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Sacramento Bee

Friday, January 15, 1909 



SAN FRANCISCO, January 15 - Emma GOLDMAN, the notorious Anarchist, and BEN L. REITMAN, who is widely known as the “King of the Hobos,” were arrested last night as they were about to hold a meeting. They are now in the city prison on eight charges of “conspiracy to rout.”

“Rout” is defined by the State Statutes as the assembly of two or more persons at a meeting where measures are advocated, which if carried out, would lead to riot. The police acted on the theory that each of the meetings announced constituted such a conspiracy, and bail was fixed at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond on each count.

William BUWALDA, who was dishonorably discharged from the Army and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on Alcatraz military prison of this port by a Court-martial for shaking hands with the Goldman woman at a meeting held by her some months ago, was placed under arrest also because of his vigorous protest against the action of the police. BUWALDA was only recently released under a pardon from President Roosevelt. 


ROCHESTER (N.Y.), January 15 - Abraham GOLDMAN, father of Emma Goldman, famous for her anarchist doctrines and speeches, died here yesterday at the age of 85. He was proprietor of a furniture store. Goldman was a native of Russia and came to this country when Emma Goldman was a small child. He did not share, it is said, his daughter’s belief in anarchy. 



SALT LAKE CITY, January 15 - While reading her Bible, Matilda ECKLUND, 47 years old, living just outside the city limits of Sandy, was shot and killed shortly before midnight last night by Axel CARLSON, 20 years old. CARLSON fired at her through a window, two shots taking effect. Unsatisfied, the murderer entered the house through the front door and fired another bullet into his victim’s temple. Carlson then went to a nearby saloon, and after partaking of three glasses of whisky, told of the deed.

He was immediately placed under attest. Carlson made a long rambling statement, the purport of which was to the effect that he had been “wronged and hounded by union men until some one had to die”.It is believed that he is insane. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

Tuesday April 13, 1909 



Glenn Judge Presides in Brunswick Mine Suit

REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 13 - Judge FINCH, of Glenn County, is again presiding in the Superior Court of Shasta County. Although Shasta County has two Superior Judges, it frequently happens that both are disqualified. Judge FINCH always responds when called upon.

The case on trial is one of considerable magnitude, being a suit to foreclose a $20,000 mortgage on the Brunswick Mine, near French Gulch. In June 1904, F.B. ROSSI, of French Gulch, sold the mine to H.D. LACY, of New York, for $60,000. The sum of $40,000 was paid in cash ,and a mortgage of $20,000 was given to secure the payment of the balance.

LACEY resists foreclosure of the mortgage, alleging that his agents, who bought the mine for him “whip-sawed” him, or charged $20,000 commission illegally. F.B. ROSSI brings suit to foreclose the mortgage. He is only trustee of the mortgage. There is no taint of fraud about his part of the transaction.

The evidence is all in. The attorneys are arguing the case to-day.   


WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), April 13 - Judge FARNHAM Sunday united in marriage Miss Catherine Veronica O’BRIEN and Harry ROSSEK, of Elk Creek. On last Saturday afternoon the bride came to Willows and secured the marriage license, saying her prospective husband was at work on a farm in the Elk Creek section and could not leave. The groom until recently was in the shoe business and the bride was formerly of San Francisco, where she conducted a millinery establishment. The groom related that he and his wife intended to live in the Elk Creek country, they having purchased a ranch in that section.  


Unknown Stepped in Front of Engine and Was Killed.

DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), April 13 - An unknown was struck by a light engine just north of Shasta Retreat Sunday and literally ground to pieces. Constable FISK at the inquest identified him as a stranger who had eaten breakfast at the Birmingham Hotel that morning.

The man had acted in a peculiar manner and had taken a newspaper forcibly from another boarder. When FISK remonstrated with him he said he was going where no one would have anything to say to him and started up the track.

Engineer CREASON stated that he gave the man plenty of time to leave the track but that he stepped directly in from of the engine.

The unfortunate man was of light complexion about five feet nine inches tall between 35 and 40 years of age, and wore overalls and a brown coat.

The jury returned a verdict of suicide. 


Glenn Supervisors Give Appointment to M. Jensen.

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), April 13 - The Supervisors of this county have deemed it necessary to protect the live stock from disease, and have appointed M. JENSEN, D.V.S., as livestock inspector for Glenn County.

In the past few years things have changed, and now instead of Glenn being one large wheat and barley field, there are thousands of head of live stock raised yearly. On numerous occasions it has been found that live stock were afflicted with glanders, and as this is contagious, there must be a close lookout kept.

On last Saturday the new county inspector killed two horses which he found to be suffering from glanders, and yesterday he killed the third. He thinks now that he has all the diseased animals of this immediate vicinity out of harm’s way. 


SUSANVILLE (Lassen Co.), April 13 - Mrs. George W. WATSON, of near this place, underwent a very delicate operation last Sunday afternoon. Dr. W.E. DESLER performed the operation, which was necessitated by an ailment of several months’ duration. The operation was successfully performed and the patient is getting along nicely. 


AUBURN (Placer Co.), April 13 - Kwpr SINGH, the burly Hindu who was recently sentenced to serve a term in San Quentin Prison for attempted robbery of several of his countrymen on the Branstetter ranch, just east of Loomis, his motion for a new trial having been denied by the Court, is in a very despondent frame of mind, so it is reported, and it will probably take heroic methods on the part of the officers to compel the prisoner to eat.

For the past eight days Kwpr SINGH has scarcely eaten anything, and openly stated yesterday morning ,through an interpreter, that he would much prefer to die than to serve a term in prison. It is not thought that the man is bluffing, but that on the contrary he might attempt to starve himself, if permitted to do so.

However, the County Jail officials will see to it that the Hindu wrestler, who is a magnificent specimen of brawn and muscle, takes his meals, even if a stomach pump has to be brought into requisition.  


YREKA (Siskiyou CO.), April 13 - The bounty on noxious animals is quite a little item of expense to the county, as is evidenced by the fact that at the last meeting of the Board of Supervisors claims were allowed for 300 coyote scalps, amounting to $600, and four panther scalps, amounting to $40, making a total of $640 which was allowed to various citizens throughout the county.

The claims were mostly for one or two scalps to each person, with the exception of one party, who had forty-four scalps. The ordinance as it now stands makes it obligatory to present the scalp within ten days after the animal is killed, together with an affidavit stating how, when and where the animal was killed, so that there is very little chance for market hunters to run in a lot of scalps from some other county or state. 


Coroner to Further Investigate Train Killing Near Nord

CHICO (Butte Co.), April 13 - At 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon Coroner John WALLACE held an inquest over the mangled body of an unknown man, supposed to be Abraham LIKES ,a farm hand on the Gable ranch at Nord, who, as told in The Bee yesterday, was found dead near the track, but the testimony adduced was not sufficient, so pending a further investigation the case went over until Saturday.

When Abraham LIKES left Nord for the Gable ranch he carried a whisky flask and a scorched newspaper. These were found near the remains, according to the testimony. The features of deceased were so mutilated identification by this source was impossible. Coroner WALLACE is at Nord this morning investigating. It is believed the man was struck and killed by one train and a second passed over his body, which was left on the track. 


Southern Pacific Planning New Services to North

REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 13 - A motor car service between Chico and Kennett will be established soon by the Southern Pacific, according to a telegram sent from Sacramento at 5 o’clock last evening. The message was from J.C. STONE, General Passenger Agent, was addressed to “all agents” and was as follows:

It has been suggested that we run a motor car from Chico to Redding or Kennett, leaving Chico at 8 a.m; Red Bluff at 9:30 a.m.; Redding 11 a.m.; arrive at Kennett 12 noon.

“Leave Kennett 1:45 p.m.; Redding 2:30 p.m.; Red Bluff 4 p.m.; arrive at Chico at 6:30 p.m.

“Would like each of you to train-gram me immediately with any suggestion you may have regarding this connections with other trains and best time of departure from your station, etc. Would like answer by Wednesday, sure.

The telegram indicated plainly that the motor car service is to be given a trial, at least. There is little doubt that it will create enough new business to make it pay and that it will not seriously curtail the receipts of the local trains at present provided for.

The schedule, as announced by the General Passenger Agent, is satisfactory in every particular so far as Shasta County points are concerned. For instance, the motor car in connection with the regular train will permit any one living in Cottonwood, Anderson, Coram or Kennett to make a daylight trip to Redding, the county seat, allow a few hours for business and return home by the supper hour. Similarly a business man of Redding can make a daylight trip to any of the outside towns, transact business, and return home for supper.

As it is now a Redding business man wishing to visit Kennett must leave home at 7 a.m., and he cannot return home until 10:45 p.m., unless he steals a ride on a freight train, in which event the railroad of course receives no fare. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 13 - John WENNER, the miner who died suddenly last Friday morning at Manton, was the son of a Swedish nobleman, and was himself a Duke. WENNER’s full name was John Amiel WENNERSTROM.

Those interesting facts were learned yesterday when Mrs. WENNER arrived here from St. Helena, Napa County. She came to attend the funeral, which was held here yesterday afternoon.

Mrs. Wenner, or Wennerstrom, has been very ill for a year and has been living in Napa County for her health. Her husband wrote to her ten days ago, asking her to join him at Manton as soon as she could travel. She made preparations to join him on May 1st, but the news of his sudden death put an end to her plans. 

$10,000 bonds

Oroville Man Arraigned on Revolting Charge

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), April 13 - Morton HADLEY, the horse dealer mentioned in last night’s Bee as having improper relations with a boy named Willie HADLEIGH, was arraigned before Police Judge MORRISSEY last evening and placed under $10,000 bonds, pending his preliminary examination this evening.

Hadley claims Oroville as his home. The boy, Marshall, who rode into the country with Hadley and turned back when he made a proposal to him, will be an important witness in the case. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), April 13 - Joseph B. Kise, pioneer of Trinity County, died in this city yesterday afternoon at the age of **. (looks like 68?) The active years of his life were spent in Trinity County. He moved here only a few years ago. He leaves a widow, Angeline KISE; a daughter, Mrs. John WHITE, and three sons - Elijah Kise, Commodore C. Kise and Albert Kise


KENNETT (Shasta Co.), April 13 - A lodging house in the tenderloin district and belonging to B.F. KIERNAN was badly damaged by fire yesterday morning before day. The roof was burned off and most of the furniture ruined. The Fire Department did splendid work at saving part of the building and preventing the spread of the fire to other frame buildings in the range. The total damage to estimated be the owner at $1,250, fully covered by insurances. The origin of the fire is unknown. It started between the ceiling and roof. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

Monday May 17, 1909 



ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), May 17 -

The war between the business men and merchants of this country on the one hand and the N.C.O. Railway on the other, over the exorbitant freight and passenger rates on this road, now seems to be on in earnest.

Upon the solicitation of the business men of the country, Mr. G.M. SWOBE, Vice President and General Manager of the McCLOUD Railroad, paid Modoc County a visit, for the purpose of making investigation as to the practicability of shipping freight into this country via Bartle.

SWOBE interviewed the merchants of this part of the country and then in company with S.R. BUNCH, made a trip across the mountain to Surprise Valley to interview the merchants of that section.

It is stated that the freight rate from San Francisco to Bartle is $1.05 per hundred. In the past, teams have delivered freight from Bartle to Alturas for $1 per hundred. This brings the rate from San Francisco to Alturas, via Bartle, at $2.05 per hundred, while the rate from the same point via Reno over the N.C.O. is $2.25, making a difference of 20 cents per hundred in favor of the Bartle route.

The business interests of this vicinity are on the verge of taking in hand the matter of fixing up and reconstructing the road between here and Bartle. The road can be improved and shortened sufficiently, it is believed, to bring the rate down to 75 cents per hundred.

During the past few years much freight for this section has been hauled via Bartle, and more would have been shipped this way if it had not been for the poor facilities for handling freight there and for the poor accommodations for the teamsters. It is understood that these matters will soon be remedied. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 17 -

Who would think of walking 130 miles to see a circus? Frank NOBLE, of Junction City, Trinity County, did it. It is sixty-five miles from Junction City to Redding. He left the Trinity County town at 5 o’clock Thursday morning, walked every foot of the way, and reached this city at 9 o’clock Friday evening, in ample time to see the circus Saturday. He left for home this morning, expecting to walk all the way. In the round-trip he will cover 130 miles. Mr. NOBLE decided early last week that he wanted to see the circus. Not having any private conveyance and not caring to pay stage fare, he decided to make the journey on foot. 


SISSON (Siskiyou CO.), May 17 -

A terrific lightning storm struck Sisson between 9 and 10 o’clock this morning which, though of short duration, was one the severest electrical storms ever known here.

The lightning struck the house of Fred MORLEY, on Pine Street, and did considerable damage, wrecking a partition, destroying pictures hanging on the wall and setting the house on fire. Mr. and Mrs. MORLEY were within ten feet of where it struck and if they had not been prompt in putting out the flames the building would have been destroyed.

Pictures and cardboard in frames were crumpled and torn by the thunderbolt and yet were not even scorched. The damage was not so much from fire as it was from the force of the lightning.


REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 17 -

William UMLAND, a farm hand employed by William LOGAN in the Pacheco district, went insane very strangely. Nothing wrong had ever been noticed until Friday. He came to Redding in the morning in his normal state of mind. When he returned to the Logan farm in the evening he was all wrong. He would not speak a word, and he wanted to be left alone. During the shower of Saturday morning he stood motionless in the orchard for hours. Brought to Redding and placed in the insane ward, he stood in a corner for hours, and could not be induced to say a word. UMLAND is 35 years old. He has worked for Mr. LOGAN on several occasions. He is a steady worker, and a man who never drinks. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), May 17 -

The Italian arrested last week in Willits by Constable A.J. **** on the suspicion that he was Phillip LEO, who murdered Gregory MARTINE near French Gulch on March 30th, proved not to be LEO. The deputy who was sent to Kennett knew LEO well. Seeing the suspect at Willits, he declared at once that Constable SMITH did not have the right man, though the Mendocino County officer was justifiable in making the arrest. The description given of LEO fitted the suspect pretty well. 


GAZELLE (Siskiyou Co.), May 17 -

There were three cases of smallpox in this town. Frank S. CHASTAIN, his mother and Charles H. BELL have the disease in the usual mild form. All three are under quarantine and there is no fear of a spread of the contagion. 


Work Resumed at Mine To-day, Backed by Eastern Capital

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 17 -

This morning operations were resumed at the Kenosha Mine, following the general improvement in mining conditions on all sides. The property has been shut down since early last Winter for lack of funds. Manager George W. ROOT, however, is making good in the East and has raised sufficient finances to promise the steady operation of the property henceforth.

The collar of the shaft will be repaired at the same time unwatering is under way. William TORPIE has been placed in charge as foreman. The mine is equipped with a fine electric pumping and hoisting plant, sufficient to enable the mine to be sunk to a great depth. At present the shaft is down only 400 feet and is full of water.

Foreman TORPIE estimates that within thirty feet the famous “hard bar” so distinctive of Deadman’s Fist, will have been passed, after which sinking will be easier and the ledge will come in regular formation, instead of being badly broken up as has been the case. 


Uniform Eight-year Course of Study to Be Arranged.

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), May 17 -

The Tehama County Board of Education held a meeting Saturday at which time several matters of importance were considered. June 1st was the date set for the beginning of the examinations for graduation from the ninth grade of the Public Schools. June 7th was fixed as the time for the holding of teachers’ examinations.

The matter of disposing of the ninth grade, to comply with the new law, with the object of trying to have a uniform course of the different counties, was discussed, and the Board ordered that the Secretary send invitations to the various County Boards to come to Red Bluff and hold a joint meeting to arrange a uniform course for the Grammar schools of the Valley. 


