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The Daily Bee

Sacramento, Thursday March 5, 1891 

AN OLD MAN’S DEATH

His Son Jailed On Suspicion of Having Murdered Him.

RED BLUFF, March 5 - James RAGLIN, aged 64, was found dead in a cabin in the mountains near Paskenia Monday morning. There are suspicions that he was murdered by his own son, who is now in jail awaiting a preliminary examination. The Coroner held an inquest Tuesday night, and found that his neck was broken and he was bruised on the left arm, shoulder and side. 

HE CLUBBED HIS WIFE

But She Grabbed Up a Meat Knife and Jabbed Him in the Neck.

PORT GIBSON, (Miss.), March 5 - Dottie DIBSON killed her husband, Dave near Hocky Springs, this county, last night. The pair had been separated since Christmas and Dave tried to effect a reconciliation. Failing in this, he attacked her with a club, when she grabbed a meat knife and plunged it into his neck, killing him. She is in jail. 

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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Friday March 6, 1891 

 

 TRIED HIS KNIFE

Story of a Horrible Crime In Lower California

SAN DIEGO, March 6 - A story of a horrible crime comes from San Quentin, Lower California, which rates among the horrors of Nero’s time. On Sunday last, Jose MUIR, a half-breed, made an attempt on the life of Felipe SANCHES, who was lying asleep on the sidewalk in front of a saloon.

MUIR came along, about half-drunk, and tried to awaken the sleeping man. Failing, he opened the shirt of SANCHES, and, drawing a knife, made a motion to disembowel him. He found the job could not be done with a  dull knife, for after feeling of the edge of the blade he stepped to the inside and sharpened it quite deliberately on a stone, trying it occasionally on his dampened finger, and then smiling at the bystanders, who thought him jesting.

He finally secured the proper edge, and ,kneeling by the side of SANCHES, plunged the blade in the sleeping man’s abdomen. He then partially withdrew it, ran it over against the hip bone, turned the knife and forced it upward as far as the ribs would allow it to go.

MUIR then pulled the shirt back over the horrible gap, straightened up, smilingly nodded to the persons around him, licked the blood from the blade on one side and placed the knife back in the scabbard by his side.

He was seized by those who witnessed the crime and placed in custody.

Sanches was alive at last accounts.

Referring to his crime Muir says he wanted to try his new knife. He is now in jail at Ensenada.

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Daily Bee - Sacramento

Monday Evening April 20, 1891

 

THE GOVERNOR AT WORK
A Number of Gubernatorial Appointments Made To-Day
Governor MARKHAM to-day made the following Executive appointments:
   Directors of the Industrial Home of Mechanical Trades for the Adult 
Blind in Oakland - A.D. THOMPSON, vice J.C. AINSWORTH; F.A. CAMPBELL, 
vice Warren OLNEY; and J.P. IRISH, vice himself.
   F.M. LUTTS, to be Supervisor of the Fourth District in Colusa, vice 
John KEENAN, deceased.
   J.F .KIDDER, vice M.H. HECHT, resigned, to manage the Yosemite and 
the mariposa Big Tree Grove.
   H.J. FINGER, to be a member of the State Board of Pharmacy, vice 
himself, an error in his initials having been made in his former 
appointment.
   Directors of Agricultural District, No. 37, Santa Barbara - W.T. 
LUCAS, T. BOYD, B. PEZZONI, A. LESLIE, Joseph DIMMICK, R. MACHIRE, H. 
GIFFORD, Con. MURPHY.
   Notaries Public - H.C. ROSS, Jr., Sacramento; W.P. ONKST, Lundy, 
Mono county; E.S. ROOT, Westport, Mendocino; Alva E. SNOW, Fresno; F. A. 
CUTLER, Eureka; James BRANHAM, Susanville ,Lassen county; John KELSHOW, 
Paso Robles, H.H. HILBRETH, Santa Cruz; B.F. GRIFFIN, Escondido, San 
Diego; J.A. E. THORNSTRUP ,San Diego; J.A. ALTAMIRANO, San Diego, J.M. 
CASE, Winehauser, San Diego; C.C. HUNT, Santa Barbara; A.W. BURT, 
Redland, San Bernardino; Miss Ella HILL, Oakland; L.J. MACK, San Diego; H.A. 
HICKS, Williams, Colusa.
                                                                                                      
 
ABOUT A BOARD BILL
Why The Governor Pardoned a Visalia Prisoner.
Governor MARHKAN to-day issued a pardon to Fletcher S. MILLIKEN, who, 
on March 14th, was sentenced to pay a fine of $110 or to serve 110 days 
in the County jail. Being unable to pay the fine Milliken had to go to 
jail. The petition set forth that his offence consisted in owing a 
board bill of $15 to T.W. TERRY, of Visalia, which he was unable to pay. He 
admits the justice of the debt but says that he was unable to meet it 
and he had no idea of swindling Terry out of his just dues. On the trial 
he was not represented by counsel and being ignorant of the law allowed 
the time for appeal to elapse.
   The petition is signed by the Deputy Sherif, Superior Judge, 
District Attorney and a large number of prominent people of Visalia.
 
SUICIDE
A Brutal Murdered Takes His Own Life
DEATH BEFORE CAPTURE
Andrew HEDGEBERG Kills Himself at Collinsville.
   The mystery of the whereabouts of Andrew HEDGEBERG, the murderer of 
Mrs. FOSSUM, of San Francisco, has been cleared at last.
   A few days ago the dead body of Mrs. Fossum was found in a cellar at 
the Bay, and suspicion attached to Hedgeberg who fled.
   He was pursued by detective ANTHONY, who traced his man from point 
to point along the river, being aided by descriptions of the murderer 
sent from this city to Captain LEE.
   Hedgeberg, it appears, got as far as Collinsville, where he secured 
work on UPHAMS's ranch.
   On Wednesday last, ex-Mayor POND, of San Francisco, visited the 
ranch, taking with him a copy of a San Francisco paper which contained an 
account of the murder and an accurate description of Hedgeberg.
   The next day the ranch hands obtained the paper, read the account, 
and eyed Hedgeberg suspiciously.
   The latter (who is very deaf) knew something was up, and he borrowed 
the paper and went to the barn.
   When surprised there a few moments later, Hedgeberg was deep in a 
perusal of the account of the murder.
   When he became aware of the presence of the foreman, he thrust the 
newspaper into the hay and attempted to appear unconcerned.
   The next morning Hedgeberg had disappeared, and by that time 
Detective Anthony had arrived on the scene.
   He searched for Hedgeberg, and his clothing, watch and a pool of 
blood were found on the bank of the Sacramento.
   Anthony at once returned to San Francisco and reported that 
Hedgeberg had suicided.
   It was thought possible, however, that the murderer had put up a 
job, but Captain LEE to-day received a dispatch announcing the discovery 
of the body.
   The pursued murderer, driven to bay, had slashed his wrists and then 
leaped into the river.
   Mrs. FOSSUM and Hedgeberg had, it appears, quarreled over business 
matters, and in a moment of rage, the man murdered the woman and 
secreted her body.
 

