Sacramento Daily Union, 2 January 1871
2d — Hon. Wm. H. Seward and party sailed from San Francisco for China…. J. S. Emery jumped from the steamer Chrysopolis, about twenty miles below Sacramento, and was drowned.
4th — A fire in Colusa destroyed the Warden building; loss, $3,000.
5th — Northern District Fair opened at Marysville.
6th — Juan de Dios Sepulvela was hung by a mob of native Californians near Bakersfield. He was accused of horse-stealing and murder. … Patrick Klernan fell from the front of a horse-car in San Francisco and was killed.
8th — Election in San Francisco; the Democrats elected Tax Collector and Fire Commissioner, and the Taxpayers the rest of the general ticket … George D. Marshall, living near Pacheco, was shot dead by — Donavan.
9th — Pioneer excursion to Mare Island from various parts of the State, in honor of the anniversary of the admission of California.
13th — James M. Brown was robbed and murdered near Silver Mountain on the Big Tree road.
14th — Thomas Mooney, banker, insurance man, historian, anti-Chinese leader, etc., absconded.
15th — Great ball at the Lick House in San Francisco, in honor of Generals Sherman and Schofield.
16th — The Mexicans celebrated the anniversary of Mexican independence in various parts of the State.
18th — James Farroca, while sick and delirious, jumped from the third story of the Western Hotel, Marysville, and was killed.
19th — Sacramento Union entered on its Fortieth volume… .Lewis C. and George C. Brotherton were found guilty at San Francisco of forging Treadwell & Co.’s name for $15,000.
20th — The Empire Mining Company’s mill, etc., at Grass Valley, burned ; loss, $140,000.
21st — At San Francisco Mary F. Baker recovered judgment for $10,000 against California Stage Co. for killing her husband near Haywood’s, a year ago. Mary Grady, injured at same time, recovered $3,000. ..Daniel Sizer was killed by foul air while digging in a well near San Diego.
22d — Wm. Williams, alias McCarty, was shot and killed by Constable Bailey, who was trying to arrest him, near Drytown.
23d — A freight train on the California Pacific Railroad was thrown off the track near Junction terribly injuring Conductor Henry Briggs and Jones, a fireman. . . . .N. Gray was hanged near Fort Tejon by a mob.
28th — Mrs. Champion suicided at Los Angeles by severing a main artery of the arm.
2d — The office of the Santa Clara News burned, loss $10,000.
3d — Bernard McFarland was run over by a sand cart in San Francisco and killed … Sonoma County Fair opened at Petaluma.
7th — Mary Murray confessed to setting fire to her mother’s house in San Francisco for the insurance of $700.
10th — Patrick Quill was crushed to death by a falling boulder in a quarry near Oakland.
12th — Murray’s Hotel and other houses burned in Stockton ; loss $8,000. .. .Gasper Ursich suicided in San Francisco with strychnine.
14th — Jas. Turner was run over by the cars and killed at Pino. . . Grand Lodge of California F. and A. M. elected officers in San Francisco.
15th — A fire at Oakland destroyed the Washington and City Hotels, Congregational Church and five other buildings.
17th— The stock of the Saratoga Straw Paper Mills burned; loss $10,000 to $15,000.
20th — A fire on the block bounded by Mission, Fremont, Beale and Market streets, San Francisco, destroyed property valued at over $400,000.
21st — James McCrory blew off half of the head of Manuel Barates at Visalia with a shot-gun.
22d — John Petit was caved on while digging a well in San Francisco and killed. . . .First passenger car arrived by railroad in Santa Rosa.
23d — The occupation of Rome was celebrated by the Italians in San Francisco by procession, etc.
24th — The dwelling of H. S. Maddox burned at Forbestown ; loss $2,000.
26th — The body of W. C. Schuyler was found in the bay at San Francisco. He had committed suicide.
27th — Hon. Tod Robinson, Supreme Court Reporter, died suddenly near Crystal Springs, San Mateo county.
31st — Mercantile Library Lottery drawing commenced in San Francisco; great excitement prevailed in that city and elsewhere. Theodore Hellman, of New York, drew the $100,000 prize . ..Marshal W. C. Warren and Constable Dye had a shooting bout in Los Angeles ; Warren was killed and Dye and three witnesses of the affair were wounded.