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Subject: Sac Bee Oct 12 1905 pg 6
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:58:23 -0800
The Evening Bee
Thursday, October 12, 1905
LYNCH'S BODY FOUND
BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 12 - The body of John LYNCH, who is believed
to have been murdered by tramps last week and thrown into the river, at the
Nevada Docks, was found floating in the water near Oleum the first of the
week. Coroner CURRY, of Martinez, took charge of the remains. The only marks
that might suggest foul play were two dents in the man's forehead. These,
however, might have been caused by contact with the rocks. Lynch, it will be
remembered, was missing from a barge at the Nevada Docks a week ago
yesterday, and circumstances pointed toward murder.
BEATEN AND ROBBED
CHICO (Butte Co.), October 12 - A man giving the name of E.J. GODEN, and
claiming to belong to the Printers' Union of Eugene, Oregon, arrived here
yesterday afternoon from Tehama, showing a bruised face and closed right
optic as proof of his story that he was held up, beaten and robbed at Tehama
early yesterday morning. He says he came out of the depot there about 4
o'clock and was accosted by two men, who knocked him down and robbed him,
leaving him unconscious on the ground, where he was found, he says, two
hours later by the agent.
BLAKE WINS EASILY
EL DORADO (El Dorado Co.), October 12 - The entire population of El Dorado
turned out at the Town Hall Monday night to witness the trial of BRIGHT vs.
BLAKE in a criminal case involving a former prominent real estate man of
Sacramento, and the wife of Captain E. BRIGHT, of this county. The charge
was one of assault with threats to commit murder, and the case attracted
much attention, owing to the wide acquaintances of the defendant and the
excellent reputation he has always borne.
About two months ago Mr. Blake purchased of Captain Bright a one-half
interest in the Little Valley Mine, located about seven miles north of
Latrobe, and moved with his family to the Little Valley, where he and Mr.
Bright have been erecting a mill preparatory to reopening this once-famous
It seems that there was trouble between them from the start, and it
culminated last Friday when the Captain came home, partly intoxicated it is
alleged, and accused Blake of assaulting his wife with murderous intent. The
defendant conducted his own case, not deeming the charge, he said, as having
sufficient foundation or seriousness to warrant him in employing counsel.
The complaint was sworn to by Captain Bright on information given him by his
wife, but others alleged that Mrs. Bright had declared to the Captain, in
the presence of witnesses, just as he was going for the warrant, that Blake
had not threatened her life, and that she entreated him not to swear to the
warrant. However, on the witness stand, Mrs. Bright stated that Mr. Blake
had come to her house, and, without provocation, had flourished a revolver
and threatened her life. The charge, however, was not proved and Justice of
the Peace ARRASMITH ordered the testimony cut short. District Attorney
PETERZ offered no objection to closing the case at once, and after a
ten-minute recess a verdict was rendered of not guilty, and Blake was
STOW MAY SELL
OROVILLE (Butte Co.), October 12 - Harry P. STOW, owner of the famous
Goldbank at Forbestown, and who for some time past has been Assistant
Superintendent of the great Treadwell Mine in Alaska, has arrived here on a
short visit. It is rumored that his visit has some connection with a
reported sale of all of his Forbestown properties.
YOLO PEOPLE WED
WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), October 12 - Miss Harriet HOPPIN and August HERZEL were
married at the residence of the bride's mother near Yolo yesterday
afternoon. Rev. D.E. HOLT, pastor of the Episcopal Church of this city,
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Emily Hoppin and is prominent in
educational circles in this county, having been for many years a successful
teacher. She is now a member of the County Board of Education. Mr. Herzel is
the son of Mrs. Agnes Herzel, who also resides near Yolo. He is a successful
rancher. They came to Woodland by automobile and left on the afternoon train
for a trip to the southern part of the State before taking up their
residence on Mr. Herzel's ranch in this county.
CLUE TO BANDIT
REDDING (Shasta Co.), October 12 - Detective THACKER is working upon what is
believed is a straight clue leading to the arrest of the bandit who killed
Messenger HASKELL. The discovery is said to have been made that the robber
received barrel staves with which to shield himself, which were made at a
house near Bear Valley. The occupant of the house is believed to know more
about the matter than he is willing to admit. It is thought a woman is
implicated. Thacker is guarding the house and developments are expected.
