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Subject: [CASANJOA] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 4-9 August 1862
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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
4-9 AUGUST 1862
>>MONDAY, 4 AUG 1862<<
DROWNED -- A letter received in this city on
Saturday by Mr. J.B. HOUCHE, dated Stickeen
River, July 9th, states that Mr. Clement VINCENT
of this city was drowned in that river on the
28th of June. A party of 4, consisting of Mr.
VINCENT, Mr. J.D. FISHER, Mr. YARDLEY and Mr.
Louis BERTRAND, all formerly of this city, were
in a boat making their way up the river. They had
proceeded a distance of about 150 miles from the
mouth, on their way to the mines, and were
working the boat through the 1st canyon. Mr.
VINCENT was steering with an oar when he slipped
and fell overboard, the swift, boiling current
taking him under immediately, rendering all
efforts to save him useless. The deceased left
among his effects $412.50, which will be taken
care of and forwarded to his relatives. He was a
native of Edgartown, Mass., aged about 35 years,
and a member of Stockton Lodge, No. 11, I.O.O.F.,
of this city. He came to California in the early
days, returned East and revisited this State some
3 years ago, residing mostly in this city, where
he enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who
knew him. He was a man of exemplary habits, of
strict integrity and rare social qualities.
STABBING AFFAIR -- Two Mexicans known by the
names of FRANCISCO and MARCELLINO, got into a
difficulty yesterday in the rear of a brick store
on Market street, near Hunter, occupied as a
drinking saloon by G. MAGLIO, an Italian. Both
parties were intoxicated and quarrelsome and had
entertained towards each other for some time
past, not the most friendly feelings. MARCELLINO
was stabbed by FRANCISCO in the right side of the
abdomen, the knife (the blade of which was some 6
inches in length), entering a depth of 4 inches.
After committing the act, FRANCISCO made his
escape and was about entering the Phoenix Hotel,
corner of Market and El Dorado streets, when he
was arrested by the jailor, Mr. ALEXANDER. He
made some resistance, but the officer, assisted
by Constable CROFTON, and a Mexican, succeeded in
placing him in jail. Mr. ALEXANDER obtained
possession of the knife, upon which traces of
blood still remain. FRANCISCO has several severe
bruised upon his forehead which he says were
inflicted by MARCELLINO prior to the stabbing.
MARCELLINO was formerly in the employ of Mr.
Henry HODGKINS as a butcher, and is regarded by
the police as an inoffensive man. He was removed
to a house on Hunter street, near Market, where
he was attended by Dr. SPOSATI, who pronounces
the wound as being of such a nature as to give but little hope of his recovery.
3RD REGIMENT -- Colonel CONNORs command arrived
at Fort Churchill on the 1st insant. They will rest there for 1 week.
UNION COUNTY CONVENTION -- The Union County
Convention of San Joaquin county was convened at
the City Hall on Saturday, 2d inst., and was
called to order by T.J. KEYS, Esq. Hon. C.H.
CHAMBERLAIN was chosen as temporary chairman, and
A. STARKWEATHER, Esq., as secretary.
On motion, a Committee on Credentials was
appointed, consisting of Messrs. UNDERHILL,
MOSELEY, THORNLOW, STAMPER and COTTLE. On motion
of Mr. UNDERHILL, the Convention took a recess for 15 minutes.
The Convention being again called to order the
Committee on Credentials reported the following delegates as entitled to seats:
*First Ward -- H.S. SARGENT (M.S. THRESHER,
proxy); W.M. BAGGS, B.W. OWENS, W.H. BRIGGS (Geo.
ARMOR, proxy), S.T. NYE, J.E. McKENZIE (C.O.
BURTON, proxy), W.P. HAZELTON, Geo. E. TABER,
C.O. BURTON, C. SPAULDING (A. THORNDIKE, proxy),
P. GROVES, J.H. BUNKER, George ARMOR, C.T. MEADER, M.L. BIRD, G.H. HATCH
*Second Ward -- E.S. HOLDEN, E.D. KALISHER, L.
HOWARD, H. ARENTS, H.B. UNDERHILL, M.S. THRESHER,
Chas. WITTKOPF, T.W. NEWELL, R.B. LANE (A.
SPERRY, proxy), G.A. SHURTLEFF, Samuel FISHER
(Dr. KELSEY, proxy), F.C. ANDREW (T.R. MOSELEY,
proxy), T. PAIGE (Dr. THORNDIKE, proxy), J.L.
