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Sacramento Union

Tuesday, January 9, 1912



               New Board of Trustees Does Usual Amount Routine Work

 At last night’s meeting of the city board of trustees on recommendation of the fire and police board, Firemen J.W. HOGAN and F.W. BUTLER, who have served the city continuously in the call department for more than twenty years, were made pensioners and placed on the retired list.

  City Collector SPAULDING reported that collections of water taxes during the year had aggregated $156,138, and that the total collected during the year, including property taxes, amounted to $894,303.

  Street Superintendent IRVINE reported that the holes in the levee in front of the Friend and Terry Lumber company’s place, had been sunk for the purpose of erecting the wharf, that they were behind the riprapping and had not injured it, and that they were more of a benefit than a detriment. A week ago complaint about the holes was made to the trustees.

  Complaint was made by WHITE, MILLER & McLAUGHLIN, representing certain clients, that the owners of the WRIGHT tract on the J street road had dug a ditch so as to throw the water form the tract through a swale in the INDERKIM ranch, and that to do so would mean to send a large extra flow through McKinley Park and to destroy it for pleasure purposes.

  Trustee CARRAGHAR explained that the board was not responsible for the ditch cut, that it had been ordered by the supervisors, but that the natural escape for the water from the track was by the way of McKinley Park and that the board had done nothing without the advice of the city engineer.

  Trustee CARRAGHAR and Clerk DESMOND were directed to confer with County Auditor WILLIAMS with a view of having the money belonging to the annexed districts transferred from the county to the city.

  The bid of the four local banks for the $75,000 river improvement bonds was accepted. Trustee CARRAGHAR reported that he had been unable to get a better one. The banks will take up the bonds at par, with accrued interest, the rate to be 4 ½ per cent.


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Sacramento Union

Monday, October 3, 1910


               NEW PASTOR IN CHARGE

The Rev. M. Kent Preaches First Service at Folsom Methodist Church

FOLSOM (Sacramento Co.), Oct. 2 - At the conference recently held at Pacific Grove the Rev. Mr. KENT was appointed to preside over the M.E. church at Folsom. Mr. Kent occupied the pulpit here today for the first time.



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Sacramento Bee

Thursday Evening September 11, 1911






STOCKTON (San Joaquin Co.) September 21 - After four successful sessions and a trip to

the Delta lands, the twelfth annual convention of the California Retail Grocers'

Merchants'  Association was concluded here last evening with a banquet at the Stockton.


The next convention will be held at Del Monte, undeR the auspices of the Monterey-Pacific

Grove Grocers' Association.


Officers were elected yesterday as follows:

President H. HANCH, Alameda; FirsT Vice President W. J. HICKEY, Petaluma;

Second Vice President, N.E. WILSON, Los Angeles;

Third Vice President, Al W. LEHIKE, San Francisco,

Treasurer, F. SERMONET, Sacramento;

Past President, W.H. POSTON, Pomona;

Directors, C.B. PEARSON of Stockton, F.B. CONNALLY of San Francisco, George F. KING

of Santa Rosa, Joseph F. WALSH of Eureka, W. A. McDONALD of San Jose;

N. B. BURLINGAME of Pacific Grove, F.H. BRIGGS of San Diego, Rus WARDEN of

San Rafael, A.A. JOST of Sacramento and J.B. HOPKINS of Oakland.


J.R. NEWBERRY of Los Angeles spoke yesterday on "Modern Evolution of the Retail

Grocery Business." He said that commercialism is being put to a severe test. "Less that 2

per cent of the people are the middlemen," he declared. "Eighty-five percent are the

hard-working men. The  balance are the producers and the consumers. You can't hold the

people up the way you are doing. I could not meet my expenses without a profit of 23 per cent.


Fourteen per cent of this was forced on the people without my consent for solicitation

and delivery." The speaker said that when he returned from the East he found 465 people on

his pay-roll, with a weekly salary of $4,600. He withdrew every solicitor and charged the

public for delivery.


    "I am taking my medicine. The change will cost me $75,000. I am ashamed of myself and

the system I allowed. I feel I haven't treated the consumer honestly-the man I filched

money from. I am attepmting to rectify what mistakes might have been made by adopting a

new system."






OROVILLE (Butte Co.) September 21 - A false alarm was rang in at 5 o'clock last evening

when small boys playing at the corner of Second Avenue and Montgomery Street drove

a baseball against box No.27. The central alarm rang in and the department made a run of

seven blocks.





COLUSA (Colusa Co.) September 21 The Colusa Kindergarten, under the direction of

Mrs. Frances S. GILMAN, opened Tuesday, twenty little pupils being enrolled. Miss

Bertha McCUNE is pianist and assistant.





CHICO (Butte Co.) September 21 - At the Oakdale School yesterday there was formed under

the direction of Principal S.B. ROBBINS a debating and literary society in the Eighth Grade.

The purpose is to give the children training in the line of debating and parliamentary laws.

The first question discussed will be "Women Suffrage." The following officers were elected:

President, Will NASH;

Vice President, Herbert WALKER;

Secretary, Gertrude PRICE;

Treasurer, Lela MARGASON.





COLUSA (Colusa Co.) September 21.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lowe WATSON and Mrs. Mary PEARCE addressed a large sized audience at

an open air meeting here last night. Women's Suffrage was the subject.


 The meeting eas presided over by Geprge W. MOORE, Principal of the Grammar School.

Mrs. J.A. ALBERRY, Mrs. Robert COSNER and Mrs. J.H. SHEARER occupied seats on

the platform as Vice Presidents.


 The speakers scored Seator SANFORD for his opposition to the Suffrage movement and

made strong pleas for the adoption of the Suffrage Amendment.


 This afternoon the speakers will be in Princeton, to-night at Maxwell and the meetings for

the rest of the week will be as follows: Williams, Friday night; Sycamore, Saturday, 12 m.,

College City, Saturday 3 p.m., Arbuckle, Saturday at 8 p.m.




HAWTHORNE (Nev.) September 21.

As a result of an attempt to escape from the County jail at this place a few nights ago, J.

E. VALENTINE, awaiting trial on a charge of dynamiting, is lying in hte hospital ward of

the jaial suffering from many wounds.


 Valentine managed to tear a stone from the wall of his cell and attempted to crawl through

the hole. He became wedged in the holes and was discovered by the jailer, who was aroused

by the barking of dogs. It required the combined efforts of several men to pull valentine out

of his self-made trap, and his body was fearfully lacerated.





MASON (Nev.) September 21 - It is expected that there will be some sensational

developments when the preliminary examinations of Dr. W.T. Eikner, charged with the murder

of W.J. OTTER, is called up in the Justice Court this week.


Dr. Eikner still refuses to make any statement in connection with the affair. He is still in

custody. It is rumored that the unwritten law will figure largely in the defense made by Eikner.


The body of Otter will probably be shipped to West Detroit, Mich., for burial, as the mother

of the deceased resides at that place.





GOLDFIELD (Nev.) September 21

 In a raid made on Goldfield's tenderloin district, three men, who are believed to have

been responsible for many petty crimes committed of late below the dead line, were taken

in custody and charged with vagrancy.


The men are Lon BURKE, Charles FISCHER and Robert McKENZIE. All are

Notorious characters of this place. Burke entered a plea of guilty when arraigned in the

Justice Court and was given sixty days in the County Jail. Fischer asked for further time in

which to plead, and McKenzie pleaded not guilty.





