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GUARD HASKELL, TWICE WOUNDED BY HIGHWAYMAN, WILL RECOVER
Ingenious Arrangement of Bandits to Note Approach of Stage
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 10 - Nine shots in all were fired yesterday morning by the unmasked robber who now is thought to have had a confederate in hiding, who attempted to hold up the Redding and De La Mar stage a mile this side of Bear Valley Station, as told in The Bee of yesterday.
They were all fired at Express Messenger Dan N. HASKELL. Two of the bullets hit him - one entering his abdomen and passing out at the groin, the other striking him in the left foot. Two pierced his clothing but inflicted no wound. Three bullets made holes in the mail sacks. One struck Haskell’s pistol, which hung over his left hip and swung from a holster attached to his belt. Strangest of all, this bullet shattered the chamber of the revolver and rendered it entirely useless. Express Messenger Haskell got in only one shot at the bandit and that was fired from his shotgun, which he carried on his lap.
Haskell was the only passenger in the three-seated stage coach, Ed DURFOR occupying the driver’s seat alone.
“Whoa!” was the only word of warning shouted by the lone highway man, who at a distance of more than eighty yards from the stage, peered out from behind a shield made of boards. Two shots in rapid succession from the bandit were fire at those in the stage. Express Messenger Haskell returned the fire. He shot but once, however, having been wounded in the abdomen by one of the first shots from the robber.
One of the stage horses took fright at the first shot and started to run and Durfor sawed at the lines trying to control the team.
“Let them run!” cried Haskell. “Let us get out of this.” Durfor plied the whip unmercifully. The load in the stage was light and the horses galloped up the hill. Seven shots were fired by the robber as the stage rolled away. Messenger Haskell, wounded, could not return the fire. One shot was all he pumped at the highwaymen.
accompanied by Dr. S. T. WHITE and G.R. DUNN, Wells-Fargo’s agent, arrived at
was deemed well enough to be taken to
Haskell is a fearless man. He has been Wells-Fargo’s shotgun messenger for
twenty years, and in all that time has never been in a single hold-up, although
he has always expected to be caught sooner or later. Most of his runs have been
made over the route to Weaverville, although he has been making the trip
regularly once a month to De La Mar. He has frequently said that he felt a
great relief when he came safely to the end of his run. For twenty years he has
been watching and expecting just such an event as that of yesterday. The promptness with which he fired his first and only shot shows
that he was prepared for the emergency. He would have fired more shots
had it not been that his wounds disabled him and the running horse carried him
out of range. Years ago Haskell was Chief of Police in
Ed Durfor, the driver, displayed courage of no mean order. His whipping up the horses under a hot fire showed that he was prepared for the emergency that he had never before been called upon to face in his twenty-five years of stage driving.
Durfor is able to describe the highwayman, although the bandit stood fairly eighty yards from the roadside. He wore no mask. He was heavy set and of short stature. He had a moustache and was dressed in a brown suit. The hat was low-crowned, broad-brimmed and grey. He wore a shirt that was green, judging by the part visible in the vest opening.
It is evident from the talks with the officers this morning that they entertain strong suspicions as to the identity of the robber, if not as to that of his confederate, but beyond hinting that local men attempted the hold-up they will not commit themselves.
Investigation shows that the bandit who did the shooting stood in the center of a circular strip of road at a point which prevented him from seeing the stage until it was fairly close to him. But running across the circle was a strong piece of string, and the presumption is that at the far end of it stood a confederate who warned the bandit of the coach’s approach, and, also, doubtless was able by the use of prearranged signals to tell his companion as to the number of people in the vehicle and perhaps give other information.
The distance at which the bandit who did the shooting stood from the stage is considered remarkable by the officers and convinces them that the hold-up had been well planned. In addition to being practically out of range, the highwayman was protected by a shield made of barrel staves. Evidently neither he nor his partner in crime were inclined to expose their bodies to harm.
Captain John THACKER, of the Wells-Fargo service, arrived here this morning.
BLIND COLORED WOMAN’S DEATH
With Clothing Aflame, She Seeks to Escape From Burning House, But Falls Into a Well and Perishes
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 10 - Old “Aunt Caroline” ALLEN, a colored woman who was a local character, and who declared that she was born on January 1, 1800, met with a shocking death about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
People living in the neighborhood saw smoke about , but thought it was burning brush. W.H. DUNLON, one of the proprietors of the Lecompton Mine, who was returning from Willow Valley, was the first to see that the fire was in Mrs. Allen’s house. He turned in the alarm. As over 1000 feet of hose had to be used, it was sometime before the Department could get to work, but it prevented the spread of the flames to the surrounding property.
It was believed for awhile that the blind centenarian had met death in the house, but a son of Superior Judge NILON found the body in a well at the end of the porch. The skin was burned to a crisp. It is believed the old woman’s dress caught from the fire and that, sightless and helpless, after trying to put it out, she jumped into the well.
FUMES DIDN’T KILL HORSES
Now Said Selby’s Detective Shot Animals
Glen Cove Farmers Charge Company Was Afraid to Permit Test to Run to a Finish
BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 10 - A rancher from the Glen Cove district stated yesterday that the third horse of the Selby Company did not die a natural death, as was supposed, but that the detective of the Company shot the animal Friday afternoon and then sent for the veterinarians, that the post mortem examination might be made. Upon their arrival the fourth horse was also killed and portions of the body taken for analysis. What the veterinary surgeons did not want was thrown into the bay presumably to keep the farmers from making any examinations.
