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From: Betty Loose <>
Subject: Sac Bee June 20, 1891
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:07:27 -0800

The Saturday Bee
Sacramento, Cal., June 20, 1891

The Rev. J.A. Bruner Had Been in the Pulpit for Half a Century.
A telegram was received this morning from San Leandro, announcing the
death at that place of Rev. Joseph Asbury BRUNER, father of Hon. Elwood
BRUNER and A.J. BRUNER, of this city. He passed away at the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Charles WOODMAN.
The deceased was one of the oldest and best known ministers on the Pacific
Coast, and his voice has been heard from nearly every Methodist pulpit in
the state. He was a native of Virginia and had reached the ripe old age of
three score and ten years. His parents removed to Ohio in the early days,
and he was educated and became a minister of the gospel in that state. He
was married in Chillecorbe, Ohio, and his wife only preceded him to the
grave two years ago. Eight children were born to them: six sons and two
daughters. Five of the sons and one of the daughters are still living. Rev.
Mr. BRUNER and his family came to California in 18**, locating at Marysville
where he preached for a number of years. In 1863 and 1864 he occupied a
pulpit in Sacramento. He was a very talented man and one of the most
eloquent and forcible pulpit orators on California. He was always of a
genial nature, happiest when doing something to help others out of distress.
He always took an active interest in educational matters and graduated four
of his sons from the University of the Pacific.
At the last conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church the deceased
preached his semi-centennial sermon, and then retired from active life. He
was last located at West Berkeley. At the last session of the Legislature he
was elected Chaplain of the Senate, but owing to ill-health he was only able
to perform his duties for a short time. The cause of his death was dropsy of
the heart.
The funeral will take place in Sacramento on next Tuesday.

A Fine Programme Arranged for To-morrow Evening
C.A. NEALE, the accomplished leader of the First Artillery band, has
arranged an exceptionally fine musical programme for the open-air concert to
be given at the Plaza to-morrow evening. The seventh number will be an
adaptation by Mr. NEALE of "The Lover's Quarrel," introduced here by
Thatcher's minstrels, and which "caught on immensely."

George BERNHARD, of the El Dorado Saloon, 826 J street, has received the
privileges for the Turn Bezirk. In this the management was wise, for no one
will better look to the interest of the Lociety than Mr. Bernhard.

He Is Still in Jail and Had Been Drinking
Frank ALBRECHT, the demented merchant of Forest Hill, Placer county, of
whose wanderings with his two little boys there was an account in last
evening's Bee, is still in the county jail. The two boys have been put in
charge of a lady. The mother of Albrecht, accompanied by the Assessor of
Placer, arrived here this morning. The young man will be kept in confinement
until Monday, and if he is not all right by that time he will be examined by
the Commissioners of Lunacy.
It appears that Albrecht has been drinking heavily of late. He married a
woman who, it is said, is addicted to strong drink, and who rarely allows
herself to become sober, and he doubtless determined to keep up with the
pace set by his "better half." A physician who has examined Albrecht,
however, is doubtful whether he will regain his mental equilibrium by
getting the whisky out of his system.

A Fruitless Search of Highbinders In The Coolie Quarter.
Officer WILSON raided a notorious highbinders' roost in Chinatown last
night and searched a number of the Mongolian toughs for weapons. The hunt
proved unavailing, however, for the highbinders propensities are careful not
to carry weapons in these days unless when they have direct occasion to use
On Thursday night one of the gang met one of the fallen Chinese females,
the chattel of some fat coolie, and began to abuse her as savagely as the
Chinese vernacular would permit. When she retorted he drew a pistol and
blazed away a couple of times in the air, apparently to terrify her, and
then fled into one of the innumerable byways of that quarter.

A Well Known Woman Passes Away Early This Morning
Mrs. Margaret HARRIGAN died at her residence in the rear of Pioneer Hall at
1:30 o'clock this morning. The deceased was the wife of Thomas Harrigan, one
of the early comers to California and the owner at the time of his death,
1862, of what was then known as the Centerville race track, located a little
south of the County Hospital. He left his property to his wife who was
obliged to mortgage it. The mortgage was subsequently foreclosed. The loss
of the land seemed to prey on the mind of Mrs. Harrigan and she always
considered that she had been defrauded out of what was rightfully her
property. For years she has haunted the law courts and the offices of the
county officials and lawyers, and for a long time had standing
advertisements in various papers of the State, offering large sums to an
attorney who would restore the estate to her.
Mrs. Harrigan was a native of New York, aged 55 years, and leaves a son
and a daughter. The former is located in Suisun, and Miss Harrigan occupies
a position in the Postofficce in this city.
The funeral will take place from the Cathedral, to-morrow afternoon, at
3:30 o'clock.

