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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 95.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
A Chinese* Peddler Slain
From Ambush Near
STRUCK BY TWO BULLETS
The Foul Deed of Unknown
Assassins in Verdugo
THE SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATION.
A Crime Brought to the Attention of
the Authorities by Judge
LOS ANGELES. March 14.— United
States Circuit Judge Rosa brought infor
mation to the Sheriff's office this morning
that a Chinaman had been shot in Verdujro
Canyon. The Judge lives out in the Ver
dugo country on his beautiful ranch, and
he says that a party came to his house last
night ard reported the shooting of a Chi
The informant told Judtre Ross that the
man was a vegetable vender, and that he
was passing through the canyon when
some one in ambush fired two shots at
him. both of which took effect.
Deputy Sheriff Martin Agnitre has gone
to the scene of the shooting.
BAXT A FE MATES.
The Cut Will Tic ta Force for Several
LOS ANGELES, March 14.— The local
officials of the Santa Fe received word last
night from headquarters that the cut rate
of $2 50 on second-class east bound business
would be in force until the 17th inst., in
stead of the 14th. as originally intended.
The cause of this is stated to be that the
Fanta Fe people have not received the de
eired assurance from certain other lines
that rates will be maintained and no deals
made for cutting. If this assurance is
forthcoming by the 17th the rate will be
restored, otherwise it is quite likely that
the date will be still further extended and
further cutting of rates may result.
Accused of Stabbing a Ball-Flayer.
LOS ANGELES, March James Don
nelly, the baseball-player from New
Haven, Conn., who was stabbed in the
back while walking through Sonora town
last night, is lying at the Receiving .Hos
pital in a critical condition. Donnelly re
members having come into town from
Pasadena and of having started out to see
thesiphtsln company with several, com
panions. He also remembers having
struck at one of his companions during a
row which followed, but cannot tell who
stabbed him in the back. Three men are
under arrest charged with the crime.
• Accident to Ex-Mayor Xichols.
LOS ANGELES, March 14.— Ex-Mayor
John G. Nichols was standing on the steps
of the Potomac block this morning watch
ing a workman far up on the steeple of the
First Presbyterian Church, when he lost
his balance and fell, dislocating his hip and
otherwise injuring himself. The ex-Mayor
served as the city's chief executive in 1851.
He is now 82 years of age and it is feared
that the accident, at his advanced stage of
life, has caused injuries which will prove
Governor Budd Invited to Ze* Fiesta.
LOS ANGELES, March 14.— An invita
tion was sent to-day by Director-General
Meyberg to Governor Budd, requesting
the presence of the* chief executive and
his staff in this city during fiesta week.
The fiesta fund is growing daily, and by
the time carnival season arrives the com
mittees have no doubt but that sufficient
money will be in the treasury to meet all
the expenses of the great celebration.
Burning of a Sehoolhouse.
LOS ANGELES, March 14. -Belvedere
cchooihouse, in the southeastern portion of
this city, was burned at an early hour this
morning. The lire is supposed to have
originated from a stove. The loss will be
about $3000, being partly covered by in
An Editor Acquitted of TAbel.
LOS ANGELES, March 14.— The jury in
the $20,000 libel case of Blanton Duncan
vs. the Evening Express Company brought
in a verdict this afternoon for defendant
after being out but a short time.
SUING THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS
Action Begun in the Santa Clara Courts
tnj the Southern Pacific.
SAN JOSE, March 14.— 1n the Superior
Court the South Pacific Company and the
Southern Pacific Railway Company have
begun action against the town of Los Gatos
and Fen Massol, the president, and Henry
Scbomberg, E. N. Davis, T. J. Davis and
D. P. Simonds, the members of the Board
of Trustees of the town. The action was
brought to restrain the town of Los Gatos
from appropriating for public use and
graveling and guttering a portion of Santa
Cruz avenue in that town. The piece of
land in controversy is described as being
39 feet in width and 505 feet in length,
being a portion of the right of way and
appurtenant to a railway owned by the
South Pacific Coast Railway Company. It
is alleged in the complaint that the latter
company leased the premises to the South
ern Pacific Company, which corporation
now claims to have the legal right to their
On March 4, 1895, the Board of Trustees
passed a resolution to grade, gravel and
gutter the whole of Santa Cruz avenue,
which, it is claimed by the plaintiffs,
would deprive them of the possession of
the property. A petition for an injunction
against the proposed work on Santa Cruz
avenue was filed by A. tf. Towne and J. C.