VALLEJO (Solano Co.), May 17 -

M. Dos REIS ,owner of the St. Vincent Hotel of this city, is preparing to remodel the place so as to provide the society with a modern theater. The present dining room and office will be used for the amusement place, the grill and billiard rooms occupying the other half of the lower floor of the building. The upper stories are to be run simply a rooming house.

It is expected that that new theater will be one of the finest in this city. 


VINA (Tehama Co.), May 17 -

Coroner DECKER was here Saturday and held an inquest over the body of John ANDERSON, who died at the Vina sheep ranch suddenly that morning.

ANDERSON was a native of Norway, about 70 years old. He was engaged in dipping sheep when he fell dead. The jury rendered a verdict of death from heart failure.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Saturday, July 10, 1909






RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 10. The local Justice Court showed signs of life yesterday and as a result two prisoners received fines of $30 each with the usual alternative. They were J. ESTRATA, an Indian, and Martin COURTNEY. Both pleaded guilty to the charge of disturbing the peace. James MARTIN pleaded guilty to vagrancy and begging and received thirty days, with no alternative. Richard CLAYTON, who hails from near Woodland, proved to the satisfaction of Judge LUDEMAN that he worked occasionally and that he made a mistake in asking a supposed acquaintance for alms, and the Judge was lenient and gave him an hour in which to leave town.



SANTA ROSA (Sonoma Co.), July 10 Asserting that he was tired of wandering over the country as a fugitive from justice, Scott JOHNSON, who claims to have murdered a man named McALLISTER on a farm near Fort Deposit, Md., last April, gave himself up to a Deputy Sheriff at Sonoma and was brought to the County Jail here. JOHNSON says that he thought that by coming so far from the scene of his crime he would be able to forget, but the pangs of conscience finally drove him to give himself up to the authorities.



ANDERSON (Shasta Co.), July 10. - Marjory SPANN, the 6-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SPANN of Anderson, met with a serious accident yesterday at noon. The little child was in the act of opening a package, an in trying to cut the string with a knife the knife bounded back and struck her in the eye. She was taken to the local doctor and he gave little hope that the sight would be retained, but advised the parents to take her to a specialist. They started on the midnight train with her to Oakland.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 10 - Thomas POGUE, a farm hand employed on the LANGENOUR ranch, was kicked by a horse Thursday night. Four teeth were knocked out, a gash two inches in length cut on the cheek and he was unconscious for some time.



No Trace Found of Teamster Shock

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 10 - Sheriff BOYD went to Hay Fork yesterday to investigate the sudden disappearance of C.L. SHOCK, mention of which was made in The Bee at the time.

It appears that SHOCK left here a little over a week ago with a load of freight for Hay Fork, and that the oxen he was driving became footsore when he neared the BROWNELL place, that he decided to camp there and sent Roy VORE, a boy who accompanied him, to the town for assistance. The boy returned, but no trace of SHOCK could be found.

One of the oxen is dead from exhaustion and lack of proper care and another is dying. The rest are being kept at the BROWNELL place, awaiting the return of the owner.

No one outside the Sheriff’s office appears to be taking any interest in the case. Relatives of the missing man have given no aid.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 10. - Assemblyman A.M. DEAN is in receipt of a communication from Congressman W.F. ENGLEBRIGHT regarding the mail service that Uncle Sam is providing for this section and about which the Assemblyman became very busy when the matter was brought to his attention. The Congressman sends a letter under date of July 1st, from Second Assistant Postmaster General Joseph STEWART, which reads: ?Your letter of June 28th, regarding the unsatisfactory mail service of the Shasta route, California, north of Red Bluff, is received. The matter will be investigated, and I shall be pleased to inform you of the result.?



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 10 - Fire last night at 9:30 o’clock destroyed the stable connected with the California brewery on Chestnut Street; the stable opposite, owned by Michael REISSINGER, owner of the brewery, and gave the brewery plant a scorching. The loss will reach $900, covered with insurance. It is thought a tramp sleeping in the first-named barn caused the blaze. The Fire Department reached the scene in time to save the manufacturing department and malt room.



ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 10 - Dr. A. GIBSON, one of the oldest and best-known physicians in this county, left here this week for the southern part of the State, where he will look for a new location. His family will follow in a short time.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 10 - Mrs. Bessie BUTLER, who died at Biggs yesterday, was a sister of Mrs. T.E. BEVEN of this city. She visited here frequently. Her illness was of brief duration.



BIGGS (Butte Co.), July 10 - Amongst the busiest men in the section at the present time are the fruit growers, as all crops are large and of good quality. The shipment of green fruit from this point is heavy. The apple crop is extra good. All the crop has been contracted for. The barley harvest is on and the yield is fairly good taking into consideration the lack of late rains. The wheat crop is not up to the average, as a large acreage had to be cut for hay, but what did mature is good.

The grape crop is looking fine and no reason can now be seen why a large yield of grapes will not be harvested this fall.

The sugar beet outlook at this time points to a large yield of first-class beets, full of sugar.

The prices offered this year are not over high yet with good weather for harvesting the crops and for drying of fruit the growers will have a banner year. With their prosperity every line of trade feels an improvement.



AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 10 - William LEFLAND, a well-known citizen of Auburn, who has resided with his family in this city for the past nineteen years, passed away at his home here yesterday morning, a sufferer from gastritis. Deceased was born in Memphis, Tenn., was aged *7 years, and leaves a wife, five sons and one daughter in Auburn to mourn his loss. Mrs. W.O. LEFLAND, his mother; Mrs. Emily ROBERSON, his sister, and other relatives in the State are also left. For many years deceased was engaged in the insurance business in Dallas and Galvetson, Texas, and after the Civil Way occupied the position of Private Secretary under Jefferson Davis, with whom he was on close terms of intimacy. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o?clock from the undertaking parlors in Auburn.



ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 10 - The Board of Supervisors at its meeting this morning settled the dispute of the location of the new $10,000 Carnegie Library which Alturas is to have.

Some of Alturas’ prominent citizens, because of the fact they owned land in the vicinity of the N.C.O. depot, which is about three-quarters of a mile from town, desired the new library to be placed on this sagebrush flat. The majority of the people, however, were opposed to the location and the matter was given to the Board of Supervisors to decide. After thorough consideration a site in the town, which will be convenient to all, was decided upon and donated to the town by the county. Work upon the new building will begin immediately.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 10 - E.W. BULLARD, G.C. MARTIN and A.M. EISTON, defendants in three separate suits brought by the Alaskan Coal and Coke Company, have filed notice of a motion for an order permitting them to inspect the books of the plaintiff.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 12, 1909


    Superior California News



      Man and Wife Probably Fatally Injured In Accident

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), July 12 - The worst automobile accident that has ever been reported in this city or vicinity occurred last night on the Napa road. Mr. and Mrs. T.J. MORAN were thrown out of a cart when their horse was frightened by a machine and received injuries from which they are both now in a very critical condition.

  MORAN and his wife were out for a drive, in a cart behind a young horse which showed considerable fear of automobiles. When near the one-mile house on the Napa road, Dr. W.E. DOWNING passed in an automobile. Moran’s horse became frightened, and in rearing completely overturned the cart. Mr. and Mrs. MORAN were pinned underneath and were dragged quite a distance.

  After giving first aid Dr. DOWNING hastened to town and sent an ambulance after the injured people. They were taken to a sanitarium, where Dr. B.J. KLOTZ, Dr. Mary CAVANAUGH, Dr. Ed PETERSON and Dr. DOWNING attended to their injuries. It was found necessary to operate upon MORAN at once. His hip bone was so badly shattered that four inches of it had to be removed. It is feared blood poisoning will set in, and the man’s recovery is exceedingly doubtful. It is also feared that his spine is injured.

Mrs. MORAN had two ribs broken and was otherwise severely bruised. The physicians have as yet been unable to tell whether or not she is internally injured.



PRINCETON (Colusa Co.), July 12 - Since the SCHAAD place passed into the hands of the Sacramento Valley Land Company for the consideration of $70,000, it has been decided by the company to take possession in one month, and not have the ranch farmed another year by Fred SCHAAD, according to first arrangement. The large dwelling will be occupied by one or more families of the company’s officials, and in the several large barns will be stored the company’s large hay crop. This ranch will be the storage center for all the company’s chattels. The company made a list of supplies needed for the different work camps, and Nelson BUTLER, of Princeton, and the Frank Miller Company of Butte City, are bidding to furnish the needed merchandise.



LODI (San Joaquin Co.), July 12 - James P. GALLAGHER narrowly escaped being injured here yesterday afternoon. GALAGHER had driven into Lodi with a young horse and a light rubber-tired buggy. He had stopped the horse and was talking to some friends when the animal started down Sacramento Street running and kicking. After running a short distance it collided with an iron post, separating itself from the rig. GALLAGHER was thrown over the dashboard, but kept a tight hold on the lines, and was dragged about fifteen feet before the horse got loose from him. He was uninjured save for a few bruises, but the buggy was practically demolished.



MILLVILLE (Shasta Co.), July 12 - Mrs. Maria NICHOLS, who came across the Plains from the Atlantic Coast, in the early fifties, passed away yesterday afternoon in Redding, at the age of 70 years.

Deceased followed to the grave, in quick succession, three of her nearest relatives. Her husband, who was a pioneer merchant of this town, lies buried in the local city of the dead, where the body of Mrs. NICHOLS will be interred to-day.



Interesting Matter To Be Heard In Redding Soon.

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 12 - Depositions were taken in a homestead entry case here Saturday that are of more than usual interest. Special Agent A.O. WHITE, of the San Francisco Land Office, and W.D. TILLITSON, representing Thomas B. WALKER, of Minnesota, heard the depositions of C.R. FORWARD and Calvin MERCER, both of Manton.

  The case is somewhat of a mixed-up affair. Some years ago Jesse B. CALDWELL, of Manton, made a filing on the property, consisting of 160 acres, situated about six miles north of Manton. After making final proofs he mortgaged the property to George STOLL, in order to pay some notes, although he had not received his patent to the land. CALDWELL failed to pay the note and the land was sold about two years under an execution to Thomas B. WALKER, a large landowner of Minnesota and California, the consideration being $600. The latter is now seeking a patent from the United States Land Office.

Before selling the land under execution, CALDWLL sold some of the timber to C.R. FORWARD. The land agents stepped in and said FORWARD had no right to the timber, and rather than have trouble Forward paid $327 for the timber cut.

  Should Walker win his case it is probable that Forward will receive his $327 with interest for the past two years. The case will be watched with interest by people in the Manton country, as the trial comes up this week before the Register and Receiver at Redding.



DUTCH FLAT (Placer Co.), July 12 - J.D. STEWART, a deputy Sheriff, of Gold Run, arrested a man who gave the name of Horace BAKER and claims to have been a railroad clerk. BAKER came to Gold Run about a month ago in company with a woman and claimed they were on route East, but wanted to enjoy the mountains for a few weeks, and Gold Run looked good to them.

  They stopped at the Stewart Hotel. When asked to pay his bill BAKER was short of funds, but said he expected a check soon. As the check was not forthcoming he was arrested. Sheriff McAULAY, of Auburn, thinks BAKER and the woman worked the same game in other places.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 12 - A gardener named Peter HANLON complained to the authorities last evening that Lloyd TOAL, proprietor of the Cliff House, a resort at the west end of the Fifth-Street subway, had attempted to shoot him and would have done so but for the interference of bystanders. HANLON visited Toal?s resort, he says, and found him asleep. When HANLON awakened him, Toal produced a revolver from behind the bar and held it in a threatening manner with his finger on the trigger while he berated Hanlon for waking him from his slumbers. Other patrons of the place took the pistol from Toal. Manlon said he would swear to a complaint and cause Toal?s arrest.



KENNET (Shasta Co.), July 12 - After an illness of six months, Morton BEACHAN, a native of Austria, aged 40 years, died Saturday. A brother was last heard of from Tonopah, Nev., and efforts are being made to reach him. Deceased?s other relatives reside in Udbine, Austria, where he left them about five years ago to try his fortunes in the Far West. No arrangements have been made as to time of burial, the undertaker awaiting advices either from Nevada or Austria.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Sacramento Bee

Thursday, July 15, 1909


    Superior California News


Yuba City Women’s Club To Make Improvements

YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), July 15 - The Yuba City Women’s Improvement Club has agreed to plant vines around the Northern Electric’s depot at Bridge and Second Streets, and will plant to grass and flowers the side of the embankment approach to the bridge facing Second and Bridge Streets. The end of Bridge Street, which lies between Second and the levee, will be leveled off and planted to grass and flowers. A circular driveway will be made, and in the center of the circle will be a fountain and a bed of flowers. Rustic seats will be placed in the little park, and that portion of the town made exceedingly attractive. The City Trustees have agreed to lay water pipes, so that the improvement may be kept in shape.

   It was understood this week that the Northern Electric had agreed with the club not to paint the new depot at Bridge and Second. The women protested against the painting, because it would ruin the rustic appearance of the new building, but the company has evidently changed its mind, as painters are here this week to give the building either a coat of oil or paint.

  It is understood this week that the club will ask the City Trustees to have the property owners on the east side of Second Street fence all vacant lots with a high board fence, and shut off the unsightly weedy lots from view.



Chinaman Fined $10 Each for Sleeping Near Vegetables.

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 15 - Yesterday afternoon the three Chinamen, Ah TOM, Ah NOW and Ah LOUF, arrested on the charge of violating a State law by sleeping in the quarters in which they kept their provisions, appeared before Justice of the Peace LUDEMAN and each was fined $10, with an alternative of spending ten days in jail. All pleaded guilty to the charge and the Justice was lenient. Justice LUDEMAN made it clear to the offenders that a further violation will mean a stiff sentence.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 15 - Arthur B. MILLER, local manager for the J.K. ARMSBY Company, yesterday became owner of the J.N. BRANDSTATT place near Yuba City, paying in the neighborhood of $11,000 for the tract, which contains fifty-four acres, thirty of which are planted to bearing fruit trees. The remainder is low land, adapted to the growing of alfalfa and asparagus. MILLER will not state whether he is purchasing the place for himself or as the representative of some other person or concern.



DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), July 15 - Del LAUX, who for a long time was employed in the store of W.H. FISHER in Red Bluff, came to Dunsmuir a short time ago to work in the store of the Shasta Mercantile Company, and he has given such satisfaction that he has been placed at the head of the concern as manager of the firm.



Modoc Juvenile Court Has Busy Session

ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 15 - Judge John E. BAKER heard a number of cases in the Juvenile Court Tuesday. The continual recurrence of offenses committed by a certain gang of youths of the town provoked the Judge to make examples of a few.

Three of the offenders were tried and convicted.

  Joe WARNER, 19 years of age, was tried and convicted of criminal assault on the person of May MURPHY, 13 years of age. Young WARNER was sentenced to two years in the Preston Reform School, or until 21 years of age.

  Thomas FRAWLEY, 17 years of age, convicted of furnishing probation lads with whisky, was fined $280 and put on probation to serve until 21 years of age.

  May MURPHY, 13 years of age, the foster child or Mr. and Mrs. John MURPHY, was sent to Whittier Reform School until 18 years of age.



Capitalists Said To Have Made Important Deal.

IGO (Shasta Co.), July 15 - If prospecting, now being undertaken, proves the values that the owner says are there, the H.H. SHUFFLETON ranch near Gas Point, and on a portion of Cottonwood Creek, will be dredged or mined by some device for gold.

