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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Monday, October 16, 1905

Page 6

 

            SEEKS TO REVIVE YOLO COURT’S JUDGMENT

Mrs. Harlan, of Sacramento, Begins New Proceedings Against Former Husband To Obtain Money

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 16 - Lena J. HARLAN, of Sacramento, is suing to revive an old judgment against her former husband, W.C. HARLAN, of this county.

  Mrs. Harlan was granted a divorce from her husband in 1891 and awarded the custody of the three minor children. In 1895 the Court made an order allowing her $43 per month alimony, but this was afterward reduced to $32 per month. Since that time her husband has only paid her $120.

  In September 1, 1905, her attorney Hurst & Hurst, made a motion to revive the old judgment, with interest, which now amounts to about $4000. The Court ordered that an execution be issued, but N.A. HAWKINS, counsel for defendant, obtained a stay of order. The matter was argued last Saturday before Judge GADDIS and the attorney for the defendant attacked the original judgment on the ground that the Court had no jurisdiction.

  The matter was continued until Thursday for further hearing.

 

            DEATH ADDS TO WOE OF STRICKEN FAMILY

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 16 - John A. BLACK died at his home in this city early Sunday morning of stomach trouble. He had been sick for several years, but did not take to his bed until last June.

  Mr. Black was a native of Winchester, Illinois, aged 69 years. He went to Kansas in 1859 and was married in that State December 25, 1861. He and his wife came to California in 1862, first settling in Sutter County. They came to Yolo County in 1867 and lived in Knights Landing and Woodland ever since.

  His wife and three children - Charles BLACK, of Sacramento; Mrs. J. McCUTCHEON, of Jackson, Amador County, and Mrs. Lester ARMFIELD, of this city - survive him.

  The residence of the deceased is under quarantine, as the little child of Mr. and Mrs. ARMFIELD has diphtheria. Mr. Black was not exposed to the disease as he was outside of the house in a tent. Charles Black, the son living in Sacramento, is also quarantined in that city, one of his children having the same disease. Neither the wife of the deceased, his son Charles, nor his daughter, Mrs. Armfield, can attend the funeral, which will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the undertaking parlors of D.W. BEAN & Son.

 

            KILLED BY TRAIN

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 16 - Gonzo IWAMAGA, a Japanese boy about 19 years old, was run over and instantly killed by the Marysville local in this city yesterday noon.

  He had been to this city to attend the funeral of a fellow-countryman, who was buried yesterday morning. He was at the Japanese boarding-house, which is situated across the road, a block north of the depot. As the train reached that point he ran out to board it.

  From all accounts he evidently stumbled over the rail of a sidetrack and was precipitated under the moving wheels. His head was so crushed that he was unrecognizable and one arm was broken.

  Japanese picked up the remains and carried them into the boarding-house. Coroner KITTO was summoned and took charge of the remains. An inquest was held to-day.

 

            INJURIES FATAL

DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), October 16 - J.F. MATTIS, a Southern Pacific freight-car brakeman who was injured near here several days ago, died in San Francisco Saturday afternoon.

 

            GROUND TO DEATH UNDER TRAIN WHEELS

WEED (Siskiyou Co.), October 16 - De Witt Clinton GOLDSMITH, aged 90 years, was struck and killed by a train near here yesterday. Goldsmith was walking along the tracks, and did not notice the approaching locomotive. The warning whistle sounded, but Goldsmith was deaf and did not hear it. As the train neared him, he started to walk across the track, and was struck by the locomotive and ground to death beneath the wheels.

 

            CAPAY MAN DIES

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 16 - Abram L.. COLLINS, a resident of Capay Valley, died at the Parker House in this city early yesterday morning of Bright’s disease. He came to this city about two weeks ago for treatment. Deceased was a native of New York, 60 years old, and came to this county about fifteen years ago. His wife, three sons and two daughters survive him.

 

            OLD MAN KILLED FOR COIN HE CARRIED

Body Found in Feather River Shows Marks of Blows and Officers Think That Murder Was Committed

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 16 - On Saturday last The Bee printed an article relating to the disappearance of an elderly man, supposed to be named J. EDWARDS, and at the time it was felt that foul play was the cause of his disappearance.

  This idea is strengthened more than ever now, as early Sunday morning the remains of a man were found floating in the river, just below the bridge. It had caught on a rock, and was swaying back and forth. The Coroner was notified, and the body secured and brought to shore, where it was viewed by a Coroner’s jury, but no testimony will be taken in the case until this evening.

  Since Edwards’ disappearance it has been learned that the missing man told parties that he had a sum of money with him sufficient to keep him all Winter, and it is now believed the body found is that of the missing man, and that he was murdered by a companion who left here a few hours after he was questioned as to the old man’s whereabouts.

  On the head of the corpse there are marks as if from a blow with some sharp instrument, and on the throat are discolorations as if he had been grasped by the throat and choked.

  It is certainly a case for investigation, and looks very much like a foul murder.

 

            STABBED IN QUARREL OVER PRICE OF MEAL

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 16 - A trivial dispute which came near culminating in a murder occurred in the San Francisco Oyster House in the town Sunday morning.

  A young man named BARSTOW, who had been employed on the Northern Electric Railroad dined in the restaurant and a dispute arose between him and the proprietor as to whether he owed 35 cents, which he claimed, or 65 cents, which the proprietor claimed.

  Both parties became greatly excited and the proprietor, who is a Greek, attacked Barstow with a chair, knocking outside onto the sidewalk, and inflicting several ugly bruises on his arm and shoulder.

  When Barstow arose he drew a pocketknife and striking at the Greek cut him a severe gash across the back of the hand, and inflicted several slight wounds on the body.

  The parties were separated before any other injuries could be inflicted and the knife wielder was taken into custody by the Sheriff.

 

            DON’T WANT SALOONS NEAR RAILROAD LINE

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 16 - District Attorney SEXTON appeared before the Board of Supervisors on Saturday afternoon and announced his intention of drafting an ordinance, to be presented at their next meeting, which would prohibit the starting of a saloon within one mile of the scene of construction work on the Western Pacific Railroad at any point in this county.

  So many people have flocked into the immediate neighborhood, making attempts to secure licenses for road houses barely outside of the town limits, that the citizens have risen up almost en masse and demanded that these adventurers be kept out. The District Attorney was prevailed upon to take this step.

  There is little doubt that the Board will sanction and adopt the ordinance, as most of the members are known to be in favor of it.

 

            ENGINEER OLIVER AND W.P. RETURN THANKS

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 16 - The Chamber of Commerce is very much elated over a letter from Division Engineer Emory OLIVER, in which he expresses pleasure in notifying the Chamber that all agreements for a right of way over the dredger lands south of Oroville have been secured and, as he expresses it “nothing now stands in the way of railroad construction over these lands.”  He also tenders the thanks of the Western Pacific Company for the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce in its behalf, and says that the Company gives all the credit to the Chamber of Commerce for an amicable settlement for the rights of way over the property, as without the Chamber’s assistance there is (not legible) much costly litigation would have ensued.

            CUT THREE TIMES IN SALOON FIGHT

Barkeeper Slashes Man Who Assailed Him, and Also Accidentally Stabs Would-be Peacemaker in Hand

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 16 - Frank J. LUCID, a sewing machine agent with a penchant for strong drink, and a liking for trouble when in his cups, is under a physician’s care for three knife stabs inflicted by William IRWIN, a local barkeeper, last evening.

  Barney VAN BUSKIRK, the well-known sport promoter, who was acting in the role of peacemaker, has also use for the doctor, having received a bad gash in the back of the left hand during the melee, which took place between Lucid and Irwin.

  According to Irwin, the sewing machine agent, and a piano tuner named MARTIN, are incensed over a story Irwin has circulated regarding the disappearance of several flasks of liquor from a D Street hotel’s saloon during the time Irwin was taking a vacation and while he had a substitute in his place. Lucid found Irwin at the bar last evening, and abused him roundly, applying vile epithets and finally striking him in the face. The blow stunned Irwin, and while he was on the floor Lucid endeavored to kick him, but was prevented by Van Buskirk, who, at this juncture, sought to part the men.

  As Irwin regained his feet he brought his pocket-knife into play, and, in attempting to strike Lucid, he accidentally slashed Van Buskirk in the hand, and also cut the latter’s pantaloons. Lucid pressed the fight, despite the introduction of the knife, and received a bad gash in the shoulder, another in the wrist, and a third in the leg, requiring twenty stitches from the physician’s needle.

