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Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening March 7, 1870






Monday, March 7


Mary A. ALSUP vs. Ledyard FRINK - On motion of counsel for plaintiff, and by consent, ordered that the motion of consolidation made and entered in said cause, on the 4th of February, be vacated and set aside.


Owen C. CASEY vs. H.G. GRAIG - Cause dismissed on motion of counsel for plaintiff.




Monday, March 7


Thomas L. ACOCK vs. William TRESSLER - Plaintiff's motion to amend cost bill denied; cost bill taxed by striking out $31.50.


L. BELL vs. H.W. OGG - Motion of defendants to set aside judgement granted, unless plaintiff consent to remit $40 damages referred to in the judgement; if such remittance be made, them motion denied; plaintiff granted two days for consideration.


Dennis COFFEE vs. A.W. LOCKHART - Motion for leave to file amended answer granted, and trial set for March 18th.


Adjourned till next Monday morning.




Monday, March 7


E. BOWERS and C. GEIZLER, disturbing the peace - Discharged.


Mary CHAMBERLIN, common drunkard - Guilty.


John DOE, drunk, deposit forfeited.


Robt. PRESDEE and Robt. SULLIVAN, robbery and malicious mischief - Continued till to-morrow.


James McKELLER and James BLACK, vagrancy - Continued till to-morrow.


NOTICE to the weary, hungry & thirsty, the place to get your money's worth is at the Globe Restaurant, near the corner of Second and K streets. Chops and Steaks, Fish, Eggs, Oysters, etc., etc., served in every style, at all hours of the day or night. Private Rooms for the convenience of Ladies and Families. J. SCHNEIDER and A. ANKELE, Proprietors.


REMOVAL - Calvyn, sign painter, removed to Fratt's building, corner K and Second streets - No. 71 Second street.


THE LUCINE NIGHT LAMP - Safe, cheap, clean and economical. Sole agents for Genuine Lucine Fluid, R.C. TERRY & Co., corner J and Fifth sts., Sacramento.


IMPROVED FRENCH RANGES, all sizes, from 3 to 20 feet, set in order and warranted, by R.C. TERRY & Co., cor. of J and Fifth streets, Sacramento.


KANK'S Condensed Soap at Reduced Rates. Liberal discount to the Trade. L.F. REED, Agent, 89 Front street, Sacramento.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, June 18, 1870


  AND YET ANOTHER - We learned to-day that a conductor of a freight train on the Western Pacific Railroad, named Samuel YOUNG, was killed last night at Galt Station, under the following circumstances: He was playing a game of billiards in a saloon at that place, during which a dispute arose between him and his adversary. High words followed, and Young threw a billiard ball at the other, whereupon the latter picked up a bottle and struck Young upon the head, cutting him severely. One of his arms was also broken.

  LAZY - When the fire alarm sounded yesterday, we noticed the slim condition of the “drag ropes” of the various engines. Are our young men becoming so lazy that they will not put into practice that which they preach? Does a little spell of warm weather unnerve them so that they skulk along the sidewalks in the shade, while men old enough to be their fathers are on the lines assisting to reach and overcome the fire?


  HEARING CONTINUED - The two Chinamen, Ah LEET and Ah HIM, charged with the murder of Ah CHOW, were brought before Judge RAMAGE this morning on habeas corpus. District Attorney ALEXANDER and N. Greene CURTIS appeared for the people, and COFFROTH and SPAULDING for the defense. The hearing of the case was finally continued till Friday next.


  WIFE BEATER - J.H. WILLIAMS, of Folsom, was convicted before a Justice of the Peace in that place on a charge of wife beating, and sentenced to twelve days imprisonment. He was brought to town yesterday by Constable HILL.


  IMPROVING - GRELLE, the young man who was stabbed in the Central Restaurant yesterday morning, was resting quire easy this morning, and hopes are entertained of his ultimate recovery.


  REFUTATION  - Owing to the introduction of Champagne Mead into this Market, parties have seen the necessity of putting before the community a vile counterfeit, endeavoring thereby to cast a slur on the same, which has been styled “Sparkling Mead.” The component parts of Champagne Mead are patented, and the name trade-marked. We hereby give notice that any infringements will be prosecuted. We claim the palm as a Temperance Drink, and we propose furnishing it to the Citizens of Sacramento, through our Agent, Mr. T. DAVIDSON, No. 134 K st., who will promptly attend all calls. Kenyon, Gass & Co.


Submitted by Betty Loose





Sacramento Bee

Wednesday Evening, November 2, 1870


OFFICERS ELECTED - Last Evening, at an election held for officers of Confidence Hose Company, the following were elected: M.O. MERA, Foreman; J. RILEY, Assistant; F. McMANUS, Secretary; O. MERA, Treasurer; C. GILESPIE, Financial Secratary.


STRUCK IT RICH - A man named WILKINSON, a resident of White Rock, of this county, drew the $20,000 prize in the Mercantile Library lottery. He purchased the ticket here from Edward CADWALADER.


IN THEIR NEW QUARTERS - Yesterday the prisoners in the County Jail were removed to the new jail at Seventh and I streets, where there will be less danger of their breaking out than at the old jail.


STATE TREASURY - Yesterday the State Board of Examiners counted the funds in the State Treasury and found therein the sum of $576,072.12 in coin and $65,155 in greenbacks.


TO BE TRIED AGAIN - Judge RAMSEY yesterday granted the morion for a new trial in the case of R.B. LINDSAY, convicted of manslaughter.


PERSONAL - Governor HAIGHT is in the city and is stopping at the Golden Eagle Hotel.


INSANE - John APPLEY, an insane person, to-day surrendered himself to officer DUNLEVY, at the station-house, laboring under the impression that enemies are trying to take his life. Reverses in the mines, exposure, etc., are supposed to be the causes of his mental derangement.


MUCH WINE - The Orleans Hills Vinicultural Association have thus far made this year about 50,000 gallons of wine, and expect to make 50,000 more before the season is over.


ORPHANS’ BENEFIT - The Sisters of Mercy acknowledge the receipt of $173, the result of the benefit given in aid of the Orphan Asylum by the proprietor of MacEVOY’s Hibernicon.


Go to Lauden’s Commercial College, 6th street, bet. J and K, Sacramento


BRIGHT THINGS NEVER DIE - Neither will “Enoch Morgan Sons’ Sapolio” form the minds of every housekeeper. It cleanses and polished all Kitchen Utensils, Windows, Paint, Stair Rods, Knives, Forks and every article in household use. No family should be without it. Sold by R.C. TERRY & Co., at wholesale and retail, cor. J and 5th sts., Sacramento.


Your Lamps won’t explode if you burn the Genuine Downer Kerosene Coal Oil. Try It. R.C. Terry & Co., Agents, cor J and Fifth streets, Sacramento


AMERICAN LOVELINESS - The beauty of American women is cause of great comment throughout the world. Why should it not be so? They have a toilet preparation which is harmless, and supersedes all others for beautifying the skin, will remove all discoloration, tan, freckles, leaving the complexion clear, brilliant, and beautiful. Every lady can avail herself of this beautifying agent by purchasing a bottle of George W. Laird’s Bloom of Youth. Sold at all Druggists. Beware of worthless imitations. The Genuine has the name of G.W. Laird stamped in the glass on the back of each bottle.


If you want good health, go to the Eldred House and board - K street, above Tenth. Sid. Eldred, Proprietor.


Submitted by Betty Loose





Sacramento Evening Bee

Thursday Evening, November 3, 1870


HANDSOME BIRD - J. METCALF, of this city, exhibited to us yesterday a bird of the parrot species, known as the Golden Macaw, which is one of the most beautiful of the feathery tribe. Its breast is yellow; then comes a darker hue, which increases in intensity until the contour of its throat is lost in a mass of feathers as black as coal; the face is white as the driven snow, with delicate black stripes running back from the eyes. The rest of the body is of a dark blue color. The macaw is found in the forests of Brazil, which are noted for their beautiful birds. It is one of the best talkers in the country - beats all the birds that come across its path. Several ladies have started against it, but to no purpose. Its owner says it is capable of breaking up a whole “sewing circle.”


JURORS DRAWN - The following jurors were drawn yesterday, pursuant to order of Judge CLARK, to serve in certain cases in the Probate Court. City - Hiram B. EDDY, Anton MENKE, George F. CHAPMAN, Joseph CRACKBON, Richard FOX, Robert L. ROBINSON, Barney CLARK, John C. ING, John R. BROWN, Thomas D. BEATTY. Alabama township - Thomas B. STEELE. Brighton - George W. CONNER, Hugh LATHAM.. Dry Creek - James H. GATES. Franklin - J. ANDERSON, G. HACK, C. PERKINS, Mark FULLER. San Joaquin - E.P. COLLINS. Granite - John NYE.


THE VERDICT - At the Coroner’s inquest held yesterday on the body of Chas. FOSTER, who committed suicide, the jury decided that deceased came to his death by his own hand while in a disordered state of mind.


DRESS MAKING, ETC. - Mrs. H.T. LAWRY, over Dale’s music store, is prepared to make and fit ladies’ and children’s dresses and cloaks after the most approved styles, and guarantees satisfaction.


BURLESQUE IN PROSPECT - It is said that the management at the Metropolitan Theater propose introducing shortly the popular burlesque of “Ixion.” If properly put on the stage the piece ought to have a good run.


FIRE TO-DAY - An unoccupied wooden structure on L street, between Seventh and Eighth, formerly used as a pickle factory, caught fire or was set on fire - about two o’clock this afternoon. By timely exertions it was saved, and with it several frame houses in close proximity.


FRESH FROM THE EAST - The elegant assortment of millinery displayed at the store of Mrs. MURPHY, 165 J street, between Sixth and Seventh, is direct from the East and selected by that lady in person. Mrs. Murphy has the latest styles for Fall and Winder, to which the attention of the ladies is directed.


IMPORTED SWINE - Last night’s freight train from the East brought through four young pigs of the improved Ohio Chester breed, for G.I. TAGGART, of Shasta county. They are from Salem, Ohio.


FRESH TROUT - M. ARNOLD, at Center Market street, between J and K, advertises that he has received by rail, this afternoon, a fine lot of mountain trout.


SUPREME COURT REPORTER - The place made vacant by the death of Tod ROBINSON has been filled by the Supreme Court, which appoints A.P. CRITTENDEN, of San Francisco, to the position.


ARRESTED FOR THEFT - A young man named THOMPSON was arrested for stealing a valise from the room of a guest at the Golden Eagle Hotel, last evening.


WILL CHANGE - The old County Jail in the Water Works building is being cleansed and prepared for occupation as the city prison.


Submitted by Betty Loose





Sacramento Bee

Friday Evening, November 4, 1870


A CALIFORNIA RANCH - H.J. GLENN, of Colusa, recently purchased from Edgar MILLS and L.M. CURTIS their ranch of 12,500 acres on the Jacinto Grant, in that county. Glenn now has a ranch of 35,000 acres, which has on it upward of one hundred miles of fencing. What would people in England, or even in the Atlantic States, think of a farm of that extent?


BOY SHOT AT - A lad named THOMPSON, while returning from the Hibernicon night before last, discovered a man working at the front door of W.F. SHIRLAND’s residence, on Second street, between N and O. The man, on seeing the boy, made for him, but the latter got away. He says, however, that the fellow fires a pistol shot at him.


DEATH OF A FIREMAN - Joseph ANDERSON, a member of the Exempt Firemen’s Association, and for many years connected with the Fire Department, died yesterday morning. The flags on the engine-house were displayed at half-mast throughout the day, and the bells tolled out of respect to deceased.


SARSFIELDS - This company meet to-night to elect a Captain, W.H. ASHTON, Jr., having resigned his commission with a view of leaving town.


NEW LAWYER - Henry H. HAVENS was yesterday admitted by the Supreme Court to practice in all the Courts of the State.


DIED SUDDENLY - Joseph W. HILSEY, formerly foreman of the brickwork at the State Capitol, died suddenly at Colusa on Monday.


TWENTY TONS - This quantity of granite was shipped from here yesterday to be used in the construction of the State University building.


GOT AWAY - It is said that William COAKLEY, who was sent from this city to the Insane Asylum, has escaped from that institution.


THE FIRST - Emile HEISCH, who suicided in San Francisco yesterday, is the first victim of the Mercantile Library lottery, but he will not be the last. We may look for a round of suicide from this cause, and a large addition to the inmates of the Insane Asylum.


TUESDAY NIGHT an man named Joseph KING, and who worked for John CROFT, at Saucelito, attempted to commit suicide, by cutting his throat. He came very near accomplishing his purpose.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, November 5, 1870


GETTING BOLD - Two men have been knocked down and robbed since Wednesday within a block of Second and K streets. The last case occurred last evening, when a drunken man was made to measure his length on the street at Second and L. He made so much noise, however, that the would-be robber decamped without having got anything for his trouble. He was pursued by officer George FAYLOR, but got away by aid of the darkness.


NARROW ESCAPE - Yesterday morning S.B. COOLEY, of the American Laundry, had a very narrow escape from drowning in the river. He was taking some articles ashore from the steamer Geni in a small boat, when by some means he lost his balance and fell overboard. The pilot of the steamer assisted him in getting out, or he would probably have drowned.


LAST NIGHT - This evening the last opportunity will be afforded to see the Hibernicon, now at the Academy of Music. All who are fond of listening to the legends of ancient Ireland, and delight to look upon its green hills, bright lakes and crumbling castles, and have a taste for the comic likewise, should not fail to visit the Hibernicon.


AMPUTATED - Drs. NIXON, OATMAN and BLACKWOOD this morning amputated the left leg, below the knee, of young CLAYTON, who was run over on Wednesday evening by a freight train on the C.P.R.R. He passed readily under the influence of chloroform, bore the operation well, and is doing finely.


BUTCHERS’ SOCIAL CLUB - This organization will have a good time to-morrow at the Tivoli. Among other amusements there will be dancing, shooting, etc. No disreputable characters will be allowed on the platform during the dances.


HOME AGAIN - H.R. EDDY, Ticket Agent of the Central Pacific Railroad Company, returned to-day from a visit to the East, accompanied by his wife. His health, which had become considerably impaired, appears to have improved.


HOUSE BURNED - A small frame dwelling on the west side of Second street, between P and Q, owned and occupied by P. FEENY, was destroyed by fire about half-past eleven o’clock last night. An adjoining house occupied by W.H. LEITCH was also partially burned.


ADMITTED - Fisher AMES was yesterday admitted by the Supreme Court to practice in all the State Courts.


DIED ALONE - Yesterday morning parties discovered the dead body of a German named ITTINRER in the doorway of his house, near the Tule House, Yolo county. It is thought that he died from the disease of the heart.


PUBLIC SEANCE - There will be a public seance to-morrow evening, in the basement of Pioneer Hall. Admission for gentlemen, 25 cents.


RETURNS THANKS - W.H. LEITCH returns thanks to the firemen and others who assisted in saving his house from being burned last night.



Dr. ABORN, Oculist, Catarrh, Throat and Lung Physician, has returned to his rooms 23 Kearny street, San Francisco, where he can be consulted until the first of March. Office hours - 10 A.M. to 3 P.M., and 6 to 7 P.M.


New Stock of Ranges and Stoves with all new improvements; Housekeeping Goods to endless variety. We can suit everybody. R.C. Terry & Co., corner J and Fifth sts., Sacramento.


Notice to the weary, hungry and thirsty, the place to get your money’s worth is at the Globe Restaurant, near the corner of Second and K streets. Chops and Steaks, Fish, Eggs,. Oysters, etc., etc., served in every style, at all hours of the day and night. Private Rooms for the convenience of Ladies and Families. J. SCHNEIDER and A. ANKELE, Proprietors.



G.W. WISE offers for sale at reduced prices his best $15 Boots for $13; his best $14 Boots for $12.50 - Western Boot Store, K street bet 2d and 3d.




K street, corner of Sixth



Apothecary, Corner Fourth and K sts.

Sacramento, Cal.

Agent of the Sacramento Bible Society.



Nos. 84 and 86 J street,

Importers and Dealers in

Carpets, Oil Cloths,

Paper Hangings, Picture Frames,

And a full assortment of

Upholstery Goods.

Manufacturers of Mattresses, Grain and Flour Sacks.



Importers, Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in every description of

Furniture and Bedding

Also Agents for the Celebrated

United States Spring Beds



Cured By


624 Washington street,

San Francisco

Treatment of all Deformities of the Body.

Manufacture of Artificial Limbs.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening, November 7, 1870


FUNERAL - The honors due to a deceased fireman were paid yesterday by Engine Co. No. 3 to the remains of Joseph ANDERSON. A large procession from the Company and a delegation from all other companies of the Fire Department, led by the Cornet Band, assisted at the interment at the City Cemetery.


ESCAPED - F.N. FISH, and L.A. POTTER were accosted by footpads last night while proceeding along Tenth street, between K and L. Both took to their heels and made good time in reaching their respective domiciles without injury to their persons or property.


PUBLIC POUND - There were impounded last month 5 horses, 28 cows, 2 yearlings, 4 goats and 1 mule - all of which, except 1 horse and the mule, have been redeemed at a cost of $52. The Poundmaster has also taken up and killed 40 dogs running round without tags.


NEW DANCING SCHOOL - GRANT & KELLY’s new dancing school will be opened this evening in the new hall on J street between Fifth and Sixth, for gentlemen. These gentlemen are said to be very competent teachers of the art Terpsichorean.


FOR DELIVERY - Secretary BECK has ready for delivery at his office in the Pavilion on M street, the diplomas and silver medals awarded by the Agricultural Society to the successful exhibitors at the late State Fair.


FILLY SOLD - Last Saturday the fine bay filly, Eva Bascomb, placed fourth in the two mile colt race of 1870, was sold by BOGGS to TREAT & SHELTON, of Alameda, for one thousand dollars.


RETURNED - Dwight HOLLISTER, of this county, and his wife and family returned yesterday form a visit to their former home in Marietta, Ohio.


MORTALITY - Twelve deaths of which four were infants, occurred in this city last week. One other deceased was brought here for interment.


WILL MEET - To-night the Exempt Firemen’s Association will hold a regular meeting in the District Court room.


INTERMENTS - Fifty-nine deaths occurred in the city last month and eleven bodies were brought here from other places.


CITY CEMETERY - The receipts from sale of lots and permits during October amounted to $315.


DEATH - Charles GREEN died at Corinne on the 17th October, after a brief illness. Deceased was formerly well known here as proprietor of the famous ranch in Ione Valley, and having in company with John VOGAN established the Forrest line of staged between this city and Sonora.


TWO CAUGHT - Superintendent TOWNE has received a dispatch stating that two of the persons engaged in the first railroad robbery on Friday night last, were arrested about eighteen miles from Reno and brought to that place. No names are given not the circumstances attending the arrest.


INSANE - Joseph HAMILTON, who on two previous occasions has been sent to Stockton from this city, was again arrested yesterday morning by officer HARVEY and Constable SHELLARS, who judged from his actions that he was unfit to be at large.


NO FIRE - The alarm of fire about 2 o’clock yesterday morning was without foundation, and was raised by a man named Edward GILLESPIE, who was arrested therefor by officers KARCHER and STEVENS.


THE RAIN - The flood-gates above have been opened, and rain has been coming down gently since morning. There was also a shower early last evening. Umbrellas and overcoats have consequently been in demand.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Daily Union

Sacramento, Monday Morning, July 31, 1871


  A DETERMINED SUICIDE - The Trinity Journal of July 29th gives the annexed;

 T.J. HUBBARD, residing at the foot of Trinity mountain in Trinity valley, committed suicide last Monday under the following circumstances: C.M. FADER and H.M. ALLEN of Trinity Center were on their way to Shasta, and, when passing the house, Hubbard came out on the porch and said that he intended to kill himself, and had been waiting for some one to come along to see that it was fairly done. Messrs. Fader and Allen went to him and finding he had a pistol took it away from him. He then got a razor, which they also took away. Hubbard, being perfectly unmanageable, got away from them, and while they were following him and discussing what was best to be done, he made his appearance on the porch out of their reach, with a pocket-knife in his hand, and exclaiming “Here I go, boys!” before they could prevent him, drew the knife across his throat, severing the veins and inflicting a mortal wound. He was about three hours dying, during which time he seemed to be perfectly sensible, telling how he wished to be buried and what was best to be done for his family. Hubbard has always been a sort of desperately crazy man, and his self-murder is not a surprising event.