BAY GLEANINGS

C.P. HUNTINGTON gave a dinner to his fellow officials of the Southern Pacific Road at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, last Saturday night.

The female students of the State University are “kicking” against the proposition to establish a dormitory for their occupancy. They claim the right to board and lodge where they please in Berkeley, just the same as do the students of the sterner sex.

At a meeting of the State Prison Directors, held in San Francisco, Saturday last, the claim of the Folsom Water Power Company for work by free skilled labor on the canal and dam of Folsom Prison was allowed for $16,925, subject to approval by the Warden, if the itemized bill is presented.

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Sacramento Record-Union

Tuesday Morning July 14, 1891

 

                    A FATAL DIVE

 SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 - Early this morning a party of gentlemen, among whom was William C. BYRNE, went to Harbor View for the purpose of surf bathing. After disrobing they disported in the water for some tine, and finally Byrne mounted the springboard and dived into the bay. His companions saw him come to the surface, but he made no attempt to swim and quickly sank. Two of the party immediately went after him and between them managed to get him ashore, but he was then dead and the Coroner’s deputies were notified. At the time Byrne made his dive the tide was out and the water was only seven feet deep. In diving the unfortunate man struck upon hid head, breaking his neck. He was a native of Missouri and 29 years of age. The deceased  had no relatives in this city, but it is understood that his aged mother lives in the interior of the State, supposedly near Wheatland.

 

                    DROWNED IN SONOMA CREEK

SONOMA, July 13 - Charles OAKLEY, an employe on the HYDE ranch, was drowned in Sonoma Creek, about forty yards below the drawbridge, yesterday afternoon. The deceased was in swimming with two companions, and while endeavoring to swim across the stream was taken with cramps and sank to the bottom when within ten feet of the bank. His body was recovered about an hour after the drowning in sixteen feet of water. The deceased was a native of Sweden and aged 30 years.

 

                    BURNED TO DEATH

Mrs. Hoober Loses Her Life in a Fire Near Napa

NAPA, July 13 - Further particulars were brought to town to-day of the burning of the farmhouse of W.B. BELCHER last evening, three miles east of this city, and the burning to death of Mrs. HOOBER.

  Mr. and Mrs. N. Hoober were employed by Mr. Bachelder on the ranch, and while Mr. Bachelder and Mr. Hoober were engaged in the milk-house, a short distance from the dwelling, they heard an explosion, and upon going to the door found the dwelling in flames. They knew Mrs. Hoober had been in there getting supper, but when they reached the place the fire had such a start that they could not enter the house, and they saw Mrs. Hoober enveloped in flames within. It is presumed she was filling lamps, or else had undertaken to brighten the fire with coal oil, and it exploded and set the whole place on fire. The property loss was not large, probably a few hundred dollars. There was no insurance.

 

                    SKIN GRAFTING

The Operation Performed on Railway Mail Clerk Daggett.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 - Mrs. Lucy PRATT, a young widow, to-day sold forty-five square inches of her skin for one hundred dollars. A strip of skin, nine by five inches, was cut from her body by the surgeons, and grafted onto the leg of William A. DAGGETT, railway mail clerk, who was frightfully injured in the railroad accident at Port Costa. His right leg was terribly burned, and the wound would not heal, and as a last resort skin grafting was resorted to.

  W.G. McGREGOR, a fellow clerk of the sufferer, volunteered to make the sacrifice, but when he learned the amount of skin needed, backed out.

  Mrs. Pratt is one of the trained nurses at the hospital for children and training school for nurses. She has three children, and needed the money, so she offered to furnish the necessary amount of skin. She submitted bravely to the operation, which was successfully performed, and was paid $100 for her sacrifice.

 

                    Suicide at Ashland, Oregon

ASHLAND (Or.), July 13 - Dr. L. TOWNSEND committed suicide this morning. He blew his brains out with a shotgun. He has been living here for many years and was aged about sixty-two. The cause of the deed was mental depression, consequent on an effort to sober up after a long drinking spell.

 

                    Died From the Effects of His Wounds

MODESTO, July 13 - Frank ALBERT, who was stabbed by H.F. FULLER at the Long ranch on Wednesday last with a pocket knife, died this morning from the effect of his wounds. Fuller is in jail. Justice TOWNES went to the scene this afternoon to hold an inquest.

                    Five Years at the Reform School

SANTA ROSA, July 13 - Adolf FRAKER, a lad nine years old, who put carbolic acid in the coffee of a man he worked for on a ranch near Windsor, was committed to-day to the Whittier Reform School in Los Angeles County for five years.

 

                    George Francis Train

PORTLAND, July 13 - George Francis Train arrived here to-day on his circuit around the globe. He has been on the road sixty-one days. He left this afternoon for Puget Sound.

 

                    Found Dead in His Cell

PORTLAND (Or.), July 13 - John DALY, a prisoner confined in the city jail, was found dead in his cell this morning. He was serving sentence for drunkenness. It is thought death was due to alcoholism.

 

                    At the Point of Death

SAN DIEGO, July 13 - Colonel Wm. G. DICKINSON, General Manager of the Land and Town Company, and one of the best known citizens in Southern California, is lying at the point of death in this city.

 

                    Sonoma’s High School

SONOMA, July 13 - Sonoma is to have a high school, it being so decided at an election held here Saturday, the majority of the votes cast being in favor of it.

 

 

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Thursday, October 29, 1891

 

                    Labor Notes

  The order of the Knights of Labor is twenty-one years old.

  London, England, button-hole makers get 21 cents a day.

  There are fourteen Unions in the Oakland Federation of Trades.

  The Alameda Federation of Labor give a masquerade ball on Saturday, November 7th. It promises to be a grand affair.

