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Subject: [CASANJOA] Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA -- 1-8 November 1862
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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
1-8 NOVEMBER 1862
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>>SATURDAY, 1 NOV 1862<<

MARRIED -- in Sonora, Oct. 26th, Mr. George ANDREWS to Miss Mary BRESLIN.

DIED -- at Sonora, Oct. 30th, Samuel WAMPLER, in the 29th year of his age.

DIED -- at Sonora, Oct. 28th, William GRAY, aged 46 years, a native of England.

DEAD -- The Sonora ‘Flag’ says: “The unfortunate
man GRAY, so frightfully injured while working in
a mining claim, the particulars of whose case we
published last week, died in Dr. PHELP’s
hospital, shortly after having one of his legs
amputated. The shock to the unfortunate man’s
system, was too great to admit of his rallying. He died on Monday evening.

DARING ROBBERY in COLUMBIA -- On Saturday night
the store of Mr. DONNELLY, on the south side of
Main Gulch, was broken open, and some 20 bags of
rice, a chest of tea, and sundry other articles stolen.

PASS HIM ALONG -- The Sonora ‘Flag’ says: “Mr.
J.F. BAKER, who resides at Big Oak Flat, after
taking the paper for a year, flatly refuses to
pay for it, because it is too loyal for his tastes.”

NOTICE -- I hereby appoint Wm. W. HATCH my agent,
who is authorized to transact business in my name, from this date.
Geo. H. HATCH

>>MONDAY, 3 NOV 1862<<

BIRTH -- at Murphys, Oct. 31st, to the wife of E.M. STRANGE, of a daughter.

ATTENTION, UNION GUARD! You are hereby ordered to
meet at your Armory This (Monday) Evening, Nov.
3d, at 7 ½ o’clock for Drill. Every member will
be expected to be present, as business of
importance to the Company will be transacted.
By order, J.H. GILMORE, Captain
W.R. SAVAGE, Orderly Sergeant

ASSAULT -- On Saturday evening, after the races
were over, a difficulty occurred between Capt.
John McMULLEN and others, at the race track, when
one of the parties assaulted the other, which
resulted in Mr. McMULLEN being severely cut and
bruised about the head. We are unable to state
who was the assaulting party, as some have it
that McMULLEN was the first to strike, while
others say that a wanton and groundless assault
was made upon him. We have neither learned the
true case of the difficulty, nor the names of the
other party. Capt. McMULLEN was one of the judges of the races.

OPENING PARTY -- On the occasions of opening his
new house, 4 miles from Stockton, on the lower
Sacramento road, Mr. C.P. MURPHY will give a
social party, free to all, on Saturday evening next.

>>TUESDAY, 4 NOV 1862<<

BIRTH -- at Table Mountain Villa, Calaveras
county, Nov. 1st, to the wife of Francis McKENZIE, of a daughter.

BIRTH -- at Columbia, Oct. 28th, to the wife of Allen McDONALD, of a daughter.

FIRE in VOLCANO -- A fire occurred at Volcano,
Amador county, on Friday last, by which the
following named property was destroyed:
The St. George Hotel
FREIDENBERG’s Saloon and Bakery
G. SPOHN’s butcher shop
JEROME’s livery stable
TROTTER’s dwelling
H. HANFORD’s tin, copper and sheet iron manufactory and stove store
Dr. BAILEY’s office
JOHNSON’s boot and shoe shop
Total loss, estimated by citizens of Volcano who
were in Jackson at the time of the fire, at $25,000.

FATAL SHOOTING -- Officer REDDING, of Sacramento,
shot and killed a Mexican named Tadeo VALDEZ, at
2 o’clock on Saturday morning last. He was
attempting to arrest VALDEZ, who was drunk, when
the latter made an effort to draw his pistol.
REDDING drew and fired, the ball hitting VALDEZ
in the face and lodging in his brain.

>>WEDNESDAY, 5 NOV 1862<<

QUITE SICK -- John McNABB, who was cut in the
neck by a Mexican whom he assaulted in a saloon
on the Levee, several days ago, is supposed to be
dangerously ill from the effects of the wound.
He, upon examination on the charge of murderous
assault, was held to bail in the sum of $3,500,
and for lack of bail was committed to jail where
he now lies in a prostrate condition. Measures
are about being taken to remove him to other
quarters, where he will receive that attention his condition demands.

