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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 102.
ALONG THE COAST
Capture of a Bigamist
for Whom Four
A MATRIMONIAL FRAUD.
The Uxorious Career of a
LAST VENTURE IN WEDLOCK.
Woos and Wins a Widow of the
Capital, Who Will Now Prose
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— District
Attorney Ryan received a telegram this
afternoon from V. M. Smith, Superin
tendent of Police at Minneapolis, notify
ing him that John L. Clark, an electrical
engineer formerly employed by the Capital
Gas Company in this city, was under
arrest at that place and desiring him to
send an officer with the necessary extra
dition papers to return him to this city,
where he is wanted for the crime of
John L. Clark, who disappeared from
this city about a month ago, is a much
married man. No less than four women
claim him as their husband, and, with the
exception of California and Michigan, the
rest of the United States remains to be
John L. Clark married Mrs. Elizabeth
Barber in this city on January 29 last.
They had not passed their honeymoon
when Clark disappeared. A week after
ward his new wife discovered that Clark
had another wife living in Muskegon,
Mich. She applied to District Attorney
Ryan to prosecute further inquiries, with
the result that two additional wives of
Ciark have been found. Following is the
text of a letter giving this information
from Chief of Police Nelson of Muskegon:
Inclosed find certificate of marriage of John
Clark and Mrs. Margaret Shannon. This wo
man had been married before. Her maiden
came was Washington. I have held off send
ing this, thinking I might locate the man for
you, as there is a letter in the postofflce here
■waiting for him. This Muskegon woman is
really not his wife, as we know that he has two
living wives ahead of her. One is in an adjoin
ing county to Muskegon, and another is in
dreen Bay, Wisconsin. By the Wisconsin wife
he has several children.
There is no question but that this is the same
John Clark that was in Sacramento, as there
are persons here who saw him in Sacramento.
He also wrote from there to his wife here, to
send him money so he could come home.
The riarriage certificate referred to in
the letter is dated June 30, 1891, issued to
John' Clark, an engineer, native of Wis
consin, 41 years cf age and Mrs. Margaret
Shannon of Virginia, teacher, aged 36
years. The marriage ceremony was per
formed the same day by Rev. P. W.
FARMERS' STEAMBOAT XJT3TB.
A JV>tr Transportation Scheme to Avoid
High Freight Rates.
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The farm
ers and fruit-growers along the Sacramento
River bottom on both sides of the river
from Sacramento to Rio Vista do not look
upon the Southern Pacific Company with
any feeling of friendliness, owing to the
exorbitant freight rates charged them for
transporting their produce to marketable
points, and the coming season promises to
be interesting for the railroad company as
well as for the River Transportation Com
pany in securing patronage along the river
among the ranches.
For years past fruit-growers along the
river have paid the greater portion of the
profits from their crops to the Southern
Pacific Company for transportation, ami
last season many of the fruit-growers found
it necessary to mortgage their property to
pay their freight bills. This sort of one
sided business has forced the farmers to
the conclusion that they must do some
thing for their own relief, as appeals for
reduced rates have been of no avail.
Early in the winter a petition was circu
lated among the fruit-growers asking that
they subscribe toward the organization of
an independent steamer line, and as a re
eult $10,000 has already been subscribed,
|0000 by the farmers and fruit-growers,
and $4000 by the merchants of the capital
city toward the organization of a new com
pany and the construction of a small
steamer, which will make daily trips be
tween Rio Vista and Sacramento. It is
the intention of the new company to carry
both passengers and fruit at one-half the
rates now demanded by the Southern Pa
cific Company. The greater portion of the
stork subscribed toward the new company
has been contributed by the fruit-growers
at Courtland and vicinity, and it is said
that $20,000 additional subscriptions await
the company's call, should more funds be
needed. By those who have subscribed
toward the new company it is said that on
the completion of the valley road the fruit
growers will ship their fruit by way of
Stockton East, instead of Sacramento, as
they now do.
