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tilt in the ledger.
Established October 27, 1855.
VXTM. G. BNYDKR,
onion in Marella Building, Court street.
Will practice In all the oourtaof the state, fe
T" AW T, IKMITAN
: Speclaltv— Commercial law and colec-
Credit attorney Stockton Retail Mer-
- chnn t's Association.
• Suit No 210, Savings & Loan Bank Bldg
ocl STOCKTON. CAL.
-|j^ E. BNDICOTT, M. D. ,
Phyglolan and Sargeoa
"Offlce: Webb building. All culls promptly
attended to at all times
T^VR. A. M. (JAM.
Thyiilclnn and Surgeon
Office In Marella building. Main Street
TV'- BLAKE FRANKLIN
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office Kay Building j 2 to 4 p. m.
Hours: j 7toB p. m.
JRosidence: 54 Water street. .
Telephone— Office, Black 243.
■ Residence. 241.
-|~\R. L. G. LYNCH „
Physician and Surgeon
>rp e ] Office, Main 26
'Residence, Main 27
Amador City. Cai.
T> F. WALKER, M. D.
Practice limited to diseases ot .
F,YE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT
t)fflce— ELK'S BUILDING,
. BTOCKTON. UA.L. lySl
Office Hours - Telephones
'9 to 12 A. m. - Office, Main 167
3.30 to 4.30 p, m. Residence Main, 107
BARTON J. POWELL, M. D. \
. Eye, Ear, Nose and. Throat . •■ /
Physicians Building ~ , Stockton. Calif;
Dr. Wm. ElTery Briggs ■
Dr. Geo. A. Briggs
EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT
Hours-9 to 12 a. m. 1005 X St.
. . 1.30 to 4 p. m. SACRAMENTO
r\B, JOHN A. DELUCOHI .
SUTTER CREEK, CAL.
Office Hours:— Prom 9 a m. to 5 p. to
T> ICHARD WEBB
United States Commissioner '
Will attend to Homestead and other filings;
taking of anal proofs and all other Land
Deeds and other legal documents drawn up.
-| AS. JAY WRIGHT
. AbHtract Ofllce .
Searcher or Records, Conveyancer, Ktc
Office— Spagnoli Building, Court House Square.
Archie S. Moore
Teacher of Harmony
Violin, Mandolin, Cornet and all brass
Instruments. Piano tuning a specialty
30 Stasal Aye, Jackson
Ist Sunday each month masses at 8
a. m. and 10 a. m. All other Sundays
mass will be held at 10 a. m.
REV. J. J. GLEESON
Preaching Sunday morning at 11 :00
Preaching Sunday evening 7 :30 p. m.
Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening
at 7 :30 p. m.
RfcJV. J. O. DUNCAN,
St. Augustines, Jackson Ist and 3rd
Sunday of the month service at 11 a.
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month,
services at 8 p. m.
Trinity, Sutter Creek, Ist and 3rd
Sunday of the month, services at 7 :30
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month,
services at 11 a. m.
JOHN E. SHEA,
"Generally delibituted for years.
Had sick headaches, lacked ambition,
was worn-out and all run-down. Bur-
dock Blood Bitters made me a well
woman,"— Mrs Chas. Freitoy, Moosup,
JACKSON. AMADOU COUNTY. GA-LIFOKNIA. FKIDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1010.
Local Happenings About
Bishop Moreland will hold services
in St. Augustine's Episcopal church on
Sunday evening, January 8. A large
audience is looked for to hear this dis
David Mattley, who had been visit
ing in Jackson for the past three
weeks with his mother, Mrs J. Mat
tley, returned to his place of employ
ment in San Francisco on Tuesday
Mrs Pearl Azbell of San Francisco,
formerly Miss Pearl Mattley of Jack
son, is here visiting relatives and
friends in this city.
Miss Albina Paramino of San Fran
cisco came up on Saturday last to
spend Christmas with her mother. '
J. B: Wilson. Dentist. Hours 9a.
m. to 5 p. m. Phone — OtUce, Main
75: residence, black 394: Jackson.
Mrs Jas. H. Laughton came home
from Sacramento last week, after an
absence of eight months in that city
under medical treatment.
Mr and Mrs Dave Brisco of this city
went to Stockton on Saturday./ last,
and spent Christmas in that city, as
the guests of relatives.
George Barker, who came here
from Alameda in order to spend
Christmas with his mother, returned
to that town this week. -■ ■■;
Mrs Fred Case, wife of the local
express agent and telegraph operator,
who has been confined to her bed for
the past few weeks, is up and about
again,, greatly improved. ; .
. Romald Mello, formerly of . this
city, but now residing at Sacramento,
is here spending his Christmaa vaca
tion with relatives.
Monday was observed as a holiday
by most of the Jackson merchants.
All public officers were also dosed on
account of the legal holiday which was
observed throughout the country.
