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Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening March 7, 1870 



To The Daily Bee


Stock sales to-day: Gould & Curry, $168, Chollar-Potosi $24, Ophir $11, Kentuck 84, Yellow Jacket $42, Crown Point $18, Overman $71, Hale & Norcross $139, Savage $31, Hidden Treasure $17, Occidental $11.

Gold 112 ½

Greenbacks 87 ½ to 89

The sale of tide lands has been again postponed four weeks.

Arrived, steamer Montana, from Portland with 42 passengers. 
Happy and content are SWIMLEY’s Boarders - the best looking men in town - comes of good living - his bill of fare is complete; all the substantials and delicacies of the season - Cincinnati Restaurant, 25 K st.  

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




Sacramento Reporter

April 16, 1870


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The State Paper.


The following are the Acts passed by the last Legislature having reference to the State Paper:

An Act authorizing the publication of certain legal notices in a State Paper printed at the seat of government of the State of California.


The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:


Section 1. The Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General, or any two of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to select a newspaper published at the seat of government, to be designated and known as the State Paper of the State of California, which paper shall be the official paper of the State for the period of four years from the date of its selection by the officers aforesaid, and thereafter until some other paper be selected. A certificate in writing signed by the Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General, or any two of them, filed in the office of the Secretary of State and published in the city of Sacramento in a newspaper for the period of thirty days, shall be legal notice of selection of such State Paper.


Sec. 2. All documents, proclamations, notices and papers of every description emanating from State officers of the State of California, which by law are or may be required to be published in any newspaper at the seat of government, shall be so printed and published in any newspaper at the seat of government, shall be so printed and published in the State Paper.


Sec. 3. Whenever in any civil action or proceeding, special or otherwise, in any of the Courts of this State a summons, notice or advertisement of any kind is required to be published as against a non-resident, or against a party who may be or is supposed to be absent from or concealed in this State, or whose residence is unknown, in addition to the publication now required by law, the same shall be published in the State Paper for the same period of time as is now required by law, or, if no time be fixed, then for such period as the Judge of the Court may direct; provided, that in the county of Sacramento, where such State Paper is published, legal advertisements and notices of every kind now required by law to be published, either upon the order of the Court or Judge or otherwise, in any action or proceeding in any Court in said county, shall be published in the State Paper, and need not be published in any other newspaper in said county; and provided further, the provisions of this Act shall not extend to any civil action or proceeding in Justices' Court.


Sec. 4 For all advertisements and notices published in the “State Paper,” under the provisions of this Act, the same rates shall be charged and paid as are now authorized by law.


Sec. 5 The proprietors and publishers of the State newspaper, shall furnish two copies of said newspaper, free of charge, to each and every County Clerk in the State, to be regularly filed by him, and kept in his office for reference. The production of such State Paper by the Clerk of the county, accompanied with the statement the he verily believes it to be the official “State Paper,” shall entitle it to be received in any Court of this State, to prove any legal notice or advertisement required to be published therein, by the provisions of this Act.

Approved March 29, 1870.


[Senate Bill No. 675 – Approved April 2, 1870, provides that the foregoing Act shall take effect immediately.]


Assembly Bill No. 713 – Approved March 29, 1870, amends Section 31 of the Practice Act by providing, “That publication against a defendant residing out of the State, or absent therefrom, shall not be less than two months, and that when such publication is made in the paper known as the “State Paper,” it shall not be made elsewhere.


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A Military Officer Mystified by a Dead Baby – Incorporated – Land Grabbers Towed to Sea – Masonic, etc.


San Francisco, April 15th. - A prominent officer of the military department left his office at the head quarters today, and, on returning a few minutes later, found a dead female infant lying upon the sofa. The corpse was neatly dressed, but nothing was found to lead to its identification, or to the object of placing it there. The matter is shrouded in mystery, which the police are endeavoring to clear up.

Consolidated Mining Company, a capital $2,000,000, in shares of $100 each; trustees – Marion J. McDonald, Orlando H. Boyart and Louis Vesaria, to operate in White Pine, was incorporated to-day.

A lot of land grabbers squatted on all the submerged flats in front of New Saucelito last night, erecting a cabin on stakes driven down in the mud. This morning the steamer Princess hitched to the cabin and towed them out to sea. This is the property which the North Pacific Railroad schemers tried to obtain from the Legislature.

All the bodies of Masons in the old Yerba Buena Cemetery have been removed to the Masonic burial ground. The remains of Josh Silsbee were found as perfect as when interred ten years since, not even the clothing being decayed.

Grand Sire Farnsworth will confer the degree of Rebecca in Unity Lodge I.O.O.F., tomorrow night.




Death of John Rule – Funeral Under Masonic Auspices – Weather – Bullion.

Special Telegram to the Reporter.

   Virginia, April 15th. - Mr. John Rule, so long an honored and esteemed citizen of Gold Hill, died about noon today, of pneumonia. The funeral services will take place on Sunday, under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity, of which body he was a member. His remains, accompanied by some of the members, will be taken to Grass Valley for interment. Services at the grave will take place on Monday or Tuesday at that place.

   The weather to-day has been delightfully warm and pleasant, the thermometer ranging from 50 to 60. Tonight it is clear and warm.

   Wells, Fargo & Co. shipped to-night six bars of bullion, valued at $6,472 54.




State Capitol – Reduction of State Taxes.

Special Telegram to the Reporter.

   Carson, April 15th. - The Board of State Capitol Commissioners met yesterday, and awarded the contract for building the State Capitol, on the Gosling plan, to Peter Cavanaugh, of Carson, who bid $84,000. Contract awarded subject to his filing bond of 50 per cent. upon the amount bid.

   The State tax has been reduced 12 ½ cents per hundred dollars.




Dwelling House on Fire.

Special Telegram to the Reporter.

   Petaluma, April 15th. - A fire broke out at about 8 o'clock this evening in a dwelling house on Keller street, owned by Mr. A. T. Wilson, and occupied by Mr. John Selling. Fortunately there was no wind at the time, and the fire was soon got under. The house was considerably injured by water, and the furniture somewhat damaged by being removed.





IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Silas Whitcomb, deceased.

In the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento.

The people of the State of California send greeting: It appearing to the Court by the petition presented and filed by J.L. Hunt, praying for an order to sell the real estate, that it is necessary to sell the whole of the real estate to pay the allowance to the family, the debts outstanding against the deceased, and the debts, expenses and charges of administration. It is therefore ordered by the Court that all persons interested in the said estate appear before the said Probate Court on Monday, the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the Court room of said Probate Court, in the city of Sacramento, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell so much of the real estate of the deceased as shall be necessary; and that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed and published in said city and county. ROBERT C. CLARK, County Judge, and ex-Officio Judge of the Probate Court.

Office of the County Clerk of County of Sacramento.


I, W.B.C. Brown, County Clerk of the county of Sacramento, State of California, and ex-Officio Clerk of the Probate Court in and for said county, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of an order duly made and entered upon the wishes of said Probate Court.

Witness (?) hand and the seal of said Probate Court, this 14th day of April, A.D. 1870.

W.B.C. BROWN, Clerk.


L.S. TAYLOR, Attorney for Administrator.




IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE of D.G. Whitney, deceased.

In the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, in the State of California.

On the presentation of the petition of Robert Dawson, claiming to be entitled by virtue of a certain contract in writing, made by said D.G. Whitney in his life time, to a conveyance of certain real estate, particularly described in said petition, setting forth the facts upon which said claim is predicted, and praying for a decree authorizing and directing the administrator of the estate of said D.G. Whitney, deceased, to execute a conveyance of said real estate.

It is ordered by the Probate Court, that MONDAY, the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, being at a regular term to writ: the April term, 1870, of the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento in the State of California, and the Court room of said Court, at the Court House in said county, be and the same are hereby appointed as a time and place for hearing said petition, when and where all persons interested in the estate of said deceased may appear and contest said petition by filing their objections in writing. And it is further ordered that notice of the pendency of said petition, and of said time and place of hearing be published in the SACRAMENTO REPORTER, a newspaper published in said county.

ROBERT C. CLARK, Probate Judge.

Attest. A true copy. W.B.C. BROWN, Clerk.





IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF James Beardslee, deceased.

In the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, State of California.

On reading and filing petition of William Headrick, administrator of the estate left unadministered of James Beardslee, deceased, setting forth that he has filed his final account of his administration upon said estate in this Court, and that the same has been duly audited, allowed and confirmed; that all the debts and expenses of administration have been fully paid; and that a portion of said estate remains to be divided among the heirs of said deceased, and praying among other things, for an order of distribution of the residue of said estate to the persons entitled. It is ordered that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, be and appear before the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento, on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock A.M., then and there to show cause why an order of distribution should not be made of the residue of said estate among the heirs of the said James Beardslee, deceased, according to law.

It is further ordered, that a copy of this order be published for four successive weeks before said 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed in the city and county of Sacramento.

ROBERT C. CLARK, Probate Judge

Attest: A true copy. W.B.C. BROWN, Clerk.


BEATTY & DENSON, Attorneys for Administrator.



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The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry – Magnificent and Appropriate Decorations and Insignia – Solemn and Impressive Ceremonies Conducted by E. H. Shaw, 33d Deg.


The pathos and feeling evinced by all in the rendition of this anthem was truly impressive. After the singing, the Master spoke as follows: “Brother Orators, tell us of the illustrious dead; recount their virtues that their memories may remain with us as the evergreen, but let their faults be forgiven,” etc. He then introduced Brother T. H. Caswell, who was to pronounce the eulogy on the illustrious Brother




Brother Caswell here read a most eloquently constructed series of notes, of which the following is a synopsis:


“For the first time in history of Masonry on the coast of the Pacific have we assembled in the character of Masons to hold a solemn convocation in memory of our illustrious dead; to pay a last sad tribute to the memory of those who have labored with us in the great cause of Masonry and humanity. And, my brethren, on an occasion so solemn-' when departed friendship yet lingers and steals in melancholy, yet pleasing, reminiscence on the heart' – what can be more appropriate than the indulgence in a few reflections, that shall awaken in us who survive a realization both salutary and lasting? While, therefore, the sympathetic tear is welling up from the disturbed fountains of an agonized heart, let us not forget that we, too, are born to die; that while we anxiously gaze upon the sad ceremonial which this occasion presents, let us remember that our own feet are rapidly sliding from the precarious bank on which we stand; that but a few suns more and we, too, 'shall be whelmed amid deaths awful waves.'”


I have been appointed to do honor to the memory of our late brother, Thomas Ross, who departed this life on the 31st day of August, 1868; and who, by his labors, his zeal and fidelity as a man, a Mason and officer, has left a record so bright that none can excel, and all may well strive to emulate. But to allude to his many exalted qualities, to those of you who were associated with him in the various Masonic bodies, and where so many of you have received instructions from his now silent tongue, I feel would be a work of supererogation. Yet to the strangers among us – to those who were not so pleasantly allied – it is fitting that I should express our appreciation of his merits, and bear testimony to the grief which pervaded our every heart at his sudden decease.


Illustrious Bro. Ross was born in the town of Watterville, Maine, on the 7th day of April, A.D. 1821 – removed from thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, where, in 1847, he was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason, in Lafayette Lodge, F. and A.M.


In the Spring of 1850 he came to California, and establishing himself in business in Sacramento city. In February, 1859, he became more immediately associated with us, by affiliation with Sacramento Lodge No. 40. How faithful he labored in the great cause of Masonry is manifest from the fact that in December, 1862, he was elected Master of his Lodge, and re-elected with scarcely a dissenting voice, for four successive official terms. In January, 1860, he was exalted to the sublime Degree of Royal Arch Mason, in Sacramento Chapter No. 3, where his zeal is again evidenced and appreciated, by his having been elected as Excellent Scribe of the Chapter, for three different terms. Soon thereafter he was admitted by Sacramento Council No. 1 to the mysteries of the Secret Vault, and received the degrees of Royal and Select Master. His fidelity in the ninth Arch was soon apparent, and he was unanimously chosen Treasurer of his Council – which position he also held for several terms.


Bro. Ross was created a Knight Templar in Sacramento Commandery No. 3 in 1860. The same untiring energy and faithfulness which characterized his coarse in the lower bodies soon placed him in the sacred office of Prelate. He officiated in that capacity for several years, and was the incumbent of that office at the time of his death.


About the 1st of August, 1867, our illustrious Brother was made Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, or a 32° Mason, and on the 7th of the same month was elected T.. P.. G.. M.. of Palestine Lodge of Perfection No. 3, at Sacramento. Here, as elsewhere, “duty was with him always,” and in May, 1868, having won that distinguished honor by zealous service in behalf of Scottish Masonry, illustrious Bro. Thomas Ross was elected a S.. G.. I.. G.. and honorary member of the Supreme Council of the 33°; and, by the authority of the Supreme Council, the 33° and last degree of Masonry was conferred upon him by illustrious Brother E. H. Shaw, in July, 1868.


My Brothers, while we thus bear testimony to the truly exalted character of our illustrious Brother, and cherish with fondest memory his kindness and devotion, and so sincerely mourn his loss, let us impress upon our hearts the necessity of imitating him in his zeal for all that was truly good; in his devotion and fidelity to the interests of our beloved Rite, and in his labors to ameliorate the condition of man, that when we shall be summoned hence we may worthily be admitted to that Celestial Grand Lodge above, there to receive the wages due to the faithful of the Craft – the wages of Light and Life Eternal.




Brother Belcher followed and delivered a well deserved tribute to the memory of this most excellent man. The speaker dwelt with more than passing feeling on the virtue and achievements of the deceased, and finished by commending the departed soul to its Creator.




Ry (sic) the Rev. W. H. Hill, consisted of the reading of an article in memoriam, which he had contributed to the December number of the Masonic Mirror for 1869. Our want of space forbids a further notice.




By Brother Washington Ayer, was a production of much merit, and did becoming honor to the dead. It was interspersed with poetical quotations, and as a literary effort was excellent. After the speakers had resigned the floor.




Was pronounced by Rev. W. H. Hill, following which came the Beati Omnes by the choir, which ended this most impressive and beautiful ceremony. The universal verdict of the spectators was, that the exercises were the most solemn and instructive they ever beheld.


FREIGHT ON THE CENTRAL YESTERDAY. - From Marysville, one car of horses to Oakland. The Western train had twenty-five loaded cars, mostly through cars from Omaha. One car of crude metal from Elko, consigned to D. W. Earl, San Francisco. One car of wagons from South Bend (Indiana), consigned to their agent, Geo. W. Copeland, of this city.


ARRIVAL OF TWO SAFE ROBBERS. - The Vallejo train conveyed to the custody of our officials, in charge of Deputy Sheriff A. W. Potter, from Nevada, John Sansom and Mickey Delaney, charged with the recent safe robbery at Grass Valley. They found beds in the County Jail.


UNDELIVERED MESSAGES.- There are messages at the telegraph office for Levi N. Gregory and D. C. Patten.




Election and Installation of Officers – Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters.


Special Telegram to the Reporters.

San Francisco, April 15th.- The annual Grand Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of California, held in this city, elected and installed R. E. Sir Charles L. Wiggan, of San Francisco, Grand Commander; V.E. Sir Frederick F. Bars, of Placerville, Deputy; G. C. E. Sir Leonard Goss, of Sacramento, Grand Generalisimo; E. Sir George A. Shurtleff, of Stockton, Grand Captain General; E. Sir Wm. Lee Lawrence, of Marysville, Grand Senior Warden; E. Sir Stephen Wing, of Columbia, Grand Junior Warden; E. Sir Elisha W. Bourne, Grand Treasurer; E. Sir Lawrence C. Owen, of San Francisco, Grand Recorder; E. Sir Henry C. Shaw, of Stockton, Grand Standard Bearer; E. Sir Russell T. Hayes, of Los Angeles, Grand Sword Bearer; E. Sir Hiram T. Graves, of San Francisco, Grand Warden; Sir James Oglesby, Grand Captain of the Guards.




Elected the following officers: M. P. Frederick Ferdinand Bars, of Placerville, Grand Master; R. P. Stephen Wing, of Columbia, Deputy Grand Master; R. P. Leonard Goss, of Sacramento, Illustrious Master; R. P. Thomas Kyle, of San Francisco, Grand Principal Conductor of the Work; R. P. James Laidley, of San Francisco, Grand Treasurer; R. P. Lawrence C. Owen, of San Francisco, Grand Recorder; R. P. Arthur E. Hill, of Folsom, Grand Chaplain; R. P. William T. Reynolds, of San Francisco, Grand Captain of the Guard; R. P. W. W. Trayler, Grand Marshal; R. P. Adolph Dobrowsky, of Shasta, Grand Steward; P. R. Ira C. Root, of San Francisco, Grand Guard.


ARRIVALS FROM THE EAST. - The following parties arrived from the East last evening, and are stopping at the Golden Eagle Hotel: E. S. Baldwin, Chicago, Illinois; U. S. Johnson, Michigan; E. A. Jones, Wisconsin; Miss Hewlett, S. M. Hewlett and wife, Irvington, New Jersey.


GRAND OPENING. - The “Shades” saloon, corner of Second and R Streets, will be thrown open for the season tomorrow. This well known and popular resort has been enlarged and otherwise made attractive. A band of music will discourse sweet strains on the opening day.




Religious Services To-morrow.

The services, music, etc., of Grace Church to-morrow will be appropriate to the great festival of Easter. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. Wm. H. Hill, rector. In the evening will be the annual Gift Concert Festival of the Sunday School. Our readers must go early if they would get seats.


Rev. J. A. Daly of Stockton will preach in the Congregational Church to-morrow morning and evening at the usual hours.


Rev. H. W. Brown of the Unitarian Church will preach in Pioneer Hall (Seventh street near J) to-morrow at 10:45 A.M.


Presbyterian; preaching by the Rev. Chas. S. Dewing to-morrow morning and evening, corner of Sixth and L Streets, at the usual hours.


Elder Harvey, Adventist, will preach in to-morrow in the District Court room on K street at 10:30 o'clock A.M. Subject – Christianity not a continuation of the Nazarene-Jerusalem Church, but the negative of the millenial era.


A. M. Elston of the Christian Church will preach in Lincoln Hall, K street between Fifth and Sixth, to-morrow at 11 o'clock A.M., and half past 7 P.M. Sunday School immediately after morning service. All are cordially invited to attend.


Reward Won.


It will be remembered that Milliken Bros. advertised some time since their willingness to pay a reward of $100 to any person who would give information which would lead to the discovery and conviction of any one who cut and otherwise defaced their property stored on the corner of Third and K streets. Early yesterday morning, Deputy Constable W. P. Bissell caught a Fifteenth Amendment walking off with the “slack” of a large cabbage, which he had abstracted from one of the bags. We have a confused recollection of seeing Deputy Constables, cabbage heads, ni*****, etc., on their way to the “jug.” and are informed that, as a result, Mr. Bissell will claim and likely receive the reward. “Sugar in ours”.


From the Bay.


A rather shabby looking fellow called into the REPORTER office yesterday and requested employment on the editorial corps. Being asked for a specimen of his skill he sat down and wrote the following: “We are the best paper in the world; our circulation exceeds 900,000, which we are prepared to prove by affidavits.” It is unnecessary to say that this whisky-sodden Bohemian had graduated at the Chronicle office, and was informed that he might continue his travels.


INCORPORATIONS. - The following certificates of incorporations were filed at the Secretary of State's office yesterday: The San Francisco Real Estate Association – Trustees, Edward Martin, Aaron Meyer, H. Conner, Jacob Boss, Charles Trantner, John Bauer and B. A. Mahon. Amended certificate of incorporation of the Von Humboldt Gold and Silver Quartz Mining Company- Trustees, John Ramm, John R. Clow and E. Houghtailing.


CITY TAXES.- The 9th of May coming is the last day for settling taxes. Those who would avoid the crowd always attendant upon “last days,” should avail themselves of the present time for making themselves all right with Mr. Leonard, at the Collector's office, foot of I street.




The following are the names of the colored men recorded yesterday in the Clerk's office: Charles Dunscombe, cook; Samuel Baltimore Hyers, barber; William Henry Thomas Cook, barber; Wright and John Goldsmith, day porters.


CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY.- We are requested by Auditor McWilliams to state that all persons having claims against the county which were allowed by the Board of Supervisors, will find their warrants ready to deliver at 11 A.M. today, at the Auditor's office.


QUITE A STRANGER.- We saw a fifty dollar slug last evening, of very early date, forcibly reminding us of the good times in days past. It is the property of the Hon. J. C. Goods, our late efficient District Attorney, and bears evidence of having passed through as checkered career as its owner.


COMMERCIAL.- Arrived yesterday, steamer Neponset, Case, from upper Sacramento, grain and produce, order; steamer San Joaquin, Roberts, from Colusa, barley and hogs, order; sailed- Schooner S. E. Perry for Rio Vista, with bricks; schooner Elko, for Pittsburg Landing, light.


GOOD FRIDAY was generally observed throughout the city by prayer and fasting such as was becoming to the occasion. Services were held in the Catholic and Episcopal churches of an impressive nature.


RECOVERING. - Our old and esteemed fellow-townsman, Richard Doyle, is convalescent, and in a fair way to resume his usual duties. His many friends will gladly learn this fact.


LECTURER ARRIVED.- We noticed among the arrivals from the East yesterday that S. M. Hewlett, temperance lecturer, who is now stopping at the Golden Eagle.


LECTURE.- On Monday evening next Dr. Reed will lecture before the Concordia Society, in the Fourth street Methodist Episcopal Church.


AT THE STATION HOUSE LAST NIGHT.- Chambers Orr was brought in by officer Martz for disturbing the peace. Christopher Ellis, arrested by special Van Horn, was a case of drunk, with $1.15 on his person.




Examinations in Miss Walls' and Mrs. Well's Departments at the Grammar School – Second Day's Proceedings at the High School- Young Philosophers.


Grammar School.- Miss Wall’s Department.

The first school room we visited yesterday was that of Miss Wall, in the Grammar School. The scholars and teacher had gracefully decorated the room with evergreens and flowers, while behind the teacher's desk was the “flag of our country.”




Began with questions on the English Grammer (sic), in which the scholars showed that they were rapidly becoming acquainted with our glorious Anglo-Saxon. After grammar came spelling, in which, out of 224 words given, but three were misspelt. Song, “Merry Chimes.” The calisthenic exercises of this class were well executed. In practical arithmetic the girls and boys proved apt scholars. The morning examination closed with “The Battle of Blenheim,” by sweet little Addie Duggan; and the afternoon examination opened with a song, “Fair as the morning,” by the school, followed by geography. The splendid map drawing of this class was an object of admiration to all. Reading was gone through with with (sic) care, after which Nellie Dickerson, Osgood Heron, Annie Fritz, Fred. Kidder, and several other boys and girls gave creditable recitations in prose and verse. The day's programme concluded with mental arithmetic; after which our two little fairies, Ella Gallup and Addie Duggan, marched to the front, bearing an elegant writing-desk, nearly as large as themselves, when Miss Addie made the following



Dear Teacher: Please accept this simple gift as an act of gratitude and affection from your scholars, and in its use may you have a pleasant remembrances of your past. On behalf of your class,




Miss Wall seemed deeply touched by this token of affection, and in a few heartfelt words returned thanks. Below we give a list of




Laura Billch, Amelia Bohl, Mary Bowers, Emma Beatty, Jennie Briggs, Mattie Baikly, Mary Rosenberg, Jessie Carlisle, Julia Coney, Nellie Dickerson, Sallie Dunphy, Hannah Doran, Mary Davis, Addie Duggan, Silvia Fuller, Amelia Foulkes, Annie Fritz, Lillie Flint, Susie Folger, Katie Fehl, Alice Goff, Lucy Gober, Ruindar Griffit, Isabella Gilman, Ella Gallop, Lizzie Gillen, Sophia Graf, Julia Hoel, Hannah Hauson, Agnes Hummel, Maggie Hilbert, Clara Hayton, Jessie Jones, Fannie Kemble, Hattie Lyon, Chas. Allmond, Alex. Benjamin, Joseph Bauquier, Richard Burr, Carrie Carroll, John Currier, Lawrence Curtin, Albert Elkus, Benjamin Edwards, Geo. Edwards, Frank Gray, Virgil Hewes, John Hamm, John Hemenway, Osgood Harron, Charlie Herndon, Frank Hilton, John Johnston, Fred Kidder, Wm. Keepers and Eddie Knox.


GRAMMAR SCHOOL.- Mrs. Well's Department.

In entering the school room of Mrs. L. H. Wells, we were agreeably struck with the picturesque and charming scene that greeted the eye. The evergreen wreathed itself around the ceiling and black boards, with here and there the lovely lily intertwined. The examiner's desk was wrapped in the folds of the flag, while behind it, as an appropriate back-ground, it again met the eye surmounted by a laurel wreath. Every decoration betokened the touch of tasty fingers engaged in a work of love. Then the children, the laughing, merry boys and girls, they formed the fairest picture of all. Unlike any other class we have visited since these examinations began, the children here were all dressed alike. The girls on the left in snow white dresses, with blue sashes and pink ribbons, the boys on the right with neat white jackets.




Too much praise cannot be awarded Dr. Trafton, who, from the moment the examination bell rang and all through the day, watched and conducted the examinations. All the morning he was alone. In the afternoon Mr. McClatchey stepped in. The examination was most rigorous, and we gladly avail ourselves of the Doctor's notes thereon. Over four hundred questions in geography were answered promptly, only three or four answers being failures. The concert reading was much better than such exercises usually are. Poetry, blank verse and prose were read singly in a very superior manner. The exercises in calesthenics, though conducted without music, were excellent, perfect time being observed. Grammar and arithmetic were very creditably answered by the class. A good knowledge was shown of geography, and here again we come to the map drawing. We felt almost ashamed of our clumsy fingers while looking over the delicately traced maps of these children.




Each little man and miss had laid upon the Examiners' desk specimens of their composition. Among the many really good pieces we note the “Visit to the Pioneer Flour Mills,” by Mattie Powers; an essay on “Birds,” by Augusta Trafton; Viola Moore, on “California:” John E. Rick, on “Knowledge;” D. Skillin, on “Tea;” and Charles K. McClatchey, on “The Long Bridge.” The number of boys in this class is 23; girls, 14; number of days taught, 60; scholars between four and eighteen years of age, 37; born in California, 20; in other states, 16; in foreign land, 1.




When the exercises were over, Misses Meta Woodland and Lizzie White advanced, and in a few appropriate words assured their teacher of their love and respect and presented her, on behalf of her scholars, with a set sleeve buttons and a handsome bottle of cologne. This address and presentation was kindly received by Mrs. Wells, who returned suitable thanks. Below we give the names of




Howard Kimbrough, Gustave Kestler, Michael Lynch, Emma Lowell, Sallie Marshall, Alexander McRae, John Miller, Jas. Murray, Charlie McClatchey, Sarah Mayo, Samuel Marks, Jacob Nachman, Christie Newman, Charles Ott, Kate Powers, Barry Pomeroy, Charles Rider, Moses Ross, Jno. Rick, Mary Stanton, Daniel Skillin, Mary Shields, Fred Smith, Guilea Stevens, Augusta Trafton, Lillie Watson, Lizzie White, Alice Wallace, George Winters, Meta Woodland and Mary West.




The morning exercises at this school were taken up by “Andrews' Latin Lesson” class and the class in “Caesar.” In Latin lessons the following young ladies and gentlemen took part, reflecting by their ready correct answers great credit on themselves and their teacher, the Rev. H. W. Brown; Henrietta Slater, Kate Snider, George Colby and Charles Haswell. But one pupil, Thos. Snider, was examined in “Caesar”, of which he had read the first four books, and showed quite a familiarity with this ancient historian. In the “Caesar” examination, an interesting event took place, namely, the exhibiting of




Which it will be remembered is spoken of in the fourth book of his commentaries as being thrown across the Rhine in ten days. This model was the work of the son of the Rev. Dr. Wythe, who was unfortunately prevented by illness from attending the examination.




The following scholars composed this class: Julia Colby, Maggie Palmer, Mary Patterson, Paxson McDowell and Fred Ray. The teacher, Miss Belle Taylor, had taken her class though four books of Wayland's Moral Phylosophy, and from the answers of her pupils we expect before many years to have quite a school of modern philosophers in our midst. The manner of examination was thus: Miss this and master that were given a subject such as “Conscience”, “Nature of personal liberty,” “Natural and revealed religion,” and they then and there gave their reason, the whys and the wherefores for their belief. The afternoon exercises proved to parents and examiners a very pleasant and profitable two hours.





Law Record of Yesterday.


Supreme Court.

Present – Full Board.


Himmelmann vs. Sullivan – Argued orally by Rising for appellant and Irvine for respondent, and on motion of attorney for appellant, ordered that a writ of certiorari issue to the Clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, to certify up proposed statements on appeal, and date of filing, any proposed amendments and cause continued.

Same vs. Geotjen – Same order as last.

Same vs. King – Same order as last.

Same vs. Johnson – Same order as last.

Leveerone vs. Marigiante – No appearance and cause continued.

Lawrence vs. Davidson – On motion of Lawrence, amendments to transcript allowed. Argued orally by Campbell for appellants and Lawrence for respondent, and submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in twenty-five days, thirty days to respondent to answer and fifteen days to appellant to reply.

McKee vs. Greene – On motion of French and filing stipulation, cause submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in twenty days, twenty days to respondent to answer, and ten days to appellant to reply.

Wilber vs. Sanderson – On motion of Lawrence, cause submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in twenty days, twenty days to respondent to answer, and ten days to appellant to reply.

O'Connor vs. Kelley – No appearance, and cause continued.

Pope vs. Dalton – On motion of Lawrence and filing stipulation, cause submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in thirty days, thirty days to respondent and twenty days to appellant to reply.

Hurlburt vs. Depuy – No appearance, and cause continued.

Mason vs. Wolff – On motion of Haymond, until tomorrow given to file brief on part of appellant.

Kimball vs. Semple – Rehearing granted.

Gardiner vs. Tolles – On motion of Dunlap, attorney for appellant, appeal dismissed.

Greenlaw vs. Tolles – Same order as last.

Wilbur vs. Cherry – On motion of Ashford, attorney for appellant, judgment heretofore entered set aside.

Morenhaut vs. Barron – Argued orrally (sic) by Cope for appellant and Brooks for respondent, and submitted on briefs of respondent on file; twenty days to appellant to reply.

Bensley vs. Lewis – On motion of Seawell and filing stipulation, cause submitted on motion to dismiss and strike out portions of transcript, on briefs to be filed by respondent in fifteen days, twenty days to appellant, and ten days to respondent to reply.

Kimberly vs. De la Gueua – On motion of Cope, cause submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in thirty days, thirty days to respondent and twenty days to appellant to reply.

In the matter of Lake Merced Water Company – Continued by consent.

Brown vs. Pforr – On motion of Cope, and filing stipulation, order of continuance vacated and cause submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in ten days; thirty days to respondent, and fifteen days to appellant to reply.

San Francisco and Oakland Railroad Company vs. City of Oakland – On motion of Cope, and filing stipulation, cause submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in thirty days; thirty days to respondent to answer, and fifteen days to appellant to reply.

Sweeny vs. Reilly – On motion of Rising, and filing stipulation, cause placed on calendar and submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in twenty days; twenty days to respondent to answer, and twenty days to appellant to reply.

Faris vs. Phelan – Ordered that cause be placed at foot of calendar for Monday next.

Lawrence vs. Davidson – On motion of Lawrence, cross-appeal placed on calendar and submitted on briefs to be filed by appellant in twenty-five days; thirty-five days to respondent to answer, and fifteen days to appellant to reply.

Madden vs. Aschenaeur – On motion of Cadwalader, and filing petition for rehearing, ordered a stay of proceedings until same is determined.


Probate Court – Clark, J.

In matter of the estate of D. G. Whitney, deceased – Petition of John Dawson for an order authorizing the administrator to execute a conveyance of certain real estate, filed and set for hearing on the 16th of May, 1870, at 10 o'clock A.M. Notice by publication in the Sacramento REPORTER.

George S. Burnett (by guardian) vs. James R. Tolles – Decree filed and ordered entered.


County Court – Clark, J.

J. S. Hunter vs. Bates & Joseph – Continued by consent of counsel.

S. M. Williams vs. Traver & Day – Continued by consent of counsel.

Ledyard Frink vs. Mary Ann Alsip et al. - On affidavit and motion of defendant's attorney, case continued for the term.

John Hohn vs. Charles Swilling – Case continued at cost of plaintiff.

William J. and G. Milgate vs. A. W. Oakley – Argued at length by counsel, and taken under advisement by the Court.


Report to Grand Jury.

To the Hon. the County Court of Sacramento: The Grand Jury impanneled (sic) on the 11th day of April, 1870, having disposed of all business submitted to us, beg to render this their final report.

The Grand Jury has been in session five days. Thirty-one cases of alleged criminal violation of law have been presented for examination – eight have been ignored, one passed to next Grand Jury, and twenty-two true bills found, to wit: Manslaughter, 1; robbery, 1; grand larceny, 3; felony, 5; riot, 1; burglary, 5; assault to commit murder, 2; counterfeiting, 4. Total, 22.

The different county and city offices were visited, their records and systems examined, and found to be as perfect and thorough as could be desired; all the officers were courteous and cheerfully gave as much information as was desired. The hospital was visited; patients number 86, and, upon careful investigation, we find they enjoy skilful surgical and medical treatment, and are as comfortable as might reasonably be expected, considering the nature of their present habitation and surroundings. The City and County Jails were carefully examined – in the former there were seven prisoners, and in the latter fifty-three; both prisons are now noticeable for cleanliness, thorough system, and the apparent efficiency of all the officers.

Resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Jury are due to our District Attorney for his efficiency and promptness in presenting his cases, his constant attendance and disposition to aid in all within his power in the transaction of such business as has been submitted to us.

Resolved, That to our Secretary for his severe labors a per diem of $3 be voted him.

Resolved, That to our Foreman a per idem of $5 be granted.

Court adjourned till Monday morning at 10 o'clock.


Police Court – Henley, J.

Ah Lin, charged with violating the ordinance with regard to sidewalks, was brought up. He denied living in the house facing the sidewalk complained of, and it being impossible to fix the possession or occupation upon Ah Lin, he was found not guilty.

Wm. Kelly, on two separate charges, one of disturbing the peace, the other of assault and battery, was called. The prisoner not being ready for trial, the case postponed, the testimony of one witness, Ira Turner, being taken as he could not appear to-day.

Miss Ah You, formerly of Hong Kong, more lately of I street, Sacramento, forfeited her $10 for violating ordinance No. 23.

The case of Abraham Lee one of the recently enfranchised amendments, charged with stealing a cabbage head, was continued till to-day.

Wm. Coakley, for disturbing the peace, was discharged; also Chambers Orr, for a like offense. Bridget Fitzpatrick was likewise let go.

John A. Odell, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, was dismissed.

The case of Mayo and his gang, for disturbing the peace, was set for yesterday. It was decided a jury case, and set for the afternoon. The jury failed to agree, and to-day he will again have an opportunity of occupying a seat in the Police Court.



Board met, pursuant to adjournment. Present, a full board.

In the matter of petition of D. R. Hunt et als., for change of a certain road in District No. 40, Grove L. Johnson appeared for the petitioners and J. W. Coffroth for Messrs. Shriner, Singer and Swinderman. The last named gentleman applied for damages in the sum of $347 50 for having been compelled to build a fence along the proper road. The report of the Viewers in this case was adopted, and, by consent, damages were allowed in full of the claim. The Road Overseer was instructed to open said proposed road, and to expend the amount of road tax assessed in said district prior to its collection.

On motion – of Beckman, the width of said road was fixed at 66 feet, and was declared a public highway.

Report of Viewers in the matter of petition of Dio Perkins was read and placed on file.

By Groth – Be it resolved, that the President of the Board be and he is hereby authorized to sign the petition for raising I street, between Sixth and Eighth streets, to the established grade for the property-owners in said I street by the city of Sacramento.  Adopted.

Claims of Grand Jurors allowed.

On motion, the Board adjourned.



The Grand Jury came into Court yesterday and presented the following indictments of true bills against the following parties: James Feeney, an assault to murder; Ah Lung (alias Andy Johnson), burglary; John M. Stanton and John McQuade, counterfeiting; Charles Brown and Christian Meyers, felony; John M. Stanton and John McQuade, felony; Thomas Moore and Patrick Cullen Smith, felony; Ah Quong, grand larceny; Cornelius Simmons (alias Fitzsimmons), grand larceny; John Sansome (alias Dewese), William Brown (alias Felton), and Mickey Delany, grand larceny. Bail fixed in all the above cases at $2,000 each. James H. Cummings, Soloman Miser, John McCabe, Spencer Miser, William Creighton, John Doe, and others, riot – bail fixed at $500 each. Bench warrants are ordered to be issued against all parties against whom indictments are found, and that they be and appear in the County Court on Monday morning at 10 o'clock for arraignment.


A WORK of MAGNITUDE. - The undertaking by Turton, Knox & Co., to raise the old Court House to the high grade, was to say the least, a work of care and attention. Nevertheless, these gentlemen have succeeded in elevating this massive pile of masonry to the desired altitude without having caused the least damage thereto. A visit to the site will reward the curious, and exemplify the power of the genius of man when practically applied.


DRY GOODS. - C. H. Gilman, 198 J street, between Seventh and Eighth, dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods of all kinds, and is considered to be the cheapest first-class Dry Goods House in Sacramento city, has just received a nice supply of Japanese Silks of all colors. His house is well worthy a visit.


UNITED STATES MUTUAL BENEFIT. - Six dollars secures $2,500; ten dollars secures $5,000. See advertisement.


A RARE CHANCE! - Marble! Marble! at greatly reduced prices for greenbacks at par value, for thirty days only, at the Capital Marble Works, Nos. 216 and 218 K street. J.C. Devine & Bro.

Mantel-pieces, Monuments, Tomb-Stones, etc.


CHOICE OF EVERYTHING.- Danis & Langley have opened at 133 K, between Fifth and Sixth streets, a choice stock in the line of Liquors, Wines and Groceries, comprising Parisian Favorites. Families who wish something extra, and travelers who would take with them a compact and inviting chuln, should call at this epicure establishment.


SAM – who don't know Sam, at the Railroad Saloon – keeps always on hand the best and freshest Baltimore and Shoalwater Bay Oysters – fried, raw, stewed, roast, or half shell. Come and taste.


R. L. ROBERTSON & SON, Commission Merchant and dealer in hay, grain and ground feed, No. 249 J street.


NOTICE. - The Best and Cheapest place to board is at the International Hotel, on K street, between Third and Fourth, kept by Mrs. Eisenmenger. Meals 25 cents, Lodging 25 cents, Single Rooms 50 cents, Board with Lodging, by the week, $5, $6 and $7. The beds are all furnished with spring mattresses. Warm and cold baths connected with the house, free of charge to guests.


GREENBACKS TAKEN at PAR. - Van HUESEN & HUNTOON are selling their stock of Furniture, Bedding, Crockery, Glass and Plated Ware, for greenbacks or coin, at lower prices than ever. Come and buy, at the old stand, 204 J street, between Seventh and Eighth.


NOTICE. - A Meeting of the California Agricultural Producers Protective Union will be held at the office of the Secretary of the State Agricultural Society, M and Sixth streets, on SATURDAY, April 16th, at 3 P.M. Hop Growers, Fruit Growers, Grape Growers, and all persons engaged in any branch of Agricultural Industry, are most cordially and earnestly requested to attend this meeting, to consider, discuss and decide upon some definite and uniform action in reference to Chinese labor.

By Order of the Board of Directors, WM. M. HAYNIE, Secretary. April 11, 1870



J. H. CORBIN, Proprietor.

N.E. Corner of Front and K Streets, Sacramento.

English Ale and Lyon's Stock Ale on draught.




Cor. Third and J Sts.


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By Virtue of a Decree of Foreclosure and order of sale to me directed, issued out of the Honorable the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District, held in and for the county of Sacramento, on a judgment rendered therein on the 26th day of January, 1870, in favor of Mary H. Woolson, and against Caroline Hargraves and William Shattuck, administrator of the estate of Henry Hargraves, deceased, for the sum of $1.149 56 (eleven hundred and forty-nine and 56-100 dollars) in gold coin of the United States, and the further sum of $100 (one hundred dollars) in gold coin, allowed as counsel fees, with interest on the sum of $1,249 56, in like gold coin, at the rate of seven per cent. per annum from the 26th day of January, A.D. 1870, together with $22 75, costs of suit, and all accruing costs, I was commanded to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, those certain pieces or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the county of Sacramento and State of California, and more particularly described upon the official map or plan of the city of Sacramento as the south half (S ½ ) of the north sixty (N 60 ft) feet of lot number eight (8), and the west quarter (W ¼ ) of the south half (S ½ ) of the north sixty feet (N 60 ft) of lot number seven (7), in the square bounded by M and N, and Third (3rd) and Fourth (4th) streets, together with all and singular the tenements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.

In obedience to such command, I will on

Monday, 18th day of April, 1870,


Of that day, in front of the Court House door, Sacramento county, offer at public sale all of the property above described, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the judgment, interest and all costs.


Sheriff of Sacramento county.

A. Comte, Jr., Plaintiff's Attorney.




STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Sacramento, ss. - In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

The People of the State of California to Michael Welsh, greeting: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Samuel Brannan, Jr., and Julius Wetzlar, in said Court filed against you, within ten days from the service of this writ, exclusive of the day of service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 23d day of March, 1868, in said Court.

Said action is brought to obtain judgment in this Court, for the possession of the real estate described in the complaint on file herein, and for $1,200 for the unlawful withholding the possession thereof, and for thirty dollars per month continuing damages from the time of the commencement of this action until the date of the restitution of said premises, and for costs of suit.

   And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer the complaint as directed, plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief therein prayed for.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of the Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento, this 23d day of March, A.D. 1868.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk

By B. F. PEABODY, Deputy Clerk

P. DUNLAP, Att'y for Plaintiff.




REPORT OF BOARD OF EXAMINERS of money in State Treasury.

April 7th, 1870,

State of California, county of Sacramento, ss.


H. L. Nichols, Secretary of State, and Jo. Hamilton, Attorney General, composing a majority of the Board of Examiners, being duly sworn, depose and say, that at their last monthly counting of the moneys in the State Treasury, this day completed by them, they find the sum to be nine hundred and forty-nine thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight (947,878) dollars, of which sum there is of gold and silver coin eight hundred and seventy-eight thousand one hundred and thirty-five and seventy-five one-hundredths dollars, and of legal tenders seventy-one thousand seven hundred and forty-three and twenty-five one-hundredths dollars.


Secretary of State,

JO. HAMILTON, Attorney General.

Sworn and subscribed before me, April 7th, 1870.

MATT. F. JOHNSON, Notary Public, Sacramento County.




STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Sacramento, ss. - In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

The People of the State of California, to William J. Beggs, greeting: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Jane Byrd Beggs, in said Court, filed against you, within ten days from service of this writ, exclusive of the day of service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 14th day of March, 1870, in said Court.

Said action is brought to obtain a decree of this Court dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between the plaintiff and defendant, on grounds of intemperance, willful desertion, and neglect for the period of two years; also, to obtain the care and custody of the children named in the complaint and for such other relief as may be just in the premises, as will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on file herein.

And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer to the complaint as directed, plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief herein demanded.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of the Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento this 14th day of March, A.D. 1870.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By L. H. EDELEN, Deputy Clerk.

A True Copy. Attest.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By L. H. EDELEN, Deputy Clerk.




STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Sacramento, Sacramento Township, ss. In Justice's Court, before J. N. Bingay, Justice of the Peace.

