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Sacramento Bee Thursday August 11, 1892




The Neglected Wife and Children of Carl Dreyfus


The sad story of Carl Dreyfus, who deserted his family a year ago, is known to readers of

The Bee. Mrs. Dreyfus found herself wrecked in mind and spirit by her husband's base

desertion and was taken to the Stockton Asylum. She was released a few weeks ago and her

four children were restored to her.  But she is unable to care for them. 


Her mother has learned that Dreyfus is in Denver and she wants him  arrested. City

Attorney HART has written him in the hope that he will contribute to the support of the





A Crowd Will Accompany the Ball Team Sunday


A delegation of Suisin boys is to accompany the baseball club of that city to Sacramento

on Sunday, and it is expected that there will be some lively "hooting" by the young

men from the tules and also by the admirers of the Scott and Gilberts.


The game will be at Agricultural Park and promises to be a most interesting one.






Robert GOODS, a special officer, was arrested this afternoon by Chief RODGERS for

assaultinga man named STEVENS in a third street saloon.  The Chief saw the assault.







It did not take Judge Cravens and City Attorney HART long this morning to dispose of

the Police Court calendar.



On May 10th last, R. HELMS swore to a complaint charging A.W. GRAY, a canvasser,

with embezzlement, in having failed to return to him two pictures, valued at $43, which

Helms had loaned to Gray to canvass with.


Gray, who has been in San Jose, on hearing that a warrant was out for him came to the

police station this morning and surrendered himself.


He denies the charge and asserts that there is nothing to it. He says he went to Davisville with

the pictures to canvass and on arriving there and finding business dull, he forwarded the

samples to this city for Helms.


The pictures, he says, Helms could have secured at any time, and because they were not

delivered to him in person Helms swore to the complaint. Attorney SCOTT appeared for

the defendant.


The prosecution not being ready, the case was continued until to-morrow.


Gray has been released on his own recognizance.




On the complaint of Water Inspector Enoch DOLE, J.D. TATE was charged with having

used the city water for the purpose of irrigation at hours other than those provided for in

the ordinance.

The defendant pleaded not guilty and had his case set for trial on next Saturday.




Henry MUGACCHIO, a runaway boy, was charged by his father with being vagrant.

The complaint was made with the object in view of sending the ladto the Whittier Reform

School. At the instance of his mother, and the promise that he would behave himself in

the future, the father relented and asked the Court to discharge his son.


Before letting him go, however, the Judge gave the lad a good lecture, warning him that

if another complaint was made he would surely be sent to the Reform School.



William WILSON, the ex-convict who garroted George A. TYLER on the north levee a

few Sundays ago, as related in yesterday's Bee, was charged with robbery.


He was not ready to be examined, and his case was continued for examination until




INDIAN JOE, of Woodland, was up for being drunk. Although questioned by the Judge and

the City Attorney, he would not tell where he bought his liquor.


The Judge said that if he knew who the men were who had sold him the stuff, it would give

him more pleasure to sentence them to six months' imprisonment than to punish the prisoner.

As it is, Joe would have to suffer.


The Court sentenced him to the county jail for thirty days.



At the request of the defendants' attorney the sentence of the two Japs found guilty of

assaulting R. F. CASSIDY, manager of a J-Street candy store, was continued until next



It was erroneously published yesterday that Cassidy was found guilty of having battered the

Japs. The fact of the matter is that Cassidy was honorably acquitted of the charge, the

evidence having wholly failed to prove the allegation set forth in the complaint.




Belle WILSON, a female drunk, was too sick to appear in Court and the bailiff was ordered

to produce her to-morrow.


Thomas HARRISON, another drunk, was sent below for five days.





At Camp Columbus, Santa Cruz, August 10



To-day the beach presented an animated appearance, for the day was perfect and brought out

all the guests of the hotels and visitors in crowds.


The light and attractive costumes of the ladies and the white flannel suits of the men, joining

with the blue of the militia, formed a picture not soon forgotten.


Many new comers are arriving daily and parties, drives and excursions are the order of the

day. Among the Sacramentans not mentioned before are Mrs. H. WHITTENBROOK

and daughters, Mrs. J.O. COLEMAN, Mrs. M. GARDNER, A. DRAY, J. DWYER, A.

MEISTER and family, Mrs. J. MANSFIELD, the Misses STEFFENS, Mrs. L.L. LEWIS

and daughters, Mrs. Ed H. McKEE, Miss McKEE, Miss A GRAN and Gus LAVENSON






General T.J. CLUNIE is up from San Francisco.


Senator SHIPPEE, of Butte, was here to-day.


Mrs. F.W. SAUZE has returned from the seaside.


Ed. CARRAGHER went to San Francisco this afternoon.


A.N. BUCHANAN has gone to Santz Cruz fo join his wife.


Chris GREEN returned to San Francisco this afternoon.


Assemblyman FOWLER, of Alameda, was in the city to-day.


Mrs. Louis ELKUS returned to San Francisco this afternoon.


County Clerk W.W. RHOADS went to San Francisco yesterday.


M.J. HOLLAND, two sons and daughter, are visiting at Santa Cruz.


Major Winfield J. DAVIS is at Deer Park Springs on a vacation.


Hon. C.E. WILCOXSON, of Sutter county, visited Sacramento to-day.


Louis PAYEN, of this city, returned yesterday from his trip to France.


O.B. TURRILL and wife have gone to San Francisco to spend a few days.


Dr. WOOD and family have returned from Mount Lassen and Big Meadows.


Mrs. Ed. S. REGO and children are visiting in the mountains of Butte county.


Ex-Senator Fred COX and daughter Miss Fredda went to the Bay this afternoon.


Colonel L.F. MOULTON, of Colusa, was in the city, yesterday, to hear General WEAVER.


Miss Winnifred G. DEVINE went to San Francisco this afternoon to spend two weeks.


A.L. FROST went up to his mountain home, Rubicon Park, El Dorado county, last night.


Miss Louisa MEYER and Joe and Ethel SIMMONS left to-day for a two weeks' visit to the Bay.


Mrs. F.T. LITTLEFIELD and Mrs. A.R. BOWERS left this morning for a two-weeks' visit to the sea coast.


Miss JOHNSON, of Boston, who has been visiting Miss LINDLEY in this city, has returned to the East.


J.J. KEEGAN, Secretary of the State Board of Harbor Commissioners, is dangerously ill in San Francisco.


At the home of her son, G.W. HERR, Mrs. Ann S. HERR celebrated, last Tuesday evening, her 88th birthday.


Mrs. C.D. LAUGHLIN and daughter - little Annie Laughlin, the child elocutionist - are visiting in San Francisco.


Mrs. C.B. WILSON and children, accompanied by Miss May WILSON, have gone to

Pacific Grove for two months.


C.A. PATTERSON, of the State Printing Office, returned from Donner Lake last evening

after an absence of six weeks.


Miss Minnie LOCKHART and Miss Nettie FRANKS returned yesterday from a visit to

San Francisco and the coast cities.


Mrs. G. COHN and son, and Mrs. J. GOSLINER who have been visiting Mrs. P.GRATZ,

in this cith, have returned to their homes in San Francisco.


Congressman E.F. LOUD, of San Francisco, arrived from Washington this morning,

and remained in the city until this afternoon. Mrs. LOUD came up last evening to meet

her husband.


V.T. ASHFORD, who recently found Honolulu a trifle too uncomfortable, on account

of the fact that it was alleged he was planning to overthrow the Government, was a

visitor to Sacramento to-day.


A very pleasant surprise paety was given to Will HUGO last Thursday evening, and a

most enjoyable evening was spent in games and other amusements.


Among those present were: Misses Flora DELANO, Lillie KIEL, Ida HUGO, Annie


LYNDERFAYER, Mabel BEAN, Mrs. HUGO, MRS. BEAN, and Messrs. Will HUGO,

J.H. GEIGER, Will A COOKE, Carl BESTON, George REPP, H. MAKIN, James

HUGO, Henry REPP, Walter BEAN.


A genuine surprise party and serenade were tendered to Mr. and Mrs. W.A.

DeMERRITT on their return home from their wedding, last evening, at the residence

of Mr. and Mrs. George A. CAPEN, 735 P Street.  A very pleasant evening was spent

in vocal and instrumental music, games and refreshments.


Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W.A. DeMERRITT,  Mr. and Mrs. Geo A.

CAPEN,Mary, Willi, Jennie DeMERRITT, Besie RODGERS, May BURGESS,


Florence BURNETT, Anna WOODS,Dora WILLI, Annie PATRICk, Charles LYONS,

Albert WILLI, Charles BRIER, Will LARKIN, Alfred BROWN, Schuyler LANCASTER,

Allie HOPKINS, Charles DeMERRITT, Eddie WILLI, Frank VEACH, and Messrs.






Matt. Cuddy, a printer formerly of this city, and whose wife secured a divorce on the

grounds of cruelty, is in Denver, and an effort will be made to have him brought here and

pay the alimony ordered by the Court for the support of his children.



