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The week of July 9

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INDIAN TROUBLE — Three generations of the Chukchansi tribe of Indians were spectators in Judge Conley’s court this morning, where the trial of Sam Patch, on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder, was in progress. Patch is accused of having on April 7, shot Chicago Dick in the face with a 38- caliber Johnson revolver, as the Indians were on the road from Raymond to Coarsegold.

SLOTS MUST GO — Constable Lewis today served notice on the saloon keepers who have slot machines paying money that they are in violation of the law and that they must get rid of the machines or he will bring criminal proceedings against them. The machines which pay merchandise are not mentioned in the notice as there is a doubt as to whether or not they are illegal machines.

THE TAYLOR CASE — The second trial of the case of the people against George Taylor, charged with disturbing a school, began this morning in Justice of the Peace Barcroft’s court. The work of getting a jury dragged along, with not a single man being sworn in to try the case up to the noon recess. The attorneys are using great care to select a jury without an opinion regarding rules established at school.

PASSED CONFEDERATE BILLS — A stranger was about town yesterday passing Confederate bills and getting good money in exchange. He went into George Hope’s store early in the afternoon, bought a nickel’s worth of collar buttons and gave a $2 Confederate bill in payment. Mr. Hope was examining the bill, when the stranger left. Later he returned, made a 20 cent purchase and gave a Confederate $5 bill in payment...


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