San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) 12 Mar 1896, page 4

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San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) 12 Mar 1896, page 4 - SONOMA COUNnNTERSTD A PETALVMA POLITICIAN...
SONOMA COUNnNTERSTD A PETALVMA POLITICIAN BEFORE A JURY - Charged With Assanlt to Inrdei Mrterr Sarronnds the Case - SDecul DUMtch to the Chronicle QAVTAPnsi March 11 The sensa - tf tlonal case of the - peoplr vs - Harry Maynard is on trial in Judge - Dough - w - 4 ITirt eriy s cuuri uciuie ajuij a o all hall from Petaluma and the court room was crowded all day during the proceedings Maynard ls - Ceo the Democratic leaders In Petaluma Winnie Winnie Gossage and he have alwaysf been friends According to the testimony brought out at the preliminary hearing and at the trial Maynard got Qossage to ac company him to the Fair ranch on the night of December 12th telling nun mat he was going there to take some eye medicine to a man named Phelps On the way they stopped at a saloon con ducted by a man named comns ine three got into a quarrel out all started from the saloon to the Fair ranch together together The quarrel was resximid n the way and Collins becoming alarmed jumped out of the buggy and ran away After going to the Fair ranch Maynard Maynard and Gossage started back When they came to the gate Gossage got out and when he started to get In again received a rifle shot in one - shoulder Maynard drove home and Gossage was found in a barn near theSceneof the shooting the next day almost dead from loss of blood He recovered but neither party would say anything about the tragedy for a time Maynard was finally charged with - the snooting and the trial is on the charge ot assault with intent to commit murder The nensational phase of tHe case comes in with the theory of the prose - 1 cutlon Maynard It is claimed had a - deadly hatred to couras ana it is eiaimed that he shot af Gossage In the hope of making it appear that Collins had committed the deed and thus casting casting suspicion upon him Gossage noticing noticing that Maynard had a rifle in the buggy with him when he started asked him what he was going to do - with It and he says Maynard told him he was taking it along to get eveni witb a fel low who tied a rope across tne1 road one night Owing to the prominence of all the parties tne trial is creating unusual Interest in Sonoma county

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