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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: May 17-22, 1869

Date: May 1869

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 17 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- in Visalia, May 4th, to the wife of Dr. J.E. BENN, of a daughter.

BIRTH -- in Visalia, May 4th, to the wife of A.A. BROWN, of a son.

MARRIED -- in Sonora, May 9th, C.S. STANFORD to Rosa HENDRICKS, both of Sonora.

DIED -- in this city, Sunday evening, May 16th, Mary Alice, infant daughter of H.M. and Louise B. FANNING. [The funeral will take place from the residence of the parents on Weber avenue this (Monday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.]

DIED -- in Bangor, Maine, March 17th, Mrs. Mary HURLEY, a native of Castletown, County of Cork, Ireland, aged 73 years, mother of D.J. HURLEY, of Springfield, Tuolumne county.

DIED -- at James' ranch, Mariposa county, May 10th, Annie, infant daughter of M.C. and Elizabeth HUGHES.

DIED -- near Summerville, Tuolumne county, May 6th, George M., only son of A.H. and S.A. DEXTER, aged 4 years, 6 months.

DIED -- on Upper Kings river, April 13th, Samuel S. HYDE, in the 52d year of his age.

DIED -- in Visalia, May 5th, L.W. BRADFORD, aged 34 years.

DIED -- in Visalia, May 6th, Mrs. Abegail BINGHAM, aged 55 years.

GRAND JURORS -- The following is a list of the Grand Jurors drawn for the May term of the County Court and summoned to appear at 10 o'clock a.m. Monday, May 17th:
T.N. BENTON
John ENGLAND
A.C. MERRILL
J.W. BUNKER
Eben STODDARD
John HUSSEY
Benjamin SNOW
N.C. CULVER
Samuel ELDRIDGE
J.H. FISHER
James EDWARDS
R.G. BROWNELL
J. BUTTERLY
Thomas B. DAY
C.D. NEEDHAM
W.B. HARP
William R. TAYLOR
H. KULLMAN
C.R. EATON
James BACHMAN
Jacob SUTHERLAND
James TURNER
Orrin BAILEY
H.C. SHATTUCK
John A. McCLOUD
I.R. WILSON
Zenas CROWELL
W.A. YOUNG
Daniel CASEY
A.B. FARLEY

STOCKTON TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION -- A meeting of printers was held in Parker's Hall, May 16th, at 10 o'clock a.m. and an organization effected under the name and title of "Stockton Typographical Union." The following are the names of the officers:
A.M. SWANEY, President
H.M. CLAYES, 1st Vice President
C.A. COLBY, 2nd Vice President
Wm. M. DENIG, Secretary
L.C. STILLEY, Treasurer
John BENNETT, Sergeant-at-Arms
Directors -- M.M. GLENN, J.L. RICE, F. OSORIO, George B. CROWELL, C.W. BRUNTON
Members of the organization -- A.M. SWANEY, H.M. CLAYES, C.A. COLBY, W.M. DENIG, John BENNETT, M.M. GLENN, C.W. BRUNTON, James L. RICE, F. OSORIO, Geo. B. CROWELL, Pope MOUNTJOY, Wm. L. DAVIS, C.M. HARRISON, C.T. MACY, C.W. CLAYES

MONEY FOR MRS. SMITH -- Yesterday, Patrick HOFFERMAN delivered at this office the sum of $107, subscribed in the neighborhood of Waterloo, to aid the widow and orphans of the late James SMITH of Copperopolis.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 16 --
-A man named F.H. BAULSH, a native of Germany, died suddenly yesterday at his residence on the corner of Fillmore and Turk streets. A vial of strychnine found on his table causes suspicion of suicide.
-Col. Christopher FALLON, who was on the staff of General COBB, many years ago, and one of the pioneers of California, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock at No. 16, Moss street, from apoplexy.
-Jane ROUSOE was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging her with the crime of bigamy, sworn to by Jos. ROUSOE.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- A farmer named J.F. BARRY, of Dry creek, Yuba county, was thrown while lassoing cattle and his hip broken.

>>TUESDAY, 18 MAY 1869<<

DIED -- in Windsor, Maine, April 15th, Miss Mary Golethwaite COTTLE, aged 34 years, sister to Melville COTTLE, of this city.