CARSON (Nev.) September 21

 Lengthy arguments and objectives to evidence marked the resumption of the case of

receiver Frank WILDES against the Directors of the State Bank and Trust Company. The

case was re-opened before Judge LANGAN yesterday, and owing to the objections

and arguments, but little progress was made. It is thought that it will be at least another

year before the case is submitted for a decision.






MARION DE VRIES, who has been spending the Summer at his ranch at Woodbridge,

San Joaquin County, has left for Washington, D.C.


CHARLES M. BLESHAW of Antioch, and Mrs. Belshaw are in San Francisco.


FREDERICK LYON, manager of the Mammoth Copper Company that has a copper smelter

at Kennett, is in San Francisco.


GEORGE A. BARTLETT of Reno, is n San Francisco.


F.J. SUTHERLAND of Antioch is in san Francisco.


REV. M.O. BRIGGS has returned from Pacific Grove to resume his pastorate of the

Methodist Church at Red Bluff for another year.


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The Sacramento Union                                                     

Wednesday Morning September 20, 1911





To Quiet Title - Clarence L.T. TRYON has sued Emma Bell TRYON to quiet the title to the east ½ of lot 2, and the west ½ of lot 3, 29th, 30th, V and W streets in this city.


The Coleman Estate Auction - Interest in this great sale increases daily. Today at 2 o'clock there will be sold the Oriental rugs, oil paintings and furniture. A magnificent collection of diamonds and jewelry will be on exhibition to be sold Thursday. W.W. MACKINDER, auctioneer.


Peters Appointment - The appraisers of the estate of the late Sarah Lillian PETERS have filed their report showing the value of the property to be $852.50. Also the appraisers of the estate of Albert STODDARD, deceased, have made their inventory fixing the value of the property at $100.


Sullivan Funeral - At 9 o'clock this morning the funeral services of the late Mrs. Emma SULLIVAN will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Low mass will be sung by Rev. Father HAYES. Interment will be at the city cemetery.


Auto Catches Fire - Fire damaged an automobile belonging to Oscar M. KILBORNE of 1421 L street yesterday when he thoughtlessly struck a match close to the gasoline tank. Neighbors assisted in putting the flames out. Kilborne estimated the damages at a low figure. The fire department was called out but the fire was under control before it arrived.


Electricity Destroys Pipes - Because of electrical action on the water pipes of the Western Pacific company at Nineteenth and J streets, they are being taken up and replaced with new pipe imbedded in concrete. The pipe, laid three years ago, were almost destroyed by action of electricity from the tracks on the local street railway that runs on J street. This particular form of iron pipe disease in known as electrolysis.




Renews Membership in Valley Development Association.


Butte county has again become a member of the Sacramento Valley Development association, after having been out for many years. A few years after the organization of the association there was a disagreement between the Butte county board of supervisors and the association officials, with the result that the supervisors withdrew their support.

Marshall DIGGS, president of the association, accompanied by Emmett PHILLIPS of this city and H.H. DUNNING of Marysville, were at the meeting of the supervisors last Monday, and, after a few minutes consideration of the request made by the visitors, unanimously approval was given. It means that about $1000 will be added to the working fund of the valley association.




Marysville (Yuba Co.) Sept. 19 - R. CLYMA and F. HELSCH were seriously injured today when a horse attached to a buggy occupied by Clyma and S.H. HOGOBOOM became frightened at a street car and bolted on Fifth street, frightening two more horses attached to two delivery wagons, belonging to C.L. BOWEN. Helsch was driving the second delivery wagon, and, prevented from turning out of his course to avoid the rushing steed by a boy on a bicycle, pulled his wagon to a standstill and waited until the speeding animal struck his wagon. In the collision Helsch and Clyma were both thrown to the ground and injured.




Zion City (Ill.), Sept 19 - Eight members of the "Holy Love Society" were escorted to the city limits of Zion City today by a vigilance committee and placed aboard an electric car for Chicago.

Marshall John HUEFER led the party, which forced the members of the alleged "free love" cult to leave the precincts of Zion, a city founded by John Alexander DOWLE. No arrests were made. When the vigilantes reached the house, the members of the cult had retired for the night. They were routed from their beds.




City Officials Attend Funeral of Seventh Ward Representative.


The funeral of the late City Trustee Henry HOFFMAN took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, 1506 M street.  Funeral services were directed by the Rev. Charles E. FARRAR, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, who delivered a touching eulogy before the casket was taken out of the house.

The entire board of city trustees was present at the services and most of them went to East Lawn cemetery where the interment too place. D.J. MANNIX, A.J. MICHEL, and Trustees George K. RIDER and E.J. CARRAGHAR were the pallbearers.

There were numerous floral offerings, two of them being "vacant chairs" of flowers. There were fifteen carriages in the funeral procession.




A trio of alleged notorious shoplifters, two of whom were arrested in Sacramento Monday night by Detectives BIGGS, NAGEL and KRAMER and Sergeant RYAN, the third being captured yesterday morning in Stockton, whence he had gone after learning of the arrest of his alleged confederates, are in the city jail under suspicion of having robbed several stores in this city recently. One of them has confessed, implicating the others.

The two captured in Sacramento are Tommy DEACON, who was a sparring partner of Owen MORAN, the prize fighter, and Bob NOLKE, alias "Carbolic Kid." "Kid" HORN was arrested in Stockton.

The detectives have been working on the case for several days, and Monday night captured Deacon and Nolke, keeping their arrest secret until Horn could be secured at Stockton. The trio robbed Grey's drug store, 401 K street, of a large quantity of perfume and took neckties and hosiery from the POMMERY BROS., 727 K street, according to the police.

The three would enter a store and while the clerk was waiting on one of them the others would lift the desired articles, said the confession of one of the trio.




By taking the wrong suitcase in Slater's saloon Monday night, someone innocently caused Ray STUERHOFF, Glen WILSON, G. GARABALDI, J. EDWARD and E. SETON to spend the night in the city on suspicion of stealing the suitcase.

Two suitcases were left in the saloon, one of them being taken by mistake. When it was noticed that the suitcase was missing the five youths were locked up on suspicion. Yesterday the suitcases found their rightful owners and the suspects were given their freedom.




Seward (Alaska) Sept 19 - James J. JEFFRIES and his brother Jack reached Kenal lake at noon today, on their return to civilization.

They are expected to reach Seward tonight, and will sail south on the steamer Northwestern Saturday. Their mother is seriously ill in Los Angeles.






Organizer and Label Agent for American Federation of Labor.


The Federated Trades council met in regular session Tuesday night, President KUBELAR presiding.

A communication was received from the Los Angeles strike committee stating that resolutions had been adopted by the Labor council of Los Angeles requesting that all unions continue to pay the 25 cent assessment for a period of three months to bring the strike to a successful issue. The communication also states that the Gompers mass meeting was a great success 5000 persons being present to hear one of the best addresses ever delivered to organized labor in Los Angeles.

Carl BROWN will be an invited guest to the Gompers meeting.

President KUBELAR reported as chairman of the committee appointed to go to the Congregational church September 17 and hear an address to be delivered by the Rev. A.B. PATTON of the church. Brother Kubelar stated there were seventeen present out of the twenty-five appointed. The report was received and a vote of thanks tendered to the Rev. Mr. Patton.

Brother GODEGAST spoke on the union label and advised the delegates to see that the label was placed on all bread purchased.

J.O. BARTON, organizer for the council, made a lengthy report on the conditions of the different trades and has many new organizations under way.

