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immediately due and payable tipon assessment
and shall be collected by the Assessor as pro
vided for in this chapter.
The provision "in this chapter" is a new
section, entitled section 3831, which reads
Within Jiftern days after the first Monday in
August of each year the Auditor of the county,
or city and county, must make a careful exam
ination of the assessment book or books of the
comity, or cfty and county, and ascertain
therefrom the amount or amounts of all taxes
that should have been collected by the Assessor
in pursuance of this chapter and which have
not been collected. He must then state an ac
count to the Assessor and demand from him
thai the amount or amounts so regaining un
o>n<rted shall be v&id into the county treas
ury within fifteen days from the date of said
The section goes on to provide a remedy
if the Assessor does not comply. And this
bill passed the Assembly, and is now on
the special Assembly file of the Senate with
a favorable recommendation from the
Committee on Revenue Laws and the Com
mittee on Judiciary. It was read for the
first time to-day.
Sheriff Whelan's scheme to secure the
repeal of the fee law, which Senator Fay
succeeded in having passed, has a com
panion piece in this proposed act in the
Interest of the Assessor of the City and
County of San Francisco.
Senator Bipgy discovered the situation
of affairs to-night and will make a vigorous
light against the passage of these amended
laws, which would convert the Aisessor's
otHce into a personal mint, and he will
have staunch support from Senator Fay.
The discovery is the sensation in legisla
tive circles to-night. It is the talk of the
San Francisco delegation. The county
government bill comes up for final passage
LEXOW BILL SIDETRACKED.
The Assembly Refuses to Dis
cuss It as Urgent.
Sacramento, March B.— lt became evi
dent this morning that the Assembly was
weary of the continual taking up of its
time by those intent upon reforming San
Francisco by main strength. Judge Way
mire asked that the constitutional pro
vision in regard to the consideration of
bills be suspended in order that his partic
ular Lexow bill, which is buried 464 deep
on the file, might be brought to the top ol
the list, and passed on this afternoon at
He immediately began to explain that
he did not expect its final passage, but
hoped to amend the bill so that it would
be satisfactory, and began reading an
elaborate essay. As the Alameda Assem
blyman was clearly out of order, a half
dozen members were on their feet object
Later, the House, at the request of the
opponents of the bill, allowed him to take
fifteen minutes more to finish the Judge's
When Mr. Waymire had concluded, he
moved that his bill be made the special
order for 3:30 o'clock to-morrow. This
would require a two-thirds vote of the
House. The roll was called and the pro
position could only rally thirty-five friend?.
Among these there were but two Ban
Franciscans. These were Isaac M. Merrill
(R.) and Calvin Ewing (Pop.).
The vote was as follows:
Ayes— Ash, Barber, Bassford, Belshaw, Blert-
Boe, Colem&n, Collins, Dale, Dodge, Ewing,
tt. Gay, Glass, Guy, Hall, Hudson, John
son, .Inn, .-. Kenyon, McKelvey, Merrill, Nelson,
Korth, Osborn, Phelps, Price, Reid, Richards,
Eowell, Ppencer, Stansell, Tibbitts, Wade, Way
mire, Wt-yse— 3s.
Noes— Bennett, Berry, Bettman, Boothbv,
Brusie, Bulla, Butler, Coughlin, Cutler, Davis,
Devise, Devitt, Dixon, Dunber, Dwyer, Hat
field, Holland, Laird, Laugenour, Lewis, Mc-
Carthy, Pendieton, Robinson, Sanford, Twitru,
Tomblin, Wilkinson, Zocchi, Mr. Speaker— 29.
Ab.-ent or not voting— Bachman, Cargill,
Dinkelsplel, Fret-man, Healey, Huber, Keen,
Kelsey, Llewellyn, Meads, O'Day, Powers,
Btaley, Swisler, Thomas, Wilkins— l6.
Candidates Who Would Like to
Sacramexto, March B.— Who will suc
ceed Adjutant-General Allen? is the ques
tion that is causing a great amount of dis
cussion in military circles just now. The
office carri.s with it a salary of $3000 a
year, but the incumbent will necessarily
have to spend a great portion of his time
In connection with the appointment the
name most frequently mentioned is that
of Colonel J. J. Nunan of the Stockton
Mail. He is a personal friend of the Gover
nor, and as his partner's duties as Harbor-
Commissioner will only call him to San
Francisco once or twice a week, it is
thought that Nunan could assist in run
ning his paper, and still till the position of
Colonel Chalmers Scott of San Diego is
also mentioned for the position. He is one
of the best known military men in the
southern part of the State and should he
be appointed would make some radical
changes in the administration of affairs in
the National Guard. Colonel Scott served
in the confederacy during the war.
