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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Friday, February 2, 1906



Death of “Prof” MacDuff - Word has been received here from San Francisco of the death in that city a few days ago of “Prof” O.C. MacDUFF, who was for may years a familiar figure about the streets and in the hotels of Sacramento. The “professor” had a genial way about him and made lots of friends, upon whose bounty he existed. Some times, however, he would sell a formula for transferring colored pictures to glass. The “Professor” was always conspicuous with a silk hat tilted upon the back of his head and a red necktie upon his shirt front. MacDuff was about 65 years of age. He was found dead in a room in the Langham Hotel.

Final Divorce Decree - To-day Superior Judge J.W. HUGHES granted Lottie M.  GUNTER a final decree of divorce from Dalbert M. GUNTER, a year having elapsed from the date of entry of the interlocutory decree.

To Appraise Estate - Superior Judge J.W. HUGHES to-day made an order

appointing J.W. LINDNER, C.C. ROBERTSON and Irving NEEDHAM appraisers of the

estate of the late Mary A. CUMMINGS, relict of Charles H. CUMMINGS, for many years a member of the Funded Debt Commission of this city.

To Quiet Title - Samuel DICKSON has brought suit in the Superior Court against Roddy McGRATH, S.H. JONES as the administrator of the estate of Ellen McGRATH, deceased, and Mamie E. DUNCAN, as administrator of Della McGRATH, deceased, to quiet title to the west half of lot 6 the block bounded by I and J, Nineteenth and Twentieth Streets.

Rode on Sidewalk - Frank AZEVEDO was arrested this morning and charged with violating the city ordinance prohibiting the riding of a bicycle upon the sidewalk. The arrest was made by Officer RIBIE.

Early Morning Disturbance - An employe of the Art Dance Hall, known as Ruby, was arrested this morning upon a warrant charging her with disturbing the peace. It is said the woman figured to a disturbance that took place on lower L Street early this morning. Officer SCANLON is investigating the case.


Charles Wesley REED, of San Francisco, is in the city.  T.R. JONES, Superintendent of the Sacramento Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad, has returned from a trip to Sparks, Nevada..  Mrs. Wm. McGUIRE, of Tilsonburg, Ontario, is spending the Winter with her sister, Mrs. E.T. CROLY.

Mayor R.H. BEAMER of Woodland, is in the city to-day.


Their Graves in City Cemetery Bedecked With Flowers - A Record of the Dead The remains of J.E. LA RUE, a former resident of Sacramento, who died suddenly on the La Rue ranch near Davisville last Wednesday, were this afternoon laid to rest in the Sacramento City Cemetery. The body was brought here by train at 12:35 o’clock from Davisville, accompanied by members of the family and a large number of neighbors and friends from various parts of Yolo County, where deceased had resided for many years. Scores of beautiful floral pieces which had been sent from Sacramento, Woodland and other places were brought here with the body and placed upon the grave. A long line of carriages followed the remains to the cemetery.

Funeral services were held at the ranch residence at 10 o’clock this morning, the religious services conducted by Rev. DORRENCE of Davisville.

The Woodland Commandery, Knights of Templar, of which deceased had been a

member, also participated in the ceremonies the pall-bearers were Henry


Songs were rendered at the house by a choir.

Alfred Olson’s Funeral

The funeral of Alfred OLSON, a well-known business man of Sacramento, who died suddenly a few days ago, took place at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon from the family residence, 1711 N Street. There was a very large outpouring of friends and neighbors to attend the services and a great wealth of flowers was placed upon and about the coffin in the house, and also upon the grave in the City Cemetery.

The services at the house were conducted by Rev. C.L. MIEL, while Masonic

and Red Men’s services were held at the grave. The honorary pallbearers were

George W. LOCKE, Sr., William M. PETRIE, H.W. BRAGG, Peter NEWMAN, William

LAND and William TURTON. The active pallbearers, six in number, were selected from the Masonic Lodge to which deceased belonged and from the old Tribe of Red Men, four from the first-named and two from the latter.

Former Constable Dead

John H. DAVIS, a former Constable of Sacramento Township, died last Monday in Napa. He was a member of the Sacramento Aerie of Eagles, the remains were sent to San Francisco for interment, the funeral taking place under the auspices of San Francisco Aerie, No. 5. Davis was about 36 years of age.

Kensington Robbins Dead

Kensington W. ROBBINS, and old and well-known resident of Sacramento, died last Wednesday. For a great many years deceased was associated with the business house of the late Richard DALE. In his younger days Robbins was an ardent sportsman, being an expert with the shotgun. He had fame over the Coast as a trainer of hunting dogs, and he was also a noted billiard expert.  He was a brother of Edward ROBBINS. Deceased was a native of Illinois, aged 61 years.


The friends of Mrs. B.W. CAVANAUGH will regret to learn that she is quite low at her residence, 814 Ninth Street, with an ailment to her throat. It has been necessary to operate upon her six times, and her throat is in such a condition that she can hardly take nourishment. Her grief over the recent death of her husband makes her condition all the more critical.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Evening Bee Sacramento, Cal

Friday, March 16, 1906

Page 6

Everything Indicated That Murder Is Back Of The Courtland Mystery, And

Affair Is Being Probed

COURTLAND (Sacramento Co.), March 16 - The doctor’s examination of the body of Patrick FAHEY, found yesterday in Chinatown, as told in last evening’s Bee, was finished last night, and every indication bears out the murder theory, Dr. LINDSAY, the physician who conducted the examination, says that the man has not been dead more than three days at the most. Although there was over five and a half feet of water in the outhouse where the body was found, the doctor claims that death was not from drowning, as there was no water in the lungs and the hands were open.

There are no marks of violence on the body, except a slight discoloration over one eye. The body is in a comparatively good state of preservation.  The body, as already told in The Bee, was found about 5:30 Wednesday evening by a Japanese, who, however, failed to notify the Constable until shortly after noon yesterday. He had in the meantime secured a Japanese interpreter from Sacramento, and after his arrival, word of the discovery of the body was sent to W.B. CALLOWAY, the Constable. The Coroner arrived late yesterday afternoon from Sacramento, and the body has been taken there, where the inquest will be held.

The following Japanese were arrested on suspicion last night about 10:30:

Y. Gabayushi, J. Yanagawa and H. Kubo.

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The Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal

March 17, 1906

Page 6

Residence Burned

FREEPORT (Sacramento Co.), March 17 - The residence of Frank GOVERNOR, Sr., was completely destroyed by fire yesterday. The blaze was caused by a defective flue and before the family knew it the entire roof of the home was inflames. Efforts to save it were without avail. The loss will amount to several thousand dollars, fully covered by insurance.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday, March 22, 1906

Page 6


Wood Chopper Finds Bank Note in Barn

FAIROAKS (Sacramento Co.), March 22 - Felix JERRAILES, a wood chopper and charcoal burner, who has been working for the last two months on what is known as the “Bald Spot” near this place, while tearing down an old log barn found a roll of bank notes, with a face value of $270, tucked away in an auger hole.

One of the bills was a $100 note on a New York bank with the date 1830, which has been found worthless. The rest were treasury notes and are worth face value.

Jerralles, after a windfall of this sort, finds he is unable to cut any more wood and will leave for newer pastures. The old barn, which is more of a dug-out, was no doubt in use by the early miners and has been in a tumble-down condition beyond the memory of the eldest resident.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Friday, March 30, 1906

Page 5


Inquest Develops Startling Fact That Death Was Due Partly to Poisons and Partly to Asphyxiation.

STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.), March 30 - The inquest on the body of A.N.  McVICAR, conducted this afternoon by Coroner SOUTHWORTH, developed the fact that the deceased had been put into the trunk alive, and that death was due partly to the poisons administered and partly to asphyxiation.  Dr. J.P. HULL, one of the autopsy surgeons, stated that the presence of a large quantity of blood in the trunk showed conclusively that the man must have been alive, though probably in a stupor, when he was placed in the trunk, as the breaking of a blood vessel after death would have caused little or no hemorrhage. A blood vessel in the nose was ruptured.  There was no blood found in the room. The condition of the lungs and other organs gave evidence of asphyxiation, and the report of the chemist showed chloral hydrate and morphine.


Mrs. Le Doux Was Married Soon After Receiving a Decree

D.L. DONNELLY, of this city, says he is well acquainted with Mrs. Emma LE DOUX, the woman confined in the County Jail at Stockton, charged with having murdered McVICAR and packing his body in a trunk. Donnelly says the woman is bold and coarse in her manner. He procured a divorce for her, as her attorney, at Jackson, Amador County, in 1898, from a man named BARRETT. The new State law which prohibited a divorced person marrying until one year had elapsed had shortly gone into effect. Donnelly says that during the divorce proceedings he learned the woman had planned to marry immediately after she got the decree, and he so informed Judge RUST of the Superior Court. Judge Rust granted the divorce and at the same time cautioned the woman against marrying until a year had elapsed.

But she did not care for the laws and boldly walked into the County Clerk’s office and demanded a license to marry “Billy” WILLIAMS at the same time saying she was determined to have Judge Rust, who had cautioned her against marrying so soon, tie the matrimonial knot.  The County Clerk, however, refused to grant the license. But that did not worry the woman much, for she and Williams went to Reno, Nevada, the next day, and were wedded. Then they went to Arizona, and there Williams died a short time afterwards. The woman says he was a victim of miners’ consumption. When she came back to California she married Le Doux and lived with him near Jackson. She also, it appears, lived with McVicar, whom she is accused of having murdered.


Burials In Helvetia Cemetery Suspended

In One Grave Dug a Few Days Ago the Water Is Now Two Feet Deep - Bodies Allowed to Rest Temporarily in Receiving Vault.

The undertakers of this city are having a great deal of trouble with Helvetia Cemetery because of the high water which prevails in that section at this time of year.

The cemetery proper is on much higher ground than McKinley Park, but burials are impossible because the graves fill with water as soon as dug.  This fault has caused the postponement of several funerals of late, the local undertakers having to keep the bodies in the public vault at the City Cemetery until such time as the water has receded sufficiently to allow the graves being pumped out. In one of the graves dug several days ago, the water is two feet deep. This condition is explained by a local undertaker who states that the ground has been cut up so much of late years that it has become porous, and allows of freer seepage than would otherwise be the case.  Coupled with this it may be stated that I Street in the neighborhood of the cemetery is absolutely impassable, the water being quite deep on the street. It is impossible to reach the burial ground from the G-Street car line because of the high water coming from McKinley Park. This leaves J Street as the only entrance, and as that street has been overflowed during the past few days the holding of funerals has been absolutely impossible.


Told to Leave Town - Thomas WILLIAMS and J.J. HURLEY, two vagrants, were given two hours to get out of town by Justice MARCH in the City Justice’s Court this morning.

Final Divorce Decrees - Judge SHIELDS, in Department 2 of the Superior court, this afternoon granted four final decrees of divorce as follows:

Harry A. SMITH from Winnie A. SMITH; Bessie E. ROACH from William H. ROACH;

Florence M. FITZSIMMONS from Christopher FITZSIMMONS; Minnie M. HIDINGER from F.W. HIDINGER.

Added an Attorney - Upon a motion made by the attorneys for plaintiff in the suit of the Western Pacific Railway Company vs. Louis BREUNER, et al., Judge HUGHES this afternoon made an order adding A.L. SHINN as an attorney of record for the plaintiff in the action.


Vivian HART, a student at Stanford University, is home on a visit to his parents, Judge and Mrs. E.C. HART.

Dr. R.H. BOWERS has returned from Santa Cruz.

Governor PARDEE went to San Francisco this afternoon.

Secretary of State Charles F. CURRY is in San Francisco.


Last evening when an adjournment was taken in the case of Charles MACK, one of the thugs who assaulted Officers J.A. WILSON and Arthur D. RYAN at the Art Saloon, seven jurors had been selected. Mack is charged with assault with intent to commit murder. The list of talesmen having been exhausted an adjournment was taken until 1:30 o’clock this afternoon, a special venire having been ordered, returnable at the hour named. The jurors who were chosen up to the hour of adjournment are: P. VAN HATTON, Henry ALLTUCKER, J.P. MAMPLE, E.R. EDWARDS, F.B. TAYLOR and James LOWRY.

Japanese Woman Accidentally Shot

A Japanese woman whose name could not be learned was accidentally shot in the leg late last night by an Austrian, Nick BEN. The woman and her husband run a small shooting gallery on L Street, and it was while handing Ben a loaded gun that the woman was shot. Ben was arrested by the Police and is detained at the station, though the officials believe that the shooting was accidental. He will probably be discharged when the officers who are investigating the matter make their report.

Forger Will Be Brought Back

Governor PARDEE to-day issued a requisition upon the Governor of Pennsylvania for the return to this State of Frank L. FULLEN, now under arrest at Beaver, that State. Fullen is wanted in San Francisco on a charge of having forged a certified check for $1800 on a West Virginia bank and collecting upon it from a San Francisco bank. Detective Edward GIBSON, of San Francisco, left for Pennsylvania for Fullen to-day and on the return trip will be accompanied by the cashier of the West Virginia bank, who will press the prosecution of the forger.

Want Easton’s Sentence Commuted

Governor PARDEE has received a petition praying that the death sentence pronounced upon George C. EASTON for murder committed in Dixon, Solano County, be commuted to life imprisonment. A protest against granting the petition for clemency has also been received by the Governor. This is signed by many prominent residents of Dixon and vicinity, who declare that murder was brutal and unprovoked.

Easton will be hanged at Folsom next Friday, unless the Governor interferes. As yet he has taken no action in the case.

Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com



The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Monday, June 11, 1906

Page 7

2000 People at Holy Crown Picnic

FREEPORT (Sacramento Co.), June 11 - Holy Crown picnic was a great success, and this year it was attended by a much larger crown than usual. The steamer Joaquin No. 3 brought down a load of people from Sacramento, numbering about 600. Dancing commenced at 9 o’clock Saturday night and will continue until Tuesday night, a continual round of pleasure.

When the steamer arrived Sunday morning at the grounds all the people formed in line, with the Freeport Union Band in the lead, and marches to the church, about a mile away, to attend high mass and witness the crowning of the Queen, Miss Leonora SILVA. After the mass, the crowning took place among a great display of banners and much singing, Miss Rose SOTO, Clara SOTO, William SOTO, Mrs. ROSE and Mrs. HANLON, of Franklin, leading the choir, with several children in addition.

Then the march back to the hall took place. Ladies of the Lodge S.P.R.S.I in the lead, with their banner, and the Gentlemen’s Lodge, I.D.E.S., next, the band following. Then came the Queen, with her guard of about eighty children, ranging from 8 years old to 15. The People followed on foot and in vehicles. All told, there were about 2000 attended the picnic.

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, June 12, 1906

Page 5


Estate of Wagner - Nicolaus and Amelia THIELEN, who have been administering upon the estate of Jacob WAGNER, deceased, have filed their final account in the Superior Court. It shows that WAGNER left real property in the city of the value of $4500, and the personal property will bring the estate up to a valuation of $7507.29.

Go to Los Angeles - Dr. W.R. CLUNESS and son, Dr. W.R. CLUNESS, Jr., former residents of Sacramento, who have interests in the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California, whose building in San Francisco was destroyed by the fire, have removed to Los Angeles, which will hereafter be the principal place of business of the Company.

Wednesday Evening Social - The first Wednesday evening social of the season will be given to-morrow night at Oak Park. Music for the occasion will be furnished by a band.

Epworth League Meeting - To-night a sub-district meeting of the Epworth League will be held at the Central M.E. Church. George D. KELLOGG, of Newcastle; Rev. W.H. LLOYD, of Folsom, and W.S. KENNETY, of that city, will be the speakers.

Completing a History - T.J. SCHOONER has returned to Sacramento from a trip through Superior California, where he has been collecting material to be added to a new edition of his history, “The Life and Times of John A.  SUTTER.” He will add a new chapter to his book relating to the life of Peter LASSEN.

Application Denied - Judge SHIELDS, of the Superior Court, has denied the application of the defendant in the suit of Lucy R. WING for a divorce from Frank R. WING, for a change of venue to San Diego County, where he resides.  The plaintiff lives in Sacramento. The Court holds that the application for change of venue was made too late, and that the motion for a change of place of the trial must be made at the time the party appears.

Sent to Asylum - E.S. DOWD, who at one time held the position of Deputy Constable at Oak Park, and who was well-known throughout the county, has been committed to the Insane Asylum at Stockton. DOWD has not been mentally strong since last November, when he was injured by a kick from a horse.


Mr. and Mrs. T.T. WISEMAN, accompanied by Miss Gertrude WISEMAN, left to-day for an extended visit to New York.

W.E. MACKENZIE, editor of the Placerville Nugget, was a visitor to Sacramento to-day.

