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Sacramento Daily Bee

Monday Evening, March 1, 1880

 

                    Local Brevities

  Down goes the river - 12 foot 11 inches was its hight at noon to-day.

  Five deaths occurred in Sacramento last week - three adults ant two children.

  At Fraternity Hall, in Odd Fellows Temple, a new Lodge of the Knights of Honor will be instituted this evening.

  March came in like a lamb this morning and the man with the linen duster and straw hat was seen for the first time this season on the streets.

  During the month of February the Sacramento police made 112 arrests. One hundred and ninety-five lodgers were furnished bells at the station house during the month.

   HODGE, DAVIS & Co., of Portland, Oregon, have filed with Secretary of State BURNS their claim to a trade mark for Dr. HENLEY’s kidney Tea, and William LEWIS & Co., of San Francisco, have filed a claim for Phoenix cigars.

  Governor PERKINS has appointed these Notaries Public: Frank D. MEAD, of Vallejo, for Solano county; J.W. SURFACE, of Ione City, for Amador county, and John McNISH, for Stanislaus county.

  The fire bells were tolled last evening in respect to the memory of Edward O’BRIEN, who died at the County Hospital yesterday. Deceased was an Exempt Fireman and formerly belonged to Protection Engine Company No. 2, of the volunteer department.

  The horse attached to the Yolo Park Dairy wagon indulged in a runaway last evening, the second time the animal has thus enjoyed himself during a week. Harry WATKINS, the driver, was thrown out at Tenth and K streets, but escaped serious injury. The wagon was broken and the milk in the cans was spilled.

  At the monthly shoot of the Sacramento Rifle Club yesterday A. ACKERMAN made 113 points, F. KNAUER 106, H.W. NELSON 97, C.E. SINGG 94, W. ECKHARDT 86, C.H. KREBS 83 and F. SCHULER 69 at the circle target. On the flag target Ackerman made 25 flags, Knauer 21, RUHSTALLER 19, Eckhardt 23, Schuler 10 and Krebs 8.

 

                    Superior Court - R.C. CLARK and S.C. DENSON presiding.

  Estate of H. TAYLOR, deceased - Decree of partial distribution. Report of referee confirmed.

  F.M. SHEPLER vs. Thos. ANDERSON - Motion to retax costs bill overruled.

  Estate of Heinrich THIELBAR - Petition for sale of personal property granted.

  Estate of M. RANSOM, deceased - Sum of $350 set aside for erection of monument.

  A.S. BRYANT vs. Creditors - Order requiring assignee to report and distribute fund.

 
 
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Sacramento Daily Bee

Saturday Evening, April 17, 1880

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

  The Governor has commissioned as Notaries Public James W. McMURRY, of Ione City, and L.F. COOPER, of Crescent City.

  In the Police Court yesterday afternoon the charges of burglary against John CREIGHTON, William BROOKS and William McGREGOR were partially examined and continued till Monday.

  Dr. TYRRELL, Secretary of the Medical Society of California, gives notice that the annual meeting of that association will be held in Covenaut Hall, on Eddy Street, San Francisco, on Wednesday next.

  Governor PERKINS has granted a pardon to J.J. GROVES, who was convicted of assault to murder, at the November term of the County Court of Santa Clara, and sentenced to serve one year in San Quentin.

  In Consequence of a misstep, one of the deck hands of the steamer Governor Dana fell overboard yesterday afternoon. Parties on the boat threw him a plank, which he was fortunate enough to get hold of and held on to until rescued by a boat.

  A dispatch from Courtland, in this county, states that the dead body of a man was found floating in the river, near that place, yesterday afternoon. The remains are supposed to be those of a negro and show signs of having been in the water about two months. Coroner VERMILYA has not yet been notified of the “find.”

  The Go-As-You-Please Base Ball Club of Washington, Yolo county, was organized last evening, with the following officers: President, John DOANE; Vice President, Edward DUFFEE; Secretary, Thos. G. HODGDON; Treasurer, James KEATING; Propertyman, Ed. DUFFEE; Captain Jerome BARRY. ,,,, The Young Mechanic’s Base Ball Club has organized and elected the following officers: L. WOODWORTH, President; H.NORRIS, Vice President; F.MacFESSEL, Captain; E. GRUHLER, Treasurer; J. HENDERSON, Secretary; W. HUNTOON, Propertyman. The other members are A. NOOT, G. NOOT, H. MacFESSEL and J. BRONNER.

 

                    Folsom Items

 The following are taken from the Telegraph of the 17th:

  Numerous tramps are around.

  Sheep owners complain of great loss from the death of young lambs during the late storm.

  Rev. WALTERS was convicted on Wednesday last of having rudely and roughly treated a Mrs. HINNEMAN, with whom he had an altercation about a business affair.

 

 

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Friday Evening, June 11, 1880

 

                    PERSONAL NOTES

   Peter BRYDING and wife left for Bartlett Springs this afternoon.

   Frank WELCH, Butte county, and J. BURTON, Georgetown, are registered at the Capital.

   The following are at the Golden Eagle Hotel: F.D. WADE, J.L. BURT, R.C. DALTON, San Francisco.

   General Charles CADWALADER came down from Red Bluff this morning and left for San Francisco this afternoon.

   Milton SANTEE, Susanville; W.A. GRAVES, Sutter county; R.T. MILLS, Folsom; R.B. PIERCE, Pleasant Grove, are at the State House.

   Dr. G.M. DIXON, of Sacramento, and Dr. G.A. SHURTLEFF, Superintendent of the Stockton Insane Asylum, returned this morning from a visit to the East.

John FINNELL, one of the largest grain raisers in California, passed through the city to-day, on his way from Tehama to Yountville, where his family, which accompanied him, will spend the Summer.

   H. BRUNS, Mrs. T.J. HAVILAND, T. McLAUGHLIN, Frank D. WADE, D. POPPER, Jas. DENMAN, Georges FRANCFORT, San Francisco; S.H. AUSTIN and wife, T.H. RICHARDS, Philadelphia; A. McINTOSH, Boca; F.R. MOSELEY and wife, Stockton, are registered at the Arcade.

 

ABOUT CATCHING OR SELLING SHAD - The fact that the game law of California is very strict in reference to the taking of shad only in certain seasons of the year seems to be lost sight of by fishermen hereabouts, and for their benefit, as also that of dealers who have of late exposed the fish for sale, the following extract from the law is published: “Every person who, between the 1st day of April and the 31st day of December in each year, takes or catches, buys, sells, or has in his possession any fresh shad, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding $500, or by both, and only last week a fish dealer in San Francisco was fined $100 for offering shad for sale. Chief of Police KARCHER has issued orders to the police to visit the fish stalls of this city daily and promptly 

arrest any one offering shad for sale, hence dealers will do well to obey the law and thus avoid trouble.

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

   A stiff norther has prevailed all of to-day.

   The police made four arrests during the 25 hours ending at 12 o’clock last night.

   The Finance Committee of the Horribles has commenced collecting for the Fourth of July.

   The Second street extension and the streets in the vicinity of the new depot are sadly in need of sprinkling.

   At half past 6 o’clock this morning the river had receded to the 22 foot mark, and at noon it had risen two inches.

   The Superior Court has Granted Hannah J. GAFFORD a divorce from Jonathan GAFFORD, on the ground of cruel treatment.

   The Board of Supervisors has authorized its Chairman and the County Recorder to procure for this county the right to use the Campbell method of indexing records.

   County officials collected the following fees during May: Sherriff A. HEILBRON, $511.47; Clerk T.H. BERKEY, $547.45; W.E. GERBER, as Auditor, $111; as Recorder, $340.

   The ladies of the Calvary Baptist Church will hold a social this evening at the church, in I street, above Twelfth. There will be musical and literary exercises and refreshments will be served.

   Deputy Sheriff TURNER, of Siskiyou county, passed through the city to-day, en route to San Quentin with a Chinaman named Now Ow, who goes to serve 15 years for killing a white man named Hugh PUGH.

 

COUNTY HOSPITAL REPORT- Dr. J.R. LAINE, physician in charge of the County Hospital, to-day submitted his report for the month of May to the Board of Supervisors. It shows as follows: Number of patients present May 1st, 121; admitted, 45; discharged, 67; died, 2; present May 31st, 97. Of those 85 were males and 12 females. Meals furnished 

destitute applicants, 129. The names of the deceased, their ages, nativity and causes of death are as follows: Jerry CREADON, 70 years, Ireland, valvular disease of the heart; H.J. RANDOLPH, 25 years, Illinois, pulmonary consumption. The current expenses have been: Salaries of Superintendent and employes, $750; subsistence, soap, candles and sundries, $745; feed, cart harness, disinfectants, cash disbursements, and materials for repairs, $193.30; total, $1,688.30.

 

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The Daily Bee

Tuesday Evening, June 15, 1880

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

   The river has fallen to the 21 foot 9 inch mark.

   The police made seven arrests during the 24 hours ending at 12 o’clock last night.

   The Sacramento Hussars, Captain RUHSTALLER commanding, were out for mounted drill this afternoon, in undress uniform.

   During the past week 663 books were drawn from the Free Library, and the average number of readers per day was 38.

   It is now estimated that the census enumerators returns will show the population of Sacramento to be between 21,500 and 22,000.

   The applicants for positions as teachers in Sacramento county will be examined at the High School to-morrow, by the County Board of Education.

   At 8 o’clock this morning the wind was from the southeast, but at that time it shifted to the northwest and held there the rest of the day.

   A number of the little friends of Ida KENDEL enjoyed a party at the residence of her parents last evening, given in honor of the ninth anniversary of her birthday.

   The beef and mutton in market is good, and it ought to be, for never was feed more plentiful; hence there is no excuse for any dealer to offer poor or tough meat to his customers.

   The Capital Turf Club will hold a meeting at the Capital Hotel at 8 o’clock this evening, for the purpose of closing up the business of the last meeting. A full and prompt attendance is desired.

   Miss Gertie ALLEN, was tendered a surprise party by her little friends last evening at the residence of her parents, corner Eleventh and I streets. Dancing and other amusements were indulged in.

   Orders have been issued from general headquarters directing the National Guard to parade on Monday, July 5th, which will be celebrated on account of the Fourth falling on Sunday this year.

 

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The Daily Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday Evening, June 16, 1880

 

                    Personal Notes

   The following are at the Capital: A.H. CHAPMAN, Chico; John WHEATLEY, Millville.

   Lewis CHAPMAN, Silver Mountain, and W.G. BROWN, Sutter county, are at the Golden Eagle.

   Theo. FULTON, John RAY, San Francisco; R. NICHOLL, Pleasant Grove; T.M. RANDALL, New York, are registered at the State House.

   W.H. JORDAN, Past Grand Master Workman of the Ancient Order of United Workmen in California, came up from Oakland on a visit this morning.

   W.A. STRONG, Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad, who has been on a visit of several weeks to California, returned East this afternoon.

   Col. C. Fred CROCKER, President of the Southern Pacific railroad of Arizona, and Col. George Gray, Chief Engineer of the same road, left for Denver, Colorado, on the overland express this afternoon.

   W.W. HUBBARD, well known in Sacramento, where he was raised, has returned to the city after several years absence in Washington Territory, Arizona and other Territories and State of the Union.

   At the Arcade the following are registered: R. MANDLEBAUM, J. McGIVEN, Horace P. HUSSEY, Wm. ASHBURNER, J.M. PRATHER, San Francisco; B.K THORN, Calaveras; O.A. HEALE, San Jose; Jos. GERMAIN, E.B. SHAW, Winnemucca, Nev.; W.B. TREADWELL, Woodland; C.N. SCHROEDER, M.A. KENNEDY, “Pirates of Penzance Company.”

 

GENUINE SURPRISE PARTY - A few days since a well known colored man of this city arranged to give a surprise party at his house to a lady visitor from San Francisco. He extended numerous invitations to his friends and acquaintances. The result was that a large crowd assembled and the evening was pleasantly spent in the manner incident to such gatherings. The hour when it is customary to partake of refreshments arrived and the guests repaired to a lower room, where a well ladened table greeted their vision and all were invited to partake freely of the good things spread thereon. After ample justice had been done to the tempting viands the guests rose to return up stairs, but found all the doors leading from the room locked, except one, and as they passed through this their hostess extended her palm to each one and demanded a two bit piece. In vain they protested, some not having the coin, and explaining that they were invited guests, but the buxom colored guardian of the door allowed none to pass till the cash was forthcoming, and in response to the remarks by the genuinely surprised visitors she only said: “Thought you’d get a free meal, did you; well grass is short and we ain’t giving anything away this year, honey.” Of course the party broke up immediately after supper.

 

BOTHERED THE CAR DRIVERS - Sergeant M.M. SICKLER, who has charge of the United States Signal Service Office in this city, on the southeast corner of Second and K streets, recently received from San Diego a fine mocking bird. The feathered imitator of sounds was placed in a cage on the balcony of the third story and soon began to repeat the various whistles given by people signaling the street car drivers. So faithfully were the sounds imitated and so loud and piercing were the notes that the drivers for several days were kept on the lookout when turning the corner, as every car was signaled as regularly as it passed there. No passengers showed up, however, when the car was stopped, much to the disgust of the drivers, and it took them a week to learn that the mocking bird in the third story was the fellow who had continuously been whistling to them to stop. As a result a whistle signal in that locality is paid no attention to at present.

 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION - Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Secretary of State of the Caborca Mining Company to carry on a general mining business in the mineral range of Juarez in the Republic of Mexico, with the following Directors and capital stock of $20,000,000: S.F. CASHWILER, J.W. ROBERTS, C.A. BURGENS, C.T. DERMOT, G.W. GRAYSON; also, of the Weissbein Bros. & Co., Brokers and Business Corporation of Grass Valley. The Directors are Jacob HEYMAN, Jas. WEISSBEIN, Wm. GOLDBERG, Jacob WEISSBEIN, W. HENDELSHON, and the capital stock is $20,000.

 

WORTHY MENTION - It is but a short time since the Criterion Dry Goods Store, at 812 K street, opened its doors to the public, but its success has been unprecedented. The people came to it, examined the goods, got the prices and bought, being fully convinced that they could not do better, if as well, at any other store in the city. Hale Bros. & Co., proprietors, have had years of experience in their line, they know the value of goods, are quick to take advantage of the markets, use the best of judgment in the selection of goods, but at the lowest possible figures and sell for the smallest margins. Another reason that they are so popular with the public is that they treat all alike, the poor as well as the rich; do business on a fair and honest basis; study the interest of their customers as well as their own, and hence their success.

 

CENTER OF ATTRACTION - It is wonderful to see the crowds coming out of the grocery department of the cheap corner Rochester Store, northwest corner of Ninth and J streets, ladened down with goods. It is easily accounted for, the proprietors are slaughtering the high priced system and the public have found it out.

 

ANOTHER BOOM - This time in boots and shoes. That popular and reliable dealer W.J. O’BRIEN, 607 J street, is determined not to be left behind in the race. By reference to his advertisement in another column, purchases will note the inducements offered to purchase from him.

 

 

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The Daily Bee, Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday Evening, June 17, 1880

 

Personal Notes

 

  The following are at the capital: J.M. YOUNG, Truckee; A.H. WILSON, Oakland; Sidney CHARLES, Red Bluff.

   J.S. CONE, State Railroad Commissioner, came down from Red Bluff this morning and remained over in the city.

   At the Golden Eagle are registered F.S. HOLT, San Francisco; C.H. WATT, Grizzly Flat; W.C. CROSETT, Folsom.

   George SMITH, American Township; J.M. WALLACE, Pleasant Grove; J.S. BRANSFORD, Plumas county; I.T. ATKINS, Red Bluff, are at the State House.

   General B.F. BUTLER and party came up from San Francisco last night on the lightning express train, on their way to Nevada City and Grass 

Valley, where they will spend to-day and to-morrow.

   At the Arcade the following registered to-day: F.S. SANBORN, B.F. SMITH, John SWETT, G.H. MENDELL, T.M. NOSLER, San Francisco; P.C. 

SCOTT, W.C. CAMPBELL, C.A. CAMPBELL, Red Bluff; George H. KNIGHT, Adin; Robert WATT, San Rafael.

   Niles SEARLES and W.F. KNOX, Commissioners of Drainage District No. 1, returned from Marysville this morning and will at once leave for a 

trip up the river on the State Engineer’s steamer. W.H. PARKS, one of the Commissioners, was taken ill at Marysville yesterday and in consequence Messrs. KNOX and SEARLES returned this morning without going to Bear river.

   Miss Amy CROCKER, daughter of Mrs. E.B. CROCKER of this city, left this afternoon for the East, on her way to Dresden, Germany, to which 

latter place the young lady goes to attend school for a period of three years. A number of the young friends of Miss CROCKER met last evening at her mother's residence and gave her a farewell party, at which a most enjoyable time was spent.

   William RIDER, the well known and courteous Superintendent of the Carriers' Department of the Sacramento Postoffice was married this afternoon to Miss Emma NEALE, an estimable young lady who recently came from Clayton, Contra Costa county, to reside here. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.H.C. BONTE, at his residence, only relatives of the bride and bridegroom being present. After the tying of the nuptial knot the young couple left for San Francisco on a brief wedding tour, a large number of their young friends accompanying them to the depot, bestowing on them profuse floral offerings and wishing them many years of unalloyed happiness.

 

DEATH OF BRADLEY S. HOYT - About 3 o’clock this morning Bradley S. HOYT, son of the old Pioneer William H. HOYT, died at the residence of 

his parents, at Seventh and F streets after a brief illness. The deceased was attacked with epileptic flu a few days ago and in one of these he died at the hour above mentioned. He was a native of Rhode Island, aged 32 years, and was well known in consequence of his having been employed in Wells, Fargo & Co.'s office in this city for several years.

 

                    Local Brevities

   Currants of fine quality are abundant in our markets at present.

   Only two arrests were made by the police during the 24 hours ending at 12 o’clock last night.

   The river continues to fall slowly and at noon to-day was at the 21-foot 7-inch mark.

   A light and refreshing breeze from the south has prevailed all day and at noon the thermometer registered 77.

   In the Superior Court yesterday afternoon Anton BEHRLE was granted a divorce from Lucy BEHRLE.

   John D. MOYNAHAN has been admitted to citizenship by Judge DENSON, on the testimony of Add. C. HINKSON and William B. HAMILTON.

   On account of the arrival of the Australian mail an extra mail car was attached to the eastern bound express train which left this afternoon.

   The pay car of the railroad company will arrive in Sacramento on next Thursday, or not later than a week from to-morrow.

   B. KATSCHINSKI, who has been in business in this city for a number of years, has sold out and intends to engage in the boot and shoe business in San Francisco.

   There was a liberal display of bunting on the principal business houses, newspaper offices and public buildings to-day, in honor of the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 

POLICE COURT - In this Court to-day the following business was transacted, the morning session not occupying over ten minutes: E. FAIRCHILDS, J.H. MERRILL, William BOYNE and E. CADWALADER, charged with violating the health ordinance, were granted a continuance till Saturday: Ah Jim, Ah Lim and Ah Young, were discharged for want of prosecution: also, P. HAGGET, arrested for battery; Mary CODY’s case of misdemeanor went over till the 19th, and the examination of Ah Chong and Ah Bow for gaming was entered upon at 1 P.M.

 

WILL NOT APPEAL - In the matter of the suit of P.F. DOLAN vs. The City Trustees of Sacramento, which Judge DENSON recently decided in favor 

of the city, the plaintiff has decided not to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, for the reason that he is satisfied that if the law as interpreted by Judge DENSON would not warrant a verdict in his favor, there is no use of appealing the matter.

 

MASONIC FUNERAL - The remains of the late Captain M. LITTLETON, mention of whose death at Alameda has been heretofore made in the Bee, 

were brought to this city on the steamer Julia this morning, for interment. The funeral took place this afternoon from J.F. CLARK's undertaking rooms, under the auspices, of Tehama Lodge No. 3, F. and A.M.

 

                    SUPERIOR COURT - Denson, Judge.           

WEDNESDAY, June 16

   John ZEIGENHIEN & Co. vs. J.E. CAMP - Testimony taken and case continued for argument till Saturday next at 10 o’clock.

   W.J. HALL vs. Wm. STROBEL - By agreement judgment in favor of plaintiff for retention of  property in controversy and for costs.

   James M. STEPHENSON vs. Isaac F. FREEMAN - Decree of foreclosure.

THURSDAY, June 17th

   F.E.C. WALPOLE vs. Wm. STROBEL - On trial.

   F.L. ALDERSON vs. Mary N. RYLAND et al - Decree quieting title.

   Elsie CULVER vs. F. HOXIE - Decree of foreclosure and order of sale filed.

 

COMPLAINT MADE - Parties residing in the neighborhood of Seventh street, between J and K, complain of the foul smell which continually pervades that locality and which proceeds from the Chinese wash house on the corner of the alley and the swill barrels left in the alley in rear of the Golden Eagle Hotel.

 

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The Daily Bee, Sacramento, Cal.

Saturday Evening, June 19, 1880

 

Personal Notes

 

   R.K. BERRY, Shingle Springs; A. WHITAKER, Modesto, are at the Capital Hotel.

   At the Golden Eagle are registered S.D. SOLLARS, Philadelphia; C. LARRAL, A.D. SIMON, San Francisco.

   George W. CHESLEY, who recently had such a severe tussle with the grim monster has recovered sufficiently to be able to ride out.

   Judge T.B. McFARLAND and wife, Albert GALLATIN and wife and J.F. SHEEHAN and wife left this morning for Monterey, where they go to 

remain over Sunday.

   The following are registered at the State House: E. JACOBS, Truckee; C.H. CHANDLER, Cosumnes; F.B. PIERCE, Pleasant Grove; T.J.

HUBBELL, Santa Cruz.

   J. KEARTH desires it stated that as his name appears as a tax payer and parent to a card asking the City  Board of Education to re-elect Professor ADAMS as Principal of the High School, at the same salary heretofore paid him, it was placed there without his knowledge or consent, as he considers the Board competent to attend to its business.

   A.F. EBERMAN, Philadelphia; Miss M.V. HAWTHORN, Lancaster, Pa., August QUACK, Los Angeles; Gus BROWN, New York; Mrs. M.L. RAPELGE and Mrs. A. BELMONT, Marysville; Jacob LUCHSINGER, J.M. PRATHER, S.A. BROWN, San Francisco; W.S. JENNINGS, Michigan Bar; F.C. PORTER, Chicago; H.O. WELLER, San Jose; Mrs. R. YORREID, Placerville; Mrs. J.O. GOODWIN, Marysville, are registered at the Arcade.

 

Native Sons’ Officers - At a meeting of Parlor No. 3, Native Sons of the Golden West, held last evening, the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing term: President H.C. CHIPMAN; First Vice-President, James RILEY; Second Vice-President, G.W. HILBERT; Third Vice-President, Joseph McGUIRE; Recording Secretary, George KUCHLER; Financial Secretary, L.G. DICKMAN; Treasurer, C.E. PARKER; Marshal E.F. COHEN; Surgeon, S.A. DEUEL; Executive Committee, M. COFFEY, George D. IRVINE, F.G. SWIFT.

 

Accidentally Shot - Timothy LEE, the well known bailiff of the Police Court, to-day received information that his brother, R.E. LEE, formerly a well known piano dealer of Sacramento, had shot himself accidentally. As near as could be learned the accident was caused by the explosion of a gun which the injured man was taking out of a wagon. The extent of the injuries are not known. Timothy LEE left for Iowa Hill this afternoon to look after his brother.

 

Monster Strawberries - LONGTON & ANTHONY, of the Fulton Market, southwest corner of Fifth and K streets, to-day received a large invoice of the finest strawberries ever seen in Sacramento. They are of the variety known as “Monarch of the West,” are rich in flavor and juciness, and are from an inch to an inch and a half in diameter.

 

Pigeon Shooting - There will be a pigeon shooting match at Freeport to-morrow for $50 a side between Scot SCHAEFER and L. MORSE. Also one 

between Isaac BRYAN and Newton FAY, besides other matches. A number of shooters from this city are going down there to take a hand.

 

                    SUPPOSED SUICIDE

Sudden Disappearance of an Old Resident - Probable Drowning of Carl Rabel - Finding of a Significant Note.

    For some years past there has resided on the premises of W.C. HOPPING, in the northeastern suburbs of the city, an old resident named Carl RABEL, brother of the late Francis RABEL. Of late years he has been a sufferer from physical ailment, although able to be about and to make himself generally useful on the farm. One of his customary duties has been to drive Mr. HOPPING to the Postoffice every morning and call for him in the afternoon. Day before yesterday he brought Mr. HOPPING into town at the usual time in the forenoon, and said he would return for him between 3 and 4 o'clock. He drove home, got his dinner and gave directions to a man on the place to have the horse harnessed to the buggy by half-past 3 o'clock. This was done, and the horse left standing in the barn.

   RABEL not appearing at that time, the man got into the buggy and drove to town for Mr. HOPPING. On their arrival at the house he was still

                    NOT TO BE FOUND.

   Mr. HOPPING fearing that something might have happened to him, at once commenced a search of the premises and surroundings, but to no 

purpose. He then enlisted the aid of his neighbors, and from that hour until to-day they have kept up a constant search for him.

                    A PROBABLE CLUE.

   This morning Mr. HOPPING, in looking over a drawer in which the missing man kept his papers, discovered a Morrocco-covered memorandum 

book, containing a small slip of paper on which was written the following:

   "Nobody believes what I suffer. I cannot stand it any longer."

   The note was not addressed to any one, but on the back of it were the words, "Dear Friend," as though a letter had been commenced or written, but the top cut off and the text destroyed.

   The finding of this significant note, coupled with the fact that for a long time past RABEL had been low-spirited, seems to indicate that he has committed suicide. This would have been a very easy matter, inasmuch as the high water from the river comes close up to the levee in that vicinity, and he could readily have made away with himself by drowning.

   The last seen of RABEL was about half-past 1 o'clock, at which hour A. OLSEN, a neighbor, saw him standing in the barnyard with his arms 

folded, and apparently in a reflective mood.

 

                    Annual Reception of the Bric-a-Brac Club.

   The second annual reception of the Bric-a-Brac Club was held last evening at the residence of E.B. MOTT, Jr., on J street. Norton BUSH, President of the club, managed the affair in so excellent a manner as to win the warmest congratulations from the members and invited guests. The earlier portion of the evening was spent in musical and literary exercises in one of the parlors aside from that in which the art exhibition was held. The rooms were crowded with members of the club and their friends, and the evening was one of unusual pleasure.  Some of the art exhibits were of so meritorious  a character as to elicit frequent expressions of admiration, the general verdict being that the club embraces local talent of an unusually high order. The 

musical and literary exercises were varied, and added an additional charm to the evening’s attractions.

   The musical exercises were as follows, and were exceedingly well rendered:

   Trio, piano and violin, Mrs. BERKEY, Messrs McNEILL and BALL; vocal solo, "The Letter," George H. REDDING; instrumental solo,

"Pasquinade," Miss Gertie GERRISH; vocal duet, the Misses SEELEY; essay, "Augustine Age of German Literature," Miss Lucy C. O'BRIEN; piano solo, "Ben Bolt," Miss GRIFFIN; vocal solo, "Waiting for the Swallows," Mrs. E.B. MOTT; trio, piano and violin, Mrs. BERKEY, Messrs McNEILL and BALL; vocal duet, "Beware," Miss WILSEY and Mr. McNEILL; instrumental solo, Arnold HEYMAN; vocal solo, "My Little Darling," Miss MILLIKEN. An informal programme was presented after supper in  which, among others, Mss John McNEILL sang, and also the male quartet 

composed of Messrs. CRANDALL, PUTNAM, McNEILL and FREEMAN; and Professor FLEISSNER gave a piano solo.

