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Evening Bee, Sacramento

Tuesday July 11, 1906 

TELLS HOW DORA CHIPP SHOT BABY

Mother of Murdered Infant Takes Stand and Describes Indian Woman’s Fiendish Attack on Her.

YREKA ( Siskiyou Co.), July 11 - As told in The Bee last evening, Dora CHIPP, the young Indian woman who killed the infant child of Mrs. William BEALE, was held to answer as the result of Court proceedings held here yesterday.

The preliminary hearing commended in the morning before Judge W.M. THOMAS, District Attorney LUTTRELL appearing for The People, and Attorneys James D. FAIRCHILD and F.W. HOOPER for the defendant.

The prisoner was escorted in to Court by Sheriff HOWARD and Deputy GANEY. The first witness called was Mrs. William Beale, who described her meeting with the defendant on the road about two miles distant from her home. Words passed between them and Dora CHIPP tore the reins from the head of Mrs. Beale’s horse. Then, alighting from the horse which she was riding, as Mrs. Beale left her rig, both women started to scuffle in the road, the white woman being twice thrown to the ground.

The Chipp woman and Mrs. Beale struggled for possession of the latter’s revolver. They arose and separated, the defendant gaining possession of the weapon as they did so. She then shot Mrs. Beale in the chin. The white woman ran toward a neighbor’s house, but fell. While on the ground she thought she heard another shot, which is presumed to be the shot that killed the child. Arising, Mrs. Beale continued to the house, where she was followed on horseback by the defendant, who emptied the revolver at the house where Mrs. Beale had taken refuge. In the meantime the baby lay in the road. The next time Mrs. Beale saw the child it was dead.

Mrs. Cinda CRAME, Dora Chipp’s half-sister, testified that she had informed the defendant that Mrs. Beale would visit Mrs. THACKERY’s house on the day of the shooting, she having learned of the fact from Mrs. Beale some three days prior thereto. It proved that Dora Chipp, having received the information of the proposed visit to Thackery’s, laid in wait for Mrs. Beale.

The preliminary hearing was reopened in the afternoon. Dr. McMULTY, County Physician, was called and testified as to the results of an autopsy held on the remains of the Beale child, which showed that two bullets had entered the brain, one from the back and the other from the side of the head, either of which would cause death. The witness also identified one of the bullets extracted from the brain, also the powder-stained hood with bullet holes through it.

Henry F. GENEY, Deputy Sheriff, identified a loaded revolver found among the personal effects of the defendant at the time of her incarceration in the County Jail here, and also testified that at a subsequent time, when asked why she had killed the child, she answered, “I had reason to do it.”

The People closed the case, and the defendant did not offer any defense. Justice THOMAS carefully summed up the evidence and ordered the defendant held to answer to the charge of murder without bail. 

CLOUT IS HELD FOR SHOOTING LE VALLEY

BECKWITH (Plumas Co.), July 11 - The trial of Albert Clout for the shooting of George LE VALLEY, of Marysville, early on the morning of July 2d, was tried before Justice of the Peace Frank L. NUTTER Monday afternoon. The case was rather an extended one for Beckwith, requiring five hours for the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, the pleas by the attorneys in behalf of plaintiff and defense, and the rendering of the verdict by the Judge.

The charge brought against Clout was wilful, unlawful and felonious assault upon the person of George LE VALLEY. Deputy District Attorney M.C.CURR handled the case for the plaintiff, Attorney JONES, of Reno, did all in his power for the defense.

The decision of the Court was that Clout is guilty of the crime attributed to him and that he be held under bail of $10,000, waiting the session of the Grand Jury. Later it was decided to lower the amount inasmuch as it would be impossible for the defense to raise such a sum. 

FRANK ROSS COMES BACK TO SACRAMENTO

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 11 - Several important changes and additions in the local management of the Northern Electric Company have been made. News of the appointment of A.G. SCHINDLER, formerly connected with the interurban lines in the neighborhood of Los Angeles, as general Manager of the Northern Electric system has already been made in the Bee. Mr. Schindler has already assumed the duties.

Following this announcement comes that of the appointment of Mr. DIMMICK, Vice-President of the Company, and present manager, to the position of General Superintendent, vice F.A. ROSS. F.A. Ross, former Superintendent, has been transferred to Sacramento, where he is employed by the Company in another capacity.

The constant increase of the work and the creation of new departments is bringing many able men to Chico. 

CONFESSED TO SAVE HER LIFE

Mrs. Dorka Denies Wrong Relations With Tillotson and Tells of Her Husband’s Threats to Murder.

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 11 - The Last Chance tragedy, which occurred Saturday, will probably end without a prosecution of any of the participants. Attorneys predict that the hand of the law will not be laid on TILLOTSON, or even DORKA, who killed William POLIFKA by mistake.

The most that Dorka could be held to account for would be manslaughter, and in his blind, helpless condition, no jury would convict the husband, who sought out the alleged destroyer of his home, and in his jealous passion mistook an innocent man for the tempter who, he claims, alienated his wife’s affections.

The full details of the conditions and events which led to the shooting were not given in the first reports of the tragedy, and while the wife of Dorka protests her innocence of any criminal intimacy with Tillotson, she tells rather a remarkable story. According to her version she left the dance hall at Last Chance the night of the tragedy at 11 o’clock in company of Tillotson, and did not return to her home until 3 in the morning. Dorka had been waiting for several hours and demanded an explanation. A quarrel ensued, and it was then, she says, that Dorka began choking her and commanding her to confess her criminal intimacy with Tillotson. This she says she did in order to save her life, but she now declares it was not true. Dorka told her to leave, and said he would kill Tillotson and her and then commit suicide. He started back to his saloon, where he began drinking heavily.

Mrs. Dorka gave the alarm as to her husband’s intentions, and several friends tried to intercede and dissuade him from his purpose, but he drove everyone away from him. A warning was sent to Tillotson at the Home Ticket Mine not to come to Last Chance until Dorka’s anger had subsided, but it was only a few minutes after this that Dorka arrived at the mine and the tragedy occurred.

Dorka’s story agrees substantially with his wife’s in the important particulars. He is lying at his home, attended by his wife, but those who visited the place say that there is no air of wifely devotion about her, and that she does not appear to regret the awful predicament of her husband.

It will be several weeks before Dorka’s condition will be so he can appear in Court.

The sentiment in the mountain neighborhood where the killing occurred is in favor of Tillotson.

The people of Last Chance were highly incensed over the killing of Polifka, and threats of lynching Dorka were made. 

DEAD BODY THAT OF SISKIYOU MAN

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), July 11 - The Sheriff and Coroner are still at Hayfork making a thorough investigation into the case of the dead body found buried in the sand there, as told in yesterday’s Bee. It is now clear that the corpse is not that of William VIENAS, and everything points to its being that of Turner PALMER. Vienas had red hair, while that on the body found is light brown, and the frame work is much larger than his.

Not much is known of Palmer. He came from the Klamath River section in Siskiyou County with a man named CAMPBELL, whom the officers are now trying to locate. It is reported here that a bullet hole has been found in the skull of the dead man, and suspicion is directed to Campbell, who was Palmer’s associate and who seems to have disappeared.

The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, July 11, 1906

Page 6

Clout Is Held For Shooting Le Valley

BECKWITH (Plumas Co.), July 11 - The trial of Albert CLOUT for the shooting of George LE VALLEY, of Marysville, early on the morning of July 2d, was tried before Justice of the Peace Frank L. NUTTER Monday afternoon. The case was rather an extended one for Beckwith, requiring five hours for the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, the pleas by the attorneys in behalf of plaintiff and defense, and the rendering of the verdict by the Judge.

The charge brought against CLOUT was wilful, unlawful and felonious assault upon the person of George LE VALLEY. Deputy District Attorney M.C.  CURR handled the case for the plaintiff. Attorney JONES, of Reno, did all in his power for the defense.

The decision of the Court was that CLOUT is guilty of the crime attributed to him and that he be held under bail of $10,000, waiting the session of the Grand Jury. Later it was decided to lower the amount inasmuch as it would be impossible for the defense to raise such a sum.

Wrecked Train Had $2,000,000 in Gold

REDDINS (Shasta Co.), July 11 - It was learned here yesterday that the express car which was in the Sunday night wreck of the No. 15 near Gregory contained $2,000,000 in treasure that was in transit to San Francisco. Four express guards were aboard the car. When the wreck occurred the guards first thought there was a hold-up.

