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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1860., [Electronic resource], Horrible murder. (search)
Horrible murder. --Mrs. Theophilus Johnson and her little daughter, aged thirteen, residing near San Francisco, were found murdered in their dwelling on the 23d ult., and the house fired. Their skulls were cleft with an axe. A young man named Cook, employed by Mr. Johnson, was found under the chaparral near the house, with his head crushed to pieces. It is supposed that the murders were committed by an insane Kanaka Sandwich Islander.
Mr. Douglas will, it is said, make, in a few days, a great Union speech in the South. It is stated he will visit Columbia, S. C., during the session of the Legislature. James Holliday, convicted of the murder of L. E. D. Roberts, at Pontotoe, Miss, has been sentenced to be hung on the 23d inst. The American brig Newton, with 300 negroes on board, was captured recently by a Spanish vessel-of-war near Cardenas. Fourteen venerable citizens of the town of Ledyard, N. Y. voted on Tuesday, whose average ages were eighty years. It is said that a brother of Carl Formes has been missing for eight years, and that he has at lest turned up in Garibaldi's army.