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   Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - February 25, 1916, Woodland, California                                 LET’S PASS PROSPERITY AROUND  +++  4.4.41  4.4.4.  IH  National  Pay Hip Week Is Here; Settle lf our Accounts  &  WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 18;»9  WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA FRIDAY EVENING FEBRUARY  DIO  DAILY ESTABLISHED 1877  Yolo Growers interested in Suit I BEUS FOB IBE Woodland Rebekahs Score  Against State Organization  California Cured Fruit Exchange’s Secretary Attaches Warehouse Contents; by Directors’ Attorney  Another Social Triumph  Widow OF tho Genial Ends Her Life  Twenty-four cured fruit associations  in 'Woodland, Sacramento, Visalia,  Linden and other points between and  including Fresno and Chico, are vitally concerned in a suit instituted in San Francisco Thursday against the California Cured Fruit Exchange by S. O, Walker, secretary, to recover 137. An attachment was levied by Attorney Frank Plank upon a large quantity of cured fruits warehoused at Sacramento.  The amount claimed by Walker, who is well past the allotted three score years and ten, includes, he says, interest due up to February 18 and j six months’ back salary at $200 a I month. He claims Interest on $37,000  Disagreement in the Case el Alleged Bootlegger; 8 to 4 tor Acquittal  Woodland Rebekah Lodge, No. 240,  bas hung up its record Rn* tin* 1015-10  social span, and it swings not lower  t ]• a ti cv*-n oui* other. I Iv a big party  Thursday night, these ‘Liers of today  ;.;ain sin nyad that when they ch Ive  into tin 1  Jo; mine they can bring up  ha asap' as well as those California  pioneers ol sixty-seven years ago.  Since we have touched oil the days  of old. it is opportune here to sun that  lie Sheehan of Sacramento wen 1  the dames were those of th** olden  shocked today when they learned that tints, the square quadrilles, etc*.  she had committed nitride. She was "0‘*1>  bl < 1 l: ‘lr <«  b «*‘*“>» reigning  lavorites again. It' they will always the widow of General T. W. Sheehan,    ...    . ,    . . ,  be enjoyed as they were last night  journalist, in 11 i t a»> man and polit!-    re-entrance into society is as  cian, who was very well known in  8 ured.  Woodland, particularly by the mein- Before the 'dancing commenced a hers of Company F, N. G. C. He was program that was not long, but every  The Woodland frit*nds of Mrs, Neb  : toting of all tile Commiltses Held in Sacramento Wednesday Evening  I Silt JOS  George Jones, Y/ealthy Retired Banker; His Wife Was a Sacramento Woman.  tor a  he Sacramento Union. That  if  advanced to various members of the California Cured Fruit Exchange, jury duty in bootlegging cases tried in which purports to be a co-operative the Superior Court of Yolo county, concern embracing cured fruit associations at Sacramento, Woodland, Visalia, Linden and other points. *  Each of the twenty-four associations has a membership of San Francisco fruit growers, all desirous of cutting out the middlemen’s or packers* profits and of selling their annual fruit crop for top prices obtainable in the east or from European importers.  Attorney Plank says that Walker has financed the Exchange from Its inception three or four years ago; that whenever It needed funds to carry over Its members pending receipts from marketing their cured fruits the money was advanced by Walker; that  paper  ays:    -  "Despondent over continued ill health and suffering from melancho-Teetotalers will He undesirable for  ii;l » *'G’ 8 . Nellie L. Sheehan, widow of  til** precedent set by the jurors in the ease of E. J. Stevenot is adhered to. Soon after Foreman Arch Henderson announced last night that the jury had been unable to reach a verdict after two hours and a half of deliberation, which report was followed by a dismissal of the Jurors, it was discovered that one of the court exhibits had been liberally sapped. Complying with their request, Judge Xnderson had consented to an expert sampling by the jury of a bottle of whisky to determine whether or not the liquid Introduced as evidence was real fire water It followed that the “sampling” was very “expertly” ac-  * SAN JOSE, Feb. 25.—With a knife Statewide publicity for the spring wound deep in his throat, George A. Ion • time business manager of  muuber of  which was a gem, was ren- festival and Yolo causeway celebra- jones, 70, wealthy retired banker of  dcred. George Mitchell and A, Allen tion, May ll, 12 and 13, was deter- this city, was found murdered early to-eaeh favored with a solo, and the ac- ntined upon at the meeting of ail the day in the kitchen of bis palatial eompanlsts were Miss Yancey Wilson committees, held last night in the home In the outlying residential sec-and Harold Brown. Miss Emogene pacific Gas aud Electric building, Sac- tlon.  