Captain Barker, who is interested in the
new company, has completed many of the
details of the organization of the company
and has visited San Francisco, where he
has entered into negotiations preparatory
for the construction of a new, or purchase
of a suitable, steamer.
THE GRAM* JURY'S WORK.
James Gil Us and Other Southern Pacific
Hrnchmen on the Hack.
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The Grand
Jury is still engaged in investigating the
methods pursued by the Southern Pacific
Company in interfering in county politics
by the aid of Colonel Mazuma, and are
daily gaining additional facts and evidence
that may result in the indictment of
leading officials of that corporation.
James Gillis, formerly superintendent of
the Placerville line of railroad, a branch of
the Southern Pacific system, was sum
moned before that body and has spent
several hours under examination.
William Lamphrey, who is an active
local politician and who was formerly in
the employ of the company, has also \ieen
interrogated. It is probable that local in
vestigation will occupy the jury until
Kext week the jury will inquire into the
The San Francisco Call.
methods pursued in conducting election
matters in the town of Folsom, and
numerous residents of that place will bt>
called on for information. It is rumored
that Warden Aull will also be required to
prove that he was not influenced by the
railroad corporation and did not allow his
guard force and some of his head officers
to interfere in local politics in favor of the
GUILTY Of MAXSLAUGHTER.
Verdict in the Case of an Italian IJTio
KHlrd a Gnmbler.
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The jury in
the case of Giovanni Gravello, charged
with the murder of Doniinico Kavera, ren
dered a verdict in Judge Johnson's court
this morning, finding him guilty of man
slaughter. The jury recommended the
prisoner to the mercy of the court. Sen
tence will be passed upon him next Satur
On the 12th of last November a young
Italian named Giovanni Gravello came to
Sacramento having in his possession the
sum of $100 in gold coin, which he had ac
cumulated by hard and unrenrittent toil in
the lumber camps of the Sierra Nevada.
He was a total stranger in Sacramento and
had scarcely arrived when he fell into the
hands of three Italian sure-thing gamblers.
Under their guidance he entered an Italian
saloon near the water front, and was
shortly persuaded to join his companions
in a game of cards. Within a brief period
he found that he had been swindled out of
$60. He demanded the return of his
money, but instead of complying his com
patriots ran from the saloon.
In the evening he encountered Ravera,
who had been the prime mover of the
swindling scheme, and made another de
mand for the return of his money; again
meeting with a refusal, a right ensued.
Defendant and an eye-witness named
Pietro Grosso both claim that Ravera was
the first to draw a knife and strike at de
fendant, although Rivera, in his dyinc
statement, denied this and declared that
defendant was the aggressor. Grosso sep
arated the combatants and Ravera ran
away, pursued by defendant, who overtook
him and another combat took place, in
which Ravera received wounds that re
sulted in his death and the defendant was
Must Stand Trial for Murder.
SACRAMENTO. March 21. — Judge
Johnson of the Superior Court, has or
dered that John Garcia, the young Mexi
can accused of the murder of William
Wynne, must be ready for trial on Mon
day next. In September, 1893. Garcia was
employed as a waiter in the Mint Restau
rant, at Second and X streets, and ejected
Wynne, who was drunk, with such force
that he fell to the stone sidewalk and
crushed his skull, dying soon after from
the effects of the fall. Garcia had a triai,
but the jury disagreed. It stood eleven
for conviction against one for acquittal.
Requisitions for Oregon Thieves.
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— Warrants of
arrest have been issued on the requisition
of the Governor of Oregon for "Sid" Lans
ing, who is charged with larceny com
mitted in Union County, and Frank Green,
charged with grand larceny committed in
Umatilla County, Or. The requisition pa
pers were presented by Z. Houser, agent.
THE CARSON MINT LOOT.
Officials Decline to Discuss
the Matter in Any of
The Value of the Missing Bul
lion Amounts to Over
CARSON, Nev., March 21.— The looting
of. over $60,000 worth of bullion from the
Carson Mint is still enveloped in mystery,
and if there are any clews as to the guilty
party or parties, the officials are keeping
,the fact from the public.
