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The Evening Bee
WATER MORE NEEDED THAN BETTER LIGHTS
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), November 28 - The four City Trustees who voted against calling an election here to issue bonds for the establishment of a municipal lighting plant are getting, they claim, a lot of undeserved blame for their action. The four Trustees are in favor of municipal ownership, it is said, but are not in favor of issuing bonds at the present time, as they wish the water works of the city to be enlarged first and given larger storage capacity. They say that if bonds are issued now it should be for this purpose.
It will take
about $100,000 to put the water works into such shape that
The necessity, with a growing population, and also every likelihood of much more water being required for the Navy Yard the coming year, causes the Trustees and a great number of citizens to think that the water question at the present time is more vital than the lighting issue.
K. CASPER, of the Vallejo Electric Light Company, still holds a franchise good for three years, and if a city plant was not built there would be two concerns supplying light.
Part of the 525 people who signed the petition to the Trustees for a municipal lighting plant, now view the matter in a different light, and at least two hundred of them, it is said, would not support the bonds for an electric light plant if bonds were issued at this time.
WEDS SON’S EX-WIFE
REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 28 - While in
CHINESE BOYCOTT A THING OF THE PAST
This change of
sentiment was caused by the destruction by water of a large quantity of goods
which were stored in the basements of the business houses of the Chinese port.
They had been placed there by the Chinese merchants when the boycott was first
instituted. This occurred during the inundation of that portion of the
The news of the
lifting of the boycott and the unusual means which brought it about came here
on the steamer Doric yesterday. Among the passengers was C.
Coyotes Kill and Partly Eat Child
AUSTIN (Nev.), November 28 - While camping on the desert between this place and Los Angeles a few days ago, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis LA FRANK was killed and partly eaten by a number of coyotes. The animals were frightened away from the place before they could entirely devour the child, but not before they had killed it and eaten a portion of its body.
About three weeks ago, La Frank and his wife and infant daughter pitched their camp on the desert, where La Frank had discovered a mining claim. One day Mrs. La Frank left her child in the tent and went to the mine to see her husband. On her return she saw a number of coyotes run from the tent. She rushed in and was horrified to see the partly devoured remains of her child lying on the floor. The child was buried in the desert, where it met its death.
Jumbo Mine Suit
CARSON (Nev.), November 28 - Ex-Governor BUDD of
California is here in connection with the great Jumbo Mine suit. He is
accompanied by his niece, Miss DUMORITY. He and his niece made the trip over
the Sierras from
Fought With Teeth
GOLDFIELD (Nev.), November 28 - J.L. KUSS and James B. GEDDES, two miners, became engaged in a fight in a dance hall here Saturday night and during the battle chewed each other’s faces until one was minus a lower lip and the other a piece of his cheek. Both men were arrested and released on $500 bail.
Lost Their Way During a Storm
Mayor O’Connor of
was one of
was elected at the last city election by a large majority, and made one of the
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The Evening Bee
CHAS. WESLEY REED GETS SUB-CONTRACT
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 29 - It is given out here this morning that the E.R. & A.L. Stone Company, Western Pacific contractors, have sub-let a portion of their work, that between here and Honcut, to Charles Wesley REED, a former San Francisco Supervisor. The Superintendent and Timekeeper arrived here last night.
It is said Reed wishes to begin work on the COOMBS ranch, but a right-of-way over that property has not yet been secured, and so operations will likely be started on the YORE place. The soil on the GREELY ranch is so hard that no work will be done there at present.
MRS. SMITH FAILS TO GET A DIVORCE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 29 - When the divorce case entitled Maria J. SMITH vs. Henry G. SMITH came up for hearing in the Superior Court yesterday it transpired that the time laid down in the law to prove desertion by a party to a marriage contract had not elapsed. That was one of the grounds mentioned in the complaint, and as for the other - failure to provide - the defendant averred that if his wife would remove her objection to living in the mountains, where his employment forced him to reside, there would be no grounds for that accusation, either. It was brought out that one of the main causes leading to the divorce action was the fact that Smith became greatly vexed because his daughter took a husband when only seventeen years of age. The latter’s name is Mrs. H. FREHR now. A motion by plaintiff’s attorney that the case be dismissed finally prevailed.
