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   Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - February 3, 1925, Woodland, California                               ISSUED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3. 1025 ESTABLISHED 1877 MARTY'S CAR O O o o O Q 0 O Felony Charge Fi O O O O o o o o o o 0 O o o o o o o 0 0 o o Car Smashers o o 0 O o o WOODLAND LODGING HOUSE ROBBED SUSPECT IS SOUGHT BY THE POLICE Two comforters, a double pair of( blankets and other bedding were re-J ported as stolen from the Torrance lodging house, at the corner of Main and First streets, this morning. Mrs. Esther Torrance, proprietor, notified the police, who are searching for a stranger who gave his name as Charles Allen, and who occupied the room Sunday and Monday nights. Allen is believed to be a laborer and is apparently about 35 years of age. He resgistered Sunday and paid for Ms room in advance. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Torrance gave him several odd jobs, such as carrying in wood and straightening up the back yard and the stranger seem- ed very appreciative. This morning when the chamber- maid went to clean up his room she found the bed had been "made up." A closer investigation disclosed that there was nothing on the bed except the pillows, sheets and a spread. Mrs. Torrance could not state this afternoon how much more may have been taken by the thief, whom the officers believe to be the man who gave the name Allen. She notified the police of the theft as soon as she discovered the loss of the bedding and will probably have to take an inven- tory before she will be able to deter- mine just how much has been stolen. The authorities believe that the man who is missing has gone either to Sacramento or the Sutter Basin. sheriff's office will search for Planning Com 'sion For Davis An ordinance was adopted at the joint meeting of the Davis Business Men's Association and the town trustees of Davis last night, pro- viding for the creation of a city planning'commission. By law this commission consists of five mem- bers appointed by the mayor and with the consent of the board, one of which must be a member of the board. The city engineer, the city attorney and the mayor, are all ex- officio members. The members of the commission will be announced at the next meeting. SHARPNACK ATTACKERS' WOODARD IS STRICKEN BY PNEUMONIA The him in this county and the Sacramento officers have been requested to be on the lookout for him in the capital A change for the worse occurred last night in the condition of George Burdette "Woodard, the young man who claims to have attempted to end his life by shooting himself with a revolver last week. Reports from the Woodland sani- tarium this afternoon state that pneu- monia has developed in the right lung. While there is still a chance for his recovery the physicians are not at all optimistic. It was the pneumonia attack which was most dreaded after the danger from internal hemorrhages had been eliminated. Pneumonia is a frequent aftermath to wounds such as Wood- ard suffered and recoveries are It is believed possible that clothing numerous when there is such at- or other property of other lodgers may also have been carried away. "Whether or not this is the case will not be known until after their return from work this evening. L. Conard, of San Francisco, had a pleasant visit in this city Saturday with J. Koenig. tack. Woodard appears to have the same indifferent attitude toward recovery as he has indicated since taken to the sanitarium. He does not appear to care whether or not he recovers and this attitude may seriously handicap the medical authorities in their ef- forts to save him. R. B. Rowe, 100 J street, and J. Noble, 1426 W street, Sacramento, will be called upon to face serious charges and may receive long prison terms in consequence of the episode in Sacrametno last Sunday night in whicE they ran into the automobile of Captain Sharpnack, chief of the Yolo county traffic squad. Following their arrest Sunday night, the two men were released on bail late yesterday. Their bail, how- ever, was fixed at a figure far above that "usually imposed in the case of ordinary accidents or even of resist- ing an officer. It was placed at 000 according to the report received here today. Sharpnack has filed a charge of driving Awhile intoxicated against the two men. This is a felony under the penal code of California and is pun- ishable by a sentence of. two years' imprisonment, according to local legal authorities. Another Charge Nor is it likely that Sharpnack will stop with this charge alone. He has indicated that he will probably also file a charge of resisting and attack- ing an officer in the legal perform- ance of his duty in consequence of events which he reports took place at the time he placed the two men under arrest. This