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The Evening Bee - Sacramento

Tuesday January 17, 1907


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), January 17 -

A Chinese woman was arrested last night on the Oregon Express upon a telegram received from Colusa which stated that she was wanted there for stealing a quantity of opium and some jewelry. She was taken back to Colusa to-day.


Highbinder Captured in Sacramento Taken to Oakland

Officer KYLE of the Oakland Police Department came to Sacramento to-day to take Ah WOE, the Chinese highbinder who was arrested in Sacramento by Sergeant NAGHEL and Policeman MALONE, into custody on a warrant charging WOE with murder. Ah WOE is believed to be one of the ringleaders of the Bing Kong Tong, and the man who fired the bullet that ended the life of Lee Book DONG, the head of the Hop Sing Company, during the highbinder outbreak in Oakland last Friday.

Ah WOE was arrested night before last. He protested that he was a refugee from highbinder vengeance in Oakland, and was not himself implicated in the battle. The local Chinese were afraid of him, and feared that his presence would lead to a battle of the companies in Sacramento. He was captured on the information of neutral Chinese of Sacramento, and held for safe-keeping and investigation.

The members of the Bing Kong Tong attempted to get WOE liberated by the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus in the Superior Court, but the effort was blocked by the action of the Oakland police in getting out a warrant for the man on a charge of murder.

The trouble between the Hop Sing and Bing Kong Tongs, which has resulted in many bitter conflicts between the highbinder companies in this city and Walnut Grove, and which finally culminated in the bloody Tong war in Oakland last week, originated out of the dispute over the possession of Ah KEE, a slave girl who was held in bondage by the Bing Knog Tong at Walnut Grove, and was abducted last Summer by Lee Sing, a local member of the Hop Sing Company. This trouble led to the bitter and deadly feud which has been the cause of a number of mysterious murders, a bloodless war of misdirected bullets in Sacramento and Friday’s battle in Oakland in which one Chinaman was killed and four wounded.

Ah QUIE, a member of the Hop Sing Society, swore to the warrant against Ah WOE.

Trouble is expected in the local Chinatown.

The Chinese are remaining inside their buildings.


Assemblyman O’BRIEN, of Sacramento, has introduced a bill in the Assembly providing for an increase in the wages paid by the State for all public work done on the order of the State Board of Public Works or authorized by the Legislature. The increase given is from $2 per day to $3. The reason given for the introduction of the bill is the increased cost of living and the raise in all other wages. The measure reads as follows:

Section 1. The minimum compensation to be paid for labor upon all work performed under the direction, control, or by the authority of any officer of this state acting his official capacity, or under the direction, control, or by the authority of any municipal corporation within this State, or of any officer thereof acting as such, is hereby fixed at three (3) dollars per day; and a stipulation to that effect must be made a part of all contracts to which the State or any municipal corporation therein, is a party; provided, however, that this Act shall not apply to persons employed regularly in any of the public institutions of the State, or any city, city and county, or country.”


Dr. J.E. BURR, a stranger, was seized with a violent attack of heart failure last night, and was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where he remained in intense agony until late last night, when he was taken to the Sister’s Hospital.

During the brief respites from his terrible suffering the man was able to say that he came from Ann Arbor, Mich., that he had been for seven years the County Physician of Tucson, Ariz., and that he had lost his wife and his property in the San Francisco fire. 


VACAVILLE (Solano Co.), January 17 -

W.D. REYNOLDS, who for the past few months has been manager of the Vacaville Mercantile Company, suddenly departed for parts unknown, and it is reported that he is about $300 short in his accounts. Officers are on his track, and every effort is being made to locate him and bring him back. It was at first reported that the shortage amounted to $800 or $1000, but an investigation proved that this sum was largely exaggerated. It is said that Reynolds had imbibed frequently in liquor, and was probably intoxicated when he left.


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), January 17 - The preliminary examination of Charles F. DE ROSE, charged with assault with intent to commit murder upon Robert MORRIS, was held yesterday at Dunnigan, and the matter was taken under advisement. The men own adjoining property. MORRIS claims while he was crossing DE ROSE’s property the latter fired twelve shots at him. DE ROSE claims he only shot to frighten MORRIS away.


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), January 17 -

Austin M. DAVIS, of Williams, and Mary G, McGUIRE, of Colusa, were married in Woodland yesterday by Rev. Thomas PICTON, of the First Christian Church. The happy couple left on the north-bound train for Redding, where they will spend their honeymoon.


Committee Declares Manner of Conducting State Schools is Bad.

At the last session of the Legislature a committee termed the Assembly Committee on Education was appointed to look into the educational affairs of the State and to make any recommendations for change or improvement it saw fit. The report of this committee was presented to the Assembly this morning.

It contains many recommendations as to the proper manner in which the educational institutions of the State should be conducted, and is in reality a condemnation of the present method employed by the State to run its public schools and universities.

Many changes are suggested, among them the raising of the salaries of the schoolteachers of California. In order to raise the necessary funds to do this it is recommended that the school census include all persons between the ages of 5 and 20 years, instead of between 5 and 17. In this way a larger school tax would be derived and the State would be called upon to make a larger appropriation. A uniformity of text-books is also recommended.

The report states the need of a new Board of Education that shall have increased powers. It declares the “dominating influence of the present Board radiates from the Higher Education” circle and that as a result little attention is given the pupils in the universities who are the real toilers.

It is recommended that all graduates from High Schools be allowed entrance to the universities of the State and there permitted to take the studies they desire, and not those prescribed by the college.

“The aim.” the report states, “must be to make men and women who are able to enter upon the work of life, and not merely upon the careers of scholars.”


The resignation of Major S.O. BEASLEY, Surgeon and First Lieutenant W.F. McNUTT, Assistant Surgeon, of the First Infantry, N.G.C. Were received at the office of the Adjutant-General at a late hour yesterday, and after being referred to Governor GILLETT as Commander-In-Chief, were promptly accepted.

This is a continuation of the trouble that has arisen among the San Francisco militia over the fact that Companies A and H of the First Infantry Regiment were mustered out of the service on the recommendation of the inspecting officers. First Lieutenant A.H. WRIGHT has been placed in charge of the Hospital Corps.



Nevada Board Jumps Up Figures Despite Protests, Tonopah and Goldfield Getting the Hardest Rap.

CARSON (Nev.), January 17 -

The State Board of Assessors, in session in this city, has raised the valuation of every railroad in the State, despite the protests of many railroad attorneys and officials, who attended the meeting of the Board and strongly pretested against raising the valuation for taxable purposes.

The Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad suffered the greatest at the hands of the Assessors of the State. The valuation of this road was raised from $7500 per mile to $17,000 per mile.

Superintendent J.F. HEDDEN, of the road was present and claimed that the valuation named by the Assessors was exorbitant, but Attorney MACK, who represented Eameralda County, stated that he receips (sic) of the road for the past year proved that this figure was far below he (sic) actual valuation of the road.

He also stated that the Grand Jury of Eameralda County intended to investigate reports made by Superintendent HEDDEN and other officials of the road and that criminal charges might be brought against certain of these officials.

The Nevada-California road, a branch of the Southern Pacific, was increased fro m$9000 to $15,000.

The Central Pacific line was increased from $16,250 to $17,000 per mile.


CARSON (Nev.), January 17 -

One of the hardest fights to be made in the Nevada Legislature this year will be that over the bill which will be introduced, calling for the removal of the county seat of Eameralda County from Hawthorne to Goldfield.

Legislators elected by the Goldfield vote have already prepared a bill authorizing the removal of the county seat, and claim that they will be able to carry the measure without trouble; while those who want the county seat to be at Hawthorne, where it is at present, state that they will be able to defeat the measure.

A hard struggle is looked for, and many wires are being pulled by the friends both in favor of and opposed to the passing of the law.

The Nevada Legislature will convene on January 21st.


RENO (Nev.), January 17 -

Mrs. H.E. WRIGHT, of this city, formerly of Sacramento, where her sisters Mrs. W.H. GOVAN and Mrs. J.E. TERRY reside, had a thrilling experience in the wreck at Verdi a few days ago, as was told in The Bee at the time. She was thrown from her berth to the floor of the car when the derailment occurred, but luckily was not injured. She found herself, however, with the other passengers, a prisoned, (sic) and it was necessary for men on the outside to chop away the door before she could escape.


TONOPAH (Nev.), January 17 -

W.S. JOHNSON and A.D. NASH, in two separate suits involving practically the same issues, although different lands have won out in Court, and rich mining property in the Manhattan district will go to them. The case has been before Judge Peter BREEN since last Fall. Between six and seven acres, known as Litigation Hill and lying near the Earl and Liberty claims, pass into the possession of JOHNSON. NASH ousts Daniel McNAMARA and others.


CARSON (Nev.), January 17 -

Representatives of all the newspapers in the State of Nevada will meet in this city on February 10th for the purpose of forming an organization for the promotion of Nevada’s interests. It will be the purpose of this organization to have all newspapers unite in any feature that will be for the good of Nevada and to advertise the resources of Nevada at all times.


Timber in Structure, Containing 200 Cords, Will Be Distributed to People In Sore Need

VIRGINIA CITY (Nev.), January 17 -

In order to relieve the fuel famine in this city, H.M. YERINGTON, President of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, has put a force of men at work destroying the historic bridge known as the Union Bridge, and will have the timbers cut up and delivered to those needing fuel.

This bridge was built during the early days of the Comstock and leads to the dump of the Union Mine. It cost more that $75,000 when constructed, and contains nearly 200 cords of wood. Several men were hanged on this bridge during the bonanza days on the Comstock.

The fuel situation in this city at the present time is very critical, and Governor SPARKS has appealed to the railroad company for coal to distribute among the shivering residents.

The snow is four feet deep on the street, and many families are entirely without fuel.


TONOPAH (Nev.), January 17 -

A.H. SMITH, Cashier of the Manhattan Bank; K. HAUER, a mining man of Pittsburg, and Mrs. Morris B. DUDLEY, wife of the Manhattan agent of the Western Union Telegraph Company, were caught in a blizzard on the desert between this city and Manhattan Tuesday afternoon and were nearly frozen to death.

They had to walk six miles through the blinding snow, and were nearly exhausted when they reached a stage station, knows as Spanish Springs. The station was deserted, but they battered in the door and succeeded in building a fire, which kept them from freezing during the night.

The pary (sic) had started from Manhattan in an automobile, which became stranded in the deep snow. They then began to walk to the stage station and were caught in the blizzard.

Mrs. MORRIS suffered fearfully from the cold and is threatened with pneumonia as a result of her terrible experience.


GOLDFIELD (Nev.), January 17 -

John OLNEY, a guest at one of the local hotels, dropped his pocketbook containing over $1000 in paper money on the street here the other night and several hours later found it with the contents untouched.

Early in the evening he started to enter a store to make some purchases and not caring to display his big roll at the counter, stopped on the outside to extract a bill to hand to the clerk. When he reached the hotel, some time later, he discovered that his pocket book was gone.

At first he thought he was a victim of a sneak thief, but after thinking the matter over, concluded to go over the ground he had trod during the evening, and it was while so engaged he came upon the lost money.


GOLDFIELD (Nev.), January 17 -

Not satisfied with taking nearly $4,000,000 from their lease on the famous Mohawk, HAYES and MONETTE are out after more millions, and have transferred their plants from their lease on Mohawk to a lease on the Goldfield Columbia, where they intend to do extensive work and add to their fortunes. HAYES and MONETTE state that they believe the Goldfield Columbia will prove as rich as the Mohawk, when properly developed, and they intend to make it a big producer, if they have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in opening up the property.


ELY (Nev.), January 17 -

There is a movement among the Directors of the Girou* Consolidated Copper Company to start a new town on the flats a few miles east of city ,which will be known as the town of Giroux, and which will be the location of the smelters of the Giroux Consolidated Copper Company’s properties. In time, this great copper company will employ hundreds of men and the town will have quite a large population.


Patrolmen Held for Burglary -

Harry SMITH, alias Harry SCHAFFNER, a Morse Patrolman, who was arrested early on the morning of December 15, in the act of robbing a cigar store, was held yesterday by Police Judge CABANISS of San Francisco to answer in the Superior Court to charges of burglary. His bonds in each case were fixed at $2000.

Will Remove Debris Tracks. -

E.E. CALVIN, for the Southern Pacific, and A.H. PAYSON, for the Santa Fe, each notified the Board of Public Works that his road would obey the order of the Board, requiring the tearing up of the debris tracks, which have been obstructing traffic for months, or threatening the possession of important highways.

Will Repair Streets -

The new Street Repair Association’s campaign for improved thoroughfares was started at a meeting of representatives from nearly every line of business in the city as the offices of the Merchants’ Association yesterday afternoon. The belief that within a short time teaming on certain streets will have to stop unless repairs are made, inspired the merchants to enter into the proposed plans with determination.

Court Sustains Indictment -

United States District Judge John J. DE HAVEN yesterday overruled the demurrer to the indictment returned by the Federal Grand Jury, September 8, 1905, against George W. BRACE and others for subornation of perjury in connection with public frauds.

Welchers Try New Defense -

Now that a ruling has been established by Judge Edward Whitson in the U.S. Circuit Court at San Francisco that no testimony tending to show that the April fire was caused by the breaking of the water mains due to the earthquake shock be admitted, the defense in the case of Thomas L. BERGIA against the Commercial Union Assurance Company of London, is endeavoring to show that the fire was caused by the short circuiting of electric wires.

Girl Killed at Play -

While playing about some heavy timbers in a vacant lot in Oakland yesterday, Dorothy Ines WEST, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas West, of 557 Sycamore Street, was almost instantly killed.    

Accident Drives Man Insane -

Dan SMITH, the teamster who was badly hurt on Tuesday through a car running into his sand wagon at Sutter and Larkin Streets, San Francisco, knocking him to the ground, has become insane, temporarily at least, as the result of the violent blow on the head which he received.

Secret Examination -

A mysterious examination into the sanity of Louis DABNER, convicted murderer and partner of SIESMEN, was held last night by Drs. F.W. HATCH, head of the State Insanity Commission, and C.C. WADSWORTH and D.D. LUSTIG of the local commission. They declined to make public the result of the examination.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

January 19, 1907 


Forest Superintendent May Issue Permits for 9750 Head of Cattle, 4300 Sheep and 3600 Hogs.

MONTAGUE (Siskiyou Co.), January 19 -

Grazing rates for the Klamath Forest Reserve have been announced by R.L.P. BIGELOW, Forest Supervisor in charge. The Secretary of Agriculture has authorized him to issue permits for 9750 head of cattle, 4300 sheep and 3600 hogs.

The season for cattle and horses will be from May 1st to October 31st, the charge being 25 cents a head for cattle and 35 cents for horses. For the longer season from April 1st to November 29th, the corresponding rates will be 30 and 50 cents. The half-rate allowance has been discontinued.

Summer grazing for sheep will be from May 15th to October 31st, the rates being 8 cents a head for sheep and 10 cents for goats. For the year-long permit sheep will cost 18 cents a head, with an additional charge of 2 cents for ewes or does to be lambed within the reserve.

Permits for grazing hogs will be issued for the year-long permit only at 20 cents a head.

All grazing permits must be applied for before March 1st, applications to be addressed to R.L.P. BIGELOW, Forest Supervisor, Yreka, who will furnish blanks and give all necessary information to stockmen. 



CALLAHAN (Siskiyou Co.), January 19 -

Henry MURRAY, the mail carrier from this place to Cecilville, tells of the killing of a female panther and her three cubs by his assistant, Charles RUFF, near Rattlesnake Gulch, on the Salmon Rivere range of mountains. RUFF, astride of snowshoes, meets MURRAY about half-way up the mountain with the mail, and then returns to his home near Cecilville. On his return yesterday he discovered the tracks of a panther. After arming himself with a rifle, and assisted by a neighbor with dogs, the trail of the beast was taken up. The dogs treed two of the cubs, which were promptly put out of existence with shots fired by Ruff and his friend. Further search showed another cub in a tree close by. This also was killed. The dogs again took up the trail, and finally succeeded in sending the mother panther to the top of a tall pine tree, from whence it was dropped to the ground be a well-directed shot. RUFF feels proud of the game bagged, and will be $40 richer, as the county allows $10 for each panther scalp.

In the particular locality where the animals were killed an average of ten feet of snow is on the ground, and from the late high winds has drifted in places to the depth of twenty-five feet. 


KENNETT (Shasta Co.), January 19 -

A large force of railroad builders will arrive in Kennett on February 1st, when active work of building a railroad from Kennett to De La Mar will begin.

F.J. DEARBORN, chief engineer of the Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railroad Company, the corporation that is to build the railroad, returned yesterday morning from San Francisco, where he replaced an order for men with the various employment agencies, the men to be shipped on or about February 1st. Every man that can he had will be given employment, and the work of brushing out the right-of-way and grading the roadway will be pushed as rapidly as possible, for until the railroad is completed the Bully Hill Copper Company, the parent corporation, can not or will not start up its smelter at De La Mar. 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), January 19 -

The Grand Jury adjourned yesterday afternoon after spending nearly the whole day in investigating the police cases. They failed to find any indictments and refused to take any action in the matter. According to a statement made by Judge GRAY when the attorney for the accused men was before him a few days ago, upon a petition to dismiss the cases, he will dismiss all the cases, thus closing the matter. These cases were the only ones taken up .The Grand Jury will meet again on April 16. 


YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.) ,January 19 -

A fatal accident was narrowly averted yesterday afternoon on the trestle of the Northern Electric Company over Second Street at this place. The 1:20 o’clock car left Marysville on time, and crossed the bridge to the Yuba City levee in safety. Just as the car crossed the levee, however, the wheels of the rear truck climbed the rails, and began to bump over the ties. The car was stopped not a moment too soon, as the wheels had displaced the third rail and the car was on the verge of the trestle when it was brought to a standstill. There were several passengers on the car, who, had the car not been stopped, would have been carried with it to the earth, about eighteen feet below. As it was, they escaped with a bad scare. The car was not placed on the rails again until late yesterday afternoon. The cause of the accident is unknown. 


DUTCH FLAT (Placer Co.), January 19 -

The fuel question is a serious one here at present, and many have to rely on the compassion of their more fortunate neighbors. The public school is closed on account of no fuel. The open Winters of the past few years has made the people careless about laying in supplies of fuel for Winter use, and now with four feet of snow on the ground they find fuel transportation a difficult job. No serious damage from snow has resulted. 


KENNETT (Shasta Co.), January 19 -

At the January meeting of the Supervisors it was decided that $100 worth of improving should be done on the main street of Kennett by the county, as the recent rains and heavy traffic have made the street bad for teaming. D. RAGIAN, one of the property owners, has circulated a subscription paper among the business men and succeeded in getting an additional large amount to put the street in better condition than was the plans of the Supervisors. A drain pipe will be laid alongside of the sidewalk, and the entire surface of the street covered with gravel and crushed rock. Later in the year this new surface may be treated to a coat of oil. 


ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), January 19 -

Local society is taking a great deal of interest in the approaching marriage of Miss Mary Cecelia FORREST, of this place, to Marion HUGHES, also of Alturas. The couple will leave the latter part of the week for Reno, where the nuptial knot will be tied by Father Thomas HORGAN.

The bride-to-be is sister of ex-Superintendent of Schools Nellie FORREST who was last November, just prior to the end of her term of office, became the bride of Edward IVORY, Jr. They are both daughters of the late Dr. J. M. FORREST, who was one of the pioneer physicians of Modoc.

The groom is a prominent ranch owner and politician. He held the office of County Clerk for two terms. 


ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), January 19 -

The trial of R.S. MASON, charged with assault, is under way. The jury is completed and the testimony is being taken.

The first witness was complainant L.S. BILLUPS, who told the story of being attacked by MASON in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Fort Bidwell last Thanksgiving night. His testimony was damaging to the defendant. The attack was made with a pistol and was preceded by MASON’s saying “This house is not big enough for you and me,” which the prosecuting witness interpreted to be a threat against his life.

The star witness was Justice of the Peace LEWIS, of Bidwell, who had ordered the arrest of MASON, and had also acted as custodian of the confiscated pistol.

Both sides are watchful and are looking for technicalities. The defense is piling up a host of exceptions to be used in case the trial should be against them. 


ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), January 19 -

The admission of A.K. WYLIE to the practice of the law by the Appellate Court at Sacramento last Monday is good news to the young man’s friends here. WYLIE is the son of James WYLIE, of Cedarville, who is engaged in a law practice at the local bar and also in Oregon. The young man is an ex-college man from Stanford, and has been engaged in the study of his profession for several years. He took an active part in the last political campaign and had charge of the Democratic headquarters here.

Besides being a student, WYLIE has scored some successes as an athlete and is looked upon as one of the cleverest baseball players in this part of the State. 


RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), January 19 -

Jacob SMITH, the half-breed Indian of Siskiyou County, who was arrested some weeks ago on the charge of being the burglar who entered P.H. SHUEY’s jewelry store and stole about $800 worth of watches, chains and other trinkets; had his preliminary hearing yesterday afternoon in Justice LUDEMAN’s Court.


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), January 19 -

No trace has been found of the four highwaymen who held up Nick SEAPATAS, a Greek barber, early Friday morning and robbed him of a $500 gold note which he carried in a belt around his person. He believes they were countrymen of his, as he had showed the note to no one but one or two intimate friends. Sheriff CHUBBUCK and several other officers are hard at work on the case and have arrested three men on suspicion, but there does not appear to be the slightest evidence against them. It is the general belief that the thieves struck out at once for the mountains and will go to some of the railroad camps or make for Quincy, and there attempt to change the note and divide the money. 


WILLOWS 9glenn Co.), January 19 -

The BRITTON Brothers, who were tried in Elk Creek about a month ago for stealing a bale of barbed-wire from the Green ranch, as stated in The Bee at that time, and sentenced to serve a term of six months in the County jail, have been granted a new trial by the Superior Court of this county. The grounds for the appeal was that while the jury was deliberating two of the members of that body left the room and went across the street to a saloon and had a drink. The hearing has been set for January 24. 



AUBURN (Placer Co.), January 19 -

Daniel McAULAY, brother of Sheriff-elect Geo. McAULAY, is lying at the point of death at his home in Forest Hill, his affliction being heart failure, with which he was stricken several days ago.

Sheriff McAULAY is at the bedside of his brother, who has slight spells of improvement, but it is feared he cannot recover. The stricken man is well known and popular throughout the mountains, and has been engaged in business in several of the mining communities. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Union

Friday May 3, 1907


                Keswick News Notes

 KESWICK, May 2 - Mrs. James LEWIS went to Redding Tuesday. She took her little son Donald to her family physician, as he has been ill for some time.

  Thomas WHALEN came up on the train from Redding Tuesday.

  Jack JONES, the bus driver, is confined to his home on account of illness. J. PENDLETON is driving for him.

  Mrs. L.F. JONES drove to Redding Tuesday on business.

  Joseph HOCKING came down from the Little Nellie mine Tuesday and went to his home in Redding.

  C.J. SMITH, a business man of Redding, was a visitor here Tuesday.

  Mr. SMITH, the baker, is having his building repaired. John McCOUGH is doing the work.

  Dr. J.G. GOBLE, an optician form Bedford, Ore., arrived here Tuesday and will remain a few days.

  Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLER returned from Redding Wednesday morning. They will soon move to Redding to live.

  N. BRESLAUER drove up from Redding Tuesday.

  Mr. and Mrs. J. VIRGIE went to Redding on Tuesday night’s train. They expect to move to the county seat soon.


                Hamilton City Notes

HAMILTON, May 2 - Mr. PRIEN, head agriculturist for the A.C. and B.S. company, spent Monday in Chico on business.

  J. McCOY WILLIAMS is away making investigations of lime rock at Gazelle and other lime-rock districts.

  Ground for the bank building was broken today and the work will not be pushed rapidly forward.

  Mr. and Mrs. Walter CATHER and her sister, Miss SHARPLESS, arrived home last night.



REDDING, May 2 - There will be two examinations for teachers’ certificates in Shasta this year. One will be held in June and in all probability the other will be in December.

  Among the changes in the school law this year is a clause providing for a semi-annual instead of an annual examination. This is going back to the former procedure.

  Up to three years ago the examinations were held twice a year. The past two years they have been held annually and from now on the applicants can have a chance to take examination semi-annually.

  The nest teachers’ institute for Shasta county will be held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of October.

  The Northern California Teachers’ association meets at Sacramento on October 22d to 25th.


                Fined Ten Dollars

MARYSVILLE, May 2 - Attorney J.C. THOMAS, who was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon in a rude, illiterate, coarse, quarrelsome, unrefined and threatening manner, in an attempt to intimidate one Adolph MEYN into liquidating a debt long overdue, had a hearing in the local justice’s court today. He was found guilty as charged in the complaint and fined $10.


                Red Men Active

McCOULD, May 2 - On May 18th the Red Men will organize a council here and expect to start off with a membership of at least 200. A number of great chiefs of Oregon and California have promised to be present, and delegations from all the adjoining counties have signified their intention to be present also. Preparations are being made to entertain the visitors.


                Too Much Whisky

REDDING, May 2 - William REEL, a piano player on the coast, was arrested by Officer CARPENTER Tuesday evening and landed in the city jail. Reel had imbibed in bad whisky until he was bordering on delirium tremens, and he was locked up in hopes that the confinement would prevent his being taken before a lunacy commission.



CHICO, May 2 - The gang of Hindoos which has been hanging around this city for some time has been ordered to leave Chico. Yesterday fifteen of them were arrested for vagrancy, but were released upon a promise to move on before night. This morning they were still here, and the citizens have decided to take the matter in hand and force them to leave.


                Presented With Purse

RED BLUFF, May 2 - Grace hall was well filled with parishioners of the Sacred Heart church Wednesday evening on the occasion of a delightful reception which came as a complete surprise to the popular pastor, Rev. Philip F. BRADY, who is soon to start on a well-earned vacation to the land of his birth.

  After the parishioners had gathered together and Wilson’s orchestral band of twenty pieces had arranged themselves on the spacious stage, Principal Con A.. DAVIS went to the parochial residence for Father BRADY, who was informed that a few representative men of the parish wished to confer with the pastor. When the priest and his conductor reached the hall there was on outburst of applause as they entered. The guest of honor was escorted to a table in the front of the auditorium. After a selection by the orchestra Chairman T.R. WALTON of the building committee presented a rich purse to the energetic and brilliant young priest.


                Death of Mabel Guill

REDDING, May 2 - Mabel Guill, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Guill, died at their home in this city Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock. Typhoid fever was the cause of death. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. A younger sister is ill with the same disease. The children had been confined to their beds for two weeks.


                Another Fire Company

NEVADA CITY, May 2 - The “Ski-doo” fire company has been organized in this city and will try to give fire protection to the block bounded by Broad, Pine and Commercial streets. Arrangements have been made to illumine the rear yards with electric lights, and hose and taps have been put in to provide sufficient means to fight the fires.


                Arm Was Crushed

KENNETT, May 2- S.M. HIGGINS accidentally had his arm crushed Monday at the Buick and Wengler mill while attempting to adjust the crank-shaft. Both bones on his right forearm were badly broken.


                Death of John E. James

OROVILLE, May 2 - Mr. John E. James died yesterday at his home in this city, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. James was attacked by stomach-titis, a disease attacking the mucous membranes of the stomach. The deceased was a little over 39 years of age. He was a native of this county, having been born in Moortown. A little over a year ago he was married to Miss ANK, of Moortown. The news of Mr. James’ death will be read with sincere sorrow by his many friends. This is the second death in the family within a month, a brother dying a short time ago as the result of an accident. Mr. James, besides his widow and infant son, leaves his aged mother and five brothers - Edward, George, Daniel, and Frank James, all of Oroville, and Dr. Richard James of Portland, three sisters - Mrs. MENGLER and Mrs. TEGRUNDE of Oroville, and Miss James of Oregon City.


                Will Plant Figs

YUBA CITY, May 2 - C.A. RAND of Yuba City and Max ROSENBERG of San Francisco, both of whom are prominently connected with the fruit canning industry, have purchased of Attorney M.E. SANBORN a large piece of fine fruit land in the DAHLING tract, near here. It is their intention to plant the entire tract to figs. The price paid was $100 per acre.


                Wants a Divorce

YUBA CITY, May 2 - Mrs. Elizabeth WALLACE brought suit today to obtain a divorce form her husband, George M. Wallace, now a resident of Sacramento. The grounds alleged are desertion and failure to provide. The parties were married in 1878. Mrs. Wallace asks for the community property, a small home in Yuba City.


                A Successful Affair

OROVILLE, May 2 - The May Day ball, given last night by the members of the Catholic Church, was a most successful and enjoyable affair. The music was furnished by Gern’s orchestra, of Marysville. The hall was handsomely decorated. The ball was not only a great success socially, but financial success as well.


                Demand for Miners

 GRASS VALLEY, May 2 - About fifty miners have left this district during the past month for Nevada camps and every miner in this district is now employed, while others could get permanent positions if the were to come here.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Union

Tuesday May 7, 1907



REDDING, May 6 - Shasta county will this year take an active interest in the meeting of the National Educational association that will be held in Los Angeles from the 8th to the 12th of July. Miss Lulu WHITE, county superintendent, will have charge of the Shasta county part of the meeting and it is her desire to have the hearty co-operation of the people.

  Each county is to have an exhibit, principally of postals and scenes of the attractive places. Miss White hopes to take along a large collection, and she is desirous of having all the postals and pictures possible for use on that occasion.

  The railroads have allowed liberal round-trip rates for the meeting. The round trip from Redding to Los Angeles on that occasion will be but $18.10. This is unusually low and no doubt many will take advantage of the chance to see the southland.

  Miss White will in a few days be ready to issue membership certificates to the association.



NEVADA CITY, May 6 - Word received in Nevada City says that Jack GROSS and Bill BALL, who left here a couple of weeks ago for Oroville, have secured a contract from the Utah Construction company to grade a long stretch of road on the line of the Western Pacific railroad, now under construction. The grade awarded to Gross and Ball is in the Big Bar division in Butte county, about thirty-five miles northeast of Oroville. Gross, who is an old resident of Nevada county, had a contract about three years ago when the first grading work was inaugurated, and did well at it. Ball is a Montana lad, who came here early last winter and reopened the Oak saloon in Grass Valley with Fred HAHN some weeks ago. He hankered for the more strenuous life, however, and went in with Gross in railroad construction. Their many friends in Nevada county wish them much success in their new venture.


COLUSA, May 6 - A.B. JACKSON, the grain dealer, surprised his Colusa friends by suddenly reappearing in this his home town. He had made a flying trip to Europe, visiting England, Germany and France.

  Lou ODER and wife, after an absence of twenty years, are once more in the county of good luck, enjoying the Colusa roses and renewing old acquaintances.

  Dr. C.A. POAGE has left for a short visit to his mother, who lives in Ukiah.

  J.M. GOODIN of Sacramento, representing the Fairbanks standard scale people, spent a few days in Colusa last week.

  Among those returning from Sacramento last week were Byron de la BECKWITH and Mrs. Agnes BAKER SEAWELL.

  Mrs. Louis SCHROEDER returned to her home in Sacramento last week , as did also C.D. ROE to his, and among Colusans going to Sacramento were District Attorney Seth MILLINGTON, G.E. SHOWLER and Russ POWELL.

  Mrs. C.A. de LIGNE and daughters of Sacramento are visiting Mrs. De Linge’s parents, Judge and Mrs. J.B. MOORE.

  George C. COMSTOCK of Williams, who has been seriously ill for several weeks and is not able to be up and around, decided to go and spend the summer on a ranch somewhere near Sisson. His host of friends throughout the county hope to hear of his early recovery.

  Among those who went from here to San Francisco were M.J. BOGGS, Frank TREBEL, G.W. TIBBETTS and Miss Carrie DALY, while Mrs. U.W. BROWN, Mrs. W.L. HARRINGTON, Mrs. M. JEWELL BOGGS, Mrs. D.O. BAKER and daughter and Mrs. and Mrs. W.R. MERRILL came back from that city.

  WH. CROSS, the pioneer merchant of Maxwell, who has been very ill recently, had to be taken to a hospital in San Francisco, and his many friends are greatly worried about him. In his absence his big store is in charge of his son and two young men assistants.

  Congressman Duncan E. McKINLAY spent Saturday in Colusa. He arrived Friday night and was met by E.C. BARRELL of the Colusa. County bank, and part of the day was piloted around by George W. WHITE, one of Colusa’s staunchest Republicans.

  J.M. SANTANA, the sheep man of San Leandro, was here last week, leaving Saturday noon.

  Rev. J.R. WARD, pastor of the Methodist church of Colusa, returned Friday from Chicago.

WEAVERVILLE, May 6 - Dr. J.A. McGOUGH, who has been in Hayfork for the past two weeks on professional duties, returned to Weaverville Saturday.

  Volney L. FOX, proprietor of the Redding-Weaverville stage line, was in town Saturday on business connected with the line.

  Mrs. H.E. HOWARD, nee HARVEY, of Redding arrived in town Saturday afternoon on an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. E.N. TODD.

  Charles E. GILZEAN, business man of Redding, and one of the owners of the famous Washington mine at French Gulch, arrived in town Saturday and spent the afternoon shaking hands with old friends.

  Mrs. Z.L. SHOCK and daughter Elsie and Miss Verna MARSHALL of Douglas City drove up to Weaverville Saturday.

  L.P. DUNKLEY, principal of the Weaverville schools, has been taking the census for the year, and while he has not yet the complete figures ready for publication, states that there are only 139 school children in the Weaverville district. This is a loss of two since last year. Weaverville is now entitled to but two teachers instead of three, as formerly.

  Rev. J.E. GILMARTIN of Weaverville went over to Hayfork Saturday and held religious services there on Sunday.



OROVILLE, May 6 - Officers Frank TOBIN and M.L. COPELAND made a raid on the Greek coffeehouse at the corner of Bird and Hontoon streets late Saturday night and arrested the proprietor and two waiters and charge them with selling liquor without a license. They were immediately taken before Judge Green of the police court and released upon a cash bail of $250. The date of trial has not been set. The officers think they have a clear case against the men.



OROVILLE, May 6 - J.H. WILLIS, who resides on Pomona avenue in this city, met with an accident yesterday upon the steam shovel which will necessitate the amputation of the fingers of his left hand. The accident occurred upon the steam shovel operating at the Trestle camp near this city. In some way his fingers were caught in the dipper machinery and were crushed so that amputation will be necessary.



WOODLAND, May 6 - The officers of Woodland aerie of Eagles, installed Saturday night by District Deputy John MARCH of Sacramento as follows: Past president, Al DAVIS; president, Ed BUSH; vice-president, Charles WALLACE; secretary, Bert CLOVER; treasurer, B. ROHMKE; conductor, A. KRAMER; inside guard, Charles EULER; outside guard, William ELERS; chaplain, T.J. McDONALD; trustees, Chris SCHLOTZ, Emanuel SMITH and W.B. BLACK.

