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Sacramento Bee

Monday January 6, 1862

 

 

PROBATE COURT, TO-DAY - Estate of Jas. BOCLAIR, deceased; ordered that letters issue to Public Administrator, and notice be given to creditors by publication in the Daily Bee for four weeks. Estate of Jacob BROMLEY, deceased; continued till Monday 13th inst. Estate of R.A. PARDESSUS, deceased; P. Pardessus appointed Administrator upon his filing a bond in the sum of $6,000 - John CLARKEN, J. SPRUANCE and G.W. COLE appointed appraisers -  and notice to be given creditors by publication in Daily Bee for four weeks. Estate of S.B. LEMON, deceased; bond filed, and letters ordered to issue as per order of Court made on the 30th of December, 1861. Estate of Auguste STUEMER, deceased; bond filed and letters of Administration ordered to issue as per order heretofore made.

 

GONE TO SECESSIA - It is rumored about town that James C. GOODS, a well known criminal lawyer, and late Union Democratic candidate for the Legislature, has started for the Confederate States. Upon inquiry we find certainly that he has left the city, and probably for the purpose of Joining a company who proposes going from San Francisco to Mazatlan and thence across Mexico to Southern States. But those most intimate with Mr. Goods allege that if he has gone, he has no intention of joining the rebels - that recent deaths have occurred in his family in Virginia which leave an only sister there without protection, and him the heir and devisee of considerable property which will be confiscated under the rebel laws, wnless he immediately returns to the State.

 

RELIGIOUS MEETINGS - The present is the “week of prayer” recommended by the Evangelical Alliance and by various ecclesiastical bodies of the Christian world. The pastors of this city have agreed to observe the same as well as they can, and they have arranged union prayer meetings for the evenings as follows:

Monday, 6th, at the Baptist Church, Fourth street;

Tuesday, M.E. Church, H street;

Wednesday, Presbyterian Church, Sixth street between J and K;

Thursday, Congregational Church, Sixth street,

Friday, M.E. Church, Sixth street.

The meetings will commence at 7 o’clock, and the public are invited to attend.

 

 

COUNTY COURT TO-DAY - ROBINSON Judge. A. SEIBERTS vs. GARDNER & NETHERCOTT; motion for judgment on pleading granted - judgment for amount of note And interest ordered to be entered of record, and stay of proceedings granted till the 20th instant. GOSSNER vs. GRAFF; judgment of Court below reversed, and the case is set for trial on the 14th of February. J.A. SMITH vs. J. ADAMSON; set for trial on the 14th of February. Adjourned till 10 o’clock, A.M., on Monday, 20th, instant.

 

COURT OF SESSIONS - This Court met this morning-ROBINSON, Judge; CONE and ROBINSON, Associates. Ordered, that venire issue for thirty trial jurors, the same returnable on Monday, January 20, at 10 o’clock, A.M. Ordered, that Sheriff summon Grand Jury to be in attendance at 10 o’clock, A.M. on Monday, 10th day of February next. Adjourned till 10 o’clock, A.M. on Monday, 20th instant.

 

MORTALITY - According to the Report of the Superintendent of the City Cemetery, nine deaths occurred in this city during the week ending 4th instant. Of the deceased, seven were males and two females. The diseases were small pox 2, consumption 2, ulceration of the bowels, 1, congestion of the brain 1, erysipelas 1, croup 1, scarlet fever 1.

 

EDUCATIONAL - This evening at 7 o’clock, a meeting will be held, at the office of the Secretary of the Board of Education. The old Board will do what it has to do and retire, and the new Board will take possession of the seats just left vacant.

 

LIBRARY - A regular quarterly meeting of the Sacramento Library Association will be held this evening at half-past seven o’clock, at the rooms in TUKEY’s building, corner of J and Fifth streets.

 

TRIAL - The new engine recently received from Baltimore for Engine Company No. 6, of this city, has been tried as to its capability, and the result was highly satisfactory to the Young Americas.

 

INSOLVENT - On Saturday last, Cyrus B. LINTON filed in the Clerk’s office of the Sixth District Court his petition in insolvency, asking to be discharged from his debts and liabilities. Losses in business, bad debts, high rates of interest, and heavy expenses, are set down as the causes of this case of financial embarrassment. Liabilities are stated as amounting to $3,944.14; assets, fifty hives of bees, valued at $300, and twelve hundred pounds of honey worth about $150; but the property has been levied on by BECK & ACKLEY. The District Judge has given notice for creditors of said insolvent to appear before him in open Court on the 30th day of February, 1862, to show cause, if any they can, why the prayer of the said petitioner, Linton, should not be granted.

 

BROKE DOWN - On the passage up from San Francisco, last Saturday night, the steamer Sacramento, when about twelve miles below the city, met with an accident which obliged her to make the rest of the trip by the propelling power of one wheel, and return to San Francisco yesterday for repairs.

The accident consisted in the blowing out of the head of one of the cylinders, and the noise at the time created some excitement among the passengers.

It is thought that the repairs will be made in time for the Sacramento to resume her place on the river to-morrow afternoon.

 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE

Thirteenth Session

SENATE - The Senate was called to order by P. De la GUERRA, Lieutenant Governor, at 12 M. Judge NORTON, Supreme Court Justice elect, administered the oath of office to the Senators present.

Messrs. HOLDEN, THOMAS and WATT were absent.

Mr. DeLONG offered a resolution to go into election for officers. Laid on table.

Charles A. UHRIG, of San Francisco, was appointed Acting Sergeant-At-Arms.

Mr. WARMCASTLE moved to adjourn until 11 A.M. to-morrow. Carried

ASSEMBLY - The House was called to order at 12 M. by Major ANDERSON, the chief Clerk of last session. The first order being the qualification of members, the roll was called by counties in alphabetical order, and the Representatives took the oath of office administered by Supreme Judge COPS.

Sixty-eight members were qualified.

Mr. TILTON, of San Francisco, moved, in order to afford the absentees time to arrive and assist in the organization, that the House now adjourn until to-morrow at 11 A.M.  Carried.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday January 7, 1862

 

CHAOS COME AGAIN

Any one not posted in California politics, who mixed last evening with the crowd at the St. George, must have been convinced that the Republican Party, the Union Democratic party, the Constitution of the State, and of the United States, and the Union itself were completely knocked into flinders, and could never be reorganized or restored again. Thomas Buttonholem had been defeated for door-keeper in the house of the Great Moguls. Jimmy Borem was curtailed in his aspiration to be copyist. Jack Flyaway's friend had been treated with indignity, by being refused his demands. Billy Graball had been ruled from the roast, Jeremy Hangeron had been left to shift for himself.

 

Big Self important could not have his case considered to suit him.

 

Samuel Lazybones was left on his haunches, and Mr. Luncheater would have to return to his ancient usa** wherefore the parties were split into mince meat, and the Constitution was terribly sundered. One man said he had given all his time and all his wonderful talents, even at the expense of veracity, to the building up of this party - he was the high cocalorum of the Hi Yies in the district of Humbugdom, and he came here all the way from the enlightened region to seek "winter quarters," but could not find them, therefore the party was "gone in," "cleaned out," "annihilated." Another had built up the party in the State and nation, stood the brunt of battle everywhere, had sought office had been denied it, and now the ingrates might "hoe their own row," for from this time henceforth and forever he washed his hands of all such unclean things, and would go in for "God and Liberty." And so on to the end of the chapter. But after all most people turned a deaf ear to their complaints, and moved away saying "you have been served right."

 

MILITARY MOVEMENTS - Orders were received this morning for Company B, Capt. SMITH (Marysville Rifles) of the Fifth Regiment at Camp Union, to remove to San Pedro. The company will take passage to-morrow afternoon for San Francisco. Two companies of the Fourth Regiment will arrive at Camp Union this evening, and the remainder of Col. FORMAN's Regiment will be here  by Friday next.

 

AN IMPORTANT BILL - GURLEY's bill, the provisions of which we publish to-day, is now before Congress, and commanding the attention of that body.

 

Sections 1,8,9,10,11 and 13 are the leading ones. The proposition is to liberate the slaves of rebels, colonize them in Florida, and apprentice them there for a term of years, ultimately giving them freedom, and allowing them to hold property, in Florida only.

 

CAPT. ROBERT'S COMPANY - The Los Angeles papers say that one of Capt. T. L. ROBERT's men, at New San Diego, while drilling Shanghai fashion the other day, dislocated his knee. The laxation was promptly reduced by the special post surgeon. Another man belonging to the same company is supposed to have committed suicide, by jumping off the wharf into the Bay, as he has been missing for several days.

 

THE HANSBROW PUMP - The specimens of this Sacramento invention and manufacture intended to be forwarded to the World's Fair, are on exhibition in San Francisco, where they elicit the commendation of the people and press. The Call terms it "an honor to California," and advises its readers to inspect it. It will be on exhibition until the 18th instant, when it will be shipped to London.

 

THE NATIONAL DEBT - The Secretary of the Treasury, in his late report, gives the following bird's-eye view of the national debt:

On July 1, 1860, the public debt was...$64,769,703.08

On July 1, 1861, the public debt was...$90,867,828.68

On July 1, 1862, the public debt will be.$517,372,802.93

On July 1, 1863, the public debt will be.$897,372,802.93

- provided the war shall last until that time and be carried on with the vigor the Secretary contemplates.

 

JUST OPENED - E.L. RIPLEY & CO. have just opened a new Music Store, in the new building on J street, opposite the St. George Hotel. This store is one of the neatest in the city, and their goods are new. Please look at their advertisement in another column.

 

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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday Evening

January 14, 1862

 

 

LOCAL NEWS

FROM THE INTERIOR - Mr. VOGAN, one of the proprietors of the line of stages between this city and Mokelumne Hill, arrived here last evening, and from him we learn that the destruction of property by the late flood, in the counties of Amador and Calaveras, has been terrible. At the Town of Jackson, the Young America Saloon, the American hotel, MASTERSON’s stables, and INGALL’s residence and garden, have been swept away.  The streets of Jackson are blocked up with houses, and general destruction prevails. On the Mokelumne river, the Big Bar bridge and the Middle Bar bridge have disappeared, and Dr. SOHER’s road, leading from Butte City to Big Bar bridge, and which was built at an immense cost, is perfectly ruined.

The quartz mill and house of the brothers WILEY, just beyond Butte City, were carried away by the torrent. At Ione City, WILLIAM’S brick stable had fallen, and several other houses had met with a like fate. On Sutter creek, the loss and damage had been terrific - bridges and houses being carried off like chaff. Mr. HAYWOOD, proprietor of a quartz mill on Sutter creek, had been a loser to the amount of at least $75,000. We have it from good authority that in the counties of Calaveras and Amador not a bridge is left standing. Below Ione City, it is thought that there has been loss of life.

Last Saturday night, the reports of minute guns were heard, as if signals of distress, coming from the direction of a house where lived Mr. MARTIN and his family. The whole of Ione Valley was many feet under water. No boats were to be had, so that assistance might be rendered those in danger and distress. In a short time a heavy crash was heard, the signals of distress ceased, and our informant tells us that when he left the general impression was that Martin and his family had lost their lives. The wire suspension bridge over the Cosumnes river had disappeared - the house known as WILSON’s Exchange has also been washed away, and DAYLOR’s adobe house is flat with the ground. These facts go to show that throughout the mountain districts, as well as in the valleys, the destruction of property and loss of human life exceed the worst that was anticipated, and we shall hear repetitions of such tales of distress as the avenues for communication are gradually opened to us.

 

AT THE HALL - By the steamer Antelope, which arrived last night, eighteen or twenty cases of provisions were received, and are now being conveyed to Agricultural Hall for distribution among the destitute who are congregated there. A cursory examination of the commissariat of the Howard Society showed us that there is an ample supply of cooked provisions on hand.

The food is made of excellent material and is well cooked. Yesterday, the number of persons at the Hall was reduced to 425, but since, the arrivals have brought it up to about the old standard of 500. As the water is falling, the managers have reason to believe that this number will henceforth gradually decrease, unless another flood should interfere and make flight to Agricultural Hall again a matter of necessity.

 

HOSPITABLE. - An Austrian, named Martin RANCICH, an old resident of this city, and a manufacturer of soda water, whose establishment is on Fifth street, between I and J, distinguished himself during the late flood by his acts of kindness and generosity. Being driven from the lower part of the house, he established cooking arrangements on the roof, and there he dispensed creature comforts to all who applied. Quite a number of his acquaintances from the country called on him, and none went away unsatisfied.

Some eighteen or twenty were provided with lodgings; and the host deserves honorable mention for his generous hospitality, and the kind feeling he exhibited for the distress and misfortunes of others.

 

PLEASE RETURN THEM - Persons who have picked up or know where may be Found partition walls or doors belonging to the stalls of the Cattle Grounds of the State Agricultural Society, are requested to leave the same with A.K. GRIM, or leave word at his office where they may be found. Of course all Sacramentans will take this hint and act accordingly.

 

CATTLE IN DANGER - Large boats, or rather launches, are being fitted out in this city to-day for the work of going down the river and rescuing from starvation and drowning hundreds of horses and cattle. It is said that at the Monte*nma Hills, and thereabouts, two thousand cattle are in danger of perishing.

 

OFFICIAL BUSINESS - Coroner REEVES left this morning on the steamer for Patterson’s, for the purpose of holding inquests on the remains of several persons who had been drowned, and whose bodies had been found in that neighborhood. His official business will probably detain him there for the greater part of the day.

 

DROWNED - A person named DONNELLY, when on his way home, day before yesterday, was drowned - his boat swamping while not further than ten yards from a house. He had been to the city for provisions. He lived on one of the roads leading to Stockton, a few miles south of this city.

 

RELIEF - The Howard Society are sending boats well supplied with provisions down the river, for the purpose of succoring ranchmen and their families who are surrounded with water, thus cut off from obtaining the necessaries of life.

 

VERDICT. - In the case of the colored man, KELLY, the Coroner’s jury yesterday returned a verdict finding that the deceased, who was between forty and forty-five years of age, and a native of Kentucky, came to this death on Saturday night last, by drowning.

 

PUT OFF - The trial of HOOKER, who is charged with cutting away the levee at RABEL’s tannery, and which was set for yesterday, was to-day  postponed till to-morrow, on account of the absence of the prosecuting witness.

 

CITIZEN’S MEETING - A meeting of citizens is called for to-morrow. An advertisement in another column gives the time and place of meeting and the business which will come up for consideration.

 

UP THE RIVER - The steamer Defiance is now making regular daily trips from this city up the American river to Patterson’s, which is a few miles beyond the ancient settlement of Hoboken.

 

WEATHER - This morning, the wind is from the northwest, the sun shines brightly, and the air is clear and cool.

