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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 101.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE
Los Angeles Orange
EFFECT OF LOW DUTY.
Foreign Shipments Depress
the Market for the
PRESENT TARIFF DESTRUCTIVE.
It Will Ruin One of California's
Great Industries, Says a
LOS AIKGELES, March 20.— Superin
tit E. C. Kirn ball of the Southern
I ni:i Fruit Exchange Association
n by the Call correspondent this
afternoon and asked regarding the query
mih to Senator White asking for in
formation on the question of the present
duty on oranges.
"Yes," lie >aid, ''we have informally
asked the Senator to furnish us some
a in the matter-of the duty on
it is becoming an important
Indeed with us now. I think that
• ■ reduced the tariff from 25 cents
per box to I. tents per box, and it was
merely for the purpose of verifying the
- that we sent the request to Senator
White for information.
"As a matter of fact 600,000 boxes of
oranges have been imported into this coun
try during the past few weeks from foreign
ports. The situation is very significant, i
This year Southern California is not placed
in competition with Florida, for Florida
has lost her crop by frost. And yet we can
not sell our seedlings. Why? Simply be
cause the duty has been placed so low that
foreign growers arc sending in their fruit
by the shipload and glutting the market.
That this condition is due to the tariff re
duction there can be no doubt, for in years
past with even Florida against us we have
found no difficulty indisposing of our crop.
"Of course, we can sell our navels, for
they are not raised in foreign countries to
any extent, but many growers have large
seedling orchards and they are suffering
severely from the depressed market. There
can be no doubt but that the low tariff is
destructive of one of our best paying in
FRUIT-GROWERS TO ORGANIZE.
Delegates from Southern County Ex
changes Meet at £,os Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, March 20.— Delegations
of fruit-growers from Orange, Riverside,
Ban Bernardino and Los Angeles counties
met in the Chamber of Commerce rooms
this morning to organize a Deciduous
W. E. Collins of Ontario acted as chair
man and G. W. Ogle of Pomona as secre
tary. The chairman at the outset spoke of
the poor condition of the orange market
during the past few years, and said that
deciduous fruit-growers were in the same
condition that the orangemen were two
The following committee was appointed
to prepare a plan of organization: Los An
geles County, G. H. Gallup; San Ber
nardino County. P. M. Dyar; Riverside
County, A. .7. Puls; Ventura County, H.
H. Cloud; Santa Barbara County, T. A.
Garcy ; Orange County, H. Hamilton.
Edward F. Adams, late manager of the
California Fruit Exchange of San Fran
cisco, addressed the meeting at great
length on the great benefits which would
accrue through the exchange system.
The committee on organization and plan ;
of action then reported as follows, the reso
lutions being adopted :
It is advisable that the deciduous fruit
growers of the State organize into local associa
tions for drying and selling, or for selling only
the fruit of their members, and for the sake of
efficiency and economy it is advisable to make
use of the existing citrus organizations for sell
ing purposes so far as may be possible and
The local organizations when formed should
co-operate with growers in other parts of the
Mate, through the medium of the California
A committee consisting of D. W. Hanna
of Los Angeles, C. C. Thompson of Pasa
dena and G. W. Ogle of Pomona was ap
pointed for the purpose of organizing local
associations throughout California.
The necessity for financial support of the
California Fruit Exchange was recognized,
and each local association was requested
to do in that matter whatever associations
in other parts of the State may do.
The meeting then adjourned sine die.
DESERTED HER HA BE.
Unknown Young Woman Leaves a Child
in a Hotrl.
LOS ANGELES, March 20.— A young
woman entered the Natick Hotel Tuesday
evening and registered as "Miss Boyd,
i ity." In her arms she carried quite a
large bundle, and her appearance generally
was that of a servant girl of the better
class. The clerk assigned the woman to
room 8, and she went upstairs at once.
Soon after this the woman was seen to
leave the room and hurry out to the street
by the ladies' entrance. Upon going to
the room about an hour or so later, the
chambermaid discovered a baby wrapped
up carefully and lying on the bed. The
infant was apparently only a few hours
The woman never returned for the child,
and it was turned over to the police ma
tron, who took it to a home where it is
receiving proper care.
California Crop Bulletin.