Japanese Was a Poor Marksman

About 1 o’clock yesterday morning four shots were fired on I street, between Fourth and Fifth, but so far as can be learned, no damage was done.  According to the stories going about, a Japanese gambler named HAYADA went to 408 I Street, and kicking in the front door, sought the presence of a Japanese woman named Hanna. He was successful in his search and promptly started to empty the contents of his revolver at the fleeing woman. None of the shots took effect, and his prey having escaped. HAYADA departed and is now in hiding.

Woods-Daly Wedding To-Day

At the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. J.H. WOODS, a quiet wedding was solemnized this morning, Miss Edna A. WOODS and Frank B. DALY being the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles F. OEHLER.  Miss WOODS is an accomplished musician, both as a player and singer. With her mother she has lived in Sacramento all of her life, and as a Native Daughter has a large circle of friends among the younger people, who will be both surprised and delighted to hear of her marriage.  Mr. DALY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DALY, of San Francisco, and has many friends in Sacramento.

Following the wedding the young couple departed to their honeymoon trip to the Coast resorts, and on their return will be at home to their friends after June 20th, at 1711 K Street.


Grace Pennington To Face Two Serious Counts

One Accuses Her of Grand Larceny and the Other Declares She Is a Perjurer - Body May Later on Take Up Case of Martin Kelly.  The Grand Jury has been in session to-day listening to matters in connection with the case of Grace PENNINGTON, a dissolute young woman now confined in the County Jail.  A few months ago a commercial traveler lost a large roll of greenbacks while he was gambling in a saloon on K Street, between Third and Fourth.

A man named McCOSH, a bartender in the saloon, was arrested on a charge of having stolen the money, and at the preliminary examination the PENNINGTON woman swore she had seen the bartender take the money. The bartender was held to answer to the Superior Court. When the case came to trial the woman was called to the stand. She swore she had lied at the preliminary examination and in a subsequent interview with officials almost admitted she had taken the money herself. She was ordered locked up.  This afternoon the Grand Jury reported to Judge SHIELDS and handed up two indictments against the PENNINGTON woman. One charges her with perjury, the other with grand larceny. Her bail was fixed at $3000 on each charge.  The Grand Jury at its present session may take up the case of Martin KELLY, the San Francisco politician who was arrested several months ago on a charge of perjury. The case has ever since been on file in the Court of Township Justice CLARKEN. In fact, it has been there for more than a year.  It was said KELLY had told Senator C.M. BELSHAW that he had received a $50 marked bill, one of the number claimed to have been sent here to Senators EMMONS, BUNKERS, FRENCH and WRIGHT, who were expelled from the Senate for bribery. Afterward, however, at an investigation before the Grand Jury KELLY said his daughter had told him she had one of the marked bills, which he had given her. It developed later, he claimed, that after an investigation the note was not of one of the numbers on the bills alleged to have been marked to trap the Senators.

Arrested After a Year’s Time

L. Nizitich Taken Into Custody On Old Charge

In the City Justice’s Court this morning the case of Lawrence NIZITICH, arrested on a charge of seduction, was continued for one week. The complaint was issued more than a year ago, but up to yesterday the police were unable to locate the accused. It is alleged that he fled from the city when he learned that he was to be prosecuted.

Walter WILLIAMS, charged with battery, pleaded guilty and was fined $40.  Some time last month WILLIAMS, who is in charge of the street-paving operation on J Street, had a dispute with John CLAUSS because the latter drove over some freshly laid asphaltum. According to the testimony, WILLIAMS struck CLAUSS several terrific blows in the face, and the fine was the result.


Yet The Proprietor Is Not Broken Of Heart

The store of the Aki Company, conducted by Japanese at 1128 Fourth Street, was broken into last night, the stock lightened by about $250 worth of silk handkerchiefs, and the firms’ assets by about $5 in small change.  The burglars entered through the skylight last night, by means of a stout rope which was found hanging there this morning. They took nothing except the silk handkerchiefs which were on display in one of the showcases, and they stole all of these. They removed all their booty evidently by climbing through the skylight.

The Japanese manager smiled teethfully this afternoon, and assured a Bee reporter that his heart was not rent with anguish. He was, indeed, pained by the loss of his valuable handkerchiefs, but he was not prostrated with grief.

Death Claims Sweet Singer

Hazel M. SCHAD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip STEINER, died in this city last night after a long illness. As Hazel STEINER she was well known to the music-loving public of Sacramento, having appeared at many concerts, particularly those given for charity.

Although but 15 years of age, she possessed a voice of remarkable sweetness and purity, over which she exercised marvelous control. She was a native of this city. The funeral will be private.


Railroad Man’s Explanation of Coin Getting

Had Extended Personal Favors in Way of Getting Jobs for Workers and Believed He Was Being Rewarded for Help He Had Given Them.  A rather interesting case developed this morning in the Court of Township Justice R.M. CLARKEN, in a suit brought by George B. HENRY, a collector, against George A. KNOBLAUCH, to collect $70 alleged to have been borrowed from John PATRICK in 1890. KNOBLAUCH was at one time the night foreman of the round-house of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in this city, but for several years he has been the Company’s yard foreman at Ashland, Oregon.  PATRICK, who had formerly worked in the railroad shops, claimed the money was given in two loans to KNOBLAUCH, $50 at one time and $20 at another.  KNOBLAUCH admitted that he had received money from PATRICK, but denied that it was a loan. He said he understood that it came to him as a gift in return for favors extended to PATRICK and some of his friends. He said he had secured positions for friends of PATRICK, at the latter’s request, and that he had secured the transfer of PATRICK from a night to a day job. He had also at one time come to the front and saved PATRICK from expulsion when he was threatened. He said PATRICK had told him he and his friends wanted to reward him. KNOBLAUCH said he had never considered that he owed PATRICK any money.

KNOBLAUCH was asked by the attorney for PATRICK if it was permissible for railroad officials to receive money from the men under them.  An objection to this, made by the attorney for KNOBLAUCH, was sustained.  PATRICK’s attorney next asked KNOBLAUCH if he had ever said, since the filing of the suit against him, that the money was only given to him as a bribe to get jobs for men.

The attorney for the witness argued that this matter was immaterial and incompetent. The Court overruled the objection, and KNOBLAUCH answered he had only declared that he did not owe PATRICK anything. He denied saying the money had been given him as a bribe. In reply to a question, KNOBLAUCH said he had been prepared at all times to pay such a sum of money to PATRICK if he considered that he owed it.

PATRICK denied that he was ever under any obligations to KNOBLAUCH.

Justice CLARKEN said that as the question of the Statute of Limitations had been raised, it should be remembered that it had been shown that KNOBLAUCH had remained in Sacramento eighteen months after the alleged load before going to Oregon. The plaintiff had slept upon his right when he failed to bring suit to recover the money. There was a question of doubt, said the Court, as to whether the passage of the money was a gift or a loan.  Judgement was given for the defendant without costs.

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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, June 13, 1906

Page 5


Former Sacramentan Dies in Iowa City

Word reached this city last night of the sudden death in Iowa City, Iowa, of Bert TOWNSEND, a former Sacramentan, and son of Mr. and Mrs.  William E.  TOWNSEND, of 2010 K Street. He had been visiting his parents in this city, and left but a week ago for Kansas City. He reached the home in Iowa City of his uncle, Dr. SCHRADER, dean of the State University, where he was suddenly taken ill and passed away. Heart disease is believed to be the cause of death.

Deceased was reared in Sacramento and was 27 years of age. He was at one time a student of the Sacramento High School, but left for Iowa City before he completed the course. He finished his education at the State University of Iowa, and graduated with a B.A. degree.

He afterward took up newspaper work, and became the editor of a daily journal in Iowa. He also contributed articles to magazines. He was a young man of bright intellect and his sunny disposition won him hosts of friends.  Besides his bereaved parents he leaves a brother, Louis TOWNSEND, of the Wells-Fargo-Nevada Bank, of San Francisco, the mother and brother left last night for Iowa City to attend the funeral.

“Judge” Kean Answers Summons


“Judge” Patrick H. KEAN, an old-time politician of Calaveras County, died last Monday at San Andreas, where he had resided for a great many years. For several years past he had been a sufferer from a paralytic stroke.  KEAN was widely known in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. For years he was a familiar figure about the State Capitol during the sessions of the Legislature. He came into most prominence when he came to Sacramento with Lieutenant-Governor J.B. REDDICK. KEAN was with the Lieutenant-Governor wherever he was and it used to be said jocularly that KEAN was his advisor in all things he did. “Pat” KEAN was a witty, jovial man and made friends with all people with whim he came in contact. He came into the judiciary title which he bore from the fact that he held the office of Justice of the Peace at San Andreas for several years.

Case Dismissed by Attorneys’ Consent


Judge SHIELDS of Department Two of the Superior Court to-day, by the consent of the attorneys in the case, dismissed a suit brought by J. Frank BROWN against County Treasurer D.W. CARMICHAEL. BROWN, who represented Reclamation District 673, wanted the Treasurer to pay certain warrants. The Treasurer refused to do so.

BROWN held that the warrants should be paid when presented. The Treasurer did not agree with him, holding that the old claims in the office should take the precedence.

The mandamus proceedings which has been brought by the Trustees of Reclamation District 673 against County Treasurer CARMICHAEL were also called in Judge SHIELDS’ Court this morning.

This is a suit to compel the Treasurer to cancel the warrant of the Reclamation District and credit it to a landowner in the District, when the landowner had paid his assessment to the Trustees of the District.  The question involved in the suit is whether a landholder can pay an installment for a reclamation assessment in warrants of the District instead of cash. It was announced that the Court would take up the matter within a few days and listen to arguments by the attorneys.


Was Recently Injured By A Fall

Fred FUTTERER, a well-known young man, living at 1513 K Street, committed suicide this afternoon by shooting himself through the head.  Some time ago FUTTERER was injured by a fall from a building where he was working, and had been sick for some time.  This afternoon he asked his mother for his revolver on the plea that he wished to raise some money. He then retired to his room, locked the door, and shot himself through the head.

FUTTERER was a bricklayer and a member of the Sacramento Bricklayers’ Union. His body was removed to the Morgue.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, June 20, 1906

Page 7

Two Inquests

ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), June 20 - Judge MEALER, acting for the Coroner, yesterday held two inquests over Chinamen. Lee HENG, a San Francisco refugee, died of heart failure while at work in a field. At Vorden, Chang SEE, 69 years of age, died from natural causes.


Three Are Fined

ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), June 20 - Humane Officer F.M. WOODSON yesterday went to Tyler Island and arrested three Chinamen for cruelty to animals. The men were brought before Justice of the Peace MEALER last night. Ah SONG and Ah CHOW were fined $20 each and Chan FOY $25. The cases against them were aggravated ones.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, June 27, 1906

Page 6


Used Wire Whips

ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), June 27 - Arthur EASTMAN, Humane Officer at Walnut Grove, arrested A. KUWAMURA and F. KAWADA, Japanese farmers on Henry VORMAN’s ranch, Tyler Island, for using wire whips on their stock. They were brought before Justice of the Peace MEALER, who gave them a lecture and a fine of $50 each, or twenty-five days with Sheriff REESE. They paid the fines and promised not to use wire whips in the future. Just a few days ago a Chinaman from the same ranch paid $35 for a similar offense.


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The Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

July 7, 1906

Page 7

Pitcher Keefe Undergoes Operation

FOLSOM (Sacramento Co.), July 7 - Word was received here yesterday that “Bobby” KEEFE, the well known baseball pitcher, has undergone an operation for appendicitis in New York. KEEFE has been pitching for the Montreal team and has made a fine record. He was formerly of Folsom. His people are living here at the present time.

Cook Skipped Out

FREEPORT (Sacramento Co.), July 7 - A farmer named CHRISTIE, who resides on a ranch near here, reports that a cook employed by him has skipped out with $32. CHRISTIE left the money with the cook to pay the butcher bill. When he returned the cook and money were gone, and the bill remains unpaid.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, July 11, 1906

Page 6

New Teachers

FAIROAKS (Sacramento Co.), July 11 - Alice E. DIPPEL and Lillian WRIGHT have been elected by the Board of Trustees in this district as the teachers in the public school for the coming term of 1906-07. Miss DIPPEL will be Principal and in charge of the grammar grades. She has taught the Sylvan school in this county for the last seven years and comes to Fairoaks very well recommended as a teacher with tact and influence over the scholars.  Miss WRIGHT will be the primary teacher. W.H. OAKES, J.E. HOIST and W.W.

HINSEY are the Trustees for the School District.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Tuesday, July 17, 1906

Page 6


Site For Church

FAIROAKS (Sacramento Co.), July 17 - Mrs. George P. ROBINSON and Mrs. H.H.  CAULFIELD have bought one of the prettiest sites in this colony for the purpose of building an Episcopal Church. The deed has been turned over to Bishop MORELAND, of the diocese, who is now a property owner in Fairoaks.  That the new church will be a success in assured by the enthusiasm of the women mentioned.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, July 18, 1906

Page 6

Rio Vistan Drowned

ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), July 18 - Judge MEALER, of this place, last evening held an inquest at Sherman Island ferry on the body found in Three-Mile Slough, as reported in yesterday’s Bee. The man was named Charles D. WOULF, and he was a German about 54 years of age. He was a fisherman and had been about Rio Vista for the last twenty years. It is thought he was knocked from his boat by the boom.


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The Evening Bee Sacramento, Cal.

Wednesday, July 25, 1906

Page 5


P. SALERMO, who was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of insanity

and later released upon the promise of the family to care for him, broke loose again this afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. VIGARDI, near Ninth and J Streets.

He rushed into the house, where his wife and children were stopping at the time, and brandishing a huge carving knife threatened to kill every member of his family.

He chased his wife and children through the house and out into the back yard. He did not go further than the kitchen door and ceased his murderous chase as his wife and children ran out of the house.  He disappeared at once, and his wife fearing that he had committed suicide returned to the house to search for him. There was absolutely no trace of the man. Mrs. SALERMO appealed to the police at once to locate her husband and lock him up, as she feared for the life of herself and children.  Up to a late hour this afternoon SALERMO was still at liberty.



J.H. THIES, of Lovelock, Nevada, is among the guests at the State House.

H.C. FRICK and family have gone to Santa Cruz to spend their vacation.  Police Judge John C. MARCH left yesterday for a month’s vacation in the East.

Senator Marshall DIGGS has gone to Adams Springs for a fortnight.

Colonel A.W. BRADBURY and wife have gone to San Francisco for a visit.

F.S. McCULLOH, of Michigan Bar, is a guest at the State House.

Miss A.B. SMITH is spending her vacation in Sonoma.  P.J. RYAN and family have gone to Carson City, Nevada, for a two weeks’ vacation.

Mrs.  Charles F. OEHLER and family left yesterday for Seaside, near Del Monte, where they will spend the Summer.

Grove L. JOHNSON has gone to Pacific Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. G.L. CURTISS are spending a few days in San Francisco.

U.A. BUTLER and wife will spend a few days in San Francisco.

N.F. McMAHON, of Oakland, is registered at the Golden Eagle.

N.H. BAGLEY, of Pomona, is among the guests at the Golden Eagle.  Miss A. LADUE, of San Francisco, is visiting the Misses SERMONETS for a few weeks.

Leland W. MORRISON is spending his vacation at his father’s mine in Siskiyou County.

Mr. and Mrs. O.A. BAIRD departed Saturday last for a two months’ visit among the pines of the Coast Range. They will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B.


H.M. KANT, of Oakland, is registered at the Golden Eagle.

C.M. BURNS, of Ione, is visiting in Sacramento.

Miss Grace McKORMACK, of Rio Vista, is a guest at the Capital.  Judge Peter J. SHIELDS and wife will leave in a couple of days for an outing in the mountains. They have already sent their camping outfit away and will be located at Echo Lake, one of the most delightful spots in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


T.A. Stewart Here On a Visit After Absence of Thirty-five Years.

T.A. STEWART, a former Sacramentan, but now of Portland, Oregon, was in Sacramento yesterday renewing old acquaintances. Mr. STEWART spent his boyhood days in this city and attended school in the old Armory Hall at Sixth and L Streets. He left here in 1872 and went to San Francisco. He afterward removed to Portland, where he has since resided. Until yesterday he had not been in Sacramento since 1882.

I find many changes in Sacramento since I left here,” said Mr. STEWART to a Bee reporter. “Sacramento is ap progressive and beautiful city and I am glad to find to so prosperous. So many new buildings have gone in since I have been here that I can hardly recognize any familiar structures.  Occasionally, however, I see some old landmark that looks just as it did thirty-five years ago.”


Edward BUTTERFIELD, a farmer residing near Franklin, about fifteen miles

south of this city, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself in the head.

