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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Monday Evening August 27, 1866 

________ AFFRAY - A most serious affray, which might have resulted in fatal consequences, occurred in this city this morning, between John BURNS, bailiff of the Supreme Court, and Henry A. CAULFIELD. It appears that, last week, Caulfield had purchased from Burns a house which he agreed to pay for in a certain time. Not doing so, Burns told the house to another party. On Saturday last, about 5 o’clock P.M. Caulfield went to the office of the Supreme Court and denounced Burns in _____ terms. This morning, on his way from breakfast, Burns saw Caulfield sitting in the City Market on J street, between First and Second, reading a newspaper. He accosted him saying, “Do you know that you abused me last Saturday?” The answer was, “I remember all about it.” At this Burns with his cane struck Caulfield a heavy blow on the head. Caulfield seized from the block a butcher knife and Burns ran off. Caulfield overtook him and Burns throwing himself on his back kicked violently, receiving the cuts and stabs below the knees. They were separated. Caulfield went to the police station and gave himself up. Burns has since been arrested - the charge of assault and battery being preferred against both. 

PIONEERS’ ELECTION - The annual meeting to elect officers of the Sacramento Pioneer Association was held last Saturday evening, the President presiding. For some cause the favorite candidates for the first office walked over the course, the chief competitor for the honor, our worthy Mayor, having declined a nomination. Forty-nine ballots were cast, of which W.F. KNOX received 44, SWIFT 3, and scattering 2. For Vice Presidents, I.N. HONG, Ira E. OATMAN, M.D., W.P. COLEMAN, Isaac LOHMAN, Harry MONTFORD, A.D. RIGHTMIRE and John BIGLER were placed in nomination. The last four named gentlemen declined the honor, and a ballot was taken with this result: Number of votes cast, 56; of which I.N. HONG received 44, Dr. OATMAN 28, W.P. COLEMAN, 32, John BIGLER 1, Capt. ELLISON 2 and blank 1. I.N. HONG was declared elected First and W.P. COLEMAN Second Vice President. For the office of Recording Secretary the candidates were the present incumbent, A. LEONARD, and Henry BENTLY. The result of the ballot was: Number of votes cast 57; of which A. LEONARD received 32, H. BENTLY 24, and E.M. HOWISON 1. For Corresponding Secretary, 48 votes cast: W.G. WOOD received 34, W.A. ANDERSON 13, and blank 1. The selection of W.G. WOOD for this office can only result in peculiar advantage to the Association. For Treasurer the contest lay between Edgar MILLS and Harvey CASWELL. Whole number of votes 44. Mills received 29 and Caswell 15. For Directors, seven to be chosen - A.P. ANDREWS, E.D. WHEATLEY, N.D. GOODELL, Wm. TURTON, G.J. PHELAN, C.H. ROSS, R.L. BAMPTON. It was agreed to vote for seven together, resulting as follows: Number of votes, 42: A.P. ANDREWS received 33, E.D. WHEATLEY 28, N.C. GOODELL 30, William TURTON 28, G.J. PHELAN 33, C.H. ROSS 31, R.L. BAMPTON 29. For Marshal, George S. EVANS and G.K. VAN HEUSEN were contestants, 39 votes were cast of which Evans received 22 and Van Heusen 17 votes. The person receiving the majority in each case were declared duly elected to the respective offices for the ensuing year. Previous to balloting Wm. L. DUDLEY of Mokelumne Hill, was elected a member of the Association, and the application of Jesse COUCH to receive similar honor was appropriately referred. Final action in regard to the time and manner of celebrating the approaching 9th of September - Admission Day - was deferred, and on motion of Dr. Oatman was referred to the late and newly chosen Boards of Directors, who were requested to meet on Wednesday evening next for consultation. A suggestion that the celebration take place on Thursday preceding Fair week, was also referred. After concluding the business of the meeting the members were, on invitation of W.P. KNOX, refreshed at the Railroad Exchange. 

PROBATE CASE, TO-DAY - Estate of Levi HERMANCE, deceased; petition of L.S. HERMANCE for letters of administration coming up for hearing, the prayer of said petition was granted upon the filing of a bond in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. Estate of A.M. ORMABEE, a minor; account and inventory of guardian approved. Estate of T.W. RIKER, deceased; final account of administrator filed and set for hearing on Monday, 10th of next month. Estate of Jacob OSTRANDER, deceased; order for sale of certain personal property. Estate of W.N. HASKELL, deceased; order for administrator to sell personal property. Estate of Margaret E. WELLER, deceased; order for publication of notice to creditors in the Daily Bee. Estate of John PUGH, deceased; final account of administrator filed and order entered confirming account and discharging administrator. 

POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - James FINNIGAN, assault to murder; examination put off till the 29th instant.  

DROWNED - A man named Jas. O’SHAUGHNESSEY, a native of county Limerick, Ireland, aged forty years, who owned a small ranch on Miner’s Slough, Solano county, was accidentally drowned in that slough last Thursday evening. The body was recovered, and a Justice of the township held an inquest on the remains. The corpse arrived in this city last evening and, this morning, was interred by Coroner CONBOLE. 

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The Daily Union

Saturday, September 1, 1866

Page 3

LAST SCHOOL DAY - Under this head, a correspondent sends us the following account of the proceedings yesterday at the Ungraded School near Sutter’s Fort: “The memory of yesterday, to both teacher and pupils of the Ungraded School, will ever be a pleasant one. The forenoon was spent in declaiming and the reading of compositions prepared by the pupils during the term, which exercises were pleasantly varied by singing and marching. At twelve o’clock they all adjourned to an excellent lunch, prepared by their teachers, to which all did ample justice. In the afternoon John SMITH presented prizes to the following named pupils: to Annie GERBER and Lewis MILLER, for improvement in reading, spelling and arithmetic; to Caroline AMERIC and William O’BRIEN, for neatness; to Amelia DAVIS and Thomas O’BRIEN, for honesty and truthfulness; to Emma HOIT and Charles ENNIS, for industry. Their teacher, Miss Fannie HOWE, had a token for each remaining scholar, for she said “There was not one who had not made some improvement which had cost an effort on their part.” The books, knives and rewards of merit were all appropriate and each child returned to its seat with a happy and beaming countenance. The school was about to close, when Miss Emma HOIT came forward and presented her teacher with an exquisite pair of Parian marble vases, with these words: “Dear teacher, accept this token from your very loving pupils, Annie GERBER, Luretta and Addie WEINREICH, and myself.  In presenting it, we do so with the heartfelt wish that you may ever be as happy as we have been rendered by your untiring kindness and devotion to our mental improvement.” Miss HOWE expressed her surprise and gratification in a few appropriate remarks. The school then sang the “Dismission HYMN” and separated to meet again in October.

HIGH SCHOOL EXERCISES - The closing exercises of the High School for the Summer term took place yesterday afternoon. A large number of visitors, parents of the scholars and others, were in attendance, and listened to the essays, declamations, singing, etc., with a high degree of satisfaction. The exercises commenced at 1 o’clock P.M., and were presented in the following order: First - Declamation “Scorn to be Slaves” (J. WARREN), by Paxson McDOWELL. Second - Reading “The Chemist to his Love,” by Miss Mary EDWARDS.Third - Declamation, “The Glorious Old Flag” (H.W. BEECHER), by George WHITE. Fourth - Reading “Snow Bound” (WHITTIER), by Miss Alice DWINELL. Fifth - Singing by Miss Ella BURKE and the school. Sixth - Essay, “Is the Pen mightier than the Sword,” by Miss Augusta MONTFORT. Seventh - Essay

“Sound and Sense,” by Miss Ella COMBS. Eighth - Duet by Miss Lilly BURKE and Miss Louisa RUDOLPH. Ninth - Essay, “The Druids,” by Miss Belle HILL. Tenth Essay, “Reflections on Twilight,” by Miss Jennie PIKE. Eleventh - Original declamation, “The Condition and Prospects of our Country,” by Thomas CLUNIE.  Twelfth - Singing by the school. Thirteenth - Reading of the reports by the Principal and Assistant of the school. At the close of these exercises brief addresses were delivered by Rev. W.H. HILL and rev. I.E. DWINELL. M.L.  TEMPLETON, the Principal of the school, then addressed a few remarks to the scholars and dismissed them until the commencement of the next regular term.