The regular band concert will be
held on next Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock on the balcony of the Talion
building. The last concert was large
ly attended by many people from the
surrounding districts, as well as the
Jackson residents, and the program for
the coming Sunday is in every respect
equal to the last one rendered. Under
the present director, Archie S. Moore,
the band has developed into a splendid
musical organization, and its many en
gagements is a proof of its true worth
to the city. Following is the program
to be rendered :
1. "Wizard of the West," March,
C. E. Duble
2. "Magician," Gavotte,
Van L. Farrand
3. " American Beauties," Two Step,
T. J. St. Clair
4. "That Dreamy Waltz, "
■ • • - Kerry Mills
5. "Valley Flower," Intermezzo,
•_ - - Kerry Mills
6; "Sicilian Chimes," Reverie,
- -. Kerry Mills
"Kobin Hood," Select - R. de Koven
"Charlatau." March. - Sousa.
Finger Cut Off.
While shoving a loaded ore car
away from a chute in the 1500 foot
level of the Zeila mine on Monday
evening last, Herbert Griggs had a
finger on his right hand cut off.
Griggs had a firm grasp on the side
of the car. and was pushing it, never
noticing the lip of the chute extend
ing over the side of the car, when
before he was aware of danger, his
hand was caught, and the tip of the
finger cut off. The victim is doing"
nicely under the care of Dr. Gall. It
will be a couple of weeks before he
•"ill be able to resume work.
While picking sample rock in one of
the lower levels in the Kennedy mine,
of which place he is foreman. Alex
Rosa had a finger badly broken when
a large piece of quartz rock fell. strik
ing him on the hand. Dr. Call was
summoned, and after ! dressing ' the
wound, the patient resumed bis duties.
Coffman Habeas Corpus
In the superior court of the state of
Cailfornia, in and for the county of
In the matter of the application of
J. M. Coffman for a writ of habeas
The prisoner having been held in the
custody of the sheriff of this county,
upon an order made by a committing
magistrate holding him .to answer to
this court for the crime of an assault
with a deadly weapon with intent to
murder, and having sought his release
from custody upon the ground that
the evidence adduced upon. his exami
nation before such magistrate, and
which is attached to his petition ior
the writ, was insufficient to show pro
bable cause of his guilt of such crime
or ot any included within the informa
tion, was, after presentation : of
authorities and argument thereon, dis
charged from custody last evening,
and the court at that time having been
unable to file its reasons therefor,
owing to pressure of business, now
files its opinion upon the questions
involved in this application.
Briefly stated, such evidence shows
that one Manuel Lopez and John De
lucchi had a fight on the porch in front
of Coffman 'B place of business in
Amador City on the 29th day .of
August of this year. ■.■ ' A crowd
gathered, and during the disturbance
Coffman came out and ordered them
off the porch and returned inside.
The fight continued for a short '■ space
of time, when Delucchi retreated in
to the hotel of Coffman, Delucchi be
ing a boarder and roomer there,
whereupon Coffman handed Delucchi a
revolver and told him to go out in 'the
street and defend himself. No one
actually saw Coffman pass the revol
ver to Delucchi, but in an interview
with two peace officers on the evening
of the "day "of 'the trouble: CofFhiitfi*
upon being asked . what he knew
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When told that the only hopes for
saving her life depended upon an im
mediate operation. Mrs Michael Dabo
vich, who had been suffering with
strangulated hernia for several weeks,
told Dr. Endicott that she would take
the chances and flathy refused to con
sider the proposition of an operation,
and death relieved her of her pain on
Tuesday night. •
The patient had been receiving medi
cal attention from an outside physician
for a number of weeks, and as a last
resource, Dr. Endicoti was called ; in.
After diagnosing the case, an opera
tion was deemed the only possible
means ot saving the life, and the
patient was accordingly informed of
her actual condition. She, however,
as before stated, refused to have the
operation, and died in great pain.
Dr. Endicott has had absolute suc
cess in all of his hernia operations]
and stated that here was every reason
to believe that had his patient con
sented to undergo the operation her
chances of recovery would have been
While descending Peek's hill on
Tuesday morning last, . Henry D.
Emerson, a local reporter of the Dis
patch, slipped, and in falling threw
out his hands to save a hard bump. In
so doing, his left arm became twisted,
resulting in the fracture of a small
bone. Dr. Endicott dressed the in
jured arm and put it in splints.
New Official Terms
Next Monday at 12 o'clock noon, is
supposed to be the time when the new
official term for county and state
offices will commence. As New Year's
day falls on Sunday, and the legal
holiday is thereby thrown over till
Monday, we presume the' inauguration
of the new official term will go over
LOST.— On Monday, between Jack-
Bon and the Dremiul ranch, a lady's
gold watch, .with diamond set on out
side, also initials "J. :■ D." engraved
on outside of case. Finder will be re
warded on leaving the/same at Ledger
Drytown Murderer Gets
Last Tuesday was the day fixed by
the court for pronouncing sentence
upon Giacomo Sampo, who was con
victed last week of murder in the
second degree in the killing of Stefano
Pistoni in Drytown in November last.