According to the report received by The Bee from Justice E.A. GAMMON of Courtland, BUTTERFIELD was despondent because of illness. He had been suffering from stomach trouble for some time, and had treated with doctors of this city for the complaint.

He appeared to be getting better but this morning he suffered a severe attack of nausea, which made him despondent. While his wife and child were eating dinner at noon, he went into a bedroom and fired a shot into his brain.

The bullet went clear through the skull and lodged in the bed post. Death was instantaneous.

As soon as the shot was fired, the wife, realizing the result, rushed into the room to find her husband dead.

BUTTERFIELD was about 30 years of age. He leaves a wife and a small boy.

He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.  Coroner GORMLEY was notified of the suicide and went to Franklin to hold an inquest this evening.

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The Evening Bee Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday, September 6, 1906

Page 5


Burglars and footpads continue to operate in this city, while the Police

Department is unable to thrust out a protecting hand to residents.  A Bee reporter saw Chief DENNY in his office this morning and said he wanted to talk to him about the prevalence of crime in this city.  DENNY said quietly, but firmly, that he had nothing to say, and would not discuss the situation.

“I have nothing to say,” DENNY stated.  “You seem to have it all. We are doing the best we can.

“I’ll tell you one thing though. Some of those cases you used were never reported to us.”

That was all Chief DENNY would say.

Meantime the crooks keep up their work, and the police fail to arrest any of them.

Lost Watch and Chain

P. REARDON, an employe of the Utah Construction Company, who resides at the Kerry Woman’s place on Front Street between I and J, has reported to the police that he was robbed last night of his watch and chain in Thomas NORTON’s saloon on Front and K Streets. REARDON says he was drinking with a gang in the saloon, and that one of them slipped his watch and chain out of his pocket. He admits that he was intoxicated at the time, and did not discover that his watch was gone for some time after. He does not know who any of the men were with whom he was drinking. He has given a good description of the timepiece to the police.



The trial of the condemnation suit brought by the Sacramento Southern

Railroad against Mrs. Louise HEILBRON to secure a right-of-way through a strip of land at Sutterville, was resumed this morning before Judge HUGHES and a jury. The defendant holds that if the railroad passed through her land it would cut it up in such a manner that the property would depreciate in value. The railroad company is of the opinion that the price set upon the land by Mrs. HEILBRON is too high. The parties could not come to terms, and a lawsuit followed.

E.R. PERRY was the first witness called this morning for the defense. He said Mrs. HEILBRON’s property is worth $500 an acre. Alfred NAVLETT and H.B. BANWELL also placed the same valuation upon it, and James LARRABEE thought it worth from $400 to $500 an acre. LARRABEE said the land is all good except four or five acres of tule land, which could be improved by drainage.  He said the railroad line, which has been surveyed in a triangular form, would depreciate the value of the property by 50 per cent on the west side of the track.

Yesterday’s Session

When The Bee went to press yesterday afternoon the case was on trial.  Arthur FILMER, a real estate dealer, considered the land wanted by the railroad to be worth $500 an acre. It was admirable for villa purposes.  Hugh McWILLIAMS, a florist and landowner near Sutterville, placed the market value of the land at from $600 to $700 an acre. It would be valuable for florist and nursery purposes.

According to J.H. SCHRINER, a farmer, the HEILBRON land is worth from $500 to $600 an acre. The land remaining after the railroad strip was taken out, on account of cuts and fills, would depreciate one-half in value. The land is particularly valuable, he said, for subdivision purposes.


In a drunken fury, William SWART, who lives at Twenty-fourth and N Streets, locked himself and his wife in a room at their son-in-law’s house at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning and made an insane attempt to finish both their lives by turning on a full flow of gas. SWART had been drinking and abusing his wife all day Monday, threatening to destroy both himself and her. Late that night, after he had ceased his ragings, and had evidently fallen into a drunken stupor, he was taken to his room. Rousing himself, and muttering broken menaces, he got on to his feet and stumbled about the room drunkenly.  Finally, he succeeded in finding the gas het and turning on a full stream.  In a short time the room was filled with the odor, and his wife, becoming alarmed at the danger of asphyxiation, discovered that the flow of gas was escaping, and turned it off. She accused her drunken husband of trying to end both their lives, and said she was going for the police. SWART became sobered into a realization of the crime he had attempted, and in a maudlin state he pleaded for forgiveness, saying that he had only meant to light the gas.

Mrs. SWART, in fear of her life, slipped quietly away and called for the police. SWART was taken to jail.

Pawned His Wife

SWART will be well remembered as the man who tried, about a month ago, to hock his wife for a meal at the Saddle Rock restaurant. At that time he and his wife had a meal at the Saddle Rock and received a bill of $1.35, which was 40 cents more than he had in his possession. As a way out of the dilemma SWART offered his wife to E.J. CARRAGHER, one of the proprietors, as security for the payment of the additional 40 cents. CARRAGHER refused to trade. He had SWART haled into the Police Court for attempting to beat his bill. Justice CLARKEN, declining to regard Mrs. SWART as lawful currency, fined SWART $20.

Since that time the SWARTs have had much domestic strife. SWART, according to his wife’s description of him, is good when he isn’t drinking, but he is usually bad. Mrs. SWART ran away from the husband who had tried to pawn her and took refuge with her daughter-in-law.

Can’t Lose Him

A week or so ago SWART came around in a sober and contrite mood and asked forgiveness. After all sorts of promises and pledges were made by SWART, he was taken back by his wife. And for a period of three days they lived happily. Then Labor Day came, and SWART granted his thirst a day’s amnesty.  He went on a drunk, winding up with his attempt on the lives of himself and his wife.

No evidence except that of his wife could be obtained against SWART, so he was merely charged with drunkenness. He was scored severely by Justice March and dismissed.


Political wiseacres have been predicting that if Governor PARDEE were defeated before the Republican State Convention Arthur M. SEYMOUR would make the formal announcement that he would take the Democratic nomination.  A Bee reporter called upon SEYMOUR this afternoon and asked him if he had changed his mind. The answer was that he had not.  “All I want is peace and quiet,” said the District Attorney. “I have nothing to add to or subtract from the statement I made to you last week.”



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The Saturday Bee

Sacramento, Cal.,

September 8, 1906

Page 7


Constable Winds Up Eventful Jag of Horse and Razor Thief

BROWN, the supposed reporter of the Examiner, whose name has been connected with the theft of some razors from the local office of that paper, and with the bold daylight robbery of Dr. D.L. McLEAN’s horse and buggy from Fourth and K Streets, has been captured by the Constable of Truckee. CROWN created a stir in town by his appearance on the street in tropical regalia, a white vest, khaki pants, a Panama and a soft brown hat, which he wore separately.  He was in possession of a good-sized jag of long standing. He prowled around local newspaper offices, and is thought to have stolen the razors missed from the Examiner agency.

He was discovered in Yolo Tuesday morning, dragging along a dozen or so empty beer bottles, tied on a string. Dr. McLEAN saw a man answering to BROWN’s description jump into his rig Tuesday evening at Fourth and K Streets, and drive calmly off.

The last sight of BROWN in the county was caught at Ben Ali Tuesday night, where he stopped off for a few minutes. Word has been received at the Sheriff’s office that BROWN’s mad career has been checked at Truckee, and he will be immediately sent back to Sacramento.


Frank Gerig Meets Two Bold Footpads And Drives Them Off

Frank GERIG, a powerfully built young man, who drives a milk wagon for his father, had a most thrilling experience Thursday morning with the two mysterious hold-up men.

Just at daybreak, as the athletic young milkman drew up in front of a customer’s house on Twenty-first Street below R, two figures skulking in the shadow of some trees commanded him to “dismount, stand and deliver.” GERIG “dismounted, stood and delivered,” but contrary to the expectations of the robbers. By the slightest touch of the rein the horse checked suddenly. Quick as a flash GERIG bounded from the seat, stood long enough on one foot to regain his balance and then “delivered.” The delivery, however, was a stiff punch landing squarely in the face of the now famous short man, who to all appearances wanted nothing more.

At this juncture, the robber, evidently to save his pal, threw himself upon the plucky milkman and a terrific struggle took place.  The disabled robber by this time regained consciousness and jumping to his feet ran toward the railroad track. He was evidently the man who carries the gun, but being completely dazed by GERIG’s quick blow, had no chance to use it, and after coming to, forgot all about pistols.

As soon as the short man started to run, the taller robber released his hold on GERIG and escaped.

In the battle young GERIG was considerably bruised, but after several hours’ rest, he was able to resume his duties.

No arrests.


Three inquests were held last evening by Coroner GORMLEY. It was found that

Robert FERGUSON, an old person found dead in a haystack near Perkins, died from acute alcoholism. Lou DEEK, a Chinese, found in a basement on I Street and who died later in the County Hospital, was a victim of lack of nourishment. Ah Gow, a Chinese infant who died without having been attended by a physician, was found to have passed away of an attack of inflamation of the bowels.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Cal.

Thursday, September 27, 1906


Personal Notes

O.E. MACK, of Oakland, is a guest at the Capital.

W. FREELAND, of Hamilton, is registered at the Western.

V. SPRAGUE, of San Francisco, is in Sacramento.

J. BERKELEY, of San Francisco, is at the Golden Eagle.

R.W. GRAY, of Chico, was in Sacramento to-day.

D. GLOSS, of San Francisco, is in this city.

Mrs. G.G. ANDERSON, of Sonoma, is visiting in this city.

H.L. BARKER, of Vacaville, is in Sacramento.

Mrs. J.A. THOMAS, of Rio Vista, visited friends in this city to-day.

C.G. KOPP, of Woodland, is at the Capital.

P. WATT, of Oakland, is making a brief visit in Sacramento.

F. BATES, of San Francisco, is at the Capital.

W.W. NEIL, of Los Angeles, is at the State House.

J.W. BULGER and wife, of San Francisco, are visiting in Sacramento.

W.J. MAY, of Auburn, is at the Capital.

Mrs. L.C. ASHLEY, of Yuba City, is paying a visit to Sacramento.

J.E. MABEN, of Woodland, was a visitor in this city to-day.


Thomas R. JONES, Superintendent of the Sacramento Division of the Southern Pacific Company, was painfully injured last Sunday while out fishing near Truckee. Mr. JONES is an expert fisherman, and is exceedingly fond of trying his skill with trout in the mountain streams. He went to Truckee last Saturday night on a business trip, and as he had a few hours time Sunday morning, he started out on a quiet little fishing trip.  As Truckee has never been known as a religious center, Mr. JONES had no scruples about fishing on Sunday. He started out with his rod and basket, expecting to make a catch large enough to supply all his friends with the toothsome trout. When he was making a cast in the Truckee River, he stepped upon a large boulder, which turned his ankle and he was thrown heavily to the ground. He received a painful cut on the side of his head and complained of a severe pain in the region of his heart. It was at first believed that he had broken a rib. He returned hastily on a special train to this city and his injuries were dressed by his son, Dr. Charles B. JONES, at the Railroad Hospital.

Although Mr. JONES’ injuries were painful, they did not confine him to his home, and he was at his office Monday morning attending to his usual volume of business. He was very reticent in speaking about the accident and said he will probably be more careful the next time he goes fishing on Sunday.


The following building permits have been issued during the past week: To WRIGHT & KIMBROUGH, to erect a five-room cottage, to cost $2150, on the east half of lot 2, Q and R, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Streets; to WRIGHT & KIMBROUGH, to erect a two-story residence to cost $2000, on the west half of lot 2, T and U, Twenty-first and Twenty-second Streets; to G.W. MERRELL, to erect a five-room cottage, to cost $2750, on the west half of lot 7, P and Q, Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets; to Edward B. DUFFEE, to erect a dwelling, to cost $2407, on lot 1308, Casa Alameda; to Minnie J. CRAWFORD and others, to expend $1500 in remodeling the building on the south half of the north half of lot 8, I and J, Third and Fourth Streets; to George D.  POORMAN, to erect a cottage, to cost $1800, on the south half of the east half of lot 5, F and G, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Streets; to J. GUTH, to erect a $2000 dwelling on the east 50 feet of lot 5, O and P, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Streets; to Frank J. SILVEY, to erect an $1800 dwelling on lot 53, Boulevard Park; to Mrs. S.A. BATES, to expend $490 in remodeling the building on lot 5, N and O, Twenty-second and Twenty-third Streets; to William BOYNE, to expend $5000 in remodeling the building on the east half of lot 2, K and L, Seventh and Eighth Streets.


William LITTLE was arrested by Policemen MALEY and BALAZ this afternoon for stealing a ham. The man fought and cursed the policemen in a drunken rage as the ham was taken from him and he was bundled into the patrol wagon.  When taken to the station it was found that LITTLE was deaf and dumb. At least so it was announced on the cards the man carried. He has been working on the sympathies of the public by asking for aid, on the pretense that typhoid fever has robbed him of his speech and hearing. Although he is about 60 years old his card says that he is struggling to secure an education.  The man was dressed in four vests when he was taken.


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The Evening Bee
Sacramento, Cal.

Friday, September 28, 1906

Page 1


Antone Silva Meets Death While At Work

Is Hit Powerful Blow in Stomach and Succumbs

Antone SILVA, 19 years of age, was struck by a flying board in the Siller Bros. planing mill, Thirteenth, P and Q Streets, about 11 o’clock this morning and almost instantly killed.

SILVA was working at a rip saw and had finished some sawing when the accident happened. He started to lift the board from the table and the end caught in the saw as it rapidly revolved. The boy held on to the board, as is shown by the fact that the under side is cut from end to end. SILVA lost control and the flying piece of wood struck him in the pit of the stomach.  The blow was a fearful one, but failed to knock the young man from his feet. He walked probably a distance of twenty feet and sank to the ground dead. Doctors JAMES and TWITCHELL were called, but the young man was dead before they arrived. The physicians declare the young man died as the result of an internal hemorrhage.

SILVA lived at 1926 Third Street and has a number of relatives residing in this city.


Would Not Permit Death Warrant To Be Read To Him

The body of Adolph WEBER, who was executed at Folsom Prison yesterday for the murder of his mother, will arrive in this city early this evening in charge of General Overseer J.G. McDONOUGH of Folsom Prison. Coroner W.F.  GORMLEY will take charge of the remains and prepare them for shipment to San Francisco.

It is understood that an analysis of WEBER’s brain will be made in San Francisco at the request of his relatives. The remains will be cremated.  Acting Warden P.J. COCHRANE telephoned from the prison to-day that he would consent to Coroner GORMLEY taking charge of the remains. GORMLEY will act for a San Francisco undertaker commissioned by Mrs. Bertha E. SNOWDEN, of Auburn, an aunt of WEBER.

As was told in The Bee last night, WEBER’s execution was successfully carried out. When the physicians commenced the autopsy, it was ascertained late yesterday afternoon, there were somewhat in doubt as to whether WEBER’s neck had actually been broken. The autopsy, however, dispelled all fears on this point. There was a clean break of the first vertebrae, and the spinal chord was severed.

An incident until last night known only to Acting Warden COCHRANE and WEBER’s keepers occurred shortly before WEBER’s execution. COCHRANE went to the cell of the condemned man and prepared to read the death warrant.  COCHRANE said last night that WEBER acted like a spoiled child and petulantly declared:

“Get away from here. I don’t want to hear that thing read.” COCHRANE told WEBER that it was the law that the warrant should be read to a condemned man.

WEBER then said sulkily:

“Well, you can read it, but you can’t make me listen to it.” With that WEBER pulled his blanket over his head and pressed his hands closely to his ears to shut out all sound of COCHRANE’s voice.

After a few minutes WEBER removed the blanket and said to COCHRANE:

“I don’t need any of that and there’s no use reading it to me. I waive the reading of that thing and you ought to know it.”

COCHRANE then withdrew and WEBER was left with his executioners.


Will Remain As Administratrix In Rich Buckman Estate

The contest over the rich estate of the late Mrs. Ora RUNYON BUCKMAN, deceased, was before Judge HUGHES of the Superior Court again to-day. In her will, Mrs. BUCKMAN named Robert H. HAWLEY as one of the administrators of her estate. Before HAWLEY got into action, however, Mrs E.A. RUNYON, mother of Mrs. BUCKMAN, applied for and was granted special letters of administration upon the estate.

The attorneys for HAWLEY made a hard fight to install him in the place mentioned in the will. Objections were made to the account filed by Mrs.  RUNYON and a motion was made to have her removed from the position of administratrix upon the ground that she was a partner in the estate and business of Mrs. BUCKMAN.

Judge HUGHES, in denying the motion to remove Mrs. RUNYON said to-day that the letters failed to show that Mrs. BUCKMAN and Mrs. RUNYON had been partners in business.