Colonel Park Hen&h&w, who has his
headquarters at Chico, is the only other
name that has come up prominently. He
is well known to the Governor and has a
good lighting chance to win.
A* the majority of the appointments
made by Mr. Budd have been bestowed
upon men from "the northern part of the
Mate, the friends of Colonel Chalmers
Scott are contident that he will, as a repre
sentative of the southern counties, get the
The right is between these three candi
dates, but Governor Budd says positively
that he will not make a selection until
after the Legislature adjourns.
Tlie Police Commission Hill Killed.
Bacsamkkto, March B.— An attempt was
made to-night to reconsider the vote by
which the bill reducing the term of office
of the Police Commissioners was beaten
yesterday. JSwing brought the matter for
ward. Cutter of Ynba was primed for a
scorching address, but Bettman moved the
previous question. This shut off debate
and amendments and the House refused
to reconsider the biil by the following vote:
Ayes—Ash; Bassiord, Belshaw, Bennett,
Berry, Bellman, Booihby, BniMe, Bulla, Butler
Ciu-ki!!, Coleman, Collins, Dale, Duvis, Devitt,
Dinkelsmel, Dixon, Gay. (iy, llatlield, Huber
. Laird, McKelvey, Osbora, Pendleton
£! 11 ' \l'\. I'owerx spen.or, Swisler, Tomblin
wade, \N eyse, \\ llkuison, Zoccai, Mr. .Speaker—
' Roes— Barker, Btodaoe, Coghliii, Cntter,
Dod«e, Dunbar, i.whig, Fassett, Hall, Healev
Holland, Hudson, Johnson, Jones, McCarthy
Kelson, O'Day, Held, Staley, Ktunsell, Thomas
Immediately upon the announcement of
the vote Cutter demanded to be allowed to
explain his vote. In doing so lie indulged
in a scathing arraignment of the oppon
ents of the bill. He intended to offer three
amendments, he said, giving the appoint
ing power to the Mayor, the Board of Su
pervi«on or the Superior Judges sit
ting in bank, as the Jl<>'.i;-<- chose. This,
he declared, showed the question was
not one of polities. It merely meant that
the House wished to continue Messrs. Al
vord and To bin in' office.
DEFEAT OF WOMAN
The Battle for Suffrage
Has Been Fought
M'GOWAN'S HARD FIGHT.
Killing of the BUI by Amend
ment to It in the
INSERTING THE WORD "MALE."
Many Ladies Were In Attendance
During the Debate on the
Sacramento, March B.— The battle for
woman suffrage before the present Legisla
ture has been fought and lost. After get
ting an enactment extending the right of
elective franchise to women safely through
the Assembly it was killed to-day by an
amendment by Gesford (D.) of Xapa in
serting the word "male," and by thus spe
cifying the sex of electors nullifying the
bill so far as women voters are concerned.
When the bill came up for a third read
ing McGowan (R.) of Humboldt cham
pioned its passage. A large number of
women were in attendance, and standing
room in the lobby was at a premium.
After a few speeches Gesford's amendment
was adopted by a vote of 22 ayes against 13
McGowan promptly moved to reconsider.
He expressed surprise at the action of the
Republicans, and urged them to return to
the path of duty. In the name of Gartield,
of Lincoln, and other great party leaders
he asked wayward Republicans to return
to the fold and obey the dictates of the
party platform. In honor and conscience
the Senators were bound to vote for the
pending bill and against the amendment.
Pedlar (R.) of Fresno spoke for the bill and
Gesford and McAllister (D.) of Marin
against it. Gesford called attention to the
fact that McGowan, as chairman of the
Judiciary Committee, had decided the bill
to be unconstitutional. Gesford favored
considering the matter by constitutional
amendments rather than by enactment.
Gleaves (R.) of Shasta favored passing
the bill and letting the Supreme Court set
tle its unconstitutionality.
