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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - July 9, 1909, Woodland, California WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1856 WOODLAND CALIFORNIA EVENING JULY P 1009 DAILY ESTABLISHED 1877 WILL OF LATE JASON WATKINS P C FENNER BASSES AWAY Whole Estate Bepeathed to Joseph Doran and WifeContest Seems CertainBeneficiary Previous to the Making of the Will Had Petitioned the Court to Have Testator Declared Incompetent and Himself Appointed Guardian The settlement of the estate of the late Jason Watkins is certain to he preceded by long and bitter litigation in the course of which there was likely to be some sensational developments A will was filed for probate iSte Thursday afternoon the existence of which waa known to only a few peo pie and the provisions of which are extraordinary inasmuch as relatives cut off and the property bequeath ed to two people with whom deceased associated during his lifetime but to whom he was not hound by ties of consanguinity The will was filed by Attorney E W v Armdeld and the beneficiaries are Jos eph Doran and his wife In some of the papers the nameIs written Doreab and In others it Is written Doran The Instrument was drawn by G V Martin dated January IB 1305 and witnessed by F W Brendel ad A A Powers It names Doran as executor and requires him to employ Martin as attorney After the usual provisions in regard to the payment of debts and funeral expenses it bequeaths each to his children and grandchildren or any per sons claiming to be such Mr Wat kins vnever married hence the signifi cance of this provision Is not appar eat The residue of the estate which is estimated to be of the value of or is divided share andshare alike betweeriHoran and his wife A Democrat representative inter viewed Mr Powers one of the wit nesses to the will His recollection Is that Mr Brendel the other witness called for him and tha two went to the law office of G V Martin The only persons present were Mr Wat kins the attorney and the two wit nesses He saw Mr Watkins write his signature to the will A C Huston attorney for the east era hells and for Miss Nellie Cren ahaw guardian of tho estate since lOOfi Bays the probate of the will is certain be contested on ithe grounds that he waa mentally incompetent to make one onJanuary 19 1005 and also on other grounds Mr Watkins was twice declared In competent during the closing years of his life and the court proceedings dur ing the last ten years are of uunsual Interest 10 1899 Joseph Doran filed iC verified petition to be appointed guardian of the person and estate of Jason Watkins on the grounds that Mr Watkins was menially and physic ally Incapable to take care of himself iind his property Other friends of Mr Wntkins Inter ested themselves in the matter and induced J D Lawson to apply for letters of guardianshipIn opposition to Mr Doron The application was made on June 13th and Judge Gaddls made the appointment OH July 1st On the 2Gth of December 1900 Mr Walking on his own petition was restored to competency and Mr Law Eon was discharged On July E 1905 Mr Lawson was re appointed guardian In the meantime a number of transactions hetween Watkins and Doran had become mat ters of record Mr Lawsons second appointment was at the request of eastern heirs The records show that on the 23d of January or four days after the date of the will Watkins deeded to Doran four lots in the city of Woodland also executed a fiveyear lease of his farm to Doran and conveyed an in terest to Doran in forty head of cat tle On the 14th of March 1905 Wat kiiis deeded to Doran three mare lots in tills city On the llth of July Guardian Law son began four separate actions the purpose which was to set aside all these transfers on the ground that Wntkins was incompetent During the trial Watkins was on the stand for examination and according to the reporters notes his answers in dicate that he had no comprehension of the nature of the transfers On the 28th of October the case was settled and by the terms of the com promise Doran was paid 300 and he and his wife released and discharged all claims against the estate He also surrendered the lease on ttfe farm re conveyed to Watkins all the real prop erty except one lot which Doran had deeded to A Wickstrom before the suit was filed reconveyed all stock except a half interest in some stock cattle and hay on the farm and surrendered all the hay ii the warehouse The transcript of the testimony also shows that on the witness stand Doran stated thai he knew of no other papers or transfers affecting the estate al though this examination was held sev eral months after ihe execution of the A representative of the Democrat asked Attorney Armfleld why Watkins cut off all his relatives and the reply was that the Dorans were his kind of people he liked them and did not like his relatives and advised them not to come to California He lived with the Dorans for about S5 years Mr Arm field slated that he advised the Dor ans to accept the compromise in Oc tober because Watkins had re peatedly told them that when he died he would leave them his property While 300 is the amount mentioned in the records as raid to the Dorans in Cull settlement the consideration was more as Doran