   The People of the State of California to Job Pringey, greeting: You are hereby summoned to appear before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the Township of Sacramento, in the city and county of Sacramento, at his office, corner of K and Sixth streets, in the city of Sacramento, within ten (10) days from the service to answer unto the complaint of Thomas McConnell, who sues to recover the sum of eleven (11) dollars due for pasturage, on an implied contract, as will more fully appear by complaint on file in this office. And if you fail to appear and answer, the plaintiff then and there will take judgment against you for the aforesaid amount, together with costs and damages.

   Given under my hand, in the city of Sacramento this 8th day of April, 1870.

J. N. BINGAY, Justice of the Peace.




BY VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION TO me directed, issued out of the Honorable District Court of the Sixth Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the county of Sacramento, on the 12th day of April, A.D. 1870, on a judgment rendered therein in favor of W. B. C. BROWN, and against A. BROOK, for the sum of six hundred and four seventy-eight one-hundredths ($604 78) dollars, with interest on the said sum of $604 78 from the 12th day of April, 1870, at the rate of seven per cent, per annum, together with fifty-three ($53) dollars, costs of suit, at the date of the entry of said judgment, and the further sum of one and twenty-five one-hundredths ($1 25) dollars costs at the date of issuing this writ, and all accruing costs, I have levied upon and siezed, (sic) and will expose at public sale, at the Court-house door, in Sacramento county, on

Monday, 9th Day of May, 1870,

At the hour of 11 o'clock A.M.,

All the right, title, interest and claim of A. Brook, defendant, of, in and to the following described lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento and State of California, and known and described upon the map or plan of said city as the south half (S ½) of lot number five (5) in the block or square bounded by J and K and Eighteenth (18th) and Nineteenth (19th) streets of said city.

J. S. WOODS, Sheriff of Sacramento County.

P. DUNLAP, Plaintiff's Attorney.


$500 REWARD!

State of California, Executive Department, Sacramento, March 26, 1870

WHEREAS, SATISFACTORY INFORmation has been received at this Department to the effect that on the Fifth Day of March, instant, one Isaac Harris was murdered by one Daniel M. Johnson: and whereas, the said Johnson has fled and has as yet eluded the vigilance of the Officers of the Law. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and Laws of this State, I do hereby offer a REWARD of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the arrest and delivery into the custody of the Sheriff of Sutter County of the said DANIEL M. JOHNSON, the same paid upon his conviction of the said crime in a Court of competent jurisdiction.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of State at the City of Sacramento, this Twenty-sixth day of March, A.D. 1870.

H. H. HAIGHT, Governor.

Attest: H. L. NICHOLS, Secretary of State.




IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE of Barbara Ann Lockhart, deceased.

   In the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento, State of California.

   The People of the State of California send greeting:  It appearing to the Court by the petition presented and filed by Henry Geisel, executer of the estate of Barbara Ann Lockhart, deceased, praying for an order to sell the real estate, that it is necessary to sell the whole of the real estate to pay the legacies and the debts, expenses and charges of administration;  It is therefore ordered by the Court that all persons interested in the said estate appear before the said Propate (sic) Court on MONDAY, the 16th day of May, A. D. 1870, at ten o’clock in the forenoon of said day, at the Court room of said Probate Court in the city of Sacramento, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said executor to sell so much of the real estate of the deceased as shall be necessary; and that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the “STATE CAPITAL REPORTER,” a newspaper printed and published in said city and county.



County Judge, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court.

Attest: A true copy.

W.B.C. BROWN, Clerk.


BEN BULLARD, Jr., Attorney or Executor.


Transcribed by: Jeanne Taylor


Sacramento Reporter

April 18, 1870


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A German Commits Suicide by Shooting Himself Through the Head – Love the Supposed Cause – Letters Written by the Deceased.


[From the Alta of yesterday.]

Another has been added to the long array of names of those who have become disappointed in worldly affairs, and while laboring under temporary aberration of the mind have terminated their existence by committing suicide.

Between 3 and 4 o'clock, yesterday afternoon, some men engaged in Lone Mountain Cemetery found near the further end of the cemetery, covered up with bushes, a dead body, hardly yet cold. A pistol in hand and a bullet wound in the head told the sad tale. Word was sent to the Coroner, and that officer had the corpse removed to his office.

The remains were recognized as being those of Adolph F. Marquard, who had been employed as bookkeeper with John Samud, commission merchant, No. 507 Sansome street.

The deceased had been in apparent good health, and about attending to his business up to within a few hours of his death. On Friday evening he was at the hall of the San Francisco Turn Verein, of which he is a member. He appeared in good spirits, was jovial, and during the evening gave instructions in fencing to a young friend, leaving the hall about 10 o'clock. Yesterday morning he was at his place of business as usual. During the forenoon he met a friend, to whom he said he had an invention of his own which he thought would be a success. The next heard of him was that he had terminated his life by shooting himself through the right temple with a five-shooter.

On his person were found two letters, written by him in a neat and plain hand.

The following is a translation of the one written in German to a friend:


San Francisco, April, 1870.

   Dear Hubert: When you receive this, it will be over with me. Why I did it would require too much time to explain – enough that I have reasons for it. I can only say that I have had a “failure in life, and a failure in love.” I am convinced that everybody has a right to end his existence whenever he chooses – when he can see no comfort in the future living. We must all die. What do a few years, more or less signify? A hundred years, hence we will all be forgotten, and new generation will have supplanted us. I desire that you take my cane as a keepsake – my album, with its many pictures of old members and others, Mr. Herzer will keep; my watch and chain Gerichten will have use for, to know when the Day Turn School shall commence. I own nothing more except two shares in Homestead Associations – one in the Ninety-Dollar Tract, and one in the Felton Tract.

   On the last I have paid $55, and the first is nearly paid up. I desire that the Trustees will dispose of them for the benefit of the San Francisco Turn Verein. The few dollars due me, from the firm in which I engaged, I do not desire to draw; and the money which I have loaned to a considerable number of friends shall be forgotten. The few notes I held have been destroyed; my books, etc., the San Francisco Turn Verein may take possession of. Old Valentine is welcome to my old clothes, if he desires to have them; if not, any one that will can have them.

You will condemn me for what I have done – well, I cannot help it. I know it is the best for me. Every one knows himself what is best. But Judge me not too harshly; I have, at least, tried to assist all who were in need, and was just to all.

Also, a last, long farewell.



The following was written in pencil at the bottom of the page:

I have transferred both homestead shares to you. One is inclosed (sic), the other you can obtain in the office, on Clay street above Montgomery. Be kind enough to deliver this immediately.


The following, written in plain English, was addressed to his employer:

San Francisco, April 16, 1870.

Mr. James Samud, Present -Sir: I am sorry to leave you without any warning, but I could not well do otherwise. You will easily find somebody to fill my place; if you won't, I don't want to live any longer. You will find the books all correct and in proper order.


The bills are made out right for next week, and you will have no trouble with them. In the Ledger you will find every account. Yours, M.


The deceased was of a kind disposition, and respected by all who knew him. He was single, a native of Germany, and about 30 years of age.

The Turn Verein will take charge of the funeral.



Passengers Per Hotel Express Train.

Special Telegram to the Reporter.


CHEYENNE, April 16. - Following is a list of passengers on the hotel express train bound West: E. J. Brown, Mrs. Col. Theo. Lyman, Miss Russell, Boston; James Jackson, A. M. Coove, England; H. Theilson, Burlington, Iowa; J. W. Tyson, M. D. Tyson, K. F. Whethered, Baltimore, Md; Wm. Walker, Scotland; F. H. Corbyn, R. W. Corbyn, Paris, France; H. N. Tilden and wife, San Francisco; M. C. Martin, Miss S. Martin, New Brunswick; Mrs. J. Garnish, J. B. Stoddard, wife and servant, San Francisco; H. Sampson and wife, New York; C. H. Loeber, Omaha; J. D. Murray, Baltimore; D. D. Stubbs, U.S.A.; C. W. Moore, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. John Hooper, San Francisco; Mrs. Capt. J. W. Higbee, nurse and child, New York; R. Cheney, San Francisco; Lieut. L. E. Cheney, Gen. R. O. Tyler, Lieut. Col. C. S. Steward, wife and two children, U.S.A.; R. N. Brown, Bangor, Maine; E. S. Wadsworth, Judge M. Skinner and wife, Miss F. Skinner, Miss Skinner, Wm. Blair and wife, Hon. J. Y. Scammon and wife, Miss F. A. D. Scammon, Miss A. E. Scammon, Mrs. MacVeagh, Mrs. H. T. Eams, Chicago; Miss Eams, Ottawa, Ill.; Miss C. E. Corney, Milwaukee; Mr. L. H. Eams, Ottawa.






[Special Order No. 12]

I, The resignations of Capt. Chalmers Scott, commanding City Guard, Company “B,” and Second Lieutenant Edwin O. Hunt, of Sumner Light Guard, Company “E,” First Regiment of Infantry, Second Brigade, N.G.C., are hereby accepted from April 15, 1870.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

JAS. M. ALLEN, Adj't Gen. Cal.

Official: MAZE EDWARDS, Major and Ass't. Adj't. Gen., Cal.



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Sacramento, Sacramento Township, ss. In Justice's Court, before J. N. Bingay, Justice of the Peace.

The People of the State of California to Hewlett & Kimmel, greeting: You are hereby summoned to appear before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the Township of Sacramento, in the city and county of Sacramento, at his office, corner of K and Sixth streets, in the city of Sacramento, within three (3) days from service, to answer unto the complaint of L. Powers & Co., who sue to recover the sum of one hundred and forty-two (142) dollars, due for goods, ware and merchandise, on an expressed contract, as will more fully appear by complaint on file in this office. And if you fail to appear and answer, the plaintiff then and there will take judgment against you for the aforesaid amount, together with costs and damages.

Given under my hand, in the city of Sacramento, this 16th day of April, 1870.


Justice of the Peace.


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Honors to Captain Louis Steudeman – Beautiful Pageant – Sol-- Exercises, Etc.


Louis Steudeman, who departed this life on Friday last, was a native of Germany. He came to California in Colonel Stevenson's regiment, in 1849. He settled in Sacramento, and after trying various lines of business he finally took up that of boot and shoe dealer. On the organization of the Sacramento Hussars he was chosen Captain, a position he held with honor to himself and the command for several terms. With this command he has been identified, and it was a fitting homage which they rendered to the remains of their deceased Captain. He joined the Pioneer Association in 1867, and has been a faithful and painstaking member of that body up to the time of his decease.



Over the body were held in the Congregational church, by Rev. Chaplain Wheeler, of the Pioneers. The exercises, both vocal and oral, were conducted in a most impressive manner. After the services the remains were transferred to the hearse, and took position in the column.



The Sacramento Hussars, Capt. Ebner, formed on the right of the line in column of platoons at half distance, and presented a fine appearance. Following them came to Union brass band, with ten pieces, then the remains, followed by the deceased's horse, led by a groom, and flanked by two non-commissioned officers of the Hussars. Following these came a deputation of the Sacramento Pioneer Association, numbering forty men, including the officers; next came the relatives and friends in carriages, making a line three blocks in length. The band played the “Dead March,” and the cortege moved up J street to Tenth and so on to the City Cemetery, where the closing rites were observed with due solemnity. The procession returned in the same order in which it left; and thus ends all that was of earth of Captain Louis Steudeman. Requiescat in pace.



Albert Crouse, insane, arrested by special officer Van Horn. Ah Mee, arrested by officer Burke, on suspicion of petty larceny, was turned out again by Chief Smith. Charles Deven, a supposed sneak thief, was arrested on Saturday by officer Karcher and Cavanagh, for stealing a pair of pants from Louis Shawl, 132 J street. On his person was $2 40 in coin. Sin Howe, a very sinful virgin from I street, was arrested by officer Harvey, Saturday night, for violating City Ordinance No. 23. She deposited $10 and went her way to sin some more. Michael Judge was arrested on a warrant for disturbing the peace. He deposited $10. Miss Ah Yun, for violating Ordinance No. 23, was arrested by officers Brissell and Parks, and, having left $10, followed Miss Sin. John Lynaugh, Jack Croney and Tom. Brannon were arrested Saturday night for fighting, corner of Eighth and J streets. Specials Brissell and Parks made the arrest. The deposited forfeits. Sunday, Ah Hoo, a big, ugly Chinaman, stole a pair of socks and a shirt from our friend Joe. Hutchings, of the Chief's office. We have before stated our opinion of what should be done to white man or Amendment, who steals from a policeman.



Early yesterday morning a trio of our fast young men, laboring under the influence of bad whiskey and gin, attacked a printer named David Smith, at the corner of K and Third streets, and administered to him a severe and brutal beating. The names of the young men were Barney Kiernan, Al. Post and James Collicott. Officers Karcher and Martz made this arrest. The young men named above passed last night in the station house, and will appear before his Honor, Judge Henley, this morning.



On Saturday the following men registered in the Clerk's office: Manuel Bullard, laborer; Robert Fisher, horse-shoer; William Adams, teamster; Manly Keyes, white-washer; George Washington Sheperd, peddler, and Elijah Frederick Howard, farmer.



Saturday, Judge Clark ordered the release from custody of the following parties, against whom the Grand Jury failed to find true bills: Chas. Devere, George Rogers, Michael Cullen, Wm. Wilson, Leonard Summerton, Thos. Madden, John DeLacy Campbell and Jno. McMahon.



In the neighborhood of Second and L streets, on Saturday evening, we were amused with a genuine free fight. The parties to this affair were a gallant “hashslinger” and a muscular “knight of the hod.” We were unable to tell who had the best of the matter, as the combatants were so inextricably mixed up in each other that their identification was impossible. The affair wound up with a “whiskey straight” for the crowd, in which we were invited to join. We joined.


SCHOOL EXAMINATION TO-DAY. - At the Grammar School to-day Mrs. Southword's and Miss Hall's departments will be examined. The graduating class have history in the morning and physiology in the afternoon. Messrs. Miller, Ross and J. Davis attend one department, while Dreman, Brown and Dr. Oatman look after the other. At the High School the morning will be taken up with the rhetoric class, and the afternoon with the class in bookkeeping.


TURNER SOCIAL. - The Turner Association held one of their social meetings last evening at their hall. It was a pleasant affair, and gave general satisfaction. None but invited guests were admitted.



Law Record of Saturday.

District Court – Ramage, J.

John H. Van Saun vs. H. A. Caulfield-continued for term by consent.

Jackson R. Myers vs. The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Placerville--Set for trail April 26.

The People vs. B. G. Johnson--Time for pronouncing sentence continued to Wednesday next, 20th inst.

James McCoy vs. W. G. English--Motion to retax costs sustained.

The People and E. Kram vs. Margaret Harrigan--Motion to retax costs sustained.

Clarence S. Curtis et al. vs. D. D. Sutterfield et al.--Motion to dissolve injunction and further hearing continued until Friday next, the 22nd inst., at 9 A.M.

Thos. H. Jackson vs. John Lines et al.--Motion for a new trial continued.

John P. Francis vs. B. A. Farr--Motion to strike out portions amended complaints. Continued.

The Board of Supervisors vs. J. M. Avery--Motion for new trial. Continued.

Howard F. Hastings vs. H. A. Caulfield--Demurrer to complaint. Continued.

John A. Seymour vs. Reese Gold and Silver Mining Co.--Demurrer to complaint argued and submitted.

L. H. Foote vs. L. B. Webber--Motion for a new trial. Continued.

L. H. Foote vs. A. B. Wilson et. al.--Motion for a new trial. Continued.

E. M. Hartley, administratrix, vs. Phil. Callahan--Demurrer to complaint. Continued.

Rose Newman vs. Soloman Newman--Motion for alimony, attorney fees and costs. Continued.

Central Pacific Railroad Company vs. Long Sing Company--Motion to quash summons. Continued.

James Holland vs. Philip Bumbte et al.--Demurrer to complaint. Continued.

John Hauck vs. James Carolan et al.--Motion for a new trial. Continued.

The People and Eli Mayo vs. Maria Moulton--Motion for writ of assistance. Continued.

Richard Jones vs. Peter O'Rorke et al.--Motion to quash summons. Continued.

Anna Thomas vs. Margaret McCann--Motion for judgment. Continued.

J. T. Browning vs. Jane Browning. Continued.

Samuel Merritt vs. James France et al.--Motion to open default and judgment. Continued.

L. H. Foote vs. J. W. Richmond et al.--Motion to retax cost bill. Continued.

Margaret Toeppe vs. State of California----Demurrer to complaint. Continued.

A. H. Harlan vs. Hiram W. Johnson et al.--Demurrer to complaint. Continued.

Adjourned until today at 9A.M.



John Hohn vs. Charles Swilling--Case continued at cost of plaintiff.

Wm. J. and G. Milgate vs. A. D. Oakley--Argued at length by Judge McKune for plaintiffs, and Lewis for defendant, and taken under advisement by the Court.



William Kelly, disturbing the peace--Guilty and fined $10.

Same, assault and battery--Discharged.

John Doe Alexander (colored), petty larceny--Guilty and fined $20.

Chris. Ellis, drunk-Pleaded guilty and fined $5.



Four hundred emigrants have sailed from London for Canada.

The Barcelona insurgents are being severely sentenced.

The Spanish clergy persist in a refusal to swear allegiance to the Constitution, though the time within which they are required to take the oath is short. They have so far shown no disposition to yield.

The French left, and radical journals will oppose the Plebescitum.

The La Creuzot strike is ended.

A fire in Medina yesterday destroyed the bank, two hotels and Gazette office. Loss unknown.

Mrs. Emma Willard, founder of Troy Seminary, died to-day, aged eighty-four.

It is reported that Pierre Bonaparte has arrived in New York incog.

Gen. Hancock has been offered a transfer from his present command (Dakota) to San Francisco or St. Louis. He prefers the latter.

David Ekstein, of Cincinnati, has been confirmed as Consul to Vancouver.



Presentation-Damages for Shipwreck-Mortgage Tax-Police Items-Return of Wreckers-Payment of Appropriation to Presentation School Refused-Quotations.


Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

   SAN FRANCISO, April 16th.- The Schulzen Veun, in acknowledgment of the professional services and friendly interest shown by Hermann, the illusionist, have prepared a match box, costing $160, for presentation to him.

   Kenneth McCaskell sues the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and sets damages at $10,000. He complains that the steamship Golden City was so negligently, badly, unskillfully managed, governed and directed by agents of the defendants that the said steamer was shipwrecked, in consequence of which he became sick and enfeebled and suffered much from the inclemency of the weather, and that he is still sick.

   The meeting of parties interested in the mortgage tax funds in bank hold their meeting on Monday evening, to protest against the proposed relation of ten per cent. of the amount for contingent expenses by the banks.

   Bartholomew Snowden, arrested on a charge of having feloniously entered the Chemical Works on Beale street, near Harrison, and having stolen therefrom 499 pounds of lead. The stolen property has been recovered.

   Don Flores, a Spanish American, stabbed Pedro, a deck hand on the Oriflamme, in a row on Dupont alley last night, in the left thigh, inflicting a severe but not necessarily dangerous wound. Flores was arrested by officer Dunleavy.

   The schooner B. F. Lee, which was sent down to wreck the Golden City on a private wrecking expedition, returned this morning. It is understood that she saved enough from the wreck on which the owners, Moss & Beadle, get salvage, to pay the expenses of the trip.

   Auditor Holt has refused to audit the claim of the Presentation Convent School for $15,000, ordered by the Legislature to be passed out of the city treasury from any unappropriated funds. He reports that all the funds are appropriated already by law.

   Gold at 11 A.M. 113 3/8; greenbacks scarce, 89¼ , selling 90.



Transcribed by: Jeanne Taylor


Sacramento Reporter

April 19, 1870





IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Silas Whitcomb, deceased.

   In the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento.

   The People of the State of California send greeting: It appearing to the Court by the petition presented and filed by J. L. Huntoon, administrator of the estate of Silas Whitcomb, deceased, praying for an order to sell the real estate, that it is necessary to sell the whole of the real estate to pay the allowance to the family, the debts outstanding against the deceased, and the debts, expenses and charges of administration. It is therefore ordered by the Court that all persons interested in the said estate appear before the said Probate Court on Monday, the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the Court-room of said Probate Court, in the city of Sacramento, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell so much of the real estate of the deceased as shall be necessary; and that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed and published in said city and county. ROBERT C. CLARK, County Judge, and ex-Officio Judge of the Probate Court.

Office of the County Clerk of the County of Sacramento.


   I, W. B. C. Brown, County Clerk of the county of Sacramento, State of California, and ex-Officio Clerk of the Probate Court in and for said county, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of an order duly made and entered upon the minutes of said Probate Court.

   Witness my hand and the seal of said Probate Court, this 14th day of April, A.D. 1870.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.


L. S. TAYLOR, Attorney for Administrator.



IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF James Beardslee, deceased.

   In the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, State of California.

On reading and filing the petition of William Headrick, administrator of the estate left unadministered of James Beardslee, deceased, setting forth that he has filed his final account of his administration upon said estate in this Court, and that the same has been duly audited, allowed and confirmed; that all the debts and expenses of administration have been fully paid; and that a portion of said estate remains to be divided among heirs of said deceased, and praying among other things, for an order of distribution of the residue of said estate to the persons entitled. It is ordered that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, be and appear before the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento, on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock A.M., then and there to show cause why an order of distribution should not be made of the residue of said estate among the heirs of the said James Beardslee, deceased, according to law.

   It is further ordered, that a copy of this order be published for four successive weeks before said 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed in the city and county of Sacramento.

ROBERT C. CLARK, Probate Judge.

Attest: A true copy.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.


BEATTY & DENSON, Attorneys for Administrator.




Underwriters Settling for Missing Vessels-Insane-Important Meeting of the Supervisors-Dr. Swift's Lecture.


Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

   SAN FRANCISCO, April 18.- The underwriters give up as lost the bark Kutagoff, Captain Atkinson, which sailed from Bellingham Bay for this port with a cargo of coal, November 24th, and has never been heard from. She was owned by Pope & Talbot, of this city. They also give up the bark Vernon, Captain Bartlett, which sailed from Port Gamble, December 3d, with lumber for Honolulu. She, too, has since been unheard from.

   John Richard Hobson, a native of England, 63 years of age; Thomas Relief (unknown), aged 30 years; and James Zquina (colored), a native of Florida, aged 44 years, were sent to the Insane Asylum at Stockton to-day. Hobson is the transmuter of metals who found so many rich converts a few years since.

   Judge Dwinelle refused to grant a divorce to Jennie Josselyn from J. H. Josselyn.

   C. Spring obtained a judgment for $6,075 against S. Uhlfelder in the Fifteenth District Court.

   The Board of Supervisors this evening received a communication from Auditor Holt informing them that it is unnecessary to levy any tax this year for redemption of the funded debt of the city, as there will be a surplus of several hundred thousand dollars, and that taxpayers can well afford to keep the money in their pockets.

   There are about half a dozen applications before the Board for street railroad franchises under the amended law; all have been ordered printed. The Board transacted a large amount of routine work this evening.

   J. F. Swift has a large audience at his lecture on Pompeii, at the Mercantile Library, for the benefit of the Female Hospital.

   That portion of the public printing within the control of the Board of Supervisors was awarded, this evening, to the Bulletin at $10 per thousand, and Chronicle $5 49.



Annual City Election.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

PETALUMA, April 18.- The annual city election was held here today, colored citizens voting for the first time. Everything passed off quietly, James H. Knowles being re-elected City Marshal.



A Rich Quartz Discovery.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

MARYSVILLE, April 18.- Silas Eginon has discovered a rich quartz ledge on Rich Gulch, in Eastern Yuba. One pan of decomposed quartz yielded $100.




Tuesday Morning.. April 19.


The Examination of Miss Hall's, Mrs. Southworth's and the Graduating Class of the Grammar School, together with the Rhetoric and Bookkeeping Class of the High School-Interesting Facts and Figures.



We commence our report of this week's school examinations with Miss Hall's department at the Grammar School. The room had been tastefully fitted up with pictures, flowers and evergreens. The class numbers thirty-eight, out of which number thirty-one received certificates. Below we give



The exercises in this, the Second Division, commenced with the manual, the answers to the questions eliciting praise from the Examiners – Messrs. Dreman, Brown and Dr. Oatman. After the manual came calisthenics, in which the class kept good time without music. The exercises in arithmetic were very gratifying to the large number of parents and visitors present. The afternoon, with reading, grammar and calisthenic exercises, passed off agreeably and satisfactory to all concerned; and, after distributing the prizes and a parting song, the day in Miss Hall's department closed with the following



Little Miss Florence McKune, accompanied by Carrie Russell, both looking as sweet and fresh as health and innocence could make them, advanced to Miss Hall, when Florence, on behalf of her schoolmates, made the following neat little speech, at the same time presenting to Miss Hall a couple of delicate vases and a set of very neat gold sleeve fasteners, bearing their teacher's initials.

Dear Teacher: The time has come when we must part. We have long enjoyed your instructions, and appreciate your faithfulness. We have been encouraged by your kindness and sympathy, and deeply regret that we can no longer retain the pleasant relation of teacher and pupil. We now, in the name of the class, desire to present these tokens of our love and esteem, and assure you that our best wishes for your future happiness will accompany you wherever you may be.

Miss Hall suitably returned thanks for the unexpected present. Below we give the names of those who received



Willie Kirk, Mattie Kirk, Lulu Landrum, Florence McKune, Willie Mixer, John Nelis, Flora Nachman, Ida Nichols, Katie O'Brien, Willie Oatman, Sylvester Palmer, Irene Richardson, Carrie Russel, Charles Rott, Frank Rowland, John Rice, Francis Radmaker, Lillie Scott, Ella Scott, Ella Smith, Jennie Schwerdtle, Bernard Shay, Mary Stremming, John Seally, Emma Tubbs, Albert Tingman, Amanda Van Heusen, Walter Van Guilder, Frank White, William Williams, Ada Wadsworth and George Wallace.



This department, like that of Miss Hall, was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens, and was well filled with visitors throughout the day. The little girls looked prettier than ever in their white gauze dresses with blue trimmings. Messrs. Miller, Ross, and J. Davis conducted the examination. The following is



With the remarks of Examiner Davis thereon: Reading, excellent; Manual, highly satisfactory; Calisthenics, excellent time without music; Geography, 600 questions given and not a miss; Grammar, out of 100 questions given but one or two answered wrongly; Arithmetic, answers equally satisfactory. The fact of the matter is that the children did credit to themselves and their teacher, Mrs. Southworth.



Lulu Allen, Charles Arthur, John Ackerman, Robert Barns, Emma Burns, John Q. Brown, Ella Burk, Michel Burk, Mary Bruce, Lizzie Case, Mary Crone, George Crocker, Minnie Caldwell, Amelia Dugane, Susie Davis, Jennie Dumphy, Emma Doherty, Edith Dickson, Eugene Earl, Charles Fairchild, Maggie Friedman, Thomas Fox, Fred Glatz, Wilbur George, Geo. Goldsmith, Ernest Grimes, Ader Hobert, Jennie Heard, Willie Halsey, Fannie Hoit, Harry Houghton, Ellen Hartnett, Lewis Harris, David A. Hamburger, David B. Hamburger, John Hilbert, Frank Hurd, Daniel Hyman, Frank Hess, Robert Johnston, Wing Ross, Blanche Cushman, Hattie Clayton, William Doran.

Male Scholars, 30; female, 21 – total, 51. Left voluntarily, 3; none dismissed or transferred; average attendance, 46; graduates, 43; born in California, 34; other States, 16; foreign, 1.



At the close of the school, Miss Susie Davis, accompanied by Miss Jennie Dumphy, on behalf of her classmates, made the following “speech:”

   “Dear Teacher: You will accept this small present as a slight token of remembrance of your scholars for the kindness and attention you have shown to us through years.”

   At the same time she handed Mrs. Southworth a beautiful set of gold sleeve buttons. Mrs. Southworth returned appropriate thanks; but this was not all she was to be thankful for that day. David A. Hamburger had a box of handkerchiefs, and Eugene Earl a pair of cuff buttons, all for their teacher. Altogether, a very pleasant time was passed in Mrs. Southworth's room.



Whose examinations commenced last Friday and will continue till next Thursday, were examined yesterday in History and Physiology. We were unable to be present at the examination of Miss Watson's History Class; but from examiners and others present we learn it went off without a failure. The afternoon was devoted by the class presenting to examiners, parents and visitors their acquaintance with Hooker's Physiology. Physiology is a very important and at the same time interesting study, relating as it does so intimately to the temporal, and we were going to say eternal, well-being of the race. In saying we were pleased with the clear and explicit answers they held in their hands, we but express the general feeling of every one present. We question if there is another class of thirty-three in the land where a more thorough acquaintance with science could be found than that displayed by the class in question with their Physiology. The manner of examination was well thought of. Each scholar drew from the examiners' desks slips of paper containing questions such as these: “Describe the heart.” “What about the nerves and nervous system?” “What have you to say concerning inspiration and expiration?” “Give the composition of the bones and any other item of interest connected therewith.” To hear a miss of twelve and a boy of fourteen expatiate clearly and well on such subjects we consider a crowning triumph for our excellent school system. Messrs. Hill and Deal, together with the Principal, A. H. McDonald, were present throughout the exercises. We will not give the list of the graduates now, for in truth there is still a little uncertainty about their names, and three more days of examination remain for the class.


The morning yesterday was taken up with the examination of Miss Taylor's class in Rhetoric. The text book used was that of Quackenbos. The following are the young ladies and gentlemen composing this class: Carrie Ray, Kate Snider, Grace Kidd, Emma Williams, Henrietta Slater, Edward Hussey, Jas. Hamilton, and Frank Shay. The only examiner present was the Rev. Mr. Gober. Mr. Slater and Mr. Brown also occupied seats on the platform, taking great interest in the recitation. When we say that the examination gave satisfaction to all present, we believe we have paid Miss Taylor and her class the highest compliment possible to give. The scanning of the scholars was good, and the nice appreciation they displayed in picking out the beauties of the Anglo-Saxon was a treat to all present.

By the politeness of the Principal, M. L. Templeton, we were permitted to examine the set of books kept by each member of this book-keeping class. While we cannot but admit that among that hardworked class of men, book-keepers, we have seen better and fairer sets of books than here shown, we at the same time must acknowledge that many of these young ladies' and gentlemen's efforts put to the blush the workmanship of many so-called book-keepers. The disadvantages under which a class such as this naturally labors, in respect to desks, etc., must be taken into account in a criticism of these books. Our opinion is that, in penmanship and general accuracy, the books of this class reflect great credit on the scholars themselves and the gentlemen whose task it has been to guide and direct their steps through this useful study. The following are the names of the book-keeping class: Clara Bender, Cannie Carlisle, Julia Colby, Jennie Dwinelle, Annie Joseph, Carrie Leonard, Ida Lynch, Mary Marshall, Georgie Mixer, Katie Robinson, Charlotte Slater, Charles Haswell and Paxson McDowell.



Monday, April 18.

   The Board met this morning for regular weekly meeting. A full Board was present. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

Bids for cleaning public streets, in accordance with previous advertisement therefor by the Board, were read as follows: From J. N. Fuller, offering to contract for the work at $520 per month; L. Gilman, $349; J. L. Briggs, $186; Jacob Kieper, $500; Wm. Foot, $400; Weed & Bassett, $445 75; W. K. Brown, $545; D. L. Jackson, $497; Jacob Stortz, $450.

   The contract was awarded to L. Gilman, as being the lowest bidder, who was also ordered to give a bond for $2,000, with sufficient surety, for the faithful performance of the contract.

   The petition of J. H. Scott and A. S. Greenlaw to have Twelfth street, north of A., to Vine street, declared open to public travel, being favorably reported upon by the Street Commissioner, was granted.

F. D. Van Horn filed his official bond as policeman, in the sum of $500, with E. P. Figg and W. M. Ratcliffe as sureties; which was read and accepted.

   Petition of E. F. Boyle for the privilege of erecting bulletin boards on each corner of the Public Square, was read and referred to the Street Commissioner.

   The same officer is authorized to grant the use of the Public Square, between Ninth and Tenth, I and J streets, to such public performances and at such prices as he may deem proper.

   The petition of Charles Chambers and others to have sidewalks constructed on P, between Fifth and Sixth streets, was referred to the Street Commissioner.

   O. H. Cambridge made application in proper form to be appointed a Special Policeman for the district bounded by the alley between I and J, Second and Third streets, and the west line of Second street.  S. E. Harvey also made a similar application for the district bounded by the north line of G, the east line of Fourteenth, the north line of J, and the west line of Ninth streets.

   Both applications were granted, and the principal parties thereto are appointed Special Policemen for a period of six months.

   Petition of A. Leonard and others for the extension of water pipes between G and H, Fifteenth to Eighteenth, referred to the Superintendent of the Water Works.

   The report of the Clerk of the Board showing the amount of the certificates of indebtedness issued to C. L. Bird in 1863, outstanding, as being $2,553, none of which have ever been presented for redemption, was received and adopted. In connection therewith a profile bond was presented to procure the issuance of city warrants to the sureties of said Bird, as former County Treasurer, and the Mayor is authorized to approve the bond if it be deemed correct.

   The following accounts were allowed: Carter & Dick, $23 45; Thomas Kane, $34 16; J. B. Wilson, $58 20; Lock & Lavenson, $28 62; C. M. Folger, $11; Williams & Co., $171 88; R. S. Jones, $22 15; Antone Franches, $5 25; Peter Sanderson, $5 25; John Ruggles, $5 25; O. Coylor, for Ruggles, Sanderson and Franches, discharging 130 tons coal, $32 50; E. Washburn, $1 50; Patrick Lynch, $105 25; Thomas Henry, $154; John J. Lynn, $3; Charles Stuart, $8; Russell & Winterburn, $43; Charles Gildea, $2. Adjourned.


Summer is Coming.

On all hands is evidenced the presence of cheerful Summer, genial Summer, welcome Summer. The atmosphere has resumed its wonted lightness, and a breath of the country air today possesses more healing power than all the drugs in the entire Meteria Medica. Go into the suburbs of our city, free yourselves from its cares –- if but for one hour--- and our word for it, you will be happier and more contented on your return. The trees, the flowers, the birds are all springing up, waiting to be caressed by your presence. Spring and Summer in our valley are the repetition of the history of the Medieval ages, and one has but to reach for the benefits of health and longevity in the Sacramento valley to obtain it. Our agricultural interests are in excellent condition and we have ever assurance of a bountiful return from the next harvest. We apprehend a prosperous and happy termination to the present season, and at its end predict that our city will be on the high road to wealth and pros-perity.



James Sullivan was arrested by special officer Brissell, for exposure of his person.  William Harris, for burglariously entering a room at the Railroad Hotel, with intent to steal, was brought in by officer Karcher.  Senorita Prajades, for kicking up a row at her Prussian abode on L street, deposited $20 for her appearance in Court this morning. Officer Moore effected this capture.  John Henesey was a drunk picked up by officer Rider. He left $5 to pay his bill.  Ah Quay, for assault on one of his countrymen, was brought in by Rider.


ATTENTION SINGERS. - All of you who intend taking part in the grand concerts to occur shortly will do well to attend the rehearsal this evening. A large invoice of new music, which is intended to be used on this occasion, has arrived from the East, and you will have a good chance to become familiar with its appearance and intricacies.



The following named gentlemen have been appointed Notaries Public by his Excellency, Governor Haight: Thomas W. Millard, for Alameda county; James R. Low, Jr., for Santa Clara; P. Reeves, L. C. Hayes and A. P. Bernard, for Solano.


Protestant Orphan Asylum.

The members of the Protestant Orphan Association met in the Congregational Church on Saturday. The Board of Managers made the following report:

   Today the Association enters upon the fourth year of its work of mercy. There is no question now of its necessity; that fact is now clearly demonstrated by the work already done. During the past year forty-nine children have been admitted to the Asylum, of whom twenty-nine were girls between the ages of six months and thirteen years, and twenty were boys between the ages of three and eleven years; fourteen have left, seven taken by their friends and seven have been provided with places.

   During the season there has been considerable sickness, principally fever, and three deaths have occurred. Thirty-two children are now remaining in the Asylum, the health of whom, we are happy to state, is good, and we take this opportunity of returning thanks to Drs. Haswell, Wythe, Hatch and Oatman for their kind attention.

   On the 13th of last July we occupied the new Asylum building, the grounds of which, through the liberality of the gardeners and nurserymen, we have ornamented with fruit and shade trees and flowering shrubs and plants.

   Our receipts have covered our current expenses this year, but not more; so we have been unable to reduce our debt, and we appeal to members of the Association and the public, who have so nobly sustained us heretofore, to come to our aid.

Mrs. R. T. Brown, Treasurer of the Association, reported that there is now in the treasury $844 10.

   The following officers were elected, after which the meeting adjourned: Mrs. I. E. Dwinell, President; Mrs. B. R. Patton, Secretary; Mrs. R. T. Brown, Treasurer; Mrs. I. M. Hubbard, Mrs. Dr. Blackwood, Mrs. Gallatin and Mrs. P. H. Russell were elected Managers for two years.


State Board of Health and Vital Statistics.

The following gentlemen have been commissioned by Governor Haight to serve four years on this Board: Drs. T. M. Logan and J. F. Montgomery, Sacramento; Drs. Henry Gibbons and L. C. Lane, San Francisco; Dr. F. Walton Todd, Stockton;  Dr. Charles G. Stone, Marysville; Dr. Luke Robinson, Santa Clara. The first meeting of the Board will be held in this city, at the office of Dr. T. M. Logan, at 7 o'clock P.M. on Friday next.


DIVORCE.-Mrs. Margaret Farmer commenced suit in the District Court to-day, for a decree of divorce from Lawrence Farmer, on the grounds of adultery. The parties were married in Missouri in 1847, and have been residents of this county for some time past.


Placer County Mining.

The Grass Valley Union of Sunday says many Grass Valleyans have lately gone down in the neighborhood of Auburn to prospect. In fact, the Auburn country seems to be the excitement, so far as Grass Valley is concerned. Mr. Robert Cryer returned from that point Friday evening last, and he reports that much work is being done in the vicinity of Ophir with every prospect of good results. The ledge upon which he and others are prospecting now shows well in sulphurets, and has thickened out as miners go down on it. Mr. Hazelton informs us that the Clark & Hazelton ledge, on the south side of Auburn ravine, just across from the town of Ophir, is showing well. Four tons of quartz from this ledge have been crushed and the yield was nine ounces of gold, or about $36 per ton. The shaft is now down fifteen feet, and in that distance the rock has changed its white and barren character to a sulphuret and free gold bearing ledge. The ledge is about a foot thick. We were shown some very fine specimens from this ledge. Prospecting is active in the vicinity of Ophir, and is growing more so every day. The business of the town is rapidly improving on account of the prospecting.


---The husband of Mrs. Bloomer has been renominated for Mayor of Council Bluffs.

---Thalberg has retired with a fortune of half a million.



Law Record of Yesterday.

Supreme Court.

   Mandeville vs. Soloman – Motion to set aside the order heretofore entered at the present term, and open the whole case for reargument at the next term of the Court. Argued orally by Sanderson for respondent, and taken under advisement.

   Walden vs. Elkins – On motion of Hamilton and filing stipulation, cause placed on calendar and submitted on briefs, to be filed by relator in thirty days; the same time to respondent to answer and to relator to reply.

   People vs. Turner – On motion of Attorney General and filing stipulation, cause placed on calendar and submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in ten days, and twenty days to respondent to answer.

   Farris vs. Phelan – On motion of Haymond, cause continued for the term.

   Klein vs. Central Pacific Railroad Co. - On motion of Edgerton, cause submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in twenty-five days, and fifteen days to respondent to answer.

   McGraw vs. McGlynn – On motion of Irvin for leave to file mandate of Supreme Court of the United States, and for leave to suggest the death of respondent, McGraw, and the substitution of W. A. Quarles, special administrator, as respondent, and remittitor to issue forthwith to the Probate Court of the city and county of San Francisco; taken under advisement.

   Bernheimer vs. Baldwin – On motion of Cadwalader, ordered that appellant have twenty days further time to file brief.

   Hutton vs. Supervisors of Yolo County – Question of proper service of the writ and objections thereto argued orally by Armstrong and McKune and taken under advisement.

   Barber vs. Reynolds – On motion of Hamilton, ordered that appellant have ten days further time to file brief in reply.

   King vs. Blood – On motion of Comte and filing stipulation, ordered that respondent have fifteen days further time to file brief.

   City and County of San Francisco vs. Spring Valley Water Company – On motion of Comte, ordered that respondent have ten days further time to file brief.

   Ryan vs. Tomlinson – On motion of Anderson, ordered that respondent have ten days further time to file brief.

   Burrel vs. Hart – On motion of Anderson, ordered that respondent have ten days further time to file brief.

   California Pacific Railroad Company vs. Central Pacific Railroad Company – Motion to add papers from the lower Court to the record as a supplemental return argued orally by Cadwalader and Sanderson, and granted. Cause argued orally on the merits and submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in ten days; twenty days to respondent to answer.

   Montgomery vs. Huntoon – Argued orally by Taylor and Dunlap. Judgment reversed and cause remanded.


District Court- Ramage, J.

Court met and adjourned until to-morrow without transacting any business.


County Court- Clark, J.

   Sherwood vs. Cummings – Plaintiff's bill retaxed by striking therefrom the sum of $80 80.

   Same case – Motion for new trial continued.

   A. B. Burns vs. A. J. Graham – Motion to dismiss appeal. Continued on motion of defendant.

   A. W. Butler vs. Frank Aschenaur – Motion of defendant to tax costs. Continued.

   Dennis Coffey vs. A. W. Lockhart – On motion of defendant, ordered that he have further stay of proceedings for twenty days from this date.



C. A. Bolger, felony – Not guilty.

Jno. Payne, burglary – Not guilty.

Philip Pfieffer, assault to murder – Not guilty.

Ah Loy, burgarly – Till next Monday to plead.

James Feeney, assault to murder – Till Monday to plead.

Ah Lynn, burglary – Not guilty.

Ah Sing, burglary – Not guilty.

Ah Seung, burglary – Not guilty.

Ah Quing, grand larceny – Bail forfeited.

Cornelius Simmons, grand larceny – Not guilty.

Christian Meyers and Charles Brown, felony – Not guilty. This case two charges of felony.

Ah Lihng and Andy Johnson, burglary – Not guilty.

Patrick Cullen Smith and Thomas Moore, felony – Not guilty.

John M. Stanton and Jno. McQuade, felony – Wednesday next to plead.

John M. Stanton and Jno. McQuade, counterfeiting – Same order.

John Sansome, William Burnes and Mickey Delany – Sansome and Burns till Monday. Mickey Delany- Not guilty.

Robert May, Robert Presdu and Jno. Wilson, robbery – Not guilty.

James H. Cummings, Solomon Iniser, Jno. McCabe, Spencer Iniser, William Creighton, John Doe and Richard Roe, riot – Not guilty.

Court adjourned till April 20, 1870, 10 A.M.


Probate Court – Clark J.

   Estate of Thomas Ross, deceased – Final account referred to Terence Masterson to examine and report thereon.

   Estate of Kate M. Culver, insane – Report of referee approved, vouchers filed and decree entered confirming final account.

   Estate of John Arnold, deceased – Geo. W. Towne appointed administrator de bonis non, on filing bond in the sum of $_____. James E. Smith appointed attorney to represent minor heirs.

   Estate of James Nuttall, deceased – Will admitted to probate on testimony of Arthur E. Hill and Mrs. Bennett. Elizabeth Nuttall and John Bennett appointed as executrix and executor. Appraisers – E. B. Townsend, Oswald Broder and Samuel Kay. Notice to creditors in Sacramento REPORTER.