AT IT AGAIN - We observe, this morning, that already has commenced the work of laying down new sidewalks and street crossings.

 

SHERIFF’S SALE - The sale of VERTIMER’s stock will be resumed to-morrow morning at eleven o’clock.

 

RECEDING - Last night, in this city, the water fell six inches, and J and K streets now appear 
to be very dry thoroughfares.
 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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Sacramento Bee

Wednesday Evening

January 15, 1862

 

 

“VINDEX,” in this morning’s Union, is entirely mistaken in the supposition that “Citizen” wrote the BEE’s criticism on Governor DOWNEY’s message.

 

The BEE’s article was written the evening before it was published, previous to the appearance of “Citizen” in the Union, and not a word of it was erased or altered in consequence of the published opinions of “Citizen.” The similarity in sentiment of the two, if such there were, only proves that the writers, though different persons, looked at the message in about the same light.

 

DROWNED - The San Francisco Herald of yesterday has the following: “A man named WELTY arrived here last night on the Sacramento boat with the body of his brother N.  W. WELTY, who was drowned on Saturday last about five miles from Sacramento, while assisting in building a raft. The deceased leaves a wife and three children in Illinois. The brother was in a skiff with the dead body for forty-eight hours. He was unable to find boards to construct a coffin or a place to bury deceased. He was taken on board the steamer Coenelia at Rio Vista.”

 

UP THE RIVER ALSO - Steamboats and flat boats are being employed under the auspices of the Howard Society to bring from ranches down the river stock that would otherwise perish.  That is well, for every head saved is so much gained to the whole country. When they have a chance to do so a steamer should be sent up the river for a like purpose.

 

SEVERLY WET - On Saturday, Dr. TILDEN, Resident Physician of the State Insane Asylum; “Hakatone,” or Dr. ANDERSON; Messrs. NICHOLS, HAVENS and SNYDER, were passing in a boat from Stockton to the Asylum. the boat was upset in a current, and the whole party were soused into five feet of water.

The Schooner SELMA had arrived at San Francisco with a number of families rescued from the banks of Steamboat Slough. She reports that a number of small houses had been washed away at Rio Vista.

The different Fire Insurance Companies of San Francisco have notified the San Francisco Committee that they will contribute $1,000 to the relief of the Sacramento sufferers.

 

PACHECO - A schooner arrived at San Francisco yesterday, which reported Pacheco, Contra Costa county, under water. The warehouse at that place was flooded to the depth of six feet.

 

 

COMPLIMENTING THEIR HOSTS.

At a meeting  of the guests of the Golden Eagle Hotel, held in the parlors of the house, Hon. T.

B. SHANNON was elected Chairman and S.B. BELL Secretary.

The Hon. T.M. AMES moved the appointment of a Committee to give expression, in writing, of the sense of the meeting.

Whereupon the Chair named the Hon. T.M. AMES, the Hon. R.D. FERGUSON and S.B.

BELL such committee.

The Committee reported the following, which were unanimously and enthusiastically adopted:

Resolved, That we hereby most cordially and gratefully return our sincere thanks to Messrs. TUBBS & PATTEN, the proprietors of the Golden Eagle Hotel, whose guests we are, for their successful exertions in rendering our stay in their house so agreeable during the present unprecedented flood, as to make us forget that we were dwelling in the midst of a great calamity.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary and published in the Sacramento Union and BEE.

T.B. SHANNON, Chairman

S.B. BELL, Secretary

Dated January 13, 1862

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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Sacramento Bee

Thursday Evening

January 16, 1862

 

 

MORE RAIN - Last evening it commenced raining again, thought the wind did blow from the northwest corner of the heavens, and the moon filled at 6 o’clock,  P.M.  The moon must not be called fickle after this-for in spite of changes and quarterings during the past six weeks, she has kept a wet upper lip, and she did not “dry up” once. She started in evidently bent on having a wet spell, and the prospects are that she will see her object attained. It rained steadily all last night and during the forenoon of to-day. The air is very cold, and as the American has as yet shown but little inclination to rise, there must have been a heavy fall of snow in the mountains, thus supplying the material for another flood should we suddenly have a season of warm weather. At noon to-day, the gauge at the city front showed that the Sacramento stood at the height of twenty-two feet above low water mark.

 

BURNT DOWN - Between 7 and 8 o’clock, last evening, the fire bells sounded the alarm, and it was soon seen that a large fire had broken out in the northeastern portion of the city. It proved to be the large stable at the southwest corner of E and Eleventh streets, which recently belonged to C.I. HUTCHINSON. Its contents, consisting of about 200 tons of hay, belonging to MALONE and others, together with the building, was entirely consumed.

It was with the greatest difficulty that the firemen reached the spot, and then their services were of but little avail. We believe there was no insurance on the property destroyed.

 

RETURNED - The steamer Chrysopolis, on her upward trip last night, when about twenty-five miles below the city, came across a boat which had been dispatched from this city on Monday last to render aid and assistance to distressed people. The boat’s crew were taken on board, and the boat was made fast to the steamer and towed up to this city. Those who went in the boat had distributed all the provisions which they took with them.

 

MEAN WORK - Last Sunday night, two tubs, filled with wet clothes, were stolen from the front of the residence of M.K. MURPHY, on the south side of M street, between Fourth and Fifth. It is lucky for the fellow that he was not caught in the act.

 

NARROW ESCAPE - Yesterday afternoon a man was seen floating down the Sacramento, opposite the city front, on a log, and through the exertions of two boatmen he was rescued from the perilous situation.

 

INQUEST - Justice CROUSE, of Sutterville, held the inquest on the body of the drowned Chinaman which was found at that place day before yesterday.

 

POSTPONED - the Sheriff’s sale of VERTIMER’s stock of goods has been again postponed till eleven o’clock next Saturday morning.

 

THIS AFTERNOON - At two o’clock this afternoon, the trial of SOULES for the larceny of milk cans will come off at justive COGGINS’ Court room.

 

JUDICIAL - At 10 ½ o’clock to-morrow morning the District Court will meet for the transaction of business of “law day.”

 

NO BUSINESS - Business is at a stand-still everywhere. The means of intercommunication are all broken up - goods cannot be transported mountainward, save in such small quantities as are absolutely necessary.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening

January 18, 1862

 

LIVE STOCK

The Howard Benevolent Society undertook, a few days since, to send steamers down the river to rescue stock from the ranches, and many were in this manner saved, but the flood keeps up so long, and is so likely to continue, and men, women and children come to them in such numbers for assistance, that they find it impossible to continue their exertions in saving stock without using the means which are absolutely needed to meet the wants of humanity. Besides, they find that is costs as much, and in many cases more, to send steamers after stock, take them on board and convey them to dry land, than they are worth - in addition to which one-half, if not more, of those thus rescued are so far gone that they will die, whatever may be done with them. It would be cheaper, they say, to pay to owners of stock for their loss than to send boats and men after them - and we are half inclined to that opinion. They will therefore devote their means and energies to saving human life and providing human beings with food and shelter, and must let the stock take care of itself.  They cannot do all they desire, and are determined to husband their means, which are being sorely pressed for the benefit of women, children and men. They must let the stock perish because it costs too much to save them.

WEATHER BOUND - Yesterday’s Herald says there is quite a fleet of vessels outside the heads waiting for a slant of wind to enable them to come in. The following had been telegraphed up to sundown yesterday: Ship Gladiator, 162 days from New York; British brig Jeffrard, from  London; ship Huntsville and bark Gold Hunter, from Nanaimo; schooner Blanca, from Humboldt; and a bark from Puget Sound. the Gladiator hove in sight last Saturday.

 

LOSS OF LIFE - Thus far the toll of life by flood in this State is known to be sixty-two. Time, it is feared, will swell the number many times, although the true figure will never be known, save to Him who holds the water in the hollow of His hand.

 

SAN JOSE VALLEY INUNDATED - A dispatch from San Jose to the Bulletin says the stages which left yesterday morning were compelled to return - the town is surrounded by water.

THE OVERLAND MAIL - No eastern mail has reached this city since-well, since the flood began, or about that time. The plains must be “ a hard road to travel”, just now, and there may be difficulty in making the connection about the Rocky Mountain.

 

THE HESPERIAN for January has a good likeness of the late Col. BAKER, the usual ladies’ dress plates, and a full sized paper pattern, together with the usual amount of interesting reading matter.

The bulletin says that Commodore H. H. BELL will soon arrive to relieve Commodore MONTGOMERY, the present flag officer of the Pacific squadran.

 

SNOW-Quite a quantity of snow fell at Marysville night before last, as we learn from the Express, and the people there diverted themselves by snowballing.

DUTCH FLAT, Placer county, sends $840 to the Howard Society, and a premenent Committee of Collection has been raised there.

R.H. THOMAS, of Tehama county, has lost some 2,000 head of cattle by the flood.

 

MORE OF THE DELUGE THE TRINITY COUNTRY.

The December flood was severe in Northern California and Oregon. Then there was much loss of life on the Trinity and Klamath rivers, and if the present deluge extends to that region we may expect to hear of still greater loss of life. From the latest copies at hand of the Humboldt Times we learn that H.C. SHAFER, the expressman, was drowned.

“James V. DOUGHERTY, Samuel BOGEN, John HOWE, Henry McLEASH and Ned FORD were in the store of Crow & Co., Lewiston Bar, Saturday night. At daylight the next morning the house was entirely surrounded by the angry waters; Dougherty started to swim ashore but was drowned. Three hours later the house broke up and was carried down stream in fragments, with the men on one of the largest pieces. McLeash it is supposed was benumbed with cold.

He was knocked off jy a jar, and beckoning a good bye to his companions was swept away, the survivors were rescued.”

“A man named FINN and Mr. HUOT, wife and child, occupied the old MOONEY’s Ferry house, six miles above Lewiston. Not thinking on Saturday night that the water could possibly disturb the house, they remained in it. Before being aware of any danger they were surrounded by water. Finn leaped in and swam ashore, but Huot would not abandon his wife and child. They could not escape and retreated to the second story. In a short time the house went to pieces, sweeping off in the resistless current, man, wife and child, and a faithful dog. In the total darkness they clung to the wreck for over a mile, when it struck a snag, and the wife and child were drowned. Mr. Huot reached shore - does not know how. He had hold of his dog, and probably the faithful servant saved his life.”

Antonio ENGANER was drowned, and some thirty Chinamen. The Trinity Journal says the flood was the greatest ever known by the Indians for half a century.

“The river, in places where it was confined, raised seventy feet above low water mark; in other places where it was wide the banks caved and carried away well cultivated ranches.  It became an ocean, spreading from mountain to mountain, sweeping in its furious and resistless current farm houses, miners’ cabins, mills, men, women and children; in very truth all that was animate and inanimate. Every single mining improvement on the river for one hundred miles has been destroyed, and more than one-half the bar and river miners are utterly ruined. Not a single ranch on the river bank has escaped damage, and many have been entirely swept away, or ruined by the deposit of sand and tailings.”

 

JACKSON

Jackson is the county seat of Amador county. We received to-day the Amador Ledger of Saturday last. It has just been a week on the way, but is contains news, from which we learn the following facts. For the four days previous the storm had raged with unabated fury.  The loss in Jackson is severe.

The Broadway-street bridge was carried away on Thursday. On Friday, Young America Saloon, the building next to in on the north, the old American Hotel, the bath house on Vogan street, Sloan’s gas works, MASTERSON’s livery stable, MARTEL’s stable, INGALL’s house, BROWN’s house, and some other buildings, were carried down stream.  R.M. BRIGG’s garden is totally destroyed, and the bed of the creek runs right through it; while the channel of the Middle Fork is where Masterson’s livery stable was, and the waters of this Fork flowed through Mainstreet for two days. Flour had advanced from six to ten dollars per hundred there, and continued to rise at the rate of two dollars per day  per hundred pounds; while butchers were unable to reach town with their meat, for want of bridges.

IONE VALLEY- We learn from the Amador Ledger that this whole valley was a lake, and that the flood had done great damage there. At Ione City the water was more that two feet deep. The dwelling of Mr. FARNSWORTH was swept off on Friday night, the 10th inst., as also several small buildings owned by HALL & HARRON. The new brick stable of Mr. WILLIAMS fell down and is a total wreck.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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Sacramento Bee

Thursday Evening January 23, 1862

 

 

SUPERVISORS, YESTERDAY - The Board met at 2 o’clock, yesterday afternoon -the President in the chair, and all the members present. Messrs.

RUSSELL, HITE, DICKERSON and HALL. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. On motion of Supervisor WATERMAN, the Board reconsidered the vone by which, on the day before, the proposition of B.F. LEET to construct a bridge across the K street slough was referred to a special committee, with power to act. On motion of Supervisor GRANGER, the matter was referred to the same committee, and they were instructed to report. Adjourned till 2 o’clock this afternoon.

 

ENJOYMENT - Just at the present time the streets are alive with boats, and in many of them may be seen bevies of ladies who have been tempted out by the novelty of a fine day and the inviting appearance of the water. As a matter of course, collisions are prevalent and marine dilemmas of Frequent occurrence, but these are looked upon as “Seasonable jokes,” and only occasion peals of laughter, and the timely warning, “feather your oar.”

 

RETURNED - After making a relief trip down the river as far as Rio Vista, the revenue cutter Shubrick returned to this city yesterday afternoon and announced her reappearance among us by discharge of a gun. During this last trip the Shubrick took on board about forty persons and rendered aid and assistance to many more. The persons taken from the banks of the river were transferred to the steamers bound to san Francisco.

 

ARSON CASES - By the Court of Sessions it was this morning ordered that E.F. MAYNARD and Benjamin BLAKE, witnesses in the cases of W.C. BISHOP, charged with attempts to commit arson, be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars each, payable out of the county treasury.

Bishop’s trials have been postponed for the term.

 

ITS HEIGHT - At an early hour this morning, the Sacramento had risen to within a few inches of its late highest grade. A small stream at one time, ran from the Sacramento into the city at the old gully in the ferry landing opposite the foot of I street. Soon after, the river began to fall and has now receded at least two inches.

 

RISE AND FALL - Within the city the water continued to rise, last night, till three o’clock A.M. to-day, when it reached a height of one foot less that that of the recent highest flood.  For several hours it preserved this level and then began to fall, having up to the present time receded about five inches worth.”

CURRENTS - Owing to the breaks in the north levee, a very rapid current is passing through the upper part of the city. When it reaches the Capitol grounds, the current takes a quick turn, and makes swift headway, in a westerly direction, down M, N, and O streets.