PROBATE - In the matter of the estate of Richard WALSH, deceased, the petition of Celia WALSH for letters of administration was yesterday filed and set for hearing on Monday, September 10th. Estate of Conrad TILL, deceased - Return of F.R. DRAY of sale of personal property filed and order entered confirming sale. Estate of John D. ANDERSON, deceased - Petition of C.T. WHEELER for letters of administration filed and set for hearing Monday, September 10th.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening September 3, 1866 

ACCIDENTAL DROWNING - There arrived at this port this morning from San Francisco, the schooner William and Albert. On her passage the schooner, while in "Horse Shoe Bend," lost a seaman named Julius HANSON, aged 28 years. While the schooner was jibbing the main boom struck him and knocked him overboard. At once the vessal was brought to an anchor. Before a boat could be got in readiness Hanson sunk and was not seen afterwards. The accident occurred at five o*clock last Thursday afternoon. 

COUNTY JAIL - In August of this year prisoners charged as follows were confined in the county jail: Murder 1, robbery 1, grand larceny 2, criminal use of weapons 2, burglary 1, petit larceny 11, vagrancy 7, disturbing the peace 5, assault and battery 2, misdemeanor 3 - total 40; of whom 33 were sent to the State Prison, 1 to the Reform School and 14 were discharged. Remaining in jail 22.

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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Monday Evening

November 19, 1866


TRUSTEES, TO-DAY - Board met this morning at ten o'clock - all the members present. Minutes read and approved. Petition for F.T. GEHRING and others for the grading of Tenth street, from D to H streets, was referred to the Street Commissioner to ascertain if the same is signed by a majority of the property-owners. Ordered that the Superintendent of the Water Works be authorized to purchase H.G. SMITH & Co. two boilers, and pay for the same in water from the City Water Works. Ordered that the President of the Board be authorized to confer with the Committee from the Board of Supervisors in relation to matters in controversy between this Board and that. There was submitted the claim of W.F. JOHNSON, for $36, for services as superintending engineer of Water Works improvements. On the motion to allow the bill, Johnson and Smith voted in the affirmative, and Swift in the negative, on the grounds that by ordinance the Superintendent of the Water Works is required "to superintend the erection and construction of any new works or means of supplying city with water," and that said W.F. JOHNSON has been paid within the last few weeks the sum of $544 for his services in drafting plans and superintending the foundations of the new pumps and machinery, which sum he believed is more than twice as much as the services are worth. These claims were allowed: Daily Bee, $15.16, P. SCULLY, $50, John WELCH, $7, L.F. SMITH, $27.50, Fitzsimmons & Gleason, $38.20, Huntington & Hopkins, $23.50, H.N .RICE, $34, E.D. WHEATLEY $260.75, W.F. JOHNSON $36, A.H. BUCKHOUT, $12, W.PAINE $5, W.M. WHITLOCK, $22, J.E. PARKER $27, Daily Bee $6.89. Adjourned.


JURORS - These are the names of the jurors required to be in attendance on the County Court, to-morrow: E. Blum, R. Dalziel, R. Develin, C. Stremming, E.B. Hurlvuri, Joseph Hill, John Bremer, Fred. Glatze, N.D. Thayer, L. Farmer, R.K. Wick, Thomas Ross, H. Waring, Thomas Wilkinson, G.S. Wait, M. Watts, W.H. Barton, James Rowan, R.B. Wingate, W.H. Taylor, J.P. Lowell, A. Egl, P. Miller, Geo. I. Lytle, M. Lunch, L.B. Thayer, J. Steinmen, Thomas Hayne, Wm. Agate, M. Lutsinger, L.K. Hammer, C. Kane, J.B. Eddy, John Champion, John Smith, C.E. Paine, John R. Atkins, S.Van Praag, Eli Mayo, A.P. Bailey, J. McCarraher, P. Ramble, R.S. Drummond and W.M. Harron of the city; Albert Austin of Brighton; John Bitby, Myron Smith, J. Burton, Benjamin Tibbets, L.S. Nevins, Silas Calloway and Solomon Runyon of Franklin; Reuben Bandy, Barney Thompson and Peter Winkelman of San Joaquin; H.W. Latham and E.B. Howard of Mississippi; Sydney Smith, J.A. Reed and Washington Fern of Sutter; Thomas Williams of American; Lyman Wilcox, Joseph Rouse and Larkin Lamb of Cosumnes; W.D. Wilson and J. Mark of Lee; James C. Edwards, James Tait, Hartford Anderson and S. Cohn of Granite; George Goodwin of Center; J.J. Atkinson, Milton Dodson and J.H. Stanley of Georgiana; A. Whittaker of Dry Creek.


PROBATE COURT, TO-DAY - Estate of Henry E. GREGG, deceased: final account of executor referred to J.S. BARRETT. Estate of Margaret W. WRIGHT, deceased, final account of administrators filed and approved. Estate of James WEBSTER, deceased; final account of administrator submitted and taken under advisement. Estate of John McKNIGHT, deceased; Alice McKnight appointed executrix. Estate of Patrick NEWMAN, deceased; petition of Ann Newman for letters of administration filed and set for hearing on the 3d proximo. Estate of William RITTER, deceased; application for permission to sell real estate filed and set for hearing on the 14th January, 1867 - notice to be given by publication in the Daily Bee. Estate of John IRONS, deceased; annual and final account of administrator filed and approved. Estate of J.O'HARA, deceased; ordered that citation issue to execturix to show cause why she does not file her inventory, the same being made returnable on Monday next.


SHOOTING AFFAIR - At twelve o'clock, last night, in the bar-room of the Union Hotel, on Second street, a difficulty took place between two sporting men named PERKINS and BRADY. We have not heard the first cause of the misunderstanding, but the parties at length got so excited that Perkins, slapping Brady in the face, the latter drew his Derringer and fired, the ball inflicting a slight flesh-wound in the left arm. Perkins drew his Derringer and aimed to shoot Brady, but his weapon missed fire. At this stage of the game bystanders interfered and prevented further demonstration. Dr. CLAPP dressed Perkins' wound. The belligerents were to-day arrested and will in a day or two be arraigned before the Police Court.


Lost Boy - William H. McCLINTOCK, between thirteen and fourteen years of age, son of John McClintock, left his father's house about three o'clock yesterday afternoon for the purpose of taking a short walk. Since then his parents have not seen or heard of him. He was dressed in a black suit and wore a black hat. At the time he left he was in good health. Fears are entertained that he has been accidentally drowned. Any information concerning the missing boy will be gratefully received by his anxious parents, whose residence is on the north side of N street between Second and Third.


Lowered - Owing to the effects of flood or the rotting of piles which form its foundation, the chimney on the Water Works had taken an undue inclination to the east. To relieve the pressure the chimney has been reduced in hight thirty feet, but it still answers every purpose, the draught being improved and no inconvenience experienced from the smoke and gases by outsiders.


Great Register - During last week forty-three names were added to the Sacramento "Great Register." Of that number three went on by affidavit: James CASS, Thomas HANSBROW and John TALBOT. There are now on the Great Register 2,334 names. 


Arrested - These arrests were made by the police to-day: Terry McMOHON, disturbing the peace; _____ Brady and E.C. PERKINS, disturbing the peace; Francisco GALLIAN, Francisco CHEMORRO and Mary ESQUEVAL, disturbing the peace.


Attention is called to the advertisement of S. JELLY that he will sell his fine stock of Watches, Jewelry and Silver at actual cost. 


Soldiers who wish their additional bounty of one hundred dollars procured, will call without delay on Edward CADWALADER, northeast corner of J and Third streets, up stairs. No charge for information. 


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The Daily Bee

Thursday Evening

November 22, 1866


County Court ,To-Day - Court met this morning, pursuant to adjournment, and criminal business was proceeded with. John MORISSEY, burglary in feloniously entering the store of Thomas RYAN, on the 13th of last August. The District Attorney conducted the prosecution, and Henry Starr appeared for the defendant. The jurors sworn in the case were Sydney SMITH, G.O. WAIT, C.E. PAINE, Solomon RUNYON, Lyman WILCOX, R.S. DRUMMOND, Larkin LAMB, M. SMITH, J. BARTON, A. Egl. Albert AUSTIN and John SMITH. At half-past twelve o'clock the jury retired for consultation, and the Court took a recess for one hour.


Horse Stealing - Deputy Sheriff SHERMAN arrived here, this morning, from Rio Vista, on the San Francisco boat, with a prisoner named Johnson LOVALL, who is charged with the larceny of a horse. Yesterday afternoon the officer went to Rio Vista, and thence, in a small boat, to a point seven mines above, and on the opposite side of the river. There he got his man. It is charged that Lovall stole a horse from Geo. K___TT, of Georgiana township, and sold the animal to Thomas SHOWLER, of Yolo. Lovall, who is now in the county jail, will have his examination before Justice LYNCH, to-morrow.