A.C. FULTON, of San Francisco, and Charles PAULSEN, of Redwood City, from which place Fulton originally came, have been on the property for some days and as they are interested with Guy A. DuBOIS, President of the Byron Jackson Iron Works, of San Francisco, in a dredging proposition on the San Joaquin River, it is believed that the three with a Redding rancher have made a bargain to work the property on a percentage basis.

Shuffleton has had the ranch since the early 50?s, and in those times Chinamen worked it. There is only a small acreage which is thought to go within the region of 30 cents a yard. Efforts have been made to bond other adjoining properties, but the owners prefer to work them as farms.

  Some years ago Douglas CONE, of Red Bluff, had a bond on the ground and about 3,000 acres in the bed of Cottonwood Creek, but the tests showed an average of less than nine cents a yard, and the gravel shallow.

  Last year Shuffleton bonded the ground to a Redding man for $10,000, but the price was out of reason when the extent of the mining ground was ascertained, there being not over forty acres dredgable.

  In the event that the land changes hands there will be a restraining dam put in to keep the debris from reaching the Sacramento River or the ranches down the course of the Cottonwood to its confluences with the great waterway.



MIDDLETOWN (Lake Co.), July 15 - The beautiful home of Mrs. M.M. HALL, situated on Cobb Mountain only a short distance from this place, was burned to the ground Monday night at 10 o’clock. Nothing whatever was saved except the lives of the inmates and the clothes they were wearing. They were almost caught in a death trap. Harry VANDEWATER, stepson of Mrs. HALL, who resides there, had occasion to go outside to attend to a horse and on his return he saw the entire roof of the house aflame and ready to fall in. He immediately called his wife and mother, the only other inmates, just in time to save their lives.

  How the fire started is yet a mystery and may always be. There are a few who think this is a duplicate to the Sawtell fire here some years ago in which case the house was robbed first, then burned.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 15 - At the Coroners? inquest held on the body of the late Charles RICHARDSON yesterday afternoon the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death caused by being run over by train No. 12, which is the Shasta Limited. Two brothers of deceased, who reside in Napa, arrived Wednesday morning and will take the body to Napa. His wife, who was Miss ORENDER, of this city, died four or five years ago. He leaves a son, 13 years old and a daughter 9 years old.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 15 - Asa MORRIS and son have a fine herd of Holstein dairy cows, including the famous Juliana De Kel, who holds the world’s record as a two-year-old cow for the production of butter fat, and they are thinking of exhibiting the pick of the herd at both the State Fair and the Yolo County Fair.



Yolo May Have Fare For Delinquent Youths

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 15 - The Supervisors are manifesting some uneasiness about the work of the new law relating to Juvenile Courts.

There is a mandatory provision requiring the Board to provide and maintain a detention home. The Probation Committee appointed and organized some time ago has been persistent in its efforts to induce the Board to comply with this provision of the law.

It is such a serious problem that the Board finally requested the Committee to select a site. The Committee was offered several locations, and the Board was out viewing them yesterday.

  The chief objection to all of them is the expense. It will be necessary to pay a good round price if a suitable site is secured. If there is not already a suitable building on the land it will be necessary to construct one. Then there must be a warden and a matron and a probation officer, all under salary.

  The cost of providing and maintaining such an establishment is certain to be heavy, and there is a probability that the cost of maintenance will increase year by year. It is apparent that there must be a material increase in the tax levy, and the prospect is giving the Supervisors some worry.

  After the rounds had been made yesterday the prevailing sentiment appeared to be that the most practical solution of the problem would be to purchase an additional twenty-one acres adjoining the hospital farm to operate both under one management. Negotiations looking to that end pending to-day.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 15 - Neta A. HOOPER, by her attorney, Lawrence SCHILLIG, has commenced a friendly suit in the Superior Court of the county against the Northern California Bank of Savings to recover $718.29.

Plaintiff alleges that on December 24, 1907, the bank was indebted to her mother, Mary J. BLACKMER, now deceased, in the sum of $675, on account of a savings bank deposit; that on the same date her mother transferred verbally to her in consideration of love and affection, the said sum of money on deposit in the bank by delivering to plaintiff her passbook.

  The bank wants a decree of the Court in lieu of a will which Mrs. BLACKMER failed to make before she died, hence the proceedings.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 19, 1909



Sixteen Are Drowned - Sixteen persons, five of them women, were drowned Sunday in the waters of the vicinity of New York. Ten perished after the capsizing of the excursion sloop, Roxana, carrying twenty-two passengers. Six were victims of swimming accidents: Captain SAMUELSON, of the Roxana, and twelve survivors were picked up under great difficulties in a rough and choppy sea by the tug Lamont.


Jealously Leads to Arrest - Through the jealousy of a woman the Seattle police have been able to capture the members of a gang of criminals who, they believe, have been systematically robbing houses in Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Portland and Tacoma. H.G. MOORE, who the police say is an ex-convict from San Francisco, is the alleged leader of the gang. The police profess to have a complete confession from MOORE. Others arrested as members of the gang are Claude PAYNE, Steve ADAMS and a woman giving the name of Mrs. O.M. SLAYER.


Jeff Davis’ Daughter Dead - Margaret Howell Jefferson HAYES, who was the only surviving child of the late Jefferson DAVIS, and the wife of Jefferson HAYES, President of the Coast National Bank of Colorado Springs, died yesterday of a complication of diseases. Mrs. HAYES, the last of the family of the late President of the Confederacy, after the death of her sister, Miss Winnie DAVIS, at Richmond, Va., made a trip South a few years ago when she was made the “Daughter of the Confederacy” in her sister’s stead.


Killed in Saloon Row - Joseph BATY, of Tulare, was shot and instantly killed yesterday by George WEBSTER, of Madera, following a quarrel which occurred in Scott’s saloon. The shooting was caused by Webster’s attempt to poke fun at Baty, who was locally known as a ?bad man?, over another shooting affair, which occurred a week ago.

Child Fatally Burned - While his mother was attending the funeral of his grandmother, Alexander SPAULDING, 4 years of age, crept into the kitchen of his home in Los Angeles, and turned on the fluid in the gasoline stove. He applied a match to it, the stove exploded and the child was fatally burned. The father tried to save the child, but could do nothing until every bit of clothing had been burned from the baby’s body. The mother came home just in time to rush to the hospital just before the baby died.


Frightened Aviator Hurt - A frightened amateur sitting like a wooden man went up yesterday in Glenn Curtiss’ aeroplane, which hovered a moment in midair and then crashed to the earth. The beautiful craft which CURTISS made his remarkable flight Saturday was badly wrecked. When Alexander WILLIAMS, the would-be aviator, was lifted from the twisted frame, he was delirious, his left arm was broken and his body bruised. His injuries, however, are not serious.


Boys Held as Bandits - A special from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, states that Marshal NEVLIN, of Los Angeles, and Horace TAYTON and Percy THOMPSON, both prominent Spokane boys, were arrested at Coeur d’Alene, charged with having held up and robbed Charles REYN of a trifling sum. NEVLIN was placed in jail and is being held, the police alleging that Reyn’s purse was found on him. Thompson and Tayton were released on $500 bail each.



Babe Killed by Train - within sight of a crowd of men and women standing on the San Rafael station platform, Vera NELSON, aged three and a half years, was crushed to death under the wheels of an electric train of the Northwestern Pacific line yesterday and her mother, who dashed in front of the moving cars, in an effort to save the child, was seriously injured.


Beauty Doctor Gets Year in Prison - W.H. SHEPPARD, the Oakland beauty doctor, who enticed young girls to his office under a pretense of giving them employment and then attacked them, was sentenced to one year in the City Prison and $1,000 fine by Judge SAMUELS Saturday. The evidence introduced against the defendant was sensational in the extreme, provoking the censure of his own counsel who, before submitting the case, stated their belief in the defendant’s guilt, pleading emotional insanity as an extenuating circumstance. Sheppard’s victims told dramatically of his attempts to assault them. The evidence was of such a nature that women were excluded from the Court-room.


Mrs. Selka Released - Mrs. Agnes SELKA, the unhappy young women from Astoria, O., will not be tried on the charge of polygamy, on which she was arrested Friday on advice received by the local police from Sheriff POMEROY, Samuel SELKS, the woman’s husband, whose cruel treatment, she says, caused her to leave home, has decided that he would not prosecute the woman and so informed the Astoria officers. When that was known here Chief of Police COOK ordered the woman’s release.


Summons Lover, Girl Tries Suicide. Having summoned her lover, Paul Zollke, by a note, Mrs. M. BEVIER, a sewing machine demonstrator, attempted to end her own life at a Washington Street lodging house, Oakland, by swallowing creoline. ZOLLKE arrived shortly afterward and discovered the woman lying unconscious on the floor.


Pioneer Merchant Dead - Henry L. DAVIS, one of the best-known pioneer business men of San Francisco, is dead. DAVIS was 81 years of age, and was born in Newport, R.I. While he was yet a mere lad, the Mexican War broke out, and DAVIS enlisted as a drummer boy. After the close of the war he came to California, arriving here in 1850. He was engaged in mining for some time, but finally settled in this city and went into business. He was associated with the late Joseph BRITTON in constructing the Clay Street Cable Railway, the first of its kind in the world. He served two terms as Sheriff of San Francisco in the early days and at different time was offered other political offices.


Man Arrests Self - Following his release from a San Francisco jail, Robert LECLERS paid his own way back to Hackensack, N.J., to answer to a charge of passing worthless checks, of which he declares he is innocent. He is now in jail there awaiting trial.


Sell Lottery Tickets to Housewives - Their traffic among the Oriental population reduced by the police to an unprofitable basis, the wily Chinese lottery keepers of Oakland have extended secret operations into the residential districts of the city, with Chinese agents vending tickets on the drawings to housewives at their kitchen doors and to patrons of barrooms and barber shops. This condition came to the attention of the police yesterday when Policeman James F. FLYNN and Deputy Sheriff WAGNER arrested Ah Wing, a Chinese lottery agent, who is accused of “welching.”


Runs Over Friend’s Son - While speeding to Elmhurst to visit a sick friend, about midnight Saturday, Eugene PHELPS, an Oakland automobile agent, ran down and perhaps fatally injured William BEHRMANN, 13-year-old son of Phelps’ intimate friend, J.W. BEHRMANN, of Orion Street, Melrose.


Man Robs Newsboy - For the second time within a week 8-year-old Joseph STANCIS, of San Francisco, was robbed yesterday of his earnings by a stranger. The lad sells newspapers on the street, and at Polk Street and Golden Gate Avenue yesterday morning a man asked him to give him small change for money of larger denomination. The lad readily agreed, and gave the stranger $3.25 in dimes and nickels. The stranger immediately disappeared, while the boy ran crying for a policeman.


Corpse Thrown From Wagon - Deputy Coroner J.L. ELDER, his assistant, Harry LESH, and Dave WOODWORTH, of Burlingame, took part in a grewsome search during the wee small hours of last night, when they spent anxious minutes looking for a body which had disappeared from their wagon. ELDER, aided by the other two men, was driving to San Francisco with the body and when opposite Cypress Lawn the wagon struck an obstruction, throwing the three men off the seat and overturning the rig. Elder, who was the least injured of the three, grabbed the horse’s head and the wagon was righted. Before starting it was decided to look at the body. To the surprise of the three men the doors of the wagon were found open and the vehicle untenanted by the dead. A hurried but thorough search of some moments finally resulted in the finding of the remains by the side of a ditch, to which temporary resting place it had been hurled by the overturning of the wagon.


The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 19, 1909



Quick Service to Chico and to N.C.O. Railroad

SUSANVILLE (Lassen Co.), July 19 - Max L. ROSENFELD, who is interested in an auto livery company at San Francisco, and who has been here since June 28th looking over the various stage routes terminating at this place, has decided to establish an auto line from Susanville, connecting with the N.C.O. Railroad at Doyle Station, about fifty miles from here. He will put on two passenger cars and one baggage car at once, so it is stated.

  There is a stage line over the same road now, but by George B. LONG; but it will be consolidated with the new enterprise.

  This method of transportation will enable passengers with their baggage to arrive in Susanville several hours earlier each evening, also enabling them to leave this place much later in the forenoon and still be able to board the train going south.

  Rosenfeld is now inspecting the route from Susanville to Chico, with a view to establishing a similar service.



SUSANVILLE (Lassen Co.), July 19 - Charles HUNTINGTON, who was arrested in Plumas County by Sheriff EMERSON and brought here, charged with non-support of his children, seven in number, was given his hearing before Justice BRASHAM Friday and was bound over to the Superior Court for trial.

  Those present pronounced it rather a touching scene when the deserted wife and seven babies, the eldest of whom is only 13 years old, came filing into the Court-room. The hard-hearted father had not the courage to take even one glance at his family.



WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 19 - R.H. HOUGHTON, of Butte City, manager of the California Farm Products Company of that place, which has begun irrigating many acres of land from wells, states that five wells have already been sunk and an abundant supply of water encountered in all. The pumps are kept going during the day and the photographs show the streams pouring into the ditches and the flooding of the lands. The Smyrna figs planted this year show a remarkable growth and many of them bore fruit. The wheat and barley on the ranch is yielding a big crop.



WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 19 - COTTON Bros. have been awarded the contract to build the new dolphin for the Butte City bridge. It will be constructed of steel and concrete, and will cost $17,375. It will replace the one swept away by the floodwaters last Winter.



WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), July 19 - Miss Nina L. BEAUCHAMP will succeed C.J. LATRHOP as teacher of the commercial department of the Glenn County High School, the County Board of Education making the selection.



Modoc County Has Large Crop Soon to Be Harvested

ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 19 - It is said by fruit growers here that the fruit crop in Modoc County this year will be the largest in fifteen years. There is an abundance of all small fruits of every variety. Plenty of apples, pears, prunes and plums. There will be great quantities of the native wild plum, which no other county in California enjoys the distinction of producing.

   Learning that the fruit crop will be so large and knowing that Modoc County fruit is always in demand because of its fine flavor, the N.C.O. Railroad has made special rate from Alturas to Reno in carload lots.



Power Line Will Follow Survey for Electric Railroad

ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 19 - The case of BAXTER vs. CROSS was commenced in the Superior Court before Judge BAKER last week. BAXTER is asking Stage Contractor A.P. CROSS for $10,000 damages for his son, who lost his life in a stage wreck near Alturas last Spring. Attorney J.H. STEWART is representing the defendant and Attorney N.A. CORNISH is representing Plaintiff BAXTER.



ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 19 - For many years a few stockmen in this county have been in the habit of fencing thousands of acres of Government land upon which to graze their stock. A Government Inspector arrived here last week and has been touring the county, ordering all such fences removed.

Some land has also been fenced under the Homestead and desert Acts by persons who are said to have complied with the requirements of the law. All such fences have been ordered torn away.




VALLEJO (Solano Co.), July 19 - Knocked down as he was leaving the ferry boat Vallejo on the trip from the navy Yard Saturday, trampled upon and badly bruised before he could be rescued from under the feet of the running workmen, was the experience of James HILSINGER, of Napa, an employe of the Yard. He was painfully, but not seriously injured. During the months of July, August and September, the Navy Yard closes down at 12 o’clock each Saturday, and the moment the ferry boat lands on the Vallejo side the workmen, who are desirous of boarding the 12:30 boat for San Francisco, or the car for Napa, as well as others who have not even this excuse, break into a run.



CHICO (Butte Co.), July 19 - Edward BEST, arrested in Marysville for the embezzlement of $4 on a complaint sworn to by Douglas CRUM of this city, has signified his intention of pleading guilty. He will be arraigned to-day.