charge is also said to be a felony, as applied to the attack phase. Captain Sharpnack stated that fol- lowing the accident in which the au- tomobile driven of the two men charged crashed into his roadster and almost demolished it, he notified them that they were under arrest. As he is reported to have been in uniform at the time, there could'have been no question of mistaken identity. Officer Attacked Instead of submitting to arrest, Start Of Predicted Rainstorm What gives promise of develop- ing into a storm of generous pro- portions began this morning with a gentle sprinkle of rain which has continued throughout the day. The precipitation has not been heavy, but the indications are fav- orable for the fulfillment of the forecast of Father Ricard, who predicted heavy storms for Febru- ary 3, 4 and 5. "Unsettled weather tonight and probably rain; mild is the forecast sent out from the TL S. weather bureau office at Sac- ramento. SNAVELYS HAVE BEEN RECONCILED Mr. and Mrs. Leo Snavely, former residents of this city, have become reconciled and are living together in an apartment at 2174, California street, San Francisco. Reconciliation was effected last Christmas time. It will be remem- bered that in a divorce action insti- tuted by Mrs. Snavely several months ago she was granted an interlocutory decree.- YOLO OFFICERS ARE VICTIMS OF THIEVES AND ALLEGED DRUNKS Two Yolo county officers have been victimized during the past two by thieves and alleged drunks, while a third county offi- cer just missed being a victim through good fortune, plus unusual care. One of the two officers, Captain George Sharpnack, has a badly smashed machine and is fortunate that he is not confined to a hospital with a long period of bodily mending facing him, as the result of an encounter with two men alleged to have been driving while intoxicated.. The other, Tony Marty, is minus many parts and accessories for his automobile and is fortunate that he has the machine. Marty, who is a deputy sheriff and resides at Riverbank, was victimized by thieves in Sacramento Saturday night, less than 24 hours before Sharpnack met with the acci- dent which smashed his machine. Marty, Captain Sharpnack and Officer Henry Jacobs had driven to Sacramento Saturday night. Marty drove his own car, while Sharpnack, who is chief of the Yolo county traffic ANTHRAX THREATENING; BOARD WANTS MORE TIME TO APPOINT LIVESTOCK INSPECTOR; THREE NAMED FOR POSITION There arc a few cases of anthrax i n Yolo county that require the imme- diate services of a livestock expert, the Yolo county supervisors were told late yesterday, but the matter of ap pointing" such an official was delayed until the next regular meeting in March. that there will be a lively skirmish for the with friends of Dr. F. L. Reese, Dr, T. J. Alexander and Dr. Frances Cole very much in evidence. Dr. Reese presented a petition yes- terday for the appointment. It bore the names of upwards of fifty seatative stock men and farmers. Dr. Reese also spoke briefly, advising ijhe At that meeting it is expected Sharpnacfc reports that the two at- tempted to attack him. One of the men took a wild swing at his head, which Sharpnack dodged, while the second man is also reported to have attempted to strike him. Sharpnack states that it was necessary for him to indicate that he would ciub inem into submission if necessary, before they submitted to arrest After placing the two under arrest. Captain Sharpnack called the Sacra- LETTER FROM L. BURBANK IS RECEIVED "DEATH LANE" TO BE WIDER board to take action immediately whether lie or some other applicant should foe named. Wilson Scarlett, Yolo fanner, like- wise suggested to the board that live- stock men over lite county and the State Department of Agriculture con- sider it of vital importance that an inspector ibe named at once. Supervisor Lee Hatchings wanted action at once but the other mem- of the board voted for a delay to fur- ther consider the matter. An expenditure not to exceed 090 was authorized by the Yolo su- pervisors late yesterday, for widening "Deatln that stretch of treach- erous highway between Woodland and Davis, the county to co-operate with the State Highway Commission. The highway from Davis to the Pntah bridge is also to be widened. nicnfco police patroL According to re- (grounds. ports received of the incident the cou-1" attempted to attack the Sacra-1 rocnto police officers when compelled to enter the patrol wagon and It is possible tiat a charge will be fakd against them on this count. E. J. Stevenson, manager of Woodland Buick agency, brought Cap- tain Sharpnack's machine back to this city today. The Buick roadster is al- most a wreck, with the transmission, rear and one side almost demolished, and indicates that Rowe and Noble must have been traveling at a hish rate of speed when they mHnfed with Sharpnack's machine. G. H. Hecke, head