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Subject: [NORCAL] Hanford, Kings Co., CA -- 18 December 1894
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:44:24 -0800
Hanford, Kings Co., California
Tuesday, 18 DECEMBER 1894
BIRTH -- FREDERICK -- In Hanford, Friday, Dec. 14th, 1894, to the wife of A.M. FREDERICK, a daughter.
BIRTH -- HUBBARD -- In Hanford, Cal., Dec. 17, 1894, to the wife of D.C. HUBBARD, a son.
BIRTH -- PURVIS -- In Hanford, Dec. 10, 1894, to the wife of J.H. PURVIS, a son.
BIRTH -- WILSON -- Near Hanford, Dec. 13, 1894, to the wife of Richard WILSON, a son.
BIRTH -- DOYLE -- Near Armona, Cal., Dec. 12, 1894, to the wife of Fred. E. DOYLE, a daughter.
MARRIAGE -- STOLP-HARLAN -- At San Ramon, Cal., Nov. 28, 1894, Mr. Fred A STOLP of Oakland to Miss Adalaide E. HARLAN of San Ramon.
[The groom is considerably identified with Kings County, being Secretary and Treasurer of the Gordon Orchard and Vineyard Co., and Secretary of the Banner Vineyard Co., and is also cashier on the Pacific Coast for the National Life Insurance Co. The bride is a charming and handsome young lady. The 'Journal' wishes the newly married young couple the happy wedded life which all indications predict.]
DEATH -- RAMSEY -- Near Hanford, Friday morning, Dec. 14th, 1894, Mrs. John RAMSEY. The funeral took place from the family residence, 5 miles south of Hanford, Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m.
DEATH -- GILLISPIE -- Near Hanford, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1894, J.B. GILLISPIE, aged -- years [as written].
DEATH -- HOWELL -- In Dallas precinct, Dec. 16, 1894, Mrs. Cora F. HOWELLS [spelled 2 ways], aged 20 years.
THE RECOUNT --
Of the Ballots Cast For County School Superintendent --
Results in Confirming J.W. GRAHAM's Election --
He Gains 8 Votes --
The Recount Probably Finished --
The case of C.A. McCOURT vs. J.W. GRAHAM, contesting the latter's right to the office of School Superintendent, came up in the Superior Court last Saturday before Judge W.W. CROSS, of Visalia.
Archibald YELL appeared for plaintiff and contestant while Messrs. JONES, PARK and G.W. RANDALL conducted the defense. John F. PRYOR was chosen as teller for the contestant and J.C. ENSIGN for the defense. Some little time was spent in arguing the point as to the admissibility of the package of ballots from the Lemoore precinct.
J.L. GILL, who acted as one of the inspectors of that board, testified that he delivered them to Deputy Clerk John F. PRYOR, on Nov. 7th, and that the package now presented a different appearance than it did at that time, the hood on one end of the package being somewhat mutilated and seeming to be somewhat smaller. This, of course, gave the defense room for an objection to offset any point that might be made by the contestant later on.
J.F. PRYOR testified that he delivered the package to his principal, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, a few moments after he received them from GILL. Mr. CUNNINGHAM testified that he immediately placed all the packages in the safe, and that, the space being inadequate, he was compelled to press them together, which no doubt had caused the mutilation of this package.
This settled the long debated question and the County Clerk proceeded to count the ballots.
It may be well to call the attention of voters at this point to the necessity of marking ballots according to law if they expect them to be counted.
The board of election at Lemoore were somewhat liberal about counting ballots which should have been thrown out. Several of the voters had placed their crosses outside the small square in which the law says it must be made, others voted for 2 candidates for Governor, and so on, which according to Judge Cross' view, invalidated the whole ballot, and as it happened, most of these ballots were McCOURT [rest cut off]
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS --
-J.H. MELONE was called to Stockton last Thursday to attend the funeral of his niece, Miss Alice MELONE.
-Miss I. UTTERBACK went from Hanford to San Francisco last Saturday evening. The marriage ceremony uniting her and Mr. Earl CASSIDY, formerly of this city, was to have been performed in S.F. yesterday, after which they were to make their future home in Salinas.
-The friends of Mr.&Mrs. R.G. WHITE tendered them a pleasant surprise at their residence last Wednesday evening. It was in honor of the 12th anniversary of their marriage.
-Mr.&Mrs. P.L. STERNAU have broken up housekeeping and rented rooms at the Hotel Hanford.
-Rev. J.A. FRANCIS, recently from Little Rock, Arkansas, is the new pastor of the C.P. Church in this city.
-F.J. WALKER received a dispatch from the physicians at the Livermore Sanitarium, last Sunday, announcing that they had preformed a surgical operation on his wife and that she stood the ordeal well. She is now convalescing.
-Mrs. S.P. CARR, of Lemoore, will soon remove to Hanford to reside, in order to more conveniently attend to her duties as minister of the Unitarian society.
FRANK BURNETT arrived at the home of his parents, Mr.&Mrs. Wm. BURNETT, near this city, last Sunday. He was formerly in the employ of the S.P. Co., but for the past 5 months he had been traveling, the Sandwich Islands being among the many places he has visited.
MARCUS CHEBOYO, accused of drawing a sharp knife on a fellow Mexican named Jose GRIJALVA, with intent to commit murder, was arraigned before Judge Jacobs yesterday afternoon and next Wednesday was the date set for his trial. District Attorney SHORT represents the People and Charley TALBOT the defense in this case.
GEORGE VANDEFORD is improving very nicely, in a physical way, from his injuries by the railroad accident. He is also improving mentally, it is thought. He is still at the county hospital and has excellent care, although whether this care will be longer continued will depend upon the action of the Tulare Fire Department. The attendants on the sick man were informed, one of them tells us, that the Tulare Fire Department was to pay them, but the Chief was over yesterday and stated that the Tulare firemen had not agreed to bear the expense. We hope the matter will be amicably arranged, so that the unfortunate young man can receive the large amount of care and patience his condition calls for.
THE FAMILY of A. BRIGANCE (the bridegroom of a day who came to such a tragic end at his home near Visalia a few weeks since) have been entirely cleared of any implication in his death. It was a sad case. It is believed that he took strychnine with suicidal intent. His newly made bride is almost distracted with grief. What caused him to commit the rash act is a mystery that will probably never be solved.
-Pete EPPERSON has gone to the coast to get married. Who will be next?
-W.A. LONG was called to Fresno Saturday. His brother, who resides there, was son unfortunate as to break his leg.
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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