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OLDEST PAPER LARGEST CIRCULATION It Fay! the Bailneit Man to Adver tilt in the ledger. Established October 27, 1855. VXTM. G. BNYDKR, Attnrnpy-Ht-I.Hw, JACKSON, CAL. onion in Marella Building, Court street. Will practice In all the oourtaof the state, fe T" AW T, IKMITAN Attorney-at-l.aw „ : Speclaltv— Commercial law and colec- "tlons. Credit attorney Stockton Retail Mer- - chnn t's Association. • Suit No 210, Savings & Loan Bank Bldg ocl STOCKTON. CAL. ' DOCTORS. -|j^ E. BNDICOTT, M. D. , Phyglolan and Sargeoa Jackson, Ual. "Offlce: Webb building. All culls promptly attended to at all times T^VR. A. M. (JAM. Thyiilclnn and Surgeon JACKSON, OAL 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 DENTISTS. r\B, JOHN A. DELUCOHI . — —DENTIST SUTTER CREEK, CAL. Office Hours:— Prom 9 a m. to 5 p. to T> ICHARD WEBB United States Commissioner ' "JACKSON CAL. Will attend to Homestead and other filings; taking of anal proofs and all other Land Business. Deeds and other legal documents drawn up. -| AS. JAY WRIGHT . AbHtract Ofllce . Searcher or Records, Conveyancer, Ktc JACKSON. CAL. 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 Church Services CATHOLIC 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 Pastor. METHODIST Preaching Sunday morning at 11 :00 a. m. Preaching Sunday evening 7 :30 p. m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7 :30 p. m. RfcJV. J. O. DUNCAN, Pastor, EPISCOPAL St. Augustines, Jackson Ist and 3rd Sunday of the month service at 11 a. m. 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 p. in. 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, services at 11 a. m. JOHN E. SHEA, ; Rector "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, Conn. Amador Ledger. JACKSON. AMADOU COUNTY. GA-LIFOKNIA. FKIDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1010. JACKSON CITY ITEMS Local Happenings About Amador's County 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 tinguished clergyman. 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 last. 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. Band Program 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. Foreman Injured 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. COURT DECISION Coffman Habeas Corpus In the superior court of the state of Cailfornia, in and for the county of Amador. In the matter of the application of J. M. Coffman for a writ of habeas corpus. 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 Continued on Page 8 Prefered Death, To Operation 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 excellent. Arm Broken- 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 Commence Monday 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 until Tuesday. 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 office. SAMPO GETS LIFE SENTENCE Drytown Murderer Gets Maximum Penalty For Crime 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 tators. 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 guilty. 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 forth. - Judge Woods was interviewed after the trial, and when asked why tne maximum sentence was pronounced, said : 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 fact. 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 tertained. ■ 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. Installing Meters 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. Repairing Parsonage 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 tion. . 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. PIONEER BURIED 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 death. 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 fornia. 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 Wm. Snyder. New Deputy-Sheriff 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 neighbor. 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 Christmas day. 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 there before. 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 where. TRY IT. Five Cents Per Copy. CHRISTMAS SERVICES City Churches Celebrate Holy Day With Im pressive Programs 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 seletions. 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 Christmas music- 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 enjoyed. 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 recitations. 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 dressed.