The officers of the First Artillery Regiment held an election at Santa Cruz last evening,

Major WEINSTOCK presiding, and A.M. SEYMOUR wes electerd Major on Colonel GUTHRIE's staff.



Special to the Bee.


Council Bluffs (Iowa) August 11 - The Deaf and Dumb State Institution is burning.




The Young Woman was Too Young for Him.


Odell Married Another Woman, now Miss Emma A. Tilton Declares That She Must Have

onetary Damages In Order to Soothe Her Wounded Feelings.


The Examiner this morning has quite a long article on a breach of promise case brought

in San Francisco by Miss Emma T. Tilton against M.M. Odell, at the present time a rancher

near Sisson, Siskiyou county, but former very well known resident of Sacramento. the

Examiner says:

Miss Emma A Tilton, twenty-nine years old, residing at 221 Elm avenue, is seeking

satisfaction for a broken promise of marriage by suing a northern ranchman for $20,000.

The complaint was filed yesterday in the Superior Court.


About a year ago, M.M. Odell, the prosperous proprietor of a ranch in Sisson, Siskiyou

county, came to this city in search of a wife. He was 45 years old, he said, and a widower,

but now his age is declared to be fifty-five. Here he met an old Sacramento acquaintance

in Professor Joseph

R. Tilton, a patent-medicine-maker, whose specialities are the cure of rheumatism and

the restoration of hair on smooth heads. Tilton volunteered to assist in the finding of a

suitable companion for Odell, and he brought two elderly widows into a correcpondence

after his friend has gone back to the ranch. One of the widows was said to be worth from

$30,000 to $40,000,

but as she had a more satisfactory offer she refused to accept Odell, and he, in turn, refused

to marry the second widow. And so the matchmaker was forced to seek farther.


No thought of mating his daughter with the Siskiyou rancher was at the time entertained

by Mr. Tilton, so he declares, but after a while the stock  of eligibles ran out. Then Mr.

Tilton, eager to help his companion of former days, talked the matter over with Emma.


The young woman thought from the description that Mr. Odell would be an acceptable match

for her; his habits were good, he was forty-five years old and he had a fortune of $75,000.

These were his own assertions, to be sure, but still they were worth considering.


A correspondence ensued between the two, Miss Tilton writing the first letter.




To this Odell answered as follows:

Sisson, October 15, 1891

Dear Miss Tilton: Will say this: Somewhat surprised, but am very much pleased with your

picture and will send mine in return. Then you can see what you think of me, as I ain't

hunting a lady for her money, but one that will make a good wife and a good housekeeper,

and love me also, and one that is a lady and can be a lady. I would want you to dress very

nice and stylish so that I could be proud of you when I go out. I am  very dressy muself.


Would like to know whether you are a Miss or a Mrs.

Very Truly, M.M. Odell




Miss Tilton thought it was proper for a man to be pruod of his wife and of himself, and

so she wrote and said so. Then came the following:


Sisson, October 26, '91

Miss E.A. Tilton: I would like to have you come to Sisson and see how you would like you

future home and everything around. I would not like to marry a woman and then have

her disappointed. I want you to come and see that I don't wan t to deceive you in any way,

but want you to be satisfied in every way, and then we would live happy and get along as

nice and have nothing to regret afterward. If you will come I will pay the expenses of the

trip, and you can stop at a hotel while here. You can take a sleeper and rest. I will go down

the road and meet as you say. You will know me by two rings on my left hand and one

diamond on the right. If everything pleases you while here I'll marry you while here or go

to the city and get married, but would rather you would come here to Sisson and see how

you like it here.

Yours truly,  M.M. Odell


The next letter from Odell said that he would send the money for her to go to Sisson, then

on November 2d he wrote that he was so busy with Grand Jury matters that he cound not

meet her.

Thus correspondence continued all through the Winter. The Grand Jury was frequently in

session and Mr. Odell found trouble getting away, but finally he came to San Francisco. He

called at Miss Tilton's home on May 5th, and in a brief interview he asked that his letters

be returned, and informed Miss Tilton that the marriage could not take place.


She was too young, he said.




On the morning of the next day Miss Tilton wrote another letter, and the tone of it was

different from that of her previous missives. She had written the first letter, and she wrote

the last one. This one ended the correspondence:


San Francisco, May 6, 1892

Mr. M.M. Odell, My Dear Friend: I am very much surprised after studying over our

long correspondence that I am too young for you, although I did not say you were too

old for me. I never refused to go with you to Sisson, but told you should I go on a ranch

I would like to visit my mother once in a while.


And I do not think any gentleman could object to my request. You told father I did not

care to go so far and that everything was settled between us.


Now, I never could have been more taken back than I was to hear such a thing, at the same

time having my letters and picture, making me believe you had love for me. As you told me

you had been in the city a few days before coming to see me, I think now you have

been occupying my time to no puropse. I feel as though I would like to see you again to

have a fair understanding and no foolishness. Yours truly, Emma A. Tilton




Mr. Tilton, the father, dropped this letter into a mail-box and then he called Odell at the

Russ House to ask a reason for the change. Mr. Odell immediately introduced his wife. He

had that very day married Miss SUSAN BARNES, of Oakland.


Miss Tilton declares that Odell willfully deceived her during the correspondence, and that

long before the day of his visit he had intended to marry another woman. She proposes to

recover damages now, and she had retained Attorney W.G. BURKE to attach the

defendant's property for $20,000 and to conduct a suit for that amount.






It Destroyed Nine Thousand Dollars' Worth of Wood.

Special to the Bee.


Sisson (Cal.) August 11 - A fire started in Wright's spur, two miles from town, at

2 A.M., destroying three thousand cords of wood, valued at $9,000 and owned by the

Railroad Company and Sisson, Crocker & Co. Wright's mill was in imminent danger,

but was saved. The fire is under control.


The Shasta View Hotel, at Mott, six miles from here, was burned this morning. It is a

total loss, with the furniture.


The cause was a defective flue. The wind was from the south, which saved the



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Sacramento Bee

Monday November 20, 1893



A Brakeman Wagered That the Banks Would Close.


GALT, November 17 –


A trial was commenced in the Justice Court at this place to-day, in which Dick SCOTT is trying to recover $10 from a brakeman on the Ione train. The money was lost on a bet. Shortly after the last Presidential election, the brakeman offered to bet that four months after Cleveland took his seat that every bank would close. Mr. Scott accepted the bet and the brakeman acted as stakeholder. Four months after inauguration the banks did close, it being the Fourth of July.



Wherein This Party of Hunters Were Very Lucky

At an early hour yesterday morning Police Court Clerk McCRACKEN, Court Stenographer Bing BRIER and Interpreter Lee HONG started out on a duck-hunting expedition.

They were jogging along in their wagon on the Twelfth street trestle near the American river, where repairs are being made, when the horse made a misstep in the darkness and fell over trestle, taking wagon, hunters, dogs and all down to the river bottom.


The party managed to get back and this was about all they did get as a result of the hunt.



The Home of a Natoma Vineyard Employe Destroyed.

FOLSOM, November 18 - The residence occupied by Fred JOHNSON, cooper, employed by the Natoma Vineyard, and situated two miles from Folsom, was entirely destroyed by fire yesterday. Johnson lost all his earthly possessions. The limbs of an oak tree overhanging the kitchen were covered with trailing moss that the severe North wind had dried to tinder, and sparks from the stove pipe igniting the moss, it dropped on the roof, causing the fire.



A Fire in Which the Loss Was a Cool $15,000

There was a great fire on Tyler Island late Saturday afternoon.

A fire started in the tules, which were very dry, and it spread with lightning rapidity. Had the fire merely stayed in the tules, it would have done but little damage, but it reached the big pumping plant of C.W. CLARKE and entirely consumed it, causing a loss of $15,000. The plant was insured for a little over half that figure.


The scene of the fire was about four miles south of Walnut Grove.



His Death Caused By Being Thrown From a Wagon.


STOCKTON, November 20 - Eugene A. WARD, a young farmer aged 26 years, was killed yesterday afternoon in a run-away accident near Linden, this county. The body was found on the road and it is believed that his neck was broken by being thrown from the wagon. He was a cousin to the Superintendent of the County Hospital and was a single man.



A report was current on Saturday to the effect that burglars had entered the furnishing goods store of M.W. SMITH, on J street, and had stolen a large quantity of goods and $20 in money. The burglary did occur, but not in Smith's store. The place visited was the clothing store of S. AXELROD at 420 J street. The thieves got away with $100 worth of clothing and $20 in money.


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Sacramento Bee

Monday November 27, 1893




The Tragic Death of Rev. J.S. Hutton


He Falls From a Wagon and the Wheels Pass Over Him.


The weekly Adin (Modoc county) Argus of the 23d instant contains the particulars of Rev. J.S. HUTTON's tragic death, a notice of which has already appeared in The Bee.


