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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 96.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE
Kidnaping of a Thief by
an Oregon Sheriff at
A VERY BOLD STRATAGEM
The Officer Prevents the Es
cape of a Criminal by
OUTWITTING OF ATTORNEYS.
A Writ of Habeas Corpus Secures
Freedom to a Prisoner for Only
a Brief Time.
FRESNO, Cal., March I.",.— Charles Hen
derson was forcibly taken from the Court
bouse here to-day by Deputy Sheriff Sears
• gon, who had been sent down to get
Henderson, who is wanted in Oregon for
Henderson haa been in this city for some
time, and when his whereabouts became
known Governor Budd issued a warrant
for his arrest on the requisition of the Gov
r-rnor of Oregon. The man was arrested
here two days ago. and he immediately
fwnrc out an application for a writ of
habeas corpus. He was taken before Judge
E. W. Rish y of the Superior Court, who
continued his case until to-day in order
that the noeessnry papers might come from
This afternoon Hondeson was again taken
into court, and after a Jong argument by
his attorneys hi> release was granted on a
technicality. Hendeson left the courtroom,
accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Sears.
When they reached the place where Sears'
baggy was standing the Deputy Sheriff
srizc'l Hendeson. hurriedly forced him into
the vehicle and drove madly off. Hende
s<>n's attorneys quickly swore out an ap
plication for another writ of habeas corpus,
bat it was impossible to serve it, as the
Oregon officer had escaped with his
lIiKIGATIOy TAX CASE.
Suit to I'rrrrnt Collection of a Heavy
Axsissjiictit in Sunset District.
FRESNO, March 15.— The collection of
taxes in the Sunset Irrigation District, the
-: in the State, will be fought in the
A; the last election of directors and other
officers of the district the element in favor
of building the proposed canal and making
other expensive improvements elected
ticket, an.l the Tax Collector, C. O.
.i' t.» Beß different
holdings for delinquent taxes, which
amounted to about $15,000. The assess
riient was a heavy one, and its collection
wiir- resisted on the ground that the list of
delinquent lands had not been made out
in proper form.
A. J. Arnundon was to-day granted an
injunction by Judge J. R. Webb of the
Superior Court, restraing Tax Collector
James from selling any lands until April
29. This is the- first step in what promises
to be a bitter fight for the disorganization
of the district.
Hogus I'rtri faction- Jtralers' Case.
FREBNO, March 15.— The preliminary
examination of H. K. Lemrnon and G. H.
Woods, who are charged with having sold
an imitation of a petrihed human body to
K. V. Daggett, was to-day continued until
next week. P. D. Bozeman, who made
the figure, testified that it was only one of
four that he had manufactured,
DEBS AT SPOKANE
TJie Strike Leader Jwlicates the Future
J'olicy of the A. R. V.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 15.— Eugene
president of the American Railway
Union, lectured to-night before a big au
dience at the Auditorium. He declared
his conviction that strikes could only re
eult in a failure, and that henceforth the
union will work along political lines.
"There can be no permanent or satisfac
tory solution of thift railroad question, '' he
said, "until the Government takes posses
t-ion of the railroads and runs them in the
interest of : in people. Our recent experi
ences have demonstrated that defeat is in
evitable. Just as soon as a strike is inaugu
rated disturbances will occurr. Courts will
be applied to, injunctions and mandamuses
will be Issued, and the leaders will be ar
rested and thrown into jail. Then the
strike will be easily broken. I tell you a
strike cannot succeed when it is against
the United States Government."
"What is your private income?" was
"I have not got a dollar. I own my
home, that is all."
Mr. Debs wiil leave for Seattle over the
Great Northern at 7 o'clock in the morn
ing. He will visit Taronia and Portland
and go through to California.
Suing for Subsidy Faynients.
