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Sutter Creek, Cal.
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Physician and Surgeon
T 1 Offlce, Main 28
Residence, Main 27 '
Amador City, Cal.
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JACKSON. AMADOJI COUNTY. CAIiir()»,NIA. IMMIMY. JJMiJIJH UAUY iH\ t 1909.
Mrs. Liutillac Shot, and
Would-Be Murderer Takes the
A terrible allair happened on tho
Lintillao ranch shortly after noon on
Monday. I'he Liutillao ranch ia com
monly known as the Douot place, and
is located uoar Clinton, tteveu miles
east of Jaokflon. Lintillao bought
tbe place about sevon years Rgo, and
with bis family, consisting of a wile
and ono . child, luih occupied the
plaoe ever since, oultivating the
vineyard, aud making wine aud
Lintillac employed a farm hand
named Joseph Cboalicb. He waa em
ployed steadily, so it is claimed, at
so much per day tbe year round. It
was owing to a dispute about his
wages tbat the tragedy occurred.
Cboalich contended tbat a sum of
852 was due him, less 82 for liquor.
Mrs Lintillao transacted the buuineaa
of keeping booka and settling with
tbe employes. She claimed tbat there
was only $7.50 coming to Choallch.
The latter quit 'and seems to have
brooded over tbe matter. Last week
be came to Jaaksou and consulted an
attorney in regard to tbe collection
of tbe sum [alleged to be due him,
and he left tbe account in tbe bands
of O. P. Vioini, who promised' to tiy
and settle it amicably. | .
On the other side, it is said tbat he
was employed at odd. times, when
there was work to do. Tbere was no
steady employment. Tbat be claimed
tbere was 925 due him, and they con
tended they owed him only 87.50. On,
Monday about, two o'clock, Mrs
Lintillac, . was standing a short dis
lauce front tbe kitchen, door, when
Cboalich came along, and ' again'
started a conversation in regard to
wages. He carried a double .barrel
shot gun, although this would not
ordinarily create alarm. Mrs Lln
tilluc xeterred him to her , husband—
to go and see him about it: There
npon Cboalioh, raised bis 'gun 'and
fired both barrels in quick succession.
He evidently aimed to cripple his
victim,- as eaoh charge took effect in
the' lower part of the limbs. The
weapon was loaded with B shot. One
charge took effect in tbe left leg,
midway between the knee and ankle,
shattering the bone ia a terrible
manner. The other charge took
effect in the right foot, carrying away
tbe heel and around tbe ankle. At
the time she was wearing heavy
French boots, with wood soles, aud
tbe heel of the shoo waa shot away.
'.After doing this terrible work,
Choallch lied, and it was surmised
tbat big object waa to escape.
An. ltalian living on tbe Lagomar
aino place baatented to Jackson for
medical aid. At tbe same time an
other left for the Tabeau reservoir to
summon a doctor by telephone. 'Ibe
man ou horseback got the news to
town. He made tbe trip in an in
credibly short time. It was perhaps
a matter of life or death, and be did
not Bpare horse flesh. (Jalloping into
Main street, without hat, with the
animal be bestrode panting aud foam
ing, he dismounted at tbe Spagnoli
drug store, and entered. Every one
on tbe street knew tbat something
unusual had happened, tie told tbe
atory of tbe shooting. Dr. Kudicott,
accompanied by S. K. Spagnoli, at
once started for tbe scene.
.Shortly thereafer sheriff Gregory
and constable Laverone started out
to look after the shooter, who it. was
reported had esaaped.
Cboaliob, however, judging from
tbe sequel, was not intent on escap
ing; in tbe general acceptation of tbe
term. He oame on to Jaokson, and
reached here shortly after 5 o'clock.
Whether be came to surrendered him
self or to end bis existauoe in the
sensational way ho took oau never be
known, it was Washington's birth
day and a holiday. The court bouse
was deserted. Moreover, it was past
business hours any way when he got
here, it appears he passed by the
court house and iveut to tbe, nearest
store— tbat of W, Bohroeder— only a
few steps away, aud puiobaaed a
oouple of oranges. He then wont
back and took a seat on tbe cement
curbing around tbe grass plot in front
of tbe court house, and commeuood
peeling au orange. Thou. Lomiu,
who is attending tbe saioou opposite
tbe court house, noticed tbe man
sitting there, hut did not know him
and tbere was nothing strange about
his conduct to attract particular
attention. He noticed there was
KiinoUiiiiK in his band lieatdoa trie
ornogo. Ho noticed ho spit out the
first mouthful. In a fen minutes
Lemin heard n peotillßr cry coming
from the mini nnrl turning to sen, the
miin threw nut hin hnmla and fell
Lmckwnrris. He rushed up to liim,
took him by the arm nnd told him to
get Up. He was iih rigid an iron, ami
froMiinn nt tho mouth, lie tolrl him
to got up, ami nttempted to assist
him. Tho mnn said, "Too Jate."
