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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - May 31, 1900, Woodland, California itrfltiflBlWfi VOL XLII WOODLAND CALIFORNIA THURSDAY EVENING MAY 31 19OO NO 121 THE JOHNS NOTE Tbe Attorneys for tbe Executors Rest Tbeir Case Many Witnesses Testify That Frank Allens Reputation for Truth and Honesty ii Good When our Wednesdays report of tbe proceedings in the Johns note case closed G W Gregory waa still under croneexamination He stated that he showed the note to his sister and Ur Hawkins on the 3d of 4th of June and that bis mother first saw it on the day o the petition for a partial distribution of the estate Ha does not recollect that he ever received a letter from Tandy Allen iequeating him to petition found on page 266 volume 2 in probate orders in which petition wai the deciiion of the court filed Jane 9 the endorsement on the claim filed the fame day the notice of motion oC J 0 Ball to vacate and set aaide the Older approving the act of the ezwators and the affidavit of Tandy Allen the order ot the court on Jane 12th denying the motion An objection was made by Mr Hiram Johnson The court over ruled the objection Judge Grant waa put on the stand and testified that no notice of apperl or mo tion to set aside this last order allowing the claim had been served upon him Tbeeourt was atked to tealify in re gard to the eiroumstances which led up to and attended the making of the vaVinui ordera cited above This Judge Gaddii did to the apparent satisfaction of the attorneys for both sides The court ordered an adjournment until 9 oclock Thursday TODAYS PHOOHDINQB There was some delay in calling the court to order thia morning Judge Gad dia annonnced that Conrt Repcrter Miae Halite Williams is aick and unable to appear Attorneya agreed that the YUBA ELECTRIC COKPAHY Tiait Yolo Connty to Look Over the Field for a partial distribution Conld not recall that any oi the heirs ever Bald to him that they were hard Dp and would lika to hava some money on account He denied ever having told MrMitcbell that the old man had left him nothing by the will and that all he would get out ol itwere his feea aa executors On redirect examination witness tes tified that he never asked his grand fattier for pay for hia services as he had confidence that he wonld do the right thiug when he got ready Referring to his testimony on croasexaminatlon that he nave hia wifu money on Jnly 71898 he eaid ha received a letter from her abking lor money He explained that he Iad not tnld anybody of tbe exist ence of the note prior to the datee named because hie grandfather had re quested him not to do ao On re croas examination witness admitted that he could give no reason why he did not tell of the existence of the note ae soon as his grandfather died Mrs GeoW Gregory was the next witness In tbe early part ol July 1898 she was at home Bhe came to Woodland on the 3dinstant Her children came with her Fonnd ber grandfather Mias Mary Gregory and her niece On the 7th of July middle of the afternoon husband of witness arrived from Cllleee Oity Her husband and his grandfather went into tbe house together Later the witness followed Htio found Mr Johna in the dining room and some writing material on a email Bland She asked who had been writing and Mr Johns replied George Mr Johna frequently told her to tell her husband to do oertain things She knew that he had made several trips for him procured hia meat and wood and done other tbinga Mr Johni told wit ness ber husband would be well paid for court should telephone to Warren Doan and request him to send a competent shorthand reporter on the first train It was nearly halfpast 9 oclock when court finally convened Counsel for contestants asked to be allowed to introduce a witness oat of order as to tbe character of Prank Allen By stipulation it was agreed that Mr Hiram Johnton should take tbe testimony of thia one witness Sheriff Griffin was put on the stand and testified that far as he knows Allens reputation is good He never heard it discussed After the offer in evidence of the legal documents mentioned about the close of Wednesdays proceedings it waa understood that their admission railed thequeatton of reaadjudicata Alter Mr Griffin IF ft the stand thia morning the court remarked that while waiting for tbe arrival qf a shorthand reporter from Sacramento counsel migrit as well argue this question The argument consumed the re mainder of the morning session and was participated in by Mr DeLijne and Mr Hiram Johnson