When the car was lifted on the rails by the wrecker, it was backed up to Gregory and set out on the siding. The four guards, armed to the teeth, stood guard over the $2,000,000 until the train came along at 10 p.m. and took the express car to San Francisco. It was not known until the car was gone that so much treasure was on hand on the sidetrack in the canyon.

Contest Over Julien Clark Estate Begins

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 11 - The contest over the will of the late Julien H. CLARK was commenced in the Superior Court yesterday.  CLARK lived at Hungry Hollow in this county for many years, and during his lifetime was supposed to be a bachelor. After his death, however, a will was filed in which he gave his son, Lorenzo J. CLARK, of Minnesota, the sum of $5. The remainder of his property, which is considerable, was left to his sister, Mary H. METCALF, of Connecticut.

The contest is based on the grounds of fraud and undue influence by Mrs.

METCALF. A.C. HUSTON appears for the contestant, Lorenzo J. CLARK, and W.A.

ANDERSON and George CLARK for Mrs. METCALF.

Frank Ross Comes Back to Sacramento

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 11 - Several important changes and additions to the local management of the Northern Electric Company have been made. News of the appointment of A.G. SCHINDLER, formerly connected with the interurban lines in the neighborhood of Los Angeles, as General Manager of the Northern Electric system has already been made in The Bee. Mr. SCHINDLER has already assumed his duties.

Following this announcement comes that of the appointment of Mr. DIMMICK, Vice-President of the Company, and present Manager, to the position of General Superintendent, vice F.A. ROSS. F.A. ROSS, former Superintendent, has been transferred to Sacramento, where he is employed by the Company in another capacity.

The constant increase of the work and the creation of new departments is bringing many able men to Chico.

Tore Flesh From Leg

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), July 11 - T.H. SMEED, a machinist at the New York Machine Shope in this city, met with a painful accident, and it is little short of a miracle that life was not crushed out of him. He was hoisting a heavy piece of shafting when it slipped and fell on him. Luckily he was struck a glancing blow, but as it was he suffered painful wounds, the blow lacerating and tearing the flesh from his leg, leaving the bone bare from the knee down.

CONFESSED TO SAVE HER LIFE

Mrs. Dorka Denies Wrong Relations With Tillotson and Tells of Her Husband’s Threats to Murder AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 11 - The Last Chance tragedy, which occurred Saturday, will probably end without a prosecution of any of the participants. Attorneys predict that the hand of the law will not be laid on TILLOTSON, or even DORKA, who killed William POLIFKA by mistake.  The most that DORKA could be held to account for would be manslaughter, and in his blind, helpless condition, no jury would convict the husband, who sought out the alleged destroyer of his home, and in his jealous passion mistook an innocent man for the tempter who, he claims, alienated his wife’s affections.

It is rumored that TILLOTSON will insist on a preliminary examination in order to be exonerated for shooting DORKA.

The full details of the conditions and events which led to the shooting were not given in the first reports of the tragedy, and while the wife of DORKA protests her innocence of any criminal intimacy with TILLOTSON, she tells rather a remarkable story. According to her version she left the dance hall at Last Chance the night of the tragedy at 11 o’clock in company with TILLOTSON, and did not return to her home until 3 in the morning. DORKA had been waiting for several hours and demanded an explanation. A quarrel ensued, and it was then, she says, that DORKA began choking her and commanding her to confess her criminal intimacy with TILLOTSON. This she says she did in order to save her life, but she now declares it was not true. DORKA told her to leave, and said he would kill TILLOTSON and her and then commit suicide. He started back to his saloon, where he began drinking heavily.

Mrs. DORKA gave the alarm as to her husband’s intentions, and several friends tried to intercede and dissuade him from his purpose, but he drove everyone away from him. A warning was sent to TILLOTSON at the Home Ticket Mine not to come to Last Chance until DORKA’s anger had subsided, but it was only a few minutes after this that DORKA arrived at the mine and the tragedy occurred.

DORKA’s story agrees substantially with his wife’s in the important particulars. He is lying at his home, attended by his wife, but those who visited the place say that there is no air of wifely devotion about her, and that she does not appear to regret the awful predicament of her husband.  It will be several weeks before DORKA’s condition will be so he can appear in Court.

The sentiment in the mountain neighborhood where the killing occurred is in favor of TILLOTSON.

The people of Last Chance were highly incensed over the killing of POLIFKA, and threats of lynching DORKA were made.

Colored Rivals in a Fatal Shooting

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), July 11 - Two former Stockton colored men got into a shooting scrape last Sunday night at Angels Camp. A colored woman named Sadie SMITH was the object of their affections, and the cause of the shooting.

David BENTON is the name of the man who did the shooting and JOHNSON of the man who was shot. They had had several quarrels over the woman, and last Sunday night met in the center of the town. BENTON puled a revolver and fired done shot, the bullet taking effect. He was captured shortly after by Deputy Sheriff HEROLD. The bullet struck JOHNSON on the left side near the eighth rib, and his recovery is doubtful. BENTON has been charged with assault with attempt to commit murder.

The defendant is a piano player and has been in Angels a couple of weeks.  His rival for the dusky lady’s love ran a restaurant. He and BENTON were acquainted in this city where the latter was known as DAVIDS.

Dead Body That of Siskiyou Man

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), July 11 - The Sheriff and Coroner are still at Hayfork making a thorough investigation into the case of the dead body found buried in the sand there, as told in yesterday’s Bee. It is now clear that the corpse is not that of William VIENAS, and everything points to its being that of Turner PALMER. VIENAS had red hair, while that on the body found is light brown, and the frame work is much larger than his.  Not much is known of PALMER. He came from the Klamath River section in Siskiyou County with a man named CAMPBELL, whom the officers are now trying to locate. It is reported here that a bullet hole has been found in the skull of the dead man, and suspicion is directed to CAMPBELL, who was PALMER’s associate and who seems to have disappeared.

Court Sets Miss Bertha Capps Free

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), July 11 - The ugly charge of murder - infanticide - which has been hanging over Miss Bertha CAPPS of Oakdale since June 21st, growing out of the investigation of a Coroner’s jury into the finding of the body of a newly-born babe in the streets of the little town of Knights Ferry, Miss CAPPS being suspected by the jury of having given birth to and disposed of the babe, was dismissed by Justice RALLS, of Oakdale at the preliminary examination held in his Court Monday.  Justice RALLS adjudged that sufficient evidence had not been presented to warrant holding the young woman to the upper Court on such a grave charge.

Sudden Insanity

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 11 - H.G. LEONARD was removed from this place early last evening to the County Jail at Nevada City by Marshal DEEBLE and Constable EDWARDS. He went insane during the day. His relatives in San Francisco have been notified.

LEONARD arrived yesterday morning direct from San Francisco and made his way to the home of George WETERAU, on Washington Hill, this city, having an acquaintance of long standing with the family. He had sent no word of his coming, but was given a hearty welcome. During the afternoon he began acting queerly and finally became a chattering idiot. He imagined that men were after him to do him injury, and was with difficulty restrained from bolting.

He has a father and mother living on Octavia Street, San Francisco, and a message has been sent to them.

IN SERIOUS CONDITION

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 11 - Howard T. BUCKWORTH was operated on last

night at the County Hospital by Dr. TICKELL, who removed a number of birdshot from his left arm and leg. He is unquestionably insane and in a serious condition from his wounds BUCKWORTH, in a rambling way, relates a pathetic story. He claims to have served five years as a regular in the Philippines, and after his discharge worked around Dixon. With considerable money on his person, he states, he went to Sacramento, where he became intoxicated and was given “knockout drops.” When he came to his senses he was lying near China Slough, robbed of money, watch and everything of value. Then he took to the road and his mind finally became clouded. He declares that he was educated for the ministry, but fell from grace and entered the army. He has the appearance of coming from a good family, and doubtless behind him lies an interesting story.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Friday July 13, 1906

Page 6

Cashes a Forged Check and Skips

NAPA (Napa Co.), July 13 - The police and Sheriff’s office are making extraordinary efforts to locate August ROSSELL, or L.F. BERTON, as he is sometimes known, and his description was forwarded Wednesday all over the State. ROSSELL came to Napa a few days before the Fourth and made his headquarters at the Revere House. He was smooth of tongue and quite a spender and visited the saloons around the city frequently. At the Swiss-Union Hotel he became extremely intimate with the proprietor E.  GIOVANNINI, and on the morning of the 7th of this month requested him to cash a small check, as he was out of ready cash.