WOODLAND STUDENT NOMINATED EDITOR
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, November 29 - Ben S. ALLEN, a
senior in the Department of Law, registering from Woodland, was yesterday
unanimously nominated editor-in-chief of the Daily
college career, Allen has always been in the limelight. He is included in the
membership of nearly all the student body societies and is a member of the
Sigma Sigma Honor Law Fraternity, English Club, Press
Club, on the Executive Committee of the Associated Students and President of
the Tennis Club. In his junior year he was a member of the 1906 “quad” Board
and Director of the Encina Club. Besides taking
active part in university journalistic circles, he is the correspondent of one
of the three
Allen will take the place of L.R. WEINMANN, a fellow classmate, whose term of office expires at the end of the present semester. The position of managing editor, held by Allen, will fall to J.F. CASSELL ‘07. The latter’s place will be filled by one of his four associates - Miss M.H. PEDLAR ‘06, H.P. BITTNER ‘07, G.O. SPURRIER ‘07 and Harold FITCH ‘07.
MET SUDDEN DEATH
REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 29 - Richard HEAD,
better known as “Dicky Eddy,” a miner who had lived
in Shasta County for years, fell last night from a chair in the rear of JAEGEL’s saloon and died before help could be rendered. He
was suffering from pneumonia. The
HAVE MONEY LEFT
WEBER WILL GET ESTATE OF FATHER
SAN FRANCISCO, November 29 - Adolph WEBER who was convicted of killing his father in Auburn and is now in prison, pending an appeal from the death sentence, is to have the property left by his father, Julius WEBER, distributed to him.
Judge W.W. MORROW yesterday denied the application for a perpetual injunction made by Christoph E.P. RIESENWEBER, a brother of the homicide’s father, to restrain John ADAMS, the administrator of the estate, from giving the property to Adolph Weber.
Riesenweber says that his name is the proper family name, and based his petition for an injunction on the grounds that Adolph could not succeed to the estate because he is supposed to have committed the act which made himself sole heir, namely the murder of all the other heirs.
So until Adolph Weber pays for his alleged crime on the gallows, he will have the estate of his father, and as he will make a strong legal fight to escape the death penalty, Riesenweber, the next heir, will find no doubt that the amount of the property has been considerably diminished by lawyers’ fees if his nephew is executed.
MAY NOT SURVIVE
JOS. PARMETER DEAD
NEW YORKER JAILED
RENO (Nev.), November 29 - S.H. COOKE was arrested by
Constable WILSON last night on the complaint of the proprietor of the Golden
Eagle Hotel of this city, who charged him with obtaining money under false
pretenses. Cooke is the son of Dr. Stephen E. COOKE, a police surgeon of
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF CRIME
Thomas DOUGLAS and Clarence WERTZ, butchers by occupation; Edward LEWIS, a plasterer, and William COTTER, formerly a driver of a delivery wagon, were placed under arrest late yesterday afternoon by Officers RYAN and MALEY, upon suspicion of being implicated in the shooting affray last Sunday night, when Michael EHRET, an employe of the railroad shops, was stuck by a charge of birdshot fired recklessly from one of three passing vehicles. No charge has yet been placed against the men, but assault to commit murder has been placed against their names on the state at the Police Station. They have been released upon bonds in the sum of $2000 each, furnished by relatives and friends. The arresting officers are confident that they have the right men. Ehret is still suffering form the charge of shot he received in his neck.
