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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
Contributed by deesar

Description: September 14-19, 1868

Date: September 1868

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 14 SEPT 1868<<

FRIGHTFUL FALL -- Miraculous Escape -- Yesterday, George CLUNIE, of Sacramento, by some means fells from the window of room No. 42, in the 3rd story of the Weber House, struck a board platform near the ground, went crashing through the boards, picked himself up, went to the washroom of the hotel, where he used water and towel, then went to the dining-room, ate a hearty meal, and afterwards went about as if nothing remarkable had happened. A slight cut on one of his ears and a bruise on the side were all the injuries he sustained. The escape of instant death was miraculous. He must have fallen at least 30 feet.

HABEAS CORPUS -- In the case of Orphea WILSON vs. William WILSON, tried at the last term of the District Court, a decree of divorce was granted as prayed for by the plaintiff; but the defendant refused to surrender the child, a boy, to the care of the mother. On Saturday last the mother procured a writ of habeas corpus from the County Court, Judge Greene presiding. After a short hearing, the case was continued until 2 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon.

DECLINED -- Rev. Mr. PIERPONT, in the First Presbyterian Church yesterday read a letter from Rev. David MAGEE, of Pan Yan, New York, wherein the gentleman declined to accept a call tendered him by H.B. UNDERHILL, J.D. PETERS and T.W. NEWELL, Committee of the Church, to become the Pastor.

THE VINEYARD SCHOOL District Board of Trustees sit as a Board of Equalization on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 14th, 15th, and 16th, at the residence of R.W. MILER, M.H. MERRILL, A. SCHEMMELPFENNIG.

FATAL CASUALTY at GOLD HILL (Nev.) -- Sept. 12 -- Andre GAGNE, a carpenter employed in the Yellow Jacket mine, south shaft, was instantly killed this morning while standing on the cage at work repairing the shaft, by the falling of a tool from above. Deceased was a French Canadian.

>>TUESDAY, 15 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH -- in Railroad Flat, Sept. 8th, to the wife of Edwin TAYLOR, of a son.

MARRIED -- in Salt Lake City, Aug. 16th, in the presence of the Saints, Brigham YOUNG to Mrs. J.B. MARTIN, Miss Emily P. MARTIN, Miss L.M. PENDEGRAST, Mrs. R.M. JENICKSON, Miss Susie P. CLEVELAND, all of the county of Berks, England. No cards.

DEATH -- in Angels Camp, Sept. 8, 1868, John O'HARA.

PROBABLY FATAL ACCIDENT -- Alexander FORNEY, who resides on the south side of Mormon Slough, sent his son, a lad about 10 years of age, on an errand to the city last Saturday, and while on the way it appears the boy attempted to ride on the tongue of a wagon coupled to another wagon, both loaded with grain, when he fell, the wheels of the hind wagon passing over his head and body. The parents send us a note stating that the boy was found in an insensible condition by gentlemen who passed along some time after the accident happened, and who picked up the boy, put him in their buggy and carried him to the office of Dr. THORNDIKE, in this city. In the note the parents say: "The Doctor, with the skill of a physician and the feeling of a man, administered to the little sufferer, as the case demanded. The boy is now lying at the point of death. Our thanks are presented, first to the gentlemen, whose names are unknown to us, except that of Mr. BUTTRICK, for their act of humanity in taking up the boy, who might otherwise have died on the spot without our knowing anything about it; and next to Dr. THORNDIKE, for his great attention and kindness."

BLAMELESS -- On Friday evening last, a man named Stephen VELSOR, employed by Mr. McHENRY to work in the livery stable of the latter at Tuolumne City, came to his death under the following circumstances: VELSOR had been intoxicated and neglecting his business, for which McHENRY reprimanded him. The result was angry words, when VELSOR went away, and afterward returned and renewed the difficulty, when McHENRY knocked him down. He fell, it appears, in a stall in which there was a horse standing. When taken up it was found that VELSOR was severely injured. Several of his ribs were broken and his body otherwise bruised. He died in a short time. Tidings reached this city yesterday that an inquest had been held, and that a verdict was rendered that deceased came to his death from the kick of a horse, thereby exonerating Mr. McHENRY from blame in the matter.

HABEAS CORPUS -- In the case of Orphea WILSON vs. William WILSON, wherein the plaintiff sued for the possession of their boy, Judge Greene yesterday afternoon rendered a decision in conformity to the prayer, and taxing the costs of suit to the defendant. Previous to the decision, the defendant had concluded that he could not retain possession of the child, and had given it to the plaintiff, its mother.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 14 --
-E.H. WASHBURNE, formerly Tax Collector of San Francisco and a prominent man in the great reformation of the city government of 1856, died yesterday.
-John OLIVER, a civil engineer, fell down stairs on Wednesday night, and received injuries from which he died yesterday.

