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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: August 1-6, 1864

Date: August 1864

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

>>MONDAY, 1 AUG 1864<<
Vol. VII; Issue No. 1
George ARMOR, O.M. CLAYES; Publishers & Proprietors

MARRIED - at the residence of Andy KENNADY, San Joaquin county, by Dr. KIRKLAND; H.E. WRIGHT to Fanny KENNADY, both of San Joaquin. [The printers were the recipients, on the above occasion, of a bountiful supply of wine and cake. May peace and plenty be theirs.]

DIED - in San Francisco, July 20th, at the Russ House, Azubah, wife of P.S. FOGG, a native of the State of New York, aged 22 years, 2 months, 7 days.

FUNERAL YESTERDAY - The remains of Mrs. FOGG, a former resident of this city, who died in San Francisco on Friday last, were brought up on the steamer Paul Pry, yesterday morning, and taken to the residence of J.D. PETERS, Esq., whose wife is a sister to the deceased lady. At 2 o'clock p.m. the body was taken to the Presbyterian Church, where many assembled to hear a sermon befitting the occasion. The funeral procession then formed and moved to the Rural Cemetery, where the last rites were performed which Christianity demands from the living to the dead. The lady was highly respected in the community, and we sincerely sympathize with her husband and relatives in their bereavement.

KILLED - A man named Robert THOMPSON, while at work in the Empire copper mine, on the South Calaveras, on the 26th day of July. The light in the shaft went out and THOMPSON started up to get some matches, but when up about 60 feet he slipped and fell to the bottom, killing himself instantly.

PAINFUL ACCIDENT - While the workmen were engaged in hauling a train of 3 wagons loaded with gravel for the "dump" in a lot just east of the St. Charles Hotel, last Saturday evening about 6 o'clock, a little boy named COOPER, aged about 9 years, fell from the coupling pole on which he was riding, and sustained a severe injury. The wagon wheels, before the ponderous vehicle could be stopped, passed over his thigh as he lay on the ground, in a lengthwise direction, bruising the flesh terribly. Had the wheel gone across the thigh, in place of along it, the weight must have broken the bone, and very likely, killed the boy. As it is, the greatest care alone will prevent paralysis of the limb. The little sufferer is said to have borne the injury with a fortitude uncommon in one so young and we trust he may speedily recover the use of his leg.

EMIGRANT TRAIN - The train of KNOX & Co. arrived in this city on Saturday morning from Columbus, Ohio, via Omaha, from which latter place they came to Stockton in 73 days. They crossed the Sierras by the Big Tree road, and left 30 head of fine horses and 3 fine jacks on the other side of the mountains, but brought along 1 large mule ancestor with ears long enough for oars to pull a boat with. Their destination is Alameda county.

ATTEMPT at SUICIDE - A Mrs. WILSON, whose residence is near the Sacramento road, attempted to commit suicide on Thursday evening of last week, but was saved by the timely interference of her neighbors who procured the assistance of Dr. SHURTLEFF. That gentleman, with a stomach pump, speedily relieved her of a dose of arsenic that, but for the timely assistance rendered, must have proved fatal. Domestic sorrow is the cause assigned for the rash act.

ORDERED EAST - Col. H.M. BLACK, of the 6th U.S. Infantry, regulars, has been ordered to report forthwith at West Point Military Academy.

>>TUESDAY, 2 AUG 1864<<

BIRTH - in Mariposa, July 23d, a son to the wife of Mr. P.K. WEBSTER.

MARRIED - in Columbia, July 24th, Mr. Peter TRAUB to Miss Lena FISHER.

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

LUNATIC DEAD - On Sunday, July 23d, we were a passenger from Sacramento to this city on the stage. The only female passenger was an aged woman named Mary LYNCH, who looked to be a more proper subject for a hospital than a lunatic asylum. She had a high fever, was dreadfully emaciated and so weak that she had to be carried into the Asylum by 2 of the servants at the Institution. The following day death put an end to her sufferings and she was buried. It now turns out that she leaves property in Sacramento worth $6000; and that she has relatives in that city who allowed the poor crazy creature to die in want of the comforts of life.

PROBATE COURT - The matter of the estate of T.M. KIMBALL, deceased, was before the Probate Court yesterday. The application of Newell A. KIMBALL, for letters of administration was granted upon his filing a bond in the sum of $4000. The court ordered that notice be given to the creditors of the estate, and that P.G. THORP, W. FOWLER and John ROBINSON be appointed appraisers of the property of deceased.

DIVORCE CASES - Judge CAVIS yesterday referred the [below] divorces to the Court Commissioner, to take testimony and report at this term of Court:
REDUILH vs. REDUILH
COOMBS vs. COOMBS
MAXSON vs. MAXSON
SHOEMAKE vs. SHOEMAKE

DISORDERLY - George FLEMING, a gentleman of Mozambique descent, about the color of the Paul Pry's smokestack, was arrested by the Chief of Police yesterday, on a charge of disorderly conduct, in going to the house of Nelson LAMSON and calling the wife of the latter some epithets not laid down in the vocabulary of Lord Chesterfield.

