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November 26, 2014 The Julian News 9 r" We have our own private parking lot behind the office entrance off 'C' Str.eet ORNER WWW. AIN & lan- ro er TREET P.O. Box 1000 Julian, CA 92036 CA BRE Lic #00859374 very special property which has not been offered for sale before! SPACIOUS HOME NOT FAR FROM TOWN Nice large two-story home was built in 2003, It is over 2900 square feet, three bedrooms - master bedrooms on both floors plus another bedroom, and 3.5 baths, bonus/office room. On a nice comer half acre lot. Granite counter tops in kitchen, laundry room, tile and carpet throughout. Large deck with nice views. Priced Right at $460,000 SPECTACULAR VIEWS The expansive view is absolutely fantastic from this lovely home on 34 acres high on a hill. It is very private but not far from historic downtown Julian. The house has an open floor plan with adjoining living room, dining area, kitchen and family room. VERY NICE HOME IN "TOWN" - PRIVATE SETTING There are 3 bedrooms and 2 spectacular rock fireplaces. The 100 foot long deck is great Just two blocks off main street,an easy walk to stores, restaurants, library, schools and most everywhere in town. Located on a (almost half acre) comer lot with large trees and landscaping. for outdoor living and allows for even more view enjoyment particularly on a clear Fireplace in the living roon, separate dining room, great kitchen with breakfast area, three bedrooms, day - all the way to Catalina Island, San Clemente Islands and the ocean, double garage and additional parking area, secluded back yard with some spectacular sunset views. Priced at $785,000 ][i Priced at $415'000 Rose Steadman, Broker/Owner email: CA BRE Lic #00859374 Kirby Winn, Realtor Associate email: CA BRE Lic #00326128 Tattered Tidbits No. 42 Julian's Parade Of Zombies by Albert Simonson Some people believe that the election of 2000 was the most blatantly crooked ever, that it was an unprecedented fraud resulting in ongoing suffering and slaughter in the Middle East, a wacky phobia for phantom WMD's, great harm to servicemen, torture, deficits, a humongous economic collapse- you name it. That goes too far. It was in fact precedented by an 1875 election right here in our Julian. Ours was a splendid example of overt vote tweaking, but without furtive reprogramming of voting machines or skulking Supreme Court judges in surreptitious confabs. Ours was a bold tweaking which was paraded up our main street by the bright light of day, by unsung miners whose names are sadly lost to us. The election of county sheriff was hanging in the balance, and Julian City had grown to rival San Diego politically. Candidate "Big Jim" McCoy was a former Cuyamaca sheepherder who had served as County sheriff and state senator. Just Google him up and see. Jim served as San Diego's "unemployment office." If you were an unemployed or drunk Indian, you could expect to feel his revolver nuzzling your head and hear his resonant voice informing you in fluent Spanish (tinged with Irish brogue) of your right to be auctioned off as temporary forced labor for about fifty dollars. Jim did not single out Indians for abuse. Once he allegedly "manacled and did beat, wound and ill treat" gringo ranchero Cave Couts. Couts was an Army veteran and notorious Indian snatcher. Seeing him well beaten probably inspired many an Indian pagan to embrace the Christian vision of a benevolent and just god. You can visit the Couts Rancho Guajome next to a great tractor museum near Vista. There you can learn all about his murders A "Big Jim" McCoy, a Julian Politician and jury-rigging, floggings of: laborers, and, worse than that, filings of nuisance lawsuits. Big Jim was a husky six footer while Couts was a mouthy scuzz who had it coming: Still, no man is totally without virtue and it must be Said in fairness that Couts was smart enough to marry into the wealthy Bandini family and retire from the army as a gentleman ranchero, gambling parlor owner and all around wheeler'dealer The rancho was a thoughtful wedding present, adding a warm glow to the domestic delights of his wedding night. Big Jim had a tidier resum& As an army express rider, he and fourteen men at the Jacumba Spring mail fort fought'off 500 Jacum Indian attackers. You had to be a fast reloader to deliver mail back in the 50's. It is not impossible that this fighting Irishman embellished the story, but the spring is verifiably still there in town. Thereafter, prudent riders went through Cuyamaca or Santa Ysabel. As a five-term sheriff and also senator, Big Jim should have been a shoo-in for sheriff. As it was, all'the Julian saloons save one were supporting Julian miner Joseph Coyne. Jim campaigned hard in Julian, but things turned against him after he returned to San Diego to vote. Republicans took over the holdout saloon and poured free liquor for left-leaning miners. With each glass, their political r leanings leaned more to the right. Journalist Jasper reported, "McCoy supporters were lined up at the bar and boozed up until they were past navigating. Then they Were hustled out to Drury Bailey's barn and a trusty guard put over them. "When they woke up the next morning they were spitting cotton. They were given a Coyne ballot, marched up to the polls and told to vote it befor6 they could get a drink or breakfast." He couldn't print that if it wasn't true. Coyne won, 915 to 657, The miners of Julian had made election history. My friend, descendent Richard Bailey, doubts that Drury even knew about the sequestered voters in his barn. Bailey was a Democrat himself, like McCoy, though not. necessarily like Democrats of today. The "scene of the crime" was probably the now-vacant lot at our main crossroads where a large barn is seen in an early photograph. You may feel that election seems as seamy as it was unseemly, but it was not the last election that Coyne was accused of fixing. He learned his winning I # ,me al 24 Hour Emergency Service rAI OPANE J" B GASCheck.I tWJCOUNCtt Under New Management ways right here with the Julian cold nights with Cuyamaca saloon lobby. What super PAC sheep. paid for the booze? Like today, He had come a long way since there was no disclosure, he first withdrew to Cuyamaca to Big Jim built a big house in Old recover from stab wounds at the Town in 1869. It was recently Jolly Boy in Old Town. It seems reconstructed by the state park those stabbings made him a and you can see good historic better person. But he should displays inside: have been more chummy with It's a big house, because he the saloon lobby. liked to have guests, including Here in Julian's glory days, old buddies from the back our miners stumbled out Bailey's country he knew so well. He was barn door, blinked in the bright disappointed that many chose to morning sun, clasped their ballot sleep sprawled al fresco around lists dutifully, and were marched the porch, in a sort of reverse Julian Parade His guestS were not snooty,of Zombies up to the polling Many had been Cuyamaca place. Try to picture it next time sheepherders like himself, used you're at the bank. to fresh air. In that long-ago morning, He achieved great distinction in this place, democracy was by at last abjuring too muchstrong marching on (albeit unsteadily), drink, becoming one of only two pointing the way to novel forms men in San Diego to do so. The of vote adjustment that our nation otherwas the disgustingly decent would perfect to a degree which Ephraim Morse, who was briefly astonishes the world. a Julian businessman and whose It creates a stability where even perky schoolmarm wife Mary a Congress with the approval wrote the first tourist review of ratings of rodents can cheerfully Julian in 1870. She Ioyed it here. expect re-election. For Big Jim, abstinence was a Our country is not what it used truly awesome achievement after to be, they say, and perhaps it having lived as a County Antrim never really was. Still, our world distillery worker, Indian fighter, . continues to spin and wobble on lawman and survivor of lonely, its merry way.