Credentials received: Cigarmakers, J.S. MERZ; Carpenters, L.D. LEWIS.


Bakery and Confectionary Workers held a well attended meeting last Saturday evening. President C.E. NAGLER presiding. Two new members were initiated to membership, and two traveling cards were accepted.

The DEMITRAS bakery was declared fair, having complied with the rules of the Bakers' union.

State Organizer J. LARRIPA, who will be in Sacramento for some time, reported on the conditions of the trade; which were good, and advocated the agitation of the label on all bread.


J.O. BARTON, organizer for the Federated Trades council, reports that the management of the Tremont hotel has signed the Cooks' and Waiters agreement.

The management of the Sacramento hotel is also satisfied at any time to sign the agreement of the Cooks and Waiters, and stated that all they want is good help. The matter of organizing the men is up to the business agent of the Cooks and Waiters of these hostelries.


James BOOTH was elected president of the Amalgamated Carpenters last night. Booth succeeds Past President C.E. BATEMAN, who has gone to San Francisco to reside. It is reported that work is slow with this union.


Plasterers held a well-attended meeting last evening, and issued four working permits. Trade is reported fair.


The Union League held a well-attended meeting Monday evening and elected t T.B. Mills financial secretary, vice J. BOOTH, resigned. Treasurer C.E. NAGLER was directed to secure bonds from the American Federation of Labor. The proceedings of the last meeting of the Ladies' auxiliary was reported and received as progressive.

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Sacramento Union

Tuesday, January 9, 1912


               New Board of Trustees Does Usual Amount Routine Work

 At last night’s meeting of the city board of trustees on recommendation of the fire and police board, Firemen J.W. HOGAN and F.W. BUTLER, who have served the city continuously in the call department for more than twenty years, were made pensioners and placed on the retired list.

  City Collector SPAULDING reported that collections of water taxes during the year had aggregated $156,138, and that the total collected during the year, including property taxes, amounted to $894,303.

  Street Superintendent IRVINE reported that the holes in the levee in front of the Friend and Terry Lumber company’s place, had been sunk for the purpose of erecting the wharf, that they were behind the riprapping and had not injured it, and that they were more of a benefit than a detriment. A week ago complaint about the holes was made to the trustees.

  Complaint was made by WHITE, MILLER & McLAUGHLIN, representing certain clients, that the owners of the WRIGHT tract on the J street road had dug a ditch so as to throw the water form the tract through a swale in the INDERKIM ranch, and that to do so would mean to send a large extra flow through McKinley Park and to destroy it for pleasure purposes.

  Trustee CARRAGHAR explained that the board was not responsible for the ditch cut, that it had been ordered by the supervisors, but that the natural escape for the water from the track was by the way of McKinley Park and that the board had done nothing without the advice of the city engineer.

  Trustee CARRAGHAR and Clerk DESMOND were directed to confer with County Auditor WILLIAMS with a view of having the money belonging to the annexed districts transferred from the county to the city.

  The bid of the four local banks for the $75,000 river improvement bonds was accepted. Trustee CARRAGHAR reported that he had been unable to get a better one. The banks will take up the bonds at par, with accrued interest, the rate to be 4 ½ per cent.                


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Sacramento Union  Sunday January 14, 1912




FOLSOM (Sacramento Co.), Jan 13 –


The Folsom aerie of Eagles, No. 929, installed the following officers on Monday night: Past president Guy BUTLER; president A. MASICH; vice-president P. JOERGER; secretary G.H. TOWNSEND; treasurer, Andrew TURNER; chaplain, George WHITE; trustees ,W.E. FARMER, E.L BEGAR and E.A .SHUMWAY.


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Sacramento Union

Thursday, February 8, 1912              



 Superior Lodge, No. 2682, of Sacramento Modern Brotherhood of America, gave a leap year ball in Pythian castle last night. The event was a success, many members of the lodge and their friends being present. Last night’s dance was the first of a series which will be given during the next few months.

  L.W. STITES, George DAVIS and Miss Grace GRIFFITH made up the committee in charge of the event.



 One of the first things William H. HANLON noticed when he assumed management of the Hotel Sacramento was the manner in which Arthur WIGHT, night clerk, would ask Miss Jennie DONALD telephone operator, to ring for numbers. There was an air about them that Hanlon believed to be inspired by Cupid, that busy little fellow who makes so much happiness in the world.

  Hanlon, who had once upon a time been harpooned by Cupid, watched and waited. The places of Wight and Miss Donald are now being temporarily filled, while the young married couple are enjoying a honeymoon. They will be home within a few days and will make their home in Sacramento. And the only blame laid to Cupid is that his pranks may have disturbed the personnel of the office at the hotel, a condition that was entirely satisfactory to the management. Wight will go back to his old position, but there is a question about the little woman who was formerly Miss Donald.



 While Max FISHER and Sammy RUSSELL were preparing to take his picture at the city jail for the rogues’ gallery, Ah HOP, arrested with two other Chinese for carrying concealed weapons, darted from the yard, through the corridor and out the front door. The last seen of him he was headed for Chinatown at top speed.

  HOP, with Chin DEE and Fong CHUNG, had been taken by Fisher and Russell into the rear yard of the jail. Chinese have an aversion to having their face “shot” by a camera, and while Fisher and Russell were arguing with Dee to sit down in front of the camera, Hop saw his chance and escaped. The police have been unable to locate him.


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Sacramento Union

Sunday, February 25, 1912


               HOME BURNED AT URBAN

PLACERVILLE, Feb. 24 - A pot of tar put on the kitchen stove to boil resulted in the destruction of Charles WENTZ’s home. The coal tar either exploded or boiled over and the house burned so rapidly that none of its contents could be saved. The Wentz home was near Urban, in this county. Total loss is estimated at $2000.



ORLAND (Glenn Co.), Feb. 24 - L.W. MILLER is the first to offer a site for the new high school. Miller will sell to the high school board four acres of land in South Orland for $480 an acre, what it cost him four years ago. The land is now valued at $600 an acre. A street fifty feet wide runs on two sides of the tract and the land is plowed and ready for planting trees.



Poisonous Gases Cost Lives of Two Men in Placer County Workings

FOREST HILL (Placer Co.), Feb. 24 - That Luther EUBANKS and H. GODDS, miners, were asphyxiated in the tunnel of the California and Hawaiian Development Do., at Ralston, seven miles southeast of Michican Bluff, was the verdict of a coroner’s jury at an inquest held here today. The company was exonerated from responsibility for the tragedy.

  That the men who were on the day shift and entered the tunnel two hours after the night crew had fired several blasts just before quitting and encountered air which had been impregnated with poisonous gases is the belief of the officials at the mine.

  The tunnel is being driven by the company to tap a gravel channel at a depth of 200 feet and is in about 2700 feet. The unconscious forms of the men were found an hour after their entrance at a point about 2000 feet from the mouth of the tunnel.

  They were hurried to the surface and medical attendance summoned, but both Godds and Eubanks died in the afternoon without having recovered consciousness.

   Both of the victims were young men and neither was married. Godds came from Grass Valley, Nevada county, where he has relatives, and Eubanks is from the East, but the address of his relatives is unknown.



Coram Smelter Manager Says Outlook Is Encouraging

CORAM (Shasta Co.), feb. 24 - Perry SKILLMAN, who is in charge of the property of the Balaklala Mining company near this city, has returned from a visit in San Francisco on business connected with the affairs of the company. He states that the prospects for a resumption of operations by the company in the near future are encouraging.