Stubbs, who are the sureties, in the sum of
$1000, upon the undertaking in injunction.
J. E. Foulds and F. B. Lake are attorneys
for the plaintiffs.
SELMA`S BOGUS PETRIFACTION
A. Story Told in Court of Hotc the Fig-
ui-e Was Made, Hurled nnd Dug Up.
FRESNO, March 14.— The preliminary
examination of Lemon and Woods, the
lucn arrested for w^iag am uniwtion of a
The San Francisco Call.
petrified human body to N. V. Daggett,
has been in progress at Selma to-day and
some interesting developments have been
made. District Attorney A. E. Snow is
conducting the prosecution.
The most important witness examined
was C. P. Bozeman, who told how he had
made the figure in May, 1591. The life
likeness of the imitation was due to the
fact that he used his young daughter as a
model. When the figure was completed
it was buried in Cantua Canyon, in the
extreme southern end of the county, where
several other imitations of petrified human
bodies have been discovered. Some time
afterward Bozeman dug up the body, pre
tending that he had come upon it by
Lemon and Woods were induced to buy
it, and later they sold it to Daggett for
$2500. Now the latter has discovered the
fraud and has had a criminal action
SANTA CRUZ MURDER TRIAL
Abram. Soto Tells How lie Came to Kill
SANTA CRUZ. March 14.— At the trial
of Abram Soto, the eighteen-year-old
slayer of Juan Gonzago, the prisoner testi
fied to-day that he knew of the quarrel
some character of deceased.
Soto said that John Gonzago and one
Castro were about to engage in a auarrel,
when he separated them. On the way
home Gonzago, who was drunk, accused
Soto of having been talking about his
(Gonzago's) girl and wanted to fight him.
Soto denied saying anything to the girl,
wnen Gonzago struck him. Not resenting
the blow Gonzago struck him again, when
the prisoner fell. As he was about to rise
he saw Gonzago reach around to his pocket
for his knife, and to protect himself he
stabbed his assailant. He knew Gonzago
was firmed, for he saw him with a knife on
the day of the killing.
Witnesses testified that Gonzago had
made threats to kill people while under
the influence of liquor and also that he
struck people with weapons.
The case will go to the jury to-morrow.
A Bid for the Admission Day Fete.
SANTA CRUZ, March 14.— Efforts are
being made to secure the Native Sons
Admission day fete for this city.
FRESNO THIEVES DESPAIR.
One of the Female Shoplifters
Evidence Against the Looters
of Dry-Goods Stores
FRESNO, March 14.— One of the two
women shoplifters who were arrested here
yesterday afternoon while engaged in pil
fering in A. J. Wienger's dry-goods store,
made a determined effort to commit sui
cide at the County Jail. She complained
of a severe headache and sent for some
medic hie. she was allowed to have all of
it and took six or eight times as much as
was prescribed. She soon felt in a fit, but
During the day three more complaints
were filed against them, making five in all.
Among the articles recovered from the
room, which they had engaged when they
pame up from their home at Bakersfield,
were a dozen large potted plants and two
valises filled with valuable lace goods.
The women's bonds were raised from
$250 each to $1250 and this is likely to in
The officers who went to Bakersfield to
get evidence against the women have found
hundreds of dollars' worth of goods. The
women gave the names of Mrs. Annie
Holkey and Mrs. Carrie Libby.
Sangcr Vostoffice Looted.
FRESNO. March 14.— The postoffice at
Sanger, fifteen miles from this city, was
broken into last night and all the stamps
and a small sum of money were stolen.
The mail v:as strewn all over the room,
but apparently none was taken. There is
no clew to the robbers.
TJte Monterey and Fresno Jtoad.
FRESNO, March 14.— Colonel A. "W.
Jones, promoter of the Fresno and Monte
tey Railroad, sends word from New York
to interested people here that develop
ments point to the resumption of work at
both ends of the line within sixty days.
A PLEASONTON HORSETHIEF
Thrte Valuable. Animals Stolen Front.
Major Vico's Ranch.
SACRAMENTO, March 14. — Monday
night three valuable horses were stolen
from the ranch of Major Ramon Pico, sit
uated near Pleasanton, in the Livermore
The fact that a trusted negro servant
named Henry Green disappeared at the
same time has given rise to the suspicion
that he accompanied the animals.
