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Sacramento Union

Sunday July 15, 1917 

Believe Prisoner May Be Wife Deserter

Chico Officers Ask Yolo Authorities to Hold Explosion Suspect.

CHICO (Butte Co.), July 14 - J. KOZLOWSKI, held in Woodland as a suspect in the Mare Island navy yard explosion case, but whose release has been ordered, is to be held another day, on request of Constable J.A .PECK, who believes the prisoner might be Joe DACIO, wanted in Chico for wife desertion.

Mrs. Dacio told Peck yesterday that her husband was known in Chicago by the name J. Kozlowski at one time, and the description of the Yolo prisoner corresponds in some respects to that of Dacio.

The Woodland police told Peck yesterday they would hold Kozlowski until they received a card issued by the local officer with a picture of Darcio and a description. Darcio resided in Chico about two years. He is a car repairer. 

Wheatland School Teachers Appointed

WHEATLAND (Yuba Co.), July 14 - The same corps of teachers have been selected to teach in the grammar school at this place for next term. Chris JACOBS will be the principal and the other teachers are Miss BOWDEN, Miss COPELAND and Miss SHEETS.

Will JESSUP has been elected principal of the high school and Miss HOLLINGSWORTH will also teach in the local high school. So far no one has been selected to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Miss LACY. 

Marysville High Boys Work at Home

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), July 14 - But one student of the Marysville high school has answered the call of the state defense board for boys to work in the vineyards and orchards of Sacramento and Sonoma counties. Several of the students have conferred with Principal J.C. RAY of the Marysville high school, to whom the state council appealed for help. They declared there is plenty of work at home and wages are higher than those offered in the two counties crying for help.

So far as known every student of the Marysville high school is engaged and will be kept busy until school opens. There are plenty of good jobs open for boys and men and there is absolutely no need of anyone being out of employment. 

sk Division of Delta Township

REDDING (Shasta Co.), July 14 - A petition was presented to the board of supervisors yesterday morning from Castella and Sims signed by 167 citizens to divide Delta township into two precincts. The new township to be named Castella township. The dividing line will run on the line between sections 19 and 30, township 36 north range 6, west intersecting the McCloud river. The petition bears the names of 119 citizens of Castella and 48 from Sims. The board of supervisors set Friday, September 7 as the date to hear the petition.   

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Union

Wednesday, March 21, 1917

Page 6



Butte Board Claims Right to Fees Paid in Office of Chico Justice

OROVILLE (Butte Co), March 20 - Acting on the report of the County Expert Frank TUHEY, the board of supervisors has instructed County Auditor AH. LOCEY to refuse to issue further salary warrants to Justice of the Peace J.L. BARNES of Chico until fees received in his court have been paid into the county treasury.

  Tuhey reported his investigation of the books of the Chico justice of the peace shows there is due the county $602 in fees and $40 in fines. The right of BARNES to retain the fees will soon be brought before the superior court to rule upon the question.

  The court action which will be a test case of the right of a justice of the peace to the fees paid into his court will be watched with interest by the township officers of the county.



CHICO (Butte Co.), March 20 - Justice of the Peace BARNES in referring to the action of the board of supervisors in holding his salary warrants until certain fees alleged to be due the county are paid, said:

   Prior to November 1, 1916, I turned into the treasury all fees in civil cases. On that date I received a copy of the 1915 statutes and decided that under the laws, as changed by the legislature, I was entitled to these fees and was so advised by my attorneys.                 

  Since then I have retained these fees, but I have turned in all fines. The 1916 grand jury investigated this question and decided that I was lawfully retaining fees in civil cases.

  I have requested Assistant District Attorney Harry DAVIDS to being suit against me on behalf of the county to test the law.



Property of Late Millionaire in Nevada Is Appraised at $1,500,000.

RENO (Nevada), March 20 - Sixty-eight additional defendants heirs of the estate of the late millionaire, Henry MILLER, today were brought into the suit filed sometime ago by Attorney-general THATCHER for the purpose of ascertaining the value of the estate in Nevada for inheritance tax purposes. The additional defendants represent individuals and corporations, all being beneficiaries under the Miller will.



YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), March 20 - John F. FAIRCHILD, who served two terms as county assessor of Siskiyou and was recently appointed superintendent of the county hospital died this morning at the family home in this city from acute diabetes, at the age of 45 years.



Accused Is Alleged to Have Cashed Worthless Checks in Railroad Town

PORTOLA (Plumas Co.), March 20 - Judge COX of this place returned from Reno yesterday and brought word from chief of Police HILLHOUSE of Reno to Marshall MAXWELL of Portola that Carl MERRILL, wanted here for cashing two spurious checks drawn on the Security Trust company of Bakersfield, was in jail at Reno for an alleged forgery committed in Sparks a day or so ago.

  Merrill, whose checks were palpably worthless, made the acquaintance of a shoe drummer at a local hotel and followed the salesman into the stores of SUDAKA and SABA and John S. SORRACCO. After the salesman left town Merrill went to these places again and claimed old friendship with the reputable drummer. Then he asked for the favor which left the merchants poorer.

  They will ask for the extradition of Merrill from Nevada to Plumas county in the event the case against him at Sparks is weak or he should receive a light sentence, as it is said his check there netted him but a few dollars. Here one merchant lost fifty-seven dollars and the other $44.50.




COLFAX (Placer Co.), March 20 - Morris LOBNER, who was on the pension roll of the Southern Pacific Railroad company, after serving over forty years as agent of the company at Colfax died today at the aged of 70 years. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, under the auspices of the local F. and A.M. Lodge.

  Mr. Lobner took charge of the local railroad office soon after the opening of the Central Pacific and served continuously until he retired on a pension. He was well known in Nevada and Placer counties. He leaves a wife, two daughters, Hope and Joyce Lobner and a brother, Henry Lobner, all of Colfax.



ELVERTA (Sacramento Co.), March 20 - Elverta opened its 1917 baseball season by taking the long end of a 5-4 score form Verona Sunday. E. WAITE pitched a good game for Elverta, striking out 10 men and allowing only 5 hits. The game was featured by the brilliant fielding of A. WAITE, Elverta’s fast little short stop. LYLE did good work on the paths for Verona.

  Bateries: Elverta, E. WAITE and HERNANDEZ; Verona, GALLAGHER, BENNET and ROBERTS.



Leaps as Freight Train Crashes Into Automobile on Biggs Crossing

BIGGS (Butte Co.), March 20 - A.T. BUTLER of Penryn, Placer county, saved his life by jumping from his automobile last night when a freight train struck the car on the crossing. He received several severe cuts about the head and a number of his teeth were knocked out.

  Butler had purchased the car only two days ago and was on the crossing before he saw the train was about to strike his machine. He says there was no flagman on the train and no crossing warning signal was given. The car was badly damaged.


A.E. GREENE yesterday filed suit against the Great Western Power company, asking the court to award him $500 damages from the company. The complaint sets up that the defendant company cut a fence between the property occupied by the plaintiff and that occupied by Garrett PYLMAR, leaving a panel of the fence open, which resulted in Pylmar’s hogs getting into the land of Greene and rooting up his growing crops.



RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), March 20 - Tobias KINDLESPIRE, a large land owner of the Proberta section died at the family home today at the age of over 88 years, after illness of six years. He came to Tehama county in 1887 and leaves wife, four children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.



GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 20 - Levi J. BLUNDELL, who crossed the plains in ox caret with his wife and daughter, reaching Dutch Flat, Placer county, in 1854, died last night at the age of 87 years 6 months and 10 days. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

  Mr. Blundell was the first white child born in Savannah, Ill. He lived in Dutch Flat a short time and removed to Rough and Ready, coming to Grass Valley many years ago and followed the occupation of a teamster. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. L.C. SNYDER, and five grandchildren, Mrs. J.E. KING of Fallon, Nev.; W.J. ROSE of Amador City, Amador county; Frank ROSE of Sacramento, George SNYDER of Roseville, Placer county, and Ernest SNYDER of Grass Valley.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Union

Friday, March 23, 1917



Several Districts in and Near Gridley Will Join in Event.

GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), March 22 - At a meeting of the teachers of Gridley, West Liberty, Butte, Central House, Manzapita, East Gridley, Woodrow Wilson, William McKinley and the Gridley high school districts, the following events were planned for the school festival to be held May 18: Baseball games, school picnic, tilting match, pageant, pig contest, pet show, cooking and sewing exhibits.

  After the pageant there will be a meeting of the agricultural clubs, with short talks by Dean HUNT of the college of agriculture, Professor J.I. THOMPSON, University farm; Dr. J.B. CADY, U.S.D.A., hog cholera expert. Medals and prizes will be awarded and honors announced at this time.

  The following officers were elected: R.E. GOLWAY, president; C.E. COWEN, secretary and treasurer, and the following committees appointed:

 Executive committee: R.E. GOLWAY, G.T. KERN, Miss HARFORD, Miss BISHOP, C.E. COWEN, Miss FLOOD and Mrs. Maxie TURNER.


  Exhibits and pets: C.E. COWEN, Misses FLOOD, CARUS, CHANNON, BISSETT, BOULWARE, Mrs. TURNER and Miss MOORE.


  Finance committee: G.T. KERN, Miss BLOCK, Miss BISHOP, C.E. COWEN, R.E. GOLWAY, Mrs. TURNER, Miss MOORE and Miss THRESHER.

  Arrangement committee: G.T. KERN, Misses THRESHER, MOORE, SCHMIDT and BLOCK.

  Entertainment committee: Misses HARFORD, CUMMINGS, HENNESSY, CULVER and BLOCK.

  Parade committee: R.E. GOLWAY, Miss BISHOP, E.C. COWAN, Miss FLOOD, Miss THRESHER and Miss SCHMIDT.



LIVE OAK (Sutter Co.), March 22 - Vernon THOMAS, club keeper for San Francisco parties on the tule border west of Live Oak, who was thrown 40 feet when his motorcycle collided with a hay wagon driven by J.A. LANDIS and William BLIESTEIN, escaped with a broken arm and minor bruises.

  Thomas is said to have been riding at a high rate of speed. The horses escaped injury by turning to one side through fright, but Thomas struck the wagon with such force that he was hurled some distance into a ditch. He was picked up by Richard CAMPBELL and L.W. SIMPSON, brought to Live Oak and Dr. HIGGINS summoned.


GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 22 - The responsibility for damage done to a plate glass window by a rock that bounded from the street when an automobile passed may be determined in the courts of this city. The Rochdale Grocery company is the loser, and the automobile of Fred SALISBURY caused the rock to be thrown against the glass.

  The latter disclaims responsibility and the grocery firm insists that it be recompensed for the damage done. This is not the first instance that this has occurred in this city, but upon the precious occasion the loss was accepted by the owner of the store and nothing was said to the man who drove the automobile.



Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Union

Saturday, March 24, 1917

Page 3



Literally in a Cloud of Smoke, Harris Bill Is Passed by the Assembly

 Legislation providing free text books for the high schools of the state yesterday afternoon went through the assembly in a cloud of smoke. Literally, there was plenty of smoke because the assemblymen voted to suspend the rule forbidding the use of the weed, Speaker YOUNG having betaken himself to Berkeley, leaving Jimmy RYAN in charge. The vote on the bill was 44 to 18.

  Young took the train to Berkeley after an acrimonious discussion of the Wishard bill, requiring a health certificate of both persons applying for a marriage license. This bill caused a three hour battle, and was finally left hanging in the balance.