Arrivals at the Capital Hotel, June 20th; Mrs. THESBY, Henry HIBB, Walnut
Grove; W.S. PLODIAN, San Francisco; J.H. MARTIN, Lu BLOOM, Miss Alice
WILSON, Miss Ethel WILSON, Woodland; Mrs. Kate SHERMAN, Sacramento; W.C.
WILSON, Woodland; J.E. CAMP, Brighton; B.F. HOLDEN, Napa; A.H. GRACEY, Chas.
SOMBOG, C.E. WOODOW, A. MOCK, San Francisco; J. CONNELL, City; Geo. W.
MITCHELL, New York; Wm. WAHL, Redwood City; J.H. DECZOR and wife, New York;
A.C. DANIELS, Marysville; C.H. HOPKINS, San Francisco; J.N. RIE and wife,
Dixon; S.M. WEAVER, wife and daughter, Woodland.
Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel, June 20th: A.L. BROWN, Red Bluff;
Frank KIMBALL, Chicago; F.P. TUTTLE, Auburn; C.S. PEARSON, San Francisco;
W.H. DAVIS, Marysville; Miss MILLER, Chico; J.R. MURRAY, Greenville; H.S.
J.E. YOUNG and wife, A. BUNSTER, San Francisco; J. SIMENTON, Chicago; W.S.
ALEXANDER, New York; C.B. PARKER, Modoc county; E.N. PERKINS, Kenton, O.;
Chas. W. BEDELL, Colusa; John H. HEGLER, San Francisco.

The excursion train for Colusa on Sunday - to attend the dedication of the
new convent school will leave at 6 A.M. and return about 5:30 P.M. The fare
for the round trip in $2.50.

Five Hundred Dollars Raised to Retain a Lawyer to Sue Out an Injunction
Against the City.
The people below town along the line of the drainage canal evidently do
not intend to tolerate the drainage canal any longer. They say that they see
no prospect of getting the city of Sacramento to do anything in the
direction of stopping the dumping of sewage into the canal, and they have
therefore come to the conclusion to see what the law will do protect them
against what they maintain is a grievous wrong.
A meeting was held recently by the owners of land affected by the canal to
consider what steps should be taken to compel an abatement of the nuisance.
It was finally concluded to take legal proceedings against the city. A
subscription list was prepared and Carl MUNGER appointed to secure
signatures. The meeting resolved to enter into an agreement with Judge J.W.
ARMSTRONG to represent the injured people and an agreement with the attorney
was prepared to begin proceedings at once.
MUNGER had no trouble in getting all the money needed and several
subscriptions of $100 each were made.
The attorney agrees on his part to
push the proceedings to a final conclusion, however far the city may see fit
to control the matter.
It certainly looks now as if the issue were fairly joined, and if the city
still refuses to care for the sewage without injury to people below the
city, who have rights, it will find itself engaged in a costly series of
The people who propose to prosecute this suit evidently mean business and
Sacramento might as well, apparently, make up its mind that the nuisance
complained of must be abated or else that the lawyers will be fronted a fine
opportunity to make a raid on the treasury.

Some large and luscious cherries grown in the garden of E. ELLIS, at Ninth
and Q streets, were sent to The Bee office, to-day.

She Gets Away With a Large Sum of Money
NEW YORK, June 20 - Until last Monday Samuel BURBANK, one of the wealthiest
merchants of Hempstead, L.I., had remained a bachelor. That day he married
Lottie OXFORD, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Harry OXFORD, an insurance
broker of Brooklyn.
Oxford had asked BURBANK for the loan of $5,000 to buy a house. Burbank
declined, but said he would give him $10,000 if he made Lottie marry him.
Oxford took time to think the staggering proposition over, and in a few days
said that the girl would marry Burbank if the $10,000 was forthcoming.
Burbank then formally proposed to the girl, was accepted, and on Monday
married. After the marriage Lottie refused point blank to go home with her
husband, and he left without the wife or the $10,000.
Later he brought suit, charging Oxford and his daughter with conspiracy to
rob him of $10,000, and now Oxford has brought suit against him for slander.

A Burglar Confesses That He Committed a Murder
WICHITA (Kas.), June 20 - The mystery surrounding the murder of Christopher
HELM, a wealthy cattleman whose body was found on the Cherokee strip,
riddled with bullets, has been dispelled. A burglar who was fatally shot at
Cherokee, Texas, confessed that he and a man named Ben SCOTT killed HELM and
robbed his body of a large sum of money. It is said the authorities have
Scott located.

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