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Thursday, March 15, 1906
Wounded Four Times
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 15 - Particulars were received here only last evening of a serious stabbing affray that occurred at Carrville, Trinity County, last Friday evening, and in which Jack GRAVES, a prominent mining man of that district, thrust a big dirk knife four times into the body of Frank SMITH, a miner.
Two slashes were made over the heart, one in the side and another in the neck. The last was the most serious, and came near being the undoing of Smith, who nearly bled to death. It was only yesterday that he had recovered strength enough to come downstairs to his meals. Graves, who is Constable at Carrville, has been arrested on the charge of assault to commit murder and will be given the preliminary examination next Monday before Justice of the Peace COFFMAN at Carrville. In the meantime, Graves is under $2000 bonds.
The stabbing was the outgrowth of a quarrel over a dice game. Both claimed to have won. Smith, who was unarmed, offered to leave the settlement to bystanders, but Graves, according to reports received here, would not submit to arbitration, and at once flew at Smith with the dirk knife. The affair has caused a great stir in Northeastern Trinity County because of the prominence of Graves in mining circles, and also because he is himself an officer of the law. Graves is one of the Graves brothers who took out the $50,000 gold nugget a few years ago from the Bluejay Mine, a find that made the Coffee Creek mining district famous the world over.
two saloons and endangering at least one life Tuesday afternoon, Charles FOSTER, the man behind the gun, was brought before City Recorder CARR yesterday on the charge of discharging a firearm within the city limits, and then fined $25 or sentenced to serve the fine out in jail at the rate of $1 a day. Foster chose the latter method.
citizen of Shingletown, was found dead in his bed in the Goodman Hotel at this place at 6 o’clock last evening, when the landlord went to call him to his supper. Rheumatism of the heart was probably the cause of the sudden death. Mr. Whitlock had been suffering several weeks from rheumatism, and had complained during the last few days that it was affecting his heart. The hour of his death is not known. He was in the hotel office at 11 o’clock in the morning, chatting pleasantly with his friends, but soon retired to his room. He did not come down to dinner, but nothing was thought strange of that fact, for he often omitted the noonday meal. The body was quite cold when it was discovered and he had probably been dead for two or three hours.
The deceased was a teamster and had lived in Shingletown for twenty years. He came to Balls Ferry when last season closed to spend the Winter here in ease. He was aged 68 years and leaves several adult sons. One of them, Wade WHITLOCK, is employed on the Northern California Power Company’s pole-line construction near Tehama.
Coroner BASSETT is an extremely busy official. A telephone message was sent to him at Redding last night from here informing him of the death and asking him to come and hold the inquest. Word came back that the Coroner was not at Manton, twenty miles east, holding an inquest on the body of Joe BUSH, the Indian who was shot and killed there the night before by “Firewater” GOULD. This morning word was received from Manton that Coroner Bassett would come on to Balls Ferry as soon as the inquest over Bush was completed.
legible) she had not been ill at all. Being missed by her children, search was made for her and her lifeless body found. Dr. GATES, who was called, decided that she had died from heart disease, although she had never been troubled by that organ. Mrs. Shock was born in Hayfork (rest cut off).
the JONES tract, west of Lodi. This discovery is interesting, as only a week ago the same man unearthed the bones of a human being while digging a cellar. With this latest discovery was found a small nugget of gold, and this has given credence to the belief that the spot was an old Indian burial ground, and that each deceased member of the tribe was buried with his earthly possessions.
DAVIS, wife of former Superior Judge E.A. Davis, of this county, was received from San Francisco yesterday afternoon. Pneumonia was the cause of dissolution, and the illness was of only a few days’ duration. The remains will be cremated Friday.
was instituted in Red Bluff last night, and it was well along this morning before the work of instituting, installing and initiating was completed. The institution was under the direction of Mrs. B.E. WILLIAMS, of Lamoine, Deputy Grand Manager, assisted by her daughter, Miss Ina WILLAMS, and Mrs. George THORNTON, of Sisson.
The new auxiliary to the Knights of Pythias will be known as Rathbone Castle, No. 92. It starts off with a good membership and an enthusiastic corps of officers. At the close of the work of institution a banquet was served in the hall adjoining.
Following are the names of the officers: Mrs. Elizabeth M. ROGERS,
Excellent Chief; Mrs. K.B. ENGLISH, Excellent Senior; Mrs. A.A. LENNON,
Excellent Junior; Mrs. Stella WHITE, Manager; Mrs. Jessie ULLERY, Mistress
of Records and Correspondence; Miss Bertha ARCHAMBAULT, Mistress of Finance;
Mrs. E. THOMPKINS, Protector; Miss Sarah SMITH, Guard of the Outer Temple;
Mrs. Eva KARMEL, Past Chief; Mrs. Barbette FRITZ, Mrs. Margaret WORLEY, and
Mrs. H. ARCHAMBAULT, Turstees.
Redding with Sam ZUCHUR, who was arrested on a charge of stealing a bicycle from Harry GOEHRING of this place. Zuchur admitted to the Sheriff that he was the man wanted and will be sentenced in a few days.
a first-class, up-to-date creamery, located in the center of town, and fitted with the latest improved machinery. It has a capacity of 2000 pounds of butter daily.
The creamery is the result of a similar institution being started at Orland a couple of years ago. Corning farmers were induced to ship cream to Orland, and thus found that their cows brought in an average revenue of over $6 a month, after paying the freight. This gave rise to the determination to have a creamery at home, and now one has been installed. Over 600 acres are now planted to alfalfa in this immediate vicinity, and farmers who have long labored to save a little in the culture of grain now see prosperity ahead in the dairying business, especially as there is a good market for their product near home.
of the oldest and most historic landmarks of the place. The flames broke forth shortly after 9:30 o’clock in the evening, and in a very few minutes the whole place was a roaring pit of flames. Citizens rushed to the scene, but already the fire had gained such headway that an entrance to the building could not be made. No effort was made to save the house, and a silent crowd stood and watched till the last timber had fallen. A strong wind was blowing, but the amount of snow on the ground, and on the tops of the houses, prevented any spread of the conflagration. The burned building was originally the property of the famous Isa Bell Mine. Later when that mine was closed down, and the mill removed, this house was remodeled and became the residence of Captain William SHAW, upon the burning of the original Alta Tavern. Captain Shaw lived here until his death, in 1904. Since that time, his home has been vacant. That no person had occupied the place since Shaw’s death was largely due to the rapid caving of the mouth of the old mine, which had left the house upon the very edge of the 150-foot shaft.
The property is said to have been uninsured. Nothing was saved, so the loss is total. Though some place credence in the theory of arson, it is probably that the fire was accidently started by tramps, who may have forced an entrance to the building, seeking shelter form the blizzard which was raging.
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Friday, March 16, 1906
Wife and Son
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 16 - Eluding the attendants at the County Hospital last night, aged Thomas HART made his way to this city to “wipe out his whole crowd,” as he put it when taken into custody by Sheriff WALKER and City Marshall DEEBLE.
That Hart intended to make his way up to his home on Washington Hill, where his wife and son reside, and make an attack on them in his crazy fury there is little room for doubt. He was observed by the officers as he stepped from the 9:20 car from Nevada City, and was immediately placed in custody until the car returned, when he was taken back to Nevada City by the Sheriff and lodged for the night in the County Jail. During his short stay in town Hart was furious at times, declaring against his wife and son, especially the former, whom he accused of having caused him all his present trouble. “I’ll wipe out the whole crowd yet,” he exclaimed, stamping the ground with his heavy staff in anger. “They said I was crazy, but I was only starved.” Several times he broke out like this, showing that the desire to kill had not departed.
Hart, it will be remembered, was first arrested in the city about two months ago for attempting to brain his wife with an ax late one night as she lay half asleep. A desperate battle followed, and she finally escaped, badly injured. Hart came uptown and gave himself up, saying he had killed her. He did not seem to care. At the time he was suffering from religious mania. After a short stay in the County Jail a reconciliation was effected and the case dropped. Hart’s son came here from Colorado to guard the old man. For a time all went well. Then Hart broke out anew and was recently taken back to jail. He was very ill, and to give him proper treatment he was taken out to the County Hospital.
There is little question now that he will be placed in a State Insane Asylum.
Spider WELCH had accepted and signed articles for a twenty-round bout in this city with Jack CLIFFORD, the popular local lightweight. The Spider is expected here to-morrow to finish training, as the fight will take place on the 30th.
reported that one William CHAMBERLAIN was arrested, tried, convicted and fined for selling whisky to an Indian named Gayhart SNELLING. In this the correspondent was mistaken, having named the wrong man. He should have stated that the man convicted was a barkeeper named Charles SWEETLAND, employed in the Miners’ Hotel by Chamberlain. Notice of appeal has been served in the case of Sweetland.
few days ago and placed in jail. He is charged with threatening the lives of Al HYDE and Carl JOHNSON with a deadly weapon. Since his arrival here with the officers his actions are very queer, and it is feared that he is insane. He is being closely watched at the jail.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 16 - It was a great surprise to the people here to learn yesterday that the Coroner’s jury at Manton, sitting on the body of Joe BUSH, the Indian killed Tuesday night by “Firewater” GOULD, should return a verdict holding the latter guilty of murder and recommending that the District Attorney prosecute him for that crime. The evidence that had come to Redding by roundabout ways indicated that Bush was an intruder in the Gould cabin and had threatened to kill mother and son, when the latter picked up his gun and shot Bush in the back. Coroner BASSETT, who had got as far as Balls Ferry last night on his way back from Manton to Redding, said over the telephone that he did not like to repeat the evidence taken at the inquest until it had been delivered to the District Attorney. He did say, however, that the verdict of the jury was based on the evidence given by the mother, who was the only witness to the tragedy. He said, also, that Bush had the mother by the hair when the son shot to kill. The bullet went through Bush’s body, piercing the liver. “Firewater” Gould - his real name is Albert GOULD - is aged 19 years and a cripple. He disappeared after the shooting but was easily found yesterday after the Coroner’s Jury returned the verdict. He was taken into custody at Manton by Deputy Sheriff RICHARDSON, who will bring him to Redding to-day.
Shasta - will be called upon to contribute territory to a union High School District the people of this remote region are seeking to establish with the High School in this village.
The proposition is to take Little Hollow District from Modoc County, and Little Valley, Rocky Comfort and Dixie Valley Districts from Lassen County. These, with sixteen districts in the northeastern part of Shasta County, would make a respectable High School District, and Fall River Mills is practically at the center. All the districts included are remote from the county seats of their respective counties. Advanced schooling is badly needed by the children of this out-of-the-way section, and the only way the great majority of them will ever get it will be by having a High School close at hand.
The proposition is being agitated with vigor and is receiving hearty support.
place, which has been closed for two years, has been sold to Sam LEAVITT of Yreka, who will start up the plant May 1st and keep it running continuously. As there are about 10,000,000 feet of timber to be sawed before it will be necessary to move the mill, the revival of the enterprise means a good deal to this little canyon village and Summer resort.
WHO SENT FAHEY TO FOUL DEATH?
Company vs. the city of Marysville, Judge McDANIEL has denied the motion of plaintiff for a new trial.
It was just a year yesterday since the Court rendered an overwhelming decision for the city in this suit and Judge McDaniel now states that he sees no reason to deviate from the opinion delivered by him at that time. The sewer system installed by the city in 1903 is at the bottom of the litigation.
The case will now go up to the higher tribunal and a final decision is expected by September next.
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The Saturday Bee
March 17, 1906
Numerous Candidates For Position Of Trustee In City of Redding - All Issues Are Purely Local REDDING (Shasta Co.), march 17 - By next Monday all the candidates for city offices must have their petitions filed in order to be entitled to have their names on the ticket. The city election will be held on April 9th. Three Trustees, Marshal, City Clerk and Treasurer are to be elected. Apparently there will be no opposition to the re-election of City Clerk T.B. SMITH and treasurer R.G. DUNN. L.D. POOLE, who has served two terms as City Marshal, is a candidate for the same position, but he will have an opponent in C.W. BARKER.
Candidates for Trustee are numerous. The City Board will have control of the expenditure of most of the bonds, and for that reason the non-salaried position of Trustee is more attractive than usual. Trustees W.C. POWELL and Fred HURST go out of office and have no aspirations to serve another term. Mayor Abb MERRILL, who is also a Trustee, goes out of office, but will be a candidate for re-election.
Other candidates for Trustee are H.V. REAVIS, George GRONWOLDT, W.P. BUCK,
W.J. GILLESPIE, Frank L. LAMMON, D.N. HONN, J.H. HUNTER, D.R. McCONNELL,
Henry VEDDOR, Samuel T. HILL, Chris STABLER, M.E. DITTMAN, W.M. HEROR, Frank
SCAMMAN and John ZEIS.
Politics will cut no figure. All issues are purely local.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 17 - H.A. GAFFORD, formerly a hotel clerk in Davisville, but more recently conducting a bicycle repair shop in Redding, pleaded guilty yesterday before Justice of the Peace CARR of stealing a shirt. He was caught in the act of shop-lifting in the Chenoweth-Moore Company’s store by one of the proprietors. He is now in the County Jail awaiting sentence, which will be pronounced Tuesday.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 17 - The case of S. SABASTIANI, who is under arrest charged with tampering with the United States mails has not been examined as yet. Sabastiani now makes counter charges and claims he is being made the victim of a conspiracy. On the other hand, the complaining witness is the case is perfectly willing now to compromise the matter, in fact, he, it is said, would much prefer that method.
More people are being drawn into the case and it bids fair to be a spicy affair. The accused will not listen to any talk of a compromise to effect his release, but demands a hearing. What the outcome will be is hard to tell. District Attorney SEXTON and postmaster LEONARD will try and sift the matter out in the next day or two.
Driver, One Passenger And Eleven Horses Are Snowbound - Rescue Party Sent In Search LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), March 17 - The recent storm which raged four days was the worst in years. The Boca and Loyalton Railroad managed by using three engines together and a snow plow to get through each day, though always a little late.
Word was brought here this morning that the Sierra City stage, driven by JOHNSON, which runs out of Sierraville, was lost, and that the driver, one passenger and eleven horses are all fast in the snow somewhere in the mountains. The stage was left behind and the eleven horses taken to break a trail and get the mail through.
There was about ten feet of old snow on the ground and fifteen feet of new snow has fallen since Sunday. A party left Sierraville this morning with provisions to go to the relief of the driver.
If they had an ax and matches it is thought the driver and passenger are safe. The passenger is a brother of H.B. GOTT, of Loyalton.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.),. March 17 - With the death of Mrs. Angeline SHELTON, of Linda Township, which occurred in this city yesterday, an entire family has responded to the inevitable in a very brief space of time, not one member of which met with accident. The father, “Posey” SHELTON, died about ten years ago, but it was the other members who followed one another in quick succession. It is less than a year ago that the eldest son died in Stockton; then in about two months his sister followed and then came the demise of the youngest son three months later. Now follows the mother in her sixty-fifth year. Mrs. Shelton leaves a brother, Washington SMITH, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine BAUMGARTNER, both of Marysville, to mourn her passing.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 17 - The death is announced from Maxwell, Colusa County, of Cal DENNIS, a former resident of this section. At one time he owned the tract of land near Lomo now farmed by Matt SULLENGER. He had reached his seventy-third year. Chas. DENNIS, of Yuba City, is a brother of deceased.
Nothing Has Been Seen Of Kid Hulen Since February 23 - Relatives Fear He Has Met With Foul Play DIXON (Solano Co.), March 17 - William F. HULEN, better known as “Kid” Hulen, the baseball player who was raised in this town, has been reported missing since February 23d. He was last seen on that date, when he took the train from Seattle for Portland, where he told his wife that he was going to attend to some business.
A letter from his wife, received here yesterday, states that she has not heard a word from him since. She is fearful that he has met with foul play, as he was never known to absent himself from her for such a length of time without writing. The parents of both Hulen and his wife reside in this town, but none of them have heard from Hulen, and all are very much alarmed over his disappearance.
“Billie” Hulen, as he is familiarly known to all the “fans” in this and many other States, was born and raised in Dixon, where he married the daughter of Dr. UPHAM, of this place. He has been a successful ball player, and has played in several of the Eastern League clubs, as well as those on this Coast, and was signed with Seattle for the coming season. Hulen was a member of several fraternal societies, among which is the Elks, who have taken up the search. Nothing is being left undone to locate the missing ball player.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 17 - County Clerk BLODGETT issued his thousandth marriage license this week. It went to two parties names HUNTER, who were in no way related. The list of marriage licenses follows: James HUNTER, aged 38, and Sarah HUNTER, aged 37, both of Castella; John C. GUISLER, aged 44, and Elizabeth THORN, aged 34, both of Deadwood, Trinity County; H.P. RUCKER, aged 25, and Viola PHILLIPS, aged 20, both of Whitmore; Lawrence C. MANOR, aged 27, of Red Bluff, and Jessie E. LEACH, aged 21, of Redding. Helen C. McCAULEY has begun an action for divorce from Albert McCAULEY.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), march 17 - Only one marriage license was issued in Yuba County this week, the parties being: Lea V. SMITH of Lincoln and Mrs. Elfa HORTON of Sacramento. The nuptial knot was tied yesterday. The engagement has been announced of Homer HICKS of Bakersfield and Miss Ica MEEK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. MEEK of this city. The wedding will take place in June.
Benjamin SHELTON, a former resident of this city, now of Chico, has sent word to his friends here that he was married in Stirling City last week to Miss Vivian HUSTON of the City of Roses.
In the divorce case of Mary BOGARD vs. Chas. BOGARD, the Court found it necessary this week to call the defendant before him and insist that Bogart pay the alimony fixed. It is said there is now prospect of a reunion.
SUISUN, March 17 - The following marriage licenses have been issued during the past week: Bernard F. STRUMBERG, 65, and Jane NASH, 54, both of Vallejo;
Chas. H. WRIGHT, 21, of Cement, and Edna L. LAMBERT, 20, of Fairfield.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), March 17 - R.H.P. BIGELOW, Forest Ranger in charge of the Shasta and Klamath Forest Reserves, who has made his headquarters in this place for the last six months, has received word from Washington that he has been promoted to the position of Forest Supervisor at a salary of $1600 a year and has been assigned charge of the Klamath Reserve with headquarters in Yreka. He will remove to Yreka in a week or two. Bigelow is considered a very efficient forester. He had several years experience in the Sierra Reserve before he was sent to Weaverville.
SUISUN (Solano Co.), March 17 - The election for town officers which will take place on Monday, April 9th, will be one of the most keenly contested that has ever taken place in Suisun. For the three vacancies for Town Trustees there are six candidates. Henry BIRD, O.R. SHEPPS, Ernst LUEHNING, A.L. LA SHEILS, G.L. NELSON and R.C. HALLE. For Town Marshall the fight will be a most exciting one, the candidates being L.J. CHRISLER, J.F. SHIELDS and R. REESE. Town Clerk F. Wm. GABRIEL desires to succeed himself and will meet with no opposition.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 17 - The remainder of the life of Thomas HART will be spent in the State Insane asylum. He was examined before Judge NILON yesterday afternoon by Drs. MILLER and SAWYER and adjudged insane. Hart is the aged Grass Valleyan who some time ago tried to murder his wife during a fit of religious mania, and whose latest escapade was his escape from the County Hospital Thursday night, as related by The Bee yesterday.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 17 - After an enforced vacation the North San Juan public school has opened again. Owing to the outbreak of diphtheria in that place among school children the school was closed by the Board of Trustees several weeks ago. The afflicted have recovered and as there are no indications of a fresh outbreak the order to resume studies has been issued.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 17 - W.R. ROBERTS was brought to town Friday morning by Constable REILLY and lodged in jail on a charge of burglary on complaint of John CLARK, of Yankee Hill. Clark resides at Yankee Hill but has another place on the West Branch, where he stays part of the time. Thursday he went there and found that some one had broken into the house and ransacked things. In looking around he discovered that a fire had ben built in the cook house and pursuing his investigation he discovered Roberts hiding behind a tree. As Roberts refused to give any account of his actions, Clark compelled him to start with him for Yankee Hill, from which place he telephoned to Constable Reilly who drove out and met him as Cherokee taking Roberts (rest of article cut off).
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), March 17 - P.C. KING, an employe of the PETERS ranch, was run over yesterday and so badly injured that it is believed he will die. King and a companion were hauling some wood and they drove into a gully. King got out of the wagon and while trying to start the load, the horse began to move and he was caught and thrown under the wheel. The load passed directly over his body injuring him severely. His right hip was almost torn loose from his body. It is not believed he will survive.
WHEATLAND (Yuba Co.), March 17 - The expert horse breakers who have been employed on E. Clement HORST’s hop ranch to break horses this Winter have just finished breaking over a hundred head of Oregon horses and the last lot will be sent to Sacramento to-day to be used on the PERKINS hop ranch near that city. For the past few days this company has been branding stock and taking an inventory of their flocks, herds and bands at Horstville. Next week it will send from Tehama seven hundred head of cattle to Wheatland. These cattle will be fed up for hop picking season, during which time the Horst ranch alone will consume on an average about two beeves a day.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, March 19, 1906
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 19 - The typographical Union of Salem, Oregon, is anxious to know whether M. HICKEY, a member of the Union, perished in the landslide at Delta, February 17th, with J.T. KEISER, the printer of Spokane, whose body was recovered from the slide and was buried a few days later in Redding.
The Salem Union, through its Secretary, writes to the Redding Union that Hickey and Keiser left Salem together with the avowed purpose of going to San Francisco. Hickey has never been heard from since. It will be remembered that it was persistently maintained directly after the landslide that three persons were killed - Engineer Dennis FREEL, J.T. KEISER and a third man, whose body was never found, search for the dead being abandoned when all railroad property was recovered.
LAMOINE (Shasta Co.), March 19 - Logging operations in this lumber camp were resumed to-day and the big sawmill was started up also. The mill will cut $5,000 feet a day and is to be run night and day throughout the season. The railroad from the mill into the forests to the west will be extended this Summer five miles nearer the Trinity County line. Eighteen new fial cars and a second locomotive have been purchased and two trains will be run this season instead of one, as last season. The large increase in the number of men employed will add greatly to the general prosperity of the town of Lamoine.
KESWICK (Shasta Co.), March 19 - Another landslide occurred yesterday afternoon half a mile south of the depot at the same spot where the big slide of a week ago blocked the track for several hours. A crew of forty Greeks and section men cleared the track in a couple of hours, and the evening north-bound passenger was delayed only a few minutes. The slide was of much smaller proportions than that of a week ago.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), March 19 - The marriage of Mrs. Mary WINTER, mother of Assessor Louis WINTER, of this city; W.H. WINTER, of Redding; Mrs. Ruel O. SNELLING, of Paskenta, and John WINTER, of Truckee, to John C. TIPTON, a wealthy cattle owner of Helena, Montana, greatly surprised the good people of this community out of their Sabbath day peace and quiet. The ceremony was performed Saturday in San Francisco and it is reported that Mr. and Mrs. Tipton will make their home in Montana. The groom gave his age as 70 and the bride admitted to 50 years. Their many friends in this county wish the couple a long life and much prosperity in their wedded career.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 29 - Charles F. GERTH died at his home in this city Saturday, after a long illness of consumption. Deceased was a native of Germany, 48 years of age. He leaves a wife and daughter. The funeral services will be held Tuesday from the German Lutheran Church.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 19- Judge GADDIS this morning rendered a decision in the case of Dr. J.T. GRANT vs. the Sunset Telephone Company. Grant was awarded $2500 damages for injuries sustained in 1902. The original amount sued for was $11,000. The amount awarded is said to be half what the Company offered Grant on a compromise.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), March 19 - An evidence of the increasing land prices in Northern San Joaquin was evidenced Saturday when C.E. BUCK and L.J. THUYMER refused a cash offer of $24,000 - $600 an acre - for their forty-acre Tokay vineyard in the Acampo district. The vines are four years old, and will give a good crop this season. The owners base their refusal upon the fact that this year 5000 crates will be taken from the vines and if these sell for only 50 cents per crate the owners will realize 11 per cent upon the amount they turned down for their vine land.
FLORISTON (Nevada Co.), March 19 - This morning an electrician named MORGANICO was instantly killed while operating a motor in the mill of the Floriston Paper Company.
DIXON (Solano Co.), March 19 - A petition is being circulated here remonstrating against the application of George EASTON to the Governor for commutation of the death sentence passed on him by the Superior Court of this county recently. The horrible nature of the crime is still fresh in the memory of the people of this town, and they would consider it a great miscarriage of justice if the accused should escape the death penalty. It will be remembered that the crime was committed in a questionable resort of one Josephine QUICK more than a year ago. Easton crept up behind Charles HORIGAN and cut his throat while the latter was sitting in a chair reading and, as far as could be learned at the trial, without any provocation whatever. Horigan was an inoffensive farm laborer and it is believed here that Easton cannot offer the least shadow of an excuse why the death penalty should not be executed.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 19 - Marshal S.H. WILSON, who was assaulted on Saturday morning and received one or two slight cuts on the hand from a knife in the hands of a Russian tailor, E.M. BUKOWSKI, declined to place any charge against his assailant, giving as a reason therefor that he probably had been a little hasty in striking the man who had angered him by his abuse.
Wilson has come in for much censure because of this and the further fact that, although Marshal of the city, he ran away from this assailant instead of attempting to arrest him. He is criticized for not using his club or even his revolver, as it is believed he has set a poor example to the officers under him.
The man was arrested on the river bank by H.B. STEWART, a private citizen, and Officers BURTON and McDONALD, whom he called to his aid. Stewart reported the matter to District Attorney SEXTON and asked that a charge be preferred against the tailor. The matter was also reported to City Attorney GARDNER and Trustee GODFREY, so it is not likely Buskowski will escape punishment.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), March 19 - Vallejo is mourning the loss of two of its oldest residents, Judge C.W. RILEY and Mrs. Margaret WILSON. Mrs. Wilson died last evening after a short attack of pneumonia. She was born in Ohio sixty-three years ago. She had resided in Solano County for nearly half a century and in this city for the last fifteen years. A husband, Joseph, and three sons and two daughters survive her. Judge RILEY, who passed away in Alexander Valley a few days ago, was for twenty years, from 1864 to 1884, the Justice of the Peace of Vallejo Township.
RENO (Nev.), Charles D. HULBERT and Miss Dorothy M. VARDEN, prominent young people of Auburn, Cal., eloped to Reno Saturday and were married late in the afternoon, returning Sunday morning to Auburn, where they were forgiven by their parents.
All day long they waited in the city for a marriage license, the County Clerk having received notification before they arrived not to issue the license, as they were not of age. They immediately telephoned to their parents when told of the circumstance, but it was not until many hours afterward that the necessary consent was given by phone. Miss Varden is a beautiful young woman of Auburn, and is not yet 18.
Hulbert is 21. The bride is known to a number of the young people of Reno.
RENO (Nev.), March 19 - Allen TRIMBLE, aged 70 years, a pioneer of Lassen County, California, is dead in Reno, where he recently located. Mr. Trimble was one of the men that left the East in 1849 for the gold fields. He lived in the various mining camps for a number of years, and finally located in Lassen County, of which he was one of the oldest and most honored residents. He leaves a number of children and other relatives at Loyalton. The remains will be interred with Masonic honors at Beckwith.
RENO (Nev.), March 19 - Before the general assembly of the University of Nevada Friday, Mrs. BERRY, of Carson, delivered a lecture on Mozart that was listened to with much interest by her audience. She spoke for an hour, dwelling upon the difficulties he encountered and surmounted and his final fame, which resulted from his skill as a composer rather than that of a player, although he was skilled upon several instruments. Mrs. Berry is quite well known in Sacramento, where her sister, Mrs. James BERRY, resides. She has visited there frequently. She is an accomplished musician.
RENO (Nev.), March 19 - F. VOGLIOTTI, a prominent Italian rancher, left home a week ago, and has not been seen since. He has a family and a brother, Felix Vogliotti, is a large real estate owner in RENO. Vogliotti had about $500 in cash with him when he left, saying that he was going to Genoa Springs. Inquiry at that place and other points that he occasionally frequents brings to light no news from him.
GARDNERVILLE (Nev.), March 19 - Francisco ROSSINI, aged 63 years, a well-known Swiss mechanic, was found in the washroom of the Brown Hotel, where he had frozen to death during the night. Rossini had been called to the hotel to make some repairs and is supposed to have become ill and perished from the cold, the thermometer being at 19 degrees.
CARSON (Nev.), March 19 - L.A. WEINBURG and a companion, claiming to be from Butte, and pretending to be agents for large wholesale houses who have established a retail department which is conducted through traveling salesmen, were arrested at Tonopah Saturday evening, and have been returned to Carson, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. They separated here recently and are alleged to have taken orders for silk dress patterns, collecting half the money. The orders were never filled. They obtained many hundred dollars in this fashion, the complaints allege.
CARSON (Nevada), March 19 - George BACHELDER has brought a mandamus proceeding against District Judge MURPHY to compel the trial of a suit for divorce which he brought against his wife, who is confined to the State Insane Asylum at Reno. Judge Murphy had continued the case indefinitely and Bachelder seeks to force a trial.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, March 20, 1906
Leroy Grieve, of Davisville and Dixon, Meets Sudden Death While In Discharge Of His Duties DAVISVILLE (Yolo Co.), March 20 - Leroy GRIEVE, well known here and at Dixon, his family being one of the oldest in this section, was killed Sunday by electricity. He was in charge of the plant of the Mariposa Mining and Commercial Company and the accident, the details of which are not fully known here at this time, occurred either at Bagby or Benton Mills. Leroy Grieve was about 30 years of age and was born near here, in South Putah Township. His parents were George N. GRIEVE and wife, who lived on a farm in the township mentioned. His widowed mother, now living near Dixon, survives him, residing with her sister, Miss Helen GRIEVE. Filmore GRIEVE, a brother, lives on the old farm.
Leroy Grieve attended school here and at Dixon, afterward going to the State University. He then entered the employ of the Bay Counties Power Company, beginning as a patrolman. His advance was rapid and at the time of his death he held a responsible position which paid, it is understood, $2400 a year.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 20 - An unusual complaint in intervention was filed in the Superior Court here yesterday by Byrom M. WHITE in the case of PEASLEE vs. HIPP et al. Peaslee recently commenced suit to foreclose a mortgage given by F.H. Hipp and wife of M.B. Peaslee on over 1000 acres below Grass Valley. White claims that the money advanced on the mortgage was furnished by him, and that Peaslee never had nor now has any interest whatever in the note and mortgage.
Woodland Is Proud Of Her New Health Officials And Expects Great Things Of Them From Now On WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 20 - Woodland now glories in a Board of Health composed entirely of women and great things are expected of them. For three months the city has been without such a body, necessary as it is known to be. This was owing to the resignation of Dr. BEEBE and the removal of Dr. PROSE to another town, which left only Dr. Francis L. NEWTON of the old Board.
She, however, stood ready to carry on the work whenever colleagues were given her, and last night the City Trustees concluded to act, appointing Mrs. C.W. BUSH and Mrs. Harriett BROWNELL. These public-spirited women consented to accept the appointments, convinced that Woodland should have a Board of Health, and it is believed they will prove very efficient.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 20 - Evidently William GREEN has a lucky star watching over him. Otherwise he might now be dead. He fell from an apple tree which he was pruning, a distance of twelve feet, and landed on his back on the blade of a pair of pruning shears. The bare fact that he struck the blade a glancing blow was all that saved his life. As it was, a deep wound ten inches long was gashed in his back.
CARRVILLE (Trinity Co.), March 20 - Jack GRAVES was given his preliminary examination yesterday before Justice of the Peace COFFMAN on the charge of assault to commit murder, Frank SMITH, miner, being the complaining witness. Judge Coffman held Graves to answer to the Superior Court on the charge named, fixing the bonds at $2000. Graves had no difficulty in giving the bonds.
The preliminary examination lasted four hours, and was a great attraction in this mining camp because of the prominence of Graves, who is one of the leading mining men of the county. Five witnesses were called, two of them for the defense. Graves was not put upon the stand.
Graves is charged with stabbing Frank Smith four times a week ago Friday night in a quarrel over a dice game. The wounds come very nearly proving mortal, and Smith has not yet entirely recovered.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 20 - The preliminary examination of Mrs. Mary SAUM and C.W. LANGLEY, charged with the murder of Aser BRAND at Keswick, was continued yesterday by Justice of the Peace CARR until next Monday. Mrs. SAUM asked for the continuance in order that she might have more time to communicate with friends in the East and get money, if possible, to conduct her defense.
PLEASANT GROVE (Sutter Co.), March 20 - Word from Washington is to the effect that Mitlon HOGLE has been appointed Postmaster at this place.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), March 20 - Samie ZURCHER, a man about 25 year of age, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of grand larceny and was sentenced to serve one year in San Quentin by Judge ELLISON. Zurcher stole a bicycle from A. GOEHRING, a barber in this city, about a month ago.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 20 - The funeral of the late Alexander RICHARDSON, of Columbia Hill, took place to-day. Richardson, who lived by himself at the mountain town, died late on Sunday night from acute pneumonia. He was found Saturday evening by a neighbor lying in a faint by the stove in his house. Dr. ROGERS was summoned from Bloomfield, but the aged man was beyond medical aid. He was one of the oldest residents of that section, having located there fifty-four years ago. He leaves a valuable estate.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 20 - HARRINGTON and BALL, of this city, telephone linemen, are here and report that eleven out of nineteen men employed in the Winters section by the Sunset Company struck Sunday night because they could not put up with the methods of Foreman DUEHREN. The trouble appears to be over payment for extra time. The men claim Duehren will have a difficult time keeping a sufficient force on hand unless he mends his ways.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 20 - In the matter of the Lincoln Rochdale Company, bankrupt, Referee BELCHER has declared a dividend of 12 ‡ per cent for the creditors.
In the matter of J.W. JEWELL, a bankrupt of Chico, a dividend of 20 per cent was declared in the Referee’s Court.
Gruesome Find Made On The River Bank At Rio Vista And Solano Officers Are Now Investigating RIO VISTA (Solano Co.), March 20 - While Thomas REESE was walking down the river road from the Elliott place last Saturday afternoon, he made a most gruesome discovery. A large cigar box, with a string tied around it, attracted his attention. It was on the river bank in front of the GARDINER property. Upon opening it he was startled to find it contained the remains of an infant.
He brought the box and contents to town and put them in possession of Judge F.J. KAIBU, who at once notified the authorities at Fairfield, and was instructed to have the remains reserved. An investigation will be made into the matter.
The infant was of the male sex and prematurely born. It had been wrapped in an old shirt, put in the cigar box, which had the brand of the “Silver Eagle” upon it, and, presumably, cast into the river. It floated down stream and landed on the bank when Reese picked it up.
From the condition of the remains when found it is thought they had not been in the water for any length of time, and the authorities will take immediate steps to ascertain where they came from. It is thought it will not be a very hard matter to locate those who are responsible for the throwing of the corpse into the river, and arrest them on this charge, if not for some graver offense.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), March 20 - Hugh LARKIN, Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of El Dorado County, and for the last ten years one of the leaders of the Democracy in El Dorado County, died last night of a low fever contracted in exploiting some mining properties in which he was interested. He was ** years of age, and was a son of the late Henry LARKIN, formerly State Senator, and a well-known politician, who was one of the framers of the State Constitution of 1879.
RENO (Nev.), March 20 - Lloyd BENOIST, the young man who was shot and severely injured at Pyramid Lake by his sister, Mrs. Geo. BLUNDELL, is in a condition that is considered most grave by his physicians. A number of the shot lodged in the back of his neck, near the vertebrae and from these septic poisoning has set in. His face is paralyzed and he is suffering from an attack of jaundice. To-day he is much weaker.
Mrs. Blundell, who shot Benoist, still refuses to talk for publication, but her defense will be that she was so cruelly treated by Benoist that she was rendered desperate. She will testify that as a result of her quarrel with Mrs. Benoist her brother slapped and beat her in the presence of the family and then kicked her repeatedly as she fled into the house. She will say that he followed her into the house and repeated his abuse and that as he left with a taunt she seized a shotgun near at hand and fired a single shot that struck him in the face and neck.
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The Evening Bee
March 21, 1906
Takes His Daughter From Her Mother, Whom He Finds Employed In Woodland Hotel, Running Away WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 21 - Last night about 8 o’clock Jerry HAGAN, of Chico, kidnaped his little 8-year-old daughter from the Barker Hotel, where the child was living with her mother, who is employed at that place. The Hagans have been separated for several months, but have not been divorced. The wife has been in this city for the past three weeks. Hagan arrived in town yesterday morning and at once went to see his wife and child. She says that he asked her to return with him and she refused. Last night he went to the hotel and grabbing the child ran down the street toward the depot. The woman, as soon as she learned what had happened, started after him, but he had disappeared. As the evening train had left and he could not get out of town by the railroad, the mother thought possibly he had gone to his brother’s, who lives just north of town. The family, however, denied all knowledge of Hagan’s whereabouts to her when she asked them about it.
Mrs. Hagan applied to Justice LAMPTON for a warrant to arrest Hagan for disturbing the peace, but as he had not done anything that he could be held on it was refused, as was also a search warrant to examine the premises of Hagan’s brother.
The Hagans have four children, the three oldest being with their father in Chico.
Early this morning, it was learned since filing the above, Marvin HAGAN, an uncle, returned the child to her mother, but offered no explanation of the father’s conduct. The little girl’s clothing was soaking wet, showing she had been kept out in the rain.
Mrs. Hagan says her husband left Woodland on the noon train and that he will return to Chico.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 21 - The case of The People vs. J.B. HUGHES was commenced in the Superior Court in this city yesterday. Hughes is charged with forging the name of J.B. ANDERSON, of Davisville, to a note for $450 given to the Bank of Yolo, of this city.
Hughes, it will be remembered, left his home at Davisville shortly before he was charged with forging the note, and his whereabouts were unknown for a time. He came home on a visit and the officers, hearing of his presence, arrested him on the charge.
District Attorney Harry L. HUSTON appears for The People and Grove L. JOHNSON, of Sacramento, and E.W. ARMFIELD, of this city, represent the defendant.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 21 - Word has been received from Bremen, Germany, of the death of Miss Dina KLOCKENBAUM, a former resident of this city. It was in accordance with a wish which was uppermost in her mind during the half-century which she spent in Marysville, that Miss Klockenbaum - 80 years a spinster - should breathe her last in Germany, her native land. Deceased was an aunt of Enno NESEMAN of this city. She left here about two years ago with the avowed intention of spending her last days in Faderland. Although four-score years she withstood the long journey with remarkable ease. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. EHLERS.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 21 - Frederick ROCHON, the man who made the first attempt to float logs down the Pit and Sacramento Rivers, a pioneer of Shasta County, is now an inmate of the Sacramento County Hospital. He is a very old man and expects to remain in the hospital until the end. Rochon constructed a boat in early days that was to revolutionize river navigation. The boat was constructed in the old town of Shasta and was launched at the Reid Ferry, north of what is now Redding. Hundreds of the old residents were at the launching and for days the craft was run up and down the river loaded with passengers at excursion rates. Then the boat was taken down the river to the bay, but it never came back. Neither did it revolutionize river navigation.
That was the first and only steamboat that ever plied the waters of the Sacramento above Iron Canyon. It went as far up the river as Middle Creek, four miles above Redding, which is stipulated by the War Department as the head of navigation on the Sacramento.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 21 - Charles J. McCONNELL, of this city, died yesterday afternoon in an hospital in San Francisco, where he had lived for the past twelve years, having been employed as watchman in the United States Mint. The wife and two sons reside in Redding.
McConnell was a famous stage driver of early days and will be well remembered by old-timers of Marysville, Oroville, and throughout the Sacramento Valley. At one time he received $150 a month for driving and when wages dropped finally to $75 a month, he laid down the lines forever. He drove stage in Shasta County over fifty years ago.
Discovery Of A Lot of Clothing Near Deep Pool, By Roadside, Arouses Much Talk But Few Facts GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 21 - In the opinion of some, another tragedy as grim as the recent VAN HOETER murder mystery has been committed a mile or so south of this city. The discovery of a heap of clothing on the edge of a deep pool twenty feet from the road to the Button Mine and the mystery of its appearance has convinced the miners passing that way that some stranger has been done to death. A close search of the pool and the wood about will be made.
Sunday morning on their way to work the miners found a black coat in good condition hanging on a barbed wire fence half a mile south of the city limits. Nearly a mile farther they were startled to come upon a pair of trousers to match the coat, a torn and discolored white shirt and a man’s soft black hat, also in good condition, by the edge of the pool. Though they wondered much, the men said nothing until yesterday when the matter was made public. The men who travel over this road every day, morning and evening, state the clothing was not there on Saturday night, and how it came to where found Sunday is a complete mystery. Rains have washed away all trace of possible scuffle, of footprints and perhaps blood stains. None of the garments have been examined closely, so it has not yet been determined whether or not they contain blood stains.
Nobody is reported missing from this city, but the matter will be investigated, as within the past few years at least two murder mysteries have developed here to completely baffle the officers. Some think, however, that a practical joker is at work and that he placed the clothing where found that it might arouse suspicion of a crime.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 21 - Death came to aged john ICARD as he lay alone in his home on Randolph Flat yesterday. The body was brought to this city late last night and will be held pending the arrival of Icard’s daughters from San Francisco this evening, when arrangements will be made for the funeral.
Icard, a veteran of the Mexican War, had been in failing health for many months. He was a native of North Carolina, aged 86 years. He served through the Mexican War and was present at the taking of Santa Ana. He settled at Randolph Flat, near Rough and Ready, a few miles east of here, in the early ë50’s and followed mining until failing health compelled him to desist. He leaves two sons and three daughters.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 21 - After attempting to fire the County Hospital, Charles TREANOR proceeded to “fire” the breakfast dishes at the head of the day nurse and promptly had his head punched. Treanor, who has been in the county institution for some time, sneaked away Monday and came to this city, where he filled up on bad whisky. He returned to the hospital in the night and raised such a row that Superintendent STEWART was summoned from his bed. He was promptly met by Treanor in a pugilistic manner, and only after a hard fight was the drunken patient locked up in the hospital prison.
There he attempted to set fire to the building, but was caught in time and relieved of his matches. Yesterday morning he was taken his breakfast by Day Nurse FRIEDMAN. Because he didn’t get poached egg on toast, and chocolate with thick cream in it, he proceeded to throw the dishes at the nurse’s head. Friedman gave him a few swift punches and all the “bad man”oozed out of the bellicose patient. Last night he reported gently as a lamb. Treanor is said to be the same patient who escaped some time ago to Grass Valley, where he fell in a creek while intoxicated, removed every stitch of clothing and crawled into a lumber yard, where he was found fast asleep and nearly frozen early the following morning.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 21 - By little less than a miracle were Clyde COLE and W.L. WILLIAMSON saved from death beneath a mass of falling earth and rock near Washington, this county, yesterday. News of the accident reached here last night, to the effect that the men were working in a tunnel in the Giant King Mine, owned by Williamson, when, without warning, it caved in. Williamson was buried to his shoulders, but managed to extricate himself after a terrible struggle. He then dug Cole out. A heavy rack had broken one of Cole’s legs, however, and after making him as comfortable as possible, Williamson hurried to Washington and returned with a number of miners, who carried the injured man down the steep hill on a litter to the home of his mother, where a physician was summoned. Williamson was badly bruised, but his great strength was probably all that saved both lives.
10,000 BEES UNDER COUNT
Interesting Experiments In Progress At Governments Plant Introduction Garden Near Chico CHICO (Butte Co.), March 21 - As an instance of the character of the work being carried on at the Government Plant Introduction Garden here an experiment has just been half-way concluded in which 10,000 bees have to be counted twice. The experiment is for finding just how much honey is required to feed one bee, and two counts of the 10,000 bees are made during the extreme of temperature so as to get a good average. The tediousness of the job can hardly be imagined until it is known that a single glass tube must be watched for four days, and every bee passing through it must be counted. J.M. RANKIN, Government Apiarist at the Garden, is conducting the experiment.
Mr. Rankin is also busily engaged in artificially rearing queen bees to send to the prominent bee men of this State for breeders. Over 400 orders have been received for the queens, which are of the Carniolan and Caucasian strains. The wet weather causes the “workers” to rebel against providing extra food for the cells, and they frequently destroy them. A choice foreign plant at the garden which came from China, and goes by the name of “yang tow” is doing exceedingly well in becoming nearly acclimated in one year, only the tender tips being frozen this year, while the entire part above ground was frozen last year.
The fruit, which in China only the rich can afford, resembles the plum in shape, and the gooseberry in taste and in size of seeds. The flavor, however, is striking.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 21 - Tossed around in the ice-cold waters of the Feather River, John CARO, an Austrian, and an employe of a Western Pacific contractor at Berri Creek, narrowly escaped being drowned in the raging flood on Monday evening.
Caro desired to cross the river, although warned not to attempt it. He launched a small skiff and started off. When about half-way across the skiff turned broadside to the stream and in a second capsized. Caro grasped the boat and hung onto it. He was carried down stream fully 100 yards, unable to aid himself. Luckily the skiff swerved in toward the shore and momentarily stopped. In that pause a rope was drifted out to Caro and he grasped it and was hauled in to the shore, more dean than alive. If it had not been for the fact that Caro grasped the boat and held on, he would have been drowned, as no swimmer could have stemmed the raging torrent.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 21 - William JOHNSON, a negro who stabbed Ole HESBOT, a saloonkeeper, about a month ago for ejecting him from his saloon, had a hearing before Judge WARD yesterday, was bound over on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder, waived time for passing of sentence, was taken before Superior Judge GRAY and given five years in the Folsom State Prison.
LA PORTE (Plumas Co.), March 21 - The remains of Mrs. Emilie J.P. STOUT, who died here on March 11th, will be buried in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery at Sacramento, and are now on the way to that city, having left here Monday. She was born at Windham, Maine, fifty-eight years ago, and was a sister of Mrs. M.P. BARNES, of this place; Mrs. George H. REED, of Tacoma, Washington;
E. PURINTON, also of Tacoma; S.A. PURINTON, Longfellow, Texas, and Mrs. C.A.
PLUMMER, Portland, Maine.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, March 22, 1906
YUBA COUNTY (Sutter Co.), March 22 - Sheriff WILSON received a telegram from Sheriff MOORE of Lake County last evening stating that the latter had in custody at Lakeport, Henry MAYERS, who is wanted in this county on a charge of arson.
About a month ago, it is alleged, Mayers set fire to a large barn belonging to CORRELL Brothers, on the Sacramento River, near Kirksville. The building, together with a number of horses and wagons and agricultural implements was destroyed.
Sheriff WILSON has been searching for Mayers since the crime was committed but no trace of him had been found before the telegram was received from the Lake County Sheriff. Wilson left to-day to bring the prisoner back.
YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), March 22 - Babetta KELLAR, wife of Franc KELLAR, a well-known resident of Yuba City, died yesterday. The death is particularly sad owing to the fact that Mrs. Kellar leaves a week-old child. Deceased became the wife of Mr. Kellar about two years ago.
COLFAX (Placer Co.), March 22 - Mrs. Maria WELLS, of Michigan Bluff, died at that place last week. She was one of the pioneer mothers of this State, and “came around the horn” in 1852. With her husband she located at Michigan Bluff in the early fifties and a family of six children was reared to manhood and womanhood, all of whom survive her, and are as follows: James , John, William and Robert Wells, of Michigan Bluff; Mrs. ARCHIBALD, of Madera; and Mrs. HOFFMAN, of San Jose. Deceased was a native of Kalida, Ireland.
COLFAX (Placer Co.), March 22 - N.T. GILBERT, one of the oldest pioneers of the State, died at his house in Yankee Jims, this county, last week from natural causes. At the time of his demise he was 76 years of age. He was the first teamster to ever go into the famous mining town of Yankee Jims. He landed there in 1850 and resided there continuously up to the time of his death. He was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and leaves four brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 22 - Reports are current of the mistreatment of boy pupils in the Washington School, this city, by male instructors. Yesterday, according to what has been learned, Harry COOK was the victim of a teacher’s rough handling, being knocked senseless. The Cook boy, it is said, was scuffling in a friendly way with another lad in the school house, when he was seized by the teacher and thrown violently against a deck. His ear was cut and he fainted from the shock. The teacher procured cold water which he sprinkled on his face before the lad recovered. The boy, it was stated last night, would be unable to attend school to-day. It is claimed that this is the second case of rough handlings within a week. The parents of the two lads in question are highly indignant and their fellow pupils also express themselves in no uncertain terms over the occurrence.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), March 22 - The Western Pacific operations in this county seem to be followed with a more than ordinary amount of ill luck. For the past thirty days only four and one-half days of labor have been performed, due to the wet weather, and on top of this comes the report from the camp, located five miles west of Lodi, that influenza has broken out among the horses. There are eighty animals at this camp, and a number have died lately.
Influenza is not confined to the railroad horses alone, for in other portions of the county this deadly disease is playing havoc. The weather conditions are just right for such an epidemic, and for horses to contract the disease does not mean that they catch it from other inflicted animals. It is in the air and all animals are liable.
SUISUN (Solano Co.), March 22 - William GOOSEN, who has leased his hunting preserve to the Field and Tule Gun Club has brought suit against the club for $500 damages. He alleges that the club has maintained flood gates since the close of the hunting season, and let water in which destroyed his pasture. He also alleges that the club burned the tule, also destroying the pasture. In addition to the damages, he asks for an injunction to restrain the members of the club from doing the things complained of.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), March 22 - Late yesterday afternoon the Grand Jury indicted Peter McNEFF and W.E. SWAIN on the charge of stealing and killing four hogs belonging to E.J. BLOSSOM. The men were arrested and released on $500 bonds each. They were to have been tried to-day before Justice BRANSFORD on this charge, which had been reduced to petty larceny, but will now not have to appear as the hearing has been postponed.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), March 22 - the Fire Commissioners of Weaverville have called a special election to be held early in April at which the people will be asked to vote a special tax sufficient to raise $1300, the money to be used in improving the fire equipment of the town. The taxable property of Weaverville is assessed at $185,000. A tax of 6 2-3 cents on each $100 will produce the $1300 wanted. The tax will doubtless be voted.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 22 - Albert GOULD will not be prosecuted for the alleged murder of Joe Bush at Manton on Tuesday of last week. Both parties are Indians. The Coroner’s Jury found that Gould was guilty of murder and recommended that the District Attorney prosecute him on that charge. Gould was brought to Redding Friday and has since been held in the County Jail. No charge has been placed against him and District Attorney DOZIER says he will not persecute him unless some of the people of Manton who are interested swear to the complaint. The District Attorney appears to think that Gould shot Bush when the latter was abusing Gould’s mother, making the killing a case of justifiable homicide. The public formed the same opinion, the Coroner’s Jury to the contrary notwithstanding.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), March 22 - Robert FOSTER, a barber, well known here, has been missing for over a week, and the opinion is that his lifeless body lies at the bottom of some prospect hole in the Ophir Mining District. Foster has been an excessive drinker, and it was to recuperate from one of these drinking spells that the missing man went on a visit to a friend in Ophir. Foster was in a high state of nervousness and during a heavy rainstorm in the night he disappeared and has not since been seen. Searching parties have been out, but the only evidence of Foster that has been found was his hat which was discovered in a near-by orchard. Foster’s parents reside in Placerville.
CHICO (Butte Co.), march 22 - There have been no further developments in the case of the poisoning of Bert CHESTER, the former Normal football player, except the verification of the decision of the attending physician in regard to the nature of the poison, which he stated was cocaine, by the rest of the local physicians.
Chester was upon the street to-day, but at times was subject to coughing spells in which blood was thrown out, presumably from the raw condition of the stomach after the violent strain upon it during the convulsions from the poisoning.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 22 - Frederick LANGWAY, a rather speedy young man about town, who followed bar-tending for a livelihood, is wanted by the local officers of the law, but his whereabouts are not known. Langway came here from Marysville about a year and a half ago and secured employment with A.V. REYNOLDS, an undertaker. Being of good appearance and a neat dresser, he made many friends, and when he left after a few months his departure was much regretted. About three months ago he returned to Oroville and his friends were not long in noticing a complete change in his demeanor. He tended bar in various places, mixed freely with the gambling fraternity and consorted with women in the tenderloin district. He was going the pace that brings disgrace and ruin.
Something over a week ago $150 was placed in his hands for safe-keeping by a woman with whom he was consorting, and the next morning he left on the train for parts unknown. The few people who were aware of the fact kept the matter secret as long as possible, but when the woman could be kept quiet no longer and appealed to the officers, the affair leaked out. It is doubtful if anything can be done to Langway for no doubt it is merely a breach of trust. It is said that a number of Langway’s acquaintances are also mourning his sudden departure to the extent of various small sums of money borrowed the night before he left town.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 22 - W.H. ROBERTS, who entered the house of John CLARK, near Yankee Hill, during his absence, and who was charged with burglary, yesterday entered a plea of guilty and Judge John C. GRAY sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment in Folsom. He declared he had no intention of committing a burglary, but entered the house merely to rest.
RENO (Nev.), March 22 - Little Annie, a Piute Indian, and another squaw, each took a drink of China gin in a Chinese store yesterday afternoon, and within a few minutes Little Annie was dead. The other squaw became dangerously ill but recovered. The Chinaman has been arrested.
RENO (Nevada Co.), March 22 - Roberto SANTICO, who killed G. AIMJANDO in Humboldt County, this State, on February 15th last, was discharged to-day by Judge MINER on the ground that the shooting was done in self-defense. The only witness to the tragedy was a woman, and she cannot be found. Both the men, who are sheepmen, came from Sierra County, Cal.
RENO (Nev.), March 22 - John CRUTCHBERRY, a well-known French stockman, was thrown from a wagon in a runaway at Golconda to-day, and instantly killed, one of the wheels striking his head.
RENO (Nev.), march 22 - F. THOMS, representing a San Francisco wholesale house, was taken violently ill on a Southern Pacific train from ptomaine poisoning and is undergoing treatment here. He said that he was poisoned in an Auburn (California) hotel where he ate a short time before boarding the train. Several other who ate at the hotel were taken ill while coming to Reno, but Thomas was the only one whose condition became serious.
TONOPAH (Nev.), March 22 - C.V. McIVOR was shot and killed yesterday at Silver Peak by Al COOK, of Goldfield. Cook was slightly wounded in the neck by a bullet fired by McIvor.
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The Evening Bee
Friday, March 23, 1906
ARRESTED BY OFFICERS FOR THE KILLING OF MESSENGER HASKELL AND STAGE
White Sombrero, Showing Buckshot Holes, and a Woman Lead to suspicion and Final Capture REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 23 - A white sombrero hat, with two buckshot holes in the crown, found two months after the attempted hold-up of the De La Mar state and the killing of Express Messenger HASKELL on October 9th, was the important clue that has led to the arrest of two men, who the officers believe are the would-be stage robbers and the murderers of Haskell. The hat was found half a mile from the scene of the tragedy at a lonely spot in the woods where the bandits had camped for a day and night, probably.
The men arrested are Charles WHITESCARBOR and Con C. HARDWICK. The first was arrested at Stockton Wednesday, and Hardwick, who was supposed to be at Clipper Gap, was arrested in this city yesterday at the Court House, when he went to the Sheriff’s office to enquire what he was wanted for. Sheriff RICHARDSON, it is expected, will arrive from Stockton to-day with Whitescarbor in custody.
Hardwick is believed to be the bandit who, from behind a shield made of barrel staves, and set up a hundred yards from the road, ordered Ed DURFOR, driver of the De La Mar stage, to stop. Durfor and Messenger HASKELL were the only men aboard. The highwayman’s command was emphasized by a shot from his rifle. Haskell returned the fire, but shot only once, for the bandit’s first shot wounded the messenger and left him helpless. Haskell told Durfor to whip up the horses. Durfor did so, and the stage was soon out of range of the bandits’ bullets. The robber fired seven times in all. Two bullets struck Haskell and inflicted wounds that proved fatal two days later.
Durfor saw that the masked bandit behind the barrel-stave shield wore a white sombrero. Only one robber was visible. It was not until the officers examined the ground that evidence showed that a second highwayman was in hiding. A hundred yards of strong twine led from the shield to a point around the hill where the second robber could see the approach of vehicles and signal to his partner when the mail stage was coming. This twine was left lying on the ground.
For two months the officers had little or nothing to work upon. It was in December that a cowboy riding the brushy range half a mile from the scene of the hold-up found some cast-off clothing and various articles, indicating that some one had camped there. Among the articles of clothing was a white sombrero. The crown had been pierced by two buckshot, apparently. The holes indicated it. Express Messenger Haskell fired once with his shotgun at the robber.
The hat was traced finally to be that of C.C. Hardwick, a woodchopper living near Bert KRAMER’s, across the river from Redding and twenty miles from the scene of the tragedy. Five different parties identified it as belonging to Hardwick, but Hardwick was gone. He had a partner in the woodchopping business. His name is Charles Whitescarbor. They were associated together a great deal, and were steady customers at George WHITAKER’s saloon at the east end of the Redding bridge. They were in that saloon a day or two before the robbery, and were overheard talking about hold-ups. George Whitaker heard them, and after the hold-up he related his suspicions to the officers. Whitaker was drinking hard at the time, and little attention was paid to his theories. He since committed suicide by jumping from the bridge into the river.