It is impossible to get a direct statement
from the mint officials or employes, who
say that no information can be given until
the Inspector finishes his investigation. It
is reported that assayers have been busy
chipping off bits of several bars of the
bullion on hand and testing them, but
everything is all right so far.
The exact amount of shortage is now
said to be 3100 ounces of gold bullion, val
ued at $21 50 per ounce, and 1000 ounces of
silver at 63 cents per ounce, making the
total amount $64,180.
CARSON, Nev., March 21.— 1t is re
ported on good authority that Peck Broth
ers have bought the tailings of the Holmes
and Candelaria mining companies, instead
of an English syndicate, as previously an
nounced. The centrifugal process will be
used instead of the cyanide in treating the
SAX MATEO MAX'B BVICIDE.
An English Waiter Become* Insane on
Religion and Leapt Into the Bay.
SAN MATEO, March 21.— The body of
James G. Braithwaite was washed upon
San Mateo Beach to-day. Braithwaite had
been employed in a hotel for two months,
and last Monday suddenly became insane
on religious subjects. He disappeared aud
was not seen nor heard of until to-day.
The body was entirely naked, but no
trace of the clothing was found. An ex
amination of the body disclosed the fact
that the neck was broken, but there were
no bruises or scratches. It is supposed
that in his wanderings he removed his
clothing and leaped headlong into the bay
where the water was shallow and broke
Braithwaite lived here under the name
of James Lowney, but the effects in a valise
in his room show his name to be Braith
waite. Deeds to property in Tacoma were
Coroner James Crowe held an inquest to
day, and the verdict rendered was:
"Drowned while laboring under a tempo
rary fit of insanity." He was a native of
England, about 35 years of age. So far as
known he has no relatives.
A. Tisalia Man to Be Retried.
VISALIA, March f 2l.— jury in the
case of the People vs. Elta Stokes, charged
with assaulting Detective Will Smith of
the Southern Pacific with intent to kill on
March 4, 1893, disagreed this morning.
The defendant will be tried again next
Jieneflclal Showers at Santa Maria.
SANTA MARIA, Cal., March 21.-A se
ries of light showers have been falling for
a week, improving crop conditions gener
ally. Last week's frost did no injury to
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1895.
PASO HIE AFFRAY
A Policeman's Desperate
Encounter With a
THE THIEF WIELDS AN AX
Grips the Watchman by the
Throat and Tries to
THE OFFICER USES A PISTOL.
A Lucky Shot In Nick of Time Floors
the Desperado, Who Is Badly
PASO ROBLES, March 21.- Firmly held
in the grip of a burglar, whose fingers had
clutched and used as a garrote a silk
handkerchief, and who was in the act of
seizing an ax to brain his victim, Night
Watchman W. R. Dickenson with a final
effort drew a pistol and by a fortunate
shot saved his own life early this morning.
It was a narrow escape, and the police
man will not soon forget his encounter
with a robber.
It was at 5 o'clock this morning that
Night Watchman Dickenson, passing
the news and cigar store of Lewis Williams,
was informed that there was an intruder
in the place. He quietly withdrew, sum-
Charles Woods, better known as Charles
Santos, at the age of 18.
[From a photograph.]
moned several men and placed them about
the store so as to prevent the escape of the
burglar. Then the officer went to the rear
of the store and called oat, "Who is in
here?" "With cool assurance the burglar
replied, "Go to Los Gatos and find out."
Dickenson is a man of courage, and he
told the thief that unless he came out he
would be taken out. The answer came
back that if the officer entered the store
he would be killed. Dickenson no sooner
heard the answer than he took hold of the
door, forcibly pulled it open and grappled
with the intruder. The latter made a stub
born resistance, and finally getting a good
hold of a silk handkerchief knotted about
the officer's neck proceeded to garrote him.
