Daniel REEN to Miss Annie N. MORA, all of that place.

DIED - at Big Oak Flat, June 27th, Mrs. Esther A. ST. JOHN, wife of C.H. ST. JOHN.

DIED - in San Francisco, July 3d, W.H., infant son of Mr.&Mrs. Hugh DIMOND, aged 4 months.

DIED - in Mariposa, July 2d, infant son of Mr.&Mrs. Thomas EARLY, aged 6 months.

DIED - at Danville, Va., March 3d, Julius Y. WILHOIT, a prisoner of war, aged 29 years.

DIED in the SERVICE - Among the death notices printed in this paper today occurs the name of Julius Y. WILHOIT, a brother of R.E. WILHOIT, Esq., County Recorder of this county. The deceased belonged to an Illinois volunteer regiment and died in the service. He left a wife and 3 children.

RECOVERING - Mr. Robert DON, a member of the Stockton Cornet Band, and who has been in an almost hopeless condition with lung fever, we are happy to say is recovering.

COUNTY COURT -
-James NOLAN was admitted to citizenship
-Guardianship of minor heirs of Marcus A. NEFF; annual account of guardian allowed

ACCIDENTS in MARIPOSA - The 'Gazette' of Saturday has the following list of accidents:
-Peter McDERMONT was jostled against a tree at QUIGLEY's last Sunday by a bucking mustang, and has a finger and 3 ribs broken. This is an unlucky season for horseback riding.
-Jack Fleming, of Sherlock's, was thrown from his horse near this place on Thursday morning, and received a severe kick on the head which rather disabled him.
-Mr. John GEARY, of Whitlocks, went out yesterday morning and returned to his house about 7 o'clock with his right hand shot completely off. It was done accidentally and is a serious loss.

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ARREST for MURDER - Our readers will remember something which appeared in this paper a few days since, copied from the Sacramento 'Union,' giving an account of the mysterious murder of G.W. SELBY, while asleep in bed by the side of his wife, on the night of the 4th July. On Friday last Mrs. SELBY and one of her brothers, C.J. FARLEY, of Sacramento, were arrested, charged with the murder in question. The principal reasons for these arrests are as follows:

Officers who were present when witnesses were examined state that Mrs. SELBY stated that she believed that her brothers were instrumental in procuring the death of her husband, and that the murder originated from the difficulty about the horses. Her friends inform us that in this connection she used the term "brother," and not "brothers," and that she referred to the one now on the way to Reese River, and not the one in custody. We are also informed that CAMPBELL testified before the jury that he was present at a conversation which occurred on the 4th of July between SELBY and C.J. FARLEY, in which SELBY accused the absent brother and MANN of having taken the horses away, and FARLEY cautioned him to beware how he talked about his brother, as, although absent himself, he had friends remaining behind. Some of the reasons which led to the suspicion that Mrs. SELBY was an accessory to the murder are as follows: She professed, when CAMPBELL called to SELBY, to have not heard the pistol shot, but to believe her husband to be in a fit. Although she did not hear the shot, she stated that the pistol when fired was held so near her face that the powder burnt it. No marks of its being burnt could be seen by others. She represented that her husband's head was resting on her arm when he was shot, she on the edge of the bed. A pool of blood was found on the floor outside of the edge of the bed, which had evidently spurted from the wound, and yet the clothing worn by her, lying between her husband and the blood on the floor, was unmarked with blood. The position of the blood on the floor indicates that it fell from the wounded man while in a sitting position, and could not have been deposited as it was while his head was lying on the pillow. The bullet entered at the left eye and came out at the left side of the back part of the head, as though fired horizontally while sitting or raising in bed. These circumstances give rise to the suspicion that the relative position of husband and wife were not such when the shot was fired as was represented by her. The news of the murder was first brought to the city by Moses MANN, and the report which gained credence in the early part of the day was to the effect that somebody spoke to SELBY, and that as he raised up in bed he was shot through the head. In conversations which ensued at the ranch after the murder had been committed, Mrs. SELBY stated that she believed her "brothers" or "brother" had been instrumental in the affair.
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ATTACKED by ROBBERS - On Thursday night last Mr. MILLER, of Coulterville, was attacked by a robber on the Merced river, opposite Red Bank. The fellow jumped out of the bushes about 12 feet ahead of mr. MILLER, and fired his pistol, frightening the horse and causing him to be thrown headforemost into a pile of rocks. Mr. MILLER gathered himself as soon as he could and fired at the robber, who took to the hills and escaped.