   Following were the art works displayed, many of the pieces being finely done and attracting much attention, as well as favorable comment and compliment to their authors:

    "Old Carmel Mission" - Monterey, by May I. BRIGGS; two charcoal drawings and a charcoal drawing from life, by Amanda AUSTIN; "Chimney 

Rock" (after Bierstadt), by Norton BUSH;  "Mount Shasta," by D.H. WOODS; crayon portrait, by W.E. JACKSON; "Rio Obispo - Isthmus of 

Panama," by Norton BUSH; "Little Silver Creek - Sierra Nevadas," by W.F. JACKSON; "Early Morning," and scene near Sacramento, by Norton 

BUSH; "Outside the Heads - Wreck of the Frank Jones," by W.F. JACKSON; fruit, by D.H. WOODS; four water color paintings, by Fanny McCLATCHY; vase of flowers, by D.H. WOODS; "Head of Paradise Valley," by W.F. JACKSON; morning scene in the tropics and "Mount Diablo," by Norton BUSH; "Storm in Marin County," by W.F. JACKSON; "Tropical Evening," "Scene in Ecuador," and "Evening in Nicaragua," by Norton BUSH; crayon portrait, by W.F. JACKSON; two crayon portraits, by Mrs. C.H. HUBBARD; figure piece and fruit pieces by Mrs. John H. LEWIS; "On the Upper Guaysquil," by Norton BUSH; portrait by D.H. WOODS; bust, by Mrs. Mary HINDS; figure piece, by Mrs. John H. LEWIS; portrait by Mrs. Addie BALLOU; porcelain painting, by Mrs. K.C. BINGAY; two crayon drawings by Alice GROVER; crayon drawings by Amelia KLIPPEL; crayon drawing by L.C. WELLS; porcelain painting, by Fanny McCLATCHY; porcelain plaques, by Mrs. E.C. BINGAY; two paintings of flowers, by Mrs. H.H. PIERSON; flowers, cherries and still life, by Miss Clara FELTER; two water-color pieces by Miss Kate ALLMOND; "Clear Lake," (still life), "Russian River Valley," "Mount Shasta," flowers, sketch, tropical scene and "Lake Tahoe," all by George H. REDDING; dog's head, cat's 

head and porcelain painting by Nettie B. SEELEY; cattle piece, plums, still life and horses, by D.H. WOODS; landscape, by Mrs. BUTTERFIELD; 

landscape, by Nettie B. SEELEY; landscape, by D.H. WOODS; child's head, water-color, by Mrs. C.H. HUBBARD; child's head, water-color, by 

___; landscape, by Geo. H. REDDING; two portraits and figure-piece, by L.J. JORAN; "Helmet Rock," and "Golden Gate," by Etta BEGGS; "Yosemite Valley," by F.J. LEWIS; flowers and fish, three pannels (in oil), by Miss Sophie STEVENSON; flowers (water colors), landscape (crayon), and flowers, panel (in oil), by Miss Fannie TYRRELL; fuchsia, panel (in oil), by Miss Nettie B. SEELEY; "Canyon on the Yuba," (oil), by D.H.

WOODS.

   The musical programme was arranged and managed by Mrs. M.M. BLAKENEY and Mrs. T.H. BERKEY, and reflected much credit on their good 

taste, as it was of such a varied and pleasing nature as to give general and unlimited satisfaction.

 

                    Local Brevities

   Six arrests were made by the police during the 24 hours ending at 12 o'clock last night.

   Friends of Miss Mamie CHAMBERLAIN gave her a pleasant surprise party last evening.

   A copy of the Seal of the Superior Court of Sonoma county has been filed at the Secretary of State's office.

   A meeting of the Democratic County Central Committee will be held at the Capital Hotel reading rooms this evening.

   A strong wind from the north prevailed again this morning. Won't Old Bor*** ever let up from that direction?

   The flags on the Bee office and other buildings in this city were at half-mast to-day in respect to the memory of General John A. SUTTER, who died in Washington, D.C., last night.

 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Friday July 2, 1880

 

 

                    EMOTIONAL INSANITY

A Sacramento jury has just acquitted Mrs. HAMILTON, who was put on trial for attempting to murder a young girl named Nettie WINCKLEPLECK. 

The defendant, as was alleged under the influence of jealousy, fired a pistol at the girl several times, inflicting severe wounds upon her.  The defense was "emotional insanity;" the most (not legible) and comprehensive one imaginable, since nobody can define it, and not two medical men can be got to agree upon what constitutes it. We cannot be sure that the jury in this case accepted the plea of emotional insanity. They may have believed that the defendant was justified in trying to kill the girl, for juries are proverbially eccentric in their views. But the plea itself is one which might easily appeal to ignorant minds, and the whole subject of insanity is so difficult and obscure that lawyers may puzzle even intelligent juries by merely citing conflicting authorities upon it. The question of responsibility in connection with mental disease has, however, been ably and exhaustively treated by Maudaley, who is unquestionably the highest authority upon mental pathology and physiology now living. His conclusion is, broadly speaking, that when crime is committed in a thoroughly deliberate and purposeful manner, and when the alleged or presumptive motive of the crime is such as to appear reasonable to sane minds, the responsibility of the criminal ought to be assumed, even though the presence of an hereditary tendency to mania may be demonstrated. It has for sometime been apparent that some such line would have eventually to be drawn, for the loose and convenient phrase “emotional insanity” can be made to fit any conceivable circumstances.  All that is required is to assume that a person may become mad for a 

moment, during which the crime is committed, and then revert to sanity, and any case whatever may thus be covered. The relations of insanity to jurisprudence have in fact never yet been properly defined or established, and one result is that a great many flagrant failures of justice constantly occur. Emotional insanity is far too vague and misty a plea to be allowed, if murders and murderous assaults are to be discouraged, and in all probability it will be found necessary before long to adopt Maudaley's suggestion in regard to the limits of responsibility in mental disease.

 

Passengers Passing Carlin for California.

CARLIN, July 1st - The following passengers passed Carlin to-day to arrive in Sacramento to-morrow: G. CONKLING, Salt Lake City; Mrs. W. 

CRAIG, Miss Eva WHITE, Denver Col.; W.S. GODBIE, Miss T. GODBIE, W.J. MONTGOMERY and wife, Master Walter MONTGOMERY, Salt Lake City; M.R. HECHT, Allen St. J. BOWIE, Miss May PARROTT, Miss I. PARROTT, Miss BROADHEAD, Miss MARTIN, Miss L. BROADHEAD, Jacob HARRIS, C.J. SIMON, G.F. GIESSE, F.M. PIXLEY, S.M. WILSON, M.S. WILSON, S MOSGROVE, H.J. TILDEN, wife and nurse, William H. CROCKER, J.C. FLOOD and family, San Francisco; seven Sisters of Charity, California; J.M. ANDERSON, New Jersey, H.C. BIDWELL, Oakland; Mrs. E. ANODD, Portland, Or.; H.M. BILLINGS and wife, C.H. KEMPON, New York; D.J. PAGE, wife and family, 

Gold Hill; A. KEEFER, Australia; E.P. HASTINGS, Utah; Marquis DECAMOTTE, Viscount DeGALARD, Baron Martin DUNORD, Frank ROSE, Paris, France; E. MURTEL, Elko, Nev.; 68 emigrants, including 50 males, to arrive in Sacramento July 3d.

 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday, July 5, 1880

 

                    LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

SATURDAY'S FIRE - Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock an alarm of fire was turned in at box 24, corner of Twelfth and G, caused by a fire which commenced in a small barn in the alley between Twelfth and thirteenth, F and G, belonging to police officer HARVEY, and communicated to one adjoining belonging to Mr. MARSHALL, and another on the opposite side of the alley owned by W.B.G. KELLER. The barn belonging to Mr. HARVEY cost $125 about one year ago, and with it he lost harness, hay, blankets, etc., making his total loss about $175.  The shed next to it was entirely consumed, and the barn belonging to Mr. KELLER damaged to the about of $20. The probable total loss from the fire is not to exceed $250, upon which there was said to be no insurance. William GODDARD, of hose cart No. 2, was badly burned, and also his horse known as "Grant," which was occasioned by driving through the alley between the burning buildings to get the hose in position for action. The heat being intense the horse stopped and tried to escape through the opening in one of the buildings which were on fire, which was prevented by the driver jumping to the horse’s 

head, and pulling him by with the bits. Mr. GODDARD’s hands and face are badly blistered, and the horse was so much scorched that it will probably lose nature’s covering, if nothing more serious. It is supposed the fire originated from fire crackers used by boys.

 

ORGANIZED AND OFFICERS ELECTED - Trustees of the four Tribes of Imp. O.R.M. have been elected, as follows: Consumnes Tribe, No. 14 - J.P. 

COUNTS, George BOYNE, H. WINTERS; Red Jacket Tribe, No. 28 - F.A. ANTHONY, F. DASSONVILLE, J.S. FOSTER; Owosso Tribe, No. 39 - J.J. BUCKLEY, F.H. MILLER, J.F. CORSON; Red Cloud Tribe No. 41 - E.C. HOPKINS, George F. BRONNER, Philip PHILLIPS. A meeting of the Trustees was held yesterday and the Board was organized by the election of J.J. BUCKLEY, President; E.C. HOPKINS, Vice-President; Philip PHILLIPS, Secretary; H. WINTERS, Treasurer, and H. MORRIS, Janitor for the present term. The following committees were appointed: Hall Committee - F.H. MILLER, H. WINTERS, P. PHILLIPS, J.S. FOSTER; Cemetery - E.C. HOPKINS, F. DASSONVILLE, H. WINTERS, J.F. CORSON; Finance - F.A. ANTHONY, J.P. COUNTS, George F. BRONNER, J.S. FOSTER; Rules - J.P. COUNTS, E.C. HOPKINS, F. DASSONVILLE, J.J. BUCKLEY.

 

INSALLATION - On Saturday evening, July 3d, the officers of Industrial Lodge, No. 157, I.O.O.F., were installed into their respective chairs by Most Worthy Grand Master Ezra PIERSON. The following named brothers are officers of the Lodge for the ensuing term: J.H. FERGUSON, N.G.; D.S. WATKINS, V.G.; E.B. HUSSEY, R.S.; A.J. W. PALMER, P.S.; George LANDON, Treasurer; James STEWART, W; J.E. MORRELLE, Con; N. PETERSON, O.G.; H.H. KING, L.G.; S.M.KIEFER, R.S. of N.G.; P.S. WATSON, L.S. of N.G.; G.S. FISHER, R.S. of V.G.; L.C. JORDAN, L.S. of V.G.; J.H. TEMPLE, R.S.S.; J.F. HALL, L.S.S.; W.D. CROWE, Organist. The Trustees of the Lodge for the ensuing year are George MURRAY, G.B. DEAN and E.B. HUSSEY.

 

HORRIBLES - The Horribles assembled at Agricultural Park yesterday in full force, and made arrangements for forming into line, and also selected their dressing-rooms. The whole park has been placed at their disposal by Mr. ALLEN, and everything will be taken care of while the procession is en route. The Jigadierr Brindle has issued his call for 2 o’clock, when the aids and those who intend to participate will be on hand at the starting place. From present indications the largest procession will move from the park that has ever been seen in Sacramento under the command of a fantastic captain.

 

INSTALLATION AND BANQUET - Saturday night Sacramento Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F., installed its officers, District Deputy P.E. PLATT officiating. N.G., H.C. BROWN; V.G., J.C. MOORE; R.S., Paschal COGGINS; T., R.K. WICK; P.S., James McCLEERY. After the installation some 80 or 90 of the members sat down to an excellent collation in the hall, served under superintendence of John PLATT, and speech, toast, sentiment and warmest fraternal sociability prevailed until a late hour.

 

SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Yesterday Con. KELLEY, the well known hackman, met with a very serious accident. He was getting upon his hack, on K 

street, when his foot slipped and he fell upon the pavement dislocating his left shoulder and left hip, and also badly cutting his head about the left temple. He received proper surgical attention, and last evening was comfortable.

 

POLICE COURT - In the Police Court on Saturday the following cases were disposed of: Amanda CORDOSA, convicted of battery, was fined $1 

and costs; H. WALTER, a drunk, $5 and costs, and Edward BRICK, drunk, forfeited his deposit; Mrs. M. ADAMS, convicted of disturbing the peace, was fined $40; Jacob HAMMOND was tried on a charge of drunkenness and discharged; the case of Georgio DUCK, for assault to do great bodily injury, was continued till the 7th.

 

STATE PRISON WARDEN - Saturday night at San Francisco the Board of State Prison Directors met and audited bills for about $8,000 for contracts on the Folsom Branch Prison. It was stated that the Folsom Branch would be ready for occupation by a limited number of prisoners on the 10th instant. T.C. PECKMAN was elected Warden of the Folsom Prison, and John M. MINOR Clerk.

 

PERSONAL - Albert HART delivers a poem at the Livermore celebration to-day...H.C. KIRK returned from his health trip to the Sandwich Islands, 

Saturday, much improved...M.S. HORAN is in the city...W.F. JACKSON, artist, has gone to Bear Valley with a sharp pencil and premeditated 

designs upon that region. He is accompanied by Charles QUIGLEY and Charles JOY.

 

 

                    BRIEF NOTES

   Fourth on the Fifth.

   The day we celebrate.

   No Police Court to-day.

   The river’s level was 20 feet 2 inches last evening.

   All the banks and principal business houses will be closed to-day.

   Don’t fail to watch the Capitol dome this evening at 9 o'clock sharp.

   The City Free Library is closed for annual repairs till next Saturday morning.

   Poll-tax receipts are getting scarce and prices raising. They will cost $3 each on and after to-day.

   The ladies of the Sixth-street  M.E. Church set tables for 4th of July dinner and lunch from 10 to 8 P.M. to-day.

   A call is published for all "Caledonians" - all Scotchmen - to meet at Pioneer Hall, at 8 o’clock this morning, to take part in the celebration.

   Governor PERKINS has commissioned J.W. CHAPMAN as a Commissioner of Deeds for the county of Suffolk, Mass., with his residence in the city 

of Boston.

   People from other places yesterday arrived in large numbers in this city to take part in the witness of the celebration  to-day. Still large numbers will arrive to-day.

   A. CASSELLI is about to engage in a new business - a restaurant and chop house, to be known as the Campi Restaurant, and located at 216 J street. He promises choice fare.

   A large number of pencils have been sharpened in advance for chronicling celebration accidents to-day from boys’ use of  powder and pistols. Let them come in gently.

   Company “B,” First Artillery, give a social banquet this evening at the State House, to be composed of the members and invited guests. 

Their reputation in connection with these annual banquets is sufficient for an enjoyable occasion.

   Willie BATEMAN, the little boy who was shot Friday evening in the back, by Georgie DUCK, was last night very restless from the wound, but inflammation has not thus far set in, and if it should not to any serious degree, he will probably soon recover. Georgie, although on $500 bonds for this shooting, was out upon the street again yesterday, with a pistol in hand, and celebrating as usual.

 

DAMAGING CHARGE - Conrad SCHEPP was on Saturday arrested for misdemeanor by officer FREDERICKS. The offense with which he is

charged is that of vending diseased meat and the facts in reference to which are stated by the complainant to be as follows: SCHEPP went to Center Township and there bought of Elisha DALEY two young cattle for $20,and a badly diseased cow, with swollen body and neck, was included in the price, with the understanding that her only value was in her hide. SCHEPP brought them home and it is alleged killed and sold the cow for beef, although pus issued from the neck and flesh when it was dressed. One-half of it is said to have been delivered to the Railroad Hospital upon a beef contract, and other portions were retailed out, some of which was returned with the complaint that something was the matter with it. Following our recent scare about something being found in the city water, there will probably be a large number now that won’t hanker for beef. Mr. SCHEPP says, however, that he is entirely innocent of the charge and that his arrest and prosecution has been prompted by unfriendly feelings towards him, and of course a 

discriminating public will suspend judgment and take their rations of beef-tea as usual until the case has been decided by the Court.

 

CHIEFS RAISED UP - The following officers of Red Cloud Tribe No. 41, Imp. O.R.M., were raised up late evening by District Deputy C.E. SPENCER: S., C.H. HOLTON, S. Sag., J.G. MILLER; J. Sag., W. LAING; C. of R., F.J. BIDWELL; K. of W., J.S. WATSON; Prophet, G.L. TAYLOR; First Son, J.A. PATTON; Second Son, Z.W. PAYNE; First W., O.N. CRONKITE; Second W., F.L. SMITH; Third W., F.T. DAVENPORT; Fourth W., R.H. BUCKINGHAM; First B., G.H. SMITH; Second B., J.O. HECTOR; Third B., T.P. SMITH; Fourth B., B.F. JOHNSON; G. of W., E. BURDOLT; G. of 

F., H. MORRIS; First P.W., E.C. HOPKINS; Second P.W., J.A. LAFFERTY. After this ceremony the Tribe adjourned to Fisher’s banquet hall, 

where a bountiful collation was spread, and a general pow-wow indulged in, at the close of which the warriors returned to their squaws and pappooses, well satisfied with their evening’s entertainment.

 

FAMILY JAR - On Saturday morning Joe AREAGA appeared at the police headquarters with a little four-months-old child in his arms, which, he stated, its mother (his wife) had abandoned, and also another little boy, about two years old. Upon this statement City Attorney ANDERSON filed a complaint of misdemeanor, and she was arrested by officers FERRAL and RIDER and taken to the station, where she now is with her children. Her version of the affair is that her husband beat her and finally drove her from the house at the point of the revolver, threatening her life if she didn’t go. It’s possible there’s an incompatibility arising from mixing of nationalities, as he is of Spanish nativity and she of middle age, auburn temperament, and having happy memories of Erin’s Isle.

 

INSTALLATION I.O.F.S.I. - At a regular meeting of Sacramento Lodge No. 102, Independent Order Free Sons of Israel, held yesterday, the 

following officers were duly installed by Deputy Grand Master J.P. GATTMAN: President, I.H. SIMON; Vice-President, L.J. LITHAUER; 

Recording Secretary, B. WILSON; Financial Secretary, P. NATHN; Treasurer, I. LORYEA; Conductor, S. FEIDHEIM; Warden, Ben BARNES; 

Inside Tyler, A.M. PLATO; Outside Tyler, S. STEIN.

 

SERENADE - On Saturday evening the Capital City Minstrels tendered a complimentary serenade to Miss Fannie KARCHER, daughter of the Chief 

of Police, in honor of her approaching nuptials, to take place on the 7th instant, with a gentleman who was a member of the recent State Assembly. The occasion terminated in an enjoyable reception, and good things were bountifully bestowed.

 

POLICE ARRESTS - Arrests were made Saturday as follows: Delia AREAGA, for misdemeanor, by officers RIDER and FERRAL; Conrad SCHEPP, 

misdemeanor, by officer FREDERICKS; Geo. D. ALLMOND, misdemeanor, by officer FREDERICKS; George BROWN, a drunk, by officer CAMPBELL.

 

Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday, July 5, 1880

 

TO-DAY'S CELEBRATION

What is to be Done, and the Order of its Doing

   The celebration of the one hundred and fourth anniversary of the nation’s birth really began Saturday evening. Despite orders of the Chief of Police YOUNG America opened the annual bombardment at that time and kept it up until a late hour. At several private residences there were displays of fireworks and illuminations for the benefit of the youth of  the household, who after all are better pleased with the simple pyrotechnics which father and mother provide “at home,” than with the more elaborate displays at public expense.

                    YESTERDAY

   The flag of our country was flung to the breeze from every flagstaff, and many residences and public buildings were dressed richly in evergreens and flags in honor of the day. The old custom, peculiar to Sacramento, of dressing the streets with green boughs, was entered upon on Saturday, and by to-day the usual bowers of green will present their pleasing lines to the eye along J, K and their cross streets as far up as Eleventh, and from I to L.

   The celebration to-day promises to be creditable to the city, albeit the exertion has not been to make any extra showing of special display, but rather to observe in a general way the recurrences of the natal day of the nation. To-day is made by law a legal holiday, and hence it was resolved upon by the Committee of Arrangements to celebrate the anniversary which fell on Sunday, this year, upon this day.

                    AT SUNRISE

   The church bells will be rung for ten minutes, and at the same time the Sacramento Light Artillery, under command of Captain ATWOOD, will fire a salute of thirteen guns - the number representing the thirteen colonies that resolved upon resistance to the mother country.

   At 8:30 A.M. the staff of the Grand Marshall will assemble at the Capital Hotel, Seventh and K streets. From that place the chief aids and assistants will be dispatched to the places of assembly of the divisions of which they are to have charge in the line.

   At 9 A.M. the officers of the day and invited guests will assemble in the parlors of the Capital Hotel, and at the same hour the bands of music engaged will report at the heads of their respective divisions.           

                    AT 9:30 A.M.

   The columns will be formed and ready to fall into line as follows:

   Grand Marshal and Staff on north side of M street, west of Seventh, right resting on Seventh.

   First Division - On M street, extending west, right resting on left of column of Aids.

   Second Division - On south side of M street, right resting on Sixth.

   Third Division - On Sixth street, right resting on M, extending north.

   Exactly at 10 o’clock the procession will move from Seventh and M streets, up M to Ninth, thence to K street, down K to Second, thence to J, up J to Ninth, thence to H, up H to Eleventh, thence to I, down I to Tenth, thence to M, down M to Second, and countermarch on M street back to the Pavilion, at the corner of Sixth street, where the literary exercises will be held.

   The order of procession will be as follows:

   Advance of police.

  Grand Marshal, H.M. LARUE; Chief of Staff, T.J. CLUNIE; Special Aids, N.L. DREW, W.E. GERBER, Joseph STEFFENS, B.F. STEWART, W.A. 

BROWN, Add C. HINKSON, H.M. TURTON; Aids to the Marshal - T.E.J. RILEY, Frank WILTON, J.H. SEYMOUR, Gus LAVENSON, R.T. DEVLIN, Robert HAWLEY, G.W. SAFFORD, George GALE, Adolph HEILBRON, Major C.L. WHITE,  E.A. CROUCH, Charles PUTNAM, Percy ROSS, Edward MURRAY, W.F. KNOX, Jr., J. George KURTH, E.J. HITCHCOCK, R.W. BURTIS, George A. PUTNAM, W.B. MILLER, Dr. W. WOOD, George T. BUSH, Charles R. PARSONS, W.G. WILLIAMS, Frank J. JOHNSON, E.W. MASLIN, Major K.F. WEIMEYER, C. DILLMAN, J.M. KILGARIFF, J.Q. BROWN, Jr., J.F. MITCHELL, J.E.T. PIKE, Dr. W.W. LIGHT, C.C. BONTE, W. ADEE, W. HITCHCOCK, R. McKUNE, P. LYKINS, R.O. CRAVENS, Charles A. HOUGHTON, T.W. O’NEIL, O.H.P. SHEETS, Francis D. RYAN, Thomas L. ACOCK, James I. FELTER, William McLAUGHLIN, Howard L. MOORE, Morris STERNTELS, H.D. GAMBLE, Win. J. DAVIS, George W. CAREY, Arthur L. NICHOLS, Sam MARKS, Captain H.B. WELCH, D.J. SIMMONS, John BATCHER, Jr., Fred. DASSONVILLE, J.H. SHARPE, Edgar CARROLL, E.G. BLESSING, Major D.E. ALEXANDER, J.F. WHITE, Isadore TOWNSEND, Thomas GUINEAN, Alex. HAMILTON, A.C. FREEMAN, Major M. BIGGS, Jr., W.M. MARVIN, James N. PORTER, Henry L. BUCKLEY, C.W. SAMUELSON, F.W. ROBERTSON, N.S. BENNETT, Russell FLINT, Herbert W. 

TAYLOR, J.E. LARUE, Martin BEASLEY and Norman S. NICHOLS.

   Then will come, as an escort of honor, the Sacramento Hussars, mounted, Captain Frank RUHSTALLER.

   The First Division will be led by E.I. ROBINSON, Marshal, and Aids, and will consist of the First Artillery regiment band; General SHEEHAN 

and staff; Lieutenant Colonel BERKEY and staff; First Artillery Regiment Company A, Captain KEARNEY; Company G, Captain SHEEHAN; 

Governor’s Guard, Captain McEWAN; Sacramento Zouaves, Captain EMORY; Company B (artillery), Captain ATWOOD.

   Second Division - W.A. ANDERSON, Marshal, and Aids: Independent  Drum Corps, Major SHIELDS; Sumner POST, G.A.R., Commander KENT; 

Mexican War Veterans, John DOMINGOS commanding; Sacramento Paid Fire Department, C. SULLIVAN, Chief Engineer.

   Third Division - H. WEINSTOCK, Marshal, and Aids; Grand Army band; carriages containing the President of the Day, Hon. T.B. McFARLAND; 

Reader, Hon. W.B.C. BROWN; Orator, His Excellency Governor George C. PERKINS; Chaplain, Rev. T.H.B. ANDERSON; State officers, county 

officers, city officers and other invited guests: Sacramento Association of California Pioneers, John MILLER, President; citizens in carriages and mounted.

   At points in the line not to be determined until this morning, will appear an allegorical car of State, and three other cars with little masters and misses from the public schools; also the children of the Protestant Orphan Asylum.

                    IN THE PAVILION

   The exercises will be as follows: Called to order, by Grand Marshal LARUE; brief address by the President of the Day, T.B. McFARLAND; 

invocation by the Chaplain of the Day, Rev. T.H.B. ANDERSON; oration, by Governor George C. PERKINS; reading of the Declaration of the 

Independence, accompanied by a short historical address upon the causes which led to its adoption, by Hon. W.B.C. BROWN; recitation of Drake’s Ode to the American Flag, by Miss Mattie K. POWERS. Between the foregoing exercises a select chorus from the Turner Harmonie and Philharmonic Societies will sing national airs.  The First Artillery Regiment Band will play popular selections during the exercises. In connection with the literary exercises Mrs. LAMPHEAR of this city will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner," supported by Messrs. CRANDELL, PUTNAM, FREEMAN and Godwin McNEILL in the chorus. Two patriotic pieces will also be sung by the quartet, and the closing piece will be the national hymn "America," to be sun by Mrs. LAMPHEAR, supported by the band and audience.

   At noon the Light Artillery will fire a salute of 21 guns, and all the church bells will ring for ten minutes.

                    THE HORRIBLES

   At 3:30 P.M., from Agricultural Park, the procession of “Horribles” will move, and in the line will be delegations from Stockton, Folsom, 

Woodland and other points. The procession will move along Twentieth to H, down H to Tenth, along Tenth to J, down J to Front, down Front to K, up K to Tenth, tkwon Tenth to M, down M to Second and countermarch to the Pavilion, where "illiterate Drivelings" are announced to take place - an address be the Jigadier Brindle, Declaration of Indignation by Nikrajh, pome by Sim SIMPKINS, horration by the horrator, chorus by the Awful Club. Prizes will be offered by the Horribles as follows:

   First prize for group of not less than ten, $50; second prize for group of not less than ten, $30.

   First prize for group of not less than five, $35; second prize for group of not less than five, $20.

   For groups of two to five, first best $25; for group of two to five, second best, $15; for group of two to five, third best, $10.

   First prize for best sustained local character, $35; second prize for the best sustained local character, $15.

   First prize for the best political character, $25; second prize for the best political character, $15; third prize for the best political character, $7.50.

   First prize for the best sustained character, $20; second prize for the best sustained character, $10.

   Prize for best oration, $25.

   Prize for best poem, $25.

   Prize for best declamation, $25.

   At sunset the Light Artillery will fire a salute of 13 guns, and all the church bells will ring for ten minutes.

   In the evening, so soon as it is sufficiently dark, a display of fireworks will be made from Capitol Park Addition.

 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Tuesday, July 6, 1880

 

                      LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

ELK GROVE AMATEURS - Our Elk Grove correspondent says a very enjoyable entertainment was given by the Elk Grove Amateurs at Elk Grove last Friday evening. The programme though somewhat lengthy was well selected. Miss Anna McCONNELL, Mrs. Nettie EVERSON and Messrs. Ninion COONS and O.W. ERLEWINE each sang songs that elicited well-deserved applause. The chief feature of the evening was the military drama, 

“Enlisted for the War.” Mrs. Nettie EVERSON made a splendid Mrs. Trueworthy, the widowed mother. Ninion COONS played the part of the son Robert with great feeling. Miss Belle McKENNEY, as Mattie Trueworthy showed her talents to good advantage. C.B. TURRILL made a good Hosea Jenks, a corpulent auctioneer, with a strong penchant for very poor puns, at which he laughed immoderately. The part of Hiram, the son of Hosea Jenks, was taken by D.S. BASCOM, whose awkward boyishness brought down the house. Miss Laura GRAHAM made a handsome and attractive Gaylie Gifford. Frank GRAHAM, in the difficult character of Crimp (a darkey) gave proof of his strong dramatic talent. O.W. ERLEWINE, as Colonel Boxer, convulsed the house with laughter by his aversion to tobacco, especially when talking with General Grant.(W.E. EVERSON), who was provided with the omnipresent cigar. Lew LAWRENCE made a capital Wilder Rowe, the villain of the play. The familiar comedy, Nan, the Good-for-Nothing, formed a part of the programme. Miss Laura GRAHAM made an excellent Nan. The parts of the two fathers were well sustained by D.S. BASCOM and C.B. TURRILL. Lewis LAWRENCE as Charley and N. COONS as Simpson played their parts well also. After the performance dancing was in order and continued until 4 o’clock next morning.