Killed By Accidental Discharge Of Gun

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 19 - Frank MILLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. MILLER, who have made this city their home for several years past, met with a distressing and fatal accident about 6 o’clock on last Saturday evening on the outskirts of town. The boy, who was aged 13 years, started out to spend the night at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Jerry H. SULLIVAN, in the Rock Creek district, several miles north of Auburn, but had gone only a short distance out of town when the shotgun which he carried, and with which he intended to have a hunt, was discharged and the full contents of birdshot, at close range, entered his right breast, tearing a gaping wound.

  The injured lad was found immediately after the accident and hurried out to the County Hospital for treatment, but although everything possible was done for him by physicians and nurses, the boy died of his frightful injuries before midnight on Saturday night.

No one will probably ever know just how the accident occurred, as he was alone when the gun went off and was too weak to be questioned afterward; but the supposition is that the weapon was discharged while the boy was getting through a fence on his way to the Sullivan place. The deceased was employed at the Placer County Republican office in this city, and was a manly and popular little fellow.



BLUE CANYON (Placer Co.), July 19 - While getting ready for a camping trip last evening, Louis D. BECK, a fireman, dropped his pistol from a belt and it exploded, shooting his wife in the leg. Dr. JOHNSTON, of Dutch Flat, was called to attend the woman.



AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 19 - Judge H.C. GESFORD, of Napa County, and Doctors WHITE and ROONEY, of this place, were engaged last Saturday in examining, on a charge of insanity, a single woman named Rebecca BIGELOW, who had been acting in an eccentric manner for several days past in the town of Rocklin. The woman is a dressmaker and housekeeper by occupation and came to Placer County from Oakland, where she is said to have friends. After an exhaustive examination it was decided by the Judge and physicians not to commit her to an asylum, but to have her sent back to Oakland, where it is understood her friends will care for her. Accordingly a ticket was bought for her and the woman was sent back to her old home.



HAMILTON CITY (Glenn Co.), July 19 - Charles W. FULTZ, of this place, was seriously injured yesterday. He, with several other men, was hauling grain from one of the Sacramento Valley Sugar Company’s warehouses and on nearing the last of the 3,000 sacks they had hauled FULTZ started to get one from the bottom of the pile when the balance of 200 sacks, which were piled fifteen high, fell on him, pinning him to the ground. The men with him took six sacks of grain off of him before they could release him. A doctor was immediately called from Chico to attend him. FULTZ lies in a critical condition and it is very doubtful as to haw bad he is injured, for the injuries are internal.



LEWISTON (Trinity Co.), July 19 - The Trinity River Mining Company is installing centrifugal pumps and other machinery for the purpose of working the gravel in the river bed. As has been told in The Bee, this company recently completed a rock tunnel two miles above this place for the purpose of turning the Trinity River through a hill, laying bare a mile and a half of river bed. The pumps will be used to force water through giants and the gravel will be elevated and washed through flumes. The big tunnel carries 30,000 inches of water. It is expected that hydraulicking of the river bed will be begun in six or eight weeks.



DUTCH FLAT (Placer Co.), July 19 - Miss Hattie WOODS, of Grass Valley, who is spending a few weeks at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. J. LEVEE, ate Lowell Hill, near here had quite an experience with a huge rattlesnake that measured four feet in length.

Miss WOODS was taking a walk and met the snake on a trail. She struck it with a stick, but did not kill it, and the snake started toward her. She retreated until she found a large stick when she went back and killed the reptile.



FAIRFIELD (Solano Co.), July 19 - D.T. AMBROSE and D. SILBERSTINE have been awarded a contract for the erection of a two-story reinforced concrete building, 60x100 feet in size, to replace the one destroyed by fire a few days ago. Other property owners also will erect fireproof buildings to replace those destroyed.



DAVIS (Yolo Co.), July 19 - Robert H. MONTGOOMERY, an old resident of this place, died at Woodland yesterday morning at the age of 80 years. He came to this locality in 1849 and remained here until two years ago when he went to Woodland.

He was a brother of Alex, William and Hugh MONTGOMERY, all of whom died some years ago. He leaves a wife and daughter, who reside in Seattle, Wash. His remains will be brought here for interment Tuesday.



Dunsmuir Thief Likely to Go to Ione

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), July 19 - Henry HANSEN, Walter TOWER and Fred MOORE, the three young men that were brought here from Dunsmuir on July 6th, charged with robbery at that place on the 4th, were arraigned in the Superior Court before Judge LODGE Saturday. Henry HANSEN plead guilty to the charge and the case was dismissed as to TOWER and MOORE. This trio of young fellows were charged with having stolen clothing and other articles out of a room in a lodging house at Dunsmuir. It developed, however, that HANSEN was the guilty party, he having taken the clothing and then gone into the room occupied by TOWER and MOORE, were he was found. All three were then arrested and charged. The District Attorney was satisfied that the two boys had nothing to do with the matter, and asked that the charge be dismissed. HANSEN will probably be sent to the Preston School of Industry, as he is but a little over 17 years of age.



NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 19 - James SLATTERY, the Truckee gambler who at his hearing decided to stand trial, has changed his mind and paid his fine. It is stated that Peter ALBERTSON, also awaiting trial Tuesday, will plead guilty and pay the fine if the money can be raised by his friends over at Truckee. This will be the last of the gamblers under arrest, the other two for whom warrants were issued having left the county. It is stated that the county officials will vigilantly prosecute the campaign against gambling.



NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), July 19 - Word has been received here of the death of James MOORE at Oakland. MOORE was formerly a well-known miner of this section and for some years was foreman at the Champion.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Daily Bee

Tuesday, July 20, 1909



RENO (Nev.), July 20 - F. BRISSINI, an Italian who aided in the attempted escape of Fortunate TARSITANO, who murdered Maria FAVA in this city about ten days ago, is being held in the County Jail for use as a witness against TARSITANO, and may also be charged with aiding and abetting in the escape of a criminal. Tarsitano is very despondent and has stated that he would commit suicide if he found the opportunity. A very close watch is being kept over him.



Archambault, However, Doesn’t Believe Jordan’s Story

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 20 - J.H. JORDAN, who took an automobile from Henry ARCHAMBAULT at the dove stew at Tehama Sunday, as told in The Bee, yesterday was placed under bonds in the sum of $1,000 by Judge LUDEMAN. The young man denies that he took the auto with the intention of stealing it, but states that he took a friend from the picnic grounds to the train and was on his way back to the grounds when apprehended by Archambault and the auto taken from him. Archambault would not believe the statement and swore out a warrant for the arrest. The auto was badly damaged, one wheel being smashed and the steering gear put out of commission.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 20 - Old age and natural causes was the verdict of the Coroner’s jury in the case of Edward LINDIG, whose body was found Saturday at Dry lake, about fifteen miles from Manton. Lindig had been working for Seth PRUDEN, herding goats, and died suddenly. Ye was about 80 years of age, an old resident of this county, and unmarried. He had saved considerable money and invested it in property in this county.



BIGGS (Butte Co.), July 20 - The residences of Frank F. WOODS and William CATMULL were entered by burglars Sunday night. At the Wood’s residence they stole a boy?s purse. At the Catmull home they secured a sum of money. During the night three unsuccessful attempts were made to enter other places. These are the first cases of house breaking to occur here in a number of years.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 20 - Through the announcement in The Bee of the finding of the blankets of John SCOTT on a sand bar below Tehama, relatives have become solicitous of the whereabouts of the missing man. And yesterday Sheriff BOYD received several letters asking him that he prosecute the search until something definite is learned. The Sheriff’s office is of the belief that the man was drowned.



Clever Bunco Man May Be in Vicinity of Marysville

AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 20 - Saturday a man who gave his name as W.A. STONE called upon E.C. SNOWDEN, of this place, and claimed to be a contractor and builder from Sacramento. He talked with Snowden about building a house for him and when leaving he asked Snowden to give him his name and address. Snowden wrote them down for him.

   Later the same man presented a check on the placer County Bank, purporting to have been signed by Snowden, and had it cashed by an East Auburn merchant from whom purchases were made. It was for $32.50. Snowden repudiated is as a forgery.

A reward of $20 has been offered by Sheriff McAULEY for the capture of Stone, who travels with a woman, in a single buggy with a piano box and top, painted black. The point of the left shaft of the buggy is sprung up. A sorrel mare weighing 950 pounds draws the outfit.

   Stone is about 44 years of age, about five feet, eight inches tall, weights about 140 pounds, of medium complexion and having a thin face and brown hair. The woman is about 22, weight about 140, is about five feet, six inches tall and is round shouldered.

The Sheriff is very anxious to capture the forger. It is thought he drove to Marysville.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 20 - A pioneer named Robert MONTGOMERY died in the county hospital Sunday night. At one time he was one of the wealthiest men in the vicinity of Davis. He was a native of Missouri and about 80 years old. He came to California in 1849. He and his wife were separated several years ago and she is living with a married daughter in Anacortes, Wash. The whereabouts of a son, Henry, is unknown. Mr. MONTGOMERY was buried in Davis this morning.

   Harry MULL, who was in a Sacramento hospital a few weeks with typhoid fever, died in the county hospital Sunday. He came to Woodland from Sacramento and suffered a relapse.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 20 - Joseph McCLOSKEY, who has been in the employ of A.B. RODMAN, is missing. For several days before he disappeared his movements were so eccentric that his friends suspected he was troubled by a temporary aberration of the mind.



Biggs Is Sending Large Quantities to Seattle

BIGGS (Butte Co.), July 20 - Shipments of green and dried fruit from the fruit section adjacent to Biggs will be much larger than was at first expected, outside of what is used by the several canners. George E. HARVERY has 150 men, women and children employed in picking, sorting and packing fruit, of which he has already shipped some 290 tons and before the season he expects to ship at least 500 tons besides a large tonnage of dried fruit.

   W.E. WALKER, who represents the Earl Fruit Company, states that by Thursday night his shipments will amount to sixty cars of green fruit and that their shipments for the season will reach near 200 cars, if not over that number.

It is stated that the bulk of the fruit being shipped goes to Seattle to supply the visitors at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the remainder going to Texas, Canada, Portland, Chicago, Salt lake, New York and Boston.



Victim of Detectives Refused Admission to County Hospital

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 20 - C. WARICK, a miner, who was beating his way on the south-bound passenger train last night, riding the tender of the locomotive, was brought here and an effort was made to place him in the County Hospital.

The man claimed that when he reached Keswick two railroad detectives beat him over the head with a blacksnake. They then put him back on the train to being here for surgical attention.

   The man was refused admission to the hospital when it was found how he had been injured, and was taken on the south, to Red Bluff, Marysville, or Sacramento to be treated.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 20 - Yesterday afternoon occurred the funeral of Henry ROGERS, the 17-year-old boy who was drowned at the dam below the Rome power house, seven weeks ago and whose body was found Sunday. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral. An inquest will probably be held in a few days.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, July 21, 1909




Burglars Rob Altar - Sacrilegious burglars broke into the Church of the Advent, San Francisco, yesterday by forcing open a rear window. The burglary was reported by Rev. C.N. LATHROP, who said a solid silver ciborium had been stolen from the altar.


Finds Her Husband Divorced - After pursuing her husband for more than twelve years, making frequent trips to England and Prussia, Mrs. Eva LEVY, a Polish woman, found Max LEVY in San Francisco, a thrifty pawnbroker. When she started to embrace him he told her that he had been divorced several years before and had married a Miss HELMS. Then Mrs. LEVY began suit to set aside the divorce on the ground that it had been procured by perjury and conspiracy.


Bride Goes Insane - A bride of a week, Mrs. Manuel MORALES lies strapped to a bed in a cell at the San Francisco Detention Hospital, a raving maniac. She was conveyed to the hospital yesterday by her husband who is a prosperous merchant. Ten days ago Mrs. MORALES came from her home in El Paso, Texas, to be married. Hardly had the wedding feast been cleared away when Mrs. Morales began to act queerly.


Will Sue Ti**d Englishman for Divorce - Mrs. John William Randolph KENNEDY, who used to be an actress, stated in San Francisco yesterday that she would go to London to sue for a divorce. Her husband is a son of Sir William Rann KENNEDY, and a nephew of David Rann KENNEDY, author of “The Servant in the House.”


Finds Smuggled Opium - Inspector HEAD found twenty-three tins of smoking opium on the steamer Mongolia at San Francisco yesterday afternoon, and seized them. The tins were made into several small packages, which were intended to have been landed, but the vigilance of the inspectors prevented the smugglers from getting it on shore.


Played Tom Lawson’s Tips - Charging his downfall to Thomas W. LAWSON?s frenzied finance tips in copper stock, Frank W. NEWBERG, a young Bostonian, was arrested in Oakland yesterday on advices from the East. He is being held at the City Prison awaiting extradition. Newberg was a trusted employe of the Fox River Butter Company, of Boston. He fled on February 6th, leaving a shortage in his accounts of $1,149.


Carried His Eye In His Hand - Holding in his hand his right eye which had been torn from its socket by a meat hook, Andrew ANDERSON, a butcher, walked into the San Francisco Receiving Hospital yesterday and asked surgical aid. The injured man drove a dozen blocks after the accident to get aid. His stoicism astonished the physicians.


Endorse Crocker for Mayor - The Executive Committee of Twenty-five, representing the Citizens? Committee of 200, met yesterday at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, and endorsed William CROCKER for Mayor and Charles M. FICKERT for District Attorney of that city, with practically unanimous vote. The Committee of which twenty-two members were present, split squarely on the City Attorneyship, giving Percy V. LONG, the incumbent, and Benjamin L. McKINLEY, eleven votes each.


Japanese Breaks His Back - K. KARISMARU, who asserts that he is the son of a Japanese Count, lies at the San Francisco Emergency Hospital with a broken back, the result of a fall yesterday from the third story of a Sacramento Street residence where he was cleaning windows. Physicians say the boy will never walk again, but will be compelled to lie flat until death relieves his sufferings. His father, he says, is a man of wealth and gave him passage money, but insisted that he should earn his living while in the United States, where he came four years ago to learn English.


Children See Mother’s Suicide - Bidding good-bye to her four small children whom she had called around her and not heeding their frantic pleadings not to take the poison, Mrs. Hannah JOHNSON, wife of a mate on a Sacramento River steamboat, committed suicide at her San Francisco home yesterday afternoon by drinking dichloride of mercury.



ALAMEDA, July 21 - Mrs. Walter GALLAGHER, wife of Attorney Walter Gallagher of San Francisco, created such a scene in the Alameda National Bank to-day, denouncing her husband and a young woman of Alameda, whom she accuses of being her husband’s affinity, that the bank officials summoned Police Officer Charles KEYES and had Mrs. Gallagher ejected from the bank.

   “It is utterly impossible for me to do anything with Mrs. Gallagher,” said her husband, Walter Gallagher, when seen at his offices in San Francisco yesterday afternoon.  “This is the first I have heard of her kicking up a row in the Alameda bank, and over a woman who is supposed to be my affinity. Why, I hardly know three women in Alameda. I went there to live two weeks ago, simply to get away from Mrs. Gallagher. She followed me there, and carried on so terribly that she has already been ejected from four different rooming houses.”

   The attorney stated that he has been separated from his wife for the past three years; that he allows her $100 a month and in addition she presents herself at his office frequently for additional sums.


The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, July 21, 1909


Superior California News



Government Expert Visits Hamilton City

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 21 - E.C. RITTUE, head of sugar beet investigation of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., and who is on a tour of inspection of conditions in the Middlewest, Western and Southern States, left this morning for southern points after visiting in Chico and Hamilton City.

   He went to Hamilton City to confer with Manager E.C. HAMILTON relative to establishing a forty-acre sugar beet experimental station for the reduction of the germ culture in beet seed. This is being taken up by the Government, which hopes eventually to abolish the necessity of thinning best fields. Hamilton was absent and the matter was not discussed.

