Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: June 22-30, 1868

Date: June 1868

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 22 JUN 1868<<

DEATH – in this city, June 21, Henrietta, daughter of Henry A. and Ellen NELSON, aged 2 years, 8 months, 14 days. [The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock a.m., today, (Monday), from the residence of the parents.]

PLEADED GUILTY – Rachel SCHULTZ, on Saturday last, pleaded guilty before Justice Brush, to a charge of petit larceny in stealing 2 hats and a roll of calico, valued at $8, from the store of Shippee, McKee & Co. The charge to which she pleaded guilty was the same on which she was lately tried, and on which the jury failed to agree. She was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and to the term of 40 days in the county jail.

WOODBRIDGE – The 'Messenger' of Saturday last – Washington CUMMINGS, living near Woodbridge, while blackberry on last Saturday, was drowned in a slough between the Mokelumne river and Dry creek, while attempting to cross on horseback. The body was recovered in a short time, but all effort to resuscitate him proved fruitless. He leaves a wife and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely death.

DETAINED LETTERS – The following is a list of letters detained at the Postoffice in this city on account of the non-payment of postage. If the postage is not pre-paid before 10 days thereon, the letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington:
Hiram B. HIBBE, Virgin Bay, Nicaragua
G.M. SPENCER, Honolulu
Jno. BUNEY, Winamuc
Mister GASPERS
Newton STONE, New York
Mrs. Harriet CRABTREE, New Haven, Me
Mr. Isaac C. NULT, Minee, Cal.
Mrs. Nancy HENRY, Little Lake, Mendocino
James C. ALLEN, New Salem, New Hampton
Benito MADRIGALES, Cornchio Plornoras, Sonora
Frank WISE, Columbia
Mrs. Rev. L. SMITH, Honolulu
A. STEVENSON, Denver
James HENDERSON, Langworth
Mrs. Catherine ROGERS, Darr Town, Ohio
Hendrick BRESEE, Depegter, New York
E.S. KNOWLTON, Shady Grove

LOST – Between the village of Linden and corner of Main and Centre streets, Stockton, June 19th, a gold watch with a dark face and a representation of a town in the center; hair chain with a hook attached and a gold key. If found, leave with Owens & Moore.
M.A. GIBSON

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 21 – Yesterday afternoon the dead body of Emile FAGOT was found hanging to a tree in Laurel Hill Cemetery. He left letters stating that he been driven to suicide by poverty and misery.

>>TUESDAY, 23 JUN 1868<<

FOURTH of JULY COMMITTEE – This committee will hold an adjourned meeting at the Council Chamber this evening at 8 o'clock and every member is expected to be present to hear the report of other committees. The general committee consists of the following named gentlemen:
F. YOST
J. ADAMS
J.S. DAVIS
T. ECKSTROM
R.V. HANKS
W.S. McLELLAN
Captain L.W. ELLIOTT
E. BLOCK
J.P.D. WILKINS
L.E. LYON
T.K. HOOK
J.P. STOCKWELL
Captain R.S. JOHNSON
Lieutenant E. SCOTT
Chief Engineer SEILNACHT
And Assistants

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 22 – John W.A. GILMOUR, a prominent merchandise broker, died last night. He had $40,000 insurance on his life.

>>WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 1868<<

MARRIED – in Woodland, Yolo county, June 21st, Nelson B. SPERRY, of Stockton, to Lizzie J. CURRY, of Woodland.

GRAND JURORS – The following is a list of the names drawn from the jury-box to serve as Grand Jurors for the July term of the County Court:
H.L. LAMBERT
T.J. FARRIS
E.H. SANDERSON
S.S. SHAW
T.C. CHALONER
H.H. TILTON
Peter CLAPP
Thomas DRIVER
Zebulon SPRAGUE
H.O. SOUTHWORTH
William HART
M.V.B. PELTON
Addison CADY
M. STAMPER
D.W. HUTSON
H. LITTEBRANT
W.F. PRATHER
Joel CARD
A.T. SOLOMON
M. WALTHAL, Jr.
S.B. BOWEN
R.B. JOHNSON
Ephraim HATCH
John STARKWEATHER
Milton THOMAS
T.C. MALLON
W.S. STURGEON
B. OLSEN
William C. MILLER
Samuel SHACKFORD
The above named jurors are requested to appear at the Court House on the 6th day of July at 10 o'clock a.m.