Hardwick and Whitescarbor reappeared in the Kramer neighborhood after the robbery. They went to cutting wood again, and were again patrons of the Whitaker saloon. They even came to Redding and had their pictures taken together.
When Sheriff Richardson - and it is to be remembered that he deserves all the credit for the detective work done - settled to his own satisfaction that Hardwick and Whitescarbor were the men wanted, his next problem was to locate them.
Hardwick had a tender feeling for Miss KRAMER, daughter of Bert KRAMER.
The Sheriff learned of this and surmised that Hardwick would write to her. The officer was very diplomatic in getting the information he desired. He finally learned that Hardwick was at Clipper Gap, Placer County, where he has relatives living. At the same time he learned that Whitescarbor was in Petaluma.
So on Tuesday a complaint was sworn to before Justice of the Peace CARR, and warrants issued for the arrest of the two men. Constable CRUM was sent Tuesday night to Clipper Gap to arrest Hardwick, but on arriving there he found that Hardwick had just left, and had probably returned to Shasta County to see his sweetheart. Constable Crum so informed the officers here yesterday. They hurried across the river to the Kramer home. Miss Kramer told them that her brother and Hardwick had just gone to Redding. The officers returned to town and hunted everywhere, but could not find their man.
Taken at Court House.
In the meantime young Kramer and Hardwick had returned home unobserved.
Miss Kramer told them that Deputy Sheriff BEHRENS had been looking for them. The brother was in favor of returning to Redding at once and see what was wanted. Hardwick demurred. Miss Kramer insisted, and finally Hardwick consented.
When he reached the Court House Hardwick soon found what was wanted, for the Deputy Sheriff clapped him into the strongest cell and there he is now. Whitescarbor left Petaluma to go to Stockton, and he was arrested there Wednesday and delivered yesterday into the custody of Sheriff Richardson. The arrest of the two causes great excitement in Redding. District Attorney Dozier, who has been a close adviser of Sheriff Richardson, says he is confident the right men are in custody.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 23 - The sudden death of J.W. BANDY, mentioned in The Bee of yesterday, came as a surprise to his many friends. While not in good health, having suffered from cardiac asthma, still there was nothing to indicate his death was near. The immediate cause of his death was pulmonary apoplexy.
Mr. Bandy was a native of Illinois, 69 years of age. At the age of 15 he joined a party bound for California, and crossed the plains with an ox team. He located at Sacramento in 1852. After a few months he went to Placerville, where he was employed in the mines for three years. He next became a driver on the stage line between Sacramento and Virginia City. He afterwards freighted between the various mining camps. In 1850 he came to Yolo County and pre-empted a quarter section of land on Oak Creek, in Hungary Hollow. This small beginning grew until he owned 7000 acres of land in one body. He also owns ninety acres of hop land on the Yolo side of the river, five miles north of Sacramento. In 1888 he removed to a home he purchased in this city, where he resided until his death. In 1893 he was elected City Trustee and served until 1897. He was elected a Supervisor in 1896, and served until 1900.
On March 26, 1870, he married Miss Olive Jane ROOT, who survives him, as do three children - Mrs. G.N. MERRITT and J.E. and Claude BANDY; two sisters, Mrs. Mary GARRETT, of Marysville, and Mrs. Jane PATTERSON, of Portland, Ore., and two brothers, Sylvester and Forest BANDY, of Bellingham, Wash.
The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the late residence of the deceased.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 23 - At an “at home” held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. GRIFFIN, of near Winters, this afternoon, the engagement was announced of their daughter Grace to Harry L. HUSTON, of this city. The wedding will be solemnized at the residence of the bride’s parents April 26th.
The bride-to-be is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFIN, and is well known in this city, where she was educated at the Holy Rosary Academy. Mr. Huston is the youngest son of Mrs. S. A. HUSTON, of this city, and now holds the office of District Attorney of this county.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 23 - E.M. BUTOWSKI, the Polish tailor who stabbed Marshal S.H. WILSON a few days ago, inflicting a slight flesh wound on his right hand, was to have had a preliminary examination yesterday, but when the case was called it was postponed until next Thursday. He has secured the services of an attorney to defend him. Wilson refused to prosecute him, but pressure was brought to bear and District Attorney SEXTON swore to a complaint charging the tailor with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 23 - Henry NELSON and M. DESPAIN, who secured the contract for hauling crushed rock from the city gravel pits to the streets where the rock is used, are tired of their job at the prices at which it was gained, and have applied to the City Board of Trustees to relieve them of the work by paying them 85 cents a load instead of 60 cents, the contract price. The Board was not prepared to grant the change without first securing the opinion of the City Attorney, who was not present. The matter was referred to him for settlement. The new price is still 2 ‡ cents lower than the next lowest bid at the awarding of the contract.
CHICO (Butte Co.), march 23 - Dr. C.L. BROWNING, a regular practicing physician of Chico, has brought suit against the County of Butte to recover $108, the full amount alleged to be due him for his services when holding autopsies at four different places in the county. The Board of Supervisors had previously scaled the bill down to $60 and mileage, as it is in the habit of doing with all such bills. Heretofore, no contest has been made of such decisions. Dr. Browning, however, believes that the bill is none too high for the services rendered.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 23 - Two of the most popular students of the Chico High School - Earl OPSAL and Miss Elma BOYDSTUN - were married yesterday at Sacramento, and then took the train for Loyalton, Sierra County, where the young man is to engage in business with his brother. The marriage was a surprise to the many friends of the young people as they were not supposed to be thinking of entering the matrimonial state at present, although they have been going with each other for nearly five years. Each is 19 years of age. The consent of the young men’s parents was secured.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 23 - Three applications have been received so far by the School Trustees of Chico for the position which will be left vacant by the resignation of C.W. LEININGER, who was recently appointed Register of the Government Land Office at Redding, over several competitors, by President Roosevelt. Those applying are all graduates of the Chico Normal, and are teaching in the schools of this State and in Oregon. They are Freedom HOFFMAN, Walker KYNOCH and Samuel ROBBINS.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 - The friends in this city of Miss Emily PARKS and Arthur H. REDINGTON, whose engagement was announced not long since, will not have the pleasure of attending their wedding, which is to be celebrated probably in the early part of May at the home of Miss Parks’ sister, Mrs. WILSON, in Ottawa, Canada. Miss Parks has spent the Winter there. Mrs. Parks, the mother of the bride-elect, is at present at her home in Marysville, but expects to go East later to be present at the wedding. After their marriage Mr. Redington and his bride will have a brief wedding journey, and then will come to San Francisco to make their home.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 23 - Colonel E.A. FORBES, of this city, publisher of the Appeal, yesterday closed a deal for the purchase of the Chico Enterprise, told in The Bee of last Friday, and to-day took possession of the property, B.F. and J. Clem ARNOLD retiring. Forbes has made inquiries looking to the purchase of the Oroville Register, but the paper, it is understood, is not for sale, the BOYNTON estate proposing to run it for a time, at least. There is a rumor to the effect that he contemplates putting a third paper into the dredger city field, but how much basis there may be for this is not known.
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The Saturday Bee
March 24, 1906
BUCKEYE (Shasta Co.), March 24 - John Adams KELLEY, aged 84, died last evening at his home on the Stillwater and will be buried to-morrow at Houston’s cemetery near by. Kelley was a pioneer of the county and one of its oldest citizens.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 24 - That the California Midland Railroad Company will not have things all its own way in the condemnation suits which it has instituted against certain land owners south of this city for rights-of-way is manifest by the defendants having secured strong legal talent to fight the proceedings.
The attorney for BYERES Brothers have filed a demurrer to the complaint in the Superior Court, declaring that the complaint does not contain sufficient facts to constitute a cause of action, nor does it state whether a road is to be built at all.
Mary Ellen SMITH, John M. THOMAS and the Metropolitan Trust Company, Thomas SLEEMAN and Dudley DEDMAN have taken similar action and will make a bitter contest.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 24 - A wide range of matrimonial business was transacted in this county during the week just closing. A marriage license was issued to Walter HOFFMASTER, aged 25, of Stirling City, and Frances GILBERT, aged 20, of Millville.
A finale decree of divorce was granted to Sadie J. WALKER from James P.
An interlocutory decree of divorce was granted to Millie L. OSBORN from Edgar L. OSBORN. The couple reside in Redding.
Leornie COCHRANE has instituted an action for divorce from Alexander B.H.
Emma J. LAWYER, of Old Diggings, is sorry that she ever got an interlocutory decree of divorce from John W. LAWYER, and the two joined in asking that the decree be set aside and the divorce suit dismissed. This was done by the Court.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 24 - Two marriage licenses were issued from the County Clerk’s office during the past week. Frank Leland OWEN, aged 20, and May Jane LUTZ, aged 17, both residents of Thermalito; Ernest Leslie PARRISH, aged 24, and Ann Elisabeth COOK, aged 22, both residents of Chico. An interlocutory decree of divorce was granted Ora B. SHIELDS from S. E. SHIELDS. Plaintiff was awarded the custody of a minor child of six years of age, Florence E. Shields, the defendant having the privilege of visiting the child once a month.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 24 - Mrs. Helen BREEN was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from her husband, J.J. BREEN, yesterday afternoon by Judge GADDIS. Extreme cruelty was alleged in the complaint. The plaintiff and her mother, Mrs. Mary A. BUILOCK, testified. The defense offered no testimony. Plaintiff was allowed to resume her maiden name. By stipulation in Court, counsel fees and alimony were waived.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 24 - Although there were no applicants for marriage licenses in this county this week there is evidence that Cupid is at work on Yuba countyites in other portions.
The engagement was announced this week of Miss Jessie WAPPLE, a charming native daughter of Marysville, now of San Francisco, and Herman BURKHARD, of Santa Monica.
The wedding of Dr. E.W. HANLON, of this city, and Miss Mamie KELLY, of Napa, took place in New York City Monday.
The announcement that Arthur H. REDINGTON, ex-City Attorney of this city, and Miss Emily PARKS, a popular young woman of Marysville, will be married at the home of the latter’s sister in Ottawa, Canada, in May, has been made.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 24 - The announcement has been made here that Harry L. HUSTON, District Attorney of Yolo County, will be married on April 26th to Miss Grace GRIFFIN, daughter of L.B. GRIFFIN, who lives near Winters.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 24 - Trouble was occasioned yesterday evening in a local Japanese restaurant when a penniless stranger put up such a plea for a meal that the proprietor granted his request. So far, so good; but when the stranger kept ordering more and more dishes, and then compelled the Japs to bring them to him, the officers were appealed to for assistance. The man skipped, however, before the officers arrived.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 24 - What came very near resulting disastrously for an employe of the Street Railway Company occurred yesterday afternoon when a piece of trolley wire swung around in such a manner as to strike a worker just below the eye, cutting a raged gash in the flesh. The fraction of an inch of hight in the swinging would have caused the loss of an eye.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 24 - Two men have been captured in this city by the local officers and they are being held on suspicion of being the burglars who recently entered the boarding house at Hamilton. When charged with the crime, neither one, although taken separately, would talk about the matter. The men are probably the ones wanted, for it is alleged they were seen to enter the store and a good description of them was gained. Their names are Frank KINLEY and Joseph MALONE.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 24 - Ray MURPHY, a young man in the employ of the Northern Electric Railway Company, was struck upon his gloved finger by a heavy piece of iron yesterday afternoon, and his finger was badly broken. Murphy was at work at an emery wheel, sharpening a knife, and some part about the machine broke, throwing a lever back upon the spot where his hand was resting.
Dr. MOULTON attended the injury and stated that if the heavy glove had not been upon the hand, the finger would undoubtedly have had to be amputated.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 24 - The transfer of a valuable piece of city realty was made yesterday. P.A. ANDERSON, of Sacramento, paid over the purchase price of $10,400 for a lot on Myers Street, nearly opposite the site of the Union Hotel. The property was purchased from Colonel R.M. GREEN, the two heirs of the HECKER estate, and it is considered to be one of the most valuable pieces of property in the town. The purchaser has given out no intimation as to what he intends to do with the property, but it is not likely he will allow it to remain idle. The lot is now occupied by a bowling alley, a shooting gallery and a restaurant, all housed in tents. It is rumored that a hotel will be built on the lot.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 24 - Yesterday morning Earle D. BLOWERS, dredgemaster of California No. 1, was ascending the stacker of the boat, and when near the top he slipped and fell. He threw out his left hand to try to save himself, and his middle finger was caught in the machinery and so badly crushed that it was found necessary to amputate it.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, March 26, 1906
Mrs. Ledoux Arrested at Antioch This Morning Believed to be Murderess of A.N. McVicar, Whose Body Was Found in a Trunk at Stockton.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 26 - The all-absorbing topic in Stockton to-day is the trunk murder mystery - the finding of the dead body of a man in a trunk at the Southern Pacific railway station Saturday night. Early yesterday morning it developed that the murdered man was Albert N. McVICAR, a timber man in the Rawhide Mine at Jamestown. He occupied a room in the California rooming house Friday night with a woman registering as A.N. McVicar and wife, of Jamestown. The police are satisfied that the woman committed murder, beating the man to death over the head with some such instrument as a sandbag.
It was learned late last night that the woman was the ex-wife of McVicar, but last August she was married to Eugene or Jean LEDOUX, a teamster, whose folks conduct a miners’ boarding house near Martelis Station, Amador County. As the furniture purchased at a local store was directed to be sent to Martelis in care of a man named Ledoux, whom she is said to have designated as her brother, suspicion was directed to that quarter. Sheriff SIBLEY went to Jackson Sunday and investigated but found that Ledoux had not been away, and that he was in Jackson on the day of the murder. This at least relieves him of any direct connection with the crime. He professed ignorance of it. The woman’s maiden name was Emma COLE, and her widowed mother, Mrs. HEAD, resides between Jackson and Sutter, in Amador County. She told Sheriff SIBLEY her daughter had left home two weeks ago for Stockton or San Francisco. Where she was at the present time she did not know.
SAYS McVICAR WAS KILLED BY CARBOLIC ACID Mrs. Ledoux Declares One Joe Miller Administered the Fatal Dose
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 26 - Mrs. LEDOUX, suspected of the murder of her ex-husband, A.N. McVICAR, in this city last Saturday, was arrested at Antioch this morning at the Arlington Hotel by Town Marshal Thomas B. SHARON on information sent from Stockton. On being arrested the woman promptly admitted her identity and said she knew what she was wanted for. A special message to the Mall from Antioch to-day gives the statement of the woman as follows:
She declares that carbolic acid was administered McVicar Saturday morning by Joe MILLER, a sandy-complexioned man with a smooth face. He and McVicar, so she said, came to the room intoxicated Friday night and McVicar went to bed. She said that she was around with Miller after that. In the morning about 9 o’clock they went into the room and Miller administered the poison. She does not go into details, but declares she had nothing to do with it outside of assisting in putting the body in the trunk. Neither does she give the reason for the killing.
She telephoned her mother this morning in an endeavor to have the latter meet her in Lodi or Galt, and said she expected to take the Santa Fe train for Stockton.
She admits that much, but told the Constable she was to wait there for Miller, who had gone to San Francisco with her Saturday afternoon from Stockton on the 4 o’clock train. They had started for Stockton last night, Miller leaving her at Point Richmond, and stating that he would meet her at Antioch, so she says.
Her statement is conflicting, as she could not leave for her home in Amador and wait for Miller as well.
The woman will be turned over to Sheriff VEALE, of Contra Costa County, and brought to Stockton this evening. She takes her arrest very cooly. In so far as her story mentions Joe Miller and carbolic acid, but little credence is given her story here. Her statement does not account for the bruises on the head, and as for carbolic acid, the autopsy surgeons did not discover any trace of it. There was a slight but unimportant inflammation of the stomach, and it is being analyzed. A bottle with some whisky in it was found in the room, and the woman may have given him poison in a drink. It is hardly likely that anybody would attempt to give another so active a poison as carbolic acid, which would burn him badly and thus betray itself. A person taking carbolic acid would not be incapacitated from putting up a hard struggle, and there was no sign of a struggle.
Dr. HULL, one of the autopsy surgeons, stated this morning that the blows on the head, causing congestion of the inner lining of the skull, had caused death, and that there was absolutely no evidence of poison. There was absolutely no evidence of carbolic acid and no odor of alcohol, which would be the case had he been very drunk.
There is also a disposition to doubt the Miller story, and it is thought she is trying to shield herself, though the possibility of some man being indirectly connected with the crime is admitted.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 26 - Charles WHITESCARBOR, the De La Mar stage robber suspect, was brought up from Red Bluff yesterday and for three hours he was questioned in the Sheriff’s private office by District Attorney DOZIER, Detective John THACKER, Sheriff RICHARDSON and Deputy Sheriff HUBBARD. The nature of the story told by the accused has not been revealed to the public. The people, although interested, are not curious enough to interfere with the officers in their investigations and are patient enough to wait the proper time for all the evidence to be made public. Whitescarbor was returned to the Tehama County Jail on the southbound overland leaving Redding at 10:30 yesterday morning. There is not the remotest fear of a lynching and guards at the jail have not been increased, all published reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
NAPA (Napa Co.), March 26 - A serious shooting affray occurred on the steamer Napa City, which carries passengers and freight between Napa and San Francisco, at the wharf at Napa yesterday. Mate O.B. TORGENSEN, of the steamer Scotland, perhaps fatally wounded with a revolver Manuel COSTA, a dredger employed on the boat. Costa was quarrelsome, and Torgensen finally knocked Costa down and carried him on to the wharf. Costa, who is a powerful man, then attacked Warehouse-keeper J. PENDERSEN and knocked him down. He then went back onto the steamer and tried to secure a razor from a man who was shaving himself. Failing in this, Costa picked up a large pair of scissors and started for Torgensen. After warning Costa, Torgensen fired two shots. The first ball took effect in Costa’s right arm near the wrist, and the second ball lodged in his left groin. Torgensen was placed under arrest.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), March 26 - John Stuart FISHER, of Junction City, a resident of Trinity County since 1852, died here last week at the age of 86. Ever since 1858 he was interested in the famous Junction City placer known as the Chapman and Fisher Mine. He was buried by the Masons.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), March 26 - Mrs. B. McCUZZONS, widow of the late former Senator James McCUZZENS, died yesterday in San Francisco. She was formerly a resident of Vallejo, and was well known here. She was the mother of Mrs. E.B. EDINGTON, of Knights Landing, Yolo County, and of John and Leo McCUZZONS, of Vallejo.
Louis S. NEWCOMB, an old resident of Vallejo, died suddenly at his home here yesterday from an attack of heart failure. He had been a resident of Vallejo for over forty years, and was well known here.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), March 26 - William H. HOUCHIN, an old resident of Auburn, died at his home here last night. He had lived here a number of years, and was well known throughout Placer County. He was also well known in Sacramento, where he resided some years ago.
He was a native of Logan County, Virginia, and 62 years of age. He came to California in 1862, and ten years later settled in Auburn. He afterward became interested in a stage line between Auburn and Georgetown, which was then a prosperous mining town. He conducted the stage line until 1883. He was married in 1886 in Sacramento, and lived there for two years. He was a prominent Mason and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias. He leaves a wife and two stepsons, Lafayette and Oscar HOUCHIN.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), March 26 - C. GOMES, an aged Portuguese, was struck by passenger train No. 1 Saturday afternoon and killed. The accident occurred at Bernhard’s crossing in this city, and the victim was thrown a great distance from the track, his bones being broken and his body badly crushed. Gomes was well known here, having lived in this city over forty years. The inquest was held yesterday. The deceased left a wife, brother and two grown children, who reside in San Francisco. He was 84 years of age.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 26 - Early in May a small colony of homeseekers will arrive at Chicago Park, this county, nine miles south of Grass Valley, under the leadership of J.F. SIEMS, who came out from Nebraska and purchased a home at the Park fruit district. He is now in Nebraska arranging for the trip with a number of families who are anxious to locate in a more genial climate.
P.D. BARKERMEYER, of Oak Park, Ill., is now here, also looking into the possibilities of Chicago Park for settlers of limited means. He is touring California in the interests of people in his home city, and has already visited Southern California, but is not impressed with that section for the purposes which his friends desire. He states that the northern part of the State is more to his liking, land being cheaper and fully as productive as to the South.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 26 - Barney CONROY, a pioneer of this city and county, died Saturday afternoon in San Francisco at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary WISEMAN, and was buried here this afternoon. He was one of the earliest settlers in Redding, building and owning the old Reading Hotel and later the Golden Eagle Hotel. Of late years he had resided at Mott, Siskiyou County. He was aged 82 years.
Officers Looking For Suspect Expected Armed Resistance, But Found Man Beating His Wife REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 26 - Constable CRUM, who went to Clipper Gap last week to arrest Con. C. HARDWICK, De La Mar stage robber suspect, who was supposed to be at the home of his father, a few miles in the country from Clipper Gap relates a remarkable incident in connection. Sheriff KEEMA, of Placer County, and a deputy accompanied Constable Crum to the Hardwick home . Leaving the Constable and Deputy Sheriff in the surrey standing in the road in front of the house, Sheriff Keena walked towards the dwelling prepared to arrest his man. The three officers did not then know that the man wanted was already in jail in this city. As he approached the front door Sheriff Keena heard a woman’s voice from within, saying: “Oh, don’t, John! Please don’t, John!” The Sheriff retired to the road for his gun and armed re-enforcements. He thought the Hardwicks, seeing his approach and divining his purposes, had determined to make resistance, and that the cries of “Don’t John!” etc., were the pleading of Mrs. Hardwick, mother of the suspected man who sought to restrain her husband from shooting the officer on sight. Sheriff Keena revealed the situation and his suspicions to his deputy and Constable Crum. Then the three officers, each well armed, approached the house in a body. Not stopping to knock, they entered unannounced. They found only two persons in the house - a wood chopper, whose name is not known, and his wife. The husband was beating the wife, and the cries of despair the officers had heard were the woman’s appeals to her spouse to cease his blows. The officers quickly put a stop to the wife-beating. Sheriff Keena said he would have arrested the husband on the spot but for the fact that more important business was in hand. Having satisfied themselves that Con Hardwick was not about the premises, and being also assured that there would be no more wife-beating the officers took their departure.
Developments Indicate That Gilbert Jones Made Deliberate Attempt To Murder J. Parker LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), March 26 - Further particulars with regard to the terrible tragedy here of last Friday morning, as told in The Bee Saturday when Gilbert JONES killed himself after seriously wounding J. PARKER by shooting him in the arm, indicate that Jones had deliberately planned to kill Parker before shooting him by administering poison in his food. A bottle of strychnine was found on his person, two-thirds of which was used. At noon on Thursday Parker says Jones ate dinner with him at the West ranch, and refused to eat any of the potatoes. They tasted bitter, and Parker ate but little.
Again at night the milk was poisoned and Parker was made sick by it. Coroner NUTTER, of Beckwith, viewed Jones’ body Friday night, and the jury pronounced a verdict of death by suicide. The body was brought here. Parker is doing as well as could be expected.
No relatives of Jones can be found by the authorities here, and the body was buried Sunday afternoon. Jones claimed to have three sons in Colorado, one (Hiram JONES) in Pueblo.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, March 27, 1906
BELIEVE MRS. LEDOUX WAS UNAIDED AND ALONE IN MURDER OF McVICAR
Accused Murderess Remains Cool and Unconcerned in Face of Awful Charge - Grand Jury Will Investigate Matter.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 27 - While the public is discussing the cold-bloodiness of the murder of Albert N. McVICAR in the California lodging house in this city last Saturday morning the consummate nerve of the one who drugged him and beat out his life, the coolness and hardihood it must have taken to do the deed, to place the man in a trunk purchased for the purpose and have it taken to a train for shipment as baggage, Mrs. LEDOUX, the woman who is in jail here charged with his murder, is apparently unconcerned and indifferent as to consequences.
Mrs. Ledoux passed a quiet night in the jail and this morning ate her breakfast with apparent relish. Though on the way to Stockton from Antioch she inquired whether she could have an attorney she has made no attempt to secure one since her arrival. It is known that the morning of her arrest she telephoned to Jackson for an attorney, but was unable to reach the man she sought.
Was Unaided and Alone.
It is pretty generally conceded now that she accomplished the death of McVicar unaided and alone, and District Attorney NORTON says he is fully convinced of it from all the known circumstances. Norton denies that the woman has made a confession of the crime; on the contrary, she has persistently declared that she was not concerned in the man’s death, but has admitted a knowledge of it, and says she assisted in putting his remains in the trunk which she purchased. As for the Joe MILLER, who she says was the chief actor in the terrible tragedy, there is no such man. She spent last Saturday night with Joe HEALY in a San Francisco lodging house. Healy establishes a complete alibi covering the time of the murder, says Norton. It is the belief of Norton that the woman drugged the man and then beat him to death. He declines, however, except by inference, to give out anything of the woman’s statement, which was made to him at length.
Grand Jury to Act.
It was decided this morning to call the Grand Jury together and the woman will unquestionably be indicted for murder. This means that there will be no preliminary examination.
The date of the inquest upon McVicar, whose body was been viewed by hundreds of people at the morgue, has not been set, as Coroner SOUTHWORTH is in San Francisco getting the stomach tissue analyzed. The theory of the District Attorney that the man was first drugged by her and then beaten is borne out by the finding in the woman’s effects of a small bottle of laudanum, about one-third full. The report that the woman had made a statement to the effect that the mythical MILLER had given McVicar carbolic acid is probably a mistake. At least it is certain that no carbolic acid was administered. The autopsy surgeons are positive of that. The evidence of carbolic acid poisoning are unmistakable and they were entireyl (sic) absent. It is also pointed out that it would be ridiculous for anyone to administer that poison to another, the taste and the burning sensation betraying it at once.
District Attorney NORTON refused to permit any newspaper men to talk with the woman in the jail. In discussing his stand in this regard, he said to the Associated Press representative:
“I feel it my duty to protect the woman in every way possible. There is yet to be a trial, and interviews would serve to complicate matters. In addition to which there is the liability that she might be made to say things unwittingly that would be used against her. While I feel sure that she committed the crime and that she did it without assistance, I feel it my duty for her sake not to permit her to be talked to. If I allow one to see her I will have to allow all, and the office is disposed to treat all the newspaper men alike. She has not yet secured an attorney. If she does and he is willing to have her talk I have nothing more to say.
Accused Remains Cool.
“As for the woman herself, she is beyond me. In all my experience I have
never seen her equal. She is a study from a criminal standpoint. I never saw an accused person more cool or unconcerned. She seems to take everything as a matter of course, and is as much interested in what goes on about her as though she were on a pleasure trip or sightseeing. At first glance she is rather good looking, but a study of the face soon develops hardness and cruelty there. She seems to give no thought of the terrible crime with which she is charged. She talks freely and answers all questions. Of course she sticks to the accomplice story, but that may be set aside entirely. There was no accomplice.
“Touching the crime, I will not give out her statement, but I will say that she admitted having married a man named William WILLIAMS and going to Arizona, either to Globe or Bisbee. While there he died of some disease peculiar to miners, so she says, miners’ consumption, I think. She says his life was insured for $10,000 and she got the money. “She then met McVicar and married him and he spent the money or invested it for her in various ways. At least, he got rid of it. She lived with McVicar only a few months, when she got a divorce and married Ledoux, who is her present husband. She denies that she ever married a man named BARRETT or BARRY.”
Questioned as to the motive for the crime, Norton said he only had an opinion: it might have been revenge for his having spent her money, or it might have been robbery - a desire to get possession of the furniture which had been purchased and partly paid for, or it might have been jealousy; possibly all three.
McVicar Had Good Reputation.
As for the identity of the deceased, as suggested by the dispatch from the Cripple Creek Chief of Police, Norton says there is no question that the dead man was Albert N. McVICAR, of Jamestown - at least the man so known there for the past year and a half. If he went under any other name previously it is not known here. McVicar’s reputation at Jamestown was the best. Captain NEVILLE, of the Rawhide Mine, where he was employed, as a timber man, says he was one of the best workmen he ever saw, and could turn his hand at anything. He was handy with tools and thoroughly conversant with all mine and mill work. He was a quiet, industrious fellow, who took care of his money, and he was not a drinking man.
It is not believed that there was any money consideration back of the murder. When McVicar and Mrs. Ledoux bought the furniture and he paid $100 down, he said he had little money left, but expected $200 by Wells-Fargo. Inquiry shows he did not receive this. The woman must have known his financial condition.
Sheriff SIBLEY, who has been in Jackson during the past few days investigating the woman’s connections there, says that the family, her husband, and her mother, are “a queer crowd,” as the Sheriff expressed it. When Mrs. HEAD, the woman’s mother, was notified that her daughter was suspected of murder she received that information without the slightest show of emotion, and LEDOUX, the husband, seemed undisturbed. He said he knew nothing whatever about it, and Sheriff Sibley is satisfied that he had nothing to do with it. He said he had expected her home any day during the past week. She had been accustomed to go and come when she pleased and he never worried about her. He knew nothing of the furniture, which at last accounts was on the road somewhere. Ledoux had not received it, nor did he know it was on the way; had never heard of it, in fact.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 27 - A telegram was received this morning by Chief of Police BAKER of this city from the Chief of Police BAKER of this city from the Chief of Police of Cripple Creek, Colo., asking for full particulars of the death of McVICAR, and to be sure that the dead man was McVicar.
It is believed by the Stockton Chief that this information is wanted in connection with the shooting some years ago of a Colorado newspaperman by a Wells-Fargo man named RUSSELL. A card was found in McVicar’s effects which showed that he had been a Wells-Fargo agent.
WICHITA (Kan.). March 27 - Albert McVICAR, who was murdered at Stockton, Cal., worked for an express company here until several years ago. His mother, three brothers and other relatives are still here. They are well-to-do and highly respected. The body of the murdered man will probably be brought here for burial.
CRIPPLE CREEK (Colo.), March 27 - John McVicar, proprietor of the Cripple Creek Laundry, believes that man murdered in Stockton was his brother Albert, and he has wired the officials of Stockton for full particulars. Albert McVicar during 1886-90 was agent for the Wells-Fargo Express (rest of article is cut off).
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, March 29, 1906
Accused Murderess Bought Six Ounces of Cyanide of Potassium, the Poison Believed to Have Been used in Murder of McVicar. STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 29 - District Attorney NORTON stated this morning that he had been informed that the discovery had been made in San Francisco that Mrs. LE DOUX, charged with the murder of her ex-husband, A.N. McVICAR, had purchased a six-ounce bottle of cyanide of potassium at the Baldwin Pharmacy about the 14th of the month and traces of the poisoning had been found by the chemist engaged in analyzing pieces of tissue from the dead man’s viscera.
“If they have found that,” said Norton, “then they are ahead of us.”
“Isn’t it true,” was asked, “that a bottle which had contained cyanide of
potassium was found, and also that a knife or cleaver was also found among the effects of the woman?”
“I am not saying anything about anything now,” was the reply.
“Will you deny that these were found?” was the next question.
“I am not denying anything at all,” replied the official, with a smile.
It is known here, however, that the authorities have been working on the theory that cyanide of potassium was the poison used. The chemists have been asked to test for it, and it leaked out to-day that a local chemist whose name the authorities decline to reveal has been working along these lines. What he had found has not been given out. It is admitted, however, that he found no trace of that poison in some whisky found in a flask in the room where the murder took place.
The officers still at work on the case here, taking up loose ends of the evidence and the movements of the man and the woman, have been closely followed with respect to time and other matters.
The woman is not allowed to see the newspapers and is notified of the progress of her case. There is no change to her demeanor to-day and the officers have given up the idea that she will break down or confess. District Attorney Norton was shown an Association Press dispatch this morning relating to the discovery that Mrs. LE DOUX had purchased cyanide of potassium for photographic purposes at a drug store in the metropolis and was asked for a statement.
“I have nothing to say,” declared the official.
Deputy Sheriff Carlton CASE, who has been at work on the case, was also shown the dispatch. He at first denied that there was any truth in it, but finally reluctantly admitted that it was true.
Glen Cove Farmer Alleges Damages To Crops And Pasture Land From The Fumes Of The Smelter FAIRFIELD (Solano Co.), March 29 - The important case of C.B. DEMING a rancher at Glen Cove, against the Selby Smelting Company was commenced in the Superior Court Tuesday before Judge HARRIS at Fairfield. A jury was secured after four hours. The jury is composed of ten farmers and two business men of Suisun.
C.B. Deming claims $5200 for damage to crops by fumes of the smelter, $300 for the loss of four horses and $368 for loss of pasturage, all from the fumes.
Deming was the first witness and testified to the damage done by the fumes, and George L. RYERSON, a neighboring rancher gave the same evidence. The case will last probably a week, and as many other damage suits depend on this one, the outcome is looked forward to with interest.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 29 - The case of H.H. SNOWBALL, of Knights Landing, charged with battery upon his own son, upon a warrant sworn to by Dr. DIXON, was tried before Justice of the Peace LAMPTON at that place yesterday. After being out two hours, the jury stood six to six and was discharged.
It will be remembered, as told in The Bee at the time, Snowball’s son broke his arm and was taken to Dr. Dixon’s office for attention. Dixon set the arm, and as soon as Snowball heard of it he went to the physician’s office and, it is charged, removed the bandages from the boy’s arm and brought him to this city for treatment.
N.A. Lybeck Gets Judgement Against S.W. Allen At Corning For Arrest Without Cause CORNING (Tehama Co.), March 29 - The case of N.A. LYBECK vs. S.W. ALLEN, praying for judgement for $299 as damages for arrest without cause and defamation of character, was heard before Justice CROOKS and a jury of eight men. A verdict was awarded in the sum of $122 to plaintiff as a salve for his wounded pride and damaged business.
The action grew out of the arrest of the plaintiff by Allen in Red Bluff February 19th. At that time a habeas corpus proceeding was brought before Superior Judge ELLISON by Allen to retain the custody of his minor child, a lad of 14 years, who was employed by Lybeck. The Judge ruled that the boy was free to go with whom and where he pleased. On stepping from the Court-room after hearing the Judge’s order, Allen jumped onto his son, and, after kicking him, caught him by the throat and pinned him to the floor. The lad, in fright, called for his employer, Lybeck, who intervened and endeavored to prevent the irate father from continuing his unwarranted assault. Allen then caused the arrest of Lybeck on a battery charge and the trial which was conducted here was the result of the arrest at that time.
CORNING (Tehama Co.), March 29 - Thieves broke into the T.J. McCONNELL jewelry establishment last Tuesday and made away with a large amount of jewelry to the value of many hundred dollars.
The matter was kept quiet for a short time in order to allow the constabulary every opportunity for the detection of the thieves. One suspect, William BRADLEY, was arrested during the day by Constable GUMBLE, but after being “sweated,” was released. The stolen property consists of over 150 rings, twenty-five gold chains, brooches, etc. This is the second time the McConnell store has been robbed within three months, thieves having robbed the store during the holidays. Local talent is strongly suspected but no clews have yet been obtained.
CHICO (Butte Co.), March 29 - The “Rose City” baseball team (colored) is scheduled to play the “All-Sacramento” team in this city on April 15th. The local team has been strengthened by a goodly number of imported players this year and the members expect to secure the scalps of many of the best teams from the surrounding towns during the season.
The Sacramento team will be a hard aggregation to go up against for the first game, as the members are all well-known players who have been seen here before on the various Sacramento teams. Among them are the following:
BURKE, McMANUS, LOVERICH, STARLING, CAMPBELL, McCABE, McCAFFERY and WHITE.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), March 29 - The body of Robert FOSTER, who disappeared from the home of a friend about a week ago, where he had gone in an endeavor to recuperate from excessive drinking, was found last night submerged in an oil tank at the Bellevue Mine in the Ophir mining district. Foster has been a porter in a saloon here for several months and was addicted to drinking heavily. To brace up, he was induced to visit a friend near Ophir, and spend a few days with him. Foster was suffering from a high state of nervousness and during a heavy rain storm on the first night of his visit, he left his friend’s house suddenly and no trace of him could be found. Several searching parties investigated the surroundings, but without success, and it was thought he had fallen into a prospect shaft, until yesterday, when the news reached here that a dead body had been discovered in the oil tank at the Bellevue Mine. Coroner SHEPARD was notified and, arriving at the mine, Foster’s body was taken from the tank and an inquest held.
Deceased was a young man, and had many excellent qualities, his only fault being his weakness for intoxicants. His parents reside in El Dorado County.
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The Saturday Bee
March 31, 1906
Put McVicar’s Body In Trunk And Left It In Room While She Went To Purchase Rope STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 31 - The inquest into the cause of the death of A.N. McVICAR, whose body was found in a trunk at the Southern Pacific depot last Saturday brought out some facts that even the authorities did not know. Of course, the man’s death was laid at Mrs. LE DOUX’s door, and the causes were from chloral, morphine (probably administered as “knock-out drops”) and asphyxiation by being forced into the trunk, where there was not enough oxygen to sustain life.
The various acts of the woman have demonstrated that she had taken great chances and possessed reckless nerve. In the first place she gave the name of Mrs. A.N. McVICAR when she purchased cyanide of Potassium in San Francisco. One of her acts, however, nearly resulted in her being discovered while arranging to have the body carted away. It was shortly before noon on the day of the murder. The woman had evidently placed her victim’s body in the trunk, after which she informed Mrs. A. ENGLEHARDT, the proprietress of the California lodging house, that she and McVicar were going away on the 3 o’clock train.
She then went down the street to purchase the rope with which to tie the trunk. While she was away a person called for a room. Mrs. Englehardt took the prospective roomer to Mrs. Le Doux’s apartments. The door was open, and directly behind it was the trunk in which was McVicar’s body. A hasty examination of the room was made, but no attention was paid to the trunk. McVicar was then probably breathing his last. The alleged murderess returned in a few minutes, had the trunk tied and carried to the depot. Now that the Coroner’s jury has charged Mrs. Le Doux with the murder of her former husband, there are not many more steps in the case. The Grand Jury will be drawn next Monday from the special venire summoned a few days ago, and will immediately meet for the purpose of considering the horrible murder.
There is little doubt but that the woman will be indicted. Her trial will be held shortly after, as Judge NUTTER stated to-day to a Bee representative that he has a clear calendar for the April session, and can take the case up at any date. The District Attorney and officers have gathered about all the evidence necessary, and are anxious to get through with the case.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 31 - Deputy County Assessor PETERSON, making a tour of mines and smelters in his district, which embraces only one-quarter of Shasta County, to collect poll taxes, finds the following number of men on the payrolls at the places named:
Mammoth Mine, near Kennett, 214; Mammoth Smelter, at Kennett, 325; De La Mar Mine and Smelter, at Winthrop, 200; Afterthought Mine and Smelter, at Ingot, 150; Reid Mine, Old Diggings, 357; National Mine, Buckeye, 30;
Balkalala Mine, Kennett, 40; Uncle Sam Mine, Kennett, 36; Friday-Lowden Mine, Kennett, 10.
Other large mines in Shasta County not included in the above are the Iron Mountain, near Keswick; Gladstone, at French Gulch; Midas, at Knob or Harrison Gulch; Delta Consolidated at Delta; Bullychoop, on the western boundary of the county.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 31 - Word has reached here of the good fortune of Rev. F.A. KEAST, who was ordained a Methodist minister in this city several years ago. By the terms of the will of the late Jemimah PARSONS, who died in San Francisco recently, Rev. Keast is bequeathed the sum of $5000. His wife is left $400. The minister is now located at Santa Clara. His life has been an interesting one. For a number of years he toiled at day’s pay in the mines of this district, but put in his spare moments studying for the ministry, with the result that he finally attained his desired end.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), March 31 - William H. DIETRICH, Constable in Township No 1, and proprietor of the Roseville Livery and Sale Stable and Junction Saloon, died here last night of quick consumption, aged 37 years. Last Summer, during the haying season, Dietrick contracted a severe cold which settled on his lungs, and in the early days of last Winter he was compelled to take to his bed, since which time he continued to decline until his death.
He was appointed Constable for the Township last summer to succeed Perry HERRING, resigned, and during his active term made an ideal officer. He had been a resident of Roseville for ten years and by his honest and upright dealings made a host of friends. He leaves a wife and little daughter, and a brother here and another in Humboldt, to mourn his death. The funeral services will be held to-morrow, and interment will be in Roseville Cemetery.
Two Rival Lovers Come To Blows Over Woman Who Is Unable To Decide Whom She Loves Best CEDARVILLE (Modoc Co.), March 31 - Word was just received here of a fierce hand-to-hand struggle between Joseph KNUCKS and Edward LAIRD in Warner Valley, which is just across the Oregon State line.
It seems that ill feeling has existed between these men for some time, growing out of a jealousy because of a pretty widow residing in that section. Both men had been paying her attention. She was unable to decide between them, as she said she loved both. This assertion fanned to flames the smoldering embers of love-fed hatred, and when the two men happened to meet at her house war began in earnest.
She tried to separate and pacify them, but such efforts were in vain. After brutally hammering each other with fists and chairs for a time, Laird seemed in a fair way to become victorious in the battle. Fate decreed otherwise, for Knucks seized a shotgun and leveled it on his adversary and would have blown him out of existence had the gun been loaded. Finding the gun could not be fired, he used it as a club, knocking Laird out. During the lively encounter the pretty widow was screaming frantically for help.
Friends arrived and carried Laird away to another home, where he regained consciousness in about three hours. As it is more than sixty miles to Lakeview, Oregon, the nearest Court of Jurisdiction, it is probable that this mode of settlement will stand as law.
It is thought that Knucks will soon make the trip to Lakeview with his prize and be married to prevent any other rivals entering claim to the love of one so dearly won.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), March 31 - John SWASEY, a well-known horseman, was brought to Yreka last night on the train from Dunsmuir in what was supposed a dying condition. He was immediately hurried to the County Hospital. At Montague he was taken off the Southern Pacific train on a litter, and carried to the depot waiting room, where he was recognized as the well-known horse trainer. He was then thought to be dead, but he moved his head a little, which convinced those who surrounded him that he was still alive. What to do with him was the next question, and as the Yreka train would not leave for ten minutes, Frank MILES, a Constable of Montague, telegraphed to the Coroner as what best to do with Swasey. He was ordered to put him on the Yreka train. The Bee representative, on hearing that Swasey was in a dying condition, hurried to the scene to ascertain the correct report of the various rumors about his condition, but from the passengers, nothing definite could be learned.
Swasey’s wife, who was visiting her parents in this city, was informed of his condition, and she immediately went to the hospital, expecting, no doubt, to find her husband in the throes of death. Such was not the case, however, for Swasey’s time had not come yet.
Dr. McNULTY, the county physician, last evening was interviewed, and he informed The Bee representative that Swasey was not badly hurt, and that no bones were broken. He thinks Swasey fell while intoxicated, and pretended to be badly hurt, in order to get a free ride to Yreka.
ALTA (Placer Co.), March 31 - County Superintendent of Schools SHANE, of Auburn, stopped here last night on his way to Emigrant Gap. The public school at Blue Canyon is about to commence, and a consolidation is to be effected between that district and the Emigrant Gap district. The Emigrant Gap school is an old one, but it has gradually dwindled in size, until there are but two students left. This, of course, renders the continuance of the school impracticable.
As Many Watches Taken From As Many Houses By Couple Of Bold Thieves Operating At Dunsmuir DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), March 31 - Six gold watches were stolen from as many Dunsmuir homes by two burglars Friday night. The thieves worked so stealthily that none of the occupants of the six homes was disturbed in his slumber. The losses were not known until the next morning, when the owners awakened and found their gold tickers missing. The burglars made good their escape, and were seen only by the occupants of the seventh home they attempted to raid. They were frightened away and disappeared in the darkness.
The parties losing a gold watch apiece are Harry CARPENTER, chief train dispatcher; A. LEVY, pioneer merchant of the town; Mrs. James WRIGHT, Charles IBACH, David BAXTER and W.R. TUCKER. The homes robbed are widely separated, though in the densely settled part of Dunsmuir. The watches stolen range in value from $200 to $40 a piece.
The thieves were content to take only gold watches, for in Harry Carpenter’s home they left untouched a purse that contained $60 in coin, though it lay on the bureau by the side of the ticker they appropriated. At 3 o’clock in the morning one of the burglars entered a room in the home of Mrs. Mary SCOTT, probably the last dwelling they attacked. The room was occupied by R. BRANSTETTER and Walter SCOTT. They were awakened. They demanded the intruder’s business. The burglar made a jesting reply, and took to his heels. Branstetter and Scott saw a second thief on the porch. He had probably stood on guard, for he flew with his comrade. This is the only evidence that there were two burglars concerned in the remarkably successful night raid for gold watches.
Deputy Sheriff GONGIVER spent all day yesterday in trying to get some trace of the thieves, but he got not a single clue.
The Saturday Bee
March 31, 1906
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 31 - An accident occurred last night at Camp 13 of the Utah Construction Company on the Western Pacific Company’s line about eight miles above here, which may cost the lives of John NELSON and James WILLIAMSON. A third man, Olaf NELSON, was also injured but will recover. The three men were heating water in a nitro-glycerine can, which had been emptied of the explosive. It appears, however, that a small quantity of the nitro-glycerine was sticking to the sides of the can, and when it became hot it exploded with terrific force. The injured men were blown quite a distance by the force of the explosion.
John Nelson and Williamson were brought to the hospital of the Utah Construction Company in this city. They are suffering greatly, and it is not believed they will recover.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 31 - The Marysville Casting Club was organized last night with the following persons as the officers: Dr. J.H. BAFF, President; Charles PEEL, First Vice-President; Wm. FLANNERY, Second Vice-President; Leslie CROOKS, Secretary-Treasurer; Executive Committee - H.A. NIEMEYER, H.S. STARK, Zan FRYE, Henry BROCK and W.S. JOHNSON.
A Committee was appointed to frame a Constitution and By-Laws, as follows:
Sheriff George H. VOSS, J.C. COLLINS, F.H. McCORMICK, Chas. PEEL and G.W. HOLLAND. A copy of the by-laws of the San Francisco Casting Club was given them as an aid in their work.
The honorary membership roll was headed with the names of the late T.J. SHERWOOD and Albert GOLDSMITH, who, during their lifetime took a deep interest in the sport of casting, as well as all other lines. Arrangements will be made for a field day to take place shortly after the 1st of June, when the bass season opens.
The Club has already received a pressing invitation for the San Francisco Club to attend their outings and receive instructions in the rules, etc., of casting.
The membership of the Marysville Club will have Ellis Lake and the grounds of the Marysville Tule Hunting Club on which to practice.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), March 31 - The body of an unknown man was found this morning at Pentz, about eight miles from here. How the man came to his death is not known, and nothing was found on his body to lead to his identity. A Deputy Coroner has been notified and has gone to Pentz to take charge of the body and examine into the cause of death.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), March 31 - Ray E. MURPHY, who was accidentally shot at Esparto by Troy BARR, as told in The Bee yesterday, died here this morning about 5 o’clock. Barr is a son of Harrison BARR, of Esparto. The shooting was entirely accidental and the affair is deeply deplored.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 31 - In the Superior Court here this morning, Judge HEAD sentenced Sid HORN, who robbed a sheepherder at Cottonwood some weeks ago, to five years in a State penitentiary. An effort was made by Horn’s friends to save him from prison and the Probation Officer took charge of his case. But investigation convinced this official that Horn’s record was a bad one and that the proper place for him was behind the bars.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), March 31 - The marriage license bureau in Yuba County experienced a dull week since The Bee’s last report, no application being received in the seven days.
Word came from North Bloomfield that Dr. John B. ROGERS, a former resident of Marysville, and Miss Anna TROOD, of the first-named place, will be married in May.
In the divorce case of Maggie WILLIAMS vs. J.C. WILLIAMS, the final decree of divorce has been granted. The parties formerly resided at Rockerby in this county.
William A. HOSKINS, a former resident of this city, and Mrs. Effie FUGITT formerly of Yuba City, were married in Oakland this week.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), March 31 - Between the unusual rains and the sessions of the Grand Jury, the matrimonial market is below par and only one marriage license was issued this week. The contracting parties were William W. THOMAS, aged 45 years, a native of Illinois and a resident of Orland, and Miss Any Pearl FARNHAM, aged 22 years, a native of California and a resident of Willows.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), March 31 - Only one marriage license was issued during the week. It was given to Dr. J.F. HELMS, aged 24, of Medford, Ore., and Maybelle F. CONNERY, aged 20, of Redding.
Six interlocutory decrees of divorce were made final. The couples affected were: Sarah J. FOSTER and Henry Clay FOSTER; Barbara A. ROSE and W.H. ROSE;
Mary G. JONES and Joseph JONES; Louis DOCKERY and Mamie DOCKERY; Clarence
NEELEY and Winnifred NEELEY; W.L. HARVEY and Anna L. HARVEY. The plaintiff
is named first in each instance. It is noticeable that the plaintiffs are equally divided between the two sexes.
SUISUN (Solano Co.), March 31 - Marriage licenses were issued during this week as follows: L.D. MARTIN, 27, Sacramento, and Grace WILLIAMS, 26, Suisun.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), March 31 - Because Curtiss LARAWAY elected to apply local remedies in a wound he received in his foot by stepping on a rusty nail, he is now threatened with lockjaw, and is in a precarious condition. His first act after the accident was to inject with a syringe a small quantity of turpentine into the wound. He failed to get the looked-for relief from this operation, and then cast about for carbolic acid. He found it and put a small quantity into the wound. This caused the man insufferable pain, and a doctor was speedily summoned. He may recover.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), March 31 - Patrick PAULETTA, who was arrested Thursday and pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting Gregoria GOMES, appeared for sentence before Judge SPENCER yesterday. He was fined $30 with an alternative of thirty days in jai. Pauletta’s mother paid the fine and he was released.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, April 5, 1906
Prove Their Innocence to Officers and Will Be Released From Jail REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - Although proved innocent to the satisfaction of the peace officers of this county of the murder of Express Messenger HASKELL and the attempted robbery of the De La Mar stage on October 9th last, Con. C. HARDWICK and Charles WHITESCARBOR were not released from jail to-day, as it was announced last night they would be, and considerable criticism of District Attorney DOZIER is the result, since he left town to look after private legal business, it is said, instead of remaining here to see that Justice is done as far as is now possible to two innocent men. Hardwick was arrested here on March 22d, as told in The Bee at the time, and Whitescarbor at Stockton. The officers seemed to feel sure of their men and the public was led to believe that the brutal murderers of brave Messenger Haskell were at last in custody. But the prisoners have proved by well-supported testimony and evidence that they were fully forty miles away from the scene of the hold-up and that while the white sombrero found was at one time the property of Whitescarbor he had disposed of it three months before the killing of Haskell. The arresting officers no longer pretend to believe in the guilt of the men.
Hardwick, Bee readers will recall, was traced through a love affair he was carrying on with a Miss KRAMER, and it was at her request, when she learned the Sheriff was looking for him, that he applied at the Court House to learn what was wanted. He was promptly placed under arrest, but assured the officers and his sweetheart that a terrible mistake had been made. He has now proved it.
Whitescarbor was arrested by Stockton police and turned over to Sheriff RICHARDSON, who brought him to Red Bluff, where he was kept over night and subjected to a lot of questioning. He was then brought to this city, where he and Hardwick have since been confined in the County Jail. The two men will be released to-morrow beyond doubt. It is felt here that it is adding injury to injury to keep them behind bars when their innocence is no longer denied.
Driver Badly Injured, Two Horses Crushed To Death and Freight Scattered Over the Mountain Side OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 5 - Another accident occurred yesterday on the Big Bar grade, one of the most dangerous on the river - so much so in fact, that few teamsters will risk their lives by teaming on it. R.J. HASKINS was descending the grade with a six-horse team, having two of the wheels locked with chains. When half way down, one of the chains broke and the team was unable to hold the heavy wagon back. It kept crowding on to the animals, and becoming frightened, they swerved to one side over the grade and the wagon capsizing, pinning two horses under it and crushing the life out of them.
Hasking was thrown from the wagon and narrowly escaped suffering the fate of the two horses.
Luckily when the wagon capsized it lodged against two large pines, preventing the whole outfit from rolling into the canyon hundreds of feet below.
The wagon was loaded with picks, shovels and other tools and about twenty kegs of nails, many of which were broken open as they rolled down the hill, scattering nails everywhere.
Haskins, with a badly-wrenched back, managed to get down to the camp and a force of men was sent up to collect the scattered freight. Five head of horses have been killed this season in nearly the same spot where Haskins met with the accident.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 5 - Rev. J.W. DANIELS, who is canvassing this section for funds in aid of a Children’s Home Finding Society, has asked the authorities to help him locate $45 in currency which he says he lost in Wheatland. He was careless enough to lose his pocketbook containing his treasure. When the pocketbook was recovered the currency was not in it, and there is no trace of the party who came into possession of it.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 5 - Barney PACK, a well-known resident of Dayton, a small town six miles from Chico, and a professed Socialist, who frequently speaks on Chico’s streets, is now in the Chico Jail with a charge placed against his name. Pack was arrested yesterday on a charge of disturbing the peace, but was released upon securing bonds for $100. He went to his home at Dayton, and, it is alleged, drove his wife and daughter out of the house by threatening to kill them if the charge against him, which was made by his brother-in-law, was not removed. Upon another complaint he was rearrested and charged with assault. His bonds were placed this time at $5000.
After Twenty Years English Heirs of Modoc Estate Demand Returns, Only To Learn Money is Gone ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), April 5- Had not William T. CRESSLER, of Cedarville, away back in 1885, taken the precaution to require of Charles MASON, at that time British Consul at San Francisco, an affidavit as to his power of attorney to act in the matter of the estate of George MALE, and also secured from him a receipt for certain money paid over, he to-day would stand responsible for the sum of $2378, with interest for all these years. By will, Male left his estate to relatives in England, and appointed Cressler executor. It required about three years to settle the property, and when all debts were paid a balance in cash remained of $2378. Cressler took this sum to Consul Mason, to be forwarded to England, taking a receipt for the money. He then returned to Cedarville, and thought little more about the matter.
But now, after all these years, a demand has come to him from a firm of English solicitors for a settlement. It is claimed that Consul Mason, who is now dead, having committed suicide, it is said, never remitted to the heirs of Male, the money having been squandered in riotous living in San Francisco. But however that may be, Cressler is safe, the papers he secured from the Consul protecting him amply.
In a case of this kind, it is said the British Government must stand responsible, since its agent in the discharge of his official duties proved derelict.
LAMOINE (Siskiyou Co.), April 5 - Oscar LEASON, of 3026 I Street, Sacramento, who fell from a flume near here last Monday, as told in The Bee at the time, and received terrible injuries, will not recover, say the doctors at the company’s hospital at this place. His back was broken and hope has been abandoned.
Leason, with a companion or two, was walking along the flume on his way from the mill to Lamoine, a distance of about five miles. He had gone but a little way, when, as he was crossing a trestle, he missed his footing and fell to the rocks thirty feet below. He lay there in an unconscious condition until help could be summoned to carry him to the hospital here. His family was notified at once, and several of them at once hurried to his bedside.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - News has reached Redding of the narrow escape of a stageload of passengers traveling from Delta to Trinity Center. The stage left the latter place on its usual run yesterday and had aboard six passengers besides the driver. When approaching the Tollhouse, about six miles from Delta, the kingbolt of the vehicle dropped from its place and immediately the front trucks ran from under the stage. Among the passengers were three tourists from Kansas and one of them, seeing the need for prompt action, jumped from the stage and by superhuman effort stopped its momentum just at the edge of a steep embankment. A serious accident was averted, for there is a hillside drop of about 100 feet at the spot where the stage stopped.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - One more wreck has been added to the long list of Winter accidents on the railroad through this section. It occurred yesterday evening at the same point near Cantara where a wreck took place last Friday. Freight train No. 221 was derailed, tearing up the track for quite a distance and putting a stop to travel. The southbound Oregon express is ten hours late. No one was injured.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - A huge pine tree fell, crashing through the house of Mrs. Mary FRICKEY, near Shingletown, Tuesday. Nita CUNNINGHAM had just arisen when she saw the tree falling. Shrieking a warning to Mrs. Frickey and her son, the girl ran to the door, but could not get out. She sank into a corner just as the tree crashed through the roof, tearing out the door and smashing the bed on which the girl had lain. The house is a complete wreck.
Redding Hotel Man Arrested For Keeping Device In Saloon, And Bitter Fight In Court Is Promised REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - Henry CLINESCHMIDT, proprietor of the Temple Hotel here, and one of the best-known bonifaces in Superior California, was placed under arrest yesterday for keeping a coin-paying slot machine in the saloon of his place of business. He was released upon his own recognizance, and announces that he will fight the case to the bitter end. Clineschmidt makes no denial of the charge, nor does he say that his conduct was not illegal, but he asserts that, as an example, the town of Kennett is allowed to run on a “wideopen” basis, and that he objects to being signalled out when such violations of the law as he is charged with and worse are permitted elsewhere without protest on the part of officials. He is not willing to be made a scapegoat, he declares, and will fight the case from start to finish.
Clineschmidt’s defiance, in addition to his prominence here, has aroused much public interest in Redding, and the proceedings in Court will be followed closely, especially by the gambling fraternity of this and other towns, who see in the promised contest danger for themselves.