  Typographical Union, No. 36, of Oakland, met last Sunday. Since the organization of this Union  its growth has been steady.

  England has more women workers in proportion to her population than any other country. Twelve per cent of the industrial classes are women.

  To-night, being the fifth Thursday in the month, the halls of the Federation will be vacant, there being no Union which meets every Thursday night.

  The Retail Clerks’ Association of Oakland are making an effort to increase their membership, as there are quite a number of them not belonging to the Union.

  The carpenters of Oakland held an open meeting, lately, which was very largely attended. Several addresses were made, which were listened to with interest by those present. The state of trade was reported fair.

 

                    “A GREAT MORAL LESSON”

Sensible Comments Upon the Death of Carrie Maclay.

From the Carson (Nev.), Appeal

  The idea that the death of Carrie MACLAY, the proprietress of a bagnio in San Francisco, conveys a great “moral lesson,” as some of the papers would have us suppose, is hardly supported by the facts.

  She amassed a great deal of money on the wages of wickedness; nothing very strange in San Francisco, where wickedness is ever in demand and the wages for that class of labor high.

  The papers take great delight in holding up Judge MESICK’s connection with the woman as a horrible example of depravity and immorality.

  Now, the Judge has been a fast man for about sixty-years. He has never professed to be anything else. He drew the line sharp and strong between vice and virtue, and like many an early Nevadan, pitched his camp on the shady side of the line in the sight of all men and said openly and aboveboard:

 “I like this sort of thing, gentlemen, and I propose to go it until I die.”

  He is a great man, and, like all great men, he has a weakness. Some men have a weakness for their neighbors’ wives, some for their neighbors’ daughters, and some for their neighbors’ property. But MESICK has none of these failings. He takes that which belongs to no one, and pays for it as he goes.

  He likes late hours, wine and women of belated characters. But every hour spent in the feasts of forbidden fruit and the revelry of the cup he put in another studying law; which circumstance made him the best read lawyer on the Coast.

  But after associating with the devil all these years he did not attempt to play the hypocrite, like Fair, and rent a pew in church to assume the role of piety to humbug the people into the idea that he had reformed.

  Mesick would scorn such subterfuge as that; his past is open to anybody who may care to read it. He is above leading a double life, and never purposely harmed a fly.

  When he dies, if half of the men who help drink the wine he has paid for, will attend his funeral it will make a long procession.

  Also if some of the newspaper writers who are writhing in moral indignation over the death of the Maclay woman, would step round to 205 Post street and settle their accounts, Dick DYE would have more cash than bric-a-brac to administer.

 

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Sacramento Bee

Monday November 20, 1893 

BAY GLEANINGS 

Saturday, A.B. SANFORD, who resides at 1716 Howard street, called on Mayor ELLERT’s Secretary, NEWMAN, and threatened the Mayor dire vengeance if he were not given a job on the Midwinter Fair grounds. 

Kong HONG, a Chinese merchant in Oakland, says that all the Oakland Chinese are ready now to register in order to comply with the law, and that they would have registered long ago if it had not been for the interference of the Six Companies. 

At the Bay District Saturday afternoon the fourth race, steeple chase, short course, handicap, purse $600, was won by San Jose. Time: 3:22 1/4. In the fifth race, seven furlongs, selling, purse $500, Quarterstaff won: Revolver second; Romair third. 

James F. STUART, the well-known land attorney, died at the residence of his son, William A. STUART, 1704 Larkin street, on Friday night. Mr. STUART was born near Johnstown, New York, in 1814, and was consequently 79 years and 11 months old at the time of his death. 

Further particulars of the recent floods in Okayama, received from Japan by the steamer Belgie, show 614 deaths from drowning, 444 wounded, 3207 houses washed away, 6842 houses nearly or quite destroyed, 4742 buildings partly wrecked and 7519 acres of land more or less injured. The survivors are in great distress. 

Richard H. McDONALD, Jr., and his brother finally retired from the management of the Pacific Bank Saturday, and the bank Commissioners are in full and undisputed control. This was accomplished through the resignation of the Board of Directors governed by the McDONALDS, and the election of a new Board, who will act in harmony with the State Commission. 

Thomas W. MORRIS, who killed young McCARTHY with a butcher knife last July, was convicted in Judge WALLACE’s Court Saturday of murder in the first degree. The Jury recommended that he be imprisoned for life. MORRIS in nineteen years old. He was formerly convicted of felony. 

The Davis Ferry and Transportation Company, or such part of it as is located in Oakland, was attached by the Black Diamond Coal Company Saturday afternoon for $1435, and to meet the demand Sheriff McKILLICAN levied on the only piece of property that the company really owns outright, the steamer Frank Silva, and docked it at the Oakland City Wharf.   

Colonel C.F. CROCKER and W.H. CROCKER, accompanied by their attorney, have gone to Merced for the purpose of completing all the details of the transfer of C.H. HUFFMAN’s interest in the Crocker-Huffman Land and Water Company to the Crocker Estate Company. Colonel Crocker has a scheme for building up a beet-sugar industry in Merced. He thinks there is a large area near that place peculiarly adapted to the culture of sugar beets. He proposes to have thorough tests made with a view to making beet-growing an industrial feature of Merced county

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Sacramento-Union

Sacramento Saturday Morning

July 15, 1893 

DEATH OF ROBERT RUSSELL

Verdict Returned by the Coroner’s Jury at Euerka.

EUREKA (Cal.), July 14 - The jury on the remains of Robert Russell, mate of the schooner Mabel Gray, found in the bay Wednesday evening, returned the following verdict: “We find the deceased was named Robert Russell; that he was a native of Scotland; that he was aged about 43 years; that he was at one time a member of the Sailors’ Union, he having joined the said union for protection, but that he shipped as a non-union sailor, he having stated to his shipmate that he did not care to sail under the auspices of the union; that on the night of the 28th of June, 1893, at Eureka, Humboldt County, Cal., he was threatened by some person or persons, supposed to be union sailors, which threat caused such fear on the part of said deceased that he applied to Police Officer CONANT of Eureka, Cal., to protect him and accompany him to his vessel, then lying at the mill wharf of the Lincoln Mill in Eureka, Humboldt County, Cal.; that he came to his death on the night of June 29th, or the morning of June 30, 1893, in the city of Euerka, Humboldt County, Cal., at the hands of some person or persons unknown to us at this time; that he was first struck with some implement, whereby he was rendered insensible; that he was then gagged, bound, weighted and thrown into the water of Humboldt Bay, where he met his death by suffocation, caused by the gag in his mouth, or by drowning.”