TRIAL JURORS – The following is a list of the persons summoned to serve as trial jurors for the July term of the County Court:
Jas. J. EVANS
A.W. ROOT
Stephen STARBUCK
Wm. B. STAMPER
J.A. MITCHELL
Cutler SALMON
Wm. M. HUGHES
E.T. SNIDER
J.H. FARWELL
P.L. MEGERLE
David HARRISON
T.H. PAINE
J.E. CHITTENDEN
H.B. CHATFIELD
E.O. STONE
W. WEBSTER
A. GERTSMEYER
B.S. SAUNDERS
H.O. MATHEWS
S.W. BROILS
James WADSWORTH
E.H. ALLEN
Richard WHITMORE
Noah PIERPONT
The above named jurors are required to appear on July 14th at 10 o'clock a.m.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE – About 5 o'clock on Monday afternoon last, the dwelling house and furniture of James McDERMOTT, a farmer who resides on the north side of the Calaveras river, about 4 miles from this city, was destroyed by fire. We learn that the fire caught from a defective stovepipe. Mrs. McDERMOTT and children were alone, Mr. McD. having gone to the Atlantic States on business some time ago. The family lost every article of clothing not on their persons at the time of the fire. The dwelling was a frame house.

FOR THE EAST – D.S. ROSENBAUM, for a number of years a resident of this city, leaves today on a trip to New York; thence to Europe. He expects to leave San Francisco on the steamer of the 30th instant and proceed directly to New York, where he expects to purchase and ship to this city a large invoice of clothing and will then cross the Atlantic on a short visit to relatives in Europe and proposes to return to Stockton about February next. He has many friends here who wish him a pleasant journey.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 23 –
-The bodies found at Goat Island have been identified as those of Wm. BOMSTER, sailor, and James RILEY, shoe-maker.
-The rumor of the death of John MOWER, whose eyes were destroyed with vitriol, was incorrect. It was another individual of the same name.

>>THURSDAY, 25 JUN 1868<<

DEATH – near Lockeford, June 18th, Peter MOORE, aged about 62 years. [Deceased lived and died in peace. "The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance."]

MAN DROWNED in the STANISLAUS – About 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon last, Joseph ROSENTHAL, of Hornitos, was drowned in a side slough of the Stanislaus river, on the farm of Mr. ALLEN, about 2 miles above Durham's Ferry. It is supposed that while endeavoring to swim his horse across the slough, he fell from the animal's back and was drowned. Mr. MAGNER, of this city, started yesterday to bring the body to Stockton. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from Odd Fellows' Hall. His remains will be interred in the Hebrew Cemetery.

I.O.O.F. – Brothers of the Order of I.O.O.F. are requested to meet at the Odd Fellows' Hall at 3 o'clock p.m. today, June 25th, to attend the funeral of the late Brother Joseph ROSENTHAL of Willow Lodge, No. 121.
J.W. HART, N.G.
H.L. FARRINGTON, N.G.

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CORONER'S INQUEST – About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the body of a man was discovered floating in the slough a short distance east of El Dorado street bridge. A few minutes after the discovery was made, Coroner BOND happened to be passing along Levee street, when his attention was called to it. Boats were procured, the body taken out of the water and removed to the Coroner's office, on Weber avenue. In the evening the Coroner summoned a jury and held an inquest. Charles GRUNSKY, J.M. BOHANNAN, J.A. McDOUGALD, J.H. BARNEY, Henry BAKER and Aldrich PAYNE were the jurors:

JOSEPH HANSEL, sworn: I know the deceased; his name is Bernhard LUNNEMANN, aged about 40 years, a native of Hanover. He was a blacksmith by trade; I have known him since the 17th of February last. He was not a very steady man; was given to dissipation when out of work. I know nothing about his death.

J. FREEMAN, sworn: I keep the Pacific Hotel. Deceased boarded at my house; I saw him the last time about 12 o'clock Monday night, 22d instant; he was then drunk; he left my house a few minutes after coming in; I told him if he could not make less noise he must leave; he then left. He said he had been to the picnic on Monday, and came back intoxicated. His name appears in my book as B. LUNNEMANN. He would work steady all the week, but on Saturday night would get drunk.

