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1849

Placer Times - 10/27/1849 - Town of Kearney - The proprietors of Johnson's Rancho, on Bear River, in view of numerous applications, have laid off a small portion of it into lots, which are now offered to the public.  They geographical position of this point for an inland town is unsurpassed.  It is situated at the only crossing on Bear river, surrounded by arable and pasture land, and is central and nearer than any other point to the mines on the North Fork of the American, Bear, Yuba, Feather rivers and Deer creek.  The roads leading to these various mines, as well as the principal emigrant routes across the Plains, intersect at Kearney.  Communication may be had with the mines at all seasons of the year.  The officers appointed to select a military post for the erection of fortifications, have, after a careful survey of the whole country, located at this point.  Two saw mills are now in progress of erection, which will soon furnish a plentiful supply of the finest of pine lumber.  To those wishing to select a point for business, and who propose making permanent improvements, the most liberal terms will be offered.  Maps of the town may be seen at the houses of Gillespie, Gerald & Co. and H. E. Robinson, Esq. Sacramento, or at the office of the agent at Kearney.

1850

Marysville Herald - Tue 8/6/1850, p2 - [First issue of this newspaper] - The Town of Marysville - Is geographically speaking, in a position to become one of the most important in the Eureka State.  It already numbers some three thousand inhabitants, celebrated for their industry, commercial enterprise, and public spirit. - While we were in San Francisco, making arrangements for our enterprise here, we were somewhat amused, as well as led into a vein of not unprofitable reflection, by the inquiries of many friends of ours there, as to "where is Marysville?" "what sort of place is it?" &c., &c.  We at first thought some of these gentlemen were good-naturedly quizzing us, but the questions met us so frequently, and were so seriously information seeking, that we could no longer doubt but they were asked in good faith.  We then "fell to thinking;" and the result of our cogitations was, that we did not wonder so many men were ignorant of the whereabouts, the extent, the prospects and resources of this and other towns which, as if by the touch of magic have sprung up in a day, and strided at once to a flourishing and important position.  No wonder, in California, that one-half of our citizens "know not what the other half are doing."  Absorbed by the daily routine of their business at home, many of the citizens of San Francisco, and we doubt not even of Sacramento City, have neither visited our town nor taken time to enquire whether it be a "paper town," a "tent town," or a town having the principle of a healthy vitality, whereby its prosperity and importance is a "fixed fact."  We inquired of a gentleman to whom we were talking of Marysville a few days ago, if he had ever been there?  He replied, he had not been beyond Sacramento City, - he had never visited any of the mushroom towns above!" - Now, we wish it to be understood, that we are somewhat partial to the village of Marysville, and our readers at a distance may make all due allowance for that partiality, while reading this article.  Nevertheless, we shall try to prevent our bias in its favor from leading us into an error of fact in our statements regarding it. - And now as to the geography of Marysville.  It is situated on the north bank of Yuba River, near its junction with Feather River, and is the highest practicable point to which navigation can extend for the greater portion of the year.  It is by water, about two hundred and forty miles from San Francisco, one hundred miles above Sacramento City, and seventy miles above Fremont and Vernon.  It is situated on a beautiful plain which stretches back on an almost perfect level, extending from Feather to Yuba River; the bank of the river where the principal part of the town fronts is so high as entirely to preclude the probability of an overflow in the rainy season, nor is there any danger to be apprehended from back sloughs, those great sources of annoyance to other towns, during the prevalence of high water. - Marysville is the most eligible sight, therefore, that could possibly be selected for a large commercial town anywhere above Sacramento City.  It possesses the advantage over the latter place in being much nearer the points of destination of goods for the Northern mines, being in the immediate neighborhood of important mining districts, and communicating more easily with the rich mines on Yuba River, and the thickly populated mines watered by the forks and tributaries of Feather River. - The climate here, though now we are in the warm summer solstice, is healthy and delightful, not being subject to those sudden variations of temperature which are so prejudicial to health.  The mornings and evenings are balmy and delicious, and one soon becomes accustomed to the heat in the middle of the day.  The situation of the land is such as not to induce the febrile complaints to which many portions of the country are subject.  Simply as a place of residence, Marysville is far more preferable to some of our sister towns, especially our "elder sister" at "the Bay." - But it is to its resources for business that Marysville has to look for its greatest prosperity, and these are such as must command for it an enviable distinction.  Nothing, in fact, save the blindness of our citizens to their own interest can prevent the town rising to a proud prominence among the cities of our new State.  We give our fellow-citizens, however, credit for far-seeing sagacity, not doubting that they will adopt a policy which will ensure to it all the advantages of its position. - The small river steamers have run regularly here for fully a month longer than many supposed they could, and some of them might, it is thought, continue their trips for the greater part of the season, were it not for the snags in the river.  These steamers, however, are drawing off, one by one, and it will not be long before communication by this means will be entirely cut off, for it is now too late to agitate the subject of the removal of the snags, for the benefit of navigation this season.  We hope another summer will not find a single snag in the bed of the river; a little energy and a moderate amount of money will effect their removal.  In the meantime the merchants here will be obliged to get their goods through by teams and we trust they will not allow their stock of goods to decrease so as to drive buyers to other points.  As long as there are sufficient supplies here, business will and must come here.  The mere fact of the suspension of Steamboat navigation need not excite the slightest apprehension.  This town, unlike many others, was created from necessity, not simply for purposes of speculation, and the same facts which tended to give the town an existence, are still in operation. - Teams are now plying between here and Sacramento City, by which our merchants may receive their goods, nearly, if not quite as regularly and cheaply as when the steamers were running daily.  A line of stages is established, by which passengers can still come and go, without delay. - Be that Marysville, after all, is not in so woful a plight as to call for any particular sympathy from our friends below, and we do not think we hazard much in predicting, that the town will not only hold its own, but steadily improve. - - - - p3 - Past and Present - Mr. Editor: - A few months since, on the banks of the pleasant Yuba, and a quiet farm house known by the name of Nye Ranch.  Around it were few dilapidated buildings whose apparently ancient walls seemed crumbling to the earth.  A few rods distant stood an old caral where the wild herds were wont to be daily gathered in to relive the lasso.  Three fourths of a mile below, laving its western border owed the hasty waters of the Feather, as they hurried on from their mountain homes to pay a tribute to the ocean.  Adjacent to the Ranch grew many verdent and venerable trees, bending over the waters of the two rivers as if watching their freaks of rising and falling while between them, on the variegated main, flowers, wild and gaudy, sprang up by thousands, bloomed, and died.  And in the distant north, arranged in snowy robes, rose the rugged battlements of Nature, crowned with gigantic pines, companions of the clouds. - Then the din of business and the strains of music were not heard upon the Ranch; the intrusive steam uttered too shrill whistle upon the placid waters heard by, neither was the clattering of tracks and stages heard in its streets, for, indeed, there were no streets. - But now the scene is changed.  Long lines of stores, shops, hotels, &c. greet the eye.  The sound of the mechanic is heard by day, and soft music floats upon the air by night.  Steamers and stages are commonplace affairs and attract but little notice.  Crowds of adventurers, "fired with the cursed love of gold,"  pass through the town daily.  The old farm house yet stands in all its pristine glory; and around it still linger the "sons of the forest" as if reluctant to abandon their former home.  And this busy mart, once the Ranch, but the Ranch no more, has taken to itself the modest, unassuming name of Marysville.  And lest its name and fame should repose in partial obscurity, and remain unknown to a portion of mankind, a good genius, in the guise of an Editor has come to spread the glad intelligence abroad, that if the world would behold health, prosperity and beauty of scenery, they will find them on the banks of the Yuba.  Success, then, to the "Herald;" and may its prosperity be equaled only by the anxiety which the citizens of Yuba County will manifest for its welfare, by liberal support. - Glaucus.

Sacramento Transcript - 8/21/1850, p3 - Marysville,  Aug. 18. - Friend Taylor:  We had the pleasure of seeing to-day three of our friends, just from the mines, bound home, with their piles all made.  Their names are Mr. Stillman Churchill, Mr. Rodney Churchill, and James A. Wilkins, from Lowell, Mass.  They were of a party of nine, who left his town for the mines some two months ago.  They took a claim on Oscaloosa Bar, on the Middle Fork of the Feather river, and in four weeks the party have taken out $75,000 - - something over eight thousand dollars apiece.  They say that, as a general thing, the miners are doing well, and that many will do even better than they have done when they get fairly to work on their claims.  Macy & Co. - Marysville Herald

Marysville Herald - 9/3/1850, p2 - The Overland Immigration - The immigrants are now coming in from the plains, in great numbers.  They all agree in representing that there has been a great deal of suffering on the route.  It is estimated that fifty thousand left the States this season to come overland, bringing over ten thousand waggons.  A number of these waggons and many cattle, will have been left at different points on the plains.  An immense loss must accrue to the emigrants, in stock, &c.  Very many of the immigrants arriving are completely worn out with sickness and fatigue.  A great lesson to overland emigrants from the States may be learned from last, and this year’s travel across the plains.  Last year the emigrants overburthened themselves with provisions, moved in bodies too large for expedition, and were more unacquainted with the route than this year’s emigration.  This year emigrants went to the opposite extreme, and brought from home a stock of provisions entirely too small, relying upon getting supplies on the way.  Could the provisions thrown away, and absolutely wasted last year, have been placed in depots on the route where they could have been preserved, there would have been enough to have sustained a large proportion of those who were impoverished on the road this year.  There must of necessity, however, be suffering every season, in coming the overland route, both from the nature of the country travelled, and the fact that those who travel are generally unacquainted with it. - We have heard a touching account of the death, in the Valley of Carson River, of Mrs. Mary R. French, of Independence, Missouri, the wife of Mr. Alfred French, and the sister of Dr. Warfield of this town.  She died of fever and exhaustion.  She is mentioned as being a very estimable lady, and the event is deeply regretted by all who had the pleasure of making her acquaintance on this route.  She was placed in her last earthly home, under the shade of a cotton tree on the bank of the Carson River.  There are undoubtedly many other cases, of which we have not heard, of women of strong will and devotion, but whose mortal frames, were not equal to the fatigues they were obliged to undergo. - The noble movements in the different towns of our State will effect much in relieving the distress, but there must be even beyond Carson Valley, much still unrelieved, and that cannot be reached from this side.

Marysville Herald - Fri 12/27/1850, p2 - Agents for Marysville Herald:  Charles Mulford, Nevada City; Robert McAdam, Long Bar; Johnson & Severance, Eliza; E. S. Anderson, Fremont; G. C. Addison, Vernon; Lyman B. Monson, Front St., Sacramento City; J. P. Bogardus, at Messrs. Cook & Le Count's Book Store, Montgomery st., San Francisco. - Subscriptions and advertisements handed to either the above Agents, will be promptly forwarded to this office. - Mr. Chas. L. Drury is our Collector for this town.  Parties indebted to us will please settle with him, on presentation of bills, or at the office.

Marysville Herald - long extracts from December 1850 and January 1851

 

1852

Daily Alta California - 12/30/1852 - The Snow Storm in the Interior - Correspondence of the Marysville Express - Foster's Bar, Yuba River, Dec. 25, 1852.  - The head of mule navigation lies between the Nevada House and Sleighville, about 7 miles from this place, where there are several trains whose owners find it impracticable to proceed under existing circumstances, nor can they hope to be allowed to pursue their journey until the termination of this storm.  The snow from Sleighville to Goodyear's Bar is deeper than it was known to be any time in the winter of '49, and it is still falling furiously.  Nigger Tent together with the Mountain House and the Florida House are literally buried and only indication of their localities is the smoke which rises from the chimneys.  A well broken trail will not remain open more than half an hour at a time, the snow falling so rapidly and the wind blowing so fiercely as to completely obliterate all traces of it in that length of time, so that every fresh party that starts out has to break a new trail, and it is considered unsafe to start in smaller gangs than 15 or 20, and even then some generally become so exhausted from cold and fatigue as to be compelled to surrender to the storm king and entreat their companions to carry them to the next house of refuge. - There is no provisions above Sleighville, with the exception of a few potatoes and a little barley, and if this weather continues much longer, it will undoubtedly create intense suffering, if not actual starvation among those who are beyond the Nigger Tent. - Those who have been so fortunate as to succeed in getting down from above cannot be induced to return, although they have been offered at this place one dollar per pound to pack flour through to Downieville.  Provisions have been very short in the latter place, and barley is now the only eatable which they possess in any quantity.

1855

Daily Alta California - 4/20/1855 - Letter From Yuba - Empire Ranch, Yuba Co., April 17. - Mr. Editor: - And still it rains this eighth day since the storm commenced, with but one day's cessation, and then the clouds looked threateningly.  But the Yuba River, rising and falling alternately, has not been so high by several feet as in the storm four weeks ago, so gently have the clouds descended, in snow upon the mountains, and, with brief exceptions, in quiet showers in the valleys.  Three days ago report said, "There are three feet of snow in Forest City, and it is snowing still; also, "The trail into St. Louis is impassable.  A week ago it was in finest order.  For a storm like this the mountain miners have long been asking, latterly almost against hope, water has been so long delayed; but with the snow the summer of their joys has come, and the autumn of their husbandry.  This snow has fallen on the earth cooled by the snow of the week previous, so that it will melt but slowly in the warm sunshine, and send the water gradually into the sluices.  Nor need the Marysvilleans or Sacramentans fear a freshet by a warm falling rain on the snow, as it will probably be melted before another storm comes on.  The rain fell on old snow in the May freshet of 1852.  Will the readers of the Alta care for this speculation on the probabilities of the weather?  Aye; they have not for nothing suffered from the winter's drouth - suffered because the miners' business suffered - to be regardless of this interest; but by the wise law of Heaven that teaches duty by the retribution consequent on the neglect of it, the closest communion of interest between the denizen and the miner will be better realized.  So is ever Heaven's plan to bring good out of evil.  Nebuchadnezer did not for nothing feed on grass, like oxen and the Digger Indians. - I have not had so good an opportunity before to learn the character of this specimen of humanity.  Empire Ranch has long been a centre for the tribe this side the Yubas; and the treatment the Indians have received at the hand of the landlords here and their employees, has induced a friendly relationship with them.  Mine hostess, too, has the affectionate regard of the Indians living near her, because she treats them well, and has never once deceived them. - From her I have learned much concerning their character and customs. - There are several divisions in what once composed the tribe in this vicinity, each division under its respective leader (or capitan) while all till very recently acknowledged allegiance to a king, who exercised supreme control over the whole.  Since this ranch was taken, four years ago, often has King Weimer, whose clan is in Grass Valley, come over with his men and commanded gold dust from any of the Empire Ranch (or Poodledum) Indians who might have it.  But now the petty chiefs have thrown off this allegiance, and King Weimer is only Capitan Weimer, like Capitan Cole, here, Capitan Yolo, at Long Bar, Capitan Lute, etc., each having authority over only  his own clan.  King Weimer has induced the revolt of his provinces - has brought himself into disrepute - by advocating the removal of his tribe to the Reservation at Tulare Valley.  These Indians have no inclination to leave the broad acres on the Yuba which they have so long called their own, each tribe and clan having the exclusive possession - against all other Indians - of a certain district, which is its own for hunting, fishing, gathering nuts and berries, seeds and roots, grasshoppers and clover. - A Mr. Storms, the person employed by Mr. Henley to treat with the Indians and persuade them to remove has won King Weimer to his interest, therefore the Indians of his tribe, outside of his especial clan, will have no more to do with him.  Several of the tribe have tried a residence in the Tulare Valley.  Lieutenant Beale had persuaded them to remove; but when a stranger took his place, all from this vicinity left the Reservation and came home.  They do not bring a favorable report - say there is "mucha (much) cold there." Though further south the weather is much colder than in this Yuba Valley, just below the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada.  Indeed, there is no warmer place in the State, perhaps - unless it be in a desert.  There are no frosts here, and the Indians love their home.  Within half a mile of this ranch is the mound which has for ages been the burying ground of this whole tribe.  Here they bring the ashes of the departed - having burned the body usually where the death occurs.  Here they hold their cries for their dead friends, and here are the cries of the whole tribe in honor of a chief deceased. - The several campondiers (or camps) within a circuit of a dozen miles contain no more than two hundred and fifty Indians, and perhaps fifty more are scattered around, living with the Americans.  Five years ago the number was often as many as seven hundred assembled for a dance.  They are dying off very fast, and the reason is not because they have not enough to eat, but their diet is different from what it was.  They depend on flour, which they beg, or buy with gold dust - for they mine sometimes - and though 'tis true that game is not now easily taken, fish and birds are still plenty.  The Indians take cold now, because they wear clothes and do not understand their use.  If they can get them, they will put on a half-a-dozen shirts at once, in the warmest day of summer, and then they know no better than to take off their clothes in a cold storm, lest their garments get a wetting.  It requires more cultivation than the Digger Indians possess to endure the exposure of civilized life, and slowly will they melt away before it.  The picaninnies (little children) wear no dress in the camp.  Some of them are very beautiful.  The older children (the muchachas), the mughers and indianos, are usually dressed.  But in such a storm as this, the shelter of the campondias seems miserable.  The one near here I visited.  The tents (or campondias, as they call them,) are made of cloth - whatever they can find, old cabiu covers and blankets - spread over a frame work made of the limbs of a tress. Each family has its own tent.  They kindle a fire at the mouth to keep the dampness out, and there they sit or lie upon the ground, unless they have a blanket beneath them.  They have a big campondier belonging to the tribe, in which they meet for dances.  This is covered with earth, and would furnish a better shelter for them all than do their cabins.  But it is common property, and is sacred.  They need shelter only in the rainy weather.  The tent is the place where they store their food and utensils. - Could the government appropriation for the Indians be wisely expended, by persons interested to make them as comfortable as possible, it seems to me it would be given to building them homes that should furnish a comfortable shelter in the rainy season, and to giving them clothes for the cold weather - allowing them to remain where they are.  They are now homeless, almost without exception.  Capt. Sutter commenced a discipline that has taught them to fear the Americana, and if there is a "bad Indian" he is usually given up by the Indianas and his tribe, to suffer the punishment he has merited, at the hands of the Americans.  There need be no difficulty in allowing the Indians to occupy their present homes, and all the money government is expending for their removal will not benefit them much. - Do you sabe Empire Ranch?  Come to Empire Ranch if you would see the Indians.  'Tis a pleasant place, too, for a hundred other reasons.  The fine fields of wheat and barley are not yet so far advanced that the rain has injured them, the vegetables are growing nicely, and the feed upon the hills is in its prime, though it is fresh all winter, and there can be no better place for stock to range. Sand Hill, Timbuctoo, Sucker Flat, Rose's Bar, are all within three miles from here, and the mining at each place "is paying large."  The Marysville and Nevada, the Marysville, Downieville and Forest City, through Camptonville, are passing and repassing constantly with the teeming for those localities, and this house has the run of business from them all; then the proprietors have just commenced a carriage manufactory, in connection with the blacksmith shop in operation several years; and then the citizens of the neighborhood have petitioned and have the promise of a Post Office here, so that Empire Ranch may well be considered a central location, a place worth visiting, aside from the agreeable hospitality of the landlords and landlady.  But adieu until poco tiempo. H.

1856

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/26/1856 - A difficulty occurred this morning about two o'clock, at Hansonville, between Dr. Webster and a man named Chris, a shoemaker, about five dollars, in a game of poker.  The Doctor accused Chris of having five dollars of his money, which he denied and left for his cabin - - about one hundred yards off - - the Doctor went over to Hanson's store, and waked up the clerk and got a pistol from him, and followed Chris over to his cabin, where it appears he shot Chris in the knee, and Chris shot the Doctor with a double-barrel shotgun - - both loads penetrating his left side.  Chris then started, not knowing he was shot, over to Bidwell, to give himself up, but soon gave out and returned.  As the stage passed, the Doctor was dying, and the wound in Chris' knee is of a very serious nature. - California Express, of Monday.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/1/1856 -  Aldermen of Marysville - The election for Aldermen in the First and Second Wards of Marysville, on Friday, Nov. 28th, resulted in the choice of F. F. Love by a majority of 76 votes, and of Henry Blackman, without opposition.  According to the Herald, Mr. Low is a Republican and Mr. Blackman a Democrat, but the question of politics did not enter into the contest.

    [same issue] Reported Capture of a Murderer - It was reported in Marysville, on Friday night, Nov. 28th, says the Herald, that David Butler, who killed Moffat in Downieville over a year ago, had been caught and lodged in jail at that place.  Also, that threats were made of taking him from the jail and hanging him.

    [same issue] Death From Exposure on the Road - A French barber, who has been living in Downieville during the past summer, named Duval, was, on Wednesday morning picked up near Sleighville House, on the Downieville road, in a dying condition.  He had been lying in the snow all night, and lived but a few hours after he had been found.  He had left Downieville on Tuesday morning.

1857

Sacramento Daily Union - 4/28/1857 - Another Fatal Accident - John Connelly, a miner, was killed on Thursday, April 23d, while at work in his claim, at Perkins' Ravine, near Forbestown, Butte county.  A log fell across his hips, literally crushing him to pieces.

Sacramento Daily Union - 5/1/1857 - Railway Extension - The Marysville papers recently announced that a railroad company had been formed in that city, with some of their most substantial citizens as officers and stockholders.  It is named "the Central Railroad Company," and it is formed for the purpose of extending the Sacramento Valley Railroad from Folsom to Marysville, a distance of some forty miles. Col. Wilson, to whose energy and enterprise we are indebted for the commencement and completion of the Sacramento Valley Railroad, is at the foundation of this new movement.  It is, we suppose, his influence which has organized this new company, and he will be the master spirit in the movement.  The route is nearly a direct line from Folsom to Marysville; the estimate of cost in the aggregate is over two million of dollars, and Col Wilson has contracted to build the road, the entire distance.  He leaves for the Atlantic side by the next steamer to purchase the iron, &c., for the road.  He is an experienced railroad man, and those who know him best predict that he will be certain to have the road built within the time named in the contract.  No forty miles of railroad could be built in the State which would command so much trade and travel.

    [same issue] Shooting Affair - On Tuesday, April 28th, a Mr. Ewer, residing on a ranch, eight miles from Marysville, on Forbestown road, was shot in the arm by a man named Geiger, who was subsequently arrested.  Geiger was passing by in company with the deputy sheriff of Butte county, and stopping, entered into conversation with Ewer.  Receiving no encouragement he addressed himself to Mr. Ewer's wife, and made some remarks at which offence was taken, when Ewer threw a pail of milk at his head.  Geiger then drew a pistol and fired two shots, the latter of which took effect in his arm.

Sacramento Daily Union - 10/5/1857 - A Marysvillian Robbed in New York - The Marysville Express, of Oct. 3d, says:  From the letters received by the steamer we learn that C. C. Hastings, of the firm of Heuston, Hastings & Co., of this city, was robbed of a variety silver plate, two gold watches, and a quantity of jewelry, clothing, etc., in New York.  It appears his room, which was occupied by himself and a friend, was entered during the night, and upon their getting up in the morning they discovered their loss, and found two razors upon the table, doubtless for the purpose of murdering them should they awake during the progress of the robbery.  One of the watches has been found at a pawnbroker's office, which, it is thought, will lead to the detection of the villains.

Sacramento Daily Union - 10/16/1857 - Chinese Sugar Cane in Yuba - An experiment undertaken last spring by John Adams, whose ranch is near Marysville, to test the practicability of introducing the culture of Sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane into that county, has been attended thus far with very gratifying success.  He planted for this purpose three-quarters of a pound of seed on a little less than an acre of ground.  Of the appearance of the crop at the present time, the Marysville Herald of October 13th says:  The average hight of the stalks in this field, we should judge to be at least ten feet - - more than two feet higher than the average in the East, so far as we are able to ascertain.  Many of the stalks are much higher, and we measured one that was 14 feet, 4 inches in length and 6 1/2 inches in circumference.  This was the highest stalk of fifteen, all of which grew from a single seed.  Nine of the stalks were over ten feet high and the average hight of the others was about eight feet.  These fifteen stalks weighed fifty pounds, produced ten pounds of seed, and in the opinion of Mr. Adams, would yield half a gallon of syrup and leave thirty pounds of excellent fodder.  All this from a single seed no longer than a kernel of buckwheat.  What amount of syrup or sugar could be made from the entire crop, with suitable apparatus, we are unable to state with any degree of accuracy, but the amount of fodder from an acre is at least six times as great as Indian corn produces, and cattle prefer it to all other kinds.

Sacramento Daily Union - 11/30/1857 - Bangor and Hansonville - The Marysville Inquirer, of November 28th, remarks:  Many shafts have been sunk in the neighborhood, and the indications are all favorable for rich diggings.  The same character of blue cement is found in all, but some spots prove richer than others.  Miners appear to sink their shafts anywhere on the lead, with every confidence of success.  The next mining town above Bangor is Hansonville, being named after that sterling gentleman who first settled there, James Hanson.  It is now in a thriving condition, and new castles are rising in the air continually.  Like its neighbor, of which we have spoken, it has its ups and downs; it has been torn down and built up, and has had its quiet times and its flushes, but is now on the high road to fortune, being surrounded by rich diggings and valuable quartz leads.  There is one of the best mills in Hansonville that can be found in the State, and the proprietors are now preparing to run twenty-four arastras, which will crush from twenty to twenty-five tons per day.  The lead which is owned by this company has proved good, and pays a fair interest on the investment.  It is in the hands of a party of gentlemen of the old school, who merit a rich reward for their enterprise.  A new turnpike road is contemplated from Hansonville to Forbestown, running up the east side side [rept] of the Honcut Creek, over a good, natural road, and avoiding the long hill beyond Hansonville.  A meeting has been held, and the proper steps taken, to arrange a company for this purpose.  Forbestown is one of the oldest and best mining towns in the State.  It is surrounded by quartz, river claims, hill, ravine, and flat diggings, of every kind and quality.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/3/1857 - Yuba County Correspondence - Marysville, Dec. 1st, 1857. - Editors Union:  First, we will have something to say about Downieville.  This place is the county town of Sierra.  It is a very pleasant place, although high up in the mountains.  There are a great many fine buildings at Downieville, and a great many private families.  The place contains among the rest, three churches, a school house, express office, telegraph office, etc.  The features which detract from the place, are the great amount of drinking, and the extent to which gambling is carried on.  The writer has not seen a place in the State where gambling is more openly carried on, than at Downieville.  Notwithstanding the fact, that the games are liberally patronized, there are a great many of the citizens who never go in the gambling hells [sic].  The persons referred to, attend church regularly with their families, and are, strictly speaking, Christians.  Many of these would, at a personal sacrifice, be glad to see the evils spoken of driven from their midst.  On Tuesday morning last, appearances seemed to indicate that a storm was coming, and being anxious to get out of the mountains before that event took place, I started on my downward trip, journeying on toward Forest City, by the way of City of Six.  I got lost, and wandered about for five long hours, and at last came out at the City of Six, a small mining village, midway between Downieville and Forest City.  The City of Six was long noted for the richness of its mines; but, I believe, its palmiest days are past.  Rock Creek, a small mining settlement, about one-half mile from the last named place, is indeed a "rich spot."  A number of tunnel claims at that place are paying immensely.  I endeavored to ascertain something definite as to what the companies were realizing, but could not.  However,  I would like well enough to own a claim at that point. - Passing on, an hour's travel brought us to Forest City, a thriving mountain village. Forest City has been long and favorably known as one of the richest mining sections in the State.  Nearly everybody seemed to possess a good share of the "oro."  Money will be plenty there for some time to come.  Gambling is also carried on there, but it is, apparently, a natural consequence where there is a good supply of money.  One objection to the country in that section is, the high price of board.  At these late times, a man cannot afford to pay a dollar a meal, and a dollar for a bed, unless he has the wealth of a Croesus or a Rothschild.  I hope that nothing will ever compel you to travel in that section, for I do candidly believe it to be the roughest portion of God's whole creation. - Leaving Forest City on Tuesday afternoon, I journeyed on until night came.  Dark found me at a roadside tavern, called the Grizzly Fort, a place most excellently kept.  After partaking of the bounties of the table, and reading the latest news, I retired.  The morning came, and with it, a small rain.  I had ten miles to go, to reach San Juan, and being anxious to reach there as soon as possible, I took an early breakfast, and started on my journey. How it rained! and I knew not the road.  I could not tell, when I got in the road, to which point of the compass I was steering.  Again I got lost, and "fetch'd up" in sight of Camptonville.  I did not want to go there, as I was aiming to "steer" in another direction.  By chance I met a man, and he place me "once more right."  I traveled about four miles, when I came to a cabin, in which I sought shelter, as it was raining in torrents.  There was a lady; so much for luck; she was whole-souled, generous and kind.  She placed a large piece of pie on a plate before me, and bade me partake of it.  Traveling brought hunger; and I needed no coaxing, no pressing, to urge me to the task.  The pie soon disappeared; the storm abated.  Thanking her, I started once more.  A mile and a half brought me to Freeman's crossing, on the Middle Yuba.  Two miles more, and I was in San Juan.  If ever there was a pleasant spot, or a pretty place, it is there.  Its mines are of the best.  The new newspaper (the Star) is ably conducted, and I wish it the best of success. - Wednesday afternoon passed away very pleasantly, notwithstanding the storm.  The citizens of San Juan gave a grand exhibition, for the benefit of the public school, on Thanksgiving night. - On that day (Thursday) - - still storming - - I left that pleasant village, for a trip as far as this place.  Passing through the villages of Sebastopol and Sweetland, I soon found myself at French Corral.  There, fortunately, it cleared away; and for the remainder of my journey I had clear sky; but how muddy the roads were. - I passed in sight of Timbuctoo, which I should judge to be seventeen or eighteen miles from San Juan.  The mines at Timbuctoo I have heard frequently spoken of, as being excellent. - Thursday night came, and here I was, in Marysville - - at last.  Although so short a time here, I am highly pleased with this place.  I may possibly remain here, and I may take a trip to your city.  I visited the theater, to see the Yankee comedian, Addams.  It is needless for me to say that I was highly pleased with the evening's entertainment.  Addams' personation of Yankee character could not be surpassed, if equaled.  The company is a good one, and the performance passed off amid rapturous applause. - A word about Monte Cristo, and I will bring this long letter to a close.  That place is about five miles from Downieville, on the road to La Porte.  It is one of the riches mining sections in the State.  The claims are all tunnel claims, and it is a pleasant sight to look along the hillside and see the many cars running in and out of these tunnels.  It would benefit "the stranger in the mines" to pay the place a visit, and see the modus operandi of taking out the shining "oro." - Byron, Jr. - - - - - - John Looking Out - Three Chinamen were in the County Recorder's office, Nov. 28th, says the Marysville Express, for the purpose of getting a mining claim spread upon the record.  They belong to the Ah You Company, and Ah You was with them.  Their claim is one in dry diggings, is 1,200 feet long by 400 broad, and is situated on Indian Ravine, at Graham's Diggings, in this county.  Ah You and his companions said, "Melican man no good - - he takee Chinaman claim - - Chinaman, he put him in Melican man book, Ah Recordah, Melican man no take him!"

1858

Sacramento Daily Union - 1/28/1858 - Stealing Cattle - Two Mexicans, named Brigido Reyes and Pedro Fyeder, have been arrested in Marysville, for being concerned in stealing the cattle, for which Louis Valetta ahs been imprisoned.

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/24/1858 - Painful Accident in Marysville - Some ten days ago, young Fisher, son of Samuel Fisher of this city, was terribly injured in Marysville, by an accident in a foundry in which he was an apprentice.  It appears that in making a casting, the mould was not properly prepared, and when the molten metal was poured in, coming in contact with water in the mould, a large quantity of the liquid fire was ejected, which literally covered the young man's face and head, and of course burned him fearfully.  Strangely enough, his father and friends here were not advised of the accident, and only heard of it on Saturday, by a gentleman from Marysville, who was present, and assisted in taking the metal from the face of the young man, asking Fisher how his son was getting along.  The father left for Marysville immediately on hearing of the catastrophe. - San Joaquin Republican.

Daily Alta California - 2/25/1858 - Imposing Upon Chinamen - We learn from Under Sheriff Lillard that a serious difficulty occurred on Thursday (18th inst.), at Hansonville between certain American miners and some Chinamen living there.  It seems that one of the Chinamen had purchased a claim from some Americans, and was in quiet possession of the same until Thursday, when he was driven off by four white men.  The Chinaman then went to a camp near by, and shortly returned with a crowd of his countrymen, who forced the intruders to leave.  The four while men then got together a crowd of "honest miners" and drove the Celestials off the ground, and then organizing a meeting, they passed resolutions to the effect that the Chinamen should all leave the diggings thereabout within a week, or suffer the consequences of their wrath.  If this is the true version of the matter, a great outrage has been committed, and the presence of the Sheriff is needed at Hansonville without delay. - Oroville Record. [same article in Sacramento Daily Union 2/24/1858]

Daily Alta California - 8/15/1858 - Yuba Republican Nominations - The County Convention of the Republican party of Yuba county, assembled at the Court House on Thursday evening, and proceeded to nominate a full legislative ticket.  The nominations are:  For Senator, Yuba County, F. F. Low; Joint Senator, Mr. Winchester, of Sutter; for Assembly, Mr. Booth, Marysville; Mr. Boyd, Timbuctoo; Martin Knox, Brownsville; Mr. Crane, Sharron Valley; J. Parsons, Bear river township. - Sacramento Mercury.

Daily Alta California - 8/19/1858 - Man Killed - We learn from Sheriff Plum, says the Butte Record, that a teamster named Wm. S. Vanderhoff, was killed on the Forbestown road, on Monday, by his wagon running over him.  It is not known how the accident occurred, but it is supposed that he was knocked from his seat by the binding pole becoming unfastened.  He was found soon after the accident by a teamster, who was a short distance behind him.

Sacramento Daily Union - 11/19/1858 - Marysville - The improvements in our sister city within the past three years have been extensive, substantial, and, it may justly be added, useful and ornamental.  The number of brick stores, hotels, churches, etc., erected since 1855, as well as handsome private residences of brick or wood, is so great as to surprise a stranger.  For its size, Marysville unquestionably contains more fine brick buildings than any city in the State.  Many of the stores are large, and contain heavy stocks of goods.  That city is now the headquarters of stage operations in the State; coaches from different sections are arriving and leaving, filled with passengers, almost every hour in the day and night.  Indeed, the city presents, at the present time, quite an active and prosperous business appearance.  There does not, though, just now appear to be much doing in the way of building brick or any other kind of houses. - - - - Acquitted - In the trial of D. Sands, in Marysville, for manslaughter, the jury yesterday returned a verdict of "not guilty," without leaving the box.  The testimony showed conclusively that he acted in self-defense.  It was apparent that such was the impression upon the public mind in Marysville, as but little interest was manifested at the trial.  The spectators present, it was estimated, did not exceed fifty at any time during the first day.  Montgomery and Rowe were employed by the friends of the deceased, to assist District Attorney Hatch in the prosecution. 

Daily Alta California - 12/22/1858 - Father Slattery Robbed. - The Reverend Father Slattery, of Marysville, was robbed on Friday evening last, in Butte county, near Hansonville, by two highwaymen.  They took eighty dollars in money and a gold watch from him.  Half the money had been collected for the Catholic Orphans Asylum of this city. - - - A Gift For Education - The Marysville Democrat states that Charles S. Low, of that place, has given $1,000 to the College of California at Oakland.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/23/1858 - Robbing the Clergy - The following particulars of the robbery of a clergyman, near Hansonville, are recorded in the Marysville Democrat, of Dec. 21st.  One of the robbers alluded to is said to be the notorious Jim Webster:  We are informed by a gentleman from Oroville, who arrived on the stage, yesterday, that Father Slattery was robbed by a couple of footpads, on the road to Hansonville, at a point between the Kentucky Ranch and the house of Moore, on Friday evening, just before dusk. He was on horseback, and as he rode up towards two individuals who were ahead of him on foot, they parted to each side of the road and faced him.  He said, "Good evening, gents," when they simultaneously cocked their pistols and exclaimed, "Stand, not a word!"  One of them then seized his horse by the bridle and remarked to the Reverend Father that they would trouble him for his purse.  He informed them that he was a clergyman.  They replied that they didn't care about that, they wanted his money.  He handed them his purse, containing about $40. They asked him if he had any more, when he took from his left pocket about $40 more (funds collected for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum an [sic] San Francisco), and delivered it into their hands.  They then asked him if he had anything in his saddle bags.  He replied, no, and then they inquired if he had a watch.  He replied in the affirmative, and upon their demand for it, gave it up.  As he was about to start, they leveled their pistols at him again, and demanded that he should promise to make no disturbance about the robbery for the space of half an hour.  He promised them, and rode on.  Arriving at Honcut City by the time the half hour had expired, he informed the people of his mishap, and early in the morning parties went out in pursuit of the robbers.  It was rumored that they succeeded in arresting at Bangor a man answering to the description of one of the villains as given by Father Slattery, but he made his escape from the Constable who had him in charge.  The other robber (supposing the man arrested to have been one of them) answered to the description of Jim Webster. - - - - Marysville. - The Democrat, of December 22d, chronicles the following items:  Four Mexicans were brought down to this city, yesterday, by one Platt and others, owners of cattle, accused of stealing sixteen head of beeves from Honcut, a few days ago.  They were arrested somewhere in the vicinity of Indiana Ranch, and delivered into the custody of Constable Chapman.  They are now snugly lodged in jail. - We are informed that two men were killed, in this county, on Monday, by the caving of banks; one at Rose's Bar, and one at Sucker Flat.  We have learned none of the particulars. - A sad occurrence took place at the diggings opposite Foster's Bar, on the 18th, of which we have received the following particulars:  A young man residing on Poverty Bar, by the name of John Brandt, while seated in his cabin, conversing with his partner, suddenly fell to the floor and expired without a perceptible struggle.  Medical assistance was promptly at hand, but life was extinct.  The deceased was a native of Prussia, and aged thirty-two years.

1859

Sacramento Daily Union - 3/31/1859 - Telegraph From Marysville to Nevada - Parties in Marysville, says the Democrat, are setting on foot an enterprise which has for its object an immediate telegraphic connection between Marysville and Nevada, via Timbuctoo, Rough and Ready, and Grass Valley.  At present electric communication between Marysville and Nevada [City] must be had all the way around by Sacramento, which is very inconvenient.  There is no doubt that a line of this kind would pay largely.

Sacramento Daily Union - 5/11/1859 - Sierra Turnpike - That portion of the new road lying between Camptonville and Garden Valley will be completed the coming week between the Sleighville House and Camptonville.  Surveyor James will make an examination of the right bank of Woodruff Creek, within a few days, with a view of changing the line of the road to it, if found preferable to the line along the left bank.  The work between Cayoteville and Cox's Bar progresses apace, but heavy and expensive blasting will be required in the vicinity of Rocky Bar.  A loose survey of the left bank of the Yuba from Rocky Bar to Goodyear's ahs been made, and the company proposes crossing the river at the former point, provided the property owners interested will subscribe sufficient stock. - Sierra Democrat

Sacramento Daily Union - 7/16/1859 - Letter From Marysville - (From our Special Correspondent)  -Marysville, Friday Morning, July 15, 1859 - The bulletin board in the stage office informs the public that the Nevada stage leaves this place at 6 a.m.  Upon that official placard I relied, and found myself behind the actual hour of starting by two hours.  Let business travelers take warning and put not their trust in the gilt letters that illuminate the Transporations Company's office wall. - Two first rate impressions strike the new comer into Marysville at this season of the year - it is a very dry place; it is a very dull place.  Neither of these criticisms are made from a spirit of vexation aroused by my detention; they are first as well as capital ideas which occur on entering the city. - The comfortable width and the cleanliness of the streets, the number of substantial and elegantly adorned private residences, the fine form and adaptations of all the public buildings, contribute much to its general appearance.  Marysville abounds in hotels.  One would imagine there was no danger or necessity for exorbitant prices, if history had not recorded otherwise. - The character of the audience which listened to the speakers last evening was very respectable, judging from the attention paid, and the discriminative applause.  I am informed that it is customary at every Anti-Lecompton meeting to import a few dozen unterrified Administrationists from Sutter county, who, in company with their friends in the city, make a strong calling and applauding corps.  As soon as the regularly announced speakers have finished, the Lecomptonites demand the appearance of their orator, who holds himself in readiness for an answering speech. Thus Zach. Montgomery was "brought out" in reply to Baker and McKibbin, and so Hall Clayton was prepared for a demonstration last night. - There will probably be a coalition of Anit-Lecomptonites and Republicans in this county, in which event, Mr. Cunningham, the Republican candidate for Senator, will receive the combined support. - From this city Messrs. Broderick and McKibbin proceed to Timbuctoo, where Mr. McKibbin speaks this evening. - Mr. Broderick will speak at Nevada in regard to the last Senatorial election, giving a detailed and inside history of the game.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/26/1859 - M. E. Church Appointments - The following appointments were made at the late Conference in Petaluma:  [snip]  Marysville District. - Edward Bannister, P. E. Marysville, Wm. J. Maclay; Buttes, to be supplied; Nicholas and Gold Hill, to be supplied; Auburn, Nathan R. Peck; Grass Valley, David Deal; Nevada, J. Asbury Bruner; Dutch Flat, J. J. Cleveland; North San Juan, Isaac B. Fish; Orleans Flat, to be supplied; Forest City, James H. Maddux; Downieville, Henry B. Sheldon; La Porte, Galen A. Pierce; American Valley, Philetus Grove; Oroville, Royal B. Stratton; Lower Yuba, Wm. F. Nelson; Timbuctoo and Penn Valley, John D. Hartsough.