or contestants and Mr Grove L John son for the executors The court in effect decided that the order of the court refusing to vacate the order by which the allowance of the note as a claim againet the estate waa made and the failure of contest ante to appeal from snob order did not oonatltute this a case roa adjudioata At the afternoon session Frank De Witt a Sacramento shorthand reporter waa present and took Mlae Williame place at tbe reporters deak Mr Grove L Johnson aaked thai tbe testimony of Sheriff Griffin be stricken oqt bat the motion was denied Mre Elizabeth Gregory waa recalled and ten tided that she saw George Greg ory at home morning and evening on E J de Salba Jr general manager R H Sterling superintendent of the bay division Theo E Tneberathsoper inlendent of the valley division and chief engineer and R H Barter head surveyor ot the Ynba Electric Power Company visited Woodland today The party drove down from Wheatland and crossed into Yolo connty at Knights Landing for the purpose of viewing the field into which the eompany proposes to extend its lines Nothing definite could be learned concerning the ronte which the company will take to reach Woodland A DEMOCRAT representative was informed that several project are under consid eration bat no definite plans have yet been decided upon The com pany waa granted a apecial fran chise for two years at the last regular meeting of the supervisors and bids for a permanent franchise will be opened in July The company recently applied for franchises in Bolaco and Contra Ootta counties and it ia rumored that the navy yard and the shops of the Santa Fe railroad at Point Richmond may be ultimately supplied with electric power The party left on the afternoon train for the sooth PURELY PERSONAL Mimments of Persons Prominent in Society and Business Social Qotsip of Interest About People Who Dwell in Woodland and Suburban DiitrioU Paragon Changes Friday D G Ooy and wife willaaanmecharge of the Paragon Hotel on Friday June let The title to the ranch near Woodland whtob Mr Coy wished to trade for the hotel furniture baa been fonnd perfect and Mr Groves baa ac cepted the land Mr Groves wife and grandchild Gladya will leave on next Monday lor Oakland In their big camp in which they propose to live and travel daring the ding Free Prete They Were Schoolmates DOldham the leading criminal lawyer of Nebraska has been selected to nominate Mr Bryan at Kansas Oily The Hurst brothera O W Thomaa and Postmaster Dingle all of this city wore schoolmates of Mr Oldham at tbe Kirkavilte Institute They all soesk of him in the moat af fectionate terms and Bay that as an ora tor he was probably at the head of a class of 700 Miss Amelia Knhn la quite sick Mre George Francla has returned to Napa Sheriff Griffin went over to Winters today A B Rodman waa an arrival on the noon train today T O Clifford went over to Sacra mento this morning L Charmak came over from Sacra mento this morning Mrs Clayton Boyer wentover to Sac ramento this morning George Rapley and wife returned to Dunnigan this morning Mrs Mollie Lambert leturned from Sacramento this morning W E Morrow came over from Sacra mento Wednesday evening Mrs J Isham returned to Sacra mento yesterday atternoon Mra Mary Morria and daughter left for Allen Springe tbie morning Miaa Carrie Charmak came over from Sacramento Wednesday evening B E Robinson and John Rupley were arrivals from Blacks Wednesday afternoon D M Jones of Uardnerville Ne vada is the guest of his sister Mrs J H Dungan Ho Celebratioa At a regular meeting of Woodland Parlor No SO N 8 G W hnld on Wednesday evening It waa decided to abandon all Idea of giving a celebration on the 4th of July The committee conaiatingof Mesars Brltt Spauldlag and Craig appointed for the pnrpote of canvassing for anbteriptlona reported that many of the bualnesa men are ap parently Indifferent about ths matter and the amount guaranteed was not sufficient to Insure a creditable eelebra tlon Under the clreumiUuosi it 7s deemed advisable to drop the matter The result ia not creditable to the enter prise and publio spirit of the bualnesi intoreuti of Woodland If the people go elsewhere to spend their money on tbe 4th of July wbo is to blame BRIEF CITY NEWS Eients of Interest in Voodlud and Snrronndings The ROM Qirl Judge Hart rendered a written deci sion la the Superior Court of Sacrs mento county this morning ia the mat tflr ol the application of Officer Healy to buyu Birdie Hose ol Knights Land ing committed to a reform tohool which waa heurd last Saturday