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 The captain and crew of a coffee-laden vessel from Rio Janeiro had a thrilling experience. During a storm the water got into the hold, the cargo became completely saturated, and the whole mass rose like yeast. With a shock that shook the vessel to her centre, the decks burst … [Read more…]
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…]
In the following New York Times article, the malcontents who are “squatting” at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge can be deemed to be the same as outlined in the letter to the editor from the Sacramento Daily Union, 5 August 1851 : First the NYT article: Now the Sacramento Union letter: Reckless of all principle, regardless … [Read more…]
Sacramento Daily Union, 5 August 1851 A duel was fought at Vicksburg on the 12th June, be- tween General Freeman, the Whig candidate for Con- gress, and General Smith of Jackson, the Democratic nominee. At the fifth round Smith was wounded in the shoulder.
Sacramento Daily Union, 5 August 1851 An Ordinance establishing a Chain Gang, and providing for the government thereof. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Sacramento, as follows to-wit: Sec. 1. That a chain-gang shall be and is hereby organized for the punishment of such persons as shall be … [Read more…]
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…]
TOO STRANGE NOT TO BE TRUE A Woman Passes for a Man for a Quarter of a Century in California. “Charley Parkhurst,” ‘Pioneer, Stage Driver, Farmer, Woodman, Etc, Dies at the Age of 67, and is Found to be a Woman. WATSONVILLE, December 31st.~The Pajaronian, to-morrow, will contain the following : On Sunday last, in … [Read more…]
Insolvency.— Michael Cohen has filed his peti- tion and schedule in insolvency in the Twelfth District Court. His liabilities are set down at $3,539 39 ; assets, two suits of clothes.