   Estate of J. C. Brewer – Anton Brewer appointed as administrator, on filing bond in the sum of $3,000; William Young, Alexander Nelson and A. C. Bidwell as appraisers. Notice in SACRAMENTO REPORTER.

   Estate of Harvey Miller, deceased – Decree of homestead entered.

   Estate of Peter Miller, deceased – Decree entered, showing that deed and legal notice to creditors has been given.

   Estate of John McNulty, deceased – Petition for amending and settling final account filed and set for hearing on the 28th instant. Notice by posting.

   Estate of Michael Need, deceased – Final account of administratrix filed and set for hearing on May 2, 1870. Notice by posting.

   Estate of Dowty Utter, deceased – Mrs. Utter appointed administratrix on filing bond at $1,250. Notice in REPORTER.

   Estate of Jacob Heppe, deceased – Order entered setting aside homestead and property exempt from execution.

   Estate E. M. Howison, deceased – Robert Watt appointed administrator on filing bond in $8,000. Notice in the REPORTER.


Police Court – Henly, J.

The calendar of yesterday was disposed of as follows:

John Sing, petty larceny – Continued till April 20.

Wm. Kelly, disturbing the peace- $10 or five days.

Ah Mee, petty larceny – Discharged.

Charles Devere, petty larceny – Continued till today.

San How, violation of ordinance – Deposit declared forfeited.

Michael Judge, disturbing the peace - $10 or five days.

Ah Yuen, violation of ordinance – Acquited. (sic)

John Lynangh, Jack Crony and Tom Brannon, disturbing the peace - $10 or five days.

Barney Kearnan, Al. Post and J. Collicot, assault to do bodily injury – Continued till the 20th instant.



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Sacramento Reporter

April 20, 1870



Fatal Railroad Collision.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

Virginia City, April 19. - A collision occurred about 2 o'clock to-day on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, between two freight trains, in the deep cut near Carson River, known as Vivan Cut. R. W. Thornton, brakeman, was killed.



Death from Apoplexy.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

Stockton, April 19.- J. S. Jarnigan, an old resident of this place, was found dead in his room this afternoon. Apoplexy is the supposed cause.


Homicide at Ukiah.

The Ukiah Democrat, of April 15, has the following: On last Thursday an altercation occurred about six miles below this place, which resulted in the death of A. G. Davis, for several years a resident of this valley. It seems that for some time past an ill feeling has existed between T. J. Faught and A. G. Davis, resulting from one or the other being bothered by the other's stock, which had reached such a pitch that Davis sent some word to Faught, which we refrain from giving, as it is not yet proven. On last Thursday Davis started to Jas. Faught's with a load of grain, and on his way passed the house of T. J. Faught, who, seeing Davis, came out and asked him what he meant by the word he sent. Davis told him he meant just what he said, and at the same time started towards Faught, who ran into the house, got his gun loaded with shot, and when he came out, on raising it to his shoulder twice, fired, hitting Davis in the head, instantly killing him. Faught came to town immediately, and gave himself up. Coroner Hildreth summoned a jury and proceded (sic) to the spot to hold an inquest, and the jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts. A warrant of arrest was issued, and Faught gave bail to appear before Justice Barnett on next Saturday, for a preliminary examination.



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY of Sacramento, ss. - In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

   The People of the State of California to OSCAR ELMGREEN, greeting:

   You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Emma Elmgreen, in said Court filed against you, within ten days from the service of this writ, exclusive of the days from the service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 19th day of April, 1870, in said Court.

   Said action is brought to obtain a decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between you and plaintiff, on the grounds of desertion for more than two years last past, and judgment for costs of suit, all of which will more fully appear by reference to the complaint filed herein.

   And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer the complaint as directed, plaintiff will take default against you, and apply to the Court for the relief herein demanded.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of the said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento, this 19th day of April, A.D.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By L. H. EDELON, Deputy Clerk.

COFFROTH & SPAULDING, Attorneys for Plaintiff.



Miss Templeton's Department and the Graduating Class of the Grammar School – The History and Trigonometry Classes at the High School – Names of Honor, Etc.


Miss Templeton's Department – Grammar School.

The exercises in this class commenced in the usual manner, after which the class in Thompson's Arithmetic was examined. The questioning was close and the answers ready. The Rev. Mr. Dwinell selected the questions, and, according to the notes of Examiner Gibbs, “the class showed great proficiency, neither hesitating or missing a question.” The calisthenic motions were good, and regulated by the piano. The class went through well the analytical manual as far as page 81. Examiners Gibbs, Avery and Rev. I. E. Dwinell expressed themselves as greatly pleased with the examination, and at its close gave


Certificates of Merit

To the following scholars: Alice Chaplin, Gertie Gerrish, Sophia Kropff, Gustave Hazelstien,Murty Barrett, Maggie Beal, Belle Felter, Lizzie Griffin, Zourie Ketchum, Willie Huntoon, Matilda Case, Aaron Joseph, Ellen Bowden, Ernest Cole, Harry Deal, Willie Deal, Bertie Doherty, Alonzo Jost, Willie Dwinell, Laura Hess, Robert Cooke, Julia Glatz and Brigham Brier. Out of a class of twenty-one, one had the average of ten, perfect; ten stood nine and less than ten, and ten eight, but less than nine. The nationality of the school stood thus: twelve born in California, twelve in other States, and none in foreign lands.


A Token of Remembrance.

This class, in passing from a year's instruction at Miss Laura S. Templeton's hands, resolved, before leaving her kind teachings forever, to present her with some little memento of the many happy hours passed in the old school-room. They accordingly purchased a very neat pair of gold cuff-pins, and through Miss Zourie Ketchum, thus gracefully gave their offering.

“Miss Templeton – We beg that you will accept this little offering as a testimonial of esteem, which we, as a class, bear toward you, and when your thoughts refer to us, that you will pass over our many transgressions leniently. Let the use of this memento in binding together your sleeve and cuff, be emblematic of the bond existing in the hearts of your pupils for their patient, capable, and conscientious teacher.”


The Grammar School Graduating Class.

The whole of yesterday was taken up with an examination of the class in grammar, under the charge of the Principal, A. H. McDonald. Superintendent Hill and Mr. McClatchy spent the whole day in catechising (sic) and watching with the Principal the answers of the scholars. The morning's work consisted of analytical grammar and a general review of the text book. In the afternoon, parsing and false syntax were very thoroughly examined.


What Was Thought of This Examination.

Mr. Hill expressed himself as highly pleased with this examination. Never, he said, had it been his fortune to witness a class pass through such a severe ordeal of questioning so creditably to themselves and their teacher as this grammar class of Mr. McDonald's had done. For our part, we can bear witness to the close and searching questions and ready answers given. We were somewhat amused to notice with what an interest the scholars themselves watched the examination. If one of their number faltered but for a moment, up went a dozen little hands, signifying that they knew if he or she didn't. A neat uniform of white Marseilles, trimmed with red braid, and zouave pants of the same material, set very prettily on nearly all members of this class – boys and girls. Below we give a model paper, which speaks for itself. The penmanship, which is by Master John Davis, is excellent. Any naughty girl, or wicked boy, who did not sign this paper, we suppose resolved to go it on the Topsonian plan, if they could not be good, to be as good as they could. The open confession which is good for the soul and the resolution to do better are both contained in


The Article of Agreement.

“We, the undersigned, members of the graduating class of the Sacramento Grammar School, believing that our conduct in the past has been detrimental to our best interests, and resolving that in the future we shall labor to secure and preserve order during school hours, do this day enter upon a solemn agreement to honestly try, to the best of our abilities, to avoid doing anything that we conscientiously believe to be wrong during school session. In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our signatures this 2d day of March, 1870: Helen Haskell, Mattie Folger, Sallie B. Fisher, Ella Locke, Mary E. Dickerson, Margie C. Russell, Ella D. Perry, Juanita Smith, Jennie Anderson, Flora Caldwell, Sarah Hilbert, Bertha C. Gruhler, Mary Horl, Mary W. Wolfe, Carrie H. Yost, John W. Davis, W. H. M. Cobb, Philemon E. Platt, Harry R. Snow, Charles F. Crocker, Valentine McClatchy, Willie W. Marvin, Arthur C. Jelly, Ed. B. Cushman, George Johnson, Harry R. Lewis, Willis M. Clayton, Edward Norris, H. J. Palmer, William Henley, Alice Coffin, Annie Neary, Helena Allmond, Amanda Salsig, Kate Polhemus, Camilla Hoy and William Rider.”


Fourth Day At The High School.

Yesterday morning was taken up at this school by an examination of the history class, composed of the following young ladies and gentleman: Grace Kidd, Kate Snider, Carrie Ray, Emma Williams, Henrietta Slater, Frank Shay, Joseph Hamilton and Edward Hussey. Miss Taylor is the teacher of this class. Rev. Dr. Wythe was the only examiner present. This interesting study was thus examined: Slips of paper relating to the reigns and terms of Kings, Emperors and Presidents were given the scholars, who took them to the blackboard and concisely wrote out the important figures and events relating to each. For example, under the head of James I came the date of his reign: gunpowder plot defeated; Bible translated; and landing of the Pilgrims. The text book used was Worcester's Universal History; and from America the class traveled to France, England, Greece, Rome, the wide world over. The Principal, and all who listened to his examination, expressed themselves as extremely pleased with the very thorough acquaintance the pupils exhibited with historical subjects.


Trigonometry Class.

It was our pleasant duty to be present at the examination of the Principal, M. L. Templeton's, class in trigonometry, in the afternoon. Besides being pleased with the acquaintance displayed by the class with this somewhat abstruse science, it caused us a great deal of delight to notice the interest manifested by such men as J. F. Houghton, Slater and Ray in the class. We do not think a trio more thoroughly acquainted with the subject could be gathered from any quarter of the State. That they should devote an afternoon of their valuable time to mingling, text book in hand, with the generation that is beginning to walk where they run, is a gratifying sign of the times. These gentlemen expressed themselves well pleased with the examination; in saying this, we say enough. The names of the pupils were: Clara Bender, Cannie Carlisle, Jennie Dwinell, Annie Joseph, Zetta Kendall, Carrie Leonard, Ida Lynch, Georgia Mixer, Katie Robinson, Mary Marshall and Paxson McDowell.



   The tank at the Water Works is being cleaned out. The mud had congregated to the depth of 2 ½  feet, and we think the pipes in the city are in the same fix.

   The fee book at the Recorder's office bears evidence of increase in real estate business.

   Mr. Zoler, our old friend and adviser, was presented with two little Zolers yesterday, and at a loss for a reply, smiled and asked his friends to do the same.

   The Supervisors proceeded to Andrus' Island yesterday, to try to reconcile the differences in regard to the recent division of the same in two districts.

   The noon boat yesterday conveyed 113 bales of wool to San Francisco. This looks like business.

   The westward bound train yesterday was the largest of the season, comprising two engines and seventeen cars.

   A Chinaman was struck on the head by a bullet from a fireman on the land of C. P. O'Neal, corner of Third and U streets. The police made an investigation, but with what effect we did not learn.

   The Oriental Circus will open in this city on Thursday evening, with everything new and in splendid condition. Several performers have arrived from the East within the past few days.

   The large sale of real estate advertised for to-day did not occur. May 12 is set for the sale.

   Constable W. A. Faylor has appointed his brother George Faylor to the position of Deputy Constable.

   Emma Elmgreen has made application for divorce from Oscar Elmgreen, on the ground of desertion. They were married in Sacramento in May, 1867.

   Milliken Bros. did not pay to officer Brissell the reward of $100. On the contrary, they receded from their promise in the advertisement, and it was by “hard talk” that the officer received $50.

   Persons visiting the circus will do well to remember that the entrance is on K street, and thus avoid traveling around the entire lot to gain admittance.

   All except the High School and three departments of the Grammar School, which have not been examined, will be closed for the term.

   Shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon an alarm of fire was sounded from No. Two's bell, but we could not learn any cause for the furore. (sic)

   An adjourned meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company was held last evening at the office of the Secretary. Business of importance was transacted.

   J. C. Garland is on the war-path on the subject of horse railroads, and intends petitioning the Board of Trustees for permission to construct a street railway.

   At 9:15 last night an alarm of fire was sounded, caused by a defective flue in the Alley between Fifth and Sixth, and L and M streets.

   O'Keefe & Meyers are constructing a large brick building on Front street, near I.

   The railroad traffic is becoming heavier at the present juncture, and bids fair to increase. The amount of freight and passengers daily arriving, is something astonishing.

   An advertisement of interest, in connection with the coming Fireman's Picnic, will be found in another column. Those dealing in wines, liquors, cigars, ice cream, fruit and candies should read every line thereof.

   No. 5's engine house is improving in appearance, and will soon be completed. The repairs made were sadly needed, and now that they are made, old Knickerbocker will rejoice in the finest located and best engine house in the city.

The outcry made by the runners and hackmen at the depots, on the arrival of the various trains, is a growing nuisance, and we wonder that the City Fathers do not prescribe some cure for this grievous annoyance to the traveling public.


Police Slate Last Night.

   Samuel B. Clothier, an escape from the Asylum at Stockton, by Harvey.

   John Blunt, drunk, by Harvey.

   Lung Wo and Ah Chee, violating city ordinance, by keeping hogs within the city limits, by Smith and Rider.

   John Pencil, assault and battery, and threats against life, by Martz. Bond given.

   Ah Lin, violating city ordinance No. 23, by Moore.


Attempted Burglary.

We are informed by officer Brissell that information was lodged last night at the Station House that a man had been discovered in the cellar of Treadwell's store, on J street, who, it was supposed, had burglarious intentions. The officer stationed a man in the alley and went into the cellar, where he discovered a man, who had cut a hole through the ceiling big enough to put his head through. The implement of the burglar, a razor, was discovered on the ground. The man was arrested, and gave his name as Harry Powell, but the “Rogues’ Gallery” shows him to be William Jackson, alias Hyland. An amusing incident occurred at the arrest, an unoffending milkman being seized on suspicion. The man yelled lustily for mercy, but, upon the error being discovered, it is needless to say the vendor of lacteals was speedily released.


An Accident.

The freight train on the Western Pacific, while coming up Front street yesterday morning, ran into a truck which had been left standing on the track and knocked off the driver, a man named Malone, sending him some distance from the track. The truck was demolished, and one of the horses injured slightly. The engineer tried to stop the locomotive as soon as the truck was discovered, but it was so near the latter that the collision occurred before he could bring the train to a standstill.



An altercation occurred last evening at the meeting of tho Good Templars, which resulted in a cowhiding match. The parties to this disgraceful affair are William Birmingham, William N. Persing and John Wilson. They will put in an appearance tomorrow before Judge Henley, or forfeit their deposits. We understand that at the bottom of the matter, as usual, lay “lovely woman.”


Capital Woolen Mills.

A meeting of the stockholders of this corporation will be held this evening at 7 ½ o'clock, at the office of W. P. Coleman, on J street, between Third and Fourth, to consider the expediency of increasing the capital stock of the concern.



Law Record of Yesterday.

Supreme Court.

   Mandeville vs. Soloman – Motion to set aside judgment for rehearing denied, and motion to modify the judgment denied.

   The Court, in response to inquiries made by the Bar, announces its opinion that the new rules lately adopted, and to go into force on the 1st of May, have no application to causes in which the transcripts are actually placed on file here before that day, but that as to such causes the present rules of the Court should apply.

   Hutton vs. Supervisors of Sacramento County – Time to make service of writ continued. Armstrong for respondents, and admitted service thereof. Leave given to make return thereto in twenty days.

   Peres vs. Sunol – On motion of French and filing stipulation, ordered that appellant have fifteen days further time to file brief in reply.

   McKinley vs. Tuttle – On motion of Mr. Irwin, ordered that respondents have fifteen days additional time to file petition for rehearing.

   Brenham vs. Storey – On motion of Mr. Williams, ordered that respondents have until the 15th of June next to file petition for rehearing.

   Magraw vs. McGlynn – Upon filing the mandate of the Supreme Court of the United States, ordered that William A. Quarles, as special administrator of the estate of said Magraw, deceased, be and he is hereby substituted as plaintiff and respondent in said action; and it is further ordered that the remittitur substituting said special administrator and affirming the judgment of the Probate Court, issue forthwith to said Probate Court; that the clerk of this Court deliver to Wm. H. Patterson the bonds on file, given on behalf of the plaintiff in error on the allowance of the writ of error to the said Supreme Court of the United States, and take his receipt therefor.

   Brumagin vs. Bradshaw – On motion of Mr. Cooke, ordered that respondents have until the 10th of May next to file petition for rehearing.

   Clark vs. Sawyer – On motion of Mr. Irvine, ordered that respondents have fifteen days further time to file petition for rehearing.

   People vs. Hall – On motion of Attorney General, written transcript filed and leave granted to make correction in printed transcript, that it may correspond with said written one.

   People vs. Parker, People vs. Renfrow, People vs. Poole, People vs. Poole, People vs. Parker – On motion of Attorney General, orders of submission heretofore entered vacated, and causes submitted on briefs to be filed by appellants in twenty days; ten days to respondents to answer.

   Thompson vs. Connolly – On motion of Mr. Cook, ordered that appellant show cause cause, tomorrow morning, why the appeal should not be dismissed.

   Harpending vs. Haight – Argued orally by Messrs. Haymond, Heydenfeldt and Daingerfield for petitioner, and the Attorney General for respondent, and submitted on brief of petitioner on file; ten days to respondent to answer.

   Greer vs. Blanchar – On motion of Mr. Pendergast and filing stipulation, ordered that respondents have thirty days further time to file brief.

   McMannus vs. O'Sullivan – Argued orally by Mr. Heydenfeldt for appellant, and Mr. McCullough for respondent, and submitted on brief of appellant on file; thirty days given respondent to file brief in answer.

   Bowers vs. Cherokee Bob – Argued orally by Mr. Brooke for appellant, and Mr. Haymond for respondent, and submitted on brief of appellant on file; one day given respondent to file brief in answer.

   Miller vs. Dale – Argued orally by Mr. Houghton for appellant, and cause continued till to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock.


District Court – Ramage, J.

No business was transacted to-day. Court meets at 10 A.M. to-morrow.


Probate Court – Clark, J.

   Estate of Cornelius Sullivan, deceased – Final account and report of executor filed, and set for hearing May 2, 1870. Notice by posting.

   Estate of Harry Houghton, deceased – Final account and report of administrator filed, and set for hearing, May 2, 1870.  Notice by posting.

   Guardianship of Mary Hicks, an incompetent person – Final account of guardian filed, and set for hearing on May 2, 1870. Notice by posting.


County Court – Clark, J.

No business transacted yesterday.


Police Court – Henley, J.

Chas. Devere, petty larceny – Guilty; sentenced to thirty days.

Ah Hoo, petty larceny – Sentenced to thirty days.

James Sullivan, exposure of person – Continued till to-morrow.

Ah Inay, assault to do bodily injury – Continued till the 21st.

James Fitzgerald, disturbing the peace – Pleaded guilty.

M. F. Cummings, drunk – Pleaded guilty.

J. T. Barron, assault and battery – Pleaded guilty.


Dead Body Found.

Our attention was called yesterday to the body of an unknown man found floating in the river. It was fastened to the piles under the Central Pacific Railroad wharf, and bore evidence of having been in the water for some time. The Coroner was notified of the fact and attended, but being unable to ascertain the facts in the case, could not give an opinion. We learn, however, that about a month ago a young man named Richard Sharrett attempted to ford the American river in the vicinity of Colfax and has not been heard from since. We are of the opinion that there is nothing on the body by which it may be recognized. The arrangements for burial by the county were suspended for an answer to a telegram sent to Colfax. We have not learned of an answer yet.


School Examination To-Day.

Today the German class of the Grammar School will be examined in Miss Hall's room, and the graduating class will meet in the Principal's room, to be questioned on their year's progress in arithmetic. At the High School the algebra and geology classes will be examined.



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Sacramento Reporter

April 21, 1870


San Francisco.

Iodine Spring - “Rattaning” - Raid on Short Card Players – Commercial, Etc.


San Francisco, April 20.

   Charles Irwin, who was indicted for grand larceny, escaped two weeks since while he was being taken from the County Court to jail with other prisoners. He was re-captured by detectives Stone and Sellinger and returned to his old quarters yesterday.

   An iodine spring, sufficiently strong to be valuable for chemical purposes, has been found near the city.

   Last evening Henry Kittlebecker, a native of Prussia, aged sixty-four years, was found dead in an outhouse in the rear of a boarding house on Jackson street, between Dumm and East. The body was removed to the dead house, where a post mortem examination will be made.



Attempted Rape.

One Sid. Molan was arrested last Saturday on a charge of attempted rape on a little girl aged six years. He was held to answer in the sum of $500. Some think, however, that it is a false charge, and the mother of the child, Mrs. Armstrong, is prosecuting the case for blackmailing purposes. She keeps a saloon and does not bear the very best reputation.


Business, Crops, etc.

Our town (or city, I should say) is, unusually lively at this time. Many new comers are daily emerging from the cars, and locating in our midst. Improvements are rapidly going forward and the business part of the place is finding its center near the depot. We have had propitious rains, and the crops promise an extra prolific harvest, at which flattering prospect the farmer smiles exultantly. The sanitary condition of the county is good now, although considerable fatal sickness has been here through the Winter.


Yolo County.

Excitement at Dixon – Strike on the California Pacific Railroad – Shooting Affray.

A correspondent of the Chronicle, writing from Dixon, April 18, says: Great excitement has existed here for a few days back. The wages of all the section-men on the California Pacific Railroad were reduced on the 15th from $2 to $1 75 a day, and board themselves. The men pay from $4 to $6 per week for board, and refuse to work for that pay. W. A. Dashiell, the agent here, was partly blamed for the reduction, although he had nothing to do with it; and also for discharging J. J. Sullivan, the foreman here. Yesterday afternoon, the 17th, as Dashiell was going to the depot, a section-man named Linehan called him a s-- of a b---. Dashiell struck Linehan several times with a stick, and then turned and ran, followed by Linehan, who was throwing brickbacts. Dashiell rushed into the depot and returned with a double-barreled shot-gun, when Linehan turned. Dashiell firing after him as he ran through the crowd that had gathered, the mustard seed shot luckily striking no one. Linehan rushed home to get a rifle, but was stopped from returning, while Dashiell went home armed with his shot-gun. Linehan went to Suisun this morning to get a warrant out for Dashiell. More trouble is expected.


San Francisco.

A Prisoner Attempts Suicide – He Takes Poison While Going to Jail.


We published yesterday, says the Bulletin of last evening, a note written by David Duffy, who was in the City Prison on charge of forgery and obtaining money by false pretenses, in which he expressed a determination to kill himself. It was not thought that he was in earnest, but yesterday he gave a demonstration of his entire sincerity, and came very near to the accomplishment of his deadly purpose. He had been in the Police Court, and about 2 o'clock P.M. was taken, with other prisoners, all handcuffed, towards the County Jail. When at the corner of Kearny and Broadway he was seen to take a vial, bite off its neck, and swallow the contents. Then he flung the bottle on the sidewalk. The officers questioned him, when he said he had taken laudanum. They hastened with him to the jail and placed him in the keeper's office, and a physician was summoned, who, with a stomach pump, soon relieved him of the poisonous drug, and probably saved his life. On his person were found two letters, one addressed to his parents and brothers, in Boston, and the other to a friend, Ed. Smith, in this city. In that to his parents, he tells them that he had served a term in the State Prison, and recounted the circumstances which attended his going there. He says they have been kept ignorant of the fact. He says he will not live on the earth longer, to be called a convict and a State Prison bird, and tells them it was last they would hear from him. He wanted them to get his body to Boston, and bury it by his kindred already dead. In the letter to Smith he acknowledged his friendship and expressed remorse for his own conduct. To him also he announced his intention to commit suicide. Duffy said to those present that he got the poison of a Chinaman on the street, and that he drank enough to kill him, notwithstanding the doctor's efforts to save him. It was thought, however, that he will recover.




Masonic-Incorporations-Attempted Suicide-The California Immigration Union Redivivus.


Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


San Francisco, April 20.

   At the annual Convention of High Priests held in the Masonic Temple in this city, seventeen acting High Priests were annointed, according to the order of High Priests, after the order of Melchisidec. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, M. E. Samuel Graves, San Francisco; Vice President, R. E. Wm. W. Taylor, San Francisco; Chaplain, R. E. James L. English, Sacramento; Treasurer, R. E. Charles Marsh, Nevada; Recorder, R. E. Theodore E. Smith, San Francisco; Master of Ceremonies, R. E. John W. Harvill, San Francisco; Conductor, R. E. Wm. A. Davis, Columbia; Herald, R. E. Jacob Neff, Colfax; Steward, Leonard Goss, Sacramento.

   The new Board of Health of San Francisco, as appointed by the Governor, is as follows: Dr. H. H. Toland, Dr. G. Holland, Dr. Hubbard and Dr. J. C. Shorb. Mayor Selby is ex-officio member.

   The schooner Three Sisters found a box containing a sewing machine floating off Fort Point, and brought it into port.

   The People's Insurance Company have filed a certificate to increase their capital to $200,000.

   Tide Land Commissioners will commence the survey of Richardson's Bay, above Saucelito, Marin county, next week.

   Charles Clayton, the new Surveyor of the Port, has entered upon the discharge of his duties.

   Inspectors of Elections have opened offices for enrollment in the different wards for the ensuing election.

   Crescent Gold Mining Co., incorporated to-day, to work the Blake gold quartz ledge in Grass Valley District, California. Capital, $400,000. Trustees, George B. Reeve, N. K. Mastan, J. W. Foard and Sidney Brooks.

   Tunnel Company, White Pine District, incorporated to-day. Capital, half a million: Trustees, L. R. Myers, J. M. Robertson, A. W. Von Schmidt, James Bowman and D. B. Northrup.

   Nineteen hundred boxes of Oregon apples were received by steamer yesterday from New York. (?) (sic)

   John M. Doherty, alias “Paddy Pungent,” who shot himself to-day, died this afternoon.

   W. C. Johnson, who has been six years in the United States Revenue office, resigned to-day, to go into other business.

   The California Immigration Union, which failed to get an appropriation from the Legislature, has now made arrangements with large land holders to commence operations on a basis of selling unimproved lands to immigrants on commission, funds being raised by subscription to commence work at once.



Probable Murder.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


Marysville, April 20.

A. E. Pierce, a farmer living in a small cabin 10 miles south of Yuba City, was burned to death last night under suspicious circumstances. The neighbors, about 10 o'clock, were attracted by the discharge of a gun and the burning of a building. On arriving at the fire they found Pierce's cabin enveloped in flames, and afterwards his remains. Deceased was occupying disputed land. There is great excitement in the neighborhood as the body bears marks of gun shot wound.



Notice is Hereby Given That I will apply at the State Land Office on the 25th day of May, for Duplicate Certificate of Entry, No. 153, the original having been lost. The same being the northwest one-fourth Section No. 27 in Township (7) Seven North, Range Five (5) East.


Sacramento, April 20, 1870.



To The Chief Engineer Of The Sacramento Fire Department: It is the intention of the undersigned to apply to the Board of Trustees of Sacramento for permission to inclose Ten (10) by Twelve (12) feet (in hight) (sic) of the rear portion of the brick buildings now being erected on the East quarter (¼) of Lot Two (2), and the West quarter (¼) of Lot Three (3), in the Block bounded by K and L, Eighth and Ninth streets, city of Sacramento. Signed, W. M. BOYNE, WM. GUTTENBURGH.

Sacramento, April 18, 1870. Per Boyne.


I acknowledge service, and appoint MONDAY, April 25, 1870.

A. H. HAPEMAN, Chief Engineer S. F. D.

April 19, 1870.



In the District Court Of The Third Judicial District, of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.

Willard A. Paddock, plaintiff, vs. Mila B. Paddock, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the Third Judicial of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, in the office of Clerk of said District Court.

   The People of the State of California send greetings to MILA B. PADDOCK, defendant:

   You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days, exclusive of the day of service, after the service on you of this summons, if served within the county; or, if served out of this county but in this district, within twenty days; otherwise within forty days, or judgment by default will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint.

   The said action is brought to obtain a decree absolutely annulling and dissolving the marriage contract between the plaintiff and defendant, and that the plaintiff be absolutely and forever divorced from the marriage relations with the said defendant, and that he have such further and general relief as to the Court may seem equitable and just.

   And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief therein demanded.

   Given under my hand and seal of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, this 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1870.

G. E. SMITH, Clerk.

By LEO. WATKINS, Deputy Clerk.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS -Estate of James Nuttall, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Executors of the above named estate, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit the same, with the necessary vouchers, within ten months from the first publication of this notice, to the undersigned, at the office of C. G. W. French, Esq., No. 39 J street.

John Bennett, Elisabeth Nuttall, Executors of said Estate.

C. G. W. French, Attorney for Executors.

Sacramento, April 20, 1870.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS- Estate of J. C. BREWER, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Administrator of the above named estate, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit the same, with the necessary vouchers, within ten months of the first publication of this notice, to the undersigned, at the office of W. R. Cantwell, St. George Building.


W. R. CANTWELL, Attorney for Administrator.

Sacramento, April 20, 1870.





School Examinations.

Examination of the German Class and Promises of Prizes-The Graduating Class of the Grammar School on Arithmetic-The Algebra Class of the High School, and a Highly Interesting Geology Conversazione.


The German Class- Grammar School.

Yesterday morning, the German class at the Grammar School, numbering upwards of ninety, were examined. This class, made up of scholars of the different grades of the school, has been only two months engaged in its study. A. Dulon has had charge of the class. The examiners, Messrs. Dreman, A. Heilburn and Professor Winter, conducted the examination. The text book from which the scholars are learning the elements of this useful language is Ahn's grammar. At the close of the examination Mr. Dreman addressed a few words of encouragement to the pupils, stating the satisfaction of himself and his colleagues at the progress made by the class in so short a period. Professor Winter made the announcement that at the next examination of this German class the Germans of this city would give, not only one, but he wished it to be distinctly understood, several prizes to the scholars who led the school in this language.


The Graduating Class-Grammar School.

Superintendent Hill, with Messrs. Derwin and Winter, were present at the arithmetic examination yesterday, besides a large number of parents and friends. The examination commenced at Interest, in Thompsom's (sic) Higher Arithmetic, and continued through the text book. Very difficult questions were readily worked out and explained by the pupils. One improvement of the school system of today over that of twenty years ago consists in the fact, that now a scholar is required to give the why and the wherefore for every figure he places on the board, whereas formerly it was too common to get a certain rule by heart, and parrot-like go through the lesson.


Remarks From Superintendent Hill.

Mr. Hill, in closing the exercises, spoke about as follows: “My young friends, you have during your examinations, as a whole, done well---I will not say better than on former examinations. I have endeavored to encourage you to neatness, order and attention in your school room, by promising to such as kept the obligation you placed your names to [a copy of which appeared in yesterday's REPORTER] to allow such ones two-tenths on their standing, a promise I intend now to fulfill. In a long experience I have found that, a student who stands number ten in attention and deportment will, in nine cases out of ten, stand equally well in his studies. I have no sympathy with the slip-shod rule of school management, and as your experience increases you will always find it works disadvantageously.” Mr. Hill referred to attempts made by a few in the school to palm off the composition of others as their own, and very properly remarked that such attempts would sooner or later be found out; that it was better to honestly hand in a poor composition of one's own, than attempt to shine with borrowed plumage. He trusted that those who now passed to the High School would prove unflagging scholars in their new position, and dismissed the school to meet tomorrow, at one o'clock, for the closing exercises.


Names Of Graduates.

The following is a full and correct list of the pupils who today will graduate out of the Grammar into the High School: W. J. Tingman, Jennie Anderson, Alice Coffin, Mary Dickerson, Mattie Folger, Sarah Hilbert, Mary Horl, Arthur Jelly, Geo. Johnson, Valentine McClatchy, Willie Marvin, Eddie Norris, Kate Polhemus, Jairus Palmer, Philemon Platt, Willie Rider, Margie Russell, Harry Snow, Mary Wolfe, Carrie Yost, Ella Perry, Camilla Hoy, Juanita Smith, Eddie Cushman, Bertha Gruhler, Annie Neary, Cynthia Gibbs, J. W Davis, Fred. Crocker, Sallie Fisher, Mary Allmond, Henry M. Cobb, Flora Caldwell, Helen Haskell and Amanda Salsig-in all 35 pupils.


Fifth Day At The High School.

M. L.Templeton's class in Algebra – composed of the following pupils: Grace Kidd, Kate Snider, Carrie Ray, Emma Williams, Henrietta Slater, Edward Hussey, Frank Shay and Thomas Snider, occupied all the morning with black-board exercises and answering questions out of Robinson's Algebra. The only examiner present was J. R. Ray, but between this gentleman and the Principal the class was kept very busily engaged. Question after question was given and correctly and quickly answered till the whole book had been glanced at, only two decided misses being made throughout the examination. Examiner Ray, the Principal and the parents present, all had reason to feel proud of the High School's Algebra class.


The Geology Conversazione.

When we call the examination of Misses Palmer and Mame Patterson and Master Fred Ray a conversazione, we believe we apply to yesterday afternoon's exercises a term perfectly appropriate. We give a specimen of a few of the questions which Miss Taylor had prepared for her pupils: “What can be said in regard to tertiary mountain making? Volcanoes? Basins? Tertiary continent making?” “Explain the nature of Geological evidence? Classes of rock?” What about ores? Method of obtaining metal from ores? Ores of iron? Meteoric iron? Magnetic iron ore? Such questions as the above were read, then in a plain and concise manner answered, examiners and visitors alike joined in questions and answers. It would be an interesting paper to give verbatim all that passed in the two and a half hours with the Geological class of yesterday. We of the Pacific Coast cannot know too much of


Geology and Mineralogy.

This interesting study is intimately interwoven with our State's best interests. Our children should be encouraged by all possible means to make this study one of the elements of their education. As years roll on they will delight to dwell on this department of nature, not only as a source of innocent pleasure, but, mayhap, as a stepping stone to wealth. They will find, as has been well expressed, “sermons in stones and good in everything.” The Examiners present were Dr. Wythe and Mr. Redding. J. F. Houghton and J. R. Ray sat as interested visitors throughout the whole afternoon exercises, frequently joining in the argument, and rendering this exercise altogether a pleasant and profitable afternoon's tete-a-tete. A lady of high social position, and a mind well cultivated by travel and study, also joined in discussing this interesting science.


The Grammar and High School To-day.

At the Grammar school to-day, at 1 p.m., the closing exercises of the year take place, consisting of compositions, readings, dialogues, calisthenics, and the giving of diplomas-a very interesting bill of fare, which will doubtless draw a large attendance. At the High School, the classes in Physical Geography and English Literature will be examined.


Commercial.---Arrived, schooner St. Thomas, Johnson, from Rio Vista, with hay to order. Sailed, steamer Nepinsett, upper Sacramento, with general merchandise.


Local Dashes.

Mrs. G. W. Badger has gone to “Bosting.”

A son of one of the Siamese twins is a resident of our burg.

Three colored voters registered yesterday at the County Clerk's office.

Currier and Robertson will take their departure for Stockton soon.

The old Capitol building is resuming a natural appearance.

The Capital Woolen Mills are stopped, and appear deserted.

Our local note relative to a duel, has had the desired effect.

The Central Pacific are running unusually long trains just now.

Sheriff Woods has appointed R. H. Babitt a special Deputy Sheriff.

Quoits are becoming fashionable. This game is both healthy and interesting.

Sutter's receipt for $25,000 was recorded yesterday in the County Recorder's office.

I.O.S.F. is the affix of some outlandish arrangement existing in the city at present.

The graduating class of the Grammar School will hold a social this evening.

The Chinaman who was winged by a pistol-shot, on Sunday, is recovering, and will not die.

J. C. Goods will not leave until today for the East, notwithstanding the “locals” of our contemporaries.

A divorce was granted yesterday in the case of Elizabeth Seigrist vs. Chas. Seigrist, on the ground of cruel treatment.

The stockholders of the Capital Woolen Mills met last night to consider the expediency of enlarging the capital stock to $200,000.

The certificate of the Cascamungo Land Company was filed in the Secretary's office yesterday; also, that of the National Gazette Printing Company.

J. P. Brissell has resigned the position of Deputy Constable to accept that of Deputy Sheriff, a special appointment under Sheriff Woods.

   We are requested by a large number of the Fire Department to state that the alarm on Tuesday evening was not a preconcerted measure, as has been stated by some of our contemporaries.

   The Supervisors will open the box taken from under the Court-house corner stone, on Friday, when all those who may wish to see the “elephant” must put in an appearance, any time between 10a.m. and 4p.m. of that day.


Further Time.

B. G. Johnston was arraigned yesterday, in the District Court, for sentence, having been convicted of murder in the second degree a short while since. His counsel, C. T. Jones and S. C. Denson, moved for a new trial, with all the eloquence of which they were possessed, claiming that if Johnston was at all guilty he must be guilty of murder in the first degree. The recommendation of the jury to the mercy of the Court gives good ground for this belief. The motion for a new trial was denied by the Court, and the sentence withheld until Saturday; pending which the accused will be examined touching his sanity by a competent Board.


Second Time.

Yesterday, for the second time since the session of the Grand Jury, the following named persons were arraigned to plead before Judge Clark, of the County Court: John McQuade and John Stanton, counterfeiting; demurrer to the indictment was entered by the defendants, who pleaded not guilty; ordered that they answer before the next Grand Jury. John Sansom and Mickey Delany, the Nevada safe robbers, demurred to the indictment, on the ground that the Grand Jury of this county had no jurisdiction over the case; demurrer overruled, and defendants pleaded not guilty. Ah Loy, charged with burglary, pleaded not guilty.


Dead Body Identified.

The body of a man which we mentioned in yesterday's edition was recognized as that of Richard James Sharett. On the undertaker's slate we fine the following: Died by drowning, at Shirt Tail Canyon, near Colfax, Placer county, February 2, 1870. He was a native of New Jersey, 22 years and 3 months old. The remains were attended to the grave by the parents of deceased, who arrived in response to the telegram of which we made mention yesterday.


Police Slate Last Night.

E. Birmingham, assault and battery, by Jackson.

Frank W. Curier, on suspicion of insanity, Dunlevy.

A. M. Robertson, insane, Chief Smith and Harvey.

William Jackson, burglary in entering Treadwell's store, special Brissell.

Mrs. Thompson, disturbing the peace, Karcher and Dunlevy.


Camilla Urso's Concert.

A select but enthusiastic audience greeted the second appearance of Madame Camilla Urso at the Sixth-street Congregational Church last evening. Of the performance of the famous violinist herself, it is needless to say anything; she is too well know to require comment at our hands. Mrs. Marriner sang ravishingly, in fact everybody did well--- everybody save Signor Carmini Morley, and he –- a tenor forsooth! --- sang abominably. “Come into the Garden, Maud,” as rendered by Morley would not have been recognized by “Maud's” oldest acquaintance.


Railroad Accident.

We learned of an accident, near Roseville Junction, on the Central Pacific Railroad, which, we are informed, is likely to prove fatal. A man named Worthington was struck by a locomotive and thrown off the track and against the platform. We do not advise credence to this item until we learn further concerning it, but simply give it for what it is worth.


Sums Paid Into The County Treasury.

F. R. Dray, 500 poll tax receipts, at $2 (less commission), $850; State Fund, $510; Sinking and Interest Fund, $102; School Fund, $34; Hospital Fund, $34; Hospital Redemption Fund, $68; Hospital General Fund, $102.


The Courts.

Law Record of Yesterday.

Supreme Court.

   Present: C. J. Rhodes, Justices Crockett, Sprague and Temple.

   People vs. Townsbey – Judgment reversed and causes remanded, with directions to overrule the demurrer; on this case a full bench.

   People vs. Townsbey – Same disposition as above.

   Himmelman vs. Spanagle – Judgment affirmed.

   Thompson vs. Connolly – Motion to dismiss appeal on certificate of Clerk of Court below, on notice, denied for want of service of papers, and order, to show cause discharged.

   O'Connor vs. Kelly – On motion of Brooks and filing stipulation, order of continuance heretofore entered vacated, and cause submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in twenty days, and twenty days to respondent to answer, and ten days to appellant to reply.

   Valentine vs. Jansen – On motion of Brooks, ordered that respondent have fifteen days additional time to file petition for rehearing.

   Marshall vs. Caldwell – On motion of Hamilton and filing stipulation, ordered that respondent have fifteen days further time to file brief.

   Polhemus vs. Carpenter – On motion of Hamilton, ordered that respondent have twenty days further time to file brief.

   Goldstone vs. Sperling – On motion of Quint & Hardy, and filing petition for rehearing, ordered a stay of proceedings until this same is determined.

   Miller vs. Dale – Oral argument continued by Houghton, Felton and Williams, and cause submitted on briefs, to be filed by appellant in thirty days; thirty days to respondent to answer, and thirty days to appellant to reply; and upon filing stipulation, leave granted both parties to withdraw record in the preparation of briefs.

   Thompson vs. Pioche – On motion of Felton, ordered that appellant have twenty days additional time to file brief.

   Frisbie vs. Marques – On motion of French, ordered that appellant have ten days further time to file petition for rehearing.

   Court adjourned for the term.


District Court- Ramage, J.

   Thos. Gardiner vs. Eli Mayo et al. - Hearing of cause resumed. Witnesses for plaintiff, James McClatchy, E. K. Phipps, F. R. Dray; witnesses for defendant, C. C. Hayden, Charles Gildea, Eli Mayo. Case continued for argument.

   The People vs. Robert Lindsey --- Arraigned and plea of not guilty entered and set for trial June 7, 1870.

   The People vs. B. G. Johnston – Motion in arrest of judgment and for a new trial overruled, and judgment of Court suspended until Friday next.

   Elizabeth Seigrist vs. Charles Seigrist – Default of the defendant entered. Testimony taken and decree of divorce entered on the ground of extreme cruelties.

   Adjourned until Friday next at 9 a.m.


County Court – Clark, J.

   The People vs. Phillip Pfieffer – Assault to murder; defendant plead not guilty.

   People vs. Ah Loy – Burglary; not guilty.

   People vs. James Reeney – Assault to murder; not guilty.

   People vs. John M. Stanton and John McQuade – Counterfeiting; defendants plead not guilty.

   People vs. Stanton and McQuade – Felony; same plea.

   Same vs. Same – Counterfeiting; demurrer to indictment sustained, to which District attorney excepts, and it appearing to the Court, that probable cause exists to suppose that a public offense has been committed by said defendants, it is ordered that they be held to answer for the same before the next Grand Jury.

   People vs. John Sansome, William Burns and Mickey Delaney – Grand larceny; Demurrer to indictment overruled and denied, to which defendants counsel excepts; Sansome and Delaney each pleads not guilty.

   People vs. Joe Malcomb – Felony; withdraws plea of not guilty, “heretofore entered”, and with consent of District Attorney enters plea of guilty of petty larceny; sentenced to thirty days in the County Jail.

   People vs. Nellie May and Kate Johns – Said defendants having been held to answer for a public offense, and two Grand Juries having been empanneled since said holding over, and no indictment having been found nor other action taken therein, it is hereby ordered that said defendants and their sureties be released and discharged from all liabilities herein.

   Adjourned until Monday, April 25.


Police Court – Henley, J.

Barney Kiernan, Albert Post, and James Callicott – Assault and battery, Guilty.

James Sullivan – Exposure of person. Guilty.

James F. Barron – Assault and battery. Fined $10.

John Blunt – Drunk. Deposit forfeited.

John Pencil – Assault and battery. Continued till the 25th.

John Wilson and William Persing – Disturbing the peace – Dismissed.

Charles Dickerson – Disturbing the peace – Continued till today.

James Cusick – Disturbing the peace. Pleaded guilty and fined $10.