1860

Sacramento Daily Union - 7/9/1860 - Fourth of July Celebrations:  In Yuba county, besides the celebration at Marysville, the day was observed at Sucker Flat, Smartsville, Empire Ranch and Timbuctoo. - At Forbestown there was a procession and music.  A chapter from the Bible was read by W. W. Mason, and an address delivered by Dr. J. Bartholomew.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/1/1860 - Yuba Breckinridge County Convention - This Convention met at Marysville, August 30th.  There were ninety-four delegates present.  We extract from the Appeal the annexed synopsis of its doings:  W. C. Buckelew was elected President, W. C. Schaefer Vice President, and Blackford, Secretary.  The following nominations were made - - there being about forty applicants:  Senator - - N. E. Whitesides.  Assemblyman - - Lloyd Magruder and David Haun, of Marysville; Charles Kungle, of Strawberry Flat; Edward Lawler, of Timbuctoo; and James Hanson, of Hansonville.  The struggle for the nominations was pretty earnest, it being thought, evidently, that a nomination was equivalent to election.  The following delegates to the State Convention were chosen:  F. L. Aud, James Haworth, M. Smith, Joseph Bowen, John Finch, Jasper Rand, G. H. Gilmore, W. C. Buckelew, A. N. Houser, Captain Gilman, R. M. Turner, J. L. Lockwood and John Marlow.  The following  County Committee was chosen:  F. L. Hatch, J. M. Chambers, John Reuhl, B. R. Spellman, William Gregory.  Nine delegates were appointed, to meet with as many more from Sutter county, to nominate a joint Senator.  Several resolutions were passed at different stages of the proceedings; one instructing delegates to support Z. Montgomery as nominee for elector; one against the bulkhead; one in favor of repeal of that section of the new Revenue Law, passed by Democrats, which prevents produce from being retailed without a license except by the producer himself; and another indorsing Breckinridge and Lane as statesmen and patriots, and the platform as true Democracy.  A resolution favoring John B. Weller for United States Senator, we are informed, was voted down, though the legislative candidates expressed preference for him.  The Convention was very disorderly towards its close.  It adjourned with three loud cheers and a tiger for Breckinridge. - - - -    [same issue] Woman Murdered - In Marysville, Wednesday night, August 29th, a Mexican woman named Cypriana was stabbed by a Mexican desperado, called McGill.  McGill had been living with the woman, who in his absence made terms with another man.  On returning, McGill took his revenge. - - - The Cattle Grounds in Marysville - On these grounds the number of stalls is 500, and the area of land occupied for stock 950 feet square.  In the center of the inclosure[sic], says the Express, is a vast ampitheater [sic], 600 feet in circumference, and with six rows of seats around the entire distance.  There is an artesian well in the inclosure, and an engine will be used to raise a supply of water.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/19/1860 - The Henness Pass Route - We extract from a Washoe correspondent of the Bulletin the following favorable notice of this route, in order to show to our contemporaries in the North that while we are believers in the virtues of the Placerville route we are not afraid to publish a good word in favor of another route.  We have never seen in their columns anything but unmitigated denunciation of the route over which the great bulk of freight and passengers has always been conveyed: - From Milton's to Jackson's ranch the distance is three miles and a quarter.  Here is the junction between the San Juan road and a recently graded road from Nevada, along the ridge dividing the middle and south Yuba.  From Jackson's to Virginia City the route has been already so minutely described that I need not repeat the details.  Suffice it to say, that a few miles east of Jackson's, and just before coming in sight of Truckee Lake (a beautiful sheet of water), the road crosses the summit of the Sierra by a grade so easy that the traveler is quite unaware of the fact that he has passed the barrier, until he finds the water courses reversed and running towards the East.  From the summit until we approach within five or six miles of Virginia City, the Henness Pass road traverses a series of level table lands and valleys, divided by comparatively low ridges, easily crossed, and scarcely requiring grading at all, with the exception of what is known as Dog Valley Hill.  This is at present, perhaps, the most troublesome point upon the route; but by the time this letter can appear in print, a hundred men will be at work grading that portion of the route also, and making its present difficulties as easy to surmount as were those which have already nearly vanished under the skillful engineering of the superintendent of this enterprise. - Having crossed the mountains several times by the Placerville route I am able to draw a comparison which will render the respective advantages of the two quite clear to those who have traveled either.  The road from Placerville, finely graded though it is, has greater hights to overcome, and is compelled to seek the lower levels much more often than does the Henness Pass road.  The former traverses few valleys or table lands, until it reaches Carson Valley; and when the traveler has pushed his way up the steep side of one mountain spur, it is only to descend again on the other side, and repeat the operation over and over again half a dozen times.  The approach to the summit, as everybody knows, is very arduous, and the graded road by which the descent thence to Lake Valley is made, is long, steep and difficult.  The second summit - - that between Lake Valley and Carson Canon - - which was formerly one of the terrors of the route, fortunately is avoided now by the Daggett trail; but I do not hesitate to say that the heavily loaded team must necessarily expend more force in dragging over the steep acclivities which separate Strawberry and Lake Valleys, than is necessary to overcome all the grades between the first crossing of the Yuba and the Steamboat Valley, on the Henness Pass route.  These are facts which sooner or later will be admitted and availed of by all who are engaged in transporting merchandise or precious metals over the mountains. - The Henness Pass road makers will not quite finish their work during the present season; but another month will have removed every obstacle that would prove a serious barrier to the passage of teams hauling, say, 11,000 pounds each.  The projectors of the Truckee Turnpike, as it is called, claim that an ordinary freighting team can haul at least 3,000 pounds more per trip via the Henness Pass than via Strawberry Valley; and I should judge their estimates not at all exaggerated.  Certainly they have given us the best mountain road I ever saw in any country.  It is abundantly supplied with good bridges, avoids low, swampy grounds, and eschews the mud-holes.  Its grades are all wide enough for the passage of teams going in opposite directions, and their most difficult points involve an ascent of only sixteen inches to the rod in coming Erst [sic], and seventeen inches to the rod in going West.  The scenery of this route is less grand and imposing than that on the Placerville; while the latter would, for this season, be preferred by the mere tourist, the former must command the largest share of transportation. - The following table gives the distances on the Henness Pass route:  From San Juan to first crossing of the Yuba...2 miles; Thence to Plum Valley...10 miles; Thence to Forest City Junction...8 miles; Thence to Milton's...15 miles; Thence to Jackson ranch... 3 1/4 miles; Thence to Maple's ranch...12 miles; Thence to Sardine Valley... 111/2 miles; Thence to O'Neil's ranch...10 miles; Thence to Stout's... 6 1/2 miles; Thence to Huffaker's (Steamboat Valley)... 8 miles; Thence to Virginia City...11 miles; 97 1/4; From Marysville to San Juan...38 miles; Total...135 1/4 miles.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/19/1860 - In Jail - The Marysville Democrat says:  "Coffin and Brown, the supposed Horsetown murderers, are now in jail in this city, charged with burglary and robbery at the Barton House, on the La Porte road, in this county, on the night of August 28th.  They are also supposed to be the same persons who committed a recent robbery in Jamison City."

Marysville Daily Appeal - 9/27/1860, p3 - A Shooting Affair - A spectator gives us this account of an affray which occurred on High street, yesterday, between two teamsters named Sheldon and Simpson.  There seems to have been an old quarrel between the parties, which was renewed when they met at the corner of Second and High street.  Simpson is said to have followed Sheldon up with a black snake whip in one hand and a butcher-knife in the other striking him over the head with the whip and swearing that he would "cut his damn guts out."  Sheldon finally got out of reach of his pursuer, said he was ready for him, drew a pistol and fired.  The ball, glanced from a brick wall without harm to Simpson, and passed in dangerous proximity to a shoemaker who was witnessing the affray.  Simpson then jumped into a house close at hand, saying as he went away, "wait, and I'll be ready for you."  He then purchased a pistol somewhere and was returning to find Sheldon, when a policeman met him, and took his pistol away. - We are told that the belligerents subsequently had an amicable meeting and drank together as friends.  We are glad of it, but surely they ought to be apprehended for endangering the lives of innocent people, and we are surprised that no spectator of the affray has informed upon them and had them arrested.

Daily Alta California - 10/8/1860 - Improvements in Marysville - The following buildings were chronicled as in process of erection in Marysville, by the Democrat:  A new Presbyterian church, corner of D and Fifth streets; and Odd Fellow's hall, and six or eight brick stores and frame cottages.  Scarcely any houses are for rent in the city.  The business men are doing well, and the town generally gives evidence of prosperity.

Daily Alta California - 10/19/1860 - Interior News: Ditch Property - A correspondent writes the Marysville Appeal, from Hansonville, that the great South Feather Water Company's ditch, which cost about $200,000, has just gone into the hands of D. W. Gaskill and J. B. Bartholomew, who held a heavy mortgage on it.

1861

Sacramento Daily Union - 1/1/1861 - Statistics of California - 1860:  The State:  Record of Principal Events for 1860 - [snipped]  Jan. 28 - Forbestown, Butte county, destroyed by fire; total loss, $25,000.  Feb. 25 - A Frenchman named Pierre St. Marie, killed himself at La Porte, Sierra county, under the effects of liquor.  May 22 - Board of State Reform School Commissioners met at Marysville and organized.  June 6 - Ex-Senator H. P. Haun, of Marysville, died at his residence.  June 9 - Marysville stage attacked by robbers seven miles from Chico, Butte county, and the express box of Wells, Fargo & Co. robbed of $15,000.  July 20 - Board of State Reform School Commissioners adopted the plans of J. A. Steele, of Marysville.  July 22 - D. P. Whitney, in Yuba county, accidentally killed his adopted son by shooting him through the head.  Sept. 3 - The Second Annual Fair of the Marysville District Agricultural Society was commenced to-day.  Sept. 5 - Ten-mile trot between Jack Gambill, Julia Aldrich and Fanny Washington, at Marysville, for $1,000; won by former.  Oct. 5 - A Mrs. Wilson and four children, emigrants, were capsized in Feather river, while fording with their teams, and three of the little ones drowned.  Oct. 14 - A new and beautiful church was dedicated at Marysville by the First Presbyterian Society.  Nov. 24 - The old bridge over Feather river, near the Yuba, fell, carrying with it loaded teams, oxen, and one man; no serious results to either.  Dec. 23 - Twenty-six horses and mules were burned in a stable destroyed by fire at Marysville.  Total loss, $12,000.

Sacramento Daily Union - 7/4/1861 - Fire in Marysville - Marysville, July 3d. - A fire broke out here at two o'clock this afternoon, in a stable belonging to G. Cora, situated on C street, between Second and Third, spreading over nearly half the block, burning stables of Purket & Boskins, blacksmiths' shop of A. P. Spear, and sundry small wooden buildings.  Twelve mules and horses were burned, among which one valued at a thousand dollars.  A large team loaded with goods for Timbuctoo was also burned. - The heat was intense to-day, the thermometer being at 105.

Sacramento Daily Union - 7/6/1861 - The Fire at Marysville - The Appeal, of July 4th, gives the following particulars of this fire, referred to in the Union:  - Yesterday, about noon, fire was discovered breaking through the roof of Cora's stable, on C street, near Third.  The weather having been extremely hot, the roof and surrounding buildings were as dry as tinder, and the stable was almost instantly consumed, with its contents, among which were twelve or fourteen mules and horses, sets of harness and one loaded wagon and four horses belonging to a Timbuctoo teamster.  In the load was a lot of powder which blew up with some noise during the fire.  From this stable, which was of wood, the fire extended down C street to the stable and grain store of C. G. Bockius, and the stable, which was of wood, was at once consumed - a brick office and store room in the midst being preserved untouched.  Several valuable animals and wagons were in this stable, but were saved.  Next above Cora's stable, on D street, was a boot and shoe shop, which was only partially burned, being built of brick, as was the United States Stable, owned by James Turkot, which stood next in order, and was speedily consumed, the animals being saved.  A small cigar and clothing store came next, and was partly destroyed, the contents being saved in a damaged condition.  A brick building, owned by A. P. Spear, and occupied by Regner & Co. as an eating-house, stood next on C street, and was slightly damaged; and thence the fire extended to Spear's blacksmith shop, on the corner of Third and C streets, which was considerably damaged, the rear being burnt off, and sundry tools and implements were here destroyed, which will prove a serious loss to Spear.  Next on Third street toward Virgin alley was a Chinese wash-house, a wooden stable, occupied by Green & Co., and a wooden shop on the corner of Virgin alley, occupied by Jerry Donovan.  This property was all owned by Lee McGown and Logan, and was entirely consumed.  In the rear of Cora's stable, on the alley, was his dwelling-house, a small wooden building, entirely consumed.  Crossing the alley, the flames took away a row of sheds and stables belonging to D. E. Knight, Subers and Dr. Nutter, in which latter stable were a large number of invalided horses, which were all saved.  Here the progress of the fire was stayed after nearly consuming half the block.  Of course it is not possible to give anything more than a rough estimate of the amount of damage done, but we have ascertained the following items of loss to be nearly correct, to wit:  Charles G. Bockius, flour and feed store and stable, loss, $2,000 - no insurance; Cora's stable, owned by Marven & Co., loss, $1,500 - no insurance; Regner & Co., eating house, loss, $100; Turkot, United States stable, loss, $1,500 - insured; A. P. Spear, $1,000 - no insurance; Lee McGown & Co., wooden buildings on Third street, loss not known; wooden stables on Virgin alley, and rear of bakery on E street, loss, $1,000. The total amount of property destroyed would probably reach $10,000, exclusive of the load of goods and animals consumed in Cora's stable.

Sacramento Daily Union - 6/6/1861 - Speech of General Shields in Marysville - Reply of C. E. De Long - There was a good turn out of the people last night at the Pavilion to hear this distinguished veteran speak in behalf of  the Union.  The Marysville Brass Band discoursed some good music during the assembling of the audience, and after the performance of the "Star Spangled Banner," the President of the Union Club, Jewett, introduced General Shields, who was greeted with hearty applause.  The speaker disclaimed at the outset all intention of making a set speech, but expressed a willingness and desire to speak, however unprepared, for the Union and for the flag which he had followed in war and in peace.  Alluding to the fact that he had been invited to speak by a Union Club, he said that he had heard a great deal about forming a great Union party, but thought that there was no need of any such party to run men for office, and that there was no secession party, as such, in this State; that it was a ridiculous fancy to suppose such a thing.  He hopes that, however the rage for secession many obtain in the South, it has no hold on the hearts of the people, but is a frenzy which will not be sufficient to divide the Union, which the speaker believes to be indivisible.  He dislikes to hear abuse of the South and Southern men, and never hears the character of the South attacked by Northern men with patience.  The speaker paid a high compliment to the spontaneous and generous outburst of the North, and eloquently described the gathering of the patriotic bands of the North for the defense of the Government.  He further stated that he did not believe that the war was to be one of subjugation and aggression, and, though a Democrat, he was with the President so far.  He wants to see the Government sustained and vindicated, though, if possible, not by the exercise of the warlike power of the Government.  And the Speaker still thinks that there will be no civil war, for the exhibition of the spirit of the North will be sufficient to convince the South of the futility of her struggle against the Government, and that an amicable settlement can be reached.  General Shields does not like to hear a South Carolinian condemn the action of his own  State, and can't understand how Southern men in California sympathize with their States at home, and thinks that California, the pet child of the General Government, which had denied her nothing, has nothing to fear from the Secessionists, and that no proscription should be exercised in this loyal State.  The General said that he was not ready to pledge himself to the Administration of Abe Lincoln, but he would pledge himself to sustain the Government while constitutionally administered, to the Administration in all constitutional measures, and to the sustaining of the laws.  He concluded by expressing a hope that the Union might be preserved without bloodshed or war.  The General was frequently interrupted by boisterous applause, and three cheers, given with a will, when he sat down, brought him to his feet again, and he paid a noble tribute to the ability, humanity and patriotism of General Scott, and when he called for three cheers for the old veteran now at the head of the United States army, the cheers which arose were deafening and enthusiastic. - Senator De Long being called for, made his appearance on the stand, and, after a brief apology for speaking at all, proceeded to make a very excellent speech, in which he took exceptions to the remarks of the previous speaker that there were were [rept] no Secessionists in this State, and nothing to fear from them; he had heard the hateful doctrine boldly advocated in the halls of the Legislature of the State, had seen the fallacies of secession theories tricked out in all the glory of rhetorical flourish and bombast, and thought that the men who had there taunted the North with cowardice, would have hurried this State into disunion had they not been terrified of the uprising of the loyal people.  Briefly reviewing the abstract right of revolution and secession, and its bearing upon the present issue, he spoke out manfully against that petty State pride which would compel a man to side with his State against the General Government, and concluded with hoping that men from all States would remember they were Americans and citizens of one common country. De Long was loudly applauded, and his unconditional Union sentiments met with a ready and hearty response from the audience.  The band played us out of the Pavilion, and the crowd went home with the conviction that they had heard a good Union speech. - Marysville Appeal, June 5th.

1862

Sacramento Daily Union - 5/1/1862 - Rich Quartz - Some rich quartz has been discovered in a ravine worked some years since by John Carley, near Hansonville, Yuba county.  The gold is visible throughout.

Sacramento Daily Union - 6/3/1862 - Postmasters have received commissions as follows:  James W. Hollister, San Diego, San Diego county; George Bramell, Clarksville, El Dorado county; Richard S. Bartow, Oregon City, Clackamas county, Oregon; George P. Tibbetts, San Luis Rey, San Diego county.  A Post Office has been established at Burnett, Santa Clara county.  Hereafter the Post Office at Hansonville, Butte county, will be known as Miller's Ranch Post Office. - Appointments have been received from the Department as follows:  John Barry, Burnett, Santa Clara county; William Montgomery, Miller's Ranch (late Hansonville) Butte county; Storer W. Field, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz county; Edward A. Pierson, Cherokee, Butte county.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 10/14/1862, p2 - Marysville and Beckwith Pass Wagon Road - The Mountain Messenger gives the following description of this fine route through Northern Sierra to Washoe:  - Having recently taken a trip over the line of this road from Newark to the Rough and Ready Mills, we are more than ever impressed with the beauty and utility of the route.  The grandeur of the landscape viewed by the traveler, in passing the summit above the Slate Creek House, and winding around the mountain heights beyond, can hardly be equalled elsewhere in California; while the ride along the Jamison Creek, in the massive rocky canon, through which the stream passes, will delight every lover of Nature's poetry and music.  The route passes through a succession of verdant valleys, with grass and fodder sufficient to sustain large numbers of stock. - When fully developed, the quartz district through which this road passes-in the vicinity of Jamison Creek-will we verily believe, be the most famous in the State.  The construction of this road will tend to hasten its development.  The "pike" is already graded several miles beyond McRae's Ranch-enough to show what a pleasant route it will make when completed.  Surveyor Carter has given us the distance from place to place on the line, which we will state for the benefit of our readers:  From Newark to Slate Creek House, 3 miles; from Little Nelson to McRae's Ranch, 6 1/2 miles; from McRae's to Rough and Ready Mills, 4 1/2 miles; from Rough and Ready Mills, to crossing of Middle fork of Feather River, 7 1/2 miles; from thence to Beckwith's Ranch, 10 3/4 miles; thence to Beckwith Pass, 17 1/2; thence to Antelope Ranch, on the State line, 9 1/2.  It is 8 miles from La Porte to Newark, which makes the distance from this place to the State line 71 miles.

 

1864

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/26/1864 - City Intelligence:  Quartz Mining in Yuba. - The Marysville Express of February 25th has a correspondent who writes from Hansonville, an old mining section, as follows:  As quartz mining appears to be the order of the day, I wish to call the attention of your numerous readers to the ledges in this vicinity.  In the first place, as all the ravines and gulches have been extremely rich, and as there is no gravel range in this section, they must have been fed directly from the quartz veins which traverse the county in every direction, and a number of them will yield a prospect of a most flattering nature.  There is one belonging to Quick & Co. within a few hundred yards of Hansonville, that will pay at least $200 per ton.  It is true the ledge is narrow on the surface, but the company are about to sink a deep shaft, and there is no doubt about their finding a vein that will equal, if not excel, anything in Brown [sic] valley.  Platt & Co. are now prospecting a ledge within three miles of this place, with every chance of success.  The rock looks good and prospects exceedingly well.  Their first shaft is down thirty-three feet; but I presume they intend sinking a much deeper one, and I have no doubt they will be handsomely rewarded for their labor.  In conclusion, I would say that Hansonville and vicinity is very rich in quartz.  That cannot be doubted; but owing to the lack of capital and imperfect machinery the ledges have never been thoroughly developed.

1865

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/17/1865 - The Post Office Robbery at Marysville - The Appeal of February 16th has some further particulars in regard to this affair:  The publication of the arrest of Eaton brings further developments of his work.  His abstractions will probably amount to several thousand dollars.  Persons who have lost money, and heretofore placed the thieving on the Overland route and in the East, now charge their losses to the Marysville office.  Several parties in town yesterday made known their losses.  The Sisters of Notre Dame lost $40 sent to Baltimore.  The Postmaster received a letter from Timbuctoo, making inquiries, and stating that several registered letters from that office reached their destination in the East minus their moneyed contents.  Further developments may be looked for every day.  Young Eaton makes liberal confessions, feels very penitent and excites considerable sympathy.  He says he knew better, and was never educated for a thief.  His fall can be attributed to bad associations, male and female, and his case should be a warning to his former companions.  No boy ever had the advantages of advice and assistance of better parents and friends.  The management of the plot for the dection of Eaton was principally under the direction of officer Casad.  James Haworth, Deputy Postmaster Meek and the Special Agent are also entitled to much credit for the success of the expose.  The Postmaster and his clerks, though they regret that such wholesale robbery should occur in the Marysville office, feel gratified that the guilty is caught and the innocent exonerated.  Special Agent Corbett arrived by steamer on Tuesday night, and was busy with the case yesterday.  We understand that Eaton says he has $300 on deposit at Red Bluff, with H. W. Luhrs, and that steps were taken yesterday to recover this money.  There was also a rumor that Luhrs would be arrested. - The Express adds: - Postal Agent Corbett arrived in this city on Tuesday night, on business connected with the late mail robbery at the Marysville Post Office.  Young Eaton, the prisoner, will be taken to San Francisco to-day, in charge of officer Casad, accompanied by the Postal Agent, and be taken before the United States Grand Jury, which is now or soon will be in session.

Stockton Daily Independent - Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA - Thursday, 3/23/1865 - Lost in the Woods – The Marysville 'Express' of the 20th March says: Mrs. E. Warren, who resides at the Yuba County House, on Sunday of last week, in attempting to go to the house of one of the neighbors, about a half mile distant, lost her way in a piece of wood, where she remained 2 days and nights exposed to the rain and cold. At last she found her way to the house of Mr. Moore, about 4 miles from her home. In the meantime at least 100 men were in search of the lost woman. (R.T.)

Sacramento Daily Union - 11/2/1865 - Military Tournament at Marysville - Marysville, November 1st. - The military tournament held here to-day was attended by the following companies:  Yuba Light Infantry, Captain Brown; Oroville Guards, Captain Hunt; Bangor Guard, Captain Watson; Union Guard, Captain Winkley; Hooker Guard, Captain Myers; Marysville Rifles, Captain Quain; Saragossa Guard, Captain Murse - numbering, all told, three hundred men - the whole under command of Colonel Hubbard.  After a dress parade the companies were marched to the depot, whence they were taken to the Marysville Park by a special train of the California Northern Railroad Company.  Here they contested for a prize of $700, offered by the Union Guard, of this city, for the best target practice, 150 yards, regulation muskets.  The shooting was done by a detachment of twenty-five men from each company - three shots to each man.  The prize was won by the Oroville Guard, beating the Yuba Light Infantry seven inches out of seventy-five shots, string measure, putting thirty-four shots into the target - the Camptonville Company putting in thirty-three.  After the shooting the battalion returned to the city, where they will remain to-morrow, the guests of the Union Guard.

1866

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/19/1866 - Robbery - Between Rough and Ready and Timbuctoo, lately, two men named Edward Davis and James Hunt, with their lady partners, were robbed of $60.

Daily Alta California - 4/19/1866 - State Items:  The following is an extract from a letter written by John McSheffrey, at Hansonville, April 13th.  It appears in the California Express, "On Thursday night, 12th inst., while the mining shift were at work in the mining claim of Messrs. McTigue & McSheffrey, on Brown's Ravine, near Hansonville, they sluiced out the body of a man who is supposed to have been murdered.  The flesh was still upon the bones, but the stench was so great that the men were obliged to leave the spot.  It is to be regretted that owing to the action of the water and the darkness of the night preventing the men from seeing what they were doing, the body became so broken up and scattered that it is impossible to recognize it, or to come to any conclusion as to the cause of death."

Sacramento Daily Union - 4/21/1866 - Yuba Railroad - The report that Colonel Wilson was surveying a new line of railroad via the foothills is probably incorrect.  We were informed yesterday by Alderman Hawley that a party of surveyors were at work last week on the old line, at Bear river, for the purpose of locating piles on the grading washed away by the late high water.  This fact does not look like changing the line of the road - - the line we gave $65,000 as a subsidy.  The iron for the road is arriving at Lincoln, and it is reported that it will be laid down to Bear river in forty-five days.  As soon as completed to that station, we suppose the stages will meet the cars there and arrive here about an hour and a half earlier than at present. - Marysville Appeal, April 20th.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/14/1866 - The Wine Business in Yuba - In some correspondence of the Marysville Appeal, from Paulinville, twenty-five miles above Marysville, we notice this account of a wine producer there:  Foremost among the vine growers is our Postmaster, who gave the name to this burg.  Monsieur Paulin Rouzi, a most energetic and industrious man, who came here some six years ago, his only capital his strong arms (he is a blacksmith), by dint of industry and economy has accumulated a handsome little fortune.  He had this year 60,000 vines in bearing, which produces upwards of 5,000 gallons of superior wine, and he sold in the mountains upward of 60,000 pounds of grapes, which would, if worked up, have yielded 5,000 gallons more.  He will have an additional 40,000 vines in bearing next season.  He has erected a fine fire-proof building, with large wine cellars.  He made this season four wine casks which surpass any in size and workmanship I have ever seen in the State.  They are each eight feet long and upwards of six feet in diameter - - in the aggregate possessing a capacity of upwards of 5,000 gallons.  Two of them are of redwood, the others of California oak; the redwood is preferable to the oak.  Connected with the cellar is a French wine press, which is a model.  In the valleys of this State there is an almost universal complaint of the absence of sacharine matter; here it is the reverse.  Rouzi assured me that the grape here is fully as rich in sugar as it is in the north of France, near Marseilles.

1867

Daily Alta California - 1/14/1867 - Industrial Condition of the Coast - [snip] However, the agricultural production of the State is rapidly increasing, and that fact implies general success.  The Courrier de San Francisco gives an interesting description of Paulinville, a little horticultural village twenty-five miles from Marysville, on the Forbestown road.  Six or eight years ago Paulin Rouzé, a Gascon blacksmith, built a smithy near the mining camp of Frenchtown, and as he got a good trade from his compatriots, he prospered, and he began to adorn the bare hill about his cabin with a few vines and fruit trees.  The vines throve, and he got more and more; and his French countrymen who had before given all their attention to the search for gold, followed his example, and now Paulinville is one of the prettiest and most prosperous villages within a considerable circuit.  The founder of the town has 60,000 vines in bearing, and 40,000 more that will be in bearing next year.  This is only one of many places in the Sierra Nevada where the grape is crowding on the heels of the gold.

Sacramento Daily Union -3/21/1867 - Desperate Attempt To Rob - The Marysville Appeal of March 20th says:  A correspondent at Paulinville, a few days ago, sent us a brief account of the attempted robbery of B. D. Rodman's store, at Natchez.  Another correspondent sends the following additional particulars in reference to the same bold and desperate attempt.  The writer says:  "About eight o'clock of the 11th instant a knock at the door was answered by Potter, the clerk, who sleeps in the store.  On opening the door three masked robbers clinched Potter and pointed their pistols at his head, threatening to blow his brains out if he made any alarm.  But Potter cried 'Murder!' which brought Rodman out of  his house with a double-barreled shotgun, who saw one of the masked robbers looking stealthily around the corner of the store.  Rodman rushed around to the back door, and, it being open, went in, when one of the robbers commenced shooting at him from behind a heavy cast-iron stove, and discharged two shots at Rodman.  The first went through the stovepipe and lodged in a boot box.  The second shot passed through his hat brim, one and a half inches from his head.  Rodman returned the fire by shooting at the black mask on the face of one of the robbers, who had Potter closely grasped around the body, while the third robber was 'going through' Potter's pockets.  On the instant of the discharge of the shotgun the robber shot at gave a spasmodic jerk, and they all ran out of the door - - one of them with an ounce of bird shot in his face, eyes and neck, and the other with ten dollars and fifty cents, which he took out of Potter's pockets.  Potter received a dozen glancing shots on his breast, but doing no harm.  The robber is a medium-sized man, and is badly shot in the face, eyes and neck with No. 4 bird shot, which marks inclined on the right side, and may be the cause of his detection.

1868

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/7/1868 - Yuba County - Whole number of school districts, 30; number of children between 5 and 15 years of age, 1,140; number of months school was maintained, 126; number of children under five years of age, 623; number of children who have attended public school during the year, 823; number of children who have attended private school during the year, 75; number of children who have attended no school during the year, 803; average number belonging, 648; average daily attendance, 566; percentage of attendance, 87; cash paid for teachers' salaries, $7,169.07; other expenses, $1,651.92; total expenses, $8,820.00; total receipts, $11,074.10; balance on hand, $2,253.11; total valuation of school property, $11,320.80; average monthly wages of male teachers, $64.80; average monthly wages of female teachers, $54.30. County assessment roll for 1867, $1,536,372.  Rate of tax levied, 25 cents on each $100. - Yuba county raised last year 32,210 pounds wool, 48,667 pounds butter, 7,685 acres barley, 7,308 acres wheat, and 8,905 pounds honey.  It had 2,556 ducks, 8,433 turkeys, 30,807 chickens, 8,356 hogs, 9,517 sheep, 4,700 cattle, 590 mules, and 2,246 horses.  It made 3,120 gallons brandy and 55,280 gallons wine.  It had 494,472 grape vines, 293,459 strawberry vines, 20,304 raspberry plants, 7,661 gooseberry plants, 302 walnut trees, 441 almond, 1,318 fig, 2,411 apricot, 2,551 quince, 2,182 cherry, 5,168 plum, 9,011 pear, 33,939 peach and 39,846 apple trees.

1869

Sacramento Daily Union - 1/9/1869 - Plumas County - The following items are clipped from the La Porte Union of January 3d. - At Forbestown, on the 27th ultimo, W. Tompkins was accidentally shot.  The ball entered his left breast and coming out struck his arm.  The wound is severe and a dangerous one.  We learn that Tompkins was out hunting and another person, also hunting, saw him in the bushes and mistaking him for "game," blazed away, with the result as stated above. - B. W. Barns, of this place, has received the appointment of Deputy Federal Revenue Tax Collector for this District, composed of the counties of Plumas and Lassen.  We learn that J. S. Root resigned the position on account of ill health.  J. W. Ward, of Susanville, is the Deputy Assessor for the District. - We have had considerable of a storm during the past week.  On Thursday and Friday about two and three-fourths feet of snow fell, but on Friday night it commenced raining and is "still at it."

1871

Sacramento Daily Union - 1/2/1871 - Statistics of California - - 1870: The State:  Record of Notable Events for 1870:  [snipped] January 1st: Colored people celebrated emancipation in various parts of the State. - February 16th:  As John Rice, Miss Rice and Miss Holcomb were crossing the Honcut near Timbuctoo, their buggy tipped over and Miss Rice was drowned. - April 10th:  John Hammel suicided in Marysville by cutting his throat. - April 20th:  E. A. Pierce, living in a cabin ten miles from Yuba City, was burned to death last night. - April 26th:  A blast of 14,000 pounds of powder was exploded successfully at Sucker Flat, Yuba county. - May 22d:  Patrick Gallagher fell down a shaft, sixty feet deep, at the Spring Valley Water works, near Seventeen-mile House, and both legs were badly broken. - May 29th:  Turners' picnic near Marysville, attended by 2,000 persons. - May 30th:  Mrs. J. J. Riggs was burned to death by the conflagration of her house near Yuba City. - July 10th:  Mrs. Lettie Berton was burned to death at Marysville. - July 25th:  The barn, outbuildings, two horses and twenty tons of hay, property of David Austin, Sutter county, was burned; loss, $10,000. - August 29th:  George, Katie and Lewis Walthers, aged respectively 5 1/2, 7 and 9 years, were playing in their father's granary, ten miles from Yuba City, when a pile of wheat fell on them, killing George and injuring the others severely. - September 5th:  Northern District Fair opened at Marysville. - September 18th:  James Farraca, while sick and delirious, jumped from the third story of the Western Hotel, Marysville, and was killed. - October 24th:  The dwelling of H. S. Maddox burned at Forbestown; loss $2,000. - November 5th:  Fred. Shuster shot and killed John Miller at La Porte. - December 10th:  John Howden fell from some trestle work near Wheatland and broke his leg. - December 20th:  Charles Richardson's house at Marysville was burglarized, the inmates chloroformed, and $500 worth of jewelry stolen. - December 28th:  A man named Dougherty shot and killed Mrs. Dennis at Wheatland for refusing to marry him.

Daily Alta California - 2/12/1871 - California:  Marysville - Marysville, February 11th. - The Marysville skating rink, at Eureka Hall, is crowded to-night with amateurs. The hall is well fitted up and will be formally opened on Monday evening next. - Proctor's Theatre troupe, from Sacramento, will commence a three night engagement on Monday. - John O'Mera, foreman of the Smartsville Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Claims, had his left leg broken at Sucker Flat to-day, by the breaking of the hydraulic pipe. - Two hundred acres of land in one tract, sown with the castor bean, in this vicinity, will yield 125 tons. - One of the five Mexicans arrested in Auburn, Placer County, for cattle stealing in this county, was examined to-day, and held to answer before the next grand jury.  He gave his name as Trinidad. The rest will be brought up for examination on Monday. - The weather is clear and pleasant.

Sacramento Daily Union - 3/31/1871 - Railroad Survey. - The Marysville Appeal of March 30th has the following:  R. L. Harris, who has been making the survey of the proposed route between this city, Grass Valley and Nevada, arrived in this city last evening, having completed his out-door labors. From him we gather the following facts relative to the survey:  A maximum grade of 116 feet to the mile was found in but two places in this county, and these of but short distances of about a mile each.  From Grass Valley to the river, the grade is all descending.  Twenty-six miles of the road will run through Nevada county.  The survey crossed the Yuba river at Swiss Bar with a trial line.  Starting from Nevada City they came by Grass Valley, to Dead Man's ravine, Dry creek, Penn valley, Squirrel creek, Pet Hill creek, Empire ranch, (within three-quarters of a mile of Smartsville) Timbuctoo hill, keeping the Yuba slope of the hills west of Timbuctoo.  After crossing the river the route took the high land near Mrs. Casey's, striking the Oroville road, about two miles north of the city. The line was in Penn valley from the junction of the Marysville and Sacramento wagon roads to the outlet at Squirrel creek.  Harris reports the route a very favorable one for a mountain line.  There is a choice of several routes between Grass Valley and Nevada, either of which is practicable, all presenting good features.  The field work is now completed, but Harris will not be able to make a full report for three or four weeks, owing to the great amount of office work to be done.

Daily Alta California - 12/9/1871 - State Items - The Marysville Appeal, of the 8th, says that C. E. De Long, Minister to Japan, has presented the Masonic fraternity of that city with three brass vases or candlesticks.  In the letter accompanying them, and addressed to Colonel Whitesides, Minister De Long explains how and when he obtained them.  On the 27th of May last he assisted in organizing and installing the first lodge of F. and A. M. ever organized in that country.  It was organized at Yedo.  These candlesticks were used on that occasion, and the Minister learning that once they had done service in the Buddhist temple, procured and sent them to his Masonic brethren of this city, not as articles of value, but as a memento of the wondrous change now being wrought by the interchange of ideas and customs.  Fancy these candlesticks, which once held the sacred candles before the Buddhist Idol, now standing in the hall or lodge-room of the enlightened Christian Order.  Verily, the world moves.  The articles are about two and a half feet high, with a corrugated stem, decreasing in size until it ends in a sort of board, which holds the taper or whatever was used in place of it. - The Grass Valley Republican of the 7th has the following:  No trace has yet been found of Mrs. Keifer, the missing lady who disappeared so mysteriously at Smartsville last week.  Her father and brother, the Mr. Crarys, were in Grass Valley on Tuesday, making inquiries and searching for her.  The affair is enveloped in profound mystery.  Telegrams have been sent in every direction, but no clue as to where she may be has yet been obtained.  We understand her father proposes to increase the reward from $250 to $800. The young lady is very respectably connected, and the affair is creating intense interest wherever she was known.  It is believed by detectives that Mrs. Keifer is in or near Grass Valley.

1872

Pacific Rural Press - 3/16/1872 - Notes of Travel in Yuba County - (By our Traveling Correspondent.) - Marysville - The county seat of this county, is situated about 40 miles distant from Sacramento city via. rail, not the shortest, but the only route by which your city is reached at this writing; the railroad via. Knight's Landing and Davisville, being completely submerged in places.  This city contains about 6,000 inhabitants, ahs two first-class hotels, the "Western House" and "Dawson House," and in a manufacturing way, is second to none of its size, in the State. - Best & Brown's "Separator" - Is manufactured at this place, the patent upon which was obtained through your office.  The proprietors of this separator are at present only manufacturing models, for the purchasers of county rights; 14 men are regularly employed and $20,000 worth of county rights have been disposed of within the last 30 days.  It is a portable machine, costs $500, and has a capacity of cleaning 60 tons of grain, or see of any description, daily;  it is especially adapted for cleaning barley for brewers, castor beans, etc.; if a half dozen kinds of grain be mixed, it will separate each, in a different sack.  So highly pleased were the Japanese with it, (when they visited this city a few weeks since) that they propose to introduce it into Japan to clean rice with.  I am satisfied it is a fortune to its owners. - Eureka Gang Plow - Hill's patent is another of the important manufactured articles of this city.  Messrs. Hill & Knaugh, proprietors, are at present working a force of 20 men in the manufacture of some half dozen kinds of single gang and sod-plows.  The Eureka sulky plow, a double gang, all iron except the pole, is manufactured at $95 each; with chilled cast-iron points at $85; the Champion deep-tilling stubble plow at from $85 to $90.  They also manufacture a sod or tule plow on trucks, with seat for driver at from $80 to $90.  Several I saw in use, gave entire satisfaction; their plows for gravelly ground (especially made) are a great success. - Doors, Windows and Blinds - One of the largest establishments of this class of articles anywhere in the interior of the State, is carried on at this place by Messrs. Swain & Hudson; they do a general turning and scroll-sawing business in addition, and at present are employing 50 men.  Their manufactory is situated on the corner of First and D streets. - Guns, Rifles, and Pistols - Some of the most extraordinary, and I am credibly informed, the most effective weapons, manufactured on this Coast, emanate from the establishment of B. Biglow [sic], 95, D. street, Marysville.  The celebrated "Kit Carson" carries a seven shooter repeating rifle, made by Mr. B. since his residence here.  As it may be of some interest to the sporting, and target shooting readers of the Press, I will mention a few kinds of weapons made by Mr. B. - - together with the prices charged.  Common hunting rifle from $25 to $100; target rifles, from $45 to $200; seven shooter repeating rifles from $100 to $200, after the Billinghurst patent, with rifled cylinder; double-barrelled rifle, one above the other, from $65 to $150; shot gun and rifle combined, from $50 to $120. - Scirpus Lacustris - S. D. Baldwin, jeweler, of this place, has lately patented through your office, and claims the right of manufacturing paper and other fabrics from the above named substance, which is common tule; it grows from 3 to 12 feet high, has an outer fibre, and an inner pulp.  The specimens shown your correspondent, have a staple equal to the best cotton.  With the immense acreage of tule in California - - should this enterprise prove what is claimed for it, cotton will not longer be "King." - Buckeye Flouring Mill - At this place, A. D. Starr & Co., proprietors, is run by a steam engine of 120 horse power; it has 6 run of burrs, a storage capacity of 1,500 tons, and a capacity of making 250 barrels of flour every 24 hours; 15 men are regularly employed; the machinery used is cog-gearing, and to prevent "backlash," one of Logan's patent Rubber Backlash Springs is attached to the burrs; it gives perfect satisfaction at this mill, and they inform me, completely takes off all "backlash." - Business Men - The principal dealer in stoves, tin, sheet-iron, pumps, copperware, hardware and glassware, is E. L. Ross & Co., No. 66 D. street. - Messrs. Bell & Garrett, are the wholesale and retail grocers of this section, and deal in everything appertaining to that line of trade, making it the chief head quarters for farmers for miles around. - Nevada Stage Co. - Running between Marsyville and Nevada [City], daily (Sundays excepted) is satisfactory to the traveling public; the distance is 40 miles, fare $5.  On the route you pass Timbuctoo, Sucker Flat, Smartsville, Rough and Ready and Grass Valley.  Messsrs.  Chas. Sherman and John Bordwell are proprietors.  L.P.MC.

Daily Appeal - 7/31/1872, p3 - Attempted Assassination - On Friday last, a gentleman of the German persuasion while laboring under a temporary affliction of lager beer, happened in the vicinity of the corner of E and Fifth streets, and while there became quite angry at R. B. Gill and threatened to shoot him, and did really undertake to put his threat in execution, but as the weapon used was a bologna sausage, it failed to go off, and Mr. Gill's life was fortunately spared.  The matter was hushed up, and no arrests will follow in consequence of the attempt to use this novel weapon.