The charge that the Company did not permit the horses to die from the fumes but shot them to give the matter a different aspect is regarded here as a strong piece of proof, if true, that the heads of the concern realized that it was the fumes that killed the first two of the animals and they did not wish to have the others die from the same cause. The farmers were indignant when told that the animals had been shot and denounced the killing as a cowardly piece of work.
people were afraid to give the test an outcome,” said Attorney
NAME TRUSTEES IN BANKRUPTCY CASES
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 10 - Referee BELCHER, of the Bankruptcy Court, has made orders in three new cases, as follows:
In the matter
of Geo. PHILLIPS, of Magalia,
In the case of
S.R. HALL, of
J.M. MORRISSEY, of this city, has been appointed Trustee of the
affairs of James H. MULLIN, of Montague,
BIG BLAST SET OFF
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 10 - The largest blast
of powder ever exploded in this section was set off in the
PULLED RAZOR ON QUESTIONER
Lively Fight In
Tough Character Who Followed Sailor Attacks His Protector and Resists Officers
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 10 - Edward PACKARD, a tough local character, and just out of jail, is again in custody this time on a very serious charge.
Shortly after 10 o’clock last night a sailor complained to Herbert WARREN, a barkeeper, that Packard was following him about in a suspicious manner and that he feared he would be robbed of his money - having just been paid off - if he attempts to return to his ship alone.
promptly consented to accompany the sailor to the wharf, but the pair had not preceded far before they saw Packard hiding in a dark
hallway. Warren went up to him and asked him what he meant by following the
sailor, but no sooner had the question been put than Packard, it is alleged,
drew a razor and made at
The latter threw up his arm to ward off the blow and received an ugly cut across his fingers. He then closed with is assailant and a lively fight ensued, he finally knocking Packard down. About this time two officers appeared and they at once tackled Packard, but the fellow resisted and only was subdued after a fierce struggle. He was taken to jail and will have to stand trial on one or more serious charges.
BUYS DEPOT SITE
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 10 - Major A.F. JONES, who has been negotiating for a site for a depot for the Northern Electric Railroad, has succeeded in purchasing the site desired. The building will be located about two blocks from the Southern Pacific depot, between Myers and Huntoon Streets, and less than a block from the Court House.
DR. BEAMER WEDS
NAME ASSUMED AND MAN HER HUSBAND
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 10 - Mrs. Ida GRIESBACH sprung a sensation in Court here yesterday when she took the stand and swore that one “John MILLER,” named as co-respondent in the divorce suit of Lillie V. FRIEL vs. Jerry W. FRIEL, was her husband and that his name was not “Miller,” but “Griesbach.”
Mrs. Friel some time ago applied for a divorce on the ground of cruelty and Friel countered by asking for a divorce on the ground of adultery, alleging that his wife was unduly intimate with “Miller.” To the satisfaction of the Court at that time it was shown that “Miller” was a half-brother of Mrs. Friel, and she was granted a divorce.
Since then Friel has sought to obtain the children, and it was during a hearing in this matter that Mrs. Greisbach yesterday gave her sensational testimony. Just what the outcome will be no one can predict. Judge GADDIS has taken the matter of the children’s custody under advisement.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 10 - The Sunday-school Board of the local Methodist Church has elected officers as follows: Superintendent, Fred REIMER; Assistant Superintendent and Treasurer, Mrs. Margaret POWELL; Secretary, Henry BELDIN; Assistant Secretary Franes ENGEL; Librarian, Genevieve GARVEY; Assistant Librarian, Charles G. SHELDON; Pianist, Winnie LAUMEISTER; Assistant Pianist, Genevieve GARVEY.
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The Evening Bee
WAS VERY NEAR 100 YEARS OLD
Strange Career of Aged Colored Woman Who Was burned To Death At Her Nevada City Home
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 11 - The inquest of the death of “Aunt Caroline” ALLEN, the aged and blind colored woman who was burned to death on Monday afternoon, determined that the old woman must have set fire to her dress at the stove, that she then went out on the porch of the house and called for help and that she burned to a crisp there, the body falling into the well.
She was the
last of the forty-niners to live in
The funeral of the aged woman will be held to-morrow afternoon.
HORRELL, an old prospector, looked after the wants of “Aunt Caroline.” The
shock of learning of her horrible death sent him out of his head for awhile,
and he was sent to the
PATENTED BY A
Notwithstanding Denial of Criminal Elopement With Woman He Quits City Early This Morning
The story from
the San Francisco paper’s story quite cooly last
light when it got here, and said that it was true he had lived in Abilene, but
the rest of the account was not correct. He says he secured a divorce from his
wife, and that she is wealthy, while he is not. He procured his divorce in
Kiefer’s statement, last night he and the woman he claims as his wife left
Grass Valley this morning at an early hour, telling conflicting stories as to
the reason of their departure. About he aroused
his landlady to tell her that he and his wife were going to
The couple have been quite popular since their arrival four
weeks ago, and are engaged in drilling the Methodist choir of this city and the
Episcopal Church choir of
IMPROVEMENT CLUB SELECTS PRESIDENT
MARYSVILLE (Yuba CO.), October 11 - The vacancy which existed in the office of President of the Woman’s Civic Improvement Club of this city, on account of the decision of Mrs. M.T. BRITTAN not to serve another term, was filled last evening at a special meeting held at the residence of Mrs. J.R. GARRETT.