 

PASSENGERS-The cabin passengers who sailed on the Steamer St. Louis from San Francisco, on the 21st, for  Panama, are named: J.A. PECK, wife, child and servant; Captain J. LORD, Mrs. John A MUNROE and child, R. ROSS, K.C. ELDRIDGE, W. GREENWOOD and wife, H.G. WOLFE, Mrs. EMILY NORTON and child, Captain T.W. WILLIAMS and family, T.  E. RAND, W.P. TAYLOR, Mrs. C. SCHMERTZ, W. SHERMAN, M.D., U.S.N.;

“Martinetti Tourpe,” J.A. RICHARDS, P.H. NIND, H. BANNERMAN.

 

ELECTION - The Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco held its election for officers on Tuesday last. The regular opposition ticket was successful. The chosen are:

President, Jacob UNDERHILL; Vice President, Wm. NORRIS; Treasurer, Camille MARTIN; Recording Secretary, William M NOYES; Corresponding Secretary, Sidney V.  Smith; directors, Major Leonard, J.B. NEWTON, P.L. WEAVER, John C. MERRILL, C.  W. HATHAWAY, William ALVORD, John WIGHTMAN, Charles D. HAVEN, Thomas BENNETT.

The receipts of clothing, provisions and money at Musical Hall, San Francisco, on Tuesday, amounted to $3,000. Among the contributions of that day are $100 by the officers and crew of the sloop-of-war St. Mary’s; $20 from Excelsior Division Sons of Temperance;

$20 from Gen Wright; $20.75 collected by E. GILLETT; $20 California Brewery; $20 W.H.  and H.T.; and $797.75 being the net proceeds of the recent benefit at the Metropolitan Theatre.

 

COLLECTIONS - The contributions in money on Monday to the San Francisco Relief Society aggregated to $869. The most noticeable of which, says the bulletin, are from the San Francisco Pilots, $200; Calvary Church, $151.75; Pennsylvania Engine Company No 12, $120; Broadway Synagogue (Dr. COHEN’s) Sabbath School, $80.60; French Benevolent Society (second donation), $20.75.

 

The flood did much damage in the vicinity of Lexington, Santa Clara county.

HOWE’s mill was carried away; McMURTY and McMILLAN lost their mill dam and flume; BARSTOW’s mill lost its water wheel, MOODY’s steam mill is full of sand and rubbish to the top of the saws; the old FORBES mill lost its dam, and other property has been damaged.

 

NOT DROWNED - The Solano Herald of Saturday states that a rumor prevailed there, as it went to press, that Jerome C. DAVIS of Yolo had been drowned the day previous while crossing from his ranch to this city. The rumor, we are glad to be able to say, was not correct, for Mr. Davis is in this city to-day, alive and well.

 

WHAT WATER! - From November 1, 1861, to January 16, 1862, 67,610 inches of rain fell in Downieville. Over five and a half feet of water in some ten weeks, and the many feet of snow that fell not taken into account. Of course the country must be flooded.

 

The CORDAGE Company, of San Francisco, filed articles of incorporation on Tuesday.  Capitol, $100,000. trustees - James C. FLINT, Alfred L. TUBBS, Edward P. FLINT, Hiram TUBBS and George H. KELLOGG.

 

OVERBOARD -  It is very probable that the proposition to appoint a State Historian at $6,000 per annum, will not prevail at the present session because the funds are at a low ebb.

 

Many people in Stockton have concluded to raise their houses above high water mark, so soon as the weather and other circumstances will permit.

 

The Territorial Enterprise concludes that Nevada Territory had been set back fully three months by recent storms. If it be set back only that far, it has no cause to complain.

 

RAILROAD BONDS - Solano county, last week, redeemed $7,500 of her bonds, issued for the San Francisco and Marysville Railroad, at 84 ½ cents.

 

A Heavy shock of an earthquake was felt at Honolulu, December 19.

 

REMOVED - Messrs. HATCH and PARKER, Opticians, Watchmakers and Jewelers, have removed from their old store to the South-east corner of K and Second streets, over the Drug store, where they will remain for a short time only.

Mr. Charles STEWART can there be found ready to give his attention to repairing Watches, Clocks, etc.

 

AT THE HALL - At the present time, about three hundred persons are inmates of Agricultural Hall, and at meal times that number is increased by from one hundred to one hundred and fifty more. Boats are continually leaving the Hall with stores and provisions for persons and families in the suburbs.

 

NOTHING DONE - The Police Court opened at the usual hour this morning, but as few witnesses were in attendance, on account of the difficulty experienced in getting about the city, all the cases on the calendar were continued till next Monday morning, to which time the Court then adjourned.

 

SAILED - The Shubrick, at an early hour this morning, started on another relief trip down the river. Edgar MILLS, as representative of the Howard Benevolent Society, has taken passage on her.

 

The German Benevolent Society of San Francisco have chosen the following officers for

the ensuing year: President, C.F. MEBIUS; Vice President, G. GUNDLACH; 2d Vice

President C.H. VOIGHT; Recording Secretary, M. BERNHEIM; Financial Secretary,

H. MICHELS; Treasurer, H. NEILSON

 

   

A FRENCHMAN named JORDEN was drowned near the Enriquita mines, Santa Clara county, last week.

ADVERTISEMENTS

WHOLESALE HOUSE - The old established and most successful house of SMEATH & ARNOLD, who have places of business in San Francisco, Sacramento and Red Bluff, have just established a Branch House in the railroad depot at Folsom, which will be found a great convenience to their friends and customers in the interior. There they intend keeping a large stock of Staple Goods of all kinds until business in this city resumes its old channels. Smeath & Arnold have had twelve years business experience in California, and their facilities are such that traders will find it advantageous and profitable to call on them.

 

FIREWOOD! FIREWOOD!

The undersigned would inform his firends and the public generally that having been flooded out of his old wood yard, he has now established himself on the corner of Second and N streets, where he intends to keep the best quality of FOUR FOOT WOOD and STOVE WOOD, of all sizes, at the lowest market prices.

F. WYNTJENS

 

W.H. HALSEY,

Dealer in family groceries, provisions, wines, liquors, etc., Southwest cor. L and 2d streets.  The attention of pruchases and consumers of Groceries, Provisions, Wines, etc., is respectfully called to the superior stock now on hand. I am constantly receiving choice ranch and Eastern Butter, California Lard, Hams, bacon, together with all articles in this line of business.

 

FOGUS & COGHILL

Have removed to No. 49 Front street, between J and K. Their stock of Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, etc. Very extensive and carefully selected-is well worthy the attention of purchasers. We will be happy to see the old patrons of the house, as well as our former customers. We will give such inducements as will make it the interest of all to call and see us.

 

REMOVAL

The Coffin Warehouse has been removed from Fourth street to No. 102 K street, between

Fourth and Fifth, where those requiring anything in that line can save money by

patronizing

T. TRUE

General Undertaker.

All orders left at his place, at any hour of the day or night, will be attended to with promptness and dispatch. Interments made in all the Cemeteries.

 

DRUGS!  DRUGS!  DRUGS!

Camphene, Patent Medicines, Oils, Paints, Brushes, and Toilet Goods,

Etc.,

The largest stock, at lowest prices

C. MORRILL, Druggist

K street, corner Third and San Francisco

 

 

FURS,   FURS,   FURS!

Just received, a large invoice of Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Furs, which owing to the flood, we are compelled to sell at half price! Also, just received one hundred pieces carpets, all new styles, for sale cheap.

C. CROCKER, 246 J street between Eighth and Ninth

 

VAN WINKLE & DUNCAN,

Importers and dealers in Iron, Steel, Cumberland Coal, New Yourk Horse Nails, and Blacksmiths tools. Sole proprietors of Salmon & Bliss’ Tire upsetting machine.

22, 24, and 26 Fourth street, second door north of J.

 

DRY WOOD! DRY WOOD!

Four foot wood, stove wood, hard and soft coal and charcoal, all dry and in fine order, are offered for sale at the Wood Yard on Third street, between K and L. The above will be sold at the most reasonable rates, and delivered free of charge in all parts of the city.

MIXER & HIGGINS

 

ALL-HEALING JAPANESE SALVE.

The Japanese Salve is the best preparation that has ever been discovered for the cure of Poison from poison oak, cuts, sprains, burns, piles, boils, bruises, corns, gunshot wounds, chillblains, sore nipples, nursing sore breasts, and in fact, all kind os sores. For sale by REDINGTON & CO., Agents, San Francisco, all Druggists, and by JUSTIN GATES, Sacramento.

 

 

PIANO MAKER AND TUNER

C.H. SCHMIDT

M street, 2d house from the Capitol, between tenth and Eleventh. Tuning and repairing pianos. Fine furniture repaired.

 

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Sacramento Bee

Wednesday Evening

April 2, 1862

 

BODY FOUND - Yesterday, word was left at the Coroner’s office that the body of a dead man had been found ** *** Dry Creek House, on the opposite side of the American river.  The remains were discovered by a person named William DEADMAN, at 3 o’clock on the afternoon of Monday last. Owing to the violence of the wind, which ** ** quite a sea on “tule lake”, Coroner REEVES did  not deem it safe to visit the ranch, yesterday, for the purpose of holding an inquest. He left the city this morning for the purpose of performing that duty. As this body was found near where LADBROOK’s remains were discovered, it is reasonable to suppose that the former one was of the same boat’s crew.

FIRE DEPARTMENT - At a regular monthly meeting of the Board of Delegates of the Fire Department, held last evening, there were present President KELLOGG, and Delegates McMANNUS, GRAVES, SMITH, ROBBINS, FELCH, MOSS, BIDWELL and FLOOD. Minutes of previous meetings were read and approved.

Committee on proposed amendments to the Citizens Charter reported progress, and were granted further time. D.C. HOWE, as delegate from Neptune Hose Co., presented his credentials, was sworn in and took hos seat. Application of L H*EBLIN, of Engine Company, No. 4, and of C.D. HOSACK, of Engine Company No. 6, for exempt certificates, were referred to Certificate Committee -Adjourned.

POLICE COURT, To-day - Ah SING, alias BRADY, petit larceny of a coat, valued at $20, the property of G.C. ALLEN; defendant was tried and convicted, and ordered to appear for sentence to-morrow morning., G.W. HAYNE, disturbing the peace in the day time; defendant pleaded guilty, and waiving time was fined $10. W. HICKEY, petit larceny of the bits worth of pie; prosecuting attorney enters nolle pros., and Mr. Hickey was allowed to go.

FURNITURE - The new hotel at San Francisco called the Russ House, about being opened by Messrs. HARDENBERGH and DYER, old residents of this city, will be splendidly furnished and decorated throughout. Messrs. GRIMES & FELTON of this city have contracted to supply the Russ House with its furniture, and that at a cost of fifty or sixty thousand dollars.

ARM BROKEN - A.J. NICHOLS, at one time a resident of this city, but now Secretary of the Stockton Lunatic Asylum, had his arm broken last Saturday afternoon by a pistol in the hand of one Wash. HAVENS. The cause of the difficulty does not appear.

PRESENTED - There were received this morning, at the Office of the Secretary of the State Agricultural Society, from Capt. E.A. SHERMAN, one pair of horns of the Rocky Mountain sheep.  These horns weigh fourteen pounds, and are said to be the largest ever secured by white man.

GONE BELOW - Yesterday afternoon, Deputy Sheriff LANSING left for San Francisco, on his way to San Quentin, with J. Reynolds, convicted of arson, and sentenced to confinement in the State Prison for the term of five years.

WHERE THEY ARE - Persons who have lost track of their cows, etc., and have reason to believe that the Poundmaster had taken charge of them, may find their animals at te new Pound, corner of D. and Eleventh streets.

MONTHLY MEETING - The Sacramento Turn-Verein will hold a regular monthly meeting, at 8 o’clock this evening, at their Hall on K street, between Ninth and tenth.

The Sierra County News is the name of a new paper published at Downieville, on the material of the late “Citizen.” It is to be a Union journal.

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Sacramento Bee

Thursday Evening

April 3, 1862

 

THE WEATHER AND RIVERS IN THE MOUNTAINS

WEBSTER’S, APRIL 3d - It has been snowing at this point since the 27th ult., and no indication of clearing off. To-day the American river is rising, though very slowly, perhaps one or two inches a day. All work on the roads is necessarily suspended on account on the late storm. Mr. GASS, superintendent of repairs on county road, is of opinion that it can be opened for teams with fifteen days, providing the weather be favorable.

PLACERVILLE, April 3 - It rained hard here all night; all the streams running quite fill this morning - indications of more rain.

COLOMA, April 3 - The river has raised one foot since 9 P.M. yesterday; on a stand now.

MARYSVILLE, April 3 - Weather clear, cool, but pleasant - river rising very slowly.

OROVILLE, April 3 - Weather clear and pleasant; river about the same for several days - not rising now.

 

LUCKY MAN - Gen SHIELDS is a lucky man. He was made a Brigadier without personal solicitation; had a special messenger sent after him to Mexico to tell him of his good luck; he went to Washington, got a command almost at once, and the first we hear of him he is in a fight, and conqueror!

EVERY DAY - HOUCK, at Congress Hall, J Street, between Fourth and Fifth, serves up an excellent Lunch daily. Call any time between the hours of ten and one o’clock and you will find it hot.

 

CALIFORNIA CENTRAL RAILROAD - Mr. Samuel HYATT has this day been appointed Agent at Sacramento for the C.C.R.R., and is authorized to transact all business connected with said road. The be found at the office of D.W. EARL, 101 and 103 Front street.

C.L. WILSON

 

N.B. - the agent for the Herald and Mirror in Sacramento, is Mr. W.B.RICE, who may be found on Fourth street, between J and K, at the Cigar Stand, next to the Post Office.

 

THE OLD STORE OPEN AGAIN!

B. KOZMINSKY & Co., successors to G.K. Van HEUSEN No. 204 J Street, bet. 7th and 8th  Are now prepared, and will sell their extensive stock of Goods, consisting of Crockery, glassware, Gancy Goods, Furniture and bedding.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Friday, July 11, 1862

 

CONVICTED - In the Court of Sessions on Wednesday, William DAVIS was tried and convicted on a charge of robbery, the jury recommending him to the mercy of the Court. The robbery took place May 1, 1861, at Fifth and I streets, at which time and place George S. DAYTON, a fruit peddler, had about sixty dollars taken from his pockets. Sentence was deferred until Monday morning next.

 

WATER RAISED FRUIT - C.H. SWIFT took yesterday an apple larger than a hen's egg from a tree growing in his yard at Fifth and L streets, which has been surrounded by water from one to four feet deep during the entire season. The tree and the fruit appear to be in healthy condition. In many instances, however, apple trees which appear healthy while the water remains, die when it leaves them.