Arthur Hnaton attorney iorvhe girl urged that the parents are not Improper per eons to base charge of the girl and they are able and capable of controlling her The court took the lame view and ordered the application ditmlned and the child returned to the custody o her parent Funeral of Jamei H Brady DAVIBVILLB May funeral of Jamei II Brady who died at big home In Sjlano county on Tuesday took place from hie late residence yesterday morn ing under the auspices of Athens Lodge No 228 P A A M of this place The ceremonies were held at the grave and were conducted by Master W 0 Rus sell There waa a large attendance and the floral offerings were profuse The pallbearera were Eli Snider F B Wire J M Brown Henry J Hamel Qeorge F Hamel and J F Henle Interment was In the Tremont Cemetery at that he did for him On the 19th ol February 1900 wit ness accompanied Mra Henry Gregory to Arbuckle in responae to a telephone summons Her banband left for Wood land on the afternoon train Wilnesi said she wrote a letter to her hniband on the 6th of Jnly requesting him to eend her some money The oroeiex aminatiou brought out nothing new Henry Gregory wai recalled for ex amination He wasat home on the 20th ol February 1900 Baw Qeorge on Hie IStb and 19th at College City Wat certain BB to datea because be had looked up the datei on which be bad transacted certain business The cross examination waa brief and without re sults Miss Mary Gregory was recalled and testified that her brother waa in College Ouy on Sunday February 19th Yon have those dales down to that you cannot mistaken queried Mr iluani Johnson J think I have the reply E L Knox was the next witneui He was employed by Mr Gregory in Febroary 1899 when Ike Bedell and Mr Pratt called there and had a con versation with Mr Gregory Heard all that Mr Bedell aaid iod there wai nothing about t be Johns estate Mr Grove L Job neon said Mn Blixa beth Gregory ia not feeling well wanted to prove by her that George waa in College City on the 19th of Feb ruary Counsel for contestants eon tented that she might testify oat of Cononel lor fxseotora offend in evi dence the petition of Tandy et al filed May tor partial dUtribn lion theaaawar ol executors Hied Jane let the transcript ID long hand of tbe testimony of W Orafory the order of February 18th in College Oity Attorneys for contestant recalled George Gregory for further Croat examination Ha testified that three or four months after the note was given he put the revenue stampi on the back ol the note and can celed the came Oonnael for executors announced that they reeled L Oharmakof Sacramento testified that he has known Frank Allen several years and regarda hie general reputation aa good A Morris of Woodland testi fied snbatantially to the same thing JD Smith of Rnmsey formerly an ArbnckU constable also testified that Allens general reputation ie good Heinaleted on patting a literal eon itruotion on questions and when Mr Grove L Johneon Hiked if he baaed hia opinion of Allen on the manner in which he had tieated him witness de olared that Allen never1 treated him In hu life Henry Kraft who reaided in A r buckle for several yeara never heard Mr Allens reputation diicoBled and be lieves that it is good r Frank Bahm was the next witneis He tealifled that he doea not know the general reputation of Frank Allen Rlghtwatchman Read TII the next witness bat aa he waa In the same frame of mind as Mr Rahm he waa di rected to itand uide Emil Piniler testified that he knew Allen between the 80 and and his reputation was good Oeear Parker was testifying along the eanvt IIDM when hii report closed Had It All Fixed The Youths Companion says that the descendant New England Fcrltan divine has in his possession an old eer moa written by his ancestor which shows that the preacher did not trust entirely to the impulse of the moment when delivering his discourses The manuscript Is written In a strange crabbed hand and plentifully besprin kled with marginal references Read elowly liero the minister admonishes himself In one spot and to be given out very loud and clear Is the sug gestion for another passage Hurry a little with Eire he wrote in several places The moat emphatic and Im portant part of the whole sermon Is Indicated by a much underlined mar ginal note After hearing stories of this saintly old time preacher it Is amusing to know that he deemed It wise and even necessary rtt the climax of his elo auence to yell like one possessed The WronaBird A certain conjurer once had an expe rience which was highly comical