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Salinas Weekly Index
Salinas Weekly Index
Contributed by deesar

Description: General

Date: December 13 1894

Newspaper published in: Salinas, Monterey Co., CA

Source: Library

Thursday, 13 Dec 1894
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Born -- ROTH -- in Hames Valley, near San Ardo, Dec. 4, 1894, to the wife of Hiram W. ROTH, a son.

Born -- BRAFFET -- in Salinas City, Dec. 10, 1894, to the wife of Si BRAFFET, a daughter.

Born -- CUSHING -- at Natividad, Dec. 6, 1894, to the wife of A.L. CUSHING, a son.

From Jolon News -- A daughter was born unto the house of Leon GIL, on the 9th inst.

Died -- PETERSON -- in Monterey, Dec. 3, 1894, Mrs. Mary PETERSON, wife of John PETERSON, a native of Australia, aged 27 years, 8 months, 20 days. [From last Saturday’s Monterey ‘Cypress’ -- Mary PETERSON, wife of John PETERSON, died on the 3rd inst of quick consumption, after a 3 months’ illness. A sad feature of this case is that the poor lady only a month ago gave birth to a child, who, at this early period of its existence, is left without the fostering care of its mother.]

Died -- ESPINOSA -- in Monterey, Dec. 6, 1894, Edward ESPINOSA, son of Marcus ESPINOSA, aged 21 years, 9 months.

Died -- SLATE -- in Alsea, Benton Co., Oregon, Nov. 22, 1894, Mrs. Francis SLATE, mother of the late Thomas B. SLATE.

From last Saturday’s King City ‘Settler’ -- Mr. John HAMES died at the residence of his son, B.F. HAMES, at Peach Tree, on Thursday morning, Dec. 6th, in the 84th year of his age. The deceased was born in New York and came to California before the days of gold. For 47 years he resided almost continuously in Monterey County. The son, at whose place he died, is the oldest native of the state born of white parents.

**Dr. SNELL Dead -- ‘New Era’ Dec. 8th -- The many friends of Dr. SNELL in Pacific Grove will be pained to hear of his death, which occurred in San Francisco Thursday afternoon. Dr. SNELL, who was a cousin of the renowned Wm. Cullen BRYANT -- they were playmates together as boys -- came to Pacific Grove about 5 years ago from San Jose, where he had been a practicing physician for 15 or 20 years. He had been twice married and had 2 sons and a daughter by the first wife. His daughter, Miss Clara SNELL was married the day her father died, to J. ELLIOTT, who moved from Monterey to Pacific Grove a few months ago. She was of course unaware of the fact of her father’s death, the telegram announcing it not arriving until after the marriage ceremony had been performed. Mrs. SNELL and Mr.&Mrs. ELLIOTT took the early train for San Francisco yesterday morning to attend the funeral which will take place in that city.

**MARRIAGE LICENSES --
-Joseph R. ELLIOTT and Clara B. SNELL, both of Pacific Grove [no date given]
-Dec. 10; James A. WOLFE and Miss Mary Agnes HASHROUCK, both of Pacific Grove

**SUPERIOR COURT --
-Estate of Jennie A. HOYT, deceased…
-Estate of Manuel JIMENO, deceased; petition of S.B. GORDON, Jr., for letters of administration…
-Estate of Samuel B. MARCUS, deceased…
-Estate of Austin HOLMES, deceased…
-Olive A. STONE vs. W.W. STONE -- decree of DIVORCE granted to plaintiff

**LOCAL BREVITIES --
-Thomas W. HAYES of San Ardo has purchased of SMITH & MYLICAN the butcher shop at the corner of Main and Castroville streets and is having it fitted up in first-class style for business.

**PERSONAL & SOCIAL --
-Miss Clara GORDON is over form Pacific Grove visiting her cousin, Mrs. H.E. STAFFORD.
-Mrs. Chas. H. BIXBY and children of the Sur have returned from a fortnight’s visit to relatives at Napa.
-Fletcher RAYMOND, who was visiting friends in Salinas, has returned to his home on Van Sycle Island.
-Mrs. W.J. MARTIN, who was down from San Francisco visiting her sister, Miss Dessie HAMILTON, returned home Sunday.
-The Misses Nellie and Mary WOOLBRIDGE have arrived at San Jose from Victoria, B.C., and will be with friends in Salinas about Christmas.

**VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY -- The case of Simon MOORE, charged with the murder of Austin HOLMES, was given to the jury at 4:35 p.m. last Thursday. At 11:30 o’clock the same night the jury came into the court with a verdict of not guilty, and the defendant was discharged from custody.

**ROBBERS CAPTURED -- Sheriff McKILLICAN of Alameda county and 2 railroad detectives passed through Salinas on the north-bound train last Monday with George RAY and Bill RAINFORD whom they had arrested that morning at King City. The prisoners are charged with having robbed the secretary of the Joshua Hendy Iron Works of $15,000 on the local train at Oakland about 2 years ago. The 2 men have been working on the KING ranch at King City for the past year and claim to be innocent of the crime with which they are charged. They have been shadowed by detectives for some time and the officers think they have secured the right men.