Earl (R.) of Alameda thought woman
suffrage unwise, but said he would be
bound by the dictates of his party so far
as to vote for an amendment to the consti
tution, but he declined to vote for an un
constitutional bill. To do so, he felt, he
would defeat the educational qualification
demanded oy the popular vote at the last
Simpson (R.) of Pasadena, Aram (R.) of
Yolo and Withington (R.) of San Diego
took the ground that no unconstitutional
bill should have their vote.
Martin (D.) of Placer made a humorous
talk, in the course of which he said no
married man would favor suffrage for
women. He hoped the vexed question
was so dead it would never hear Gabriel's
Matthews (D.) of Los Angeles made a
vigorous speech against the bill and then
McGowan again took up the cudgel for the
women in an eloquent speech.
The Senate refused to reconsider the
amendment by the following vote:
Ayes— Bert, Biggy, Earl, Ford, Franck,
Heaves, Hart, Holloway, Hoy t, Mahoney, Mc-
Gowan, Orr, Pedlar, Seymour, Shine, Smith—
Noes— Aram, Arms, Androus, Beard,. Burke,
Denison, Dunn, Fay, Flint, Gesford, Hender
son, Langford, Linder. Martin, Matthews, Mc-
Allister, Mitchell, Seawell, Phlppee, Simpson,
Toner, Whitehurst, Withington— 23.
Excused— Voorheis— l.
"Women showered McGowan's desk with
elaborate floral tributes in consideration of
his championship of their cause.
The Question of Final Adjourn-
ment Comes Up Again.
Sacramento, March B.— A stirring de
bate took place in the Senate this morning
over the question of final adjournment. It
was finally decided to put the matter over
Senator Martin made his usual protest
that the sixty days contemplated by the
law had expired and that it was time to go
home. As the matter stands a resolution
has passed the Senate to adjourn on
Thursday next. This resolution may be
reconsidered on Monday.
The Assembly has taken no action.
There is little prospect of an end of the
session before Saturday, March 16.
A wrangle followed Senator Ford's mo
tion to call the roll backward for the plac
ing of bills on the urgency file, and the
whole subject was laid upon the table.
The report of the conference committee
on the general appropriation bill was
passed. Senator Seawell protested against
the treatment accorded the Mendocino
insane asylum, the appropriation for
which was reduced from $180,000 to
When the Governor's message was read
advocating the consolidation of the man
agements of the various insane asylums
under a single board, as provided for in
Seymour's bill, Martin made one of
his characteristic speeches. He favored an
appropriation to provide cells at the
asylums for most of trie Senators and
added that "In view of the Governor's
message, our Democratic Governor have a
cell by himself."
"Senator Martin is exensed for the rest
of the session," declared Senator Mc-
Gowan, who occupied the chair, alluding
to the Senator's announcement that the
serjeant-at-arms could not keep him here.
Mcfiowan's mutual insurance bill was
San Francisco will get one building from
the State. Biggy withdrew his bill from
the special file providing for a building
for the State offices in San Fran
cisco, as the Governor intimated that
he would sign one bill carrying an appro
priation for a building in San Francisco,
and the affiliated colleges had the execu
tive favor. There will be no new building
provided for at Berkeley this session.
Seawoll's motion to reconsider the vote
by which the bill fixing the hours of labor
in logging camps was defeated was lost.
Sanford's bill amending the Penal Code,
prohibiting able-bodied persons from band
ing together and gaining subsistence by
alms, and directed against the "industrial
army" movements, was passed.
The following bills were also passed:
McGowan's bill authorizing the formation
of county mutual insurance companies;
THE SAIST FRAJSTCISCO CALL, SATUBDAT, MARCH 9, 1895.
requiring foreign insurance companies to
make a deposit with the State Treasurer;
and amending public school laws.
The consideration of the Governor's
message favoring a State Board of Chari
ties was made a special order for Monday.
The report of the conference on appro
priations was adopted.
The Affiliated Colleges Appro
Sacramento. March 8. — From the coun
try and the smaller cities, as well as San
Francisco, comes the support for the bill
allowing $250,000 for a building in San
Francisco to accommodate the affiliated
The roll was called and 51 ayes were given
and only 19 noes. Every San Franciscan
whose vote was recorded was in favor of
the proposition. Just as the result was an
nounced Bettman of San Francisco an
nounced that he wanted to vote no, but he
was too late. .