of the State Ag- ricultural department, is in receipt of a letter from Luther Burbank, in which the plant wizard substantiates the report of last week in the "Demo- crat" The letter repeats his earlier assurance that he will attend the tree planting exercises to be held in Wood- land on February 12. He also states that he is going to bring with him a Paradox walnut tree. Arrangements will be made to have Burbank plant this tree in some pub- lic place, probably in the court yard MORRIS FAMILY MOVES TO SOOTH TO SPEND YEAR hopes of improving the health of -nr- MlM Erillie' MT' and squad, rode with Jacobs, in his assist- ant's machine. Marty had joined the other two at Broderick. Arriving in Sacramento the officers parked their two machines. Then they went about their duties which had taken them to the capital and were engaged in them for some time. Auto Is Missing When they returned to the point where the cars had been parked Marty's automobile was missing. A brief examination of Jacob's automo- bile showed that thieves had attempt- ed to get it and had probably taken the other machine. Jacobs had taken the precaution to lock both his ignition and transmission before leaving his machine. It was a precaution which he is often too hur- ried in his duties to have time to take, and on this occasion it saved him the theft of the-automobile. Close exam- ination showed that someone had tampered with the locks. Find Car Abandoned Theft of the automobile was then reported to the Sacramento police de- partment and sheriff's office and a- search was instituted throughout the city, the three Yolo officers assisting in the search. No trace of the car was found in Sacramento, however. Finally, the officers decided to re- turn to their homes, Jacobs taking Marty in the former's car. On the way to Rivcrbank, and a short distance from Marty's home, the officers noted an automobile standing beside the road and decided to stop and investi- gate. Machine Stripped Drawing up to the machine they in- stantly it as the one stolen an Sacramento. Upon investigation it RENEWAL OF WEST WELL IS STARTED In the matter of city wells, it was reported at the.city board of trustees meeting last night that Fred Krotzer and his crew of well, borers had al- ready begun work of attempting to the west well at the Gr.-ad avenue plant. This well, for some unknown rea- son became dry, and has not been op- erated for the past two years. It was one of a group of five wells located in the western section of the city. The well was originally down 178 Feet and it is thought perhaps with a a-ifle more depth the well can be re- stored. "Work on the new well at the south end of Second street was abandoned several days ago at a depth of about 350 feet, with the flow not nearly sat- sfactory and little likelihood of strik- ing water within reasonable distance jelow that point. RAMOS PLEADS GUILTY; GIVEN 6 MONTHS JAIL Mrs. Morris and Miss plan to remain in the for one year, bat Mr. Morris here to continue his stock tei- BAPTIST CHURCH DINNER The men of the Adults Bible of the First Baptist church were the' The Morris home in Burner noste last night to the women of rented to Dr. and Mrs. E. J. and the Young Peoples' class WAS foui.d that Marty's machine had been stripped of tires and all other movable ar cc'sones and parts. It will probably cost the deputy sheriff a considerable ftum for repairs and re- placing what has been stolen. Owing to the fact that the car was abandoned near Riverbank Marty the other officers believe the thieves may attempt to dispose of the parts sirrnxd from the car sonie- whcr" in Yflo iwunty. All three, as well as ottx.r county officers, are the hope and of through th'-m locating the thieves. Bids will be opened the fore part -what was designated as a of next month. R. H. Cost went to San Francisco this morning. Supper, and which turned out to be church, was the toastmaster of the a fine turkey supper, with all the trimmings. Rev. E. B. Lather, pastor of the ev- ening. A business meeting followed the banquet and a short program was enjoyed. Mrs. T. A. ?parks and Mrs. Erwin Baker of Winters were in town yes- day to attend the Red Cross executive meeting. Facing Federal Judge John Par- tridge at Sacramento, yesterday af- ternoon. Jose Ramos changed his plea x> guilty of of liquors. He was sentenced to serve six months in the Yolo county jaiL Mel Pratt, co-defendant, was re- leased and Ibc charges against him dismissed. Ramos was arrested at the Rose Or- chard grocery in Yolo county last No- vember, TRAVELING MAN KNOWN HERE, DEAD J. A. Collins of Sacramento, well known here as the local representa- tive for the National Cash Register company, is dead. Excepting that the end came very suddenly and unex- pectedly, no particulars were obtain- able today.   

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