Thomas pleased her hearers with a  ra mento. A part of the publicity will Jones’ aged wife discovered the mutation, as did Mr. ami Mrs. Reuben |„, the sending out of autos ami bands crime. Aroused from her sleep in a Wise with “An Old-Fashioned Tune.” i 0  towns within a radius of IOO miles room adjoining her husband's she Well-earned compliments were be-  to  advertise the festivities. Pennants, heard sounds of a struggle In tha stowed on tile committee of the even-  too# w m p e  supplied to all owners of kitchen. Rushing there, sin* found her lug. Georgia Leech, Nona \\ imams machines, which will help to carry the husband lying In a pool of bldod, while and Fannie Weaver.  the late General T. W. Sheehan, took a<*r life through gas asphyxiation at  the family residence, 2122 Twenty-second street. The body was found about  I o’clock Thursday afternoon in tin*  0  sewing room.  “Mrs. Sheehan, outside of tin* prominence of the family in Sacramento, due to the long residence in tills city, was chiefly known for her activities along charitable lines. She was a di-[ rector on Hie board of tin* Home of jibe Merciful Saviour, and in addition I spent a considerable portion ol lier income In private work among the needy of Sacramento. Sin* was also a member of tile Sacramento county imitation board.  Damascus’ Sword Reincarnated E.J. Stevenot  he did not advance money direct to conipltshed.  the fruit growers, but always through the exchange.  Plank says the exchange has valuable property in Berkeley, where it owns a considerable piece of real es-tate un which is a large warehouse fairly well filled with cured fruits— prunes, apricot* and peaches,  I on this property and its contents Attorney Plank says Walker has a  That there will lie no dearth of men eager for service when the next Stevenot trial is h**!d, seems to be generally conceded. Judge Alderson announced last night that consideration of further trial would lie given and announcement made next Monday. The jury stood eight For acquittal and four for conviction when dismissed.  J. W. Campbell, Davis druggist, Abe  second mortgage for $50,000, plank Harper and Weldon Brown, detectives, also says the affairs of the California I were the witnesses introduced by the Cur cl Frul* Exchange are    In a mud-r**oscctiUon, George    Klutz bough and  die beeau.se* its board of    fifteen di-    J-    B* Anderson were called by the de  rectors. although excellent orchard-: ‘tis**. District Attorney McDonald isis, are not practical business men I had as bis legal opponents Attorneys po* sensed of the acumen    needful for    W. Armtield and    it Cunningham,  running such an extensive project. tThe jurors were J. A. Henderson, W.  lf the directors thought prices high IG. H. Stephens, P, E. Ne lson, F. Ahem* gh they sometimes sold for future jsh ire, Q. A. Zane, IX W, Stadtmuller, delivery before the crop    was made,    J*    P* Qtieener, G.    It. Sidwell, B.  Plank says; and sometimes they got Reb luke, L, E. Overhouse, A, C. Ht evil! wrong, either by overestimating     an d W. A. Bernard,  the amount of fruit they would be able I  “A native of th** stat** of New York, 56 years old, sin* had lived in Sacramento practical!:* all of her Iii**. No direct relatives, except Rose Brady, are living iii Sacramento, but a sister and a nephew survive her in New \ ork.  “She* was tin* stepmother of Edgar v|. aud Rose Sheehan, Mrs A. A. Jerk ley, Mrs. T. J. Cox and tin* late •Irs. F. A. Griffin cif San Francisco. I '!>** surviving relatives deep!) mourn Im* r loss.”  E. J. Stevenot, Davis blacksmith, who is now out of jail on  f*.nu bonds having been accused of  illegal trafficking in liquor, claims  lo have discovered the lost art of  Damascus tor tempering steel. Ile  gave several private displays of  his prowess in Judge Anderson's  courtroom last night. Asked what  he would take to reveal his secret, Sti letto! d* elated that Iii* method could not bt* nought by anyone other than a millionaire “I v** work*d tor thirteen years to develop the lost art of Damascus, and I wouldn’t sell my secret for less than .* million and ti quar  tes) Iva! idea abroad. That outside y,*. murderer was just dashing out the towns may have a representative In  re ar door.    '  the celebration each community    will    Although her screams quickly  be* asktd I«* select a favorite daughter aroused neighbors and brought the pons attendant on the festival queen. U|. e () o clue was found until dawn, No little discussion ensued as to the when searchers discovered a stream name fur the festival, it being    felt    ,,f    blood leading from the rear door  thai the first title select cd was    too     a mtt |u thoroughfare several blocks  lengthy for advertising purposes. The blatant.  name finally adopt'd was the cause- This indicated that Jones bud norway celebration."    reeded    in wounding his assailant,  C (’• Hughes, superintendent of the though no weapons were found. Sacramento schools, last night report- j uat  how the murderer gained encl to the gathering that the school trance is not yet known. Police as-childrcn of the city ar** at work,    pre-    that the intruder was bent on  paring to carry out their part of the burglary and was surprised by Jones celebration. 