J.B. KERR, POLICE OFFICER, sworn: About 3 o'clock this afternoon I saw the deceased about 30 feet east side of the El Dorado street bridge, in the slough, top of his head just above the water; was there when he was pulled ashore and helped the Coroner; was present when the body was searched; a purse containing $4.60 was all that was found on his person; went to the Pacific Hotel and got his carpet bag; containing a silver watch, spectacle case and spectacles, razor and some clothing. I have seen him several times during the last 2 weeks intoxicated.

J.L. MARTIN, sworn: I am a carpenter; I roomed at the Pacific Hotel with the deceased for the last 2 weeks; I went to the picnic on Monday with him; we were talking together and he said he was tired of living, and the harder he worked the less he prospered; he had liquor with him in a bottle in his pocket; I do not know of his getting any liquor on the boat; I saw him last just after the boat arrived at the wharf.

JOHN D. CARSTENBROCK, sworn: I am an agent for the Philadelphia Brewery; I known deceased; I saw him last about half-past 12 o'clock on Monday night, at the St. Charles Hotel; he was then drunk; I met him up stairs in the St. Charles; he went to put another man, who was drunk, to bed but did not go himself.

THE JURY rendered a verdict that the "Deceased was named Bernhard LUNNEMANN, aged about 40 years, a blacksmith by trade, and that he came to his death, in all probability, on Tuesday last by drowning in Stockton slough, east of El Dorado street bridge, and that whether the same was accidental or otherwise, we have no means of knowing. The deceased was a native of Hanover, Germany."
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G.A.R. ELECTION – At a meeting of Stockton Post, Grand Army of the Republic, held last evening, the following named gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing 6 months:
R.S. JOHNSON, Commander
Eugene LEHE, Senior Vice Commander
C.E. WILSON, Junior Vice Commander
Edward SCOTT, Adjutant
P.G. TEFFT, Quartermaster
Dr. R.K. REID, Surgeon
C.H. WALCOTT, Chaplain
A.W. RING, Sergeant Major
C.H. WYMAN, Quartermaster Sergeant

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 24 – Thomas HILL, a member of the Board of Stock Brokers of this city, died yesterday, aged 41. Mr. HILL was formerly a prominent member of the Republican party, and in the years 1861-62, held the position of Secretary of the California Senate.

ACQUITTED – Wm. T. GIST, whose trial has been proceeding in the District Court of Amador county, has been acquitted of the charge of killing John PHILLIPS, at Fiddletown, last July. The trial was commenced on Monday, June 15th, and went to the jury Tuesday evening, and Wednesday afternoon they returned a verdict of "not guilty." The case was ably conducted by counsel on both sides – District Attorney WALDO and A.P. DUDLEY, Esq., for the prosecution, and FARLEY and GORDON for the defense.

>>FRIDAY, 26 JUN 1868<<

CHANGE of PROPRIETORS – The Stockton Bakery Hotel has changed proprietors during the week, Messrs. BOWENS & HENDERSON having purchased the interest of the late proprietor, Mr. KUENNECKE. The genial face and hospitable manners of Mr. KUENNECKE will be missed by his many friends hereafter from this favorite house, that he had made so near like home to them for a number of years; and the traveling public will meet his hearty welcome no longer in his accustomed place. Success attend him in such new pursuits as he may engage in hereafter.

HOME AGAIN – Yesterday morning, Henry HODGKINS, Sidney NEWELL and Joseph HALE, arrived in this city and were cordially welcomed back to their homes by a large number of friends. Mr. HODGKINS was absent 1 year and spent the greater portion of the time in England, his native country. Mr. NEWELL and Mr. HALE were each absent from Stockton 100 days, and during that time visited New York, Boston, and other places in the Northern States. Each enjoyed a pleasant trip, but found no place like home.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 25 – Yesterday afternoon a German named Frank SMITH, an invalid, was on his way from Haywood to the city when he suddenly fell over in his seat in the cars and expired. The cause of his death was consumption.

>>SATURDAY, 27 JUN 1868<<

DEATH – in Stockton, June 26th, Carrie E., infant daughter of C.P. and Sarah J. WEBB, aged 4 months, 12 days. [Funeral at their residence on Main street, adjoining D.C. MATTESON's, at 1 o'clock p.m. today. Friends of the family are invited to attend.]

DEATH – in San Francisco, June 24th, Katie, daughter of Dr. C.B. and H.C. HOLBROOK, aged 13 years, 4 months.