COUNTY COURT --
-The list of Grand Jurors and Benjamin SNOW and N.C. CULVER excused for cause.
-The following gentlemen were impaneled as a Grand Jury:
J. HUSSEY; Foreman
T.N. BENTON
J. ENGLAND
A.C. MERRIL
J.W. BUNKER
E. STODDAR
S. ELDRIDGE
J. EDWARDS
R.G. BROWNELL
T.B. DAY
C.D. NEEDHAM
H. KULLMAN
E.R. EASTON
James BACHMAN
J. SUTHERLAND
The Jury were charged by the Court and retired.

PROBATE --
-Estate of T. SMELLINGBERG, deceased; taken under advisement
-Estate of F.L. GURNSEY, deceased; final account approved and allowed
-Estate of J.A. BENSEN, deceased; hearing of final account continued

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 17 -- Captain James DEVOE, an old resident and for many years senior partner in the firm of Devoe, Dinsmore & Co., machinists, died at 2 o'clock this morning from a paralytic attack.

SHOCKING ACCIDENT -- The 'Union' of May 15th says: We learn that while the up freight train was leaving the depot at Colfax night before last, one Michael SULLIVAN attempted to get upon one of the cars but missed his hold, fell to the track and was run over. One of his legs was cut off close to the hip and the other horribly crushed.

IN ILL REPUTE -- On Saturday, May 15th, George W. JENKINS was tried for embracery by trying to bribe a juror named Silas WILCOX, and acquitted. Testimony of dozens were introduced to prove that WILCOX has been convicted of malfeasance in office in Stanislaus and was not worthy of belief under oath.

MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR -- The 'Alta' of May 15th says: "A very strange death occurred yesterday morning. A week ago yesterday, Bernard McKEON, for a number of years clerk in Donohoe, Kelly & Co.'s bank, went to the theater in company with John T. McGEOGHEGAN, also an employe in the bank. After the theater was out the 2 walked about and during the night drank very freely. They separated at a very late hour, the latter gentleman going to his residence at the Mission, the former also intending to go home. At a very early hour the next morning, McKEON was found lying in the hall-way of his sister's residence, No. 811 Jackson street, where he also resided. He was taken insensible to bed and medical aid sent for. It was found that he had received a severe beating about the head and also on different parts of his body. He lingered until yesterday morning, when he expired. From the time he was taken to his bed until his death he never spoke a word, and nothing is known in what manner he received his injuries or how he was brought into the house."

KILLED by the KICK of a HORSE -- The Shasta 'Courier' says that at Adams' Ferry, Sacramento river, on Saturday, May 8th, John RINGER was kicked in the stomach by a horse, and died a few hours afterward from the effects of the injuries received. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years.

>>WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- in this city, May 17th, to the wife of V. VASYNER, of a daughter.

>>THURSDAY, 20 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- in this city, May 16th, to the wife of K. HODGE, a son.

MARRIED -- in Columbia, by Rev. J.M. CAMPBELL; Wm. H. TREDWAY, of Woodbridge, and Miss Mary A. RING, late of Illinois.

MARRIED -- in Elliott Township, May 12th, by Rev. A.A. GUERNSEY; Samuel L. BAIRD and Miss Lucy J. CARD.

PAINFUL CASULATY -- Yesterday morning, little W---[3 letters illeg], aged 4 years, son of Wm. INGLIS, narrowly escaped instant death, the wheel of a loaded dump-cart passing over his shoulder, neck, face and arm. The little fellow sustained a very severe injury on the shoulder, had his collar bone badly fractured, received a somewhat dangerous bruise on the head behind the ear, had a deep gash cut on his face, and his left arm broken above the wrist. The cart was loaded with earth, or manure, which was being hauled into the lot upon which stands Mr. INGLIS' dwelling. Although the injuries are very severe and painful strong hopes are entertained that they will not result fatally. Drs. HUDSON & STOCKTON were called to the aid of the little sufferer.

SUDDEN DEATH -- The Grass Valley 'National' says that a man named Peter THOMPSON, who for some time past has resided on a ranch on the McCourtney road, living alone, was found last Sunday afternoon in his door-yard, dead and cold. No marks of violence were found on his person, and as he had been trouble with heart disease, the inference is that he died from that cause.

A DUEL -- The Shasta 'Courier' of the 15th instant says: A difficulty, which has been brewing for some time past between Lemuel WILLIAMS and a man named KINNEY, culminated on Friday last in a regular duel at JOHNSON's ranch, in this county [Shasta]. The weapons used were rifle and shotgun, distance about 100 yards. KINNEY generously requested his adversary to take the "first pop," and the request was at once complied with. Taking deliberate aim, WILLIAMS fired his rifle, and at the report KINNEY fell to the ground. He soon raised himself into a sitting posture, however, and fired at WILLIAMS, but without effect, although the gun was heavily loaded with buckshot and slugs. After the firing of the 2nd shot hostilities were suspended and the result of the battle investigated by the spectators. Examination showed that the ball had passed through KINNEY's thigh, about 3 inches above the knee, severely fracturing the bone.

