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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - August 26, 1920, Woodland, California ISSUED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST DAILY ESTABLISHED 1877. w Next Week Four Hours to Control Julian Fire; Old Walls, Menace to be Condemned AFTER FOUR 'HOUtRS OF HARD lANJD (PERSISTENT FIGHTING. GAiLLING UPON EVEJRlY RESOURCE WITHIN THE REACH OF THE WOODLAND FIRE DEPAfRTJVEENT, THE CONFLAiGIRATION IN THE JULIAN IHOTEL WAS UNDiER CONTROL AT 7 O'iCiLOOK LAST NIGHT. THE FIRE SMARTED AT WITH A GR-EA.T OiF BLACK SMOKE EMANATING FROM A FUEL 'ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE "STRUCTURE IN A COURT AN'D SMALL APARTMENT SEC- TION OCCUPIED BY FAMILIES WHO SOUGHT TO DO LIGHT COOKING AND THE LIKE. IT IS EVEN YET THOUGHT THAT THE FIRiE .STARTED .FROM DEFECTIVE WIRING OR) FROM SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION IN THIS ROOM, THE BiLAOK SMOKE COMING FROM THE COACL. THE BUILDING GOMPLETBLY WRECKED, EXCEPTING THE NORTH WING ON SECOND STREET, WHICH FOR THE SECOND TIME WilTHSTOOD SERIOUS FIRE, THE SAME STiRUCTUBE HAVING BEEN destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1892, or 28 years ago. The Woodland fire the J. J. Jacobs motor company and Hotel Julian, Razed by Fire PROPERTY OF D.N.HBRSHEY ESTATE, DESTROYED FOB! SE'l OJSTD TIME IN 28 YIEARS. department, Jhief E. C under direction of Fire ____ Toothaker, stopped the just as it was about to enter annex from the main structure. The rooms, eight in number, however, damaged by water and smoke. CONDEMN WALLS. The outer walls of the building are still standing, but the front wall, which is three stories high, is so bad- ly cracked that it is regarded a men- ace ro public safety. City Attorney John H. Laugenour stated this morn- ing that it would be necessary for the city trustees to take immediate action in the matter of condemning the standing walls as a menace to public safety. The southwest corner of the the Bentz dry goods and notion store were not so seriously attacked, so far as the interior of their floors were concerned although everything with- in them was gutted. The Jacobs company saved all of its belongings. Seno's stock and house- _.. hold furniture and the fixtures of the one knows for a certainty. >Here Julian restaurant were all removed, were two important developments to- are more or less of a loss due to day: water, exposure, breakage, losses from, Roomers say greatest volume or various causes, scatteration and the smoke came from -fuel room on Bentz's stock is water-soaked, ond floor, in which coal, wood and Seno was insured for and Bentz kindling were stored. The tact that .__ T j-n -rt-n 4- 1 i nT Cause of Fire Only Speculative sat ca sa Pa Stranger Seen Causes Suspicion ________ me project, uui, LUC As to the origin of the Julian hote', smoke being confined and let loose Julian fire will prompt fire, it's all a matter of theory- No'in one big cloud as the tlame ate irs Merritt Sees Necessity For Immediate Action on Project; Weeks Has Plans 1 DIRECTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF THE NEW WOODLAND HO- TEL VSSOCIVT10N FORMED SOME WEEKS AGO, WILL MEET THE FORE SEPTEMBER TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR EXPEDITING THE COMPLETION OF A NEW HOTEL FOR THIS CITY. GEO. N. .MIHRRITT PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, MADE THIS STATE- MENT THIS MORNIJSfiG. M1ERKITT LEAVES TOMORROW FOR SALT L4.KE ON A SHORT BUSINESS TRIP, BUT HE ARRANCECD TODAY FOR A MEETING TO BE HELD. PROBABLY TOE LATTER PART OF WEEKS HAS BEEN BUSY ALL SUMM02R INVESTI- GATING NEW HOTEL EQUIPMENT AN-DJPLANS, HAVING IN MIND TO report to the diiectors as soon as he j is said President Merrltt. "Yesterday's fire naturally spurs on Open Byrns the directorate and stockholders to get down to business as soon as possible." Stock payments were stopped in August, enabling the subscribers to have tihe use of their money while the architect was busy on the prelim- inary details Additional funds must be raised in oider to carry through the project, but the stockholders be- for about smoke found its way to all corners of -D UuU -iv" HtERfilHKY ON WAY. 