  The District Attorney has been asked to issue a complaint against Lucid, charging battery. Irwin has the reputation of being an inoffensive young man, and the eye-witnesses to last evening’s scrimmage place the blame on Lucid.

 

            PRICES FOR WOOL AT SATURDAY SALE

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 16 - Saturday, 216 bales more of the wool stored in the Association warehouse changed hands, leaving unsold about one-half of the clip which was on hand when the sale opened Friday. The total number of bales sold in the two days the sale lasted was 473. The highest price paid Saturday was 17 ½ cents, and this is the only one instance, being on a small lot of 335 pounds. During the forenoon the buyers and growers appeared at loggerheads, but in the afternoon business was brisk.

  A.M. RICE and J.A. PERKINS sold for 17 ½ cents; W.S. HARKEY for 17 cents; Mrs. M.J. BARRIE for 16 3/4 cents; L.F .JAMES and J.R. CATLETT for 16 cents; C.P. GILLETTE for 15 3/4 cents; J. BRADY, W.E. HUMPHREY and Daniel CAIN for 15 ½ cents; R.S. POWERS, Frank BROWN, Frank ALGER and H.H. AUSTIN for 15 cents; H. CHISM, George DEVOE and L. STRIPLIN for 14 1/2 cents; J.L. POTTLE, COPPIN Bros., 14 1/3 cents; C.H. THALL and J.N. HADDICK for 14 cents; W.A. CREPS for 13 3/4 cents, and S.B. BARRIE and A. DE COSSE for 13 cents.

 

            WM. TRAYNER DEAD

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 16 - Wm. TRAYNER, a pioneer resident of this county, passed away at the home of his nephew, J. Ross Trayner, Sunday, the result of dropsy and heart trouble.

  He was a brother of Mrs. Jane BROOKS, of Berkeley, who was at his bedside when the end came; of Samuel C. TRAYNER, of San Francisco, and John H. TRAYNER, of this city.

  Mr. Trayner was a native of Pennsylvania and 72 years of age. Up to the time his health began to fail deceased was a resident of Browns Valley. It is understood that his will provides liberally for his relatives.

 

            PIONEER WOMAN DEAD

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 16 - Sunday Mrs. E.D. HAPGOOD, formerly of Smartsville, where she resided over thirty years, departed this life in this city, aged 63 years. Mrs. W.H. FLICHER, of Pacific Grove; Mrs. SIMPKINS, of Smartsville, and Miss Teresa HAPGOOD, of this city, are daughters of deceased. A son, James HAPGOOD, and her husband, are the other surviving relatives. Mrs. Hapgood was a native of England.

 

            MRS. WALSH DEAD

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 16 - The relatives of Louis K. WALSH, a former resident of this city, have received the sad news of the death of his wife. Mrs. Walsh was only 36 years of age when the end came. The bereft husband is a traveling salesman for the Pacific Hardware Company of San Francisco.

 

            TRAMP PURSUED WOMAN TEACHER

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 16 - Miss Tessie WOOLDRIDGE, teacher of the Mount Pleasant school, seven miles west of this place, had an exciting time on Saturday, being pursued by a wild appearing and apparently demented tramp.

  The young woman was walking along the country road near the school when the man suddenly emerged from a clump of brush at the roadside. His sudden and unusual appearance startled Miss Wooldridge, who ran, pursued by the tramp, until she found refuge in a farm house. The tramp then disappeared.

  Residents of the vicinity are looking for a heavy cask carried by the man, which he dropped shortly after he began running after the young woman.

  The man camped at the school house the night before the occurrence, and the steps to the building showed signs of considerable blood. Much mystery is attached to the man’s presence and actions, and efforts are being made to discover him.

 

            BACK TO NEW MEXICO FOR TRIAL

Governor Pardee to-day honored the requisition of the Governor of New Mexico for the return of James NEVINS, wanted at Alamogordo on a charge of grand larceny in having stolen a diamond ring. Nevins is in custody in San Francisco, and will be taken back to New Mexico by Deputy Sheriff A.B. PHILLIPS. Nevins was out on bail awaiting trial when he fled to this State.

 

            CATCHING ELK WITH THE LASSO

BAKERSFIELD. October 16 - The second attempt of the year to transfer a drove of wild elk from the ranch of MILLER & LUX, a few miles from this city, to the Sequoia Park, was made Saturday morning, and as a result five big bucks were captured with lariats and are now on the way to the Park in good condition. About forty vaqueros from all portions of the valley are engaged in lassoing the elk. RODERIGUEZ, head vaguero for the land Company, captured the first elk and had his shoulder dislocated before he succeeded in throwing the big animal.

  About a year ago the first attempt was made to round up the elk which, for years past, have made the country in the vicinity of Button Willow their feeding ground. Two were transferred to the Park at that time. The work will be continued during the next few days.

 

            AN OPEN LETTER FROM WM. M. IVINS

NEW YORK, October 16 - In an open letter to George B. McCLELLAN and William Randolph HEARST, given out at Republican headquarters last night, William M. IVINS, the Republican candidate for Mayor, outlines his policy if elected, which includes:

 Independence of all organizations and individuals. Disregard of merely National party considerations in making appointments; retirement from all private business during his term; the acquirement by the city of all lapsed or forfeited franchise; the condemning by the Legislature of all existing gas plants under eminent domain, the city to take possession, and construction of a municipal light and power plant and a revision of public accounting.

    Mr. Ivins’ letter closes with an invitation to the other candidates to meet him on a common platform to discuss these and other issued of the campaign.

                                                                                               

            KILLED WHILE QUAIL HUNTING

SAN DIEGO, October 16 - Richard BRIDGEWATER, a restaurant keeper in this city, was accidentally shot and killed yesterday. In company with his son-in-law, William McMAHON, Bridgewater had gone quail hunting. The the time of the accident Bridgewater was sitting in the buggy, and McMahon was a short distance away. The dog that was with the two men left McMahon and ran back to the buggy, presumably in answer to a call from Bridgewater. The animal leaped into the buggy and almost instantly Bridgewater’s gun, lying on the floor of the vehicle, was discharged, the shot striking Bridgewater in the abdomen and head. When McMahon reached the scene Bridgewater was dead. The dog evidently discharged the gun when he leaped into the buggy, but just how will probably never be known. Bridgewater was an Englishman, about 50 years old.

 

GOVERNOR COMMUTES PRISONER’S SENTENCES

 Governor PARDEE has decided to take action in the cases of several prisoners convicted of robbery and sentenced to life imprisonment, because of prior convictions of petty offenses against them.

  Some years ago the law required that where prisoners charged with felony having a record of prior conviction of a misdemeanor against them should be sent to prison for life, while no provision was made for prisoners having prior felony convictions against them.

  Within the past two years Governor Pardee has received many letters from Judges pointing out the absurdity of such a law, and he has determined to take up a number of cases coming under this head.

  Accordingly he has decided to commute the sentence of B.W. HOLLAND, convicted of robbery in Oakland in 1895, and sent to prison for life, to twenty years.

  The life sentence of J.J. DONNELLY, convicted of robbery in San Francisco in 1894, is commuted so that Donnelly will be released about the middle of 1908.

  The life sentence of William WILSON, sent from Stockton in 1901 for life for a burglary committed there, is so commuted that he will be released after he has served nine years’ actual time.

  In these commutations Governor Pardee has been governed by the trial Judges as to the length of time the prisoner should serve. There are five or six similar cases awaiting the Governor’s action.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, October 17, 1905

Page 6

 

            FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER OF SCOTT

Jury Deliberates For Thirty Hours, However, Before Handing In The Verdict Against Ryan

QUINCY (Plumas Co.), October 17 - The case of The People vs. W.H. (Tip) RYAN, which has been occupying the attention of the Superior Court of this county since the 5th inst., was submitted to the jury Friday morning after a bitter fight, conducted by ex-Senator W.W. KELLOGG, in behalf of the defendant and District Attorney L.N. PETER for The People.

  The whole of Thursday was consumed in argument and the eloquent and ingenious plea of the defendant’s counsel was, in view of the great weight of evidence against his client, one of the most remarkable efforts ever delivered in the county.

  The evidence showed very clearly that because Fred SCOTT refused to extend the term of a lease held by the defendant on the Scott Mine, the latter beat the former to death with a pick handle.