  The new aerie was instituted the same evening, 130 applicants being initiated by the degree team of Sacramento Aerie, No. 9, consisting of R.V. WOOD, J.T. RICHARDS, Ed NOBLETT, James KEARNEY, F. CUTTING, P. PENDEGAST, A. BERGER, Jack MORLEY and J. DOUGHERTY.


                Severely Injured

CHICO, May 6 - James MASSEY, an employe of the Valleys Power company, met with a serious accident at the bridge, three miles from Centerville, today. He was engaged in timbering when a mass of rock caved upon him, striking him with considerable force about the head and shoulders and burying him with debris. He was dug out by companions and carried on a stretcher to Nimshew’s. County Physician HAMILTON was summoned and dressed the sounds, and Massey was found to be severely bruised about the neck and shoulders. He is resting easy tonight.


                Sudden Death

BUTTE CITY, May 6 - Mrs. Maud BARHAM of this city was stricken with apoplexy this morning, the stroke proving fatal. She was the wife of M.L. Barham and a lady universally esteemed. Deceased was a native of Ohio, 57 years of age, and besides a husband, leaves five children, William, Edward, Matthew, Bert and Mary, to mourn her death. Her funeral will occur tomorrow under the auspices of the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a member.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Evening Bee

Tuesday, October 8, 1907

Page 7


                NEW EDITOR

QUINCY (Plumas Co.), October 8 - The Plumas Independent has made some important changes in its office. Robert R. CRAWFORD, a well-known newspaper man from the State of Nevada, is now in charge of the editorial and local column of the Independent. Mr. Crawford has already made some very marked improvements in the journal and seems to be the right man in the right place.


                KILLS CARRIER PIGEON

NAPA (Napa Co.), October 8 - A few days ago County Janitor George BLACK, who at the request of the Board of Supervisors, is endeavoring to wipe out a band of vagrant pigeons that have taken possession of one of the front corners of the Court House, shot a carrier pigeon. Upon the bird’s legs were a number of aluminum bands, also a tube containing a message written in lead pencil. The writing showed that the homer was from the lofts of L.C. BYCE & Sons of Petaluma and had been released at Sacramento no October 9, 1906. It failed to reach home, however.


                REVOKE PERMIT

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 8 - Last night the City Council voted to rescind the power of arrest given early in their term to Patrick BRANNAN, who holds the position of special watchman in Chinatown. When asked for an explanation of their action the members refused to talk on the matter.



NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 8 - Surgeons may prate all they please about consumption being or not being hereditary, but if they will investigate the remarkable fatality which has followed a local family of seven children, six of whom have died of consumption, they will find something worth the attention of science. Henry J. JEPSEN, the sixth child of seven born, died here Monday morning of the dread disease, after suffering for many months. This morning his mother and his remaining brother, Jacob, left with the remains for Salinas, where burial will be made.

  Henry Jepsen was born at San Juan, this county, almost twenty-nine years ago. He followed the life of an engineer and was widely known at Salinas, where he made his home for years. After the disease compelled him to cease work, he came here last July - to die. As stated before, this makes six children of the unfortunate family who have grown to manhood and womanhood, only to perish of this disease. Can science explain it?


                FAITH DIDN’T CURE

Woman Refused to Take Medicine and Death Results

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), October 8 - It was proved by the Coroner’s jury that Mrs LAKE, who died in Hamilton City last Saturday, passed away from the effects of malarial fever. As was told in The Bee of Saturday, Mrs. Lake separated from her husband about two years ago. A machinist in the employ of the sugar company by the name of J.B. GUNN had been staying in the same house as the deceased woman. Gunn disappeared Saturday morning and all efforts to locate him by the Coroner have proved of no avail. A telephone message to Dr. OSBORNE of that city called him to the Lake home and upon his arrival he found the woman dead and all alone.

  An investigation showed that the woman did not have a cent in the house and that she was probably penniless. The house that she lived in was made of canvas, and boards and was nothing but a shabby shack. The woman took in washing for a living, so it is stated. Dr. Osborne had previous to her death told her that if she did not take medicine that she would die, but she was a believer in Christian Science and stated that the Lord would cure her. She absolutely refused to take medicine. She was buried in the county plot, not having any relatives as far as was known and no one to look after her.


                FEMALE EXPERT

Closes Deals for Gold Mines in Plumas County

QUINCY (Plumas Co.), October 8 - Mrs. Stasia PENN, a woman expert on mines, representing a Los Angeles mining company, has closed deals for the Cleveland mine on Chipp’s Creek, and the Gansner property, near the confluence of the east branch and north fork of the Feather River. The wagon road up the north fork is completed past the above properties, which will permit the company which Mrs. Penn represents to equip the mines with the latest placer mining machinery.

  Outside of possessing a large amount of mining ground, the Gansner property has a fine orchard.

  Mrs. Penn has also been examining some mining properties near Seneca, and, providing her company secures these claims, she will make her headquarters at the Gansner place, as it is centrally located.


                SERIOUS CHARGE

Charles Rickard in Peculiar Predicament Over Watch

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 8 - Facing a grand larceny charge, Charles RICKARD occupies a cell in the County Jail. He is accused by Harry T. RULE of the theft of a gold watch and chain. The missing articles were found by Sheriff WALKER yesterday afternoon, in Rickard’s residence near town. The young man declared that he was on the point of coming to town and restoring the watch and chain to its owner when the Sheriff made his appearance. He declined to make an attempt to secure bonds in the sum of $1000, and waived a preliminary. Steps looking towards bringing his case to a focus will be taken to-day. It would not be surprising if he were discharged without trial.


                NEVADA STATE NEWS

Boy Stranded

RENO (Nev.), October 8 - Eugene McKELLIGAN, a 13-year-old boy, got off the train here yesterday morning penniless and alone. He had been sent here by his mother from Los Angeles and was told by her that he would be met here by his father, who is a mining man at Schurz. She told the boy that Schurz was but a few miles from Reno, when it is in fact several hundred miles away. The boy was taken in charge by Chief of Police LEEPER, who will care for him until he gets word from his father.


Pioneer Dies

VERDI (Nev.), October 8 - Charles DARBY, proprietor of the Inyo Marble Works near here, and one of the first settlers of Verdi, died at his home at Marmol yesterday from ptomaine poisoning due to eating ripe fruit along with some canned goods. The deceased has been a resident of the Golden West for the past thirty years and resided for a time in San Francisco. He was a prominent member of the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias of this city.



The Sacramento Evening Bee

Tuesday, October 8, 1907

Page 8



Wagon Wheels Crushed His Life Out This Morning

DAVISVILLE (Yolo CO.), October 8 - Ralph SHARP, of this place, was run over by a wagon this morning and died a few minutes later.

  The accident occurred about two miles below town in Solano County. Mr. Sharp was working with a hay baling crew and the press was being moved. Sharp stood on the front of a wagon while driving over a levee to reach the wagon bridge over the canal. When the wagon reached the bottom a wheel struck a rut and Sharp was thrown to the ground, two wheels passing over his body and crushing his ribs.

  The accident was witnessed by several of the men who were near at hand and by a son of Sharp, who was employed with the crew. Quick assistance was rendered, but it was unavailing. The injured man died within a few minutes.

  Deceased was about 41 years old and had resided here fifteen years. He leaves a wife and four children. One of his daughters is employed in the telephone office. He was a member of Knights of Pythias and the funeral probably will be held under auspices of that Order.


                MRS. RAY DEAD

Children and Grandchildren at Pioneer’s Bedside

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), October 8 - The death of Mrs. Melvina RAY, widow of the late Samuel Ray, residing seven miles northwest of Lodi, occurred at the family home early Sunday night. Mrs. Ray had been critically ill for some time, having suffered body injuries from a fall from which she had barely recovered, when she contracted pneumonia, to which disease she succumbed.

  Deceased was a pioneer of the county, having come across the plains with her husband in early days, landing here in 1853, where she has reared a large family and dwelt ever since. At her bedside were all her children and grandchildren. Surviving the aged mother are: Mrs. Mary MOSLEY, of Seattle; Alfonzo RAY, Acampo; Jefferson RAY, Tulare; Mrs. Emma HARNLEY, Lodi; Dave and Sam RAY, New Hope; and Mrs. Albert PHILLIPS, Sacramento.

  The funeral will be held to-morrow morning, the remains to be interred beside those of her husband in Woodbridge Cemetery.


                HOWARD ON TRIAL

Red Bluff Man Before Court in Sensational Case

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 8 - The sensational case of The People vs. Eli HOWARD was commenced in the Superior Court this morning and by 11 o’clock the jury had been completed.

  When the noon recess was taken Mrs. George D. YOUNG, the complaining witness, had been placed upon the stand and was being questioned by District Attorney FISH.

  Howard is accused of rape, and the complaining witness is his alleged victim.


                MISSING FROM HOME

S.J. Blanchard of Henleyville

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 8 - S.J. BLANCHARD, a blacksmith of Henleyville, disappeared form Red Bluff a week ago Saturday and has not been seen or heard from since. Last August Mr. Blanchard’s oldest daughter died and he was very much affected. It is feared that his mind has become deranged as a result of his deep grief.


                ILLEGAL FISHING

BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 8 - P. CONNETTI and T. SOSTENA, two Italian fishermen, were taken in charge here yesterday afternoon by the fish patrol in charge of J. CONNELL of Pinole. They were taken before the Justice of the Peace, where they gave bond for their appearance before the Superior Court at Fairfield next week.


                BADLY BEATEN

Colored Man Pulled Gun But He Couldn’t Use It

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 8 - Henry JOHNSON, a colored man, was taken into Justice LUDEMAN’s office to-day to answer to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

  Johnson looked as if he had been through a cyclone, as his face was black and blue and badly swollen. The charge was preferred against him by the proprietor of the Palm restaurant, who is a Greek. It seems there was some difficulty in which Johnson thought a gun might be of assistance, but he was disarmed and very badly beaten. He was released on $50 bonds to appear later.


                TARGET RECORDS

Company A Seeks Front Rank in Militia

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - The members of Company A, Second Infantry, N.G.C., Captain W.H. WHITE commanding, have been indulging in weekly target practices at the ranges three miles east of this city. Sunday the best scores made at the various ranges were : 200 yards, Private TURNER, 21; 300 yards, Private FISKE, 20; 500 yards, Private TURNER, 19.

  While other companies are being disbanded, the Chico Company is enthusiastically working for its own improvement and gaining the commendation of the State officers, until now it ranks as one of the best companies in all California.


                DEDICATE SCHOOL

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 8 - The dedication of Placer County’s new High School building was held in the assembly room of the new structure last evening. The speaker of the evening was Prof. OVERSTREET of the University of California, who congratulated the people on the acquisition of the new building. The Supervisors were present in a body. A musical program was rendered, and a large gathering of people were present.


                WEATHER OBSERVER

GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), October 8 - F. G. MOESCH, of this place, is now the accredited Government Observer of the weather. For the past twenty-four years Moesch has maintained a private station, and has complete records of the rainfall during that time. The Weather Bureau has decided to establish a station here and Mr. Moesch has been placed in charge. The new instruments arrived and were set up yesterday.


                MACY FRANCHISE

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - Two important subjects are to come before the City Council to-night. The application of L.D. MACY for a franchise to construct and operate a lighting, heating and power plant in the city will be heard and probably passed, and it is expected that the ordinance committee will report on regulation of the slot machines of the city.



CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - Luther PITTMAN, a young man of only 21 years, died at the Sister’s Hospital last evening after a short illness. Deceased was employed in Camp 6, at Stirling City by the Diamond Match Company. His mother resides in Spenceville, Cal.


                STRICKEN DOWN

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - While riding with Deputy Sheep Inspector E.K. MASTERSON near Hamilton City, C. McRAMSY suffered a stroke of paralysis and had to be brought to Chico for treatment. The right leg was affected. He was improved somewhat last evening.


                EIGHTH RIG STOLEN

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - The Chico police are baffled. The seventh or eighth carriage to be stolen, driven west of the city and tied up to be found the next day, was accomplished when some one unknown stole a surrey and horse from F.A. TATMAN, who yesterday found the rig tied to the fence along Nord Avenue. No clues, no arrests.


                VISIT BUTTERS

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - President H.A. BUTTERS of the Northern Electric Company is spending several days in this city entertaining San Francisco and Sacramento capitalists and men of prominence interested in interurban line development. The visitors are taken for a ride on the various lines, and also given tallyho parties.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), October 8 - A dare-devil feat that under any ordinary circumstances would be expected to result in death to man and beast was performed here Sunday by a man named BAILEY when he rode a beautiful bay horse over the bluff at the north end of High Street, sliding down the face of it for fifty feet and into the shallow water at the edge of the river. Neither was injured, and with the assistance of a rope the horse was pulled back up the almost perpendicular wall of the bluff. Bailey lost his job on the Cone ranch as a result of his exhibition of nerve. He had been drinking before he took the leap.


                MAY PURCHASE LAND

Cheaper to Buy Large Piece Than Small One

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 8 - Levee Commissioner W.T .ELLIS, Jr., and Mayor HALL were authorized by the City Council last night to negotiate with the estate of N.D. RIDEOUT for four and one-half blocks of land to the north of the Fifth-Street subway.

  It was shown by Ellis that the Rideout people want $500 for a small piece of land which is needed for widening the north wall of the subway. For $1250 or $1500 the four blocks and a half mentioned above and including the place for which $500 is asked, can be had, it is thought. A report will be had in the matter at the next meeting of the Council.


                MRS. BARNES DIES

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 8 - Mrs. Anna BARNES died a few minutes after 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after an illness of but three or four days. She was a native of Ireland, and 77 years, 4 months and 2 days old.

  When she was 17 years of age she and three sisters came to Boston. In 1858 two of her sisters accompanied her to California. Both of them - Mrs. Mary MOSBACHER and Miss Della McCABE - preceded her to the grave. In November, 1861, she was married in Sacramento to Abraham Barnes, who died in 1898.

  Seven children were born to them. The survivors are Robert J., Zach B. and Abraham Barnes of Yolo, and Mrs. Sadie RILEY and Mrs. Susie POWERS of San Francisco. The funeral will be held to-morrow.


                WM. DE LONG DEAD

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 8 - Word has been received here of the death of William De LONG, a former resident of this city, which occurred at San Mateo. His passing was sudden. Deceased was a son of the late Charles De Long, Minister to Japan under General Grant. He was a cousin of Charles D. WOODS of this city. The De Long family lived in Marysville in the sixties.


                BAKER GUILTY

AUBURN (Placer Co.), October 8 - Edward BAKER, who recently attempted to burglarize the garrage of Wm. INGRAM at Lincoln, was before Judge PREWETT yesterday, and entered a plea of attempted burglary. Baker is a young man and was captured shortly after his crime. After a few days imprisonment he admitted his offense to the officers. Sentence will be passed upon him his afternoon.


                SNOWBALL CONTEST

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 8 - The petition for probate of will and contest in the estate of the late Lucy Snowball came up yesterday afternoon, but for reasons not made public all the attorneys agreed to let the mater go over for one week. There has been some talk of a compromise, but all the parties to the contest seem as determined as ever.


                $13,500 OF RACE TRACK FUND RAISED

Establishment Of The Fair Grounds Assured By Subscriptions

CHICO (Butte Co.), October 8 - A meeting of the subscribers to the stock company to establish the racetrack and fair grounds in the vicinity of Chico met last evening and reported that $13,500 of the required $15,000 had been subscribed, and that it is expected the remaining $1500 would be secured to-day. Thus a breeding place for blooded horses and a place for the holding of athletic events is assured.

 It is now practically settled that the J.F. ENTLER place, two miles south of this city, at the crossing of the Butte County Railway and the Northern Electric, will be purchased as the sixty-acre tract desired.

  Among the heavier subscribers to the project are: W.J. MILLER, $500; J.A. BENNETT, $500; W.J. O’CONNOR, $400; J.R. ADLER, $1000; B. CUSICK, $500, F. SOLM, $300, L.D. MACY, $500; Barnard Livery Company, $300, and J.F. ENTLER, $1000.


                AUBURN MAN HURT

Dr. J.C. Hawver Victim of Explosion Yesterday

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), October 8 - Dr. J.C. HAWVER, a dentist of Auburn, was badly injured yesterday afternoon in a cave near Cool as the result of an explosion. He is now in the sanatarium here and will recover unless blood poisoning sets in.

  Dr. Hawver was preparing to take photographs for Dr. MERIMAN, who is writing a magazine article which he desires to have illustrated. A mistake was made in handling the powder for light and the explosion followed, taking off the dentist’s thumb and index finger. He was taken to Cool, a mile and a quarter distant and then brought here. He suffered much from loss of blood.


                ENDS HIS LIFE

LODI (San Joaquin Co.), October 8 - N.H. BROZEK, a laborer employed in the vicinity, was found yesterday hanging from a culvert about six miles out on the Lower Sacramento road. It was at first thought the man had met with foul play, but it later developed that suicide was the cause of his death, and he had perhaps taken his life some time Sunday.


                SEVERELY CUT

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), October 8 - James JOHNSON, a logger of Pino Grande, while riding a log there yesterday was severely cut in the head. He was brought here and is now in the sanitarium.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Wednesday, October 9, 1907



Left California In 1856 And Local Paper Brings Back Memories

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 9 - Like a voice from the tomb comes word from a pioneer of 1850, who carried the express from this place to a number of bustling mining camps of the upper country.  At the age of 81, E.A. GREEN writes to Cris MONROE from Sodus, New York, having by chance seen Monroe’s name in a copy of a local paper sent him. Green did a “hot-foot” express - that is, he traveled on foot. He covered a remarkable distance daily and was known as the “long-bearded expressman.”