   THE LATE HOMICIDE IN PETALUMA - The Journal of July 29th gives these particulars of a late homicide in Petaluma:

 Thomas CARRIGAN, well-known in this community as a violent character, was shot and instantly killed last Tuesday evening, between the hours of 5 and 6, by a man named Wm. H. SMITH. While in liquor Carrigan had a row with a woman named Mary KELLY, in one of the dens beyond the Revere House. Smith went to her assistance, when Carrigan put his hand behind him as if seeking for a weapon, at the same time making threats to kill. Smith drew his pistol and fired at Carrigan, but a bystander knocking the weapon up, the shot missed. Smith fired the second time, the ball taking effect in Carrigan’s neck, from the effect of which wound Carrigan died in about twenty minutes. Smith was taken in custody to await examination.


   MINING IN EL DORADO COUNTY - The Democrat of July 29th has this item:

 H. LOUIS & Co., who on Friday last struck a rich streak in their ledge on Quartz Hill, and took out in one day in the neighborhood of $4,000, had not until yesterday done any more work on the lead. We are informed that yesterday they took out $300 in about an hour. The proprietors of this claim, had for a year or more been laboring hard on their mine - had met with little encouragement, and were, indeed so reduced in circumstances as to have become almost discouraged. It was under these circumstances that they found themselves, within twenty-four hours, transformed from extreme depression, in feeling and in purse, to the happy realization of hope deferred, and relief from all financial embarkment.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Daily Bee

Sacramento, Wednesday Evening, November 15, 1871


  ROWDYISM - Last night some hoodlums went to the Chinese quarter, where idols and strange gods are being worshiped, and during the ceremonies cut the ques from the heads of several Chinamen in the crowd. This is an outrage that must not again be attempted; in fact, hereafter during the religious festival of the Chinese, none but respectable persons - those who know how to behave themselves - will be permitted to enter the Chinese house of worship. Hoodlums and roughs generally will please take notice and keep away.


  HOSPITAL SUPPLIES - The Board of Supervisors have awarded contracts for hospital supplies as follows: For groceries, to Shadden & Co.; wood, to E. CHRISTY, at $8.90 per cord for live oak and $7.90 for white oak, delivered at the Hospital, and $8.50 and $7.50 if delivered at the Court-house and jail; milk, to William KENNADY, at 24 cents per gallon; meat, to A. BURNS, at 6 cents per pound; pine wood, to P.D. RYAN, at $8 per cord; bread and crackers, to A. & J. BLACK.


  BLOODY AFFRAY - Yesterday afternoon two deck hands on the opposition steamer Enterprise had a fight while going down the river. One, named Edward CONNORS, stabbed his adversary, John GORMLEY, in the breast, causing an ugly wound. The boat met with an accident and had to return, and Conners was arrested on her arrival here last night. Gormley was taken to the Hospital.


   THE ROWAN CASE - Judge HENLEY this morning discharged James ROWAN, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. He keeps an intelligence office and sent a man to a farmer as per order, who refused to work. Rowan then sent another, but the farmer had hired a man meantime, and so the last one sent out brought the charge against Rowan, as stated. There was nothing in the case at all.


   POLICE COURT - Charles SCHMIDT, charged with petit larceny, was this morning pronounced not guilty. The fine of Amelia MIRONES, convicted of malicious mischief, was reduced to $7.50, and the defendant set at liberty. John HOWARD pleaded guilty of having been drunk. Joseph SMITH, charged with assault to murder, was held to answer.


  INDICTMENTS FOUND - The Grand Jury have found these indictments already: Henry SACKET, felony; Thos. BLAKE, robbery; James CRUM, Geo. STINSON, and John WILLIAMS (alias), grand larceny; John F. ULLHORN, assault to do bodily harm.



Per Wells, Fargo & Co., by the Vallejo Route

 Mrs. Jane RICE, a colored woman about ninety years, was found dead in her room on Welsh street, near Zoe, yesterday.

  Martin SAMINENA, a native of France, 19 years of age, was examined by the Commissioners of Lunacy and pronounced insane. He thinks he has the devil in him, and wants to see the Virgin Mary to ger cured.

  In the case of B.F. HASTINGS, of Sacramento, in bankruptcy, an order of adjudication and reference to Register CLARKE was made. The case of Edw. RUDWIG was referred to Register BATER, and that of A. MANDERHALL, default having been entered to Register CLARKE.


  It is reported that Brigham YOUNG has instructed delegate HOOPER to propose to Congress the admission of Utah as a State upon the abolition of polygamy, and the withdrawal of the suits now pending against leading Mormons.


  Having heard it suggested that sinfulness brought burning on Chicago, Philadelphia is looking out for lots of new fire engines.



Submitted by Betty Loose






Sacramento Bee

Tuesday Evening April 26, 1870






The testimonial tendered by the members of the Amateur Dramatic Association, of this city, to Albert HART, late Deputy State Librarian, will take place at the Metropolitan Theater on Friday Evening (Instead of Thursday) (sic) of this week, as previously announced. The beneficiary has been the leading spirit in the Amateur Association, and has often aided materially in pleasing, and entertaining the Sacramento public; and as he is about to leave us, it is but just that his former associates in the dramatic art should in some manner show their appreciation of his abilities in that line, as well as of his social and gentlemanly qualities. The piece selected for the occasion is the "Hunchback."



A new two story and basement brick building is being erected on Eighth street, between J. and L, by D. GILLIS, which, when finished, will be an ornament to that vicinity. The building is being erected on the site of Waterhouse & Lester's old wagon shop, and will be sixty by eighty feet. The basement will be used as a livery stable, and the carriages, etc., will occupy the first floor. The upper story will contain twenty-two elegant rooms. The front of the building will resemble very much that of the Golden Eagle Hotel, in design, only it will be smooth finished and painted. The contract for the brickwork is being filled by DOWTHET & KNAPP, and that of the carpentering by G.A. JACKSON.


POLICE COURT ATTORNEY - The resignation of M.S. HORAN as Deputy District Attorney, has resulted in the appointment of I.S. BROWN to that position. The poor fellows and persecuted females who now come before the Police Court, can no longer regard BROWN as deliverer. Instead of the zealous advocate of the cause of John Doe, pleading so strongly that the wrath of Justice may be turned aside, he will henceforth be found ready to "put them through a course of sprouts," that will be by no means relished by them.


OFFICERS ELECTED. - The Grand Council of House Carpenters of this State have elected the following officers for the ensuing term of six months, viz: President, J.C. GIBSON; Vice President, J. CROLEY; Recording Secretary, A.C. WHITE; Financial Secretary, Thomas Farr LUCAS; Treasurer, C.L. KNOWLES; Sergeant-at-Arms, Charles HONEYWELL.

WATER TO BE SHUT OFF - Residents of the south side of J street and north side of K, from Sixth to Fourteenth streets, and from the alley between I and J, to that between J and K, on Seventh street, will take notice that the water will be shut off to-morrow morning about nine o'clock, and will remain off until eleven.


SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVECTION. - The Exercises this evening, at the State Sunday School Convention, being held in the Sixth street M.E. Church, will be as follows: Devotional exercises; Address of Welcome, by Rev. L.E. DWINELL, D.D.; Response; Address, "The Work before us," by Rev. O.P. FITZGERALD, D.D.


AUCTION SALE, To-morrow - G.W. BADGER will sell a large lot of new and second-hand furniture, beds, bedding, crockery, etc., to-morrow, at his sales-rooms, corner of J and Fourth street. Also, a lot of carpenters' tools and **dlings, in good condition.


PAINFUL ACCIDENT - A young man, named H. RATOWSKY, while riding with a friend on Sunday morning, was thrown from the buggy they occupied at the corner of K and Front streets, and suffered a fracture of one of his lower limbs.


GRAND REPRESENTATIVE - The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Red Men, which was in session here during the past two days, elected C.W. LUMLER as Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of the United States.


HOTEL FIXTURES FOR SALE - On auction next, G.W. BADGER will sell at auction, on the premises in Washington, Yolo county, all the furniture, bedding, mirrors, dining-room fixtures, etc., of Washington Town Hall Hotel.




District Court - Lewis RAMAGE, Judge

Tuesday, April 26.

Edward O'HALE vs. City of Sacramento - Motion for non-suit sustained, and judgement accordingly; thirty days additional time from that allowed by the statutes in which to file statement on appeal, and stay of proceedings until the further order of the Court.


Sarah PERVINE vs. Alexander PERVINE - On motion of Dunlap, copy of complaint to be filed as such.


Elbert F. Fitch vs. Western Pacific Railroad Company - By consent, continued for the term.


Eli MAYO vs. J. DAVIS, et al - Same order.


J.R. MYERS vs. City of Placerville - Cause directed to be certified back to Supreme Court.


J.H. CUTTER vs. A. CARUTHERS et al. - Continued for term at cost of plaintiff.


Adjourned till 10 ½ to-morrow.


Police Court - A. HENLEY, Judge.


Tuesday, April 26.

Eli MAYO, misdemeanor - Nol. Pros. Entered.

David MARKHAM, threats against life - Bound over to keep the peace.

Wm. CAMPBELL, vagrancy - Continued till to-morrow.

John HALE and Wm. GOAKLEY, disturbing the peace - Nol. Pros entered.

Wm. COAKLEY, threats against life - Bound over to keep the peace.

John RYAN, attempt to commit petit larceny - Sentenced to thirty days.

J. PENDOLA, assault and battery - Pleaded guilty.

Jas. MUNROE and John E. HILL, drunk - Pleaded guilty.

John DESARM, disturbing the peace - Not guilty.




An amusing incident occurred a few days since, which was told us as follows: A well known and respected gentleman of this city was walking along J street the other day, whistling a tune, and met one of those "smart" individuals who inflict every community with their presence. Said individual wanted to make the former ashamed of his whistling abilities, probably, so he requested the gentleman - whom he was unacquainted with - to "Whistle for him." The other cooly eyed him a moment, and then replied that he had been whistling for his dog for some time. Smarty subsided, and went on this way feeling decidedly sheepish.


Submitted by Betty Loose



Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening May 2, 1870


  DROWNED NEAR BENICIA - Captain HOUCK, of the schooner Clara L. West, which arrived last night form San Francisco, brought news of the drowning, on Thursday last, of Captain KNOPS, of the schooner Union, plying between here and San Francisco. It appears that the vessel was nearly opposite Benicia, and Captain Knops was in the act of jibbing the main boom, when he was knocked overboard. He was the sole owner of the vessel, and had been running on the river for the past ten years.


  NOT AT FOLSOM - The Good Templars picnic, which takes place to-morrow, will be held at Davisville, as at first announced, and not at Folsom, as stated subsequently. The train will leave the depot of the California Pacific Railroad at half-past eight o’clock A.M. Church & Jones have been engaged to furnish music for the occasion.


  DESTROYED BY FIRE - A building on the north side of L street, between Front and Second, owned by A. and J. BLACK, was destroyed by fire about five o’clock yesterday morning. The building was insured for fifteen hundred dollars. It was occupied at the time by Owen O. LYNN, whose loss, beyond insurance, is trifling.


  ORE - Six car-loads of ore from Galena Mountain, Nevada, arrived last evening. There are now regular shipments of ore to San Francisco from the Nevada mines for reduction.


  CONGESTION OF THE BRAIN - R.D. FOLSOM, formerly a resident of Virginia City, died at the County Hospital on Saturday, of congestion of the brain.


  STATE BONDS - D.O. MILLS & Co., on Saturday surrendered bonds of 1860, amounting to $3,070; also, $17,396.61 of bonds of 1857. They also purchased bonds to the amount of $20,466.67, for benefit of the State School Fund.


  HARBORMASTER’S REPORT - William YOUNG, Harbormaster, reports 23 schooners and 3 sloops arrived during April. Total charge for levee dues for the month, $870; collected, $862.50.


  POUNDKEEPER’S REPORT - Thos. DOOLEY, Poundkeeper, took up and impounded during April, 21 horses and 20 head of cattle, Receipts from redemption of animals, $65.75.


  ART GALLERY - A large number of paintings from the residence of Judge CROCKER were added to-day to the Art Gallery collection.


  LOOKS WELL - Booth & Co. have repainted the front of their fine store on Front street, and it now presents a very handsome appearance.


  LODGING HOUSE FURNITURE - HUBBARD & HOUGHTON offer for sale the furniture and lease of a well furnished lodging house in this city.


  NO FIRE - The ringing of the bells on Saturday night meant that there was no fire.


  PACIFIC COMMERCIAL COLLEGE, Sixth street, between J and K, Sacramento. W.K. LAUDEN, Principal.


                    Pioneers’ Meeting

 The Pioneer Association held its regular monthly meeting on Saturday evening, President McCLATCHY in the chair. Minutes of previous meetings read and approved.

  An application for membership from George HETZEL was referred to the Board of Directors.

  The Board having reported favorably on the application of Adolph PALM, that gentleman was duly elected a member of the Association

 The report of the Excursion Committee was received, and the Committee discharged.

  Resolutions of respect to the memory of the late Louis STEUDEMAN, as follows, were adopted:

 Whereas: An all-wise Providence has removed by death our late brother Pioneer, L. Steudeman, to that bourne from whence no traveler returns; therefore, be it

 Resolved, That this Association has lost one of its most valued members, and one whose death we most sincerely deplore.

  Resolved, That the community among which he so long resided has lost one of its most respectable citizens, an honorable merchant and an ornament to its society.

  Resolved, That we tender our hear-felt sympathy and condolence to his widow and family.

  Resolved, That this Association will wear the usual badge of mourning.

  Resolved, That these resolutions be published and a copy sent to the bereaved family.

  Major E.A. SHERMAN, presented to the Association the baton, badge and scarf worn by him as Marshal of the Pacific coast delegation that participated in the funeral ceremonies of the martyred President LINCOLN, in the city of New York, together with copies of the New York Herald of April 25th, and the New York Times of the 27th and 28th of April 1865, giving detailed accounts of the obsequies. He also presented the Association with a very fine petrified marine fossil, taken from White Pine Mountain, Nevada, showing the action of the spiral worm. The thanks of the Association were tendered the donor. Adjourned.


  The Giantess is the biggest thing in town, except that Bankrupt Stock that BEEDE & GILMAN have bought and are selling at half price: Boots, $2 to $3; Under Shirts, 37 ½ cts; Summer Suite, $5 to $12; Hats, Furnishing Goods, etc., at like prices - 282 J street, opposite the Plaza.


  I.L. MERRILL, Agent for the Genuine Lucid Fluid and Night Lamps and Lanterns, wholesale and retail; and the only place to but cheap is at Merrell’s Lamp and Grocery Store, 149 J street.


  Water Cure, corner Seventh and L sts. J.A. BURNS, M.D., Proprietor.


  SILVER COIN Bought and Sold by Edw. CADWALADER. See his Advertisement on this page.


  LESSONS given in Drawing and Retouching by Mr. HOSSACK, at his room, No. 17 New Bank, cor. 5th and J sts.


  STRAW HATS by thousands, for Ladies’ Misses and Children’s wear, cheaper than the cheapest, at C.H. GILMAN’s 198 J st.


  CAPITAL WOOLEN MILLS - An adjourned meeting of the stockholders of the Capital Wooden Mills will be held this evening, at 7 ½ o’clock, at the office of W.P. COLEMAN, on J street, between Third and Fourth.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, October 22, 1870


                    Steamer Wrecked - Reported Loss of the Cambria

 It is reported that the steamer Cambria, of the Anchor Line between New York, Londonderry, Ireland, and Glasgow, Scotland, while on her way from New York and while on the north of Ireland coast, was wrecked on the island of Inishtrahull. The Cambria left New York October 8, with 127 passengers and a full freight. Among the passengers was General DAVIES, of Chicago. Her cargo consisted of wheat, flour, cotton, cheese, fish, oil, apples, and barrel-staves. The following is a complete list of her passengers:

 Leonard Hermann, Sam’l Kronheim, A.L. Holland, James Hague and wife, Joseph Clark, Col. Hayden, wife and daughter; Gen. Davies, of Chicago; James Purse, wife and two children; George Wilton, Henry Zimmerman, George Wildfaug, Joseph Smith and wife, G. Mayer, Robert Allen, wife and four children; Isabella Allen and infant, Robert McLean, H. McGlinty, A. Cummings, Hubert Caker, Felix Cassidy, Daniel McAllister, Robert Elliott, William Elliott, J.R. Davenkamp, L.J. Davenkam, Mrs. A. Weir, Wm. Hill and child, Harriet McCreedy, Mary Adams, Agnes Barr, S.D. Grewy and wife, Jas. Baird, Nathan Gowet, Robert Patton, L. Gilmore, Mrs. Eastdall, Mrs. Young, Eliza Callahan, Ann O’Neill, Ellen Mellon, John Martinson, Jas. Montgomery, Wm. Mills, P. Doherty, Miss Doherty, Jas. Croson, Mencel Cobbert, Hugh Lockhart, Thos. Hansen, George Brutschim, Jesse Greenlie, Miss Ann Sheers, Miss E.H. Pusey, W. Bingham, Jr., wife and two children, Mrs. NcRea and two children, G.T. Emery and wife, Agnes Noltman, Mrs. Peoples, John Hobson and wife, Mrs. A.A. Pelt and child, Michael Finnerty, Mrs. George Hill, John McGarklan, Michael Tiffany, Charles Pedersen, Archibald Baird, C.A. Fahlback, C. O’Connor, J. Gullikisen, Hans Hansen, August Jansen, John Fleming, E. McLaughlin, J. Roach, Mrs. J. Rustrom, Mrs. Remington, Albert Hudson, Patrick Mund, Susan McCambridge, John Lynch, Bridget Thornton, Mary Gunn, Margaret Boyle, Arthur McCoy, Annie Evart, Gregory Shiel, wife and child; John Givens, Thomas Poltz, A. Riddle, Mary A. Dennismond, John Marshall, W. Beneza, John Clark, Agnes Boyd, M. Dunton, J. Johnson, James Klowan, James Miller, A. McIntire, and A. Ruhe.

  Four boats were launched and filled with passengers and portion of the crew, and but one boat has been heard from. That brought ashore a sailor and the body of a dead girl, and the sailor who tells the story says that his boat had fifteen persons, all of whom, but himself and the dead girl, were washed overboard.


Submitted by Betty Loose



Sacramento Bee

Thursday Evening, November 10, 1870


TIDE LAND PAYMENTS - Yesterday settlements were made with the Controller by purchasers of tide lands, on account of second installment therefor, to the amount of $12,445. There is still due to the State from purchasers of such lands at the June sale, 1869, about $50,000; and from purchasers at the last September sale, about $80,000. Not more than a third of the amount of the second instalments due from these two sales have been paid so far.


FREE LECTURE - It has been signified to members of the Board of Education that Professor E.S. CARR, who fills the chair of Chemistry in the University of California, will shortly deliver a lecture in this city on the theory of Education, especially intended for the information of parents and guardians, and incidentally explain the purposes and uses of State University.


TRADE MARKS - Yesterday there was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by George W. CHELSEY & Co., of Front street, a trade mark and name and device for their own exclusive use, for “Clipper Whisky;” also, one for “Dickson’s Old Farm (1863) Whisky;” and a third one for “William Crowder’s Kentucky Bourbon Whisky.”


ACCUSED AS ACCESSORY - A man named John CAMPBELL was arrested yesterday afternoon by Deputy Constable George FAYLOR on a charge of being accessory before the fact to the killing of DRESSER. He is accused of having furnished a pistol, or in some other manner contributed to the fatal result of the shooting affair yesterday.


HIS CONDITION AT NOON - At noon to-day Matt GREER was resting quietly. Reaction has fully taken place, and his pulse is strong and regular. He feels but comparatively little pain, in view of the serious wound he received, and complains of none, except when coughing.


CAR ON FIRE - As the 7 o’clock A.M. train was to start this morning, the ceiling of one of the passenger cars was discovered on fire, having caught from an over-heated stove. Before much damage was done the car was taken from the train and sent to the shop for repairs.


FROM SHINGLE -A respectable train of freight cars came over the Valley Road this morning loaded with granite, roofing slate and produce. Shingle Springs sent down an entire car load of blinds and doors, 316 boqes of fruit and other merchandise.