had mortgaged the property for something like and this indebtedness was assumed by the estate Mr Armfield stated that Miss Crenshaw has no claim on tho estate legal or otherwise She is not an heiratlaw and she was drawing 100 for services as guardian and had other allowances at the time of the death of her uncle Mr Armfield also stated that the will has been in the possession of G V Martin and that Doran did not know of its existence at the time the compromlsa was effect In 1905 Miss Nellie Crenshaw a niece arrived from Missouri and in Mr Lawson resigned as guardian and Miss Crenshaw was appointed to succeed him She was serving in that capacity when her uncle died Miss Crenshaw had a conference with her attorney this morning at close of which she authorized the statement that she will contest the probate of he will and has no doubt of her ability to break it PERSONAL MENTION Social Gossip of More or Less Interest to the Public Joe Craig returned home Friday ev ening Mrs Wm Bruner went to Colusa this morning Robert Glllham returned to Oakland thla mornlg x W B Lowe returned lo San Fran clsco this morning A M Baton returned from Lake port Friday evening Mrs J E Bandy returned to the river ranch this morning Miss Lillian Hatch returned to Brod crlck Thursday afternoon Mr and Mrs G N Merritt went to San Francisco this morning Corb Barr and C M Ruggles went to Sacramento this morning r Will Browning and two sons return fid from San Francisco lost night Miss Edna Magonigal and Hubert Mogonlgal returned to Orimes today Mrs M Lambert and daughter Mlsa Bllamae went to Bartlett springs to day P N Ashley Smith Scott nnd Frank B Edson returned Friday night from Sacramento Miss Vivian Emmert went lo Dunnl this morning accompanied by Miss Lola Simpson MlB8 Blanche Cummins Joe Hall and John Runort were arrivals from the iaorth Thursday afternoon Heien Bagaett who has been the guest of L D Stephens and family returned to Oakland this morning Among tho arrivals from Sacramen lo Thursday niglit were T H Kitto D Ferrucclo LWebber and Mlsa Maudo Duck who has been vis iting her sister Mrs Chris Sleber re turned to Vacavllle Thursday after noon Miss Emma Jones went to Placer vllle this morning Her sister Miss btisie accompanied her as far as Sac ramento Mrs J b Webber and daughter Miss Laura who haye been visiting Mr and Mrs S H Grlgsby left Thurs day afternoon for Seattle Mr ard Mrs Grlgsby accompanied them as far as Sacramento J H Dtingan left this rrtronlng for McKinneys at Lake Ta hoa where he will spend several weeks During his absence DeanArm strong will have general supervision of the office Miss Clyde Smith will no fn charge of tho money order and registry department and Beverly Coil will act is window cleric JUDGMENT POR In the case of J H Laugenour vs tho nmto County Canal Company ana tho Irrigated Land Company of Cali fornia lo recover a balance due on a grading contract Judgment was given plaintiff In the superior court Sut ler county v Thursday morning for 120570 ns against the Canal Company and Ihe suit ngalnat tho land company waa dismissed LongTime Resident Honor able and Successful Death Due to a Complication of Ills and He Had Endured an Ex tended InvftHdism Pardon C Fenner one of the pioneer residents of California died nt Ills resilience 624 Fourth street in tills city Thnrsdny night at oclock Hia death though not unexpected came none the less as a shock to his legion of friends in Woodland and vicinity Death was due to Brights disease and a complication of ailments About three years ago Mr Fenner suffered nervous prostration since which time his decline has been very marked He gradually grew weaker and about a month ago was compelled to seek his bed Thursday afternoon he had a sinking spell and his physician warn ed the family that the end was not lar distant Conscious to tile last his passing was peaceful and without a struggle Deceased waa born in Cliautauqua county Now York on December 2f 1S31 and he waa therefore 77 years 0 montlis and 13 days of age He came to California in 1852 and first settled in the gold regions of Nevada near Carson Ho engaged in hauling quartz and made a snug fortune with his teams Though he made regular visits to Yolo county he never settled per manently in this county until after his marriage to Miss Henrietta Duu utgan which occurred at Dunnigan on October 1 1808 Soon after his ar rival In this county Mr Fenner retired from active pursuits of life Shortly after his marriage he came to Wood land where he has lived ever since thirtyfive years of his life having been spent in the house where he died Deceased issurvived by his wife and three children Miss Slella Fenner of Sacramento Virgil A Fenner of Rich mond and Mrs Georgia Holt of this city He also leaves one sister Mrs C C Putnam of Sail Leandro and two brothers Frank and Rutus Fenner of Freilonia New York Mr Fenner was a financier of unu sually correct judgment careful in all his undertakings and square in Ills dealings In addition to this he was a highly agreeable companion He had a drollery all his own was a cap ital story teller and possessed a well stored mind He had few peers in the mastery of politicoeconomic subjects WOODLAND BAND DANCE Will Delight Tonight Music lovers and Terpsichorean Devotees Dancing bids