Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
Contributed by deesar

Description: April 26-30, 1869

Date: April 1869

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 26 APR 1869<<

BIRTH -- on the Chowchilla road, Merced county, April 8th, to the wife of G.W. APPLING, of a son.

BIRTH -- AT Orsuito Springs, Mariposa county, April 13th, to the wife of J.P. WELLESON, of a son.

DIED -- in Napa, April 23d, Carrie N., daughter of Joseph F. and Althea LAMDEN, aged 18 months.

DIED -- at Kings river, Fresno county, April 13th, S.S. HIDE, aged 51 years. [>San Francisco papers please copy.]

DIED -- near Hopeton, April 21st, infant son of Mr.&Mrs. T.J. STOCKERD.

DIED -- at Lagrange, April 23d, Samuel BANNING, a native of Kentucky, aged 39 years.

DIED -- at Woodbridge, April 1st, Mary E., daughter of Dr. A.C. and Sarah B. STEPHENSON, aged 1 year, 5 months, 27 days.

PERSONAL -- Rev. James B. MADDUX, pastor of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, preached yesterday for the 1st time after an absence of about 2 months. With a view of regaining his health, he took a trip along the southern coast, visited Los Angeles and other places, and returned greatly benefitted by his journey. On his arrival home, however, he had the misfortune to find Mrs. MADDUX quite ill with fever, which has been prolonged and severe. We are glad to be able to state, however, that her speedy recovery is confidently anticipated.

GOOD TEMPLARS -- At a regular meeting of Concordia Lodge No. 334, held at Parker's Hall on Saturday evening last, the following named persons were elected officers to serve during the ensuing year:
H.J. TODD, W.C.T.
Mary R. BUGBEEM W,V,T.
Perry STOKES, W.S.
A.G. BROWN, W.F.S.
John EVANS, W.T.
Jason SPEAR, W.M.
A.B. SELKIRK, W.O.G.
Lizzie LINCOLN, W.I.G.

STAIR BUILDING -- W.P. PLUMER, who has located himself permanently at the new steam saw and planing mill of Ellsworth & Washburn, Hunter street, between Main and Market streets, calls the attention of carpenters and builders to the fact that he is prepared to furnish stairs of every description. We invite attention to his advertisement.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 25 -- A Chinaman named AH FOU, was arrested Friday for committing a rape on the person of a little girl 5 years old, daughter of L. MILLER, a baker residing at 617 Mason street.

A FIREMAN FATALLY HURT -- The 'Chronicle' of April 24th says: Last night, Thomas SAWYER, attached to No. 6 Engine, was run over by No. 1 Hook and Ladder truck, receiving injuries which will probably prove fatal. He undertook to get on the truck, which was going at a rapid rate along Sixth street, when he missed his footing and fell before the wheels, which passed over his body just above the hips. The unfortunate man was taken to his residence on Minna street and every attention paid him. At last accounts he was in a very critical condition.

>>TUESDAY, 27 APR 1869<<

BIRTH -- in Visalia, April [illeg], to the wife of Edwin R. PEACOCK, of a daughter.

BIRTH -- near Visalia, April 11th, to the wife of R.C. REDD, of a son.

BIRTH -- at the Eighteen Mile House, Tulare county, April 13th, to the wife of John MOORE, of a daughter.

DIED -- in Sonora, Tuolumne county, April 17th, Jas. F. McFARLANE, aged 43 years.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 26 -- A German named James JOHNSON fell dead in an alley off Mission street, near Stewart street, last night. Probable cause -- heart disease.

MINING CASUALTIES --
-The Grass Valley 'National' of April 22d says: A miner named John REYNOLDS was injured at the Eureka mine by a rock falling upon him. His back and shoulder were bruised and it is possible that he may be injured internally in the right lung, although Dr. SIMPSON, who was called to attend him, thinks that his injuries are not dangerous and that he will recover.
-The Nevada 'Gazette' of the same date relates the following: A man named E.E. BIRD was killed on Monday afternoon by a cave in the claims of the American Company, Manzanita Hill, near North San Juan. BIRD and 2 other men were holding pipes at the time. They saw the cave coming, started and ran from the spot, but in jumping over the ground sluice, BIRD slipped and fell, striking on his head and breaking his neck. This is the version of some who were there at the time. There are others, however, who think he was knocked into the ground sluice by the cave. He was covered only about 1 foot by the debris, and was but slightly bruised. He leaves a wife and 3 children.