Objections had also been made that Mrs. RUNYON was living in the BUCKMAN house at Eighteenth and H Streets and was not paying any rent for the property. This objection did not make any impression upon Judge HUGHES, who brushed aside the point raised by saying that Mrs. RUNYON was doubtless staying at the house, where there is much valuable furniture, in order to guard the property of her daughter.


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Sacramento Bee Saturday October 20, 1906









Marysville (Yuba Co.,) October 20, 1906 - The following couples were given marriage

licenses at Cupid Bowman's bureau this week:


Andrew J. HARRIS of Oroville and Mrs. Mary PEARCE of Brownville; John BLUE and

Miss Josephie MURRAY, both of Marysville.


The engagement is announced of Edward FODERHASE of Sutter City and Carolyn KING

of Yuba City.


The marriage of W.M. MEEK, son of County Surveyor J.R. Meek, and Miss Anna

COLLINS, both of this city, has been fixed for next month.


In the divorce suit of Louisa JACKSON vs. Joseph H. JACKSON, the interlocutory decree

has been made.




Fairfield, October 20 - the following licenses have been issued since the last


Patrick J. HEFFERMAN, 43, and Elizabeth MEAGHER, 33, both of

Vallejo; Norris Raymond MAYHOOD, 23, and Amie Christine ANDERSON, 18, both of

Rio Vista


Richard H. GRAGER, 33, and Rose SCHMIDT, 24, both of Vallejo.


May CAPELL has instituted a suit against her husband, Robert CAPELL asking for a

judgment embodying a decree of divorce, the custody of their minor child and alimony in

such sum as the Court may deem proper. The parties to the action, who are now residents

of Fairfield, were married in Napa on December 24, 1902. The complaint alleges extreme

cruelty for as the grounds for the action. The defendant has filed a demurrer, alleging that

the complaint does not state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action.





Redding, October 20 - marriage licenses were issued during the week to the following


Zeph D. GRAHAM, 33, and Ollie E. SNYDER, 18, both of Dunsmuir;

Harry HAGEMAN, 38, of Whitmore, and Mary A PRATT, 30, of Winfield, Kansas;

Cleveland C. TUCKER, 23, and Marie C BUCKLEY, 23, both of Keswick;

Caspar BRECHEN, 37, and Charlotte C. CRAFT, 30, both of KENNETT.

Minnie E. MOTT received a final decree of divorce from Phillip H. MOTT



Woodland, October 20 - The following marriage license ws issued the past week:

George CONLY and Lena COUSINS, both of Winters



Oroville, October 20 - The following marriage licenses were issued during the past week:

James SILVA, aged 42, and Victoria PEIRRARA, aged 25, both of Chico;

Charles Ernest DUENSING, aged 26, and Laura Evangeline MANN, aged 20, both of Oroville;

John Shadrick FARROW, aged 30, of Oroville, and Grace Louise HENDRIX, aged 19, of Paradise.



Grass Valley, October 20 - Marriages this week were as follows:

Miss Belle TEMBY and Thomas H. McGUIRE. The bride has for several years been one of

the city's most successful and popular school teachers; Georgia HARVEY and Joseph SIDDLES at the Congregational Church . They will reside in Sacramento, where the groom has made his home for some time; Mrs. Annie CRAGGS and Richard VINCENT, at the Craggs home. This city will be the future home.






Vallejo (Solano Co.) October 20.

The news from Washington that Secretary Bonaparte has declared that he will send no

naval vessels to Mare Island unless the town of Vallejo improves its morals, as told in

yesterday's Bee, has created widespread interest here. It is admitted on all sides that

something will have to be done, as Vallejo is largely dependent upon the Navy Yard for

its prosperity.


A few years ago the Department refused to send any vesels to the Bremerton Navy Yard,

near Seattle, until the number of saloons was reduced to six and the license raised to $1000

per annum.





Napa (Napa Co.) October 20 - Two of the strike-breakers at the cement works at Napa

Junction applied to Justice McKNIGHT for warrants for the arrest of Fortunatio

CAZZASS, Ruigi MARUFI and Muzetta PREI, strikers whom they accuse of having made

threats of violence against them.


The strike-breakers say that the situation has become very serious at the works, and that a

battle is liable to take place any time between the two factions. The men working at the plant

are afraid to come to this city or leave the works, as they are being constantly watched

and followed.




Nevada City (Nevada Co.) October 20 - This morning Superior Judge NILON, the jurors and

the attorneys in the case of the California Midland vs. John SWEET will visit the Sweet ranch

and there view the premises for which heavy damages are asked by the plaintiff. The suit is one

of several brought by the railroad company affecting land between Grass Valley and Lime

Kiln, and the decision rendered in this case will undoubtedly be a forerunner of what may

be expected in the others.


Sweet claims heavy damages by reason of the road preventing the flow of an alleged

valuable spring across his meadow. To determine just how much injury he would suffer by

reason of the road passing through his ranch, Attorney TYRELL asked Judge NILON

yesterday at the close of Court to visit the place, in the comopany of the jurors, who

expressed a wish to see for themselves the nature of the alleged injury.


(Note: I checked the heading several times and it clearly says "Country", but I think it

should have said "County"?)




Vallejo (Solano Co.) October 20 - Great excitement was created yesterday by the seisure in

two of the best-known markets in this city of 120 pounds of diseased striped bass that were

alive with brown worms and festering sores on the inside. The seisure was made by

Health Officers F.T. BOND and C.E. TURNER, and was upon evidence furnished by a

local angler that all of the striped bass caught in San Pablo Bay at the present time is unfit

for human consumption. The investigation showed that every fish which appeared to be

healthy and palatable from its first examination to be filled with egg larvae, in which were

brown worms about a quarter on an inch in length and very thick. The fish were also found

to be infected with sored and welts. It is claimed that fish caught by amateur anglers are

similarly affected.


The presence of great quantities of crude oil in bay waters discharged by crafts is responsible

for the diseased condition of the fish.




Red Bluff (Tehama Co.) - October 20 - Pearl PARENT, the young woman who has been

a resident of the "red light district" here for some weeks, and who is accused of

having attempted to lead her young sister into the same life, was held to answer by Justice

of the Peace BRANSFORD and yesterday was released on $600 bail given by C.E. BURRESS

and Henry BETHDA.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) October 20 - John B KERNS, who died in Los Angeles this week, was

a brother of the late Michael KERNS, a pioneer in this section, and an uncle of Mrs.

D.P. DONAHOE. The burial took place in San Francisco, where the latter now





Davisville (Yolo County) October 20 - Fire last night destroyed the barn of

Jefferson BONNENWIRTH, and contents valued at $1500 and also the barn and contents

of George MOUNT, valued at $200. Eighty tons of hay belonging to Silva BRAS of

Sacramento was among the property burned.





Reno (Nev.) October 20 - Mrs. Walter BURKE, who came to Nevada last winter from Santa

Rosa, Cal., has entered suit against her husband for divorce, claiming that he abandoned her

and ran away with another woman. She says that he is now living with this woman.




Jorgensen Estate Given Big Verdict in Damage Suit Against the Floriston Corporation.


Reno (Nev.) October 20 - By denying a motion to non-suit, in the case of the JORGENSEN

estate vs. the FLORISTON Pulp and Paper Company, Judge CURLER, in the Second

District, held yesterday that a non-resident alien is entitled to maintain an action for damages

in this country and further that such an action for damages can be prosecuted in

Nevada, although the accident upon which it is based occurred in another State.


Jorgensen was boiled to death in the paper mills at Floriston, Cal., last year, and the suit

of the estate if for $30,000. The company, through its attorneys, asked that a non-suit be

entered because insufficient evidence had been introduced, because the case could not be

legally tried in

Nevada and because the beneficiaries of the State were non-resident aliens, living in

Denmark. The latter ground was the real matter at issue. The company claimed that it was

against public policy to permit aliens to recover damages in the United Stated unless

other countries should reciprocate by offering the same advantages to Americans who were

aliens in such countries.

If the company loses the suit it will appeal to the Supreme Court upon this



Much to the surprise of the public, a verdict was reached this morning in the Jorgensen

suit, judgement for $10,000 being given against the Floritson Paper Company.




Reno (Nev.) October 20 - Miles B. DUNTON, a pioneer resident and Democratic Politician

of Elko County, is dead at Tuscarora, from a fall received several weeks ago in a local store,

from which he sustained a broken shoulder and other injuries. The bone failed to knit

properly after being set and the attending physician performed several operations, each of

which left him weaker than before. He finally succumbed to the shock and death relieved

him. Mr. DUNTON leaves a widow.


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Evening Bee, Sacramento

Tuesday, July 10, 1906 


ISLETON (Sacramento Co.), July 10 - Sunday morning the cross levee on Oulton Island, the upper division of Twitchell Island, gave way, and water, from twenty-five to thirty feet deep, was soon pouring through a break fifty feet wide. The Tule Queen is hard at work trying to close the opening.

Johnson & Son, of San Francisco, who own a large dairy there, succeeded in getting most of their belongings on the steamer Onisbo. The rest of the island is planted to beans and asparagus.

Oulton Island comprises 1600 acres and is owned by Oulton & Son. The loss falls heavily on their tenants. 


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Sacramento Bee

Wednesday October 24, 1906




The Iroquois Club of Sacramento held a most enthusiastic meeting last night. It was decided that the Iroquois Club would take an active part in the reception to be given to Theodore A. BELL in this city next Wednesday, and also that the members would attend the barbecue at Folsom next Saturday night in a body.


A committee was named to make arrangements for a special train from this place to Folsom on that date. The Committee has been working hard all day and this afternoon reported there will be between 200 and 300 Bell enthusiasts go from here to Folsom Saturday night.


Arrangements nave been made to supply those who go with an abundance of red-fire and other pyrotechnics. The Iroquois Club will send twenty-five braves, bedecked in feathers and blankets, to take the town of Folsom by storm in the name of Theodore A. BELL.


Congressional candidate W.A. BEARD will be the main speaker of the evening. Folsom boasts the strongest Bell Club in Sacramento County and the reception to BEARD should be a splendid one.

A committee was also appointed to raise funds for the reception of Bell when he comes to this city. It is the intention of the Club to give Bell a large escort and from the present outlook this will be done in grand style.


The Committee to arrange for the Folsom excursion is composed of Morris BROOKS, J.E. MAYO, Robert CALLAHAN, J.H. MURPHY and Thomas AHERN. Those in charge of the Bell reception are H.W. FREUND, R.O. CRAVENS and J.H. DEVINE.




P.C. COHN of Folsom is in the city.

Dr. C.F. GLADDING and wife of Folsom are visiting Sacramento.

John Q. BROWN, an old Sacramantan, and still owner of property here, now a resident of Kansas City, is at the Capital Hotel. He will be in town a week or more looking after his interests.

J.C. SWEET of Santa Rosa, President of the California Commercial Teachers' Association, is in the city for a few days.

C.L. LANGLEY of Alameda is at the Capital.

H. MARKS of San Francisco is visiting this city.

H.F. TUREY of San Francisco is here for a few days.

S. PERRY of Los Angeles is registered at the Golden Eagle.

G.C. WEBER of San Francisco is here on business.

T.C. MOREHOUSE of Berkeley is a guest at the Capital.

A. ABBEY of Oakland is visiting in Sacramento.

L. QUIGLEY of Oakland is at the Golden Eagle.

B. EDWARDS of San Francisco is here for a brief visit.

C.J. ALLEN of San Francisco is stopping at the Capital.

S.D. GORDON of Stockton was in this city to-day.

F.M. FRANKLIN of Stockton is at the Capital.

Mrs. J.E. GRANT and daughter, Miss Vivian GRANT, of Oakland, are guests of Mrs. Sim BROWN of 1517 Eleventh Street. They were formerly residents of Sacramento.


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Sacramento Bee

Thursday October 25, 1906





Antonio Armanini Found Yesterday In A Dying Condition.


An Italian miner, Antonio ARMANINI, was found yesterday afternoon over the north levee with a bullet hole in his skull and in such condition that it is doubtful he will recover.


Armanini has been in this city several times and was well known to some of the Italian colony. He last came here on October 8th and registered at the Roma Hotel. He stayed at the hotel until the 18th and then left and so far as known this was the last that was seem of him until he was found wounded yesterday .He was very reticent about his own business and all that was known of him was that he was interested in mines in Mariposa County.


Yesterday afternoon a shot was heard in the brush just north of the Twelfth Street Tunnel at the B Street levee. When an investigation was made, Armanini was found lying on the ground with a bullet hole in his right temple. The pistol was still in the hand of the wounded man and the supposition is that it was an attempt at suicide.


The reason for the deed is not known and the wounded man has not yet recovered consciousness. Nothing was found in the pockets of the wounded man. The police are of the opinion that despondency over money matters may have caused Armanini to attempt his life.


The wounded man was hurried to the City Receiving Hospital where his wounds were attended by Dr. H.I. NICHOLS. He was at the hospital last night when Louis CAFFERO, of the Commercial Hotel, appeared at the hospital and claimed that Armanini was not securing the best of care. After some words with the officers, CAFFERO called Dr. Cav Andrea DE LUCIS, who had the stricken man removed to a local hospital.


After an examination, Dr. LUCIS stated that the wounded man's condition was critical and that while he might live several hours, death is seemingly inevitable.





L.E. AUBURY, State Mineralogist, has filed his report for 1904-05 with Governor PARDEE and contained in it are some interesting statistics regarding the mineral products of the State.


Aubury states that the condition of the mining industry of California was never better. As proof he gives the following figures: The gold production of the State for the year 1905 was $87,448 more than in 1904. In the same year an increase of 4,539,698 barrels of petroleum is shown. The total amount of mineral substances produced in the State during 1905 was $43,069,227.


The report also states that the decided increase in building operations in the State during the year has called for an enormous output of bricks. The increased amount of the cost of the extra demand was $279,046.


In his report, Aubury pleads for a better protection of the forests of California. He asks that more attention be given to the timber tracts of the State, as their value to California is an enormous one.




Thomas JENKINS, William McLAUGHLIN and Cora B. CAVANAUGH have filed a demurrer to the complaint in the action brought against them by the California State Bank.


The suit was brought to recover a judgement on a promissory note and to recover from the estate for a rejected claim.


The defendants in their demurrer claim that there is a mis-joinder on causes of action in the complaint and that McLAUGHLIN and JENKINS are concerned in the suit for the note but not on the rejected claim.





Tuesday Club Will Give Big Social Event At Governor's's Home.


What promises to be one of the most suspicious social events of the season will be given by the women of the Tuesday Club at the residence of Governor and Mrs. PARDEE on the evening of November 2. The affair is to be a Chrysanthemum Show and Doll Fete and will be open to the public. Committees have been appointed to look after every detail and these are busily engaged in making the arrangements.


It is the intention of those in charge to have booths where candy, lemonade, ice cream, coffee and sandwiches, cigars and other good things may be purchased. An excellent musical program is also being prepared. The proceeds of the fair will go into the building fund of the Club. The members have hopes of erecting a new club-house in the near future and it is to gain the funds necessary for this purpose that the November affair will be given.


The women of the Club are all excitement with anticipation of the event and are earnestly devoting their time in preparations for the successful culmination of their plans. From present observations the affair will be as successful as they have planned it.


A double significance is given the occasion owing to the fact that it will probably be the last opportunity Sacramentans will have of meeting with the Governor in the Gubernatorial mansion.

Following are the various Committees:


Chrysanthemum Show and Doll Fete - Mrs. E.R. HAMILTON (Chariman), Mrs. H.E. YARDLEY (Assistant Chairman).

Chrysanthemums - Mrs. Mary A. BOSTWICK.

Dolls - Mrs. Alice DRAY, Mrs. V.S. McCLATCHY.

Bags - Mrs. T.B. HALL, Mrs. J.E. TERRY.

Cigars - Mrs. G.B. CARR, Mrs. Wm. BECKMAN.

Candy - Mrs. C.E.V. SAUNDERS, Mrs. H. MacMASTERS.

Lemonade - Mrs. C.F. PRENTISS.

Ice Cream - Mrs. L.W. NICKELL, Mrs. R.D. FINNIE.

Musical Program - Mrs. V.S. McCLATCHY.

Coffee and Sandwiches - Mrs. J.G. STORCH.