The unanimous choice of the Club was Mrs. P.J. FLANNERY, who, as a member of several working Committees, has proven herself well adapted for the place. Mrs. Garrett was elected Vice-President, the office made vacant by the promotion of Mrs. Flannery to first place.
Mrs. W.F. SPERRY and Mrs. W.T. ELLIS, Jr., were named as a Committee to confer with the Chamber of Commerce to secure photographs of Ellis Lake for use by a San Francisco woman who is preparing an article on the work of Improvement Clubs of California, and who is particularly interested in the outcome of the plans which the Marysville women have laid out for the beautifying of the lake in the center of this city.
Mrs. G.H. BAIRD having resigned as a member of the Executive Committee, Mrs. BRITTAN, ex-President, was chosen in her stead.
The members in charge of the sale of the club’s new cook book reported that the demand for the first edition is beyond their most sanguine expectations.
Before adjourning the club decided to give a grand ball on New Year’s Eve in aid of their fund.
SAYS FORGER IS A BIGAMIST ALSO
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 11 - Through letters
received form a Mrs. Sarah A. FIELDS, of
After leaving here Fields gained an unsavory reputation by forging the name of George C. BURNIGHT, a carpenter, for whom he had worked while here, to two checks aggregating $60 at Woodland.
The wife who
was deserted in
DEATH COMES TO FAITHFUL DAN HASKELL
Wells-Fargo Messenger Who Risked Life to Save Treasure In His Keeping Dies When Hope Was High
Haskell himself was in cheerful spirits, and that was a good sign of itself. He chatted pleasantly with the friends who were permitted to call upon him and discussed the various phases of the attempted hold-up and the pursuit of the robbers.
He had had vomiting spells during the day. They were thought to be due solely to the abdominal wound and the sickness following the administration of morphine to allay the pain in the foot. The wound itself was not deemed even serious.
But at the man was seized by a sinking spell and within less than a minute from the first noticed of the sinking spell, he had breathed his last. Not a word of complaint had escaped his lips. Not a thought had he that his life was in great danger.
The news of
his death caused a great shock to the community. Haskell was universally
esteemed as a man. He had not a known enemy in
Haskell was a
The Coroner is conducting an inquest. The jury was summoned last night and the jurors examined the wounds. Arrangements for the burial and funeral have not been completed this morning.
Sheriff RICHARDSON returned from the front last night, leaving a number of deputies and Detective THACKER, of the Wells-Fargo Company, at the front.
This morning a number of officers left for Ingot, fourteen miles from the scene of the hold-up, to look for the man who shot Haskell, acting on a description given by the stage driver, who, as stated in yesterday’s Bee, thinks the bandit is a resident of Ingot and that he knows him. The suspected party’s name has not been divulged. If the driver’s theory is correct, it is not likely the officers will find the man at Ingot, since, knowing the suspicion against him, it is not likely he would remain at home to be caught.
HIS STAGE OVER
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 11 - Mel WHITTIER, the Mooretown stage driver, with two passengers aboard his stage, had the most thrilling ride of his life yesterday - one which he would not care to take again under any circumstances.
fires that have been sweeping over the Mooretown,
After reaching the top of Stringtown Hill the flames were sweeping each side of the road, the dense undergrowth burning furiously. For several miles Whittier realized it would be a race for life, but if no trees had fallen across the road there was a chance, one in a hundred, of getting through unharmed. As it was, he could not turn back; he was surrounded by flames in every direction.
lashed his horses and started on his perilous drive through the burning
district. Several times his horses stumbled, nearly overcome by the intense
heat and the flames were so close in places that the hair on the back of his
head was singed close to the scalp.
When he arrived in Oroville last evening, as evidence of the perilous drive, it was seen that his hands were badly burned and blistered and that the skin had peeled from his face and ears from the extreme heat. The blinds being down protected his two passengers to some extent, although they suffered greatly from the heat.
COSTLY MOUNTAIN FIRE
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 11 - The fire that has been raging in the mountains above here since Sunday is still sweeping over the country and an immense amount of damage has been inflicted upon settlers.
barns and fences have been burned, and it is estimated that fully twenty head
of horses have been destroyed. On the South Fork of the
Thousands of dollars worth of damage has already been caused, through the loss of personal property, outside the immense amount of timber destroyed.
The Evening Bee
KILLED BY TRAIN
BIGGS (Butte Co.), October 11 - An unidentified tramp
was run over and killed by a train here early this morning. The man was
stealing a ride on the southbound
SAN FRANCISCO, October 11 - The Scott Valley Railway
Company filed articles of incorporation in the
Another line will be run from Yreka to the Southern Pacific Railroad at Montague.
The entire length of the trackage is to be 150 miles.
are Charles E. LOSS, Henry F. WELL, and John A. MANLY, all of
NOT THE MAN WHO HELD UP THE STAGE
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 11 - What was supposed to be an important clew to the identity of the slayer of Express Messenger HASKELL was to-day shown to be without foundation. Driver DURFOR thought he recognized the robber as George CODY, a teamster, who left De La Mar on Sunday with a gun. Cody returned to De La Mar this morning and proved an alibi. He has been hunting up Squaw Creek in the opposite direction from the scene of the crime. Detective THACKER and Under Sheriff BEHRENS are now working on another clew.
