Other California Counties
MATRIMONIAL RECORD FOR WEEK JUST ENDING
Marriage Licenses Issued and Divorce Decrees Granted in Various Counties
The marriage licenses went to the following
couples: George SCHILLER, aged 70, and Mrs. Anna Leonora RESTER
,aged 60, both of
Ethel E. HENDRICKS, of Redding, received a final decree of divorce from Dr. Clarence D. Hendricks.
Actions in divorce were brought as follows: Mary C. NASCIMENTO against Manuel J. Nascimento; Christine T. LUCAS against P.G. Lucas; Mary BROWN against William W. Brown.
(Solano Co.), May 6 - One marriage license was issued during the past week. It
is as follows: Harvey R. HATHWAY, 21, and Millicent E. THURBER, 18, both of
Divorce suits have been filed this week as
follows: Daisy L.
(Siskiyou Co.), May 6 - A marriage license has been issued to Thomas H. BENTON,
aged 66, and Mary Emma COLBERT, aged 39. This wedding is to be celebrated Sunday,
May 7, at the
Other licenses issued were as follows: Henry C. HOWARD to Rosa BYBEE, both of Happy Camp; Hubert William HART, aged 21, to Carrie E. GAINER, both natives of California and residents of Little Shasta; Chas. L. WILLARD to Anna REYNOLDS; Robert EGUN, aged 28, to Myrtle PICARD, aged 17, both of Picard, this county; Chas. EVANS, aged 29, to Stella WADSWORTH, aged 23, both well-known people of Butte Creek Valley, where Evans is engaged in farming.
Interlocutory decrees of divorce have been
Henry HAGEDORN was granted a final decree of divorce from Bertha Hagedorn.
COLUSA, May 6 - The following marriage licenses were issued during the past week: Joseph FLACK, aged 32, and Miss Magdalene HIEGEL, aged 30, both residents of Sites; Thomas Joseph BUTLER, aged 28, and Mrs. Mattie VANNANAN, aged 26, both of Colusa; Rol REYNOLDS, aged 22, and Miss Kate SIMMONS, aged 19, both of Colusa; Fred Grant PARKER, aged 19, and Miss Frances HOCHSTRAT, aged 17, both of Colusa.
Rev. BAIRD, pastor of the Methodist Church of
this place, was married last Wednesday to Miss Ethel LEWIS, of
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 6 -Several divorce matters were heard during the past week. Emma M. RIGLEY has brought suit for divorce from Selkirk Rigley on the grounds of desertion and failure to provide.
George M. HOFNER has been ordered to appear in Court on May 13th and show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of Court in not paying alimony to Myra HOFNER as ordered by the Court.
The case of EVANS vs. Evans was postponed till June 6th.
Delia FRISCHOIX was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Michael Frischoix.
Charles James ALLEN and Mary
(Yuba Co.), May 6 - The following marriage licenses have been issued in
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 6 - An interlocutory decree of divorce was granted this week in the Superior Court to George T. BARNEY from his wife, Rosa G. Barney, on the charge of desertion . The parties reside in the Paskenta section of the county, and those who are familiar with the circumstances say that statutory grounds would have covered the case as well.
Lewis E. BOBAN and Grace G. PHELAH, both of San Francisco, were married by Justice McKNIGHT.
Child Strangles In Mother’s Arms
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), May 6 - A little nine-month-old baby boy belonging to Mr. and Mrs. BEAUCHAMP, strangled to death yesterday morning, lying in its mother’s arms. The mother, while about her work, placed the child, which was perfectly well, on the floor. It is supposed that it put something in its mouth, which was breathed into the lungs. A physician was called, but could not relieve the child. The father is employed by the White Pine Company, and was working at the logging camp beyond Beckwith. A switch engine was dispatched to bring him home.
Storm Interferes With Logging
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), may 6 - The storm was followed by a severe freeze last night, damaging fruit quite badly. The storm brought the heaviest fall of snow seen in the valley and eighteen inches at Lewis Mills. It secures the grain and hay crop, but is a setback to the mills, as the snow interferes with logging.
Death Steps in and Prevents Marriage
May 6 - William H. BARBER, son of Tax Collector Barber, died in
COURT REPORTER WAS WELL PAID
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 6 - Fred J. BROWNLEE, official Court reporter of Shasta County, received last year $7931.67 from the county for services performed in criminal cases. The figures are those of the county expert, who made his report yesterday to the Grand Jury, which appointed him.
The sum paid to Brownlee shows how favorable the law is to Court reporters. This sum of $7931.67 by no means represents his total earnings for the year, for he did lots of work in civil cases, for which he was paid as liberally by the litigants as the county has by law had to pay him im criminal matters. The amount of money coming to the Court reporter from civil business is of course not a matter of record, but it must have been $2000, or quite enough to pay for the extra help he has had to employ.