TACOMA, Wash., March 15.— Richard
Brown, EL G. Hamilton. B. M. Campbell
and M. H. Evans, owners oi> the new
rolling-mill at Lakeview, have brought suit
to recover $22,500 of the $25,000 subsidy
: bent. The defendants are promi
nent citizens. The money under the agree
i!.. Nt was to be paid in monthly sums of
$2500 on the presentation of the exp»r : f.e
biJls. The plaintiffs allege that only $2500
has been paid on the subsidy.
Court-Martial Called, at Vancouver.
PORTLAND, Or., March 15.— A general
court-martial has been called at Vancouver
Barracks and it is understood that one of
the cases to come before it is that of Lieu
tenant K. L. Loveridge, Fourteenth In
fantry, I'nited Stales Army, on a charge of
drunkenness. Lieutenant Loveridge was
y i r< innted from second lieutenant
in the Eleventh Infantry to be first lieu
tenant in the Fourteenth.
The Oregon Jten-ivrrship Case.
PORTLAND, Or., March 15.— Argument
in the demurrer in the Oregon Short Line
and Utah Northern receivership was con
cluded to-day. A decision on the demurrer
will be announced Monday.
J'atol Acriilfiit at Sun Diego.
SAN DIEGO, March 15.— L1. H. Voss, a
resident of this city, was run over and
The San Francisco Call.
killed by an electric car this evening under
the very eyes of his wife and three child
ren, who were waiting for him. He was
on the front end of the car and dismounted
while it was in motion, falling directly in
front, where he was badly mangled.
THE UNKNOWN DEAD AT VALLEJO
Hotly of a Laborer Found Floating -Year
VALLE.TO, March 15.— As Quinton
Kane, a boatman, was rowing past the
magazine wharf at the navy-yard this
afternoon he saw a pair of Lands protrud
ing from the water, and on investigation
found the body of a man. He made fast
to the body and towed it to the wharf,
where he tied it, and sent for Coroner
Trull, who went to the yard Snd brought
the body to this side, where the inquest
was held to-night.
The body is evidently that of a long
shoreman, who was about 45 years of age,
;") feet 7 inches in height and weighing 200
pounds. The body w:is dressed in blue
overalls and jumper. In the pockets of
the clothing an empty snuff-box, white
handled jack-knife, a purse containing live
cents and a small key for a satchel were
The remains were not identified and will
be buried to-morrow afternoon, unless
word is received by Coroner Trull to hold
the body for identification. No scars or
marks of any description were on the body.
SAN RAFAEL'S LITTLE HERO.
A Six-Y ear-Old Boy Warns a
Train of Impending
SIGNALS THE ENGINEER AT NIGHT
With a Red Lan-
SAN RA FAEL, March 15.— Joseph Rielly,
aged fi years, is San Rafael's little hero,
and he earned the title last night by
warning a freight-train of danger.
As the San Francisco and North Pacific
Coast freight-train, consisting of forty cars,
was coming on the down grade, near the
trestle bridge, about 100 yards from the
depot last night at 9:30, the engineer saw
a red light ahead of him on the trestle and
managed to stop the train within twenty
yards of the signal. He was informed by
little Joseph Reilly that there was a buggy
turned upward on the trestle and that the
driver, A. B. Moretti, and the horse were
in the creek. The horse and driver were
rescued unhurt. Little Joe was in bed
when he heard the clatter of hoofs on
the trestle and knowing that the sound
was unusual he sprang out of bed, lit the
lantern and ran to warn the approaching
train. The horse had become unmana
geable and had run away, finally getting
on the trestle, and there wrecking the
ZEJuIjAS, WILT. CONTEST EXTiS.
A Compromise Between the Contestant
and the Proponents.
SAN RAFAEL, March 15.— The contest
of the will of Sophia Zellar came to a sud
den termination this morning by a com
promise between Mrs. J. F. Jordan and
Mrs. Rosaline Vater, the legatees under
the will, and Herman Zellar of Healds
burg, the husband of the deceased, who
was left only $1 in the will. The particu
lars of the compromise were not made
known, but it is understood that Mrs. Jor
dan anil Mrs. Yater conceded $10,000 and
the costs of the suit to contestant. Mrs.
