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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 86.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE
Los Angeles Women Are
Accused of Being
THE PROOF IS STRONG.
Mercenary Motives Alleged to
Have Prompted Them in
INCENDIARISM AT SALINAS.
Systematic Attempts to Burn the
Town Believed to Be the .
Work of One Person.
LosT Axgei.es, March s.— Two women
were brought in from Pico Heights this
morning and arraigned before Justice
Young on a charge of arson.
For several years past mysterious fires
have broken out in the Pico Heights dis
trict, which is a suburb of this city. A
little over a year ago ex-County Recorder
John Francis was arrested on a like
charge, but he-was able to prove at the
trial that he was not the incendiary who
was operating in the neighborhood. Now
Mrs. Amelia Piatt and Mrs. Knox, her
sister, are in custody under a charge sworn
to by Minnie Dunham.
The houses of both the defendants were
burned down not long since, and Minnie
Dunham accuses the women of destroying
their own property for the purpose of get
ting the insurance money. Mrs. Knox's
children went away some time ago, saying
they were guided by spirits, and they
feared that some one would set fire to the
it is said that just before the fires oc
curred a dray came to the women's houses
and hauled the furniture away. The offi
cers believe that they have a good case
against the defendants.
IXCEXItIARISM AT SALIX'AS.
Systematic Attempts of a Firebug to De
stroy the Toxm.
Salinas, Cal., March s.— Salinas has, no
doubt, suffered more loss by incendiarism
in the last year than any other town of the
game size in California. Of the twenty or
. so fires in the last year every one has been
set in the same manner, and all between
the hours of 8:30 and 9 o'clock in the even
ing, indicating it was the work of the one
Last ev ning the record was broken, for
no sooner was the first fire, that in a barn
containing tons of hay, under control,
when a <-••; on.i hay-barn, half a block
away from the one burning, was fired.
Both barns were located in a district where
there are many dwelling-houses, and some
of them ignited, but the flames were
promptly extinguished. The loss was
almost entirely confined to the two large
hay-barns. But for the prompt work of
the fire department a serious conflagration
would have ensued. The total loss will
amount to about $4000.
ALASKA IiOUXDARX DISPUTE.
Seattle's Chamber of Commerce Taking a
Stand Against England's Claims.
Seattle, Wash., March s.— The Chamber
of Commerce has appointed a committee
to investigate the question of the boundary
between Alaska and British Columbia, and
to arouse public opinion to the importance
of -maintaining American rights in this
The question is to he considered by an
international commission this year, and as
ii preliminary step surveys have been made
by parties from both countries, but the
British show much more thoroughness
and activity in this matter than the Ameri
cans, and in order to secure possession of
the Yukon mines, are now preparing to
build' a road over the Taku Pass to the
head waters of the Yukon. "*-
The principal controversy hinges on the
interpretation of the treaty locating the
boundary ten marine leagues from the
shore. England contends that this line
should not follow the inlets, America that
it should. If England's contention pre
vails, Juneau and the best harbors will be
in her territory. Hence the agitation
here, where the largest business with
Alaska is done and where the Alaska
steamers start. All chambers of commerce
on the coast will be asked to co-operate.
A SAX JOSE CHURCH SUIT EXDS,
German Lutheran Congregation to Have
a Deed for Its Property.
San Jose, March 5.— stipulation was
filed yesterday dismissing the 'suit
of the German Lutheran Evangelical
Immanuel Church of this city against Au
gust Buehren. :•.'_?_s
uuehren owns the church edifice and the
property on which it stands. He purchased
it with the understanding that the congre
gation would pay him certain specified in
stallments, and on the payment of the last
of these he was to execute a deed to them
for the property. Before the last
payment was due the congregation became
dissatisfied with Pastor Braunwarth, who
is Buehren's father-in-law, and ejected
him. They then tendered Buehren tho
balance due him, but he refused to accept it.
A suit was commenced to force him to
accept the balance due and execute a deed
according to the agreement. Buehren now
agrees to make the deed as sued for, and
hence the action is dismissed.