CHOKED TO DEATH
CAYTON (Shasta Co.), October 11 - Edward BOSWORTH, aged 80, died here Monday night of suffocation following erysipelas of the throat. Mrs. George STICKNEY, of Elk Grove, Sacramento County, is a daughter of the deceased.
IGERNA (Siskiyou Co.), October 11 - J.S. MATHIS, a
brakeman running between Dunsmuir and Weed, while making a coupling here this
morning, slipped and fell partly under the car wheels. One foot was badly
crushed and his back injured. He will be taken to the hospital at
TRAVELING MAN BADLY INJURED
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 11 - The
stage had started down
As luck would have it, all the passengers were outside, the baggage being stored inside. This weighted the coach down so that it did not turn over a second time. If it had it would have crushed the three men, as they were thrown directly in front of the overturned wagon.
SUPREME COURT FAVORS CHURCHILL
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 11 - The Supreme Court has reversed the decision of the Superior Court of this county in the suit of J. CHURCHILL vs. J.F. RUSSELL and Meta A. RUSSELL, to restrain them from diverting the waters of Gutte Creek. The lower Court found for the defendants, but the higher finds that when Churchill purchased the Charles A. BOYES ranch, with the water rights appertaining, he acted in good faith, having no knowledge of the claim of the Russells, which was and is not of record, all legal title, therefore, resting in him. The judgement is reversed and the cause remanded for a new trial.
NO MORE PULPIT APPEALS FOR COIN
It is needless to say that the departure meets with great favor. Even men who have no intention of giving dislike to sit still before a church full of people when appeals for financial aid are made. It is hoped the attendance at Sunday meetings will largely increase from now on.
SAFETY VALVE WAS NOT DEFECTIVE
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 11 - Commander BARTLETT
gave important testimony in the case of Commander YOUNG, of the
SUISUN (Solano Co.), October 11 - The Supreme Court
has decided that George
SUISUN (Solano Co.), October 11 - Joel W. PRICE, a
pioneer of this vicinity, and one of the oldest residents of the county, died
here last night at the age of 87 years. The deceased had been failing rapidly
in health for some time. He was an Odd Fellow, and became a member of the Order
DRIVEN SIXTY MILES, THOUGH FATALLY SHOT
GARDNERVILLE (Nev.), October 11 - Roy CHICHESTER, aged
15 years, was fatally shot at his home in Antelope Valley, sixty miles from
this town, Tuesday morning. He was driven the entire distance to Gardnerville,
and from here was taken by train to
SPARKS AFTER BEAR
NEW HEALTH BOARD
RECOMMENDS NEW DEPARTMENT
Grand Chapter Considers Important Matters
At to-day’s session of the Grand Chapter Adoptive Rite, Order of Eastern Star (colored), the principal business was the discussion on the proposition of establishing a beneficiary department. The suggestion was favored by many, and was finally submitted to a Committee, which will prepare a report. The Committee is composed of the following members: Rev. J. Gordon McPHERSON, Chairman; Mrs. M.F. JOHNSTON, of Redding; Thomas SMITH, of Marysville, Mrs. J.E. HAWKINS, of Seattle; Mrs. W.A. YOUNG, of Oakland; Mrs. A.B. DAVIS, of Marysville, and Francis TYRRELL, of San Francisco.
It is understood that the Committee will report favorably.
Patron Dr. R.J. FLETCHER, of
Interesting addresses were also read by Grand Royal Matron Mrs. M.F. JOHNSTON and Mrs. J.E. HAWKINS.
The principal business at to-morrow’s session will be the selection of the Grand officers and the choosing of the place for next year’s meeting.
HIGH COURT TO HOLD SESSION
Reception To Be Given At The
The High Court of the Independent Order of Foresters will assemble in this city next week and will hold sessions at the State Capitol.
A reception will be given in honor of Dr. ORONHYATEKHA, Supreme Chief Ranger, at the Crocker Art Gallery, next Tuesday evening. An address of welcome will be delivered by mayor HASSETT and a fine musical and literary program has been prepared.
three Courts of the Independent Foresters in
Court Sutter -
J.H. HUGHES, E.L.
Court Sierra -
Companion Court Sacramento - Mrs. E.L. DUNDAS, Mrs. A.B. HALEY, Mrs. J.H. HUGHES, Miss A.L. NEWTON.
DEATH OF AN ESTEEMED CITIZEN
J.H. ATKINS, one of the best-known citizens of this county, died last Saturday night at his late residence in Sheldon, after an illness of several months’ duration.
Mr. Atkins was
born in Joliet, Ill, in 1836, and came to
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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY IN THE
A Man Induced to Come All the Way From
BERKELEY, October 12 - A daring plot to lure an
Australian sporting man, William E. ELLIS, to a quiet house in Berkeley and
there murder and rob him of $1000 in English currency which he had on his
person, was partially carried out yesterday afternoon by a man and woman whom
the police believe to be desperate crooks. They had persuaded Ellis to come
with them to
Yesterday they brought Ellis from a hotel in Oakland to a cottage at 2214 Ellsworth Street, a stone’s throw from the University of California, bade him sit down to luncheon, then crushed his skull in with a hammer. The woman fired two shots at him as he lay prostrate. The crooks rifled his pockets of an amount equal nearly to $5000 in American money, then, leaving their victim for dead, hurriedly left the house and made their escape. Ellis regained consciousness and staggered to the California Stables, two blocks away on Allison Street, and from there was carried to Roosevelt Hospital, where the doctors found he had a fractured skull. He is in a precarious condition.