Anxious to accommodate so good a customer GIOVANNINI handed the man $21 in exchange for a check on the Crocker-Woolworth Bank of San Francisco, made out in the name of Jos. Fetz & Co., of San Francisco, end endorsed by August ROSSELL. One of the local banks cashed the check for GIOVANNINI, but it was returned to this city Wednesday by the San Francisco Clearing House with the statement that there was no such firm in existence.  Complaint was then sworn to by the buncoed man. The officers are trying hard to locate the offender, as it is believed he is the one who has been distributing worthless paper in the different towns around here for the past few weeks.

Cow the Cause of This Man’s Lockjaw

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 13 - Martin STROHL, a well-known resident of Chico, aged about forty-five years, is the victim of a serious case of lockjaw of four days’ standing, and grave fears are felt for his recovery. The circumstances causing lockjaw to set in are peculiar. Mr. STROHL is the possessor of a pet cow which stepped on a tin can. The can clung to her foot and STROHL was engaged in prying it off with a stick when the cow kicked, driving the stick into the fleshy part of his right hand.  As the wound was not thought serious at the time, a physician was not called, and as a result blood poisoning set in and four days ago lockjaw made its appearance.

Mr. STROHL is now thought to have small chances for recovery.

For Embezzlement

KLAMATH FALLS (Ore.), July 13 - K.L. AVILA, a representative of Eller’s piano house of Portland, was taken to Medford Wednesday morning by Sheriff D.H. JACKSON on a warrant charging him with larceny by embezzlement. It is charged that AVILA collected certain sums of money belonging to the house he represented and appropriated the funds to his own use, sending part of the money to relatives in San Francisco, who were victims of the recent earthquake and fire.

Conrad Hermle Dead

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 13 - Conrad HERMLE died at his residence in Hungry Hollow in the western part of the county yesterday afternoon. Deceased was a native of Germany, and came to this county about thirty-four years ago. His wife and one son survive him.

Forced to Use Japs

LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), July 13 - Thirty-five Japs went through here yesterday en route to Spring Garden to work on the Western Pacific tunnel there. The scarcity of men compels the construction company to employ any labor it can get.

The HORTEN Brothers’ sawmill here, which started up this week, is running short-handed. The Reno mill, which is shut down this week waiting for logs, took some of its men over to the logging camp, and employed others in the yard here in order to hold them until they can start, which will be next Monday.

Deserter or Not?

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 13 - W.W. McCAN insists that he is a deserter from Mare Island. The authorities there say if he is they don’t know it, and they do not want him returned. So it is up to Marshal MABEN to dispose of the man who is in his hands. McCAN “confessed” somedays ago and the Marshal at once wrote to the Commandant at Mare Island. He was considerably surprised at the reply he received.

CAMPBELL IS FOUND GUILTY

Slayer of Andrew Mulligan Hears Verdict Of The Jury With Recommendation For Life Imprisonment DOWNIEVILLE (Sierra Co.), July 13 - At 10:30 last night the jury in the murder case of Robert CAMPBELL, who killed Andrew MULLIGAN last Winter, returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, with the recommendation that the sentence be imprisonment for life.  CAMPBELL was visibly moved by the finding. Whether a new trial is contemplated by the defense has not been learned. The case went to the jury at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

The prosecution was assisted by Frank R. WEHS, of San Francisco, former District Attorney of Sierra, who made a strong plea for conviction and a verdict of first degree murder. In his closing address, W.H. CARLIN, of Marysville, made an impassioned speech for the defense. The defense offered little evidence during the trial, but made a play for sympathy by making the most of the declaration that CAMPBELL was intoxicated and irresponsible at the time he murdered Andrew MULLIGAN over a trivial matter last Winter.  The killing occurred here last December. MULLIGAN was conducting a bar.  CAMPBELL, heavily under the influence of liquor, entered the place and after a time demanded a drink. He was refused, and one word led to another. He finally flew into a terrible rage and shot MULLIGAN dead.

Pioneer of Siskiyou Buried at Loyalton

LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), July 13 - The funeral of John SCHROEDER was held here yesterday afternoon. Deceased was a 49er, going to Siskiyou County at that time, and coming here in 1862. He was born in Indiana in 1822. His wife died twenty-six years ago. He was the father of twelve children, seven of whom are living. He made and spent several fortunes in his time. He made a fortune in mining before coming here, and as a rancher here was at one time extensively engaged in stock raising. The surviving children are Albert, Marian, Robert and John SCHROEDER, Mrs. May MICKEY, Mrs. Lizzie SHEETS and Mrs. Martha CHURCH.

Mr. SCHROEDER was a typical Westerner, a hardy pioneer, and came from good stock. He had one brother who was a Methodist clergyman.

White Rock Lake Still Frozen Over

TRUCKEE (Nevada Co.), July 13 - Fred A. JORDON, manager of a Weber Lake Hotel, was in Truckee yesterday and says that White Rock Lake, the highest lake in this section of the State, is still frozen over, something never before known this time of the year, not only by pioneer citizens, but also by Indians, who say that they never knew ice to remain on this body of water so late in the season. The ice will hold up a horse and it extends over the lake. The snow is still many feet deep. In many places it is fully twenty feet over the trail. White rock is about ten miles from Weber Lake. The snow remained so late they did not open the Summer resort until July 5th.

Dead Man Found

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 13 - Word was received here late last night that the badly decomposed body of a man was found yesterday afternoon on the banks of Pit River, a mile and a half below Wyndham Ferry. The discovery was made on what is called the Canyon place by Al McCASKELL, a logger, working in the Redding and Big Bend Lumber Company’s drive.  No identification of the dead man has so far been made. The man was 6 feet 5 inches tall and had been dead for several weeks, probably. The body was found on a flat high above the present stage of the river, and was probably washed there by the last high water. Coroner BASSETT has gone to Pit River to hold an inquest and it is possible his investigations may reveal the name of the unknown dead.

Marriage at Durham

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 13 - A marriage of considerable local interest occurred at Durham, south of Chico, last evening, when Louis H. McLAIN, of Magalia, and Miss Maud E. TAYLOR, of Durham, were united for life. Mr.  McLAIN is a prosperous young miner of Magalia. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. TAYLOR, of Durham, Mr. TAYLOR being the manager of the Durham Flouring Mills.

Welch Is Arrested on Assault Charge

COLUSA (Colusa Co.), July 13 - R.L. WELCH, a well-known saloonman on this place, was arrested yesterday on a complaint sworn to by Frank MURPHY, night clerk at the National Hotel, and charged with an assault with a deadly weapon.

WELCH telephoned to the hotel late in the evening and MURPHY answered the call and then resumed his duties. In a short time WELCH came in, knocked MURPHY down, it is charged, then drew a revolver and threatened to shoot him.

J.L. ERISEY, proprietor of the Hotel, heard the commotion and came in. He asked WELCH to desist, but instead WELCH is said to have drawn his gun on ERISEY.

WELCH was arrested later and pleaded under $1000 bonds until his hearing next Monday morning.

This is the second time WELCH has been in trouble lately. About three months ago, while playing cards with another saloonkeeper known as “Big Lex” MORTON, the two became entangled in a fight, that nearly resulted disastrously.

Imagines He Is a Wild Animal

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 13 - Another insane man has been taken into custody in the person of Irving D. GIBSON. He was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff WATERS in his rooms at the home of Mrs. W.G. IVY, this city.  GIBSON, a young man of refined appearance, came here about two weeks ago from San Francisco to recuperate. He stated that he had been a Court Reporter in the Bay city, but failing health had driven him into the mountains, where he expected his shattered nerves to regain their wonted strength. He suddenly developed mania and the officers were summoned.  GIBSON’s hallucination is that he is an animal having been transformed by certain persons who are endeavoring to administer “dope” to him for purposes which he does not explain. It is known that GIBSON was until recently a law student at Stanford University. His home is in Oregon and his relatives will be notified at one.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

July 14, 1906

page 6

FARM HAND GETS INTO TROUBLE

Young Man In Marysville Under Arrest Upon A Charge Of Forgery Cashed Check For $27.

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 14 - Thomas GORDON, a young man who this week quit the employ of Horst Brothers at Wheatland, is under arrest upon a charge of forgery.

When GORDON quit the Horst place Thursday he was given a check in the sum of $5.25 to cover the wages due him. It was signed by S.E. CROWDER, the foreman, and was honored in a Wheatland store where GORDON presented it.  On reaching this city yesterday GORDON procured from a storekeeper blank checks of the Rideout Bank and, it is alleged, filled them out in several sums over the forged signature of “Samuel Crowder.” He tried to pass one on M. SCHWAB, who does business near the bank, and who consulted the bank before cashing it. He was advised that CROWDER always signed his checks “S.E. CROWDER” and that in all likelihood the check was spurious.  GORDON, it is said, then tried in another quarter and received of Joseph WHYLER $27.60. When the latter complained to the police, GORDON was landed in short order by Officers McCOY and BURROUGHS. The prisoner had $17 left when arrested.