Court Gives Her Child Whom Good People Had Cared For, But Without Having Ever Legally Adopted REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 5 - Even officers of the law, inured to scenes of all kinds, were affected yesterday afternoon in the Superior Court here when Judge BUSH directed that little 5-year-old Wilma MORGAN, despite her tears and entreaties, be returned to her mother’s care, leaving good Orville SMITH and wife, who had tended her almost since very babyhood, desolate and full of grief.
Some years ago Mrs. Morgan’s husband was killed. He left her with five children and scanty or no means of support. Mr. and Mrs. Smith attracted by bright little Wilma, took the child to their home and there brought her up. But they failed to take out regular papers of adoption, and that is why Mrs. Morgan, who suddenly concluded a few days ago that she wanted her girl with her, was given a decision by the Court.
The woman has all she can do now to care for her family, and Wilma would be much better off with the Smiths.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 5 - The remarkable spectable of a girl in the pulpit will be witnessed in this city on Good Friday, when Miss hazel BAWDEN, a charming young woman, born and reared here, will deliver a sermon. Miss BAWDEN is an elocutionist of great ability and is at present taking a course in the Grass Valley Business College. She is an attractive, merry, brown-eyed girl and the announcement that she is to preach on the occasion stated, has sent something of a thrill over the town. The sermon which Miss Bawden has chosen was written and delivered by Dr. John A.B. WILSON many years ago. It is beautifully worded and gives rare opportunity for elocutionary effect. Dr. Wilson, pastor of the local Methodist Church, conceived the idea of Miss Bawden giving the sermon and after due consideration she agreed.
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The Evening Bee
Friday, April 6, 1906
Men Accused of Holding Up De La Mar Stage and the Murder of Express Messenger Haskell Prove Compete Alibi.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 6 - Con. C. HARDWICK and Charles WHITESCARBOR,
who were arrested two weeks ago in connection with the hold-up of the De La Mar stage and murder of Express Messenger HASKELL, were released from custody this morning and the charge against them was dismissed on the motion of District Attorney DOZIER, in the Court of Justice of the Peace CARR, who issued the warrant of arrest.
The vindication of HARDWICK and WHITESCARBOR is absolute and complete. The officers admit that the accused men have established a complete alibi, as was foreshadowed in The Bee several days ago.
Whitescarbor and Hardwick have proven that they were at Joe HUFFORD’s place, near Millville, on October 10th, the day after the robbery, and at the very hour that two men, supposed to be the bandits, were seen by M. NEDROW crossing his field in the vicinity of the Balls Ferry Bridge across the Sacramento.
Furthermore, WHITESCARBOR and HARDWICK have proved that at the very hour of the hold-up and fatal wounding of Express Messenger HASKELL, they were thirty miles east of Millville, or forty miles from the scene of the tragedy.
The evidence that led up to the arrest of the two was the finding of some clothing, blankets, a hat and a few other articles in an abandoned camp half a mile from the scene of the hold-up. The hat was identified as once belonging to Hardwick. It bore the marks of buckshot, presumably fired from Dan HASKELL’s express shotgun.
After HARDWICK and WHITESCARBOR were brought to the County Jail they were confronted with these articles. They frankly admitted that they did own them all at one time, but they held that they had traded them off three months before the hold-up. This contention was corroborated by the testimony of Mike DAILEY, who was brought up from Red Bluff.
WHITESCARBOR was arrested in Stockton Wednesday, March 21st, and HARDWICK
was arrested at the Court House in Redding the next day. It will be remembered that HARDWICK, who had heard that the officers were looking for him, went to the Court House to see what was wanted. It was then that he was taken. The circumstances were such to indicate at the time that he was innocent.
DE LA MAR (Shasta Co.), April 6 - The Bully Hill Company’s smelter, which was shut down last week ostensibly because there was no coke on hand, will probably remain closed for several weeks. Not only are the extensive repairs to be made in the smelter itself, but at the mine the shaft is to be sunk 200 feet deeper.
The ore bodies above the 800-foot level are pretty well exhausted, and it is necessary to open up to a greater depth. With the shaft sunk 200 feet more, it will be 1000 feet deep, or the greatest depth of any shaft in the base ore belt of Shasta County.
The company has other producing mines than the Bully Hill. The Rising Star near this place and the Winthrop at Copper City have large bodies of ore. These mines are also to be opened up more extensively before the smelter starts up again.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), April 6 - Some interesting experiments made regarding the amount of sugar contained in wine grapes, recently disclosed that grapes grown at Roseville show the highest percentage of sugar of any grapes grown in California. Encouraged by these reports, quite a number of the local people are planting vines, thus adding to the already large vineyard acreage in this vicinity. It seems probably that Roseville will soon be a second Vina or Natoma, thus giving employment directly and indirectly to quite a number of people.
TOWLE (Placer Co.), April 6 - In preparation for the coming Summer, TOWLE Brothers have ordered the electric lines of this place connected with a power line to be run from the Alta power house. A 300-light transformer is to be installed, and this will be more than adequate for the demands of the town. C.W. HUTTON, of Sacramento, has been here making arrangements for the installation of the line, and a contract has already been let for the poles. Heretofore, TOWLE Brothers have always furnished “juice” for the town from their own dynamo. Last Fall, however, lack of water forced that dynamo to be discontinued and since that time the town has been in darkness.
GOLD RUN (Placer Co.), April 6 - At noon yesterday the staff system for train signaling was formally put in operation here. For over a month the western terminus of the new system has been at Blue Canyon. It is expected that by mid-Summer it will be working as far as Rocklin.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 6 - Mayor BRANSFORD announced yesterday that the town authorities and the Antelope Creek Water Company had finally agreed upon the third appraiser to determine the just and equitable valuation of the latter’s plant for a sale to the municipality. City Engineer W.F. LUNING is the representative of the Town Board and Philip E. HARROUN was named by the water corporation. The third member of the Board of Appraisers will be Otto GUELDEN, a civil engineer of some prominence on the Coast. It is not known definitely if he will accept. The town appraiser fixed a value of about $45,000 on the Antelope Company’s property and Engineer HARROUN’s figures were $165,000. It is presumed that the corrected figure will be in the neighborhood of $100,000.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 6 - The Board of Supervisors at yesterday afternoon’s session decided to approve Expert MASLIN’s claim for $254.75 for the accounting of the official books of the Town of Red Bluff, after District Attorney GILL read several sections of the County Government Act which he held permitted the Board to raise the rate from $5 a day to $7.50. There was some little discussion over permitting the county’s law officer to be reimbursed for his trip to Sacramento for the purpose of having the alleged antedated bonds of Mayor-Recorder-Justice W.L. BRANSFORD preserved by a photographic negative. District Attorney GILL presented a claim for $24.45 for this hurried journey, and after some demur it was also ordered paid.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 6 - The jury in the second trial of Charles BASLER, formerly a hotel man of Cottonwood, who is accused of having committed a murderous assault on Peter VONAH in the northern part of the county some months ago, could not agree at 10:30 last night and the members were discharged by Superior Judge ELLISON. It is understood that the jurors stood on the last ballot nine for acquittal and three for conviction. The first trial resulted in a disagreement and it now seems likely that District Attorney GILL will ask that the case be dismissed.
Judge Gray Says The State Should Not Care For Jap Who Was Insane When He Came Here OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 6 - A Japanese laborer who has been frightening the women and children around Berry Creek for several days past, was brought here yesterday and lodged in jail and charged with insanity. He was examined and committed to Napa. T. MYASOTE is the man’s name and he imagined he is the Emperor of Japan and will not wear any clothing if not prevented from disrobing. He also imagines he is a big contractor on the Western Pacific; also that he is an architect and has several skyscrapers under construction.
Appended to the commitment is the following note from Judge John C. GRAY:
“The unfortunate has been in the country about six months, and was sent here from Honolulu. He was evidently insane at that time, and was simply sent out here to get rid of him.
“He is educated and is a pretty smart fellow, believing he can do great things in building and managing large properties.
“The case ought to be reported at once to the United States authorities and he should be sent back to his own country. We ought not to be required to keep him.”
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 6 - Minnie A. ELLIOTT, of this city, some weeks ago commenced suit for divorce from her husband, J. Frank ELLIOTT, the well-known mining expert. On March 10th an order of the Court was issued restraining him from interfering with plaintiff or breaking up any of the household articles, as he threatened to do. Mrs. Elliott filed an affidavit yesterday alleging that on March 31st her husband had entered the house and injured a piano in his attempts to destroy it. Thereupon Judge GRAY issued a citation commanding him to appear in Court and show cause, if any he had, why he should not be punished for contempt of Court in violating the restraining order made by the Court.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 6 - Ollie SNEDIGAR, the sprinter of the University of California, has been secured as the official starter for the track events to be held here on April 28th, and the choice has given universal satisfaction to the athletes of Northern California. Walter CHRISTIE, the University of California trainer, who was first asked, could not come to Chico on that date on account of the meet to be held in Berkeley, and it was upon his recommendation that Snedigar was secured. The track here has been put in excellent condition.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 6 - The home of Mrs. CHESTER was entered by burglars Wednesday night and $83 was taken from a purse in a bureau drawer. Mrs. CHESTER heard the noise, but when she endeavored to turn on the electric lights the current was off, and it is presumed that the man heard her and safely escaped.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 6 - Rev. F.A. KEAST, a former Methodist minister of this city, must fight a strong legal battle before he receives the $5000 bequest from the estate of the late Jemimah PARSON of San Francisco. Her will left him this amount. Her nephew has commenced suit to break the will, declaring it was secured through undue influence of the legatees, who plotted against him and poisoned his aunt’s mind to such an extent that she left him a mere pittance. KEAST’s many friends here have every faith in his integrity, and do not believe that he in any way influenced the aged, blind and bedridden woman, and they will watch the outcome of the case with great interest. Keast is now located at Santa Clara.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 6 - Over on South Yuba, where a very promising strike was made recently by “Wess” HOWARD and Robert KEMP, of this place, mining will be under way before the middle of next week. Teams with loads of lumber and supplies left here this morning for the scene. Headquarters will be erected at once for the men. A tunnel will be run on the ledge, which has been traced for over a mile on the claims owned by HOWARD and KEMP. Rock broken from the croppings at random shows gold to the naked eye and some beautiful specimen ore has been found amount these pieces. The claims will be developed by private capital.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 6 - By to-night the new electric hoist at the Central-Consolidated Mine, a few miles east of this city, will be ready for operation. It is 1200 feet in a tunnel, below which is a shaft 200 feet deep. It will be used to hoist ore from the shaft. An electric pump is on the way from the East and may arrive any day. When the shaft is pumped out it will be the first time since 1872 that man has set foot in its bottom. The company is operating in the upper workings and has a twenty-stamp mill running constantly.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), April 6 - The peculiar case of a man preferring jail to liberty developed here yesterday, when George CLARK, accused of threatening Principal MARCH, of the Bloomfield school, with a revolver, as already announced by The Bee, declined to accept bail. His friends offered to secure his release, and were ready to put up the money, but CLARKE declared he would remain in the County Jail until next week, the time for his preliminary examination.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), April 6 - Dollars are stronger than sentiment in Red Bluff. The Fire Commissioners of Weaverville wanted to buy of Red Bluff an old hand engine that had been housed in that place for years, though it has been entirely valueless in that town since the construction of the water works. The Red Bluff Fire Department at first objected to parting with the old relic, because of its associations, but the Fire Commissioners here have received word that the Red Bluff Trustees have smothered their sentiments and accepted Weaverville’s cash offer for the old fire engine, which will be quite serviceable here.
Weaverville’s newly-elected Fire Commissioners are A.L. PAULSEN, C.H.
NEWELL and Charles EDWARDS.
The Evening Bee
Friday, April 6, 1906
WINTERS (Yolo Co.), April 6 - Mrs. Johanna COCHRAN died this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. E.S. GRAF. Deceased was a native of County Limerick, Ireland, and was 88 years old. She arrived in New York in June, 1846; came to San Francisco via the Isthmus, and until her marriage made her home with the J.B. HAGIN family. She came with her husband to Yolo County in 1852, and died on the farm they homesteaded. Deceased was known to all early settlers, to many of whom she was a friend in need. She leaves no children, and she is almost the last of a once prominent Irish family. Her husband died in 1878.
JACKSON (Amador Co.), April 6 - Mrs. Frank E. DUDEN, wife of Postmaster Frank H. DUDEN, died at her home in this city early this morning, succumbing to an attack of typhoid fever.
Mrs. DUDEN was formerly Miss Lottie DREESE, and had a wide circle of friends in Amador and neighboring counties, and was greatly respected for her womanly traits. Her husband is well known in Sacramento, where at one time he was Assistant Postmaster under J.O. COLEMAN.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), April 6 - Clyde BENNINGTON is having lots of trouble to square himself with the law. Last week he was fined $50 in Carrville for violating the game law. He was brought to Weaverville in default of the fine and was serving the time out in jail. After serving four days in prison, he raised the money to pay the balance of the fine and regain his freedom. He was at once arrested on the charge of resisting an officer.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), April 6 - J.M. AYERS, the well known grocer of this city, is very ill at his home from an attack of heart trouble. He has been in poor health for several days, and on Monday he became much worse. The last reports were that he is seriously ill and there is small chance of his recovery.
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), April 6 - Robert YARBROUGH, a well-known butcher of Colusa County, was kicked in the right leg by his horse yesterday afternoon, and both bones of his right leg below the knee were broken.
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), April 6 - Mrs. Samuel KENCE, a respected resident of Sites, in western Colusa County, died at her home last evening. She was 80 years of age. The remains will be taken to Spokane, Washington, for interment.
A Terrific Knock-out - In the contest at San Francisco last night between two heavyweights, Walter KIRCHNER and Ed HARKINS, both local men, Harkins was knocked out in the first round of fighting. His head struck the floor with terrific impact, and he was at first supposed to be very seriously injured, but he soon recovered.
Another Western Pacific Suit - Condemnation suits brought by the Western Pacific Railway Company have been many during the past three months, but one that was filed at Oakland yesterday promises to involve itself in long litigation before judgement is given. This is a suit brought against the Oakland Water Front Company, an adjunct of the Southern Pacific, for the condemnation of two parcels of tideland on that arm of the San Antonio estuary, that is, in fact, the outlet of Lake Merritt.
McNulty Jury Disagreed - After remaining locked up ten hours, the jury in the second trial of Lester McNULTY, accused of attempted felonious assault on Dorothy OLSEN, at Berkeley, last night reported that they were unable to agree on a verdict, and were discharged. The case will be tried again as soon as possible. On the final ballot the jury stood seven to five for acquittal.
A Curious Marriage Contract - Mrs. Louise LEPONT, decrepit and in her 86th years, was married at Alameda yesterday to Joseph Henry DUFOUR, aged 35, who had been her faithful servitor and friend. Following are excerpts from the novel marriage compact: “All the housework, such as cooking, sweeping and cleaning, is to be done by the party of the second part (DUFOUR) or by some one else at his expense. He shall always be kind and gentle toward the party of the first part. By this is meant that the party of the second part shall be in reality that which rarely exists, a model husband.”
Ten Years in Prison - Frank JOHNSON, who did a wholesale business in helping ineligible aliens to become citizens, was sentenced by Judge J.J. DE HAVEN at San Francisco to ten years in San Quentin and to pay a fine of $400.
Student Gamblers - The State University authorities have been informed that students are operating a gambling game called “Klondike” in the basement of North Hall, and summary action is looked for. The Klondike game is played with dice, and is looked upon in the sporting world as a good thing for the “banker.”
Horse Farm Sold - W.H. DONAHUE has purchased “Merriwa,” the former horse farm of Vounty VALENSIN, at Pleasanton. Frank H. JENSYN sold the property for $31,000.
Missed His Aim - Peter BORGSTROM, an aged tailor, yesterday walked into Union Square, San Francisco, with the intention of blowing his brains out. He placed a pistol to his head and fired, but in his agitation the bullet merely grazed his face.
A Large Purchase - The United Railways Investment Company of San Francisco, which is the holding company of the United Railroads stock, has completed its purchase of $121,000,000 of the stock of the Philadelphia Company, which controls all of the street railroads of Pittsburg and Alleghany, connecting all the adjoining towns, and having something like 500 miles of track.
A Warm Day - The highest temperature for April 5th in thirty years was reached in San Francisco yesterday when the thermometer registered 76 degrees in the shade. The nearest approach to this was in 186, when the mercury went up to 70.
Child and Parent - The Supreme Court has decided that a child is not obliged in all cases to provide for the maintenance of a destitute parent. Mrs. Sarah J. YORDI appealed from a decision of the Superior Court which ordered her to contribute $20 a month to the support of her mother, Mrs. Leonora DUFF, and the Supreme Court overruled the decision. Mrs. YORDI alleged that she had been deserted by her mother when she was 6 years old. It was proved that two other daughters were taking care of the mother at the present time, and that they had been able to do so without outside help.
Petitions for Trolley - The Greater San Francisco Club is circulating a petition to the Supervisors asking that a franchise be granted for a trolley line on Sutter Street. Rudolph SPRECKELS declares the Club is a creation of the United Railroads, and designed to assist in grid-ironing the city with trolleys, when the only proper system is the electric conduit.
Honors to Governor-General SMITH - Preparations are under way for the reception that is to be given in honor of the return of Governor-General Jas. F. SMITH, who arrives in San Francisco from the Philippines April 14th. The welcome to be given the General will surpass anything of its nature seen in San Francisco for many a year.
A Leg Broken - William GRANFIELD, while operating an elevator at 167 Fremont Street, San Francisco, where he was an employe not accustomed to such work, pulled the wrong rope. The elevator dropped three stories to the pavement and struck with such force that one of GRANFIELD’s legs was broken in two places.
Automobile Victims - Two boys were automobile victims in San Francisco yesterday, one sustaining a fracture of the right leg and the other a fractured collar bone.
“Jim” Orndorff Marries - Dashing and debonair, despite the seventy-one years he owns up to, “Jim” ORNDORFF, one of the most picturesque figures in San Francisco, is married again. Wednesday last he was wedded to Mrs. Gussie HALL, a comely widow, twenty-three years his junior. He was formerly well known in Nevada.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, April 9, 1906
SEEKS TO END HIS LIFE AFTER TRYING TO MURDER WIFE AND FATHER-IN-LAW
Jack Allen Cut Down in Jail Cell This Morning Just in Time to Defeat Plan to Suicide.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 9 - Crazed from the effects of drink and brooding, Jack ALLEN early last evening plunged a butcherknife into his father-in-law, Alfred JENKIN, Sr., fatally wounding him; stabbed his own wife ten times; severely injured Louis GUENZA with a hammer, and held officers DEEBLE and PETERSON at bay with an ax until the arrival of Sheriff WALKER, to whom he surrendered peaceably. Mrs. ALLEN has a chance to recover.
ALLEN was hurried to the County Jail at Nevada City. This morning about 9 o’clock he was discovered by Sheriff WALKER and a deputy in an unconscious condition, with his suspenders, one end of which had been fastened to a peg in the wall, tightly twisted about his neck. He was quickly cut down and soon revived, fighting like a tiger as he came to. He is in a serious condition and is being treated by the County Physician. ALLEN has been drinking heavily of late, but Thursday braced up and went back to his employment at the North Star Mine. Friday evening he complained of illness and left the job, returning to his home. He and his wife have been residing with his father-in-law, JENKIN. How ALLEN spent Saturday is not known. Yesterday, however, he was at the home of his brother-in-law, Harry JENKIN, nearly all day. He drank several glasses of beer, but not sufficient to render him under the influence. At 6:10 young JENKIN and ALLEN went to the home of JENKIN, Sr. ALLEN seemed to be in his senses, but several times asked his brother-in-law to go home. The young man now believes this was done to get him out of the house to enable ALLEN to carry out his murderous intentions. Ten minutes after leaving he was summoned by his little niece, Martha, who came running up the hill to tell him of the terrible affair.
The wounded man, Alfred JENKIN, Sr., retained strength enough to tell Assistant District Attorney LARUE of the stabbing. With his wife and his daughter, Mrs. ALLEN, he was prepared to eat supper. He went into the bedroom and asked ALLEN, who was lying on the bed, to join them. ALLEN entered the dining-room, walked to the table, picked up the pointed, keen-edged knife and said: “We might as well settle this matter right now.” With that he plunged the blade into the aged man’s left side, narrowly missing the heart and penetrating the lung. Despite his terrible wound, JENKIN grappled with his assailant and wrestled with him on to the porch, where he managed to obtain possession of the knife, though this right hand was badly cut in the struggle. He threw the weapon aside.
ALLEN immediately rushed at his wife. He chased her into the yard, knocked her down, and held her until he drew his pocketknife. With relentless fury he plunged the blade into her body again and again until ten stabs and slashes had been inflicted. The screams of the women aroused the neighborhood and men came running from nearby residences. Mr. GELEARY caught up a shovel on his way, vaulted the fence and made at the fiend. ALLEN waited until GELEARY was within a few yards when he broke and ran, climbed the fence and bolted down Maiden Lane.
Mrs. ALLEN staggered to the edge of the yard, blood streaming from her wounds, and fell into the arms of William SUTHERLAND, who was hastening to her assistance. He carried her to his home, adjoining, where Dr. JONES was called. The surgeon found her suffering from wounds about the head, neck and bosom, the worst being a wound back of the right ear a deep stab over the heart. He also dressed JENKIN’s wound, which is a terrible one.
Meanwhile, ALLEN reached Richardson Street and walked into the home of R.S. JEWELL. He met Mrs. JEWELL and demanded a pistol from her. She attempted to push by him to reach her husband outside. ALLEN shoved her back and again demanded the weapon. She had never seen the man before and was terribly frightened, but managed to tell him there was no pistol in the house. At this juncture JEWELL entered and to him ALLEN repeated his request. “I don’t propose to be wronged” he cried. He said no more, but ran from the place down Richardson Street and entered the livery stable of W.G. LORD. Stableman GARCIA was feeding the horses. ALLEN grasped him by the shoulder and demanded a pistol. For answer GARCIA caught up a pitchfork and ordered ALLEN from the place. As ALLEN went he muttered something about “killing the whole bunch of you.”
A block farther west on Richardson Street, ALLEN entered GUENZA’s saloon and walked behind the bar. GUENZA came up from the cellar in time to see ALLEN drawing out the money drawer. He closed with ALLEN and forced him outside the bar, but the money drawer was pulled out in the scuffle and its contents scattered over the floor. ALLEN caught up a heavy hammer and flung across the bar, striking GUENZA on the side of the head, knocking him down and inflicting an ugly gash. The pistol he sought but did not find was concealed near the till. Several countrymen of GUENZA took after ALLEN and hurled rocks at him as he dashed across the street and ran down Auburn Street, where he entered a back yard and sent into A. MAZZA’s saloon on Main Street. He walked up to the bar and called for a drink of whisky, which he received. He then walked back to the stove and picked up a long heavy iron poker, but dropped it for an axe in the corner. With this in his hand he went out the rear door by which he had entered, but returned a moment later and took up his position near the stove. He called for another drink, which was served.
City Marshall DEEBLE and Nightwatchman PETERSON entered at this moment. The Marshal did not know what had happened, except that he had been told ALLEN had hurt his wife. The officer advanced a step, whereupon ALLEN raised the weapon over his shoulder and announced that the first man to come closer would be killed. “I’ll give up to the Sheriff, but to nobody else,” he announced. Not caring to shoot the fellow and knowing that Sheriff WALKER was then on his way, the Marshal stood with drawn revolver to prevent ALLEN making an escape. He was still puzzled, having no inkling of the terrible crime. Sheriff WALKER entered a minute or two later. ALLEN immediately dropped the axe and threw up his hands saying: “I’ll go with you.” Even the Sheriff was unaware of the stabbing. ALLEN asked to be taken to see his wife, saying he had one last request to make of her. He was escorted to the gate of the JENKIN home, and there called out for a hat and his best suit of clothes. He had fled the house hatless. William JENKIN, brother of the wounded woman, wild with anger, made an attempt to get at ALLEN, but was kept off by the three officers. It was there they learned for the first time what had actually occurred. ALLEN was hurried to Nevada City for safety, as angry mutterings were heard on all sides.
After his arrest ALLEN declined to talk. He has been married eight years and his domestic life has been very happy. Of late, however, he has been acting strangely and brooding over fancied wrongs, though his condition is believed to be due to drinking. When he left the mine Friday night he informed one of the men on top that he was sick and that “this is what booze has done for me.” While at work he is said to have stopped “Judge” TREBLICOX, his companion on the big power drill, several times, to inform him that everybody in town was against him. He had taken it much to heart that his brother-in-law, William JENKIN, had refused to lend him $100 with which to engage in the saloon business here, and from this had become “grouchy” toward JENKIN, Sr. William JENKIN states that ALLEN had become so disagreeable over the matter that he had kept away from him for a day or two, fearing ALLEN might pick a row with him. The wounded man is one of the oldest and most estimable men in the city. His family was reared here and every member is highly esteemed.
ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), April 9 - The dead body reported in Saturday’s Bee as seen floating down the river by this place was rescued from the water later. Justice MEALER held an inquest, but nothing as to the man’s identity was discovered. Drowning was the cause of his death.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), April 9 - The 4-year-old daughter of John MORDHURST, a farmer residing near here, was drowned Saturday evening. The child wandered from the yard of her home, and fell over an embankment into a slough which runs through the ranch and was drowned in a few feet of water.
Marriage and Divorce Record
IN YUBA COUNTY
MARYSVILLE, April 9 - The following marriage licenses were issued in Yuba County last week.
John S. SOARES, Oroville, and Cordelia NELSON, Marysville; A.L. REIQUIERD and Lille E. BAHNEY, both of Lincoln.
Miss Eva LAMME, of this city, and Andrew WEST, of Oroville, were married at the residence of Miss LAMME’s cousin, Mrs. MILLER, in the latter place, Thursday. Arthur BAILEY, of Tudor, has announced to his friends that he was married quietly last week in San Francisco to Miss NAGLE, a trained nurse.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), April 9 - The following licenses to marry were issued here last week: John HARRIS, 30, of San Francisco, and Gertrude LYTTLEKER, 26, of Fulton; Herbert B. DOBBAS, 31, of Georgetown, and Anna L. LATHROP, 25, of Newcastle.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 9 - Two marriage licenses is the record for last week. Both couples obtained licenses on Friday and Justice of the Peace BRANSFORD had the honor and pleasure or performing both ceremonies. The first happy couple had every indication of being a runaway and the groom was Samuel FLEISCHMAN, 24 years old, and the bride was Jessie GOODBURN, aged 18 years, both natives of California and residents of San Francisco.
The second couple was composed of William GILBERT and Mrs. Ida DE LANEY, both well-known residents of Vina. The bride is the widow of a former Constable who was shot in a fight at the “Vineyard Town.”
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 7 - A marriage license was issued last week to Ralph Miller COLCOUGH, age 22, and Pearl E. FROMMELL, age 18, both of Broderick.
Judge GADDIS granted two interlocutory decrees of divorce the past week.
Anna Jane WHEAT from Joseph William WHEAT on the ground of extreme cruelty.
James McCLURE from Angie McCLURE on the ground of desertion.
MARE ISLAND NAVY YARD, April 9 - Electrician Robert STUART, now in charge of the Point Arguello Wireless Telegraph Station, reports that he had connection with the Lawton 120 miles out, but only a faint trace at 150 miles. Point Arguello is a Government station operated by an employe of the Navy Department. Chief Electrician MAXON, of the Pregle, is now instructing a class of fifteen at the mare Island yard who are learning to operate the wireless telegraph. As they become proficient they are sent to various ships and wireless stations of the Government.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 9 - Mrs. Rostina E. GILES, of Balls Ferry, widow of J.K. GILES and a resident of Shasta County since 1873, died yesterday afternoon near Redding at the home of her son, J.W. GILES, at the age of 71. The funeral will be held at Balls Ferry Tuesday afternoon.
CORNING (Tehama Co.), April 9 - Shortly after noon yesterday fire destroyed the residence of Mrs. M. MILLS in this city. The fire was caused by the accidental overturning of the cook stove. A rescue brigade was organized by Special Organizer CRAW, who came here to attend the Woodmen log-rolling Saturday evening, and through his quick judgement everything in the house was saved. The loss amounts to $1000, partially covered by insurance.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 9 - Mrs. Phoebe R. CARD, an old resident of this city, died Saturday afternoon. She was a native of New York, 74 years of age. The funeral services were held to-day.
WEED (Siskiyou Co.), April 9 - The officers are working on a clue which they hope will lead to the capture of the men who robbed the Wells-Fargo office here early Saturday morning, before daylight, of $400. As soon as the robbery was discovered word was sent to the Sheriff at Yreka and to officers along the line, both north and south. Just what the clue is the officers are working on is not known, but it is believed here now that the guilty men will be captured.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 9 - James JOHNSON was found dead in a bed in the Alta House here yesterday morning. Epilepsy was the cause of his death. Johnson was a member of Olive Lodge, No. 81, I.O.O.F., of Dutch Flat. He was a logger.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 9 - The trial of Fred MOHLER, owner of the Drummer Boy Mine at Cherry Hill, who is charged with using a deadly weapon with intent to kill, came up Friday afternoon before Judge THOMAS, and the jury, after being out a few minutes, brought in a verdict of not guilty. It seems that the Drummer Boy Mine a short time ago was bonded to San Francisco parties for a period of six months, only a small amount being put up to bind the bargain. The bonders agreed to pay $40,000 for the property, but this they failed to do and consequently MOHLER took charge of his property again.
Ever since trouble has been brewing. Mohler has missed at various times considerable rich ore, and was at a loss to know where it went. He commenced to watch at night, and one evening discovered two men in the mine. He fired two pistol shots to scare away the intruders. For this he was arrested last week and brought to town, but allowed to go on his own recognizance. His trial and acquittal yesterday prove his innocent in any intent to commit murder.
The Evening Bee
Monday, April 9, 1906
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 9 - School elections were held Friday throughout the county. The Trustees elected in some of the important districts were:
Redding, William MASTERSON; Kennett, E.J. MILLER and E. TOBEY; Millville,
W.H. PUTZBACH; Anderson, W.L. WENTWORTH; Keswick, Dr. G.W. SEVENMAN, Charles
McCUTCHEON and William BASCOMBE; Shasta, Dr. T.J. EGDECOMBE and William
CRUM; Old Diggings, Edwin WHITE.
TONOPAH (Nev.), April 9 - Excitement following the killing at Manhattan Saturday (as told in The Bee) of Sheriff T.W. LOGAN by Walter BERIEAU has died down to a marked extent, but the feeling against the latter and the gamblers is bitter, nevertheless.
BERIEAU struck a woman who then called upon Sheriff LOGAN for protection. The officer threw her assailant into the street. BERIEAU on getting to his feet stepped to a window and shot at the Sheriff, but missed him. LOGAN then went out and was shot twice by BERIEAU, but before dying grappled with his slayer and beat him into insensibility.
Walter BERIEAU, the creole faro dealer, who shot and killed Sheriff Thomas W. LOGAN at Manhattan, Nevada, Saturday morning, formerly lived in this city, where he was well known in sporting circles. He conducted the Pullman Saloon, on lower R Street, but disposed of it, it is said, shortly before the great railroad strike of 1894. He has relatives by marriage living here. BERIEAU once put up a scheme with a Chinaman in this city whereby they won $20,000 in a Chinese lottery, but the fraud was exposed, and BERIEAU never got the money. On another occasion he was in the Police Court charged with having stolen a woman’s jewelry, but the case against him was never pressed and he was allowed to go free.
GARDNERVILLE (Nev.), April 9 - Miss Esther TROTOT, the 16-year-old girl who recently moved to this place from Georgetown, El Dorado County, and who committed suicide by drinking two ounces of carbolic acid, as already told in The Bee, wrote a note to her sister a short time before she swallowed the poison saying that she meant to end her life, but assigned no reason, indicating in the letter that her sister was acquainted with her troubles. Investigation by the local authorities brings to light the fact that the girl was infatuated with Ralph HARCOURT, manager of the telephone exchange, where she was employed. HARCOURT says that he never made love to her, although, he admitted that he was in her company a great deal and suspected that she was devoted to him. Coroner’s jury exonerates every one from blame in connection with her death.
GOLDFIELD (Nev.), April 9 - The settlement out of Court of the famous JOHNSON grubstake case, involving $2,000,000 worth of property on Ladd Mountain, does partial justice to a suffering prospector who had been cheated out of a vast fortune. JOHNSON, formerly a poor man, is $50,000 better off to-day.
In 1904 H.H. CLARK and Zeb KENDALL grubstaked George W. LADD and J. Otis
JOHNSON, who went into Bullfrog to prospect, the four to share equally. LADD
and JOHNSON suffered frightfully from lack of food and water, and finally,
when they met BENSON and KENDALL’s brother, JOHNSON and KENDALL went back to
Tonopah for supplies. While they were gone LADD and BENSON located the claims, leaving out JOHNSON, who was refused an interest in the rich properties, although he was to share equally.
EUREKA (Nev.), April 9 - Alfred HOCKING, a young man of this place, had his left hand torn off Saturday by a circular saw which he was operating at the Eureka Consolidated Mine. Only a few weeks ago his younger brother became blind as the result of a dynamite cap explosion.
Saloon Closing - What the Rev. E.E. BAKER, of the First Presbyterian Church denounces as “a disgrace to Oakland” is contemplated by the City Council. It has been decided that the “12 o’clock closing ordinance” is to be repealed, and to enact a new Statute extending until 1 a.m. the time during which liquors may be sold in saloons and restaurants.
Rev. L.M. Hartley Very Ill - Rev. L.M. HARTLEY, Superintendent of the State Anti-Saloon League, and for many years one of the prominent members of the Southern California Methodist Conference, is lying at the point of death at his residence in Oakland.
Attacked a Girl - Three highwaymen attacked Miss Mary WIESENHAVERN, a 16-year-old girl of West Berkeley, last night as she rode on her bicycle. They dragged her from the wheel, attempting by force to remove rings she wore from her hand. They failed and she escaped.
New Schoolhouses - The San Francisco School Board has adopted a resolution asking the Supervisors to authorize the construction of twenty-two new school houses and to set aside $2,400,000 for that purpose.
Knocked Down and Robbed - Charles MASERNS was held up, knocked senseless and robbed last night in Oakland of a gold watch and money.
Bad Fire in Berkeley - A $45,000 fire which broke out yesterday morning in the Wright block, known also as the Mason-McDuffie block, threatened for a time to get the better of the Fire Department of Berkeley and sweep the business portion of the town. The new gasoline engine was finally effective with its two powerful streams in confining the flames to the Wright block and its annex on Shattuck Avenue. The loss was about $45,000.
Suspected of Smuggling - A new arrival from Mexico is in the San Francisco city prison on a criminal charge that the police refuse to divulge. His name is Miguel L. CORNEJO. It is thought the offense of which he is accused is the smuggling of pearls into the United States.
Beheaded Himself - Despondent because of his inability to refrain from drink, James O’CONNELL, aged 45 years, deliberately took his own life by placing his neck under the wheels of a freight train in the West Oakland yards. He leaves no family.
Gambling Den Raided - District Attorney LANGDON and a posse raised the gambling joint at 35 Market Street, known as “The Girl in Blue.” The place was under the management of Mike GOLDEN, known as a “surething” gambler. GOLDEN and his four cappers were arrested, also two women dancers and a number of visitors. He has long flourished in swindling games, with the connivance of the police.
Funeral of Judge Nye - The funeral of the late Judge Stephen G. NYE, a pioneer jurist of Alameda County, who died recently at his home in Visalia, was held in Oakland last Friday. He was once County Judge in Alameda County, and also represented that county in the State Senate, in which body he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
More Owl Cars - Commencing April 14th, an all-night car service will be maintained on the Filmore and Sixteenth Streets line of the United Railroads in San Francisco.
Boy Saved From Death - The 6-year-old son of Charles W. HOOD was saved from instant and frightful death Saturday in San Francisco by Officer Edward STANTON, who stopped a fractious horse as it dashed down Castro Street, with a fruit wagon, upon which the little one was seated alone.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, April 11, 1906
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 11 - Charles STALKER, a young man under arrest on suspicion of being implicated in the theft of a large amount of copper wire from the local power company a few weeks ago, and of disposing of it in San Francisco, yesterday was denied a writ of habeas corpus. In his petition for the writ he averred that he was illegally detained and that he had been refused an examination. In reply, Sheriff CHUBBUCK made answer that STALKER had never asked for an examination, that the cause of the delay in the case was due to the fact that STALKER had informed him that a young man who left Oroville for Redding some time ago was implicated in the robbery, and that he had been endeavoring to locate this man for the benefit of the defendant.
LODi (San Joaquin Co.), April 11 - The condition of Jeff THURMAN, a mechanic, is puzzling Lodi and Stockton physicians. No less than a dozen doctors are working on the case. THURMAN, who was in apparent good health, fell unconscious yesterday morning just after kissing his wife and children good-by.
The physicians, who are unable to revive him, are at a loss to know the cause of his illness. He is in a deep sleep most of the time, from which it seems impossible to arouse him. His condition is deemed critical.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 11 - C.M. PALMER, dredgemaster, while out riding with his daughter, Miss Ida, met with a peculiar accident yesterday, but luckily, both parties escaped with slight injury. One of the shafts in the vehicle broke, and the horse, becoming frightened, started to run, capsizing the rig and pinning the occupants underneath. With rare presence of mind, PALMER held on to the reins until aid arrived, and he and his daughter were relieved from their perilous position. With the exception of a few bruises, neither party was any the worse for the accident.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 11 - Jack MASON and Ray FARMER, two railroad laborers, were scuffling in a friendly manner in the Senate Saloon last night, a crowd watching their actions. Although he had been laughing a minute before, MASON, who is a powerful man, reached down and grabbed FARMER’s right ear with his teeth, biting it completely off. He threw it on the floor and rushed out the back door with an oath. A charge of mayhem will be placed against him.
W.M. Coward Making Determined Effort To Get Out Of Institution And The Court Withholds Decision STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), April 11 - One of the most sensational insanity cases that has been called to the attention of the authorities of this city in many years was heard yesterday in Judge NUTTER’s Department of the Superior Court. The proceedings were instigated by W.M. COWARD, the alleged insane promoter, who is seeking to obtain his freedom from the local State Hospital by the habeas corpus method.
COWARD has been committed to the local asylum four times during the past nine years and once was at Napa. He is a remarkable man in many respects and has succeeded in puzzling the authorities in numerous ways. His main trouble appears to be over the Souther Pacific Railroad Company, which he declares has done its best for years to ruin him.
COWARD allegations while on the witness stand were sensational indeed. He denounced Judge HART, of Sacramento, who committed him to the asylum sometime ago.
COWARD answered the questions of Attorney STETSON, of the State Lunacy Commission for fully an hour and for a time had the attorney guessing as to what he was going to say next. He has been a well-read man and seems capable of thinking for himself. He acknowledged that he took an important part in the funding bill and said he was one of the Committee of three that got the better of HUNTINGTON.
Constable DAVIS, of Modesto, was present during the proceedings, armed with a warrant charging COWARD with assault with intent to commit murder. COWARD nearly killed the Constable at Modesto last December, when the latter tried to arrest him. He struck him over the head five times with an icepick. The officer states that if the man is not crazy he is a criminal. Judge NUTTER reserved his decision for a later date and in the meantime COWARD will go back to the asylum.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 11 - The town is resuming its normal condition, after being upset by the bloody deed of John ALLEN last Sunday evening. Yesterday Mrs. ALLEN had recovered sufficiently to permit her removal to the home of her father. The latter has a fair chance to survive, and is being waited on by a trained nurse. The surgeons’ only fear that pus may form in the terrible wound in the lung.
ALLEN, the knife-wielder, is coming to himself again. He is still sorry he was not permitted to end his life Monday, and declares that he would try it again if he had the chance. Yesterday he was dejected, sick and sore in his bare cell in the County Jail, where he is closely watched to prevent another attempt at suicide.
The course which the officers will pursue depends on the outcome of the JENKIN’s injury. Probably no steps will be taken until he has recovered sufficiently to prosecute.
Railway Laborer Dashes Out of House With It and Is Blown In Air and Injured By Explosion SISSON (Siskiyou Co.), April 11 - A. ROSELLE, an employe of the Southern Pacific Company here, was severely injured this morning as the result of an explosion of giant powder.
When the section gang went to work this morning they found the door of the tool house open, and on investigating found that a box of giant powder, resting on a shelf, was on fire. The foreman called to the men to flee, but ROSELLE, instead of running, picked up the box of blazing giant powder and started to carry it out into the air.
He had hardly gone five feet from the door when there was an explosion. ROSELLE was thrown about eight feet by the force of the explosion and when picked up was found to be suffering from the shock, as well as having had his face and neck filled with sand.
All of the windows in that section of the town were broken and the tool house was completely demolished.
GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), April 11 - The 10-year-old son of Edward MORSE, of Biggs, was taken to a Sacramento hospital to-day to see if it is possible to save the sight of one or both his eyes.
Yesterday the boy was experimenting with melted babbit metal, pouring it into empty cartridge shells. It happened that there was water in several of them and as the molten stuff touched it an explosion followed. The melted metal was driven into his face and as a result it is feared the boy will lose the sight of one eye, if not both.
Peculiar Suit Holds Attention of Gridleyites, Liveryman and Two Customers Figuring In It GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), April 11 - Interest in frenzied finance, the rate bill and Mt. Vesuvias will be secondary matters in Gridley for a few days or at least until Justice J.M. COFFMAN unbosoms himself and renders a verdict in the case of MYERS & McDONALD vs. Samuel and Asahei GRIDLEY. The case came on for trial in the Court of Justice L.T. ALLEN yesterday and the performance drew like an Uncle Tom show. Briefly the claims of the contestants were as follows: MYERS and McDONALD, who are liverymen, alleged that they hired a rig to the GRIDLEYs and that because of carelessness on the part of the drivers the team ran away, damaged the buggy, the horses and the reputation of the team as safe family drivers, and they asked that they be paid the sum of $43.65 to square the case. The GRIDLEYs filed a counter claim for $299 for personal injuries, as in the runaway both men were considerably disabled, one sustaining a fracture of a clavicle and the dislocation of a shoulder and the other suffering a broken leg. A jury was asked for by the defendants, and when the jurors were chosen they demanded their fees. Defendants declined to pay and the jury struck. Justice ALLEN discharged the tribunal and called in Justice COFFMAN from Biggs to try the case. COFFMAN came down and heard the evidence, and took the case under advisement. The plaintiff was represented by W.E. DUNCAN, Jr., of Oroville, and the defendants by R.C. LONG, of Gridley.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 11 - The Board of Town Trustees Monday night by unanimous vote passed a resolution granting the Redding and Red Bluff Railway Company the right to construct and operate a single track railroad, to be run by electricity only, the entire length of Jackson Street. It is proposed that poles shall be erected in the middle of the street, with the wire suspended from iron brackets or arms. The poles are to be of dressed lumber and painted. If the Trustees prefer to have the poles placed on the curb line and the wires stretched across the street, this will be done. Suitable restrictions are made in regard to where the trains shall stop, and it is expressly forbidden that any making up or switching of trains shall be done on the streets.
No provision is made as to the speed of trains, and nothing is said about running freight trains at night. The ordinance will take effect as soon as published.
Ex-Convict Who Shot Redding Constable Jailed On Reaching Town and Later Is Railroaded Out REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 11 - J.W. WOODEN was given a warm reception when he arrived in Redding yesterday morning. He was locked up in the city jail within five minutes after he stepped off the train and was kept there until shortly before the departure of the northbound train in the evening. He was made to get aboard and be gone. He was warned, too, never to come back. The strange procedure was because WOODEN shot Constable SEBRUIG in the leg in this city twelve years ago, inflicting a wound that has made it necessary for SEBRUIG to wear a cork leg. WOODEN was concerned in a hold-up of two pedestrians on the outskirts of Redding. Constable SEBRIUG went to arrest him. It was then that the officer was shot.
WOODEN was tried and sentenced to San Quentin for five years. He served his time and also put in a term in the Washington penitentiary for robbery. He had not been in Redding since the shooting of SEBRUIG until yesterday. The officers got word that he was coming, and they decided to take no chances. WOODEN has paid the penalty, so far as the law is concerned, for shooting Constable SEBRUIG, but, notwithstanding, he will not be permitted to walk the streets of Redding again.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 11 - The final payment of $5000 on the $20,000 purchase price of the Reid Mine in Old Diggings was made yesterday in this city by James SALLEE, who has been operating the mine for over a year under a bond and a lease. The Reid now employs seventy men and is a steady shipper of ore to the Mammoth smelter at Kennett. It is wholly a gold mine and is the most important property in the Old Diggings district.
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), April 11 - John POTTS, a miner who has been working for weeks in the Mammoth, was taken to Redding yesterday to be tried for his sanity. He was adjudged insane and committed to Napa. POTTS insisted that he had been working in the Black Oak Mine in Tuolumne County and could not be convinced that he had been working until yesterday in the Mammoth Mine near Kennett. He had $80 in his pockets that he had earned in the Mammoth while he was doubtless crazy.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 11 - G.E. WOOTTEN, the former saloon man of this county who some months ago was refused a continuance of his liquor license because of alleged disorderly conduct in his place of business, and who was a short time later arrested by the saloon firm of BURRIS & EPPERSON, of this place, on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, has returned to Red Bluff to fight the accusation. He was here on election day and did some quiet work to defeat his accusers, who took an active part in the election, and he expressed himself as anxious that his trial take place. WOOTTEN, it will be remembered, was kept in the County Jail on the charge over forty days before his trial was set, and although not found guilty has already served over ninety days in jail. He is not out on bail.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, April 12, 1906
Divorce Proceedings Punctured By Furniture-Breaking Episodes And Court Restraining Orders OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 12 - Developments in the ELLIOTT divorce case have been the cause of much comment during the past week or two. As The Bee published at the time, Minnie A. ELLIOTT brought suit for divorce against J. Frank ELLIOTT, and a few days afterward secured a restraining order to prevent him interfering with or breaking up any of the household goods, alleging that he had attempted to ruin a piano. ELLIOTT was rebuked very severely by the Court although he claimed he had not committed the alleged act, and did not desire to interfere with the plaintiff in any manner.
A few days later, ELLIOTT turned the tables and secured a restraining order from the Court to prevent his wife from removing any of the household property or drawing any money out of a certain bank account. Yesterday Mrs. ELLIOTT came into Court again and alleged that ELLIOTT had again interfered with and sought to damage some of the property. She asked that another restraining order be issued against him. ELLIOTT was summoned to Court and again denied the allegation of his wife that he had sought to cause her trouble, and averred that she merely sought to persecute him. ELLIOTT was again admonished, and both parties were warned to keep away from each other, and have no communication whatever until Saturday, at which time ELLIOTT is to answer to the charge of malicious mischief in attempting to destroy the piano.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 12 - A saloon has been conducted at Cherokee for some time by one J.A. SHAFFER in what is known as lower town. There was no objection to the location of the saloon in that quarter, but a short time ago SHAFFER bought a residence next door to the Post Office and moved his stock of liquors into it, and established a saloon there. A protest went up against this move, but nothing could be done at that time. A few days ago, however, he applied for a renewal of his license, and a remonstrance was at once sent to the License Tax Collector. Yesterday was the day set for the hearing, and a goodly number of Cherokee citizens presented themselves at the Tax Collector’s office to make good their protest.
After a careful examination Tax Collector BALDWIN denied the petition on the ground that the petition did not contain the names of ten of the nearest freeholders, and Cherokee is now a dry town.
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), April 12 - A double funeral was held at Beckwith yesterday afternoon in Peck’s Hall. Last Sunday night on the DEDMON ranch, Allen DEDMON, aged 74, who had lived in this valley for a great many years, passed away of chronic heart trouble. He was a member of the Hope Lodge, Beckwith, F.and A.M., and is the fourth one to die from this Lodge inside of a month. He lived with two brothers on the ranch, and none of the three ever married.
Monday afternoon Carrie Belle EDE, wife of Stephen R. EDE, died in an hospital here in Loyalton. They resided in Beckwith, where Mr. EDE is in business. Mrs. EDE was a niece of Mr. DEDMON, and was married to Mr. EDE a little over a year ago. Four months ago she lost a child at birth, and had been an intense sufferer ever since. She was prominent in this valley as a school teacher, having taught here about five years before her marriage. She was a member of the Lodge of Eastern Star, Beckwith, and was 24 years and one week of age. The double funeral was held under Masonic auspices, Rev. E.J. BRADNER of Loyalton making the address.
Stalker Appeared To Regard Junk Dealer Lewis Almost As A Ghost, And His Nerve Rapidly Left Him OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 12 - Charles STALKER, the party accused of stealing a large amount of copper wire from the power house of the Oro Light and Power Company several weeks ago, was given a preliminary examination and held over on a charge of grand larceny yesterday with bail fixed at $2500. STALKER came before the committing Magistrate with bold air of assurance, but his mood soon changed, and there was a different aspect to the case. It appears from the evidence announced at the examination that STALKER thought the only witness whose testimony could convict him was dead. LEWIS, a San Francisco junk dealer, had purchased the wire and some time afterward, while gathering up junk in the country, was reported drowned. LEWIS’ team was drowned, but he was not, although the story was never contradicted. STALKER believed him dead, and when LEWIS’ name was called at the preliminary, and the man went upon the stand, STALKER was literally paralyzed. He looked as if he had seen a ghost.
LEWIS positively identified STALKER as the man who sold him the wire, and there was nothing to be done after that but bind him over. It is believed STALKER will now plead guilty.
Jack Allen Who Stabbed Wife and Father-In-Law Seems Unbalanced But May Be Doing Clever Acting GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 12 - Is John ALLEN shamming, or is his mind actually affected?
These are the questions which the officials at the County Jail are asking. ALLEN, who so fearfully stabbed and hacked his wife and father-in-law in this city last Sunday, is either a clever actor, governed by the most fiendish impulses, or else he is mentally deranged.
He sits in his cell, under close watch, to prevent another attempt at suicide, and stares moodily at the floor. He claims that enemies are after him, and occasionally he starts from his cot and glares at unseen plotters, who he alleges are in his cell.
His victims are doing well, but it is evident that his wife will never prosecute him. JENKIN, however, is in a different frame of mind, and if the remaining members of his family have their way, he will swear to a complaint against ALLEN as soon as it is determined he is out of danger.
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), April 12 - Election day (Monday) resulted in a great surprise here. There were two tickets in the field. The Citizens, which represented the old regime, and the Public Improvement Party ticket, which came out for good roads, public improvements, etc. The latter carried the day, electing every one of its candidates. There were 241 votes cast, distributed as follows:
Trustees - W.D. THORNE, 234 (on both tickets); David CATO, 121; George WEST, 104.
Clerk - W.N. LEWIS, 126; T.F. BATTELLE, 110.
Treasurer - W.S. COLLINS, 237 (on both tickets.)
Marshal - R.H. PARKER, 132; B.L. JONES, 105.
SUISUN (Solano Co.), April 12 - Daniel DEASY, who works at the stone quarry at Cordelia in this county, was found dead in a creek near that city yesterday. Marks were found of a struggle near the creek. The man had been paid off last night.
Mrs. Frank E. Mead, Joseph C. Brown, and Stephen Lang Answer Final Summons At Yolo Homes.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 12 - Mrs. Clara Etta MEAD, wife of Frank MEAD, died at the home of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. D.R. CLANTON, in this city, last night.
She was a native of this city, 25 years of age, and was married in 1902 to Frank E. MEAD, who at that time worked for A.S. HOPKINS Company, of Sacramento. Two years ago their health failed, and both went to Albuquerque, N.M., but were not benefitted by the change.
Mr. MEAD is now critically ill.
Mrs. MEAD leaves her husband, her parents, an infant daughter, a brother, Clarence CLANTON, and three sisters - Mrs. A.W. FOX and Mrs. W.T. CRITESER, of this city, and Mrs. J.H. BEERS, of Sacramento.
Joseph C. BROWN, a Civil War veteran, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer OSBORNE, near this city yesterday. He was a native of Pennsylvania, 73 years of age, and came to California while a young man. The whereabouts of his son and relatives are not known.
Stephen LANG died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Nancy LAUNER, at Capay yesterday. He was a native of New York, 74 years of age, and a veteran of the Civil War.
12-Year-Old Boy Leaves His Home
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 12 - Eddie, the 12-year-old son of Mrs. Mary PIERCE, of this city, has disappeared from home, and it has been ascertained by the officers that he took the afternoon train yesterday for Fresno. The officers at Davisville and Sacramento have been instructed to look out for him.
The boy left home Tuesday and spent the day with a colored boy by the name of Norman MACHEM, on a trip to Yolo. MACHEM says PIERCE lost a quarter his mother gave him to make a purchase and was afraid to return home. MACHEM also says that he and the boy returned and that the latter slept in a barn on the MACHEM premises Tuesday night.
As the colored boy had on PIERCE’s shirt and also had a pocketknife belonging to PIERCE he was locked up, but later released. Young PIERCE flagged the train at Merritt Station and paid his fare with a half-dollar given him by a workman, presumably going as far as that small sum would take him. He probably will be located to-day and sent home.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 12 - The first case of lockjaw to attract the physicians of this city for a number of year resulted fatally last evening at the home of Alonzo MITCHELL and wife, when their eight-year-old son, Albert, passed away of the dread complaint.
About a week ago the boy dell upon a rusty nail, which entered his hand. Apparently the wound healed, but on Sunday last the symptoms of lockjaw made their appearance in the form of severe pains in the back and a rigidity of the muscles in that portion of the body. The jaws were set during the final illness, but not so rigidly as is generally the case.
He died in intense pain, the muscles of the body toward the end contracting so that the patient could not breathe, producing suffocation.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 12 - Word has been received here that J.M. CREMIN, who for nine years past has been manager of the circulation department of the San Francisco Call, has resigned his position, to take effect May 1st. This news is of interest to Marysville readers of The Bee, as CREMIN formerly resided here, and is well known. It is said that Edward M. FARRELL and W.P. O’BRIEN, also former Marysvillians, will shortly sever their connection with the Call.
Alleged Watch Thief Of Dunsmuir Given Hearing At Yreka and Strong Case Is Made Out Against Him DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), April 12 - The man arrested in Redding last week for the alleged theft of six gold watches in as many homes in Dunsmuir last Thursday night was bound over yesterday afternoon in Yreka to answer to the Superior Court on the charge of robbery.
When he was arrested he gave his name as Charles GOULD, but he testified yesterday in Judge THOMAS’ Court at Yreka, where the preliminary examination was held, that his real name is Seth GOULD. He was held under $1000 bonds, which he could not raise. He was remanded to the County Jail and will not be tried before May, as other criminal cases have precedence. A. LEVY, merchant of this place, identified positively in Yreka yesterday one of the watches found on GOULD as the timepiece stolen from his residence a week ago. The case against GOULD is considered very strong. It was shown at the preliminary examination that he had sent and received telegrams in Dunsmuir under the name of Tommy DIXON.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 12 - Barney PACK, a resident of Chico, who is under $5000 bonds on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, in threatening the life of his wife and his brother-in-law by flourishing a knife in a threatening manner, as already told in The Bee, pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday afternoon and 10:30 o’clock to-day was set as time for sentence. But later he was brought into Court, waived time for sentence, and received two years in the State Prison at Folsom.
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The Evening Bee
Friday, April 13, 1906
One of Jack Allen’s Victims Takes Bad Turn For The Worse And Lies In A Critical Condition GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 13 - John ALLEN may have the murder of aged Alfred JENKIN to answer for after all. JENKIN has taken a turn for the worst, and is very weak.
It was thought he had a fair chance to pull though, but now grace fears are entertained for his recovery. The awful wound in his lung refuses to heal, and every breath is labored. His condition is now critical. ALLEN is apparently going mad. Yesterday he was wilder than ever and his condition is such that he has been removed to the insane cell in the County Jail. He paces the floor, howling and raving, cursing and supplicating. His great fear is that somebody is after him to take his life. He has slept but a few hours since Sunday and all the nourishment he has taken is a little beef tea. His case is a puzzle.
It is just possible that ALLEN is suffering from a bad case of delirium tremens.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 13 - Some time ago William HILEMON after several months of litigation secured judgement against the Palermo Land and Water Company, the Company having refused to furnish him with water for irrigation purposes.
The Court ordered that he should be furnished with water whenever he deemed it necessary during the irrigating season, and damages were placed at $25.
Now the company has given notice to KILEMON’s attorney that it intends to move the Court to set aside the decision and to grant a new trial upon the usual statutory grounds - insufficiency of evidence and errors of law.
Ear Biter Is Given One Year in Prison
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 13 - Jesse HORTON, who bit a piece out of the ear of one Daniel LYONS, and who was charged with mayhem, plead guilty to the charge and yesterday was sentenced to serve one year in the State Prison at Folsom District Attorney BOSTON asked the Court to be lenient with HORTON as he had saved the county the expense of a trial by pleading guilty. He desired to have it understood that he proposed to ask for leniency in all cases where the county was saved such expense.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 13 - It has been decided that Oroville is to have a baseball team this season, and no pains will be spared to make it one of the best in Superior California. Major A.F. JONES, O.C. PERRY, C.H. MATTHEWS and W.J. SHARKEY will manage the club. The ball grounds have been put in splendid shape, and the first game will take place on April __ when a Sacramento team will be brought here. It is talked of forming a league of clubs in near-by towns.
GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), April 13 - After an illness extending over a period of eight months, Cuno CLARENBACH died here yesterday, aged 72 years. He came to this county fifty years ago, and during the past three years made his home in this city.