Jordan had been bequeathed $20,000 by
Death of Ihree Well-Knotrn Citizens.
SAN RAFAEL. March 15.— John Fran
etta, a well-known citizen of San Fran
cisco, who was engaged in the wholesale
liquor business, died last night at 11
o'clock. Mr. Franotta came to make his
home in San Rafael about ten years ago
and engaged in the liquor business here.
A few years ago he disposed of his business
and* invested in real estate. He leaves a
widow, two daughters and one son, who is
engaged in bu.-iness in Guatemala. Mr.
Franetta had a host of friends. He was a
member of the Masonic order. He was
aped 62 years, and was a native of Russia.
James Peter Christensen, the well-known
real estate and insurance agent of the firm
of Wood, Christensen & Co., also inter
ested in the Pioneer Mill and Lumber
Company, died this morning at 8 o'clock
in San Francisco. He leaves a widow and
nne son. Mr. Christensen has been in San
Rafael for over twenty years. He was 47
years of age and a native of Denmark.
<;. A. Jacob, a prominent Republican in
local and San Francisco politics, died here
to-day aged 44 years. He was the proprie
tor of a saloon in San Francisco. He
leaves a widow and six children.
Engineer James Wel»h Dead.
SACRAMENTO. March 15. — James
Welsh, a well-known citizen, who has re
sided in Sacramento for upward of thirty
years, was found dead in his room at
the residence of Mrs. Dalton this evening.
Mr. Welsh was well-to-do, having fol
lowed the occupation of engineer on the
Sacramento River boats for years. The
cause of his death will probably not be
ascertained until after the Coroner's in
quest is held.
Jiurglara in JVnpa.
SACKAMENTO, March 15.— Two bur
glars effpcted an entrance through a win
dow into the residence of Mrs. Emily
James on Calistoga avenue, at 2 o'clock
this morning. They were heard coming
in, however, and wer<-- scared off before se
curing any booty. The marauders are sup
posed to have been tramps.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1895.
THE BRIBE INQUIRY.
Senator Biggy Recites
His Accusations Un
DUNN AS A FINANCIER.
An Allegation That He Was In
Tendency of the Committee to Pre
vent the Possible Lexowlng
of the Senate.
SACRAMENTO, March 15. — Senator
Biggy swore before the Senate investigat
ing committee to-night that Dunn tried to
induce him to enter into a combination of
twenty-three Senators for the revenue that
might be collected out of the railroad and
corporation "cinch" bills.
Dunn swore that Biggy's statement was
Julius Kahn swore that Dunn told him
he was in Sacramento for "the stuff," and
that if the insurance companies wanted
bills passed or bills defeated they must
Dunn swore that this statement was
The committee took a narrow view of its
powers, and a technical view as to evi
dence. The attorneys sought to intro
duce other evidence, but it was ruled out
on technicalities, and the investigation
was confined to the charge made by Biggy,
and this charge was limited in its applica
tion to Dunn. The atorneys were fortified
with other evidence, which under this
construction could not be admitted.
There is more trouble in store for the
Senate. It must either investigate now
arid make a thorough investigation or else
retire besmirched. There is evidence of a
combine. Does the Senate want it made
known? If so it can appoint a committee
to sit after adjournment to take the evi
Attorney Nougues pointed out to the
committee that it could sit after the Legis
lature adjourned. The committee was not
disposed to take this view of it, though
justified by Congressional precedent.