Miner Killed by Falling Gravel Bank

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 14 - Coroner HOCKING was summoned yesterday to Fall Creek, twelve miles above Washington, to conduct an inquest, into the death of John ZUVER, who was killed there by a falling gravel bank.  ZUVER was washing down the bank, using a small stream, when the mass gave way beneath tons of gravel.

His brave little wife witnessed the accident and all alone went to his rescue. Unable to dig him out, she resorted to the monitor and washed away the pile of dirt beneath which lay her husband. When she finally reached him and dragged the body out to daylight life had fled. He was smothered to death. ZUVER was a young man, aged about 26. He had been in the Washington country about three years and was well liked.

Fire Destroys Pasture

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 14 - Another big fire yesterday afternoon on the TALBOT ranch destroyed 3000 acres of pasture valued at $3000. The fire started in a cabin occupied by sheepherders, who went to sleep in the afternoon without taking the precaution of taking the fire from their pipes.  Two small buildings and all the fences in the line of the fire were destroyed. When the news was telephoned to Willows, S.P. SHERFEY, one of the executors of the estate of J.R. TABLOT, hired six men to go out to fight the flames and just at dark last evening had it under control.  CAMPBELL and PETERSON rented the pasture last week from the TALBOT estate, but they had sublet the part that burned to J.R. GARNETT and Oscar CHRISTIAN, who are the losers.

Poisonous Weed Kills Many Sheep

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 14 - Frank HENRIQUES has lost 150 sheep during the past two weeks because they have partaken of a poisonous weed that grows on the range along the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek, in Western Shasta County. This is the second season he has met with a heavy loss in that section and he has finally concluded to abandon the range altogether. It is somewhat singular that goats and cattle grassing on the same range are in no way affected.

NO CLUE TO THE MURDERER

Body of Man Found In McCoby Gulch Believed To Be That Of Turner Palmer, Who Dropped From Sight.

HAYFORK (Trinity Co.), July 14 - The inquest held on the body that was found last Sunday in McCOBY Gulch, two miles from hayfork, where coyotes had dug it up from a grave only eleven inches deep, was concluded here yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Coroner RYAN and Sheriff BERGIN arrived here Monday morning from Weaverville and had spent the whole week in trying to run down clues that promised to lead to the murderer, but all to no purpose.  It was finally concluded to hold the inquest yesterday on such evidence as was at hand. The jury found that the dead man was probably Turner PALMER, who purchased the bottle of medicine found on the dead, in Weaverville on October 6th last. Dr. TAYLOR, who wrote the prescription, could not positively identify the dead. The clothing was so torn that it was not recognizable as that worn by the purchaser of the prescription.  What are thought to be bullet holes were found in the remnant of the shirt. The time of the murder could not be determined. TURNER was never seen in Hayfork. In fact, he was little known in Trinity County, for he was in Weaverville for only one day, and that was when he called on Dr. TAYLOR. It is not even known positively where he came from, although it is thought he had lived either at Sawyer’s Creek, Siskiyou County, or along Klamath River.  As told in The Bee early in the week it was positively determined that the body was not that of William VIENAS, who disappeared so mysteriously last October while on his way from Hyampom to Hayfork. He has never been heard from since, but the finding of this body has revived interest in his case, and on next Monday morning a party of eight men will leave Hayfork to scour the country between here and Hyampom and try to find some trace of his body.  The body of Turner PALMER was taken to Weaverville last night by Coroner BRYAN and it will be given a second and deeper burial in the Weaverville Cemetery.

BABY DROWNED IN A DITCH

Little Girl Toddles Into Water Only A Foot Deep And Loses Life - Was Found

BELLA VISTA (Shasta Co.), July 14 - Mary, the 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. MANTER, of this place, was drowned yesterday afternoon in an irrigation ditch that flows near the family home. Water in the ditch was not a foot deep.

The little girl barely able to walk was playing with other children about the MANTER home. She toddled off by herself, and was soon missed by Mrs.  MANTER, who was inside the house but reasonably watchful of the little children playing in the yard.

At 3 o’clock she missed little Mary from the happy throng. She went outdoors to hunt for the little one that she had seen only ten minutes before. She did not have to go far to find her baby daughter lying face downward in the water in the irrigating ditch.

Life was not wholly extinct. The mother, assisted by neighbors, worked for two hours to resuscitate the child. A physician was summoned from Redding, ten miles away.

He arrived before all signs of animation had passed away and it was not until 5:30 in the afternoon, two hours and a half after the little girl had fallen into the water, that hope was abandoned and she was pronounced dead.

Left Without Paying His Bills

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 14 - C.E. FINNEY, of Lincoln, was in Marysville last night looking for a Greek named CACHAREA, who is mourned in the pottery town because of the fact that a number of the merchants extended him credit and were left in the lurch when he skipped. The search here was unavailing, notwithstanding the fact that a partner of CACHAREA came here and was supposed to be taking up the trail of the fugitive.

Dead Man’s Name Was Not Learned

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 14 - Coroner BASSETT was unable to determine at the inquest held yesterday afternoon the name of the man whose badly decomposed body was found Thursday afternoon on Pit River, a mile below Wyndham Ferry, as told in The Bee of Friday. It was determined that the man was white and that he had been dead for three months, probably. He was very tall and aged between 30 and 40 years. The only clothing on the body was a heavy blue flannel shirt and an undershirt. One foot was encased in a No. 9 shoe. There was no evidence that the man had been foully dealt with. Burial was made on the spot, a blanket being the winding sheet of the dead. It would be almost impossible to convey a coffin to the rocky gorge where the body was found.

First Will Broken in Yolo County

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 14 - The jury in the Julius H. CLARK will contest rendered a verdict last night in favor of the contestant. Two ballots were taken in the jury room and the jury stood 8 to 4 the first time, 9 to 3 the second time and when polled in Court the jury stood 10 to 2.  CLARK died several years ago in this county. Until his death he was thought to be a bachelor. After his death a will was found in which he willed a son who lives in Minnesota $5 and the remainder of his property to his sister. The son contested the will with the result as above stated. The attorneys for the proponent of the will say they will appeal.  This is said to be the first will ever broken in the county.

Case of Forgery

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 14 - The local officers have received no word as yet on the whereabouts of T. BRYAN who forged the time checks on the Yolo Orchard Company and cashed them in Woodland, as told in yesterday’s Bee. It now transpires that they were forgeries, as the name of the Superintendent of the ranch was forged to them.

Died at Willows

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 14 - Mrs. Josephine MURPHY, relict of Matthew MURPHY, who was one of the pioneer business men of Jacinto at the time that town was booming, died at her home in Willows last night. Chronic malaria fever is given as the cause of her death, she having been a sufferer with that malady for many years.

Deceased was a native of Dunn County, Wisconsin, aged ** years. Two daughters survive her.

Death of D.R. Jones

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), July 14 - D.R. JONES, the owner of the well-known mountain resort in Plumas County known as Buck’s Ranch, died suddenly yesterday. JONES was well known in both Butte and Plumas counties and also in Wheatland, where his family resides and where the funeral will take place. JONES is reputed to be a very wealthy man.

To Shoot at Woodland

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 14 - Sergeant C.A. RICE, Sergeant S.C. SALISBURY and Private F.E. STAPLETON of Company A departed for Woodland yesterday morning to enter the contest between the different squads of the various companies of the Second Regiment, N.G.C., in the shoot to-day and to-morrow.

 

The Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

July 14, 1906

Page 7

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORD

Licenses To Wed Issued And Decrees Of Separation Granted In Superior California Counties REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 14 - Marriage licenses were issued during the week to the following couples: Carl SHIREK, aged 28, of San Francisco and Laura I. LOWDON, aged 28, of Redding; James S. FULLER, aged 32, and Jean A.  SYME, aged 23, both of French Gulch; Thomas DODSON, aged 35, and Mary RUSSELL, aged 22, both of Oakland; Kirby P. STOW, aged 25, of Old Diggins, and Olive STEVENS, aged 17, of Buckeye; Fred B. MAXWELL, aged 32, of Kennett, and Hattie CORDRAY, aged 19, of Redding; William H. HALLETT, aged 26, and Grace M. ALFORD, aged 23, both of Oakland.  Six final decrees of divorce were granted to the following couples, the plaintiffs being first named: Mary D. NASCIMENTO and Manuel NASCIMENTO;

Luella BACON and Richard Pratt BACON; Fred B. MAXWELL and Annie G. MAXWELL;

Pearl THOMAS and James THOMAS; Chauncey W. BLAKE and Eva F. BLAKE; Albert A.