Mr. CLARENBACH was born in Prussia in 1833, and the next year was brought to the United States by his parents. In 1854 he started for California and engaged in mining at what is now called Placerville, then Hangtown. In 1856 he came to Butte County. In 1858 he married Mrs. Margaret BOLLER, of Dogtown, and until 1864 resided in Sacramento. Later he went to Newcastle, and then back to Butte.
His wife died in 1902. He leaves six children and ten grandchildren. The children are - Mrs. Rosa JOHNSON and Edward, Cuno B. and Frank CLARENBACH, of this place; Mrs. J.M. COFFMAN of Biggs, and William CLARENBACH of Durham. Mr. CLARENBACH was an exempt fireman of Engine Company No. 3, of Sacramento.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 13 - Henry SENG, a butcher who recently started a shop in this city, left for parts unknown early yesterday morning, and his wife turned the keys of the shop over to the largest creditor, a meat packing establishment of Chico, later in the day. The condition of the finances of SENG’s shop has not yet been determined by the experts.
San Francisco Man Awarded Downieville Mail Privilege, But Is Up Against Transportation Problem.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), April 13 - The contract for carrying mail between this city and Downieville has been let by the Postal authorities to J.S. WIGGINS for $3973.
The Downieville Stage Company, which has been carrying the mails, put in a bid $500 higher, declaring that the work incident to the job was worth that much more.
The most interesting feature however lies in the fact that WIGGINS is a resident of San Francisco, and to carry out the terms of the contract will be compelled to go to heavy expense to procure horses and conveyances. The distance is sixty miles and six trips a week are called for.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 13 - Mrs. V.I. BLACK passed away yesterday afternoon at the family home near Rough and Ready, west of this city. She was stricken with paralysis the day before while at work in her kitchen, and being alone at the time, fell to the floor in trying to reach her bed. There she lay helpless until 5 o’clock, when her son, John, came in from the other end of the ranch. She had lived at Rough and Ready since 1860. The funeral will be held Sunday.
MILLVILLE (Shasta Co.), April 13 - The Shasta County Livestock Association, which includes in its membership nearly all the large stock growers of the county, at a meeting held here elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, L.C. SMITH; Treasurer, J.R. HUNT; Secretary C.W. HEREFORD; Executive Committee - Dan GOVER and John SCHULER, Balls Ferry; T.F. DEMPSTER and Vint STEVENSON, Anderson; John LUTZ and George THOMPSON, Redding; H.H. OUTTER, Palo Cedro; Charley OVERMYER, Montgomery Creek; Peter HUFFORD, Whitmore; C.C. BIDWELL, Cassel; Willis STONE, Manton; J.A. DUNHAM, Fred DERSCH, A.A. SHEARIN and C.R. HERYFORD, Millville.
WAUGH (Shasta Co.), April 13 - The only hotel at this place, which is best-known by its railroad name of Middle Creek, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Andy CUSICK to their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dom O’GARA of Red Bluff.
The Middle Creek Hotel has been a famous stopping place ever since the early ë50s and retained its importance until the railroad banished the stages.
Mrs. CUSICK is very ill. That fact alone was the cause of the selling of the old home. Mr. O’GARA is assistant railroad agent at Red Bluff. Mr. and Mrs. CUSICK will spend their last days in the old home, notwithstanding they have deeded it away.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 13 - The Student Body of the Shasta County High School has received a lot of daisy plants, from Luther Burbank and they have been planted and will receive tender care. The gift is peculiarly appropriate, because the students recently changed the name of their school paper from “Purple and White” to “The Shasta Daisy.”
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), April 13 - Colvin H. BROWN, who recently resigned as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and whose resignation will go into effect the first of next month, will probably be succeeded by Councilman A.C. OULLAHAN.
A majority of the Directors have spoken to Mr. OULLAHAN about the matter and have offered him the position. The Councilman has not given a definite answer, but it is believed he will accept the offer. The position carries a salary of $200 a month. Mr. BROWN first received $150 a month and expenses, but when he was offered a better position a few months ago it was raised $50.
Mr. OULLAHAN has taken an active part in the business of the City Council and is Vice-President. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and was partly instrumental in having the Council appropriate $35,000 for a right-of-way for the proposed diverting canal.
HAYFORK (Trinity Co.), April 13 - The Carter Hotel was destroyed yesterday morning by fire. The two-story building is a total loss, but most of the contents were saved.
The flames were discovered in the roof while the guests were seated at the breakfast table and evidently had been started by sparks from a defective chimney. The fire had gained too much headway to be subdued by the ordinary bucket brigade. All that could be done was to save the furniture. The fire burned slowly downward, giving plenty of time to save the contents. The loss on the building is $2500 or $3000; insurance, $700. The Carter Hotel, so-called from its builder and owner, was one of the best-known hostelries in Trinity County and the only hotel in hayfork. It was under lease to Thomas MONTGOMERY, County Surveyor.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), April 13 - The two-story office building of the Union Hill Mining Company, standing on the Last Chance Mine, near Douglas City, was burned yesterday morning.
Fire was discovered in the roof while the occupants were seated at the breakfast table. The flames burned downward slowly, giving the employes of the company plenty of time to save the contents, though they could not put out the fire and save the building. They saved not only all the furniture, but they ripped out most of the doors and windows. The loss is over $1000, with no insurance.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), April 13 - Justice of the Peace BARBER, at the preliminary examination of Clyde BENNINGTON, held the defendant to answer to the Superior Court on the charge of resisting an officer. Bail was fixed in the sum of $2000. This BENNINGTON could not give, and he is held in jail awaiting trial.
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The Saturday Bee
April 14, 1906
BECKWITH (Plumas Co.), April 14 - Allen DEDMON, aged 74, a Sierra Valley pioneer, has passed away after a prolonged illness. He came to this valley from Missouri in 1857, and has been here almost constantly since. He came from Missouri.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), April 14 - The local police officers thought they had a good charge of arson against a South Sea Island negro yesterday, but an arrest was not made, although the complaining witness was positive that the colored man attempted to burn his restaurant.
From the reported facts, it appears that the negro dined at the eating house and he claimed the cashier charged him 75 cents for the meal. The regular price is 25 cents. The negro left the restaurant greatly incensed at the proprietor, and made threats of vengeance.
A fire was discovered soon after in the rear of the eating place, and but for the excited yells of a number of Chinamen occupying an adjoining lodging house, the place would have been totally destroyed. The Fire Department was called and quickly extinguished the flames.
The entire back portion of the restaurant was found to be soaked in kerosene, and to avoid the plans miscarrying, the fire fiend placed a great quantity of coal-oil soaked kindling wood about the place. Close by was found the five-gallon can used for holding the oil. Had the flames spread they would have exploded the large can of kerosene, and a most disastrous conflagration would have resulted.
ROCKLIN (Placer Co.), April 14 - A fire broke out about 1:30 yesterday morning in the frame building owned by L.L. CROCKER and occupied by R.S. SMITH, a butcher, and L. WINTON, a harnessmaker. The flames shot high in the air, and for a time the entire business part of town was threatened. It was only by heroic work on the part of the firemen that adjoining property was saved. The building and contents were totally destroyed. The loss will reach several thousand dollars. The only insurance was that on the stock carried by WINTON. It amounted to about $200. The fire is believed to have started from the electric wires.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 14 - Mrs. Susan MONTGOMERY died at her ranch near
Davisville early Friday morning. On April 1st she suffered a stroke of
apoplexy, from which she never full recovered. Deceased was a native of
Virginia, 78 years of age. Her maiden name was Susan MARTIN, and she removed
early in life with her parents to Marion County, Missouri, where she was
married to the late Alexander MONTGOMERY. They came to California and
settled in Yolo County in 1854. MONTGOMERY passed away in 1885. Fifteen
children were born to this union, of whom five sons and six daughters
survive. They are W.S., L.J.S., J.C., and J.P. MONTGOMERY of this county,
and Andrew MONTGOMERY, of Sacramento; Mrs. Josephine JOHNSON and Mrs. Alice
RALLS, of Woodland; Mrs. Marilla KING, Mrs. Minnie J. SNYDER and Mrs. Oriena GLOCKER, of Davisville, and Mrs. Sarah E. JOHNSON, of Lincoln. Thirty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren also survive her. The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The interment will be made at Davisville.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 14 - The fruit canneries in Marysville and Yuba City are preparing for a busy season. The indications are that the peach crop, which is the one most depended upon in this section to insure a long run, will be even better than last year, and at increased prices to the grower. There will be good crops of cherries, pears and plums, but apricots will fall somewhat short of last year’s crop.
The local cannery has added a new cooker in anticipation of the increased business.
The two Association canneries will handle dried fruits this season in addition to the regular business.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 14 - To succeed John U. HOFSTETTER as assistant to Cashier ECKART, of the Northern California Bank of Savings. F.C. FARRANTS, a recent arrival from England, who served for a time as shipping clerk at the Marysville Woolen Mills, has been chosen. He will perform the clerical work, principally, while Cashier ECKART is to give more attention to the business management of the concern. HOFSTETTER was President and manager of the institution and a stockholder when he resigned this week, as already stated in The Bee. N.D. RIDEOUT, the well-known banker, has purchased this stock.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 14 - To benefit by the experience Marysville has had in installing a sewer system under adverse circumstances, City Engineer J.L. EVANS, of Bakersfield, is a visitor here. He says that the people of Bakersfield have decided to expend $120,000 improving and extending their present sewer system, and as they have water and quicksand to contend with after digging a certain depth, they want their engineer to know how similar conditions have been conquered elsewhere. He has inspected the sewer systems at Stockton and Sacramento, and he believes his trip to this city has been equally instructive.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 14 - A monkey-faced owl, the rarest specimen of a bird ever seen in these parts, flew through a glass window of the school house Friday morning and was captured alive by the janitor, who presented it to the landlord of the Temple Hotel, where it is now on exhibition before many wondering gazers.
The owl is of a beautiful gray color, but its face is the characteristic feature. In place of the usual round face of the owl, this bird has the features of a monkey. The wings, too, are of unusual length.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 14 - The marriage license bureau in Yuba County has experienced a dull week, not one application being made by candidates for Hyman’s shrine.
Louie MANAUGH, of the Live Oak district, has informed his friends here of his marriage to Miss Amanda BROWN, of San Francisco, the ceremony being performed in the latter city this week.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 14 - Not a single marriage license was issued in Shasta County last week, but one final decree of divorce was granted and two divorce suits were begun. Alice L. McCARTY received a final decree of separation from John L. McCARTY. Elizabeth REICHARD applied for a divorce from Joseph L. REICHARD. Etna NICHOLS, of Copley, also wants to be freed from George NICHOLS.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 14 - Only one marriage license was issued the past week. Troy HARRISON BARR, age 20, and Annie Bell LORANGER, age 19, both of Esparto.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), County Clerk BATCHELDER made five couples happy during the past week, by issuing marriage licenses as follows: Marion GARDNER, of Darneville, aged 19, and Minnie Mabel RUFF, of Rackerby; Olive HUNTER, aged 21, of Big Bend, and Ivie CHRIYLE, aged 18, of Clear Creek; Carey CHAPMAN, aged 60m and Emilia TURNER, aged 49, both of Chico; Frank MADEROS, aged 25, and Barbara AZEVEDO, aged 20, both of Cherokee; Manuel CORDY, aged 49, and Isabel AZEVEDO, aged 22, both of Cherokee.
Annie McGEE was granted a final decree of divorce from Jos. McGEE. Mary C. DAWSON was granted an interlocutory decree from John DAWSON. Eva LUTZ was granted an interlocutory decree from Harrison LUTZ. An amended interlocutory decree was filed in the case of Ora B. SHIELDS vs. S.E. SHIELDS. Mary A. DOYELL was granted a final decree from W.W. DOYELL.
SUISUN (Solano Co.), April 14 - County Clerk HALLIDAY has issued during the past week licenses for the marriage of the following persons:
Harvey L. TRISSEL, 34, and May H. KEITHLY, 31, both of Napa; Arthur WATERFALL, 30, and Mary KOCH, 19, both of Vallejo; Carl B. BROWN, 26, and Blanche BOOCK, 18, both of Rio Vista.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 14 - Aged Alfred JENKIN, one of the victims of his son-in-law, Jack ALLEN, still battles bravely with death, and has improved somewhat over yesterday, when it was feared he could not survive many hours. His condition is still critical, but the slight improvement is hailed as victory. ALLEN has calmed down and is no longer tramping his narrow cell, shouting and cursing. The delirium seems to have passed and it is now thought he will soon regain his normal condition. He slept better yesterday and took nourishment with a relish.
Appellate Court Denies Motion For New Trial To Miner Convicted of Manslaughter REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 14 - Word was received here this morning from Sacramento that the District Court of Appeal has denied the application of George W. GALLANAR for a new trial. GALLANAR was convicted of manslaughter for killing Adolph GORMAN in Keswick in 1903, and was sentenced to ten years in prison.
The news that the new trial had been denied gave general satisfaction in Redding, and the matter was a common topic of conversation on the streets to-day. GALLANAR was a Union miner, and he killed GORMAN during the big strike at Keswick. He was tried twice before convicted. At the first trial the jury stood eleven for conviction and one for acquittal. Since GALLANAR has been in the County Jail, he has been writing to Unions all over the county asking for help on the ground that he was being persecuted. It is believed he collected several thousand dollars.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), April 14 - After carrying a 44-caliber bullet in his thigh for several weeks, Rere MARDEVICH had it extracted yesterday at the County Hospital by Dr. TICKELL. This marks the final chapter of a fight among a gang of Austrians at Floriston the latter part of March, when John DUBROVAS was arrested on the charge of stabbing a fellow countryman. He was discharged at his preliminary examination for lack of evidence. In addition to the knife DUBROVAS was accused of wielding a 44-caliber revolver, but MARDEVICH refused to make a complaint, though it was evident he had been shot in the battle. He was brought to the hospital yesterday in a serious condition, his wound having received little attention since he was shot. Dr. TICKELL operated at once to save the limb. He found the bullet, badly mushroomed, imbedded in the thigh bone.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 14 - Senseless, his head under water, and suffocating, James KENNEDY was rescued yesterday afternoon in the nick of time by his companions, Bennett PENHALL and Charles SMITH. They were tearing down an old sand plant below the North Star Mine. A section of roof came down striking KENNEDY on the head, knocking him senseless. He fell so that his head was immersed in a four-foot ditch. PENHALL and SMITH rushed to his assistance and saved his life. He was removed after a time and was given medical attention. He is badly injured, but the attending physician, Dr. ROBINSON, believes he will recover, though paralysis is feared.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, April 16, 1906
Other Buildings At Brokaw Mine Destroyed By Fire and Residents Are Much Incensed Over Outrages YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 16 - Several months ago The Bee published a dispatch from this place telling about the burning of the A.C. BROKAW residence and other buildings at his mine in Quartz Valley. The fire was supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
Late Saturday evening, from a man just in from Quartz Valley, The Bee representative was informed that at midnight on Friday last the same enemy who has been pursuing Mr. BROKAW completed his work of revenge - if it may be called that - by burning down the remainder of the buildings at the mine as well as a large building belonging to R.A. BYRAM, formerly publisher of the Fort Jones Miner and Farmer. Mr. BYRAM lost everything in the building, and in fact, had a narrow escape from the burning structure. The suspected incendiary is being closely watched, and if enough evidence can be secured in the next few days to warrant his arrest he will be taken into custody.
The citizens of Quartz Valley are much worked up over Mr. BROKAW’s recent loss, and it is hinted on good authority that when the guilty party or parties are discovered, that “Judge Lynch” will immediately try the case and save the county the expense of a trial.
The only building that Mr. BROKAW now has standing is his mill, and it is understood that a watch will be kept over this property both day and night. New buildings will shortly be erected on the site of the ones recently burned.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 16 - Frank LAMB, who was sent up from Shasta County to San Quentin to serve seven years on conviction of cattle-stealing, is seeking release on parole. He has served over two years of his time. District Attorney DOZIER says that he will oppose the parole of LAMB.
Taken Into Court This Morning To Answer To Charge Of Murdering A.N. McVICAR Last Month STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), April 16 - Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, charged with the murder of A.N. McVICAR, was brought into Court this morning to plead, she having been arraigned several days ago. After the announcement that C.H. FAIRALL had been associated as counsel for the defense, Mrs. Le Doux was ordered to stand up. She did so and pleaded not guilty in a clear voice hesitating only for an instant.
The ceremony occupied only about one minute, but the Court-room was crowded long before the hour arrived for bringing the accused before the Judge.
The crime of which Mrs. LE DOUX stands charged is the murder by poison of Albert N. VICKAR in a lodging house in this city on the 24th of March, following which the body was forced into a new trunk, which the woman had taken to the station, but neglected to check. The odor of the body was noticed by a baggageman during the evening and the trunk was forced open by the officers. The trunk was traced to the woman, who was arrested in Antioch two days later.
Balaklala Mining Company Puts Up Cash And Secures Undisputed Title To Site For Big Smelter KENNETT (Shasta Co.), April 16 - By judgements rendered Saturday in the Superior Court at Redding and by settlements made outside of Court with adverse claimants, the Balaklala Mining Company becomes the undisputed and indisputable owner of the locally famous “Section 20,” a tract of land midway between Copley and Kennett on which the Company will erect a 1000-ton smelter.
When it became known several months ago that this section had been selected for a smelter site and the Company located mining claims upon it, jumpers filed claims upon the same ground. Mining notices were filed three deep on the section located by the Balaklala, the Company itself putting on one plaster of notices and thus jumping its own ground. These different sets of jumpers based their right to their claims on errors made by others as to the dates upon which it was proper to enter land on “Section 20,” which had been an Indian allotment.
Sixteen claimants adverse to the Balaklala interests were satisfied with the settlement made Saturday and judgements were entered accordingly and made of record. The “jumpers” received a substantial payment in coin. The amount is not known positively, but report has it that sum paid was $12,000. It was only Saturday that the copper Company paid $1200 into the United States Land Office in Redding that being the purchase price exacted by the Government.
The important fact is established that the Balaklala Company’s title to “Section 20” is now perfectly clear and no one can lay as much as a straw in the way of building the smelter. The jumpers caused a delay in the work of several months, for the Company would not make a beginning while there was a single cloud upon its title.
Crazed Jack Allen, Who Cut Up Wife and Father-In-Law, Suspected Of Planning Wholesale Wreck.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 16 - Did Jack ALLEN intend to blow up the home of his father-in-law, Alfred JENKIN, Sr.?
This is the question which is giving the JENKIN family and the officers considerable worry just now. The finding of a stick of giant powder in the JENKIN yard, has caused a feeling of uneasiness among members of the JENKIN family, who are wholly at a loss to account for its presence. One theory is that Jack ALLEN, who so murderously attacked his aged father-in-law and his wife a week ago Sunday, had this stick of high explosive in his pocket that night, intending to use it, and while making his escape from the place threw it into the corner of the yard where it was found last Saturday. Another theory is that ALLEN carried home a supply of the terrible stuff from the North Star Mine, where he was employed, with the idea in his drink-crazed brain of putting cap and fuse to it and blowing up the family residence, and that he hid the stuff somewhere in the cellar, until such time as he would be ready to use it. If he did hide the explosives, a rat could easily have carried the stick found to the place where it was picked up.
JENKIN is still holding his own, but he is in a dangerous condition. Mrs. ALLEN is able to be up. ALLEN has recovered from his recent outbreak, whether real or feigned, and now is very quiet, but is developing a religious tendency, as he has been frequently in prayer. If ALLEN is brought to trial and acquitted, his life will not be worth 2 cents, as William JENKIN, a determined young man, declares that if his father dies ALLEN will never leave the county alive. He is a quiet, gentlemanly young fellow, who says but little, but his words carry a terrible significance.
ETNA (Siskiyou Co.), April 16 - At the regular election held here last Tuesday there was a full new Board of Trustees elected to carry on the town’s business for the coming year.
Following is the Board-elect: A.H. DENNY, Peter BLAKE, E.W. BATHURST. Ef.
Joseph CLARK was elected Marshal; C.L. WILLARD, Jr., Treasurer, and B.J.
Refused Permission To Wed In Jail, Prisoner Gives Bond and Weds, Afterward Surrendering To Sheriff WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), April 16 - Clyde BENNINGTON, who is confined in the County Jail awaiting trial in the Superior Court on the charge of resisting an officer, as told in The Bee several days ago, was married Saturday to Mrs. Fannie DOEBLIN.
BENNINGTON had been unable to raise $2000 bonds and was consequently in jail. He asked permission of Sheriff BERGIN to be married, although he was a prisoner. The Sheriff, acting under the advice of District Attorney GIVEN, refused to grant the permit.
But Love found a way to break through the bars. P.M. PAULSON and J.H. BOYCE, substantial business men, went BENNINGTON’s bond for matrimonial purpose. They went his bail for $2000 and the bond was approved by Justice of the Peace BARBER, the committing Magistrate. BENNINGTON was then released from jail. He at once got the license and then Rev. W.C. DAY married him and Mrs. DOEBLIN. After the ceremony was over, BENNINGTON went to the Sheriff and surrendered himself and is once more in jail.
BENNINGTON and Mrs. DOEBLIN were arrested over two weeks ago near Trinity Center for violating the game laws, BENNINGTON for killing a deer out of season, and Mrs. DOEBLIN for having venison in her possession. Mrs. DOEBLIN was fined $20, which she paid. BENNINGTON, who pleaded guilty, was fined $50, which he couldn’t pay. So he was brought to this place to serve fifty days in the County Jail. After he had served four days Mrs. DOEBLIN paid the rest of his fine and he was given his liberty. But he was at once rearrested on the charge of resisting an officer when he was taken up by Deputy Game and Fist Warden HOTCHKISS.
BENNINGTON is having his share of trouble, but the happy wedding, consummated in spite of iron bars, is a rift of sunshine in the clouds.
Close To Forty Eight Hours Elapsed Before Death Of Dr. George G. Willis Was Discovered GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 16 - An autopsy was performed yesterday on the body of the late Dr. George O. WILLIS, found dead in bed Saturday night by Drs. JAMISSON and CHAPPELL. They found the liver in fearful condition and the heart affected, but as far as their tests could go they failed to ascertain the presence of poison. It is thought death was due to heart failure.
Dr. WILLIS was last seen alive on Thursday evening, when he purchased some bakery stuffs. These were found in the package in which they left the bakery, indicating that he had died soon afterward, as the stomach was absolutely empty. The body was found lying on the bed, fully dressed, as though death had come easily during a nap. Dr. WILLIS lived alone in a little cottage on Church Street, hence the fact that the body lay for nearly forty-eight hours before being found. It was discovered by T.E. PHILLPIS, a druggist, who became alarmed over WILLIS’ absence. Strange as it may seem, the body was noticed Saturday morning and the man who saw it believed Dr. WILLIS asleep and left the house without investigating. John CONNOLLY entered the cottage to invite Dr. WILLIS to take dinner with him the following day - Sunday. The room was rather dark, hence he took no particular notice. Believing that WILLIS was enjoying a nap, he did not step close to the bed, and left with the intention of returning later when the physician should awaken.
A cable has been sent to the only living brother, Rev. William Armstrong WILLIS, of the Monmouthshire diocese, England. The body will be interred here.
Dr. WILLIS came here in 1894, building up a magnificent practice. Soon afterward he married Miss Clara B. KING, whose death occurred three years ago. Failing health finally caused the physician’s lucrative practice to dwindle away, until of late he had a rather hard time of it. He came of a distinguished family in England and during his life held several Government positions in England and Australia.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 16 - The bluejay killing contest which has extended over a period of seven weeks, closed at 6 o’clock Saturday evening. The rivalry between the teams recruited from members of the Oroville Gun Club, became intense toward the last and many wagers were made by friends of they respective contestants. The two teams were captained by Wm. SCHNEIDER and August JOHNSON.
Up to yesterday SCHNEIDER’s team was ahead, but JOHNSON marshalled his forces for the final struggle, and won out by forty birds. SCHNEIDER’s team killed 1586 birds and JOHNSON’s 1608, making a grand total of 3176 bluejays killed in seven weeks.
The highest individual score was by August JOHNSON, who had 490 birds to his credit. Sportsmen claim that the killing of the bluejays has worked a world of god in the protection of quail.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, April 17, 1906
Davisville Section Selected By Fate Monday To Receive The Grim Reaper And To Suffer Sorrow DAVISVILLE (Yolo Co.), April 17 - The day following Easter was seemingly an off one for this community. First, Elmer HARRINGTON, a young man who resides with his parents in this city, lost the end of the index finger of his left hand while holding to the handles of a big road plow that was breaking up the roadbed for grading.
About 4 o’clock came the news of the death of Charles BECKER, an old resident of Northern Solano, at his home three miles southeast from Davisville. He was about 80 years of age. He butchered in Sacramento in the latter 50s, and was there during a big fire. Later he removed to Berryessa Valley, and about 1864 settled on the land where he died, having accumulated a large estate.
About 4:30 o’clock Arthur BRUNSON, who is employed in the shops of the Schmeiser Manufacturing Company as a machinist, while engaged repairing a belt hammer, was floored by a blow from the pitman of the hammer, it making a revolution from some unknown cause. He was unconscious for an hour or more, but is now doing well.
At 5 o’clock Mrs. Deborah Alida PUGH died at her home in this city after an illness dating over a period of several months, her affliction being catarrh of the stomach and bowel. She and her husband, David PUGH, resided at Swingles Station many years. He died a little more than a year ago at the Sisters’ Hospital at Sacramento.
Mrs. Susan MONTGOMERY, aged 78 years, and one of the very old settlers here, was laid to rest in the local cemetery Sunday. She crossed the plains in 1854. She and two other women of the same train were attacked with cholera. The other two succumbed but she survived, only, however, to be taken down with typhoid fever. In the same house was a male member of the train stricken with the same disease. The man died, and she again recovered. She was the mother of fifteen children, eleven of whom survive her. Together with a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, Alexander MONTGOMERY, died in 1884 at Woodland. Her funeral was largely attended.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 17 - Judge GADDIS filed a modified decree yesterday in the case of Nettie ANDERSON vs. Frank ANDERSON. In the original decree, as was published in The Bee, Mrs. ANDERSON is denied a divorce, but was awarded $50 for her support and $12.50 for each of the two children. In the modified decree the wife is not allowed any support, but she is to receive $25 for each of the two children. The modified decree is a result of a decision to which the Court’s attention was called since the case was decided. It states that where a wife abandons her husband a judgment for separate maintenance is unwarranted and will be reversed. ANDERSON will probably appeal the case.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), April 17 - An important business deal was consummated here Saturday when the interests of E. OPPENHEIM and the Openheim Fruit Company were purchased by H. KLEINSORGE, of Sacramento. The deal includes the largest store in Lodi, the immense packing sheds at Lodi and Woodbridge, and all Mr. Oppenheim’s interests at Florin. Mr. OPPENHEIMER will install a substation of the American River Power Company at Florin and Elk Grove.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 17 - As already told in The Bee, Rev. A.L. MITCHELL, of Redding, has been elected rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marysville, one of the oldest parishes in the State. Rev. MITCHELL came to Redding from Ferndale last October and has given excellent satisfaction in this city. St. John’s, in Marysville, is a much more important charge than that of Redding, and although the parishioners here regret to see Mr. MITCHELL leave, they rejoice that he is promoted. He leaves to-day for Marysville.
OAK (Shasta Co.), April 17 - Frank GEYER, of this place, attended Easter services at Redding Sunday, drove home in the afternoon, unhitched his horse, went into the parlor of his father’s house, sat down in a chair, gave one gasp and died. He had not complained even of feeling unwell. Heart trouble is the assigned cause of his sudden passing. He was a fleshy man and was aged 27 years. The funeral took place this morning from the Catholic Church in Redding, where he attended Easter devotions Sunday.
HONCUT (Butte Co.), April 17 - The residence on the WOOD place, one mile east of this town, burned to the ground last evening. The fire started in the attic of the kitchen, while supper was being cooked. J.F. VANCE and family resided there and discovered the fire soon after it started. They devoted their attention to fighting the flames for some time, so that when they decided to try to save the furniture, the fire had attained such headway that but little time was left to save household effects. They got an organ and some bed clothing out, but lost several hundred dollars worth of furniture.
The building was owned by Mrs. A.E. WOOD, of Sacramento, and valued at $2500. It was completely destroyed, and no insurance was carried unless it had been places within the past two weeks. There was no insurance on the contents.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 17 - George CARLSON, a native of Norway, standing over six feet in his stocking feet, was brought down from Berry Creek by Deputy Sheriff DUBOSE and a charge of insanity placed against him. When the Court House was reached it took six men to land the giant in the padded cell, so violent had he become. He was at once placed in a straitjacket.
Carlson has an idea that if he could get rid of his head and his heart he would be all right. He was examined before a Commission in insanity and pronounced insane and committed to the asylum at Napa. This is the sixth laborer in the Western Pacific camps up the river who has gone insane.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 17 - Fannie ROBE has brought suit for divorce against H.J. ROBE. Both parties are residents of Chico and were married in Reno, Nevada, May 22, 1900. Plaintiff alleges that the defendant deserted her at Stirling City in June, 1905, without provocation, and since then has neglected and refused her with the necessaries of life.
WHEATLAND (Yuba Co.), April 17 - The old Board of City Trustees met last evening for the last time, and put the finishing touches on a successful year’s labor by paying off all bills and then turning their books over to a new Board, which was organized an d sworn in at the same meeting. A. REICHERS was elected Chairman of the new Board, after which he made some appropriate remarks and then entered at once on the order of business by appointing the following officers and Committees:
A.K. DAM, S.D. HICK sand (sic) W.N. RICH were appointed as the Street Committee.
W.H. NIEMEYER, A.K. DAM and S.D. HICKS as Auditing Committee.
Dr. BYRON, Dr. LUND, E.B. LANGDON and G.W. MUNSON as the Board of Health.
Attorney E.T. MANWELL was reappointed Water Clerk. James TAGGART was appointed to take charge of the City Water Works until new rules can be drafted and adopted governing the plant. Attorney E.T. MANWELL was continued as City Attorney.
J.M. HICKS was appointed Fire Marshal, and J.F. DAVIS Night Watchman.
W.N. RICH, A.K. DAM and G.D. HICKS were appointed as Committee on Rules.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 17 - A petition to remove a saloon business from on site to another, which was twice refused by the City Council that retired early in the present month, was granted by the new Administration, after a tie vote of the members of the Council. It required the affirmative vote of Mayor HALL to decide in favor of the petitioner, Edmund WALS. The latter will now occupy the two-story frame building recently erected by him at the northeast corner of First and Oak Streets, in the tenderloin district.
The petition of Bruce SUTLIFFE for the removal of his saloon business from the corner of Third and B Streets to an addition recently made to the DAWSON HOUSE, was granted by a unanimous vote of the Council, all the property owners in the half block adjacent to the new site signing the petition of SUTLIFFE.
Home And Champion Mining Trial Date Set, And Latter Company Suggests An Outside Judge NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), April 17 - It will not be long before the great legal battle between the Home and the Champion Mining Companies will be under way. Superior Judge NILON yesterday set the date for May 1st. The Champion’s attorney immediately filed notice on County Clerk ARBOGAST, requesting him to communicate with Governor PARDEE, asking that an outside Judge be sent to preside, alleging that the health of Judge NILON would not permit him to sit through the case, which promises to be long and very complex. Judge NILON being able to be in Court yesterday, the County Clerk refused to do as requested.
The suit will be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in the history of mining in this county, as it involves virtually the life of one of the mines in question, the dispute being over the ownership of the ledge which both companies were working when their underground forces came together.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 17 - Henry STUART, an employe at the Union Hill Mine, lost one thumb yesterday and part of the other through an accident. He was adjusting a shooe in the battery at the mill, when the ponderous steel stamp dropped, though it was supposed to be held safely, amputated his right thumb at the base and fearfully crushing the left. Dr. JONES, who attended the injured man, hopes to save part of the left thumb.
STEWART resides on the verge of town.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), April 17 - Jeremiah Cash GIVENS, an old and respected resident of Placer County, died yesterday morning at his son’s home at Rocklin, aged 76 years. Mr. GIVENS had been in feeble health for many years, and his death was not unexpected. He was a native of Indiana, but for many years had lived in California. The funeral will take place to-morrow, and the service and burial will be under the auspices of the Roseville Odd Fellows Lodge, of which organization he was a member.
TOWLE (Placer Co.), April 17 - Charles SCHUNOVER, Southern Pacific agent here, has obtained a leave of absence in order to accompany the body of his wife to her old home in Wisconsin. Mrs. SCHUNOVER died here on the first of last December, as reported in The Bee. The body was embalmed in San Francisco.
During his absence, SCHUNOVER’s place is being filled by a man named SMITH. Night Operator MARTIN has also left here. His place has been filled by Operator GIBSON.
TOWLE (Placer Co.), April 17 - Mrs. Frank WEISMAN, of this place, has been suddenly summoned to the bedside of her uncle, Rev. SHOEMAKER, of Santa Anna. His condition is reported to be very critical. Rev. SHOEMAKER is one of the best-known members of the Presbyterian clergy in this State.
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The Evening Bee
April 18, 1906
Burglars Attempt To Blow Open Safe In Vegetable Store But Do Not Succeed And Escape WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 18 - Sometime during the night burglars attempted to blow open the safe in the vegetable store of M. MARTINELLI & Company. The cap failed to explode.
Nitro-glycerine and soap were used in plenty, and indications suggest that the men were old hands at the business. It is supposed, after the failure of the cap to explode, that the burglars were frightened off. The discovery of the attempted robbery was made this morning when the store was opened for business.
The affair was at once reported to the officers, but at the wiring they do not appear to have found a clue.
LINCOLN (Placer Co.), April 18 - Early this morning Frederick WASTIER, Sr., died at his home in Lincoln, from heart failure, being sick only since yesterday morning. Deceased was 76 years old and a native of Germany. About forty years ago he became a resident of Placer County and thirty years of this were spent in Lincoln. Mr. WASTIER was well-known and highly esteemed and was the oldest resident of Lincoln. He leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Ed. FINNEY, of Lincoln, and Mrs. A.H. PETTER, of Los Angeles, and a son, Frederick, who lives in San Francisco.
After a long period of sickness, Asa H. GATES, a pioneer of California, and a native of Massachusetts, passed away Monday, April 16th, at his home, two and one-half miles from Lincoln. Deceased had reached the ripe old age of 81 years and 21 days, and was known far and wide. He leaves two sons still at home and two married daughters who reside in San Francisco. The Native Daughters will attend the funeral in a body as it is their custom to this honor all pioneers of the Golden State. Funeral services from the Congregational Church this afternoon and interment in Manzanita Cemetery. Following closely upon this death, Luther JARVIS, another well-known citizen of Placer County, passed away at his home about three miles from Lincoln. Deceased was a native of Ohio and was almost 67 years old. He leaves a widow and one married daughter, Mrs. Silas BERRY, of Lincoln, to mourn his loss. Funeral at 1:30 o’clock Thursday from the late residence and burial at Manzanita.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), April 18 - Insane, a check for $500 in his pocket, across one corner of which was the word “Void,” Frank MURPHY was lodged in the County Jail here yesterday by E.T. WORTHLEY of Washington. MURPHY went to Superintendent MILLER, of the California Mine, a day or two ago and demanded $500, which he declared was due him. He had been hanging about the place for some time, and realizing his condition, MILLER wrote him out the check, but was careful to include the word “Void” in large letters across one end of it. MURPHY then left in high glee, saying he intended to cash the check in this city. Officer WORTHLEY was notified and persuaded MURPHY to accompany him, saying he would take him to Dr. TICKELL, who was the only man who could cash the paper. MURPHY was so delighted that he failed to observe where he was until he landed in jail. He will be examined by lunacy experts.
Aged Charles T. Duval, Ill and Weary, Drinks Big Dose Of Poison, After Writing Three Notes GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 18 - After writing notes to Coroner HOCKING and to Undertaker HARRIS as to the disposal of his body, aged Charles T. DUVAL deliberately drank enough cyanide of potassium yesterday afternoon to kill a dozen men. He fell and expired, in an instant. The body was not discovered until 6 o’clock last evening.
Constable C.C. TOWNSEND was called by a neighbor of DUVAL’s, Mrs. D.E.W.
WILLIAMSON, who said she feared something was wrong at the DUVAL home. TOWNSEND entered and found the body cold in death, stretched at length by the side of the bed. On a stand near by sat the glass from which the fatal draught had been drunk, and a bottle consisting a large quantity of the deadly poison. Coroner HOCKING and Deputy HARRIS were summoned and took charge of the remains.
The Coroner found three notes - one to himself, one to the public and one to the A.O.U.W. and the undertaker. In his letter to the Coroner DUVAL stated that to relieve all doubt he would state that he had ended his life on account of ill health. Had he felt that he could recover, he wrote, he would not have considered self-destruction. He said it required more courage to live as he had lived then to die. One of the notes advised Dr. JAMIESON to make an autopsy, if he so wished.
It was about 2 o’clock that DUVAL was last seen alive. At that time he was pacing his porch, muttering and waving his arms, evidently out of his mind. Mrs. WILLIAMSON spoke to him, but he only threw up his arm and made no answer.
He was a native of Kentucky, aged 69 years, and 11 months. He came here in 1855, and was always held to high esteem. Since the death of his wife he had lived alone in his home on West Main Street. DUVAL had long been an acute sufferer from asthma, and had threatened before to end his life. He leaves one son, Lucius, who will arrive to-day from the Gaston Mine.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 18 - Miss Lois STILSON, a graduate of the Chico State Normal School, and who has been teaching in Paradise during the past term, has been appointed musical instructor of the Chico public schools. Miss STILSON takes the place of Miss Frankie NELSON, who had to resign on account of ill health.
As an instance of the work which the musical instructor may be called upon to carry through at times, the services to be given at the laying of the corner-stone for the W.C.T.U. Convention Hall in Chico Vecino to-day, well illustrates the point. Eight hundred children must be trained and taught the songs which will be sung by them, and in the past the results of the unison and part-song work have been very creditable.
In 1882 Knocked A Fellow Employe In Head With Hammer and Threw Dead Body Into Simmerly Slough MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 18 - A notice which was served on District Attorney BRITTAN to-day to the effect that Matthias BLUMER, a prisoner serving a life term in Folsom prison on May 1st will make application to Governor PARDEE for a pardon, recalls the cold-blooded crime of which BLUMER was convicted in the Superior Court of this county in 1883. It was on November 16, 1882, that BLUMER with a hammer crushed the skull of a fellow-employe named J. Fred SCHINDLER at the SCHUMPF dairy while his victim was milking a cow in the early morning. He hid the remains of SCHINDLER in a pile of manure until the cover of darkness came on that night and then hauled the body to Simmerly Slough, weighted it and tossed it off a bridge into the water. A Japanese who fished in the slough next day hooked the remains and BLUMER’s crime was revealed.
BLUMER has twice escaped from Folsom prison, once reaching Omaha, where he became intoxicated and revealed his identity.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 18 - Frank STOFER, a young man who was sentenced to undergo a term of ten years’ imprisonment for taking a $20 gold piece away from an aged colored man, named COLEMAN, was granted a new trial a few days ago by the Third District Court of Appeal.
It appears very likely now that STOFER will escape further punishment. Yesterday he was brought before Judge GRAY, and his attorney made a motion to set aside the information on the ground that the commitment was illegal. Judge GRAY overruled the motion.
District Attorney SEXTON then made a motion that Judge GRAY vacate the order disallowing the motion to set aside the information, saying that he believed the motion was well taken.
The Court took the matter under advisement until Thursday at 10 o’clock.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 18 - In the case of the Abietene Medical Company against R.M. GREEN, to recover moneys received by him while President of the Company, plaintiff has given notice that on Monday, May 7, 1906, they will move the Court for Judgement on the pleadings on the ground that the answer heretofore filed by defendant admits the first, second and third allegations of the complaint, does not deny the fourth, and that there is no denial by the defendant to the allegation that defendant at the time of the filing of the complaint was indebted to the Company in the sum of $1388. Further, that none of the material allegations of the complaint are denied.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 18 - The trial of Dean McGREW, who is charged with resisting an officer, is now being heard before Judge GADDIS. McGREW, as told in The Bee at the time, had his altercation with Constable HARRISON at Guinda during a Christmas entertainment held in the church at that place. McGREW, it is alleged, knocked HARRISON down after the officer had placed him under arrest. District Attorney HARRY L. HUSTON represents the People and P. BRUTON the defendant.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 18 - The 5-year-old daughter of City Clerk HARE is suffering from severe burns to her hands, the result of toppling onto a hot stove while seated in a high chair yesterday.
The screams of the child attracted her mother to her but too late to save her from the injuries. One hand is very badly burned, but the patient’s youth is in her favor.
Death Lays a Heavy Hand On Aged Parents, Suddenly Taking Their Two Children >From Them REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 18 - Mr. and Mrs. John GEIGER, living in Happy Valley, lost a grown son and a married daughter, their deaths occurring within twenty-four hours of each other. Both were sudden, and each was caused by heart disease.
The Bee of Tuesday told how Frank GEIGER, the son, had died Sunday in the home of his parents after returning from Easter service. He sat down in a chair, gave one gasp and was no more.
When the bereaved father came to Redding the next day to make arrangements for the funeral of the son, he was given a telegram informing him that his only daughter, Mrs. Josephine LIMACHER, had dropped dead the evening before in her home in San Francisco. She left two children, one a babe of two weeks and another that had seen but one birthday.
The two funerals - those of the son and the daughter - were held at the same hour yesterday afternoon, the one in San Francisco, the other in Redding. Surely, aged parents like Mr. and Mrs. John GEIGER are seldom called upon to suffer the double sorrow that has befallen them. Mrs. LIMACHER and Frank GEIGER - sister and brother - were natives of Switzerland, though both were reared in Shasta County. They were universally respected. Strangely, too, both had always enjoyed apparently perfect healthy, and that both should drop dead so nearly the same hour and of the same disease is a coincidence most remarkable.
HONCUT (Butte Co.), April 18 - Contractor BARRIS, who stopped work on the Western Pacific grade between here and Palermo several weeks ago, is preparing to resume operation in a few days. General report has it that Contractor REED is to start work here in a few days, but is cannot be verified.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 18 - Real estate in Scott Valley, along the line of the proposed railroad, is on the boom just now. Two of the biggest ranches situated near Fort Jones, were sold this week. The first sale was made by BILLS Brothers to Emory HUNT for $10,000. It consisted of 240 acres of rich grain and alfalfa soil. The second sale of 500 acres of grain land belonging to Emory HUNT was made to James WALKER for $20,000. Word was received here last night that Bob WALKER had sold 320 acres at the forks of Morritt and Durzel Creeks to George L. CRAMER for $5000.
YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), April 18 - Attorney A.C. McLAUGHLIN last evening received a telegram from Los Angeles announcing that J.B. PRICE had decided to pay the fine imposed by Judge MAHON in the DA SHIELL case several weeks ago, and that a check for $500 had been forwarded for that purpose. PRICE, it will be remembered, was adjudged guilty by a jury in the Superior Court, of the crime of seduction under promise of marriage, Miss Viola DA SHIELL, of Marysville, being the complaining witness. Judge MAHON sentenced him to pay a fine of $500.
Notice of appeal was filed, but it appears that PRICE has abandoned that intention.
The punishment was considered a light one, although there were mitigating circumstances connected with the case.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), April 18 - Dr. W.R. RANTZ and Miss Bessie ROSS were married at the home of the bride’s mother in Uppertown early yesterday morning. The room was very prettily decorated in white carnations and ferns. The bride’s gown was a beautiful creation of white chiffon, over white silk. The couple were attended by Mrs. F.W. ROHLFING as matron of honor (rest of article cut off).
Husband Loses temper When He Sees Woman With Another Man, Row Follows And Divorce Is Threatened RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), April 18 - When Farmer LANGDON, an industrious young man, who lives on Red Bank, about twelve miles west of town, came to Red Bluff last Saturday, he found his wife wearing a new Easter hat, in a buggy with a young man, the two having enjoyed the field day sports at the race track. He proceeded to pull her out of the buggy, and taking the new hat from her head, tore it up and threw it in the street. He then quietly journeyed home.
He expected his wife to follow him, but she did not. She started there yesterday, however, with her young male friend, Charley BARLEY, but met her husband on the road and, after some words had passed between them, both started for the Sheriff’s office.
The young woman reached there first, and asking for the protection of that officer, was given a seat in the inner office. When the husband appeared, a scene ensued between him and the young woman’s companion, but the Sheriff soon quelled the fray.
There was evidently no fear of danger on the part of the young woman because she soon left the office, and with her male companion, strolled around town. When asked her version of the trouble, she said: “I am not going to tell you a thing. No one will get my side of the story until the case comes up in Court.”
In the afternoon the scene of the trouble was transferred to the LANGDON home. Charley BARLEY and Mrs. LANGDON started for the home place shortly after 1 o’clock to secure Mrs. LANGDON’s wearing apparel. The husband, hearing of this, started about an hour later, saying he would burn his wife’s things before he would let her have them. The race on the road must have been a lively one, and as to what happened at the LANGDON home when all met there the world is yet in ignorance.
YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), April 18 - A number of the boys of the Grammar School of this place, went on the warpath Monday evening, and as a result Professor KIMBALL, Principal of the school, had a sort of “licking bee” last evening which will undoubtedly have a good effect on the boys. The trouble started Monday evening when two of the pupils undertook to settle a difference by resorting to the :manly art.” The affair was not a draw and the boy who was worsted collected his crowd, comprising about fifteen youngsters, ranging from 6 to 16 years of age and followed the victor to his home where he took refuge behind locked doors. Failing to entice him from the house, the boys broke down one of the doors and were in the act of entering the building when their intended victim appeared at the threshold, armed with a shotgun, and declared he would protect himself. The effect was very quieting and the boys dispersed, still swearing vengeance. Prof. KIMBALL dispersed the miniature mob when they first congregated and informed them he would punish each one if they caused any further trouble. They separated, but after the teacher disappeared they re-assembled and created the disturbance. Many of the boys paid the penalty last evening after school closed by submitting to a neat little flogging.
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KENNETT (Shasta Co.), April 21 - It is doubtful if any town in the State of the size of Kennett has given anywhere near in proportion to what this place has done.
The Mammoth Copper Company alone subscribed $500 and every miner in its employ has donated one day’s pay.
This means that over $3500 in cash will be sent from this small town, in addition to provisions and other supplies.
And what is more, Kennett is not yet done, and if need arises will give even more liberally.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), April 21 - Admiral McCALLA has communicated with the Navy authorities in regard to sending the hospital ship Relief to San Francisco from Mare Island. The ship can hold 500 homeless ones. It is expected the permission will be given.
Vallejo, up to last night, had taken care of about 250 of the refugees. All the Lodges have subscribed to the relief fund, which now amounts to over $1500.
The Uniform Bank, K of P., has been called by the Mayor for patrol duty, as many undesirable visitors are arriving from San Francisco. Strict precautions are being taken by the Health Board regarding the admission of anyone afflicted with smallpox, as there are several cases in San Francisco and no quarantine.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), April 21 - The citizens of this city are putting forth every effort to help relieve the sufferers in San Francisco. Yesterday afternoon a large quantity of provisions were sent, and this morning another lot will be sent. The bakery in this city is turning out all the bread it can.
The two Woodland Rebekah Lodges have appointed Committees to solicit donations. The Chamber of Commerce also held a meeting last night, and is ready to assist Mayor BEAMER in any way it can.
Refugees are arriving on every train from this city in increasing numbers, and are being taken care of by relatives and friends. Many of them have lost everything except the clothes they have on.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), April 21 - This place has raised about $2,000 for the afflicted and homeless of San Francisco. Thursday night the generous residents of Lodi made up a carload of boiled eggs, bread, cooked chickens and baked beans. It reached Oakland at 10 o’clock this morning.
RENO (Nev.), April 21 - Mrs. J.N. SHIVELY, a frail little woman with two small children, who arrived here yesterday from Bucyrus, Ohio, learned last evening that Frank EVERETT, the smelting man who shot and killed General Foreman M.E. MALONE at the Mina (Nev.), shops, three days ago, was her only brother.
“I can hardly believe it,” she said last evening. “Frank was always a good man, and came from a quiet, good family. He went to Keeler, Cal., to build the smelting plant for the Western Reduction and Smelting Company, and I was coming out to visit him. Now I will have to call on him at the jail.” Word comes from Hawthorne that the State will prefer the most damning evidence against EVERETT. The killing is said to have been cold-blooded and with no provocation. EVERETT followed MALONE around an engine, it is claimed, and shot him through the head because MALONE refused to give him a special train to Goldfield free of charge.
ELKO (Nev.), April 21 - Great uneasiness has been caused in this vicinity by the strange action of a large hot water spring, 400 feet in diameter, located in the top of an extinct volcano, one mile west of Elko. For years the water has been quiet and clear, but immediately following Wednesday’s earthquake it began to boil furiously. The turmoil of its waters still continues, and on the north side of the crater a large section has fallen away. The spring has been frequently sounded and a depth of 1200 feet reached, but no bottom was ever encountered.
DAVISVILLE (Yolo Co.), April 21- Coroner KITTO held an inquest here over the body of Jerry HANDLEY, the painter who was found dead yesterday morning, sitting on the steps back of the paint shop, as told in last evening’s Bee. According to the testimony taken, the deceased had been on a spree since last Saturday and had not worked in the meantime. The verdict of the jury was to effect that he came to his death of acute alcoholism. A. sister of the deceased, the wife of E.J. CARRAGHER, of Sacramento, arrived and will care for the remains.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 21 - SEAMAN and MARTIN’s Bonanza mine at Fool’s paradise, mention of which was made in The Bee a few days since, telling of assays going as high as $850 per ton, is now richer than ever, according to an interview had last evening with Fred MAHLER, owner of the Drummer Boy Mine. He informed The Bee’s representative that the ore now being taken out is believed to be tellurium, and if so would probably assay $60,000 to $70,000 per ton.
The output strongly resembles the cripple Creek tellurium ores. The other ores, which adjoin the supposed tellurium, is a decomposed rock and assays, it is claimed, $8,500 to the ton, while the first assays only went $850 to the ton. The owners of the mine now have a tunnel in 150 feet on the vein, which is about five feet thick. Mr. MAHLER says that the ores now on the dump will be sacked and shipped to the Selby Smelter for treatment.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 21 - The Sacramento Bee is the only outside paper received here with the news of the great earthquake in San Francisco and other towns in California, that has given correct reports of the sad calamity that has befallen the State.
Yesterday’s big bundles of Bees did not last long after their arrival, and a thousand more copies could have been sold if they had been on sale. Yesterday morning’s train was late, but large crowds were ready to secure a copy of The Bee, with the latest news of the disaster, and as several hundred copies have been ordered in advance, extra carriers have been engaged to deliver them on their arrival.
The Bee is much sought after and it has so far contained the most correct reports of the earthquake. The citizens appreciate the quick service rendered by its proprietors in the delivery of this important news ten hours ahead of all other State papers.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), April 21 - A very pretty wedding took place at McCloud Thursday, at noon, the contracting parties being Ernest E. HARMON, son of John E. HARMON, the well-known livery man of Yreka, and Miss Barbara BURKHALTER, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of M. H. BURKHALTER, the well-known railroad contractor of McCloud.
The happy couple immediately after the wedding left on a honeymoon trip, and after a couple of weeks’ travel at sight seeing in Southern California will return to Yreka, where they will permanently reside.
Is 72 and Husband She Has Wearied of 82, But Years and Wedded State Seem To Count For Naught REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 21 - Mrs. Jane PICKETT, aged 72, filed in Court yesterday an action for divorce from Benjamin PICKETT, aged 82. She alleged failure to provide and neglect as the cause for the action and asked to be allowed to retake her former name of Jane HOVEY. Her aged and decrepit husband who is almost totally blind, accompanied her to the attorney’s office where the complaint was prepared, and said he had no objection to his wife getting a divorce if she wanted one. The story is a peculiar one. The couple reside in the Whitmore country, a farming district, twenty-eight miles east of Redding. Mr. and Mrs. PICKETT came to this city three or four days ago and have been seen on the streets constantly every day. Their apparent devotion to each other was marked. The husband walked with a cane and was very feeble. Because of his poor vision the wife led him by the hand. They were a picture of devotion. No one would have judged by looking at them that they were any but the happiest of couples. They looked like lovers.
Benjamin PICKETT is a veteran of the Mexican War and of the Civil War. He has resided in Shasta County since early days, following mining in the days when the placers yielded heavily. At one time he was rated the richest man in Superior California. That was when he was a well-to-do farmer living on Cottonwood Creek, in Tehama County. Reverses came, and for the last ten years he has owned and tried to work a small tract in the Whitmore country. He and Mrs. PICKETT were married twelve years ago, and to all outward appearances they have lived happily together ever since.
Find Asylum Escape in Washington, D.C.
RENO (Nev.), April 21 - Mrs. Patrick WALSH, wife of a Goldfield miner, who escaped from the State Insane Asylum here last August, disguised as a man, and for whom the authorities have been hunting since, has been found in Washington, D.C., and placed under arrest. She may be returned. She claims her husband had her confined because of jealousy and says she is sane.
FRENCH GULCH (Shasta Co.), April 21 - Albert RICH, a miner aged 40, and employed in the Gladstone, died here yesterday afternoon of tuberculosis. He is supposed to have a bother (sic) and sister living in Oregon. He was buried here this afternoon.
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Wednesday, April 25, 1906
cut by another colored man named D. MITCHELL, also a resident, on Monday night.
MITCHELL telephoned for CHASE to meet him opposite a saloon in town, and when CHASE arrived attacked him with a knife, the blade being four and a half inches long. He made a stab at CHASE’s heart, but a thick jacket and vest CHASE wore saved his life.
MITCHELL then stabbed CHASE in the back of the neck, inflicting a wound four inches long and a half-inch deep, and another lesser wound in the head. CHASE’s wounds were quickly attended to and the result will not be fatal. MITCHELL is in jail charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Jealousy regarding a woman was the cause of the trouble.
resort, and Jennie HURLBURT, a girl of 15, planned and executed an elopement in the most approved style Monday night.
They did not get farther, however, than Cottonwood, twelve miles north of here, where they were overtaken by an officer and a warrant and returned here on the noon train do-day.
The warrant was sworn out by the mother of the girl, who charged CLIFFORD with kidnaping. On their return here the man was locked up in the County Jail and the girl was returned to her mother.
between Hayfork and Weaverville by way of Douglas City in an automobile, the first to be used in the mountainous part of Superior California for public service.
George REID is the mail contractor. He sent money yesterday by Walter DAY and Fred HOFFLEY, who left for San Francisco with a commission to purchase anywhere they could a good serviceable automobile. The distance between Hayfork and Weaverville is twenty-seven miles. Some idea of the remoteness of this place may be gathered from the fact that a San Francisco Sunday morning paper does not reach Hayfork until Tuesday evening.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 25 - Charles W. LEININGER and Lloyd W. CARTER
entered to-day upon their four-year term in the Redding Land Office, the first as Register, to succeed F.M. SWASEY, and the second as Receiver, to succeed himself and enter upon his third term. Their appointments were made several weeks ago, as was told in The Bee at the time, but they have just received their commissions.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 25 - Three times during the last few months has death visited some member of the ill-fated BARNETT family, which figured so prominently in the Stockton poisoning case recently. At that time, the father and two children were killed by poison in a mysterious manner, and even yet the case has not been entirely unraveled.
inhaling monoxide gas in her room at the home where she was employed as a domestic.
Now the sad news has been learned of the burning to death of Miss Lulu RAMSEY, a sister-in-law of the central figure of Stockton’s case, in San Francisco’s conflagration. The only particulars received so far in Chico indicate that Miss RAMSEY, who was 17 years old, was at a hotel in San Francisco, where she went soon after leaving Chico.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 25 - John HOLLAND, a young man who claims to
have seen six years’ service in the United States Signal Corps, is in jail here charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Yesterday he made application to the Western Union people for a position as operator, and later committed the crime for which he is imprisoned. HOLLAND visited a house of ill-fame on First Street, and because a woman named Josie ST. CLAIR would not return a dollar he had given her, beat her over the head with an iron bolt until she was almost unconscious. He escaped, despite that fact that several men were attracted to the scene by the woman’s screams, but was captured later by Officer BECKER. HOLLAND’s victim was taken to the County Hospital for treatment.
the damages sustained at the Soldiers’ Home from the earthquake. The shock was felt most severely in the hospitals, where there were over 100 patients, beside the numerous attendants.
The drug-room was completely demolished and every ward in the building wrecked, the plastering falling out and in some instances entirely covering the beds where some of the most helpless invalids were confined. The houses of the officers and the quarters of the men will require numerous repairs as a result of the terrible shaking up.
the Union Hotel in Chico yesterday when a young man presented a signed statement asking advanced credit for himself and two men credit for himself, two men are in the clutches of the law. (Sic)
G. BAFLER, the man holding the statement, is accused of forgery. He acknowledged his guilt when questioned.
M.H. HALL whose name was forged is also in jail because of the tale that FABLER told regarding his method of securing the “swill” from the local hotels. HALL would brush into a sack silver articles and butter chips from the tables in hotel kitchens, and would later sell then. He denies his guilt, but the case seems strong against him.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), April 23 - George McDONALD’s dead body was found
in a cabin located in the rear of a saloon at Banta yesterday. McDONALD had been in the southern pare of the county for about three years, but very little was known about him. Coroner SOUTHWORTH sent a deputy after the remains which are now in the morgue in this city. No one has been found who knows anything concerning his relatives or family. An inquest will be held in a few days, death probably having been due to natural causes.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 25 - Confined in the County Jail here is a negro named F. WALKER, an ex-soldier, who is held on a charge of attempted assault. The complaining witness is a young woman of 20, who acts as nurse at the home of John SCHONLAN, nine miles east of town, near the KUPSER place.
