Salinas Weekly Index
Thursday, 15 Oct 1891
Born -- EVANS -- in Gonzales, Oct. 8, 1891, to the wife of Al. EVANS, a son.
Born -- FOSTER -- Salinas, Oct. 10, to the wife of J.H. FOSTER, a daughter.
Born -- SILL -- near Watsonville, Oct. 6, 1891, to the wife of G.W. SILL, a daughter.
Married -- SWEETEN-SIMPSON -- at the residence of the bride's parents at Corralitos,
county, Oct. 13, 1891, by Rev. H.S. SNODGRASS, assisted by Rev. F.S. ATWELL; Alexander
Salinas and Miss Stella V. SIMPSON. [The happy couple went to Santa Cruz the same evening
return to Salinas the latter part of this week.] [Mr.&Mrs. W.H. GOODRICH of Salinas
Corralitos Tuesday morning to attend the wedding of Miss Stella SIMPSON and Alex. SWEETEN,
returned home the same evening.]
Married -- WESCOTT-PUGH -- at the Baptist parsonage, Gonzales, Oct. 11, 1891, by Rev. J.M.
Jay WESCOTT and Miss Bertha L. PUGH, both of Monterey county.
Married -- JOSSELYN-GRAVES -- in South Hanson, Massachusetts, July 18, 1891, Spencer B.
son of Captain E.S. JOSSELYN, to Miss Florence GRAVES.
Died -- HARRO -- in Gonzales, Oct. 3, 1891, Blanche, beloved daughter of Mr.&Mrs.
aged 3 years. [Gonzales 'Tribune,' 10th: "The 3-year-old child of Calistro
HARRO, who lives near
Soledad, met with a fatal accident Thursday, Oct. 1st. She was sitting on a box before an
with a dog by her side with which she was playing, when she fell, face forward, into the
was terribly burned. She was brought to Gonzales for medical treatment, but the little
Died -- WILLEY -- at his home at Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sept. 12, 1891, of apoplexy, Oscar F.
M.D., aged 51 years. [Dr. WILLEY was a native of Magog, Canada. He came to Salinas from
county, Iowa, and engaged in teaching here for some years. He went from here to San
study medicine, and graduated from Cooper Medical College. He was a nephew of Mrs. George
Salinas and Mrs. M.C. JENNE of Santa Cruz.]
Mrs. Frank JOSEPH was found dead in her bed on the morning of Oct. 3rd, near Bradley. A
jury rendered a verdict of death from heart failure.
The will of the late Alfred A. WETHERILL was offered for probate last Friday. The bulk of
property, which is valued at $48,200, is left to the widow, his stepson, George FORSYTH,
brother, Fred W. WETHERILL, while relatives in this State and the East are generously
leaves to St. Paul's Church, of which he was a member, the sum of $1000, and to Alisal
I.O.O.F., the sum of $500 for the widow and orphans' fund. By the terms of the will
Thomas HARRIS is
**Marriage Licenses --
-Oct. 7; Frank SERNAS, age 22, native of Azores Islands, and Josefa LEINAS, aged 18,
California, both residents of Castroville.
-Oct. 12; Thomas H. ROUGEOT, age 27, native of New York, resident of San Miguel, San Luis
and Mary SHUEY, age 23, native of California, and resident of Parkfield.
-Oct. 12; James SCOTTRINE, age 38, native of Switzerland, and Isabella URQUIDEZ, age 18,
California, both residents of Castroville.
**Personal & Social --
-Mrs. M.M. SPEEGLE is down from Santa Rosa visiting old-time friends and acquaintances in
-A.S. KITTRIDGE, Esq., of San Jose, was in town last Friday to prove the will of John
-Mrs. W.H. HORD, who has been visiting her brother, Dr. EDWARDS, has returned to her Paso
-Miss Bertha EMERY went to San Jose last Monday to join her parents on their way to their
in Santa Rosa.