 

                    SERIOUS ACCIDENT

Fall of the K street Balcony - A Score and More Persons Injured

   Shortly after the “Horribles” procession up K street yesterday -  about 4:30 P.M., a balcony at the southwest corner of K and Eighth streets fell, and precipitated a river of people upon it some fifteen feet to the sidewalk below and upon the cobbles of the street. The balcony  gave way from being overweighed for so aged a structure. It was old, warped and insufficient to sustain a weight which its size had naturally invite upon it, however strong it might have been originally. The section which fell was the corner from line of the east wall to the building but the line of the K-street sidewalk and 

from line of the south wall of the house to the *th street sidewalk, or a section about five and fifteen feet square. The property owned by A. COOLOT, stationer and tobaccoist, J street, between Eighth and Ninth.

   Nearly as can now be ascertained there were on the balcony some twenty-five people, adults and children, and a few others scattered along its extension westward on K street. Something attracted the attention of these people up K street, and most of them shoved up to the corner of the balcony, whereupon it suddenly gave way and precipitated the crowd to the street below. Beneath the balcony stood nearly as great a crowd as that above. Upon these people the timbers fell, and many were severely bruised. The scene at the time of the fall was heartrending. The cries of women, the screams of children, the groans of the wounded, the cries for help, the imprecation of the men, all went to make up a scene full of tragic interest, and which 

appealed to even the coldest heart. A hundred strong men instantly responded to the cry for aid, the broken timbers were speedily cleared away, and the wounded ones carried into adjacent apartments and physicians summoned. An immense crowd gathered, and the efforts of the police and several military men was necessary to keep back the people and afford room for the treatment of the sufferers. As nearly as can now be ascertained the sufferers were:

   Mrs. Job WEBB, Nineteenth and N street, severely bruised in the side and head; fell from the balcony. The little boy of Mrs. WEBB, ankle and foot badly hurt; fell from the balcony. Another and elder child of Mrs. WEBB fell from the balcony and was slightly bruised.

   Mrs. James MURRAY, Nineteenth and N streets. Precipitated from the balcony; badly bruised on the right knee and foot and in the back.

   Mrs. Annie BLAKE, an invalid, resides in the building; was thrown from the balcony into the broken mass of lumber and was badly hurt in the right side and is hurt internally badly.

   Mrs. Mollie JACKSON fell with the wreck; lives in the building; severely injured internally.

   Mrs. C.E. CLARK lives in the building; fell from the balcony; hurt in the head and back, but not seriously.

   Mrs. Cora MOWE lives in the building; was thrown with her child in arms from the balcony and both were considerably bruised.

   Ida GERRY, a child, slightly bruised by falling timber; lives at 1623 G street.

   W.W. SMITH, 1623 G street, was beneath the balcony and was badly hurt on the back by a falling beam.

   May JOHNSON, a child, living on G street, near 1623, was severely bruised.

   Mr. and Mrs. NELLIS, living on Eighth street, between K and L, were beneath the balcony. The old gentleman was cut in the hand and wrist and the old lady was bruised in the shoulder and back.

   A young man named VANDEMARK and his sister, living in the country, were beneath the balcony and were both severely bruised, but not 

seriously so.

   A.O. CAMPBELL, Eldred House, hurt by falling timbers; injury mainly in the hips; not serious.

   Wm. McKENZIE, lives at the American Eagle Hotel; crushed by a falling beam; suffering from concussion and from internal injuries.

   Seven or eight persons were slightly bruised, who left for their homes before their names could be ascertained. The balcony was along its horizontals all out of line, and few of the posts were at a perfect perpendicular. The supports were six by six inches, nine feet apart and probably strong enough if perfectly upright and on unyielding foundations, which appearances indicate may not have been the case. It seems that the inner corner sank first. It was held upon cleats resting on iron clamps set in the wall and keyed to the wall by a Y shaped iron, which pulled out. Mr. COOLOT had contemplated soon building a new balcony. The place was loaded with flower-boxes full of earth, wood, water-barrels, etc., but most of these weights were not upon the corner that fell, though some were.

 

 

Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Tuesday, July 6, 1880

 

MAN INJURED BY A BOILER EXPLOSION - Upon Saturday last two sheep-herders who had become lost and strayed upon the Higin & Tevis ranch, found a serious accident to have happened to the engineer who had charge of the pumping works upon the ranch. As they approached, they discovered him walking about with his vest turned up over his head and probably somewhat bewildered. Upon examination it was found that the boiler had exploded, his head was badly cut, and face burned and swollen, and his neck and other parts of the body were also burned from the explosion. He could not tell when the accident occurred, but as the boiler was cold, it had evidently taken place the day precious. 

A report of the case was sent to this city, and he has received medical attendance and is improving.

 

MURDEROUS ASSAULT - About 11 o'clock on Sunday evening as George MONTGOMERY, who is employed with Coroner VERMILYA, was going home, he was met at the corner of Eighth and L streets by David O'BRIEN, with whom he had previously had a dispute, and O'BRIEN attacked him without any warning and beat him severely about the head, and cut a long gash above the ear. Mr. MONTGOMERY was assisted home by two men who came along, and medical help called. He is not considered dangerously 

injured, but will be laid up for some time. O'BRIEN has been arrested for assault to murder, and the case will come before the Police Court to-day.

 

AN UPSET -Last evening an aged farmer living near Whisky Hill was driving down Tenth street with a double team when his buggy collided with a street car and was suddenly thrown over. Mr. INGERSOLL was considerably bruised, as also was his daughter and grandchild, who had been in the buggy with him. The team, fortunately, was very gentle, 

and stood perfectly still until the occupants of the buggy were pulled from beneath the calash and the vehicle was put to rights again.

 

SUDDEN DEATH - Yesterday forenoon Mrs. John SWINERTON sank dead upon the floor at her residence, in a fainting fit. She was in moderate health, but had been treated for similar attacks of fainting previously, and as her family physician is clearly convinced that her death ensued from this cause, the Coroner, after consultation with the 

family and medical adviser, concluded an inquest was unnecessary.

 

POLICE ARRESTS - Arrests were made yesterday as follows: John DOE, embezzlement, by officers CARROLL and FRAZEE; Jack DONOVAN, disturbing the peace, by officers FRAZEE and CAMPBELL; Ernest WORKMAN, vagrancy, by officer FRAZEE; David O'BRIEN, assault to murder, by officers RIDER, FERRALL, LEE and CAMPBELL.

 

HUMAN SKELETON FOUND - Yesterday Coroner VERMILYA was notified that R.F. WHITE, while prospecting on his father's ranch near Salisbury Station the day previous, discovered a human skeleton near the surface of the ground. The Coroner will go there to-day and investigate the matter.

 

Alex. W.H. MacEWEN will be pleased to see his many school-book customers at his store, 610 J street, conducted by Washburn & Redman.  A full line of school-books at exchange and introduction prices.

 

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Sacramento Bee

Saturday Evening, July 10, 1880

 

                    DEATH OF A NOTED PIONEER

Reminiscences of Early Explorations of California

 One by one the early pioneers of California are passing away. Captain George H. CARD, who came to the coast of California in 1840 as mate of a ship, died in this city at 8 o’clock yesterday morning. He was a native of Providence, R.I., and was 74 years of age. His first arrival on the coast was in a vessel that came for hides and tallow. He returned East with his ship and again returned in 1848 to remain. For some time he navigated the Sacramento river and claimed to be the first man that hoisted the American flag on that stream. He was a man of considerable intelligence and wrote a number of articles upon what came under his personal observation in early times. Of late years he was almost totally blind, and with the beauties of nature hidden from his vision, his last lingering years were spent in quiet submission to the decree of fate. He was of a remarkable cheerful and contented disposition and never repined over the misfortunes that had befallen him. In an article contributed by him to the Boston Commercial Bulletin, in December, 1868, he gave an interesting account of his exploration of the Sacramento river. He spent a week exploring the river above New Helvetia, as the settlement was called, and enjoyed mush pleasure in hunting elk, which were there about as plentiful as rabbits are now on the plains. At that time he found many beautiful articles of Indian manufacture, such as woven ornaments, baskets, feather blankets, bows and arrows, which he was forced to accept on account of him being

THE FIRST VISITOR FROM THE SEA.

  He claimed to have been the first man who made a passage up the river in a ship’s boat. He returned to Yerba Buena. In August, 1841, the ship Vincennes, the flag ship of the South Exploring Expedition, arrived at San Francisco in charge of Captain RINGOLD, and the first regular survey of the Sacramento river was commenced by him with seven boats from that ship August 30, 1841. In his article to the Commercial Bulletin, Captain CARD quoted the following extract from the Californian, the first newspaper printed in California, edited and published by Rev. Walter COLTON, chaplain of the frigate Congress, and Robert SEMPLE, who came to California as doctor in Fremont’s Exploring Expedition. The extract herewith presented was written by Colton under date of February 6, 1847: “The Sacramento valley is now fast filling up with an active and industrious population. Civilization, with its humanizing blessings, will soon make the wilderness blossom like the rose, and the day is not far distant when the lovely banks of the Sacramento will be dotted with fair cities, towns and villages, resounding with the busy hum of agriculture, commerce and manufactures. The bread bosom of its waters, which has for ages been undisturbed save by the solitary, frail, rush canoes of the Indians, will ere long be whitened by the numerous sails or darkened by the smoke of adventurous commerce. In after years, when our children are reaping the benefits of peace and prosperity in this fair region, beneath the broad folds of the Star-Spangled Banner, should some curious person ask who first displayed the glorious emblem on this majestic river, for the edification of such we would inform them that Captain W.D. PHELPS., of

THE GOOD SHIP ‘ALERT’

 Of Boston, owned by Bryant, Sturgis & Co., with a boat from that ship for the purpose of trade and discovery, was the first one to ascend the river with a keel-boat, and first to exhibit the flag of our country to the wondering savages of these solitudes.” On the 28th of October, 1842, Captain CARD was in San Diego, where he received information that war had been declared between Mexico and the United States; that Commodore JONES, with two ships, had taken Monterey and hoisted the American flag on the fort without any fighting; that General MICHELTORONA had, with a large force, left Los Angeles for San Diego to seize the American property there. The courier that carried the note to Card said that the troops would be upon him in twenty-four hours. He had then over 30,000 hides on shore, which had taken thirty months to collect and cure. He and his party spiked the guns in the fort, which had no garrison, and contained five long brass 18 and three iron 24-pounders. He picked up a barrel of copper shot that would fit the ship’s guns. The expected fight never took place. With the history of many of the early hunters and trappers he was probably more familiar than any other man in the State. It pleased him to relate thrilling adventures in bear hunting; capturing sea otters and sea elephants; incidents of long voyages at sea. When first on the coast he was seven times at San Francisco, thirteen times at Monterey, three times at Santa Cruz, seventeen times at Santa Barbara, and equal number of times at San Pedro, and in visits along the shore, the anchor of his ship was hove 131 times. Captain Card doubtless carries with him to the grave many secrets of early pioneer life that no man but himself could have revealed. -[Stockton Independent, July 8

 
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The Daily Record-Union
Sacramento, Cal.
Thursday, July 15, 1880

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

POLICE COURT - In the Police court yesterday A. BEMINCRER was tried and found guilty of disturbing the peace, and will receive sentence to-day. Mrs. R. MAZEAUX and Miss Maggie SANZE were tried upon same charge and discharged. John DOUGH, for embezzlement, was discharged. Lizzie DWYER, for disturbing the peace, was found guilty and fined $5. The case of Wallace McPHERSON was continued till Saturday. The cases of Ah Sam and Ah Toy, for stealing lumber, were continued till same time. L. TOMLIN, for being common drunk, was given twenty five days in the County Jail to enable him to get sober. E. BAROVA and John BLANCICH, for disturbing the peace, were discharged on payment of costs. Robert McMAHON, for same offense, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced to-day. M. ZOCH, for same, was discharged, and James McLAUGHLIN, being a vagrant, was sent to the County Jail for ninety days.

COLORED HONESTY - Some months ago a colored man by the name of J.C. JACKSON was fined in the Police Court in this city the sum of $20 for battery upon another man of his color. After judgment it was represented to the Court that if the defendant was allowed to go out and earn the money, he would pay the fine. The Court, trusting to the defendantís honesty, allowed him to go. It appears that the trust was not misplaced, for yesterday a package of coin - $20 - was received, which the defendant sent from Jacinto to meet his liability. This is a rare instance of integrity for the class that have dealings in the Police court. It is safe to say, however, that the Court will not make a steady practice of trusting generally to the integrity of its judgment debtors.

BRIEF NOTES
Captain James B. EADE, the wide known civil engineer, yesterday passed Omaha for this State, where he comes as Consulting Engineer in relation to the Sacramento river improvement.
There are messages at the Western Union Telegraph office for Louisa SOARES, W.S. WOOD, Mrs. Newell KANE, Hon. C.P. BERRY and Raymond CARLISLE.
The river fell six inches again yesterday, and last evening stood at 17 feet and 6 inches - one foot in the past forty-eight hours.
Senator BOOTH passed Omaha yesterday, to arrive July 18th.


THIRD WARD HANCOCK AND ENGLISH CLUB - A full attendance convened at 8:30 P.M., President R.O. CRAVENS in the chair. A number o f names were added to the roll and the report of the committee on proposals for Vice-President received, which was adopted with an amendment that the number be increased from ten to fifteen, as follows: John DONAHUE, Jacob GREISEL, Peter McGRAW, James McGRATH, J.A. LAUFKOTTER, J. MILLER, P.H. RUSSELL, A.S. WOODS, M. MEYHER, C.W.CLARK, John A. SHEEHAN, M. McKENNA, J.G. GLANCY, John FITZSIMONS and Wm. R. DALEY.  John T. CAREY, H.M. LARUE, G.W. NICHOLS, Joe. HAHN and John LONGABAUGH were appointed Executive Committee. Eli MAYO was elected Sergeant-at-Arms, and C. WOLLEB, as Assistant Secretary. The report of the committee on the selection of a hall was received, and by motion adopted, which designates the hall in the Ready building on J street, between Tenth and Eleventh, as the permanent place of meeting. Major VENABLE was called, who made a careful review of the Democratic party from its insipiency to the present day. He was graphic, and his remarks elicited much applause. He suggested that a committee on invitation for speakers be appointed, which was adopted, and W.R. DALEY, Add. C. HINKSON and S.D. ARMSTRONG were appointed. Add. C. HINKSON also added some very appropriate remarks. A vote of thanks was tendered the proprietor of the American Eagle Hotel for courtesy, etc.

FUNERAL OF MRS. JELLY - The funeral of Mrs. JELLY took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence on Second street and was very largely attended. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. DWINELL, and were opened by a chant sung by a quartet. Dr. DWINELL then read from scriptures, Psalm x* 3 15, Psalm xciv, 12 15; Lamentations, iii, 22 33; John, Xiv, 1 1 27; first Corinthians, xv, 51 58 and Second Corinthians, v, 1 10. Prayer was offered, and the services closed by the quartet singing ìThy Will be Done.î The pall-bearers were Sparrow SMITH, C.H. CUMMINGS, W.D. STALKER, O.P. GOUILLINE, E. WADSWORTH and S.E. CARRINGTON. The floral decorations were extensive and appropriate, designs, wrought from choicest flowers.

TOTAL DEPRAVITY - Yesterday afternoon an individual by the name of R. COX, while intoxicated, presented such a case of ìtotal depravityî on Fourth street, by profanity and obscenity, that he was driven from one place to another by owners of establishments where he kept stopping, and finally he came so abusive that he was arrested by officers FERRAL and RIDER and taken to police jail. On the way he fought the officers, and gave forth most disgraceful vulgarity and epithets at everybody he met or saw, which seemed to be a manifestation of his highest development. The Court will sit upon him to-day, and it ought to.

POLICE ARRESTS - Arrests were made yesterday as follows: Eli MAYO, violating health ordinance, by officer RIDER; M. ZACK, disturbing the peace, by officers FERRAL and RIDER; F. COX, a drunk, by officers FERRAL and RIDER; Maggie STANLEY, disturbing the peace, by specials OSWALD and STEINARD; Edward STEWART, disturbing the peace, by officers RIDER and FERRAL.

PERSONAL - Rev. L. Delos MANSFIELD, of Benicia, was in the city yesterday. J.W. WILSON and wife have gone to Harbinís Springs. District Attorney C.W. TAYLOR, of Shasta, was in the city yesterday. E.H. MILLER, Jr., of San Francisco, is at the Arcade; also Grand Commander C.M. KINNE, of the Grand Army of the Republic.

 

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Sacramento, Cal.

Friday, July 16, 1880

 

                    LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

                    The Diseased Meat Case

   This case came on for trial in the Police Court, yesterday, and after briefly disposing of a few minor cases, occupied the entire day.  The presentation was conducted by City Attorney W.A. ANDERSON and W.R. CANTWELL. The defendant was represented by Grove L. JOHNSON.

   William MEISTER testified in substance that he had been working for Conrad SCHEPP in the month of May; that he and SCHEPP went out to Elisha Daly's ranch and purchased two yearlings; that DALY had a cow with a large lump on her neck, and very poor; that SCHEPP bought the cow and two yearlings for $20, saying that the cow could be skinned and the meat thrown to the hogs; they were driven home to Showler’s slaughter-house (going out of the usual way so to do), where they were left. About one week after, witness and SCHEPP on a Saturday were about to go out to purchase some cattle. Prior to going SCHEPP gave orders to Eugene WATSON to kill and dress the cow and bring it in for the market on Monday. The meat was brought in and cut up, and was of a

                    DULL YELLOW COLOR.

   Part of the meat was sent to the Railroad Hospital, some to the William Tell House, and some to other customers. The meat was unfit for use. It was also shown that witness had some prior difficulty with SCHEPP, and had made threats to ruin him and break him up. He told FROBES and others the meat was good, because SCHEPP asked him to do 

so; that was while he worked for him.

   Eugene WATSON testified: That he was working for SCHEPP at the time the deceased cow was brought in; that one Saturday night about the middle of May last, SCHEPP ordered him to go out and kill the cow, dress it and bring the meat to the market. That he killed the cow, and when he cut the head off, there was little blood, and a large quantity 

of matter issued from the lump on the neck. The meat was yellow, and unfit for use. SCHAUMLOFFEL and SHOWLER were present and saw the cow.  The meat was cut up in the shop on Twelfth and D streets, and part sold to the Railroad Hospital and part to the William Tell House, some to other customers. SCHEPP threatened to shoot me if I ever told any one about the cow. I quit work for SCHEPP on June 16, 1880, and am now working for SCHAUMLOFFEL.

   Henry SCHAUMLOFFEL testified: That he was a partner of SCHEPP; SCHEPP wanted to be partner, and they entered into an agreement for that purpose; that he was at the slaughter-house when the cow was killed; that the neck was full of matter and the meat was bad; that he told Eugene WATSON that the meat was not good; saw the

                    MEAT SOLD ON THE BLOCK.

   And sent to the Railroad Hospital and William Tell House. I got out of the business with SCHEPP May 31st and opened a business myself. I never told FORBES nor any other person the meat was good.

   Henry SHOWLER testified: That he saw the cow after she was killed; saw that there was something wrong; saw matter on the head and neck after it was cut off; the meat did not look good; he did not notice it further, as he was busy.

   John STOHR testified: Saw the meat at the shop; it was not good; did not see the cow killed; saw her after she was killed; she had a big lump on her neck.

    This was the substance of the testimony for the prosecution.

   The defense offered as witnesses Frank SMITH, Chris. SMITH, Dr. FORBES and Peter NUMAN, to show that MEISTER and SCHAUMLOFFEL had threatened to break up the defendant and ruin him in his business before the complaint was filed.

   Elisha DALY testified that he sold the cow and two yearlings to SCHEPP; that he sold the yearlings for $8 each, and the cow for $5; that the cow had a swelling on her neck which had been there five years and was caused by barley beards; that he had

                    USE THE MILD

   From her, and had killed and used her last year’s calf; that he did not think the meat bad and thought he could eat it himself, but would not like to swear that he would sell it to others for that purpose.

   Mrs. DALY gave similar testimony.

   E. SARGENT testified that SCHEPP bought cattle from him May 16, 1880.

  Conrad SCHEPP testified that he was not at home when the cow was killed; that he was at Sargent’s, on the Stockton road; that he bought the cow and yearlings from DALY for the purpose of butchering them for the market; that DALY asked $10 each for the yearlings and $10 for the cow; that he bought the yearlings for $8 and the cow for $5; that DALY said she was all right; saw a lump on her neck; never told WATSON or MEISTER to kill and dress the cow for market; that it was a conspiracy to ruin him by the witnesses; he did not return home until after the meat was all sold; would not have ordered the cow killed had he known it; all the witnesses have threatened to ruin him.

   Here the testimony was closed, and the case was argued by ANDERSON for prosecution and JOHNSON for defendant, at the conclusion of which the defendant was found guilty.

   After the verdict in the above case, warrants were immediately sworn out against H. SCHAUMLOFFEL (partner of SCHEPP), E. WATSON and William MEISTER, employes, charging them with selling diseased meat, knowing the same to be diseased and unfit for use as food. This is the sequel to the case of SCHEPP, who, it seems, has concluded that inasmuch as he has been compelled to suffer the penalty, the others implicated should receive the result of their connection in the transaction, and have like treatment. All of the defendants were immediately arrested by officers SMITH and FREDERICKS, and gave bonds for their appearance to-day.

 

PERSONAL - Sparrow SMITH and wife left yesterday afternoon on the Eastern overland for a week’s vacation  in the mountains. Con BIRDSALL and wife started yesterday for a sojourn at Bartlett Springs. Senator W.H. BROWN was in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. C.W. CLARK have returned from Bartlett Springs. Mrs. HAHN has returned from Napa.  Peter BYRDING and wife are back from Harbin Springs. James McCLATCHY and wife have gone to Monterey; Mr. McCLATCHY is quite ill. Frank W. GROSS, Clerk of the Supreme Court, was in the city yesterday. C.H. FAIRCHILD has gone upon a hunting and fishing trip to Shasta county.  Ben WELCH has gone to Ogden. Mrs. Wm. HADWICK and daughter and Mrs. O.H. WING started for Santa Cruz yesterday. Chas. C. BONTE and W.R. FREEMAN left for Arizona yesterday, where they have mining interests. Judge C.N. FOX, wife and daughter, accompanied by Mrs. Thos. GUINLAN and daughter, of this city, left for Truckee and Tahoe yesterday afternoon. James I. FELTER, wife and daughter have returned from the Bay. J.W. MACKEY passed through to San Francisco yesterday. Wm. HIGGINS, James GANNON and Edward MORRIS returned from shooting yesterday. C.H. CUMMINGS and wife go to Monterey this morning.

 

FREE RIDING - A short time since R.P. SCOTT, who had been an inmate of the Napa Asylum, passed through here under charge of an officer from Tehama county, where, having recovered from insanity, he was to answer to the criminal charge of incest. Shortly after he was taken through here for San Quentin to serve a term of ten years for the above crime.  Yesterday Sheriff FOSTER of Tehama went down to the Bay to take SCOTT again to Tehama for another trial of his case, which is granted upon the ground that he is still insane. He will probably pass through north to-day, and return to Napa about two days later. So much exercise at free riding, with change of air and scenery, ought to cure any malady and remove all the possibility of insanity.

 

INCENDIARISM AT FOLSOM - About 10 o'clock on the night of the 14th inst a bold attempt was made to burn the round-house, at Folsom, of the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad Company. Fortunately the fire was discovered in time to prevent the destruction of the buildings. A candle-box full of waste, thoroughly saturated with kerosene, was 

found in the building, in a blaze, by railroad men who were returning from a visit to the scene of the fire which destroyed Chinatown in the afternoon of the same day. Through the exertions of Joseph KINNEY, the company’s agent at this place, the fire was quickly extinguished and no damage was done.

 

 

                    BRIEF NOTES

   The western line of foundation piers for the new freight depot have been finished, from the north end of where the building is to stand to the south side of J street, and yesterday the piers for the eastern side were being laid.

   Partied engaged in swimming in the river at the foot of L street, or elsewhere along the river front against the city, as done recently, lay themselves liable to arrest, and will be arrested if continued.

   The Centennial Band serenaded J.A. BURKE and family last evening at their residence in Sutterville, and were hospitably entertained by the surprised recipients of the musical treat.

   The new river steamer Modoc will arrive this morning at 5 o’clock from San Francisco. It is intended to give an opportunity next Sunday afternoon for a public inspection of the new boat.

   Fireman Wm. GODDARD, driver of hose cart No. 2, who was seriously burned at the fire on the 2d instant, has nearly recovered, and will soon be upon duty again.

   Evidence of early housekeeping at the Folsom Branch Prison was manifested yesterday in a large order of iron bedsteads for the cells forwarded from this city.

   There is to be a Fourth Ward Republican rally this evening at Byrne’s Hall, on O street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth.

   A grand ball is to be given at Menke’s hop ranch, near Routier’s station, on the 22d instant. Music by CHURCH, JONES & BEEBE.

   The Bric-a-brac Club holds its regular meeting this evening at Dr. TYRRELL's, on N street, between Sixth and  Seventh streets.

   Mrs. John C. ROY, of this city, was among the passengers who left Omaha yesterday, to arrive here July 19th.

   The swimming bath will be closed form this morning for two or three days, as announced by card.

   Delia GALLAGHER, a prisoner at the jail, had a fit in the jail yard yesterday.

   The river had fallen to 17 feet 3 inches last night.

 

REAL ESTATE SALES - D.J. SIMMONS will sell at auction this morning at 11 o'clock, on the premises, the house and lot of the late Rev. Mr. GREGORY, on H street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth. The lot is 10 by 160 feet, and has a barn. D.J. SIMMONS will also sell a good residence and some fine building lots on Thursday, July 22, 1880, being the residence and grounds of N.J. TOLL, on M, between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets.

 

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Sacramento, Cal.

Monday, July 19, 1880

 

MYSTERIOUS SHOOTING - Walter COOKSLEY an employe of the firm of SALSBURY & Sons, while sleeping in a room near the office of their wood yard on H, between Sixth and Seventh streets, was shot on Friday night by his own piston in a very mysterious manner. Another gentleman sleeping in the office heard the report of a pistol in the direction of the place where COOKSLEY was sleeping, and called to him, waking him up to know what the shooting meant. COOKSLEY, irritated at being woke up, answered that he did not know anything about it, but feeling a stinging sensation in his arm, lit his lamp, and found that he had been shot through the muscle of the arm above the elbow, and upon examination ascertained that it was from his own pistol, which he kept under his pillow. The mystery as to the manner in which the pistol discharged itself with no one in the room but himself, and he so deeply wrapped in the arms of Morpheus as not to hear the report, is a subject of profound study to COOKSLEY, and more inexplicable than the fifteen puzzle.

 

NATURAL SYMPATHY - On Saturday H.H. NOONAN, who had just got out of the chain-gang, and was circulating a paper to raise money to redeem DOWD from the balance of his term, and had collected a portion of it, between times was being watched by the police for trying to rope in “Hoosiers,” was arrested by officer JACKSON, upon vagrancy and general principles, and is now occupying the same cell formerly presided over by Jack DOWD at the city jail, and will soon follow him again to the chain-gang. One of the subscribers to Jack’s release is only saved from arrest and conviction for vagrancy by getting an occasional sub-job in the Fire Department, and many of the others who placed their names on this “roll of honor,” are of very similar ilk, and still others must have been out of profitable employment when they affixed their sign-manual.

 

POLICE ARRESTS - The following arrests were made by the police Saturday and yesterday: J. MURPHY, disturbing the peace, by officer JACKSON; Wm. CHASE, safe keeping, by officer JACKSON; Lucine TAURE, disturbing the peace, by officers JACKSON and RIDER; T.C. McMAHON, disturbing the peace, by officers BARRON and CAFFERTY; Charles VIRGIN, drunk, by officer JACKSON; Jerry CRAVER, exposure of person, by J.C. MEDLEY and Fred. KARCHER; Ah. COME, petty larceny, by officers FERRAL and RIDER; Michael HEATH, drunk, by officers FERRAL and RIDER; No. 7 (too drunk to know his name), by officers WOOD and CAMPBELL; Lizzie  WILCOX, common drunkard, by officer WOODS; Tom CROW (Italian), drunk, by Deputy Sheriff BRISSELL; Frank CAFFETY, drunk, by Deputy Sheriff KNOX.

 

SUDEN DEATH - On Saturday afternoon John SCHERMER, a rancher residing near Elk Grove, came to the city with his team. While sitting in the waiting-room of Dr. SIMMONS' office, where he had gone for medical advice, he sank to the floor from his chair and almost immediately expired from heart disease. The Coroner was notified of the death and held an inquest, at which the facts found were as above stated. The remains were taken to Elk Grove  Saturday night.