  Skillman did not give his reasons beyond expressing his opinion, but it is supposed that the advance in the price of copper is one of the reasons for the blowing of the furnace in the great smelter again.



Affirmative of Direct Plurality Vote Question Won by the High School Team

OROVILLE (Butte Co.), Feb. 24 - The debaters of the Oroville high school defeated the team representing the Chico high school in this city last night. Both teams presented good arguments, and their arguments showed careful and earnest preparation.

  The question was, “Resolved, That an amendment be adopted providing for the election of president and vice-president by a direct plurality vote of the people.” The affirmative was upheld by Oroville, and the Chico team had the negative side of the question.

  The debaters were: Chico - Katherine ROTHE, Frank DURKEE and Del Norte WINNING, with Miss Jeanette DAVIS as alternate. Oroville - Clyde FRISCHOLTZ, Irving VAN DAISENT, Arthur WILSON, with Eldred HOLT as alternate. The judges were C.K. STUDLEY of the Chico normal, who voted against giving the decision to Oroville; H.P. SHORT, principal of the Bird-street grammar school, and Robert HILL, principal of the Gridley high school, both of whom voted in favor of Oroville, and thus gave that school the victory.

  The judges were out about 15 minutes.


Elko Business Men Favor Vigorous Prosecution of Case

ELKO (Nev.), Feb. 24 - The case of the state against Jack MAHER, charged with gambling, will be started in the district court before Judge TABER on Monday morning. A venire of sixty jurors has been drawn, but it is believed that several extra venires will have to be drawn before a jury is secured as the case has been very generally discussed throughout the county.

  A meeting of representative business men was held in Elko yesterday and a resolution favoring the vigorous prosecution of the case was adopted. Maher was one of a party of twelve arrested while playing roulette and faro in a rear room of a local hotel last summer. Seven of the men were prominent Easterners engaged in a cross-country automobile trip.

  Four local men were in the party arrested and after a trial lasting several weeks they were acquitted.


               TO BURY THOMAS H. MAUPIN

GAS POINT (Shasta Co.), Feb. 24 - The funeral of Thomas H. MAUPIN, a pioneer of 1853, will take place tomorrow from his home on the Middle Fork of Cottonwood creek. The interment will be in the Tuttle Gulch cemetery, where other members of the Maupin family are interred.

  Thomas H. MAUPIN died Thursday evening at the age of 71 years from the infirmities of old age. He leaves a large family of sons and daughters, among whom is Mrs. C.E. WINNING, wife of the pastor of the First Methodist church of Chico. He was one of the most widely known men of the county, where he had lived nearly sixty years.



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Sacramento Union

Tuesday December 3 ,1912


  Mrs. Thomas B. HALL and her daughter, Mrs. Warren REED, who accompanied Mr. Reed to Oakland to spend the holidays with his brother, have returned home, making the trip in their automobile.


  Mr. and Mrs. P.C. DRESCHER, Mr. and Mrs. William E. KLEINSORGE and Mrs. and Mrs. H. Bernard DRESCHER will be among the hosts at the more formal affairs of next week. They have sent out a large number of invitations to the affair, which will take form in a dancing party on December 11 at the Tuesday club house.


  Among the larger affairs of this week will be the two afternoons of bridge, over which Mrs. Stephen S. DAY and her sister, Miss Nell SCHAW, will preside at the William Schaw home on H street. They have chosen Thursday and Friday on which to extend their hospitality at bridge.


  This afternoon Mrs. Hayward REED will entertain several guests at a thimble bee, her country home, Rose Orchard, up the river being the scene of the enjoyable affair. The club is composed largely of old schoolmates, who look forward with anticipation to their occasional gatherings.


   Word has been received by friends of Mrs. Albert ELKUS of her plans to go to New York, having enjoyed several days in Chicago.


  Last Thursday, joined to the celebration of Thanksgiving day, was that of the eighty-fourth birthday of Mrs. A.E. TAYLOR at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Peter BECKENDORF, on M street. After a bounteous dinner, the table for which was festively adorned with flowers, an hour was spent in enjoying a musical program. Covers were placed for Mrs. and Mrs. Peter Beckendorf, Mrs. A.E. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. BAILEY, M.E. BAILEY and daughter of Cosumne, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. TAYLOR, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. TAYLOR.


  Mrs. G.A. BRIGGS will be among this week’s hostesses, having bidden a small company of guests for bridge.


  This evening the members of the Hermitage club will entertain at dinner in honor of one of their number, Albert MAY, who will be married on December 14 to Miss Ethel WELL.


 Miss Alice MONTFORE went down to San Francisco to spend the holiday week with friends.


  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest GOLDSTEIN of San Francisco spent the week-end in Sacramento with friends and returned to their home the first of this week.


  Mr. and Mrs. Felix RICHARDS spent the end of the past week in Sacramento with friends. They were on their way home from an extended trip through the northern country, which reached as far as British Columbia. Their home is in San Francisco.


  Miss Faye SOWELL returned home from San Francisco yesterday after an absence of several weeks.


  William SCHULZE of Elk Grove, who met with a serious accident some two months ago, has so far recovered that he was able to be removed to his home and enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Among others at the holiday celebration were Dr. Mary CRONEMILLER and Miss Meta MEADE of this city.


  Miss Sybil BRENNAN was hostess to the members of the Multa Fiesta club with two extra guests, Miss Edith HUMMEL of San Francisco and Miss Vita FORD, last Saturday. The afternoon was spent interestingly at the game of five hundred, a delicious repast of winter dainties following the counting of scores, which gave the pretty souvenirs to Mrs. A.M. CABLER and Miss Kathleen AHERN.


  Miss Bessie Mae BAKER, who has been enjoying her holiday at home with her parents, Rev .and Mrs. Frank Kline Baker, resumed her musical studies in the college of the Pacific at San Jose.


New Official Must Be Satisfied With His $200 Salary

 No more will the chief of police in this city be allowed to take unto himself, or even divide with the members of his trusty force, the spoils from the apprehension of criminals. He must be content with his salary of $200 each and every month, and not even covet rewards, no matter how large.

  It is provided in ordinance No. 45, third series, known as the Bliss ordinance, that the chief shall receive for his services no reward or remuneration of any kind other than his salary.

  In explaining that section of the ordinance, Commissioner BLISS stated yesterday that in the past it had been customary for the chief of police to take a part of rewards and in some cases the entire reward had been retained. Sometimes the chief had little to do with the arrest. He desires the man who makes the arrest to receive the reward.

  The reward money that has come into the office of the chief has always been a good addition to the salary and was always one good reason why there were so many applicants for the place.


  Storch Will - Charles WERNER and Gottlieb FAIG, named as executors of the will of the late Jacob G. STORCH, yesterday filed their application for the admission of the will to probate. According to the petition, the estate is valued at $11,716.05, and consists of cash in bank and promissory notes secured by mortgage.


  Would Annul Marriage - F. ROGERS yesterday brought an action against Estell ROGERS for a judgement annulling the marriage between them, which was solemnized October 27, 1910. It is alleged in the complaint that the defendant was not physically able to enter into the married state, and this is offered as a ground on which to base the action.


  Didn’t Like Farm Life - Judge POST Yesterday granted John MUELLER an interlocutory decree of divorce from Ida A. Mueller on the ground of cruelty. Mueller decided that the would become an independent farmer, and bought a farm. He moved out to it. His wife was not impressed with the idea of the “simple life” and “back to the soil” fad, and she declined to become a farmeress. This was how John decided that he had been cruelly treated. The court agreed with him.