'the building so quickly and was so R. G. Lawson, Charles L. Eddy, J. theavy, leads to the theory that a D. Musgrove and other who are in- match, defective wiring or spontane- _ ._ _ -Fit AI TttP way through a wall in the room. S'hortly before the fire an officer observed a man suspected, but never arrested here before for incendiarism This same man was at Dixon on the night that the Dixon hotel was burn- ed, the sinoke at that fire being in- tense and coming from all sides of the building the same as it did here yesterdaj Before the Ogden ware- house fire the .same individual was If there is no miscarriage of plans Chris Knight, lessee of the destroyed Julian hotel, will take over the old uew business interests to respond and nitiire is a matter to be considered, enable the association to proceed with- There have been no agreements or the out delay with the erection of a suit- like, merely a desire on the part of able hostelry Mr. Knight to further serve the trav- ______________eling public. Hie desires to see Mrs. D N. Hershey and the Porter heirs, owners of the Byrns, before making any statement in the premises. safety. The southwest corner of the D. M-usgrove and other who are aeiective wiring or wall in particular cracked seriously terested in the insurance on the strut- ous combustion ignited the fuel, the aeen apout tne city. and leans several inches from the plumb line. The hotel building, even though run down and dilapidated, was of consid- erable value as a source of large rev- enue to the D. N Hershey estate, which owned it, the hotel part being under lease to Chris E Knight, whose tfc.ree-year lease expired on Septem- ber 1 of this year. IThe building was reconstructed af- ter the fire of 1S92 at a cost of ap- proximately which would mean at this time a loss of double that amount, considering the persist- ent increase in labor, material and everything that goes into a structure of any size. Most of the furnishings were owned by the 'Hersheys, now ab- sent in Santa Cruz, while Proprietor Knight had about worth of property in some of the fittings added by him to make the place more habit- able. He held insurance DESTRUCTION COMPLETE. The fruit and confectionery store operated by (Frank P. Seno and Julian ho13el lobby and front office suffered the greatest loss on the ground floor. The Julian hotel grill, This Applies Only to Those Not Served By City Carrier! Because of ED AND AD- VANCE IN THE PlRIOE OF. EVERYTHING THAT GOI3S INTO THE PUBLICATION OF A NEWiSiPAiPEIR, it has become an absolute npcessity to raise the subscription price of the WOODLAND DAILY DBMO- ORAIT and The 'Mail of Wood- land. EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 1920, the subscription price will be per year to all OLD and NEW subscribers whose paper goes through the United States mail for either general delivery or by rural carrier and for all subscribers receiving their papers in the boxes at the "Democrat" office. THIS IS AiN ADVANCE OF A TRT- FLE LESS THAN %'C PER DAY. For a period of less than one year, the rate will be 65c per month. ON THE "WOODLAND CAlRjRIER LISTS WILIL NOT BE AFFECTED, as they are already paying a 65c per month rate. Both papers regret the neces- sity for this raise, but it can- not be avoided if publication is to continue. "WOODLAND DAILY The Mall of Woodland. ure, are making every effort to make mmediate adjustment of losses. Mrs Hers'hey and her daughters ere in San 'Francisco this morning rom Pacific Grove, and arrived home t noon. Bentz Hersheys Have Insurance Human Side of Julian Hotel Blaze Close Up Snaps at Both Fire and Fighters JULIAN'S GUESTS REPORT LOSSES Setting the pace for other trades- are ra-oonnected he will be ready for O _ __ 1...1 t C A. people similarly aided, Bjron A. Nbrdyke authorized the "Democrat" 1.....-------- i Insurance policies are pro- its next feast. to assure the fire department that a check for one hundred kopecks can be added to its treasury and "weines" i for the whole gang will be contributed whenever the comipany selects to have bus-mess. Ephraim Clink, over of age, was m his chair whon the alarm sounded yesterday after- A noon The last woid in composure demonstrated, Roberts and the veteran remaining on the job until the latter's locks had been trimmed. tecting the largest property owners from serious losses in h yesterday's fire. The Hershey estate, through h R. G. Lawson's companies, J- held insurance on the I- building and on the fur- nishings and fixtures. M. S. Bentz, owner of the