 

                    HOMIDICE

Dr. H.A. Summers Of Walnut Grove Shot Dead By B. Beckley

Beckley Gives Himself Up after the Shooting - Statements as to the cause - Testimony Taken at the Coroner’s Inquest.

 

   On last Saturday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, shortly after the arrival of the stage at Walnut Grove, which was driven by Benson BECKLEY, from Sacramento, a shooting affray took place, in which said BECKLEY shot and killed Dr. H.A. SUMMERS of that place. They met prior to the occurrence and went into Brown's Hotel and drank together, having a friendly social chat as they did so. After drinking they walked together toward the door, when the Doctor said to Mr. BECKLEY, "Ben, let's go over to the wharf and have a little talk about that matter." They then walked across the street together, when the shooting soon after occurred, as detailed in the testimony given below, taken at the Coroner's Inquest. There are different statements as to the cause which led to the shooting. The one generally given is that the Doctor had made improper advances to Mrs. BECKLEY, and a discussion of the charge was in progress between them when the Doctor denied the truth of the allegation, and made some derogatory statement in reference to Mrs. B, whereupon BECKLEY demanded its retraction, and the Doctor refusing, the shooting took place. As soon as the Doctor was dead Mr. BECKLEY surrendered himself to a man by the name of Wm. BUTERICK, to whom he remarked that he thought he was justified in doing what he had done. BUTERICK delivered him to Constable HENSLEY, and they went together to Justice KNOTT at Isleton, who did not deem an examination by himself necessary, as the Sheriff had been telegraphed for. They then returned to Walnut Grove, reaching there about the same time Sheriff HEILBRON, Deputy Sheriff BAKER and District Attorney BUCKLEY arrived. The Sheriff and Deputy then brought  Mr. BECKLEY to the city and placed him in the jail, and District Attorney BUCKLEY remained to the inquest. Coroner VERMILYA went down yesterday morning and held an inquest, and brought the remains to this city, where they will be interred.

   Dr. M.F. CLAYTON held a post mortem examination, assisted by Drs. RANDALL and ODELL. He found that the ball had taken effect about opposite the outer third of the collar-bone, or clavicle, and about three-quarters of an inch below the clacicle; ranged inward and downward; it cut the first rib, and as it passed out, cut the second  rib near the spinal column and lodged in the muscles near the upper angle of the left shoulder-blade. In its course it cut the subclavian artery and went through the apex of the left lung. He also found the left pelural cavity was filled with blood. The following is the testimony taken before the Coroner yesterday at the inquest:

                    CHARLES E. PALMER

   Staten Island, was acquainted with deceased. On the afternoon of July 17, 1880, about 5 o'clock, I was in the hotel kept by Mr. BROWN at Walnut Grove. I heard  loud talk and looked across the river, and next thing I heard was the report of a pistol. I looked over and saw Dr. SIMMONS and Mr. BECKLEY, and I say the doctor place his right hand on his left breast and exclaim immediately after the first shot, "My God, I am shot." I rushed over to the wharf, and, as I was crossing the road, I heard another pistol shot. I hallooed to Mr. BECKLEY to stop shooting. Before I got upon the wharf he snapped his pistol again, and it missed fire. Then, after the first shot was fired, deceased was standing to the south of Mr. BECKLEY, who was facing deceased and standing four or five feet from him. To the east of the parties were some bales of hay. Deceased ran around to the east of the hay bales followed by Mr. BECKLEY. deceased stooped down behind the bales of hay and cried "Murder," several times. While deceased was stooping behind the hay Mr. BECKLEY reached his pistol over the bale of hay and shot at deceased, but the pistol missed fire. By this time Mr. BECKLEY got around the bale of hay near deceased, and deceased partially arose and caught hold of the pistol. I was standing in the road about fifteen feet from the parties. As deceased caught hold of the pistol I jumped upon the wharf and caught hold of the pistol. Both parties also held the pistol. Mr. BROWN, I think, by this time also caught hold of the pistol. During the struggle for the pistol I pulled the chamber from the pistol and one cartridge dropped from the chamber upon the wharf. I heard it drop. Mr. BROWN wrenched the pistol from the contending parties. This pistol looks like the pistol used by Mr. BECKLEY. I can identify this as the chamber taken from the pistol. Mr. BECKLEY walked away with Mr. BUTRICK. About the time the pistol was taken from the parties deceased leaned against the bale of hay and exclaimed, "My God! I am a dead man. Give me a pillow." A pillow was given to him and he laid down on his right side at the place where the Coroner found him. He laid down before he got the pillow, and when he got the pillow he laid more on his back. I did not see deceased draw any weapon or make any hostile demonstrations. Did not know of any quarrel having been had by deceased and Mr. BECKLEY previous to the shooting. As Mr. BECKLEY walked away he said, "You may call me a liar as much as you  are a mind to, but no man can call my wife a liar.  I'll shoot any man who calls my wife a liar." Prior to the shooting I did not notice any altercation between deceased  and Mr. BECKLEY. Mr. BECKLEY appeared excited after  the shooting. Mr. BECKLEY surrendered himself voluntarily. He told me he thought he was justified in doing what he had done and was willing to give himself up, and was then waiting for a team to take him to Sacramento. Just after the first shot was fired deceased was retreating in an easterly direction on the wharf, followed by Mr. BECKLEY, who fired a shot at deceased. Deceased continued to retreat until he reached a bale of hay, behind which he crouched.

                    ALEXANDER BROWN

   I keep a hotel at Walnut Grove, in this county. Was acquainted with deceased. About twenty minutes of 5 o'clock on the afternoon of July 17, 1880, deceased and Mr. BCKLEY came into my hotel, walked up to the counter, and deceased said to Mr. BECKLEY, "Ben, what will you?" Mr. BECKLEY said he would have a glass of beer, and deceased said he would have the same. They drank the beer and left the hotel together. As they were leaving the door deceased said to Mr. BECKLEY, "Ben, come over on the wharf and we’ll have a little talk." In about ten minutes I heard some talk on the wharf. I looked over, and heard deceased say, "It's false." At the same time deceased uttered a scream, and I saw Mr. BECKLEY raise the pistol and fire a shot as the deceased turned to run. Deceased immediately placed his left hand upon his right breast or shoulder and screamed "Murder!" ran around some bales of hay, first in a southerly and then in a easterly direction, followed by Mr. BECKLEY. as I ran across the road I halloed to Mr. BECKLEY for God's sake not to shoot. He continued to follow deceased. I got upon the wharf before the second shot was fired. I undertook to close in on him to get the pistol, but he handled it so recklessly that I was afraid to get near him. By this time they had made one circuit of the hay bales. Deceased was at this time at the southwest corner of the hay bales, and Mr. BECKLEY was about five or six feet from him, and fired a shot at deceased. I think he fired over the top of a bale of hay. He fired in a southerly direction. Both parties were running. Deceased  ran around to the easterly corner of the hay bales, and crouched behind a bale of hay. Mr. BECKLEY came up to him. Deceased kept dodging from one side to the other, and Mr. BECKLEY kept pointing the pistol at him. He snapped the pistol at deceased but it missed fire. As Mr. BECKLEY was attempting to cock the pistol deceased reached up and caught hold of the pistol. In the struggle for the pistol I caught hold of the pistol, as did also Mr. PALMER; the spring of the pistol opened and the chamber dropped out, and Mr. PALMER got it and remarked that "it's all right, Doctor, I have got the chamber," at the same time letting go of the pistol. I said to Mr. BECKLEY, "Ben, let go of the pistol." He said, "You have the Doctor let go first; I won't shoot any more." I said, "He has let go," and both Mr. BECKLEY and deceased let go at the same time, as near as I remember. I started to put the pistol away and get some water. Deceased laid upon the wharf, resting his head upon his right elbow and hand. The pistol here exhibited by the District Attorney and Coroner is the pistol with which the shooting was done. I think both Mr. BECKLEY and deceased were sober.  Don't know what they wanted to talk about. They appeared at my hotel to be friendly. After the shooting Mr. BECKLEY said "You d___ ___ ___  ___, you can all me a liar; but don't you call my wife a liar!" About four minutes after the second shot, deceased died. While running around the hay the deceased continued to exclaim "Murder!" and Mr.  BECKLEY exclaimed two or three times, "You d___ ___ ___ ___. you can call me a liar; but don’t you call my wife a liar!"

                    JAMES E. TOWN

Grand Island, sworn; By occupation a butcher. Knew deceased in his lifetime. July 17th, about 5 P.M. was sitting in Mr. Brown's hotel. Heard a pistol or gunshot. Directly I heard some one say, "Beckley, don't shoot." Heard another pistol or gunshot. Got up and looked out of the window, through the screen. Saw deceased crouching down on the southeast of the most easterly bale of hay on the wharf. I saw Mr. BECKLEY holding a pistol with both hands, with the barrel pointing upward, and he then pointed it around the corner of the bale of hay at the deceased, who screamed "Murder." I started to go out of the hotel door. I could not see any of the difficulty from the time I started until I got to the door, and while going I thought I heard a noise like a pistol or gunshot. When I got out of the door I saw deceased and Mr. BECKLEY and two or three others in a scuffle. I walked down the street. I saw blood on the left shoulder of deceased. Two or three hours after the death of deceased I felt on the outside of his pockets for a pistol, but found none. I found a cartridge lying on the wharf where the scuffle had taken place. I picked it up and laid it down again. I went home and came back this morning, and picked up in the same place what I think is the same cartridge. I gave it to Dr. CLAYTON.

                    FREDERICK WICHERS,

Walnut Grove; My occupation is that of a butcher. On July 17th, near 5 o'clock P.M., I was in my house about 50 yards to a northeast direction from the wharf at Walnut Grove. I heard a report of a gunshot. I went out to see from whence it came. Saw deceased running around some bales of hay, followed by B.D. BECKLEY. Heard deceased halloo "Murder!" and "Don't shoot!" Saw deceased crouch down behind two bales of hay, and Mr. BECKLEY reached over the hay and fired a shot at deceased. I was six feet away. Deceased continued to halloo "Murder!" and "Don't shoot!" Mr. BECKLEY followed around the bale of hay, and put his pistol against deceased's breast, but the pistol failed to explode. At the same time deceased reached out his arms and put them around Mr. BECKLEY's neck, and then he sank backward, but retained a hold of Mr. BECKLEY's arm which held the pistol, and pulled Mr. BECKLEY over him in a stooping position. By that time myself, Mr. BROWN and Mr. PALMER got on to the wharf, and Mr. BROWN and Mr. PALMER got possession of the pistol. Deceased remarked that he was killed, and dying. He was lying on his right side. Saw a great deal of blood on the left shoulder of deceased. Saw no weapons with deceased. Heard only two reports. About 15 or 20 minutes before the shooting I saw Mr. BECKLEY, and I think he was sober then, and also at the time of shooting. I thought he was very much excited at the time of the shooting. When I first saw him he was not, in my opinion, excited.  T. SHARP, Wm. BUTERICK, G. LYONS and O.S. TERRELL were subpoenaed as witnesses, but did not attend.

                    VERDICT

   Walnut Grove, Sacramento county, July 18, 1880 - At an inquest held on the body of a man dying from the effects of a gun or pistol shot wound at the above-named place, July 17, 1880, we, the Coroner’s jury, duly summoned by the Coroner to inquire into the cause of said man's death, do find said man's name to be Henry A. SUMMERS, a native of 

Canada, aged 42 years, and that the cause of death of the said Henry A. SUMMERS was from a gun or pistol-shot wound, causing hemorrhage into the cavity of the thorax from the divided subclavian artery, said gun or pistol shot having been fired by the hands of one B.D. BECKLEY.

   D.B. MILLER, Robert BROWN, Wm. HOLTUM, H.C. ARMSTRONG, James D. RHOADES, E. KEEFE, A. MEAD, A. WALKER, M. MADGE, John HASKELL, J. WISE, G.A. KNOTT.

                    DR. H.A. SUMMERS

Was about 5 feet 11 inches in hight, sandy complexion, light hair and mustache, weight about 210 pounds. He is said to have possessed an irascible disposition, often abusing his friends upon the slight pretexts, saying things for which he felt bound to apologize shortly after. He was a Canadian by birth, and graduated in 1864 from the Philadelphia Medical College, and commenced the practice of his profession in Michigan. Twelve years ago he came to San Francisco, and remained there engaged in his profession  ten years. Two years ago he came to this city and opened an office on the west side of Eighth street, just south of I. Afterwards he removed to the corner of J and Fifth streets. About nine months ago he left this city and opened an office in Rocklin, in Placer county. Last December he removed to Walnut Grove, and remained there until the time of his death. He leaves a wife and two children, who are now at the residence of Dr. M.F. CLAYTON in this city.

 

POLICE COURT - In the Police Court on Saturday William GRIMES, a drunk, was fined $12.50; O.M. ADAMS pleaded guilty to battery of Superintendent F.L. LANDES at the latter’s office on Thursday last, and was fined $10 and costs; Wallace MacPHERSON, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, was held to answer to the Grand Jury, with bail fixed at $500; John WALL, alias “Happy Jack,” was tried on a charge of being a common drunk, and discharged; Frank MARTIN and Eddie JOHNSON were adjudged guilty of disturbing the peace; Barney McSORLEY was fined $5 for having been drunk; Eli MAYO was fined $12.50 for violating the health ordinance; Conrad SCHEPP, previously convicted of selling diseased meat, was granted a continuance of judgment till the 24th, as was also Robert McCLURE for embezzlement, and George D. ALLMOND for misdemeanor. The petit larceny cases of Ah Toy and Ah Sam went over till the 12th; Annie MARKS and Delia GALLAGHER were tried for petit larceny and found not guilty.

 

DEN RAIDED - Last evening a man who had got too much beer went into Martin RYAN's dive, on K, between Front and Second streets, where he fell asleep in a chair. While in this position he was robbed of a fine heavy silver watch and chain. He at once reported it to Chief KARCHER, who detailed officers JACKSON, FERRAL, RIDER and CAMPBELL to go to the place of the robbery and arrest the proprietor and every person found in the establishment. They proceeded to obey orders, and, after a severe rough-and-tumble experience, took eight with them to the station-house and locked them up for the night. Among the number taken in was the proprietor and three prisoners just discharged from the County Jail and chain-gang.

 

FAMILY DIFFICULTY - Last Tuesday or Wednesday a house at the corner of Twelfth and D streets was reported to police headquarters to have been robbed. Officer FREDERICKS arrested a boy upon suspicion, and the Chief of Police telegraphed to San Francisco for another who he suspected. Yesterday the lad from San Francisco returned and gave himself up, with the missing property. It now seems to be a family difficulty between a stepmother and stepchildren, and will probably be settled.

 

PROSTRATION FROM HEAT - On Saturday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, a carpenter by the name of Allis BALLINE, employed at the Pioneer mills, was overcome with heat, which was so serious as to be at first thought to be fatal, but he was greatly improved yesterday, and last evening said to be out of danger.

 

                    BRIEF NOTES

   Deputy Sheriff WELLS of Solano county passed through  the city yesterday, en route to Fairfield, with Manuel Joaquin LOPEZ, who was arrested upon a charge of grand larceny for stealing from a train an overcoat and valise belonging to a man named WATERHOUSE.

   Considerable difficulty is being experienced by grain growers to obtain men for gathering and thrashing the matured crop, and yet there are not a few applying from house to house for something to eat, and who claim they cannot get work.

   The sporting Celestials have organized boating club, and put three boats upon the portion of China slough west of the Third street cut off, where they enjoy gilt-edge regatta, manifesting much adeptness with the oar.

   Daniel DENNISON, while training a horse upon the track at Agricultural Park, was thrown from the sulky and had a shoulder dislocated.

   Two carloads of immigrants arrived yesterday from the East, and two will arrive at 3 P.M. to-day.

   Major-General McDOWELL passed Omaha yesterday, to arrive July 22d.

 

PERSONALS - J.W. MACKEY passed through on the train yesterday. Madam Adelaide NEILSON and her agent were among the passengers on Yesterday’s overland eastward.

 

INSANE EN ROUTE - Sheriff KYLE of Eureka, Nevada, passed through the city on Saturday with Joseph CORE, insane, en route for Stockton asylum.

 

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Daily Bee

Sacramento, Saturday Evening, August 21, 1880

 

POLICE COURT - In this Court to-day the following business was transacted up to the hour of noon recess: Dolly GRAHAM was adjudged guilty of disturbing the revival meeting at Fifteenth and H streets, and A. McMILLION, David HERMS, Thomas McENTIRE, Frank JOHNSON and John McINERNEY, similarly charged, were acquitted; three Chinamen named Ah SIN, Luck TIE and Hong SING, accused of violating the health ordinance, were discharged on payment of costs; Patrick QUINN, accused of disturbing the peace, was discharged, and Mrs. QUINN and James BRAY, who had thrown Patrick out of his own house and beaten him because he objected to Bray’s intimacy with his wife, were fined $42.50 each; Thomas LEWIS, a drunk, was fined $12.50; John BAUER’s case of assault to murder was continued till the 26th, as was the case of Mrs. Bauer and J.R. McCUNE, charged with adultery, as mentioned at length elsewhere. A recess was then taken till 1 p.m.

 

  Patents for the following townsites have been received at the United Stated Land Office in Sacramento: No. 2,100 townsite of West Point, Calaveras county; No. 2,152 townsite of Goodyear’s Bar, Sierra county; No. 2,162 townsite of Sheep Ranch, Calaveras county.

 

  NICHOL’S INFALLIBLE INJECTION - Guaranteed to cure promptly and permanently every case of Gonorrhea, Gleet and Whites, no matter how long standing, if directions are followed, and without the use of internal medicine, which is so often injurious and nearly always noxious. Directions in German, French, Spanish and English. It never fails if directions are followed. A syringe accompanied each bottle. Sold by all druggists.

 

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Sacramento Bee

Wednesday Evening, January 5, 1881

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

  Lucius D ADAMS, the insane man heretofore referred to, was yesterday sent to the Napa asylum.

  The sun came out about noon to-day, and this afternoon was as warm and pleasant as an April day.

  If you don’t pay your poll taxes before next Monday, the amount charged to you will be four dollars.

  The density of the fog prevented the arrival of the steamer Apache, from the Bay, until a late hour yesterday.

  The Governor has appointed J.M. MONSARRAT a Commissioner of Deeds for California, to reside at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands.

  Every other man one meets declares that the fog is “thick enough these morning to be out with a hoe,” and they are about right.

  There are scores of up-town folks who would like to know what the street car time table is and when the cars stop running at night.

  The following have been appointed as Notaries Public; George B. OTIS, for Selma, Fresno county, and J.H .JAMESON, for Kerseyville, Lake county.

  H.M. BERNARD, of this city, has filed with the Secretary of State his claim to a trade-mark for wagons, carriages, etc., consisting of a silver plate bearing his name and address.

  Rev. H.H. RICE led the services at the Union meeting yesterday, which was largely attended. The meeting this afternoon is being conducted by Dr. BENTLEY. The topic for to-day is “Prayer for the Church of Christ, its unity and purity, its ministry, and for revivals of religion.”

 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday June 5, 1882

 

 

   SCHOOL ELECTION - On the 3d instant an election was held at the Riverside-road school-house to fill the office of School Trustees for a term of three years, which resulted in the unanimous re-election of Judge L.M. LINCOLN. This is but a just tribute to the efficient services of Judge Lincoln in educational matters. The intelligent and prosperous people of Sutter District seem to favor the retention of good men to public office - the present incumbents, L.M. LINCOLN, F.H. STACK and E. DOLE, having held the honorable position of public school Trustees for several years.

 

   LIVELY ELECTION - On Saturday last in the neighboring town of Washington there was a lively contest over the election of School Trustee. Every voter in the district went to the polls and deposited his ballot. There were three prominent candidates - Messrs. J. HILTON, J. STRADER and T. GORMLEY. Each was confident of success. They were all doomed to disappointment, however, for when the votes were counted it was ascertained that P. LEPICH, a gentleman who was not a candidate, had received a majority of all the votes cast.

 

  LAND LEAGUE MEETING - The usual weekly meeting of the Land League was held at Grand Army Hall last evening, and was well attended. After the usual business was transacted the following programme of exercises was rendered: Piano solo, Miss Minnie GRAY; songs, Mr. ROBINSON; recitations, Mr. WILSON; songs, Mr. HANLEY; selections of piano, Miss May LYONS. The chairman then announced that Mr. J. MULROY would address the meeting on next Sunday evening, after which the meeting adjourned.

 

  CITY FINANCES - The city received into the treasury last Saturday, for the week ending on that day, sums of money collected by her officers, as follows: S.R. CALDWELL, Cemetery dues, $27.75; R.D. SCRIVER, water rates, $1,617.50; N.A .KIDDER, harbor dues, $135; W.A. HENRY, Police Court fines, $2.50; George A. PUTNAM, city taxes, $822.17; George PUTNAM, city licenses, $105.60; Geo. A. PUTNAM, dog licenses, $4.80. Total, $2,715.32.

 

  POLICE SLATE - The following appeared on the police slate at 12 o’clock last night: Mary FARR, a drunk, by officers ELDRED and CARROLL; Bony SEWELL, drunk, by officer JACKSON; Ricardo ALVISO, grand larceny, by larceny officers DUNLEVY and FARRELL; Tom WATSON, disturbing the peace, by officers JACKSON and LEE; Henry HASS, by NASH, local; James MYERS, alias Virginia Jim, disturbing the peace by fighting at the picnic, by officers ASH, GREEN and JACKSON.

 

  GRAND PARLOR N.S.G.W. - At 10 o’clock to-morrow morning the Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West will convene in this city and be in session throughout the week. A grand banquet will be given to-morrow evening at Henry FISHER’s by Sacramento Parlor, No. 3, to the visiting delegates of the Order. On Friday evening there will be an entertainment and dance given at Turner Hall.

 

   CHANGES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT - A special meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners was held at their room, on Fourth street, last Saturday evening. The object of the meeting was to receive the resignation of Abel DART, engineer of Engine Company No. 1. The resignation was accepted, and Henry COMPTE was unanimously elected engineer of No. 1 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. DART.

 

  SENTENCED TO-DAY - Joseph HURTADO and Simon RATEN, the two condemned murderers who were found guilty of murder in the first degree some time since, will be brought into Court and sentenced at 10 o’clock to-day. Raten, during the past few days, has broken down considerably. He is very nervous and seems to have lost his appetite.

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL

  Ex-Governor IRWIN is visiting Sacramento.

  Will S. GREEN, of the Colusa Sun, came to the city on Saturday.

  Fred MASON has gone to San Francisco for a few days’ change of climate.

  John LANDSBURGH, of Cloverdale, is spending a few days in the city, a guest of A. MUNRO.

  E.C. HART, of Colusa, was in the city yesterday. He leaves for San Francisco this morning.

  Mrs. SINGLETON, of San Jose, is visiting Sacramento, the guest of Mrs. James WOODBURN.

  H.H. McCLELLAN, of Placerville, will arrive from the East by the overland train this morning.

  J.T. CARDWELL’s family, for many years residents of Ashland, in this county, have gone to Oakland to reside.

  Ward McALLISTER, Jr., a nephew of Hall McALLISTER, has been appointed Assistant United States District Attorney for California.

  Miss Edith SMITH, Miss C. LAWSON and Miss Fannie LYONS have returned from the State Norman School, and will spend their vacation in Folsom.

  H. ELDRED and wife, of the State House Hotel, leave to-day for Australia. During their absence the business of the hotel will be conducted by Chas. H. ELDRED.

  Miss Mary J. MILLER, of Mountain Home, El Dorado county, has been visiting relatives in this city during the past two weeks. She returned to Placerville Saturday last.

  Louis McLANE, who during his absence is New York was appointed by Governor PERKINS to succeed himself on the Board of Park Commissioners, has since his return declined the appointment.

  A strong appeal is made to William H. VANDERBILT by the Critic, to establish a public library in New York which shall be of more practical use to the citizens than the institutions founded by ASTOR and LENOX.

  Professor Martin KELLOGG, who has been connected with the State University from its commencement, and Professor MOSES are in Los Angeles to examine applicants for admission to the University for the coming year. Professor Kellogg lectured last Tuesday evening in Los Angeles on “The Higher Education.”

  Richard KING, known all over Texas and the West as “The Cattle King,” is a small, swarthy Irishman, with a limping gait. His lameness is due to the careless way in which a broken leg was set. His flocks of sheep and goats, his herds of cattle and troops of horses and mules are estimated at 500,000 head in all. His ranch, the Santa Gertrudes, is 75 miles in length and includes nearly the whole of two southern counties of Texas.

  At the Eldred House: R.J. KURBY, Sheldon; Wm. FARMER and wife, Folsom; Mrs. Julia ARMSTRONG and daughter, Miss NOLAN and sister, Miss COLLINS, San Francisco; G.E. DOOLEY and sister, Nicolaus; John SWAIN, Cosumnes; Alex. DRAYMAN and wife, city; James MEAGHER, Davisville; James POWELL, Woodland, Stubb’s Liniment; Maurice AREY, West Point; John SILOR, Virginia City; Captain VICKERS, Modoc county; Sam BUSICK, Cosumnes.

  Arrivals at the State House; A.A. NORDYKE, Willows; H.WILLIAMS, Henry JONES, Sacramento county; J.W. EACHUS, Thomas McPHERSON, Nicolaus; J.B. SHAW, Miss E. HAMPTON, Miss K. HAMPTON, Miss FULLERTON, Miss JUNKINS, Mr. McKINNEY, Mr. CLARK, M.J. CARR, Stockton; R.B. PIERCE, John MOTT, Thomas MOTT, J.D. SAUNDERS, Pleasant Grove; Wm. LUSSLER, San Francisco; H. APP, Montana; Seymour CARR, T.H. FOWLER, Alabama township; I RALPHS, Clay Station; S.M. WEBSTER, Grizzly Flat; John CROFTON, Miss Emma Crofton, Walnut Grove; J.F. MORGAN, Franklin; Mrs. HAAS, John SHARP, Plymouth; R, BIRKENFIELD, Hicksville.

  Saturday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of State Superintendent of Public Instruction F.M. CAMPBELL and wife. No announcement of it was made, but their more intimate friends determined that the silver wedding should be celebrated, and is was, in a quiet and unobtrusive manner. Some twenty guests assembled at their residence, and the result was a pleasant congratulatory dinner and evening party. The hosts received, beside the spoken good wishes of their guests, a large number of congratulatory letters from friends in Oakland and San Francisco and other points and several were accompanied by appropriate presents. During the party the couple were called up to account for the quarter of a century of married life, and the husband stated to his guests that he and his wife had six children living. One daughter died last December; one adopted daughter is married and in Alameda, two sons are machinists in the railroad shops, one is in Los Angeles, one daughter is at the State University, and two are in the Grammar School here. The evening passed in the mutual exchange of recollections of the last twenty-five years between hosts and guests, in social converse and in pleasant intellectual recreation.

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Daily Bee - Sacramento

Saturday Evening May 17, 1884 

 

LOCAL BREVITIES 

B. LASKY died at his residence instead of at the store. 

The barge Butte City is being prepared for Summer work. 

Ah SUEY is on trial before Judge ARMSTRONG to-day for burglary. 

The State Prison Directors held a meeting at Folsom night before last. 

Four carloads of immigrants arrived from the East this morning. 

In the Police Court to-day Charles FAGAN was fined $10 for disturbing the peace. 

Wm. MONAHAN, arrested for insanity, was discharged from the county jail yesterday. 

The Governor has appointed P.J. SULLIVAN a Notary Public in and for the city and county of San Francisco, vice Otis V. SAWYER, term expired. 

The six-year-old son of Jacob GERBERT, proprietor of the brewery at Twentieth and O streets, was bitten in the thigh by a dog yesterday. 

The Forester Gun Club will hold its monthly pigeon shoot at Agricultural Park to-morrow morning. 

In Department One of the Superior Court yesterday, James MUIR, a native of Scotland, was admitted to citizenship on the testimony of Matt. F. JOHNSON and John JOHNSON. 

F.P. EVANS, a blind gentleman who has been here seeking to secure legislation for an asylum for blind adults, has lost a number of the magazine entitled “Steam,” and will greatly appreciate the kindness of the finder if he will leave the book at the Bee office. It is covered with blue morocco, and contained personal indorsements, which he highly prized. 

Sherill MURRAY, of Amador County, yesterday took to the State Prison at Folsom George FOX, to serve one year and Thomas SPAULDING, fourteen months - both for burglary. Deputy Sheriff E. LEWIS, of Alameda county, took to Folsom John TRACY and Frank DESMOND, who are to serve eight years each for grand larceny. 