The bill appropriating $250,000 for new
buildings at Berkeley then came up. It
was announced that the $250,000 was
really necessary, but that under the cir
cumstances the college would get along
with only $50,000. Some little opposition
was evinced, but the bill was finally passed
by a vote of 43 to 17.
The new county government bill was
passed this morning in the Asssembly
without any discussion. It was at once
transmitted to the Senate, where it was also
hurried through. This disposes of one of
the most important bills of the session.
The report of the free conference com
mittee was also adopted, which puts the
general appropriation bill in shape to get
to the Governor. It is understood that it
will receive rather harsh treatment there.
The district and State fairs will be cut with
especial severity. Instead of $236,000 being
allowed for fairs, the gossip of the House
has it that Governor Budd will only allow
$118,000, or just one-half.
Brusie of Sacramento succeeded in hav
ing the vote reconsidered by which the ap
propriation of $10,000 for the completion of
the work of the Commissioner of Public
Works had been defeated.
Laugenour of Yolo explained that the
money was absolutely necessary if that
officer was to continue his work. He ex
plained that if the office was abolished, as
was proposed by a bill now before the
House, the $10,0fK) would remain in the
treasury. On this showing the bill was
passed by a vote of 42 to 29.
The Senate amendments to the bills fix
ing the fees of county officers and relating
to water rights were concurred in, and the
bills went to the Governor.
"When Reid of Trinity called up the bill
for the relief of insolvent debtors this
afternoon he began in a personal vein at
tacking the gentlemen promoting the bill
and questioning their motives.
The chair tried to call Reid to order, but
the member from Trinity continued. As
the Speaker pounded with his gavel Reid
shouted that the bill was made only for
the interests of the wholesale merchants
of San Francisco.
Dinkelspeil called shame upon Reid for
basing his arguments upon religious prin
ciples, and Powers completed the arraign
ment of the Trinity lawyer. The motion
to reconsider was lost by a vote of 30 to 42.
The bill to enlarge the scope of investi
gation of Grand Juries was passed to-night
by a vote of 46 to 4. Bachman, Belshaw,
Bennett, Boothby and Devine voted no.
Boothby afterwards changed his vote and
gave notice of intention to reconsider.
The bill fixing the highest rate of in
terest at 10 per cent and reducing the rate
of legal interest from 7 per cent to 6 was
defeated by a vote of 36 ayes to 32 noes.
BOISTEROUS NIGHT SESSION.
The Assembly Breaks Its Record
in That Line.
Sacramento, March B.— For general dis
turbances to-night's session in the Assem
bly beat the record.
Speaker Lynch's rulings were criticized
and he grew angry. Clerk Duckworth's
motives in his manner of calling the roll
were questioned and he grew angry and
talked back. The Assemblymen did every
thing but call each other names and the
railroad was at the bottom of the whole
The bill about which the trouble was
raised was that limiting stop-over privi
leges to what the railroad company might
see fit to give. An uproar arose almost
before the clerk had ceased reading the
The railroad men were unaer better gen
erals than their opponents, and before an
amendment could be offered, the previous
question that was, the third reading of the
bill was demanded. The other side de
manded a call of the House. A roll call was
taken on this and the motion lost.
Then a vote was taken as to the previous
question. The result was a clean-cut di
vision of the friends and the opponents of
the Southern Pacific Company. The 135
men voting for the previous question were
the men whose vote has gone with the
railroad on almost every issue. They
Ash, Bassford, Bettman, Boothby, Brusie,
Butler, Coghlin, Collins, Cutter, Davis, Devine,
Devitt, Dixon, Freeman, Gay, llatfield, Kelsey,
Kenyon, Laird, Laugenour, Lewis, McCarthy,
McKelvey, Merrill, O'Day, Pendleton, Phelps,
Powers, Richards, Swis>ler, Thomas, Tibbitts,
Wilkinson, Zocchi, Speaker Lynch.