though quite disastrous from a profes gloual lotut of view Having produced an egg from a pre viously empty bng he announced that he would follow up this trick by bring ing from the bng the hen by which the egg had been laid This little arrange ment lie had left to bis confederate to carry out Ho preceded to draw the bird from the bag In which It had previously been placed but what was his consternation on rinding that the alleged hen was an old rooster which strutted about the stage with ruffled feathers and offend ed dignity and set up as vigorous a crowing as if lie bad just awakened from his nocturnal slumbers The whole audience shrieked with laughter and the unfortunate conjurer made a bolt for bis dressing room Carl Biaenschlmel the handwriting expert arrived from San Francisco Wednesday evening Dr Marcellea Clark who baa hern visiting George Luck and wife returned to San Francisco this morning Miaaes Ora and Birdie Butler have been visiting J J Stephens and family returned to Fresno thia morn ing Frank O Schulor and Thos G Springer of Sacramento were in thif oity on Wednesday They rode over on their wheels I Rosenberg R H BeamerJI McDonnell Abe Balnea and Chap Bonlware were arrivals on Wednesday evenings train f R Laugenour left for Willows to ay where be will Join a party ol frlenda and go to Ktamath Hot on a fiahlng trip Ed I Leake came up from Santa Qlara College on Wednesday evening but relprned tbia morning to remain until the close of the term We are indebted to the managers of the Vernon Creamery ball for a compli mentary ticket Tbe event will occur Saturday evening June Zd John Wohlfrom and wife and their niece Mite Kate Wohlfrom of Oak land left for Bartlett Springs tbte morning to fee gone several weeks Mrs Horace Greenwood arrived from Knights Landing Wednesday afternoon and will remain in this city Mr Greenwood and family will occupy apartments in the Diggs building A party composed of George Arm strong knd family Miss R Armstrong A S Armstrong Owen Armstrong Mra R E Hopkins Hrui Armstrong and Misa Maud Marshall went oat to Graya Bend today on an outing They wsre well anpplied with eatablai Mrs M Keatinge a former resident of this oily bnt now living in San Fran Cisco and Mra E 0 Hart of Sacra mento are visiting 0 W Thomas and wife Mrs Hart csme over to attend the Decoration day services Her mother is interred in the city cemetery The rendnlnm Out 6 Order Au Onion Creek Texf darky visited the establishment of an Austin jew eler I wish boss you would regulate heab penjulurn How can I regulate the pendulum without the rest of the clock Dars uurUn do matter wld de rest ob de Inards ob de clock BO I jess left em at homo Jess you flx up do pen julum Ef der peujuluui goes all right de rest ob do clock goes all right too I know dat much even If 1 aint had no book Sittings Liver ConplAiMt Is the matter with Harris He seems all out of aorts la Buffering from liver complaint he find anything to help him Is locking around for a new boarding house one In wblcli liver is not au Inseparable feature of the Transcript Hu turned with disgost Iron an other wise lovable ttrl with an offensive breath Karls Glover Root Tea purifies the breath by ito aettorvou the bowels He at nothing else will Betd for yean ebaoiate Friee Me and We Oeroer Drag Store ti f Elder manager Variable What Is this title professor that 1 bear so often asked the distinguished foreigner Well answered its getting rather bard to tell Usually It means a man who Knows more than any one else and sometimes It means a man who simply wont Cleveland Plain Dealer Clerical Snreavm A clergyman on a recent Sunday gave out the following notice says The Christian Endeavor World The regular meeting of the donkey parade will be held as usual at the close of this service Members will itne up Just outside the church door malic remarks nud stare at the women who pass ns Is their custom Any member known to escort a young womnn to church like a man and sit wltli her like a gentleman will Local Itemi of More or Lett laUrat Koked up and There On tht Wing A Udyi gold watch has been latl fiftycent colnmn ad The teeond crop of alfalfa will be Urge and of good quality Quarterly conference of M E Ohnreh tomorrow Friday at oclock Crops o all kinds are malaring earlier this year than they did K W Oratoher has been appointed postmaster at Orutcher Halheat county Oregon Miss Oalthea Vivian hat a claw in painting In Lot Angelegand Ii not like ly to return to San Franelteo until fall Thoi Lowe who hai been confined to hia home for the