BOLD SCOUNDRELS -- On Monday afternoon the office
of C.M. WEBER, corner of El Dorado and Channel
streets, was entered, during the temporary
absence of Mr. WEBER’s clerk, by some scoundrels,
the desk and drawers opened and things generally
turned topsy turvy. The upper part of the
building, where several gentlemen have rooms, was
also entered, the rooms ransacked, beds turned
up-side down, trunks broken open, &c., &c.
Nothing has been found missing, however, and it
is supposed that the rascals were after money
only. Mr. SAWYER, a gentleman who occupies a room
in the building, happened to go to it a short
time before the afternoon boat left for San
Francisco, and on going to his room, he passed
the room of another gentleman, the door of which
was partly open, but which was gently closed as
he passed. He took but little notices of the
matter, entered his own room, lounged down and
commenced reading. He heard a rummaging noise,
but thinking it was the usual occupant at work
upon something, he paid little attention to it,
and eventually laid aside his book and went into
the street. He supposes that he could have been
absent but a short time before his room was
entered by the villains, where they kicked up the
same rumpus among trunks, beds and furniture they
had done in the other rooms. Mr. SAWYER had a
valuable pistol removed from his trunk, but was
left, thereby justifying the surmise that it was
money and jewelry the rascals were after.
Stockton seems to have more than its share of thieves just now.

EUREKDA ENGINE COMPANY -- At a regular meeting of
the Eureka Engine Company, No. 2, for the
election of officers, last evening, to fill the
position of 2 who had resigned. Thomas CUNNINGHAM
was elected Foreman, Vice J. RAMSHART, and John
SHEA, 2nd Assistant Foreman, Vice Thomas EKSTROM, resigned. Delegates:
Thomas CUNNINGHAM
A.D. BALLARD
W.F. FREEMAN
R.B. LANE

NEW ROAD-SIDE HOTEL -- 8 miles from this city, on
the Copperopolis road, Mr. G.F. LAIRD has nearly
completed the building of an elegant road-side
hotel 24x36 feet and 2 stories high. The bar is
already opened and the other departments will be
opened to the public next Monday. It will be known as the Rassette House.

PRISONER -- A man named G.K. JAMES was brought to
this city last night, committed by Justice G.M.
RICHARDSON, of Elliot township, on a charge of
assault with intent to commit murder.

BOARD of SUPERVISORS --
-The east and south lines of Elkhorn township are
changed so as to include the following named residents in the district:
M.J. FLOYD
C. COBB
W. BALLARD
W.J. LITTLE
D. OLIVER
H. WARDROBE
C.P. MURPHY
W. McK. CARSON
C. CARPENTER
W. HAMMOND
Mrs. E. BRADFORD
Mrs. A. BRADFORD
J.W. WILCOXON
A. WELDORF
-Ordered that the ferry license heretofore
granted to Francis R. WILHELM be issued in the
name of Benjamin McVEY, on is complying with the
conditions of the aforesaid order.
-C.D. MARKS was appointed Road Overseer of Road
District No. 21, commencing Nov. 1st, 1862.

>>THURSDAY, 6 NOV 1862<<

MARRIED -- at Sonora, Oct. 27th, Mr. George ANDREWS and Miss Mary BRISLAND.

ELEGANT WAGON -- Mr. Wm. P. MILLER, wagon maker,
in this city, has just finished an elegant
grocer’s wagon, made to the order of Messrs.
BOWER [or BOWEN] Brothers, Clay and Montgomery
streets, San Francisco, at a cost of $350. The
body of the wagon sits on both side and cross
springs. It is got up in the most thorough manner
and the iron work cannot be beat. This is not a
boastful, idle expression, but one that is
vouched for by a mechanic who understands the
business completely. The wheels contain 14 and 16
spokes -- the usual number being only 12 and 14,
and every other part of the wagon is equally
thorough. The lumber was imported from the
Atlantic States. The cross bars of the running
part are braced together with iron bands, so
that, with any reasonable usage, they can never
become loose at the joints. The brake is an
ornament rather than otherwise, to the vehicle,
and the lever to be acted upon by the driver’s
foot is in the centre of the foot-board, below
and in front of the driver’s seat, so that it can
be conveniently reached in a way almost
unobserved on whatever side of the seat the
driver may sit. It is light, but is calculated to
carry 1200 pounds without danger to any part of
the work. The mechanism and material of which the
wagon is made is of the first quality, and as a
whole it is one of the most ornamental as well as
most substantial vehicles of the kind anywhere to be found.

JUSTICE COURTS --
-In Justice Brown’s Court yesterday, T.W. BROOK
made a complaint that somebody shot at him but he
was not exactly certain who it was. The affidavit
describes a game of poker (which is well
described), and sets forth that there was
considerable money in the “pot.” Complainant, it
appears, had been induced by a Mexican, named
Clementia MARALE, to visit the latter’s house,
when said game was instituted. The “American man”
grabbed the pot as a time and under such
circumstances as is not approved by the strict
rules of the game, hence a row. Nobody was hurt.
The case was dismissed, the pot divided and peace proclaimed.
-AH CHING complained to Justice Brush that his
intimate acquaintance and countryman, AH WON,
assaulted and battered him with a pistol; but the
proof of such being the fact was not forthcoming.
WON is the party that was recently married by
Judge Brown, and it seems that CHING wanted to
cheat WON out of his wife. The case was dismissed
-- the Judge thinking that CHING was served just
right and admonishing him to let WON’s wife alone.

