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Subject: [CASANJOA] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 27-31 October 1862
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 14:07:26 -0700
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
27-31 OCTOBER 1862
>>MONDAY, OCT 27 1862<<
CHANGE of PROPRIETORSHIP -- It will be seen by
reference to our advertising columns that Dr. Wm.
JONES, of Murphys, has purchased all the right
and interest of T.J. MATTESON in the livery
stable at that place and intends to conduct the same as usual.
FAILURE of R.S. BATES -- The reported failure of
R.S. BATES on Saturday morning astonished
everybody. He was esteemed one of the firmest
commission traders in the city. The report was at
first discredited, but turned out to be too well
founded. By the assignment and schedules filed,
it appears that his indebtedness is $22,195; assets, $17,475.
NEW PAPER -- We have received the 1st number of
the Quincy Union, a very neat paper published
at Quincy, Plumas county, by the Plumas Printing
company, and edited by John R. BUCKBEE. It is
well got up and is filled with interesting matter.
>>TUESDAY, 28 OCT 1862<<
BIRTH -- at Mokelumne Hill, Oct. 10th, to the wife of Thos. PAUL, of a son.
BIRTH -- at Columbia, Oct. 18th, a daughter of Mr.&Mrs. Daniel FRAZIER.
BIRTH -- at Shaws Flat, Oct. 24th, a daughter to
Mr.&Mrs. WILLIS. [Transcriber note -- this is the
birth notice of Carrie WILLIS, niece of my
gr-grandmother, Lucy SHIRLEY. Parents are Thomas
N. WILLIS and Vinna J. SHIRLEY WILLIS.]
MARRIED -- at SMITHs Ranch, Calaveras county,
Oct. 11th, Mr. N.H. SULLIVAN to Mrs. Mary SMITH.
MARRIED -- at West Point, Oct. 23d, Mr. Louis
NOLLE to Mrs. Josephine LEIGEOIRS.
DIED -- at West Point, Oct. 21st, Andrew J. HUNT,
aged about 35 years, formerly of Illinois.
DIED -- at Jenny Lind, Sept. 30th, Mr. John HAMMOND, aged 47 years.
NEARLY a FATAL ACCIDENT -- On Friday last R.W.
RUSSELL, of San Andreas, was thrown from his
buggy, and so severely injured that for several
days his life was despaired of, though he is now
much better and considered quite out of danger.
Mr. RUSSELLs wife and child, together with a
gentleman acquaintance, were in the buggy with him, but escaped uninjured.
BREAKING JAIL -- Last evening, about 7 oclock, 2
noisy individuals, respectively named William
HUMPHREY and John SMITH, were arrested by
officers Myers, White and Deputy Chief of Police
Boyce, for hurrahing in the streets for Jeff.
DAVIS and the Southern Confederacy and disturbing
the peace generally, and were lodged in the city
prison. These notables came very near escaping,
and had it not been that Mr. ALEXANDER happened
to be on hand, as he always is, the fellows would
undoubtedly have cut their way through the brick
wall of the prison. Under the grated window they,
in but a short time, tore away as many was 2
wheel-barrow loads of brick, and had they not
been opportunely discovered at work they would
soon have succeeded in gaining the yard. The
walls of the city prison are not sheeted with
iron, neither are the sills of the windows
secured with iron plates. With nothing but their
hands -- which must be rather tough -- they had
succeeded in tunneling half through the wall,
when Mr. ALEXANDER fortunately discovered their
operations. They were at once removed to more
secure quarters, where it would require each
finger to be a file and each fist a mallet to
enable them to cut their way to liberty.
PROBATE COURT --
-Estate of Patrick ONEIL, deceased; letters of
administrated to Ann ONEIL on her giving bonds
in the sum of $1000. Thos. CALDWELL, J.C. BYERS
and --- CARR appointed appraisers.
-Estate of T. HOPKINS, deceased; letters of
administration granted to J.H. TONE, upon his
filing bond of $500. Andrew HARRIS, Joseph H.
COLE and Samuel BROADMAN were appointed appraisers.
-Estate of J.A. BENSON, deceased; order that
Administrator file a final account at November term of Court.
-Guardianship of Alvin F. ELIOTT, a minor;
guardian ordered to file annual account next term.
-Estate of James KERRICK, deceased; administrator
ordered to file final account next term.
-Estate of Henry KANE, deceased; continued by consent
-Estate of Clement VINCENT, deceased; petition to
sell personal and real property filed and ordered
that proper notices be given on hearing of same.