On Tuesday morning, November 14th, Rev. J.S. Hutton, his wife, a son aged 13 years and a daughter aged 11 years, R.E LAVENTON, his wife and two small children, Miss Nettie BROWN, F.H. ROBERTS, John KREAGE, L. SHERMAN, J.A. LOTTIE, and a young man named TRIPLETT left Lookout en route to Sutter City. They were in different vehicles.


The accident happened about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, November 16th, while the teams were going down Burney mountain, four miles this side of Montgomery creek. At the time, Mr. Hutton was sitting on the front wagon of a six-horse team, along side of Mr. Roberts. The wagon was heavily loaded.


At the place where the casualty occurred the road goes down a steep mountain side. On either side of the road is an embankment about as high as the hubs of the wagon, and the road is rough. Mr. Roberts believes the brake of his wagon slipped, and that the wagons suddenly ran forward and over a big rock in the road, throwing Mr. Roberts off the seat. As he fell his right leg was caught in the spokes of one of the wheels and the team began running. He was carried around by the wheel two or three times before he miraculously became extricated. After Mr. Roberts fell, Rev. Hutton grabbed for the lines. Just then the wagon struck another rock, throwing him in front of the wagon and the wheels passed over his head. There was no life in his body when he was picked up. The road being straight the wagons were not upset, and when two or the horses fell they were stopped. The only damage or injury was to the harness.


Rev. John S. HUTTON was a native of England, and 56 years of age. He was twice married, the last time about five years ago. He has a married daughter residing in Haywards, and a son, married, living near Sacramento; also a son and daughter with him, as before stated. Rev .Hutton, to the best of our information, was a member of the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Chico, and was buried by the society at that place. He was a man and a minister whose life and character was a model. All who knew him became attached to him, and his friends all seriously feel the affliction of his untimely and horrible fate, and the memory of his nobility will never fade.




Deeds and Other Documents Filed Since Our Last Report.


Joseph HOLMES to W.V. JUBB (Deed, November 6, 1893) - W. ½ of NE 1/4 section 32, township 8 north, range 5 east; grant.


W.U. JUBB to Joseph HOLMES and wife (Deed, November 6, 1893) - E ½ of SW 1/4 and W ½ of SE 1/4 of section 30, W ½ of NE 1/4 of section 31, township 8 north, range 5 east; also a small piece of 5 acres in section 30, township 8 north, range 5 east; grant.


K.B. CARROL and wife to Antonio GARRIBALDI (Deed, November 20, 1893) - W 15 acres of E 25 acres of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 section 29, township 8 north, range 5 east, reserving 20 feet on W side for road; grant.


R.H. HAWLEY and wife to D.S. DESMOND (Deed, November 23, 1893) - W ½ of lot 8, F and G, 30th and 31st streets; grant.


A.H. BENING to Mrs. Bernardina BENING, his wife (Deed, August 5, 1891) - S 50 feet of lot 8 and S 30 feet of W 1/4 of lot 7, Q and R, 3d and 4th streets; love and affection.


James W. SHANKLIN to Jacob HYMAN (Deed November 21, 1893) - Lot 7 and S 80 feet of E 25 feet of N 60 feet of lot S, block 34, town of Folsom: $1.


James W. SHANKLIN to Wilheimina L. KLUMPP (Deed, November 21, 1893) - W 25 feet of N 60 feet of lot 8, block 34, town of Folsom; $1.


A.F. HEILBRON to Louisa HEILBRON, his wife (Deed, April 4, 1893)) - All interest to E 3/4 of lot 6, I and J, 5th and 6th streets; lot 1 and W 50 feet of lot 2, and E ½ of lot 3, O and P, 7th and 8th streets; W ½ of lot 6, I and J, 2d and 3d streets; E ½ of lot 2, O and P, 25th and 26th streets; also land in Sacramento, Fresno, Siskiyou and San Francisco counties; all interest in firm of SCHAW, INGRAM, BATCHER & Co., Sacramento, and POLY, HEILBRON & Co. of San Francisco. It is the intent of this deed to convey all the property of every kind, nature and description, personal , real, etc.; love and affection.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday September 10, 1894


               ABOUT A WOMAN

Row in Which a Cobblestone and a Pistol Played Part

 There came near being a case of murder, or homicide, or something of the sort, at the Play saloon on Saturday night. A man named John WOOLSEY got into an altercation with Robert ALLEN, the barkeeper, and went into the street and picking up a cobblestone returned to the saloon and threw it at Allen. The latter dodged the missile and it went crashing into a large plate-glass mirror behind the bar.

  Allen immediately drew a pistol and fired a shot at Woolsey, but failed to hit him. The rock-wielder, fearing that Allen would do more shooting, took refuge in another saloon near by, where he was arrested by Officer MALEY.

  The trouble was about a woman whose affection Woolsey claimed Allen had alienated from him.

  Moses S. WAHRHAFTIG and Edward STANTEN were standing on the northwest corner of Fifth and K streets, engaged in conversation, when they heard the crash of the mirror in the saloon, followed by the pistol shot.

  Woolsey had run in that direction, and fearing that more shooting was to follow, they left their position on the sidewalk in a hurry. Stanton bolted up N street, but his companion became confused, and in his bewilderment ran up Fifth street and stopped at the side entrance of the Restaurant de France. In his anxiety to get out of the way of imaginary bullets he did not take the trouble to open the screen and glass doors, but with a rush and a bound went crashing through them into one of the private rooms, taking part of the screen and bits of glass with him, which were afterward picked out in small pieces form his forehead and arms.

  It was some time after the shooting that Wahrhaftig became composed enough to allow an examination to be made, when it was fount that he was cut slightly over the right eye and on one of his wrists.


               CATHOLIC MISSION

One Will Begin at the Cathedral on the 23d Instant

  Bishop MANOGUE has issued a small folder announcing the opening of a mission at the Cathedral on Sunday, the 23d, to be given by Rev. Fathers MOELLER and FINNEGAN of the Society of Jesus.

  The mission will begin with the 10:30 o’clock services on the date named, and conclude on Sunday, October 7th.

  The exercises at night for the first week, from September 23d to September 30th, will be exclusively for women. For the second week, from October 1st to October 7th, the night exercises will be exclusively for men.

  Five A.M., mass and instruction; 8:30 A.M., mass and sermon; 3 P.M., stations of the cross; 7:30 P.M., rosary, sermon, benediction of the most Holy Sacrament.

 Those who attend the mission are requested to abstain from all vain amusements, and earnestly employ themselves in the great affair of their salvation.

  Let us pry for the conversion of sinners. “Behold now is the acceptable time; behold these are the days of salvation.” - St .Paul, 3d Cor. Vi., 2.

  “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unjust man his thoughts; and let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him. And to our God, for he is bountiful to forgive.” - Isaiah, 55.


               WHEATLEY’S FRIEND

Jeff Marshall Taken In on a Charge of Forgery

 A man named Jeff MARSHALL was arrested by Officers RUTHERFORD and ALTER yesterday for vagrancy. The officers say that Marshall lives on money furnished by his mistress.

  Marshall has interested himself considerably in the case of “Kid” WHEATLEY, who is charged with having placed his wife in a house of ill-fame. He has, it is said, on several occasions gone to Deputy Sheriff RUPPERT of Colusa County, who swore to the complaint against Wheatley, and requested him to say that he (Ruppert) did not know that Wheatley was guilty of the crime charged against him. Ruppert, however, is satisfied of Wheatley’s guilt, and will remain in the city to testify against him.



 The Officer Loses His Diamond While Battling With Toughs

 Policemen who wear diamonds take desperate chances. While Officer DOUGLAS was trying to break up a riotous gang on L street on Saturday night he lost a valuable diamond pin as well as his club.

  Douglas was receiving such rough handling that he blew a blast on his police bugle which, if blown in a highland glen a hundred or more years ago, would have been good for a thousand men, but it had the effect merely of attracting Officers TALBOT an RUTHERFORD to the scene of battle.

  All the scrappers but one, James WILKINSON, got away, and Alexander SMITH was also taken in for interfering with Wilkinson’s arrest.


               AT LAST

“Baggage-Smashers” Run Up Against a Concealed Arsenal

  A man employed at the depot came very near being killed on Saturday. Some baggage was being transferred from one car to another, and the lighter packages were tossed out.

  One of these, a telescope basket, the catcher muffed and when it struck the asphalt floor of the depot there was an explosion that suggested dynamite, infernal machines and all sorts of modern explosives. A bullet ploughed its way up along the leg of the catcher, cutting a strip our of his trousers, but fortunately inflicting no injury to the man. It finally found lodgement in the side of a coach.

  Investigation showed that the basket contained a big loaded revolver.


               TWO AGAINST ONE

But the Latter Did Up Both of His Assailants

  A Big fight took place at the Bank Exchange Saloon at Second and K streets yesterday morning, and one of the participants was carted off to the police station where he was treated for a severe cut over the right eye.