The court room was filled with spec
Defendant's counsel, Spagnoli &
Spagnoli, made a motion for a hew
trial. Presenting a list of 17 errors
which they claimed had been made in
the trial of the case. The motion was
denied. The attorneys then asked for
an arrest of judgment in order to in
vestigate new evidence claimed to have
been discovered by them. This motion
was also denied.
D. B. Spagnoli then made an ap
peal for leniency. Judge Wood in a
sympathetic and deliberate manner
said : I have given this case my care
ful study. I have thoroughly reviewed
the evidence, and 1 positively believe
this man Giacomo Sampo is guilty of
the brutal murder with which he
stands convicted. I honestly believe
him to be guilty of causing the death
of Stefano Pistoni by beating him on
the head with a rock. As to leniency
because the pitiable condition in which
his wife and child are placed, I can
only say that it is the same in all
criminal cases where guilt is proven.
The innocent must suffer with the
Requesting the prisoner to stand up
the judge said :
"It is the sentence of the court that
you serve a term for the rest of your
natural life in the prison at Folson."
i The young wife of the convict, . with
*<ierbsbe clutched close to her breast,
fairly shook with suppressed sobs. ■ ■
Attorney for the defendant then en
terec a formal appeal to the higher
court, in which fifteen reasons are set
Judge Woods was interviewed after
the trial, and when asked why tne
maximum sentence was pronounced,
The evidence in the case seemed to
indicate that Sampo was a man of re
vengeful nature, and one who was
likely to commit muider, acting under
real or visionary grievances.
If he is that kind of a man, society
should be protected against him, and
he ought to be confined for life. On
the other hand, if he is not of a crimi
nal nature, his conduct while confined
in state's prison will disprove the
Under a life sentence he may be
paroled after serving eight years of
his term, while if he were sentenced
to imprisonment for 20 or 30 or 40
years, or for any definite number of
years, he would be compelled to serve
at least one-half of the term, before
an application for parole could be en
Satrpo's deliberate act of perjury,
in stating that he was not present at
the scene of the crime, prevented both
the court and the jury from a proper
inquiry of mitigating circumstances,
if any did exist.
T. J. Burrows is putting in meters
throughout the city in all places where
electric light or power is being used.
This move will be better for both the
company and customers. The consumer
will pay for what he gets, and the
company will charge for what is used.
Under the flat rate, there was neces
sarily some inequality.
The Greek parsonage is being en
larged so as to make ample quarters
for the new pastor and his family, who
will occupy them in the near future.
Rev. W. P. Kesherarorf, who comes
here from Sitka, Alaska, says he is
very much delighted with his new
charge, and claims that his outlook
in the new field is encouraging. The
clergyman's family are as yet in the
far : orth, but will come here as soon
as the rectory is in a habitable condi
The services in Jackson every second
week, are held on Saturday evening at
6 o'clock, Sunday morning at 10
o'clock, and Sunday night at 6 o'clock.
Andrew Barton Passed
Away Last Monday
After a short illness of pnenmonia,
Andrew Barton, a native of Monroe
ville, Ohio, passed to his long rest at
the home of his sister, Mrs Bradley,
on Water street, on Monday last. De
ceased was well known in this city,
where he has for many years been en
gaged in the milk business. He was
72 years of age, yet up to the time of
his sickness, was conducting his milk
route with the same regulariy and at
tention which his customers have al
ways received of him.
He was taken sick the fore part of
last week, but although complaining
of feeling bad, continued his business
route until Friday, on which day his
illness developed into pneumonia of
an alarming character. His attending
physician says there was every symp
tom of a recovery until Sunday, when
all hope had to be abandoned, and the
patient sank into the embrace of
Barton migrated to California in
1853, and was a pioneer in Amador
county. During the war of the rebel
lion he enlisted in California. regiment
and saw active service in tbe east.
He never married. He leaves to
mourn him one brother, John Barton,
and three sisters, Mrs Sarah Bradley,
Mrs Jane Penry, all of this city, and
Mrs N. C. Briggs, of Holhster, Cali
Funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon, and a large concourse of
friends attended. Excelsior parlor
No. 3 N. S. G. W., attended the
funeral in a body.