And then, on top of that, Brownlee has all
the time been official Court reporter of
Owes His Life to Devoted Wife
HOWARD MANSON NURSED BY HIS WIFE, RECOVERS AFTER LONG SIEGE OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 6 - The case of Howard Manson, the employe of the Sierra Lumber Company, who was struck on the head by a large driving belt in the planing mill on the east side of the river six months ago, has attracted considerable attention from the medical fraternity, and it was generally supposed that his case was hopeless. His strong constitution and the faithful nursing he has received from his devoted wife have proven more than a match for a fractured skull, and yesterday Manson surprised all his friends by walking about on the streets apparently as well as ever.
He was unconscious almost continuously since the accident, and a fortnight since showed signs of regaining his faculties. His recovery was gradual, and several days ago he surprised his family and friends by waking as if from a dream with all his senses as complete as before. Aside from a little trouble with his eyes, which is believed to be only temporary, Manson is entirely himself again. The wife has patiently and steadfastly believed that her husband would be restored to her, and has fought every attempt to replace him to a sanitarium or any place where she could not be by his side. She is more than happy over the fortunate ending of what was believed to be a fatal accident, and her neighbors rejoice with her in this good fortune.
Judge Declares Complaint Faulty
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 6 - Judge ELLISON
yesterday handed down an opinion in which he declared that the complaint was
defective in the suit brought by
The opinion says the complaint should show by what officer or under authority of what officer the line was run and marked on the ground; that there is a dispute between the counties as to where the true boundary line is; and if there is a line north of the one described in the complaint that is claimed by the defendant as the true line between the counties, that fact should be stated, and, if the plaintiff can, perhaps it should describe this north line by monuments, courses and distances; and if it was marked out or caused to be marked out by the defendant, that should be stated, thereby making the case of a confusion of boundaries caused by the act of the defendant.
Twenty days are given in which to file an amended or supplemental complaint.
Fatally Injured by Fall From Flume
BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 6 - A probably fatal accident occurred about yesterday at the further end of the lumber yard of the Sierra Company
on the east bank of the
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Romance Develops in Which a Pioneer of 70 is to Marry Woman of 60
Last evening a reception was given the old residents at Snowden’s Hall and was attended by large crowds. The program to-day was a basket picnic at the race track grounds. Over 100 of the old Placerites arrived on yesterday afternoon’s train and a large number came in conveyances from the mountain regions. The weather was faultless, and as this is the favored time for the shrubs and flowers, the visitors came when their old abode looks its best and it was the most propitious gathering ever held by the early settlers of the county.
There is a large difference in the number of Pioneers present from those at former gatherings, as many have passed away.
The visitors were warmly welcomed at the reception last evening. Jacob H. NEFF was Chairman of the evening and J.M. FULWELLER made the address of welcome.
A grand ball will be given this evening in honor of the guests.
The baseball game between the county
Quite a romance has developed in the Pioneers’ celebration. It is the marriage of two of the best-known visitors - W.F. NORCROSS and Ellen Jane SHERMAN, which was to have taken place at the reception last evening, but at the last moment the plans were changed.
The marriage was to have been a surprising feature of the reception, and but a few were aware of the approaching nuptials.
Mr. NORCROSS, who has been at the head of all the Pioneer excursions, is one of the most prominent of California Pioneers, and a well-known mining operator. He is in the 70's while his intended bride is in the 60's.
He made an address to the Pioneers last evening and it was intimated that at the conclusion of his remarks he would surprise his old friends by his marriage, which was to have taken place on the platform in the presents of several hundred spectators.
Rev. A.K. GLOVER has been selected to perform the ceremony, which will probably take place at the picnic grounds.
A Cold Deal
MONTAGUE (Siskiyou Co.), May 6 - While Norris & Rowe circus was going on here yesterday, someone thought to be concerned with the side show, helped himself to 1000 pounds of ice belonging to R.H. PHILLIPS, the drayman of the town. Constable MILES was notified and followed the show to Medford, Oregon, where he made the charge and succeeded in settling the matter for $25 and costs.
Kick From Horse May Prove Fatal
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 6 - Yesterday word was received from Hansonville that Henry KLOSS, who was kicked yesterday by a horse, is not expected to recover. His brother, August Kloss, of this place, was summoned there by telephone. The injured man is a brother of Mrs. PUTMAN and Mrs. KRUGER, of Oroville, and formerly lived here.
