1st — Particulars of the loss of United States steamer Oneida, by being run into by the British steamer Bombay, near Yokohama, received by the arrival of the bark Benefactress.
2d — Earthquake at Calistoga and Healdsburg.
3d — James Smilie fired four shots at a Mexican woman he had been living with, named Caselia Rodriguez, in San Francisco, wounding her severely, and then blew his brains out.
4th — in the case of Harry Logan vs. Augustus Guerrero awarded plaintiff $18,000 damages for being shot by defendant.
6th — Lloyd Bunner (colored) cut his throat at the dinner table of Adolphe Hagancamp … George W. Lee and — Stevens were thrown from a buggy, near Vallejo. Stevens had a leg broken ; Lee was badly hurt.
9th — Herman Joeleke, a jealous German, blew his brains out in San Francisco.
10th — The body of Horace M. Whitmore, a pioneer merchant, found floating in the bay ; supposed suicide. . . . . J. K. Allen killed and O. W. Smith and Frank Saver, injured severely by an accident on the Western Pacific Railroad.
11th — Corner-stone of a new synagogue for Congregation of Spirits of Israel laid in San Francisco… J. C. Brewer stabbed and killed by Frank Smith in San Francisco… The house of A. Taylor, at Mud Springs, destroyed by fire; his wife and two children, a girl aged thirteen and an infant, perished in the flames. Taylor was badly burned, as were a boy of eight and a girl of four years ot age. . . . A man named Franklin was shot dead by his step-son in Los Angeles.
12th — Peter Donahue presented St Patrick’s Church a chime of bells. . . .Nicholas Jones stabbed and killed George Miller in a fight in San Francisco.
13th — Brickell’s Hotel, at Illinoistown, destroyed by fire.
14th— Eddy Richel, aged ten years, was declared insane and sent to the Insane Asylum from San Francisco.
15th — Jack Stratman was arrested for libel published in the Tribune on J. C. Duncan.
16th — Joseph Leach and Thomas Leach (no relation) had a shooting bout at Amador, in which Thomas was killed and Joseph severely wounded.
17th — St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in grand style in San Francisco and elsewhere in the State.
18th — Sacramento Union entered upon its thirty-ninth volume. 19th— Geo. Mayer made an unsuccessful attempt to kill his wife and himself, near Julian, Santa Clara county.
20th — Richard Williams found a Chinaman in his chicken house at Forest Hill. The Chinaman, resisting arrest, was shot and killed.
21st — The body of a man named Austin Crehove was found in a reservoir near Dutch Flat … Archibald Nevins was fatally injured at Nevada, by a piece of granite falling on him.
22nd — The work of clearing Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco, commenced ; 500 persons applied for work, 100 found employment…. Emma Edison, while getting breakfast for the children of S. L. Perein, suddenly threw up her arms, gave a scream and fell dead…. Norwegian Pete and Dutch John hacked each other to death with knives at Hayfork.
25th — A Chinaman was arrested while swimming from the steamer China, with $5,000 worth of opium.
26th — Thomas Johnson suicided by hanging to a tree limb on Mark West Creek, Sonoma county.
27th — The funeral of Colonel Thomas Hayes was attended, in San Francisco, by between 4,000 and 5,000 people.
28th — General George H. Thomas, Commander of Military Division of the Pacific, died of apoplexy in his office at Sin Francisco … Francis Murray, a small child, died in in Francisco from eating castor beans. … Armory Hall, San Jose, burned.
29th — Grand Sire Farnsworth, of the Odd Fellows, arrived in San Francisco last night . . . The body of General Thomas was embalmed ; the flags of the city were at half-mast in respect to his memory.
30th — Fire at Grizzly Flat last night: $12,000 worth of property destroyed … About 2,000 workmen assembled at Yerba Buena Park and discussed the labor question ; the meeting adjourned to the City Hall, where they were quieted by promises of work … Nine prisoners broke out of the calaboose at Oakland and escaped … Funeral services of General Thomas were performed by Bishop Kip at the Lick House … Effigies of Senators Hager and Saunders were hung on the corner of Twenty-second and Folsom streets, San Francisco, last night … Alexander H. McEwen, Assistant Engineer of the steamship Pacific, fell into the bay and was drowned.