BURLINGTON, known to the police as “Kid”
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The Evening Bee
TWO MEN NEARLY PERISH IN STORM
The men were
employed at the Grey Eagle, and in the morning started with eight others to
walk to the Junction on the
A man whose
name they did not learn passed soon afterward and proved to be a Good
Samaritan. He assisted them to an unoccupied cabin, where he built a fire and
made them as comfortable as possible. Both were famishing and after thawing out
managed to kill a big wood rat which ran across the floor. They cleaned it and
threw it into a pot along with rice which they found in a bag, and made up a
stew. It was not very palatable, but it saved their lives. The third man went
on and gave the alarm at
Zeitler was one of the best-known mining-men in the northern part of the State. He mysteriously disappeared several months ago from the Zeibright Mine, of which he was Superintendent. Nothing has ever been seen or heard from him since. Many believe that he ended his life, but fully as many hold to the theory that he simply became discouraged over his immediate prospects and left to seek fortune anew in some city where he was not known.
MISS CHAMPION WEDS TONOPAH MINING MAN
INSANE WOMAN GETS AWAY FROM GUARD
was received there from
BOARD OF EDUCATION PROBE NOTE SCANDAL
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.). November 30 - There was a very
interesting meeting of the City Board of Education last evening in the office
of the School Superintendent SCOTT, the subject under consideration being the
nastily-worded note mentioned in The Bee last week as having been found in one
of the class-rooms of the
Thus far it has been a difficult matter to get the pupils to tell the teachers all they know of the exchanges of notes which have been going on at the school, but it is thought the Board of Education will gain the intelligence desired, and that the custom will be broken up by the developments which will come. One or two of the teachers are all but on the sick list over the turn affairs have taken.
CAPTAIN BEACH DEAD
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 30 - The death is announced from Kirksville, Sutter County, of Captain J.W. BEACH, who for a long time was in command on the river trading steamer Neponset No. 2. Bright’s disease and dropsy caused his demise after a lingering illness.
A wife, two
daughters and two sons survive him. The latter are
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 30 - At to-day the residence of Mrs. W.C.
The bride is
well known in
MISS HEYL WEDS WITHOUT NOTICE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 30 - The news of the
marriage of Miss Daisy M. HEYL, daughter of ex-Councilman Joseph HEYL, of this
“We the undersigned jurors do hereby recommend that in the future all cases not medically treated be reported to the local Health Officer.
“We believe this proper procedure in view of the fact that a question of doubt exists in our minds regarding the actual cause of death in this case.
“Symptoms strongly pointing to a diptheretic condition being present prompts our recommendation as above in all future cases, since the protection of the majority is more essential than the indulgence of a few.”
Responsible for Lineman’s Death
At the inquest over the remains the Coroner’s jury returned a verdict blaming the electric company for Mulcahey’s death through carelessness in having a telephone ground wire on its electric pole. It was claimed by witnesses that Mulcahey’s foot came in contact with that wire and caused the current to pass through the body.
The remains of
the young electrician have been shipped to
Sue Railroad For Damage in wreck
Wife Asks Divorce
For a Home
will put you in possession - on car line and in a growing neighborhood - balance easy payments. Would advise that you phone or call early, as this place will no doubt sell at once.
Hawk, Hawley & Carly Co
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The Evening Bee
CALL FIRST WARD FORBESTOWN NOW
Numerous Realty Purchases There By Col. Forbes For Railroad Purposes Leads To Use of Name
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), December 6 - Once it was twenty miles from Marysville to Forbestown, but not it is no distance at all, for that is the new name for a goodly portion of the First Ward in this city since Colonel E.A. FORBES has gone into the business of buying up blocks and stray lots of land in that district on behalf of railroad promoters and for private speculation.
of the Colonel’s options on the numerous lots he bonded in Ranges I, J and K
were about to lapse, so he produced the coin and is now the owner of the
several pieces. One of the parties to get the heaviest drag from the Colonel’s
sack was John RUFF, the veteran express man, who sold nearly all his property
It is rumored that the Butters people have purchased the property at E and First Streets, known as the BRUCE row, and also the old SLATTERY packing house and HARKEY stable adjoining on the north, for some purpose, but no confirmation of this report is at hand.