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Pacific Rural Press - 2/1/1873 - The Ancient Sea of the Sacramento Valley - The lecture by Amos Bowman, of the Geological Survey, on Thursday evening, Jan. 16th, was one of much interest to all who desire to become acquainted with the wonderful geological events which preceded and led immediately to the present configuration of the country now embraced within our Pacific States and Territories, and during which our immense deposits of auriferous gravel were formed, and which ultimately resulted in raising from the depths of the sea those broad and fruitful planes from the surface of which ouer [sic] farmers are now realizing such immense harvests of golden grain.  The lecture took a wide range, and embraced much to which we cannot now refer.  We propose now to simply confine our report to a few notes on the early physical condition of this Coast, the Pliocene rivers of California, the origin of the auriferous gravel deposits and the condition of - The Ancient Sea of the Sacramento Valley. - After a brief introduction, including the explanation that the Pliocene Period was the concluding epoch of the last great geological subdivision of time, at the conclusion of which the upright, mammalian, walking and articulating man, made his appearance on the earth, the speaker pictured to his audience the Pliocene Sea, which once occupied the region now known as the Sacramento Valley, and extending from near Shasta on the north to the extreme southern limit of the Tulare Valley on the south. - Standing upon the top of some jutting rock, about midway up the Slope of the Sierra Nevada, and looking westward, before you lies this vast departed sea of the period of the ancient rivers, embraced in one grand sweep of vision, extending some three hundred miles in length, and covering about 30,000 miles of area, with a depth of over a thousand feet below the present bed of the Sacramento river, as is shown by the Stockton artesian well, which yielded golden sands to near its bottom.  The Marysville Buttes were then a fiery island, like Stromboli, of the Mediterranean.  Farther to the north was Mount Shasta, built up to a hight of 14,000 feet by its erupting lavas.  Still further north, Mounts Hood and Baker - twin-brothers of Shasta - presented their lofty summits, belching forth fire and smoke.  Directly in front of the observer were Mounts Diablo and Tamalpais, between which were the straits, which connected this sea or gulf with the ocean.  In the rear, and not far distant, might have been seen a long line of volcanos flaming up from far into Oregon, and following the present summit of the Sierras, as far south as Silver Mountain, Mono, and beyond. - This ancient sea was separated from the ocean by a range of low hills or islands, along what is now known as the Coast Range.  The waters stood on the flanks of the Sierra Nevada at an altitude of about 600 feet, above the present base of the foot-hills - near the level of where is now Shasta City; above Horse Town; not far from Oroville and Timbuctoo; somewhere between Pino and Auburn; above Knight's Ferry, and not far below the base of the Tuolumne and Calaveras Table Mountain.  The shores of this ancient pliocene sea, the adjacent islands and the gentle slopes of the Sierras (not then as high as now) were clothed with forests, differing materially from those now existing in that locality, and embracing countless numbers of palms.  Huge turtles wallowed in the shallow bays, and strange antediluvian animals, - huge elephants, twice as large as any now in existence; oxen of proportionate size, and mastodons, tapirs and camels roamed through the forests.  Horses were then natives of this continent, and primeval man, differing materially from any present races, was then existing, and with the animals joint possessors of the soil, and a witness of the grand physical phenomena to be described.  He alone, however, of the animals named, was enabled to survive the convulsions of nature and changes of climate; and this he did by his well-known independence of geographical range and conditions, and his superior capacity for guarding against the vicissitudes of time and change. - At this time those famous rivers, the gravel-filled beds of which are now affording such abundant harvests of gold mines, were pouring their waters into the pliocene sea.  Such was the physical and topographical condition of things in this portion of the world in the pliocene era - a hundred thousand years ago, more or less.  But as change is Nature's law, this state of things could not exist forever. - Following those changes as recorded in the Book of Nature - and God tells us no uncertain, half-told tale, but always leaves us a sample piece from which we may reason inductively or by analogy - we arrive at - A Series of Grand Natural Events - Filling up the Ancient and Opening the Present Rivers. - Corresponding to great periods of time, which were stated by the lecturer substantially as follows: - 1st. - The Pliocene or ancient eroding period, during which these deep, "dead" river channels were cut into the "bed-rock." - 2d. - These Pliocene channels filling up with gravel - or the choking or damming period. - 3d. - The active volcanic period of the Sierra when the gravels were capped with lava and volcanic ashes. - 4th. - The cold or glacial period, when the mountain slopes were covered with living, moving glaciers. - 5th. - The modern erosive, or recent period, during which the present river channels were formed, crossing the old channels at various angles. - This peculiar action of successive erosions and filling was not due to local causes, as it applies with great uniformity to all the streams alike, throughout four or five degrees of latitude. - We solve the problem of the Pliocene rivers when we ascertain what made the rivers cease cutting, at some period in the Tertiary, and fill up some 1,200 feet with gravel and boulders at the end of the Pliocene - as marked by the volcanic outbursts - to renew the extraordinary erosive action which has resulted in our present world-famous cañons. Only two causes of a general nature, such as the case calls for, can be mentioned: - 1st.  Changes in the quantity of rain; or, 2d, changes in the grades of the rivers. The same or even a larger quantity of water would have been inadequate to clear the cañons of the loose, red material from the hights where such water was enabled to disengage it, and to bring it as far as to the cañons, where the gravel remains to this day. - A rainless Pliocene period, such as would be implied under the first condition, we know from the rich tropical character of the vegetation found fossil in the gravels, could not have existed.  A rainless period would not have produced the washed gravel boulders, loosened and rounded and carried as far as the deep cañons and then dropped.  There would not have been power to produce any gravel, to say nothing of transporting it. - The speaker ascribed the filling to a lessening of the grades, perhaps by the force which caused the uplift of the Coast Range.  This uplift occurred during the Pliocene period to the extent of at least 800 feet, near Mount Diablo. - Filling up the Sacramento Valley - The filling up of the Sacramento Valley commences with the earliest uplift of the Sierras. The earliest rivers which once flowed through what are now known as the ancient river channels, emptied their debris into the Sacramento Valley, through, perhaps, as many channels as now conduct their waters down the flanks of the Sierras.  After the filling up of those rivers and the opening of the present river system the same flow continued until this ancient sea bed has been thus gradually filled up throughout its whole extent, some 300 miles in length by 50 in breadth, with an average of several hundred feet in depth, or until its bed has been raised to the level of its main and only present outlet through the straits of Carquinez.

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/18/1873 - Domestic News:  Postal Changes - Washington, August 17th. - The following postal changes have been made:  Paulinville, Yuba county, Cal., name and site changed to Hansonville, George Goches appointed Postmaster; at Laconner, Whitcomb county, Washington Territory, established; Cree, Stevens county, Washington Territory, is discontinued.

1874

Daily Appeal - 5/19/1874, p3 - Charged With Burglary - A man named John O'Mara was arrested on Sunday at John Gribner's saloon, corner of C and Fourth streets, in the act of going through several trunks in the room occupied by Mrs. Gribner.  He emptied the contents of one or two trunks of female clothing, and was evidently in search of valuables.  As soon as discovered a watch was placed over him while a messenger was sent to the Station House for an officer.  Officer Devolt soon reached the saloon and took the prisoner in charge.  On leaving the saloon O'Mara made a desperate attempt to break away from the officer.  He was partially intoxicated and fought with the desperation of a man struggling for liberty.  While they were having it rough-and-tumble, both being down on the sidewalk.  Mr. James Haworth went to the assistance of Devolt, and the prisoner was mastered and taken to prison.  O'Mara will be examined this morning on two charges - - burglary and resisting an officer.

1875

Daily Alta California - 1/20/1875 - Last Night's Weather Report - Marysville, January 19th. - The rain-fall has been very heavy and steady for the past fifteen hours, with a warm southeast wind.  The rivers are raising rapidly. The Yuba now (1 p.m.) is standing within a few feet of high water mark. - Despatches from Oroville report the Feather river, at that point, higher than at any time this season, and still rising, but the rain has ceased.  The water will probably reach a high stage at this point, but the utmost confidence is felt in the levees.  A vigilant watch is kept to prevent a repetition of the last accident, which befell the levee from seepage through gopher-holes. - A Chinaman jumped into the Yuba river yesterday, and was drowned.  He made several landings as he floated down the stream, but on the approach of friends to save him he would plunge into the water again, supposing them to be devils in pursuit. - About 150 feet of the railroad is washed out at the crossing of Bear river, near Wheatland.  At Sucker Flat the river is higher than ever known before, and a large quantity of trees and logs is coming down. - The bridge at Timbuctoo is carried away.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/29/1875 - Stage Robbery:  Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Treasure Box Seized:  Arrest of Robbers - Marysville, December 28th. - The Marysville and San Juan stage was robbed of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s treasure box to-day, about five miles from Smartsville, at the same place it was robbed last Wednesday, and the driver thinks by the same party.  Mike Hogan, the driver, was in the act of pointing out the spot of the former robbery to the passengers, when he was cut short in his narration by the words, "Halt, and throw out the box, quick!"  He did as commanded and drove on, the passengers this time not being molested.  There were five men and two young lady passengers.  Hogan, who is an ex-policeman and a man of nerve and experience, organized a party as soon as he arrived in Smartsville and started in pursuit of the robbers.  Strong hopes are entertained that he may succeed in capturing them.  The ground is soft from the rain of last night, which will enable Hogan's party to track them.  The streams are so high on both sides of the scene of the robbery as to be impassable, which will materially lessen the chances of escape.  The robbers are supposed to be white men. - Wells, Fargo & Co.'s detectives have arrested and now have in custody five Spaniards, two Greeks and one white man, on charges of robbing stages in this section, with a certainty of convicting at least a portion of them.

1876

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/24/1876 - From Marysville:  Robberies and Burglary:  Three Men Arrested - Marysville, February 23d. - On Monday night, Henry Kerns, a liquor dealer, was stopped by three masked men on the corner of Sixth and E streets, who presented a pistol at his head and robbed him of a few dollars in coin and some other articles.  Last evening John Scott, a druggist, was confronted by three masked men, supposed to be the same who robbed Kerns, as he was on his way home from a party with his wife, but on showing fight the robbers let him alone.  The show-window in Biglow's gun-shop was broken last night, and three pistols taken, but nothing else molested.  Three men were seen on the Smartsville road Sunday, whose descriptions answer very minutely to that of the gang which has made so many raids on the Nevada and San Juan stages of late, and suspicion points to these as the perpetrators of the outrages in this town during the past two nights.  The Chief of Police received information of the arrest of three men in Colusa to-day, on suspicion of being the parties wanted, and an officer will be sent for them to-morrow.

Sacramento Daily Union - 3/16/1876 - Dr. Wilkins Leaves Marysville for the Napa Asylum: A Dead Chinaman with his Throat Cut: The Downieville Stage Robbed:  Well, Fargo & Co.'s Treasure Box Seized - Marysville, March 15th. - Dr. E. T. Wilkins, for over twenty years past an active and influential citizen of this place, left this morning to assume the position of resident physician at the Napa Insane Asylum. - A dead Chinaman was found, with his throat cut, near Stoddard's mills, sixteen miles from this place.  A friend of his says he was accused of kidnapping a Chinese woman from Timbuctoo, and thinks he was murdered for that. - The Downieville stage, Johnny Sharp driver, on its down trip to-day was stopped on Stanfield Hill, eighteen miles from this place, by three masked men, who were armed with two rifles and a shotgun.  They demanded the treasure box, which was given them.  They burst it open in the road and left it for the driver to pick up.  The box contained $160.  This is the third time within the past three months that Sharp has been robbed by foot pads, and the sixth robbery committed on stages running into this place during the same time.

Daily Appeal - 6/13/1876, p3 - Police Court - Yesterday morning the following cases were disposed of:  Ah Ling, who stole an umbrella from J. Cohn's store, was sentenced ninety days to the chaingang.  J. Edmonds was found guilty of displaying a deadly weapon, and ordered to appear for sentence this morning.  George White, charged with assault and battery, withdrew his plea of not guilty, the jury subpoenaed to try the case was dismissed and defendant was fined $30. - - - - Arrested - Con. McMahon was arrested yesterday on a charge of d. d.

Daily Appeal - 6/14/1876 - Police Court - Yesterday morning the following case was up for disposition in the Police Court:  Jo. Edmonds, convicted on Monday of displaying a deadly weapon too near a waiter's head at the Lafayette Restaurant, was adjudged to pay $40, and the same was cancelled by coin.

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/23/1876 - A Burglary at Wyandotte - (From our own reporter) - The house of Mrs. Rodrick, near Wyandotte, in Butte county, was entered and ransacked by burglars last  Friday.  Various articles of jewelry, etc., amounting altogether to several hundred dollars, was taken.  Sheriff Schneider immediately started out, and on Saturday, at about 8 a.m., tracked and overhauled the burglars (two in number) about a mile above Hansonville, in Yuba county.  They were arrested and lodged in jail, and had their examination on Monday before Judge Leonard.  They gave  their names as Charles Watters and James D. Reed.  They demanded separate examinations, and Reed was examined first and was held to await the action of the Grand Jury.  Watters then waived examination.  Detective Hume, of Wells, Fargo & Co., hearing of the case, and suspecting they were cases worth looking after, came up on the train this evening and took an observation.  As soon as he saw Reed he said, "That is the notorious Bob Durkin; he is only out of San Quentin since the 28th of last month!"  The other one he did not know, but they are evidently both two old hands at the business, as they were well supplied with burglars' tools.  There is no doubt but what this timely arrest has saved another stage robbery, and probably several other burglaries.  Great credit is due to Sheriff Schneider for his shrewdness in finding and following the trail of the robbers over the unsettled foothills more than twenty miles.  When taken they were on the road to Forbestown, which is the favorite locality for stage robbers.  It was developed on examination to-day that Watters had registered his name at the United States Hotel in this place last Wednesday as Charles Williams.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/7/1876 - Pacific Coast Items - Mathew Smith was driving a buggy team on Sunday from Timbuctoo to Wheatland, and had his wife and child along with him. The team ran off, throwing both out and breaking his wife's leg in two places and three ribs.  Smith also had one of his legs broken. Mrs. Smith, who is a heavy woman, is not expected to recover.

1877

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/22/1877 - Information Wanted:  A letter was received yesterday by Secretary of State Beck inquiring for information in regard to the whereabouts of one Robert Webster Winner, who formerly resided at Forbestown and Placerville, and who was nicknamed "Bob Ridley."  His brother, Dr. W. J. Winner, of Great Bend, Kansas, would like to hear from him. - - - Another Attempt - We learn that another attempt from that mentioned yesterday, was made to fire the railroad passenger depot at Marysville on Monday night, but it was fortunately discovered in time and frustrated.  Four parties have been arrested on suspicion of being the incendiaries, - - one of them, named Burke, having formerly been in the railroad employ. - - - Notary Commissioned:  Governor Irwin yesterday issued a commission as Notary Public to B. Eilerman, for Yuba county, to reside at Marysville, vice M. C. Dufficy, resigned.

Sacramento Daily Union - 10/5/1877 - Pacific Coast Items:  A gentleman up from Marysville a few days ago informs the editor of the San Juan Times that a company was about being organized at that city, having for its object the construction of a railroad from Marysville to Smartsville. The road is to be either a narrow gauge or a prismoidal.  He had no doubt concerning the construction of the road, as many of the San Francisco capitalists interested in mines at Smartsville and Sucker Flat were determined to take hold of the matter and put it through.  It was his opinion that a narrow gauge road could be constructed from Marysville to Smartsville for less than $250,000, and he thought over half the amount required could be raised at Smartsville and in that vicinity. - Noodle Soup - Two eggs, one spoonful water, one-half teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt and flour enough to roll out very thin.  Let it stand on the cake board to dry a little, then roll up and cut in as narrow strips as possible.  Boil fifteen minutes in beef soup.

1878

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/8/1878 - Frazier's Case at Marysville:  Stage Robbery:  Escape of Prisoners - Marysville, February 7th. - Frazier's case came on trial in the County Court to-day, pursuant to the several adjournments previously had.  Four jurors were accepted of the panel returned by the Sheriff.  A new venire was issued for twenty jurors, returnable to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.  The case excites a good deal of attention.  The Courtroom is crowded with spectators. - The stage which left North San Juan at an errly [sic] hour this morning to connect at Smartsville for this city, was stopped by masked highwaymen about 11 o'clock, ten miles above Smartsville, and robbed of the United States mail bag and Wells, Fargo & Co.'s treasure box. The mail bag was ripped open and the letters taken.  The treasure box was empty. - Gus Armin, alias Baskaustz, and Thomas Newman, alias Rant, alias Wilson, two prisoners confined in the Yuba City jail, made their escape this evening about 7 o'clock by removing bricks from the wall and passing out through the hall of the Court-house.  Armin was committed for burglary; is a German, aged abont [sic] 28 years, six and one-half feet high, gray eyes, dark hair, prominent nose, scar over left eyebrow.  Newman was held under an indictment for stage robbery committed in Shasta county; is an Irishman, aged about 50 years, weighs about 150 pounds, whiskers over the face, mustache and whiskers considerably mixed with gray.

1879

Sacramento Daily Union - 4/12/1879 - From Marysville - Marysville, April, 10th. - J. O'Brien, one of the mine owners at Smartsville, in this county, came up from San Francisco last evening.  He reports the organization of a colony for Washington Territory all a myth, and also expresses the opinion that Smartsville will give a small majority against the new Constitution. - At the meeting of the Democratic Central Committee yesterday the Chairman, Geo. H. Heintzen, presided, and appointed J. C. Woodard Secretary, with B. J. Whiteside as Assistant Secretary.  The results of the meetings are as follows:  A Democratic County Convention was called to meet at the Courthouse on Tuesday, May 20th, for the purpose of electing five delegates to the State Convention, to be held at Sacramento May 27th, and to represent this county in the Third Congressional District Convention.  Primary elections are called for the 10th of May to elect precinct delegates to the Count Convention.  Each precinct is allowed one delegate and one for every twenty Democratic votes cast for Governor Irwin, and one for each fraction of twelve votes.  The County Convention is also authorized to nominate a county ticket and Central Committee, if thought best, or else fix a later day for that purpose.  The Committee adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman. - The election, a few days since, by the Common Council, of Chas. M. Gorham as Police Judge, and Ed. A. Belcher as City Attorney, in place of Judge Hoblitzell and Attorney Murphy, was quite a surprise to the latter gentlemen and to our citizens generally.  The new officers have taken the oath of office and entered upon their duties.  The Council reduced the salary of City Attorney from $500 to $300 per annum, and ordered an examination of the books of city officers by two experts. - The family of Deputy County Clerk Barney Eilerman left to-day for a visit to Santa Cruz.  Will F. Peacock, the book-keeper at the Buckeye Mills, leaves this evening for Oroville, having accepted a similar position with the grocery firm of Bell & Co., of that town.  - Next Monday evening, at Peri's Hall, the Philharmonic Society will give an entertainment for the benefit of Professor Walls, one of their members, who is a talented pianist.  The Society is made up of the best musical talent in our city and its concerts are always good. - The time for registration being extended until Saturday many are being enrolled. - Yesterday in the County Court in the case of Johnson vs. Trustees Brown's Valley School District, the cause was placed on the calendar and the judgment of the lower Court affirmed.  Court met again this afternoon, but will do but little business this week.  Next week some interesting cases will be tried. - The Yuba river has fallen to the nine foot mark.

Sacramento Daily Union - 4/29/1879 - From Marysville - (From the Record-Union's Resident Reporter) - Marysville, April 28, 1879. - In the Police Court to-day two or three "drunks" received sentences.  Louis Barbour was examined on a charge of grand larceny, and held to answer in the sum of $1,000.  Edward St. Clair was committed for ninety days of petit larceny. - The District Conference held at Yuba City adjourned yesterday.  A number of penitents were at the altar last night.  The revival exercises will continue through this week, and the indications are that it will be successful. - The following is a list of appointments made by local speakers for addresses in opposition to the new Constitution:  Brownsville, Wednesday evening, April 30th, E. A. Davis and F. H. Greely; Plumas  Schoolhouse, Friday evening, May 2d, William G. Murphy and E. A. Davis; Gridley, Thursday evening, May 1st, B. W. Howser and William G. Murphy; Brown's Valley, Friday evening, May 2d, B. W. Howser and F. H. Greely; Smartsville, Saturday evening, May 3d; Wheatland, Saturday evening, May 3d, E. A. Davis and W. L. Campbell. - Chico Lodge, A.O.U.W., have chartered a train of four cars and invited the Lodge of this place to attend their picnic at Chico on next Thursday.  Arrangements are also being made to obtain extra cars and have all the Sunday Schools of our city attend.  The excursion was hastily arranged, but a large party will go from Marysville, and perhaps from all stations on the line. - The Democratic Central Committee of Sutter county met on Saturday, and determined upon the following:  A Convention for nominating candidates will be held on Saturday, May 24th.  On Saturday, May 17th, primaries will be held in the precincts to send delegates to the Convention.  Each precinct will be allowed one delegate and one for every fraction of twenty-five over twelve Democratic votes cast at the last election. - Scores of the Marysville Rifle Club made April 27, 1879; distance 200 yards; possible score, 50:  Frank Manning, 42; O. F. Stone, 42; Albert Goldsmid, 41; John Colford, 40; D. Thom, 39; A. C. Bingham, 37; Thomas Dougall, 37; George Holland, 36.   Distance, 500 yards; possible score, 50:  A. C. Bingham, 50; D. Thom, 48; Frank Manning, 46; P. George, 44; O. F. Stone, 43; A. Goldsmid, 42; Geo. Holland, 40.  Bingham made fifteen successive "bull's-eyes" at 500 yards. - The Intrepids and Amitys played a game of base ball at the Park yesterday.  Result, Intrepids 27, Amitys 11.

Sacramento Daily Union - 5/24/1879 - Marysville Notes: (From the Record-Union's Resident Reporter) - Marysville, May 22, 1879. - The Teachers' Institute was in session again to-day.  The following additional names of teachers were enrolled:  Anna Danly, McDonald's; D. A. Macphee, Oregon House; Jennie Tifft, Oregon Hill; J. C. Sheehan, Dobbin's Ranch; Mary McMenamin, Smartsville; Lilly Hasty, Honcut; J. G. McMillan, Yuba City. The exercises consisted of a discussion of orthography by T. H. Carr, method of teaching partial payments by B. E. Hunt, primary grammar by M. D. D. Gage, combination of numbers by Miss Rummery, addition by Mr. Davis, advanced grammar by E. K. Hill.  At night Rev. M. D. Gage addressed the Institute upon the subject of "Moral Influence of the Teacher," speaking in quite an able manner.  E. K. Hill spoke upon the subject of the proper way of giving children employment.  His lecture was very interesting. - Last night a burglar entered the store of Selby & Co. through a window, and made off with about $50 worth of pocket cutlery.  The gas was burning in the room at the time, and it was a bold deed. - In the Police Court to-day J. Kellon, charged with disturbing the peace, was discharged; J. Bently, d.d., fined $10 and committed; Con. McMahon, d.d., fined $10 and committed; Ah John, gambling, gave bond in the sum of $500. - The Democratic County Convention will assemble at Yuba City next Saturday. - A base ball club has been organized in this city, consisting of nine citizens from 40 to 60 years old, and substantial enough to shake the pavements as they go marching on.  The sole aim and ambition of this nine will be to defeat Editor Smith's Club - - through the editor's modesty generally styled the "Sleepy Club" - - and to give us a rest by forever retiring said Club into obscurity form which its virtues will no longer be chronicled.

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/5/1879 - Slaughter-House Burned:  Forest Fire - Marysville, August 4th. - A Chinese slaughter-house and contents, among the latter 80 hogs belonging to Ty Wa & Co., Chinese butchers, located in the northern suburbs of the city, were destroyed by fire Sunday morning.  Loss, about $1,000. -  A forest fire started on the hills in the vicinity of Smartsville several days ago, and is likely to prove an extensive loss in wood and fences.  The fire is steadily working north and east towards French Corral, Nevada county.  The latest advices say that citizens had started back fires in the vicinity of the Anthony House, to stay its ravages.  The atmosphere is reported dense with smoke in the neighborhood.  At night the track of the fire is distinctly visible in this city. - George C. Gorham is speaking here this evening.

1880

Daily Appeal - Sat 3/20/1880, p3 - The Chinese Temple - Work progresses slowly but surely on the Chinese Temple, and everything will no doubt be in readiness for the public dedication tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.  From fifty to one hundred Chinamen may be seen at any hour of the day occupying a position in front of the Temple, who appear to be perfectly enrapted over the prospective Temple. The building is peculiar in its architectural formation, and is said to be an exact counterpart of the Buddhist Temple in all parts of China.  The building is not tasty in our sense of the word, but is is an oddity.  Its front wall above the entrance doors has been profusely illustrated by life-like representations of Chinese gardens, shops, men, women, animals, birds, etc.  The artist who performs this work is an expert at his business.  He paints figures with the facility of the Chinese white-washer.  The Temple proper has but a small quantity of furniture.  Against the north wall of the building has been erected an ornamental canopy, about twelve feet in length and three or four in depth.  This is constructed of elaborately carved sides composed of figures of birds, reptiles, &c., and which being in part bronze and gold leaf presents a rich appearance.  Beneath this canopy are to be seated the big and little Joeses of the Boc-Ky Church.  These idolstrous images will not be placed in position before Sunday.  As to the form of ceremonies to be pursued under the dedicatory head nothing is known, and nothing intelligent to our people can be ascertained.  When the ceremonies take place they may be seen but will remain as mysterious to the observer as John Chinaman himself.  It is anticipated that there will be in attendance during the week's dedication several thousand Chinese.  It is expected that Sunday will be  the big day; and there will no doubt be in attendance from 1,500 to 2,000 Pagans.  The managers have permission to burn firecrackers, explode bombs, and treat spectators to celestial strains of music during the entire week, and it is apprehended that white citizens living in the neighborhood of the church will conclude that the Chinese have come instead of having gone.  The crowd to be present is cautioned by card notices to "look out for pickpockets," but whether the American or Chinese [blurred] addressed, we do not say.  This card is signed by Yee Wood Sung, Wong Ting Or, Chow Yow and Lung Sing.  We do not say that it is creditable to our advanced civilization to witness the erection of a heathen house of worship in our midst.

Daily Appeal - Sun 3/21/1880, p3 - Dedication of the Chinese Temple - A visit was paid to the Chinese Temple yesterday afternoon, when the inside and outside was found swarming with Chinamen, part of whom were assisting in arranging fixtures and the paraphernalia of the place, and the rest lookers-on.  The Temple presented a very attractive appearance in comparison with its aspects on Friday.  The main Temple was glittering with gilded banners and insignia in the Chinese language.  The two canapies under which will be seated to-day the deities representative of Good and Evil, as well as representatives of the wise sages whose memories are held in reverence, are most elaborately decorated in tinsel and bronze, and will be found to be the show-cases of the exhibition.  East and west of the Temple are several ante-rooms, which have all been fitted up in order.  The hall next to D street appears to be a refreshment room.  Its walls are decorated with figures of men and family groups, who resemble Japanese more than Chinese.  Another adjoining room appears to be fitted up as the Commissaries' headquarters.  And another one is filled with tapers, firecrackers, bombs, etc.  Seated in a dark back room we espied a Celestial who was busily engaged in writing advertisements, he evidently having an eye to business.  This was the printing office of the Temple - and it is possible that the editor was printing with his pencil Buddhist tracts, for the conversion of the Americans who call to-day.  We were informed last evening that dedicatory services would take place at three different hours to-day.  The first incantation or magic formula is set for 8 o'clock this morning; the second at 12 m. and the third at 2 o'clock p.m.  These ceremonies may be performed by different or the same parties.  As the Temple will not accommodate over 100 standing persons, all who desire to witness the precise formula must be able-bodied men and capable of bearing a heavy pressure.  The number of Chinese to be in attendance to-day is a matter of conjecture.  But undoubtedly the number will go into the thousands.  The trains and stages dropped the Celestials down all day yesterday, and Chinatown was quite crowded last evening.  The circus is to stay during the entire week.

Daily Appeal - 3/24/1880, p3 - Arrest of Burglars - Yesterday, about 11 o'clock, officers Hogan and Colford arrested at Yuba Station, on the south side of the Yuba river, William Blossom and David Jones, alias "Omaha," on a charge of burglarizing the Johnston Brandy Distillery, which is located in the northern suburbs of the city.  Information of the burglary, and who the burglars were, was obtained by the officers from a boy named Eddie Ryan, about 14 years of age, who has been a companion of the burglars, and who is also under arrest.  The parties broke into the Distillery last Sunday and Monday nights, and carried away and secreted the following articles:  Two copper pipes, about ten feet in length and six inches in diameter; one of them connecting the boiler with the still, and the other the still with the worm.  Also, a roll of six-inch leather belting, and over one hundred feet of rubber hose from which the brass couplings had been broken off.  There are some other pieces of copper missing.  The rubber hose was found where the boy directed - buried in a sand lot a few mi's northeast of the Buckeye Mill; and the roll of leather belting a short distance south of the Distillery, where it was covered over by a piece of sheet iron. The prisoners are tramping thieves, and dangerous characters in any community where they happen to stop, and it is well that they are locked up.  The officers will probably be able to find the balance of the property taken - or ascertain where it was sold.

Daily Appeal - Sun. 11/28/1880 - List of Letters - Remaining unclaimed in the Post Office at Marysville, Cal., for the week ending November 27th, 1880.  If not called for within one month they will be sent to the Dead Letter Office. - S V Barnum, Chas Bailer, Charles Benham, Fred Blackman, James Brown, Miss Belle Bean, Abner Butler (2), Mrs Martha E. Clark, Wm Cobarrubia, Robert Elliot, Miss L Eames, Jacob Ebert, Walter Freeman, Miss Emma Fhent, W T Garrell, Mrs John Getty, M H Goodwin, Ely Haris, Joseph Hill, Mrs L Holloman, Jacob Hutchinson, Miss N Jones, Miss C. Kingsbeary, Geo Langdon, J W. Lytle, J S Manshaster, Wm L Melvin, Geo H Miller, Mrs M Morrell, Henry Moshier, J D McLean, John Morton, G W. Osland, Charley Peterson, Thomas Pearson, Miss A L Peck, W S S Ramey, Charles Runnells, Miss O Rice, J M Robertson, Valentine Schmidt, F Sheridan, J G Simmons, M B Smith, Frederick G Smyth, F S Smith, Thomas Smizer, Alex Stevenson, F Surnam, Fred Walker, Miss K Walthers, Mrs Edna West (3), Mrs R A West (2), Mrs RaN West, R A West (2).  J. F. Eastman, P.M. - - - - Married at Stockton - Dr. Thomas Phillips, formerly of this city, was married in Stockton last Thursday to Miss Mary Hamilton, daughter of Capt. Hamilton, of that place. - - - - New Bridge - The bridge at Bullard's Bar has been rebuilt by John Ramm and teams are now allowed to cross.  It is a fine structure and cost about $5,600. - - - - To the Arnett Family - In the year 1875 Abijah Arnett, of Lewistown, Illinois, died intestate leaving land as his estate.  His brother Cleanthus, filed a petition for partition of the estate against Thomas Arnett, James S. Arnett, Abijah Arnett, jr., and Mary Hodges, co-heirs.  The decree was granted and land sold in that year, and there is now in the hands of the Master in Chancery, $712, the share of the above named persons who were last heard of living near Marysville. If either of them sees this he should write to J. S. Winter, Attorney-at-Law, Lewistown, Ill.

Daily Appeal - Tue 11/30/1880 - p2 - Police Court - In the Police Court yesterday John Corbett was fined $10, and Tom Larkin, M. C. Barret and James Barnes were fined $5 each for being drunk.  The deposits of Thomas Smith and Joe Quigley were forfeited by their not appearing to answer charges of being drunk.  John Williams and H. Campbell were fined $10 for fighting.- - - - Personal - G. Clark and officer H. A. Clark have returned from San Francisco where they went to attend the funeral of officer Clark's sister....F. S. Grey returned from the Bay yesterday....J. M. C. Jasper of Wheatland, was in the city yesterday....Isadore Cohen has gone to Eureka Springs, Arkansas... T. B. Simpson, of Oakland, is in town.

Daily Appeal - 12/1/1880 - Fire at Camptonville - The carpenter shop of O. N. Marrow, at Camptonville, was totally destroyed by fire on the night of November 29th, with all its contents.  The loss was about $1,000, with no insurance.  By a great exertion the rest of the town was saved. - - - - Superior Court - KeyserJ. - December 1st - Estate of Johannah Holloran; petition of A. J. Cumberson for letters of administration on estate filed and set for hearing December 13th.  Court will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday. - - - - Arrests for November - The police made arrests during the month of November as follows:  For being drunk, 92; fighting, 17, exposure of person 2, insane 1, vagrancy 5, obtaining money under false pretences 1, burglary 2, petit larceny 7, battery 3, safe-keeping 8, maintaining a nuisance 1, abusive and vulgar language 6, robbery 1, runaway boy 1; total 147.  Six other persons were furnished beds. - - - - Police Court - In the Police Court yesterday Frank Murphy and Frank Allen were fined $10 each for fighting.  George Graham was fined $5 for being drunk, and August Brown, charged with the same offense, forfeited a deposit.  Pat Donovan was fined $25 for battery.  Dennis Hennesford, accused of petit larceny, was discharged.  James O'Brien was fined $10 for using vulgar language. - - - - A Jury Trial - William Bland had a jury trial in Justice Eilerman's Court yesterday.  He was charged with malicious mischief in forcibly entering the Colored Baptist Church, about which there has been so much litigation during several years past.

1881

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/25/1881 - California:  San Francisco Hoodlums Brought to Grief - Marysville, August 24th. - About one o'clock to-day two men, supposed to be from San Francisco, filled up with bad whisky, cleaned out two or three saloons, and signified their intention of taking the town.  Officer Derrickson attempted to arrest them, when they drew knives and resisted.  Officers Colford and Clark then came to the assistance of Derrickson, and in attempting to arrest the desperadoes Derrickson and Colford were cut slightly about the hands, and the roughs were badly beaten about their heads by the six shooters of the officers.  They were finally placed in cells in the city prison, but resisted to the last.

1882

Daily Appeal - 3/28/1882, p3 - William Fletcher's Will: A Bequest to the Marysville Free Library -The will of William Fletcher, who was twenty years a resident of Marysville, and whose death occurred in San Francisco on the 17th instant, has been filed for probate in that city.  The Chronicle gives the following synopsis of the will:  "The document bears date of June 18, 1880, and names John Nash and Charles Sexey as executors.  The estate consists of $20,000 in personal property.  John Nash and Charles E. Sexey are made heirs to $2,000 each.  Peter Duncan, a friend of the testator, residing in Kinross-shire, Scotland, is made heir to $1,000.  A similar bequest is made to the Mayor and Common Council of Marysville, to be invested for the benefit of the city library at that place.  The residue of the estate is bequeathed to the executors in trust for Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrey Fletcher and her children, of London, England, the executors being instructed to invest the money and pay the proceeds to Mrs. Fletcher semi-annually until the youngest child is of age, when the property is to be equally divided.  The executors have applied for letters testamentary upon the estate."

Daily Appeal - 6/13/1882, p3 - Dining Car - Swain & Hudson last week completed a new dining car for the threshing outfit of Nat. Combs on the Honcut.  They are finishing another dining car for Mr. Latham of Sutter county, whose ranch is on the Sacramento river.  The firm are also fixing up a derrick fork for S. Danville, and are making four header bodies for S. Harding.  Mr. Harding is going to have a good crop.  He already has eight header wagons and needs four more. - - - - Personals - Mrs. C. E. Stone left yesterday for a visit to Sacramento and the Bay....Mrs. D. H. Chase of Red Bluff, accompanied by Mrs. E. Harrington of this city, went to Sacramento yesterday for a week's visit....The Argonaut says Mrs. N. D. Rideout, Miss Grace Rideout, Miss Mattie Belcher, Miss Belle McDonald and Miss Cora Wallace left San Francisco last Thursday for the Yosemite, to be gone several weeks.

1884

Daily Appeal - Sun 7/13/1884, p2 - List of Letters - Remaining unclaimed in the Post Office at Marysville, Cal., for the week ending Saturday, July 12, 1884 - L B Ayer, J A Benton 4, H F Bortow 4, Miss Nora J Connelly, Conrad & Class, Richard A Cross, Thomas Dawkins, M A Doyle, E Dillion, John Drummond, C Ermatinger, Miss Ida Erich, Ellonra Ferron, M Gardner, Mrs Mary Garriet, James A Greenly, J H Harre, O C Haskell, Geo Y How, Joseph Hohman, Frank Kaerth, T H Lawler, George Lewis, Thos E Bouden, T C Martin 2, James Munson, J W Myrer, Thomas McGovern, Morton M McGill, Arthur O'Reirne, John W Reinhardt, J G Spiva 2, Robert Stanton, L Vandine, T H Walker, T L White, George Williams, J A Williams - Persons calling for the above letters will please say advertised. Chas. Hapgood, P.M.

Sacramento Daily Union - 8/30/1884 - Yuba County - Lying north and east of Sutter and a portion of Placer, bounded on the east by Placer and on the north by Butte, is Yuba county, with an area of something more than 600 square miles and a population estimated at about 12,000.  It is traversed from northeast to southwest by the Yuba river, and on the west by the Feather, which forms a junction with the Yuba at Marysville, the county seat.  Yuba is now classed among the agricultural counties of the State, but formerly it was a mining county.  Indeed, for several years following the discovery of gold in this State, Yuba county had a large and busy population. In the foothills and along the rivers and gulches thousands of men were in those days engaged in digging for gold; but placer mining began to decline about 1856, and Yuba, like nearly all the rest of mining counties, at once experienced a falling off in population, which continued gradually for some years, and until new and permanent avenues of industry were established, and, to a large extent, the character of the population had changed.  In the mountain and foothill section of the county, notably at Smartsville and in that vicinity. - Hydraulic Mining - Which superceded the placer system, was, until a year ago, maintained on a large scale.  But as this system had entailed immense injury to the river channels, destroyed a vast area of agricultural land in the valley, and seriously threatened the existence of Marysville, the chief city of the county, suits were instituted a few years ago to enjoin the operating of these vast hydraulic mines.  After long, tedious and expensive litigation in the State and Federal Courts, the famous Sawyer decision was rendered early in the present year in favor of the plaintiffs, and as there seems to be little if any probability that it will be reversed by the United States Supreme Court, the business of hydraulic mining may be considered as practically at an end.  Outside of these mines, and some small manufacturing enterprises, the main business of the population is that of farming and horticulture.  The valley and such of the bottom lands as have escaped injury from the flow of debris from the hydraulic mines are very fertile and  - Produce Enormous Crops. - The foothills, which formerly swarmed with miners, are regarded as specially adapted to fruit culture, and will unquestionably, at an early day, be largely devoted to that industry.  As early as 1852-3 several flouring mills were in successful operation in the wheat-growing section, and in 1867 a woolen mill was established in Marysville, which turned out as high as $200,000 worth of goods in a year.  It is still in successful operation, and its products stand high in market.  In the same city several large foundries have been maintained, the bulk of their business coming from the mines in Yuba and other counties.  In early days there was considerable steamboat traffic between Marysville and Sacramento, but this has greatly declined since the California and Oregon Railroad was constructed to that city and across the county.  Occasional trips are, however, still made between these points, and even between Marysville and San Francisco, by small trading steamers, but the bulk of the business is done by rail.  In addition to farming and fruit-raising, considerable attention is paid to the raising of potatoes and other vegetables, dairying, stock-raising, etc. - The Principal Towns -  In Yuba are, Marysville (the county seat), Wheatland, Smartsville and Comptonville [sic], Wheatland, which is the center of a rich agricultural district, is one of the most prosperous of the smaller towns in the valley.  For many years past Marysville has been at a stand-still, owing to the constant danger apprehended from flooding in consequence of the filling up of the river channels with debris; but, since the decision of the Federal Court perpetually enjoining hydraulic mining, this has been very greatly changed, and it is now claimed that real estate commands higher values there than had prevailed in the last ten or twelve years, and is still rapidly appreciating.  The city is handsomely laid out at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers, and contains many fine residences, public buildings, schools, etc.  In the days of its greatest prosperity it was regarded as one of the prettiest towns in the State, and will doubtless soon again lay claim to that credit. - The Once-Famous Briggs' Orchard - From which came the chief fruit supply of the State twenty-five years ago, was located in the southern part of the county, on the bank of the Yuba.  As far back as 1860 this orchard contained nearly 70,000 peach, 6,000 pear, 4,000 cherry, 30,000 apple, and 16,000 other fruit trees.  To-day the site of that orchard lies buried beneath from fifteen to eighteen feet of mining debris, on which the chief vegetation is a wilderness of willows and cottonwoods.  In order to overcome the effects of this filling of the rivers from mining flow, the levee system of the county has been brought to a high state of perfection.  Vast sums of money have been expended to bring the levees to their present serviceable condition, and it is believed that little or no danger exists of future overflows.  The Yuba river is said to have had a great quantity of its debris washed out the past winter, thereby increasing the carrying capacity of its channel, and this cleaning out and deepening will continue each rainy season, thus bringing back the former condition, and with the increased protection afforded by the levees. - Severe as has been the experience of Yuba in the past from the above cause, there is a bright future in store for her. - The Great Foothill Section - So long neglected, except by the miner, is coming to the front.  There the farmer, and fruit-grower, and vineyardist may find the best of lands for these important branches of industry, with unsurpassed facilities for irrigation.  There are probably more than 300 miles of ditches, or canals, in the mining section, on which nearly $1,000,000 have been expended.  These ditches are capable of supplying water sufficient to irrigate nearly the whole agricultural portion of the country.  Constructed originally and maintained for many years for mining purposes, they constitute a grand water-power which should, and doubtless will, be utilized in the future by tillers of the soil in all the numerous branches.  It is too grand a prize to be discarded.  Hence, under the new order of things, the foothill portion of Yuba is destined to become the home of a new and numerous people, upon these lands now awaiting energetic and thrifty occupants, and to take a prominent position in the procession of California communities that are marching on to unbounded prosperity.