This evening Major Pico, who had
heard that the horses had been
taken overland toward this city, and
had followed them in hopes of
recovering his property, received notice that
one of the animals, a trotting mare known
as Lena, had been recovered in Stockton,
but no trace of the other racers has as yet
been obtained. One of the latter is the
major's favorite saddle animal, General,
and is valued highly. The other is the
trotting stallion Napoleon.
A colored man named Henry Thomas
was arrested on suspicion by the police
this morning, but was restored to liberty,
as he furnished proof that he was
an employe of Ed Corrigan, the noted
turfman, aud had come to Sacramento,
having in charge two horses belonging to
the latter gentleman, which he had brought
up from San Francisco to the ranch of Del
As the authorities have an excellent de
scription of the missing animals it is
thought they will be recovered to-morrow
if they are in this vicinity.
CHINA MAN SHOT NEAR OROVILLE
A. Fisherman Quarrels With the Mongols
and Fatally Injures One of Them.
OROVILLE, March 14.-A Swedish fish
erman, name unknown, entered a Chinese
camp on the west bank of Feather River,
seven . mile? -' south of Oroville, this after
noon and accused the men of stealing a
pair of trousers he had left hanging up on
a tree. The Chinese denied this, and he
repeated the accusation.
In the row that followed he phot one of
the Chinese with a shotgun, the charge
entering the stomach. The Chinese made
a rush to kill him, when he dropped his
gun, ran to the edge' of the river, sprang
into a boat and escaped.
The officers are searching for him, as the
Chinaman is fatally injured and will die.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1895.
FOR A FERRY BRIDGE
Favorable Action on a
Plan to Secure a
TEXT OF THE MEASURE.
Empowers Harbor Commis
sioners to Exert the Right
of Eminent Domain.
THEY MAY CONDEMN PROPERTY
The Assembly Votes on the Bill
With but Little Dis
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— Senator
Gleaves' bills concerning proposed changes
at the foot of Market street to enable the
construction of an overhead passenger
bridge came up in the Assembly to-day.
There were originally three biils, and, al
though the House was in favor of the
bridge, it killed the two bills for the pro
posed sites— one yesterday and one to-day.
The two bills killed provided for an ex
change of certain properties belonging to
the State for land to be condemned.
One bill was passed. This empowered
the Harbor Commissioners to condemn
and purchase the property at the junction
of Market, East and Sacramento streets.
Senate bill 61 was the first considered
to-day. It authorized the Harbor Commis
sioners to exchange certain property east
of the westerly line of East street with the
owners of the triangular corner common
to Market, Sacramento and East streets.
Price of Sonoma violently opposed the
bill, and before the debate had gone on five
minutes Dixon, the chairman of the Com
mittee on Commerce and Navigation, was
inviting the representative of the wine
growing county to step outside and settle
a question of veracity at fisticuffs.
Price said he thought the bill should be
voted down, as the Committee on Com
merce and Navigation had reported on it
Dixon protested that the committee had
taken advantage of his being sick and of
friends being absent to give the measure an
"\Vhen the gentleman says we took any
advantage of him he speaks an untruth,"
Dixon, his face ablaze with passion,
shouted, "Take down those words."
Brusie, who was in the chair, called out
for the clerk to take down the words, but
he did so in such a way that the House
langhed. This angered Dixon, especially
as Price was shouting that he was willing
to hare his words taken down and would
add more to them.
"Take them down, I say," called Dixon
excitedly. "This is no laughing matter.
And if I cannot be protected on the floor
from having my word disputed I warn Mr.
Price that I will make him answer for his
As he spoke Dixon shook his hand at
Price, and declared that the whole truth
of the matter was that when the committee
had visited San Francisco the Harbor
Commissioners had not given them any
fine dinners, but had just shown them
the places where the changes were to be
Price here said that they had expected
no dinners. The Harbor Commissioners
had given some whisKy, though, but if they
expected they were eoing to get their votes
for that the Commissioners made a mis
take. "They want to give a large tract for
a small one," said Price. "Besides, lam
against the trading of any water-front
property and think the State should re
main the proprietor."
Dinkelspiel declared that, irrespective of
free lunches and steam beer, he was in
favor of the bill. He thought the bill rep
resented the wishes of all the best people
of San Francisco.