DEATH – at Altaville, Calaveras county, June 21st, John WARD, aged 47 years, 5 months, 7 days. [>Evansville (Indiana) papers please copy.]
[Deceased was a native of Evansville, Vanderburgh county, Indiana, and emigrated to California in 1856, in which year he took up his residence at Altaville, where he resided constantly until his decease. The writer knew him for a number of years, and as a husband, father, Christian and friend, he had no superiors. In his social intercourse he was affable, kind and gentlemanly, and the prominent traits in his character were frankness of manner, honesty and fidelity, and his many excellent qualities endeared him to a large circle of friends who sincerely sympathize with the family in their sad bereavement. In his last hours his path to his final resting-place was made as smooth as possible by the devoted attentions of an affectionate wife and daughters, and he yielded his spirit without a murmur, and in the full hope of the enjoyment of a bright future in a better land.]

>>TUESDAY, 30 JUN 1868<<

DEATH – in this city, June 29th, instant, Calvin T. BALDWIN, aged 52 years, a native of Boston. [>Boston and New York papers please copy.]

DEATH – at Woodbridge, San Joaquin county, June 28th, Charles Edwin MORGAN, a native of Maine, aged 35 years. [>Maine papers please copy.]

DEATH – in American Camp, Tuolumne county, June 25th, Charles SISON, a native of Connecticut, aged 52 years.

DEPARTURE – Rev. James A. SKINNER resigned his office as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 2 weeks ago. His resignation was accepted and the connection dissolved by the Stockton Presbytery, which met lately at Sacramento, and yesterday the reverend gentleman took his departure for San Francisco. We understand that it is his intention to reside at Oakland.

OFFICERS ELECTED – The following is a list of the officers elected at a meeting of Stockton Division No. 9, Sons of Temperance, held last evening, to serve for the ensuing term of 3 months:
Chas. A. COLBY, W.P.
Miss S.A. KENDALL, W.A.
J.M. LONG, R.S.
Miss A. TAM, A.R.S.
John B. KERR, F.S.
F.S. HINDS, T.
R.W. BRUSH, Chaplain
M.J. NIGHTINGALE, C.
Mrs. J.E. HARTLEY, A.C.
Mrs. M.E. DURANT, I.S.
John H. WEBSTER, O.S.

INSTRUCTION in MUSIC – Miss Harriet F. STEVENS, now at the residence of M.H. BOND, Weber avenue, desires to announce that she is prepared to give lessons on the Piano and Organ. Miss STEVEN [spelled 2 ways] can be consulted at Mr. BOND's every day before 9 o'clock a.m., or after 4 p.m.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 29 –
-Colonel Thomas BAYES, an old and well known citizen of San Francisco and delegate from this State to the Democratic National Convention, died on the voyage to New York just before the steamer reached that city.
-A child aged 4 years, named Ambrose WARREN, was fatally injured yesterday by being thrown from a buggy. He died this morning.
-The funeral of the late Mrs. James DONAHUE took place from St. Mary's Cathedral yesterday and was a very imposing affair. The remains of the deceased lady were brought from Santa Clara yesterday by a special funeral train. The train was suitably draped and the road from the house of the deceased to the station and at the several stopping places on the railroad, profound respect was paid to the remains. Mrs. DONAHUE had been one of the warmest friends of many local charitable institutions and especially of the Catholic Orphan Asylum.

INDIAN TROUBLES in SURPRISE VALLEY – By the Virginia 'Enterprise' of June 23d we have the following:
We have been allowed to make the following extract from a letter received by S.S. BENTON, of this city [Virginia City], from his father-in-law, J.C. BOWMER, Justice of the Peace at Lake City, Surprise Valley. The letter is dated June 7th: "The Indian troubles in this regions have assumed quite a serious aspect. Several of our citizens have been killed by the red devils since I last wrote you. Among them I will name Daniel HOAG, well known on the Truckee, a Mr. HILL, who came into the valley with me last winter; also, James WILKISON, a resident of the valley and living only 1 mile from Lake City. WILKISON was a married man and took his family out on a visit last fall, and was returning in company with 2 men and some pack animals – fine American horses – when the party were waylaid by the Indians and killed, and the stock all taken. One of the men was found and brought in here and buried about a week since. A party is organizing to go in search of the remains of the rest, and, if possible, to punish the murderers."


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