The public sentiment here is that the members of the Sailors’ Union were implicated in Russell’s death, but no direct evidence has been presented to that effect.

The inquest as to the cause of the death of Michael BURKE, whose body was found in the bay last Tuesday, was concluded to-day. Richard THOMAS, husband of the women Burke came to Eureka with, has been found and brought here to testify. He has been on a protracted spree and took drunk to know that Burke had been murdered, hence the suspicion resting upon his was cleared up. The verdict of the jury was that Burke came to his death at the hands of unknown persons. 

AFFLICTED WITH LEPROSY

An Italian at San Diego Reported to Have the Disease.

SAN DIEGO, July 14 - The first case of leprosy here was reported yesterday. An Italian named Peter CRELLAE, who came from Denver in September accompanied by a 12-year-old son, has been residing on Ninth street, making his living by selling chicken and eggs. A neighbor reported to the Health Officer that Crollae was ill be he didn’t like to do anything for him. The doctor found on a visit an advanced case of leprosy. The index finger on each hand was gone, the others all swollen and the feet badly eaten. He called all other physicians, and all agreed it was leprosy. The case was taken to the Supervisors, and the County Physician will have him isolated. 

A VICTIM OF HIGHBINDERS

Chinaman Fatally Shot at San Jose - The Murderer Identified.

SAN JOSE, July 14 - Last night Ah BUN, a Chinaman who has assisted the police in the detection of crime in Chinatown, was attacked by a gang of highbinders in one of the alleys and fatally wounded. Twelve shots were fired. As the early train was leaving the depot this morning Ah WAL, one of the highbinders, made an attempt to board it. He was caught by an officer and taken before Ah Bun, who identified him as one of his assailants. Another Chinese, who saw the shooting, declares that Ah Wal is the man who fired the fatal shot. 

Humboldt Liquor License

EUREKA (Cal.), July 14 - The Board of Supervisors adopted a new liquor ordinance preventing the sale of liquor to be drank on the premises where sold; the ordinance to take effect July 1, 1894. The ordinance is in accordance with the vote of the last election proposing to close open saloons. 

Young Man Run Over and Killed.

EUREKA (Cal.), July 14 - Edward R. CORNING, a young man 27 years, was killed by the cars at Scotia this afternoon. He fell between the cars while in motion, the wheels passing over his body. He was the son of a prominent resident of Rhonerville, this county. 

The Olive Growers

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 - The California Olive Growers’ Convention to0day elected the old Board of Directors, consisting of Elwood COOPER, John BIDWELL, F.A. KIMBALL, C. GOODRICH, and J.C. GRAY. 

Arrested on a Charge of Forgery

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 - C.A. NELSON, a shoemaker, was arrested to-day on a charge of forgery, preferred by George LIEGGENGER of Sacramento. 

Residence at Oroville Burned

OROVILLE, July 14 - The residence of Colonel A.O. FRARY was destroyed by the fire at 8 o’clock to-night.

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Sacramento Bee

Monday November 27, 1893 

KILLING IT OFF

How It Is Proposed to Suppress a Disreputable Paper.

At Marysville the citizens have taken a novel method of killing off the local sales of a disreputable San Francisco Newspaper. Some of the best people of the town have been scandalized in its columns. The people have almost unanimously decided not to trade with any newsdealer who offers that publication for sale.

The Transcript says that Postmaster CALKINS, of Nevada City, has, for some time past, been corresponding with the Superintendent of the Railway Service with a view of having the paper referred to excluded from the mails, on the grounds that the same is “scurrilous, scandalous, and defamatory.” The postal laws and regulations are very strict regarding such things and it is thought that when the matter is investigated the order will be issued refusing the paper admission to the mails.

One of Sacramento’s leading newsdealers refused to handle the paper nearly a year ago. 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Saturday October 6, 1894

 

 

                    WHO IS MISSING?

The Body of a Drowned Man Found Down the River.

   A telephone message to the Record-Union from Rio Vista states that yesterday a man’s body was found in the river near Toland’s Landing, and an inquest will be held there to-day.

  No description could be obtained of the drowned person, but is was said the appearance of the body warrants the belief that it has not been long in the water.

 

                    Off on a Quail Hunt

 Last evening C.N. POST, H.C., CHIPMAN and J.E. TERRY went to Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, to shoot quail. They took along 450 cartridges and other things, and are prepared for a vigorous campaign. Unless the weather turns much cooler than it has been this week, they will find quail shooting up-hill work. In other words, they will find up-hill quail shooting very hard work.

 

                    Death of Mrs. Cave

 Mrs. P.A. CAVE, wife of Jesse H. Cave of Clarksburg, Yolo County, died on Wednesday in this city. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters and one son. She was a native of Burlington, Vt., aged 58 years. The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 P.M. from Calvary Baptist Church.

 

                    WANDERING WALLACE

The Oregon Man With Two Children Reaches San Jose

   A couple of weeks ago a man named A.C. WALLACE arrived here from Oregon on foot with two of his children, a girl 4 years and a boy 7 years of age. He said he was trying to get to Kansas City, where he had friends, and wanted to get as far away as possible from Oregon, where his wife is.

  He traveled with a small handcart, in which the children occasionally rode when weary with walking. Wallace tried to ger work here, but did not succeed, and concluded to push on, hoping to cross the Arizona desert when the weather was cooler. A San Jose paper mentions the arrival there of Wallace and his children. (Rest of article cut off my copy).

 

  Governor MARKHAM has signed a contract, as President of the University of California, with J.L. LITCHFIELD & Co. for supplying cadet uniforms.

 

                    Notary Public

 Governor MARKHAM has appointed and commissioned the following Notary Public: M.J. GARRY, Los Angeles.

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

February 28, 1895 

AN ELOPEMENT

An Episode That Has Stirred the Town of Placerville

That the course of true love never - or hardly ever - runs smooth, was exemplified in Placerville on Tuesday morning, when it was discovered that Thomas BROWN, after a vain endeavor to obtain the consent of one Mr. FOX to marry the latter’s daughter, Hattie, had taken the object of his affection and levanted to San Francisco.