The House, however, felt that the State
should not give up its title to the least bit
of water-front property and the bill was
refused passage. The vote was as follows:
Ayes— Berry, Brusie. Coleman, Collins, Cut
ter, Davis, Devine, Dinkelspiel, Dixon, Dwyer,
Huber, Kenyon, Laugenour, Meads, McKel
vey, Nelson, I'helps, Powers, Twigg— l9.
Noes— Ash, Barker, Bennett, Bettninn, Bled
soe,Bulla,Cargill, Coughlin,Dale. Devitt, Dodge,
Dunbar, Ewing, Kassett, Glass, Guy, Hall, Hat
field, Healey, Holland. Hudson, Johnson,
Jones, Keen, Laird, Merrill, North, Osborn,
Price, Reid, Richards, Rowell, Stansell, Wade,
Waymire, Weyse— 36.
Then Senate bill 62 was taken up. This
empowers the Harbor Commissioners to
condemn the triangle by exerting the right
of eminent domain. There was almost no
discussion. The vote was as follows :
Ayes— Barker, Bennett, Berry, Bettman, Bru
sie, Bulla, Butler, Coughlin, Coleman, Dale,
Davis, Devine, Dinkelspiel, Dixon, Dodge, Dun
bar, Dwyer, Kwing, Gay, Hall, Hntficld, Healey,
Holland, Huber, Hudson, Johnson, Jones, Ken
yon, Laugenour, McKelvey, Kelson, North,
O'Day, Osborn, Pendleton, Powers, Price, Reid,
Rowell, Sanford, Staley, Stansell, Twigg, Wade|
Waymire, Weyse, Zocchi, Lynch — 18.
Noes— Blcdsoe, Meads— 2.
Proposed Stringent Law In-
TENDED TO AFFECT CHINAMEN.
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— The Assem
bly to-day adopted a proposed constitu
tional amendment, which, if it becomes a
law, will take away the right of a China
men, even to the clothes on his back. The
proposed amendment reads as follows:
Foreigners shall not have the right to acquire,
possess, enjoy, transmit or inherit property in
this State, unless they are eligible to become
citizens of the United States under the natural
ization lawn thereof.
There were only three votes against this
measure. These were Bassford, Collins and
Hudson. It was intended to refer only to
real estate, but at present includes prop
erty of every sort.
Ihe Senate sent back the bill appropriat
ing $42,500 for supplies furnished the
militia last July, advising that the $700
added by the Assembly to one item be
Brusie asked that the $700 be insisted on,
as the groceryman had furnished goods
when no one else could be found to do so
and the supplies were made under a spe
McKelvey reminded the House that all
bills had been carefully passed on by the
various officers. Rather than occasion any
delay, however, the House consented to
withdraw the $700 raise and the bill went
to the Governor.
Tibbitts of Amador succeeded in getting
his bill to allow the use of alternate jurors
passed to-day. Tibbitts' measure was sup
ported by the leading lawyers of the
House. It provided a surety against a
failure to procure a verdict and was recog
nized as valuable. This morning on re
consideration it was passed by a vote of 58
The Amador Assemblyman had another
bill to prevent Wells, Fargo & Co. from
carrying armed guards on their stages with
treasure. This was to keep stage-robbers
from firing in#o stages they intended to
bold up. This morning Superintendent
Tracy of Wells, Fargo & Co. and Detective
Hume came to the House and assured him
that if he would withdraw his bill they
would put their guards on the seat with
the driver instead of with the passengers,
as before. Tibbitts agreed.
Only two men voted against the consti
tutional amendment proposing to limit
the contingent expenses of each house to
$25,000. The two voting against the meas
ure were Boothby and Meads. There is a
provision in the amendment allowing an
additional expense to be incurred if three
fourths of both houses agree.
The reconsideration of the bill to expend
$25,000 on a system of ventilation was
effected to-day. After a long debate the
bill was finally passed by a vote of 45 to 20.
The fate of the old City Hall has been
settled at last. I'o-day the Assembly
passed Senator Biggy's bill authorizing the
Supervisors to put up a suitable building
for Poiice Courts, jail, Morgue and other
municipal purposes. The bill now goes to
the Governor for his signature.
