Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
Contributed by deesar

Description: March 29-31, 1869

Date: March 1869

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 29 MAR 1869<<

BIRTH -- near Mariposa, March 13th, to the wife of Thos. C. WEST, of a daughter.

BIRTH -- in Bear Valley, March 17th, to the wife of John T. BATON, of a son.

BIRTH -- in Coulterville, March 7th, to the wife of James LYNCH, of a son.

MARRIED -- at San Jose, March 25th [5 is iffy], George BUCK, of Tuolumne City, and Miss Date BURNS, of San Jose.

MARRIED -- in Bear Valley, March 16th [6 is iffy], by J.L. SMITH, J.P.; Albert PETTY and Julia SCOTT.

DIED -- in this city, March 28th, Henry BLUM, a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 33 years. [The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the office of M.H. BOND, Undertaker, corner of Weber and California streets.] [Deceased was a constant resident of Stockton for a term of 16 years, having arrived when he was a mere boy. During that time he was almost constantly engaged in business. He was extensively known and had many friends. He leaves a father and mother in Germany, and near relations in San Francisco, to mourn his death.]

DIED -- in Douglas Township, San Joaquin county, March 23d, Lyman DAVIS, a native of Ohio, aged 43 years. [Akron, Ohio, papers please copy.]

DIED -- at Dover, Merced county, March 17th, E.G. HALL, late of Hornitos, a native of Connecticut, aged 52 years.

MARIPOSA -- From the 'Gazette' of March 26th -- A man by the name of William HALL was killed in Potts mine, Hunter's Valley, on Monday last. He was employed in the mine and on the day above named while getting in the skip, in some way missed his footing, and fell to the bottom of the shaft, breaking his back, which caused his immediate death. Mr. HALL was a native of England.

GREAT HUNT on MARIPOSA CREEK -- In the Merced 'Herald' of March 27th we find the following: There was a big match hunt on Mariposa creek on Friday, the 19th instant. 21 men were chosen on a side; the wager was a dinner for the party to be paid for by the losing party, N.N. TURNER and W.C. WILSON, captains. Captain WILSON's company were the victors, killing 886 points against 800 points slain by the other party. It is due to Captain TURNER's party to state that 3 of his men were sick, and the average of scalps taken by his company was greater than their opponents, and that they only lost the match by reason of having a less number of men in the hunt. The greatest number of points made by any one hunter was 101 by Captain TURNER; A. HARRIS, 87; and T.J. WILCOX, 83. The following rule as to points was established:
Hare, dove, lark and magpie each counted 1 point
Hawk, 2
Crow and squirrel each, 3
Eagle, 5
Coyote, 20
Badger, 5

3 eagles, 1 coyote and 4 badgers were killed. The dinner was given at Thomas PRICE's, and the interest of the occasion was added to by the presence of a large number of ladies from the surrounding neighborhood. During the evening, the town of "Plainsburg," which had recently been laid off at the place known as Welch's store, was formally christened. We regret that we could not have been present to witness in person the incidents of the pleasant reunion of friends and neighbors above mentioned, but are pleased to be able to chronicle such evidences of prosperity and good feeling among the settlers in that portion of our county.

>>TUESDAY, 30 MAR 1869<<

MARRIED -- in this city, March 29th, by Hon. W.E. GREENE, County Judge; Basilio LAGGIER and Miss Dionicia PONCE, both of Stockton.

MARRIED -- at the house of Mr. J. SEGELS, in this city, March 29th, by Rev. Ben E.S. ELY; John RABBE and Mary E. RICH, eldest daughter of Mrs. E.A. RICH, all of STOCkton. [Accompanying the above notice were the usual compliments -- cake and wine. May the happy couple enjoy a long life of happiness.]

FUNERAL POSTPONED -- At the request of relatives and friends in San Francisco, the funeral of the late Henry BLUM has been postponed until 10 o'clock this morning. It takes place from the office of M.H. BOND, Undertaker.

-Estate of Luther SPAULDING, deceased -- order confirming sales of personal property
-Estate of John MADDEN, deceased -- same order as above

ACCIDENT -- The Oakland 'Transcript' of March 27th says: "A son of Mr. John GILMORE, some 14 years of age, while amusing himself with a straw-cutting machine, his hand was caught in the machinery and the fore-finger of left hand severed between the 1st and 2nd joints. Leaving the piece on the ground, he went to a physician, saying that he thought it of "no use to bring the other end of the finger along."

>>WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 1869<<

MARRIED -- at Red Mountain, March 17th, at the residence of the bride's father, Wm. H. BARRY, by W.L. OSBREY, J.P.; Wm. NULL, of Don Pedro's Bar, and Miss Elizabeth Ann BARRY.

DIED -- at First Garrote, March 17th, J.A.R. CHILD, a native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, aged 48 years.

FATAL ACCIDENT in TUOLUMNE -- From the 'Union Democrat' of March 27th we clip the following: On Wednesday, 17th instant, Mr. J.A.R. CHILD was accidentally killed in the Burns mine, at First Garrote. He had gone to work after dinner and had went down the main shaft to the 130 foot level; he then called on the man above to send down a bucket of lagging. The lagging was sent down, and it is supposed that a piece was taken from the bucket in its descent, by a splinter or knot catching on the side of the shaft, and that the piece of lagging thus suspended, fell and struck Mr. CHILD on the head, killing him almost instantly. The foreman of the mine was working a little further back from the shaft on the same level and hearing a noise as if a billet of wood was falling, asked CHILD what it was, but receiving no answer, he turned to look and saw CHILD lying a few feet from him with a terrible wound on the head. Mr. CHILD was a native of Massachusetts and about 48 years of age. He had lived at Garrote since 1853 where he was universally esteemed and respected.

A SAD CASE -- We clip the following from the San Francisco 'Chronicle' of March 30th: At an early hour on Sunday afternoon the dead body of a man, at the time unknown, was found in Calvary Cemetery, near the line of Turk street. The body was lying face upward, with the feet stretched out and the hands extended by the sides. An examination showed that death had been caused by a pistol shot wound in the left side, the bullet having entered the heart. An empty derringer pistol was found near the left side of the body. The remains were removed to the Coroner's office, and letters and papers were found in the pockets of the clothing, showing that the name of the deceased was Carl HETSCH, a native of Stuttgardt, Germany, aged about 30 years. 2 letters were found, 1 dated the 20th, the other the 24th of March, announcing the intention of the author to commit suicide. One of the letters was addressed to a friend in Russia on the Baltic. The letter bearing the latest date was incoherently written, acknowledged the receipt of a small amount of money, stated that he could not obtain employment and had not the means to return to Germany. It indicated great mental anxiety, and contained the remark that the author expected to find no rest but in the grave. The deceased had been in this State but a few months. He had several certificates of good character and reputation for business ability. He was evidently a man of fine education. He had occupied a room at the Chicago Hotel, on Pacific street, but was not seen there since Friday noon. As a pistol shot was heard near the Cemetery on Friday evening, it is believed he suicide was committed at that time.

Submitted: 01/26/09

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