Probate Business - Estate of Honora DUGAN, deceased; ordered that C. DUGAN be allowed from said estate fifty-five dollars per month from the 7th of November, 1865, for boarding, schooling, etc., two minor children of deceased. Estate of Margaret W. WRIGHT, deceased; decree of distribution entered. Estate of George WRIGHT, deceased; same order as last.


Police Court, To-Day - Samuel ASTIN and John LYNCH were found guilty of getting drunk and going to sleep on the sidewalk. Sylvester KLUG was tried and found guilty of drawing and exhibiting a deadly weapon just for the fun of the thing.


County Court, Yesterday - The jurors in the case of George WILLIAMS, indicted with John BURKE on the charge of grand larceny, were Myron SMITH, S. CALLOWAY, John SMITH, Milton DODSON, M. LYNCH, G. S. WAIT, B. TIBBITS, M. WATT, P. WINKLEMAN, P. MILLER, Albert AUSTIN and John BYRNES. A verdict of guilty was soon returned.


Robbery - Last Saturday night a grocery in the upper part of the city was burglariously entered, and its till robbed of three hundred dollars, evidently by some one at home on the premises. One arrest has been made.


San Francisco Items - We copy the following from the Union's dispatch:


"Dooney Harris, the English pugilist, who was telegraphed to at New York by sporting men here, is on the steamer next due here, with the avowed intention of getting a fight with Tom Chandler, the champion of California, for from $1,000 to $2,000 a side.


Lowrey MATHEWS was matched to-day to trot a race of three miles and repeat against Fillmore, within sixty days, for $2,500 a side. Latham is matched with Fillmore on the same terms, to trot within six days after.


Quite extensive arrests on gamblers are being made by officers McCORMICK and JEHN on the complaint of Charles L. MEAD, who alleges that he has been extensively fleeced by them. Mead is locked up to secure his attendance at Court.


John and Patrick MAHONY were arrested this evening by the police while laying down the Sutter Street Railroad track on Broadway from Front street to the bay. It is claimed that they have no charter for such an extension."


It is found that a section of the big tree only three inches thick will weigh four and a half tons, and the attempt to send it to Paris is likely to be abandoned.


President Juarez writes to Consul GODOY that General ARANDA had left El Parrat to join General AUSEA in a combined attack on Durango, which was to be left by the French with a Garrison only by native Imperialists, who would make but slight resistance. Juarez had pardoned the traitor chieftains Enriquez and Alonzo, bud had signed the death warrants of Julio and Carmen Mendoza, who were executed for numerous murders committed under the Imperial reign without even the form of a court-martial."


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Daily Bee - Sacramento

Saturday Evening

December 8, 1866


SUPERVISORS - It was reported to the Board of Supervisors yesterday afternoon, by the Committee on Public Buildings, that Agricultural Hall had been insured for ten thousand dollars in the office of the Union Company, at the rate of one and a half per cent. The report was adopted. Charles LOWELL was elected Overseer in Road District No. 8, vice R. DAVENPORT, resigned. Petition of J.W. REEVES for the canceling of the tax on New Helvetia Cemetery was referred to the District Attorney. These claims were allowed: J. ELDER, $20, J.C. AUSTIN, $8, N.I. DREW, $125.50, Crocker & Co. $184. Adjourned till two o'clock this afternoon.


BAPTIST - There will be preaching in the Baptist Church by the pastor to-morrow, as usual, The Ordinance of Baptism will be administered in the evening.


BAIL REDUCED. - In the case of L. RODRIGUEZ, indicted for grand larceny, the County Judge to-day reduced the bail from one thousand dollars to five hundred dollars.


INSOLVENT- By order of the County Court, made to-day, F.M. RUSSELL was granted a discharge from his debts and liabilities.


METHODIST - Services as the Seventh-street Episcopal Methodist Church, by Rev. O.P FITZGERALD, morning and evening.


SACRAMENTO UNION BAND BALL - On account of the Catholic Festival being on New Year's night, the Union Band have postponed their ball until further notice.

For the last five years it has been the custom, at BADGER's Great Auction House, to give away some elegant gift on Christmas morning. Last year a gentleman was presented with a piano forte. This Christmas they have two elegant gifts - a very fine set of Parlor Furniture and a beautiful Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine in rosewood cabinet - the finest in the State. Each gift will be delivered on Christmas morning at 8 o'clock. Tickets, only one dollar, can be procured at Congress Hall.


FURS, FURS, FURS - Just received, a full assortment of Ladies' and Children's Fur Capes and Victorines; also, a new lot of Cloth Cloaks and Basques. LIPMAN & Co., 5th & J.


VOCAL MUSIC - Mr. COOPER's schools meet on Tuesday and Friday; another class Monday and Thursday afternoon; class for ladies and gentlemen on Monday and Friday evenings.

Ladies should not fail to call at C.H. GILMAN's, 52 J street between Second and Third streets, and examine his fine stock of Dress Goods, Balmoral Skirts, Hoop Skirts, also a large stock of Shoes and Gaiters, just received and selling very cheap.


ZWICKER'S SALOON, J street, between Third and Fourth, Antelope Building. Fine Hot Lunch every day. Liquors, Cigars and Lager of the best brands. Music furnished for all occasions by the Sacramento Union Band.


GRAND OPENING! New Corner Bowling and Billiard Saloon, Shooting Gallery and Oyster Stand - The undersigned take the liberty to announce to their friends and the public in general that on and after Saturday, December 8th, their saloon will be conducted in a different style than heretofore, as everything has been newly renovated. Prices reduced. A good luncheon always on hand. Otto V. DASSEL & John DICK


O'CONNEL, RYAN & Co., having completed their extensive and splendid improvements, re-open with a full Winter Stock, newly assorted.


The great benefactor of the household is the Stewart Cooking Stove. R.C. TERRY & Co, 144 J street.


Idaho Bowling Saloon, K street, opposite the Western Hotel. Two fine new bowling alleys, and the finest wines, liquors and Cigars. A fine lunch will be served at all times. John HOHN and Chas. MURASKY.


JOHN SUVERKRUP can still be found at the old stand, corner of K and Third streets. His assortment of Clothing and Gents' Furnishing Goods is better than ever. Call and be satisfied.


FRESH MILCH COWS FOR SALE -All No. 1 American Cows. Inquire of Maurice HALEY corner Thirteenth and K streets, Sacramento.


STILL PROGRESSING - The Placerville Herald says:


"Col WILSON is still progressing with his railroad toward Marysville. He has this railroad completed and running to Wheatland, on the north side of Bear River, and the road is now graded four miles further to REED's Ranch, to which point the rails will soon be laid."


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Daily Bee - Sacramento

Monday Evening December 10, 1866





TRUSTEES, TO-DAY - Board met this morning at 10 o'clock - all the members present. Minutes were read and approved. Quarterly report of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department was received and placed on **. Bond of P. RICE as policeman, given in the sum of $500, with E.H. HEACOCK and Elmer GRANGER as sureties, was submitted and approved. By unanimous vote of the Board, John OEHNER was granted permission to erect a shed on the east three-quarters of Lot No. 6, in the block between J, K, Ninth and Tenth streets. The following claims were allowed: P. SCULLY $100, Thos. ANNIS, $150, Carolan & Co. $34.06, John STONE, $37.50, W.F. JOHNSON, $80, J.W. CRAWFORD, $30.75, G.W. FORBES, $5, W. CLARK, $2.50, G. SCHMEISER, $27, John DONNELLAN, $83.33, S.S. CARLISLE, $500, Mr. BAKER, $9, N.L. DREW $23.59. Adjourned till 10 o'clock A.M. on Wednesday, the 12th instant.


POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - H. BUTLER was fined ten dollars for sleeping on the sidewalk. John FRAISON, for disturbing the peace in the night time, was sent to the county jail for thirty days. Jack NATHAN was dismissed from the charge of obstructing the sidewalk. James McNANNEY, confessing that he had perpetrated an assault and battery, was fined twenty dollars. Mrs. Dennis COFFEE, assault and battery, nolle pros, entered. H.H. HARTLEY and Charles BROCKWAY, neglecting to construct sidewalks; trial set for Monday next. T. MILIKEN was dismissed from the charge of neglecting to construct a sidewalk. R. BIGGS, sleeping on sidewalk; deposit of ten dollars forfeited. Jerry MARTIN, drunk and sleeping on sidewalk; pleas of guilty handed in.