LOS ANGELES, March 20. — The
■weather crop bulletin for Southern Cali
fornia, furnished by Observer Franklin,
for the week ending March 18, says:
The rain, which was general in all sec
tions, came in well distributed showers
and has done a world of good to orchards
and farm lands. Grain is looking well,
and in many places the young grain is a
foot high and the rain practically assures
pood .rops. Early fruit trees are in full
A>nrr/i for a Swindler.
LOF ANGELES, March 20.— The police
a.Tf sf irchinj; for Harry Waite, an alleged
Bpiritualist and astrologer. He has swin
The San Francisco Call.
died many persons in this city and is
wanted now in a charge of swindling a San
Jose man out of $500. He worked in San
Jose with his father. The father is in San
Diego. The pair have worked together all
over the State.
Fir/ht on the. Oil Wells.
LOS ANGELES, March 20.— Residents
in the part of the city where oil wells are
have renewed the fight against the w«ll
men, and this time they will carry the
matter through the courts if they cannot
have the wells stopped otherwise. To-d;ty
they presented a petition to the council
and the Fire Commission.
SAN JOSE AXl> THE XEW ROAD.
The Fund in Aid of the Valley Line
SAN JOSE, March 20.— G. S. Montgom
ery and George M. Bowman, one of the
committees appointed to canvass for the
valley railway fund, received very flatter
ing encouragement in a canvass to-day.
They received a number of subscriptions,
amounting to $25,750, which brings the to
tal to the $90,000 mark.
The canvassers were confident that with
energetic work on the part of all commit
tees the fund can be increased to $250,000.
The canvass of the committees that were
just appointed will be prosecuted vigor
Besides a subscription of $10,000 C. H.
Phillips to-day made an offer of a free right
of way through the San Martin and Mor
gan Hill ranches.
Sent to the Jirfnrm Srhool.
SAN JOSE, March 20.— Eugene Inijada,
aged 13 years, was committed to the Whit
tier Reform School to-day as he could not
be controlled by his parents.
OUT OF SAN RAFAEL JAIL.
The Santa Rosa Bunko Men Es
cape the Meshes of
■ the Law.
Obtain Freedom by Aid of a
Lawyer and Writ of
SAN RAFAEL, March 20.— James Fox
and J. L. Swalm, the two men arrested
yesterday at San Anselmo and lodged in
the county jail here for trying to swindle
Farmer Crane near Santa Rosa, are again
at liberty, an energetic attorney and a
writ of habeas corpus securing their re
Bright and early this morning the attor
ney for the two confidence men appeared
at the courthouse and swore out a writ of
habeas corpus. The jail is in the same
. building and it was not long before Fox
and Swalm. stepped from their cells and
they lost no t ; me in making for Point San
Pedro and boarding a steamer for San
When Sheriff Allen and a deputy
arrived on the first train from Santa Rosa
they hurried to the jail. It was 10 o'clock
when they - appeared " and demanded the
prisoners. To their chagrin they learned
that the men had been released. As there
had been no counterfeit money found upon
them, and as there had been no warrant
telegraphed for their arrest, the Marion
county officials had been unable to retain
the bunko men.
I KXOWX- Iff CEXTERriLLE.
The San Rafael Swindlers Had Bunkoed a
pffßjpri •Fartner There.
IRVINGTON. March 20.— From the de
scription given of James Fox and J. L.
Swalm in this morning's Call, the people of
this place are confident that the bunko men
are the same who recently swindled John
Emmet of Centerville out of a large sum of
money, about a month ago. A young man
residing here, who was working for Emmet
at the time, says the men tally with the
descriptions of the confidence men arrested
at San Anselmo yesterday.
SAXTA BARBARA'S FLORAZ FETE-
The City's Accommodations for Visitors
SANTA BARBARA, March 20.— Some
fears have been expressed that Santa Bar
bara may be unable to accomodate the host
of strangers already gathering for the
flower festival. All fears on that score
may be set at rest. Our hotels still have
room, and when their capacity is exhausted,
private residences stand ready to open
their doors, rather than that any stranger
who honors the city with his presence upon
the occasion of her great annual fete shall
be turned away or be denied comfortable
quarters. Santa Barbara's hospitality is of
an expansive kind, and is always ready to
meet every demand upon it.
IXQUEBI AT COLMA.