A. Birmingham – Disturbing the peace. Dismissed.



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Sacramento Reporter

April 22, 1870


Page 2



From San Francisco.

On 'Change- Passengers Going East Overland.

Special Telegram to the Reporter.


San Francisco, April 21.

Gold at 11A.M., 113 ¼; sterling and greenbacks unchanged.

Wheat unchanged.

The weather is fine and warm.

Following is the passenger list per Pullman Hotel Express train from San Francisco to-day at 8A.M.; A. B. Southerland, J. C. Davis, G. Hays, Colonel J. Hays, J. E. Iverson, J. Gregor, E. G. Jones, J. W. Monroe, Mrs. John McMullen and family, G. O. McMullen, Miss Flint, Geo. Cromer and wife, Capt. J. C. Ainsworth, Mr. Spaulding, P. Raymond, E. H. Shaw, Mrs. F. O. Staples, Wm. Woodward and wife, Miss Anthony Reictor, Mrs. Wing, J. Cast and family, J. Kirkham, J. G. Ills, J. C. Goods, J. B. Wilkins, S. Shearer, A. Pairot, and others.



Federal Officers--Silver Ore--An Insurance War Looming Up--Etc.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


San Francisco, April 21.

   Colonel James Coey, Postmaster of San Francisco, who has been in Washington for several weeks returned to this city on Tuesday evening.

   United States Marshal Morris is expected here from Washington in ten days, and will immediately commence arranging a corps of assistants for taking the census.

   The schooner Flora, from the island of Santa Maria, Gulf of California, brings eight tons of fine silver ore.

   It is rumored that the rates established by the Board of Fire Underwriters will soon be broken up and another lively insurance war inaugurated.

   A large number of teachers in the public schools desire to go East on an excursion in May. The Board of Education will probably extend the annual vacation to six weeks to enable them to do so.

   A large number of people participated in the British Benevolent Society picnic to Saucelito to-day.



On 'Change--An Old Suit Settled--Dust--Etc.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


San Francisco, April 21.

   Stocks are irregular this evening. Hidden Treasure, $19 50; Silver Wave, $4 37 1/2; Mammoth, $2 75; Aurora, $4 75; Yellow Jacket, $49; Overman, $70; Belcher, $23; Gould & Curry, $157 50, an advance of $30 since morning; Occidental, $9 50; Ophir, $22; Imperial, $39; Lady Bryan, $4 75; Eureka, $270; Amador, $2 20; Nevada, $7 25; Savage, $37 25; Hale & Norcross, $137; Crown Point, $17; Chollar-Potosi, $26 50; Kentuck, $70.

   The jury in the case of Maggie Dow vs. Church & Clark returned a sealed verdict today in favor of defendants. This is the third time the case has been tried. She claimed damages at $20,000 for injuries received by the explosion of a rocket on the 4th of July.

   The weather this afternoon is frightful, the wind blowing a gale of dust.

   The old Board of Health held an informal meeting today to consider the question of the effect of the new law, but took no action.



The Stock Market--Tide Land Matters--Yachting--An Irate Pastor, Etc.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


San Francisco, April 21.

   Five demoralized Chinamen were arrested this evening on a charge of robbery to the extent of $10, perpetrated on a fellow-countryman. It is alleged that they have been levying black mail extensively among the wash-house proprietors, threatening them, one after another, with death if they did not shell out $10 to $20 each. The band is said to number eight persons.

   Arrived, ship Cezarovitch, from Kodiac, with 500 tons of ice to Russian-American Commercial Company.

   Merchants' Exchange Bank, capital $1,000,000, with privilege to increase to $1,500,000, principal business to loan on mercantile collaterals and receive deposits, was incorporated today. Shares, $100 each. Trustees – Levi Stevens, J. W. Ladd, H. P. Cole, J. M. Ryder, A. N. Coleman, H. A. Crane, ---- Hemmenway and G. H. Wheeler.

   David A. Duffy, the forger, who made so many attempts at suicide, was examined today and ordered sent to the Insane Asylum at Stockton.

   John H. Atchison sues N. H. A. Mason for $40,000 for a half interest in a lease of the Sacramento and Meredith mine, Washoe, for two years, alleging that the defendant has taken $80,000 out of the mine and failed to account with him for the same.

   A Committee of mortgage taxpayers had an interview today with the officers of the different savings banks, but could come to no agreement for the abatement of ten per cent claimed by the banks for expenses of litigation and contingencies, and will consequently call a meeting of taxpayers to take further action in the premises.

   New Board of Tide Land Commissioners met to-day. The law gives them control of all salt marsh and tide lands in San Francisco county north to Point San Quentin, in Marin county, and out to the Heads, along road of Contra Costa and Alameda from San Pablo to San Leandro, and along west shore of bay to the town of San Mateo. They will commence work immediately, surveying and meandering; the job will occupy all summer. They have appointed G. F. Allardt Chief Engineer; First Assistant, E. J. Cahill; Second, C. H. Kluegal; Third, R. B. Yates.

   Francis A. Giltner, ex-Assemblyman from Mariposa, who introduced a bill to remove the Capital to San Jose, has accepted the position of messenger of the sounding party, at $75 per month.

   The San Francisco Yacht Club will turn out its entire fleet on Saturday to witness the explosion of Blossom Rock.

   Rev. N. Birdsell declines any longer to fill the pulpit of Trinity Church, which he has occupied since Wyatt left for Europe. Some disagreement between him and part of the Church, on the election of vestrymen opposed to him.

   Rev. Dr. Mills, of Benicia, has brought land at Fruit Vale, Alameda county, for the erection of a female college.



Excursion to Yosemite--Marine--Canal Project, etc.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.


Stockton, April 21.

   A party consisting of three ladies and a similar number of gentlemen, lately arrived from New York, started to-day for Yosemite Valley and Falls. The ladies are the first of their sex to visit the valley this season.

   Angeline Harsely was to-day found guilty, by Judge Brown, of having committed as assault and battery.

   The city Board of Equalization is now in session.

   Steamer Julia exported to-day 100 bales of wool; the schooner North Beach is loading with a cargo of 105 tons of wheat; the schooner Maria H. Nelson is loading with flour and wheat.

   A meeting is being held, this evening, of those parties interested in the ship canal project to connect Stockton with deep water on the San Joaquin river. It is proposed to organize a company immediately, and to incorporate under the general law; to make a thorough survey of the route for the purpose of demonstrating the feasibility of the project. It is generally believed the bill which passed the late Legislature, and which the Governor attempted to veto at the same time with the Montgomery Extension bill, has now become a law, and the company about to be incorporated say they will eventually be able to avail themselves of its provisions.



Sudden Death of a Driver.

[Special Telegram to the REPORTER.]

Watsonville, April 21.


William Hemmons, driver of Conner's line of stages, while coming from Castroville to Watsonville, was taken suddenly ill and died in the stage before assistance could be rendered. Cause, heart disease. The stage was driven into town by one of the passengers.



Capture of Alleged Murderers.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.

Marysville, April 21.


Three parties are under arrest for the murder of E. E. A. Pierce, in Sutter, on the 19th--namely, James, William and Thomas Rose; they were admitted to bail in the sum of $2,000 each.



Law Record of Yesterday.

Police Court-Henley, J.


Al. Post and James Collicott--Assault and battery. Fined $10 each.

Barney Kiernan--Assault and battery. Fined $20.

James Sullivan--Exposure of person. Fined $10.

James Fitzgerald--Disturbing the peace. Deposit forfeited.

Ah Qua--Assault to do bodily injury. Nolle Prosequi entered.

Charles Fickerson--Assault and battery. Continued till the 23d.

William Jackson--Burglary. Held to answer.

Louis Anderson--Disturbing the peace. Continued till the 23d.

George Crane--Vagrancy. Guilty.



Additional Particulars of the Tragedy on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.


   A telegram to the REPORTER, a day or two ago, announced the first accident on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The following additional particulars are from the Carson Appeal of Wednesday: The sad accident occurred about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, in the deep cut near Carson river, known as the Vivian Cut, and the circumstances are substantially as follows: The up train, under Conductor Shrieves, was ordered on in the direction of the accident, with instructions to pass the down train, under Conductor Bell, at a given point, which is in dispute with Shrieves and Captain Haynie, train dispatcher at this end of the line. The two trains, each going at their accustomed slow speed (they “slow down” when approaching the cut above mentioned), came in sight of one another, on a sharp curve, too late to enable the engineers and brakemen to stop. The two engines, the “Virginia” on the up train, and the “Carson” on the down train, collided with a tremendous shock, piling the cars upon one another and creating a general wreck of both trains. R. W. Thornton, a young man, formerly a telegraph operator, and who had been in the employ of the railroad company but a few days, as a brakeman, was standing at this post, between the two forward cars of the up train, which were loaded with wood; and when the shock came he was thrown with great violence forward, upon the first car; and he was found, immediately after the accident, crushed between the piles of wood, mangled and unconscious. He was dead before those who came to his assistance could free him from the wood. The deceased, as we are informed, was a native of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and was about 28 years of age. His body was taken to Carson and placed in a building adjoining the railroad office, on Carson street. I. P. Lewis, engineer of the “Virginia” was quite severely bruised about the back and scalp. Charles Burkhalter, fireman on the same engine, was badly bruised; and Conductor Shrieves got somewhat cut by the breaking of the glass windows in the “cab” of the locomotive. The fireman of the “Carson” got bruised somewhat. None of these injuries are considered of a serious nature. Brakesmen Verrill and Kennedy, on the Shrieves train, both escaped unhurt, as also did Conductor Bell, Engineer McCormick and the two brakesmen on the down train. These escapes are quite remarkable-almost miraculous. The up-train consisted of six cars--five of wood and one of lumber. The down train was the largest that ever came over the road, consisting of twenty-six cars, six of which were loaded with ore. The others were empty “dump-cars” and “flats.”



Episcopal Delegates.

By Telegraph.

Chicago, April 20 – The following delegates to the Episcopal Convention at San Francisco arrived here early this morning, and left at 11 A.M. for their destination: Hons. J. Forsyth, L. W. Wells, H. Sanger and B. T. Reed; Judges Hoves, U. N. Carpenter, G. S. Hutchinson, C. C. Trowbridge of Boston; Revs. S. G. Lock, U. H. Hare, J. Cross, George Leeds, A. H. Vinton, M. A. D. Howe, A. T. Irving, B. H. Paddock and Hon. George H. Dickinson of New York. H. W. Billings of Alton, a member of the Illinois Constitutional Convention, died yesterday, making the fourth member deceased since the meeting.


Highway Robbery.

The Visalia Times of April 16, says: We are having something lively in the way of road agency and horse stealing business just at this time. On Monday night last two valuable horses were stolen from Mr. McElvy, of Tule river, and on Wednesday evening following Mr. H. T. Chrisman, who was returning to his residence a few miles north of town, was stopped near the bridge and robbed of his horse, bridle and saddle, coat, valuable papers and a few dollars in money. There were three of them when they overhauled Mr. Chrisman, and were riding Mr. McElvy's horses, one of which they have since abandoned and it was brought to town. A well organized and vigorous pursuit is being made, and great confidence of their ultimate capture is felt. Report says they have gone to the mountains. Such fellows as these may be looked for at any moment for some time to come, and parties should keep strict eyes on all suspicious characters.


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Melancholy Sequel to an Unhappy Life.

A Jealous Wife Murders Her Husband in Cold Blood--The Sidewalk Caves in with the Assembled Crowd--A Bloody Evening's Work.


Shortly after 8 o'clock last evening, A. Turner, a watchmaker and jeweler of this city, met a violent and sudden death, at the hands of his wife. The murder occurred on the sidewalk in front of Mr. Doland's carriage trimming shop, on Seventh street, near the corner of K, and, as near as we can learn at present, occurred about as follows: Mr. Turner had just returned from a drive, and had driven his team into Montgomery's livery stable, and was leaving for home, when he was stopped by his wife, who it appears had been lying in wait for him. Parties in the neighborhood state that after this meeting they had an altercation, using loud, violent and angry words. In the midst of the quarrel, Turner was seen to break away and run towards K street, followed by his wife; she, however, stopped short and turned down L street. When Turner reached the high grade which begins at Doland's shop he fell, and a man who was sitting on the railing saw him fall, and thought he was intoxicated, until he noticed that he did not move. Upon closer examination, he noticed the blood oozing from his collar, and stooped in time to catch his last gasp. We have not heard that he spoke or moved after he fell, thereby proving how well the messenger of death had accomplished its work.



The Coroner and Dr. Morgan were notified and speedily arrived on the ground, though not until life had been extinct some time. The occurrence drew together an immense crowd, who gathered close around the body. This great weight on the sidewalk, which in this locality is supported on the trestle work, caused the officers to warn the crowd from coming any nearer, but it was a useless task, and they crowded on still thicker. With a loud crash the stringers supporting the planking gave way, and the entire crowd-- body and all-- were precipitated some ten feet into the cavity under the walk. The fright, combined with the previous excitement, had the effect of hightening (sic) the uproar, and when we arrived on the scene we found everybody rushing around asking questions and not waiting for answers, until we thought the city had gone crazy in ioto. One by one those who fell through the walk climbed up to earth again, and we had a chance to observe the damage done. Coroner Counts, was severely bruised about the body and hands, but did not sustain any fracture; special officer Van Horn had his right ankle broken, and was otherwise injured; Mr. Henry Scott received a very severe and painful cut on the right side of the head, and others, whose names we could not, in the confusion, ascertain, sustained injuries of different natures and degrees. Those above named were promptly attended to and are doing well.



Wending our way to the Coroner's office, in Conboie's undertaking warerooms, we found a large crowd collected, and, elbowing our way through, drew close to the body. It was laid in a common deal coffin and covered with blankets, which were thickly clotted with blood. Turning down the corner of the blanket we disclosed the features. They bore the impress of intense agony, evincing that he must have felt keenly the fatal blow. The cut is in the right side of the neck, just above the collarbone, and is one of the most unsightly we have ever known. The wound proceeds downwards, showing that the blow was given by raising the knife and plunging it down. The entire object was literally covered in blood, and formed a ghastly and repulsive sight.



Was shown to us by the kindness of the Coroner. It is a common dirk knife with a six-inch blade, but it is heavy. It does not show the least mark of blood, which is additional proof that the blow must have been given downwards.



Mrs. Turner, was arrested by officer Tryon, on L street, shortly after the occurrence, and lodged in the City Jail. She is below the medium hight, (sic) and of a stout build; her features are of a coarse type, but we failed to discover anything unusual in her general appearance which we could construe as being indicative of a bad disposition. She was born in Montreal, Canada, from whence she emigrated to the Southern States and settled in New Orleans, where she married, the issue of which was two children, who are now living. Her first husband died and she came to California, where she married Turner.



Has been worse than miserable, ever and anon breaking out in quarrels, for the green-eyed monster had taken possession of them, and on these occasions the most bitter feelings were engendered, from which sprang this most lamentable occurrence. Matters and time progressed in this way until Turner found it impossible to live in peace under the same roof with her, and he accordingly left her. Since the separation he has been associating with another lady, whom he had taken to drive early in the afternoon. He was particular to pass and repass the house on L street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, where his wife lived, and is said to have made taunting gestures towards her, his companion following suit. As far as known, this must have fired her blood, and she determined on killing him, and, providing herself with the dirk knife, she laid in wait for him, and the sequel the reader knows. We have refrained from commenting further on the matter, preferring to await the result of the Coroner's inquest, which is announced for 1 o'clock to-day. We will publish full details as fast as collated.



Since the foregoing was set up, Doctors Hatch, Cluness, Simmons and Voeller, held a post mortem examination, and discovered two wounds on the top of the head, one in the back of the neck, one in the side of the neck, and the large one before mentioned, making six in all. In their opinion death resulted by the severing of the subclavian artery and the descending vena cava.



Quel Colla, the proprietor of the Sacramento Exchange, adjoining the scene of the tragedy, as soon as he ascertained the nature of the catastrophe, immediately began blowing a policeman's whistle. Hearing no response, he ran to the corner of K and Eighth streets and blew eight times; still receiving no reply, he went to the circus and obtained officer Dole. It was about fifteen minutes after the occurrence before the first policeman appeared.



To Dr. Morgan is ascribed the honor of first getting out of the hole. In his medical capacity he was astride the dead body when the sidewalk went down; but speedily arose, fortunately unhurt.



Officer Van Horn arrived at the scene of the murder just in time to fall in the hole. He went down quite peacefully; but when he arose, with a few scratches and found his time piece gone, he was not so peaceful.



This man suffered as much from his fall last night as any one who went down with the corpse. He lives at the corner of K and Tenth streets, and when visited by one of our reporters last night, was suffering severely with pain about the hips and knees. Dr. Cluness, who visited him, reports no bones broken, and his injuries of an internal nature. Mr. Dowhet is a bricklayer, in partnership with Mr. Knapp, and says he believes his injuries were received by boards falling on him. He is unmarried.



Mr. Miller was another of the unfortunates. His injuries consisted of a scalp wound, probably caused by some of the falling iron. Dr. Simmons speedily dressed the injured part, and no serious result will flow therefrom.



We were informed by Mr. Babbit, in charge of Coroner's office, that a man named Smith, a bricklayer, had his leg broke. It was impossible to visit this man, since no one knew his address. Mr. Sayles, a gentleman recently of Woodland, had his right leg hurt, but not seriously. It will not prevent his following his usual occupation.



Officer Martz, accompanied by one of our reporters, between 9 and 10 last evening, candle in hand, searched the raised sidewalk and the sliding gang way leading thereto in quest of blood marks. The impression is that Mrs. Turner struck her husband with a bottle and knife before he reached the spot where he fell. Only one blood-spot could be found on the sidewalk leading to the place of death, and this was half way up.



Two derringers were found on Mr. Turner's body, showing that he stood prepared and ready for some emergency. From his right waist-coat pocket was take some leaves of a railroad guide, matted with blood.



Mrs. Turner has been twice married. It is several years, now, since her first husband, who was from the South, died; his name was also Turner. This first husband is said to have killed a man in Marysville on her account, also to have had a serious difficulty about her one time in Stockton. A fatality seems to have followed the woman now occupying a felon's cell.



For some six months back Mr. Turner has not resided with his wife. The cause has been chiefly on account of her two boys by the former marriage. These children are said to be wild and unmanageable, and when the father would correct the mother would interfere. Mrs. Turner is said lately to have takken (sic) to the use of ardent spirits in excess.



At the time of its giving way, were two 40 gallon barrels of copal, two hogsheads nearly full of coal, besides a quantity of iron and a wrench for twisting wagon tires. All these item taken in connection with a heavy sign-board some forty feet long and four feet wide, made of inch lumber, were of themselves a sufficient weight for the old and weak supports to bear. It was heard to crack several minutes before it went down, and despite the warnings of the Coroner and others the crowd foolishly persisted in standing on the fatal sidewalk.



The Closing Exercises at the Grammar School--The Physical Geography and English Literature Class at the High School.


The Closing Exercises of the Grammar School.

Yesterday, at half-past 1 o'clock P.M., the closing exercises of the Grammar School for the years 1869-1870, came off at their building, corner of L and Sixth streets. In order to accommodate as many of the parents and friends of the children as possible, the two large classrooms on the ground floor were thrown into one by raising the sliding blackboard that separated them. The platform for the declamation, dialogues, etc., was situated in the Principal's room, and the remainder of the room devoted to visitors. The graduating class, with the Superintendent and Principal, occupied the adjoining room devoted to visitors. At the time fixed for the exercises to begin, both these rooms were even uncomfortably filled, the visitors being obliged to crowd themselves upon the pupils in order to secure seats. The following is



It is proper to state in this connection that, owing to the length of many pieces, a few were unavoidably omitted in the afternoon's recital:

Duet -- “I'm Lonely Tonight” - Misses Hoy and Gibbs and Messrs. Cobb and Littleton.

Declamation -- “The Perpetuity of the Union” - Fred Crocker.

Composition -- “Overcome Evil with Good” - Mary Horl.

Declamation - “Eulogy on Washington” - E. B. Cushman.

Composition -- “Thought” - Margie Russell.

Reading -- “Ivan the Czar” - Mary Wolfe.

Declamation -- “Precious Heritage” - Willie Rider.

Composition -- “Time” -Jennie Anderson.

Dialogue -- “The Grecian Bend” - Sallie Fisher, Helen Haskell, Ella Locke, Carrie Yost, Juanita Smith, Camilla Hoy and Mary Wolf.

Declamation -- “Carrying the good news from Ghont to Aix”.

Composition -- “Noah's Ark” - Alice Coffin.

Calisthenics. Duet.  Reading -- “The Main Truck, or Leap for Life” - Kate Polhemus.

Declamation -- “The Advantages of Education” - Harry Snow.

Composition -- “Female Suffrage” - Helen Haskell.

Composition -- same subject – Cynthia Gibbs.

Declamation -- “Make Way for Liberty” - Phil. Platt.

Composition -- “Women's Rights” - Ella Perry.

Declamation -- :"Emmet, on being found guilty of treason” - H. Cobb.

Reading -- “Horatius at the Bridge” - Mattie Folger.

Dialogue -- “The Man with the Demijohn” - Platt, Snow, Jelly and McClatchy.

Composition -- “Self-conceit of the Young” - Amanda Salsig.

Declamation - “Life of a Drunkard” - Jas. Palmer.

Composition -- “Hope” - Flora Caldwell.

Declamation -- “Ambition” - V. S. McClatchy.

Composition -- “The Wind” - Kate Polhemus.

Reading -- “Vulture” - Mary Dickerson.

Declamation -- “The necessity of a pure, natural Morality” - Willie Tingman.

Reading -- “The Miser” - Carrie Yost.

Recitation -- “The Dead Soldier” - Anna Neary.

Recitation -- “African Chief” -Mary Almond.

Recitation --“Little Willie” - Bertha Gruhler.



We have not space, nor would we desire, to draw invidious comparisons on such a joyous occasion as this. In fact, where everyone acted his and her part in such a creditable manner, there is little to find fault with. This little Miss might have spoken a key higher with advantage, and that young Master would appear a trifle better were he a little more natural. Taken as a whole, however, the performance would have done credit to many “children of a larger growth.” with more pretentions than these young folks. In passing, we notice an argument on “Woman's Suffrage”, between Cynthia Gibbs and Ella Haskell, which was quite pungent and well put. Cynthia took high ground for the poor, oppressed women, while Ella contended with equal fervor that her sex as at present situated were not the objects of pity the strong minded would make them. Ella Perry than followed these two with a dashing paper on “Women's Rights”.



Were things that fairly brought down the house. The pupils sustained their characters admirably. In “The Grecian Bend,” Sallie Fisher, Ella Haskell and Ella Locke proved themselves first-class benders, while Juanita Smith and Camilla Hoy took the part of old folks to perfection. Carrie Yost was a good Irish girl, while Mary Wolfe was the wild country romp to a charm. “The Man with the Demijohn” was a parlor theatrical, composed of four male characters, in which Phil. Platt was the temperance lecturer with the demijohn. Harry Snow and Val. McClatchy, two of our fast young men hard up for a drink, and Arthur Jelly, the happy little moke, answering to the name of Jake. Both these pleasing farces drew rounds of applause from the spectators. At the conclusion of the programme,



   To the scholars whose names appeared in yesterday's REPORTER. The learned gentleman in a few words expressed the pleasure he felt in giving the diplomas this year. The graduating class had never done themselves greater credit at any previous exhibition. Although the extra study of German had been introduced in the school, it had been found that German did not hurt them. He mentioned that Miss Juanita Smith was perfect in all her studies, and had jumped a grade; also, that Ella Haskell, Flora Caldwell and Mary Almond were especially deserving of praise. He gave the standing of different scholars, in which it was shown that eleven of the graduating class stood: Ten, perfect; two, 9 9-10; one, 9 8-10; two, 9 7-10; four, 9 5-10; one, 9 4-10; one, 9 3-10; two, 9 1-10; three, 9; one, 8 9-10; five, 8 7-10; two, 8 5-10. Before we close the regular school exercises, we should notice the perfect manner in which the scholars in their neat calisthenic uniform went through their calisthenics to the music of the piano. It was clockwork.



   After the school had been declared dismissed, Master Harry Snow advanced to the front and presented Miss Walton with a beautiful pair of moss agate cuff studs.

   Immediately after this presentation Miss Ella Haskell presented Principal McDonald with a splendid writing desk. Mr. McDonald returned suitable thanks, and stated he would ever watch with anxiety their progress. This closed a pleasant afternoon at the Grammar School.



   At this school, yesterday morning, Miss Taylor's class in Warren's Physical Geography were examined, consisting of the following pupils: Katie Robinson, Clara Bender, Cannie Carlisle, Mary Marshall, Julia Colby, Georgia Mixer, Clara Henley, Annie Joseph, Jennie Dwinell, Carrie Leonard, Ida Lynch, Geo. Colby and Chas. Haswell. Dr. Trafton, Messrs. Nickerson and Haswell were the examiners present, and expressed themselves well pleased with the thorough examination the scholars passed.

   In the afternoon, Mr. Brown's class in Shaw's English Literature, composed of Fred Ray, Mame Patterson and Maggie Palmer, were closely questioned by examiners Dr. Wythe and Rev. I. Dwinell. Those present expressed great satisfaction with the acquaintance the scholars manifested in this interesting study.



To-day the closing exercises at the High School take place, and will doubtless be of a very interesting nature.



James McGrath, violating city ordinance in neglecting to construct sidewalks, Martz; J. C. Garland, violating city ordinance, Martz; Thomas Lawler, lodger, Dunlevy:



   The Layman's Institute met last night.

   The party of the High School pupils at Turn-Verein Hall, last evening, was a brilliant affair, and was largely attended, notwithstanding the other attractions.

   The fifty-first anniversary of the Order of I.O.O.F. will take place in Turner Hall on Tuesday evening next. Proceeds to benefit their library.

   Five buglers and fifteen musicians of all classes arrived yesterday from Fort Columbus, New York harbor, in charge of Captain Tyler, U.S.A.

   Great Sachem Cruikshank, of the Red Men, went to Dutch Flat yesterday to attend the organization of a new tribe.

   Angel de Bustamente, of the Spanish navy, passed through to San Francisco yesterday, to join his ship in the Pacific fleet.

   A general improvement is noticeable in the grade of the streets leading off K street.

   Bob Lindsay, who killed a man a short while since, will be tried on the 7th of June.

   J. C. Goods left yesterday for the “Old Dominion”. He was attended to the depot by a host of friends.

   The State Board of Health, composed of the following named medical gentlemen, meets today: T. M. Logan, J. F. Montgomery, Henry Gibbons, L. C. Lane, F. Walter, Charles E. Stone and Luke Robinson. Their sessions will be held in the Capitol building.

   Cosumnes Tribe of Red Men elected representatives to the Grand Council last evening.

A. B. Carter passed through to Stockton yesterday with a patient for the Asylum, who is from Nevada.

   The Trustees of H street Methodist Episcopal Church have filed an application for permission to sell the west half of lot 7, G and H, Eleventh and Twelfth streets, and to effect a loan of $3,500 for the acquisition of the new lot and transfer of their church edifice thereto.

   There was filed in the Secretary of State's office the certificate of incorporation of the Crescent Gold Mining Company, organized to mine in Nevada county. Capital stock, $400,000, in $100 shares. Trustees, George B. Reeves, N. K. Masten and J. W. Ford.

   Undelivered messages at the telegraph office for Mr. Wilkerson, Miss L. Washburne, and E. R. Morey.



A Tragedy in Sutter County.

(From the Marysville Appeal of yesterday.)


One of the most brutal and heinous murders ever occurring in this vicinity was perpetrated near the Ten Mile House, Sutter county, on Tuesday evening, by some unknown fiend in human form. It appears that Mr. Murray, a neighbor of the murdered man, about 10 o'clock on Tuesday evening, heard the report of a gun in the direction of a small shanty occupied by a man named A. E. Pierce, about half a mile distant, and soon after saw a fire which he took for Pierce's shanty. Mr. Murray immediately started off to ascertain the nature of the fire. He soon reached Pierce's shanty, which was found in a sheet of flames. He hallooed for Pierce, but received no answer, and started off again to the house of another Pierce, to ascertain if the missing man was not there. Not finding the deceased, the two went to the shanty again, and soon after found the charred remains of the deceased buried in the rubbish of the building as it toppled over.

   Mr. Pierce had been occupying alone a small cabin, about twelve feet square, containing cooking utensils, bed, etc., and from the locality of the body, and marks found upon it, it appeared that the deceased was shot while sitting near the stove, and the building afterwards set on fire. A Coroner's jury was summoned during the day, and an invitation proved these conjectures to be well founded. The unfortunate man was killed with a shot gun, the charge of shot entering the back of the head and some of them passing through and coming out on the forehead. It appears that Pierce fell forward, and the forehead, by contact with the flooring or earth, was protected sufficiently from the fire to leave marks of the shot very distinctly perceptible. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased came to his death by a gun shot wound inflicted by some person unknown. We hear, however, that certain parties are suspected of the crime, and probably under arrest at this time. No effort should be spared to ferret out the perpetrators of this foul crime.


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In the Matter of the Estate of Silas Whitcomb, deceased.

The people of the State of California send greetings: It appearing to the Court by the petition presented and filed by J. L. Huntoon, administrator of the estate of Silas Whitcomb, deceased, praying for an order to sell the real estate, that it is necessary to sell the whole of the real estate to pay the allowance to the family, the debts outstanding against the deceased, and the debts, expenses and charges of administration. It is therefore ordered by the Court that all persons interested in the said estate appear before the said Probate Court on Monday, the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the Court-room of said Probate Court, in the city of Sacramento, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell so much of the real estate of the deceased as shall be necessary; and that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed and published in said city and county. ROBERT C. CLARK, County Judge, and ex-Officio Judge of the Probate Court.

Officer of the County Clerk of County of Sacramento.

I, W. B. C. Brown, County Clerk of the county of Sacramento, State of California, and ex-Officio Clerk of the Probate Court in and for said county, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of an order duly made and entered upon the minutes of said Probate Court.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Probate Court, this 14th day of April, A.D., 1870.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By Terence Masterson, Deputy Clerk.

L. S. Taylor, Attorney for Administrator.



State of California, County of Sacramento, Sacramento Township, ss. In Justice's Court, before J. N. Bingay, Justice of the Peace.

   The People of the State of California to Job Pringey, greetings: You are hereby summoned to appear before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the Township of Sacramento, in the city and county of Sacramento, at his office, corner of K and Sixth streets, in the city of Sacramento, within ten (10) days from service to answer unto the complaint of Thomas McConnell, who sues to recover the sum of eleven (11) dollars due for pasturage, on an implied contract, as will more fully appear by complaint on file in this office. And if you fail to appear and answer, the plaintiff then and there will take judgment against you for the aforesaid amount, together with costs and damages.

   Given my hand, in the city of Sacramento, this 8th day of April, 1870. J. N. BINGAY, Justice of the Peace.



State of California, County of Sacramento, ss. In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

   The People of the State of California, to William J. Beggs, greeting: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Jane Byrd Beggs, in said Court, filed against you, within ten days from service of this writ, exclusive of the day of service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 14th day of March, 1870, in said Court.

   Said action is brought to obtain a decree of this Court dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between the plaintiff and defendant, on the grounds of intemperance, willful desertion, and neglect for the period of two years; also, to obtain the care and custody of the children named in the complaint, and for such other relief as may be just in the premises, as will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on file herein.

   And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer to the complaint as directed, plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief herein demanded.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of the Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento this 14th day of March, A.D., 1870. W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk. By L. H. Edelen, Deputy Clerk.

A True Cope, Attest:

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By L. H. Edelen, Deputy Clerk.



State of California, ss. In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial Court.

   The People of the State of California to Michael Welsh, greeting: you are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Samuel Brannan, Jr., and Julius Wetzlar, in said Court filed against you, within ten days from the service of this writ, exclusive of the day of service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 23d day of March, 1868, in said Court.

   Said action is brought to obtain judgment in this Court, for the possession of the real estate described in the complaint on file herein, and for $1,200 for the unlawful withholding the possession thereof, and for thirty dollars per month continuing damages from the time of the commencement of this action until the date of the restitution of said premises, and for costs of suit.

   And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer the complaint as directed, plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief therein prayed for.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of the Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento, this 23d day of March, A.D. 1868.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By B. F. Peabody, Deputy Clerk.

P. Dunlap, Att'y for Plaintiff.



State of California, County of Sacramento, ss. In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

   The People of the State of California, to OSCAR ELMGREEN, greeting:

   You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of Emma Elmgreen, in said Court filed against you, within ten days from the service of this writ, exclusive of the day of service, if served on you in this county; if served out of this county, but within this Judicial District, within twenty days; but if served on you without said District, then in forty days from such service, exclusive of the day of service, in an action commenced on the 19th day of April, 1870, in said Court.

   Said action is brought to obtain a decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between the you and plaintiff, on the grounds of desertion for more than two years last past, and judgment of costs of suit, all of which will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on file herein.

   And you are hereby notified, that if you fail to answer to the complaint as directed, plaintiff will take default against you, and apply to the Court for the relief herein demanded.

   In testimony whereof, I, W. B. C. Brown, Clerk of the Sixth Judicial District Court aforesaid, do hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office in the city of Sacramento this 19th day of April, A.D., 1870. W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk. By L. H. Edelen, Deputy Clerk.

Coffroth & Spaulding, Attorneys for Plaintiff.



   In the Matter of the Estate of James Beardslee, deceased.

   In the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, State of California.

   On reading and filing the petition of William Headrick, administrator of the estate left unadministered of James Beardslee, deceased, setting forth that he has filed his final account of his administration upon said estate in this Court, and that the same has been duly audited, allowed and confirmed; that all the debts and expenses of administration have been fully paid; and that a portion of said estate remains to be divided among the heirs of said deceased, and praying among other things, for an order of distribution of the residue of said estate to the persons entitled. It is ordered that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, be and appear before the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1870, at 10 o'clock A.M., then and there to show cause why an order of distribution should not be made of the residue of said estate among the heirs of the said James Beardslee, deceased, according to law.

   It is further ordered, that a copy of this order be published for four successive weeks, before said 16th day of May, A.D., 1870, in the “DAILY SACRAMENTO REPORTER,” a newspaper printed in the city and county of Sacramento.

ROBERT C. CLARK, Probate Judge.

Attest: A true Copy.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

By Terence Masterson, Deputy Clerk.

Beatty & Denson, Attorneys for Administrator.



By Virtue of An Execution to me directed, issued out of the Honorable District Court of the Sixth Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the county of Sacramento, on the 12th day of April, A.D. 1870, on a judgment rendered therein in favor of W.B.C. BROWN, and against A. BROOK, for the sum of six hundred and four seventy-eight one-hundredths ($604 78) dollars, with interest on the said sum of $604 78 from the 12th day of April, 1870, at the rate of seven per cent, per annum, together with fifty-three ($53) dollars, costs of suit, at the date of the entry of said judgment, and the further sum on one and twenty-five one-hundredths ($1 25) dollars costs at the date of issuing this writ, and all accruing costs, I have levied upon and seized, and will expose at public sale, at the Court-house door, in Sacramento county, on

MONDAY, 9th Day of May, 1870,

At the hour of 11 o'clock A.M.,

All the right, title, interest and claim of A. Brook, defendant, of, in and to the following described lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento and State of California, and known and described upon the map or plan of said city as the south half (S ½ ) of lot number five (5) in the block or square bounded by J and K and Eighteenth (18th) and Nineteenth (19th) streets of said city.

J. S. WOODS, Sheriff of Sacramento County.

P. Dunlap, Plaintiff's Attorney.



In the Matter of the Estate of D. G. Whitney, deceased.

   In the Probate Court of the County of Sacramento, in the State of California.

   On the presentation of the petition of Robert Dawson, claiming to be entitled by virtue of certain contract in writing, made by said D. G. Whitney in his life time, to a conveyance of certain real estate, particularly described in said petition, setting forth the facts upon which said claim is predicated, and praying for a decree authorizing and directing the administrator of the estate of said D. G. Whitney, deceased, to execute a conveyance of said real estate.

   It is ordered by the Probate Court, that MONDAY, the 16th of May, A.D. 1870, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, being at a regular term, to wit: the April term, 1870, of the Probate Court of the county of Sacramento in the State of California, and the Court room of said Court, at the Court House in said county, be and the same are hereby appointed as a time and place for hearing said petition, when and where all persons interested in the estate of said deceased may appear and contest said petition by filing their objections in writing. And it is further ordered that notice of the pendency of said petition, and of the said time and place of hearing be published in the SACRAMENTO REPORTER, a newspaper published in said county.

ROBERT C. CLARK, Probate Judge.

W. B. C. BROWN, Clerk.

Attest: A true copy.

By Terence Masterson, D. C.



To the Chief Engineer of the Sacramento Fire Department: It is the intention of the undersigned to apply to the Board of Trustees of Sacramento for permission to inclose Ten (10) by Twelve (12) feet (in hight) of the rear portion of the brick buildings now being erected on the East quarter (¼) of Lot Two (2), and the West quarter (¼) of Lot Three (3), in the Block bounded by K and L, Eighth and Ninth streets, city of Sacramento. Signed,

Wm. Boyne

Wm. Guttenburgh.

Sacramento, April 18, 1870.

Per Boyne.

I acknowledge service, and appoint MONDAY, April 25, 1870.

A. H. HAPEMAN, Chief Engineer, S. F. D.

April 19, 1870.



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April 23, 1870



Picnic--Commercial--Marriage in High Life--A Dangerous Blunder, etc.

Special Telegram to the REPORTER.



   Gold at 11 A.M., 112 7/8; sterling, 9 1/8 @ 9 ¾ ; greenbacks, 89 ¼ ; selling 90.

   About 200 ladies and gentlemen went out on the United States steamer Newbern this morning, for an excursion trip to Vallejo and Mare Island, and around the bay. They took a military band and a champagne collation along.

   Matthew Deeraney, who was convicted of cutting the bellows in a blacksmith shop, as is supposed at the instigation of a combination of the employees against the employers was to-day fined $100, with alternative of thirty days in the County Jail.

   Wm. Specht, for petty larceny, and Eliza Blake, common drunkard, sent to county jail 90 days each.

   Arrived, ship Emerald, Sydney, coal, to Williams, Blanchard & Co.; schooner Greyhound, Tahiti, 36 days, 400,000 oranges, 21,000 limes, 1,200 cocoa nuts, to Crawford & Co.

   Weather clear and warm.

   Edward Durham, Thomas McLane and John Smith, arrested on charges of felony, in having boarded the schooner Sneezer a few nights since with intent to strip her of part of her rigging, were examined before Judge Sawyer in Chambers yesterday and committed to the Industrial School.

   Colonel Jack Hays, ex-Texas Ranger, who for many years has been a resident of Alameda county, started East yesterday, via Pacific Railroad, to visit his old stamping grounds in Texas.

   R.M. Cole, held to trial in the County Court, had his bail fixed at $1,000, for forgery, in altering a book deposit.

   James R. Smedburg, who was wounded in the hand in a duel at Saucelito, arising out of a quarrel about a lady, last September, was married last evening to Miss Carrie Duncan, daughter of J.C. Duncan, at Grace Church, the wedding being a very distinguished affair.

   The Call says that recently one of the Colonels of the California militia, desiring to exercise his regiment in platoon firing, made a requisition on the State Armorer for five thousand blank cartridges and received five thousand ball cartridges. Fortunately the mistake was discovered before the cartridges were distributed.


Krause, the Horse Thief.

   We take the annexed from the Oakland Transcript of yesterday: The man Krause, who escaped from custody by jumping from the cars while on his way to Sacramento for trial for stealing a horse, was arrested in San Francisco on Tuesday. Krause has led an exciting life for the two months past. Under the name of Charles Irwin, he was arrested for robbery in San Francisco, and while being taken from the City Hall to the County Jail broke from the officers and made his escape. He next turns up as the thief who stole a two-thousand-dollar horse from Charles Shears, at Sacramento, and drove him down to this county in a wagon and harness stolen from other parties in Sacramento. His escape from the officers who had him in charge, by periling his life in leaping from the cars while going at the rate of thirty miles an hour, has been given before. Krause has drifted around since his last escape, hiding himself from the light of day, in constant fear of being recognized, until at last his evil genius lured him to the scene of his former evil associations, only to leave him in the clutches of the laws he has so long outraged and successfully baffled. Information of his recapture was sent to Captain Tarbett, and Detective Officer Rand visited the San Francisco jail yesterday for the purpose of identifying the prisoner. There are charges enough now pending against him to send him to San Quentin for life.


April 23.

The Oakland News of yesterday has the following item:

   A notorious desperado and ex-convict-named Wilson, alias “Rattling Jack,” having imbibed a sufficient quantity of Laddville whiskey, and thinking himself the big chief of that vicinity, started out on Monday evening for the purpose of scalping any person who might dispute his title. His first exploit was kicking in the door of a boarder at the Spanish fandango house, and, taking the inmate by the neck, forced her to deliver over all the jewelry she had upon her person. Drawing his six-shooter he entered the dancing hall and commenced shooting at the lamps of the establishment, breaking two and causing a general stampede. Seeing that the barkeeper did not move quite quick enough to suit him, he leveled his pistol at the man and fired. The man ducked under the counter, and the ball whistled through the side of the house.

   After roaming around town for a while, he thought it would be better to leave, and put on the road towards Haywards. The facts of the case were telegraphed to Sheriff Morse on Tuesday, when he immediately started out to capture the villain. On entering the town of Haywards the Sheriff was informed that Wilson had arrived there, and, after reloading his pistol, started out for the purpose of getting up another fight, stating at the same time that he would never be taken alive, and especially that if Morse attempted to arrest him, he would shoot the top of the Sheriff's head off. Morse was informed of the threats that Wilson made, and warned to be upon his guard. After a short search the villain was found. Morse immediately disarmed him of an eight-inch six-shooter, and, taking him into custody, conveyed him to jail, there to await his examination.


Good Appointments.

   Governor Haight has appointed as Commissioners for the building of the City Hall, San Francisco, under the Rogers bill, P. H. Canavan, Joseph G. Eastland, and C. E. McLane. Better appointments have been made. That of P. H. Canavan is emphatically a good one, and will command the cordial approval of every taxpayer in San Francisco; for there is no gentleman in that city in whom more implicit confidence is reposed, or who better deserves the trust. Mr. Canavan has served for nearly two years as a member of the San Francisco Supervisors – a most annoying and trying position to a man of independence and integrity. During all this time he has been the outspoken opponent of every swindling scheme of the Ring. It is unnecessary to say that Mr. Canavan did not seek the position, but that the appointment is a spontaneous recognition of his eminent fitness for the place and of the confidence reposed in him by the best citizens of San Francisco. Under this Board, the public will have assurance that no jobbing or political wire-pulling will be involved in the erection of the Hall, and that the means devoted to the purpose will be husbanded with all the care with which a private builder would apply his own funds.



Special to the REPORTER.



On 'Change--Marine--A Confidence Operation--Police Court Matters--Juvenile Burglars.

   San Francisco, April 22. - Gold closed today at 112 7/8 ; sterling 109 1/8 @109 ¾ ; greenbacks firmer at 89 ½  buying, 90 selling; Liverpool wheat market steady at 9s.1d.

   Books for entries for contestants for the champion billiard cue are now open at Deery & Little's. Play will commence on Wednesday next. The cue, a magnificent affair, will be on exhibition on Wednesday. There will be a large number of contestants, and much interest is manifested.

   A. N. Coleman has been elected President of the Merchant's Bank, and G. H. Wheeler, Cashier.

   Arrived, Norwegian brig Giltner, Cerro Azul, 4,230 bags sugar to Moore Bros.