  A man in the saloon was about to order a drink when two other men asked him to treat them. He refused to do so, and one of the men began to abuse him. A general row resulted, and the lone individual succeeded in subduing the others. The injured man refused to give his name to the police.


               BRIEF NOTES

 The report of Adjutant-General ALLEN is now being printed at the State Printing Office.

  It is Miss WARD, and not Miss Bard, of Oakland, who is one of the competitors in the ladies’ riding tournament at the fair.

  Registrations are coning in slowly at the Court-house. When the office closed on Saturday afternoon 5,337 persons had registered.

  Justice of the Peace HENRY has sentenced S. KALLMEYER to the County Jail for ten days for stealing a number of sacks from the HAGGIN ranch.

  The examination of Ah LOUIS for assault with a deadly weapon on a boy named Albert DANGLER, has been taken under advisement by Justice HENRY.

  As the result of a fight in MUNGER’s hop field the other day, a Chinaman known as Leo was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, and W.J. CARTER for battery.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Friday September 14, 1894


               JOSEPH GETS HIS

The Others Get Whatever Happens to Be Left

 Superior Judge JOHNSON yesterday rendered judgement in favor of the plaintiff in the suit of Isaac JOSEPH vs. A. MILLER, Pauline MILLER, the L. ELKUS Company, W. RIGBY, Jr., and J.E. GORMAN, assignee of the estate of A. MILLER, an insolvent debtor.

  The action was brought to recover the sum of $1,100 due on promissory notes executed to Joseph by defendants Miller, and for the foreclosure of a mortgage on their property on the northeast corner of Ninth and O streets, which was executed to secure the payment of the notes.

  The Elkus Company held a second mortgage on the property, and Rigby held an attachment lien, and therefore were made parties to the suit.

  The court appointed H.J. GOETHE commissioner to sell the property, and fixed his bonds at $1,800, and directed him to pay out of the proceeds the claims of Joseph first, and apply the balance to the payment of the claim of the Elkus Company.


               HARPERS WAR HISTORY

Number Twenty Now Ready for Record-Union Subscribers

  Part Twenty of Harper’s War History has arrived, and there are as yet to come only six more, exclusive of an index, which the publishers are going to issue. Those who have taken advantage of the offer made by the Record-Union speak in terms of highest praise of the great work, and when the numbers are complete they will have in their possession a history of the civil war, which, for detail and correctness, has never been excelled. The illustrations (end there are many of them) are wood cuts by the best of engravers during the rebellion, and they add very materially to the well-written accounts of marches and the battles on land and water. All important correspondence that passed between the commanders or either side and higher authorities is given, and it proves an interesting feature of the work. The parts are sold at eight cents to subscribers of the Record-Union.


               UNIMPORTANT CASES

A Portuguese Misunderstanding and a Vagrancy Charge

 Mrs. A.J. SILVA was arraigned yesterday in the Police Court for disturbing the peace of Mrs. Mary SILVA.

  Mrs. Mary Silva said defendant had stated that her husband stole her wood. She was in the street and spoke very loud.

  The parties and witnesses are all Portuguese and the evidence conflicting. The case was dismissed.

  George LLOYD, charged with vagrancy, pleaded guilty, and was given twenty days in jail. He was also charged with petit larceny, in stealing a trunk, but the charge was dismissed.


               An Abusive Tramp Shot

 On Wednesday night the brakeman of the East-bound overland train found some tramps riding on the brakebeam when the train arrived at Davisville. They put them off and one of them showed fight and became abusive. He was shot in the leg by one of the brakemen, the bullet making a painful but not a dangerous wound. One of the Supervisors sent him to the Yolo County Hospital yesterday morning, where he is being cared for.


            Squeezed Between Cars

 T.J. APPLEGATE, a brakeman, was caught between two cars which he was coupling at Newcastle yesterday morning, and badly squeezed about the body. He was brought to the Railroad Hospital for treatment. While his injuries are painful, they are not believed to be serious.


               PULLED THE SPIKES

Four Men Attempt to Wreck a Train Near Dunnigan

 The track-walker who has charge of the railroad near Dunnigan discovered four men tampering with the track near that place on Wednesday evening about 6 o’clock. He returned to the town and reported the fact, giving a description of the men.

  The Sheriff and officers immediately started in pursuit of the scoundrels and have strong hopes of bagging them. They had removed about thirty spikes, and had they not been interrupted a serious wreck might have been the result.


               Weather Notes

 The Weather Bureau reports show the highest and lowest temperatures yesterday to have been 78° and 54°, with brisk to gentle northerly winds and clear weather prevailing.

  The barometrical readings at 5 A.M. and 5 P.M. were 29.22 and 30.06 inches, respectively.

  The highest and lowest temperatures one year go yesterday were 78° and 53 ° and one year ago to-day 85° and 53°.


               Appraisement Filed

 E.L. GREEN, Lucas KREUZBERGER and Bartle KREUZBERGER, appraisers of the estate of Maria Guadelupe Romero REUZ, deceased, have filed their report in the County Clerk’s Office. The estate is appraised at $1,800.


               Declared Insane

 T.W. GLIDDENS was examined by Drs. GARDNER and WIARD yesterday and declared to be insane. Superior Judge JOHNSON ordered him committed to the Stockton asylum.


               Notaries Public

 Governor MARKHAM has appointed and commissioned the following Notaries Public: Minnie W. FIGG, Walnut Grove, Sacramento County; Joseph H. RUCKER, San Jose.


               Filed Their Bond

 Isaac J. and Charles E. TRAINOR have filed their bonds in the sum of $13,000 each, as executors of the estate of Hugh Charles Trainor, deceased.


               University Checks Signed

 Governor MARKHAM has signed University checks, Nos. 15, 910 to 15, 987, both inclusive, aggregating $9,776.37.



 The fine stock of carriages belonging to the estate of the late H.M. BERNARD is now offered for sale. Inquire of Julia Bernard at Metropolitan Building, Fifth and K street, or at the office of Harry G. SOULE, 607 I street, Sacramento. Julia Bernard, Executrix.


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Sacramento Daily Record Union

Saturday September 15, 1894


               A Novel Wagon

 S. HOWE of San Francisco has on exhibition at the Pavilion a novel wagon for fruit and farming purposes. The novelty of the invention lies in the fact that each front wheel turns to pivot and the wagon is guided not by the pole but by the draught. The wheels are of steel, and other novel combinations make the wagon an interesting object.



 Ladies desiring really artistic and beautiful millinery should see those imported pattern hats being sold at a big reduction to-day at the Red House, J. street, between Seventh and Eighth.

  There have been many illusions presented to the public which have caused wonder and admiration, but none to compare with the beautiful “Ariel” Illusion, where a living woman floats through space, turning in all directions without any apparent support. The verdict of all who have seen it is that if you visit the Pavilion and do not see the “Queen of the Air” you miss one of the most beautiful and certainly the most mystifying exhibition in the great building. There is also shown, without extra charge, Galatea, consisting of five distinct transformations, from the statue to the living woman, the skeleton, a bouquet of flowers, the living woman and back again to the statue.

  Dr. LAWTON has received the first and only premium on all exhibits in optical goods at State Fair, also on his Lawton lasting lenses. The doctor has every facility for correcting any error of the eye, which he does at his exhibit, next to Sacramento County display, free of charge. He gives written guarantee to give satisfaction.

  The Aermotor, Miller Bros., agents, received first premium for best windmills.

  The steamer Belvidere will hold over on her up trip Saturday until 5 p.m. Sunday in order to accommodate people of the fair.


               The Parvin Estate

 Joseph KELLY, executor of the will and testament of Eliza PARVIN, deceased, has renounced all right to act as such executor, and requests the Superior Court to appoint John DEMARTINI of San Francisco to act in his stead.

  Demartini has applied to the court that the will of the deceased be admitted to probate, and that letters of administration be issued to him. The estate is valued at $1,770.


               Final Accounts Allowed

 The final account of Mrs. Mary HOFFNER, executrix of the estate of Dr. George V. EWING, deceased, was allowed in the Superior Court yesterday. The estate in California consists of real and personal property valued at $7,472.97. The administration here is an auxiliary one, the principal administration being in Utah. The fee of J.H. LIGGETT, attorney for the executrix, was fixed by Judge JOHNSON at $200.


               Cabrillo Celebration

 The commander of the Fourth Brigade and staff have received an invitation to attend the Cabrillo celebration at San Diego on September 27th, 28th and 29th. The occasion is the 352d anniversary of the discovery of San Diego harbor by Don Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and elaborate arrangements for the celebration are now being made.


               McMann Shows Up

 P.J. McMANN, the Oregon horseman who had not been seen by his friends from Wednesday evening up to Thursday night, turned up yesterday.

  His friends were so pleased to see him alive that no questions were asked.