  A strenuous effort was made to show that the cruel deed was done in self–defense, but two mortal wounds in the back of Scott’s head confirmed the testimony given by the 14-year-old son of the deceased, to the effect that his father was dealt the vital blows at a time when he had been rendered helpless by the defendant.

  The jury, after thirty hours of deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree and recommenced the defendant to the mercy of the Court.

  It is probable that Judge GOODWIN will pronounce sentence in a week from yesterday, at which time defendant’s counsel will present a motion in arrest of judgement and also for a new trial.

 

            STATUS OF ESTATE OF ADOLPH WEBER

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 17 - Adolph WEBER will not make any alteration in the conduct of his affairs, even though he is now the legal manager of his estate.

  John ADAMS, who has been his guardian as a minor, is still the choice of Weber as his agent, and a new guardianship will be made over the prisoner in a few days. In cases where men are sentenced for life to prison, the law deems theM disqualified to act in business affairs for themselves, and while Weber is under sentence of death, he stands in the same position as a life-termer.

  The Weber estates might be closed finally if it were not for the suit of RISENWEBER, the alleged brother of the prisoner’s father, who is claiming a share of the estate as an heir to Julius WEBER, the father of the prisoner. This case will come up some time next month and the prisoner’s appeal to the Supreme Court is expected to be heard during November.

 

            GETS SIX GREEKS FISHING FOR SALMON

Couldn’t Wait Few Hours For Season To Open and Will Pay Heavily For Their Haste And Greed.

RIO VISTA (Solano Co.), October 17 - Last Sunday evening between the hours of 8 and 10 o’clock. Deputy Fish Commissioner DAVIS captured six Greeks, three boats and six nets in Cache Slough. The Greeks were engaged in fishing for salmon out of season, it is alleged, as the season did not open until 12 o'clock midnight.

  The outfit was brought to this place and arraigned before Judge F.J. KALBER Monday morning. The Greeks gave the names of Frank BILLECI, V. BILLECI, Gaetino OLANDO, Gasper FONTERA, Rocco RUSSO and Salvador RUSSO. They were given the opportunity of putting up bonds in the sum of $250 each for their appearance in Court on next Friday when they will be given a hearing. At this writing they are still confined in the jail here, but it is expected the bonds will be furnished as soon as their friends in Black Diamond can be notified.

  For some years past the law in regard to fishing has been violated and no one seemed to take much interest in the matter until recently when the violation of the law became so open that even the citizens of the town could not fail to see it. The fishermen of this section began to protest, with the result that there has been “something doing.” The first arrest of any consequence was made by Game Warden George NEALE, of Sacramento, who went out of his territory and succeeded in capturing eight Greeks and their outfit for securing black bass, the Russos, who were arrested Sunday evening, being among the number. This case is still before the Superior Court of this county. Later other arrests were made by Deputy Davis, who has been in the vicinity for many days past. Mr. Davis reports that he had been on the lookout for anyone attempting to fish before the season opened and was rewarded by Sunday’s capture.

  Saturday evening and all day Sunday boats from Black Diamond and Collinsville came up the river, and took up quarters at the head of Cache Slough, to be ready for the opening season. The salmon, in their attempt to go up the Sacramento River, get into the Slough, which is much deeper than the Sacramento or its tributaries, and are unable to get out, unless the water should be high and they could enter the Yolo Basin and reach the upper river. The low stage of the river at present guaranteed the fishermen a good catch and several took a chance of getting it early.

  Davis came upon the Billeci brothers first, about 8 o’clock. Their boat was full of fish and their net out, it is said. One of the brothers gave the warning to those following, and the time lost in picking up the net, which was full of fish, allowed the other fishermen time to get away. Three nets were picked up, and later Davis made the capture of the other boats and nets.

  Most of the fishermen here give Davis credit for what he has done, and think he is trying to do his duty in regard to seeing that the law is enforced, but they have an idea that some one higher up gets something besides his salary, to protect the illegal fisherman, or there would not have been such flagrant violations of the law in the past, and no attention paid to protests.

 

            NOON-HOUR LAW IS NOT UPHELD

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), October 17 - Judge BARTLETT, in the Superior Court, has decided the mandamus proceedings brought by County Treasurer BREMER against County Auditor CARTER in favor of the former. The suit was a friendly one and was brought only to test the constitutionality of the new law that requires county officers who have deputies to keep their offices open continuously from 9 o’clock in the morning till 5 o’clock in the evening.

  County Treasurer Bremer, who has a regularly appointed deputy, who, however, receives no stated salary from the county, has never pretended to keep his office open during the noon hour. Auditor Carter, by a mutual understanding, refused to draw the salary warrant for August. Treasurer Bremer instituted mandamus proceedings. Judge Bartlett has granted the writ ordering the Auditor to draw the warrant. The decision, which is a long one, virtually decides that the State law is unconstitutional.

 

            KILLED IN ARIZONA

IRON MOUNTAIN (Shasta Co.), October 17 - Word was received here yesterday that Thomas A. HART, a miner who had been employed here for six years, up to two weeks ago, had been killed Saturday night in Jerome, Ariz., by falling down a shaft. When Joseph J. SHAW, foreman of the Iron Mountain Mine, went to Arizona two weeks ago to accept a similar position in the United Verde, Hart accompanied him. Hart was a married man. The widow, formerly Miss JACQUES, and a baby boy reside here. He was 26 years of age, and scores of friends in Shasta County regret his death.

 

            SAYS ZEITLER LIVES

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 17 - J.J. GUENTHERODT, the mining writer and prospector, annoyed at the skepticism with which his first announcement of Fred ZEITLER’s being alive was received, has been busy collecting evidence ever since. At the National stable last night he told a group of friends that the HUGHITT boys, of Gibsonville, saw the same man he saw last July. He was bound for the Idaho country at the time. Guentherodt is honestly certain that Zeitler is still alive.

 

            BOLD BANDIT ROBS GRASS VALLEY MAN

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), October 17 - About 11:45 last night a bold highwayman stopped and robbed Sampson HALES as the latter was on his way home, relieving him of $26.70. He then disappeared in the dark and made good his escape. Hales hurried back to the lighted portion of town and sounded an alarm. But a thorough search failed to locate the bandit.

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND THE BAY

 

Taking Testimony - Taking of testimony was concluded Monday in the trial of George A. WRIGHT, former Chief Deputy Internal Revenue Collector, accused of embezzlement. Arguments began to-day.

 

Whalers Returning - The first home-coming vessels of the Pacific Whaling fleet are expected to arrive in San Francisco the last of this week. The grizzled veterans of the formerly prosperous industry are every year growing fewer and the prize they pluck from their chase more precarious. This year in particular the hardy seafarers are doomed to disappointment, even if they had a successful season as far as the number of whales captured is concerned. It is said that there is as least 10,000 barrels of whale oil unsold from last season’s catch.

 

May Identify Her - The Berkeley police believe that they will soon establish the identity of the woman who assisted in planning a murder in that town.

 

San Francisco Registration - The San Francisco clerical force of the Department of Elections completed yesterday the work connected with the recording of changes of residence of persons registered for the coming election, and the Registrar gave out corrected figures as to the total registration and the registration by Assembly Districts. The total number of residents to vote at the coming election is 97,792.

 

Laying New Track - Southern Pacific surveyors are running a line for a proposed switch, connecting what is styled the narrow-gauge road with the mail line at Elmhurst. The narrow gauge runs near the San Leandro Bay shore, a considerable distance south of Elmhurst, and on into Alameda.

 

Dropped Dead - E.E. BROWN, of 1608 Devisadero Street, an insurance man, fell dead at the corner of Geary Street and Grant Avenue, San Francisco, about 5 o’clock last evening. Heart failure is thought to have been the cause of death.

 

Sentenced for Bigamy - George A. JACKSON, a young teamster convicted of bigamy, was sentenced by Judge LAWLOR yesterday to pay a fine of $1000 and to serve two years in San Quentin. He pleaded guilty on April 18, 1904, and was allowed to go on probation. On October 8th, when the case was called, he failed to appear, and the Judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

 

Trying to Explain - G.W. RUMBLE, whose activity as the promoter of the Sunset Mining Company, owner of the Old Glory Mine of Butte County, caused his conviction in the Federal Court for using the United States mails to defraud, was on the stand in Judge GRAHAM’s Court, San Francisco, yesterday, trying to explain what has become of some $300,000 received by him through the sales of stock.