COXSTITUTIOXAL COX VEXTIOX.
Utah's Delegates Xotr in. Session in. Salt
Salt Lake, Utah, March s.— The com
mittee on credentials appointed by the
constitutional convention yesterday made
a report to the convention this morning
declaring that affidavits had been filed
with them tending to show that the five
delegates from the Third Salt Lake Dis
trict who had not received certificates had
been elgcted. The report was submitted
without recommendation. . • •" '•
A.K.Horn moved to refer the report
back to the committee with instructions to
ascertain the qualifications of the mem
bers-elect. This motion brought on a
lengthy debate, as Apostle John Henry
Smith, who was still out of the convention,
is a strong favorite of the Republican ma
jority for president of the convention, and
The San Francisco Call.
an effort is being made to keep the ques
tion back until the permanent organiza
tion is made.
The motion was carried — to 37. .
. Shortly after the Credentials Committee
reported to the convention that they had
examined the evidence in the Third Pre
cinct cases and that they following-named
delegates were entitled to seats: George
W. Emery, W. B. Preston, John Henry
Smith, A. Kimball and A. H. Raleigh,
three of whom are Democrats and two Re
publicans. The report was adopted and
the additional members were sworn in.
Adjournment was then taken to 10:30 to
The Republican members held a caucus
this afternoon and agreed upon the follow
ing permanent officers of the convention :
President, John Henry Smith of Salt Lake
County ; secretary, R. C. Christiansen of
Toole County; sergeant-at-arms, R. C.
Lawson of San Pete County.
WILL TORTURE a TRAITOR.
Oklahoma Indians Violently I'roiast
Against Paying Taxes. zf-
Wichita, Kans., March 5. — special to
the Eagle from Perkins. 0. T., says: The
lowa Indians in this country are in a state
of great excitement and are talking of
taking summary and violent means to do
away with one of their number, John
Amble, who lives five miles southeast of
The authorities recently decided to tax
the property of all the Indians, who at
once prepared to resist and an agreement
was made among the members of the tribe
not to allow any valuations to be made.
Last Saturday John Amble broke this
agreement and the Indians, it is reported,
are going to deal with him as a traitor
after the Indian fashion — torture.
Head Chief Big Head and Second Head
Chief Tohee have appealed to the United
States attorney at Guthrie for his advice,
and it is said he advised the Indians to get
out injunctions against being taxed.
LOS AX ELKS RATE WAR EXIJS.
The Santa Ec Will Restore Its Schedule to
the Old Basis.
Los Angeles, March s.— The rate war in
augurated by the Santa Fe Company has
come to a sudden close. The announce
ment was made to-day that on the 14th
inst. the reduction of $2 50 made a few
days ago on second-class fare to the East
would again be added to the rate, restoring
matters to the old basis. Officials of the
Santa Fe Company state that they have
received assurances that the rates will be
maintained by other roads, and with that
understanding they go back to the former
schedule. ; *
LOS AXGELES' CIRCUIT -JUDGE.
Erskine M. Ross Receives Ills Commis
sion and Assumes His Office.
Los Angeles, March s.— Judge Erskine
M. Ross received his commission as United
States Circuit Judge of the Ninth Circuit
from Washington this morning. Upon the
receipt of his commission the Judge went
before Commissioner Van Dyke and took
the oath of office. A short while after
ward he entered the courtroom and Crier
Domingues called for order. Several mo
tions and ex parte matters were attended
to and then an adjournment was taken. !
SEATTLE ELEVATOR MISHAP.
A Passenger Tries to Jump
From the Cage and Is
His Dead Body Plunges Down
the Shaft Through Four
Seattle, Wash., March s.— M. N.Nelson,
postmaster at Peabold, Kitsap County, was
killed to-night by an accident in an eleva
tor in the Pioneer building in this city.
Shortly after 6 o'clock to-night Nelson
was seated in the elevator talking to Lewis
Thompson, the elevator man, at the door
of the fourth floor.