Facts That Foint to Possible Murder in
the Clancy Case.
REDWOOD CITY, March 20.— Although
John Clancy says he killed his father Sun
day night at Colma in self defense, the ev
idence at the coroner's inquest would
seem to indicate that a murder had been
committed. The old man's head and face
were bruised and battered in a way that
showed that something more deadly than
a fist nad been uxed in striking the blows.
To-day young Clancy's shoes were exam
ined and on them were found blood and
hair, showing that he had kicked and
stamped on his father.
The coroner's jury decided that young
Clancy had caused his father's death, but
made no recommendation.
Seattle's Big Waterway Scheme.
SEATTLE, \Vash., March 20.— Henry
Semple Ames of St. Louis, the representa
tive of the capitalists who have been nego
tiating for furnishing money to the Seattle
and Lake Washington Waterway Com
pany, with which to fill in the Seattle tide
lands and excavate the ship canal to Lake
Washington, arrived here to-day. He an
nounced that the committee which came
Here a month ago reported favorably. He
says that as soon as the right-of-way and
subsidy for the canal and lock are secured
he will return to St. Louis and close the
contract, and then active operations will
begin. The St. Louis people will only take
up and carry out the work as a whole, and
the total cost is estimated at $7,000,000.
Redlands Reduces Prices of Oranges.
REDLANDS, March 20.— A joint meet
ing of the Redlands Orange-growers' As
sociation, representatives of the Earl Fruit
Company and J. L. Lyon <fc Co.. was held
this afternoon and the price cf navel
oranges was reduced from $2 40 per box to
$2 25 per box and seedlings from $1 75 to
$1 50 per box.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1895.
SHOT A COLUSA THIEF.
A Merchant Surprises a
Burglar at Work
ENCOUNTER IN THE DARK
The Robber Makes a Vicious
Attempt to Kill the Store
AN ACCOUNT- BOOK SAVES HIM.
It Turns the Potnt of a Knife and the
Robber Runs Pursued by
COLTJSA, March 20.— A small account
book tucked away in the inside pocket of
Merchant H. Jacobson's coat saved his
life this morning, for it checked the course
of a knife that was being driven straight at
his heart by a burglar, whom the merchant
surprised in the act of entering his store.
At 1 o-' clock this morning H. Jacobson,
of the firm of E. and H. Jacobson, furniture
dealers, who sleeps in the store, heard a
suspicious noise at the rear door. Seizing
his revolver and donning trousers and
coat, Jacobson quietly went to the place
where he heard the noise.
He saw a man crouching by the door
with an auger in his hand, and also saw
that there were a number of holes about
the lock which the burglar had bored.
Jacobson is a man of nerve. He quickly
unlocked the door and shouted "hands up !"
The robber rose, and as he did so Jacob
son saw the glittering blade of a knife in
the burglar's hand. Quick as a flash the
latter lurched forward and with a vicious
thrust sent the knife at a point directly
over Jacobson's heart. At the same instant
the merchant fired. The robber staggered,
wheeled on his heel and escaped in the
darkness, followed by several more bullets.
Jacobson then examined himself to see
if he had been injured. The knife had cut
through his coat and half way through a
small account book.
Police Officer .Crosson heard the shot and
was soon at the scene. After hearing the
story of Jacobson he began a search on the
He found several splashes of blood about
the front of ihe store and on the walk,
showing that the shot fired from the mer
chant's pistol must have taken effect. The
bloody trail of the robber was soon lost, as
the rain had effaced the stains.
Merchant Jacobson related the facts of
his encounter with the robber as follows:
"I was awakened by hearing what I sup
posed to be the back wire door slam, and
as the wind was blowing, I came to the
conclusion that I had neglected to fasten
it. When I heard something else which
sounded like some one boring — pulling the
bit and commencing again— l got up and
put on my coat, and taking my pistol, stole
softly up to the door, and, sure enough,
some one was busy boring holes above the
"I waited until he commenced to bore
again when I quietly unlocked the door,
and pulling it quickly open thrust out my
pistol and ordered hands up, thinking I
might be able to capture him.
"Instead of throwing up his hands he
made a vicious lunge at me with a knife,
cutting through my coat and half way
through my pocket account book.
"As he struck at me I lired and he ran.