The thirty-eight men opposing the
motion have of late been voting against
the railroad, though at least one of them
has accepted favors from the road during
the last session. The men voting no weref
Bachman, Barker, Belshaw, Bennett, Bled
soe, Builn, Cargill, Coleman, Dale, Dinkelspiel,
Dodge, Dunbar, Dwer, Kwing, Fassett, Glass,
Guy, Hall, Holland, ll r.dt-on, Johnson, Jones,
Keen, Meads, Nelson, North, Osborn, Price,
Reid, Robinson, Rowell, Saniord, Spencer, Sta
ley, Btansell, Wade, Waymire, Weyse.
There were seven members absent,
Messrs. Berry, Healey, Huber, Llewellyn,
Tomblin, Twigg and Wilkins.
Of these three are pronounced railroad
men and a fourth is doubtful.
When it was decided to read the bill a
third time, Dodge introduced an amend
ment to change the sense of the bill. He
had sent his amendment forward, and was
waiting to speak the question when
Laugenour began to move for the previous
The House was alive in a moment.
Dodge yelled at Laugenour, 'Go sit down.
We have had enough gag law here," as he
walked rapidly toward him. Both men
were angry and their strife increased the
clamor around them.
Dodge was prevented from saying more
by the actions of his friends, while
Laugeuour's friends demanded that
Dodge's words be taken down on the
The House quieted for a while, but soon
was as bad as ever. Dodge's amendment
was carried, the railroad members voting
Belshaw moved to strike out the enact
ing clause of the bill. This was lost, Gay,
Hall and Meads refusing to vote for it.
The bill was then sent to the printer and a
session of mutual apologies ensued.
PRISON COMMITTEES REPORT.
A Suggestion That Convicts Do
the State Printing.
Sackamen-to, March B.— The Committee
on State Prisons reported a novel proposi
tion yesterday. They advised that the
prisoners at Folsom be taught the printer's
trade; that the machinery of the State
printing office be removed to the prison,
and the great water-power be made use of
to print the State textbooks, reports and
other State works.
After the conditions of the prison and
the value of the water-power it controlled
had been commented upon, the report con
Bills have been before this committee asking
that certain establishments of manufacture be
erected at Folsom and operated by convict
labor. Upon each we have seen fit'to report
unfavorably. We considered that it came in
direct conflict with free labor and was against
the best interests of the State. Yet we have
this suggestion to offer which, though it may
not meet with united approval, would without
doubt be of great financial benefit to the State.
Further on in the report we will suggest the
interchange of prisoners between Folsom and
San Quentin with the object in view of placing
the older and more hardened criminals at the
latter place. This would inerense the number
of prisoners at Folsom. In order to give em
ploy to these men, not only in the quarries, but
at other occupations and endeavoring to runke
these institutions self-sustaining, we would also
suggest the removal of the State printing office
This could not be accomplished at once. Yet
thejnatter could be given thought and atten
tion during the term of the coming Legislature,
and appropriations for the carrying out of this
could be effected.
This is a serious question of interest to many,
but when taken into consideration that only
State printing is to be issued from this office,
such as the State series of sehoolbooks, blanks,
etc., now printed at Sacramento, it would not
interfere with any like industry, and the nura
ber of men • given permanent employment are
not sufficient to cause any serious objection by
the typographical unions.
One objection that may arise would be the
printing required during the sessions of the
Legislature, and that this printing could not
be done at Folsom owing to the distance, etc.
While this may be true there is no doubt in
our minds that contracts could be let once in
two years (during sessions of the Legislature)
for less money than it now costs the State.
It has been considerably agitated that we
should have a Governor's mansion, This re
moval would obviate the expense of purchasing
a new site, and as the building was formerly
erected for that purpose there is no doubt by
reasonable expenditure the building could be
put in its former condition, to be made suit
able again as a Governor's residence.
After a brief resume of the admirable or
der in which the prison at Folsom is kept,
the committee »refers to the alleged part
nership between Convict Bachman and
Warden Aull as follows :
In regard to charges made against Warden
Aull by the newspapers in the Baehman ease,
we did not see lit to make any investiga|ion, as
our time was limited and we were not fully
prepared to handle the matter and we think it
more proper to be treated by the prison Board
of Directors. We will state, however, In justice
to Mr. Aull, that we were shown a sworn state
ment by Prisoner Bachraan in which he com
pletely exonerates the Warden.
Tits General Apjtropnatlon Bill.