Daily Alta California - 10/3/1884 - Coast Notes:  The South Feather River and Union Mining and Water Company which owns several thousand acres of land in the neighborhood of Hansonville, according to the Marysville Appeal, are perfecting arrangements to settle a colony of German fruit growers. - - - - The work of subdividing land, says the Marysville Appeal, and putting additional settlers upon it, is commencing in earnest.  D. O. Daggett, who has 1,700 acres, is offering it for sale in tracts of from 20 to 40 acres to those who want to plant fruit trees and vines.  J. M. C. Jasper has 3,000 acres, and he, too, will divide it and sell it to fruit-growers.  The Vineyard Bros., who own 900 acres at Oakdale, near Smartsville, will divide their land and sell it in 20 to 40-acre tracts to fruit men.

Daily Appeal - 12/28/1884, p3 - A Wedding Postponed Because The Young Man Wouldn't Swim - H. V. Reardan, late of this city and now living at Oroville, and Miss Alice Foster, one of Grass Valley's most respected and lovely young ladies, says the Nevada Transcript of Thursday, were to have been married at the latter town yesterday morning.  A large number of guests had been invited to attend, and among them were several from this city who went to Grass Valley Tuesday evening despite the terrific rainstorm that prevailed.  Mr. Reardan was to have started from Oroville in the morning and come by way of Marysville to claim his bride, arriving at her home on the evening train.  The train came, but it did not bring the gentleman from Butte county.  A telegram was received from him instead, containing the actounding [sic] and disappointing information that as the wedding could not very well go on without him it would have to be postponed because the storm had raised the water so high between Oroville and Marysville as to cut off all travel.  So the ceremony was put off for a few days and the Nevada City people came home through the storm that had prevented the Orovillian from keeping his very important engagement.  That's all right, Mr. Reardan, but had you been possessed of the pluck of Chief Justice Garber, of this city, that little water wouldn't have stopped you, under the circumstances.  On Christmas day, the Justice went through storm and flood afoot four miles to marry a couple, and then didn't find them.  Had he (the Justice) been the prospective groom forty fathoms of fire would not have stopped him.

1885

Daily Appeal - 7/7/1885, p2 - List of Letters - Remaining unclaimed in the Post Office at Marysville, Cal., for the week ending July 4, 1885:  Wm R Ashman, Miss Maggie Adams, Miss Annie Andrus, W H P Adams, Mrs Maggie Armstrong, Sam Baker, D B Beers, Adolph Behrens, J H Brown, Mrs David Bruce, P D Cahill, C C Carter, Henry Clayton - 2, E L Cleland, H S Clayton, Wm Donaldson, Ella Ely, Geo G Gage, Geo Handley - 2, Frank A. Hauser, Maria S Johnson, Mrs D S Jones, Wm Jones, Elizabeth Kingsberry, Alf Lindan, M R Manchester, P O Martin, Dan Miller, Mrs Edward Mills, John McClellan, Mrs McCotchin, Messrs Navone & Day, John Nash, H A Richardson, Grace I Riddell, [next line obliterated], M J Shields, Eunice Thomas, Marion Tunison, E G Walkins, Chas Wilson, May Williams, L B Woodworth.  Persons calling for the above letters will please say advertised.  Chas. Hapgood, P.M.

Daily Alta California - 9/19/1885 - Coast News:  Quartz mining is receiving a considerable impetus along the foothills on either side of the Yuba River to the east of Marysville. - - - At Hansonville, Yuba county, there is a big excitement over the discovery of a new kind of metal, or a new form of an old metal.  The vein is said to be between five and six hundred feet in width, and resembles lead.  It is suspected that it is a bed of graphite or plumbago. - - - Experiments in growing bamboo in Yuba and  Sutter counties have proved quite successful.  Wm. M. Cutter has bamboo growing  in his lot on E street, Marysville, and he says that the greatest obstacles to its growth are the knives of "Young America," whose owners visit his place stealthily in search of fish poles.  Parks Bros. also have bamboo growing on their ranch in Sutter county, and in both places it flourishes.  The original plant was brought from Japan twelve years ago by the late S. W. Selby.

1886

Pacific Rural Press - 7/3/1886 - Yuba County (Compiled for the Rural Press.) - Lying obliquely southeast of Butte, east and north of Sutter and bordered more or less by the western limits of Placer, Nevada and Sierra counties, is Yuba.  It includes nearly 400,000 acres, of which fully one-half are foothill lands, and 175,000 valley, largely under tillage.  It is amply watered by the Yuba, Bear and Feather rivers and their tributaries.  Springs are abundant and well-water is easily obtained.  Timber covers the mountain sides in the eastern portion.  Fuel is plentiful in every township.  Sand and limestone abound in the hills, and bricks are made everywhere. - Yuba, now classed among the agricultural sections, was formerly a mining county.  For several years following the discovery of gold in this State, it had a large and busy population.  In the foothills and along the rivers and gulches thousands of men were engaged in digging for gold; but placer mining began to decline about 1856, and Yuba, like nearly all the other mining districts, at once experienced a falling off in the number of its inhabitants.  This decrease continued for some years, until new and permanent industries were established, and the character of the population had greatly changed.  In the mountain and foothill section of the county, notably at Smartsville and in that vicinity, hydraulic mining, which superseded the placer system, was, until a year or two ago, maintained on an extensive scale.  But as this system had entailed immense injury to the river channels, destroyed a vast area of agricultural land in the valley, and seriously threatened the existence of Marysville, the chief city of the county, suits were instituted to enjoin the operating of these vast hydraulic mines.  After long, tedious and expensive litigation in the State and Federal Courts, the famous Sawyer decision was rendered in favor of the plaintiffs, and as there seems to be little if any probability that it will ever be reversed by the United States Supreme Court, the business of hydraulic mining may be considered as practically at an end.  Outside of these mines, and some small manufacturing enterprises, the main business of the population is that of farming and horticulture.  The valley and such of the bottom lands as have escaped injury from the flow of debris are very fertile and produce enormous crops of wheat, barley, oats, corn, hops and the whole range of vegetables.  The foothills, which formerly swarmed with miners, are regarded as specially adapted to horticulture.  All the fruits of the semi-tropics are produced at an elevation of 1000 feet above tide-water.  There are a thousand bearing orange trees in Marysville.  Sicily and other kinds of lemons are grown.  Fig, olive, and all the nut-bearing trees flourish. - The whole population of the county is about 14,000, 6000 of whom are found in Marysville, the county seat, at the junction of the Yuba and Feather rivers.  As early as 1852-3 several flouring mills were in successful operation in the wheat-growing section, and in 1867 a woolen mill was established in Marysville, which turned out as high as $200,000 worth of goods in a year.  It is still in successful operation, and its products stand high in market.  In the same city several large foundries have been maintained, the bulk of their business coming from the mines in Yuba and other counties.  In early days there was considerable steamboat traffic between Marysville and Sacramento, but this has greatly declined since the California & Oregon Railroad was constructed to that city and across the county.  Occasional trips are, however, still made between these points, and even between Marysville and San Francisco, by small trading steamers, but the bulk of the business is done by rail.  For many years Marysville was at a standstill, owing to the constant danger apprehended from flooding in consequence of the filling up of the river channels with debris; but, since the decision of the Federal Court perpetually enjoining hydraulic mining, this has been greatly changed, and it is claimed that real estate there now commands higher values than it has done in the last 10 or 12 years, and is still rapidly appreciating.  The city is handsomely laid out, and contains many fine residences, public buildings, schools, etc.  In the days of its prosperity it was regarded as one of the prettiest towns in the State, and it hopes soon again to claim that credit. - Other places of note are Wheatland, the center of a rich agricultural district, and one of the most prosperous of the smaller towns, with 700 inhabitants; Smartsville, Camptonville, Strawberry Valley, Brownsville and Timbuctoo. - The famous Briggs orchard, whence came the chief fruit supply of the State 25 years ago, was located in the southern part of the county, on the bank of the Yuba.  As long ago as 1860 this orchard contained nearly 70,000 peach, 6000 pear, 4000 cherry, 30,000 apple, and 16,000 other fruit trees.  To-day its site lies buried under 15 feet of slickens, on which the chief vegetation is a wilderness of willows and cottonwoods.  In order to overcome the effects of this filling of the rivers from mining flow, the levee system of the county has been brought to a high state of perfection.  Vast sums of money have been expended to bring the levees to their present serviceable condition, and it is believed that little or no danger exists of future overflows.  The Yuba river is said to have had a great quantity of its debris washed out the past winter, thereby increasing the carrying capacity of its channel, and this cleaning out and deepening will continue each rainy season, with increased protection afforded by the levees. - Severe as has been Yuba's experience in the past, we trust there is a bright future in store for her.  There are for sale within her borders large areas of cheap foothill lands, well adapted to all the fruits.  There are several thousand acres of vineyards in the county, in which all the grapes of the world grow to perfection.  There are probably more than 300 miles of ditches, or canals, in the mining section, on which $1,000,000 have been expended.  These ditches are capable of supplying water sufficient to irrigate nearly the whole agricultural portion of the country.  Constructed originally and maintained for many years for mining purposes, they constitute a grand water-power which will doubtless be utilized in the future by tillers of the soil. - In addition to farming and fruit-growing, considerable attention is paid to dairying and stock-raising.  The grazing interest of the county is large.  There are extensive ranges in the mountains for all kinds of stock. - The schools are as good as in any of the Eastern States.  There are churches in all parts of the county.  The press is represented by some of the ablest newspapers of the State.  In short, it is hard to imagine any place offering the settler superior advantages to Yuba county.

Sacramento Daily Union - 12/3/1886 - Citrus Fair Matters - The Marysville Appeal says:  The present indications point to the fact that Marysville will make a very creditable showing at the citrus fair which comes off at Sacramento on the 13th instant, not withstanding the fact that the orange growth is admittedly nothing to be compared with the production of last year.  Marysville presents no excuses for the quality or quantity of citrus fruits with which she is blessed this year, other than that it is probably a preordination of earthly qualities which bring about the present conditions.  Other places have suffered from the same complaint that the garden beauties of this section were beseiged with early in the season, and they cannot expect to do better, therefore Yuba county should use every exertion to do the best with what she has that can be done.  In Brown's Valley, Brownsville, Smartsville and other towns in the mountainous belt, the growth of oranges and lemons, although carried on on a very small scale, show a much better quality than those of the lower lands, and they will be called upon to send specimens, which, when they get to the East, will make the mouth of the man who is freezing water and his eyes long for their lusciousness. - The Finance Committee in this city, consisting of D. E. Knight and P. C. Slattery, busied themselves several days early in the week securing funds to make a proper and elaborate showing. The arrangement of the Marysville, or Yuba county display, this year will be such, in point of taste, that none others will be able to equal it.  T. J. Sherwood will have full control of the entire exhibit, and as usual, will exert himself for success.

1889

Daily Alta California - 3/15/1889 - Two Tough Customers - Marysville, March 14th. - On February 25th Lee Gorbett and Henry Millings, two young Indian half-breeds, entered the cabin of an old man, named James Ramsey, near Hansonville, and by ill-treatment and threats to kill, made him give them all the money he had, some $30.  They left the old man, who is seventy-five years of age, in a pitiable condition, and he was not able until last Tuesday to make a complaint.  They were arrested, and having been held to answer before the Superior Court, were brought to this city. - Millings is the same fellow who was arrested for murdering an old man at Mooretown Ride, not long ago, and kept in the Oroville jail for several months and then discharged, as the officers failed to get sufficient evidence to convict.

Sacramento Daily Union- 8/11/1889 - Notes From Marysville - (Appeal, August 10th.) - Mrs. Clara A. Brown, of Pasadena, a niece of W. M. Strange, has opened a kindergarten school in Yuba City. - The fact that the annual fairs are about to begin will cause an exodus of Marysville sports. - During Thursday night some very dark clouds overcast the skies in this vicinity, and hung until yesterday morning.  Before they disappeared, a light shower of rain fell, but not in sufficient quantity to make a perceptible measurement in the rain gauge. - District Attorney Forbes and Under Sheriff Bevan, having in charge the Chinese hydraulicker whom they had taken to San Francisco before the Supreme Court on a writ of habeas corpus, returned last evening. The District Attorney says that from remarks which have been made to him by several of the Justices he does not think there can be any question but that the writ will be dismissed. - Daniel McGanney, of Smartsville, who has long figured as one of the wealthiest men in Yuba county, having, it is understood, great interests in other localities, filed an assignment yesterday, making Sheriff J. A. Saul the assignee.  The amount of his liabilities is fully as great, if not greater, than most people estimated him as being worth, being over $120,000.  This is said to be the heaviest failure ever known in this county. - Engineer Doyle, of the Marysville Quicksilver Mining Co., was down from Smartsville yesterday, looking after the interests of the company.  He says that the shaft which they have been sinking in order to work over deposits is down now to almost paying dirt, and that they have a large engine to pump out the water which flows in.  Mr. Doyle is very confident that his undertaking will prove a success, and he hopes to soon show an exhibit that will cause capitalists to invest and put great numbers of men to work with the machinery which only a wealthy corporation can provide.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/28/1889 - Notes From Our Neighbors - Interesting Items Culled From the Columns of Suburban Exchanges:  Marysville. (Appeal, September 27th.) - The water in the Feather river has become quite cold of late, and the result has been that the bathing-house has not been well patronized.  Quite a number of morning boating parties have been out recently. - Yesterday afternoon a wagon load of hay was passing at  B and Sixth streets, when suddenly the top portion slid to the street, and with it went "Crippled Jimmy," who was on top.  He was pretty badly bruised. - There are a number of the Ohio walnut trees in Napoleon Square.  The nuts from these trees are usually gathered by the children in the neighborhood, but this year a band of gypsies secured most of them and drove the children away. - Teamsters from the mountains say that several fires that might have resulted in covering much ground have been put out recently.  A. B. Driesbach's dwelling and other buildings at Indian Springs, near Smartsville, were with difficulty saved from destruction by fire Monday.  A Chinaman employed in the winery threw out carelessly a lot of hot ashes, and before the situation could be realized the grass, trees and a corner of the winery were in flames.  Fortunately there were a number of men about the place, who extinguished the flames.

1890

Sacramento Daily Union - 3/8/1890 - High Water - The Yuba and Feather Reach the Limit - Marysville, March 7th. - The Yuba and Feather rivers reached the highest stage of the present season to-day.  This evening the Feather marks nearly seventeen feet and the Yuba about sixteen and a half.  The Yuba has been gradually falling some miles above Marysville, but is kept up here by the back water from the Feather river.  Both are expected to fall here during the night.  The rise has not been in anyway dangerous, but if the Yuba had gained another foot or two the county bridge, at the foot of D street, crossing that stream, might have been carried away. - Both rivers are securely confined by levees, save near Nelson Point, sixteen miles below Yuba City, where the Feather is running out through a break which occurred last December. - However, there is no chance for further damage at that point. - At Parks' Bar, near Smartsville, this afternoon a man named Frank Striker, formerly a bar-tender here, was drowned.  He was on a log trying to catch some driftwood and fell off and disappeared in the swift current. - The present freshets do not affect the crop prospects in this neighborhood in any way, but the late rains have put a stop to all farming operations for the present and have practically ended the sowing of grain this season.

Evening Democrat - 8/1/1890, p1 - Alpine County:  A Queer Spot in California, Found By a Census Man - Colonel Fred W. Clemens has been telling a newspaper about the strangest county he ever knew.  It is Alpine county, and is located in Central California, close to the Nevada State line.  The county is almost inaccessible from California, and every one who goes into the county must go into Nevada and take a long and most hazardous journey on a coach from Carson City.  There are only about 3000 acres for farming in the whole county.  Mountains occupy nearly all the territory of Alpine county, and sheep herding is the exclusive business there.  The population of the county is less than 350, and of these only about 100 live in families, the rest in mountain cabins.  The only village in the county is Markleeville, the county seat, where the population is 143.  There is but one doctor, one barber, nine professional gamblers, one lawyer, two merchants, four bar-rooms, two post offices and one hotel in the county.  The county lost over 120 of its population since 1880. - Colonel Clemens is employed by the United States Census Bureau in examining the records of the County Clerk's office in order to find the mortgaged indebtedness and the number of real estate transfers recorded for the past ten years.  He says the County Clerk's office is a wooden structure about twenty feet square.  The jail, which has not had a prisoner since 1887, is near at hand and consists of but two cells.  The County Clerk and Treasurer of the county is one man, and it was a whole day before he could be found to open the office for an inspection of the books.  He said he had not opened the office before for over six weeks, and that he had no business as a county official sometimes for four or five months.  Colonel Clemens found that since 1880 eleven mortgages and fourteen deeds had been recorded in the county.  The County Clerk and Treasurer says his annual fees are generally about $33.  He would resign his position, but he likes the honor of his office.-Nevada Transcript.

Sacramento Daily Union - 9/21/1890 - Filled With Shot:  A Dispute Over a Wrestling Match Results Fatally - Marysville, September 20th. - Michael Ryan was brought into this city late last evening by Constable Bevan, of Hansonville, and placed in the County Jail.  He was charged with the murder of a Mexican named Simpo Garcia.  From the officer it was learned that the two men had met at a farm near the town of Hansonville, and that the trouble had arisen over a wrestling match.  A challenge, which was accepted, had been issued by one of the parties to fight it out.  After they had fought some twenty minutes Ryan broke away, and running to his house, soon returned with a double-barrel shotgun, which he proceeded to fire at Garcia.  One of the loads took effect in Garcia's left breast and caused instantaneous death.  Ryan was arrested, and after the Coroner's inquest was held was brought to this city.  Ryan and Garcia were raised as brothers by a Mexican woman who lived in the vicinity of Hansonville, and it is understood that on several previous occasions they had had trouble.  It is thought that the fight of Thursday grew out of an old feud. [same article in Daily Alta California, 9/21/1890]

Daily Democrat - Sat 10/11/1890, p4 - Letter List - List of letters remaining uncalled for in the postoffice at Marysville, California for the week ending October 11, 1890:  A T Anderson, G D Aaronson, Refugio Areliano, Miss Pastora Ballestero, Thomas Bonney, Henry Bumer, Mrs C W Cartmell, Mrs Manoel [sic] Jose Carlos, W G Coffman, J A Costello, Miss Hattie Courtley, James H Driscoll, Charles Duane, John F Elliott, J D Emery, Mrs Bridget Feeley, M A Flanerty, Wm Garrett, W A Gilmore, Wm E Haskell, James Hickey, Dr Horner, Mrs Mary L Hungate, Carl James, A Kernes, M Kerns, R W Kerns, Obe Liberdeni, Henry Morcom, Geo M'Coy, H McDowell, Rev Jas S McDonald, Mrs M J McKenna, W H Quigley, J H Sanders, Chas Swanson, Fred Suckow, R M Smith, Mrs John B Smith, D A Spoonen, Miss Fannie Thompson, Miss F Thompson, H H Walling, Louis Wetry, Miss Emma Wyrick, Miss Mary Williams, G E Williams, George E Williams.  A. S. Smith, P.M.

1891

Daily Appeal - 2/8/1891 - Superior Court - The following business was transacted in the Superior Court yesterday:  In the suit brought by F. R. Lofton against J. H. and M. H. Durst, decree of foreclosure of mortgage made and entered for $15,440.80. - An information was filed by the District Attorney against John H. Mullen and W. R. Leach for grand larceny. - In the matter of the estate of Susan Curran, deceased, final account of the administrator and petition for the distribution of the estate filed and set for hearing Saturday, February 17th, at p.m. - In the matter of the estate of Sarah A. Curran, deceased, final account filed and set for hearing same date.

Sacramento Daily Union - 2/7/1891 - Washington Notes:  The postoffice at Hansonville, Yuba County, has been discontinued.

Daily Appeal - 8/30/1891, p2 - List of Letters and Packages remaining in the office of Wells, Fargo & Co., for the week ending August 29, 1891 - Ludlow Cook, Mrs De Noon, Miss L M. Erke, Farmer, H M Harris, H B Hostetter, Josephine Hendricks, T M Hawley, Dan Johnson, E A Kosby, H B Luchke, Chas K McDonald, B L Page, Dr G Schlessinger, L H Tabor, H C Tallman, C Weeman, Mr Webb.  H. King, Agent

Daily Appeal - 11/29/1891 - At The Churches:  The Hours at Which Services Will be Held To-day - Miss Lucy J. Sims will speak at the A.M.E. Church, Fifth street, at 7:30 p.m.  All are invited to come and hear her.  Sabbath school at 2:30 p.m. - St. Joseph's Cathedral, corner of Seventh and C streets.  Regular services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.  Benediction of the blessed sacrament and rosary at 7:30 p.m.  Rev. M. Coleman pastor. - German Methodist Episcopal  Church, corner of Seventh and E streets.  Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Rev. F. Reiser pastor. - At the Methodist Episcopal Church to-day the following will be the subjects of sermons:  Morning - "Peter's Answer to His Lord's Question, 'Lovest Thou Me?"  Evening - "Working Men and the Christian Church."  Bible school with Prof. Pennell's adult bible class, at 12:30 p.m.  Young people's meeting at 6:30 p.m., leader Frank Swift.

1892

Marysville Daily Democrat - Wed 5/18/1892, p1 - Local Lines - C. T. Toppling, an early settler of Marysville, died in Oroville Sunday last. - The Pache divorce case is going on in Superior Court to-day with closed doors. - Walter J. Andrews, a former resident of Marysville, and Miss Alice F. Barber were married recently in San Francisco. - Jacob Smith, who was given five minutes to leave town this morning by Judge Garber, failed to do so and was again locked up in a very drunken condition. - The officers and members of Yuba Lodge, No. 39, F. and A.M., are notified to attend a meeting of the lodge this evening at 8 o'clock for work in the first degree. - The trees, shrubbery and grass in Cortez Square are looking fine and doing nicely at present, and, in fact, the entire place is a splendid improvement over the condition of a few weeks ago. - Officers and members of Oriental Lodge, No. 45, I.O.O.F., are notified to meet at their hall to-morrow at 1:30 p.m. to attend the funeral services of their late Brother, Alexander Collier. - The funeral of the late Harry McAuslin took place in Yuba City this morning and was largely attended.  The following young men acted as pall-bearers:  W. Griffith, A. Sykes, C. Vivian, F. Todd and G. Vivan.  Rev. Geo. Clifford officiated. - A meeting of the Sutter County Horticultural Society was held at the Courthouse in Yuba City this afternoon. The principal object of the session was to organize and arrange for making an exhibit of products of the county at the World's Fair. - The case of Mrs. C. Cockrill against Thomas Clyma to recover the value of fifty head of cattle was concluded in the Superior Court at Yuba City last evening, when judgment for the defendant was entered, it having been proven that he paid the late Christopher Cockrill for the cattle prior to his death. - Eli Reinhart, who died suddenly at the Lick House in San Francisco yesterday morning, an account of which appeared in the Democrat last evening, was an uncle of Leopold Kuhn, of this city.  The will was found to-day, and in it he bequeathed $10,000 to Mr. Kuhn, who was notified of the fact by an attorney to-day. - J. M. Doyle, a former resident of this city, and at one time County Surveyor, has received the nomination for County Auditor on the Democratic ticket in Glenn county.  In the last general election campaign Mr. Doyle published a small campaign paper in this city, and after the close of the campaign went to San Francisco and later to Glenn county.

Marysville Daily Democrat - Fri 5/20/1892, p1 - Arrested for Discharging Fire Arms - Owen McGinty was arrested at his home, on B street, near the public school, last night about 10 o'clock for firing off a gun in the city limits.  It was first reported to the police that he had fired three shots at his wife, but he claims that he fired only one, shot from the balcony of his house merely for fun. - He was arrested by Officers McCoy and Meek, and an examination of his pistol showed that none of the chambers were loaded. - McGinty has been drinking for about a month, and the shot was probably fired to frighten some imaginary being away. - Owing to the fact that the prisoner had a very sick child at home, Marshal Maben permitted him to go on his own promise to appear when wanted.

Sacramento Daily Union - 5/30/1892 - Progress In Yuba:  Cutting Up and Settling of Large Land-Holdings:  Progress of Irrigation in a Foothill Section - Attention Given Largely to Citrus Fruits - The foothills of Yuba County lie along the lower region of the Sierras, from Bear River on the south to Honcut Creek on the north, a distance of about twenty miles in length, and in width from the plains of the great Sacramento Valley to the more abrupt portions of the Sierras, a distance of from ten to fifteen miles.  This width, about six miles on an average, the entire distance from Bear River to Honcut Creek, lies in what is known as the citrus or thermal belt, the home of the orange, lemon and vine. - In Yuba County the greater part of this belt is embraced in two enterprises. About one-half of it, running from Bear River to the Yuba River, which includes the Smartsville district, is being rapidly bought up by the Ayers of Massachusetts, who own the water supply of this district - - the Excelsior Water and Mining Company's water.  This company has extensive hydraulic mining interests at Smartsville, which were stopped by the anti-debris injunctions.  Of the future movement of the Ayers nothing is known on the outside, but it is thought that extensive improvements will be made by them. - On the north side of the Yuba River, and lying between it and Honcut Creek, lies the famous Brown's Valley irrigation district, comprising 44,238 acres of the very finest foothill lands in the thermal belt.  This district was organized in October, 1888, under the Wright law, and has issued $140,000 of bonds and has sold them nearly all, and has about completed the construction of immense irrigation works, by which water will be distributed over the entire district by the first of July next.  This will bring under cultivation immense cattle and sheep ranges, which have long been known for their luxuriant pasturage, but, like all other foothill lands in summer, dried up, and the stock were consequently moved to the mountains in that season. - Although the water is not now on the ground, a change has come over the entire community.  Investors, owing to the cheapness of the lands (ranging from $15 to $20 per acre), have been flocking in and buying places.  There will be three colonies in full operation in the district the coming year, the lands therefor being already purchased and now being put in preparation.  Small olive groves, ranging from ten to forty acres, and vineyards and orchards are being planted.  Alfalfa has been sown in my places, and what was a vast expanse of sheep and cattle range a few years ago now bids fair to be one vast wilderness of orange and olive groves, vineyards and alfalfa fields.  Deciduous fruits also grow to perfection, and the coming winter planting, which has been held back for want of water, will take place in earnest. - The district has nearly completed one hundred miles of main and distributing canals, including nine miles of fluming and over one mile of piping, besides a suspension bridge 110 feet high across the Dry Creek Gorge, on which lays a 30-inch pipe.  At the head of this system an immense log and rock dam, thirty feet high, across the North Fork of the Yuba River, has been constructed, over which 30,000 miners' inches of water runs to waste at the lowest stage of the river and when the irrigating flume is full to overflowing, thus showing the abundance of water supply. - Railroad projects are strongly talked of through this district, and the inhabitants have a strong belief that a road will be put through the same inside of two years. - East of this district lies another good foothill country at a higher altitude, but owing to the absence of a water supply no progress is looked for there of any kind until some water project is started.

1894

Daily Appeal - 2/10/1894 - Personal Paragraphs - George Harding has gone to Sunset City. - Miss Iva Mitchell left for San Francisco yesterday. - Mrs. Syfert has gone to the Midwinter Fair. - J. D. Ketcham, a former resident, is here from Seattle. - Constable H. E. Gipson, of Meridian, was in town yesterday. - James Rowen was down from Smartsville yesterday. - Miss Emma Casper, of Sacramento, is visiting Miss Boorman. - Supervisor Conrath and W. G. Hallstead came down from Smartsville yesterday. - Will S. Stoddard was down from Red Bluff yesterday. - Mrs. Fannie Denning and Miss F. Kaufmann were in town yesterday on their way from Portland to Sunset City. - A. F. Walch was down from Gridley yesterday. - E. Browning, of Maxwell, was in town last night on railroad business. - S. S. Bayley came up from San Francisco last night. - - - - The Iowa House has unanimously passed a bill to punish participants in and abettors of prize-fighting. - - - - Kennedy the Man - John R. Kennedy, of Camptonville, who has been appointed Deputy Internal Revenue Collector for this district, has received instructions to report a Sacramento on the 15th inst. - The appointment is a most popular one, as Mr. Kennedy has a large circle of friends in this county, who, irrespective of creed or party, congratulate him on his appointment. - He will take the place of A. A. Thayer, of Grand Island, who has made a good officer. - - - - Edith Hughson, of Sacramento, will form classes' in all branches of China painting in Marysville.  Specimens of her work can be seen at the tea store of L. Scheu.  Classes will be opened February 13th. - - - - Sequel to an Assault - Officer Parmelee arrested last night the Chinaman who shot Yee Ah You on Virgin alley on Thursday night. The officer ascertained that the would-be murderer had gone to Yuba City the night previous, so he was on the lookout for him.  He met him on D street last night as he was returning from Yuba City and placed him under arrest.  He had no weapons on his person, not even a knife.  All the officer found was $13.10 in silver. - If it is possible to get Chinese evidence that a jury would believe he will be charged with assault with intent to murder. - He gave the name of Ah Sing and refused to made any statement.  His companion, who also left town, has not been arrested.

Daily Democrat – 05/02/1894, p. 1 – Escapes From Stockton Asylum. – A letter addressed to James Phelan of this city announces the escape of his brother, John, from the insane asylum at Stockton. – John Phelan will be remembered as the young man who was committed from this city in March on account of his queer actions.  He was at one time employed by George Harris to assist in bill-posting. – It appears from the letter that young Phelan, with an ex-convict and another inmate of the institution, made their escape from the third story of the building by making a rope out of strips of blankets from the beds. – The latest advices say the escapes [sic] have not yet been located.  (CMA)

Daily Democrat – 05/04/1894, p. 1 – Young Phelan At Home. – He Put in Appearance Last Evening After Tramping The Entire Distance From Stockton.—He Appears Rational. – The "Industrials" Wanted Him – John Phelan, tired and worn out from tramping the entire distance from Stockton, arrived in this city at 6 o’clock last evening and immediately proceeded to the home of his mother on B street, near Eighth. – He is the young man who with an ex-convict and another of the inmates of the Stockton Asylum, made their escape at 3 o’clock on last Sunday morning.  They lowered themselves from the third story of the building with a rope made from strips of blanket.  Phelan, who now appears to be quite rational, walked to Sacramento where the unemployed in the ranks of the Industrial Army proposed that he join them.  But the young man was bent on returning home and proceeding to Davisville, tramped to this city via Woodland. – After six weeks’ incarceration at the asylum he has apparently fully recovered from the hallucinations which filled his mind when examined and committed by the Lunacy Commission.  He now recognizes his mother and other folks and has forgotten all about the untold wealth which was coming to him.  He says he is not crazy and does not wish to return to the asylum.  Evidently he has been subjected to a very severe treatment at the institution. – Phelan’s folks are perfectly satisfied to have him remain with them if he continues in the same sane state of mind which attended him last night and today. – The young man is quite sore from asylum treatment and his long tramp.  He is disposed to be reticent on the whereabouts of his fellow-escapes [sic].  Undoubtedly the authorities are anxious to locate the cranky ex-convict who slid down the rope with Phelan. – Mrs. Phelan, had her son not escaped, was about to take steps to have him released as cured.  A friend who met the young man on the railroad near Yuba City last evening did not at first recognize him so dust-begrimmed [sic] and lame was he.  He indulges in the use of tobacco to the same extent as when he left here, and his relatives have concluded that he is a slave to the habit.  It is hoped that the young man may yet make a useful citizen.  (CMA)

Daily Democrat - 6/21/1894 - Accident to George Crowell - George Crowell, of the firm of Jenkins & Crowell, is laid up with a lacerated arm, the result of an accident which befell him yesterday. - He was standing on a stepladder cleaning a window when the ladder slipped and precipitated him through the pane of glass.  His right arm and hand were badly cut and he bled so freely that a physician was called. - The main artery of the wrist was found to be severed in twain.  Several pieces of glass were taken from the wound.  Mr. Crowell has been ordered to take a vacation as his doctor considers the wound a serious one. - - - - William Klein's Standing - The matter of Wm. Klein, a petitioner in insolvency, came before Judge Davis in the Superior Court last evening.  His petition, schedule and inventory were filed.  An order of adjudication was made and filed and order of publication of notice was made.  Sheriff Inlow was appointed receiver with bonds fixed at $7,000. - The schedule shows that his liabilities are $9,249.10, of which amount $6,040 is due to the Henninger heirs. - His assets are put down at $6,677.76, which includes the stock and fixtures in his store, valued at $6,181.41.

Democrat – 12/24/1894, p. 1 – Meek-Lipp Nuptials. – At 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, the residence of T. H. Thomas at Wheatland was the scene of a quiet wedding.  In the presence of a few near friends and relatives, Dr. C. A. Meek of Chico, and Miss Minna B. Lipp of Wheatland, were united in holy wedlock, Rev. J. Berry of Fairview, officiating.  After the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous repast prepared by Mrs. Thomas.  The happy couple were in this city to-day, and will to-night proceed to Chico, where they will reside in future.  Dr. Meek is a dentist by profession.  His wife has many friends in this section who wish the pair long years of happiness.  (CMA)

1895

Daily Appeal - Thu 3/21/1895, p1 - Suit on a Note - A. J. Batchelder, administrator of the estate of Carsten Duhm, deceased, through his attorneys, Forbes & Dinsmore, has commenced suit in the Superior Court against S T. Bryden and A. F. Bryden, to recover $329.66 with interest from January 28, 1895, at ten per cent per annum and for costs of suit. - The defendants gave their promissory note to the deceased for $415.50 on September 23, 1890, bearing interest at ten per cent per annum, and the amount sued for is still due.

Daily Appeal - 3/22/1895, p1 - Some Tough Citizens:  Their Cases Were Considered by Judge Garber Yesterday - Judge Garber had a tough class of citizens before him in the Police Court yesterday morning. - George Davis, who had pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace the previous day, was sentenced to sixty days in the county jail. - Tom Ryan, who had pleaded guilty to the same offense, wished to make a few remarks.  He said he was a stranger and had pleaded guilty because the colored man who made the complaint was a citizen and he expected to be convicted.  He denied having disturbed his peace and regretted that he had not disturbed his head.  He claimed that Breeden struck him with a whip and that he was the aggressor. - Judge Garber, after remarking that he supposed he always told the truth, sentenced him to sixty days in the county jail. - James Pierce and Tony Mullen, a one-armed man, pleaded guilty to vagrancy and were ordered to appear for sentence at 4 o'clock, but they failed to show up, and the time for passing sentence was continued. - William Meyer, whose left cheek was decorated with a scar, was charged with vagrancy.  He pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial. - Judge Garber set his case for next Tuesday at 9 a.m. - Meyer is the man who had the clothes in his possession which he claims to have found in a gunny sack on the levee one mile above Yuba City.  He claims that the officers cannot find his picture in any rogue's gallery, denies that he is an ex-convict, and is positive that he was never in jail before.

Marysville Daily Appeal - Fri 8/23/1895, p1 - A Handsome Church - An Appeal reporter was favored with a view of the interior of St. Joseph's cathedral yesterday morning.  The painting of the twelve handsome panels will be soon completed and men were at work painting the seats.  This has been very expensive work as besides the painting it became necessary to extend the organ loft across the width of the church. -  Father Coleman expects that services will be celebrated in the church on the first Sunday in October. - When the work is completed Marysville will have the handsomest Catholic church in Northern California.  The improvements made will cost about $3,000.

San Francisco Call - 10/7/1895 - Dr. Jones Injured - Nevada City, Cal., Oct. 6. - Dr. C. W. Jones, a clever and popular young physician of Grass Valley, went to the foothills a week ago in quest of game with a party of friends.  Having rested during the night, he was aroused in the morning to make preparations for the day's hunt.  He had not proceeded far when his knee became so stiff as to prevent him from walking. - He realized the seriousness of his condition and was carried to Smartsville, the nearest village.  From there he was taken to his home, a distance of twenty miles, on a cot attended by a doctor.  His injury is an old one and has previously given him trouble. 

San Francisco Call - 10/10/1895- Hansonville Cutting Affray - Marysville, Cal., Oct. 9 - A cutting scrape took place last evening at the home of William Gordett, near Hansonville, in which Gordett received an ugly wound on the left side, over the heart, from a knife in the hands of his drunken son-in-law, Joe Garcia.  Although the wound is a serious one, it is not considered fatal.  After the cutting Garcia made his escape and no trace of him has been found.

1896

Daily Appeal – 07/02/1896, p. 1 – Donahoe-Kerns. – The Wedding of a Popular Lady and Gentleman. – The wedding bells rang out merrily at an early hour yesterday morning at St. Joseph’s church, and at 6 o’clock there was a very large attendance.  The altars were all brilliantly lighted, and decorated with the choicest and most fragrant flowers. – Mrs. M. Kerns, who had resided in Sutter county for many years, and who had recently taken up her residence in this city, had issued invitations to a large number of her friends and acquaintances to witness the marriage ceremony which would make her daughter, Miss Katherine A. Kerns, the wife of Daniel P. Donahoe, one of the most respected and popular residents of the city of Marysville. – The members of the choir were in their places in the organ loft, and, as the contracting parties entered the church, Miss Carew played Mendelsshon’s Wedding March, which was continued until after they had marched up the center aisle and taken their places in front of the grand altar. – A few minutes later Father Coleman took up position at the altar rail, which had also been appropriately deocrated [sic] with evergreens, smilax and ferns.  The acolytes stood at each side of the priest, while the bridal couple, best man and bridesmaid stood in front of the rail. – The bridegroom was attended by his brother-in-law, Thomas A. McKenna, and Miss Mary Moran, a cousin of the bride made a charming bridesmaid, being elegantly attired in a pink silk dress with loque [?] of white. – The ceremonies of the Catholic church are for the most part conducted in Latin, so was the marriage ceremony, with the exception of the responses. – As they stood before the altar rail the bride presented a charming appearance as she was elegantly attired in a white brocaded silk, which was richly trimmed. – The [line illegible] dressed with great taste and had the usual floral boquet [sic] upon their lapels. – The ceremony occupied but a few minutes, and at its conclusion the nuptial mass, which was celebrated by Father Coleman, was commenced.  Mr. Donahoe at the right side of the altar and his bride at the left. – These positions they occupied until the communion services were reached, when they again approached the altar rails and received Holy Communion. – The choir sang Von La Hache’s “Kyrie,” Gieoza’s, “Demene Deus,” “Sanctus,” and “Benedictus,” and Gelsinn’s “Agnus Dei,” the following ladies furnishing the music:  Miss E. Brophy, soprano; Mrs. M. E. Waldron, alto; Miss Kate Carew, organist. – At the conclusion of the services the invited guests went to the handsome home of Mr. Donahoe at the corner of Fifth and C streets, where the wedding breakfast was to be served.  It was there that congratulations were in order and then the nuptial feast began, and amid the merry clinking of the glasses Attorney W. H. Carlin arose to propose the health of the bride and bridegroom.  It was not a labored effort on his part, but a work of love, and the words that he uttered found an echo in the hearts of all present.  Looking at the handsome floral decorations in the parlor he said he hoped that the path of the bride and groom would ever be lined with evergreens and rose bushes out of which the thorn and bramble would never protrude.  He hoped that they would always look on the bright side of life and would share in all its pleasures and joys, and that happiness and prosperity would always attend them. – Mr. and Mrs. Donahoe were the recipients of many handsome and costly gifts from their large circle of friends and they were certainly most deserving of it.  Marysville cannot bost  [sic] of a more generous, or public spirited citizen than Mr. Donahoe whose integrity and honorable dealings in business matters has won for him the respect of all classes.  His charming bride is one of Sutter county’s most accomplished daughters and a graduate of Notre Dame College.  All who are acquainted with her know her only to love her, as she is possessed of every virtue that should adorn a true Christian woman. – Among the guests at the house were the following:  J. R. Garrett and wife, T. A. McKenna and wife, W. H. Carlin and wife, George H. Baird, wife and daughter, J. T. Bogue and wife, Mrs. John Hall and daughter, Mrs. Carrie Berg, J. K. O’Brien, J. M. Cremin, George W. Harney, Thomas Holmes and wife, L. C. Williams and wife, I. G. Cohn and wife, William Nutley, wife and daughter, Miss Anna Walthers, P. J. Delay, Miss Nellie O’Brien, M. J. Collis, Hugh McGuire and wife, C. D. Woods, Mrs. J. C. Corr, Mrs. Phillip Fisher, Miss Kate Sullivan, Rev. M. Coleman, Father Hogan, Mrs. Sullivan and daughter, Miss Esther Sullivan, Miss Nellie Dewan, Frank P. Kerns and wife, Thomas Donovan, Patrick Slattery, Edward McGowan, Miss Marguerite Vineyard, Miss Josie Dewan, James Clark and wife, Miss Mary Moran, Tommie Donahoe, Dannie Donahoe and others. – Mrs. and Mrs. Donahoe departed for San Francisco on the 8:25 local train amid a shower of rice from their lady and gentlemen friends, and a Godspeed from all.  They will visit Monterey before they return from their bridal trip.  (CMA)

Daily Democrat - Sat 10/10/1896, p4 - Letter List - List of letters remaining uncalled for at the Postoffice at Marysville, Yuba county, Cal., for the week ending October 10, 1896: Mrs Bannon, Mrs W H Beattie, Wallace Brownson, Mr Brown, Marion Chappell, Joseph Dean, Henry E Dikeman, Herman Erke, Mrs G W Fairlee, C T Goforth, Jerry B Griest, W F Handlen, Mrs M J Hunsacker, James J Kelly, E J Kelso, Henry Louis, Pierce Maher, J J Mahony, James Murry, Albert Penny, Willis Rose, Rev Steve Smith, Geo Wells.  Parties calling for the above will please say "advertised."   James M. Cremin, P.M.

Daily Appeal - Sat 12/5/1896, p1 - In Miller's Behalf - Attorneys Webb and Belcher appeared before Governor Budd in Sacramento yesterday and presented their petition on behalf of Marshall Miller, sentenced to be hanged next Friday at San Quentin.  District Attorney McDaniel was also present and explained to the Governor why he should not commute the sentence to imprisonment for life. - The matter was discussed at some length, and the Governor took the matter under advisement.  He said he would render a decision before next Wednesday.