In each beet seed are from five to seven growing germs, from which a like number of plants will spring when the seed is planted. With the germs reduced to one, only one shoot will come forth. The drawback is that sometimes the one shoot cannot burst through to the surface of the ground and dies. This drawback is slight, however, and in some localities the percentage of beets growing from one-germ plants in is one-half.

   The reduction of germs is accomplished by cross-pollination. The one-germ beet is superior in quality and saves the cost of thinning.



New Industry at Biggs Is Proving Successful

BIGGS (Butte Co.), July 21 - D. DAMASCUS, who has been operating the sheep-milk cheese factory, northwest from Biggs, shipped 1,500 pounds of the cheese by express yesterday to San Francisco.

   DAMASCUS states that the climatic conditions here are of the best for making cheese, and that the milk is the richest that he has ever used; that from every three pounds of milk from his stock he has made two pounds of cheese, which is an uncommonly large yield. He is so well pleased with the actual results that with his associates he has purchased some 1,200 acres of land near the Sacramento River, which will be planted to alfalfa, so as to have green feed for the milking sheep which will give a much longer season for cheese-making. When the sheep have only dry feed the milking season is of short duration, only a few months.



MIDDLETON (Lake Co.), July 21 - The case of the People of the State vs. Charles MUNS, charged with “disturbing the peace and using vile and profane language in the United States Post Office,” was called in the local Justice Court Monday before a jury of seven men. MUNS was arrested Saturday, pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. After an amount of the usual wrangle and the examining of a number of witnesses the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.



Davis Farmer Sues Autoist Who Frightened His Team

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 21 - A.M. ROBSON, a farmer of the Davis section, has filed an action in the Superior Court against F.W. BLANCHARD, manager of the West Valley Lumber Company, for $20, 330 damages and costs of suit.

    ROBSON alleges that while he was driving along the county road on a load of hay BLANCHARD came along in an automobile; that he drove to one side of the road and motioned twice for Blanchard to stop and allow him to pass, but that Blanchard ignored the signal, driving close to Robson’s team, frightening the horses and causing them to overturn the wagon, breaking plaintiff’s leg.

   The complaint recites that Blanchard rode on, paying no attention to Robson’s calls for help.



AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 21 - John Cornelius SULLIVAN, father of Mrs. Christian HENNY of this city, breathed his last early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter in East Auburn, being a sufferer from Bright’s disease for a long time. Deceased was 69 years old, was a native of Massachusetts, and had resided with his wife in Auburn for several years past, where he had recently completed a home. A brother, Patrick J. SULLIVAN, a resident of this place, also survives him. For nearly twenty-five years deceased was a resident of Carson, Nev., being employed continuously for that length of time at the railroad station at Carson by the Southern Pacific Company, but about four years ago moved to this city. SULLIVAN was a Grand Army veteran, having served in the army during the entire Civil War as a member of a Massachusetts regiment. The funeral will be held at his old home in Carson City to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 21 - In the death of Christopher SCHOFIELD, which is reported from Campbell in Santa Clara County, another old pioneer resident of Yuba County has been called. He worked when a young man on the Jerry PARSON place on Bear River and finally married the niece of his employer, at one time a teacher in the Boston Seminary here.



Redding Man Caught Under Scales At Red Bluff

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 21 - W.H. COLYAR is confined to his bed in Redding as the result of a peculiar accident that happened to him last Wednesday while he was in Red Bluff. COLYAR is a steel adjuster and was putting in a big pair of scales for a man named MANNING at the outskirts of Red Bluff.

   While he was under the platform driving a pivot through a beam, the beam broke, and he was imprisoned under the platform. Half of the weight of the structure rested on his body. Although only 100 yards from a house, Colyar’s calls for help were not heard.

He remained a prisoner under the platform for seven hours, when a rig drove by close to the scales and he attracted the man’s attention. When released from his prison he was helpless and exhausted.

   A few more hours under the scales would undoubtedly have cost him his life. He is still suffering from the effects of the great weight upon him and it will be several days before he is able to be out.



LOS MOLINOS (Tehama Co.), July 21 - Another small fire occurred here Monday night at midnight, when the cook-house owned by Mr. WOOKEY was completely destroyed. WOOKEY has been engaged for the past three weeks in bailing hay for the Los Molinos Land Company, and had just moved to a new field. The fire was well under way before it was discovered by the men who were all asleep at the time, and only a few articles were saved. It is thought the fire started from sparks from a stove.



AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 21 - Mrs. Bertha HENNY, the mother of Albert HENNY, the Ophir rancher who dropped dead suddenly from an attack of heart disease on the night of June 26th, at the James DUDLEY ranch, has applied for letters of administration on her son’s estate, and petitions to be appointed administratrix. The value of the property left is estimated to be worth something less than $10,000, consisting of a 50-acre ranch, cash in the Newcastle and Lincoln banks, and promissory notes. As deceased had never married, the mother, Mrs. Bertha HENNY, is the sole heir at law, the father of deceased having passed away several years ago. The petition will come up for hearing in the Superior Court on Friday afternoon, July 30th, at which time a number of other Court matters will be heard.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 21 - H. MARETT, a pioneer druggist of Redding, who has become a sort of landmark at the Golden Eagle Hotel corner, was stricken with paralysis yesterday morning and his condition is considered very serious. He is helpless on his right side and is not able to speak an audible word. Until within the past few days he has been a picture of health. He is aged 54. He retains consciousness. His friends are greatly alarmed about his condition.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 21 - Mrs. Nathan BRESLAUER, a former resident of this city and wife of the first merchant to do business here, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock in San Francisco. She and her husband were residents of this city for about thirty years. She was the mother of Samuel, David, Louis, Stella, Edith and Nettie.BRESLAUER. David BRESLAUER is a merchant in Redding.



RENO (Nev.), July 21 - As a result of a direct conflict of evidence given in the case of B.T. and E.K. OLSON against J.H. NEWMAN and the Wihuia Mining Company, which was begun in Judge Pike?s Court Monday, the two plaintiffs in the case and the defendant, Newman, may be charged with forgery or perjury. Newman was asked to testify in regard to the genuineness of his signature to an agreement purported to have been signed by him, and to the consternation of the attorneys of the Olsons, denied that it was his signature, making the assertion that it was a facsimile of his signature. The Olsons then took the stand and testified that the signature was Newman’s and that they saw him affix it to the document. Court was immediately adjourned and the case continued in order that the matter might be investigated.



Thrown From Buggy With His Mother and Brother

VACAVILLE (Solano Co.), July 21 - While riding in a buggy a few miles north of here late yesterday afternoon, a woman and two boys were thrown from the vehicle and the neck of one of the boys was broken, causing instant death. Something beside the road caused the horse to shy and turn, and all three were thrown to the ground. The boy whose neck was broken was about 6 years of age and the son of Mrs. Filemeo RAGO. Deceased was a brother of Frank RAGAN, who has attained some notoriety by appearing as an amateur boxer before athletic clubs in this part of the State. Deputy Coroner BRISTOW held an inquest this forenoon, the verdict of the jury being that death was accidental.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 21 - Upon his promise to pay for the damage done to Henry ARCHAMBOULT’s automobile, which he took Sunday while at the dove stew at Tehama and also pay Court costs to date, and with a bond to insure that his promise would be kept, J.H. JORDAN was released from jail last night. It is probable that this will end the matter as far as prosecution is concerned, as the young man is well pleased that he got out of his difficulty as easily as he did.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 21 - In the United States District Court in San Francisco to-day George VISCENT, of this city, will file a petition asking that he be declared a voluntary bankrupt. His attorneys, FORD & MULROY, expect to see the petition granted in a few days, according to announcement made last night. VINCENT has been in the clothing business here for thirty years. Details of his financial crash have already appeared in The Bee. His liabilities amount to about $75,000.



NAPA (Napa Co.), July 21 - Because Miss TOMBLINSON of Chiles Valley, a young woman not 18 years old, had refused to marry him on account of her mother’s opposition, Fred. J. HURLBUT, a carpenter, fired two shots from a shotgun at the girl on Monday night.

   The parents of the girl claim that he deliberately fired at her as she stood on the door of their home. HURLBUT, who is in jail, denies this, saying he discharged the gun in the air.



COLUSA (Colusa Co.), July 21 - Under Sheriff CARPENTER returned today from Petaluma with R. CASEBEER, charged with defrauding a liveryman. CASEBEER hired a rig from Tim SULLIVAN?s stable for a month. He returned the outfit all right but failed to pay the agreed amount and when Sullivan’s collector called at Casebeer’s room the next day he had flown. Telegrams were send in all directions and he was finally arrested by the Sheriff at Petaluma and the local officers notified. Casebeer says he meant no wrong and will fight the case.



JACKSON (Amador Co.), July 21 - The F. Mace Estate Company has been incorporated here to manage the estate of the late F. MACE. The company will control 1,770 acres of timber land in the mountains, a quartz claim, 220 acres near Mount Echo, a town lot in Ione, and a town lot in Jackson.



VINA (Tehama Co.), July 21 - Mrs. Ada May ALLEN, a well-known Vina woman, died to-day after an illness of several months; she leaves a husband and several children. She was 29 year of age.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 21 - The farm known as the Adams place, near Knights Landing, has been sold. At one time it was the property of the late Levi ADAMS. Of late years it has belonged to Jesse LANGENOUR of Salem, North Carolina. It comprises 5880 acres of very fine land. Asa MORRIS is the purchaser.



NAPA (Napa Co.), July 21 - R.G. SHOULTS, the local druggist, convicted several months ago by a jury in the Court of Justice N.F. COOMBS on a charge of permitting an unlicensed pharmacist to sell drugs and poisons, was granted a new trial by Judge GESFORD yesterday.



NEVADA CITY (Nevada C0.), July 21 - Having bonded the Golden King mine in the heart of the Alleghany district, E.H. WILSON, who came into fame in a single day by the wonderful strike at the Sixteen-to-One mine, will begin operations on his latest acquired property not later than August 1st. The mine was at one time a very rich producer. It was worked through tunnels, but only to a shallow depth. It is equipped with a ten-stamp mill and every other facility for mining and reducing the ore.



COLUSA (Colusa Co.), July 21 - Elton DILLMAN, son of M.C. DILLMAN of Colusa, was brought in from Cook Springs late Monday night suffering from a broken arm.

Young DILLMAN and others were playing croquet. Dillman started to run to where his ball way lying when he tripped over a wicket and was thrown heavily to the ground. He got up, started again to go toward his ball when he turned faint and would have fallen had not his friends come to his assistance. He then realized that his arm was hanging helpless by his side.



Railroad Officers TODHUNTER and DOLE this morning found the wallet and valuable papers, minus $300, which were lost or stolen from Perry EHERENMAN night before last at the Southern Pacific Depot. The wallet was lying just behind the little street railway station on Second Street, near the Southern Pacific Depot. Except for the $300 in currency, the papers were all there, as reported by EHERENMAN - a bank draft for $1,250, a bank check for $133.55, and a promissory note for $1,000.

   Evidently the thief was well satisfied with the $300 in bills, and did not want to cause any more inconvenience than was necessary. The wallet was left lying where it would be extremely likely to be found. The railroad officers stumbled on it while they were dragging a drunken man along a path that runs by the street railway terminal.

   EHERENMAN had all these valuable papers in his possession because he was moving. He had just sold a farm at Napa and was heading for Igerno, Siskiyou County.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Sacramento Bee

Thursday, July 22, 1909





Machines Saved, But Building A Total Loss

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), July 22 - This city was visited by one of the hottest fires in years yesterday afternoon, when, about 6 o’clock fire like a flash broke out in the garage at the lower end of Main Street, and in a remarkably short time the building was a mass of smoking ruins. RUPLEY?s auto stage company kept its machines in the building, and a workman was filling the tank of a white steamer with distillate when the explosion occurred. The fire spread from the end of the building in an instant.

   Albert RUPLEY was at the machine, and his shirt caught fire. He ran out, and Ben OGDEN and Bud ARNOLD assisted him to tear of the shirt. In the pocket of the shirt was a gold watch. This was recovered, but the chain went with the shirt.

   Three autos were in the garage. A Reo was run out by Ogden. The machine is owned by W.S. KIRK, of the Placerville Republican and Nugget. A Truck and a White steamer were also run out and saved, though the back of the last machine was scorched.

The building, which was owned by R.N. DAY, proprietor of the Ohio House, was a total loss, there being no insurance. It was valued at $500, and was 130x60 feet, and had been used as a skating rink until recently, when Bud ARNOLD rented it for a garage, it was the only place of the kind in the town. In it were stored all kinds of auto supplies, all of which were a total loss to ARNOLD.

T   he fire companies had water on the flames in a very short time. The frame building was located with the Ohio House on the east; BEECH?s box factory on the south; the brewery on the west, and the foundry on the north. There was barely two feet of space between the brewery and the garage. The fact that there was a sheet iron roof on the former building, and that there was no wind, was a fortunate circumstance, as was also the hour. All of the laboring men nearly in town were on the street at that time, and help was at once at hand. The account books were saved with the machines, but they were badly burned.



Hersheys Accept Judgment of Superior Court

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 22 - An unexpected step was taken yesterday afternoon in the case of Reclamation District No. 720 vs. Ella L. HERSHEY et al., which may mean the end of long and determined litigation. The damages awarded have finally been accepted.

The defendants in this case opposed the organization at every step. They did not want to be part of the district, but a majority of the landowners contended that no plan of reclamation could be successful unless it included the land of the defendants. When the organization was legalized by an Act of the Legislature the defendants resisted an attempt to levy an assessment, also an effort to secure a right of way for a levee.

   In the suit tried on June 16th, a jury awarded defendants $3,591.46 damages and costs, amount to $75.75. They refused to accept the amount in settlement, and it was deposited with the clerk and also $1,230 as an indemnity against any further damages that might be awarded by a higher Court. The defendants began appeal proceedings.

   Yesterday afternoon all the attorneys in the case signed a stipulation authorizing the clerk to pay to the defendants the amount of the judgment and the costs upon the filing by the defendants of a satisfaction of judgment. The appeal proceedings will be dismissed upon the reconvening of the Superior Court in September. The clerk also returned to the District $1,200 on deposit as an indemnity.



DORRIS (Siskiyou Co.), July 22 - Ike SMITH, an employe of the Wise and Maxwell sawmill, three miles from Dorris, attempted to put a fire under an edger machine Tuesday afternoon without first shutting off the power. His right forearm was mangled, and was amputated by Dr. ATKINSON. The young man was very game and rode in from the mill in a sitting position, meeting the doctor on the road. The patient was taken to the home of Merrill EVANS, where he is resting as easy as could be expected under the circumstances.



CORNING (Tehama Co.), July 22 - Four families, led by G.W. LOONEY, arrived in Corning a few days ago, coming overland from north Yakima, Washington, in regular pioneer and “prairie schooner” style. LOONEY visited California a year ago, looking over the State for a suitable location, and decided in favor of Maywood Colony, and trekked to this place, bag and baggage, wagons, horses and dogs. Another family arrived yesterday in a similar style, having come overland from Los Angeles. They traversed the State as far as Redding and returned to Corning to locate here.



Electrical Engineer Disappears in Los Angeles

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 22 - Much anxiety is felt here by the friends of R.H. COVENTRY, a young scotch electrical engineer, who has dropped out of sight in Los Angeles under peculiar circumstances. He left this city early last Winter and soon after the first of the year was heard from in Los Angeles. For a time he corresponded with his Grass Valley friends. Suddenly letters ceased, and since that time all mail sent him has been returned here by the postal officials, who state that he cannot be found.