Reception Committee - Mrs. F.R. DRAY, Mrs. Alden ANDERSON, Mrs. M.R. BEARD, Mrs. Gustave BAUMAN, Mrs. L.F. BREUNER, Mrs. Arthur BRADBURY, Mrs. F.J. CAMPBELL, Mrs. R.T. COHN, Mrs. John CLAUSS, Mrs. E.P. COLGAN, Miss Bessie CROUCH, Mrs. Philip SCHEID, Mrs. J. CONRAN, Mrs. Theo. DEMING, Mrs. W.H. DEVLIN, Mrs. W. DUANE, Mrs. Thos. FOX, Mrs. C.H. DUNN, Mrs. C.F. DILLMAN, Mrs. Albert ELKUS, Miss Lilian EBERT, Mrs. J.L. GILLIS, Mrs. J.G. FARIS, Mrs. Al FOLGER, Mrs. E.J. GOVAN, Mrs. Henry HEILBRON, Mrs J.M. HENDERSON, Mrs. J.H. HELTMAN, Mrs. J.L. HUNTOON, Mrs. E.P. HOWE, Mrs. J.C. ING, Mrs. A.J. JOHNSTON, Mrs. Wm. E. GERBER, Mrs. R.T. KINSMAN, Mrs. Gus LAVENSON, Mrs. B.R. KLUNE, Mrs. C.J. LeNOIR, Mrs. G.W. LORENZ, Mrs. D.A. LINDLEY, Miss Pauline MEISTER, Mrs. W.A. MEYER, Mrs. J. Henry MILLER, Mrs. C.L. WHITE, Mrs. J.B. LAUCK, Mrs. J.T. MARTIN, Mrs. C.K. McCLATCHY, Mrs. E.H. McKEE, Mrs. A.B. NYE, Mrs. G.B. PURNELL, Mrs. J.H ROBERTS, Mrs. G.W. SCOTT, Mrs. H.I. SEYMOUR, Mrs. P.J. SHIELDS, Mrs. H.G. SMITH, Mrs. Frank SMITH, Mrs. A.R. SPRAGUE, Mrs. K. STANLEY, Mrs. G.A. STODDDARD, Mrs. F.F. THOMSON, Mrs. Geo. C. SHERMAN, Miss Amanda TITHERINGTON, Mrs. D.L. WHITBECK, Miss L. WITTENBROCK, Mrs. C.E. WRIGHT, Mrs. H. WEINSTOCK. 


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Sacramento Union

Wednesday May 8, 1907


 Marriage Licenses - Licenses to marry have been issued to William Edward ELLIS of Yuba City and Pearl of DOWELL of Oroville; to Manuel I. NUNEZ and Anna C. MELLO, both of Sacramento; to Bertrand ROEDER and Ethel JACKSON, both of Stockton; to George A. COTA of Oroville and Annie ORR of Galt; to Arthur C. WRIGHT of Sacramento and Agnes KUTZER of San Antonio, Texas; to John C. HARRISON and Mary MARTIN, both of Sacramento; to George CRAIG of San Francisco and Ida LORD of this city; to Alfred MITZEL of Sacramento and Sarah Ann FORRY of York, P., and to Eugene L., WEBBER and Julia M. TIBBS, both of Yountville.


  Marriage Annulled - Alma McCONNELL was married when she was a minor and without her parents’ consent to Daniel H. McCONNELL, in 1904. She brought a suit of annulment on that ground and for cruelty, and yesterday Judge SHIELDS heard the case and decreed that the marriage be annulled, and a judgement to that effect was entered. It was, however, proved that defendant was extremely cruel to his young wife.


  Two Divorce Decrees - Judge HUGHES yesterday granted to Caroline DRISCOL an interlocutory decree of divorce from Edward F. DRISCOL for desertion and gave the plaintiff the right to resume her maiden name. He also granted an interlocutory decree to Hattie E. JONES from W.H. Jones for cruelty and awarded her the custody of her minor child.


  Building Burned - The old two-story house belonging to John NICOVICH was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning and but for the prompt action of the fire department Castle Brothers’ fruit depot would have been destroyed. The sparks settled on the roof and small blazes started in several places.  The loss from the fire was not great.


  Tom Kerr Missing - Tom KERR, a deckhand on the steamer Dover, disappeared form the boat last Monday, and his friends fear that he has either been drowned in the river or has met with foul play. He spent part of Sunday night in his bunk on board the Dover, but when the crew appeared on deck for duty Kerr did not show up.


  Final Account - In the estate of Ellen RYAN, deceased, Edward J. Ryan, administrator, has filed his final account, showing that he received in values $705.75, and has paid out $230.46, due the administrator. He asks that the realty on hand, lot 3, Fourth and Fifth, R and S streets, be distributed to the three children and petitioner.


  A Friend’s Petition - Mrs. Alvena L. McCAUSLAND has petitioned the superior court to be appointed guardian of Mabel C. MARVIN, a minor, who has no relations living and to whom petitioner is a friend. She is a widow and able and willing to be guardian of the person of the child.


  Beat a Boy - Samuel MARTIN, a one-armed hobo, has been arrested for battery committed on a boy on the Y-street levee. Several men passing near the levee saw the assault and reported it to the police. They held Martin until Patrolman DOUGLAS arrived.


  Fro Sale of Personality - In the estate of John G. NEWINGTON, deceased, Alma Newington, administratrix, has petitioned the superior court for an order of sale for two horses, two wagons and a set of harness.



Business Sessions Yesterday - Grand Reception Last Night - Election of Grand Officers - Last Session

 The grand council of the Catholic Ladies’ Relief societies resumed its session yesterday morning and received reports called for under the schedule of the organization and passed upon them. A letter of congratulation and good wishes was received from Young Ladies’ Institute No. 48, and with prayers for its future success.

  The annual election was then held, with this result: Grand president, Mrs. Lucy BERG, Marysville; grand Vice-president, Mrs. F.D. RYAN, Sacramento; grand treasurer, Mrs. M. FLANNERY, Marysville; grand recording secretary, Miss Ella CHINN, Sacramento; grand marshal, Mrs. E.C. GORMAN, Sacramento; grand board of directors, Miss Eliza WITTENBROCK, Mrs. M. SHORROCK, Mrs. F. McKEARNEY, Sacramento.

  In the evening a grand reception was given at the E.B. Crocker art gallery. About 350 guests were present. The art room was beautifully dressed with floral wealth - not overdone, for the classical chamber will not bear heavy embellishment of the decorative order usually effected by use of evergreens, drapery, or even flowers.

  There were small tables provided for those who chose cards and conversation, and the floor was clear for those who wished to dance to the music of the Steppan-Lewis orchestra.

  There was a programme, brief but excellent. A mixed quartette composed of Mrs. COPPERSMITH, Mrs. HAWLEY, R.T. COHN and J.G. GENSHLEA sang “Voices of Spring”; Miss Irma SHEHAN sang “Dear Heart,” and for an encore “Pretty Maid Milking the Cow.”  Mrs. Walter LONGBOTTON sang the Scotch ballad, “Leezie Lindsay,” and for an encore “Come Back to Erin,” with orchestral accompaniment.

  IN the 500 game J. GORMAN won the first prize, Mrs. FLANNERY of Marysville the ladies prize, and Mrs. N.G. PHELPS the guest prize.

  In convenient corners were tables with light refreshments. There were no floor directors, the guests being given to understand that the affair was informal and they were to consider themselves at home in the fullest sense of the words.

  Ladies in large number were attentive to the guests and every endeavor was made, without effusive manifestation of hospitality, to make all present feel that they had profited socially by attending. It was an entirely successful affair, excellently managed and thoroughly enjoyed.

  The council will hold its concluding session this morning at Serra Hall.


                    Appeals on Writ

 A writ of habeas corpus was filed yesterday in the appellate court looking to release of L.B. SHEARER and Edward CONIFF ,who are held in the county jail at Napa awaiting trial on a charge of stealing diamonds from a woman. The writ is taken on the grounds that the defendants were not in Napa at the time the diamonds were stolen and that the evidence on which they are held is insufficient.


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The Evening Bee

Sacramento, Wednesday, October 9, 1907


                    SUIT TO QUIET TITLE

A suit to quiet title has been filed by the Western Pacific against Anne M. JENKINS et al. The property in question is a right of way strip across section 19 of township 8 north, range 5 east.


  C.E. SMITH, accompanied by his wife and daughter, arrived from Los Banos this morning and will spend the next few days with friends.

  Dr. J.M. HICKS and wife of Wheatland are spending a few days’ pleasure trip in this city.

  Mrs. A. CARLYLE arrived here from Lovelock, Nevada, last evening and will spend several days as the guest of friends.

  Miss Margaret BREEN of Woodland spent last evening in this city with friends.

  Mrs. C.A. ESSICK of Reno, Nevada, is here on a few days’ pleasure trip.


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The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, May 6, 1908




Court Rebukes Carl Schraeder For Waiting Until After Trial To Confess

Carl SCHRAEDER’s delay in confessing as to his wife’s part in the assault to commit robbery, made on Mrs. Mary VENESIA, for which Schraeder was convicted, cost him just two years in the Folsom Prison. Had he confessed to the fact that his better half has put him up to the job and had argued him on to do it, SCHRAEDER would have got off on probation.

This much was stated by Judge HUGHES this morning when SCHRAEDER came up for sentence. SCHRAEDER waited until the counts had been put in the expense of a trial before he confessed to the District Attorney that Mrs. SCHRAEDER had planned the robbery of Mrs. VANEZIA. The confession was made with the sole purpose of securing the leniency of the Court, but Judge HUGHES did not look at it that way and this morning gave SCHRAEDER two years in Folsom.

It was suspected all the time by the officers that some one other than SCHRAEDER furnished the brains for the attempted robbery, and when Schraeder saw that he might knock off a year or so on his sentence, he admitted that his wife had told him to rob. Mrs. VENEZIA. He was told that Mrs. VENEZIA kept the money in a pouch in the bosom of her dress and that being in poor health she would faint when attacked. But. Mrs. VENEZIA did not faint, as planned, and instead put up a good fight, and her screams attracted passers-by and frightened off Schraeder.

Judge HUGHES, on passing sentence, gave the prisoner a severe lecture. He told Schraeder that had he confessed to his wife’s part in the crime, the Court would have been disposed to let him off on probation; but now that he had put the county to the expense of a trial, the confession would cut no figure.


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Sacramento Bee

Friday, January 15, 1909




The Pasmore Trio - Miss Mary Pasmore, violin; Miss Dorothy Pasmore, cello; and Miss Suzanne Pasmore at the piano - were the attraction before the Saturday Club last evening at the Clunie Theater. It was a concert looked forward to with much interest, the artists youthful performance of six years ago having awakened a keen interest which has been fed since by many favorable criticisms. Years and a European training have broadened (next line not legible) ready fertile imaginations to a remarkable degree.


In their playing there is still a fresh, delightful crispness as of something joyous. Not only do they read poetry rather than verse into the works they undertake, but it is invariably a living interpretation: they play with great spirit.


At all times the three instruments are as one: constant playing together has given the perfection of unity, even as to attack. With all the _expression and artistic completeness imaginable, these young players noticeably keep all their numbers up to strict time and with a marked rhythm when called for: there is not a suspicion of blurring or dragging at any time. They first find the story in anything worth while and then tell it beautifully and clearly, and always without taking liberties with the composer's conception.


The one little rift in the lute last (next line not legible) in ensemble work. A rich, soft-toned instrument and most satisfying except in the delicate passages where the tone was almost lost, which was also the case in the heavy forte work, the more brilliant violin tone eclipsing it entirely.

The program chosen for last evening's recital was on exceptionally pleasing one. It opened with a group of Schuman pictures - The "Romance," the "Humoerske," "Duett" and "Finale" from his "Phantasiestuke" for violin, cello and piano, op 88. These were all inexpressibly clear and limpid, beautifully colored as to tone and given with a delicacy of shading seldom heard.


Miss Dorothy's solo number for the cello deserved all the applause it received. Her responses to an encore was Pergolesi's "Nina."


The last and most ambitious number was Tschaikowsky's Trio in A minor, op 60, a work not head here before and one full of riches. In it the composer has run the gamut of feeling, the dandiest and most graceful of passages here and a depth of feeling aroused in the next instant - all in true Tscahiskowsky style. L.M.N.






Vol 5 Sacramento, Cal., January 15, 19109 [1909?] No. 117


Cracker Special


Dunn's Extra Sodas 1-8 wooden boxes - 40 ¢ regular 50¢, Dunn's crackers leave all other kinds at the post, so there isn't anything else in the running.




EHMANN, the olive king of Oroville, is always in the front rank both as to quality and packages. He has just sent us a lot of his extra select ripe olives put up in one gallon sanitary cans, which we are selling at $1.45. We appreciate the new package and believe our readers will. As for the olives, when you say EHMANN's, you say all that can be said.




The apple cider you get here will make you smack your lips. Every drop pure apple juice. Made in the mountains of Tuolomne County, 20¢ bottle, 75¢ gallon. Phone for it - Main 444




Never have we attempted to introduce a new article that has met with such unqualified endorsement as have the VAN DUSER extracts. Of course they are right, or they wouldn't be here, nor would they give the satisfaction. They go much further than other kinds and cost no more. Lemon, 25¢; other kinds, 30¢. Better remember Van Duser next time extracts are needed.




Our genuine Norway mackeral make a skrumptous Sunday breakfast, or any other breakfast for that matter. Fine fat fellows direct to us in the original barrel.


Remove the head and tail, immerse over night in cold water. In the morning place in a pan of fresh cold water, split side down, and boil for three minutes or until sufficiently done; then turn over into the platter. Spread butter over it, add a dash of Worcestershire and serve.


15¢ to 40¢ according to size of fish.




We have the genuine Pennsylvania Buckwheat Flour. Makes buckwheat cakes out-of-sight. Sixty cents for a 10-lb sack.


In line with the buckwheat, in fact side by each with the cakes, is the maple syrup. We have the real Vermont kind. In gallon cans at $1.85 or the maple sugar in pound cakes, 25¢; 5-lb cans $1.10.


You'll like the combination - phone us, Main 444




Fresh eggs are rather scarce, and sometimes we can't deliver the goods, for we will not tolerate anything that is at all shady. At this writing we have a liberal supply, and if you are prompt with your order we can serve you. 58¢ dozen. The "laid-to-day and sold to-morrow" kind.




A good cup of tea is often more satisfying than the most pretentious meal. Quantity of tea used is small, and there isn't any good reason why good tea should not be had. Chase & Sanborn tea, packed in sealed canisters, is good tea - clean and undefiled, full strength preserved. Pound and half pound packages. If you want a good tea, try these.


"Seal Brand," sun-dried Japan, 60¢ lb.

"Orioff," Formosa Oolong $1 lb.

"Emperor's Blend," mixed green and black, 80¢ lb.

"Nassac," an old-fashioned green tea, 70¢ lb.

"Orange Pekoe," India and Ceylon, perfectly blended, 85¢ lb.

"Kohinoor," English breakfast 85¢ lb.




Brand spanking new lot of salted almonds. Crisp and with just that flavor that makes our salted almonds so much different from the other kinds. 75¢ lb.




Glad to have a chance to recommend such a good article of asparagus as we are selling at 40¢ a can. Better order a can.




This is sure mince meat weather and we have the mince meat that's worth while. It's probably as good as you'd make yourself and saves a whole lot of work. 20¢ lb. or in 4 ½ lb crocks for $1.




Are you eating as many pruned as you should? It not we'd like to make you acquainted with the big, fat fellows we sell at 2 lbs for a quarter. Once you know the virtue of a really good prune you'll be all right. Small pit, fine flavor. We've been selling the same kind of prunes for several seasons and they are "Joe Dandies."




Crystal Domino Sugar has established its right to be considered the one best sugar for table use. As usual we were the first to supply the demand. 65¢ for 5-lb carton.




Monogram Whisky, worthy a place on anybody's sideboard. $1.25 bottle - full quart.

Oranges arriving are very nice: deep color and good size. 40¢ and 50¢ doz

Saratoga chips, fresh and crisp, nicely browned. 25¢ lb.

For a snack with a cup of tea or a glass of beer, Dunn's Banquet Lunch Cracker goes mighty fine. 15¢ carton.









The rain last night was not fierce enough to keep away the resolute 240 members of the Sacramento Rochdale Company who gathered at their annual banquet at Pythian Castle.


The affair was about twice as big as it has been in years gone by. The invitations which were sent out begged the recipient to come hungry and bring his family unfed, and they would all be filled up. This was enough to make the invited laugh the rain to scorn.


Four long tables set in the basement of Pythian Castle were filled to the last place, and all promises were kept. The feast consisted of an abundance of sliced turkey, ham, tongue, salads, relishes, coffee, cake and ice cream, not to go any further than to give a bare outline of it.


Daniel FLINT and I. SOLOMON presided alternately, and after-dinner speeches were made, among others, by P.F. REED, J.W. CONNELL, W.T. MAY and the toastmasters themselves.


In the meeting which preceded the banquet, W.T. MA^Y was elected Auditor, and the following were elected Directors: Daniel FLINT, N.H. LAURIDSON, P.F. REED, E.E. BARRY, W.J. HOPTON, Peter HOFFEL, Isadore SCHAD, W.T. MAY, E.D. KEITH, J.W. CONNELL, J.J. RUGGLES.