   Richard Nichols was arrested on a charge of false pretenses, on complaint of Jas. Brennan, who alleges that defendant represented to him that he was owner of a stall in the Metropolitan Market worth $700, yielding a profit of $100 to $150 per month, on the strength of which complainant advanced him $300, but found the representations fraudulent.

   Thos. Lafont, a well known negro minstrel, for 23 years a resident of California, 33 years old, died in the County Hospital to-day.

   Elias R. Davis, ship carpenter, coming off the ship Sumatra, slipped from a plank, on Davis-street wharf, and badly fractured his arm.

   Judge Sawyer has raised the tariff on drunkards, making a rule that when any person is brought up for the third time he be committed for five days to jail, instead of twenty-four hours in the calaboose, as formerly; and that no one known as a confirmed drunkard be allowed to go out of the calaboose on less than $20 deposit of bail. Heretofore they have been accustomed to deposit $5, and allow it to be forfeited in the morning.

   William Dasher and Jeremiah Foley, aged respectively thirteen and fourteen years, have been arrested on a charge of burglary, in breaking into a house on Harrison and Second streets, and carrying off carpets and other articles before daybreak.



Passengers Per Hotel Express Train.


   Cheyenne, April 22. -- The following is a list of passengers on hotel train to arrive at Sacramento, Monday, April 25: J. K. Milburn, J. Case, Miss E. Walrath, Mrs. George Milburn, Miss M. Milburn, Hiram Barbey, S. Schrieber, A. M. Howland, P. K. Dunaresed, T. E. Wright, J. L. Stone, and wife, T. E. P. Keineaumne and wife, Miss C. F. Moss, L. P. Moss, H. Backby and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. Balfour, E. Ralby, Thomas W. O'Connor, R. R. Lyman, W. McIntosh, John C. Bell, Jr., John P. Hodgdon, R. J. Fearon, W. H. Lefferts, H. C. Hearson, John F. Ray, W. W. Wiggins, George L. Heartsoff, Thomas S. Willard and son, W. Breck and son, J. A. Wilby, F. W. Hinman and wife, W. Wheeler, Mrs. B. R. Smith, D. W. Baker, Delegate of Mississippi; Rev. A. J. S. Vaiton, D. D., Rev. M. A. D. W. Howe and wife, Rev. George Luds, Rev. B. H. Padderick, A. T. Twing, George L. Lock, W. J. S. Hare, J. Cross, W. A. Crocker, B. T. Reed, L. W. Wells, W. Sougur, R. H. Teres, C. C. Trowbridge, W. A. Carpenter, Hon. James Forsyth, George Dickinson, G. S. Hutchinson, J. A. Minott, Rev. F. M. McAllister and wife,          Rev. W. Wilburn and son.



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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday Evening April 26, 1870 

DOWTHET’S CONDITION - We learn from the physicians attending DOWTHET, who was injured by the falling sidewalk last week,  that he is a little better, and that hopes are entertained of his recovery. His injuries are of a dangerous and peculiar nature...

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Through Wells Fargo and Co’s express 

The Grand jury of San Francisco has found the following true bills:

Isaac A. LYONS, grand larceny; B. DAVIS, burglary; Ernest BLUM, burglary; Chung TIN, assault with a deadly weapon; Frank MURRAY, robbery; S. WELNER, and F. WELCH, robbery; H. ST. CLAIR, house-breaking in day time and grand larceny; G. GILMORE, burglary; N. JOHNSTON, manslaughter; Frank K. SMITH, for the murder of J.C. BREWER; Chas. TAYLOR, obtaining money be false personation; Jacob BURNETT, grand larceny; P. GONZALES, assault with a deadly weapon; E.F. LAIRD, forgery; Thomas BURKE, house-breaking; Jas. FITZPATRICK and John KENNEDY, assault to murder; Charles CLARK, house-breaking; Mary DOLAN, petit larceny; E. TULLY, assault with deadly weapon; D. GUITEREZ, grand larceny; William HUGHES and R. HARPER, same; William REED, burglary; B. KERMAN, same; Geo. DAVIS and Albert CALDWELL, burglary; W. CLINTON, grand larceny; C. ROGERS and F. LIVINGSTON, burglary; William HUGHES and John Doe BERNARD, grand larceny; M. MARTINELLI, embezzlement; J. BAER, obtaining goods by false pretenses; T.J. HURDLE, forgery; R.R. HARRIS, assault to murder; J. FRIJRIE, obtaining money by false pretenses; S. WALKER, J. NYHAND and M. HARRINGTON, robbery; George J. WILSON, grand larceny; Alexander BOWMAN, obtaining goods by false pretenses; John WILSON, the same; John MERRRILL, forgery; J.C .SCHMIDT, grand larceny; William CORNELL, same; Chung YIN, assault with deadly weapon; R. COY, grand larceny; James GREEN, burglary; John MACK, robbery. Besides these were many which are withheld from publication at present.

About six months ago, a large Eastern agricultural wagon  manufacturing house established an agency in this city, with the intention of supplying the market altogether with Eastern wagons. Now our wagon material in California, although fully equal to the Western wood, is no doubt inferior to the ash and oak of the Middle and Eastern States. We manufacture our wagons from the oak and ash of Ohio, the oak and hickory of New Jersey and New Hampshire. But if it is necessary to import a portion of the material, surely it does not follow that our mechanics can not build a wagon at less cost than in the East, and not only compete with but justly monopolize our own market. Although labor may be higher in California, the freights across the continent or by sea more than balances the account, so that we can afford to undersell Eastern competitors, and give our farmers as good if not a better wagon at a lower price. This we have succeeded in doing, and wagons to-day of California manufacture sell at from $19 to $29 lower that hose from the East.

On Thursday last the sale of the reservation lots for the wholesale butchers came off at Maurice DORE’s auction rooms. The first bid for the choice of lots was $300, made by Mr. LUX, followed by a $1,500 bid from Mr. DUMPHY, who appeared to be determined that matters should be settled as quickly as possible. The bidding for the choice lots was very lively between LUX and DUMPHY, and was finally knocked down to the latter at $6,700. DUMPHY having chosen his lot, the next one was started at $1,000, and after some brisk competition sold to DUMPHY at $6,100. The remaining lots sold at from $3,700 to $5,000 premium and the premiums of the entire sale amounted to $36,000. Before the auction came off a number of wagers were laid as to whom the choice lot would fall, as the business stand in these matters appears to be worth any price.

Chas .WILLIAMS, a native of Prussia, aged 26, fell overboard in the Golden Gate on Sunday, and was drowned.

A State geological party under Mr. HOFFMAN and Mr. GREENLEAF started to go down the San Joaquin Valley to Visalia, and over the Sierra to Owens Valley and the Owens River region up to Mono Lake, to get up the topography and geology of these districts. Very soon another party will start out for the mountains to investigate the mines, under Mr. BOWMAN, and Mr. WACKENRENDER will complete the topographical work on the Sierra form Plumas to Tuolumne counties. Mr. GODDARD started to examine the coal deposits a fortnight since. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Reporter April 27, 1870


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Republican Nomination-Railroad Appointment.


Stockton, April 26. - The Republicans, last night, nominated W. F. Fletcher, present incumbent, for Chief of Police.


Major A. S. Bender, formerly of Western Pacific Railroad, has been appointed Chief Engineer of the Visalia Railroad Company.



A Rich Strike.

Auburn, April 26. - The St. Patrick's ledge, C. F. Eaton, proprietor, located near Ophir, struck rock on Saturday last, at the depth of 100 feet, paying $1,000 per ton, and it is still at the present time paying the same rate.



A Panic in the Stock Market – Almost a Fatal Accident – A Monster Picnic – Insane – The Courts – Mr. Mooney in Hot Water-Etc.


San Francisco, April 26. - The stock market, which had been looking up slightly, collapsed completely this afternoon, the decline reaching nearly every thing on the list: Ophir, $16; Kentuck, $65; Occidental, $9; Lady Bryan, $4 50; Segregated Belcher, $6 75; Gould & Curry, $155; Belcher, $23; Overman, $67; Imperial, $36; Yellow Jacket, $42 25; Consolidated Virginia, $13 50; Oriental, $1 75; Silver Wave, $3 75; Hidden Treasure Consolidated, $1 25; Mammoth, $2; Hidden Treasure, $16; Sierra Nevada, $7 25; Savage, $35 25; Crown Point, $17; Chollar-Potosi, $26 50.


The Montgomery avenue survey was completed to-day, and work will be commenced grading and moving buildings in a few days, commencing at the Black Point end.


A well dressed woman jumped off the Capital at Meiggs' Wharf this afternoon, but was rescued, after being some time in the water, by John Boyce and Gus Lewis, and taken home. The steamer had collided rather strongly with the wharf while returning with the Odd Fellows' picnic excursionists, and the woman in her fright attempted to jump to the wharf, but failed. Eight thousand persons participated in the excursion and had a delightful time.


The Caledonians are preparing for an extensive celebration, at the Recreation Grounds, on the 21st proximo.


Oneida Tribe, No. 31, of the Improved Order of Red Men, was instituted yesterday, at Dutch Flat, with Henrey C. Kelsey as Sachem. This is the second tribe in the Sierra Nevada.


Taxes this year will be levied as follows: City, $1 88; State, 86 ½; total, $2 74 ½  – against $3 10 last year; the reduction being on the tax for the redemption of the funded debt, which was twenty-one cents last and only eight and one-half this year.


Mary L. Whittaker sues M. L. McDonald and others, for $20,000 worth of stocks deposited with them, as she alleges, as collateral, and sold without her consent.


Manuel Jemas sues the California Building and Loan Society [Mr. Thomas Mooney's concern] for $910, alleged to have been deposited with them and repayment refused.


Ezra Talbot, aged 44, and Paul Dezney, aged 37, both natives of Ireland, were sent to the Insane Asylum to-day.


Judge Sawyer leaves for Portland tomorrow, to preside at the United States Circuit Court for Oregon.


The rotunda of the old Merchants' Exchange, on Battery street, is being fitted up for a law library.


A man named Befa, residing at the corner of Stockton and Filbert streets, was thrown from a buggy on the city front this afternoon, and had his right leg badly fractured.


Joseph Taylor was arrested this evening on a charge of robbery, alleged to have been committed on Abraham Green, on the Barbary coast.



Odd Fellows – Spring Meeting of the Jockey Club – Trotting and Running Races.


Gilroy, April 26. - The Odd Fellows celebrated the anniversary of the Order to-day.


The Spring meeting of the Jockey Club commenced to-day. A trotting match, best tree in five, for $100, stake $25, contested by “San Jose Belle”, “John Brown,” “Gold Dust” and “Mollie Trussell,” the latter winning in three straight heats. Time, 3:07, 3:04, 3:04 ½ , 3:05 ¼.


A running race for four year olds, mile and repeat, for a purse of $50, was won by “Cripple,” of San Juan. Time, 2:03 ¼ .



Fatal Accident to a Lady – Preparing for the Watering Season.


Santa Cruz, April 26. - A lady named McKenzie, residing at Happy Valley, fell from a wagon yesterday, and the wheel, passing over her, inflicted injuries which resulted in death.


The leading hotels have been refitted in anticipation of a large influx of visitors during the coming season. A large building for the accommodation of bathers is in course of erection at the beach.




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Sacramento Reporter, April 28, 1870


SAN FRANCISCO, Joseph Gauloff was fined $60 this morning for knocking a Chinaman off the sidewalk. Chas. Wakeley, for resisting an officer, was sent to the County Jail for six months, and Patrick Collins, for assault and battery on a woman, was sent for three months.



Election of City Printer.

Marysville, April 27. - The City Council this evening elected H. W. Haskel City Printer.


EXTREMELY MALICIOUS – James Carpenter, an employe in the carriage factory of H. M. Bernard, having had a difference with his employer, undertook to “get square”. Accordingly, during the absence of Mr. Bernard, who is now at San Francisco, he entered the shop and with one of the edge tools he formerly used cut two new buggy tops to pieces. The malice is evident from the fact that he knew the exact location of the entire premises. Officer Martz was too many for him, however, and he is now where the weary are not at rest.


COMMISSIONED. - Governor Haight has commissioned the following: George C. Waller, Notary Public for San Francisco county, vice self, resigned; J. H. Blood, Notary Public for San Francisco county, vice self, term expired.



The Railroad Vote in San Francisco- Anti-Railroad Resolution.

   At the meeting of the Democratic County Committee of San Francisco, on Tuesday evening, the following resolution was offered by Mr. Cooney:

   “WHEREAS, The people of San Francisco are called upon to vote away several millions of dollars of the money on the 7th of June next, thereby adding burdens of taxation to an already overtaxed people, to aid in the construction of certain railroads, some of which have already received valuable donations from the State and General Governments; and whereas, the donation of public money in aid of private enterprise, or to any corporation, is inconsistent with the time-honored principles of the Democratic party, as benefiting the few at the expense of the many, building up huge monopolies, over ready to sacrifice the public interest to their own, and is giving a premium to soulless corporations for the importation of that curse to our State – Chinese Coolies – and would establish a vicious precedent for the corporations to apply year after year for further subsidies; be it

   Resolved, That the Democratic party, true to its principles, now, as in the past, is opposed to all appropriations of the money of the people to private uses, and to all monopolies; and bearing on its proud banner its time-honored maxim, “the greatest good to the greatest number,” sets itself firmly against the granting of all subsidies, or donations, to all corporations or roads.”

   On motion of Mr. Brady the consideration of the preamble and resolution was postponed until next meeting.



   The Bulletin, April 27, says: We are at last enabled to state that the exploration of Blossom rock was an unqualified success. Colonel Von Schmidt, with the assistance of some Government engineers, has made a survey of the former position of the rock, for the purpose of definitely ascertaining the extent of the destruction caused by the blast on Saturday last, and from him we have obtained important facts. As regards the hight of the water, it is stated that the apex of the central column, as found by actual triangulation made in a Whitehall boat about twelve hundred or thirteen hundred feet from the rock, was found to be two hundred and twenty-five feet, as nearly as could be calculated. The column rose in the air in the shape of a round or obtuse-pointed, truncated cone, somewhat resembling an inverted thimble. This column was nearly three hundred feet in diameter at a point some eighty feet above the surface of the bay. High above the upheaved mass, rocks of large size, debris of the interior works, and a great quantity of earthy matter were thrown and scattered far and wide. The survey made by Colonel Von Schmidt shows that the rock itself was utterly demolished and thrown in all directions, and the sounding gave 28 feet of water over its site at low tide. In excavating the rock 2,500 cubic yards of rock were hoisted through the shaft and dumped into the bay, and the pile of loose rock thus created reached nearly to the surface of the water. Over this the soundings gave 18 feet water, showing that the tide has made great havoc with this debris in two days. In a week the depth of water called for by the contract will be found all about the side of the rock. There are other serious obstacles to safe navigation in our harbor, which should be made to follow the example of Blossom Rock.



   The Bulletin of April 27, says: On the 14th of April Henry Kleinstember, a resident of Marin county, started for this city and has not since been heard from. He and his wife resided at Olema, near Bolinas, where he followed his business as a shoemaker. His wife accompanied him to San Rafael, where they have friends, and from where he designed to come to San Francisco and return in a few days. It was his design to purchase furniture and provisions, including a stove, bedstead, table, chairs, etc., and return with them to Bolinas by a sailing vessel. For the purpose of making these purchases he brought with him about $200. His wife, having been unable to learn anything about him from San Rafael or elsewhere, came to the city yesterday, and is extremely anxious to gain any information touching the object of her visit. She visited the Coroner's office, but was told there had been no case of death which occurred since the 4th of April in which the body had remained unrecognized. On visiting the office of the Chief of Police, and that of Harbor Police, she was unable to gain any information. She feels sure that her husband's absence results from either some fatal accident or foul play. She is stopping at Mrs. Cullin's, on Mission street, near Second. Mr. Kleinstember is a German, 35 years old, with rather a light complexion and about 5 feet six inches in hight. He may, perhaps, have attempted to return to Bolinas in some small craft which failed to reach that point, or possibly the shanghaiers may have drugged him and shipped him on board an out-going vessel.



   The Petaluma Journal and Argus says: We have a sample of flax, grown and manufactured by John Keyes, Esq., of Tomales. The fiber is pronounced by judges to be of uncommon length and superior quality. Mr. Keyes grew some three acres last year, and pronounced the soil and climate of Tomales better than the flax-growing regions of Ireland even for its productions; but unfortunately for the enterprise, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding, there is as yet no demand for the product excepting for the seed, which finds a ready sale at the San Francisco Oil Works. Mr. Keyes, however, thinks it is quite possible that it can be made to pay by shipping the flax East for a market.



Christ Church, Eureka, Humboldt county, has been completed, and as a compliment to President Grant, formerly a resident of that place, a pew has been reserved for him, and bears an inscription to that effect.


Benjamin Doyle recently shot and killed his partner, H. P. Wyburn, at Cuffey's Cove, Mendocino county. The difficulty arose out of a dispute about land.


An unusually large amount of grain has been sown this season in Scott Valley.


The Petaluma Journal and Argus calls Alaska “Mr. Seward's goose pasture,” Good and original, perhaps.


Norway oats are being extensively introduced in Utah.


Celery grows wild in Los Angeles county, and yet consumers there have to import it from San Francisco. Enterprise, that.



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Sacramento Reporter, April 29, 1870



(Special to the Reporter.)



An Extraordinary and Cruel Swindle-- The Police Unraveling a Tangled Skein- Affairs in Mexico- Military Eight-Hour Movement- Etc.


SAN FRANCISCO, April 28. ---The new Grand Hotel is to be extended southward to Mission street, thus covering two blocks.


   The Police are at work investigating a piece of rascality, the object of which is not clearly understood. A lady from an Eastern State, named Hough, received a letter purporting to come from the proprietors of the Russ House, of this city, telling her that her husband had died in that house of mountain fever, December 20, leaving a large amount of property. She wrote back to them asking for particulars, and received a second letter, saying the effects had been taken possession of by parties who had attended her husband during his last moments. She then sent the letters to lawyers here, with a request to attend to the matter. They find the letters forgeries, never having been written by the proprietors of the Russ House; no such person having died in this city. Meantime she has heard nothing of her missing  husband, who was wealthy, and not likely to commit suicide or run away.


   Ethan A. Sawyer was to-day divorced from Esther A. Sawyer, on the ground of willful desertion.


   The will of George C. Moon was filed with the Clerk of the Probate Court to-day. It bequeaths his entire property to his sister, Sarah Moon, and niece, Harriet Moon, in equal shares.


   Two Chinamen were arrested this evening on a charge of fighting on the street. They charge Ah Sing, who was also in the affray, with robbing them of forty dollars, in connection with others, who escaped.


   J. J. Smith is charged by James Curran with obtaining money under false pretenses.


   The Dwyer murder trial has not yet concluded. The defense will examine several witnesses tomorrow.


   Colonel McKenzie has assumed command of the First Brigade, National Guard of California, vice General Hewston, gone East.




An Insane Mother and Her Child all Night on the Street- A Sad Case.


   The Alta of April 28 says: A gentleman living in the northern portion of the city, when going from his residence to his place of business, yesterday morning, found a German woman, with a child in her arms, sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Broadway and Jones streets. Her downcast head, pinched features, emaciated form and scanty cothing (sic) told but too plainly that sickness and want had placed a victim out upon the streets, and that too in a locality surrounded by homes where want has never entered. He went to the spot where the woman sat upon the ground, and gaining her attention asked her if she was sick, and why she was sitting there in the cold wind with her child. At first she was inclined to give no answer to the questions, but finally stated that her husband had deserted her; that she had been drivem (sic) from her home by her landlord; that she had been taken sick from the effects of the exposure and want of proper food; that she had been sitting there in the street during the entire night, and that she wished to remain where she was and die, and thereby end her sufferings. The poor woman was shivering with cold, having taken her thin shawl from her own shoulders and placed it around her babe, who is about eight or ten months old. The child seems to be strong and healthy, has undoubtedly received the best portion of the food given by the charitable to the mother. She said her name was Barbara Metzer, and that her husband was a waiter in a restaurant. Whether he was still in the city she knew not. The gentleman tried to persuade her to accompany him down to the City Hall, promising that he would see that she had a place to live, and proper food for herself and child. She positively declined to go, stating that she preferred to stay and die where she then was, in the street. Finding that he could not dissaude (sic) her from her purpose, he went to the City Hall and informed the Chief of Police Crowley of the case. He at once sent several officers with a carriage to the place, who brought the woman and her child to his office. It seems that the woman was deserted first about six months ago, when she was sick, and her child but two or three months old. At that time she was sent to the City and County Hospital. On recovering her health, she called at Chief Crowley's office, and he gave her some money. It is quite certain that her mind is impaired from the exposure, want and trouble she has endured. At times she talks rationally, and seems possessed of all her mental faculties. She was taken into the station house, where some soup was prepared, but she was unable to eat it. This morning she will be taken to the Alms-house, where she will have good care and medical treatment.



   The Bulletin of April 28 has the following: A shocking case of suicide was reported at the Coroner's office this morning, which, according to the facts developed, might possibly have been prevented had the victim been sent to that institution which was founded to meet the requirements of the case. It is certainly painful to part with a dear relative, but sad experience has demonstrated the danger of allowing an insane person to be at large. On receiving the notice to-day, Coroner's Clerk O'Brien repaired to the dwelling, No. 127 Turk street, near Jones, and found a woman named Annie Schneider had terminated her existence during the night in a frightful manner. After retiring to her room last evening she had procured a razor, and made a deep incision in each wrist an inch and a half in length. She then came down to the foot of the stairs, laid herself on the floor and bled to death. No unusual noise was heard about the premises during the night, and the first knowledge of the tragic affair was the discovery of the poor woman lying stiff and cold in a pool of blood.

   The deceased left a long letter in the German language, in which she stated that her sufferings had been almost beyond endurance for three months past, and her mental condition so weak that a mere child could make her nervous. She was fifty-six years old, and never committed any wrong act, yet felt that some person was persecuting her; and she prayed God to relieve her presence. She complained of not understanding the English language – it was a great bar to her happiness in this country. She wished to be buried beside a daughter who died some months ago, and leaves her watch to her son Martin, a chain to Wilhelm and the buckle and pin to Annie. The letter states further, that she is not afraid to die, and does not wish her name mentioned after death. Reference is made in several cases to the cause which led her to commit suicide, and in one place she says that in this nineteenth century men are not punished for perpetrating crimes, and there is a man trying to kill her. Mrs. Schneider was a widow, and has been crazy for the last three years, but never attempted any deed of violence before. She has several married daughters and sons residing in this city, and one of the latter has been staying with her for a year past. The Coroner will hold an inquest in the case.




T. R. Tilden's store at Alviso was burglariously entered last Tuesday and robbed of about $200 worth of clothing and other articles.


G. A. Hussey, who lives at Sierra Valley, shot and killed his wife yesterday morning, about 9 o'clock. Cause, jealousy. The murderer is still at large.


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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF The Third Judicial District, of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.

   Willard A. Paddock, plaintiff vs. Mila B. Paddock, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, and the complaint filed in said County of Alameda, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court.

   The People of the State of California send greeting to MILA B. PADDOCK, defendant:

   You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days, exclusive of the day of service, after the service on you of this summons, if served within this county; or if, served out of this county but in this district, within twenty days; otherwise within forty days, or judgment by default will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint.

   The said action is brought to obtain a decree absolutely annulling and dissolving the marriage contract between the plaintiff and defendant, and that the plaintiff be absolutely and forever divorced from the marriage relations with the said defendant, and that he have such further and general relief as to the Court may seem equitable and just.

   And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief therein demanded.

   Given under my hand and seal of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, this 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1870.

G. E. SMITH, Clerk.

By LEO. WATKINS, Deputy Clerk.




Transcribed by: Jeanne Taylor




The Sacramento Reporter,

April 30, 1870








On 'Change--The Dwyer--Wohler Homicide--Honors to the Memory of Gen. Thomas--A Heavy House Attached--Savage, the Fenian, Coming this Way--Etc.

San Francisco, April 29. - Gold closed at 114 7/8 .


The people of Alameda county talk of holding an indignation meeting, on account of the raising of the fare on the railroad ferry route to San Francisco from 15 to 25 cents. They are endeavoring to organize an opposition.


Capt. Robert Curnmug, for a long time in the San Francisco trade, and recently here in command of the British iron ship Cairnsmore, died in Scotland, March 31.


County Clerk John Hanna was appointed today as Aide-de-Camp, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, on the Staff of Governor Haight.


The Dwyer-Wohler murder case will not go to the jury till to-morrow.


R. M. Cole, charged with forgery, who was before the Twelfth District Court to-day, on a habeas corpus, had been remanded to custody again, and application for release denied.


The Board of Commissioners of the port of San Francisco met again, this evening, but did not complete organization.


Resolutions of condolence with the widow of General Thomas were passed by the Board of Supervisors, and have been engrossed in superb style and magnificently framed. They will be forwarded to her in a few days.


There is a rumor on the street that one of the heaviest wholesale and retail dry goods firms in the city is being largely attached this afternoon.


The Fire Commissioners met this afternoon and adopted rules for the department officers. They took two ballots for Secretary. John Stine received 2 votes, P. J. O'Reilly 2, and Wm. Martin 1. Adjourned.


The weekly special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on the subject of the bill of County Surveyor Hines for alleged extra services, this afternoon, again failed of having a quorum, only four members being present.


Maran Wehrlich, 38 years old, a native of Germany, and Andrie Prineta, 43 years, of France, were sent to the Insane Asylum to-day. The first thinks the world is in flames, and cries “Fire!” She has been insane, more or less, for fifteen years. The latter has been in the Asylum before, but was discharged, supposed to be cured.


Savage, of the Fenian organization, telegraphed that he will be here on the 6th of May, and attend the picnic of the Brotherhood, at Redwood City.


The Eighth National Guard, Captain Humphries, have decided not to go to Vallejo Sulphur Springs for their annual target excursion. A ball had been advertised at $2 50 each ticket, without their consent, and as they have always been in funds, and entertained the guests free, they declined to participate, and will probably go to Calistoga instead.


The Board of Education met this evening in special meeting called to investigate alleged overcharges on coal oil by Dean. Two of the members, Shew and Stillman, moved to refer the matter back to the Committee, but the Board decided to go on with the investigation, whereupon Shew and Stillman left, and there being no quorum the Board adjourned.



A Large Exodus--The Joe Walker Mine--Arrival of Generals Ord and Devine--Etc.


Los Angeles, April 29. - The steamer Oriflamme sailed this afternoon from San Pedro, with Judge Caton, of Illinois, and party, a large delegation of Odd Fellows, accompanying Grand Sire Farnsworth, and 100 passengers, for San Francisco.


Work on the celebrated Joe Walker mine, Kern county, has been resumed, with good indications. Five barges loaded with machinery for pumping out the mine have arrived.


Generals Ord and Devine, with an escort, arrived this evening from an extended tour through Arizona.


The large exports of native products has made money more plenty than for months back.




Litigant Printer--Rains.


Marysville, April 29. - Judge Keyser, of the Tenth Judicial District, to-day designated the Sutter Banner,  published at Yuba City, as the litigant paper for Yuba county.


A slight shower of rain fell this afternoon.




Passengers Per Hotel Express Train.


Cheyenne, April 29. - Following is a list of passengers on the hotel express train to arrive at Sacramento on Monday, May 2 – J. Clark, H. Souther and wife, Miss H. L. Souther, F. Williams and wife, Major L. S. Bert, L. Landeller and wife, N. E. Crittenden, O. P. Lacy, William Kirk, P. E .Adler, V. Chapman, A. Dunlap, A. Frigligh, G. Phillips and wife, Mrs. L. S. Babbitt and child, Miss Lightener, Mrs. C. W. Thomas and three children, Mrs. L. A. Wessenceraft, Mrs. J. Churchill and two children, P. Bartlett, J. Sturgiss, J. S. Sammons, F. P. Solomans, Captain C. Callahan and Miss Callahan, Miss Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lavitt, Miss Scrymerser, W. Horens, wife and three children, J. K. Chandler and wife, B. F. Wing, J. H. Curtis.


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The Colt Stake for 1870 – Programme of the Races – Horses Already on the Ground – Etc.

[From the Stockton Independent, April 29].

   A ride to the race track yesterday afternoon, gave us an opportunity to see some of the finest horses now in the State that are there being trained for the next races to commence on the 10th of May next. The size of the purse offered to the winning colt in the great colt race is an inducement to the breeders of fine stock to compete for the premium, and consequently there are entries made from all portions of the State. The whole number for the race is twenty-five, and of this number, eleven are now at the grounds. The race ground have been sublet by Charles Blood, the lessee from the Agricultural Society, to Messrs. Satterlee & Stinson, and everything is being done by them to put the track in the best condition. It has been worked upon until it is now in better condition than it has ever been before, and the trainers of the different horses now kept at the track speak highly of it, and consider it the best track for fast time in the State. From present indications, there will be crowds of people in attendance, and as there will be races for five days of that week, we may expect a great many strangers to visit the city to witness the sport. The following is the programme of the races for the week:

   Tuesday, May 10 – The first race is the colt race above mentioned, for the purse designated; and, in addition, the proprietors of the course, Messrs. Satterlee and Stinson, have arranged the following programme for the same day: Three-in-five race, for purse of $100; free for all trotters and pacers in the district that have never beaten three minutes in public or for money; entrance, $25, added to the purse……

   At present but a part of the horses at the grounds, as many prefer to train their animals on other tracks. J. B. Damrell, of this county, has in his stalls at the track a bay colt by Norfolk, dam Taglioni by St. Louis; a chestnut colt by Norfolk, dam Mary Black by St. Louis; a chestnut mare by Owen Dale, dam Mary Black; a gray horse, Gray Dale by Owen Dale, dam Taglioni. The two first are being trained for the great colt race. J. C. Taylor, of Tehama county, has the colt Gunny and a filly, both by Rifleman. Mr. Wilson, of Tehama, has a bay colt Bodart, by Norfolk; and W. Hall, of Tehama, has a filly Nell Flaherty, by Rifleman. Mr. White, of Butte, has filly Roselden, by Norfolk; colt Idaho, by Volscian; and colt Pelham, by Norfolk. John Tyree has the colt Shot, by Veto, and filly Clara Miller, by Veto. J. M. Hogan, of Stockton, has the bay colt Sam Miller, by Veto, dam Belle Boyd. Mr. Reynolds has the bay colt Red Rover, by Volscian. Mr. Robinson has a fine blooded colt, which is being trained by “Bess”. H. Stimpson has under training the horse May, by Belmont. Mr. Cable, of Washoe, has a fine colt by Norfolk, and a quarter and half mile horse called Coal Oil Tommy; and Mr. Crabbe, of Oregon, has the celebrated half-mile horse known as Gambler's Ghost.

   Five stalls are reserved for Mr. Meek, of Alameda county, who is expected to arrive this week.



We have been informed that a Jockey Club will be organized at this place prior to the Fall races. The Club will have the use and benefit of the race course on Mr. Walden's ranch, near this place.



The Nevada City Transcript of April 29 furnishes the subjoined:

   ….Another set of mining claims, owned by B. C. Waite, on Stockton Flat, have been leased to Ah Dick & Co., and they are now at work.

   Phillips & Co. have also a set of claims worked on like conditions by Chinese, from which they have been taking considerable money.

   The Pioneer or Johnny Robinson claims, also located in 1850, and owned by John Hawke since 1863, have been leased by Ah Chew & Co., and this company will have the claims ready for taking out gold in about two weeks.



The Grass Valley Union of April 29 says;

   G. C. King, one of our well known citizens, returned yesterday from a trip to Mineral Hill, Nevada. He brings with him a lot of fine specimens, as well as a high opinion of the richness of the country. Mineral Hill discovered in June of last year, the first location being on the 24th of June, 1869. The hill is one mile long and 3,000 feet wide, being almost entirely metal bearing rock. Four men, named D. Macdonald, D. K. Northey, John Sheehee and James F. Ward, who first went there, own the most important locations. These men have 41 locations of from 600 to 1,000 feet each, and have  opened 21 of them into the hill by running cuts. These cuts are all in mineral. This company have now on hand and in sacks about 600 tons of ore, and making preparations to build a mill. They will ship no more ore to other points to be worked. They have sent off and have worked 100 tons of ore altogether, and the returns were $503 45 per ton. In the whole district there are about 500 locations.

   Uncle Billy Chollar is there, and is consequently in fine spirits. We should not be surprised if Mineral Hill proves far richer than White Pine.



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Sacramento Reporter

May 4, 1870


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(Special to the Reporter.)

San Francisco.


A strange man, unknown, was struck on the head by a rock falling from a bluff at the sea wall excavation, on Telegraph Hill, today, and had his skull fractured.


This evening Charles Harris and Charles Burns were arrested on a charge of burglary, in entering Miss Smith's hair dresser shop, at 16 Fourth street, last night, and stealing $200 worth of human hair, part of which was found in their possession.



City Surveyor.

Marysville, May 3. - The City Council have elected Joseph Johnson as City Surveyor for one year.



The Elections – Complimentary Breakfast.

Grass Valley, May 3. The town election yesterday passed off quietly. Politics were ignored. S. P. Dorsey and Chas. Brooks were elected Trustees. The contest was on Marshal, and Harris received 210 votes; Leavitt, 152; Mitchell, 54; Brockington, 41. Webber was elected Assessor, H. C. Roberts Treasurer, and M. H. Turner Recorder.


The friends of William Watt gave him a complimentary breakfast this morning, previous to his departure on a visit to Scotland.



The Robber Hunters.

Los Angeles, May 3. Nothing has been heard of the party sent in pursuit of the highwaymen of Fort Tejon. David McKenzie is still alive, but his recovery is hopeless.



Result of the Town Election.

Colusa, May 3. The town election, yesterday, passed off quietly, resulting in the election of S. P. French, Gil. Jones, H. M. Hughes, Wm. Riely and Frank Jones, as Trustees; Chas. Allen, as Marshal; E. W. Jones, as Treasurer; J. B. Dagernett, as Secretary.


The Princeton stage is now connecting with Marysville.



The Stockton Election.

We summarize the result of the Stockton city election from the Republican of May 3: Mayor, Evans; Assessor, Steiney; Collector, Thresher; Chief of Police, Fletcher; Superintendent of Schools, Ladd. The total vote polled was 1,475. About sixty negroes voted. One of them, “Eph” of Tuolumne, voted the Democratic ticket; the remainder went straight for Radical nominees. There was a great deal of scratching, but much more among the Democrats than the Republicans. It is stated that at least one hundred Democrats did not go to the polls, and many of those who did, scratched until there was very little Democrat left on the ticket.


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Commissions were issued from the office of the Secretary of State, yesterday, as follows:

To Patrick Crowley, Chief of Police of the city and county of San Francisco, as Commissioner under the provisions of an Act entitled “An Act for the regulation of sailor boarding houses and of shipping offices in the city and county of San Francisco,” approved March 9, 1870.

To Thomas E. Farrish and Lafayette Maynard, as Commissioners under the Act of entitled “An Act to examine and determine the validity of certain assessments and contracts for street work in the city and county of San Francisco,” approved April 4, 1870.

To John Reese Palmer, as Notary Public for the county of Alameda, vice T. W. Koltinger, time expired.

To P. O. Hundley, as Notary Public for the county of Butte, vice Freer, time expired.

To Frank V. Scudder, as Notary Public for the county of San Francisco, vice self, time expired.

To F. J. Thibault, as Notary Public for the county of San Francisco, vice self, time expired.

To Andrew Craig, as Notary Public for the county of Santa Cruz, vice self, time expired.

To W. S. Johnson, as Notary Public for the county of Monterey.

To William Heser, as Notary Public for the county of Mendocino, vice self, time expired.

To Thomas A. Smith, as Notary Public for the county of Alameda.

To William Hoskins, as Notary Public for the county of Alameda, vice self, time expired.

To Lorenzo S. Yates, as Notary Public for the county of Alameda.

To W.  F. Good, as Notary Public for the county of Colusa.

To Louis Brush, as Notary Public for the county of Napa, vice self, time expired.

To J. W. Freeman, as Notary Public for the county of Kern, vice self, time expired.

To Auguste Compte, as Notary Public for the county of Sacramento, vice self, time expired.

To J. M. Jolly, as Notary Public for the county of Monterey.



Called to order by President Johnson. Reading of minutes of previous meeting dispensed with.

Report of Secretary was read and placed on file.

Semi-annual reports from all the companies except Alert Hook and Ladder were read and placed on file.

N. L. Drew was reported by the Committee to be entitled to an exempt certificate, and certificate ordered to be issued.

Upon favorable report of Committee, J. F. Dreman was granted a certificate of honorable service.

Application of D. Shaeffer for such a certificate was referred back to the company of which he is a member.

Similar applications of John Isaac, John Brown, Robert Dawson and P. Rice were also referred back to their respective companies.

Committee on Books reported progress.

Committee on Picnic reported favorable progress.

In regard to the matter of sprinkling Tenth street, the Board agreed to allow $1 50 per month.

A communication from the Foreman of all the companies was read, asking the Board to adopt a resolution to prevent boys under eighteen years of age from congregating about engine houses and running with the apparatus; in accordance with which the Board unanimously passed the following:

Resolved, That the Foreman of all the companies are hereby instructed to keep persons under eighteen years of age from their houses and apparatus, and to permit none under that age to run with their machines; and that the Secretary be instructed to furnish each company with a copy of this resolution.

Names of several expelled members were read and placed on the black list.

The Board then adjourned.



The Montana sailed from San Francisco for Panama yesterday with the following list of passengers:

Mrs. Hastings

Mrs. J. Whitehead & son

Major Williamson

A. Bona and wife

P. S. Lawson, wf & inft.

P. Kohler

George Freeman

Mrs. Simmons

C. E. Feetch

J. C. Doherty

Miss M. Franks

Capt. Watson and wife

Miss S. Van Nostrand

Mrs. Tucker

J. Danket

Sum Sing Wan

Miss Cozzens

Mrs. Hudson

Ada Little

Mrs. Cecelia

J. S. Madory

Rev. Thos. Benson

D. W. Perry

Nellie Little

Mrs. J. S. Field

Mrs. Sherman

Mr. and Mrs. Van Pelt

Miss Shaw

Mrs. Dr. Hoffman

Mrs. Goss

H. Johnson and wife

W. Holdridge and wife

See Sing and wife

J. McLeod

J. Smith

H. Bailey

S. F. Dowe

Pedro J. Samiento

Mrs. T. J. Ash & 2 infts

O. Lamache, wife and 3 children

M. A. Lathrop and wife

A. McCardess and wife

L. Nickerson and wife

J. E. Kiney, wife, 2 children and an infant

Mrs. Hannath and two daughters

Henry Saxa and wife

A. Picot

C. A. Buckhardt

D. Cogill

Mrs. Lucy and 2 chdn

Miss Lambert

Mrs. J. Gray & 2 child'n

P. Willis and wife

S. Finter, wife & child

Frank Mackfissel & wife

Madame Devaveaux

Madame Ovedec & son

Daniel Lore

C. Zissig

A. B. Houghton

Mrs. C. Cobb and child

Mrs. V. Fisher & 2 chn

Mrs. J. A. Morrison & ch

Catherine Scully

Mrs. John Bryant & inf

Peter Murphy

J. Hall

Master Peres

A. Henriques and wife



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Sacramento Reporter

May 5, 1870


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John C. Burch, of Sonoma, Creed Hammond, of Sacramento, and Charles Lindley, of Marysville, have been appointed by the Governor Commissioners for the revision of the laws. The appointments are good ones. Of the Sacramento man we can speak particularly. A thoroughly competent lawyer, who has a love for his profession, his thorough and industrious habits fit him particularly for a task of this kind. There need be no fear that this Commission will not be a working one.


We are informed that the facts in connection with the designation of the Democratic Standard by Judge Keyser, as a litigant paper for Yuba county, have not been stated. We understand that it is intended to publish a bona fide paper in Marysville under that name, and that the material for that purpose is on the ground, but that the first issue could not be got out in time, and so recourse was had to an extra edition of the Sutter Banner.  This puts a new view on the matter.


Senator Lawrence has got back into journalism again, and his numerous friends throughout the State will be delighted to hear of his promotion. The first issue of his paper, the Mariposa Free Press, comes to us this week on a half sheet, but with larger promises for the future. It has been designated as the litigant paper for the county. We wish it every success.





A Batch of Law Suits-Chicago Wants California Fruits-Strawberries for New Jersey-A  Shooting Affray.


San Francisco, May 4. J. C. Moore et. al. bring suit to recover possession of 200 bags of coffee, alleged to be unlawfully held by defendants, and in case possession cannot be recovered, for $4,500 value and damages.


D'Epargnes Gilbert Bardt sues Societie Francaise de Previozance Mutuelle, to recover $4,311 85, with interest and dividends, deposited with the society by Constance Gervoise, now wife of plaintiff.


[Second Telegram].

On 'Change--Marine Items--Arrival of Savage, the Fenian Chief--Incorporation.


San Francisco, May 4. Stocks are tolerably steady, excepting Gould & Curry, which fluctuates hourly--opening in the morning Board at $161, closing at $155, and again advancing in the afternoon to $160; Treasure, $17 20; Mammoth, $2 12 ½;  Noonday, $2 75; Wave, $3 50; Silver Vault, 75 cents; Yellow Jacket, $46; Belcher, $24; Imperial, $36; Ophir, $16; Kentuck, $67; Exhequer, $9; Amador, $232; Lady Bryan, $4 25; Sierra Nevada, $7 50; Savage, $35 50; Hale & Norcross, $140; Crown Point, $15; Chollar-Potosi, $29 75.


J. J. Reardon sues Eugene McCarty for $25,000 for damages to his feelings, reputation and character, by maliciously causing his arrest on a charge of stealing a black and tan dog.


Davis, the noted fruit and flower dealer of Chicago, is now here, intending to purchase and ship East large amounts of California fruits, provided the railroad rates are reduced, to enable him to do so at a profit. He brings ample capital, and will make his headquarters here in the future, if proper arrangements can be perfected.


A small lot of strawberries were shipped today by Lusk & Co., to New Jersey, as an experiment.


Frank R. Medina, of the Alhambra Theater, and John Allen, of the orchestra at the Metropolitan Theater, having quarreled on Sunday last, met today in a saloon adjoining the Metropolitan Theater, and after some words Allen attempted to escape, when Medina fired on him, hitting him in the side, just above the hip, inflicting a severe but not dangerous flesh wound. As he attempted to fire a second shot, Allen pulled a third man between them, and before he could get him covered again, Medina was arrested.


Arrived this evening – Ship Jennie Eastman, 58 days from Yokohama via Honolulu, with 1,550 tons of coal to master; ship Helen Donner, 181 days from Hamburg, with merchandise to Morris Speyer; bark Horatio Sprague, from Newcastle, with coal to Stevens & Baker.


John Savage, the Fenian Chief, arrived to-night; he was received and entertained at the Lick House by members of the Order. He intimates that the Fenians will soon attract public attention by something more than talk.


A new Mexican mining company was incorporated to-day, with thirty millions of capital, to operate in New Mexico at the newly discovered mines; the trustees are J. D. Fay, Sol. Heydenfeldt and S. D. Roberts.


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The following notarial commissions were issued from the office of the Secretary of State yesterday: Harry Linden, Notary Public for Alameda county; Thomas S. Carothers, Notary Public for Mendocino county; John Caldwell, Notary Public for Nevada county; vice self, term expired; Charles J. Torbert, Notary Public for Sacramento county, vice self, term expired; E. V. Joice, Notary Public for San Francisco county, vice self, term expired.



Commissions were issued yesterday, from the office of the Secretary of State, to Creed Haymond, Charles Lindley and John C. Burch, as Commissioners under the provisions of the Act to establish a Commission to revise the laws, approved April 4, 1870.