DISCHARGED - Judge HENLEY this morning dismissed with an admonition and warning to avoid evil companions and evil places, Thomas MELIAN, charged as a vagrant, whose case the Judge had under advisement.


CONFIDENCE NO. 1 - This Company met last evening and appointed a Committee of Arrangements for the funeral of their deceased member, Wm. DRESSER. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening, November 14, 1870


RECKLESS SHOOTING - About three o’clock yesterday morning some of “the boys about town” got into a difficulty, and a short time afterward one of the combatants, named Grattan McCARTY, while at the corner of K and Second streets, was shot at, the ball just grazing his forehead. The trouble was among a crowd generally known as roughs, and is said to have originated at a disreputable place. Some person, with a desire to create a sensation, started the rumor that a young man who does not know the parties engaged in the quarrel did the shooting. Either this, or it was a dodge to shield the real culprit. There is a class of fellows who think no more of shooting their pistols off in the streets at night than they do of ringing false alarms of fire, and if caught the fellow who shot at McCarty ought to be punished to the full extent of the law.


FOR HIS OLD HOME - Among the passengers who left for the East yesterday was Alfred H. ESTELL, a clerk in the office of Surveyor General BOST. It is upwards of twenty years since Estell saw the home and friends of his youth in Alabama. He will return about Christmas. A host of friends wish him a happy journey.


DEATH OF AN OLD SACRAMENTAN - Yesterday, in San Francisco, the death of Dr. F.A. PARK was chronicled. Deceased was a resident of this city for some years, where he practiced his profession as a dentist.


NEW CITIZENS - In the District Court, to-day, L. Benjamin MOHR, a native of Germany, and John HOPPS, a native of New Brunswick, were admitted to citizenship.


GAS PRIVILEGES - The Board of Trustees this morning granted the petition of the Pneumatic Gas Company for the privilege of laying gas-pipes in the streets.


INSANE - Constable ORR, of Brighton township, brought to the station-house to-day an insane man named James MULLEN. He is constantly ordering roast turkey of the turnkey.


STATE TREASURY - Otto KLOPPENBERG, Treasurer of San Francisco, on Saturday paid into the State Treasury the sum of $369,026.97.


GREAT SALE - On the 25th instant J. DAVIS & Co. will conduct a very important sale of real estate. Particulars will be duly announced.


WILL PERHAPS RECOVER - The condition of Matt. GREER is such that there are strong hopes of his recovery.


DEATHS - There were fifteen deaths in the city last week - ten adults and five children.


RETURNED - Johnny FAYLOR, who has been absent from the city for a year or so, returned yesterday.


I.O.G.T. - Sacramento Lodge, I.O.G.T., will hold a special meeting this evening.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Bee

Tuesday Evening, November 15, 1870


JURORS DRAWN - Pursuant to order made in the District Court yesterday the following jurors were drawn to serve during the December term, the venire being returnable December 6th: City - Chas. W. Adams, A.H. Anderson, M. Bryte, S.W. Butler, Carl Ahpel, James Bithell, Frank Powell, A.P. Bailey, J.H. Van Saun, E.F. Woodward, John R. Descave, J.R. Ray, C.C. Reid, Geo. C. Heisch, Wm. A. Gett, Wm. Boyne, John Bennett, Orrin Collier, Geo. Wentworth, Daniel Cox, Wm. C. Barrett, Jos. Beebe, Geo. F. Bronner, M.M. Odell, James Miller, A.A. Flint, Daniel Brown, John Tingman, A.P. Andrews, J.C. Rogers, Peter Bohl, G.R. Dean, Ezra Woolson, Thomas D. Ball, O.C. Casey, Wm. M. Harron, Richard Parker, Jacob Keber, R. Breen, John Rippon, David Woods, S.W. Burke, P. Herzog, J.N. Andrews, L. Grimes, J.F. Clark, Martin Pennish, P.J. Buckley, J.D. Lord, B.F. Ready, James B. Thompson, H.W. Bragg, T.C. Benteen, J.A. Stewart. Franklin Township - M. Smith, N. Gilliand, Matthew Lee, W. Hazen, T.W. Webb, J.F. Epperson, T.K. Hunt. Brighton - J.T. Day, Wm. Detterding, J.D. Morrison, George Wilson, R. Davenport. Georgiana - J.M. Gleason. Granite - Robert Keefe, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Greer, Samuel Dowden, T.G. Saulsbury, P. Donovan, P. Fitzpatrick, Samuel Kay. Lee - Michael Murray, Henry Blair, S.A. Howell, James A. Elder, Wm. Scott. Sutter - Littleton Waldron, Johh Thoman, William P. Caruthers, W. Mace, Fred. W. Upson, J.P. Odbert, John Gosling. Natoma - Chas. A. Nuttall, Jesse G. Rowe. San Joaquin - A. Hamilton, Andrew Kelly, S. Treat, C.W. Pierce, Chas. D. Young. Cosumnes - E.F. Bane, Cyrus Briggs, Charles Clemens. American - Wm. Keller. Dry Creek - Thos. Randolph and Wm. Brock.


CASE OF GARROTING - Alfred COOK informed the police last evening that he had been robbed by two men of thirty-one dollars in the alley between L. M, Third and Fourth streets. His was the old story over again. He went into a beer saloon, made the acquaintances of two men there and agreed to take a walk with them. They walked him right into the alley, choked him and took his money.


THE LATE DR. PARK - By to-night’s Central Pacific train from San Francisco, will arrive the remains of the late Dr. PARK, which will to-morrow be interred in the City Cemetery. The body will be accompanied by a delegation of Odd Fellows and Red Men. The delegation will be met at the Depot, by Pacific Encampment No. 2 in a body and escorted to Temple Hall in Odd Fellows Temple, to be in state until to-morrow at 9 A.M., at which time the funeral will take place. Further notice will appear in the morning papers after the meeting of the Encampment to-night shall have perfected the arrangements for the burial.


NO FURTHER TROUBLE - Ever since the affray resulting in the death of William DRESSER there have been rumors afloat to the effect that the matter would not end there, but that there would be trouble between John GREER and certain friends of Dresser. We have been informed on the best of authority that there are now no grounds for such reports - that the ill-feeling manifested at the time has passed away, and that all matters of dispute have been settled. This as it should be, and everybody acquainted with the circumstances will applaud the action of those gentlemen in not permitting the further shedding of blood.


RETURNED FROM ROME - Among the passengers by the train from the East to-day was Archbishop ALEMANY, who has been in attendance at the Ecumenical Council in Rome. He was met at the depot by Rev. Fathers SCANLAN and KELLY, of this city. He seemed to be in excellent health and spirits.


CHILD RUN OVER - Yesterday a little son of Thomas ROSS was run over by a buggy at Second and L streets and badly bruised. The gentleman who was riding in the vehicle at the time has visited the little sufferer several times, and deeply regrets the occurrence.


ACCIDENTAL SHOT - A gentleman doing business on K street, below Second, on the north side, accidentally discharged a gun at an early hour this morning. The result was a demolished show-window and a crippled pedestrian on the opposite side of the street.


TO BE PLANKED  - At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, held this morning, the petition of HUNTINGTON, HOPKINS & Co., to have the alley between L and M, Second and Third streets, planked, was granted. The Street Commissioner was instructed to advertise for proposals for the work.

OFFICERS ELECTED - At a meeting of the Butchers’ Social Club, held a few evenings since, the following officers were elected: President, J.A. WILLIAMS; Vice-President, L. SANDERS; Secretary, J.G. FRITSCH; Treasurer, R. WEBER.


TO ARRIVE TO-MORROW - Rev. Wm. H. HILL, late rector of Grace Church, in this city, and present City School Superintendent, is announced to arrive to-morrow from the East, where he has been on a visit for some months.


THE LAST WEEK - Tax-payers will do well to bear in mind that the time in which to pay their State and county taxes without extra charges will expire with the close of the present week. But $69,802.16 have as yet been collected.


WINE FOR OHIO - Five large pipes of wine from Bernhard’s vineyard, at Auburn, will be forwarded to-morrow for Dayton, Ohio. It would seem that California wines have acquired a wide celebrity in the East and North.


Police Court - A. Henley, Judge

                    Monday, Nov. 15

Ah Yong, Chin Yu and Gu Hong, gambling - Continued till the 17th.

Levi CALLISH, vagrancy - Discharged.

M. McGowen, drunk - Discharged

Thos. LACY, violating city ordinance - Continued till the 17th.

C.H. KING, assault to murder - Continued till to-morrow.



Notice to the Ladies! - Mrs. Murphy, having just returned from New York with an elegant assortment of Millinery, solicits a call from the ladies of Sacramento and vicinity before purchasing elsewhere. Please remember the number - 165 J st., between Sixth and Seventh.


A FAMILY MEDICINE - We call the special attention of our readers to the advertisement of that favorite home remedy, Perry Davis’ Pain Killer. It has been before the public thirty years, and probably has a wider and better reputation than any other proprietary medicine of the present day. At this period there are but few unacquainted with the merits of the Pain Killer; but while some extol it as a Liniment, they know but little of its power in easing pain when taken internally, while others use it internally with great success, but are equally ignorant of its healing virtues when applied externally. We therefore wish to say to all that it is equally successful, whether used internally or externally, and it stands to-day unrivaled by all the great -------- of Family Medicines. It is sufficient evidence of its virtues as a standard medicine to know that it is now used in all parts of the world and that its sale is constantly increasing. No curative agent has had such wide-spread sale of given such universal satisfaction. It is a purely vegetable compound, and perfectly safe even in unskillful hands.


Chas. Reade, Mrs. Edwards, Richard Grant White, Anthony Trollope, Justin McCarthy, Parke Godwin, Dr. J.C. Dalton, Dr. Draper,

and all the

Leading Writers of the Day.

The Galaxy Has determined, regardless of expense, to maintain its present position as


American Literary magazine.


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Daily Bee

Sacramento, Monday Evening, October 9, 1871 

Look Out for Fires - Now that conflagrations are the order of the day, people should be careful where they throw ashes from their stoves, or we may again have to go through some of the bitter experiences of the past, when the fire-fiend stalked defiantly over the city leaving destruction and waste in his path. Yesterday special officer DUBOIS discovered a lot of rubbish burning in the alley between I and J, Front and Second street, which was in close contiguity to a board fence, and the latter to wooden buildings. By extinguishing the fire a conflagration of some magnitude was averted. 

BUGGY SMASHED - Yesterday afternoon a buggy in which was seated E. BLUM and another gentleman was upset at the corner of Eleventh and E streets, by which the gentlemen were somewhat bruised and one of the wheels smashed. One of them was heard to remark, as he picked himself up, that he was glad nobody was about, so that the reporters would not get hold of the matter and publish it. But “a chief was among ‘em takin’ notes,” and gives us the facts above. 

BURGLARIOUS - On Saturday night the store of Bronner & Clark, at Tenth and J streets, was entered by burglars through a rear window, who made a commendable attempt to get at the contents of the safe. They had only an ax to operate with, and didn’t succeed. The extent of the damage was the purloining of several cans of oysters. 

THE NORTHER - A strong breeze from the nor’west prevailed yesterday. The only damage known to have resulted was the filling of houses with dust and blowing off a lady’s head-gear, or chignon, on the street. Parties captured it after a long race and left it at SINGLETON & BRADY’s saloon. The hirsute curiosity is said to be worth something. 

THE SHAMROCK - This is the title of a saloon on Front street, kept by a person of the female persuasion. On Saturday night Mike BROWN and John SULLIVAN went there and opened a siege-fire upon the lady, their missiles being “mortified” pears. They were both arrested for disturbing the peace. 

STABBING AFFRAY - A man named John BROWN was arrested for stabbing one George INGLES, an employe at the Union Bakery. Brown was obfusticated with liquor, and Ingles extinguished him from the store, when he stabbed the latter. 

LARCENY - A man named Edward REED, an old offender, nipped a coil of hose from Hill & Co’s store, on J street, Saturday afternoon but was shortly afterward arrested.  

ARRIVED - These passengers arrived overland to-day: O.R. JONES, Fred. SACKETT, L.P. HINDS, P.M. FLEESHAMAN, H. HOUSMANN, Mrs. G. WEILL, San Francisco; F. PANCOAT, Alameda; Mrs. A.H. BOYDEN and child, Missouri; E.V. RIBBINS, Elko; W.P. BROADHEAD and wife, Gold Hill; J. SPENCER and wife, D.B. HANNAH, Portland; Mrs. J.E. BOYD and child, Omaha, F.S. CHANFRAU, Mrs. C.A. GRIDLEY and child, New York; Bayard WOODRUFF, Mrs. R. WOODRUFF, Miss M.A. LAPTON, Mrs. M.A. LAPTON, Mrs. M.D. WAGNER and two children, Brooklyn; Prof. O.S. FOWLER and family, G.W. LAWRENCE and wife, Boston; L. COATES, Philadelphia; Jas. CAMPBELL, H. JOHNSON, Sandwich Islands; J. FRAZER, C.E. RICHARDSON, H.L. CHASE, Honolulu; Miss A. CORNLEY, New Jersey; Gen. H.F. CLARKE, Chicago; N. SMITH, Red Bird, (Ill.); W.W. BEERS and family, Illinois; R.McNULTY, Charlotte, (Tenn.); B. SMITH, Illinois; Mrs. Col. J. HALSEY and two children, U.S.A.; L.B. SEAVER, Pioche; G.W. LEVY, San Francisco; J. MIZNOR, Liberty, (N.Y.); J. SEAVER, Jamesville (Wis.); J. ROBERTS and son, Missouri; A. WHELAN, B.N. REYNOLDS, Franklin (Mich.); D. LANCASTER, Clinton (Mich.); R.M. ROBERTS, Rome (N.Y.); Miss R. FLEISTKORN, Wheeling (Va.); J.S. HOWARD, Cloverdale (Cal.); J.G. BUSH, Mendocino (Cal.); E.H. FREEMAN, San Francisco; 80 first-class, 50 second-class and 49 emigrants. Total, 179 

ARRESTED FOR ARSON - Joseph BRANNAN, the occupant of the house on Fourteenth street, which was set on fire Saturday morning, has since been arrested on suspicion of being the incendiary. It is said that he had been drinking hard for some days and was in a somewhat despondent mood about that time. 

AUCTION TO-MORROW - J. DAVIS will sell to-morrow, at the residence of Mrs. F. BASS, 106 Second street, between L and M, all the nearly new furniture and household goods therein contained, a list of which is published elsewhere. Sale to begin at half-past 10 o’clock A.M. 

FOWLER ARRIVED - Prof. Fowler, of New York, the great “bumpologist,” arrived from the East to-day with his family. He will open his batteries first on the people of San Francisco; after which, it is hoped, he may come to Sacramento and tell our people something about their bumps. 

THE GREAT FIRE - Many persons here have received dispatches to-day from friends and relatives who lived where Chicago stood yesterday. All agree that the city was doomed and its destruction was near at hand. 


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Daily Bee

Sacramento, Friday Evening, November 3, 1871 

OVERLAND - These persons arrived overland to-day: Mrs. O.E. PALMER, St. Louis; H. WAGNER, Mrs. General George P. SHRIL, San Francisco; Wm. M. LYON and wife, Sacramento; J.M. SPAFFORD, wife and three children, Chicago; P. LEVY, Brooklyn, N.Y.; W. ODLIVE, wife and daughter, New Haven; Capt. G.L. MEAD and wife, U.S.N.; Com. J.C. SPAULDING, U.S.A.; W.F. ALLEN and wife, Mrs. E.H. ALLEN and daughter, Honolulu; J.H. HARRISON, New Zealand; J. WATT, J.C. ROGER, Canada; Mrs. T.H. MOTT, Los Angeles; Mrs. M.H. BANDING, Carson Valley; J.M. LORD, A.J. MORRELL, wife and daughter, San Francisco; A. BASSETT, San Jose; Daniel KEIG and wife, Florence, Ohio. First class, 50; second class, 202; emigrants, 33. Total, 285. 

KNOWS NO RESPECT - The Record says it knows no respect of persons in criminal matters, and proves it by publishing one person charged with assault to murder as John Doe, and in another case give the individual’s name in full and then convicts him before the Court has a say in the matter. It evidently hasn’t much respect for consistency, either. 

CHANGE OF FIRM - The grocery business of P.H. RUSSELL, at 209 J street, has been disposed of to Billingsley & Foster, who have been long connected with that house. They will hereafter conduct the business at the same place. 

SEAL SKINS - Three cars of seal skins formed a part of the eastward bound freight train this morning. These skins came from Alaska, where a big business is carried on in that branch. 


Homoeopathic Physician and Surgeon, Fourth and J streets, over Capital Savings Bank. Medicinal Oxygen administered for the Cure of Chronic Diseases. 

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Daily Bee

Sacramento, Monday Evening, November 6, 1871 

BOMBASTES FURIOSO - The Chinese on I street have been granted the privilege of driving the Devil out of that region once more. This means a week or two of bomb-firing, cracker-snapping, squealing and gong-rattling, as of old. We could never understand why the Devil (no profanity intended) should come back at all after being so ignominiously kicked out on several occasions. He ought to know, it he knows anything, that he will not be allowed to stay there in peace. Poor old Satan - he is entitled to the sympathies of the community. 

DOUBTLESS AN INJUSTICE - Some days ago we gave the statement of a woman named COONEY, to the effect that her husband after abusing her had abandoned her and one child. We have since met the husband, who appears to be a sober, hard-working man, and he explained to us the cause of his wife’s strange conduct, which puts a different light on matters altogether. We are confident that injustice has been done him, and trust that her statement may not militate against him in any way. 

DISTRICT COURT - In the case of G.W. LEET vs. Angus DEWAR judgement was this morning rendered for defendant for $411, and a stay of proceedings ordered for 20 days. Judgement in favor of Emily E. HERSPERGER and against BUTLER et al. was also rendered for block 337 in Sutterville and $30 damages; stay of proceedings until further order. Also, in favor of same plaintiff and against STATE et al, for block 339 in the same locality. Court still in session. 

ARRIVED - These persons arrived to-day by overland train; J.H. BREWER, San Francisco; Mrs. S.S. MONTAGUE, child and servant; Mrs. T.T. PAYNE and two children, Sacramento; Mrs. C.N. PALMER, Oakland; George CHAMPLIN, wife, niece and child, Red Bluff; Mrs. James MILLS, Monterey; Dr. J.M. BROWN and wife, Tyler BEACH and wife, Miss S. BEACH, San Jose; T.G. ELLIOTT, Miss Lucy A. NOYES, Georgetown, Mass.; J.H. LITTLE, Massachussetts; J.H. DOWNER, Melbourne; Raphael FORT, Bordeaux; Miss M. SHORT, Mansfield, Ohio; H. BORNEMANN, wife and son, Cleveland; J. GILES, Louisville; B.P. CADWELL, wife and child, Portland; Robert SEIGLE, Oakland.; C.C. WARNER, Virginia City; A. Spaulding, wife and child, San Francisco; S.S. SOUTH, wife and child, Boston; Mrs. A.D. SULLIVAN and daughter, Providence; Thomas BOOLE, London; Mrs. S. CAROTHERS, Miss Cora SCOTT, Kansas City; Mrs. M.H. AVERILL and mother, San Francisco; 65 first-class, 35 second-class and 21 emigrants - total, 121. 

CUP PRESENTATION – Lieutenant Charles J. AUER, of the City Guard, being about to depart from the city for the land of Mormons, was presented on Saturday night by his comrades in arms with an elegant silver cup, appropriately inscribed. The presentation speech was made by ex-Captain H.S .KNOX, and responded to by the recipient. After that champagne corks popped, and a jolly time was enjoyed. 

JOCKEY CLUB ELECTION - At the meeting of the Jockey Club held on Friday night last these persons were elected as officers: President, J.S. WOODS; Vice Presidents, E.H. MILLER, Jr.; E.M. SKAGGS and H.M. BERNARD; Secretary, Samuel POORMAN; Treasurer, Chris GERRNE. Poorman, Skaggs and Bernard were appointed a committee on bylaws. 


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Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening October 26, 1872




Archbishop ALEMANY asks permission of the Twelfth District Court to sell the Catholic Church property in Woodland, Yolo county.


E. MORTON was divorced from M. MORTON and Walter PAGE from Prudence M. PAGE-all in San Francisco this year.


Ninety-eight cargoes of wheat have been cleared from San Francisco this year.