WOODMAN, Geo. W. TYLER, C.G. ERNEST (S.W. SPERRY, proxy)
*Third Ward -- T.J. KEYS, Benjamin POCK, A.J.
COBURN (S.H. BENEDICT, proxy), H.F. HORN, S.H.
BENEDICT, Charles JENKINS (T.K. HOOK, proxy),
T.K. HOOK, D. JOHNSON, J. IVORY, Geo. S. LADD,
J.C. GAGE (G.E. CHILDS, proxy), Geo. E. CHILDS,
C.B. PHELPS (Wm. H. STEARNS, proxy)
*Boston House -- E. CARTWRIGHT, James MARCH (E. BAILEY, proxy), E.N. SPERRY
*Hoerchners -- J.L. BEECHER, E.B. BATEMAN
*Waterloo -- Calvin RALPH, Aylmer DRULLARD (A.B.
COLLINS, proxy), Alfred STARKWEATHER, A. COLLINS
*Wrightmans -- C. CARPENTER, T.R. MOSELEY, Alvero SPERRY
*Hendersons -- Ed. ELLIOTT, M. CHESEBRO
*Woodbridge -- J.M. BURT, S.V. TREDWAY, H.C.
SHATTUCK, D. KELLY, D. DUVAL, H.W. SMITH, H.
DOYLE, R.H. McCRACKEN, W.W. BELVILLE
*Mokelumne City -- Luther SPALDING, Wm. M.
DUNSWERTH (Luther SPALDING, proxy), Henry HALE
*Liberty -- Chas. ASHLEY, Wm. J. HOUSTON, Wm. ALPORT
*Half-Way House -- N.E. TUCK
*Seventeen Mile House -- W.B. STAMPER, C.H. CHAMBERLAIN, L.J. MORROW
*Fifteen Mile House -- Richard WALL (C.W. LEACH,
proxy), W.W. HAYDEN, C.W. LEACH, C.C. RYNERSON, H. THORNLOW, J.S. SMITH
*Orrs Store -- James M. HENDERSON
*Lockeford -- Edwin FOSTER, D.J. LOCKE (Wm.
PRESCOTT, proxy), F.P. HOLDEN, S.P. SABIN
*Polands -- E. WHIPPLE, P.A. ATHERN, Jerry GREEN
*Tuohys -- Augustus GOODHART, I. MUNROE
*French Camp -- G.W. SPERRY, E. EVANS, Henry
MOORE (L.H. MANCHESTER, proxy), L. CAMPBELL, L.A. MANCHESTER
*Kerricks -- Richard WHITMORE
*Fizers -- A.W. BRUSH
*Days -- Mr. CHASE
[appointment of committees followed ]
ACQUITTED -- John A. DAVIS, alias KEIGER, was
tried at Marysville on Saturday last, for the
murder of one MILLS, 12 years ago, and acquitted
of the same. DAVIS is a resident of Sonora, Tuolumne county.
SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH -- August 3 --
-A 5 gallon can of coal oil exploded at the
Summer Street House last night. Mr. BREWSTER,
proprietor and Mrs. BREWSTERs hands and arms were badly burned.
-E. MURPHY, who was shot by James MARTIN on Friday, died last night.
-Hon. G.B TINGLEY, U.S. Land Register, and J.W.
WILDE, of Tallant & Wilde, died suddenly today.
-The Grand Jury yesterday indicted Adrian SAGIEL
for the murder of Jos. MILLER at a house on Pike
street on the 17th of July, and John H. DALEY for gambling at faro.
>>TUESDAY, 5 AUG 1862<<
MORE CUTTING -- A man by name of RICHMOND,
residing in the vicinity of French Camp, was
assaulted by a farm-hand in his employ on
Saturday last. The latter used a knife and
inflicted a slight wound in the back. No arrests
were made and the affair probably ended with the
cutting. RICHMOND is said to have been the party
most at fault in the difficulty.
>>WEDNESDAY, 6 AUG 1862<<
MARRIED -- at Knights Ferry, July 27th, by the
Rev. J.F. WOOD; Dr. Thomas E. LYNAN to Mrs.
Elizabeth MARWIN, of Stanislaus county.
DIED -- in this city, Aug. 4th, Mrs. WAGSTAFF, wife of Joseph WAGSTAFF.