to more popular tins year than ever ant especially la tills tho case with the openair danc ing All over the state openair plat forms have been erected So the fad seems to lie general ana Woodland is no exception to the rule The skating craze which caught on so strongly the past coupla of sea sons has apparently subsided at least in the smaller country Nothing can he more fascinating than a good waltz or a good twostep in Ihe exhilarating atmosphere that we are having these beautitul evenings Lovers of the terpsichorean art are rejoicing at the return of the dancing fever and they welcome back the old pastime thai has always been so popu lar and perhaps will always lie the most popular recreation of them all The Woodland Band will give tho third of its series of openair dances on tho Court street pavilion this ev enmg COURTHOUSE NEWS In tho caso of P S Snavely vs Clif ton and Etta Rogers pending In the justice court Attorney A C Huston has filed a motion to dismiss for want of prosecution Attorneys A C Huston and C W Thomas for the defendants E W Bul lard A MElston G C Martin and others have filed a notice of motion for order to permit them to Inspect and take a copy of the books of the Alaska Coal and Coke Co plaintiff within a time specified by the court LOCAL BREVITIES A notary cabinet for sale See 60 cent column Two young men or women wanted See 50cent column Mrs Addie Hefflefinger mother of Mrs Sam Funk died In Maxwell last Tuesday Itching torturing skin eruptions disfigure annoy drive one wild Downs Ointment brings cquick relief and lasting cure fiu eenls In any drug Tan np for the Summer Numerous Styles In TO BROWN and WINE Boots and Oxfords From to The Newest Ideas for Women One of the Many All Brow a SHOES AND OXFORDS FOR MEN We are showing the Correct Styles IN ALL LEATHERS A matchless display can be seen in our windows This One Tan or Black HUSTON BROS RETAILERS OP DEPENDABLE FOOTWEAU SEASON CLEANING SALE Clothing Straw Hats and Items in every Department Just as the progressive house wife cleans house so do we clean store every season and at a big saving to yon MENS DEPARTMENT CLOTHING L ADLER COLLEGIAN BRAND 3 piece Suit 20 00 3 piece Suit 1500 1500 3 piece Suit 1125 1350 3 piece Suit 1013 1350 3 piece Suit 1013 1000 2 piece Suit 650 1350 2 piece Suit 895 SEB WINDOW The Trade Palace You Know Fred JUST IN TIME Our Beautiful Line OF FALL PETTICOATS NOW HERE 9 I Guaranteed Taffelta Silk PettiII Guaranteed Messalinc Petticoat coats Every Shade J750 All II leading shades JC95 For close 8llk v u II lilting gowns II The Princess Something entirely now Made of fine grade Messallne Be sure and get one of th ese Silk Petticoats to take with you on your summer vacallon It will save Us price In washing alone THE VOGUE GOOD GOODS T 10 DAYS ROSENBERG CO LEADING FURNISHERS The SteinBloch Suit for Men and the Ederheimer Stein Suit for Young MEN Newest mul most exclusive Fabrics Dignified Patterns Twobutton Slnglebreastod Snek Cent 32V4 Indies long Slightly Formtitling Fiuicy Pocket Flaps Imitation Cuffs and Sleeves Fivebutton Collarless Vest with Fancy Flaps on Two Ixiwer Pockets Full Peg Trousers with 8inch Tiirriiips for Cuffa Belt Straps Buttoned Tabs on Watch and Hip Pockets For YoungMen Who Work You toll early and lato You work pretty hard for your money You no doubt earn all you get perhaps more And when you need clothes you dont propose to pay more than is ab solutely necessary for tlicm At the saino tlmo you want to be correctly fitted nnd you will want a suit that will hold ils style nnd shape for months to come We guarantee all this for nnd J1S75 Just now will snvo you from to J10DO on any of our light weight Suits Ederheimer Stein Theyre suits wevo sold nil sea son for JZOOO to Now were closing them out to ninke room for Fall goods soon to arrive Tho StelnBloch Is n good suit for both you and ua II will mid to Our reputation try adding to yours It will add to ymirs hocause it has a splendid ruimtntton of Its own for Stylo Fit Shapepermanence Wear minllly and Economy of Price It takes but a moment to con vince In BRIGHTON Edeheimer Stria Co UAKI K 9 ROSENBERG CO Phone 1191 I I I SALE CONTINUES I i I 10 DAYS SECOND Anniversary Sale PRICES TO PLEASE The following list of prices are only a few of the greatreductions we are giving duringthe celebration of OUR SECOND ANNIVERSARY Hope Muslin 8 c Cambric Muslin 8c A P C Toil Du Nord Dress Gingham 9c American Print Calico 5c Percales 8c Linen Finish Suiting lie Parasols Ladies and Childrens 13 off Lace Waists 12 off Ladies Summer Waists 12 off Embroideries Mill Lengths 12 off Misses and Infants Hats and Caps 13 oft L dies Dress Skirts 13 off Double Cotton Sheet Blankets 63c Ime Silkolinc Comforters Full Size 94e Liberal reduction in our Carpet department Kiigs Art Squares Mattings and Linoleums etc THE ARCADE DEY CO M I I I 2d6 MI inn EEAD THIS FABMEES Commencing on June 8th the Farmers Mutual entered upon ita thtrt B now the crornpBiiy has upon Its books almost f 500000 00 olQunrr tt tho to and they do not Propose to the M p Tho success of the Farmera Mutual ahoule man Hint It Is far better to be Insured In R Itself entirely to th ebest of rlaka to deal with n Woodland Cal at J D MTTSOBOYX i A
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