DEATH OF AN OLD FOLSOMITE

John Williams, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Folsom, died last Tuesday, aged about 50 years. Mr. Williams was a native of Fayal, one of the group comprising the Azores, or Western Islands. He resided in Folsom many years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. 

 

The popular approval of the now famous Syrup of Figs as the most efficacious and agreeable preparation ever offered to the world as a cure for Habitual Constipation, Biliousness, Indigestion and kindred ills, has been won by the wise plan pursued by the California Fig Syrup Company. Knowing that any remedy truly beneficial in its effects on the system, and at the same time pleasant to the taste will meet with a rapid sale, the Company, through the Sacramento druggists, gives away sample bottles free of charge. Try it and judge for yourself. Large bottles fifty cents or one dollar. 

Hammer’s Liver Bitters for Biliousness and Torpid Liver. It will cure you. 

Hammer’s Liver Bitters is the best Spring medicine. Call for it. 

New Departure - The Quaker Dairy, 706 J st. A specialty of Hot Cakes, etc. 

Call for Pacific Quaker Dairy, 706 J street, and try our Buckwheat Cakes. Elegant rooms up stairs

Hot Rolls, 10 cents per dozen, every evening at Boston Bakery ,Third and M streets.

For fine Cakes, Pies, Ice Cream, Water Ices, Charlotte Russe, etc., go to Peterson’s 

Get German Milk Bread at W F. Peterson’s, 620 J street

Fine Confections, Wedding and Party Supplies at Peterson’s 

 

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The Daily Bee

Friday Evening, October 17, 1884

 

                    Accidents of Young Placerites

 John McCARTY, Jr., of Colfax, a young man of about 16, had his hand badly lacerated last Saturday by the premature discharge of his gun.

 

Hermann MUNDT, and Ophir school-boy, 10 or 12 years old, was severely hurt one day last week by falling from a tree while playing flying squirrel during recess, on the school ground.

 

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Daily Bee - Sacramento

Monday February 16, 1885 

 

LOCAL BREVITIES

Parasols were carried by quite a number of ladies.

One carload of immigrants arrived this morning from the East.

Street-sprinklers were out this afternoon on some of the streets.

Saturday green peas from Los Angeles were drug in the market, retailing at eight cents per pound.

The people of Moore’s Station, Butte county, says a correspondent, have named the town Stanford.

Joe REDDY, just discharged from the chain gang, was taken to the Bay yesterday to be tried for larceny.

The Central Pacific time-card advertised to-day, in concise form gives the time of arrival as well as of the departure of Sacramento trains.

At a valentine social at the skating rink Saturday night Miss Lulu MORRISON was awarded the prize for being the best lady skater.

The Tivoli and State House nines played a game of baseball at Agricultural Park yesterday, the former scoring 9 runs and the latter 8.

W.W. GRISSIM’s delivery horse ran away to-day and wedged the wagon between some trees on G street, between Tenth and Eleventh.

Mrs. MORRISON, whose stage name is Rose WOOD, and who is a fine actress, and the wife of Lewis MORRISON, the actor, arrives from New York to-morrow to play in the Baldwin Theater.

The San Francisco papers say that at 10 o’clock last night Mrs. W.F. WHITTIER was still unconscious because of her injury in a runaway accident, and was not expected to live until morning.

Mrs. Wm. T. McGROTHIN, mother of Mrs. E.A. RODER, of this city, who formerly resided on the Cosumnes river, is dangerously ill of typhoid pneumonia at her home in Ukiah.

A musical and literary entertainment will be given to-night by the ladies of the Catholic Church of Folsom in Firemen’s Hall of that place. A farce, entitled “A Race for Dinner,” will be given by a local caste.

The Superior Court in bank to-day ordered the resolutions in regard to the death of G.W. SPAULDING to be entered upon the minutes of the Court. The resolutions were prepared by J.N. YOUNG, D.E. ALEXANDER and Matt F. JOHNSON.

The $25,000 Woodland opera house will be opened this evening by Sheridan and his company playing “The Merchant of Venice.” To-morrow evening “Lotus XI.” will be played for the benefit of the stockholders - that is, if the audience survives a poem that has been written by City Attorney ANDERSON for the opening.

The following sums were paid into the City Treasury for the week ending February 14th: By Joseph N. HERNDON, cemetery dues, $18; A.S. WOODS, water rates, $824.50; W.A. HENRY, Police Court fines, $75; George A. PUTNAM, city licenses, $966.24; J.C. TUBBS, Justice Court fees. $24.50; H.B. NIELSON, street assessment, $589. Total, $2,397.24; disbursements, $687.67; amount in City Treasury, $212,050.50.

Sunset Parlor, N.S.G.W., has accepted a resolution urging the passage of the bill now before the Legislature, appropriating a sufficient sum of money to provide, from the revenue thereof, the necessities of life for the discoverer of gold in California, James W. MARSHALL, during his declining years, and with which to erect a monument commemorative of the discovery of gold when the discoverer is dead. 

HOTEL ARRIVALS

Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday; George S. BIGELOW, W. ROSENBAUM, H.B. CREIGHTON, M.H. VOORHIES, D.G. WALDRON, F.S. FERGUSON, H.C. FIREBAUGH, L.M. FOULKE, Mrs. S. HAYMOND, San Francisco; R.G. STANWOOD, wife and two children, Marysville; John MILIHAM, Nevada City; W.F. McCRACKEN, Cosmanes; P.F. RANDOLPH, New York city; J.W. JONES, Dixon; Mrs. J.M. TEMBLE, Chico; H.L. KIRKMAN, New York; John MONSON, Virginia City; W.W. FINCH and wife, Omaha, Neb.; W. BECKMAN and wife, New Orleans; John NELSON and wife, Sierra county; Thomas H. REYNOLDS, wife and daughter, Fresno; A. H. ROSE, city.

At the State House, Mrs. W.H. WALLIS, Sierra; John GIVENS, Consumnes; J.J. CAMPBELL, Galt; R. BASS, Ione City; J.G. HITE, wife and child, Franklin; H.G.O. THOMAS, Pleasant Grove; Walter E. HOOPER, Herbert CLARKE, San Francisco; H. LEATH, Pleasant Grove; C.F. FRASK ,William HAZEN, Walnut Grove; O. STEPHENSON, Franklin; L. W. WADE, Riverside; Wm. STILLMAN, Pleasant Grove; Wm. GRIMSHAW, Consumnes; Fred VAN ZANT, A.M. BURTIS, Jr., Geo LOGAN, San Francisco; F. STEVENSON, D. FERGUSON, L. MORRISON, Pilot Hill; Hon. J.A. FILCHER, Auburn; Hon. A.L. CHANDLER, Oakland; C. Ed. CURRY, Martinez, Mrs. BRISON, Routier’s

SUPERIOR COURT

 

Department One - VAN FLEET, Judge - Monday Feb 16

The People vs. John SMITH, arraignment for perjury. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and trial set for March 3d.

The People vs. Ah TIE, for burglary. Prisoner pleads guilty, is adjudged guilty of burglary in the first degree, and ordered to appear on Wednesday for sentence.

In the matter of the application of Henry I. WILLEY, Surveyor General, for admission to practice as an attorney in this Court. On filing of proper certificate, the applicant is ordered to appear in open Court for examination on Tuesday, February 17th, and that Charles A. GARTER, A.L. HART and J.T. CAREY are appointed to conduct such examination.

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Sacramento Bee

Friday, March 13, 1885

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

  A social and entertainment will be given at the Sixth street M.E. Church this evening.

  Golden State S.A. Chapter, No. 5, U.A.O.D., had its regular banquet at Forestier’s last night.

  Governor STONEMAN this morning recommissioned John H. WISE as Harbor Commissioner for a term of four years, his term having just expired.

  In Department One of the Superior Court yesterday sentence in the cases of Alice COSTELLO and WOODS and CAMPBELL, for robbery, was continued until next Monday.

  Dr. H. LATHAM, Secretary of the Northern California Immigration Association, during his trip to the upper counties, established auxiliary associations at Oroville, Red Bluff and Chico. He will soon visit Yolo for the same purpose.

  Harry PEMBERTON, of New Vienna, O., writes inquiring the whereabouts of his brother, E.H. PEMBERTON, who for a while was a resident of Sacramento county. He is 26 years of age, of prepossessing appearance, about six feet high, and a member of the Odd Fellows.

  The attention of Judge McFARLAND and a jury in Department Two of the Superior Court is occupied in trying the case of John REYNOLDS vs L.M. LINCOLN, involving the title to land about Sutterville. Reynolds claims it under the old Sutter title, and Lincoln under a tax title. The latter is in possession.

  Some months ago the children of the late John JURY and wife were quartered in the Protestant Orphan Asylum. Their mother subsequently made trouble by persuading the children to leave the institution. The managers accordingly obtained her written consent for them to take charge of the children, and Judge McFARLAND has made an order putting them under the Orphan Asylum management.

 
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Sacramento Bee

Thursday March 19, 1885 

HOTEL ARRIVALS

At the State House: R. BALL, Amador; W. PIERSON, Cosumnes; W. BISKELY, Michigan Bar; H.D. ROWE, Santa Rosa; Sam MARION, San Francisco; J. HALL, M.C. HALL, Vacaville; H.T. OWENS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; D.J. MANSON, Lincoln; J.C. WILLIAMSON, Penryn; John RILEY, Brighton; A. FOSTER, Ione City; J. PORTER, San Francisco; D.W. RAE, Galt; John WELLS, Iowa Hill; John HOLMAN and wife, Pleasant Grove; Phil OYER ,Cosumnes.

Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday: Mrs. H. WHITE, Visalia; E.D. PIERCE, W.H. FISKE and wife, H.B. MAYHEW, George W.H. BROWN, W.S. HOBART, San Francisco; Alex BADLAM, Mooneyville; J.S. SWAN ,Swansville; W. PEMBERTON, Jr., Monterey; S. ADAMS, Marin; Gelette PASHA, New York. 

CLOSING OUT SALE - W.R. STRONG & Co. will for the next six days close out their stick of fruit trees, shrubs, plants, etc., at one-half the usual prices. Now is the time to but and plane.

 
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Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday, June 23, 1885

                                                                                

                    THE LAST OF THE TURNERS

Our Visitors to Return Home To-Morrow Morning

A Gala Night at the Pavilion ,With the Award of Prizes - Excellent and Appreciated Music by Both Bands - The Swimming Contest To-Day - An Open-Air Concert To-Night.

  The ball given at the new Pavilion last night by the Turners was a grand success. The magnificent building was brilliantly lighted by electricity, a dynamo having been placed in machinery hall, and the power being furnished by the Agricultural Society’s huge engine, making a steady and brilliant illumination. The main hall was decorated with evergreens, German and American flags, bunting and streamers, and about the music stand in the center of the structure were draped the laurels of the various Societies forming the Pacific Turn Bezirk. Both the Hussar and First Artillery Bands were present, the former being stationed in the south gallery and the latter in the music stand. The Hussar Band played concert music and the Artillery Band furnished music for dancing. Both bands did their best, many of their selections were applauded, and remarks complimentary to Sacramento’s two excellent bands were heard.

  The grand march took place shortly after 10 o’clock, about 200 couples taking part. There were many spectators in the galleries and on the floor, and it is estimated that the attendance was nearly 2,000.

                    PRIZES AWARDED

  Whilst dancing was going on the Committee on Award of Prizes were busy in the Directors’ room figuring out the winners of prizes, and at 12 o’clock the following list was read:

  First prize, running - A. LEAN - Eintracht, San Francisco.

  First prize, high jump - A. LEAN - Eintracht, San Francisco. [Hight of jump - 5 feet 4 inches.]

  First prize, long jump - A. LEAN - Eintracht, San Francisco. [Length of jump - 19 feet 7 inches.]

  First prize, pole vaulting - O. GIERSCH, San Francisco Turn-Verein - 9 feet.

  First prize, hop, step and a jump - A. LEAN - Eintracht, San Francisco. - 33 feet 10 inches.

  First prize, foil fencing - Gus HAGELSTEIN, Sacramento.

  First prize, throwing the spear - Gus HAGELSTEIN, Sacramento - 16 points.

  First prize, throwing the 37 ½ pound stone - J. GLINDEMAN, San Francisco Turn Verein - 19 feet 1 inch.

  First prize, lifting the weight - J. GLINDEMAN, San Francisco Turn Verein.

  First prize, club swinging - A .WEISS, San Francisco Turn Verein.

  First prize, wrestling - John GLINDEMAN, San Francisco Turn Verein.

  First prize, climbing rope - F. KIRSCHNER, Los Angeles - 48 feet.

  First prize, singing - San Francisco Turn Verein.

  First grade, class prize - Eintracht Turn Verein, San Francisco.

  Second-grade, first-class prize - Los Angeles Turn Verein.

 

STATE PRISON CONTRACTS

 The Sacramento Merchants Secure Nearly All the Business

 The following is a complete list of the awards of contracts for the Folsom Prison:

 RICHARDS & KNOX - All the lumber

 Stationery divided between CUNNINGHAM, CURTISS & WELCH and PAYOT, UPHAM & Co., both firms of San Francisco.

  HOLBROOK, MERRILL & STESTON - All the tinware.

  HUNTINGTON, HOPKINS & Co. - Chase river coal, $12.50 per ton; plugs and wedges, 35 cents per pound; Norway iron, half round, 5 3/4 cents; blacksmith’s bellows, $17; pipe fittings, 10 ½ cents per pound; galvanized iron, 7 3/4 cents per pound.

  Joseph HAHN & Co.- All the drugs.

  Ione Coal and Iron Company - Ione coal, $3.95 per ton.

  BAKER & HAMILTON - Cumberland coal, $13 per ton; manilla rope, 14 ½ cents per pound; tarred rope, 14 ½ cents per pound; shovels, $11.25 per dozen; blasting powder, $.25 per keg; common iron (round), 2.6 cents per pound; common iron (half round), 4 cents ; cut nails, $2.75 per keg; anvils, 11 ½ cents per pound; iron pipe, one-inch, 6 cents per foot; Firth’s steel, 17 ½ cents; all the files.

  BURNS, HANDOCK & Co. - All the crockery and glassware.

  R.W. SIMPSON, San Franicisco - Brooms, $2.35 per dozen.

  DAVIS & COWELL - Portland cement, $3.80 per barrel.

  H.T. HOLMES Lime Company - Lime, $10 per ton.

  WHITTIER, FULLER & Co.- Gasoline, 28 cents per gallon; coal oil, 23 cents per gallon; white lead, 5 ½ cents per pound; lard oil, 65 cents; cylinder oil, 65 cents; linseed oil, 62 cents; furniture varnish, 70 cents.

  SULLIVAN & RAVEKES - Assorted paints, 7 cents per pound; turpentine, 46 cents per gallon; brown Japanese varnish, 63 cents per gallon.

  San Francisco Pioneer Woolen Factory - Blankets, $3.50 per pair; prison cassimere, 91 ½ cents per yard.

  E. & S. HELLER, San Francisco - Prison flannel, 94 cents per yard; sheeting, 10-4, 21 cents per yard.

  Jake HYMAN, Folsom - Undershirts and drawers, $4.25 per dozen each; socks, $1.40 per dozen.

  J.C. JOHNSON & Co., San Francisco - Kips, $52 per dozen; sole leather, 28 cents per pound.

  OPPENHEIM & Bros., San Francisco - Black navy tobacco, 29.45 cents.

  A. PALADINI, San Francisco - Salmon, 6 cents; sturgeon, 5 ½ cents.

  LYON & CURTIS - Small white beans, 1.84 cents; potatoes .89 cents per pound; onions, 2.29 cents per pound; cabbage, .97 cents per pound.

 BOOTH & Co.- Rio coffee, 9 cents; crushed sugar, 7 ½ cents; powdered sugar, 7 ½ cents; granulated sugar, 6 3/4 cents; Golden C sugar, 5 ½ cents; butter, 22 ½ cents; eggs, 22 ½ cents; pork, 7 cents; dried apples, 2 cents.

  C.L. ECKLON & Co., Folsom - Beef, 5 90-100 cents.

  J. GERBER & Brother - Mutton, 4  91-100 cents.

  MEBIUS & Co. - Rice, 5 44-100 cents; salt, $9.100 cents; soap, 4 44-100 cents; syrup, 29 26-100 cents; common Japan tea, 13 73-100 cents; vinegar, 12 93-100 cents; all the canned goods; California ham, 11 48-100 cents; lard, 8 22-100 cents.

  McCREARY & Co. - Flour, $5 14 per barrel; feed barley, $1 62 ½; bran, $21 per ton.

 

 

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Saturday March 20, 1886

 

                    Local Brevities

Fourteen carloads of oranges will go East to-night.

The minimum temperature yesterday was 37º and the maxim 57º

Constable Harvey has appointed George K. RIDER as a Deputy Constable.

A land slide at Tehachapi has prevented the arrival of the Southern Pacific train to-day.

The special train bringing Mapleson and his opera company is due here at 6:30 o’clock this afternoon.

There was quite an attendance at the matinee this afternoon, the fine weather bringing the ladies out in force.

The condition of Bartholomew ROACH, who was shot by Wm. GRIGGS, Thursday, seems favorable for his recovery, though he has a serious wound.

Mrs. Anandibae JOSHEE, wife of the Hindo, who lectured here, recently has graduated at the Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia.

Deputy Sheriff WILSON of San Francisco to-day took to the State Prison at Folsom, Morgan SWEENEY, who is to serve two years for burglary in the second degree.

A valuable mare belonging to Theodore WINTERS died at the ranch of the owner this morning. She was a valuable animal and in foal by the celebrated horse, Joe Hooker.

The NORTON brothers - Tom and John - SLADE, the Maori, Professor SIMONS and Jack McAULEY have formed a slogging combination and gone out upon the road. They show at Woodland to-night.

A steamer will leave San Francisco for this city, and arrive here about 9 A.M. to-morrow, bringing 150 or more members of the Odd Fellows General Relief Committee.

 
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Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday March 23, 1886 

TWO FIRE ALARMS

An Accident to Assistant Chief Engineer O’Meara

The alarm of fire about 12 o’clock to-day was caused by the burning of a mattress in the second story of the Pacific Hotel, at Fifth and K streets. The flames were extinguished without aid of the Department, and but little damage was done.

The alarm at 1:45 this afternoon was occasioned by the burning of two frame stables, or sheds, in the alley between N and O, Fifth and Sixth streets. Both were destroyed. One was the property of J.N. YOUNG and the other belonged to a man named CHRISTY. It is not known what caused the fire.

As assistant Engineer M. O’MEARA was driving to the last fire, in Chief Sullivan’s buggy, he drove into a chuck hole at Seventh and L streets and was thrown from the vehicle. He was severely cut and bruised about the head. Mike got to the fire and did his duty, just the same, though blood was trickling down his face.

Ed. COX, of No. 1's Company, also had an “experience.” He attempted to catch on to the hook and ladder truck as it was dashing to the scene of the conflagration, missed his footing, and indulged in some high and lofty tumbling. He was not badly injured, however. 

A VISIT TO CHINATOWN

On Monday evening the Congressional delegation that accompanied the late Senator MILLER’s remains overland, and attended the funeral on Sunday as honorary pall-bearers, made a tour of the Chinese quarter of San Francisco. Congressman SPRIGGS, representing Conkling’s old home in New York State, and Milliken, Blaine’s former district in Maine, became so thoroughly disgusted that they left the party before the rounds had been completed. SPRIGGS said to a Call reporter:

I am against further importation of Chinese, but I think those now here should have the protection of our Government. Any one who has gone through Chinatown as we have can readily see how they are enabled to underbid our workingmen. I have only occasionally seen Chinamen in our country and have never known them as an institution until to-night. I don’t think a man need spend much time to find out all about them.

Congressman MILLIKEN, of Maine, expressed similar views. 

Chinese Use of the Boycott.

The Chinese at Shingle Springs are boycotting Dr. HUNTER and family of the Independent. One day last week Mrs. HUNTER endeavored to purchase a raising of yeast from a Chinaman, but the Mongol said, “Me no sell least; go buy least fom Ilishman.” 

Give White Labor a Chance

The valley fruit men and the strawberry raisers say that their Chinese should not go until white labor learns how to pick fruit and handle the berries. The Chinamen must be kept at that kind of work until white labor learns how to do it. This is equivalent to keeping a fellow away from water until he learns how to swim, “Hang your clothes on a hickory limb, but don’t go near the water.” 

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Sacramento Daily Bee

Saturday May 1, 1886 

A TERRIBLE SUICIDE

A Man Succeeds in Decapitating Himself Under the Car Wheels

Early this morning when freight train No. 9 was moving through Davisville a stranger was seem to lie down and place his head in front of the wheels of a car. The brakeman pushed him off the rail. He then deliberately awaited the coming of another lot of wheels and repeated the experiment, with like result. Then this nerry man tried the third time and succeeded in killing himself, as the wheel caught him, crushed his head and arm and dragged him seventy-five yards. The Coroner of Yolo took charge of the body. In the pocket of deceased was found a medicine bottle bearing a prescription for “Mr. WILSENHAUSEN, “ by Dr. MAAS, of San Francisco, written April 27th last. Also $35 in coin, a silver watch and a few trinkets. He was about 5 feet 11 inches high, had a mustache and was dressed in the clothes of a laboring man, and did not appear to have been sickly. An inquest will be held to-night. 

THE ROACH SHOOTING

Was Griggs to Blame? That is the Question.

This afternoon in the Police Court, Justice POST presiding, William GRIGGS, for assault to murder Bartholomew ROACH, came up for examination. Grove L. JOHNSON appeared as attorney for defendant and District Attorney BUCKLEY and City Attorney HART for the prosecution.

ROACH was the first witness. He lives in the alley between Second and Third, P and Q streets. GRIGGS lives on Third street, between P and Q. He said he was going by Griggs’ place on March 18th. Griggs was on the porch chopping kindling. Roach made some harmless remark, which made Griggs call him a name. Defendant then went to the fence, after Roach said that he would boycott him, and struck his accuser with a hatchet. After being knocked down and jumped upon, Roach got up and went to the door where Griggs had entered. Witness struck the door with the limb of a tree, but he thought the slamming of the door against him broke the panels. Then there was a struggle, and Roach was shot twice - in the arm and breast.

Dr. G. B. CLOWE was the next witness. He testified as to the nature of the wounds. He also said that the patient was under the influence of stimulants when the surgeon called. The ball in the arm was not removed, but the other was extracted. There were also wounds on the head and face, caused by blows from some blunt instrument.

Roach was then cross-examined. He asserted that he had not previously had trouble with Griggs. He had started away when called a name, but returned to the fence to know why he was insulted, but not to fight. He retorted by calling Griggs a name, and was struck several times with the sharp edge of the hatchet. Witness said he had been drinking beer and whiskey but was not perfectly drunk. When he followed to the house it was to ask Griggs the cause of the assault. He tried the front and rear door and then tried to force the front door; got in and was shot while engaging a struggle. Griggs went out and witness followed and fell against the fence.

Mary ROACH, wife of the defendant, was a third witness. When she first saw the affair Grigs was stamping his fallen foe, before the shooting.

The examination was still in progress when the Bee went to press. 

HOTEL ARRIVALS

At the Golden Eagle Hotel; W.H. DECKER, Iowa, T.B. BERRY, San Francisco, J.S. BROWN and wife, H.K. BROWN, E.N. BROWN, Denver; F.C. JOHNSON, Connecticut; W.H. MEEK, Mrs. W. MECK, Ethel MECK, San Lorenzo; (transcribers note - could be MEEK) W.P. BUTCHEN, San Francisco, W.H. CRAWLEY, Fort Wayne, Ind., H. ULITZ, New York; D.B. ELY, St. LOUIS.

Arrivals at the State House Hotel yesterday: H. HANDLEY, Delta; O. O’NEIL, Miss A. WHEELER, Miss V. WHEELER, Oakland; D.E. HIGGINS, Brighton; Mrs. C. BASCOM, Mrs. FRY, Franklin; S.A. LEWIS, G lt; S.S. HINSDELL and wife, Clarksburg; Ed. C. HUMPHREY, Oakland; E. HART, Folsom; Mrs. CROFTON, Courtland; E.M. SPEAR, Sioux City; F. WHITBECK, Placerville; W.L. FISHER, San Francisco; Mrs. M.W. PARKER and son, Mrs. S.E. NIXON and son, Miss S. NIXON, Brighton; Pete HANSEN, Preston W. SMITH, Walnut Grove; Wm. L. SKINNER, Galt; Hector MORRISON, Forest Home; Mrs. EARLY, Davisville, Miss L. SNYDER, San Francisco; M. D. ISHAM, Clarksburg. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Daily Record-Union

Sacramento, Cal.

Monday, June 28, 1886

 

HOMICIDE

JACOB KLEIN SHOT DOWN IN THE PLAZA LAST NIGHT                                                                                          

Statement of Miss Feaney Wiezel, Who Fired the Fatal Shot

The entire city was thrown into a state of excitement about 9 o’clock last night, when the news spread quickly throughout the town that Jacob KLEIN, one of the cornet players of the First Artillery band had been murdered in the Plaza. The band of which he was a member was engaged in giving a public concert on the Plaza, and the grounds contained some two thousand or more people, men, women and children. Just before the band played the last piece, “Home, Sweet Home,” Klein, who had an engagement to play at another place, was excused, and just as he was leaving the grounds at the southwest gate, a pistol shot was heard, and Klein fell dead. Hundreds of people immediately gathered around his prostrate form, and the air was full of all kinds of rumors. Some that he was shot by a man, others that a woman did the shooting, others that it was an accidental shot, and still others that it was a case of suicide. The body was picked up and taken into GOGING’s drug store, afterwards to the Coroner’s office, where it was ascertained that he had received a pistol

 

SHOT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD

“That had caused instantaneous death. The large concourse of people immediately scattered for their homes, and the wild rumors spread with amazing rapidity. Those standing near the man when he was shot had recognized the woman who had done the shooting, and officers were immediately informed, who went to her residence at the southwest corner of Ninth and M streets, where she was found, arrested, and taken to the city prison.

When the news was broken to the father and mother, at their residence, No.  605 K street, they were nearly distracted with grief. Jacob was their pride and joy, a young man who had just passed his twenty-first birthday, and who had but just entered upon a manhood full of promise. The mother, as soon as the news that her son was wounded was told to her, immediately exclaimed that she knew Miss Wiezel had committed the act, “for she told me yesterday that she would kill him.”

THE GIRL’S STATEMENT.

When the officers arrived at the young lady’s residence, they found that she was expecting their visit and was ready to accompany them. She handed over the weapon that had done its bloody work - a small murderous-looking five-chambered pistol, with one cartridge exploded. Her coolness seemed to paralyze the arresting officers, and her glibness of speech in detailing the incidents of the bloody work paralyzed even the reporters when they were admitted to her presence in the private office of the Chief of Police at the Station-house.

She was found sitting in a chair, in conversation with Chief DILLMAN, officers ASH and SULLIVAN, City Attorney HART and Police Judge HENRY. Three reporters completed the party. Miss Feaney WIEZEL is twenty years of age, was born in this city; tall, handsome of form and features, and of very pleasant address. She was very neatly attired in a dress of dark blue

material,

 

HER FACE BORE A PLEASANT SMILE,

And but for a slightly finished and an excited expression of the eyes, no trace of the fearful tragedy that had just been enacted, of which she was the principal actor, was in the least noticeable. When asked her name, for fear the reporters would get it spelled wrong, she took one of their books, and in a splendid hand, not the slightest tremor noticeable in a single letter, wrote Miss Feaney Wiezel. When Judge Henry came into the room she looked up and remarked, “Are you astonished at this?” “I really am,” replied the Judge. “Well, I shouldn’t think you would. You know I told you that if he would not marry me I would kill him.” “Yes,” said the Judge, “you told me that and told the same thing to others, but I did not think you would do it.”

After a few preliminary questions by the officers and the reporters, Miss Wiezel related the following statement, which has been much abridged, but is preserved as nearly as possible in her own language. She said: About two months ago I bought a pistol.

 

INTENDING TO MAKE KLEIN MARRY ME.

He had wronged me; he knew it, and I was going to make him right that wrong, so far as a marriage ceremony could do it. I did not care whether he lived with me or not. It was not for that purpose that I wanted him to marry me, but it was intended to save my character so far as such a proceeding would go toward doing so. We did not love one another, I am sure; yet it was the only way I saw out of the disgrace he had brought upon me. My first intention was not to shoot him, but to intimidate him, and if that did not succeed, then to use it as I have done. The pistol I first bought is not the one I did the shooting with. That was a bright nickel-plated one. It glittered in the dark, as I noticed on several occasions in my bedroom.

