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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
Contributed by deesar

Description: April 27-30, 1868

Date: April 1868

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 27 APR 1868<<

BIRTH – in Sacramento, April 22d, to the wife of James L. GERRISH, of a son.

BIRTH – in Mariposa, April 20th, to the wife of A.H. WASHBURN, of a daughter.

BIRTH – on Sherlock's Creek, April 21st, two Lewis WESTON, of a daughter.

BIRTH – in Bear Valley, April 14th, to the wife of Thomas CORCKERY, of a daughter.

MARRIED – at Hornitos, April 22d, by S.W. CARR, J.P.; Mr. William ARTHUR to Miss Mary SCROGGINS.

INSANE WOMAN – On Saturday evening last, officer KERR arrested an insane Mexican woman named Mary MARINO, near the toll house on the French Camp road. She was taken to prison and shortly afterward examined by Drs. STOCKTON and CLARK, before the County Judge, pronounced insane and committed to the State Insane Asylum. The cause of her insanity is supposed to be the loss of property. Officer Kerr took her to the Insane Asylum yesterday.

DEDICATION of a NEW SCHOOL HOUSE – Rev. Mr. TAPPAN, Pastor of the colored church in this city, hands us the following:
Editors 'Independent:' The new school house for the colored children of Stockton will be opened on Monday, April 27th, with appropriate dedicatory exercises, at 1 o'clock p.m. We respectfully invite you to be present on the occasion. In behalf of the colored citizens of Stockton.
Yours, very respectfully,

I.O.G.T. – On Saturday evening last Crystal Encampment, No. 12, Champions of the Red Cross, was organized at Linden by Mr. CROWHURST, Deputy Grand Eminent Commander. The following named persons are the officers, elected to serve for the present term:
Miss ELIOT, M.C.
J.M. JONES, Chaplain

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Apr. 26 – The body of the drowned man found near Fort Point yesterday has been identified as that of D.H. POOLE, who committed suicide April 13th, by jumping into the bay from Pacific street wharf.

>>TUESDAY, 28 APR 1868<<

BIRTH – in this city, April 27th, to the wife of C. ROTHENBUSH, of a daughter.

BIRTH – in Chinese Camp, April 21st, to the wife of T. McADAMS, of a son.

DEATH – at Soulsbyville, April 22d, James NICHOLS, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 29 years.

DEATH – at Sonora, April 16th, C. NEISE, a native of Germany, aged 50 years.

DEATH – in Calaveras county, April 19th, William WEBSTER, aged 41 years.

DEATH – at Camanche, April 7th, Isaac HANSON, aged 40 years.

DEATH – at Camanche, April 20th, Capt. Samuel W. QUAY, aged 58 years.

DEATH – at Angels, April 20th, Michael HERNON, a native of Ireland, aged 26 years.

COLORED SCHOOL HOUSE DEDICATION – Yesterday the new school house, erected by order of the Board of Education for the special use of the colored citizens, was dedicated. There were present a large number of ladies and gentlemen, among whom were the Board of Education, Major ORR, Messrs. BELDING and DORRANCE, Revs. Messrs. J.H. GILES, J.H. MADDUX, E.S. TAPPEN, S.B. SERRINGTON and S.E. READ. About 2 o'clock p.m. the house was called to order by the teacher, J.B. SANDERSON. A.B. BROWN was appointed Chairman and J.H. JONES, Secretary. The teacher, after a few appropriate remarks, presented the programme of exercises, commencing with prayer, by Rev. S.E. READ. The following gentlemen addressed those present: Mayor ORR, Mr. DORRANCE, Revs. MADDUX, GILES, READ, TAPPEN, SERRINGTON and Mr. RIX. During the intermission between speeches the children gave some fine recitations and selections, which were received with satisfaction. The following resolution, presented by Rev. S.E. READ, was accepted: "Resolved, That we, the colored citizens of Stockton, tender our united thanks to the Honorable Board of Education; also to Captain WEBER, for the warm-hearted liberality and deep interest manifested by them in the erection and appropriation of this building for the education of our young." The exercises were closed in participating in a delicious refreshment prepared by the ladies for the occasion, and a vote of thanks to the ministers and citizens for their kind attention.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 27 – Wen WOODS, a returned volunteer, was drowned in Napa creek on Saturday night.