Daily Appeal - Sun 12/6/1896, p4 - Letter List - List of letters remaining uncalled for at the Postoffice at Marysville, Yuba county, Cal., for the week ending December 5, 1896:  E Atherton, J H Bahrenberg, S T Boone, C Boulton, J Brady, Hilda Castlewood, F Davis J Day, H Daubmyre, Wm Herington, Mrs M Hoppins, Mrs S Hord, Bertha Johnson 2, P J Johnson, J R Mitchel, H A Morse, Lois McWilliams, B Rexford, Jas Robinson, G Ruiz, Mabel L Turner, T L Vaugh, Mrs A Wills.  Parties calling for the above will please say "advertised."  James M. Cremin, P.M.

Daily Appeal - Tue 12/8/1896, p4 - R. and S. M. Officers - The members of Marysville Council, N. 3, R. and S.M. met last evening and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:  F. B. Miller, T.I.M.; W. A. Lowrey, D.I.M.; A. J. Menz, P.C.W., Chas. Hapgood, Treasurer; J. F. Eastman, Recorder.

1897

Daily Democrat - Wed 4/28/1897, p1 - For Street Work:  The City Council Finally Award Contracts For The Designated Street Improvements:  To Commence About May 15 - An adjourned meeting of the City Council was held last evening for the purpose of further consideration of the bids for the city street work.  The various bids which were received on Monday evening (the several amounts appearing in Tuesday's Democrat), were read by City Clerk Smith and on motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Mehl, the bid of the City Street Improvement Company of San Francisco was accepted, said bid being the lowest submitted for the entire work, viz., $23,025.28. - According to the figures submitted the bid of the City Street Improvement Company was $755.45 less than that of Jacob Schimpf for the proposed work on D, Fifth and Sixth streets.  The bids for the work on Third street were very close between the two above named bidders and J. H. Bingham. - The successful bidder stated that his company would be ready to begin the work by May 15th. - The contract for the grading of Eight street, commencing at the intersection of D and Eighth and running to the levee road at Lopez, also for the work on B street, from Fourteenth street northerly to the upper portion of the race track, was, on motion of Councilman Mehl, awarded to Jacob Schimpf, his bid for doing said work being $725.  The Clerk was instructed to return the certified check belonging to John Lopez, the unsuccessful bidder. - On motion of Councilman Williams the Street and Road Committee were instructed to have specifications prepared and estimates made of quantities of gravel in each block, and enter into a contract for hauling and depositing gravel that is to be taken off the streets in places designated. - The Council then adjourned until next Monday evening.

Marysville Daily Democrat - Tue 5/4/1897, p1 - Will of F. W. H. Aaron:  He Bequeaths His Estate to his Wife And Son - The will of the late F. W. H. Aaron was filed for probate by Attorney C. J. Covillaud last evening.  Accompanying the will is the petition of Mary M. Aaron for letters testamentary. The matter has been set for hearing on Saturday, May 15th. - The will filed is olographic [sic], and was witnessed by E. A. Davis and M. Marcuse.  He leaves his entire estate, valued at about $20,000, to his wife and son, Charles Francis Aaron. - The property consists of the homestead on Seventh and D streets, the Crowell & Jenkins' market and bakery adjoining, and a house on D street, Sperry Flour stock, Woolen Mill stock, and an interest in the Colmena Colony Company. - - - - Sharply Criticised - The action of the City Council last evening in extending the cattle ordinance beyond Eighth street, has been quite sharply criticised.  There are many poor people residing north of the slough who will be subjected to trouble and expense by the new ordinance; at the same time few, if any, of the residents will be benefited by its enforcement.

Daily Democrat - Mon 5/24/1897, p1 - Fire Saturday Night:  The Home of a Colored Couple Reduced to Cinders - A story and a half cottage at Fifteenth and F streets, known as the Bonner residence, and occupied by a colored couple named Brooks, was totally destroyed by fire Saturday night.  Though the fire department responded promptly to an alarm turned in by telephone, and reached the scene in due time, they worked under disadvantages, some trouble being experienced in connecting with the plug at Twelfth and F streets, three blocks away.  By the time water was put through the 1,500 feet of hose the burning house was in ruins.  There was an insurance of $500 on the property.  Mrs. Brooks and the neighbors be[next line blurred out] contending that no one lived in the place for a week past and that no fire had been built about the premises in that time.  Mr. Brooks is working at Colusa. - Had the wind been blowing from the north the Williams and Churchill residences would have been destroyed.  As it is these structures are badly scorched.

Daily Democrat - Tue 5/25/1897, p4 - In The Superior Court - The following business was transacted in the Superior Court this afternoon:  Estate of John J. Matti, deceased, decree establishing due notice to creditors entered of record. - In the estate of Ortis F. Lee, deceased, same decree entered; also in the estate of Charles Schwartz, deceased. - In the estate of Joseph H. Dickey, deceased, inventory and appraisement filed.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 8/17/1897, p2 - There's Gold at Home:  Billie Meek Brings Down a Few Lumps From Camptonville - W. B. Meek, who was down from Camptonville yesterday, convinced several of his friends that there was no necessity to go to Klondyke in search of gold.  He had with him some specimens taken out ten feet from the surface of different ravines in the vicinity of Camptonville.  One of the nuggets was worth $115, and the value of the specimens he had with him was $700.  They were shipped to San Francisco last evening through Wells, Fargo & Co.'s office. - Mr. Meek thinks it is only a matter of time until Yuba county will experience a mining boom.  He is satisfied that as much gold can be dug out of Yuba county as in any other locality in the State. - E. M. Polley, Superintendent of the Brandy City mine who accompanied Mr. Meek to this city has had the Klondyke fever bad for several weeks, and all Billy's good advice has been wasted on him.  He left on the noon train yesterday for San Francisco and will take the first steamer to Victoria.  During his absence E. B. Covey will act as superintendent.  He has promised to return when the first news reaches him of a great mining boom at home.

San Francisco Call - 10/24/1897 - Beautiful and Bustling Marysville - Marysville, the Queen City of Northern California, has a history that reads like a romance.  There are tales of the good padres and the old alcaldes told by the older residents.  It is also related how the pretty town sprang up suddenly on the desert of sagebrush.  When the sagebrush began to disappear Marysville's prosperity commenced. - In 1849 the spot now known as Marysville contained the only settlement in that flourishing and fertile tract of country embraced between the Yuba and Feather rivers, commencing at their junction and extending, widespread, tot he rivers' source.- It was designated as "Nye's ranch," and was the only embarcadero or landing place for goods brought from below.  It comprised upward of 45,000 acres, and was known as the Cordua Grant, being named after the gentleman who first settled upon it in 1841, under a lease from the veteran pioneer, Captain John A. Sutter. - In the spring of 1849 Cordua disposed of his interest in this grant to Messrs. Nye, Foster and Covillaud; hence its designation as "Nye's ranch."  At that time but three buildings, adobe built, graced the northern bank of the Yuba, and they were occupied by the gentlemen above mentioned.  They were situated nearly at the spot which is now the foot of D street. - It was in 1852 that Theodore Cordua named this first settlement "New Mecklenburg," in honor of his old home in Germany.  It was eight years later that Marysville received the name which it now bears.  It was at a convention of the rough settlers that the place was christened in honor of Mrs. Mary J.[sic] Covillaud, the first white woman to locate here. [incorrect]  Sons, daughters and grandchildren of this noble pioneer woman are still residents of this city. - In those days Marysville was the depot and starting point for all mining centers, this peculiar vantage accruing through the fact that it was , as it still remains, the head of navigation in the eastern Sacramento Valley.  Population was of a very fluctuating character then.  Restless men, in those hurrying days, thronged the streets of the new camp, eager to lay in their supplies and rush on to the fields of gold.  That was, in fact, a fictitious population, here to-day and gone to-morrow.  Some authorities say that as many as 15,000 people found their abode here through the fifties. - How different in these days.  Now we find the quieter progress of a prosperous, solidly built town, with a steady inflow and outflow of trade.  Over the plains, as far as the eye can reach, are rich orchards and fields of waving grain.  The peach, the pear, the fig, the prune, the apricot, the grape, the olive, the quince, the pomegranate grow in abundance. - Marysville of 1897 is the home of over 5000 people.  With transportation facilities it is well supplied, both by water and railroad lines.  Two lines of railway have been built through its corporate limits, and are being successfully and profitably operated.  On the east side is the California and Oregon line and on the west the San Francisco and Oroville, both branches of the Southern Pacific system. - Marysville is a terminal point and the only city north of Sacramento so favored.  It may be dubbed "the hub of the Sacramento Valley." It is 143 miles north of San Francisco and fifty-three miles north of Sacramento. - The growth of the city has been steady and permanent, based upon actual demands, and what is found here can be accounted for upon the basis of existing to supply a present instead of a prospective demand.  As a trading point Marysville has ever ranked with the ordinary town of 15,000 inhabitants, this being accounted for by the nature and extent of its tributary country. - The city has a fine system of water works and a first-class electric light plant.  No interior town is better lighted than Marysville.  Then there are excellent public schools, a substantial brick courthouse, a Hall of Records, a fine theater, seven churches, splendid blocks of buildings, a flourmill, woolen-mills, planing-mills, foundry, harvester works, fruit cannery, steam laundry and bag factory. - There are in the city three large hotels and three smaller ones, with capacity to accommodate a large number of people.  The water supply of the city is pumped from a well into larger tanks at an elevation of fifty feet, and thence distributed through pipes to every part of town, never having failed in the dry seasons.  The water is clear as crystal, and as near pure as can be, as shown by analysis, sulphur and magnesia being present to a healthful degree. To this fact is attributed the other fact that Marysville has never been visited by an epidemic.  The official monthly reports filed with the State Board of Health show a mortality far below the average.  To insure a continuance of these conditions a new sewage system has just been completed at a cost of $50,000. - There are three regular banking institutions, viz:  The Rideout Bank, the Decker, Jewett & Co. Bank, and the California Northern Bank of Savings - - all doing a large business.  The public library, located in the City Hall building, has been in existence many years.  To the many valuable volumes additions are made each year. - At the mile racetrack and fair grounds, including sixty acres, and located inside of the corporate limits of the city, are found all of the necessary buildings for holding fairs.  The fairs of the Thirteenth Agricultural District are held here annually, always being well attended. - A United States Land Office is located in Marysville, and the report of the officers for the year just closed shows that there are nearly 1,000,000 acres of unclaimed Government land in the district.  Considerable manufacturing is carried on; still there remains a good field for others, particularly for the manufacture of farming utensils, carloads of which are brought here every year by rail from the East and sold at a large profit.  The splendid farming country on all sides of the city causes large demand for farm implements, boots and shoes, harness, pottery and many articles which are brought from a distance and which should be made at home. - Not a few men who have been prominent in the affairs of this great nation figured in the early history of Marysville.  Justice Stephen J. Field was the first Alcalde of the city.  He wrote the first deed to property in Marysville.  He used to tell many stories of when he ran the place.  On December 29, 1849, he walked the streets of San Francisco with just $1 in his pocket.  Ninety days later he was the possessor of $25,000 from the sale of town lots in Marysville. - As first Alcalde of Marysville Field drew up the contract by which General John A. Sutter sold the township.  It was during his term as Alcalde that George C. Gorham, then a penniless lad of 17, was the private secretary of Field. - At the present Marysville is governed by a Mayor and four Aldermen, who are on their second term, having been inaugurated in April, 1894.  William T. Ellis Jr., only son of the prominent grocer and a young man of admitted executive ability, is a man honored with the highest office within the gift of the people of Marysville.  He is a native of the city and 32 years of age.  During his administration streets have been paved with macadam and bitumen as the result of his energy and that of his four associates, and the sewerage system and a stretch of sidewalks of which any city might feel proud have been constructed. - The four Councilmen are:  W. F. Kelly, representing the First Ward; Martin Sullivan, Second Ward; L. C. Williams, Third Ward; Bernard Mehl, Fourth Ward.  The other city officers are:  Marshal, J. A. Maben; Assessor and Clerk, F. E. Smith; Treasurer, Justus Greely; Police Judge, Samuel Garber; City Attorney, W. H. Carlin. - Beginning with the incorporations of the city the following have held the office of Mayor:  1851-2, S. M. Miles; 1852-3, J. H. Jewett; 1853-4, S. M. Miles; 1854-5, G. E. Winters; 1855-6, James Allen; 1856-7, Levi Hite; 1857, S. C. Tompkins; 1858, Peter Decker; 1859, William Ginger; 1860-1, C. B. Fowler; 1862-3, C. B. Fowler; 1864-5, C. B. Fowler; 1866-7, W. K. Hudson; 1868-9, Charles M. Gorham; 1870-1, Charles M. Gorham; 1872-3, Charles M. Gorham; 1874-5, William Hawley; 1876-7, C. E. Stone; 1878-9, N. D. Rideout; 1880-1, C. E. Stone; 1882-3, A. C. Bingham; 1884-5, A. C. Bingham; 1886-7 F. H. Greely; 1888-9, P. C. Slattery; 1890-1, J. M. Hofstetter; 1892-3, N. A. Rideout; 1894-5, W. T. Ellis Jr.; 1896-7, W. T. Ellis Jr. - The Marshal is Chief of Police, the guardians of the peace numbering a half-dozen men of experience, and they are efficient officers.  The people also point with pride to the militia company stationed here.  The command is known as Company D of the Second Infantry Regiment, N. G. C.  Captain George H. Voss has for his lieutenant Phil J. Divver and David Canning, popular young residents. - No better-equipped fire department than that kept in Marysville can be boasted by any town in California.  There are four steamers to be relied upon in case of a conflagration, and, besides, a horse hose-cart and two hand carts, carrying in all 3000 feet of first-class hose.  F. C. Meyer is engineer and C. E. Rockefeller is captain of the hose.  Eight paid hosemen are kept the year around.  As fire-fighters the boys have everything to boast of and nothing to be ashamed of.  A splendid hook-and-ladder apparatus, bought during the term of Mayor Slattery, is well under the control of the men, who indulge in frequent practice to perfect themselves in its workings.  Charles Price is engineer of steamers and George Korb is his assistant. - The Board of Health has been instrumental in bringing about the adoption by the City Council of a pure-milk ordinance, which insures a healthy supply of lacteal fluid for the city.  The dairymen hereabout now court a visit form the experts appointed to make the tuberculin test. Thus far every herd examined has proven remarkably free from tuberculosis or any other infectious disease.  The members of Marysville's Board of Health are as follows:  Dr. David Powell, president; W. H. Parks Jr., secretary; Dr. G. W. Stratton, William England and W. H. Carlin.  C. C. Kelser is health officer under salary. - The city's Board of Education is composed of the following:  W. T. Ellis Jr., president; J. A. Scott, secretary; J. E. Goorman, George R. Eckart and Dr. D. Powell.  They have full charge of the educational interests.  There are two school buildings - - one known as the high school, the other as the B-street school.  The high school, which is accredited, is under the tutorship of Professor G. H. Stokes, who has two able assistants in Miss White and Miss Spohrs.  The other teachers are:  Professor Martin, Mrs. E. A. Coult, Miss Ella Kelly, Miss Anna B. Karr, Miss Lillie Brooks, Miss Margaret Lowery, Miss Anna McKenney, Miss Amy Davidson and Miss Ada Townsend.  Three hundred and seventy pupils were enrolled at the beginning of the fall term in September.  The classrooms are large, well ventilated and commodious.  In evidence of the reputation the Marysville High School has gained as an institution of learning, it may be stated that not a few scholars are entered from adjoining counties as pay pupils. - Marysville also has her private institutions of learning.  Justly proud are her citizens of the College of Notre Dame, which institution was founded in 1856, chartered in 1869.  The college is conducted by the Sisters of Notre Dame, a society of ladies entirely devoted to the work of Christian education.  The buildings, occupying an entire block, are surrounded by pretty grounds furnished with every facility for the amusement and physical welfare of the students.  The course of studies is pursued in the English language, but French, German and Spanish being spoken by many of the teachers, the pupils enjoy every facility for perfecting themselves in these languages. - Lessons in vocal and instrumental music are given, also in shorthand, typewriting, drawing, painting, plain and useful needlework, embroidery and all kinds of fancy work.  To excite laudable emulation in the various branches of science, monthly competitions are held, when those most distinguished in their respective classes receive the honorary decoration of a medal.  At the same time reports are forwarded to parents and guardians giving the class standing, proficiency, etc., of their daughters and wards.  The scholastic year consists of one session, commencing on September 1 and ending June 30.  Students who have completed the prescribed course of study receive a diploma or certificate when such distinction is deserved.  Good references are required of all applicants.  While the Catholic religion is professed by the ladies of this institution, there can be no interference with the religious principles of those who profess a different creed. - Among the graduates are numbered some of Marysville's most prominent ladies. - Of churches there are seven in Marysville, viz:  Presbyterian, corner of D and Fifth streets, Rev. J. W. Lundy pastor; Roman Catholic, St. Joseph's, corner of E and Seventh streets, Father M. Coleman in charge; Episcopal, St. John's, corner of E and Fifth streets, Rev. W. H. Stoy rector; Methodist Episcopal, corner of E and Fourth streets, Rev. Thomas Chase pastor; Christian Church, corner of E and Seventh streets, Rev. Mr. Kincaid pastor; A. M. E. Church (colored), Rev. Mr. Chapman pastor; Baptist (colored), Rev. Mr. Smith pastor.  A corps of the Salvation Army flourishes here and is doing good work. - The first religious service ever held in Marysville was in the spring of 1850, and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Washburn on a flatboat opposite the plaza.  Mr. Washburn was at that time keeping a boarding house or hotel.  In this effort to establish religious worship at this point Mr. Washburn was succeeded by Rev. Mr. Wilson, a Methodist clergyman, who by indefatigable exertions succeeded in rearing a Methodist Episcopal church.  He died in the following summer. - With fraternal and social societies the city is well supplied.  The Masonic fraternity boasts six lodges, as follows:  Corinthian Lodge No. 9, organized 1850, chartered November 27, 1850; Yuba Lodge No. 39, chartered May 6, 1854; Washington Chapter No. 13, Royal Arch Masons; Marysville Council No. 3, Royal and Secret Masons; Marysville Commandery No. 7, Knights Templar; Marysville Chapter No. 55, Order Eastern Star. - The Odd Fellows' lodges are in a thriving condition, and, like the Masons, have a fine, large building of their own, being one of the best-paying pieces of property in the city, having declared dividends to an amount more than double the cost of the structure.  The I.O.O.F. lodges are as follows:  Yuba No. 5, Oriental No. 45, Marysville Encampment, No. 6, Minnehaha Rebekah Degree Lodge. - Other societies are:  N.S.G.W., Parlor No. 6; N.D.G.W., Parlor No. 74; G.A.R. Post No. 80; A.O.F.of A. Court Pride No. 34; A.O.U.W., No. 38; Knights of Honor, No. 1656; O.C.F. (two lodges), Rainbow No. 125 and Marysville No. 3; I.O.R.M., Yuba Tribe No. 45; Companions of the Forest, No. 101; Y.M.I., No. 18; C.L.R.S. (relief society); I.O.B.B., Miriam Lodge No. 56; Jeffersonian Lyceum. - E. Campus[sic] Vitus, King David Lodge No. 7,188,189, meets at the sound of the hewgag.  There is a lodge of colored Masons and one of colored Odd Fellows, besides a court of Independent Foresters. - The Marysville theater is one of the oldest in the State.  It was erected in August, 1865, and remodeled after the flood of 1875.  The seating capacity, ground floor and gallery, is 800.  W. C. Swain is proprietor and W. B. Swain manager. - Marysville's public library has for its librarian Mrs. J. A. Saul.  The Odd Fellows' Library is in charge of Mrs. Louisa Wentzel. - There are eleven public parks, or squares, in Marysville, two of which - - Cortez Square and Napoleon Square - - are improved, and decided ornaments to the city. - Work on the levee system surrounding Marysville was commenced in 1868, although some leveeing had been done some years previous to that date.  The city is now well guarded from flood waters and very little fears are entertained of a future overflow.  The length of the levees is something over thirteen miles and the average height fifteen feet.  The expenditures for building and maintaining the city levees up to the present time are as follows:  City, $447,339.74; county, $81,000; State, $39,000; total, $562,339.74. The present Commissioners are:  W. T. Ellis Sr., D. E. Knight and John C. White. - Telephone and telegraph lines extend east, west, north and south - - to the mountains and to the valley districts and to the metropolis.  The San Francisco and Sacramento papers reach Marysville twice a day, the morning dailies at noon, the evening journals not later than 9:30 each night.  There are stages regularly for Bangor, Brownsville, Hansonville, Strawberry Valley, La Porte and Quincy, and also for Comptonville [sic], Browns Valley, Oregon House, Dobbins Ranch and Bullards Bar every day.  The Nelson and Collin stage line connects with Smartsville, Nevada City and Grass Valley.  There is also stage connection with Colusa and Forbestown daily. - Marysville and her surroundings are ably represented by two live and progressive newspapers, both publishing daily and semi-weekly editions.  The Democrat was established in 1884 by Milton McWhorter. The Democrat Publishing Company, a corporation, is proprietor.  T. J. Sherwood is manager and editor and F. H. Day assistant manager. - The Marysville Appeal first appeared on January 23, 1860, George W. Bloom & Co. being the publishers.  The paper is Republican in politics and is conducted by the Marysville Appeal Publishing Company.  F. W. Johnson is managing editor. - One of the best indicators to show the conditions of trade and progress in a town or city is the business transacted at the local postoffice.  During the past three years the Marysville office has made a splendid showing, the increase of business warranting an all-night service and the establishing of a free-delivery system.  August 1 two carriers were employed, who already have found the business demanding the services of another to properly cover the whole territory.  An additional carrier has been ordered, who will enter upon his duties within a month. - Marysville boasts of one of the largest canneries in the State.  The building, which is new, covers over half a block of 160x320 feet.  Five hundred persons find employment here during the season, and their payroll for last season amounted to $30,000, and will reach $40,000 this year.  Last year 60,000 cases of two dozen cans each were shipped, while this season their shipments are expected to reach 75,000 cases.  The market of this cannery is the world, the last year's product being shipped to London and Liverpool, the distributing points from which Europe is supplied, to Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Johannesburg, etc. - A. C. Baumgartner is the manager of the Marysville Fruit Packing Company. - The Marysville Woolen Mills since 1867 has purchased and used in the manufacture of goods 13,429,922 pounds of wool, most of which was grown in the immediate vicinity, at an average price of 16 1/2 cents per pound, amounting to $2,214,827.38.  This amount has been paid to the woolmen in cash, upon the delivery of the wool, enabling him to pay his bills promptly and in many cases to keep a healthy balance at his bankers. - In the same time there has been paid for labor $852,907.78, nearly two-thirds of which has gone to the white employes.  There has been received from the sale of goods $3,995,782.72.  The greatest portion of these goods has been sold in San Francisco and the returns brought to Marysville and put in circulation.  The capital stock, originally $50,000 is now $200,000, of which but $75,461.65 was paid in cash, the remainder, $124,538.35 having been accumulated by the earnings of the corporation.  In addition, the shareholders have always received a fair interest on their investment in cash dividends, the aggregate of which up to the present time is $374,474.  The buildings and machinery are all in good repair. - The Marysville Winery, Gotlieb Sieber, proprietor, yearly turns out large quantities of brandy, and ships many thousands of gallons of wine to the Eastern markets and Europe, all of its output having a well-earned reputation, and bringing remunerative prices. - The Empire Foundry and Harvester Works supply farmers with implements, and repair all kinds of farm tools; at the same time monitors and other mining machinery are turned out at short notice in large or small quantities. - Swain & Hudson own one of the best appointed planing mills in the State.  They find employment for a large force of men at all seasons, being builders and contractors. - The Marysville Bag Factory has a large number of regular patrons, and always has sufficient orders to keep busy a number of men. - The Buckeye Flour Mills, established in the early fifties, give employment to many men.  Shipments are made to China and Japan monthly, and there is an extensive demand all over the State.  The institution in now under control of Sperry Flour Company. - White, Cooley & Cutts send its patent drapers and other goods to all portions of the State. - While Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County Yuba City is the county seat of Sutter County, their courthouses lying about one mile apart and a street railway connecting the two cities.  Yuba City prides herself upon her county buildings and fine schools, her exemption from saloons and gambling-houses.  The value of the fruit crops of Sutter County exceeds half a million dollars and over a million cans of preserved fruit are shipped yearly.  The facilities for shipping are excellent.  Fruit lands remain comparatively cheap, nor can any portion of California be recommended better to the settler than these same cities of Marysville and Yuba City in respect to climate.  The number of clear days, 235 a year, far exceeds those of Italy or Florida, where they average 196 and 124 respectively.  Or, for instance, the average winter temperature of the two cities is equivalent to those of Philadelphia in April and of Rhode Island in May. - In his "Early Days in California," Justice Stephen J. Field gives an interesting description of his first visit to Marysville and his election as Alcalde.  After detailing a day spent in Sacramento, January 13, 1850, he says:  "The next day I took the little steamer Lawrence for Vernon, which was so heavily laden as to be only eighteen inches out of water; and the passengers, who amounted to a large number, were requested not to move about the deck, but to keep as quiet as possible.  In three or four hours after leaving Sacramento the captain suddenly cried out with great energy, 'Stop her!  stop her!' and with some difficulty the boat escaped running into what seemed to be a solitary house standing in a vast lake of water.  I asked what place that was, and was answered 'Vernon' - - the town where I had been advised to settle as affording a good opening for a young lawyer.  I turned to the captain and said I believed I would not put out my shingle at Vernon just yet, but would go further on. - 'The next place we stopped at was Nicolaus, and the following day we arrived at a place called Nye's Ranch, near the junction of the Feather and Yuba rivers.  No sooner had the vessel struck the landing at Nye's Ranch than all the passengers, some forty or fifty in number, as if moved by a common impulse, started for an old adobe building which stood upon the bank of the river, and near which were numerous tents.  Judging from the number of the tents there must have been from 500 to 1000 people there.  When we reached the adobe and entered the principal room we saw a map spread out on the counter, containing the plan of a town, which was called 'Yubaville,' and a man standing behind it crying out, 'Gentlemen, put your names down; put your names down, all you that want lots.'  He seemed to address himself to me, and I asked him the price of the lots.  He answered, 'Two hundred and fifty dollars for lots 80x160 feet.'  I replied, 'But suppose a man puts his name down and afterward don't want the lots?'  He replied, 'Oh you need not take them if you don't want them.  Put your names down, gentlemen, you that want lots.'  I took him at his word and wrote my name down for sixty-five lots, aggregating in all $16,250.  This produced a great sensation.  To the best of my recollection I had only about $20 left of what Colonel Stevenson had paid me, but it was immediately noised about that a great capitalist had come up from San Francisco to invest in lots in the rising town.  The consequence was that the proprietors of the place waited upon me and showed me great attention. - "I saw at once that the place from its position at the head of practical river navigation was destined to become an important depot for the neighboring miens, and that its beauty and salubrity would render it a pleasant place for residence. - * * * * * "On the evening of the election there was a general gathering of people at the adobe house, the principal building of the place, to hear the official announcement of the result.  When this was made some one proposed that a name should be adopted for the new town.  One man suggested 'Yubafield,' because of its situation on the Yuba River; and another 'Yubaville,' for the same reason.  A third urged the name 'Circumdoro,' surrounded with gold, as he translated the word, because there were mines in every direction round about.  But there was a fourth, a solid and substantial old man, evidently of kindly domestic affections who had come out to California to better his fortunes.  He now rose and remarked that there was an American lady in the place, the wife of one of the proprietors, that her name was Mary; and that, in his opinion, her name ought to be given to the town, and that is should be called in her honor 'Marysville.'  No sooner had he made the suggestion than the meeting broke out into loud hurrahs, every hat made a circle around its owner's head, and we christened the new town Marysville without a dissenting voice.  For a few days afterward the town was called both Yubaville and Marysville, but the latter name was soon generally adopted, and the place is so called to this day."  - The lady in whose honor it was named was Mrs. Covilland [sic]. She was one of the survivors of the Donner party. - The "Queen City of Northern California" Marysville is sometimes called.  There is much in its history to interest the generations destined to fill the places of those who have promoted its prosperity, where a few years since "the wild wolf howled and coyotes yelped around" stands a thriving city, whose inhabitants are characterized by their industry, thrift and enterprise - - a heritage worthy the race upon whom it has fallen.  Her glory, her fame, her trials, triumphs and vicissitudes will pass as history into other hands for safekeeping.  Let them not be unworthy of the trust. - To the east of Marysville, distant eighteen miles, is the town of Smartsville, containing a population of about 600 people. There is at this point some of the prettiest residences to be found in the county, also well-supported school-houses and churches, stores and good hotels.  Probably the best oranges seen in Yuba County's recent exhibits came from Smartsville and vicinity, where large quantities are grown and marketed at least once a month in advance of those produced in the southern part of the State.  This place is located in the foothills only a short distance from the plains or valley lands, and is one of the best towns of the size in the State.  Adjacent to the town on the east are some very rich mines, known as placer claims, several of them now being worked at a fair profit. - There is a system of water ditches at this point, which extend down along the foothills some distances west of the town, carrying water to the lands known as the Bonanza Ranch, and will soon be extended to other points.  A railroad is to be built soon, which will pass through Smartsville, extending from Grass Valley to the city of Marysville. - Dredger river mining, after the New Zealand methods, is now in its experimental stage on Yuba River, near Smartsville. - The town of Wheatland contains about 900 inhabitants, and they are classed among the most progressive, sober and industrious to be found in any country.  It is said that hops make Wheatland prosper, and no doubt to a great extent they do, but in early days the people depended upon wheat and the mountain trade. - Of late years the large hop fields adjacent to Bear River support a large number of people and have added very materially to the assessed valuation of the property in that vicinity. The largest hop fields in the world are located near the town of Wheatland and a short history of them will be found of interest.  Dr. D. P. Hurst planted twelve acres in 1883 as an experiment.  The hops grew and were harvested and sold at a fair profit, which induced others to plant some.  S. D. Woods, J. W. Roddan, W. B. Roddan and Dr. Durst planted additional lots the following year, and as each of them was satisfied with the results they increased the acreage until 1893, when the whole area in hops adjacent to Wheatland was 900 acres.  These several yards are arranged in the best possible way to produce, also to gather, cure and pack the product.

San Francisco Call - 12/26/1897 - Marysville - Miss Maud Garvey of Oregon Hill, who has been teaching school at San Juan, is the guest of S. L. Frost and family. - George S. Risher and Miss Mary E. Costellar, both of Browns Valley, were married here Sunday. - J. J. Brass, F. W. Buttleman, Frank and Chester Lipp and John Williams were in Oroville Sunday to witness the football game. - William Metcalf and nephew of Nelson Point visited this city on business. - Mrs. Carrie Champion and child have arrived from San Francisco to spend the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. M. Bernstein. - Miss Muriel Eastman is home from Berkeley University for Christmas day. - Miss Ada Jenkins has returned from Oakland for the holidays. - Louis H. Parks is home from the San Francisco Dental College for Christmas. - Miss Mary McQuaid of San Francisco spent Christmas week with her parents at Smartsville. - Mrs. C. E. Danforth and children will spend the holidays at San Francisco. - Mrs. G. B. Baldwin and son are here from San Francisco to spend the holidays with her father, C. A. Glidden. - Charles C. Stone is here from the bay to spend Christmas with his parents, Dr. E. G. Stone and wife. - Miss Julia Boyd has arrived from Napa to visit relatives. - J. J. Pratt and family will winter in San Francisco. - Eugene F. Glidde has accepted a position in Wells, Fargo & Co.'s office in San Francisco. - Dr. Stanley Jewett has returned from a business trip to Nevada City. - Miss Georgia Carden has returned from Chico, where she visited friends. - Charles D. Campbell and wife have gone to Lyndon, Kans., to visit. - Richard Powell and wife of Pennington, Sutter County, were the guests of Dr. David Powell and family. - J. M. Ribble, wife and daughter were here from Challenge Mills making holiday purchases. - W. W. Ashford of Haywards visited his brother, Joe Ashford, this week. - Major T. A. Phillips and M. V. Raley, both of Jacksonville, Fla., were here, en route to Indiana Ranch, to view some mining property in which they are interested. - Miss Rose Beatty has returned to her home in San Francisco. - Herman and Henry Berg are home from the San Jose college for the holidays.

1898

San Francisco Call - 3/24/1898 - Power From The Sierra: Marysville Lighted by Her New Electric System: Wheels of Industry Turned by a Force Exerted Miles Away:  Browns Valley Mines to be Supplied With a Current From the Same Source - Special Dispatch to The Call - Marysville, march 23. - On Monday evening at the office of the Yuba Power Company in this city, there was a large gathering of citizens, the occasion being the introduction into Marysville of the company's electric light from its plant in the hills above Browns Valley.  There was a magnificent display, the object being to illustrate to prospective customers the effect of the different methods of assembling incandescent lights in order to obtain the best possible effect.  All present were impressed with the splendid quality of light, its brilliancy and steadiness. - Twenty-three miles of a delightful drive, thirteen miles of which is through the low foothills of the Sierra above Browns Valley, brings one to the power-house of the Yuba Power Company, situated at the head of what is known as Capitan ravine, down which for 850 feet is laid the heavy steel pipe which leads the waters of the Browns Valley irrigation canal to the Pelton wheels at the power-house.  These wheels are buckled to and run the large electric generators, three in number, of 500-horsepower capacity each.  The machines supply the current for the lights in Marysville and the power for the mines at Browns Valley. The amount of water available at the point of divergence is 2800 inches; the fall from the ditch to the Pelton wheels is equivalent to a vertical fall of 293 feet, and the power there capable of production is 1876-horsepower. - Recent inventions in the matter of electrical transmission of power will render it possible to transfer this immense load from the point of its production to the place of application with but the trifling loss of 8 per cent on the maximum capacity of the plant.  All of the work in connection with this plant has been of the most substantial character.  The water-wheels are supported on solid concrete bases and the wire and poleline are of the best obtainable materials.  The entire length of the pole line through the hills is cleared off for fifty feet on each side of the wires, thus reducing to a maximum the danger of interference to the line from windblown trees or forest fires. - Convenient to the power house is the residence of the electricians and employes in charge of the plant.  The structure which will house these gentlemen is a comfortable one of two stories. - The company is figuring on extending its current to Wheatland, Smartsville, Woodland, Lincoln and other surrounding towns.

San Francisco Call - 4/10/1898 - Forty-Two Knife Wounds - Marysville, April 9. - Willis Silsby, aged 60, an inmate of the Yuba County Hospital, made a determined effort last night to commit suicide, stabbing himself with a pocket-knife forty-two times in the breast, abdomen and left elbow.  The most dangerous wound is in the breast, the blade penetrating the pleural cavity and lungs.  Silsby, who was a blacksmith, fell from a hayloft at Smartsville last fall, sustaining injuries which caused paralysis of the lower limbs.  He told the other patients in the hospital that he was tired of life.  He may recover.

Daily Appeal - Sat 4/23/1898, p1 - Soldier Will Stay on the Farm - Bill Dodge, typical hayseed, who discussed the war news with the aid of several schooners of beer, was brought before Judge Garber in the Police Court yesterday morning.  He promised to remain on the farm until his services were required, and was discharged with a caution. - - - - May The Best Man Win - William Werry has commenced suit in Justice Wm. Jefferd's court at Brown's Valley against Nellie Mann to recover $53 for rent due, together with a notice to vacate the premises. An attachment was levied on her buggy and harness.  She claims to have a counter claim against Werry for keeping house for him.

San Francisco Call - 4/30/1898 - Foresters Go To Healdsburg - Following is a list of the delegates who will represent the courts in the grand body: Marysville - Pride of Marysville, No. 34, P. D. Cahill, F. W. Testegge.

1899

Marysville Daily Democrat - Sat 5/6/1899, p5 - Superior Court Notes - Estate of J. C. Wilkins, deceased, Mrs. Kate M. Wilkins appointed administratrix, bond $3,600. - Estate of Mary C. Davis, deceased, decree establishing notice to creditors. - Estate of E. M. Binninger, deceased, inventory and appraisement filed.  Order to show cause why estate should not be set aside for the use and benefit of widow.

Daily Appeal - 7/7/1899, p3 - Brevities - Gagus has signed with the Sacramentans. - Temperature yesterday:  highest, 88; lowest 62. - The military company will meet for drill to-morrow evening at 8:15 sharp. - Almost $500 was put up in this city last evening on the Sullivan-Kilrain fight. - A party of serenaders were out last evening.  They made the Appeal a late call. - A carload of canned fruits was shipped to Chicago yesterday by the Marysville Canning Company. - The Marysville baseball club left early this morning for Grass Valley where they will play to-day. - The funeral of Wm. Abbey will take place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church. - A number of the friends of the late I. W. Huffaker will attend his funeral at Wheatland from this city to-day. - The County Board of Equalization will meet to-morrow morning and resume the work of examining the assessment roll. - Fred Ritter, the young man who attempted to kill himself in Sutter county on Thursday last, was considerably improved yesterday. - Mullings, the half-breed Indian who was recently sentenced to a life term for murder by Judge Handley, of Butte county, has been taken to San Quentin. - The members of the Ladies' Aid Society will take some action shortly upon the character of the improvements contemplated about the Presbyterian church. - The Sutter Independent says:  The notorious Madame Tupen and her daughters have taken up their residence in Yuba City.  This is the woman who was recently fined $100 in the police court in Marysville, for keeping a disorderly house.

Daily Appeal - 12/10/1899, p1 - The Law and Motion:  Orders Made and Papers Filed in Civil and Probate Matters Yesterday - The following business was transacted in the Superior Court yesterday, Judge E. A. Davis presiding:  H. Falk Company vs. Webster Treat, motion for change of venue to Contra Costa county made by defendant's attorney, William G. Murphy, and granted by the Court. - Estate of Abraham Logan, deceased, ex-Public Administrator Lipp, through his attorney, W. H. Carlin, granted order for publication in the Appeal of order to show caose [sic] why real estate belonging to the estate should not be sold. - Murphy vs. Donahoe - - demurrer over-ruled and thirty days to answer. - Scott vs. Clark, demurrer withdrawn and amended complaint filed.  By consent ten days granted in which to file answer. - Estate of J. F. Luttrell, deceased, proceeding for probate of will continued for two weeks. - O'Neill vs. Farrell, on motion of plaintiff and consent of defendant, action dismissed. - - - - Corinth Post Elects Officers - The following officers have been elected by Corinth Post, No. 80, G. A. R., who will serve for the ensuing year:  Post Commander, A. W. White; Senior Vice-Commander, James Haynes; Junior Vice-Commander, John Palmer; Quartermaster, G. W. Sutliff; Surgeon, C. J. Ripley; Chaplain, A. W. Lewis; Officer of the Day, Ed Hollen; Representative to Department Encampment, C. J. Ripley; Alternate, John Palmer.

Daily Appeal - 12/24/1899, p3 - Personal - Richard Belcher has returned below. - Virgil Basney is visiting relations here. - D. S. O'Callaghan is up from Sacramento. - Cayler Selby is visiting friends in this city. - William Martin is visiting his mother in this city. - Mrs. C. D. Dawson was down from Gridley yesterday. - A. C. Bingham and wife have gone to San Francisco. - C. N. Tharsing has returned from a trip to San Francisco. - Mrs. Theodore Gier returned from Oakland last evening. - Will F. Cunningham is up from San Leandro for the holidays. - W. H. Lee has returned to Yuba City from his ranch in Sutter county. - W. P. Covillaud is down from Spokane Falls on a visit to his brother Charles. - Captain Dickens, of the U. S. Coast Survey, and Mrs. Dickens are here to spend Christmas with Dr. Smith and family.  - - - - Very Wet Roads - Yesterday was a very busy one for the merchants of this city who have holiday goods.  People came from different parts of the country and took their chances with the roads.  Mrs. Johanna Rowen came from the foothills, and said that after leaving them she did not see more than a half mile of the roadbed.  All the remainder of the distance was water, and the horses had to feel their way.- - - - A Quiet Wedding - Edward F. Knorsa was very quietly married on last Sunday evening, at the residence of Theodore Niesen, to Miss Lizzie Wolf, of San Francisco, by Rev. A. B. Spaight.  Only a few of the most intimate friends and relatives were present.  The groom has kept the matter very quiet, and the marriage has surprised his friends.

1900

Daily Appeal - Thu 1/25/1900, p1 - Native Sons Install Officers - The following newly elected officers of Marysville Parlor, No. 6, N.S.G.W., were installed last evening by J. A. Bilhartz, D.D.G.P.; President, J. H. Marcuse; 1st Vice Pres., T. H. Richards; 2nd Vice Pres., J. E. Lewis; 3rd Vice Pres., James Hare; Recording Secretary, J. M. Morrissey; Financial Secretary, Will S. Lunsford; Marshal, Charles Hampton; Inside Sentinel, Henry Berg; Outside Sentinel, R. Kingsbury; Surgeon, Elmer E. Stone; Trustee, P. J. Delay. - The installation was followed by a smoker and refreshments.

Daily Appeal - 1/28/1900, p1 - W. B. Vineyard Bankrupt - San Francisco, January 27. - Will B. Vineyard,  a farmer of Yuba county, filed a petition in bankruptcy in the United States District Court to-day.  He owes $4172.18 and has assets to the amount of $2550. - - - - Ten Dollars or Ten Days - Nels Swansen, who was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, appeared before Judge Garber in the Police Court yesterday morning, and was ordered to pay a fine of $10 or in default work for ten days on the chaingang.  Judgment was suspended for half an hour, and the "terrible Swede" skipped over to Sutter county.