THEATRICAL - The first week of Miss KINGSBURY's engagement at the Metropolitan theater closed last Saturday evening in grand and most flattering style. The theater was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the enthusiasm of the audience was not to be restrained. This evening the Kingsbury will appear as Dot in the sweet and popular drama, "The Cricket on the Hearth," as dramatized by Boucicault from the work of Charles Dickens. Miss DENIN will take the character of the blind Bertha, and McCULOUGH must certainly make a capital John Perrybingle. In the after-piece, Miss Kingsbury will be Nan the Good for Nothing. Seats for this evening's entertainment should be secured in time.


HELD TO ANSWER - Wilson SHAFFER, who on Friday last, in Yolo County, shot Matthew HOWARD, had his examination last Saturday afternoon before a Justice of the Peace in Washington. He was held to answer to the charge of assault with intent to commit murder, and for safe-keeping he was placed in the county jail at Woodland. 


NEW ALTAR - In Read's building, Third street between I and J, the carpenters are at work making the altar which is soon to grace St. Rose's Church in this city. Judging from the plans the altar is sure to present a most imposing appearance. Every effort is being made to have the altar finished and in position by next Xmas Eve.


PROBATE COURT, TO-DAY - Estate of Michael McDONALD, deceased; order for sale of real estate at public or private sale. Estate of Mary T. McFADDEN, deceased; hearing of citation continued till Monday next. Estate of Elizabeth ALEXANDER, a minor; application of A. MARRETCH for letters of guardianship taken under advisement.


TO THE CITY - These amounts were paid to the City Treasurer, last Saturday: Superintendent of City Cemetery $30, Clerk of Water Works $358.20, Harbor Master $58.85, Auditor, County School Apportionment, $9,508.50, Police Judge, $55, Collector, licenses, $27.36.



Last Saturday afternoon, about four o'clock, a man named William ROSE committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The body was removed to the Coroner's office and there an inquest was held the same evening. William GILLEN testified - I know the deceased; his name is William ROSE; is aged 33 years, so he told me a week ago; he told me he was a native of Nova Scotia; he was a harness maker by trade; have known him about six years; his shop was burned out at the fire that Frank POWELL's stable was burned; after the fire he came down and rented half of my shop on J street, above Tenth, and has been working there since that time, but did not work steady, as he was in the habit of going on a spree occasionally; he used to tell me about having quarrels with persons and that he wanted to get satisfaction some time or other; he has within the last five or six weeks stated to me that he was courting a girl who had discarded him, and that it would be the cause of his death some day; that he intended to get a pistol and blow his brains out; that he had the nerve to do it, and was not a coward like some men. This morning he went to work as usual and made some repairs on harness; he worked until noon, but drank many times during the forenoon; he did not work after dinner; he did not come back from dinner until near four o'clock; when he came back to the shop there was a friend of his named ROACH in the shop, who talked to ROSE about drinking too much; Rose said he knew his own business best, or some such language; ROACH then went out, as also another man whose name I do not know; during the time that ROACH and ROSE were talking together, I was working sewing collars, with my back towards them; about half a minute after ROACH's's leaving the shop I heard the report of a pistol, which startled me so much that I lost my presence of mind for a second or two; as soon as I recovered myself and looked round I saw what had occurred; I then ran out and told the baker next door that ROSE had shot himself, and then went into the grocery store on the corner of Tenth street, and told BOHL the same; BOHL came in with me and looked at ROSE, and then went out, after saying to me, "Send for the Coroner;" at the time the deceased shot himself he was sitting on his work-bench with his coat off and his shirt sleeves rolled up; I did not know that he ever carried a pistol, and think he did not carry one until to-day; I recognize the pistol here shown from the floor, where it fell from his hand; it is one of Sharp's patent four-shooters; I saw the wound made by the bullet; it is in his right temple; he must have held the pistol close to his head, for his skin is burned with the powder; since his shop was burned at the time of the burning of POWELL's stable he has been rather down-hearted, for some persons had said that he had set fire to the place, which appeared to trouble him a great deal, and besides he lost all his tools and stock, which had the effect of causing him to drink more and depress his spirits; he has a set of double harness in my shop which he was making; it is not finished; I do not know whether he had any money or not; he told me that he made BELLMER & Co. his bankers, and left his money in their hands when he had any; he has a number of bills against different persons for work; ROSE told me that he had some distant relatives living in San Francisco, but his father, mother and other relatives live in Nova Scotia; I was present when the Coroner examined the person and clothing of the deceased; there were found on his person a silver watch and three dollars and thirty-five cents in silver coin. F. GOTTHOLD testified - I know the deceased, Wm. ROSE; I have known him some eight years; he worked for me about seven years ago; I do not know of any reason why he should kill himself unless on account of a girl whom he wanted to marry and she would not have him. The jurors - M. MILLER, J.P. SCHAFFER, John WALL, C.E. CAMP and E.M. SMITH - found by their verdict that the deceased was William ROSE, a native of Nova Scotia, aged thirty-three years ,and that his death was caused by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. ROSE was a member of Young America Engine Company No. 6. His remains were followed to the grave, in the "fireman's plot," at the City Cemetery, yesterday afternoon, by the members of his company and delegations from other branches of the Department, the Union Band heading the procession.



FIRE DEPARTMENT - Chief Engineer DONNELLAN submitted to the Trustees, to-day, his first quarterly report, in which he states the condition of the apparatus, the cisterns, etc. During the quarter extending from the first Monday in August to the first Monday in November there were twelve fires, causing loss to the amount of $13,460, of which $10,300 was covered by insurance. The ten cisterns are in good condition.



SHOOTING - About four o'clock yesterday afternoon there occurred in this city a most unfortunate difficulty between two brothers, Robert & Dennis McCARTY. The original cause of the trouble does not appear to be known by outsiders, and if known is kept very secret. Those who saw the collision state that in front of the International Hotel Robert began to abuse his brother and then struck him with his cane or crutch. Dennis took hold of his brother for the purpose of preventing a repetition of the blow, and then Robert, drawing a Sharp's pocket pistol, presented the weapon and fired, the ball striking Dennis in the forehead, between and just above the eyes. The ball did not enter or fracture the skull, but, glancing, passed up a distance of two or three inches and then out. Serious injury was done to the periosteum. The wounded man was attended to by Drs. CLUNESS and NICHOLS, who do not think the injury will result fatally. Robert McCARTY was arrested by policeman KARCHER and taken to the station house where he spent the night. This morning he was admitted to bail, by Police Judge FOOTE, to answer to the charge of assault to murder. He gave his security in the sum of two thousand dollars, his bondsmen being J. HOPLEY and Ezra WOOLSON. Dennis McCARTY, lately from the East is a plumber, and has lately been in the employ of D.W. CLARK. Robert, who has had the misfortune to lose his leg, is a scribe and has been for several years employed in the office of our County Recorder. He resigned that situation some months ago and since then has been out of employment.


ANNIVERSARY - Yesterday was the anniversary of the great flood of 1861.


ANY GENTLEMAN wanting a nice pair of Boots or Pants, Vest Coat and Hat, or Overshirt, Undershirt, white Shirts, should not fail to call at C.H. GILMAN's, 52 J street between Second and Third streets. Also a large stock of Mission Blankets, selling cheap.


LADIES should not fail to call at C.H. GILMAN's, 52 J street between Second and Third streets, and examine his fine stock of Dress Goods, Balmoral Skirts, hoop Skirts, also a large stock of Shoes and Gaiters, just received and selling very cheap.


IDAHO BOWLING SALOON, K street, opposite the Western Hotel. Two fine new Bowling Alleys, and the Finest Wines, Liquors and cigars. A fine lunch will be served at all times. John HOHN & Chas. MURASKY


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Daily Sacramento Bee

Friday Evening December 28, 1866


Stabbing - John LEWIS, cook of the Shatemuc, wanted his wife to sleep with him in the galley, but Capt. L.L. SOULE had her in the cabin where Mrs. Soule was. Lewis got jealous and stabbed the captain, and was put in irons. He is to be tried in the U.S. Court, San Francisco.


Horrible Murder and Robbery - A dispatch dated Martinez, December 27th, says Mrs. Elizabeth ROBINSON, an old lady aged 70 years, and living alone, about one-fourth of a mile from town, was most brutally murdered and her house robbed on Wednesday night by some parties not yet known.


Good All Round - A ranchman rushed into San Francisco, yesterday morning, and reported a ship off Half Moon bay firing guns. Two steam tugs rushed out, and it turned out to be the Forget-me-Not firing for a pilot - but not in distress.