WOODS and Mary WOODS.

IN YUBA COUNTY

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 14 - Marriage licenses were granted to two couples in this county since the last report, as follows: Jose F. TRIGUIERO and Mary NEAL, both of Sutter County; H.G. WILSON and Miss Flora HADDEN, both of Chico.

The engagement is announced of Miss Blanche CARSTENBROCK, of Marysville, and William MEREDITH, of Sacramento. The wedding will take place July 25th.

IN SISKIYOU COUNTY

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), July 14 - Marriage licenses were issued during the week, as follows: Warden Downing HANAN, age 40, and Ione DAVIS, aged 29, both of Callahan; Nathaniel BRIGGS, age 25, and Augusta HICKEY, age 31, both of Gazelle; Leon LUCEN, age 27, and Anna McGUINNESS, both of Sisson; Frank P. HENDERSON, age 28, and Belle YAGOR, age 18, both of Algomat.

IN YOLO COUNTY

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 14 - The following marriage licenses were issued the past week: Charles A. BARNES, of Humboldt County, and Loretta PRITCHETT, of this county; John H. MITCHELL, of Oakland, and Miss Gertrude NOE, of this county.

IN BUTTE COUNTY

Oroville (Butte Co.), July 14 - The following marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk during the past week: Charles I. EDWARDS, aged 35, and Mabel Laura JONES, aged 24, both of Nelson; Pearl STETSON, aged 31, and May L. RIGHTMIRE, aged 18, both of Chico; Louis H. McLAIN, aged 28, of Paradise, and Maud E. TAYLOR, aged 26, of Magalia; Charles E. BRADBURY, aged 26, and Alice R. McCLURE, aged 20, both of Chico.

IN NEVADA COUNTY

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 14 - The following weddings took place during the week:

At this city - W.J. FORD and Miss Evalyn CARLYON, at the home of the bride’s mother, Dr. G.W. BEATTY of the M.E. Church officiating.  At Nevada City - William H. SCHRADER and Miss Florence BRAYTON, at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. Francis A. LAMB officiating.  Divorces - Mrs. Frances G. DAY, of Truckee, was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from W.H. DAY. The custody of a minor child was given to the mother. Hollis P. COX, also of Truckee, was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Agnes E. COX.

SURPRISED THEIR FRIENDS

NAPA (Napa Co.), July 14 - Hartwell D. JACKSON of this city and Miss Beatrice GALT of Red Bluff were married in Sacramento last Wednesday by Rev.  J.T. WILLS at the Presbyterian parsonage. The news leaked out here to-day and was quite a surprise to the many friends of Jackson in Napa.  The groom is a well known druggist of this city. Mrs. JACKSON is the daughter of J.A. GALT, a well known lumberman of Red Bluff. The pair will make their home in Napa, where a cozy little home has been prepared for them.

IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), July 14 - To-day before the Superior Court, Mrs.  Mabel PEARSON, a well and favorably known young woman of Lodi, brought suit for divorce from her husband, Lincoln L. PEARSON, on the ground of failure to provide.

The complaint alleges that in February, 1905, the young couple arranged to attend church; that Mrs. PEARSON did attend the church, but PEARSON left the house and has never returned.

Cannot Secure a Duplicate Tag

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 14 - No matter how a dog loses its collar and tag, the city will not issue another license tag free of charge. This question came up again at last night’s meeting of the Board of Trustees, as it has at almost every meeting for months and by looking back over the minutes it was ascertained that in March, by unanimous vote, the Board decided that once having sold a dog owner a tag, it was under no obligation to give him another in case the one purchased was lost or stolen. It was decided to stand by the March decision.

The question was brought up by Mrs. J.R. THOMAS, who stated that the tag which she had purchased had been lost or stolen, presumably stolen, and she did not consider it just to compel her to buy another.  Back of this is an interesting story which ended at a late hour yesterday afternoon, when City Poundmaster Samuel MITCHELL was acquitted by a jury of a charge of removing the collar and tag from the neck of the dog owned by Mrs. THOMAS. MITCHELL empounded the animal two weeks ago, and was accused by Mrs. THOMAS and her son of taking the collar and doing away with it. Fred THOMAS swore to a complaint charging MITCHELL with petit larceny. MITCHELL denied that the dog had a collar when lassoed on the street. Mrs. THOMAS proved that a license had been purchased, and there the matter rested for the jury to decide. It promptly brought in a verdict of not guilty. Judge COUGHLAN, who tried the case, declared that it should never have been brought into Court as there was no evidence against the accused. COUGHLIN, a Nevada City Justice, sat for Justice FRANK, who was otherwise engaged.

Both Defendants Held to Answer

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), July 14 - May CLARK and Tony ROSSI have both been held to answer on felony charges.

The CLARK woman is accused of having robbed a man named William O’BRIEN of $70 in gold coin. She is an attractive woman, 19 years of age, and recently came from San Francisco. The money was found in the possession of a man named PATTON with whom she had been consorting. He was discharged, however, as he was not directly connected with the case.

ROSSI shot Paul DE MARTINI, a saloon keeper, because the latter rushed to the assistance of a women the defendant was beating. His attorneys offered no evidence, evidently keeping it from the District Attorney. The Justice fixed his bail at $2000, which was furnished.

Landmark Destroyed

AUBURN (Place Co.), July 14 - The old historical Grizzly Bear House, about twelve miles north of this place, on the Forest Hill Road, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss is about $3000 on the building and contents.

John HUTINSON, the pioneer stockman who owns the ranch on which the notable building stood, lost $455 in greenbacks, which he had just received for the sale of some property. About 150 chickens were burned up in a shed which adjoined the house. No cause is known for the fire. The Grizzly Bear House was a prominent stopping place for travelers in the early days before the advent of railroads.

Farm Sold

NAPA (Napa Co.), July 14 - Olive Hill Farm, one of the most picturesque places in the Napa Valley, has been purchased by I.Y. ECCLESTON, Cashier of the Oakland Bank of Savings, who has moved with his family to the place. A large part of the large farm is planted in olives, fruit and vines.

Finds Brother After Many Years

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), July 14 - Through the untiring efforts of Mrs. H.  BENTLEY, of Woodbridge for the past forty-five years she has found her brother, James WELCH, from whom she has been separated since childhood.  WELCH joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil Way, enlisting with a Maine regiment. At the close of the war he returned home to find the family broken up and scattered.

Mrs. BENTLEY, then a young woman, came to Woodbridge and married Dr. H.  BENTLEY. Since leaving home she had not heard from her brother. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., she enlisted the aid of the Pension Bureau and her brother was located in Arizona where he has mining interests.  WELCH arrived in Lodi Thursday evening. A family re-union will be held next week, at which two other sisters, Mrs. Anna WILLIMG, of Ukiah, and Mrs.  Celia SMITH, of Palo Alto, will be present.

Charge Against Driemer Dismissed

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 14 - The case against Louis DRIEMER, charged with taking a watch and chain and $25 in money from Nana CLAIRBORNE, a colored woman, has had more difficulty in getting into a trial Court. DRIEMER was first charged with grand larceny, but the value of the property did not equal enough to sustain such a charge. The District Attorney then asked the committing magistrate to hold DRIEMER on a charge of burglary, but Justice McCANN, after some deliberation, declined to hold the prisoner on this and dismissed the charge against him, intimating that petty larceny was as serious a charge as could be prosecuted.

The District Attorney, however, declined to consent to the lesser charge, and a complaint was sworn to before the Superior Court again charging burglary against DRIEMER. The defendant was asked if he would consent to plead guilty to petty larceny, but he stoutly declined to do this, and considerable comment was made as to the man’s guilt or innocence. The variance in the statements of the prosecuting witness caused the sentiment to be somewhat favorable to the defendant. Yesterday the defendant was brought before Judge PREWETT. The defendant’s demurrer to the complaint was sustained, and leave given until 4:30 to file a new complaint. As no subsequent complaint was filed against DRIEMER, the Court ordered him released from custody and he was discharged.

No Principal Yet

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), July 14 - No Principal has as yet been selected by the Trustees of Salem District to fill the vacancy at the High School left by the resignation of J.B. WOOTTEN. Miss Fanny C. STONE, who has taught her several years will retain the Vice-Principalship. Miss Jettora E. WATKINS, of Sacramento, and Miss Gertrude McGAIN have been selected to teach this year. Another teacher will probably be added in the commercial department.