 

Granted a Franchise - There was a dramatic scene in the Oakland City Council Chamber last night when Councilman THURSTON, upon whom devolved the decisive vote upon the final passage of the ordinance granting a franchise to the Home Telephone Company, declared his intention to vote in the affirmative and thus defeated the efforts of the Pacific State Telephone Company to prevent competition by the new corporation. The lobby shouted and cheered, as Thurston made his announcement.

 

Forced to Resign - Charles P. WARREN, at Alameda, chief clerk in the ticket auditor’s department of the Southern Pacific in the Company’s building at Fourth and Townsend Streets, San Francisco, was forced to resign yesterday. C.B. SEGER, auditor of the Company, with offices in the Merchant’s Exchange building, is responsible for Warren’s official downfall. Warren is the second man within the past seven months to be removed form that job. Yesterday afternoon A.A. POSTEL was made chief clerk.

 

Girl Missing - Since last Wednesday evening pretty 19-year-old Edna GRAW, a waitress in the Victor restaurant, has been missing from Oakland. Encircling her disappearance are a number of mysterious circumstances, which, coupled with the girl’s reputation for modesty and good character, leads her mother, Mrs. S. SENRINIO, to believe that she was enticed away and has perhaps met foul play.

 

Methodists Stand With Partridge - John S. PARTRIDGE, the fusion candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, received yesterday the unanimous support of the Methodist ministers of San Francisco at their weekly meeting in the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, Mission Street.

 

 

            DIED FULL OF YEARS

SAN JOSE, October 17 - Henry SEARS, retired head of the firm of H. Sears & Company, a large wholesale house on Wabash Avenue, Chicago, died this morning at his home in this city, aged 90 years. Mr. Sears retired form active connection with his firm in 1883, settling near San Jose, where he had since resided in a beautiful orchard home. He was a man of estimable character. He leaves two married daughters.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, Oct., 18, 1905

Page 6

 

            ROBBERY CHARGE AGAINST CASKEY

Now Light Will Be Thrown On A Strange Case

Prisoner Brought Wounded and Despoiled Man to Auburn Hospital for Treatment

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 18 - The case of the People against John CASKEY, charged with robbing Fred VENZKE, at Bald Mountain, in August, was begun before Judge PREWETT this morning.

  District Attorney ROBINSON is assisted in the prosecution by Attorney George W. HAMILTON. W.H. SLADE is Caskey’s counsel.

  The defendant would have preferred more time to prepare his case, but as the witnesses come from remote mountain regions, which will soon be inaccessible on account of snow, the Court insisted that the case be tried on this date. It is now thought the case will be completed in two days.

  The prisoner has not given out what his defense will be, but from other sources it is learned that Caskey will set up self-defense, claiming that Venzke was the aggressor in a quarrel between the two men over wages; that Venzke fired on him with a pistol, and that he then grabbed a shotgun and retaliated by shooting the prosecuting witness in the leg.

  The prosecution claims that the scene of the shooting bears no evidence of such an affray having taken place, as will be claimed by the defendant. On the other hand, it is claimed that the material evidence about the cabin go to substantiate Venzke’s story.

  The story told by Venzke after the shooting was a strange one. It was to the effect that on leaving his cabin Caskey went in, got his gun and shot him in the leg, demanding money. After giving him what he had, Venzke saved his life, which Caskey threatened, he claims, by promising not to inform on his assailant if he would take him to the hospital here. The bargain was struck, and Venzke was true to it for a day or so, Caskey meanwhile remaining in Auburn and spending his alleged ill-gotten gains. This is the substance of Venzke’s story.

 

            BOWEN HELD ON MURDER CHARGE

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), October 18 - Because he can not give $5000 bail required, A.O. BOWEN must lie in the County Jail to await trial in the Superior Court on the charge of murdering his wife near Greenview on September 29th. The preliminary examination, begun Monday afternoon in Justice of the Peace THOMAS’ Court, was concluded yesterday afternoon. Judge Thomas held Bowen to answer to the higher Court.

  The defense presented no evidence. The prosecution put on the stand George WHIPPLE, brother-in-law of Bowen, to whom the defendant surrendered at Oro Fino, Wednesday, October 4; John CHAMPAIGN, who saw Bowen directly after the surrender, and Maud and Earl, children of Mrs. Bowen by her first marriage.

  Bowen was represented at the examination by counsel. The prisoner apparently took no interest in the proceedings.

 

            NEW ALARM SYSTEM

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 18 - After months of delay the installation of the signal phone fire-alarm system is now complete, the finishing touches having been made in the past two days by the electricians putting in the tower striker and an automatic indicator board. This new system has been installed at a cost of $3150. It consists of twenty alarm boxes, located in the different parts of the town, which are connected with the indicator in the engine room. In addition to furnishing a means for quickly conveying an alarm, these boxes can be used as telephones, as each box is provided with such an instrument. The arrangement is such that the mechanism cannot get out of repair without the fact becoming immediately known to the firemen.

 

            LIPPINCOTT’S VISIT

MARYSVILLE (Yuba CO.), October 18 - Supervising Engineer J.B. LIPPINCOTT, of the Reclamation Service of the United States Geological Survey accompanied by S.G. BENNETT, the engineer in charge of reclamation work in the Sacramento Valley, paid a visit to this section to-day and inspected the points which will become of concern to them as the work advances. They spent the greater portion of to-day in an inspection of the Government barrier and cut-off on Yuba River and left late this afternoon for Red Bluff, whence they will proceed down the Valley on the west side of the Sacramento River.

 

RIGHT OF WAY MEN

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 18 - Chairman SPERRY, of the Chamber of Commerce, has decided upon the following as members of the Committee to aid, in behalf of Marysville, in securing free rights of way in Yuba County for the John Martin electric railway: Will J. BOWEN, James O’BRIEN and C.F. BOARDMAN.

 

            NOT INCLINED TO PROSECUTE

Bishop, Who Shot At Kerr, Is Out Of Jail

Men Tell Conflicting Stories But Police Are Inclined to Agree With the Latter

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 18 - There is small chance of a complaint being lodged against Deputy Constable BISHOP, who, on Monday afternoon, attempted to shoot W.S. KERR, a lawyer of this city. Kerr is very reticent, and does not seem inclined to urge the matter further.

  Each says the other was the assailant. Bishop alleges that Kerr was continually poaching upon the Bidwell lands which he (Bishop) is hired to guard, and that he has given Kerr, who is somewhat of a hunstman, fair warning to keep off the forbidden ground. He claims that on last Thursday he caught Kerr encamped on Chico Creek and ordered him to leave the premises. He further states that on Monday, when the shooting occurred, he was remonstrating with Kerr, when the attorney attacked him and that the shooting was done in self defense.

  Kerr, on the other hand, maintains that Bishop has had a grudge against him for some time and that the assault was entirely uncalled for. He considers Bishop demented, he says. His opinion is also held by the police, who say that Bishop in an unfit person to be allowed to carry a weapon and that his appointment should be revoked.

  At a late hour last evening Bishop was released from jail.

 

            SIGNAL CORPS QUITS BENICIA FOR OMAHA

BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 18 - The news that Benicia will be abandoned as a Signal Corps post and given but two companies of the Fourth Infantry, has created a great deal of talk at the barracks. It is said that Omaha will be the seat of the Signal Corps headquarters, and that all experiments and tests made in wireless telegraphy will be conducted there.

  Such a change will be deeply regretted by the whole town, as the number of men stationed here will be materially decreased. The post will not even be made infantry headquarters as was at first proposed.

  Fifty men of Company H have already gone to Omaha to complete important experiments in field work, under different climactic conditions, and it is said that these will shortly be followed by as many more.

 

            ROBS FATHER AND LEAVES HIS HOME

BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 18 - Indignant because of a fancied wrong done him by his father, 16-year-old Willie GOULART, a bright Portuguese boy of this city, left his home Sunday night, after taking $25 from the till of his father’s saloon.

  It seems that the boy had been annoying a neighbor, and on complaint being made to the father, he was given a whipping. Shortly after this he took the money from the cash drawer and left for town. He was last seen by Haswell MERLE, in whose company he walked from the vicinity of his home, though no mention was made of any trouble or of his intention of running away.

  Goulart discovered that the boy was gone when he went to call him Monday morning. The officers were at once notified and a search made. It is presumed that he took a train out of town late last night. He wore a gray suit and black shoes and hat when last seen.