Saturday I went to ECKHARDT’s gun store, where I bought it, and exchanged it for the blue or dark-colored one, which I gave up to the officers. I was afraid the bright one would attract attention and be taken away from me. I made the exchange after Klein had positively refused to make any reparations - that is, marry me, that is all I asked  - which he did on K street, between Fifth and Sixth, on Saturday. I said to him “I have just received my answer and understand that you have firmly decided not to marry me.” He replied, saucily, “Yes, you need

 

NEVER RECOGNIZE ME AGAIN

Anywhere,” and laughed and crowed over my condition in my face. I said, “See here, Jake, I will be revenged.” He said, “Yes, you will but you haven’t sand enough to shoot. You won’t do it. If I wait for you to kill me I will live a thousand years.” He said if I ever recognized him again on the

street, or any place else, he would kick me in the ----. He dared me to injure him. I did not want him to live with me, but I thought he ought to marry me - simply to hide my disgrace. He said, to say no more to him about it, and declared that if he was a millionaire, even, he would not help me in the least. He had no feeling for me, and under those circumstances why should I have any for him. I hope this sad experience will be a lesson to other young men. Our conversation on Saturday was after our talk with Judge Henry, and in which he had positively refused to do anything. While we were in the presence of Judge Henry his every act was that of a coward, and when the Judge left the room for a moment to talk with the City Attorney he got up and opened the door, and acted as if he was

 

AFRAID I WOULD HURT HIM.

I told him he was a coward. I had promised not to come armed, and I did not; I kept my word. If I had not I might have injured him upon that occasion. He exhibited no more feeling for me upon that occasion than he would for a dog.  I have known him since he was a child. About two weeks before the Turner masquerade, which I think was in the latter part of February, I met him at Thirteenth and J streets, about twilight, where I had gone to visit my sister-in-law. It was near dusk, and I was going home. He said, “Hello, Phene; where are you going?” I replied, “I’m going home.” He said, “May I walk with you a little ways?” I said, “Yes, if you can behave yourself.” He then said, “Let us walk up J a couple of blocks, and then down I street,” to which I assented. We had kept company before, and were at one time engaged to be married, but the engagement had been broken.

HE WANTED ME TO MAKE UP

And renew our engagement. This I stoutly refused. He got jealous of me every time I went to a dance, if I danced with others, and I had fully made up my mind to have nothing more to do with him, and plainly told him so. As we were walking through the Grammar School lot he tripped me with his foot, struck me in the breast, knocked me down against the fence and accomplished my ruin. In the struggle I had my shoulders and breast bruised, and my face considerably scratched. I resisted and upbraided him and told him he would live to be sorry for his brutal act. Young KUEHLER, a brother to a brother-in-law of mine, came along at this time, and accused Klein of having dealt foully with me. Klein took the boy to one side, and held a private conversation with him for a moment, then ran off and left me. Yesterday when he met me,

 

TAUNTED ME WITH MY SHAME

And said he was revenged for my making him jealous. I was determined and fully made up my mind to be revenged somewhere and somehow. This evening after I had finished washing the dishes, I slipped on an old overdress over this one, put on a shawl and a large hat, and started for the plaza, before reaching which I cocked the pistol, and carried it in my hand. I was guided by the pieces, and knew about the time the concert was nearly through. Jake never plays “Home, Sweet Home.” When they got down to that I entered the plaza by the southwest gate and edged my way through the crowd toward the music-stand. When about half way I met him face to face. Our shoulders almost touched as we passed, but neither spoke; don’t know whether he recognized me or not. I immediately turned and followed him, and when near the gate raised the pistol on a level with the back of his head, about two feet distant, and fired. There was a flash, a report, and

 

HE LAY DEAD AT MY FEET.

I did not attempt to shoot again, for I was confident he was dead. I felt awful sorry when I saw him fall, but then I am not at all sorry for what I have done. My folks knew nothing of my going to the Plaza to kill him; although I have frequently told him and others that I would revenge my

wrongs. Immediately after the shot was fired, a man who was standing near, said, “There is the lady that did the shooting.” I said, “Yes, sir; that man took my character, and I have taken his life.” I have heard it said that Klein’s folks have threatened to kill three of my family

 

IF I KILLED THEIR SON.

On my return home after the shooting I said to my mother, “I have killed Klein. I am now willing to become a mother, but was not until the man’s eyes were closed in death, who is the father of my child.” I have won my part. I never fired a shot before in my life, and am a little surprised at my success at the first attempt. I have no lawyer; have not given that a thought. I have talked over my troubles with J.N. YOUNG, and had him as an attorney talk to Klein. Every one was coming to me, constantly telling me of scandalous and damaging stories that Klein was circulating about me. He was constantly making nasty, dirty remarks about me, and I would not stand it. I told his mother last week all of my troubles, and tried to prevail upon her to advise her son to do what was right in the matter, but she would not. I then told her that unless he acted in the matter as he should, and saved me the disgrace which he could, I should certainly kill him. He would not – he did not, and - well,

 

HE HAS DUG HIS OWN GRAVE.

At this juncture a reporter noticed her right hand, the palm of which was blackened with powder, and called her attention to it. She proceeded to wipe it off with her handkerchief, saying, “It must be powder, for I washed my hands clean just before I left home for the Plaza.”

Another reporter said: “Some of those present at the Plaza say that you fired two shots.” “Oh, get out,” she laughingly replied, “there was only one shot fired; if I had fired two shots I would say so. I feel greatly relieved. I know the authorities cannot more than take my life - and a life for a life is a fair exchange, and that is no robbery. The reason I shot him was because he accomplished my ruin by force, and got me enciente.” She then related many incidents that had transpired in her unhappy existence; said she fully realized that she had done; that her work was satisfactory; that she was ready to suffer the consequences. She had been utterly and hopelessly ruined, her character taken from her by force, her future life blasted and treated with a contempt and insults which, added to the injury, was more than she could bear.

At the close of the interview she bid the callers a pleasant good-night.

THE OTHER SIDE

On the other side, Klein’s friends claim that he was the victim of a deep-laid plot to ensnare him and compel him to marry the girl. In an interview with a friend yesterday, at noon, he said he expected the that he would be shot if he did not marry the girl, but had fully made up his mind to face death rather than wed her. He has detailed the occurrence that happened on the Grammar School grounds to several, to all of whom he claimed that the fact that Kuehler was in the background and came up at the proper time, was evidence to him that he had been trapped. They had set a snare for him and he had been captured. Judge Henry had, at the request of the girl, several talks with Klein, but the latter, on each and every occasion, avowed that he was the victim of a conspiracy, and, knowing such to be the case, he would never submit to being married to the girl. He also to Judge Henry and the City Attorney detailed statements regarding the young lady, which, if true, were sufficient to cause any man to refuse to do as they insisted upon his doing. Last night all kinds of rumors were afloat; and, treating them as rumors, none of them will be referred to in this item. Klein’s friends, and he had many of them, seem to be satisfied that he was the victim of a conspiracy, which, when it failed, so wrought upon the feelings of the girl, that in her present delicate condition she was hardly responsible for her acts, and does not now fully realize the gravity of the crime that she has committed.

In the interview with the reporters last evening she was several times asked if she fully realized what she had done, and she would invariably reply: “Yes, A life for a life is a fair exchange, and a fair exchange is no robbery. He took from me my character, and I have taken his life. The authorities cannot take from me more than I have deprived him of.”

THE HARLAN TRIAL

The testimony taken in the Harlan case at Woodland Saturday was not important. Rev. W.H. MARTIN testified as to Mrs. Harlan having attended service at the Christian Church on the morning of the homicide, and that the services concluded about 12:30 P.M. John D. STEPHENS bore testimony as to Harlan’s good reputation for peace and quietness. Dr. W.W. McFARLANE’s testimony was as to the bullet-holes in CRAFT’s overcoat, and the wounds he had received. Also, relative to muscular contractions and relaxations after death. W.S. McFARLANE saw Harlan and BARNES go into the hotel before the shooting, but did not notice that either of them had a pistol. Thought Harlan had both hands in his coat pockets. Coroner KRELLENBERG testified as to where he found the body, the position of a pistol near it, the clothing, etc. The shift and underclothing he burned, as they were very bloody, not thinking they might be required afterwards. Court adjourned until 1:30 P.M.  to-day.

FUNERAL OF WILLIAM T. BIRD - There was a very large attendance yesterday afternoon upon the funeral of William T. BIRD, the member of the Fire Department whose death was caused by accidental injuries received while he was hastening to a recent fire. The First Artillery Band led the procession, followed by the Fire Commissioners and delegates from the different companies of the Fire Department in uniform. Following where were Confidence Lodge, Knights of Pythias, James Davis Marshal. The Odd Fellows’ General Relief Committee came next, with H.F. DILLMAN as Marshal, and after the organizations a long line of carriages containing friends of the deceased.

THE WHEAT YIELD - H.M LaRue, who is in town, states that the recent wind storm injured his wheat crop in Yolo county to the extent, he estimates, of 70 per cent. He is now thrashing, and from a section where he should have secured as mush as 1,000 sacks, except for the injury, only about 250 was obtained. Mr. LaRue thinks the damage throughout Yolo was much greater than at first supposed.

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL

M. ENGEL, manager for ZAMLOCH, the magician, is in town.

Allen TOWLE went to the Bay yesterday from Towle’s Station.

D.M. REAVIS, of Chico, came down yesterday, going to San Francisco.

George B. HERBERT, of Biggs, was among the visitors to the city yesterday.

Senator C.W. CROSS, of Nevada City, went home yesterday from the Bay.

Hon. J.M. FULWELLER, of Auburn, returned home yesterday from this city.

Hon. J.H. KEFF came down from Colfax yesterday, going to San Francisco.  Sheriff McCLELLAN, of Butte county, returned home yesterday from San Francisco.

Assemblyman D.G. BARNEY, of Solano county, and wife, came to the city yesterday.

Fish Commissioner BUCKINGHAM went to Santa Rosa Saturday on official business.

Miss Bertie CONAWAY, formerly of this city, but now of Haywards, is visiting friends here.

Miss Emma COTTRELL, who has been attending the Crocker Art School, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. THOMAS, of Woodland.  Captain E.M. STEVENS is improving slowly but steadily, and declares that he will be out to enjoy the Fourth of July celebration.

Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday: R.S. POWERS, Thomas ROBINSON, Big

Bend; George DITZLER, C.H. PORTER and wife, G.H. HERBERT, Biggs; C.L. SMITH,

Meridian; John GATE, Oroville; J.R. GARRETT and wife, Marysville.

A camping party will leave to-morrow for Yosemite, consisting of Dr. A.J.  FROST, C.M. CAMPBELL, Moore HESKETH, of this city, and E.L. COLE, of Oakland. They will go by private conveyance on a “roughing tour,” and expect to be gone between two and three weeks.

Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday: E.W. HOVEY, Edward LAJARES,

A.C. FARNSWORTH, J.F. McCARTHY, B.F. GOLDWATER, Mrs. G.H. HUNT, A.F. SEWELL,

S. KORN, Mrs. WINER, John G. CONRAD, F.W. CARTON, Frank A. SPENCER, M. H.

FLINT, J. BOYCHUT, W.W. ROSS, San Francisco; Sam HENDERSON, Chico; Mrs. DENS

and child, Virginia; John L. JACKSON, wife and son, Colusa; L.W. BUCK,

Vacaville; J.W. McCAMNON, Miss Martha TURNER, Reno, Nev., Wm. PRESTON and

wife, Omaha; W. ALEXANDER, Dixon; A.F. VIRD, Woodland; Geo. COOPER and wife,

Dixon; Mrs. WOLFFE, Oakland.

Arrivals at the State House Hotel yesterday: O.E. BADGLEY, Stockton; C.E.

WILCOXON, Yuba City; N.D. BURLINGTON, Garden Valley, L.L. FUGETT, Truckee;

H. WINSLOW, Ogden; Thomas POCKMAN, Woodland; William PLIN, Yreka; S. M.

DAVIDSON, San Francisco; Mary DOUGLASS, Hicksville; Ed. TAYLOR, Charles

GAGUS, V. QUITZOW, N. POWERS, K. CAVENY, Con. BIGLOW, Frank CARROLL, San

Francisco; H. HUTCHINS, Lodi; Mr. and Mrs. LEMOS, Chico; J.H. LOVE, J.B.  CALDWELL, M.E. FINN, H.J. PERRIEO, T.D. BUCKLEY, A.T. MATHEWS, San Francisco; S.M. DAVIDSON, Montana, H.G. SANBORN and wife, Diamond Springs;

H. HEIDRICK, Sutter Creek.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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The Daily Record-Union Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, June 29, 1886

 

Sudden Death

Yesterday morning Mrs. Pauline CROWNER, a colored woman about fifty years

of age, was taken ill while walking in the vicinity of Eighth and M streets, and, entering Mrs. Mary S. COWGUR’s carpet weaving establishment, she requested the privilege of sitting down for a while. She explained that she was liable to attacks of asthma, and asked to be given some hot water, in order that she might inhale the steam, as that course of treatment usually gave her relief. Some water was procured but it had scarcely been brought, when she fell over gasping. A physician was sent for, but before he arrived she was dead. A post mortem examination made later in the day showed that death resulted from enlargement of the heart. The Coroner will hold an inquest in the case this afternoon. Deceased was married, her husband residing in Virginia City, but she had been living in Sacramento for some time in the family of Geo. W. BOOTH, Sixth street, between M and N.

Police Court

In the Police Court yesterday the case of Wing Chee, for burglary was continued until July 3d....Henry GILBERT’s case of vagrancy went over until the 12th of July....The cases of Chas WETZEL and Wm. SHERLOCK, accused of battery, were dismissed, and the costs taxed against the prosecuting witnesses....John McCABE, arrested for having been drunk, forfeited his deposit....Wm. SHEAR, for carrying concealed weapons, was fined $2.50....Charles WOODS was convicted of vagrancy, and will receive judgement to-morrow....Twelve men arrested by officers McCORMACK and SULLIVAN Sunday night for sleeping in railroad cars were convicted and ordered to appear at 1 P.M. for judgement. Meanwhile they were allowed to go on their own recognizance, and, as there was no one holding them, they quietly moved out of town.

Brought Here for Interment

The funeral of Mrs. Laura CULVER took place from the residence of Dr.

CLAYTON Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Deceased was formerly well-known in Sacramento. Of late years her home has been in Tuscarora, Nevada. A few weeks ago she went to Adrian, Michigan, to visit relatives. One afternoon while she and a lady friend were out driving, the horses became frightened and ran away. Both ladies were thrown out, and Mrs. Culver was so severely injured that she died in four days. Her wish had always been to be buried in the Sacramento cemetery, so Mr. Culver brought her remains here. The floral emblems placed on the casket by loving hands in the East had faded ere they reached this city, but were replaced, and they, with many others, hid the grave and left only a mound of flowers.

The Klein Murder

About the only subject of conversation upon the streets of the city

yesterday was that of the Sunday night homicide. The large number of extra papers issued by the Record Union containing the interesting statement of Miss Weizel met with ready sale and were exhausted long before noon. That statement, one of the most cool and remarkable on record, was discussed from every conceivable standpoint.

A reporter called at the city prison last evening and visited Miss

Weizel in her cell. She said she did not sleep any Sunday night, had been quite ill yesterday forenoon, and looked pale and somewhat careworn. She greeted the reporter with a pleasant salutation, and said she was quite comfortable. She had received a call from both her father and mother during the day. She asked many questions about the deceased, especially regarding the post mortem. At the close of the conversation, which was brief, she said: “It’s really too bad, isn’t it? But then I don’t regret what I have done in the least. He is better off than I am, my condition considered.” The inquest will be held at the Coroner’s office this evening. A post mortem examination was made yesterday, which showed that the bullet entered the back of the head, ranged forward, struck against the forehead and bounded back into the brain. The skull was shattered badly. A reporter stepped yesterday into the gunsmith store where Miss Wiezel purchased the pistol she used, and made some inquiries, which developed the fact that some weeks ago she visited the place and expressed a wish to purchase such a weapon. Mr. ECKHARDT, the gunsmith, expressed surprise, and she said her brother was going into the mountains and she wanted to make him a present.  After selecting a pistol, she requested him to load it, and, when he doubted the advisability of doing so, said it would look better if her present was given in condition ready for use. Last Saturday morning she called at the store again and asked to change the weapon for another, and selected and “Indian bulldog.”

John SPICER, who has a watermelon ranch of ten acres near Bryte’s milk dairy, above Washington, promised J.H. CORBIN that he would send him a ripe melon before any were in the market, and yesterday he redeemed his promise.  His “fruit” is so far advanced that he will ship several hundred to-day.

Though several boats were out yesterday searching for the body of Charles LIGHT, who was drowned at the mouth of the American river on Sunday, it has not yet been recovered. Two divers have been engaged to search for the body, and will begin this morning. The river at the place where he was drowned is twelve feet deep. L.F. SHEPHERD announces a reward of $50 for the body’s recovery.

William E. CARPENTER, familiarly known as “Lige” Carpenter, an old resident of Washington, was examined by the Commissioners of Lunacy on Sunday and committed to the Asylum at Stockton to which institution he was taken by Deputy Sheriff KARCHER yesterday morning. Sunday night, while confined in the County Jail he was very violent. He has been confined in the asylum heretofore.

H.C. FRASIER, who has been on the coast many years as representative of the Westinghouse Air-Brake Company, left for Burlington last evening to attend, as representative of the Westinghouse Company, the meeting of the committee appointed some time since by the Convention of Master Car Builders, to test the workings of automatic brakes of various patents and designs. He will be absent about six weeks.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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Sacramento Bee

Friday Evening, August 20, 1886

 

                    Personal Notes

  J. H. MILLER, of Latrobe, was here yesterday.

  Dr. W.E. BIGGS went to Sant Cruz yesterday.

  Mrs. S.P. MILLIKEN went to Santa Cruz this morning.

  Charles KELSER, of Stillwater, Nevada, is in Sacramento.

  State Prison Director DEVLIN went to Stockton yesterday.

  County Clerk HAMILTON has gone hunting in the mountains.

  Mrs. Samuel C.  MOTT left for the Bay this morning.

  Ali ESTILL has returned from an extended visit to the Bay and other places.

  Supervisor B.U. STEINMAN went to Santa Cruz this morning to join his family.

  Charles A. WETMORE, State Viticulture officer, came up from San Francisco to-day.

  Ex-Assemblyman COLEMAN, of Alpine, was on the west-bound overland train this morning.

 

                    “GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?”

 The Pros and Cons of the Sacramento Police Court

 The Police Court was detained in session a little longer this morning than usual - the calender being somewhat extensive. But the weather was cool and the officers in good humor, and business was expedited.

  In the matter of Ah TIT, charged with burglary, the evidence did not warrant holding the prisoner, so he was discharged.

  The Court rendered its reserved decision in the case of Joseph BILEMAN, the embezzler recently employed canvassing for the Bee, who was tried yesterday, and who robbed the paper out of about $300. The decision was brief, and simply to the effect that the charge had been fully proven and that the defendant was guilty. Bileman waived the time for sentence, and the Court fined him in the sum of $125, or, in default of such payment, to serve the community for four months and five days in jail.

  David JONES, a chock-headed peach-blow blond, who pilfered two dimes from a little boy on Front street a couple of days ago, got a month’s retirement.

  Mrs. HUGHES, one of the quarrelsome quartet who make a howling wilderness of the alley between Third and Fourth, L and M streets, had her part of the conduct ventilated. The evidence went to show that Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. McCARTHY, alias FARR, have kept the alley in a disgusting commotion since their advent to the delectable quarters they occupy. It appears to be one of those post holes that are frequent in some towns and that require severe remedies on the part of the police. The woman has a helpless Infant which she has been neglecting, and perhaps starving, and these facts coming to the knowledge of the Court the officers were ordered to produce the child in Court, when the Judge will make the proper order for its care and safety. After the Hughes woman had strenuously essayed to prove an alibi by her own unsupported declaration, the Court found her guilty. She assumed a huge disgust when she found herself outsworn and asked immediate sentence. “Forty days in the County Jail.”

 James D. RYAN, a young roustabout, was permitted to withdraw his plea of not guilty of disturbing the peace jointly with Mrs. Hughes and her fellow householders, and he then pleaded guilty to having been drunk. He was astonished to find that the Court did not appreciate his desire to expedite business when he heard he had to take lodgings in the basement of the Court-house for 20 days.

  Mary McCARTHY, alias, FARR, and John CORLEY, the remaining half of the delectable four, had their cases continued till the 27th. Mary is too old a stager to trust her case to the consideration of one man and that man one who is so well acquainted with her. So she fell back on her prerogative and asked that she be tried by a jury.

  Louisa BIANCA will be tried to-morrow for battery.

  Indian Sam guzzled too much beer yesterday and was utterly oblivious as to who sold it to him, but honestly admitted that he had been drunk, and the Court ordered him to contribute $5 of his means to the municipal wants, or wrap his blanket about him and sweat it out for five days.

  Robert MILLER, O. PETERSON and wife, Mrs. DALEY, John DOE and Mrs. ALEMEDA were present, charged by Henry A. CAULFIELD with assault with a deadly weapon. There were absent some of the John DOES necessary as witnesses, so the matter was continued to 1 o’clock this afternoon, when it is hoped that the Does will be forthcoming.

 

                    AN INSOLVENT CASE

A. Paquin and Victor Lemay Come Before the Courts

 In June 1885, A. PAQUIN kept the Pacific Hotel Saloon. A short time prior he obtained on credit from San Francisco business houses a lot of liquors and cigars, worth over $2,000. A few days after, Paquin’s saloon was closed, his father-in-law, Victor LEMAY, having put on the attachment. The saloon was attached for over $500 that Lemay says Paquin owed him. The creditors of Paquin heard of this, and made him go into insolvency, so as to get back their property.

   The creditors allege that Paquin did not pay them a cent, and that he concealed this property from his creditors and had his place attached by Lemay to defraud them. After a sharp contest between Paquin and his creditors, D.E. ALEXANDER was appointed assignee to take charge of the property and try and recover what where was left. It seems the assignee failed to get all the property, having received only about $200. On the 18th the assignee brought suit against Victor Lemay for $2,300, the value of the property that Paquin got from his creditors. The complaint alleges that Paquin, before the commencement of the insolvency proceedings against him, fraudulently and without consideration, delivered, transferred, gave and conveyed to Lemay - for the purpose of preventing his property from coming to the hands of the assignee and being distributed in satisfaction of his debts, and to conceal said property from his creditors and his assignee, and to defraud his creditors - certain of his property, consisting of wines, liquors, cigars and cigarettes, of the value of $2,300, which property of Paquin Lemay then and there, pursuant to said fraudulent conspiracy, willfully, secretly and fraudulently received and concealed, for the purpose and with the intent of defrauding the creditors of Paquin, and to prevent the property form being given to the creditors, and that Lemay ever since had the property, and has converted it to his own use. Clinton WHITE is the attorney for the assignee.

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

 The Chinamen who were wounded last Sunday in Chinatown have been sent to the County Hospital.

  George D. GARDNER is being examined this afternoon by the Lunacy Commissioners as to his sanity.

For the luxury of beating a chicken peddler George FOLEY was fined $13 by Justice HOLLAND a day or two since.

  Constable HARVEY is looking for Chin DONG, who is wanted for battery on a fellow Celestial, one Ah DOCK by title.

  John MACKEY, who was arrested here a day or two ago for grand larceny, committed at the Bay, has been taken there by officer BURKE.

  The silver palace sleepers that were used in carrying the G.A.R. visitors to Ogden are returning, two and three on every overland train that arrives now.

  Dr LATHAM has shipped to T.H. GOEDMAN, Oakland, seven boxes of House Seekers and G.A.R. edition, of the Bee, to be distributed in hotels and on cars and other places.

  That healer of the police force, officer FARREN, is now trying his healing powers of the nervous system of a man brought to the station-house in almost extremes from a protracted attack of mania petu.

  The Railroad Company is being annoyed by tramps passing through the passenger trains at Davisville, begging for money. At the Junction the other day, a tramp snatched a valise out of the hands of a passenger.

  There are only twenty-two prisoners in the county jail, nine of whom are doing service in the chaingang cleaning up the stalls about the Park. This time last year there were between twenty and thirty in the chaingang cleaning the Park.

 
Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com

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Sacramento Bee

Monday August 23, 1886 

HELD TO ANSWER

Henry Webber Charged with the Recent Fire at Folsom

The Testimony Brought Out at the Examination

Henry WEBBER, the young man charged with having set the fire which destroyed a large portion of the town of Folsom on the day of August 13th, had an examination before Justice Hartford ANDERSON on Saturday. Frank ESTABROOK appeared as counsel for defendant. There was no one present to conduct the prosecution. The complaint was sworn to the J.C.G. MULLER, on e of the losers of the fire. The first witness was john WHITE, of Auburn. He testified that he was in Folsom on the day of the fire. He was in the WEBBER Building on the day of the fire and while there saw defendant. Witness was standing about 15 or 20 feet from the lower portion of the building, and there was no fire there that he saw. He saw defendant go into the portion of the building where the fire caught and saw him come out again. Defendant invited witness out to take a glass of beer, and they went into ZIMMERMAN’s saloon. They drank the beer, stepped out of the saloon, and

IMMEDIATELY THERE WAS A CRY OF FIRE.

The saloon was only about seventy-five feet from the Webber building. It was not more than six or ten minutes from the time they left the Webber building until they heard the cry of fire. Witness said he asked defendant how it was when he was in the building last, but received no reply. While attempts were being made to put the fire out young WEBBER said to witness: “It is no use trying to put the fire out, as everything is gone.” During the fire witness told defendant twice that he (defendant) was in the building last before the fire started, and defendant made no reply. When the cry of fire was raised witness and others rushed into the main building, but could form no idea of where the fire started, as the structure was all ablaze. Witness was with defendant not more that ten minutes. WEBBER was telling about a difficulty he had had with his father, and asked witness to see his father about paying him more wages. Subsequent to the fire witness saw the elder WEBBER standing on the sidewalk in front of the store.

Louis T. YAGER testified that he was in the barber-shop nearly opposite when the fire broke out. He saw the flames in the rear of Webber’s. Blue flames came out, and a dense, black smoke. Witness

SMELLED BURNING COAL-OIL

When he reached the rear of the building. Witness had heard defendant say that if his (Webber’s ) father did not pay him he would get even; he would burn him.

J.C.G. MULLER testified that he was in his place of business - which adjoins Webber’s - when the fire started. The alarm was given that there was a fire in the rear of witness’ place, and he ran back and saw a fire in a chicken-coop, which Mr. WEBBER had built on a level with his sleeping room, out in the back yard. Witness ran back into his place, seized two hand grenades, threw them into the flames, and at that instant witness saw the fire

SHOOT UP THROUGH THE INSIDE OF THE BEDROOM

In the shape of a pyramid of flame. Witness said he had heard Henry WEBBER say he had worked for his father, did not receive pay, and he would get even with him - he would scorch him as quick as that (making a motion with his hands as if lighting a match.)

Question by ESTABROOK - “Do you remember, Mr. MULLER, having said to defendant that business was very dull and you had a good mind to burn the whole thing out?”

The witness sprang to his feet excitedly when this question was put, and cried out emphatically that he did not say so. It took several minutes and a half dozen men to quiet the witness, who lost nearly all his property by the fire and did not have a dollar of insurance.

Resuming, witness said he had had no enmity toward defendant.

Peter YAGER said he was only a short distance away when the fire broke out. He ran to the fire, and his first remark was:

“SMELL THE COAL OIL; THE AIR IS FULL OF IT.”

Witness said he threw one bucket of water on the fire, and before he could procure a second the whole interior of the building was in flames. The smoke was very black-just such smoke as coal oil makes.

In accordance with the above testimony, Justice ANDERSON made the following order:

The forgoing was the testimony takes in the above entitled case, and it appearing therefrom that the crime charged, to wit: arson, has been committed and that the defendant is guilty thereof, it is therefor ordered that he be held to answer to the Superior Court on said charge, and that he may be admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000.

POLICE COURT PICKINGS

Prisoners in for Battery, Larceny and Drunkenness

Louisa BLANCO was up before Judge HENRY in the Police Court this morning for a battery that she committed upon Mrs. Kate CAMPBELL. The defendant is an Italian and does not understand the English language, while the prosecuting witness is a native of Ireland, with a rich brogue. Both reside in a house in the alley running from L to M between Second and Third streets. Louisa lives in the upper story and Kate down stairs. A week ago last Saturday both got into a war of words about a chicken that ran into Kate’s part of the house. The result of the invasion was that Louisa, who was on the upper porch, threw a shoe at Kate, which struck her in the forehead and eye, leaving a beauty spot. The testimony as given by Kate and Louisa was very funny. Kate testified in a rich brogue, giving her side of the story and Louisa gave hers by the aid of an interpreter. Kate got greatly excited while she was on the stand. The shoe that caused all this trouble before his honor, was offered in evidence. Louisa said that Kate received the injuries to her forehead from Kate’s husband, who is in the habit of fighting with her.