  The ballot on the measure resulted in 38 negative votes and 32 affirmative votes. Assemblyman WISHARD, the author, then requested a call of the house, and after it had been ordered, changed his mind, also his vote, so that he could move for a reconsideration. Young waited through this measure to get a vote.

   But the tense discussion only presaged the battle on the Harris free text book bill. It had been generally agreed between those fundamentally interested in educational legislation that this bill should go through without any opposition, though some of the educators were in favor of having the free high school text books supplied in a different manner than the bill provided.

  WILLIAMS of Inyo, the only former schoolmaster, barring Speaker Young in the Assembly this year, wants the state to print the free text books, but he is willing to see this bill passed without amendment, and told the assembly so. He asserted that his principals could come before the people in the form of the Polsley constitutional amendment, and therefore urged the passage of the HARRIS measure as a step in the right direction.

  The books are to be selected by the state board of education in a general way, though high school districts will be able to choose the specific text in each subject from the state institution’s general list. Although BARTLETT of Los Angeles moved for a reconsideration of the measure, there is little indication that yesterday’s results will not stand and the bill will go to the senate for action.

  Early in the morning the assembly passed a bill by KYLBERG and WILLIAMS which would exempt form taxation any right to a mining claim less than $100 in value. There were but eight adverse votes.



 Assemblyman KNIGHT of Redlands has decided that this interstate white slave bill is unconstitutional , it was announced yesterday, and the measure will not proceed out of public morals committee. It aimed to prohibit the transportation of women for immoral purposes between cities or from city to county within the state.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Bee

Monday February 3, 1919 


SUTTER CITY (Sutter Co.), February 3 -

That his clothing was torn and he was knocked down by portions of German-fired shells, but that he came through unscathed, is the word that has been sent here to Gene SMITH by his son, Walter E. SMITH, who is now with the American Army of Occupation in Germany.

Young SMITH, who is with a battery of artillerymen, writes:

Will say that when we moved in at Chateau Thierry in July we were given lively reception. The shells started to pour in on us, and it looked as if we were gone, but when we got those ole six-inch howitzers to working they let up on us.

We got out of that battle in very good condition and with very little loss, and moved up on the Vestle River, and gave a little celebration there. From here we moved up to St. Mihiel, on the Verdun front, and met with little resistance. When we moved into position at Nantillois we had a lively reception, but made a very successful drive.



OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 3 -

Walter FARROW of Honcut, who enlisted and went to Camp Kearney with Company T when the United States first entered the war is listed among the missing, according to casualty reports. 


GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Private Elmer HAWKINS, a clerk, under the Civic Service in the local Post Office, has been mustered out and has returned to the postal work.

Private Ralph HARRIS, a rural mail carrier, has also returned and is once more driving his route.

Private Otis HARDT, who was called to Camp Lewis several months ago, has been discharged and has returned home. 


GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Captain Verne C. SNELL, a soldier from this county, has reached New York from France, according to a telegram received by his wife here. SNELL won a lieutenant’s commission at one of the officers’ training camps, and was attached to the 45th Coast Artillery, in which he was promoted to the rank of Captain. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

William NILON, youngest son of Judge Frank T. NILON and wife of this city, has been commissioned a Lieutenant in the United Stated army. He attended the Artillery training school at Fort Monroe, Virginia, graduating from there a few days ago. In a few days Lieutenant NILON expects to reach the Coast and will probably be mustered out.

Another son of Judge NILON and wife, Frank M. NILON, is also a Lieutenant in the army, stationed in New Jersey. He received his commission at Camp Fremont. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Chief Yeoman John W. O’NEILL of the United States navy at San Francisco is home for a week. He came up to act as Court reporter in the Superior Court during the trial of the cases of The People vs. OLSEN and MATTSON and Joseph SMOT. The last named starts to-morrow. 


NEVADA CITY 9Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Thomas G. CURNOW, who was in the United States army service at Camp Meade, Virginia, has returned to his home in Tyler. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John CURNOW of that place and was in the Signal Corps. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Laurel PARLOR of Native Daughters had taken up the proposition of erecting a memorial in honor of the Nevada Cityans who served during the European War. It was at first proposed to install a drinking fountain on the plaza, but this site has been abandoned, and a meeting will be held next Friday night, when suggestions for and offers of sites will be received. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), February 3 -

These discharged soldiers returned home Sunday:

Rudolph OBERLACK, Redding; Wesley CURL, Baird; William J. GILBERT, Palo Cedro; Joseph WALTER, Buckeye. 


REDDING (Shasta Co.), February 3 -

Word has been received that Matt SAUDERS, Chief Master-At-Arms, has been assigned to open a navy recruitment station in Redding on or about February 5th. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 3 -

Rev. Leander TURNEY, who has been in the Y.M.C.A. service in England and France, has telegraphed to his wife in this city that he has arrived in New York and will be home within a fortnight. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 3 -

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. APPERSON have received a telegram from their son, Walker APPERSON, Woodland soldier, who has arrived in New York from France and will soon be on his way across the continent. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 3 -

Borden WOODS, Woodland sailor, has arrived in this city form New York. He was about to leave for France when he became ill with influenza and is now on a furlough to recuperate. 


SANTA ROSA (Sonoma Co.), February 3 -

A committee of twenty-five men and women has been named to confer upon three projects as a memorial for Santa Rosa’s soldiers and sailors, who participated in the war.

One is for a $100,000 hospital; another is for the purchase of a memorial recreation ground, embodying all the elements of the public park; the third is for a memorial clubhouse. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 3 -

Dr. and Mrs. D.H. MOULTON and children have returned from Washington, D.C., to their home in this city. Dr. MOULTON, who has been a Lieutenant Commander in the United States navy will receive his discharge from the service in San Francisco and then will resume his practice in this city. 


PILOT HILL (El Dorado Co.), February 3 -

Thomas K. BURNETT, who was stationed at Camp Kearny with the Sixteenth Division, has received his honorable discharge. He is now visiting in Sacramento with Mr. and Mrs. K. HAUSER. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 3 -

Private John SILHAVY, a member of the famous Fortieth Division, which saw active service in the last memorable battles along the Flanders front, returned to his home here form France, where he spent weeks in a hospital convalescing from a severe shrapnel wound sustained October 31st.

SILHAVY was wounded in the back and fought for more that three hours without realizing he was wounded until his Lieutenant called his attention to the fact that the blood was oozing through his coat.

He then was sent to a first aid station and later sent to a base hospital, where he was for nearly a month.

SILHAVY enlisted in June, 1908, and was only in the service a month when he was sent to France. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Sergeant Jason L. FRYE of Downieville, in writing to his folks at Downieville from France says:

We could have had a piano here if Lieutenant NORDSTROM had a truck to haul it. The other day they found it in one of old Hindenburg’s dugouts. They had iron beds and electric lights in their dugouts, and from all appearances intended to stay there for quite a while.

We were in a big cathedral recently that was built over 1,000 years ago. You would laugh at the French railroads, four-wheeled affairs with a brake on only one wheel.

I don’t believe there is any automatic coupler in either France of England. You could put two French box cars on one American flat car. 


COLUSA (Colusa Co.), February 3 -

Glen H. JACOBSON of Princeton, this county, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. JACOBSON, has written to his parents, saying he spent several days in Paris, had seen President Wilson and a large number of French, British and Italian dignitaries and was now on his way home.

He made seven round trips across the Atlantic and is on the U.S.S. Matolka. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Dr. W.F. CORBETT, who served in the British army, is visiting relatives at North San Juan. He was on his way back to England after a furlough, but received orders at New York that returned him home.

Byron LANDRIGAN has returned from Camp Mead, Virginia, having been mustered out of the army.


HAMILTON CITY (Glenn Co.), February 3 -

Mr. and Mrs. William HEINTZ received a letter from their son, Jack, who is in an army training school in New York, that he would return home with a bride, having married in New York last week. 


STIRLING CITY (Butte Co.), February 3 -

Clarence THOMAS has received his honorable discharge from the army and is visiting his parents here.

Melvin MILLER has returned to his home here, having been honorably discharged from the service.

Sergeant Lester HOFF has received his honorable discharge from the army and is visiting his relatives here for a few days. 


COLUSA (Colusa CO.), February 3 -

Grover BAKER of Sycamore and his brother-in-law, Lawrence JEFFREYS of Princeton, have just arrived home from Camp Lewis, honorably discharged.

BAKER is the husband of Mrs. Mary JEFFREYS BAKER, member of the County Board of Education.

G.G. MARTIN arrived home from Camp Kearny, honorably discharged. 


COLUSA (Colusa Co.), February 3 -

A.K. HARBISON of Maxwell has just heard from his son, John A. HARBISON, who is driving a big “caterpillar” with the 347th Field Artillery in Germany.

He says rain falls nearly all the time and he never saw a country so muddy as the district he is in.

“We are on the go all the while” he wrote. 


WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.), February 3 -

Sergeant Horace LEAVITT, who has been enrolled in an officers training school at St. Mary’s, has returned home with an honorable discharge. The soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. LEAVITT of this place. 


MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 3 -

Abe SCHNEIDER and John LUCERO, Marysville young men who were attached to the 346th **old artillery, are among the overseas boys who will be dismissed from service at the Presidio, San Francisco, this week.

Sergeant Thomas F. BURNS, son of W.F. (“Dad”) BURNS of this city, and who was invalided from France to the base hospital at Camp Fremont, is home on a furlough.

Others who have arrived home from Camp Lewis are Harry BARRIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. BARRIS of Linda, and Frank STINEMAN of Wheatland. 


FT. BIDWELL (Mococ Co.), February 3 -

Merrill MARTIN, oldest son of Fred MARTIN of this place, has returned home. He left here about a year ago and spent several months in France. 


MONTGOMERY CREEK (Shasta Co.), February 3 -

Walter CHASE, who was discharged at Camp KEARNY, has returned home. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. CHASE of this place.    


REDDING (Shasta Co.), February 3 -

Dalice SMITH, having been released form the navy at San Pedro, returned home Saturday evening. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Fred H. BECK, who enlisted in the American army a month following the entry of the United States into the European was, has received an honorable discharge and returned to his home “on Gold Flat.”

Beck was on duty most of the time in the Hawaiian Islands. 


NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 3 -

Alfred EDDY and John WEBSTER, who were recently mustered out of the army as Camp Kearny, have returned home. WEBSTER recently was ill with pneumonia. 


DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), February 3 -

Ellsworth WHITE, son of Mrs. J.M. WHITE, has been discharged from the navy and is home again. 


YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), February 3 -

C.E. SULLIVAN, graduate of the University of California and recently of the officers’ training school at Fort Scott, has assumed the duties of Farm Adviser of Sutter County, succeeding J.E. STILES, who resigned the position to engage in farming the Bradford place.

SULLIVAN was Farm Adviser of Imperial County when the war broke our, and he decided to enter the service.


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 3 -

Daryl BLEVINS has returned to Woodland after several months at the naval station at Hampton Roads, Va., as second-class signalman.

He tells that Shirley DREVER, another Woodland sailor, is still at Hampton Roads. 


YUBA CITY (Sutter Co.), February 3 -

Eddie PATTERSON, after a year of service in the United States navy, has been released and is home. He was a member of the crew of the Koningan der Nederlanden, a German ship seized by the Government. He made several trips across the Atlantic and cruised the Eastern Coast of North America as far south as Panama.

