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Mrs. Liutillac Shot, and Dangerously Wounded. Would-Be Murderer Takes the Poison Route. 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 brandy. 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 pocket knife. 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 Martin L.ubenko. 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 terrible ciilnrnlty. 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 aa possible. 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 void." 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 oorpua. '. 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. i lW$$L WOMi 1 Thousands of millions t !<i>rr?sf? Iv^^^/r' °^ cans °^ R°y a^ Baking J 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 \ \ *V. IH/ us^ n StS *t nas r esle d in perfect confi- | I Q — 7^ dence that her food would be light, I i sv/cet, and perfectly wholesome. Royal is a safe- | guard against the cheap alum powders which are * \ the greatest menacers to health of the present day. j BOYAL IS THE ONLY BAKING POWDER 1 I MADE FROM ROYAL GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR I MINING NOTES. 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. Church Notes. 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. EPISCOPAL. Kegular services will be held in St. Aueuutiue's Kpiscopal church as follows: 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. , Youcfttijryt'/mjfflfllft'adD f>Uer Tlcaas.'ejc, printlrl n the Lrdy*!" for loss>th,wyoi ci\n buy. blank stock fw/else where. "^^ TRY If. Five Cents Per Copy. Hotel Arrivals 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 Andreaa. 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