Over an hour was spent in fighting over a
$75 a month job this afternoon. The ele
vator attendant put in his bill at $75 a
month. This the Senate allowed. The
Assembly reduced the salary to $50. Sena
tor Voorhela announced that the elevator
man was his appointment and he had the
bill sent back to the Assembly with the ad
vice that they raise the salary to $75. The
Conference committees met and were sent
back unsatisfied. The response was al
ways that Voorheis wanted $75 a month
for his man.
This aroused the combativeness of the
Assembly. It was urged that they should
not recede from their amendment. Nearly
$500 of time was spent in a call of the
House that was deemed necessary. Final
ly, to save time and money, forty-one men
agreed to the $75 proposition and the As
The general primary law, composed of
the ideas of Calor, Popper, Kelly and a
hundred others, was adopted by a vote of
49 to 3. The bill is cumbrous. It contains
so many contradicting provisions that it
will hardly pass the Senate. Had it been
made to include the country counties it
would have been bitterly fought. As it is,
including only San Francisco and Los An
geles, it passed by a vote of 49 to 3.
Another bill was presented to-day, the
sixty-seventh dny of the session. It pro
vides that all private claiiii bills passed
this year shall not be payable till January,
1896. It also provides that they shall pass
through the hands of the Board of Exam
iners before being paid.
Among the other bills passed were:
Establishing a justice's court at Berkeley.
Providing that commitmpnis to reform
schools shall be made by Superior Judges only
and that when possible the parents shall pay
half the child's support.
Allowing the Southern California Insane
Asylum to sell certain water rights.
Authorizing franchises for elevated and
Allowing the County Assessor, Tax Collector
and Treasurer of a county to do the work of
similar officers for cities of the fourth and fifth
classes Jn their counties.
Appropriating $3000 to pay a claim of the
State Agricultural Society.
Appropriating $200,000 for th« Whittier
Reform School, in place of $245,000 allowed
by the general appropriation bill.
Appropriating $2500 for the Ptate Viticul
tural Commission and providing for its demise
on December 31.
Appropriating $653 for additional land for
the Napa Insane Asylum.
Prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors
near soldiers' homes.
Providing for disincorporation of the muni
cipal corporations of the sixth class.
Authorizing the construction of a City Hos
pital in San Francisco.
STOCKTON'S NEW LIBRARY.
Opening of One of the Finest
Edifices of Its Kind on
The Building Is of Brick and
Marble and Is a Gift
to the City.
STOCKTON, March 14.— Stockton opened
to the public to-night its new Free Public
Library building and now boasts the best
building used exclusively for public library
purposes in any city of its size in the
The building was built with money re
ceived through the bequest of Dr. W. P.
Hazelton, who, dying at Tarrytown, N. V.,
left to the city $74,000 to be used for library
purposes. The structure occupies the cor
ner of Market and Hunter streets, 100 feet
fronting on East.
It is brick veneered with marble and
finished with marble on the inside. In its
building over 3000 square feet of white
marble 2-inch veneer and 1500 cubic feet
of marble molding were used on the out
side and over 1000 square feet of colored
marble veneering on the inside.
The stack or book room is entirely fire
proof and capable of holding 40,000 vol
Tlte Stepfather and Mother of the Fresi-
dent's Wife at the Slough City.
STOCKTON, March 14.— Henry E. Per
rine and wife, the stepfather and mother
respectively of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, ar
rived in Stockton this afternoon, Mr. Per
rine wishing to visit his old friend, H. 0.
Matthews, with whom he was engaged in
business in Stockton in the '50's.
Mr. Perrine was much surprised at the
present size and importance of the city
which, when he left here years ago, was
merely a supply depot for the miners. The
gentleman talked freely to the local re
porters concerning his early residence here.
Mr. Perrine and his wife left for the south
ern part of the State this evening. They
will return to their home ia Buffalo by way
of New Orleans.
THE SCALPERS` BILL
Governor Budd Says He
Will Not Approve the
SOUTHERN PACIFIC PLEA
The Railroad's Employes Make
an Argument for the
BLEDSOE LEADS THE OPPOSITION
The Executive Makes Some Forcible
Remarks Concerning the Char
acter of the Proposed Law.
SACRAMENTO, March 14. — Governor
Budd will not approve the anti-scalpers'
bill, for he said so to-night.