31st — The labor trouble increased to such an extent that the police force were retained at headquarters ; a guard kept at the armories and the militia instructed to turn out at three taps of the bell. Mayor Selby promised to put as many at work on Monday as possibly…. A fire in Sin Jose destroyed several thousand dollars worth of property.
1st — France Herman, a blind man, was held to bail in the sum of $1,500 for indecent assault on a six -year old girl.
2d — Earthquake at Oakland at noon …Severe shock of earthquake at San Francisco at 11:48 a.m. Shock lasted six seconds … The same shock was felt at Napa, Santa Cruz, Petaluma and San Leandro.
3d — The Legislature adjourned after a session of 120 days.
4th — A boy, seven years old, named M. Emanuel, was ran over by a truck in San Francisco and fatally injured…. United States Grand Jury in San Francisco indicted 110 persons for making false income returns.
5th — Two inches of snow fell at Fort Tejon . . . .Stage robbed near Gibson’s Ranch and $2,400 in gold dust taken. …The colored citizens celebrated the adoption of Fifteenth Amendment in various parts of the State.
6th — R. O. Cravens commissioned state Librarian, vice Wm. Neely Johnson ,removed.
7th — Judge Tod Robinson appointed Supreme Court Reporter … One hundred and fifty feet of San Francisco sea wall sunk five feet.
8th — August King had his arm torn off below the elbow by being caught in the belting at Spaulding’s mill, San Francisco. 10th— John Hammel suicided In Marysville by cutting his throat.
11th — The Amador mine burned.
12th — A negro woman named Mrs. Cisco had two ounces of laudanum pumped out of her at San Francisco …. A new Lodge of Old Fellows was instituted by Grand Sire Farnsworth at Davisville.
13th — Schooner Maid of the Mist burned near the Presidio, San Francisco.
14th — Widow of Sir John Franklin arrived in San Francisco …. Grand conclave of Grand Commandery of Knight Templar elected officers in San Francisco.
15th — A prominent officer of the Military Department of California found the dead body of a female infant lying on his office sofa … Stockton city voted to give $300,000 to the Stockton and Visalia Railroad— only fourteen noes …. San Joaquin county voted to give $200,000 to same road … J. W. Manderville commissioned Commissioner of Immigration.
16th — Adolph F. Marquard suicided in San Francisco because he failed in love and business. . .J. H. Campbell shot S. A. Mills at St. Helena during a political dispute.
17th — Earthquake at Oakland.
19th — S. Jarnigan found dead in his bed at Stockton. . . .The stage was robbed near lone valley of $2,500 in treasure.
20th — John M. Doberty, alias “Paddy Pungent,” committed suicide in San Francisco….E. A. Pierce, living in a cabin ten miles from Yuba city, was burned to death last night.
21st — William Lenimoae, stage driver, died of heart disease, in his stage, between Castroville and Watsonville.
22d — M. W. Collins and William Brooks were instantly killed at Georgetown by the premature explosion of a blast.
23d — 13,200 pounds of powder were exploded in Blossom Rock and that dangerous obstruction to navigation removed.
24th — Charles Bradley was handling a can of naptha near a petroleum stove, in San Francisco, it took fire and burned up the house; Bradley’s boy one year old was burned to death and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley severely burned…. Slight shock of earthquake In San Francisco.
25th — Lady Franklin and niece sailed for Sitka on the United States steamer Newbern.. ..A lady named McKenzie fell from a wagon and was killed, near Santa Cruz.
26th — The Odd Fellows fiftv-first anniversary was celebrated throughout the State…. blast of 14,000 pounds of powder was exploded successfully at Sucker Flat, Yuba county. .
27th — G. A. Hussey, a jealous husband, shot and killed his wife in Sierra Valley.
28th — Annie Schneider, an insane woman, committed suicide by cutting her wrists with a razor at San Francisco.. Daniel McKenzie was mortally and E. W. Heath seriously wounded by a party of horse thieves they were chasing near Tejon Reservation.
30th — A mass meeting of miners in Shasta protested against the returning of the lands in that county as agricultural by the United States Deputy Surveyor.