Will Enforce Sanitary Laws
Athlete’s Bones Broken
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UNIQUE WILL LEFT BY SUICIDE
“In case of my death I wish and make the following regulations: My burial shall be done by Undertaker HOPCROFT. He shall procure a doctor, who has to cut and lift my heart out of my body. The doctor is to be paid for his trouble $50. My heart is to be put in my coffin outside the body. I do not want any notice of my death put up in the street or in the newspapers. Nobody, I say nobody, shall see me after death. I want Hopcroft to pay special attention to this. My funeral or interment shall be done as early as possible in the morning. Nobody shall follow my coffin. I do not want any flowers.”
KIHN left about $400. After paying $50 to the doctor for cutting out his heart and $75 for his funeral, he ordered that the balance be given to the three children of Ben O’CONNOR, a salloonkeeper where Kihn was employed as janitor.
Floating in the Bay - Sailors from the revenue cutter Rush report that on Thursday afternoon last the ferryboat Cazadero was seen to run down the body of a man near Sausalito pier. The body is supposed to be that of Lieutenant William BLASDEL, who disappeared from the revenue cutter Rush several weeks ago.
Mother’s Suicide - Two little boys were made orphans in
Burglars at Work - Burglars ransacked the house of Wallace BRADFORD, at 3673 Jackson street, San Francisco, Saturday night, but owing to the family making it a practice to place valuables in a safe deposit, loot worth only about $100 was obtained.
Wanted Secrecy - Marshall G. PRATT, of Livermore, was so anxious to keep secret his contemplated marriage with Miss Katherine M. ROBERTS that he offered Deputy County Clerk A.E. JOHNSTONE, at Oakland, 50 cents if he would guarantee no publication of the license.
by His Son - Andrew J. ERICKSON, aged 50, a blacksmith’s helper, employed by
the Southern Pacific, at
Miners - Among the arrivals in
Cool June - There have been only two Junes in the past thirty-five years in
Crazy Chinese - Wong QUAY, a Young Chinese tailor, climbed on a level with the
gas jet in a crowded room at
Pay Her Way - According to the Southern Pacific and Pacific Mail people, Mrs. ROOSEVELT and her two traveling companions are included among those of Secretary Taft’s party who are to pay their own way. The trip is to be one of the favors her father promised her for her twenty-first birthday.
Mail Contract - Postmaster General CORTELYOU has taken one of the overland
mail-carrying contracts away from the
Poisonous Food - Ptomaine poisoning contained in canned soup or ice cream took five women to the brink of the grave at Oakland Saturday night, after a family dinner given by Mrs. F.A. DICK to her daughters, Mrs. F.A. SAWYER, Mrs. Carrie MEHAN, Mrs. Ida TRIPP and Mrs. R.L. MYRICK, of Alameda. Shortly after the meal the hostess and her guests were stricken.
Struck by the Engine - While crossing in front of a moving engine in the yard at Tiburon yesterday, Engineer W.P. BURNS was struck by the pilot of the engine and seriously injured. He sustained a fractured jawbone and, perhaps, serious internal injuries.
Accident - A serious accident interrupted the hunting trip proposed by several
young men of
Could Not Agree - After being out for twenty-six hours the jury in the
case of Minnie ADAMS, charged with the murder of her two-year-old boy, at
Quarantine Steamer - Surgeon General Walter WYMAN of the
A Question of Hours - A notice that on and after July 3d nine hours a day would be the rule, was posted in twenty-six printing houses at San Francisco Saturday, and the Union hands declared they would not return to work until these employers agree to concede the eight-hour conditions which have been in force in every local office for the past year. The employers say they cannot compete with Eastern houses, which have the nine-hour rule. A number of large shops, however, have agreed to continue the eight-hour conditions and will keep their places of business running.
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Yolo’s District Attorney and Officers Raid Hall at Winters and Make Wholesale Arrests.
WINTERS (Yolo Co.), July 4 - The promised boxing contest or “exhibition” came off Monday night as promised - and then something else came off not on the published program. The whole gang was placed under arrest.
By there were some thirty persons in the hall, including some boys who should not have been admitted even to a contest legally conducted, and half a dozen deadheads. Two local young men, Ben CHAMBERLAIN and Johnny BERRY, gave a preliminary exhibition with regulation boxing gloves, that lasted four rounds. The boys did good work, but it was not the real thing and the spectators were impatient.
At the fighters appeared, and after stripping, posed for a flashlight picture and were ready for business. Lorry COUSINS, who was referee, and for the one round the fight lasted, had his hands full.
Joe PERRY, of Santa Clara, was the heavier weight and seemed to put much dependence on that fact, as he was rusher from the start. Jimmie ERVIN, the San Francisco boy, would deliver his blow and get away or clinch every time. He didn’t wait for the other fellow to strike more than twice.