She avers that WALKER came to the SCHONLAN place at an early hour yesterday morning and asked that she go to the scales near the barn to see that some hay, which he desired to purchase, was properly weighed by him. Although her suspicious were aroused through seeing no rig in sight with which to haul the hay, she came out of the house and had proceeded only a short distance in the yard when she was struck by the negro in the face, the blow demolishing her eyeglasses and stunning her. Although she was overcome and her face was severely cut, she was able to resist and by screaming she attracted the attention of the SCHONLAN children, who ran from the house and toward the residence of a neighbor named KUPSER. This frightened WALKER, who hastily disappeared.
It was not until toward evening that the young woman made complaint to her
employer and then a search of the neighborhood was made with the result that
WALKER was found buried in the hay mow at the KUPSER barn. A young man named
William AVERY routed him from his hiding place with a pitchfork. Until the arrival of Sheriff VOSS, who was immediately telephoned for, the colored man was guarded by the neighbors, who had been searching for him with their firearms. It was with difficulty that they restrained SCHONLAN from dispatching him with his rifle. Had the attack been of a more serious nature in the morning there is no doubt WALKER would now be ornamenting a slab at the Morgue.
WALKER showed to his captors papers of honorable discharge from the Army. He was greatly relieved when Sheriff VOSS took him into custody. The officer found a razor stored away in the fellow’s sleeve on searching him. Two other colored men, supposed to be pals of WALKER, and who were in the vicinity of the attempted outrage, have proven that they were in no way connected with the affair.
killed Monday night by the 7:10 Santa Fe train from San Francisco. The woman was driving in a cart, accompanied by a little girl, at Oakley, a station just over the border in Contra Costa County, when the train was coming. She got out of the cart and was crossing the track to open a gate on the opposite side when the train bore down on her. Her body was badly mangled.
After Brief Illness
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 25 - A telegram was received here yesterday afternoon from Fruitvale announcing the death of Dan McCARTHY in that place earlier in the day. No particulars were given, though it is assumed that death was sudden, for Mr. McCARTHY was in robust health. Dan McCARTHY was one of the best-known men in Shasta County, where he had lived for twenty years up to three years ago, where he still has extensive property interests. When work was first begun on the Keswick smelter he moved from Copley, where he had been running a store, to the new town of Keswick, opening up a store that did not contain a wagon-load of goods, and he was in debt for them.
He prospered as the town boomed and inside of five years made a fortune in the hotel business in Keswick. He built a hotel that cost $32,000 and a two-story brick building, the only one in town. He made fortunate investments in mines, paying $600 for a half-interest in a mine that yielded $20,000 inside of six months. Disastrous fires swept through Keswick but McCARTHY’s property was always spared. He sold most of his Keswick property just before the decline commenced. He was always called lucky, but he had great business foresight, as well.
McCARTHY will be remembered in every mining and smelting camp on the Coast. Leaving Keswick he went to Oakland, where he opened up a new cemetery, and he is reputed to have been making a great deal of money there. He and his family resided in Fruitvale, a suburb of Oakland.
earthquake resulted in the death of three men at the Great Eastern, a Sonoma County quicksilver mine.
As the cage was being hoisted from the mine a giant boulder dislodged by the shaking earth fell down the shaft. The cage was 150 feet from the top, and the boulder smashed it into the sides of the shaft, where it partially lodged.
The three men in the cage - John HANSON, C. GORSKI and John MILLER, - were
Their bodies were hurled to the bottom of the 700-foot shaft, where they were subsequently recovered.
destruction by fire of the hotel property near Brownsville owned by John PURDY. Very little of the furniture, etc., was saved. A defective flue was the cause of the blaze.
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April 28, 1906
MONTAGUE (Siskiyou Co.), April 28 - At 8 o’clock Thursday evening a freight train from the south arrived here and the conductor and brakeman put off the train forty or fifty hobos and toughs. This somewhat enraged the citizens and they concluded that this tough gang should immediately leave town. Constable Frank MILES, accompanied by a large number of town people, went to the conductor and informed him that he would have to take them out of town, as California at the present time had enough earthquake sufferers to look after. The conductor opened a box-car door and told the “bunch” to get in, and shortly after the train pulled out for Oregon. Montague, since the late calamity in San Francisco and other towns in this State, has fed a large number of refugees en route to relatives in this county and others who belong just over the Oregon line, but to be compelled to feed forty or fifty hobos was asking too much.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), April 28 - Jack ALLEN, who so fearfully stabbed his wife and father-in-law in this city a number of weeks ago, was arraigned before Judge FRANK to-day, charged with attempted murder. A complaint was sworn to yesterday afternoon by William JENKIN, son of Alfred JENKIN, who was so dangerously wounded, charging ALLEN with the attempted murder of his father and sister. Young JENKIN is determined to prosecute ALLEN without mercy, and should ALLEN be discharged, the young man is likely to wreak vengeance on him, if he keeps the vows he made some time ago. JENKIN is now out of danger and able to sit up for a short while each day. He was not able to appear in Court to-day.
DELTA (Shasta Co.), April 28 - Mrs. L.C. CREEKS died here yesterday morning and will be buried this afternoon. She was aged 65 and was long a resident of Shasta County. She had been in poor health for a long time and her death was not unexpected.
Mrs. CREEKS left a brother and a sister in Sacramento - Charles FARREN and Mrs. Henry HOFFMAN. Another, William FARREN, was fatally injured Monday by being struck by (rest of article cut off.)
UNKNOWN MAN MADE ATTEMPT TO START CONFLAGRATION IN TRUCKEE
Town Saved From Disastrous Fire in Nick of Time - Tough Characters Overrun Place
TRUCKEE (Nevada Co.), April 28 - Between the hours of 2 and 3 o’clock Wednesday morning some unknown individual deliberately took an old coat, wrapped it in several old newspapers, applied a match to it and threw the parcel in the woodshed at the rear of the Capital Saloon. But for the night cook for Ben KING, who conducts a restaurant in the saloon, the town might have suffered a heavy loss by fire.
The range of the restaurant is close by the rear window, and the cook happened to be preparing a meal when the light in the woodshed attracted his attention. He rushed out the door and observed that the fire had not ignited other material in the building, but was burning only the coat. He stamped out the blaze and returned to the restaurant, thinking that he had entirely smothered out the fire. Ben KING, the owner of the restaurant, returned to his place of business about 6 o’clock. He went into the woodshed and discovered that the fire had not been extinguished. The burned coat was smoking, and he hastened to stamp out the fire.
The man who threw the coat in the window is not known, but a certain individual is under suspicion, having been seen in that vicinity by other people a few minutes before the fire was discovered. The deliberate act to burn down the town has caused considerable talk among the business element of Truckee. At the present time there are a number of very tough characters in this place.
Friday morning, Charles OCKER, Chairman of the Relief Committee, was compelled to use force to eject ten hoboes who insisted upon having hot water with which to bathe their faces and hands, near the relief headquarters. They were ordered out of town. Mr. OLIVER caught one man in the act of taking a package of coffee from the supply room. This man was given a start for the east end of the railroad yards.
There is some talk on the street of calling a mass meeting to handle the situation as the tough element must be made to move on.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), April 28 - The following marriage licenses appear of record this week:
William LUMPKINS, 32, and Lizzie B. SHORT, 40, both of Los Angeles; Jesse D. MURDOCK, 21, and Mattie E. COLBURN, 17, both of Buillon; John H. JEFFRIES, 32, and Anna Ethel SEAVEY, 28, both of Auburn.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 28 - Only one marriage license was issued in Yuba County this week. The parties to the contract are Jose SILVIRA of Oakland and Miss Marie PHILLIPS of this city.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 28 - Only one marriage license has been issued in Shasta County since the earthquake, and the lonely document went to Henry ROBERTS, aged 28, of Whiskytown, and Miss Rosa Mae HALE, aged 20, of Red Bluff.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 28 - Mrs. Blanche HOTCHKISS, of Yuba City, by her attorney, W.H. CARLIN, has commenced divorce proceedings against her husband, John S. HOTCHKISS, on the grounds of desertion. The parties were married here in June, 1901. Defendant is at present a resident of Brush Creek.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 28 - Three marriage licenses were issued during the week by County Clerk BATCHELDER:
Francis Burnham MOORE, aged 29, and Georgia Louisa PETERSON, aged 19, both of Chico; James William KITTRELL, aged 21, and Grace Leona LOTHROP, aged 19, both of Oroville; Newton BALCH, aged 24, of Red Bluff, and Lauretta DAILY, aged 22, of Chico.
CHICO (Butte Co.), April 28 - Gee Jung HING, the Chinese who cowardly murdered peaceable Mar YE Thursday evening because he secured HING’s place as cook in a local hotel, was caught by Constable HINDMAN, of Chico, at Vina yesterday. While the prisoner stoutly maintains that he is not HING, but Tom Hop SING, the officers believe they have the right man.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 28 - The Balaklala Company, which is to erect an immense smelter near Kennett, has secured offices here, and this morning established itself in what is left of the old Depot Hotel building on the Souther Pacific tracks.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 28 - Josie ST. CLAIR, the woman of the half-world who was beaten about the head with a heavy iron bolt wielded by an ex-soldier named John HOLLAND, last Tuesday, has taken a change for the worse. At first her condition was not regarded as serious, but the Hospital Physician now reports that the chances are against her recovery. HOLLAND is held at the city prison awaiting the outcome.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), April 28 - W.A. LEWIS died at Smith Flat about noon yesterday, aged 79 years. Mr. LEWIS was one of the pioneers of this State, coming to California in 1852. He lived in Sierra County for a while, but later moved to El Dorado County, residing at Badger Hill and Smith Flat. He was a miner by occupation and had many friends among the old-timers in this vicinity. Mr. LEWIS was a native of Sweden. He began life as a sailor, but gave up the sea life to participate in the gold rust to California in the ?50s. He was a single man and as far as it is known has no living relative.
Sandwich Peddler, Insane From Liquor, Makes Two Attempts To Kill Woman And Fights Officers.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), April 28 - Constable REILLY and Officer RIPPERY were summoned last night to arrest a sandwich peddler names Sam STICKLE. While crazed with liquor, STICKLE chased his wife out of a tent in which they were living and attempted to cut her throat, first with a butcher knife and then with a razor.
She escaped downtown and notified the officers.
STICKLE fought like a maniac when arrested and had to be beaten into insensibility before submitting to arrest.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), April 28 - Judge L.G. HARRIER to-day shipped his fine law library from Vallejo to his old friend, Attorney Charles S. WHEELER, of San Francisco.
Attorney WHEELER lost his splendid library in the fire, and as Judge HARRIER has one of the best private law libraries in the State, he was glad to help an old friend.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), April 28 - A telegram has been received here announcing the death of Thomas M. FORREST, a former resident of Vallejo, and an old and esteemed member of Solano Lodge, F. and A.M., in Oakland, as the result of injuries sustained in the San Francisco disaster. The family of Mr. FORREST were separated by the disaster, and their whereabouts are not known.
The remains will be brought her by his brother Masons and will be interred under the auspices of the Lodge.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, May 2, 1906
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), May 2 - All miners in the Balaklala will hereafter work only eight hours for a shift. Heretofore they have had to work nine hours. The change was made by the company yesterday and was wholly voluntary. Fifty underground men are affected by the change. The Mammoth Mine, the largest mine in the district, has had eight-hour shifts for three or four months.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), May 2 - W.G. RIDER, aged 80 years, one of the oldest pioneers of this county, passed away Sunday at his home on Little Humbug, near here. His remains were brought to Yreka Monday for burial. Mr. RIDER came to California in 1849, coming “around the Horn,” and into Siskiyou County, where he resided until his death. Mr. RIDER was at one time a wealthy man, having made his money in mining. Through his generosity and advice many placer mines were opened up in his district that paid handsomely. He was a man of starling qualities, a friend to the poor and needy, and one whose demise will long be mourned by his many friends. The deceased leaves a wife, two sons - Will and Everson RIDER - and one daughter, Mrs. S.R. WHITE.
Pleasure Party Goes Down Into the Earth and Meets With Fatal Accident on Way Up.
DEADWOOD (Trinity Co.), May 2 - In the great tunnel of the Brown Bear Mine last night, Thaddeus NICHOLSON was killed; Mrs. Edward PAULSEN and Miss Gertrude WHITE badly bruised, and four others injured.
The party consisted of the three named and Miss Mollie THORN, Miss Roxie
NICHOLSON, Harry CLAYTON and George NICHOLSON, all of whom had entered the
mine for a pleasure trip down into its great depths. The tunnel is 6000 feet long. The party boarded a bicycle car, something like those used by railroad men, and made the descent in safety, spending some time in the mine and enjoying themselves without a thought of danger. At last it was decided to return to the surface. Half the distance was covered in safety, but at a point where an extra burst of speed was necessary to send the car along a lot of rock was encountered. In a twinkling Thaddeus NICHOLSON was caught in the jam and crushed to death. Life fled at once and he could not have suffered. Mrs. PAULSEN, wife of the leading merchant of this place, and Miss WHITE, the schoolteacher here, but a resident of Woodland, were badly bruised. The others of the party were much shaken up. All are suffering from the mental shock, in addition.
The scene in the tunnel when it was found that Thaddeus NICHOLSON had been killed was terrible, so many of his own family as well as warm friends being present.
The body was brought to the surface and word was sent to the Coroner. The funeral will probably take place at French Gulch, Shasta County, to-morrow, where the dead man was well known. He had resided here a long time and was popular and respected.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 2 - The Grand Jury, when it adjourned in March, did so with the understanding that it would meet at the call of the Chairman early in May. However, the meeting is to be postponed indefinitely. It was expected that Expert MASLIN would have the report of his work on the county records ready for the May meeting of the Grand Jury, but it is learned he has not yet commenced on his work here, having been engaged on work in San Francisco since the adjournment of the Grand Jury. It is not known when he will be able to complete his work here.
Father of Henry Fuchs Receives Letter Saying His Son Did Not Die of Appendicitis.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 2 - Was young henry FUCHS’ death due to cruelty, or is the author of a letter just received by the father of the decedent seeking notoriety?
Young Henry FUCHS, Jr., had a longing for the sea. With the consent of his father, a prominent merchant of this city, he entered the Navy and and then went on a cruise in southern waters on a training ship with many other embryo Jack Tars.
He died after being operated on and his remains were shipped home for burial. That was two years ago. The ship’s surgeon said it was appendicitis. Now comes a letter from a young man who declares he was a shipmate of FUCHS, and that the latter was not a sufferer from appendicitis, but died from an injury received while acting under brutal orders. The writer, whose name Mr. FUCHS has not made public, states that the lad was very ill, and while in this condition was compelled to go aloft and perform manual labor, that he fell from the rigging and was so badly injured that after a few days an operation was determined upon in the hope of saving his life.
To cover up the true state of affairs, alleges the author of the accusing epistle, the surgeons gave out the statement that the boy died from appendicitis.
This informant declares he could not write this publicly before, being in the service, but now that his time has expired he is free to say what he chooses.
Mr. FUCHS places little credence in the fellow’s statements, though the latter seems to court a thorough investigation.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 2 - Direct results of the San Francisco catastrophe are rapidly coming to light here. Within the past few days six new cases of destitution have been reported to the local Relief Committe, directly traceable to the disaster. At last night’s meeting the the Committee these cases were reported. Two the sub-Reilef Committee had already investigated and aided. One more was ordered given relief and the remaining three were referred for thorough investigation. These families have come here since the fire, having lost all they possessed, and have until now been cared for by friends. In every case but one, they are former residents who made a good living in San Francisco. The Committee still has over $2300 in cash on hand, and will husband its resources, realizing that other cases will develop before another week, and that assistance must be extended over a considerable period. In San Francisco, Fran R. HULL, special representative, is relieving needy former Grass Valleyans every day, he writes.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 2 - Among the many other things which the San Francisco earthquake and fire has brought about, is the transferring of a wedding which was to have taken place in Ottawa, Canada, Saturday next, to Marysville.
The principals to the affair are former City Attorney A.H. REDDINGTON and Miss Emily PARKS.
The groom-elect is now a resident of San Francisco and he was preparing to leave that city for Ottawa on the day the earthquake occurred. The legal business which has resulted demands that he stay at home, hence the transferring of the nuptials to the Pacific Coast.
The Parks home on E Street will be the scene of the wedding. Miss PARKS is now en route to this city from Canada.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 2 - A big swarm of angry bees yesterday afternoon attacked the 3-year-old son of H.S. COBB and wife of Chapmantown, and so terribly did they injure the little fellow that for a time it was feared he would not survive. His body was fearfully swollen. The boy approached too near the hive, exciting the bees to fierce anger.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, May 3, 1906
Was Experimenting In High School Laboratory When Accident Occurred, Inflicting Injures REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 3 - Miss Nelda EATON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James P. EATON, and a student in chemistry at the High School, was painfully but not seriously burned yesterday afternoon in an explosion in the High School laboratory, where she was trying to make carbon monoxide. The experiment is one marked dangerous in the text book and is directed to be made by the teacher, being considered by the author too risky for pupils to undertake.
Oxalic acid, concentrated sulphuric acid and lime water were mixed in a test tube and heated over a flame. The gas rapidly evolved as the heat increases. In spite of the extreme caution that was to be used the mixture exploded, making a loud report and scattering the strong acids in Miss EATON’s face and on her neck and dress.
She screamed for help, and the teacher came from downstairs to her assistance. The application of the usual ointments relieved the pain. The burns are not deep enough to leave scars, but Miss EATON’s dress was completely ruined.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 3 - Shasta County’s newest smelter town will be called Coram, in honor of the President of the Balaklala Copper Mining Company, which has already begun construction work on a 1000-ton smelter four miles south of Kennett, close to the main line of the Southern Pacific. The smelter will be larger than that of the Mammoth Copper Company at Kennett, and as the size of the smelter determines the number of men employed and fixes the size of the town clustered about the plant, it is reasonable to predict that the town of Coram will in time be larger than Kennett is now.
Other smelter towns in Shasta County are Keswick, Ingot, De La Mar and Kennett. Thus Coram will be the fifth.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 3 - Mrs. Rosa M. SEAY, wife of William SEAY, of Trinity Center, died in this city yesterday. Her death was due to inflammatory rheumatism, but it was hastened by the nervous shock she received in San Francisco at the time of the earthquake. She was born in Trinity County, in 1888, and was married less than a year ago. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George MILLER, of Trinity Center.
FRENCH GULCH (Shasta Co.), May 3 - The funeral of Thad NICHOLSON, who was killed Tuesday night in the Brown Bear Tunnel at Deadwood by the capsizing of a velocipede car on which he and seven other pleasureseekers were riding, was held here this afternoon under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias and Foresters, to both of which Order NICHOLSON belonged. He formerly lived in this camp and was a miner who was universally liked.
WINTERS (Yolo Co.), May 3 - As the time for operating the cannery on cherries is almost at hand the question of getting cans becomes serious. The left-over stock was loaned to the Sacramento canneries, and as the San Francisco fire cleaned up all the surplus unmade stock there seems little probability of cans being had in time. Manager NASH is contemplating the use of glass, and it looks like that or wait for Eastern shipments to arrive. If cans can be had, a large quantity of tomatoes will be handled this season, that branch of the business having been found quite profitable. Winters would be glad if some of the refugees looking for work would come this way, as the local help will not near supply the demand.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 3 - Miss Gertrude WHITE, who was injured in the Brown Bear Mine near Deadwood, Trinity County, as told in yesterday’s Bee, is a resident of this city. She is the daughter of W.S WHITE, a prominent contractor and builder. Miss WHITE has been teaching school in Trinity County for several months. Her friends here rejoice that she escaped with her life. Their first news of it came from The Bee.
Teamster Almost Bleeds To Death Before Doctor Could Be Summoned To Stop The Flow GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 3 - Barney FREDENBURR, after almost severing his left foot from the leg yesterday afternoon, mounted a horse and rode half a mile to the home of Charles FOWLER, whither medical aid was summoned. FREDENBURR is employed by the Banner Lumber Company as a driver. He makes daily trips between Fowler’s sawmill at Banner and this city, where the yards are located. Yesterday he stopped his team to chop away a stump impeding traffic by the roadside.
The ax glanced and struck the ankle with such force that the tough boot was sliced like paper and the blade driven through flesh and bone until the foot was left hanging by a shred of flesh and the small ankle bone. FREDENBURR, with wonderful nerve, pulled off the boot and tied a handkerchief tightly above the wound to check the flow of blood.
Then he hobbled to the team, unharnessed one of the horses and rode for life to the FOWLER place.
A telephone message to this city sent Dr. CHAPPELL to the scene. He found FREDENBURR almost pulseless, and on the verge of death from loss of blood. Only by the most heroic work was the injured man’s life saved. It is now doubtful whether or not the awful wound will ever heal, though every endeavor will be made to induce the bone to knit.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 3 - At the County Hospital yesterday, James BRANNAN, who was struck by a train Monday, as told in The Bee at the time, passed away. A son resides in Sacramento County. BRANNAN and two companions were sitting along the railroad track when the accident occurred.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 3 - B. GERBER and a companion, who were accused by a woman of the half-world here, of selling millinery and dry goods without a license, were released on the condition that they would cancel all orders taken.
The woman, known was Phyllis WENTWORTH, then issued an attachment for one of GERBER’s trunks, claiming she had been defrauded of $5. The fellow sought release on the ground that an attachment could not be placed during a legal holiday, but the Court held it could as a ministerial act, but that he could not hear a motion to dissolve the attachment while holidays were in force. The matter now awaits the resumption of business by the Court.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), May 3 - The mining excitement at Fouts Springs still continues. BARNETT & DREW, who were the pioneers in the mines there, have six men working on their claims, and the ore they are taking out is assaying well.
C.H. GLENN, the owner of the Springs, is also an enthusiastic mine-owner and the assays on the ore taken from his claims leads him to think that there will be a big strike made.
George SPENCER, who is a stockholder in a corporation owning mines in the Fouts district, writes from Silver City, New Mexico, that he has sold twenty-four shares of the stock held by him for the sum of $24,000, and claims that the purchasers are awaiting a further assay which will determining whether or not they will take all the shares he has at the same price.
The purchasers of the SPENCER stock are the owners of a process which they claim will extract more gold from ore by 50 per cent than any other process. They have asked for a contract to work over the ore left from the Barnett & Drew mines after it has been worked.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), May 3 - A stranger in town, Al BOURNE, came to Vallejo Tuesday night by steamer, arriving at 8 o’clock. He visited several saloons, evidently looking for victims. At once place he wanted the bartender to lend him $3 on a women’s gold watch he had in his possession, so he could get a room for the night. The bartender refused. The fellow then entered another saloon, on Georgia Street, and went into the back room where Walter MEGARRY, a well-known resident, was sitting alone.
BOURNE got up an argument with MEGARRY which ended in a wrestling match, and while so engaged he put his hand into MEGARRY’s back trousers’ pocket and took a purse from it containing $110 in gold. Then, punching MEGARRY in the jaw, he ran out of the saloon.
MEGARRY followed, giving the alarm, and Officer GEHRMAN chased and caught BROWN hiding in an alley. He was taken to jail. Knock-out drops were found on him and the $110, but no other cash.
Chief STANFORD thinks the fellow has a bad record and has sent photographs of him to San Francisco and Oakland. BOURNE has been arraigned on a charge of robbery and held in bail of $1000 for preliminary trial.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 3 - The Justice’s Court and the lawyers of Red Bluff are somewhat at cross-purposes. The lawyers complain that Justice of the Peace BRANSFORD settles too many cases in his Court and does not give the practitioners a chance. In many cases it seems the Justice is the advisor on both sides, besides being the Judge. But this, probably, is not done so much to cut the lawyers out as to save time. The Justice, perhaps, can make quicker work of a case than the lawyers, and as his fee is $3 for each case he had rather, no doubt, devote a few minutes to one than a whole day.
Skull Of Woman Picked Up in Truckee River Crushed In And Officers Think Crime Was Committed RENO (Nev.), May 3 - Coroner READ completed his examination in the case of the woman found floating in the Truckee River last night, and his verdict is that she came to her death from a fractured skull, inflicted in a manner unknown.
There is promise of a first-class mystery developing from the case. An examination of the remains show the body may be that of a white woman, as the skin is too fair for that of a Japanese or an Indian. The hair is also too fine, although it is intensely black.
The strangest feature of the affair is that the skull of the woman is crushed in. The Coroner says the woman could not have caused this by jumping in the water and striking a rock, as the blow would not have had sufficient force.
The Police Department is making an investigation. About a week ago cries for help were heard coming from the spot where the body was found. Two officers responded and discovered a man’s colored handkerchief, but no one was to be found in the vicinity.
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The Saturday Bee
May 5, 1906
County Surveyor Ashley Returns to Woodland With Latest Story of Situation at Cache Creek Gorge WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 5 - This morning County Surveyor P.N. ASHLEY returned from the scene of the great landslide gorge on Cache Creek, having left there at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, bringing with him the latest authentic account of the situation.
At the hour he left, the flood was within ten feet of the top of the day, he stated this morning to The Bee’s correspondent, and as the big barrier is composed mostly of dirt, with only a little rock, it is likely to go out with a rush when the crest is reached, probably about 3 o’clock this afternoon. Should it do so, much damage will be don, but Woodland and this section is not likely to be inundated. It cannot be predicted, however, what the result of a break will be with any certainty. Should the dam wear away easily, the damage will not be nearly so heavy.
The people below the barrier live in terror. They have taken to the hills, with livestock and such possessions as they could transport. All bridges except the one at Rumsey are being watched. No one could be found who was willing to guard that structure, as it is feared there the flood will come at any moment and sweep everything before it. Surveyor ASHLEY is of the opinion that the earthquake between 8 and 9 o’clock Tuesday night sent the side of the mountain into the creek. The dam is 107 feet high, by actual measurement, 1000 feet wide at the bottom and 175 at the top. Backed above it as far as the eye can reach is a vast lake of water.
And the people who live in the country below it are in terror as to what the result will be when this great volume is turned free to come down upon their possessions.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 5 - From relatives who went to San Francisco in quest of them it is learned that John C. CARSTENBROCK and wife, former residents of Marysville, were among those killed by the earthquake of the 18th inst. They had quarters in the Corona Hotel, corner Sixth and Folsom Streets, from which building only the landlord escaped. In all, thirty-three were killed in the Corona.
Mrs. CARSTENBROCK was formerly Miss Mary WITT, of Live Oak, Sutter County. Two children of the unfortunate couple were luckily left with friends in Sacramento when they moved from that place to the bay six months ago. Mrs. William BEDEAU, of this city, is a sister of CARSTENBROCK.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 5 - At noon to-day the residence of Mrs. W.H.
PARKS on E Street was the scene of a May wedding at which Arthur H. REDINGTON, an attorney of San Francisco, and Miss Emily HAPGOOD PARKS joined hearts and hands for life.
Rev. MITCHELL, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church, tied the nuptial knot, in the presence of the relatives of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends of the families.
The young couple left for San Francisco on the afternoon train. The groom at one time filled the position of City Attorney there.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 5 - A colored man named Sandy HATTON promises to become plaintiff in a suit against the city of Marysville for the purpose of recovering something in the neighborhood of $200. He alleges that his bird dog, an exceptionally apt retriever, was taken by Poundmaster FAULKNER, and by the latter killed before the three days laid down in the ordinance for impounded animals to be kept before being shot had expired.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 5 - To add to her discomfiture, Mrs. Fred KEEGAN, one of the San Francisco refugees stopping with friends here, received a telegram to-day announcing that her husband is lying critically ill in a hospital at Tonopah, at which place he was engaged in a mine at the time of the San Francisco disaster.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 5 - Marriage licenses were issued in this county this week to the following parties:
B.F. CHAFFIN and Mrs. Mary J. DAVIS, both of Live Oak; William H. DONNELLY and Alwilda E. RANDALL, both of Colusa; H.H. REDINGTON of San Francisco and Miss Emily PARKER of Marysville.
REDDING, May 5 - Five marriage licenses were issued this week in Shasta County. The couples receiving them were John H. CREIGHTON, aged 25, and Minnie G. WHIPPLE, both of Glenburn; Frank CATA, aged 28, of Copper City, and Julia EARLY, aged 19, of Round Mountain; Cameron L. BRANSTETTER, aged 32, of Dunsmuir, and Mrs. Nellie M. KENDLEBARGER, aged 26, of Kennett;
Domenico SALVADORE, aged 29, and Maria MAZZO, aged 23, both of Kennett, Hugh LAMBERT, aged 27, of Ingot, and Ida GREER, aged 24, of Whitehouse.
John Salsbury, Of Cherokee, Thrown From Buggy To Ground, His Head Striking With Great Force OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 5 - John SALSBURY, an old residence of Butte County, met a violent death yesterday in a runaway accident, directly in front of the Post Office in Cherokee.
He was driving by when his horse became frightened and started off at a wild gallop. SALSBURY was thrown from the buggy, falling with fearful force on his head.
Dr. REARDON, of this city, was summoned at once by telephone, but when he arrived SALSBURY was dead.
Deceased was about 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and a 6-year-old son. An inquest was held last evening and a verdict of accidental death from injuries sustained by being thrown from a buggy was rendered.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 5 - With cries of “Keep back! Keep back!” “Black Jack” Richards, a young man with an unsavory record, defied Nightwatchman PETERSON to take him last night shortly before midnight and made his escape, while frightened spectators ran for places of shelter, believing bullets were about to fly.
RICHARDS, who has been in trouble several times before, poses as something of a “bad man,” created a scene on Mill Street. PETERSON was informed he was flourishing a revolver. The officer hurried up and attempted to search RICHARDS, who showed fight. He received a blow on the head from the watchman’s club, but not sufficient to knock him down. He sprang back and thrust his hand into his inner coat pocket, giving vent to the warning. A peace-maker named KINNEY sprang between the pair and begged RICHARDS not to draw his revolver. Meanwhile RICHARDS and KINNEY backed across the street to Bank Alley, down which they ran together. On the way RICHARDS gave his revolver, a cheap 38-caliber affair, with three loaded chambers, to KINNEY, who returned and delivered it ti PETERSON, who was outdistanced. PETERSON will cause RICHARD’s arrest on a charge of resisting an officer. RICHARDS, if captured, will probably get the limit, owing to his past. Something over a year ago he was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to criminally assault an aged woman residing in this city. RICHARDS, however, was released, owing to lack of evidence.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 5 - Yesterday was marked by the passing of two old-time residents of this city - James FEENEY and James PAULL. Mr. FEENEY’s death was due to an attack of heart failure. He came here in the early ë60s and followed mining, being the original locator of the famous W.Y.O.D., now part of the big Pennsylvania Mining Company’s property, and a mine which has made many men wealthy, though FEENEY got little out of it himself.
PAULL was stricken with paralysis two days ago and lay unconscious until the end. His grandfather fought in the Revolution for Independence. PAULL crossed the plains in 1850 with five of his brothers and sisters with an ox team outfit. He came here in 1852 and made this city his home until his death. Both men were highly esteemed and their loss is mourned by a host of old friends.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), May 5 - Suit was commenced here yesterday by Henry RULE and Elisabeth M. THOMAS against their cousins - Albert and Annie RULE to declare a deed given the latter by the former’s father null and void. Around it is quite a story.
Aged William P. RULE, it is said, offered to deed his residence property at Grass Valley to Albert and Annie RULE if they would reside with him and give him their care during the remainder of his life. It is alleged that the son and daughter declined to leave their home in Berkeley to accept the offer. The deed was made and delivered to W.D. HARRIS for safekeeping. After RULE’s death it was given to Albert and Annie RULE, who recorded it. The plaintiffs in their complaint offer numerous legal objections against the course pursued in the obtaining of the deed. A bitter fight is expected.
Man Who Made Murderous Assault On Wife and Father-In-Law Held To Answer By Court GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 5 - John ALLEN was held to appear for trial in the Superior Court at the close of his preliminary examination in this city late yesterday afternoon, on the charge of attempting to murder his wife, Zetta ALLEN. Justice COUGHLIN placed ALLEN’s bonds at $5000, but no attempt was made to furnish them. The assault took place early in April. That temporary insanity will be the plea of the defense was shown at the preliminary, and from the testimony adduced it is admitted that the prosecution has little left to combat this plea.
Mrs. ALLEN’s testimony went to prove that in their married life they had never had the slightest semblance of a quarrel, nor had any of her relatives ever had words with ALLEN. Up to the very moment that ALLEN stabbed her father, she declared, this spirit of peace had never been broken. She stated that her husband had been acting very strangely for several days, and she did not believe him in his right mind at the time of the murderous attack on herself and father.
Harry JENKIN, a brother, corroborated her testimony to the effect that the family had always been on the very best of terms with ALLEN. At the time of the attack, Harry JENKIN swore, ALLEN was sober. During the testimony of his wife, ALLEN nearly broke down. His lips twitched and tears started. He wiped them away with a white silk handkerchief, and kept his face averted from her. Their eyes did not meet, though they were within a few feet of each other.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), May 5 - Constable J. LOCKYEAR brought up from Weed Thursday Joe POUNCHAKI, a Russian, who lately arrived there from San Francisco. He was adjudged insane yesterday by County Physician McNULTY, and ordered sent to Napa Asylum. The insane man is supposed to be an escaped inmate of Agnews Asylum.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 5 - Charles F. HANLON, defendant in the case of Daniel SULLIVAN vs. HANSON and F.C. LUSK yesterday filed notice that on July 2d he will ask a a change of venue from the Butte County Superior Court to the San Francisco Courts.
He bases his demands for a change of venue on the grounds that he is not and never has been a resident of Butte County. The original suit was to recover $2350 alleged to be due for attorney’s fees.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 5 - News reached here yesterday afternoon of the death in San Francisco of Mrs. Ada Frances REARDAN, widow of the late Judge T.B. REARDAN, who, with his wife, resided here for a number of years. Dr. T.H. REARDAN, of this city, is a stepson of deceased. Mrs. REARDAN was a highly educated and cultured woman and many friends deeply regret her demise. The interment took place yesterday afternoon in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, San Francisco.
The Saturday Bee
May 5, 1906
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 5 - Only seventeen days remain before the trial of Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, the accused murderess of Albert N. McVICAR, will take place. Both sides are working hard gathering evidence, and it now appears that the trial will be one of the hardest fought in years. Both District Attorney NORTON and his assistant George McNOBLE, are spending all their time working on the case. Hugh McNOBLE, Attorney FAIRALL and Attorney CROCKER are as busily engaged framing up their side. Assistant District Attorney McNOBLE, who is the brother of Hugh McNOBLE, the leading attorney for the defense, has been out of town since the 1st inst., and it is said he and Sheriff SIBLEY are in Arizona gathering evidence in regard to the former life of the defendant.
“I know where my brother and the Sheriff have gone,” said Hugh McNOBLE to a Bee reporter. “I just begin to see through it. For two or three days I have looked for George but have not been able to locate him, now I remember seeing him and the Sheriff at the Southern Pacific Depot last Tuesday night. They were dressed in their traveling clothes, and I am pretty sure were bound for Arizona. It won’t do them any good, though, as they will not learn anything new. I would willingly tell them all they wanted to know about the matter. Yes, it’s a wild goose chase.”
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), May 5 - The statement made by Dr. GROSSHAUSER, a local physician, that the death of Rebecca, wife of J.B. DENNIS, was the result of criminal negligence on the part of the family, has engendered considerable bitter feeling here toward the husband by neighbors and a number of others. Mrs. DENNIS died suddenly at 11:30 last night. The DENNIS family are recent arrivals from Cottonwood, Shasta County, and she was a believer in Divine healing as taught by the members of Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science Church, and was treated by Lodi women and Mrs. FELT, a healer from Stockton.
At the inquest conducted by Coroner SOUTHWORTH, Dr. GROSSHAUSER testified that had he been called the day before Mrs. DENNIS’ death, which he said was due to angini pectoris, he could have saved her life. On the strength of this statement The Bee correspondent interviewed the aged husband. He found a lonely white-haired Civil War veteran, who at the sunset of life was bowed down with sorrow by his great bereavement. To the questions of whether the services of a physician had been denied his wife during his illness, he sorrowfully answered:
“No, sir! She was never refused anything at any time that gave promise of benefitting her. She has been an invalid for over eight years, and during that time has treated with the best physicians I could find. Last night she was stricken with apoplexy and is less than fifteen minutes was dead. I sent a neighbor for a physician, but before the doctor arrived all was over. That same doctor, when he testified that he could have saved her, knew better. All the doctors and all the Christian Scientists in Christendom couldn’t have saved her.”
“I am not a Christian Scientist, but I must admit that these women who practice that faith gave my wife more comfort in two weeks than all the doctors gave her in eight years’ treatment.”
Mrs. DENNIS was a native of Ohio, aged 66 years. The funeral will be held to-day.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), May 5 - S.G. BEACH has twenty-three men at work at his mill at Fresh Pond, getting the mill in shape for the season’s run. The framework is up and the machinery is now being set up. Mr. BEACH expects to begin sawing lumber in about two weeks, and to have the entire mill in operation by the first of next month.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 5 - The people of Tracy were shocked Thursday night upon learning of the tragic death of one of their most respected citizens - James F. BANTA.
Mr. BANTA did not return to town from his ranch, a short distance out, at the usual hour, and his family became alarmed. A son, accompanied by Austin GIBBONS, drove out to the place to ascertain the cause of the delay. They found the house dark, and striking a march, saw the body of BANTA lying on the floor, a 45-caliber Colt’s revolver a foot or so from him, and a bullet hole in his head.
The son and GIBBONS, seeing that the man was dead, hurried back to Tracy and reported the affair. An investigation was made and it was ascertained that BANTA had been dead some time, as the blood had coagulated. The only causes assigned for committing the rash deed were worry over financial losses due to his ranch, which was flooded last season, and the wayward actions of this eldest son.
James BANTA was a well-to-do farmer and had many friends in the southern part of the county. He left a wife and six children, the youngest being an infant. A brother, H.C. BANTA, is engaged in the cigar business in the same town.
WHEATLAND (Yuba Co.), May 5 - Three accidents occurred at the picnic at Waldo yesterday. Deputy Constable L.D. ANDERSON was watering his horse when the latter pulled away, threw him down and the buggy passed over him. He was rendered unconscious.
The runaway horse collided with a buggy in which Miss Lena WALLACE was riding. She was thrown out and considerably bruised. Luther ALLEN, while leaving the race-track, was knocked down by a runaway horse and considerably bruised. All the injured are doing well.
TRUCKEE (Nev.), May 5 - Albert RICHARDSON, the mail carried between Hobart Mills and this place, says that there is at least four feet of snow between Hobart mills and Sage Hen Hill. He has been allowed an extension of fifteen days. Mr. RICHARDSON is supposed to commence on May 1st to carry the mail from here to Sierraville. He is of the opinion he will have to make another request for at least another ten days’ extension of time.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 5 - John HILL, a young man employed at the Turtle Bay sawmill here, had a remarkable escape from death this morning. He fell upon a circular saw and his abdomen was ripped open, but he retained presence of mind enough to lift himself before being disemboweled. The surgeon called in says HILL’s escape from death is astonishing.
CARSON (Nev.), May 5 - No appeal for a rehearing has been filed in the Supreme Court by the attorneys for Johnnie and Ibapah, the two Montello Indians charged with murder, and they will probably be executed on June 5th, the time fixed by the Elko District Court, where they were convicted. The two young men confessed to killing a one-legged stranger, Johnnie holding him while Ibapah cut his throat. The man had offended them by refusing to buy them a bottle of whisky. They are under a death watch, and every precaution will be taken to prevent them from committing suicide, an Indian characteristic when death is impending.
RENO (Nev.), May 5 - Henry RHUE, aged 78 years, one of the most prominent residents of Reno, and for many years a cattleman who dealt extensively in California and Nevada, is dead of asthma.
He leaves five children, one of them being Mrs. C. McLAUGHLIN, of Sacramento, where Mr. RHUE lived for a time. The dead man leaves a large estate, consisting of residence and business property in Reno.
RENO (Nev.), may 5 - Mrs. Isaac SEMINARIO, a prominent vocalist and society woman of San Francisco, who came to Reno about a year ago and afterward filed a divorce proceeding against her husband, who is supposed to be in Chile, was yesterday granted a divorce by the District Court, wherein her case was heard in Chambers. She alleged desertion and non-support. Madame SEMINARO has been a prominent figure in Reno Social circles since coming here from the Coast.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, May 7, 1906
SHASTA (Shasta Co.), May 7 - Robert LITSCH, 14-year-old son of Postmaster LITSCH, accidentally shot himself through the foot Saturday noon with a 22-caliber rifle. He was out hunting with another boy, Joseph WOLL. His gun was cocked. He stood it upside down with the muzzle on his foot, and in that position the weapon was discharged, the bullet passing through the foot into the ground. Joseph WOLL carried his wounded comrade on his back to town, half a mile distant, and a doctor was summoned.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 7 - Because he thought he was overcharged for a steak which was burnt, Albert FISHER, a floating resident of Chico, sent two rocks crashing through a window at the proprietor of a local chophouse Sunday afternoon, and was placed in the City Jail for disturbing the peace soon afterwards.
It seems that FISHER had to pay 75 cents for an alleged bad steak Saturday night. The charge caused a quarrel at the time. Again Sunday morning FISHER ordered and ate a steak. This time the charge was 40 cents, which was paid without discussion.
But for some reason, FISHER had put two rocks in his pocket before entering, and as soon as he was outside he turned, and, cursing the proprietor, threw the rocks directly through the glass window at the chop dealer, who later swore out the warrant for arrest.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 7 - A man named DUBBS, foremen of one of the Northern Electric working gangs, became afflicted by nose bleeding while lying on the city park lawn here yesterday afternoon. For over two hours he could not stop the flow, and finally fell unconscious on the floor of a neighboring building. Help was secured and DUBBS was placed in the city jail’s hospital, but was later transferred to the home of a brother-in-law. He will recover.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 7 - The young man who short-circuited the lines of the Sunset Telephone in Chico a few days ago because he lost his job, has been found by the officers. The boy, Harold WILLIAMS, is a local youth, about 17 years of age. He can give no reason for his actions. The authorities were puzzled for a time to discover a charge to place against the young man.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 7 - Many people had their lives endangered Sunday by the actions of reckless gangs of Western Pacific laborers. Several wagonloads of the men were in town and after filling up on liquor started for camp. The moment they were clear of the city limits they would pull their revolvers out and commence shooting in the most reckless way, regardless of where the bullets were flying.
A large number of people were taking a Sunday outing along the river and the flying bullets were a constant source of danger. Stock grazing in the pastures was also in danger. Many parties had narrow escapes, bullets whizzing by them so close they felt the rush of air as they passed. People sought places of safety behind rocks and trees and hid until the fusillade had ceased.
If the shooting occurs again the authorities will make examples of the participants which will deter them in the future.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 7 - School census returns are being received from the various districts. The most striking showing is made by Keswick, which has a population of only forty-five children of school age. These will give the smelter town only one teacher next year, instead of two, as at present. Three years ago the smelter town had four teachers, and children enough to give employment to four teachers and draw school money on the basis of five teachers.
Anderson returns 204 children, giving the town only three teachers. Two years ago it had four teachers. French Gulch has a school population of ninety-four, barely enough to entitle the district to two teachers again. Kennett has not yet reported. The district will surely show a gain of at least one teacher.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), May 7 - Arthur BERG, a young San Francisco teamster, died here Saturday afternoon. His death was an indirect result of the fearful earthquake of the 18th. The young man was in the employ of a draying firm whose teams were constantly in demand. He worked night and day, and did not have his clothes off from the 18th to the 3d of this month, when he arrived from San Francisco with his mother. He was completely worn out and immediately went to bed. He had a presentiment that he was about to die, for he told his friends down there that he wanted to come to Willows to see his father before he died. The body was shipped to San Francisco and will be buried by the Teamsters’ union, of which the deceased was a member.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 7 - An example of the need of the subway which the City Council is insisting upon at the intersection of Fifth and K Streets, where the three new railways are to have crossings, was had at the corner of Ninth and B Streets Saturday afternoon. At this latter point the freighter and passenger trains bound south over the Knights Landing route back out of the city over Ellis Lake.
Although the warning bell at the crossing was ringing and the engine of a passenger train had tooted out the crossing signal, Louis PADILLA, seated on an ice wagon, drove in front of the coaches and narrowly escaped with his life. The impact threw him a distance of twenty feet and he alighted with two severe scalp and face wounds, a concussion of the spine in the small of the back and an injured leg. The attending physicians at first feared fatal internal injuries, but now are of the opinion that there are none. They say the young man will recover.
PADILLA was formerly driver of the Fire Department engines for the city and is considered an expert with the reins. He says the noise which his wagon made prevented him hearing the train which was backing down on the crossing over a curve.
One of the horses was so badly injured in one leg that it was deemed best to shoot him. The wagon had to be sent to the repair shop.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 7 - As Mrs. Josie ST. CLAIR, a woman of the half-world, who on the 24th ult. was beaten severely on the head by a retired soldier named John HOLLAND in her crib on First Street, succumbed to her injuries at the County Hospital, the charge against HOLLAND has been changed from safekeeping to that of murder.
HOLLAND was intoxicated when he wielded a heavy bolt which caused the injuries. He was angered because the woman would not return a dollar he had given her.
Owing to the fact that the woman would at no time during her illness admit that she was in danger of death, District Attorney BRITTAN did not secure a dying statement from her. There is, however, a strong case against HOLLAND, who claims to have seen six years’ service in the United States Signal Corps.
Dunsmuir Boy Nearly Killed By Accidental Discharge Of Gun As He Prepared To Go Hunting OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 7 - Hermann BOELMAN, a 16-year-old boy, yesterday afternoon narrowly missed blowing the whole top of his head off, and that he escaped death is simply marvelous.
The boy was camping with his father, George BOELMAN, of Dunsmuir, near the electric company’s power house. He had prepared to go hunting and picked up the gun with the muzzle pointing toward him. His foot tripped upon the tongue of a wagon and in recovering himself the guns was discharged. Luckily he did not receive the full charge or he would have met instant death. Mr. BOELMAN hurried to town with the injured lad, where, after an examination, it was found that the lobe of the left ear had been blown away, one shot had lodged in the ball of the left eye and a large chunk of flesh had been blown from the left hand, making an extremely painful wound. The attending physician fears the sight of the left eye will be lost.
The lad was game and never whimpered when placed upon the operating table. The lad’s father is a traveling prospector and his mother is in Dunsmuir, where the family make their home.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), May 7 - This place and immediate vicinity has received a visit from patent medicine men, or their agents, and as a result there are two seriously sick children in town. Their illness was caused from eating sugar-coated pills that were wrapped in pamphlets and indiscriminately scattered throughout dooryards.
Friday afternoon James A. RICE’s 5-year-old boy was discovered in possession of fifteen pellets, three of which were guaranteed to knock out a case of rheumatism.
Parents in the outlying districts are much exercised over the matter and are actually afraid to allow their children out of their sight.
Lodi Man Has Retained Attorneys And Will Fight Young Girl’s Charge As One of Blackmail LODI (San Joaquin Co.), May 7 - Blacksmith S.N. FEESE, charged with rape, his victim being an innocent little girl, in all probability will be indicted to-morrow y the Grand Jury. Among the witnesses who have been subpenaed to appear before the inquisitorial body are Editor S.B. AXTELL, of the Lode SENTINEL; Greer McDONALD, who, it is claimed, surprised FEESE while in the commission of the fearful crime, and the little victim herself. McDONALD, to-morrow, will tell the Grand Jury how he learned of the presence of FEESE and the little girl in a vacant shed at the rear of his place of business; how he opened the door of the shed and walked into the very presence of the guilty man and his childish victim; how FEESE afterward came to him and placing both hands on McDONALD’s shoulders said: “Protect me, Greer, for God’s sake, and for the honor of my family and myself, protect me;” how McDONALD pushed the guilty man from him, expressing himself in denunciation of FEESE in terms that will not permit of publication. S.B. AXTELL will tell the Grand Jurors, among other things, how he went to FEESE as a brother Odd Fellow, to get the truth of the matter and to protect him against the awful charge, if false, and if true, to see that he was expelled from the Order; how FEESE, in response to the query of guilt, answered: “Before my God, and as a brother Odd Fellow, it is false;” how half an hour later in AXTEL’s private office, in the presence of AXTELL and confronted by McDONALD, FEESE finally broke down and confessed the crime. Then will be told the sad story of the girl, as confessed to The Bee’s correspondent and later to District Attorney C.W. NORTON. The little victim herself a mere child who loves her big doll better than anything else in the world - who says she is 12, but doesn’t look to be more than 9 - this wronged child will tell to those stern-faced jurors the story of her ill treatment.
On top of these seemingly staggering declarations, FEESE has decided to fight the charges on the grounds of blackmail, and accordingly he has secured counsel.
Another sad feature of this most miserable affair is the mortgaging for all it will bear of the pretty FEESE home and other property to pay the attorneys. This, too, in spite of kind and well-meaning friends who have insisted in vain that Mrs. FEESE refuse to sign away her little home.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, May 8, 1906
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 8 - The water let loose in Cache Creek yesterday by the breaking of the dam in Grizzly Canyon has subsided materially and the creek will soon assume its normal aspect.
The damage done was not near as great as was expected, and it is believed by many that the dam wore away gradually, allowing the water to escape much more slowly than it would if it had all gone out at once. Below Guinda the damage done was no greater than in ordinary high water. Many people from this city gathered at the different bridges near here to watch the approach of the water and pronounced it a wonderful sight. It is not believed that there will be any more trouble.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), may 8 - A young man named Max KURTZ, employed on the new pipe line, was at Green Valley Sunday, and while trying to secure ferns on the almost perpendicular rock of the falls, fell forty feet into the pool of water below.
He struck one of the sharp-pointed rocks that intersect the pool of water below the waterfall, and cut a terrible gash in his neck. He was wedged in the water between the rocks and was unconscious for twenty minutes. Two friends dragged him out and he was taken to the fairfield County Hospital where his injuries were attended to. He is still in a precarious condition.
Schoolboy Sinks To Death In Five Feet Of Water, And Close To Shore, His Companions Looking On REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 8 - Willie MARK, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry MARK, of this city, was drowned yesterday afternoon in Churn Creek, four miles from Redding, in five feet of water, and seven feet from the shore.
After the close of school for the day Willie MARK, Wesley MARK, aged 9, and Ivan OLIVER asked and received permission to go and play for a couple of hours. They never mentioned going to the creek, but thither they went, and plunged into the swimming hole.
Willie MARK was the only lad of the three that could swim at all, and he could swim but indifferently. He swam out from the bank only seven feet, and probably being seized with cramps, cried for help. The two smaller boys on shore could render no assistance. Willie MARK sank to the bottom. His younger brother ran to the home of his uncle, Dave THOMPSON, and summoned aid.
Dave THOMPSON and James BALLOU arrived at the swimming hole half an hour after the drowning. The body was speedily recovered, but all efforts to restore life were unavailing.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry MARK live in Redding. Their little son was living with an uncle across the river, so as to go to school.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 8 - Miss Bee TAYLOR, residing temporarily in San Francisco, was in Redding several days last week looking for some trace of a $20,000 gold mine near this city that her uncle, James D. TAYLOR, left when he died in San Francisco in April 1903.
Miss TAYLOR spent many hours in diligent search of the records, and in making inquiries among mining men, but she found no evidence of the valuable gold mine left by her relative. Her home is in the East. She came to the Coast only recently to administer upon her uncle’s estate. While she was in San Francisco, and only a day before the earthquake, she met a Masonic friend of her uncle. It was from him she got the information about the gold mine for which her uncle had steadfastly refused $20,000 cash. This friends could not give the exact location of the rich claim. He knew only that it was “near Redding.”
The occasion of Miss TAYLOR’s return to San Francisco was to hunt up this friend and get more information, if possible. But because of the confusion caused by the fire and the earthquake, it may be as hard to find her uncle’s friends in the city as it is to find the $20,000 gold mine “near Redding.”
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 8 - A large swarm of bees took possession yesterday of the flue in the reading room of the Temple Hotel, and Landlord CLINESCHMIDT thought to get rid of them by smoking them out. The bees vacated the flue all right, but immediately took possession of the next one in the fire wall. As there are over twenty flues in the Temple Hotel, it may keep Landlord CLINESCHMIDT building fires all Summer to get rid of the honeymakers.
BELLA VISTA (Shasta Co.), May 8 - Christian Andrew LEMM, aged 85, and the father of ten sons, all but one grown to manhood, died Sunday afternoon at his home near this village, and was buried this afternoon in the Houston Cemetery on Stillwater.
Mr. LEMM was a native of Germany. He came to America in 1853, to California in 1854, and to Shasta County in 1884. For almost thirty years prior to moving to this county he resided in Chico. He is survived by the wife whom he married in 1865. For ten years he had been in failing health, yet he retained his mental vigor to the very last, and on the day of his death reminded his family that it was the fifty-second anniversary of the day of his departure from Wisconsin for California. Eight of the ten sons were present at the scene of death. Two sons, Harris Christian LEMM, and David C. LEMM, were in Chico, where the former makes his home and where the latter is a student in the Normal. The eight sons residing in the immediate vicinity of Bella Vista are Charles L., George W., Frank P., Henry W., Gustaf F., Ernest J., Christian A., Jr., and Louis L. The family was never blessed with a daughter.
Bitter Legal Fight Promised to Secure Possession of Baby
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 8 - A case wherein mother love is pitted against the natural maternal instinct of womankind was the basis of a rather sensational abduction case yesterday afternoon with the result that the Courts will have to decide in a bitter legal contest as to the disposition of the infant child. The facts of the case, so far as made known, are as follows:
A Portuguese family named LAWRENCE have been living in a wagon at what is known as the Lava Beds, a few miles below Oroville. W.T. FREDERICEY, a dredger employe, with his wife, lives near the LAWRENCE camp. Five months ago a baby girl - the ninth child - was born to the LAWRENCEs, and as they are poor they expressed dismay at the coming of the infant. Mrs. FREDERICEY had no children, and she took the new born babe and fed and clothed it. The FREDERICEYs offered to adopt the child, and they aver the LAWRENCEs gladly assented to it. Within an hour after its birth the babe changed hands. FREDERICEY paid the bill of the attending physician and provided a nurse for the little girl.
For five months this continued and the FREDERICEYs came to look upon the child as their own flesh and blood. But there came a day when Mrs. LAWRENCE began to pine for her baby, notwithstanding the fact that there were eight other children for her mother love to go out to. She determined, if possible, to get her child back. She consulted an attorney who told her that as the child had never been legally adopted, in the eyes of the law the right of possession was still vested in her. At her request the lawyer wrote a note to the FREDERICEYs demanding that they turn the child over to his lawful parents, or be prepared to stand suit for the recovery of the child. This note was given to LAWRENCE to deliver to either FREDERICEY or his wife. Instead of serving notice upon the FREDERICEYs, LAWRENCE went to their home yesterday afternoon and saw the child playing on the floor. Mrs. FREDERICEY being busy with her household duties. The paternal instinct surged through his brain. He threw the note on the floor, grabbed the child and ran for the door. Mrs. FREDERICEY tried to bar his way, and he violently threw her to the floor and escaped with the child.
Such are the facts as they now stand. Legally the child belongs to the LAWRENCEs, but they gave it to the FREDERICEYs who have cared for it as they would have for one of their own. Mrs. FREDERICEY is prostrated over the loss of the child.
The final chapter in the story will not be written until after a legal contest, the Courts have rendered decision in the matter.
COLFAX (Placer Co.), May 8 - Census Marshal Jacob KEUNZLY has just completed the school census of the Colfax School District and his report shows that the names of 204 children are enrolled. Of this number, 164 are of school age, being between 5 and 17 years, while forty of them are under 5 years of age. Seven Indian children were enrolled, six of whom are of school age.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 8 - Frencesco ESTHEMNEY, a sheepherder, yesterday was found drowned in a reservoir near Wyandotte. The body had been in the water about twelve hours. Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held, the jury returning a verdict of accidental death.
ESTHEMNEY was 27 years of age, a native of France, and had relatives in Los Angeles. He was in the habit of eating lunch near the reservoir, and it is supposed, becoming overheated, that he decided to take a bath. He constructed a rude raft, which he had evidently pushed into the water, and jumping in after it, missed it and sank, as he could not swim. When he did not return to his flock of sheep, his two faithful dogs started in search of him, located his clothes, and brought searchers to the spot.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 8 - A dispute over the possession of a horse has caused a rather peculiar tangle here.