               Served a Warrant

 Constable J.B. BRISSEL went out near Florin yesterday and served a warrant on Mrs. WEEDON for battery on J. McNAIR. The latter claims that he went to Weedon’s house to collect some interest due him, when Mrs. Weedon struck him in the face.


               Sold Liquor to Indians

 John McCAULEY and James ALBERTSON were examined in Justice S.G. FOSTER’s court at Brighton yesterday for selling liquor to Indians. Albertson was discharged, and McCauley was held to answer.

               Hoey’s Hop House Burned

 Peter Hoey’s hop house was burned yesterday at 6 A.M., with its entire hop crop. The hops would have all been dried in a few days. There was an insurance for a moderate amount on it. It was newly built.


               Declared Insane

 I.H. SMITH was examined for insanity yesterday by Drs. GARDNER and WIARD, and declared to be insane. Superior Judge JOHNSON ordered Smith committed to Stockton.


               Insolvent Debtor

 Frederick FRICKE, an insolvent debtor, has applied to the Superior Court to be discharged from his debts.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Tuesday, September 18, 1894



A Couple of Them Ventilated in the Police Court

  Yesterday was family day in the Police Court, and considerable neighborhood linen was washed. The attention of the court was occupied in the morning by battery cases, in which the HENLEYs, FLOWERS, COSTERs, BLOOMBERGs and LITCHENSTEINs figured prominently.

   Mrs. Henley, her daughter Della, and Mrs. Flowers were charged with having committed battery on a girl named Lena Coster. The complaining witness testified that on the 8th inst. she was attacked at Thirteenth and S streets by the Henleys and Mrs. Flowers and severely beaten.

  It appears that the trouble between the parties arose out of the fact that a girl named Virginia FORGAUS informed Miss Helney that the Coster girl referred to the latter as a “chippy.” Miss Henley met the young lady and said to her: “I am a chippy, am I?” and, according to the defendant’s version of the affair, Miss Coster raised her hand as if she was going to strike Miss Henley.

  Miss Coster testified that the defendants attacked her from all sides, and as her opponents were too many and too strong for her, she was soon rendered hors du combat.

  All the parties interested took a turn in testifying and when they had finished Justice DEVINE said there was a conflict of testimony and some very tall lying done somewhere.

  Mrs. Henley and Mrs. Flowers were discharged and Miss Henley was found guilty.


  The other family row was between the Bloombergs and Litchensteins. Mrs. Annie Litchenstein testified that on last Saturday morning she was walking from her husband’s second-hand store on K street to an adjacent drug store when Mrs. Bloomberg came up and struck her in the face. Mrs. Litchenstein said she knew of no reason why Mrs. Bloomberg struck her, unless it was on account of business jealousies.

  Mrs. Bloomberg, in her own behalf, testified that she was in the act of inducing a couple of men to enter the store to make some purchases when Mrs. Litchenstein followed and applied vile epithets to her.

  Of course, Mrs. Litchenstein denied the allegation, and as there was another witness who saw the affray, but who was not in attendance in court, the matter was continued until this morning.


               Damon Murder Case

 Judge JOHNSON yesterday continued for the term the cases of Manuel and Richard STRIBE for the murder of A.G. DAMON.

  The case of M.C. YOUNG for mayhem on Jacob GEBERT was also continued for the term.


               A Recruit for Folsom

 Deputy Sheriff H.C. McCLURE of Los Angeles County arrived in this city yesterday, en route to Folsom Prison with Charles Emery WELDON, sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for burglary.



 An Ignorant Alien Who Thought He Was Ripe for Citizenship

 Gustave ROSEMAN, a native of Germany, was admitted to citizenship yesterday by Superior Judge JOHNSON, on the testimony of F.W. STEINMEYER and H.L. ECKMAN.

  Antonio Joaquin MACIEL, a native of the Azore Islands, applied for citizenship, but he was so ignorant of the duties and qualifications of a citizen and possessed so little knowledge of the affairs of the country that Judge Johnson refused to admit him.

  The applicant could hardly write his own name, and could not read the English language. He did not know who the Chief Executive of the nation is, nor the Governor of the State, and did not know whether they were termed Kings or what-not. He did not know what form of government we are living under, and could not tell how long he had lived in the country.

  He was told that he was ineligible to become a citizen, and would have to become acquainted with the principles and form of the government.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday September 24, 1894



               Fatal Explosion on a Railway Locomotive

Fireman Charles Lipscomb Thrown Through the Snowshed, and Dies of His Injuries.

  It is rarely that accidents of a serious nature happen to locomotive boilers, but one occurred yesterday in the snowsheds near Blue Canyon, which resulted fatally to Charles LIPSCOMB, fireman of one of the eastbound trains.

  Warren GODDARD, the engineer, was also badly scalded about the hands and arms, but his injuries are not serious.

   While the train was passing through the snowsheds, and just as the locomotive was opposite one of the openings made in the side of the shed to admit the light, the head of the boiler blew out with terrific force.

  LIPSCOMB was in such a position at the time that he received the full force of the escaping steam. He was lifted up and thrown clear over the tender headforemost through the narrow openings in the shed. He brought up with his head against the bank of the cut.

  Engineer Goddard escaped with the scalding of his arms, the injury being very painful. Although badly bruised by coming in contact with the ground, it was not thought at the time that Lipscomb was dangerously injured, severe as were his scalds.

  Dr. HOOD of Gold Run did all that was possible to alleviate the sufferings of the injured men, and came with them to this city, an engine and caboose having been promptly placed at this service to convey them hither.

  They were taken direct to the Railroad Hospital and immediate attention given them. But Lipscomb was beyond human relief, and died about 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

  Engineer Goddard is getting along nicely and will be all right in a few weeks.

  It has not yet been ascertained what was the direct cause of the explosion, as the locomotive was thought to be in perfect condition when it left the roundhouse.

  Several years ago a locomotive boiler exploded in the snowsheds between the Summit and Truckee. In that instance the boiler was torn asunder, one heavy piece being thrown with such force that it cut directly through a thirty-inch upright post of the showshed. Boiler accidents, however, are rare occurrence on railroads.


               DEATH OF MRS. MARVIN

 One of the Earliest Residents of the City Passes Away

 Mrs. Amelia L. MARVIN, wife of the late Wm. W. Marvin, died very suddenly yesterday morning of heart trouble at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F.A. JEWELL.

  Deceased was an old resident of this city, having lived here for the past forty years. She leaves five children to mourn her loss - F.W. and H.A. Marvin of San Francisco, Mrs. T.W. STROBRIDGE of Los Angeles, and Wm. W. Marvin and Mrs. F.A. Jewell of this city.


               SWALLOWED A PLUM FIT

Charles Head is Dangerously Ill at His Rooms.     

 Charles HEAD, manager for the Charles P. NATHAN Company, swallowed a plum pit last Tuesday, which has resulted in inflamation of the bowels, and is confined to his room at the Lull House.

  He was in a very precarious condition yesterday morning and a consultation of physicians was called. Last night it was thought he was slightly better, but he is still dangerously ill and it is questionable whether or not he can recover.


               Articles of Incorporation

 The following articles of incorporation have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State:

  Edgewood Creamery Company. Principal place of business, Edgewood, Siskiyou county. Capital stock, $10.000. Directors: N.H. EDDY, F.J. CONNER, E. B. CAVANAUGH, H.S. WELLS, Edgewood; James H. WADSWORTH, Yreka.

  Parnell Mining Company. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Capital stock, $100,000. Directors: W.G. ARNOLD, H.B. ARNOLD, E.N. ARNOLD, San Francisco; R.S. MONTENEGRO, Angels; R.W. KOCH, Oakland.

  Electric Power Company. Principal place of business, Los Angeles. Capital stock, $100,000. Directors: E.C. SEYMOUR, Peter KEHL, W.E. VAN SLYKE, San Bernardino; M.L. GRAFF, H.W. LATHAM, Los Angeles.

  J.B. PAINTER Company. Principal place of business, Belmont, San Mateo County. Capital stock, $50,000. Directors: Jerome B. PAINTER, John A. RUSSELL, San Francisco; A. DALTON, Harrison, Dr. E.A. YOUVEEN, Alameda; J.P. LE COUNT, Sausalito; F.R. KING, Belmont; E.B. DE GOLIA, Oakland.

  Chinese Union Merchants’ Club. Principal place of business, San Francisco. Directors: Yee LOCK, Yee SUN, Tom WAY, Chung GUM and Yee HOW, San Francisco.

  Olive Ranch Company. Principal Place of business, San Francisco. Capital stock, $50,000. Directors: S.S. STAMBAUGH, K. KERRIGAN, F.H. KERRIGAN, San Francisco; G.W. HORN, E. HORN, Kern County.

  Garden City Cyclers. Principal place of business, San Jose. Directors: J.B. LAMKIN, G.W. POLLARD, J.C. LEWIS, J.A .CHASE, J.W. MACAULAY, H.H. HERNDON, C.N. RAVLIN, H.A. ALEXANDER, J.B. CAREY, San Jose.