A LUCKY PRINTER - Mr. H.W. JOHNSON, a printer, and lately one of the proprietors of the Gold Hill 'Message,' drew in WRIGHT's gift enterprise, 2 prizes - a gold watch and chain, valued at $500 and jewelry worth over $100.

>>WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 1864<<

MARRIED - at Salt Lake City, June 26th, by Judge Solomon P. McCURDY; Mr. Robt McCOMB, Division Agent of the Overland Mail Company, to Miss Caddie LAMAREAUX, of Salt Lake City.

NIGHT WATCHMAN and CALLER - Officer McMAHON wishes it to be known to the citizens of Stockton, that he will, in addition to his duties as a police officer, attend to the orders of persons who may wish to be called at any hour of the night and morning. Mr. McMAHON chiefly devotes his attention to the First Ward, but will attend to any order throughout the city. A slate hangs in the Weber House where orders may be left, and to which punctual attention will be paid.

FINE BULL - The fine bull, Master Buttercup, has been purchased by M.J. DOOLY, Esq., of this city. The animal was brought here yesterday morning and taken out to Mr. DOOLY's ranch, on the Lower Sacramento road. This superior bull was purchased by Captain Joseph A. MAYHEW, of Alameda county, in 1859, when he was 6 months old, from Thomas HERD, New York, and was sold by Captain MAYHEW, with his ranch and herd, to FORBES & THOMPSON. Buttercup has been awarded the 1st premiums at Sacramento City, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, the only places where he has been exhibited. For the pedigree of this noble animal, see the American Herd Book. It speaks well for the stock of which this animal comes; that 3 of his brothers have been purchased by English capitalists at prices ranging from $3000 to $5000 and taken back to England.

>>THURSDAY, 14 JULY 1864<<

MARRIED - in San Francisco, July 7th, by Rev. J.D. BLAIN; A.A. STICKNEY, of Sacramento, to Mrs. Belle ROSS, of Stockton.

MARRIED - at VAN GLAN's Ranch, July 12th, by Rev. H. BRUECK; B. BOESCHEN to Miss C. NEUMUELLER.

DIED - in this city, July 13th, Willie, infant son of Joseph F., and Althea LAMDIN, aged 8 months, 13 days. [>Napa and San Francisco papers please copy.]

FOUND DEAD - A shepherd employed by Harry FISK to herd sheep near Corral Hollow was recently found dead, supposed to have bled to death. He was found in a sitting posture, with his head leaning on his elbow as if asleep, with a deep gash cut in one of his feet. The man's name we did not learn; but he is said to have been a brother-in-law of James LAWSON, who formerly kept a store in this city.

RETURNED FROM BOISE - C. RALPH, Martin CAHILL, John GIN, John NOLAN, Patrick TYE and about 30 others, of this county, returned a few days ago from Boise river mines. They report that emigration from that country will continue, as all that are able to leave are making tracks for California as fast as they can. They have, by stern experience, discovered that "all is not gold that glitters." They state that the mines were always a day's march ahead of them; but by marching far without finding them, they concluded to return to San Joaquin.

>>FRIDAY, 15 JULY 1864<<

PATRIOTIC BOY - The lad who represented Washington on the 4th of July is named John TAYLOR and is an adopted son of C.F. WURSTER, proprietor of the St. Charles Hotel. The dress he wore on that occasion represents that worn by the Father of his Country during the Revolutionary War, was made, at considerable cost, by H.H. ZERAUSEN. The lapels and skirts of the coat are trimmed with a fine quality of yellow leather and the breeches were made of the same material. The boy is quite an enthusiast and means to retain the dress to look at in his advanced years as a relic of his youth.

>>SATURDAY, 16 JULY 1864<<

BIRTH - in Copperopolis, on the 14th inst., to the wife of Mr. BERRY, of a daughter.

DIED - at Major RANEY's Ranch, Mariposa road, San Joaquin county, July 15th, Jabez DAGGET, of Stockton. [The funeral will take place from his late residence on El Dorado street, between Church and Sonora, on Saturday, July 16th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend.]

EXCITING TRIAL - Yesterday almost the entire day was occupied in the trial of Officer McMAHON, on a charge of assault and battery, preferred against him by John NOLAN. The case was tried before Justice Baldwin by a jury, who rendered a verdict of guilty, and recommended him to the mercy of the Court. He was ordered to appear at 11 o'clock this morning for sentence.


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