Ellis’ home is
at 225 Crown Street, Sydney Australia, where his wife and three children
reside. He is a prominent horseman and met his assailants there during the last
racing season. They represented themselves to be a Mr. and Mrs. W. CURTIS, but
assumed the name of BRUSH in this country. Curtis claimed to be a wealthy
racehorse man owning big stables here. He offered Ellis the position of manager
of his stables and induced him to sail with them on the steamer Sierra, which
Curtis and the
woman came to Berkeley and rented a furnished cottage on Ellsworth Street, from
a local agent. Ellis took apartments at a hotel in
A bowie knife, stiletto, pistol, butcher knife, bottle of poisonous acid and a pair of rubber gloves were found hidden under the bed covers adjoining the dining-room where the assault took place. The carpet nailed to the dining-room floor was ripped up and a large piece of thin oilcloth was put down instead, evidently for the purpose of avoiding blood stains on the carpet.
Ellis’ skull was fractured by a blow from a hammer wielded by Curtis, who appeared from behind while the guest was seated at the lunch table. Ellis held up his hand to ward off a second blow and received the weapon on the wrist, which was badly bruised. The injured man says he saw the woman standing with a revolver, and that she fired two shots at him.
Curtis tore the coat from Ellis and found a roll of notes to the amount of a thousand pounds in Ellis’ hip pocket. In their haste the robbers overlooked $513.35 in American money in other pockets.
That Curtis and the woman made a hasty escape is shown by the fact that they left a complete wardrobe of the most costly clothing behind, including the contents of two large steamer trunks, two suit cases, hand satchel and two small trunks. In all this clothing and personal effects there was not a single photograph or mark that will lead to the real identification of the criminals.
however, have good descriptions of both parties. John EDWARD, a High School
student playing tennis a hundred yards from the scene, says he heard the
screams of a man in pain about . Ten
minutes later he saw a tall man in a light suit with a small woman in a brown
dress running down
Ellis made the
following statement: “My home is
“We took passage on the Sierra, and I learned on the boat that Curtis and the woman were traveling under the name of Brush.
“They told me
they were known by the name of Brush in the
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ROBBED PEOPLE TO SUPPORT HIS WIFE
SAN FRANCISCO, October 12 - Charles C. HATFIELD, who
last evening surrendered himself to the police as the man wanted for robbing
Louis COMPART in Golden Gate Park, remains in custody, pending an examination.
He says that failing to make a living at his trade of wire worker,
he took to “holding up’ people in order to support his wife, who was formerly
Miss Claire STALEY, of
MINERS ARE KILLED BY POISONOUS GASES
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), October 12 - Three miners,
George McHOSE, D. HARRISON and G. MATALE, were
suffocated in the copper mine of the Penn Chemical Works at Campo Seco, in
LYNCH’S BODY FOUND
BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 12 - The body of John
LYNCH, who is believed to have been murdered by tramps last week and thrown
into the river, at the Nevada Docks, was found floating in the water near Oleum the first of the week. Coroner CURRY, of
BEATEN AND ROBBED
CHICO (Butte Co.), October 12 - A man giving the name of E.J. GODEN, and claiming to belong to the Printers’ Union of Eugene, Oregon, arrived here yesterday afternoon from Tehama, showing a bruised face and closed right optic as proof of his story that he was held up, beaten and robbed at Tehama early yesterday morning. He says he came out of the depot there about 4 o’clock and was accosted by two men, who knocked him down and robbed him, leaving him unconscious on the ground, where he was found, he says, two hours later by the agent.
BLAKE WINS EASILY
About two months ago Mr. Blake purchased of Captain Bright a one-half interest in the Little Valley Mine, located about seven miles north of Latrobe, and moved with his family to the Little Valley, where he and Mr. Bright have been erecting a mill preparatory to reopening this once-famous mine.
It seems that there was trouble between them from the start, and it culminated last Friday when the Captain came home, partly intoxicated it is alleged, and accused Blake of assaulting his wife with murderous intent. The defendant conducted his own case, not deeming the charge, he said, as having sufficient foundation or seriousness to warrant him in employing counsel. The complaint was sworn to by Captain Bright on information given him by his wife, but others alleged that Mrs. Bright had declared to the Captain, in the presence of witnesses, just as he was going for the warrant, that Blake had not threatened her life, and that she entreated him not to swear to the warrant. However, on the witness stand, Mrs. Bright stated that Mr. Blake had come to her house, and, without provocation, had flourished a revolver and threatened her life. The charge, however, was not proved and Justice of the Peace ARRASMITH ordered the testimony cut short. District Attorney PETERZ offered no objection to closing the case at once, and after a ten-minute recess a verdict was rendered of not guilty, and Blake was discharged.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 12 - Harry P. STOW, owner
of the famous Goldbank at Forbestown,
and who for some time past has been Assistant Superintendent of the great
Treadwell Mine in
YOLO PEOPLE WED
The bride is
the daughter of Mrs. Emily Hoppin and is prominent in
educational circles in this county, having been for many years a successful
teacher. She is now a member of the
CLUE TO BANDIT
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 12 - Detective THACKER
is working upon what is believed is a straight clue leading to the arrest of
the bandit who killed Messenger HASKELL. The discovery is said to have been
made that the robber received barrel staves with which to shield himself, which
were made at a house near
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Allen and George
S. COOLEY, prominent residents of this city, are in receipt of the sad news of
the death of their sister, Ellen COOLEY, which occurred at
ELMORE DIES IN
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Mary ELMORE, who for many years was a prominent character in Yuba and Sutter Counties on account of the eccentric methods she was wont to employ to harass the executors of her brother’s estate, is dead, having passed away in San Francisco early this week.