Republican Club Ticket - A ticket of officers to be vested by the members of the Union Republican Club the evening of January 29th, was named as follows last night by a Committee consisting of W.H. HOUSTON, George BULLOCK, T.J. MILLIKEN, E.S. WACHHORST, and C.F. CURRY; President, J.M. HIGGINS; First Vice President, E.C. REEDER; Second Vice President, George WITTENBROCK; Secretary, W.G. HOUSTON; Treasurer, W.J. CURRY; Directors: F.L. MARTIN, Albert ELKUS, W.W. BASSETT, Fred. W. CAREY.


Will Find Boy A House - Judge HUGHES believes he can find a home in this county for Norman SEAVER, a 14-year-old lad who recently arrived here from New Haven, Conn., on the brakebeams. The youngster came to the notice of the officers in connection with a theft which occurred near Roseville recently, the boy giving information leading to the capture of the thief.


When the disposition of the Seaver boy came up yesterday in the Juvenile Court, the case was continued until word was received from a rancher who has stated a willingness to give him a home.


Bridge was disabled - A fuse blew out yesterday in the motor which swings open the draw of the Southern Pacific bridge over to Broderick. It was opened by hand-power until the electricians put it in order again late last night, and the consequence was delays of an hour or more to several trains.


B'nai Israel's Services - Rabbi Michael FRIED's lecture at the Sabbath eve services to-night at 8 o'clock at Temple B'nai Israel, Fifteenth Street, N and O Streets, will be on the subject, "Man the Image of God," text (Genesis 1, 27), and "God Created Man In His Image; In The Image of God Created He Him."


Sacramento Circle Installs - Installation of officers was held last evening by Sacramento Circle, No. 246, Companions of Ancient Order of Foresters. Deputy Chief Companion Mrs. K. BROWN, assisted by Mrs. C. LAWRENCE as Herald, installed the following: Junior Past Chief Companion, Mrs. L. COX; Sub-Chief, Mrs. M. HOLLCROFT; Financial Secretary, Mrs. E. MEYER; Treasurer, Mrs. K. WEBBER; Recording Secretary, , Mrs. A. KING; Right Guide, Miss L. WEBBER; Left Guide, Mrs. EMBERLY; Inner Guard, Miss E. DITTNOCK; Outer Guard, Mrs. D.L. DEFTS; Musician, Mrs. P. POWERS; Physician, J.T. MARTINI; Trustees, Mrs. K. BALDWIN; Mrs. M. SILVERIA and Miss A. TREGALIAS.


Asks for Trustee - John MILLER has petitioned the Superior Court for the appointment of a Trustee of the estate of Wesley MERRITT, deceased, to take the place of Trustee Phillip L. EDWARDS, deceased. It is asked that John J. BAUER be appointed. The property is lot 4, M and N, Sixth and Seventh Streets, and is being held in trust for (next line not legible)


To Open Mission - The Peniel Aid Society will open a lunch counter and lodging-house at 695 I street to-morrow night. The place will be operated as a sort of mission home. Exceedingly low prices will be charged for meals and lodgings, as the place will be conducted principally for charity. The Directors of the society chosen at its last meeting are G.A. BROWN, H.L. STEINMEYER, A.H. VAN REED, H.S. MEINHARDT, Mrs. G. EMSLY and Mrs. J.H. MOORE.


Valuable Help - Let Bee want ads take a hand in the nest real estate deal you make.


University Extension Lectures - Professor Benjamin P. KURTZ, of the English Department of California University, will deliver the first of a series of twelve lectures of the University Extension course next Wednesday evening at the new High School on the subject, "English Prose."


Will Dismiss Charge - Following the acquittal of William BAKKAN by a jury yesterday on the charge of stealing amalgam from a gold dredger at Dodge will come the dismissal of the charge against F. LEIGHTON. District Attorney WACHHORST will ask for the dismissal of the charge Saturday ,as the case against Leighton is considered to be even weaker than that against BAKKAN.


Glove Factory - Gloves made to order. Repairing. 1010 6th, bet J and K


Warren Post Installs - Warren Post No. 54, G.A.R., Installed the following officers last evening: Post Commander, James N. SNOOK; S.V. Post Commander, C. BENEDIX; G.V. Post Commander, Ira G. SHAW; Post Surgeon, J. J. WILE; Post Chaplain, G.G. GORE; Post Quartermaster, G.W. HERR; Officer of the Day, E.F. WARNER; Officer of the Guard, W.W. JAMES; Adjutant, L.W. GROTHEN: Sergeant-Major, G.S. HURD, W.B. DAVIS acted as installing officer.


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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday April 6, 1909




Sue for Assessments - Reclamation District No. 34 has filed suit in the Superior Court against Hans HOPPE, F.F. SCHNACKEHRING, Mary A. BELDEN, John HUTCHINSON and A.I. McCOURTNEY for the collection of reclamation and drainage assessment.


Denies Executing Note - Mrs. Marion BAGGS has filed an answer in the Superior Court denying that she delivered a note for $700 in favor of the Sacramento Rochdale Company. W.T. MAY, manager of the concern, is suing Mrs. BAGGS for that amount, alleged to be due for the sale of stock in the corporation.


Alleges Desertion - Desertion is the ground upon which Maud M. SAYLES asks for a divorce from George W. SAYLES. The couple separated not long after their marriage at Stockton, September 25, 1905. Mrs. Sayles and her baby daughter live in Florin with relatives. Sayles is a resident of Stockton.


Reaches the Spot - Johnson Banquet Blend Coffee, 40¢ lb. Rowe's Coffee & Spice Mills, 718 J. Phone 2452R.


Eloped on Tuesday - Pretty Dorothy ASTORGIN, of the Capital candy factory ,who eloped with Vincent GIORANTAZZI, left Sacramento for her wedding trip on Tuesday rather than on Saturday, as formerly stated. The two were married in San Francisco Tuesday night, and are now living on a farm in Arizona.


Ivy Hair Teale absolutely cures dandruff, allays itching and prevents baldness. Jodoin, 913 Sixth St.


Mineral Car Ready - J.A. FILCHER, California Commissioner to Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, expects to ship the first car of mineral exhibits to Seattle to-day. It contains some wonderful specimens of the State's mineral resources and a great variety of them.


Nothing so good as Sherwin & Williams Paints. Oakley 920 J.


Children's Society To-night - A meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will be held to-night in the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Some important business is slated for transaction.




One Cop Captures Two Thugs - With a blow from his club and a shot from his revolver, Policeman E.J. FOLEY made a sensational capture in the San Francisco Mission last night, rounding up two highwaymen just after they had robbed Daniel O'DAY, an Oakland contractor. The loot was recovered.


Killed Himself In Saloon - Fred J. OLSEN, collector of the National Packing Company of San Francisco, and a resident of Melrose, committed suicide in a saloon at Dimond yesterday by taking carbolic acid.


Viaduct for San Francisco - A viaduct is to be built across the Mission Road between Bosworth and Marshall Streets, San Francisco, at a cost to that city of about $225,000, according to a decision reached last night by the Streets and Finance Committees of the Board of Supervisors.


Shots Fired in a Bank - A sensation was caused at the Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, late yesterday afternoon, by the firing of two shots at Forest TUCKER, a young man who had attempted to cash a bogus check for $16.15, and was making a dash for the door. Failing to obey an order to halt by Special Policeman SMITH, the latter fired twice at Tucker, as he reached the street and broke into a run. Neither shot took effect. Tucker ran into a saloon, where he was arrested.


Selling a Power Plant - An order was issued by United States Circuit Judge VAN FLEET in San Francisco yesterday, setting May 20th as the date on which the assets of the Tuolomne Light and Power Company shall be sold at auction to satisfy the debt owed by the company to the Knickerbocker Trust Company of New York, which issued bonds to the extent of $4,000,000. The sale will take place at Sonora.


New Job for Senator Bates - F.J. Clem BATES has been appointed cashier of the United States Mint of San Francisco, vice James SWENEY; resigned. Senator BATES is a resident of Alameda, which district he represented in the State Legislature. The appointment comes through United States Senator George C. PERKINS.


Insane Woman Disturbs Priests - Kitty BRENNAN, an insane woman, created a stir in the Cathedral residence, San Francisco, last evening by running about the corridors screaming and battering at the doors. Fathers BYRNES and HANNAHAN endeavored to pacify the woman, but were at last obliged to telephone for police assistance.


Would Emulate Suicide Wife - Leslie RANKIN, San Francisco glassblower, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant sworn to by Henry S. MARTIN at whose house he has been living, charging him with being insane. Rankin's wife committed suicide about a month ago by swallowing corrosive sublimate. Martin alleges that Rankin has made several attempts to end his own life by turning on the gas.


Jealous of Even the Cat - Lottie CASEY of Oakland said that her husband, T.F. CASEY, a motorman, was so jealous that he would not allow a cat to sit in her lap, and even objected to children occupying her lap. She got an interlocutory decree of divorce yesterday for cruelty.


$1,000 Each to 43 Heirs - Final settlement of the will of the late Dr. Mariano GONZALES was made in Judge GRAHAM's Court yesterday. The arrangement was to set the terms of the will aside and give to Gonzales' wife and daughter equal shares of the estate, with the exception of $1,000 to each of the forty-three heirs of Francisco RICO, Gonzales' half brother.


Devilin on the Stand - United States District Attorney Robert DEVLIN, his chief aide, George CLARK, and Oscar W. LANGE, Chief of the Second Division of the General Land Office, were called to the stand yesterday in the preliminary hearing in San Francisco of the seven charges against Charles P. SNELL of perjury alleged to have been committed while he was testifying in the Benson-Perrin land fraud cases. The main issue was the attempt to locate a contract which figured in the previous cases. DEVLIN refused to testify until ordered to do so by Judge SHORTALL. The attorney said he had no knowledge of the wording or whereabouts of the paper.   


Abolishing Slot Machines - The days of the ever busy slot machines are numbered so far as San Francisco is concerned, the Board of Supervisors having passed to print yesterday on ordinance which puts all drink and cigar nickle in the slot devices under the ban after July 1. The terms of the ordinance are sweeping and no machines of a gambling character will be allowed to run after it becomes effective.




Foye Cothrin, arrested on complaint of James McARDLE, on a charge of battery, was discharged this afternoon by City Justice MARCH. It was claimed by McArdle that Cothrin had run his automobile over him. McArdle explained in Court that Cothrin had paid his doctor bills and had reimbursed him for other losses resulting from the accident. He requested the case be dismissed.




Governor GILLETT to-day honored a requisition from the Governor of Washington for the return of J.E. CALDWELL, who is wanted in Seattle for obtaining money under false pretenses. Caldwell is alleged to have obtained $54 by misrepresenting himself as the owner of some jewelry.




Judge Hughes Refuses To Let Prisoners Loose on Technicality.


John B. WILLIAMS and Dick LILLY, buncomen, must serve their sentences of three and six months respectively in the County Jail for defrauding Jesse SAMUELS out of $15 in a three card monte game. Superior Judge Hughes refused to-day to give the pair their liberty on a writ of habeas corpus sought by Attorney C.T. JONES.


Jones read law for half an hour or more, quoting decisions of the Supreme Court of the State on what constituted a valid charge. He contended that while his clients might have fleeced their victim, the City Attorney had overlooked a point or two in drawing up the complaint. In view of the decisions of the highest Court in the State, Jones argued that the two prisoners should be released.


Assistant District Attorney ATKINSON disagreed with the quotations cited as did Judge Hughes, who announced that he saw no reason for granting the writ. He discharged the writ and remanded the prisoners to the custody of the Sheriff. Both men walked out of the Court with a look of disgust on their faces, and Mrs. Williams, who witnessed the proceedings, breathed a sigh of remorse.




John KANE, arrested on a charge of stealing a case of canned meat from the rear of the Western Meat Company's storeroom, 1314 Sixth Street, was sentenced by City Justice MARCH to-day to serve ninety days in the County Jail.




Reno Physician Disappears on Visit Here to A Patient.


Dr. Alphonse WULLSCHEGE of Reno disappeared in this city two weeks ago when he came here on a visit at the invitation of a patient of his who lived a distance of fifteen miles from this city. The Sacramento police are making every effort to locate him.


When Dr. Wullschege left Reno he gave account of himself, as stated above, that he was visiting a patient in this city. Since then his friends have not heard of him. Several of his patients in Reno finally became alarmed at his continued absence and reported to the Reno Chief of Police. An investigation on his part lead to the information that all who knew of his purposed trip had been given to understand that Sacramento was his destination.


Dr. Wullschege is an Austrian, with dark hair and dark eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. There are three prominent scars on the right side of his face  which he received in duels in his years in the native country.


This is about all the information the local police have from headquarters with regard to the missing doctor. It is not known that he has a family or relatives in Reno.


 Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




Sacramento Bee

Thursday May 13, 1909




Careless With Horses - Dr. J.F. IVERSON, assistant to State Veterinarian KEANE, was dispatched to Fresno County yesterday to make an investigation of a violation of the quarantine against glandered horses. Careless handling of diseased animals has helped to spread the disease. Dr. IVERSON will also inspect horses and mules in Mariposa County afflicted with the same disease.


Madera & Setonville - LAFFERTY's Stables, 1514 J. Every convenience.


To Raise $500,000 - State Treasurer will sell $500,000 worth of San Francisco seawall bonds on July 2d upon the authority of the Board of Harbor Commissioners and pursuant to a proclamation issued by Governor GILLETT. The money will be used for seawall improvement.


Don't Forget About Wire fencing and netting, garden tools, hose, etc. OAKLEY, 920 J

Solicitor Lost to View - B. HOWE, a solicitor for the Office Supply Company on J Street, has left his position without saying anything about it to his employer and namesake, Edward P HOWE, and disappeared. His business was to solicit business, but it is also said that he acted as collector of bills owing his employer. No charges have been made to the police.


Teachers' Examination - The County Board of Education has fixed upon June 28th as the date for the next examination of those applying for teachers' certificates. The date for the examination of pupils who expect diplomas of graduation is June 31st. At the last meeting of the County Board a grammar grade certificate was granted to Miss Bertha MERRILL. Miss Myrtle HEATH was recommended for a life diploma to teach in the grammar schools.


Professor Maurice Leon DRIVER (formerly Dean of the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific), will present his pupil, Miss Mary DEWEES, in a piano recital on Thursday evening, May 13th, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Vocal numbers by Miss Bess BECKETT, Miss Edna ZIMMERMAN, and Miss Charlotte DENSTON.


Double Eagle Settles Case - Upon the payment of $20 by John C. ING, as one of the corporation known as the California Dental Company, the suit brought by F.W. BRAUN was dismissed late yesterday in the Superior Court.


Suits Made To Order from $25 to $45. Brown, blue, black, silver gray. Suits cleaned and pressed. 75 ¢ to $1. All new Spring woolens have arrived. J.H. HEITMAN, fine tailoring, 400 J.


New Fire Horses - Two large bay horses for the Sacramento Fire Department arrived here last evening from O.A. LOWE's ranch near Woodland and were taken to the Nineteenth Street Engine House. The horses were purchased Monday by Fire Chief GUTHRIE. They are five years old and weigh about 1,500 pounds each. The new horses will be broke immediately and them placed in the active fire service. Some of the older horses will be turned over to the Street Department.


Sidewalks - City ordinance affective May 6th. Save trouble and extra charges. McGILLIVRAY Const. Co., 1007 7th. Phone 2524. Estimates given.





Women's Home Mission Workers Listen to Encouraging Reports.


The annual meeting of the Women's Home Mission Society of the Pacific Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which is now in session in this city, made great progress yesterday in the work that has been planned for it to do. The meetings are being held at the M.E. Church, South, Fifteenth and J Streets, and are largely attended and interesting.


The opening devotional exercise yesterday were conducted by Rev. C. Todd CLARK, the pastor. He spoke with great earnestness, and made a lasting impression on his audience.


Following this the business meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. L.J. MADDUX, of Modesto. After some minor business the following Committees were appointed:


Parsonage - Mrs. C.N. HAWKINS, Mrs. McNAMAMIN, Mrs. SLEEPER, Mrs. CAREY, Mrs. BEIVEL and Mrs. HATCHER.


Extension of Work - Mrs. Ella McVAY, Mrs. EDWARDS, Mrs. STOLLE, Mrs. TITUS, Mrs. McMAHON, Mrs. HAWKINS.


Juvenile Work - Mrs. GOSBEY, Mrs. FIELDS, Mrs. RUTHERFORD, Mrs. SMITH.


Resolutions - Mrs. L.S. JONES, Mrs. GRAY, Mrs. BATCHER, Mrs. FRY.


Education - Mrs. C.D. WALLACE, Mrs. E.J. PAGE, Mrs. L.L. CLAYTON, Mrs. J.A.B.FRY.


