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Subject: [News] !!San Benito, CA -- 1 Mar 1889 - pt.2
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:24:11 -0700
Hollister Free Lance
1 Mar 1889
*****Resolutions of Respect*****
Rebekah, Degree Lodge, No. 29, IOOF, expresses the feelings of this Lodge
in regard to the death of our beloved sister, Harriet HOOVER, of this
Lodge, who departed this life on the 18th day of January, 1889...
*****Real Estate Transactions*****
John CORROTO to G. LAGAMARSINO, 16.67 acres, known as the SCHADEK place,
Sarah L. BONNER to H. G. and B. F. BACON, 160 acres; $1400.
N. DOYLY to E. F. FALLON, parts of blocks 5 & 12, of College Addition,
People vs. PATTERSON, continued to March 26th, 1889.
LORENZI vs. MARCEN, set for trial March 13th, 1889.
N. PETERSON vs. J. KINKAID, case submitted, three days to plaintiff to
*****San Juan Dance*****
The dance given by the Young Mens Social Club of San Juan on the night
of Washingtons birthday was, in every respect, a great success Senator
Thomas FLINT, Jr., came down from Sacramento to attend the dance, as did
also Misses Mabel PIERCE and Mamie PARKER, of San Jose, the latter being
a guest of Miss Mamie KEMP.
*****James PIRATSKY Subjected to a Trying Ordeal*****
Everyone remembers James PIRATSKY for a long time foreman of the Free
Lance office and now occupying the same position with the Eureka Times.
For the week ending February 22nd Mr. PIRATSKY has been playing with
James M. WARDs company, well known here. During the entertainment on
last Saturday evening while the play of "Damon and Pythias" was being
presented, Mr. PIRATSKY taking the part of Pythias, Mr. WARD stepped
forward just as Jim was leaving the stage with Mrs. WARD, and accused him
of running off with his wife for the second time that week. Jim bore up
very well under the ordeal, and then in a happy speech Mr. WARD presented
him with an elegant ebony cane with a massive solid gold head. James
collected his scattered wits and replied in a manner which showed that he
is always equal to every occasion.
***San Felipe, Feb. 27, 1889 --
E. CULLEN and J. MAXWELL, of San Francisco, were the guests at the DUNNE
ranch on Sunday.
Mr. H. SOUTHER, of San Francisco, brother of Mrs. M. WOOD and Mrs. E. A.
SAWYER, was here on a visit last week.
C. W. WOOD returned from a trip to Seattle last week with glowing
accounts of the real estate boom in that city, having invested his spare
cash in town lots. Chas. says he can see thousands there "to get." His
brother, Walter, and John NIGGLE who accompanied him remained there, both
having secured situations in the real estate offices.
Miss MILLS, of San Francisco, who has been visiting the Misses NASON,
returned home on Sunday.
Misses Lotta and Etta CHASE returned home last week from an extended
visit to Kings City.
Pacheco School opened on Monday with Mr. J. TATHAM and Miss J. WOODS
teachers, with the usual attendance of scholars; also San Felipe school
opened with Miss M. E. MASON, teacher.
Misses Minnie URIE and Leila PERRY returned home from Monterey on Sunday
***San Juan, Feb. 28, 1889 --
The Aromas school opened last week with Frank ABBE as teacher. The San
Justo school also opened Monday last with Miss E. P. NORTON, teacher.
Mr. Wm. CASHMAN attended the G. A. R. Encampment at Stockton last week.
The Rev. V. CLOSA is in the city this week.
Mrs. E. A. BAKER and daughter left yesterday for Salinas for a stay of
four months, during which time Mrs. BAKER will do clerical work in the
County Assessors office.
Miss Lilly BREEN and her niece, Miss Mabel BREEN left yesterday for an
extended visit to her brothers ranch near Kings City.
The funeral of R. H. BROTHERTON took place Wednesday. A large circle of
former friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the grave. The
religious services were performed at the cemetery by Rev. W. M. ROGERS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McABEE were in San Jose last week.
Messrs. HUTZ & GOBAR have opened a Butcher shop next door to Mr.
FILOCHEAUs on Third street.
***Panoche, February 24, 1889 --
John W. CRAYCROFT, o the firm of CURTNER & CRAYCROFT, was down fro a
month attending to the lambing of their sheep. They had over 100 per cent
of lambs. He took a car-load of nice beef cattle from here to San Jose.
Sold them to R. J. LANGFORD for 6 ½ c., grass fed.
Manuel VALLEDOA, the MERCY Bros., Hugh McCAFFERY and Joe MATTHEWS had
splendid luck lambing their sheep, all getting over 100 per cent of
lambs. Sheep and lambs are doing well. Hugh McCAFFREY has about 150 head
of cattle in the valley. CRAYCROFT & CURTNER have nearly 100 head.
Mr. CARDOZA, partner of Joe MATTHEWS, came up from San Francisco, last
week to look after his interests here, he returned home on the 27th.
Mrs. CLAYTON came home from Hollister a few days age, bringing her a nice
Mr. G. LOPEZ, has just got home from San Francisco, where he has been in
the German Hospital. He had a dangerous operation performed, and hopes
soon to be as good as new.