-Frank FABRY of Bradley has been in town this week on business connected with the
settlement of his
-Frank and Eddie HEBBRON left last week for a month's visit to their brother, William
his cattle ranch in Texas.
-David JEFFERY of Milpitas is visiting his brother, Jas. JEFFERY, and is looking for land
purchase, with a view of residing permanently here.
-Charles UNDERWOOD was in town from the Corral de Tierra Tuesday. He reports his son,
entirely recovered from his recent severe illness.
-Ed. LAWREY was over from Pacific Grove yesterday. He built a brick chimney for the new
Auburn street, near Capitol, and went home on the evening train.
-Fred W. WETHERILL, who is here attending to the settlement of the estate of his late
the 'Index' a pleasant call and was found to be an old-time friend from Idaho.
-Mrs. DEVAURS returned Saturday from a 6-months' visit to her old home in France. She
was met in San
Francisco by her son-in-law, J. BERGES, with whom she returned to Salinas.
-Rev. J.C. SIMMONS has been appointed pastor of the M.E. Church, South in Salinas, and
MOHN pastor of the congregations of that denomination at San Lucas and Bradley.
-Mrs. Sarah LAUNTZ, formerly of Salinas but now a resident of San Jose, is in town
"Duthick's Manual of Music -- Its History, Biography and Literature." It is
a splendid book.
-The ENOS brothers have gone to San Ardo, where they will engage in farming on an
They are industrious, energetic young men and the 'Index' wishes them success in
-Mr.&Mrs. E. ST. JOHN arrived in Salinas Tuesday from their home in Santa Ynez valley,
county. They are guests of Mr.&Mrs. J.B. BENNETT, and will tarry here a fortnight or
so. Their old
friends and neighbors are glad to see them.
-S. GAMBOA of the Rocklin Lime and Lumber Co., west of Jolon, returned Monday from a visit
to his 3
children at the Good Templar Orphans' Home near Vallejo, and is highly pleased with
of the home he has found for his orphaned children.
-W.J. HILL returned home from San Francisco Tuesday evening bringing with him the welcome
of his occulist, Dr. George H. PARDEE, that the sight of his right eye can be preserved.
eye is totally blind beyond recovery, but he feels good over the prospect of being able to
the use of the other.
-The following-named Monterey county boys have recently entered Chesnutwood's Business
Monterey: Ronnie THOMPSON of Salinas, George M. MOORE and James P. JORDAN of Castroville,
DROCHUS of Gonzales.
-Robert HINKLE, for refusing to testify yesterday in the case of Edward ROMERO, charged
to murder, was adjudged guilty of contempt of court and sentenced by Judge DORN to 6
imprisonment in the county jail for his contumaciousness.
Medals were awarded as follows at the elocutionary contest of Prof. ROBERTS' pupils at
Hall, last Friday evening: Miss Ora HOPPS, Miss Ortells ABBOTT and Miss Frances DUNCAN.
ADCOCK was awarded by Prof. ROBERTS a prize for the pupil of the class showing the most
progress. The committee on awards consisted of Dr. H.E. STAFFORD, Asa V. MENDENHALL, James
McDOUGALL, Mrs. M. McHARRY and Miss Effie YORK.
**A Scarlatina Scare -- There has been during the week a mild case of scarlatina in the
Charles HUDSON. It was reported that the infection came from a family that had visited the
inquiry elicited the information that nothing more serious than measles had recently been
family. Some uneasiness was felt in the early part of the week from a report that
in the family of E.M. HOAGLAND, and it was feared that the contagion would spread through
schools; but fears from that quarter were not at rest by medical decision that no
in Mr. HOAGLAND's family. It is at times difficult to account for the origin of
latent germs have been known to remain in clothing for 2 years. These incidents, which
attended with no more serious results than a good scare, should impress upon the public
necessity of sanitary precautions which are too painfully conspicuous by their absence in
**The BROOKS Trial -- Albert M. BROOKS, charged with an attempt to commit arson, was tried
the Superior Court Tuesday with the following jury: Gilbert MULCH, John F. HAY, Chauncey
W.H. CLARK, A.W. WOODSON, C.P. GOULD, E.J. HESS, S.E. PARDEE, P.S. HATCH, J.E. VEACH,
John SEXTON. The case was given to the jury at 3:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Judge
for defendant, making no argument, feeling certain that the prosecution had totally failed
out a case against his client. But it appears that the jury did not look at it in that
being out 24 hours they came into Court declaring their inability to agree upon a verdict
discharged. It is reported that at first the jury stood 8 to 4 for conviction, then 9 to
finally 10 to 2.