Severely Injured

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), July 14 - While driving along the Pleasant Valley road Thursday afternoon, Jas. M. ANDERSON was thrown from his buggy and severely injured. His horse became unmanageable and turned in the road, the force of which threw ANDERSON from the buggy. The buggy was turned over and ANDERSON received cuts about his head and face. He was brought down to Placerville yesterday morning, where his injuries were dressed.

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Monday, July 16, 1906

Page 6

BRAVE OFFICER MENTAL WRECK

“Jack” Colford Placed Under Restraint Because Of Wild Actions And Physicians Are In Charge MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 16 - The Sad spectacle of an officer of the law being held as prisoner and patient because of dissipated habits, which have all but wrecked his mind, is presented by John COLFORD, who up to a week ago held the position of special watchman in the Chinatown district and also wore the star of a Deputy Sheriff.

COLFORD, who is but 35 years of age, had an enviable record up to two years ago, when he contracted the liquor habit. Because of that misfortune the City Council was forced to remove him from the regular police force and he has been going from bad to worse ever since until now his staunchest friends are forced to admit that mental aberration due to his dissipation has set in.

For a time last week he was a patient at the County Hospital, but on account of repairs being made to certain Wards in that institution he is now occupying quarters at the County Jail. His condition is little better than it was a week ago, despite medical aid.

Eighteen years ago COLFORD proved himself a hero one night on the occasion of a disastrous conflagration in the business district. He was assistant engineer at the water works plant, which supplied the only water available for fire fighting purposes. The flames were rapidly devouring the property on all sides of the engine room where he was firing the furnaces and finally the heat became so intense that it threatened to drive everyone from the plant. When everyone else deserted, COLFORD remained at his post and kept up steam that forced the water into the mains even after the water works building was destroyed and the reservoir tanks were dislodged. For his bravery he was presented by the citizens with a handsome watch and chain.

Desertion Charged

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 16 - In the divorce case of Lillian May MERRILL vs. Elbridge Clarke MERRILL, in the absence of the regular return of service of the papers upon the defendant, the Court has ordered the publication of the summons in a newspaper. The plaintiff was formerly Miss Lillian BRYDEN, of Honcut. The defendant is a son of the late D.P. MERRILL, who for years was the express and railroad companies’ agent at that place. Desertion and failure to provide are alleged in the complaint.

Funeral of Mrs. John D. Stephens

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 16 - The funeral of the late Mrs. John D. STEPHENS was held at the home of Joseph CRAIG in this city Sunday afternoon. Rev.  D.E. HOLT, rector of the Episcopal Church, officiated.  Mrs. STEPHENS was the widow of the late John D. STEPHENS, the founder of the Bank of Woodland. For many years she made her home in Missouri, where she died July 9th, at the age of 86 years.

Only one child - Mrs. Joseph CRAIG of this city - survives her. The body arrived in this city from Missouri Saturday evening.

MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE AND CHILD

Engineer Staiger Thought Of Loved Ones As He Bravely Faced Death - Greater Catastrophe Averted REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 16 - Down thirteen miles of the steepest grade on the Southern Pacific, a north-bound freight train ran away Saturday afternoon, as mentioned in The Saturday Bee in a dispatch from Hornbrook, and fourteen of the seventeen cars in the train, together with the locomotive, jumped the rails at the south switch of the siding at Clawson, which is thirteen miles from Siskiyou, at the top of the hill.  The killed are CLARENCE LOCKERMAN, brakeman, whose home is at Paradise, near Durham, Butte County, and ROBERT STAIGER, engineer formerly of Sacramento, whose death occurred at Roseburg, Oregon, as he was being taken to the Portland Railroad Hospital. His mother resides at 416 M Street, Sacramento, in which city also reside his brothers J.E. an G.M. STAIGER.  The injured are Roy GILBERT, fireman, knee hurt; Sam WILEY, brakeman, arm broken and rib fractured; two tramps, riding underneath, clothing burned off; injuries slight.

Conductor HILTY, who was in the caboose, was not hurt at all.  At Siskiyou, on top of the hill, the rear brakeman should have tested the air. This was not done, and when the train commenced to descend the grade Engineer STAIGER discovered that the air brakes would not work. He whistled for the hand brakes, but before they could be attended to by the brakemen, the train was beyond all control, and it flew down the steep grade with the speed of a tornado. The train left Siskiyou at 12:05 p.m. The watches of Engineer STAIGER and Brakeman LOCKERMAN stopped at 12:16 and 12:13 respectively, indicating that the thirteen miles were covered in eleven or eight minutes. The engineer’s watch was probably the more carefully set and eleven minutes can be considered the exact time consumed in the runaway.  That the string of cars should stick to the rails that long, winding around the sharp curves and thundering down the steep grade, is of itself a marvel.  The crash came when the locomotive struck the switch at CLAWSON, four miles south of Ashland. The locomotive, No. 2630, was making its first trip after the rear-end collision at Kennett on Thursday a week ago. Engineer STAIGER stayed at the throttle. He had reversed his engine and put on a full head of steam, but it did no good. The locomotive turned turtle and the smokestack was driven in the ground. Engineer STAIGER was buried in the wreck. His leg was broken at the ankle, but the most severe injuries were caused by escaping steam and hot oil burning him.

The loaded freight cars made an indescribable pile of wreckage. Only three of the seventeen were left on the rails. They were the caboose and the last two cars.

Brakeman Clarence LOCKERMAN was extricated from the wreckage, but he lived only a few minutes.

Fireman Roy GILBERT, who had bravely clambored from his cab to the top of the train and was trying to set up the hand brakes, was thrown clear of the wreckage and escaped with a trifling bruise on one knee. Sam WILEY, second brakeman, escaped less fortunately. An arm was broken and a rib fractured.  He will recover.

Engineer Robert STAIGER, in spite of his pain and suffering, retained consciousness to the very last. He asked for a priest and one came from Ashland and administered the last sacraments, so soothing to the dying. He left a parting message for his wife and little child in Dunsmuir. He said he had done his duty and he faced death as bravely as a soldier on the field of battle. He was started on a special train to Portland for treatment in the Railroad Hospital, but death came at Roseburg.

Two tramps, riding beneath, were virtually stripped of their clothing.  They were cared for by the people of Ashland who provided them with new suits, gave medical attention to their trifling wounds and took up a collection for their benefit.

No. 15, south-bound overland express, had orders to meet the north-bound freight at Clawson. The express was fifteen minutes late. Had it been on time it would have come desperately near being run into by the runaway freight train. The switch that virtually caused the derailment of the runaway would alone have prevented the awful collision.  A new track was laid around the wreck. This was completed by 3:30 p.m., and the two sections of No. 15 the express went on their way and nine hours behind time. They picked up two hours lost time before reaching Delta, where they were delayed four hours more by another wreck. A carload of oranges in a north-bound freight was derailed in Tunnel No. 4. This wreck occurred early Sunday morning. It blocked the track for five or six hours.

ENDS HIS LIFE IN JAIL CELL

John H. Hyde, Aged Laborer, Arrested For Drunkenness, Hangs Himself, Strangling Slowly To Death OROVILLE (Butte Co.), July 16 - The body of a man was found hanging in one of the cells in the city prison Sunday morning about 11 o’clock by Officer TOLAND. Life had been extinct about thirty minutes.  The body was that of John H. HYDE, a man of about 60 years age and an employe in the gravel pit of the Northern Electric Company, a short distance below this city.

He was confined in the cell awaiting trial on charges of drunkenness and disturbing the peace.

The man took a most horrible means of ending his life, suffering death by slow strangulation. He took a pair of suspenders belonging to a fellow prisoner and fastened them to a nail high upon the wall of the cell. He then stood on the bed, inserted his chin into the loop of the suspenders and hung there until he was strangled.

When found his feet were still resting on the bed, his body hanging about six inches above it, half suspended in the air by the loop in the suspenders.

Little of anything was known of the man here, but his employers speak in the highest terms of him as a laborer. He had lived here about six weeks. On the pay roll of the Northern Electric he went under the name of F. HIDE and not John H. HYDE, the name he gave when arrested. HYDE had been in jail twice before, both times for drunkenness.

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, July 17, 1906

Page 6

Claims He Secretly Wed Miss Loveless

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 17 - The verdict of the physicians who conducted the autopsy in the case of Miss Nora LOVELESS, whose sudden death was mentioned in last night’s Bee, is that internal hemorrhage caused her short-lived illness and demise. The remains were shipped to Oroville last night for burial. Deceased was a native of Kansas and 23 years of age. The post-mortem examination was made at the request of the relatives of the young woman.