  The letter of the pioneer of the early gold days is interesting and yet pathetic, as he asks if certain placer claims have been worked out, evidently unaware that every foot of placer ground has been washed over several times since he left, and that quartz mines 4000 feet deep have been sunk since. His letter is so interesting that it follows:

 “I notice that you still reside at Washington and that you came there in the Spring of 1850. It must be then that you remember something about me and some of the incidents that occurred there at an early date. Myself and Hugh GASTON of Twenty-mile Stand, Hamilton County, Ohio, crossed the Isthmus of Panama in January, 1850, and landed in San Francisco in April of that year. Afer working on Gold Flat, near Nevada City, with a rocker, we went up to Washington where old man GARD and his Humboldt Indian kept a provision store. A company at that time were working with a yoke and oxen to turn the river. Phenas KNAPP died from consumption in his tent in the rear of Gard’s store, and was buried in July on the Flat, near the river, at Washington.

  “Gaston, Frank RYAN and myself went out prospecting and struck dry diggings near the lead of north fork of Poorman’s Creek. We worked there all Summer and Fall with a Long Tom, near a spring that furnished water enough to run the Long Tom. Late in the Fall we left the place and went down to Washington and found the place nearly abandoned. Pay dirt in the river bed didn’t pan out. Old man Gard and his Indian had pulled our, ant so had everybody else. Where we worked mining in 1850 no white man that we knew anything about was nearer than Washington, and a place now called Eureka, and there is quite a village there.

  “I notice that there is a place near Washington called Gaston and Gaston Mine. I wonder if that place has anything to do with the name of Hugh Gaston? I wish you would write to me a few lines and let me know what has been going on at and around Washington during the past fifty years.

  “I left California in 1856 for my former home, in New York State, and have not been in California since that time. I am now 81 years old.”

  Mr. Monroe believes that Hugh Gaston died in Ohio. The Gaston mine and town was named after him, as he was the discoverer of the vein.


                POSTMASTER QUITS

ELKO (Nev), October 9 - J.C. DOUGHTY is circulating a petition asking for the appointment as Postmaster here, to succeed Postmaster JONES, who has resigned.


                GREENHORN MINES

Oroville Men There Inspecting Borings Made

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), October 9 - That something of importance is developing on Greenhorn Creek is proved by the arrival of John MYERS, W.S. WILLIAMS, C.P. FROST and I.L. ORMSBY of Oroville. They came in last night and are to-day visiting the Greenhorn, where a drill has been in operation for some time past taking out cores up and down the stream, with a view of proving the advisability of placing gold dredgers in the stream.

  The washings from the cores will be carefully inspected by the party, and as the men are all experts on gold dredging, the outcome is likely to be of the utmost importance. It was stated recently that results were more than pleasing, and this being so, the dredger question should soon be settled.

  The company has six miles of river bed covered deep with tailings from the old hydraulic diggings, besides a large tract of virgin gravel land which contains the famous Blue Lead channel. The matter has been worked up for several months past. Berkeley capital is behind the plan.


                GIVEN THREE YEARS

NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), October 9 - Herbert GIVENS will spend the next three years in San Quentin prison having pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary in the second degree yesterday before Superior Judge NILON.

  Given, aged 30 years, was brought here from Truckee, where he burglarized the COSGROVE residence, stealing clothing ,jewelry and other things. He cached the plunder near town and then formed a partnership with a fellow tramp named George HOMER. Both were taken by Officer TEMPLE while dividing the plunder at the cache.

  Given freely admitted his guilt and offered no defense. He got three years. Homer will be tried on the charge of receiving stolen goods.


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Sacramento Evening Bee

Friday, November 8, 1907



Shasta County Town Suffers Second Disastrous Conflagration Within a Year - Loss $60,000

KESWICK (Shasta Co.), November 8 - The entire business section of Keswick and several dwellings were wiped out of existence this morning by a disastrous fire that swept across the town. The fire broke out shortly before 1 o’clock in the general merchandise store of L. MAZZINI, and before it was out it had burned every business house spared by the fire of February last.

  Although all the citizens of the town were aroused and were on the streets, they had practically nothing to fight the fire with, and the flames kept spreading until they consumed the entire business section of the town, and only ceased when there was nothing more for them to burn.

  Both sides of North street from California on the west to School Street on the east were swept bare.

  The origin of the fire is unknown, although it is supposed to be of an incendiary origin. The flames were discovered on the roof of the Mazzini building two hours after everybody in the town had retired for the night.

   The blow is a particularly severe one to Keswick, as only last February the town suffered a severe loss by a similar fire. Practically the only business buildings left standing by last night’s fire were the Post Office, a butcher shop, and a baker shop.

  The total loss will foot up close to $60,000.

  The losses were as follows:

  Gillespie House, three-story frame building, totally destroyed; loss $15,000, small insurance.

  Europa House, owned by E. MICHAUD, hotel, lodging house and saloon, destroyed; loss $5,000, insurance $1,000.

  Hollister House, Mrs. M.A. JONES, proprietress; loss $1,500, no insurance.

  Kalamazoo House, owned by Charles ALLEN; loss $2,500, no insurance.

  L. MAZINI’s general merchandise store and saloon and entire stock of goods; loss $7,500, small insurance.

  Keswick Opera House, two-story building owned by John MILLER and the adjoining saloon totally destroyed; loss $7,000, no insurance.

  Saloon owned by Jeff CRUM; loss $900, insurance $500.

  A.E. FOWDY’s dwelling; loss $1,500, no insurance.

  Mrs. Mary WIER, dwelling; loss $700, no insurance.

  Mrs. George THOMPSON, dwelling; loss $500, no insurance.

  Wallace COSBY, livery stable; loss $3,000, small insurance.

  Fred MARX, livery stable; loss $500, no insurance.

  Peter SORENSON, furniture store and saloon in Gillespie House; loss $3,000, no insurance.

  Patrick DONAHUE, saloon; loss $500.

  O. FRIEDMAN, dwelling; loss $1,500.

  Mrs. Thomas LEWIS, dwelling; loss $500.

  The Misses MUNN, dwelling; loss $500.

  Numerous other small shops, etc., were burned.


                HAD BURIED TREASURE

Insane Man Shows Officers Where He Hid Money

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), November 8 - John NABOR, who was adjudged insane and ordered to the asylum at Napa, was taken to his home near Georgetown Wednesday and showed the officers who had him in charge the place where he had buried his treasure. On digging, the officers found an old half-length stove pipe and removing the rock which had been used by Nabor to close the ends of the pipe they found $70 in United States coin and sixty-one English sovereigns. About $1,000 in cash and gold dust was found on his person when he was taken into custody. Nabor has some real estate besides this, and the authorities will so administer his estate as to keep him comfortable the rest of his few remaining days. He was taken to Napa yesterday by Sheriff COOK.



PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), November 8 - At the regular monthly meeting this week, the Board of Supervisors granted saloon licenses as follows: To Carl A. MEYERS and Andrew WEBSTER for a saloon in Diamond Springs Hotel, and to John U. SIMAS for a saloon at Latrobe in the Armas Building, on condition that they file sufficient bonds.

  The Board received petitions for saloon licenses from L. GOBBI, A.W. FITCH, Alex. SALGADO, Alex. BARLOW, J.A. RUSSI and G.E. WILLIAMS. Following a rule governing the Board the petitions were laid over till the December meeting.


                SAD NEWS AWAITS HIM

Urban Fisher’s Wife Dies During His Absence From home

REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 8 - V.S. MULLEN of Yreka, Siskiyou County, is in this city trying to find some trace of the whereabouts of Urban FISHER of Greenview, Siskiyou County, who left his home about a week ago and has not been heard from since. During his absence Fisher’s wife became suddenly ill and passed away, and it is for the purpose of notifying him of his wife’s death that Mullen now seeks him.

  It is believed that Fisher came to Redding, but so far Mullen has not been able to locate him. There were no strange circumstances connected with Fisher’s leaving home - he simply went away to find work and has not written to inform his family of his whereabouts.


                COMMITTED NO CRIME

Court Holds That man may Kidnap His Own Children

 SANTA ROSA (Sonoma Co.), November 8 - B.F. McWILLIAMS, the man who a few weeks ago kidnaped his two little children from his wife and fled, is free from prosecution. The man was arrested by Sheriff Jack SMITH in another county this week, but McWilliams procured the services of an attorney and was released on habeas corpus. It was held that unless there was a special order of Court forbidding him, a father charged with kidnaping his own children could not be arrested.  So the Sheriff had to leave for home without his prisoner.


                RUSE IS DISCOVERED

CHICO (Butte Co.), November 8 - A clever attempt on the part of two women to pull the wool over the eyes of the police and Justice STROUT was prevented here in the case of Chester WEST, one of five men arrested on vagrancy charges. One woman declared that West was her brother; that his mother resided at Magalia, Butte County, and that she was in this city to secure his release and take him back home. She declared he was a good boy, and had almost convinced the officers when it was learned that she was his consort and that the two had been in jail at Keswick but a few days before.



Had Lived in Sacramento, Shasta and Butte Counties

 SUISUN (Solano Co.), November 8 - Arthur HAZELRIGG, one of the earliest of California pioneers, died here early this week at the aged of 86 years.

  He was a native of Kentucky, was reared in Indiana and came from that State to California in 1849. For two years he followed mining on the American River. Then he went to Shasta County, where he organized a company and engaged in mining and mercantile pursuits on an extensive scale. He remained in that county, with the exception of a year spent in New York, until 1867. He then removed to Butte County and resided here until 1880.

  In that year he came to his county. For several years he conducted a store in Vallejo, removing afterwards to Winters, Benicia and Suisun.

  Deceased suffered all the vicissitudes of the early pioneers. In the early days he accumulated a fortune, which he lost in later years in speculation. He was an honest, upright citizen and always enjoyed the high esteem of all his acquaintances.

  Surviving him are two sons and a daughter - H.C. and T.F. HAZELRIGG and Miss E.A. HAZELRIGG.


                WILL FIGHT CASE

No Compromise Likely in Snowball Will Contest

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 8 - Progress has been made in the SNOWBALL will contest. Leutie C. Snowball, Milten S. and A.L. Snowball, Adlanita Ann and Carmen L. Snowball, have filed their answer to the contest and opposition of Henry Havelock Snowball and Norman P. Snowball in the matter of the estate of Lucy A. Snowball. There seems to be no grounds for the report that negotiations are under way for a compromise. Both seem as determined as ever, but neither can give any definite idea when the actual contest will begin.

                KILLED BY TRAIN

Young Man Mangled Beneath Car Wheels

REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 8 - Attempting to board a southbound passenger train Wednesday night at Castle Rock, six miles south of Dunsmuir, Ross EDWARDS, a young man living at McCloud, was thrown beneath the wheels and killed. The body was frightfully mangled.


                BODY DISAPPEARS

Coroner Unable to Find Remains of Drowned Man

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), November 8 - Coroner WALLACE and Deputy Coroner WARD, who went up the Feather River the second time to get the body of Joseph SONOMI, found by a Chinaman, returned last evening and stated that they were unable to find it.

  Wednesday night the body was lodged in a crevice of a large rock, but yesterday morning the Coroner and his deputy were unable to find any trace of it.

  Messrs. Wallace and Ward inquired among the Italians at Island Bar about Sonomi but could learn nothing.



Skeleton Found by Surveyors on Steep Side of Mountain

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), November 8 - A party of engineers surveying the proposed north route for the Humboldt and Trinity County wagon route made a discovery yesterday of a human skeleton and the Coroner is investigating the case.

  The surveyors had reached an almost inaccessable spot on the precipitous sides of the canyon of the Trinity River, three miles below the north fork and at the mouth of Logan gulch. Beneath the branches of a spruce tree the complete skeleton of a white man was found.

  Old residents of Weaverville are satisfied that the bones are those of a man named JONES, who went on a foolhardy expedition down the Trinity River seventeen years ago with the intention of acquiring fame by reaching the sea by that route. He was never seen again. He passed the north fork safely and about a month later his boat was found tied up at the mouth of Logan gulch, but weeks of searching failed to reveal any further trace of the whereabouts of the man.

  The theory now is that Jones became sick from his rough ride down the river and disembarked at Logan gulch, hoping to recover himself; that he climbed up the precipitous wall to the shelf and lay down beneath the tree, 300 feet above the river. He was out of reach of bears of prey and only the vultures could reach him after death. Had the surveyors not been seeking a route for a road through the canyon the bones probably would have continued to lie there for ages.


                GIVES UP SEARCH

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 8 - M.C. KEIFER has returned from Oakland, and will make no further attempt to recover the body of his brother, the late Robert KEIFER, until time for it to rise to the surface. The theory of the doctors is that drowning was due to heart failure and not to cramps.


                BUYS NAPA PROPERTY

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 8 - Word has been received from Napa that Joseph BROWN, a former resident of Marysville has purchased a business block in that city, paying $10,000 for the building. He has ordered his furniture sent to Napa, intending to live in the upper story of his building.


                CONFESSES TO THEFT

Colored Man Admits He Stole Watches

CHICO (Butte Co.), November 8 - Budd BIRD, the colored man arrested at Redding for burglarizing the DUPREE home in this city Monday when two watches and a revolver were stolen, has confessed his guilt to the officers, and told of the disposal of the stolen articles. The gold watch and revolver were sold to local pawnbrokers, and the silver watch was thrown into a trash pile. His bail was $500.

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Saturday Sacramento Bee

November 9, 1907


                ATWELL MAY ESCAPE

Defending Searchlight Postmaster Will Fight Case

SEARCHLIGHT (Nev.), November 9 - Charles A. TAIT, representing the Metropolitan Surety Company on the bond of defaulting Postmaster W.B. ATWELL, states that the Company will fight the case on account of a lack of precaution on the part of the Government.

  He asserts that although the shortage has been in existence for the past ten months there has only been one Post Office Inspector here during that period. He did not check off the cash balance, it is said, but took Atwell’s word for the amount supposed to be on hand.

  Atwell’s defense will be that he was not properly appointed Postmaster, having been promoted to the third class by wire at the expiration of his fourth-class term. Therefore he simply occupied a position of trust.


                EDITOR ASSAULTED

George Wingfield Throws Merrel L. Teague From Office

RENO (Nev.), November 9 - George WINGFIELD, who with Senator NIXON controls the Consolidated Mines of Goldfield and the majority of the stock on the Cook bank at Goldfield, yesterday afternoon met Merrel L. TEAGUE, formerly editor of the Nevada State Journal, and at present associated with Graham RICE, of the Nat GOODEWIN Brokerage Company, in the publication of the Nevada Mining News, and threw him forcibly from the office of the Andy HAMPEL Brokerage Company .Wingfield had entered the brokerage office with a friend, and Teague nodded to him and started to speak. The words were never spoken, however, as Wingfield struck him and knocked him down and then ejected him from the office. The attack was a result of attacks made on Senator Nixon and George Wingfield through the columns of the Nevada Mining News.


                FOGLE GIVES BOND

Butte Creek Valley Man Is Released on Bail

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), November 9 - William FOGLE, the old man who shot Grant SLAUGH recently at Lairds Landing in the Butte Creek Valley, and who was held to answer in the Superior Court on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder, as has been told in The Bee, furnished a bail bond in the sum of $1,000, the amount required, and was yesterday morning released by the Sheriff. The sureties on the bond are Thomas D. PRIOR, $250; James E. HAYES, $250; C.J. LAIRD, $250, and R.L. OLIVER, $250. The bond was approved by Justice of the Peace THOMAS.

  Fogle has been confined in the County Jail since the 12th of October. He was held until the 2d day of November before any complaint was sworn to, Slaugh being unable to come here and swear to the complaint until that time on account of the wounds received. It is understood that Fogle will remain at this place until the District Attorney files the information and the arraignment of the defendant is had, after which he will probably return to Butte Creek where he lives, until such time as he is wanted for trial.

  Fogle shot Grant Slaugh for paying too close attention to his daughter, who is only 15 years old, he having repeatedly, so he says, warned Slaugh to cease his attention to her.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 9 - Miss May RILEY, clerk in the office of the Forest Supervisor at Weaverville, was in Redding Friday evening on her way to Sisson, being transferred to the office of the Supervisor of the Shasta Forest.


                CAR STRIKES RIG

Northern Electric Coach in a Mix-Up in Marysville

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 9 - An interurban car of the Northern Electric line collided with a buggy in which Miss WINSHIP of Sutter County was seated yesterday and caused considerable excitement on D Street, in this city. One wheel of the vehicle was caught in the stops of the car and carried a distance of forty feet, when the rig was caught on its other side by a wagon hitched next to the curbing. Miss Winship bravely held on to the lines while her frightened horse tried to pull away from the mixup. The timely interference of bystanders prevented the horse from causing more damage. As it was the axle of the buggy was badly wrenched and the second rig scratched up. The car was running at the usual high rate of speed, which prevented the motorman from stopping the coach sooner than he did.


                CASE SETTLED

GREENVIEW (Plumas Co.), November 9 - The BARR-SHELLY controversy over the SWEET Hotel has been settled out of Court, Shelly paying the Barr Company $500 and getting a release of all claims against the hotel and furnishings. Repairs will be instituted at once to place the hotel in first-class condition. It has been leased by Robert WALKER, who occupied the property at the time the litigants closed the establishment.