Thompson stepped out to light the gas
in the hall. The elevator started to drop,
and Nelson seized the lever and attempted
to stop it. The elevator sho^ upward, and
Nelson, becoming' excited, tried to jump
out. He was caught between the floor of
the elevator and the top of the door and
his neck was broken.
A young girl, a friend of Nelson, who
was in the elevator at the time, was told
by the elevator man to grasp the lever and
slowly lower the elevator. She, too, lost
her head and let the elevator drop with
great rapidity. Nelson's body, which was
hanging half out of the elevator, dropped
outside, and the door on the fourth floor
being open, it pitched headlong down the
shaft. The body was badly mangled.
Nelson was a widower. ■
VALLEJO MAS OX lit IV G.
Treasurer Rertoscky of Xaval Lodge
- Vallejo, March 5.— A. B. Bertoscky, one
of the oldest residents and treasurer of
Naval Lodge, F. and A. M., has been miss
ing since Thursday. No trace of him can
be found. He left home hurriedly and
without reason. As far as known, his
financial accounts are correct, although an
effort is being made to keep the real facts
A visit to his home throws no light on
It is supposed that heavy financial calls
made on him met him unprepared, and
that worrimcnt over the same caused dis
traction of mind.
Bertoscky is regarded in this community
as an upright and honest man, and while
the belief does not exist that there is a
shortage in his accounts, his disappearance
is not explained. It is known that he had
considerable real estate in San Diego, and
not being able to realize on the same, he evi
dently became disheartened. His friends
say he will turn up all right. His books in
the lodge are being experted. ■ >
RED BLUE I MURDER CASE.
Manuel Raposa Held for Trial, for the
v Alleged Killing of P. O. Rice.
Red Bluff, March s.— Manuel Raposa, a
young Portuguese, was to-day held by Jus
tice of the Peace Gill to answer to the
charge of murder before the Superior
Court, without bonds.
Raposa had been arrested on the charge
of killing P. 0. Rice, who was found dead
in the yard back of his residence on the.
night of February 23. The case has been
shrouded in much mystery, but the evi
dence given at the' preliminary examina
tion, while all circumstantial, was con
sidered by the 7 committing magistrate
strong enough in some points to warrant
him in holding Raposa for trial. . \. -■';*
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SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1895.
GOAT ISLAND CESSION.
Senators Have a Tilt
Over the Memorial
A REVISED RESOLUTION.
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It Asks for the Property for
Terminal Purposes for
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THE EAST STREET BRIDGE.
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All Four of the Bills Relating- to the
Improvement Pass ln the
Sacramento, March '5. — There was a
spirited debate this afternoon over Senator
Langford 's resolution memorializing Con
gress to cede Goat Island to the State of
California. The first paragraph of the
resolution following the preamble origi
nally read as follows:
Resolved. By the Senate, the Assembly con
curring, that our Senators in Congress be in
structed and our Representatives requested to
PROPOSED PASSENGER BRIDGE ACROSS EAST STREET TO THE
NEW PERRY DEPOT.
urge the Congress of the United States to cede
to the State of California the said island of
Yerba Buena, commonly known Goat Island,
situate in the buy of *J*an Francisco, .lobe used
by said State and ! its' grantees jor assignees for- j
ever, solely for general railroad terminal pur
Senator Earl drafted this anew, and
Senator Langford introduced the revised
text as a substitute. It reads as follows:
Resolved, By the Senate, the Assembly con
curring, that our Senators in Congress be in
structed and our Representatives requested to
urge the Congress of the United States to cede
to the State of California, subject to all military
and naval purposes of the United States, the
said island of Yerba Buena, in the bay of San
Francisco, commonly known as Goat Island,
-to be held by said State as an irrevocable trust,
and without power of sale or transfer, and to
be used by said State solely and only for ter
minal purposes for all railroads on equal
Burke opposed the substitute resolution,
attacking it bitterly as a Southern Pacific
scheme. "There is to be a competing rail
road," said Langford. "The people have
put their hands in their pockets to free
themselves from Southern Pacific domina
tion. The Southern Pacific has bought up
all the Oakland water front. If Congress
cedes Goat Island to the State a competing
railroad can secure a good terminal. Two
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Map Showing: the Property to Be Con
[Sketched from the engineer's drawings.]
years ago we voted $(500,000 to build a union
depot for the Southern Pacific company.