The Great Invincibles paraded in San Francisco last night, 1000 strong. They will be in Sacramento this night week.


The amount of banking capital in San Francisco, as represented by returns made by the banks to the Internal revenue Office, is about $48,000,000, on a currency basis. Of this, $40,00,000 is deposits. Of the whole amount, at least $44,000,000 is loaned out on various securities, mostly city real estate.


The late Catholic Fair in Vallejo realized between $3,000 and $5,000.


COGGINS and PAGE spoke at Grass Valley last evening, and J. T. FARLEY at Watsonville.


Snow fell at Hamilton, Nevada, yesterday, to the depth of two inches.


Judge QUINT had brought suit against Mrs. FAIR for $8,075, balance of fees due him, and attached her money in bank. Mrs. FAIR claims that the agreement was made by Mrs. LANE, and she therefore repudiates it.


John M COGHLAN spoke at Chico last night.


ENDOWMENT OF AN EASTERN UNIVERSITY. - We observe by yesterday's telegrams that William H. RAYMOND, of Oakland, has endowed a professorship in the University of Arts and Trades, at Toledo, Ohio, with $20,000. Mr. Raymond, one of the owners of the famous Raymond and Ely mine, is one of the wealthy men who have lately become resident of this city, and the little item telegraphed across the continent proves that he is a gentleman of liberality, and that he is using his money for the noblest of all objects, the promotion of the cause of education - Oakland News.


A TITUSVILLE wife placed a toy snake in her husband's boot the other morning, and then could hardly get breakfast because of her snickering at his performances when he discovered it. He first looked in the mirror, then went and threw his demijohn of old rye into the mill-race. He drank thirteen cups of coffee at breakfast, and for several evenings afterward astonished his children by going to bed at nine o'clock each night.


For Moth Patches, Freckles, and Tan, use Perry's Moth and freckle lotion.

The well known reliable and harmless remedy for Brown Discolorations of the Face. Also for Fleshworms, Pimply Eruptions and Blotched Disfigurations of the Face, use his improved Comedone and Pimple Remedy-the Skin Medicines of the Age. Prepared only by Dr. B.C. PERRY, Dermatologist, 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by Druggists everywhere.


OVERLAND- names of passengers arriving here by to-day's train from the East:


O.H. McKEE and family, Washington; Mrs. C. BROWN and family, Miss Ann DEAS, New York; D. WILLIAMSON and family, Vallejo; A.G. BATES, Washington; W.H. SCOTT, S.D. CULBERTSON, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. J.C. CASEY, San Francisco; Mrs. Kate M. KEITH and family, Cleveland; Mrs. John J. HAYES and family, Brooklyn, Cal,; Mrs. N.W. HOLT, Japan; L. LUCE, Sacramento; Mrs. M.E. CASSIN and daughter, Stockton; Geo. GILMORE and family, Nebraska; W.D. BEARDSLEY and family, Stockton; Miss Isabella CROHAN, New Orleans; John QUAGLE, Salt Lake; T.G. HANSCHE, Paymaster C.H. THOMSON, U.S.A.; Mrs. G. King and child, Spruce Mountain, Nev.; W.H. McLEAN, San Francisco; O. SCUDDER and wife, Sacramento; Mrs. E.D. CROSS, Miss Anna HUTCHINSON, Batavia; R.C. JEWELL, England; Rev. G.A. BECKER, Berea, C.; George AUSTIN, St. LOUIS; Wm. DRUMMOND, Cincinniati; Mrs. Josie FRANCIS, Illinois; Miss Clara TILTON, New Hampshire; A.W. GEDNEY and family, Ruby Valley, Nev,; Mrs. R.H. DEAN, San Diego; N. BUNDY, Geo. HORBUCK, Ohio; John ST. JOHN, San Francisco; Thos. McKINISLEY, San Leandro; H. VAN VLEET, J.C. OLDHAM, Grand Island, Neb.; L.G. THOMAS, Ohio; Mrs. L. MARION and family, New York; John PARKER and wife, Mrs. Sarah JONES and Miss Mary Jones, California; C. LEON, J.W. SCHOONMAKER, San Francisco, B.P. ROBINSON, Rochester, N.Y.; A.G. SUMMERS, Solano county; G.W. GARDNER and family, Maine; J.A. DIFFLE and wife, New Haven; J. M. M. MERRILL, Nova Scotia; Mrs. A ROBERTS, Knight's Landing; Mrs. Chas. BABB, Mrs. S.L. CARLETON, Miss Carrie G. CARLETON, Portland, Maine; Mrs. S. JENNINGS, Chicago; Jeff WILLCOXSON, Missouri; Mrs. Geo. THRYOCK, St. Louis; J. KENNEDY, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. A.M. HOLLBROOK, Philadelphia.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening, January 12, 1874


COSTUMING - Mrs. L. SIMONS has secured a store on J street (No. 133, near Fifth), where she displays her magnificent costumes for the masquerade. She was first advertised to be at the Pacific Hotel. Madame PAULIN has her varied assortment displayed at 143 J street, between Fifth and Sixth. And our townsman, S. WILZINSKI, also has a very excellent lot of costumes at his store on J street, between Sixth and Seventh.


BIDERMAN’S BODY - The body of John W. Biderman, deceased, has been brought from the vault to CONBOIE’s undertaking rooms, preparatory to removal to Philadelphia. In all things but color, and a slight sinking of the eyes, the face is as natural as in life.


SPECTATOR TICKETS - The managers of the Eureka Social bal masque have decided to issue fifty spectator tickets at $3.00 each. The President of the Club will receive applications for such tickets. Sale of regular tickets will close to-morrow.


READINGS - Humorous WHITE, of Kentucky, had an excellent house at his readings on Saturday night. His selections were very well rendered, the “Raven,” by Poe, being particularly so.


FIFTH LECTURE - Bishop PECK, D.D., will deliver the fifth lecture of the Literary Institute course to-morrow evening. Subject - “Science and the Spirit World.”


WARRANTS READY- Warrants, for amounts allowed by the Supervisors at their last session, will be ready for delivery to-morrow, at Auditor STEWART’s office.


PRACTICING - Hon. M.S. HORAN has commenced the practice of law again. His office is on J street, near Seventh , over DALE’s music store.


IMMIGRANTS - Two cars of immigrants will arrive by this evening’s train.


GREAT BARGAINS - N.G. FELDHEIM, dry goods dealer, southeast corner of Fifth and J streets, offers great bargains in his line of goods. See advertisement.


DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT - Thos. MILLGATE, an old resident of this county, a 49er in fact, died after a lingering illness in San Francisco yesterday. He has resided for nearly a quarter of a century on the right bank of the American nearly opposite this city. His remains will be brought up on the Vallejo train this evening and he will be buried at 10 o’clock to-morrow from Masonic Hall.


ARRESTS TO-DAY - Ben. LANSING, drunk, Rider; Senora MARTINEZ, drunk on the sidewalk, Shellers; William BROWN, battery, Harris and Morales; Mrs. ROSE, detained as a witness; Ah PAW, discharging fire arms in city limits, Rider and Shellers.


JURORS - The County Court this morning ordered the County Clerk to draw from the jury box, the names of twenty-four persons, to act as Grand Jurors, and seventy-five to act as trial jurors.


COACH - The splendid new coach of the Western Hotel which is now running regularly attracts as much attention at the depot as the overland train.


MADAM MARTELL (from Europe) Magnetic Healer - Clairvoyant and Developing Medium. Rooms 26 and 27, Golden Eagle


AMERICAN LAUNDRY - Office, HOPKINS’ Book Store, 7 J street. Orders left on Laundry slate, or at offices of principal hotels, will receive prompt attention.

  Shirts and Collars neatly ironed and polished, and all buttons sewed on. S.B. COOLEY, Proprietor.

HAPPY AND CONTENT are HAMANN’s Boarders. Delicious Eastern Oysters just received. Cal. Oysters, 75 cts. Per 100.


ALLUDING to the rumor that an Independent paper is to be started in Stockton with Sam SEABOUGH as editor, the Colusa Sun says:

 Seabough, at present chief of the Union, is a fine scholar, a born gentleman; a fluent writer, and editor or sound judgement, and has notions of his own not always expressed in the Union. There he is on a salary and has the course of the paper indicated by the proprietors. He is like a horse in harness - does the pulling, but some one else handles the lines. While the Union supported Grant, he was a warm supporter of Greeley. We would like to see him in a paper where his own sentiments would appear.”


THE Alta advises people to plant trees around their fences if they do not plant them in their fields. They might select the fig, eucalyphus or olive, either of which will be profitable.


THE SACRAMENTO BEE declares its age to be 17 years. It is full of years and honors. [Chico Enterprise.


NIGHT SCHOOL - The Sacramento Business College is open evenings for the accommodation of young and middle-aged men, who are employed during the day. Thorough instruction in both Mercantile and English branches.


STOVES! STOVES! STOVES! At G.H. SWINERTON’s corner, J and 7th sts. Now is your time to buy Cooking and Parlor Stoves. Cheaper than any other dealer in Sacramento.


ROOFING - LAUFKOTTER Bros., Tenth and J streets, Metal Roofing and jobbing. Special attention given to repairing old roofs.


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The Sacramento Bee

Tuesday Evening

September 22, 1874


POLICE COURT - Thirteen sinners were marched into the prisoner’s dock this morning with rueful countenances and repentant miens, to answer to various petty offences against the dignity of the city. Geo. G. STAMBACH convicted yesterday of a petty larceny of a carpet-sack, was given 90 days in the county jail. Alexander FOX, for a peace disturbance, was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 or be imprisoned 10 days. Thos. SULLIVAN, convicted of sleeping in a public place, was given 5 days in the city prison. Frank CLARK, for a similar offense, was dosed in like manner. Charles PHEARSON, sleeping on the street, arrived in town Saturday. He goes down for 5 days. G. COOPER, drunk, given 5 days in the city prison. Jas. POWERS, drunk, was sentenced to 5 days’ imprisonment. M. KRAKER, charged with a violation of the sign ordinance, had his case continued until the 29th. Hattie WILLIAMS was charged with a peace infraction, but the case was dismissed upon payment of costs. Mike COURTNEY, charged with a battery on Bridget, his wife, had his case continued until tomorrow. Jimmy HOLMES, drunk, pleaded guilty. John MURPHY, drunk, pleaded guilty. James MULLIGAN, for the little indiscretion of sleeping on the sidewalk, pleaded guilty. John WILLIAMS, a peace breaker, pleaded guilty. The Court was then adjourned until to-morrow morning.


SECOND CROP - At the Sacramento Market, K street, between Third and Fourth, yesterday, we noticed a limb of an apple tree from which were hanging several good sized apples of the “Early Harvest” variety. These were of the second crop grown on the tree the present season, which stands in the garden of Mr. SHAEFFER on Fourth street, between L and M.


FATHER MATHEW - The Father Mathew Temperance Society has secured Hamilton Hall to be used for headquarters, and it is proposed to establish a library and reading room there. The Society will hold a special meeting to-night in the old hall.


THIEVING - This morning Deputy Sheriff C.P. O’NEIL detected them in the act, and arrested a couple of San Francisco hoodlums, Andrew BLANCHFIELD and Frank SMITH, for robbing the till of Marco MAINA, corner Third and J streets.


SUPERVISORS - The Board of Supervisors met to-day, but did nothing but dismiss the application of Chas J. OWEN, for a road near Folsom.


JURORS - A venire for twenty-four jurors was issued from the Police Court this morning, returnable to-morrow morning.


WHERE the Ladies go, success is bound to follow - at GILMAN Bros. & Co’s, 137 J street, between 5th and 6th.


DOCTORS ERNST, Healing Medium. Office 240 J street, between 8th and 9th.


AMERICAN LAUNDRY, S.B. COOLEY, proprietor - Office, Hopkins’ Bookstore, 70 J street, bet. 3d and 4th. Shirts and Collars neatly ironed and polished, and all buttons sewed on. Orders left on Laundry Slate, and at offices of Principal Hotels, will received prompt attention.


                    LOCAL BREVITIES

Two immigrant cars to-day.

Entries for the ladies’ tournament close to-night.

Three cars of horses came up for the Fair to-day.

Patchen, the noted stallion, arrived to-day and was taken to the Park.

There are a large number of monte operators in town looking for “greenies.”

Walter B. FERRAL is acting as a regular police officer in place of MARTZ, who is sick.

The children of the Grammar School assembled this morning before a large number of visitors.

Last evening, a hack team ran away from the depot, and dashed up J street. At the corner of Fourth, they collided with a milk wagon and damaged it somewhat. No one hurt.

Coroner COUNTS held an inquest, yesterday on the body of Jas. ECKMAN, killed at Kicksville on Sunday last. The verdict was that he came to his death in the manner discribed by us last evening.


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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, November 11, 1874


Death of an Old Resident - Last evening’s Bee had the following concerning Michael FENNELL, who died in San Francisco last Monday: “He came to Sacramento in 1850. The first contract for building a State Capitol building in this city was awarded to Fennell & Nougen, and they dug the trenches for the foundations on the present plaza, Ninth and Tenth, I and J streets.  Finding the location too circumscribed the authorities annulled the contract and settled with the contractors. Afterward the city purchased the four blocks upon which the present Capitol building stands, at an expense of $60,000, and donated the land to the State. Fennell also contracted for and laid the foundation on the original State Prison building at San Quentin.


Sprained Ankle - A man named D.M. SMITH, a native of Council Bluff, Iowa, but who has been living for some time in the State of Nevada, arrived in the city by yesterday morning’s overland freight train. In stepping from the car he sprained his left ankle very severely, and, not having any money, was taken to the station-house for temporary accommodation, but will probably have to go to the hospital.

Numerous Canines - If the Poundmaster was in search of dogs to impound, he could not find any better hunting ground than in the vicinity of the court-house, Seventh and I streets, where canines have been so numerous for several days that a man with a scoop-net could gather half a dozen at a haul. The snapping, snarling, fighting and howling indulged in by the animals could only be equaled by a band of starving wolves.


Didn’t Go - A number of Sacramentans had intended to go down to the Bay to see the great trotting race announced to take place to-day, but as the weather threatened to be stormy, and it was probable that the race would have to be again postponed, there were more Sacramentans returned yesterday, of those that had previously gone down, than there were left the city.


Circumcision - The rite of circumcision was performed upon the infant son of L. PHILLIPS (of the firm of S.J. Nathan & Co.) at the residence of the parents on Third street, yesterday forenoon, Rev. Mr. LOEWENTHAL officiating. Many friends of the family were present, and at the conclusion of the ceremonies a splendid collation was served.


Substantial Garments - The observed of all observers in the city nowadays is Mayor GREEN, who has achieved a new suit of clothes, manufactured of genuine Irish frieze - an article of such lasting qualities that in the old country a suit of it descends from father to son for two or three generations, and finally is used in place of lace window curtains.


Forgery, Also - Charles Morgan MUYGRIGGE, recently arrested for sheep-stealing, yesterday had a charge of forgery entered against him also, it being alleged that he forged the name of Justin GATES to a note of Angus MARTIN, of the International Hotel, instructing the latter to give Muygrigge board and lodging at this (Gates’) expense.


SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN - In the register of deaths in this issue of the Union will be found that of Isaac FRY, an old and highly respected citizen of the county. The suddenness of Fry’s death caused quite a shock both to his intimate friends and to the community at large. What the precise

nature of the disease was with which he died, we presume is not known, as no post-mortem examination of the body was made. It is probable, however, that it was some organic derangement of the heart. He had, we understand, been subject for many years to violent attacks in the form of night-mare. He was

particularly liable to these on lying down and going to sleep after having taken violent exercise. On the Monday prior to his death he suffered from a severe attack, which came on not while he was asleep but while he was engaged in, or just after he had been in, some very violent exercise. On this occasion life seemed to be extinct, and it was only by the most vigorous rubbing of his body and the application of the most pungent restoratives that, after the lapse of some two hours, he was saved from actual death. From this time till his death, on the following Sunday, he seemed despondent and to be in apprehension of another attack. At the time of the attack which carried him off, he had gone into the orchard to get a

bucket of apples. His hard breathing after he had fallen to the ground was heard by MANNING, his friend and partner, who hastened to him as soon as he could. Though still alive, and in a posture as if attempting to get up, when he got there, he did not speak, but almost instantly sank back dead. Fry was one of our best and most enterprising citizens, and his sudden death, in the very vigor of manhood, will be mourned not only by his family and most intimate friends, but by the community at large. - [Yreka Union, Nov. 7th



Seven hundred polygamists are said to have become citizens through perjury in the past six months in Utah.

The first number of the Utah Scandinaw has made its appearance at Salt Lake. S.J. JONASSON is editor-in-chief.

The survey has been completed for the Colorado Central Short Line into Denver, and the profile for the grading prepared.  The sheep owners of the Little Colorado and tributaries, Arizona, have taken their flocks to New Mexico or some other country, in order to get rid of paying county and territorial taxes.

The Helena, Montana, Independent says: “The Trapper quartz district gives promise of being the best in Montana. At present the indications are that several of the lodes will prove permanent, and that millions of money will find its way down Willow creek.”


A Walla Walla woman wants a divorce. In her complaint, after alleging that her husband had cruelly treated and deserted her, she avers that the property of the household consists of a double-barreled shot-gun of the value of $20, which she prays the court may be set side as her separate property, and that she may be awarded the custody of the three minor children. Three children and a shotgun - what else could a woman want?  The Denver News says: “The infamous work of poisoning whole flocks of sheep down in southern Colorado bids fair soon to arouse a spirit of retaliation on the part of the sheep men. We hear low mutterings of reprisals against such cattle men as are known to be engaged in the diabolical work of poisoning sheep, and there is a prospect that cattle may soon be afflicted with epidemic scourges. Such things are a blot upon our Territory, and should be stopped.”

Jeff. STANDIFER, an old miner and Indian fighter well known in the Northwest Territories, died at Fort Steele, Wyoming, September 30th. He had been complaining for some time, and was under the impression that the time had come for him to pass in his checks and travel the road over which he had sent many a pesky redskin. Jeff. was a noted plainsman, and his name is as familiar as a household word from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean.  He was a great Indian fighter, scout and mining explorer, and has figured very conspicuously in the history of the Rocky Mountains for many years.


Snow on the Yosemite Roads - M. HEDGES, with his family, who lived in the valley during the season, returned to Sonora on Saturday night. He left the valley on Wednesday, after a heavy fall of snow. He drove his wagon as far as Tamarac. It was nearly night; the horses were taken out, and the party pushed onto Crane Flat and took up quarters at Gobin’s. The next day he went back and got the wagon. Hedges says that the snow was harder to get through on the grade from Crane Flat to Hogdon’s than beyond there. It has been demonstrated by parties going over the two routes that the snow is not as bad on the Oak Flat road to Gentry’s as it is on the McLean road, notwithstanding the claims that were made as to its being below the snowy belt. Hutchings’ stock was driven out by the McLean road, and A. HARRIS went in that way. From these parties it is learned that the snow was more difficult to get through than by the Big Oak Flat was. - [Sonora Democrat, Nov. 7th


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The Daily Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, November 17, 1874



What Shall They Do With Him? - About 11 o’clock last night citizens Charles HIBBARD and Joseph KUNA delivered to officer CHAMBERLIN at the station-house a young man who gave his name as Wm. LOVELL. It appears that Mrs. GOVE, who keeps a boarding-house at Eighth and E streets, had been, with her daughter, in bed and asleep about an hour when the noise made by Hibbard, one of the boarders, in entering the house aroused her. Before she fell asleep again she heard loud breathing, apparently beneath the bed, and looking under saw a man! Considerably alarmed she called for help. All the boarders soon presented themselves, and the intruder was conveyed to the station-house, as mentioned above, though on the way he made a strong effort to escape. When the jailer commenced to search him he threw his hands up, without being told, and with such promptness that the officers immediately concluded that the had been in a lock-up before. He appeared to be stupid, possibly from the effects of drink, and scarcely answered questions put to him, though he did intimate that he came up from San Francisco two weeks ago. In reply to the question as to what he was doing beneath the bed, he responded that he knew nothing about it. He had in his pockets $26.75, which showed that he had not been compelled to obtain lodging surreptitiously. He was slightly acquainted at Mrs. Gove’s establishment, having taken a meal there with a friend on Sunday, and he also had supper there last evening. Later in the evening Mrs. Gove went out shopping, and while she was absent, the front door being left unlocked for the convenience of the boarders, Lovell doubtless entered and quartered himself where found. The police do not know what charge to make against him, as it does not appear susceptible of proof that he went to the house to steal anything, and besides his appearance and actions are such as to suggest that he either is suffering from delirium tremens or is insane.