SUICIDE -- The San Francisco 'Herald' of April 24th has the following: About 1 o'clock on Friday morning, Henry BUCKMAN, who kept a store at the corner of Folsom and Fourth streets, committed suicide by placing a pistol to his mouth, which he fired and nearly blew the top of his skull off. BUCKMAN was a native of Germany and about 42 years of age. The cause assigned for the rash act is that he had been drinking for some time previously. About 2 years ago deceased attempted to take his life, but his object was frustrated. When the Coroner entered his room yesterday morning, he found a Colt's navy revolver lying across his breast. Deceased was a member of the I.O.R.M.

MORE KU KLUX OPERATIONS -- It seems the troubles in San Jose relative to the employment of Chinamen are not yet at an end. The San Jose 'Mercury' of Thursday contains the following: On Tuesday night last a barn containing some 15 tons of hay, the property of Mr. PIERCE, of Santa Clara, was set on fire and burned to the ground. Loss, $500; insured. The same night a man entered, by means of a ladder, the loft of a barn belonging to Mr. GOULD, near Santa Clara, evidently for the purpose of firing the building. A person sleeping in the building awakened and gave the alarm, whereupon the incendiary fled. The owners of the above buildings are fruit growers, and are obliged to employ Chinamen.

>>WEDNESDAY, 28 APR 1869<<

PETTY LARCENY -- George WILDORD, arrested on Monday last by Jerome Myers, Chief of Police, and convicted before Justice Brush, of petty larceny in stealing, on or about the last of November, 1868, a coat, a pair of pants, 3 shirts and a Mission blanket from Joseph STOKER, at Lockeford, was ordered yesterday to pay a fine of $80 or go to jail for the term of 40 days. He preferred incarceration for as many days as there were members in the celebrated band of 40 thieves.

COLORED SCHOOL -- George S. LADD, City Superintendent of Public Schools, Messrs. COTTLE and NEWELL, members of the Board of Education, Mr. RANDALL, Principal of the Grammar school, and Mr. NELSON, Principal of the Sub-Grammar school, yesterday visited the colored school, taught by H.B. SANDERSON during the past year. The exercises were opened with singing, after which classes in reading, arithmetic and grammar were reviewed, when the visitors were entertained with vocal music, consisting of several songs which were finely rendered. The school has made excellent progress. The exercises were all good, more particularly those in arithmetic and grammar. Altogether, the school has attained a degree of proficiency creditable alike to the teacher and those placed under his care. On Friday next, the school will celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the new (colored) school house, on which occasion there will be declamations, singing, etc. That the exercises will be good and interesting, none who have a knowledge of Mr. SANDERSON's thorough method of teaching, will for a moment doubt.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 27 -- Delinda COOK died on the 25th instant and was to be buried today. The Coroner, considering her death mysterious, ordered the funeral postponed. The result was a verdict of death from a dose of arsenic administered by her own hand, to beautify her complexion. The jury censures the druggist for selling the arsenic without a physician's certificate.

KILLED by a MULE -- John GAMOSSET, an old resident of Downieville, was killed at that place on the 21st of April. He was riding on a refractory mule and urging it forward, when it reared and fell backward, catching the rider between 2 awning posts and the pommel of the saddle, which latter struck him in the stomach with such force as to cause death in a few moments. We glean the above from the 'Messenger.'

FATAL MINING ACCIDENT -- The Trinity 'Journal' of April 24th announces the death of Mr. Alexandria BENNETT, an old and respected citizen of Weaverville, who was carried over the bank of a hydraulic claim by a large head of water that had just been turned on. He fell about 55 feet and was rolled some distance by the water, fracturing his spine and skull, and causing other frightful injuries.

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FATAL ACCIDENT -- On Monday, April 26th, Mrs. B.N. BUGBEY was thrown from a horse and instantly killed, at Folsom. She was the wife of the celebrated wine grower, formerly Sheriff of Sacramento county.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 28 --
-The brig 'Firefly,' from Tahiti, last night brought Cornelius NYE, Jos. FRANKLIN and John REEVES. NYE is charged with the murder of Charles LONGFELLOW, seaman on the whaling bark 'Seine,' of New Bedford, at Tahiti, Jan. 26th. FRANKLIN and REEVES are retained as witnesses. The prisoners were delivered into the custody of the United States Marshal.
-David PETTY, employe at Hudson's spice mills, had all the fingers of 1 hand torn off yesterday afternoon, by becoming entangled in the machinery.
-Chas. RICHARDS, a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was found dead at the corner of Valenica and Fourteenth streets yesterday afternoon.
-In the 14th District Court today, in the case of Pierre FRONTIER vs. Mary ROBINSON, counsel for defendant introduced a colored man on the witness stand. Plaintiff's counsel objected to testimony being taken, on the ground of witness being a negro. The Court overruled objection. The rule is probably settled now that negro testimony is admissible in Courts of this State.

FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT -- The 'Enterprise' of April 23d says: On Wednesday night last, about 1 miles west of Bocca, on the Central Pacific Railroad, freight train No. 1 ran over and killed Felix CHIRBONA, a Canadian Frenchman, aged about 34 years. The body of deceased was most shockingly mangled. He was unmarried.

C.E. DeLONG -- The Marysville 'Appeal' says it is rumored that the gentleman intends to resume his former residence in Marysville and adds that it is better than being among the Japanese.

>>FRIDAY, 30 APR 1869<<

MARRIED -- in this city, April 29th, at the residence of the bride, by Rev. J. Henry GILES; S.C. McCONKEY and Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, both of Stockton.

NEW DIVORCE SUITS -- Complaints in the following entitled divorce suits were filed in the office of the County Clerk on the dates given:
-Eugenie VIGNOS vs. John VIGNOS, March 15th
-Clarinda PAYNE vs. Thom PAYNE, April 23d
-Rosa ROBERTSON vs. L. ROBERTSON, April 20th
-Maria SHAW vs. Oliver W. SHAW. April 29th

TO THE CITIZENS OF STOCKTON -- I am prepared to do all kinds of bill posting and distributing in the city and country, with Neatness and Dispatch.
Orders can be left at the 'Independent' office.
Wm. ENGLISH

CHURCH FESTIVAL at LINDEN -- A festival and exhibition will be given at Fennell's Hall, Linden, this evening, for the benefit of the Methodist Church South. Programme:
-Prologue, R.H. RHODES
-Tableaux
-Song, Miss Mary BARRY
-"Quackery," Messrs. Brennis KENYON and EAGAN
-Song, Miss Susie HOWARD
-Tableaux
-"The Bashful Lover," Miss POTTER and Mr. TURNER
-Duet, The Misses HOWARD
-"In Want of a Servant," Mrs. FENNELL, Mrs. AULL, Miss Mary BARRY, Miss Susie and Josie HOWARD and David KENYON
-"The Mission of Spirits," Mrs. AULL, Miss Susie HOWARD, Miss Lucy WILLIAMS, Miss Mary BARRY and Miss Josie HOWARD
-Solo and Chorus, Miss Susie HOWARD, Miss Josie HOWARD and Mrs. AULL
-Declamation, Mr. KENYON
-Tableaux
-Song, Mrs. AULL
-"The Connubial Confab," Miss Josie HOWARD and Brennis KENYON
-"Night and Morning," Miss Lucy WILLIAMS and Miss Josie HOWARD
-Song, Miss Josie HOWARD
-"The Raven," R.H. RHODES
-Song, (quartette), Mrs. AULL, Miss Josie HOWARD, Miss Lucy WILLIAMS and Miss Susie HOWARD
The performance will conclude with the new and original farce of "The Tinkenfuddle Family." A May party will meet in Foreman's Grove tomorrow on which occasion a poem will be read and an oration and address delivered. Picnic dinner free.

RESIGNATION -- Captain J.F. WARD, commander of the steamer 'Empire City,' has resigned his position and withdrawn from steamboat pursuits in consequence of poor health. During the past 9 years, Captain WARD has been almost constantly in the steamboating business on the San Joaquin river, and during that time has had the command of 6 different steamers, viz: '76,' 'Alta,' 'Fresno,' 'Tulare,' 'Mary Emma,' and 'Empire City.' The 1st named boat he assisted in building. During his long term of service, he earned merited popularity and has long been considered one of the most polite, obliging, safe and reliable steamboat men employed on interior waters.

DROWNED at ALAMEDA WHARF -- The San Francisco 'Herald' of April 27th says a German named Wm. HAM fell off the wharf at the landing of the Alameda ferry boat on the Alameda side this morning and was drowned. He was employed by E.M. DERBY in handling lumber at the edge of the wharf. Every effort was made to save him, by throwing over to him planks, but he seemed to have been somewhat stunned by the fall and did not take advantage of the facilities offered him for escape. He was about 40 years of age and formerly a sailor.


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