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From: MKD <>
Subject: Re: [NORCAL] Sac Union March 6, 1863
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 11:35:35 -0700
This is all wonderful of course and very much appreciated. May I ask
though if the name Tittle could be Tuttle. I am researching a Tuttle who
was a Blacksmith in that area.
> Sacramento Daily Union
> Friday, March 6, 1863
> CITY INTELLIGENCE
> THE COSUMNES MURDER - At dark last evening Constable SAUNDERS, of Lee
> township, arrived in the city with William PEARCE, who had been committed to
> answer to the charge of murder in killing J. Frank WHITE. The prisoner was
> lodged in the county jail. The main facts in connection with this homicide
> appear to be as follows: A party of six or eight persons had been engaged in
> playing cards at Tittle's blacksmith shop, at Grimshaw's ranch. A quarrel
> occurred among them, and the party was broken up. One of the company invited
> the others to drink, and all accepted the invitation except PEARCE. He soon
> started to go home, when a question arose concerning the return of a wagon
> seat belonging to one of the company, which a third party had previously
> placed on PEARCE's wagon. PEARCE said he had nothing to do with taking the
> seat, and if they wanted it they might go his house and get it, as he should
> not give himself any trouble about it. Harsh words and a fight ensued. WHITE
> and PEARCE clinched, and some of the witnesses state that the former had
> hold of the latter by the hair with one hand and was striking him with the
> other, when PEARCE drew a pocket knife and stabbed his antagonist. Another
> version of the quarrel is that PEARCE was very abusive, and challenged WHITE
> to fight, and as soon as engaged, drew the knife and stabbed him. The blade
> entered between the seventh and eighth ribs, about four inches below the
> left nipple. After receiving the wound, WHITE said he was stabbed, called
> for water, and asked those present to send for a doctor. He died in about
> twenty minutes after receiving the wound. Constable SAUNDERS arrived in a
> short time, and arrested PEARCE. Justice GRIMSHAW held an inquest over the
> body, and a verdict was found in accordance with the facts. PEARCE was taken
> before Justice KELLY for examination. Justice GRIMSHAW, being a relative of
> PEARCE, declined to examine it, and appeared as counsel for the defense.
> B.F. HEREFORD appeared as counsel for the State. The examination was
> commenced at about six o'clock, on Wednesday evening, and concluded at about
> two o'clock yesterday morning. The Justice held the defendant to answer to
> the charge of murder, but fixed his bail at $5000.
> POLICE COURT - In the case of George TRACY, examined several days ago on a
> charge of grand larceny in stealing a horse belonging to Patrick BANNON -
> the case having been taken under advisement - Judge HOLL yesterday rendered
> a decision discharging the defendant. Mary McGIRTY and Lizzie O'NEIL,
> charged with a violation of the city ordinance concerning houses of ill
> repute, were tried by the Court. Mary was found guilty and Elizabeth was
> discharged. The charge against H.H. HARTLEY of violating the sidewalk
> ordinance was dismissed.
> LOST CHILD - A lost child, a girl about four years old, found its way last
> evening to MIER's store, at Sixth and I streets, where it was taken care of
> and information of the circumstances sent to the Station House.
> SERIOUSLY ILL - W.H. WEEKS, Secretary of State, has been confined for
> several days in his rooms at the Union Hotel, and last evening was
> considered by his physician, Dr. MORSE, seriously ill.
> ARRESTS - W. BAILEY was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff LANSING, on a
> charge of an assault on T. CONGER. Joseph JOY was arrested by officer SHEEK
> on a charge of petty larceny.
> BY TELEGRAPH TO THE UNION
> Insanity - Arson Case - Incorporations - The Interpolation Case - Cargo
> SAN FRANCISCO, March 5th
> James MOUNTAIN, who shot and killed Edward MURPHY on Market street last
> August was tried for insanity to-day before a full jury, in the Twelfth
> District Court. The verdict is that MOUNTAIN is insane at this date. The
> question, was he insane at the time of the killing, was not tried; but that
> would be the ground of defense in the event of the restoration of his
> reason. He seems to be insane on religious subjects.
> James SMITH, the young man who set fire to BRIGGS' warehouse to conceal
> his robberies, committed to obtain money to pay gambling debts, pleaded
> guilty to arson in the second degree to-day.
> The following mining companies incorporated: San Francisco Copper Mining
> Company, for Campo Seco District, Calaveras county capital stock $540,000;
> Buenaventura Gold and Silver Mining Company, for Aurora, Mono county,
> capital stock $140,000; East Antelope, for Esmeralda, capital stock
> J.R. CORVELL, charged with interpolating the engrossed Swamp and Tide Land
> Bill, was dismissed in the Police Court to-day, on the ground that it was
> not a public document.
> Another body, supposed to be of the Beeswing crew, has come ashore in San
> Mateo county.
> About one-third of the cargo of the British ship Sardinian, from Hongkong,
> is damaged by sea-water.
> A CALIFORNIA ABROAD - Mrs. E.N. LEEDERNIER, who resided some time in
> California has been giving some successful readings in Rome during the past
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