A colored woman who witnessed the difficulty, said she saw Louisa throw the shoe at Kate. The defendant was found guilty and ordered to appear for sentence to-morrow morning.

The names of Ah GONG, Ah TOY and Ah MAY were next called. They were charged for exhibiting. The first two forfeited deposit of $5, while Ah MAY, through her attorney, demanded to be tried, as she claimed that she is married, and not engaged in the business with which she is charged. The City Attorney asked that she give bonds. To this lawyer BROWN, the defendant’s counsel, objected. The City Attorney said it was a bad precedent to follow to allow deposits to be made. The Judge refused to made the defendant give bonds. The case was continued until to-morrow.

Adeline HARBER was tried on a charge of battery, that she committed upon her husband, G.E. HARBER, yesterday morning at their residence, 1625 K street. Adeline is a woman of very quick temper, and is in the habit of snapping and growling at her husband. She has appeared heretofore in the Police Court. A few days ago she got a pistol that belonged to George and refused to hand it to him when requested. Yesterday morning her quick temper got the best of her again, and resulted in her striking her husband over one of his eyes with a pitcher, which cut a deep gash, smashing the pitcher in pieces. It required the services of a physician to mend the wounds. George came to the conclusion that as she had his pistol, she would be liable to do some one an injury with it, and caused her arrest. She told the officer that she threw the pistol away. After being locked up she told where the pistol was, and it was found. She was kept in jail all night. After the testimony of HARBER was given, she told Judge HENRY her side of the story, which was that she struck HARBER with the pitcher as he was in the act of striking her. The Judge acquitted her, giving her the benefit of the doubt.

John FITZPATRICK is a carpenter and a drunk. When he is intoxicated he is one of the most annoying men in town. Such a nuisance is he that he is not wanted at the jail. He has been arrested a number of times, kept over night and then let go, to go back to his family. The officers have got tired of him, with the result that he had a charge placed against him. He was fined $5.

Etta KING pleaded not guilty to a charge of petit larceny. The case was continued until to-morrow.

Ah LET also pleaded guilty to a charge of petit larceny. He will be tried Wednesday.

Henry WOLF was a prisoner on a charge of vagrancy, preferred by officers RIDER & AGNER. After he was released the other day from jail, where he had been on a charge of petit larceny, which could not be proven against him, he called on the City Attorney and asked him to collect a debt of $18 that was due him, as he said he wanted to leave town for fear that he was going to be arrested. It seems his prediction was right. When asked what his plea was, he said he would leave it all to the City Attorney, and what he said would suit him. This, however, did not meet with the approval of the City Attorney, who said , as far as the charge was concerned, he knew nothing of it, only the debt, and he would try and collect it for him, as he told him. The prisoner entered a plea of not guilty, and the case was continued until to-morrow.

Mary FARR came into Court and signified her intention of pleading guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace that was preferred against her. She was fined $5. 

LOCAL BREVITIES

 

The close season for salmon commences on September 1st and lasts one month.

Chinatown is quiet again, all the Mongolians who came here to pick hops having left for the fields.

The deadlock between the hop-growers and pickers has been broken. The pickers will get 85 cents per hundred.

Eight boxes of cigars, seven razors and ten boxes of cheroots were stolen from a Roseville store yesterday by tramps.

John GERBER declares that he will not, under any circumstances, accept the Democratic nomination for Sheriff.

The Sacramento Building and Loan Association will hold its annual meeting September 6th, at the office of the secretary, A. LEONARD.

There is scarcely a member of the Legislature in town, they having disappeared to San Francisco and Los Angeles. With the members nearly all the attaches have flown.

The members of the Odd Fellows’ Relief Committee have chartered the steamer Captain Dwyer, and with their families they will go on a pleasure trip up the river next Sunday.

A small shed in the alley, N and O, Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets, was burned down this afternoon. No alarm was turned in. The hose company at Nineteenth and L went to the scene of the fire.

The Fish Commissioners’ tug, Governor Stoneman, is having a new and larger propellor placed in her, and is also receiving a thorough overhauling and painting. She will be in operation again about the first of the month.

A boy by the name of HALL is held at the city jail as a runaway. His father, who resides in San Francisco, has been notified, but no answer has been received from him yet. If no answer is received soon the boy will be turned loose.

Chief DILLMAN was handling a small pistol this morning, in his office, when all of a sudden the trigger slipped from his fingers and the firearm was discharged. Officer AGNER, who was near by, came near receiving the bullet in his hip.

A loud explosion was heard in the vicinity of Fourth and K last evening, causing a crowd to collect there. The explosion was only a ruse to get an audience for a street preacher who wanted to talk, so he had one of his followers fire off a bomb.

William TORMEY, Janitor of the State Capital, was presented with a fine ebony cane, gold-mounted, by his fellow-employes on Saturday. The presentation speech was made by Martin Steinmetz, and Mr. TORMEY responded. All hands partook of liquid refreshments afterwards, and there were toasts and speeches.

At the last regular meeting of Capitol Lodge, I.O.G.T., the following officers were duly installed: P.W.C.T., A.N. GUNN; W.C.T., C.E. BROWN; W.R.H.S., Miss M. SULLIVAN; W.D.H.S., Miss M. HOWE; W.R. Sec., Charles LUCE; W.F. Sec., Mrs. Lucy E. MEAD; W. Treas., W.H.B. KELLUM; W.M., J. HUNTOON; W.D.M., Miss L. WALLACE; W.L.G., Miss Susie FAY; W.O.G., Mrs. STONE; W.C., Wm. FOSTER. Delegates to the Grand Lodge - Mrs. C.P. HUNTOON and Mrs. Lucy E. MEAD. Alternates - A.M. ARBURTUS and A.N. GUNN. 

A Fireman Injured

Assistant Chief Engineer M. O’MEARA, while lifting a coil of fire-hose Saturday, received injuries that have caused him to be confined to his bed. He is still suffering from the injuries that he received a few months ago by being thrown out of a buggy while going to a fire. At last accounts he was getting well. 

Another Baseball Club

The Nemo Baseball Club has organized and elected the following officers: Hiram JOHNSON, Manager; Ed. CAVANAUGH, Captain, and Ed. TAYLOR, Secretary and Treasurer. The other members of the club are “West” STUBBS, FEHL, GOLDIE, MILIKEN, BIDWELL, SEYMOUR and DUGGAN. The club is ready to receive challenges from any clubs, outside of the State Leagues. This club has organized for the purpose of “Downing” the Snowflakes. 

 

RAN FOR THE NEW MASCOT

The Atlas Down the Pioneers in the Ninth Inning

McLaughlin Did It with His Little Home Run.

The Atlas yesterday crossed bats with the Pioneers, whom they have dubbed, with some reasons, their evil geniuses. The crowd was even larger than that which witnessed the Alta-Greenhood game last Sunday, the increased attendance being partly due to a desire to see Charles SWEENEY, the Alta’s new pitcher, late of the St. Louis Maroons. SWEENEY is, without exception, the most graceful man that has been seen in the box on this coast. He pitches without apparent effort, with both feet on the ground, and none of the preliminary and attendant hopping and dancing which seems to be necessary to other pitchers’ effectiveness. He is unequaled as a base watcher, and shows great coolness at all times. He yesterday struck out five men, gave one base on balls, and had seven base hits made off him. McMULLEN struck out nine, gave two men bases on balls, and was batted for six hits. The comparison is apparently in favor of McMULLEN, but it should be remembered that the Atlas always fan more numerously than their opponents, because they will not take proper practice in batting at curve pitching; and then again, the Pioneers are the “sluggers” of the League. There is, therefore, no reason why the Atlas should not be well pleased with their pitcher. He received the usual steady support from the nine, McLAUGHLIN, in particular, distinguishing himself by his catching and throwing to the bases. FISHER played too short a left field and allowed, in consequence, a fly ball from BUCKLEY to escape him, and gave CAVENY an opportunity of getting in a three-bagger.

The Atlas won the toss. In the first inning neither side scored, although SWEENEY made a gallant dash for the home-plate and almost made it. In the Pioneers’ second inning HAYES got first on MEAGHER’s wild throw, was advanced by BUCKLEY’s hit and scored because AHERN has not learned to throw the ball with any precision to the home-plate. The Atlas, in their third inning, tied the score, AHERN making a base-hit and being brought in after two men were out by SWEENEY’s hit. In the sixth inning the Pioneers again took the lead, CAVENY making a three-bagger and being brought in after two men were out, by HAYES’ hit. No more runs were made until the Atlas came in for their last inning. ROBERTSON, by judicious waiting got his base on balls, and McLAUGHLIN following him, caught the ball on the nose of the bat and drove it far out into right field, just about where HARDIE knocked it several weeks ago. It struck the smooth ground and rolled on, the spectators scampering out of the way to give it plenty of room. It was returned to the home-plate just too late to prevent McLAUGHLIN scoring a home run, he coming close behind ROBERTSON. A deafening yell rose from the audience as McLAUGHLIN scored the winning run, and he was at once surrounded by a solid mass of men and boys trying to shake hands with him, and apparently bent on carrying him off the diamond.

The game throughout was well played and interesting , as the close score, the few number of errors made, the few “times at the bat,” and the time of the game will sufficiently indicate to experts. The Pioneers have now a remarkably strong fielding and batting nine, and should have beaten both the Haverlys and the Greenhoods in the last games with those clubs. McMULLEN, their pitcher, has improved very much since he has been with them. CARROLL, the catcher, who is sometimes very weak behind the bat, played an excellent game yesterday.

Following is the official score 

Atlas   T.B. R. B.H. B.S. P.O. A. E.

Sweeney, p    3  0  2  1  0  10  0

Meagher, 3d b   4  0  0  0  1  1  1

Robertson, 2d b    3   1  0  0  5  5  1

McLaughlin, c   4  1  2  0  6  4  0

Flint, c.f.   3  0  0  0  1  0  0

Fisher, l.f.   3  0  0  0  1  0  0

Ahern, 1st b   3  1  2  1  11  0  0 

Newbert, s.s   3  0  0  0  0  0  0

Hilbert, r.f.   3  0  0  0  2  0  1 

Totals   20 3 6 2 27 20 3 

Pioneers  T.B. R. B.H. B.S. P.O. A. R.

Caveny, r.f.   4  1  1  0  5  0  0

Taylor, l.f.   3  0  1  0  0  0  0 

Gagus, s.s.   4  0  0  0  1  2  1

Hayes, 3d b   4  1  1  0  0  2  1 

Buckley, 2d b   4  0  3  1  3  0  0

Perrier, c.f.   4  0  0  0  1  0  0

Powers, 1st b   3  0  1  0 11  1  0

Carroll, c   3  0  0  0  2  2  0

McMullen, p   3  0  0  0  1  17  0 

Totals   36  2  7  1 24* 24  2

*No one out in the ninth.  

Runs by Innings  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Atlas   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

Pioneers  0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 

Earned runs - Atlas 1, Pioneers 1. Home run - McLAUGHLIN. Three-base hit-CAVENY. Two-base hit-BUCKLEY. First base on errors - Atlas 2, Pioneers 3. First base on balls-Atlas 2, Pioneers 1. Struck out - By McLAUGHLIN 9, SWEENEY 5. Left on bases - Atlas 2, Pioneers 4. Double play-SWEENEY, McLAUGHLIN, ROBERTSON and AHERN. Passed balls - McLAUGHLIN 1, CARROLL, 1. Umpire - H.C. CHAPMAN. Time - 1:40 Official scorer - Will H. YOUNG. 

Baseball Notes

The Brighton Club defeated the Johnson Boys, of this city, yesterday, at Recreation Park, by a score of 15 to 11.

The Californias tallied a well-earned victory over the Knickerbockers yesterday afternoon by defeating them at Central Park in the presence of a large crowd. The score was 5 to 6. McCORD occupied the box for the Californias, and was ably supported by Mike DePANGHER, who did some wonderful back-stop work. DOLAN, formerly of the Atlas, pitched for the Knickerbockers.

The Haverlys managed to crawl out of another small hole yesterday ,and scored a victory when defeat seemed almost certain. The game was a good one, and was witnessed by the largest crowd that has assembled on the Alameda grounds this season. The Greenhood and Morans virtually lost the game through errors of their own. Both pitchers were very effective, but VAN HALTERN, more so than INCELL. The score stood 4 to 3 in favor of the Haverly

 

Off for Los Angeles

The Republican delegates to the State Convention held a meeting at E.K. ALSIP’s office Saturday evening. A.J. RHOADS was elected Chairman of the delegation and Colonel W.B. BURTIS Secretary. It was decided that the delegation would give undivided support to Judge T.B. McFARLAND for Supreme Justice, Joseph McKENNA for Congress and A. ABBOTT for Railroad Commissioner. No action was taken on a candidate for Governor, but the delegation is almost “solid” for REED.

The special car engaged by the delegation departed this evening, containing the following persons: A.J. RHOADES, Col. W. B. BURTIS, Hon. Newton BOOTH, Judge S. C. DENSON, Judge BLANCHARD and Thos. FRAZER, of Placerville, Hon. C.T. JONES, Hon. Chris GREEN, Dr. H. LATHAM, Hon. Wm. JOHNSTON, Hon. G.W. HANCOCK, Geo. C. McMULLEN, Hon. Dwight HOLLISTER, W.F. HUNTOON, A.J. JOHNSTON, E.K. ALSIP, C.N. SNELL, James C. SEPULVEDA, B.W. CAVANAUGH, Ed. F. TAYLOR, C.K. McCLATCHY and Geo. W. JACKSON. 

A GOOD CIRCUS

Sells Brothers’ circus gave two performances here Saturday. It is estimated that nearly 4,000 people attended the entertainment in the evening. The menagerie contained some very fine animals - especially the elephants, camels, giraffe and hippopotami - and the performers in the ring were all good. The contortionists and performers on the flying trapeze excelled any ever seen here before. The only point in which the circus is really weak is in the equestrian department, as none of the riding was first-class. 

A Chinese Festival      

The dragon flag is floating over the Chinese Masonic Hall, at Fifth and I streets. The Gee King Tong Society, which has a membership on this coast of over 22,000, is holding its annual celebration or festival. Once a year the members of the society throughout the world hold a grand festival called Tar Tzen. This festival lasts four days and three nights.

 

THE CITY TRUSTEES

A Quiet Meeting Held of Sacramento Fathers

The Board of City Trustees met this morning - all the members present. 

H.C. WOLF, Chief Engineer of the Water Works, reported that 37,347,250 gallons of water had been pumped during the preceding week.

J.O. COLEMAN, Secretary of the General Committee of the Grand Army Reception, reported that the expenditures were $4,488, the receipts something over $3,900 - leaving a balance of $504.82 unpaid. He asked that the Trustees allow this amount.

Mayor BROWN said he thought the affair the most successful and creditable ever gotten up in this city, and he favored allowing the amount.

Trustees JONES and RYAN concurred, and the clerk was ordered to draw a warrant for the sum asked.

Mayor BROWN said he desired to return thanks to those appointed by the Board to act with the General Committee in making the reception a grand success for the energetic and efficient way in which they performed their duties.

 BILLS ALLOWED

The following bills were read and allowed: Guthrie Bros., $7.40; J.W. WATT, $196.50; M.R. ROSE, $29.50; Ed. GOEPEL, $9.80; C.K. ADAMS, $8.40; M. McELANY, $5; F.E. HOUGHTON, $26.25; A. KING, $24; P.O’HARA, $10; Samuel NATHAN, $4; Thos. J. BALLOW, $25.75; Henry WITTPEN, $24; John GALVIN, $12; John LYNCH, $12; Thos. COTTER, $15; A.MALATESTA, $8; Frank MILLER, $504.82; C. NELSON, $29; Guthrie Bros., $2.65; Henry SCHULMEYER, $32.64; T.D. SCRIVER, $4; C.S. HOUGHTON, $26.10; Day & Joy, $27.40; J.T. BARRON, $8; P. McGINNISS, $12; Sacramento Lumber Co., $172.45; A. MEISS, $8; A. GRUBBS, $9; George MURRAY, $1,044. Wm. SNARR, $702.

CITY FINANCES

J.N. PORTER, City Treasurer, made the following report of moneys received and paid out of the treasury during July:

Balance on hand July 1, 1886 - $207,475.31

Received during the month - $ 11,263.63 - $218,738.94

Paid out during the month - $ 30,662.56

Balance August 1, 1886 - $179,076.88 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS

It was ordered that the assessment roll for the improvement of G street, from the west line of Fourteenth to the east line of Sixteenth, be approved, and property owners notified that they have 30 days in which to pay the same.

It was ordered that the City Engineer prepare plans and specifications for constructing a sewer in the alley between J and K, Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 
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Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday Evening, September 21, 1886

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

  TYNAN & O’MALLEY will give a social at Jacob’s Hall Thursday evening.

  Governor STONEMAN has appointed John B. HEWITT a Notary Public, to reside at Red Bluff.

  The premium of $15 for the best two-seated open wagon was awarded to A. MEISTER, Sacramento.

  The State Convention of the Y.M.C.A. convenes at Los Angeles October 21st and continues three days.

  Warden SHIRLEY, of San Quentin, to-day paid into the State Treasury $7,113, proceeds of the sale of jute.

  A concert by young children is to be given on October 4th, under the auspices of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

  Senator STANFORD’s private car has been thoroughly overhauled at the railroad shops here, and departed for Oakland yesterday.

  In the divorce case of Adelia MITCHELL vs. Dellmore Mitchell, default of defendant was this morning entered in Department One of the Superior Court.

  D.H. GILLIS, who was so severely injured four months ago while in the discharge of his duties as a locomotive fireman, has recovered so that this morning he resumed his former occupation.

  A horse belonging to John BLACK, the baker, attached to a spring wagon, ran away from Fifth and J streets this morning. The animal was stopped at Second and L, and but little damage was done.

  A fire in SOLOVEN’s tailor shop, on K street, early yesterday morning, did considerable damage to clothing. Members of the hook and ladder company put out the fire with a Babcock extinguisher.

  Deputy Grand Dictator L. BELL last evening at the hall of California Lodge, No. 1,580, Knights of  Honor, installed P. KAVANAUGH as Guide and Carl STROBEL as Chaplain, for the balance of the unexpired term.

  Yesterday the steamer City of Stockton carried passengers from San Francisco to Stockton for 10 cents. The opposition steamer, the T.C. WALKER, had out a canvas sign: “To Stockton, 25 cents; meals and berths, 25 cents each.”

  Everybody is looking forward with pleasurable anticipation to next Saturday’s Democratic primary election. A red hot time is expected, and the indications point to two tickets in every precinct in the city.

  The Commissioners of Lunacy on yesterday examined Owen FINNERTY - arrested Saturday on suspicion of insanity - and ordered him discharged, not deeming him sufficiently insane to be committed. Finnerty’s hallucination is that the police long ago robbed him of $1,100, which he wants returned.

   Walter WELLIEY, a young man who put in an appearance at the station house yesterday afternoon and asked protection from a “spiritualistic woman,” who, he claimed, was persecuting him was examined by the Commissioners of Lunacy this morning and ordered committed to Stockton.

  Jacob CRADER who has lived here several years, died Sunday night of hemorrhage of the lungs, after a brief illness. He was a native of Illinois, aged 55 years. Deceased was a charter member of Union Lodge, No. 28, A.O.U.W., under the auspices of which organization he was buried to-day.

 

                    Jailer Leavy Settled Them

  Night Jailer LEAVY was sitting in the shade of the lamp at the police station Sunday morning, at 2:25 o’clock, when he observed a man on the window-sill of the office, in the act of looking in to see if any one was on hand. Leavy sneaked up behind, and before the stranger knew he was about he was landed into the street, and received such reminder that he will not dare to show his face again around the station house.

  During last week Leavy detected an individual who desired to communicate with the prisoners through the iron grating window. There is no fear that the individual will be around again. The window of the big cell is so situated that the prisoners in it can be easily communicated with on the outside. Jailer Leavy has been keeping a sharp lookout, so as to prevent weapons from passing into the hands of the prisoners.

 

                    “Better Than a $65 Machine”

  The Bee has apparently struck a popular chord in selling to its subscribers a first-class sewing machine with all the attachments at the actual cost of manufacture. It has thus placed within the reach of the poorest an article almost indispensable. The Bee’s High Arm Premium machine, sold for $22, is guaranteed to be equal to the best machine in the market, and will give entire satisfaction. Below is still another of the many unsolicited testimonials received from grateful purchasers:

                    CORNING, Cal., September 7, 1886

 Messrs: James McClatchy & Co. - Sirs: The Premium sewing machine that I ordered from you came in due time, and gives entire satisfaction. It is a better machine than the one I gave $65 for a year ago. The freight was $2.90.

  Yours truly, Wilson HART

 Samples of this machine may be seen at the Bee office, and its merits are pointed out in the advertisement.

 

                    Adding to the Snow Sheds

  Four gangs of carpenters, under the direction of Arthur BROWN, are repairing the weak spots of the snow-sheds. A great deal of new shed has been built this season, over a mile of new shed having been erected at Tamarack. The sheds that have been made new have been made higher than the old, so a brakeman can stand erect on a car instead of stooping. More work has been done this season on show–sheds than has been done for the past four years. To give travelers an opportunity to see the mountains, sliding doors have been put in the sheds that have been built this season.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 
 
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Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday, October 19, 1886

 

                    DID SAUNDERS COMMIT SUICIDE?

A Question Which Is to be Decided in the Superior Court

 The case of Amelia SAUNDERS vs. the Pacific Mutual Insurance Company is on trial to-day in Department Two of the Superior Court, Judge VAL FEET presiding. The jury is as follows: L. LOTHHAMMER, John STEPHENS, V. STRAUCH, Milton TWIGGS, H.C. HOWARD, Thomas SAYLES, N.J. BRUNDEGE, H.G. MAY, Maurice GILMAN, Joseph HEINTZ, William NEEDHART, John DAVIS.

  The plaintiff is the widow of the late J.B. SAUNDERS, who for years was cashier of the freight department of the Central Pacific Railroad in this city. On the 29th day of last January Mr. SAUNDERS was drowned from a barge at the foot of N street. At the time of his death he held two policies in the Pacific Mutual - one a life insurance policy for $2,000, the other an accident policy, the terms of which were that if he were disabled by an accident he would receive $25 per week while unable to labor, and that if the injury resulted in death his heirs would receive $-,000. This latter policy was taken out only a few hours prior to his death. The defense will claim that Mr. Saunders’ death was the result of suicide, while the prosecution will seek to establish that it was an accident. This will be the main issue, as the policies ha– a provision stating that suicides will be debarred from the privileges contained therein. Charles N. FOX and A.P. CATLIN are attorneys for the defense and Grove L. JOHNSON for the prosecution.

 

                    A Prisoner’s Little Joke

 John GUIDRY, Under-Sheriff of Butte county, was in the city to-day, on his way to Oroville from San Quentin. He had taken a prisoner named HYNES to that prison, where he will remain five years. Hynes had become playful while in jail at Oroville as a vagrant for thirty days. He consented one day to allow a fellow-prisoner, a burglar from Chico, to act as the vagrant, while he (Hynes) would play the burglar. The jail officers did not know the men apart, and consequently when the supposed vagrant had served his thirty days he was turned lose. Then the time came for the burglar’s trial that individual was missing, and Hynes related the story of their scheme. His conviction for a crime of that kind was the first that has been made in the State, and Judge WILSON, of San Francisco, who presided at the case, said he would make the sentence heavy enough to serve as a warning to playful prisoners in the future.

 
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The Daily Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Monday Evening, October 25, 1886

 

                    A DASTARDLY MURDER

The Confession Made by One of the Parties Arrested

How Erickson Was Killed by George H. Kuntz

 Following is the confession of ORR, one of the men arrested for the recent murder of Erickson:

 I have resided in Humboldt and Trinity counties for the past four years. I first met George H. KUNTZ on the 22d day of February, 1886, at a dance at DUNCAN’s in Hetten Chow Valley. Kuntz invited me to visit his place, and I met him there last June. Kuntz was not at home when I got there, and I waited three or four days until he returned. We went out on a hunting trip, and then Kuntz told me his hired man was going to quit. I asked him for the job, and he told me to come and try it awhile. I brought my wife to the ranch after awhile. During this time Kuntz hinted points toward ERICKSON continually. About three weeks after my arrival there Kuntz said that a man could get $500 or more to kill Erickson. I asked him if a man did kill Erickson would he get the money. I said that, if caught, a man would have to spend $500 to clear himself. Kuntz said he would spend $500 to keep him out of jail. In July, during the trial of Erickson, Kuntz talked more freely.

                    ABOUT DISPOSING OF ERICKSON

 On July 4th I told him I would get away with his man. Kuntz said I could do it nicely, and mapped out everything clear to me, and said there was a party who would give me $500 or more. He would not tell me who the party was. Kuntz was to stand by me. I told my wife about it. She was very decisive in her “no.”  About the middle of August Kuntz went to Weaverville to attend the Erickson trial. While he was absent I went to Hettenchow to get a girl, but did not get one. My wife told me Kuntz was mad because I took a house. I told her he could go to h–l. I had the blues and intended to quit. I told Kuntz I was going to quit, and he told me he would give me $50 per month for the time I was with him if I could stay. Continuing, he said if somebody got away with Erickson he would get the $500 for me - that is,

                    PROVIDING I DID NOT BLOW ON HIM.

  I said I would stay. He enjoined me to say nothing to my wife. On Monday, September 6th, I went to Trogden’s. While passing Erickson’s I saw him and his men packing up the train. I went inside the corral and spoke to the men, and went as far as Trogden’s with the train. When I returned I told Kuntz Erickson’s pack train had come up Mad river. On Tuesday morning, the day Erickson was killed, Kuntz and I got up early and started up the Van Duzen river hunting.

  When we got to the first cabin Kuntz got off his horse and asked me for my boots. I gave them to him and took his shoes. He said he wanted to go up the mountain and start something, and told me to work on a fence until his return. “If anybody comes along, tell them Kuntz has started something.” Kuntz returned at 5 o’clock, and we exchanged boots. He said he had done well. I asked him what. He did not answer my question, but asked me how he looked. I said he looked as though he had shot a bear. I then asked him if he shot a bear.

                    “NO,” HE SAID, “I SHOT ERICKSON.”

Kuntz then said, that when he fired the first shot Erickson threw up his head and halloaed, and went but a short distance.  Kuntz and I went home. When we rode up to the house of Johnnie COTTIE and my wife were there. Cottie said Erickson was dead over there in the gulch. “Come over as quick as you can.”  “Who said Erickson was shot?” I asked. Cottie said no one said so, but that he thought so. Kuntz ate a big supper. After supper we went to where the body was. On Tuesday night, while in bed, I said to Kuntz: “Well, Kuntz, you did it.” He replied: “When I pulled the trigger the buck fell.” On Wednesday night Kuntz told me that he fired three or four shots as a blind, to make people believe it was a bad shot who did the work. On Thursday Erickson was buried. Kuntz attended the funeral. While in the barn that night Kuntz told me to get away with my boots, as BROWN had the nail-marks. I threw them away in the brush. The rifle Kuntz used was a Winchester, 44-caliber.

  After Orr made this statement detective LAWSON engaged him to write notes to Kuntz, but the latter let nothing escape him that was convicting. There was a plot to have several of the witnesses pledge themselves by swearing that Orr did the shooting.

 

                    PERSONAL NOTES

Mrs. Dr. NIXON went to the Bay this morning.

General McCOMB went to the Bay this afternoon.

Miss Susie SHEPHERD is visiting friends in Stockton.

Judge McFARLAND has returned from Nevada City.

L.L. McCOY, of Red Bluff, is visiting Sacramento.

Jacob HOEHN returned to San Francisco this afternoon.

Mrs. G.H. BAIRD, of Marysville, is visiting the city.

John TALBOT and J.H. CARROLL went below this morning.

Senator ROUTIER returned from San Francisco to-day.

Senator CREIGHTON, of San Francisco, was here to-day.

Hon. Reuben CLARK, of Colusa, went to the Bay this morning.

Senator WHITNEY, of Alameda, made a flying visit to Sacramento to-day.

Miss Verda JOHNSON is visiting the family of G.K. SMITH at Biggs.

Will S. GREEN, of Colusa Sun, visited Sacramento yesterday.

George YOUNG, of Washington, and bride returned Saturday from their wedding trip.

Lidell BAKER, a nephew of the famous General BAKER, was here Sunday.

Frank FREEMAN, editor of the Orland Times, spent Sunday in Sacramento.