Like Lochnivar of olden time, Brown employed a horse, but with a carriage attachment, to convey his prospective bride away from her parent’s domicile. They left Placerville in the small hours of the night and drove as far as the town of El Dorado, where they rested until the arrival of the train coming to Sacramento. From here they went direct to San Francisco.

It is said the bride’s family are greatly incensed at Brown and have made promises of a very warm reception to that individual should he return to Placerville at the termination of the honeymoon. 

Petty Larcenists Punished.

A. WAGNER and C. HARVEY pleaded guilty to petit larceny in Police Court yesterday, and each received a sentence of five months in the County Jail. They had been engaged in the business of stealing coal-oil cans for some time past. 

Wants a New Trial

Alfred SPINKS has notified the attorneys for M. DUBOIS that he will move for a new trial in the suit brought against the latter, and which was decided in the latter’s favor. 

A FALLEN ANGEL

Veliz Sent to the County Jail for Sixty Days

According to the testimony of Mrs. Mercedes HERNANDEZ, Leon FLORES and Angel NUNEZ, given in the Police Court yesterday, Angel VELIZ is a fallen angel “of the deepest dye.”

These witnesses all related the same story of his misdoings, and told how he continually invaded their sanctuary and applied anything but angelic epithets to Mercedes.

When Veliz was asked why he had abused the gentle Mercedes in such manner, he replied, through the aid of an interpreter, that he was once married to the woman, but she wearied of his love and dissolved the matrimonial bond by dragging him from his cosy corner near the tamale furnace and throwing him out into the cold world by the aid of the divorce mill. When she added insult to injury by wedding Pastor TORRES, he attempted to drown his sorrows in the wine-butt.

Justice Davis deemed his excuse insufficient, so found him guilty and consigned him to the County Jail for sixty days. 

DONE IN “A JOKE”

A Trick That Should Sent the Perpetrator to Jail

P. HIGGINS, an employe at the railroad shops, left his horse and buggy standing in the rear of Wells, Fargo & Co.’s office at the depot last night, and some would-be joker removed fromone side the nuts that hold the wheels in place on the axles.

The restless movements of the animal caused the wheels to come off, allowing the axles to strike on the ground, and this so startled the horse that he broke his hitching-strap and entered upon a vigorous runaway. The buggy collided with a telegraph post near the Third-street bridge and the animal was captured, not, however, before the buggy had received considerable damage.

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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Thursday April 18, 1895 

THORNTON'S SUDDEN DEATH

Nephew of the Late Harry Thornton Found Dead in Bed.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 - William Innes THORNTON, brother -in-law of City Attorney Harry CROSSWELL, was found dead in his room this morning. Relatives say that heart disease was the probable cause. He retired last night at 9 o'clock, locked his bedroom door and went to bed. If it be a case of suicide, the act is unexplainable. 

Winner at all the great fairs - Dr. PRICE's Cream Baking Powder. 

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Daily Bee, Sacramento

Friday April 26, 1895 

A FISHERMAN DROWNED

STOCKTON, April 26 - This morning a fisherman named HARRISON was drowned in Stockton Channel. He was rowing in a skiff with his partner. Captain ACKER, in a gasoline launch, took the skiff in tow. The light craft overturned, Harrison could not swim and was drowned before Acker could stop the launch and back up to where he was. His body was not recovered. His partner swam to shore. 

 

CASE DISMISSED

The case of Dr. N.A. ARCHIBALD, Secretary of the California State Veterinary Medical Association, who was charged with criminal libel by Dr. CARPENTER, a veterinary surgeon of Oakland, has been dismissed in the latter city. 

WITNESS WOLFE

He Is Subjected to a Rigorous Cross-Examination.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 - Judge CONLAN’s Court room was again packed this morning at the resumption of the preliminary examination of Theodore DURRANT for the murder of Minnie WILLIAMS.

Elmer A. WOLFE was the first witness. He testified concerning the Christian Endeavor meeting at Dr. VOGEL’s house on Good Friday night. He left Vogel’s at 11:30 and escorted Miss LORD home. He had come from his ranch that afternoon at 3, made purchases about town, dined at a restaurant and went to Vogel’s at 8:15.

The witness was severely cross-examined for the defense. Counsel for Durrant compared the hats and overcoats of Wolfe and Durrant to show that Wolfe might have been mistaken for Durrant.

The defense tried to cast a suspicion on Wolfe, pursuing the same tactics as pursued towards Rev. John George GIBSON yesterday. The resemblance in the clothing and in the build between Durrant and Wolfe were the only points made.

George R. KING, a student and organist of Emmanuel Church and Librarian of the Sunday School, was the next witness. He said that he had a key to the library, but not to the side door of the Church, although Durrant had. King and Durrant had put an additional lock on the library to make it more secure. Witness was practicing on the church organ Friday morning. He had done some mechanical work about the church, but did not bring any tools. There were some about the church and Rev. GIBSON had a hammer and a chisel. 

WHAT CROWLEY SAYS

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 - Chief of Police CROWLEY says now that there is not a single fact pointing to any one but Durrant, and that Rev. Gibson has a perfect alibi. Crowley says that the police will present a stronger case against Durrant in the Lamont case than in the Williams murder. The District Attorney will try the Lamont case in the Superior Court, taking up the Williams case subsequently. 

EDITH ELDAR

She Is Acquitted of the Charge of Murdering Frank Quinn

STOCKTON, April 26 - Edith ELDER, who shot Frank QUINN last November was to-day acquitted of the charge of murder. The jury was out only five minutes.

The defense was temporary insanity. Edith testified that Quinn had seduced her under a promise of marriage. When he refused to keep his promise, she shot him as he slept and then shot herself in the cheek.   

COAST WIRINGS

Joseph BONIVERT’s residence, a mile south of Grass Valley, was destroyed by fire Thursday morning. Loss $1500.

George W. FRASER has been arrested at Napa. He is wanted in Placer County to answer to a charge of horse-stealing.

John MURPHY, cousin of Barney MURPHY, of San Jose, was found dead in Sadie Nichol’s house of ill repute in San Francisco this morning. His death was caused by asphyxiation.

The shipment of oranges to date from Riverside amounts to 1175 cars, which is still somewhat short of half the crop. The daily shipments now average twenty-four carloads, when it should number ten carloads more at least.

Charles HOYT, a young man who forged a check for $500 on the Ontario Bank, San Bernardino County, Thursday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment. Hoyt is from one of the best-known wealthy families of Maryland.

