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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: September 7-12, 1868

Date: September 1868

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 7 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH - in this county, Sept. 5th, to the wife of Wm. JONES, of twin daughter.

MARRIED - in this city, Sept. 5th, by Rev. J. Henry GILES; G.R. SHARP to Miss Sophia HOPPER, both of San Joaquin county. [A basket of champagne accompanied the above notice, which was drank with many wishes for the long life and prosperity of the happy couple.]

DEATH - in this city, Sept. 6th, Katie Ellen, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Ann COWAN, aged 1 year, 2 months. [Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 10 o'clock a.m., from residence, Sacramento street, between Lindsay and Fremont, without further notice.]

FATAL ACCIDENT - As the steamer 'Mumford' was on her way from Tuolumne river to this city yesterday, having a barge in town, a man named Daniel SULLIVAN, aged 26 years, and who recently arrived in the State, tripped on the tow-line on the hurricane deck and fell overboard, striking and becoming entangled in the wheel. He was instantly killed. Deceased was a native of Killarney, county of Kerry, Ireland, and has friends and relations residing in New York. He was one of several young men who arrived quite lately in this State.

ASSAULTED and INJURED - Professor J.E.M. GILLIARD (colored), formerly of this city, has been on a lecturing tour to Sacramento, Marysville, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Oroville and Chico. The 'Elevator' says that at the latter place, after the lecture, which was attended by General BIDWELL, Mr. HALL, (known as Long Primer HALL) and other prominent citizens, the Copperheads made an assault of GILLIARD, cutting him across the forehead, severing an artery and causing him to lose nearly a quart of blood. Mr. HALL and the leading Democrats were indignant at the unprovoked assault.

INQUEST - On Saturday morning last, Coroner Bond summoned a jury and held an inquest on the body of Henry H. HERTZER. The jury consisted of Adam DAHUE, L.R. CLOUSE, A.P. CHISM, H.T. FANNING, John SCHWIND and J. SUTHERLAND. The following facts were elicited:

A LETTER, found on the body of the deceased, written in German, is translated thus: "Dear Wilhelmena: These are the last few lines that I shall write to you; and I hope I shall find forgiveness for all the wrongs I have done to you. You think that you have done right, but I do not think so. But we will let that rest. I am tired of my life and I will make an end of it. I have bought poison enough, this afternoon, to take my life. (Signed) H.H. HERTZER"

ON THE OTHER SIDE of the letter is written: "Dear Wilhelmena - Forgive me, and I will take everything with me in my grave. (Signed) Heinrich HERTZER"

After the above had been read to the jury, the following additional testimony was taken:

A. ROST, sworn - I knew the deceased; his name is Henry HERTZER; is aged about 38 years and a Bavarian; his occupation is principally that of a cook; I saw him last at Castelli's saloon yesterday afternoon about half-past 4 o'clock; he asked me to go home with him and I told him to wait and take a ride home; he went away alone; about 5 o'clock; the next time I saw him he was lying on the south bank of Mormon slough near Centre street, in the city of Stockton; he was then dying; I did not see him drink anything.

WILLIAM NAGLE, sworn - I was in the wagon with Mr. ROST, at Castelli's yesterday afternoon; Henry HERTZER, the deceased came out of the house and wanted to go home with him; ROST told him to wait; HERTZER then started off alone; a few minutes afterwards I looked out of the door of the saloon and saw the deceased on the bridge; he hallooed to us, "Take me home! Take me home!" he then raised his arms and threw himself, fact first, down on the bridge and commenced jerking and shivering; a few minutes afterwards I went to him and found him lying on the bank of the slough; in a few minutes after he died; I did not see him drink any at Castelli's; it was nearly 6 o'clock yesterday (Friday) afternoon when he died.

The jury rendered the following verdict: "We, the jury, find that Henry HERTZER came to his death on the 4th days of Sept., 1868, in the city of Stockton, by poison administered by his own hand, and that his age is about 38 years."

HELD TO ANSWER - The following named persons have been held, in the sum of $500 each, to answer before the Grand Jury on charge of gambling:
Richard ROE refused to give his name or a bond and deposited $500 in gold coin.