A peculiar side of the case is that a young man named J.W. KISTER called at the Morgue yesterday and asked to see the remains of his wife. As the physicians were holding the autopsy he was told to call at 1 p.m., but instead of returning he took the 2 p.m. train for Palermo. In the face of this, the relatives of the young woman deny that she was married. The young man stated that they were married secretly owing to the objections of his parents, who are wealthy and did not want him to marry until he is 21 years of age. As a matter of fact the postmortem proved that the young woman was enceinte, and that the hemorrhages which produced death were the result of an irregularity with one of the organs playing an important part during the early stages of that condition. There is no hint of suicide.

Mrs. John McKinley dies at St. Luke’s

YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), July 17 - Mrs. Wallace PLASKETT received a telegram yesterday from San Francisco stating that her aunt, Mrs. John McKINLEY, died at 5 o’clock yesterday morning in the city. Mrs. McKINLEY had been at St.  Luke’s Hospital off and on since January 15, and in February last was operated on three times for appendicitis and a floating kidney. She was to have been discharged from the hospital on June 15th as cured, but had a relapse which proved fatal. Mrs. McKINLEY was a native of California and 27 yeas of age, and until a short while ago resided with her husband west of Yuba City. The funeral services will be held to-morrow in San Francisco, and the interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Besides a husband, John McKINLEY, who is at present supposed to be in Nevada, deceased has a sister Mrs. Lizzie POE, whose whereabouts are unknown, and a niece, Mrs.  Wallace PLASKETT, who resides here.

First Woman of Year on Mt. Shasta’s Top

SISSON (Shasta Co.), July 17 - The first woman to reach the summit of Mt.

Shasta this season is Miss Jessie PAGE, who is visiting her aunt, Mrs. L.B.  OSBORN, of this place. There were four in the party, two young men and two young women. L.H. OSBORN, cousin to the young woman, was one of the party.  Only two succeeded in reaching the Summit - Miss PAGE and Mr. METCALF - while Mr. OSBORNE and Miss MOON could only make Thumb Rock, three-quarters of a mile from the summit. The trip to Shasta’s summit is one that severely tries the endurance of any one, and while the number of women that make the attempt each season is numbered by the score, yet the percentage that get to the top is about one out of every twenty that start.

Has Diphtheria

GREENVILLE (Plumas Co.), July 17 - A case of diphtheria is reported here in the family of Mrs. Jessie BONNIE. Last Thursday evening Mrs. BONIE and two children arrived in Greenville from Oakland on a visit to her mother, Mrs.  George PIERCE. On the following day one of the children became ill and Dr.  RUTLEDGE was summoned. After making a diagnosis of the case he pronounced it to be diphtheria in a mile form. Necessary steps were immediately taken to prevent the disease from spreading.

INJURED MAN REFUSED AID

Hurt In California, Near Border, Ashland Declines To Help, Sending Him To Yreka, And Death Follows COLE (Siskiyou Co.), July 17 - The Oregon-California State line may have been the cause of the death of Carl COATS in the County Hospital at Yreka yesterday afternoon.

COATS was employed in the lumber yard at Hilt, one mile south of this place and a little over one mile south of the State line. As he was crossing the track Saturday evening on his way to his quarters he was struck by a passing train and knocked to one side, but not killed. Unconscious side of the railroad and was first discovered at daybreak Sunday morning by the crew of a northbound freight. The train was stopped and the injured man taken aboard. He was humanely conveyed to Ashland, Oregon, that being the nearest point at which surgical or medical attention could be obtained.  Arriving at Ashland, the officials of that Oregon city, learning that COATS has been injured in California, would have nothing to do with the case and would not summon physicians to give first aid. On the contrary, the human sufferer was bundled aboard a southbound passenger train with orders that he be conveyed to Yreka, “where he belonged.” COATS, still unconscious, arrived in Yreka Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and was promptly attended to by Dr. COLLAR, who did not stop to inquire about the geography of the place where the injury had been received. He found that COATS’ skull had been fractured and should have received attention at the earliest possible moment. Over twelve hours of precious time had been lost in passing the sufferer over the State line, back and forth.

All was done for COATS that could be done, but he died in the County Hospital at Yreka yesterday afternoon.

Carl COATS had been employed all Summer at Hilt in the lumber yard. He was a young man of steady habits. His home was in Monmouth, Oregon, in the State whose officials are more particular about the geography of a State line than they are about relieving human suffering.

Woman Run Over

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), July 17 - Mrs. LA ROSE, of Whitewashed Tract, had a very narrow escape yesterday from being seriously injured in a runaway. A double team belonging to the Western Pacific became frightened at an automobile and dashed headlong down the street. Mrs. LA ROSE was driving down the street in a single buggy and attempted to get out of the way of the frightened animals. Fearing she would not succeed, she jumped from the rig, the hind wheels of which passed directly over her body. She was carried to a near by office and it was feared she was seriously injured, but after treatment by a physician she was enabled to go home, although she was bruised and battered quite severely.

FELL ON WALK BREAKING NECK

Old Miner Meets With Singular Accident And Dies Soon After As Result Despite Prompt Aid REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 17 - William WREN, an old-time Shasta County miner, fell on the sidewalk in from of the Otto JOHNSON tailoring establishment, at 7:30 last evening, his head striking on the cement pavement. He was carried to his room in the Temple Hotel and died at 9:20.  His neck was broken by the fall.

WREN had lived and worked in French Gulch and vicinity for thirty years.  He was generally a foreman in the mines. Only recently he went to Copper City and worked for a while, or until he was hurt in the mines. He had been in Redding for the last month.

He was aged 58 years, and had been foreman at the Gladstone Mine, near French Gulch, for several years.

Hugh E. Crutcher Called By Death

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 17 - J.G. CRUTCHER, Treasurer of this county has received word of the drowning of his brother, Hugh E. CRUTCHER, in Idaho. No particulars were given.

The deceased was a native of Colusa County, 32 years of age. He attended Hesperian College in this city, and graduated from the Nevada State University. For many years he resided at Emmet, Idaho, and was engaged in teaching. He was also Secretary of the Idaho State Sunday-school Association. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. CRUTCHER, of Emmet, Idaho, and his brother, J.G. CRUTCHER, in this county.

Mrs. Nugent Dead

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 17 - Mrs. R.J. NUGENT, for over thirty-five years a resident of Butte County, died last evening north of Chico, after four months’ illness, at the age of 60 years. Deceased was born in Missouri and leaves a husband, two daughters and a son to mourn her loss.

 

The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, July 17 1906

Page 7

Badly Burned in Buck’s Bar Fire

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), July 17 - A fire originated in the house of James AHART at Buck’s Bar, which resulted most seriously. When the flames were discovered they had gained such headway that they were soon beyond control and all effort to save the burning building or contents proved futile.

James AHART, aged 72 years, was badly burned before he could be rescued from the building, as also was the 6-year-old son of George S. AHART, who was asleep in the room when the fire started. Both were badly burned about the face and legs, and are in a critical condition.

It is supposed that the children left a candle burning, and the wind, blowing the curtain against the candle, set it on fire, the flames from which spread very rapidly through the building.

Red Bluff Man in Howell Estate Suit

NAPA (Napa Co.), July 17 - The hearing of the fraud charges in the estate of Hattie M. HOWELL, deceased, was up again in the Superior Court here this morning. Captain J.W. HOWELL, it will be recalled, alleges that Albert D.  CHARLES, a son of the dead woman, and a resident of Red Bluff, conspired with a member of the firm of Holt & York to defraud him by persuading him to sign away his right of administration for $1000.

This morning Theodore A. BELL took the stand and denied in total the allegations of HOWELL, stating that he, and not his brother, as charged, had made arrangements with plaintiff and that the latter fully understood the matter. He agreed to accept $500 in addition to $500 allowed him by the will. W.J. JOHNSON of Red Bluff and BELL represent CHARLES, and A.J. HULL appears for HOWELL. The case is still in progress.

Weber Looks to Governor For Aid

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 17 - Adolph WEBER thinks that by bringing all his influence to bear he can induce Governor PARDEE to commute his sentence. He had made up his mind to fight it out on this line, and he is as stubborn and determined about it as he has always been against the insanity plea.  WEBER yesterday sent for Lawyer SLADE and engaged him to get rid of Lawyer Grove L. JOHNSON, and papers were filed accordingly. The hearing was set for Monday. WEBER says he does not want JOHNSON, TUTTLE or any other lawyer to ask for a re-hearing before the Appellate Court. He has retained Lawyer TUTTLE to prepare his case before the Governor, as he deems that is his only hope. JOHNSON claims to have been retained by WEBER’s guardian.  Another phase of the murder case was argued in the Superior Court yesterday. Attorney PULLEN, for John ADAMS, maintained that ADAMS was still WEBER’s guardian, and would be until next October, a year after WEBER had become of age. He argued that WEBER was civilly dead, and had been ever since his conviction, and as such could only do those acts provided for in the Statutes. WEBER seeks to dismiss ADAMS as his agent.