CRIMINALLY MALICIOUS -- The proprietors of the
Union Market slaughter house, for the last 6
months, has been at great pains in taming a
grizzly bear, and succeeded in making him as
docile and gentle as a lamb, but some
contemptible rascal, on Tuesday night, terminated
his bearship’s career by giving him a dose of
poison. The bear was 13 months old, weighed 1000
pounds gross, and has been at the slaughter house
about 6 months. Mr. J. WAGNER, who is one of the
proprietors, will give $150 for the conviction of
the party who perpetrated the criminally malicious act.

HOUSE on WHEELS -- The framed building recently
occupied by CORY as a carriage shop near the
intersection of Channel and Sutter streets, is on
wheels and on its way to Mr. CORY’s Ranch, near
Oak Grove, about 2 miles and a half NE of the
city. LORD & TISDALE are performing the work. The
building is 25x40 feet and 1 story high. 4 pair
of heavy wheels and 13 yoke of oxen are used, and
the building is moved along with as much apparent
facility as one of the “prairie schooners.”

ALMOST a FIRE -- About 4 o’clock yesterday
morning as a milkman, named RYDER, was coming
into town, in Stanislaus street, he discovered
rubbish burning near the fence of Smith WHITING’s
garden. He put out the fire. How the brush was ignited we did not learn.

DRESS and CLOAK MAKING -- Miss Kate QUIRK
respectfully announces to the Ladies of Stockton
and its vicinity that she has taken the business
recently carried on by Mrs. J.D. FISHER, at the
Millinery Store of Mr. Geo. VINCENT, on Main
street, and having been for a long time
associated with Mrs. FISHER, hope by [rest cut off]

>>FRIDAY, 7 NOV 1862<<

MARRIED -- in this city, Nov. 6th, at St. John’s
(Episcopal) Church, by the Rev. J.G. GASMAN; Mr.
Austin SPERRY to Miss Mary SIMPSON, both of this city.

MARRIED -- in this city, Nov. 6th, at the
residence of Dr. HENDERSON, by the Rev. J.W.
ROSS; Mr. Franklin BUCKNAM to Miss Carrie W.
EATON, both of this city. [Boston and Maine
papers please copy.] [For the cake and wine
accompanying the above notice, we thank the happy pair.]

MARRIED -- at Tredway’s Ranch, near Stockton,
Nov. 5th, by Rev. Father GALLAGER; Mr. Robert
STEWART to Miss Catharine CALAGHAN.

MARRIED -- at Princeton, Mariposa county, Nov.
2d, Mr. Wm. VALETINE to Mrs. Susan E. MARSHALL.

DIED -- at the County Hospital, Mariposa county,
Oct. 29th, Mr. John WILMER, aged 58 years, a native of Germany.

DIED -- at Quartzburg, Mariposa county, Oct. 22d,
Mr. Wm. E. CARDWELL, aged 47 years.

DIED -- at San Francisco, Oct. 30th, James DEERING, aged 68 years, 4 months.

SCARLET FEVER -- The scarlet fever is in San
Andreas. On the 2d instant the youngest son of J.
HALL died of the epidemic, and many others are
afflicted with the disease. [see 10 Nov 1862 issue]

LOCKJAW -- A son of Frederick BALL of Jackson,
Amador county, died of lockjaw on the 28th
October. His disease was caused by running a
rusty nail in his foot while following a fire company.

HIGHWAY ROBERY -- A teamster named T. BARBOUR was
robbed last Wednesday morning on the Reservoir
road, 2 miles from Copperopolis on his return to
this city from Robinson’s Ferry, by 2 Mexicans,
who presented pistols and demanded his money. They got $180.

PREMIUMS AWARDED -- The San Joaquin Valley
District Agricultural Society have awarded
premiums to the following named gentlemen:
-W.L. OVERHISER, for the best improved farm, 1st premium
-P.D. HAMILTON, for the 2d best, ditto
-J. GREUNDIKE, for the best grain farm, 1st premium
-J.H. COLE, for the 2d best, ditto
-Diploma was given to J. SARLES for the best dairy farm
-1st premium is awarded to Alonzo McCLOUD, for the best orchard
-2d premium to J. PERLEY
-Mr. PARSONS, of Columbia, has been awarded a diploma for superior pear orchard
-E.S. JARVIS, of Gold Springs, Tuolumne county, a diploma for fine orchard
-Diploma to F.P. MEDIAN, of North Branch, Calaveras, for fine peach orchard
-WEST & Bros. received 1st premium for the best nursery
-Alexander DENNIS, of Jenny Lind, was awarded a
diploma for superior fruit and vegetable garden.
-1st premium for the best vineyard was given to GALGIANA & Co.
-2d to Frank MERCIER, Chili Gulch, Calaveras county.