S.B. JONES, a Western Pacific employe, yesterday was arrested and charged with grand larceny upon the complaint of E.E. JONES, another railroad employe. The defendant claims the horse belongs to him and demands to know how a man can steal his own animal. The plaintiff strenuously denies this and claims he bought the horse and payment was made by the cancellation of a debt due him by the defendant. It is now up to the Court to decide which JONES owns the horse. In the meantime JONES, the alleged larcenist, was released on his own recognizance and both men are back at work.
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The Evening Bee
Friday, May 11, 1906
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 11 - A slight shock of earthquake was felt here yesterday morning at 6:55 by many different persons, who all agree upon the exact time. Most of the persons reporting the temblor were in bed at the time and more likely to notice the tremor than those who were on their feet. Miss Edith ASHFIELD insists that the earthquake made the chandelier in her bedroom swing a little pendulum fashion.
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), May 11 - An earthquake shock was noticed here yesterday morning a few minutes before 7 o’clock by a large number of persons. Indeed, a few observers insist that there were two distinct shocks, the second, which came fifteen minutes after the first, being very light in comparison.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 11 - C.C. WHITE, a local furniture dealer, was severely beaten over the head with the butt end of a heavy buggy whip last evening because he went to the house of one of his patrons and secured a bureau for which but one payment had been made in several months’ time. G.W. McFARLAND, the wielder of the whip, and who owns considerable property around Chico, bought the bureau several months ago, contracting to pay for it by instalments. Soon after this he rented his house, with the bureau, to another party and then went to the mountains. WHITE regained possession of the furniture, for he had received no money after the first payment.
He was surprised yesterday to see McFARLAND walk into his store, and soon there were words and then blows. McFARLAND was arrested, and WHITE had to have several stitches taken in his scalp.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 11 - The Chico Normal School building has been settling considerably during the past few days, and as a result all of the windows and doors will have to be planed in order that they may be opened and closed easily. The cause of the settling of the building has not yet been ascertained, but a Committee has been appointed to make an investigation.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 11 - Harry BRENNIGAN, the laborer who was run over by an excursion car on the Northern Electric road last Wednesday evening, died late yesterday afternoon from the effects of his injuries. His arm was torn off, and he received a bad scalp wound.
Was Caught In Gearing And The Flesh On His Chest Was Torn From The Bone - He May Die OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 11 - John DONNELLY, a watchman on Couch dredger No. 4, nearly lost his life yesterday afternoon, and as it was he was fearfully mangled before he could be extricated from the machinery. He was caught by the lapel of his jumper in the gearing at the upper end of the stacker and drawn into the gearing.
The muscular portion of his left arm was mangled and torn in a frightful manner. The muscles of the chest were torn from the bone, stripping the bone clean.
DONNELLY’s screams attracted another employe’s attention, and the stacker drive was stopped as quickly as possible, and the unfortunate man was rescued. While coming down the stacker DONNELLY, weakened by loss of blood, lost his hold and fell into the rock dump fifteen feet below, striking on his head and sustaining a severe scalp wound.
The injured man was carried to a house near by, and last night his condition was very serious.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 11 - Effects of the recent earthquake disturbances are to be plainly seen in this vicinity. On the RIDEOUT place between the Thermalito bridge and Thompson’s Flat, large rocks and boulders were dislodged and displaced. But the most peculiar effect is noted in the Western Pacific addition to Oroville. On Boynton Avenue is a high point upon which a reservoir was cut out of the solid rock by miners half a century ago to conserve the waters of a spring which wells up from the rock below. This reservoir is a subterranean chamber, with its outlet bricked up and reinforced with cement. As far back as the oldest inhabitant can recollect this reservoir has contained from five to six feet of water, but now it has suddenly sank, and there is only a few inches. The inference is that the earthquake opened up a crevice and permitted the water to escape.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 11 - The increase of the number of school children to this city by 111 gives the public schools here ten teachers instead of nine, as heretofore. Under the State law $550 is allotted for each teacher, reckoning on the basis of seventy pupils or fraction of seventy per teacher. According to the census, Oroville has been entitled to but eight teachers, but a high daily average of attendance brought in a sufficient fund for the employment of a ninth teacher. By the present census the staff will now be increased to ten.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), may 1 - The case of P.B. JONES, who is charged by E.E. JONES with having stolen his horse, was continued yesterday in Judge WARD’s Court. Both parties desired the presence of witnesses living at Berry Creek, outside of the township. The law does not allow transportation expenses to the Constable and with the mileage allowed him he could not hire a rig to go the distance necessary to serve the papers. Constable REILLY therefore refused to serve the papers, and when the case was called both sides were minus witnesses. Judge WARD instructed REILLY to incur the necessary expenses to serve the papers.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 11 - While a heavy blast was being prepared at Camp 11 on the Western Pacific construction work yesterday afternoon, the preliminary blast exploded. Jack GARWIN, one of the Utah Construction Company’s foremen, who was standing near, was thrown violently to the ground and both hands were badly burned. He was hurried to the Utah Company’s hospital, and last night it was feared that it would be necessary to amputate one hand.
CHICO (Butte Co.), may 11 - Harry BALEW and Heine SPECK, two older prospectors who are now residents of Stirling City, have located a good spot near that place for taking out small gold nuggets. The hills around Stirling are dotted with prospectors at this time of the year.
Father Arrested At Auburn For Trying To Get Possession Of His Own Daughter AUBURN (Placer Co.), May 11 - Joseph CUMBERLAND, a boilermaker of San Francisco, was arrested here yesterday on a charge of child stealing, for attempting to get possession of his infant daughter, who has been in the care of her grandparents. In February last CUMBERLAND swore to a writ of habeas corpus in an endeavor to get possession of the little one, but Judge GESFORD, of Napa, who heard the proceedings, denied the writ and ordered the child to be kept in the custody of the grandparents.
The story of the family troubles of CUMBERLAND and his relatives is a long one. CUMBERLAND’s wife is the daughter of Charles Y. WILLIAMS and Margaret WILLIAMS, an aged German couple in the Ophir district. CUMBERLAND and his wife have never been able to live together any length of time, and on one occasion when Mrs. CUMBERLAND left her husband, CUMBERLAND placed the little one in the keeping of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS, where it has been ever since. Last February CUMBERLAND and his wife became reconciled, and asked WILLIAMS to let them have the child, but the latter refused, claiming that the CUMBERLAND’s were unfit people. A writ was issued setting forth that the parents were being illegally deprived of their offspring. After hearing the testimony, Judge GESFORD agreed with this and the child was given back to the grandparents.
CUMBERLAND and his wife ____ the Court’s decision and ______ to San Francisco, but were _______ again.
Though Mrs. CUMBERLAND was indifferent over having her child taken from her, CUMBERLAND still longed for possession of the little one, and after ______ judgements in Oakland for a place where the child might be cared for he arrived here yesterday in company of a friend and hired a team and proceeded to the WILLIAMS homestead. Instead of going directly to the WILLIAMS house, the men stationed themselves on a near hill and by the aid of a telescope were able to observe the lay of the situation at WILLIAMS’. In a short time CUMBERLAND and his companion saw WILLIAMS leave the place and go toward Ophir. They immediately went to the house and while CUMBERLAND a friend presented himself at the front door and asked Mrs. WILLIAMS for something to eat. CUMBERLAND slipped in the back door and seized the child and the two men hurried to the buggy and started to make a hasty departure. WILLIAMS returned at this instant and became frenzied with rage when he saw his son-in-law bearing the little one away and a fierce struggle ensued, in which WILLIAMS badly wounded CUMBERLAND in the face by striking him with a rock. Neighbors interfered and stopped the combat. CUMBERLAND was arrested and placed in jail, charged with child stealing.
It is the opinion of the officers that the charge will not be sustained, as WILLIAMS has never been adjudged the legal custodian of the little one, as the denial of the writ was not a final disposition of the dispute. James D. MEREDITH is CUMBERLAND’s attorney and will demand a jury trial for his client if the case is taken into Court.
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GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 11 - J.N. LAKENAN and Mrs. FRICOT, both heavy
property owners in this neighborhood, are heavy losers by the San Francisco fire. LAKEMAN, a capitalist-mine owner, had several valuable business buildings in the heart of the burned district, as did Mrs. FRICOT. Among her heaviest losses was the Windsor Hotel, on Fifth Street. George CAMPBELL, a former Grass Valley man, who still owns property in this place, is also hit hard by the fire. He was in Germany when news of the disaster was cabled across, and hurried immediately by fast steamer and train to San Francisco.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 11 - W.S. BORUN, President of the Empire Mining Company, arrived here early this morning on a special trip from Colfax over the Nevada County Narrow Gauge. He comes direct from a tour of Europe, and will probably remain here for some time, a guest at the Empire Cottage, where extensive additions of stone are being built.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), May 11 - If Emma LE DOUX, the woman in jail at Stockton charged with murdering her husband, A.N. McVICAR, and placing his body in a trunk, was ever divorced in this county, the records fail to show that fact, nor can any attorney remember it. Sheriff SIBLEY, of San Joaquin, has written to Sheriff WALKER, of this county, asking if a divorce action was ever brought here by McVICAR against the woman. She claims that McVICAR divorced her in Nevada County. There is no record of any such action. Sheriff SIBLEY believes this will have a very important ______ on the case when it comes to trial.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), May 11 - At the conclusion of his preliminary examination yesterday in this city before Justice COUGHLAN, A.W. FLANDERS, of Graniteville, was held to appear before the Superior Court for trial. He furnished bonds in the sum of $2500. FLANDERS is charged with a crime against nature.
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The Saturday Bee
May 12, 1906
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 12 - Mrs. Geraldine RUTHERFORD, wife of J.M. RUTHERFORD, of Wyandotte, and one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Eastern Butte, died at her home in Wyandotte last evening, and the interment will take place Sunday afternoon. Deceased was born in Wheelersburg, Ohio, and was 63 years of age. Besides her husband, four daughters and two sons are left to mourn her loss.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 12 - A petition was circulated yesterday by a large number of women against the opening of a saloon on the corner of Bird and Huntoon Streets, just opposite the Court House. The petition for the license will be presented to the Board of Trustees on Monday evening.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 12 - The grand larceny charge brought by E.E. JONES against S.B. JONES, arising over the ownership of a horse, the facts of which were given in The Bee a few days ago, was dismissed yesterday by Justice E.B. WARD. When Court was called the prosecution asked that the case be dismissed, as an agreement had been reached between the parties, they sharing the costs alike.
CHICO (Butte Co.), May 12 - The merchants who are employers of those Chico young men who belong to the State Militia, now stationed in San Francisco, are as a rule patiently awaiting the time when the guards will return. There are a few, however, who are becoming impatient.
Statements have been made by some of these, intimating a discharge for the young men if they do not appear for work soon, but the general sentiment may keep such intentions in the background. It is expected that the militia will soon return home.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 12 - W.B. MUNDY, a painter, fell twenty-five feet from a scaffold yesterday morning in this city, and received injuries that are deemed very serious for a man of his age. C. HAMMOND, another painter, was on the same scaffold, when the rope broke while releasing the staging. HAMMOND had the presence of mind to grab hold of a window casing and hang on until relief came to him. MUNDY fell head downwards upon the rocks in the yard below.
MUNDY’s head and face were cut in five places, in a few instances to the bone. Three ribs were broken, and he was picked up unconscious. He revived later in the day, but it is feared that the broken ribs may lead to pneumonia.
About a year ago HAMMOND fell from the new Catholic Church and received injuries that laid him up for a month.
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), May 12 - According to the certified copy of the articles of incorporation of the American Mining and Development Company, coming up from Secretary of State CURRY to be deposited with the County Clerk, the Company has a life of only one day. It was organized in Omaha under the laws of Nebraska. According to the articles the corporate existence began February 20th, 1906, and is to terminate February 20th, 1906. Somebody has made a clerical error, it is thought here. The American is a new Company that has taken hold of the famous Uncle Sam Mine, which is five miles west of Kennett.
HARRISON GULCH (Shasta Co.), May 12 - F. WILDER, a farmer living near this mining town, has a unique pet in a full-grown deer, which takes kindly to civilization and which he has named Trixie. The deer has the run of the ranch and appears at the home regularly at meal time. If Trixie is not admitted promptly at the kitchen door, she seizes the latch string in her teeth, opens the door and walks in.
She enjoys playing with Mr. and Mrs. WILDER’s two children. If she is molested by strange dogs, she makes straight for the ranch home, secure in the fact that Mr. WILDER’s stock dogs will protect her from the strange curs and give the intruders a sound thrashing.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 12 - Marriage licenses were issued during the week to the following couples: Samuel GARRETT, aged 47, and Sarah E. KILLI, aged 44, both of Gas Point; Louis J. DRABECK, aged 35, and Anna WILLIAMSON, aged 20, both of French Gulch; Frank A. VICKERY, aged 41, of Kennett, and Hettie A. BOYD, aged 34, of Lexington, Ind.
Yreka, May 12 - The following marriage licenses were issued from the County Clerk’s office since May 1st: John William JEFFRIES, 34, of Kansas, and Caroline GORDON, 17, of Yreka; Fred William ENDERT, 25, of Crescent City, Del Norte County, and Annet L. JORDAN, 22, of Ssson (sic); Louis P. KAPPLER, 34, and Clara HOLZHAUSER, 27, both of Etna Mills.
OROVILLE, May 12 - The following marriage licenses were issued this week from the County Clerk’s office: Raymond D. HUNT, of Sacramento, aged 26, and Emma J. PETERSON, aged 16, of Chico, mother’s consent given; Stephen G. LEWS, aged 20, of Umatilla, Oregon, and Alberta B. PACK, aged 16, of Chico, parents’ consent obtained.
Two suits for divorce, both on the ground of failure to provide, were filed: Daisy E. NOEL vs. Daniel E. NOEL, and Grace RAAB vs. Clarence RAAB.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 12 - Licenses to wed were granted the following couples in Yuba County this week: Thomas N. MOCK and Miss Mabel POZZI, both of Marysville; Nicholas J. MONK, of French Corral, and Mary E. STREUDER, of San Francisco.
Miss Jeanette WALLACE, a former resident of Yuba City, was married this week to Ollie DONNELLY, a mining engineer residing in Grass Valley. He has taken a position in the Tonopah country and will go there with his bride shortly.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 12 - Since last report marriage licenses have been granted to the following: Alexander B. BREARCLIFFE, aged 26, and Bessie E. SWEENEY, aged 18, both residents of Red Bluff; Lester NOLLMAN, aged 21, and Jennie DEEM, aged 23, both residents of San Francisco; William H. KEY, aged 31, of Cottonwood, and Mary L. MOORE, aged 20, of Jelly’s Ferry.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), May 12 - Harry HOWARD, as he calls himself, is in the custody of the Sheriff awaiting a hearing after the holiday season on the charge of grand larceny. HOWARD hired a horse in a local stable, went to Orland, where he left the buggy, and then rode to Red Bluff, where he disposed of the horse. Sheriff BAILEY traced him from here through Orland, Cottonwood and Anderson to Redding, where he caught him. Upon his return yesterday afternoon, after placing the prisoner in jail, the Sheriff started for Chico to search for another man who had played the same trick on the Butte City stableman. This fellow has a good start, and may get away, but the Sheriff has a very good description of him.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 12 - Mrs. Lucinda SALING, relict of the late Peter SALING, died at her residence in this city Friday. Deceased was 80 years of age, and was born while her parents were en route from Arkansas to Missouri. She and her husband came to California in 1859. They settled in Yolo County in 1874. Nine children were born to them, of whom only four survive. Mrs. Isabella TOOTHAKER and Mrs. Estella DAVIS, of Woodland; Henry W. SALING, of Napa County, and Mrs. Marcella McCABE, of Shasta County. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery.
YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), May 12 - The funeral of the late Mrs. May YOUNG took place yesterday, the interment being made in the Sutter Cemetery. Rev. R.E. WENK, of Woodland, presiding Elder E.D. McCREARY and Rev., Fred. SHELDON officiating. Deceased was 53 years of age at the time of her death, and was a native of Ohio. She married Amos YOUNG, of this county, at her father’s residence southwest of Yuba City in 1881. After a long residence here, Mr. and Mrs. YOUNG moved to Sacramento, residing on the Lower Stockton road, at which place she died.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 12 - Three-score of Chinese refugees from San Francisco have taken up their abode at the Abbott orchard, nine miles from this city. Of the number thirty are women. Several of the men are “hello boys” who lost their positions at the Chinese telephone exchange when the fire came to the metropolis.
The fruit-picking season will provide work for these people, many of whom have never before had to labor.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 12 - The telephone girls of this city will give up patches of their skin next Sunday in order the Lineman CONNELL, who was so badly injured near Lodi recently by coming in contact with one of the American River Electric Company’s live wires, may recover. CONNELL’s right arm is minus quite a quantity of skin, and Dr. LADD, who will perform the operation, has called upon the patient’s fellow employes and the “hello girls” for cuticle contributions.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 12 - The people of this county are of the opinion that they hold the record for large men. Their faith in this opinion is placed in Floyd Percy BROWN of 89 West Park Street. BROWN was registered to-day by Deputy County Clerk KNIGHT, and he put the measuring machine out of commission. The machine registers 6 feet 9 inches, but BROWN raised it one-fourth of an inch more.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 12 - Former Congressman James A. LOUTTIT is quite ill in this city. He is under the constant care of a physician. Mr. LOUTTIT has not been will for some time and had gone to San Francisco several months ago for his health, leaving his local office in charge of his son, Thomas. He lost his entire library in the fire, together with many valuable papers, which worried him a great deal and resulted in a general breaking down of his nervous system.
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The Saturday Bee Sacramento, Cal.
May 19, 1906
and sent to the State Asylum at Stockton. Mrs. HALSEY is the wife of George F. HALSEY, a well-known Placer County miner.
HALSEY’s home is in Dutch Flat, but he has been engaged in mining on the American River, several miles from his home. On Wednesday Mrs. HALSEY, who is rather a frail woman, made the trip to where her husband was mining, over a hard, rugged country. She was greatly exhausted but appeared rational and HALSEY thought the trip was only a whim. As soon as he could travel he brought his wife back to Dutch Flat, and upon their arrival home the woman attempted suicide by taking carbolic acid. She was restored, however, but has since been violently insane.
queer state of affairs in the Tax Collector’s office, and word has been sent to all taxpayers to pay their taxes as soon as possible to avoid having their names published in the delinquent list. While the holidays will prevent the penalties and costs being added to unpaid taxes, as long as they remain in force, the State Controller has instructed Collector Geo. E. MITCHELL that the delinquent list must be published on June 2d, the time required by law. Mr. MITCHELL is bringing this fact to the attention of the taxpayers and endeavoring to prevent a large number of solvent taxpayers being published as delinquent. The delinquent list of all taxes not paid must be published even though the publication occurs on a legal holiday.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), May 19 - M. PUTMAN, an employe at the Camino
box factory, got his right hand crushed under a roller at the factory this morning. He was brought to town to the sanitorium, where his hand was dressed, the fingers being badly crushed.
They went to the following couples: Charles E. DUNNIGAN, aged 44, of Stirling City, and Nellie Belle ISLE, aged 46, of McCloud; James SIMMONS, aged 24, of Chico, and Lulu May ROBERTS, aged 15, of Anderson; Nathan L. BURNER, aged 35, of Los Angeles, and Violet A. BLODGETT, aged 23, of Sacramento; Henry T. WALLER, aged 32, of Kennett, and Beatrice WAYN, aged 30, of Kennett; Ralph BROWN, aged 30, of Kennett, and Flora HENDERSON, aged 26, of Redding; Albert J. MARTIN, aged 41, of Redding, and Estelle L. LOGAN, aged 17, of Balls Ferry.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), Ma7 19 - Harry WARD and Miss Alta MILLER, two popular
young people of Butte City, were married yesterday afternoon, Rev. C.R. ALDRIDGE, of the Christian Church officiating. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few friends of the contracting couple being present. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall MILLER, and the groom is a young business man of Butte City.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 19 - John M. PERRY and Miss Jennie E. HOGAN,
two prominent young people of this city, were united in marriage this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of the bride on North California Street. Rev. SINK, of the First Congregational Church, performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives of the couple and a few intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. PERRY received a number of elegant wedding presents. The bridegroom is a well-to-do grain merchant, and was reared in Stockton. His wife is a member of the HOGAN family, and formerly lived near Lodi. Of late she has been engaged in teaching school. Mr. and Mrs. PERRY left for Mill Valley, where they will remain for a few days, when they will take a steamer for Tahiti. They will remain in the South Sea Islands for a month or two.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 19 - County Clerk BATCHELDER issued marriage licenses this week to Charles I. DE LONG and Abbie M. JONES, both of Chico;
Charles H. FARNCOMB, aged 22, and Lulu BABCOCK, aged 16, both of Gridley;
Eunice Winifred McGONAGLE and Ford Seward WETHERBEE, both of Chico.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 19 - Two marriages were recorded in the county for the week. Dr. J.B. ROGERS and Miss Minnie TROD were wedded at North Bloomfield, and A.S. WESTRICH and Mrs. Matilda (rest of article cut off).
years ago, but who is deprived of his office by the District Court which
holds that the Acts creating the office are invalid, has decided to carry
the case to the Supreme Court. He has employed attorneys to that end. His
action will be watched with interest throughout the State, as three separate
OGDEN (Utah), May 19 - The boiler of the engine pulling the second section of Southern Pacific passenger train No. 6 exploded near Wells, Nev., this morning, instantly killing Engineer L.F. ZIMMERMAN and Fireman M.S. IRWIN, both of Ogden.
The train was moving at full speed, but the accident released the air and set the brakes, stopping the train without further damage.
GOLDFIELD (Nev.), May 19 - Rhyolite, the principal town in the Bullfrog mining district, was the scene yesterday of a double tragedy. Steve O’BRIEN, a miner, shot and killed his wife. Deputy Sheriff McDONALD attempted to disarm and arrest O’BRIEN, who drew a revolver and was about to shoot when McDONALD fired and O’BRIEN dropped dead. The shooting occurred at the Hotel Golden on Goldfield Street. Steve O’BRIEN had been on bad terms with his family for some time, and his wife was about to proceed to get a divorce. He entered the house, and, after a few heated words, shot his wife in the face. She was carried to a drug store, where she died. O’BRIEN came out of the lodging house where he lived. In the meantime people had head of the shooting and a great crowd surrounded the place and preparations were made to mob and hang him.
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The Saturday Bee
June 2, 1906
WINTERS (Yolo Co.), June 2 - The fifteenth school year of the Winters Joint Union High School closed yesterday, the graduating class numbering four, all girls. Forty pupils were in attendance during the term, in the various departments.
Principal J.R. GRINSTEAD was in charge, and his assistants were Miss Gertrude W. SMITH and Miss Belva A. DIX.
The Board of Trustees is composed as follows: President, J.F. GRIFFIN;
Secretary F.W. WILSON; August BRINCK, William BAKER and J.B. WOLFSKILL. The officers of the High School Literary Society are: Perry CULTON, President; Ruth HASWELL, Vice-President; Edith OVERHOUSE, Secretary, and Roy WYATT, Treasurer.
The graduates this year are Dorothy I. GREEN, Edna H. STARK, Jessie G. HEMENWAY and Evadna FENLEY. The exercises were held in the opera house here last night and the program was as follows:
Piano Solo, “Grand Polka De Concert” - Homer BARTLETT
Dorothy Ida GREEN
Salutatory, “Open Sesame” - Evadna FENLEY
Class History - Jessie Geraldine HEMENWAY
Duet, “Oh, That We Two Were Maying,” - Charles A. KINSLEY
Miss FENLEY and Miss GREEN
Class Will - Edna Harriet STARK
Vocal solo, “Winona” - J.C. BARTLETT
Class Prophecy - Dorothy Ida GREEN
Presentation of Diplomas - J.F. GRIFFIN, President of Board Address - Prof.
Trio, “Be Glad, Lass and Lad” - Gumbert
Misses CLEGG, FENLEY and GREEN
(Note: a picture of the graduates accompanied this article)
VACAVILLE (Solano Co.), June 2 - The school year has all but closed, the gramamr (sic) departments having completed their work this week, the local school graduating twelve pupils who will enter the High School in the Fall. With the coming week the High School will close for the year. The graduating class was entertained at the home of W.S. GODFREY, Jr., last evening. On Sunday morning the baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Rev. W.E. BOBBITT at the Christian Church. On Friday the class will be handed their diplomas and graduated without any ostentation, they having decided to dispense with all exercises as an expression of sympathy for San Francisco.
The following young men and women compose one of the largest classes ever graduated from the Vacaville High School: Harriet HARBISON, Laura HAGERTY, Fidelia HAGERTY, Edna MARSHALL, Willa MARSHALL, Mary BURTON, Jane BURTON, Ella RIPPEY, Anna ANDERSON, Minnie WAGGONER, Barbara REID, Blanche HOLT, Lola DUNN, Maude SHARPE, Genoveva McFARLAND, William CHUBB, Palmer HOLT, Forest CALLIFAN, Linder DENTON, from the regular department, and Fillmore DUNCAN from the Commercial Department. Of the foregoing about one-half plan to enter one or the other of the Universities.
BENICIA (Solano Co.), June 2- The commencement exercises of the Benicia High School were held last evening in the Congregational Church, when the Misses Ada and May SMITH and Royal ST. JOHN were granted diplomas. There was some dissatisfaction owing to holding the exercises of the public school in a sectarian church, as the City Hall had been examined and pronounced safe for all purposes.
Licenses Issued and Decrees Made In Various Counties During The Week by Clerks and Courts REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 2 - The following couples received marriage licenses this week: John QUIZTINI, aged 26, of Redding, and Marie BERTAGINIA, aged 18, of Pineland; James H. BIDWELL, aged 24, of Cassel, and Hattie E. HOUSTON, aged 18, of Cayton; Henry SAUVE, aged 26, of Kennett, and Rosie WRIGHT, aged 21, of Mount Hope, Wash.
RED BLUFF, June 2 - During the week marriage licenses have been issued to the following: Edwin m. JOBE and Miss May Bell HARRYMAN, each aged 22 years, both residents of Butte Mountains, in this county; DeWitt C. CLARK, of Redding, and Miss Lena J. BRAND, of Palo Cedro, Shasta County; Clarence E. SHIPPEY, of Dunsmuir, and Miss Helen PREUSSER, of Red Bluff. During the month of May only four marriage licenses were issued, but there are several prospective weddings already on hand for June and the demand for licenses is likely to be greater.
WOODLAND, June 2 - One marriage license was issued last week to Curtis Clifford RAMBO, aged 23, of Sacramento, and Martha E. SMITH, aged 29, of Woodland.
OROVILLE, June 2 - Clerk BATCHELDER issued the following marriage licenses this week: John James MARSHALL, aged 27, and Maggie CONDON, aged 23, both of Oroville; Chester WATSON, aged 23, and Jessie May HOLETON, aged 16, both of Chico; Frank T. LYON, West City, Idaho, aged 23, and Alice L. HEINTZ, aged 17, Chico; Wenal Papish KELLOGG, Idaho, aged over 21, and Grace E. ALLEN, Bangor, aged over 21.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), June 2 - The marriage record for the week is as follows: Horace O. FARRIS, 36, and Irene DREW, 29, both of Sacramento;
Daniel S. McCULLOUGH, 36, Colfax, and Marie UDBYE, 17, Rocklin.
FAIRFIELD (Solano Co.), June 2 - The following marriage licenses were issued here: Clarence Windsor SMITH, 23, of San Francisco, and Albertina Sarra PATRICE, 20, of Suisun Valley; Ernest Frederick DUNCAN, 24, of Mare Island, and Mary Elizabeth MULLEN, 23, of Vallejo.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 2 - Only one marriage has taken place during the week in this town, while none has been recorded at Grass Valley or surrounding places. Miss Eva MASOTE, a popular and handsome young woman of this city, became the bride of F.C. OVERNDICK, of San Francisco. They will make their home at the bay.
MARYSVILLE, June 2 - There was a falling off in business at the marriage license bureau this week as compared with last week, only two couples making application, as follows: William L. NEWBERT and Miss Nellie WRIGHT, both of Smartsville; Earl B. HALL, of Hammon, and Miss May Kimball LOGAN, of Marysville.
Miss Winnie MOON, who was married this week to Attorney Joseph KENNEDY, of Butte County, was a well-known resident of Sutter County.
Tablets Also Unveiled to Rear Admirals Sampson and Stewart, Captain Bainbridge and Others VALLEJO (Solano Co.), June 2 - A very interesting unveiling of tablets took place this afternoon at St. Peter’s Chapel, Mare Island, and the pretty sacred edifice was filled with an attentive audience, including Admiral and Mrs. McCALLA and the officers of the Navy Yard. Tablets were unveiled to the memory of Rear-Admiral Charles STEWART and Captain William BAINBRIDGE, Admiral McCALLA making a short address. Another tablet unveiled was to the memory of Rear-Admiral SAMPSON, Rear-Admiral CHADWICK making the address.
A beautiful bronze tablet to the memory of the men who lost their lives on the Bennington was unveiled. Commander Lucien YOUNG referring in high terms to the bravery of the men under the command of the fateful morning of the explosion.
On the Bennington memorial is inscribed:
“In memoriam of those sixty-five who were killed on July23, 1905, by an explosion on the U.S.S. gunboat Bennington, in San Diego Harbor, in the line of duty, and under the flag they loved so well. They died as heroes die. The mourning Nation honors their names forever, and Death’s angel enfolds them with its wings.”
Tablets were also unveiled to the memory of Reuben JAMES, John FASSNING and Commander HULL, the rev. Dr. McCLISH and Commander UNDERWOOD making appropriate addresses.
The Mare Island Band and a fine choir furnished appropriate music.
WHEATLAND (Yuba Co.), June 2 - This morning about 3 o’clock Night Watchman DAVIS discovered two men breaking into CARNEY’s Hotel here. They fled at his approach, and he fired several times at them, but without causing them to halt. One of the men dropped his hat and the other a bucket. Charles HARTMEYER states that someone broke into his residence, also, but no valuables were taken.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 2 - news comes from Sierra County that the dead body of S.H. SHAW was discovered in his cabin sixteen miles above Downieville. He was kneeling at his bedside in the attitude of prayer. It is thought he had been dead about a week, as it was several days since he was seen alive.
He was a member of the G.A.R. and about 70 years of age. He had resided in that section for many years. He was found by a couple of prospectors who had been to town and stopped at his cabin while en route to deliver him some mail.
BENICIA (Solano Co.), June 2 - Professor E.H. MOSHER, who has been Principal of the Benicia Grammar School for the past nine years, has resigned his position to accept the Principalship of the Berkeley Grammar School. Professor MOSHER is an able and conscientious worker in his chosen field and it is with regret (rest of article cut off).
CHICO (Butte Co.), June 2- Two bad accidents occurred near here yesterday. Samuel FISHER, a farm hand or Durham, while mowing fell in front of his machine and the sickle cut off one foot and ankle. The other leg and one hand were also injured.
At Nelson, a student brakeman whose name is unknown, lost both legs. He was taken to Sacramento.
Western Nevada State news
Claiming To Be Common Law Wife Of Millionaire Miner, George Wingfield, Woman Files Sensational Suit TONOPAH (Nev.), June 2 - Unless George WINGFIELD, one of Tonopah’s mining celebrities, a man who has made several millions since he was grub-staked and sent to the southern country by Senator George NIXON several years ago, compromises the suit brought against him by his common law wife, Mae BARIE, the Court House in Tonopah will soon witness one of the most sensational trials that ever occurred in Nye County.
Mrs. WINGFIELD, as she styles herself, has been associated with the defendant for many years. She is still a young woman, not over 35, and her dashing beauty still clings in spite of the hardships she underwent when she and WINGFIELD were poor. In her complaint, she is seeking a divorce and alimony. She claims that she became the common law wife of WINGFIELD, but that he treated her with the greatest cruelty and finally divorced her. She has employed A.L. NICKLES to bring her suit, and NICKLES says it will be vigorously prosecuted, as Mrs. WINGFIELD, or Miss BARIE, is determined to obtain her full share of WINGFIELD’s property.
The principal effort of the plaintiff’s attorney will be to establish that she is WINGFIELD’s common law wife. If this is once proven she can claim a wife’s full share of his vast wealth, as it would all be “community” property.
HAZEN (Nev.), June 2 - Foreman P.W. CUNNINGHAM, in charge of a Southern Pacific construction train, had both his legs cut off at this place yesterday afternoon while sidetracking to allow the passage of a special train loaded with Southern Pacific officials. He was taken to Sacramento last night, but there is little hope of his recovery.
A short time afterward a Southern Pacific passenger struck and killed an unknown man at Gilpin, several miles westward.
RENO (Nev.), June 2 - Mrs. Benjamin CURLER, wife of one of the oldest District Judges in Nevada, and mother of Benjamin E. CURLER, District Judge of Washoe County, is believed to be in a dying condition from stomach trouble. She crossed the plains to Nevada in 1859, and walked almost the entire distance with her husband from the Missouri River.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, June 5, 1906
Is Accused Of The Murder Of Albert McVicar, Whose Body Was Found In A Trunk At Stockton Depot STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 5 - Judge NUTTER’s Department of the Superior Court was crowded this morning when the trial of Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, the alleged murderer of her former husband, Albert N. McVICAR, came up for trial. The case has attracted widespread attention and reports of the murder have been printed in the foreign papers.
Last Saturday Judge NUTTER had his Court-room prepared for the trial, and gave orders to the effect that no one would be allowed to stand. Forty or fifty chairs were brought in from other rooms and special tables were arranged for the newspapermen. District Attorney NORTON and Assistant District Attorney McNOBLE represent The People, while Charles H. FAIRALL and Charles CROCKER, of Jackson, are fighting for the woman. Mrs. LE DOUX was indicted on the charge of murder. The following is a summary of the sensational trunk mystery: On Saturday evening, April 24th, the body of a man was discovered in a trunk at the Southern Pacific depot. The authorities were summoned, and it was soon ascertained that the remains were those of Albert N. McVICAR, a miner who had been staying at room No. 97 of the California lodging house. Mrs. LE DOUX was known to have been with him up to a few hours before the murder was discovered, and officers were put to work to locate her. The Sunday following, Deputy Sheriff Carlton CASE went to San Francisco, where he and Detective GIBSON traced the woman to several of her haunts, and finally learned she had retraced her steps and gone to Antioch. She was arrested at Antioch on Monday, April 26th, and was brought to the County Jail in this city.
The District Attorney set to work on the case that week and in a few days learned where the trunk had been purchased, and also that poison was the probably cause of the man’s death. A few weeks later the Grand Jury returned an indictment charging the woman with murder.
Attorneys CROCKER, of Jackson, Hugh R. McNOBLE, of this city, and C.H. FAIRALL, the well-known authority on criminal law, announced that they would defend the woman. Matters then quieted down until about two weeks ago, when FAIRALL accused H.R. McNOBLE and his brother, the Assistant District Attorney, of double dealing. H.R. McNOBLE then dropped out of the case. The whole of the week will probably be taken up obtaining a jury, as nearly everybody in the county has heard of the case. The attorneys estimate that the trial will last all of a month.
What the defense intends to urge cannot be learned so early in the trial, though it is the general opinion that it will be contended that McVICAR committed suicide. The prosecution claim to have a clear case of murder in the first degree. They have eighty-odd witnesses.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 5 - Charles L. GREEN, Assistant County Surveyor of Sacramento, and Miss Katherine E. MILLER, of this city, were married Sunday afternoon in the First Christian Church here. The altar was artistically decorated with roses, lilies and in green. The bride was gowned in cream silk and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and ferns. Rev. C.W. JOPSON performed the ceremony, while the organist rendered “The Spring Song.” Miss Mary STROTHER was the ring-bearer, and Messrs. G.T. MOLINA, Ben PAGE, Robert SMITH and George FAGIN were the ushers. The couple received the congratulations of their friends and then departed on their wedding trip to San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Santa Paula.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 5 - At his home, two miles north of Yreka, former County Supervisor Constantine C. O’DONNELL died Sunday afternoon at the age of 52, of cancer of the stomach.
“Con” O’DONNELL, as he was familiarly known, was one of Siskiyou’s most popular business men, and his untimely taking off will be mourned by all who knew him.
He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Postmaster Hawkinsville.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 5 - A pioneer of ë49 lies in a critical condition at the home of Major B.F. SIMONDS, this city. His name is Morris HALL, and few men have passed a more eventful life. HALL was one of the first men to mine on Deer Creek, near here, going to that place in September, 1849. That he was successful may be imagined when it is stated that he made three independent fortunes in this county. He is a refugee from San Francisco, having been burned out in the recent fire.
LINCOLN (Placer Co.), June 5 - No social event of whatever kind could have filled the True Blue Hall so full of appreciative and wide-awake people as did the graduating class of 1906 from the Grammar School in Lincoln. School closed in all rooms last Thursday, except Miss FLEMING’s, which closed Friday. The following excellent program was rendered last evening:
Invocation, Rev. Huber BURR; remarks, Professor James HUFFAKER; song, “My Own United States,” seventh, eighth and ninth grades; piano trio, Anita GLADDING, Bessie KENNEDY and Alma TOFFT; song, “Message of Spring,” graduating class; vocal duet, “Oh, Tell Us, Merry Birds,” Marjorie SPARKS and Norma WILLIAMSON, accompanied by Vera McBRIDE on the violin and Miss FLEMING on the piano.
Valedictory, Beverly ALLEN; class dialogue, Graduating class; class prophecy, Mildred McCRIMMONS; song, “None So Gay as We,” graduating class; address and presentation of diplomas, County Superintendent of Schools C.N.
At the close of the above program the center of the hall was cleared and fifty girls all dressed in white went through with perfect ease a magnificent drill and twice saluted the American flag. The program was followed by a social dance.
For years the school of Lincoln has been in the background with reference to class graduation exercises, but now with up-to-date and energetic Professor HUFFAKER at the head, the school is in a flourishing condition, and parents and guardians have expressed their hearty appreciation of his work among the children of Lincoln.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 5 - Through invitations received here, it is learned that the wedding of John H. FULLER, son of Col. J.B. FULLER and a former resident of this city, and Miss Betsy MORGAN, of Nevada City will occur at the latter place on Monday, June 18th. The prospective groom is a graduate of the Marysville High School. His bride-to-be is the daughter of President MORGAN, of the Citizen’s Band of Nevada City and Grass Valley.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, June 6, 1906
Known As John Lang, True Name Was Walter Marvin Lancaster.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 6 - Walter Marvin LANCASTER carried his secret with him to the grave. He lived for nearly forty years in Bear Valley, this county, under the name of John LANG, and nobody guessed that it was assumed, until the facts came to light after his death. He blew his brains out with a big 45-caliber revolver early Monday morning, as The Bee has already stated.
LANCASTER, for as such he must now be known, was found dead, stretched across the bed at 8 o’clock by Henry SCHRIEBER, an old friend who chanced to pass the place. He found that LANCASTER had placed the barrel of the weapon in his mouth and pulled the trigger. The top of his head was blown off, blood and brains spattering the wall.
During the inquest held yesterday morning by Coroner HOCKING of this city, it developed that LANG was not the correct name of the decedent. A witness stated that a short time ago LANG called him in and told him that in case anything should happen, he wanted it known that his true name was Walter Marvin LANCASTER, and that he was a native of Maine. He did not state which part of Maine he came from. LANCASTER further said that he had killed a man in Maine many years ago, but had been acquitted. Fearing the dead man’s friends would take his life, however, he said he had fled his home and changed his name to John LANG.
It was under that name he located in Bear Valley, set out a little orchard and built him a cosy home. He was highly regarded by all his neighbors, with whom he was on very friendly terms, though of his past life none of them had the slightest inkling. For years he conducted the Culberston toll bridge at his home, but after it went out of commission, like many others, he still clung to the valley and seemed content to spend his days there. He was a man of gigantic build and would have attracted attention any where by his bearing, giving evidence of descent from good stock. He left a note stating that illness had driven him to the deed, but from what has been learned it is believed that medical aid could have saved his life without much trouble. This morning at 10 o’clock Walter Marvin LANCASTER was laid at rest near his cottage, and with him was buried his secret.
Coroner HOCKING returned to his home in this city last night, after a very hard trip, in which he encountered a heavy snow storm coming out of the valley. He brought the first news of the man’s strange life, and to-day it is known to the world for the first time.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 6 - For disturbing the peace of the young woman by parading in front of the home of Miss VAN DYNE at regular intervals with his rifle thrown over his shoulder, L.C. MERRYAND, a colored man, has been fined by Justice MORRISSEY in the sum of $20.
MERRYAND claimed that the patrolling of the street in front of the VAN DINE home was a show of affection for his newly-found Juliet. But the Court thought otherwise.
MERRYAND has been out on bail of $10 several weeks. He disappeared from the city for a while but returned yesterday.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 6 - Miss Elaine WEAVER, of this city, and Benjamin H. FARQUAR, of Oakland, were married in the latter city at noon Tuesday. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew WEAVER, of this city. The groom is the son of C.S. FARQUAR, an attorney of San Francisco, and holds a position with the Western Pacific.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 6 - The Greek laborers in the employ of the Western pacific contractors who are minus $3000 in checks, which they turned over to a fellow countryman, George PALESTRO, to deposit for them, this morning offered $300 for his capture. If he is not apprehended soon, this sum will be increased to $500 or $800, although many of the Greeks think PALESTRO may have met foul plat. The officers here, however, place no credence in the murder theory and are doing their best to locate the missing man. The Greeks are wild over their loss.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 6 - The work of securing a jury in the trial of Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, who is accused of having murdered A.N. McVICAR and concealing his body in a trunk, proceeds slowly. The week is likely to wear away before twelve men are secured. The suicide theory advanced by the defense is not taken seriously by the public here, but it remains to be seen how the jury will regard it especially as the details of Mrs. LE DOUX’s plan are not known.
SPARKS (Nev.), June 6 - J.H. NICHOLSON, a prominent young man of this city, has fled to avoid arrest upon charges of obtaining money under false pretenses. He went to Reno yesterday and cashed a large number of checks at different stores. He then took a train for the West. Descriptions of the young man have been sent to the California police. NICHOLSON was a newspaper writer and fell into debt from gambling and other excesses.
Peculiar Post Office Ruling
Mail Contractor Fined For Using Train Instead of Stage and Delivering Letters A Day Ahead BULLFROG (Nev.), June 6 - The KIMBALLS, who hold the contract for delivering the mail overland from Las Vegas to Bullfrog, a distance of 120 miles, have just been fined for taking it part of the way by rail and getting it twenty-four hours ahead of time.
They protested that they sent it a part of the way on the Las Vegas and Bullfrog Railway, now in process of construction, at the request of the people in Bullfrog who wanted their mail earlier, but the excuse was not accepted.
The fine stands and they will hereafter stage it the entire distance across the desert, and it will arrive twenty-four hours later than it can now be delivered.
The Department says it is paying for stage delivery and that the contract will have to be literally fulfilled no matter what the delays are.
RENO (Nev.), June 6 - Recently the report was received here that William Leete HAYES, a graduate of the State University, had died in Montana. Services were held in his memory by his fellow students. Word of it reached HAYES through a newspaper account. He immediately wrote from San Francisco that he is still alive an that his name was evidently confused with the death of another person. HAYES was well known in Reno where he lived for a number of years. He is a mining engineer.
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The Evening Bee
Friday, June 8, 1906
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 8 - Between the hours of 2 and 6 o’clock this morning, two well-known colored residents of this city answered the final summons.
Charles E. POGUE, who had been in failing health for about six months, passed away at the last-named hour. He attended the installation of the Grand Officers of Colored Masons last night, having been elected to the position of Grand Pursuviant. He partook of the banquet served in honor of the visitors and remained in the hall until past midnight. Quick consumption was the cause of his death.
Mr. POGUE was a native of Marysville and a graduate of the local High School 02. He was bright in his studies and always popular with all classes. He had reached the thirtieth year of his age. His parents and several brothers survive him.
The other death was that of J.N. WILLIAMS, a well-known barber here. He, too, succumbed to lung trouble at his home on C Street, where he had been confined to his bed for several months. He leaves a wife. He was 73 years of age.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 8 - Walter H. DANIELS and Miss Etta Augeste HERMANN were married yesterday at the bride’s home, No. 529 East Sonora Street. The ceremony was performed by Rev. LUNDY, of the First Presbyterian Church, and was witnessed by relatives and a few intimate friends. Miss Ellie ATZEROTH was bridesmaid, and George DANIELS, the groom’s brother, the best man. The contracting parties are prominent Stocktonians and have many friends here. Mr. Daniels is employed in the Western Pacific Company’s local office. After returning from their honeymoon they will reside here. Rev. LUNDY also performed another wedding yesterday. The young couple were Frank B. HEWLETT and Miss Evelyn E. COUNSELL, both of this city. The ceremony took place in the First Presbyterian Church, which was artistically decorated with flowers for the occasion. Many friends joined in wishing the couple many years of happy wedded life.
Bride Of Two Months Raises Money And Bails Husband Out Of Jail In Order That She May Be With Him
WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), June 8 - Clyde BENNINGTON was released from the County Jail yesterday on $500 cash bail, his wife furnishing the money, and now Mr. and Mrs. BENNINGTON are taking their honeymoon, although they were married two months ago.
BENNINGTON was held prisoner in default of $2000 bail to answer to the charge of resisting an officer. He and Mrs. Fannie DOEBLIN wanted to be married. The Sheriff, however, would not permit the ceremony to be performed in jail, and temporary bonds were obtained and BENNINGTON was released for fifteen minutes. In that short time the license was obtained and the knot tied.
Back to jail he went and there he has been ever since, his newly-wedded wife being permitted only to talk to him through the bars once a day. Mrs. BENNINGTON finally succeeded in inducing Judge BARTLETT to reduce the bail to $500. She then raised the money and her husband is free, for the time being at least.
Sovereign Grand Lodge Of Colored Masons Closes Sessions Of Important Annual Gathering MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 8 - When the delegates of the fifty-second annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Colored Masons took their departure for home to-day, each carried a souvenir of Marysville, being an excellent photograph of the new Packard Library with the members of the Grand Lodge posed on the steps of the magnificent building. The session of the Grand Lodge, which has been a most interesting one throughout, was formally closed in Turner Hall last night with the installation of the newly-chosen Grand officers. The following were inducted into office:
Grand Master, R.C. MARSHALL, Coronado (re-elected); Deputy Grand Master, Charles H. TINSLEY, San Francisco; Senior Grand Warden, Curtis HAMMOND, Los Angeles; Junior Grand Warden, G.W. BOYDEN, Stockton; Grand Treasurer, T.A. HARRIS, Los Angeles; Grand Secretary, G.W. WILSON, Marysville; Grand Lecturer, Dr. R.J. FLETCHER, Sacramento; Grand Chaplain, Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPHERSON, Sacramento; Grand Orator, Rev. J.H. WILSON, Riverside; Grand Marshal, A.H. HENDERSON, San Francisco; Grand Senior Deacon, D.R. YOUNG, Oakland; Grand Junior Deacon, E.W. JOHNSON, Redding; Grand Senior Steward, J.W. MYERS, Hanford; Grand Junior Steward, T.H. LONG, Pasadena; Grand Bible Bearer, Rev. John M. COLLINS, Stockton; Grand Standard Bearer, F.D. McCLANAHAN, Bakersfield; Grand Sword Bearer, W.A. MARTIN, San Francisco;
Grand Pursuviant, Charles E. POGUE, Marysville; Grand Organist, J.C. SPICER, Los Angeles; Grand Tyler, B.E. ROBINSON, Marysville; Committee on Jurisprudence, Dr. R.J. FLETCHER, Chairman; Committee on Finance, J.C. RIVERS, Chairman; Committee on Grievance, L. HOWARD, Chairman; Committee on Foreign Correspondence, George W. WILSON, Chairman. A grand promenade concert followed, being given by Laurel Lodge No. 6, in honor of the visitors.
During the forenoon session yesterday several communications from Eastern Grand Lodges of the Order, bringing greeting and also words of sympathy were read.
One of the important acts of this session of the Grand Lodge is the adoption of a new constitution for the governing of the subordinate Lodges of the jurisdiction.
As a token of the respect in which they hold their Grand Chaplain and in recognition of his faithful services, the delegates presented Rev. Dr. J. Gordon McPHERSON with a gold pin.
Resolutions were adopted thanking the local Lodge for their cordial treatment and the press for courtesies extended.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 8 - Clyde McDONALD, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. McDONALD of this city, was seriously burned last night by the explosion of a tin box of powder, which he and three other little boys had together with a toy cannon and a bunch of firecrackers.
Young McDONALD was standing over the box lighting a firecracker when a spark dropped into the powder, setting it off. The little fellow’s clothing caught on fire, and had it not been for the assistance of his playmates he would have been more seriously burned.
He was conveyed to his home and a physician summoned, who found that he was badly burned about the face and arms, and severely marked by the powder, but no serious results are anticipated.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 8 - An unusual suit was commenced in the Superior Court here yesterday by Mrs. Alice W. SHEBLEY, of Chicago Park, against the Nevada County narrow Gauge Railroad. Mrs. SHEBLEY alleges that the defendant corporation trespassed on her land, which she claims was granted to her and predecessors by the United States in 1870, dug a well, erected a windmill, tank and section house against her wishes and commands. She sues for $300 damages, the property which stands on the land and $100 for attorney’s fees.
MONO LAKE (Mono Co.), June 8 - A.D. GASSAWAY, of Nevada City, and John ALBERT, of San Francisco, have been in this locality for the past five days looking over the old hydraulic mining ground with a view to reworking it. ELBERT and others have been in possession of this ground for some time. They have spent considerable money in assessment work and relocation, and have made many efforts to put the property to the front, but on account of the scarcity of water have been unable to make much headway. The unlimited amount of snow deposited in the Sierras last winter has put encouragement in the heart of the owners and renew activity is looked for in this line of mining for this county.
The Evening Bee
Friday, June 8, 1906
__aring Tragedy At Redding Due To Jealousy Over A Woman And Death Seems Certain To Result REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 8 - At 10:30 this morning George DRASSEL was stabbed twice by George W.F. BORING, and the chances are against his recovery. At this wiring the District Attorney and Court Reporter are engaged in taking what is believed to be his dying statement. Jealousy over a woman is supposed to be at the bottom of the trouble between the two men. The fight between them was a terrible one, each fighting desperately and viciously.
BORING went to a room this morning where DRASSELL was to get something. A quarrel followed, and this soon led to blows. Then BORING, it is said, drew a dagger and thrusted at DRASSELL. The men fought out of the room and down a flight of thirty-five steps into a saloon. Here the terrible battle continued, the men ____ working out of the saloon and ___ an adjoining one. There DRASSELL ___ the barkeeper for a “gun” but was refused, the barkeeper, instead, jumping in and stopping the fight.
Then it was seen that DRASSELL had been seriously wounded. One deep cut was made under his left arm, and another in his bowels above the left ___. BORING was placed under arrest and taken to jail. It is only a few days since he was released from this institution, where he was sent for a misdemeanor.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 8 - Word has reached here to the effect that Miss Corinne FLINT, a well-known young woman of this city, has been married in San Francisco to Afkar GOHRONSON, of that city. A license was issued on Wednesday, but beyond that nothing is known at present, or by Miss FLINT’s most intimate friends. It is understood that Mr. GOHRONSON is connected with a San Francisco hospital, and Miss FLINT herself is a trained nurse. She has been living of late with her sister, M__ Lee NEWBERT, of San Mateo, formerly of Marysville.
GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), June 8 - The marriage of local people within the last week not only breaks the record for this place, but is a matter of much social interest as well. Last Friday in Sacramento, Miss Mearl _NSDELL became the wife of Lewis Y-NG, and they will make their home in Gridley. On Wednesday B_nk McKEON, Superintendent of the Canning Department of the Gridley Cannery, was married in Oroville to Miss Agnus GREENE, now of Penryn, Placer County, but formerly a resident of this place. On the same day in San Francisco, Dr. W.S. LAVY and Miss Eleanor LEAR became man and wife, the ceremony having been performed by Dr. BAIN of the How___ Street Presbyterian Church.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 8 - Four aged, decrepit and penniless Chinese of this place are to be deported to the land of their birth. Strangely enough, the movement was started by a fellow countryman, Chung KEE, a local merchant. He is now busy circulating a petition to obtain sufficient funds to pay their fare to San Francisco and provide them with $2.50 each on their arrival at that place. Several whites have subscribed. KEE, an intelligent Mongol, has ascertained from the Chinese Minister at Washington that the home Government will pay the expense attached to the steamship trip across the Pacific. The men have resided in this neighborhood since the early days where they followed placer mining but have spent their last cent in keeping body and soul together. Their fellow-countrymen are weary of the burden which has been imposed on them for some time, and this move is the result.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 8 - Good progress was made this morning towards securing a jury to try Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, charged with the murder by poison in this city, March 24th last, of Albert N. McVICAR, eight men being sworn in. Each side exercised two peremptories. It is thought that the remainder of the twelve will be secured by the time Court adjourns this evening.
It became evident this morning that the defense will be largely technical. When the Court was called to order, Attorney FAIRALL, for the defense, interposed an objection to the Sheriff and Coroner as being qualified to secure talesmen, on the ground of bias and prejudice, and an affidavit to that effect from Mrs. LE DOUX was filed. Judge NUTTER overruled the objections as to the panel and withheld his ruling as to the qualifications of the officers named until is should appear that another special panel may be necessary.
BRIDGEPORT (Mono Co.), June 8 - James A. RAYCRAFT, owner of the stage line between Carson City, Nev., and this place and proprietor of a large livery stable in Nevada, arrived in this town a few days ago and purchased from Mr. WEBB twenty head of draft horses, some for his own use and the balance to be taken to San Francisco to be used in removing the debris from the city’s stricken streets. The price paid for the band was $5000.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 8 - Mrs. J.M. MORRISSEY, wife of Justice of the Peace MORRISSEY, died here at noon to-day after suffering for a year or more from a malignant case of cancer. Besides her husband she leaves a brother and a sister and four children. She was 34 years of age, and a native of Marysville.
WINNEMUCCA (Nev.), June 8 - Marion NOFSINGER and Al RICHARDSON, who have
been prospecting in the Manhattan district, have returned to Winnemucca disgusted with their luck. A short time before they left the camp they located a group of claims between Jersey Canyon and Round Mountain. As they found only low-grade ore in small quantities, they relinquished the ground and the HUMPHREY brothers, who succeeded them in ownership, sold the group for $40,000 cash, having uncovered a splendid ledge.
Attorney Joseph Called by Death
In opening this morning Judge J.W. HUGHES announced the death of Attorney Isaac JOSEPH, and said: “It is with sorrow that I announce to you the death of one of the members of our bar, Isaac JOSEPH.
“I am informed that he died from nervous prostration, superinduced by overwork and excitement, occasioned by the San Francisco calamity. Mr. JOSEPH was an honest and able lawyer, tenaciously zealous and untiring in his labors for his client, always careful, courteous and painstaking in the discharge of his every duty. His loss will be keenly felt by the members of the Bar and by a large circle of friends in Sacramento. When this Court adjourns it will be out of respect to the memory of our deceased brother.” Mr. JOSEPH was born and educated in this city, where he practiced his profession of the law, up to three years ago, when he removed to San Francisco and established an office there, conducting his affairs in both cities.
He passed away last evening at the Livermore Sanitarium after an illness of some six months. He leaves a wife and two children; his mother, five sisters and two brothers. His sisters are Mrs. C.P. NATHAN, Mrs. M. GRADWOHL and Mrs. Will ASHER, of San Francisco; Mrs. H.L. STICH of this city, and Mrs. Charles HEXTER of Marysville. His brothers are Israel and Jacob JOSEPH of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks and Native Sons. During his lifetime he published several works on probate matters.
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The Saturday Bee Sacramento, Cal.
June 9, 1906
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 9 - Marriage licenses were issued during the week to the following couples: Victor P. PEUBERTHY, aged 34, of Kennett, and Mrs. Estelle P. WHITE, aged 27, of Redding; Commodore C. KISE, aged 30, and Clara C. WOOD, aged 20, both of Redding; Lair A. RALSTON, aged 26, of Round Mountain, and A. Edith JEPSON, aged 20, of Stillwater; Gus KRAEMER, aged 26, and Belle B. MORRED, aged 19, both of Castella.
Mrs. Jane PICKETT received an interlocutory decree of divorce from
Benjamin H. PICKETT, and was given the right to resume her maiden name, Jane
She received the divorce on the ground of failure to provide. Mr. PICKETT is aged 80, and almost blind.
A final decree of divorce was given to H.O. WICKES, of Castella, from Carrie WILKES.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 9 - Professor Benjamin MACOMBER, Principal of the
Shasta County High School, and Miss Teresa CARR, primary teacher in the Redding Grammar Schools and retiring member of the County Board of Education, will be married during the Summer vacation. This pleasing announcement was made public yesterday.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 9 - Alonzo JONES and Mrs. Ellen BURKE, both of Grants Pass, Oregon, were married here this week. It was the third matrimonial venture for each, the bride having divorced two husbands and the groom having buried two wives. The bride is 29 years of age and the groom is 43.
MARYSVILLE, June 9 - The one marriage license to be issued in Yuba County this week resulted in the union of William L. NEWBERT, of Smartsville, and Miss Nellie WRIGHT, of Waldo. The nuptial knot was tied at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. RAMSEY, Wednesday.