Then the unexpected happened. Just at the close of the first and only round, ERVIN gave his opponent a blow in the left side, just below the heart, and he fell to the floor like a dead man. The referee counted ten while PERRY lay at full length; and then it was all off.
And something else unexpected happened right here. District Attorney HUSTON, with eight deputy officers, took possession of the hall.
Everything had been well planned and a man was at every door. Two or three spectators climbed out of the windows to the awning and dropped fifteen feet to the sidewalk, but everybody else was arrested. The spectators were allowed to go on their own recognizance to appear as witnesses, when wanted; the Referee and two other participants in the arrangements were given their liberty on bail, but all those directly participating in the fight were taken to Woodland. These included E.S. SPRAGUE, the promoter, the two fighters, and F.V. HAYS, a young man acting as doorkeeper. The officers also captured the gate receipts, amounting to $20.
The arrest was made when the fight was actually in progress. Many think however, that the knockout was a fake and that the one round was fought simply that the gate receipts could be claimed.
(Solano Co.), July 4 - Mrs. Amie ROE, for thirty-five
years a resident of
REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 4 - After clinging to an overturned boat and a wooden
pier for almost two hours last evening four of
Charles DONLEY, Wade MOORES, Miss Sadie SUTHERLAND and Miss Edna BEHRENS were taking a boat ride down the river. As they approached the bridge their craft was dashed sideways against an old wooden pier, a short distance above the bridge. The boat was capsized and the occupants thrown into the water. The girls scrambled for the pier, which was but a foot square on top. Miss SUTHERLAND and Miss BEHRENS stood there, the two men clinging to the sides, their bodies in the water. For almost two hours they shouted for help. At their cries were heard and relief dispatched to them.
A Few of Them Left to Celebrate
As is their usual custom, the
members of the Society of
To-day less that a score of
gray-haired men, bent with age, gathered in the old hall which is hallowed by
many memories, and exchanged reminiscences. They were mere young men when they
came to the
The membership of this Society embraced some of the most prominent men of afafirs (sic)- Governors, Congressmen, eminent lawyers and divines, men of business and enterprise, who helped to build up the community and State.
The membership has dwindled from over 500 to twenty-five. Their names are as follows:
Life members - D.M. BURNS, Jerome MADDEN, William SIDDONS, A.C. SWEETSER and Theodore WINTERS.
The other members are: J.Q.A. BALLARD, G.J. CROSS, William DUNLAP, Hiram COOK, Thomas B. HARPER, F.S. HOTCHKISS, William JOHNSTON, H.M. LA RUE, P.S. LAWSON, W.H. LUTHER, David MEGOWAN, August MOUTON, A.H. POWERS, David ROSS, J.H. ROSE, Joseph SIMS, Steven SMITH, W.R. STRONG, William TURTON and E. TWITCHELL.
H.M. LA RUE is the President of the Association and W.H. LUTHER the Secretary.
The banquet to-day was tendered
by the sons and daughters of the Pioneers, and a large number of them were
present. The banquet hall was crowded, and the tables groaned under the weight
of the good things that were contributed for the picnic feed.
After all had partaken of the feast there was a half hour of speech-making in which old and young took part, and the banquet festivities continued to the late hour in the afternoon.
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of the Season - Yesterday was the hottest day of the year up to date at
Fifty Voting Machines - Despite a protest from Frank C. JORDAN, representing the United States Standard voting machine, and the negative vote of Supervisor ROWE, the Alameda Board of Supervisors has decided to purchase fifty voting machines from the Dean Balloting Company, represented by F.W. LEAVITT. The price to be paid for the machines is $650 each.
Fire Loss - Fourth of July eve closed this year with smaller loss by fire than
any preceding similar date in
A Broken Head - William EGGERS, a plumber, lost his balance and fell from the back platform of a Fillmore Street car in San Francisco yesterday, sustaining a fatal fracture of the skull.
Want Domestic Science - From the reports concerning registration in the
domestic sciences given out by the Recorder of the
While Singing - While lounging in a hammock surrounded by friends and joyously
singing a song, Miss Julia McQUAID, aged 36 years, a
resident of San Francisco, died last evening. She was camping with a party of
More Gambling - Captain John BERMINGHAM,
A Child on the Track - Blinded by tears because he was alone and nearly a mile from his home, two-year-old Teddy ALLEN, son of C.R. ALLEN, of North Berkeley, was rescued from death by Mrs. S. HULIN yesterday. She saw the child standing of the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Teddy was crying and shaking his baby fists at a local train that was bearing down on him, when his rescuer clasped him in her arms.