It is now
known for a certainty that it will be the Butters road which will cover the
streets of Marysville with their electric system, and not John MARTIN’s
It is apparent to the observant that the incoming of the Butters electric line into this city over the Feather River is going to necessitate an improvement in the wagon bridge which spans that stream at Yuba City, it is admitted that the most sensible and economical method would be to do away with the back-number crossing now there and put in its stead an up-to-date bridge, an expense that no doubt the electric railway people would help Yuba and Sutter Counties defray.
WEDDING DAY NAMED
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), December 6 - The date of the marriage of Miss Ethel BAIRD of this city, to Dillard YOUNG, in charge of the Colgate power house, has been set for Tuesday, December 12th, and it is understood that Rector STOY, of the Episcopal Church here will perform the ceremony.
Miss Baird is
one of the best known of the younger society women of this city. Since leaving
the University at
SUIT AGAINST 82 SUTTER LANE OWNERS
Northern Electric Applies To Court For Right Of Way, But Only Few Defendants Block The Way
The suits are brought merely to definitely establish the line between this city and the two points above named so that all those concerned may know just the location finally settled on. The suits do not mean that there are eighty-two non-consenting landowners. The fact is, most of the defendants named have granted rights of way either free or at the market value of the land the Company asks for.
There are a few who have held out for fancy figures and one or two who have refused any terms for the right of way. The suits will compel these people to show their hands and if any of them fight they will be put to the expense of employing an attorney and paying Court costs.
The defendants mentioned are William MOULD, J.W. McGREW, G.W. RAMSDELL, T.W. WILLIAMS, H.J. GODFREY, R.J. BARNES, J.C. PORTER, M.R. WALTON, Sophia BIHLMAN, H.A. WALTON, Ernest BRLICK, Charlotte WITT, V. WITT, John W. COLE, Catherine COLE, R.E. COLE, Henry BERG, Ada L. SULLENGER, Mat SULLENGER, William H. and Matilda SANDERS, Matilda A. SANDERS, administratrix of the estate of Wm. SANDERS, deceased, Henry HEIER, G.H. PEASE, Lloyd H. WILBUR, Farmers’ Cooperative Union, Elmira J., Edith M. and Lanie M. WILBUR, Elmira J. WILBUR, guardian of the person and estate of Glen WILBUR, minor, Elleta STOCKING, Ray STOCKING, C.B. and George HARTER, J.T. ONSTOTT, J.A. ONSTOTT, Hattie J. KEESEY, Joseph GOMEZ, Maria GOMEZ, Joseph M. WHYLER, Edward and Emma TULL, Dollie D. STAFFORD, James H. STAFFORD, Emily HEYL, Joseph P. HEYL, Thomas PIERANO, Amanda CASE, F.W. COOPER, Fred COOPER, C.H. PEASE, Laura BRYAN, Fred DAHLING, Levi FOSS, W.H. CARLIN, George W. MOORE, W.E. HUMPHREY, C.C. EPPERSON, S.A> SCHELLENGER, Mary J. CLEMENTS, Handy C. EPPERSON, Fannie M. PEASE, Wyman PEASE, Joseph GIRDNER, L.E. GIRDNER, M. Elizabeth EPPERSON, M. Elizabeth EPPERSON, administratix of the estate of Annie EPPERSON, deceased, Joseph O’CONNOR, Robert McMULLEN estate, John DOE, Richard ROE, Mary DOE, Jane DOE and Elizabeth COE.
The route of the line as described starts at Chico and runs in a south-easterly direction to Durham, thence southeasterly to a point six miles north and three miles east of Biggs, then southerly through the Feather River orchards in Butte County to a point one and a half miles east of Gridley. A spur will be run into that city. From there the road will go due south, crossing the Southern Pacific tracks on the main street of Live Oak, thence due south one-eighth of a mile west of the Larkin Road to the northwest corner of the C.B. HARTER ranch, thence in a southwestern direction to the corner of Bridge and Plumas Streets, Yuba City, at which point it apparently connects with the Marysville and Yuba City line.