Recently a local resident passing through Los Angeles inquired about COVENTRY at his last known stopping place. He was informed that the young man had gone away, leaving part of his personal effects behind, without giving any address, and had not been heard of since. He was in poor health when he left here. His friends fear that he may have met with foul play. They will make a determined effort to locate him, as he left several trunks full of effects here, in addition to other articles of value. It is argued that if he were alive and able he would have been heard from long ore this.



Alcohol Explodes, Covering Girl With Flames

VALLEJO (Solano Co.), July 22 - Esther MORTON, a 15-year-old colored girl, who, with her mother, was visiting the home of Alexander MORROW, also colored, died at 4 o?clock this morning as a result of being horribly burned by an explosion of a gallon can of alcohol last evening.

   MORROW was filling an alcohol flatiron near the open can of the fluid. When he lighted the flatiron fumes ignited and the alcohol in the can exploded, spray covering the girl, who was seated near.

   The girl ran from the house and half a block up the street until she was caught by Ed KAVANAGH, a passer, who extinguished the flames. The girl’s clothing was burned off and two-thirds of her body was burned.

   MORROW and the mother of the girl were slightly burned in trying to save the girl.

The Fire Department saved the house from destruction.



CHICO (Butte Co.), July 22 - Frederick BRAUTLACH, a local butcher, was arrested last evening for battery on his wife. His wife was planning to visit Mrs. J. BLISS, a friend at Stirling City, and with her went to the Butte County Railroad depot at Barber at 4 o?clock to take the train. BRAUTLATCH appeared and objected to her going and it is alleged that he struck her in the face. She shows bruises. Mrs. BLISS swore to a complaint, and Constable MILLER and Officer Sam FISHER arrested BRAUTLATCH. He was released on $250 bail and retained George L. GREER to defend him. The defendant weighs over 200 pounds and stands over six feet in hight.



Witnesses Describe Fight At Grizzly Flat

PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), July 22 - The prosecution in the PETTUS murder case is still introducing testimony. Yesterday Will STAFFORD, brother of the man killed, was on the stand until nearly noon. In the cross-examination of the day before he became somewhat confused. Yesterday morning, however, when the cross-examination was resumed, he had pulled himself together again, and told a better story.

   From his testimony it appears that the whole trouble between PETTUS and STAFFORD began with the tying of a knot in a rope belonging to the latter. PETTUS had a pocket knife while in the saloon, which he used in his work with the rope. This he laid on a window. When STAFFORD, in the saloon, asked PETTUS to let him have the rope, the latter refused, and in a instant Pettus was jerked to the floor. Stafford put his left hand on Pettus’ shoulder and jerked with his right hand on the rope. Pettus slung to Stafford’s left leg. Finally Stafford threatened to kick him loose if he did not let go of the rope, and Pettus let go - and got up. This was the first show of temper.

   Pettus then got his knife from the window, and Stafford procured two soda bottles from behind the bar, and calling Pettus a vile name, demanded that he put up the knife. He did so. Then the defendant going to the door, said if Stafford wants to fight he would fight him in the street. Returning, Stafford apologized, and ordered the drinks. Directly all three left the saloon. The fight in which Stafford lost his life followed. The witness said that Pettus, talking to his brother, “spoke up asking to shake hands,” and that Pettus’ struck and knocked his brother back on his hands. When the latter came up he had a rock in his hand, but that he dropped the rock and knocked Pettus down. Pettus was pummeled until he cried enough, and was let up. This occurred the second time, Pettus being knocked down again, pummeled, crying enough, and being let up. But this time Stafford was found to be mortally wounded.

   George KINCAID, barkeeper for Edward STAFFORD, was sworn. His testimony did not differ materially from Will Stafford’s. He did not see the fight in the street. He testified that Edward Stafford had had four drinks of whisky that day, that he was not drunk. He saw four wounds on Stafford’s body. His examination closed at noon and the Court took a recess.

When Court convened yesterday afternoon, Guy E. PIERCE, the County Surveyor, was put on the stand. He had made a map showing the location of the main street in Grizzly Flat, the Summerset Road, Stafford’s saloon, Lyon’s store and other places.

   Eugene Lee STAFFORD, son of William Stafford, and nephew of the deceased, a boy 13 years of age, an eye witness of the affair, was sworn. He is a bright boy and made a good witness. He told the story of the fight in the street and the death of his uncle. On cross-examination he told of how his uncle had on his back a knapsack, which was bout 18 inches long and 12 wide, and in his hand a band box when the fight began in the street; how he dropped these and knocked Pettus down. Pettus cried “enough”, and Stafford springing back caught up a rock in his right hand. Pettus came at him again, and he dropped the rock just as Pettus came to him. The rest of his testimony was similar to that already offered.

   Miss Lizzie LYON of Grizzly Flats, whose mother keeps the store and Post Office there, was then called. She testified that she saw Ed. Stafford start home about 5 in the afternoon, as she was on the porch of the store. With him and his brother William and the boy Lee. She went into the store, walked around the end of a counter, to a window and then saw Ed. Stafford fall back into his brothers arms. She carried him a drink of water, and he died in a few seconds. Upon cross-examination by Judge GIBSON, she said: “I heard Will Stafford say, ‘Give it to him good’.” But she did not see the fight in the street.

Dr. J.H. FRANKLIN of Calder was sworn, and told how he was called to Grizzly Flats on June 1st to attend Ed. Stafford, but arrived too late. He described the wounds of the dead man in detail.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Friday, July 23, 1909



Company Organized and Big Machine Ordered

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), July 23 - The Weaverville Automobile Company was incorporated Wednesday evening with a capital stock of $25,000, of which $3,100 was subscribed on the spot and the cash paid into the treasury. The purpose of the company is to establish an automobile route to Redding, as told in The Bee early in the week.

   C.H. EDWARDS, C.S. WILSON and W.A. DAY were appointed a Committee to proceed to San Francisco at once and purchase a seven-passenger steamer. They left for the city yesterday morning, and will probably return in the passenger automobile that will be put on the route before the season closes. The automobile will cost $4,000.

Stages make the Redding-to-Weaverville trip in twelve hours. It is estimated that the steamer can make the trip in ease and comfort in six hours. The distance is fifty-five miles.

The main purpose in establishing the Automobile service is to encourage travel into Trinity County. Many mining men and tourists are deterred from coming here because a long, tedious stage ride lies ahead of them.

   The Directors of the Weaverville Automobile Company are C.H. EDWARDS, C.S. WILSON, S.M. MILLER, W.A. GOETZE and Ben BARNICKEL.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 23 - The sugar beet harvest in Yolo County will not begin before the middle of August, according to E.A. VICKROY, field agent of the Sacramento Valley Sugar Company. The area planted is not much larger than that of last year but the yield will be a great deal larger and the quality excellent.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 23 - Mrs. J. SHAFER, mother of Mrs. H.E. COIL, is visiting Mrs. Ellen COIL, a former resident of Woodland, in Berkeley. Wednesday evening a horse they were driving took fright at an auto and ran away. The buggy was wrecked. Both the women were thrown out. Mrs. SHAFER escaped with slight bruises, but Mrs. COIL was seriously injured.



Insists He Shot Cusick In Self-Defense

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 23 - In the absence of the usual motion by the District Attorney to hold the defendant, and in the face of a strong conflict in the evidence, which District Attorney GREELY told the Court placed him in an ?unpleasant and peculiar position,? Justice of the Peace MORRISSEY, sitting as a committing Magistrate, last evening discharged John E. NELSON, charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to murder J.J. CUSICK at Indian Ranch on July 7th, from custody. On hearing the Court?s order, Warren C. WILKINS, brother-in-law of NELSON, who watched the proceedings closely, thanked Judge MORRISSEY for the verdict. District Attorney GREELY said a useless expense had been saved the county.

   The witnesses for the prosecution were CUSICK, Surveyors ENSLOW and CRAMER and attorney C.E. SWEZY. The latter was put on the stand in rebuttal to show that Surveyors ENSLOW and CRAMER, who accompanied CUSICK to the scene of the trouble to locate a line on a disputed mining claim, were not interested parties, and not in the employ of CUSICK. SWEZY, who aided District Attorney GREELY in the examination of witnesses, explained that ENSLOW was employed by Engineer VAN WORMER, attorney in fact for the Yuba Gold Mine Company, to procure an official survey and patent on the Golden Age claim, the mine in dispute. This is the same ground which the Mother Lode Company, represented in the shooting affray by NELSON, lays ownership to under the name of the Equity. VAN WORMER is a prospective purchaser. SWEZY said he thought his testimony material because counsel for NELSON had tried to have it appear that ENSLOW and CRAMER had colored their story of the shooting in CUSICK?s favor. Bo!

! th testified positively that Nelson fired the first shot, and that Cusick was prevented from firing more than one shot at Nelson because of a defect in the chamber of his rifle.

It was shown that on the way to Indiana Ranch with Enslow and Cusick, Cramer learned that Cusick had been warned over the telephone by some person unknown to him that the “Wilkins crowd” was going to kill him and that Cramer told Cusick that he could get a rifle at the EICH place, which was done, Cramer borrowing the gun from one of the EICH boys. This is the rifle Cusick used in the duel with Nelson.

   Enslow testified that he did not become concerned in any row Cusick might have with Nelson, but when the shooting began he acted as peacemaker, and ordered the men to put their firearms aside. He denied that he told Nelson immediately after the shooting that Cusick fired the first shot. Nelson tried to have him see it that way, but he could not, as he was positive Nelson fired the first shot.

   Cramer denied that he said on the way up to the mine that he would get a gun for Cusick and help him drive the “Mother Lode crowd” away from the place and kill them all if they did not go.

   The defendant, when placed on the stand, said he was in charge of the outside work at the Mother Lode mines. He saw Cusick and his party enter Dobbins Ranch on the evening preceding the trouble, but did not learn why they were in that section. Next day while proceeding along the company’s ditch, accompanied by Frank PAGE, he heard a noise in the brush, and on nearing the place from which the sounds proceeded, met Cramer. He asked him who he was working for, and, as soon as Cramer pointed toward Cusick, the latter fired directly at him. Nelson said he found some trouble returning the fire as his rifle came in contact with some brushes, which caused him to shoot from his hip. He claimed that this was the shot which wounded Cusick, and that it was in self-defense. It was the only shot he fired, he said.

   Frank PAGE, the other witness for the defense, corroborated Nelson in every detail. He thought Nelson was acting in self-defense. It was proven on cross-examination that Nelson and Page are partners in another mine, not far from Indiana Ranch. Page says that when he ordered Cusick off the promises, after the shooting was over, Cusick replied “All right, I’ll go, but it’s war to the death between us yet.”

The eye-witnesses for the defense were just as positive that Cusick fired the first shot, as the eye-witnesses for the prosecution were that Nelson was the first to shoot.



Manton Man Warned by Court to Obey Orders

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 23 - Charles F. HUNCEKER, of Manton, appeared yesterday in the Superior Court before Judge J.E. BARBER to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt.

  A.E. HEAD, also of Manton, has a water right entitling him to 500 inches of water in a certain creek in his neighborhood. He charged, nearly a year ago, that HUNCEKER was interfering with his right by taking water to his detriment. HEAD brought suit in the Superior Court, and Judge BUSH, who was then on the bench, permanently enjoined HUNCEKER from taking any of the water.

  It now appears that HUNCEKER has been taking water in spite of the injunction. So HEAD had him cited for contempt of Court. After hearing evidence, Judge BARBER yesterday admonished HUNCAKER that the order of the Court must be obeyed. The offense so far committed was a small one, but it was a disobedience of the injunction. Judge BARBER did not dismiss the proceedings, but he gave HUNCEKER a warning, that could not be misunderstood.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 23 - Charles DEMMING, son of Mr. and Mrs. George DEMMING, former residents of Redding, has just had all his toes amputated in Seattle, where his parents now reside. The younger DEMMING was mining in Alaska where he was caught out in the cold. It took twenty days to convey him to the hospital in Seattle. Upon his arrival there the surgeons decided that every toe should be amputated and this was done.



Wife Willed To Niece; Husband To Trained Nurse

ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 23 - An interesting case was commenced in the Superior Court Wednesday before Judge John E. RAKER, in the settlement of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. FERGUSON, deceased. The case is one involving the ownership of property valued at about $10,000, with Mrs. George McKAY of Seattle as plaintiff, and Mrs. F.L. GESFORD, defendant.

  Mr. and Mrs. A.H. FERGUSON were an aged couple who by steady toll and careful savings accumulated some little property in the town of Alturas consisting of a rooming house, a livery stable, a dwelling and two other business houses on Main Street.

It is said that FERGUSON has no living heirs, while Mrs. Ferguson’s nearest relative is a niece, Mrs. George McKAY of Seattle, Wash.

  Last December Mrs. FERGUSON, realizing the enfeebled condition of both herself and her husband, sent for Mrs. McKAY to come and live with them during their remaining years. Soon after Mrs. McKay’s arrival the aged couple were taken seriously ill. Mrs. McKay, finding it impossible for her to care for them, appealed to Mrs. F.L. GESFORD, who professed to be a trained nurse, for assistance. Mrs. FERGUSON lived but a few days. Just before her death, however, she willed all the property to the niece, Mrs. McKAY, providing the latter would care for FERGUSON during his lifetime. The old man was soon informed by Mrs. GESFORD of his wife’s disposal of the property. He became furiously indignant at his wife’s proceedings and immediately, in the presence of witnesses, deeded the property to Mrs. F.L. GESFORD.

  The old man soon died. It is said that Ferguson, because of his extreme old age and the enfeebled condition of his mind, will be proven an incompetent. The question is, who is entitled to or will get the property - Mrs. McKay, Mrs. Gesford or the State?

  F.L. GESFORD is a nephew of Judge Henry GESFORD of Napa. Attorney J.H. STEUART is representing Mrs. GESFORD and Attorney N.A. CORNISH Mrs. McKAY.



Forest Reserve and Trinity County Join Hands

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), July 23 - Twelve men, under the foremanship of J.D. DAY, are making the dirt fly on the train that the Government or Forest Service, aided by trinity County, is building from North Fork down Trinity River to Burnt Ranch, a distance lf 32 1/2 miles. The trail is being built according to the stakes set by a corps of Government engineers. The grade in no place exceeds 2 per cent. The trail is being made two feet wide in solid rock.

  The sum of $6,000 will be spent on this work - half furnished by the Forest Service and half by trinity County. The trail will be completed some time this Fall.

According to an understanding between the Forest Service and trinity County, a sum practically equal to that spent this year will be expended on this trail every year, widening it to the standard width of a wagon road. For instance, the Forest Service will, each year expend all the money available for road building purposes and Trinity County will do as much as the Forest Service.