                FUNERAL OF MRS. MEYERS

COLUSA (Colusa Co.), November 9 - The funeral of Mrs. Ann MYERS took place Friday morning from the Catholic Church and was one of the largest ever held in that house of worship. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. With the passing of Mrs. MYERS goes one of the most notable characters in this section of the State. She was the pioneer of the Catholic religion in the early days of Colusa County, or when this county extended from Tehama to Yolo. It was at her house on Grand Island that the first religious services, of any denomination, were held. It was she who gave the land for the erection of the celebrated “Grand Island Cross,” that for years has been pointed as the first consecrated ground in Northern California. It was through her efforts that the Catholic Church of Colusa was built. The Rev. Father WALRATH officiated at the mass and funeral services of this notable woman.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 9 - Stockmen in the vicinity of Wheatland are exercised over the fact that three horses on the Jim MUCK farm died suddenly Thursday night without any apparent cause. They are watching for further developments, and propose to bring veterinarians to the place to ascertain if some contagious disease has sprung up among the stock.


Saturday Sacramento Bee

November 9, 1907


The Bee’s Circulation Yesterday, 14,725 Copies



Coroner’s Jury Says Death of Motorman Nidiffer Was Occasioned By Acts of Men in Charge of Both Cars

Chico (Butte Co.), November 9 - The Coroner’s Jury in the case of E.O. NIDIFFER, the Northern Electric motorman who died in this city from injuries received in the head on collision of a freight and passenger train at Live Oak, Saturday last, returned the following verdict at 4 o’clock last evening:

 “We find that the death of deceased was caused by a collision on the Northern Electric Railroad at Live Oak, November 2, 1907, and the persons in charge of both trains to be the persons by whose act death of deceased was occasioned.”

  That the Northern Electric Company had some anxiety as to the verdict was evinced by the presence of A.M. SEYMOUR, consulting attorney for the company in Sacramento, and Superintendent DIMMICK. District Attorney Lon BOND was present for The People. Coroner WALLACE conducted the inquest.


  The witnesses examined were T.J. HENTHORNE, passenger conductor; Dr. MOULTON, the company’s physician; William REED, freight brakeman; F.A. TAYLOR, freight motorman; J.H. HOLSHAUSER, freight brakeman; P.H. DALY, section boss at Live Oak; B.D. McNAULTY, Southern Pacific flagman at Live Oak; H. HENDERSON, Southern Pacific agent at Live Oak; and Superintendent E.S. DIMMICK of the Northern Electric. Freight Conductor DOLAN, according to Superintendent Dimmick, was out on his run and unable to be present.

  The bulk of the testimony proved that there was a decided discrepancy of time recorded by the two train crews, and that a number of train rules were deliberately violated by the two crews.

 Passenger Conductor Henthorne declared the wreck occurred at 5:47, and that his train reached Live Oak on time, 5:46. Brakeman Reed said he was trying to put up the trolley pole to get lights when the wreck occurred.

 Freight Motorman Taylor testified to being flagged across the Southern Pacific track in safety, and did not stop, as the rules demand. He was trying to reach a switch to flag the passenger to take the spur as his train was too long to take the spur. He was going at ten miles an hour, and held the wreck occurred at 5:41 and that his time was the same as Motorman Hidiffer’s when compared after the wreck.

  Brakeman Holshauser said the wreck occurred at 5:45 ½ o’clock, and he knew of no rules regarding drifting without lights.

  Section Boss Daly said the wreck occurred at 5:41.

  District Attorney Lon Bond pressed Superintendent Dimmick closely as to the capabilities of the trainmen. When asked if it were possible to discipline the men so that they would obey the orders Dimmick replied that it was not, but that they obeyed the rules when he was on the cars. He further stated that some of the men were put in service before they were examined as to their capability, but were examined afterward. Henthorne had not been examined.


                ANOTHER HOUSE ROBBED

Gold Watch and Chain Stolen From Woodland Home

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 9 - The police have been notified that in addition to the robbery of the residence of W.F. MALCOLM here last Thursday night, as related in The Bee last night, the home of Mrs. E.J. LAWSON was also burglarized. While the family was at supper, one of the members remarked that she believed she heard somebody at the front door. No particular attention was paid to the noise at the time, but after the meal it was discovered that a valuable gold watch and chain given to Mrs. Lawson by her children was missing.

  No additional details as to the Malcolm robbery besides those stated in The Bee last night have been discovered. Under Sheriff R.M. BROWN and Constable PARKER have arrested A.J. JOYCE, a suspect.

  Joyce, who is a stranger here, has been in town about a week, and has been rooming at Mrs. CLEVENGER’s. He has been making a house-to-house canvass, representing himself as a sewing machine repairer. He also inquired at several different residences for rooms, among them being the residence of Judge E.E. GADDIS and A.C. HUSTON. Miss Aileen LAUGENOUR, who is stopping at the latter residence, was awakened about 6:30 o’clock this morning by loud talking. She arose from her bed and looked out the window. She says that she saw Joyce talking to a tall, smooth-faced young man. Both appeared to be somewhat excited and in a hurry. When Joyce was arrested he denied being in that vicinity with anybody. Miss Laugenour, however, is positive that he was. The officers therefore decided to hold Joyce, believing that perhaps he knows something about the robbery and that the other man is his partner. The officers have not yet been able to find the man who answers the description of the partner.


                TRIED TO ROB PAL

Colored Man Throws Ammonia in Another’s Eyes

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 9 - In an attempt to rob his pal of something like 75 cents James WILLIAMS, a peg-legged negro, enticed William GIBSON, another colored man, to his room in a lodging house on Oak Street and threw mustard water and ammonia into his eyes last night. The cries emitted by Gibson attracted Officer BURROUGHS to the scene. He found Gibson nearly overcome from the effects of the ammonia and could not learn the facts of the case until he dragged the colored man into the open air and revived him. By that time Williams had escaped by an exit in another part of the building.

  Gibson has been ordered to leave town, as he, with Williams, completed a term in the County Jail yesterday. His eyesight is not injured.



Three Marriage Licenses Are Granted To Happy Couples In Butte County

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), November 9 - Butte can furnish only three marriage licenses for the last six days. these were issued to Garnet Cleve SINGLETON, age 24, of Berkeley, and Blanche Beatrice BOLE, age 19, of Oroville; Harry Gibson QUINN, 21, and Estella May WYNN, 20, both of Chico; Frank Newton FUGATT, 21, and Alice JACKSON, 19, both of Oroville.

  In the divorce Court, Eugene ROE has settled his little trouble with his wife, Lottie, and has asked that the case be dismissed.

  The GILLANWATERS, who only lived together seven days and were in the divorce Court thirty-five days after the marriage, promise a fight. The defendant, Mrs. B.A. Gillenwater, notified her husband of a motion for costs and $50 a month alimony. He has been restrained from selling his property. The couple, as told in The Bee, were married at Woodland last September.

                IN NAPA COUNTY

NAPA, November 9 - Notwithstanding the holidays Cupid has been doing a fair business in napa County, the following licenses having been granted since the last report: Waldo E. HART, age 33, a native of Ohio, and Miss Thurza M. SCOTT, age 20, a native of Redding, both residents of Red Bluff; George G. HAWKINS, 27, a native of Missouri, and Miss Neva L. PINER, 25, a native of California, both residents of Middletown, Lake County; John ZIMMERMAN, 45, a native of Switzerland, and Miss Marie TROST, 23, a native of Germany, both residents of Napa; Samuel Harmon MILLER, 28, a native of South Dakota, and Miss Lucy BEYERSDORF, 21, a native of Missouri, both residents of Pope Valley.

                IN SHASTA COUNTY

REDDING, November 9 - Marriage licenses were issued this week to the following couples: George Andrew WITT, 21, of Redding, and Pearl SMITH, 19, of Ingot; Leslie Grover FITZWATER, 23, and Lydia Elizabeth RING, 20, both of McCloud; Charles Gilbert KELLER, 37, and Amy HARRIS, 35, both of Ingot.

  A.J. AVERILL has begun a suit for divorce from Lilly V. AVERILL, now a resident of Orange County, where the couple were married in 1904.

                 IN YOLO COUNTY

WOODLAND, November 9 - The only marriage license issued since November 1st was to Carrington A.F. SWETE, age 33, and Agnes BONIFACE, age 26, both natives of England, but now residents of Capay Valley.

                IN COLUSA COUNTY

COLUSA, November 9 - Two marriage licenses have been issued during the last week, the first to Leslie BAKER and Miss Emma HODGE, both of Colusa; the other to Sherman S. COBB, of Oroville, granting him the right to wed Miss Sue KING of Colusa.

                IN SOLANO COUNTY

FAIRFIELD, November 9 - The following marriage licenses have been issued during the week: Silvio POMETTA, 30, of Dutton’s Landing, and Addie POMETTA, 20, of Cordelia; William Henry TALBOT, 29, of Benicia, and Galena Pennell DENNY, 20, of East Oakland; Albert Thomas ROSE, 32, of Dixon, and Susie May EGGLETON, 24, of Tremont; Leonard H. PRELL, 33, of Santa Rosa, and Hattie COLEMAN, 35, of Vallejo; James E. KENNEDY, 31, and Lettie Estelle FLINT, 28, both of Vallejo.

  Angelo Tonni ESSANI has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Gaetano ESSANI on the ground of extreme cruelty. Plaintiff has also been awarded the care and custody of the minor children.

                IN SISKIYOU COUNTY

YREKA, November 9- John HARMON, a prominent business man of Yreka and Miss Lelia HAWKINS, daughter of a Siskiyou County pioneer, were married in Santa Barbara on Wednesday of this week.

  A wedding of a prominent Yreka couple will be celebrated to-morrow when Miss Helen J. STAPLE will become the wife of Dr. F.J. McNULTY, a leading physician of Yreka. Miss Staple taught two years in the Siskiyou County High School and is a young woman of many accomplishments.

                IN TEHAMA COUNTY

RED BLUFF, November 9 - Marriage licenses were issued during the week as follows: Charles OWENS and Hazel GRUNDY, both of Corning; Ora WILLARD, of Antelope Valley, and Minnie Gertrude BROWN, of Red Bluff; Robert J. HALL and Miss Willie La Villa NORRIS, both of Lyonsville; Lawrence W. LARSON and Stella B. STENIER, both of Red Bluff; John P. FREITAS and Mrs. L.B. NUNES, both of Red Bluff; William D. ROSS and Mary E. DRINKWATER, both of Hayfork; John C. BARNEY, of Anderson, and Neva CRENSHAW, of Manton.


                THOUSAND ACRES

Easterner Will Plant Alfalfa on Land in Glenn County

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), November 9 - The Bee correspondent was informed by reliable parties yesterday that an Easterner had come to the county and had purchased and got options on land aggregating 1,000 acres, and that already a carload of alfalfa seed was on the road from an Eastern State, all of which will be planted in Glenn County. The land to be planted is all along the Sacramento River, and will be irrigated by water from the river canal.



Has Filed Condemnation Suits In Glenn For Rights Of Way

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), November 8 - The Shasta Southern Railway Company of California has filed a suit in the Superior Court of this county to obtain a decree of condemnation for a right of way for a railway of standard gauge against Samuel JONES, Joseph BILLIOU, Sarah E. CHAMBERS, Mississippi Trust Company and others. It seems that the Shasta Southern desires to build a road through the lands of the above named people, but failed to be able to secure a right of way. Where the case will be tried is not as yet known.

  The Shasta Southern, which is to build an electric railway from Redding south through Tehama and Glenn Counties, has been dormant for some time, since it was sold out. It is now supposed to be owned by the Northern Electric Company, and will connect with that company’s present systems at Hamilton, Colusa and Red Bluff.


                MARYSVILLE GIRLS WON

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 9 - By the score of 20 to 3 the Marysville High School basket ball team defeated the Union High School team of Sutter City in Armory Hall last night. The playing of Miss Calla HALE, who excelled in throwing goals, and of Miss Ruth SMITH, both of the local team, were noteworthy features of the game, which was a lively one throughout.

  A social dance followed the playing. The line-up for Marysville was Misses SMITH, HALE, MACE, DIETZ, HEWITT and MARDERS.

 Sutter City - Misses M. LOOSE, OSTROM, R.C. LOOSE, NEWMAN, SMITH and KIRK.

  The officials were: Miss Minnie MIRSKY, W.R. ELLINGTON, Ted WOODWARD and Bert RATHBURN.


                JAIL ALMOST EMPTY

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), November 9 - The Siskiyou County Jail now contains but four inmates, one of which number will have served his time and be released on the 11th. None of the prisoners now confined in the jail are charged with felonies, all are serving sentences on misdemeanor charges.

  The county has but two criminal cases to be tried. James LAYTON for burglary, and William FOGLE for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder. Both of the defendants have given bail and are not confined in the jail, and neither of the cases mentioned has been set for trial as yet.


                PASSED BOGUS CHECKS

REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 9 - Deputy Sheriff WILSON has gone to Chico, where he expects to find and arrest a young man who worked off a $45 check on Craddock & Norton, clothiers of this city, Thursday evening. The check proved yesterday to be valueless. The officers refuse to reveal the young man’s name until his capture is affected.


                BURIED AT GOLD RUN

GOLD RUN (Placer Co.), November 9 - The funeral of George DAVISON, the young man who was killed in a wreck near Dunsmuir, took place here Thursday. Deceased was born here, his father, the late Captain A.N. DAVISON, having been agent for the Southern Pacific Company at this place for many years.

  The remains were laid by the side of those of his father, in the cemetery overlooking his boyhood home.


                GOES TO OLD HOME

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 9 - After a residence of twenty-one years in California, C.W. STEPHENS left for his old home in Kansas on Friday and expects to reside there permanently.


                BOYS CAPTURE DEER

Ask Game Commission to Allow Them to Keep It.

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), November 9 - Yesterday on the east side of the river, near Tehama, two boys were hunting when their dogs started a half-grown deer, which became excited, and to avoid the dogs, plunged into the river and was nearly drowned. The boys took a boat and went to its rescue and succeeded in bringing it to the bank. Now the boys want the deer as a pet and have applied to the Game Commission for such a privilege, which, under the circumstances, they will no doubt be granted, as the little animal would have been lost had they not saved it.


                STRUCK WITH CLUB

Boy Rendered Unconscious by Blow Over Head

YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), November 9 - E.J. HENMAN was arrested here yesterday, charged by Clarence COMSTOCK with battery. He was immediately arraigned before Justice TUCKER and pleaded guilty to the charge. The Justice continued passing sentence, owing to the fact that yesterday was a holiday. He let the defendant go on his own recognizance.

  Henman and Comstock are both employed in Guy McMURTRY’s levee camp north of town and early yesterday morning became involved in a quarrel. Comstock alleges that Henman choked him severely and then threw him down and struck him over the head with a large club used to dump the dirt carts. The blow from the club put Comstock out of business for a time, rendering him unconscious.

  Henman is a big strong fellow and Comstock is but a boy. He had little chance to defend himself.


                NEW OFFICERS

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), November 9 - At a regular meeting of Yolo Chapter, No. 60, O.E.S., Friday evening, the following officers were elected: Mrs. Benjamin H. STEPHENS, Worth Matron; S.M. GRIGGS, Worthy Patron; Miss Myrtle GABLE, Associate Matron; Miss Mary SHANNON, Conductress; Miss Lulu THORPE, Associate Conductress; Mrs. Addie E. BAKER, Secretary; Mrs. Alice SPAULDING, Treasurer. Upon the conclusion of the business of the meeting a banquet was served.


                CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS

CHICO (Butte CO.), November 9 - Severe accidents have befallen two Italians and a Portuguese of Stirling City. One fell through a board walk, breaking his leg. Another was rolling logs, when his hand was crushed between two of them. Amputation may be necessary. COROLLI, a Portuguese, suffered a stroke of paralysis and was taken to Sacramento for treatment.


                STAGE DRIVER ILL

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), November 9  - James BLAKELEY, the well-known stage driver between here and Grizzly Flat, lies ill at his home here with dropsy, which was induced by his many years riding and which will probably prove fatal. He was stage drive for over twenty-five years and during the part of that time made the trip both ways over a very rough mountainous road.


                BRAKEMAN HURT

CHICO (Butte Co.), November 9 - W.L. LEWIS, a brakeman employed by the Butte County Railroad, had one foot crushed at Barber while engaged in switching a car. His foot slipped under the wheels and the bones were badly crushed. It is hoped his foot may be saved.


                TO INSTALL PUMP

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), November 9 - B.B. GLASCOCK’s large pumping plant arrived in Willows yesterday and will be installed to-day. It is thought that the pump will be in readiness for operation by Monday, when the entire ranch of Glascock will be flooded. The water will be taken from Willows Slough. Alfalfa will then be planted into his 160-acre tract.



Aged Couple Who Married In Grass Valley Fifty Years Ago

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), November 9 - This afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Alexander HENDERSON are entertaining their friends and acquaintances at a public reception in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. This evening they will also receive, from 8 to 10, at their home at the corner of Henderson and Race Streets.

  Fifty years ago this hale and hearty old couple were united in marriage in a miner’s cabin in Woodpecker Ravine, near where their present home stands. Mr. Henderson came here from Scotland in 1853 and went to mining in Woodpecker Ravine with nine others. Gradually he bought them out until only one partner was left. They found the ground very rich and worked by means of sluices. One day they took out a specimen worth $300. Another day they picked up one worth $500.Finally Henderson bought out his partner and operated alone. Having secured a competency, he settled down here and has seldom traveled far from this place.

  His wife, who was Miss Mary ACRHIBALD, accompanied the family of John SMITH from Scotland in 1857 to this city. As may be supposed Henderson and Miss Archibald had been sweethearts back in bonnie Scotland, and the little winged god had something to do with her long trip out to the wilds of California. Soon after her arrival the wedding took place at the Smith place.