Sacramento, March B.— Legislators claim
that the general appropriation bill is but
$159,500 in excess of that of last year. They
reach this conclusion by deducting from
the general appropriation bill of this ses
sion the items which were not included in
the general apprlm-iation bill of last
The deducted items which were not in
the bill two years ago are : Supreme Court
Commissioners, $6000; orphans and half
orphans, $tJ50,000; Veterans at Yountvillc,
$00,000; traveling and contingent expenses
Board of Equalization,slo,ooo; salaries Pub
lic. Works and Debris Commission, $19,800;
revolving fund State proriding omce for
school books, $40,000. It is also claimed
that $40,000 for buildings and improve
ments for fhe Home for the Feeble Minded
and $75,C00 for the Mendocino Insane Asy
lum, appropriated this year, practically
make up the difference.
The Appropriations Jiill Report.
Sacramento, March B.— The report of
the conference committee on the ap
propriation bill was adopted. It re
duces the National Guard allowance from
$22f>,000 to $200,000; reduces the office
rent of the Railroad Commission to
$1200; reduces the allowance for the
Mendocino Asylum from $180,000 to $145
--000; cuts out the appropriation for the
State Board of Horticulture; retains the
appropriation for the Napa Asylum at
$400,000 and the $7000 special appropria
tion for the San Jose Normal School. The
bill appropriating $10,000 to continue the
Commissioner of Public Works another
year*was reconsidered and passed.
Vetoes by the Governor.
Sachamento, March B.— The Governor
has vetoed the bill regulating purity of
milk, and the bill providing no limitations
to actions brought to recover money de
posited in banks or other depositories.
He approved the bills giving Humboldt
County another Superior Judge, prohibit
ing collusion between Judges and court
stenographers, and making articles of in
corporation certified to by the Secretary of
State or county clerks prima facie evidence.
A novice in the kitchen might prefer
some other baking powder to Dr. Price's.
An experienced housekeeper never would.
The Private Land Claims Court.
Santa Fe, N. Mex., March B.— A dis
patch from Washington says that a pro
viso in the legislation appropriation bill
extends the life of the United States Court
of Private Land Claims two years from
December 31, 1895. The business before
the court is too great to be disposed of this
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Cattle-Thief Captured in Madera Count}/.
Fresxo, March 8. —Hi Rapeije last
night captured Louis Pares, the leader of
the band of cattle-thieves who were caught
in the Cantua Canyon last week. Pares
had a camp O n Willow Creek in
the Sierras, in Madera County, and
goes to the
very citadel of pain
and puts all
aches to flight.
There is but ONE and only One
Today and that One Is
These letters tell of Wonderful Cures by Purified Blood.
The world has never seen such mar- We thought her doomed to permanent failed to afford much relief A few months
vellous cures accomplished by any blindness. She suffered intense pain and ago I commenced taking Hood's Sarsapar-
medicine but Hood's Sarsaparilla. I kept her head buried in the pillows moat rilla and the trouble has entirely disap-
The secret of its success is that it is .of the time, If light was admitted to the pearod." Mas. H. W. Bushnell, Lyon
the best blood purifier ever produced, room she would cry as if burned with a Brook, Oxford, New York.
-It is king over all forms of scrofula, hot iron. Aa she was badly run down we
salt rheum and all other blood diseases, thought before continuing the treatment Blood Poison.
It is the only medicine of •which can we would try to build up her system and " I became polaoned with ivy. ,It would
be said: It CURES by making pure, renew her strength. We began giving her break out on me, spring and fall. I had
rich red blood. Read these letters : Hood's Baraaparilla. She began to doctors but was not relieved. It would
_ ' .-■ <•• a a ■ . breakout into sores and pimples on me
Saved Her Sight Improve Rapidly and form scabs. If it had not been for a
— and by the time she had finished taking neighbor recommending Hood's Sareapa-
Another Wonder Performed by the first bottle we were able to remove tho rilla to me Ido not think I would be alive
Hoed 'B SarsapariUa. bandages and found that she could bear day. I used two bottles last fall and three
"My little girl Hazel is now four years the K S ht aHd that the sight was returning, to his spring and it has cured me."
old. Two years ago sh« had the grip. After £™? to oar deli^t. She took several Fmob A. Patette, Mlshawaka, Ind.
recovery her eye* grew inflamed and sup- b ° ttles and then ™ • « ™ U « eTOT " Xt * A Baby Boy Cured.
