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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: July 18-23, 1864

Date: July 1864

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

>>MONDAY, 18 JULY 1864<<

FATAL ACCIDENT - As one of Major WARREN's teams (heavily loaded) was going to the Pine Tree mines, Mariposa county, on the morning of July 13th, the tender wagon was upset, crushing a man so badly, that he died within an hour. The man was a stranger in the county, and was on his way to the mines, looking for a job. His name was JINKENS, about 30 years of age, auburn hair, red whiskers, sandy complexion, high check bones, light gray eyes; wore canvas pants, and gray overshirt.

NEARLY in RUNNING ORDER - Mr. Thomas McCARTY, from Copperopolis, who has been spending a couple of days in our city, says that the new engine recently manufactured at the Globe Foundry for the Union Copper Mine will soon be in running order. The Union Company prize the engine very highly as a superior piece of mechanism, and as soon as it is fairly at work will give zest to the working of the mine.

AN OLD CALIFORNIAN named William SULLIVAN was instantly killed at Boise City on the 10th inst., by the accidental discharge of a revolver.

TREASON - Albert THOMPSON has been arrested and held by the civil authorities of Santa Clara county on a charge of treason, in this, that he tore down and tore up an American flag, at the same time hurling all manner of vile epithets at the same, and also shouting for King Jeff, and the bogus Confederacy. Albert also shot at a man who attempted to protect the flag. He ought to be made to stretch hemp on a very high gallows; but then 1 seceesh sympathizer on the jury will be enough to get him clear.

>>TUESDAY, 19 JULY 1864<<

ARREST of a ROBBER - A Mexican named Ramon RICE, arrested in this city for robbing a teamster named Wyatt CARTER, in Calaveras county, June 4th, had a hearing yesterday before Judge Baldwin and was held for trial. He will be sent to Calaveras county.

ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Notice is hereby given that an election will be held on the 1st Saturday in August at the School House in Alpine District, San Joaquin county, when the question will be submitted whether a tax will be levied sufficient to raise the sum of $100 for school purposes.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY - The Calaveras 'Chronicle' of Saturday says: Joseph MITCHELL, a teamster of Mr. A. BLOSSOM, was stopped on the Stockton road a short distance this side of Cady's, on the 13th inst., by 2 Mexicans and robbed of $5.50, all the money he had. They overhauled his load and took several pair of men's shoes from a case and vamoosed. They had a few minutes before attacked a teamster at the same place, who jumped on his wagon and whipped up his team and escaped from them down the hill.

PERSONAL - Robert J. HENDERSON, Esq., aged 32 years, deputy Secretary of State, died on typhoid fever at Sacramento, at 12m., on Saturday last. Deceased was a native of Dunshaughlin, Ireland, whence he emigrated to New Jersey in 1851, and thence to this State in 1854, taking up a permanent residence in El Dorado, which county he represented in the Assembly in 1861. Those who have known him best love him most. With a well cultivated mind he united a warm and generous nature and strict principles of integrity. He leaves not a relative in America, but many hundreds of loving friends, some of whom faithfully watched over him in his last illness and softened the bed of death. He was buried July 17th, in the Legislative Cemetery near the Capital, the funeral being largely attended. Should this notice ever reach any of Mr. HENDERSON's relatives or friends in his native land, it will be some consolation for their loss to know that in his whole illness he had the constant attention of devoted friends, and all that the best medical skill of Sacramento could contribute toward his recovery.

>>WEDNESDAY, 20 JULY 1864<<

BIRTH - in this city, July 19th, to the wife of Eli AMSBAUGH, of a daughter.

BIRTH - at Upper Calaveritas, July 8th, to the wife of L. JACOBSON, of a son.

BIRTH - at Upper Calaveritas, July 8th, to the wife of J.A. FOSTER, of a daughter.

BIRTH - in Mariposa, July 9th, to the wife of Mr. Richard FOLSEY, of a daughter.

BIRTH - in Princeton, July 13th, to the wife of Mr. Frank POTHAST, of a son.