  The trail will be completed this season. It will begin to grow into a wagon road next season, and it will be only four or five years until there will be a fine wagon road from North Fork to Burnt Ranch, thus giving Weaverville and the northern part of Trinity County what they have long wanted - a wagon road connecting the highway systems of Trinity and Humboldt Counties.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 23 - Berwin CARSON, aged 6, played smash with the Redding Railroad yards at 5 o’clock last evening by partially opening a derailing switch as a big locomotive pulling a long string of freight cars was moving by the switch on a sidetrack. The locomotive was derailed. It swung around so as to blockade the main line. The evening passenger - the Dunsmuir local - could not get by. Passengers got off and walked a quarter of a mile to the depot or to the business part of the town. It was the work of an hour to get the big locomotive back to place on the rails and thus permit the passenger train to proceed on its way.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 23 - The preliminary examination of Charles J. KELLY, a painter, on the charge of burglarizing the McCormick-Saeltzer Company’s store on the morning of July 15th, was held yesterday. Justice of the Peace CARR held him to answer to the Superior Court fixing bail at $1,000. KELLY could not furnish bail, and was taken back to jail. He was caught at midnight on the roof of the store building with plunder in his possession.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 23 - Peter WILSON, awaiting examination on a charge of burglary, has been taken to the County Jail and is confined in a padded cell, awaiting developments. The officials do not know whether he is shamming or whether he is flighty on account of a protracted spree. He was arrested by Nightwatchman CLARY while trying to open a rear window of J.A. MURRAY?s store and was to have had an examination Wednesday afternoon, but before City Recorder REHMNK he began to talk incoherently and act so erratic that the officers began to suspect that his mind is temporarily unbalanced.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 23 - J.W. MAXFIELD, who last week pleaded guilty to selling liquor in the “dry” town of Corning and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or spend fifty days in the County Jail, yesterday afternoon appeared before Superior Judge ELLISON and demanded his release by habeas corpus proceedings, claiming that there was no cause for action and that he had not been given an opportunity to defend himself. Justice DANFORTH of Corning, who sentenced MAXFIELD, proved to the satisfaction of Judge ELLISON that all rights in the case had been granted the convicted man and that he pleaded guilty of the charge. He was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff to finish his fifty-day sentence.



DOWNIEVILLE (Sierra Co.), July 23 - Mrs. Frank STRANDBERG has caused the arrest of her husband on a charge of insanity. The STRANDBERG family live at Brandy City, where the husband was employed for the last two years as a foreman. On account of excessive drinking he lost his position some two months ago, since which he has drank worse than ever, until now it has affected his brain. His wife, in her complaint, alleges that Strandberg threatened harm to her and her daughter, and on several different occasions when he thought her asleep he tried to choke her.

  As Judge SMITH is holding Court in Susanville and the Judges in the neighboring counties are enjoying their vacations, the officers were compelled to take the prisoner to Marysville and have the examination before Judge MAHON at Sutter County.



Man Drowned in the Yuba Had Been at Lamoine

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 23 - An unknown man, about 36 years of age, five feet six inches, spare of build, with auburn hair and regular features, either jumped or fell from the D Street wagon bridge crossing the Yuba River at this point about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and drowned in two feet of water. He was found by Charles MATTHEWS, an employe of the city, lying face up in the stream, with his feet entangled in some drift that had lodged against the pier of the bridge.

  The unfortunate fellow’s bedding, which he has been carrying through the country, was found on the floor of the bridge, on the opposite side from the body, wrapped in a piece of burlap on which is a shipping mark of the “L.M.L. & T. Co., Lamoine.” The only other mark by which there is any chance of discovering the identity of the man is a small bag of sugar purchased of D.J. PARKER of Gridley. Along with the sugar is a sample of tea, a portion of a stale loaf of bread, a map of the coast and valley railroad, a small piece of bacon, a match safe and cheap knife.

  In the opinion of coroner KELLY, who has taken charge of the remains, it is a case of suicide, prompted by poverty, and probably ill-health. A quart bottle that had only one drink of whisky remaining in it was found alongside the roll of belongings described above.

The man was wearing a checkered shirt and a pair of new overalls. His hat is missing, having, no doubt, floated down stream when he struck the water. His coat and vest are badly worn. There is nothing on the remains by which to tell the man?s name or trace his relatives.


  The body was recovered this morning and was identified as that of Frank MORRISON, a former employe at the Reed Orchard, near Live Oak, and the Jake ONSTOTT place. He was a strange acting young man who kept to himself. He had a close friend, Frank ADAMS, of Wyandotte. The identification was made by Jake THARY, who worked with the dead man in Sutter.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Saturday, July 24, 1909



QUINCY (Plumas Co.), July 24 - Irving M. BRISTOL, “the man who made Fresno dry,” and who is now campaigning against saloons in Superior California, with headquarters at Sacramento, will speak here to-morrow night in front of the Court-House.

   His appearance is awaited with interest. Plumas County is now the center of an anti-saloon agitation of large dimensions. An election will be held August 7th.

   The Advocate, an anti-saloon paper, made its first appearance here Wednesday.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 24 - A.N. MAXFIELD, convicted of selling liquor in Corning without a license, and who demanded release Thursday by habeas corpus proceedings and failed, was released from custody on the deposit of a cash bond.



Young Law Student Killed as Street Car Passes

NAPA (Napa Co.), July 24 - Ernest MARR, a well-known young man of this county, was electrocuted at St. Helena late yesterday afternoon.

   The young man’s home is at St. Helena, but he is a law student at Stanford. During vacation he concluded to work as a telephone lineman. He was at the top of a pole “cutting in” a wire, when a passing electric car caused a heavy voltage to be communicated to wires with which he was in contact killing him instantly, the body hanging by the feet.

   MARR was 23 years of age and has relatives in St. Helena. He was prominent in prosecuting Archie WINFREY and convicting him of bigamy after he had married Celeste MARR, sister of the deceased.



SUISUN (Solano Co.)l, July 24 - Joseph KISER, of Vallejo, a miner, 14 years of age, through his guardian, William KISER, has instituted a damage suit against John Lewis WALSH for judgment in the sum of $6,250. The complaint alleges that on March 13th last WALSH threw a quantity of slacked lime in young Kiser’s face, with the result that the sight of the left eye was destroyed and that the right eye permanently injured.



TRUCKEE (Nevada Co.), July 24 - Mrs. J. CONE, of Oakland, one of the party camping at Camp Oakland on the Truckee River, while cutting pine boughs for her camp bed, cut a vein in her arm which bled profusely. She was brought to the local hospital for treatment.



CHICO (Butte Co.), July 24 - Prompt action in a moment of terror saved the life of Thomas WARNER, a 16-year-old youth of Nimshew, who, bitten in the hand by a rattlesnake on a mountain trail between Magalia and Nimshew Thursday evening, cut around the wound with his jackknife and then ran three miles home. His wounded hand is sore, but his arm has not swollen and he will recover.

It is six miles from Magalia to Nimshew, and WARNER, en route home by the mountain trail, was midway. The reptile sprang and sank its fangs so deep into the fleshy part of his right hand that he was unable to shake it loose while it continued to make its rattles buzz. Succeeding in jerking the snake loose, WARNER, terribly frightened, ran several yards, then took out the jackknife and cut the bone around the poison-filled wound, allowing it to bleed freely. Still in fear, he ran the three miles to Nimshew and rushed into a store for aid. Ammonia was poured into the wound. It is declared the free loss of blood in the knife-surgery and running saved his life. The snake was not killed. WARNER lives with his parents at Nimshew.



Mrs. Stafford Says He Made Her Pose as “Poor Boy.”

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 24 - H.M. PRESTON, arrested for battery on Mrs. Emma STAFFORD, will make a hard fight for liberty. He has demanded a trial by jury and retained Attorney George L. GREER. His case will be heard July 27th. Mrs. Stafford, who has been in a local hospital, is recovering. She declares that Preston made her dress as a boy in Stockton, while he solicited funds to care for the ?poor boy? whom he was compelled to support.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 24 - Roy WALKER, 17 years old, who was one of those concerned in a jail break here not long ago, when he and three others escaped from the County Jail, was this morning sent to the Preston School of Industry to remain until he is 21 years of age. He was being held as a witness when he broke jail.

   James COLIAS, who was convicted of committing an infamous crime upon WALKER, again had his hearing on a motion for new trial postponed this morning by Judge McDANIEL, as the Court reporter did not have a transcript of the records of the case completed. The motion for new trial will be heard Monday.



OROVILLE (Butte Co.), July 24 - The appraisers of the estate of the late L.H. ALEXANDER have fixed its value at $32,200, consisting principally of stock in the Alexander store.



Injured and Clothing Aflame, He Saves Building

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 24 - Through the explosion of a tank of crude oil under 240 pounds pressure and aided by the heat of the sun, Charles REUF, engineer for the Marysville Sand Cement and Block Company, was severely burned about the face and head yesterday afternoon. The engine room narrowly escaped destruction by fire, and it is due to Reuf’s coolness that the consequences are not more severe all around.

   Picking himself up from the floor after the concussion from the bursting tank he smothered the fire that was burning his flesh and then seized an old jumper and beat out the flames that threatened the building. Reuf’s clothing was soaked with the oil that escaped. He says the plug from the tank narrowly missed his head and crashed through the wall of the room. REUF is a cousin of Abe REUF, of San Francisco.



When Gianella Bridge Is Finished, Boat May Go to Chico Landing

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 24 - Members of the Butte and Glenn Boards of Supervisors are considering the advisability of installing a new ferry being constructed at the Gianella bridge site for temporary use, at the old ferry and bridge site at Chico Landing. This would be done when the Gianella bridge is completed and would be to accommodate traffic on both sides of the river near that point.

   The hull of the new 30x60-foot ferry at the Gianella site will be launched to-day and the color completed on the water. It will cost about $1,600 and will be in operation about August 1st. Six men are at work on it. The old ferry, rented of Linggi Bros., Sacramento, will be returned.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 24 - An Eastern relative of the missing man has asked the Salvation Army of this place to locate Albert M. TODD, aged about 45, light complexion, black hair, dark gray eyes, 6 feet 5 inches, and one leg slightly shorter than the other. TODD is reported to have been hereabouts recently.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 24 - Eugene ROONEY, who was taken sick here recently and removed to his former home at Smartsville, died there this morning. He was a native of that town and __ years of age. He was a nephew of John and Charles SANDERS of Smartsville.



Extremely Unfortunate Accident to Roseville Man

ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), July 24 - J.W. BLANCHARD, an employe in the icing and precooliing plant here, had his left hand cut off this morning by letting it come in contact with a circular saw.

The accident is extremely unfortunate, as BLANCHARD already has one leg off and has a wife and children to support.

   He was taken to the Railroad Hospital at Sacramento for treatment. He is a brother to a prominent mining man, BLANCHARD, who died at Goldfield a few months ago.



Spent Two Days Wandering Among Mountains in Sierra

DOWNIEVILLE (Sierra Co.), July 24 - E. McCORMICK, father of Hugh McCORMICK, Superintendent of the Mabel Moris Mine, near American Hill, is living at the mine this Summer. He went out prospecting Monday morning without saying in which direction he was going. As he did not come home for supper a party started out to look for him and searched all night. The following day the search continued and toward evening the lost man was found several miles from the mine and thoroughly tired out.

McCORMICK is over 90 years of age and the exposure and fasting for two days and a night was very hard on him.



Telegrapher Says Woman Got $75 of His Coin

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 24 - ?Mike? BLAIR, a woman of the tenderloin district, was arrested this morning on a charge of embezzlement, the complaint being by F.H. SNYDER, a Western Union operator, who alleges that while he was with the woman in the back room of a saloon she got $75 belonging to him and still has it.



DAVIS (Yolo Co.), July 24 - An unknown man was run over by train No. 9 between Webster and Kobe, east of here, about 10:30 o?clock this morning and was killed. The train, which is a fast mail, stopped here to give notice of the accident. The Coroner was summoned to investigate and may be able to ascertain the identity of the dead man.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 24 - Benjamin B. FRANKLIN died of Bright?s Disease Friday afternoon and will be buried Sunday afternoon. He was the son of Benjamin FRANKLIN, an old resident of Madison, and-_ years of age. He leaves a wife and a 3-months-old daughter.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 24 - The only woman President of a railroad in the United States, as far as known, Mrs. S.A. KIDDER, of this city, is in the Lake Hospital, San Francisco, where she underwent an operation yesterday. The nature of the operation is unknown here and last night her friends expressed surprise when informed that she had gone under the knife. She is a very popular woman and her friends here hope for a speedy recovery.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 26, 1909





Cupid Is Gaining Ground In Some Places

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 26 - Marriage licenses issued during last week were received by the following couples: Emile BRUDER, 34, and Victorine RIMBAULT, 27, both of Keswick; Lawrence Lillian DUTTON, 21, and Minnie May JORDAN, 20, both of Kennett, George Smith FRASER, 26, of Redding, and Helen Alice BEATIE, 21, of Anderson; Rayon Bert LAMB, 24, of Bakersfield, and Margaret YOUNG, 24, of Armona.

Edythe TREADWELL has sued for a divorce from Herbert G. TREADWELL. They were married in Nevada City, August 21, 1901.

   James R. PAYNE has brought a suit in divorce against Florence E. PAYNE on the ground of desertion They were married in San Andreas in 1906.

   An interlocutory decree of divorce from C.C. HENDRICKS, granted over a year ago to Ethel E. HENDRICKS, was made final. This is the second time the couple has been divorced. The wife’s maiden name was Miss Ethel HERTER.

   Rowena WEST has brought a suit in divorce against Manuel WEST. The couple reside in Redding.

   The divorce suit of Augusta CRONE against Henry CRONE has been transferred to Tehama County, where the defendant husband resides. He never lived in Shasta County.



OROVILLE, July 26 - Marriage licenses were issued during the past week to Walter WILTZE, 34, of Stockton, and Clara E. ROBBINS, 25, Chico; Warren BOLT, 75, and Sarah WOOD, 69, both of Gridley; Roy TORRELL, 21, Oroville, and Susie HEWSTON, 19, Chico; Oliver S. ZEIGLER, 41, and Grace M. PRUNTY, 32, both of Chico.

   Divorces have been granted as follows: Final decree - John DOWD from Geneva Bertha DOWD, desertion; W.R. BISBEE from Flora E. BISBEE, willful desertion. Interlocutory decree - May B. DOUGLAS from Fred DOUGLAS. Suit dismissed - Ida RADON vs. Fritz P. RADON. Suit filed - Hattie M. CUNNINGHAM vs. Charles A. CUNNINGHAM, failure to provide.



WOODLAND, July 26 - Cupid has evidently gone on a Summer vacation. But one marriage license was issued since the last report and that was early in the week to Lawson H. HIPNER, Oregon, 23 years of age, and Miss Addie PIERCE, resident of Capay, and 18 years of age.



FAIRFIELD, July 26 - County Clerk HALLIDAY has issued the following marriage licenses since last report: August Frederick HOPKE, 56, Sonoma, and Marie L. BROTHIER, 35, San Francisco; Bernard SAUSA, 25, and Flora FORTE, 17, both of Dixon; Edwin L. HAWKINS, 23, and Janet Mary KENNEDY, 21, both of Napa.

   Gussie B. HOXIE, of Suisun, has instituted divorce proceedings against William B. HOXIE, on a complaint charging cruelty and failure to provide. The couple married in November 1902.

   Cornelia E. POST, of Vallejo, has filed a suit for divorce from Mac. C. POST, on the grounds of desertion. The couple were married in Columbus, Louisiana, in 1894.

Don E. TRIPP, of Vallejo, has petitioned the Superior Court for discontinuance of the payment of alimony in the sum of $35 a month which he has been paying his divorced wife, Lida TRIPP, since the couple were legally separated a few years ago. TRIPP alleges in his petition that he is unable financially to continue the payment of the same.



AUBURN, July 26 - Since the last report there has been one marriage license issued by County Clerk LOWELL in this county; Charles J. ELLIOOT, aged 24, of Oakland, and Sadie DICKERSON, of Auburn.



MARYSVILLE, July 26 - Only one marriage license has been issued in Yuba County since last report, the parties being Joseph PLOMER, of Sacramento, and Kate CONGRAVE of Broderick.

The nuptial knot was tied Wednesday by Justice of the Peace MORRISSEY.



SUSANVILLE, July 26 - A final decree of divorce was granted Lillian M. DOTSON from Oscar W. DOTSON by Judge BURROUGHS last Tuesday. Custody of the minor child was awarded the plaintiff.



