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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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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.
Americans drowned. --Dr. Ellis Cook and his wife were drowned near the city of Talca, Chili, recently. He was from Norwich, Conn. Another person, named Durham, was also with him, and his wife and two children, and were also drowned. The party were all in a carriage, which was driven across a wrong ford.