  “I hope every young couple will be as happy as we’ve been,” said the sturdy old Scot, in speaking of his long married life. “We’ve been through considerable, and I’m proud to say we’ve never had a quarrel. Man, when ye’re  married to a girl like that, yu’ve got a jewel.”

  As may be noticed, Mr. Henderson, though fifty-four years in America, still possesses a most delightful Scotch dialect. Both he and his guid wife are frae awa’ up Edinburg way. They have reared a family to be proud of, and now in the afternoon of life are still sweethearts, esteemed by every resident of the city.


                PLEADS GUILTY

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 9 - Harry McGEE, who stole two hams and a box of eggs from a dining-car on the Oregon Express train, was permitted to plead guilty to a charge of petty larceny last evening. He will be sentenced later.

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Sacramento Bee February 11, 1908



Vallejo (Solano Co.) February 11. David ROACH, a member of a well-known local family, committed suicide early this morning by drinking carbolic acid.  His body was found in the rear of the Retreat Cottage on the Benicia road, two miles from here, and brought to town this afternoon.  So far, no reason for the man's act has been discovered. He was about 27 years old.



Heir to Reno Man's Estate in Stockton Hospital

Stockton (San Joaquin Co.) February 11 - Harrison LIGHT, an heir to the estate of Nelson LIGHT, who died in Reno, Nev., last June, leaving considerable property, has been located in the Stockton State Hospital, where he has been since 1894. Another brother, Noah O. LIGHT, living at Stoutland, Mo., has been seeking him since the death of Nelson Light. A letter to the Sheriff of this county from Noah Light, published in a local paper, brought the information from the hospital authorities.



Ex-Senator E.J. EMMONS, convicted of boodling and at present in the County Jail under sentence of five years at San Quentin, is expected to appear before the Appellate Court of the Third District to-morrow morning and personally argue his own appeal.



An alternative writ of mandate to compel State Controller Nye to accept an inheritance tax of $228 on the estate of Amelia BECKER of Solano,  valued at $22,000, will be heard in the Appellate Court on the 17th of this month. The heirs of Amelia Becker refuse to pay any more that the $228 on the estate they have inherited. Controller Nye had refused to accept.




The following railroad and steamboat policemen were appointed by governor Gilett to-day: Edward T. REILLY, O.E. HEINE, Ed DOWLING, of Oakland,  and M. COTTURRI, Chas. KELLY, W.H. BRAY, M. CREEGAN, J.C. O'NEILL, M.J. FOLEY, Jas McEACHERAN, M. BUCKLEY, J.M. BURKE of San Francisco, and H.A. SMITH of Tracy.


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Sacramento Bee February 12, 1908




Klamath Man gets Sued in Order to Make An Answer

Klamath Falls (Ore), February 10 - The attorney for the Klamath Water Users' Association, R.S. SMITH, has brought suit against three deliquent members of the Association, and more suits will be brought as the papers are made ready. This action is in accordance with a recent order of the Board of Directors, as it is their desire to collect all back assessments.

   Abel ADY, who ownes large areas of swamp land that comes under the Project, has paid a part of the assessment only, and it is said here that his intention is to let the Association bring suit in order to bring the matter into Court as he wishes to make charges against the Reclamation officials.

  As the Water Users and the reclamation officials are working in close harmony, it considered a not probable that Mr. ADY can create any serious trouble.



Pioneer Boatman and Hotelkeeper Dies in Red Bluff

Red Bluff (Tehama County) February 10 - One of the best knows men in this community and a pioneer resident of the State, Captain Elbridge Gerry REED, died at his home in this place Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. REED had been in poor health for the past two years and his death was not unexpected.

   Captain Reed was born in the Territory of Maine, January 11, 1819, and was in his ninetieth year at his death. When he had finished his schooling he went to sea with his father, and at the age of 18 was put in charge of a schooner. Afterward he commanded various other vessels. When the gold excitement broke in California, Captain Reed came around the horn to San Francisco.

   There, in company with others, he built a boat, the Kennebec, to ply on the Sacramento River. Later he was interested in other boats, out of which he accumulated considerable wealth. His next investment was the purchase of the United States Hotel at Sacramento, which he conducted for two years, after which he came to Red Bluff and here he built the first frame house in hte place. Here Mr. Reed established a hotel which became popular

throughout this section.

   Captain Reed married Susan RANDALL in 1843 and three children born of this union survive him - Mrs. E.M. BISHOP of Oakland, Mrs. Alvira B. ADAMS of Washington and Mrs. W.B. CABOONE of Red Bluff.  Mrs. Reed died in 1879 and later Captain Reed married Mrs. Emily A. EASTMAN, who survives him.



Butte County Woman Follows Child to the Grave

Woodland (Yolo Co) February 10 - Information comes from Knights Landing that Mrs. Mary Luoisa McGREGOR, wife of D.E. McGREGOR died Friday night on the Beck farm near that place. On January 28th the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McGREGOR died with an attack of croup. Two days later the family  came to Woodland to bury the child. The mother contracted a cold, which rapidly developed into pneumonia. Deceased was a native of California, 44 years of age. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. BECK. The family formerly lived in Butte County, but during Winter have been residing with Mr. Beck's family.



Chewed the Ears Off Opponents at Merrill, Oregon

Klamath Falls (Ore) February 10 - Fred LISKEY, of near Merrill, was brought to Klamath Falls last week and lodged in the County Jail to await the convening of the special term of the Circuit Court. Liskey is known as a "bad man" in his neighborhood and was arrested on a charge of mayhem.

   In a fight with Ira McCALL, he bit off his opponent's ear, and it is said that he has done the same thing in previous fights. He had just been released from the Merrill jail, where he served a short sentence for an attack upon some Indians.



Yreka (Siskiyou Co.) February 10 - Manuel DIAZ, the Portuguese who was arrested at Etna recently and taken to Martinez on a charge of rape, as has already been told in the Bee, is no longer a prisoner. The day after he arrived in Martinez, in the custody of the Deputy Sheriff, the father of the girl gave the consent to their marriage. They were married be a Justice of the Peace and the charge was dismissed by the District Attorney. It is said the couple *ignified their intention to return to Etna.



Orland (Glenn Co) February 10 - J.A. BURROWS and Chas. L. SIMPSON, of Newville, came to town a few days ago with a bunch of cattle. A carload of steers had been shipped by them and the cows and young stock, enough for two more carloads, are being held for later shipment.



Well-known Chico resident a Victim of Pneumonia.

Chico (Butte Co) February 10 - Frank LEE, one of the popular men of Chico, where he spent practically all of his life, died Sunday noon of pneumonia, with which he was stricken Wednesday of last week. He was part owner of the Cabinet Saloon (Simms & Lee) and a popular lodgeman. His sudden death caused much regret.

   He leaves a wife, two small children, and a step-daughter, Miss Mable PARKER; also two brothers - Edward LEE of San Francisco, and Charles LEE, employed by the Northern Electric in the Chico car shops, and one sister, Mrs. ESTRADO of Sacramento. He was a member of the F.O.E.F. of A., I.O.R.M., and Engine Company No.2 of the Fire Department. He was aged 42 years.


The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



Arbuckle (Colusa Co.) February 10 - Harry MECKFESSEL returned from Sacramento Friday, where he attended a family reunion, the occasion being the eighty-second anniversary of the birth of his father, Fred MECKFESSEL, of 1511 L Street, Sacramento. Despite the old gentleman's advanced age, he is still hearty and hale. Mr. MECKFESSEL was a pioneer of Arbuckle, for many years farming a large tract of land a few miles north of here. For

several years past he has lived in Sacramento, the ranch being in charge of his son Harry.



Marysville (Yuba Co) February 10 - At 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning, James CHURCHILL, the oldest colored resident of this city, departed this life, aged 88 years. He had resided in California 59 years. Beside his wife, he leaves nine children. He was born in Kentucky.  His children are Jos. A., Phil, George and Wm. E. Churchill; Mrs. A.B. DAVIS, Mrs. Maggie HOLLAND, Mrs. Annie BREEDAN, Mrs. Ella BREEDAN and Mis Ida CHURCHILL.



Marysville (Yuba Co) February 10 - John YOUNG, a resident of Nicolaus, who was admitted to the Sutter County hospital Saturday, died at that institution yesterday, aged 74. He was a native of New York and was blind nearly all his life.



Marysville, February 10 - the marriage license bureau experienced a dull season las week, only one pair having applied for credentials to Hymen's shrine, a Chico couple George A. BARRETT and Mrs. Mattie E. ROBB.

   In the divorce suit of Emma L. ALLEN vs. Geo W. ALLEN, the interlocutory decree has been made by Judge McDANIEL.



Red Bluff, February 10 - Mrs. Veda MOLLEN, through her attorneys, Braynard & Kimball of Redding, has filed as action for divorce from George MOLLEN.

Elisabeth BOWEN has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Charles H. BOWEN.



Auburn, February 10 - P.D. MORGAN was before the Superior Court last week asking a divorce from Effie MORGAN on the grounds of desertion. Morgan lives on a stock ranch three miles from Loomis, and on March 9, 1907, his wife left him, assigning as her reasons that she did not like the country, and that he was paying attentions to other women. Morgan testified that he thought his wife's first husband was living and that she had been divorced from him. Geo. W. HAMILTON appeared in Morgan's behalf.



Nevada City, February 10 - In the Superior Court Wednesday two divorces were granted, one of an interlocutory nature and the other a final decree.

Victor GIANI asked for a divorce from his wife on the grounds of adultery. He proved his case and was given as interlocutory decree. The case in a way is sensational. The woman gets the children and Giani pays fer $18 per month for their care.

   Olga E. NEBS was granted her final papers and complete separation from Johannes B. NEBS, having received her Interlocutory decree a year ago. She charged her husband with cruelty. He left her in 1907 and is said to be mining  near Yerington, Nev.



Fairfield, February 10 - Michael Ward has been granted interlocutory decree for a divorce from Octavia WARD.

Addie C. SEAMAN had been granted as interlocutory decree of divorce from Elwin SEAMAN on the ground of extreme cruelty. She has been awarded the custody of their minor child, $50 a month for support, $25 as expenses of the suit, $100 for attorney's fees and the community property, consisting of household furniture, etc.



Teachers Investing and Several Will Plant Vines

Arbuckle (Colusa Co) February 10 - Several Arbuckle and College City teachers are getting in on the ground floor in the Arbuckle land boom.

Miss Louise LENHEART, teacher of History and English in the Pierce Joint Union High School of College City, has invested in ten acres. She does not state whether she will plant it to vines or hold it as a speculation.


Another of the purchasers is Miss Gertrude HOUCHINS, primary teacher of the Arbuckle School, and a member of the Colusa County Board of Education. She has recently bought forty acres and will plant the land to grapes as soon as the weather permits. The latest purchaser among the wielders of the rod is Miss Olga GOTHRINGER, teacher of the Webster school, four miles orth of here. She has thirty-eitht acred, and will soon become as enthusisatic vine-yardist.



Placerville (El Dorado Co) February 10 - Albertches VIVIAN, who has violated his parole, will be brought into Court before Judge ARNOT at 2 p.m. Tuesday, when sentence will be pronounced upon him. Vivian lacked about three months of serving his time of parole of three years. He was convicted of burglary in his county in 1905. Either carelessness or thoughtlessness on his part has caused Vivian to violate his parole in several particulars. He

is about 27 years old, and authorities here have been very lenient with him, but when he defrauded an Innkeeper last month in Amador City out of a $20 board bill, forbearance ceased to be a virtue, and he was locked up.



Orland (Glenn CO) February 10 - A meeting was called Friday evening at the I.O.O.F. Hall for the purpose of organizing a tribe of the Improved Order of red Men. Two State officers were present, the Great Sachem, Jules S. GODDAN, of San Francisco, and the Great Chief of Records, Porter L. BLISS, of San Francisco, besides the organizer, who had spent some time in Orland working up the matter.



Turners Lose Home and Nearly all Contents

Loyalton (Sierra Co) February 10 - The Turner home, which is situated about two and a half miles north of here, was destroyed by fire Friday. The cause of the fire is unknown, but was presumably due to a defective flue which passed through the roof.

   The fire came so suddenly upon the family that is was with diffuculty a few personal effects were saved. Mrs. turner was severely burned in endeavoring to reach a few silver dollars which she had put away for safe keeping.

   Notwithstanding her efforts she lost $7 which were afterwards found in the ashes, melted.  The house had been put in a neat and tidy condition at considerable expense recently, in order to welcome the newly married son and his bride (nee OPSIL) - who were expected home soon to enjoy the hospitality of the paternal home. The family are now living in an improvised shed where They will remain until the weather will permit the erection of a new home.  The loss is complete, as no insuracne was carried on the property.



Vallejo (Solano Co) February 10 - the Vallejo Trades and Labor Council had installed the newly elected officers as follows:

President, W. G. ROSS; Vice President,  P.J. CHRISTIANSEN; Secretary-Treasurer, D.H. LEAVITT, W.H.GREEN and James NICHOL; Executive Committee - H. FRIEDENBERG, Paul BUTLER, Herbert WARREN, Hugh O'NEILL, E.J. LEARY, W.H. GREEN and L.B. LEAVITT; Law and Legislative Committee - D.H. LEAVITT, W.P. BLAKE, J.B. DALE, P.J. CHRISTIANSEN and James NICHOLS.


Union Label Committee - J.W. LYNN, E.J. LEARY and Charles BUTLER; Statistician Richard CAVERLY; Sergeant-at-Arms, Thomas Silas



Arbuckle (Colusa Co) February 10 - Yesterday at an election in Grand Island district, it was voted to move the school house from its present site to Grimes, a distance of one and one-half miles. the proposition won out be a vote of 44 to 3.




College City (Colusa Co) February 10 - George M. THIRIOT, Vice Principal of Pierce Joint Union High School, of this place, was called from his duties last week to San Jose to attend the bedside of his mother, who is seriously ill.


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The Sacramento Bee

Friday, May 1, 1908

Page 6



One Friend Alone Knew Secret Death Notice Told and Relatives at Last Learn Truth

REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 1 - Andrew ANDERSON, who died in the County Hospital February 19th and was buried a few days later in the potters’ field, was heir to an estate in Norway worth thousands. His true name was Arndt NYGAARD. His brother, Thomas L. NYGAARD, employed by Mandel Brothers of Chicago, had hunted in vain for him for thirty years. Thomas L. NYGAARD, satisfied that Andrew Anderson, as he was called in Shasta County, was his long lost brother, telegraphed yesterday to a local undertaking firm to disinter the body, and wait for further instructions. The brothers are sons of Andreas NYGAARD, once the leading merchant in Bergen, Norway, who left a country place known as Altonagweardin, and worth thousands of dollars.

Andrew Anderson, miner, had worked at his trade in Shasta County camps for ten years. Early in February he sought admittance to the County Hospital. In accordance with the rules when he was admitted to the Hospital he gave his age, place of birth, and name of friend or relative who should be notified in the event of his death. Anderson said that he was born in Bergen, Norway, July 11, 1857. He gave the name of a Norwegian friend in Butte, Mont., who was to be informed of his death. He died a few days later. The body was held awaiting the pleasure of the friend in Butte, who was notified. The Butte friend telegraphed, “Anderson’s real name is Arndt Nygaard. Bury him there.” The body was laid away in a pauper’s grave.

It appears from a letter received from Chicago yesterday by City Marshall WILSON that the Butte friend caused a notice of the death to be published in a Norwegian paper having a general circulation in this country. That notice attracted the attention of Thomas L. Nygaard, an employe of Mandel Brothers in Chicago. He writes that his missing brother, Arndt Nygaard, was born in Bergen, Norway, July 11, 1857. The date is that given by Andrew Anderson when he was admitted to the Shasta County Hospital.

Arndt Nygaard, or Andrew Anderson, left home in Norway in 1877, and had never been heard of since. Why he should have kept in hiding from his relatives so long is not understood, but it was only natural, when he saw death approaching, that he should ask that the only friend in this country who knew his true name should be informed.


Tried to Move 1900 Sheep Before Second Dipping

COTTONWOOD (Shasta Co.), May 1 - Because he failed to have his 1900 sheep dipped twice before he drove them out of Tehama County, A.W. POTTER of Modoc County, and his 1900 sheep were stopped here yesterday by orders of Dr. PAXTON, representative of the State Veterinarian’s office. Dr. PAXTON has supervision of sheep dipping in Tehama County.

POTTER was moving his band from Fruto, Glenn County, to the home Summer range in Modoc County. POTTER claims that there is no sign of scabies on any of his sheep and says that he intended to dip them anyway as soon as he got home. This promise, however, does not satisfy the new State law requiring all sheep to be dipped twice.

The outcome cannot be foretold, further than that the sheep will starve to death if they are not soon taken out of quarantine to greener pastures than can be found about Cottonwood.



DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), May 1 - H.A. SHARP was arrested Thursday on a complaint alleging resisting an officer. SHARP is an employe of the Northern California Lumber Company. Constable MALONE is the complainant. He alleges that Sharp resisted him on March 31st, when he was serving an attachment on lumber belonging to the Nelson Lumber Company, as told in The Bee at the time. SHARP gave bonds. His preliminary examination will be held in Judge CLARKE’s Court on May 11th.



Ratto’s Dog Met Deserved Fate, Says the Jury

KENNETT (Shasta Co.), May 1 - The locally famous “dog case,” tried yesterday before a jury in Judge BROWN’s Court, resulted in the verdict acquitting R.W. EVANS who was charged with malicious mischief in killing G.S. RATTO’s dog.

The Court-room was crowded during the trial. Many women were present, for both the defendant and the complainant are socially prominent and their wives were witnesses.