Now, if we can secure Goat Island, a com
peting road can use the island for a termi
nal and use the depot, which will become a
union one in fact as well as in name." :
Senator McAllister said a splendid ef
fort was being made for a competing road,
but it was not certain that the San Fran
cisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad de
sired Goat Island for a terminal. It
might make Stockton its terminal,
and there was an excellent little
town in Contra Costa County called
Antioch. which would make a good
terminus. When the San Joaquin Valley
Railroad wanted to use Goat Island for ter
minal : purposes it would ask Congress for
it, and it would then be time for the Legis
lature to pass such a resolution.
"The : octopus, so called, , can have no
superior advantages under the resolution,"
declared Senator Earl, "It i 3 a standing
invitation to all roads to come in. I was
told a . little more than two years ago by
the manager of the Santa Fe that that
road would : have built to San Francisco
Bay. if it could have secured a proper ter
minal." -z ■':.'--*■ A, ' ■ '■: ' '.'■ .-'.:-. '-,: *-..
.-. Senator Earl added that the -passage of
the resolution would be an incentive for
the Great Northern, the Missouri Pacific
and the Union Pacific to build to San
; Francisco Bay. This proposition , was a
different one from the old Goat Island ces
sion plan, the object of which was to enable
the Southern Pacific to obtain Goat Island.
This resolution gave all roads equal ter
minal facilities. S 7
Senator Mathews favored the resolution,
as did Senator Sea well. It was adopted by
the following vote:
Ayes— Aram, Androus, Beard. Bert, Dunn,
Earl, Franck, Cleaves, Hart, Henderson, Hoyt,
Holloway, Langford, binder, Martin, Mathews,
Pedlar, Seawell, Seymour, Shine, Smith, Voor
heis—, A.', j*,'. . ; -.:- s \ 77 •'.■/,. "-'. j
Noes ßurke, Fay, Gesford, Mahoney, Mc-
Allister, "iVhitehurst, Withington—
Absent or refrained from voting—
Bigpy , Denison, Flint, Ford, McGowan, Mitchell,
Orr, Shippee, Simpson, Toner—
• Senators Ford and Withington had a tilt
over the Harbor Commission bills relative
to the proposed East-street bridge and a
proposition to exchange properties with
the Franck estate for a bridge terminus at
the junction of Market, Sacramento and
Senator Ford accused Senator "Withing
j ton, who opposed the bills, of "talking
through his hat,' and that his "headgear
needed a new crown."
- "That may be true, but I do not need a
new head to put in my hat," was the sar
■ castic rejoinder.
The four Harbor Commission bills were
j passed. All were introduced by Senator
leaves, and bill 60 empowers the Board
of Harbor Commissioners to lay out and
improve certain property on the westerly
i side of East street, between Clay and Mar
ket streets, in the city and county of San
Francisco, extending their jurisdiction
1 over the same, and rectifying and estab
fishing a line of streets, therein. This is
the property which ;it is proposed to ex
• ; Bill 1 til supplements V No. 60, author iz ■■'
ing and empowering the Board of State
Harbor Commissioners to grant, exchange
or transfer certain property ,east of the
westerly line of East street, as delineated
and located upon the ground, between
Clay and Market streets, in the city and
county of San Francisco, to ,or with the
owner or owners of certain property on the
triangular corner, common to Market,
Sacramento and East streets. . *v 7-7;
Bill 62 provides for the contingency aris
ing from a failure to swap lots and is en
titled "An act to authorize and empower
the Board of State Harbor Commissioners
to institute condemnation proceedings
against certain property on the corner of
Market, Sacramento and East streets in
the city and county of San Francisco/and
extending their jurisdiction over the
Bill 709 gives certain powers to the Board
of Harbor Commissioners by amending
the act finally approved with amendments
March 19, 1889. It provides that the Com
May lease such portion or portions of seawal
lots 1,2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15 and 16 as they may deem expedient for
such purposes solely as will be most advan
tageous to the commerce of the port; provided,
that before the execution of any lease, notice
of the letting or leasing of any of the lots
herein mentioned, or parts thereof, shall be
given by publication in three of the daily
papers published in the city of San Francisco
for at least ten days. Such notices shall state
the lot or portion of lot to be leased and that
bids will be received by the Commissioners at
a place and time designated in such notice,
and that said property shall be let to the
highest and best bidder; provided, further,
that all bids for lease of lots, or portions of
lots, herein mentioned, shall set forth the pur
poses for which said lots, or the portions
thereof, shall be used, and that the statement
of such bid shall be embodied in the lease
given by the Board of Harbor Commissioners
with the condition that the lot shall be used
for such purposes only; provided, further, that
said board shall have power to reject any and all
bids; and provided, further, that in no event
shall any such lease or leases be made for a
term exceeding twenty-five years.