  Asks for Guardianship - Mrs. Hattie E. HERZOG yesterday applied for letters of guardianship of the person and estate of her brother, James W. DEVINE, who at present is confined in the Stockton asylum for the insane. The estate is valued at about $8200.


  Mgr. Capel Land Sold - The sale of the 130 acres of land owned by the late Monsignor T.J. CAPEL, the noted Catholic prelate, was confirmed by Superior Judge SHIELDS yesterday. The land was in the Valensin colony and the sale price was $4200.


  Marriage Licenses - Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to George CLOFTON and Inez BONHAM, both of Ione, Amador county; Eduard CODROMAC and Betty KOBER, both of Orland, Glenn county; Joseph James McGEE and Rose FAWCETT, both of Sacramento; Christian SCHOPP of Davisville, Yolo county, and Jessie Margaret WHEELER of Sacramento; John Leo SACRAMENTO and Emma Amelia ENOS, both of Yuba City, Sutter county.


  Wingard Wills Admitted - Judge SHIELDS yesterday admitted the wills of the late Caroline and the late John J. WINGARD to probate. The property is left to the surviving daughter and son, share and share alike. Mrs. Wingard died a month before the demise of her husband. It was said that his death resulted form grieving for his dead wife.


  County Clerk Names Deputy - County Clerk PFUND has appointed Albert GRELICH to fill the vacant deputyship in his office. The recent resignation of C.H. MERRY and Lawrence SMITH from the clerk’s office force left two vacancies. James M. MORRISON and Grelich are the new men, but there has been a shifting of positions so as to give Deputy Frank PRIOR the salary of $125 a month enjoyed by Merry. Consequently Prior has been shifted into Merry’s place. Morrison takes Smith’s place and Grelich takes Prior’s place.


  Touhey Estate Inventory - In the matter of the estate of the late James TOUHEY the administrator yesterday made a return of sale of the 10-acre tract owned by Touhey south of the old city, and now within the city boundaries. The land had been inventoried at $21,000. Only one bid had been received for the property and it was for $16,500. Acting on the advice of the administrator, Judge SHIELDS refused the bid and the property will be re-advertised for sale.


               AMONG THE RAILROADS

 Superintendent H.W. SHERIDAN of the Southern Pacific railroad company has highly commended P.B. SMITH, an engine watchman, and W.H. PEOPLES, a night baggageman, for saving a string of Southern Pacific cars at Chico during the fire at the California Fruit Canneries at Chico last Saturday. The men coupled an engine to the cars and hauled them clear of the fire.

  It was announced yesterday by James O’GARA, district freight and passenger agent of the Southern Pacific, that baggage will now be handled on motor-trains 765-522 and 523-6766 between Sacramento and Hamilton. The order to handle the baggage on these trains became effective on December 1.

  H.M. McGREGOR, traveling passenger agent of the Union Pacific, went to Reno on a business trip last night.

  J.W. KNIGHTLINGER, trainmaster at Roseville, has just returned from a visit in the East.

  H.W. SHERIDAN, superintendent of the Sacramento division of the Southern Pacific railroad, went to Roseville yesterday on a business trip.



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Sacramento Bee

Monday May 19, 1913




Reported Action by C.P.R.R. Denied at Sacramento Land Office


GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), May 19 -

Investigation of the report that the Brockington mining project in the heart of this city is to be protested revealed this morning that there has very evidently been a mistake in names.


At the United State Land Office in Sacramento it was found that there have been no protests filed by the Central Pacific Railroad against the claimants of any mineral rights in Grass Valley Township. The company cannot possibly make any claims to any lands in the townsite under any grant, as it has never been allowed mineral rights in its grants.


Receiver ING of the Land Office stated that no such protest has been filed against any Grass Valley claims. There has been such a protest filed against the Golden Septer Company's claims outside the Grass Valley townsite, and this may have been confounded with the claims of Brockington, which are owned by the Golden Center of Grass Valley Mining Company. The words "scepter" and "center" are believed to have been the cause of the confusion.




PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), May 19 -

Robert CASEY of Shingle Springs, who died of chronic Myocarditis at the Sister's Hospital in Sacramento, was interred in the Catholic Cemetery here yesterday, Father O'Kane conducting the services.


He was a native of Nevada, aged 45 years, and leaves a wife and three small children, and a brother, Hugh CASEY of Blue Ravine.




Injured and Unconscious in Hospital in Los Angeles


PLACERVILLE (El Dorado Co.), May 19 -

Charles H. GRANT, of this city, who went to Sacramento several days ago and disappeared there was found in San Pedro Friday and is now in a hospital in Los Angeles. He was unconscious when found and was not revived until yesterday, when he was restored sufficiently to give his name and the address of his wife in this city. Then he relapsed into a comatose state again.

Further than to state that the man had apparently been badly beaten or otherwise injured, resulting in bad bruises and injury to the head, the message received here reveals little.

Mrs. GRANT left to-day for Los Angeles.


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Sacramento Bee

Monday December 22, 1913




The hearing of the writ of habeas corpus asked by Alexander C. YOUNG, a former newspaper man of Reno, serving a term in the County Jail on a charge of defrauding the Hotel Sacramento, was put over until January 8th. YOUNG is an attorney and appeared in his own behalf, filing a stipulation which will be the basis of the argument when the hearing resumes. 




MESSNER & MICHEL - Wood and Coal. 19th and Q .Phone Main 307

MAXON's Transfer Co., 907 7th. Office phone 3071R

M.H. EBEL, the Florist, 1016-1018 7th, St. Phone Main 95.

Lime, cement, plaster, metal lath and corner beads. F. CADY, 20th and R

Chester E. KING - Expert paper Hanging, tinting. Capital 223R

Japanese Employment Office, 228 M St.

Reliable Japanese & Chinese help. General labor contractor


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Sacramento Bee

Monday February 15, 1915




Funeral designs $1.00 up! Daffodils 35¢ per doz, at NAVLET's, Tenth and L Streets. Phone Main 872.


Young Burglars Caught - Herman NISSES, aged 16, Charles BOGG, 18, and Dolly OGLLIVIE, 17, youths wanted in Portland, Ore., for burglary, were arrested here yesterday by Sergeant RICHARDS and Corporal NOONE. They will be returned to Portland. The lads confessed that they had broken into a warehouse and stolen twenty-three hides, which they sold in order to get money to attend the Panama-Pacific Exposition. They were beating their way to San Francisco when caught.


Dr. ARBOGAST has removed his office to 1017-18 Forum Bldg.


Rain is Predicted - Rain to-night and to-morrow is the prediction to-day of Local Forecaster N.R. TAYLOR. The Sacramento River opposite this city has dropped to the twenty-three-foot mark.

San Francisco Excursion, Friday, 6 p.m. Steamer Monarch. Fare $1.00


Blood Terrified Negro - Albert TRIPLETT, negro barber, sustained a slight cut on one wrist Saturday night, but he thought he had been killed. He rushed to the City Receiving Hospital, and then was taken to the County Hospital. He returned to work to-day, after recovering from his fright. TRIPLETT told Matron PHELPS that a negress named Rose RAYMOND had cut him with a razor. The woman was jealous of him, he said.


Former Students - Do not forget our valentine party, Wed. eve. Feb. 17th, Tuesday Clubhouse. Be there. Heald's Business College.