Paul ESENMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John ESENMAN, of this county, is home form an Eastern training camp, with an honorable discharge. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




Sacramento Bee

Thursday February 6, 1919 


Receiver of Now Defunct Bank of Santa Rosa Is Named as Co-Defendant

SANTA ROSA (Sonoma Co.), February 6 -

Suit for accounting has been filed against J.H. BRUSH and names as co-defendants Receiver Robert D. GARRETT of the defunct Santa Rosa National Bank and all others interested in the closed institution. J.H. GRAY and F.W. MADDOCKS are plaintiffs, and as a cause for action produce an agreement whereby BRUSH, GRAY and MADDOCKS were to purchase a large acreage in Capay Valley, Yolo County, for which BRUSH paid one-third, a little over $32,000, the balance bearing interest at 6 per cent, for which he gave his personal note.

The profits were to be applied to the settlement of the note, and BRUSH was to receive 7 per cent for his money. GRAY and MADDOCKS were to arrange for the subdivision of the property and its sale, for which they were to get a commission on all sales at the rte of 5 per cent, to include all costs, traveling expenses and advertising.

It is alleged that some sales were made, and the claim is made that somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 is the amount due the two other partners in this transaction.

BRUSH says that the deed to the Capay Valley land was included inadvertently in the deeds of property made to the National Bank. Receiver GARRETT declares that he can not surrender the property, and all is involved in the bankruptcy proceedings. 


Ten-Day Search for Elderly Modoc County Resident Proves Unsuccessful

FORT BIDWELL (Modoc Co.), February 6 -

Jake PHILLIPS, an elderly resident of this place who disappeared ten days ago, is still missing, although several searching parties have been looking for him.

He left here to walk to Twelve Mile Creek and never reached that place. For a time the searchers found his tracks, but wind has now covered these with snow. 


OAKDALE (Stanislaus Co.), February 6 -

That he once was offered the site upon which now stands the Palace Hotel in San Francisco for a paltry $100, is the statement of Lewis VOYLE of Knights Ferry. VOYLE says he refused to enter the deal. The site now is worth more than $1,000,000.

Instead of remaining in San Francisco, VOYLE left and entered the mining fields. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 6 -

Farmers owning land that is wanted for the right of way for the State Highway between Yolo and Zamora were visited by C.C. McDONALD, District Attorney; M.H. STITT, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and Asa G. PROCTOR, County Surveyor, who told what land was wanted for the highway, and that the county had decided that a fair price for the land would be two and one-half times its assessed valuation.

Practically all of the farmers interviewed were satisfied, and all property for the right of way, it is expected, will be deeded to the county by February 15th. 


Solano Supervisor Claims He Was Branded Pro-German By His Political Opponents

FAIRFIELD (Solano Co.), February 6 -

Upon the representations of Supervisor Charles E. CLAUSEN of Dixon that the had been grossly and unjustly accused of being pro-German by his opponent in the lat election campaign, the Superior Court has ordered an investigation by the Grand Jury.

CLAUSEN asserts the opposition showed various people a letter purported to have been written by CLAUSEN, which stated sympathy for the German Government and against the United States. 


Chico Stockman Announces Purchase of 6,950 Acres of Pasture on Stanford Ranch at Vina.

CHICO (Butte Co.), February 6 -

That he purchased 6,950 acres of range land of the Stanford ranch at Vina from the Stanford University Trustees is the announcement by J.A. BENNETT, rancher and stockraiser.

He has bought 3,750 acres in the foothills south of Campbell Creek and 3,200 acres in the valley south of Pine Creek. The price was not stated.

This sale is another step in the disposal of the Stanford farming lands, which has been indicated for several years. 


MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 6 -

Sergeant Maynard FRANK, who was critically ill with influenza and pneumonia at an Illinois cantonment, returned home last night. He has recovered from the illness. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 6 -

Elldridge PRUITT, fifth member of a gang of boys who recently startled the community with a series of thefts and burglaries, has been sentenced to the Preston School of Industry by Judge W.A. ANDERSON upon the showing that he has violated his probation.

At the examination it was shown that he had left the county without permission, had gone to road houses near Sacramento, and had further violated his probation terms by indulging in alcoholic drinks. He had been on probation for only two weeks.

The other members of the gang were all sentenced to San Quentin Penitentiary. 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 6 -

The Board of Trustees has been advised by Attorney Guy KENNEDY of Chico that it can proceed with its plan for a special election without fear of any illegality. Owing to the tangle over the failure to include the Assessor in the list of officers, whom it was proposed to make appointive instead of elective, it was feared that it might be necessary to annul the call for a special election.

KENNEDY advised to the contrary and an ordinance is to be presented on Monday, which will straighten out the tangle.

The special election has been called in order that with offices make appointive, salaries may be adjusted from time to time, and in this manner expenses retrenched, if necessary.   


CARSON CITY (Nev.), February 6 -

Mrs. Sadie HURST, representing Washoe County in the Assembly, has introduced a bill providing the husband must secure the written assent of the wife in disposing of community property.

The present law allows the husband may sell without consulting his wife. 


NEVADA CITY - All of the reservoirs of the Excelsior Water and Mining Company are being cleaned and put in condition for full capacity. Because of the lack of rain and snowfall, the company anticipates a water shortage next Summer, and every effort is being made to store all the water possible. 

NEVADA CITY - A committee appointed by the Council of Defense has arranged for a Roosevelt memorial throughout Nevada County Sunday. Every activity is asked to cease for three minutes at 11 o’clock, and the churches are requested to hold appropriate exercises in honor of the dead ex-President. 

GALT - The attendance in the Galt schools is gradually becoming normal. For the past few weeks the attendance in the high school has been normal, and in the grammar school 80 per cent normal.

Teachers and pupils of the Galt Grammar School have unmasked. 

RED BLUFF - The store and bakery of Joseph STRICKER was entered at night by burglars. Five dollars was taken form the cash register. The entry was through the rear window. 

MERIDIAN - Alvin KIMERER, whose foot and ankle were mangled in the gear of a caterpillar engine which he was driving, is improving. 

PLYMOUTH - At a meeting of the Supervisors in Jackson Monday, T.D. DAVIS, former Principal of the Plymouth Grammar School, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of John BLOWER as Justice of the Peace of Plymouth Township. 

FAIRFIELD - Arthur PINCOMBE had filed a suit in partition against Caroline BARRY, George PINCOMBE and the Vallejo Commercial Bank. The complaint alleges that Caroline BARRY and George PINCOMBE and the plaintiff own realty in Vallejo valued at $5,000. The plaintiff stated that a bank has a mortgage on the premises and an equitable distribution can be had only by a Court order directing the sale of the property. 

OROVILLE - From Buck’s Ranch down through Meadow Valley and over the summit into Quincy, is sixteen miles. Everett JENKS covered the distance in less that three hours last week when he was compelled to make his way on skis over snow measuring from four to five feet in depth. 


LODI - M.Z. REMSBURGH, former editor of the Escondido News Advocate, will conduct a weekly newspaper here which will be known as the Lodi News. 

RED BLUFF - R. DERR, formerly of Sacramento, has purchased the building he now occupies from Miss Maggie McCARTY, and is making substantial improvements to his bakery. 

OROVILLE - Rev. W.J. JOHNSON has accepted the call of The Congregational Church to serve as its pastor for another year. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Bee

Friday February 7, 1919 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 7 -

The Superiors have received a communication in which the State Board of Health suggests that Butte, Glenn and Tehama County join together for the erection and maintenance of a joint tubercular hospital.

No action was taken by the Butte supervisors. 


Theresa M. Boysen, Known as Belle Laurence, Passes Away in Reno

RENO (Nev.) February 7 -

Following an illness of three years, caused by a nervous breakdown, Mrs. Theresa M. BOYSEN, known in Grand opera circles as Belle LAURENCE, died at her home here. She was 36 years old and is survived by her husband, mother, brother and sister. She was a native of Bohemia.

The deceased is credited with having sung in famous opera houses of London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. She formerly lived in Portland, Ore. 


Yreka Inquest Jurors Believe Foul Play Might Be Behind Death of Unidentified Man.

YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), February 7 -

That the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the Shasta River two miles south of Montague, might have resulted from foul play was the verdict of the Coroner’s Jury following the inquest.

The man was about 55 years old, and the body was in a bad state of decomposition, as it had apparently been in the water for a month.


The murder theory arose because of several bruises on the back of the head and because the body was found in an eddy at the side of the stream, into which it could not have drifted from the main stream. 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 7 -

A bad check operator has secured $45 from Oroville merchants.

He first operated at the Ophir Meat Market. He presented a check for $22.50 in payment of a $1 order of meat. He was informed that the check would have to be cashed at the office. He then went to the office and informed the bookkeeper that he had been sent in there with instructions that the check be cashed. The check was signed with the name “Ed WALLS,” and was drawn in favor of J.E. BOWERS.”

From the Ophir Meat Market the bad check operator went to Hunter and Alpers Saloon, where he cashed a second check for $22.50. This check was drawn in favor of “George TAYLOR” by “W.H. SAMPSON.” 


Cottonwood Lodge Intends to Purchase Palm Hotel and Remodel Same.

COTTONWOOD (Shasta Co.), February 7 -

Initial steps were taken last night for the formation of a Pythian Castle Hall Association.

The organization has an option on the Palm Hotel, which it intends to convert into a modern lodge hall. Sufficient money has been subscribed to carry the plan to completion.

The first five directors elected are: Otto G. TRANTS, W.F. SMITH, E.J. FOSTER, E. ADDISON and E.F. LONG.

Attorneys have been retained to form the corporation. 



NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 7 -

Stephen B. OLDHAM, who died in Los Angeles, was well known among pioneers in the mountains, having handled the ribbons on the stage line between Downieville and Sierra City in the days when the late Dan COLE ran the line.

He leaves his widow and daughter. 


NEWCASTLE (Placer Co.), February 7 -

School will open here Monday.

No new cases of influenza have been reported. 


VALLEJO (Solano Co.), February 7 -

Formal opening of the bridge spanning the Mare Island channel connecting the mainland with the Mare Island Navy Yard, is scheduled for June 1st, according to announcements made to-day. 



BELLS - At Gridley, Butte County, February 5, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. George BELLS, a daughter.

RASMUSSEN - At Gridley, Butte County, February 5, 1919 to Mr. and Mrs. Nels RASMUSSEN of Gridley Colony No. 1, a daughter.

BOWERS - In Marysville, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor BOWERS, formerly of Wheatland, a daughter. 


GRASS-HEIKIKETA - In Fairfield, Solano County, February 6, 1919, to Fred Andrew GRASS, 38, and Olga Estelle HEIKIKETA ,28, both of Vallejo.

PERKINS-MONKHOUSE - In Fairfield, Solano County, February 6, 1919, to Douglas Perkins, 57, and Mary MONKHOUSE, 45, both of Vallejo. 


FAWCETT-KNIGHTEN - In Lakeport, February 5, 1919, Arthur Ernest FAWCETT, aged 27 years, and Nina Emelda KNIGHTEN, aged 18, both of Upper Lake.

APPLE-SUTTEN - In Marysville, Yuba County, February 6, 1919, by J.M. MORRISSEY, Justice of the Peace, George O. APPLE and Carrie SUTTEN, both of Gridley, Butte County. 


HUNDEFORD - In Fairfield, Solano County, February 6, 1919, Lillian R. HUNDEFORD against Charles HUNDEFORD of Vallejo. Complaint filed. Grounds, extreme cruelty.