The officer struggled in vain and was fast
succumbing to the terrible pressure. At
this juncture the robber reached for an
ax to brain the officer, (when the lat
ter, exerting all his remaining strength,
drew his pistol, which was of large caliber,
and pressing the muzzle against his antag
onist's body fired, The robber staggered
bach with an oath and fell to the floor
The others nad by this time come to the
assistance of the officer, and an examina
tion was made of the wounded robber. It
was found that the bullet had entered just
above the pelvis, inflicting a morta 1 wound.
It was ascertained that the burglar after
entering the store had built a tire, helped
himself to a lot of cigarettes amd news
papers and was having an enjoyable time
when the officer interrupted him.
The wounded man gave his name as
Charles Santos and said his parents resided
in East Berkeley.
Officer Dickenson relates the story of the
encounter as follows:
"At 5:15 o'clock this morning in passing
the store of P. Lundmark, on Twelfth
street, the proprietor approached me and
told me there was a man in the back room
of his store, and he wanted me to go in
and bring him out. I went around to the
rear of his store and made an entrance,
but found the man had gone through a
partition in the door to the next store, oc
cupied by Lewis Williams, and had
fastened the door after him. I then called
to the man to come out. He replied, 'You
leave my premises. 1 I then told him I was
an officer and to come out. He replied, 'I
don't care a who you are. If you try
to come in here I will kill you.' "
"I then told him if he did not come out,
I would break down the door and get him
out. He replied, 'If you come in here I
will chop you to pieces.' I then demanded
to know who he was. He said, 'You go to
Los Gatos and find out.' I then posted a
man at the rear door, got an ax and called
upon W. Seville for assistance, and to
gether we forced open the door. I jumped
in and found a man with his shoes off sit
ting down armed with a large ax.
"I rushed up to him and he raised the
ax to strike me. I grabbed it with my
hand and covered him with my revolver.
I then attempted to put the nippers on him
and he grabbed them and thrust his hands
into his breast. In the scuffle he got hold
of the scarf around my neck and com
menced to choke me, when I drew my gun
and shot him. He fell and I picked him
up and carried him out and then returned
and searched the premises to see if he had
a partner. "Upon searching him I found a
large dagger concealed in his breast. He
had some of the goods belonging to Wil
liams in his possession. He is supposed to
be Charles Santos t a Portuguese aged 28,
whose father lives in East Berkeley."
AXTECEJOEXTS OF SAA T TOB.
The Foster Son of a Kind Ttnrheley
Family and His Wayward Actions.
BERKELEY, March 21.— The report
that Charles Woods, better known as
Charles Santos, had been seriously
wounded while resisting arrest after he had
entered a store at night at Paso Robles, did
not cause much surprise among those who
have known the young man from infancy.
Charles Woods was born in Berkeley
twenty-six years ago. His parents did not
properly provide for the babe, and when it
was seventeen months old a kindly neigh
bor, named Santos, took the neglected child
into his own home. Though Santos never
legally adopted Woods, he grew up as a
member of the family and was always well
treated by them.
As the child grew into a sturdy lad he
began to exhibit a tendency toward way
wardness and refused to attend school reg
ularly. When 15 year 9 old Woods ran
away from the home of his foster-parents.
He w<is gone six or seven months and then
reappeared as suddenly as he had left.
This habit of running away became peri
odical with the wayward youth, but he
was always kindly received whenever he
returned from his trips, though he never
was communicative concerning his where
abouts during the interim.
He was headstrong and willful and
never heeded the kindly advice of Mr. and
Mrs. Santos. About six months ago he
returned from one of his trips and an
nounced that he had changed his name
from Santos to Woods for $10, but did not
tell who was interested in him to the
extent of offering him that sum to again
take his parents' name.
Three weeks ago he left the home of his
foster-parents again and they had not
heard of him until to-day, when the news
came from Paso Robles that he had been
shot. The Santos, though they have had
much trouble with the wayward young
man, were deeply grieved to hear of his
LOS ANGELES ELECTION.
Citizens Vote in Favor of a
Bond Issue to Pay In
Organization of a New Tele
phone Company Pro
LOS ANGELES, March 21.— An election
was held here to-day for the purpose of au
thorizing the city to issue bonds in the
sum of $.'596,000, which resulted in favor of
the new issue.