THIGH BROKEN - A young man named Herman KRIDER, who had been riding with his

father on the Riverside road, near Sutterville, Saturday afternoon, while in the act of jumping from the wagon, had his foot caught between the spokes of one of the wheels, and the wagon being in motion, his thigh bone was broken.

ROBBED - Sunday afternoon some thief gained entrance to the basement of the building occupied by P. HART & Son as a grocery, and stole eighty or ninety pounds of butter. As a Chinaman had been seen hanging about the premises, it is thought that some one of his nationality appropriated the property.

WATER WORKS REPORT - Mark FOSTER, Chief Engineer of the Water Works, reported to the Board of City Trustees yesterday that during the week ending November 15th, 7,267,500 gallons of water were pumped, and 26 5/8 cords of pine wood consumed for fuel. The works were running 92 hours.

WILL PLANT - The City Trustees yesterday authorized the Street Commissioner to purchase, at twenty-five cents each, 300 Australian gum trees , to be planted on R and Tenth streets, and also at the Plaza, as a preventive against chills and fever.

ARRESTS - The only arrests made yesterday were those of T. HOTCHKINS, by officers DUNLEVY and HARVEY, for being drunk; Charles SYLVESTER, by officer DOLAN, for the petit larceny of a vest, the property of Mrs. SMITH.


H. WACHHORST returned to the city from the East yesterday.

Three car-loads of immigrants arrived yesterday from the East.  Owing to the affliction in Judge CANTWELL’s family, there was no session in the Police Court yesterday.

At Tenth and I streets, about 1 A.M. Sunday, ______ SMITH was garroted by two men and robbed of $30.

Philip SCHEID, who met with such a serious accident last Saturday, is doing as well as could be expected.

Two healthy vagrant’s are going about town calling at residences and requesting a few bits to enable them to leave for San Francisco.  Charles CROCKER and D.D. COLTON went up in a special car to Radding yesterday, to inspect a coal mine about thirty miles from that place.  W.A. DEWEY, having finished his contract for the construction of a wing-dam above Colusa, has returned with his pile-driving apparatus to Sacramento.  At the Branch State Prison grounds yesterday morning two men were seriously injured by the explosion of a blast. A surgeon was summoned from Folsom to attend them.

A dispatch from San Francisco yesterday mentioned a rumor that Al COURTWRIGHT, sent from this city, and three other prisoners, had succeeded in breaking out of San Quentin.

James H. MOORE, a young man employed as a clerk by the Central Pacific Railroad Company, died at San Francisco Sunday. The remains will be brought to Sacramento for interment to-day.

Among the passengers by the Sacramento Valley Railroad down train yesterday afternoon was a lady from near Placerville, who was violently insane, and was being taken by her husband to Stockton.

The Sacramento Rifle Club, of which Phil SCHEID is President, did not have their regular shoot day before yesterday, but in a body paid their unfortunate friend a visit at Deterding’s, his present quarters.


Coroner COUNTS had at first decided that it would be unnecessary to hold an inquest in the case of Mrs. CANTWELL, who committed suicide Saturday evening, but on more mature consideration, decided that it was his duty to do so, and accordingly an inquisition was held yesterday afternoon at Judge CANTWELL’s house. This interfered with the arrangements made for the funeral, and it had to be postponed until to-day. The following evidence was taken:


Testified: Was at home last Saturday evening when my sister was sick; Judge Cantwell told me she had taken strychnine; I saw her a few minutes afterward; she did not deny it; said, “You do not know what I have to contend with;” all she said up stairs was that she and Herbert could not get along; this has been my home since last April; do not know of any further trouble she had with the family; she never confided in any person; she never intimated to me an intention to commit suicide; for several days she had complained of a severe pain in her temples, but on Saturday she said nothing about it, although she had an unnatural color in her face; was not aware of there being any poison in the house - thought I had thrown it all away; she was down town Thursday afternoon; went alone but returned with Herbert in a street-car; she always thought her husband was kind to her, and her last words were that she loved him and that she never expressed a desire for anything that she did not get.”


Testified: On Saturday evening last, about 6 o’clock, I was summoned to see Mrs. Cantwell to consult with Dr. NELSON; when I arrived I found Mrs.  Cantwell insensible and in convulsions; I was informed by Dr. Nelson that she had taken strychnine, and that the convulsions were the effect of that drug; he told me that mustard and sulphurate of zinc had been administered as an emetic, but they failed to operate as such; he told me that he had tried to use the stomach pump, but on account of the convulsions and spasms about the throat he had been unable to introduce it into the stomach; I suggested that we could try again to introduce the stomach pump, and after considerable effort we succeed; we pumped warm water into the stomach, as much as it would hold, and then pumped the contents of the stomach out; we repeated this twice, when we concluded that the stomach had been well washed out and emptied of all its contents; chloroform in moderate quantities was administered to keep down spasms, but they continued to occur at intervals until death closed the scene; in my opinion death was caused by strychnine; was present when she died; never knew a case from the effects of strychnine, after unconsciousness caused thereby (similar to this one), to recover, and I have seen many in the course of my practice; this I remarked to Judge Cantwell at the time.”


Testified: I am a practicing physician in this city; Saturday evening H.  Cantwell desired me to come up to his father’s house immediately and bring a stomach-pump with me, stating the Mrs. Cantwell had poisoned herself - had taken strychnine, and to hurry; I got the stomach-pump immediately, took also my satchel containing medicines, etc., and went to the druggist’s (KIRK’s) and procured the medicines that I presumed would be needed in the case; when I arrived I found Mrs. Cantwell lying on the bed dressed, surrounded by her mother, sister and husband; I said, “Mrs. Cantwell, I am sorry; why did you do this?” she answered, “Doctor, I am not sick; I don’t feel bad.” Her husband stated, “Yes she is; she has taken strychnine, I believe.” I asked her, “Have you taken strychnine?” She answered, “Yes.” “How much did you take, Mrs. Cantwell?” “Don’t know, but I think about a teaspoonful.” “When did you take it?” Judge Cantwell answered, “About an hour ago.” She answered, “Yes.” I remarked that if she had taken that about an hour ago it was strange that she was not dead; I brought a stomach pump with me, and, after the conversation, I got it ready and sent for some hot water. I asked the Judge to raise her in order to facilitate the introduction of the pipe or tube of the pump, the water and pump being ready; while attempting to introduce the tube, she took a spasm, and I could not get it down, and was compelled to pour down her nostrils everything that was for some time injected into her stomach; I suggested to Judge Cantwell that we must send for another doctor we sent for Dr. Nixon, and he came immediately; we were compelled to use a spiral instrument to pry her mouth open in order to admit the tube of the stomach pump; when we finally introduced the pump, we washed her stomach but three times, I think, and twice, I am positive; during the spasms we gave her chloroform to shorten them as much as possible; I requested Dr. Nixon to remain with the lady, and he did so; I went down town, and on my return the lady was dead; in my opinion death resulted from poison - strychnine; undoubtedly.


Testified: On last Saturday afternoon I came home about 4 o’clock; she had dinner all ready; I said, “Go on, I will be ready in a moment;” she met me on the porch and kissed me as affectionately as she ever had, and walked out on the porch and took the bottle from her pocket, and I ran out and grabbed the bottle from her and threw it into the stove; she took some out in her hand and threw it in her mouth, and I then asked her if she had taken any of it, and she said, “Yes, I have; and I want some more;” I then took the bottle and threw it in the kitchen stove; last Summer (a long time ago) I bought some strychnine, and I do not know that there was any of it left; I bought it to poison cats with, and did poison the cats with it; I do not know whether this poison or a portion of it was what my wife used, or whether she bought it herself; I never saw the poison since I used it for the cats; I notified her sister at once that she had taken poison; her sister came down perfectly frantic; Gussie tried to pacify her; they came into the house; went up stairs and she threw herself on the bed; she talked to her mother and told her she had done it, and then took off her rings - one, a diamond, she wished given back to her brother (one given her by him).  She said she loved me as she loved her own life, and could not live only for me. She and I never had any words at any time; she spoke of Herbert; she and Herbert had some differences; I told her not to mind him, that they must get along together and have a happy home altogether. She did object to my drinking, and that might have been one of the causes that led her to this.  She put her hand to a chain that I had given her on out marriage day, and said “give this to Herbert,” and our marriage ring she gave to me. “And the balance of my things give to my sister Kate.”


The jury returned the following verdict:

We, the jury impaneled to inquire into the death of the deceased, do find that Mrs. Gussie M. Cantwell committed suicide in the city of Sacramento, on the 14th day of November, 1874, by taking poison.  Signed: W.D. GOODELL, Wm. M. PETRIE, W.A. CHITTENDEN, N.L. DREW, C.C. BROWN, J.L. DONNAILE.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Daily Union

Tuesday, January 5, 1875


INCORPORATIONS - There were filed yesterday in the office of the Secretary of State articles of incorporation of the Capital Gas  Company - organized for the manufacture of gas in the city of  Sacramento, for the supplying of the city with the same. Capital,  $2,000,000, in shares of $50 each. Directors - Albert GALLATIN, R.C.  CLARK, C.H. CUMMINGS, J.R. WATSON, Oliver ELDRIDGE, Wm. ALVORD and  D.J. TALLANT. The principal place of business will be in  Sacramento?.  Also, articles of incorporation of the Elk Grove Building  Company - Organized for the erection of a hall at Elk Grove. Capital,  $3,000, in shares of $5 each. Directors - Joseph H. KERR, James H.  KENT, Soebski BROWN, Sullivan TREAT and Gel. H. KERR?.Also, articles  of incorporation of the Castro Coal Mining Company - to operate in the  counties of Contra Costa and Alameda. Capital, $1,000,000, in shares  of $10 each. Directors - Patrico CASTRO, James SIMPSON, Jr., James A.  QUINAN, J.R. BENT and L.P. LAZURE. The principal place of business will be in San Francisco.


LIVELY TIME - Yesterday afternoon officer SHELLARS arrested an individual on Front street, for disturbing the peace, but he declined  to consider himself under arrest, stating that the had recently paid  $7.50 to the city for a light offense, and didn’t have any money to pay another fine. SHELLARS intimated very strongly that he must go to the calaboose, money or no money; hearing which the peace-disturber slipped his hand out and the officer threw his **** against it. A citizen started to assist him make the arrest, and in a minute all three tumbled over a wheelbarrow at the foot of J. street, and Chief KARCHER, Captain STEVENS and local officer DUBOIS, seeing that there was a disagreement, ran up, and the disturber speedily found that he didn’t have as much show as the mythical feline in purgatory. The excitement of the argument that had been going on attracted large crowd to the scene.


DEFENDANT DISCHARGED. In Justice CONGER?s Court yesterday afternoon the case of the People vs. James F. CHADRICK, charged with an assault to murder Tim McCARTY, at a ranch on the Cosumnes river, something like six weeks ago, was examined. The prosecuting witness was Mrs. McCARTY, wife of the man alleged to have been injured; the latter did not appear. Justice CONGER, after hearing all the evidence, decided that a case of assault to murder had not been made out, and discharged  the defendant.


ARRESTS - The following arrests were made yesterday: Jack RYAN, by officer SHELLARS, for disturbing the peace; W.G. TANSLEY, by officer SHELLARS, for disturbing the peace; Mary WELSH, by officer DOLAN, for disturbing the peace; Christina DWYER, by officer DOLAN, for disturbing the peace.


NEW CITIZEN - In the Sixth District Court yesterday Charles HILTON, a native of Canada, was admitted to citizenship on the testimony of A.G. TRYON and Fred. MIER.


                    BRIEF REFERENCE

   But one car-load of immigrants arrived from the East last evening.

   The public night school reopened last evening. It is a decided success.

   It is reported that the proposed iron works in this city will certainly be built.

   The annual meeting of the State Agricultural Society will be held on the 27th instant.

   Nine car-loads of barley, one of tea and one of merchandise were forwarded to the East yesterday.

   There are messages at the Western Union telegraph office for Dorville LIBBY and M.V. ANTHONY.

   The Secretary of State paid into the State Treasury yesterday $874.75, fees of office for December.

   The Poundmaster only impounded  four animals last month - horses -  all of which have been redeemed.

   The steamer Chin-du-Wan, Capt. BROMLEY, was the only arrival at this port yesterday. There were no departures.

   In the Sixth District Court yesterday, Mrs. C. FLANIGAN was divorced from D.F. FLANIGAN on the ground of desertion.

   The passenger train from the East brought, in addition to the other postal matter, a large English mail for Australia, etc.

   Governor BOOTH yesterday commissioned Walter G. HUGHES as a Notary Public for Hueneme, Venture county, vice himself, term expired.

   HYDE’s ditching apparatus, to be used with his steam wagon, was shipped from this city yesterday for Sumner, on the Southern Pacific Railroad.

   The engine, hose-cart and hose, recently purchased here for the city of Woodland, were last evening loaded upon a car to be forwarded to their destination.

   Hattie WILLIAMS, Mary WEST and Catharine DWYER have had each other arrested for disturbing the peace, they having had a grand dispute, culminating in a row.

   G.N. SNELL has purchased the lot on the northwest corner of Fourth and O streets and is having it filled up, preparatory to the erection of a neat residence.

   The cases of the parties recently arrested for grand larceny in connection with a burglary at Sutterville will come up for examination before Justice HAINES to-morrow.

   There was a grand rush at the County Collector’s office of citizens desirous of paying their State and county taxes, hundreds of persons having delayed payment until the last minute.

   The alarm of fire at 1 A.M. was caused by the explosion of a lamp in a house in the vicinity of Second and L streets. The flames were put out before the department arrived on the ground.

   A game of baseball was played on the 3d instant, in Granite township, between the Brighton Plowboys and the Yellowjackets of Salsbury Station, the former winning by a score of 5* to 20.

   The Board of Education met last evening and finished it business. 

Subsequently the new Board met and organized. Considerable interesting business was transacted, a report of which is given in another column.


Submitted by Betty Loose





Sacramento Daily Union

Monday, January 11, 1875


                                         CITY INTELLIGENCE


   DROWNED - John WEAVER, a native of Illinois, aged twenty-six years, was drowned in Washington Lake Friday evening. We understand that he has been in the State only a few months, and latterly has been engaged in duck-hunting. Friday evening he started to cross the lake in his duck boat, and a young man named Chas. SIMPSON also started to cross in another duck boat at the same time. WEAVER, who was very much intoxicated, was advised to sit in the bottom of his boat, in order that there might be less danger of her capsizing, and did as recommended for a short time. Presently, however, he got up, remarking that he didn?t think the boat would upset, and if she did he could swim out. He had scarcely ceased talking before the boat turned over.  SIMPSON turned about to help him, and found that instead of swimming he was lying partly on his back striking the water with his hands.  SIMPSON called to him to catch hold of his boat, which was floating a few feet distant, but he did not make any effort  in that direction. SIMPSON had a pole in his own boat, and this he reached to WEAVER, who grasped it and commenced pulling himself toward his companion’s frail craft by its aid. SIMPSON, fearing that he would capsize his boat if he got hold of it, let go of the pole, but told WEAVER to hold on to it until he could get the other boat. WEAVER, however, let go of the pole, and almost instantly sank. SIMPSON endeavored to catch him by the hair as he went under, but failed. The news of the accident was brought to Washington, and on Saturday a party of citizens, including a brother of the deceased, went to the lake and searched for the body, which they found without much difficulty. Yesterday Justice CROUSE of Washington held an inquest upon it, the verdict being that deceased came to his death from accidental drowning.


INCORPORATIONS - The following articles of incorporation were filed in the office of the Secretary of State Saturday: Columbia Silver Mining Company, to mine for silver and other metals in the Virginia Mining District, Storey county, Nevada. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Directors - Thomas LEWIS, L. GOODWIN, R.H. GRAVES, John SKAE and P.J. KENNEDY. Capital stock, $10,000,000,. Divided  into 100,000 shares of $100 each?..Silver Central Consolidated Mining Company, to mine for silver and other metals in the Devil?s Gate and Chinatown Mining Districts, Lyon county, Nevada. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Directors - George ATKINSON, A.B. FORBES, and Oliver ELDRIDGE, of San Francisco, James DUFFY and Adolph WAITY, of Carson, Nevada. Capital stock, $11,000,000, divided into 110,000 shares of $100 each?.Jacob Little Consolidated Mining Company, for the mining, molting and extracting of gold and silver ores in Storey county, Nevada, from a portion of the lead in said county. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Directors - James A. PRITCHARD, Lucius A. BOOTH, Martin WHITE, Aaron M. BURNS, and Wm. M. PIERSON. Capital stock, $10,000,000, divided into 100,000 shares of $100 each.


BURGLARY – Stanley’s stables, K street, between Tenth and Eleventh, was burglarized night before last. One of the employees, who sleeps in a room adjoining the stable, heard the fellow operating, and going into the stable, found him in the office engaged  in prying open a desk with an ax. Finding that he was discovered, he struck at the stable-man with the ax, but the blow was warded off by an iron bar which the latter had armed himself with. Finding the rascal so determined, the hostler called for help, but before any one came to his aid the burglar jumped through a window and escaped. It was found that he had stolen three buggy robes, but as he was not seen to take the articles away, it is supposed that he  had a confederate on the outside, to whom he passed the property.


TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT - Shortly after a ladder had been placed against the rear of the Western Hotel during the fire Saturday, an incident occurred that startled the bystanders not a little. One of the firemen entered a room, and seeing a Saratoga trunk of huge proportions near by, apparently well filled, he concluded to throw it out. In his haste he forgot to give warning, and if he had not been obliged to balance the trunk on the window sill before starting it, two men that were on the ladder and others that were at the foot of it would have been killed or badly hurt. As it was, they had time to get out of the way, those that were on the ladder having a very narrow escape.


HELD FOR POSTAGE - Letters addressed as follows are detained in the Sacramento Postoffice, postage upon them not having been prepaid: Mead & Co., San Francisco; Payot, Upham & Co., San Francisco; H.E. ROLLINS, San Francisco; G. ONESTA & Co., San Francisco; Rohr & Dutting, Marysville; Antonio SQUAGLIO, Nassland; J.L. PERKINS, Placerville; Wm. PIPER, Mechanicsville, Iowa; G.O. COBURN, Vacaville; Alvis THOMA, New York city; Hurst & Co., New York city; B. MIXER, Searsmont, Me.; J.R. NICKERSON, Lincoln; John LINIGER, Auburn; W.C. BRYANT, No. Star, Mich.; Orman ELLIOT, Stockton; A. Burdett SMITH, New York; County Recorder, Woodland.


CLOSE CALL - Yesterday morning, while steamer No. 1 was going to the fire, one of the wheels ran into a hole, causing the engine to jump in such a manner that the driver was thrown forward upon the tongue between the horses. He fortunately succeeded in catching hold of one arm, or else would have been run over. The engineer jumped off, ourtun 

the horses, and catching the lines, brought the animals to a stop before the driver had received injury.


PROGRESSIVE LYCEUM - The Children?s Progressive Lyceum elected the following officers yesterday: Conductor, B. VAN ALSTINE; Assistant Conductor, C.S. BUTLER; Guardian of Groups,. Mrs. BRIER; Assistant Guardian, Mrs. WHEATLEY; Musical Director, C.S. BUTLER; Assistant Musical Director, Mrs. C. GANDLEY; Treasurer, B. VAN ALSTINE; Secretary, James GILLIS; Librarian, Bingham BRIER.


SACRAMENTO RIFLE CLUB - The Sacramento Rifle Club held a meeting Saturday evening, and elected the following officers: P. SHEID, President; C. WOLLEB, Vice President; A. ACKERMAN, Secretary; H. ECKHARDT, Shooting Master.


                    BRIEF REFERENCE

   There were 14 deaths in the city last week - 11 adults and 3 minors. Besides, these, one body was brought here from abroad for interment.

   Sacramento Grange installed its officers publicly on Saturday last.

   Two car-loads of immigrants arrived from the East Saturday, but none yesterday.

   Two members of the fire department lost their badges during the fire Saturday - Nos. 5 and 13.