McHENRY - In Redding, Shasta County, February 5, 1919, Lorraine McHENRY of Inwood from John McHENRY of Millville. Final decree.

VANNI - In Redding, Shasta County, February 6, 1919, Anna May VANNI of Delta from Henry VANNI of Arizona. Ground, failure to provide. Interlocutory decree.

FUGGITT - In Marysville, Yuba County, February 6, 1919, Jay FUGGITT against Gertrude FUGGITT. Ground, extreme cruelty. Complaint filed. 


ELLES - In Napa County, February 5, 1919, Mrs. Theodore ELLES, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 79 years.

BLOSSEM - In San Francisco, January **, 1919, Jessie BLOSSEM, daughter of the late Robert H. BLOSSEM and Caroline BLOSSEM, a native of Tehama County.

(Could be 10 or 11?)

CANONICA - At Vinton, February 4, 1919, Robert N. CANONICA, husband of Nataline CANONICA, father of Mary and son of Joseph CANONICA, brother of William CANONICA and Mrs. E. MORGAN of Reno, uncle of Alice TESSORY, aged 39 years, a native of Virginia City, Nev.

LYON - In Scotts Valley, Lake County, February 5, 1919, Georgia Ella LYON, wife of Edward E. LYON, a native of Texas, aged 34 years 8 months and 27 days.

SMART - At Colusa County, February 5, 1919, James E. SMART, a native of Tennessee, at the age of 76 years.

BEARDSLEY - In Marysville, Yuba County, February 6, 1919, Frank BEARDSLEY, brother of H.A. BEARDSLEY of Los Angeles and of Mrs. C.A. WIELSFORD of San Francisco, a native of California, aged 49 years. 



Butte County Man Tells Court He Changed Mind About Killing Self; Is Found Sane.

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 7

Marion Anno RAYMONDS, graduate of the University of Wisconsin, was freed yesterday of a charge of insanity, preferred against him by Nelson neighbors.

It was asserted RAYMONDS had gone into a field with intent to commit suicide. Raymond admitted he had contemplated suicide, but stated he had changed his mind.

He is foreman of a ranch near Nelson. 


RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), February 7 -

Lelice JOHNSON of Corning has pleaded guilty to having deer meat in his possession out of season, and fined $25, which he paid. Johnson, in company of Elsworth HOAG of Paskenta, was coming out of the mountains when the discovery was made by Forest-Ranger DURHAM, a Deputy Game Warden. Johnson admitted killing the deer.

The venison was taken from him and presented to the patients of the County Hospital. 


Fathers’ and Sons’ Week Will See Many Special Activities in Marysville.

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co,), February 7 -

For Fathers’ and Sons’ Week in Marysville the following program has been announced.

Monday night, discussion by the member of the high school classes of “Dad’s Special,” and stories of the boyhood days by father.

Wednesday night, addresses by Marshal DeMOTT, chairman of the State Board of Control, on “Fathers and Sons.”

Saturday, hike by fathers and sons into the country. Saturday evening supper in Jeffersonian Hall.

Sunday, special sermons in all churches, where father and son are expected to appear together. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 7 -

At the meeting of pastors of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of the Sacramento District, held there it was decided that the next meeting should be held in Sacramento during March.

Bishop Horace M. DU BOSE addressed the pastors and workers on the subject of the Methodist centenary.

Those in attendance at the sessions were: Bishop H.M. DU BOSE, Rev. R.U. WALRAVEN and wife of Sacramento; Rev. R.E. LOCKS of Colusa, Rev. T.F. HUGHES of Willows, Rev. P.M. BELL of Winters, Mr. FULTON of Winters, Rev. C.C. BLACK of Yolo, Rev. L.C. BEASLEY of Yuba City, Rev. H.F. Beaver and wife of Knights Landing, Mrs. McKLINTOCK of Knights Landing, Rev. M. FLANNAGIN of Williams, Rev. P.H. TALLY of Arbuckle, Rev. John R. KENNEY and wife of Woodland, L.P. JONES and wife and J.C. SPARKS and wife of Woodland, Mrs. E.E. NORTON, Mrs. Sarah HAYDEN, Mrs. RAEGER, Miss Alma SPARKS and Leland JONES, all of this city. 


GEORGE L. PORTER, President of the Afterthought Copper Company in Shasta County, and John T .MILLIGON, manager of the property at Ingot, are in San Francisco on business for the company.

Mrs. AMELIA BOHLE, who cared for her brother, Henry CLINESCHMIDT, Sr., in Redding during his closing days, has returned to her home in San Francisco.

MRS. E.T. ADAMS returned Thursday to her home in Blue Canyon from a visit in Redding with her old friend, Miss Sadie McFARLANE.

W.J. THOMAS, manager of the Overton Mercantile Company at Hobart Mills, has departed for San Francisco and Los Angeles for a month’s vacation.

HAROLD BLAIR, who has been visiting his father in Newcastle, following his discharge form the army, has returned to Berkeley, where he will resume his studies at the University.

MRS. H. FOX has returned to her home in Stockton from a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. THORNTON at Pleasant Grove.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Bee

Monday February 17, 1919 



MARSHALL - In Marysville, Yuba County, February 14, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. R. MARSHALL, a son.

VLOHOS - In Cottonwood, Shasta County, February 13, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. John VLOHOS, a daughter.

BARRAS - In Biggs, Butte County, February 14, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. Antone BARRAS, a daughter.

DOTY - In Biggs, Butte County, February 14, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. A.N. DOTY, a daughter.

McCUTCHEON - in Taylorville, Plumas County, February 13, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. John McCUTCHEON, a daughter.

TOGNARELLI - In Nevada City, Nevada County, February 15, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. John TOGNARELLI, a son.

HOOKER - In Grass Valley, Nevada County, February 14, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. Warren HOOKER, a son.

CAMPBELL - In Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, February 11, 1919, to Mr. and Mrs. J.D. CAMPBELL, a daughter. 


ORGAN-MITCHELL - In Chico, Butte County, February 14, 1919, to Kenneth R. ORGAN of Nevada City and Miss Marjorie MITCHELL of Chico.

BARNES-PRICE - In Susanville, Lassen County, February 14, 1919, to Charles BARNES, 34, and Ivy PRICE, 32, both of Westwood. 


GOMEZ-DAVIS - In Redding, Shasta County, February 14, 1919, by Judge W. E. HERZINGER, Edward GOMEZ, 23, and Mamie DAVIS, 18, both of Old Diggings.

RHODES-TAPLEY - In San Francisco, February 15, 1919, Mancil Edgar RHODES, 23, and Anita C. TAPLEY, 17, both of Vallejo.

KAYLER-CRUTCHEN - In Susanville, Lassen County, February 14, 1919, Anton KAYLER, 63, and Myrtle CRUTCHEN, 51, both of Westwood.

BARNES-PRICE - In Susanville, Lassen County, February 14, 1919, Charles BARNES, 34, and Ivy PRICE, 32, both of Westwood. 


DARE - In Redding, Shasta County, February 15, 1919, Gladys I DARE against Collin D. DARE of San Francisco. Ground, desertion; complaint filed.

PETTIS - In Fairfield, Solano County, February 15, 1919, Edmund H. PETTIS vs. Grace G. PETTIS of Vallejo; complaint filed; ground desertion.

REA - In Fairfield, Solano County, February 14, 1919, Emma REA vs. Joseph REA of Vallejo; interlocutory decree of divorce granted; ground, extreme cruelty.

COX - In Susanville, Lassen County, February 14, 1919, James M. COX against Caddie H..COX. Final decree granted. 


CHURCHILL - In Honcut, Butte County, February 15, 1919, Mrs. Nathaniel CHURCHILL, former resident of Marysville; a native of Missouri, aged 57 years.

HANK - In Oakland, Alameda County, February 13, 1919, Charles E .HANK, beloved husband of Mrs. Minerva HANK and father of Carl HANK of Oakland, Mrs. Gladys ALLEN of Vallejo and Mrs. Lewis MORRILL of Fairfield; a native of California, aged 55 years.

BATES - At Hobart Mills, February 14, 1919, Frank E. BATES, husband of Alice A BATES, father of Ila, Evelyn and Fay BATES; son of Mrs. BATES of Truckee, Cal., brother of Gertrude BATES of Truckee and G. BATES of New York; a native of Honey Lake, Cal., aged 42 years.

RETA - In Nord, Butte County, February 15, 1919, Annie RETA, survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary A. AMBROSE; a native of Portugal, aged 98 years.

ROYAL - In San Francisco, February 14, 1919, Mrs. Beck ROYAL, wife of Major William ROYAL of San Francisco; mother of Ward ROYAL of San Francisco, sister of James VALENTINE of Montana, half-sister of Mrs. W.J. ORGAN, Mrs. C.E. MULLOY and Hugh MURCHIE of Nevada City.

BREE - In Grass Valley, Nevada County, February 15, 1919, Mrs. Mary BREE, widow of the late John BREE, native of England and resident of Grass Valley since 1884; mother of Thomas E. BREE of Richmond and Mrs. S.F. MORGAN of Nevada City, aged 67 years. 

KENNEDY - In Windsor, February 15, 1919, Mrs. A.E. KENNEDY, a former resident of Chico; survived by a son, J.W.M. KENNEDY and a daughter Mrs. W.E. JENKEN, both of Chico; a native of California, aged *0 years 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 17 -

D.D. DRISCOLL, a lumberjack from Weed, was arrested here for furnishing liquor to a minor. He pleaded guilty and was fined $100, which he paid. 


Nevada Good Government League Want Strict Anti-Gambling Law, Without Amendments.

RENO (Nev.), February 17 -

The Good Government League has gone on record against the Chandler substitute for the Booher Anti-Gambling Bill, introduced into the Legislature by Senator CHANDLER of White Pine.

The substitute bill was vehemently denounced from the pulpits yesterday by Reno ministers, particularly Section 6, which fixes limits on stakes for various gambling games, and permits playing of social games for trophies and money prizes.

Would Hurt Sunday Schools

President C.E. MACK of the Good Government League asserts the Chandler bill virtually creates a school where the rising generation would be educated in the art of gambling, and would paralyze the educational and Sunday schools of Nevada. 


Chinaman and Woman Prisoner Enact Romeo and Juliet at Yuba Jail.

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 17 -

“That’s what you get for playing the Romeo and Juliet game around the County Jail.” is what Justice of the Peace MORRISSEY said to Elmer WADE, Marysville clothes cleaner, and Gee SUEY, Stockton Chinaman, who were caught by Sheriff McCOY conversing by night over the Jail wall with a female prisoner, Miss Shirley KING of Colusa, serving a term for visiting a local opium den.

Wade had a quantity of yen shee on his person when arrested. The Chinaman was talking with the woman in the second story of the Jail and was charged with vagrancy. Wade paid the $30 fine levied by the court for having the drug in his possession.

The Chinaman went to jail for thirty days because his countrymen refused to produce the money. 


WEED (Siskiyou Co.), February 17 -

George E. BRADNACK, formerly editor of a Dorris paper, now of San Francisco, is in Weed for a few days for the purpose of helping all foreigners who are desirous of becoming American citizens. Bradneck is in the employ of the United States Government.

Bradnack lectured at the Italian Club building in the Italian quarter and the meeting was well attended.