Daily Appeal – 08/12/1900, p. 1 – Crafty Colonel Mike. – A Former Resident Who Declines to Make Public His Age. – Colonel M. C. Nye, a former resident of Marysville, where he married an aunt of Attorney C. J. Covillaud, was recently interviewed at Princeville, Oregon, regarding his interesting pioneer experiences. – Since the death of General Bidwell at Chico a few months ago he is the sole survivor of the first expedition that ever crossed the American plains.  He is at the present time one of the most prosperous sheepmen of Crook county, and a large property owner and although getting very old he is making no arrangements to follow his old comrades.  No one in Crook county knows his age and it is estimated all the way from 90 to 120 years.  Every device and plan has been resorted to to ascertain the Colonel’s age, not because of the importance of knowing, but just because of the Colonel’s refusal to give it. – The Colonel has been in California since 1841, but he was the youngest member of the party that arrived at that time.  After reaching California he was adopted into the family of a wealthy Spaniard who took a liking to him and he actually became a naturalized citizen of Mexico.  He has never foresworn his allegiance to that country and never will, but he never fails to vote in Crook county and will if he lives vote for McKinley this fall. – “You crossed the plains in 1841?” was asked of Colonel Nye:  “that was 59 years ago.  How old were you when you started on the journey, Colonel?” – “Oh, I was upwards of – I was quite a lad, replied the Colonel.  Seeing that he was about to give away his age he refused to talk. – The name Nye is associated with the early history of Marysville, and W. G. Murphy probably is the only man in Marysville that could come very near guessing Colonel Nye’s age.  When a resident of Marysville he lived in the present Schneider home on D street. (CMA)

Marysville Daily Appeal - Sat 8/18/1900 - Edward Roach Will Offer No More Horses for Sale for Some Time - Edward Roach will be called on to answer a charge of grand larceny. - The police officers ascertained yesterday morning that the horse which he tried to sell to Steve Philpot at Nelson's stable, and the animal found in his possession half an hour later on the Fifth street grade, had both been stolen from the Pavilion stable corral.  One of them belonged to G. F. Forbes of Brown's Valley and the other to Charles Cook of Dobbins. - Roach came to Marysville from Downieville, arriving her on Wednesday, a teamster having allowed him to ride on his wagon. - A complaint was made out yesterday afternoon charging the defendant with a felony, stealing a horse, the property of Charles W. Cook.  This is the animal that he tried to sell at Nelson's stable. - - - - Ball, Bats and Bases: The Game To-morrow Afternoon Will Be a Hot One - The game between the Marysville and Sacramento teams on the local diamond at Agricultural Park to-morrow afternoon will be sure to attract a large audience. - Manager Marcuse stated last evening that the Marysville team would be selected from the following:  Morrow, Thomas, C. Bruce, Wilkins, Santeen, Ballesterro, Carter, E. Bruce, Bevert, Allen and Hare. - Ed Strain will not play any more this season.  O'Neil, who is probably the best short stop in the vicinity, is working at the cannery and can not play, and Slattery, another good man, also shows no indication to play. - Thomas arrived from Oakland yesterday to pitch Sunday's game, and if he is a good man, will be signed for the season. - - - - A Two-Band Concert Sunday - It is likely that the bank which accompanies the Shirley Company on its travels, will join with the Marysville Independent Brass Band next Sunday afternoon and give a rousing joint concert at Cortez Square. - At least the suggestion has been made, and as there certainly can be not objection to the arrangement, it is to be hoped that it will be carried out. - The Shirley band is just about all right, and as our own is too, such a combination would be strictly in it.

1901

Daily Appeal - Wed 8/21/1901, p4 - Galligan's Bad Luck - William Galligan, who resides near Erle, met with a rather serious accident on Monday.  He was engaged in hauling baled hay when his team ran away, throwing him to the ground.  He received several bruises about the body and also internal injuries.  Dr. Stratton, who attended him, cannot at present state how serious the internal injuries are.

1902

Daily Appeal – 10/25/1902, p. 1 – R. E. BEVAN – Yuba County’s Efficient Sheriff Making Strong Campaign for Re-election – Among the local political contests it is questionable whether any is exciting more interest than that for the office of Sheriff. – When the time came to make the nominations no other man but R. E. Bevan, the present incumbent, was thought of by the Republican convention.  He had administered the affairs of his office so admirably that it was felt he was fully entitled to a second term, and without a dissenting voice he was named for the honor.  Since then he has been vigorously campaigning and in his trips over the county and talks about town he has received much encouragement.  But until the polls close he will take no chances. – Mr. Bevan is one of the successful business men of this city.  He came to California when 23 years of age, first locating at Nicolaus but later removing to Wheatland.  While there he followed his trade of carpenter for awhile, but finally entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Company, remaining with it untill [sic] ill health caused him to resign his position.  He then went to Sacramento and engaged in business, but finally, in 1882, he returned to Wheatland and entered the employ of J. H. Stewart, carriage maker.  In March, 1883, he began business for himself under the firm name of Bevan, Swift & Little, and while so engaged was elected Coroner, in the fall of 1888.  On Christmas day of that year he took up his residence in Marysville and he has lived here ever since.  At first he was engaged in the undertaking business with A. B. Hopkiss, but later succeeded to that of A. P. Barnes, which he has carried on ever since most successfully. – Mr. Bevan is a member of several fraternal orders and a most popular one. – A citizen who casts a vote for him will make no mistake.  (CMA)

Pacific Rural Press - 11/15/1902 - About Roads - This morning the big rock crusher will start up again, after a few days' inactivity on account of the rain.  Yesterday Supervisor Miller had teams engaged in hauling crushed rock from the bin to the North Star road.  The bin, now being empty, will be repaired and refilled, which will keep the wagons busy.  That part of the road already covered shows wonderful improvement, says the Grass Valley Union. - Nevada county joins Yuba on the east and the line is only 2 miles from Smartsville.  The roads in that county are in far better condition than in Yuba, a fact readily recognized by all who travel between Marysville and Grass Valley.   The supervisors of Nevada county bought these rock crushers, one for each road district.  the expenditure of money for work on the roads of Nevada county produces good results.  Each year additional mileage is added to the good, substantial roads there.  At the same time the total expenditure is not greater than in Yuba county. The writer recently traveled more than 30 miles on roads in Nevada county, and at the points visited made inquiry relative to the cost of good roads created by adding crushed rock.  One of the advantages of a rock crusher owned by the county is found in saving in repairs after a rock foundation has been laid for a road.  Of course, a rock crusher is not a genial companion of a supervisor in a road district where a system of nursing of roads has been in progress that will produce $50 or $60 a month in "road viewing."  But in a road district where a road commissioner is a man of the people - - one who cares more for the good will of his constituents than for the compensation he can secure by nursing the roads year after year - - a rock crusher is worth its weight in gold.  In Sutter county, which joins Yuba on the west, the supervisors bought a rock crusher several years ago, and they have many miles of good road bed as a result. - Marysville Democrat.

1903

Daily Appeal - Fri 5/22/1903, p1 - Deeds Recorded - The following deeds were placed on record yesterday:  November 28, 1902.  Morris J. Williams to Grant Sherman, house and lot at Weed's Point, near Camptonville.  Consideration $60. - May 1, 1903. John Cohen to W. Mills, a mining claim at Willow creek, Camptonville. Consideration $10. - May 7, 1903.  Grant Sherman and wife to W. F. Mills, house and lot at Weed's Point. Consideration $10.

San Francisco Call - 9/4/1903 - Settlers Fight Forest Flames:  Terrific Fire for a Time Imperils Yuba County Town - Nevada City, Sept. 3. - A great fire broke out in the forest at a point half a mile above Camptonville to-day.  For a time it looked as though the town was doomed.  The flames swept toward the village and also north in the direction of the Sleighville House, three miles above Camptonville, where the stages change horses. - The people of Camptonville turned out in force and were joined by settlers throughout the section.  Scores of men worked for many hours building back fires. At times the flames ran up high in the pine trees and shot into the air 200 feet.  It had been many years since that section had been burned over and there was a superabundance of highly inflammable material for the fire to feed upon. - Before the danger was past, 400 acres of the Yore and Mackey ranches had been burned over.  The danger to Camptonville lay in the fact that the forest ends at the very outskirts of town.  The fire is now under control and unless a high wind should spring up the people the people have no further reason for fear.

1904

Marysville Daily Democrat - Fri 1/1/1904, p5 - Personal Mention - Mrs. F. Conlin of Smartsville was here today. - Mrs. McCollum of Challenge Mills is in this city. - G. H. Stokes returned to San Francisco this morning. - Will Zobert has returned to his home in San Francisco. - Dr. R. L. Newbold of Oroville was in this city today. - Mrs. May Wilkins rrrived [sic] from Oakland last evening. - Irvan Ward returned from San Francisco last evening. - H. J. Black was here today from his home near Gridley. - O. F. Leborveau is here from Dixon visiting his family. - Jerry O'Brien is here from San Francisco visiting relatives. - Tom Farrell is here from San Francisco visiting his mother. - J. F. Eastman spent New Years day in Chico with his daughter. - A. L. Gorbet of Strawberry Valley was here today on business. - W. F. Bird of the Sutter County Farmer is reported on the sick list. - Capt. J. R. Foster and wife returned from Oroville this afternoon. - Joe O'Brien returned from the Bay last evening after a visit to friends. - W. M. Wright who visited F. B. Noyes and family in Yuba City has returned to Berkeley. - Tom Donohoe came up from San Francisco last evening and is the guest of P. Brannan and family. - Hugh McGordon has left the Western Hotel and gone to Southern California where he expects to pick oranges. - Mrs. Wiskotchell of San Francisco is here visiting her mother Mrs. Farrell who met with a serious accident Monday morning. - Mrs. Jennie Wilson and daughter Estelle who visited C. R. Boyd and wife in Yuba City have returned to their home in San Francisco.

Marysville Daily Democrat - Fri 1/1/1904, p8 - Work at the Barriers: What Commissioner Saw While Visiting at the Site Wednesday - State Debris Commissioner W. W. Waggoner returned last evening from Daguerre Point, where he spent a couple of days examining the work now in progress there.  Mr. Waggoner reports good roads and a pleasant trip. - Louis Moreing has just completed the contract of raising the embankment on north side of barrier No. 1. - There is no regular work now being done on the barriers proper.  New plans are being prepared, however, for extensive work. - The cut at Daguerre Point is progressing nicely.  The sub-contractor, Palmer and McBride, have a 65-ton steam shovel at work and are excavating 1500 yards a day of cement gravel.  They have thirty-sic men employed. - Nevada City Miner.- - - - Superior Court Proceedings:  Papers Filed in the Court and Orders Made by Judge M'Daniel - The following papers were filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court Thursday afternoon:  In the suit entitled the Northern California Bank of Savings against Alvina Steward an answer and cross complaint have been filed. - In the matter of the estate of A. H. Ackley, deceased, F. B. Stromberg, John W. Godfrey and J. P. Pendola were appointed appraisers. - In the matter of the estate of Etta May Gee, deceased, the following appraisers were appointed:  Joseph Brass, John Vaugn and M. L. Plant. - Mary Beeny has commenced suit against J. E. Ebert, administrator of the estate of Jeremiah Mullens, deceased, to quiet title to some land.

Daily Appeal - Sun 1/3/1904 - Superior Court Proceedings - The following business was transacted in the Superior Court today:  In the case of James Waters et al. vs. Dr. C. Poole, an order was made requiring the court reporter to transcribe certain testimony. - In the case of E. G. Van Arsdale vs. Earl Fruit Company, the hearing of motion to strike out certain portions of the testimony was continued until January 9, 1904. - - - - Pinney Divorce Case Decided - The divorce case of Miranda A. Pinney vs. W. A. Pinney which has caused some little interest was decided by Judge K. S. Mahon today as follows:  He allowed the plaintiff a divorce on grounds of adultery; the custody of the three younger children; all the community property, which is valued at $1000, and $1000 alimony payable in eight months. - The deed from W. A. Pinney to his sister, Percis E. Pinney, was declared void as to plaintiff. - The payment of $1000 was declared alien upon the real property and the interest of Percis E. Pinney was declared subordinate to that of the plaintiff. - Attorneys A. H. Hewitt and M. T. Brittan represented the plaintiff. 

Daily Appeal - 1/22/1904, p1 - Hagerty's Glad He's Living - City Teamster Billie Hagerty was called on to answer many questions yesterday regarding the runaway he had on Wednesday afternoon when returning from Smartsville. He has made up his mind to attend no more country funerals, and thinks it much easier to handle a team on the streets of Marysville than in the foothills.  It was the fastest ride in a wagon that he ever had, and he states that the team that he was driving must have galloped fully three miles before stopping.

Daily Appeal - Sun 1/24/1904 - Letter List - List of letters remaining uncalled for at the Post Office, Marysville, Yuba county, Cal., for the week ending Saturday, January 23d:  Fred Beuc, Mrs Robert Bruce, Charles Cherblum 2, Alphonse Friase, S F Hall 2, B E Hamlin, Douglas C Martin, Wm McIntosh, Clarence McPhetridge, Robert Perkins, Mrs Alex Peters, Mrs Ruby Silva, Mrs M C Williams.  E. Hapgood, P.M. - - - - Beautification of Ellis Lake:  John McLaren To Size Up And Present Plans For Its Improvement:  Goes Over Ground Today: Will Meet Members of Committee Having Charge of Proposition This Afternoon at Mrs. Ewell's. - John McLaren of San Francisco arrived in Marysville last evening and is the guest of Captain and Mrs. Foster at the Western Hotel. This morning he will carefully look over the surroundings of Ellis Lake with the idea of making plans for the improving and beautifying of the same as well as the construction of a boulevard around the lake. - Mr. McLaren is one of the finest in his profession of landscape gardening in the United States and the Ellis Lake Committee of the Woman's Civic Improvement Club are fortunate in securing his services, although owing to the great demands on his time, being in charge of all the parks in San Francisco, Sunday is the only day upon which he was able to visit Marysville. - Mrs. Samuel Ewell, chairman of the Ellis Lake Committee, will entertain Mr. McLaren at luncheon at 1 o'clock, and at 3 o'clock all the members of the Ellis Lake Committee are invited to meet him at her residence and hear his views of the situation and the advice he has to offer as to the steps to be taken first, etc.  This is an important move in the history of this committee and the "Appeal" feels that it is but the beginning of a glorious end, inasmuch as there is no doubt but that in time we will have one of the most beautiful lakes and boulevards in existence.  This little lake has nestled in the very heart of our city for years without arousing the interest of our people as to its beauty and natural advantages for improvement.  A large and active committee of energetic women now have the matter in charge and they know no such word as fail.

Daily Appeal - 11/22/1904, p1 - Footpads at Work:  Hold-Up on the D Street Bridge Last Night - Adolph Jolly, whose home is in Wheatland, but who is employed as foreman on the Linda levee work, was held up and robbed on the D street bridge at 7 o'clock last night while coming into Marysville. - He informed the officers that when he reached a point this side of the electric light and between the bend of the bridge and the river, that he was held up by two men. - The smaller man, who wore boots, pointed a pistol at his body and the taller man went through his pants pockets and took $2.20 and the key to his tool chest.  He then told him to turn back.  He obeyed the order, and when he reached the camp at the end of the bridge he told what happened and some of the men accompanied him to this city. - Jolly, although he is 60 years of age, made a visit to a number of saloons to see if he could find the men.  The small man had a black mask made of cloth on his face, but Jolly is positive that he can identify him.  He states that the men only searched his pants pockets and did not disturb his watch. - Sheriff Voss was also notified of the hold-up, and some arrests are expected before morning.  - - - - Meeting of City Council:  Contract Signed for Purchase of Forty Horse-Power Engine:  Members Get Cold Feet:  And Talk of the Comfort to Be Had From a Patent Heater - Other Business - A special meeting of the Common Council was held at 8 o'clock last evening, all the members being present, Mayor George R. Eckart presiding. - The Clerk read a contract between the city of Marysville and the G. W. Price Pump Company for the purchase of a forty horse-power gas engine, known as the Callahan engine, the same to cost $1500.  The city is to have sixty days in which to test the engine.  A bond for $1000, with the American Surety Company was also read. - On motion of Councilman Hall, seconded by Councilman Delay, the bond was accepted, and the Mayor and City Clerk were empowered to execute the contract. - On motion of Councilman Delay a warrant for $100 was ordered drawn in favor of the G. W. Price Company as the first payment on the same. - A communication from the members of Corinth Post No. 80, G.A.R. was read inviting the Mayor and members of the Council to attend a campfire on Saturday evening, December 10th. - On motion of Councilman Katzner the invitation was accepted. - On motion of Councilman Hare the following preamble and resolution was adopted:  "Whereas, the Common Council of the City of Marysville did heretofore grant, bargain and sell to Anna E. Schooley a certain cemetery lot, to wit, lot 18, block 8 for cemetery uses and purposes, and did made [sic], execute and deliver its deed therefor; and, - "Whereas, said deed has since been lost, and the grantee desires to procure from this Council a new deed therefor; now, therefore, be it - "Resolved, That the Mayor and City Clierk be and they are hereby directed and empowered to make, execute and deliver to said Anna E. Schooley a quit claim deed for, and on behalf of the city of Marysville, remising, releasing and forever quit claiming unto the grantee the said property, subject, however, to the usual provisos and covenants incorporated in deeds to cemetery lots in the city of Marysville." - Councilman Delay wanted the City Hall, City Library, Marshal and Clerk's office made warm by the use of a heater.  He moved that the Fire and Water Committee be authorized to secure estimates of the cost of a heater. - Councilman Hall seconded the motion, which was adopted. - Mayor Eckart stated that at the next meeting of the Finance Committee a statement would be prepared regarding the revenue for the fiscal year.  The Council then adjourned.

Daily Appeal - 12/1/1904, p8 - Fetrow Divorce Suit: A Notice of the Action Filed With the Recorder - In the divorce suit entitled Marie W. Fetrow against Henry W. Fetrow, a notice has been filed in the Recorder's office that an action has been commenced in the Superior Court.  It sets forth that among the reliefs prayed for in the complaint is that the undivided half of the east 81 feet of lot 1, block 8, range C, city of Marysville, be set apart, and awarded to the plaintiff, or that in any event the whole thereof be charged with a lien as security for the payment of temporary and permanent alimony for herself and her two minor children and for attorney's fees.

1905

Daily Appeal - Tue 2/21/1905, p1 - Mrs. Durfee Very Ill - Mrs. E. B. Durfee, an old and respected resident of Cordua District, was stricken with paralysis last week and is lying at the point of death at her home on the Stillman Grant ranch, where she has resided for forty years.  Her physicians state that her chances for recovery are slight. - - - - - Rites of Circumcision - The rites of circumcision were performed at 10:30 on Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cheim on D street, on their infant son. - Rev. Dr. Brown, of San  Francisco, performed the ceremony in the presence of a large number of invited gentlemen guests.  The ceremony was followed by a banquet. - The child was christened Isidore.  Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Cohn were named as godfather and godmother.

Sacramento Bee  3/1905 - Redding Man to Wed.  Marysville.  Will J. Harrington  who is here from Redding visiting his parents has confided to his friends that he will continue his vacation in San Francisco, and include as a feature of his outing a wedding ceremony.  The woman of his choice is Miss Lois F. Grant who is also a former resident of Marysville.  Mrs. Harrington is presently employed in a general merchandise establishment in Redding. (R.T.)

San Francisco Call - 4/2/1905 - Boom is Promised in Butte Mines:  Quartz Ledges Beyond the Feather Are Favored - The prospects for a general awakening in quartz mining in the eastern part of Butte County during the coming summer, from Bangor and Rackerby up the ridge to Forbestown and Strawberry Valley, are good.  Copper ore has been discovered on Payne's Peak, between Brown's Valley and Bangor.  The interest extends to the country east of the Feather River.  There are scores of ledges about Brown's Valley, so says the Oroville Register, that are worth prospecting.  Wyandotte Valley is in the same region seven miles southeast of Oroville.  Operations there have been resumed in the Spring Garden mine.  The Register says in part:  At Rackerby preparations are going on looking toward a lively summer.  Rackerby is really old Hansonville and is about the liveliest camp on the stage road between Marysville and La Porte.  It has been the winter headquarters for many miners from the Gibsonville ridge country and there has been more or less pocket hunting done this season.  Rackerby has long been one of the richest surface pocket districts on this region.  The camp lies just over the line in Yuba County, but some of the best auriferous territory extends north and west into Butte County. - Around the Ebel Bros. and Winery ranches, on the Swedes  Flat road, between Wyandotte and Rackerby, some considerable prospecting is being done this winter and it is reported that Albert Hansen has made a very promising discovery. - Higher up the ridge is Forbestown, once one of the most important bullion producing camps in Butte County.  Since the shutting down of the Gold Bank the camp has been deader than the proverbial door nail, and for some months past it has looked as if Forbestown would have to get off the map as far as a mining camp is concerned.  Lately there has been a rift in the dark clouds that shows a silver lining.  This is due to the visit of outside mining men who, it is understood, will open up some of the other properties on a large scale.  For a while the only property that has been working is the Biek mine, which is milling some pay quartz. - There is also said to be something in store for the quartz ledge country to the north of Strawberry Valley, where D. B. McIntosh has been operating all winter, and also around North Star.  The mild winter and early spring are favoring all these foothill camps, and the summer of 1905 promises to be a very lively one all along the ridge.

Sacramento Bee -  4/25/1905 - Marysville  Superior Judge McDaniel assisted by an interpreter, yesterday joined for life Ah Lim  and Ah Tong aged 25.  The formality of kissing the bride, notwithstanding the fact that it was his first Chinese wedding, was waived by the judge.  Bride and groom are residents of Marysville but are natives of San Francisco. (R.T.)

Sacramento Bee - 6/19/1905 - Marysville Woman Weds. - Red Bluff June 19th.  The marriage of Seth J. Campbell, a popular young railroad man of this city, and Mrs. Annie Knorea [Knorsa?], formerly of Marysville, was consummated yesterday at the residence of Mrs. Sutherland.  Rev. Father Philip F. Brady, rector of St. Mary’s Church, officiated.  There were no guests except a few relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties.  Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will reside in a pretty house on S. Main Street, which has been handsomely furnished by the groom. (R.T.)

Sacramento Bee - 6/21/1905 - Dr. Tapley To Wed - Marysville 21 June.  This evening the wedding of Dr. J. F. Tapley and Miss Nellie Crook, a well-known couple of this city, will be solemnized at the residence of the parents of the bride-elect, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crook.  It will be Dr. Tapley's second venture on the matrimonial sea. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 6/21/1905 - Jesse F. Baker, a well-known employee of the Standard Oil Company and Miss Grace A. Haggerty, approached Hymen’s shrine today and plighted their troth for better or worse. (R.T.)

Daily Appeal - 6/22/1905, p1 - "Black Sharkey" is Guilty - Edwin Miller, known in police circles as "Black Sharkey", has been convicted in Oroville of burglary in the first degree, and will receive his sentence at 10 o'clock this morning. - He is well known by the Marysville officers as a clever crook. - - - - New Book For Library - Mrs. James Moore, of San Francisco, has presented to the Marysville City Library a copy of "The Scotch-Irish; or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland and North America," by Charles A Hanna. - The book is in two handsome volumes, and is a historical work of recent date and of considerable value.  Mrs. Moore's husband, James Moore, to whom the work belonged, was an early resident of Marysville, and always maintained a great interest in the place, where he continued to have many friends up to the time of his death in March of this year. - - - - Buildings Burned - A fire alarm was turned in at 2:45 yesterday morning from box 61, a blaze having been located at the corner of Fourth and A streets. - When the department arrived they found two old buildings on fire, one of which was the old Carstenbrook saloon building across the railroad track, now owned by A. G. Ramirez, and the other a small building next door in which Attorney J. E. Ebert has an interest. - The Ramirez building was insured for $500 and the smaller building for $200. - It was reported that there was an explosion of oil or gasoline in the Ramirez building when the fire was first discovered.

Daily Democrat - 6/23/1905, p1 - Good Property Sold - The old Dr. Harrington home at 319 D street, occupied by N. J. Sligar and Carl H. Teenor has been purchased by William Wagner and he will move into the upper flat, Mr. and Mrs. Sligar retaining their home in the lower flat. - - - - Building New Derrick - The Southern Pacific Company is building a derrick on E street for loading and unloading cars.  There is a derrick on A street but it is not sufficient for the purpose, the business in this city having grown to such an extent as to take a great deal of space.

Daily Appeal - 6/24/1905, p1 - Foreman Jenkins Gets Bad Fall - Billy Jenkins, the foreman of the concrete gang, that is employed on the new Packard city library building met with a rather serious and painful accident at 12:50 yesterday afternoon. - While walking along at a distance of about twelve feet from the ground the joists on which he was standing slipped sideways and he was thrown to the ground, striking his head against the wall and rendering him unconscious. - Drs. E. W. Hanlon and W. W. Russell were soon in attendance and they had him removed to his room at the Arlington House on Fourth street. - An examination showed that he had escaped with a dislocation of his left wrist, and that his right wrist was sprained.  He had also received some bruises on his body and head that were not of a serious nature. - Mr. Jenkins is a married man, and has a wife and children who are at present in Chico.  He stated that he received a regular knock out blow when he struck the wall with his head.  Ed striker was close to Jenkins when the accident took place.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 7/30/1905 - Will Be Married on Wednesday - Mrs. George Breeden has issued invitations to a number of her friends and acquaintances to attend the marriage of her daughter, Pearl, to Philip S. Churchill on Wednesday evening, August 9th, at her residence, 440 A street, at 9 o'clock.  The reception will take place from 9:30 to 12 p.m. - - - - Personals - F. W. Hansen will leave soon for the mountains. - Mr. and Mrs. H. H. North were in this city last night. - Miss Emma O'Connor visited friends in this city yesterday. - Geo. L. McCandless was up from Sacramento last night. - Miss Emma O'Connor will teach the new Goldfields school. - W. F. Hoke of Sutter county was in this city yesterday. - E. A. Noyes and wife of West Butte were in this city yesterday. - Miss Susie Sharp of Sutter county was in this city yesterday. - Dr. Frank S. Gray, a former resident, is up from San Francisco. - Miss Callie Hogan of North San Juan was in this city last night. - C. L. Hexter and wife will leave for the bay today to spend a vacation. - James Murray and wife were up from their home at Tudor yesterday. - J. A. Bilhartz has returned from Richardson Springs and Big Meadows. - Miss Conlin and Miss Stepheson of La Porte were in this city last night. - Attorneys W. H. Carlin and Waldo S. Johnson were at Browns Valley yesterday. - Price Blackford and wife and Levi F. Koch were up from Wheatland yesterday. - B. Mehl was up from his home in Plumas district yesterday doing some trading. - Handy Epperson of Sutter City was in town yesterday attending to some business. - Walter Lewis and wife will leave for Santa Cruz this morning to spend a vacation. - P. L. Hutchinson was up from his home at Erle yesterday attending to some business. - Robert Beatty of Smartsville, and Ray Beatty of Berkeley were in this city last night. - Mrs. Block and children left this morning for Pacific Grove to spend two weeks' vacation. - Elmer E. Gurney was down from his home at Honcut yesterday attending to some business. - Judge J. F. Cowdery was in this city last night en route from La Porte to his home in San Francisco. - Frank Marshall, Tom O'Connor, Dan Driscoll and Charles Schinkel will leave for Humbug Valley today. - Miss Grace L. Bean, who is teaching school at Los Angeles, returned to her home at Clipper Mills yesterday. - Wiley M. Elmore, Ed. Ricketts and Mrs. C. B. Clark and daughter, Elsie, were down from Live Oak yesterday. - Dr. Paul Wilkins is over from Colusa to attend the funeral of his grand-uncle, the late William A. Lowery. - Sheriff J. M. Chubbuck was down from Oroville yesterday morning and returned in the afternoon with Mamie Shores. - John Lowery and wife and Dr. Lee Wilkins are up from San Francisco to attend  the funeral of the late W. A. Lowery.  John E. Cosgrove, special agent for the Northern Assurance Company of England, was up from San Francisco last night. - Public Administrator J. P. Arnoldy and wife have returned from a two months visit to Kansas and other Eastern states.

Daily Appeal - 8/1/1905 - Presented With Token Of Esteem - Last evening a pretty scene was enacted in the postoffice when retiring Deputy Postmaster Burleigh Gwinn was presented with a token of remembrance and esteem by the employes of the office in which he has served for many years.  Postmaster Swift, in a few, but well chosen and impressive words, presented Mr. Gwinn with a watch charm in the shape of an Elk's tooth, handsomely engraved with his name and also the name of the lodge of which he is a member. - Mr. Gwinn was greatly impressed and responded with difficulty to the sentiment expressed by the beautiful emblem and the kind feeling and esteem which rang in the words of Postmaster Swift. - Mr. Gwinn leaves this morning to enter the employ of the Bay Counties Power Company at Colgate.  Ernest Murphy assumes the responsibilities of Deputy Postmaster and everyone is well pleased at his promotion. - Mr. Gwinn has the best wishes of his many friends for all manner of success in his new vocation. - - - - Going To Germany - Miss Dina Klockenbaum, who has been a resident of this city since August 29, 1850, leaves this morning for her old home at Bremen, Germany, accompanied by her nephew, Ludwig Rehfuess, to visit relatives.  She is 80 years of age, and this will be her tenth trip across the Atlantic.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 8/10/1905, p1 - Colored People Are Married - A pretty home wedding took place at 9 o'clock last night.  Rev. John Allen spoke the words that united in the holy bonds of matrimony Philip Spencer Churchill and Mrs. Pearl Amelia Breeden. - The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's mother at No. 110 A street.  The parlors where the ceremony took place were decorated very artistically in white crepe paper and cut flowers.  The dining room was decorated in white and green crepe papers and flowers, which with the bright lights made the room look very pretty. - Walter M. Segee was the groomsman and Miss Nettie King the bridesmaid. - The bride wore a gown of white French organdie, trimmed with white baby ribbon and lace.  In her hand she carried a shower bouquet. - The bridesmaid was attired in cream alpaca, trimmed with lace and ribbons.  She carried a bouquet of La France roses. - At the conclusion of the ceremony an excellent repast was served up to the wedding guests. - Phil Churchill, the groom, needs no introduction in this, his native city.  He is the son of pioneer residents, who are much respected, Mr. and Mrs. James Churchill.  Every baseball player in Northern California knows Phil, the baseball catcher, who has caught such a pretty and charming wife. - Both the groom and bride were married before, the former being 32 years of age, and the latter only 21. - The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Breeden of this city, and is one of the prettiest colored ladies in this city. - Mr. and Mrs. Phil Churchill received many useful as well as costly presents from their friends, which will ornament their home at 803 F street.

Sacramento Evening Bee 8/25/1905 - Called To Nurse, Wedding Follows - Oakland Girl Wins Life Partner While Caring For Sick Brother of the Man Who is to Marry Her
Marysville, August 25 – A wedding which will partake of the features of the English ceremony, wherein the nuptial knot is tied twice for the purpose of satisfying the decree of State and Church, will be the union of John J. Webber, a well-known farmer of this section, and Miss Elizabeth Norden, of Oakland, to be solemnized at the last named place on the 5th proximo. There is the difference in the approaching event, however, that the double ceremony is to be performed to meet the divergent religious standing of the parties of the contract. - The ceremony will go even further than the English kind, for beside the two tyings of the knot there will be a grand reception, following the second ceremony. The first ceremony will be in accordance with the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, of which body Webber and all his relatives are staunch members. Then when the Catholic presbytery is left, the parties will proceed to the Union Street Presbyterian Church, where a church wedding will be held, after the customs of that creed. Then will follow a reception at the home of the bride's aunt, opposite the church office, to which a large number of invitations have been issued. - It is stated that the young couple will receive among their wedding gifts a deed to an Oakland home, the gift of Miss Norden’s aunt. The honeymoon will be spent in Oregon and Washington. The groom-elect owns a valuable tract of land in Sutter County. - There is a tinge of romance in connection with the affair. Miss Norden two years ago had an idea, when she was summoned to Sutter County from San Francisco in the capacity of trained nurse, that she would meet her life partner in this neck of the woods. But at his brother’s home, John Weber met the attractive young woman, and there a friendship sprang up which soon took on a more serious phase. Whether or not this led to Miss Norden permanently locating in this field cannot be stated authoritatively. At any rate, the match is made and all that now remains is the tying of the aforesaid knots. (R.T.)

Sacramento Evening Bee - 10/251905 - Cooley-Whitton - Edward S. Cooley, the local agent for the Standard Oil Company, was one of the principals in a wedding which took place at 437 Hawthorne Street, Oakland, to-day. His bride is Miss Helen Whitton, of the latter address, a talented young woman whom he met here about a year ago, when she was on a visit to relatives. Rev. Will Stuart Wilson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of this city, tied the nuptial knot, while Will B. Davenport and Miss Elizabeth Whitton, the sister of the bride, acted as the formal witnesses. Marysville will be the home of the young couple. (R. T.)

Sacramento Evening Bee - 10/27/1905 - Marysville - Several days ago William C. Berry a recent arrival from Missouri, called on the local newspaper reporters and confided that he and Mrs. Margaret Kash, of this city, had decided to wed, but for reasons best known to himself and prospective bride he preferred that the papers say nothing of the affair. He asked as a favor that the granting to him of a license be not published. - This was denied him and yesterday the couple hied themselves to Yuba City, where the Clerk furnished the necessary document and the pastor of the M. W. Church, South, Rev. J.B. Needham, tied the nuptial knot. Berry gave his residence as Portland when applying for the marriage license. (R. T.)

Sacramento Saturday Bee - 11/11/1905 - Benjamin F. Grundy of Browns Valley stole a march on his friend one day this week and went to Sacramento, where he married Miss Josie Quinn of that place. The couple will make their home in Browns Valley. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 11/18/1905 - Marriage licenses - Herman A. Neimeyer of Marysville and Miss Minnie I. Stewart of Wheatland - John F. Murch to Ellen F. McCarthy, both of Wheatland - Ed Yeates and Miss Madeline Gray both of Sutter Co. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 11/301905 - November 30 – at noon to-day the residence of Mrs. W. C. Swain, on D Street, in this city, was the scene of a pretty wedding, the principals being Charles McConaghy, of Oroville, a civil engineer in the employ of W. P. Hammon, and Miss Annie Swain, a talented young woman of this place. Rev. W. H. Stoy was the officiating clergyman. The young couple will make Oroville their home on returning from the honeymoon trip. - The bride is well known in Chico, where she was for several terms a member of the faculty of the State Normal School. The groom was reared in this city, his father being a newspaperman, who held the city editor’s desk on the Appeal a number of years. - - - November 30 – The news of the marriage of Miss Daisy M. Heyl, a daughter of ex-councilman Joseph Heyl, of this place, to Everett E. McDonald, a former resident of Marysville, reached here from Riverside yesterday. The ceremony took place in Riverside, where the groom is employed in a hardware house. The young bride kept her intention secret from her friends here. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald have chosen Mexico for their honeymoon trip. (R. T.)

Sacramento Saturday Bee - 12/2/1905 - Marriage licenses - Vincent Dal Porto and Mary Giovanetti of Oroville, Charles V. McConaughy of Oroville and Miss Annie Swain of Marysville, John J. Barden of Sicard Flat and Miss Mabel Sheehan of Bangor - - Engagement of Charles R. Diver, until recently owner of the Camptonville State line and Miss Anna Binninger, of Summit House. The marriage ceremony is scheduled to take place at Napa during this month. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 12/4/1905 - Sunday Wedding - Sutter County and San Francisco joined heart and hand at a wedding held in this city Sunday at the resident of Arthur K. White. The principals were Aloysius Hanify, of the metropolis, and Miss Henrietta Roberts, an accomplished young woman of Sutter. Rev. Father Murphy officiated. The bride met her future husband while following her profession – that of trained nurse – at the bay. She is a sister of Mrs. White. (R. T.) - - - Carney To Marry - During services at St. Joseph’s church yesterday, the bans of matrimony were published for the first and last time between George J. Carney, a member of the contracting firm of Carney Bros., and Miss Alicia Costello, of this city. The wedding will take place Wednesday of this week at noon. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 12/9/1905 - Marriage licenses - Aloysuis Hanify of San Francisco and Miss Henrietta Roberts of Sutter Co., Charles Keely of Indianapolis and Frances Fullerton of Buffalo, George J. Carney formerly of Placer Co., and Miss Alicia Costello of Marysville. - - - Mrs. R. Tindell a former resident of the county was married to Walter L. Dooley of Gazelle, Siskiyou Co., at Redding this week. The bride is the daughter of Justice of Peace Heintzen of Browns Valley. (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 12/23/1905 - Marriage licenses - Joseph A. Hogoboom, Pennington and Anna A. Brilet, Live Oak - Ernest Howard and Elsie Buckingham, Yuba City - Carroll E. Kennedy and Miss Mary Marquardt, Camptonville, married in Grass Valley (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 12/30/1905 - Marriage licenses - Howard Pollard of Casadero, Sonoma Co., and Miss Sadie Burnight of Marysville - Hallie R. Ottwell and Miss Lulu Laney both of Marysville - Frank Luther and Miss Lelia Boynton of Live Oak. - W.. Dempsey of Marysville and Mrs. Katherine L. Mead of Smartsville - Robert Hanna of La Porte and Elizabeth Lyon of Challenge. - - - Engagements - Walter Paseo of Sterling City and Miss Lottie Hammon of Linda, Wedding Jan. 4th - Miss Ida Baker of Marysville and Zeak F. Elkins of Honcut. Wedding Jan 3rd. (R. T.)

1906

Sacramento Saturday Bee - 1/6/1906 - The following marriage licenses were issued in Yuba County during the present week - Fred Rosney, of Marysville and Mrs. Rose Worm, of Yuba City - Milton G. Moore, of Gridley, and Agnes Wilde of Sutter City - Harry Wescott, of Colusa, and Miss Margaret Crowley, of Marysville - Joseph H. Pheal, of Marysville, and Bertha Whiteside, of Earl - W. C. Pascoe and Charlotte Hamon, both of Linda - E. F. Elkin, of Honcut and Ida Baker of Marysville - Arthur E. Crist, of Sutter County and Mary Abbott, of Yuba City - Marcus A. Walker, of Marysville and Angeline Metherall, of Yuba City - Eugene Baggerly and Miss Essie Cook, both of Chico - - C. R. Diver, formerly of Marysville, and Miss Annie Binninger, of Mountain House, were married at Napa New Year’s Day. They will reside at the latter place. - - Another New Year day wedding was that of George M. Burton, of San Francisco, and Miss Violet Johnson, of Sutter City.  (R. T.)

Evening Bee - 1/13/1906 - Marriage licenses - D. M. Donnelly and Miss Ethel E. Tuttle, and Oroville couple Miss Mary Gleason a former Yuba County teacher and F. C. Swartz, a businessman of Madison, Montana were married in Montana on the 5th.  (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 1/20/1906 - Marriage licenses - Elenora Godfrey, formerly of Camptonville and George H. Ackerman of Eureka - - - Engagement, Marie B. Compton ex-resident of Smartsville and W. B. Morris of Burney Valley, near Redding.  (R. T.)

Sacramento Bee - 1/27/1906 - Marriage licenses - D. W. Isaac of Oroville and Annie M. McCrank of Wyandott - H. W. Buchanan of Sacramento and Miss Sadie Womack of Sheridan - James M. Maynard of Hammon and Gertrude Plaskett of Yuba City (R. T.)

Daily Appeal - Tue 7/3/1906, p1 - Married Sunday - Amandus Ramm and Miss Hattie Herskins were married Sunday evening at 9 o'clock in the parlors of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Will Stuart Wilson officiating.  They departed yesterday morning for Nevada, where they will spend their honeymoon.  They will be gone about two weeks.  They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends in this city.

Daily Appeal - Tue 8/18/1906, p3 - Many Drunks in Court - Judge Morrissey had a number of drunks to deal with yesterday.  William Shadholz, convicted of being drunk and disorderly, was fined $10 or ten days in the chain gang, which latter he took.  L. Anderson, another drunk convicted of fighting, was given the same sentence.  Leonard Hansen, a repeater, was fined $10 for being drunk.  He went to the gang for ten days. William Finhe, drunk and disorderly, was convicted but discharged because he had a horse and wagon in town and somebody had to take care of the outfit.  Richard Kane, another drunk and disorderly, was given ten days. - - - -  Violated Plumbing Ordinance - There is an ordinance among the laws of the city of Marysville that will not allow a man to mend the sewer on his own premises.  John Shay thought this a free country and mended his sewer yesterday.  He was arrested by Health Officer Taber and yesterday appeared before Judge Morrissey to answer for his breach of the city law. He was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $10.  He paid the money, saying he thought he was doing something for the good of the city when he mended the leak.  - - - - Murray Pleads Guilty - John Murray, who as told in Sunday morning's Appeal, stole a suit case, clothing and a check and certificate of deposit from a Japanese at the Southern Pacific depot, pleaded guilty before Judge Morrissey yesterday morning.  He will receive his sentence at 9 o'clock this morning.

Daily Democrat - Wed 8/22/1906, p5 - Court Notes - Guardianship of James H. Lague et al - - Second annual account of J. K. O'Brien, guardian, filed and set for hearing on September 4th. - Estate of William Scott - - Petition of C. F. Boardman for letters of administration filed and set for hearing on September 10th. - Estate of Eliza B. Durfee - - Decree establishing notice to creditors. - Estate of Manuel Gomez - - Return and account of sale of personal property and petition for confirmation set for hearing September 1st.  - - - - His Brother Dead - Editor J. W. Cleek of the Wheatland Four Corners has gone to Orland to attend the funeral of his brother, Robert Cleek, who died Monday as a result of an attack of typhoid fever.

