REWARD! ... $500 for the Arrest and Conviction of Said Unknown Person Upon Said Charge. True Crime, Hiram W. - Issuer. Pingrey Johnson, Harrington "Harry" Chase - Murder Victim, 1866 - 1945, 1872 - 1912.

REWARD! ... $500 for the Arrest and Conviction of Said Unknown Person Upon Said Charge.

[Sacramento]: Printed at the State Printing Office, Friend Wm. Richardson, Superintendent, 1912. 1st Printing. Broadside, 25 lines of text. 13-11/16" x 9-5/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Fold-lines, with short splits at edge. Very Good. Item #49831

"Whereas, H. C. Pingrey, of Galt, in the County of Sacramento, was on the 3d day of November, nineteen hundred and twelve, murdered, under peculiarly atrocious circumstance, by an unkown person, and

Whereas, the said unknown person is still at large, although diligen effort has been made to apprehend him;

Now, Therefore, I, Hiriam W. Johnson, Governor of the State of California, do hereby offer a reward of Five Hundred Dollars"

Pingrey "came to California from Illinois with his brothers, Harlan, Albert, Charles and his mother Betsey Pingrey in 1907. Harry was killed in a saloon hold up that occurred in Galt, California while on a trip to the San Francisco Bay area delivering goods for his employer. The robber took a movement by Harry as confrontational and shot him. He died a few days later in a Sacramento hospital." [Find-a-Grave]

Scarce pre-WWI Californa wanted poster, at the time of cataloguing, we find one copy listed on OCLC: UC Berkeley.

Price: $375.00