GEO. W. COLEMERE -- This man, indicted for the
murder of his wife in San Francisco, was on
Saturday night found guilty of the offense and will be sentenced accordingly.
DROWNED -- On the 25thh ult., James COLE and
Robert STINSON were drowned while endeavoring to
repair the dam of the Butte Ditch in the
Mokelumne river. They were much respected
citizens of Amador county. Mr. COLE was formerly
from Massachusetts, and STINSON was from Maine.
WM. MALCOLM STEWART, a miner on the Middle Fork
of Feather river, was drowned at Rich Point on
Friday, July 25th, while assisting in making a foot bridge.
INFORMATION WANTED -- Wm. H. DOCK, of West
Chester, Chester county, Pa., desires information
of the whereabouts of his father Levi DOCK, who
came to San Francisco in 1849, where he was
engaged in the lumber business, as one of the
firm, DOCK, YOUNG, SHIPLEY & Co. After
remaining a year he returned to Pennsylvania and
again in 1852, returned to San Francisco, where
he re-entered the lumber trade, and also engaged
in the wholesale grocery and liquor business. His
family have had no direct communication from him
since 1854. Any person knowing aught of his
whereabouts will confer a lasting favor by
dropping a line to his son, Wm. H. DOCK,
Westchester, Chester county, Pa., or to this office.
INCENDIARISM -- It seems probable that the fire
at Murphys last Thursday night was the work of an
incendiary. We are informed that since then the
town was fired at 6 different points in 1 night.
In the house of Peter McNEIVE, a hole was bored
into the dry wood with an auger and fire
inserted. But in every case the flames were
extinguished before material damage was done.
>>THURSDAY, 7 AUG 1862<<
MARRIED -- on Thursday, July 10th, Mr. G.W.
HAVENS to Miss Elizabeth McKAY, both of this city.
DISLOCATION -- Mr. Jabez DAGGETT, whilst
proceeding toward his ranch on the Hogan road,
yesterday afternoon, had his right arm dislocated
by his team running away. Dr. LANGDON was called
and rendered all the surgical attendance necessary.
BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH -- San Francisco, August 6
-- Burning of the Golden Gate near Manzanillo,
July 27th! -- 198 Souls Perished -- Treasure all Lost -- A List of the Saved!
Steamer St. Louis arrived at 5 oclock. On her
arrival at Manzanillo on the 29th July, she
learned that the steamer Golden Gate was burned
on the evening of the 7th July, [date differs
from headline], about 15 miles NW of Manzanillo
harbor. The St. Louis immediately started for the
wreck and fired signal guns, lowered boats and
took all survivors off the shore that could be
found. She brings 78 Golden Gate passengers --
all that are known to be saved. The following is a list of the *saved.*
*First Cabin --
J. WHITING, Jr.
Capt. R.H. PEARSON
Mrs. W.T. GOUGH
J.C. JONGHAUS and wife
S.M. MURPHY and wife
Geo O. McMULLEN
Mrs. D.A. NURSE
Miss A.A. MANCHESTER (8 years old)
Miss E.C. MANCHESTER (5 years old)
F.E. MANCHESTER (3 years old)
G. GIVEN (a boy 2 years old)
GIVEN (a babe 8 weeks old)
*Second Cabin --
Mrs. C.J. ROSS
George FULTON (7 years old)
John or JONES (a boy 4 years old)
Mrs. S. FRANCIS
Jane C. FORSYTH (servant to Mrs. GREEN)
John H. BOOTH (13 years old)
Wm. HAMILTON (B. HOLLIDAYS servant)
Isaac M. GEAR
The following officers were saved:
W.H. HUDSON, Captain
M. NOLAN, 1st Officer
Wm. WADDELL, Chief Engineer
J.K. WOOD, Purser
H. McKINNY, 2nd mate
T.A. BIERLY, 1st assistant engineer
J.G. WHITING, 2nd assistant engineer
And 56 of the crew
One of the Gate boats, containing 22 passengers,
is not heard from, but supposed to have missed
the harbor and landed below. The passengers in
her are not included in the above list. The
origin of the fire is unknown. It burned very
rapidly. The boat was headed for shore soon as
the fire was discovered; but beached 4 miles from
shore, in 25 minutes, the surf running very high.
198 passengers and all the treasure was lost.