The proceeds of these bonds, which will
bear 4J-i per cent interest, will be used to
pay off certain portions of the city's in
debtedness, which is bearing interest at 6
and 7 per cent, thus making an annual
saving to the city of over $8000.
One-fortieth of the principal of the new
bonds will be paid each year until the
amount is disposed of, proportionately re
ducing the city's interest each year.
riCTIJI OF I'RJ.IER CUBE.
A Whittier Woman Succumbs to the Treat,
■nient of a Christian Scientist.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., M*rch 21.— Mrs.
Ella Samis young wife of a blacksmith at
Whittier, died to-night under circum
stances that the coroner will closely inves
A fortnight ago she gave birth to a child.
The husband is a Christian Scientist and
he called a "Dr." Cook of Los Angeles, who
would not give the woman medicine. At
the end of three days he told her she was
well enough to get up and go about her
household duties. Although still weak she
obeyed him. The result was that she con
tracted a fever which developed into
puerperal mania. Although she was
screaming and shrieking constantly in her
anguish, Samis would call in no physician,
Cook being with her all the time and pray
ing for her recovery.
Agent Wright of the Humane Society of
Los Angeies, attempted to force Samis to
call a physician by telling him he was
likely to get into serious trouble. Samis
said he was willing to take chances.
The coroner will investigate to-day and
Agent Wright says he will prosecute the
husband if possible.
Death of a Pioneer.
LOS ANGELES, March 21.— H. GK Wes
ton, a native of Maine, a California pio
neer, and for many years past a resident of
this city, died early Wednesday morning.
In the early days of California he had ex
tensive business interests in the gold fields
and his many northern and San Francisco
friend 3 will grieve to hear of his demise.
He was 63 years of age and had been ill for
a number of weeks.
A Xetcspaper Libel Suit.
LOS ANGELES, March 21.— The second
libel suit brought by Blanton Duncan came
up to-day in Department 3 of the Superior
Court for trial. In this case Duncan wants
$25,000 damages from the Times for alleged
defamatory publications. In a similar
case brought by the same plaintiff against
the Evening Express Company last week a
verdict was rendered for the defendant.
JVeir Telephone Company.
LOS ANGELES, March 21.— A new tele
phone company filed articles of incorpora
tion to-day, with a capital stock of $100,000,
one-half of which is already subscribed.
The corporation intends to put in a plant
as soon as possible in competition with the
Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Com
Assemblyman liulla Seriously HI.
LOS ANGELES, March 21.—Assembly
man Robert Bulla, who arrived home from
the north Wednesday morning, is seriously
ill at his residence in this city. His physi
cian has forbidden callers and fears that
the patient has been taken with an attack
Rates for Z« Fiesta Visitors.
LOS ANGELES, March 21.— The South
ern Pacific Company announces a round
trip fare frcm San Francisco and return
of $20 for La Fiesta week.
Fresno Insurance War.
FRESNO, March 21.— An iusurance war
between the companies in the combine and
those outside has been going on for some
time here and this afternoon one of the
companies in the compact was ready to
take the county insurance amounting to
$170,000 at a cut of 75 per cent. Owing to a
previous agreement the Board of Supervis
ors were unable to take advantage of the
»u>» of Victoria Sealers.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 21. — The
steamer Mischief from the West Coast re
ports the following sealing catches: Dora
Seward 325, Kate 95, Beatrice 76. Triumph
74, May Belle 76, Anioka 54, Karherine 96.
The weather has been very rough, and the
drowning of some Indian hunters is re
KILLED NEAR KENT
Murderer Blanck Dies
BATTLE IN A SWAMP.
Not Until Riddled as a Sieve
Does the Desperado
WOUNDING OF A PURSUER
The Body of the Criminal Reaches
Seattle Amid the Wild Cheers
SEATTLE, Wash., March 21.— Thomas
Blanck, double murderer and jail-breaker,
is dead, shot through the head ami body
by bullets from the rifles of John Shopich
and Robert Crow.