Two section crews working on the Southern Pacific had a pitched battle at Potoso, Kern county, while unloading freight. The crews consisted respectively of Japanese and Chinese, and it was a repetition of the late war. The Chinese were routed, and two were shipped to the County Hospital for repairs. 

Mrs. John VERHITE at Sidney, Ohio, was caught in a raid made on a disreputable house. Her husband went to her cell and shot her through the heart. He escaped.

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Sunday April 5, 1896 

SAN ANDREAS, April 4 - George S. WASHBURN, an aged and respected pioneer, was shot and killed on his own threshold this afternoon by Benito LOPEZ, a native of Central America.

The two men own adjacent lots in the outskirts of the town. There is a flowing well on Lopez’ property, which occasionally floods Washburn’s garden. This afternoon Washburn began digging a drain to carry away the overflow, when Lopez objected. A quarrel followed, during which Washburn threatened his neighbor with a hoe. Lopez immediately went inside his house, and, securing a revolver, stepped to the doorway and deliberately fired at Washburn, the bullet striking him in the head and causing instant death.

The murderer after his arrest declared that he fully intended to kill his victim, and expressed no regret for his action.

Washburn has resided in this county since 1854. He leaves a widow and two children. 

FRED GIBSON’S MONEY

His Wife Obtains a Warrant for Deceased’s Mother’s Arrest.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 - The widow of Charles Frederick Gibson, the well-known saloon-keeper, acting on the advice of her attorneys, Delmas & Shortridge, applied to Judge LOW to-day for a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Emma YORK, her deceased husband’s mother, on the charge of felony embezzlement.

Judge Low, who dismissed a charge of grand larceny against James A. GISBON, brother of the deceased, on Friday, refused to issue the warrant on the ground that the widow had, in his opinion, no claim to the $22,500 which Charles F. Gibson is alleged to have presented to his mother on his death-bed.

Mrs. Gibson then went to Judge JOACHIMSEN, and after the facts were laid before him, he at once signed the warrant, which was placed in the hands of Chief CROWLEY.

Mrs. Gibson stated that after Mrs. York had attended the funeral of her son in Sacramento on Thursday, she left for Kenwick, New Brunswick, where she formerly resided, and took the $22,500 with her. Chief Crowley at once telegraphed to all points on the different routes to Canada, a description of Mrs. York with instruction to place her under arrest, as she was wanted here on the charge of felony embezzlement.

As soon as the Chief is notified of the fact that Mrs. York is arrested an officer will be sent to Sacramento to secure Governor BUDD’s signature to the necessary requisition papers.

The $22,500 represents nearly the entire estate of the deceased, and the widow is fighting to get her share of it. She has, through her attorneys, secured special letters of administration on her husband’s estate, and Judge COFFEY has issued citations for James A. Gibson and Mrs. York, requiring them to be in his court on Tuesday morning to answer questions pertinent to the case. Mrs. York has evaded service of the citation by flight. 

GOVERNOR HUGHES’ REMOVAL

Brought About by Telegrams He is Said to Have Sent to Washington.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 - A special from Tucson, Arizona, says: It is agreed that Governor Hughes’ removal was brought about by several telegrams shown President Cleveland urging members of Congress to pass the Arizona school land lease bill over the President’s veto. These telegrams were over the signature of the Governor. He arrived in Tucson to-day, and in speaking of the matter said that the telegrams were forgeries. He had never communicated with any Congressman nor other persons on the subject of the land lease bill. 

A BARKENTINE WRECKED

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 - A private dispatch received this afternoon by S.P. PETERSON says that the barkentine Modoc has been wrecked near Santa Rosalia, and that only a small portion of her cargo will be saved. The Modoc is owned in this port, and was a well-known trader on the coast. She was 452 register tonnage, 172 feet long, 36 feet beam and 12 feet depth of hold. She was built in 1873 at Ulsaladdy, Wash. 

STANFORD CO-EDS WIN

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 - The game of basket ball this afternoon between the Stanford and Berkeley co-eds resulted in a victory for the former by a score of 4 to 2. The game was ably contested throughout, but no unusual incidents occurred, the best of good nature prevailing. The building where the contest took place was crowded to discomfort, and the enthusiasm of the Stanford contingent was unbounded.

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

WOODLAND, April 4 - W.R. ROBERTS of the firm of Ward & Roberts, merchant tailors, swallowed a large quantity of laudanum to-night with suicidal intent. Despondency over business matters is the reason assigned for the act. Roberts is in a critical condition, but his physicians are hopeful of his recovery. He is about 30 years of age (rest of article is cut off).

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The Sacramento Evening Bee

Thursday, January 5, 1897

 

ALONG THE COAST

The Daily Argus, published at Petaluma, has suspended. The weekly will continue to be published.

While attempting to board a Southern Pacific train at Los Angeles, Chase A. CONRAD, a prominent editor of Phoenix, Arizona Territory, fell beneath the wheels and suffered the loss of his right leg, which was severed at the knee.

The War Eagle mine, next to the Leroy, the largest and most valuable property in the Rossland (B.C.) camp, is reported to have been sold to at Montreal syndicate for $1,000,000. The officers of the company deny that the deal has gone through, but admit that the sale has practically been made.

Charged With Seduction

Deputy Sheriff Charles SCHWILK has returned from San Luis Obispo with Thomas H. CARROLL, whom he served with a warrant sworn to by a young woman of this city. CARROLL was liberated on $1000 bonds, furnished by Peter FLAHERTY and M.H. SHEEHAN.

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The Sacramento Evening Bee

Wednesday, January 13, 1897

 

 

     Bondsmen Sued.

SENSATIONAL ROBBERY RECALLED BY A LAWSUIT.

How City Treasurer George V. Mulligan Was Robbed of $4000 Several Years Ago

     SANTA ROSA (Cal.), Jan 13 - The celebrated Healdsburg robbery case came up before the Superior Court here yesterday. The action is brought by the city of Healdsburg to recover about $4000 from the bondsmen of George V. MULLIGAN, ex-City Treasurer. The defendants claim that MULLIGAN was the victim of a brutal robbery on the morning of October 30, 1893, and according to a recent ruling of the Supreme Court in this same case this, if proven, will constitute a good defense.