 

THE LAST PROPOSAL - The last proposition for getting rid of the water in the city is that an effort be made to get Picayune BUTLER to come to town and turn the channel of 'Burns' slough, provided he is successful in his effort at Vicksburg to turn the channel lf the Mississippi. If he will take the job on the condition of no pay until the work is done, let him have the contract.

 

POLICE COURT - In the Police Court yesterday John SMITH was arraigned for sleeping on the sidewalk, but promising not to get so tired again, was dismissed. The examination of R. DUKE, charged with forgery, was postponed until Monday. The trial of Frances ARETA, for stealing a pistol, was put over until the same day.

 

TRIAL OF THE POUNDMASTER - Poundmaster MAYO, after a prolonged trial before the Board of Supervisors for various offenses in connection with his office was yesterday "honorably discharged," with notice from several of the members that if he continues in the same course of action in the future, they will certainly vote for his expulsion.

 

FALSE ALARM - The bell of Engine Company No. 6 sounded an alarm of fire at about half-past two o'clock yesterday, but without foundation so far as we could ascertain. Several of the engines turned out promptly, but their services were not needed.

 

ARRESTS - The following arrests were made yesterday: Charles COLLINS, Andrew ANDERSON, Frederick YAGER and James GARNETT, by Officers NORRIS, DREMAN and RACE, for a violation of the ordinance concerning streets and alleys.

 

THE RIVER - The Sacramento river has fallen to 12 feet 6 inches above low water mark, and goes down at the rate of two or three inches every twenty-four hours.

 

OUT AGAIN - John SMITH, who was stabbed some two or three weeks ago by H. HAGEL, with a pair of shears, has so far recovered as to be on the street again yesterday.

 

CORRECT NAME - The name of one of the children drowned on Wednesday afternoon near Twelfth and K streets, was Cash M. CAVE, instead of "McCase." as was published yesterday.

 

SHORT TRIP - The schooner Union arrived at the levee yesterday in fifteen hours from San Francisco. This is very good time for a sailing vessel, although the trip has been made in about thirteen hours.

 

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Sacramento Daily Union

Wednesday July 16 ,1862 

 

CONDITION OF NEFF - John Neff, who attempted to poison himself on Monday, has so far recovered from the effects of the strychnine taken by him that his life is considered out of danger. Dr. MONTGOMERY remained at the station house with him until after midnight, some three or four hours, not deeming it safe to leave him earlier. Neff is still confined in one of the cells at the station house, and appears to be at times insane. It is the opinion of those who have him in charge, that Judge HONG of Yolo, as he is a resident of that county, should order an examination as to his sanity, and if necessary have him removed to Stockton. He gives no reason for making the attempt to kill himself, but his friends say that he lost some eighty or ninety dollars at gambling a few days ago, which circumstances led to the act. We were informed at the station house on Monday evening by one of Neff’s friends (JONES) that he had learned on inquiry at Klink & Hatfield’s drug store, that they had sold strychnine to a man supposed to be Neff early in the evening. It turns out that Jones was misled in his conversation with them, and that the statement was incorrect. They described the man who had applied for strychnine, but were not sufficiently explicit in stating he did not get it. Neff himself stated that he obtained the poison form a drug store up town, paying seventy-five cents for it, but he could not designate the establishment. 

LEVEEING AND DRAINAGE - R. CLARK and John TANSMAN made an exploration yesterday in the vicinity of the City Cemetery, to ascertain the chances of prosecuting further the work of draining the city. They came to the conclusion that a new section of levee is necessary, running from the ground occupied by the brick kilns to the high land on which the cemetery is located. The effect of this levee will be to prevent the water from backing up to the extent it does at present. The work can be accomplished probably in a day, by fifteen or twenty men, who will need some two hundred sacks for portions of it. It will be commenced to-day. No determination was arrived at as to any plan of drainage. It is thought by some who have made an examination of the ground that there is not sufficient fall between here and the lake this side of Sutterville to lower the water in the city, and that the only plan which can be adopted will be to drain in the Sacramento river. Further examination will be made to-day with this object in view. 

PROBATE - In the matter of the estate of N.T. ABBEY, deceased, the petition of Thomas C. JONES for administration on said estate was yesterday filed, and also the consent of the widow of the deceased thereto. Ordered that the hearing of the same be set for July 30th, at ten o’clock A.M., and that due notice be given. The death of the said N.T. Abbey being proved to the satisfaction of the Court, by the affidavit of T.C. Jones, it was ordered that the said Jones be appointed administrator with full power to collect and sue for all debts due the estate, and to take into possession and safely keep all property belonging to the estate upon filing a bond in the sum of $1,000, conditioned according to law. Bond filed and letters of administration issued. 

COMMITTEE MEETING - The Committee of eleven appointed by H.O. BEATTY, President of the Union Administration County Convention, will meet this evening at his office, Read’s Block. The business of the Committee will be to determine what vacancies exist in said Convention, and take measures for filing the same. The Committee is composed as follows: J. McCLATCHY, F. TUKEY, F. JOHNSON, J.R. SELDEN, R.H. DALY, Justin GATES, Robert ROBINSON, I.B. MARSHALL, G.H. CUSHING, L.S. TAYLOR, and W. HENDRIC. 

NEEDS ATTENTION - Since the drainage of the water from the vicinity of Seventh and P streets, it is discovered that one of the water pipes in that neighborhood is leaking and wasting daily a large quantity of city water. We refer the subject to the City Tapper and the Poundmaster - the one to repair the pipe, and the other to keep the dogs from biting him while in the act. The water is discharged near the premises of S.W. BUTLER. 

THE MONEY PAID - The deed for the St. George Hotel was yesterday delivered over from Haggin & Tevis to the Trustees of the Odd Fellows’ Association, the entire amount of purchase money having been paid. A Committee of this association advertise that rooms in the building will be let in a few days. It is the expectation of the present landlord of the St. George to make the transit to the Orleans Hotel on Monday next. 

ELOPEMENT AND ASSAULT IN YOLO - The Knight’s Landing News of July 12th relates the following case of unfaithfulness in a wife:

David FLETCHER, who lives near the Willow slough, returned to his home on Monday evening about two o’clock, and concluding he would not disturb his wife, proceeded to get into his house through the window. Upon gaining entrance he was surprised to find his place occupied by another, who jumped on Fletcher and handled him rather roughly. On the following morning the occupant, Eli FROOME, assisted by Ben SCOTT and DOANE, went with a team to take off the erring wife of Fletcher. This he resisted stoutly, when the three (as he tells it) assailed him and held him until the wife was safely placed in the conveyance and gone. Fletcher went to Woodland and got out warrants for the arrest of the three men. Froome, however, with the woman, arrived here and took the steamer Defiance for Sacramento. The Sheriff arrived last night in pursuit. We understand one of the party, Doane, has been arrested. 

MURDER IN HUMBOLDT - Recently, a man by the name of DAY was murdered on New River, by another named DAVIS. Both were miners, and were alone at a cabin when the difficulty took place. Davis, after committing the murder, went up the creek and told of it, and when the miners repaired to the spot, the found Day horribly mutilated, with no less than eight stabs, either one of which would have proved fatal. Davis is now in jail in Weaver, awaiting his trial. He is represented as being a very bad man, and from all the information we can gather, the murder was cold blooded. Day was an old man, and well known in the vicinity of Bunker Hill, Klamath county. 

FROM AMADOR - A man named John Chorigan was arrested on Monday by officer GAY, on board the San Francisco boat, as she left the levee, on the strength of a telegraphic dispatch from Jackson, Amador county. As Chorigan was the last man in getting on the boat, the arrest was not made until it was too late to come ashore. Officer and prisoner were taken to Rio Vista and came up on the return boat. The nature of the charge against the prisoner is not known. An officer from Amador will come to-day to take him to that county. 

DOGS AND TAGS - About seventy-five dog tags in all have been sold by Treasurer BIRD. Poundmaster MAYO has deputized a regiment of boys to catch the untagged dogs and deliver them at the Pound, at the rate of $3 per dozen. This tariff of prices will afford the boys twenty-five cents each and a profit to the principal of the same amount for each animal. 

SUPREME COURT - In the Supreme Court, in the case of the People vs. BOGGS, thirty days additional time was yesterday given, on motion of counsel and by stipulation, to appellant, in which to file petition for rehearing. 

ARRESTS - John O’MEARA was yesterday arrested by James GILES for drunkenness and disturbance of the peace. Charles CHAMBERS was also arrested by officer BURKE for a violation of a city ordinance in obstructing Fourth street. 

COMMENCING PRACTICE - Ex-Governor BIGLER is about to commence the practice of law in this city, in connection with a law firm already established - that of Coffroth & Spaulding. 

STOLEN - George CALLAHAN had a valuable gold watch stolen from his pocket yesterday, at Hooker’s ranch, a short time before the picnic company left to return to the city. 

THE RIVER - The Sacramento river has fallen to a point but eleven feet above low water mark. 

ROBBERY - The house of one SLOAN, near Soquel, Santa Cruz, was broken into and robbed of money, silverware, clothing and other valuables while the inmates were absent celebrating the Fourth. 

HOMICIDE IN TRINITY - Alfred MARSH was killed at Brown’s Flat, in Trinity county, July 3d, in an affray with a man named Davis. The latter escaped.   

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Sacramento Daily Union

Thursday August 7, 1862

 

(Note: this is a partial transcript of the loss of the steamer Golden Gate. There were articles spanning several days and pages; I choose this because of the passenger lists.)

 

BY TELEGRAPH TO THE UNION

 

ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ST. LOUIS

 

Loss of the Golden Gate,

And Nearly Two Hundred of Her Passengers and Crew.

Nearly One and a Half Millions of Treasure Lost.

 

LIST OF LIVES SAVED

 

Passengers by the St. Louis.

 

San Francisco, August 6th

 

The Pacific Mail Steamship Company's steamer St. Louis, W.E. LAPIDGE, Commander, left San Francisco July 1st, 1862, at 10 A.M. with 145 passengers and $1,267,160.58 in specie, for Panama. July 5th, at 9:20 P.M., passed the Golden Gate, bound up. Arrived at Acapulco July 9th at 4:15 P.M.; received supplies and sailed at 8 P.M. The same day at 9:30 P.M. passed steamer Sonora, bound up. Arrived at Panama July 16th at 7 A.M. Returning, left Panama July 20th at midnight, with 405 tons of freight and 320 passengers from New York. July 11th by steamer Northern Light. Arrived at Acapulco July 27th at 8:45 A.M.; received coal and supplies, and sailed at 3 P.M. Arrived at Manzanillo July 29th at 5 A.M.

 

On arrival at Manzanillo the St. Louis received intelligence of the total loss of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's steamer Golden Gate by fire, on the evening of July 27th, about fifteen miles northwest of Manzanillo harbor. The St. Louis immediately started for the scene of the wreck, fired signal guns, lowered boats and took off from the shore all the survivors of the wreck who could be found. Remained at Manzanillo till July 30th, leaving Captain HUDSON and his crew at that port to render any further assistance that might be necessary.

 

The St. Louis brings up seventy-eight of the Golden Gate's passengers, all that are known to be saved, and a portion of her crew. Arrived at San Francisco August 6th, at five P.M.

 

The St. Louis brings one hundred and twenty-six packages of mail from New York and $162,470 in specie from Manzanillo.

 

She left in port at Panama the United States steamer Saranac; at Acapulco, the coalship Juliette Trundy.

 

The following is her passenger list:

 

Horace WEBSTER and wife, J.H. CARROLL and wife, J.B. PURDY, F. SECCHI, P.J. KELLY, Sophie SHULTERS, Louise ROHLI, A.L. ROE, O. MILLER, William H.D. MORRILL, Thomas CRANE, Mrs. R. ECCLESTON and child, A. MOORE, Miss WESTLAKE, Q.L. ADAMS, Miss B. BLODGETT, L.W. GATES and child, Bertha KOHN and brother, Miss ALEXANDER, C.E. MOWRY, John STAGG, Mrs. N.H. FRANCIS, Mrs. KELLY, James W. CULLEN and wife, Charles R. CARROLL, Frederick REWER, wife and daughter, Sarah SPARHAWK, Mrs. C.W. CHANDLER and child, J.H. LEONARD, Miss E.M. FERNALD, Alexander WARFIELD, Mrs. L.L. BAKER, Miss H.A. GRANT, G.A. MENDON, Johnson KNIGHT, D.C. TRIPP, B.P. DORR, Mrs. Susan DOW and child, George H. HORN, William Whitfield, C. FRANK and wife, A. RYERS, J.L. TRUELL, Albert PRIEST, E.D. MORGAN, G.F. HUNTING, U.S.A., Mrs. E. LOVEJOY and child, E.S. KARNEY, E. CONNOR, wife and infant; Mrs. SHELL and infant, P.A. OWENS, G.W. DENT, Mrs. EDSON, dauther, friend and four children; Mr. EDSON, Josefa TORREA and two children, C. TORRES, A. TORRES, F. DeTROYAT, Mr. GREGNERE and wife, C.E. JOHNSON, Mr. NUGENT, wife and infant; E. BAMBRINO, brother and mother, Josefa CALPINA, T.KUHM and two children, P. KUHN, Miss WILHUSEN, W.H. KAY, W.B. LEDGE, J. H. BROWN, Delia ACHER, A.P. FULLER, J.E. ROSE, John BRADLEY, J. PEREZ, Emily LANDGRAFF, Hettie LUNDBERG and child, Mary DALY, Mrs. T.D. BOERUM, Mrs. B.C. BOERUM, T.V. SCUDDER, T. WALCH, Fanny HARRIS, Mrs. C. STRUTHA, Jane KENYON, Robert KENYON, Robert GOE and sister, A. MAYERS, Robert MAYERS, wife, daughter and three children; M.L. TAYLOR, W.N. CHAPMAN, Mrs. LESALLE, Mrs. M.A. DOUGLASS, Miss H.A. EAGLES, J.E. DARLING, Susan BRADY, J.ELLENBACK and boy, Jno. McINTEE, Augusta KITCHEN, Maria GIBBS, Hariett ADAMS, W. McCAUSEMAN, Wm. HOLDEN, J. WILKINSON and wife, Louisa SPENCER, George WATERMAN, and two hundred and twenty others.

 

Passengers of Golden Gate Saved

 

The following is the list of passengers and crew saved from the Golden Gate:

 

FIRST CABIN - Ben. HOLLADAY, J. WHITNEY, Jr., Capt. R.H. PEARSON, Abel GUY, A.J. NICHOLS, Mrs. W.T. GOUGH, J.C. JONGHAUS and wife, Mrs. A.E. WALLACE, A. CHAVANUE, C.F. FOX, S. MURPHY and wife, A.J. GUNNISON, Geo. O. McMULLEN, B.L. SCHMIDT, Mrs. D.A. NURSE, H. FURNHJELM, Miss A.A. MANCHESTER, 8 yrs, Miss C.E. MANCHESTER, 5 yrs, Frank MANCHESTER, 3 yrs, G. GIVEN, a boy 2 years old, ------ Given, babe, 8 weeks old.