LODI (San Joaquin Co.), July 26 - Mrs. Elizabeth F. EASELSTYNE of this city has filed suit for divorce from Charles E. EASELSTYNE through her attorney, George M. STEELE. The grounds upon which suit is brought are not made known. Mr. EASELSTYNE left here several weeks ago, leaving his family without means.



RENO, July 26 - Marriage licenses were issued during the last week as follows: C.A. MADISON, over 21, and Lucy McCARTHY, over 18, both of San Francisco; A.D. McINTOSH, of New York, aged 31, and Edna THORNTON of St. Louis, aged 30; Charles B. MACE of Provo, Utah, aged 23, and Florence MACK of Seattle, aged 31; Karl BECKER, over 21, and Ella ELDER, over 18, both of Reno; Herbert BAILEY of San Francisco, aged 25, and Ida MACK, of Seattle, aged 20; Harry MONSON of Sparks, aged 27, and Hazel CROSS of Reno, aged 17; G.W. WARMOTH of French Gulch, Cal., aged 36, and Idabel LAMB of Seven Toughs, aged 38; Henry FLAVON, aged 31, and Jessie ERVIN, aged 30, both of Reno; Warren PRATT, 27, and Edith PARKER, 18, both of Reno; James McDEVITT, 31, and Mary DeMARTINI, 28, both of San Francisco; Edward HARRIS and Elizabeth PERRY, over 21, both of Reno; Harry DEL MONTE, 21, and Beda KINDSTROM, 26, both of Reno.

  Two divorce cases were heard during the week. A decree was granted to Jessie KING from Benjamin KING on the grounds of cruelty. They were married at Golden, Colo., in (not legible).

  One suit for divorce was filed, Bessie ALLEN against William ALLEN. Nonsupport is alleged. They were married at Eugene, Or., 1in 1902.



JACKSON, July 26 - A marriage license was issued to James GHIARDI, aged 31, and Aurela BERNERO, aged 17, both of Jackson, Thursday. Necessary consent given.

A final decree of divorce has been granted to Joseph K. KITZEEK from Eugenia KLEMICK on the ground of desertion.

  An interlocutory decree has been granted to Agnes TEMPLETON from William J. TEMPLETON on grounds of willful intemperance and failure to provide.



JACKSON (Amador Co.), July 26 - The following marriage license was granted by the County Clerk last Saturday: To William CANBIE of Amador City, 22, to wed Susan LANGTON, of Jackson, aged 21.



GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), July 26 - The Mormon people of this vicinity celebrated ?Pioneer Day? last Saturday at their social hall on Gridley Colony No. 6. July 24th is the anniversary of the arrival of the first of the Mormon people in Salt Lake Valley, Utah, and it is celebrated each year by the people of that faith throughout the world. The day was taken up with exercises, games, music, and a feast at noon. In the evening a dance was given. Some four hundred people attended the celebration.



COTTONWOOD (Shasta Co.), July 26 - Adam SCHUMAN, for thirty-five years a merchant in this village, died at his home Saturday. He had been confined to his bed for nearly a year. Mr. SCHUMAN was born in Baden Baden seventy-seven years ago. Before coming to Cottonwood he was engaged in the butcher business in Red Bluff. His wife died a year ago last Christmas. There are no children, the only near relative surviving being a sister, Mrs. Kate PRYOR, who had made her home with her brother for many years. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, burial being made in the Cottonwood Cemetery.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 26 - At 10 o’clock Saturday night John ABRAHAM died at his home on Empire road, after a long illness. Death was due to consumption. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 o’clock. He was a native of England and had resided here for thirty years, and widely known. A wife, four children, two brothers and a sister survive.



COLUSA (Colusa Co.), July 26 - Miss Flossie COOK, daughter of the late J.W. COOK, founder of the famous Cook Mineral Springs in western Colusa County, died at the home of her mother Sunday morning, July 25th, after months of suffering from consumption. She leaves a mother, two brothers and several sisters to mourn her untimely loss. Deceased was a native of Colusa, aged 23 years.



CHICO (Butte Co.), July 26 - The inquest over the body of George McLEAN, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. McLEAN, who was drowned in a pool in Little Chico Creek Friday evening, was held late Saturday afternoon by Coroner John WALLACE. The jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning. One little boy testified that he saw the deceased go into the water and he then went away,

   The burial was held Sunday morning from the Catholic Church.



Boy At Preston Uses Hatchet In Attempt To Escape

IONE (Amador Co.), July 26 - While attempting to make his escape from the Preston School of Industry near her, Albert JOURNEY, an Indian boy who was recently brought here, attacked Attendant J.W. STRAWN with a hatchet. STRAWN had charge of the boys who were working in the kitchen. JOURNEY was working under him. The hatchet he picked up was used to cut kindling wood with.

  Journey’s attack was unsuccessful, although he bruised Strawn considerably. Strawn is able to be at his employment to-day, however.

  The matter has been turned over to the Sheriff of the county for action. Superintendent RANDALL of the institution states that he considers the offense a breach of peace and one that the county officials should handle.

  JOURNEY will probably be charged with assault with intent to commit murder.



CHICO (Butte Co.), July 26 - Two new instructors have been selected to teach in the Chico High School during the ensuing term. They are Lewis A. THOMAS, Jr., ‘01, Princeton, and Evangeline S. GOSSETT, ?06, Stanford. Thomas was at one time in charge of the department of languages in the California Military Academy at Santa Monica and later Principal of the California Institute at Coronado. He is aged 29 and comes to Chico with his family. Miss GOSSETT formerly taught at Huntington Beach and comes highly recommended.

  The other teachers will be Principal W.M. MACKAY, E.K. SAFFORD, C.B. WHITMOYER, Ada G. JORDAN, Olive VADNEY, Angeline STANSBURY and Mary L. MORRIN. Thomas and Miss Gossett take the paces of P.A. KNOWLTON and Alice BERRY, resigned.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 26 - Miss Bessie REED, a pretty Grass Valley girl, is suffering from a badly broker arm and severe bruises as the result of a fall when a stepladder on which she was mounted collapsed. Miss REED was hanging pictures at her mother?s home on Race Street, when the stepladder gave way, throwing her violently to the floor. Her left arm was broken in two places between the wrist and elbow and the hand turned back to the shoulder. So sever were the breaks that Dr. JAMIESON, the attending surgeon, found it necessary to administer chloroform before he could reduce the fractures.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 26 - Miss Olive V. BEDFORD, Principal of the Anderson schools, was re-elected President of the County Board of Education Saturday afternoon. Other members of the Board are Miss Lulu WHITE, Mrs. Alice TRACIE, Mrs. Alice McCARTY and Mrs. Elizabeth McKEAN.



CEDARVILLE (Modoc Co.), July 26 - Miss Hattie SCOTT of Eagleville has smallpox. This is the second case to make its appearance in the town. Evert BROWN was taken down with it about three weeks ago and is nearly over it now. The malady is in a very light form and there seems to be no real cause for alarm; nevertheless, there is much excitement all through the community. All public gatherings have been declared off and the people are taking every precaution against a further spread of the disease.

   Many people have been exposed to the disease in Eagleville and Dr. KENNEDY has been kept busy vaccinating. The situation in Cedarville has greatly improved and no new cases are reported, while those who were stricken have all entirely recovered.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), July 26 - An old feud between E.V. CRENSHAW and Jim BOGGS resulted in the serious injury of the latter. He was hit over the head by a large rock by Crenshaw. Crenshaw claims Boggs stole $10 from him and trouble has been brewing for some time. Saturday afternoon they met at the mouth of an alley on Pine Street and Boggs proceeded to draw a knife. Crenshaw picked up the rock and threw it at Boggs, hitting him squarely on the head, cutting a deep gash, which took several stitches to close. Crenshaw went across the street to the office of the Recorder and wanted to pay a fine, but City Recorder BRANSFORD refused to have any thing to do with the case, inasmuch as no warrant had been sworn out for his arrest. It is not likely that any suit will follow.



YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), July 26 - Ramona SCRIBNER, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SCRIBNER, who died Saturday of diphtheria, was buried at noon on that day in the Yuba City Cemetery. Another child of the family is afflicted with the disease, but her condition is favorable. The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar KEEDY, who have been sick of the same malady, are rapidly recovering.



Some Hope Held Out for Recovery of James Lucas

GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 26 - Latest reports from the bedside of James LUCAS, the Grass Valley man who was dangerously injured in San Francisco last Friday, are to the effect that he still has a chance to recover. He is suffering from a fractured skull and a broken jaw. The injured man occupies a cot in the Fabicia Hospital, Oakland. His mother and his brother are with him. He was working in the elevator shaft at the City of Paris business house, San Francisco, when the elevator weight struck him, causing his injuries. A fellow workman, Lindsey CONNORS, with rare presence of mind, caught him by the collar and prevented him from plunging headfirst down the elevator shaft to instant death. LUCAS is one of the best known Grass Valley men, and served a term as Chief Engineer of the Fire Department three years ago. His mother is a pioneer resident of this city.



REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 26 - William W. AULT, a miner living in Cecilville, Siskiyou County, stopped off in Redding week before last as he was on his way to San Francisco. Being an Eagle and a Red Man, he naturally fraternized with the members of those orders. He was a good fellow and made a good impression. Good fellowship costs money and when AULT ran short of cash he had no difficulty in getting money on checks he drew on the Siskiyou County Bank. These checks are now coming back marked with the ominous words “No funds.” He cashed checks for $20 and $60 in Redding and one for $50 in Delta.

   Ault?s brother Eagles and red Men cannot believe that he intended to defraud them. They charitably excuse him on the ground that he unknowingly overdrew his bank account. However, they are anxious that he should hurry up and make good.



COLUSA (Colusa Co.), July 26 - Weldon BLACK, son of James R. BLACK, a prominent farmer of Blacks Station, Yolo County, was severely injured at Cook’s Springs late Saturday evening. Young BLACK and a number of other boys about his age were amusing themselves by the dangerous pastime of rolling rocks down the mountain side. BLACK standing fifty yards below a number of others and was holding a rock in his hand, just about to start it rolling, when one of the boys above started a bolder and at the same time yelled to Black to jump out of the way. The rock had gained such a headway before the youngster yelled that when Black turned it was upon him. Throwing up his hand, the large rock caught his fingers between it and the rock he still held and crushed the index and middle finger of the right hand to a pulp.

   Dr. POAGE was sent for from Colusa and dressed the wound. The boy was taken to his home at Blacks Station.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, July 28, 1909





Ore Body Plays Out And Big Plant Closes Forever

PAPOOSE (Trinity Co.), July 28 - The Fairview Mine at this place, which is five miles from Minersville, has been abandoned and all the improvements are being sold off. It is unpleasant news, but it is true.

   The Fairview five years ago was the most important quartz mine in Trinity County. One hundred and fifty men were employed and a forty-stamp mill was kept running night and day. But in due course the ore body became exhausted. The ledge was broken up. Most of the men were laid off and the mill was shut down. A small crew of men was kept at work prospecting - hunting for a new ore body or trying to find what had become of the old one. About a year ago enough ore was found to keep part of the mill running a few weeks. The company is said to have spent $250,000 in fruitless prospecting.

   According to report, the company sent an expert up here a month or so ago. He examined the mine, said it had been over prospected and recommended its abandonment. This is being done now. All the T-rails have been taken out of the mine and sold to L.S. PAULSEN and the Lagrange Mining Company. Mrs. PAULSEN, at Lewiston, has bought the store. The fine large office building has been sold to Louis SILGO and John KELL, who will tear it down and haul the lumber to Lewiston and use it for building purposes. Nearly all the dwellings in the little settlement have been sold.

   The quartz mill - a fine one of forty stamps - will also be sold in ten-stamp lots as fast as purchasers can be found.

   Twenty-five men were employed in the Fairview when the orders came last week from below to pull up stakes and quit.



Rich Ore Is Being Taken Out as Eastman Gulch

DEADWOOD (Trinity Co.), July 28 - The mines of Deadwood and the adjacent district of Eastman Gulch are doing well.

   In Deadwood the Lappin Mine is working ten men. Electric power is to be put in by the Northern California Power Company, whose surveyor yesterday staked out the route for a pole line from the Brunswick Mine, near French Gulch. The Lappin will be milling ore in six weeks. At the Leas & Nichols Mine the West Point Company is building ore bins and tramways and getting ready to ship ore to the Brown Bear mill. The company is taking out high-grade ore. All the leasers in the Brown Bear Mine are doing well.

   Over in Eastman Gulch, WILSON & EHRMANN are taking out ore going from $350 to $450 a ton. They have a lease on the Knob Mine, belonging to Joseph GIFFORD and are employing three men. COLLINS, PELENSON & PAULSEN Brothers are running a tunnel to tap the same ledge in the Knob. PAULSEN Brothers & RICHARDS are taking out ore right along in Deerhorn that goes close to $200 a ton. They are making regular shipments to Selby, but expect to change soon and ship to Mammoth Smelter at Kennett.



OROVILLE (Placer Co.), July 28 - The lives of two children who had fallen into the Feather River and were drowning were saved Sunday by Mrs. A. VAUGHN of Camp Enjoyment. While she was near the stream she noticed two children wading in the stream and a few moments later saw that they had gotten beyond their depth and were drowning. She jumped into the stream and pulled the children out in time to save their lives.



ALTURAS (Modoc Co.), July 28 - Mr. and Mrs. George P. ARMSTRONG and daughter Ruby, former residents of this place, but now of Reno, Nev., arrived here last Saturday to serve as witnesses in the McKAY vs. GESFORD case, now being tried in the Superior Court. Mrs. ARMNSTRONG is a niece of Mrs. McKAY.



Power To Be Generated For Mining Gravel Bed

LEWISTON (Trinity Co.), July 28 - August 15th has been fixed as the day when Trinity River will be turned through the big tunnel two miles above Lewiston for the first time. Nearly all the stockholders in the Trinity River Mining Company are expected to be present to witness the interesting event - turning the river from its channel through the tunnel and leaving a mile and a half of river bed bare, or nearly so.

   The company is installing electrical machinery at the outlet of the tunnel. Eighteen hundred horse-power of electrical energy will be generated. This power will be used, in part, to operate electric cranes for lifting big boulders from the river bed, and for running elevators to life the auriferous gravel into the sluice boxes.

   August 15th will be a big day in Lewiston, according to present signs.



WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 28 - The last Legislature seems to have tinkered with the school law more than with any of the Acts on the Statutes. One of these amendments requires that children who wish to enter the first grade must enroll on the first day of September or wait until the first of January, the beginning of the Spring term.

Another amendment vitally affects the old method of segregating school taxes. Under the old law the segregation of high school and school bond taxes was required. The amended law authorizes school districts to levy taxes to meet current expenses without submitting the matter to a vote of the taxpayers.

   Davis and Winters Districts are taking advantage of this provision of the law, and Mountain, Apricot, Guinda and other districts will probably do likewise.

   The amendments so far noted will pile up work on the Auditor until he may have to call upon the Supervisors for help.



MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 28 - To ride all the way from Kansas to see California and the Seattle Exposition and have the pleasure of it all rudely marred with a telegram at the end of the first day’s visit to relatives in Marysville, announcing the sudden death of her sister, whom she left at home in the full vigor of health, is the experience of Mrs. Lean A. CARL, of Cawker City, Kansas. Mrs. CARL took the first train on the return trip to Kansas yesterday without learning the details of her sister?s demise. She is of the opinion that the young woman, only 18 years of age, was the victim of an accident, attendant on a celebration which was on the tapis when she left home. Several Marysville friends accompanied Mrs. CARL on the return trip.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com










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