>>FRIDAY, 21 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- in this city, May 20th, to the wife of A. GALL, of a son.

A CHILD INSTANTLY KILLED -- Kate Florence MYERS, 8 years old, was instantly killed on Washington street, San Francisco, by a fire engine running over her which was being driven at a very rapid rate to a fire. She was returning from school at the time and attempted to run across the street in front of the horses, when she was knocked down and both wheels passed over her body. Her head was badly crushed, apparently by the hoof of one of the horses. When picked up she was dead. She was the daughter of H. MYERS, a pawn-broker on Kearny street.

HORRIBLE TRAGEDY -- On Thursday, May 13th, William DELEHANTY, a resident of Gibsonville, Sierra county, struck his wife with a hatchet on the head, the blow felling her to the ground, and then struck her again, inflicting frightful wounds, and supposing her dead he cut his own throat with a razor and died almost instantly. Domestic trouble is assigned as the occasion of the double tragedy.

>>SATURDAY, 22 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- near Crow's Landing, Stanislaus county, May 15th, to the wife of Alexander C. HUTTON, of a son.

MARRIED -- in San Francisco, May 20th, by Rev. Dr. COX; Charles W. RICKEY to Miss Caroline A. [1st 3 letters illeg]NULL.

DIED -- in this city, May 21st, infant son of Israel and Maggie ROLF, aged 1 months, 27 days. [Funeral will take place from the residence of the parents, corner of Washington and Grant streets, today at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]

DISTRICT COURT -- Clarinda PAYNE vs. Thomas PAYNE - decree of divorce entered

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WHERE ARE THEY? -- Yesterday Mayor HICKMAN received the following letter:
"Chicago, April 30, 1869
To the Mayor of Stockton -- Dear Sir: My father, Wm. L. PERRY, left Haywood county, Tennessee and went to California in 1848. He has lived in Marysville, Sacramento and Stockton. We have heard nothing from him since the beginning of the war of 1861. If you can find out anything about him please advise me, and you will confer a very great favor upon,
Yours truly,
Jno. H. PERRY
Please address me care of Northwestern Railroad Company, Chicago."

The following was received by Sheriff Mills:
"Scullyville county C.E. (?) [as written], April 19, 1869
Sheriff of Stockton, California
I write you for information in regard to my ---- who went to California in 1859. His name is Silas B. WARD.
Your obedient servant,
Jeremiah WARD."
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BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 21 --
-A terrible domestic tragedy occurred at 10 1/2 o'clock today, at the Pacific Melodeon building on Kearny street. Jas. BENNETT was fined $50 for beating his wife some few days since and offered in extenuation that she had been performing as a vocalist in the Pacific Melodeon contrary to his wishes. After that they separated. This morning he went to the room of the young woman with whom his wife was living; not finding her in, he sent for her. On her coming he requested that their little daughter should be brought in. Shortly after he drew a revolver and threatened to shoot Mrs. BENNETT, who rushed from the room. He fired at her, the ball lodging in the door. She ran down the hall, screaming for help, and he fired 3 more shots, 1 taking effect in her right leg. She fell, and BENNETT supposing her killed, placed the pistol at his head and fired. The bullet shattered the skull on the right side but did not touch the brain. He is still unconscious and cannot live. One of the shots fired in the hall entered a room adjoining, burying itself in the clothing of a bed containing a sick woman, Mrs. BUTLER. Mrs. BENNETT's wound is not dangerous.
-Coroner's jury in the case of the death of an infant of Mrs. HYLTON, returned a verdict last night of death from insufficient nourishment and want of care.
-A boy named CASCART, 12 years old, fell a distance of 60 feet over an embankment on Telegraph Hill last night, tearing the scalp off the right side of his head and injuring him so that recovery is doubtful.

SUICIDE -- From the San Jose 'Mercury' we learn the following: Julius WALTER committed suicide at the New York Exchange in this city [San Jose], on Monday morning last by shooting himself through the head. His body was not discovered until the day following. He was a well appearing man and had recently been honorably discharged from Government service at Alcatraz. No cause is assigned for the rash act.


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