- Miss Kate DAY died on Wednesday night from effects of injuries received in the fire at Landerman's Hotel, near Brown's Valley.
-Charles CROCKER, Superintendent of the C.P.R.R., offered 50 acres of land to the mother of the 1st child born in Reno. Mrs. J.A. CAMAHAN claims the land.

>>TUESDAY, 8 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH - at Free Stone Ranch, Stanislaus county, to the wife of S.M. GALLUP, of a son.

BIRTH - in Whisky Slide, Aug. 28th, to the wife of Pasqual NOCE, of a daughter.

MARRIED - at Columbia, Sept. 1st, Parley BROWN and Miss Kate MORGAN, both of Columbia, Cal.

MARRIED - in Sonora, Aug. 30th, Henry CONRAD to Miss Catherine LYNCH, both of Sonora.

DEATH - at Metcalf's Ranch, near Lockeford, Aug. 7th, Maggie E., youngest daughter of R. and M.E. METCALF, aged 3 years, 2 months.

DEATH - at the same place, Aug. 28th, Mary Ann, daughter of R. and M.E. METCALF, aged 8 years, 8 months, 26 days. [Missouri papers please copy.]

DEATH - at Carson Hill, Aug. 26th, Col. Isaac B. GORE, a native of Tennessee, aged 57 years.

DEATH - near the Golden Gate, Calaveras county, Aug. 29th, William T. MUDGETT, a native of New Hampshire, aged 33 years.

-Estate of Charles E. MORGAN, deceased - order confirming sale of personal property
-Estate of A.N. BREESE, deceased - order for distribution
-Estate of Hattie Augusta KEEP, a minor - W.H. KEEP, H.S. SARGENT and T.K. HOOK appointed appraisers
-Estate of J.L. FENTON, deceased - order admitting will to probate and appointing Executor
-Estate of T.C. ADAMS, deceased - order made granting letters of administration to Charles BELDING, Public Administrator, and appointing appraisers
-Estate of John A. MYERS, deceased - continued

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 7 - Divorces granted today in the 4th District Court to:
Madeline GIARINI from Ambrose GIARINI
Rebecca MOISE from Samueal MOISE
Mary MOWRY from N.H. MOWRY
In the 12th District Court:

>>WEDNESDAY, 9 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH - in this city, Sept. 8th, to the wife of Morris MAGNER, of a daughter.

DEATH - in this city, Sept. 8th, Josiah GORHAM, aged 54 years. [The funeral will take place from the M.E. Church today at half-past 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are most respectfully invited to attend.]

DEATH - in this city, at 9 1/2 o'clock a.m., Sept. 8th, Harvey L. LINCOLN, aged 34 years, 4 months. [>Boston papers please copy.] [The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church this afternoon at 3 1/2 o'clock.] [The deceased was a native of Boston, Massachusetts and was a grandson of General LINCOLN, of the Revolutionary War. He struggled hard for many months against adversity and that resistless enemy, consumption; but when he realized that his end was approaching, he rested his all in the hands of that Savior whose cause he had publicly espoused when in health. He felt that to die was gain and welcomed with joy the grim messenger when he came, smiling as he breathed his last. "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."]

DISTRICT COURT - Charles BRONSON was admitted to citizenship on testimony of Augustus BRONSON and F. MOULLEN.

-Thomas CRAWFORD, of Yolo county, aged about 50 years, made an attempt to commit suicide on Tuesday last. He was found with his throat cut and greatly prostrated, on the following Sunday, and is in a fair way to recover, though his wind-pipe was partially severed.
-Franklin RUSSEL died at Sacramento on Sunday last, from the effects of wounds received by stabbing in an affray at Cisco on Saturday night.
-Thomas CARBERRY shot and killed Charles RIDGELY at Austin, Nevada on the 4th instant. A banter growing out of an old grudge brought on firing and the homicide was the result.
-A log rolled over Samuel CHAPMAN while cutting timber near Volcanoville, Amador county, injuring him so as to cause his death.

>>THURSDAY, 10 SEPT 1868<<

MARRIED -- at the Baptist Parsonage, Sept. 2d, by Rev. J. Henry GILES; Mr. D.O. HARELSON to Miss Mary E. McBRIDE, all of San Joaquin county.

BODY RECOVERED -- The body of Daniel SULLIVAN, who fell from the hurricane deck of the steamer 'Mumford,' on Sunday last and was drowned in the San Joaquin river, was recovered yesterday near the Twelve Mile Slough. His remains were brought to this city by the same steamer from which he fell and lost his life.