I stepped oat of the door and fired two
more shots as he disappeared down the
"Officer Crosson soon put in an appear
ance, and we discovered blood near the
door, so my first shot must have caught
him in the forearm or hand, as that is
about all I could see of him. I consider
myself very lucky, and it is the last time
I will ever open a door when a thief is
working on it. The next time I shall fire
through the door."
HEALDSBURG THEFT CASE.
Trial of Three Men Accused
of Having stolen
Lack of Evidence Results in
the Dismissal of De
HEALDSBURG, March 20.— The court
room was crowded this morning when the
hearing of T. L. Neely, his son, William
Neely, and Frederick Brott, charged with
house-stealing, came up.
No case has excited as much interest in
Northern Sonoma for many months, for
the accused are well known.
When A. H. Clyma, the complaining
witness, was put on the stand, he told a
remarkable story of a peculiar bill of sale,
and backed up his story by the document
which had been recorded.
By the terms of the agreement Neely
transferred his livery-stable stock to Clyma
for $3353. Of this amount $10 was to be
paid down, $500 in six months and the bal
ance in one year.
Clyma did not have the $10, so Neely
gave him a receipt for it and let it go.
Clyma was also to have the use of the
fine building belonging to Mrs. Neely rent
free for six months, while, to cap the cli
max, Neely was to drive a bus to and
from all trains for half a year face of
Undoubtedly it was a cinch measure of
Neely's to evade payment of a security
debt, which was settled last week.
According to the sworn statemeut of
Clyma, Neely forcibly took possession of
his (Clyma's) stable Monday and pro
ceeded to do business against his
wishes. He claimed to have fulfilled
his part of the agreement, having
at a later day paid Neely the $10 due him,
and when the former owner started to use
his horses and vehicles Clyma had the trio
The examination of Clyraa by Neely's
attorneys was thorough, but they failed to
break down his testimony in any way.
After hearing the evidence for the "prose
cution a motion to dismiss the case for
lack of evidence to warrant conviction for
robbery was entertained and the accused
For Selling Wine to Indians.
HEALDSBURG, March 20. — Peter
Horago and George Boyle, charged
with furnishing liquor to Indians, had
their preliminary examinations here
this morning, and were both bound over to
appear before the Superior Court to an
swer to the charge. The officers in
this place are endeavoring to break up
the practice of furnishing wine to
the red men, and in the last six months
five men have been sent to San Quentin for
from two to four years for this offense.
FIRE AT TAXCOVVER.
A Blaze in the Royal City Planing. Mills
Causes a $10,000 Loss.
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 20.-Fire
■was discovered in the dry-kiln of the Royal
City Planing-mills this morning. Owing
to the scarcity of water and low pressure,
the fire gained great headway, but by hard
work the firemen succeeded in preventing
the blaze from spreading to the mill and
factory. The dry-kiln at the time was
filled with shingles and dressed lumber.
Loss, |10,000; insurance, $3500. The origin
of the lire is not known.
SEATTLE FUGITIVE'S TRAIL.
Sheriffs' Posses Are Working
Hard to Corner a
Desperado Blanck May Die by
Lynch Law if He Is
TACOMA, Wash., March 20.— A man
answering closely to Murderer Blanck's
description stopped at 5 o'clock this morn
ing at a farmhouse three-quarters of a mile
southwest of Auburn and begged a glass of
milk. He was seen to cross the railroad
track and start toward the Stuck Flats, in
the direction of Tacoma. Deputies at
Auburn were notified and the Pierce
County deputies at Sumner and Puyallup
and King County's deputies at Kent
started at once for the flats. The report
comes this evening that they are endeavor
ing to circle the fiats in the hope of bring
ing Blanck to bay.
People at Puyallup are much excited
over Blanck's escape, as Constable Jeffery
whom he killed at Meeker September 30
last was very popular there. Should he be
caught near Puyallup summary justice is
liable so be dealt out.
The mystery as to Blanck's identity is
partially cleared away by information se
cured to-day by Chief of Police Smith. A
year ago on election day a man stole a suit
of clothes at New Whatcom and was ar
rested by Policeman Brown, who caught
him by the arm. The street was crowded
with people. The prisoner with his lett
hand drew a pistol and shot for the officer's
heart. It struck the pelvis, : shattering, it.