The sensational robbery of the Healdsburg Treasury will be long remembered in this vicinity. When the place was found open and the Treasurer missing upon that eventful October morning the people of Healdsburg were wild with excitement. The fire bell was rung and hundreds joined in the search for the missing man. He was found late in the afternoon handcuffed to a tree in the cemetery and wholly exhausted from shock and exposure. Being far from robust and of a highly sensitive nature, the unfortunate man did not rally and was soon buried in the cemetery where he had been so roughly used.

Before his death Treasurer MULLIGAN related how two men came to his home that morning and told him his brother-in-law was very sick. When he had hastily dressed and was leaving the house the two men seized, bound and gagged him and on pain of instant death forced him to open the vault. Then came the arrest of a well-known young man of Healdsburg, who proved an alibi and at once left for Scotland. Now, the bondsmen of the dead Treasurer are asked to pay the amount missing, and a prolonged struggle is looked for.

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The Evening Bee

Tuesday September 21, 1897 

P.J. WHITE DEAD

A Most Prominent Figure in California Politics.

SAN FRANCISCO, September 21 -

Patrick J. WHITE, ex-Sheriff of this county and ex-State Railroad Commissioner died this morning at his residence on Bush Street after an illness of three months occasioned by an abdominal abscess.

He was one of the best known of the Pioneers of this city and had always been prominent in the councils of the Democratic Party. He was a native of Utica, N.Y., and 68 years of age. He leaves a widow and twelve children. 

CLOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

PACIFIC GROVE (Cal.), September 21 -

The California Annual Conference held its closing session this morning. The report of the Educational Committee was made the subject of an address by Eli McCLISH, D.D. Chancellor of the University of the Pacific. The Trustees of the class of 1900 elected John P. NEWMAN as President of the Board.

Bishop NEWMAN then assumed the chair and H.A. ATKINSON, James L. CASE, Alfred J. CASE, You KWAI, Henry C. RICHARDSON, were received on trial and C.H. WOODS, H.O. EDSON on credentials.

The closing address, giving his ministerial appointments by the Bishop, finished the business of the Conference, which adjourned sine die. 

IONE FISHER’S CASE IS DECIDED

Late this afternoon, the jury in the case of Ione FISHER, charged with assault to murder Charles YATES, brought in a verdict of simple assault.

Sentence will be pronounced next Friday. 

A Painful Injury

Ed. PARSONS, foreman of the Southern Pacific car machine shop, is at the Railroad Hospital, suffering from a painful injury, caused by his stepping on the sharp point of a piece of wire, while at work yesterday. 

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The Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Thursday, May 5, 1898

Page 3

Articles of Incorporation

The following articles of incorporation have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State:

The Dimond Varnish Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco.  Capital stock, $30,000, with $21,100 subscribed, and Felix Theophile ROUISSINET, William H. WHITE, Joseph I DIMOND, Charles M. McLOUTH and Matthew I. SULLIVAN of San Francisco as directors.  The McNEAR Company. Principal place of business, Petaluma. Capital stock, $500,000, all subscribed, with Jno. A. McNEAR, H.S. McNEAR and George P.  McNEAR of Petaluma, J.A. McNEAR, Jr., and E.B. McNEAR, of Point San Pedro as directors.

The Tuolumne Consolidated Mining Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Capital stock, $500,000, with $500 subscribed, and W.A. WILTSEE, Hall McALLISTER, S. HOFFMAN, Jr., Jesse W. LILLENTHAL and Albert RAYMOND of San Francisco as directors.

The Alaska Prospecting and Mining Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Capital stock, $10,800, with $7920 subscribed, and George GOODMAN, John LOFTUS, John FAUBEL, Clarence WHYBRON and Z.O. FIELDS of San Francisco as directors.

The Alcyone Company of California. Principal place of business, Los Angeles. Capital stock, $250,000, all subscribed, with Dr. R.E. NEWLAND, Dr.  J.J. O’BRIEN, Dr. W. WHITTINGTON, Dr. E.K. BELFILS of Los Angeles and L.

BELFILS of Tulare City as directors.

The Western Finance Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco.

Capital stock, $50,000, with $50 subscribed, and James P. SWEENEY, T.P.  RIORDAN, W.J. RIORDAN, J.F. LANGE and Wm. ZARETZKY of San Francisco as directors.

Electric Gas Regulator Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Capital stock, $30,000, with $23,000 subscribed, and C.T. RYLAND, W.E.H. WILLIAMS, A.P. SELLER and S.C. DENSON of San Francisco and W.C.  MAHONEY of Mill Valley as directors.

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Saturday May 14, 1898 

A YOUNG GIRL’S TERRIBLE FATE

Sets Fire to Her Bed While Delirious From Starvation.

So Badly Burned That There Are Little Hopes of Recovery

SAN JOSE, May 13 - Maud TAYLOR, a fourteen-year-old girl, set fire to her bed the other day, while delirious from starvation. The fact was only discovered to-day. She is now in a precarious condition, her back and spine being badly injured.

She is one of a family of seven children. The father is off somewhere in the mountains, and the mother deserted the children five years ago to run off with another man. The oldest child, a boy of 17, has furnished all the support, but lately work has been slack, and the children have had scarcely anything to eat. 

TWO OUTLAWS KILLED

SALT LAKE (Utah), May 13 - A special to the “Tribune” from Price, Utah, says: Walker and Cassidy, leaders of the Robbers’ Roost gang of outlaws, have been killed. A posse consisting of J.M. WHITMORE, George WHITMORE, Jack GENTRY and five others left here on Sunday, and met the gang four miles north of Thompson’s. A battle took place, with the above result. Two others of the gang were captured and brought to Thompson’s. 

EXPEDITION TO THE YUKON

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 - The schooner Dora Blum, with a party of fifty-three Chicago prospectors on board has sailed for St. Michael. The Chicago men carry complete outfits, including two small river steamers for navigating the Yukon River and the expedition is said to be one of the finest that has set out for the gold fields. 

FATAL EXPLOSION

SAN ANDREAS, May 13 - By the premature explosion of a blast in the Ford mine near here to-day, Charles PALMER and George BEARD were instantly killed, and Al PETTIE badly injured. The men were miners, and, after charging eighteen blasts, were being raised from the shaft to the surface, when the explosion occurred. 

LOST FOUR OF HER SEAMEN

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 - The American ship Roanoke, which arrived to-day from New York, lost four sea-men during the voyage, three being accidentally killed and one dying of consumption. 