FATAL ACCIDENT -- The Yolo 'Democrat' of Saturday contains the following: On Saturday last, John CUNNINGHAM, an old citizen of this county, drove his team to Knight's Landing, intending to take home a load of lumber. While waiting at the lumber yard a steam-whistle was sounded in the vicinity, which frightened his horses and they started on the run. CUNNINGHAM ran after the team and in attempting to get hold of the lines, was caught between one of the wheels and the wagon-box and was dragged some distance down the street. When opposite the Union Hotel, some part of the wagon was broken and CUNNINGHAM was thrown to the ground - the wheels passing over him. He was immediately picked up by those who witnessed the accident, and a physician called. His injuries were found to be fatal and death relieved his sufferings in a few moments. CUNNINGHAM was respected by all who knew him and his many friends deeply regret his untimely death. His remains were deposited in the Church-yard, a few miles from Cacheville, on Sunday last, in presence of a large gathering of friends. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., in the Atlantic States, and was buried in accordance with the rites of the Order by Brethren residing at Knight's Landing. Rev. W.C. CURRY, of this place, officiating as Chaplain.

-Mr. George CARUTHERS was killed by an accident in a saw mill about 10 miles from Coburn's Station, on the 6th instant.
-Frank P. BLAIR is expected to arrive in Sacramento, overland, in about 2 weeks. So says the 'Union.'

>>FRIDAY, 11 SEPT 1868<<

DEATH -- in this city, Sept. 10th, Mary Lee, daughter of Luke and Sophie HOWETH, aged 6 weeks. [Funeral at 1 o'clock today from the residence of the parents, corner of El Dorado and Lafayette streets. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.]

KICKED -- On Wednesday evening, as a son of Rudolph GNEKOW, aged 9 or 10 years, was playing with some young companions in a vacant lot in the eastern portion of the city; he was kicked by a horse that had just been turned loose from a livery stable and was galloping across the lot, when he was turned from his course by other boys that the one mentioned and run over the little fellow, and the horse kicked up his heels, one of his feet striking young GNEKOW full in the forehead, slightly fracturing the skull and for a time rendering him insensible. We learn from Dr. GRATTAN, who attended upon him, that he is getting along very well and that there is no probability of his injuries being permanent.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 10 - David B. RISING, a pioneer, died last night of apoplexy of the heart. The Stock Exchange Board, of which he was a member, adjourned today out of respect to deceased.

>>SATURDAY, 12 SEPT 1868<<

DEAD BODY FOUND -- The following is an account by Thomas H. PAINE, Justice of the Peace of Tulare Township, of the discovery of the remains of an unknown man on the hills near Corral Hollow:
"State of California, county of San Joaquin, Tulare Township, Sept. 4, 1868. I hereby certify that information was brought to me this morning that the remains of unknown man had been discovered in the hills between Corral Hollow and the Patterson Pass. I proceeded to the place in company with Peter TUNNISON and Charles S. KINYON, the man who discovered the body, and made an examination. The men stated that the evening before, they were out hunting antelope, on the opposite side of the ravine, and seeing a strange object lying on the opposite hill, they crossed over to see what it was, when they discovered it to be the body of a man, to them unknown. I supposed the man to have been about 40 years of age, about 5 and a half feet in hight, light hair and small beard, face clean shaved -- had on a linen duster, dark satinet vest and pants, new white linen shirt, merino undershirt and drawers, black necktie and a pair of fine calfskin boots, size number 6. There was $4.25 in silver in the left hand pantaloons pocket and a linen handkerchief in the right hand pocket of the duster with the corner knotted together - I suppose he had used the handkerchief in place of a hat, as there was no hat to be found. The body must have been lying there at least 10 days. I could not observe any mark of violence upon his body. I think the deceased, either insane of under the influence of liquor, had wandered off and got lost and perished for want of water. There was no road or trail of any kind leading to the place and the nearest house is about 1 mile and a half from where the body was found. I did not seem it necessary to summon a jury, as it would have taken 24 hours to have gotten a jury to the place.
Thomas H. PAIN [spelled 2 ways], Justice of the Peace, Tulare Township."

Submitted: 11/18/08

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