   There are messages at the Western Union telegraph office for Wm. Lavi HILL and George K. STEELE.

   The repairs to the steamer New World having been completed, she left for San Francisco at noon yesterday.

   Max MARCUSE was last Friday night presented by the Amateur Circle with a handsome gold match-box, with quartz setting.

   Members of Engine Company No. 2 feel under many obligations to citizens who furnished them with refreshments while they were working at the fire Saturday afternoon.

   J.W. HOUSTON paid into the county treasury, Saturday, of State and county taxes collected, $170,280; Jesse A. STEWART, County Auditor, paid in $56, fees on licenses issued in December.

   The printers of the city held a meeting yesterday and made arrangements for the funerals of their unfortunate fellow craftsmen, S.B. CONKLIN and Job COURT, which are to take place at 2 P.M. to-morrow.

   J.P. HODGDON, who for many years has been agent for the railroad company at Colfax, passed through the city yesterday, en route for San Francisco, where is to fill a position in the employ of the company.


                    THE COURTS            

District Court. L. RAMAGE, Judge

                    Saturday, January 9th

   Alice LEWIS vs. D.W. LEWIS - Motion to set aside order for alimony and counsel fees denied, and until Wednesday given to comply with it.

   W.S. MANLOVE vs. John LOWELL - Judgment for plaintiff for $30 and costs.

   Adjourned till January 11th at 10 A.M.

                    Police Court - W.R. CANTWELL, Judge

                    Saturday, January 9th


   P. JEFFREY, disturbing the peace - fined $25.

Kate CUMMINGS, disturbing the peace - Fined $10.

Mary JEFFREY, disturbing the peace - Fined $15.

                    CONTINUED CASES

Catherine HENNESSY, assault to murder - Continued until the 13th.

John HENNESSY, battery - Same.

Kate BUCKLEY, petit larceny - Taken under advisement.

Same, second charge - Pleaded guilty.

Billy DAVIDSON, drunk - Discharged.

Frank McGEE, attempt to commit burglary - Discharged

                    NEW CASES

 Ah Suie and Ching Lee, violating the fire ordinance - Pleaded guilty and fined $7.50 each.

A. HAZLETON, disturbing the peace - Discharged.



ROWDYISM - A man by the name of Frank SMITH was arrested on Tuesday last on a warrant sworn out against him by STRATTON, proprietor of the Palace Saloon, charging him with assault to commit murder. It seems that SMITH started off on a drunk and a quarrel on Monday evening last, and by the next evening he got to that pitch when he thought he would like to kill a man and lay him away for breakfast the next morning. He visited STRATTON?s saloon, and thinking STRATTON would just fill the bill, commenced his tirade of abuse against him in order to provoke a quarrel and have some seeming cause for shooting. He drew his pistol on STRATTON and said he believed he would shoot him a little anyhow, just for the fun of the thing and to keep his hand in.  But STRATTON finally prevailed upon him to postpone his little pleasantry and got him out of doors and rid of him, and then had him arrested on the before mentioned charge. SMITH was taken before Judge PALMER, who held him in the sum of $500 to await the action of the next grand jury. Failing to procure the required bond he was committed to jail on Thursday last by officer CRUMMELL. - [Calistoga Free Press, Jan. 9th]


THE MUYBRIDGE DIVORCE SUIT - On the 14th of last December Flora MUYBRIDGE filed a complaint in the nineteenth District Court for a divorce from Edward J. MUYBRIDGE, who is confined in prison on a charge of murder for having killed Major Harry LARKYNS on the 17th of October last. The ground upon which she petitions for a divorce is extreme cruelty. She also asks for alimony, and sets forth that he is possessed of personal property and money due him to the value of from $5,000 to $10,000. On Tuesday last an order was made on the defendant to show cause why he should not be required to pay to the plaintiff $50 immediately and $50 additional on the 20th inst., and the further sum of $50 on the 20th of next month, for the support of herself and a child. On Friday afternoon Judge WHEELER dismissed the order and denied the prayer for alimony. -[San Francisco Call, January 9th.


AN ASBESTOS MINE - C.D. HORN and F.M. BROWN commenced the work of prospecting or developing a mine of asbestos a few days ago, located on the line of the Amador canal, about ten miles above Jackson. The extent of the deposit is, of course, not yet fully known; but if it should prove to be as extensive as there is every reason to believe it is, it will prove a very valuable addition to the mineral resources of our county, as it will readily sell for $60 per ton. - [Amador Dispatch, January 9th.]



Sacramento Daily Union

Monday, January 11, 1875



Destruction of the Western Hotel - Several Lives Lost - $90,000 Worth of Property Destroyed - Great Excitement - Bodies of Victims Recovered  - Other Fires


   At about half-past two o’clock Saturday afternoon a man ran out of the Western Hotel, wild with excitement, and shouting “Fire!”. Less than a minute afterwards No. 1’s bell was sounding an alarm, which was quickly taken up by the other bells, and the fire department rapidly prepared for action. In an almost incredibly short space of time from the first announcement of fire, a dense volume of smoke filled the basement and first story of the hotel, and poured out into the street through the main entrance in a black cloud. People rushed to the scene to render assistance, but the smoke was followed so quickly by a broad sheet of flame that but little could be done toward

                    SAVING PROPERTY.

Still the greater portion of the contents of the saloon were got out, but in the hurry, the large mirror, worth between $300 and $400, was broken. A few articles were also saved from the office, but more or less damaged. The fire extended quickly to the front of the building, where the heat was so great that the large ornamental lamp suspended from the center of the awning, and which cost over $300, exploded with a report louder than that of a fowling-piece. It was evident to all that the building could not be saved, and a number of persons hastened to the upper stories to give an alarm to the occupants of the rooms.  William LAND, proprietor of the house, ran up twice, but was

                    BEATEN BACK

By the smoke and heat. Meanwhile the firemen had led in two or three hydrant streams, but the fire pressure had not been acquired as yet, at the Water-works, and the streams were so light that they were perfectly useless to quench the fire, the men holding the pipes having to give ground constantly. In about seven minutes Steamers No. 1. got into service at the plug on the Bank Exchange corner, while No. 2, which had made excellent time from her house, took the plug in front of the Union office. From each engine two lines of hose were promptly stretched, giving two streams to the front and two to the rear of the building, which had a frontage of 80 feet on K street and ran back 160 feet to the alley. Chief Engineer HUNT speedily saw that he would need all the facilities at his command to fight the fire, and accordingly

                    ORDERED OUT THE RELIEF ENGINE,

Which was placed in position in front of No. 1’s house, on Second Street, and soon was sending a powerful stream to the scene of the fire. The members of the paid department had all they could attend to before this engine arrived, and the Chief Engineer called upon the

                    EXEMPT FIREMEN

To lend aid. Never  was call in case of emergency more promptly and energetically responded to, the ?old boys? throwing off their coats and springing  to the work with a wild. And the same may be said of many other citizens - none that could be of service stood back - while the police kept the immense crowd that had collected outside of the ropes, and from getting in the ways of the workers. But the harder the men worked the fiercer the fire burned, as though determined not to be baffled. Before the engines could commence work, the flames had extended to the second and third stories, feeding greedily upon the light, tinder-like partitions separating the rooms, and the furniture they contained, while the long halls served to give terrible draught to fan the blaze. The whole upper portion of the house was thoroughly painted and finished with China gloss, which the fire ran along as rapidly as a man would walk, owing to its great inflammability, and the smoke given off was as heavy and thick as might be expected from the burning of a vast quantity of varnish. Soon it was found that the engines were powerless to stop the spreading of the devouring element, and suddenly, and almost as if on one accord, scores of men and women in the crowds that lined the streets bethought them that probably many of the occupants of the upper portion of the building had

                    FAILED TO MAKE THEIR ESCAPE.

   The firemen redoubled their exertions, being ably directed by the Chief Engineer and his Assistant. The absence of ladders of serviceable length was much felt, but after some valuable time had been lost, two long ones from Krebs? paint shop were procured, and did good service. Just before they arrived, a man was seen to look out of a rear window in the third story of the doomed building, and the men in the alley called to him to lie flat upon the floor and wait for the ladder, but he disappeared so quickly that he probably heard none of the advice given. Another man ran out upon the rear balcony of the second story, and was advised to jump down, but hastened back into the building.

                    NEITHER OF THEM WAS SEEN AGAIN.

   As soon as the ladder was placed against the rear of the building, Assistant Engineer SULLIVAN ascended to look for the men that had been seen. Smashing a window with his hat, he jumped into the building and disappeared, while the smoke poured out furiously from the opening he had made. A few seconds later he reappeared, nearly suffocated, and it was evident that he had failed in the object of his search.

                    ONE OF THE VICTIMS FOUND.

Gradually the firemen succeeded in driving the fire from the front and lower portions of the building, and bursting in a door in the upper story that opened from a long hall, running the whole length of the house, out upon the first balcony, they found the body of a man lying just back of it, the face badly blistered, hair burned off, the hands and feet roasted till the bones protruded. Ropes were procured, the body lowered to the ground and presently conveyed to the office of the Coroner. As the remains were being lowered from the balcony a

                    MURMUR OF HORROR

Rose from the assembled multitude. It subsequently was found that the body was that of Simeon B. CONKLIN, a well-known printer, for many years employed in the Union office. From the description given, it is evident that he is the man that ran out upon the balcony, and then returned to the building. The imagination can picture him in his flight from that end of the building, on the second floor, to the front of the third floor, where, just as he had reached the door, the  opening of which would have given him life, his strength failed and he fell. A wound was found in his forehead, and a report spread that the unfortunate man had

                    BLOWN HIS BRAINS OUT

To put an end to his misery, but such was not the case, the hurt having probably been occasion by his striking against something in his rush for life. Soon afterwards there came a rumor of other bodies having been taken from the rear of the building, but the report was incorrect. The positive fact that one life had been lost served, however, to fill the minds of all with most painful apprehensions, as it was known that the hotel had been nearly full of guests, among them being many ladies. Two of the latter were very ill, and rumor had it that they had not been rescued, but we are happy to be able to state that they were removed from the building before the fire reached their rooms. It was also found by the printers that another popular member of the craft, Job COURT, who was known to have been in the hotel, had not been seen to leave it, and fears were expressed that he had been lost. The excitement of the assembled multitude became intense. It seemed an age before the fire gave evidence of succumbing, and even then its fury ceased only because it had exhausted the material from upon which it fed. At half-past 4, however, the firemen felt that they were

                    MASTERS OF THE SITUATION,

And proprietors of adjoining stores, who had feared that the conflagration might extend to their premises, become less anxious.  About 6 o’clock the engines ceased working and hydrant streams were employed. Between 7 and 8 o’clock officer DUNLEVY and Harry LUFT, while searching in the upper story, found living on a pile of pulu, which had evidently been a bed in one of the rooms, a


   The surroundings indicated that the deceased had been suffocated in bed. The arms and legs were nearly burned off, as was also the head; in fact, little was left except the trunk of the body. The remains appeared to be those of a small person, and physicians who have seen them judge from the bones that the deceased was a boy about sixteen years of age. Yesterday forenoon officer DUNLEVY and two or three other men searched the ruins of the building, and about noon found in a hall in the upper story, about 15 or 20 feet from the rear of the building

                    ANOTHER BODY,

Which had been so covered with debris that it had been passed and repassed many times. It also had been shockingly burned - almost out of semblance of humanity, but from the size, and the fact that the deceased had evidently worn red flannel drawers, it is supposed to be the body of Job COURT. He it was that appeared at the third-story window and glanced out with that terror-stricken look, which none that saw it will ever forget. Beneath the body were found

                    STRIPS OF A WINDOW CURTAIN,

Which he had evidently endeavored to manufacture into a rope, but the terrible smoke-cloud struck him down before he could accomplish his design, and while poor CONKLIN lay dying a horrible death at the front end of the hall, his old-time friend, with whom for the past two or three years he has occupied the same “alley” in the Union office, was breathing his last in torture at the other extremity!

                    THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.

The fire started in the lamp-room, which was located in the basement, about in the center of the house. A young man named Charles KEISEL, one of the porters, was in this room filling lucine lamps for use by the boarders in their apartments. He left the room for a moment, and on his return discovered that the floor was on fire. It is surmised 

that a match had fallen, and as he went out he stepped upon and ignited it, and thus the boards of the floor, which were saturated with oil, were set ablaze. KEISEL endeavored with a garden hose to extinguish the fire, working so desperately that his face and hands were scorched, but his efforts were futile. Then he called for help, but it was too late. There were no lamps ever used in the lamp-room; when there was not sufficient daylight a gas-burner, about a rod distant, lit the room sufficiently. The inflammable contents of the room were not great, consisting of one can of lucine oil - about two or three gallons in it - and something less than a gallon of coal oil, besides a large number of little lucine lamps. Coal oil lamps were not used in the hotel, the coal oil on hand being kept for cleansing purposes.

                    THE LOSS - INSURANCE

   The entire building is gutted, except, perhaps, the dining-room, but the walls are apparently unhurt. LAND estimates his loss at about $90,000, and has insurance to half that amount, as follows: London & Liverpool & Globe Company, $20,000; Home Mutual, $10,000; Fireman’s Fund, $5,000; Queen, $5,000 (about); Aberdeen Assurance $5,000. The losses of other individuals are very heavy, the guests of the house, employees, etc., losing, in nearly every instance, all their clothes and valuables, except such as they wore upon their persons. It was fortunate that the fire took place at such an early hour. The afternoon was pleasant, and nearly all of the guests of the house were out enjoying it. Had the conflagration taken place at night, the loss of life, which would doubtless have taken place, is sickening to contemplate.


LAND had contemplated purchasing the one-story building adjoining the hotel on the east, owned by Dr. G.J. PHELAN, and lately occupied by B.F. CONNELLY, with the intention of building two more stories upon it, and then putting a new front upon the entire hotel, the work to be commenced in April and carried out according to plans already drawn by A.A. COOK. It was only Saturday morning that he was negotiating for the purchase of the PHELAN property. As it is now, LAND has not decided whether to rebuild or not; if he does rebuild, he will do so immediately. In his heavy loss he has the sympathy of the entire community. When he purchased the property, and subsequently made very extensive improvements to it, he had to contract a pretty heavy debt, but by his untiring energy and good business capacity, he succeeded in wiping it all out with the exception of something less than $6,000.

                    OTHERS DAMAGED.

In addition to LAND and his guests, there were other people that lost by the fire. Phil KENDAL?s barber shop, in the basement of the building, was damaged to the extent of about $100 by water, the fire not reaching him. He was uninsured. Thieves stole two of the money drawers, but only got six or eight dollars. A Chinese laundry in the basement was also drowned out. ABRAHAMS &  RATOWSKY, clothing dealers, occupying the building adjoining the hotel on the west, suffered considerable loss from water; insured. BUSH Brothers, plumbers and gasfitters, occupying the building second  door form the hotel on the east, removed a portion of their stock, not knowing how far the

conflagration might extend, and lost a little by breakage.               

                    WOODLAND FRIENDLY.

   While the fire was at its hottest a dispatch was received from Woodland, stating that if assistance was needed the newly-organized fire department of that place would leave for Sacramento as speedily as possible. Their services were not needed, but the neighborly offer was appreciated.

                    NARROW ESCAPES

Among the occupants of the Western was James GOVER. He had gone up to his room to change his shirt, and was in the act when the bells struck. At first he paid no attention to the matter, but a moment later the thought struck him that it would be as well to look out, and he started for the front of the building. As he entered the hall he found it full of smoke, which rapidly increased in density, and his efforts to reach the front failed. Attempting to retrace his steps, he found himself in danger of suffocation, and had to get down and crawl on his hands  and knees, with his face as close to the floor as possible, in order to breathe. In this manner he made his way to the rear, where he got out on the balcony, which was about twenty feet from the ground. He called  to the men in the alley to put up a ladder, but they had none that would reach. A colored man yelled to him to jump and he would catch him. He saw no other alternative, jumped, and sure enough the colored man kept his word, catching his so as to break his fall, and he escaped unhurt.

   While working at the fire the firemen had many narrow escapes from one floor to another. Assistant Engineer SULLIVAN did fall from the third story to the second, but lit on a solid flooring and was not hurt.

                    CONDUCT OF THE FIRE.

   It was generally remarked that the management of the fire department could not have been better, and much praise was bestowed upon Chief HUNT, and also upon the firemen, than whom none could have worked harder. It was  an exceedingly difficult fire to handle, and it is not pleasant to think of what would probably have been the result 

if a high wind had prevailed.

                    A DREAM.

   It is a little singular, in connection with the death of CONKLIN and COURT, that another printer, working in the same “alley” with them in this office, had a dream two or three nights before the fire, to the effect that there would soon be two situations vacant in the office; but his dream did not show how the vacancies were to occur.  The morning after the dream he mentioned it some of the other employees.


   Coroner COUNTS will hold an inquest this morning upon the remains of the unfortunate men who  lost their lives, and the funerals will probably take place to-morrow. It is feared that there are yet more bodies buried beneath the debris in the burned building, but they may not be got out until the rubbish is removes.

                    OTHER FIRE ALARMS.

   About half-past 3 yesterday morning another fire alarm was sounded, and it was found that the residence of Richard CAVERTY, on the north side of Seventh street, between E and F, was on fire, the woodwork having in some manner become ignited from the stove. The department arrived too late to save the building, but did save the adjoining residences, though they were somewhat scorched. CAVERLY was insured? About 6 A.M., the firemen having just got home, the bells uttered their unwelcome notes again, the trouble this time being the breaking out afresh of the fire at the Western. A hydrant stream soon settled it, however.

   Shortly before 9 A.M. there was a third alarm, and the department hastened to the residence of Mrs. PENNEY, Sixth street, between M and N, which had been set fire by a child while playing with matches.  The building was destroyed. The neighbors succeeded in keeping the adjoining houses wet down by the use of garden hose until the firemen arrived. We did not learn whether Mrs. PENNEY was insured or not.

                    WATER PUMPED

   Mark FOSTER, chief engineer of the water works, reports that he pumped for use at the different fires about 450,000 gallons of water above the amount generally used.


Sacramento Daily Union

Monday, January 11, 1875



   The first body recovered from the ruins of the Western Hotel on Saturday was that of Simeon Bailey CONKLIN, aged about 49 years, a native of Ution, New York, where he has an aged mother still living.  CONKLIN was a printer by trade, and a master of his business. He came to this State in the Autumn of 1850, and for some years worked as a compositor on the Alta. Subsequently he engaged in one or two newspaper enterprises in San Francisco, one of which, as we now remember it, was in the publication of the Chronicle, by Frank Soule &Co. After this he came to Sacramento, and has been employed as foreman and compositor, with some intervals, on the Union during the last twelve or fifteen years. He ranked high as a printer, and was loved as a man and esteemed as a workman by all those who knew him best. He was of a kindly and generous nature, modest, retiring and honorable in his dealings with men, and far above the average in point of intelligence and general information.

   The second body recovered was that of Job COURT, a native of England, in the fifty-fourth year of his age. He came to the United States when quite young, accompanied by his parents, who settled in the city of Philadelphia. Job was there apprenticed to Joseph R. CHANDLER, then proprietor of the United States Gazette. After serving out his time he became a journeyman printer, went West to St. Louis, where he worked as a compositor on the Republican for some time. Upon the discovery of gold he emigrated to California overland, settling in Sacramento and working at his trade. He remained here from that time to his death. In 1850 he was employed on the Transcript, and in 1851 became one of the projectors and original proprietors of the Union, selling out his interest in 1852. It is our testimony, and no one knew him longer and more intimately, that he was one of the best printers in the State, if not the best.  Of late years his health was failing, but he kept himself employed as a compositor in this office most of his time. Like most printers he was a man of retiring habits and not much known outside of a small circle of intimates, and in the circle of his craft. He was singularly free from enemies, and by his amiable character and gentle bearing, had won for himself loving and friendly attachments which no wealth can purchase.

   The sudden taking off of these two men in so cruel a way has brought sadness to many hearts and cast a gloom over all the composing rooms of the city; and to-morrow, when friendly hands shall come to lay these two humble printers down in their last resting-place, many a true man and generous heart will inwardly repeat of each of them the 

tender tribute of HALLOCK, which neither riches nor power can extort:

                "Green be the turf about thee,

                Friend of my better days;

                None knew thee but to love thee;

                None named thee but to praise."