After ; the - man ; ielK the desperado shot
again. The bullet hit' the officer's watch
charm, glanced and struck his watch,
tearing the case off. The charm saved his
life. ■■•■"i-:--^ ?i2?£3r&'
The man escaped, was caught later at
Fort Townsend and taken back. Two days
later he broke jail and escaped. This man
went by the name of Thomas Moore.
Chief Smith claims to have positive infor
mation that Moore and Blanck are identi
FOSSES AT WOJRK.
The Sheriff's Officers Pursuing a More
SEATTLE, Wash., March 20.— The
scene of action in the hunt for Thomas
Blanck was changed to-day from the thick
woods between the Northern Pacific Rail
road and Renton to the thickly wooded
country between the latter place and Kent.
This action signifies that those who are
conducting the case believe that Blanck
got through the lines around Renton, and
made his way south instead of doubling
Up to this evening, however, not one of
the deputies who returned from the scene
of action know anything about a hot chase
after him. A more systematic plan is evi
dently being worked.
Late news to-night from Snohomish says
William Ames, the negro murderer, was
seen on the Lake Shore to-night at 6
o'clock, and after begging food of the sec
tion men, started toward Cathcart some
distance south. About one hundred men
are after bim.
FILED AT SAN BERNARDINO.
More Liens Go on Record
Against the Nevada
The New Turn in Litigation
Will Not Interfere With
SAN BERNARDINO, March 20.— The
long continued extensive litigation over
the Nevada Southern Railroad took a new
and unexpected turn to-day, when liens
amounting to $67,000 were filed here late
this evening. This sum is due for labor
Other liens of the same character will be
filed this week and their amount will bring
the total to about $100,000. These will
take precedence over attachments to the
amount of nearly $500,000 which were
levied last winter in favor of R. J. Wood
bury of Denver, the Nevada Bank of San
Francisco and other creditors of James E.
Blake, • ii built the road.
It is thought this new litigation will not
seriously interfere with the reorganization
of the railroad which is now in the hands
of Mr. Wood bury and other capitalists.
The other creditors of Blake have agreed
to accept the bonds of the new company in
payment of their claims. While the road
will probably be sold under these liens,
the new management no doubt will ar
range an amicable settlement with those
The main interest in the railway is cen»
tered in present preparations to extend it
northward into the coal fields of Southern
Nevada. The financial arrangements are
all but completed and even with this new
litigation it is believed the work of con
struction will begin soon.
The municipal franchise bill for Ireland
passed the second reading in. the House of
Commons and was referred to the Grand Com
mittee without division.
Southern Pacific Meth
ods in Politics Under
THE GRAND JURY'S WORK
Allegations That Money Was
Used in Influencing
ACTIVITY OF THE PROSECUTOR
The Biggy-Dunn Scandal Is Not
Likely to Receive Any
SACRAMENTO, March 20.-It is more
than evident that the Grand Jury is en
gaged in a searching investigation for the
purpose of determining the paxt taken by
the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in
interfering in Sacramento County politics
during the late election.
The jury's operations have been con
ducted with the greatest secrecy, and as a
blind it has been intimated to representa
tives of the press that they were investi
gating the charges alleged to have been
preferred against local grocery firms who
held contracts with various county institu
tions. But the facts as to the direction
their investigations are tending have be
come so evident that even the recognized
local organs of the corporation have be
come alarmed and have simultaneously
raised the cry that the jury's work is an
"expense to the county."
Charges have been preferred before the
Grand Jury, it is said, against leading
representatives and acknowledged agents
of the Southern Pacific corporation, that
they used money to influence the election
of some of the county officials and the de
feat of other aspirants, and it is claimed
that testimony has been procured which
will result in several indictments.
W. P. Harlow is the attorney who is
conducting the prosecution. It is said
that he carries a quantity of blank sub
penas, and as soon as one witness has
been examined he fills out a summons for
another, and by this means prevents the
conveyance of the knowledge to the person
wanted that he will be called upon to tes
tify. It is also said that he possesses posi
tive evidence that money was used; that
he knows who used it and the purpose
for which it was used.
In an interview with a Call reporter
this morning, Mr. Harlow stated that
he had absolutely nothing to say on the
subject, riot would he give the slightest
information as to what subject was being
investigated by the Grand Jury.