DIED - in Sacramento, July 16th, of typhoid fever, Robert HENDERSON, Deputy Secretary of State, aged 32 years, a native of Dunshaughlin, Ireland. [see previous issue]

DIED - in Coulterville, June 25th, infant child of Mr.&Mrs. G. PENDOLA.

BURGLARY - On Friday morning about daybreak, Marshal TABER, in passing along Centre street, found the door of HYER's barber shop, near this office, wide open. He entered for inspection of the premises, suspecting that something might be wrong, and found a lot of shirts, clothing, etc., scattered over the floor. The proprietor was informed and it was soon concluded that some one had robbed the premises. On further investigation HYER found himself minus a $35 coat, $12 pair of breeches, a box containing a deed to some property, a $100 promissory note, some silver spoons and 2 photographs. On Monday evening Charles BLAKE by accident discovered the missing box concealed under the San Joaquin street bridge. Upon opening the same and seeing its contents, he carried it over to Marshal TABER's, who found it to contain the missing deed, note, spoons and photographs taken from HYER's. The coat and pants have not yet turned up.

PAINFUL ACCIDENT - A man named John JOHNSON, a ship carpenter, whilst engaged on the lower works of the new steamer now building on Lindsey Point, was struck upon the top of his head yesterday by a large sledge-hammer which accidentally fell from the upper part of the boat. The blow cut his scalp open to the skull for several inches. Dr. SHURTLEFF dressed and sewed up the wound and he is now doing very well.

The Cornelia yesterday morning landed a new sail boat in the slough. She is called the "Nellie, is about the size and build of the "Laura," was put up at San Francisco, for Joseph MEADER of this city, and is expected to be fast. Sail boats are becoming quite numerous on the slough and afford about the most pleasant amusement of the Stocktonians in this hot weather.

WHAT a SAN JOAQUIN SOLDIER Says of GRANT'S Army - L.A. MANCHESTER, formerly of French Camp, in this county, now an officer in TAYLOR's division (cavalry) of the 22d Army Corps, on the Potomac, writes to his friend, Assemblyman ALLEN, under date of June 23d, some interesting matters connected with GRANT's army.

He says the blows inflicted on the rebel army by GRANT for the 30 preceding days were fearful, and that the universal conviction of the army is that the rebellion cannot survive the present summer and autumn. GRANT, he says, is a favorite with all - officers and men reposing in his earnestness, courage and ability, the utmost confidence. Given the men needful for so great an enterprise, they have not a doubt that he will take Richmond and destroy LEE and his army. To use his own language, "GRANT knows all about fighting; give him any number of men in his army and he will manage to fight them all; *he piles them in,* (as he says himself) whenever he means to hold any important point."

Mr. MANCHESTER avers that LINCOLN is omnipotent with the soldiers. They are almost to a man in favor of his re-election to the Presidency, and this is because they think he has done well in the past, considering the obstacles which he had to overcome.

We quote from this soldier's letter, as to camp life and duty on the Potomac. He says: "Our business is on post and picket duty; chasing after horse thieves and bushwhackers, nipping blockade runners and deserters, and picking up all sorts of refugees of all colors. We are scattered all over the country in small squads, some times mounted, at other times afoot, sometimes in rebel gray and again in Uncle Sam's blue. This is what you may call the true Cossack life. We live on beans, fresh beef, butter, eggs, *wild cherries,* coffee and tea. For amusement, in day time we sometimes go on a scout and raise the d---l with some old reb.'s butter establishment. There is no fooling out here; when an alarm is given, hight or day, we do not stop to see whether it is true or not, but fall right into line at the bugle's sound. Five minutes too late would lose the camp, should it prove to be rebels.

Three of our boys have just been discharged for disability - 2 of them caused by pistol shots and the other by dislocation of the knee joint. One of them, Oscar BURNAP, was shot after he had given up his arms, last winter while on picket duty near Vienna. The shot passed through his lungs, leaving him a broken down man for life. R.T. BRICKLEY was shot through the hand by accident. S.W. SHAW had his knee dislocated while on picket duty."