Rev. J.A. BATCHELOR, Presiding Elder of the district, was asked to act as a Committee on Platform Courtesies.


Memorials - Mrs. McMAHON, Mrs. C.N. HAWKINS, Mrs. WALLACE, Mrs. HEALEY, Mrs. BURKE.


Nominations - Mrs. CRAIG, Mrs. JEFFERSON, Mrs. FIELDS, Mrs. PAGE and Mrs. GOSBEY.

The Second Vice President, who is the Superintendent of "Tithing," made a report showing an encouraging increase along the line of "giving" during the past year.


Mrs. CLAYTON read an amusing poem on "Money Raising in the Local Church," showing some of the ridiculous plans in vogue in this day and age.


Mrs. L.S. JONES, of Chico, discussed the beauties and blessings of a systematic plan of giving.

These were followed by a general discussion.


Miss Ida ALEXANDER, a State Organizer and Lecturer of the W.C.T.U., spoke briefly on the importance of the temperance crusade.


The devotional services at the opening of the afternoon session were conducted by Rev. L. HARTER, of the United Brethren Church.


The president announced that the work of the organization during the year had made great progress.


Mrs. O.N. HAWKINS, of Hollister, made a report dealing largely with the subject of providing homes for pastors. She announced that there were only two pastoral charges in the jurisdiction of the society without such homes.


A statement from the Treasurer, Mrs. E.O. BURKE, of Oakland, gave a general review of the work, which was followed by a paper on the financial conditions and future plans of the society.




Dr. G.A. SPENCER and Mrs. SPENCER have been spending a few days in San Francisco.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. HOWELL, of Red Bluff, are visiting in this city.

M.T. ADAMS came here yesterday from Grass Valley.

Miss G. PARKS, of Red Bluff, is visiting friends in Sacramento.

Mr. and Mrs. E. CASE, of Placerville, are among the guests at the Western Hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. WOOD are visiting in this city, from Chico.

Mrs. H.E. TAIT, of Colusa, is in Sacramento.

George MOLATT came here Wednesday from Roseville.

J.T. WALL was in Sacramento yesterday from Redding.

Mr. and Mrs. W.M. GREEN are visiting in this city from Biggs.

Mrs. W.A. EVERS and Mrs. George SADLER are visiting here form Colfax.

N.G. CARTER, of Chico, was in this city Wednesday.

W. SMITH, of Marysville, is in Sacramento.

A.M. NASH is in this city from Chico.

B. CALDWELL and E.H. SHAW came here yesterday from Biggs.

J.T. TRAYNER, of Marysville, is in the city on business.

T. IRVING arrived here yesterday from Denver Colo.

H.C. DODGE came to this city Wed. from Reno, Nev., and registered at the Golden Eagle Hotel.

Mrs. J.W. McFAYDEN and Mrs. J.D. JOHNSON, of Dixon, are visiting friends in Sacramento.

James CLARK, of Pasadena, is in this city on business.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McCUNE, of Dixon, are among the guests at the Capital Hotel.

G.T. ROBINSON and W.R. CRYEN, of Chico, were among the arrivals here yesterday afternoon.

J.K. O'BRIEN is in this city from Smartville.

Mr. and Mrs. N.B. PERRITY came here this morning from Marysville.

B. MARSH, of Nevada City, is in Sacramento.

George WILHELM, of Grass Valley, registered at the Turelu Hotel yesterday.

Mrs. T.T. CALLAHAN, of Glendale, was visiting in this city Wednesday.

Mrs. C.P. HINCKELL, of Placerville, is visiting friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter DALTON, of Reno, Nev., were among the arrivals here Wednesday.

H. MAREBANK, of Chico, is in Sacramento on business.

C.D. CLARK is in this city from Red Bluff.

A.C. WELSH arrived here this morning from Rawhide, Nev., and registered at the State House Hotel.




General Superintendent J.H. YOUNG and Division Superintendent H.W. SHERIDAN of the Southern Pacific left Sacramento last night for Oroville as a tour of inspection.




Al GRANT, claiming to belong in Chico, appeared at the Police Station this morning in a condition which resembled intoxication but which he declared to be the result of drugs administered to him by four men, whom he charges with filching a check for $54.75 from him.




Three-Year-Old Girl Toddled Into Path of Street Car


Three-year-old Mabel STASSI stood waist deep in the car tracks on Third Street, N and O Streets, at 7:45 last night, gleefully slapping her hands at a merry-go-round droning near, when she was struck by a speeding car, dying instantly.


According to the statement of Joe STASSI, father of the dead child, Motorman WRIGHT will be charged with criminal carelessness under the testimony of Frederico WASTONNIA, living at 1416 Third Street, who claims WRIGHT, the motorman, did not in any way exercise proper precautions. Those familiar with that section of the town, however, say it is a wonder there are not more fatal accidents on that line, because of the recklessness of the children who toddle across the tracks at almost any hour. Undoubtedly, these matters will be gone into at the Coroner's inquest to-night.


On the night before the accident, the mother of little Mabel STASSI, living in the alley west of Third Street, between M and N Streets, was startled in her sleep by a dream in which she saw her young daughter lying dead. Twelve hours later the ill-omen was fulfilled.


As Policeman dragged the battered flesh from under the car wheel, the brown eyes opened, the drawn lips puckered into a smile and the body stiffened. Children near rushed to the home to tell the dire news. Joe STASSI ran hatless to the car tracks where his baby's body was handed to him. The blood dribbled down his clothes from cuts in the head of the baby as he walked unsteadily to his home. In the alley he met his wife, who grabbed the lifeless infant to her breast and pleaded with it to open its eyes.


Policemen MURPHY and ASH, who had come in the patrol, escorted the victim to the home and there examined the wounds, finding the right leg broken and terrible bruises about the head and chest. Coroner GORMLEY was notified, taking the body to the Morgue.


The baby was the favorite of the family. It was permitted to go to the corner to see a merry-go-round. Straggling away from the neighbors' children, it toddled into the car track where the line is being rebuilt. The foundation had been excavated, creating a pit into which the baby tumbled. From this novel point it enjoyed the site of the corner attraction even more and was heard cooing several times.


Motorman WRIGHT says he employed every emergency to save the baby, but that he did not see her until he was almost upon her.


Last night WRIGHT gave himself up at the Police Station and was cleared on his own recognizance by City Justice MARCH.


The Coroner's Jury will hold an inquest to-night. If STASSI introduces witnesses the hearing will probably be continued until to-morrow.


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Sacramento Union

Thursday, July 1, 1909




The funeral of Charles JACOBSEN, the 16-year-old boy who was drowned in the Sacramento river, at Grand Island, Sunday, June 20, was held yesterday afternoon at Rio Vista.


Coroner Gormley held the inquest yesterday morning at Rio Vista, the jury bringing in a verdict of accidental drowning. The boy was the sole support of his family, his father being a paralytic, and neighbors raised a fund, with which the boy was buried.




On Tuesday evening, June 23, the following officers of Grace Institute No. 17, Young Ladies' Institute, for the ensuing term were installed by District Deputy Mrs. J. McGEE.


Past President, Mamie M. FARRELL, president, Margaret McMORRY; first vice-president, Kate O'LEARY; second vice-president, Lena MORLEY; recording secretary, Lillian M. HANFORD; financial secretary, Elizabeth McMORRY; treasurer, Loretto FARRELL; marshal, Edith GILMORE; inside sentinel, Katherine KATSULLS; outside sentinel, Ruth MILLER; trustees - Mary L. HAGGERTY, Mrs. M. LYNCH, Kitty SHECHAN, Christina SCHMORLEIZ, Lucy M. GENIS; organist, Etta BURKE; delegates to grand institute - Kate O'LEARY, Annie STANFIELD, Lena MORLEY, Margaret McMORRY.


The retiring president, Mamie M. FARRELL, was presented with a cluster diamond ring. The members then adjourned to the banquet hall, where dainty refreshments were served.




Herman BILSE has been arrested for selling liquor without a license in a saloon near the mouth of the American river. He will be prosecuted by the district attorney. Later BILSE was admitted to bail by Justice CLARKEN in the sum of $250, with J. ZUMANSKY and J. RYAN as sureties. The defendant is an old-time musician.




Supervisors Will Consider Plans for Structure.  


The supervisors will meet next week as a board of equalization to consider plans and specifications for a million-dollar drawbridge which the Southern Pacific company is prepared to construct this year across the Sacramento river in place of the unsightly structure now used to connect Broderick with this side.


The new structure is to be of ornamental design and built entirely of steel. It will span the river at a point several hundred yards above the present bridge, and will afford a more direct route than hitherto.


In a letter from Vice-President E.E. CALVIN, presented to the board of supervisors yesterday by T.R. JONES, request was made for a conference.




Wife Kicked Him Out of Bed, Refused to Cook for Him.


T.F. KETTLER, an employe in the railroad shops of this city, was yesterday, by Superior Judge POST, granted an interlocutory decree from Cecelia KETTLER. The defendant did not appear in court. From the witnesses placed on the stand, and the plaintiff's testimony, it was established that he had been treated with extreme cruelty. His wife had kicked him out of the bed, refused to cook his meals, and that he had to go away from home to get something to eat. It appeared to the court that KELLTER was a very much abused man, and so stated in rendering his decision.




The Italian rancher whose suicide at Isleton was told in yesterday's Union is reported by Coroner Gormley to be P. PARENTI, a resident of Twitchell Island. Parenti became despondent through financial reversals and blew out his brains Tuesday in the presence of his wife.


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Sacramento Union

Thursday, July 8, 1909




Mrs. S.C. McDONALD and daughter May left Wednesday for Wheatland for a ten days' outing

Mrs. John HOESCH and daughters, Gertrude and Marguerite, have gone to visit Mr. and Mrs. O.A. LOWE at Woodland.


Mrs. E. KENNEDY at 2400 I street is spending her vacation at Oceono Beach.


City Detective Max P. FISHER has returned from a two weeks' outing at Oceono Beach, in San Luis Obispo county.


Captain R. FOSTER and wife of Marysville passed through here yesterday in their touring car en route home from the celebration at Jacksonville. They report the roads in good condition.


Harry MURRY of San Francisco, C.L. NELSON of Reno and Dr. D.E. COGLUM of San Francisco are traveling to Woodland by automobile on a pleasure trip.


Dr. C.O. ENGSTROM left Sunday morning for San Francisco, where he will attend the California State Dental association's convention.


At the State House Hotel - Charles HUNT, Colfax; J.W. RUDDOCK, Redding; Susie E. WIEDMAN, Georgetown; Emil L. KAHN, Woodland; Budd BAKER, Woodland; Frank WILLIAMS, Nevada City; W.D. STONE, Redlands; M. WESSICH, Calistoga; J.L. WILLIS, Chico; T. RICHARDS, Amador City; A. WETTE, Amador City; F. FOREMAN, Visalia; F. W. ANDRESSEN, Ferndale; J.H. DESROSEN, Isleton; D.A. GOSQUIT, Canning; John P. FISHER; J.D. HERFORD, Lakeview.


At the Capital hotel: James K. O'BRIEN, Smartsville; George STRAITH, Fair Oaks; H.F. JOHNSTON and wife, San Francisco; B. BANE, New York; S. S. GEAR, Oakland; T.W. DEAN, George B. GREEN, F.B. HOLLESTER, James E. GREEN, Miss G. GREEN, Courtland; F.L. CLARK, San Francisco; Jes. BARKEN, San Francisco; George B. SCOTT, New York; R.C. BYRON, Marysville; Miss Grace WALTON, Oroville; E.W. MAJOR, Berkeley.

At the Golden Eagle Hotel - J. BOWEN, San Francisco; H.C. BAYER, Oakland; J.F. DUGAN, Santa Rosa; F.C. BOYD, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. T. ANDERSON, San Francisco; R.W. MEAD, Portland; T.G. ELGIE, Newcastle; W.B. GIBSON, Woodland; R.D. BIGGS, Chicago; E.G. STEPHENSON, Elk Grove; E.R. CROSSETT, San Francisco; S. NATHAN, San Francisco; Miss E.L. SCOTT, San Francisco; J.B. HILLER, San Francisco; C.L. VILLINGER, Findley, Ohio.


At the Western Hotel - W.J. STEWART, Gold Run; W. DURRELL and wife, Tacoma; A. WAQUIST, Kennett; Mrs. S.E. HEFFNER, Dixon; L.M. HARKNESS, Stockton; Mrs. H.L. HUSTON, Sonora; F. BUTTERS and wife, Woodbridge; W.E. BROWN and family, Elk Grove; C.A .HUBBARD and wife, Woodland; James HENRY, Reno; O.P. FOWLER, Coalinga; A. RIESE, San Francisco; W.C. SNOW, Winnemucca; W.E. WOODS, Ogden; J. F. SMITH, San Francisco.


ROBERTS INQUEST - The inquest over the remains of Harry ROBERTS, the barber who killed himself Tuesday morning, will not be held until Coroner Gormley returns at the end of the week. The body meanwhile will be held at the morgue.


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The Sacramento Bee

Friday, July 9, 1909



Pistol Snaps, Razor Fails To Cut True When Barton Attempts Suicide.

  Rather than drag out a life which he felt would be made unbearable by his craving for morphine, William BARTON, who lived alone in a cabin at 919 Fourth Street and was formerly a blacksmith at the Southern Pacific shops, attempted suicide early this morning, first with a revolver, and then when it had snapped twice as he tried to shoot himself in the forehead, by cutting the veins of his right wrist with a razor.

Seen By Stranger

  The front of BARTON’s cabin is in line with the sidewalk, and the front door was open. A street sweeper from one of the teams which was at work on that street early this morning, saw through the door that something had happened to the man inside. When he found that it was a case of attempted suicide he reported it to Policeman DESMOND, who called for the patrol wagon. BARTON was brought to the Receiving Hospital and treated there by Assistant City Physician HENRIKSON. The wound he inflicted on himself was not fatal, and it is probable that he will recover.

BARTON said that he was led to attempt his life by looking forward into the future where he saw nothing in store for him but misery. BATON is over fifty years old. He was for a number of years a blacksmith at the Southern Pacific shops.



With the swing of confidence and the stride of a youth, his body refreshed by a rest and the gentle, bracing mountain air, Edward Payson WESTON, the septaugenarian “walker”, struck the crest of the Sierra Nevadas last night, and is now on his way down the great, long, winding slopes, following the scar cleaved by the railroad tracks.

The silver-haired walker is on his way to Auburn this afternoon. Midnight will find him in that town. Tomorrow he will come into Sacramento under cover of darkness, anywhere between the dinner hour and midnight.



William ATKINS was fined $100 by City Justice ANDERSON to-day for smoking opium. ATKINS is a colored barber, who works at 1603 J Street.


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The Sacramento Bee

Saturday, July 10, 1909



  A third aspirant to be considered the widow of Harry ROBERTS, who committed suicide on Tuesday in this city, has put in her appearance. This Mrs. ROBERTS writes from San Diego to the police to send her information to assist her in making up her mind whether the unfortunate man was once her husband.

  She has been a long time separated from the man whose name she bears, and has not been able to keep tab on his course, so at the time of writing she was far from sure she had been made a widow by the man who committed suicide here on Tuesday.

  ROBERTS was a local barber, who chloroformed himself, when he was despondent after a long course of drinking. It appeared at the inquest that he had a divorced wife in this city, and a wife in Alameda.



  Acting Chief of Police FISHER kept a policeman on duty to-day and will until midnight in front of the Columbia Caf’, blockading the entrance to the gaming parlors upstairs, where the tiger was beginning again to show signs of life until the prompt action of Chief SULLIVAN yesterday quenched the vital spark.

  The word had gone forth among the elect that Ed. KRIPP was about to open up again, and the floating rumors received substantiation from the show of life and activity in and about the Columbia Caf’. An officer will be kept on the corner as sentinel as long as it is deemed necessary.



  George CRESSMAN was arrested this morning on the charge of striking a boy named Clinton CROSS on Eighth Street, J. and K. The boy worked for a dyeing and cleaning works and the members of the firm say the man struck the blow because he was angry that the boy had a job which he had tried to get for himself.



  George MEYERS was found guilty to-day of disrupting the peace and sentence postponed until Monday. MEYERS drew a knife on a man who remonstrated with him for indecent behavior in the alley between Fifth and Sixth, J and K Streets.



  Capital City Circle, No. 257, Companions of the Forest, has installed the following officers: P.C., Mary FORREST; C.C., Ida TAYLOR; S.C., T. DE COSTA; R.S., Selma SILVERSTONE; F.S., Ida HALE; Treasurer, Evelyn COOMBES; R.O., Lulu BURDICK; L.G., Hattie MYRICK; L.G., Ella BURDICK; O.G., Myra BURDICK; Pianist, L. HALE; Trustees, A. MEYERS, C. MATHEWS, Mary GANNON.