 

SECOND CABIN - J.F. HAYWARD, R.H. DORSEY, O. BRADLEY, P.H. MORAN, G.F. BLERTHAUPT, Mrs. C.J. ROSS, George FULTON, 7 years old, S.C. TODD, John or Jonas, boy, 4 years old, Mrs. S. FRANCIS, Felix BESSOM, W.R. WILCOX, C.E. THOMAS, ----W. Walker, G. MOLINDE, John JENKINS, G.W. CHASE, E. SICKER, J.P. BELL, Jane C. FORSYTHE, servant to Mrs. GREEN, John H. BOOTH, 13 yrs old, William HAMILTON, B. HOLLIDAY's servant, Isaac W. GEAR.

 

STEERAGE - C.W. FOLLENSBEE, J. HASKELL, J. SONARDS, N.C. MORCOM, R. PERRY, R. LESLIE, W.H. HENSHAW, W. WOODWARD, John SMITH, J. TISOT, William HENRY, J.N. BERIDGE, E.C. BONKER, Joseph ANTONE, Philip CLOSS, J.H. MITCHELL, George F. EMERSON, M.H. BATES, J. SPENCER, B.N. KEARNEY, John DILLON, N. WALTY, A. FISHER, S.A. MANN, Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps,. R. COOPER, B. CLYRAC, H.A. ALLEN, J.C. GARBER, O.P. DARLING, John CHART, J.M. MURPHY

 

OFFICERS AND CREW - W.H. HUDSON, Captain, Matthew NOLEN, First Mate, W. WADDELL, Chief Engin'r, J.K. WOOD, Purser, H. McKINNEY, Second Mate, Sam BERNARD, sailor, M. FAIRFIELD, sailor, F. WARNER, sailor, F. GORE, sailor, M. FREE, sailor, W. HOWD, sailor, T. FIELD, sailor, C. MILLER, sailor, J. WILSON, sailor, C.C. SULLIVAN, sailor, F.A. BRIERLY, First As't En., J.G. WHITING, Sec. As't En., T. McDOWELL, Water Tender, T. CONLEY, Water Tender, C. McNIEL, fireman, Wm. BRITT, fireman, Jas. ENNIS, fireman, P. DONNELLY, fireman, J. WILSON, fireman, Mike MURRY, fireman, Antonio PACHECO, fireman, C. NORRIS, coal passer, J. WATSON, coal passer, W. HARVEY, coal passer, W. KELLY, coal passer, John CORAN, coal passer, R. DAVY, coal passer, M.J. MATHERSON, steward, Margaret McINTIRE, colored stewardess, C. HAMILTON, steerage do, S. LEWIS, steerage steward, H. McLANE, baker, R. MARKEY, second baker, J.F. HARRIS, porter, F. DOUGLASS, butcher, G.H. FOOTE, cabin waiter, Tom. KELLY, cabin waiter, D. CORCORAN, cabin waiter, J. DONOHUE, cabin waiter, P. JEFFREYS, cabin waiter, R. BARTLOW, cabin waiter, G. CAPHUS, cabin waiter, W .JOSEPH, cabin waiter, E. DUCKETT, cabin waiter, J. PETERSON, cabin waiter, C. FRITZ, steerage waiter, D. CALLAGHAN, steerage waiter, C. GRAY, steerage waiter, J. McCLOY, second cook, M. McSHANE, third cook, P.A. RYAN, storekeeper, W.H. GIBSON, barber, J. McLAUGHLIN, mess boy, D. REED, working passage, R. RIDLEY, working passage, W. PRICE, working passage.

 

There were on board the Golden Gate 242 passengers, 96 crew - in all 338; known be saved, 140; lost and missing 198. One boat containing about twenty-two people had not been heard from at the time the St. Louis left Manzanillo. This boat was in charge of the Third Mate, and is supposed to have missed the harbor in the night and gone down the coast. These are not included in the list of saved.

 

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Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, November 25, 1862

 

Delay of the Steamers - An unusual difficulty was experienced yesterday by the steamer Chrysopolis in her attempt to pass down the river front from her landing at N street to a point below R street at which she could turn. The schooners were mounted so close together that it was impossible for her to pass between them. It is said that the steamboat landing will necessarily have to be removed below R street, until the narrow channel can be kept open for the boats to depart. It is, of course, a source of great trouble to the captains of schooners, and difficult for the Harbormaster, to clear the passage every day, but there is much more trouble created, and considerable damage to property produced, by daily permitting vessels to be in the way until the steamer strikes them, as is frequently the case. It is important to the traveling public, and especially to the interest of the city at this time, that the steamboats be driven no further down than their present location, and that every facility be extended to them which the depth of the water will allow. Yesterday, after tearing away considerable lumber on one schooner, jamming the rigging of another, having a third towed out of the way by the Governor Dana, and spending an hour in moving five rods, the Chrysopolis got under way and started for San Francisco.

Probate - Estate of Peter KIEFFER, deceased - Application for confirmation of sale of real estate coming on to be heard the sale was yesterday confirmed. Estate of Seth BRIGGS, deceased - The widow of deceased having been cited to appear on this day to answer as to the property belonging to the estate of said deceased, the same is continued until December 8, 1862, at ten o’clock, A.M. Petition of the widow filed, praying for a revocation of the letters granted upon said estate to F. MACOMBER; also praying that she may be appointed Administratrix of said estate; set for hearing on December 8, 1862. Due notice ordered to be given. Estate of John HALEY, deceased - Application for sale of personal property, coming on to be heard, order for sale granted. Estate of Peter LUBEY, deceased - Same order. Estate of J. BRUMMER, deceased - Same order. Estate of M.D.S. HYDE, deceased.  Application for sale of real estate granted. Estate of James K. BROWN, deceased - Application for sale of real estate coming on to be heard, continued until December 22, 1862. Estate of N.T. ABBEY, deceased - Petition for sale of personal property coming on to be heard, order of sale granted.

Habeas Corpus - A.D. BIGELOW was taken before Judge McKUNE yesterday morning on a writ of habeas corpus. District Attorney UPTON appeared on behalf of the State and M.M. ESTEE for the prisoner. ESTEE claimed the discharge of the prisoner chiefly on the ground that the term of imprisonment to which he had been sentenced, viz; one year from September 3, 186_, had expired. He also contended that the commitment was defective. The case was taken under advisement by Judge McKUNE until this morning, with the understanding that the District Attorney would furnish such authorities during the day as he might have. Formerly our Judges generally pronounced sentence of imprisonment to commence at a certain date. More recently, on account of decisions of the Supreme Court, they generally make the term date from the delivery of the prisoner at the State Prison. Had the sentence of BIGELOW been so worded there could have been no question as to the necessity of his serving out the term as originally intended.

Charge of Grand Larceny - A boy named James MILLS, some eighteen years of age, was arrested yesterday on a charge of grand larceny, in stealing a mare worth $500, the property of Charles McKILLOP. The animal had been placed by the owner on an ranch in Yolo county, some twelve miles from the city.  Yesterday she was ridden by MILLS to a stable on K street, and the owner, on seeing her in a condition which indicated that she had been violently ridden, and as he considered abused, caused MILLS to be arrested. MILLS’ statement is that she escaped from the ranch on which she had been placed and came to that on which he lived, and that he rode her to town with the intention of taking her back again. As he made no attempt to sell her, and as his reputation for honesty seems to be good, his statement is probably the correct version of the affair, but he is nevertheless amenable to the law for the use and perhaps abuse of the property of another. The case will be investigated in the Police Court to-day.

Wants to Build - W. MELVILLE asks of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department the privilege of putting up a frame building at Fourth and I streets. The Board of Supervisors will decide the case.

Brought Up - F. KOSTA’s new schooner Sacramento, just launched, was yesterday towed up in the city and the across the river in the Washington shipyard to be caulked, painted and fitted out for service.

Doing Well - The little daughter of E. JACOBS, who was injured on Saturday evening at the Metropolitan Theater by the wadding of a gun, is doing well, and will soon recover from her injuries.

Continued - The case of Mark HOPKINS vs. john H. HOUSMAN, City Tax Collector, etc., which was set for trial yesterday in the District Court, was continued for the term by consent.

Degree of Rebekah - El Dorado Lodge No. 8, I.O.O.F. will this evening hold a meeting of the Degree of Rebekah, at the Hall corner of Third and K streets.

THE COURTS

District Court - J.H. McKUNE, Judge

Monday, November 21, 1862

T.L. BUCKHOUT vs. S.P. SWIFT et al - On Motion of George CADWALADER, cause

set for trial on Wednesday, December 10, 1862.

Rufus WADE vs. D.H. HASKELL et al - On motion of WINANS & HYER, cause set for trial Wednesday, December 10, 1862.

Ferdinand WOODWARD vs. His Creditors - Sheriff appointed assignee.

  In re Sophia M. TILDEN to become sole trader - Hearing of application

continued until to-morrow at half past ten o’clock A.M.  W.H.H. DAVIS vs. Jasper DODSON - Decree of foreclosure ordered entered of record.

Mark HOPKINS vs. John H. HOUSMAN, City Tax Collector, etc. - Continued for the term by consent.

Adjourned until half past ten o’clock A.M. to-morrow.

 

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The Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, December 2, 1862

 

CITY INTELLIGENCE

ANOTHER HOMICIDE - At about six o’clock last evening, a man named Harry PEIRCE was shot and killed, on L street, near Fourth, by James N. CARTTER, Constable of Justice HAINES’ Court. An inquest in the case was held during the evening by Coroner REEVES, a report of which will be found in another column. The parties had both been active during the afternoon at the First and Second Ward polls, but both worked for the same ticket and had no difficulty of a political nature. A few minutes before the shooting occurred, they met at the house of a Spanish woman named Mary SANCHEZ, concerning whom, it is said, they had some difficulty several months ago.  CARTTER’s statement of the affair is about as follows: Desiring to be on hand at a dance to come off in the night, and having drank considerably through the afternoon, he went to the house in question and laid down to take a nap. He was aroused up by the door of the room being burst open and saw PIERCE beside him with a knife drawn, threatening to kill him. They both got on to the sidewalk while still wrangling, without any blow being struck.  There PIERCE approached him with a drawn knife, when he fired. The testimony before the Coroner’s jury differs, it will be seen, in some respects from this statement. PIERCE was a native of Australia, thirty-five years old. A short time ago he was sentenced by Judge HOLT, for beating a soldier named MAINS with a slung shot, in front of the What Cheer House, to pay a fine of $200, or be imprisoned one hundred days. He was discharged from custody in a few days under a writ of habeas corpus, on account of irregularity in the commitment. He has been engaged a portion of his time while in the city as stevedore on the levee, unloading schooners, sloops, etc. CARTER, it will be remembered, shot and killed a member of Captain THAYER’s Grass Valley Company, belonging to the Fifth Regiment, then stationed at Camp Union, a little over a year ago. CARTTER and PIERCE were both members of Eureka Engine Company No.  4. Soon after the death occurred last evening, the several fire bells of the city were tolled on account of the event.

ARREST OF A MURDERER - At four o’clock yesterday afternoon, Under Sheriff HOAG arrested a man named James HAYES, charged with the murder of William MURRAY at Prairie City, in this county, nearly a year ago. On the night of the 28th of December, 1861, HAYES and MURRAY were engaged in playing cards at a saloon in Prairie City. A dispute arose, when HAYES drew a knife and stabbed MURRAY in the abdomen. The wounded man lived till the next afternoon, when he expired from the effects of the wound. In the meantime, HAYES was arrested, taken before Justice ANDERSON, and admitted to bail in the sum of $500. After the death of MURRAY he could not be found. On the 15th of February, 1862, he was indicted by the Grand Jury for the crime of murder. He is supposed to have spent the greater portion of the past year in the Salmon river region. Yesterday, Under Sheriff HOAG gained information which led to the belief that HAYES was in the city. He obtained a bench warrant, and reached the depot at Front and K streets as the afternoon train was about to start for Folsom. On making his business known, G.F. BROMLEY, conductor of the train, deferred starting a few moments to give the officer time to look for the prisoner among the passengers. The search proved to be successful, and HAYES was lodged in the County Jail. While at Prairie City, MURRAY followed mining and HAYES blacksmithing. HAYES has a wife now in this city.

PROBATE - In the matter of the estate of Geo. H. CARTTER, deceased, the will of deceased was yesterday admitted to probate, and letters of administration with will annexed, were granted to Rosetta CARTTER upon filing a bond in the sum of $5000. R.A. PEARIS, P.L. EDWARDS and H.H. HARTLEY were appointed appraisers. Due notice ordered to be given. Estate of Ella H. GALLUP, a miner heir - Petition of Julia A. GALLUP, guardian of said Ella, filed, praying for an order to sell certain real and personal property belonging to said estate. Ordered that the same be set for hearing on Monday, January, 5, 1863. Due notice ordered to be given.

INCENDIARISM - At about six o’clock last evening, some twenty tons of hay and straw, belonging to C.W. HOYT, were destroyed by fire, on his ranch, adjoining the City Cemetery. The fire was unquestionably the work of an incendiary, and was kindled from the side next to the cemetery, the prevailing wind making the work of destruction the more certain from that side.

ADMITTED TO CITIZENSHIP - G. BENZ, a native of Bavaria, was yesterday admitted citizenship in the District Court, on the testimony of S.J. NATHAN and Frank PAGE. Michael H. MEAGHER, a native of Ireland, was also admitted to citizenship on the testimony of Eli MAYO and D. KELLY.

CONTINUED FOR THE TERM - In the District Court yesterday, in the case of the People vs. E.F. HUNTER, for the murder of James McKENNA, the motion for a change of venue was withdrawn, and cause continued for the term by consent.

FOR SAN QUENTIN - A man named Daniel VICE was brought to the city yesterday by Deputy Sheriff CHAPMAN. VICE has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in the State Prison for robbery.

ARRESTS - The following arrests were made yesterday: Thomas JACKSON, by officer SHEEK, charge not specified; _______ McLAUGHLIN, by officer CODY, for assault and battery on Robert MORRIS.

INSANE - Julia CRONIN was taken to the station house yesterday, by Officer McGREW, on account of insanity. There are now five insane or partially insane persons confined in the station house.

ARSON TRIAL - The case of Edward RYAN, charged with arson, which was to have been tried in the District Court yesterday, was continued until to-day.