The summoning of George Lamprey,
captain of the night watch at the Folsora
State prison, gives color to the rumor
that the zealousness alleged to have
been shown by Warden Aull in the pro
motion of the railroad company's in
terest in the town of Folsom is also to be
investigated, and the charges made that
he has used the authority of the office he
holds in influencing political matters in
that precinct will be thoroughly ventilated.
Residents of that community claim that
Warden Aull has always taken a promi
nent position in political matters and that
during the primary elections of the past
year he was cognizant of the fact that bod
ies of guards were excused from their du
ties on the guard line and were furnished
vehicles to convey them to the town proper,
where they acted as boosters to forward
the political aims of Warden Aull.
A certain member of the Grand Jury this
morning positively stated that if "in
honor" the members of that body could
escape from investigating the Biggy-Dunn
scandal they would most assuredly do so.
He states that nearly every member of the
body is sacrificing his personal monetary
interests by remaining in session, and that
the cry of needless expense to the county
that had been raised by the local press was
entirely without foundation. "Why," he
continued, "do you suppose that such men
as Hon. H. M. La, Rue, Railroad Commis
sioner, C. A. Luhrs of the firm of Hall,
Luhrs & Co., Fred Knox and others would
be influenced by the small sum per diem
allowed each member? Why, it would
scarcely pay for a decent lunch. No, sir.
We are fully as anxious to adjourn and
return to the furtherance of our business
interests as the papers claim the people are
to have us. 1 '
A SONOMA FARMER'S PLIGHT
Transfer of Land Before the
Purchase Price is
Sharp Tactics of a Hired Man
Worry a Confiding
SANTA ROSA, March 20.— Frank Pow
ers, a farmer who lives in Sonoma County,
near the Napa line, recently sold his ranch
to his hired man, J. E. Rudloff, and gave
him the deeds after receiving part pay
ment for the land. Rudloff has filed the
deeds, but has neglected to pay the bal
ance, and now Powers is anxiously looking
for the purchaser and the rest of the
Rudloff had been working for Powers for
two years past. Recently he expressed a
desire to buy Powers' farm. After much
dickering, the deal was made last Monday,
and Rudloff took possession of the place,
placing his wife in charge.
Powers and Rudloff came here Tuesday
to cash a sight draft which the latter had
on a San Francisco bank, the money for
which he was to turn over to Powers in
Santa Rosa, where he said a grocery firm
that knew him would cash it. But he
failed to carry out this part of the pro
gramme. Instead, he gave Powers the
slip, and Powers has failed to find him.
To-day Powers went to the Recorder's
office and found that the deed had been
Where Rudloff and his draft are now is
the question which Powers would like to
have satisfactorily explained. Part of the
farm sold is in Sonoma County and part of
it is in Napa County. On inquiring Pow
ers has ascertained that a deed for that
part of the land in Napa County has been
left at the Recorder's office for record, but
Rudloff is not in Napa. The draft was for
$400. It is quite possible that Rudloff will
return and turn over the draft.
Meanwhile Rudloff 's wife is in possession
of the ranch, and as some money has
passed it is a question whether or not the
title has passed to Rudloff. Powers is
watching the county records to see if Rud
loff files a new deed of the land to his wife
or a third party.
TO I'A.CI*-Jc A STATE.
Brazil's President to Send an Envoy to
Rio Grande do Sul.
LONDON, March 20.— The Times has
this dispatch from Rio de Janeiro.
President Moraes is anxious to pacify
the State of Rio Grande do Sul, but he ob
jects to establishing a precedent by order
ing the withdrawal of the Governor
of the State, Dr. de Castil
hos. Senor Carlos Carvalho, the
foreign minister, intends to offer his ser
vices to President Moraes to proceed to
Rio Grande do Sul to conduct peace nego
tiations. The Brazilian Government last
week signed a treaty with the Argentine
Republic, agreeing to remain neutral in
case of war.
Pomona Motor Road Sale.
POMONA, March 20.— The sale of the
motor railroad from Pomona to North Po
mona to R. F. House, Peter Fleming and
James Loney, yesterday, is construed to
mean that the Southern Pacific will soon
extend its Monrovia line along the foothill
towns, thence via Pomona and Chino to
British Columbia Lumbermen's Flans.