Fortunate - John TRUE, wife, wife's sister and baby were upset into Napa Creek on Monday last. Mr. True got his wife and her sister out, but the baby floated down 150 yards over an eight foot fall, when two men jumped in and hauled it out all safe.


Apoplexy - John Ernest RENE, a French merchant, aged 45, fell in a fit on Monday night and died in the hospital, in San Francisco, yesterday morning.


Shot - Antonio SANCHEZ, six miles from Ione, Nevada, was accidentally shot December 19th, by pulling his pistol from his bed. His case is very critical.


Narrow Escape - Joseph CUNIN, a Frenchman, fell into the Yuba river at Marysville yesterday, and just escaped with his life.


Lucky Miners - Never since '49 says the Times, has San Francisco been so full of lucky miners. They are chiefly from Idaho and Montana.


Penalty - Lazarus MOSES, for receiving stolen goods, must pay $300 or take four months in the county jail in San Francisco.


Better - The crew of the Shatemuc at the Unites States Marine Hospital, San Francisco, are getting better of the scurvy.


Nearly Ready - The building of the Bank of California will be finished and occupied soon after New Year's. It is made of Angel Island stone.


Ordained - Rev. Mr. BREWER, of Redwood City, was yesterday ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church, by Bishop KIP, in San Francisco.


Sudden Deaths - The Bulletin says: "Two more sudden deaths have been reported to the Coroner; Jno James McKINSTRY, a workman at the Mission Woolen Mills, and the other George S. LEITZ, from consumption. The case of McKinstry is a singular one. It seems that he called at Dr. BEHREN's office, on Clay street, yesterday afternoon, and complained of being unwell. While the physician was inquiring into his cause of complaint, he was suddenly taken with convulsions and died soon after. Dr. HARRIS, assisted by a number of physicians, held an autopsy on the body this morning, and are of the opinion that he died of hydrophobia, caused by a bite of a dog inflicted some weeks ago. An inquest will be held on Monday next."


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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Saturday Evening December 29, 1866


Registration - As the four Boards of Registration of this city are now organized and ready to transact business on certain evenings in the week, we give a list of the officers and places and times of meeting: George ROWLAND and Elmer GRANGER, Judges; F. MILLER, Clerk; meet in Judge HAINES' office, on Fourth street, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Second District - L. ELKUS and Chris GREEN, Judges; P. MORRIL, Jr., Clerk: meet at the Railroad Exchange, corner of K and Third streets, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Third District - S.D. SMITH and Thomas HANSBROW, Judges; Grove L. JOHNSON, Clerk: meet at the Capitol Saloon, corner of I and Seventh streets, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Fourth District - F.A. PARK and John RYAN, Judges; John TALBOT, Clerk; meet at the St. Louis House, corner of Eighth and M streets, on Tuesday and Saturday evenings.


Police Court, To-Day - The first case was one of forbidden fruit. J. MELLON and D.O. LEVY were up to answer to the charges, Mellon of assault and battery and Levy of disturbing the peace. Levy is a peddler of apples, and from his basket he missed an apple of large and unusually symmetrical dimensions. Turning about after missing the apple from his basket, Levy thought he saw his apple, or a portion of it, in the hands of Mellon. He called Mellon vile names, such as thief, etc. Mellon retaliated and gave Levy several kicks and thumps. The defendant, charged with assault and battery, testified that the half apple he was eating when the row commenced, had been given him by a boy named O'MEARA. The defendants were found guilty and fined $5 each. Andrew LLOYD, disturbing the peace; at the rate this trial is progressing, it will probably occupy the attention of the Court the remainder of the day.


Detained Letters - This is the list of letters detained in the Sacramento Post Office, because the postage on the same had not been prepaid. Those not called for by the 5th of next month will then be forwarded to the Dead Letter Office: H.A. PARKER, Saulsbury; G.W. HARRINGTON, Vacaville; D.A. BETTES, West Brook, N.Y.; J. SWIFT, Sutter Creek; Mr. BURNETT, Waterbury, Conn.; G.F. & W.H. SHARP, San Francisco; Lorenzo D. TILTON, Cisco; Charles S. THOMPSON, Brownsburg, Va.; Granite MILLS, Folsom; Miss MOSHIER, Marysville; Sarah A. BARNES, Searsville, N.Y.; Delia E. CARBREY, San Francisco; Mary Bridget, St. Anne's Convent, Victoria; Mrs. PORTER, Beech, Sydney Center, N.Y.; Jenny ANKER, Sutter Creek; Mrs. A. LULL, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. C. HOUGHTON, Napa.


Officers Elected - At the semi-annual election of Capitol Lodge No. 87, I.O.O.F., held last evening, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing term: S.W. BUTLER, N.G.; James E. SMITH, V.G.; A.D. WHITNEY, R.S.; John SUVERKRUP, T.; P.L. HICKMAN, P.S. Owing to the contemplated absence of the proper officer, the installation of the above officers will not take place until the second Friday in January.


Acquitted - This afternoon, in the Police Court, Andrew LLOYD, charged with disturbing the peace, Judge FOOTE found a verdict of not guilty.


Falling - Last evening the Sacramento river was up to 22 feet 8 inches. Since then it has fallen 2 ˝ inches, the gauge now indicating 22 feet 5 ˝ inches. 


Early - The Governor Dana, the only steamer now plying between this city and Marysville, arrived here to-day at 11 ˝ A.M.


To Stockton - The crazy man, D. FINLEY, has been removed to the Lunatic Asylum, at Stockton, by private conveyance.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Saturday Evening October 5, 1867




 GOT HIS DUE - James BOWLES, a recent importation from New York, and some ____ companions, had a night of it last night, and at 4 o’clock this morning, in the Pony Exchange on Front street, became so unruly that the assistance of Officer TAYLOR was called. Taylor had taken off his coat and pistol in order to be prepared to take charge of the express matter to arrive by the steamer. A few words of good advice having no effect but to make Bowles more insolent, Taylor showed his star, and then went to work to put Bowles out of the saloon. Just at the door, Bowles struck the officer a sudden heavy blow, which knocked him down. As the sidewalk had just been sprinkled, it was difficult for Taylor to regain his feet. Bowles gave him a second blow and then ran off. The officer got his coat and pistol, and going after Bowles found him in the What Cheer House. On being told that he was under arrest, Bowles again came at Taylor, when the latter with his pistol gave him a blow across the nose, the effect of which is to greatly demoralize the symmetry of that organ and cause consternation among the olfactories. Bowles weakened after that “last brick,” and was led like a lamb to the station house. He is present to-day - very much so, and desires the services of a surgeon to place his smelling gear in order. He says he did not see the star and did not know that Taylor was an officer. Perhaps he did not; but he ought to know enough to be in bed at that hour, and not abusing and taking advantage of the person in charge of the saloon at that time. In the Police Court, on Monday next, Bowles’ case will receive the attention it calls for.


  PROBATE BUSINESS - Estate of James KEENAN, deceased; application of Public Administrator for letters filed and set for hearing on the 14th instant. Estate of Charles DUNCOMBE, deceased; petition of Lucy W. Duncombe for admission of will to probate and for letters of testamentary filed and set for hearing on the 21st instant - notice to be given by publication in the Daily Bee  -ordered that subpoenas issue to Thomas McCONNELL, Morgan CRAWFORD and W.S. BUCKLEY, subscribing witnesses to will, and that citations be served upon Lucy W. Duncombe, William Alfred Duncombe and Hul__ WILLARD, heirs at law and devisees of said testator, to show cause on said day of hearing why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted.


  SUPERVISORS, TO-DAY - Board met this morning at ten o’clock - present HULL, McMANUS and BECKMAN. Bond of H THEOBALDS as Constable in San Joaquin township was approved. Bond of W. McCRACKEN as city Constable was approved. Resignation of G.J. PHELAN as County Physician was read and accepted. This resolution, submitted by McManus, was adopted: “Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of Sacramento county enter into a contract, to continue two years from this 5th day of October, A.D. 1867, for the medical treatment of the paupers and prisoners of said county and Superintendence of the Hospital and Poor House.” Dr. Phelan was elected to the position and the contract was signed by the entire Board. Dr. Phelan’s bond was approved. John T. ROBERTS was appointed watchman at Agricultural Hall. A number of claims were allowed, and the Finance Committee was directed to report back all bills in its hands. It was done. The Clerk was directed to forward to A.B. BARTHOLOMEW, Justice of the Peace in San Joaquin township, all papers in regard to the road asked for COONS and others. Adjourned till 10 o’clock next Monday morning.


  POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - Mrs. STICKMAN was pronounced guilty of keeping a disorderly house. Thomas KING, attempting to commit grand larceny by entering a room in the What Cheer House and rummaging among the beds and clothing. The evidence was heard, and the Court being satisfied that there was nothing in the case that would warrant a conviction by a jury, ordered his discharge. William GILROY, assault and battery; stipulation of satisfaction filed and charge dismissed on payment of costs. C. NOBLE, being found guilty of being drunk and unable to take care of himself, was fined five dollars. Sam HOOVER pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery. James Bowles, disturbing the peace in the night time; owing to the dilapidated condition of the defendant his trial was put off till next Monday.


  RABEL’s TANNERY - This institution was sold at public auction, yesterday, by Joe DAVIS; MAYO bought the buildings, and HOPPING the land, the whole bringing about six hundred dollars. There is no flood there, nor any tannery - the flood is far away because of a change in the bed of the American, and the tannery is at Santa Cruz, to which place Rabel has moved with his family. Thus one of the early and somewhat notorious monuments of the city has faded out of existence.

  TRUE NAME - The name of the man who was yesterday run over and killed by his team was Eugene TOLAND, a native of Ireland, aged forty years. He has left a wife and four children. His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from his late residence, corner of O and Twelfth streets. Coroner CONBOIE did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest on the body.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Friday Evening, March 20, 1868


  SOLDIERS - The “Soldiers’ Protective Union” held an adjourned meeting last evening. After the reading and approval of the minutes, the Constitution was adopted and these permanent officers were elected: Elmer S. GRANGER. President; E.A. CHAMBERLAIN, Vice President; F.A. DAVIS, Secretary; Chs. LOTTHAMMER, Treasurer; Louis A .KELLY, Assistant Secretary; Chas. L. POTTER, Sergeant-At-Arms. About thirty-five persons were present at the meeting. Committees were appointed and given instructions in regard to their respective duties. The Union is earnest in its work, and determined that its members and the families of deceased soldiers shall have their rights. If necessary, a delegation will be sent to Washington to make full representation at the proper department. Adjourned till the first Thursday evening in next month.


  SUPERVISORS - In addition to what we have already published, the Board of Supervisors, yesterday afternoon, transacted business as follows: This resolution introduced by Mr. DOMINGOS was adopted: Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of Sacramento county, beg leave to protest in behalf of the county against the passage of any Bill at the present session of the Legislature granting extension of franchise to the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge Company beyond the time, or altering the conditions of the present charter. Adjourned till Friday, April 3d, at 10 ˝ o’clock A.M., when the special order of business will be the levying of taxes for State and county purposes for the approaching fiscal year, as per Act. No. 115, approved Feb 29, 1868.


   DISTRICT COURT, TO-DAY - Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment - Judge McKUNE on the bench. BRIGGS vs. DINSMORE, motion for judgement granted. Chas. STEWART vs. James GARNETT; demurrer sustained and twenty days to answer. THOMAS vs. MAYO; bill dismissed with costs and stay of execution granted for twenty days. In the matter of German Ebenezer Society - M.E. Church; decree entered. HOUCK vs. SCHNORF, judgement entered for plaintiff and stay of proceedings granted for twenty days. L.H. FOOTE vs. CONNER et al.., leave granted to amend complaint. GOSS & LAMBARD vs. Golden Rule Mining Company; judgement as prayed for against all defendants except GORDON and HOPKINS, by consent in open Court. Court still in session.


   LARCENY - A milkman named URBIN, whose place is on the Lower Stockton road just south of the city, had in his employ a young fellow named Charles BENNETT. This morning, at the usual early hour, Urbin and Bennett went out to attend to the cow-milking process. After draining a cow or two Bennett went to the house, and was so long absent that his employer went after him. Bennett. was not to be found in the house, nor were fourteen dollars in coin, a handkerchief, etc. Urbin mounted a horse and at once came to the city. Securing the services of policeman CHAMBERLAIN, Bennett was discovered and arrested at the depot just as he was about taking passage on the cars.


   CUTTING AFFAIR - At about one o’clock this morning, in a house on L street, between Third and Fourth, a difficult which resulted in the stabbing of one Terence McMAHON. Quite a party had assembled at a rookery kept in that neighborhood by Mary STICKMAN. Of the party was a colored woman named Julia DAVIS. She asserted that she had been robbed of four dollars, and then going home was followed by McMahon and others who entered her house and violently assaulted her and W. ALEXANDER. In the melee McMahon was stabbed in the back under the right shoulder blade, receiving a most serious wound, but one which Dr. SIMMONS thinks will not necessary prove fatal. The woman, Davis, was soon after arrested and to-day the Police Judge fixed the amount of her bail at one thousand dollars. She has sworn out warrants against Terence McMahon and Chas. BRADY.


   FROM THE VICTOR - Advices from the steamer Victor state that that boat is in statu quo and likely to remain so though every exertion is being made to raise her. Pending the raising the steamer Gem is engaged in taking charge of as much freight as possible and taking it to Red Bluff.


   BENEFIT - In another column will be found the advertisement referring to the complimentary benefit to Professor SIEGRIST, to come off to-morrow evening at Agricultural Hall.


   FOR RED BLUFF - The steamer LARK has been placed on the route between this port and Red Bluff vice the Victor, snagged. The Lark will leave at the regular hour to-morrow morning.


   ARRESTED - A Chinaman named Hong WO was arrested this afternoon by officer KARCHER  on the charge of riding no the sidewalk.


   ON THE STREET - Our fellow-citizen, Thos. HANSBROW, was able to appear on the street to-day. Many a hearty shake of the hand greeted his re-appearance in public.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening March 23, 1868


   PROBATE COURT, TO-DAY - Estate of Wilson FLINT, deceased; sale of personal property confirmed. Estate of Norman WOODBECK, deceased; E.H. MILLER, Jr., appointed administrator upon filing a bond in the sum of $3,000 - notice to be given creditors by publication in the Daily Bee - Francis GRAHAM, Thomas McCONNELL and David UPTON appointed appraisers. Estate of Hiram L. COUCH deceased; petition of A.C. SWEETSER and Andrew AITKEN for probate of will filed and set for hearing on the 4th of April - notice to be given by publication. Estate of William CORBIT, a minor; citation ordered to issue to said Corbit, requiring him to show cause on the 30th instant why the petition of F.R. DRAY, heretofore filed herein, praying for letters of guardianship of his estate should not be granted. Estate of M.M. REID, deceased; H.C. McCREARY appointed attorney for absent heirs, and F.R. DYAY administrator, ordered to sell real estate at public or private sale.


   LEVEES - At the meeting of the Board of Levee Commissioners, held last Saturday evening, there were received from Stanley & Co., Cummings & Fowler, G.W. BAKER, S.D. SMITH, Turton, Knox & Co., James COFFEE, M. KEATING, M. FLOOD, D. PURCELL, T. C. PERKINS, Michael LYNCH, L.A. DOUGHERTY, George SMITH, John COFFEE, James FLEMMING, Joel JOHNSON, William DOUGHERTY, M. McMANUS, John ROONEY, T. HAMLEY, and J. T. N. BAILEY, proposals for raising and widening the north levee. Ordered that those bidding be required to furnish satisfactory evidence of their ability and intention to do the work as proposed, on or before 7 o’clock to-morrow (Tuesday) evening. At 4 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon the Commissioners will examine bids and award contracts.


  POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - For petit larceny Charles BENNETT was fined sixty dollars. Philip CALLAHAN, W. HEBBARD and Amelia O. HATCH were tried and found guilty of disturbing the peace in the day time. John ABRAMS, grand larceny; prosecuting witnesses failing to appear, defendant allowed to go on his own recognizance. Thomas RICH, drunk and unable to care for himself; deposit declared forfeited. Alex. BOOTH, robbery; examination waived and defendant held to answer in the sum of $2,000. John McGOWAN, disturbing the peace in the night time; tried, found guilty and fined twenty dollars.


   SUPREME COURT - SEALE vs. GREEN; on motion and filing stipulation, ordered that appellant have five days further time to file brief in reply. TULLY vs. HARLOE; on motion an filing stipulation, ordered that respondent have ten days further time to file brief. MEYER vs. MOWRY; on motion and filing petition for rehearing, ordered stay of proceedings until the same is determined. CAMPBELL vs. Bear River Company; on motion and filing stipulation, ordered that respondent have six days further time to file brief.