       Charles McCreary Passes Away in His 56th Year.

Although in Delicate Health for Some Time the Final Summons Came Suddenly

 The community was deeply pained on Saturday evening as the report gained currency that Charles McCREARY, the well-known flour merchant and manufacturer, had died at his home at Tenth and L streets.

  Mr. McCreary’s ailment was caused by a local cancerous growth, and of late it became apparent that he would have to submit to a painful operation as offering the only possibility of prolonging his life. The operation was performed on Saturday by Dr. L.C. LANE of San Francisco, the noted surgeon, but the patient could not rally, and a few hours afterward breathed his last.

  Deceased was a native of Sandusky, O., where he was born October 6, 1838. He came to California in 1850, when his father, the late W.P. McCREARY, brought his family hither, engaging in the flouring business in this city in 1852.

  Early in life the deceased and his brother Byron conducted a farm in Yolo County, but at the end of four years they returned to this city and became interested with their father in the milling business. They succeeded their father on his death and together carried on the Front-street mill until the death of Byron McCreary a few years ago, since which time deceased conducted it in his own name, assisted by his sons Harry and Robert.

  In 1865 Charles McCreary was married to Leora, daughter of the late Judge Robert C. CLARK, who, with their two sons, survive him. He was not only one of the most prominent business men in the State, but a citizen who enjoyed the respect and esteem of this entire community.

  Mr. McCreary had no taste for political strife, and was never a candidate for office, his whole time being devoted to the management of his large business interests. He was firm in his political convictions and was always active in the support of the better class of men for local officers.

  In his death the State has lost a prominent representative of its leading commercial interests, and Sacramento has been deprived of a citizen whose influence was always used for the best interests of the community - a man of irreproachable character and one of her best citizens.



 J.P. COSGRAVE of the Bee goes to Los Angeles to-day for a week’s visit..

 John McMURRY, a prominent citizen of Weaverville, is staying at the Capital Hotel.

  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur TOWER and son of Evanston, Ill., are stopping at the Golden Eagle.

  Mrs. W.H. PARKS and Mrs. Charles HAPGOOD of Marysville are guests at the Golden Eagle.

  Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday: L.A. HOLTMAN, Columbus, O.; R. HOWART, city; P.F. BENSON, San Francisco; J. BROWEY, A. CASSIDY, Folsom; J.L. HARVEY, A.H. ROSE, city; Mrs. N.D. COOMBS, Marysville; John McMURRY, Weaverville; William BAYLES, San Leandro; H.E. LADD, San Francisco; E.W. NASH and wife, Grand Forks, Or.; A. SNEIDER, Suisun; R.L. LOOK, Portland, Oregon.

  Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday: George M. FRANKS, Baltimore; John C. WHITE, Mrs. W.H. PARKS, Mrs. Charles HAPGOOD, Marysville; H.FAY, E.S. HUBBARD, Los Angeles; Arthur TOWER, wife and son, Evanston, Ill.; G.B. HEMPHILL, Oakland; Mrs. G.M. FRANKS, Charles F. KLINSMAN, San Francisco; E.E. PARMELEE, C.A. MORTON, New York; Geo. W.G. CALDER, M SIMONOFF, Chicago.

  Miss Edna HOEFER, who lives at Tenth and W streets, gave a party to her friends on Saturday night, her eighth birthday. Refreshments were served and they parted after a very pleasant evening’s enjoyment. Those present were as follows: Misses Hattie KUNZ, Carrie DOUGLAS, Kate HALEY, Teannie WARRA, Hattie GARRETT, Ethel FREDERICKS, Maggie and Agnes WARRA, Aggie COTTER, Edna BALSZ, Nannie GARRETT, Christina KUNZ, Katie and Minnie KEGAN, Annie and Emma KESTLER, Edna and Irene HOEFER. Masters Fred BALSZ, Joe and Eddie RYAN, Willie FITZGERALD, Willie and Charlie BALSZ, Willie SCOTT, Frank GARRETT, Arthur and Bert RYAN, Charlie WARRA, Antone HERMAN, Eddie HEISE and Charlie HOEFER.


               WHERE IS DR. BRADFORD?

 His Wife Has Been Informed That He is in This State

 A Mrs. Bradford of Wilmington, Del., has written to Chief of Police DREW asking for information of her husband, Dr. Bradford, who left home in June, 1893, without her knowledge and has never been heard from since.

  She knows of no reason for his leaving except that he was worried over money matters and thinks that as he was a surgeon he may be acting as agent for some house that sells surgical instruments. She has been told by two men that they saw him in this State not long ago. She asks Chief Drew to let her know if he can get any trace of him. He was a graduate of Princeton College and about 35 years old.


               BRIEF NOTES

  The Supervisors will meet to-day to fix the county tax rte for the ensuing year.

  Any full-grown man, except perhaps a Jap, could wade the river now opposite the city. The water there is only four and a half to five feet deep.

  A man named TRACY, who appears to be insane, was taken in on Saturday night by Officer LOGUE. He was about to kill himself. Tracy is a stevedore.

  The man who was found drowned in the river below the Yolo bridge last Friday has not been identified He was probably someone who had come here in search of work.



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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Saturday October 6, 1894


               ERASMUS SPURGEON

Death in Colusa of a Former Sacramento Resident

   A correspondent writes as follows of the death of Erasmus Spurgeon, a former resident of this city:

 “Erasmus Spurgeon, an old resident of Colusa County, died at his home, one mile south of Colusa, on Sunday morning last, after a prolonged attack of dropsy. Mr. Spurgeon commanded the respect of a large number of acquaintances. He was an honorable man and his death is a great loss to the community. He formerly resided in Sacramento, where he was well known.

  “Deceased was a native of Howard, Me., and was in his fifty-eighth year. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter, also four brothers and two sisters - L.A. Spurgeon of Sacramento, L.B. and William Spurgeon of Woodland, J. Spurgeon of Chico, Mrs. W.D. Campbell and Mrs Ben Ely, Jr., of Woodland.

  “The funeral took place on Tuesday from the Christian Church under the auspices of the Ancient Order United Workmen, of which he was a member.


               PELICAN CLUB SHOOT

 The County Championship to be Determined To-morrow

   At the American River shooting grounds the Pelican Gun Club will to-morrow hold its tournament for the county live-bird trap-shooting championship.

  Beside the usual pool-shooting events, there will be a match at twenty-five birds, $10 entrance, which latter will include the cost of birds. The winner of this match will be declared the champion wing-shot of the county. It is expected that there will be a large list of competitors, as there are quite a number of gentlemen in various parts of the county who are excellent wing-shots.

  The shooting will commence at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, and will be open to everyone.


Foresters’ Party

 Sutter Circle, No. 125, C.O.F., A.O.F. of A., gave an enjoyable and well-attended calico party at Foresters’ Hall last evening.

  Those who had charge of the party are a follows: Floor Director, Fred BOITANO; Floor Managers - Mrs. Rudolph STEINMAN, Mrs. Fred BOITANO and C.C. NEMETZ; Committee of Arrangements - Mrs. J. HILGER, Mrs. H.L. KEMNITZER, Miss R. HAUSER, Fred BOITANO and W.W. CONNOR.


Chance for Horse Bargains

 Bell & Co. announce that they will sell at auction, at 2 P.M. to-day, at the railroad corrals, Sixteenth and B streets, by order of a Marysville man, eighteen head of well-bred horses, mares and colts from two to seven years old. Among the number to be sold are two spans of matched bays.


               AMATEUR BOXING

Payon the Only Sacramentan in the Olympic Tournament

   It was expected that several of the Sacramento Athletic Club’s young boxers would take part in the tournament to be held by the San Francisco Olympic Club which begins on the 22d, but thus far Louis PAYEN, the welter-weight, is the only one announced.

  The tournament promises to be one of the greatest exhibitions of the kind ever held in that city. There will be over a dozen special six-round matches for valuable trophies, and most of them have been arranged already. The programme, so far, is as follows:      

  G. BATES of the San Francisco Athletic Club vs. Joseph W. REAY, Olympic Club, 145 pounds each; M. KIRSCHNER, San Francisco Club vs. Steve VICINI, Olympic, 145 pounds; Fred MULLER, San Francisco Club vs. Fred CARTER, Olympic, 135 pounds; Frank H. SMITH, Olympic, vs. C. DIXON, San Francisco, 115 pounds; W. COOK, Olympic, vs. Charles S. CATHCART, Olympic, 128 pounds; E.J. O’BRIEN, Olympic, vs. Charles A. RENO, San Francisco, 125 pounds; W.J. KENEALLY, Olympic, vs. T.F. MILLER, San Francisco, heavy-weight; Stewart CARTER Olympic, vs. L.A. PAYEN, Sacramento Athletic Club, 146 pounds; Milton HAYES, Olympic, vs. J.A. McGINLEY, Olympic, 135 pounds; Frank GILBERT, Olympic, vs. G. B. HARTY, Olympic, 139 pounds.         