>>WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH -- in this city, Sept. 15th, to the wife of Wm. G. MILLS, of a daughter.

MARRIED -- near Woodbridge, Aug. 23d, by Rev. J.S. BUCKNER; Franklin DAVIS to Miss Margaret NEVIN.

-Estate of W.H. GEDDES, deceased -- hearing of petition for letters ordered for Saturday, 26th instant.
-Estate of John A. MEYER, deceased -- continued until Saturday, 19th instant.
-Estate and guardianship of Louis and Mary JOBE, minors -- order appointing --- FINE guardian of said minors.

PERSONAL -- J.C. BYERS, of this city, one of the alternate delegates to the National Union Republican Convention, returned home yesterday morning, after an absence of 5 months. His wife accompanied him on his trip to the East. Both return in excellent health.

-John KILLER, on testimony of John TUOHY and R. DENNIS
-William BURNETT, on testimony of L.U. SHIPPEE and A. ALLARD

DEAD BODY FOUND -- The body of a man who had evidently been dead some length of time was discovered near Burns' Cut-off, below "The Narrows" of the San Joaquin river, yesterday, by parties aboard the 'Mary Emma,' as the steamer was on her way to this city. The body was made fast to the bank of the river. The distance from this city to the point of the river where the body was found, is about 12 miles.

>>THURSDAY, 17 SEPT 1868<<

MARRIED -- in Stockton, at the residence of Captain J.F. WARD, Sept. 15th, by Rev. Jesse WOOD; M.A. WARD to Miss Isabella BEAUCAMP.

DEATH -- in San Francisco, Sept. 16th, J.B. SCHREIBER, of Stockton.

DIED AWAY FROM HOME -- J.B. SCHREIBER, for a number of years a resident of this city, died at San Francisco yesterday, 16th instant. His remains will be brought up on tomorrow morning's boat, for burial. Deceased was a saddler by trade and a member of San Joaquin Engine Company No. 3.

IDENTIFIED -- The body of the man whom we mentioned yesterday as having been picked up by the crew of the steamer 'Mary Emma,' near Burns' cut-off, on the San Joaquin, has been identified as that of an Italian named CORNIA. On Monday last he went on board the San Francisco steamer to bid a friend good-bye, when the steamer started before he was aware of it, and attempting to jump ashore he fell into the slough and was drowned. The deceased was aged 24 years. The remains were interred by Coroner Bond.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- William WRIGHT, who lives at C. CASTLE's ranch, on the Sacramento lower road, was kicked in the face yesterday by a horse. The hoof struck the upper jaw, just below the left eye, fracturing transversely the upper jaw bone, the fracture extending nearly to the eye. Dr. LANGDON was immediately sent for and succeeded in adjusting the bones so that the sufferer was able to take his food through the means of a straw. It is the doctor's opinion that the injury will be overcome in time, although the healing may be somewhat tedious.

PEST HOUSE -- A pest house, with the necessary appliances for the proper care of the sick, has been prepared, a short distance east of the city, and is now ready for use. Should any cases of smallpox be found in the city, they will receive immediate attention on being reported to the Mayor, Chief of Police, or Dr. E.B. BATEMAN. Separate wards are prepared for white persons and those of color. Dr. BATEMAN will have charge. He has had much experience and has been eminently successful in the treatment of the disease; and the people generally will concede that the city authorities have done well in selecting a physician of eminent fitness for the responsible position.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 16 --
-About daybreak this morning, George EBBINGHAUSEN, at the corner of Third and Howard streets, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a common clasp knife while laboring under a fit of temporary insanity.
-Arthur QUINN, formerly a saloon keeper at the Mission, has fallen heir to an estate of 3 million dollars and a title of nobility in England.
-Last night the body of a man named FERGUSON was found in a lodging house at the corner of Leidesdorff and California streets. The man had apparently been dead about 3 hours, and on a table near the bed was found a bottle which had contained strychnine. He probably committed suicide.

A SAD CASE -- We clip from the 'Bulletin' of the 14th instant the following touching narrative of the fall of a young man, whose case is deserving of sincere and active sympathy: A young man named William BRADY appeared before Judge Provines this morning, accused of petit larceny. Defendant pleaded guilty and asked permission to make a statement. It was granted and he told the Court that he is by occupation a ship carpenter, and worked during the Winter at Vallejo, ship building. In the Spring he went into the mountains on the Sweetwater Expedition, and returned to the city a short time since. There was trouble between the "outside" and "inside" carpenters and he found it impossible to obtain employment. He stopped at the Portsmouth House and one morning had some words with Special Officer IRVING. The officer went out and left his pistol on the end of the bar. The prisoner said he had been 2 days and nights without food, had no friends to whom he could apply for assistance, and accordingly took the pistol and pawned it for $3. A few days afterwards he met IRVING on the street, who asked him whether he took the pistol. He said he did, and told where he pawned it. The officer told him he would give him 4 days in which to redeem the pistol and return it to him. He tried to get the money for the purpose, but failed, and was finally taken to prison by the officer. The Court heard his story and ordered him to appear for sentence tomorrow morning.