To-day he is working at the box and sash and door departments and will be in Weed a day or two yet, before the work is completed here as it is necessary for him to talk to each man separately. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 17 -

Rights of way for the State Highway link between Yolo and Zamora have been obtained by the Board of Supervisors over the lands of Miss Agnes BEMMERLEY, Mrs. Fulton STEPHENS, A.F. ANDERSON and Miss Emma CONNELL.

The Supervisors will be in session again this week to secure the balance of the rights of way. 


T.F. ASHLEY, mechanic of Yuba City, Sutter County, has undergone an operation in a San Francisco hospital for appendicitis.

DR. W.C. WILLIAMS of Alturas has gone to an Oakland hospital for treatment because of kidney trouble.

MRS. MAE MOORE of Redding is in Vallejo to spend the week with Mrs. H.A. WALLACE.

MISS FLORENCE HUNN resigned as teacher in the Redding schools to accept a position in the Berkeley schools. Her successor is Miss Gladys CUNNINGHAM.

JACK L. JACKSON of Arbuckle, Colusa County, has been visiting Florin relatives.

EARNEST FRENCH of Oxnard, Ventura County, has been in Florin, visiting his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. E.F. FRENCH and family.

MRS. CHARLES GLADDING of San Francisco is a guest of Postmaster and Mrs. COMSTOCK at their home in Folsom.

ANDREW and ALFRED DARLING and MISS VIOLA DARLING of Martell, MR. and MRS. WILLIAM DARING of French Gulch and Mr. and Mrs. J.J. MORRISS of Stockton recently spent several days in Folsom.

MRS. SETH MILINGTON of Colusa is visiting relatives in Galt.

MRS. GEORGE MEIR, a former Galt girl, whose home is now in Dixon, is visiting relatives in Galt.

F.B. HOSSELKUS, merchant and rancher of Genesee, is visiting his family in Berkeley, where his son is a student of the Berkeley High School.

MISS MONA GARDNER of Oroville was among those students at the University who passed the final tryouts for entrance into the English Club.

MISS VIOLA BURKE, Marysville pianist, has gone to San Francisco to attend a piano recital to be given by Josef HOFFMAN, noted player.

MISS CLARA WESTOVER who visited her sister, Mrs. Henry F. BERG, at Marysville, has returned to her Oakland home.

MRS. EMMA HOBART of Chico is the guest of her nieces, Mrs. A.B. MILLER and Mrs. G.W. HALL, in Marysville, Yuba County.

MR. and MRS. MASON BAILEY of Dunsmuir have gone to San Francisco, where Bailey, who was City Attorney in Dunsmuir, when he enlisted in the Army, will resume the practice of law.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

Tuesday February 18, 1919 

Oroville’s Marshal Sees Brother for First Time in Twenty-five years.

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 18 -

For the first time in twenty-five years City Marshal W.L. CURRAN and his brother, Robert CURRAN, met yesterday.

Marshal CURRAN’s brother, who has been a business man of Sioux City, arrived from San Francisco, where he received his discharge from the service. Although they had been separated for a quarter of a century, the two brothers recognized each other by photos that had been exchanged, and the greeting was a very happy one. 


James A. McMANUS Tells San Francisco Judge He Got Divorce at Reno.

SAN FRANCISCO, February 18-

James A. McMANUS, former president and general manager of a produce company of Marysville, to-day announced at a hearing of his wife Evelyn’s suit for separate maintenance before Superior Judge John J. VAN NOSTRAND that the Superior Court at Reno had granted him an interlocutory decree of divorce a week ago and that he would set up a supplemental answer asking the dismissal of the San Francisco action.

Judge VAN NOSTRAND continued the case a week to permit the wife to obtain a new attorney upon her statement that the lawyer who had been representing her, John H. CRABBE, formerly of Chico and Woodland, had refused to continue the case. She said she had paid him $157 and was now out of funds.

Mrs. McMANUS charges her husband with having an affinity in the person of his former stenographer. 


Federal Weather Bureau Men To Issue Warnings To Fruit and Nut Growers at Chico

CHICO (Butte Co.), February 18 -

T.F. DRAKE, meteorologist of the United Stated Weather Bureau, has been assigned to Chico for the purpose of studying climate conditions during the period when nuts and fruits are subject to injury from frost, and to endeavor to forecast as nearly accurately as possible the minimum temperature of each succeeding day.

DRAKE has arrived and expects to remain here for about two months. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 18 -

Hundreds of farmers are expected in Chico next week when a field demonstration and tractor show will be inaugurated as an adjunct to the State Tractor School here. It is proposed to utilize the Oakdale school grounds for what will be the biggest assembling of farming implements ever presented to the Chico public.

The enrollment at the school is 225, the largest of any school yet held. Twenty-five students of the Chico High School are taking the course. 


Iron Canyon Project Explained at Meeting of Glenn Farmers.

WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), February 18 -

That the landowners of Glenn County must organize into a district if they are to receive the benefits offered by the Iron Canyon project was the declaration of Secretary W.A. BEARD, Superior Judge J.F. ELLISON of Tehama county and Superior Judge Ernest WEYAND of Colusa County at the meeting of landowners here last night on the matter of inclusion of Glenn County lands in the Iron Canyon project.

The meeting was under the auspices of the Willows Center of the Glenn County Farm Bureau and was attended by about 200 people. No action was taken.

Must Meet Conditions.

The outside speakers declared the Government was prepared to go ahead with the Iron Canyon project just as soon as the landowners had organized and had agreed to subsidize and sell their land at a certain price.

BEARD declared the Iron Canyon project would mean an annual increase of $14,000,000 in value of farm products within the irrigated area, and an increase of $20,000,000 in bank deposits.

East Side Wants Water

Judge ELLISON said that if Glenn County could not use the water, many other sections desired it. One of these is on the east side of the Sacramento River, and the residents of this district, which extends from Red Bluff to Chico, have asked that their lands be included. Bondowners of Tehama already have begun organization of a district to deal with the Government of the matter.

It was pointed out that the signing of district memberships did not in any way constitute to sell land at an agreed price.

Colusan Organizing

Superior Judge WEYAND said the landowners of the Maxwell and Williams’ District had begun steps to organize and secure their inclusion within the proposed district. He also dwelt at length on the Orland District, detailing its great growth since the construction of the Orland project. 


House of Representatives Appropriation Committee Approves Plan for Post Office.

MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 18 -

That the bill providing $100,000 for a post office in Marysville has been favorably reported out of the committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives was the news given here in a telegram from Congressman LEA to Secretary C.H. CHACE of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce.

LEA stated that he had assurances that the appropriation would easily pass both Houses, and that Senators SHELAN and JOHNSON were vigorously supporting it in the Senate. 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 18 -

After a hearing that lasted for the greater part of the day, Mrs. Eva MARTIN of Richvale won her fight to have the custody of her sister, Lucina LISH, and her nephew, Charlie LISH, taken from her mother.

Testimony was presented that the mother of the girl and the grandmother of the boy was living in unlawful relations with D.N. HOLLY of Richvale. Neither HOLLEY nor Mrs. LISH attempted any defense.

HOLLY has a wife and family living in Washington. He is now under arrest.

The Court declared the children to be neglected children, and appointed the sister, Mrs. MARTIN, as their probation officer. 



PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), February 18 -

A short time ago announcement was made that Miss Lulu COOK had the distinction of being the oldest deputy sheriff in California in point of service.

Miss COOK received a copy of the Paris edition of the New York Herald carrying the item. The paper was sent her by a friend in the American Expeditionary Force, who had noticed the item. 


OROVILLE (Butte Co.), February 18 -

A will contest was filed yesterday in the estate of Ole LUND, former City Superintendent of Streets of Oroville.

The contest is filed by a daughter, Grace LUND SHAT of San Francisco, who avers that her father was of unsound mind at the time his will was made. 


Mrs. Caroline Lewis of Paradise Crossed Plains To California in 1860

CHICO (Butte Co.), February 18 -

Mrs. Caroline L. LEWIS, wife of Captain L. LEWIS, Butte County pioneer and leader of one of the largest emigrant trains that ever passed over the Lassen trail, is dead at her Paradise home.

After their marriage in 1860, Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS decided that they would spend an ideal honeymoon by journeying to far away California from Columbus O., in a prairie schooner, and at the head of a party the Lewises started out.

Crossed Country on Honeymoon

Their honeymoon was not all they had anticipated, for instead of the ease and comfort of present-day travelers, they met with numerous difficulties, including a number of battles with the Indians, and on entering the Rocky Mountains district as the South pass, the drivers of sixty emigrant schooners, known as the LEWIS, THOMPSON and McFARLAND trains, banded together and fought their way through to the Sacramento Valley.

Married Fifty-nine Years.

In a few months the couple would have celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS settled near Biggs, where they lived until a few years ago, when they moved to Paradise.

Mrs. LEWIS was 77 years old, and is survived by her husband and five children: John R. LEWIS of Biggs, William L. LEWIS of San Jose, Warren LEWIS, Virgil LEWIS and Guy T. LEWIS, all of Chico, and a grandson, Lieutenant Lyman T. DOTY, U.S.A., of Biggs, an aviator. 


COLUSA (Colusa Co.), February 18 -

Mrs. Sarah CARY, pioneer of this county, died here at the age of 96 years.

Deceased came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama sixty-seven years ago and had since been a resident of California, most of the time being spent in this county. 


LOS MOLINOS (Tehama Co.), February 18 -

Mrs. A.A. POWELL was called to Fresno Saturday by the serious illness of her daughter, Miss Jennie POWELL. Word has since been received that Miss POWELL passed away before her mother arrived in Fresno.

Miss POWELL’s death was caused by pneumonia. 


DELTA (Shasta Co.), February 18 -

George N. MURRAY, for ten years a blacksmith at this place, is dead at the age of 70 years.

Before coming to Delta, MURRAY lived a good many years at Callahans, Siskiyou County.

He leaves two daughters, a son and several brothers and sisters. 


RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), February 18 -

Mrs. Lottie SARGENT died at the home of Mrs. W.P. BURT in this city after a long illness. She was 76 years of age and the mother-in-law of Joe CASALE. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 18 -

Fred L. BENNETT, who died at Grass Valley, was a well-known resident of Chico Vecino and was a native of Napa, aged 38 years.

BENNETT was the stepson of Dr. A.M. GREGORY of Chico and Stirling City, and is survived by his widow and three children. The funeral will be held here under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. 


ESPARTO (Yolo Co.), February 18 -

J.H. CRANSTON, who died at his farm in Brooks district, was on of the settlers of the section of Yolo county.

He came to California when a young man, making the trip from Sacramento to Davis in a rowboat and on a handcar, going from there with buckboard and mules to Capay Valley, where he had since resided.    


STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), February 18 -

J. True WOODS, organizer for the State Federation of Labor and a member of the Executive Committee of the State Building Trades Council, died at his home while visiting with his family. Woods’ union affiliation locally was with Electrical Workers’ Union No. 591. WOODS had been an officer of the State organization for some time and recently had been active at Eureka in connection with labor troubles.

The deceased suffered an attack of influenza recently and this left his heart in a weakened condition. His death was quite sudden.

Left to mourn his death are a widow, Mrs. Mabel WOODS, three daughters and a son, Ella, Doris and Betty WOODS and Laurence WOODS. WOODS was a native of Wisconsin, aged 49 years. 


LINCOLN (Placer Co.), February 18 -

Frank GUILI, an Italian trackwalker for the Southern Pacific Company between this city and Sheridan, was attacked in the local railroad yards by two men, who knocked him unconscious and took $25 and a gold watch.

