John C. Bunner Jr. Body Found

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John C. Bunner Jr. Body Found - MARCH 10 1902 JOHN BURS BODY IS FOUND...
MARCH 10 1902 JOHN BURS BODY IS FOUND Identified as That of the San Franciscan Drowned a Year Ago IT IS IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF PRESERVATION RECEXT FLOODS HAD LOOSEXEU IT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SACRAMENTO 5 lory Thai the Civil Engineer anal Politician Had n Bis Som of Money on Hln Person Disproved Speclil Dispatch to the Chronlcl SACRAMENTO March 9 The body of John Bunner a well - known civil engineer of San Francisco and a politician politician and lobbyist of seme distinction lies In the Morgue in this city pending Instructions from relatives as to its final disposition The body was found near Trasks landing laft Friday and brought to this city this morning by Coroner McMullen The identification of the remains is complete Deputy State - Surveyor - Oeneral Frank E Wright Eugene E Mixwell John Higgins and othei attaches attaches and employes of the Capitol and State printing office who knew Bunner well Identify the body as that of Bunner Bunner who w - as drowned in the Sacramento Sacramento river on the night of February 24 1901 Ill a vest pocket was a jrold watch bearing the engraved inscription M to J B November 1 1393 In a pocke of the coat was found an envelope addressed addressed J C B and a telegram directed directed to the same initials caie of the Surveyor - General Sacramento Ther was also puree containing 3 The Identification Is made not onj by the clothing and effects of thp deceased deceased bu to a great extent by he dead man features marvelous as tnlF may teem Notwithstanding the fact that the body had been in the watei ever a year it Is in a remarkable statf cf preservation The theoiy is that the bedy drifted - n a sand barfhortly after the diownlngor was caught upen a snag and being held Stmly the silt and slickens in the rl er graduallv cov - ered it fcrestalling In a measure the usual procrs of deray The lite floods which made the Sacramento a twift - running stream caured the body to be released the theorists say At the time Bunner was drowrcd j durinr the lat eeMon of the Iegisia ture the itatement was mde that he hd VOO which was faid to be a portion portion of a corruption furd placed in hi care to defeat the legislation aimed at the nikel - ln - the - stot machlres Mtr - tin Kelly the San Francisco politician rand others who were cloe to Burner stated to Coroner McMullen the ni - rht he was drowned that he could not hive hid above JfO in his poesion When the body was recovered 43 was found upon it Pororer McMullen wired Martin Kelly Kelly cf the flndng of Bunners body and Kelly telesrraohed that he would inform Bunners brrr in San Franrsco It w as expected tiiat Bunner would arrive hero to - nightto clnm the body but he failed to do so The rerranSjWill be held here awaiting instructions from relatives Runner w ho was the Democratic candidate candidate for Courty Surveyor in 1900 was on his way to Sacramento in the interest interest of certain timber land legislation when he met his death The train on which he was a passenger came to a I stop on the drawbridge that spans the river at Sacramento and Bunner think - Ing the train had reached its destine tlon stepned from the platform ani fell into the river He was seen floating floating down stream ard several boats started after hm but without success Thie week latersome men who were dragging the river brought up a fragment fragment of clothng that was Identified a a portion of the clothes worn by Run ner but they failed to find wie body

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle10 Mar 1902, MonPage 3

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)10 Mar 1902, MonPage 3
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