CUTS AND BRUISES POINT TO MURDER RATHER THAN SUICIDE
Notwithstanding Whitaker’s Threats to Make Way With Himself All Signs Indicate Base Crime
Whitaker had been insane for several days. His mental condition was due to excessive drinking. He had a notion that innumerable enemies were pursuing him, bent upon taking his life. It was his son Fred who came to Redding yesterday morning before day and told Frank, his brother, that their father was missing, and he believed the old man had jumped into the river.
The body was discovered at yesterday afternoon. It had caught on a fish hook dangling from a troll line stretched across the river a mile below the bridge. It was not at first recognized as being the body of Whitaker, and it was allowed to remain anchored where it was, pending the arrival of the Coroner. When that officer arrived the body was towed ashore. It was identified as that of Whitaker.
But a more startling discovery was made, also. Deep gashes three or four inches long, probably made by an ax, were noticed on each side of the skull, near the temples. The base of the skull had been caved in by some blunt instrument. Whitaker’s death had not been that of a suicide. It was a case of murder.
The autopsy made in the evening by Dr. BAUTER gave corroboration. The physician found no water in the lungs, and the blood in the vicinity of the heart was congealed - conclusive evidence, the physician said, that WHITAKER was dead when his body was thrown into the river.
Who killed George Whitaker? That is a question that has not been answered. Theories are advanced, but until arrests are made they are as well untold.
There was a
stormy scene at the
“Stop, papa! Stop, papa!” were the cries heard from the room about by Fred Whitaker and Gene ALLEN, who were in the adjoining room. Allen says that Fred, thinking his father was beating the little brother, sought admittance. The door was locked. He broke it open. The father was swinging a bludgeon over his own head, beating off imaginary foes. In the other hand, he was holding the little boy in tight grip.
Guy, the little son, escaped from the room and hid behind the house. The enraged and crazy father took after Fred. In trying to hit Fred he missed him, the blow falling upon Allen, who stood near. The blow was a good one, for Allen bled profusely from it and bears evidence of it yet.
Allen and Fred Whitaker fled for safety to a wood camp not far away. The father returned to the roadhouse. Fred Whitaker says that the last he saw of his father the old man was walking from the saloon towards the river and in his stocking feet.
This last statement is important. From the saloon to the river is a rough, rocky road of nearly a quarter of a mile in length. Socks would hardly wear through that journey without holes coming through. The body of Whitaker shows that he died in his stocking feet. But no holes were in the stockings.
George Whitaker swore to a complaint several months ago charging his son Fred with threats to murder him. Fred, aged 19, was arrested at the time, but the accusation was passed by. The Court reprimanded Fred and let him go, the father acquiescing.
Fred came to Redding at 2 o’clock Monday morning to tell his brother Frank, who had come to Redding only an hour or two before and gone to bed in the Temple Hotel, that he believed that their father had drowned himself in the river. Then it was that search was begun.
The inquest set for this morning has been postponed until a late hour this afternoon by the Coroner, who will then make a searching investigation into the matter.
District Attorney DOZIER, who spent some time at the scene last night, expresses the opinion this morning that Whitaker committed suicide, thus disagreeing with the autopsy physician. Dozier does not attach great importance to the murder theory now, and says the cuts and bruises on the body of the dead man could have been made by contact with the timbers and piers of the bridge, from which he thinks Whitaker jumped.
Opinion is divided in the matter, and the results of the Coroner’s inquest is awaited with interest.
CHOSE DEATH RATHER THAN FACE ACCUSERS
REDDING (Shasta Co.), December 6 - This morning at a point on the railroad about five miles below here the mangled body of R.J. GOODE, a painter of this city, was found, death evidently having been caused by some passing train.