 

            DENIED RETRIAL

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 18 - There will be no retrial of the Keswick “smoke case” in the Shasta County Superior Court. Perry MARK and several other farmers living across the river brought suit last January against the Mountain Copper Company for heavy damages alleged to have been caused by Keswick smelter smoke.  The decision went against the farmers, who have since fought hard to get a new trial. Judge HEAD denied Tuesday the motion for a new trial. It is now understood that the farmer plaintiffs will appeal to the Supreme Court.

 

            WAITING FOR THE GOVERNOR

Pardee’s Visit To Redding And New Judgement

Now Looks as Though Justice of Peace Bush Would Get Judicial Place Long Held Up

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 18 - It looks now as though George W. BUSH, Justice of the Peace of Redding Township, would receive the endorsement of the County Republican Central Committee for the appointment of Judge of the Second Department of the Shasta County Superior Court. The endorsement, when actually made, is supposed to be equivalent to a nomination by Governor PARDEE.

  Although not a member of the Committee, District Attorney DOZIER has great influence with a majority of members, if he does not actually control them. He is close to the Governor, who once saw fit to honor him with the appointment and it is only in the natural order of events that Dozier should have much influence with the Governor in the choice of a second man.

  It is the current talk among the politicians that Dozier was disposed to favor SHANAHAN in spite of the latter’s Democracy and it was only late Monday evening that Dozier was prevailed upon to stand from under Shanahan and make way for George W. Bush. General TILLOTSON has said openly and frankly that he would not have the Judgeship under any consideration. He, too, has influence with the Governor, and it is understood that his influence will go in favor of George W. Bush, who, with Shanahan out of the way, has a clear field ahead of him.

  Governor Pardee will be in Redding week after next to attend the Teachers’ Institute. It is presumed that he will then have leisure enough to get down close to the Republican heart and do a little politics. The Governor, by approving the second Judgement bill, has made a bad mess of it with the people, and no appointment, no matter how meritorious, can make a bad thing good.

  The bill was signed last March with an understanding on his part that Shasta County was sorely in need of a second Judge. If the county was in such great need, ask many, why has he waited six months since Dozier’s declination to consider the appointment which has not even yet been made?

  The question of the Second-Department will enter largely into county politics next Fall, and the Republican who receives the appointment to the superfluous position will have a rocky road to travel to secure the election.

 

            WILL ENTERTAIN GOVERNOR PARDEE

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 18 - Tuesday, October 31, will be Governor’s Day in Redding. Governor PARDEE has promised to address the Shasta County Teachers’ Institute on that day. In the evening a reception will be tendered him.

  The Native Daughters and Native Sons will assist in the entertainment. McCloud Parlor, No. 149 Native Sons, has appointed a Committee for that purpose. The Committee is composed of F.M. SWASEY, George W. BUSH, James G. ESTEP, R.E. COLLINS, J.J. DAILEY and Dempee LACK. The Native Daughters have not yet appointed their Committee.

 

            WEDS OROVILLE MAN

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 18 - The wedding of Miss Hazel DENIO, of Vallejo, and Harry G. PEAKE, of Oroville, will be solemnized this evening at the Cornell Baptist Church in this city. Miss Denio is one of the most popular girls here and is a graduate of the Vallejo High School. Mr. Peake is draughting engineer for W.P. HAMMON, the well-known dredge mine operator.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday, October 19, 1905

Page 6

 

            3200 VOLTS WENT THROUGH HIS BODY

Former Woodland Man Barely Escapes Death While At Work At Hammon On Yuba River Near Marysville

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 19 - A young man named D.J. MORRISON, a recent arrival from San Francisco, and a former resident of Woodland, while working among the electric wires in the loft of the substation of the Bay Counties Power Company at Hammon last evening received an electrical shock and serious injuries. The attending physician thinks his escape from instant death miraculous.

  Morrison’s left foot and right hand are frightfully burned, his body having formed a current for 3200 volts of the electricity. It was with some difficulty that Morrison’s fellow employes rescued him from the compartment in which he met the accident.

  The patient was brought to Marysville to-day in order that he might be near his physicians. The latter now have hope of his recovery.

  Eyewitnesses say that only a flash passed through Morrison’s body, else the result would have been fatal.

 

            TWO PRISONERS ARE SENTENCED

SUISUN (Solano Co.), October 10 - John P. EMERSON, accused of passing a forged check on C.M. HALL, of Cordelia, was permitted to plead guilty to a minor charge yesterday and sentenced to six months in the County Jail. Leniency was shown Emerson because of his wife, who is in a delicate condition.

  T.S. VAN LINDT, who hired a horse from a Dixon stable and tried to sell it in Sacramento, pleaded guilty to grand larceny yesterday and was sentenced to one year in San Quentin. Van Lindt said he was drunk when he committed the offense. He is a young man and Judge HARRIER was inclined to show him as much leniency as possible.

 

            CHANGES HIS MIND

SUISUN (Solano Co.), October 19 - Austin MARINE, charged with grand larceny, robbing Thos. STOKTES of $10 in a Suisun saloon some weeks ago, was arraigned Monday. He asked for and was granted two days in which to plead. Yesterday he pleaded not guilty and his trial was set for November 2d. Immediately after his arrest for the crime, Marine confessed to the officers. He now seems to have changed his mind.

 

            WILSON TO TEACH IN AN IONE SCHOOL

McCarty Litigation Over El Dorado Superintendency And Stoppage of Salary, Forces the Move

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), October 19 - A new phase of the long-drawn-out election contest between T.E. McCARTY and S.B. WILSON for the office of Superintendent of Public Schools of this county has made itself manifest owing to a recent decision of the Supreme Court - the fifth in this case - the salary of Mr. Wilson has been held up awaiting the final decision of the cause. Wilson had been drawing a salary up until August of this year. With the sinews of war thus cut off, Wilson had to turn to other sources of income to provide his living. He was offered and accepted the Principalship of School No. 3, at Ione, and leaves for that institution as soon as he finishes his duties in relation to the Teachers’ Institute now in session in this city, probably on Monday next.

  How long the contest will survive is a problem, as neither Wilson nor McCarty show the slightest signs of quitting. Wilson has appointed two deputies to look after the office during his absence, Mrs. Wilson and Wm. F. BRAY. By the time the suit is ended, it will have cost the litigants a pretty penny, and the winner will not be winner for much except the honor.

  It is nearly three years now, since the action was commenced, and it may last out the full term. The first decision of the Superior Court was in favor of Wilson. McCarty appealed and the Supreme Court reversed the lower Court and sent the case back for a new trial. The decision in the new trial favored McCarty and then Wilson appealed. This appeal is now pending. In the meantime four mandamus proceedings went before the Supreme Court, the last of which shut off the salary. Hence Mr. Wilson’s latest move.

 

            MISS DENIO WIFE OF OROVILLE MAN

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 19 - One of the most interesting weddings, briefly referred to in yesterday’s Bee, that has ever taken place in Vallejo, the bride being well known throughout Superior California, was solemnized in Cornell Baptist Church last night when Henry Garfield PEAKE, the popular draughting engineer for W.P. HAMMON, dredge mine operator of Oroville, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Hazel Baldwin DENIO, niece of Master Mason M.H. DENIO, Yards and Docks Department, Mare Island Navy Yard, and daughter of Mrs. Alice DENIO, Vallejo. The Rev. H. Warren NICE performed the wedding ceremony. Over 200 guests were invited to the wedding.

  The bride’s maid of honor was Miss Lily WRIGHT, an esteemed school teacher of Benicia, the bridemaids being Miss Violet WINIGER, daughter of County Treasurer WINIGER; Misses Ethel LOUDON, and Ara BRUEGEE, of Vallejo, and Miss SWEED, of Petaluma. The groom’s best man was George ELLIOTT, of Oroville. Visitors were present from Oroville, Marysville, San Francisco, Benicia and Petaluma. The church was one mass of blossoms and smilax, the ceremony taking place beneath an immense floral bell.

  The bride was born and educated here at the High School, and afterwards went to Hopkins University in San Francisco. The Delta Nu Society of that University sent her a massive silver chafing dish as a present. The ushers were Kullman SALZ and Stanley CHISHOLM, of Benicia, and Albert CASPER and Robert PARKS of Vallejo. The presents to the bride were over 200 in number. The happy couple left for Southern California, and on returning will reside in Oroville until Mr. Peake concludes his work there, and will then reside in Milwaukee, where the groom’s parents are prominent residents.