The scalpers and the Southern Pacific
had a day in court before the Governor to
day. The afternoon was consumed in the
arguments over the extraordinary bill
which the Legislature sent to the Gov
ernor for his signature. Governor Budd
at various points in the dialogue
plainly and pointedly intimated that
the bill would not be signed, and
skillfully drew from the railroad's ad
herents cogent admissions why it should
not be signed.
Assemblyman Bledsoe, one of the bit
terest opponents of the bill in the Legisla
ture, made the first address, saying: "I
introduced the amendment which provides
that a purchaser of a ticket in good faith
may sell or give it to another. I have
fought this bill for three sessions. I bave
never been able to understand the extraor
dinary interest which the Southern Pacific
takes in this bill and why it should main ■
tain its lobby here. I know that it has
had such lobbyists as Gillis and Gage here
and some disguised lobbyists who appear
as employes of the corporation. Knowing
the history of the Southern Pacific Com
pany and the way it has treated the
people of this State, I do not think
the provisions of a bill which the cor
poration's lobby works so earnestly for
can be of benefit to the people of Califor
nia. Look at the penal propositions in the
bill. When a man buys a ticket he pays
for it in advance. It should make no
difference who rides that ticket out. If
the purchaser of a ticket violates the pro
visions of this bill he goes to prison. If
the corporation violates it, it is to be im
prisoned. How are you going to imprison
a corporation? Will C. P. Huntington, H.
E. Huntington, Colonel Crocker or Steven
Gage endure the vicarious punishment, or
wiil some gentlen an who has been here
for the last two months lobbying for the
bill go to prison for the corporation?"
George W. McKenzie of Chicago, presi
dent of the American Ticket-brokers 1 As
sociation, made a strong argument against
the bill. He laughed at the idea that the
bill was to protect the railroad conductors,
and referring to Conductor Massey, who
was present, said : "Brother Massey car
ried me on his train on my bridal tour and
now he comes here to be protected by the
people of California. Six years ago the
Southern Pacific came here to lobby for the
bill. The railroad, of course, is not here
to-day. It is merely the conductors. Why
are they here?"
'Of course, while they are here they are
not getting any pay from the road," sug
gested the Governor, and the c»owd which
had gathered to hear the argument
"When a conductor has not sufficient
discrimination to lift a scalper ticket, of
course he is docked. Brother Massey is
frequently docked in this way," sarcas
tically continued McKenzie. He also ex
plained the workings of the Ticket-brokers
Association. He challenged the con
ductors to show where a single one had
been forced to make good a scalped ticket
to the railroad. There was no acceptance
of the challenge.
Then McKenzie declared that ticket
brokers bought tickets from the railroads
and divided the commissions with the pur
chasers of the tickets, while, when the pur
chaser bought his ticket in the Southern
Pacific Office the commission was divided
between Stubbs and Goodman, and this
commission on the overland tickets
amounted to thousands of dollars a year.
William Ross of the Southern Pacific,
who represented the ticket clerks and the
conductors, denied this and challenged
McKenzie to prove his statement. Mc-
Kenzie sought to interrupt, but Ross said
that he preferred to speak continuously —
otherwise he might get rattled.
"I am glad to see that somebody con
nected with the Southern Pacific can get
rattled," said the Governor.
Ross read from Judge Cooley'a report
condemning the business of the ticket
Governor Budd declared that under the
provisions of the bill the man who bought
a ticket after it had been sold to a second
person could be punished more severely
than the man who stole a ticket or the
man who sold his child on the street. The
bill gave no discretion to the Judge. It
was $200 tine or a year's imprisonment, as
the minimum. "Do you think that is
right?" asked the Governor of Ross, and
"How is it with you, Brother Massey?"
asked the Governor.
Massey said, "Yes, I think it is."
The railroad men talked of the wicked
ness of the scalpers. They did not want to
injure the dear people, but they did want
to get at the scalpers. Ross admitted that
he did not like the amendment, but wanted
the bill as originally drafted.
The Governor declared that the bill came
to him in the amended form. His only
course was to sign the bill as it was or to
The Governor gave the scalpers and the
conductors a second hearing to-night. In
response to statements by Conductor
Massey Governor Budd said:
"Under this bill, if I bought a ticket and
gave it to my friend Gould he would not
break the law, but if he gave or sold it to
Thomas then they would be punishable."
"But Gould would not do it," said
"I suppose not, for I presume you have a
pass," said the Governor.