Submitted by Betty Loose





Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening March 29, 1875


  PIONEER SOCIETY - The Pioneers met on Saturday evening, President Asa P. ANDREWS in the chair. The report of the committee appointed to draft resolutions of respect to the memory of Dr. John F. MORSE, was read and adopted. The following resolution was read and laid over under the rule for sixty days: “Resolved, that the regular monthly meetings of the Society shall be held on the first Monday of each month.” The meeting then adjourned.


  FATHER MATHEW SOCIETY - At the Father Mathew T.A. B. Society last evening a lecture was delivered by Mrs. Carrie F. YOUNG. W.F. MARKLEY performed a solo on the harmonia, and Benjamin COWAN, Miss Josie BAUER, and Walter CROFT sang. J. ADAMS gave an accordeon solo, and Eddie FONTENEAU delivered a recitation.


  HOME - Samuel LAVENSN, of Locke & Lavenson, and A.J. BARNES, were among the passengers who arrived from the East yesterday. Adolph SUTRO, of tunnel fame, also came to this coast by the same train.


  FINALLY PASSED - The Board of Trustees this morning unanimously passed the ordinance providing for the paving of J street, between Front and Second, and the clerk was ordered to advertise for sealed proposals to do the work.


  SILVER START - The Silver Star Social Club organized Saturday evening by the election of the following officers: President, J.W. GEORGE; Vice-President, J.T. GARLICK; Secretary, E.F. CUMMINGS; Treasurer, J.E. HURTADO; Sergeant-at-Arms, A.S. CADOSA.


  RUN OVER AND KILLED - A boy named W.M. DAVIS - about 16 years of age - while jumping from car to car on a train that was being switched at Rocklin, fell and was run over and instantly killed.


Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Daily Union

Friday, October 15, 1875


A WOMAN ATTEMPTS TO BREAK HER HUSBAND’S WILL - In 1873, William S. JEWETT, of this city, died in Springfield, Massachusetts, leaving property valued at $117,000. His will provided that Mrs. Jewett should receive one-half of the income of the estate so long as she remained unmarried. The other half of the income and the entire estate were to go to a minor son, an infant at the time of his father’s death. In case the infant died the whole income was to go to the widow during her life time, provided she remained unmarried. In the event of her marrying again the income was to go to her for one year after the date of her marriage, and then to certain nieces and nephews of the deceased, who were made heirs of the estate itself in the case of the death of the son. Mrs. Jewett made application for the revocation of the probate of the will, claiming that her husband, at the time of the execution, was not of sound mind, and that he was under compulsory influences. Upon this application Judge MYRICK issued a commission to take testimony in the case. This testimony was read to the Court yesterday and to-day. The physician who attended Jewett testified that his patient was partially paralyzed, weak in body and mind, unable to concentrate his thoughts, or continue them on any subject, and very infirm in memory. Other testimony went to show that he frequently made wills and then destroyed them. -[S.F. Bulletin, October 14th.



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Sacramento Daily Record

Monday, May 22, 1876



Public School Examination

On Saturday the First Grade of the Grammar School was examined in grammar; twenty-two questions were propounded. The Third Grade classes were examined in spelling and composition. We give herewith the names of scholars promoted, as reported by the teachers and examiners of the Fourth Grade.

Ella HARRISON’s class: Miss RAY, Examiner - Alice BOWERS, Amelia LEIZA,

Jennie CONSTINE, Carrie HAMBURGER, Esther JACOBS, Mary JONES, Lucretia KERR,


Martha SULLIVAN, Carrie SCHROTH, Sophie STEVENSON, Annie WEIZEL, Lizzie


Augusta MOOSE, Richard MIER, Fred MIER, Allie PARSONS, George ROTH, Louis SCHINDLER, Reuben WOLFE, Henry ZOLLER.

Jennie BURKE’s class; Miss RAY, Examiner - Addie WILSON, Belle RICHARDSON,




Willie UHL, Emil HEINRICH, Adolph SCHEID, Leonore TAYLOR, Jay MILLER, George



Nora M.S. BUTTERFIELD’s class; Miss WEEKS, Examiner - Warren ACKLEV, Illa

CHISHOLM, John CRONE, Warren DOAN, Maggie FAY, Joseph LATHAM, Thomas LATHAM,

Laura MILLER, Henry MILLER, Belle McMITCHELL, Charlie McCLEERY, John McCABE,

Louie NIXON, Edith O’CONNELL, Joseph O’NEIL, Robert PLATTE, Lillie PARKER,


Mary WELCH, Maggie WELCH, De Witt WHITE, Jennie WISE, Thomas WISEMAN, Fred


Miss LEONARD’s class; Mrs. FOLGER, Examiner - Charlie BUCHANAN, Willie

BORCHERS, Mary BORCHERS, Arzella BAYLESS, Callie BANDY, George BAUER, Nellie




Jessie LEONARD, Eda MOHR, Martha McCLEERY, Samuel MAY, Eliza McCABE, Minnie

PAINE, Bennie PLANT, Mellie ROBIN, Mary STRACHAN, Alta SCOTT, Louis


Lillie WATSON, Charlie LEONARD.

Miss Ida LYNCH’s class; Miss WEEKS, Examiner - Carrie SCOTT, Carrie DAREY,


Susie JOHNSON, Florence JOHNSON, Katie LYNCH, Minnie MIESTER, Pauline



Clara GRUBS, Charles COOLEY, Joshua FREIDMAN, George HORSETRENYER, Frank

JURGENS, Willie KEENEN, Calvin LEWIS, George MILLIKEN, John McCASLIN, Bennie


Jennie DUMPHY’s class; Carrie KAY, Examiner - Mary ASH, Manuel BRAZIL,

Mary COOKE, Katie CRONIN, Virginia CRUMP, Andrew CLUNIE, Willie CARRAGHER,



Ida MYERS, Walter MEYERS, Robert MUIR, Henry NELLSON, Levi NUTTALL, Frank

O’NEIL, Marcia SCANLAN, Harry SMITH, Minnie STOBER, Lillie TODHUNTER, Hallie


Mrs. STARLING’s class; Miss MILLER and Mr. JACKMAN Examiners - Rosa

BORIES, Henry BURTON, Lizzie BENNETT, Joseph COFFEY, Edward COATES, Elkan

CONEY, Price DAVIS, Annie ELLIOTT, Agusta FEYHL, Walter GREER, Eddie GLATZ,

Amelia GLATZ, Edwin HOLMES, Walter HART, Mary HEANY, Mattie HENDON, Emma


KOENING, Julian LEWIS, Albert LAVENSON, David LEVY, Lettia SMITH, Etta


Miss J.M. ANDERSON’s class; Mrs. FOLGER, Examiner - Virginia BULLARD,

Mamie BELLMER, Katie BRIER, Alice EGL, Alice COX, Douglass ALLMOND, Bennie


Oscar BERGMAN, Sarah CURL, Lucy GETT, Addie GILLIS, Carrie DRAY, Mary DRAY,


Laura TOLL, Lucy HUBBS, George FORD, Frank ALEXANDER, Eddie DEVINE, Henry


Henry DRISCOLL, Charles HUBBS, Stella NELSON.

FUNERAL OF H.O. SEYMOUR - The funeral of the late H.O. SEYMOUR, President of the Board of Supervisors, which took place yesterday afternoon, was one of the largest that has taken place in the city for several years. The exercises at the house were conducted by Rev. M.C. BRIGGS, and at their conclusion very many of the friends present availed themselves of the opportunity to take a last look upon the features of the deceased. The procession, which was under the Marshalship of Albert HART, consisted of the Odd Fellows’ Battalion, in full regalia, under the command of A.E. POWERS;

Capitol Lodge No. 87, and Occidental Encampment No. 42, I.O.O.F., and such a large number of friends in carriages that the latter portion of the line had not crossed the R street levee when the advance reached the City Cemetery.  The pall bearers were S.W. BUTLER, William ROBINSON, S.M. JACKSON and R.W.  LEWIS, of Capitol Lodge; S.S. NIXON and A. HENLEY, of the Encampment; and P.R. BECKLEY and L. ELKUS, of the Board of Supervisors. At the cemetery religious exercises were conducted by Rev. Mr. BRIGGS, and the burial service of the Odd Fellows was read by George B. KATZENSTEIN, Noble Grand, and Ezra PEARSON, Chaplain, of Capitol Lodge, while the funeral ode was sung by the many members of the Order who surrounded the grave.


A Prominent Citizen of Oakland Plunges into the Sacramento

About 5 o’clock Saturday morning, when the steamer Amador was within a few miles of Sacramento, one of the passengers, who had registered his name as H.A. JOHNSON when he procured a stateroom on the previous evening, jumped overboard. It is stated by a hotel runner, who saw him sitting on the guard rail and solicited his patronage for a Sacramento hotel, that at that time he had his ankles tied with a handkerchief. He did not show any uneasiness or singularities of conduct, and the two men had a conversation of a few minutes. When the runner came back, after having been away a very short time, Johnson had disappeared, but his hat and cane were lying where he had been last seen. The alarm was immediately given, and a number of persons looked anxiously in the wake of the boat to see if the unfortunate man was visible, but nothing could be seen of him.

An examination of his room was made, and there was found on his bed three vials, each of which had contained laudanum, a purse containing $8.80 in coin, a pair of spectacles and a pencil case. The hat had pasted inside a piece of paper bearing the name “H.A. JOHNSON, Oakland.” There were also found two unsealed notes, one of which, directed “My Dear Wife and Daughter in Oakland,” read as follows:



To my Dear Wife and Daughter, in Oakland: The time is now arrived for me to take my awful plunge into the river. My brain is on fire. I am now losing my senses fast. I shall commence in a few moments to take the poison, after which I shall jump overboard and hope and trust that my body may never be found. Adieu! adieu! for you have been a good wife to me, and may God bless and protect you both.

H.A. JOHNSON, alias B.F.F.

P.S. - I wrote to you and some others just before I left San Francisco. Very fortunately for me there is not a single person on board that I have ever seen before.

The other note was without address or signature, and read:

I wrote to you just before I left the city of San Francisco, also to M.G.  and T.M., and my daughter A., and put all those letters in the iron box on the corner of Market street and some other street - the first box you come to on the right side after leaving the Oakland boat, up Market street.  On the arrival of the steamer at Sacramento Coroner WICK was notified by Captain FOURATT of the facts, and the effects of the deceased were turned over to him, including a letter addressed, “Mrs. B.F. FERRIS, Oakland,” which the suicide had written on the previous evening and handed to the purser of the steamer with a request to him to mail it. This letter the Coroner forwarded to its address.

It was subsequently ascertained that the unfortunate man was Judge B.F.  FERRIS, of Oakland, one of the founders of the First National Gold Bank of that place, and that he assumed the name of Johnson in order that he might take passage by the steamer and make away with himself without being recognized. He appears to have become embarrassed financially recently, and before leaving San Francisco addressed notes to one or two intimate friends intimating what he intended to do.

Friday morning he left his home as usual, remarking that he believed he would remain in San Francisco and attend the theater in the evening, and return home by the last boat. He did not return, however, and as he had not been away from home over night for ten years, his family passed the hours in sleepless anxiety. Early Saturday morning they found in his room his watch, diamond ring and safe key, from which he was never before known to be separated, and the forebodings they entertained were most painful. When Saturday morning’s San Francisco mail arrived in Oakland a letter was found from the Judge to his wife and only child, a young lady, containing the sad, crushing words that he would leave on the evening boat for Sacramento, and that he intended to take four ounces of laudanum and throw himself into the river; that he could not survive the losses he had met in stocks, and that his hat could be found on the steamer in the state room of H.A. Johnson. The letter was dated San Francisco, May 19th, 3 o’clock P.M. Judge Ferris came to California in 1850. In 1865 he was elected Mayor of Oakland and has been quite a prominent man there ever since.

STORY OF A HEAD-BOARD - Away out on the plains, beyond the “Rockies,” on the river Platte, there was a solitary sandy grave, its location marked by a single, simple wooden slab. Through rain and sunshine, summer and winter, the pine board remained pointing out the spot where a stranger’s bones lay moldering. That out on the desert, remote from the habitations of men, in a lonely spot, on a desolate plain, some kind heart was moved with the humane impulse to set up a head-board for the fallen unknown, should have been enough to have protected the leveled grave from desecration. Perhaps the same generous impulse secured the dead the honor of a grave, though only scooped out in the sand, with the hands it may have been, and shallow as the soul that would rob the poor sepulcher of its identity. Be that as it may, an emigrant train was delayed a brief time near the spot the other day, and some incoming vandal seized upon the weather-beaten head-board, undeterred by its ghastly inscription, and its ghostly associations, and transferred it to a car, where, laid from one seat to another it served as a bed until the train arrived at Ogden, where he still clung to his prize, transferred it to the Central Pacific cars, and slept on it till the train reached Sacramento, where it was left to the mercy of the car-sweepers. It is some four feet high by fourteen inches wide, and is made of Minnesota pine. One of the upper corners has been knocked off and part of the inscription with it. It was carved by some kind and patient hand, evidently with a common blade, but was cut with much neatness and care, and reads: ___NOWN MAN, ___LED BY INDIANS. Sept. 12, 1874. Whether this unknown man was killed by Indians September 12, 1874, or whether that was the date on which humanity remembered that though unknown, the dead was once a loving man, it is impossible to tell; but certain it is that a few days ago only was the date on which this poor head-board was wrenched from above the bones of the unfortunate by sacrilegious hands. It is full of bullet holes, some being very fresh and some of the leaden messengers yet sticking in them. The pointed end bears the earth stains where it was held beside the fleshless skull of the unknown man.

INTERESTING POINTS - M. DIXHEIMER and James CODY, hotel runners, imprisoned

for violation of a city ordinance relative to their vocation, were before Judge CLARK on Saturday on a writ of habeas corpus. The writ was issued by the District Court Commissioner, and to this the District Attorney objected, but judge Clark held that the Code authorized such issuance and overruled the objection. The attorney for the prisoners then presented the point that the Board of Trustees - nor any municipal board anywhere - has the right to enact an ordinance to punish for the violation of ordinances by imprisonment for more than ten days. To give the District Attorney time to look into that question the cases were adjourned over until this morning at 9 o’clock.

ARRESTS - The following arrests were made Saturday and yesterday: Samuel MAY, by officer TRYON, for disturbing the peace; Ed. DEVINE and Ellen DEVINE, by officer GREEN, for disturbing the peace; Cal. I. FOSS, by officer TRYON, for battery; Maggie MORGAN, by officer DOLAN, for disturbing the peace; Lizzie JENKS, by Deputy Sheriff HARRISON, for being drunk; Joe KELLER, by officer MARTZ, for being drunk; Perry COON, by officer MARTZ and Deputy Sheriff COON, as an escape from the insane asylum; E. STREHLE, by Deputy Sheriff DUBOIS, for disturbing the peace; Barney KIERNAN, alias Dan COFFEE, by officers DOLAN and COFFEE, for battery; John RENO, by officers DOLAN and SHELLARS, for petit larceny.


Submitted by Betty Loose



Daily Bee, Sacramento

Saturday Evening, November 17, 1877




The following companies filed articles of incorporation in the office of the Secretary of State to-day:


The First Baptist Church of Santa Rosa; Directors - E.T. FARMER, R. CRANE, F.M. CALDWELL, S.A. RINGO, M. DOZIER, J.H. HOLMAN and J.G. PRESLEY.


There were also filed the articles of consolidation between the Stockton and Visalia and the Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad Companies. The capital stock of the new incorporation is $7,000,000; Directors - Leland STANFORD, Mark HOPKINS, E.H. MILLER, Jr., Robert ROBINSON and N.T. SMITH.




Murder Trial - In the CARPENTER murder trial District Attorney JONES commenced his argument for the prosecution last night at a late hour, and a continuance was had until this morning when he resumed and concluded shortly after twelve o’clock, when a multitudinous document in the shape of instructions was read by the Court to the jury, and that body retired to find a verdict in the case. During the whole argument the Court room was filled to overflowing with an interested crowd of spectators. Then the trial of Richard BELCHER for the murder of John H. PATTEN on Staten Island, was taken up for trial. The defendant is represented by Mr. WELLS of Stockton and L.S. TAYLOR, while the District Attorney appears on behalf of the people, and then began the work of impaneling a jury, in which less than the usual difficulties were encountered.




SUICIDAL DESIRE - Dan SWEENEY was working on the GWYNN ranch levee up to the time the white men were discharged and then came to this city feeling very despondent at his want of fortune in obtaining steady employment. While in this low state of mind he chanced to get on a spree with some other unfortunates and spent or lost all of his money. Last night he made his appearance at J. CONSIDINE’s in a desperate mood and told that gentleman he had nothing further to live for and intended to throw himself into the river. As he took off his coat in a determined manner and started on a bee-line for the river a couple of times, despite the remonstrance and objection of his friends, so they gave him into custody and had him locked up for safe keeping.




SUDDEN DEATH - A man named Pat WELCH, aged about forty years, dropped dead in a boarding house on Front street, between I and J, at a late hour last night. An inquest and post mortem examination will be held this evening. His wife has been notified and will come up from the Bay on the evening train.



CITY PAYMENTS - The city officials to-day paid into the Treasury the following sums their collections for the past week: Geo. P. ROYSTER, water rates and taps, $962.50; N.A. KIDDER, harbor dues, $37; W.C. FARNSWORTH, cemetery dues, $105; M.S. HORAN, Police Court fines, $33.


Submitted by Betty Loose


Sacramento Bee

Monday Evening June 24, 1878 


At noon to-day the river had fallen o the 15 foot 4 inch mark.

At the engagement of Business this morning the city treasury contained $138,860.72.

Nine deaths occurred in Sacramento last week, six adults and three children.

The greatest bore in this county - the artisan well on the Grant - is now down 1,900 feet.

William H. FOSTER, an old and esteemed resident of Courtland, died last week and was on Saturday interred with Masonic honors, a large number of members of the fraternity from this city attending the funeral.

A man named Frank DOWNEY surrendered himself at the station house Saturday night, saying that he had killed a man, and talking in such a peculiar manner generally that officer RIDER locked him up on suspicion of insanity.

Two carloads of immigrants will arrive from the East to-morrow morning.

An owner is still wanted at the station house for four young chickens found in the possession of a Chinaman, in order that the rascal may be prosecuted.

Dr. WHITTELL, of this city, who is at present absent on a hunting expedition in the northern part of Sonoma county, has killed one bear.

Received from Sherman & Hyde, San Francisco, the following music: “Why Don’t He Come,” a sentimental ballad; “Pretty Little Snowflake” popular song.

A scrimmage took place at a late hour last Saturday afternoon between a well known lumber dealer of this city and a young box manufacturer, growing out of some business misunderstanding. Despite the fact that the box man is nearly 100 pounds lighter than the lumber dealer, the former succeeded in building quite a head on the latter. No nickles were bet on the result, but as the lumber man drew out of the fight, his greatest anxiety seemed to be to know whether his optic would be badly discolored.

The drinking fountain in the Plaza has been roofed with a neat shed, which makes a welcome shade to individuals while quenching their thirst.

A fire was discovered on Saturday evening in the old frame building formerly occupied as a depot for the old California Pacific Railroad. It was extinguished by a stream from the yard engine before any damage was done.

St. Rose’s (Catholic) Church was crowded last evening on the occasion of the annul procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The exercises were highly interesting and were conducted by Rev. Father SCANLAN. A beautiful feature was the scattering of rose leaves in advance of the procession as it moved through the aisles of the church, by eight or ten little misses. The singing was very fine. 


A correspondent of the Bee, writing from Gridley’s station, on the California and Oregon railroad, under date of this morning, give the following account of a fire which occurred there: “A fire broke out here on last Saturday night in the blacksmith shop of Rodgers & Carus, in this place. In the same building there was a carpenter shop and ware-room, all of which were totally destroyed, also the bakery of A. BURTELSON adjoining. By great exertions on the part of the citizens the surrounding buildings were saved. The total loss is $10,000, and the only insurance on the property destroyed is $380 on the bakery. This is the most destructive fire which has ever taken place at Gridley’s station.” 