iRiacket Store, held upwards of fr insurance with a. Sac- ramento firm and with J. D. Musgrove. t Forty-six minutes is fast traveling for two such heavy chemicals as were sent over from Sacramento, but that was the time record set by Messrs. H. A Dahringei, C. H. Clark, E. Imgsworth, L. Short and H. Schultz, Capital City fire fighters. Maddox's foiesight crept out Although the local men had the fire under control by the time the visitois arrived, there was chance for further damage, especially had a wind swept in. At 4 o'clock, when Miaddox called to Sacramento, runs F E Gallup, owner of an apai tment on Court street, north of the Julian, telephoned in the alarm at I1.: 15 o'clock Frank Diotz, man Kuhn Sr Ed Toothaker, Her- _____ _.. and James Gammill. who were in harness as firemen yes- terday, recalled that on July 1, 1892, they fought fire on the same lot, the Exrhange hotel and many other build- ings on Main street being totally de- -t royed. WlTcH U -v IMX1 LW itLU 1LLM o-l J cillU .r -tt r-i i Jtheie no telling what might burned at Willows, ycs- Roseville School Head pen. j TTon. Frank Freeman, whose lav, library and business property ws, witi fire and complimented the At a pretty home wedding Muddy river water pumped out of at 7 the hose by the Sacramento chemicals t r rdays' firemen. J V- TT VsUU elfin 1 "J o'clock this morning, Miss first few minutes brought a laugh Niolas of this city became the wife from the spectators. of Evan Dietrick Evers of Chico. Rev. I Father T. W. Morgan officiated, the! Bananas by the dozens were scram- ceremony being at the residence of bled: for by the kiddies following the the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil arrival in town of F. P. Seno, fruit Nlclas. land notion man. .Miss Ida Niclas, sister of the and Eugene Shirley of Chico attend-1 Elmer Weston, hotel roomer, lost ed the couple. The immediate rela- two rifles valued at and a quan- tives chiefly comprised the bridal par- tity of amunition. The bullets explod- ty. ed while firemen were working near- CUW41J.ICJLJ11 Following the nuptials an elaborate by, but there were no casualties wedding breakfast was served. MY. (Ins iSchlner suffered the only cas- ualty brought to light thus far, a nail running through the fleshy part of his hand. Henry Bush and Ellis Tull rescued several boxes of cigars from an un- natural smoke, after breaking open a vault. guests of the city, the firemen dined at a local ill night. Agent J. J. Harris ordered the pow- wedding breakfast was served. Mr.' ,er off on all the Sacramento- and Mrs. Evers will make their home. Absence of windows in the wires in the proximity of at Roseville after their honeymoon wall on the side of the Nordyke fire interrupting the train sched- trip, Mr. Evers being appointed erty next to the Julian, together with and' averting possible school principal at that place for the the good judgment of the fire fight-1 coming term. ers, prevented the butcher shop from being soaked. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wright and Mr. j Bin xta-hler of the Electric Garage Mrs. Cecil Dickinson of Los forgot all about automobiles, turning Gatos arrived in Woodland last night his entire force free to help check 'he on their return from camp and outing bja7ft tney worked "on high." in the watering resorts of the Lake district. They are the guests of friends and relatives. Grant Bruton was a "Rock of Gib- ,raltar" on top of the Beamer building n, The hotel was named after Julian Jackson, now of Sacramento, and the son of Dr. Jackson, who built the structure in 1894. .Tilled Jack MoCune, manager of Co- watching for stray sparks lusa Daily Sun, was in Woodland to- to here since the deatn. in corner of the build- ing. His injuries were slight. Gra-b- Mirs. Ella Hershoy and daughters, owners of the property, are hurrvlng home from the seashore. Chris .Knight returned last night and F. P. jficno arrived late in the afternono Of t-he twenty-live perma- nent guests in the Julian hotel, not one escaped without some loss. The majority of them lost ever} thing because of ab- sence at the tune the Matted and inability to enter the building when they learned ot the blaze. As near as either Chrib Knight, proprietor, or Ellis Tull, one of the clerks and on duty at the time of the conflagration, could tell, the following were the permanent guests: Mr and Mrs. Frank R. Doyle and sou; saved of effects except pi- ano and i-omo small articles. Loss covered by insurance with R G. Lawson Mr. and Mlis. John Snowball; saved most of personal property. A. J. Peterson, grain broker; lost all personal effects. Elmer Weston, taxi proprietor; dothps and other personal effects. A. E Moutrey, Oakhmd; clothes. Lmdale, clothes. Tat If clothp-s F Wright. small loss. Sam Schwab, grain broker; person- al effects. Ernest Pior-tor, dealer in grain and personal effects. X'ifk Barnes; small loss. L.iuton, horse buyer; lost rvfrything Jesse Lewis, horse buyer; property Morfd with Peterson, all destroyed. Hob Hollman, former Julian night clerk; lost all personal property. Frank Wohlfrnm; property stored with Peterson, all destroyed. Rudolph Kemner, taxi driver; small loss. --------Culver; saved much of prop- erty. Daryl McFarland, taxi driver; some losses. Julian hotel grill help; some losses. Am one; the transients who suffered no material losses were: Mr. and George E Turney, D. Farrette of Elko, Nov., H. T. Andrews and I. E Elm, both of San Francisco; Mr. and 'Mrs. Frank Evans and daughter, San Francisco; Evan Evers, Chico; R. H. Fritchip, Martinez; J. Lauin, Tudor; and J. Isokson of Francisco. There were rooms in the house and reservations had been mad-e for practically all of the rest of the apart- monts vacant. The visitors came on Into trains, but found their reserva- tions in ruins. The losses to guests will run Into hundreds of dollars. Floyd Scott of Woodland left Vancouver today for Kansas City to become a member of the American Association baseball club of that city. The "Democrat" received this dis- patch liom Vancouver this morning. Pete Scon, peppery second- sacker of the Vancouver Beavers, has been sold to the Kansas City Club of the American Association, President Bob Brown announced today The deal was consumma- ted yesterday. Scott's good all round work, particularly his heavy i batting, attiacted the attention of the Kansas City scouts and the offer for the player was accepted. 1 The pi ice paid is not disclosed. i The Kansas City club has also pur- chased two other players from the Pacific International League, both from the Spokane club. Gin- glardi is one of the pair Scott is just finishing his first seabon m organized baseball and is one 'if the promising play- ers in this league. He plays a hangup 'r ame around the middle hap; and 1 hitting has also been, a teaturc tin, performances. 1 J. 1 l.J jm .Mr. and 'Mrs. IT G. Shaffer of San bins an iron pipe saved him from fall- I Francisco are the priests of Mr. and ing two stories. llVPrs. Ross C. Wilson. Smith Scott's name appears last on the ballot. Stamp It. Hats off to Chief Ed Tooth- aker and his volunteers! Han- dicapped by lack of up-to-date equipment, the hoys fought gamely and wisely, doing re- markable work to confine the blaze to one building. Water was plentiful, the tanks be- Mrs. W. Millar and daughter, Mrs. W J. Gaesten of San Francisco, arp Kiicsts of iMrs. M. Ott of tbi? city. Jim Arthur C. Hhiston Jr. returned home vp-storday afternoon from a vacation spent in the Alien springs district. Roberts, barber, was at bright and early (Ms morning, returning all of his outfit at sun-op. As soon as the water pipes ins brimful at all times, r.ot- the fact that three local streams and two Sacramento on Five.) Chnrlcs Johnson of the City Garage been threatened with appendlcl'is. The fire brought him away from hSs apartments briefly yesterday. The city trustees will hold -racial meeting tonight, at which steps will be taken to direct a letier of to Chairman Thns. L. Bliss of the Sacramento City Commission for the cncinicals An offer tn pay all ex- penses a'so IK" made, and it is likely that the visiting firemen will be rewarded. Mayor 'Musgrove stated today that the trustees have plans lor motorizing and generally improving the equip- ment of the local fire department, tout the scheme has not matured to the publicity statue. Sheep Men Leave To Attend Salt Lake Sale t _ i To attend the annual sheep sale of the National Wool Growers' Associa- tion, Frank Dullard and Geo. N. Mer- ritt. of Woodland, Prof. James Wilson of the T'niversity Farm, leave tomor- row for Salt Lake. Billiard Bros. consigned R5 head of Ramboulllftts to be of and Merritt has 50 for the auction block. SPAPFRf "SPAPERJ