'•Is Gould your friend?" asked Massey.
"He was, but as he has been looking for
office I don't know whether he is now,"
said the Governor.
These sallies disconcerted the Assembly
man and the Chairman of the Democratic
State Central Committee. After a little
chaffing of this sort Ross said:
"But if you sign the bill?"
"Bnt I shall not," said the Governor.
"It is a bad bill; it makes the giving away
of a ticket worse than stealing one. and
gives the offender a more severe punish
"Why, robbery is punishable for twenty
years," persisted Massey.
"You know more about robbery than
you do about petty larceny, probably,"
was the Governor's rejoinder.
Then there was some talk about the
prosecution of the Southern Pacific, and
the Governor said :
"I know of no power so great as the
Ross finally admitted that the amended
law was not a pood one.
"And I shall not approve it," said the
"In the future we may bring a bill which
will catch Ottinger and McKenzie and the
rest of the scalpers," said Ross.
"And when you do I will listen to argu
ments," was the Governor's reply.
VETOES AND APPROVALS.
Governor Budd's Action on Bills
Referred to Him.
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— The Gov
ernor to-day vetoed. Senator Franck's bill,
No. 438, appropriating $10,000 for the sup
port of the Woman's Relief Corps' Home
for two years.
The Governor has approved the following
Senate bill 313, authorizing: an autopsy phys
ician for the Coroner of San Francisco.
Bill 291 paying the contingent expenses of
Bill 365 appropriating a deficiency for re
pairs at the Stockton asylum.
A large contingent of railroad men and
representatives of ticket-scalpers met in
the Governor's office this afternoon and
presented arguments for and against the
anti-scalpers' bill, now awaiting the
BOOTHBY'S BOXING BILL PASS
The Assembly Carries It Amid
a Burst of Applause.
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— Boothby of
San Francisco, backed by the entire San
Francisco delegation, effected the recon
sideration of his bill allowing six-round
contests with five-ounce gloves.
Bledsoe tried to amend by inserting a
provision that the permission of the Sheriff
or Chief of Police should be necessary to
have a set-to. This was voted down by a
vote of 33 to 36.
When the roll wai called upon the pass
age of the bill there were only 38 ayes, Mer
rill of San Francisco voting "No." A call
of the House was demanded, but before
the doors were locked three more votes
were gathered in and the bill was declared
passed amid a burst of applause for
The Men Who Will Probably
SACRAMENTO, March 14. — Philip
Caduc of San Francisco, John Hackett of
Oakland and Mayo of the Hibernia Bank
will probably be the new Pilot Commis
sioners and may receive their appoint
Governor Budd stated to-night that
Reddy, Campbell and Metson had not re
quested Caduc's appointment, but the ap
pointment has been recommended by
many prominent citizens, among whom
are W. D. English, W. W. Foote and
SAN RAFAEL WILL CASE.
A Healdsburg Man Disinherited
by his Wife Resorts
The Facts of an Interesting
Contest Involving Thirty
SAN RAFAEL, March 14.— Herman J.
Zellar, residing at Healdsburg, is contest
ing the will of his wife, Mrs. Sophia Zellar,
who died at San Rafael, at the Cypress
Villa, about two years ago.
Mrs. Zellar was an aged German lady,
who had been boarding at the villa for sev
eral years. Mrs. Jordan, the proprietress
of the Cypress Villa, as well as the guests,
was under the impression that Mrs. Zellar
was a poor widow, and she was shown
many acts of kindness by Mrs. Jordan.
Shortly after her death it was found that
she was wealthy, and also that she had
left a will bequeathing Mrs. Jordan $20,000,
to Mrs. Vater $10,000 and to her husband $1.
Mrs. Zellar had not lived with her hus
band for over twelve years, and the money
she left was hers before she married him.
Three months after her death her husband
produced a check for $19,000, drawn about
thirteen years ago in his favor by Mrs.
Zellar. He brought suit against the execu
tor for the amount, but lost his suit. He
then carried it to the Supreme Court, and
the decision of the Supreme Court was
Zellar is now taking another tack. He
is contesting the will and trying to prove
that Mrs. Zellar was of unsound mind
when she made the will. The testimony
so far does not bear out that idea. The
San Rafael people are giving the case much
attention, as Mrs. Jordan of the Cypress
Villa is well ana favorably known in the
community. The defense will not likely
introduce any testimony until Saturday,
as the contestant has a few more witnesses
to offer. The case is being tried by a jury
in Judge Angelotti's court. The legal at
em in the case is as follows: Attorneys
Duffey, Crowley and Castleton for the con
testants, and Attorneys Hepburn, Wilkins
and E. B. Martinelli (District Attorney) for
The sum involved is deposited in various
banks of San Francisco.