The encounter took place on the North
ern Pacific Railroad track, about a mile
north of Kent, at 5:30 o'clock this even
ing. About sixteen shots were fired, and
when the smoke cleared away Thomas
Blanck lay a lifeless corpse and John
Shepich was prostrated with wounds in
his left side, in the proximity of the heart.
Blanck was shot through the ear, nose
and, according to general observations,
through the body. His remains were im
mediately taken to Kent, together with
the wounded deputy. The injuries of
Shepich, while serious, are not thought to
The battle was one of the most desperate
kind imaginable and was fought out with
only ten feet separating the men. Blanck
shot twice before the deputies opened fire.
He refused to throw up his hands and in his
usual bold and reckless manner drew his
revolver and opened fire. Fast and furious
was the shooting, the two deputies firing
The full story of one of the most desper
ate of all battles with criminals that have
ever taken place in this country was told
to a reporter by W. L. Whittimor of Kent,
who saw the fight from a distance and
was one of the first to arrive after the
struggle was over. He said;
"This afternoon a report came to Kent
that Blanck was penned in. near Orilla. As
soon as the news was heard a large num
ber of men started for the place. Bob
Crow and John Shepich, who carried rifles,
started up the Northern Pacific Railroad
track. When they were about a mile
north of Kent they saw a man coming to
ward them down the track.
"They had no idea when they saw the
man approaching that they were going to
meet the desperado, and got to within ten
feet of him before the real danger de
veloped itself. The stranger walked along
without saying a word, and finally Crow
and Shepich called to him: 'Throw up
"Their commands fell on deaf ears, for
Blanck without further delay drew a 38
--caliber five-shooter revolver from his
pocket and opened fire. Whang, bang,
rang'out two shots from his revolver, but
the bullets went wild. Then the men with
the rifles commenced pumping bullets into
"It was a regular fusillade.and it was not
until the desperado had emptied his re
volver of all its shots, wounded Shepich
and was bored through and through that the
battle was over and the desperado lay on
the track lifeless. Shepich and Crow had
killed the most desperate criminal of the
Pacific Northwest — Thomas Blanck, alias
Blanck's body was brought to this city
this evening. When the train arrived at
7 :30 o'clock with the body the depot was
black with people and great excitement
prevailed. A few moments before the
train pulled in the patrol wagon rattled
down loaded with twelve policemen, who
kept the mob back.
As soon as the train stopped the baggage
car door flew open. Sheriff Vandeventer
poked his head out, and the mob cheered
him. Half a dozen officers climbed into
the car, and there, on the floor, lay the
body of Blanck. A coffin was shoved
in, and the body stowed away.
A mDment later the coffin was
shoved out and four'men started through
the crowd, headed for the dead wagon.
Several thousand men immediately went
wild and cheered and shouted and the
twelve policemen had to use thier clubs to
keep them back. As soon as the body was
in the dead wagon the horses were whipped
up and the mob followed to the morgue.
When the wagon arrived at the morgue
Coroner Askam made an examination of
the murderer's body. Blanck had been
shot seven times, three balls passing
through and four remaining in the body.
He was shot in the lobe of the left ear, the
ball penetrating the brain and coming out
at the center of the back of the neck.
Another shot took effect in the right
arm, near the shoulder, went through the
arm, then into the body, passing through
the right lung and coming out just above
the right nipple. Another shot entered
the right wrist and came out at the fore
arm. This is evidently the wound that
compelled him to drop his weapon.
There were three holes in the back over
the right lung. There was also another
wound from behind the left shoulder,
showing that four balls were fired into
him from behind, three of which would
have meant instant death. He was com
Blanck's face was thin, and weariness,
loss of sleep and extreme hunger were
written in every line of his countenance.