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 20.— The
Canadian Pacific Railway has lowered the
rate on lumber to the East $2 50 per 1000
feet. Local lumbermen expect to capture a
large amount of trade now held by Puget
RESCUE I) FROM A GRATE.
The Bill That Caused a Riot iti the
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 20.—
William G. Beach called at the office of the
Secretary of State to-day and gave notice
that he had the State House custodian
bill, over which a riot occurred in the Leg
He said he saw the man who got it from
King throw it in a gratefireand he (Beach)
rescued it just as it was about to be con
The bill and the other papers are badly
burned, and the signature does not appear
in full in any place. Only a part of the
text of the bill is legible. The Attorney-
General refused to give an opinion to
CROOKED ELECTION METHODS
Discovery of More Evidence of
Fraud at the Toledo
Evidence Sufficient to Convict
Several of the Prominent
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 20.— The Board
of Elections to-day discovered additional
evidence of crooked work in connection
with the primary elections last Friday
In canvassing the vote of the Second
Ward it was found that the returns from
one precinct was missing, and what has
become of them is not known. It is asserted
that they would have elected the anti-
Major delegates, and consequently placed
the men in a minority in the convention.
There was some talk to-day of a special
session of the Grand Jury being called to
investigate the alleged corrupt practices.
The opponents of Major claimed to have
evidence sufficiently strong to convict sev
eral of his prominent workers.
SOLDIER, A VTHOR AX I) DIPLOMAT.
Death of General Adam TSadeau, a Dis
RIDGEWOOD, N. J., 'March 20.— General
Adam Badeau is dead, aged sixty-four.
Adam Badeau was born in New York
City December 29, 1831. His education was
received through private instruction and at
a boarding school in Tarrytown, N. Y. He
volunteered in the military service of the
United States in 1862, and was appointed
aid on the staff of Brigadier-General
Thomas W. Sherman. In that capacity he
was severely wounded, almost at the same
time with his "commanding officer, in lead
ing an assault on the Confederate works at
In March, 1864, he was appointed mili
tary secretary to General Grant with the
rank, first of lieutenant-colonel and after
ward of colonel. On this duty he accom
panied the General in the Wilderness and
Appomattox campaigns, and remained on
his staff until j March, 1869, when he was
retired from the army with the full rank of
captain and the brevet rank of brigadier
general U. S. A. He a.lso received a simi
lar brevet in the volunteer service.
From May to December, 1869, he was
secretary of the legation at London.
During 1870 he was s"ent to Madrid as a
bearer of Government dispatches, and in
May returned to Londcto ajy^gnsul-
General, retaining that omcßintySepJlWmr^
ber, 1881. 1nA877 and 1878 he w??s I^mT
leave of absent by the State Department
to accompany General Grant on- his tour
around the world. He was Consul-
General at Havana from May, 1882, uikil
April, 1884, and then resigned because he
was not permitted by the State Department
to substantiate charges of corruption of
which he accused its administration. He
had been appointed United States Minister
to Brussels in 1875 and ■: to Copenhagen in
1881, but declined both appointments. He
has published "The Vagabond," a collec
tion of essays (New York, 1859); "Military
History |of | Ulysses S. Grant" (three
volumes, 1867-81) ; "Conspiracy: A Cuban
Romance" r (1885) "Aristocracy in Eng
land" (1886), and "Grant in Peace" (1886).
National TAfe Underwriter a.
WASHINGTON, March 20.— The execu
tive committee of the National Association
of Life Underwriters began a two days'
session to-day with members from the
principal cities in .attendance. George P.
Haskell of New York is chairman; E. H.
Plumraer of Philadelphia, vice-president,
and George Hadley of New York secretary.
The proceedings were secret.
PRICE FIVE CESTS.
CARSON MINT STEAL
A Clew That May Lead
to a Solution of
STORY FROM VIRGINIA.
Peculiar Purchase of Bullion
by a Weil-Known Stock-
MYSTERY IN THE TRANSACTION"
The Buyer Declines to Discuss the
Matter, but It Causes the
People to Gossip.