, The feature of the morning session was
Senator Martin's motion to take a recess
until 2 o'clock out of respect to the late
Bishop Manogue and to allow members of
the Senate to attend the funeral services,
and, in the speech with which he accom
panied his motion, Senator Martin de
clared that the action of the Senate would
determine whether it was under A. P. A.
domination. He paid a high tribute to the
worth of the dead Bishop.
The motion was opposed by Senator
Senator Hart offered an amendment that
when the Senate adjourn it do so out of
respect to the memory of the late Bishop.
Senator Martin accepted the amendment.
Senator Seymour declared :
"I am not a member of either the Catho
lic church or the A. P. A. and I don't think
any church affair should be introduced
into legislative affairs."
The motion was defeated.
SAXTA CRUZ riOXEER DEAD.
Joseph Roberts, Once the Idol of South Sea
' Cannibals, Passes Away.
Santa Cruz, March Joseph Roberts,
a pioneer, was found dead! in bed this
morning. Heart failure was the cause. ;;
Mr. Roberts in early life was wrecked in
the South Sea islands and- landed on an
island' inhabited by j cannibals, who im
agined he was a deity. The King gave him
regal honors,,. placing him at the right
hand of his throne. 7 When he left for Cali
fornia,' after residing' on the island for
eight months; there was much lamentation
among the natives.' '• -.''":■ "..-',
Mr. Roberts was aged 68 years. v He was
a native of Scotland. - -'*-, ' -^ .--'-— -
SEYMOUR AS WARDEN
The Senator May Suc
ceed Hale at San
GOV. BUDD FAVORS HIM.
State Prison Commissioners
Not Likely to Oppose the
ATTLL IS TO BE REAPPOINTED.
The Folsom Prison Keeper Will
Not Be Ousted From His
Sacramento, March 5. — According to the
latest gossip among State officials, State
Senator Seymour has been slated for the
position of Warden at San Quentin, to take
the place of Warden Hale, whose term of
office will soon expire. General regret is
expressed that Hale is threatened with
being turned down, for it is acknowledged
that he had made an excellent Warden.
It is doubtful if a better man will be se
cured, even if Senator Seymour proves to
be the successful aspirant.
It is well known that Warden Hale is the
choice of a majority of the State Prison
Commissioners, but the will of the Gov
ernor has never yet been thwarted in the
choice of Warden, and in this case the
Governor is said to lean toward Seymour.
In explanation of this inclination, it is
said that the Governor has certain com
binations that he desires to work, and that
he can complete his organization with Sen
ator Seymour more easily than with Mr.
Warden Aull of the Folsom penitentiary
is to be re-elected, and Joseph E. Baker, a
newspaper writer well known in San Fran
cisco and Oakland, will get the place as
Deputy Warden at Folsom.
Within three months there will be |400
prisoners removed from San Quentin to
Folsom, the apparent intention being to
minimize and finally to abandon the prison
at San Quentin, concentrating the prison
ers of the northern part of the State at
Folsom. This will be urged for the reason
that Folsom is better located for a penal
institution, it allows more opportunities
for employing the prisoners, and is harder
to escape from than San Quentin.