CORONER’S INQUEST

At eight o’clock last evening, Coroner REEVES held an inquest at his rooms, on Fourth street, over the body of Harry PIERCE, who was shot by James CARTTER at six o’clock in the evening, on L street, near Fourth. The testimony in the case and verdict of the jury are as follows:

John CLARK sworn - I reside in this city; have lived here about three weeks; I know the deceased now before the jury; his name is Harry PIERCE; I met deceased at the corner of Second and J streets about five o’clock this P.M.; he wanted me to take a walk with him; we went into a house on Second street, between K and L; we then went to Louis BRANT’s saloon, corner of Third and L streets, and took a drink; we then took a walk up L street, about half way up the block, and went into a house; Harry said it was kept by a Spanish woman; he said he wanted to see the woman; he walked in and I stood at the door; when he entered there was no light in the room; I walked in at his request; he said, dam your heart, CARTTER, is this where I find you; CARTTER said dam you what did you break that door in for; Harry said I did not break the door in; I then walked to the door, and CARTTER asked for his hat; he searched for his hat, but could not find it; he went to the back door and Harry went after him; Harry said to James CARTTER, “I do not want you to ridicule me about Mary” [the Spanish woman.] “If you do I will cut your damned throat;” when Harry went into the room he struck a light and saw CARTTER in bed; had his boots and hat off; after the conversation in regard to cutting CARTTER’s throat, Harry and I started to go to Frank RHODES’ saloon; we started up towards Fourth and L streets; at the time PIERCE and I left the house, CARTTER started towards Tony BRANT’s saloon, and when we got near the corner of Fourth and L streets PIERCE was before me, and I heard CARTTER say, “You son of a bóh, I’ll kill you now;” I looked back and saw CARTTER coming from towards BRANT’s saloon; I holloaed out, “Look out, Harry;” he (CARTER) was about fifteen feet from Harry at that time; CARTTER then fired a pistol at Harry; I could not say whether it was a five or six shooter; I saw the pistol in CARTTER’s right hand; I did not hear but one shot fired; Harry then turned round and ran toward CARTTER, and I think he got within about eight feet of CARTTER; he then threw something at CARTTER, which I took to be a knife; I had seen Harry have a knife during the day; he had it out several times while in the barrooms; after Harry threw his knife, he turned and ran about twenty feet, and then fell; CARTTER remained in the street until Harry fell; he then ran towards Third and L streets; Harry fell on his face; I then went to him, and turned him over; I spoke to him twice; said Harry, but he did not speak; I then called for help; some one went for the doctor, and in about ten minutes we carried him to BRANT’s saloon; I am not certain but I think he died while we were taking him to the saloon; I think it was about six six o’clock when Harry was shot; am not certain as to time; I am positive it was James CARTTER that fired the pistol.  E. HUGGER sworn - I reside in Yolo county; work for HENDRIX; I do no know the deceased; I was passing down L street this evening and saw two men standing in a door a few doors from the boarding house between Third and Fourth; one was a small and one was a tall man; the small man had a pistol in his hand, and from what I could understand he said, “Keep away from me,” he was addressing the large man; I would not know the small man only from his clothing; he had on a black coat and a low crowned black hat; the tall man inside of the house and two smaller men at the door sill; the small men started toward Fourth and L streets, and the tall man came out and started toward the saloon corner of Third and L streets, remarking, “I’ll make you ñ in a minute,” he came right back with a pistol in his hand and ran after the two men; he fired the pistol; I am not certain that it was the tall man that fired the pistol; I then started toward Fourth and L, after the pistol was fired, and met or saw the tall man have hold of a man by the coat collar with his right hand and had a pistol in his left; they were going toward Third and L streets.

James FLANNERY sworn - I reside in this city (M and Third); I know the deceased; his name is Henry PIERCE; he was born in Australia; has a wife at that place; his age is about thirty-five years; I do not know of any property that belonged to the deceased.

The following is the result of the post mortem examination:

On the evening of December 1, 1862, at the rooms of the Coroner, we held a post mortem examination on the body of Harry PIERCE. We found a pistol shot wound, entering the left side, breaking the sixth rib, passing through the lower portion of the heart and the upper portion of the liver, breaking the sixth rib on the right side, the ball lodging beneath the skin, from which place we removed it. The wound was sufficient to cause death.

G.J. PHELAN, M.D.,

H.W. HARKNESS

The verdict of the jury was as follows:

The following named jurors, being duly sworn to hold an inquest on the body of a man found dead at the corner of Third and L streets, in this city, do find that the name of deceased is Harry PIERCE, a native of Australia, aged about thirty-five years, and that he came to his death at the place aforesaid, between six and seven o’clock P.M., this first day of December, A.D., 1862, from the effects of a pistol shot wound, fired by the hands of James CARTTER.

(Signed) J.A. McDOWELL, E.R. CONNER, George C. GALLAGHER, J.N. ADNREWS,

J.W. WILSON, R.B. NORMAN

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Sacramento Daily Union

Saturday, December 6, 1862

 

CITY INTELLIGENCE

REPORT OF THE LINT ASSOCIATION - We have been furnished by Mrs. MARSH, Secretary of the Ladies’ Lint Association, with the following report of its proceedings: “The labors of the Sacramento Lint Association have been brought to a close, and as a distinctly organized society it has ceased to exist. Its members separate with sincere regret, and will each and all cherish among their brightest memories the happy hours they have passed together busily toiling for the alleviation of their suffering countrymen who are freely shedding their blood in the sacred cause of the Union. The history of the association, though short, is not destitute of interest. It was formed as an auxiliary to the society of San Francisco, to aid in the work of preparing lint and bandages for the wounded soldiers of the Union armies. The first meeting was an informal one, held at the house of Mrs.  Governor STANFORD, on the invitation of that lady, on the afternoon of October 11, 1862. At that time an organization was effected by the election of the following named officers: President, Mrs. Leland STANFORD; Vice-President, Mrs. Henry MILLER; Secretary, Mrs. A.D. MARSH; Treasurer, Mrs. HOUGHTON. The Association spent no time in unnecessary discussion, but went immediately to work with energy and zeal. Donations of old linen were called for and received in abundance from members of the Association and others. One hundred and fifty boxes were procured for packing the lint, by Mrs. L. STANFORD, from San Francisco. W.H. WEEKS, Secretary of State, kindly tendered the use of the Senate Chamber, and it has been occupied by the Association since the first meeting. The Sacramento Gas Company generously supplied the gas for the evening meetings free of charge. A number of ladies residing at Mormon Island also aided in the work of the association, filling a considerable number of boxes forwarded to them for that purpose, with lint shredded and scraped. Important aid has also been received from El Dorado and other points in the country. The whole number of boxes prepared by the association is: Shredded lint, 60; carded lint, 45; bandages, 3,600 yards; clothing, 12 boxes. All of which will be forwarded to San Francisco as soon as possible. The following is a list of names of members of the Association:

Mrs. John ARNOLD, Mrs. Stephen AVERY, Mrs. H. ADAMS, Mrs. W. ACKLEY, Mary

AMES, Mrs. A.B. ALSIP, Miss F. ATHERTON, Mrs. J.C. ALEXANDER, Mrs. W.

BARTON, Mrs. L.L. BAKER, Miss BIGLER, Mrs. H. BROOKS, Mary M. BEATTY, Annie

BROMLEY, Mrs. D. BARTON, Mrs. R. BECK, Mrs. BOWSTEAD, Mrs. J.M. BAILEY, Mrs.

S.M. BARCLAY, Mrs. W.H. BRAINARD, Mrs. W. BROWN, Mrs. BARTLETT, Mrs.

BARRETT, Mrs. R. BROWN, Mrs. J. BIGLER, Mrs. J. BROOKS, Mrs. Mary BLANCHARD,

Miss BEALS, Mrs. R.B. BELL, Mrs. E. BALDWIN, Mrs. J.C. BARR, Mrs. H.O.

BEATTY, Miss M. BEATTY, Mrs. E.A. BURR, Mrs. A. BEEBE, Mrs. BOOTHBY, Mrs.

Charles CROCKER, Mrs. E.B. CROCKER, Mrs. J.A. CROCKER, Mrs. Charles

CUMMINGS, Mrs. Mark CONNELL, Mrs. J. CAROLAN, Mrs. C.S. COFLIN, Miss

Florence L. CHAMBERLAIN, Miss O.J. CLARK, Miss CLARKIN, Mrs. J.C. COLEMAN,

Mrs. CHARLTON, Mrs. CANTWELL, Mrs. Russell CHASE, Mrs. W.E. CHAMBERLAIN,

Mrs. McCONNELL, Mrs. P. CAROLAN, Mrs. S.L. CONNER, Mrs. W. COLEMAN, Mrs.

G.W. COOMBS, Mrs. E.B. COOPER, Mrs. G.W. CHESLEY, Miss Julia COMPTE, Miss A.

CADWALADER, Mrs. R.S. CLEMENT, Mrs. F.W. CLUTE, Mrs. J. COLEMAN, Mrs. A.M.

CULBERT, Mrs. S. DENTON,  Mrs. A.T. DRAKE, Miss E. DAVIDSON, Miss E.

DENNISON, Mary DENNIS, Mrs. F.R. DARY, Miss Mary E. McDOWELL, Miss H.

McDOWELL, Mrs. W.G. ENGLISH, Mrs. D. EARLE, Mrs. EDWARDS, Mrs. F.F. FARGO,

Mrs. M. FARMER, Mrs. R. FOLGER, Mrs. L. FRINK, Miss Julia FOSSETT ,Mrs. I.

FELTER, Mrs. B. FOLGER, Mrs. J.T. GLOVER, Mrs. P.U. GRUHLER, Mrs. R.J.

GRAHAM, Mrs. J.T. GRIFFITH, Mrs. GOODALL, F.A. GIBBS, Miss Mary GATES, Miss

Mary GRIFFITH, Mrs. John GILLIG, Mrs. J.H. GORDON, Mrs. GASS, Miss F.R.

GASS, Miss M. GRIFFITH, D. HARDY, Mrs. B.F. HASTINGS, Mrs. H.H. HARTLEY,

Mrs. F.W. HATCH, Mrs. A.K.P. HARMON, Mrs. HOUGHTON, Mrs. HOAGLAND, Mrs. J.B.

HARMON, Mrs. C.J. HILLYER, Mrs. HOWELL, Mrs. HIMROD, Mrs. HOADLEY, Mrs.

HOOVER, Mrs. HERR, Mrs. G.C. HALL, Mrs. HEYMAN, Mrs. H. HAGON, Miss J.

HOLEMAN, Mrs. John HERRING, Mrs. Mark HOPKINS, Mrs. W.H. HILL, Miss Fanny

HOWE, Miss Mary HOWE, Miss Mary HARMON, Miss Sarah HOLMES, Miss Susan HURD,

Miss Jennie HILL, Miss A. HATCH, Mrs. W.W. HAYWARD, Mrs. N. HOLMES, Miss Ada

HUBBARD, Mrs. Elias JACOBS, Miss R. JACOBS, Mrs. JINKS, Mrs. T.D. JUDAH,

Mrs. KIBBE, Mrs. M.S. KING, Mrs. KENDALL, Miss KIDDER, Miss KERCHEVAL, Miss

KENDALL, Miss KING, Mrs. S. LIPPMAN, Mrs. LAMOTT, Mrs. G.I. LYTLE, Mrs.

LORD, Miss C. LATHROP, Mrs. LITTLETON, Mrs. W.F. LYON, Miss A. LYON, Mrs.

H.W. LARKIN, Mrs. Mary MITCHELL, Mrs. Dr. MORGAN, Mrs. McGINNIS, Mrs. B.

MORGAN, Mrs. S. MARSHALL, Mrs. C.A. MILLARD, Mrs. MOWE, Mrs. MASSOL, Mrs.

Henry MILLER, Mrs. A.H. MARSH, Mrs. G.R. MOWE, Mrs. R.H. McDONALD, Miss A.

MONTFORD, Mary McKEE, Mrs. W.P. MICHENER, Mrs. E. McCARTY, Mrs. MESICK, Mrs.

Paul MORRILL, Mrs. Dr. NICHOLS, Mrs. Dr. NIXON, Mrs. E. NYE, Mrs. W.N.

NICHOLS, Mrs. OPPENHEIM, Mrs. Eben OWEN, Miss H.M. OSBORN, Mrs. Dr. OATMAN,

Mrs. PERRIN, Miss E. PARKER, Mrs. Dr. PHELPS, Mrs. W. PETRIE, Mrs. Dr. PECK, Mrs. J.T. PIKE, Mrs. A.J.T. PHELAN, Mrs. F.A. PARK, Miss Jennie PIKE, Miss D. POST, Mrs. P.B. PRESTON, Mrs. J.R. QUINN, Mrs. F.W. REDDING, Mrs. A.A.

REDINGTON, Mrs. P.H. RUSSELL, Mrs. Robert ROBINSON, Mrs. Prescott ROBINSON,

Mrs. RATHBONE, Mrs. ROBERTSON, Mrs. A.D. ROBBINS, Mrs. REYNOLDS, Mrs.

RUSSELL, Mrs. Mary F. STRATTON, Mrs. H. STARR, Mrs. M. STOSE, Miss E.R.

SPAULDING, Miss M. SWINNERTON, Miss SPARHAWK, Miss O. SCUDDER, Miss Fanny

SWIFT, Miss Alice STINCEN, Mrs. Sarah SCUDDER, Mrs. Leland STANFORD, Mrs.

D.C. STEEVENS, Mrs. J.M. SOULE, Mrs. H.M. STOWE, Mrs. J.C. SPENCER, Mrs.

C.H. ROSS, Miss Emma STOSE, Mrs. A.S. SMITH, Mrs. SIDNEY, Mrs. Charles

TALBOT, Mrs. W.H. TOBEY, Mrs. T. TAYLOR, Mrs. F. TUKEY, Mrs. Mary A. TORREY,

Miss A. TOLL, Mrs. THOMPSON, Mrs. TERRY, Mrs. W.W. UPTON, Mrs. L. UPSON,

Mrs. J. VOGAN, Mrs. VAN EVERY, Mrs. J.H. WARWICK, Mrs. WOODS, Mrs. Julius

WETZLAR, Mrs. WATERS, Mrs. _ C. WATSON, Mrs. WILBUR, Mrs. WESTON, Mrs. WEST,

Mrs. WELTY, Mrs. F.A. WALLING, Mrs. S.A. WILLIAMS, Mrs. WINCHELL, Mrs.  WELLS, Miss Martha WARNER, Miss S.P. YOUNG, Mrs. YORK. The thanks of the Association are due to a large number of gentlemen for contributions in money and material, and to several for fruit and refreshments furnished during the meetings of the Association.