               MADE HIM PUNGLE

Vain Attempt of a Man to Defraud a Restaurant Keeper.

   About a week ago a man obtained a meal at E.E. TOWLE’s restaurant, 216 J street, but slipped out, while the proprietor was in the kitchen, without paying for it.

  Much to Towle’s surprise, the same person entered the place again yesterday and ordered a fifteen-cent meal. Towle recognized him, but did not let on. He told his wife to keep watch of the customer while he went to the kitchen, and shortly afterward she notified him that the man was gone.

  Towle hastened to the front, but his customer had gained the sidewalk and was hastening up J street. The restaurant man pursued, and then the fugitive started to run. Towle overtook him before he reached Third street and knocked him down with a blow in the back. When the man got up he feigned innocence, and pretended to be surprised when the restaurant man told him he had not paid for his meal.

  He fished out fifteen cents, and then Towle told him to “dig again,” that there was on old and similar account against him.  The fellow had no more money, but he stopped a passing street car and borrowed fifteen cents from the conductor, with whom he was acquainted. He was then allowed to go.

  Towle says he is informed that the man lives in the suburbs and passes as a respectable citizen.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Monday October 15, 1894


               A YOUTHFUL BURGLAR

Eleven-Year-Old Leonard SCHROEDER Caught in the Phoenix Mill.

  A child burglar, only 11 years old, was arrested by Chief of Police DREW yesterday for burglarizing the office of the Phoenix Mill. He gave his name at first as Max Schroeder and afterward as Leonard Schroeder.

  He was caught in the office of the mill and would give no clear account of how he got there, but said he went with a boy named William McLAUGHLIN. He also said that he got no money, but McLaughlin got $3.50. Chief Drew went with him to find McLaughlin’s house, but he could not point it out. He was locked up in the City Prison.



Nearly Ten Thousand Voters, With Another Week to Register

 Up to 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon 9,910 names had been entered on the Great Register.

  Commencing to-day and continuing until registration will cease, which will be on the night of the 20th inst., the registration office will be kept open from 9 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon, and from 7 o’clock in the evening until 9 o’clock.


               Actions on Notes

 J. GINSBERG, by his attorneys, WHITE, SEYMOUR & HUGHES, has brought suit in the Superior Court against E. OPPENHEIM and Louisa A. OPPENHEIM for the recovery of $1,000 with interest, alleged to be due on a promissory note.

  George MUDDOX, by his attorney A.M. JOHNSON, has also brought suit in the Superior Court against Harry KING for the recovery of $303.60 alleged to be due on a promissory note.


               A Yolo Divorce Case

 Lawyers Z.F. WHARTON and A.L. HART will go to Woodland to-day to try the divorce case of WILSON vs. WILSON, the former as attorney for defendant and the latter for the plaintiff. The case promises to be somewhat sensational.


               Prohibition Speaking

 Henry FRENCH, the Prohibition nominee for Governor, will speak at Pythian Hall on Wednesday evening next. C.H. DUNN, the nominee for Lieutenant-Governor, will also speak.


               Elected a Rabbi

 The Jewish congregation at the synagogue yesterday elected Rabbi A. SIMON to preach to them for the next three years and last night held a thanksgiving service, at which he preached.


               Demurrer Overruled

 In the suit of Reclamation District No. 556 vs. THISBY et al., Judge CATLIN has overruled defendants’ demurrer and granted them thirty days’ time in which to file an answer.


               Three Divorce Suits

 The following divorce suits have been begun in the Superior Court: Jennie ARCHIBALD vs. George W. Archibald, John DAWSON vs. Annie Dawson and George C. GERLE vs. Cora Gerle.


               Judgement for the Bank

 Superior Judge CATLIN has rendered judgement in favor of the Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Savings Bank against Frank GREEN for $1,681.24, due on a promissory note.


               Would Not Support Them

 One George NICHOLAS was arrested Saturday on complaint of his brother-in-law, John ABRIGO, for refusing to support and maintain his children.


               MARACCI’S ASSAILANT

John Petralli Held to Answer for Assault to Murder

  John PETRALLI has been held to answer by Justice DEVINE for assault to murder Joseph MARACCI. The affair took place at Third and K streets on the 13th of September.

  P.S. BROWN, a guard at the Folsom State Prison, testified that he was standing on the opposite side of the street when the shooting took place. Before the shooting commenced he saw a man come out of MAZZINI’s Saloon, in front of which the shooting took place, and walk toward Third street. He afterward saw a man rush out of the saloon who immediately began firing at Maracci. The latter then ran into the saloon, and Patralli followed him, and in a short time afterward Petralli came out, when he was arrested.

  S. MAZZINI, proprietor of the saloon, testified that after the shooting took place Maracci came into the saloon, but did not have a stick of wood in his hand with which to assault Petralli.

  Petralli’s bail was fixed at $1,000.


               Health of the State

  Dr. J.R. LAINE, Secretary of the State Board of Health, in his report for the month of September says:

 Reports from 78 cities, towns, villages and sanitary districts aggregating a population of 760, 875 show a mortality of 957, a death rate of a.1.25 per thousand for September, or 15.00 per thousand per annum.

  There were 145 deaths from consumption, 47 from pneumonia, 20 from bronchitis, 4 from congestion of the lungs, 25 from diarrhea, 47 from cholera infantum, 61 from other diseases of the stomach and bowels, 4 from diphtheria, 12 from croup, 1 from scarlatina, 3 from measles, 3 from whoopingcough, 33 from typhoid fever, 5 from malarial fevers, 10 from cerebrospinal fever, 28 from cancer, 3 from erysipelas, 75 from diseases of the heart, 12 from alcoholism, 418 from other causes, one of which was from la grippe.


               Borne to His Rest

 The funeral of Charles W. GURNEY took place from Odd Fellows’ Temple yesterday, a large number of Exempt Firemen and Odd Fellows being in attendance, as well as other friends.


               State Land Patents

 Governor MARKHAM has signed Swamp and Overflowed land patent, No. 4,220, comprising 239.71 acres in Merced County, in favor of William C. TURNER.


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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Wednesday, November 7, 1894


               An Easy Job

 Chief of Police DREW has received a letter from Mrs. W.V. CHASE of 1520 Mason street, San Francisco, asking him to trace her mother, if possible. She started from that city for Sacramento twenty-three years ago, with considerable money in her possession and has never been heard of since. Sone recent developments, she says, impelled her to make the request.


               Mrs. Macy Snook Deceased

   Mrs. Mary E. SNOOK died in this city yesterday at the age of 56 years. Deceased was a sister of Halsey G. SMITH and mother of Miss Jennie Snook, Mrs. Minnie WASSER, Frank, John and Louis Snook. She was a native of Tompkins County, N.Y. The date of the funeral has not been announced.


               Fell From a Buggy

 A little girl named MASON, while attempting to get out of a buggy on J street, near Third, yesterday afternoon, caught her feet in the lines and was thrown quite forcibly to the ground, bruising her somewhat. Fortunately the horse did not start and she escaped further injury.


               Run Down by a Buggy

 A man named Alfred CAMPBELL was run over by a buggy in which two ladies were driving at Seventh and K streets yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where it was found that he had received but slight injuries.


               Horse Recovered

 The horse Black Prince, which was reported on Monday to have been stolen from Agricultural Park, was found yesterday in a stable near by. The transfer was probably made by way of a joke.


               Died in an Asylum

 Mrs. Elizabeth GALLENACH, who formerly dealt in flowers at Nineteenth and C streets, died in the Napa Insane Asylum on Monday.


               BADLY MIXED

Runaways and Smashups Yesterday Forenoon

   There were two exciting runaways at Sixth and I streets yesterday morning, and involved the smashing up of three vehicles.

  Dr. L.A. McLEAN’s horse, which was attached to a phaeton, came running down I street at a furious gait, and turning the corner of Sixth street toward J, struck a wagon on which was a bale of hay. The driver was sitting on the hay, while his horse was drinking form the watering trough on the corner, and was unmindful of anything that would occur to disturb him or his horse. As soon as McLean’s buggy came in contact with the hay-wagon over went the whole combination. The doctor’s horse broke loose from the wreck and proceeded on his way towards J street.

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Sacramento Daily Record-Union

Friday, November 16, 1894


               JOSEPH MELLO’S WILL

How It Distributes the $15,000 Estate That He Left

   Antonio VIERA has petitioned the Superior Court for the probate of the will of Joseph R. MELLO, deceased. The estate consists of 1,512 shares of the capital stock of the People’s Savings Bank in this city, valued at $600, a promissory note valued as $2,000, a note and mortgage on property in Fresno County valued at $2,800; 184 shares of the capital stock of the Sacramento Transportation Company, valued at $7,350; money owing to the deceased from the transportation company in the sum of $1,500, and property in Yolo County valued at $1,000.