The City nail Bill.
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— The bill au
thorizing the new City Hall Commissioners
to change their plans for 'completing the
structure was passed to-nightf That "will
do away with the contention of the archi
tect, save that the plans for his tower must
be followed, and will probably giteiiim no
standing in court on his appeal. It will
enable the commission to put any sort of
roof it may choose on the building.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE BRIBERY PROBE.
The Possible Lexowing
of the Sacramento
GRAND JURY MAY ACT.
Foreman La Rue Will Demand
an Investigation of the
ATTORNEY- GENERAL NOT IDLE.
Southern Pacific Lobbyists May Be
Called Onto Explain Their Sig
SACRAMENTO, March 14. -The Senate
investigating Committee will meet to-mor
row night at 8 :30 to listen to the evidence
in support of the charge made by Senator
Bi ggy against Senator Dunn. Senator
Biggy will come up on the evening train to
Attorneys Foote, Nougues and Dwyer
will request that a general investigation
shall be made into the truth or falsity of a
Senatorial combine. The committee will
not consent to this, and will on Saturday
report to the Senate the result of the
night's investigation. The Legislature
will adjourn on Saturday. For this reason
the committee does not desire to sit be
yond that period, though the attorneys
have urged such a course.
But the investigation will not end here.
The Grand Jury of Sacramento County
will be in session Monday. H. M. La Rue,
its foreman, will demand an investigation
of a Senatorial combine. Mr. La Rue
visited the Capitol building to-day. Other
men have also been making investigations.
They claim to have discovered facts. An
investigation into the combine proposition
will follow. Certain lobbyists may protest,
and it is significantly whispered to-night
that following the adjournment of the
Legislature will come disclosures of the
most startling sort. Beginning with the
earlier votes of the session, an independent
investigation has led to a significant re
sult. On certain doubtful matters of legis
lation the same votes recur with startling
The Southern Pacific lobby will also re
ceive attention at the hands of the Grand
Jury of Sacramento County. Instead of
Lexowing San Frar.cisco, it is now pro
posed to Lexow the Legislature. Attor
ney-General Fitzgerald has not been idle
and may take a hand. The open remarks
of lobbyists in the corridors are matters of
record, and they will be called upon to ex
plain the significance of their talk about
being "braced for stuff."
The committee on investigation had s
brief session this morning. As Senator
Biggy was absent little was done. Attor
ney Nougues suggested that the whole
subject of a combine be investigated.
Attorney Foote declared that Senator
Biggy would be ready to answer as to the
truth of his assertions. He added that if
the committee would open its doors and
give full scope to the investigation of the
charges that a combine existed many wit
nesses would be summoned. He intimated
that he had some sensational evidence to
submit, and that Biggy was prepared to go
before the Grand Jury.
Senator Smith of tne investigating com
mittee regretted the shortness of time
owing to the approach of the day of ad
journment. Attorney Nougues told the
committee that it certainly had the power
to hold over after the adjournment. Sen
ator Dunn did not appear before the com
COUNTY GOVERNMENT BILL
It leads to Lively DiscussroN in
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— When the
amended county government bill came
back to the Assembly a roar went up. The
representatives of Tehama, Modoc, Shasta,
Alameda, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Santa
Barbara, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, re
fused to concur in the amendments made
in the salaries of their officials.
Bledsoe of Humboldt objected to the ap
pointment of an extra Deputy Sheriff and
an extra Deputy County Clerk for each
county having a new Superior Judge.
The Assembly refused to concur in thes«
amendments, and a conference committee,
consisting of Dodge, Osborn and Reid, was
appointed to confer with a similar commit
tee from the Senate.
The committee met and agreed upon a
few minor amendments. A free confer
ence will have to be asked for the amend
ments of greater importance, as no agree
ment could be reached.
May Be Appointed Adjutant- General.
SACRAMENTO, March 14.— J. Drifflll of
Pomona will probably be appointed
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