Supreme Court.

Wednesday, May 4, 1870.

Upton vs. Archer – On motion of Mr. Coffroth, and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have twenty days to file briefs.

Hobbs vs. Duff – On motion of Mr. French, and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have fifteen days further time to file briefs.

Quinn vs. Wetherbee – On motion of Mr. Cadwalader, and filing stipulation, ordered that respondents have ten days further time to file briefs.

McKinley vs. Tuttle – On motion of Irvine & Patterson, and filing stipulation, ordered a stay of proceedings until same is determined.

People vs. Renfrau – On motion of Mr. Ross and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have fifteen days further time to file briefs, and that respondents have fifteen days to reply.

People vs. Poole – On motion of Mr. Ross and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have thirty days further time to file briefs, and respondents twenty days to reply.

People vs. Poole – Same order as last.

People vs. Parker – On motion of Mr. Ross and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have thirty days further to file briefs, and respondents have twenty days to reply.

People vs. Parker – Same order as last.

Meley vs. Collins – On motion of Mr. Comte and filing stipulation, ordered that respondents have until and including July 5, 1870, to file briefs.

Sweeney vs. Reilly – On motion of A. Comte, ordered that appellant have until and including July 5 to file briefs.



The order of the County Court of the city and county of San Francisco changing the name of Louis Pfeiffenberger to Louis P. Berger, was filed in the office of the Secretary of State yesterday; also that of the same Court changing the name of Henrich Zyarks to that of Henry Zhyarks.



The Call of May 4 has the annexed:

   Some time in the early part of last April Captain Lees and Detective Bohen obtained information which caused them to watch the movements of a young man stopping at one of the first class hotels on Bush Street, who went by the name of Robert A. Frazier. They ascertained that this individual had hypothecated a large sum of money in United States Five-Twenties with a firm in this city. The officers having had information that a large sum of money had been stolen from a broker in New York, by a person whose description corresponded with Frazier, they sent a dispatch to Captain Jourdan, Superintendent of the New York Police, and received an answer to the effect that Robert A. Frazier, alias Pierce J. Rutler, had been indicted in New York for grand larceny, for having stolen $10,000 in Five-Twenties from Albert Colville, No. 50 Wall street, and to hold him until officers could reach San Francisco with the necessary papers for the arrest of Butler. The accused is under arrest, and will be detained until the arrival of the officers from the East, who will probably reach here to-day.



The Alta, May 4, says:

   On Monday morning last, a Chinaman who had been for some time a resident of the Alms House, threw up the sponge and hurried off to Canton. He was afflicted with what is called Elephantiasis, a very repulsive disease, and he suffered a good deal. The fact that he had committed suicide by hanging himself under a stairway at the Alms House was mentioned yesterday, but the following particulars of the suicide, as written by himself, were found in his possession and will serve to perpetuate his memory:

   “Chinese young man, Hemul Hake Foo, twenty-nine years old. Have sick. Would live. From Canton, 2 ward. Name, Sun Word. Farmer. China Saelep Company. I have soul. Had boot on my bad. I dead now. Can't livee.”

   The above is the translation of a document from the Chinese found in one of his pockets when his body was removed to the Morgue.



Oakland is to have a paid Fire Department.


A slight earthquake was felt at Oakland last Tuesday.


John S. Lee died suddenly at Vallejo yesterday.


A Swede named Eliason was caved upon at the Vallejo Water Works, yesterday, and instantly killed.


J. R. Reid has been appointed an additional route agent between San Francisco and Ogden, Utah.


John Cunningham sues the City Grading Company for $3,000 damages received in various ways.


Mr. Williams' residence, in the American Valley, Plumas county, was destroyed by fire last week.


The Crandall House, on the road between Grass Valley and Colfax, was robbed last week of $100 worth of valuables.



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Sacramento Reporter

May 6, 1870


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(Special to the Reporter)


Reward-Insane-A Long Confined Witness Released-Double Eastern Train-Etc.


   San Francisco, May 5. James Drayton, indicted for the murder of James Quinn, on the steamer Harriet, in the harbor, some months since, was tried in the Fourth District Court to-day, and acquitted.

   Emile Grisar, Belgian Consul, offers a reward of $3,000 for the discovery of parties engaged in blowing up his house, on Powell street, between Green and Vallejo, on the evening of March 21.

   Louis Voss, a native of Germany, aged 35 years, and Daniel J. Taylor, of Kentucky, were sent to the Insane Asylum to-day. Taylor went to the Chief of Police, yesterday, and surrendered himself, saying he had killed a woman from whom he was divorced, and who had since married another man, at Calistoga, the previous day. It was found, on examination, that he had done nothing of the kind, and was insane.

   Joseph Dufour, who has been detained 90 days in jail as a witness against James A. Dwyer, charged with murder, was to-day allowed $112 50, by order of Judge Morrison, for his time.

   An Italian, known a Louis, whose entire funds were in the hands of D. Ghirardelli when he failed the other day, tried to kill himself by stabbing in the breast to-day, through despair at his loss, but did not succeed.



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REINSTATED – An order was issued yesterday from the Adjutant General's office reinstating the Howell Zouaves of Grass Valley, lately mustered out under the law. The order directs General Josiah Howell, Commanding Fourth Brigade, California National Guard, and Assistant Adjutant General W. A. Anderson, to inspect and muster said company into the service of the National Guard of California immediately. Signed, Maze Edwards, Major and Assistant Adjutant General.



Supreme Court.

Thursday, May 5.

White vs. Lyons – On motion of Mr. Comte and filing stipulation, ordered that appellants have twenty days further time to file briefs.

Johnson vs. Chely – On motion of Mr. Cadwalader and filing stipulation, ordered that respondents have sixty days further time to file briefs.

Valentine vs. Jansen – On motion of Mr. Cadwalader and filing stipulation, ordered that respondent have ten days further time to file petition for rehearing.


NOTARIES PUBLIC. - The Secretary of State's office yesterday issued commissions to John H. Webster, as Notary Public for San Joaquin County, vice self, time expired; George J. Carpenter and Thomas Fraser, for El Dorado; John W. Satterwhite, for San Bernardino; McD. R. Venable, for San Luis Obispo.



Diocesan Convention at the Bay.

We annex the following from the Call, May 5.

   The Diocesan Convention of the State of California met in Trinity Church yesterday morning, at 10 o'clock. The following clergymen were in attendance: Rev. L. Lloyd Breck, D. D., St. Paul's Church, Sacramento streets; Rev. George Burton, St. Athanasius, Los Angles, southwest corner of Green and Leavenworth streets; Rev. Benjamin Ackerly, St. John's Church, Oakland; Rev. A. S. Brewer, St. Matthias' Church, San Mateo, No. 932 Pacific street; Rev. Thomas W. Brotherton, St. John's Church, San Francisco; Rev. D. D. Chapin, St. Peter's Church, San Francisco; Rev. W. H. Dyer, St. Paul’s Church, San Rafael, No. 213 Mason street; Rev. L. B. Gray, St. Luke's Church, San Francisco; Rev. E. P. Gray, Benicia; Rev. George H. Jenks, St. John's Church, Petaluma, northwest corner of First and Harrison streets; Rev. Daniel Kendig, Chaplain at the Presidio; Rev. H. D. Lathrop, Church of the Advent, San Francisco; Rev. E .S. Peak, Trinity Church, San Jose, 1904 Polk Street; Rev. A. C. Treadway, Church of the Ascension, Vallejo, 750 Mission street; Rev. W. P. Tucker, St. John's Church, Stockton, northeast corner of Mason and Washington streets; Rev. T. G. Williamson, Trinity Church, Santa Barbara, southwest corner of Market and Third streets; Rev. G. A. Easton, 907 Pine street.

   The Right Rev. G. H. Randall, Bishop of Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, delivered the opening sermon, and gave an able and entertaining discourse. The afternoon session was consumed by the reading of Bishop Kip's address, the presentation and reading of the report of the Missionary Committee, the Treasurer's report, etc. From the latter we learn that the balance on hand in the Diocese and Missionary Fund, amounts to $310 31; in the Convention Fund, $57 91; the Endowment Fund, $219 60. The parish of the Free Church of the Holy Saviour, at Santa Clara, was admitted to the Union. Jefferson Martinet was re-elected Treasurer. H. T. Graves, of the Finance Committee, who had been appointed to collect $2,400 for the benefit of the St. Augustine College, of Benicia, reported that thus far his efforts had been unsuccessful.

   Notices were given of the proposed changes in the Canons of the Church, and the matter was referred to a Committee, with instructions to report as soon as convenient.

   The Convention then adjourned to meet again this morning, at 10 o'clock, at the same Church.



We condense the following from the Eureka Times of April 23:

   It is reported that Lieutenant Spalding, Indian Agent at Hooper reservation, is to be soon relieved, and that Captain S. G. Whipple will be his successor. Captain Whipple has had a large experience in Indian matters, and is especially acquainted with the disposition and character of the Indians in this part of the State.

   We are informed that Captain John C. Bull, of Arcata, has received the appointment of keeper of the new lighthouse at Point Reyes.

   We learn that Major Sterling, who was many years ago in this county, has been appointed assistant keeper at the lighthouse at Cape Mendocino, in place of Pettie, resigned.



The Nevada Transcript of the 5th says:

Ed. Muller, of this city, is preparing his cocoonery for this Spring season. He has already about 20,000 worms hatched out, and will soon have a grand army of them at work.



Commissions were issued from the office of the Secretary of State yesterday: to N. Greene Curtis, Howard F. Hastings and P. H. Russell, as Commissioners of State Burial Grounds.




   We glean the following from the MARYSVILLE Appeal of May 4.

   Chief Engineer S.S. Montague, Arthur Brown, Superintendent of Carpentering, etc., and I. N. Hubbard, Land Agent, arrived on yesterday morning's train, accompanied by Contractor Strobridge, Boss Carpenter, T. J. Davis, and Roadmaster George Holland. They proceeded to the front on a construction train. They go over the road to decide at what points side-tracks, station houses, water tanks, etc., shall be placed, examine the bridge now completed over Dry creek, and decide about pile driving in Butte creek. If the Chief Engineer does not find it necessary to fill in some portions at Butte creek, all the pile driving will be finished there by the end of the week. The iron horse will run over Dry creek on Saturday, and by the end of next week passenger trains will run to Nelson Station, where the stages will make close connections for Chico and other points. I. N. Hubbard has the right of way for the California and Oregon Railroad Company to Tehama, and the company expect to complete the road to Red Bluff in time to move crops. The work train, with the fencing gang, drawn by the locomotive “Atlantic”, in charge of Conductor Swain, arrived yesterday afternoon. They will fence the road through to Chico as rapidly as lumber can be obtained from Truckee. Three-quarters of a mile of iron and ties were received yesterday morning, and taken by the locomotive “Raven,” to the front. Another gang of Celestials went to the front yesterday to join the army of graders, under the energetic contractor and railroad builder, J. H. Strobridge.





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Sacramento Reporter

May 7, 1870


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The Call of May 6 has the following:


   The Convention met again yesterday morning, in Trinity Church, and devoted an hour to devotional exercises, Rev. Mr. Williams, of Santa Barbara, and Rev. Mr. Garrett of San Francisco, officiating.


   At 11 o'clock the business of the Convention commenced, Bishop Kip presiding.

The minutes were read, corrected and approved. Bishop Kip then vacated the chair in favor of Rev. Dr. Breck, of Benicia. H. T. Graves, of the Committee appointed to raise $2,400, to extinguish the debt of San Augustine College, submitted a written report, from which it appeared that the other members had been unable to co-operate with him, and that he had not deemed it advisable to solicit subscriptions alone. The institution was of vast importance to the church, and quite a number were in favor of extinguishing the debt before the Convention adjourned. The report also stated that the Pacific Churchman was in a languishing condition; that it circulated only 541 copies, while fully 1,500 were necessary to make it pay expenses. Several gentlemen spoke on the subject, and the following resolution was adopted:


   Resolved, That the Convention approve and adopt the Pacific Churchman as the recognized organ of the Church on this coast, and recommend it to the support of the Church.


   An election of a standing Committee of the Diocese, results in the election of the following: Rev. Mr. Brotherton, Rev. Mr. Lathrop, Rev. Mr. Tucker, Rev. Mr. Ackley, Messrs. Blanding, Langley, Stanley and Graves.


After the transaction of some other unimportant business the Convention adjourned.


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[Special to the Reporter].



The Billiard Tournament--A Vessel on Fire--On 'Change--Etc.


SAN FRANCISO, May 6.- The champion billiard tournament is still proceeding. This afternoon a game was played between Tirrell and Kaeding. Tirrell won, after a splendid contest, by 33 points. At the 35th inning, Kaeding was 273 points ahead. Tirrell from thence fought an up-hill an up-hill battle, and won it, amidst much applause. The evening game, at 9 P.M., stood: McCleery, 353; Mott, 179.


Richard Stepney was arrested to-day on a charge of leading an idle and dissolute life. He will be examined for the Industrial School to-morrow.


John P. Wagner was committed to Stockton to-day as a lunatic; he had attempted to drown himself. Loss of property is the cause of his insanity.


The schooner Selma arrived from Tahiti in twenty-six days. She reports that a fire broke out on board the bark Eli Whitney, lying at Tahiti. The fire was supposed to be the work of the crew, who have been arrested. The cargo of over one million oranges was destroyed, but the vessel was only slightly injured.


Professor Joseph Leconte lectured this evening. Subject--”The Universal Laws of Civilization.”


Passengers per Hotel Express Train.

CHEYENNE, May 6.-Following is a list of passengers from San Francisco on the Hotel train: Henry Thompson, Martin B. Resch, Arthur F. Wheeler, P. F. Swinge, D. T. Fishbuck, H. A. Philips, wife and child; G. E. Hender and wife; B. B. Longstreth, G. W. Burling, T. W. Gardener, S. W. Rosenstock, J. F. Burnes, A. C. Briggs, Samuel Feder, I. A. Amerman, General J. W. Sprague, wife and son; E. S. Smith, Mrs. H. D. Pearce and child; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Herman, John Collins, Mrs. J. Collins, Mrs. J. H. Morton, A. De F. Gale, George B. DeForest, J. H. Solomon, Geo. Kroeplien, A. Shirek and wife, Mrs. John Killinger and son, W. F. Whither, wife and daughter, Mrs. W. A. Weaver, Dr. Jacob Bigelow and wife, George B. Emerson, Dr. H. H. A. Beach, M. McPherson, H. C. Hale, T. Clabb and wife, D. C. Linsley, L. W. Kerby, L. H. Newton, Henry Rubl, E. D. Wesson and Harry Moulton.



Brutal Murder by Indians--A Slayer Slain.


Tehama, May 6.- Captain H. A. Good, an old and esteemed citizen of Tehama county, was brutally murdered by Indians last Wednesday, at or near his residence, on Deer creek. The body was found today, pierced with ten or twelve bullets, and the head smashed with rocks. His brother was killed some years ago by Indians, and ever since Captain Good has devoted his time hunting and killing the Indians known as the Mill Creek Indians, to whom he has been a source of great terror.



Probably Fatal Accident.


Gilroy, May 6.- Victor Gauline, an employe in a pork packing establishment, cut an artery in his wrist with a cleaver to-day, the effects of which will probably prove fatal.




Destructive Fire.


Downieville, May 6- A fire broke out at half past 12 last night in the brewery of Nessler & Blohm. It burned the brewery, Gilbert's hardware store, the saloon kept by Callioux, the residence of A. Blohm and the roof of Hirschfelder's fire-proof building. The saving of the town is due to the great exertions of the firemen.


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   The State Board of Agriculture have awarded the following premiums, under the law to promote silk culture: To Mrs. E. M. Weston, for 625,000 cocoons; to A. Packard, of Santa Barbara, for 150,000 cocoons; to H. G. Ballou, of Yolo county, for 100,000 cocoons. The Board also allowed the claim of each of the following named parties, for one mulberry plantation, viz: F. J. Sauffrignon and Leon Gambert, of Santa Clara county; Edward Miller and A. Isoard, of Nevada county.



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Sacramento Reporter

May 9, 1870


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Miscellaneous News From Butte County.

We glean as follows from the Chico Enterprise of May 7:

A son of G. M. Stratton, on Rock creek, eight miles from Chico, on Monday, the 2d inst., was seriously wounded by a vicious cow.  His throat was lacerated nearly from ear to ear, leaving the jugulars and windpipe bare. A brother – the only man on the ranch at the time – made double-quick speed to town for surgical aid, while, by the mother's heroism and presence of mind, the flow of blood was impeded until the physician arrived. In just one hour from the time of the accident the wounds were dressed by Dr. Pratt and the patient comfortable and safe.


A field of barley belonging to Mr. Martin, in the neighborhood of Dayton, looks so promising at present that bets are talked of that should everything go favorable till harvest, it will yield 75 bushels to the acre. It seems there are no takers at 65 bushels.



The Chronicle of May 6 says:

Yesterday afternoon the second game of the series to be played by the contestants for the silver cue came off at Deery & Little's saloon. The parties were L. A. Gates and J. T. B. McCleery, both young men, the former being California born, and the latter a recent arrival from Chicago.  As usual, the game was of 1,000 points, to be played upon a four-pocket table. The game was neither interesting nor exciting. From the first, Gates, who played in excellent luck and with good nerve, led the game – at the thirty-fourth inning having scored 410 points, to his opponent's 217. McCleery disappointed all who had seen his practice games, and did but little good playing, his best work being a small burst which scored him 42 points. Gates won the game in seventy-two innings by 471 points. Largest runs: Gates – 45, 39, 48, 39, 48, 69, 45, 48. McCleery – 36, 27, 42, 25, 37. Averages: Gates – 13.90; McCleery – 7.36. Time of game, 2 hours 45 minutes.



At 8 o'clock the game was called between Jos. W. Little and W. W. Wright. Little is a veteran billiardist, and years ago vanquished the best California player, Dan. Lynch. Wright won the champion cue of Nevada some two years since, over George Hunt, we believe, and has held it ever since. Wright won the shot and played into the pocket. Little following. The game proceeded evenly, with but slight difference in the scores. In the forty-fifth inning, Little, by a run of 75, ran considerably ahead, gradually widening the gap between the two scores, up to the eighty-first inning – when they stood, Little 933, Wright 624 – when the latter made the handsome run of 135. In this run Wright did some fine 'nursing' and the playing throughout the run was careful and excellent. But the difference was too great to be overcome, and Little was declared winner at the eighty-ninth inning by 190 points.

Largest runs; Little – 54, 75, 78 and 48. Wright – 48, 51, 135. Number of innings, 89. Averages: Little, 11.24; Wright, 9.21.



We copy the following from the Petaluma Journal and Argus, of May 7:

On Saturday last, as some boys were playing in a large tree, near the grounds of the St. Vincent's School, one of the number, named James Moore, fell from a limb about fifteen feet from the ground, and had his right leg broken, midway between the knee and ankle.



The San Francisco Call, May 6, says:

Some four or five months ago Mr. George Mayes, of the California Market, brought one hundred thousand oysters from the East and planted them in the bay, near San Pablo. Shortly afterward he discovered that one-half of them had died. The remainder, however, appeared to be healthy, and gave evidence of prosperity. Yesterday Mr. Mayes visited his oyster bed and raked up a few of the imported bivalves and found that they had become thoroughly acclimated, and had grown amazingly, some of them having become fully an inch longer and half an inch broader. Mr. M. believes that these oysters will propagate here, and that in a few years we will have larger and finer oysters than can be produced in the Eastern States.






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Sacramento Bee

Friday Evening, November 4, 1870



 No less than twenty-three illicit stills were seized in Brooklyn in two days - November 2 and 3 - and this is only a portion of the surreptitious manufacturing places there! What were the revenue officers about that they permitted so many or any to exist? The Internal Revenue Department is sorely at fault when such things could be and continue. There is somebody to blame and that somebody or those somebodys is or are our Government officials. The whisky mob fought the officers and the United States troops has to be called out to enforce the law. These “whisky rings” are strong in New York, Kentucky and Ohio, and they maintain their strength by cheating the Government. It is time that they were checked in their infamous career. They send to California hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their illicit wares.


                THE FOUNDERIES

 Business is improving at the San Francisco founderies. The Golden State works has 20 men employed; the Union works 75 men; the Miners’ foundery 60 men; the Etna works 75 men; the Fulton works 55 men; and the other founderies there have work in proportion. A year ago all their business was depressed, and many of these establishments were entirely closed. The labor question and Eastern competition troubled them. These things are adjusting themselves, and the present outlook is quite encouraging.


THE GENERAL DAVIS lost on the Cambria was General Hasbrouck Davis of Chicago, a lawyer and politician of considerable note in the West. He was a son of Hon. John Davis, of Massachusetts, Governor of and Senator from that State, and brother of Hon. John Bancroft Davis. He was educated in Germany and entered the ministry at the age of twenty-two was settled as the pastor of a Unitarian church at Watertown, Mass. He subsequently left the ministry and entered the army during the rebellion.


                A SAD AFFAIR

 Mrs. Laura FAIR, as she is best known, yesterday shot A.P. CRITTENDEN, of San Francisco. Crittenden’s family have been residing in the Atlantic States for some time - how long we know not - and the death of Tod ROBINSON, who was Crittenden’s brother-in-law, brought them back suddenly. Mrs. Fair, it appears, had known all about their movements, and did not desire them to come back, and it is said even threatened to kill Crittenden if he brought them back to remain! And she appears to have kept her word!

  Mrs. Fair will be remembered by many of our citizens as having kept lodging rooms in the old Masonic building here. She also kept a boarding and lodging house in Virginia City. She was, and we suppose is yet, a beautiful woman - of commanding person, excellent figure, pleasing face, good address, and dresses tastefully. The particulars of the shooting are thus given:

 Crittenden has been on intimate terms with Mrs. Fair for several years, and lavished a fortune on her. She says he promised to marry her and discard his family, who were in the East; but, learning that his wife and daughter were telegraphed for on the death of Tod Robinson, she became enraged and determined to kill Crittenden if he received them. At 4 o’clock yesterday he went to Oakland to meet his wife and daughter on the boat coming to the city. He was sitting on deck between his wife and daughter, when Mrs. Fair came up and fired a pistol at him, the ball taking effect in the right nipple. The assassin threw her pistol down, and was arrested a few minutes afterwards.

  Another account says:

 “Immediately after the steamer had left her slip on the Oakland side, Crittenden ascended the stairs leading to the saloon deck in company with his wife and family, who had just returned from a visit to the Eastern States. He walked by the door leading into the saloon, and went toward the wheel-house, and had scarcely stopped, when a lady dressed in a black suite and closely vailed stepped within a few feet of Crittenden, who at the time was conversing with his wife, and without uttering a word, drew a deringer and fired, the ball entering his right side and penetrating the lung. He staggered and fell upon the deck, Mrs. Crittenden exclaiming, ‘Oh my husband! they have killed him. I know who she is that shot him.’ The woman who fired the shot ran through the gangway formed by the wheelhouse and a saloon wall, and down the stairs to the main deck, when she was surrounded by an excited crown, to whom she could only say, “I will justify the act when the proper time comes.’”

  Mrs. fair has the reputation of being a base woman. Ten years ago she drove her husband, W.B. Fair, to desperation, and he blew his brains out. In 1864 she fired at a man in Virginia city for refusing to allow her to raise a secession flag. In August, 1870, she married Jesse SNYDER, and shortly after sued for a divorce which she obtained October 8th.

  It is reported that Mrs. Fair had threatened long since that if Crittenden ever brought his family back to live with him she would kill him. She shot at him at 331 Kearny street some years since, but did not hit him.”



 The telegraph told us yesterday that this vessel was seen at the bottom of the ocean, in four fathoms water, about five miles from the island of Innistrahull, Ireland. The Cambria was built at Glasgow of iron in 1869. She was bark-rigged, was 324 ½ feet long, and of 2,140 tone, British measurement. She was a screw steamer, having two engines of 750 horse-power each. She had on board when she was wrecked a cargo of 40,800 bushels wheat, 2,488 barrels flour; 300 bales cotton; 1,303 boxes cheese; 153 barrels fish oil; 250 barrels apples; (the next two lines not legible) she had 134 passengers and a crew of 60 making a total of 194 persons. Among the passengers were Gen. Davies and family of Chicago, Ill., Colonel HAYDEN and family (rest of article cut off).

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Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, November 5, 1870



                BY THE VALLEJO ROUTE

Through Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express

 Mr. SCHNEIDER, who was recently married to and divorced from Mrs. FAIR was a stranger in the city, having come from Philadelphia in July. He was a young man of unusually fine appearance and of good education, but was out of business and without money. He and Mrs. FAIR were mutually pleased with each other on meeting. After marriage he discovered that she had a “violent temper” and they failed to get along harmoniously. At the end of two months she procured evidence of a violation of the marriage vow on his part, and a divorce was obtained in the 15th District Court. It is reported that Mr. Schneider has returned to Philadelphia impressed with the conviction that California is a fast country.

  The relations of Mr. CRITTENDEN with Mrs. Fair were no secret in his family, or among his numerous friends. They were often seen together in public places, and the fact of their intimacy was notorious.

  It was rumored last evening that a large sum of money had been procured from one of the banks by fraudulent means, by a prominent army officer. Active efforts were made to find him, for the purpose of arresting him, but the police have not yet been successful.

  A man named William BROWN, employed at the stable of SMITH & DALEY, on Laguna street between Geary and O’Farrell was discovered yesterday, lying dead upon the stable floor. It is believed he fell from the loft above. His head is crushed, and his neck appears to be broken.

  A woman named Mrs. DeROODER was found yesterday afternoon dead in her bed at her room No. 79 Jessie street. A bottle containing laudanum was found in her room, and it is supposed she committed suicide. Her husband is in China or Japan.

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Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening, November 7, 1870


A disease has broken out among the swine in Contra Costa county, in most cases proving fatal. A few days ago a gentleman killed a healthy appearing hog, but on cutting it up discovered that the meat was speckled through and through with little whitish sacks, about the size of a grape seed, which, from the character of matter inclosed were thought, by most of those who inspected them, to be the eggs of some kind of worms, or maggots, though none were developed to the crawling stage of worm life. Another lost some fine Essex shoats, which died within a few hours after exhibiting the first symptoms of disease.

  From the local papers we learn that the towns of Paradise and Tuolumne City, in Stanislaus county, are being moved to the new town of Ralston, on the line of the railroad and near the Tuolumne river. One building was seen traveling across the country drawn by sixty horses. It is thought that ere long the new town will have absorbed both Tuolumne City and Paradise.

  Stockton has had its regular railroad attack. This time the Copperopolis Railroad excites our usually staid neighbor. If the statement of one of her papers is correct, she is excusable this time, for it is really said that the money required to build the road has been subscribed and that work will be commenced at once. Stockton was ready, however, some time ago, and work was already commenced - and stopped, too. It has been stopped ever since. If now the road is to be built, Calaveras county will be greatly benefitted as well as Stockton, for the completion of the road will do much towards reopening her copper mines so long idle.

   Gangs of laborers are engaged in raising the grade of the California Pacific, above Knight’s Landing,. In Sonoma county trains are tunning between Petaluma and Santa Rosa.


There is a conscientious thief in Lake county. A couple weeks ago the stage between Lakeport and Calistoga was robbed of $3,500. Some days afterward a masked individual went to the house of Wells, Fargo & Co.’s agent at Kelsey Creek and left the full amount, with the request that no questions be asked.


Gov. Blasdel, of Nevada, has issued a proclamation, appointing Thursday, November 24th, as the day for thanksgiving.


STILL ON THEIR TRAVELS - The “Dudley Brothers,” notwithstanding the warnings of the press, continue to find communities willing to be swindled. They visited Pacheco, on Contra Costa county, last week, got up a singing school, collected their fees in advance and decamped.


A FRENCH man-of-war and a German merchantman, that had sailed in company for several days, exchanging friendly signals, entered the harbor of Sydney, Sept. 4th, when they first learned that war existed. The Frenchman missed a prize, but the Dutchman saved his bacon and things.


GENERAL P.E. CONNER is spoken of as the probable successor of the late Governor SCHAFLER, of Utah. Conner and Brigham Young mutually dislike one another, and if made Governor the former will show little favor to the man of many wives.


THE STOCKTON school teachers deem that the playing of marbles by children is in its tendency immoral. They forbid it. This is a tyranny never before imposed on any rising generation - not even in the palmy days of Puritanism. Give the boys a chance.


THE CENTRAL PACIFIC - Railroad Company has offered $1,000 reward for the capture of any one of the gang who robbed the trains lately. This is in addition to the reward offered by Wells, Fargo & Co.


NOT VERY CRAZY - Shortly after Mrs. Fair shot Crittenden the other day, she telegraphed to her mother at San Jose that she had shot him. She didn’t seem to be much troubled in mind about it, either.


THE NEW YORK Court of Appeals has decided that it is an actional offense for an old-school physician to call a homeopathist a quack.


A CHALLENGE - James KENNOVAN, one of the principals in the “big walk” at San Francisco is out in a card, in which he challenges his late opponent, Jack SHEPPARD, to walk again, for $500 a side, gold coin, and the championship. Kennovan says that if his challenge is not accepted before the 15th of November, he will walk 106 hours and dance a jig before leaving the hall.


A NEGRO NATURALIZED - It is said that the first negro naturalized in California was naturalized by Judge KEYSER, in Downieville, last week. He is a native of Danish West Indies, and has been in this county nineteen years.



 In the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the following resolutions of respect to the late Tod ROBINSON were adopted and spread upon the minutes:

 “Whereas, We are called upon to mourn the sudden demise of Tod Robinson, late Reporter of this Court, and at the time of his disease a distinguished member of this bar, therefore,

 Resolved, That in the death of Tod Robinson the Supreme Court has lost a most efficient and painstaking officer, one who was qualified by reason of his remarkable power of analysis to discharge the duties of Reporter to the satisfaction of both the bench and bar.

  Resolved, That in his demise the bar has lost one of its ablest advocates and profound thinkers, and that we shall long cherish his memory as that of the friend and brother to whom we were bound by the strongest ties of respect and esteem.

  Resolved, That though exclusive in his social tastes, and intimately known to but few, yet he was respected by all as the gentleman and the scholar. More proud than vain, more fastidious than companionable, at first his formal address might impress the stranger with an idea of pedantry, but once fairly engaged in conversation with a genial auditor the philosopher and man of cultivated tastes and elevated sentiment appeared conspicuous.

  Resolved, That Creed Haymond, Esq., be requested to present these resolutions to the Supreme Court and move that the same be entered upon its records, and that he forward a copy of the same to the family of the deceased with assurances of our sincere sympathy.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



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Monday Morning, January 2, 1871

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Record Of Notable Events For 1870

Another year has passed away, with its lessons, hopes, prospects and depressions. In the old world there have been wars and fightings, the conflict of mighty nations for supremacy and immense loss of human life. Out of this great contention there is hope that there will be a compensating gain to the liberties and rights of humanity. In the United States there have been peace and quietness, and a general effort has been in progress to reconstruct what has been found impaired or insufficient, and restore the era of good feeling. In the main there have been prosperity and a desire to cultivate the arts of peace and good neighborhood. The nation has been on terms of amity with other powers, and is likely to remain so until forced out of her position by injustice and insult. In California for the past year the harvest has been abundant, and great advance made in domestic manufactures, though the State has suffered somewhat in its commercial relations from the competition of the East, through the speedy construction of the railroad. A more healthy state of affairs, however, is being established, and California is learning very rapidly the art of reliance upon her own resources. Her domestic manufactures are increasing, both in quantity and quality, and have attracted the attention of the commercial world. In the matter of railroads, woolen goods, sugars, smelting of ores, production of wines, brandies, wheat crops and fruits, we have made great progress and are becoming a power in the industrial world.  We have yet to learn a few lessons in the way of economy and temperance, and then the condition of the State will be one of unexampled prosperity and influence.  We subjoin a record of the more prominent events and industries of the State and county for the past year:


1 -   A. McGIMSEY and John ORNBAUM quarreled near Cloverdale. McGIMSEY was killed....Colored people celebrated emancipation in various parts of the State....The steamship companies and Wells, Fargo & Co. cut the wages of all their employes; several manufacturing companies did the same thing. 

4th - James McGOWAN, a tinsmith, fell from a scaffolding in San Francisco and was killed....Judge SANDERSON of the Supreme Court resigned....Earthquake at Bakersfield, Kern county. 

5th - A child of Mrs. McQUICKEN had its foot cut off by the street cars in San Francisco....The Bulletin commenced, using its Eight Cylinder Roe press....John CAVANAUGH fell from the yard-arm of the Royal Edward and was killed.

7th - The Independent Pullman train ceased running.

8th - Bradley HALL, District Attorney for Marin county, died.

9th - Charles F. KNOLL fell dead in San Francisco, while dressing....M.C.  SEARING had his spine fractured in San Francisco by being thrown from his buggy.

10th - Jackson TEMPLE appointed Justice Supreme Court, vice SANDERSON, resigned.....Margaret SCANNELL committed suicide with strychnine, in San Francisco....Mrs. MEEHAN, aged 60, was fined $200 in San Francisco, for horsewhipping Colonel MURPHY, who had insulted her....The Grand Jury of Los Angeles county indicted the Mayor and Common Council of Los Angeles for leasing fraudulent bonds. They each gave $5,000 bail. 

11th - David HARRIS (colored) was stabbed and killed by Samuel CARPENTER near Placerville in a drunken spree....A fire destroyed $3,000 worth of property in Stockton.

12th - James HOFFERMAN took an ounce of laudanum in San Francisco, spoke of it and was at once pumped out.

13th - Sam RATCLIFFE had his leg broken by the upsetting of his wagon in Washington.

14th - Clement B. ELLIS was found dead in San Francisco from an over-dose of laudanum.

15th - Dilon beat Deery 181 points in 1,000 on a carom table....W.C.  STRATTON resigned as State Librarian, and Wm. Neely JOHNSON was appointed in his place.

15th - Mrs. Sophia SAND committed suicide with arsenic in San Francisco - temporary insanity the cause....David S. DAVIS was caved on and killed at North San Juan...Earthquake at Los Angeles

19th - Charles HALEY had his leg broken by being thrown from a wagon in San Francisco....John SCHMIDT wad drowned at Oakland. 

21st - Zabriskie IRWIN was thrown from his horse and had his leg broken in San Francisco....An organ-grinding armless soldier was married in San Francisco to a girl of eighteen....Wm. WITTE hung himself at Sonoma. 

23d - A man named GOODHOPE, while fishing from Greenwich dock, fell into the Bay and was drowned....A fire in Vallejo destroyed $15,000 worth of property.

24th - Francis BURKE was killed in a mine in Grass Valley by a rock falling on him....Maggie RYAN, aged six and a half years, was found dead under a building corner of Drumm and Pacific streets, San Francisco. The condition of her body showed plainly that she had been outraged before her death, and probably murdered in the struggle. A pair of new shoes that she had on when she left home on Saturday, had been stolen from her feet. 

25th - M. QUINN, who committed the outrage on Maggie RYAN, was arrested. The officers had a hard time to keep the crowd from hanging him. He confessed to the outrage but denies the murder....Captain Edward CORDELL, of the Coast Survey, died in an apoplectic fit in the streets of San Francisco. 

28th - A fire in Los Angeles destroyed $70,000 worth of property.  29th - Charles T. CARVALHO, for years Chinese interpreter in San Francisco, died after a lingering illness.


1st - Minister F.F. LOW and family sailed for China.

3d - The schooner Emma Adelia, loaded with hay, was burned near Benicia. 

5th - The foundry of Palmer, Knox & Co., San Francisco, was destroyed by fire.

6th - Thomas STEVENSON was crushed to death in Butte county, by being run over by a wagon.

7th - Richard POPE was killed at the dairy of the Insane Asylum by a patient named John BARNETT....John HARTZ, an insane man, jumped off a precipice at San Francisco, and was fatally injured....A. SLAHNE fell on a circular saw in San Francisco and was killed.

8th - A fire in San Francisco burned up the tobacco factories of Ruhle & Co.  and Holl & Co. Loss $5,000.

9th - Thos. LLOYD shot and killed a man named BERRY in San Francisco. 

12th - The Garrison House at Benicia destroyed by fire. Loss, $2,000....Captain LASSEN, of the Crimea, was washed overboard and drowned while crossing Humboldt bar.

15th - Mrs. General D.D. COLTON’s arm was broken by being thrown from her carriage in San Francisco....Henry LAKEMAN had two ounces of laudanum pumped out of him in San Francisco.

16th - As John RICE, Miss RICE and Miss HOLCOMB were crossing the Honcut near Timbuctoo, their buggy tipped over and Miss RICE was drowned. 

17th - Earthquake in San Francisco at 12:12 P.M. Also felt at Tuolumne City.

22d - The Grand Musical Festival opened at the Pavilion, San Francisco. 

23d - George CURRIER had his arm fractured, another man had his thumb blown off, and a boy named Moses FRANKLIN was dangerously wounded in the abdomen, by a premature discharge of a gun at the Music Festival....A little son of Conrad HEPPEL was drowned in the Los Gatos, near Alameda, while obtaining driftwood.

28th - Charles M. ARMSTRONG blew his brains out in San Francisco with a shotgun.


1ST - Particulars of the loss of the United States steamer Oneida, by being run into by the British steamer Bombay, near Yokohama, received by the arrival of the bark Benefactress.

2d - Earthquake of Calistoga and Healdsburg.

3d - James SMILLE fired four shots at a Mexican woman he had been living with, named Cascila RODRIGUEZ, in San Francisco, wounding her severely, and then blew his brains out.

4th - Jury in the case of Harry LOGAN vs. Augustus GUERRERO awarded plaintiff $18,000 damages for being shot by defendant. 

6th - John Lloyd BUNNER (colored), cut his throat at the dinner table of Adolphe HAGENCAMP....George W. LEE and ____ STEVENS were thrown from a buggy, near Vallejo. STEVENS had a leg broken; LEE was badly hurt. 

9th - Herman JOELEKE, a jealous German, blew his brains out in San Francisco.

10th - The body of Horace M. WHITMORE, a pioneer merchant, found floating in the bay; supposed suicide...J.K. ALLEN killed and O.W. SMITH and Frank SAYER injured severely by an accident on the Western Pacific Railroad. 

11th - Corner-stone of a new synagogue for Congregation of Spirits of Israel laid in San Francisco....J.C. BREWER stabbed and killed by Frank SMITH in San Francisco....The house of A. TAYLOR, at Mud Springs, destroyed by fire; his wife and two children, a girl aged thirteen and an infant, perished in the flames. TAYLOR was badly burned, as were a boy of eight and a girl of four years of age....A man named FRANKLIN was shot dead by his step-son in Los Angeles.

12th - Peter DONAHUE presented St. Patrick’s Church a chime of bells....Nicholas JONES stabbed and killed George MILLER in a fight in San Francisco.

13th - Brickell’s Hotel, at Illinoistown, destroyed by fire. 

14th - Eddy RICHEL, aged ten years, was declared insane and sent to the Insane Asylum from San Francisco.

15th - Jack STRATMAN was arrested for libel published in the Tribune on J.C. DUNCAN.

16th - Joseph LEACH and Thomas LEACH (no relation) had a shooting bout at Amador, in which Thomas was killed and Joseph severely wounded. 

17th - St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in grand style in San Francisco and elsewhere in the State.

18th - The Sacramento Union entered upon its thirty-ninth volume. 

19th - Geo. MAYER made an unsuccessful attempt to kill his wife and himself, near Julian, Santa Clara county.

20th - Richard WILLIAMS found a Chinaman in his chicken house at Forest Hill. The Chinaman, resisting arrest, was shot and killed. 

21st - The body of a man named Austin CREHOVE was found in a reservoir near Dutch Flat....Archibald NEVINS was fatally injured at Nevada, by a piece of granite falling on him.

22d - The work of clearing Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco, commenced; 500 persons applied for work, 100 found employment....Emma EDISON, while getting breakfast for the children of S.L. PEREIN, suddenly threw up her arms, gave a scream and fell dead....Norwegian Pete and Dutch John hacked each other to death with knives at Hayfork.

25th - A Chinaman was arrested while swimming from the steamer China, with $5,000 worth of opium.

26th - Thomas JOHNSON suicided by hanging to a tree limb on Mark West Creek, Sonoma county.

27th - The funeral of Colonel Thomas HAYES was attended, in San Francisco, by between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

28th - General George H. THOMAS, Commander of Military Division of the Pacific, died of apoplexy in his office at San Francisco....Francis MURRAY, a small child, died in San Francisco from eating castor beans....Armory Hall, San Jose, burned.

29th - Grand Sire Farnsworth, of the Odd Fellows, arrived in San Francisco last night....The body of General THOMAS was embalmed; the flags of the city were at half-mast in respect to his memory.

30th - Fire at Grizzly Flat last night; $12,000 worth of property destroyed....About 2,000 workmen assembled at Yerba Buena Park and discussed the labor question; the meeting adjourned to the City Hall, where they were quieted by promises of work....Nine prisoners broke out of the calaboose at Oakland and escaped....Funeral services of General THOMAS were performed by Bishop KIP at the Lick House....Effigies of Senators HAGER and SAUNDERS were hung on the corner of Twenty-second and Folsom streets, San Francisco, last night....Alexander H. McEWEN, Assistant Engineer of the steamship Pacific, fell into the bay and was drowned.

31st - The labor trouble increased to such an extent that the police force were retained at headquarters; a guard kept at the armories and the militia instructed to turn out at three taps on the bell. Mayor SELBY promised to put as many at work on Monday as possibly....A fire in San Jose destroyed several thousand dollars worth of property.


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1st - Franco HERMAN, a blind man, was held to bail in the sum of $1,500 for indecent assault on a six-year-old girl.

2d - Earthquake at Oakland at noon....Severe shock of earthquake at San Francisco at 11:18 A.M. Shock lasted six seconds....The same shock was felt at Napa, Santa Cruz, Petaluma and San Leandro.

3d - The Legislature adjourned after a session of 120 days. 

4th - A boy, seven years old, named M. EMANUEL, was run over by a truck in San Francisco and fatally injured....United States Grand Jury in San Francisco indicted 140 persons for making false income returns. 

5th - Two inches of snow fell at Fort Tejon....Stage robbed near Gibson’s Ranch and $2,400 in gold dust taken....The colored citizens celebrated the adoption of Fifteenth Amendment in various parts of the State. 

6th - R.O. CRAVENS commissioned State Librarian, vice Wm. Neely JOHNSON, removed.

7th - Judge Ted ROBINSON appointed Supreme Court reporter....One hundred and fifty feet of San Francisco sea wall sunk five feet.

8th - August KING had his arm torn off below the elbow by being caught in the belting at Spaulding’s mill, San Francisco.

10th - John HAMMEL suicided in Marysville by cutting his throat.

11th - The Amador mine burned.

12th - A negro woman named Mrs. CISCO had two ounces of laudanum pumped out of her at San Francisco....A new Lodge of Odd Fellows was instituted by Grand Sire FARNSWORTH at Davisville.

13th - Schooner Maid of the Mist burned near the Presidio, San Francisco. 

14th - Widow of Sir John FRANKLIN arrived in San Francisco....Grand conclave of Grand Commandery of Knights of Templar elected officers in San Francisco. 

15th - A prominent officer of the Military Department of California found the dead body of a female infant lying on his office sofa....Stockton city voted to give $300,000 to the Stockton and Visalia Railroad - only fourteen noes....San Joaquin county voted to give $200,000 to same road....J.W.  MANDEVILLE commissioned Commissioner of immigration. 

16th - Adolph F. MARQUARD suicided in San Francisco because he failed in love and business....J.H. CAMPBELL shot S.A. MILLS at St. Helena during a political dispute.

17th - Earthquake at Oakland.

