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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: May 1-8, 1869

Date: May 1869

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>SATURDAY, 1 MAY 1869<<

DIED -- in this city, April 29th, Julia HURLEY, a native of Ireland, aged 5- years. [The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sonora street, between San Joaquin and Sutter streets, at 11 o'clock this morning. Friends of the family are invited to attend.]

DIED -- in this city, April 29th, Margaret, daughter of Patrick and Mary TYE, aged 6 years, 3 months. [Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from St. Mary's Church at 2 o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon.]

DIED -- in Paradise City, April 26th, A-I M., youngest daughter of Oscar F. and Charlotte A. SPAULDING, aged 6 months, 14 days.

BEARS in SHASTA -- The 'Courier' of April 24th says: As KUYKENDALL was hunting stock on the east side of the river a few days ago, he suddenly came upon a couple of grizzly bears feasting on the remains of a cow which they had killed. Enraged at being interrupted while dispatching their breakfast, the animals charged upon KUYKENDALL, who was only saved from their claws by the quickness of his horse. A number of cattle and a great many hogs have been destroyed by bears during the past year about the head waters of Cow creek.

>>MONDAY, 3 MAY 1869<<

MARRIED -- in this city, May 2d, by Rev. James H. MADDUX; James A. CURTIS and Miss Mary E. SANFORD, both of San Joaquin county. [Cake and wine, in bountiful quantities, accompanied the above notice, and were laid upon our table by Perk SAMPSON, whose kindly face, radiant with smiles, indicated the possession of that genuine spirit of happiness and pleasure which we hope will, like Summer sunshine, mark the career of the happy couple through life.]

MARRIED -- at the residence of W.C. TURNER, Merced county, April 25th, by J.W. ROBERTSON, County Judge; Andrew WALLING and Miss Martha Jane PENTER, all of Merced.

MARRIED -- on the Merced river, April 22d, by H.B. JOLLY, Justice of the Peace; G.W. BENNETT and Miss Elizzie CHEDESTER, all of Merced.

MARRIED -- at the Mount Vernon Ranch, on the Millerton road, April 25th, by Justice HUNTER; Cornelius SCHOFIELD and Miss A.N. McCONNELL, all of Merced county.

MARRIED -- near Visalia, April 25th by Justice BRADLEY; Samuel EVANS and Miss Ellen M. DALY.

RESIGNED -- Miss Helen LENNEBACKER, who has been employed as a teacher in the public schools in this city since the middle of September last, has tendered her resignation to the Secretary of the City Board of Education, and, on Wednesday next, assumes the duties of assistant teacher in the English branches in Dr. HUNT's Female Institute. Miss LENNEBACKER has been employed in the Intermediate Department of the city public schools, having had charge of the school of that grade at Fremont Square. The Board has been perfectly satisfied with the services this lady has rendered, and her labors have doubtless been appreciated by the parents of the pupils placed under her care and tuition. In a word, she succeeded remarkably well in the public schools; is a lady of more than average educational acquirements, and a 1st-rate disciplinarian, and will prove a valuable acquisition to the excellent corps of teachers employed by Dr. HUNT at the Female Institute, where, in addition to the English branches, she will give free lessons in French, drawing, and map drawing.

TRIAL JURORS -- The names of the jurors summoned to be in attendance at the County Court room today are:
George B. HALL
William C. GARNER
Clement DETTEN
Julius PACHE
Jefferson STEELE
William CARTER
Henry ORTMAN, Jr.

THE NAMES of the jurors summoned to be in attendance upon the District Court on Wednesday, May 5th, are as follows:
Mortimer PHELPS
Henry M. PECK

MARIPOSA ITEM -- The 'Gazette' of April 30th says: Andrew RAY, working in the mining claim of Mr. McERLANE, on Whitlock's creek, had his leg broken on Wednesday last by the caving of the bank and rocks. Dr. MARKS set the limb. No further particulars.

>>TUESDAY, 4 MAY 1869<<

-Estate of Lonis or Louis] and Mary JOHN, minors -- E.S. PILSBURY appointed attorney for the minors
-Estate of A.N. FISHER, deceased -- case submitted for final account
-Estate of J.A. BENSON, deceased -- order entered giving the Administrator until Tuesday, 11th instant, to file final account
-Estate of John B. MOULDEN, deceased -- due notice to creditors ordered
-Estate of A. BOWERS, deceased -- same order as above
-Estate of P. MURRAY, deceased -- same order as last above
-Estate of Robert FISHER, deceased -- issued appointing E.S. PILSBURY attorney for legates
-Estate of Guardianship of Helen L. and O.M. CASTLE -- ordered entered confirmation sale of real estate
-Estate of Luther LOCKE, deceased -- decree of settlement of final account and distribution of property, ordered entered
-Estate of Calvis T. BRIGS, deceased -- continued

THE ELECTION YESTERDAY -- A more quiet and peaceable election, than that of yesterday, was probably never before held in Stockton. The main contest centered upon Collector. The vote cast for Mayor last year, was 1136, of which Mr. LANE received 585, or 36 majority; whereas the vote for Mayor this year is 1197, of which Mr. HICKMAN received 646, or 95 majority. The Democratic vote for Mr. HART for Mayor last year was 551, the same Mr. JACKSON receives this year; therefore the increased majority of Mr. HICKMAN over Mr. LANE of 59 votes, is so much Union gain. In 1868, the total vote for Collector was 1134, or two less than for Mayor; this year it is 1199, 2 more than for Mayor. For collector, THRESHER receives 42 more votes than PEYTON received last year; while MALLON received 13 more votes than he did last year. It is a noticeable fact that the vote for the appropriation is the highest, where the Union majorities are largest.