LIST of CABIN PASSENGERS by the Golden Gate --
The following is a list of the cabin passengers
who sailed from San Francisco on the Golden Gate:
G.O. McMULLEN, wife and child
Mrs. F.A. GREEN
Rev. C. KEITH
Mrs. C. ADAMS
Mrs. W.T. GOUGH
Chas. F. FOX
Capt. J.W. RICKARD
Mrs. A.E. WALLACE
Mrs. C.A. MORRISON
R. VENNER and wife
Chas. E. THOMAS
Mrs. A. STONE
J.W. GEAR, wife and infant
S. FRANCIS and wife
Miss S.C. BRIAR
Dr. J.V. BODINIER
Miss C.E. COGGSWELL
S. MURPHY and wife
Mrs. B.[?] KARSH and child
D.A. NURSE and wife
Miss MANCHESTER, brother and sister
Mrs. M. LEAVENWORTH and child
J.L. HALSE, wife and child
E.H. FULTON and 4 children
Mrs. C.J. ROSS
Mrs. S.C. BABCOCK and child
>>FRIDAY, 8 AUG 1862<<
AMONG THE SAVED -- A.J. NICHOLS, late clerk of
the Insane Asylum, who was on the Golden Gate at
the time of the late disaster, on the 27th July,
our readers of his acquaintance will rejoice to
learn is among the saved. A.J. GUNNISON, in 1849
a resident of Murphys, Calaveras county, and more
recently editor of the Solano Herald, was also among the saved.
CONVICTED -- We learn by the Mariposa Gazette
of yesterday, that HARRON, indicted for the
homicide of STEDUM, near Millerton, last autumn,
was found gulty of murder in the 2nd degree on
Saturday last. SMITH, who killed SHOEMAKER in
Mariposa county some 3 months ago, was also found
guilty of murder in the 2nd degree. In the latter
case, if our memory serves us correctly, SMITH in
the most outrageous language provoked SHOEMAKER
to an assault, and then, being prepared to kill
him, did so. The case looks like a clear one of
murder in the 1st degree; and it is hardly
possible that SMITH in any other country than this could have escaped hanging.
ATTEMPT at MURDER -- at Lower Rancheria, Amador
county, on Monday, July 28th, one J.W. CADWELL
stabbed Thomas GADD and shot Thomas BEAVER on
account of an old grudge. The wounds inflicted
are severe but not thought to be mortal. CADWELL
ran off and has not yet been arrested. The Amador
Dispatch gives the following description of
him: He is about 28 years of age; light sandy
complexion; reddish hair cut very short; blue
eyes; weighs about 140 pounds, if 5 feet and 8 or
9 inches in hight, and went away with a bruise over his mouth.
THROWN FROM a HORSE -- The Mariposa Gazette
says J.G. BELL, formerly a resident of that
place, was thrown from his horse on the Lower
Mariposa, Friday, the 1st instant, and had his
collar bone broken, beside sustaining other injuries.
DROWNED -- A son of Thomas WILBURN, between 5 and
6 years of age, residing on Second and O streets,
Sacramento, while passing from a barge on a
plank, fell into the river and was drowned, on the 4th inst.
FATAL ACCIDENT -- Michael BROWN, a native of
Donegal, Ireland, was killed near San Antonio,
Calaveras county, on the 2nd inst., by the
falling of a heavy timber, from the frame-work of
a new flume which the miners were erecting there.
Deceased had lived for many years in Calaveras.
BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH -- San Francisco, August 7 --
LIST of the *LOST* on the GOLDEN GATE --
*First Cabin --
Mrs. G.O. McMULLEN, infant and servant
J. WHITNEYs servant
E. FLINT, of Holliday & Flint
H.J. DEUCHIA and niece
Mrs. A.F. GREEN and infant
Rev. C. KEITH, a returning missionary from China
Mrs. Cyrus ADAMS and infant
Mrs. Harriett HORTON
Dr. J.V. BODINIER
Mrs. C.E. COGGSWELL
Mrs. B. KARSH and 2 children
Mrs. WRIGHT and child
Mrs. C.A. MORRISON
J. CRAMER, wife and infant
Henry GERNSTUNG, wife and child
*Second Cabin --
Mrs. LEAVENWORTH and child
J.L. HALSE, wife and child
E.H. FULTON and 3 children (1 child saved)
Mrs. S. BABCOCK and infant
Mrs. A. STONE
Mrs. E. SCOTT
Mrs. J.W. GEAR and infant
Miss J.C. BRIAR
Mrs. G. BARBER
R. VENNOR and wife
A. SMITH, wife, sister & 4 children
Mrs. Mary CLARK
Miss A. CHAMBERS
P.W. BRACEY (colored)
The following passengers are missing:
E. LEVINE and servant
Capt. J.W. RICHARD, wife & 2 children
The following of the officers and crew are *lost or missing*:
Henry W. JONES, Surgeon
Timothy OBRIEN, 3rd assistant engineer
S. JONES, water tender
John CUNNINGHAM, fireman
Wm. McKENZIE, fireman
Wm. DENNY, fireman
Thos SMITH, fireman
Geo ODGEN, coal passer
Frank MARLEY, coal passer
Henry BADEN, coal passer
Mike KEEGAN, coal passer
Geo SMITH, coal passer
Henry JOHNSON, mess boy
Charles COGG, carpenter
Wm. LOW, sailor
Edward DOUGLAS, sailor
Samuel DOWLING, sailor
A. HENNESSEY, sailor
Tom KALEY, sailor
Thomas KEITH, sailor
S.K. VALENTINE, 2nd steward
Ben STROBEL, pantry man
Bernard McCUNE, 2nd pantry man
Henry SCHAFFER, 2nd porter
R. PINE, waiter
J. JOHNSON, waiter
C. MILLER, waiter
A. FERRIS, waiter
P.H. SULLIVAN, waiter
Wm. CARREY, waiter
Thomas BOLSTER, waiter
William MORRISON, waiter
Martin OWEN, waiter
John Brown SEENE, 1st cook
John PETERSON, cook
Geo. ROSE, cook
Sam BURRIS, cook
Chas. BELFORD, working passage
The missing boat was in command of the 3rd
officer, SCOTT. Purser WOOD thinks there were not
any women in it. He and Captain PERSON hope it
will yet be heard from. Think there is a point 40
miles below Manzanillo where they might land
through the surf. The coast though desolate, is
not entirely uninhabited. The missing boat had,
some say, 18, some say nearly 28 in it. The next
steamer hence stops at Manzanillo. $1,400,727 in
treasure is lost. Captain HUDSON thinks it
impossible to recover it, as the ship is beached
in quicksand. The underwriters will send a vessel immediately.
Nathaniel GRAY, Undertaker, sends a messenger to
Manaznillo by the next steamer to bring back all
the bodies he can find, for interment on American soil.
>>SATURDAY, 9 AUG 1862<<
BIRTH -- in this city, Aug. 8th, to the wife of A.C. BENTYHOFF, of a daughter.
MARRIED -- in Wilbraham, Mass., June 19th, Mr.
C.G. STARKWEATHER, formerly of Stockton, to Miss
Sophie W. MERRICK, of the former place.
MARRIED -- at Snellings, Aug. 3d, Mr. Asahel C.
MORLEY to Miss Harriet McDONALD.
MARRIED -- at Sonora, July 31st, Mr. John
MUNDORF, of Sonora, to Miss Elizabeth KLEIN, recently from New York.
PACIFIC HOTEL -- Mr. Chas. H. HOUCHE has disposed
of his interest in the Pacific Hotel to Messrs.
SEDGWICK & WOOD, who will hereafter conduct the
same. Mr. HOUCHE left yesterday for his home in the Eastern States.
LUNATICS -- On Thursday officer SAULSBURG, of San
Francisco, brought 5 insane persons to the Insane
Asylum. Their names are Patrick McKENNA, Alvah A.
BURR, Newman A BROWN, C. TRASCHMANN and John BONER.
BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH -- San Francisco, Aug. 8 --
-Further from the Golden Gate Disaster -- J.M.
MURPHY, the man who saved GIVEN, says he saw M.
BLANCO, J. PAJARO, MARANA and G. BRUSO, who were
reported lost yesterday. $525 was collected
yesterday for the MANCHESTER children, for the
purpose of helping the children to New York. This
was done, understanding that the mother is dead.
The father, who lives at San Juan, had expended
(it was supposed) all his money to pay the
passage. It is stated, however, that the father
of the children is in good circumstances. He will
be here tonight. The act was unauthorized by him.
-Michael REESE has dug a ditch across the
Presidio road, near Larken street, on one of the
Broderick lots, so that teams cannot pass. The
people living beyond that point are much incensed.
-This afternoon, while Mrs. HASBROOK was stepping
from an omnibus, her hoops caught in the steps
and she was thrown to the ground violently. The
omnibus started before the driver was aware of her position.
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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