When her brother made his will years ago, he gave to Mary, who had shown a disposition for wild speculation, a monthly allowance sufficient to keep her comfortably during her lifetime, but with this she was not contented, and the result was she made life miserable for the Judge of the Probate Court, then Hon. Phil W. KEYSER, and the friends named by the brother as executors - J.C. GRAY and “Cap” WILBUR.
FOUR ARRESTS FROM ROW OVER CAR FARE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Because they picked a row with the driver of a street car which plies between Marysville and Yuba City and beat him badly because he insisted on collecting a fare of 5 cents from one of their number, Jesse COPE, Arthur HILL, George BREMER and Phil SHERIDAN of Yuba City, were arrested yesterday on complaint issued out of Justice MORRISSEY’s Court, charging them with disturbing the peace. Frank BUTT is the complaining witness.
Bremer and Cope have pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $15 each. Hill and Sheridan have decided to stand trial. The first named has engaged an attorney.
BARNES WOULD DIE
CHICO (Butte Co.), October 12 - James BARNES, the barber who gained much notoriety here during the residence in this city, and who is now in jail at Anaconda, Montana, awaiting trial for the unprovoked murder of a popular miner named Patrick HENLY, attempted to put an end to his own life a few days ago, according to word that reached here yesterday, by eating the sulphur ends of matches. The Bee told of his latest crime and also of the attempts made by two mobs to lynch him at the time.
STABBED IN A FIGHT
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 12 - Bernard DUNPHY, a Vallejo man who has been working for a construction company putting up telephone poles, got into a fight Wednesday night with Superintendent of the Company J.W. SEWEARINGER and J. MANN, the foreman, over money matters.
Dunphy struck Swearinger and during the struggle Swearinger claimed Dunphy drew a knife. Sevearinger and Mann’s fingers were cut and Dunphy himself received a bad cut on the right arm. Dunphy was arrested and at the jail it was discovered he had been stabbed in the left side. Now Dunphy is released and the police are trying to find Swearinger who is suspected of the stabbing.
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FIRE DESTROYS TWO RESIDENCES
The total loss amounts to about $5450, divided as follows: James B. NEWMAN (Cherry residence), house $2500, furniture of F. Cherry $500; Mitchell residence, $2250; furniture, $200. James Newman had $1000 insurance on the Cherry residence, and Joseph Mitchell had $1000 on his house and $500 on his furniture, or a total of $2500 insurance in all.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Word was received this morning from the gold dredgers on the north side of the river, a few miles above here, that a man maned MERCER was very badly shocked by electricity. A physician from Marysville was summoned to help the injured man. A Bee correspondent got into telephonic communication with the dredger where the accident is said to have occurred, but the man there would not give out any information about it.
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SPRINGS SENSATIONAL STORY OF BOLD STAGE ROBBERY
But Driver Denies Passenger’s Yarn and Officers Are Recalled
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 13 - This town was thrown into a fever of excitement this morning by a story told with much detail, to the affect that the stage from Bieber had been held up about midnight last night and robbed of mail sacks by a lone and masked highwayman. W.F. MILES, the only passenger on the coach, is responsible for the yarn, if such it be, which was accepted as true and led to officers at once taking the road for the Oak Run country. Word has been sent to them to return, as Frederick DAY, the stage driver, denies the truth of Miles’ story from beginning to end.
Day is a
stranger here, coming into
Miles is a mail carrier himself and heretofore has borne a good reputation. For this reason his story was not doubted by the officers. He went into great detail, telling where the alleged hold-up took place, how the driver had saved the letter mail and thrown out to the bandit only the bags containing newspapers. He even repeated the conversation that took place and told how Day whipped up his horses when the highwayman ordered him to move on, escaping before the bandit could discover the character of the mail handed over to him.
But the worst of it, considering the public excitement here and the temper of the people, is Miles’ description of the imaginary bandit, which was made to resemble that of the man who help up the De La Mat stage a few days ago and fatally wounded Wells-Fargo Messenger HASKELL. Such a description caught the officers and filled them with the hope that at last they had located the brave guard’s slayer. Miles’ conduct approaches the criminal, if it is not actually so, it is claimed, and the officers will no doubt take steps to make him suffer for his ill-timed joke, if such it is proved to be.
still sticks to his story, despite Day’s strenuous denial. No one, however,
believes him. His story is regarded as a straight-out lie. Captain THATCHER, of
the Wells-Fargo service, places no reliance in it whatever. The only evidence
confirming it is that no paper mail was brought into
JOHN FINNELL’S WILL
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 13 - The last will and
testament of the late John FINNELL was filed for probate in the Superior Court
here yesterday by his son, Attorney Bush FINNELL, who appeared for the
administrator, John FINNELL, Jr., who applied for letters testamentary on the
estate which is said to consist of personal property worth less than $10,000.