A FOURTH OF JULY PROJECT - On Wednesday last an organization met and made preparations to celebrate the coming fourth by an entertainment, at which selections will be made from the addresses of all the eminent revolutionary orators. There will also be a sketch entitled “Washington at Valley Forge,” which will be produced by some amateurs. Russell W. OSBORN was elected Chairman, and James LANGLEY Secretary. Several of the prominent societies in this city have sent delegates. After transacting some important business, the meeting adjourned subject to the call of the Chair. Address all communications to Russell W. OSBORN, Chairman, 526 Montgomery street, San Francisco (room 4). [S.F.Call

Submitted by Betty Loose



The Daily Bee, Sacramento

Thursday Evening, July 18, 1878 


SHORBURN & SMITH will sell to-morrow, at 10 3/4 o’clock A.M., at residence of Mrs. CHADWICK, Seventh street bet. L and M, elegant furniture, bedding, carpets, etc. 


Supervisor J.W. WILSON and family, T.S. DEAVER and Mrs. C.N. SNELL and family left for Bartlett Springs this morning.

Mrs. M.W. COOLEY and family left for Brooklyn, New York, this afternoon. They were accompanied by Mr. COOLEY, Division Master Mechanic at this point, who goes as far as Ogden and then returns.

H.S. CROCKER left for New York yesterday, to be absent from this coast for several months.

Prof. E.C. ATKINSON, Principal of the Sacramento Business College, has returned from his extended camping and hunting trip along Russian river. His family returned with him.

Beriah BROWN, who once edited a paper in this city, has been elected Mayor of Seattle. He was, when here, a violent Secessionist, but has, we believe, of late years become a shining light among the Republicans up north.

Lotta CRABTREE, the popular actress, was among the passengers who arrived from the East this morning, accompanied by her mother. They remained over in Sacramento on a visit.

C.H. CUMMINGS, cashier of the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad, returned from the East this morning, accompanied by his wife.

Robert E. GARDNER, Deputy State Controller, who has been dangerously ill for some time, is now in a fair way of recovery.

John C. FREMONT will soon arrive here on his way to Arizona and will be met at the wharf in San Francisco by a delegation of Pioneers.

E.C. HOPKINS, Roby FAY, George KING and Samuel McVICKER, who left this city some two weeks ago for a hunting trip to Lake and Mendocino counties, returned home last evening. They reported having killed four deer and had a fine time. 

TRAMPS ON THE RAILROAD - Railroad men who run over “the hill” on the Sacramento Division of the Central Pacific complain that of late the tramps along the line of the road are more numerous than was ever known before, and much vigilance and work is required on the part of the brakemen and conductors to keep them off the cars. A day or two since a party of fifteen tramps endeavored to board the express train at Dutch Flat. The train had just started and the tramps stood ranged along the track ready to jump aboard as soon as the cars had got under good headway. The engineer, however, took in the situation at a glance and resolved on a strategic movement to prevent them getting on board. Slowly he backed his train down below the depot for about half a mile, and then throwing open the throttle he went past the tramps at lightning speed, leaving them all with the most discomfited looks on their countenance which it is possible to imagine. 

RESISTING AN OFFICER - About 10 o’clock this morning local officer BRISSELL arrested a youth named STERNS, whom he found in a beastly state of intoxication in the freight depot at the foot of K street. The officer started to the station house with the young lad, but before going far he was intercepted by a man who claimed to be a friend of STERNS’, who told the officer to release the boy, and on BRISSELL’s refusing to do so the man pulled a large pair of scissors from his pocket and in a barbarous manner went after the officer’s scalp lock. This was right in the officer’s hand and he proceeded to drop the drunk and devote himself to his assailant, with such good effect that he landed him in the station house, and officer BURKE brought up the rear with the drunken youth. On being taken to the police office the combatant refused to give his name and he was locked up on a charge of resisting an officer.

POLICE COURT - In the Police Court the cases of the following culprits were attended to: Pat. McLAUGHLIN, drunk, fined $20 and $2.50 costs, or 20 days’ imprisonment; Jack COURTNEY, battery, jury demanded and case continued until July 23d; Ah CHEE, petit larceny, dismissed for want of prosecution; Gus BENNING, battery, found not guilty and discharged; Mack GEE, obstructing sidewalk, continued until the 19th; Sun YOU ,obstructing the sidewalk, fined $2.50 and $2.50 costs; Ah HO, obstructing the sidewalk, continued till July 12th; Ah GO, obstructing sidewalk, dismissed; Ah TIE, obstructing sidewalk, continued till July 19th; Ah GEE, obstructing sidewalk, fined $2.50 and $2.50 costs; Ah WING, obstructing sidewalk, continued till July 19th; Edward BEANDAU, disturbing the peace, fined $7.50 and $2.50 costs, or seven and a half days; Jas. STERNS, disturbing the peace, dismissed; MAGUFFIN, resisting an officer, continued till July 19th. 


Edward T. BLOKES, the slayer of James FISK, Jr., is now at Elko. He is interested in Cornucopia District, and has come from New York to personally inspect it.

BEECHER will stop in the Western States on his was to California, and will probably not arrive here until August 19th.

Edison is with the Draper eclipse expedition now at Omaha.

There are 120,500 sheep now grazing in Alpine county.

The potato and cabbage crops on the meadows near Reno are nearly destroyed by bugs.

Triplets are again in San Francisco. Three boys were born on the 16th to the wife of G.H. SCHENCK, a painter. The first weighed 4 pounds and 2 ounces; the second 6 pounds and 2 ounces, and the third turned the scale at 7 pounds and 4 ounces. About three hours and a half elapsed between each birth. All concerned were doing well at last report.

The Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor No. 3 of San Francisco, elected the following officers: President, G.P. JOHNSON; 1st Vice President, B.G. WORSWICK; 2d Vice President, E.L. MEYER; 3d Vice President, F.J. HIGGINS; Recording Secretary, Tom. L. STOVALL; Financial Secretary, J.R. MATCHES; Treasurer, F.G. WHISKER; Marshal, J.G. CANELL; Outside Sentinel, N.C. BREW; Inside Sentinel, W.C. HORN; Executive Committee - J.B. STOVALL, J.J. RAPHAEL and P. ST. JULIAN; Surgeon, H.W. FISKE; Chaplain, E.A. BRACKELL; Assistant Recording Secretary, B. ADLER. 


At Noon to-day the river had receded to the 9 foot 11 inch mark.

Five carloads of immigrants will arrive from the East to-morrow.

The wind has shifted to the north, and the indications are favorable for a warm spell.

One of the horses in a double team hitched in front of the International Hotel, fell down last evening, struggled violently for some time and squealed loudly, attracting a large crowd. The animal was cut loose from his halter and harness and got up without any damage being done.

Joseph AVISAC, a three-year-old boy who resides at Seventh and D streets, fell while playing a few days since and fractured his right arm at the elbow joint.   

Articles of incorporation have been filed with the Secretary of State of the Alta Manufacturing Company, to conduct a steam planing mill at San Quentin.

The century plants in the gardens of Mrs. HARTLEY and H.C. KIRK, at Eleventh and F streets are now about 40 feet high and in full bloom.

The corporation house of the Fire Department on Fourth street, near K, has been fitted up of late and much improved. The low lot has also been filled in to correspond with the directions of the Health Officer. The home of Engine Company No. 1 has also been renovated and a new floor plan placed therein.

Thirty-six fine mules from St. Joseph, Missouri, arrived here yesterday and are now quartered at McMULLEN’s stables, on K street, between Third and Fourth. The animals are as fine a lot as were ever brought to this coast.

A citizen yesterday discovered a young man badly afflicted with inflammatory rheumatism lying alone and neglected in an old boarding house car at Sixth and F streets. He was furnished with water and food, of which he was sadly in need, and was taken care of by the police, who were notified of the case by the citizen.

Juvenile thieves, from 8 to 10 years of age, have been robbing the till of the Baltimore Market on L street, between Seventh and Eighth, for some time past, having stolen about $35. Yesterday Mr. WETSEL, proprietor of the market, captured one of the boys and turned him over to the officers to whom he disclosed the names of his companions in crime, but as they were all too young to prosecute, they were set at liberty after being lectured. 


How Arty Brace “Braced Up”

Arty BRACE was, until recently, the local of the Elko Post, and a good man for the place, too, his witty and sparking brevities gaining for him the name of the “pungent paragraphist.” A few days ago he went to Virginia City, armed with letters of introduction to the journalists of that place. He went to the Enterprise office, was cordially received, and, when he left, somehow or other DAGGETTT couldn’t find his $100 meerschaum, GILLIS was minus a coat, and Dan DeQUILLE had lost a gross of lead pencils. BRACE next visited the Gold Hill News and Alf DOTEN showed him his silver specimens. He then took him to a saloon, introduced him to the barkeeper and left him for a time. When he returned to the offices he could not find a beautiful $50 specimen, and, returning to the saloon, found that BRACE has “stood the barkeeper off” for seventeen drinks on the strength of the introduction. DOTEN afterwards went to the Delta saloon and found there his specimen, BRACE having sold it for $4. Warrants were issued for the scapegrace but he had “skipped” the town. The police at Reno, Carson and other places were notified to look our for him. Parties who knew him at Elko say he was once in the State Prison for grand larceny. The Virginia Chronicle says “It seems almost incredible that a man who could have borrowed all the money he wanted among the newspaper men of the Comstock should have resorted to such petty theft, yet the evidence is conclusive against him.

Submitted by Betty Loose




Daily Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, August 17, 1878 

Sale of Dime Bank Property - On Monday next, at 12 o’clock noon, by order of Sheriff DREW, Morris J. SIMMONS will sell at auction to the highest cash bidder, all the property on hand belonging to the Dime Saving Bank, consisting of clocks, jewelry, pistols, notes of hand, book accounts, mining stock, show cases, bank vault, fixtures, etc. Sale positive and on the premises. 

Germania Gardens - This old and popular resort, corner of Third and R streets, will be thrown open to the public again to-morrow. The ten-pin alleys are in fine condition, the arbors afford a cool and refreshing shade and the best quality of refreshments are always on hand. 

Bond Filed - Frank A. LOWELL has filed his official bond as Tax Collector of Levee District No. 1, Sacramento county, in the sum of $5000; himself in the sum of $2,000 and three sureties, vis: C.S. LOWELL, Ira H. TREAT and J.K. HOUSTON, in the sum of $1,000 each. 

Good Time - All who desire to spend a pleasant evening should remember that David VICE, assisted by Martin STARKS will have a grand opening at the Philadelphia saloon, 51 K street, this evening from 8 to 12. All are invited. 

Election - At a meeting of the Sacramento Light Artillery, held last night to fill certain vacancies, E.D. HAGEN was elected Captain, vice ROBBINS, resigned; and W.J. COOPER, Junior Second Lieutenant, vice C.W. METCALF, resigned. 

Dwellings to Let - Edw. CADWALADER, No. 61 J street, advertises in another column a number of desirable dwellings which he has to let. The locations are good and rents reasonable. 

Auction Next Tuesday - On Tuesday next Bell & Co, will sell at auction a large quantity of furniture, bedding, crockery, glassware, stoves, etc. Also a large number of fine reading books. 

Inquest To-Day - Coroner VERMILYA impaneled a jury to-day to inquire into the facts attending the death of the late Wm. G. ENGLISH. At 3 P.M. the jury left the Coroner’s office to view the ground where the shooting took place, at Sixth and S streets. No testimony has yet been taken. 


The river has fallen to the 87 foot 1 inch mark.

Two carloads of immigrants will arrive from the East to-morrow.

The engineer corps of the Sacramento Drainage Commission are now encamped in Mike BRYTE’s field, two miles above Washington.

The barge Ace of Spades, after a thorough overhauling, was launched this morning.

Burglars stole a quantity of bed clothing from Mrs. OGGS’ house last night.

F.M. PHILBROOK, Deputy Sheriff of Trinity county, passed through this morning, on route to Napa, with an insane man named William TROTTER.

A young girl named Mary STUDWICK, who ran away from her parents in San Francisco, was yesterday arrested by officer Jackson in a house of prostitution and turned over to her parents.

Two insane men - John KILLMEYER and Fred MELTON - were to-day taken to the Napa Asylum by Deputy Sheriff WOOLSON.

Bishop WINGFIELD holds services in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to-morrow.

Officers HICKEY, BURKE and BRISSELL yesterday arrested a man named Charles VOLKER, for having been concerned in the recent robbery of cars near Colfax. He was taken to Auburn to-day.

A portion of the awning in front of Peltier’s butcher shop, Second and L, was carried away yesterday afternoon by a runaway team.

The remains of P. DONOHUE, who died at the County Hospital of typhoid fever, will be sent to Marysville for interment.

Some building beyond the American river bridge caught fire yesterday morning, and thinking the bridge was on fire a locomotive and two water carts were sent out.

William MURPHY, Chas. MOORE and John SULLIVAN were taken to Woodland this morning, having been arrested on a charge of stealing some articles from a house near Washington.

Yesterday evening a thief attempted to enter a residence at Sixteenth and J streets, but was frightened away. 



The following corporations to-day filed their articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State:

Congregational Society of Westminster, of Los Angeles. Trustees - Joseph GIBERSON, George C. MACK, John T. ANDERSON, F.A. LUND and S. LYMAN.

Mono Gold Mining Company, of San Francisco; capital stock, $5,000,000; Directors - Thos. BELL, Wm. M. LENT, John F. BOYD, C.A. BURGESS and Lewis TEESE, Jr. 

How Yellow Fever is Communicated

The circular of instructions for Marine Hospitals, prepared by Dr. WOOLWORTH, relates to the rapid spread of yellow fever, declares land quarantine ineffective, and maintains that the disease is spread by the clothes and effects coming from infected districts rather than by the patient, themselves. It moreover asserts that yellow fever patients never communicate the disease excepting through their clothing and effects. 

An Awful Death

At Melrose on the night of the 14th, while the sloop Carro True was lying in the creek, a sailor in charge, in attempting to cross the channel, became embedded in the mud, and there had to await a fast-approaching death. No one heard his cries, but the next morning laborers on the shore discovered his body. Deceased was a native of Germany, named H. BELHMAN, with discharge papers from the ship Antioch.

Submitted by Betty Loose




Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening August 19, 1878 

Suicide by Laudanum

At half-past 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon a man named A. CRAW, who resides on the Riverside road, about opposite the Half-way House, attempted to “shuffle off the mortal coil” by taking an ounce of laudanum. A physician was promptly summoned and during the evening and night did all in his power to save the life of the would-be suicide. These efforts were so far successful that his life was preserved till to-day. But the deadly drug had too surely taken hold of his system and this afternoon he succumbed to its overpowering influences and died. Information was promptly brought to the Coroner’s office and George MONTGOMERY, the efficient deputy, proceeded to the ranch to get the remains. The deceased was named Adherbal Craw, a native of New York, aged 73 years. On two former occasions he had attempted suicide - once by hanging and once by taking laudanum. He left a note stating that the suicide was deliberate. 

Chinaman Suicides at Folsom

Coroner Vermilya returned on this afternoon’s train form Folsom where he went to hold an inquest on the body of a Chinaman who had been found dead in a water closet with his throat cut. The verdict of the jury was that the man’s death was occasioned by his own act, and that the instrument used was a razor which was found by his side. 

Sentence Pronounced - In the County Court to-day Ah HING, indicted for burglary, withdrew his former plea of not guilty, plead guilty and was sentenced to two years in the State Prison. 

Inquest Upon Remains of William G. English

Saturday afternoon Lyme M POTTER, C. KELLOGG, T.B. REID, J.B. CAVE, P.A. MILLER, G.L. CLARKE, J.E. RUGG, A.L. CAMPE, John DOUBLASS, Alex. GARDNER and A. VANDEMARK were impaneled by the Coroner as a Jury of inquest to inquire into the manner and cause of Wm. G. English’s death. The jury viewed the remains and the scene of the catastrophe and after hearing the evidence of J.W. BROPHY, Chun WHY, officers DOLAN and HARVEY, L.C. CHANDLER and Robert MILLER, retired for deliberation. No new facts were elicited at the inquest and the Bee has already fully informed the public of the circumstances attending the case. Nine of the jurors were in favor of inserting in their report the words “and whereby charge the said Henry A. CAULFIELD with the crime of murder,” but the following verdict was finally agreed upon:

We, the Coroner’s jury summoned to inquire into the cause of the death of William G. English, having viewed the body and heard the testimony of witnesses produced before us, do return the following as our verdict in the premises: We find that the deceased was William Garison English, a native of the State of New York, and at the time of his death was 59 years of age; that he came to his death on Thursday, August 16, 1878, in the city of Sacramento; that the cause of his death was a pistol-shot wound inflicted by a pistol fired by Henry A. Caulfield, with criminal intent. 

Local Brevities

Two car loads of immigrants arrived from the East to-day.

The Workingmen of the Seventh Supervisor District have nominated C. Arnold as supervisor.

During the past week there were eight deaths in this city - five adults and three infants. Three bodies were brought here for interment during the week.

Three intoxicated individuals raised quite a disturbance at the steamer landing on Saturday, one of them striking officer Hickey on the head with a cane. He gathered two of them in.

The Lacrosse Club lately organized in town had a practice game Saturday evening, in the Capital Park, which promises well for the future achievements.

The address given in Pioneer Hall on Sunday evening by Belle CHAMBERLIN embraced a wide range of topics, including almost everything affecting the well-being of man, the speaker dwelling more particularly on the labor question and reform in our system of national finances. The lady is an earnest and eloquent speaker.

Submitted by Betty Loose




Daily Bee - Sacramento

Monday Evening September 30, 1878




The river is at a standstill at the 5 foot 6 inch mark.


Officer JACKSON has recovered from his recent illness and is on duty again.


During the month of September the police made 267 arrests.


The annual muster of the Starsfield Guard will take place this evening.


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education will be held to-night.


At the commencement of business this morning, the city treasury contained $94,375.61.


The State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, will meet at Turner Hall to-morrow morning, and remain in session all the week.


E.G. DONNER, a teacher well known in this county, died last Friday neat Freeport, after an illness of about one year, of consumption.


Four carloads of immigrants arrived from the East this afternoon. Two carloads came yesterday.


The funeral of the late Captain John I. FRIEND, which took place yesterday afternoon, was largely attended, many friends of the family from San Francisco being present.


Some children who were playing with matches at the residence of George F. BRONNER, at Fifteenth and L streets, on Friday last, set the place on fire, but it was extinguished without trouble.


Twelve deaths occurred in Sacramento last week - seven adults and five children. Eight bodies were brought here for interment.


M. McMANUS recently purchased the machinery of the Stoddard Flouring Mill, at Wheatland, and has brought it to this city and placed it in position for a grist mill on I street, between Sixth and Seventh.


Franz JOSWOWSKI and Henry HUSSEY, the two men arrested recently on suspicion of insanity, have been examined and discharged. William BURRIS, the insane man whose feet and hands had been badly frozen, has been sent to the County Hospital.


Locomotive No. 188, which has just been thoroughly overhauled and repainted, took down the western-bound passenger train yesterday, in charge of engineer KILBURN and Fireman BREEN.


W.W. ELLIS, who is charged with raising a check from $19.50 to $9,000, and getting the money from a San Francisco bank, was captured in Elko on Saturday, and officer John COFFEE took him down to the Bay this afternoon.


A large number of Sacramentans who were in attendance at the fairs at Stockton and Marysville returned yesterday.


The barge Lady Washington, which is to be given away by lottery to subscribers of the Pacific Life, was taken to Oakland this morning. The remaining chances will be sold in the latter city and San Francisco, after which the drawing will take place and the winning number announced through the press of the State.


Numbers of the Sacramento excursionists to the Summit on Wednesday last, says the Grass Valley Union, were enthusiastic to secure beautiful flowers and plants, and many of them, struck by its beautiful deep red and purple foliage, gathered poison oak in abundance and took it home.

What a delightful time they must be having now!


Catherine DAYRUNKS, a woman 70 years of age, who recently arrived here from the mountains in search of employment, was sent to the County Hospital yesterday, having been found by officer HARVEY in the streets thinly clad and hungry. She is anxious to earn a living by housework, but is too old to do much work.


The Thalia Club, composed of five young ladies who took the prize for the best group at the Turn Verein masquerade ball last Winter, celebrated the anniversary of their organization by a fine banquet at the Pacific Oyster Parlors last Saturday night. A number of lady and gentlemen guests were present by invitation and a pleasant time was enjoyed by all. The supper was prepared by John TIMS, the excellent caterer at Wiemann and Damm's.


Submitted by Betty Loose


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