. Some suggestion has been made that the
Republican majority of the Board of State
Prison Commissioners will feel inclined to
resist Governor Budd's suggestions, but it
is admitted that he could make a great deal
of 7 trouble for them by ordering their dis
missal from the board if they should dis
play a refractory spirit. There might be a
legal defense made against such action by
the Governor, but it would disturb the
tenure of the Commissioners, and therefore
it is deemed probable that they will yield
obediently to the chief executive.
COUNTY DIVISION BILL.
The Senate Defeats the Meas
ure by a Big Majority.
Sacramento, March ; 5. At the morning
session the Senate defeated Burkes amend
ment to the bill to create new counties,
which provided that the commissioners
having charge of the organization might
refuse to create a new county if such pro
posed division would not benefit both the
old and new counties.
: Burke then had an amendment adopted,
providing that no county may be divided
which has an area less than 500 square
miles, unless it has a city of 15,000 inhabi
tants within its boundaries, r 7 7
j A few minor amendments were made
and then the subject was dropped until the
evening session, when the fight over the
bill was inaugurated in earnest.
"I am not in favor of county division.
It entails 'an expense on the people. I
represent a county where there is no dispo
sition to divide. If a bill is passed of the
character under discussion, within six
months some county division project will
be formulated," declared Senator Seawell.
He said that there were but half a dozen
counties in which at the present there were
Senator Smith held an exactly opposite
view. He had no fear of county division.
If there were twice as many counties as
there are now there would be better gov
ernment. The people of the State of Cali
fornia gave an emphatic voice to
their opinion at the last election, when by
a vote of more than four to one the citizens
declared that they wanted a general law
for the division .of counties and did not
want the Legislature to retain the power
to do this.
The bill was defeated by the following
Ayes— Arms, Beard, Denlson, Earl, Fay, Ford,
Gleaves, Hoyt, Linder, Mathews, McAllister,
McGowan, Pedlar, Smith, Withington— ls.
Noes— Androus, Burke, Dunn, Flint, Franck,
Henderson, Holloway, Langford, Mahoney,
Martin, Seawell, Seymour, Shine, Shippee,
Toner, Whitehurst— l6.
Absent or declined to vote— Aram,, Biggy,
Bert, Hart, Mitchell, Orr, Voorheis—
Excused from voting— Gesford, Simpson—
Senators Earl and Beard changed their
votes from "aye" to ''no," and Earl gave
notice that he would move a reconsidera
tion. The negative vote is a significant
one. - 'JXf- c fJs
Certain Senators, it |is said, were fright
ened from voting for the bill because ,it
was charged that' there was boodle back of
it. Now it looks as if a job had been ar
ranged by which the attempt will be made
to force "the sack" to come to Sacramento.
This action following the malodorous pro
ceedings in the Assembly yesterday prom
ises some startling disclosures with the end
of the session. : ..;
Senator Simpson's ■ bill authorizing the
formation of township governments on the
New England plan, with three trustees as
the governing body, was defeated on final
passage, • lacking but one vote" .of ■ success.-
Senator Ford, who voted, against the bill,
gave notice that he would 7 move a recon
sideration. * , > ' "-'.•-,
i .The bill fixing the hours of labor in log
ging camps was slightly amended, and
went on third reading file for to-morrow.
': Six new ' bills \ were ' introduced, all relat
ing to divorces, appeals and complaints in
l civil cases. •
The county government bill was made a
special order for Thursday next.
An effort was made by Senator. Hoyt,
who introduced the anti-scalpers' bill, to
have the Senate concur in the Assembly
amendments, but the matter was made a
special order for Friday next at 2 p. M.7'*7V-
The Assembly constitutional amend
ment providing for an interchange be
tween Superior Court Judges of various
counties was defeated. •_,7 -._';:.;
BETTMAN REPLIES TO DILLE.
The Assemblyman Says the
'Clergyman Slandered Kirn.