The small amount of the estate of the pioneer farmer and ranchman of Tehama and
KILLED TWO MEN AND INJURED OTHERS
Handcar and Locomotive Collide Near
The dead are section Foreman John HORAN, and section hand Jacob JACOBSON. The injured are section hands Robert McFARLAND and John SHAY.
gang had been working all day on a section of track near
Horan and Jacobson were thrown in front of the engine, and their bodies were literally cut to pieces. The injuries to the other men were slight.
TOWLE (Placer Co.), October 13 - An Italian employed
by the Read Lumber Company at Burnett mill was injured by the falling of a pile
of lumber. Dr. MACKAY, the Company’s surgeon, was summoned, and found that the
man’s right leg had been fractured near the ankle, both bones being broken. The
peculiar nature of the injury made it necessary to take the man to
NOT ENOUGH MEN TO ORGANIZE JURY
MARKLEEVILLE (Alpint (sic) Co.), October 13 - A peculiar legal puzzle confronts the Court of this county, there being a murder case to try and an insufficient number of qualified men to form a special venire of jurors to try the case.
Several months ago a Mexican was arrested for murder, and is now awaiting trial. The attorneys for the defense say they are willing to try the case in Alpine County, but the State is worried over the aspect of the case, as the population of the county is so small that there are not over fifty men who are qualified to act as jurors, and nearly all of them are familiar with the history of the alleged murder.
If the venire that will be drawn is exhausted the Court will find that there are no more citizens in the county eligible for jury service.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 13 - N.V. NELSON, who
recently disposed of his livery stable business in this city, has announced
that he has purchased realty in the town of
TWO NEW PASTORS WILL BRING BRIDES
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 13 - Two pastors will
assume charge of two important Churches of this city within a month and will
bring their brides with them. Rev. J.H. SHARP will take charge of the
Presbyterian Church on October 22d and will bring his wife to the manse for the
first time. They were married at
Rev. Ernest C. MOBLEY, who recently accepted the pastorate of the Christian Church, will be married at his present home in Weatherford, Texas, and will come to his new charge about the middle of next month. Both are young couples and will be great acquisitions to the local society.
has already filled the pulpit here for some months, during the absence of Rev.
D.H. McCULLAGH, who will retire from the pastorate
next Sunday, but Pastor-elect Mobley has never visited the
ASKED PROTECTION FROM MURDERERS
HONCUT (Butte Co.), October 13 - A man giving his name as O.J. HUGHES came into town yesterday evening and excitedly begged to be locked up in the jail that he might be protected from men who were chasing him to kill him.
He said he had
been working in Manson’s camp on the
Though it is
likely a case of delirium tremens, the unfortunate man was sent to the
FIND WOMAN CUT AND BADLY BRUISED
She had a deep gash across her forehead which it took several stitches to close. Her face was covered with blood and her clothing disheveled. She said that she received her injuries while raking hay, that the rake flew up and struck her. For several days she has shown signs of failing intellect and the officers think that while wandering around she fell and struck her head on some rocks. She was locked up in the insane ward in the Court House.
MAY ESTABLISH A BEET SUGAR FACTORY
Agent Said to Represent The Oxnards Visit
supposed to be a representative of Henry OXNARD, the sugar magnate, has been in
Chico for several days and has, according to good authority, approached several
real estate men for the purpose of buying land. It is known that he has asked
many of the large land owners in this vicinity to sell portions of their
holdings. Among those approached are John CROUCH, the Bidwell
estate, the PARROTT Grant, the
It is also
As it is understood here, the establishment of the sugar beet industry is to be approached in a different manner than heretofore, inasmuch as no one will be asked to co-operate in the raising of beets, as the amount of land, if bought, will be sufficient to support the refinery.
WILL PROVIDES FOR THE FAMILY HORSE
“I earnestly impress upon my son, Dorrence SCHOONOVER, to be ever kindful in the behalf, welfare, comfort and happiness of his brother William, and to care and provide a place for his mare, Raindrop, and to provide for her necessities.”
GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), October 13 - Professor Scott
THOMAS, of Berkeley, University Examiner, was in Gridley yesterday inspecting
the work and course of study in the
The school has grown in membership and gained in popularity during the past year or two, and the former lack of interest and sympathy among the people of the district is happily transformed into enthusiastic interest. This has been due largely to the efforts of the Trustees and to the work of the teachers.
The considerable proportion of girls among the pupils has been a deterring influence in athletic matters, but a baseball team has been organized and the young woman students are considering the matter of getting up a basketball team.
AGED MINER SAVED FROM AWFUL DEATH
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 13 - John PAUL, an
infirm old miner, living in a lonely place in
Paul had been bed-ridden for several days and was not aware how near the forest fires in that neighborhood had encroached his domicile.
On Tuesday a party of five fighters came into the section where he lived and found the flames within 100 yards of the old man’s cabin. By hard work in back-firing they managed to divert the path of the fire. Going to his cabin, a feeble reply answered their calls, and they found the old man in his bunk, unable to move.
In twenty minutes more, but for their timely arrival, the cabin would have been destroyed by the flames and the old man would have been cremated alive.