T.ROSA and Constable BEERMAN chased and captured the thugs, Steve POPOVICH and John STARAWILLIS.

They were arraigned here and sent to the County jail at Auburn.

The stolen money was recovered but the watch was missing. 


ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), February 18 -

Mr. and Mrs. E. CALDWELL of this city are in San Francisco to give their soldier son, Elmer R. CALDWELL, who arrived from Vladivostok, Siberia, a welcome home.

Young CALDWELL enlisted in July, 1917, when he was 17 years of age, and was sent to Camp Fremont as a member of the 62nd Infantry. In September, 1918, he was transferred to the 31st Infantry, and went with the regiment for Vladivostok. He was returned as an invalid for entrance in the Letterman Hospital.

His father is a Southern Pacific freight conductor.

Young CALDWELL was in the employ of the Pacific Fruit Express Company here up to the time of his enlistment. 


LOS MOLINOS (Tehama Co.), February 18 -

Postmaster Robert L. McDANIEL has received a letter from his son, Robert L. McDANIEL, who is one of the Auditors at the American Expeditionary Force headquarters in Paris, in which the story of a trip from Paris to Chateau Thierry and Soissons is told is a very interesting manner.

He tells of gathering souvenirs on both battlefields. These included three German rifles, five helmets, four bayonets, three heavy brass shells and a blanket loaded with machine gun ammunition and small arms bullets. 


LINCOLN (Placer Co.), February 18 -

Word has been received by C.E. FINNEY of this city from Washington that his son Edward, at Newport News, Va., has been promoted to the rank of Corporal.

FINNEY is a graduate of the local high school and enlisted about eight months ago. 


LOOMIS (Placer Co.), February 18 -

Gorman TAYLOR, who enlisted in the Grizzlies, has returned to his home here, having been discharged from the army. At the time that his regiment landed in New York he was transferred to a hospital on account of mumps, and reached San Francisco a few days ago.

During his few months in France he was detached from the Grizzlies and put on convoy service, carrying heavy ammunition to the front, and was at St. Mihiel at the time of the great drive. 


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 18 -

Harry SNOWBALL, soldier from Knights Landing, is now stationed near Metz, where he is doing office work at engineers’ headquarters.

In his last letter SNOWBALL wrote that he saw little chance of being returned to the States for many months. 


JACKSON (Amador Co.), February 18 -

Oliver WYLIE, formerly a member of the Jackson Jazz Orchestra, has returned from a military camp, having obtained his discharge. 


JACKSON (Amador Co.), February 18 -

Louis FOPPIANO, a Jackson boy of the 243d Infantry, machine gun company, is on his way to Camp Fremont Base Hospital.

FOPIANNO was overseas and is one of the nine of the luckiest men in the United States Army. There were only nine of the company of 250 men in the unit in which he served who survived the Argonne and other campaigns. Louis was slightly wounded, but is now on the way to recovery. 


SANTA ROSA (Sonoma Co.), February 18 -

The culmination of a pretty war romance that began in France, where she served as Red Cross nurse in a base hospital, came a few days ago when Miss Jessie COON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. COON of Guerneville, became the bride of Lieutenant Hugh O’CONNOR, who fought in France. The young couple were married in Portsmouth, Va., according to the word that came here.

Lieutenant and Mrs. O’CONNOR will make their home in San Francisco.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

Tuesday February 25, 1919 


CORNING - Jasper HOUGHTON sustained fractures of three bones of his right hand when a horse, upon which he was riding, rolled over upon him. 

WOODLAND - Announcement is made that S.H. GOODIN will take the place as night watchman of Woodland. D.D. DUTCHER, who has held the position for four years, has resigned and will go into the sheep business. The change will take place March 1st. 

MARYSVILLE - James THRESHER, employe of the Yuba Consolidated Goldfields Company at Hammonton, is under treatment in a Marysville hospital on account of a peculiar accident. While THRESHER was whittling with his penknife a block of wood fell driving the blade of the knife into his leg, severing an artery. The mouth of the wound was too small to admit of the physician’s probe an had to be widened. 

WILLOWS - Because of the inability to have all the details ready at the meeting with the Committee of Eighteen appointed by Chairman William DURBROW, the meeting to consider purchase of the West Side Canal system has been postponed until Thursday, February 27th. 

WOODLAND - With the entry of Charles CAPELLE into the race for City Marshal there are now three aspirants to the job who will ask the people for votes at the coming election. The other two aspirants are Marshal M.F. PACKER, incumbent, and Riley BENNETT. 

WILLOWS - The Glenn County Peace League representatives appointed to carry out the campaign in behalf of the League of Nations are: W. D’EGILBERT, Frank W. LEAVITT, William DURBROW and Mrs. W.H. WALKER of Willows; A.T. MOORE of Orland and James MILLS, Hamilton City. 

BECKWITH - SING, a Chinaman who does washing and odd jobs, had his hand so badly frozen that it may have to be amputated. SING, who was drunk, failed to reach his home, and lay in the snow all night. 

FAIRFIELD - Information charging Cristobal CAMACHE of Cement with a statutory offense against Carmen MARTIN, aged 13 years, has been filed. 

Superior California News 


Roseville Business Men To Accept Offer of Placer County Farm Bureau

ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), February 25 -

The Placer County Farm Bureau Fair will be held this year in Roseville. This was decided on last night by the business men of town and the members of the Roseville Center of the County Farm Bureau.

The meeting, presided over by Supervisor William HAMAN, went on record as being in favor of accepting the offer of the directors of the County Farm Bureau, of having the fair held in Roseville.

Farm Bureau President E.C. BEDELL will name the different committees at an early date. 


LIVE OAK (Sutter Co.), February 25 -

Establishment of a rural telephone system in this district has been proposed by the Live Oak Farm Center. A committee was named at the last meeting to take the lead in the movement.

Committees were named also to work upon the extermination of rodents and for better roads. 

“First Boy To Be Born in California” Dies; Was Napa Native

LAKEPORT (Lake Co.), February 25 -

A telegram ____ to Angus BOGGS of the Highland District announced the death of his cousin Guadalupe Vallejo BOGGS at Salem, Oregon.

Deceased is credited with having been the first white male child born in California.

He was born near Napa in January, 1847. 


Farm Owners and Operators’ Association to Enter Every County in State.

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), February 25 -

With its initial unit, San Joaquin County, thoroughly organized, the Farm Owners and Operators’ Association has decided to immediately take steps for a strong organization in every county of the State.

At the meeting of the organization here it was found that the members of the San Joaquin unit owned 101,435 acres of land, with nearly $8,000 in the treasury.

Albert LINDLEY, Chairman of the organization, presided at the meeting here, which was largely attended both by local farmers and farmer leaders of several other counties.

LINDLEY declared the helplessness of the farmer in every phase of his productive enterprise, and especially in the face of Organized Labor and organized business, will be remedied by the organized farmers.

The aims of the organization as set forth in one of the circulars are that the farmers may collectively, officially and directly demand and secure representation in all public conferences and upon all commissions and boards having to do with farms, farm production or farm problems, and that such farm representation shall be directed and backed by the full power of the agricultural interests of California. 


Nevada Senator Would Organize Public Utilities Commission of Three Members.  

CARSON CITY (Nev.), February 25.

The Assembly has passed Bill No. 98, providing that three men constitute a Coroner’s Jury. The measure is declared to favor economy and to expedite business.

Senator Summerfield of Mineral had introduced a bill calling for the merger of the Public Service, Railroad and Tax Commissions into one body to be known as the Public Utilities Commission.

Summerfield declares the bill will provide three Commissioners at a total salary expense of $13,200 for two years, contrasted with $45,000 at present paid every two years to members of the three commissions it is proposed to consolidate. 

SUE FOR $39,000

Owner of Land on Van Sickle Island Bring Big Suits Following Flood.

FAIRFIELD (Solano CO.), February 25 -

Bert R. CHAPLIN has filed suit for damages against Fletcher RAYMOND and John P. RAYMOND in amount of $39,000, alleged to have been suffered by result of poor levees surrounding their lands, thereby allowing a flood to inundate their tract.

The complaint alleges that plaintiff purchased the land known as Van Sickle Island from the defendants and thereafter a reclamation district was formed, with the two defendants as co-trustees. The complaint also alleges that the plaintiffs advised the trustees that the levees should be improved, but no heed was taken to the warning.

As a result, they claim, during February, 1917, a flood broke through the island, destroying feed and grain and prohibiting the planting of crops at that time, all to the damage of $39,000.

A similar suit was brought by Frank N. CHAPLIN and Mittie M. CHAPLIN in amount of $39,000 to cover a portion of the island purchased by them.


Lulu M. Wyatt, Wife of Yolo County Physician, Was Lifelong Resident of State.

WINTERS (Yolo Co.), February 25

Mrs. Lulu M. WYATT of this city, who died Monday morning after an illness on one week, was a lifelong resident of California. She was born in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, fifty-three years ago, and had been a resident of Winters for twenty-eight years.

Mrs. WYATT was the wife of Dr. M.O. WYATT and the mother of Fred, Erma and Velma WYATT. She was a sister of Mrs. F.M. WYATT of this city. 


MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 25 -

Sister Frances de SALES, member of the local community of the College of Notre Dame, in which institution she was teacher in the commercial department, died last night. Deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jane DALTON of San Francisco, and two sisters. 


RENO (Nev.), February 25 -

John C. ELLEDGE, Reno shoe merchant, died at a local hospital from the effects of an operation. He had been ill several days but appeared to be convalescing until within a few hours of the death. 


LIVE OAK (Sutter Co.), February 25

Mrs. Harriet ROBINSON, wife of Philip ROBINSON, former residing near Live Oak, and mother of eight children died yesterday afternoon of excess blood pressure, aged 54 years. The children are William, David, Rachael, Philip, Arthur, Clarence, Marion and Berthel ROBINSON. Deceased was a native of Iowa.


WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 25 -

Word has been received here of the death at San Francisco of the 1-year-old daughter of Dr. George WOLF. Mrs. Henry GREMESHAUSEN of this city, aunt of the child, has left for San Francisco. 


RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), February 25 -

Amy Belle HAWKINS, who died here, was 51 years old. She was a sister of Mrs. J.C. CHILDS of this city. 


ROSEVILLE (Placer Co.), February 25 -

The funeral of Luke L. COX, who died in Savannah, Georgia, on February 17th, where he was employed as a machinist in a Government shipbuilding plant, took place here.

The deceased was unmarried and was 36 years of age.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. COX, of this city, six brothers and three sisters survive him.


REDDING (Shasta Co.), February 25 -

Judge J.E. BARBER has appointed N.B. FRISBIE, President of a local bank, guardian of the person and estate of Peter PARIS, the insane murderer of Sheriff Albert F. ROSS.

Two other parties made application for the appointment, but Judge BARBER decided to name neither and induced the banker to accept the trust. PARIS has about $1,500 in bank. This money can now be drawn on through his guardian to pay the cost of his keeping in the State Hospital at Napa.     


Soldiers of American Forces Prefer Letters From Home: Supplies Are Plentiful There.

LINCOLN (Placer Co.), February 25

That letters are much more welcome than packages by the boys with the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, is the declaration of Edward HERYFORD of this city in a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. HERYFORD.

The young soldier is in Siberia, at a town called SPASCOE, which is 100 miles from Vladivostock. Writing on January 22d, he said very little snow had fallen and the ground was frozen, as the thermometer was sticking around 38 degrees below zero.