   FILED - There have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State the certificate of incorporation of the “Capital Homestead Association,” the pardon of Charles W. GARLAND, alias William SPEED, convicted in Los Angeles county of grand larceny; the commission of William B. KING as Notary Public for Siskiyou county, to reside at Surprise Valley.


   AMATEURS’ BENEFIT - At the Academy of music, this evening, the performance will be for the benefit of the Sacramento Amateurs. The play will be “Old Phil’s Birthday,” in which Mr. COULDOCK will appear as Phil Stapleton and Miss Couldock as Marian. After a ballad by Miss Rosa RAND, the entertainment will conclude with “The Rustic Prima Donna.”


   STRUCK A LEDGE - A Telegram from Grass Valley says: “The Idaho Company, adjoining the celebrated Eureka Company, struck a large ledge last evening in the 300 foot drift going west on the south side. The rock shows well in gold, and the owners are felling greatly elated.”

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday Evening, March 31, 1868


  JURORS - As Grand Jurors at the April term of the County Court, the undermentioned have been selected: From the city - B. GOSSNER, D. ROCKWELL, John N. ANDREWS, George C. HEISCH, R.C. TERRY, Ephraim HOLMES, William C. BARRETT, Samuel HUNT, Charles J. ASH, and William H. AULT. Georgina township - Robert F. SMITH. Granite township - Richard GEAR, George MUNDAY, John O. BROWN, James HUMPHREYS, Chas. W. WHEELER and Joshua H. SMITH. Franklin township - John COOK and Hamilton S. CONNOR. Sutter township - Charles SCHIMINGER. Alabama township - William FITZPATRICK. Brighton township - C.L. CONNOR and A.V. GARDNER. San Joaquin township - Job Jackson BATES and Isaac FREEMAN. Dry Creek township - Clinton KERBY. Cosumnes township - Robert HUTCHINSON. Natoma township - Reuben BROOKS. American township - Jacob MEISTER. Lee township - John TUBBS.


   POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - Julia CUMMINGS, assault to do great bodily injury; examined and discharged. A. KLEINHANS, disturbing the peace in the day time; stipulation of satisfaction filed and charge dismissed on payment of costs. Terence McMAHON was found guilty of assault and battery, and in the charge of malicious mischief  against the same defendant a nolie prosequi was entered. Ah LOCK, Ah SAM and Ah TUCK, burglary; cases put off till to-morrow. Sam LOCK, burglary; defendant was examined and held to answer, the bail being fixed at fifteen hundred dollars. William HURLEY, drunk, etc.; defendant failing to appear for trial his deposit of five dollars was declared forfeited. Mary Esquival, violating the provisions of the “fire ordinance;” trial set for next Thursday. R. CLARK, attempt to commit robbery; set for to-morrow morning.


   TEAMSTERS - At the meeting of the Teamsters’ Association, held last evening, articles of incorporation were adopted. These officers were elected: Robert MILLER, President; William JOHNSON, Vice President; J.S. BARNES, Secretary; J. BAUQUIER, Treasurer; Directors - J. SULLIVAN, C. LUCE, Jas. DILLON, Charles W. OTTIS, B.W. GRIFFITH and J. BAUQUIER. About forty teamsters have signed the Constitution, agreeing not to work for more than ten hours, and for not less than five dollars per day in gold coin, from and after April 7, 1868. The Association then adjourned to meet at the call of the President.


   SCHOOLS - The pupils attending the undermentioned Primary Schools will be examined to-morrow: No. 5, G and Thirteenth streets. Examiners - Messrs. HILL, ROSS and AVERY. N and Sixth streets. Examiners - Messrs. COGGINS, MILLER and DAVIS.


   FROM AMADOR - An officer of Amador county passed through this city, yesterday, with a prisoner named John HODSHIRE, convicted of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to fifteen years residence at San Quentin.


   DECEASED - John S. WILSON, who was run over by a team on Ninth street, last Saturday afternoon, died, last evening, from the effects of his injuries. An obituary notice of the death will be found under the proper heading.


  INSANE - A colored man named Louis BOOKER took to the station house, this afternoon, and placed in charge of the officers another colored man named William HAWKINS who had become insane.


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Sacramento Daily Bee

Friday Evening, April 3, 1868


               LOCAL NEWS

 FISH MARKETS - The floating fish markets lately moored at the foot of I street changed their scaly positions. One, belonging to the Fisherman’s Association, was taken yesterday to the foot of R street. The other, the property of Harry BUDD, was yesterday removed to the north bank of the American river near its mouth, there to remain for the time being. Budd’s market was based on the iron hull of what was intended to be a steamer. It was constructed in San Francisco in “early days,” but found not adapted to the purposes intended. Since then it has stood flood and lots of adversities of other kinds. She is now taking a resting against the north bank of the Rio de los Americanos, preparatory to being dissected and sold for old iron. Budd, her owner, has taken possession of another pioneer institution, and has established his popular fish market in the wooden building northeast corner I and Front streets - once known and honored as the banking-house of Priest, Lee & Co.


   FILED - There have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State the commission of Thomas B. REARDON as Notary Public for the county of Nevada, and that of J.K. LUTTRELL as Notary Public for the county of Siskiyou. Also, the articles of incorporation of the SHUTZEN Land and Building Union. In addition the commissions of the following officers of the First Infantry Regiment, Second Brigade, N.G.: Stephen BARKER, as Captain of Company F (Light Guard); Mortimer G. SHOVE, First Lieutenant same Company; Christopher J. COOKE, Second Lieutenant, same Company; John V. McELWEE, Captain Company D (San Francisco Guard); Ramsford O. SHELDON, First Lieutenant same Company.


   POLICE COURT, TO-DAY - Ah SAM and Ah TACK were examined and held to answer to the charge of burglary, bail in each case being fixed at two thousand dollars. James McGRATH, assault and battery; nolie prosequi entered. N. SEELEY, disturbing the peace in the day time; trial put off till to-morrow. John DONALDSON, drunk, etc., found guilty and fined five dollars with the usual alternative. Frank STANLEY, case of drunk; defendant failing to appear for trial his deposit of seven dollars and a half was declared forfeited. Robert CLARK was held to answer to the charge of attempting to commit robbery, and the amount of his bail was fixed at fifteen hundred dollars.


   PROTECTIVE UNION - At the meeting of the Soldiers’ Protective Union, held last evening, the reports of committees were read, accepted and ordered on file. There was appointed a Committee of three to visit San Francisco upon business important to the Association. Also a Committee to choose a man to proceed to Washington and there properly to represent the claims of members of the Union. After admitting five new members, the Union adjourned till Thursday evening, 16th instant.


   ANNIVERSARY - On the 27th inst, the anniversary of the institution of Odd Fellowship in the United States, will be duly celebrated. Nathan PORTER, of San Francisco, will be the orator of the day in this city, and there will be a procession of the members of the Order.  In the evening, at Agricultural Hall, there will be a promenade concert and ball.


   PERSONAL - Among the passengers who came up on the steamer Capital last night was General ROUSSEAU, lately from Alaska, whither he had been sent by the United States Government to take formal possession of the Russian territory. The General, we understand, intends a visit, by railroad, to Cisco and to the terminus of the road.


  OBSEQUIES -The late John S. WILSON, member of Sacramento Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F., was buried yesterday afternoon in the Odd Fellow’s plat in the City Cemetery. His funeral was largely attended by members of the Order and other friends.


   CHANGE - At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Library Association, held last evening, M.S.S. CUSHMAN was elected Librarian vice G.P. WARNER resigned.


   FOR THE EAST - Mails for the East, to be forwarded by the steamship Golden Age to leave San Francisco on the 6th instant, will close at the Post Office in this city at half-past one o’clock to-morrow afternoon.

   SUPREME COURT - BRUMAGIN vs. BRADSHAW; ordered that defendant have till the second Monday in this month to file petition for rehearing.


   IMPROVING - District Attorney James C. GOODS has been seriously ill for a week or two. It affords us much gratification to be able to say that his condition has greatly improved, and that there are excellent prospects of his recovery.


   GOOD JOB - Harbor Master YOUNG has, we see, started in on the job of having lots of wood, lumber, etc., removed from the levee where it has been too long stored. Let the good work go on, and let the front levee be kept clear as provided by law.                          


   REAL ESTATE - On Thursday, the 9th instant, J. DAVIS will have an auction sale of real estate, a description of which is given in advertisement to be found in another column.