Miss Alice WARD, a former resident of this city, and Eugene GRANDJEAN, a San Francisco merchant, were married at the metropolis this week. Mrs. Daisy M. FIELDS has commenced divorce proceedings in the Superior Court of this county against her husband, T.W. FIELDS, on the grounds of desertion. The defendant has left the State and an order for publication of summons has been made.
WILLOWS, June 9 - A marriage license was granted this week to Warren Robert SUTHERLAND and Alma Grace PENHALE, both of Willows.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 9 - The following marriage licenses were issued the past week: Melvin Samuel ANDERSON and Louise Marie BECKWITH of Sacramento; Calvin G. KERR, of Richmond, and Miss Mabel Maude WITHAM, of Woodland.
OROVILLE, June 9 - The County Clerk issued the following marriage licenses this week: Calvin JACKSON, aged 24, of Honcut, and Della YANDELL, aged 19, of Gridley; Henry Erwin WAGNER, aged 21, of Oakland, and Ruby Luella HART, aged 18, of Chico; Samuel Allen BATEMAN, aged 24, of Petaluma, and May Edith CRANDALL, aged 17, of Magalia; Agnes Mary GREEN, aged 18, of Penryn, and Frank McKEOWN, aged 21, of Gridley; Fred Magnus PLEIFFER, aged 18, of Chico, and Nettie VAN ORNUM, aged 17, at Chico.
part of the county during the past week. Miss Maud KRENGLE became the bride of Robert WEAR in this city, Dr. George W. BEATTY, of the M.E. Church, officiating. They will reside here.
At the home of the bride’s parents in Penn Valley, west of this place, Miss May DAVEY and William FRASER were united in marriage, Rev. H.C. RICHARDSON, of the Fernley M.E. Church, having the honor to unite them. Miss Hattie ROWE and Cornelius J. CLAUSON assumed the holy bonds in this place, the nuptial knot being tied by Rev. F.E. DELL, of the Congregational Church.
of Mariposa County, arrived in Keswick yesterday morning. He was a disappointed man. He had heard a few years back that Keswick was the liveliest town in Superior California, which was a correct estimate of the town at the time FOLGER received his information. However, he had not since kept well informed. He had not learned that the smelter had been closed for nearly two years and the entire pay roll of the Mountain Copper Company at Keswick now included twenty-five names.
About a week ago he became disgusted with Mariposa County and concluded to make a jump to Shasta County and strike the liveliest town within its borders. Without stopping to get more recent information he bought a ticket to Keswick and had his baggage checked accordingly. When he alighted from the stage in front of the Post Office he could not see a man on main Street. He got his bearings before the day was far advanced and went on to Kennett on the evening train.
days previous to the earthquake, and charged with grand larceny. Owing to the weeks of legal holidays the case had to be postponed. Yesterday the prisoner was brought into Court to be tried. To save the county considerable expenses he was allowed to plead to the charge of petty larceny, and was sentenced by the Justice to 100 days in the County Jail.
place and one of the finest dwellings in Scott Valley, was destroyed yesterday afternoon by a fire that is supposed to have originated in a defective flue. But little furniture was saved. The residence was a total loss of $3500, partially covered by insurance.
RENO (Nev), June 9 - Yesterday afternoon in the District Court, Mrs. Joseph W. WASSELL, the wife of a prominent Chicago physician, was granted a divorce. The divorce was obtained without opposition on the part of the husband, whose attorney appeared in Court and stated that WASSALL was satisfied with the wife’s petition.
Mrs. WASSALL, who alleged desertion, is a musical composer. She is a beautiful woman, and was married to WASSALL about fifteen years ago. They lived unhappily and parted three years ago. She came to Reno about eight months ago and filed a petition for divorce as soon as she had gained residence. Her complaint was sealed and as her attorney maintained secrecy, her identity was not learned until yesterday.
Sam Davis Scores Supreme Justice
CARSON (Nev.), June 9 - Sam DAVIS, State Controller and formerly editor of the Carson Appeal, has written a scathing letter in which he takes ex-Supreme Judge CHENEY to task for scolding newspaper men at a banquet given to the press on commencement night at the State University. After reproaching CHENEY for repeating a slander against him, DAVIS says: “I can only submit the following:
“Nothing can be a worse exhibition of bad breeding, of which I trust you will never be guilty, than the trespassing upon the hospitality of the host by criticizing his guests. If you are ever tempted to do so remember that the usages of good society forbid it - Chesterfield’s letters to his son. “Nothing so outrages the customs of society as the criticism of a guest in the presence of the host - Beadle’s book of etiquette, page 18.
Fear Escaped Man May Commit Crime
RENO (Nev.), June 9 - J.H. FREEMAN, the demented violinist who escaped from the asylum, is still at liberty and the peace officers as well as the asylum Superintendent are greatly worried for fear that he will commit some serious act of violence, sane, made an unsuccessful effort to sane, made an unsuccessful effirt to kill several persons. (Sic) He imagines that everyone is his enemy and for this reason was kept in constant close confinement, usually in a heavily barred cell. A reward has been offered for his capture and several men are hunting for him. The asylum officials say they are in dread lest they learn that he has precipitated some fearful tragedy.
Fisherman’s Remains Found in River
SPARKS (Nev.), June 9 - The partially decayed remains of a stranger believed to be R. LOWENBURG, formerly of Elko, Nev., were found in the Truckee River a mile below Sparks last evening. There were but a few small pieces of silver in his pockets, but the dead man carried a check book which showed that at one time last Summer he had many thousand dollars upon deposit in the Henderson Bank at Elko. One deposit entry was for the sum of $5000. The body was dressed in a fisherman’s outfit. A dispatch from Elko says LOWENBURG probably committed suicide, as a letter received from him by David CASPER a few days ago told of financial losses and indicated melancholia. LOWENBURG lived in Elko County for thirty years and was well known. He was an expert bookkeeper and was formerly Deputy County Clerk.
Fear He Lost Life in San Francisco Fire
RENO (Nev.), June 9 - Nothing has been heard in this city of Robert BLITHER, the young laundryman who left on April 5th for Oakland to accept a position in a laundry there. He has disappeared as completely as though swallowed up. His relatives at this place and at Florison, Cal., are greatly worried and have requested the police to aid in the search. A short time before leaving Reno, BLITHER was arrested upon a charge of petty larceny. He always protested that he was not guilty, and it is feared that his punishment, a light jail sentence, so preyed upon his mind that he fled to some section of the country where he would not be known. His relatives think he was injured or killed during the San Francisco fire, but this occurred two weeks after his departure, since which no tidings have been received from him.
GOLDFIRELD (Nev.), June 9 - Gordon CAMPBELL, one of the most prominent mining brokers in the city, whose departure for the coast recently gave rise to stories that he was heavily in debt and would not be able to meet his obligations, has returned to Goldfield to deny the stories. He says his dealings in Goldfield have always been strictly legitimate and that he expects to continue in business, meeting all obligations as they fall due. He denounces the rumors that he had embezzled stocks belonging to other brokers and mining operators.
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The Evening Bee
Monday, June 11, 1906
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 11 - For firing two shots on May 25th at James QUAILE in the Grass Lake construction camp of the California & Northwestern Railroad, Byrl DUNLAP will spend two years in San Quentin prison. He was sentenced Saturday noon by Judge BEARD in the Superior Court and was started for the penitentiary in the afternoon.
QUAILE is foreman of the construction on the railroad at “the front.” DUNLAP was a laborer under his employ. DUNLAP was drinking heavily on May 25th and while crazy drunk he fired twice at QUAILE and would probably have emptied his revolver at the foreman had not bystanders interfered promptly and disarmed him. One of the bullets passed through the sleeve of QUAILE’s coat.
DUNLAP pleaded guilty. He said he had no realization of what he had done. When he was sober he had no malice against QUAILE and he could not understand why he should have fired at him when he (DUNLAP) was drunk. QUAILE joined in asking the Court to be lenient in passing sentence.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 11 - The annual picnic and prize shooting of the Red Bluff Rifle Club was held yesterday at the Dibble Creek Grove and many excellent scores were made. The occasion was made more enjoyable by the presence of a dozen members of the Redding Scheytzen Club, and many of the Shasta County officials accompanied the party.
The highest score was made by Sheriff J.E. RICHARDSON, who was tied with Tony JAEGEL for the first prize, and the Shasta official won out when it came to the second shooting. An elaborate dinner was served on the grounds and all the leading city and county officials were present as guests of the club, which has these officers: Paul BEUTHE, President; Wm. A. FISH, Secretary.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 11 - The body of late Richard TONEY, who was killed at Bryant’s Camp, near Lyonsville, while working for the Sierra Lumber Company, was brought to this city Saturday and shipped to his former home in San Jose, where his widowed mother resides. He had his neck broken by being struck on the head by the wire rope slipping in the act of hoisting a log and death was instantaneous. TONEY would have received a fortune of about $10,000 if he had lived another month. This fatal accident occurred Wednesday afternoon, as already related in The Bee.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 11 - Mrs. Margaret CUSICK, an old and widely respected resident of Shasta County, died yesterday afternoon in this city at the residence of her son-in-law, Dom O’GARA, after a long illness of cancer of the stomach. She was 56 years of age and formerly conducted a hotel near Redding. The body will be taken to this later city Tuesday afternoon and the funeral will be held from the Catholic Church, Rev. Father NUGENT officiating.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 11 - Congratulations are being extended Rev. Francis A. LAMB, pastor of the M.E. Church of this city, whose engagement to Miss Grace M. HART of Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, has just been announced. The minister will leave during July to return with the young woman as his bride. The wedding will be performed on August 15th at the home of Miss HART’s parents.
A pretty romance is connected with the approaching wedding. They met several years ago while Mr. LAMB was attending the Boston Theological Seminary, Miss HART being a student in the Boston University. They graduated the same year. From that acquaintanceship ripened friendship and finally love, which is soon to lead to a pretty wedding. LAMB is a very popular pastor, and after his wedding will return here with his fair bride.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 11 - Out at the County Hospital lies W. HINEICH with his skull probably fractured. He was brought here from Truckee, near which place he was injured while beating his way on a freight train. While riding on top of a car his head struck against a beam in one of the snow sheds, cutting a deep and ragged gash. That his brains were not dashed out is miraculous. He is from Oakland, and his mother, who was notified of his condition, has arrived to be at his bedside.
NAPA (Napa Co.), June 11 - Further steps have been taken by the District Attorney to close up the nine saloons at Yountville. Complaints were sworn to before Justice McKNIGHT at Napa, charging E.A. BARNARD and D. McVICKER with selling liquor within a mile and a half of the Veterans’ Home. McVICKER has been conducting a social club at Yountville in a building formerly used by E.A. BARNARD as a saloon, and the authorities claim that he has been selling beer and other liquors in his clubrooms. BARNARD has been occupying another building at Yountville, and the authorities state that they have evidence that he has been selling liquor in violation of the State law. Several cases already tried have resulted in acquittals, but George GIBBS and Theo WHITTON have pleaded guilty at recent hearings.
DUTCH FLAT (Placer Co.), June 11 - Chin Mow, a member of the Quong Hong Sing Company, of this place, was badly bitten by a dog about the face. The injured man was visiting a Chinese camp close by and was told, by a Chinaman in charge of the place, that the dog would not bite, and proceeded to enter the house, when the dog jumped and caught him by the lip, making an ugly wound.
Aged Pioneer of Stage Days Dead
LOVELOCK (Nev.), June 11 - James SAY, aged 70 years, known to thousands of old Californians as the man who conducted the overland stage station at the southern point of Humboldt Lake, in Nevada, is dead. He passed away in this city, where he lived during his last days. SAY owned valuable mining property in Churchill County, Nevada. He came west in early days and when the argonauts crossed the plains he entertained thousands of them at his stage station, which was located upon the overland road. The construction of the Central Pacific Railway took away his occupation, and he then took up mining with good success.
GOLDFIELD (Nev.), June 11 - H.F. CHURCHILL, of New York, and T.F. BONNEAU and O.F. MATKIN, of Goldfield, have just closed an important mining deal, taking over the Spokane and Frisco groups on Gold Mountain. The claims lie on the northeastern slope of the mountain, and adjoin the famous Mitchell group, which are now being opened up by a strong syndicate.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, June 12, 1906
SAN JOSE, June 12 - The autopsy held this morning on the body of Mrs. Salvador SANFELIPE, who was mysteriously shot to death last night just as she stepped outside her home on Lincoln Avenue, showed that she was shot from the rear, and not from the front, as had been supposed.
The Evening Bee
Tuesday, June 12, 1906
St. Helena Man Quarrels With Companion at Napa and Double Tragedy Ensues NAPA (Napa Co.), June 12 - Roy STURR, of St. Helena, an employe of the Napa Valley Railroad, and a woman known in the under world as Carrie CLARK, is dead in the Morgue here - one murdered and the other a suicide. STURR has been mixed up with the woman for some time. He visited her house in this place last night, and a quarrel ensued. What it was about no one now seems to know. It precipitated the tragedy, however, for high words were soon followed by two pistol shots, and then, after a little interval, by three more.
Other women of the Clark stripe heard the shooting and rushed into the room where it took place. A terrible sight met their gaze. On the floor, with blod (sic) oozing from ghastly wounds, in the back of her head, lay STURR’s mistress, and near by her, stretched upon his back, was the man, with wounds in the head and body.
STURR had shot the woman and then himself. Death apparently came to him instantly, but life lingered in the woman for several minutes after her associates broke into the room.
The nightwatchman was summoned and took charge of the remains. The Coroner will hold an inquest to-day.
Roy STURR was the son of Nightwatchman STURR, of St. Helena, a respectable family. He had been in the employ of the Napa Valley Railroad for some time as a lineman, and appeared to be fairly industrious, but was addicted to evil ways. The news of the tragedy has caused a sensation at St. Helena, where he was well known.
Officers Now think Three Other Japanese In Addition To One Found Perished In The Water STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 12 - A searching party is engaged in looking for the bodies of three Japanese, who, it is thought, met their death with another of their race - Elichi GOKESHIGE - whose body has been recovered.
GOKESHIGE’s remains were brought to Stockton from the Fabian Tract and an inquest into the cause of his death was held. It was through the inquest that the full story of the tragedy was learned. It seems that the deceased and three other Japs were engaged in the contracting business with their fellow-countrymen on the Fabian Tract on Old River. Last Monday they decided to go to Tracy and see someone in regard to a business matter. The land between the Fabian place and Tracy is flooded to a great extent and it is possible to go by small boat. The Japs took a duck boat and started for the town. That was the last seen of them.
Wednesday another Japanese discovered the rowboat half-filled with water and debris. He summoned his friends and the boat was towed to shore. The debris was removed and the body of GOKESHIGE was found under it. The Coroner is of the opinion that the quartet were thrown out and that GOKESHIGE was the only one who managed to clamber into the craft again. He probably died in the boat.
The Japanese who found the body cannot speak English, and did not know what to do with the body. They waited a day or so and then sent word to a fellow countryman in San Francisco, who telephoned to this city last Saturday.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 12 - C.M. RITTER, Principal of the Stockton High School, has presented his resignation to Arthur TATTERSON, of the Board of Education. The resignation is to take effect upon the election of his successor. He states that he will be glad to be of any assistance to his successor from the present time to the 22d of the month, or even later, if he does not go East.
It is possible he intends to go East to attend to business matters connected with his father’s estate, but there is a rumor to the effect that he has resigned because he is opposed to Mr. TATTERSON’s recent change in the High School curriculum, making it optional with a student to choose either a business education or a preparatory course for college. Principal RITTER came to this city during the term of 1902-3 to accept the place of D.A. MOBLEY.
According to a rumor, Frank B. WOOTEN, the former Principal of the Lodi High School, has been slated for the position.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 12 - Dr. S.E. LATTA, who helped conduct the autopsy on A.N. McVICAR’s body, was given a rigid cross-examination after the 2 o’clock recess in the LE DOUX murder case yesterday. Attorney FAIRALL used more technical terms than the physician. The witness finally asked the Court for assistance.
“Why didn’t you take the temperature of this man?” asked FAIRALL.
“Because he was dead,” answered the witness.
“You assumed so.”
“I know it,” was the emphatic reply.
The defense is making a strong play with the technical side of the case and is evidently trying to confuse the professional men in the testimony. Attorney FAIRALL said during the noon recess that he would have physicians and chemists to testify when he puts in his case.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 12 - Judge GADDIS yesterday denied the petition for writ of habeas corpus by Charles WAUGHTEL to secure the possession of his little 4-year-old daughter Mabel.
The child, as told in The Bee several days ago, has been in the keeping of August SILBERSTEIN, an uncle, since the death of the mother. He fought the granting of the writ.
William F. DAVIS, of Sacramento, has petitioned to be appointed guardian of the little girl. The estate consists of $2000, life insurance. The petition also says that WAUGHTEL was to pay $7.50 per month for the support of the child from the time of his divorce from the little girl’s mother and he has failed so far to do so. The hearing of the petition is set for June 18th.
Man Who Killed His Wife And Wounded Her Cousin Meets Rebuff At Hands Of The
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 12 - William H. TREBILCOX, of this city,
must die on the gallows for the murder of his wife, which took place here on
March 14, 1905. Late yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court reaffirmed the
decision of the Superior Court of this county, thus ending all hope for the
condemned man. He is now in San Quentin, but will be brought back for
re-sentence at Nevada City.
The killing was most brutal and coolly planned. The couple had been living apart for some time, on account of TREBILCOX’s habits. His wife declared she would not live with him again until he quit drinking. He promised, but did not make good. On the fatal morning TREBILCOX, who had slept very late, having a room in the Holbrooke House, purchased a 38-caliber revolver from a local dealer, saying he wanted one that would shoot straight. The salesman loaded the weapon and gave it to the purchaser, who seemed in his usual mental condition. Prior to making the purchase he had two drinks of whisky with the proprietor of the place in a saloon.
TREBILCOX then headed straight for the home he had not been allowed to visit for weeks. On the way he stopped at the Antlers’ Saloon and had another drink. He walked on down the street to the dwelling. At the front door he was confronted by his wife’s cousin, Charles ALLEN, who had been boarding and lodging there. TREBILCOX ordered him from the place, according to ALLEN’s testimony at the trial, under pain of death. The lad, just 19, was driven through the house to the kitchen door. There, he testified, TREBILCOX again threatened to kill him, drawing his revolver, and also announced that he had good notion to kill his wife, too. She had stepped outside, having been warned by her cousin as he hurried through the house. As TREBILCOX drew, ALLEN did also. TREBILCOX shot his wife in the back of the head at distance of ten feet. She fell dead in her tracks. ALLEN, who was a few feet at one side, fired at the murderer, but missed. TREBILCOX fired from behind the door, putting a bullet through ALLEN’s left thigh. ALLEN ran from the place to a near-by saloon, followed by two more shots from TREBILCOX’s weapon, which missed.
Meeting City Marshall DEEBLE on his way to the scene, TREBILCOX gave him self up, handing his revolver to the officer with the remark that he had killed his wife. On the way to the County Jail he spoke bitterly against young ALLEN, whom he accused of breaking up his home. This, however, was given no credence by people who knew the dead woman best. Both TREBILCOX and his wife had resided here from childhood, and up to the time he began drinking he was well regarded, being a hard-working miner. The dead woman was aged 20 years.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 12 - Miss Margaret E. SMITH and L.E. HUTCHINGS will be married at the home of the bride-elect in this city Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Rev. Wenk, pastor of the M.E. Church will perform the ceremony. The bride was a teacher in the grammar schools in this city last term. Mr. HUTCHINGS is a prosperous rancher near this city.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 12 - Captain J.G. LEE of Company ___ , this city, visited Adjutant-General LAUCK in Sacramento yesterday. LAUCK expressed a desire that the preliminary rifle shoot before the California team goes to ____, new Jersey, be held near this city, and Captain LEE has been authorized to look for a suitable range. He will again coach the California team this year.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 12 - Jack CLIFFORD, the pride of this city, will fight either Toby IRWIN or HERRERA at Sacramento on July 3d. He had a long talk last night with Manager CONLEY, of the Sacramento Yosemite Club, over the phone, and agreed to take on either of these men, allowing them to name their own terms in order to get the match. CONLEY said he could have the date mentioned, and CLIFFORD declared it just suited him. He further stated that if IRWIN or HERRERA backed out, he stood ready to meet any man of his class.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 12 - As the result of being kicked in the abdomen by a horse, Gus NICHOLS, a hostler, who was employed at MOCK’s livery stable in this city, occupies a slab at the morgue. So far as known the deceased has no relatives in California. He was a German, 57 years of age. The physicians who conducted the post mortem examination state that internal hemorrhages caused death. An inquest will be held to-night. NICHOLS served during his lifetime in the German and American armies.
MANTON (Shasta Co.), June 12 - Charles BAKER, who was found dead in his cabin in the woods last Friday, was aged 80 years. At the inquest held Saturday the physician to the Coroner stated that from appearances BAKER had been dead eight of ten days when his body was discovered by the stockmen who accidentally sought shelter in the cabin from a passing storm. Up to last October BAKER owned a good ranch and several head of stock. Realizing that he had but a few years at best to live, he deeded his entire estate to Mrs. E.A. STONE, of Manton, who had cared for him in several spells of sickness. The only consideration mentioned in the deed was gratitude. Mrs. STONE, grateful for the substantial gift, paid all the expenses of the funeral, which was held here yesterday afternoon.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 12 - The funeral of Mrs. Andy CUSICK, of Middle Creek, whose death occurred Sunday in Red Bluff, as told in yesterday’s Bee, was held here this morning from the Catholic Church. Mrs. CUSICK was a pioneer of the county, all of her life but the first eight years having been spent within its borders. For fourteen years she and her husband conducted the Tower House, between Shasta and French Gulch, a famous stopping place in the days of stage coaches. For the last nineteen years Mrs. CUSICK was Postmaster at Middle Creek (Waugh), and resigned only a little over a month ago. No one could be found in the small settlement to take the position she had held so long, largely as a matter of public accommodation, and so the office was abolished.
Mrs. CUSICK was survived by her husband and eight children, among whom are Mrs. Dom O’GARA, of Red Bluff, James CUSICK, of Dunsmuir, and Mrs. Maggie PLUMMER, of Seattle.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 12 - The annual examination of applicants for
licenses to teach school is in progress this week. Of the thirteen
applicants not a single one is of the sterner sex. Those taking the
examination are Josie MULLEN, Mabel HOUSTON, Helen BEATTIE, Katie JOSEPH,
Burney BIDWELL, Nellie BIDWELL, Emma KELLEY, Bessie FIRLOTTE, Maud ROBINSON,
Donna DENNIS, Pearl PETTY, Frankie FITZWATER and Minnie JAMES.
BALLS FERRY (Shasta Co.), June 12 - Veterinary Surgeon G.C. TAYLOR, of Redding, condemned three horses here Saturday because they were affected with glanders. As they had been running for some time in the pasture with other animals, he looks for more cases from infection.
CHICO (Butte Co.), June 12 - Archie M. NASH, business manager of the Enterprise-Post of this city, has received word of the death of his grandfather, John G. MERRIAM, at Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Mr. MERRIAM lacked a little over two months of being 100 years old. He was born at Paris, Oneida County, N.Y., 1806, and in 1829 located in Wisconsin.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 12 - Thomas PARTRIDGE, a young man about 19 years of age, and a resident of Chico, was committed to the Napa Insane Asylum yesterday.
With his father, mother and sister he was driven out of Zion C___ a short time ago on account of statements made by the elder PARTRIDGE which cast reflections upon DOWIE’s character. The family originally came from Australia to enter the zionist colony.
PARTRIDGE’s mania is of a religious nature. He talks incessantly, and imagines he is holding communication with the angels.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), June 12 - Francis J. LINDGREEN, a sailor on the Independence, on Sunday evening took several tablets of potash with suicidal intent in a house of ill-fame in this city. By quick treatment at the Emergency Hospital at the Police Station his life was saved. At 1 o’clock Sunday morning a guard came over from the Independence, but LINDGREEN got very violent, and had to be handcuffed and bound before being taken to the ship. On the boat going over he tried to jump into the bay, and when put in the brig on the ship he tried to tear his shirt up to hang himself. He is undoubtedly insane, and will be sent to an institution.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 12 - H.B. STEWART, who conducts an employment office here, had seventeen Greeks arrested yesterday and brought before Justice WARD.
STEWART avers that he paid their railroad faire, and furnished them with meals and beds. They were given positions on the Western Pacific but worked only a day and quit, failing to recompense STEWART for the outlay he had made in their behalf.
The parties were discharged upon their promise to go back to work and refund STEWART his money.
The Evening Bee
Tuesday, June 12, 1906
QUINCY (Plumas Co.), June 12 - It is reported that the Sparks-Humphrey Meat Company, which has the contract to furnish the Utah Construction Company with meat, and which has several cold storage plants and distributing points along the line between Oroville and Beckwith Pass, is negotiating for the purchase of the Plumas Meat Market, in Quincy. It seems to be the police of the Sparks-Humphrey combination to buy out all small competitors in this section. Recently they purchased the Beckwith butcher shop, paying therefore a handsome figure.
QUINCY (Plumas Co.), June 12 - Last Friday morning a drunken character named MORGAN at New Mohawk, indecently exposed himself in the presence of women. He was immediately placed under arrest and taken before the Justice of the Peace. He was tried by a jury the same day, found guilty, and Justice FLYNN sentenced him to six months in the County Jail. Constable THRALL arrived in Quincy with the prisoner at 12 o’clock the same night. This was swift justice, indeed, for a country Court.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 12 - For the second time in the short space of a week, the stork has brought twin babies to this community. Last Thursday, as announced in The Bee at the time, two girl babies arrived at the home of John H. BOOTH, who eighteen months ago became the proud daddy of a son and a daughter in one night.
Yesterday it was the home circle of Edward HELLMAN which was enlarged by twin girl babies, the first children to arrive to the couple. A strange coincidence in connection with these births is that both fathers are engaged in the ice business - HELLMAN engaged being the manager of a plant which turns out the artificial article, while BOOTH drives the ice wagon for an opposition concern, which has the natural article.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 12 - Gus DEVERAUX and Robert MOULLIN are two young Englishmen who formerly conducted a poultry farm in the rich Antelope Valley on the east bank of the Sacramento River, and a few months ago they were accused by a neighbor, G.G. STICE, who occupies the St. Mary’s Park property of Judge N.P. CHIPMAN, with having killed a calf belonging to the last-named.
The case was set for trial yesterday in the Superior Court, the two men having been held by the Justice’s Court. MOULLIN made his appearance with his counsel, Attorney N.A. GERNON, but the partner could not be found. DEVERAUX put up a cash bail of $500, and the case was postponed until next Friday, when the money will be declared forfeited unless the missing man appears.
It is alleged that the hide of the calf, together with some of the veal, was found in the house formerly occupied by the Englishmen. The poultry farm was sold to obtain money for the bail, and pending the sale of the property, one of the partners languished in jail for a few weeks.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 12 - Eli POPEJOY was arrested Sunday at Copper City by Constable KINYON, of Fall River Mills, on suspicion of being connected with the attempted hold-up of the De La Mar stage on October 9th last and the murder of Express Messenger Dan HASKELL. Strictly speaking, POPEJOY was not arrested, but was simply taken into custody, for no formal complaint has been sworn to. POPEJOY was put into the County Jail Sunday evening. The fact was kept secret by the officers, and leaked out accidentally late yesterday afternoon.
Constable KINYON declines to make public the evidence upon which he bases his suspicions. He says he will swear to a complaint some time to-day. It is reported that a second arrest has been made at Copper City, but the officers are non-communicative. They are working very secretively and the public does not care it they do, if they will only run down the real stage robbers.
Eli POPEJOY is a son of the late Theodore POPEJOY, pioneer of the Copper City region. He is a half-breed and a man of fair reputation. He is aged 31, and a miner. He was at work in the Bully Hill Mine Sunday when Constable KINYON took him in charge. POPEJOY wept like a child and stoutly protested his innocence. He would make no statement.
Copper City is about six miles from the scene of the attempted stage hold-up. POPEJOY has lived in the region all his life. People here are not disposed to believe POPEJOY guilty. They have certainly no evidence against him, and therefore await with interest for the officers to show their hand. People are particularly slow to jump at conclusions in view of the fact that the officers made a mistake March 32d (sic) when they arrested Con HARDWICK and Charles WHITESCARBOR for the crime. Circumstances were against HARDWICK and WHITESCARBOR, yet on April 6th they were discharged from custody and completely vindicated. To their credit, too, be it said, they have since remained in this vicinity and have done all in their power to help the officers run down new clues. It is possible that they have given evidence that has led to the arrest of POPEJOY. This is all conjecture, however.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), June 12 - At noon to-day, Tom THOMAS, nightwatchman at the big steam shovel working below Antelope, was run over here by freight train No. 216, and received injuries that probably will prove fatal. He has been suffering from rheumatism and was on crutches. The train was switching, and he attempted to cross behind it, but was caught by backed-up cars. His left foot was cut off above the ankle and part of his left hand, and his right leg was broken above the knee and his head terribly cut. He was hurried to the Railroad Hospital at Sacramento. Mr. THOMAS is a resident of Roseville and was well-known here, where he has many friends.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 - National Guardsman Laurence N. BECHTEL was held to answer to-day after a preliminary hearing for the killing of Frank RIORDAN, the young athlete, who was shot down during the progress of the fire last April.
A charge of manslaughter was placed against BECHTEL.
Bonds were fixed at $5000.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, June 13, 1906
Where is Philip EPSTEIN? - Chief of Police DENNY has received a letter inquiring as to the whereabouts of Philip EPSTEIN, formerly a shoemaker in San Francisco. The letter was written by Mrs. EPSTEIN and states that she will be in this city to-day or to-morrow.
E.L. CHIOPECK, Executive Officer of the Law and Order League, was married yesterday afternoon at the Church of the Advent in East Oakland, to Miss Grace BRUCKMANN of San Francisco. The ceremony was a quiet one, and Rev. G.E. SWAN of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Sacramento, officiated.
The extra session of the Legislature which adjourned yesterday cost $83,696.20, divided between the two branches as follows:
Senate, per diem, $4528.90; Assembly, per diem, $9118.40; Senate officers and clerks, $2307.50; Assembly officers and clerks, $2604; Senate contingent expense, $2737.40; Assembly contingent expense, $4000; legislative printing, $8400.
This was the date set for sentencing Edward JOHNSON, the youth who pleaded guilty last Monday to a charge of grand larceny. JOHNSON had been arrested on a charge of having robbed a man named KRAFT, of $7. Judge HART said he was not ready to pass sentence this morning and continued the matter until next Saturday morning. JOHNSON is only 20 years of age. He told the Court of his wanderings over the country since he left his home in Michigan and wept when he referred to his sister back in the old home.
Mrs. Lucy UPSON HANCHETT passed away this morning in San Jose. The news of the death was a sad shock to the relatives of Mrs. HANCHETT in this city, for although they knew she had been ill, it was not believed her ailment was of a serious nature. Deceased was born in Sacramento, and resided here until her marriage about ten years ago to Lewis HANCHETT, when she took up her residence in San Francisco. She was held in high esteem by the young people of Sacramento. A few months ago she moved to San Jose. She was the sister of L.S., Miller, Burchell, Nellie and Marian UPSON, of this city, and Mrs. W.R. ORMSBY, of San Francisco. She leaves two daughters. The funeral will take place Friday morning from San Jose, and the interment will be made in the Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland.
PASADENA, June 13 - Ned L. CHAPIN of Pasadena, who was recently expelled from Annapolis Naval Academy for hazing, has declined to go back under reappointment, according to a statement by the father of the young man. The offer of reappointment came, it is stated, through United States Senator ___KINS to the elder CHAPIN. Young CHAPIN states that he does not care to enter the United States Navy now.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13 - The residence of Mrs. E.C. HARRISON, on Buchanan Street was robbed in a daring manner at 10 o’clock this morning by an unknown man who rang the bell and asked to see the lady of the house. Mrs. HARRISON’s little boy, who had answered the bell, went to call his mother. When she reached the door the man had gone, and an examination showed that he had taken a handbag containing jewelry and other articles valued at $150.
The Evening Bee
Wednesday, June 13, 1906
Not Only Reappointed Principal But Given Larger Salary, As Were Teachers Who Stood With Him CHICO (Butte Co.), June 13 - The climax of the trouble in the Chico High School, as told in yesterday’s Bee, was reached last night at the School Board meeting in the Council Chambers of the Chico City Hall, when, instead of dismissing him from the school Principalship, the Trustees reappointed W.W. MACKAY for the ensuing season, with an increase of $100 per annum in his salary.
Professor Bert B. TUCKER, who was charged with having been at the bottom of the trouble, and who was accused of working to gain the Principalship for himself, was left off the list entirely.
All the other teachers were given an increase of $50 in this year’s salaries.
Professor MACKAY was notified by the Board to select another man to fill Professor TUCKER’s position, subject to the approval of the Trustees. Since one of the other six teachers resigned unconditionally, a vacancy has been left in the teaching force for next year, which must also be filled. The original charges against Professor MACKAY, which induced the Board to ask for his resignation, are still an unobtainable as ever, and may never be definitely known, although they still appear to have been merely charges against his enforcement of discipline among the school boys. So great was the opposition to the proposed action of the Board in dismissing Professor MACKAY, among the High School scholars, that two lengthy petitions were written and sent to the Trustees, one signed by Committee’s representing student enterprises, and the other signed by practically every member of the school. These petitions protested against the dismissal of Professor MACKAY and against the proposed installation of Professor TUCKER as Principal.
The meeting-room of the Board was crowded last night with citizens and students who expected some sensational disclosures.
CHICO (Butte Co.), June 13 - With her hip broken, jawbone dislocated, nose broken, and bruises and cuts over her entire body, Mrs. SMITH, and aged woman of this place died at 1 o’clock this morning. Mrs. SMITH was standing on the corner in front of her home when a runaway horse with a buggy attached dashed upon the sidewalk, and before she could get out of the way she was run over and frightfully injured. Bystanders rushed to the aged woman’s assistance, and she was tenderly conveyed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles NELSON, where she died.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 13 - The charge of larceny against Joseph BECK, charged with stealing a small amount of provisions from one of the railroad contractor’s camps, where he was employed, was dismissed this morning and BECK released from custody. BECK refused to accept the services of a lawyer and intended to defend himself had the case gone to trial. The reason for the dismissal is that two of the principal witnesses have left the State and without their testimony it would be impossible to secure a conviction.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 13 - The residence of E. GILMAN, at Thermalito, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Three years ago a residence on the same site was also destroyed by fire. The fire yesterday was caused by the explosion of a coal oil stove, the flames spreading so rapidly that GILMAN was unable to save anything. The loss is about $10,000, covered by a moderate insurance.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 13 - Announcement is made of the marriage to-morrow of Miss Orma BROWNING and William G.H. STEPHENS, both of this city. The wedding will be solemnized at St. Luke’s Church, Woodland, at 2 p.m. Rector D.E. HOLT will officiate.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BROWNING, and the groom the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. STEPHENS, both prominent families. Another wedding announced for to-morrow is that of Miss Mary BROWNING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.Y. BROWNING, of near this city, and Peter F. McLAUGHLIN, of Los Angeles. Mr. McLAUGHLIN is connected with the Arrowhead, a publication of that city. The wedding will occur at the beautiful country home of the bride’s parents at 2 o’clock. Professor A.M. ELSTON, of Berkeley, officiating. The couple will leave on the afternoon train for Los Angeles, their future home.
It is a coincidence that the brides of these two weddings are cousins, and both are favorites in local society.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 13 - H.J. IRVINE and Miss Ethel YOUNG were married yesterday at the home of the bride’s mother, Rev. LUNDY, of the First Presbyterian Church, performing the impressive ceremony. Only relatives and a few intimate friends witnessed the wedding. Mr. IRVINE is engaged in the express business and is well known in the city. His bride is an attractive young woman and also has a large list of friends who wish her success in her new venture.
CORNING (Tehama Co.), June 13 - The wedding of Bion MILLS and Miss Clyve ADKINS, which took place at the home of the bride’s parents, one mile southeast of Corning last night, was witnessed by a number of the friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Eugene CLARKSON, of Red Bluff. The contracting parties are very favorably known in Corning where they have a host of friends.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 13 - Coroner KITTO received word late Tuesday afternoon that an unknown man had been killed by a train near Webster Station, between Sacramento and Davisville, Monday night, the body being hurled into the water. It was not found. As the current is very swift where the accident occurred the body will probably be carried far down stream before being recovered.
His Attorney Lays Blame On Mother-In-Law, But Says Defendant Did Not Mean To Shoot And Kill Her AUBURN (Placer Co.), June 13 - The trial of John A. JOHNSON, charged with attempting to kill his mother-in-law, Mrs. Andrew SMITH, in the Rock Creek district, a few months ago, was begun in the Superior Court here yesterday. JOHNSON’s defense is temporary insanity. He disclaims having had any intention to kill his mother-in-law.
L.L. CHAMBERLAIN, the defendant’s attorney, in his opening statement said he would show that his client had been badgered and unjustly accused of crime by Mrs. SMITH; that she had done everything she could to estrange the defendant from his wife; that this continual hostile attitude of his mother-in-law had so preyed upon his mind that he became irresponsible and that, though he fired the shots, he had never intended to kill his mother-in-law.
The defendant’s wife and four children were in Court yesterday. Mrs. SMITH, the defendant’s mother-in-law, testified to the stormy interview between herself and the defendant on the night of the shooting, in which vile and opprobrious names were exchanged between the warring parties.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 13 - The trial of the case of The People vs. John R. McCLELLAN is now in progress in the Superior Court. The defendant is charged with burglary, in entering the house of F.C. CAKE, at McCloud, in this county, with intent, as a matter of fact, to commit a rape. Mr. CAKE is bookkeeper for the McCloud Lumber Company at San Francisco, and the defendant is cashier for the same Company at McCloud.
A jury was selected yesterday, and one witness, Mr. CAKE, was examined. The prominence of the parties and the nature of the charge have attracted much attention to the case.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 13 - No arrests have yet been made because of the action of Marshal SLATER officially notifying the women of the tenderloin district on upper High Street that hereafter they must refrain from selling intoxicating liquor without a license, it seeming, so far, to be the intention of the women to obey the law, unless they are evading it in a way not yet known to the Marshal. Many of the legitimate saloons are pleased with SLATER’s action, and the temperance element think he has done a wise thing in ridding the town of the source of a great amount of the drunkenness here.
SUSANVILLE (Lassen Co.), June 13 - “Indian Charley,” living near this place, was frightfully cut yesterday afternoon at Reno by an unknown Mexican who the Indian said carried off his wife several days ago. The Indian followed him to Reno, and when they met the Mexican assaulted him with a knife. One cut laid open the Indian’s flesh from his temple to his chin, the knife cutting entirely through the cheek. The Indian is in a serious condition. The Mexican escaped with the girl.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 13 - This city is to lose a popular attorney and story writer of whom she is proud. Arthur W. NORTH, who went to Lower California some time ago for the benefit of his health, returned yesterday long enough to look after some affairs and to announce his permanent departure from Woodland, to take up legal work and story writing. He left to-day and will settle, eventually, either in San Francisco of New York.
Former Sacramentan, The Convicted Slayer Of Adolph Garman, At Last Faces San Quentin’s Open Door REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 13 - Word was received here yesterday afternoon that the Supreme Court had denied George W. GALLANAR a rehearing. GALLANAR appealed from the Appellate Court, which had denied a second trial and confirmed the judgement of the Shasta County Superior Court, finding GALLANAR guilty of manslaughter in killing Adolph GARMAN at Keswick, February 22, 1903.
The remittitur from the Appellate Court is expected almost any day, for yesterday was the last day of the sixty days allowed for the appeal to the higher Court. When the remittitur arrives, there will be nothing for the Sheriff to do but to take the prisoner to San Quentin. It will be a great relief to Shasta County to be rid of GALLANAR and his case. He has had two trials, the first resulting in a disagreement of the jury, which stood 11 to 1 for murder. At the second trial he was found guilty of only manslaughter - a compromise verdict - and was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment. He has been in the County Jail over three years and was sentenced over two years ago.
GALLANAR’s attorney says he will appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. This will not prevent GALLANAR going to prison, unless the State Supreme Court will grant a writ of probable cause, which is not likely to be done, inasmuch as no Constitutional point was raised during the trial. GALLANAR years ago was well-known in Sacramento. He resided in Washington, across the river, but worked in the Southern Pacific railroad shops in the Capital City. During the great strike he gained much unenviable notoriety.
Arrest Of Alleged Stage Robbers And Haskell Murderers Not Instigated By Sheriff, But He Is Helping
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 13 - William RANDALL was arrested yesterday afternoon at Copper City by Constable H.F. WILLIAMS of De La Mar, who claims to have evidence connecting RANDALL with the De La Mar stage robbery of October 9th, when Express Messenger HASKALL was fatally wounded. RANDALL is now in the County Jail, keeping company with Eli POPEJOY, also of Copper City, who was arrested the day before, in the same connection, as told in The Bee of Tuesday.
Constable WILLIAMS is as mysterious about the arrest of RANDALL as Constable KINYON, of Fall River Mills is about the arrest of POPEJOY. WILLIAMS has sworn to no complaint, neither has KINYON, though he said he would do so yesterday.
Both Constables profess to have evidence in hand, but they refuse to divulge it to the newspapers. They jointly say they will swear to complaints when the District Attorney has time to take up the matter. Sheriff RICHARDSON and his deputies are not working on the case along the lines followed by Constable WILLIAMS and Constable KINYON, and should the prisoners prove to be the real stage robbers the glory of making the capture will be wholly that of the Constables. On the other hand, should the prisoners prove to be innocent, the disappointment will be that of the Constables. Sheriff RICHARDSON is anxious, however, to have it understood that he is not throwing cold water on the investigations made by the Constables. He, in common with every citizen of Shasta County, is anxious to see the murder of Dan HASKELL avenged.
RANDALL, who was arrested yesterday, is a miner and prospector. He has lived in Copper City for many years and has been associated a good deal with Eli POPEJOY.
It is singular how suddenly Constable KINYON became connected with the case. He lives at Fall River Mills, eighty miles from Redding. He came to the county seat last Saturday, bringing down an insane suspect. On Sunday, the next day, he went to Copper City and arrested POPEJOY. He had never been in Copper City in his life before, nor had he ever seen POPEJOY. Constable WILLIAMS, living near the scene of the attempted hold-up, has been working on the case, off and on, ever since the crime was committed.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 13 - The preliminary examination of Mary SAUM and Charles W. LANGLEY, both of Keswick, is in progress, before Justice of the Peace CARR. They are alleged to have murdered Azor BRAND in the Old Miller saloon at Keswick after midnight on February 18th. They have been in jail ever since, Mrs. SAUM in solitary confinement because there was no other woman prisoner to keep her company. The preliminary examination was continued several weeks, waiting for the accused to employ counsel. Then came the holidays which called for further delay. No new evidence is being developed at the examination, which will probably be concluded to-day.
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), June 13 - Work was begun to-day on the first church in Kennett. The Methodists are the builders and the edifice will be ready for occupancy by July 4th. The Catholics are contemplating building a church some time this year.
DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), June 13 - Silas GOULD, who is charged with stealing six gold watches from six Dunsmuir homes one night a couple of months ago, will have six trials in the Superior Court at Yreka - one for each watch - according to his program as outlined. He is charged with six distinct burglaries and is entitled to have six distinct trials, if he wants them, and through his attorneys he has said that he does want them. Two of the trials have been set down for next week, and two more for the week following. The dates of the last two trials of the series have not been fixed because the preliminary examinations have not been held. GOULD will have a monopoly of the Superior Court for the rest of the month, commencing with next Monday. It is estimated that it will take the first three days of the week to secure a jury and try him for stealing A. LEVY’s gold watch. The next trial will involve C.W. IBACH’s timepiece. The first half of the week, beginning with June 25th, will take up the alleged theft of H.H. CARPENTER’s ticker, and the last half of the week will be consumed in trying to determine judicially whether he really stole Harry WILLIAMS’ gold watch.
MONTAGUE (Siskiyou Co.), June 13 - Two of the three men arrested for the burglary of the WALBRIDGE store in this place on May 6th last, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court at Yreka. J.C. REYNOLDS and James BRADLEY acknowledged their guilt and will be sentenced some time to-day. Fred FLORES, who appears to have been the leader of the gang, pleaded not guilty and stands out for trial, which will probably not come until July. As REYNOLDS and BRADLEY made a clean breast of the affair, FLORES can hardly escape conviction. In the burglary they robbed the Walbridge store of razors, guns and ammunition.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), June 13 - Thomas S. THOMAS, who was fatally injured here at noon yesterday by a freight train, as told in The Bee of last night, died a few hours later in Sacramento, to which place he was hurriedly taken for treatment. His death causes sincere regret here, where was his home and where many warm friends reside. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 13 - Thomas W. HIGGINBOTHAM died at the County
Hospital last evening in the fifty-fourth year of his age. His sister, the only relative in this section, is en route from Ogden, Utah, in response to a message announcing his serious illness. Coroner KELLY has taken charge of the remains pending her arrival. Deceased was a Virginian.
NAPA (Napa Co.), June 13 - Death claimed one of Napa’s pioneers yesterday when Felix BORREO passed away. He had resided in Napa County since 1866. For years the deceased was engaged in the grocery business here. He also owned and conducted the Bay View vineyard near Napa Soda Springs. He was born in Italy sixty-nine years ago. A widow and five children survive him.
AGER (Siskiyou Co.), June 13 - Word was received her last night that the President yesterday appointed Judson A. AGER as Postmaster here.
ADIN (Modoc Co.), June 13 - A fire occurred Sunday at the HOYT ranch about four mils south of Adin. A building which was used as a storehouse was consumed, and only by hard work were the flames kept from spreading to the adjoining buildings. The fire was probably caused by a coal oil lamp which was being used in an incubator. The loss amounted to about $300. Several hundred pounds of flour and about 50 chickens were burned.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), June 13 - Byron O’CONNOR, the railroad section foreman in this city, fell down a stairway at his home yesterday and fractured his skull quite badly, besides breaking the thumb on his right hand. The attending physician reports O’CONNOR’s injuries to be quite serious though the injured man will probably recover.
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The Evening Bee Sacramento, Cal.
Friday, June 15, 1906
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 15 - Cupid was busy here yesterday, and as a result four couples were made happy and started on the pathway of matrimonial life.
In the afternoon at 2 o’clock Miss Irma BROWNING and William G.H. STEPHENS
were married at St. Luke’s Church in this city, Rector D.E. HOLT officiating. They left on the afternoon train for a Southern trip.
W.Y. BROWNING, near this city, Miss Mary BROWNING and Peter F. McLAUGHLIN,
of Los Angeles, plighted their vows. Professor A.M. ELSTON, of Berkeley, officiated. They left on the afternoon train for Los Angeles, their future home.
Last evening at the home of the bride in this city Miss Margaret SMITH and L.E. HUTCHINGS were joined in holy wedlock, Rev. R.E. WENK tying the knot. The fourth marriage was that of Miss Villa HIATT and Elmer Edward BYRNS, both of this city, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. I.B. LEE. Rev. T.G. PICTON performed the ceremony.
High School were held at the Opera House last night. The address was made by Professor A.M. ELSTON, of Berkeley. Diplomas were given to the following eighteen students by Professor W.M. HYMAN, of the High School faculty:
Glennie Barbara EISELSTEIN, Julia G. BAKER, Gladys Rae HODGE, Hazel Leone
TORBETT, Aileene LAUGENOUR, Chester Wayne BROWN, Frank Alson SCOFIELD, True
H. DeLAP, Grover Cleveland JULIAN, Jo BEAMER, Jay T. COOPER, Roy E. COLE,
had followed BUKOWSKI but which belonged to WILSON, came up yesterday in the
Superior Court, and the whole day was taken up in efforts to secure a jury, but to no avail. The attorney for the defense insisted upon knowing every man’s politics, questioned each one closely regarding his views as to what rights an officer had to assault a private citizen, and was very careful to bring out the fact that WILSON did not appear as a prosecutor but as a witness. WILSON did not want to prosecute the case and refused to swear to a complaint against BUKOWSKI, admitting that he had been rather hasty in striking him, but such a pressure was brought to bear that District Attorney SEXTON took the matter up and swore to a complaint. The case will be hotly contested on both sides.
company has purchased twenty-five acres of land situated on north beach and construction of the necessary buildings has been commenced. S.W. WEST and F.M. KNAPP, Salt Lake capitalists, are receptively President and Secretary of the Company, which has a capital of $100,000, nearly all subscribed. Machinery to be installed will be up to date and it is expected when the plant is ready it will turn out 100,000 bricks daily. Vitrified paving brick will be the kind of brick made. The main building will be 300 feet long by 140 feet wide. About 100 men will be given employment.
robbing Patrick McGOWAN in a saloon here in the first part of April, came to
a close last night without a verdict. McGOWAN was reluctant to appear
against the defendant from the first and recently left for Tonopah, so that
nothing but the testimony of bystanders was brought out at the trial. SPARKS
was caught by the barkeeper in the act of taking money from McGOWAN’s
pocket, and the defendant freely admitted this, saying that McGOWAN had told
him a few hours previous that if he needed money to put his hand in his
pocket and take it. McGOWAN was asleep when SPARKS took the money. The
defense made no attempt to deny any of the testimony of the case, but claim
the act was simply an understanding between SPARKS and McGOWAN, who are old
friends. The jury after being out five hours failed to agree and was discharged. It stood five for conviction and seven for acquittal.
affair, Rosa SANCHEZ, a beautiful young woman whose husband keeps a restaurant in this city, attempted to take her life by swallowing an ounce of laudanum. She was discovered in her room by friends, who sent for a physician. After working on her for quite a while, the doctor pronounced her chances of recovery good. She refused to tell what prompted her to attempt the deed further than it was a love affair.
recently for Nome, Alaska, has reached that place safely. A cable was that
the men enjoyed the trip and weer that the men enjoyed the trip and wert
well. (sic) They were employed by a large hydraulic company to operate that
system of mining near Nome. In the party are George F. TAYLOR and John
SCOFIELD of Downieville; W.H. HUSITER and James GODFREY, of Columbia Hill;
Edw. BRIGHAM, James TAYLOR and George OSTERMAN, of this city, and R.P.
ROSEN, of North Bloomfield.
for letters of administration upon the estate of Nettie A. CROCKETT, who died in Alameda a few days ago. Deceased left property in the City of Chico valued at about $2600. The heirs-at-law are the petitioner, W.M. PRICE, father of the deceased, and Mrs. C.C. ATKINS, a sister, all of whom reside in Chico.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 15 - George W. HAMMERLY, at one time a member of
Marysville’s Common Council, now a resident of San Francisco, is reported seriously ill at the latter place. Dropsy is the cause of his indisposition. He for a number of years conducted a cigar factory here.
STRANGE, 47 years of age, and formerly a resident of Chico, where his father now resides, was killed in Oakland by being run over by a train. The remains will be sent to Chico, where interment will be made.
was sold this week by Francisco B. ROSSI to H. LACEY of New York for $60,000. The property has been under bond for a few months, $1000 being paid at the time the bond was taken. In Redding this week, $39,000 in cash was paid on the purchase, a mortgage being given to secure the payment of the $20,000 remaining within six months.
The Brunswick is an old mine - one that was supposed to have been “worked out,” after it had produced several fortunes for different owners. Several other of the so-called “worked-out” mines in this district have lately developed into valuable properties. This is true of the American and the Washington, which are now deemed more valuable than they ever were.
haul the bridge timber for the Western Pacific in this vicinity yesterday, sold his outfit to PALMER & McBRIDE. There were fifty head of good work horses, a number of wagons, harness, etc., included in the deal, and about $10,000 is the price paid.
The purchasers will take a portion of the outfit to San Francisco at once, though enough of it will be left here to complete the contract for hauling the Western Pacific bridge timers from Honcut to the bridge sites.
special features of the program for the Fourth of July. The intention is to celebrate the day in such a manner as will be in keeping with former years. The Program Committee has not yet completed its arrangements, but promises a program attractive to all.
will bring $60 per ton to an orchard’s output of which the owner may well feel proud. That is the price Ford HAUSS, the well-known fruit grower and promoter of Oswald, has secured for his fruit on a contract.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 15 - Eli POPEJOY and William RANDALL, who were
arrested early in the week for supposed connection with the De La Mar stage
robbery, are still prisoners in the County Jail, although no complaint has
been lodged against them. Constable KINYON, who arrested POPEJOY on Sunday,
has returned to his distant home in Fall River Mills, and Constable
WILLIAMS, who arrested RANDALL on Monday, has gone to Kennet. The situation
is peculiar, to say the least.
and 1016 children under 17 years of age, according to the reports of the Census Marshals, as summarized by Miss Lizzie FOX, County Superintendent of Schools. The school census population is 701, which is a decrease of twenty-four from last year. There are more Mongolian than Indian children, the numbers being 9 and 5, respectively. Twenty-four teachers are employed, but next year there will be only twenty-three, owing to the loss in Weaverville. Lewiston and Hettenpome showed the largest gains. Owing to the sparsely settled communities a large proportion of children did not attend any school. There were 485 who attended a public school; private school, 28; no school at all, 188.
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The Saturday Bee
June 16, 1906
Licenses To Wed Issued And Decrees of Separation Granted In Superior California Counties MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 16 - The only marriage license issued in Yuba County this week made happy J.N. WEBB and Miss Mary GILL, a Chico couple. Bert BALL, of San Francisco, and Miss Liberta RICH, of Wheatland, will be married at the home of the latter to-morrow. Several form this city will attend the wedding.
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), June 16 - Two marriage licenses were issued by County Clerk CRUTCHER during the past week. The first to John O. CLASBY, a native of California, aged 21, to wed Miss Gertrude E. SIMCOE, a native daughter, aged 18. The groom comes from Arbuckle, where he is engaged in the well-boring business. The bride is a San Francisco refugee. The second license was granted to Cary Steele MITCHUM, a prominent hardware dealer of Colusa, to wed Miss Maude Emma HARDEN, daughter of ex-Tax Collector George B. HARDEN, of Maxwell. Both are natives of Colusa County, where they have a host of friends. They were married at the home of the bride’s parents at Maxwell Tuesday, June 12th, and are spending their honeymoon in Southern California.
The engagement is announced of R.E. BLEVINA, one of Colusa County’s most prosperous and prominent young business men, and the present County Treasurer, to wed Miss Lulu HARDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. HARDEN, of Maxwell, on June 21st.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 16 - Two marriage licenses were issued this week, and in each instance the prospective bride is a widow. The couples receiving the matrimonial permits are: William P. CECIL, aged 27, and Mrs. Lillie M. YANCEY, aged 22, both of Copper City; Charles E. GSELL, aged 32, and Mrs.
Addie M. KEITH, aged 32, both of Redding.
Mrs. Maud WARD has instituted an action for divorce from William J. WARD.
GEORGETOWN (El Dorado Co.), June 16 - A pretty double wedding took place at the home of George BEHRN son (sic) Dry Creek, near this place, Thursday, when his two remaining single daughters became brides. Miss Anna BEHRNS, the well-known teacher, became the bride of Hugh McDOUGAL, a prosperous young mining man of this place, and at the same time Miss Lizzie BEHRNS, of San Francisco, was united in marriage to Harvey VAUGHN, a young business man of Walla Walla, Wash. The ceremonies were performed by Rev. Thomas P. BOYD, of the Episcopal Church of Placerville.
Mr. and Mrs. McDOUGAL will make their home in Nevada, where the groom has mining interests, and Mr. and Mrs. VAUGHN will reside at Walla Walla.
OROVILLE, June 16 - Deputy County Clerk BELDING issued the following marriage licenses during the past week: Fred Magnum PFEIFFER, aged 30, and Nettie VAN ORNUM, aged 17, both of Chico; Gustave P. WEISCHKE, aged 28, of Chico, and Sadie M. OSTRANDER, aged 26, of Paradise; William CHAPPELLE, aged 17, and Mar PHILLIPS, aged 31, both of Paradise; F.D. MURRELS, aged 31, and Nina J.S. REECE, aged 26, both of Sacramento (colored): Jesse A. BROWNS, aged 33, and Mary Melvina HAM, aged 21, both of Corning. Two divorce suits were filed; Lillie GREGG vs. Milton GREGG and Rube SMITH vs. Ellen SMITH.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 16 - One marriage was solemnized here this week. Miss Isabelle BENNALLACK became the bride of William JENKINS, Rev. F.E. DELL of the Congregational Church officiating. Both are natives of this city. They will reside here.
At Nevada City, Jennie OWENS was granted a final decree of divorce from Archie OWENS.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), June 16 - Marriage licenses have been issued this week as follows: John H. FAGG, of Alta, 23, and Maud B. HUNT, of Auburn, 23;
Francis E. PUFFER, 23, Effie M. GRANT, 17, both of Penryn.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 16 - The following marriage licenses were issued
by County Clerk HADSELL the past week: L.E. HUTCHINGS and Margaret SMITH,
both of Woodland; D. FARNHAM and Mrs. Sarah SMITH, both of Woodland; Peter
T. McLAUGHLIN, of Los Angeles, and Mary BROWNING, of Woodland; William G.H.
STEPHENS and Irma BROWNING, both of Woodland; Elmer Edward BYRNS and Villa
HIATT, both of Woodland.