He writes in part:

The soldiers are warmly dressed and well cared for. The people in the States do not realize what heavy clothing is until they go to the North Pole, or Siberia. We have very heavy underwear and rubber overshoes.

Of course we are always glad to receive packages from home, but enjoy the letters more than anything else, as we have stores here where we can buy most anything we wish to eat.

The Red Cross issued us pajamas, socks, candy, smokes, chewing gum, tooth paste and cigar lighters.

We had the influenza pay a visit, but we didn’t know what it was until the war was over.

Every day is market day excepting Sunday. They bring wild hogs, black bear and all kinds of skins, also the largest deers I ever saw.

They use oxen and small horses for farming. The women drive the teams.

I am feeling fine, fat and hearty, and feel we will soon be coming home. 


Oakland Woman Sought by Police For False Nevada Mining Proposition.

OAKLAND - February 25 -

A woman’s shrewdness, the credulity of two men and a mythical fortune entangled with “The Lucky Girl Group” of mines at Elko, Nev., all figure in the background of a felony warrant issued for the arrest of Miss Florence W. BLISS, mining promoter.

Miss BLISS is accused by W.R. LANSDALE, manager of the Washington Market, of having muleted him out of several hundred dollars on false promises regarding the mine.

According to LANSDALE’s story to the authorities, Miss BLISS in November, 1917, employed him as manager of the mine at . . salary of $125, his wife as bookkeeper at $58 a month, and Virgil LANSDALE, a son, as assay assistant at $125 a month. LANSDALE says he shipped his furniture to Nevada, but received nothing for his services. He declared that when he employed an attorney, the woman left town.

Added to LANSDALE’s complaint is that of D.W. CHAMBERS, a mining man, who declares Miss BLISS hired him at $200 a month to act as superintendent of the mine, but paid him only $10. 


Captain Herbert O. Clarke Is Discharged From Service; Will Go to South America.

DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), February 25 -

Captain Herbert O. CLARKE, son of Judge C.O. CLARKE, has been discharged form the army. He was instructor of triangulation at Fort Sill, Okla.

Captain CLARKE and wife leave for South America next month, where CLARKE will survey propertied of the Pierce Oil Company. 


PLEASANT GROVE (Sutter CO.), February 25 -

Miss May LYON, who enlisted with the first call for Red Cross Nurses and has been in France for the past year, has returned to her home in Pleasant Grove. 


BUTTE CITY (Glenn Co.), February 25 -

Four boys from Butte City have arrived in Hampton Roads.

They will soon be back in Butte City, at work in the stores and farms.

Carl HEARD is a son of K.G. HEARD, pioneer farmer and business man, and a prominent war worker. Carl has been in the tank service, and is an expert mechanic.

Wesley LINVILLE is a son of A.W. LINVILLE, one of the most energetic farmers and orchardists in the Cordova section. He recently purchased the Overholtser place, considered one of the finest farms in the Butte City district.

Clarence WILLIAMS is a son of Rev. G.P. WILLIAMS of Glenn.

Frank DILLARD is a son of C.T. DILLARD, a prosperous farmer who lives near Glenn. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), February 25 -

Virgil B. DINNELL, who was decorated for bravery by Secretary DANIELS, is home on shore leave. He has been promoted to Chief Quartermaster.

John F. MURPHY has received his discharge from the army and has returned from Camp Knox. He was on the transport Northern Pacific, which went around off Fire Island.

Sergeant Edwin F. SMITH and Earl McCLAIN, who went to France among the first 50,000 Americans to cross, will be discharged at the Presidio to-day, and after visiting relatives and friends in the South for a week, will return to Chico. They were with the 20th Engineers. 


GRIMES (Colusa Co.), February 25 -

Jasper CHISHOLM has arrived in Grimes from Camp Kearny. He is the fourth of the CHISHOLM brothers to be mustered out of the service.

Another brother is in France. 


LOOMIS (Placer Co.), February 25 -

Ed SHEPARD of Loomis, lately discharged from the army, was taken to the White Hospital at Sacramento and operated on for appendicitis. 


BIGGS (Butte Co.), February 25 -

Henry BRINK, with the Ordnance Corps in France, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. BRINK, that he is well and has just returned from a leave of absence spent in visiting noted historical spots in France.

He expects to visit parts of Belgium and Germany. 


STIRLING CITY (Butte Co.), February 25 -

Sergeant Charles L. HOFF, who was recently honorably discharged from the army at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, has been visiting relatives here. 


BIGGS (Butts Co.), February 25 -

Fred WARDROBE has returned from Camp Kearny. 


AUBURN (Placer Co.), February 25 -

**nry FRY of Newcastle, passed through Auburn on his way to the Presidio, at San Francisco. He has been overseas in the Y.M.C.A. service.


DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), February 25 -

Ellsworth MILNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom MILNER, has returned here, discharged from the Navy. 


DUNSMUIR (Siskiyou Co.), February 25 -

Henry VAN DYKE has been discharged from Camp Kearny and is at his home in Dunsmuir. 


TRINITY CENTER (Trinity Co.), February 25 -

Captain W.A. ROWELL has returned to Trinity Center to remain. He was honorably discharged from the Medical Corps at the Presidio.

Captain ROWELL is a physician.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Bee

Saturday November 19, 1921 

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), November 19 -

John Mathewson EDDY, former Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce here and for years a newspaper man in Stockton, passed away yesterday following an illness that had its inception several years ago. Mr. EDDY was born in the old family homestead at Richfield, N.Y., June 16, 1851. He came to California when he was 24 years old and entered newspaper work in the political campaign of 1888, writing editorials for the Humboldt Times of Eureka. 

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com


Sacramento Bee

Wednesday Nov. 23, 1921 

(Note: this film is in very poor condition, but I thought that even partial info on vitals might help) 


BAIRD (Shasta Co.), November 22,

D.A. SPURGEON was arrested here yesterday by Deputy United States Marshal E.J. MULVY. The warrant was issued on a complain charging violation of the Volstead Act.

Spurgeon was taken to the County Jail in Redding pending arrangements for bail. 


CHICO (Butte Co.), November 23 -

While crossing the street at Second and Broadway last night, George PARRISH of Chico and Miss Cecelia BRADFORD of Dayton were struck by an automobile driven by W.C. LEWIS. They were not seriously hurt. LEWIS fainted after the collision. 


Sacramento Union

Wednesday November 23, 1921


                SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22 - Only 125 tones of turkeys arrived today in San Francisco against a normal for the second day before Thanksgiving of 200 tons. The general retail price was 60 cents a pound, although one market advertised birds at 49 cents and a free market to which farmers were shipping their products direct sold at 52 cents, two cents above the wholesale price.


  WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 - President HARDING has cummuted the 10-year sentence of Emil HERMAN, confined at McNeil Island, Wash., to expire December 24, it was said today at the department of justice. He was convicted in Seattle, Wash., in June 1918, of violation of the Espionage act.


PEKIN, Nov 22 (by the Associated Press) - The financial crissis, which threatened the stability of the government, has been averted temporarily through remittances from provincial military governors totaling 7,000,000 teals.


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22 - William C. ARBUCKLE, 21, brother of Roscoe Arbuckle, film comedian, and Miss Gladys C. KNIGHT, 18, a stenographer, were married Sunday in Redwood City, Calif., it became known today.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



Sacramento Union

Wednesday Morning April 11, 1923



YUBA CITY, April 10 - Joe MONACO, a barber, who took orders at his shop and then sent patrons to his home to secure wine, paid a fine of $440 to Justice of the Peace W.E. TUCKER, after he pleaded guilty. Sheriff Ben MANFORD, City Marshal C.E. MASTEN, and other officers took part in two raids Saturday night. At Monaco’s home they got 170 gallons of wine.

  Ben COHEN, also charged with violating the dry act, was fined $500 when he pleaded guilty. Liquor was seized on his premises. The officers had evidence that the men were making sales.



 YUBA CITY, April 10 - With the charge reduced from a statutory one to that of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, John MADIGAN of Marysville pleaded guilty yesterday in the superior court and the time for passing sentence by Judge K.S. MAHON was set for 1:30 o’clock next Friday afternoon. Madigan was to have been tried on the more serious charge today, when the case was called and the charge reduced. Attorney W.H. CARLIN pleaded for leniency for the man.



MARYSVILLE, April 10 - Mrs. Anna A. WALSH, 63, a native of California, and a resident of the Smartsville for the past 25 years, died in Marysville yesterday. She is survived by her husband, John E. Walsh, three children, Charles E. Walsh of Los Angeles, Walter L. Walsh of Marysville and Mrs. Hollister H. McKNINNON of San Luis Obispo and a sister, Mrs. Lucy PRATT of Alameda.


            Unidentified Woman Cause of Injury to Motorist

MARYSVILLE, April 10 - Mrs. Maurice OSBORNE of Chico was cut and badly bruised, but not seriously injured on the highway south of here last night when an automobile driven by her husband, Maurice Osborne, an employe of the Standard Oil company in Chico, was struck by a car driven by an unidentified woman, which skidded into the Osborne car. Mrs. Osborne was treated at the Rideout Hospital here. Both machines were damaged in the collision. Osborne, who was not injured, was on his way home. He did not get the name of the woman, who was traveling south and whose car was towed on to Lincoln. She was not hurt.


            Marysville Art Club Elects New Officers

MARYSVILLE, Apr 10 - Officers for the ensuing club year of the Marysville Art club were elected at the session of the club yesterday afternoon. The new officers are the following: Mrs. E.H. MACKAY, president; Mrs. Arthur CHASE, first vice-president; Mrs. J.H. WILKIE, second vice-president; Mrs. W.C. MORRISON, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Ina WELLS and Mrs. J.C. DOOLEY, recording secretaries; Mrs. E.B. STANWOOD , life member; Mrs. Carl K. SCHNABLE, Mrs. E.J. McGREADY, Mrs. Howard HARTER and Mrs. L.P. FARRIS, members of the board.



  James HALL was in town from Sycamore Monday.

  Mrs. Maude M. WELCH left today for San Francisco.

  Mr. and Mrs. W.D. BRADFORD of Arbuckle were Colusa visitors Monday.

  Thomas DAY was here from Arbuckle.

  Attorney Seth MILLINGTON, Jr., is in Sacramento on reclamation matters.

  Mrs. Henry J. OHRT is ill with pneumonia at Williams.

  Miss Anna Pearl SPAULDING returned Monday from Los Angeles, where she spent several weeks with her sister Mrs. Donald LAWTON.

   G.H. WESP and Charles KING of Williams, were here Monday on business.

   A. VAN WINKLE and family of Sacramento were week-end visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James MOONEY.

  Mr. and Mrs. George W. KIRKPATRICK, Miss Laura MacDOWELL and Misses Naomi and Helen KIRKPATRICK motored to Willows during the weekend.

  A.E. MAYBERRY and Frank LAMPHERE have returned from an auto trip to Westwood.

  Mrs. Stephen NELSON of Marysville was the week-end guest of Mrs. Theresa LITTLEJOHN.

  Mrs. Lydia BROWN of College City, is confined to her home with a fractured hip, received in a fall from the porch at her home.

  Leo COHN spent Monday with Oroville friends.

  O. JACKSON of Woodland and J.P. HALL of Arbuckle were in Colusa Monday.

  Attorney Victor CLARK and Raymond O’DONNELL of San Francisco, spent Saturday and Sunday in Colusa with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Oswald PUTMAN, and family.



