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Mrs. Harlan, of
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.
The matter was continued until Thursday for further hearing.
DEATH ADDS TO WOE OF STRICKEN FAMILY
Mr. Black was
a native of Winchester, Illinois, aged 69 years. He went to
His wife and
three children - Charles BLACK, of
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 from the undertaking parlors of D.W. BEAN & Son.
KILLED BY TRAIN
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.
DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), October 16 - J.F. MATTIS, a
Southern Pacific freight-car brakeman who was injured near here several days
ago, died in
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
OLD MAN KILLED FOR COIN HE CARRIED
Body Found in
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
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.
became greatly excited and the proprietor, who is a Greek, attacked
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.
FOR WOOL AT SATURDAY
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
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
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
TRAMP PURSUED WOMAN TEACHER
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.
Governor Pardee to-day
honored the requisition of the Governor of
CATCHING ELK WITH THE LASSO
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
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:
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,
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.
has decided to commute the sentence of B.W.
The life sentence
of J.J. DONNELLY, convicted of robbery in
sentence of William WILSON, sent from
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.
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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
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.
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.
upon the Billeci brothers first, about . 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
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 in the morning till in the evening.
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
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
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
Dropped Dead - E.E. BROWN, of
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
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,
Girl Missing - Since last Wednesday evening pretty
19-year-old Edna GRAW, a waitress in the Victor restaurant, has been missing
Methodists Stand With
Partridge - John S. PARTRIDGE, the fusion candidate for Mayor of
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.
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ROBBERY CHARGE AGAINST CASKEY
Now Light Will Be Thrown On A Strange Case
Prisoner Brought Wounded and Despoiled Man to
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
ROBS FATHER AND LEAVES HIS HOME
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.
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
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
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
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3200 VOLTS WENT THROUGH HIS BODY
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 19 - A young man named
D.J. MORRISON, a recent arrival from
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
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.
McCarty Litigation Over
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.
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
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.
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,
The bride was
born and educated here at the High School, and afterwards went to
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.
AND EARLY CROP OF
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 19 - Dr. H.J. HEPBURN,
President of the newly-organized
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 train for
VENZKE MAY FEAR KNOWLEDGE OF CASKEY
Defense In Queer Trial at
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
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
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 until 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
meantime, a deputy named BAKER, who is stationed on the
had been in and around
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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
DORA ADAMS CAUGHT
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 21 - Dora ADAMS, wanted
here for grand larceny, was arrested last night in
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
is announced of V.W. COOLEY and Miss Lottie
LITTLEJOHN, both of
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
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.
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
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
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.
INDIANS TO HOLD LAST
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.
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WILL SUE TO GET MARTIN RIGHTS OF WAY
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
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
YOLO DOCTOR DEAD
BERKELEY, November 3 - Dr. Z.T. MAGILL, of Winters,
Yolo County, died suddenly in
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.
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
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.
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
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
Undertakers And Coroner Quarrel
Ill Feeling Culminates In Unseemly Wrangle Over Body of Physician Who Was Scalded To Death
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
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