These were the last ami only woids
he spoke nfter taking the poisoned
dose. In Ichh Mum llfteou miuutea
atfor taking his seat on the curbing,
he was ilnnrl. ■
'Hid body wiih removnd tomporatily
into the corridor liotwmin the jail and
ball of records. Deputy sMorilf
Connors eoarched the man's pockets,
and found therein a small bottle
labeled "Stryohnino." It Jwas half
filled with the dendly drug. Ot
cnurep this wns taken aa the explana
tion of tbe tragic death. There was
also 81. 50 found in bia pocketa, and a
Coroner Potter oame oser from Ply
mouth tbe following morning and
impaneled a jury to inquire into tbe
death of Cboalioh. The following
were swotn as jurors: C. Oiovannoni,
S. Harris. A. Uinocdbio, Amber Meek,
K. Webb, \V. M. JL J enry, V. Talenti. J.
Picoardo, Henry Weil, J. JD. Palmer
The coroner afterwards found upon
a thorough examination of the body
tbe following additional articles:
Declaration of intention paper, dated
March 6, 1906; state poll tax for 1908.
three pocket handkerchiefs, a silver
watch, and a couple of lead pencils.
At tbe inquest the witnesses ex
amined were U. H. Gregory, Tbos.
Lemin, Dr. 'Sprngue, W. Connors
and John Ulavioh. it was shown that
deceased about two o'clock appeared
at tbe Lintillao ranob, while Mrs JLtin
tillao was banging out [some clothes.
He went up to where she was stand
ing, with tbe gun in bia hand, and
said he wanted 5125.50. She replied
tbat they did not owe him that much;
that it had been raining the last
month, and that, be owed 820 for
board, and $2 for. a gallon. of brandy.
He told her that he would not pay
for- board: Thereupon Mra Lintillao
referred tiiai to :her husband' tor ' a
settlement. He then raised bid gun
and tired. She fell at onoe, and' while
she lay on tbe ground he discharged
tbe second shot at his viotim. French
Aleck, who was working about fifty
yards away, hearing the woman's
screams, ran, - to her ■ assistance.
Cboalicb. after doing thin fiendish
deed, walked deliberately and leisure
ly away. He bad taken dinner tbat
day at Caiupauelli'a place, and tbe
weapon is .believed to have been ob
tained from there. .It was tound
afterwards ou the premises. Before
starting for JacksoD, be returned to
Campanelli's. and said lie badn't
discharged tbe gun for four daya,
although the weapon showed every
sign of having - been recently dis
ohaiged. it seems that be nbanged
tbe blue jumper tbat be wore for ■ bis
coat, and then set out for Jaokson,
reaching here shortly after five. At
first he went by tbe M. bl. church,
and sat down. Me threw away a
whiskey bottle, containing some fluid,
whether liquor 01 not is not known,
and then went to Sobroeder'a store
and purchased the Orange, in passing
up to tbe front of tbe court house,
he spoke to Limit in, saying, "Good
day," aa pleasantly aa possible.
After hearing tbe evidence, tbe jury
brought in the following verdict:
"I'bat tbe deceeased was named
Joseph Cboalich, a native of
Austria, aged about 42 years, tbat be
came to his death in the city of Jack
sou, on tbe 22d day of February,
1909, from tbe effects of a dose of
atryobniue poison, administered by
bis own band with suicidal intent."
Deoeased has been in this section for
tbe past six or seyen yours. He was
looked upon as not a man capable
of such a murderous attack, rattier
weak in ineutal capacity, but strictly
honest. He baa no relatives in this
country so far as known.
Mrs Liiiitillao's Condition.
Dr.'Endiuott, on reaching the Lin
tillao place, found tbe gunsbot wound
ot a' vory serious nature, lie deoided
to amputate the lett leg at once, and
this waa dove with tbe assistance of
Dr. Call, at a point between the knee
and ankle, it is probable that tbe
right foot will also have to be taken
off, hut thin waa deemed inadvisable
at that time. A few days muy elapse
Imforu thla second operation Is had.
Mrs Lintillao is considered lv a
critical oomJltinn. The shook and the
severe wounds way be more than her
constitution oau nithstaud. Hhu 18 a
bright, intelligent woman, and liked
by nil who knew hot-. Tbe eyuiputby
of tho entire community goes out to
wnrd her and her husband In this
Misa lilnkely, daughter of W. 11.
lilakoly, uf IJrytowu, who has re
cently (undiluted from the I'abiuln
hospital a.vi trained nurse, went up to
tho Lintillao ranch on Tuesday to
nur.se Mrs Liutillao.