Sacramento Bee - 9/29/1906 - Announce Engagement - Marysville (Yuba Co.), September 29 - Milton Scott and Miss Mable Crane, a well known and popular young couple of this city, have confided to their friends that there will be a wedding during the coming month in which they will be the principals. They have selected apartments in the Weiss row, on Fifth Street, and are fitting up for housekeeping. - - - Licenses to Wed and Divorce Decrees - Couples Who Embark On The Matrimonial Sea and Those Whose Adventures Have Made Them Seasick. - Marysville (Yuba Co.), September 29 - Marriage licenses were issued in Yuba County this week to the following couples:  Fred N. Gengler, of this city, and Carrie Gries, of Central House; John N. Gengler, of this city, and Mary C. Gries, of Central House. - The marriage of Miss Lynette Morgan, formerly of Marysville and Grass Valley, and Charles Grimes, of Tonopah, was solemnized in San Francisco last Saturday. The young couple will make Tonopah their home. - The wedding of Ernest Mylchreest and Miss Nellie Brennan, a Marysville couple, is scheduled to take place in Sacramento this evening. - Lillian May Merrill, of this city, formerly Miss Bryden, has been granted the interlocutory decree of divorce in the suit against her husband, Elbridge C. Merrill, who at one time was a prominent resident of Honcut and Oroville. Defendant at no time entered opposition to the proceedings.

The Evening Bee - Sacramento, Cal. - Mon. 10/8/1906 - Pg 6 - Wheatland Man Is Robbed by Tramps - Marysville (Yuba Co.), October 8 - A Wheatland painter named Fred Dowane caused the arrest at an early hour this morning of James Flood, Thomas McIntyre and Evan J. Davis, three hoboes. Dowane, who was here on a spree, accuses the trio of garroting him and robbing him of about $50 near the woolen mills, he having picked up with them earlier in the night. He says they choked him almost into insensibility before they got the money from him. The amount of coin which Dowane says he lost was found on Davis, who shows an inclination to turn State's evidence and confess. The prisoner McIntyre was wearing a Knights of Pythias pin when arrested. (R. T.)

Marysville Daily Appeal - 10/12/1906, p1 - Packard Free Library Will Be Opened Tonight - Useful Institution That Will be of Lasting Benefit to Our People - - It is One of the Best In the State - At 7 o'clock this evening the doors of the Packard Free City Library will be thrown open to the public formally, but without any ceremony.  The lot and building are the donation of John Q. Packard, a well known former resident of Marysville.  The location is at the northwest corner of Fourth and C streets.  The building, a magnificent four-story fireproof structure, is of the latest modern character, and we doubt if there exists in any other city in the State a library building that will begin to approach it.  A detailed description of it has heretofore been published in the "Appeal."   It cost about $70,000.  In the upper story is a lecture room or assembly hall, that will be used for the holding of meetings for  the advancement of education, art, literature, and science, and for no other purpose.  Such is the restriction in the grant of the donor and a violation of it would result in a reversion of the property. - The hall room is fitted with 100 comfortable chairs, the seats of which swing back when not in use and the passages between the tirers are sufficient that persons can pass without discommoding those seated.  The acoustic properties are perfect.  Ample space is afforded on one of the lower floors for a general reading room. - Another large room is for the women and a smaller one contains the juvenile books, arranged by author for the use of the children.  In the lower story is the room for the men, stocked with suitable books, magazines and newspapers.  From this room are alcoves with tables for the playing of chess, checkers, dominoes, etc.  Here smoking will be permitted.  It will afford a convenient and attractive place for men to spend their evenings.  A room on the second floor is for reference books and that will prove of extreme value particularly to the pupils in the schools - The library was established as a private institution in 1858, and as a free public library in April, 1900.  There is no library tax, but the city has paid for the furniture, the salary of the librarian, lights, etc.  The income for purchase and rebinding of books is derived from interest on bequests and donations by citizens.  Miss Mary E.  Subers is the librarian. - The library will be open to the public day and evening.  The total number of volumes is about 8000.  All of the prominent magazines are in the reading rooms and many daily and weekly newspapers will be kept on file. [For more information on the Packard Library]

Daily Appeal - 12/4/1906, p1 - Convict Davis Brought Back to Testify - Sheriff Voss went to San Quentin yesterday and returned last night with Evan Davis in custody.  It will be remembered that Davis pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny and was sentenced to three years at San Quentin.  Hart, who was also arrested on suspicion of being implicated in the same offense, committed by Davis, asked the court a few weeks ago that an order be made returning Davis to the County Jail here during the progress of his trial which will be called in the Superior Court this morning at 10 o'clock, so Davis may be a witness in the case.

1907

Daily Appeal - 1/13/1907, p1 - Installment of Rebecca Officers - The following officers of Rebecca Lodge, No. 133, I.O.O.F., have been installed by Miss Hattie Stagner, district deputy, and her grand marshal, Mrs. Alma Murphy of Wheatland:  Past noble grand, Clara Smith; N. H., Mary J. Burroughs; V. G., Susie Alderman; secretary, Nellie Youngs; treasurer, Annie Matti; warden, Mollie Mahler; con, Laura Rolf; R. S. N. G., Josie Engle; L.S.N.G., Minnie Easten; R.S.V.G, Annie Wright; LS.V.G. Mary Phealen [sic]; R.E.S., Mary Quadlin; chaplain, Mary Mouten; OG.A. H. Alderman; organist, Lizzie Niesen.

Daily Appeal - 1/15/1907 - Caught Visiting Opium Joint - D. C. Kingsley, a sport, was arrested by Officers McCoy and Single at an early hour yesterday morning for visiting a notorious opium joint at 110 Elm street.  He deposited $25 for his appearance in the Police Court at 3 o'clock.  At that hour he pleaded guilty to visiting the joint as charged in the complaint and as he did not waive time was released on the same cash bail for his appearance for sentence at 9 o'clock this morning. - Several people have been arrested for visiting the same joint, which was found by the officers to be always ready and operation and always fixed.

Daily Appeal - 1/17/1907, p1 - Davenport-Witherell Nuptials - Will B. Davenport, a former resident of this city, where he was employed as salesman in S. Ewell & Co's store, was married in Stockton on Tuesday to Miss Adele Witherell, a well known milliner in the Slough City.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Davenport of this city.  His sweet voice has no doubt won for him a fair bride.  His many friends in Marysville extend their congratulations.

Daily Appeal – 02/13/1907 – Bergin and His Vanished Wealth – Arthur Bergin, who came into the Police Station Monday night and claimed to have $3,000,000 in his vest pocket, developed a severe case of the “Willies” yesterday and was attended by Dr. Swift. – Bergin keeps shouting for his coin, but as it was all conversation money that was taken from him he has little chance of gathering back any of the lucre. – Last night the jail resounded with his shouts for money and Sergeant McCune had to give him a little whiskey and sleeping powders to quiet him. – Jimmie Thompson and Willie Flaherty, who occupied the same cell with Bergin, got wise that he received some booze and they immediately developed severe cases of th [sic] Jimjams, but the gag did not work, and they had to retire without a nightcap.  (CMA)

Evening Democrat - 6/17/1907 - Sunday Evening Wedding of a Happy Young Couple - Another young couple plighted their troth at the marriage altar Sunday evening in this city.  The parties were William L. Marshall and Miss Helen Mabel Adams.  They were married at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stephenson at 808 I street at 10 o'clock by pastor Fred Sheldon of the Methodist church. - The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Marshall and is in the employ of the Southern Pacific company in this city.  He is a young man of good habits and will make a good husband.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Helen Higgins, formerly of this city, but now a resident of Yuba City.  She is a bright girl and one of the kind that New York can and does furnish, she being a native of that state. - Only a few immediate friends and relatives were present at the ceremony.  The bride is a niece to Mr. Stephenson at whose home the ceremony took place. - After the wedding light refreshments were served.  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall will reside on D street in this city.  May success and happiness attend them.

Daily Appeal - Wed. 9/4/1907, p1 - Wheatland Lady to be Married - A marriage license was issued by Cupid Eastman yesterday to Thomas F. Maher of San Leandro and Miss Ida J. Stineman of Wheatland.  The lady is a daughter of ex-Supervisor Stineman of Wheatland.

1908

Marysville High School, Class of 1908 - Miss Lois Kline, Miss Grace Stafford, Miss Vivienne Moors, Miss Margaret Traynor, William Shearer, Charles Sheldon, Robert N. Luyster   (CMA)

Daily Appeal - 2/11/1908, p2 - Verheyen Sentenced:  Gets Six Years in Folsom - - Officer Single Praised - Six years in Folsom prison was the sentence received by Charles Verheyen yesterday morning for burglarizing the store of Lydon & Canning, to which he pleaded guilty. - In pronouncing sentence, Judge McDaniel took occasion to praise the brave work of Officer Joe Single, who captured the burglar and worked up the case which resulted in his confession. - Judge McDaniel characterized Sergeant Joe as one of the bravest and best of the local police force and Joe, who was seated in front of the court room, blushed like the proverbial school girl. - Attorney Brittan, who represented Verheyen, stated that the crime was the result of a drunken freak, that the defendant had no deadly weapons on his person, and asked that his client be sent to San Quentin. - Judge McDaniel thought different than Brittan and stated that he was satisfied that the defendant had perjured himself in the case of Collins, who was arrested with him.  "Drunkness is no excuse for crime," said the judge, and he then ordered that Verheyen be confined in Folsom for six years. - If Verheyen behaves himself in prison and receives all credits due him, his time will be reduced to four years and two months.

Marysville Daily Appeal - Sat 4/4/1908, p7 - Returns To Sutter After 40 Years Absence - Yuba City, April 3. - Miss Alice Cooley, who has not been in Yuba or Sutter county for forty years, arrived here today and will remain a few weeks with her brother, Bert Cooley, who lives near the Walton place. - Miss Cooley will be remembered by all old residents of Marysville.  She was a prominent actress during her residence there and many times appeared on the stage of the old Marysville theater. - She will make Marysville a visit during her stay and hopes to meet and shake hands with all of her old-time friends.

Marysville Daily Appeal - Wed 4/8/1908, p8 - Deserted His Family and Arrested At Indiana Ranch - County Detective Lamphrey arrived in Marysville Monday night and early yesterday morning left for Indiana ranch, where he placed under arrest Joe Dutra of Dobbins, who is wanted in Sacramento on a charge of deserting his wife and six children.  Officer Lamphrey and his prisoner arrived in Marysville last evening and will go to Sacramento on the early train this morning. - Dutra, it is alleged, left his wife and children in Sacramento and went to Vallejo.  From there he is alleged to have written a letter to his brother in law in Sacramento telling him that he would rather go to jail than to return to his wife. - Dutra was non-committal last night when he was seen in custody of the officer at the Western hotel, and it was intimated that the trouble was due to a misunderstanding.  He appeared to be in good spirits and was not worrying about the consequences.

Daily Appeal - 8/18/1908, p3 - Burglarized Room in Palm Saloon - George Gowan, a negro who burglarized a room in the Palm saloon, was arrested by Officer Chester Smith in Chico yesterday and brought to this city on the early afternoon train. Gowan stole a coat and vest, the property of a man named Ellis.  He will appear before Judge Morrissey this morning. - - - - Ten Days for Fighting - Dan Lyons appeared before Judge Morrissey yesterday on a charge of fighting.  He was convicted, and sentenced to pay a fine of $10 or serve ten days on the chain gang.

1909

Daily Democrat – 03/09/1909, p. 4 – Grass Valley Pioneer Tells About Indian Fighting on the Middle Yuba Many Years Ago. – Postmaster Colley of Grass Valley is in receipt of the following letter from William Cole of Lakeview, Ore., which is self-explanatory: – “I  have sent to congress my application for a land warrant for fighting Indians in Nevada county in 1851 on Bloody Run on the Yuba river.  I joined the party at Selby Flat.  Will you be kind enough to show this letter to the people who lived in Nevada City in 1851, as I must be identified?  Someone who remembers the time we fought the Indians on the Bloody Run. – “Please have them write me.  I was working at that time for Davis and Hurst on Broad street.  Some old-timers will remember little Billy Cole.  I was the only boy in the outfit.  I was 17 years old at that time.  Am now in my 75th year.  Hoping to hear from you early.” – Marker Knows Cole. – When the Grass Valley Union learned of the above, no time was lost in loking [sic] up Thomas Marker, one of the oldest pioneers of this section.  The writer was of the belief that if any one at all knew Cole and had a recollection of the incident, Marker would be the man.  No mistake was made, as the Coyote street pioneer immediately recalled the Bloody Run battle with the Indians, and after a few moments of thought Cole came into his mind.  The story is an interesting one and is cleverly told by Marker, who is entitled to a land warrant as well as Cole, he having been in the Bloody Run battle.  When interviewed Marker spoke as follows: – “Just write and tell little Billy Cole that Tom Marker remembers him well.  The last time I saw Billy Cole was at Washington, in 1853, when we were working the Yuba river for the yellow stuff.  His letter gives the facts exactly.  I was living at Selby Flat when the trouble with the Indians occurred.  They were polling about 500 votes then at the Flat and it was a busier place than Nevada City. – “In the fall of ’51 a band of Yuba Indians, who had their camp on the site where Camptonville now stands, came down and stirred up a fight with a tribe that was camped on Indian Flat.  The two came together and a couple of braves on each side were killed.  Neither had many rifles and bows and arrows were the principal weapons of warfare.  Quite a number of white people were attracted to Indian Flat by the fighting.  After the fighting ceased the Yuba Indians made again for their up-country headquarters. – “The night of the last battle the Yubas were on the warpath and over near Selby Flat one of them shot a miner named Poor, who was in his cabin.  He used a bow and arrow and fired it through a good-sized opening in the cabin, the arrow piercing Poor’s shoulder.  Then one of them shot and killed a horse in a corral not far from Poor’s cabin.  Next morning the miners were excited and determined to give the Indians battle. – “We thought it was the Indian Flat tribe instead of the Yubas that did the shooting and a posses [sic] went down and waited on them.  Old Man Buoyer was their agent here, and he intervened.  They proved by their arrows that they were not the molestors and that it was the Yubas.  Excitement then ran high and old ‘Betts’ Crawford, who was a Texas ranger and a veteran of the Mexican war, organized a company at Selby Flat. – “Crawford was not long in getting forty men together, and among them Little Billy Cole.  John McCoy and Dave Sammersfield came from Navada [sic] City.  Each brought a rifle and a role of blankets and Cole was the kid of the bunch.  I was only 20 myself at that time.  We elected Crawford captain and McCoy lieutenant and the whole prooceding [sic] and organization was affected in a few hours.  Then we struck out, going down the old trail by Jones Bar, then across Shady creek to where Columbia Hill now is.  From there we made for Bloody Run, which empties into the Middle Yuba. – “We were guided on the trip by two Indians from the Indian Flat tribe, but when we got to Bloody Run they deserted, having learned that the Yubas were lying in ambush for our company.  It was just getting dark when we came upon them.  There was desultory shooting on both sides, but the redskins were short of guns and we had them beaten.  I think four or five of them were killed, while not one of our company fell in the battle. – “The next day we followed them to their camping grounds at what is now Camptonville.  There was no further trouble and we decided to return.  Before leaving, however, some of the boys decided to give the place a name.  There were two cabins there besides the campoodie [?].  As we had camped there some one suggested Camptonville and it went, and that is how the place got its name. – “After we returned home we went to Indian Flat and burned a wood and dirt house belonging to the Indians that was known as the council place, where they held their meetings and often planned trouble.  After this was done there was no more more [sic] trouble and things assumed a peaceful aspect once more.  I know of none here now who were members of the company or who were hereabouts at the time unless it be old man House, beyond Cement Hill.  If Cole is entitled to a land warrant for fighting Indians, I am also, as we were together, and I suppose we can prove each other, as I know of none of the others who were in the company or whether any of them are living or not.  I had entirely forgotten about Cole until you called him to my attention.”  (CMA)

Daily Appeal - Sat 9/11/1909, p1 - Popular Young Folks Victims of Cupid - Frank McCollum of this city and Miss Jessie Thompson of Yuba City were married Thursday evening at the Methodist church in this city by Rev. Robins, much to the surprise of their many friends.  The young couple had been keeping steady company for some time, but not even the intimate friends learned of the approaching happy event until Thursday. - Mr. McCollum is a son of J. M. McCollum, and is employed in the plumbing department of the Hampton Hardware company.  He is a young man of sterling qualities and has a large circle of friends who will wish him the best of success.  Miss Thompson is a daughter of Mrs. M. A. Thompson of Yuba City and is a popular young woman.  The young couple took their departure yesterday morning for the bay, where they will enjoy their honeymoon.

Evening Democrat - 11/22/1909, p1 - Date Set For Trial - The case entitled Glidden vs. Bernard Van Buskirk was called in the superior court this morning, and the trial was set for January 4, 1910. This is the action commenced by Glidden and several property owners in the district of the concetration [sic] camp to remove it, claiming a damage to property interests. 

Marysville Daily Appeal - 11/23/1909, p5 - Marysville Has Numerous Squares - Forgotten Street Names Recalled That Will Prove Of Interest - Our old friend Tom Bevan called our attention [to] the fact that while Marysville is recognized as The Hub, we shouldn't overlook the fact that she is strictly on the "square," as is evidenced by the following table of public squares within her confines of 1,588 acres:  Miners' Square, between Sampson and Sweezy and Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets. - Sacramento Square, between B and C and Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets. - Market Square, between G and H and Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets. - Sutter Square, between L and M and Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets. - Washington Square, between D and F and Ninth and Eleventh streets. - Lafayette Square, between I and K and Ninth and Eleventh streets. - Yuba Square, between Ramirez and Yuba and Eighth and Tenth streets. - Cortez Square, between B and C and Fifth and Sixth streets. - Napoleon Square, between G and H and Fifth and Sixth streets. - Franklin Square, between L and M and Fifth and Sixth streets. - Plaza Square, between D and E and the river and First street. - All the above squares (excepting Washington, Lafayette and Plaza) are in size 346 feet 8 inches east and west, by 326 feet 8 inches north and south, covering one whole block, including the alleys running north and south through the same.  Washington and Lafayette squares each are 713 feet 4 inches at the widest points, being of octagonal shape, each of which covers nearly two blocks, the former covering parts of Tenth, J, Pine and Willow streets, while the latter covers parts of Tenth, E, Willow and High streets.  The Plaza has a frontage on First street of 370 feet east and west, and extends south a distance of about 260 feet to the Yuba river and is familiarly known by all old residents as the "Steamboat Landing," and today on a part of which is erected the Northern Electric and Western Pacific railroad companys' freight depot. - Names of Alleys. - For the benefit of those who are not familiar with the changes made in the names of the alleys of this city, when W. T. Ellis was its mayor a number of years ago, we herewith append a list of the newly-named streets, as they appear today; Walnut street, substituted to take the place of Yuba alley. - Chestnut street, to take the place of California alley. - Elm street, to take the place of Virgin alley. - Oak street, to take the place of Maiden Lane. - High street, no change. - Willow street, to take the place of Commercial alley. - Orange street, to take the place of the alley between F and G. - Maple street, to take the place of alley between G and H. - Lemon street, to take the place of alley between H and I. - Pine street, to take the place of alley between I and J. - Olive street, to take the place of alley between J and K. - Fire Alarm System - The following is a complete list of the fire alarm boxes and their locations: 1-4 - First and D streets, northwest corner.  1-6 - Second and High streets, northwest corner.  1-8 - Third and Oak streets, engine house.  2-3 - Third and E streets, northwest corner.  2-5 - Fourth and E streets, southwest corner.  2-7 - Fifth and D streets, southwest corner.  3-2  Fifth and H streets, southwest corner.  3-4 - Seventh and E streets, southwest corner.  3-6 - Eighth and H streets, northwest corner.  4-1 - Second and B streets, woolen mills.  4-3 - Third and A streets, cannery.  4-5 - Fourth and B streets, southeast corner.  4-7 - Sixth and C streets, northeast corner.  5-1 Twelfth and E streets, northeast corner.  5-2 - Fourteenth and I streets, hospital.  5-3 - Tenth and F streets, southeast corner.  6-1 - Sixth and A streets, railroad depot.  6-2 - Ninth and Chestnut streets, brewery.  6-4 - Twelfth and Ramirez streets.

1910

Marysville Evening Democrat - Tue 2/1/1910, p1 - Are Just As Young As They Used To Be - J. H. Warne of Smartsville was in this city last evening and announced to his friends that he would be married this evening at Napa to Mrs. M. J. Harry of San Francisco.  The nuptial knot will be tried [sic] by Rev. John Jeffrey Martin, an old friend of the contracting parties.  After a honeymoon spent in the Bay Cities Mr. and Mrs. Warne will return to Smartsville where they will make their future home.  Both of the principals of this happy wedding are well known in the mountain town where they have a host of friends who will join in congratulations. - - - -  Harry Stabler Soon To Wed:  His Bride-To-Be Is Miss Mary Swain Of This City - At the home of Mrs. W. C. Swain Monday afternoon, in the presence of a few friends, the engagement of Miss Mary Swain to Harry P. Stabler was announced, the date of the happy event being next month. - The bride-to-be is a daughter of Mrs. Swain and is a trained nurse, residing for the past few years in San Francisco.  She is a young lady of many accomplishments and has a large circle of friends in this city who will learn of the engagement with much favor. - The prospective groom, Harry Stabler, is one of Sutter county's most progressive and enterprising sons.  Through his efforts in promoting the fruit industry in Sutter county Mr. Stabler has become one of the best known young men of the north and his friends are legion.  As the engagement has been kept a close secret the announcement will come as a great surprise to the many friends of the popular young couple.

Daily Appeal - Fri 3/18/1910, p1 - Friends Will Be Welcomed - Mr. and Mrs. Peter Engel announce to their friends that as this is the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding, they will keep open house this evening at their home, 414 E street, between the hours of eight and eleven. - No formal invitations have been sent out to "those at home," but Mr. and Mrs. Engel hope to greet their friends from Yuba City and Marysville tonight. - They were married in Marysville by Rev. W. M. Woodward of the Methodist Episcopal church, and their entire wedded life has been spent here.

Daily Appeal - Sat 3/19/1910, p1 - Brady To Ask For Release - Train robber Jack Brady, who was sentenced from this county fourteen years ago to serve a life sentence in Folsom for holding up the Oregon Express near Wheatland, is about to apply for his release from the penitentiary on parole.  Brady's conduct during his incarceration is said to have been exemplary and it is possible that his request will be granted. - In the summer of 1895 Brady and Browning held up the train with the intention of looting the express car.  Sheriff J. J. Bogard of Tehama county happened to be a passenger, and he attempted to capture the bandits.  In the exchange of shots which took place, Browning was wounded and Sheriff Bogard was killed.  Brady escaped, but was finally captured after a long chase and sentenced for life. - - - - Silver Wedding of the Engels - Silver Wedding of the Engels - Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Peter Engel celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary at their spacious home on E street, with a large reception and hundreds of their friends called to congratulate them.  Their home had been handsomely decorated for the occasion.  In the parlors pink carnations had been prettily combined with ferns, French grasses and huckleberry, while in the dining room pink and white carnations, ferns and pink candelabrums formed the decoration and the daintiest of refreshments were served throughout the evening. - Gern's orchestra interspersed sweet music during the hours of the reception. - Mr. and Mrs. Engel were assisted in receiving their many guests by their daughter, Miss Frances Engel and son, Will Engel,  Mrs. Anna and Emma McKenny, Miriam Mace, Mrs. A. K. White, Mrs. C. L. Hexter, Mrs. H. Brock, Mrs. J. E. Eastman and Mrs. Woodward. - They were married in this city twenty-five years ago by Rev. W. Woodward and their friends hope that they may both live to celebrate their golden anniversary. They were the recipients of many beautiful presents.

Daily Appeal - Tue 3/22/1910, p8 - Blackmore Held For Petit Larceny - Joe Blackmoore [sic] is occupying a cell in the city prison on the charge of abstracting a valuable scarf pin from the necktie of George Peacock on Sunday evening.  The arrest was made by Officer Burroughs on Oak street shortly after the occurrence. - Blackmore is said to have offered Peacock a drink from the flask and when the latter was imbibing from the upturned bottle the prisoner quietly removed the pin from its moorings.  Peacock immediately missed the pin and detained Blackmoore [sic] forcibly until the arrival of the officer.  Blackmoore dropped the pin on the sidewalk, where it was afterwards found.

Daily Appeal - Sun. 10/9/1910 - Demented Printer Attempts Drowning - Half crazed and despondent over ill health, or trouble, C. E. Johnson, a tramp printer, attempted suicide at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by drowning in the Yuba river at the foot of D street.  Had it not been for the timely arrival of Officer Fox and others, who had been watching Johnson's strange actions for some time, he would have succeeded in his attempt at self destruction.  As it was, he was half drowned when he was taken from the water. - Johnson is a stranger in Marysville, having arrived in town on the 8:15 Southern Pacific train Friday night.  At the time he was laboring under the hallucination that he was in Sidney, Australia.  Owing to his strange actions he was placed in the police station over night.  As there was no charge against him he was allowed his liberty yesterday.  After his rescue Johnson was again given a cell until he can be examined as to his sanity, or is taken to the county hospital. - - - - Miss Ridgway Had Birthday - Little Miss Genevieve Ridgway had the time of her young life yesterday.  It was occasion of her fourth birthday, and her parents, Mr. Ridgway of the Bay Counties Power company, and his wife, had provided a special treat for their daughter at their residence on D street, near Fifth. - At 6:30 p.m. the young guests began to arrive, and for the next two hours the fun was fast and furious.  Various childish games were indulged in, and a birthday supper was spread, consisting of all the dainties most dear to the childish heart.  The special feature of the evening was a birthday cake adorned with four candles, prepared by the loving hands of Miss Genevieve's grandmother, Mrs. Pixley.  They young heroine of the occasion was the recipient of a number of appropriate gifts. - The following little girls were present:  Annie Farnan, Marian Clarke, Martha Lunsford, Geneva Heffley and Maudie Clarke; and the following boys:  Masters Davis, Roberts, Danrope and Herman Clarke.

Daily Appeal - Thu 11/17/1910 - Skating Rink - Marysville will soon have a skating rink at Armory hall, according to dame rumor, "if the well laid plans of mice and men" should not "gang a-glee."  Arrangements are now being perfected by T. A. Huff of Chico, who is backing the enterprise, to use the building for that purpose within two weeks.  Dances will also be given at stated intervals. - - - - Deed Filed - The following deed was filed in the county recorder's office yesterday:  Cline Bull to Herndon Hall, lot 47, Oakley tract; consideration, $10. - - - - Operated Upon - Byron Jakes of the Almond Orchard was operated upon yesterday at the Rideout hospital for appendicitis.  His condition is reported to be as favorable as could be expected.

1911

Democrat – 01/14/1911 – Twenty-Third Anniversary – On Sunday, the 15th, Rev. Father Coleman will celebrate his twenty-third anniversary as pastor of St. Joseph’s parish, having come here on the second Sunday in January, 1888.  During his long residence here he has become more beloved each year by his parishioners as well as by the non-Catholics.  His friends sincerely hope that he may be spared to them for many more years of usefulness. (CMA)

Marysville Daily Appeal - 2/1/1911, p2 - Brothers Meet After 42 Years - Nevada City, Jan. 31. - After being separated for over firty-two [sic] years, Christopher Kelly arrived in Grass Valley Sunday on a visit to his brother, Peter Kelly, and family of Gold Hill.  It was forty-two years ago last May that Peter Kelly left his brother at Stanhope, New Jersey, and came west, lured by the gold excitement and the advantages that were offered settlers during the "golden" period. - Shortly after arriving in California Mr. Kelly came to Grass Valley, where he has lived ever since, following the occupation of a miner.  His brother remained in the little New Jersey town, later establishing himself in the hotel business.  Both held the hope that they might meet again and exchange experiences. - A number of weeks ago Peter Kelly received a letter from his brother stating that he was contemplating a trip west, but he did not state the date of his planned visit.  Sunday Mr. Kelly's son received a telegram from Christopher Kelly saying he would arrive in Grass Valley that evening.  His father was at work, so the son did not inform him of the brother's coming. - The relative was met at the railway station and taken to the Kelly home, where the father, unaware of his brother's arrival, was taken wholly by surprise.  The meeting was an affectionate one and each was overjoyed.  The days of long ago were refreshed in their memories.  The lives and the doing of the pioneers of Grass Valley during the early days is a subject that will never lose interest.  The pioneers have always been regarded as heroes, and as time passes that feeling is strengthened, and very properly so, as nowhere else has been found the peculiar circumstances which made the California of the early days and the people what they are. - Christopher Kelly listened with interest to the history of the life of his brother since they parted and equally so Peter Kelly was delighted at hearing of the doings in the little town of New Jersey.  Christopher Kelly was accompanied to this city by his nephew, Matthew Kelly.

Evening Democrat - Sat 7/15/1911, p1 - G. Manwell Dangerously Ill - District Attorney E. T. Manwell received a telephone message this morning informing him that his aged father, G. W. Manwell, is lying in a precarious condition at his daughter's home, Mrs. John Callison, who resides about six miles above Smartsville.  Mr. Manwell's home is in Wheatland but it was while visiting his daughter that he was stricken ill.  Owing to his advanced age - he will be 77 next month - very little hope is held out for his recovery.  The aged gentleman has already suffered two paralytic strokes.  E. T. Manwell and son, Ray, left for the mountain district this afternoon to be at his bedside.

Evening Democrat - Mon 7/17/1911, p4 - G. Manwell's Condition Much Improved - The condition of G. W. Manwell, who serious illness was mentioned in The Democrat Saturday, is very much improved and it is now thought that he will recover.  For several hours Saturday he was in a stupor and it was thought that he would not survive.  Sunday morning he started to improve and his condition today is very favorable.

1912

Marysville Daily Appeal - 1/25/1912, p5 - Superior Court Notes - Daniel C. Santry has filed a petition for letters of administration on the estate of Joseph Brown, deceased.  The date for the hearing of the petition was set for Feb. 5. - The final accounting of the estate of Niles V. Nelson, deceased, was allowed yesterday by Judge E. P. McDaniel and distribution of the estate ordered. - Judge E. P. McDaniel yesterday ordered notice of publication to creditors of the estate of Elizabeth Bowen, deceased, and appointed J. E. Ebert as appraiser. - - - - Planting Hops in Yuba - Otto J. Koch of Sacramento and Rova Marks of Santa Rosa are planting sixty acres of land acquired from the Farm Lands and Investment company, near the Reed Orchard company, on the east bank of the Feather river to hops.

Marysville Appeal - Sun 3/3/1912, p1 - Surveyors at Work - Wheatland, March 2. - A crew of state highway surveyors is now working in this vicinity running the preliminary surveys and gathering data to be used in locating the state road.  They have been engaged in this work for several days and have surveyed from Sacramento as far north as Wheatland. 

Marysville Appeal - Thu 10/24/1912, p1 - New Course Started - A new course has been added to the Marysville business and normal college.  The course teaches mechanical drawing in all its branches.  The class opens November 11, 1912, and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock.  The teacher is W. E. Atkinson, estimating engineer of the Yuba construction company for the past two years.  Prior to coming to Marysville he was in charge of the drafting department of the C. C. Moore company, of San Francisco and also instructor in the Y.M.C.A. there.

San Francisco Call - 12/29/1912 - California:  Extensive Hydraulic Mining - Hydraulic mining is being conducted on an extensive scale in the western end of Sierra county at Brandy City and Scales, the two companies operating at these points having complied with the anti-debris regulations.  The company operating at Brandy City employed an average of 40 men for more than four years building miles of flume, immense restraining dams, pipelines, reservoirs and a hydro-electric plant. - Piping was begun early in 1911 and since then has been prosecuted 24 hours a day with the exception of a brief period when there was a shortage of water.  This property is owned by San Francisco people, Charles Allenburg of that city being superintendent.  George F. Taylor of Downieville is in charge of operations at the mine. - The Neocene company at Scales has been in successful operation for several years and is one of the largest hydraulic mines in the state.  On the opposite side of the Yuba river from Brandy City is located the Indian Hill gravel mine, which has been a profitable hydraulic property, but is now closed under the anti-debris regulations. - Adjacent to this mine is the Snowden Hill gravel property, which has also been a rich producer and is now preparing for a winter of active underground work.  On what is supposed to be an extension of this same channel, near Sleighville house, the Orient mine has developed rich pay material, the development work showing a large body of river gravel, supposedly a former channel of the Yuba river. - In this same locality, on Nigger Tent ridge, an important discovery has just been made of gravel identical in character with that in the Orient. - Sacramento Bee.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 12/31/1912, p1 - Rev. Fletcher Cook Is To Build A Bungalow - Will Have Handsome Home on G at Eighth Street - Dr. Fletcher Cook, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, has let a contract to George McDaniel, the Marysville contractor, to erect a bungalow on the corner of Eighth and G streets.  The site is a large one and is one of the most desirable in the city.  Dr. Cook came into possession of it a short while ago. - The bungalow, the plans for which were drawn by Contractor McDaniel, will be one of the most cosy and attractive in Marysville.  It will contain some unique features and will be built to suit the esthetic tastes of the owner.  There will be a spacious sleeping porch that may be utilized in the summer time by members of the family. - Dr. Cook has been rector of St. John's Episcopal church about a year and during that time he has become greatly attached to Marysville and intends to make his home here.  At the present time he and his family have apartments in the Ellis block.  Work on the bungalow will start shortly after the first of the year and will be rushed to completion by Contractor McDaniel. - - - - same issue, p8 - Social and Personal - Thomas Ingram, president of the Grass Valley chamber of commerce and chairman of the board of education of that city, was a visitor to Marysville yesterday.  He will leave for his home today. - Theodore Schwartz of Pleasant valley was in Marysville yesterday on business and renewing old acquaintances. - F. C. Bierwagon of Chicago Park, Nevada county, was in Marysville yesterday.  He is a prominent fruit grower in the foothills and came down to make an inspection of the local canneries. - H. J. F. Berkeley and family, who have been residing at Yuba City, left yesterday for Sacramento to make their home. - A. C. Olsen of the Yuba realty company of this city left yesterday for Sacramento on business. - E. H. Armstrong, head of the Grass Valley business college, was in Marysville yesterday on business.  He will leave for his home today. - Grove Eddy, who represents a San Francisco bond house, was a visitor to Marysville yesterday.  He came up on business. - Edwin Jennings will leave this morning for a brief visit to San Francisco to enjoy the holidays. - Will Engel, who has been spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Engel of this city, will return to Oakland today to resume his studies in the Oakland polytechnic school. - Samuel Butler, managing editor of the Marysville Appeal, will go to San Francisco today to spend the New Year's holidays with friends. - Dr. and Mrs. David Powell, who have been spending the Christmas holidays with their daughter, Mrs. A. K. Andross, at Blair, Nevada, have returned to Marysville.  They report an enjoyable time in the sage-brush state.  Miss Margaret Powell, their daughter, who accompanied them, will continue to be the guest of her sister for several days. - R. M. Richardson, postmaster of Sacramento, was in Marysville Sunday renewing friendships.  He will retire from the postmastership soon and enter the banking business. - George W. Poltier, vice president of the California national bank and a prominent capitalist of Sacramento, was a visitor to Marysville Sunday.  He motored over and had a delightful ride. - J. B. Haines, a prominent resident of Clipper Gap, Placer county, motored to Marysville Saturday, arriving in the evening.  He was the guest of Dr. Fletcher Cook.  Mr. Haines returned to his home Sunday evening. - Miss Bertha von Scheffler of Honolulu, who has been the guest of Dr. Fletcher Cook and family for several days, left Sunday for Auburn, where she will visit with friends prior to returning to San Francisco en route to her home.  She had a most delightful time while in this city and carries away with her many pleasant recollections and warm friendships. - Miss Miriam Cook, daughter of Dr. Fletcher Cook, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, arrived in Marysville last night on a visit to her father.  She will remain over the New Year's festivities.  Miss Cook is engaged in the profession of teaching at San Francisco. - Mr. and Mrs. Angus McKay, who have been in Marysville during the holidays as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Hocking, have returned to their home at San Francisco. - Albert Lewek will leave this morning for San Francisco to attend the funeral of his grandmother, the late Mrs. Julia Hoffman. - Jack Campbell, a supervisor of Colusa county, was in Marysville yesterday on business. - Fred Remley, a prominent traveling man of Sacramento, transacted business in this city Monday. - Lib Stone, who was seriously injured in the street car wreck on the Feather river bridge some time ago, was on the streets yesterday shaking hands with his many friends.  Mr. Stone had a very narrow escape and he was one of the most seriously injured of the passengers. - Roy G. Thompson, traveling passenger agent of the Pennsylvania lines, with headquarters in San Francisco, was a business visitor to Marysville yesterday in the interest of his company. - Dan Caine of Smartsville transacted business in this city yesterday. - E. E. Jaques was a business visitor to Marysville yesterday. - J. E. Rich is spending his vacation with his brother, W. P. Rich. - Miss Elsie Brooks will leave today for Oroville to visit her mother, Mrs. Davies. - George W. Harney made a short business trip to Wheatland yesterday morning. - Miss Thirsa Grant of Bangor arrived in this city Sunday. - Judge J. M. Morrissey is in San Francisco, where he was met by his son, who is enlisted in the navy. - Miss Mabel Curtis of Oroville spent yesterday in Marysville. - Miss Gladys Elam of Meridian spent Sunday in Marysville with friends. - S. Lewek of the United States hotel is spending a few days with his family at Berkeley. - Mrs. Ed Cunningham arrived from Sacramento Saturday evening. - Tommy Mock spent Sunday visiting with Sacramento friends and acquaintances. - Dr. A. H. Grant is in San Francisco, where he will take in the New Year celebration. - C. W. Eastin, an attorney of San Francisco, was a business visitor to Marysville yesterday. - Mrs. J. N. Brick of Oakland is visiting at the home of W. P. Rich and family.  Mrs. Rich is the daughter of Mrs. Brock. - Will C. Chew and family, who have been residing in this city for some time, left yesterday afternoon for Corning, where they will make their future home. - Jerry Sullivan of Colusa was in Marysville a short time yesterday. - Mrs. Howard Brown and two children left yesterday afternoon for Oakland, where they will remain until after the New Year's celebration in that city and San Francisco. - Bill James, the big league pitcher from Oroville, passed through Marysville yesterday.  James will report to the big league next year. - Miss Madalin Simpkins of Sacramento is the guest of Miss Gladys Lytle.

1913

Marysville Appeal - 1/2/1913, p8 - Social and Personal - Miss C. Klockenbaum returned last night from a visit to San Francisco. - Dr. A. H. Grant of this city is taking in the sights of Frisco. - James Morrissey, son of Judge Morrissey of this city, visited here Wednesday.  He returned to San Francisco yesterday morning, where he will return to his post of duty at Goat Island.  He is a member of Uncle Sam's navy and is getting ready for a long cruise. - Walter MacAuley and wife, G. Liebold and wife and Ray Merle and wife motored to Sacramento to see the New Year in and the old year out. - George Hamilton of Wheatland spent yesterday in Marysville. - Sawyer Steward of New York arrived in this city yesterday to visit with relatives.  He is a brother of J. W. Steward and is well known in this city. - Miss Alvina Gunning, reputy [sic] in the recorder's office, has returned from a trip of one week to San Francisco. - Miss Alice Leithold of Woodland and Miss Mildred Powers of Oroville, who have been visiting Miss Adele McDaniel, has returned to their respective homes. - Charles Webber of Los Angeles, who is a student at the University of California, is the guest of Eugene McDaniel at his home in this city. - James K. O'Brien of Smartsville was a business visitor to Marysville yesterday. - Edwin L. Jennings has returned from a visit to San Francisco, where he spent the New Year's holidays. - At the home of their parents, Councilman and Mrs. S. D. Johnson, on E street, the Misses Eva, Ruby and Anna Johnson held a delightful watch night party Tuesday night in honor of the S. P. I. and Yoke Fellows' class of the Methodist church.  The parlors of the Johnson home were decorated in green and white, the class colors.  Various diversions were indulged during the evening and tempting refreshments were served by the hostesses.  When the hour of twelve arrived there was general handshaking and wishes for "A Happy New Year."  The Misses Johnson were hostesses to about twenty of the younger set. - - - - Twelfth Anniversary. - Erwin Sayles and wife celebrated the twelfth anniversary of their wedding last Wednesday night at their home on F street.  Cards and other games were played, after which light refreshments were served. - Only a few friends and the immediate relatives were present, but the occasion was one of the most pleasant of the holiday season, and Mr. and Mrs. Sayles were the recipients of many congratulations and good wishes for the future.

Marysville Appeal - Fri 1/3/1913, p1 - Work Resumed This Morning: Parks Bar Bridge Will Be Rushed to Completion as Fast as Possible - Work on the Parks Bar bridge will be resumed this morning, and according to Leslie Crook, county surveyor, a large force of men will be put to work on the structure and it will be rushed to completion as rapidly as possible. - Work has been almost at a standstill for some time, although there have been a few men working on it regularly.  Mr. Crook says a large gang of men went to the site of the bridge yesterday and will be followed by another gang today. - The construction work was brought to a stop some time ago when the Ross construction company of Sacramento became peeved because the supervisors did not award that concern the contract for the bridge, and a representative of that company came to Marysville and discovered a technicality in some of the proceedings of the board in regard to the awarding of said contract, with the result that the work was held up and bids for the work had to be called for the second time. - The Portland concrete pile company was the successful bidder at the start, and when the bids were again asked for this concern was awarded the contract, as its bid was the lowest and best.  This company has also been engaged in building some of the state highway bridges in this county, but now this work has been suspended and the entire crews will be put to work on the Parks Bar bridge. - The water in the Yuba river is not high now and will not interfere with the work, and Mr. Crook says no delay will be tolerated by the contractor, as all material necessary for immediate use is on the ground.