KILLED – In Sacramento, on the 24th inst., Patrick HAM, the owner and driver of a water cart, was run over and killed while driving along the street. His horse was frightened by a kite which 2 or 3 boys were flying. HAM was thrown to the ground and one of the wheels passed over his body, crushing him badly. He died half an hour afterward.

>>WEDNESDAY, 29 APR 1868<<

MARRIED – in this city, April 28th, by Rev. J.H. MADDUX; Alden SPOONER, of San Francisco, to Miss Seppie WILLIAMS, of San Joaquin county.

MARRIED – in this city, April 28th, by Rev. J. Henry GILES; Mr. Nathaniel MILLARD to Miss Mary E. FOSTER.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Apr. 28 – An old man named Patrick MORAN was run over by a truck yesterday. The wheels passed over his chest and head, mangling and crushing him so terribly that his life was despaired of. At last accounts he was very low and suffering terribly.

SAD ACCIDENT – Woman and Child Probably Drowned – Columbia, April 28 – A sad accident happened this morning at Abby's Ferry, on the Stanislaus river. The horses attached to a buggy in which a Mrs. SCOTT and child were seated got frightened while crossing the river and backed off the boat. The lady and child as well as the team were carried down stream and have not been seen since, and no doubt all perished.

SUICIDE – The San Jose 'Patriot' of April 23d says: A young man, named Albert N. STRATTON, died in this city on Thursday morning from the effects of a poisonous dose of opium, taken on Tuesday night, for the purpose of self-destruction. He penciled the following words upon the margin of a newspaper found in his room at the Continental Hotel, where he came on Tuesday evening, and registered his name as A.S. MASON:

"Albert N. STRATTON is my name. Inquire of A.L. BREWER, of San Mateo. God bless my parents and brothers – good bye. I am not worthy to be their son."

On the bottom margin of the paper was written these words: "Rev. R.B. STRATTON, Worcester, Massachusetts." STRATTON was about 22 year of age and a son of a clergyman of the Methodist denomination, who officiated in Santa Clara some 10 years sine. His father will be remembered as the author of the narrative of the captivity of the OATMAN girls.

DEATH of L.S. BOWERS – The Virginia 'Enterprise' of the 22d instant has the following obituary of Mr. BOWERS:

Yesterday morning the sad news of the death of Lemuel Sanford BOWERS reached this city. He died about 1 o'clock yesterday morning, at his residence in Gold Hill. By his death the State has lost a good and useful citizen and the workingmen of this country a true and sympathizing friend. Sandy BOWERS, as he was familiarly called, was a native of Missouri, and came to this coast in 1856. Being in this vicinity at the time the great Comstock silver lode was discovered, he acquired some very valuable interests in that portion of the vein passing through Gold Hill, and soon became one of the wealthiest men in the State. Upon a farm owned by him, on the west side of Washoe Lake, he erected a magnificent stolen mansion, which he furnished in a most sumptuous style and about which he laid out beautiful grounds. Upon his mansion and grounds he expended some $250,000, and when remonstrated with by a friend for expending so much upon a residence in such a wild country as this, he simply replied that he had made his money in this country and that he intended to spend it here where he expected to spend his days. He was still in the prime of life at the time of his death, being but 35 years of age, and there seemed before him, but a short time since, many long years of usefulness. For some time previous to his death he had been troubled with a complaint of the lungs, and last week inflammation set in, and speedily hurried him away from this life.

>>THURSDAY, 30 APR 1868<<

GONE EAST – Scarcely a day passes but some resident of this city leaves on a visit to the Atlantic States. Mrs. George WEST left on Tuesday on a visit to Massachusetts and expects to be absent about 6 months.

CHILD DROWNED – Last Saturday afternoon, says the Sonora 'Democrat' of the 25th, a little son of Mr. ASHTON, who lives on the road between Jamestown and Rawhide ranch, fell into a ditch opposite his father's residence and was drowned.

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