   EXAMINATIONS - On Wednesday last the pupils attending Primary School No. 5 corner of G and Thirteenth streets (Hattie M. OSBORNE, Principal and Mattie H. GILMER, Assistant), were examined, and the result was great credit to teachers and pupils. Certificates of merit were given to Mollie CORDON, Kate FARLEY, Nellie ROBINSON, Mary RAMAGE, Alice HALL, Minnie LANCASTER, Maggie SMITH, Ella TUBBS, Ella GLENN, Virginia HALL, Minnie WILLIAMS, Mary JOSEPH, Ida TALLMAN, Harriet SCOTT, Arabella WOODS, George LEONARD, Willie McCORMACK, Willie CATE, Mark ROBINSON, James JOHNSON, Chalmer HALL, George HILBERT, Frank HALL, Charles CATE, Charles CASS, Daniel TRAINOR, John PLATT, Frank KERGAN. And diplomas to the Intermediate School were awarded Nellie RIPPON, George BRUCE, Johanna BIGGS, Alice CARPENTER, Alice PARKER, Mary HOOPER, Mary MORTON, Belle BOWERS, Harriet SCHOLER, Sarah NEFF, Mary CHURCHILL, Barbara YAGER, Alice TODD, Laura JONES, Minnie BISCHKE, Orpha DAVIS, Hetty PALMER, Martha FULLER, Joseph PALM, Alva STEVENS, Wallace SMITH, David BIGGS, John DUFFY, Edgar JACKSON, Bennie DUNCAN, Charlie GERRRISH, Horace GREENWOOD, Alonze SMITH, Luis SILVERTINE, Charlie RIPPON, Roger SHIELDS, John BURKE, Edwin GROSS, Louis GROSS, Charlie GLENN, William COURTNEY, Charles HOLLAND. On the same day there was examined Primary School No. 6, on the corner of N and Sixteenth streets, (Clara GARFIELD, Principal and Nellie SPRAGUE, Assistant).  Certificates of merit awarded Olive BOGGS, Mary McCLANE, Carrie MECKFESSEL, Katie McDONALD, Anna ROBINSON, Lizzie DOLAN, Virginia NOONER, Walter LYNN, Melbourne GRIFFITH, Savier INGHAM, Charles BUTLER, Mahlon WILLIAMSON, and diplomas to Maggy McLANE, Alice GRIFFITH, Anise LYNN, John WILLIAMSON, Thomas O’CONNOR, Albert HORL, Edwin FOLGER, Charles FOLGER, Willie CALLAHAN, James GILLIS. Primary School No. 7, corner of M and Ninth streets, (Lucie FOX, Principal and Alida O .PAINE, Assistant), was examined yesterday and to the great satisfaction of all present. Certificates of merit were given Emma FRITZ, Rebecca JOSEPH, Emily DREAKER, Katie WILSEY, Maggy HARTMAN, Mary KELLY, Rilla WILSEY, Ella STEWART, Nellie HENLY, Lucy O’Brien, Katie JOHNSON, Mary Eldred, Mary JOHNSON, Sarah JOHNSON, Katie CRAIG, Author DAVIS, George MILLER, Moses MOORE, Wilbert MAIN, Raphael LEONARD, Carl ELDRED, John McKENNA, Frank KELLY, Lawrence TURNER, John PORTER, Willie BURTON, Wallace CASTLE. And diplomas to Emma PLUMMER, Katie HILSEE, Berla SLAUGHTER, Sallie McKIM, Louisa DREAKER, Addie LONG, Nellie O’BRIEN, Clara BURBANK, Flora BARTON, Carrie HILL, Amelia KESLER, Charles NEARY, Lenny PRICE, Frank RENWICK, Willie DUNLEVY, Willie McINTYRE, Simeon BROWN, Frank TAYLOR, Charles BRUNDAGE, George SMITH, Eddie ROTT, Theodore JELIS, John BURNS, Eugene HACKNEY, Lewis DICKMAN. The Ungraded School, in the vicinity of Sutter’s Fort, (W.E. CHAMBERLAIN, Principal teacher), was also examined yesterday. This school is evidently well conducted and in a flourishing condition.


  SEVERE ACCIDENT - About four o’clock yesterday afternoon, a boy four years of age, named William CURRAN, met with a severe accident while playing in front of the shop of his uncle, James McGUIRE, on K street, between Fifth and Sixth. While playing an iron railing fell on him, fracturing both bones of the right leg midway the ankle and the knee. The little sufferer is getting along very well under the attendance of Dr. SIMMONS.



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Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening November 30, 1868  

THE ACCIDENT - Rev. O.C. WHEELER says in a note to the Bee: “Permit me, through your columns, to speak with the kind friends who so promptly cared for my daughter and sister, when on Saturday morning last they were thrown from a buggy. The horse was not “running,” but a loaded dray collided with the buggy and threw them out. Daughter was severely injured, but being taken to the rooms of Dr. CLARK, where she received skillful medical treatment, she revived and was removed in the evening to our own house where she is apparently doing well. To the gentlemen and friends who so generously exerted themselves on her behalf, I wish to acknowledge my profound obligations.” 

PROBATE BUSINESS - Estates of Patrick QUINN, deceased, of James WILLS, deceased, and of James KEENAN, deceased; in regard to each estate order confirming final account entered of record. Estate of H.H. HARTLEY, deceased; order directing and authorizing administratrix to execute conveyance of real estate entered of record. Estate of A. C. HINKSON, deceased; letters granted H.C. KIRK, upon executing a bond in the sum of $5,000 - J. WETZLAR, H.F. HASTINGS and W.P. COLEMAN appointed appraisers - notice to be given by publication. Estate of J.M.W. BENNETT, deceased; sale of real estate confirmed, the attorney for minor heirs consenting thereto. Estate of M. NEED, deceased; Rosanna Need appointed administratrix upon filing a bond in the sum of $7,000 - Peter PLANALP, E. JACOBS and George NEED appointed appraisers - notice to be given creditors by publication in the Daily Bee. Estate and guardianship of C.G. HIDDEN, insane; order confirming sale of personal property entered. Estate and guardianship of John HENRY and Mary C. SCOTT, minors; Clairborne HARRIS appointed guardian upon executing a bond to each in the sum of $200, and taking the oath prescribed by law. Estate of Thomas ROSS, deceased; ordered that the sum of $75 per monthly be allowed for the support and maintenance of Sarah H. Ross, widow of deceased, and Thomas P. Ross, the minor child of deceased, for one year from the date of the decease of said Ross. Estate of George HOLSINGER, deceased; letters of administration granted N. WONDERLY upon filing a bond in the sum of $750. Estate of H.G. THIELE, deceased; final account and report of administrator filed and set for hearing at 10 o’clock A.M., on Monday, 14th of next month - notice to be given by posting. 

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Saturday Evening December 5, 1868


   A BAD BUSINESS - The contractors for cutting the canal north of the American, authorized by the Levee Commissioners, have gone through HAYNIE’s mulberry plantation and destroyed many thousands of his trees not only by what they dug up, but their scrapers and wagon tramped over and piled the soil upon them. If they had told that they wanted room there the trees would have been taken out of their way, but as we are informed, they said nothing. The result is that the contractors or the city will have to pay a large bill of damages which a single word might have avoided.


  CASE OF SMALL POX - On the arrival of the train of the S.V .Railroad this morning, Conductor WHITE notified the officers that a man evidently afflicted with the small pox was lying within the city limits, near the line of the railroad. As soon as possible a cart was procured, and the patient was removed to the pest house. We were not able to ascertain the man’s name - but understand that he is an importation from the country.


   HURRICANE - The new, handsome and powerful locomotive “Hurricane” belonging to the Central Pacific Railroad Company, made its first appearance on Front street to-day. The “Hurricane” No 88, is from the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, Providence.


   DISTRICT COURT - The Sixth District Court will meet at 10 ˝ o’clock A.M., on Monday for the transaction of business of the December term. These cases are set for hearing on that day: December 7. - D.O. MILLS & Co. vs. LYMAN; George GILLIAN vs. Andrew FLECK.


   TO THE HOSPITAL - The man Jacob GROSNICKLE taken in charge by the police on suspicion that he was insane, has, by order of the examining physicians, been removed to the County Hospital. The doctors found that Grosmickle was suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism.


   GOLD BUCKLE - A suitable reward is offered for the recovery of a white enameled gold buckle lost this morning. It bears the name, “F. HORLOR.”


  RESOLUTIONS - A series of resolutions adopted by the Carpenters’ Association on the occasion of the death of Anthony KREAMER, is published in another column.


   WEDDING - There came down on the noon train of the S.V. Railroad, to-day, from Folsom, a newly married couple. The bridegroom is an M.D.


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