POLCE COURT - The only case tried yesterday was that of Josefina MARZETTA, a daughter of the Incas, who was charged with assault on another female mujera. The case was taken under advisement till this morning.

ADMITTED to CITIZENSHIP - Upon his own application, Matthew BERRY was yesterday admitted to citizenship by Judge Cavis in the 12th District Court.

SENTENCED to be HUNG - Ramon VELASQUEZ, the Mexican who was charged with robbing and murdering a Chinaman, near the Lacaree Ranch, a couple of months since, was found guilty of murder in the 1st degree, and was sentenced on Thursday last, by Judge Cavis, to be hung on the 23d day of September next.

FOUND AFTER 2 YEARS - The skeleton of a named GOULD, who was supposed to have been murdered near Yo Semite in the Spring of 1862, while on his way home from Aurora to Mariposa, has just been found and identified by the hair and other marks.

DIED FROM SUN STROKE - Charles THOMPSON, a farmer who resided about 3 miles from Jackson, died Thursday evening, July 28th, from the effects of sun stroke.

>>WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 1864<<

PAINFUL ACCIDENT - Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock as William SESSER, a farrier in the employ of Frank DAKE, blacksmith on Main street above American, was about to commence shoeing a horse, the animal stamped upon his right foot, completely severing a portion of the great toe. The wounded man suffered most intense pain, but bore it bravely. Dr. SHURTLEFF being called in, rendered prompt medical aid, and SESSER is doing as well as could be desired. The great danger is, however, of his taking cold in the foot, which would produce lockjaw, consequently he cannot be too careful of the injured limb.

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FIREMEN'S ELECTION - The firemen held their meetings last night and elected their respective officers for the ensuing year, as follows:

**Weber, No.1 -
L.E. YATES, Foreman
T.S. THRESHER, 1st Assistant
Geo. KROH, 2nd Assistant
D.A. MEADER, Secretary
L.E. YATES, Treasurer
L.E. YATES, A.H. THRESHER, H. TARBOX and G. SCHNEIDER, Delegates

**Eureka, No. 2 -
T.W. NEWLL, President
T. CUNNINGHAM, Foreman
Samuel E. ELLIOTT, 1st Assistant
Chas. S. JENKINS, 2nd Assistant
J.W. SCOTT, Recording Secretary
J.O. GAGE, Treasurer
W.S. McLELLAN, Financial Secretary
Smith WHITING, W.F. FREEMAN and R.B. LANE, Trustees
T. CUNNINGHAM, J.W. SCOTT, W.S. McLELLAN and John SHEA, Delegates
J.W. BORWN, Librarian
L. FLETCHER, Steward

**San Joaquin, No. 3 -
Fred YOST, Foreman
Wm. RAAB, 1st Assistant
John SCHREIBER, 2nd Assistant
A. DOHRMAN, Secretary
F. WENDEROTH, Treasurer
F. YOST, J.F. ADAMS, Wm. RAAB and Philip NEISTRATH, Delegates
N.C. HILCKE, A.F. ROST and Philip ROHRBACHER
L. SMITH, Steward

**Protection Hook and Ladder Company -
J.L. WOODMAN, Foreman
S. HEWLETT, 1st Assistant
J.E.G. BIGGER, 2nd Assistant
B. GALLUP, Secretary
L. HOWARD, Treasurer
J.E.G. BIGGER, Steward
M. SEVERY, S. NEWELL and H.S. SARGENT, Trustees
B. GALLUP, J.E.G. BIGGER, J.H. BARNEY and H.T. DORRANCE, Delegates

>>THURSDAY, 4 AUG 1864<<

BIRTH - at Woodbridge, July 31st, to the wife of J. LEVINSKY, of a son.

DIED - in San Joaquin county, July 25th, Elections Newton JONES, in the 18th year of his age. [He died with a joyful hope of Heaven, through the merits of the Redeemer. Remember his dying words: "I want my friends to prepare and meet me in Heaven."] [The funeral services will be held at the residence of John W. JONES, on the French Camp road, the last Sabbath in August.]

INCENDIARISM - About 1 o'clock yesterday morning an old empty building corner of American and Chanel streets, was discovered to be on fire, which was extinguished by Michael STOLL before the fire department arrived on the ground. A half-hour later the same building was discovered to be on fire again and this time was extinguished by N.C. CULVER. The weatherboards of the building were saturated with kerosene oil, evidently sprinkled from a bottle, and a number of pine sticks soaked with the same fluid, were piled up at the side of the house and had been there set on fire.

A REFUGEE FROM TEXAS - Reese River 'Reveille' - John RUDER, an old man of 60 years, and a Union refugee from Texas, passed through here [Reese River] on the 21st instant for California. Mr. R. was compelled to leave there or fight for the rebels. Rather than raise his hand against our glorious Government he was willing to go anywhere. He went to New Orleans, where General BANKS gave him a pass through the Union lines. He came from the Missouri river through by himself in a wagon. Such is the firmness and determination of Americans.

MILITARY ELECTION - In conformity with an order issued by Brigadier-General DOBBIE, commanding the 3rd Brigade, C.M., the Union Guard of Stockton, Capt. L.E. LYON, will hold their annual meeting for election of officers tonight at their armory on Weber Avenue. Major G.R. CHOATE is the Inspector of the election.