Mrs. C.F. REED and son, of Knight’s Landing, went to the Bay this morning.

C.E. SEXEY, of Marysville, and George OHLEYER, of Yuba City, were here yesterday.

G.M. WELTY and Frank HATCH, of the Nellie Boyd Dramatic Company, were in the city to-day.

Railroad Commissioner CARPENTER came down from Placerville, en route to San Francisco, this afternoon.

J.H. RICE, Cashier of the Bank of Dixon, returned to Dixon this afternoon from Durham and vicinity.

Miss Ida CROPPER was given a surprise party in Washington Saturday night by her numerous young friends.

Things socially are picking up in Washington. Every Saturday night the West End Hall is filled with dancers.

Hon. Jacob NEFF, of Colfax, Republican nominee for State Treasurer, passed through to the Bay this afternoon.

R.J. MERKELEY and wife, E.L. CHURCH, O.A. HALE and wife and Louis ELKUS went to San Francisco this afternoon.

S.A. HOWELL of Howell’s Station, who went with the Knights Templar to the St. Louis Conclave, returned this morning.

 

                    LOCAL BREVITIES

  The planking of the City Railway on Tenth and I streets needs attending to.

  Governor STONEMAN has appointed P.D. BROWN, of OAKLAND, a Notary Public.

  The City Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting this evening.

  The bulkhead in Washington is being strengthened, and the levee is also being improved.

  Complaint is made that the streets on G street that were under water last Winter are in need of repairs.          

  Henry DAVIS, the fireman of the steamer Flora, who was badly injured last week by a lot of wood falling on him, is getting better.

  The ninth biennial report of the State Board of Health of California has just been issued form the office of the State Printer.

  A great many hunters left the city yesterday. Some were very successful, and it is reported that geese and ducks are plentiful.

  Many members of the Industrial Lodge, No., 157, I.O.O.F., of this city, paid a fraternal visit to Elk Grove Lodge, No. 274, Saturday evening.

  County Treasurer KUCHLER to-day made a quarterly settlement with the Sate, paying in $11,685.57, collections of poll taxes and personal property tax.

 

                    POLICE COURT MATTERS

The Business Which Was Transacted This Morning

 In the Police Court, this morning, Thomas KELLY, a tramp, was up for vagrancy. Chief DILLMAN notified him to leave town, and as he showed no inclination to do so he was run into the bastile with the result that he will be in the chain-gang for the next thirty days.

  Charles ENGLISH and Joe JOHNSON broke the Sabbath by being full of benzine, for which they will reflect in the city dungeon until to-morrow morning.

  Mrs. A. HARBER was charged with disturbing the peace, upon the complaint of Chris WAHL. The case was continued until next Wednesday to suit the convenience of her attorney.

  Louis MILLER came to town from Davisville yesterday. He called on Jennie DUBOIS in her saloon on L street in the evening. He treated himself and others to some of Jennie’s fine liquor, for which he failed to pay. He was ordered to leave, and before complying hurled a bottle through one of the sashes of the saloon. Officers YAGER and AGNER had a hard time arresting him. He will be sentenced to-morrow.

  J. HARRISON, with bowed head resting on his arms, sat in the dock to answer to the charge of exposure of person. He was caught in the act yesterday in a lumber yard by local STRADER. Strader got officer McCORMACK, and when the prisoner saw them he ran, but was quickly captured. Local Strader told the Court that the prisoner did the act in view of a number of small girls. Harrison said he was drinking, and made another excuse, which showed that he was afflicted with a loathsome disease. He will present himself once more before the Court to-morrow for judgement.

  John GEARY told the Court that he owned a ranch at Redding, and reached here yesterday. The notorious Mary McCARTHY-FARR told the Court that Geary came into her den on L street last evening and occupied a chair. He treated to beer, an  Mary went out and got it. When she came back he accused her of stealing $20 from him. Of course she denied it. He asked her to give him back $10 of the money and he would take her to the theater. They talked about this money, and Mary says she received a battering on her cranium by a lamp in the hands of the prisoner, and he also threatened to shoot her. Officer McCORMACK was summoned, but Geary, who was ordered to leave, refused to do so, with the result of his appearance before the Court and a charge of disturbing the peace being preferred against him. The prisoner said he came into Mary’s house with $35, and when he left it was gone. He admitted being intoxicated. As there seemed to be no positive evidence as to the truth of Geary’s statement about the los of his money, the matter will be investigated by the Court and City Attorney. Sentence was postponed until to-morrow.

  F.F. DOLAND, it will be recollected, was arrested nearly a month ago for carrying a concealed weapon. The City Attorney, in moving to dismiss the case, said that Doland was a private detective in the employ of a man, who had so informed him. No intent was shown to violate the law, and, as the reason for carrying a concealed weapon was explained to him, he thought the case should be dismissed. The City Attorney said the complaining witness, under those circumstances, was willing that the case should be dismissed. This was done.

  It may be said right here that the actions of this man in the role of a private detective frighten timid passers-by in the vicinity of Eighth and L street, where Doland can be seen any night dodging around corners and eyeing every one who happens to pass him.

  The charge of disturbing the peace against Frank O’NEIL was further continued until November 4th. Mrs. KETCHUM, the prosecuting witness, is still confined to her bed.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 

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The Daily Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday Evening, November 10, 1886

 

                    PERSONAL NOTES

  S.B. RIDGWAY, of Colfax, is in the city.

  J.H. JEWETT, of Marysville, is in the city.

  O.R. RUNYON and wife, of Courtland, are in town.

  Edgar J. DePUE, of San Francisco, was here yesterday.

  Supreme Justice McKEE has his family with him here.

  Supreme Court Commissioner W.C. BELCHER is here.

  Mrs. H.B. REED, of Chico, visited Sacramento to-day.

  A.W. KELSEY left for an Eastern trip Monday evening.

  John LYNCH, an attorney of Benicia, was in town yesterday.

  Miss Minnie A. TAGGART, of Marysville, is visiting Sacramento.

  Rev. H.H. RICE, of Oakland, arrived on the noon train to-day.

  Dr. F.C. DURANT and J.H. BURNHAM, of Folsom, were in town to-day.

  J.F. CLARK, wife and daughter, of San Francisco, were here yesterday.

  E.H. TRYON and wife have gone to San Francisco for a two weeks’ visit.

  C.T. BOARDMAN, County Clerk of Alameda county, is in the capital city.

  H.S. SPAULDING, proprietor of the Grass Valley Tidings, was in the city yesterday.

  Judge W.C. WALLACE, of Napa, is in the city on business connected with the Supreme Court.

  General Thomas J. CLUNIE, one of the Senators-elect of San Francisco, arrived last evening.

  S.H. WOOD, of San Francisco, formerly of Sacramento, was here to-day on his way to Colfax.

  Congressman McKENNA returned to Suisun to-day. He will leave for Washington in about three weeks.

  Park HENSHAW, a Chico lawyer, came to Sacramento to-day to argue some cases before the  Supreme Court.

  C.L. HANNA, traveling agent of the Union Pacific Railroad, visited Sacramento yesterday.

  Senator Pat REDDY and Hon. C.F. McGLASHAN were passengers on the overland to the Bay this morning.

  General Jo HAMILTON, of Auburn, was one of the attorneys here yesterday in attendance upon the Supreme Court.

  Miss C.T. EGAN, of Woodstock, Ontario, arrived this morning to visit her brother, Major EGAN, and family, with whom she will spend the Winter.

  Miss Katie STEPHENS, Mrs. Henry HOPPIN, Master George HOPPIN and Miss HOPPIN, all of Woodland, returned to their homes yesterday from a visit to the mountains.

  L.S. PEASE, of San Francisco, is in the city to-day. He has been up in Butte County looking after the affairs of the Llano Seco Rancho, of which he is superintendent.

  At St. Paul’s Church this morning, A.S. BALDWIN, of San Francisco, was married to Miss Emma CLARKE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. CLARKE. Rev. Alfred W. GRIFFIN performed the ceremony, and the church was thronged with friends of the contracting couple, a number attending from the Bay. At the residence of the bride’s parents, an elegant wedding breakfast was partaken of, and the couple departed this afternoon for the seaside resorts on a wedding tour.

   At the residence of the bride’s parents, N street, between Second and Third, this morning, James H. WOODS, one of Sacramento’s most popular men, was united in marriage to Miss Louise SCHACHT, Rev. A.W. GRIFFIN officiating. Only the relatives of the couple and a few friends were present. The young people were the recipients of many presents, and friends sent floral tributes of appropriate and beautiful design. Mr. and Mrs. Woods departed for the Bay this afternoon on a wedding tour.

 
Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 

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Daily Sacramento Bee

Friday Evening, November 9, 1888

 

                    A GREAT ENTERPRISE

 W.E. GERBER, who has worked up the scheme in Sacramento, was interviewed by a Bee reporter this morning. He says the promoter of the enterprise is Herman H. GRAN, a wealthy resident of Buffalo, New York, who has taken $26,000 of the capital stock. The block bounded by Twenty-first and Twenty-second, Q and R streets, has been purchased as a site for the brewery. Plans have already been prepared for an immense building, with a frontage of 200 feet and over 100 feet in depth. The site selected is directly opposite the Nevis Winery, on high land and no better location could have been found. The structure will be four stories in hight, and in it will be the refrigerator house, mill brewery, kiln and pneumatic malting house - all equipped with the latest improved and best machinery. It is proposed to manufacture lager beer only, and to make it equal, and, if possible, superior, to the best Eastern imported article. Work on the brewery is to be begun right away.

  "What water is to be used?" asked the reporter.

  "Sacramento river water," replied Mr. GERBER.  "All brewers agree that it will make the best beer manufactured in the world."

 

                    NEXT YEAR'S BASEBALL CLUB

 The management of Sacramento's baseball club for next season is negotiating with a first-class player, who is also to act as manager. Billy McLAUGHLIN will do all the backstop work for the Sacramento club next season and will probably give up his position on the police force.

 

THE DAVISVILLE MYSTERY

The Slayer of Charles A. Phillaber Still Unknown and Undetected

DAVISVILLE, November 9 - Nothing of particular importance was elicted by the inquest to-day over the case of the murder of Charles A. PHILLABER beyond what was before known. It appears that on the night of his death, deceased expressed his fears of assassination and failing to borrow a pistol he finally persuaded Emanuel STREIB to accompany him as far as the corner of Second and Olive streets. This was a little before 10 o'clock, and as no -person was in sight Streib returned to Gudes' saloon on Olive street. At the railroad crossing Phillaber was met and spoken to by two young men, Messrs. OLMSTEAD and WHITING, who were returning form an evening call. These gentlemen testified to having seen two strange men a few steps in advance of Phillaber who acted as though desirous of avoiding recognition. Some thirty yards beyond the crossing and within as many paces of KINCARD's residence his dead body was found a half hour later by Wiley COLE. The pistol shot was heard by Kincaid and many others but as they are of frequent occurrence no attention was paid to it. It is evident that the two men seen by Whitney and ARMSTRONG were the murderers and that they were not the parties for whom the victim expressed such daring is shown by his advancing upon them without suspicion. Doubtless their object was robbery alone, but the stubborn resistance of Phillaber and possibly his recognition of them compelled them to silence him. Vigorous efforts are being made to discover the assassins.

 
Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 

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The Sunday Union

Sacramento, Cal.

June 16, 1889

 

                BRIEF NOTES

   Barley is being cut along Galt, and in another week the combined harvesters will be delving into the wheat fields.

   The Shoestrings crossed bats with the Haverleys at Fifteenth and P streets yesterday, and the former won by a score of 16 to 15.

   Mrs. BLOOMFIELD and Mrs. BURN, who always get drunk conjointly, and then make Rome howl, are again behind the bars of the City Jail, charged with being drunk and disturbing the peace. Officers ASH and LOWELL took them down.

   At an early hour yesterday morning George BORCHERS was caught off his base and received a hot “liner” from the fist of a railroad engineer on Third street that retired him in short order. The whilom twirler got in a homerun, however.

   Mrs. ALDRICH, of Galt, who as so severely injured in a runaway accident a week ago, near that place, is still confined to her bed. 

Her lower limbs are almost paralyzed. Mrs. Caroline SLATER of this city was injured at the same time, but less severely.

   On account of the falling of the river the decks of the steamers Apache and Modoc are now so far below the level of the wharf that the stationary engine is being used to unload the boats. This will all be done away with, however, when the elevator is constructed.

   Kanaka LUKE and Ed MAHOOKA, two fishermen arrested up the river by Captain DALTON of the Fish Patrol, were taken before Justice DEVINE yesterday and admitted to bail in the sum of $100 each. The exact nature of the charge - beyond the fact that it is for violating the fish law - is not known.

   Horace H. BRIGGS, kennel editor of the Breeder, and Sportsman, and who, formerly resided here, has been chosen to judge all the classes of dogs at the Los Angeles bench show. It requires courage for a man to umpire a ball game, but he who faces the dangers that beset a bench show judge must have in his veins the blood of the Spartans. It is 

doubtful If the kennel editor lives to return to his desk.

 

                Caleb Dillard's Death

   Referring to the death of Caleb E. DILLARD, near Hicksville, a week ago Friday, the Galt Gazette of yesterday says: "It is pretty difficult to learn the exact facts connected with the fatal accident.

It seems the old gentleman was running the machine himself in a field near his home, and according to his own story, was thrown from the seat. He lived one hour after the accident. As no postmortem examination of the body was held, the true nature of the accident and cause of death will ever remain a mystery."

 

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL

   A. GONNET and daughter Louise leave for the Bay to-day.

   Sheriff BUTLER, of Placer county, was in the city yesterday.

   Lawyer HERRIN, of Oroville, paid Sacramento a visit yesterday.

   Frank MILLER and C.H. CUMMINGS returned from the Bay yesterday.

   E.A. KILDAY, advance agent of the Haverly Stategists, is in the city.

   B. Frank SMITH went East a few nights ago, to make his future home there.

   Mr. S.A. DEUEL, the medico horticulturist of Newcastle, was in the city yesterday.

   Mr. and Mrs. Willis WRIGHT, of Galt, have returned from their sojourn in Santa Cruz.

   Dr. T.B. EAGLE and wife, of Folsom, are at the Springs, where they will remain several days.

   President WILCOXSOM of the State Board of Equalization has returned from Byron Springs.

   Mrs. B.H. MOONEY and Miss JOHNSON, of Willows, have concluded their visit to friends in this city.

   Judge J.W. ARMSTRONG and wife went to Chico yesterday afternoon for a visit of a day or two.

   Miss Francis NEWTON, who had been visiting Miss Fannie NIES, of Galt, has returned to her home in Lincoln.

   Mrs. J. GUHEY and daughter, Maud, of Washington Territory, are in Folsom, the guests of T. ANDERSON and wife.

   Mrs. General TOZER, of this city, has engaged a cottage on Beach Hill, Santa Cruz, during August and September.

   Senator F.A. JONES, of Butte county, came up from San Francisco last night, on his way to the northern citrus belt.

   Mrs. H.H. PITCHER and children, of Livermore, were the guests of J.H. BURNHAM and wife, of Folsom, last week.

   Mrs. Rebecca FUGITT and daughters, Misses Helen and Ida, of Galt, left for Winters yesterday, where they will reside in the future.

   General Superintendent J.A. FILLMORE, of the Southern Pacific Company, came up from the Bay last night, and will remain over here to-day.

   Mrs. G.C. McMULLIN is enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. T.G. WHITE, of San Francisco, and her sister, Mrs. George F. ALLEN, of Petaluma.

   Frank C. SOUTHACK, wife and daughter, came up from San Francisco last night. Mrs. SOUTHACK will remain for several days on a visit to her parents.

   J.K. McCOMBER and his daughter Mattie, and his niece, Miss Julia PHILLIPS, returned on Tuesday to Folsom from their Eastern trip. He has been visiting friends in Omaha, Neb.

   Fred. H. HARVEY having completed his first year’s course at the Massachusetts institute of Technology, has returned and is spending his vacation at his parents’ home in Galt.

   Timothy HOPKINS, Treasurer of the Southern Pacific Company, accompanied by his wife, passed through the city last night by special car for the Eastern States, where they contemplate making an extended visit.

   The friends of Rev. Father GUALCO, who was recently placed in charge of the Catholic Church at Chico, have tendered him a reception in that city, to take place to-day. It will be the twenty-first anniversary of his ordination.

   Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday: J. HOFFEL, city; James SMITH, city; John BUTLER, Auburn; J.W. DUGLASS, Penryn; W.J. BARRIN, Oroville; William HOOD, Auburn; J.L. McFADDEN. Courtland; W.B. THORPE, Newcastle.

   Colonel Fred CROCKER, Vice-President of the Southern Pacific Company; W.E. BROWN, on of the Directors; Henry T. SCOTT and George PRESCOTT, of the Union Iron Works; Russell T.WILSON and George CROCKER passed through here last night on the Oregon express, en route to Vancouver, W.T., for a short visit.

 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Wednesday 16 October 1889, page 3

 

A RUINED LIFE

Rhoderick Dhu Cooper Found Dead in His Fish Market

 

Rhoderick Dhu COOPER, son of George COOPER, who, up to a few weeks ago kept a market on K street, between Fifth and Sixth, was found dead yesterday afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock, in his shop near the corner of Front and I streets. He was lying on his back in bed, with one leg resting on the floor. He was fully dressed, except that his coat and hat were off.

On a small table at the foot of the bed was found, among other articles, some canned asparagus. Part of the contents of the can had been emptied into a saucer, and looked as if some one had been eating it. It was thought there might have been some poisonous substance in the asparagus which he had eaten, but Coroner CLARK thinks that Cooper's death was from natural causes.

Cooper was seen around town about one hour before he was found dead, and was somewhat under the influence of liquor. Yesterday forenoon he went to the saloon of H. F. DILLMAN, adjoining his shop, and after taking a glass of wine gave over to Mr. DILLMAN the lease which his father had given him to the shop. He was somewhat intoxicated at that time.

George COOPER, the father of the deceased, with his wife and daughter, left for Scotland a couple of weeks ago, and it is said a sum of money was left with the son, together with a lease of Fisherman's Lake, the fish-nets and the shop in which he was found dead. Deceased was a young man of fine address, when sober, and had received an excellent education at Edinburgh, Scotland. But he had apparently lost all control of himself, and for years past had led a reckless, dissipated life, causing his parents and other relatives great trouble and rendering it impossible for them to remain here longer as witnesses of his profligacy and intemperance.

In the room where Cooper's body was found was a fresh bottle of medicine. It had been filled yesterday and the prescription was given by Dr. TYRRELL.

Deputy Coroner CLARK took charge of the remains and will hold an inquest thereon this evening. Various theories are afloat as to the cause of his death. Some think it was the result of alcoholism, while others are of the opinion that he took poison of some kind. The fact that he was seen riding on his wagon an hour or so before he was found dead rather indicates that his death was caused by heart disease.

 

Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Friday 18 October 1889, page 3.

 

WAS IT MURDER?

A Plausible Theory of the Cause of Cooper's Death

Assaulted by Chinese on the Day Before He Died -- Something that Deserves Inquiry

 

Coroner CLARK yesterday held an inquest on the body of Rhoderick Dhu Cooper, who was found dead in his bed on Tuesday, an hour after he was seen alive and well, but under the influence of liquor. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the terms of the autopsy, namely, that deceased came to his death from the effects of alcoholism.

Owing to the fact that Cooper had been drinking hard for some days prior to his death, the public generally accepted the theory that his death resulted from alcoholism, but there were not a few -- especially among those who were familiar with his habits, and who knew him to be a young man of unusually robust constitution -- who were loth [sic] to believe that his death resulted from the effects of drink.

One saloon-keeper, who has been familiar with Cooper's habits, told a Record-Union reporter on Wednesday that, while the autopsy may have shown a deranged condition of deceased's stomach and kidneys, he did not believe that the results were due to alcoholism, for he had seldom known Cooper to drink liquor, his customary beverage being beer. Still, there was no other apparent cause of death, and the theory that Cooper's over-indulgence in drink was responsible for his sudden taking off was accepted generally.

But there have been later developments that throw a different light on the subject, and it may yet be developed that the unfortunate young man owed his death to violence. It seems that on the evening preceding that of his death Cooper was assaulted by some Chinamen in the alley between Second and Third, I and J streets, and received a severe beating with one of the hickory poles used by the Chinese for carrying baskets. He was not only beaten on the head, but those who witnessed the affair say he was severely and repeatedly jabbed in the stomach with the end of the pole. Cooper was somewhat under the influence of liquor at the time, and was accompanied by one Tom CUNNINGHAM, who was too drunk to be of any assistance to him.

It is a well-known fact that a severe blow or punch in the region of the stomach is often attended with fatal results, and a long and heavy pole in the hands of a stalwart Chinaman is a very dangerous weapon, especially when used in that manner on a half-defenseless drunken man. It behooves the police authorities, the District Attorney and Grand Jury to give their attention to this matter and sift it to the bottom. There are several persons who witnessed the assault upon Cooper on the day before his death, and their full statements should be had. This seems by all means the more plausible cause of the unfortunate young man's death. The contusions on the head and other parts of the body of the deceased, mentioned by Dr. WHITE in the report of his autopsy, were no doubt the results of blows received in the assault upon him by the Chinamen.

About the strangest thing in connection with the affair is the fact that the parties who witnessed the assault upon Cooper withheld from the Coroner and surgeon making the autopsy the facts known to them.

It is understood that the relatives of deceased learned of his death before sailing from New York for Europe, as they had intended doing, and that they will return here at once.

Submitted by Nancy Phillips ncpsac@comcast.net

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The Sunday Union

Sacramento, Cal.

December 29, 1889

page 3

THE DEADLY DOSE

William S.  Martin Takes Laudanum, Probably With Suicidal Intent Shortly after noon yesterday a man was found in SMITH’s saloon on K street, near Third, in a stupefied condition, and was taken to the Receiving Hospital. There it was found that he had taken poison, and City Physician NICHOLS was summoned. Two empty bottles, which had contained laudanum, were found in one of his pockets, and only means by which he was identified was from a letter found on his person and addressed to him by his wife, who lives in Utah.

The envelope bore the address of Williams S. MARTIN. The man wore a Grand Army badge, and was apparently about 50 years of age.  When Dr. NICHOLS arrived he found that MARTIN had taken about an ounce and a half of laudanum. The supposition is that deceased took the poison with suicidal intent, as he had told a friend he intended to take his life by jumping into the river.

The letter from his wife was full of affection and tenderness, and told of the recent death of one of their children. It urged him to return to his home, from which he had become estranged through the hostility of his wife’s father.

MARTIN lingered until nearly 7 o’clock last evening, when he breathed his last. His body was taken charge of by Coroner CLARK, who will probably hold an inquest thereon to-morrow.

Three Divorce Cases

Yesterday was a sort of field day in the divorce line in Judge ARMSTRONG’s Court. First, the case of John RUGGLES against Margaret RUGGLES was heard, and after a somewhat tedious recital of their marital woes the matter was continued.

Maggie KIRN was in Court, asking a divorce from her husband, Henry KIRN, whom she charged with cruelty. She substantiated her charges, and the Court gave her a divorce and the custody of their two children.  The Commissioner, to whom had been referred the case of William F.  McCRACKEN against Mildred F. McCRACKEN, filed his report, which was submitted to the Court, and a decree granted to plaintiff.

Another Mining Company

Articles of incorporation of the Apollo Consolidated Mining Company of San Francisco were filed in the Secretary of State’s office yesterday. The capital stock is $20,000,000 and the Directors are: G.C. KING, W.W. GOLLIN, Rudolph NEWMAN, Leon SLOSS and Gustave NIEBAUM.

Woodland Escapes Recaptured

A Woodland Constable came to the city yesterday and captured John WILLIAMS and Wm. COLTON, who escaped from the chain-gang in the Yolo capital a day or two ago. He took them back last evening to complete their street contracts.

A Serious Charge

Officer STAFFORD last evening arrested John CONDON, an employee of WILSON’s livery stable, on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. It is alleged that he struck a fellow laborer on the head with a monkey wrench a couple of days ago.

Sacramento as a Health Resort

Superintendent PARKER, of the City Cemetery, reports that for the past week there has been but one death in this city from natural causes. Mr.  PARKER says that this is the lowest death rate known in this city for years.

Sacramentans in La Grippe’s Grasp

H.G. MAY yesterday received a telegram from Boston to the effect that his wife and children, who are visiting there, are all afflicted with the prevailing epidemic, as well as the relatives whom they are visiting.

SILVER WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. Steffens to Celebrate Their 35th Wedding Anniversary The 15th of next month will be the thirty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STEFFENS, of this city, and it will be celebrated at their home on the date mentioned. They were married in San Francisco on the 15th of January, 1865, by Rev. Charles WADSWORTH, Mrs.  STEFFENS having been a Miss E. Louisa SYMES, of Hoboken, N.J.  They will be assisted at the reception by their daughter, Miss Lulu STEFFENS, and it is expected to be a very pleasant affair. The souvenir cards are unique and artistic. They were designed specially for the occasion, and the attractive bit of scenery in the background, which includes a view of their elegant H-street home, was sketched by Wallace SAWYER, a young student of the Sacramento School of Design.  In the foreground of the illuminated card is an arch, from the keystone of which is suspended a wedding bell, and along the way or path of life which winds beneath, the happy bride and groom of a quarter of a century are making the twenty-fifth circuit.

The arch is constructed of twenty-five stones, while busy cupids are occupied unearthing the twenty-sixth. Little gods of love float above the arch and hold suspended a banner on which is inscribed the years 1865-1890, and the monogram, a double S.

CLOTHES THIEVES ABOUT

Two Stores Raided Last Evening and the Thieves Captured

About 6 o’clock last evening George McCORMICK stole from the Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Store a coat and vest, which he disposed of at the second-hand store. The thief was caught and the stolen articles recovered by officers ARLINGTON and McLAUGHLIN.

McCORMICK has just served a ninety days’ term in the County Jail for stealing several pistols from the store of A. LOORYA on Second street. In that case the charge was reduced from grand to petit larceny, but it is not likely that he will be let off so easily this time.

At about the same hour a man who gave his name as Edward WILLIAMS swooped down upon the store of M. WILSON, on K street, between Sixth and Seventh, and stole a coat and pair of overalls. He was in the act of selling them at the second-hand store when officer ADAMS took him into custody.  The city is infested with a gang of hungry and desperate loafers, and citizens cannot be to careful of their property.

 

RAG-TAG AND BOB-TAIL

Burglars, Vagrants and Bibblers Touched Up in the Police Court

In the Police Court yesterday, Charles MEYER, Mike SMITH and Peter DOHERTY, the three men arrested on a charge of burglary, had their trials. MEYER, who made a full confession of the theft to Chief LEE, was held to answer with bail fixes at $500. The other two men were discharged.  Lun WING, the heathen who snatched a watch from a citizen near the Golden Eagle Hotel, was held to answer on a charge of robbery.

John MAHONEY, James WILLIAMS, John COTTON, James O’BRIEN and John CONNERS

were charged with vagrancy. All, with the exception of MAHONEY, were permitted to leave town. The latter will spend two months of the winter in the County Jail.

The charge of battery against John MENKE was dismissed.  Charles R. JONES, Jim McINTYRE, Barney HUGHES and Mary ROBERTS, charged with drunkenness, were allowed to go.

The Loomis Sale

The sale of town-lots and small tracts of land, as previously announced, took place at Loomis, Placer county, yesterday. Mr. MORRISON has been active in preparing for the event, and had the Newcastle Brass Band on hand, and a fine lunch was spread for those attending the sale.

There were sold twenty-one town-lots at from $90 to $175 each. Two were afterward resold at an advance over original figures. One ten-acre tract was sold at a good price.

The number of buyers present was not as large as had been desired, owing to the late heavy and continued storms, but under the circumstances the result was quite encouraging.

A Woman Convict Pardoned

The Governor yesterday pardoned Rosanna CORE from the State Prison, where she was sent in August, 1880 from San Francisco, on being convicted on a charge of robbery. Her term of sentence was twenty years.  The Governor, in giving his reason for issuing the pardon, says there exists a grave doubt in his mind as to the woman’s guilt, and even if she were guilty he considers the sentence excessively severe. She has already served - computing her credits - twelve years, nine and a half months, and during that time had conducted herself properly.

Dierssen Catches His Ex-Clerk

About two weeks ago a young man named Max BROWN, who had been given employment in DIERSSEN’s grocery store, suddenly left the establishment, and simultaneously there disappeared several packages of coffee and other articles from the store. No trace was found of the lad until yesterday when Mr. DIERSSEN chanced to meet him on the street. BROWN attempted to get out of the way, but was caught and taken to the police station. A charge of petit larceny will probably be placed against him.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com
 

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