The jury was not completed until 3:30. The verdict was returned at 6. The jury was out two minutes. The defense established the fact that EVANS killed the dog, not out of malice but because the animal was in the habit of killing the Evans chickens.

Both the defendant and the complainant are satisfied that the verdict is a just one in the light of the evidence, and peace and amity are restored in a neighborhood where friendly relations had been severed by a dog.



BOCA (Nevada Co.), May 1 - Wm. BOX, who has been manager of the Boca Mill Company stable for the past two years, died Wednesday. His death came suddenly, and was caused by a strain which caused blood poisoning, and he also had an attack of inflammatory rheumatism;

Mr. BOX was a native of Missouri and the body was shipped there for burial. He leaves a wife and a son 3 years old, as well as other relatives here to mourn her death.



KLAMATH FALLS (Ore.), May 1 - Special Alloting Agent Hiram F. WHITE, on the Klamath Indian Reservation, will complete his work this Fall. He reports about 1,000 Indians entitled to land and all have received allotments except about 300. An engineer is expected soon to complete the survey work.

WHITE has been engaged all Winter in compiling a record of those Indians entitled to lands and has found many curious things. Relationships were found to be decidedly mixed. Grandfathers had married granddaughters, brothers married sisters, mothers their sons-in-law, and every conceivable kind of a relationship was the result.

WHITE reports an increase among the Klamath Indians, rather than a decrease, in late years.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 1 - William HANCOCK, miner, died yesterday morning in the County Hospital at the age of 59. He had miners’ consumption. HANCOCK was born in Cornwall. He is well remembered by miners living in Grass Valley, where he worked for several years before coming to Shasta County.



Judge Mahon of Sutter Presides in Horse Killing Case

WOODLAND (Yolo Co., May 1 - Judge MAHON, of Sutter County, sitting for Judge GADDIS, heard the case of E.B. MARING vs. the Southern Pacific Company yesterday.

The complaint alleges that on October 23, 1906, plaintiff delivered to defendant one mare of the value of $500 to be delivered safely to Thomas HIND at Redwood City. It is charged that the company was negligent and failed to water and feed the mare and that 46 hours were required for transportation. The animal arrived in such a weakened condition that she died the following day. The plaintiff sued for $500 and costs.

After all the testimony for the plaintiff was heard defendant’s attorney A.C. HUSTON, made a motion for a non-suit, which was denied. I.L. MORRIS testified for the defendant after which the case was submitted on briefs.



Lost Temper and Assaulted Knights Landing Man

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 1 - Constable George FISH, of Knights Landing, was tried before Justice LAMPTON yesterday on a charge of assault proferred by a young man named Frank CHAMBERS. The Constable’s defense was the threats of the witness and great provocation. Many witnesses testified on both sides and some of them gave CHAMBERS an unsavory reputation, but Justice LAMPTON found FISH guilty and fined him $20. In pronouncing sentence Justice LAMPTON complimented FISH for having made an efficient Constable, but said in this instance he allowed his temper to get the better of his judgment. FISH paid the fine.



Miss Fitz Gerald of Nevada to Marry Ernest Gordon of Martinez.

REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 1 - Miss Geraldine FITZ GERALD, of Redding, and Ernest GORDON, of Martinez, will be married in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 13th. The invitations state the wedding will be celebrated at noon of that day in the home of Dr. and Mrs. G.C. SIMMONS, 1000 N Street.

Miss Fitz Gerald is a daughter of Judge Fitz Gerald of Eureka, Nev., and a sister of McCoy and Richard Fitz Gerald, who live on a large farm three miles south of Redding and with whom Miss Fitz Gerald has made her home for a few years.

Mr. GORDON is Cashier of the Mountain Copper Company. He was stationed at Keswick until the company transferred its main works to Martinez four years ago.



Mrs. Elizabeth Clifton Victim of Lingering Illness

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), May 1 - A message conveying the sad news of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth CLIFTON was received in Willows yesterday morning. The death occurred at the Clifton house in Orland. Mrs. Clifton had been ill many months and the end had been expected for some time. Tuberculosis was the cause of death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Clifton was the daughter of E.B. KEESELRING, the Orland hotel man and the wife of R.L. CLIFTON, ex-District Attorney of this county. She was __ years of age and was born in this county, which she had made her home all her life. She was one of the best known women of the county and has a host of friends in Willows where she lived for four years while her husband was acting as the county’s legal adviser. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and infant child, a father and mother and one brother. The funeral will take place in Orland tomorrow.



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The Sacramento Bee

Monday May 4, 1908

Page 6



REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 4 - Patrick HAYES of Castella, convicted of insanity and awaiting transportation to the State Hospital at Napa, set fire to the insane ward at the Court House Saturday evening at 9 o’clock. The wind was blowing hard. When the alarm was sounded and the word was passed that the Court House was on fire, there was great consternation in town. No little blaze ever attracted such a crowd in Redding.

The fire was confined to the mattress in the insane ward and was put out by a bucket of water long before the firemen arrived. HAYES explained that he started the fire to draw a crowd so that he could explain his troubles to the people. The fire was a great success as a drawing card.

Insane patients are always carefully searched for matches. The outside window of the insane ward is shielded by a wire screen. When the window is up passers by can easily pass matches through the screen. Insane persons invariably want matches. Some thoughtless person probably passed matches to HAYES Saturday evening.

This is the second fire of the kind within six months.

HAYES was taken to the Napa Hospital an hour after the fire.



Honor Memory of Brothers Called From Life

REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 4 - Redding Aerie No. 160, Fraternal Order of Eagles, held memorial exercises yesterday. There was a large crowd in their assembly hall, the only vacant chairs being those of the four members who died during the past twelve months - George T. HUME, October 10, 1907; Frank T. RILEY, December 3, 1907; Allen McCASKILL, December 24, 1907, and William E. WHITESIDE, March 30, 1908.

W.D. TILLOTSON was orator for the occasion. Short addresses were made by C.F. KIMBALL, J.E. BARBER, James E. ISAACS, D.M. BURSON and Al MEYERS. The impressive exercises were interspersed with musical selections.



Potter Redips 1,900 Sheep and Is Allowed to Go

COTTONWOOD (Shasta Co.), May 4 - A.W. POTTER’s 1900 sheep were dipped Saturday at the BARRY place near town and the band moved on to-day toward the home range in Modoc County.

These are the sheep that were stopped earlier in the week by the State Veterinarian because the owner had driven them out of Tehama County without having them dipped for scabies.

The law has been vindicated, the sheep have been given a bath. POTTER has paid the extra bill of costs and the 1900 head and their indignant owner are on the way to greener pastures in Modoc County.



Growth Of Dorris Limited Only By Supply Of Materials.

DORRIS (Siskiyou Co.), May 4 - That some kind of a building boom has already struck the terminal town of Dorris on the California Northeastern Railroad, the metropolis of Butte Valley is best evidenced by the fact that the Weed Lumber Company is making a special requisition of cars from the South Pacific in order to supply the constantly increasing demand for lumber.

No less than twenty business and residence structures are already contracted for, to be built at once, and General Manager S.P. WHITE has made a trip to the company’s mills at Weed for the purpose of securing the immediate shipment of the necessary building materials. The auxiliary mills of the Big Basin Lumber Company in this section are already being pushed to their utmost.

The contracting firm of Hammond & Nelson has begun work for H.W. La FRENIERE, a San Francisco capitalist, who is casting his lot with Dorris. Also, they are putting up a couple of residences. George OTTO is anxious to double the present size of the store as soon as lumber can be obtained. James HUGHES is figuring on a large business block to be erected at once, as is also Charles SILVERS. HAMMOND & NELSON will begin work on the drug store of ATKINSON & TEBOE immediately. The barber shop of J.S. ESPY is fast nearing completion M.EVANS is about to build a residence, and has begun hauling lumber for same.

Both President MELHASE and Cashier SCHALLOCK, of the new bank, have signified their intention of erecting cottages in the near future. The depot will be built at once, and it is very likely the Southern Pacific will put up an engine house and possible car shops, as this will be the terminus of the road for at least a year.



Peaches and Almonds in good Shape; Pears Fair; Prunes Shy

LIVE OAK (Sutter Co.), May 4 - The high price of alfalfa and the increasing demand has stimulated the efforts to plant a large acreage. The Menaugh ranch, that recently passed into the hands of F.C. MITCHELL and I.N. REMSDELL, is being sown. About thirty-five acres is looking well, and the bottom land is being cleared for planting.

The crop of peaches will be unusually large; almonds better than last year; prunes not more than one half the yield of last year; pears in the Rivera orchard are good where the blight has not injured trees.

Poultry is not as much in evidence as in the past - more turkeys and less chickens than usual. Usually about 1,000 sacks of wheat are taken from the warehouse for chicken feed, but it will be much less this year.



KLAMATH FALLS (Ore., May 4 - A farmer named Andrew NICHOLS left Bonanza Friday night in an intoxicated condition with his team on a dead run and that was the last seen of the man. His team showed up at the ranch the next morning, and a party immediately began searching for the man. His shoes and socks were found on the bank of Lost river. The supposition is that while he was drunk he was thrown or fell from his wagon and made his way to the river and attempted to ford the stream. Lost River is quite deep and has in recent years claimed a number of lives. At last reports a searching party was dragging the river in the hope of finding the body.



Cupid Has Been Busy During Spring Weather


MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co., ) May 4 - Marriage licenses were issued in Yuba County this week to the following couples: J. LYELLE and Katie BAXTER, both of Chico; Harry McClellan BOWMAN and Alice Mabel CUDDY, both of Sacramento; Thomas P. MUGILL and Miss May CROCKER, both of Sacramento, John F. KELLY, of San Francisco and Miss Alice SWAIN, of Marysville, William SILVA and Minnie SELENE, both of Sacramento.

For the month of April the total of marriage licenses was twelve, which is above the average for Yuba County.

In the divorce case entitled Ida WHITE vs. Benjamin Lee WHITE, Judge McDANIEL has issued the interlocutory decree.

The Sheriff has served the papers on defendant on the divorce case of Amelia D. GABRIEL vs. D. GABRIEL, growing out of a charge of adultery.



PLACERVILLE, May 4 - a final decree of divorce has been granted by Judge N.D. ARNOT to Nellie Ann HUME from Thomas J. HUME.

The interlocutory decree of divorce in the case of Catrina KENNA against Andrew F. KENNA was granted Tuesday by Judge ARNOT in the Superior Court.


DIAMOND SPRINGS (El Dorado Co.), May 4 - Suit was commenced in the Superior Court last week by John PLIATTI to annul his marriage with Miss Dafue HARRIS. Both are well-known young people of this town, and the bride is the eldest daughter of Emma and the late A.G. HARRIS.



YUBA CITY, May 4 - In the divorce action of Katie BARNES vs. Otis BARNES an interlocutory decree was granted plaintiff by Judge MAHON this morning.



GRASS VALLEY, May 4 - In the Superior Court Thursday M.B. PROVINE, of this city, was granted an interlocutory divorce from Libbie A. PROVINE on the grounds of desertion. Both are well known here. In the divorce case of Irene JONES vs. Allen JONES, the attorney for plaintiff was granted five days additional time in which to prepare and file his brief.



WOODLAND, May 4 - The only marriage license issued since the last report was to Charles Ray FURMAN and Gladys Ina MONTGOMERY, both of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County.

Mrs. Genevieve HUGHES was granted an interlocutory decree from I.B. HUGHES Monday afternoon. HUGHES was charged with desertion. He put in no defense. HUGHES is the man who financed the Davis baseball club there with a number of offenses. He escaped on technicalities.



OROVILLE, May 4 - Nine marriage licenses were issued here the past week as follows: Leland John WESTWOOD and Eda May MAHLE, both residents of Honcut; Ernest MINER, over 21, of Stirling City, and Lillian A. BAKER, over 18, of McCloud, Siskiyou County. Lewis Foster PERRY, 24, and Matilda Merl HENDERSON, 19, both of Magalia; George AARONSON, 22, of Oroville, and Constance A. JOHNSON, 21, of Oregon city; Ben Melvin FRENCH, 21, and Ina Goldie YOUNG, 16, both of Chico; Richard Michael HAGGERTY, 22, and Margaret D. WILLIAMS, 21, both of Yankee Hill; Richmond Clayton LOGAN, 24, and Annetia Marie WIDENER, 24, of Chico; Fred Norman BROWN, 32, and Olive SHEKELE, 27, both of Oroville; Earl John WATNER, 34, and Helen MYERS, 18, both of Oroville.

In the divorce Court Artie Josephine BELLWOOD has been granted a final decree of divorce from Edward BELLWOOD. F.M. MESERVE has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Josephine MESERVE; Mary BERTRAND wishes to be freed from John BARTRAND, who deserted her after on short year of married life; Eva GULICK has a final decree of divorce with $23 a month alimony from John GULICK.



COLUSA, May 4 - The County Clerk issued three marriage license last week. The first was to George JAKOBI and Mrs. Augusta KLOPP, both of Colusa. The second was to Ben MINES, 24, and Miss Zella M. KILGORE, 19, both of Grimes. The other was to George G. ROADS and Miss Nora Irene LEE, both of Glenn County.

Snowd earl LYON, of Richmond, Contra Costa County and Miss Mary Myrtle KOFFNER, of Williams, Colusa County, were granted a license last week.



REDDING. May 4 - Marriage licenses were issued last week to the following couples: William T. McCOY, 36, of Viola, and Mrs Laura TAYLOR, 32, of Redding; Clifford Samuel EATON, 23, of Redding, and Ella Joe MILES, 20, of Copper City; Henry William BENNETT, 23, of Oakland, and Nora Claire TULL, 21, of Anderson; Harvey S. TERBUSH, 25, of Redding, and Gertrude Bell ROSS, 20, of Salt Lake City; Abner DRUMM, 52, and Mrs. Rebecca GIPSON, 34, both of Balin Ferry.

Leonara Eugenia LEWIS SLOCUM has begun a suit to annul her marriage with Robert Bruce SLOCUM, sometimes called B.A. SLOCUM. This is the beginning of the end of the celebrated bigamy case. The suit is not a regular action in divorce. The complaint asks for an annulment of the marriage that was entered in this city on August 31, 1907, and alleged that at that time SLOCUM already had a wife and there had been no divorce. SLOCUM is still in jail in Salt Lake City being held on a charge of forgery. Miss Leonora LEWIS, as his wife No. 2 is called, arrived at her home in this city two weeks ago, as was told in The Bee at the time.

Mrs. Minnie EDWARDS got an interlocutory decree of divorce Friday in record-breaking time. The complaint was filed and answered and divorce granted inside of twenty minutes. The husband in the case is W.F. EDWARDS, cook in the Temple Hotel for nearly twenty years. Property interests were settled out of Court. The ground on which the divorce was granted by Judge HEAD was extreme cruelty.



RED BLUFF, May 4 - Marriage licenses have been issued since last report as follows: Victor C. AYALA, 57, of Tehama, and Margaritta RECORD, 61, of Red Bluff; Albert DUBECKER, aged 36, of Rosewood, and Rosa Mary BAXTER, 20, of Buckeye; Thovald SEHOW, 31, of Red Bluff, and Bertha GROSLEAN, 26, of Sacramento; Peter F. CAVOROUS, 28, of Red Bluff, and Eliza C. LARGE, 33, of Red Bluff; Henry Lanson GRAHAM, 23, and Clara Jenny WILCOX, 18, both of Manton; Alvin A. HALL, 62, and Anna WILKINSON, 52, both of Cottonwood.



FAIRFIELD, May 4 - During the week County Clerk HALLIDAY issued marriage licenses as follows: Claude Earl GILLIS, 25, of Yreka, and Ethel Mary LOUDEN, 24, of Vallejo; Joseph Lewis SEQUIERA, 24, of Gilroy, and Mary Lucas PERRY, 18, of Benicia; John KRAFT, 26, and Elizabeth Cecelia COSTELLO, 22, both of Vallejo; Thomas Joseph McDONOUGH, 29, and Emma H.M. CRONAN, 22, both of Vallejo; Ire Bankey GRIFFIN, 25, of San Luis Obispo, and Agnes Rachael CAUGHY, 26, of Vacaville; Arthur NEIMAN, 27, Angels Camp and Lillie LOGLE, 27, Benicia.

Mary PETERS has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Manuel PETERS on the ground of extreme cruelty. She has been awarded the custody of the two girls and he the boy. The house and lot in Benicia and the furniture - excepting a bed, bedding and cook stove - has been given to Mrs. PETERS. He has also been directed to pay her $50 attorney’s fees.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, May 6, 1908

Page 8



STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), May 1 - The Supervisors have denied the petition of J.D. WALTERS for a renewal of his saloon license at French Camp. This means that the town is now “dry”. A short time ago there were two saloons in the place. One of them closed voluntarily and the people then began a campaign to get rid of the other. Two petitions were filed with the Supervisors - one containing 86 names against the saloon and the other containing 83 signatures in the favor.



CHICO (Butte Co.), May 8 - Marshal GOE was summoned before the Board of Trustees last night to explain why he had not enforced the order of the Board to have removed certain shacks in the rear of certain buildings in the business section. He explained he was awaiting authorization from the City Attorney. It was brought out that the authorization was in the hands of the Clerk, although the Marshall did not know it.



NAPA (Napa Co.), May 6 - Joseph KIDD, who is known as the man figuring in more lawsuits than any two other citizens of Napa County in the past few years, came out second best yesterday afternoon in a legal action brought against him by the Shwarz Hardware Company of this city. KIDD was sued for $64, the price of some gas fixtures installed in a house built by him here.