 

            DIED JUST BEFORE DATE OF WEDDING

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 19 - An unusually sad death occurred in this city yesterday, when Miss Cora L. BROWN passed away in the twenty-first year of her age and within a few days of the date fixed for her wedding.

  With her parents and brothers and sisters the young woman formerly lived near the Olive Hill Colony, near Honcut. Since their removal to this city, she had made friends who received with regret the news of her death. Her illness covered a space of ten weeks. It is said that a bite she received from a dog when a young girl has been a recurring source of trouble to her.

  Beside her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BROWN, the surviving relatives are Miss May BROWN, of Illinois; Mrs. Thomas LYNCH, of Seattle; Dora and Hazel BROWN, of this city, and the following brothers - James, Charles, William, Frank and Edward, of this city, and Walter Brown of San Francisco.

 

            LARGE AND EARLY CROP OF ORANGES

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 19 - Dr. H.J. HEPBURN, President of the newly-organized Butte County Citrus Association, gives out the statement that the local orange crop this season is the most promising one in several years, and there is every indication that the fruit will be in condition to market earlier than usual. It is confidently expected that picking and packing will begin by the 1st of November. Elaborate preparations have been made for handling the crop and packing can begin at any time tht crop is in readiness.

 

            CLUBS INDIAN WOMAN

CEDARVILLE (Modoc Co.), October 19 - While under the influence of liquor, Jerry GOODWIN, of this place, attacked an Indian and his mahala and inflicted a painful and serious injury upon the woman. It seems that Goodwin was mad with drink when he assaulted the Indians, using a beer bottle as a weapon. He struck the mahala over the head, laying the skull bare and rendering her unconscious for some time. As yet Goodwin is at large, and it is feared that unless he is soon arrested and punished he will be dealt with by “Indian law,” which will not be lenient.

 

            GRIDLEY PEOPLE WED

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 19 - R.C. WARSTELL and Miss Mary WICKMAN, both of Gridley, were married here yesterday by Rev. R.K. HANN, of the Congregational Church. The bride is the daughter of George WICKMAN, one of Gridley’s wealthiest and most respected citizens, and the groom holds an important position with the Bay Counties Power Company. The couple left on the noon train for San Francisco.

 

            VENZKE MAY FEAR KNOWLEDGE OF CASKEY

Defense In Queer Trial at Auburn Asserts This Caused the Trouble and the Present Prosecution

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 19 - The prosecution of the CASKEY robbery case finished its evidence yesterday. Venzke repeated his strange story of the affair, and was unshaken in its detail, being positive in his statements.

  The counsel for the defense attacked the veracity of the witness and declared that he proposed to show that Venzke’s reputation was not good. He intimated that his methods at the mine were known to Caskey and that it was this that had caused the trouble between the two men, and that Venzke was now anxious to convict his client in order to get him out of the way. Venzke was questioned as to why he did not make the assault upon him known before he reached this city, as he had ample opportunity to do. Witness replied that he was afraid of Caskey, and that it was not until he was safely housed in the hospital that he felt safe in revealing the true state of affairs.

  The testimony of J.H. SKINNER substantiated Venzke’s statements. Skinner was the first one to reach the Venzke cabin after the shooting. He had been requested to go there by Caskey, who was on his way to Canada Hill to get assistance for the wounded man. Venzke would give the witness no explanation as to ow he had been shot, and asked him several strange questions. He finally asked the witness if he would stand as his protector in case of any trouble, which witness promised to do.

  Much time was taken up regarding the alleged forgeries by Caskey. A small fragment of one of the checks which Caskey tore up and threw upon the ground after the shooting was offered in evidence. The checks were drawn on the American National Bank of San Francisco. The firearms used in the shooting and about the cabin were also offered.

  John HUTCHINSON told of what he saw at the Venzke cabin after the assault. He had visited Caskey in jail and advised him to make a confession. The prisoner had replied that he “didn’t give a d— whether he got twenty or ninety years.” Witness was pressed by defendant’s counsel as to whether he was not anxious to see the prisoner convicted, and he replied that he was.

  While there has never been any doubt as to Venzke having been shot by the defendant, the past relationship between the men is puzzling.

  James DODDS, of Westville, who conducts a hotel there, where Venzke and Caskey stayed over night on their way to this city, testified that Venzke had requested Caskey to draw a check there, which he did, and was signed by Venzke and given to Dodds in payment for their transportation and meals. Dodds testified that Venzke’s reputation was not good.                   

  This morning Caskey took the stand in his own behalf. He said he went to Venzke’s cabin on the morning of the day the latter was hurt and found him wounded, lying on the ground. In reply to a question by him, Venzke sais his dog had knocked over his gun, which was leaning against the cabin, discharging it, the load striking him in the leg.

  The prosecution sprang a surprise in the shape of a copy of an alleged letter written by Caskey to his sister, in which he is quoted as stating that during a quarrel with Venzke the latter fired at him and that he then shot, striking his enemy in the leg.

  Caskey denies most emphatically that he wrote the letter.

  All the testimony was heard this morning, Court adjourning at noon until 2 o’clock this afternoon, when arguments began. It is thought the case will go to the jury this evening and also that a verdict will be rendered.

 

            MAY REBUILD RESORT

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 19 - Mrs. C.B. GARDNER, a wealthy woman of New York, has bonded eight mining claims in Eastern Shasta County, on the western slope of Mount Lassen, and located fifteen other claims in the same district for the purpose, it is understood, of establishing a Summer resort and sanitarium. The price to be paid for the eight claims under the bond is $20,000. The twenty-three placers lie in a region where sulphur springs abound. The “mines” certainly contain no gold, though there is an abundance of sulphur in the soil upon which to found a mineral location.

 

            WILL REPORT ON DEBRIS QUESTION

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.) ,October 19 - Dr. G.K. GILBERT, the expert of the United States Geological Survey who is especially detailed to report on the debris question, has gone to the properties of the North Bloomfield and Eureka Lake Companies. He is now engaged in studying erosion at what is close to its source.

   In the meantime, a deputy named BAKER, who is stationed on the Lower Yuba, is taking two-foot contours on the river canyon above the Government dam. His survey is being very carefully “tied” to existing surveys and monuments and is expected to result in a first-class topographical map. The purpose of this work is to determine the storage capacity of the Yuba below The Narrows.

  Dr. GILBERT had been in and around Grass Valley for several days before starting on his present trip and made a number of photographs. Where roads have cut into the sides of the mountains, in particular, he has made measurements and taken pictures, as these road cuts give valuable information on the subject of erosion.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

October 21 1905

Page 6

 

            SHOT HIS FRIEND FOR A BURGLAR

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), October 21 - Sixteen-year-old Joe WOODS, of Oakland, where he is employed as a messenger, dropped into Lodi yesterday morning on an early freight train and with two companions went to pay a call to his friend, Mike GONYOU, a resident here. Gonyou was not expecting visitors, and when his dog barked loudly, he awoke and went to the back door. Opening it slightly he perceived three men holding a consultation, and thinking they were devising ways and means to burglarize his house, Gonyou shot at the feet of young Woods, and the bullet from the 45-caliber revolver went through his foot. Woods howled with pain and cried out Gonyou’s surname, and then the shooter recognized him. He hastily procured a doctor, who dressed the wound. The victim will be out of bed in a couple of weeks.

 

            QUITS THE RING

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), October 21 - Jack CLIFFORD, the prize-fighter, who was defeated by Willie O’BRIEN, a week ago , is in real life John TRENBERTH, a young Cornish blacksmith, raised here in the mines. His wife, too, is a Grass Valley-bred girl. Trenberth has given up prize-fighting, and is going to-morrow with his wife to Douglas, Ariz., where he will become part owner in a hotel owned by his wife’s father, who now resides there.

 

            DORA ADAMS CAUGHT

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 21 - Dora ADAMS, wanted here for grand larceny, was arrested last night in San Francisco and a local officer will bring her to the city jail this afternoon. The Adams woman was a well-known character in the Vallejo tenderloin district. When she left, saying she was going to Reno, she took with her, it is alleged, the belongings of others. She was traced to San Francisco.