From a Car - As a result of the reckless speed at
which the Broadway cars spin around the turn at Clay and East Streets, in San
Francisco, Miss Florence WAITE, a pretty young woman of
Caught by a Wave - An unusually large wave that came unexpectedly upon Mrs. J. HEILFRON and her 11-year-old daughter Ruth at the beach near the Cliff House yesterday afternoon, night have drowned the pair had it not been for the timely appearance of a rescuer. The force of the water knocked the two down, and when rescued they were being rolled over the sand to deeper waters.
a Man - George BISCHAL, an Austrian laborer, was shot and instantly killed last
night at in the saloon of J.A. JACKSA, at
Struck by a Stone - Frank HESS,
who has been employed by the Bulletin as a bodyguard for its carriers during the
present “strike,” was taken to the
Brutal Assault - A most brutal and unprovoked assault was made on Miss Alice
CANFIELD last Saturday night in
Merchant Dead - News has been received of the death of Frederick L. MACONDRAY
Smelting Stock - The value of stock of the Selby Smelting and Lead Company, and
of the Tacoma Smelting Company, has reached high figures, according to a
petition filed in the San Francisco Superior Court for leave to sell the shares
belonging to William ALVORD’s estate. It is stated
that an Eastern syndicate has offered the executor $704.10 per share for the
Selby stock, and $1018.47 for the
Came With Fremont - A.C.M. BOWEN, who, as a Sergeant of the Regular Army, crossed the plains with Fremont in 1846, and was prominently identified with the early history of San Francisco, is dead. At one time he was prominently conected (sic) with the Coast shipping trade.
Suicide - A crazed German woman attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Robber - George KIGATO, a resident of Fruitvale, was robbed of his watch and
chain by a lone footpad at
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Managers of Gridley Establishment Getting Ready For Business.
GRIDLEY, July 8 -
G.E. CONNORS, manager of the Gridley Rochdale Company, is hard at work getting the new place of business in the Veach block into shape for occupancy. The officers of the company are as follows: President, V.P. RICHARDS; Secretary, H.A. WOODWORTH; Treasurer, E. FAGAVE; Richard CAMPBELL, T.B. CHANNON, G.D. WICKMAN, J.F. SCHAEFER, directors.
DIED OF HER INJURIES.
MARYSVILLE, July 9 -
Mrs. FRIGUERIO, who was badly burned June 10th at her home in Sutter County, died at last evening from injuries received. The accident was due to starting a fire in the kitchen stove with coal oil, and the lady was badly burned, and all efforts to save her life were unsuccessful. She was of Portuguese birth, and 42 years of age.
MARYSVILLE, July 8 -
The forest fire which has been burning near Stanfield Hill for some days has moved over very close to Brown’s Valley, and the people of that section are fighting the flames as best they can, but with little success. The blaze could be plainly seen from the city last evening, and the air is filled with smoke.
YOUNG LADIES FORM A BAND.
MARYSVILLE, July 8 -
The young ladies of Wheatland have organized
a brass band of twenty pieces and have engaged an instructor in
NEAR GRIDLEY THE GROUND WILL BE BROKEN FOR
LINE BETWEEN OROVILLE AND
GRIDLEY, July 8 -
Work on the Oroville and
D.J. PARKER of
Passing of Patrick Cotter, a Well-Known Character of Marysville.
MARYSVILLE, July 8 -
Patrick COTTER, another old landmark of
Marysville, has gone the way of all flesh after an illness of only a few days.
The end came last evening at the home of Mrs. Mary MURPHY,
Deceased was a native of
For several years he conducted a cigar store
YOLO PIONEER DEAD.
Camillus Nelson Has Crossed the Great Divide.
Camillus NELSON, a pioneer settler of Yolo
County, is dead at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C.W. BUSH, in this city,
from the effects of injuries received in a fall last November. Deceased was
OIL BARGE ON A BAR.
MARYSVILLE, July 8 -
The oil barge of the dredger Sutter is fast
on a bar in the
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OAKLAND, October 2 - Arthur E. SARGENT was shot and probably fatally wounded early Sunday morning by Policeman H.N. McCREADY while climbing over a fence trying to escape from the patrolman, who had halted him as a suspicious character.
Sargent had escaped Saturday night at San Jose from Constable J.S. GRIDER, of Palo Alto, who had taken the young man in custody from Sam Francisco, where he was arrested Friday for the alleged theft of a bicycle.
Sargent had filed the links of Gridley’s handcuffs apart by
using a rasp, which wad found in his coat pocket afer
he was shot. The locked gyves remained on his wrists.