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ADOLPH WEBER NOW OF AGE
Celebrated His Twenty-First Birthday To-Day
Has Been In Jail Eleven Months - Refuses to Make a Statement as to Plans - Is Now in Control of His Affairs
As a matter of fact Weber has been in control of his affairs at all times since his arrest, as much as it is possible for an imprisoned man to be, and his becoming of age will make but a slight difference in the conduct of his case.
Weber will have been confined in jail her one year on November 12th, the killing of the Weber family occurring on November 10th. Many predicted that the prisoner’s health could not endure confinement, but he is as well now as he was then, and, if anything, better, though it is months since he has left his cell.
ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS A SKELETON
CRIED LIKE A BABY AFTER SENTENCE
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 14 - When Carnegie
agreed to give Nevada City a library for $10,000, the Committee had a cunning
notion that it would get $15,000 out of him at least and made its plans
accordingly. Since then it has been moving every possible pull to get that
extra $5000. So sure was it of getting the money that its plans call for an
extensive building beyond the $10,000 limit. Last night a letter was received
from Carnegie declining to give any more money. So the Trustees have
telegraphed to the contractor to come to
DID NOT RETURN FOR HIS WAGES
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 14 - At the KELLY Bros.’ livery stable on E Street numerous sacks of barley have been mysteriously disappearing from the grain room and to capture the thief a hostler was put on watch. He had not long to wait, for on the first morning he detected a colored man named HARRIS, a fellow employe, selling a sack of the barley to the Chinaman who daily hauls the manure from the place. The price paid Harris was 50 cents for the sack. The watchman drove the negro from the premises with a shower of stones and bricks when he learned the true state of affairs, and Harris has not returned for his wages, nor to enquire what disposition is to be made of him.
WILL CONTEST BEGINS
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 14 - Harry A. LEONARD, through his attorney F.H. GREELY, has filed a petition in the Probate Court, asking for a partial distribution of the estate left by his father, the late Frank A. LEONARD. Judge McDANIEL has set Monday, the 30th inst, as the time for hearing the matter, which is virtually the beginning of a contest of the will by the children of Leonard by his first wife.
LEAVES LARGE FAMILY
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 14 - Mrs. Mary VAN
ORNUM, who died in this city yesterday in her seventy-fourth year, has four
sons and two daughters who reside in
CAPTAIN DENIES HANGING STORY
has proved that no one has been confined to the brig of the
Out of 489 men on the cruiser when she was first interned, only twenty-three have deserted, though reports had the number as high as fifty.
ONE ‘PHONE ENOUGH
LABORER BECAME SUDDENLY INSANE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 14 - A man named John
HUGHES, who was in the employ of Contractor G.W. MUNSON, at the site of the
north training wall on
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), October 14 - An important real estate
transaction took place yesterday, when the H.P. EAKLE farm west of Williams,
this county, was sold to J.W. FORGEUS and D.W. JOHNSTON, of
FIRE AT OROVILLE
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 14 - Late last evening
the residence of
FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED
Strange Disappearance Of A Man Near Oroville
No Trace of Him Has Been Seen Since Last Saturday - Sheriff Chubbuck Has Taken the Case in Hand and Is Investigating
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 14 - A man about 75 years of age, who has been camping on the river bar, a short distance above town, disappeared on Saturday last and since then no trace of him can be found and it is feared that he has been foully dealt with.
Sheriff Chubbuck has taken charge of his effects and is making a search for the missing man. All his bedding, neatly rolled up, was left at his camp, some clothing, better than the ordinary laborer possesses, cooking utensils, etc.
In a pocket in
the clothing were found some papers indicating that the man’s name is J.
EDWARDS and that he had worked around
From his actions, it is thought that he may know more about it than he cares to tell and a search is now being made for him also.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GADDIS
Hands Down Important Ruling In Clark Will Case
Sustains Contention That Original Probate of Will
Should Have Been in
WOODLAND (Yolo CO.), October 14 - A.C. HUSTON, of this city, received word yesterday that the Supreme Court had affirmed the decision of Judge E.E. GADIS, of Yolo County, in denying the petition of C.P. DUBOIS for the probate of the will of Julius H. CLARK upon the exemplified copy of the Court proceedings in New Hampshire, the place of Clark’s death. Lorenzo J. Clark, through his attorney, A.C. HUSTON, objected to the petition on the ground that the will should have been filed in this State, as the deceased was a resident of this State at the time of his death. The objection was sustained by Judge Gaddis. An appeal was taken to the Supreme Court by Mr. DUBOIS through his attorney, with the above result.
It is said that the decision in this case means that Ednah Wallace HOPPER will win her law suit over the millions of Alexander DUNSMUIR.
Is also means
that the proceedings in the
DIED FAR FROM HOME
Deceased was a
DEATH OF A VETERAN
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 14 - Joseph DEVINE and Walter PLAYER, two fishermen arrested by Game Warden Geo. NEALE, of Sacramento, upon a charge of fishing for salmon out of season, were given a preliminary examination yesterday before Justice SIMPSON in Washington, and were held to answer. They will be tried by Judge E.E. GADDIS, of this county.
BOARD OF TRADE ELECTS OFFICERS
DIED OF ALCOHOLISM
ROUND MOUNTAIN (Shasta Co.), October 14 - Thomas
MILNER, aged about 42 years, a recent arrival from McCloud, died here last
night of chronic alcoholism. He spent about $380 in a few days in
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