VIRGINIA CITY, March 20.— A clew
has been found here which may load to the
solution, possibly, of the disappearance of
a large amount of bullion from the Carson
Mint, variously estimated at from|66,ooo
A rumor pretty well authenticated was
being whispered about to-day to the effect
that Joseph Douglass, who is a well-known
broker and purchaser of bullion, bought
from some person two months ago two
bars of refined silver bullion, whicii he sup
posed at the time came from the Carson
Douglass was interviewed on the sub
ject, but he unceremoniously declined to
say anything. Others who know some
thing of the case stated that the bars of
bullion in question contained no gold,
which is the point that aroused suspicion.
It is stated that the bullion from the mines
hereabouts always contains gold, and that
the silver bullion without it, from ordinary
sources, is an unheard of thing or very un
A gentleman here, who is an ex-em
ploye of the mint, says that when bullion
is transferred back and forth between de
partments receipts are given which fix the
responsibility when a loss occurs. He says
further that if bullion was appropriated,
which he does not doubt, the melting and
rciining department is the place where it
THE G O VERXMENT IS VESTIGATING
TSint Director I'reston Thinks That Some
Arrests mil Be Made.
CARSON, Nev., March 20.— The only
new development in the mint scandal
concerning the disappearance of a hig
amount of bullion is the report which
reached here this evening that two bars of
gold bullion had been sold recently in
Virginia jCity to Joseph Douglas, a stock
broker. It is also reported that the exact,
amount of the steal has been figured at
Mint officials and employes refuse to
talk, and all the information is necessarily
WASHINGTON, March 20.— Preston,
Director of the Mint, speaking of the re
ported defalcation in the Carson (Nev.)
mint, said to-day that early last month
he received intimation that there was a
shortage in the accounts of the melter
and refiner of the Carson mint, and Su
perintendent Mason of the New York As
sayer's office was immediately detailed to
make an investigation.
On the face of the accounts there ap
peared a shortage of something less than
|60,000. So far as Preston Knows the re
sponsibility bas not been located, but he
has no doubt that arrests will be made
DESERTS THE SILVER PARTY.
Why Lieutenant-Governor Sadler Will
Return to the Republican fold.
. CARSON, Nev., March ' 2o. — Lieutenant-
Governor Sadler, elected by the Silver
party last fall, has openly announced his
intention of leaving that party and going
back to the Republican fold. It seems a
law was passed this session to the effect
that, the Lieutenant-Governor need not
reside at the capital, and as Saddler lives
in Eurekfi and not being allowed mileage,
he was deposed as chairman of the Board
of Capitol Commissioners, so it would not
be necessary for him to incur traveling ex
Sadler claims that tne party has not
lived up to its platform pledges. His action
has occasioned some excitement in politi
ACCIDESTAL K.ILLIXG AT ASTOItIA
Shooting of a Saloon-Keeper While Scuf
fling With a friend.
ASTORIA, Or., March 20.— Henry Grube,
proprietor of the Favorite saloon, was acci
dently shot and instanely killed by a
friend named Leopold Ganzenberger, while
scuffling over a revolver. Grube was shot
through the right side of the heart, and
expired without a word. The dead man
was a member oi several civic societies.
Fears for the Safety of a Bar!;.
ASTORIA, Or., March 20.— The British
bark Cubica, 182 days out from Liverpool,
has not as yet made her appearance off the
river. If she does not arrive on the south
west wind now blowing mariners here
figure that she is among the derelicts float
ing fin the Pacilic as a result of the win
Rain i?i Sonoma.
SONOMA, March 20.— Three-quarters of
an inch of rain fell last night in this valley,
which was most welcome and insures late
cultivation in orchard and vineyard and a
bountiful harvest of hay and grain and
late feed for stock. Evidently the frost of
last week damaged apricots, which will be
a light crop. Peaches were evenly dis
tributed and the frost saves the expense of
thining out fruit. This possibly will be
better appreciated later on. Apples, pears,
plums and grapes were not. advanced suffi
ciently to receive injury from frost.
Grand Larceny Case at Mad era.
MADERA, March 20.— The trial of
Joseph N. Goode on a charge of grand lar
ceny is proceeding slowly. The jury has
as yet not been impaneled. The defendant
is represented by a formidable array of
talent ana the case will in all probability
consume about a week before it is con
Prince Waldemar Dead.
BERLIN, March 20.— Prince Waldemar,
the reigning Prince of Lippe (Delmold), it
dead, aged 73. He leaves no issue.