He claimed that the contractor, who has since left the country, agreed to furnish the material. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff after a few minutes deliberation.



NAPA (Napa Co.), May 6 - Mrs. Mary A. HEAD, for over forty years a well-known resident of Napa, died in Berkeley Monday afternoon. Death came as a severe blow to her relatives and friends, as she was in perfect health up to a few hours before her demise. Deceased was a native of St. Louis, Mo., aged 68 years. She reached Orleans Flat, Nevada County, in 1854 and soon after wedded George HEAD, Napa’s pioneer shoe dealer. Mrs. Head is survived by her husband and six adult children, one of whom is Mrs. Frank ATKINSON of Sacramento. The funeral will occur here to-morrow.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), May 6 - W.B. VINSARD, a well-known rancher, was fined $5 this morning for driving across the Yuba River Bridge at too fast a pace. Bridge Tender EDLER made the complaint and Judge MORRISSEY assessed the fine, which was paid.



Abductor of Elmira Girl Must Answer

SUISUN (Solano Co.), May 6 - Manuel SILVEY, of Elmira, was arraigned in Justice Court here yesterday on a charge of abduction and rape. He pleaded not guilty, and was held to answer in the Superior Court. He was released on bail in the sum of $500.

Jeannette FREUND, a 15-year-old girl of Elmira, was Silvey’s alleged victim, whom he enticed away from her home and persuaded to go to Sacramento with him about two weeks ago, where the girl was later rescued. SILVEY was arrested last week in Dixon.



BUTTE, May 6 - A special to the Inter-Mountain from Billings says that William HAMILTON, believed to be the oldest of the pioneers of the Northwest, is dying of cancer of the stomach. HAMILTON left Missouri in 1832, and a few years later went up the Missouri River with a party of fur traders. He lived with the Indians on Flathead Lake years before gold was discovered in what later became known as the Territory of Montana. He learned to read Indian sign writing displayed on the cliffs bordering the lake, and a number of years ago interpreted the symbols of the Smithsonian Institution. In his younger days he was in many Indian fights, and acted as scout and interpreted for the Government.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Bee

November 30, 1908




Prominent Agriculturist Dies at Home Near Willows


Willows (Glenn Co.) November 30 - Yesterday afternoon the sad news reached Willows from the Hagan ranch, situated southeast of here, in Colusa County, that P. Hagan had passed away at noon. Deceased had been ill but a short time and his death came as a great shock to this community.


Deceased was born in Ireland in 1854, and came to New York in 1862, residing on Long Island seven years. In 1869 he came to California and engaged in farming, continuing in this vocation up to the time of his death. He  was one of the most extensive wheat farmers of this section, and was considered one of the wealthiest. He was an ardent supporter of the great Central Canal system when Honorable Will S. GREEN first took up the matter. His ranch was one of the most beautiful in the Sacramento Valley, and was made so by hard work. For many years he toiled in planting a nice vineyard and orchard  and now it is a sight worth seeing.


He was married in 1867 to Miss Mary KANE, and has raised nine children, all of whom reside in Glenn and Colusa Counties.




Rim Calk Concern Will Only Do Temodeling at Chico


Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - Levi H. MAXWELL, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is in Chico in connection with the operations of the Rim Calk Company, which, as told in the Bee, filed articles of incorporation at Oroville.


No factories will be established, but a furnace will be erected to remodel the calks for Western use. The calks are brads used in the soles of lumbermen's boots to keep them from slipping on legs. Dr. Maxwell ADAMS, formerly of he Chico State Normal faculty, but now of the University of Nevada, and M.C. MAXWELL, brothers of Levi MAXWELL, are the other two men interested in the company.




Mining Engineer of Oakland Dies at Auburn


Auburn (Placer Co.) November 30. Frank Hayes Johnson, a prominent mining engineer of Oakland, who made his home in Auburn for the past two months, breathed his last on Saturday, a sufferer from the dread disease, consumption. Johnson came here with family a couple of months ago, hoping that the bracing foothill climate would benefit him, but he was too far gone.


The deceased had been all around the world, having recently returned to Oakland form South Africa, where he was acting in the capacity of mining engineer for a company. The remains were taken to Oakland for burial.


Deceased leaves a wife and young daughter to mourn his loss.




Nevada City (Nevada Co.) November 30 - While many look on the reported attempt to hold up three girls at the point of a pistol as somewhat of a joke, there is no denying the fact that William BALTZ was held up and separated from 50 cents, all the change he happened to be carrying. The Baltz robbery was kept quiet for several days after it happened.


Baltz states that he was proceeding homeward along Boulder Street, when a hold-up man stepped from behind a telephone pole, gun in hand, and commanded him to "come through." Billy did so, badly frightened.


The girls who faced an alleged hold-up man are Misses Clemitis MARSH, Genevieve and Bernice SMITH. One of them screamed and the fellow ran.


The Baltz robbery took place in the same neighborhood where a cellar sneak thief has been operating.




Los Molinos (Tehama Co.) November 30 - The School Trustees of the Los Molinos school held a special meeting Saturday afternoon to confer with F.W. REID, of Berkeley, an architect who was called on for professional advice as to the plans for the proposed new building for this district. The plans will be sent to the County Superintendent for approval, which being obtained, work will commence at once.




Rejected Customer May File Damage Suit.


Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - The Lunchette Cafe on Second Street in this city, formerly conducted under the names of "Bob's Cafe" and "The  Rex", has seen fit to draw the color line, and for the step the new proprietors, F.H. ALNUTT and L. NEAL, are in a fair way to be made defendants in a damage uit at Court.


According to Albert Brooks DAVIS, a well-known colored barber of this city, who conducts tonsorial parlors on C Street, he went to the "Lunchette" on closing his shop at a late hour on Saturday night, as in his wont, and ordered of the waiter who approached his usual repast, seating himself on a  stool at the short-order counter beside two white acqauintances.


Davis says he presently overheard Manager ALNUTT give instructions to "tell that nigger to take one of the closed boxes, where he belonged." Then, when the waiter delivered the message, he protested against being humiliated and left the place, first having the satisfaction of hearing his white acquaintances aver that his presence was not objectionable to them. Later when he returned and talked the matter over coolly with Alnutt, he received no satisfaction, he says.


Davis has consulted an attorney, and if he continues in his present frame of mind, he will institute a damage suit to sooth his wounded feelings.


Davis is one of the Grand Officers of the colored lodge of Masons and is also an Odd Fellow in good standing. He was born and reared in Marysville.




Branch Anderson Institution to Have Opposition in Redding.


Redding (Shasta Co.) November 30. Redding has never had a savings bank.  The indications are that it will have two before the years comes to a close. The Bank of Anderson announced over two months ago that it would open a savings bank in Redding about December 15th. This has spurred the Bank of Shasta County, the oldest bank in the county, to take action. The officials of this bank have applied for a charter authorizing them to establish a savings branch of the Bank of Shasta County.




Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - Chico's "Tag Day", conducted Saturday by the Catholic Ladies' Improvement Club to secure funds for the erection of a roof for the new church, netted approximately #300. Young women stationed on the business streets buttonholed the public with success and response was readily made. Headquarters for the tags were at the home of Mrs. Thomas DOOLEY. Among the members of the club active in the work were Mesdames DOOLEY, PERDUE, GLASS, HORGAN, COLLINS, MALOY, BRENNAN, BIGFORD, MURPHY, O'CONNOR. One man, on Main Street, paid $20 for a tag, while several other paid $5 and lesser amounts.




Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - Willard HOMES, aged 56 years, a resident of Chico for eight years, died late Saturday afternoon from Bright's disease at the home of Mrs. Emma SHAND. Willard Oliver HOMES was a native of Iowa, and when a boy came West to California and located in Sacramento County, where he married. He later lived in Newcastle. He leaves a brother, Samuel L. HOMES, of Sacramento, and a daughter in San Francisco, who, however, has not been located since the April fire. The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. Shand this afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev F.O. HARTMAN, of the Broadway Methodist Church, officiating.




Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - the First national Bank of Chico opened up for business to-day in its handsome new quarters in the corner of the Auditorium Building, Third and Main Street. The institution was formerly on Broadway, between Third and Fourth. Approximately $6000 has been axpended in improvements, consisting of a large re-enforced concrete cault and handsome new fixtures.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - It is now the opinion of the police that only two of the four white men arrested Friday night for the robbery of old man WALSH, told of in Saturday's Bee, can be held. W.D. MERCHANT, colored, has confessed the crime and he implicates R.E. FOSTER, one of the white men.


Fred MACKEY and Jame SHEEHAN he daclares innocent of any wrong-doing. The prisoners were arraigned to-day.




Great Western Plant and Oroville Are Visited.

Oroville (Butte Co.) November 30 - A large party of Eastern capitalists left San Francisco Saturday night in a special Pullman car and awoke Sunday morning at Las Plumas, the Western Pacific depot of the Great Western Power Company. Sunday was spent in viewing the mammoth place. They returned to Oroville last evening and took a look at the orange and olive groves and  gold dredges.


Among those in the party were L.P. DREXEL, of Drexel-Morgn Company of New York; E.H. ROLLINS, of E.H. Rollins & Sons, the great financial bond firm; George T. BATCHELDER, the Coast Manager of E.H. Rollins & Sons; John NEWBOLD, H. KRUMBAAR and R.C. NORTON, capitalists of Philadelphia; J.W. GOODWIN, of San Francisco, President of the Oro Water, Light, and Power Company of Oroville; J.K. MOFFITT, Cashier of the First National Bank of San Francisco, Guy C. EARL, of Oakland, Vice President of the Great Western Power Company; C.W. WALLER, of San Francisco, Treasurer of the Great Western Power Company; M.A. VIELE, of Viele, Cooper & Buck, a contracting firm of engineers in New York.




Mining Man and Well Known in California and Nevada


Oroville, November 30 - S.E. STARRETT, an early miner of California and Nevada, died suddenly Saturday at his home near this city. He was 81 years of age. In early manhood the deceased mined in California and then went to Nevada, where he became well known all over the State. He was prominent in the copper development of the Ely district. Mr. Starrett left a wife and son, who reside in San Francisco. He returned to Butte County about two years ago with Senator ROCKHILL, of Nevada, who became heavily interested in this section.




Chico (Butte Co,) November 30 - It has developed that George DEVILBISS, formerly a dairyman, residing on Olive between Sixth and Seventh Streets, did not put his faith in banks during the recent stringency, but buried his money in the rear of his home, wrapping it in a piece of linen cloth which he placed in a tin can and covered up in the bottom of a three-for hole in the ground. He thus deposited $1,500, and later moved to his present place of residence at Pacific Grove. He had rented his place to Albert GORDON, but became nervous as to the safety of the money and made a flying trip back to Chico recently. In a highly excited state of mind, he unearthed his buried treasure and found it safe.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - John Scannell, a well-known farmer of the Linda section, had a narrow escape from serious injury Sunday while on a visit to this city. Scannell was standing on the curb of the sidewalk holding the reins attached to his buggy horse, when the animal became frightened at an approaching street car and backed the rig over the track.  In his efforts to force the horse to go ahead Scannell was thrown under the wheels of the vehicle and in close proximity to the horse's heels. By the time bystanders took charge of the excited animal Scannell was rolled on the street and badly bruised, but escaped without injuries of consequence.




Sisson (Siskiyou Co.) November 30 - Freight train No. 238 left the track about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, tearing up 176 feet of track and wrecking three cars. Fortunately no one was hurt and traffic was resumed between Portland and San Francisco by 9 o'clock last evening. This wreck occurred near Mott.




Woodland (Yolo Co.) November 30 - Woodland will not have a motor car service very soon. The railroad officials have notified the Chamber of Commerce that the only car available at the time the application was made has since been put on the Stockton route.




Durand, Found tt Elmira and Makes Confession


Woodland (Yolo Co.) November 30 - District Attorney PERKEY arrived from Willows Sunday morning and Sheriff BAILEY arrived on the 11 o'clock train having in custody a man named James McBRIDE, arrested in Roseville and wanted in Willows on a charge of having defrauded a butte City liveryman.


McBride was locked up in the County Jail and the two officials spent some time in procuring evidence that tends to confirm the confession made by Joseph DURAND, now in the Glenn County Jail. Durand's mother lives in Winters and he has been a frequent visitor in Woodland.  On May 29th last three houses in Willows were burglarized while the occupants were attending a picnic. The first clue the officers obtained was when a brother to Ed SCHORN recognized a pocket knife in the possession of a neighbor that belonged to the editor. Inquiry elicited the information that Joe DURAND had given the knife to the neighbor's little daughter. Since that time Sheriff Bailey had been looking for DURAND. From one of the houses burglarized $80 in money was taken. In the course of the investigation the Sheriff learned that Durand paid $35 for a wheel in Sacramento shortly after the robbery occurred.


Sheriff Bailey's persistent efforts were rewarded last Friday. He located and arrested Durand, near Elmira, and when he was taken to Willows he at first denied all knowledge of the robbery, but when he was shown SEHORN's knife, he broke down and made a partial confession. The District Attorney then made a bluff with a mate to a gold bracelet supposed to have been stolen at the same time. Durand stated that he had seen such a bracelet in the possession of two little girls in Woodland, but he did not admit that he stole it.


District Attorney PERKEY came to Woodland and questioned the two little girls. They very frankly told him that Durand had given them a bracelet that looked like the one in his possession, but that they had lost it.


Durand is not more than 17 or 18 years of age. He was employed in a *tamal* house here for some time.




Yuba City (Sutter Co.) November 30 - The contract fo build the new school house in the Barry District has been awarded to MARDERS and BEERS, of Marysville, whose bid was $3480, the lowest of five. Work will commence to-morrow . The dimensions of the new structure will be 46x38 feet and there will be a belfry to give it an imposing appearance.




Yuba City (Sutter Co.) November 30 - Judge MAHON has named George and Thomas HOWSLEY administrators of the estate of the late *ut* Howsley, with bonds at $13,000 each.  An order has also been made by the Court authorising the sale of eighty acres of land of the Margaret HELKEN estate.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - Word has been received from San Francisco that William T. HALEY, who recently filled the position of City Editor on the local papers, is a victim of appendicitis and must undergo an operation to obtain relief. Haley was apparently in good health when he left this city for his parents' home at the Bay ten days ago.




Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - Chris METSER, of Harrison Gulch, where he is employed at the mine in which L.A. McINTOSH and J.W. ROPER of this city are interested, has purchased 300 acres of Bidwell estate land near the Sacramento River. The price given as $30 per acre.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - R WILD, the man found in an unconscious condition between the tracks at the A Street depot last week, is still in a serious state. He has spoken only two words since he was placed in the hospital. The physicians predict that if he lives his mind will be affected.


The chances are he will die.




Well-know resident of Yolo Victim of Paralysis.


Woodland (Yolo Co.) November 30 - W.H. TROOP died Saturday evening about 7 o'clock as a result of a second stroke of paralysis within the last three years. The last stroke occurred on Thanksgiving day, and after that time his failure was rapid. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was a native of Alleghany County, New York, and was 74 years old. He was a graduate of Albion College, Mich., and taught in the public schools of Michigan for a number of years. He afterwards engaged in farming and lumbering.


In 1863 he came to California, first locating in Yolo County. After a brief residence here, he went to the mines, where he remained for three years. At the end of that time he returned to Yolo County, and again engaged in farming. In 1888 he retired from active business, bought a home in Woodland and took up his residence here. He has served two terms as a City Trustee.


He was a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, and the funeral will be under the auspices of that Order. In April, 1874, Mr. Troop returned to Michigan and married Miss Phoebe E. HOAG. He returned to California the same year. His wife and three daughters, Mrs. William VAN ZEE, Mrs. C.L. HTCH and Miss Annabel TROOP, survive him. He also leaves a brother, G.C. TROOP, and a sister, Mrs. Helen GRIFFIN, both of Woodland.




Mrs. Lowry, Yuba Pioneer, Will Reside With Son.


Marysville (Yuba Co.) November 30 - After fifty-five years of almost continuous residence in Marysville, Mrs. J. Lowrey left this city yesterday to take up her residence in San Francisco, where a son, John A. Lowry, resides. Mrs. Lowry carries to her new home the hearty well wishes of scores of friends and acquaintances made during her contact with Yuba and Sutter County people.


She has the distinction of being the oldest living female of pioneer days in Marysville. Blessed with a splendid memory, Mrs. Lowry often regaled her friends with memories of early days in Yuba County. She came to Marysville in 1853 and in the following year married John Lowry, a hotel-keeper, who died over forty years ago. Mrs. Kate WILKINS, the well-known school teacher, of this city, and Margaret Lowry, also a teacher, are children of the union.


The residence Mrs. Lowry built here a half century ago was destroyed by fire recently. She has since been unsettled as to rebuilding or joining relatives at the bay, and finally decided on the latter.




Woodland (Yolo Co.) November 30 - Judge E.E. GADDIS and Drs. BEEBE and BLEVIN examined J.D. BECKWITH Saturday afternoon and adjudged him insane. He was committed to the Stockton Asylum for the insane. The man is ** years of age. For twenty-five years he was a resident of Calaveras County, but recently has been living with his brother, J.C. Beckwith, in this city.


** aged looks like 34 or 36, but I can not be sure.




Chico (Butte Co.) November 30 - Dee HENRY, a young man of Chico, has sworn to a complaint charging Fred HEMMINGWAY with battery, alleged to have been committed in a local lunch counter. Hemmingway was arrested a few weeks ago for disturbing the peace at the home of Douglas CRUM, where he was boarding.


In a drunken spree he tried to "rough house".......


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com







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