VACAVILLE (Solano Co.), June 16 - Rev. W.E. BOBBITT, pastor of the Christian Church, was married in Portland, Oregon, June 12th, to Miss Edith I. METCALF, of Payette, Idaho.
This is the culmination of a romance of the days of Mr. BOBBITT;s pastorate at Payette, where Mrs. BOBBITT was teaching in the public schools. They will reach home to-night and will be gladly welcomed by their Church people.
NAPA (Napa Co.), June 16 - A final decree of divorce was granted to Mrs. Mamie J. SIMPSON from Newton SIMPSON, on the ground of wilful desertion. The plaintiff will get $25 a month alimony and will resume her maiden name of CASSIDY. The interlocutory decree was granted April 15, 1905.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 16 - The following named persons have secured marriage licenses to wed since June 1st: Fremont C. McCAULEY, 22 years, and Miss F.A. GOSNEY, 1_ years, both of Oak Bar; Henry O. MURRAY, 25 years, and Edith __CRY, 20 years, both of Callahans; Harry LIVELY, 28 years, and Vida E. BERY, 19 years, both of Scott Valley; Alonzo JONES, 48 years, and Lizzie E. BURKE, 29 years, both of Grants Pass, Oregon; Carl VOSS, 24 years, and Florence A. NICHOLS, 19, years, both of McCloud.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 16 - Good news was received yesterday from the Zeibright Mine in Little Bear Valley. A telephone message came to Vice-President SEARS of the Company that a rich strike had just been made in driving the upper tunnel. The body of ore encountered was reported large and with every indication that it will continue with depth. The tunnel has been running through barren rock for the past 130 feet and the news is decidedly reassuring to the local stockholders.
This is the mine around which is woven a mystery. Former Superintendent Fred ZEITLER became despondent because he could not find the ledge he felt certain would enrich himself and the Company. He finally disappeared without warning, over a year ago, and from that day to this not a trace of him has ever been discovered.
DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), June 16 - L.S. PRATT, Master Mechanic, and A.J. GILSON, Master Car Repairer of Sacramento, were in Dunsmuir from Wednesday to Friday, inspecting the railroad shops. After a careful examination they commended those in charge in very high terms as to excellent work and conditions, also for the neatness and expediency with which work is handled.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), June 16 - H.D. RICHARDSON, a well known resident of Vallejo, has been appointed Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. For nine years he has been Chief Clerk of the Yard and Dock Department of the Navy Yard, which position he will give up to go to San Francisco to assume his new duties, he has been a member of the Odd Fellows for thirty years.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 16 - When the case of The People against Gus DEVERS was called his attorney stated that he had not seen him for two weeks and did not know his present whereabouts.
Judge ELLISON declared his bail forfeited and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He was under $500 cash bonds. DEVERS was arrested some time ago on a charge of grand larceny, and he preferred flight to being tried.
DIXON (Solano Co.), June 16 - Much complaint is being expressed by the farmers in this locality over their inability to get grain sacks from the San Quentin Prison to harvest their crop this year. The dealers in sacks appear to have an abundance of sacks for sale, but hold them at about double the rate fixed by law to farmers at the prison. The question arises as to what methods the dealers use to get the bags and corner the market. It is believed that some people, under the guise of farmers, make false affidavits to procure the bags, and then turn them over to the dealers. Before any one can get the sacks from the prison he is required to furnish an affidavit that he is a farmer, and that the bags are for his own use for the season’s crops. Affidavits are kept on file at the prison. Farmers are talking about laying the matter before the Attorney-General.
Skeletons Found In Cave Believed To Be Those Of Man And Woman Who Mysteriously Vanished Forty Years Ago ELY (Nev.), June 16 - Walter S. CLAYTON, one of the oldest residents of this part of the State, offers what seems to be a reasonable explanation of the discovery of the remains of a man and woman, together with a discharged rifle, in a cave in Egan Canyon, several weeks ago. He is confident the woman’s skeleton was that of Mrs. Fred MEARS and the man’s skeleton that of a stranger who disappeared along with the woman forty years ago.
“At that time,” says CLAYTON, “MEARS lived with his wife, to whom he had been recently married, thirty-five miles south of Egan Canyon on Duck Creek. One day they started in team for Wells to get some provisions and on the way met a stranger who camped with them that night. Next day MEARS proceeded alone to Wells and thereafter no trace of either his wife or the stranger was ever seen. He refused to answer questions, and as he was a dangerous man he was not pressed very hard for an explanation. Finally, however, he was indicted by the Grand Jury upon a charge of murder, but conviction was impossible as there was no evidence that he had killed them. He was released and the only explanation he offered was the statement: ‘When you find my wife you will find more.’
“Several years ago MEARS died. I am certain that MEARS, through jealousy or for some other reason, murdered both his wife and the stranger, and carried their bodies and the rifle with which he dispatched them to the cave which finally gave up its secret.”
RENO (Nev.), June 16 - George D. JAMES, one of the most prominent mining engineers in the West, who is here from Buckskin, Douglas County, where he has been at work for several weeks, says the camp is certain to become one of the largest producers in the entire State of Nevada. The values, he says, are not deposits but are found in true fissure veins that run from three to twelve feet in width. He says that while gold predominates on the surface, Buckskin will become a copper camp and will soon be attracting the attention of the biggest copper operators in America. As the ledges go down the copper values will increase until the ores will have to be smelted. He says, however, that it will pay to mill the surface ore for its gold values and several operators are acting upon this advice by ordering stamp mills.
VERDI (Nev.), June 16 - Several persons have gone from this place to the point in the Sierras where several large fissures rent in the mountain side by the earthquake of April 18th, have been discovered. The fissures vary in length from 100 feet to 150 yards and in width from a few inches to eight feet. In several places the bottom cannot be discovered on account of the great depth. The discovery was first made by John MENENTI, a merchant of this place, who had been out prospecting. His report of the fissures, which are located about three miles from Verdi, created considerable excitement.
RENO (Nev.), June 16 - C.G. DEGMAN, who has returned to Reno after inspecting a placer mining property near Bald Mountain, White Pine County, says the earthquake of April 18th wrecked the dam which his Company had built to impound water for the current season. The base of the dam was thrown out by the strain when the quake occurred and the escaping water completed the ruin. All the water was lost, amounting to many million gallons.
CARSON (Nev.), June 16 - Warden CONSIDINE, of the Nevada penitentiary, is now having the prisoners construct their own cells. The old cells in the prison have become unsanitary, and the State has found it necessary to provide new ones. Laborers were employed to do this work, but Warden CONSIDINE has decided that it is good work for the prisoners, and as a result the convicts are now busily engaged in constructing cages in which they will later be confined.
RENO (Nev.), June 16 - The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias has closed after electing the following new officers for the ensuing term:
Grand Chancellor, H.H. CORYELL, of Elko; Grand Vice-Chancellor, William U. MACKEY, of Carson; Grand Prelate, W.C. PITT, of Lovelock; Grand K. of R. and S, A.B. STODDARD , of Virginia; Grand M. of E., Moritz SCHEELINE, of Reno;
Grand M. at A., W.W. BOOTH, of Tonopah; Grand Inner Guard, P.J. MURRAY, of Goldfield; Grand Trustee, G.P. RANDELL of Dayton. The Nevada Domain voted almost unanimously against the proposed statue to reduce the age limit in the Supreme Domain of the world from 21 to 18 years.
CARSON (Nev.), June 16 - The story leaked out this morning that a bloody fistfight occurred yesterday afternoon between Attorney-General SWEENEY and District Attorney ROBERTS in the latter’s office at the Court House. SWEENEY called upon ROBERTS in regard to some legal matters and a dispute resulted in which the lie was passed by SWEENEY. ROBERTS struck him and in a few moments they were pounding each other and wrecking the furniture. The combat aroused the other officials, who dragged them apart with difficulty. Both men were bloody and presented bruised and lacerated faces. They declined to shake hands, but their friends are trying to establish a truce.
RENO (Nev.), June 16 - Dr. P.T. SINSON, formerly of Hanford, California, where he practiced and where he leaves a wife and several children, fell from a freight train while riding from Tonopah to Reno this morning. He died two hours afterward. He was fearfully crushed. He had been in Tonopah about a year.
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The Evening Bee
Tuesday, June 19, 1906
Special Freight Carrying Oil and Threshing Machinery Comes To Grief In The Redding Yards REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 19 - A special north-bound freight was wrecked in the Redding yards by running in on the oil tank spur. A section man ran a handcar on the spur to keep out of the way of the special, but he forgot to throw the switch back for the main line and the freight followed the handcar, jumped the rails at the derailing switch and came to a stop when it had run into the bank.
The engine, No. 2262, new and one of the heaviest on the division, was wrecked, as were the oil cars and a flat car loaded with threshing machines. One of the threshing machines was rolled down the embankment. The oil cars sprang leaks, and the creek near by became a running stream of oil. The mechanism of the locomotive was not damaged, but the tender will have to be rebuilt.
Conductor JANAK, who was in the cabooses, was slightly injured by the sudden stop, being thrown against the stove. Engineer Henry WENTZ and Fireman A. RADER did not jump. Their escape from injury was remarkable, considering that the tender was jammed into the cab part way. The wreck being on a spur, the main line was not blockaded.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 19 - Of the thirteen applicants who took the teachers’ examination in this city last week, only five will receive certificates. Their names and addresses are: Miss Donna DENNIS, Redding;
Miss Pearl PETTY, Sisson; Miss Nellie BIDWELL and Miss Burney BIDWELL, Burney Valley; Frank FITZWATER, Dana.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 19 - At a meeting of the City Council last evening, letters were received from Chief Engineer CONKLIN and Attorney A.F. JONES, of the Northern Electric Company, relative to the failure of the Company to put High Street into condition as promised. It was alleged by these representatives that the Company was unable to get the men or equipment to do the work, and they asked that the public be lenient until they could secure help. Attorney JONES alleged that property owners were obstructing the street, and asked that such obstructions be removed before the Company was compelled to improve the street. The letters were placed on file and the Clerk instructed to ask the attorney the nature of the obstructions existing.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 19 - Hammon, the new dredger settlement, on the Yuba River, ten miles east of Marysville, experienced its first conflagration yesterday. The first reports to reach this point were to the effect that six of the new cottages owned by the company were destroyed. Investigation proved, however, that only one of the cottages was destroyed, that occupied by James BENNETT and family. They lost most of their effects. The building was fully insured.
Long Fight To Escape Penitentiary Results In Failure And Loss Of Time To No Purpose REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 19 - At last Shasta County is rid of George W. GALLANAR - for ten years, at least. He left for San Quentin prison this morning in charge of Deputy Sheriff BEHRENS to enter upon the ten-year term imposed for his killing Adolph GARMAN at Keswick, February 22, 1903. In the Superior Court yesterday afternoon Judge HEAD stated on the bench that he had received official notice from the State Supreme Court that GALLANAR’s appeal had been denied and he directed Sheriff RICHARDSON to execute the judgement.
GALLANAR wrote a farewell letter to the Sheriff thanking that officer for courtesies and the like, notwithstanding that in all these years GALLANAR has been a constant grpwier at the Sheriff and the rules of the jail. The last sentence of the letter struck the Sheriff’s funny bone. “It would give me much pleasure,” wrote GALLANAR, “to be present in the coming campaign and labor for your re-election.”
Mrs. GALLANAR has been faithful to the interest of her husband. For over three years she has visited him at least once a week in the jail and many weeks much oftener, always bringing with her something in the way of food or clothing. Her devotion to him, even when the hand of the law was heavy against him, has shown a beautiful trait of character that is seen only in woman.
Strange Sight Probably Due to Vapor From Hot Sulphur Springs On Top Of The Big Mountain SISSON (Siskiyou Co.), June 19 - Regarding the dispatch in last evening’s Bee telling of “smoke hovering over Mt. Shasta’s top,” it is true that the great mountain appeared in a peculiar haze and caused some uneasiness here among Sisson residents.
What appeared to be a white cloud of smoke evidently was something else. It arose from one particular spot and floated away to the southward. This remarkable phenomenon is accounted for by some of the fact that there is known to be a hot sulphur spring in the old crater just to the east of the extreme summit, as seen from Sisson, and it is claimed that vapor or steam arises from this spring, or well, at all times.
When the wind is in a favorable direction, this vapor assumes the shape of dense fog or steam cloud, and for hours has been known to rise and float away to the southward. This has given rise to repeated stories about old Shasta being on the verge of eruption.
From the foothills to the summit the mountain is covered with snow, and the people here reason that if there was sufficient heat to cause an eruption, the snow would surely disappear.
The cloud that attracted attention Sunday evening resembled steam and was as white as the snow surrounding the crater. Most of the local citizens look upon it as a somewhat common occurrence, and are by no means alarmed. Since the recent San Francisco shake-up, and the many prophesies of direful calamities elsewhere, everyone is ready to look with suspicion on anything out of the ordinary about the old mountain.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 19 - The trial of Cyrus GOULD before Judge BEARD in the Superior Court commenced to-day. As The Bee is already told GOULD is accused of six burglaries at Dunsmuir, the theft of that many watches. Afterward he left for Redding, where he was arrested and returned to Dunsmuir for examination. The Justice held him for trial in the Superior Court on each of the six charges filed against him. A jury will be secured to-day.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 19 - The students of the High School next year will have nine courses to select from. A plan has been arranged wherein students can take a two-year course of arithmetic, grammar, penmanship, etc. This plan was no doubt that cause of Principal RITTER’s resignation, as he was opposed to anything but the college preparatory course of studies. Six of the courses prepare pupils for the universities and three do not. The two-year course does not entitle a student to a diploma, but he can return and finish his four years’ work and will then be given his sheepskin. Heretofore the commercial student received only five months’ instruction in arithmetic. Now he can have a year with two years’ review of the subject. The graduates of the grammar schools have been presented with printed slips of the courses of study, containing thirty-three subjects, from which they must choose.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 19 - Justice of the Peace SPURRIER yesterday filed a bond in the sum of $1000, to meet one of the points raised against him by Attorney Chas. LIGHT, who is seeking to oust him from office - alleging that SPURRIER had failed to give additional bonds, one of his bondsmen having died on October 14, 1904. LIGHT’s main contention is that SPURRIER has neglected to do his duty by failing to be present at various times to hold Court. Judge SMITH has set the Justice’s hearing for to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The members of the legal fraternity are greatly interested in the proceedings.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 19 - S.N. FEESE, the Lodi blacksmith, accused of wronging a 12-year-old girl of that town, was released yesterday on $2000 bail. His bondsmen are Mrs. S.B. WILLIAMS, of Stanislaus County and J.W. STAFFORD, G.P. STAFFORD, C.C. GARNER and B.F. WOODSON, of Lodi. The defendant’s home has been given as security for the bonds.
Indian Woman Accused Of Murdering Mrs. Beale’s Infant Child Caught By Officers At Bonanza YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 19 - Dora CHIPP, an Indian woman, wanted here to answer a charge of murder, has been arrested at Bonanza, Klamath County, Oregon. She is accused of killing the baby of Mrs. William BEALE and wounding the mother.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 19 - The report has reached here that Mrs. William BEALE, who was shot by the Indian woman, Dora CHIPP, is in a serious condition.
A new version of the killing of the 17-months-old baby of Mrs. BEALE is given. It seems that the white woman did not jump from the buggy and run, leaving the infant in the vehicle. Mrs. BEALE, it appears, was holding the child in her arms when the first shot was fired. The noise alarmed the horse, and the animal sprang forward, running off, the sudden movement throwing the baby to the ground. There Dora CHIPP found it, and with a rock beat out its brains, it is said.
It is thought here that the murderess escaped into Oregon.
KLAMATH FALLS (Ore.), June 19 - The officers here were notified early yesterday of the attack made on Mrs. William BEALE and the murder of her infant child by Dora CHIPP, an Indian woman. Steps were taken at once to learn if the murderess crossed the line into Oregon, and every effort will be made to co-operate with the officers in Siskiyou and Modoc, who are now in pursuit of the fiend.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 19 -The hearing of the petition of William F. DAVIS, of Sacramento, for letters of guardianship and custody of the 4-year-old daughter of Charles H. WAUGHTEL has been continued to June 28th. WAUGHTEL, through his attorney, A.C. HUSTON, has filed an opposition to the granting of the petition. The case will be heard before some Judge other than GADDIS.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 19 - Following close on the heels of the rich strike reported in the Zeibright Mine last week comes another and of far greater importance, from the same property. Last night work was sent to this city from the mine that in the upper tunnel a ledge eighteen feet wide had been struck, full of high grade milling ore and containing many beautiful specimens hanging with gold. This is the greatest piece of news from the Zeibright in years and insures its future as a paying proposition. Mining men will realize the importance of this strike whin it is said that it gives 400 feet of backs from the point where the ledge was encountered.
Republicans of Sutter Hold Primaries Under Crawford Plan, and Poll A Large Vote YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), June 19 - At the Republican primaries held in Sutter County yesterday a large vote was polled. Considerable interest was shown in the candidates for Sheriff, and it was for this office that the principal fight was made. The election was held under the Crawford plan. It proved satisfactory as far as can be learned. Each voter had the privilege of designating his choice for county and township officers, and the candidates receiving the highest number of votes for their respective offices received the nomination. The Convention will be held in Yuba City on Thursday, June 21st at which time the delegates will meet at the Court House and ratify the candidates elected at the primaries.
Fourteen out of seventeen precincts heard from show the following vote, the three small precincts from which no returns were received not being material:
For Sheriff there were three candidates in the field - F.B. NOYES, F.E. LUYSTER and R.A. CARPENTER. CARPENTER was not in the race, and NOYES received seventy-seven votes more than LUYSTER, which gives him the nomination.
D.D. GREEN, for County Clerk, led F.B. RAUB by 311 votes. Albert GRAVES, for Treasurer and Tax Collector, defeated L.V. BEST by 106 votes. BEST, the present Treasurer and Tax Collector, has only held the office since April 10th last, having been appointed to fill the unexpired term of L.J. COPE.
Arthur BAILEY received the nomination for Auditor and Recorder. Lawrence SCHILLIG was renominated for District Attorney and L.L. FREEMAN for County Superintendent of Schools.
A.A. McRAE’s name was not printed on the ballot, but was written in by the voter, and he will receive the nomination for Assessor. P.W. ROWE was the only one of the ticket for Coroner and Public Administrator. Richard WALTON will receive the nomination for Supervisor in District No.
1; W.E. TUCKER for Justice of the Peace, and I.W. SMALLWOOD for Constable. For Supervisor in District No. 3, J.C. ALBERTSON will receive the nomination.
George OHLEYER, Chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee, informed a Bee correspondent to-day that the Central Committee will call a meeting this month and set the date for holding the Democratic primaries and Convention. They will not adopt the Crawford plan.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 19 - A number of the members of Company D.N.G.C., of this city, have formed themselves into a Hall Association. Their first step was to secure a lease on Hopkins’ Hall, which is on E Street, one block south of their present armory, and rent the quarters to Captain DIVVER for a drill hall and assembly room. The move is in anticipation of Turner Hall, the Company’s present quarters, being converted into a theater.
The officers of the Hall Association are: President, H.L. WYRICK;
Vice-President, F.H. WOODS; Secretary, E.H. WHITE; Treasurer, G.B. BAKER;
Trustees - E.T. MANWELL, W.O. SUTFIN and C.O. TAYLOR; Executive Committee - E.H. WHITE and G.B. BAKER.
The lease of the premises covers a term of five years.
MAGALIA (Butte Co.), June 19 - Emmit MILLER, aged 80 years, dropped dead here this morning while at the breakfast table. So far as known he had never had a day’s illness. He was always hale and hearty. While eating breakfast he complained of pains about the heart and the next moment fell to the floor dead. The Coroner has been notified. Mr. MILLER lived in this section between thirty and forty years.
The Evening Bee
June 19, 1906
Suspended For Non-Payment Of Dues and Sierra Athletic Club Now Faces An Acute Crisis
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), June 19 - A ship without a rudder, an engine without an engineer - this describes the condition of the Sierra Athletic Club of this city at present. The President and the entire Board of Directors have been suspended for non-payment of dues and with them many members. In all it is said twenty-five have been dropped in a bunch. As a result the remaining members have engaged an attorney who will pilot them through the shoals attendant upon the election of a new President and Board of Directors. A demand will be made on the officers who have been dropped for all the books and the money now on hand. This club has had a somewhat stormy career during the past six months. It was duly incorporated under the State laws over a year ago, and for a time everything was lovely. Monthly boxing contests were pulled off and prosperity caused the club treasury to wax fat. The club, by the way, is an amateur affair. Then dissensions began to creep in and finally two strong factions faced each other. Matters came to a head when the Directors gave themselves and invited guests a banquet with the club funds. This roused the ire of the other faction, and for a few days there was considerable talk of legal action against the banqueters to compel the return of the money. Nothing came of it, but the feeling only increased.
The time for annual election passed, it being impossible to obtain a quorum. Several meetings resulted and still no quorum. Now that wholesale suspension has taken place unless President STRAIGHT and the Directors conclude to renew their membership, a complete reorganization will take place. Under the direction of the attorney, who has been engaged, notice of the meeting and its purpose will be published and at the appointed time a Justice of the Peace will be called it to sit as Temporary President until the officers are elected. The club once had over 140 members. It now has about fifteen in good standing.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 19 - One of the most fashionable weddings of the year took place here last evening when Miss Betsy MORGAN became the bride of J.M. FULLER of San Francisco. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. MORGAN, residing on Main Street, in the presence of many relatives and friends. Rev. Francis A. LAMB of the M.E. Church officiated.
The bride was attended by Miss Lenore CALKINS as bridesmaid and Miss Elizabeth MORGAN, niece of the bride, as maid of honor. The ribbon bearers were Edith, Alice and Rachel MORGAN and Adelle NILON. E.S. LIVINSGTONE of Oakland performed the office of groomsman.
The bride is a native of this city, one of the most prominent society belles, handsome, cultured and gifted with a sweet personality, which has endeared her to a host of friends. Recently she accompanied her parents on a tour of Europe. Mr. FULLER is a rising young business man of San Francisco. They will make their home in Alameda.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 19 - John CRAMSIE and Miss Anna McGANNEY, a well-known and popular Smartsville couple, came down from the mining camp last evening, procured a marriage license from Cupid EASTMAN and were quietly married at the Catholic Presbytery, Rev. COLEMAN tying the nuptial knot.
The groom is well known politically and socially. “Jack,” as he is familiarly known, is a member of several of the local Lodges and at all times takes an active interest in the workings of the Republican Party, being a recognized leader in his (rest of article cut off).
Mother Of Defendant Faints In Court And Daughter Rushes To Her Aid In Great Distress
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 19 - The defense is putting in its testimony in the LE DOUX murder case to-day and when the noon recess was reached Attorney FAIRALL, for the accused, said that he would probably close this afternoon. The prosecution will then put in its rebuttal. During this morning’s session Mrs. HEAD, the mother of the accused, startled the Court-room by fainting away, and falling upon the floor. Her daughter, the accused, sprang to her aid and gave her some water from a glass, after which the prostrate woman was carried from the Court-room by the bailiff and others. As Mrs. HEAD groaned, Mrs. LE DOUX burst into tears and was almost beside herself. She was soon herself again, however, and assumed the air of unruffled calm which has characterized her demeanor throughout the trial.
The witnesses this morning were physicians, who testified regarding the relative action of various poisons, ante and post-mortem bruises, the blood and other matters of a like character. This testimony was introduced to support the contention of the defence that the deceased came to his death from cyanide poisoning, self-administered, and that he was dead when placed in the trunk.
The Court-room continues crowded with spectators, some of whom come in two hours before Court convenes and remain throughout the day.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), June 19 - A. HENDRICKSON, 17 years old, son of E. HENDRICKSON of this city, was drowned at Martinez yesterday afternoon while bathing.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), June 19 - The family and friends of A.G. VASSAR, who mysteriously left Lodi on the morning of March 9th last, have been anxiously, but thus far vainly, seeking his whereabouts. The missing man was a carpenter by trade at the time of his disappearance and was engaged in building a cottage of his own in East Lodi. Mystery is added to the case by the fact that VASSAR had no bad habits. He was of a pleasant disposition and in his home life seemed happy and contented. VASSAR is 44 years old, medium hight, rather dark complexioned and weighs about 170 pounds. The family including five children moved here from Jackson about two years ago. They are highly respectable and well thought of.
RENO (Nev.), June 19 - Governor John SPARKS is suffering from a badly bruised arm, hip and head as the result of an accident yesterday afternoon while driving from the city to the Alamo farm in company with J.H. NEVIN, the State bouillon tax collector, who had his right hand injured and his head cut also. The two were driving a young colt belonging to the Governor, when an automobile appeared coming up the road at a rapid clip. Not wanting to take any changes of the colt bolting the Governor drove the animal to one side, and in doing so one of the wheels went over an embankment and almost at the same time broke, throwing the occupants of the rig down the embankment on their heads.
RHYOLITE (Nev.), June 19 - The San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railway, which is being extended into the Bullfrog country, which later, so the company says, will enter Tonopah and Goldfield, has ordered several auto coaches, which are to be given a test on the new line as soon as the gold center is reached. The coaches will be used for passenger traffic only, and will run with either electric or gasoline power. The company expects to establish a frequent and rapid passenger service between the various mining camps.
RENO (Nev.), June 19 - One of the first matters taken up by the Grand Jury which met yesterday afternoon in this city was the Sparks school scandal. It is claimed that the Trustees and contractor connived to extort about $8000 from the school fund, and that such an amount was taken by the payment for extras.
TONOPAH (Nev.), June 19 - H.H. CLARK, the Bullfrog millionaire miner, says the defalcation of Thomas C. DOBBINS, formerly manager of the United Manhattan Mining Company, instead of amounting to $6800 will run to the sum of $12,000.
An investigation of the books has just been completed which shows that DOBBINS is guilty of embezzlement as well as forgery. DOBBINS is well known in the southern country, where he has been connected with the mining business for several years.
CARSON (Nev.), June 19 - In spite of Governor SPARKS recent announcement to newspapermen that he would not be a candidate for re-election as Governor, it is reported that he has intimated to close political friends that he may again consent to his nomination by the Democrats. Governor SPARKS, when he made his announcement of retirement, said his business interests had suffered since his election in office, but there is a possibility now of his name going before the Convention in spite of this excuse. Conservative politicians say there should be no surprise if the Governor followed the course he took two years ago, when he declined to become a candidate for Senator and a few weeks afterwards entered the fight.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, June 20, 1906
Dead Body of Missing P.O. Westman Found This Morning, He Having Ended His Own Life RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 20 - About 10:30 this morning, at a point two miles below this city, the dead body of P.O. WESTMAN was found, with two bullet wounds in his head, he having ended his own life. WESTMAN disappeared Monday morning. At first nothing was thought of his absence, but as it continued without word of any kind from him, his friends became alarmed, and yesterday began to look for him, with the result that his dead body was found this morning.
WESTMAN leaves a wife and mother-in-law here, the latter having furnished the money with which he embarked in the saloon business on Main Street. She holds a chattel mortgage on the place. Monday he went from his home to the saloon, and then walked out, that being the last seen of him alive, except the report of an acquaintance, who saw him on the Corning Road. WESTMAN was a prominent member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the local Lodge was much interested in ascertaining the whereabouts of the missing member. He was said to have been very happy in his domestic arrangements and was a man with no bad habits, spending his leisure hours at home. He had been suffering from despondence of late on account of his poor business prospects and had been troubled with insomnia.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 20 - The case of The People vs. John HOLLAND, charged with the murder of Josie ST. CLAIR in the tenderloin district on April 24th, is on trial in the Superior Court, Judge E.P. McDANIEL presiding.
The following jury has been accepted by both sides: J.H. SCHULTZ, Thomas GORMAN, A.E. FITTS, Frank GRASS, D.C. CUDDEBACK, D.Z. LOOK, M.V. HENDRICKS, Ed WILLIAMS, N. WEBER, H.D.W. WULFF, R. POZZI and Cornelius SLATTERY. To secure the twelve men it was necessary to subpoena a special venire, the original having been exhausted.
Thus far the evidence introduced covers the same ground as was detailed in The Bee at the time of the crime.
WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), June 20 - A wedding of popular interest was solemnized here yesterday morning when G.C. COWART, a prominent young business man, and Miss Mary Emily SWARTOUT were joined for life by Rev. A.M. RUSSELL, of the Grimes Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed at the beautiful residence of Mr. and Mrs. I.S. JENKS, in the presence of the relatives of the bride and groom and a few intimate friends. The newly married couple departed for the South on their bridal tour.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 20 - William D. BLACK, for forty years a resident of Lake City, died here late yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Randolph CARTER. He was brought here a month ago for medical treatment, but despite every attention he continues to sink. He had been in business at Lake City for many years. Deceased was a native of Missouri, and 63 years. Funeral arrangements will be made to-day.
ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), June 20 - Mrs. E.J. ATKINSON, one of the oldest and most highly-esteemed residents of Placer County died here yesterday afternoon of paralysis, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.E.L. LEAVELL. She was stricken about a year ago, and while she has appeared to improve at times, the state of her health has been very feeble for many months. Mrs. ATKINSON was a pioneer woman, she having come to California in 1852 by way of the Isthmus of Panama, landing at San Francisco in September of that year. She was born in Canada, December 23, 1830, but was brought to the United States when a child, and settled in Illinois, coming from that State to California, she being at the time a widow. In 1854 she was married to George HILL, at Sacramento, from which union six children were born. She was again left a widow in 1861, and some years latter married a man by the name of ATKINSON, whose name she bore at the time of her death. She possessed rare executive ability and accumulated a large fortune, at the time of her death being one of the three largest individual taxpayers in the county. Four children survive her, they being Mrs. R.E.L. LEAVELL, John A. HILL and Walter FIDDYMENT, of Roseville, and Mrs. Dr. W.N. FINNEY, of Lincoln, besides relatives living at Sacramento, Courtland and Santa Rosa. Funeral arrangements have been made for to-morrow at 2 p.m., and interment will be in the Roseville cemetery.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 20 - There is one less teacher on the salary list for the new school year, which will begin with the first Monday in September. At last night’s meeting of the Board of Education one teacher was dropped, owing to the falling off in the number of pupils during the past year. The recent census returns showed a startling decrease in children of a school age, many families having moved away of late months, hence the action of last night. The following teachers were appointed:
E.E. ARMSTRONG, Principal of the city schools, $160 per month; G.W. OGDEN and Mrs. McMORMICK, seventh grade instructors, $90 per month; Miss S. POWER, Miss Lizzie KEENAN, Lizzie RICHARD, Maude MURCHIE, Gertrude GOYNE, Mrs. Cora WADSWORTH, Mrs. Millie MORGAN and Miss Helen RANSOME, $70 per month; E.H.BARKER, Principal of the High School, $150 per month; Miss Florence KIMBALL, High School, $105; Miss Shirley WARD, of Woodland newly appointed, $100, to teach English and French. There will be no special French teacher this year, owing to lack of funds.
NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), June 20 - The novel spectacle of an attorney going to jail was witnessed here yesterday when George D. BUCKLEY, of this place, went up for thirty days in lieu of a fine of $30. He was given his choice, and said he would go to jail.
BUCKLEY, an attorney, raised a disturbance one night recently, and when arrested demanded a jury trial. He was accommodated and after hearing the testimony of several witnesses, the jury quickly brought in a verdict of guilty. BUCKLEY conducted his own case, but failed to make much of an impression on the jury in the face of evidence offered by the prosecution. District Attorney GEORGE L. JONES prosecuted the case.
CHICO (Butte Co.), June 20 - Early this morning shortly after midnight, in fact, Miss Ray FRANCIS and Dr. McGAUGHEY of Oroville were married here by the Rev. L.M. WILKINS, of the Episcopal Church. For some reason the couple desired the issuing of the license and the ceremony be kept secret, but they were unsuccessful. They left to-day for Southern California.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 20 - J.A. DAVIS, of San Francisco, who was the local representative of the Turnbulls, millionaire lumber men of Minneapolis, in their deal for the purchase of the holding of the Sierra Lumber Company, arrived here last night. It has been reported that the old deal fell through, and of this there seems little doubt, but DAVIS’ return here leads to the report that the Turnbulls seek to reopen negotiations.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 20 - The fortieth annual conference of the Methodist Church South, Colusa District, opened here this morning. Presiding Elder M. HODGSON, of Chico, occupied the chair. Rev. G.B. NEEDHAM, of Yuba City, was elected Secretary. Twelve pastors were present. Committees were named this morning and this afternoon various pastors made reports.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 20 - George T. ROOT, a laborer, committed suicide yesterday in the Sutton House, near the Butte County line. Insanity was the cause.
STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), June 20 - The taking of testimony in the LE DOUX murder case concluded at noon to-day, when a recess was taken, and the Court announced that argument would begin at 1 o’clock. It is expected that to-day and to-morrow and possibly part of Friday will be taken up with the argument. The trial has lasted about two weeks and a great many witnesses have been examined, and for that reason it is thought that the argument will be long, at least on the side of the prosecution.
While the prevailing sentiment is that the accused is guilty, there is some feeling that the jury may disagree, for various reasons, such as the fact that the accused is a woman and the evidence is largely circumstantial.
NAPA (Napa Co.), June 20 - A strong effort will be made by the local Parlor of Native Sons, at the Convention in Ventura of that Order, to have the next Grand Convention meet in this city. The delegates from Napa Parlor are: J.M. PALMER, A.C. AMATUTZ, E.L. WEBBER and Frank M. SILVA, and they have been instructed to do their utmost to bring around this end. Superior Judge H.C. GESFORD and Frank L. COOMBS will also attend the session of the Grand Parlor as Past Grand Presidents of the Order.
CHICO (Butte Co.), June 20 - Charles A. ALBRIG, of Ono, Shasta County, died here yesterday. He had been in bad health for some time. The body was sent to Ono for burial. His sister, Mrs. Alice BAKER, resides here.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, June 21, 1906
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), June 21 - Sunday was the first real Summer day that has come this season to this part of the mountains. The day was warm and since then the weather has been ideal. Owing to the cold weather, the ranchers became quite discouraged. They say that alfalfa was especially injured by being frozen. Although the season will be a month late, the prospect for bunch grass hay is quite good, except where high water will interfere with harvesting, as is the case at the head of the valley near Sierraville. There is considerable snow, much more than usual, on the mountains, and consequently much water is still coming down. It is definitely known now that fruit was very seriously damaged by the last freeze, even late fruit. H.H. ROBINSON, who has an orchard near here, says he will have only a few boxes this year. Usually he has hundreds of boxes. This is the first total fruit failure. A strange thing about it is the fact that fruit in the valley fared better than in the canyons. The reverse is the usual order, as it is colder in the valley than in the canyon. Garden truck suffered accordingly.
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), June 21 - C.W. ANDERSON, editor of the Loyaltonian, the only paper published here and which he has been running under lease, announced that he has acquired a half-interest in the Roseville Register, which, beginning July 1, he will publish in conjunction with U.G. FREEMAN, its present editor.
This means that a new man must be found to take charge of the Loyaltonian. As yet ANDERSON’s successor has not been announced. The Loyaltonian is in good condition. It is understood that ANDERSON and its owners could not agree on a price, hence the Roseville purchase.
LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), June 21 - The new electrical fire alarm system is being installed here by R.W. BENDER, by order of the Board of Trustees of the town. The fire alarm boxes are being placed at convenient points about town, and are connected by wire to a gong in the power house, where the fire pump is located. When the knob is dropped the alarm is turned in. Heretofore there was no way to give the alarm to the watchman except by messenger and sometimes valuable time was lost by the delay. Last year a special water reservoir for fire purposes was constructed and connected with the fire pump. The fire companies will receive all the profits from the celebration here on the Fourth and they will use this money to further equip and improve the service.
PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), June 21 - John ELLIOT, charged with battery upon Carmelita SYLVIA, who lives near Georgetown, was brought over from that place to this city yesterday. He put up a bond of $100 for his appearance in Court on July 9 and returned to Georgetown in the afternoon. Miss SYLVIA has the charge of Mr. ELLIOT’s little girl and it was while he was paying her a visit that the trouble occurred, resulting in the arrest. ELLIOT says that he did not attack the woman, but that she attacked him with a hatchet, which, after a struggle, he took away from her. A few years ago ELLIOT was in Court on a suit for the guardianship of his daughter, Genevieve ELLIOT. Considerable attention was attracted by the act at the time.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), June 21 - Vincent MAY, a sailor on the Lawton, was paid off with $2064 for seven years service on May 16th, and went for a couple of days to the Naval Y.M.C.A. here. Then thinking he would like to buy an interest in a saloon called “The Palm” he strolled in there and after being liberally treated to drinks, he bought a half interest from one of the partners, SWARS, for $1500.
The other partner, A.S. AMARAL, however, refused to let him have anything to do with running the place and after a protracted spree of ten days, the remainder of MAY’s savings went. Then AMRAL offered him $250 for the half interest he had bought for $1500 ten days before, an offer accepted by MAY, but he only received $20 of the $250, it is said.
Chief of Police STANFORD and District Attorney GREGORY, at the request of the Naval Y.M.C.A., took up the case, and AMARAL was arrested for getting property under false pretenses. Yesterday he had his preliminary trial and after the District Attorney had characterized is as a heartless swindle, AMARAL was held to answer before the Superior Court. MAY has re-enlisted and has to begin all over again to save money.
CORNING (Tehama Co.), June 21 - Asa E. SAMPSON, for the past ten years a respected resident of this city, died of old age at his Fourth Avenue home Tuesday night. Mr. SAMPSON had been in failing health the past year and owing to his advanced age, 74 years, death was not unexpected. He was a survivor of the Civil War, enlisting as private in Company G, 49th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, in February, 1865, and was honorably discharged May 18 of the same year.
The funeral services were held from the family residence yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
He is survived by a wife.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), June 21 - Mrs. Abbie Glisson HADLEY died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. PETTIT in this city yesterday. She had been ill since last December, having suffered a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was a native of Ohio, 62 years of age. She was married in 1874 to J.T. HADLEY and they immediately came to California, settling in this county. Mr. HADLEY passed away in 1902. She since made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. PETTIT. Two step-children, Mrs. Lena PROCTOR and Will HADLEY, also survive her. The funeral was held this afternoon from the PETTIT home.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 21 - The Oroville bowling team last night defeated the Chico bowling team on the local alleys. Three games were bowled. First Oroville 524 points to Chico’s 492; second Oroville scored 624, Chico 496; third, Oroville scored 620, Chico 532.
The Oroville team was composed of McNAB, PATTERSON, BRANDT, HARVEY and
JOHNSON. Chico team, M.C. WALKER, R. HEIMBECK, J.W. McCULLEY, J. GREENE and
J. BENOSKY. A return game will be played in the near future.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 21 - Yesterday was the day of sudden deaths in this county. Last evening’s Bee told of two of them - Peter O. WESTON, here, who committed suicide, and George T. ROOT, of Sutton House, who also put an end to his life.
Last night, at Vina, there was another sudden death, but it was from natural causes. Miller WARREN, aged 65, an employe on the great Stanford ranch, was found dead in his bed in the little town. Justice of the Peace HENDERSON held an inquest, bringing in a verdict as indicated.
Rifle In Hand Of Sister Of One Of Them Discharged, Each Little Victim Shot In Leg
OLINDA (Shasta Co.), June 21 - Two girls narrowly escaped death here to-day, and as it is, while neither will die, both are suffering from painful bullet wounds. Ruth WALKER, aged 15, daughter of Rev. A.L. WALKER, and Grace WALKER, aged 2, granddaughter of the minister, were the victims. The accident was most peculiar. Grace WALKER was sitting on the lap of her sister, Alice, and Ruth was standing near by. The latter’s elder sister held in her hands a rifle used by her father, Otis WALKER, to kill hogs with. She attempted to pass it to her father, but as she did to its contents were discharged, the bullet striking Ruth and Grace. Both were wounded in the left leg, the former above the knee and the latter below. Singular as it may seem, Alice WALKER, who was holding Grace on her lap, was not harmed, although badly frightened. The bullet struck and passed through the left leg of the baby and then on to Ruth, who was in line, serving her in the same manner.
A physician was promptly summoned and everything was done to put the little sufferers out of misery. They will soon recover.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 21 - J.J. GUENTHERODT, miner and newspaper correspondent, who was arrested on a charge of setting forest fires near here, was released yesterday upon his own recognizance, through the intervention of friends. He has retained an attorney to defend him. The trial is set for Monday.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 21 - Howard REED, the Yuba County orchardist who has earned the title of “pear king,” will receive some of the city’s good money because certain of the tracts he holds leases on for the Bartlett pear crops are needed for railroad rights-of-way.
The fact that he had contracted the crop of Bartlett pears growing in the KERTCHEM orchard, several acres of which were bought by the city recently, means that about $200 must be paid him. REED also owns the pear crop on the PETERS place which was purchased by the Western Pacific this week. He has also control of the P. GEORGE pear orchard south of town, the THRESHER orchard near Gridley, all the heavy bearing trees in Sutter County and one or two Bartlett pears orchards in Yolo County.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 21 - An unusual accident occurred at the home of William TURNER last night. His two little girls, aged 10 and 8 years, retired to their bedroom and one went to the land of Nod, while the other sat up in the bed to trim her toenails with a manicuring scissors. Presently the sleeping girl changed her position, and in so doing threw one of her ankles against the sharp point of the scissors in her sister’s hand. The scissors severed an artery, and if older and cooler heads had not been near to act promptly, pending the arrival of a physician, the result would have been serious.
AUBURN (Placer Co.), June 21 - All through the hours of Tuesday night searchers scoured the hills about Ophir in quest of Hattie JONES, a little 12-year-old girl, who was reported lost. The disappearance of the little one caused intense excitement and the Sheriff’s office here was appealed to for aid.
The child has been living with her grandmother, and on Tuesday afternoon became angered at something and left her home, and no trace of her could be found. The supposition was that she had wandered into the forests in her pique and was unable to find her way back again.
After an all-night search it was learned that instead of being lost she had gone to the house of her uncle, a few miles from her home, and when found declined to return to her grandmother.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 21 - No clue has ever been found as to the whereabouts of George PLASTERAS, the Greek interpreter, who skipped out with $1000 belonging to fellow countrymen a few weeks ago, notwithstanding the fact that descriptions of him were sent broadcast and the services of the Pinkerton detective agency enlisted.
At the time of his escape it was thought he had confederates who aided him and who are now believed to know his whereabouts. Within the past few days the Greeks have shown a strange desire to let the matter drop and not prosecute him, and the officers are inclined to believe that PLASTERAS had been in communication with his confederates, who have brought about this change of feeling among the men who were robbed. Notwithstanding this fact, however, the officers will not let the matter drop.
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), June 21 - Near the Hendrix Mine on the Magalia Ridge yesterday, the body of a dead man was found in the branches of a tree overhanging the Feather River. The body was found by a fisherman. From all appearances the dead man was a laborer. He was dressed in overalls and rough shoes. Deputy Coroner REYNOLDS, of this city, was notified and Coroner PETTIT left here this morning for Magalia, where an inquest will be held.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), June 21 - Another pioneer, L. TURLEY (better known as “Tobe”), who for the past forty-five years mined on the Klamath River, from Beaver Creek to Orleans Bar, at times alone and also in partnership with the late Dan CALDWELL, of Hamburg, passed away here Tuesday. Paralysis and old age caused his death. The deceased was a native of Missouri, and aged 78 years. It has been claimed, and proven, that during his younger years he was the best rifle shot in Siskiyou County. While not leaving any known relatives, he leaves friends here, old and young, who revere his memory. The interment took place yesterday.
YREKA (Siskiyou Co), June 21 - James BRADLEY and J.C. REYNOLDS, who pleaded guilty to burglarizing J.M. WALBRIDGE’s store at Montague will not receive their sentence until their alleged partner in crime, Fred FLORES, who pleaded not guilty, has had his trial, the District Attorney holding them over as witnesses against FLORES.
REDDING (Shasta Co.), June 21 - Professor Benjamin MACOMBER, Principal of the Shasta County High School, and Miss Teresa A. CARR, long a teacher in the Redding schools, were married in this city yesterday afternoon, Father CARR, of Dunsmuir, solemnizing the ceremony. Professor and Mrs. MACOMBER left on the evening train for Carrville, Trinity County, where they will remain until the opening of schools.
KENNETT (Shasta Co.), June 21 - Charles HOFFMASTER and Miss Hattie SMITH, both of this place, were married yesterday at the county seat. After making a short tour they will return to Kennett to make their home. Mr. HOFFMASTER, recently a resident of DE LA MAR, where he was long in the employ of the Bully Hill Company, is storekeeper here for the Mammoth Copper Company. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. SMITH, also recent residents of De La Mar.
SIMS (Shasta Co.), June 21 - The two-story farm house of A.L. RABE, across the river from this station, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The building and contents were a total loss of $2000 with no insurance. Mr. RABE has been foreman on the section for several years and the dwelling was only recently completed from his savings.
RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), June 21 - In this city yesterday, at the home of the bride’s mother, Miss Mabel REARDON was united in marriage to Herbert L. HAND, a Southern Pacific Employe and resident of Dunsmuir, where the couple will make their home. They left for Los Angeles on the afternoon train.
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The Evening Bee
Wednesday, November 28, 1906
CONVICT VAUGHAN IN SUPERIOR COURT
The Eureka Editor Called At The Herald Office And Fired Three Shots At That Paper’s Business Manager EUREKA (Humboldt Co.), November 28 - M.M. VAUGHAN was convicted of an assault with a deadly weapon by a jury last night, in the Superior Court. VAUGHAN is editor of the Californian, a weekly paper, and last March got into a controversy with the Evening Herald. He is a paralytic and the Herald referred to his infirmity in one of its articles. VAUGHAN sent word that a retraction must be made or the editor of the Herald must fight. A retraction not being made, he went in a buggy to the Herald office and asked to see the editor, Niles O. HYATT, the business manager of the Herald came out and VAUGHAN fired three shots at him, none of which took effect. VAUGHAN was arrested and charged with an assault with a deadly weapon. When convicted VAUGHAN was recommended to the mercy of the Court.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 28 - Word was received in this city at 2 o’clock this morning of the death of Mrs. J.R. McCRODAN in San Francisco. No particulars were given. His husband is a cigar dealer in this city. Mrs. McCRODAN’s death is a surprise to the residents of this city, as it was not generally known she was ill.
Thomas Collison, Western Pacific Contractor, Whose Family Live At Grass Valley, Meets Awful Fate OROVILLE (Butte Co.), November 28 - At what is known as Sumsion Camp No. 1, on the Western Pacific, Thomas COLLISON, a concrete contractor, was instantly killed yesterday by falling from a concrete wall forty feet high. He was directing the construction of the wall when he slipped and fell over the edge, death resulting instantaneously.
The dean man was about 50 years of age, and had a family residing in Grass Valley, where the remains will be shipped for interment.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), November 28 - Word reached here late yesterday that Thomas COLLISON, whose family resides here, had fallen from a forty-foot stone wall in the Feather River Canyon, breaking his neck and crushing his skull. Death was instantaneous. This morning his body was removed to Oroville, where an inquest was held. It will be shipped here for burial.
COLLISON, for many years a highly esteemed resident of this place, had been in the employ of the Western Pacific for several months, carrying out concrete contracts. He had undertaken to erect a high stone wall in the canyon of the Feather, fourteen miles from Oroville, and had it reared to a hight of forty feet. Yesterday morning, as he stood on top of the wall, he suddenly lost his balance or became dizzy and plunged downward headforemost to the hard, rocky ground before a hand could be stretched out to save him. At 1 o’clock this morning The Bee correspondent at this city received the information that as far as was known at Oroville, the body was still at Sumsion?s Camp, where the fatality occurred, but that the Coroner had long since departed for the scene.
COLLISON leaves a wife and a large family. They are heartbroken over the sad news, which has cast a gloom over the community as he was a man who enjoyed a wide friendship, and was held in the highest esteem. He was aged about 50 years.
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 28 - A large hay warehouse belonging to D. BALFOUR and leased to George OGDEN, located near the depot, caught fire about 8 o?clock last night and burned to the ground.
There were 1296 tons of hay in the warehouse, all of which was destroyed. It is estimated that the loss on the hay is about $13,000, and on the building $4000. It is thought that there is about 60 per cent insurance. The origin of the fire is a mystery.
ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), November 28 - A very familiar landmark in the center of Alturas has just been demolished and removed. Ever since the destruction of the Nichols building, on the corner of Modoc and Main Streets, its thick stone vault has stood as a monument. The structure was sold this week and the stone removed to the sidewalk of the lot to be used for curbing. The old vault had an interesting history, having served for many years as the county Treasurer?s strong box. Afterward it was utilized by the Post Office and for many years protected the stamps and property of Uncle Sam.
Had Choynski Defeated Him, Kane Wound Have Lost The Girl Who Wedded Him At Auburn Yesterday AUBURN (Placer Co.), November 28 - William R. KANE, a young Grass Valley pugilist participated in a ring contest in that city on Monday, but the spectators were not aware that the young man was fighting for more than mere stakes of money. KANE thought but little of the pecuniary benefit of the contest, and nothing but a knock-out blow could have caused him to give up the fight, which, by the way was declared a draw.
KANE was fighting for the hand of the woman he loves, as she had placed a condition upon the contest, and that was that to win her he must not go down in defeat.
KANE had already agreed to the match before his lady love knew anything of the affair and on hearing it she made strong objections, declaring she would never marry him if he entered the ring. But the young pugilist?s word had been given to meet CHOYNSKI and he could not cancel his obligation. So he pleaded with the young woman, showing her how impossible it would be to decline to enter the ring, after he had agreed to do so. For a time she was obdurate. To marry a pugilist was not to her liking. However, she could find it in her heart to love a victorious pugilist, but a defeated one, never. So the young woman made this the essence of her promise and William must not be among the fallen, else he could not lead her to the altar. As the contest was a draw, the young man claimed his bride, who is Miss Delia M. BORLACE, of Nevada City, and yesterday the young couple, accompanied by KANE?s mother, arrived in this city and were married by Justice Henry McCANN. Mrs. KANE, the groom’s mother, filed her written consent to the marriage, her son being but 19 years of age. The bride gave her age as 18.
After the ceremony and happy congratulations among the Court House officials the young couple left for their home in Grass Valley. While the groom did not meet defeat in his ring contest, he bore evidence of considerable punishment. A blackened optic was one of the prominent marks of his opponent.
GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), November 28 - Since the KANE-CHOYNSKI fight on Monday evening all the boxers in town have caught the fever the worst way. Jack CLIFFORD challenges KANE and CHOYNSKI for the same night, declaring he will knock them both out in twenty rounds, taking CHOYNSKI on first. CLIFFORD recently knocked out LUNDY and CORDELL, but there are many who doubt if he could put these two husky lads away in eh same night, as they would both merely fight on the defensive, though CHOYNSKI, before leaving said he was willing to meet CLIFFORD himself for twenty rounds. CLIFFORD has the offer to fight Adam RYAN, the crack Eastern lightweight, at Tonopah on New Year’s Day, as the main preliminary to the GANS-HERMAN go. This he will accept.
?Fighting Dick? TROUNCE has also challenged KANE and CHOYNSKI. KANE gave CHOYNSKI the surprise of his life. He not only stayed the required ten rounds, but made the San Francisco boy fight his fastest all the way. At the end neither was in distress, though KANE was getting weak in the legs. This is his first real fight, as hitherto he has never met any but local lads, who have been easy picking.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), November 28 - The marriage of Elmer A. HUMPHREY and Miss Ruth W. HOPE, whose engagement was announced in The Bee some time ago, took place Monday at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. A. FOX, in West Lodi, at noon. Only immediate friends and relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. HUMPHREY left after the wedding dinner for a tour of the south after which they will visit at the home of Mr. HUMPHREY at Winters. Mr. HUMPHREY is a prominent fruit man, having full charge of the Earl Fruit Company?s packing and shipping quarters at this place.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 28 - The death is announced from Oakland of Mrs. R.M. FORD, who for a number of years was engaged in the millinery business in Marysville. She was well known in Yuba and Sutter Counties. She leaves four daughters - Mrs. William O?BANION, of Oakland, Mrs. William THARP, of Sutter City, and the Misses Grace and Carrie FORD, of Oakland. Mrs. FORD had reached her sixty-fourth year.
IONE (Amador Co.), November 28 - S.T.SEAMANS and wife on Monday celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home, three miles from Buena Vista.
The two daughters of the aged couple - Mrs. George HANLEY of Julian District and Mrs. J.COBURN of Penryn, Placer County - and their husbands were present. There were also many members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in attendance. SEAMANS and wife are members of that church. Many beautiful presents were received and the day was made a happy reunion of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. SEAMANS were married in Michigan, November 26, (not legible). They resided in that State until about 1892, when they came to California, for the past twelve years making their home on their ranch in Buena Vista Park, about eight miles from Ione.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), November 28 - The funeral of Mrs. Jane BUCHANAN, mother of Mrs. Charles E. PICKERING, of this place, was held from her late residence. Mrs. BUCHANAN was aged 49 years. She died of pneumonia. She had been ill for over two weeks prior to her death but would not consent to have a doctor until beyond help. She was a believer of the doctrine of Christian Science. She leaves two daughters to mourn her death. Interment was made in Lodi Cemetery.
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The Evening Bee
Thursday, November 29, 1906
Mrs. S.H. Laugenour Answers Last Call
COLUSA (Colusa Co.), November 29 - Mrs. S.H. LAUGENOUR, a pioneer resident of this county, died this morning after several weeks’ illness, at the age of 82. The interment will be in the College City Cemetery Saturday, Rev. W.F. REAGOR, of Sacramento, officiating. She leaves several children and numerous other relatives.
Her children are: Mrs. S.A. HUSTON, editor of the Home Alliance, Woodland; ex-Supervisor J.H. LAUGENOUR, Rufus LAUENOUR, Miss Lillie L. LAUGENOUR, County Superintendent of Schools, Misses Bertha and Nan LAUGENOUR, of Colusa, and Mrs. Ella McCOY, of Red Bluff.
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), November29 - Jacob BARMAN, who arrived here when the Russian cruiser, Lena, was brought to Mare Island during the Russo-Japan War, was arrested this morning on a charge of bigamy. When the Lena left for a home port, BARMAN remained behind, securing a small place near the edge of town. Recently he married a San Francisco woman and a few days ago his wife and family arrived from Russia. Hence the charge of bigamy.
LODI (San Joaquin Co.), November 29 - A telegram from San Francisco to the effect that Rev. W.P. GRANT successfully underwent a dangerous operation yesterday, was received by his wife last evening. Rev. GRANT is the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place and has been in poor health for some time.
Bust of Le Conte - The Le Conte Grammar School of Berkeley will have a handsome bust of the late Professor Joseph LE CONTE, known to educators and men of science all over the world. The presentation of the bust was made by Miss LE CONTE at the meeting of the Berkeley Board of Education Tuesday night. A pedestal for the bust will be provided by the Board.
Jealous Wife - Albert MARTIN was married to Jessie MARTIN four months ago. Yesterday he obtained a divorce it being shown that she had so frightened Martin?s relatives that they locked the door of his room to protect him from the threatened vengeance of his bride, who was insanely jealous of him.
Hosmer Files Contest - J.A. HOSMER, whom the Election Commissioners have declared defeated in his recent race with Police Judge Edmund P. MOGAN, filed a contest with the County Clerk of San Francisco yesterday, alleging that he had been counted out by false and inaccurate canvassing of the returns.
Denicke Acquitted - The jury in the case of Ernest DENICKE, charged with manslaughter on April 20th, in having killed an unknown man during the excitement following the earthquake, after deliberating six hours last night rendered a verdict of not guilty.
Try Twice to Kill Themselves - Apparently despondent because of having been detained at the Oakland Police Station, Anita RIVESTA and Mamie SILCOVITZ, aged 15 years, attempted for the second time to end their lives by inhaling gas, having carefully closed the door of their room and sealed up all the apertures possible.
Dies in Baths - James F. DEVLIN, a well-known contractor of San Francisco, died last evening at the Kadee Baths on Gough Street, presumably from pneumonia. Deceased left a wife and two children.
Assaulted by Thugs - Ernest LINDNER, a linotype operator, last night was held up and severely beaten by three unknown men in the shadow of the Palace Hotel ruins in San Francisco. The would-be thugs were frightened away before they had a chance to search LINDNER, but not until they had vented their spite for his resistance by striking him several times upon the head with a blunt instrument, inflicting numerous lacerations of the scalp and face.
Refugees Suffer - The first real test of the refugee cottages in San Francisco came yesterday, and scores of them, after the hardest rain of the season, were found wanting. The hundreds still sheltered in tents suffer intolerably.
Powell Won Fight - Lew POWELL won his fight with “Cyclone” THOMPSON last night at Colma on a foul in the tenth round.
Robbed the Dead - While A. SCHWINN and his wife lay dead in their home at Erie and Howard Streets on April 18th last, Oliver LIND entered the house, stepped over the two dead bodies, and robbed the house of all the jewelry it contained. LIND has confessed.
Hurt by Cars - Two men were injured in car accidents in San Francisco last night. James BANKNER fell to the street at Thirteenth and Mission Streets, and at the City and County Hospital it was found that he had severe concussion of the brain. James McALLISTER, a mail wagon driver, was struck buy a car at Mission and Spear, scalp wounds being inflicted.
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