turated. For over 7 months she had to n ™ a year a^ce, and her eyes « I have W ed several bottles of Hood
have her «ye« bandaged and stay in a dark Are Permanently Cured. Barsaparilla for my little boy, three years
room. The family doctor and an oculist She causes perfectly, nas had no signs of of age, who has besn troubled with eczema
did everything possible. She did not im- any further trouble and I* in every wapect very b ad i y . It has entirely cured him,
prove and even grew worse.. At, last after perfectly healthy. We have great faith in therefore I recommend it to all mothers
six months he gave us th» discouraging Hood's .Sarsaparilla." W. H. Bcttbb- who have children suffering from eczema."
opinion that the cornea of one eye was de- fibld, 1496 Haatings St., Detroit, Mich. Mm Peteh a . Johnson, Cranbury Sta-
Btroyed Salt Rheum Cured. tion, New Jersey.
And Sight Entirely Gene. "Three winters ago salt rheum broke Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all drug-
That It was doubtful If she would ever be out on my hands and became very trouble- gists, fl; six for ?5. Prepared only by
able to see any with the other, as the Bight BO rne, making large ores. I saw several C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. It'poa-
was rapidly being destroyed in that also, doctors and Wed various remedies, but all sessea curative powers
Hood S Purifies PecuSiar
Sarsapariila The Blood To Itself
Do no be induced to buy any other. Insist upon having Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Kapelje, who has been on his trail since
the capture of his band took the leader by
surprise. He made no resistance. Pares
will be taken to the San Benito jail. It is
known that one and perhaps two of the
gang are still at large. Within a year they
have stolen hundreds of head of cattle and
a desperate attempt will be made to catch
the last of the band.
ARRESTED FOR POISONING BOYS.
An Old Woman Charged With a Heinous
Los Angeles, March 8. — Mrs. O'Hare,
the old lady who gave poisoned cakes to
two little boys named Strange and Hen
derson on Wednesday afternoon, was ar
rested to-day on a charge of murder.
John Henderson died after eating several
of the cookies and his companion barely
escaped the same fate. Mrs. O'Hare claims
that some one left the cakes on her door
step and that she did not put the poison in
The Coroner's jury have not yet brought
in a verdict an to the cause of the death of
the Henderson boy, investigation of the
case having been postponed until Monday.
Utah Constitutional Convention.
Salt Lake, March 8. — Aside from the
announcement of the standing commit
tees to-day, the proceedings in the con
stitutional convention were of no special
importance. The twenty-six standing
committees were announced by the presi
dent and approved without debate.
The chairmen of the committees are all
Republicans. The chairmen of some of the
principal committees are as follows: Leg
islative, W. G. Van Home; judiciary, C.
C. Goodwin; executive, C. S. Varian; ap
portionment, Alma Eldredge; irrigation
and agriculture, J. 11. Murdock; mines and
mining, Thomas Kearney.
Valleau Adjudged Insane at Stockton.
Stockton, March 8. — Samuel Valleau, a
San Francisco publisher and at one time a
member of the Board of Supervisors of
that city, was examined before the Su
perior Court to-day on a charge of insanity,
and was committed to the asylum. Valleau
is a prominent Native Son, and went crazy
through overwork. He was sent to a pri
vate asylum in this city nine months ago,
it being thought that he would, soon re
cover, but he has grown steadily worse.
The unfortunate man believes himself to
be 104 years of age, and says that all his
relatives have killed each other.
San Diego Zand Swindler's Arrest.
San Diego, March 8. —The discovery of
an attempt to swindle a land-buyer here
resulted to-day in the issuance of a war
rant for the arrest of J. Walmer. a real
estate dealer, on the charge of forgery.
The complaint alleges that he affixed the
name of B. Etcheverry to a deed on or
about September 10, 1894, for the purpose
of fraudulently selling the property. The
accused secured bail in $2000 and was re
leased from custody. Meanwhile the in
vestigation is proceeding, and it is probable
that other arrests will follow.
S'ockton Woman Arraigned for Murder.
Stockton, March B.— Edith Elder, the
young woman who shot and killed Frank
Quinn in a local lodging-house three or
four months ago and then shot and
wounded herself, was arraigned in the
Superior Court to-day on a charge of mur
der. The young woman pleaded not guilty
and her trial was set for the 2d of April.
