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Vern D ////////////////////////////////// Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; ////////////////////////////////// Stockton Daily Independent Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA ************************* >>THURSDAY, 5 NOV 1863<<
OLD CALIFORNIANS MURDERED in IDAHO - We learn that Lloyd MAGRUDER, formerly of Marysville, and Charles ALLEN, formerly of Sacramento, were murdered Sept. 15th, in Idaho Territory, on the trail between Virginia City and Lewiston, and also robbed of $18,000. The parties suspected are William JOHNSON, D. SMITH, F. PERKINS and G. CLARK. MAGRUDER was running for Congress in the Territory and met the men at a political meeting, when they proposed to travel with him. PERKINS, one of the gang, whose right name is FENTON, is now under arrest in San Francisco. He had on his person $6,000 of the money. On Monday Governor Stanford granted a warrant on requisition for the alleged murderers and robbers to Hill BEACHEY, who traveled overland. Lloyd MAGRUDER was formerly one of the publishers of the Marysville 'Express' and a member of the Assembly from Yuba county.