Of the cruel treatment our prisoners experience at the hands of the Richmond authorities the reader may judge from the pictures which accompany the report upon the Fort Pillow Massacre and upon rebel treatment of prisoners generally should they ever see that document with the photographs of some of the poor starved victims which accompany it. These photographs it appears have very properly been distributed through the army, and it is to them which Mr. MANCHESTER alludes in the following lines:

"You ask for my picture. I will sent it; but cannot imagine what you want with it unless it be to frighten rats and squirrels, or to go into the vinegar business. I send you some other pictures of a different sort. From a gland at them you can see the cause of the sour looks of your humble servant. They are only 4 out of some 1000. One of our poor fellows now in camp came back to us in the same condition - his hip bones and shoulder blades worn through the skin when he reached Annapolis. His name is Wm. MORRIS, of Trinity county, Cal. Thos. J. COLBY died soon after he was landed. When the rebels captured him at Ashby's Gap, July 12th, 1863, he weighed 174 pounds; when he died his weight was 108! Starved to death. Mr. MORRIS says he saw H. VENNUM, of Company F, while on Belle Island, pick up old bones, set down, scrape them and eat the scrapings. Others pound up old bones with a hammer and eat them. VENNUM starved to death on Belle Island. Oscar BLANCHARD, of Co. E, starved to death in the same place.

I could write more on this subject, but I will not. It is too horrible to put upon paper. I send you 4 photographs. Show them to all the Copperheads in the county and then leave them at the 'Independent' office [we have them] so that the whole public can see. If after this they can vote the Copperhead ticket, nothing under Heaven would reform them."

VINCE GEIGER - This person, who it will be remembered killed a man at Red Bluff last summer, and afterward got out of reach of justice, has recently turned up in Victoria. It appears that during most of the time since the killing of his man, GEIGER has been living quietly on a ranch in the same county, unmolested by officers.

A STOCKTONIAN - GOLDMAN, one of the firm of furniture and crockery merchants who last Wednesday were burnt out in Virginia City, losing $30,000 by the fire, was formerly a merchant in Stockton. His tock of goods in Virginia was insured, says the 'Enterprise,' to the amount of $65,000, in some 5 or 6 different offices.

>>THURSDAY, 21 JULY 1864<<

MAGNIFICENT GRAPES - Monsieur DERQUE, of the Napolean Garden, down the slough half a mile below Rough and Ready ranch, yesterday exhibited some bunches of a variety of grapes resembling the Malaga, and fully ripe, which were the most beautiful and perfect in all respects of anything in the grape line which we have seen this year. He has a fine vineyard, which will soon be very profitable.

AWAY to EUROPE - Peter ROTHENBUSH, brewer, who for some years has been doing business in his line in this city, left on the steamer yesterday evening, with his wife and child on a trip to his old home in Germany. He purposes returning after an absence of 6 or 8 months, during which time he will visit Paris, Italy and England, as well as his fatherland.

PEACHES - The finest specimens of peaches which have yet made their appearance this season were brought into the city yesterday by Mr. STARKWEATHER, of the Calaveras. They were of the Early Crawford variety, and for the half bushel left at this office, the printers return thanks. This fruit was matured without irrigation.

RECOVERING - William WINSLOW, the man recently hurt in the mountains by a grizzly bear, is said to be rapidly recovering. Mr. W has many friends in this city who are solicitous for his restoration to his wonted health.

PROBATE - Estate of T.M. KENDALL, deceased; notice ordered for hearing application for letters of administration.

CAPTURED - Edward BRANDON, of Placerville, who had a double-barreled shot gun stolen lately from his saloon, went on horse-back in pursuit of the robber, who, in a thick piece of woods, presented the gun at him and made him deliver up his horse and revolver.

NOTABLE DEATH - James COLLINS, of Nevada, Brigadier-General of the 4th Brigade California Militia, died suddenly at Nevada on the night of the 18th instant. He was a man of much worth, and will be greatly missed.