 

            MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORD

Licenses Issued In The Various Counties and Decrees, Final and Interlocutory, Made By The Courts

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 21 - County Clerk BATCHELDER made more than the usual list of applicants happy this week by issuing marriage licenses to the following-named parties:

 Ambrose Preston DIVEN, native of Texas, aged 44, and Mary Susannah WOODWARD, aged 32, both of Chico; Raymond C. WALSTELL, age 23, and Mary E. WICKMANN, aged 24, both of Gridley; Walter M. BREEDEN, aged 27, of Chico, and Maud W. HUGHES, aged 20, of Alameda; Charles H. WILLIAMS, aged 23, and Laura E. LEGALLE, aged 20, both of Oroville.

  In the divorce Court but one case was entered. Monira HILL was granted an absolute decree of divorce from John W. HILL.

            SHASTA COUNTY

REDDING, October 21 - Three marriage licenses were issued during the present week, the following couples receiving them: George Wheeler WILLIAMS, aged 27, and Alma KERN, aged 23, both of Redding; Frank M. KASSHAFER, aged 26, of Jacksonville, Or., and Carrie A. KING, aged 25, of Edgewood, Siskiyou County; Frank RILEY, aged 30, and Fanny SCHOLES ,aged 22, both of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County.

  Belle BORING received an interlocutory decree of divorce from William F. BORING. Sadie SCHOLES received the same kind of a decree in her divorce action against George W. SCHOLES.

            YOLO COUNTY

WOODLAND, October 21 - The following marriage licenses were issued by County Clerk HADSELL this week:

  Edward Everett BURGESS, age 23, of Marysville, and Mabel Irene MALCOLM, age 19, of Woodland; Frank WEIDNER, aged 37, of Dunnigan, and Mary C. JAMISON, aged 27, of Arbuckle; Edward E. HUDSON, age 27, and Laura A. WATERBURY, age 24, both of Clarksburg; Henry E. FRANKLIN, age 43, and Sarah A. HOBBS, age 51, both of Bartlett Springs.

            NEVADA COUNTY

NEVADA CITY, October 21 - Marriage licenses during the last week have been issued by County Clerk ARBOGAST, to the following: Simon C. HIERONIMUS, aged 28 years, a resident of Nevada City, and Lenore Florence CALANAN, 21, a resident of Columbia Hill, both natives of California; James McMURRER, 39, a native of Canada, and Mrs. Lila MARTENS, 32, a native of California, both residents of North Bloomfield; J.E. HIPPERT, 25, a resident of Graniteville, and Gertrude TRAVIES, 19, a resident of Nevada City, both natives of California.

            PLACER COUNTY

AUBURN, October 21 - Marriage certificates were issued this week as follows: Albert RALSTON, 25, and Rose Vincent DOHERTY, 19, both of Bath; Charles A. TUTTLE, 26, and Edith S. GLOVER, 18, both of Auburn; Levy F. LANDES, 24, and Emma D. ORSOLINE, 24, both of Rocklin; Orville H. PACKER of San Francisco, 21, and Emma T. GOULD of Newcastle, 18.

            EL DORADO COUNTY

PLACERVILLE, October 21 - The following marriage license was issued this week by the County Clerk of this county: W.A. PAYTON, aged 27, of Amador, and Grace E .WILSON, aged 23, of El Dorado.

            YUBA COUNTY

MARYSVILLE, October 21 - Marriage licenses were issued in Yuba County this week as follows: Charles H. HILLIS and Mrs. Catherine H. WEIS, both of Grimes Landing, Colusa County; Dr. Jackson L. MARTIN, of Fresno, and Miss Elizabeth KIRK, of Marysville, formerly of Chillicothe, Missouri.

  In the divorce suit of Ruby L. LEWIS vs. Oliver LEWIS, the final decree of separation has been made.

  The engagement is announced of V.W. COOLEY and Miss Lottie LITTLEJOHN, both of Sutter County.

  Six well-known couples of this city will approach Hymen’s shrine as the new year is ushered in.

 

            COLORED MEN FORM ODD FELLOW LODGE

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 21 - The colored men of this city and vicinity have organized a Lodge of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. It starts with a membership of twenty-two. This is the first Lodge of its kind in Yolo County and there are only eighteen in California.  They will organize Tuesday evening. Grand Treasurer D.A. JOHNSON, of Sacramento; District Grand Secretary A.D. JONES, of Oakland, and other officers of the Grand Lodge will be present, also delegations from other Lodges from surrounding towns.  The Lodge at Marysville will have charge of the initiatory ceremonies.

 

            DESCRIPTION OF THE DE LA MAR BANDITS

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 21 - Sheriff RICHARDSON is now confident that the two men who were traced from near the scene of the De La Mar stage hold-up to the Balls Ferry bridge and there lost track of are the bandits who are responsible for the death of Dan HASKELL, express messenger. One of them, who was seen by Ed. DURFOR, the driver, fired the fatal shot. The other, who was not seen pulled the string that signaled to the first that the treasure-laden stage was approaching.

  Sheriff Richardson has a fairly accurate description of the men. He is now issuing the customary offers of reward. The bandits are described as follows:

 No. 1 - About 5 feet, 11 inches tall, walks erect, rather broad shouldered, tapers from shoulders down; light complexion, light or sandy mustache, sandy hair, cheeks under eyes very fair and has small pit marks; when walking draws his hands up, slightly swinging his arms; if he sees you looking at him is apt to turn his head after you pass; dressed in pepper-and-salt suit, with small stripes through it, black hat; is about 40 years old; very alert in his movements.

  No. 2 - Looks like a half-breed or Mexican, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weight about 130 pounds, black mustache, age about 40 years, square shoulders, rather round body, full chest, dressed in black suit, square cut coat, black hat; walks with rolling gait when walking slowly.

 

            HER LATEST SCHEME

REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 21 - It has just been discovered here that the Mrs. C.B. GARDNER, a wealthy New York woman who has bonded eight sulphur claims on the west slope of Mount Lassen and located fifteen more in the same region, announcing that she will establish upon them an elaborate Summer and health resort, is none other than Clara Belle McDONALD GARDNER, who was behind a railroad enterprise that has Scott Valley, Siskiyou County, for its field of operations.

  That scheme, however, appears to have gone glimmering, all surveying having been stopped and the men left unpaid. The last heard here of the woman was a San Francisco dispatch saying she had locked herself in a room in a hotel there to prevent officers from serving papers on her.

            FELL BENEATH TRAIN

KENNETT (Shasta Co.), October 21 - In attempting to crawl under the north-bound passenger train and steal a ride, a man named MITCHELL fell beneath the wheels at Central Spur, just above Keswick, last evening. His right arm was cut off near the shoulder and other injuries were received.

  Mitchell was taken aboard the train and brought here. He is now in the Mammoth Copper Company’s hospital and in a very critical condition. He is out of his head and consequently can give no account of himself. His first name and place of residence are not now known. He is aged about 35 and appears to be a working man, rather than a tramp.

 

            BIG BEAN CROP

YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), October 21 - In an interview with some of the bean raisers of No. 70 district yesterday, The Bee reporter was informed that all the bean crop of that district has been saved. The Fall months have been admirable for saving the crop. In some cases as high as forty sacks to the acre have been realized. On the MARKLEY tract alone fully 500 acres have been harvested.

 

            NOT ENOUGH HOUSES TO SUPPLY DEMAND

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 21 - Never before in the history of the town has there been such a demand for artisans of all kinds, especially carpenters, plumbers and plasterers. There are nearly a dozen residences in course of construction, outside of the work of replacing the buildings in the burned district, the work being done on the Northern Electric Railroad bridge across the Feather River and the half dozen buildings being put up by the Utah Construction Company.

  In most cases, there being such a demand for residences, the houses are rented before the foundations are even laid, and as a consequence rent is extremely high.

  A new three-story brick structure is being planned, and it is reported that S.N. FELDHEIM, owner of the new Union Theater, one of the most modern of its kind in the north, will cut up the building into lodging apartments, and also build on an additional story to b devoted to the same purpose.

 

            DIGGER INDIANS TO HOLD LAST REUNION

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 21 - Commencing to-day, and extending over a period of three days, a gathering of all the Indian tribes in Butte and Plumas Counties will take place at Bald Rock, on the Feather River, about eighteen miles above here.

  This will be the first gathering of the tribes that has taken place in a number of years and will probably be the last, as they are rapidly decreasing in numbers. In a few years the Digger Indian will be extinct.

  Many whites from here, and, in fact, from all over the surrounding country, have planned to visit Bald Rock and witness the ceremonies. All the old Indian pastimes, such as the grass game, jumping, running, etc., will be indulged in. For white people who desire to attend, the chiefs of the tribes have arranged to give them free meals at neighboring residences and also furnish free feed for the animals.