ARRESTED AT STOCKTON - We stated yesterday that a fine stallion had been stolen, with skeleton wagon, from Mrs. HARRIGAN’s Race Course. He was stolen by a negro who had been employed for some time at the race track. The man drove directly to Stockton, where he was well known, and was soon arrested.  The Republican says: “Yesterday a negro, well known in this city, who formerly worked for Culver, in the stable on Channel street, near the Stockton Bakery, was arrested, on a telegraphic dispatch, and placed in jail to await the arrival of parties from Sacramento. He is charged with stealing a horse and thorough-brace skeleton wagon, from Mrs. HARRIGAN, near Sacramento. The property was placed at J.C. GAGE’s stable on Main street, for safe keeping. The horse was taken on Wednesday last; he is a very fine animal - Patchen stock - some say an Ethan Allen colt. In this city the negro had the reputation of being crazy.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS - At a meeting of Washington Lodge No. 20, F. and A.M., held on Thursday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: Humphrey GRIFFITH, W.M.; Justin GATES, S.W.; Robert ROBINSON, J.W.; J.D. LORD, Treasurer; G.I.N. MONELL, Secretary; C.W. LIGHTNER, S.D.;

E.P. STARR, J.D.; W. DAVENPORT and S. DEAL, Stewards; Peter ZACHARIAS, Tyler. At a meeting of Sacramento Lodge No. 40, F. and A.M., held last evening the following officers were chosen: Thomas ROSS, W.M.; P.S. LAWSON, S.W.; Samuel KELLOGG, J.W.; Hiram COOKE, Treasurer, Prescott ROBINSON, Secretary; Rev. W.H. HILL, Chaplain; J.H. EDWARDS, S.D.; E. W. CARR, J.D.;

J.C. COLEMAN and Thomas FALLON, Stewards; Peter ZACHARIAS, Tyler.

POLICE COURT - J. WILSON, alias FAGAN, charged with exposure of person, was yesterday tried by the Court and found guilty. James NICHOLS (colored), charged with assault and battery on James WILLIAMS, was tried by the Court and acquitted. Jas. WILLIAMS (Colored), charged with assault and battery on James NICHOLS, entered a plea of guilty. C. SMITH, charged with disturbing the peace, was tried by the Court and found guilty. C. McCARTY, who previously pleaded guilty to the charge of disturbing the peace, was sentenced by Judge HOLL to pay a fine of $200, or to be imprisoned one hundred days. J. Mike KEARN, for malicious mischief in shooting through the window of Ebner’s Hotel, was sentenced to pay a fine of $40, or be imprisoned twenty days.

ARRESTS - The following arrests were made yesterday: Christopher RISPON, by officer REDDING, for assault and battery on Jane RISPON; James WELLS, by officers McGREW and BROWN, deserter from Benicia; J. BURKE, by special officer CHILDS, for petty larceny, in stealing a hat worth $2.75, the property of B. MORRIS.

SUPREME COURT - In the Supreme Court yesterday, in the case of the Sacramento, Placer and Nevada County Railroad vs. T.T. HAMLIN, it was, on motion of ANDERSON of counsel, ordered that writ of error be issued returnable, on the first Monday in January next, A.D. 1863.

ECLIPSE OF THE MOON - A total eclipse of the moon took place, last evening, commencing at 9:35. As due notice had not been served upon our citizens, they were generally taken by surprise by it.

FOR TRIAL TO-DAY - The trial of E. RYAN on a charge of arson, is set for to-day in the District Court.

THE COURTS

District Court - J.H. McKUNE, Judge

Friday, December 5, 1862

C. ACKERMAN et al. vs. W.G. ENGLISH - To set aside judgement and default continued.

SULLIVAN & ROONEY vs. City Levee Committee - Continued; no appearance for plaintiff.

Mary A. STOW vs. J.R. HARDENBERGH et al - To set aside order of submission and allow defendants to amend answer continued.

H.D. ROWLEY, Executor, etc., vs. E.B. HOWARD et als. - Motion for new trial continued.

H.W. HALLECK et als. Vs. G.H. MIXER - Motion to settle statement continued.

Roland GELSTON vs. J.T. DAY et al. - Motion to strike out statement and notice on motion for new trial continued.

Jacob REMMEL vs. W. PIERCE et als. - Demurrer to complaint overruled.

B.B. STANSBURY vs. W.G. ENGLISH et al. - Taken under advisement.  James LICK vs. J. MADDEN et als. - Motion to perfect judgement or to order judgement on demurrer opened taken under advisement.  B.F. LEET vs. C.L. WILSON - Motion for new trial continued.  A.K. GRIM vs. G.W. COLBY et al. - Order to show cause why injunction should not be granted taken under advisement.

Thomas COURTNEY et al. vs. M. McKENNA et al. - Under advisement.

J.B. DENBY vs. Mary DENBY - Decree of divorce granted.

R. BECK et al. vs. G. WILCOX et al. - Motion for new trial continued.

S.S. CARLISLE vs. His Creditors - Referred to H.O. BEATTY by consent.

H.A. SHELLE vs. John CLARKIN et al. - Continued

Mrs. CLEAL, Administratrix, vs. ROGERS - Motion for writ of assistance continued.

ROGERS vs. City Levee Commissioners - Continued.  Mrs. CLEAL, Administratrix, vs. W.S. MESICK - Motion to have money awarded as damaged to MESICK paid over to plaintiff continued.  MOORE vs. HUTTON - Continued.

L. McCURTIS vs. J. TUCKER et al. - Demurrer to answer taken under advisement.

J.H. SCOTT vs. J. HARBON - Motion to relax cost bill granted, and leave to defendant to file new cost bill in ten days.

Adjourned till half-past ten o’clock to-morrow.

 

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Sacramento Daily Union

Monday, December 15, 1862

 

POLICE COURT - The Police Court met on Saturday, at the usual place over the county jail, but on account of smoke from the stovepipe and uncomfortable condition of the room, Judge HOLL adjourned the Court to his office, in Klays’ building. Robert MILLER, who was convicted a few days since of malicious mischief in setting his dog on a cow owned by George WATKINS, and causing her death, was sentenced by Judge HOLL to pay a fine of $40 or to twenty days imprisonment. Previous to passing sentence the Court overruled a motion in arrest of judgement for a new trial. James BUTTERWORTH, previously convicted of exposure of person, was fined $20. James MONROE was tried by the Court on a charge of disturbing the peace, and was found guilty.

THE SANITARY FUND - The Sanitary Committee of this city forwarded on Saturday to Dr. BELLOWS, Chairman of the National Sanitary Commission, a draft for the sum of $1,510.75, making the total amount forwarded from Sacramento $21,510.75. We have received from the Secretary of the Committee the following list of contributions received in the city since the last publication: John DREMEN, collection at First Ward polls on election day, $3.76; KLEBITZ & GREEN, $5; John and Thomas HUTCHINGS, $25; Enos SARGEANT, $10; Rev. J.A. BENTON, $25; D.R. ASHLEY, $150; C.H. CUMMINGS, $20. Total, $258.76.METROPOLITAN THEATER - James MURRAY, the “character actor,” will have a benefit this evening, in which occasion he will appear as Bailie Nicol Jarvie, in the romantic drama of Rob Roy, and recite Burns’ immortal “Tam O’Shanter.” MURRAY has exhibited talent for the delineation of Scotch character, and his performance of Bailie Nicol Jarvie is singularly true to the original conception. His faults are those of a novice, not yet fully acquainted with the scope of his powers and the “business” to use a technical phrase, of the parts he essays.

BRODERICK MONUMENT  - Two blocks of granite, about twelve feet in length, and weighing about four and a half tons each, were brought to the city on Saturday, for the purpose of shipment to San Francisco, for use in the base of the Broderick Monument. The work on this monument is progressing at San Francisco under the supervision of P.J. DEVINE, of this city, who has been absent from Sacramento for the last two or three months for that purpose.

ARRESTS - The following arrests were made during Saturday and yesterday:

Jerry McMAHON and W. HICKEY by officer DAKE; John KING, by officer BURKE, for exposure of person; J. BEECROFT, by officers LOCKE and SHEEK, for drawing a deadly weapon in the shape of a large butcher knife; Indian Charley, by P. RICE, for safe keeping; H. LEWIS, by officer SHEEK, for a violation of the Sunday Law.

VIOLATION OF THE SUNDAY LAW  - A number of arrests will, we are informed, be made to-day by the city police, of clothing dealers, cigar dealers, etc., who have been in the habit of transacting their business as usual on Sundays. Late decisions in San Francisco on the Sunday question have induced our officers in this city to move in the same direction.

DECLINATION - At the close of service last evening at the Congregational church, the Rev. J.A. BENTON requested the members of the church to remain, and on their convening he tendered his resignation as their pastor. It has been rumored for a short time past that he has received a cell from San Francisco.

TAKEN TO SAN QUENTIN - Ramon ROMERO, who was sentenced on Friday by Judge McKUNE to twelve years imprisonment in the State prison for the murder of Luis GAMBOA, was taken to the institution on Saturday by Under Sheriff HOAG.

DISCHARGED FROM DEBT - In the District Court on Saturday Job BROOKFIELD, an applicant for the benefit of the insolvent Act, was by order of Judge McKUNE discharged from his debts and liabilities.

GAMBLING CASES - Several arrests have been made in the city within the past few days, on the charge of violation of the anti-gambling law. They will, unless postponed, be examined in the Police Court this morning.

PEANUTS IN CALIFORNIA - The Bulletin remarks:

Some 10,000 pounds of peanuts were raised in Yolo and Sacramento counties during the last year; 8,000 pounds of which were purchased by a firm in this city. Had it not been for the flood, there probably would have been over 20,000 pounds produced. The first lot of peanuts raised in this State came into market about three years ago. Their cultivation has been so successful that it is probable the importation of them will entirely cease within the next two years. Dealers purchase them of the producers at twenty cents per pound, and wholesale them at twenty-five cents.

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Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, December 23, 1862

 

CITY INTELLIGENCE

Suicide - A man named F. MUHLENFELS committed suicide last evening at Miller’s saloon, on Fifth street, at the corner of the alley between I and J streets, by shooting himself through the heart. This act was committed about six o’clock P.M. The deceased had informed some one about the house that he was going to lay down, and requested to be called when supper was ready. An hour or two afterwards some one went to his room and found him dead, with a bullet wound in the left breast and a pistol beside him. The report of the pistol does not appear to have been heard by any one about the house, although a shot was distinctly heard a little after six o’clock, on Fourth street, a block over,  which was doubtless the fatal shot. The window of his room, fronting to the west, was open. The building in which he killed himself is a substantial brick, and is plastered, of course, throughout.  The deceased had recently purchased the Central Saloon, on J street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, and had paid some six of seven hundred dollars for it. He had on his person, when found, about one hundred and sixty dollars.  He came to this country about ten years ago, and has been engaged the greater portion of the time in saloon keeping in this city. The deceased was a native of Prussia, was a Baron in that country, and was at one time a Lieutenant in the King’s Guard. Coroner REEVES held an inquest last evening over the body, a report of which will be found in another column.

PROBATE  - In the matter of the estate of M.D.S. HYDE, deceased, the petition of the executrix was yesterday filed, praying for an order to have a day appointed for the confirmation of sale of the real estate belonging to the estate of said deceased. Ordered that the same be set for hearing on January 5th, 1863, and that due notice be given. Estate of J.W. UNDERWOOD, Deceased - Petition for foreclosure of mechanic’s lien going on to be heard, ordered that the same be continued until January 5, 1863. Estate of Seth BRIGGS, deceased - On application of H.H. HARTLEY, time to file bond of administratrix extended to December 29, 1862. Estate of J.K. BROWN, deceased - Application for sale of real estate denied. Estate of J. PLATO, deceased - Application of Mary PLATO and George R. MOORE for the admission to probate of the last will and testament of deceased, and for the issuance of letters testamentary thereon to said petitioners coming on to be heard, and G.R.  MOORE having filed his renunciation of said trust, asking that Mary PLATO be appointed executrix. Ordered by the Court that letters testamentary issue to said Mary PLATO. Ordered further by the Court that Wells, Fargo & Co. of San Francisco deliver to said executrix all moneys on deposit with them in the name of the said J. PLATO. Estate of Alexander CROMBRIE, deceased - Petition of Public Administrator filed, praying for letters of administration upon said estate, set for hearing January 5, 1862. Due notice ordered to be given.

SUPREME COURT - The following decisions have been made and filed in the Supreme Court. BAUM vs. GRIGSBY - Judgement reversed, and the Court below directed to enter upon its findings a simple money judgement against the defendant for the amount due upon the note, and to deny the prayer for the sale of the premises. LEWIS vs. COVILLAUD et al. - Judgement reversed as to the lien, but in other respects affirmed. HATHAWAY et al. vs. SOTO et al - Judgement reversed and cause remanded for further proceedings. In the matter of the application of Carlos OLIVEREZ for writ of habeas corpus - The prisoner must be remanded. N.W. WELLS vs. John M. McPIKE and John JURDON, Judgement affirmed. J.H. HICKMAN vs Thomas ALPAUGH - Judgement reversed and cause remanded. WILLIAMS vs YOUNG - Judgement reversed and Court below directed to dismiss the action. MONTGOMERY vs. MIDDLEMISS - The order of the District Court refusing the writ must be reversed and that Court directed to issue the writ, pursuant to the petition of the plaintiff. DENNERY et al.  vs. COREY et al. - Judgement affirmed. MONTGOMERY vs. BYERS et al. - Order reversed upon the authority of MONTGOMERY vs. MIDDLEMISS, recently decided, and Court below directed to issue a writ of assistance, as prayed in the petition of the plaintiff. SPEYER vs. IHMELS & Co. - Judgement reversed and cause remanded for a new trial; the costs of this appeal to abide the event.

CHAIN GANG - The chain gang was engaged yesterday, under the supervision of overseers LONG and DREMAN, in taking up the iron supply pipe which was laid across the sand bar in front of the water works some three months ago. After a hard day’s work all the sections of the pipe were detached and removed to the bank of the river. The probability of an early rise in the river rendered this movement necessary.

RAIN - The weather has changed a half-dozen times within the past twenty-four hours. We have had light showers and heavy showers, sunlight and starlight, and last evening a slight fringe of moonlight. The aggregate rain at nine o’clock last evening, for the past twenty-four hours, amounted, as we learn from Dr. LOGAN, to 1,475 inches. Total for the season, 2,992 inches.

COMMERCIAL - Arrived yesterday: Schooner Alameda, from San Francisco, with redwood posts, shingles, etc.; schooner William, with lumber, from San Francisco; schooner Eden, with lumber, from San Francisco.