Must Hang For Murder of Wife

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 17 - At 10 o’clock next Monday morning William J. TREBLICOX will be brought into Court, before Superior Judge NILON, to be resentenced to be hanged for wife murder. Such was the order issued by Judge NILON yesterday to Sheriff WALKER. TREBLICOX is now confined in San Quentin, where he has been since an appeal was taken by his attorneys in the case. Recently the Supreme Court delivered an opinion sustaining the decision of Judge NILON. There is no hope left for the condemned man unless the Governor intervenes, which he is not likely to do. TREBLICOX killed his wife in cold blood in Grass Valley over a year ago. Details of the killing have already appeared in The Bee. At the same time TREBLICOX also attempted the life of his wife’s cousin, Charles ALLEN, sending a bullet through his thigh.

Auto Alarms Horses and Stage Is Upset

TRUCKEE (Nevada Co.), July 17 - Last night Albert STREET, who drives a stage between Truckee and Sierraville, came very near losing his life as a result of his four-horse team taking fright at an automobile owned by Arthur DAVIES. STREET was on his return trip to this place when he met DAVIES on the Prosser Creek hill. At this particular point there is a sharp bend in the road, and DAVIES, coming at a high rate of speed, ran on the team before he could stop his machine. The leaders turned around in the road, upsetting the stage and throwing the driver beneath the vehicle. STREET had seven passengers in charge and how they escaped without a scratch is a puzzle.  STREET is badly injured about the legs.

Log Broke His Legs

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 17 - Walter D. COYNE, employed as logger at Lyonsville, where the Sierra Lumber Company sawmills are located, had both legs broken by being caught beneath a heavy log which rolled from the top of a truck. The lineman failed to give the signal to the young man when the cable was tightened. COYNE was taken to the Company’s hospital, where it was found that he had sustained numerous fractures on both legs below the knees.

Second Wife Makes Plea For Bigamist

RENO (Nev.), Miss Emma PETRIE, the second wife of Bigamist William B. YATES, arrived here from Oakland yesterday and to-day went to Carson to interview members of the Board of Pardons and to consult counsel regarding a pardon for her deceiver, who was sentenced to a year in prison but two weeks ago.  Miss PETRIE, although YATES married her knowing that he had a living wife, says she expects to remarry him as soon as he is liberated and can obtain a divorce from his first wife. She is a young woman and formerly lived in San Francisco.

YATES’ father, a prosperous Oregon lumberman, is here from Portland to also appear before the Board of Pardons, which is to hold another meeting on August 15.

Rig Stolen

DIXON (Solano Co.), July 17 - A horse and buggy was stolen Sunday from a hitching rack in this town, where it had been left by the owner, Peter TIMM, Jr., a farmer who resides about six miles from Dixon. TIMM had left his rig only a short time before it disappeared, and he thought it a joke played on him by some of his friends. It was late yesterday afternoon before he realized that his property had been stolen. He reported the matter to the local officers. No trace can be had of the missing rig further than a report that two men were seen driving very rapidly with an outfit answering the description of the stolen rig in a southerly direction at about 10 o’clock Sunday night.

Killed by Log

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 17 - William HERRMAN was killed in the Reed Lumber Company’s logging camp at Emigrant Gap yesterday by a log rolling on him. He was a single man residing and owning property at Towle.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, July 18, 1906

Page 6

WEBER RETAINS UNDER SHERIFF

Now An Attorney, May, Who Testified Against Prisoner, Will Appeal To Governor In His Behalf AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 18 - Under Sheriff William I. MAY, who was recently admitted to the bar, last night resigned his position, and this morning opened up a law office here. Sheriff KEENA has appointed A.L. SMITH as his new Under Sheriff.

MAY has been retained by Adolph WEBER, the convicted murderer of his mother, at a fee of $3000, said by the way, to have been paid in advance, to appear, with Attorney F.P. TUTTLE, of this city, before the Governor, in the event a rehearing is refused by the Supreme Court and the death sentence, in consequence, is pronounced, to plead for a commutation to imprisonment.  MAY’s selection by WEBER is the second strange one he has recently made.  The first was the appointing of Frederick STEVENS as his guardian to replace John ADAMS. STEVENS, it will be recalled, is the man who took a shot at WEBER as he was escaping from the Bank of Placer County with the gold he is popularly supposed to have stolen from that institution. MAY, for his part, was one of the first to reach the burning WEBER home on the night of the wholesale murder and assisted in carrying out the dead bodies. His testimony during the trial directly contradicted the statement of WEBER that he, the prisoner, helped to bring out the burned bodies.

It is expected the Supreme Court will either grant a rehearing by Friday or else send down the remitittur confirming the death sentence. Attorney W.H. SLADE left here at noon to-day to appear before the Supreme Court in WEBER’s behalf. He succeeds Grove L. JOHNSON, who was formally dropped by Judge PREWETT this morning as an attorney of record in the Superior Court, WEBER having tired of him and changed to SLADE.  It is now known that WEBER has made two wills. The first was drawn up before his conviction and in that instrument he left his estate to his aunt, Mrs. SNOWDEN, of this city. In his second will, made since his conviction, he revokes the first and bequeaths his property to another aunt, a Mrs.  SCOTT, of Tuolumne.

Decomposed Meat Poisons Family

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 18 - Two serious cases of ptomaine poisoning in which two families, including nine people in all, were affected, occurred here last evening, the poisoning being caused by the eating of decomposed sausage.

The most serious case was that of R.H. SANDERS and family, residing in Champantown, three little girls and the mother and father being affected.  Sausage, purchased from a local market last evening, was freely partaken of at supper. The little girls were the first to become ill, they being affected immediately after supper. About 10 o’clock, however, the mother and father were taken violently ill and a physician was hurriedly summoned, his services being required until late into the night before they were out of danger.

The other case was that of William BUSBY and mother, both being affected after having partaken of sausage. The latter case was not as serious as the first, although the attendance of a physician was required.

MAY DIE FROM SITTING IN SOUP

Little Girl, When Mother’s Back Is Turned, Gets In Big Bowl of the Boiling Stuff She Finds on Floor LOYALTON (Sierra Co.), July 18 - Caesar DOTA and his wife, ranchers, came to Loyalton Sunday with their little 2-year-old girl, who had been terribly burned.

It seems that the child’s mother was preparing dinner for a gang of haymakers, and while she was straining soup into a larger pan, which, for convenience, she had placed on the floor, the little girl, when her mother’s back was turned, sat down in the boiling stuff, with the result that her shoulders and abdomen were cooked.

The soup was so hot and greasy that wherever a drop spattered on the child’s arm, hands or face, blisters arose.

The mother is staying with the child at a local hospital.  The physician in charge hopes for her recovery. She is the only girl in a family of nine children.

Kicked Into Space By Ungrateful Mule

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 18 - An unappreciative mule has put Kirby McINTYRE, a young farmer, under a physician’s care, because McINTYRE felt sorry for the animal and wanted to help the brute. On Sunday morning, while feeding stock, McINTYRE discovered that the third mule from the door had a sore shoulder and he went out after a box of liniment. As soon as he came back and was within range, the mule let fly with both feet and landed on the Good Samaritan’s ribs. When McINTYRE lit he was outside the barn, feeling as though someone had shot a chicken coop into him. He is very sore, both mentally and physically and has resolved that his friend, the mule, shall suffer forever with a sore shoulder as far as he is concerned.

Died at Portland

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), July 18 - The funeral of an old-timer, Henry TRUITT, a native of Missouri, aged 73 years, took place Monday. He arrived here about 1852, making a stake by mining. He opened a hotel at Etna Mills, afterward selling out and going into business at Yreka. Until three months ago, he had resided in Siskiyou County, but having disposed of his property and interest in California, left for Portland then, where he died. His son arrived here on Sunday with his father’s remains. He was buried by the Masons.

Body Washed Ashore

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), July 18 - The body of an unknown man apparently 55 years of age, was washed ashore here on the north beach this morning. There was nothing found in his pockets to indicate who he was or where he came from. He was fairly well dressed, and was a civilian, having no connection with the Navy Yard or any of the ships there.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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