Sacramento, March s.— The Call's ac
count of the speech of the Rev. E. R.
Dille, at the mass-meeting held in Odd
Fellows-' hall last night, moved Bettman of
San Francisco to a burst of eloquence to
The preacher spoke of the young Assem
blyman in most disparaging terms, stating
that he was the proprietor of a corner
grocery and saloon. He also declared that
Bettman had worked against raising the
age of consent from 19 to 18, and that it
was not at all surprising for a man in his
business. All these statements Bettman
denounced as false in a very spirited
"There is an article in this morning's
Call," he said, "that reflects not only on
myself, but on the Committee on Public
Morals. In it Rev. Mr. Dille is reported as
making statements which are false in
every particular. He said that I kept a
corner grocery store and a saloon. It is
untrue. Every business man in San Fran
cisco knows my place of business is at 121
California street. The records will show
that his statement that I worked against
raising the age of consent is untrue. From
the beginning I sought to forward it, as
every man in this house knows." 7 ;'r:
At the conclusion of his speech Bettman
made a scathing arraignment of Mr. Dille's
prepensity to mistake. He announced that
he had no quarrel with ministers. He
wanted them to attend to their own busi
ness though, as he was willing to attend
Mark Devine of San Francisco also rose
to a question of privilege. Rev. Mr. Dille,
he said, had seen fit to abuse the San Fran
cisco delegation in a way that he could not
"I am no gambler," shouted Devine. **I
do not believe in horseraces nor go to the
races. I am a business man and am a
representative of San Francisco, and want
to object to any man presuming . upon his
being a preacher to make false statements
about myself and my colleagues."
Devine concluded by announcing that,
though he did not profess to possess any
supernatural degree of virtue, yet he con
sidered himself as good as any preacher
fighting in the cause of the Lexow bill.
BRANDING OF BOGUS BUTTER.
Dairymen Urge y^je Governor to
7 " " ]■% ; Sign the Bill. : "7 '•■"■ -'■ ■
Sacramento, March s.— The dairymen
and the manufacturers of artificial prod
ucts, such as oleomargarine, butterine and
filled cheese, had a day before the Gov
ernor to-day. The dairymen were there to
urge his signature to the bill which pro
vides that bogus dairy products shall not
be sold as the genuine article.
J. H. Hegler represented the filled cheese
industry, Attorney Liiienthal appeared for
the oleomargarine contingent, and Sena
tors McGowan and McAllister led the dairy
forces in the verbal conflict. The debate
was a spirited one.
Senator McGowan, after Attorney Liiien
thal had eulogized the merits of bogus but
ter, asked: *
"Do you use oleomargarine on your table
Attorney Liiienthal confessed that he
"Do you want to sell it to poor people as
genuine butter?" asked the Humboldt
"What objection do you have to the
manufacture of oleomargarine? It is just
as good as butter," said. Liiienthal.
- "Because it is manufactured as a lie, be
cause it purports to be butter and is not,"
was the answer.
There was a little anger stirred up by
this answer. Assemblyman , Johnson of
Humboldt created some amusement by
stating that the citizens of Humboldt
hanged ex-Governor Markham in effigy
when he vetoed the pure butter bill. Gov
ernor Budd laughed at this sally, though
he did not inquire if a similar fate awaited
him should he pursue a similar course.
Jesse D.* Carr championed the cause of
the butter men. The Governor has taken
the bill under advisement. ■'' '
Report of the Conference Com
mittee in the Assembly.
Sacramento, March s.— The report of the
conference committee on the general ap
propriation was made just before the after
noon session of the Assembly was ended.
The report was delayed because of an at
tempt to reduce the amoun t to be allowed
for district fairs. : '. « y ,^"V *|
The Senate appropriated $194,000 for
these fairs and $40,000 for the State Fair.
Laugenour wanted the district fair appro
priation cut down one-half. He was over
ruled and the appropriations for the fairs
were concurred in. .
It is understood, however, that . the
Governor will cut down the appropriation
for the district fairs by at least $90,000.