A few days ago we followed to the Cherry Hill Cemetery, the baby boy of
Mr. And Mrs. Ed CLARK. We laid him gently away in his little narrow
resting place, out of sight of mamma and papa and little sister, here to
By S. H. LANGFORD
*****R. H. BROTHERTON Dead*****
On Monday evening, R. H. BROTHERTON, formerly a well-to-do lawyer, of San
Juan, but for many months an inmate of the Hollister County Hospital went
to his final account.
Seldom has a man with such a brilliant future as had BROTHERTON
fifteen or even ten years ago so misused his talent and brought upon
himself the dreadful results of dissipation and a misspent life.
He was born in the city of Baltimore, and came to California with his
father who was the captain of a sailing vessel. At this time BROTHERTON
was about fourteen years of age.
From San Francisco he went to Calaveras county where he was engaged
as a telegraph operator. He was also a good druggist and in 1869 he came
to San Juan, and with T. MAGNER bought out the drug business of Doctor
THORN & McDONALD, the former of whom is now a successful practicioner in
He followed the drug business several years, all the while studying
law, being a constant reader of all the legal works he could obtain from
the legal fraternity.
Being admitted to the bar, he rapidly acquired a constantly increasing
practice, and had a good reputation as a statute lawyer.
He was united in marriage to a most estimable and accomplished lady,
Miss Lucy CANFIELD, a daughter of R. W. CANFIELD, of San Juan, who has
born him several beautiful children.
After he had built up a good practice in the law, and had every reason
to expect a brilliant future he began to acquire an ever increasing
desire for liquor, and slowly and surely he came under the power of the
drinking habit. Worse than this, about nine or ten years ago through the
exercise of his evil passions he became afflicted with a horrible disease
which ate into his very flesh. But he still drank to excess; he lost
self-respect, his business dwindled to nothing, his old friends could not
associate with him, his wife even was forced to leave him, and he was
separated from his family. Lower and lower he sank until the once
brilliant man became a loathsome inmate of the County Hospital.
The disease appeared upon his face, his lips were eaten away, and he
was a fearful sight to gaze upon as with slow and tottering steps,
dressed in rags and almost shoeless, he walked through the town on his
favorite journey to the San Juan bridge where he would sit for hours,
perhaps in a stupor, and perhaps thinking of the olden days when he was a
respected member of society and rejoiced in the glad affections of his
wife and children.
No sermon upon a misspent life could be half so powerful as the story
of poor Bob BROTHERTON. Everyone knew him, all sympathized with him, and
all loathed him. As the poor body was lowered to its last resting place
in San Juan Wednesday, the thought was uppermost in the minds of all
"That which though sowest, thou shalt also reap."
*****J. K. ROSS Assigns to his Creditors*****
On Saturday the announcement was publicly made that J. K. ROSS had made
an assignment to his creditors. The news was not unexpected. The
liabilities will amount to over $800 and the assets, including stock,
fixtures and accounts are worth about $585, but will not bring one-third
that amount. The creditors are mainly in the city. Mr. ROSS had o idea of
his indebtedness having allowed his son, J. L. ROSS, who left here two
weeks, to manage the business. Jimmie appears to have managed it rarely
badly to say the least and left just before he knew the storm must break.
He is supposed to be now in Santa Rosa. Mr. ROSS is left without anything
in his old age. The assignment was made to David WATSON in favor of the
*****Hit By Cupid -- R. T. KILLEY Marries Miss Clara SCHEMEL*****
>From the Crescent it is learned that the marriage of Miss Clara SCHEMEL
of Gilroy to Mr. R. T. KILLEY of Tres Pinos, occurred at the home of the
brides mother, on Rosanna St., last Sunday at 1:30 oclock. The ceremony
was conducted by the Rev. Father HUDSON, none but immediate relatives
being present to witness the happy event. The ceremony was followed by a
sumptuous feast. The happy couple left for the city and Sacramento on the
3:45 train. The usual amount of rice was showered upon them by numerous
friends at the depot. The groom, Mr. R. T. KILLEY, is a prominent and
highly respected citizen of Tres Pinos, and his wife, nee Miss Clara
SCHEMEL is a young lady of rare mental attainments and highly respected
and beloved by a large circle of friends. It is safe to predict that the
union notwithstanding the changes wrought by Time will be a happy one.
The Free Lance extends its usual hearty congratulations to the couple,
wishing them everything that would be conducive to their happiness and
fortune. Mr. and Mrs. KILLEY will make their home at Tres Pinos.
*****A Fine Work*****
T. H. GOODMAN, general passenger and ticket agent of the Southern Pacific
company has our thanks for a copy of "By Semi-Tropic Seas," a publication
treating of Santa Barbara and surroundings
*****To Be Enlarged*****
A second story, containing a fine suite of large rooms, is to be built on
the railroad depot, for the accommodation of Mr. E. N. WILCOX, our
popular and efficient agent. This will prove of great convenience not
only to Mr. WILCOX, but to the public generally, who will always be able
to find WILCOX at the depot at all hours.
*****Ready for Business*****
Bright and early Monday morning Joe CHARGINs restaurant, burned out two
weeks ago, was reopened and ready for business.
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