paat ten days with an attack of the grip waa out OB the street today for a abort time James Simpson wbo baa been la poet health for some time left for Ban Fran oiaco this morning where he will enter one of Uie hospitals for treatment It ir astounding to note bow people have their him men oat lor everybody wbo tries to infaie a Illtle spirit of enterprise into this city The beaoty ol the world in thit blooming month of May recalls andjus tifies that splendid aaying ol Bit Thomaa Brown Nature la the art of God The body ol the Japanese who died at the Yoo Orchard Wednesday wai shipped to relatives in Sacramento thla morning No Information could be ob tained in regard to hia name or age Of course there ought to be a celebra tion but the newspapers and the Na tive Sons and Daughters cant be ex pected to provide the whole ahow and the idea will probably be abandoned Presiding Elder 8 G Gale D D will preach at the M E Church next jundny evening at 8 oclock The SM rament of the Lords Sapper will be ad ministered at the close ol the sermon Encampment No 7110 0 K bold a special meeting in Odd Fellows Hall Wednesday evening and initiated George Walden into the order after which refreahments were served Prof J D Burks formerly o city but now of of the Bute Normal School at Han Diego hat leaned a prospectnsof a summer school aiOor onado under the emapicei o the State Normal School from July 2d to Antnit 10th The Oroville train Wednesday even ing waa about twenty minutes late OB account of tbe engine being disabled QBt after leaving Duviivllle restrain waa held here until an engine arrived from Sacramento to take tbe plaoe oi the disabled engine The announcement ia made ot the ea lio promptly ship erpellcd from member Vinegar Is a diluted form of acetic acid and hns been known from the earliest period Wine vinegar Is modi1 from wiue lees and Inferior wines principally In France the Quest being obtained from white wines Malt vin egar Is procured from an Infusion of malt which has previously undergone fermentation or from apple elder Vin egar In tlie form of lotions Is a valua ble external stimulant gaiement of Professor William Hy of the Woodland High School and Qertrado of Oakland Tke bride tobe is a ol the Bute University in the clais of 1900 and U said to be an intelligent and charming young lady Th Xotioe to Mmiannotl examination of teachers wilt beheld at tbe Main street Toeeday 61900 8 oclock iM sharp By or der of tbe eaanty board ot edneatUom M u B R PJAIT Secretory Strenvtlt ol If man were to emulate the comson Sea a jump over the domeof St Pauls would be a trifle to him If he were as strong as the common horn beetle he would be able to pick up and carry away two railroad tracks each loaded with five tons of coal If he could build like the African termites quite an ordinary house would overlook the top of Ben Nevis If he could run aa rapidly aa one of the small hunting spiders be could spring a quarter of a mile without trouble and run at the rate of 24 a minute Standard Woodland Jolce on the Other Fellow His Mother to wife going through the pockets of her husbands clothing wouldnt do that Irene Come now do you think It Is right depends upon the motive My object is not mercenary I only want to play a practical Joke upon any pickpocket who may happen to operate upon dear Transcript WhBCIl A grand old remedy for cough colde and consumption naed through the world for half a century bat cured In numerable of incipient cooiamp lionscd relieved many in advanced sUfcts If yon are not satisfied with the reeolts we will relandyoor money 26e6Gaand Corner Drat Store H P Elder manager Orders for back numbers of any newt peperor promptly filled a LaweonNewi Ajreaev Woodland lee OoT Telephone S67 Killed by a Train HUISDN May Frank FraUsj el Vacaville waa killed near here yeateo day by the overland train He bad been out driving and while mneeln the track hie horse was atraek by the locomotive and man horse and wafoei were hurled a distance ot forty feet The driver was so badly injured that he died In a few toe was instantly killed and the bogfy wrecked Trie victim of the accident was only 18 years of age and a ion of Prates ol Capay Yolo oonnty FOOT Thousand Trout From sent from 0 O Frank who is teaching al Manchester In M ee doeino connty we learn that been teaching there he aae by actual count 4000 Iroot to little fishing there and the I abound with Ash l ard IQPerCtntOff Thf ftopieo Trade Peieee wUI M next MtHeaefc with the tinl riitstii
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