He had taken another bicycle and, after freeing his shackled wrists by
separating the two manacles, ridden to
Even after he was shot Sargent made a desperate fight and gave three policeman a battle before he was subdued. The bullet that brought Sargent passed through the left side of his head.
and letters found on the wounded man, it was disclosed that he was formerly a
student of the
IS RECOGNIZED AS A BURGLAR
OAKLAND, October2 - The youthful bicycle thief who was shot by a policeman at 3:30 o’clock Sunday morning was identified to-day at the Receiving Hospital by Jailer Charles CLARK and Pete WHITE, of the Alameda County Jail, as Earle A. SARGENT, who was arrested here September 1, 1904, for burglary. He was released, according to the prison records, on October 24th, of the same year, on three years’ probation.
Although the prisoner’s wound is very dangerous, the physician who dressed it this morning found that the patient is in no worse a condition than he was when he was brought into the hospital twenty-four hours ago.
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A WINNING TICKET THAT DID NOT PAY
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 7 - According to a story being told by John CARRIGAN and Arvin WARD, two young men of this city, they are winners in a Chinese lottery concern which holds drawings twice a day, to the tune of $625, but the Celestial who directs the affairs of the company holds that the alleged winning ticket is of an old series and of an other concern than his, and refuses to pay up.
Carrigan and Ward state the ticket was purchased yesterday afternoon, the first named paying 15 cents and the last named 10 cents toward the price of the ticket. When they returned to the place in the evening they discovered that they had invested in a “nine spot,” which means a winning of $625 when the company sees fit to pay it.
The young men have placed the matter in the hands of two attorneys. They claim that prominent Chinese merchants have told them that they are on the right track. Carrigan and Ward have played at the game before, and hold that they know enough of the workings of the Chinese lotteries to know a winning ticket when they see one.
SAID HE WANTED WORK
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 7 - A “shabby genteel,”
who gives the name of Harry F. SMITH, who claims Chicago as his home, and who appears
to have been on a protracted spree, was arrested in this city last evening on
suspicion of obtaining money from the charitably inclined through
misrepresentation. To those he approached he told of his desire to reach
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 7 - Mrs. C.F. METEER,
of this city, was a visitor to Oroville yesterday on the sad mission of
attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. J.A. WILSON, who met death by
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 7 - In the suit of N.A. ROWE vs. District Attorney BRITTAN, to recover $500, defendant has filed an answer in the Superior Court denying each and every allegation in plaintiff’s complaint asking for $150 he says is due him from Rowe for services rendered.
GUINDA WOMAN DEAD
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), October 7 - Former Congressman Theodore A. Bell will deliver a address of welcome at the opening of the twenty-sixth annual fair given by the Catholic women of Colusa. The fair is for the purpose of raising funds to pay off the indebtedness of the convent.
WILL CONTEST IS DECIDED
Judge Gray Renders Decision In Important Case
Holds That Plaintiff in Contest for Estate of Albert Kleisch Has No Cause for Action, as Her Claim Was Not Presented in Due Time
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 7 - Judge John C. GRAY
has rendered a decision in a case that has attracted a great deal of attention
in this county. The case is entitled
Kleisch died in February, 1905, and Public Administrator
Pettit handled the estate and filed a final account and asked that the estate
be distributed and paid into the
At this point Mrs. Stevenson appeared and filed a complaint, setting forth her claim to the whole of the estate. She alleged that in March, 1904, Kleisch, who was a man of 60 years of age, came to her residence at Butte Creek House, on the Oroville and Humbug road, and took up his residence there. He represented to her that he had about $5000 in personal property, money on deposit in the Hibernia Bank, mortgages, etc. and exhibited a bank book, showing a deposit of $1550. Mrs. Stevenson alleges that after he had been there a short time he proposed to her if she would provide him a comfortable home for the balance of his life he would bequeath her all the property. She accepted the proposition and they entered into a verbal contract to that effect.
alleged she had performed her part of the contract and asked that it be
enforced and the sum of $5500 damages be paid over to her instead of into the
Administrator Pettit demurred to the complaint on the ground that he, as administrator, was not a party in interest and not a proper defendant, and asked that the action be dismissed.
Judge Gray sustained Pettit’s demurrer and ordered the case dismissed. He held that under the Statutes Mrs. Stevenson had no cause as she should have presented her claim against the estate at the time the notice to creditors was running and not have waited until a decree of distribution had been asked for.
