Daily Alta California, 3 June 1869 Perjury. – About ten days since Jacob Spingler was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor, for writing an obscene letter in German to a young woman named Jennie Rohl. He was tried in the Police Court and fined $100. On the trial Spingler testified that he could neither write … [Read more…]

Riots in Memphis 1866

Marysville Daily Appeal, Volume XIII, Number 107, 6 May 1866 Riot at Memphis (Tenn.)—Large number or Negroes killed and their Houses Burned— Gen. Stoneman takes Military Possession of the City. MEMPHIS, May 4th. The Memphis Riot culminated in a great conflagration of the negro quarters on Wednesday night, and the killing of some 15 negroes … [Read more…]