SEVERELY INJURED -- On Saturday last W.C. MERRILL was severely cut and bruised on the face and the flesh of his left hand badly lacerated, by being thrown from a buggy. It appears that the horse ran away and fell, this causing Mr. MERRILL to be thrown from the vehicle. His wounds were dressed by Dr. BROWNE.

PROBABLE SUICIDE -- We glean from the Calaveras 'Chronicle' of May 1st that Mrs. Augustine DIVEGA, an Italian lady formerly resident at Whisky Slide, and who had been recently suffering mental aberration, was discovered on Thursday, April 29th, lying face downward and with life extinct, in a small ditch near the Buckeye. The water in the ditch was but 3 inches deep, and it is presumed that she drowned herself during [illeg] insanity. She was 43 years of age.

DEAD -- Philip L. EDWARDS, a prominent and respected lawyer and pioneer citizen of Sacramento, died at his residence in that city, on Saturday, May 1st, at the age of 56 years. He ran for Congress on the Whig ticket in 1852, but was defeated by Milton S. LATHAM, the Democratic nominee. In 1855 he represented Sacramento county in the lower House of the Legislature, and was the regular caucus nominee of the Whig party for the United States Senate. He was one of the bondsmen of Harry BATES, the defaulting State Treasurer during the administration of J. Neely Johnson, and by his honorable adjustment of his liabilities on the Bates bond, Judge EDWARDS endured considerable pecuniary embarrassment during the latter years of his life. He was a true friend, an excellent neighbor and a high-toned, honorable gentleman.

>>WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 1869<<

SUICIDE -- About [illeg] o'clock yesterday a man named Philip SCHRIA [last letter iffy], employed near the Rural Cemetery, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. Formerly he was an inmate of the Insane Asylum. Deceased was a native of Germany. Coroner Bond took charge of the remains and will inters them this morning at 10 o'clock.

ADMITTED to CITIZENSHIP -- John GRIFFITHS, a native of Wales, was admitted to citizenship yesterday in the District Court on testimony of John SCHRECK and James MANNING.

FROM TRUCKEE -- On Tuesday last at Cedar Pass, 2 men got into a row and a man named Thomas HUDDLESON attempted to pacify them. While so doing one of the parties named MORGAN drew his pistol to shoot the other, but instead shot HUDDLESON through the fleshy part of his thigh. On the same day a drover, called Frank, and another man named ABELS, had an altercation in front of the New Idea saloon, which resulted in the former getting the top of his head blown off by the latter. An old difficulty was the cause.

>>THURSDAY, 6 MAY 1869<<

PERSONAL -- E.F. JONES, formerly a resident of this city, but for several years past the resident partner of the well known firm of Jones & Hewlett in New York City, arrived in Stockton yesterday morning. He was warmly greeted by many old friends.

THE LATE FATAL ACCIDENT at FOLSOM -- The Folsom 'Telegraph,' of May 1st, gives the following version of the accident which led to the death of Mrs. BUGBEY. We give it, trusting that this fatal incident will be the means of preventing other ladies from wearing hoops when riding horseback:

Mr.&Mrs. BUGBEY and a little girl they were rearing, starting from their vineyard (which is distant from Mormon Island about a mile and a half) for Mormon Island to meet the stage, she intending to come to Folsom and BUGBEY to return to the vineyard. She mounted a horse and proceeded leisurely towards the Island, BUGBEY, with the child, walking alongside. When near Mormon Island BUGBEY was a short distance behind and as Mrs. BUGBEY neared SHAFF's house, at Mormon Island, he noticed the horse with its head thrown one side and Mrs. BUGBEY talking to it, and, in a moment, by some means she lost her balance and fell over back, her hoops catching on the pummel of the saddle, leaving her head hanging down. He rushed to her assistance, she in the meantime talking to the horse, which did not then appear to be frightened, and endeavoring to regain her seat, and had almost succeeded, when a gust of wind blew her shawl against the horse and it started, terrified, into a run. BUGBEY hear his wife exclaim, "Oh, Ben! Ben!" which were the last words he ever heard her utter. She struck the ground, and her hoops, being spiral and composed of 1 single wire, stretched out until her body was at times dragged 12 or 15 feet behind the horse, which ran very rapidly for a distance of about 125 yards, when the steel wire broke and she was dashed against a granite rock about a foot square, and when her husband reached her and lifted her on his lap, he saw 1 faint gleam of recognition, when she expired in his arms. Her skull was fractured in 2 places and her body badly bruised.