BENICIA (Solano Co.), October 12 -G. BELLICI, a Greek fisherman, was
arrested Wednesday for having striped bass in his possession smaller than
the law allows. Deputy Fish Commissioner J.M. WALKER brought the offender
before Justice of the Peace C. H. HAYDEN, of Martinez, where he pleaded
guilty to the charge and was fined $25, which he promptly paid.
DIED AT NAPA
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Allen and George S. COOLEY, prominent
residents of this city, are in receipt of the sad news of the death of their
sister, Ellen COOLEY, which occurred at Napa. The remains arrived here
to-day for burial in the family plot. The obsequies were private.
MARY ELMORE DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Mary ELMORE, who for many years was a
prominent character in Yuba and Sutter Counties on account of the eccentric
methods she was wont to employ to harass the executors of her brother's
estate, is dead, having passed away in San Francisco early this week.
When her brother made his will years ago, he gave to Mary, who had shown a
disposition for wild speculation, a monthly allowance sufficient to keep her
comfortably during her lifetime, but with this she was not contented, and
the result was she made life miserable for the Judge of the Probate Court,
then Hon. Phil W. KEYSER, and the friends named by the brother as executors
- J.C. GRAY and "Cap" WILBUR.
FOUR ARRESTS FROM ROW OVER CAR FARE
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Because they picked a row with the
driver of a street car which plies between Marysville and Yuba City and beat
him badly because he insisted on collecting a fare of 5 cents from one of
their number, Jesse COPE, Arthur HILL, George BREMER and Phil SHERIDAN of
Yuba City, were arrested yesterday on complaint issued out of Justice
MORRISSEY's Court, charging them with disturbing the peace. Frank BUTT is
the complaining witness.
Bremer and Cope have pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $15 each. Hill and
Sheridan have decided to stand trial. The first named has engaged an
BARNES WOULD DIE
CHICO (Butte Co.), October 12 - James BARNES, the barber who gained much
notoriety here during the residence in this city, and who is now in jail at
Anaconda, Montana, awaiting trial for the unprovoked murder of a popular
miner named Patrick HENLY, attempted to put an end to his own life a few
days ago, according to word that reached here yesterday, by eating the
sulphur ends of matches. The Bee told of his latest crime and also of the
attempts made by two mobs to lynch him at the time.
STABBED IN A FIGHT
VALLEJO (Solano Co.), October 12 - Bernard DUNPHY, a Vallejo man who has
been working for a construction company putting up telephone poles, got into
a fight Wednesday night with Superintendent of the Company J.W. SEWEARINGER
and J. MANN, the foreman, over money matters.
Dunphy struck Swearinger and during the struggle Swearinger claimed Dunphy
drew a knife. Sevearinger and Mann's fingers were cut and Dunphy himself
received a bad cut on the right arm. Dunphy was arrested and at the jail it
was discovered he had been stabbed in the left side. Now Dunphy is released
and the police are trying to find Swearinger who is suspected of the
(Transcriber's note: name is spelled 3 ways)
FIRE DESTROYS TWO RESIDENCES
NAPA (Napa Co.), October 12 - A serious conflagration occurred in Napa last
evening at about 7:45 o'clock, resulting in the destruction of two
residences in Juarez Street, between First and Third. One residence, a
two-story house, was occupied by Frank CHERRY and his family, and owned by
J.B. NEWMAN; the other was owned by Joseph MITCHELL and occupied by himself
and family. Both houses were burned to the ground.
The total loss amounts to about $5450, divided as follows: James B. NEWMAN
(Cherry residence), house $2500, furniture of F. Cherry $500; Mitchell
residence, $2250; furniture, $200. James Newman had $1000 insurance on the
Cherry residence, and Joseph Mitchell had $1000 on his house and $500 on his
furniture, or a total of $2500 insurance in all.
MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 12 - Word was received this morning from the
gold dredgers on the north side of the river, a few miles above here, that a
man maned MERCER was very badly shocked by electricity. A physician from
Marysville was summoned to help the injured man. A Bee correspondent got
into telephonic communication with the dredger where the accident is said to
have occurred, but the man there would not give out any information about