Autoist Runs Down Boy - Ernest KILMAN, a youth on a bicycle, was run down about 9 o'clock Saturday night, between Seventh and Eighth on K Street, by an auto driven by Leslie D. CONNELLY, 1426 O Street. The boy escaped injury, but his bicycle was smashed. Witnesses said the autoist was at fault.


Annex Dedicated With Dance -The employes of the Nonpareil dedicated the new annex to the store which was recently built with a house-warming dance. The management acted as host. Refreshments were served during the evening and everybody had a good time.


Loses Purse Watching Monkey - Ed BOGART, 500 M Street, has reported that while watching a monkey with a street organ at Sixth and L Streets, he lost his purse, containing between $8 and $10. He took out the purse to get a nickel for the monkey and that was the last he saw of it.


Loses Coat From Auto - J.S. LINDSAY, 2101 Second Avenue, West Curtis Oaks, has reported the theft of a long gray overcoat from an automobile, Saturday afternoon, when the machine was standing on K Street, between Ninth and Tenth.


To Attend Auditors' Conclave - State Controller John S. CHAMBERS, Secretary Thomas EBY, of the Board of Education, and Statistician C.E. COOPER of the Controller's office, will attend the State convention of County Auditors this week at San Luis Obispo. The convention begins next Wednesday, and continues the remainder of the week. Controller CHAMBERS left to-day for San Francisco, whence he will go to the convention.


Collegians To Hold Party - The annual Valentine party of the students of Heald's Business College will be held Wednesday evening at the Tuesday Club House. A program of sketches and vocal selections will be rendered, to be followed by dancing.


25¢ Taxi - M. 186 - One person one trip old city limits 25¢. Comparatively cheap rains all suburbs. Call us.


Auto Was Dark; Driver Fined - R. C. DAVIS, arrested for having no lights on his automobile, was fined $10 in the Police Court to-day.


Armed Musician Held - Joseph CAYOCCS, who displayed a Deputy Sheriffs badge and carried a revolver when he was told by the police to quit playing an accordion Sunday morning before daylight, will have his hearing in the Police Court to-morrow morning on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. He had no authority to carry the revolver or badge.


Dr. TODD has moved his office to room 801, Forum Building.


Arrested for Disturbing the Peace - J.T. HAUSER was arrested at Isleton Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff William SKED on a charge of disturbing the peace. He is accused of firing a revolver in a saloon while intoxicated.


Burke Invited to Conference - President of the City Commission M.J. BURKE to-day received an invitation from the Emergency Peace Federation of Chicago inviting him to name delegates to participate in the big meeting to be held in that city February 27th and 28th to urge Europe to restore peace. The letter is signed by Jane ADDAMS, famous settlement worker of Chicago.


Dr. Bryant Confers With Hughes - Dr. H.C. BRYANT, of the University of California, who also is connected with the State Fish and Game Commission, is in Sacramento at the request of the Chamber of Commerce City Planning Committee to confer with Superintendent of Schools C.C. HUGHES on the introduction of nature study extension in the Sacramento schools along the same lines that maintain in Germany and Denmark.


Chess Expert to Talk - Rev. Leander TURNEY of Woodland will deliver a lecture on chess at the Young Men's Christian Association this evening to which everybody is welcome. Rev. TURNEY gained recognition some months ago by playing seventeen different opponents at one time and defeating most all of them.


Auto Damaged by Street Car - Two employes of L. Seatens & CO. commission merchants of 1104 Washington Street, San Francisco, driving a high-powered automobile, came to grief at Second Avenue and the Lower Stockton road about noon to-day when their auto collided with a Twenty-first Street car. The auto was badly damaged, but was able to proceed under its own power after a new wheel had been put in place. Neither of the men were hurt, although both were thrown heavily to the ground.




JAMES BOYD JR., of Willows, is visiting in this city to-day.

C.C. DONOVAN and S.B. CLAYPOOL, of Santa Rosa, business men of that place, are on a visit in Sacramento.

MR. and MRS. W.G. LAWRENCE, of Santa Rosa ,are visiting in this city.

W.R. NEVINS, of Davis, is here to-day attending in business.

GUY E GREENE, of Lincoln, a business man of that city, is here to-day.

MR. and MRS. NEIL JOHNSON, of Michigan Bar, are visiting in this city.

S.A. ROBINSON, of Richvale, is on a business visit in Sacramento.

B.G. JOHNSON and G. GREENWOOD, of Vacaville, are here to-day.

J.W. BAGSDALE, of Folsom, a business man of that place, is in this city.

J.W. DALY, Colusa business man, is in Sacramento.

MRS. MAY L. McNEILL of Sacramento, has gone to San Francisco to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, John McVEY, which will be held to-morrow.

CITY ATTORNEY ARCHIBALD YELL is confined to his home on the J-Street Road suffering with a severe cold and throat trouble. He is not in serious condition.

MR. and MRS. B.L. MORRIS, for many years residents of this city, left to-day for New York, to be absent for a year.


Miss Clara Roblin Elected Secretary Senior A Class


The Senior A Class of the Sacramento High School to-day held a meeting for the purpose of re-electing a Secretary as a result of the stuffing of the ballot box for that office at the last meeting. Miss Clara ROBLIN was re-elected by a large majority.


A Committee, consisting of five members of the class, was appointed by President KEATING to prepare plans for some big social affairs to make the class of 1918 famous. Another Committee was appointed to select a play to be staged by the Senior Class some time in May.


Tuesday Club Arranges for Important Meeting


Thursday, the 18th, will mark an interesting date for the members of the Tuesday Club, who are planning to be present at the meeting of the History Department which, under the supervision of its Chairman, Mrs. G.A. HOFFMAN, is presenting the following program: "California's Wonderland" by Mrs. W.H. PROUTY; "Myths and Legends," Mrs. Fredrick MOORE; "The Sea Fog" (Stevenson), to be read by Miss Emily CONNELLY, and the musical numbers by Miss Alice DAVIS of Alameda and Frederick MOORE. The afternoon opens as usual at 3:15 p.m.




The members of Sacramento Grange No12, Patrons of Husbandry, went on record as favoring the fee system for paying Justices of the Peace and Constables at their regular meeting Saturday afternoon at Red Men's Hall. A resolution introduced by George W. HACK was adopted endorsing the bill before the Legislature abolishing the salary system of paying township officers.

"How Can the Home Compete With Outside Influences? Was the subject of a talk by Worthy Lecturer, Mrs. Jennie GOULD, and it was followed by discussion by members.


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Sacramento Union

Tuesday, April 4, 1916


               Mrs. Eames Freed by Biguereau’s Action

Oak Park Man Repudiates Confession, and Charge Against Woman Is Dismissed

  Acting upon the motion of Deputy District Attorney Will CARRAGHAR, Justice of the Peace O’BRIEN yesterday dismissed the case against Mrs. Howard EAMES, charged with contributing to the dependency of the minor children of Leon A. BIGUEREAU.

  The district attorney’s office was unable to prove its case when Biguereau took the stand and denied making a confession to the officers in which he said Mrs. Eames knew he was a married man. It was on Biguereau’s statement that the prosecution expected to hinge its case and when he refused to testify against Mrs. Eames the motion to dismiss the charge was made.

  Mrs. Eames and Biguereau, both married, eloped to San Francisco in February and were arrested upon the complaint of Mrs. Biguereau, who charged the couple with contributing to the dependancy of Biguereau’s children.

  Biguereau is said to have made a statement last week to the district attorney that he was ready to testify against Mrs. Eames because she had double crossed him.