FINE FOWLS -- We noticed in the market place
yesterday, in possession of R.S. JOHNSON,
beautiful specimens of Japanese bantams. This
breed of fowls were imported last year by Mayor
HOLDEN and Mr. JOHNSON, at a cost of $50 a pair.
Those we saw were not for sale, but were on their
way to Mr. JOHNSONs residence. Mr. J. says that
a cross between these bantams and the true game
chicken, produces a beautiful variety of fowls,
plump as the English pheasant, with plumage of
remarkably rich hues. These bantams -- full grown
-- are not much larger than a mountain quail,
with eyes remarkably brilliant and large. They
are not feathered on the legs like the German
bantam, and when they walk the feathers of their
wings trail on the ground, and the tail of the
rooster lies along his back like a grey squirrels when it is running.
SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Oct. 27 --
-Henry McGREGOR, of Marin county, was arrested on
a charge of forgery. He denies the charge.
-A boy named FYKES stabbed about her, at North Beach. Not dangerous.
-Dennis CARROLL beat a Kanaka nearly to death with an iron bar last night.
EXPLOSION at SAN FRANCISCO -- The boiler of the
National Flouring Mill, on the south side of
Market street, opposite Sansome, San Francisco,
exploded at 11 oclock on Saturday morning. The
boiler stood in a shed at the rear of the mills,
and this was all blown to atoms; a part of the
brick wall of the mill was knocked down, and
several horses in an adjoining stable were either killed or badly hurt.
The men killed, or badly injured, are:
-Samuel ROBB, a wood turner, killed
-Charles MILLER, an engineer in employ at the mills, killed
-Henry COOPER, an engineer, reported killed
-Timothy MONAGHAN, believed to be killed
-Theodore KELLY, very badly injured
-Mrs. COLLINS, struck by a brick and very severely hurt
-Kate OREGAN, a child, had a hole cut in her cheek
-It is believed that a man named MANNING, who was
seen in the mill a moment before the explosion, is also buried amid the ruins.
>>WEDNESDAY, 29 OCT 1862<<
MARRIED -- at Red Bluffs, Monday, Oct. 28, Mr. L.
WOOLFE to Miss Bertha BRAUNSTEIN, both of Stockton.
WM. M. DENIG -- This gentleman has purchased all
the right and interest in the Pony Express,
running from San Andreas to the several towns and
mining settlements within 10 miles of that place.
He carries letters, papers, packages, etc., and
his line is a great accommodation to central
Calaveras. We wish his enterprise eminent success.
UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT -- As the heavy 14-mule team
of Mr. FREDERICK was proceeding along Weber
avenue at the end of Hunter street bridge, the
leading mules so suddenly wheeled to the left, in
the direction of their stables, that the driver
was unable to check them before the front wagon
was thrown over into the slough.
Three heavy wagons were joined together, each
loaded with groceries and general merchandise for
the mines -- the whole consisting of 10 tons of
freight; but only the front, the largest wagon,
containing probably about 5 tons, fell over the
bridge. The wagon was completely capsized and a
portion of the goods submerged in the stagnant
water which stands about 3 feet deep.
Only the 2 wheel animals were in the least
injured, and those only slightly. Fortunately for
the driver he had dismounted from the wheel mule
which he rides, and had run to turn the leaders
back into the line which he wished to travel,
before the wagon went down, carrying with it the
mule he rode. The right side wheel animal was
saved from falling over after the other, in
consequence of having become entangled between
the pole of the wagon and side of the bridge --
the point of the pole having rested on the edge
of the planking, and its length lying across the
angle of the corner of the street and bridge. The
running part of the wagon was badly broken;
coupling pole and bolts were sundered, but
otherwise no serious damage was done.
A similar accident occurred near the same spot a
year ago. The depth from the level of the street
to the bottom of the water we would judge to be
about 12 feet. At the time of the accident, a Mr.
PRATT, who resides about 7 miles from this city,
on the Hogan road, was proceeding with his team
of 2 horses, along the street, at the
intersection of Main street and Weber Avenue,
close to Mr. FREDERICKs team, when in order to
render assistance he hastily left his own team
alone, which took advantage of the opportunity to
run away. They started furiously along Hunter
street, wheeling up Main, surging from side to
side like a rudder-less ship on a spring tide.
The horses ran well, and the lumber flew from the
wagon attached to them like what chips of
shingles might be supposed to do in a tornado.