Miss Elder has been in the county hospi
tal ever since the 6hooting recovering
from her wounds.
Tacotna's Water and Light Plants.
Tacoua, Wash, March B.— C. B. Wright,
the Philadelphia millionaire, has offered
Joshua Peirce $5000 to secure him an
option on the water and light plants he
sold the city two years ago for nearly
$2,000,000. Some citizens have thought
the price paid was too much and as a re
sult a $1,000,000 damage suit against Mr.
Wright is now pending in the Superior
Court. His offer has been referred to the
city authorities. The option asked is to
give him sixty days in which no purchase
the plant for the price he received.
MEXICO'S OIL FIELDS
An Important Concession to JJrrelop Them
Granted to Chicago Mm.
Los Angeles, March 7. — It has been
learned on unquestioned authority from
a gentleman in this city that a very im
portant concession from the Mexican Gov
ernment was ten days ago granted by the
Minister of Fomento to J. M. Wiley, a
member of the International Oil Kenning
and Development Company of Chicago.
This concession permits the company to
explore and develop the oil and coal fields
of Mexico, and furnishes it with Govern- j
ment protection in so doing.
The f:ict that there is oil in great quanti
ties in certain States of Mexico has been
known for years, but this company is the
first one that has undertaken to develop
Harry J. Neale, a former leading legal
light of San Diego, is the attorney and
manager of the company, with offices in
the City of Mexico. W. S. Watson, the
general superintendent, will shortly leave
Chicago with the intention of commencing
the work of development at once.
Feur» for the Hark Colusa.
Port Towjcsexd, Wash., March B.— The
bark Colusa, for which fears as to her
safety are entertained, carried lumber from
Seattle, instead of Tacoraa, as stated in the
dispatches. She is now out ninety-rive
days on her voyage to Shanghai, which
usually is made in forty-five days at the
outside. As the Colusa is looked on as a
seaworthy vessel shipping men here are of
the opinion that she ran into a typhoon
and was wrecked. Captain Backus of the
Colusa was one of the best known and effi
cient mariners of this coast.
fire at Vancouver, B. C.
Vancouver, B. C, March B.— The large
premises formerly occupied by the Van
couver Furniture Mannfacturing Company
were destro3'ed by fire last night. The fac
tory has been occupied the last four
months by the Tacitic Ca?ket and Furni
ture Company. The loss is between $20,000
British Columbia Lumber Shipment*.
Vancouver, B. C, March «.— The Ameri
can schooner Falcon sailed from West
minster to-day for Oakland, Cal., with a
lumber cargo. The American schooner
Glendale leaves to-morrow for San Fran
cisco with a cargo of spruce lumber to be
used in the manufacture of fruit boxes.
Olf/mpia Capitol Appropriation.
Olympia, March B.— The bill providing
for the erection of the Capitol building
passed the Senate to-day. The bill appro
priates $930,000 for the purpose. It has
already passed the House.
Death of a Santa Crux Pioneer.
Santa Crvz, March B.— W. H. Seaver, a
pioneer, died to-day. He was a native of
Massachusetts aged 71 years.
Flowers From the Kiviera.
From the Riviera there arrive every
morning about 500 packages of freshly
plucked violets, narcissus, jonquils, ane
mones, roses and other welcome messen
| gers from the sunny South. Most of the
consignments remain in London, but some
of them proceed to Manchester, Liverpool
i and even across the Irish Channel before
! being opened. These flowers preserve
] their fragrance to the last, and are much
! esteemed at a time of year when our own
; climate is unkind to floriculture. But this
branch of our import trade may some day
find a formidable rival in the Queen's Aus
| tralian dominions, whence flowers have re
! cently come, with all the appearance of
I recent culling, embedded in solid blocks of
| ice. The immediate drawback of the an-
I tipodcan produce is that the ice, which is
| necessary to its lasting beauty, can hardly
j be worn in the buttonnole or carried in a
I bouquet. — London Telegraph.
Baron yon Liebcg, the celebrated Ger-
man chemist, states that there is as much
nutrition in one pound "of pure chocolate as
there is in a similar quantity of rare beef,
Pure chocolate is food, drink and beverage all
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most convenient and economical form of choc-
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to suit you. No better trees grown. Address. Sac-
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