**Letter List -- Following is a list of unclaimed letter remaining in the Salinas City
Monterey county, Cal., Oct. 14, 1891. To obtain any of these letters the applicant must
"advertised letters." If not called for in 2 weeks they will be sent to the Dead
**Castroville Items -- from last Friday's 'Enterprise' --
-B.E. CAHOON and family have moved to the LAURELLES ranch on the Carmel, where they intend
-James DOUGLAS brought to our sanctum a potato weighing 7 ½ pounds. It was raised on Mr.
place across the river.
-On Sunday last, one of our genial citizens, Domingo STOAKES, gave his friends of this
Santa Rita a picnic and barbecue on the beach near Moss Landing. There were about 40
and all had a jolly good time.
-While Joseph LEMAS was driving into town last Monday, his horses became unmanageable and
into a fence, throwing him from the wagon and breaking 5 of his ribs, besides otherwise
internally. It is feared that his injuries will prove fatal.
-On Sunday last while James QUINN, a young son of Owen QUINN of this place, was driving
on his father's ranch, he was kicked by a colt which he was driving and he received a
fracture of the leg below the knee. In getting off the horse he was riding he stepped on
the foot of
the injured leg, causing the bone to protrude through the flesh. The would is very
painful, but the
little sufferer is getting along as well as can be expected.
**San Lucas Items -- from last Thursday's 'Herald' --
-Arthur E. REYNOLDS, of Priest valley has graduated and returned home from
-William CARLETON, a brakeman on this division, who had his limb severely injured some
has been lying in the San Francisco hospital for 3 weeks. He is a member of San Lucas
**Bradley Items -- from last Thursday's 'Mercury' --
-Wm. PINKERTON shipped 5 carloads of prime beef to San Francisco this morning.
-George HOOVER, an old-time Bradley-ite, arrived from Washington the first of the week.
-G.W. DONALDSON and family of Pleyto, also J.G. TILLMAN and family, left for Oregon
Tuesday and will
make their future home there.
-An administrator's auction sale of the JEFFERY property was held in San Miguel last
week at which
the real and personal property was disposed of. The Jeffery Hotel was sold to Major John
Estrella for $2500.
-The dwelling and contents of T.W. SCALE, who lives near town, were burned Saturday
one was home when the fire started. D.W. COPELAND was in charge of the place, but he was
jury duty and has no idea of how the fire started. The house and contents were valued at
and were not insured.
Gonzales 'Tribune,' 10th: "Last Saturday while Ernest SANDS of Reliz cañon
and his friend, E.
POPPOCK of Watsonville, were out hunting on the Reliz creek in search of quail, a flock
few up while
the hunters were on the opposite side of the creek. POPPOCK fired first and shot several,
not seeing his comrade, fired from the opposite side, but instead of hitting quail, the
in POPPOCK's thigh, inflicting a very painful but not necessarily fatal wound."
Castroville 'Enterprise' -- "The fire which began raging in the San Miguel
cañon one day last week
did a good deal of damage and caused considerable loss of property to several. The fire
in Mrs. F. MILLER's place in the cañon and for 4 or 5 days it raged terribly. On
Sunday last it
burned about 50 cords of wood for Mr. TEMPLETON, a cabin belonging to Messrs. BUSH and
another cabin belonging to Mr. CLAYTON. The people in the cañon had to work hard to subdue
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