**CHASING A BIG WHALE -- The beaches and rocks in the vicinity of Pacific Grove were lined last Saturday with spectators eagerly watching the maneuvers of a huge “right” whale, which was spouting within rifle range of Chinatown Point. It could be easily seen that the whale was of mammoth size. Don PEDRO, the famous whaler of Monterey and 3 sturdy fishermen started in a whaling boat in pursuit of the monster of the deep. The weather was rough and they were led a chase far out beyond the heads. A press dispatch sent out Saturday evenings says: “Up to a late hour this afternoon the men have not returned and considerable anxiety is expressed for their safety. A terrible wind is now blowing, which is liable to increase to a small hurricane, so it will be a pretty hard night on the men if they have to weather it all night. If the whale is captured it will net the men at least $2,000, as the smallest ever captured in Monterey brought $1,500.”

**MONTEREY NEWS -- from last Saturday’s ‘Cypress’ --
-Hon. S.J. DUCKWORTH returned from San Francisco last Saturday, where he had been for the past month attending his wife, who has been very ill of late. She is now on the road to recovery.
-Angelo DELCID, a Mexican, and J.B. HOLT were landed in the county jail by Constable Ed. ALLEN on Tuesday last. The former was sentenced by Justice MICHAELIS to 15 days’ imprisonment for battery, the latter to 10 days for vagrancy.

FROM LAST Saturday’s Monterey ‘Cypress’ -- Loretto LOZANO, who in October last was arrested on a charge of rape, alleged to have been committed by him upon the person of Mrs. Mariano PIAZZONI at the Toro, had his preliminary examination before Justice MICHAELIS yesterday. The testimony of Mrs. Mariana [spelled 2 ways] PIAZZONI was taken at her residence owing to her inability to attend the examination at Monterey. Assistant District Attorney E.J. PARKINSON and J.J. WYATT, Esq., appeared in behalf of the people and B.V. SARGENT in behalf of the defendant. The result of the examination was that the Justice held LOZANO to answer before the superior court. His bail was fixed in the sum of $2,000.

**JOLON NEWS; Dec. 10th --
-Robert BOLTON and C.A. BOND, executors of the BOLTON estate, were down from San Francisco the last of the week.
-Oscar DAYTON has been very low with typhoid pneumonia, but is now slowly convalescing.
-Mrs. Geo. DUTTON gave a farewell party last Thursday evening in honor of Miss Nellie ELLIOT, of San Rafael, who will leave shortly for her home, after a month delightfully spent as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E.G. DODGE, in Jolon. This was the 3rd party here in honor of the young lady, the first being given by Mrs. E.G. DODGE and the second a fortnight later by Mrs. W.R. DODGE. On all 3 occasions the evenings were very pleasantly spent with music and dancing, followed by refreshments.

**KING CITY ITEMS -- from last Saturday’s ‘Settler’ --
-Mrs. George MARTIN, who was very ill for a few days, is slowly convalescing.
-Douglas LEDBETTER, the old-time dry goods clerk in Vanderhurst, Sanborn Co.’s store, is once more filling his old position.
-Justice E.V. BROWN, who accompanied his invalid wife to Oakland a short time ago, returned on Wednesday. Mrs. BROWN remained with her daughter, Mrs. C.H. KING. The change of climate, it is expected, will be beneficial to her health.

**GONZALES ITEMS -- from last Saturday’s ‘Tribune’ --
-Hon. Thomas RENISON and family will soon move to Salinas to permanently reside.
-R.L. MANN has rented the ARANA place back of the Catholic church from Father BRADY and will soon move there with his family.
-A cow belonging to Sam MATTHEWS was run over and killed near John McENTEE’s place south of town by the delayed north-bound passenger train of Wednesday afternoon.
-Rev. Father BRADY came over from Hanford early this week to make preparations for his final departure from Gonzales and returned on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Rev. Father REYNOLDS, his successor here, as far as San Francisco.
-Saturday morning about 9 o’clock Mrs. John McENTEE was stricken with paralysis, from which it was for a time thought she would not recover. For a while the good lady was deprived of the power of speech. She is now almost entirely recovered.

**PAJARO ITEMS -- from last Thursday’s ‘Pajaronian’ --
-Bob CURRENS left here Tuesday for King City, where he has accepted a position in the Railroad Exchange hotel.
-Judge SWANK’s residence was burglarized on Tuesday and the losses amount to $10 in cash and a gold watch and chain.
-A portion of the Moro Cojo ranch is to be used as buffalo paddock, and Ben HARRISON and mates, who are now at the silo, will be move to the ranch as the quarters are fixed.
-Monday night, shortly after 7 o’clock, Prof. FOSS was held up by 3 robbers on Fourth street, near the old school-house. He was robbed of $137.50 and a gold watch and chain. Not satisfied with taking his coin and jewelry, the robbers violently assaulted him and he received painful injuries. No clue to the robbers has been found, but it is supposed they are of the migratory tough class so plentiful in Watsonville at present.

**SAN LUCAS -- from last Thursday’s ‘Herald’ --
-Mrs. W.R. HEDGEPETH has been seriously ill for a number of days.

Submitted: 03/07/05

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