 “We have a charge against Biguereau of contributing to the dependancy of his children,” said Deputy District Attorney Will Carraghar, “and we propose to push the case for all it is worth.”



Supervisors Unable to Make Change in Election Boundaries Until After May Primaries

  No change will be made in the North Sacramento polling place until after May. W.A. SWEET, chairman of a committee from the North Sacramento Improvement club, which has been instructed to ask the supervisors to make Del Paso Heights and North Sacramento separate precincts, has reported that the supervisors cannot make the change before the May primaries.

  The supervisors have promised to investigate the matter, and if they find that North Sacramento has a sufficient number of voters, a new precinct will be formed, with Arcade Creek as the north boundary.

  The North Sacramentans, who now have to vote at Del Paso Heights, contend that there are approximately 300 voters south of Arcade creek.



 John H. DOLAN, president of the annexed District Club federation, announced last night that he will not be a candidate for commissioner of finance to succeed Gus TURNER. Dolan declared that after thinking the matter over for several weeks he has decided not to enter the race. Two months ago a Dolan boom was started in the annexed district, several improvement club leaders coming out unqualifiedly for him in case he decided to run.



Plans Laid at Meeting for Attendance of Several Hundred at Picnic on May 14

 Committees from the Oak Park band met with the executive board of the Oak Park Business Men’s association in the association’s headquarters at 3020 Thirty-fifth street last night to take up the river excursion and picnic at Smith’s Mound grove on May 14.

  The picnic, which will be the first of its kind of the year, is now assuming large proportions. The band boys are planning to entertain several hundred people. A number of the concessions for the day were disposed of last night.

  The Oak Park Business Men’s association is standing back of the band in making the outing a financial success.



 Mrs. Martha BUCHANAN, who has resided in Sacramento and Washington for the past 40 years, and who came to California in 1850, died at her home in Washington Sunday night, following a long illness. Mrs. Buchanan was 84 years of age.

  The nearest relatives surviving the decedent are a nephew, R.L. ANDREWS, Oroville merchant; and two nieces, Mrs. J.W. GASS of Oroville and Mrs. J.C. DALY of Hurleton, Butte county.

  The funeral will be held from the undertaking parlors of W.F. GORMLEY at 2 o’clock today. The remains will be interred in the local Odd Fellows cemetery.


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Sacramento Bee

Friday, April 7, 1916


               PEOPLE YOU KNOW

J. REESE and family of Folsom have moved to Ione, where Reese has accepted a position as nightwatchman at the Preston School of Industry.

A.D. D’ANCONA, General Referee of the Industrial Accident Commission, visited Meridian Thursday.

Stanley A. SMITH, Judge of the Superior Court of Sierra County, is still in Los Angeles, where he has been holding extra Court in the Southern metropolis.

Lynn PURDREN, Editor of the Montague Messenger, has moved his family from Ashland, Ore., to Montague.

Walter JONES of Montague has gone to a Yreka hospital for an operation for appendicitis.

J.J. LEWENSTEIN AND Marshall HUGHES have been elected by Placerville Aerie, No. 889, F.C.E., to represent the lodge at the State convention at San Diego. Nicholas FOX and C.E. O’NEIL are alternates.

George V. LARSEN, for five years carrier on Rural Route No. 2 out of Gridley Post Office, has left for Idaho, having resigned his position the first of the month.

George O. MERCER, formerly publisher of the St. Helena Sentinel and later foreman of the Gridley Herald office for three years has purchased a weekly paper, the Leader, at Mebane, North Carolina.

H.D. SHEARER, L.A. BOYCE and A.R. LORD, have been elected delegates from Oustomah Lodge No. 18, I.O.O.F., Nevada City, to the Grand Lodge at San Francisco. George A. GRISSEY has been elected to represent Samaritan Lodge of Washington.



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Sacramento Union

Saturday September 9, 1916


               NORTH SACRAMENTO

  Peter CALS, who has purchased a home on Frienza avenue, will move into his now location at once.

  W.E. VAN GILDER has bought an acre on Twelfth street near Sonoma avenue and is preparing to begin in the construction of a modern bungalow.


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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday February 18, 1919




GALT (Sacramento Co.), February 18 -

Private John WEGAT is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August WEGAT.

Frank DONALDSON of the Marine Corps., who has been stationed at Goat Island, has returned home here, discharged.


Private Willard BACHELDER, who is stationed at the Presidio, is visiting his parents here.

Private Frank GIBSON has received his discharge from the army and is visiting his parents at Galt.


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Sacramento Bee

Tuesday February 25, 1919


OAK PARK, February 25 -

A meeting will be held to-night at the Bethany Presbyterian Church for the purpose of completing an organization of the men of the church.


A number of the friends of Miss Dorothy LENNOX gathered at her home Saturday evening in honor of her birthday. The parlors were decorated in the National colors. The guests enjoyed music and games, and light refreshments were served. Those present were: Misses Ada BEST, Dorothy GUILD, Genevieve McCONNELL, Helen BOSTON, Ruth DOUGLAS, and Isabel WILLIAMS and Helen McDONALD of San Francisco; Mrs. H.T. BOSTON; Messrs. Glazier BAKER, Ray HUFF, Irvin PERRYMAN, Glenn HIATT, Gus ERICKSON, M. PERRIN and Howard BURD.


The Ladies' Aid of the Oak Park Methodist Church will meet in the parlors of the church Thursday afternoon to sew for the Red Cross.


Clair DOWN, son of Mrs. Tillie DOWN of 3801 First Avenue, returned to his home this week from a camp in Kentucky after service overseas. He was accompanied by Claud GRIGGS, who will remain in California for a short time before returning to his home in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Bethany Presbyterian Church will meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S.J. WELLS.


Miss Catherine W. MAYNES of Chicago, Illinois, and Jesse J. HAWKINS of San Francisco were married last night at the parsonage of the Oak Park Baptist Church by Rev. W.C. WHITAKER. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Nettie E. MAYNES. The couple will make their home in San Anselmo.


Oak Park Lodge, No. 5, I.O.O.F., will hold initiatory exercises at the regular meeting to-morrow night in Odd Fellows' Hall.


The Philathea Class of the Oak Park Methodist Church will meet Friday night for its regular monthly business and social session at the home of Miss May BAKER, 3049 Second Avenue.

E. HORTON has removed from Oak Park to Fairoaks.


Mrs. Paul MOORE and Miss Evelyn MOORE have gone to San Francisco to meet Paul MOORE, who recently arrived at the Presidio from France.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott LOVIN of Ogden, Utah, after spending a few days at the home of Mrs. LOVIN's brother, S. HASTINGS, have journeyed to San Francisco and Los Angeles. They expect to return to Ogden in about a week, and will stop over in Sacramento on the return journey.


EAST SACRAMENTO, February 25 -

Until further notice, the East Sacramento Red Cross will meet on Wednesday of each week instead of Thursday, as heretofore.




WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 25 -

H.E. SMITH, who claims to hail from Oregon and who was arrested at Washington last week on the charge of lewd and lascivious conduct in company with a youth of 14 years, entered a plea of guilty in the Superior Court here Monday. He was sentenced by Judge W.A. ANDERSON to serve a term in the San Quentin Penitentiary. He had formerly declared he had no knowledge of the crime of which he was charged, saying that he was intoxicated and could remember nothing.




