Madera Tribune, 2 October 1945 Police Chief W. E. Thomas re- ported 140 calls for September, with 30 5a arrests, three disturb- ers, 14 investigations, eight cars stolen and recovered, two drunk drivers, three zooters, one each robbery, burglary and rape and 197 citations.


Daily Alta California, 19 February 1886 HAMAN’S HAND. Following Up a Dead Man’s Projected Fraud. AN OLD NOTARY’S CONFESSION. W. H. Flesher’s Dramatic Work in Using a Dead Man’s Hand to Sign a Will— The Infringement Suit Against the Sutter-street Railroad. There are not a few people who will remember that shortly after the Sutter-street … [Read more…]


WHAT ENGLISH WORKMEN SING. “The Secularist Manual of Songs and Ceremonies ” has recently attracted some notoriety, from the allusion made to it by Gladstone in a recent speech. It is the creed and song-book, so to speak, of the revolutionary working classes in England, and a correspondent furnishes some specimens of the rhyme it … [Read more…]

A Malicious Anonymous Letter.

Daily Alta California – 25 February 1882 Yesterday afternoon Superintendent of Schools Taylor called at the office of the Chief of Police and asked police assistance in searching the male pupils at Hamllton Grammar School, on Geary street, for concealed firearms. It appears that Mr. Robinson, Prinripal of the school, received an anonymous letter, stating … [Read more…]