SUICIDE AT PASO ROBLES

PASO ROBLES (Cal.), May 13 - P. PETERSON, a Dane from Portland, Oregon, committed suicide by hanging this morning. He was suffering from rheumatism. 

CAVE ACQUITTED OF MURDER

WOODLAND (Cal.), May 13 - Jesse Cave, Jr., was to-day acquitted of the charge of murdering Lewis ISHAM.

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Sacramento Daily Record Union

Sunday May 15, 1898 

THE COMMISSION OF LUNACY

It Met In San Francisco Yesterday.

Took Action on Bids for Supplies, Hospital Employes’ Salaries and Other Matters.

There was a meeting of the State Commission of Lunacy at San Francisco yesterday at the office of the Attorney-General, the Medical Superintendents of all the hospitals being present, and also representatives of each of the Boards of Managers. Dr. MATHEWS presided.

It was unanimously received that, in view of the war and the prospective high prices of goods of all kinds, contracts for supplies for the hospitals for the next fiscal year should be let for six months only, instead of a year, as is customary. The advertisement appears in the “Record-Union” this morning and bids will be opened at each of the hospitals at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14th. Bids will be let by articles, and not by schedules.

The payrolls were taken up, and the views of all present were given on each position, as they had been recently revised by the Commission. Comparatively few changes were suggested in the schedule as arranged by the Commission. Salaries of attendants and those filling minor positions were left practically at the existing rates, cuts being made in other positions.

A resolution was unanimously passed indorsing heartily the action of the Commission in arranging for the deportation of foreigners and person who are non-residents of the State who are inmates of our hospitals, and the meeting was of the opinion that they should be sent out of the State as soon as possible. The aid of the United States District Attorney was asked for the enforcement of the law with regard to this class and residents of other States. They will be sent back whence they came. In one hospital a list of twenty-two such cases was reported, all of whom were committed during the past twelve months.

The collections of money due the hospitals from people with property who have not been paying have been very successfully pushed by the Commission in the last few months, and several thousand dollars has already been collected.

At Agnews several cottages, costing $10,000 each, are being constructed in the old Mission style, and with the most approved modern appliances, for convalescent patients, out of the contingent fund, so that there will be no expense to the State. At Stockton a handsome residence has been built for the Medical Superintendent, also paid for out of the contingent fund. It is just completed, and will shortly be furnished. It will be occupied by the Superintendent, Dr. CLARK, and his former residence will be used by Dr. SANBORN, one of the assistant physicians, making a saving of $100 a month to the State Government.

At Napa a new residence for the Medical Superintendent has just been completed, and other improvements are contemplated.

At the Mendocino hospital at Ukiah the Board of Directors will meet with General Superintendent HATCH on Monday to finally complete plans for the erection of an administration building which will greatly increase the capacity of that institution.

The Southern California hospital was recently so crowded that it was forced to send twenty female patients to Stockton and Agnews. New quarters for the help are being erected out of the contingent fund, without expense to the State, which will add to the capacity of the hospital.

There are 4,907 patients in the hospitals of the State, from 65 to 70 percent of whom are foreigners. By sending away a large number of foreigners and non-residents the Commission hopes to care for the insane of the State without having to ask for any special appropriation by the Legislature. 

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The Record-Union, Sacramento

Tuesday, July 12, 1898

 

ATTEMPT TO MURDER

An Insane Woman Tries to Shoot Her Husband and Child

SANTA CRUZ, July 11 - This morning Mrs. E. KLOTZLEY attempted to murder her husband and his six-year-old child. KLOTZLEY has charge of Bishop WARREN’s place on the cliff drive. The couple had separated six weeks ago after having been married two years. She went to San Jose and returned last week.  After asking KLOTZLEY if he had his life insured, she fired at him once and missed. Then she fired twice at the child, and also missed, the bullets whistling by the child’s ear. She again fired at KLOTZLEY, the bullet entering the left shoulder, but caused a dangerous wound. She chased her husband with the empty pistol until a neighbor grabbed the woman. Afterward she swallowed twelve morphine pills and threw the box that contained them into the water. The pistol has not yet been found. While on her way to town she was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, with bail at $2,500. She is now in jail. The woman is supposed to be insane. She is 33 years old, and was Mrs. Bessie SCOTT of Oregon before marriage. She refuses to make a statement, being in a dazed condition.

WOODBRIDGE CANAL

Sale Deferred on Petition to Make Preferred Claims

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 - The sale for $11,000 of the Woodbridge Canal property, which has been the subject of so much litigation lately, came up before Judge MORROW this morning for affirmation. W.C. CHAPMAN, receiver of the property, through his counsel, Judge FOX, made a conditional bid of $23,000, with the understanding that the property be sold to him subject to all costs incurred by the receiver, which amount to $35,000.  The contention was made by parties represented by Attorney CANNON that their claims, amounting to about $5,000, be decreed by the court to be preferred over the bonded indebtedness, as they represented money owed by the defendant corporation. The whole matter was referred back to Commissioner HEACOCK, who will hear it next Monday at 11 o’clock.

Last Officers Mustered In

OAKLAND, July 11 - The last officers of the Eighth California to be mustered in, making the regiment complete, were First Lieutenant John R. TYRRELL, who has been assigned to Company H of Redding; First Lieutenant W.E. SMITH, the former Captain of the Redding company and Second Lieutenant Frank S. DRADY, both of whom have been assigned to Company L of Marysville.

Another Rate War

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 - The “Chronicle” says: Another serious disagreement has arisen between the Panama Railroad and the Southern Pacific Company, as a result of which both lines have announced a big reduction in rates from points in California to New York.

Bicyclist Seriously Injured

SUISUN, July 11 - D.B. PERKINS, one of the most prominent business men of this place, received serious and possibly fatal injuries this morning by being thrown from a tandem bicycle he was riding with L. HILBORN. The accident was caused by the breaking of the front wheel.

Suicide at Placerville

PLACERVILLE, July 11 - George BAILEY of San Francisco committed suicide here this afternoon by shooting the top of his head off with a shotgun. He was crazed by a pain which he had long suffered in one of his eyes.

Drowned in Russian River

SANTA ROSA, July 11 - This afternoon two men, cooks at Camp Bohemia, near Guerneville, went bathing in the Russian River and were drowned. One body has been recovered.

Plyler’s Second Trial Set

SANTA CRUZ, July 11 - The second trial of George F. PLYLER on the charge of mayhem has been set for August 15th.

 

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