19th - J.S. JARNIGAN found dead in his bed at Stockton....The stage was robbed near Ione valley of $2,500 in treasure.

20th - John M. DOHERTY, alias “Paddy Pungent,” committed suicide in San Francisco....K.A. PIERCE, living in a cabin ten miles from Yuba city, was burned to death last night.

21st - William LEMMONS, stage driver, died of heart disease, in his stage, between Castroville and Watsonville.

23d - M.W. COLLINS and William BROOKS were instantly killed at Georgetown by the premature explosion of a blast.

23d - 13,200 pounds of powder were exploded in Blossom Rock and that dangerous obstruction to navigation removed.

24th - While Charles BRADLEY was handling a can of naptha near a petroleum stove, in San Francisco, it took fire and burned up the house; BRADLEY’s boy one year old was burned to death and Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY severely burned....Slight shock of earthquake in San Francisco. 

25th - Lady FRANKLIN and niece sailed for Sitka on the United States steamer Newbern....A lady named McKENZIE fell from a wagon and was killed, near Santa Cruz.

26th - The Odd Fellows fifty-first anniversary was celebrated throughout the State....A blast of 14,000 pounds of powder was exploded successfully at Sucker Flat, Yuba county.

27th - G.A. BUSSEY, a jealous husband, shot and killed his wife in Sierra Valley.

28th - Annie SCHNEIDER, an insane woman, committed suicide by cutting her wrists with a razor at San Francisco....Daniel McKENZIE was mortally and E.W. HEATH seriously wounded by a party of horse thieves they were chasing near Tejon Reservation.

30th - A mass meeting of miners in Shasta protested against the returning of the lands in that county as agricultural by the United States Deputy Surveyor.


1st - The straw sheds of the paper mill company near Santa Cruz were burned. 

2d - Soundings show the removal of Blossom Rock to be complete....Surveying parties for Stockton and Visalia Railroad commenced work. 

4th - Creed HAYMOND, John C. BURCH and Charles LINDLEY appointed Commissioners for the revision of the laws....Earthquake at Grass Valley....Captain H.A. GOOD was killed by Indians near Tehama; twelve bullet holes found in his body.

5th - The Mexicans celebrated the defeat of the French in 1862 in various parts of the State....G**en McMAHON sent to the Union office two bones of an elephant dug up on Wolfskill’s ranch.

6th - The furniture factory of G.W. WEIR, and several adjoining buildings, were destroyed by fire at San Francisco; loss, $150,000. 

8th - Fifteen thousand people attended the Fenians picnic at Redwood City Park...Earthquake at Gilroy....John TODHUNTER was killed by William Williams at Cottonwood, Siskiyou county.

9th - The State Grand Encampment I.O.O.F. elected and installed officers in San Francisco....Store of I. SOKOLOWSKY, at Mokelumne Hill, was burglarized last night to the tune of $1,400 in coins and jewelry.

10th - Annual meeting of State Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. at San

Francisco....Asby MINEOR, aged twelve, was drowned in the Guadalupe river, near San Jose.

12th - Three distinct shocks of earthquake at Gilroy....Frank Eugene CANNON, aged ten years, was drowned while swimming in Canada Hill reservoir, Nevada City.

13th - E.H. LEARY had a lot of laudanum hydraulicked out of him in San Francisco - it was the second time in three months....Philip DICK, for the fifth time, was sentenced to be hanged at Stockton....$20,000 worth of property on the corner of Geary and Leavenworth streets, San Francisco, destroyed by fire.

14th - The new officers of the State Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., were installed at San Francisco....HICKOK & SPEAR, brokers, paid a $14,000 forged check in greenbacks, at San Francisco....A fire at Downieville destroyed $15,000 worth of property.

15th - Terrific storm at Los Angeles, badly damaging first crop, etc. 

16th - Julia WINANT shot herself through the arm while attempting suicide at San Francisco; cause jealousy....John LEARY was successful in his fourth attempt at suicide in San Francisco....Two men who gave their names as George and Lewis CLARK were arrested at Stockton as the forgers of the $14,000 check. C.C. HOWARD was arrested in San Francisco as an accomplice - the $14,000 greenbacks have been recovered....Alexander CAMPBELL was crushed to death by a rock that fell on him in the Carral Hollow coal mines. 

17th - Three men in prison at Watsonville, for the murder of Indian Bill, were taken from the jail and hung by a mob.

20th - Joseph HEWITT shot and instantly killed S.P. ADAMS, in Pleasant Valley, near Vacaville.

21st - Josephine PLATTER and Teresa SIEGELMIER were burned by explosion of a kerosene lamp at San Francisco, the former fatally. 

22d - The Chinese had a great riot at San Francisco; 3,000 celestials engaged in the row; none killed....Patrick GALLAGHER fell down a shaft, sixty feet deep, at the Spring Valley Water Company’s works, near Seventeen-mile House, and both legs were badly broken. 

23d - JOHNSON and LAGRANGE opened a starch factory at San Jose....E.H.  BURNHAM was found dead in his room at the Weber House, Stockton. A bottle containing laudanum was found in the room. J.W. MANDEVILLE resigned the office of Commissioner of immigration..

25th - The corner-stone of the new Mint was laid in San Francisco with imposing Masonic ceremonies.

28th - Wm. M. ZABRISKLE, a prominent criminal lawyer, died in San Francisco. 

29th - A house was burned four miles from Knight’s Landing, on Lynch’s ranch. Four of LYNCH’s children and Miss SWIFT, aged sixteen, were burned to death. Origin of fire unknown....Seven business houses burned at Sutter creek....Turners’ picnic near Marysville, attended by 2,000 persons. 

30th - Memorial Day was celebrated in San Francisco and elsewhere in the State by the Grand Army of the Republic....Mrs. J.J. RIGGS was burned to death by the conflagration of her house near Yuba City....Wm. G. LANSING shot HYLTON, the Maseppa man, through the face on Montgomery street. 

31st - Colonel A.P. DUDLEY and his son Alfred had a series of fights with knives and pistols with Edward INGHAM, son-in-law of Colonel DUDLEY in San Francisco - nobody killed.


1st - The Mercantile Library Lottery office was opened in San Francisco....INGHAM fired two shots at young Al DUDLEY on Montgomery street near Bush - nobody hurt. INGHAM held in $5,000 bail. 

2d - Seventy-five Chinamen, practical bootmakers, left San Francisco for North Adams, Mass.

3d - Michael BACH hanged himself at Anaheim....Thomas SCULLY was crushed to death by a saw-log rolling over him near Santa Clara....The dead bodies of Horace HAND and wife found in their house in San Bernardino county. He had been stabbed and she beaten to death.

4th - Hubert PRITCHARD shot himself through the brain at Sutter Creek. He had a looking-glass in one hand and pistol in the other when found....Isaac WILLIAMSON, an old and prominent resident of Nevada City, died. 

5th - Steamship Active wrecked off Cape Mendocino; no lives lost....About fifty boarders at the Bella Union Hotel, Los Angeles, were poisoned at dinner; some were quite sick.

7th - J.H. NEWTON shot himself through the heart at Los Angeles. 

8th - Grand Grove Ancient Order of druids met at San Francisco....Moses EATON, an old resident of Stockton, was thrown from his wagon and his neck broken.

9th - John CARTER shot one McLAUGHLIN through the leg on Montgomery street while he was walking with CARTER’s wife.

11th - A three-year old son of Frederick BATTERSBY was run over by the street cars and instantly killed in Oakland.

13th - A son of S.W. WILLIAMS was thrown from a horse and killed at Healdsburg....John QUINN and Ignats MURCKENSCHNABLE were killed by being thrown from wagons, in Stockton.

14th - John A. STANLY appointed as County Judge of San Francisco, vice Delos LAKE, resigned.

15th - Steam up for first time in the Stockton Woolen mills. 

16th - S.B. MUSICK was knocked off his horse and killed by the cars at Mokelumne Station.

18th - Chas. H. DUPASS was shot and badly wounded while burglarizing the EDWARDS Ranch, Contra Costa county....Bernard McNALLY fell into the bay from schooner Nideros and drowned....James BLACK, who came to this coast in 18_2, died at San Rafael.

19th - The body of Louis SELIGMAN was found in San Mateo county. On the body $10,000 worth of coin, greenbacks and valuable papers were found; also bottles of drugs with which he had suicided.

22d - Henry HENRY was thrown from a horse at the Mission, San Francisco, and his neck broken.

25th - A fire at Benicia destroyed $5,000 worth of property....Rochon & Co.  found a piece of solid gold in their claim near Shasta, that weighed 184 ?  ounces.

26th - The wife of Elias VIERA, residing near Vallejo, gave birth to a child weighing sixteen and one-quarter pounds.

28th - Mrs. Dr. BURDELL of San Rafael was indicted for tearing up the will of her father, the late James BLACK; his estate is valued at $850,000. 

29th - Patrick BUCKLEY, a brakeman, was run over and killed at Crystal lake, while uncoupling cars.


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1st - The residence of Captain BLAIR, near Stockton, burned’ loss, $25,000. 

2d - W.D. WALSH, while riding with his wife at Oakland, was thrown from the buggy and his neck broken....P. BREEN was drowned in Pajaro river. 

3d - A party of fourteen ladies and gentlemen were poisoned at San Gregorio by eating mussels. Captain Wm. HANAFORD, an 1849 pioneer, died from the effects.

4th - Independence Day was duly celebrated in all parts of the State. The usual number of accidents occurred....James EDWARDS shot and killed Mat REGAN at Visalia....Edward MYERS was shot and killed in San Francisco.  George E. CONNER is charged with the crime.

7th - Wm. GUY was shot, killed and robbed by one ARCEA near Gilroy.

8th - N.E. LANE suicided at Michigan Bluff by cutting his throat. 

9th - The Giant Powder Works, near San Francisco, exploded. John HANY, Assistant Superintendent of the works, was killed and two Chinese workmen badly injured.

10th - J.H. VAN STRTATEN fell in the Bay and was drowned at Oakland....Miss Lettie BERTON was burned to death at Marysville. 

11th - Telegraph lines between Los Angeles and Anaheim completed and first message sent.

12th - Three Chinamen were arrested for forging notes on the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. The lithographs, copper plates, tools, etc., and ?35,000 in ?1 notes were captured....The Grand Jury of Los Angeles made a partial report, including 16 indictments for murder. 

15th - News of the declaration of war by France against Prussia received.  The declaration of war was announced to the French Corps Legislatif at fifty minutes to 1 p.m., July 15th.

17th - Earthquake at Fort Tejon....Patrick H. GRIMES, James CLARK and B.  BAZZALINE were drowned in San Antonio Creek by the upsetting of a new boat invented by the latter.

19th - Magalia, alias Dogtown, burned; loss, $20,000; insurance $13,000 in the Occidental insurance Company....Large German meeting held in San Francisco to aid Fatherland.

20th - A boy named WALKER was thrown from his horse and killed at Stockton. 

21st - John NOLAN, crossing a bridge over Mormon Slough, slipped and fell, striking a cross brace and dropped in the water dead....W.G. HUTCHINSON, engineer of the California and Oregon Railroad, was drowned while running across the Sacramento, near the mouth of Pitt river. 

22d - Father A.C. ELDEN, of St. Mary’s Hospital, had his leg broken by being thrown from his buggy in San Francisco....A.M. DIBBLE had his leg badly broken and torn, near Chico, by being caught in the horse-power of a thrashing machine.

23d - A full barn belonging to Noah BURROUGHS and a stack of grain, property of Wm. GRAY, were burned at Waterloo; loss, $4,000. 

24th - The residence of A.H. JORDAN in San Mateo was destroyed by fire; loss, $18,000.

25th - The barn, outbuildings, two horses and twenty tons of hay, property of David AUSTIN, Sutter county, was burned; loss, $10,000. 

26th - Frank BAKER, aged fifteen, fell from a cherry tree, at Los Angeles, and broke his neck.

27th - Gilman’s dry goods store was burned in Grass Valley; loss, $15,000. 

30th - John TYLER shot and killed a well-known gambler, named James DOBSON, on Montgomery street, San Francisco.

31st - George Francis TRAIN was hit with a rotten while lecturing in San Francisco.


1st - The San Francisco printers struck for higher wages. 

3d - Anna GETCHEL was burned to death in Nevada City at a fire which also destroyed $2,500 worth of property.

3d - D.W.C. RICE, former President of the California Pacific Railroad, died in San Francisco.

4th - Earthquake shock at Santa Cruz.

6th - Charles QUINN, who so brutally outraged and murdered little Maggie RYAN, was found guilty of murder in the second degree by a San Francisco jury.

8th - Wells, Fargo & Co.’s express stage, near Volcano, was robbed of $5,100.

9th - Jack STRATMAN was found guilty, in San Francisco, of libel on J.C. DUNCAN.

10th - Mrs. Abraham ELKEN nearly cut her head off with a razor in Stockton....Republican State Central Committee adopted resolution of sympathy with Germany.

11th - The Mint was damaged $6,000 by fire....H.F. HITT hit Charles CHAPMAN with a load of duck shot near Los Angeles for seducing his wife. 

12th - John CHAPMAN, while eating his breakfast near Georgetown, was shot dead....San Francisco Typographical Union pronounced the printers’ strike a failure.

13th - Jack STRATMAN sentenced by Judge LAKE to six months in the county jail for libel on J.C. DUNCAN.

15th - The boot and shoe factory of J. FRANK & Co., in San Mateo county, destroyed by fire. Insured for $30,000. One hundred Chinamen had been employed in the factory....Flags in San Francisco were at half-mast in honor of Admiral FARRAGUT, who died yesterday at Portsmouth, N.H.....The town of New Almaden mines destroyed by fires.

16th - A fire at Knight’s Ferry destroyed over $60,000 worth of the business portion of the town.

20th - Telegraph line completed to San Diego.

24th - Mr. JACKS, of Monterey, run his leg through a stationary wash basin at the Ross House, San Francisco, severely injuring himself. 

25th - F.W. HORN, a German, suicided in San Francisco by smothering himself with a handkerchief....Annie MOONEY, 13 years of age, died at Brooklyn from the combined effects of drugs and a brutal outrage. 

29th - George, Katie and Lewis WALTHERS, aged respectively 5 ?, 7 and 9 years, were playing in their father’s granary, ten miles from Yuba City, when a pile of wheat fell on them, killing George and injuring the others severely.

30th - A fire at Auburn destroyed the railroad depot, freight shed and Smith’s Hotel....Eighteen freight cars were thrown from the trestle work beyond Feather River bridge, on the California and Oregon Railroad, a distance of twenty feet and smashed up completely....A little son of Richard WRIGHT was crushed to death while playing around an idle over-shot wheel at Oro Fino, Siskiyou county.


2d - Hon. Wm. H. SEWARD and party sailed from San Francisco for China....J.S. EMERY jumped from the steamer Chrysopolis, about twenty miles below Sacramento, and was drowned.

4th - A fire in Colusa destroyed the Warden building; loss, $8,000.

5th - Northern District Fair opened at Marysville.

6th - Juan de Dios SEPULVEDA was hung by a mob of native Californians near Bakersfield. He was accused of horse-stealing and murder....Patrick KIERNAN fell from the front of a horse-car in San Francisco and was killed.  8th - Election in San Francisco; the Democrats elected Tax Collector and Fire Commissioner, and the Taxpayers the rest of the general ticket....George D. MARSHALL, living near Pacheco, was shot dead by ____ DONAVAN.

9th - Pioneer excursion to Mare Island from various parts of the State, in honor of the anniversary of the admission of California. 

13th - James M. BROWN was robbed and murdered near Silver Mountain on the Big Tree road.

14th - Thomas MOONEY, banker, insurance man, historian, anti-Chinese leader, etc., absconded.

15th - Great ball at the Lick House in San Francisco, in honor of Generals SHERMAN and SCHOFIELD.

16th - The Mexicans celebrated the anniversary of Mexican Independence in various parts of the State.

18th - James FARRACA, while sick and delirious, jumped from the third story of the Western Hotel, Marysville, and was killed.

19th - Sacramento Union entered on its Fortieth volume....Lewis C. and George C. BROTHERTON were found guilty at San Francisco of forging Treadwell & Co.’s name for $15,000.

20th - The Empire Mining Company’s mill, etc., at Grass Valley, burned; loss, $140,000.

21st - At San Francisco Mary F. BAKER recovered judgement for $10,000 against California Stage Co. for killing her husband near Haywood’s, a year ago. Mary GRADY, injured at same time, recovered $3,000....Daniel SIZER was killed by foul air while digging in a well near San Diego. 

22d - Wm. WILLIAMS, alias McCARTY, was shot and killed by Constable BAILEY, who was trying to arrest him, near Drytown.

23d - A freight train on the California Pacific Railroad was thrown off the track near Junction terribly injuring Conductor Henry BRIGGS and JONES, a fireman....N. GRAY was hanged near Fort Tejon by a mob. 

28th - Mrs. CHEMPION suicided at Los Angeles by severing at main artery of the arm.


Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, January 2, 1871

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2d - The office of the Santa Clara Nova burned, loss $10,000. 

3d - Bernard McFARLAND was run over by a sand cart in San Francisco and killed....Sonoma County Fail opened at Petaluma.

7th - Mary MURRAY confessed to setting fire to her mother’s house in San Francisco for the insurance of $700.

10th - Patrick QUILL was crushed to death by a falling boulder in a quarry near Oakland.

12th - Murray’s Hotel and other houses burned in Stockton; loss, $8,000....Gaspar URSIELS suicided in San Francisco with strychnine. 

14th - Jas. TURNER was run over by the cars and killed at Pino....Grand Lodge of California F. and A.M. elected officers in San Francisco. 

15th - A fire at Oakland destroyed the Washington and City Hotels, Congregational Church and five other buildings.

17th - The stock of the Saratoga Straw Paper Mills burned; loss $10,000 to $15,000.

20th - A fire on the block bounded by Mission, Fremont, Beale and Market streets, San Francisco, destroyed property valued at over $400,000. 

21st - James McCRORY blew off half of the head of Manuel BARATES at Visalia with a shot-gun.

22d - John PETIT was caved on while digging a well in San Francisco and killed....First passenger car arrived by railroad in Santa Rosa. 

23d - The occupation of Rome was celebrated by the Italians in San Francisco by procession, etc.

24th - The dwelling of H.S. MADDOX burned at Forbestown; loss, $2,000. 

26th - The body of W.C. SCHUYLER was found in the bay at San Francisco. He had committed suicide.

27th - Hon. Tod ROBINSON, Supreme Court Reporter, died suddenly near Crystal Springs, San Mateo county.

31st - Mercantile Library Lottery drawing commenced in San Francisco; great excitement prevailed in that city and elsewhere. Theodore HELLMAN of New York, drew the $100,000 prize....Marshal W.C. WARREN and Constable DYE had a shooting bout in Los Angeles; WARREN was killed and DYE and three witnesses of the affair were wounded.


1st - A fire at Moore’s Flat destroyed a great part of the town; loss, $13,200.

2d - A.P. CRITTENDEN appointed Supreme Court reporter vice Tod ROBINSON deceased....Nebraska Hotel at Watsonville burned; loss, $7,000....Irene FURRY was thrown from a buggy near Woodland and killed.

3d - Mrs. Laura FAIR shot and mortally wounded A.P. CRITTENDEN, in the midst of his family, on the ferryboat El Capitan, while crossing to San Francisco from Oakland...Emil HIRCH suicided in San Francisco by blowing out his brains with a deringer....Two freight trains collided near Blue Canyon, on the Central Pacific Railroad, killing Cyrus PARKS and badly injuring R.  KEMP, S. HENNESSY, E. TAMPY, P. FOLEY and H. TAYLOR. 

4th - William BROWN, a laborer in a stable at San Francisco, found dead, having fallen from above and broken his neck....Mrs. DE ROSSA suicided with laudanum in San Francisco.

5th - Fred SHUSTER shot and killed John MILLER at La Porte. 

6th - A.P. CRITTENDEN died from the effect of his wound....Mrs. Sarah DORSEY, a colored woman, aged 113, died in San Francisco. 

7th - Joseph TAYLOR died from accidental poisoning in San Francisco.

8th - Second Mercantile Library Lottery concert - prize, a fine grand piano.


9th - Glosford WILTON had his hand blown off by the accidental explosion of a Hercater cartridge he was drying at a forge in Downieville....John SULLIVAN was stabbed by Hugh McINERNEY in San Francisco, because he would not treat....Samuel BURNER suicided by cutting his throat at Liberty Hill, Nevada county.


10th - Joseph LINDSAY’s boarding-house, at Rocklin, was destroyed by fire; loss, $2,000....A Chinese woman was bound to a stake and burned to death by some of her countrymen at San Bernardino.

11th - HELLMAN, drawer of the $100,000 prize, directed his agents at San Francisco to expend $5,000 of the amount in charity in that city and the same sum in New York....Simon M. COHEN, doctor and astrologer, arrested in San Francisco, charged with murder, by producing an abortion for Mrs. Fanny LAWLER, which caused her death....Fire in San Francisco, on California street; loss, $40,000.

12th - Judge R. Aug. THOMPSON appointed Supreme Court Reporter, vice CRITTENDEN, deceased....Alfred GAFSTEAD suicided in Oakland by lying on the track and letting the Central Pacific cars run over him. 

14th - Judge Leander QUINT appeared for Mrs. Laura FAIR, who shot CRITTENDEN, in the Police Court at San Francisco, waived an examination, and she was committed to county jail.

15th - John CONNY died near San Jose from the effects of injuries received by a tree falling upon him the day before.

16th - Alexander, an old Frenchman, a veteran of the armies of Napoleon First, died in San Francisco, aged eighty-four.

17th - Wm. T. BRITTON had two ounces of laudanum pumped out of him in San Francisco. He took the drug because he did not win in the Mercantile lottery....The Wisconsin House and two other buildings burned in San Jose....The first ton of crystalized sugar made from California grown beets, was taken from the centrifugal at the Alvarado mill. 

18th - McCLEERY beat LITTLE for the silver cue and championship at San Francisco. McCLEERY, 1,202; LITTLE, 826.

19th - August MILLER died in Stockton from injuries received by being run over by a fire engine.

20th - The residence of the late Major HENSLEY, at San Jose, destroyed by fire; loss, $60,000.

21st - The residence of J.M. HELLMAN, banker, was burned in Los Angeles; loss, $10,000.

22d - Captain Pierre CARPIE died in San Francisco from the effects of a kick from a horse....The railroad across Alameda creek, near Niles, was burned; loss, $80,000.

23d - Drs. Li Po TAI and Chan Tin PHOEY, leading Chinese doctors of San Francisco, were blown up and severely injured by an explosion of gas. 

24th - Thanksgiving Day....The St. Augustine Cadets of Benicia visited San Francisco.

25th - Peter O’CONNER, while digging a well at San Francisco, was cave on and killed.

27th - Copperopolis restaurant and three other buildings in Stockton burned; loss, $4,000....Four buildings including the City Bakery, burned at Vallejo; loss, $20,000.

28th - Isaac E. BROKAW shot and killed Robert EVANS in San Francisco....A young son of Hiram CHICK, in Stockton, blew his hand off with a shot-gun. 

29th - The first rail of the Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad was laid at Stockton.

30th - Timothy LORD, a hostler at the Cliff House, fell dead of heart disease....Dr. J.R.RUSSELL, druggist at Diamond Springs, suicided with morphine.


1st - A Convention of Delegates from the Baptist churches met at Vacaville and took steps to incorporate a Baptist college.

2d - The President of the Mercantile lottery reported the net proceeds of the three lotteries to have been $310,120.25.

3d - R. Aug. THOMPSON, Supreme Court Reporter, filed his official bond in the sum of $10,000.

5th - Six boys escaped from the Industrial School, near San Francisco....Mrs. Jesse DONSELL and two children were murdered near Porterville by the Indians.

6th - The Western Union Telegraph Company perfected arrangements for making telegraphic drafts under fifty dollars....John WILSON suicided with a pistol at Los Angeles...A young man named MARTIN fell from a wagon load of wood near San Jose and was killed.

7th - The old tower on Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, was blown down and destroyed....Two Indians, the murderers of Mrs. DONSELL and children, were hung by a mob at Porterville.

8th - Captain Jack SCHECK, a deceased old resident of Stockton, was buried in that city....William WALTMAN was killed at Nevada City by the accidental explosion of Giant powder....A fire in San Francisco destroyed the California Shoe Factory and did other damages; loss $15,000. 

9th - Official statement of population of California published in the Union; total population 538,613....Wm. Noah VENTERS was found dead near Georgetown; cause of death unknown.

10th - John HOWDESS fell from some trestle work near Wheatland and broke his leg.

11th - R.L. WOODWARD took the What Cheer House, San Francisco, sign for a target for pistol practice; the police took him....Peter HOW was found dead in a house of ill-fame in San Francisco, his neck being broken. 

12th - Charles TOWNSEND at Bangor, Butte county, accidentally killed himself while examining a gun.

13th - The first sales of Alvarado beet sugar made in San Francisco; thirty tons sold at 13 ½ cents per pound....Wife of Colonel Charles L. WILSON died near Chico while taking a bath.

14th - Major WOODS, and old Californian, fell dead in a saloon in San Francisco....Miguel ZACHERIAS shot and killed Jacob BELL in Los Angeles. 

15th - The Stocktonians celebrate the arrival of the first locomotive at the water front of their city.

16th - An unsuccessful attempt was made to blow up the China portion of Grass Valley.

19 - Mary HARRIHAN died suddenly at San Francisco from the effects of a severe beating given by her husband, who was arrested. 

20th - Charles RICHARDSON’s house at Marysville was burglarized, the inmates chloroformed, and $500 worth of jewelry stolen....Vigilance Committee in full blast in Los Angeles....Carter COX and Benjamin ROWE were suffocated to death at Forest Hill by air from a fifty-pound blast. 

21st - An old resident of Santa Cruz, named CLEMENS, suicided with morphine. 

22d - Mrs. Ellen BURNS was killed by a team running away in Los Angeles....Allen FISH was instantly killed at Oakland by a runaway team. 

23d - A fire at Colusa destroyed $5,200 worth of property....The bank of Marks & Co., at Moore’s Flat, was robbed of $4,000. 

24th - A man named SHEPHARD was thrown from a horse at Brooklyn and had his leg broken.

25th - Christmas Day was duly observed....A fire at Stockton destroyed the barn of H. LITTLEBRANDT, containing eighty tons of hay and the race horse May....Two drunken Indians were run over by the cars at St. Helena and killed.

26th - A fire in Oakland destroyed the dwelling of Mrs. J. WHITE, valued at over $2,500....A Chinaman was run over at Clipper Gap, by the cars, and killed.

27th - Mayor SELBY, of San Francisco, donated his year’s salary, $4,200, to charitable institutions of that city.

28th - A man named DOUGHERTY shot and killed Mrs. DENNIS at Wheatland for refusing to marry him.

29th - Napa selected as the site of the Odd Fellows’ College and Home. 

31st - San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad formally opened to Santa Rosa....Dennis GUNN shot and killed Edward J. MURPHY at San Francisco.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, July 31, 1871


   POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES - The latest details, based on the revised tables at the United States census office at Washington, show the following aggregate of population of all the States and Territories of the United States:







Total Population of the United States....38,550,432

 The total population of the United State in 1860 was 31,747,514 - increase in ten years 6,302,818. But for the five years of war through which the country passed during those ten years, the increase would have been at least two millions larger by immigration or otherwise.


  PASSENGERS FOR CALIFORNIA - The following passengers passed through Ogden July 27th, and arrived at their destinations July 29th:

 Frank M. PIXLEY, A. McKEE and sister, Wm. LENT, Mrs. G.W. OMEN, J.F. MACLEAN and wife, E.R. CARPENTER, Dr. Wm. LAWLER, M. FRANKENTHAL, H.S. HINDS and son, C. TWELLEGER, wife and child; Mrs. J. ELOESSER, Miss H. NEWMARK, San Francisco; Mrs. J.B. AYERS, Robert ALLEN, wife and son, Sacramento; Mrs. U. HAYCOCK, San Jose; Mrs. McFARLANE, Redwood; Josef WOLFSON, L. CAMARILLE, Santa Barbara; Mrs. N.H. THOMAS, Weaverville; F. BALL and daughter, Charles PLATT, Shasta; Miss G.G. CLEVELAND, A.J. CLEVELAND, Watsonville; Miss Mary MIDDLETON, Knoxville, C.W. HADLEY, wife and three children, Cacheville; Mrs. H. M. TUCK and daughter, Chicago; Mrs. S.E. SMITH, D.M. TALMER, U.S.N.; E.O. THOMPSON and two sons, Philadelphia; R.H. PORTER, New York; D.W. ROWLAND, Washington; Master Walter SIMONTON, Cleveland; P.K. DICKINSON, New York; Mrs. EARLE, New Rochelle, N.Y.; A. LIND, Hongkong; J.R. WASSON, U.S.A., S. BARKER and niece, Oregon; R.A. MOWAT, Shanghae; R.P. ALDEN, New York; Rev. J.B .GIBSON, Sing Sing, N.Y.; H.H.C. DUNWOODIE, U.S. N.; D.S. CHELWOOD, Elizabeth, N.J.; Mrs. STAIRNS and son, M. DOHMAN, J. BANDINI, M. DAMES, F. SCHOENE, C. BREECIANI, A. BEGNETTI, L. INSELVANI, G. STOFFEL, Japan; R.H.F. POLLOYON, U.S.A.; B. CASTNER, Waldeboro; Owen JONES, South Wales.

  The following passengers passe through Ogden July 28th, and arrived at their various destinations July 30th:

 W.H. POLK, wife and child, Mrs. WHITING, San Francisco; Mary BREECHEVILLE, Mrs. O’DONNELL, Alameda; Mrs. M. STEIN, Miss M. STEIN, Yreka; J. BRADY, Owen’s Lake; Thomas FITCH and wife, Salt Lake; James DAVIDSON, Japan; W. RESON, Cincinnati; G. GRIFFIN, London; G.A. CLARK, Cambridge, Massachusetts; A. NUE, Mark M. POMEROY and wife, New York; Mrs. Margaret SHOW, Iowa; J.C. DAVISON, J.R. CARNAHAN, Chicago; J.W. BIDDLE, H.S. BIDDLE, A. BIDDLE, J.S. WATERMAN, Philadelphia; G. SCHWATKA, United States Army; J.H. REMS, Townsend, Massachusetts; T. RYAN, Michigan.


                 BY STATE TELEGRAPH

Immense Republican Mass Meeting - Arrival of American Man-Of-War - O’Meers Funeral - Arrivals

                                                San Francisco, July 30th

 The number in attendance at the Republican mass meeting last meeting last evening is variously estimated at from 8,000 to 15,000, including large delegations from Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, Vallejo, and other points.

  The United States steamer California, Captain J.M. BIELITZ, commanding, arrived at this port this afternoon in 137 days from New York, via Callao in 43 days, and proceeded at once to Mare island for overhauling. She is a magnificent steamer of 4,090 tons, 2,000 horse-power, with a crew of 365 officers and men, and 42 machines. She mounts 18.9 inch guns, 2,600-pound Parrotts, and 1.6-pound rifled Parrott. The officers and crew are well. Corporal Matthew DOYLE of the California, and private James SHIELDS of the marines of the St. Marys, died on the voyage. This is the first cruise of the California, and she has proven herself a first-class sea vessel in every respect. She will become the flag-ship of the Pacific squadron, and fly the broad pennant of Admiral Winslow as soon as put in order.

  The funeral of the late Major J.F. BRONSON, First Regiment National Guard of California, took place this afternoon and was a very imposing affair. The entire First and Third Regiments turned out in full force, and Major-General COBB, Adjutant-General CAZNEAU, Brigadier-General HEWSTON and Colonel J.W, McKENZIE, with their respective staffs, marched in line. The services were conducted under the auspices of the Order of Odd Fellows, Yerba Buena Lodge No. 15 turning out in full force. The procession was witnessed by thousands of people who thronged the streets along the line of the march. The remains, inclosed in a metallic coffin, were deposited in a vault at Lone Mountain, and four companies of the First Regiment fired a final salute. The city has been otherwise quiet.


                Fatal Accident at Mokelumne Hill

                                Mokelumne Hill, July 30th

 Yesterday afternoon a miner named Joseph KRAFT, while attending upon the ladder near the bottom of the shaft at Gwin’s mine, was fatally injured by the bucket, which was ascending the shaft, rolling off its track and crushing him in a horrible manner. Kraft was formerly a resident of Campo Seco.


                From Santa Clara - Fire - Run Over and Killed

                                Santa Clara, July 30th

 Quite a fire occurred here this morning on the corner of Main and Alviso streets, opposite the Catholic college. One building was burned and very few of the contents saved. The building was used for a saloon; loss about $2,000; insured for $1,200. It was feared that the Farmers’ Mill adjoining would be destroyed, but through the assistance of many persons it was saved.

  The last up train last night ran over and killed a drunken Indian who had fallen asleep on the railroad track about one mile below this place. He was terribly mangled, legs and arms being broken several places and head cut completely open so that he could not be recognized. No blame is attached to any one.


                From Virginia

                                Virginia, Nev., July 30th

 James KELLY was taken to the county jail yesterday as insane. Grief on account of the death of a relative and losses in stocks are said to have caused his insanity.

  The Sutro tunnel was yesterday in a distance of 2,272 feet. The rock is pretty hard, with some water at the face of the tunnel.


                From Reno

                                Reno, July 30th

 Two boys, aged fifteen and eighteen, arrived here last night form Surprise valley, California, with seven horses, most of which they sold to our citizens. It was subsequently found out that the horses were stolen, and that they had started with a band of thirty, twenty-three being disposed of on the route. The boys were arrested during the night.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Daily Union

Sacramento, Wednesday Morning, August 2, 1871


   CHARGE AND COUNTER CHARGE - Owen MILLER an J.W. REESER, proprietors of a saloon in the Academy of Music building, had each other arrested yesterday, Miller charging Reeser with disturbing the peace, and the latter making a counter charge of assault and battery. Their difficulty grew out of a misunderstanding in business, Miller alleging that his partner had failed to do as he agreed, and had conducted himself improperly toward customers; while Reeser claimed that Miller had assaulted him, put him out of the saloon and refused to let him enter, closing the saloon up rather than that he should do so. Judge HENLEY will arbitrate in the premises this morning.


   INCORPORATIONS - Articles of incorporation of the Excelsior Leather Manufacturing Company of San Francisco were filed yesterday in the office of the Secretary of State. Capital, $300,000, in shares of $100 each. Trustees - S. B. BOSWELL, J.Y. WILSON, W. LeROY, William Lawrence MERRY and C.T. FORREST. There was also filed the certificate of incorporation of the Crown Point South Extension Mining Company - organized to operate a Gold Hill, Storey county, Nevada. Capital, $1,000,000, in shares of $100 each. Trustees - Wm. M. LENT, M.D. TOWNSEND, Chas. J. BRENHAM, Andrew J. MOULDER and W.B. JOHNSTON.


   NEW MAIL CARS - The Central Pacific Railroad Company have finished and turned out of their shops in this city a new style of mail car, with divisions for way mail for all points between San Francisco and Ogden, a department for through mail, and another, in the center of the car, for the convenience of the route agents - the whole car being devoted to mail service - whereas heretofore one car served for both mail and express. The new car appears to fill exactly the requirements of the postal business, and several more will be made upon its pattern.


   EXCURSION TO WOODLAND - A large party of Democrats and other excursionists left for Woodland last evening at 7 o'clock by the California Pacific Railroad, about a dozen cars, principally flats, having been attached to the regular Marysville train for their accommodation. They took with them transparencies and torches, intending to make a torchlight demonstration prior to the holding of the meeting. Governor HAIGHT, Brick POMEROY, Sunset COX and J.D. HAMBLETON were expected to speak.


   CHARGED WITH PERJURY - George COLLICOTT was arrested yesterday by Chief SMITH and Deputy Sheriff DOLE on a charge of perjury, he having been indicted by the last Grand Jury for fraudulently swearing in a vote at the Second Ward polls during the last Republican primary. It is alleged that he swore he was a resident of that ward and had not voted previously that day; whereas, he was not a resident of the ward, and had already voted at another polling place.


   LEFT FOR STOCKTON - The Sacramento ZOUVES (colored), Captain EMERY, accompanied by a number of friends and a band of music, left by the Central Pacific express train for Stockton yesterday noon, thus celebrating by an excursion the abolition of slavery in the West Indies and the anniversary of the first arming of colored soldiers in this country during the war of the rebellion. They will return home this morning.


   WAGER ON THE ELECTION - It is announced that D.E. CALLAHAN of the Golden Eagle Hotel and Charles CHILDS, who resides on the Stockton road a few miles from the city, have made a  wager on the gubernatorial election, Callahan betting a Norfolk four-year-old on Haight, while Childs backs Booth with a four-year-old descendant of George Moore. The loser has to lead his horse to the residence of the winner, traveling the distance on foot.                               


   SINGULAR DEATH - A young man named Robert HUNT, who had been in the employ of Thomas SHOLER at his slaughter-house in this city, was bitten on the neck last Friday by a fly., Not long afterward the spot bitten became inflamed and swollen, and, despite the best medical treatment, the unfortunate man continued to grow worse until Monday night, when death terminated his sufferings, which had been very great.


   CUT IN THE HAND - Night before last one of the emigrant passengers for San Francisco by the Central Pacific freight train entered the sleeping car attached to the train and insisted upon remaining there. The porter of the car, Chas. MILLS, endeavored to put him out, and while doing so was cut in the hand by a knife which the passenger attacked him with.


   THE SHOOTING AT STOCKTON - The Stockton Independent of August 1st gives these particulars of the affair mentioned in the Union yesterday:

 Considerable excitement was created about half-past 8 o’clock last night by the report that one woman had shot another at the Grand Hotel. The facts, as nearly as we are enabled to ascertain them, are these: A lady arrived at the Central Pacific Railroad depot on the westward bound train due at 1:28 P.M., an took passage in the Yosemite House omnibus yesterday, and upon arriving at the hotel was shown to room 26. Her name was entered on the hotel register as “Mrs. STEPHENS, Tahoe.” On the way from the depot to the hotel she asked the driver if, on his way, he passed the express office, and the driver replied that he did not. Subsequently she made inquiries of the whereabouts of the operator in the office of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company, and learned that he boarded and lodged at the Grand Hotel, Center street. In the evening she procured a hack, went to the Grand Hotel, and was shown to a room on the first floor; but she refused to accept the one to which she was assigned, expressing a desire to occupy one on the next floor, indicating the part of the house she preferred. She was then shown to room No. 19, which opens into the same hall, and is situated almost directly opposite the room occupied by the telegraph operator above alluded to, and a woman whom he has represented to be his wife. Shortly after the newly arrived woman was shown to her room, three pistol shots were heard, and the new comer left the house and requested Edwin L. DOLE, the owner of the Grand Hotel omnibus, to direct her to the sheriff’s office. On their way along the street she asked where the express office was, and being shown, she stepped into the telegraph office adjoining, caught the operator by the collar, and remarked, “I have done it at last; I have shot her three times, and I ought to kill you;” and so saying made an effort to pull a pistol form her breast, but was prevented by her hand being caught by Dole. She kept hold of the operator, saying that he was her husband, and that he had to go along. They both then went along to jail and were locked up. At the Grand Hotel it was found that the woman whom the operator claimed as his wife had been shot three times, receiving one flesh wound in the right shoulder, one bullet having passed through the thigh, inflicting a severe wound, but breaking no bones, and the third penetrated the center of the abdomen and passed almost directly through the body. Dr. Samuel LANGDON was called, examined the wounds, found two of the bullets, but failed to discover the third. The doctor thinks the intestines are wounded, and her recovery is a matter of great doubt. The wounded woman called for her husband, but that gentleman was not forthcoming. The operator and the wounded woman arrived at the Grand Hotel, as shown by the register, on the 28th of June last, under which date the following entry is made: “N.J. SAVIERS and wife, Carson, Nev.,” and they have been constantly living there since, excepting a few days that the man was absent. When he left particular instruction were given to have the wife well cared for. At 11 o’clock last night the woman who fired the shots was suffering greatly in jail from nervous prostration. On her arrest at the prison, a Smith & Wesson five-shooter, with three barrels empty and two loaded, was found upon her person. It appears that she has recently been quite ill, and that she had only been three days out of a sick bed before she arrived in this city.

  P.S. - Just as we go to press we learn that the wounded woman is suffering great pain, and that her symptoms are decidedly unfavorable, and her recovery considered hopeless.


   SHOOTING AFFRAY AT LIVERMORE - The Oakland Transcript of August 1st has this:

 About 3 o’clock last Sunday afternoon a man named J. KNUCKLES was shot near Livermore by one BRADLEY, receiving frightful injuries about the face, but none which are likely to prove fatal. The affair was about a sum of money Bradley claimed belonged to him in the hands of Knuckles. Some time previous to the shooting, the men met and Bradley demanded the money. Afterward, while Knuckles was riding in a wagon a short distance from town, Bradley rode up to him on horse-back armed with a loaded shotgun and made another demand for the money. It was refused, whereupon Bradley took deliberate aim at Knuckles and fired. The greater part of the charge of shot entered Knuckles’ lower jaw, tearing the chin entirely away and ripping the flesh down close to the windpipe. The tongue was also torn. Several shot entered the right shoulder. Bradley immediately rode away, and up to yesterday afternoon had not been heard from, although officers are out in search of him. The money transaction is given to us as follows: Bradley had been herding a large number of cattle, and owing a great many small bills his money was taken up by his creditors by powers of garnishee as fast as it became due. Bradley succeeded in getting a sum ahead, and to prevent its being seized placed it in the hands of Knuckles, who refused afterward to refund it.