'I his includes the grow-    after entering the house and be  ing of tin* flowers for street decors-  ftm , he had a chance to escape with  {lions, tin* training for marches and  t**r *i«iliai  •venot.  to deliver or by selling at prices lower than they could has*- obtained had they waited  Walkers attorney portrayed them as a bunch of capable fruit growers  mmm  -*A  I  9 DLA!) 9  The names of twenty-two more owm-rs of motor-boats, fined for violation of the new* navigation regulations, as tin* result of the trip up tile Hue rumen! c» ii\*T mg de by Lieutenant \\ ll Shay and a crew from th** l ulled States coast  drills and fur May pole and folk dances, as well us tm folk plays, chorus sliming and mehestra music.  In Mi* parade the different schools will Im* provided with some distinctive insignia. It Is probable also tlint th® bub school pupils will arrange a series < *f float s.  Several olio r spec laities tire I»» lug prepared im* by th** committee. Among I hest* is Do* plan to bring Madame Schumann Heink to th.** festival.  Among other events tentatively planned last night was a series «>f dunces in native * >stnines to be given by i lie various foreign born cit irons of Sacramento it a1 » was decided to wk all societies, fraternities and like rgu ii I/.at ions to arrange to tie repre-ented in the parade with floats. Meiners **f tile Sac ramento boat club war® adv. the*, stated, to clo their share  any valuables.  Jones, who bad been many years with the Garden City Bank here, was regarded wealthy and his home was oil* 4  of th** finest in th** city.  .huns married a Miss Montgomery of Sactarn* ufo  lh* had a tam in Palo Alto, who lins beeu summoned.  WASHINGTON, Feb.  .—Speaker  Champ Clark told th** president today  trying to play the role of a Patton, * (BOYD—In Winters, February 22, 1016,  Partridge or an Armour, but failing to gauge the market adroitly. On one occasion, he explained, they were so much oversold for future delivery that they had to borrow thirty thousand dollars’ worth of cured fruit owned personally by Walker and stored in tim Berkeley warehouse Walker claims to In* attempting lo reimburse I i:. - lf for that transaction,  Attorney Herbert Briggs lust night) nm Ie a statement on behalf of President B. E. Ogd**n and the directors of the California Cured Fruit Exchange.  Mrs. A. C. Boyd, survived by four children, among them Morgan Boyd of Winters; a native of Virginia,  aged Th years, I month and S davs.  He dictated the following;  "Bult bas been filed, hut not served. The attachment on th® cured fruit warehoused at .Sacramento is a nui-sanee, but th** fruit will not spoil {pending the outcome of this affair.  I “Borne weeks ago the California  [earner Bear, est erd a > by J. o Davis  guard public  Gusto  (iou iii fines have beet ( oil. c tor I las is in t i\**  wen* made Collector of In all $25,-levied by ast three  (Continued on Page Eight.)  weeks for violations of the navigation laws,  Daniel I.**** and Andrew lets is, Yolo county motor boat owners who reside at Clarksburg, were flied 1250 aud finn respect Undy, L“<s’s oth nae was failure to have fire extinguishers or pilot rules • i i Iii- lioat Davis’s bout lacked lit - ** preservers.  Tin* domestic* troubles of Claude and Doily Curry were further threshed out in Judge Anderson’s court today, when iii** former sought to introduce  4 j tsrll  evidence tending to prove that Ui> un* is not a fit person to have th* c ioily' of their children, Mrs. Curl cured a divorce from her husband I  (MMM  Hue time ago and was awarded the study ot her offspring. A score of Unease* testified today. Tile hear- Despite ig was conducted behind Closed the weal!  lo helping to get Ban Francisco boat G.at if a resolution of warning, such aud yacht clubs to participate In th®  tbe  Prudent opposes, were forced (estival     l< *  a  vote in tile House now it would  \ Heeling cd tie finance committee Pass by a majority of two to one. will    Im*    called    shortly,    at    which    time    Ibis statement was made at    a con-  lh.-    campaign    lo    raise    something like    f«* relic* with lh© president, to    which  $ir..ooh for the celebration will be  ,h e speaker had been summoned at an d,    t    early    bour    this    forenoon.    —    I    “I    think    the    chances are that Ger-  post pone this I hreat coed performance until April 1st or at least until tie* middle of March,** said the speaker after his conference.    “There  is a rumor to that effect and    a postponement would give us more    time,”  As Secretary Lansing went    to the  ;r  The Weather  threatening clouds today, r bureau promises two more  §, Attorney H, E. Gaddis ivpre- day s of fair w eather for the entire cabinet meeting he said absolutely’ d Furry and Attorn*-' A. (J* Bai- state. The forecast; Fair tonight nothing has lieen received from Ger-ipp**aml for the wife.    and Saturday; light northerly wind. 'many'.  ..j   

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