The clothing on the body was wet through
from rain, and he must have suffered
greatly from the cold while in the swamp
between Renton and O'Briens. He was
clothed in a pair of dark - colored
cheap trousers, and on his feet were
the same pair of shoes he wore when he
had his famous but unsuccessful fight with
Cudihee and Corbett last fall. "Gold
Brick George" Knowlton's coat was on his
back, and he also wore a black alpaca
shirt, while an old checked silk hander
chief was about his neck.
Blanck was evidently afraid of being
shot from the rear at long range, and had
made abundant provision for just such an
emergency. In the back of his coat were
sewed twenty-one thicknesses of a horse
blanket, but in spite of this protection four
of the bullets from the rifles carried by
Crow and Shepich penetrated, but did not
have sufficient force to go through the
Fred Bouchard of this city was at
Slaughter to-day and came in to-night on
the train which brought Blanck's body.
The moment he caught sight of the dead
desperado's face he recognized him as the
man he had seen in San Francisco two
years ago. ,
Bouchard says that he and the man
stopped at the Western Hotel together,
and the man would sometimes mysteri
ously disappear for a few days and then
show up again. Blanck, Bouchard says,
was always well dressed and appeared to
have plenty of money, but what name he
went under or what his business was
Bouchard was never able to ascertain.
Blanck was probably the most desperate
criminal ever confined in jail here. He
has killed two men within the last year
and last Sunday night he held up the
County Jailer with a piece of wood shaped
like a revolver and with nine other prison
ers escaped from jail.
When he was taken into court for trial
some monfhs ago he pleaded guilty to
murder in the first degree and was sen
tenced to be hanged. After the court had
sentenced him he asked that his execution
be immediately carried out.
Sheriff Hagan of Snohomish County
captured Willliam Holmes, a negro mur
derer, near Snohomish this morning.
Holmes was one of the men who escaped
from the County Jail with Murderer Blanck
SAN QUENTIN CONVICT FLEES
A Prisoner Serving a Long
Term for Larceny Is
The Warden Believes the Man
Is in Hiding Within the
SAN QUEXTIX, March 21.— Convict C.
Ross, serving an eight years' sentence,
made his escape from the prison here this
morning, and has not yet been recaptured.
The prison was thrown into a state of
excitement at. noon to-day by the sound
ing of the general alarm, betokening that a
prisoner had escaped. It was found that a
convict named C. Ross was missing. The
entire force of guards was instructed to
keep a sharp lookout for the escaped
Inquiry among the guards stationed in
the jutemill, where Ross was at work,
showed that the last time the convict was
seen at his bench was at 9:30, when he was
working as usual. The Warden, after a
careful search of the prison grounds, de
cided that Ross had not succeeded in mak
ing his way over the walls, and that he
was concealed in some one of the hundreds
of places in the mill where a man could
avoid detection for a ehort time at least.
To insure against any chance of his escape
from the vicinity guards were stationed at
short intervals outside the walls, and
twenty-five men were detailed to search
To avoid trouble with the other prisoners,
all the convicts were sent into the upper
yard while the search was being made,
and all were sent to their cells at an early
hour this evening. No trouble of any kind
occurred, and the Warden is confident that
Ross will be apprehended to-morrow at
The prisoners will return to work as
usual to-morrow morning, with an extra
guard in the jutemill, in case Ross is still
The hiding convict has given the prison
authorities a good deal of trouble since he
was sent to the prison two years ago, and
about a year ago forfeited all his credits
for a similar effort to escape.
Ross was sentenced from San Joaquin
County two years ago, to serve a term of
eight years for grand larceny.
STABBING NEAR STOCKTON.
a Farm Laborer Carves a Com
panion With a Butcher-
The Wounded Man May Suc
cumb to His Injuries— The
STOCKTON, March 21. — John Killaen
was probably fatally stabbed this afternoon
by Ed Green, at Murphy's Landing, on the
Mokelumne River, about twenty miles
northwest of Stockton.
The two are farm laborers and had
some trouble over a horse, and in the dis
pute Green used a butcher-knife with such
effect that the friends of Killaen almost
despair of his recovery. Green gave him
self up to a Deputy Sheriff at the landing.