Aa Honu iih possible, probnbly to
morruw, Mrs Lintillao will be
brought to the hospital to have tbe
amputation of the other foot per
formed, It was thought mlviHiililn'lo
havo tho putlout here, not only for
tho convenience of tbe county operat
ing room, hut also within easy dis
tance of the attending physician. At
last accounts she waa doing '.nicely,
with ijulh pulse aud temperature but,
a trifle above normal. Strong hopes
are entertained tbat she will survive.
Mrs Liutillac, who was. beside tho
MH.-iailiinl,, the only witness of the
shcjotiiiK, says that after the Hrst
shot, when she lay helpless on tho
ground, sue said to the shooter iv au
upbraiding way, "You should shoot
the other leg." Thereupon Choalich
raised his gun aud deliberately fired
the second time. liefore leaving the
spot he took the precaution to take
out the shell from one of the barrels
aud replace it with a loaded shell,
aud then walked away.
Mr Liutillao was baif a mile away
at tbe time. It ia thought tbat Chna
licb bad been hanging -about the
premises for some time, waiting until
satisfied tbat no one was about tbe
house beside Mrs Lintillao. ' Tbe
husband wes summoned aa quiokly as
possible, and as soon as he arrived
bandaged tbe limbs as best ba could
to staunob tbe llovr of blood as much
SHEEP MEN WIN
A BIG VICTORY.
Appellate Court Knocks out Lassen
County Tax on Sheep Grazing.
Tbe revenue pf Liassen county is
dealt a severe blow in the decision
handed down to-day by tbe district
court of appeal of tbe third appellate
district in granting; tbe writ "of habeas,
corpus .sought by L». L. McCoy, a
sheep-raiser of Ked bluff, who made!
a .test .case ot . the Lessen county
ordinance charging a license tax of 5
oents a huad on sheep and lambs
grazed in that county.
in closing the lengthy opinion, pre
siding justice Cbipman says: "The
ordinance la unreasonable and waa
adopted for the purpose of raising
revenue and was not intended to be,
and ia not, an ordinance adopted for
regula ion only, and is therefore
1 Tbe court also declares that license
taxes on lambs is burdensome, oppres
sive and unreasonable and, is a vio
lation of an act of tbe legislature of
February '2G, 1903.
' It is pointed out in the opinion
that the assessment roll of Lassen
county amounted to 8(5.000,000 last
year. Ibe general fund received
325,000 in taxes while the road fund
obtained about J21.000. Tbe license
on sheep witti an assessed valuation
of $500,000 amounts to more than
one-half of the general fund or road
fund derived from tbe property tax
with more than ten times tbe assessed
valuation of sheep, says the opinion.
Tbe appellate court decision is
looked upon as a victory for tbe
flbeep . men who have had trouble
with county hoards of supervisors
charging licenses for grazing sheep.
JLaat August McCoy permitted him
self to be arrested for violating tbe
county ordinanoe which imposed the
5-oon t head license on sheep and
lambs raised or grazed in the county.
He was released on 8100 bail and
immediately began testing tbe case,
finally appearing before the appellate
oonrt asking tor a writ of habeas
Tbe sheepman complain and tbe
appellate justioes agree with them,
tbat sheep are taxed a property tax
and grazing lloense in Lassen county
and a lioeuse again lv Plumas or
Modoo oouutieß, where they probubly
graze for a few months in tbe year.
If they go into tbe rational forest
reserve they are assessed a rental of 8
oents a head by tbe federal govern
ment. I'weuty-tive percent of this
latter charge is turned over to tbe
counties by the federal authorities,
half of wltiuh ia spent ou comity
roßda, which, it ia held, are damaged
by sheep traveling from one rauge to
another. Tbe justices declare tbat 95
per cent of the sheep pastured ami
taxed in Lasseu county must take
out a 1a 1 license tor only a few months'
stay lv the county aud this is not
just. -Hue Udo.
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Si WB WtorYntW Powder have been used )
m making bread, biscuit %
y| 'qffv-i'^^^ss^? and cake in this country, |
em jffifc an<^ ever y housekeeper \
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Argonaut.— Tbe meeting of stock
holders of tbe Argonaut Mining Com
pany, which has been postponed from
time to time, waa held at the office of
tbe company on Wednesday evening
last. The stockholders representing
the' controling interest, were present
from tbe outside, among thorn being
A. H. Carlyle, tbe president of tbe
Argonaut Consolidated, tbe holding
company of tho Argonaut, also Jesse
W. JLillienthal, E. A. Stent, and J.
11. Tarn of San Francisco, and John
Kaggio of Stockton.
Everything passed oft harmoniously,
without .the least friction. The
following board of direotors was
elected for tbe ensuing term : .. J. \V.
Lillientbal, E. A. Stent ot San Fran
cisco, John Raggio of Stockton, K. S.