 

            CUT THROAT AND WRISTS

Crazed By Liquor, Prisoner Makes Desperate Effort To End His Life In The Marysville Jail

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 21 - Crazed from strong drink, Robert TAIT, a sheepherder booked at the City Prison for safekeeping, made two ineffectual attempts at self-destruction last night.

  He first tried strangulation by tying lightly a handkerchief around his neck, but finally discovered an old case knife and sawed with this on his wrists and throat.

  Under the pretense of sharpening the knife a fellow-prisoner got it away from Tait and then notified Bailiff SINGLE of the man’s actions. None of the self-inflicted wounds are dangerous.

  Tait was working on a sheep range in the Marysville Buttes before he went on his spree.

 

            NEW CEMETERY ON ELECTRIC CAR LINE

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 21 - Among the early benefits to come to Marysville from the building of electrical roads in this section is the solution of the cemetery question. To secure a site for a burial ground which will not be subject to overflow during the Winter freshets has been the desire of the people for some time.

  It is now stated that some enterprising residents of Sutter County have conceived the idea of organizing a company for the purpose of purchasing a piece of land some distance west of Yuba City, on the proposed line of the Butters electric railroad, with the idea of turning it into cemetery lots and plats. The new “city of the dead” will be established on modern lines. There is no gainsaying the statement that the would-be investors have struck a popular chord. With the easy and rapid transportation which will be afforded by the electric system a distance of ten or twelve miles between city and graveyard will be of little moment.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

November 3, 1905

Page 10

 

            WILL SUE TO GET MARTIN RIGHTS OF WAY

Nevada Citizens’ Committee May Begin Condemnation Proceedings Against Several Land-Owners

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), November 3 - It is believed here that as soon as John R. TYRRELL returns from San Francisco, probably next Saturday, steps will be taken to condemn the land required for John MARTIN’s electric road for a right-of-way. Ex-Senator Tyrrell is attorney for Martin’s interests in this county, and was called down to San Francisco for consultation last week.

  The local Committee appointed to arrange for procuring the rights-of-way has been at work quietly, and it is understood has succeeded in reducing the prices asked in a number of instances. But there still remains three who are not disposed to sell, and they will have to be sued. The expense of the suits will have to be paid by the Citizens’ Committee, as well as the money for the rights-of-way, as Martin has only agreed to furnish the counsel in such actions. There is no doubt of the raising of the necessary money now.

  The filing of articles of incorporation of the road at the Secretary of State’s office is Sacramento yesterday has already had the effect of arousing the residents of this city on the subject, and the new railway is again the general theme of conversation.

 

            YOLO DOCTOR DEAD

BERKELEY, November 3 - Dr. Z.T. MAGILL, of Winters, Yolo County, died suddenly in Berkeley last night as the result of an unexpected attack of neuralgia of the heart. He was on a visit to his sister-in-law, Mrs. S.J. HILL, of 2209 Shattuck Avenue. He was a native of Illinois, 56 years old. He had lived in California for twenty years, practicing most of the time in Yolo County.

 

            DEADLOCK

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), November 3 - A deadlock in the Republican Central Committee at a meeting yesterday afternoon prevented the selection of a guardian for the Marshall Monument. The candidates were William ARCHIBALD and J. STERNS, and the vote stood 8 to 8.

 

            STANDS BY STORY

JACKSON (Amador Co.), November 3 - Clarence MURPHY, charged with the murder of Mrs. Phoebe WILLIAMS, at Lancha Plana, on June 14th, is being tried to-day, a jury having been secured yesterday. Samuel SWEARINGEN, alias LOVE, a confessed accomplice of Murphy, was on the stand and repeated the confession he made some time ago, implicating both himself and Murphy. He told nothing of importance that was not published when he made his confession to the Sheriff.

 

            YUBA CITY WOMAN WEDS NEVADA SENATOR

SAN FRANCISCO, November 3 - A very pretty romance culminated yesterday in a quiet ceremony which made Charles H. HARDIN and Miss Jeane SCHILLIG man and wife. With a few relatives and friends, they went to the residence of the Rev. R.E. NUNN, of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, at 1715 Bush Street, yesterday afternoon, and were married. Later in the day they left for Southern California on a honey-moon trip.

  Mr. Hardin, the groom, is a Nevada State Senator, and a wealthy cattle and ranch owner. He is a son of the late Colonel J.A. HARDIN, of Santa Rosa. He made a fortune in his own right before his wealthy father died and left him a goodly share of his estate.

  The bride comes from Yuba City in the northern part of the State, and is well known in society circles of Sacramento, Marysville, Oroville and Red Bluff.

 

            ARRESTED AT EUREKA

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), November 3 - F.W. EDWARDS, wanted here on a charge of defrauding an innkeeper, has been placed under arrest in Eureka, Humboldt County, and will be brought here for trial by Deputy Sheriff Dallas BOSQUIT, who has gone to Eureka for the prisoner.

 

            SALOON FIRE

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), November 3 - Shortly after 3 this morning a fire, caused by a defective flue, broke out in the Grand Saloon. Prompt work by the Fire Department prevented what probably would have been a disastrous conflagration, owing to the saloon’s location. The loss is between $1500 and $2000.

 

PRICE CONFIDENT

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 3 - The preliminary examination of J.B. PRICE, the insurance agent charged by Miss Viola DA SHIELLS of this city with seduction under promise of marriage, will take place in Justice TUCKER’s Court in Yuba City next Monday at 10 a.m. Counsel for Price has expressed confidence that his client will be released at the conclusion of the examination and not be required to answer before the Superior Court. Pending the arrival of a new bond from Los Angeles, which is expected to be hurried along by wire, Price is in the custody of Sheriff WILSON of Sutter County.

 

SUES FOR DIVORCE

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), November 3 - Mrs. I.T. MONIHAN, who was married to A.J. MONIHAN in this city on January 4th, this year, has filed a sensational suit for divorce at Denver, in which city the couple live. It is said she married Monihan against the wisher of relatives. She is suing for $300 a month alimony and $150 attorney’s fees and all costs. She charges that her husband has beaten her, taken her money and stolen her jewelry which he sold, squandering the proceeds.

 

WESTERN NEVADA STATE NEWS

Undertakers And Coroner Quarrel

Ill Feeling Culminates In Unseemly Wrangle Over Body of Physician Who Was Scalded To Death

RENO (Nev.), November 3 - A dispute over the possession of the dead body of Dr. A. CASACCIO, a prominent physician of this city, has arisen between Coroner John T. READ and the undertaking firm of PERKINS, OLIVER and GULLING, who took charge of the remains immediately after death. For several months there has been friction between the undertaking house and the Coroner, the latter claiming that the undertakers have interfered with a number of bodies, contrary to law, while the undertakers allege that Coroner Read has annoyed them by holding inquests over cases that had been given to them when investigation was unnecessary.

  Yesterday afternoon Coroner Read insisted that the body should be returned to the residence that the Coroner’s jury might view it. The undertakers refused to comply with the order, stating that an inquest was unnecessary and that they would proceed with the burial. Coroner Read called on the District Attorney for a warrant, but the latter refused it. He then said he would cite the undertakers for contempt of the Coroner’s Court. Considerable feeling has resulted from the unfortunate row.

  Dr. Casaccio, it will be remembered, fell into a boiling geyser at Steamboat Springs and was scalded so badly that he died.

 

Finds Students Not Guilty of Hazing

RENO (Nev.). November 3 - After an exciting trial, lasting the entire day, the thirty-four students charged with assault in connection with the hazing of Will BARRETT, of the State University, were acquitted last evening. The case was tried before a jury and it took but a few ballots to reach a verdict. Barrett testified that because he refused to leave Morrill Hall when ordered by upper classmen and because he had forgotten the yell when they ordered him to give it, he was taken to an irrigating ditch, thrown in, and otherwise roughly handled. His mother was the prosecuting witness and several times she sharply arraigned the attorneys defending the students.

 

Death’s Harvest

AUSTIN (Nev.), November 3 - Death has fallen heavily on the old residents of Austin in the last few days. James CHEEK and M. PRADIER, old miners and ranchers, died Tuesday, and yesterday Thomas McCOURT, one of the oldest and most prominent hotelmen in Nevada, died. Mr. McCourt was known all over the State.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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