SUCCUMBS TO APPENDICITIS
Mrs. Schoonover had been ailing for some months, but not until last Sunday evening did her condition become alarming. A local physician was summoned and it was decided that an operation was necessary. Dr. George WHITE, of Sacramento, was called into consultation and aided in the operation. Mrs. Schoonover was unable, however, to stand the shock and died soon after.
was a resident of
HIS JAWBONE WAS SHATTERED
Engineer Receives Severe Fall At
Fell From Second Story Window to Hard Pavement Below - His Jawbone Was Broken and Two Sets of False Teeth Were Knocked to Pieces
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 7 - I.P. DAVIS, the engineer at the Afterthought Mine at Ingot, while in Redding to spend ten days, walked or fell out of a second-story window of the Pennsylvania House yesterday morning, striking upon the hard pavement below.
was shattered and the bones of this right wrist broken. Two plates of false
teeth in his mouth were knocked into a thousand pieces.
who attended him say no serious consequences will follow if
HISTORIC STUMP WAS BLOWN DOWN
Will Be Sent To Sutter’s Fort To Be Preserved
Was the Only Pine Tree Left Near
The reason the trees were cut so high from the ground was that the snow that Winter was about thirty feet deep and when members of the fatal party cut down trees for firewood, they felled the timber from the top of the snow in the same manner as if they were cutting within two feet from the ground.
The stump has been wired to a tree where it will be kept until the State Committee orders it shipped to Sutter’s Fort.
BELIEVE MISSING MAN WAS DROWNED
worked all Summer as a cook in one of the woods camps for the Sierra Nevada
Wood and Lumber Company. He came to
BREAKING UP A GANG OF ROBBERS
The man named
HOWELL, who gave the information that led to the capture of Thomas WILSON and
Ray CAMPBELL, and who skipped out to save himself, was arrested in
Howell was the selling agent for the car robbers. He disposed of several dollars’ worth of goods in this place and after having a quarrel over the division of the spoils, he told (not legible) robbers.
WOODS CONVICTED OF ASSAULT CHARGE
The prosecution has been a speedy one, it being just two weeks since the arrest to the date of his conviction. Judge PREWETT set no day for passing sentence, but will take the matter up later.
The verdict gives general satisfaction, as the defendant has a bad reputation and has been looked upon generally as a dissolute character. Woods denied the charges brought against him.
The minimum penalty for the crime of which Woods was convicted is ten years.
LANKEY BOB MINE SOLD
ETNA MILLS (Siskiyou Co), October 6 - A deal has been
made here wherein Geo. V. GRAY & Company purchases the Lankey
Bob Mine, situated in the famous
If the mine proves to be as good as it appears, a much larger mill will be erected in the near future.
JURY DECLARES WETZEL INSANE
Upholds Findings Of Insanity Commission
Patient Was Adjudged Insane Two Years Ago, and Sent to Hospital, But Relatives Secured His Release - He Was Afterward Tried by Jury
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 7 - The trial of Sigmund
L. WETZEL, charged with insanity, came to a close here Friday night, and the
jury brought in a verdict declaring the defendant insane. The case has been on
trial all week, and was heard before Judge HEAD, of
This is the
fourth time Wetzel has been declared insane. He was tried here on a similar
charge last September before Judge Head and Drs. A.A. MILLIKEN, of
is a peculiar one. He was declared insane by an Insanity Commission over two
years ago and committed to the
Wetzel came back to Yreka, where he had considerable property. He soon gave trouble. He was arrested on a complaint before a commission, found insane and committed. He demanded a jury trial and was acquitted. This was in July, 1903. His “vindication” made him bolder. He made threats to kill. People lived in fear of their lives. Again he was arrested and for the fourth time his sanity was investigated. On September 20th he was examined before an Insanity Commission, found insane and committed. Again he demanded a jury trial, which he has just had, resulting as stated above.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 7 - The case of
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ORDINANCE AIMED AT ARMED HOBOS
Just before adjourning on Saturday, the Board of Supervisors adopted a law establishing the punishment for carrying a weapon without a permit at $500 fine or six months’ imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment. No permits can be issued except upon a petition signed by twenty citizens and submitted to the Constable or the Sheriff.
Constable McDOUGALD and his deputy, Gus SCHLUMPF, of Truckee, believe that the ordinance will enable them to drive the
rough element out of
MAY HAVE PERISHED
was last seen by Robert KOPKE at
CLIFFORD LOST FIGHT
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), October 9 - Jack CLIFFORD, idol of Grass Valley boxing admirers, was put out by Willie FITZGERALD on Saturday night in the eighth round of what was to have been a twenty-round fight.
Clifford had the better of the contest until the fifth round and in the second very nearly put Fitzgerald out, but the latter pulled himself together and in the fifth punched Clifford in the stomach, knocking him flat.
got over the punch and it was Fitzgerald’s fight from then on, Clifford finally
going out from a right to the jaw. It was the largest house that ever attended
a fight in
GASOLINE EXPLODES, WRECKING THE AUTO
was standing under a drying shed, where Wolfskill had
been fixing a puncture. He had started the machinery going, as he intended
making a run to
The drying shed soon caught fire from the automobile and was also burned. Mr. Wolfskill carried an insurance of $500.