Here is a fact which may cause a change
If the committee will sit after the
session, or if the Senate will empower a
committee to do so, then a number of
business men of the city of San Fran
cisco will come before that committee
and testify that they have been approached
by legislators for money to influence 4gis
lation. These men do not care to appear
before a committee with the Legislature in
session at the same time and their busi
ness in jeopardy through bills which are
before that Legislature. If the Legislature
adjourns now, with these facts known,
without empowering a committee to make
an investigation it goes out of existence
The testimony of Kahn would not have
MEMBERS OF THE SENATORIAL INVBSTIQATINQ COMMITTEE.
been admitted to-night if Attorney Foote
had not skillfully so stated the fact that it
was almost forced on the committee in
spite of its rule to follow procedure in
courts of justice. '
The Legislature talked of Lexowing San
Francisco. What does it think of Lexow
The committee's verdict, which may be
"Not proven," will be returned to the
Senator Simpson, chairman of the In
vestigating Committee, read the statement
made by Senator Biggy* which led to the
investigation, when the committee met
to-night. The Judiciary Committee room
was thronged with a crowd of the curious.
Attorneys W. W. Foote, Joseph Nougues,
Julius Kahn ami J. J- Dwyer appeared for
Senator Biggy, and Congressman Grove L.
Johnson announced tnat he had been en
gaged to defend Senator Dunn. H. M.
La Rue, chairman of the Grand Jury of
Sacramento County was an interested lis
tener during the proceedings.
Attorney Foote a^ked if any course of
proceedings had been mapped out. Chair
man Simpson answered that the rules ob
served in courts of justice would be fol
lowed. The brief time allowed only the
hearing of the charge against Senator
li Are you sitting as a judicial body and
not as an investigating committee?" asked
"No, sir," Senator Simpson declared,
and then said that Senator Biggy should
make out his case first, but that the com
mittee would hear other evidence than
Attorney Foote asked if the charge
would be conlincd and restricted to its
application to Senator Dunn.
In reply to a question as to whether the
LEFT OUT IN THE COLD.
committee would sit after adjournment, if
the investigation was to take a wider
range, Senator Seawell declared that the
committee should get further authority
from the Senate.
Attorney Nougues declared that the
committee had authority under the code.
There was a little more preliminary
sparring. Foote did not' want the in
vestigation confined to the charge against
Dunn. He was ready to go on with the
case. Attorney Nougues cited pre
cedents to show that this committee
could continue its investigation after the
adjournment of the Legislature. He read
Biggy's statement and declared that if the
committee was prepared to listen to the
evidence he would produce evidence
relative to "cinch" bills, their authors,
their purpose and what the men who in
troduced the bills had done and said. If
the committee rind that the scope of tne
investigation was such that it would need
to continue a resolution mijrht be intro
duced for that purpose. lt We are pre
pared to go on as far as you are prepared
to go," continued Nougues.
Senator Smith of the committee declared
that the scope of the investigation evi
dently was greater than he had anticipated.
He favored reporting back to the Senate
at once for further power.
Foote objected to this. Senator Biggy
was ready to go on the stand and sub
stantiate the statement under oath.
"The attorney for Mr. Biggy blows hot
and blows cold," said Johnson. "He pro
posei to have an investigation that will
last all summer and then objects. It is
evidently not the intention to investigate
Mr. Dunn, but to throw mud on the
Senate. 1 '
Senator Biggy, after being sworn, said
that Konator Dunn proposed to him to sell
his vote. The first time was in the county
committee-room, on Sutter street, about a
Continued on Second Page.
GOV. BUDD WILL IN
! Sanctions the Valley
NO HITCH WILL OCCUR.
AM That the Bill Asks Is for a
Lease of Lands on the
THERE WILL BE SAFEGUARDS.
The Executive Sees No Objection to
the Proposition Sanctioned by
SACRAMENTO, March 15. — "I shall
sign the bill." That is Governor Budd's
answer to the sensational story in one San
Francisco morning paper that hq would
not act favorably on the bill to permit the
leasing of water-front lands for terminal
facilities by the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Railroad Company and his reply
to the editorial advice not to do so which
appears in another morning journal of
if l bhall sign the bill," repeated the Gov
ernor, "but I shall not do so immediately.
When a satisfactory lease has been pre
pared and has been approved by the Board
of Harbor Comissioners, of which Mayor
Sutro and I are members, tnen I will sign
The Governor continued:
"I am not going to sign any bill which
would give away the water front of San
Francisco to any corporation. That is not
the purpose of this bill. If the lease is
prepared specifying the mudflats in China
Basin and no other State property I shall
sign the bill. The lease must contain all
the safeguards necessary. It must state
specifically just what is wanted. It must
provide every safeguard that is needed.