The regular meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association will be held at the schoolhouse, Friday February 28th. The following committee has been appointed to serve refreshments: Mrs. S.A. CARLYLE, Mrs. C. CHRISTIANSON, Mrs. L.E. CROWDER, Mrs. A.E. ERICKSON, Mrs. E. FISH and Mrs. A. GIRARD.


G.S. BONGARD has gone to San Francisco on a short business trip.

Mrs. H.H. CANTRELL ,who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. William THIELBAHR, has returned to her home in El Dorado.

Mrs. P.F. BENDER and daughter, Margaret, have gone to Berkeley for a two weeks' stay.

J.B. HARRELL of Clay Station is a guest at the home of his niece, Mrs. William THIELBAHR.


WASHINGTON (Yolo Co.), February 25 –


Mrs. John PAGNELLO of Berkeley spent the week-end with Mrs. Ward PAGNELLO.

Mrs. W.C. MILTON of Roseville is visiting friends in Washington.

A.L. CASE returned to-day from Challenge, where he went to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. James TAYLOR.

Mrs. C. MADERIA of San Leandro, Mrs. L. CHASE of Berkeley, Mrs. M. FERRIS of West Berkeley, John SEARS of West Berkeley, Mr. and Mrs. A. PHILE of Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. P.F. MENDOZA of Stockton and Mrs. Herbert HOOVER of Fallon, Nevada, came to Washington Sunday to attend the funeral of Percy Eugene.




Mr. and Mrs. Nick BARRETT have gone to Oakland for a family reunion with their daughter, Mrs. Charles HARRIS, and their son, Corporal F.P. McLAUGHLIN, who has recently been discharged from the service.

Ernest CECEHETTINNI has returned home from Virginia, having received his discharge from the army.

Lawrence STEVENS of Alameda spent the week-end as the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James STEVENS.


ARCADE, February 25 –


The O.I. Club met Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Forrest TRIMBLE. The following officers were elected: President, Miss Nellie CROSS; Vice President, Mrs. Forrest TRIMBLE; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. W.T. PHIPPS. The afternoon was spent in sewing, and light refreshments were served.

Mrs. George FLICHER and daughter, Josephine, have returned from a three weeks' visit with relatives in San Francisco.


BRIGHTON, February 25 –


A quota of thirty-six boys' undervests has been assigned to the Brighton Red Cross for immediate completion. The members will meet to-morrow to begin work on the new quota. Since its organization, the latter part of June, 1918, this group of workers has made 416 garments. 


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The Sacramento Union

Saturday, March 8, 1919

Page 2

Prohibit Sale of Near-Beer in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - March 7 - The manufacture and sale of near-beer is prohibited in Nevada under a decision handed down today by the state supreme court.

The decision was made in an injunction suit brought by the state against the Reno Brewing company to test the clause in the prohibition act, which went into effect on December 17, and which prohibited the manufacture or sale of near-beer.

The three judges of the supreme court were unanimous in their decision.


The preliminary hearing of David RUSSI upon a charge of impersonating a United States marshal in this city will come up before United States Commissioner Martin I. WELSH next Wednesday.  RUSSI admits that he was paid $60 by Dr. BRACKETT of San Francisco, under federal probe for extorting money from federal prisoners, to find Miss Elizabeth CAIN, whom the doctor subsequently married in this city, destroying her testimony against him. She was a nurse in his office in San Francisco for five years. RUSSI says he used a marshal’s badge. Dr. BRACKETT admits hiring RUSSI, but contends that he knew nothing of the use of the badge.


“Death by being thrown into a garbage can by person unknown” was the verdict of six mothers composing a coroner’s jury who sat upon the case of the day-old infant whose body was found during the week in an ash can in the city plaza. The women wanted to bring in a verdict of murder. The babe was buried Wednesday. Banks of flowers furnished by mothers marked the little grave of the unknown.

The jury was composed of Mrs. Joseph HALL, Mrs. James DYER, Mrs. Gussie SULLIVAN, Mrs. J.J. WINSLOW, Mrs. William P. ARNOLD and Mrs. F.J. ARNOLD.


The senate already has a law prohibiting employment of workmen for more than six days a week and the Sunday closing bills before the legislature are supported by big bakers who are attempting to force small establishments out of business. H.A. DUTTON, president of the Southern California Retail Druggists’ association, told members of the senate and assembly public morals committee last night.

George W. BANZHAF, president and William M. FOLEY, secretary, of the California Bakers’ association urged enactment of the pending measures. The barbers and bakery drivers supported the bill, while Seventh Day Adventists opposed it.


Assemblywoman BROUGHTON relieved Speaker WRIGHT for a time yesterday, being the first woman to preside over a house of the California legislature.  Last evening Assemblywoman SAYLOR, as chairman of the public morals committee, presided in the assembly chamber over a public hearing on the Sunday closing bill.


WASHINGTON, March 7 - Bradley W. PALMER, associate general counsel of the alien property custodian’s office will sail for France Saturday to act as adviser to the American peace mission in all matters affecting the final disposition of enemy property.

Jawbones Broken; $4300 Damages in Shortest Trial

In one of the shortest damage suits ever tried in the superior court of this county, yesterday, the plaintiff, George CHRISTIE, injured in an automobile accident on August 24, 1917, on the Franklin road, was given a verdict for $4300 damages against K. OKITA. CHRISTIE sued for $25,000, and was represented by Martin I. WELSH and R.H. SCHWAB.  The trial began in Superior Judge Peter J. SHIELDS’ court at 10 o’clock.  Twenty jurors were questioned and fifteen witnesses, some of them speaking through an interpreter, were examined, arguments made and instructions read, the verdict being rendered at 5:35.

CHRISTIE is disfigured for life as a result of the Japanese auto driver crashing into him on the Franklin road. Both jaw bones and a collar bone were broken. He also lost some teeth in the crash.


Reverse Gambling Cases - Superior Judge Malcolm GLENN ordered a new trial yesterday in the case of George POLENAS, charged with keeping a gambling game and reversed the judgement of the police court in the cases of Nick KOLIS and George ANASTOPOLIS. They were heavily fined for gaming.  Oak Park to Meet - A mass meeting will be held in Muddox hall Monday evening, March 10, under the auspices of the Oak Park Business Men’s association to discuss the league of nations project as a means of continued world peace. Will C. WOOD, state superintendent of public instruction, we be the principal speaker, while W.F. MYERS of the chamber of commerce quartet will render a number of vocal selections. H.S. MADDOX, secretary of the chamber of commerce, is working for the success of the meeting.  Probation For Starling - George W. STARLING, formerly in the real estate business here, who pleaded guilty to stealing liberty bonds and war savings stamps from the home of his parents was granted probation yesterday by Superior Judge Malcolm GLENN, upon recommendation of Probation Officer C.E.  WILSON. It is provided that STARLING be sent to an institution to undergo treatment for the liquor habit.

Mrs. M. Conrad Dead - Mrs. Margaret CONRAD died at her home, 2516 W street yesterday at the age of 72 years. She was the wife of the late George W.  CONRAD, and the mother of L.M. BOSSELLE of San Francisco, Ben and Harry CONRAD of Sacramento, Mrs. Minnie A. SYLVIA of this city and Mrs. Claudine PURKHISER of Stockton.

Air Gun Dangerous - A .22-caliber rifle was taken away from Oliver EVANS at the request of Mrs. BOWERS, 4245 Fourth avenue, yesterday by the police.  Inspector Martin PENNISH has instructed the police to look out for boys with small guns, air or otherwise. Parents are charged not to buy their children such weapons, for they will be confiscated in every instance.


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