NATIONAL FAST DAY
Stockton, Aug. 2, 1864
We, the undersigned, hereby agree to close our place of business at 10 o'clock a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4th, in compliance with the Proclamation of the President, appointing said day as a day of fasting and prayer for the Nation:
SPERRY & Co.
SIMPSON & GRAY
LIPPINCOTT & BELDING
C.T. MEADER & Co.
Geo. NATT
E.L. HOUCHE
Jacob UNDERHILL & Co.
WEBSTER Bros.
Geo. VINCENT
E.I. KEEP
Wm. M. BAGGS
PETERS & JACKSON
STOCKWELL & MOSELEY
A.S. CHASE
HALE & NEWELL
L.L. HOWLAND
M. POIPON
R. KULMAN
L. WOOLFE
MARKS & Co.
Timothy PAIGE
Chas. HAAS
OWENS, MOORE & COGHILL
P. LERTORA
F. SEILNACHT
NASH & FOGG
Mrs. JOHNSON
Sidney NEWELL
HENDERSON & BELDING
C. KUENNECKE
R.B. LANE
DOHRMANN & SMALLFIELD
Lewis HANSEL
John DUCKER & Co.
FANNING & GAHAN
F. ROSEMAN
McSHANE & OULLAHAN
Charles JONES
N.C. HILKE
C.M. ECKSTROM
W.O. TRIPP
H.O. MATHEWS
J.P.D. WILKINS
Geo. E. CHILDS
R.B. PARKER & Co.
Thos. H. SELBY & Co., per Austin
G.S. LADD
C.J. NEWCOMB & Co.
M.&J. STAMPER
JONES & HEWLETT
H.S. SARGENT
M.L. BIRD
BAKER & HAMILTON
DYER, BADGER & ROKOHL
Wm. H. PETTIS
H. LIEGINGER
J.L. WOODMAN
M.L. ABRAMSKY
Geo. H. SANDERSON
L. HOWARD
B.&A. FRANKENHEIMER
GRAY & HICKMAN
L.M. HICKMAN
P. BRIDGES
J. PIERCE
MILLS & DOLL
Wm. FOGARTY & Co.
Jas. GALLAGHER
Thos. CUNNINGHAM
Peter MENGEL
E. SIMON
Wm. KIERSKI & Bro.

AN INTERSTING INCIDENT - On last Sabbath afternoon, July 31st, the sacrament of baptism was administered upon the stump of one of the trees of the Mammoth Grove in Calaveras county. Among the visitors at this interesting place at the time were 2 Presbyterian clergymen, one from San Francisco and the other from Stockton, who officiated on the occasion. The proprietor, with his estimable wife, presented their infant and only child, which, in the name of the Triune God and by the form generally used in the Presbyterian Church, received the name of George Sperry GRAHAM…

>>SATURDAY, 6 AUG 1864<<

A MYSTERY - About 10 days ago, Theodore WALKERMAN, a vaquero employed by Captain SWEENY in herding cattle on Bradley's Island, a short distance above Antioch, on the San Joaquin river, found that his stock of provisions was running short. He went down to the beach to hail an upward bound vessel that was passing the island and, climbing a tree, waved his handkerchief, but in vain. As he was descending the tree, dispirited and uneasy, he noticed an old pair of pantaloons hanging on one of the lower limbs, and on reaching the ground an old buckskin purse lay beneath the tree. The purse was very much rotted by the action of the weather, as were the pantaloons which had evidently contained it. Gold and silver coins were scattered on the ground and WALKERMAN picked up $37, of which there were 2 $5 pieces and the balance silver. Amazed at this sudden windfall, the vaquero walked on a few paces when he shrank back sickened and appalled at the sight of a human skeleton, the fleshless bones and shining skull whitening in the noon day sun. Who can tell but that some fearful tragedy, either a suicide or murder, has been enacted on that lonely swamp island? Or if a fate more awful could be imagined, had the unfortunate creature been abandoned on that water-bound tomb to perish from starvation? The mystery is a painful one, and all the more so from the gloomy uncertainty in which the real fate of the wretched man must forever be shrouded.

MILITARY ELECTION - The Union Guard held their annual election Thursday night, agreeably to the orders of Gen. DOBBIE, Major G.R. CHOATE acting as inspector, the result of which are as follows:
Captain, L.E. LYON (re-elected)
1st Lieutenant, L.H. BLAISDELL
2nd Lieutenant, I. ROLF
Brevet 2nd Lieutenant, W.E. GREEN
First Sergeant, J. BADGER
2nd Sergeant, C. JOHNSON
3rd Sergeant, G.S. PERRY
4th, Sergeant, C.E. PINKHAM
5th Sergeant, J.W. SCOTT
1st Corporal, L. FLETCHER
2d Corporal, E. DELANO
3d Corporal, F. KNOWLES
4th Corporal, J.W. BROWN
Armorer, I. ROLF
Recording Secretary, L.H. BLAISDELL
Financial Secretary, J.W. BROWN
Treasurer, W.H. COBB


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