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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Monday, 22 Oct 1860<<
NEW PASTOR -- We learn from the 'Monitor' that Archbishop ALLEMANY has appointed Rev. Joseph A. GALLAGHER pastor over the Catholic Church in this city. The new pastor has every qualification to render himself valuable to the people committed to his charge. Zealous, energetic and experienced, the Catholics of Stockton have reason to congratulate themselves on the judicious selection made by the Archbishop. Father Joseph is now in the full exercise of the duties connected with his station.
>>Thursday, 25 Oct 1860<<
Rev. E.B. LACKLEY has been appointed by the Conference of the M.E. Church, South to preside over the Stockton circuit.
>>Friday, 26 Oct 1860<<
HORRIBLE MURDER near SAN FRANCISCO -- A dreadful murder was committed on Tuesday, near San Francisco. The wife of Henry JOHNSON, the proprietor of a milk ranch about a mile to the southward of Lone Mountain, and their daughter, a girl about 13 years of age, were found last evening about 6 o'clock (by their son, a boy about 11), with their skulls cut and smashed in with an axe. On the following morning the body of W.H. COOK an employee on the ranch, was found in the bushes with the skull broken in. The San Francisco 'Alta' says that Mrs. JOHNSON, at last accounts was still alive and hopes were entertained of her recovery. A crazy Kanaka is suspected of having committed the deed. He was seen wandering about the premises on Sunday, and was rather rudely ordered off. A young man who is unable to give any account of himself has also been arrested, with marks of blood on his hands and clothes.
>>Saturday, 27 Oct 1860<<
CHILDREN for the WEST -- About 50 children left the Juvenile Asylum in New York on the 20th ult., for Illinois, Iowa and other places in the West, under the care of Rev. Wm. C. VAN METER, Superintendent of the 4th Ward Mission. Mr. VAN METER has taken out 26 companies of children from this institution.
>>Monday, 29 Oct 1860<<
BIG TREE ROAD -- The San Andreas 'Independent' says that Mr. FORMAN, of the Fifteen Mile House, who, some 2 weeks ago crossed over from Stockton to Carson City via Big Trees, with 5 or 6 wagons heavily freighted, returned last Tuesday evening. He reports the roads yet in good condition, though a foot of snow is on the ground from Mud Springs to the summit. The weather is cold and very disagreeable in the night. His animals looked remarkably well for teams that had just twice crossed the Sierra Nevada.
THOMAS J. MORROW -- A letter had been received from Glasgow, Mo., making inquiries after the above named person. He came to California in 1850. Any one knowing of his whereabouts will please make it known by addressing Thos. E. BIRCH, Glasgow, Mo.
>>Tuesday, 30 Oct 1860<<
DIED -- Monday morning, Oct. 29th, at her residence near Stockton, Mrs. Harriet M., wife of Mr. Wm. M. BROWN, aged 29 years. [Funeral services will take place today at 2 o'clock p.m. >Massachusetts and Rhode Island papers please copy.]
POLICE COURT –
-Patrick HANLY, an old graduate in the school of intemperance, appeared in Court and endeavored to "set himself right on the record," but to all his promise of future good behavior, the Court gave no heed, and Patrick was compelled to take up 5 days' residence in the county jail. -Hamilton PERRY, a genuine "Remy" in real life, was sent to the same destination for a like period being found without excuse for drunkenness and disorderly conduct on the Sabbath.
INSANE -- An insane woman who is generally known as Hattie LEONARD, was arrested yesterday at her residence on San Joaquin street and conveyed to the jail, whence she will probably be removed today to the Insane Asylum.