Hainsford and H. F. Taylor of .Jack
sou.. The .board of directors-, after
wards organized by tbe election of J.
W. Lillientbal as president, 13. F.
Taylor, vice president; and K. V.
Zumbiel, secretary; K. S. Kaiusfurd,
superintendent. . The stockholders
from the outside arrived . from San
Francisco the same. evening, and de
parted the following morning.
Everything pointa to the harmonious
aud rapid development of tbe pro
perty from now on, and all were
pleased at tbe prospects ahead, as
well as tbe manner in which tbe mine
is working but to the dividend pay
ing stage again.
Central Eureka.— The repair ot tbe
shaft — or more properly speaking, the
reopening of tbe shaft— has reached
to within four hundred feet 'of the
bottom. Rapid headaway is being
made. The intenton of tbe company
is to develop tbe mine at greater
deptb, and they have every confidence
tbat it .will again respond in liberal
dividends. The stock is selling at
eight cents per share. Of course it
will require two assessments to get
the mine on a working basis, but
the stock is considered a good gamble
at tbe present marked price.
Kennedy. — it is pleasiug to note
the fact that at the 3150 level a fine
ore body exists both north and south
of tbe shaft, of large size, and all of
milling value, 'a portion of tbe ledge
being unusually rich. Tbe mine la,
according to current reports, yielding
up to tbe standard of bygone bonanza
days, and tbe outlook is as bright as
at any time in the past.
Tellurium.— At tbis mine near Pine
drove operations are being conducted
on a small scale, by W. li, Shaub and
others of San Franoisoo. it is re
ported tbat a roller quartz mill is be
ing mode in San Francisco to be
erected on this property.
Order of services at tbe Methodist
Episcopal church as follows: Sun
day school at "p.m., preaching ser
vices every Sunday to oommenoe at
11 a. m. and 7:' JO p. m., prayer meet
ing every Wedueeday at 7:110 p. 111.
Tbe public ia cordially invited to
atteud these services.
Kegular services will be held in St.
Aueuutiue's Kpiscopal church as
11 a. vi. — First and third Sunday
in each month.
7;'.!0 p. in.— Second and fourth Sun
day in each month.
Pionker Flouh always has been
and still is tne boat.
f>Uer Tlcaas.'ejc, printlrl n
the Lrdy*!" for loss>th,wyoi
ci\n buy. blank stock fw/else
Five Cents Per Copy.
National: Thursday— Alva R At
wood, I 1I 1 X Crum, Stockton; Hans
Nutrioh, San Francisco; A li Russell,
J S Linney, 11 O Willis, Sacramento.
Friday— X J X Manning, San Fran
cisco, R M Miller, Mail ells.
Saturday— b A Hensley, Electra;
C F Adams, VV S James, E E Thomp
son, San Francisco.
Sunday— J A French', Oakland; R
Steckel. Ham by Mine; Alfred Kow- '
land, New York; G L Tufts, Berke
ley; Miss Godfrey, Mr Tass, Mr Page,
Mr Wagonette, J O Cpnuell, Sap
Monday--P W Blazer, San Fran
cisco; W D Hoydston, Voloano; W
Speakman, li E Potter, Plymouth.
Tuesday — O L Price. Sacramento;
Chas Walton, Plymouth; James
Keith, San Andreas; L R Bpasley, H
U Perry, San Francisco; W H Sheets,
Stockton; V Oiaudelli, S Privitali.
Wednesday— O II Rogers, San Jose;
W H liulsoD and wife Electia; J .'W
Lillientbal, T H Young, Ali Carlyle,
San Francisco; E A Stent. New lork,
F 11- Shirley, Richmond; J Raggio,
J A Kasper, Stockton; C J Hempton,
J 11 Tarn, VV Alexander, R Paobeco,
J J Conual and wife, San Franoiso;
W A, Hempton, Denver; Henry Ar
Thursday — It lioog. San Franoisoo.
Olobe: Thursday— W L Rose, L L
Cuneo, Sutter Creek; Frank Stewart,
Oakland; J W Mitchell, Fresno; Geo
Pratt, San Franoisoo.
Friday— Chas. Show, Denver;' S,
Row, C D Shearer, San Facciaco.
Saturday — iiarnaby, San Francisco.
Sunday-Leo Willard, A C Fox;
Misa Muney, Mew York; Alfred Row
land; F M Page; Julien M Wagenet,
Monday— Mr Johnson, Slitter Creek;
Sam Ryley, San Franoisoo; A Toland,
Tuesday— W Joost, San Francisco;
J LCaseels, Slitter Creek; W li Pem
berton. Volcano; P S Westfall, Stock
ton; J A Manuel, Fred iiatten,
Wednesday — F 15 Joyce, Defender;
W Elippler, Sacramento; T Ferrari,
Pine (Jrove;J Hetfren, San Francisco.
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