The Senate Committee agreed to reduc
tions to their amendments amounting to
$137,040. These reductions ' were as fol
National Guard $40,000, Napa Insane Asylum
$26,000, Mendocino Insane Asylum $50,540,
Agnews Insane Asylum $8000, Whittier Re
form School $10,000, San Jose Normal School
$2500. ** " r,r- -■..>•'--'?;■" " ■
■ Under the bill as it now stands, the con
tingent expenses of the Senate are placed
at $35,000 and the ; Assembly $40,000. The
textbook fund, is returned to its original
$40,000. The \ appropriation for the Yo
semite Valley was also put back by the
Senate to the original -figure of $20,000.
The ot her changes were the same as given
this morning in the Call.
A. Heaidsburg Man Arrested.
I . Los Angeles, March Deputy Sheriff
Martin Aguirre this afternoon arrested a
man named '"■ Smith McDowell at the post
office on a telegram from the authorities at
Heaidsburg. * McDowell is , a well-dressed
, man and is wanted on a charge of felony.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN JOSE WILL CASE
Beginning of the End
in the Barron
THE CLOSING ARGUMENT
Attorney Delmas' Eloquent
Plea on Behalf of the
THE COURTROOM THRONGED.
An Immense Audience Listens to
the Brilliant Address of
San Jose, March s.— Attorney Delmas'
well-known reputation for eloquence drew
an audience to the Courthouse to-day such
as has never been seen here before, and the
throng that packed the courtroom and
overflowed into the lobby lost never a word
of the lawyer's brilliant plea. It was the
beginning of the closing argument in the
contest over the. estate of the late Million
aire Barron, and it was for the contestant,
George Barron, that the attorney spoke.
Judge Garber finished the concluding
argument in behalf of the proponents this
morning. He urged that portions of the
testimony of P. J. Sullivan proved that the
claim that Edward Barron had no will of
his own was false. Sullivan admitted that
he was unable to secure from his alleged
weak employer what he (Sullivan) believed
were hi.**} rights. As for Mrs. Barron she
had not invited the litigation, but was un
willingly a party to it in order to defend
the honor of her dead husband and her
The concluding argument in the case and
the closing plea in behalf of the contestant;
George Barron, was opened at 10:40 o'clock
by Mr. Delmas. He said that after the
great storm of eloquence from three able
attorneys upon the other side it became
his duty to restore the landmarks and
beacon lights that were to guide the jury
in obtaining a verdict. The statement
made by Attorney Bowden that the pro
ponents had desired to throw the mantle
of charity over the grave of the first Mrs.
Barron was impressively referred to by the
speaker. He spurned the aspersion upon
the memory of the dead woman, and
proved by the evidence that the contestants
had endeavored to show what was the
cause of the separation of Edward Barron
from his first wife, but the other side by
their objections had prevented this testi
| mony., from- 'being secured. -Delmas de
! clared that the mother of George Barron
did not need a mantle of charity over her
grave as there was nothing that was sought
to be covered up there.
At the afternoon session of the court
every available inch of sitting and stand
ing room was occupied inside and outside
the courtroom, and many were unable
even . to get within the sound of Mr.
Mr. Delmas pointed out at length the
inconsistencies and injustice of the will of
Edward Barron, and contended that it
could not have emanated from a just and
sound mind under the meaning of the law.
He said that a' wrong had been done, not
only to George but also to an innocent
wife that he may ally himself with in the
future and her innocent children. In case
George Barron should die, according to the
terms of the will his wife was to receive
nothing in case she was childless, and in
the event that she had children they were
to receive only one-half of their father's
property, the other half to go to Eva Rose
In the case of the death of the son, "Wil
liam, his children were to receive all. Why
was this unjust discrimination made
against the innocent prospective children
of the contestant? he. asked. By the
terms of the will Mrs. Barron would have
absolute control over the property to the
value of over $1,500,000, unanswerable to
any court for her stewardship, and in case
the will was not broken she would take
this vast amount to Ireland, where she
would spend the remainder of her days.
Mr. Delmas did not conclude his argu
ment to-day. but will occupy the entire
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