SAN ANDREAS MILITARY COMPANY -- On Monday last a
new military company of infantry was organized at
San Andreas. It is composed of gentlemen of that
place, North Branch and Central Hill. The company
has 50 enrolled members. The officers are:
Captain, James GORMAN
1st Lieutenant, P.A. BORDWELL
2nd Lieutenant, Wm. M. McKEE
Junior 2nd Lieutenant, A. CAMPBELL
Orderly, J.M. STEPHENSON
2d Sergeant, Ed. ROPER
3d Sergeant, E.T. LAKE
4th Sergeant, D. CROOKER
5th Sergeant, Frank GOLD
1st Corporal, Frank CRUMP
2d Corporal, S. PETERSON
3d Corporal, Charles HOLMAN
4th Corporal, H. BODY

POSTAL -- The name of the Wood’s Ferry post
office, in this county, has been changed to Woodbridge.

>>SATURDAY, 8 NOV 1862<<

AMERICAN STREET BRIDGE -- Yesterday, BROWN &
DAVIS, the parties to whom the contract of
building the bridge over Lindsay Slough, on
American street, was awarded by the City Council,
removed the pile-driver belonging to the city,
from the Levee, in front of Mr. STARBUCK’s
commission store, to the site of the bridge,
preparatory to commencing the work of building.
They will drive 108 piles, 10x10 timbers. There
will be 18 bents in the bridge, 30,000 feet of
planking, and 50,000 or 55,000 feet of lumber
used in its construction. It will be 6 feet above
the grade of the street at each end when
finished, and grading will have to be done for a
considerable distance to make the bridge
accessible to heavy teams. Its length will be 180
and its width 30 feet. The work of building will
be commenced next Monday, the work of tearing up
the old rickety and worthless structure being
nearly completed. The builders think that they
will complete the work inside of 3 weeks. It will cost $2,000.

HAS GIVEN BONDS -- John McNABB, the man lately
arrested by Deputy Chief of Police Boyce, for
assault with intent to kill, was examined and
held to appear for trial before the Court of
Sessions, and who was severely cut in the neck by
the Mexican he assaulted, has given bonds in the
sum of $1000. His bondsmen are Frank STEWART, Dr.
LAGDON, Henry BLUM and J.D. WINTERS, each of who
justified in the sum of $1000 before Judge Brown yesterday.

SPORTING CAMPAIGN -- Mr. Robt. DYKEMAN of this
city has lately been engaged in painting 3 boats
and making a general preparations for a
duck-shooting campaign among the tules about 20
miles west of Stockton. This gentleman is reputed
to be one of the best game shooters in the
country. 2 other gentlemen accompany him -- 1 to
take charge of the game and the other to hunt.

AUCTION SALE -- Today H.S. SARGENT will sell at
auction, on the ranch of George EMERSON, 3 miles
south of Woodbridge, 1 fine stallion, 3 years
old; besides, cows, calves, hogs, a wagon and 2
carriages, household and kitchen furniture, &c.
Terms of the sale -- 90 days on approved notes. Sale commences at 11 o’clock.

FROM STOCKTON to WASHOE -- Mr. WILSON, for a long
time a teamster well known in this city, recently
returned from Washoe, where he had been with a
load of goods. He says that, with an ox team, he
would prefer to carry goods from Stockton rather
than from Folsom. He went from this city by way
of Wood’s Ferry, across the wire bridge on the
Cosumnes, and went to Diamond Springs, thereby
avoiding the expense of tolls so heavy on the
other road. The amount required, for tolls alone
on the other road is $47; but by going the way he
went, this expenditure was in the main evaded. He
returned by way of the Big Trees, and reports the
road impassable almost to loaded teams, but says
that where the road has been graded, it is in
excellent order. He reports trade on the eastern
side of the mountains very lively. Working cattle
that he offered for a hundred dollars per yoke
before leaving Stockton, he could have sold for
double the price in Esmeralda, but he was so well
pleased with the freighting business that he
concluded to retain his team and return with
another load of goods early next season.

TARANTULA BITE -- L.N. HARMON, of Petaluma, was
bitten by a tarantula one day last week, the
poison of which he neutralized by cauterization
of the wound and draughts of “corn juice.”

POSTAL -- A new Postoffice has been established
at Truckee Meadows. W. HUFFAKER is appointed Postmaster.

DEATH of a CONVICTED MURDERER -- Thos. BIRKBECK,
under sentence of death in Nevada county jail,
for murder, committed suicide Nov. 4th by taking
poison. He was quite an old man, and had declared
that he would never go out of the jail alive.

Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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