>>FRIDAY, 18 SEPT 1868<<

BIRTH -- in this city, Sept. 15th, to the wife of T.A. CRAWFORD, of a son.

DEATH -- in San Francisco, Sept. 16th, J.B. SCHREIBER, of Stockton, aged about 22 years. [The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Mary's (Catholic) Church under the management of San Joaquin Engine Company.]

DEATH -- at the Zinc House, in this county, Sept. 16th, Amelia, daughter of E. and Henrietta WAGONER, aged 7 years, 11 months, 20 days. [Funeral today at 11 o'clock a.m. from the residence of the parents.]

DEATH -- at Poland, in this county, Sept. 13th, Bartholomew, youngest child of Daniel and Elizabeth GILLIES, aged 5 months, 13 days.

DEATH -- in this city, at the Pacific Hotel, Sept. 16th, Wm. BUNCE, aged about 32 years. [The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock a.m. today.]

DEATH FROM RUPTURE of an ARTERY -- William BUNCE, having been in bad health for several months with aortic aneurism, died at a late hour on Wednesday night last in consequence of a rupture of its walls. The aneurismal tumor was situated beneath the stomach and as it grew in size it pressed upon that organ so as to prevent the reception of food of any kind. The blandest articles, such as soup and milk, would cause pain until vomited. For 3 weeks prior to his death he did not consume by the stomach more than a tea cup full of anything; but some degree of nutrition was maintained by starch and soup injections. When told of the real nature of the tumor, that nothing could be done to cure it, he calmly said if that was the truth he was content to abide the result. The post mortem, performed by Drs. HUDSON & STOCKTON, revealed an unmistakable effort toward a spontaneous cure, by the arganizable portion of the clot lining the wall of the lower half of the aneurism. We saw the tumor yesterday at the office of the physicians named, over Dr. HOLDEN's drug store. It is nearly double the size of a man's fist.

ATTENTION, Voters of Vineyard Precinct -- The voters of the above Precinct are hereby notified that it is the personal duty of every man to see that his own named is on the POLL LIST previous to the 3RD OF OCTOBER. Clerk's office at the Vineyard District school house. Office hours, from 4 to 6 p.m.
S.G.S. DUNBAR, Clerk

ATTENTION EUREKAS! The members of Eureka Engine Company No. 2 are directed to meet at the Engine House this afternoon at 1 o'clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of their late brother fireman, J.B. SCHREIBER. A full attendance is requested.
L. FLETCHER, Foreman

NOTICE -- The members of the Protection Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1, will meet at the Engine House today at 1 o'clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late brother fireman, J.B. SCHREIBER. Every member is expected to be present.
J.L. WOODMAN, Foreman

IN MEMORIAM -- The flags on the several engine houses were suspended at half-mast yesterday, in respect to the memory of J.B SCHREIBER, who died in San Francisco on Wednesday. Deceased was a member of San Joaquin Engine Company No. 3, of this city. The remains will arrive on the boat from San Francisco this morning and the funeral will take place from St. Mary's Church at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

>>SATURDAY, 19 SEPT 1868<<

FUNERAL of J.B. SCHREIBER -- The funeral of J.B. SCHREIBER, late a member of San Joaquin Engine Company No. 3, took place yesterday afternoon from St. Mary's Church and was largely attended by members of the different fire companies on foot and other friends of the deceased in carriages. The solemn procession passed along the streets headed by the Stockton Cornet and Mechanics' Bands, playing the marches usual on such occasions.

HOME AGAIN -- J.T. HICKINBOTHAM and family returned to their home in this city yesterday morning, from a 6 months sojourn among relatives and friends in the Eastern States. They express themselves as having a pleasant voyage and visit, but were well satisfied to be at home in Stockton once again.

FOUND DEAD -- From the Tuolumne City 'News' of the 18th, we learn that on Thursday morning last a little son of Mr. KELLEY, about 12 years of age, was found dead on the plains near Graysonville, his horse standing by his side. It is supposed that the boy had started home and was either thrown or fell from his horse and killed. When found he was in sight of his father's residence.

CITIZENSHIP -- In the County Court yesterday, Peter WILLIAMS, a native of Great Britain, was made a citizen of the United States, on testimony of George ROACH and Charles CHRISTIAN.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 18 -- Yesterday afternoon, George O'NEIL, a boy aged 6 years, was run over and killed by a truck driven by Lewis FICKEN.

FATAL MINING ACCIDENT at Gold Hill -- Sept. 18 -- John MORGAN, a miner employed in the Yellow Jacket mine, was almost instantly killed this afternoon by falling a distance of 75 feet in the south shaft. He walked into the shaft at the 500-foot station.

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