When it came
to appealing to the Board of Supervisors for a donation of cash for advertising
purposes, that body thought the county money ought to go to a
At a largely
attended meeting held last Friday night the
The next step is to elect officers, which will be done this evening.
McDONALD’S DEATH MAY AFFECT SUIT
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 9 - The announcement of the death of J.W. McDONALD, Sr., President of the City Street Improvement Company, which was made from San Francisco Saturday night, is of particular concern to the people of this city, causing as it does much conjecture as to what effect his taking away will have on the future policy of the City Street Improvement Company regarding the suit at Court between that concern and this city over alleged defects in a sewer system installed in 1904.
The matter is at present before the Supreme Court on appeal. Judge McDANIEL, of the Superior Court, having rendered a decision for the city. It was thought by many that the latter opinion would bring about a compromise of the suit, but President McDonald wound not accede to such a stand.
understood heart trouble was his undoing. McDonald was a native of
FINDS OLD CLAIM AND FOURTH WIFE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 9 - Ten days ago, James J. HIBBARD, now nearing the three score and ten mark, arrived here from Wallace, Idaho, and announced his intention of proceeding up the Yuba River from this point to locate a quartz ledge which he discovered when a lad of 13 - when he was a youthful “forty-niner.”
Hibbard has made the trip and reports that, although the shifting debris in the river has buried some of the old landmarks along the bank of the stream, he had little difficulty in locating the vein, which he says has that same rich and tempting look which has kept it in his mind’s eye all the years he has been away from the Golden State.
He left to-day
for the Land Office in
Although Hibbard has thrice wedded, and has been as many times robbed by Death of his life partner, he says he has made arrangements to approach Hymen’s shrine once more, which act will follow the proving up of his claim.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 9 - Seventy-five talesmen were drawn Saturday from whom twelve jurors will be drawn to try Jarratt IRVING on the charge of murder. The trial has been set for Monday, October 23d. Irving is charged with murder in having shot and killed Captain CURRAN at Cecilville, August 27th. George J. IRVING, of Burnt Ranch, Trinity County, father of the accused boy, arrived here yesterday and will remain until after the trial to give his son aid and comfort.
YOLO PIONEER DEAD
Bandit Holds Up Redding-De La Mar Stage But Is Forced to Fly Without Securing Treasure
There is no
telephone station at
fight took place to judge from the disconnected and excited story telephoned in
Haskell was one of the best-known of the Wells-Fargo messengers and very popular. For a long time he was on the Weaverville route. He has said more than once that he expected to be shot in some hold-up.
It is presumed the bandit chose to-day for his attack because of the fact that the stage carried coin for payroll of the Bully Hill Mine, to-morrow being the day set for paying off the men.
Officers have left for the scene.
WILL BLOW IN BIG SMELTER TO-MORROW
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), October 9 - To-morrow the big
smelter here of the Mammoth Copper Company will be blown in and the event is
expected to draw large crowds to Kennett. Officials of the Company are coming in
a special car from
Tuesday was selected as the day for blowing in the smelter because it will be just a year to-morrow since the ground on which the plant stands was purchased. The contract for the smelter called for its completion with-in a year from that date.
BOWEN NOT WORRIED
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 9 - A.O. BOWEN, the
alleged wife-murderer from
District Attorney LUTTRELL will take up the prosecution of the case right away. Bowen will be arraigned some day this week before Justice of the Peace W.M. THOMAS of Yreka. Bowen is without funds to employ counsel.
DRUNKEN INDIAN REPORTED SHOT
AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 9 - Rumors reached here this morning of a shooting or cutting scrape at an Indian camp in this section, but up to noon it was impossible to obtain any details of the occurrence. The Sheriff’s police has not been notified of any crime of the kind.
The report is that an Indian known as “Jim Dick” was shot or stabbed. Two redskins were fighting when a third jumped in to separate them, it is said. It is presumed that the Indians were drunk, and the secrecy thrown over the affair lends to the belief that white men who sold the liquor are doing their best to hush the matter up.
A message came
AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 9 - Attorney George W. HAMILTON, who is associated in the prosecution of John CASKEY, accused of having shot and robbed Fred W. VENZKE some time ago, as told in The Bee at the time, left this morning in company with Venzke for Bald Mountain to secure further evidence against the accused and select witnesses. District Attorney ROBINSON is still ill.
WANTS COTTON RAISED
THROWN FROM WAGON
DUTCH FLAT (Placer Co.), October 9 - John RUNCKEL, a resident of this place, was thrown from a wagon drawn by a team of runaway horses Friday night, and when picked up was in an unconscious condition. He was badly bruised and cut about the body, and it is thought that he is suffering from internal injuries.
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