  According to the provisions of the will the estate is conveyed to the petitioner in trust, and to each of the following persons named in the will the deceased bequeathed the sum of $50: Mrs. Rosie MARTINE of San Francisco, Mrs. Maria LIMA, Amelia SILVEIRA, Annie SILVEIRA and Francisco Lobo SCHROEDER of this city, and Maria dos ANJOS of Pico, one of the Azore Islands. One hundred dollars each is bequeathed to Maria FRANCISCA and Francisca MACHADO of Pico, and Jose MACHADO of Nevada County. The balance of the proceeds of the sale of the property, after the expenses of the testator’s’s funeral and the administration of the estate has been paid, is bequeathed to deceased’s sister, Rita Francisco RODRIGUES of Pico, Azore Islands.

  The petitioner is named as executor of the will, to serve as such without bonds.


               Y.M.C.A. NOTES

A Thanksgiving Reception by the Ladies’ Auxiliary.

  Professor F.L. WHARFF of the State University spent a few days with the young men Christians recently, and the men’s meeting last Sunday afternoon was led by him.

  New members are being secured in encouraging numbers. The facilities of the rooms appear to be appreciated.

  Additional periodicals have lately been placed in the reading-room.

  Rev. W.S. HOSKINSN of the English Lutheran Church will lead the meeting next Sunday afternoon. Henry W. TRACY will have charge of the training class.               

  The Tuesday night gymnasium class is making marked progress in the athletic field. Howard MARSH is the leader.

  Rev. G.A. MILLER, formerly Secretary here, is now County Secretary of Santa Cruz. Mr. Miller spends a part of his time at Stanford University.

  The Ladies’ Auxiliary met on Tuesday evening and the members planned to give an informal reception to young men away from home on Thanksgiving Day. Light refreshments will be served on that occasion.

  The Board of Managers met Wednesday evening and transacted considerable business.


               PERSONAL NOTES

  Frank KUNSTING, the Franklin merchant, is in the city.

  Governor MARKHAM came up from San Francisco last night.

  Mr. and Mrs. Hugo HORNLEIN have returned from Santa Cruz.

  W.H. PATTERSON of Reno, Nev., is registered at the Golden Eagle.

  Miss Ada CLARK has gone to Los Angeles to remain several months.

  Mr. and Mrs. M. INGRAM of Placerville are stopping at the Golden Eagle.

  Mrs. M. FISHER of San Francisco is in this city, visiting her son, M. Fisher.

  J. Martin BARNEY, a prominent citizen of Dutch Flat, is at the Golden Eagle.

  Captain F.P. TUTTLE of Auburn is in the city attending the Supreme Court.

  Alexander CAMPBELL, Jr., a prominent San Francisco lawyer, is at the Capital Hotel.

  Mrs. C.A. and B. YOERK left yesterday for a few weeks’ visit to Se. Helena, Napa County.

  Secretary of State-elect L.H. BROWN goes to the Bay to-day, and will return on Monday.

  Supreme Court Justice W.C. VAN FLEET is at the Golden Eagle, accompanied by Mrs. Van Fleet.

  Cards have been sent our by Mr. and Mrs. James McGREGOR announcing the celebration this evening of their golden wedding anniversary at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 7:45 o’clock.

  George W. KINGSBURY of San Francisco and Miss Delia C. COGLAN, youngest daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Coglan, were married at the Cathedral in this city on Wednesday be Rev. Father GRACE. The ceremony was attended by a few intimate friends of the family.

  A pleasant surprise party was given Eli FOURNESS the other evening by the Misses Louisa and Lillie HERGETT at his residence opposite Bannon Slough. Music, dancing and singing were the features of the evening. A bountiful repast was served, of which the following partook: Miss Pearl L. RIPPON, Miss Lillie E. HERGETT, Miss Louisa J. HERGETT, Miss Maude L. RIPPON, Miss Alice SCHADT, Miss Etta FREEMAN, Miss Annie HEISON, Miss E. TREFZER, Miss L. BLEECHER, Miss L. LAASOR, Miss M. LAASOR, Miss L .COX, Miss M. RAMSEY, Miss J. RINGLING, Messrs. G.J. HERGETT, Jr., C.C. GEIGER, J. STEINMILLER, W. MORRISON, W. WYANT, C. PRITCHARD, R.L. BARRY, F. OCHSNIER, F. ALVES, M. MEREDITH, J.W. GEE, A. BLACK, O. EDLER, C. SCHOENBACKLER, N. WILSON, V. WILBERT, J. DONNELY, _____ BANZULAR, F HAUSER, W.P. HERGETT, D. FOURNESS, R. FOURNESS, R.V. IAWNANO, Mr. and Mrs. Eli FOURNESS, Mr. and Mrs. G. HERGETT, Mr. and Mrs. G. FREEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. HILL, Mr. and Mrs. DONALD, Mr. and Mrs. WOODS, Mr. and Mrs. CAST, Mr. and Mrs. LINDSAY, Mr. and Mrs. A. RODEGERDIS, Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. HAUSER.

  Trinity Church, San Francisco, presented a brilliant appearance on Wednesday evening on the occasion of the wedding of Colonel J.B. WRIGHT of this city and Miss Laura CLARKE of the former city. In the handsomely appointed chancel were grouped palms and growing tropical plants. The altar and church were brilliantly lighted, and when the wedding guests had assembled the new church presented a scene long to be remembered. In the chancel Rev. Mr. WALK, the groom and his attendant, Joseph D. GRANT, awaited the bridal party which consisted of the ushers, H.M. HOLBROOK, C.H. CROCKER, H.B. HOUGHTON, S. KNIGHT, F. BURGIN and Lansing MIZNER; the bridesmaids, Miss HAFF of New York, Miss FELDMAN and Miss HALL; the maid-of-honor, Miss BIRDSALL, and the bride, escorted by her father, C.W. CLARKE, who presented her to the groom. At the organ Mr. SCHMIDT presided and rendered a programme of music in which the wedding march and bridal chorus were introduced as the bridal party entered and left the edifice. At the conclusion of the services at the church a reception was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. BALDWIN.


               THAT LIBERTY POLE

 Some Say It Is Too Big at the Top

   Perhaps the public-spirited gentlemen who have procured the big liberty pole to be erected on the Plaza should be permitted to exercise their own judgement as to just what sort of pole they intend to give the city. Still, it has been suggested that unless it is tapered off toward the top it will look very top-heavy and clumsy - too much like a ship’s mainmast.

  A flagstaff should, of course, be of graceful proportions, and it is claimed that a diameter of six inches at the top for a 175–foot staff is too much. Three inches would be nearer the proper dimensions.

  The subject is now being quite generally discussed, and Colonel KELLOGG has been so besieged by persons with suggestions that he is beginning to wonder whether or not it pays to be patriotic.


               BRIEF NOTES

  Mrs. Mary G. DUNN, Department Inspector for the Woman’s Relief Corps, left for Fresno and Tulare yesterday.

  The old poplar trees around the Convent property are being removed, as their roots would interfere with the new cement sidewalk that is to be laid. The grounds are also being surrounded by a new fence.

  A man, his wife and child applied at the police station yesterday for relief. They came from Carlin, Nev., where the head of the family went out on the railroad strike and stood pat too long. Chief DREW gave them a meal, which was the best he could do for them.


               Superior Court Cases

 Owing to the WAGNER trial going on in Department One of the Superior Court, the following cases have been postponed until next Monday:

 People vs. Fred DENNY, robbery; People vs. William GOLDSPRING, assault with caustic chemical. The cases of People vs. Reclamation District No. 551, and Reclamation District No. 551 vs. Sol RUNYON and P.J. VON LOBEN SELS were continued, to be reset.

  The case of Charles PERKINS, for the robbery of W.F. JACKSON, was postponed until this afternoon.


               Taken to Folsom

 Sheriff INLOW of Yuba County passed through the city yesterday, on route to Folsom, with Tony SMITH, who is under sentence for a year and a half for assault with a deadly weapon on a brakeman who attempted to put him off a train.

  SMITH received a light sentence because he pleaded guilty in the Superior Court, testifying in mitigation that he paid a brakeman half a dollar for his ride, and considered that he ought not to be put off.


               HATCH MURDER TRIAL

A Jury Secured in the Murder Case at Woodland

  Late yesterday afternoon a jury was secured in the case of M.W. HATCH, on trial in Woodland for complicity with WORDEN and others in the murder of Engineer Sam CLARK and four soldiers on July 11th, when the train was wrecked in Yolo County.

  The names of the jurymen are: M.R. YORK of Madison, R.L. BRIGGS, of Winters, R. HEXT of Davisville, F.M. MERRITT and E.H. McMILLAN of Winters, W.O. RUSSELL of Davisville, A.H. ABLE of Dunigan, A.J. THOMAS, J.W. CRANK, Ed. ALLEN and Henry FISHER of Woodland, Robert CLUNIE of Madison and J.H. SMITH of Yolo.

  The taking of testimony will be commenced at 10 o’clock this morning.


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