THE RIVER - In consequence of the rains which have prevailed during the past two or three days, the Sacramento river rose yesterday about six inches.

NATIONAL GUARD - A meeting of the National Guard, Captain BAKER, will be held this evening at the Pavilion, for the purpose of exercise in loading and firing.

CANDIDATE - James F. MADDEN, of this city, is a candidate for the position of Sergeant-at Arms of the Assembly.

CORONER’S INQUEST

Coroner REEVES held an inquest, last evening, over the body of F.  MUHLENFELS, who committed suicide at Miller’s saloon on Fifth street. The following is the report of the testimony in the case and the verdict of the jury:

A. HEILBRON sworn - I reside in this city; I know the deceased; his name is F. MUHLENFELS; he is a native of Prussia; I think he is a single man; his age is about forty-four years; he is proprietor of the Central Exchange Saloon, J street, between Fifth and Sixth; he rented the room from me; he commenced business at that place on Saturday, December 20, 1862; I do not know the cause of his death; there has been no quarreling or disturbance in the saloon since he opened it, to the best of my knowledge; he worked at the Belvidere Hotel, on J street, before he opened the saloon; I think he had been a partner in the hotel at one time.

C.H. WOLF sworn - I am barkeeper at Stanly’s saloon on Fifth, between J and K; I know the deceased; have known him since 1857; he came into our saloon about two o’clock this afternoon, sat down and called for a small glass of lager; sat and talked about three-quarters of an hour; he told me that he had taken a walk across the river; he then asked me if I would let him take a sleep in my room (which is in the third story of the building corner of the alley, Fifth, J and K); I went up and showed him my room; I then left him before he laid down; he did not appear to be intoxicated; he appeared to be in his right mind; when I next saw him it was about six o’clock; his barkeeper came and asked me to go and call MUHLENFELS; he wanted him to go to the saloon; I went up to the room and found him lying on his back on the bed with his dead turned back; I took hold of him and tried to wake him; I then found that he was dead; I then saw that he was shot in the left side, and I found a pistol lying on the left side on the bed; I then went and gave notice of his death; I did not examine to see if the deceased had any money or other valuables on or about his person; I do not know weather deceased had any relatives in this country or not.  William SCHOEN sworn - I knew the deceased; I was barkeeper for him; he opened the saloon on Saturday; I commenced work for him on the Monday prior; he went out this morning, about nine o’clock, to purchase two mattresses or beds for our room, and he did not return; I did not know him to have a pistol at any time; I do not know much about his property or effects; I think he had paid for the fixtures in the saloon; at nine o’clock this morning he bought a brush to clean off the billiard table; he then took a purse or sack which, I thought, contained about seventy dollars, in silver; the most of the cash taken in since opening the saloon was silver; there was seven or eight dollars in the saloon drawer this evening.  Dr. T. M. LOGAN sworn - I was called this evening, December 22, 1862, between the hours of six and seven o’clock to see MUHLENFELS at Miller’s Exchange, who I was informed had shot himself in the breast. On entering his room in the third story, in company with the landlord and another man, I found that the deceased had already expired. A revolver, one cap of which was exploded, lay on his left side. On opening his shirt, which was saturated with blood, an orifice was seen about an inch to the right of the left nipple, presenting the usual appearance of a gunshot wound. On turning over the body on the bed, which was soaked with blood, a leather purse was discovered immediately under it, and the contents, counted before numerous witnesses, amounting to one hundred and sixty-one dollars and ten cents, was delivered to one of the friends of the deceased then present. I made a post mortem examination some three hours after, and discovered that a bullet had passed obliquely through the thorax at the point already designated, fracturing the fourth rib near the sternum, and after lacerating the base of the heart traversed the right lung, lodging under the skin of the right side hear the seventh rib, which was here fractured. The cavity of the thorax was more or less filled with blood.

VERDICT OF THE JURY

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Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, December 30, 1862

 

THE FATAL AFFRAY IN SONORA - The Stockton Independent has the following in reference to the late killing of KEIGER by McCARTHY, at Sonora, mentioned in the Union yesterday:

It has been reported here that the immediate cause of the quarrel between D.O. McCARTHY and John KEIGER was offensive and outrageous language used by KEIGER on the day the renconter took place, about McCARTHY and his family.  When the news of this scandalous language came to the ears of McCARTHY, he at once went to KEIGER and demanded an explanation. Report says that KEIGER, so far from giving a satisfactory explanation, made an attempt to draw a pistol, when a brief scuffle ensued, which terminated in McCARTHY’s shooting his adversary dead. All persons well acquainted with McCARTHY do him the honor to say that while he is as brave as a lion, he is the last man to seek a quarrel.

 

BLOODY DOINGS IN TULARE - The Visalia Delta of December 25th relates the following:

Two desperate and fatal affrays occurred at White river on Saturday last, in one of which Mr. WELLS shot Dan. POER in the stomach, from the effects of which he died in fifteen minutes. An old grudge existed between the parties.  The other fight, it seems, was desperate. MAYFIELD, one of the parties, is shot in the back, twice through the hand and once through the arm. The three latter wounds were received while grasping the muzzle of his opponent’s pistol. McFARLAND, the other combatant, is stabbed twice in the stomach and once through the arm, while his left hand was horribly gashed by attempting to seize the knife. The two men left the town together, and in an hour or two MAYFIELD returned, wounded as described, and directed the bystanders where to search for McFARLAND. Both men are probably fatally wounded.

WONDERFUL - Did any body ever hear before of a nation which, being at war, passed its time in discussing the rights of its foes.

 

 

Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, December 30, 1862

 

CITY INTELLIGENCE

Dreadful Murder in Sutter Township - At an early hour yesterday morning, a profound sensation was produced in the city by the announcement that D.  CARKHUFF, Justice of the peace of Sutter Township, had been brutally murdered during the night at his residence, near the American river. The deceased had resided for several years on his ranch at the point named, having generally one or two hired men in his employ. During the past Summer, a nephew, Samuel CARKHUFF, has resided with him, the two having carried on some of their business operations in partnership. At noon on Sunday, S.  CARKHUFF left home, came to the city and remained over night On returning yesterday morning, between seven and eight o’clock, he found the deceased lying on the floor, dead. His head had received several blows, by which the skull was fractured, and his throat was cut half way through the neck. One of the blows on the head - made by a club, or possibly the back of an ax - took effect in the right temple, and others on the back part of the right side of the head. These blows had probably been inflicted while the deceased lay on his left side asleep. CARKHUFF had just completed a contract for clearing some seventy acres of land on the American river, under W. TURTON, at about $28 per acre. He and TURTON had had a settlement for this work, and on Wednesday CARKHUFF received about $1,000, the balance due on it. Some eight or nine hundred of this amount he is presumed to have had about his person when murdered. As it could not be found yesterday, it is supposed that the murderer obtained it. A man named S. TURLEY or TRULY is suspected of having committed the crime. He worked for CARKHOFF up to November 18th, at which time he was discharged. While about the premises, money was missing on two or three occasions, five dollars at one time and forty dollars at another. He was at the time suspected of stealing these sums, but was not at the time accused of the theft. On Christmas day he went to the house, and was accused of having stolen the missing money, and was ordered to leave the premises and never return. Since that day nothing seems to be known of his movements. He is represented to be about thirty-five years of age, but we have been unable to procure a description of his personal appearance. When the body was discovered, pools of blood stood upon the floor and under the house, having run through the cracks. No murderous instrument of any character could be found about the premises. Tracks were found near the house which led to the side of a slough, at which point the person who made then had stood and moved about for some time, and from which place he looked into the window of CARKHUFF’s house. The deceased had spent an hour or two on Sunday afternoon at Keefer’s, on J street, three-quarters of a mile distant, and went home before night. He was in the habit of sleeping in the house without fastening the doors. His residence is located about 300 feet north of the new levee and a half mile beyond Burns’ slough. The nearest residence to his was that of P. BURNS, about a quarter of a mile distant. A short time since, when both the CARKHUFFs were at home, they heard somebody around the place at night. They went out and searched the premises, but found nobody. After returning to the house, the noises were resumed. Samuel loaded his gun and went out to the barn and remained an hour but could find nobody. The deceased has been a resident of Sacramento county for ten or twelve years. In 1856 he was a member of the City Police Department. For several years past he has held the office of Justice of the Peace of Sutter township. He was well known in the county and highly respected. He was a native of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, and was about forty years of age.  Coroner REEVES held an inquest over the body, a report of which will be found in another column. The members of the Police Department are astir, and it is hoped that the author of this fiendish crime will be promptly caught and speedily hung.

 

Police Court - The first case on trial in the Police Court yesterday was that of Ah Une, charged with assault and battery on Ah Chow. The prosecuting witness testified that on last Monday evening her door was broken open at Second and I streets by Ah Une, the defendant, with two other Chinamen and a white man, and that she was cut on the arm and foot with a hatchet, and had acid thrown on her head and arm by the aggressors. Her person gave ample evidence that the outrages described had been committed. She swore positively to the identity of Ah Une as one of the defendants. The defense introduced three or four Chinamen who swore positively that the defendant was at the time described at home at work. Two or three other Chinamen, who saw the offenders enter the premises of Ah Chow, testified positively that the defendant was not one of the party. The defense also introduced several citizens who testified to the good character of Ah Une. The jury, after hearing the evidence and argument in the case, rendered a verdict of not guilty. E. PATTON, charged with disturbing the peace, pleaded guilty, and waiving time, was fined $15. John DOE, charged with the same offense, also pleaded guilty; sentence deferred until to-day. The case of John HOPE and James LITTLETON, charged with disturbing the peace, was continued until to-day at three o’clock P.M. The case of Richard DELANY and Dublin Pete, charged with grand larceny, was continued until to-day.

 

Arrest - J. Mike KEARN was yesterday taken in charge by officer REDDING, on suspicion of insanity. A warrant was also served upon him by officer CODY, charging him with an attempt at arson, in trying to set fire in the Ebner House several weeks ago, at the time of his firing through the window.

 

Officers Elected - At a regular meeting of El Dorado Lodge No. 8, I.O.O.F., held last evening, the following officers were elected: A.G. DAVIS, N.G.; F.F. FARGO, V.G., J.W. SCHOONMAKER, R.S.; ____ JACOB, Treasurer.

 

Probate - In the matter of the estate of Seth BRIGGS, deceased, Anna M. BRIGGS having yesterday filed her bond as administratrix, letters of administration are issued accordingly. C.H. GRIMM, L. GOSS and Henry MILLER are appointed appraisers.

 

Funeral of D. Carkhuff - The funeral of D. CARKHUFF, who was murdered yesterday morning in Sutter township, will take place at eleven o’clock this forenoon, from the rooms of J.W. REEVES, on Fourth street, near K.

 

In Numbers - The rooms of Coroner REEVES were visited yesterday afternoon and last evening by large numbers of citizens for the purpose of seeing the body of D. CARKHUFF, who was murdered the night before in Sutter township.

 

Candidate - E.F. WHITE of San Francisco will be a candidate for the position of Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.

 

CORONER’S INQUEST

Coroner REEVES held an inquest yesterday morning over the body of D. CARKHUFF, in Sutter township, at which the following testimony was elicited:

Samuel CARKHUFF sworn - I know the deceased now before the jury; he is my uncle; I have resided with him since August of this year; I left the house about noon yesterday to go to the city; my uncle remained at home; when I went to the city I visited the Park grounds and the Melodeon, and then went to a house on Second street, between K and L, and remained until five or six o’clock this morning; the house on the east side of Second, between K and L, is where I stopped; when I arrived here this morning, I found my uncle lying on the floor with his throat cut - the head cut one-half off; he was lying on the floor with his head toward the door; there was an incision on the outer corner of the right eye, where he had been struck with a heavy instrument of some kind; there was also several incisions on the right side of the head, and the skull badly fractured; when I entered the room and found the deceased I placed my hand on him and the body was cold; I then went and notified BURNS, and he and KING came in, and we found no weapon that we thought the deceased had been murdered with; he had drawn about eight or nine hundred dollars from TURTON on Wednesday; he had some money besides that; I think he had about nine hundred dollars in all; we did not find any money or papers of value on or about his person; I found sixty-seven dollars this morning in some crockery in the cupboard which he laid there on Saturday, stating to me at the time that we would keep that to buy groceries; the name of the deceased is Decatur CARKHUFF, a native of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania; is a single man, aged about forty years.  Peter BURNS sworn - I reside in this township; know the deceased; I do not know anything about the cause of death; I know of deceased having a difficulty with a man by the name of S. TURLEY, who had worked for him during October and up to the 18th of November; deceased dined with me on Christmas day, at which time he told me he had a few words with this man, TURLEY; he thought that TURLEY had stolen money from him; on the morning of Christmas he had the quarrel with TURLEY, and told him not to show himself here again, or he would have him arrested for larceny; deceased told me about getting his money from TURTON; he also has some property here, consisting of two wagons, two horses, one colt, chickens and turkeys, etc., also seven cords of wood; the last I saw of the deceased was about one o’clock P.M. yesterday; he came to my house, and took lunch with us; I did not see any light at the house of deceased last night; I heard no noise during the night; my house is about three hundred yards from this place of deceased.

 

H.P. KING sworn - I knew deceased; I came here with Mr. BURNS this morning between seven and eight o’clock; found the deceased as stated; we found tracks around the house which I followed to the edge of the slough below the house; we then traced it up the bottom and lost sight of it; I took the measure of the track; the shoe or boot had a steel tap on the heel, also the sole was filled with tacks or nails; Judge CARKHUFF, the deceased, told me about this man, S. TURLEY, stealing money from him, and of the words they had had about the money, and I am of the opinion, owing to circumstances and statements made, that the man, S. TURLEY, committed the murder, though I would not be positive; I do not know anything further about his property than has been stated by Mr. BURNS.

 

W.H. BUTTRICK sworn - Was not acquainted with the deceased; the man, S.  TURLEY, worked for me on the levee about two months ago, and I discharged him for intemperate habits; he was a very hard character; he was first brought on to the levee by Major BUCKNER.

The following is the verdict of the jury:

State of California, City and County of Sacramento - An inquest held before me, J.W. REEVES, Coroner of the city and county aforesaid, on the body of a man found dead at the house in Sutter township, near Burns’, do find that the name of the deceased is Decatur CARKHUFF, a native of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, age about forty years, and that he came to his death at his residence, sometime during the morning of December 29, 1862, by having his head or skull broken in several places, and his head half severed from his body, by some person or persons to unknown.

Signed: Henry HOERLE, Edward A. MILES, Richard IRELAND, William J.

KINGSLEY, Sidney SMITH, Windsor A. KEEFER.

 

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

 

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