"But it is idle to discuss this feature.
The valley road does not want to grab the
water front of San Francisco. All that it
asks is to lease terminal facilities. The
directors of the valley road are perfectly
satisfied with the lease proposed, so there
will be no trouble and I shall sign the
FOR THE NEW ROAD.
The First Shipment of Rails
Soon to Leave New York.
J. D. Spreckels and Attorney Preston
returned from Sacramento yesterday. Mr.
Spreckels said, when asked what caused
the delay on the part of the Governor in
signing the bill granting the valley road
privileges on the water front, that the bill
had only been engrossed and placed in the
executive's hands yesterday, and that there
was no reason for alarm* in the apparent
' : The Governor assured us that he would
sign it," said Mr. Spreckels, "and you may
rest assured that he will do as he has
promised. Everything is moving along
nicely and we apparently have clear sailing
Engineer Storey finds that the work of
attending to the numerous applications
for work which have flooded the office of
Mr. Spreckels for weeks past has in a large
measure been shifted to his shoulders. It
might be well to state in this connection
that Mr. Storey has all the men he re
quires, and that applications of this char
acter are useless.
It is stated that the first shipment of
rails for the new road will leave New York
on April 1 and will consist of 2000 tons. It
is believed the trip around Cape Horn can
be made easily in seventy days, if no un
favorable weather is encountered. This
probable order of 30,000 tons of rails has
had a marked effect in the East, where this
W. B. Storey Jr., Chief Engineer of
the Valley Road.
[From a photograph.]
particular line of business has been ex
ceedingly dull, and manufacturers look
upon it as in the nature of a sign of re
vival in business throughout the whole
Several members of the Pacific Stock
Exchange subscribed to the capital stock
of the road yesterday, and it is expected
that a substantial amount will be secured
when all the members have been heard
Some criticism was indulged in yester
day among projectors of the new line re
garding the position of Stockton in the
matter of subscriptions to stock, and a
comparison with the attitude of San Jose
was made which was not at all favoroble
to the former. Stockton plainly states
that her subscription to stock is contingent
upon the main line passing through that
city, while San Jose says either the main
line or a branch will be acceptable there.
TO REWARD HONESTY.
Those Who Stood by the Valley
Road to Be Commended.
A- proposition tag been act on foot by
Mr. William Fahf y of.this city looking to
a grand reception of the representatives in
the Legislature who stood with the people
in the recent vote on the bill giving to the
State a competing line of railroad through
the San Joaquin Valley.
The idea is to appoint committees, which
are to formulate a plan to demonstrate
public approval of faithful services from
"I believe," said Mr. Fahey, "that this
matter shottld be taken up right now, and
that the people should show their appreci
ation of these men whom they sent to the
Legislature to do them honest'service.
'■In this case the city and the State have
received a gjeat benefit through a very
small majority. When that majority ar
rives at the ferry-landing of this city'l be
lieve they should be welcomed with great
acclaim. Metropolitan Hall or some other
place should be hired ana speakers invited
to proclaim the sentiments of the people
in regard to the men who stood by them in
the hour of trial.
"The committees should all be at the
ferry landing to meet the statesmen as
they come off the boat, and march with
them through the streets with banners
and transparencies. The names of the
representatives should be displayed in a
most prominent manner."
BUREAU OF HIGHWAYS.
The Bill Passes and Now Goes
to the Governor.
SACRAMENTO, March 15.— Quite a fight
was made in the Assembly to-day against
the bill authorizing the appointment of a
Bureau of Highways consisting of three
members at $3000 a year. This commis
sion is empowered to gather statistics as to
the condition of the roads in each county
and to advise with the various Boards of
Supervisors as to the best methods to be
employed in roadmaking. They are also
to superintend the distribution of the
powdered trap rock for roads from Folsom.