  Miss Mae SECREST of Berkeley, assistant state home demonstration leader for the agricultural extension service, spent Monday in Oroville.

  A. REMMINGER of Bangor, was a business visitor in Oroville Monday.

  Miss Florence RIDDLE, student at the teachers’ training school in Chico, is visiting  her cousin, Mrs. Arthur W. FORD, in this city, during the spring vacation.

  J.A. McGILLIVRAY of Sacramento, and formerly of Oroville, spent the week-end with friends here.

  Mr. and Mrs. Jack HOPKINS are in Oroville for a brief visit.

  Mr. and Mrs. W.J. PREWETT and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer LUKENS of Auburn spent the week-end in this city.

  Mr. and Mrs. J.J. STEPHAN of Quincy, who have spent the past few days in Oroville, left this afternoon for their home.

  Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. GRIGGS had as their guest over the week-end, Ernest P. HOPKINS of San Francisco.

  District Attorney William E. ROTHE of Chico, spent Monday in this city attending to official duties.

  Assemblyman and Mrs. A.W. MATTHEWS of Susanville, sent the week-end in Oroville as guests of Mrs. and Mrs. R.F. PRAY.

  Mrs. Gertrude JORDAN of Berkeley, is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. L.W. PRAY, at the Durham land colony.

  E.P. HUSTON, Sacramento real estate man, spent the week-end in this city.


            Fox Is  Named Trustee in Woodland Election

WOODLAND, April 10 - A.W. FOX has apparently been elected city trustee over J.R. MITCHELL. This is according to an unofficial count of the votes, made this morning. Fox had 12 votes more that Mitchell.

  H.G. LAWSON was elected marshal, winning over Harvey GOODIN.

  Joe HARLAN, Mrs. FAIT, George KIRK, Laurence WRAITH and Lindsay MORRIS were elected school trustees.



  C.L. FINDLEY was a business visitor from the Hornet mine Monday.

  Charles KOOSER, farmer of Latona, paid the county seat a business visit Monday.

  James CONNORS, well-known mining promoter of Lower Springs, spent Monday in Redding.

  Mrs. Ferdinand BROWN of Dunsmuir was in Redding Monday to spend the day shopping.

  Miss Glenna WELLICK arrived in Redding from her home at Buckhorn station Monday to spend the day shopping.

  George W. BUCKHOLDER, who spent the winter at his mining property near Douglas City, Trinity county, arrived in Redding Sunday on the Weaverville stage on his way to San Francisco on a business trip.

  George GEHM was in Redding on Monday, returning to his home in Weaverville, where he is employed in the Weaverville Supply company’s store. He had been to San Francisco for the benefit of his health.

  Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. A.J. HOUSTON of the O.E.S. (Colored), paid her official visit to Morning Star chapter, No. 6, of Redding on Monday night. She is on her return from Portland to her home in Bakersfield.

  Mrs. Delle SAMPEY and daughter, Miss Grace Sampey, arrived in Redding Monday from their home in Medford, Ore. They were former residents of the Fern section.

  Le Roy POPE, farmer of South Cow Creek, came to Redding Monday on jury duty. He was obliged to walk seven miles before reaching means of transportation to Redding, owing to the heavy rains making travel next to impossible to his nock of the woods.



WOODLAND, April 10 - George RAY, arrested last summer while prowling on roofs in Woodland’s business district, will appear for trial April 17.

  The trial of Harry S. HOLDEN, held for issuing a number of bogus checks in Woodland has been postponed for a week and Joseph SAVATIER, former Woodland garage man, also under arrest on a bad check charge, and who was dismissed on a legal technicality, has been re-arrested. The date of his trial will be announced later.



  An unusually large number attended the dance given by the Loyalton orchestra last Saturday night.

  The cantata given by the Baptist church Sunday was one of the most attractive music events of the season. A large audience attended the affair.



  F. KATASE, the San Francisco rice buyer, who has been in this vicinity several weeks investigating in different rice fields, returned here again after spending the week-end in the hay region.

  Mrs. D.D. ROSA of this city, has been confined to her bed since last Friday, but is now convalescing.

  Miss Theodora PURKITT, who has been visiting here with friends, has returned to the Holy Names academy, in San Francisco.

  E. Clem LOWE of this city, has returned from a week-end visit in San Francisco.

  John SHARPNACK of Yolo, shipped in two carloads of cattle yesterday from the bay region.

  Miss Katherine SLAVEN who has been training in the St. Mary’s hospital, is San Francisco, is here visiting on the Simon ranch, in the Willow Oak district. Miss Slaven is recuperating from an operation which she had several weeks before her arrival in Woodland. She is formerly of Goldfield, Nev.

 Mr. and Mrs. Marion WHITEHOUSE and little daughter, Gloria June, were visitors in Woodland during the week-end. After visiting Whitehouse’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Whitehouse, they returned to their home in Oakland.

  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SCHLUER spent the week-end in Colusa county.

  Nick KOOKINIS went to San Francisco Tuesday.

  S. ALBER of Orland, roadmaster of this S.P. District, was in Woodland today.

  E.R. KIMBALL left today for Baltimore. He will make stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sedalia, Mo.; Hagerstown, Md.; Camden, N.J., and  return by way of Burlington, Ia.

  Father MYLES went to San Francisco Tuesday.

  J.M. GREER returned to the Pacific Methodist college at San Jose Tuesday.

  Mrs. Jack FINGLAND has returned from Auburn.

  A.C. STEVENS spent the week-end in Oakland.

  Elmer BYERS of San Francisco spent the week-end with his family in Knights Landing.

  P.M. BYERS of Marysville spent the week-end in Knight’s Landing.

  Miss Emma NARDINI returned form Los Angeles.

  Mrs. Annette Deaner ALLEN is here from San Francisco.

  Lee TEMPLETON of Sacramento spent the week-end in Woodland and vicinity.

  Jack CUSACK of the Monument district is ill at the Sister’s Hospital in Sacramento.

  Lester STRADER and Thomas NEWTON who have been employed in San Jose have returned to their homes in Washington.

  The Parent-Teacher association of Washington will give a benefit dance next Friday evening instead of April 20, as originally planned.

  Mr. and Mrs. R. SCOTT have returned from San Francisco.

  Clem LOWE has returned from San Francisco Sunday evening

  Mrs. Harry CHUB, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred LEISER, has returned to her home in Auburn.

  Mrs. W.T. CRITESER has returned from San Francisco.

  Mrs. Arlene DOREAN of San Francisco, is a Woodland visitor.

  W.H. RIPPIN of Williams spent the week end in Woodland.

  Mrs. C.C. MAHLER has returned from San Francisco.

  Miss Jean RUSH has returned to the state university.

  Miss Elsie WRIGHT has returned from a week-end visit to San Francisco.

  Mrs. William JOHNSTON of Yolo, has been ill is reported to be better today.

  Mrs. J.J. HAGAIN of Maxwell and her guest, Mrs. F.I. SELAYA of San Francisco, visited Mrs. L.A. MACE of Colusa during the week-end.

  J.J. O’ROURKKE and family of Colusa were in Woodland Sunday and Miss Helen SUMMERS returned with them for a visit of a few days.

  Miss Bertha SCHWAB has returned from the Bay Cities.

  Mr. and Mrs. H. THARP of Sutter county were in Woodland Tuesday to meet Mrs. Frank ROGERS of Oakland, who will be their guest for a few days.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




The Tuesday News

Lindsay’s Illustrated Feature Weekly

Lindsay, Tulare Co.


April 25, 1939




Funeral Held Yesterday For Mrs. Louisa James, 88

   Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Webb chapel for Mrs. Louisa James, 88, who died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emily Chrisner, on Kern ave.

   The Rev. J. Theodore Goodman officiated, and interment was in Olive cemetery.

   Mrs. James was born November 21, 1851, in Ohio.  She later lived in Missouri, coming here about eighteen years ago to reside with her daughter.  Besides Mrs. Chrisner, two other daughters, Mrs. Julia Newton and Mrs. Tyra Newton, both in Missouri; two sons, G. P. James of Missouri and C. W. James of Salt Lake City, and several  grandchildren, survive Mrs. James.


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Porterville, Evening Recorder


Lindsay, Tulare Co.

Apr. 23, 1962



   A Porterville financier and 60 year resident of the area, Joe M. [Milton] Ridgway, 63, died Sunday morning at the Sierra View District hospital following a heart attack.  He had undergone successful surgery only a few days earlier.

   A native of Hynes [Hinds], Calif., Mr. Ridgway came to Porterville area with his parents in 1902.  The family settled on what was known as the Sunflower ranch and creamery near what is now Cotton Center.

   President of the Finance and Thrift of Porterville at the time of his death, Mr. Ridgway began his banking career in 1916 when he went to work for the old Pioneer bank.  When the bank merged with the Security First National bank, he stayed on until 1946 when he joined Finance and Thrift.

   Mr. Ridgway was a member of the Porterville Masonic Lodge No. 303, past high priest of the Royal Arch Masons and a member of Porterville Commandery of Knights Templar where he had served as chaplain for many years.  He was also a member of Tehran Temple of the Shrine and was a past president of the Porterville Lions club.

   He is survived by his wife, Thelma S. Ridgway.

   Funeral services will be held at 10 am. Tuesday at the Myers chapel.  Cremation will follow at the Chapel of the Light, Fresno Crematory, in Fresno.

   Members of the Noon Lions will meet at 9:30 am. Tuesday at the Myers chapel to attend the funeral.



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Lindsay, Tulare Co.

July 5, 1962



JUNE 30, 1922


F. H. Boren former supervising principal of the Lindsay schools, now of Oakland, accompanied by Mrs. Boren, spent Wednesday in Lindsay.


A wedding of local interest took place on Friday, June 16, at the Stanford Memorial church when Miss Anita Compton of Oakland and Alva Daniells, of Lindsay, were married.


Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stegemeier and daughter, Martha, left last night for a three months’ trip in the East, where they will visit with relatives. 


Mrs. Joe Shirley and daughter, Madge, will leave Sunday for a two weeks’ stay at California Hot Springs.


Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Anderson, daughter Helen, and Miss Josephine Stanlay leave Tuesday for Spokane, Wash., to be gone for two months.



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Porterville, Evening Recorder


Lindsay, Tulare Co.

Dec. 21, 1966


SERVICES SET THURSDAY FOR MINNIE HODGE [Mrs. Minnie Dora Daniells Hodge b. Oct. 13, 1887 d. Dec. 18, 1966]]

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday in the Webb chapel in Lindsay for Mrs. Minnie Daniells Hodge, 79, who died Sunday in Canoga Park.  Burial will follow in the Olive cemetery.

   Born in Leadville, Colo.  Mrs. Hodge lived in Lindsay from 1903 until 1918.  She was the daughter of the late Ernest L. Daniells, one of the founders of the Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation district and prominent in early-day banking circles in Lindsay.

   Her husband, the late John Herbert Hodge, was also an early-day businessman in Lindsay.  He became interested in the transportation business.  His association with Pacific Greyhound, for which he was a general manager, took him and Mrs. Hodge many places to live.  For the past seven years she had lived in Canoga Park.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Reid and Mrs. Peggy Van Horn both of Canoga Park; one brother, Alva A. Daniells of Lindsay; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Woodward of Lindsay, Mrs. Maude Maxwell of Berkeley and Mrs. Julia Foote of Portland, Ore.; Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



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