It is believed here that Goode took this method of committing suicide. He was aware, it is said, that the warrant had been sworn out for his arrest on the charge of having stolen five gallons of paint, and that the officers suspected him of other acts and it is believed he chose death rather than imprisonment.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), December 6 - In commemoration of
the defeat of the
BRING LOY’S BODY HOME FOR BURIAL
Mr. Loy was
born in Preble County, Ohio, in 1840, and in 1861 came to California, locating
at Long Bar, near Marysville. The first Summer he was
About a year
ago he returned to
COULD PAY HER DEBT 13 TIMES AT LEAST
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), December 6 - Experts Con.
O’DONNELL and L. FAUQUIER, appointed to examine the books of the various county
officers, have made their final report. The examination covers a period of
thirteen months, beginning
The amount of
cash on hand in the Treasurer’s office is $39,423.50. As the county debt is
only about $3000, the finances are in a healthy condition. The Tax Collector
collected for the thirteen months $185,814.93. The
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), December 6 - The preliminary steps in the trial of O.A. BOWEN for wife murder began Monday, as told in The Bee. A venue of ninety jurymen from all portions of the county are here, and the day was occupied by opposing counsel in trying to select twelve from that number. Out of forty men examined, but four were accepted - J. STROBECK, J.E. COOLEY, Harold J. LANGE and Andrew TERWILLIGER - when Court adjourned. The jury will probably be completed to-day. Several heated arguments were indulged in by the District Attorney and counsel for defense during the day.
FROZEN TO DEATH
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), December 6 - Coroner O’CONNELL received a telephone message Monday afternoon stating that the body of a man had been found near Cecilville frozen to death. He was unable to learn the man’s name, and on account of the hardships of a trip to that portion of the county at this time of the year, the Coroner deputized John S. HUGHES, of Sawyer’s Bar, to hold the inquest.
CHOIR BROKEN UP AND LOVERS PARTED
Parents of Girl Object to Young Man and Mother Strikes Him as Church Service Ends
TEHAMA (Tehama Co.), December 6 - Through the friendly relations existing between residents of this town and that of Red Bluff a story of much local interest has just come to light which involves the choir of the Baptist Church at the county seat and several well-known people of that city.
principally concerned are Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILES, their daughter, Miss Mary
MILES, and Manuel J. O’BALLA, all members of the choir of the
Last Summer it seems O’Balla dropped into the habit of walking home from church with Miss Miles, and the practice was kept up until the two young people fell in love with each other. Then it was the girl’s parents awoke to the fact and entered most strenuous objections. The young man was warned to stay away from the Miles home, and a row took place there following this and also one at O’Balla’s. From that time on the situation became more strained.
Two weeks ago Sunday last, just as church let out and the choir was leaving the building, Miles and O’Balla had an exciting altercation. Mrs. Miles, it is said, took part, and finally struck the young man in the face, either with the back of her hand or with her gloves. Following this, there was an exciting scene at the Miles’ residence in the afternoon, but the particulars are not well known.
Pastor HARGREAVES was not at the church when the encounter took place, having exchanged pulpits that day, but the matter was promptly reported to him. The three members of the Miles family and O’Balla have been requested to resign from the choir, and as far as the Church is officially concerned it is done with the affair.
But unofficially it is still very busy with it, the members talking of little else, it is reported here. Opinion seems to be divided, but much sympathy is expressed for the young couple, and it is rumored that they may conclude to end the agitation by eloping.
The Miles do not regard O’Balla as the social equal of their daughter, it is understood, but it is not known that they offer other objections to him.
TREE BREAKS FALL AND HALLER LIVES
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), December 6 - Edward HALLER, a
brick mason from
In doing so he lost his balance and fell a distance of thirty feet to the ground, his fall being broken by the fortunate interposition of a large tree, which the rector, Rev. Father Philip F. BRADY, determined a day or two ago to have chopped down but failed to order it done. The mason broke off a good-sized limb in his precipitate fall, and the branch, which saved his life, cut a deep gash in his left cheek so that a physician had to take about a dozen stitches in the wound. At last accounts Haller was doing well and seems to be none the worse for his headlong dive into space.
The new church is now ready for the roof girders and will be roofed in before Christmas.
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