They are, of course, empowered to employ
clerks, and altogether $31,000 is appropri
ated for their use in the next two years.
The commission is a necessary one. It
is the direct result of the good roads con
vention, and the provisions of the bill
vere decided upon after long discussion,
as the members x>f the committee realized
that commissions were in disfavor.
Bledsoe. Belshaw, Dr. Glass and Spencer
opposed the bill on the ground of economy,
while the friends of the measure urged that
it would be economy to pass it, and the
bill was sent to the Governor by a vote of
46 to 23.
Conviction of a Mndera Murderer.
MADERA, March 15.— The jury in the
trial of Jim Hanlip, an Indian, for the
murder of Pasquale Milesi, brought in a
verdict of murder in the first degree, with a
life sentence late last night.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WOMEN MAY NOT VOTE
The Equal Suffrage Bill
Given Its Quietus in
AN UNEXPECTED DEFEAT
Favorable Action Followed by
Reconsideration and an
TEACHERS WIN THEIR FIGHT.
Passage of the Pension Measure
After a Long and Stubborn Con
test by Opponents.
SACRAMENTO, March 15.— The woman
suffrage bill passed away to-day. It died
in the Senate.
Equal suffrage gained a victory in the
Senate to-day, but its advocates were so
elated that they threw discretion ;isi<le,
ar.d the result was reconsideration and de
feat. Some days ago the Senate destroyed
the purpose of an Assembly bill to givt
suffrage to women by inserting the word
"male" in the bill. The Assembly refused
to accept the amendment.
In an unguarded hour to-day the bill
came back to the Senate, and the Senate
receded from its amendment. This gave
suffrage to women. When the opponents
of equal suffrage realized the fact they
raised a storm of protest, and a motion to
reconsider was carried. Then the vote was
taken again on the motion that the Senate
recede from its amendment. The equal
suffragists were routed by the following
Ayes — Androus, Denison, Earl, Franck,
Gleaves, Hart, Holloway, Hoyt, Lutgford, Ma
honey, McGowan, Orr, Pedlar, Seymour, Smith,
Voorheis — 1 ti.
Noes — Aram, Arms, Beard, Bert, Burke,
Dunn, Fay, Flint, Gesaford, Hendersou, Lin
der, Martin, Mathews, McAllister, Seawell,
Shine, Shippee, Whitehurst, Withlngton— l9.
Absent or declined to vote — Biggy, Ford,
Mitchell, Simpson, Toner— s.
This virtually disposes of the bill at this
At the afternoon session the teachers'
pension bill came up for consideration.
The bill, which is No. 73G, introduced by
Ewing, passed the Assembly last night.
Senator Mathews attacked the measure.
He was followed by Senator Simpson, who
declared it was a service pension bill. The
State Teachers' Association had con
demned the bill, so bad the Southern
California teachers' convention. If the
teachers wished to organize let them
organize under the county insurance plan
or some similar hiw.
Senator Ford came to the rescue of the
bill. He eulogized the schools of Ger
many, which the United States might well
emulate. There the pension system pre
"Do you know what they pay teachers in
Germany?" asked Senator McAllister.
"I don't care what they pay in Ger
many," was the reply. "Wages are lower
in Europe than here. This bill proposes
to take 1 per cent of the salaries of certain
Senator Pedlar yielded to none in his
support of the public schools, he said, but
he could not vote for the bill. Senator
McAllister declared that the district which
he represents was opposed to the bill, and
Senator Mathews read opinions of teachers
in San Francisco opposing the bill. The
latter offered an amendment to destroy the
State aid feature.
Senator Gessford did not believe in class
legislation. He favored the amendment.
The teachers could then form their own
The amendment was adopted and the
bill was sent to print.
The Committee on Conference on the
county government bill allowed the salary
raiders of Alameda to have their own way,
and the Senate amendments were ac
The resolution was defeated calling for
an investigation of the ferry depot founda
tion in San Francisco by United States en
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