Marysville Evening Democrat - Fri 2/28/1913, p4 - Relics of Digger Indians Uprooted By Hand of Man - Bones of Savage Tribes Are Brought To Light; Had Been Buried Many Years - In loading earth for the parks on E street workmen during the last few days have uncovered the bones of dead Indians and various kinds of rude implements and curios used by the early savage inhabitants of the country.  To fill the street parks, soil is being secured from a high knoll near the Feather river east of the grade of the Western Pacific company in the eastern part of town, and it is here that the evidence of the Indian's former habitation has been found.  The bones excavated are evidently those of people buried many years ago, for a complete skeleton has not been unearthed but only single pieces of the larger kind have been found, indicating that the smaller bones have long ago returned to dust. - Among the crude and primitive utensils found by the teamsters is a rock mortar and pestle for grinding of corn and other cereals of food value which they relied upon principally for their sustenance. - In years gone by Indians of the Digger tribe were numerous in this district and the supposition is that the knoll, which is an acre or more in extent, was used by the Red men as a rancheria, where they were safe from high water before the white man made his appearance and built levees.  The soil at the place is exceedingly rich and in all probability was used by the Indians for agricultural purposes such as they were familiar with.  At the time of the very high water in 1875 the knoll is said to have formed the only land that was above water in its close proximity and this undoubtedly the reason it was selected by the Indians as a camping place. - A number of white people of the town can remember when there were several rancherias in the district, but no one appears to be able to recall the presence of Diggers on the land above referred to.

Evening Democrat - Wed 5/21/1913, p1 - Reynolds & Dyer Have Incorporated - Reynolds & Dyer, well-known tobacco dealers, who have stores in Chico and Marysville and who recently purchased a large wholesale house in Sacramento, have filed articles of incorporation in Sacramento. The purpose is to plant, grow, manufacture and sell and deal in tobacco; to make cigars, cigarettes, cheroots and to operate factories, etc.  The principal place of business will be Sacramento and the capital stock is $50,000.  The directors are C. F. Reynolds and Ada M. Reynolds of Chico, and Charles W. Dyer of Marysville.

Marysville Daily Appeal - Fri 5/23/1913, p1 - Victim Improving - P. A. Moffit of Hammonton, who was injured in a runaway accident at Rough and Ready last Friday afternoon, is doing nicely at the Jones memorial hospital and is in a fair way to recover, says the Grass Valley Union.  He now has a feeling in his lower limbs, but is powerless to use them. However, Dr. Jones stated last night that he hoped to bring about results in a few days.  The change for the better that Mr. Moffitt's condition has taken has brought encouragement to the attending physicians, and although it will take a long time it is expected to bring the injured man safely through the ordeal.

Marysville Daily Appeal - Sun 5/25/1913, p1 - Electrical Workers Released From Jail: Elling And Cannon Gained Freedom Last Night - Thomas Cannon and George Elling, the two electrical workers who were arrested last week and confined in the county jail on the charge of tampering with high power lines belonging to the Pacific Gas and Electric company near Wheatland, was released late last night on $2000 bond, each, furnished by the United States fidelity and guarantee company. - The men were also arrested in Sutter county on a similar charge and have been bound over to answer before the superior court. - - - - Removal Notice - Dr. D. H. Murchie has removed to the Odd Fellows' Bldg. - - - - Murphy, The Tailor - Removed to 320 Third St. - - - - Jacques Trial Tomorrow - Fred S. Jaqus [sic], who was arrested last week on the charge of petty larceny sworn to by Thomas Brady who claimed that the defendant had stolen several head of sheep, will have his trial Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. - - - - Allows Judgment - In the suit of John Leles vs. James Voudouris for damages over a horse deal, Judge Morrissey, in whose court the case was tried, has allowed the plaintiff $65.

Marysville Appeal - Tue 5/27/1913, p5 - Dismisses Case - The charge of petty larceny preferred against Fred S. Jaques by Thomas Brady, who alleged that the defendant had stolen two sheep from him, was dismissed by Judge Morrissey yesterday when the case came up for trial.  It was clearly shown that the defendant had taken two of the animals to hold for damages done on his property by a drove of sheep belonging to Brady.

Daily Appeal - 12/2/1913, p1 - Local Drug Firm Becomes Incorporated: Arthur Chase is Stockholder in Company - Articles of incorporation for the Rubel drug company, of this city, were filed in the county clerk's office yesterday.  The company is incorporated at $15,000, with shares at $100 par.  C. C. Rubel, Arthur Chase and Mrs. Emma B. Rubel are named as the stockholders, each having subscribed one share. - Arthur Chase is well known in this city and has been connected with the local drug firm for many years in the capacity of chief clerk. - - - - Pi Delta Koppa Plans For a Holiday Dance:  Fraternity Boys to Entertain December 26 - The members of California Zeta, local chapter of Pi Delta Koppa, are planning on a dance to be given on December 26 in the new Foresters' hall on E street.  The invitations have not been sent out  yet, although  150 couples are expected.  The guests will number members of the fraternity from all over the state as well as Grand President Peterson from Reno, Nevada. - Sevearl novelties are being planned by the following committee, which has charge of the arrangements:  Hobart Mille, Raymond Flannery, James Traynor, Charles Boyd and Cunningham. - - - - - Boating Party - A boating party consisting of Miss Gladys Koch of Stockton, Miss Frances Flannery and Miss Gladys Lytle and Messrs. John Swartz and Haymond Oliver spent Saturday up the Feather river, making the trip by motor boat.  The entire day was spent on the banks of the river, during which time a lunch was spread.

1914

Marysville Daily Appeal - Sat 8/1/1914, p4 - Willow Island Purchased By Local Men - Dance Pavillion Will Be Erected On The Water - Willow Island in the Feather river has been purchased by a company of local men who propose to install a pleasure resort there in the immediate future.  The island contains about ten acres.  The purchase price is said to have been in the neighborhood of $500. - A swimming pool and dance pavilion will be among the first features to be started.  The underbrush on the island will be completely cleared away and a large platform will be erected, where evening concerts will be held.  The company is composed of B. L. Gregory, Arthur McRae, Henry Hier, Clarence Hopkins, C. L. Hunt and F. H. Grant. - The dance platform will be constructed on floaters which will be anchored close to the shore.

1915

Marysville Daily Democrat - 5/28/1915, p1 - Hidden Treasure is Discovered By Marysville Man - Money Was Buried Near Tamales Bay In Sonoma County by Leo Calgari - About this time two years ago Leo Calgari lay on his death bed in this city.  His strength was failing him fast, and, seeming to realize that the end was near, the sick man, straining every muscle and nerve of his weakened body, made a final effort to communicate some important message to his brother, B. Calgari, who was employed at the time as a driver for a local dairy.  But he had waited too long to confide his secret, and the words died on his lips, a short time before the spark of his own life flickered out.  The words "money" and "buried" were about the only ones that had been audible to the brother at the bedside.  That they had some peculiar significance was never doubted by the relative, but the extent of what that was was never realized until a few days ago, when, like a fairy-tale of old, a poor man was made rich in a day by the unearthing of a fortune and the secret of his dead kin was disclosed. - Almost beyond belief is the story of the finding by Calgari of a treasure trove of $20,000 near Tomales, Cal., a few days ago.  But as strange as is the finding of the wealth, stranger still are the circumstances of the power of will that led to the hiding place.  Some people perhaps will remain skeptical, which is to be expected, though it is not likely that any special effort will be made to convert unbelievers, for the parties connected with the affair prefer, it is said, to enjoy their good fortune quietly.  Probably they will deny it.  Nevertheless, the following story, in the main, is vouched for by a party who claims to be familiar with the particulars: - Ever since the death of his brother, the mysterious statement of buried treasure continued to ring in the ears of Calgari.  Sometime, somewhere, he hoped to verify the suspicions aroused by the words of the dying man, that he had buried money some place.  As time passed by, however, and nothing developed in support of his hope, he began to believe that the secret would never be disclosed. - Several weeks ago a fortune-teller came to Marysville, and advertised she had power to read the affairs of one's life in the past and foresee the future.  A dying hope was revived in the breast of the milk wagon driver by the things he had read and heard of the clairvoyant and palmist, and he decided to visit her and secure a reading.  The things she told him have not spread beyond the knowledge of a few, but the most interesting disclosure as far as the public is concerned had to do with a buried fortune at or near the home of Calgari's father at Tomales. - Whether the fortune-teller gave him instructions whereby he was enabled to locate the hiding-place of the wealth is not known, but shortly after his audience with the clairvoyant, Calgari, accompanied by Frank Looze, his brother-in-law, who is employed as one of the engine drivers of the Marysville fire department, quietly left Marysville on a mysterious mission.  In a few days they as quietly returned, and while there have been many reports current in this city for the last week or so concerning the nature of the expedition and the success of the treasure hunters, only very few people learned the truth. - Found a Fortune - In an old rust-eaten can that had been buried several feet under the surface of the ground for a number of years, Calgari and Looze are credited with finding, a short distance from the residence of the former's father, a fortune of about $20,000 in gold and currency.  The younger brother had, for some reason, which death prevented him from telling, buried it there, and evidently desired it should go to the relative whose family had cared for him in his last illness. - Calgari has accepted his sudden change in position modestly.  As far as one might judge from outward appearances, the expedition was a failure, for no attempt has been made to convince friends that he is now a man of wealth.  During his life he had always been compelled to work hard for a living and he does not intend now to seek idleness, it is said.  With his wife and family, however, he proposes to return soon to his former home in Humboldt county to enjoy in a measure the wealth that fate so suddenly thrust upon him. - Leo Calgari, as the records of this city show, died here March 8, 1913, following an attack of brain fever, at the age of 24 years.  He had lived in this city only a short time before taken with the fatal illness, and was not very well known locally.

Marysville Daily Democrat - 12/29/1915 - Allege Contractor Sold Mules He Did Not Own - Quite a complication has arisen in the sale of some mules from Yuba County to F. R. Doyle, a government stock buyer.  Doyle purchased thirteen head of mules from G. H. Brown alias James Thompson, an alleged contractor working on the state highway near Wheatland.  It has since developed that the mules had been rented by Brown (or Thompson) from J. H. Hamon of Linda township, under the pretense that he wanted to work them on some road work which he stated he had to do in Colusa County.  After securing the mules it is alleged that Thompson sold them to Doyle at Gridley for $1000.  Doyle has since sold the mules, eight of which are en route to Kansas City, but an effort will be made by Hamon through his attorney, Richard Belcher, to stop the shipment in an effort to recover the mules. - Thompson, dressed in the garb of a contractor, rode a gray saddlehorse, which he rented in Marysville from the livery stable of William Nutley, but it has since developed that Thompson sold the saddlehorse to Gulick of Gridley and the local officers are endeavoring to secure the horse for Nutley. - The officers are now endeavoring to locate Thompson, who is missing. - Sheriff McCoy stopped payment on the check which Doyle gave Thompson (alias Brown) for the mules, which was made out on the Purity Bank of Los Angeles. - According to a report from Woodland, where Doyle is now located, he mde [sic] the transaction in good faith. - - - - Date of Wedding Set - Miss Margaret Sullivan will become the wife of Richard Sweeney in St. Joseph's Catholic church here Monday morning, January 3d.  The wedding will be a quiet affair and the participants will be attended by Miss Sema Lewek as bridesmaid and John Nugent will act as best man.  Both are well known here, where they have a host of friends, the bride being the daughter of Mrs. M. Murphy.  Mr. Sweeney is engaged in the butcher business. - - - - Matrimonial - Andrew Ernest Amaden and Elizabeth Powers were married Wednesday afternoon at the home of Charles Fortna in this city by Rev. Father Coen.  Mr. Amaden is an employe of the Northern Electric company.  His bride has been teaching school in Yolo County. - - - - Sprained His Arm - James Lowell Snyder, a brakeman employed on the freight train of the Northern Electric company out of this city, is suffering from a sprained arm.  Snyder caught his arm in the brake on one of the freight cars and in some manner twisted his left wrist, and as a result it is giving him much pain.

1916

Marysville Evening Democrat - 1/20/1916, p4 - Sheriff's Office Trying to Find Missing Criminals - Sheriff McCoy is covering the country with circulars in an effort to apprehend two criminals, Clyde Spencer, alias C. S. Gilbert, and Henry Bennett whom he is anxious to have taken into custody. - Spencer, alias Gilbert, is wanted in this city by Sheriff McCoy on a felony charge, he having stolen the horse and buggy of Joseph Filter of Sutter County, which had been left tied on the streets here some time ago.  Spencer later disposed of the horse and rig in Sacramento, and they were later recovered by Sheriff McCoy from a livery stable in the Capital City and returned to the owner. - Spencer is also an ex-convict, being a parole violator from Folsom prison to which place he was sent from San Joaquin County in 1911 to serve eight years for burglary.  He was paroled May 5, 1915.  A number of cards have been sent out by Sheriff McCoy and also by the prison authorities who are also anxious to locate him, but so far no word has been received as to his whereabouts. - Forger Wanted. - Sheriff McCoy is also anxious to locate Henry Bennett, who plead guilty to a charge of passing a fictitious check on Frank Poole a saloon man of this city.  Bennett was sentenced to three years, but sentence was suspended, and he was allowed probation on June 1, 1915.  Bennett has failed to make any report to Probation Officer Frank Lane, and it has developed that on January 8, 1916, he passed two fictitious checks, aggregating $87.50, on a saloonman in Sacramento.  He is wanted here for violating his parole.

Marysville Appeal - 1/22/1916, p8 - Weds Wheatland Couple - Wheatland, Jan. 21. - Rev. D. Harrison, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, of Yuba City and Wheatland, officiated at the marriage of Miss Hattie I. Stagner and Eugene R. Gauthier, which took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stagner, Wednesday evening.  The bridal couple left following the ceremony for Los Angeles, where they will make their future home.

Marysville Evening Democrat - Sat 4/29/1919, p1 - Paddy McFadden In Jail Again - Paddy McFadden was arrested last night after a long chase by Special Officer William Burke, and is held at the city prison on suspension.  McFadden had a buggy robe in his possession when arrested, and the officer is of the opinion that he stole the robe. - McFadden only recently was released from the county jail, where he served thirty days on a charge of petit larceny.

Marysville Appeal - Tue 5/2/1916, p4 - Diver May Seek Body of Woman Who Ended Life - An expert diver may be brought to Marysville to attempt to recover the body of Miss Angelina Echvirria who ended her life in the Feather River Wednesday afternoon. - Coroner Jack Kelly said last night he was trying to secure one and he would probably be here within a day or so. - Three boatloads of men searched all day yesterday for the body without result.  The $100 reward which was offered for the recovery of the body has been withdrawn. - A strict watch will be kept along the river Friday for the body which, if not entangled in a snag, is expected to come to the surface.  As a rule drowned bodies rise after nine days of submersion.

1917

Marysville Appeal - 9/12/1917, p4 - Camptonville Items - Fred Joubert and family will leave this week for Humboldt county to visit the Erickson family. - Clarence Turner is down from Sloat, Sierra valley, visiting relatives in Oak Valley. - Acton Cleveland has returned to Nevada City to resume school. - Miss Veloce Pendola is visiting in San Francisco. - Fred Kendall, Levi Turner and Cyril Pendola will leave the 19th for American Lake, Washington with the national army. - Miss Blanche Deal is visiting in Nevada City. - - - - Slaps Boy:  Mother Angry:  Arrested By Sheriff Of Yuba - Harry Carstenbrook, 1103 Eighth street, was arrested last evening by Sheriff Charles J. McCoy on a warrant sworn to by Mrs. Annie Hall of Eleventh and I streets, who charged Carstenbrook with slapping her son, Sylvester. - Sylvester Hall, according to Carstenbrook, repeatedly let a cow belonging to the Halls into his bean patch and failed to heed the warning of the owner of the beans and even became sassy on the occasion of the slapping. - Carstenbrook was released on his own recognizance. - He was not able to leave his bed due to a sprained ankle which was injured night before last when his son dropped a heavy piece of pipe on it.

1918

Marysville Appeal - Wed 2/20/1918, p4 - To Be Tried On Battery Charge - The case of the People versus W. J. Gurjain, proprietor of the Wheatland hotel, will be tried today before Justice S. D. Hicks of Wheatland at the town hall in that city today before a jury.  Gurjain is accused of using force and violence upon a railroad section hand in his hotel when a dispute arose over the purchase of a roll of butter.  District Attorney Ray Manwell will represent the people today while the defendant has retained Attorney W. P. Rich.

Marysville Appeal - Thu 2/21/1918, p5 - Sullenger Estate to Be Divided - M. M. Sullenger, executor of the estate of Emaline Fields, through his attorneys, Sanborn & Schillig, has filed his report and petition for distributing the estate.  Property valued at $2272.85 and a $200 Liberty bond, as per will, must be divided among W. D. Sullenger, M. M. Sullenger and Mary Huff, brothers and sister, and Alameda Benham, Arthur Sullenger, Chester Sullenger and George Sullenger, niece and nephews. - - - - Gives Up Mules - Joe Berard, local expressman, has given up his mules and now is following the example set by Uncle Sam in adopting the motor truck to handle his business.  He has purchased a one-ton Republic truck from F. W. DeWitt, which he will use in town and country hauling.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 3/24/1918, p3 - Help To Restore Pioneers' Graves - Peoria cemetery is a spot rich in California history and hallowed as the resting place of men and women who won from the wilds this garden spot in the valleys of the two rivers.  Funds are needed to restore and beautify this historic burying ground.  M. H. Binninger, J. W. Bruce and Mrs. Maggie Cotton have been chosen as a committee for this work and issued the following appeal: - "The undersigned having been named by the people of this district a committee to lead in the work of beautifying Peoria cemetery, where lie the bodies of many of our highly honored and respected pioneers, take this method of calling your attention, as one interested, to the plans we have outlined. - "First, we propose to rid the grounds of all weeds and shrubbery. This portion of the work will be free of expense, as we find many willing workers in our community. - "Then will follow the felling and removal of the wood-producing trees growing wild on the premises, the proceeds from which will but partially finance the further work of placing an ornamental wire fencing about the cemetery and piping of water to points within the burying grounds convenient to all lot owners. - "It will be apparent to you that the balance of the fund which will insure the permanent beautification of the cemetery, must be raised by voluntary donations in ________ all interested persons. - "As one interested in Peoria cemetery, we are addressing you in the belief that you will make a contribution to this fund, the sum to be left to your judgment. - "All remittances should be made to the secretary-treasurer of this committee, Mrs. Charles Sperbeck, Browns Valley, Yuba county, Cal."

Marysville Evening Democrat - 3/29/1918, p1 - Insanity Commission Hears Two Cases - Bert Rogers, arrested a few days ago on the suspicion of being insane, was returned to the county hospital for further observation, and his case continued until Monday, April 15, after a hearing before Judge E. P. McDaniel, in which Drs. A. L. Miller and J. F. Tapley comprised the examining commission.  Attorney W. H. Carlin had been appointed to represent the young man, and states that he will communicate with his parents in the east. - Ed Holden, an intemperate user of morphine, who man an involuntary application for a hearing, was committed to Napa asylum for six months.

1919

Marysville Appeal - 7/24/1919, p4 - Swimming Pond Found - Smartsville, July 23. - An ideal swimming pond has been located by our towns people on the south side of the Yuba river at Parks Bar bridge.  Every evening a number of parties enjoy this fine exercise and this pond promises to be a very popular summer resort.

Marysville Appeal - 7/26/1919, p5 - Breeden Will Opened - The contents of the will of Richard Breeden were made known yesterday.  Breeden bequeathed one-quarter of the residue of the estate to his son Charles; one-quarter to his raughter [sic], Mrs. Clara Looney, and the other half to his four grandchildren in equal shares.  The widow is to receive $3,000 in cash. The widow of a deceased son Will Breeden, will receive two-ninths of the estate according to Attorney W. H. Carlin, of the estate, who says she is legally entitled to this amount.  The estate is valued at more than $40,000.

1920

Sacramento Bee - 3/13/1920 - Camptonville -  Louis Joubert of Camptonville and Miss Marian Beatty (Beaty) of Berkeley were married in Berkeley and have been enjoying a honeymoon trip to various parts of the state. Joubert is well known throughout the mountains, having lived here most of her (sic) life. (R. T.)

Marysville Democrat - Thu 3/18/1920, p1 - Dunning Bros. Will Donate Shelter House - The announcement made by A. H. Harrison, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, that more shelter houses will be needed at the motor park, brought an immediate response and suggestion from H. H. Dunning of Dunning Bros. Company. - "Dunning Bros. will build and equip one sehlter [sic] house," said Dunning.  "I believe Marysville has obtained more favorable advertising from the motor park than from any other source. - "For that reason Dunning Bros. Company will aid in every way possible to keep up the park.  Every business house in the city able to do so should build a sehlter [sic] house or help in any way possible to keep the park up to standard," Dunning concluded. - - - - Take The Cows Out Of Yuba Square - The attention of The Democrat has been called to the pasturing of cows in Yuba Square.  They are reported to be breaking down the trees, planted there by the Women's Improvement Club. - The authorities should see to it that the practice is stopped. If it is allowed to continue the efforts to beautify the city's parks which the women have started, will bear little fruit.

Sausalito News - 7/31/1920 - Golden State News:  Tersely Told - Marysville. - A fire which swept a business block here in the early morning hours of July 21 did damage estimated at $150,000 and showed evidences of incendiarism which the officers are investigating.  The T. and M. Mercantile Company, a grocery store; the Ideal Clothing Shop, and two lodging houses, all controlled by Japanese; Herman's Meat Market, a Chinese herb shop, and the Fred S. More automobile repair shop were destroyed.  Twenty-six automobiles were burned in the last named establishment. - Marysville. - A farm consolidation project is under way in Yuba and Nevada counties, and options are being taken on some 30,000 acres of the farming land in both counties near the county line.  The Davy and Robson pioneer families of the Smartsville district have sold their lands to the company while other farms in the district have been optioned by agents of the company.  The Ayer interests, owners of the Excelsior Water and Mining Company, which owns 60,000 acres of land in Yuba and Nevada counties, is interested in the new enterprise.  Plans are being made to establish a large reservoir on Deer Creek, near Smartsville. The reservoir lake will cover about 3,000 acres and will furnish water enough to irrigate several thousand acres in both counties.  A large thoroughbred dairy farm, a condensed milk factory and a rice project in Yuba county are also contemplated as part of the scheme of improvement.

Marysville Appeal - Sun 9/5/1920, p5 - Camptonville Items - Camptonville, Sept. 4 - Miss Irene Yore will graduate from St. Mary's hospital in San Francisco on the fifteenth, and will arrive here this month to spend a vacation with relatives. - A number from here are planning to attend the dance at Downieville on the 11th. - Misses Katherine and Hazel Cassano are attending high school in San Francisco. - Ben Hames and wife were in Downieville Sunday, having accompanied Mrs. James Dugan and daughter home. - Mrs. Deal and child of Oak Valley were visitors in Downieville Tuesday. - Will and Frank Shaughnessy of Oak Valley were in Downieville this week.

1921

Marysville Appeal - Tue 1/25/1921, p3 - Mrs. Lague Granted Interluctory [sic] Decree - An interlocutory decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Gladys Lague from Edwin J. Lague by Superior Judge Eugene P. McDaniel yesterday on the grounds of extreme cruelty.  The chief witness for Mrs. Lague was her mother, Mrs. Nettie Cuddeback, who testified that he did not attend the funeral of and refused to pay the expenses of the funeral of hs [sic] chld [sic], and recited other instances of his cruelty. - Mrs. Lague was allowed alimony of $30 a month, $15 court costs, and $50 attorney's fees.

Marysville Democrat - 7/5/1921 - p1 - Arrested on Charge of Peddling - Police Officer William Booth arrested D. Bessettni on a charge of peddling artificial flowers without a license.  He put up $10 for his appearance in court this morning.  When he appeared in court Police Judge Langdon continued his case indefinitely due to the absence of City Marshal C. A. Smith. - - - - Geo. L. Lawrence Arrested - Police Officer Henry Faul last night arrested George L. Lawrence, an alleged dope fiend.  Lawrence had a quantity of tools in his possession which he was trying to dispose of. The police are holding him for investigation to ascertain whether or not the tools were stolen. - - - - Sacramento Man Sends Blankets - J. S. Goldie, manager of Perfection Bread Company at Sacramento, telephoned today to C. L. Bowen that he was sending up fifty blankets to the relief societies of Marysville for the families left destitute in Saturday's fire. - - - - Jack Francis Sells Home - Jack Francis, manager of the Ellas-Marx Music Company here, has sold his home at 620 Eighth street to J. R. Rubb of the Royal Bakery.  Bubb [sic] and family were burned out Saturday. The Francis family are planning on making an extended vacation in Washington. - - - - Lost Articles For Owner - W. R. Anderson, whose home at 126 Fifth street was burned, reports that among his household effects moved to 1230 Yuba street, where he now lives, there is a man's overcoat and a lady's purse with some change in it, neither of which belong to him.  The owners can secure same by calling and indentifying property.

1923

Daily Appeal - Tue 6/19/1923, p7 - Certificate of Co-Partnership - We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that we are partners transacting business in the State of California under the firm name and style of Frank Baker and Company, with principal place of business in the City of Marysville, Yuba County, California. - That the names in full and the places of residence of all the members of said partnership are Frank Baker, Marysville, California, and John K. Latta, Marysville, California. - Witness our hands this 1st day of June, 1923. Frank Baker, John K. Latta. - State of California, County of Yuba - ss. - On this 1st day of June, 1923, before me, R. R. Raish, a Notary Public in and for said Yuba County, personally appeared Frank Baker and John K. Latta, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the within instrument and they duly acknowledged to me that they executed the same. (Seal) R. R. Raish. - Notary Public in and for Yuba County, State of California. - In The Superior Court of the State of California, In and For the County of Yuba - Sperry Flour Company a corporation, plaintiff, versus A. J. Mason et al., defendants. - Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Yuba, in the office of the Clerk of the said Superior Court.

Marysville Democrat - 9/27/1923, p1 - Natives Ask Women's Clubs to Take Charge of Restoration of Old Landmark at Timbuctoo - The History and Landmarks section of Women's Federated Clubs in Yuba and Sutter counties will be asked by the Native Sons of this city to make immediate plans for restoring the old Well's Fargo Building at Timbuctoo, Yuba county, it was decided at a meeting of the Natives held last night following a report that the old brick structure is fast falling to ruin and decay and that prompt action is necessary if any portion of it is to be preserved as a landmark. - It was said that the women's clubs have the Timbuctoo building in their program and they will be requested to make this their next project. - Members pointed out that the building may now be too dilapidated for restoration.  In that event, a memorial monument similar to the Fremont memorial in the Buttes, is proposed. - The Natives discussed the feasibility of taking charge of the matter themselves, but decided that it is better to allow the ladies to proceed with their plans and offer them the moral and financial assistance of the parlor.  Rainbow Parlor Native Sons of Wheatland, as well as the Marysville and Wheatland Native Daughters, can be counted upon, it is said, for assistance. - The History and Landmarks section will be asked for an early reply in order that work on the building or upon the memorial can begin this fall.

Marysville Daily Democrat - 11/30/1923, p1 - Knudson Didn't Know He Had To Stop - Two automobiles, one driven by Miss Maude Anthony and the other by J. Knudson, both of this city, collided at Sixth and B streets Thursday afternoon.  Knudson was traveling south on B streets Thursday afternoon.  Knudson was traveling south on B street and Miss Anthony was going west on Sixth street.  The impact of the collision turned the Anthony car completely around on the wet pavement.  Her auto sustained a broken front wheel and the side of the body mashed.  Knudson neglected to stop after the accident.  He told Police Officer William Booth,, who investigated the accident, he did not know the law compelled all persons to stop after a collision.  Knudson agreed to pay for all the damage done, taking the blame for the accident upon himself.  No one was injured.

Marysville Daily Democrat - Mon 12/3/1923, p1 - Ancient Cemetery in Bear River May Move - Wheatland, Dec. 3. - An effort will be made by Mrs. J. M. Herzog and other Native Daughters to induce the local parlor to take the initiative in agitating for the removal of the old cemetery in the present channel of the Bear river.  Few people now living in Wheatland know anything about the old burial ground.  Mr. Niemeyer states that it was there long before his time and that the site was on a little knoll.  The shifting of the river caused the filling of the surrounding land and now all the head stones are covered.  Mrs. Herzog and daughter have uncovered one head stone which is surrounded by an iron fence.  It bears the following inscription:  "Jeremiah Coil, Born in Wayne Co., Ky."

Marysville Daily Democrat - Mon 12/3/1923, p8 - Pioneer Route to Be Restored By Bridge Over Yuba Channel - Upon motion of Supervisor Harry E. Hyde seconded by Supervisor Frank Booth, the Yuba Board of Supervisors today authorized County Surveyor J. R. Meek to make borings at the site of the proposed Simpson Lane bridge, on the route of the early day stage road easterly from this city.  A toll bridge was then crossed near the old Yuba Dam. The road and bridge have been buried for years. - The old bridge at Bullards Bar which is being replaced by a new bridge across the dam being constructed by the Yuba River Power Company, will be moved to the Simpson Lane site on the Yuba river.  This bridge will connect with a roadway to be built on the south and north sides of the Yuba river and will give the people owning property on the south side of the stream a shorter route into Marysville. - It is expected some difficulty will be encountered in getting foundations at the site of the proposed bridge, due to the large amount of sand and detritus that for years has been filling up the old channel of the Yuba river at that point. - County Surveyor Meek will commence work immediately, as it is the intention of the board to have the old Bullards Bar bridge moved to the Simpson Lane site as soon as possible. - The road and bridge will serve a rapidly developing fruit district in the Yuba river bottoms, south of the present channel, where hundreds of acres have already been cleared and planted and other hundreds are now being cleared for planting.

1924

Marysville Evening Democrat - Thu 6/12/1924, p1 - Mrs. Geo. Van Buskirk is Suing For Divorce - After more than thirty years of married life, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Van Buskirk, on grounds of cruelty, charging that he has been associated with a woman whose name she believes to be May Smith.  The complaint was filed today in the Superior court. - Van Buskirk's ranch in District Ten is said to have been the scene of many clandestine meetings between the defendant and the co-respondent.  They are also alleged to have gone on frequent automobile rides in and around the city of Marysville. - According to the wife's complaint, she married her husband in 1893 in Marysville.  They have two children over the age of 21.  Community property consists of household furniture and real estate in Marysville and Berkeley. - They separated on May 19 after Mrs. VanBuskirk had remonstrated with her husband regarding his alleged attention to May Smith.  He failed to heed her remonstrances, however, she claims. - Upon returning from a meeting with the woman, Mrs. VanBuskirk alleges her husband would be surly, cross and stubborn.  On one occasion he would have struck her had her son not intervened.  He often called her vile and obscene names in tones loud enough for the neighbors to hear and the relations of the two became a topic for gossip and talk according to the complaint. - VanBuskirk is janitor for the Bank of Italy.  His wife says his salary is $200 a month.  She asks that the marriage bonds be dissolved and requests a cash settlement of $100. - W. P. Rich is attorney for the plaintiff. - - - - Here's Opportunity Knocking Loudly on Some Youth's Door - An opportunity for some Marysville boy or girl of 16 years or under to win a $5 prize and gain valuable information regarding Yuba county, is offered by the Lions Club.  For the best and most nearly complete set of answers to the following questions, the club will award $5. - Replies must be handed in to the office of the secretary, L. F. Albrecht, 321 E street, not later than Saturday noon of this week.  The answers must be neatly and legibly written and must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer. - The information must be gained by actual research, it was said today.  The Chamber of Commerce or city officials will not give out any of the data. - The questions follow:  1.-Square miles in Yuba county; 2.-Acres in Marysville; 3.-Acres in Yuba county; 4.-Number of blocks of paved streets in Marysville now; 5.-Number of blocks of pavement under new program; 6.-Trading population of Marysville; 7.-Number of phones in city; 8.-Number of summer resorts in county; 9.-Average rainfall, Marysville; 10.-Yearly receipts at postoffice; 11.-Tonnage of parcel post sent out daily; 12.-Where and what is largest gold dredger in the world; 13.-Total bank clearings in Marysville in 1923. - V. A Van Horn was chairman of the Lions meeting today and had prepared the list of questions.  It was then suggested that the list be printed in The Democrat and a prize be awarded for the best answer.

1926

Marysville Appeal - Thu 8/19/1926, p4 - Sells-Floto Circus Comes September 2 for Two Shows Here - The Sells-Floto circus is coming to Marysville, September 2 and will give two shows here, afternoon and night.  This show specializes in trained animal stunts, but carries a large number of other acts that go to make up a fine show with thrills enough to make it attractive. - The show carries among other animals, fifteen trained elephants of which Floto is the star.  These elephants are directed in their performance by two young women, Cyse O'Doul and Golden Caress. - - - - New Dairy Plant Is Being Planned - The Marysville-Yuba dairy will have a new home next spring if plans now under consideration mature.  The present plant of the company has been outgrown and one modern in all details is desired.  To this end, Stanley Watson has been posting himself on modern plants which he has been visiting. - It is proposed to build at Ninth and E streets, on the lot adjoining the present plant.

Marysville Appeal - Sun 8/22/1926, p5 - Car Driver Arrested - Patrolman Richard Barrett last night arrested J. G. Anderson at Fifth and Oak streets on a charge of operating an automobile while he was under the influence of intoxicating liquor.  He hit the car of F. B. Ware, which was parked and damaged a fander[sic]. - - - - Auto Reported Stolen - O. B. Cochran of Yuba City reported to the police last night that his Ford coupe had been stolen from its parking place on High street, between Second and Third, at about 9 o'clock.

1927

Marysville Appeal - Wed 5/4/1927, p6 - Wounded Lad on Way to Recovery - Walter Masinkiewez, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Masinkiewez, who was accidentally shot in the abdomen last Saturday morning when a companion was showing him a small caliber shotgun, is reported to be doing fine at the Rideout hospital and hopes are entertained for his complete recovery without the necessity of an operation.  The lad has 16 shot in him, many penetrating intestines, but the shot spread fan-like after entering the abdomen it is said, thus preventing large wounds.  No complications have so far developed.

Marysville Daily Democrat - 8/25/1927, p1 - Appeal, Democrat are Pioneer Newspapers - The Marysville Appeal and The Marysville Democrat are two pioneers of California journalism. - The Appeal is one of the four oldest daily newspapers in the state, and was established when Marysville was one of the most important cities of the Pacific coast and the trading center for a wide mining area.  The first number of The Appeal appeared Jan. 23, 1860, with H. B. Mighels as editor.  It was published by G. W. Bloor & Co., and was independent in politics.  B. P. Avery & Co. purchased The Appeal June 5, 1860, and made it republican in politics. - This is the second time that The Appeal and The Democrat have been consolidated, for on Oct. 29, 1861, that newspaper and The Daily National Democrat were united under the ownership of the Appeal Association, with B. P. Avery as editor and A. S. Randall as business manager.  The Appeal has been owned by E. J. Lockwood and C. D. Dawson, A. S. Smith, F. W. Johnson, E. A. Forbes, V. M. Cassidy and James M. Cremin. - The Democrat was founded Oct. 6, 1884, by a company made up of members of the democratic party.  The first editor was Milton McWhorter. Since McWhorter's time the paper has been owned by W. H. Phillips, The Democrat Publishing Co., W. S. O'Brien and Arthur W. Gluckman, T. J. Sherwood and William M. Cutter held the editorship of the paper at various times. - Both The Democrat and The Appeal have been republican in politics in a rather nominal fashion.  Since party lines have been drawn less stringently, both have been rather independent in their partisan expressions.  The Appeal-Democrat will be independent in politics and will express both sides of every public issue.

Marysville Daily Democrat - 8/26/1927, p1 - Carden Tells Exchangites About Library - Marysville's library ranks with those of the state, the city of Sacramento and the University of California, in that it has a foundation of rare old books of great value and interest, and it is one of the city's most valuable assets, according to Mrs. Mary Rolls Hatch, librarian, who spoke before the members of the Exchange Club at their luncheon today at Hotel Marysville. - President H. B. P. Carden of the club, who has been connected with the library in an official capacity as a director for 30 years, and before that as a student, told of its history. - The "kids" of his day found the library a convenient excuse for staying out late at night.  By saying they were going to the library, they got away from home, and then anything could happen.

1931

Appeal Democrat - 12/3/1931, p11 - Bush Goes To Clinic - Don Bush, Marysville optometrist, will attend a three-days graduate lecture clinic in Hotel Senator, Sacramento, Dec. 6-8, for a study of the most recent developments in the science of correction of defective eyesight.  Dr. A. M. Skeffington of Chicago will preside over the clinic.

1935

Appeal Democrat - 12/30/1935, p2 - McGuire to Assume Chief Ranger Post of Local Foresters - New officers of the Foresters of America are to take their posts at an installation Thursday evening in Foresters hall, Myron Chipman, present chief ranger announced Monday. - The new corps is led by John Francis McGuire, chief ranger; with others on the staff being Ray Scott, sub-chief ranger; L. C. Pursell, treasurer; Elmer F. Arnoldy, financial secretary; Gus Arnoldy, recording secretary; Percy Gooch, senior woodward; Chris Cremer, senior beadle; Ova Nichols, junior beadle; W. C. Rucker, lecturer; F. Carl Hamon, trustee; and Francis Arnoldy, musician. - A social time is planned and refreshments will be served.

1938

Appeal Democrat - 2/14/1938, p2 - Amelia Johnson Becomes Bride in New York - Friends have received announcement of the marriage of Miss Amelia Coult Johnson, former Marysville resident, and Harry Peter Franz of New York, which was solemnized January 29 in New York City. - The bride is the daughter of Frank W. Johnson of Marysville and the late Mrs. Johnson.  Her maternal grand-grandfather, G. N. Swezy, in 1850 assisted in laying out the city of Marysville, then known as Nye's Landing, and was also one of the men who decided upon the name of Marysville.  He was member of a pioneer law firm with Stephen J. Field.  Her maternal grandmother, for whom she is named, was Amelia Swezy Coult. - Mrs. Franz is a talented dancer and her husband is a New York City business man who makes frequent trips to the west coast.

1943

Sacramento Union - 9/26/1943, page 23 - Pioneer Graves at Camp Beale Grim Reminders of Mystery - Marysville - Romance and history surround a number of burial plots on property belonging to Uncle Sam at Camp Beale, and U. S. engineers have taken steps to prevent injury coming to these graves of California's pioneers.  Heavy concrete slabs have been placed over the burial plots, and added precautions are taken to protect them while the areas in which they are located are being used. - One of these plots is that of the Kneebones, a family of pioneers who lived near the town of Spenceville, now in use for commando training purposes. - Five members of the family, Joseph Kneebone, Sr., his wife, Mary, his sons, Joseph, Jr. and Richard, and a daughter, Mary, are buried in the 14 by 16 foot plot. - One Word-'Murdered' - After the names of Joseph, Jr., and his father, is traced the ominous word, "Murdered." - That inscription cloaks one of the most mysterious and intriguing stories of this legend-laden part of California - The senior Kneebone, a freighter, founded the Kneebone ranch about a mile up the road from Spenceville. The son, a native of Cornwall, who was about 26 at the time of his death, was well-liked. - Buying one of his father's 12-mule freighting outfits, he started hauling supplies and freight from Spenceville to Marysville. - On June 29, 1888, he was proceeding down the road to the Kneebone home to spend Sunday, after hauling a load of freight earlier in the week to Marysville. - Two Men in Buggy - Scarcely half a mile behind him traveled two men in a buggy, and they later reported they came upon the outfit, with Kneebone missing, and the mules tangled in the gear. - Kneebone was found dead in a field nearby, with several .48 calibre bullets in his body. - His pockets had been gone through, but a robbery theory was not held, as freighters seldom carried their collections. - The young men who found the victim were arrested because of a conflict in their stories, but finally were freed through a writ of habeas corpus, and the murder was never solved. - Another Mystery - Also unsolved is the murder of the senior Kneebone, who was killed nearly nineteen years later at the Kneebone ranch about a mile from the earlier crime. - Kneebone lived alone at the time, and had an itinerant farm-hand working for him. - Neighbors found the rancher lying in the yard, shot to death, not far from where the farm-hand slept. - The farmhand was missing, and Kneebone, Sr., who was believed to keep considerable gold  coin in his home, had been dead several days when found. - Sold Horse, Outfit - It was revealed the farmhand had sold a horse and outfit belonging to the rancher at Wheatland, and gone on a spree.  He was traced to a Yuba county ranch, where he claimed the horse had been given him by Kneebone, Sr. - Only circumstantial evidence was brought out at his trial, and eventually the case was dismissed. - The words inscribed on the father's and son's tombstones-"Murder" in each case, bring to life a certain amount of speculation as to the two unsolved mysteries of an early day.

1960

Appeal Democrat - 1/23/1960, p D-3 - Simpson Murdered - In 1861 the Simpson Lane bridge had been built by Mrs. James Simpson, widow of a rancher who was murdered Sept. 7, 1859, in an election-day fracas.  There previously had been a ferry operated over the Yuba at this point.  The Simpson bridge was destroyed in the 1861-62 flood and Marysville citizens found themselves without a crossing over the Yuba. - The pioneers of Marysville were not the type to sit around and moan over a bad situation so they did something about their bridgeless state in 1861.  A mass meeting was held and plans begun for a new county toll bridge over the Yuba.  Contractors on the $36,000 project put in a 1500-foot bridge and were paid in scrip drawn on the county bridge fund.  Receipts from tolls eventually paid off the debt.  By 1867 extensive repairs were needed on this bridge, and by March 1883 the Yuba County Grand Jury termed it unsafe "because the arches were rotten."  Bridge Replaced - The Simpson bridge also was replaced at a later date and maintained by the county.  It was a one-way bridge, and as traffic speed increased was inadequate long before it became one of the 1955 flood casualties.  In June 1956 the state agreed to assist Yuba County and appropriated funds for a two-lane reinforced concrete bridge.  The county relocated part of Simpson Lane to join the new bridge.  Ben Gerwick Co. of San Francisco, which had rebuilt the Sacramento Northern bridge after the flood, was contractor at $273,972.  It was completed June 18, 1957.

 

 


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