   PASSENGERS FROM THE EAST - Following passengers passed through Ogden July 30th, and will arrive at their various destinations August 1st:

 R.H. VANCE, M. BROGAN, San Francisco; Mrs. J.B. RITTER, Sacramento; E. PORTER, Santa Cruz; A.L. BARTLETT, E. BARTLETT, Chicago; J.E. McLANE, Joseph COLEMAN, Masailon, Ohio; L. WILSEY, wife an child, Elko; N.M. BARRETT, Rock Island, Illinois; Peter G. SAXE and wife, Troy, New York; Wm. WALLER, London, Canada; Mrs. R. CADY, Vermont; A. GREEN, wife and four children, Missouri; Lieutenant Thos. P. WILSON, wife and child, U.S.A.; Mrs. J. BANCROFT, Duxbury, Massachusetts; Mrs. J.K. ELBER, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. A.J. HILL, Mrs. M.R. MADDOCKS, Seattle, Washington Territory; Mrs. Judge T. LEWIS, Carson City, Nevada; Mrs. D.L. SYLVESTER and child, Reno, Nevada; Mrs. Jas. SCARVEL and two children, Zanesville, Ohio; Miss Cecilia SCHILLER, Charricow, Germany.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, January 1, 1872




Record of Notable Events For 1871

The Union’s customary New Year’s record of notable events is herewith appended. The year 1871 has been remarkable for events that will stand for ages conspicuous in history. Among them we may recapitulate these: The surrender of Paris and the end of the greatest European war which has taken place in this century with a single exception; the second downfall of the Corsican dynasty in France; a treaty of peace between France and Germany, accompanied by an article for the heaviest indemnity ever paid by one nation to another; the completion of the German Empire by the annexation of some French provinces and the coalition of Baden, Bavaria, Wurtemburg and Saxony with Prussia, under the imperial rule of William of Prussia; the progress of republicanism in Spain after the murder of General PRIM; the formation of a republic of France, the failure of the Communist rebellion and the barbarous execution of its most notable leaders; the annexation of Rome to Italy and its becoming again the capital of that country; a complete political revolution in California, under the direction and leadership of the Sacramento Union; the overthrow and utter ruin of the Tammany thief “ring” in New York after many years of defiant and corrupt rule; the re-election of President JUAREZ in Mexico, and a rebellion in consequence; the opening of regular steamship communication between California and Australia and New Zealand; frightful ravages by famine, plague and cholera in central Persia; advance of cholera westward through Prussia and Northern Germany; its appearance at Halifax and the New York quarantine grounds late in the year, on an emigrant steamer from the Baltic; appearance of epidemic small-pox in the Eastern cities of America; extension of cable telegraph lines in the East and West Indies; the cession of Sumatra by Holland to England; the annexation by Russia of the Manchurian-Chinese province of Soongaria; gold discoveries in South Africa at the sources of the Orange river; beginning of the subjugation of the Apache Indians by a humane peace policy; rich and extensive developments in the silver mines of Utah, Arizona and the south of California; frightful ravages of the yellow fever plague at the city of Beunos Ayres and 40,000 deaths there from in five months; and last, but not least, the almost total annihilation by fire of Chicago, the fourth city in wealth and population, the second in trade, and the first in enterprise on the American continent, by which over $200,000,000 worth of property was destroyed in a single night and 150,000 persons left homeless. These are the most notable world occurrences of the past year. It has been a long time since a single year furnished such a record of historical events of the first class. Those of the lesser note the reader will find in the following columns, grouped in the monthly order in which they occurred. The year has not been the most favorable to California. We have had a drouth, which shortened our staple crops and checked our commercial prosperity. But the closing month gave full promise of better fortune for current year. They rains have been seasonable and abundant, and in all probability 1872 will produce the largest crops of cereals ever harvested on the      


1st - Mrs. J.H. TOBIN thrown from a buggy in San Francisco and was killed....French residents of San Francisco sent 100,000 francs to Gambetta

2d - Alfred REDINGER committed suicide in San Francisco....John WOOD shot Henry MARBLE through the breast, at Dogtown

3d - Fire in Stockton destroyed C.H. SISSON & Co.’s stable. Loss, $9,000....First National Gold Bank of San Francisco opened....Ann Eliza BRANNAN divorced from Samuel BRANNAN and awarded near $500,000....H.J.  WRIGHT shot himself in Marysville....Wm. RUSE, murdered at Oregon Gulch, Butte county....A man named ARMROD found dying and his wife dead from the effects of liquor, at Cerro Gordo.

4th - Dr. Isaac ROWELL died suddenly in San Francisco

5th - Henry PALMER drowned in San Francisco bay....San Francisco police made a capture of eighteen boys for gambling....George HIRSER cut his throat in San Francisco

6th - Grand Jury of Alameda found true bill against Mrs. FAIR for killing A.P. CRITTENDEN....New flying machine tried in San Francisco....A man named LOVE shot and mortally wounded by another named DAMASCUS

7th - John MILLER drowned himself at Rocklin

8th - John COONEY, Thos. MAGNUS and Thos. LADD were arrested in San Jose for highway robbery

9th - Heavy rainstorm throughout the State....Wm. MATTHEWS thrown from his buggy near Santa Cruz and fatally injured....Mrs. MURNAN accidentally shot by her son, near Sonora. Wound not fatal....W.W. LANE killed by Dr. DAVIDSON, at Kingston, Fresno county

10th - Store of Supervisor SCOTT entered and robbed, and Otto LUDOVici, clerk, murdered, at Pleasant View

11th - Ice formed three-eighths of an inch thick in Stockton....John F.  WHALEN run over and killed on railroad near Redwood City....Peter MILLER killed by Indians in Jumel Valley, San Diego county

12th - DION beat DEERY in a billiard match at San Francisco; score, 500 to 478....Free fight between opposition stevedores at Vallejo....Steamers Moulton and Amador collided in San Francisco bay....Fire in los Angeles; loss, $3,500

13th - Sarah FOLSOM, alias “Doughnut Sal,” missing from Natividad; supposed to be murdered; had much money

14th - STEWART, keeper of Sailors’ Home, San Francisco, absconded with $20,000....Col. A. Jones JACKSON, a pioneer, died in Santa Clara....C.E. THOMPSON found murdered in a shaft near Oroville

15th - Indians very troublesome in Jumel Valley, killing stock and robbing and murdering rancheros

16th - The Murphy’s Camp stage robbed by highwaymen near Angel’s Camp....Burglars very active in San Jose; two houses broken into and many valuables taken....Wife of J.H. ROBERTS of Colusa ran off with J.B. FOSTER

17th - Half of the town of Truckee destroyed by fire....BEGNER, whose wife was seduced by one DALE, was awarded $2,000 by a verdict of a San Francisco jury....Abraham DILLEY, 55 years old, ran forty miles in seven hours, at Santa Clara....Three dead men found near San Simeon, San Luis Obispo county; supposed to have been murdered

18th - Seven defaulting jurors in San Francisco fined $100 each....Drawing of Cosmopolitan lottery prizes commenced in Nevada....Attempt made to break from State Prison frustrated....The Wife and six children of a man named SHOUSE discovered in the tules on the White tract, near Vallejo, having been turned out of doors by him....Thomas ROGERS fell down the shaft of the Amador Mine, and was instantly killed; he fell 900 feet

19th - Woman Suffrage State Convention met in San Jose....Annie SMITH shot at John O. TAYLOR, her lover, in San Francisco, twice, but missed....Spanish fishing boat Manuela upset in Bodega river, and one man drowned....John RAUSCHE robbed a fellow-workman of $700 near Alameda, and disappeared...Bernard LAUZE was killed, and Joseph TRUMPETTS badly injured, by a cave in a claim at Sonora

20th - Two barrels of beet sugar, from Alvarado, forwarded to Grant and Colfax.....Large frame building, owned by R. OLSEN, burned in Stockton; insured for $3,000; OLSON, in trying to save property, was very severely burned.

21st - Mail car of eastern-bound train in Central Pacific Railroad entered by robbers, at Alta, and a package of registered letters and a large amount of treasure stolen....Mexican boy and a soldier killed at Los Angeles, in a dance-house fight.

22d - James GIBBONS fell down a flight of stairs, in San Francisco, and was killed....Stockton and San Andreas stage again stopped by highwaymen and robbed....A number of registered letters, $1,700 coin, and $23,000 in United States bonds, found in Alta - the greater portion of the proceeds of the mail-car robbery of the day before.

23d - Sacramento river so high at Red Bluff as to impede travel....Mrs.  Rebecca J. CUSHING committed suicide, in San Francisco, by cutting her arm with a razor.

24th - Annie SMITH, who shot her paramour, John O. TAYLOR, was sent from San Francisco to Stockton, as insane

25th - Pope LANSDALE shot and instantly killed Scott BANKS at Red Bluff

26th - United States Internal revenue officers and others implicated in blackmailing Chinese merchants....DEERY beat DION at a game of billiards, French carom, 500 points, at San Francisco, DION giving DEERY 100 points; score, 500 to 470

27th - Annual meeting and election of officers of State Agricultural Society at Sacramento....A number of young girls arrested in San Francisco for dissolute conduct....Fight in San Rafael Valley between Sheriff’s posse and a band of outlaws, in which two of the latter were killed and four captured.  Three of the prisoners afterwards hung by a Vigilance Committee....E.B.  LOCKLEY shot by a boy and killed - boy shot at a dog and accidentally hit LOCKLEY.

29th - Commodore WOODWORTH, U.S.N., died in San Francisco

30th - Germans in San Francisco celebrated the capture of Paris; as did also their fellow-countrymen of Marysville, Stockton and Visalia and other towns....Seven Sisters of Mercy went to Yreka to found a convent school...Miners’ Convention met in Sacramento...Gang of Spanish thieves broken up and two arrested at Auburn.

31st - Building owned by Dr. TRENOR and SUTTER, at Alameda, burned; loss, $5,000.


1st - Locomotive Mono and railroad sheds burned at Blue Canyon....Col. Wm.  McCLURE, a pioneer resident of Placer county, died at Oakland....Man named TRAHEARN accidentally shot himself at Vallejo and died from effects of the wound

4th - Bodies of Henry and Oscar BILDERBECK, supposed to have been murdered, found near Los Angeles....John BLACK kicked to death by a horse near Clarksville

6th - Eight shocks of earthquake felt at San Jose and Santa Clara....Grand Jury of San Francisco indicted Mrs. Laura D. FAIR for killing A.P. CRITTENDEN

9th - DEERY beat DION at San Francisco at a game of French carom billiards, 600 points score, 600 to 441....Second-class fare reduced, from Omaha to San Francisco, to $50

10th - Mrs. A.H. NASON accidentally shot and instantly killed near Petaluma

11th - B.H. RENFROW blew out his brains at Healdsburg

12th - W.S. LONG, a pioneer lawyer, died in Shasta

13th - Central Pacific Company’s woodshed and over 100 cords of wood burned at Truckee.

14th - First cargo of anthractic coal landed in San Francisco from Queen Charlotte’s Island.

16th - E. PRAGLE, an old Marysville merchant, dropped dead of heart disease....Royal Japanese Prince arrived in San Francisco; also, Japanese Minister to Washington....Cloverdale stage robbed by highwaymen....Dr. Nicholas HEROLD murdered in San Bernardino

17th - James R. HARDENBERGH took possession of U.S. Surveyor General’s office....J.H. MORAN, one of STEVENSON’s men, died at San Francisco....Fred CLARKE shot and killed S. REED, near Oakland....G.L. ISRAEL committed suicide by cutting his throat, at San Francisco 18th - Three Cornishmen stopped by highway robbers at Grass Valley and robbed; highwayman captured same evening

19th - May Pole House, near Mokelumne Hill, burned. 

20th - Fred COOMBS shot his wife and then killed himself at Napa; cause, family troubles....two passenger cars of Central Pacific Railroad ran off track near Penryn, and several persons injured....SIEGRIST’s wine cellar, near Napa, burned; loss, $60,000.

21st - Great thunderstorm in San Francisco and central part of the State....During the storm in San Francisco a brick wall fell on frame lodging house, killing four persons.

22d - Lincoln schoolhouse in San Francisco burned; loss, $25,000....First passenger train ran over Copperopolis railroad.

23d - Fred PUPPIN cut his throat from ear to ear in San Francisco.

25th - Mrs. Laura D. FAIR pleaded not guilty to the killing of A.P.

CRITTENDEN in San Francisco.

26th - Ineffectual attempt made to burn office of Stockton Herald.

27th - Dick LEE shot and killed Wm. DUNCAN at Gallatin, Los Angeles county.


2d - The Coroner’s jury acquitted all persons of blame in the Minna street disaster....Heavy earthquake at Eureka.

3d - Great rejoicing in San Diego over passage of the Southern Pacific Railroad bill, making that place the terminus....Sheriff JACKSON, of Trinity, convicted of collecting foreign miners’ licenses, at San Francisco in United States District Court....Joseph HEWETT was shot and killed at Pleasant Valley.

4th - Burglars entered BOYD & WILCOXSON’s store at Yuba City and robbed it of $2,600 in coin.

6th - Homeopathic physicians of San Francisco and vicinity met for the purpose of organizing a State Society....American Hotel at Santa Barbara burned; loss, $8,000.

7th - Work commenced on the Vallejo and Sonoma County Railroad....Hiram W.

POOLE, under indictment for murder, hanged himself in jail at Sonora. 

8th - Riotous demonstrations at San Francisco to prevent sailors shipping at $25 a month.

12th - Horace HAWES died in San Mateo, leaving his property, valued at $2,000,000, for found a university.

13th - Episcopal Diocesan Convention of California met at San Francisco....Grass Valley lottery drawing commenced. 

14th - A young girl fell 150 feet down Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, and was picked up alive....One GIBBONS shot and killed a man named LAVIN at Lockford, San Joaquin county, in a quarrel about land. 

15th - DION beat RUDOLPHE at San Francisco in a game of English billiards, 1,000 points; score, 1,000 to 956

16th - A mortgage of $26,000,000 on the Southern Pacific Railroad put on record in San Francisco....C. GODFREY shot himself to death at Red Bluff....A plowing tournament came off at Stockton. 

17th - St. Patrick’s Day celebrated throughout the State with much spirit. 

20th - Steamer Wm. Taber, coming into San Francisco Bay, narrowly escaped wrecking on Point San Pedro....Two noted Indian desperadoes killed by officers in Shasta county.

21st - German indignation meeting at Stockton, protesting against the action of the Central pacific Railroad...Pacific Female College at Oakland sold to the Pacific Theological Seminary for $80,000....Large torchlight procession in San Francisco by Germans in honor of the peace between France and Germany.

22d - Grand German peace jubilee in San Francisco; nearly 5,000 persons in line....California Steam Navigation Company sold out to the California Pacific Railroad Company....A Spanish family arrested near Los Angeles for the murder of a man in 1869.

23d - Grand peace jubilee at Sonora by Germans....Islands of Red Rock, The Brothers and Sisters in San Francisco Bay set apart as military reservations.

24th - First issue of notes from San Francisco gold bank....Dennis GUNN acquitted of killing Edward J. MURPHY, who seduced his sister, at San Francisco....Mrs. Joseph LEONARD burned to death at Coloma. 

25th - Arthur P. HEFFERNER found dead at San Francisco - strangled by some one unknown....Municipal election in Marysville - republican victory. 

26th - German peace celebration at San Francisco.

27th - Trial of Laura D. FAIR commenced at San Francisco.

28th - Two miners at Dutch Flat shut in their mine by a cave. 

29th - Fire in Truckee, 120 buildings destroyed....Family of B. BRYANT poisoned by eating toadstools at Chico, and two children died. 

30th - W.F. BURTHERNURTH killed Lemuel PERKINS by hitting him on the head with a shovel on Tule river.

31st - Transfer of property of California Steam Navigation Company to California Pacific Railroad Company took place at San Francisco....Fire in Sonora, destroying seven buildings; loss, over $35,000....One half of Chinatown, North San Juan, burned; loss, $5,000.

Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, January 1, 1872





1st - RUDOLPHE beat Cyrille DION in a game of billiards, 1,500 points, at San Francisco; score, RUDOLPHE, 1,501; DION, 1,105. 

2d - Two shocks earthquake felt at San Francisco...Train on Vallejo road ran into a carriage near Vaca station, and a lady severely injured. 

4th - Dave SCANNELL elected Chief Engineer San Francisco Fire Department. 

5th - Old man named PREBLE jumped from Oakland boat and was drowned; officer of ferry boat refused to stop to attempt his rescue.

6th - Timothy HAW fell down shaft of Amador mine, at Sutter creek, and was instantly killed....Miner working in Oneida mine, same place, fell 125 feet, caught in some timbers, and climbed back and went to work. 

9th - Affray on the Alameda boat between Swiss Guard and “Hoodlums” of San Francisco; a dozen persons wounded.

10th - Chinese battle in San Francisco and two severely wounded. 

11th - Body of Frank H. SKINNER drifted ashore near San Francisco....Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of California at San Francisco.

12th - Donahue Railroad sold to California Pacific Railroad. 

13th - Christopher TOOLE fell from a ladder at San Francisco, striking his son; both badly hurt....Flywheel in Stockton City Flour Mills burst, damaging building $5,000.

14th - Four-fifths of stockholders of California Steam Navigation Company voted to disincorporate.

15th - Luther A. WILLIS killed by Joseph G. PAYNE at Bakerstown, in a shooting scrape.

16th - At the Shields’ Guard picnic at Petaluma, hoodlums, who accompanied it, raised a riot and one of the Guard was badly cut. 

17th - Heavy rain which extended over the State....One ROBERTSON killed Berher ABEL at San Pasqual valley, in a quarrel about a ditch....Large meteor seen in different localities.

18th - Volzio, Reis & Co., San Francisco, failed; liabilities, $250,000....John NANLOU killed at San Jose by a wall falling on him. 

19th - A man named PETERSON killed his wife in San Francisco and then committed suicide....Mrs. JACOBS thrown under railroad cars at Oakland and killed....Ex-County Clerk George W. BIRD killed himself with a knife at Monterey.

20th - Grading commenced on the Southern Pacific Railroad four miles from Gilroy.

21st - First game of base ball for championship of Pacific coast, played at San Francisco, between the Eagles and Wide Awake Clubs; won by the Eagles....H. VIGNON shot dead by a sheep shearer in his employ, near Los Angeles.

22d - Ten thousand Sunday-school children at a picnic in Woodward’s Gardens, San Francisco.

23d - Two blocks of buildings burned in Antioch; loss, $12,000...Man named BOWIE assaulted by a highwayman and robbed of $500; also wounded....Three slight shocks of earthquake felt at San Francisco....Fire in Nevada; loss, $3,650.

24th - Mayor SELBY of San Francisco vetoed the Von Schmidt water scheme....Doctress Frances A. COOK committed suicide at San Francisco. 

25th - John G. REUTZHLER and wife found dead at Grass Valley - supposed that the woman shot the man and then killed herself.

26th - Odd Fellows celebrated their anniversary all over the State by picnics, etc.....Jury in the FAIR case returned verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree.

27th - $500,000 worth of Japanese silk worm eggs shipped to Italy overland. 

29th - A wagon containing two families, named MYERS and NICHOLS, fell over a steep embankment in Gibson canyon, Solano county, and Mrs. MYERS was killed and others severely hurt.


1st - Municipal election in Stockton; Republicans elected their whole ticket.

2d - County Hospital at San Andreas burned and two inmates perished in the flames....American Medical Association met at San Francisco....Delegation of Americus Club of New York arrived at San Francisco. 

3d - Two heirs of David C. BRODERICK commenced suit against the estate....Government storehouse at Yerba Buena Island burned; loss, $50,000. 

5th - Los Angeles and Salinas stage stopped near latter place, and Wells, Fargo & Co.’s treasure box was taken....Henry BLEASE hung himself at San Francisco.

6th - Governor HAIGHT issued order prohibiting any more military excursions on Sunday....Destructive fire at Folsom, destroying a great portion of the place; loss $130,000.

7th - Captain Robert LEWIS, 60 years old, poisoned himself near Clayton. 

8th - Grand Encampment I.O.O.F. met at Sacramento....A young woman named WATERS burned to death by her clothes catching fire, near Monterey. 

9th - Five thousand dollar race, mile heats, best three in five, at Oakland; won by Tom Atchison. Time - 1:48 ¾; 1:49 ½; 1:47 ½....Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. convened at Sacramento.

10th - Excursion of Marysville firemen to Stockton....Desperate fight between Sheriff’s posse and Mexican outlaws in Panoche mountains, near Gilroy; one Mexican killed and one taken.

11th - Chinese part of Colusa burned; loss, $3,000.

12th - Odd Fellows’ Orphans’ Home located at Napa.

13th - Frederick GINDER blew out his brains in San Francisco. 

14th - Party of Russian sailors got into a row at San Francisco and seven or eight injured.

15th - Dr. George ELDENMULLER, prominent physician in San Francisco, died of injuries from being thrown from his buggy....Man named CAMP shot through the head by a man who had robbed him of $20 in San Francisco. 

16th - Marysville lottery drawn....Woman Suffrage Convention met at San Francisco.

17th - First Regiment National Guard of California went to Alameda for encampment....In two-mile and repeat race at San Jose, Norfolk won; best time, 3:42 I-5.

18th - San Diego made a port of entry.

19th - Counsel for Mrs. FAIR filed bill of exceptions for new trial, at San Francisco...John C. NICHOLS killed in a mine by a cave, at Gold Run. 

20th - Man named John A. STEELE attempted suicide by shooting himself in the breast and jumping into the Bay, at San Francisco, but was fished out. 

22d - Incorporation of Eastern Extension of California Pacific Railroad filed; capital, $50,000,000....$5,000.000 in greenbacks arrived in San Francisco.

23d - Harvest Queen won the $5,000 trotting-race at San Francisco; best time 2:30.

24th - Defiance distanced the field in a pacing-race at San Francisco; time, 2:23....Boy named JOAQUIN burned to death near Soquel....G. NEWINGHAM, architect, killed himself at San Francisco.

25th - Wm. O’HEARN run over and killed by a locomotive, at San Francisco....The Tabernacle tent opened for religious exercises, at San Francisco....Mrs. Cynthia MALONE burned to death from her clothes catching fire, near Indian Diggings.

26th - Charles D. CARTER, a pioneer and prominent citizen of San Francisco, died....Row at an Indian rancheria, San Diego, and a man named Ignacio and an Indian girl killed.

27th - Primary elections of Republicans and Democrats in different counties, resulting generally in favor of BOOTH and HAIGHT. 

28th - Decoration Day; observed generally over the State. 

31st - Jesus TEJARRA convicted of murder in the first degree at Stockton, for killing MEDINA two years before.


1st - Miners’ League at Sutter Creek struck, and attempted to take possession of property but were repulsed....Susie McDONALD was brutally murdered by Austrian George at Oroville.

2d - Justus REINHOLD, a prominent German of Milwaukee, died suddenly at San Francisco.

3d - Mrs. Laura D. FAIR sentenced to be hanged on July 28th, by Judge DWINELLE, at San Francisco.

4th - Austrian George, who killed Miss Susie McDONALD, arrested at Bidwell’s Bar; he tried to shoot himself and then ran away, but was shot dead by one of his captors; the body was afterwards burned.

5th - Large procession in San Francisco in honor of the Irish exiles, BURKE and LUBY....Granddaughter of General John WILSON burned to death from her clothes taking fire at San Francisco....Two suicides in San Francisco;

Ehlert BRANDT shot himself and Charles REICHON took strychnine.

6th - Man named WASHINGTON foully murdered by another called ARMSTRONG, near


7th - San Cruz powder mill exploded; nobody hurt. 

8th - Japanese notified President of Mechanics’ Institute of intention to send large quantity of articles to the next Fair....Brig Carion burned in San Francisco Bay; loss, $2,500.

9th - James BARD killed Edward STACY, near Shasta. 

10th - Snow Tent sawmill, Nevada county, and 700,000 feet lumber burned; loss, $40,000.

11th - Thunderstorm and hurricane at Yreka, doing much damage. 

12th - KEMPNER, merchant tailor, was killed by a pistol being accidentally discharged in the hands of a woman, at San Francisco. 

15th - Oregon stage upset near Red Bluff, injuring the passengers more or less severely.

16th - George VALE, an eminent San Francisco lawyer, died....Trustees of Odd Fellows’ College met at Napa and received the donations made to the institution.

17th - FRANK, a German, shot E. LEVIN with a shotgun, killing him instantly near Haywards....Brilliant auroral display throughout the State. 

18th - Boy five years old, named Leopold FREID, run over and killed by a dray at San Francisco.

19th - Sutter Creek Miners’ League ordered miners to quit work....Harms & Palm’s chicory factory, four miles below Washington, Yolo county, burned; loss, $20,000.

20th - Dr. P.M. O’BRIEN, an early resident of San Francisco, died of apoplexy.

21st - Severe shock of earthquake felt at Calistoga....John M. COGHLAN (Rep) nominated for Congress in Third District....BROOKSTINE’s hotel in Knight’s Valley burned; loss, $5,000.

22d - Col. W.H.L. BARNES and two companies of his regiment went to Sutter creek to put down Miners’ League....Fire at Anaheim; loss, $7,000....Lake Faucherie, a reservoir of the South Yuba Canal Company, burst, the water doing damage to the amount of $7,000.

23d - Democrats of First Congressional District nominated Judge ARCHER for Congress, and of the Second, George PEARCE, of Sonoma....First lot of new wheat of the year arrived at San Francisco from Vaca. 

25th - Dr. Wm. A. BARSTOW attempted suicide by shooting in the head at San Francisco, and Dr. W.H. ROGERS, in going to attend him, was badly injured by being thrown from his carriage.

26th - Seth GREEN, of New York, brought 15,000 shad eggs to be deposited in the upper Sacramento.

27th - Chinese part of Folsom burned, together with the Patterson House and some private residences; loss heavy.

29th - Schooner Almer Asher wrecked near San Francisco; loss, $15,000....A.A. SARGENT nominated as republican candidate for the Second Congressional District....Three-quarters of a mile of snow sheds, Cisco Hotel and other buildings burned at Cisco....Girl fourteen years old burned to death by explosion of kerosene lamp at Tehama....Mrs. Joseph BOGHISEYCH poisoned herself at Lincoln.

30th - Republican Convention for First District nominated Thomas H. SELBY for Congress, who declined; then nominated S.O. HOUGHTON....Mrs. Alice POOLE took laudanum at San Francisco and died.

Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, January 1, 1872




1st - Young Men’s Republican Club gave Newton BOOTH a grand ovation....An officer of Nevada county caught two Chinamen robbing sluices and fired upon them, killing one.

2d - Great procession at San Francisco of Catholics in honor of the Pope’s Jubilee - 12,000 persons in line.

3d - A sea lioness and young, a fur seal and sea-dog shipped at San Francisco for New York.

4th - Fourth of July celebrated throughout the State in usual manner, and with fewer accidents than commonly....Town of Yreka nearly destroyed by fire; loss, $300,000....Tree fell on a party sleeping under it, in White river, and killed Robert RAY and wounded four others. 

5th - Italian Club’s flag, at San Francisco, threatened to be hauled down, but on the Italians coming themselves and rallying to defend it was not done....Sharp shock of earthquake at Visalia....Boarding house burned at San Francisco, and a boarder named Dennis AHR, after rescuing his family, went back after his property and was burned to death....Gad & Co.’s store at Grass Valley burned; loss, $15,000.

6th - James D. WILSON, alias iron-clad Jimmy, a notorious thief, shot dead while attempting to escape from officers at San Francisco....American House at Centerville burned; loss, $11,000.

7th - Rice and Reas mill at Forest Hill was totally destroyed by explosion of boiler, killing the engineer, Charles FILLEBROWN, and A. RICE....One MURPHY killed Thomas RODGERS near Milton, in a quarrel about a piece of tobacco.

9th - Western Union Telegraph line completed to Yosemite Valley....A house fell at San Francisco on a crowd of boys playing near it, killing Charles M.  BEACH and wounding several.

10th - Ocean mail service between San Diego and San Francisco ceased and mail sent overland.

11th - Mrs. Cady STANTON delivered her first lecture at San Francisco.

12th - Cloverdale and Healdsburg stage stopped and robbed of $400. 

13th - F. INGRAM’s house, barn and out-buildings burned near Williams’ Landing, Santa Cruz county; loss, $30,000.

14th - Cosmopolitan Lodging House, barn and other buildings burned at Marysville; loss, $25,000....Lem CLEVELAND shot and killed by his brother-in-law, John EWBANKS; cause, domestic troubles. 

16th - Boarding house of Eliza A. FOY and two dwelling houses burned in San Francisco; loss, $5,000.

17th - Absorption of California Pacific Railroad by Central pacific....Destructive fire at Marysville; loss, $100,000....Jewelry store of ELLIS robbed at Auburn of $2,000 worth of watches and tools. 

18th - Corner stone of New Odd Fellows’ hall laid at Petaluma. 

21st - Miners’ League at Sutter Creek demanded that men at work on mines there quit work, which was not acceded to....An incendiary fire occurred at Truckee, destroying property to amount of $50,000....Mutiny on board bark Glimpse in San Francisco Bay, and Captain SORMAN badly cut. 

22d - Fire broke out in Mechanics’ Mill at San Francisco, and destroyed $261,900 worth of property....Caledonia Mill, at Round Valley, burned; loss, $35,000....Fire at Snelling; loss, over $20,0000.

23d - Ramon AMADOR sentenced to be hung for murder of Henry HISERCK, August

24th - Canada SCHWARTZWALTER and Robert SHERLOCK, attempting to drive

Chinamen from a claim near Forest City, were killed. 

25th - Mrs. Catherine BRAMAN run over and killed at Stockton by a train on Western Pacific Railroad....Tom CARRIGAN shot and killed at Petaluma by Wm.  H. SMITH; both drunk.

26th - Shaft of Amador mine at Sutter Creek caught fire and communicated to rest of mine. HATCH and McMENOMY, shot during a fight at same place Sunday, died from wounds.

27th - Fire in Amador mine at Sutter Creek extinguished.  28th - Major J.M. BRONSON, of National Guard of California, died at San Francisco from effects of cold contracted while in command at Sutter Creek.  30th - United States war steamer California arrived at San Francisco on first cruise.

31st...At Sutter Creek, HATCH, book keeper at Amador mine, and Hughey McMENOMY and one BENNETT had a shooting scrape growing out of miners’ troubles; HATCH was shot in the breast and McMENOMY in the groin - both severely wounded.

31st - Mrs. N.J. SAVIERS shot and killed a woman, who had been too intimate with her husband, at Stockton.


1st - HAUN, who murdered one WALKER five years before, arrested at Owens river by Sheriff of Santa Cruz.

2d - Julia LAKE, shot by Mrs. SAVIERS at Stockton for cohabiting with her husband, died; SAVIERS left town under threats of a coat of tar and feathers.

3d - Five women appeared to County Clerk of San Joaquin, demanding to be registered on poll lists, which was refused....Two unknown men shot - one killed, for stealing wheat on a ranch near Berryessa. 

4th - Two fires in San Francisco - A. WALDSTEIN’s cigar-box factory and other buildings; loss, $30,000; building corner First and Jessie streets; loss, $2,000.

5th - Returning from a meeting John CARMACHO and Wm. WICKS were thrown from a wagon at Nevada City, and severely hurt. Samuel DAYTON run over by same team and killed.

6th - Italians of San Francisco celebrated the unity of Italy, and notwithstanding fears, no disturbance occurred....NESBIT’s quartz mill at Oregon City burned; loss, $20,000.

7th - Laura DE FORCE GORDON announced as independent candidate for State Senator from San Joaquin county....An old man named John FINLEY murdered by two unknown men, near Visalia.

8th - Mechanics’ Fair opened at San Francisco....Lewis BEACH committed suicide by taking strychnine at the grave of his sons in San Francisco. 

9th - Mrs. H. HENEMAN and son thrown from a carriage in San Francisco and severely injured.

10th - Fire at OSBORNE’s station on the Central Pacific Railroad destroyed half-mile of snow shed...Dr. Walter B. LANGDON appointed assistant physician at Stockton Asylum....Visalia stage robbed of $300 by four highwaymen.  13th - Great fires raging in the timber regions near Visalia. 

14th - Fire in Los Angeles; loss, $14,000....H. SCHWARTZ, President of Stock brewery, cut his throat at San Francisco and died. 

16th - Agents of lotteries arrested in San Francisco....Cloverdale stage attacked by four robbers and T. H. BENTON, passenger, killed, and Sandy WORDSWORTH and B.S. COFFMAN wounded. 

17th - Telegraphic communication established between California and Japan.

18th - Eight hundred tons of tea shipped from San Francisco to the East. 

19th - Troops ordered from Drum Barracks to quell Indian troubles at Old San Diego Mission....J.J. MURPHY found guilty of murder in first degree on second trial at Stockton....Fire on Cosumnes river, burning over area of five miles and destroying much property.

20th - Steamers Washoe and Antioch collided in San Francisco Bay, doing considerable damage to the latter.

21st - Stallion race at San Francisco won by Hiram WOODRUFF; best time, 2:37...Shasta and Yreka stage robbed of $4,390 by highwaymen....M.F. BUTLER, pioneer architect of Pacific coast, died at San Francisco. 

22d - Work commenced on new City Hall at San Francisco.

23d - Don Abel STEARNS died at San Francisco.

24th - Hunter House at Woodland burned; loss, $10,000....McDONALD and WHITNEY, brokers, San Francisco, failed for $100,000. 

25th- Earthquake shock at Santa Rosa.

26th - Mrs. Lizzie SMITH committed suicide in San Francisco. 

27th - Fire in woods at Emigrant Gap burned mile and a half each side of railroad.

28th - Yerba Buena lots at San Francisco sold; aggregating $987,000....Santa Clara Agricultural Society Fair opened....Albert McAULEY suffocated in a well by foul air at Nevada City.

29th - Militia company organized at San Luis Rey to resist expected attack of surrounding Indians, but proved a false alarm....Dr. Leon SUCKERT, resident of San Francisco since 1848, found dead in his bed of apoplexy at that place....A man named ENGELKE was shot and badly wounded in Alameda by one PATTON about a woman; PATTON was wounded also. 

30th - Judge DWINELLE, at San Francisco, decided the mechanics’ lien law unconstitutional....A fire at Cloverdale destroyed property worth $20,000. 

31st - Shock of earthquake felt at Gilroy.


1st - General Pacific Railroad Company raised fares on roads leading from Sacramento 50 per cent, and but down wages of employes on California pacific 20 per cent.

2d - Phil RUPER, special policeman of Marysville, killed at Chico, and another man murdered by a party of roughs.

3d - Marion WILSON and one MARXEY had a shooting scrape in San Francisco, when in firing at MARXEY WILSON shot a bystander named Pat BURNS, in the breast, inflicting a mortal wound....E.L. TABOOVIVEA murdered in cold blood Ysidor ALTIMARANO, as Los Angeles.

4th - Sydney FLAG, boatman at San Francisco, shot and killed Richard HARLEY in cold blood.

5th - A fire at Pacheco destroyed Odd Fellows’ Hall and other property to the amount of $30,000....Martin HERGES stabbed and assassinated in a cowardly manner by two men, at Monterey....COOK, clown of New York Circus, robbed of $1,100 at Vallejo.

6th - State election, resulting in a Republican victory....$1,050 was contributed at the polls, in San Francisco, for the Beevolent Society of that place....Richard P. ASHE, a prominent citizen of San Francisco and formerly Naval Agent at that port, died in that city. 

7th - Mrs. Alpheus BULL, laboring under an insane attack, committed suicide by hanging, at San Francisco.

8th - E.P. FLINT’s tub factory, at San Francisco, burned; loss, $50,000. 

9th - Twenty-first anniversary of California’s admission into the Union celebrated with appropriate ceremonies.

10th - Japanese company, with a capital of $1,000,000, commenced business at San Francisco.

11th - Defeated candidates at San Francisco demanded a recount of votes, which was acceded to and recount commenced.

12th - Coxswain and boat’s crew of butter belonging to frigate California deserted at Vallejo...Fire in the woods near Nevada City, destroying many miles of timber.

13th - Solomon ROSENTHAL, Jr., dry goods dealer at San Francisco, committed suicide by hanging.

14th - Sheriff of Santa Cruz and posse killed the notorious Mexican bandit, Pancho BORCUMES, near Santa Cruz.

15th - Anniversary of Mexican Independence celebrated with much spirit in different parts of the State.

16th - American clipper ship Annie Sise, from Sydney, went ashore at South Farallone Island, and was wrecked; crew saved.

17th - Eight men deserted from frigate California at Vallejo.

18th - Shock of earthquake at San Jose.

19th - Steamers Flora Temple and Washoe collided in San Francisco bay, damaging the latter.

20th - Chinese riot at San Francisco stopped before any one was killed. 

21st - First colored jury ever impaneled on the Pacific coast called at San Francisco....Matias LORENZANA taken from the county jail at Santa Cruz by disguised men and lynched.

22 - Ramon AMADOR hanged at San Leandro for the murder of HISEREK.

23d - Block of buildings occupied by REDINGTON, HOSTETTER & Co., and others

burned at San Francisco; loss, $700,000.

24th - Captain WILDES D. THOMPSON, a prominent San Franciscan, at one time Harbormaster, died at that place.

25th - Sheriff of Mono county and posse had a fight with five escaped convicts from Nevada State Prison, in which Sheriff’s party lost two men and two convicts supposed to have been killed or wounded. 

26th - James RILEY, a noted rough, shot and mortally wounded by James JORDAN, at Francisco....Shasta stage robbed of a few hundred dollars by highwaymen....Grand Lodge Good Templars of California met at Oakland. 

27th - Central Pacific Railroad raised freight on teas East from 3 ¼ to 3 ½ cents per pound.

28th - Two brothers named VALENCIA sentenced to be hung for murder of Joseph W. HEWITT, at Fairfield....Snow fell to depth of three inches at Truckee - first of season....St. Patrick quartz mill burned in Placer county; loss, $20,000.

Sacramento Daily Union

Monday Morning, January 1, 1872




1st - Hottest day of year in San Francisco....Mrs. LANE fell down stairs while walking in her sleep and crushed her skull, killing her, at San Francisco.

2d - Fire near San Jose at BIRD’s ranch, burning hop kiln; loss, $30,000....Several dwelling houses in San Francisco, on Mission street, burned; loss, $10,000.

3d - Shock of earthquake at Wilmington....George H. ENSIGN, civil engineer, one of the projectors of Spring Valley Water Works, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe tunnel scheme, died at Stockton....Most brilliant meteor ever seen on the coast exploded near San Francisco.

4th - Presbyterian Synod of the Pacific met at Oakland. 

5th - Occidental Skating Rink and coal yard adjoining burned at San Francisco; loss, $10,000....Anti-Chinese meeting at San Francisco, which adopted a petition praying the Legislature to adopt memorial to Congress for suppression of Chinese immigration.

7th - A shooting scrape at Lake City participated in by four men; Nathan DRY, a spectator, was shot in the head over the eye; unknown man looking on shot in shoulder, disabled; another mortally wounded. 

8th - A mob of Chinamen attacked one DONAHUE near Yuba City and he killed two defending himself.

9th - Northern District Fair opened at Marysville with fine exhibition....News received of great fire at Chicago....Measures taken in all cities of the State to collect aid for sufferers.

10th - Healdsburg stage stopped by highwaymen and robbed of $185....Meeting at San Francisco to make arrangements for raising funds for sufferers by Chicago fire.

11th - San Francisco Stock Board raised $8,000 and sent it to Chicago at once for aid....Pacific, Union and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies levied assessments of 75 per cent, on capital stock, to pay losses at Chicago....Presbyterian church at Brooklyn blown down; loss, $10,000. 

12th - Fire in the woods around Calistoga doing much damage....First narrow gauge locomotive turned out from Vulcan Iron Works at San Francisco....Mrs.  Addison TIREE foully murdered near Placerville for $50. 

13th - Fifty thousand dollars sent from San Francisco to Chicago....John SIME, banker, died at San Francisco.

14th - One hundred thousand dollars raised at San Francisco and $10,000 in Oakland for Chicago....Wm. V. ARROWSMITH shot and killed Wm. BERGEN, constable, at Gilroy, without provocation.

15th - David BOYER, a prisoner, jumped off a wharf at San Francisco and drowned....Bark Whistler, laden with lime, caught fire at San Francisco, and had to be scuttled.

16th - Stockton and Visalia Railroad Company made demand on city of Stockton for $200,000 bonds voted it; city refused to issue them....Pacific Mail Steamship Company announce it will run two steamers each way monthly between San Francisco and Japan, to commence May 2d, 1872. 

18th - Exhibition of pictures of Judge E.B. CROCKER for benefit of Sacramento Howard Benevolent Society opened at San Francisco....State judicial election; straight Republican ticket elected....Mathias SMITH burned to death at Rough and Ready.

19th - Meeting in San Francisco to aid sufferers by fires in Northwest; resolved to take all over $100,000 contributed to Chicago and send it to Milwaukee. Marysville raised $1,800 for same purpose, and Los Angeles $100....Greater portion of town of Pine Grove, Sierra county, destroyed by fire.

20th - Charles WILSON shot and killed without warning at Los Angeles, by A. J. FENWICK.

21st - Attempts made to fire San Francisco.

23d - peoples Insurance Company of San Francisco suspended on account of Chicago losses.

24th - Riot in Los Angeles characterized by outrageous barbarity; several Chinamen were killed and fifteen hung by the mob before order was restored. 

26th - Cars on Western Pacific Railroad ran off embankment at crossing of San Joaquin river and five cars filled with passengers thrown from track; all passengers more or less injured but none killed....One thousand five hundred head of pure blood and graded stock sold at Bellview, Colusa county. 

27th - John F. SWIFT, elected Chairman of Republican Central Committee of San Francisco.

28th - Earthquake at Los Flores.

29th - Sandstorm at Anaheim and vicinity, doing much damage and killing many head of stock.

30th - Wm. C. MORSE, old resident of Santa Cruz, shot and killed by George DENNISON in a bar-room quarrel.

31st - Insurance companies advance rates for underwriting fifty per cent, at San Francisco.


1st - Over 100 persons indicted at San Francisco for dealing in lottery tickets....Failure of John SIME & Co.’s bank, at San Francisco. 

2d - Edward KEHOE, while cleaning pistol accidentally discharged it and was killed at San Francisco....Mrs. OLIVER fatally burned by switch of false hair catching fire, at same place....Farmer named Arthur PARSONS assassinated while standing by his wife’s side by unknown party, near San Jose....Fire at Cacheville destroyed nine buildings. 

3d - Judge DWINELLE rendered decision in case of Patache vs. Pacific Insurance Company, affirming validity of assessment or 75 per cent on stock of company, at San Francisco.

4th - Sacramento river lower than ever before known. 

5th - Godchaux Bros.’ dry goods store, San Francisco, entered by burglars and robbed of $5,000 worth of silks.

7th - J.B.E. CAVALLIER, President San Francisco Stock Board, suspended in consequence of failure of John SIME & Co.; liabilities, $60,000....Liabilities of John SIME & Co., Insolvent, bankers, San Francisco, found to be $247,000; assets, $186.635.14....Fire in Vallejo burned property worth $50,000....State Teachers’ Institute met at San Francisco....Joshua L. JONES killed his father-in-law, at San Francisco, in a family quarrel.

8th - As a man named POWERS with his wife and two children were ascending a mountain near Milpitas, Mrs. POWERS and the children were thrown from wagon, and she was killed and one child dangerously wounded. 

9th - Horse Tom Atchison won two-mile-and-repeat race, at Alameda; best time, 2:40 ½.

10th - Tom Atchison beat Nell Flaherty and Democrat in mile-and-a-half heat, at Alameda; time, 2:42 ½.

11th - Five of the Cloverdale stage robbers and murderers in jail in Sonoma county.

13th - Will of William E. BARRON probated in San Francisco; estate valued at from $5,000,000 to $8,000,000; bulk of it left to collateral heirs. 

14th - Proclamation issued by the Governor fixing Thanksgiving Day November 30th....Will of Mrs. Bridget HUEN, who left bulk of her property to the Catholic Church, set aside, at San Francisco....Visalia and Gilroy stage robbed by highwaymen of $500.

18th - Tom Atchison beat Nell Flaherty at San Francisco, mile heats, best three in five; best time, 1:47 ¼.

20th - Alphonzo COLLET, miner in GWINN’s mine at Mokelumne Hill, fell 100 feet, striking two others while falling - all severely injured. 

21st - Box of choice California grapes for President GRANT, and fine boxes of California apples for Queen Victoria, made up at San Francisco....St.  Charles Hotel at Stockton burned....Assessments to amount of $1,502,000 fell due at San Francisco on insurance stock to repair losses at the Chicago fire.

22d - Stockton and Copperopolis and Stockton and Visalia Railroad franchise bought by Central Pacific Railroad Company....Fire at Los Angeles; 250 tons of hay burned; los, $4,000.

24th - Meeting of physicians in San Francisco to discuss Dr. HOLLAND’s bill for regulation of prostitution....Wide Awake Base Ball Club, of Oakland, won the champion bat from Liberty Club, of San Francisco, at San Francisco.  25th - Planing mill of Sovereign & Hamilton burned at Oroville; loss, $61,000....VAN NESS elected State Senator in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

26th - Overland express train thrown off the track at Bridgeport, from spreading of the rails; but little damage done....Fight between the San Francisco harbor police and Chinamen; one of the latter shot in the abdomen and another in the hand - the latter captured.

27th - Auburn and Georgetown stage robbed by one highwayman of $1,500. 

28th - New City Hall Livery Stable, at San Francisco, fell in, killing a man called Italian Joe....San Bernardino Postoffice robbed of $4,000 by three men.