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The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 12, 1909



Top Of Head Had Been Blown Off With Shotgun - Leaves Name Of F. Meyer

  The body of a man who had either blown the top of his head off or was brutally murdered in the thick brush across the American River about a mile below the Twelfth-Street bridge, was found this morning by J.W. PRITCHARD and Grover GODDING, who had been told by members of a fishing party yesterday that the odor arising from the brush caused them to believe that a dead man was located there.

  The body was removed to the morgue where a slip of paper bearing the name of F. MEYER, Seventh and L Streets, was found in his pocket. This was the only means that offers a clew to his identity.

A fairly new single-barrel 12 bore shotgun was found by the side of the body, which was in a bad state of decomposition from about a month’s exposure to the weather. An empty shell in the gun told the mute story of how the dead man lost the top of his head. The face had fallen away and no marks on the body could give an estimate as to the man’s age.

  His Panama hat was found close to the body. The clothes were a dark gray material and from all appearance the dead man was well to do.

In order to remove the body from the brush it was necessary to take axes and cut a path through the undergrowth.


    Personal Notes

Mrs. R. RHODES of Truckee is in this city.

G.B. JACOBS is visiting Sacramento from San Francisco.

J.D. NAGLE of Newcastle is visiting this city.

Paul JEAN arrived in this city Sunday from Perkins.

Mrs. H. WHITE of San Francisco is registered at the Turclu Hotel.

G.H. DICKINSON came here Sunday from Stockton.

Mrs. J.G. LEE of Nevada City is visiting this city.

J. MAYER is here from San Francisco.

H.E. FRY of San Francisco is among the guests at the Capital Hotel.

Frank BOWEN is in this city from Ryde.

T.A. DIXON of San Francisco was among the arrivals here yesterday.

J.H. PRATT of Berkeley is registered at the Golden Eagle Hotel.

Karathyn JOHNSON arrived in this city yesterday from San Francisco.

G. GREEN of San Francisco is visiting this city.

W.C. FINLEY of San Francisco was among the arrivals here Sunday.

A. BROWN arrived here yesterday from Lodi.

C.B. HUMPHREY and wife of San Francisco are visiting this city.

J. BLOE of Oakland is visiting Sacramento.



Alfred LITTON was sentenced by City Justice ANDERSON to-day to spend fifty days in the County Jail for an assault upon a woman of the concentration camp.



John FABIAN was found guilty by City Justice ANDERSON this morning on the charge of riding an old work horse in the Capitol Park until it nearly dropped from exhaustion. Sentence will be pronounced Wednesday.



Home Burglarized - The residence of Fred BODEN, 2115 Twenty-second Street, was entered and robbed early yesterday morning. The burglars got in by prying the back door open. They got some small change from BODEN’s clothes.


Chas. M. CECKWITH has removed his offices to 918 Sixth.


Auto Accident - Ah HONG, an aged Chinese vegetable peddler, was treated at the Receiving Hospital yesterday for an injured right leg, due to his horse running away on a road just outside the city, when an auto passed by and frightened it. The autoists saw the accident, but did not stop to inquire its seriousness, and the Chinese was found late by Constable Mike JUDGE.


Awning Burns - The Fire Department was summoned last night to put out the flames which were consuming an awning in front of the Longshore trunk store at 515 J Street. It is thought that the flames started from some one in the rooms above dropping a lighted cigar on the canvas.


Prison Chaplain talks - Rev. W.H. LLOYD, Chaplain at Folsom Prison, will lecture at the Central M.E. Church to-night on “Prison Reform.” The men?s society will furnish several musical numbers.


Alleged Wife Beater - Policeman Ashland SHIELDS last night arrested Jack ENGLISH, a stevedore, on the charge of beating his wife at their home in the alley between O and P, Eighth and Ninth Streets.


Restores Peace - Detective KRIPP yesterday smoothed the difficulties between Madame FRANKLYN, a clairvoyant, and Mr. FRANKLYN, after the quarrel had reached such a stage that the seeress thought it necessary to appeal for police protection. The couple live at 1411 K Street.


Atkinson’s Business College, 13th and J Sts. New and elegant apartments.


Boy Arrested Here - John DAVIS, who ran away from his home in San Francisco two weeks ago, was caught in this city last Saturday night by Patrolman Thielan. He was turned over to Probation Officer SULLIVAN, who notified the Juvenile Court of San Francisco. DAVIS is 17 years old, and says that since leaving his home he has been roaming around the country. He was on his way to the railroad construction camps near Auburn, so he says.


Harrison Cyclery, 1010 J - Lawn blowers sharpened; called for, delivered.


Detective’s Honeymoon - On his fourteenth trip to California, Detective Sergeant Norman FITZSSIMMONS, of New York, came not alone, but was accompanied by his bride. This is his honeymoon, but on the side he is seeking to extradite a man held prisoner in San Francisco, and wanted at New York on seven counts of forgery.


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The Sacramento Bee

Monday, July 19, 1909



Tale of Wrecked Lives Told By Apprehension of Murray

A domestic tragedy, harrowing in its story of wrecked lives, is revealed by the arrest of J.W. MURRAY, a teamster. While MURRAY lies in jail, his wife is the inmate of an insane asylum and their baby of three weeks is a waif at a foundling home.

  The woman’s mentality, never strong, began to fail rapidly after the birth of her child at the County Hospital. What appeared to be inevitable happened after her husband had left her penniless in a room on I Street, opposite the Court House, just after bringing her back from the hospital. The multiplied troubles unhinged her mind completely. When she threatened to kill herself and babe it was thought the part of wisdom to send her to an asylum. Last week she was committed to Napa.

   Murray’s last ignoble act before leaving his wife was to steal $2 she had given him for medicine. This money had been supplied her by Judge HUGHES, of the Juvenile Court, out of an estate held by the woman’s adult daughter, now of San Francisco. Instead of securing the medicine for his wife, Murray spent the money in saloons, and then disappeared.

   A search was made for Murray by the Sheriff’s deputies, but without success until last night. It was generally thought that he had fled to some remote part of the State until a telephone message from the landlady informed the Sheriff last night that the man had visited the room where he had left his wife. A few minutes afterward he was overtaken on Seventh Street. The information that his wife was insane shocked Murray into mild surprise, but he relapsed into unconcern soon afterwards.

   For his conduct Murray may be sent to jail for a long period, as it lies in the power of the Juvenile Court to charge him with a felony. Murray has a reputation with his last employer of being a good workman, which is only equaled by his capacity for liquor.

   Meanwhile the babe coos in a little crib at the Home of the Merciful Savior, unconscious of the tragedy that its birth has brought. Charitable women put it there. Like its mother, it is in sickly health, and may not survive very long.


Submitted by Betty Loose betty@unisette.com




Sacramento Bee

Saturday October 23, 1909




Having signed a contract with the Ransome Concrete Company to wreck and rebuild the state House Hotel, I desire to inform the public that I will close the business of the hotel on Saturday evening, October 22d.


I wish also to thank the many guests who have favored me with their patronage in the past and to inform them that I will re-open about July 1st, 1910, at which time the new hotel will be nearly double the capacity of the present building, and will combine every known feature of a modern and up-to-date hotel.


Wm. Land




The Rev. Frank M. BAKER, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Sixth Street, between K and L, will preach a sermon to-morrow night on the saloon question, taking as his subject: "Two Flags That Never Harmonize." His sermon will be an answer to the letter sent to him by the Sacramento Royal Arch in which a plea is "made for equal rights."


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Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

4 November 1909, various pages


Fisk's Injuries Result in Death

Wealth Hop Grower Struck by Street Car Dies in Hospital

Charles Fisk, a wealthy hop grower in the Riverside district, died last night at the Sisters' Hospital from injuries sustained in a street car accident Monday night. Internal injuries are believed to have been inflicted when a Tenth-Street car struck FISK, but as the physicians in attendance were not certain of this Coroner GORMLEY will hold an autopsy. FISK, according to Motorman S. E. DRAKE and Conductor F. W. SMITH, was lying on the street-car track in front of the Jolly Two saloon on the Riverside Road when struck. The lower step of the car hit him and hurled him some distance. He was picked up and rushed to the Sisters' Hospital.

Earlier in the evening FISK had boarded the car at Tenth and W Streets and said he was going home, which is a short distance beyond the new baths. When the car reached the Jolly Two roadhouse FISK signaled the conductor to stop and dismounted. Both the conductor and motorman say FISK was intoxicated.




Rob Japanese -- T. TAKAMOTO, a barber at 1122 1/2 Third Street, reported to the police last night that his room had been entered and robbed of $4 in coin and several pieces of jewelry. Takamoto was away at the time celebrating the Emperor's birthday.


Marriage Licenses in San Francisco -- The following marriage licenses have been issued at San Francisco to residents of this city: Albert F. FORD, 29 years of age, of Auburn, and Alice H. STAIGER, 30 years of age, of Sacramento; George L. MALM, 25 years of age, and Lillian E. NELSON, 20 years of age, both of Sacramento.


Building Permit -- A permit was issued to-day to O. K. BISHOP to erect a two story frame dwelling to cost $1,500 on part of lot three, V and W, Tenth and Eleventh Streets.


Hurt in Runaway -- Alfour PERUCHINI, an Italian vegetable peddler, was severely hurt yesterday when his horse ran away. He was thrown to the street at Fifth and J and cut about the head and face.


Reports Big Winning -- Frank DAROUX, well known in Sacramento, reports having won $20,000 on the result of the election in San Francisco. Of this amount $3,000 was won on McCARTHY and $17,000 on FICKERT.


Auto Strikes Bicyclist -- Le Roy OSCHNER, elevator boy at the Oschner Building, drove Dr. A. F. HIGGINS' automobile over the leg of J. F. KEARNS, a lodge organizer, last evening at Seventh and K Streets, when the guard of the machine struck the man, who was on a bicycle, throwing him into the street. KEARNS was delayed somewhat in catching a train for Modesto, but aside from this and a few minor bruises he was not badly hurt.


Personal Notes


B.S. TRACY, of Medford, Ore., is at the Hotel Sacramento.

Mrs. F. W. BLANCHARD and Mrs. William H. LAWSON of Woodland are visiting here.

R. GOWER is in town from Galt today.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. FROST of Oroville are visitors to Sacramento.

R. N. DAY is down from Placerville on business.

J. T. MORISON of Marysville is registered at the Capital Hotel.

W. C. DILLIAN is a visitor from Ione.

H. L. STRICKER of Arbuckle is in Sacramento on business.

Mr. and Mrs. James MAYFIELD are visiting from Cordelia.

D. C. CAMPBELL of Colfax is in town.

Mr. and Mrs. NIESTRATH are up from Courtland.

H. A. OSTLER is staying at the Golden Eagle Hotel from Reno.

N. W. McCONNELL is in town from Blue Canyon.

Mr. and Mrs. W. SMITH are visitors from Folsom.

W. M. FITZPATRICK is a Dunsmuir arrival in Sacramento.

Mrs. A. M. REID and Miss REID, of Cosumnes, are among the guests at Turclu Hotel.

W. B. COLBY and son came to this city yesterday from Clarksburg.

Mrs. W. WOOD of Roseville, is visiting this city.


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Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

5 November 1909, page 2




Rigs Collide -- A wagon belonging to S. H. FARLEY collided with a buggy belonging to D. W. CARMICHAEL yesterday afternoon at Seventh and K Streets. The driver of the wagon was thrown to the pavement but not seriously injured. CARMICHAEL's buddy was demolished.


Dr. Howard CAMERON removed his office to Elks' Building.


Andes' Case Continued -- The case of J. H. ANDES, charged with embezzlement, was on the calendar in the City Justice's Court this morning, but was continued a week at the request of the attorneys for the defense.


Tired in Two Days -- Hiram R. RATCLIFFE, an employe [sic] of the Southern Pacific shops in this city, has brought suit for divorce in the Superior Court from Jessie RATCLIFFE, through his attorney Eugene SOULE. The plaintiff alleges that his bride deserted him in Texas, two days after their marriage. They were married four years ago.


Woodmen Initiate Class -- Camp Capital, No. 8056, Modern Woodmen of America, initiated a class of about 100 candidates into the secrets of the order last Tuesday night. The ritualistic work was exemplified by the team of Capital Camp, assisted by State Deputy Head Consul H. V. REES. Many Woodmen from neighboring cities were present.


Laborer is Bankrupt -- C. J. MALONE, claiming to be a laborer of Sacramento, has filed a petition in the United States District Court at San Francisco to be declared a bankrupt. He owes $402.27, and he has nothing with which to settle his debts.


Gets Ten Days -- James WELCH, arrested for malicious mischief on complaint of James McMANUS, an employe of the Northern Electric Railway, pleaded guilty in the City Justice's Court this morning and was given ten days in jail. He was caught in the act of cutting open a sack at the Northern Electric freight depot at Second and M Streets.


Teamsters Fight -- V. PIAGGI and D. PARKER, both teamsters, engaged in a fist fight at Second and L Streets at an early hour this morning, and were arrested by Patrolmen RYAN and PATTERSON. No complaint was filed against them, however, and they were discharged when their cases were called in the City Justice's Court this morning.


Suite against Dredger Begins -- The suit of W. S. KENDALL against the El Dorado Gold Dredging Company to annul a lease of land near Folsom, was begun in the Superior Court yesterday before Judge POST. The case will be on trial for several days.


Head Badly Battered -- Frank HOWARD, a horseman, who claims Colusa as his home, was taken to the Receiving Hospital last night with a badly battered head. He was under the influence of liquor and claimed that he had been beaten and robbed.


His Ankle Injured -- A horse ridden by Leslie HULEN, a 10-year-old boy of Oak Park, slipped and fell to the pavement at Tenth and L Streets this morning, injuring the lad's ankle. The little fellow was picked up by the occupants of the house on the northeast corner of Tenth and L Streets, who dressed his injury. He was later sent to the Receiving Hospital.


Another Bicycle Stolen -- N. W. MONTGOMERY, of 1819 K Street, reported to the police this morning that his bicycle was stolen last night. The police believe that it was ridden away by some mischievous boy.




M. A. ROSE and wife, of Roseville, are among guests at the Turclu Hotel.


Mrs. H. L. CUSHMAN and sister, of Clarksburg, came to Sacramento yesterday.


J. C. SMITH, of Courtland, will spend a few days in this city.


E. McSHEA, of Stockton, is registered at the Turclu Hotel.


William LEHMAN, of Auburn, is visiting this city.


P. NEWMAN and wife of Elk Grove, are among the guests at the Turclu Hotel.



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Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

8 November 1909, page 12


City News in Brief


State Bar Association -- A meeting of lawyers from all parts of the State has been called in San Francisco for next Wednesday for the purpose of forming a State Bar Association. Attorneys Grove L. JOHNSON, Robert WARING and A. M. SEYMOUR will represent the local Bar Association.


Willis Resigns as Editor -- E. B. WILLIS has resigned as editor of the Sacramento Weekly, a society publication which he and J. M. ANDERSON recently launched in this city. The publication appeared Saturday with the name of Mr. WILLIS omitted from its place on the editorial page. The paper will continue under Mr. Anderson's direction.


Whooping Cough Fatal -- Coroner GORMLEY held an inquest yesterday over the remains of Pearl QUEDEN, 2 years old, who died on a passenger train while on the way from Seattle to this city. It was found that the little one succumbed to whooping cough. It died in its mother's arms.


Was Stanford Student -- Herbert FRAZER, who was killed by a fall from a telephone pole near Folsom last Saturday, as told in The Bee of that day, was a student of Stanford University, and a member of a prominent San Jose family. He was in the third year of a course of engineering at Stanford.


Successor for Bruncken -- State Librarian GILLIS was authorized to exhaust every means to find a successor of suitable caliber to Ernest BRUNCKEN, who recently resigned the place of research librarian to go to Washington, at a meeting of the Board of State Library Trustees, Saturday afternoon. The State Librarian may go East to search for the man needed for the place.


Porch Climber at Work -- J. WILLIAM, who has a room in the second story of a building at 1630 Eleventh Street, has reported to the police that early yesterday morning his room was entered and $4 stolen from him. The thief climbed to the roof of the porch and entered the room through the window.


Hurt by Fall -- Thomas EPPERSON, a teamster, fell from a truck he was driving yesterday afternoon and was taken to the Sisters' Hospital suffering from injuries to his back and head.


Alleged Thief Caught -- Detectives RICHARDS and KRIPP and Policeman MALONE yesterday caught Sandy ROBERTS, colored, who is charged with robbing a man of $80 in Stockton.


Dr. A. EBERLE, Dentist, has opened offices in the Ruhstaller Bldg., 9th and J.


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