A SAD OCCURRENCE -- The Russian River 'Flag' of April 29th says: A young lad 12 years old, son of Mr. ARCHAMBEAU, near Geyserville, on last Friday morning, met with a sad accident that will cripple him for life. He had gone to Clear Lake to fish and seeing a couple of ducks within easy distance, he concluded to add roast duck to his dinner dishes. He fired at them, the left barrel of his gun bursting into fragments, tearing off 3 fingers of his right hand, shattering the gunstock into splinters, scattering breech pin, ramrod and locks to the 4 winds. The weapon was literally torn to pieces. Strange to relate, his father, who was by his side and within 1 foot of him, was not injured. Dr. DODSON, of Kelseyville, administered chloroform, and dressed the hand. The little sufferer got into the wagon and rode home, 30 [illeg] safely, and declaring that he felt "fust rate."

>>FRIDAY, 7 MAY 1869<<

MARRIED -- at Live Oaks, near Lockeford, May 6th, by Rev. W.D. BISHOP; John FREEBORNE and Miss Grace CHISHOLM, both of San Joaquin county. [Accompanying the above notice came a bountiful supply of cake and wine. The wine was drank with many wishes for the future welfare of the newly wedded pair, hoping that their love may remain as green as the bows of the oak under which they were joined in wedlock, and their pathway be strewn with flowers as fragrant as adorned the field in which they were married.]

ADMITTED to PRACTICE -- On motion of General BOOKER, yesterday, in the District Count, and upon producing a license from the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Alfred W. ROYSDON, late of New Orleans, was admitted to practice at the bar of said Court. Mr. ROYSDON is a young man said to possess considerable talent.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 6 -- Charles RIZE, a German, committed suicide at his residence on Quincy street, this morning, by hanging himself with a silk scarf. When found, his feet were hanging on the floor. A deep wound in his arm and a quantity of blood in a basin, showed that an attempt at self-destruction had been made by opening a vein. Deceased was an old resident and the loss of $15,000 worth of land in this city, taken from him by a decree of the Court, was the cause of his temporary aberration of mind.

A PATHETIC LETTER -- There is a vast fund of genuine, homely pathos in the following, which was addressed to Postmaster Meek, of Marysville, by Matthew A. HANSON, of Frankfort, Kentucky. It reads as follows:

I am a stranger to you, but am a young lad 18 years old, and beg if you are a humane man you will do me a favor. I wish you would find out for me if there is a man in your city by the name of Peter JOHNSON or Joseph HANSON, who emigrated to the State of California in the year 1854 from Arkansas. He had served in the Mexican and Florida war; he was near 40 years old when he first went there, consequently is no boy now. He was a native of Hamburg, Germany, and he was my father. I was but 4 or 6 months old when he left. My mother afterwards moved to Kentucky and purchased our home there, and in Ohio I went to school until I was 17 years old, when I went to a trade. I have served 1 year in the coach-making business, and intend serving 3 more, then I can set up for myself. In the meantime I will leave no means untried to find my father; not that I expect or desire any help from him, for I am a strong, able-bodied boy, and my trade will be a fortune in itself; besides my mother is able to set me up in stock shop, and all necessary material. But if I could find the old man I might be some help to him in his old days. But if he has another family I would not disturb him in his peace, although I am the oldest son and lawful heir by his 1st wife. But I would like to hear from him, as I feel a love for the father I was too young to know, and I will send him my photograph, which I am vain enough to believe he will be proud to own. The last heard from him he kept a billiard and drinking saloon in Marysville (Cal.), and I fear he may be dead. Now, if you will help me find him, or interest some person there in my behalf to find him, (will pay them any price if they wish, and God will bless them for aiding a young boy to find his old father.) Will you, kind sir, acknowledge the receipt of this letter and tell me if you will help me and forever incur the lasting gratitude of your humble servant.

BROKE HIS ARM -- On Friday, April 30th, near Grass Valley, Albert T. SPENCE was thrown from a load of wood, by the breaking of the hind axle, and broke his left arm near the elbow joint.

OLD WALKER -- Francis CROSBY, of San Francisco, aged 79, intends to travel a-foot from that city to New York, starting from the plaza on the 15th of May.

>>SATURDAY, 8 MAY 1869<<

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 7 -- Mrs. John PATTON died suddenly yesterday at the St. Nicholas Hotel. She arrived on the last steamer from the East and was not known to be sick.

LUCKY -- The Sacramento 'Reporter' of May 4th, says: We are informed that a young man named R. HODGSON, who has for [illeg] years been acting as clerk of the International Hotel, in this city [Sacramento], has received information that he has fallen heir to a legacy of 30,000 pounds, left him by a deceased relative in England. Had this been foreseen how many capital fellows would have cultivated his acquaintance.

SEVERELY INJURED -- H.J. CLAYTON, a resident of San Francisco, was thrown from a buggy in Sonoma county last Wednesday and had several of his ribs broken.

Submitted: 02/02/09

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