Stockton has been lucky once more in not losing human life.
>>THURSDAY, 30 OCT 1862<<
BIRTH -- in Mariposa, Oct. 24th, to the wife of J.G. SCHOLAR, of a son.
DIED -- in Hornitos, Oct. 20th, Mr. John PHILLIPS, aged 64 years.
DIED -- in Quartzburg, Mariposa county, Oct. 23d,
Mr. William CARDWELL, aged 47 years.
SHOOTING AFFRAY -- A shooting affray occurred
yesterday morning about 3 oclock at the
intersection of Centre street and the Levee,
where the work of the bullets can be seen on the
casing of NICHOLS saloon and restaurant.
It appears that a Mexican was taking a drink in
the Helvetia saloon, on the Levee, when he was
assaulted by a man named John McNABB, who struck
the Mexican in the mouth. The Mexican, who, as it
appeared in testimony, had a small knife in his
hand, struck back, when the following scene
occurred, described by the Deputy Chief of
Police, who arrested McNABB and another man named
John DAILEY, who also figured in the affray.
The statement of the officer who arrested them,
before the Police Court, which was substantiated
by several witnesses, tells the story. He stated
on oath that on yesterday morning about 3
oclock, he was near FISHERs stage office in
this city. The 1st thing that attracted his
attention was John McNABB striking at a Mexican.
Did not know whether McNABB had anything in his
hand or not. The Mexican struck back, and then
ran into the back part of the house or yard. John
DAILEY followed the Mexican. Afterwards he heard
2 shots fired in the back yard; afterwards went to the door.
The Mexican ran out of the door of the house.
Arrested the Mexican after he had run round into
the back of a house on Centre street. John DAILEY
and John McNABB rushed around the corner, each
having a pistol in his hand. DAILEY and McNABB
both said, Shoot the son of a b---h. He then
put the Mexican in charge of a Mr. NICHOLS, the
keeper of a saloon and coffee house.
Officer then caught DAILEY at the time McNABB
pointed a pistol at the Mexican. The balls passed
through the window. He then let go of DAILY
[spelled 2 ways] and caught McNABB and threw him
against the window of FISHERs stage office.
DAILY then pointed a pistol at the officers head
and said: Let go of him, you son of a b---h,
while he had hold of McNABB and DAILEY. McNABB
shot twice in succession into the door of NICHOLS house.
The officer then called help and took the parties
to jail. John McNABB had a cut in his neck.
McNABB stated to the Police court, in explanation
of his shooting, that he thought he was murdered
when he received the cut in his neck from the
Mexican, and he wanted to have *some*
satisfaction before he died. He still lives.
JUDGE CREANOR ARRESTED -- We learn that Constable
CHILDS arrested Judge CREANOR yesterday for
obstructing the road known as the Overheiser
road, in the direction of the Waterloo House.
Some time ago Road Overseer NELSON was directed
by the Board of Supervisors to open the road
which then had been closed by Judge CREANOR, and
it has been a matter of contention between the
Board and the Judge ever since. Within a few days
the Judge employed hands to close it up again,
hence the arrest. A legal rumpus will, from
appearances, be a matter of certainty.
PIANO TUNING -- Mr. RAFALSKY, of San Francisco,
has arrived in this city and is awaiting orders
at the book-store of Kierski & Bro., to put
pianos or any other musical instrument in perfect condition.
LIBERATED -- Henry HAMILTON, editor of the Los
Angeles Star, who was imprisoned at Alcatraz
for seditious writing, has been liberated after
taking the oath, and giving bonds for future loyalty to the Government.
NOTARIES -- Governor STANFORD has appointed John
J. STODDARD, of Copperopolis, a Notary Public for
Calaveras county, and Edward McKINLEY, for Tulare.
>>FRIDAY, 31 OCT 1862<<
DIED -- at Slab Ranch, Calaveras county, Oct.
27th, Frank, son of John B. and Juliet MASONIA, aged 2 years, 7 months.
SAD and FATAL ACCIDENT -- Wm. RICHARDS, of
Washington Flat, Calaveras county, writes us
under date of Oct. 28th, that on the preceding
night a little boy named Frank, son of an Italian
lady and gentleman, residing at Slab Ranch, was
accidentally precipitated from the door step into
a vessel filled with boiling milk, by which he
was scalded so severely that he died in a few
hours. The names of the parents are MASONIA. The child was nearly 3 years old.
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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