The pall bearers were: Harvey
Clark, George Kirkwood, Nat Wil
liams, Chas. Kelley, Thos. Ryan and
Buys Home in Jackson
Clarence Bradshaw, who has been
appointed as deputy sheriff of this
county, has purchased the home of
Charles Giovannoni on Stasal Aye.,
and moved into the same yesterday
morning. Bradshaw has been em
ployed as a ditch tender for many
years in Volcano district, where he
has made a host of warm friends, who
very much regret losing him as a
The Masquerade Ball
Great preparations are being made
for the grand masquerade ball to be
given by Ursula parlor of Native
Daughters in Love's hall to-morrow
night. Everything indicates a big
time and an. unequalified success. A
costumer has been here for several
days with costumes of every conceiv
able character, and they are for hire
at reasonable prices. The managers
desire to state that no one will be al
lowed on tbe floor before 11 o'clock
who is not in costume.
Thief Gets $27
After laying aside $27 for a rainy
day, intending to deposit the same in
the bank on the first of the year,
Lottie Miller was made the victim of
a theft, who took purse and all from
her room in the National hotel on
Miss Miller had saved $22 from her
earnings, and was given $5 as a
Christmas present, which she had
placed in the purse together with the
rest of her earnings, about noon. Go
ing for her purse a few moments later,
she found that some one had been
Will Go To Australia
L. J. Craddock will leave for Mcl
bourne, Australia, on Tuesday next,
where he will join his father, who is a
stock and bond broker. The popular
assistant of the Red Front store, will
leave many warm friends in Jackson,
who will wish him much success in
his new field.
Away on Business
Mm Camille Mites, who is in charge
of the Jackson real estate office, dur
ing th<a absence of her brother, Bert
McCoy, left for Stockton this morn
ing, where she is called to transact
Borne important business. She expects
to be absent several days.
\l*Ou£an«et your Billheads,'
I<tterLHc*aaß?eUJ., ptlnted at
the"Lcdger""Tor'tcß9 ibafi' you
can buy dI&THT" BIock for else
Five Cents Per Copy.
City Churches Celebrate
Holy Day With Im
The Christmas services in the Jack
son churches, were in keeping with
the great feast day. St. Patrick's
church was crowded to its capacity at
high mass, which was celebrated by
Rev. Father Gleason at 10 o'clock in
the morning. An augmented choir
rendered several charming Christmas
The services at the Methodist church
were conducted in the Sunday school
room in the morning, and in the even
ing, in the Odd Fellows building. Rev.
J. O. Duncan, used as his subject for
the evening discourse, "Jesus." He
demonstrated the importance of ac
cepting Christ as the savior of man
kind. A special choir rendered
St. Augustine's Episcopal church
had a banner Christmas. Services
were conducted in the evening by the
rector, Rev. Thos Shea, and the build
ing was fairiy packed. The special
music was well rendered and greatly
No services were conducted in the
Greek Catholic church, as the pastor
was obliged to hold services in Angels
Camp on Christmas day.
Have You Met Him?
Naturally a defeated candidate, is
sore over the blighting of his official
aspirations. So is the politician who
wakes up the morning after election
to find that things did not go his way.
This disappointment is manifested in
different ways, according to the tem
perament of the individual. Some
take it good raturedly, and bow with.-^
out outward manifestations oi titter
ness to the popular will. Others,
harbor the idea that the voters were
all abroad in their expressions of
choice at the ballot box. They hug
the delusion that the turning down of
themselves or their men was a blun
der, a sort of revolt against good
government, and lose no opportunity
of showing their irreconcilable spirit
in the effort to weaken the successful
ones. Sometimes this is done with
the view of their political future.
They start in at the beginning to build
up their broken fences and disrupted
hopes, by trying to tear down the
well-kept fences of their opponents.
As a rule, voters properly regard
show this kind of spirit, as a sure in
dication that no mistake was made in
the refusal to follow their leadership.
Citizens of Amador county should not
lend an ear to criticism of the acts of
officials prompted by motives of disap
pointed ambition. The blindest man
politically, is he who imagines he can
fool the people by such tactics.
Pleasant Social Held
Last evening a large assemblage of
friends gathered at the Methodist par
sonage, on Church street, this city, as
the gue3ts of the Rev. and Mrs. Dun
can. The social was held in honor of
their daughter, Miss V. C. Duncan,
who is spending the holiday season
with her parents.
A delightful program was rendered
consisting of music, readings and
At the conclusion of the program
delicious refreshments were served.
Fine Team of Horses
Sheriff-elect, John S. Davis, has
purchased a mate to his black horse,
and the team thus formed makes
about the handsomest pair of animals
in this district. They are young, and
have both speed and spirits, which are
very essential features in the make-up
of a good team. The horses are each
of about 1100 pounds in weight, and
were purchased in Xl Dorado.
Toe Badly Smashed
While attempting to lift a heavy
tank of gasoline from a wagon, at the
city stone crushing plant yesterday
afternoon. John Going had the big
toe on his left foot badly smashed.
The injured man was taken to the
office of Dr. Gall, and relieved of
much suffering when the injury was