>>FRIDAY, 22 JULY 1864<<

ARRESTED - Constable Horn arrested Robert VANCE yesterday at Lockeford. He is charged with threatening to shoot H.H. THURSTON and will be examined before Justice Baldwin today.

CALIFORNIAN COMMISSIONED - We understand that George W. SICKLES, lately a mining superintendent in Washoe and more recently from Arizona, has been offered a commission as Lieutenant Colonel in a New York Regiment and leaves for the East on the steamer of the 23d instant. He is an old Californian and, we believe, a relative of Gen. Daniel E. SICKLES.

MUSIC! MUSIC! For Balls and Parties. BROWNING & Son respectfully announce to the citizens of Stockton and vicinity that they will be pleased to furnish from 2 to 6 pieces of music for dancing and other occasions at a very reasonable rate. Please inquire at Adam V. SNYDER's Saloon, opposite the Steamboat Landing, or address Lock Box 53, Stockton Postoffice. All communications promptly attended to. Also Martial Music for Parades and other occasions, consisting of 4 pieces:
Snare drum, Wm. BROWNING
Bass drum, John HEWEY
Cimbals, Dan. LOWER
And will be known as the Weber Martial Band.

SOMETHING NEW. J.A. BROWNING, Paper Cutter and Decorator of Halls, Saloons and Dining Rooms. Specimens of our handiwork may be seen at A.V. SNYDER's Bowling Saloon, opposite the Steamboat Landing and at HAMPTON's Ladies and Gentlemen's Ice Cream Saloon, next door to MEADER's Banking House. Orders left at either Mr. SNYDER's or Mr. HAMPTON's for Decorations will be promptly attended to.

FATAL ACCIDENT - A man named Bernhard RUTHWIG was found dead near the Prairie Store, Yolo county, July 9th, having accidentally shot himself while in the act of taking a gun from a wagon. Deceased was a native of Peru and 41 years of age.

>>SATURDAY, 23 JULY 1864<<

MARRIED - in San Francisco, July 21st, by the Rev. J.D. BLAIR; S.A. SANDERSON to Lucie A. FOSTER, both of San Francisco.

JUSTICE BALDWIN'S COURT - The case of Robert VANCE, charged with threatening to shoot H.H. THURSTON lately, near Lockeford, came up for examination yesterday before Justice Baldwin, but was dismissed on motion of Judge BUDD, the prosecuting attorney in the case.

MATRIMONIA on the TAPIS - Rumor has it that one of our city officials is to commit matrimony with a fair lady of the municipality tomorrow. The happy event, it is said, will come off in Dr. HAPPERSETT's church immediately after the morning service. [see 25 July issue]

A FIGHTING FAMILY DIVIDED - We clip the following item of news from the local column of the Sacramento 'Union.' It painfully illustrates one of the worst features of this war - the division of families upon politics, but it is to be hoped that good may come out of evil, and that from these very divisions of families, in the final adjustment of the controversy, the ancient harmony and brotherly feeling may be restored:

Lewis SANDERS, Jr., has recently returned to Sacramento, after an absence of a year or 2. He has the credit - and we presume deservedly - of having served along with his brother Edward in the Confederate army during his absence. The 2 brothers left Sacramento together for that purpose, according to common report. Under existing circumstances we think he should seek an early opportunity to convince the community that he does not hold a Captain's commission, a la Captain INGRAHAM, from Jeff. Davis, authorizing him to draw at sight on Wells, Fargo & Co. for 1 day's shipment of bullion, provided the draft is made at midnight and is backed up by 5 or 6 double-barreled guns. It is possible, however, that SANDERS may not in reality have been in the service of the Confederacy, or if so, that he may be among us under a flag of truce to spend a short time with his father, an old resident of this city, whose health is seriously impaired. It is not improper, in this connection to recur to the fact that General William SANDERS, a brother of the subject of this item, fell mortally wounded some 7 or 8 months ago near Knoxville, Tennessee, fighting gloriously [rest cut off]

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