A physician has gone out from here to
attend the wounded man.
TO ESCAPE JOIJ-H.VXTERB.
J>r. Mare Xievingaton'a flight to Stockton
STOCKTON, March 21.— Dr. Marc
Levingston of San Francisco arrived in
Stockton to-day on a visit to relatives. He
said he came here for ■ the j purpose of
escaping the horde of applicants for jobs
who have been making his life more un
pleasant since the new will of James G.
Fair making him executor has been tiled
than the office-seekers are making of
Governor Budd. .Applications for all sorts
of positions, from ranch foreman to
elevator operators, have been pouring in.
Dr. Levingston will leave for Sacramento
to-morrow to consult with Governor Budd.
. Whirled Around a Shaft.
STOCKTON, March 21.— John E. Doak,
who is putting : in .'the ] " engines for , the
electric plant at the new County Hospital,
was caught by a set screw on a shaft this
afternoon^ and whirled around by the
shaft. He was injured internally and two
ribs and one sr arm » were ■ broken. It is
thought he will recover.
A. Woodland Criminal Case.
WOODLAND, March 21.— The jury in
the case of Colcman, charged with assault
ing a woman, went out at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. They have not as yet brought
in a verdict, and the general opinion is
that they will not be able to agree and they
will probably be out all night. This is the
second trial. The jury in the first trial
failed to agree.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STOLEN AT ENSENADA.
Robbers Loot Safes of
a Big Gold Bar and
PUZZLES FOR THE POLICE.
Opening of Strong Boxes by
Persons Familiar With the
NO CLEWS TO THE ROGUES
The Value of the Gold and Coin
Taken Amounts to Thirty
SAX DIEGO, March 21.— The little Mex
ican town of Ensenada, sixty miles south
of San Diego, is in a fever of excitement
over the robber^ of the commission-house
of M. Riveroll & Co. and the bank of Godbe
& Co. last night. In the first place a gold
bar weighing 636 ounces, valued at $12,608,
and several smaller bars were stolen, be
sides coin said to amount to $26,000 in all.
From the bank $8000 in gold was taken,
according to the officials, but much more
is believed to have been lost. Absolutely
no clew was left behind by the robbers, and
as the safes were opened by the combina
tions the affair assumes a mysterious
The gasoline schooner Anita, owned by
the Ibarra Gold Mining Company, arrived
at Ensenada Monday from Santo Domingo
with the big gold bar. It was placed in
charge of the Riverolls' agency to be
shipped to this city on the steamer Pacheco.
Other gold bars of much smaller value
were also in the Riverolls' possession,
awaiting shipment to banks here. They
were placed, together with the big bar
from the Ibarra mines, in the safes in the
office. Yesterday morning when the office
was opened it was seen at once that some
thing was wrong. Only one safe, however,
showed signs of having been tampered
with. It appeared to have been blown
open with dynamite, or, at least, as if dy
namite had been used to give the impres
sion that a forcible entry had been made.
The other safes had been opened by means
of their combinations and the gold was all
gone. Considerable Mexican money was
left untouched. The total amount secured
in the office was given by Mr. Riveroll at
$12,500, but another report was received
that something like $26,000 had been taken.
Seymour Jackson, cashier of Godbe's
bank, opened that institution at 9 o'clock
this morning and found the vault and
steel safe inside wide open and $3000 in
The safe was uninjured, as was the time
lock of the vault itself, and both had evi
dently been opened by some one who knew
the combination. Here also a lot of Mexi
can money had been left behind. The loss
at the bank is said by God be to be not
more than $3000.
Within an hour every avenue from town
was guarded by armed rurales and posses
left in every direction. Governor Sangines
ordered that every effort be made to ap
prehend the robbers, and word was sent to
San Quentin, Alamo, Tia Juana and other
points on the border. The authorities are
utterly in the dark as to the identity of the
daring rogues. It was argued that they
were not intruders from this side of the
line, as the telegraph wires were left uncut,
thus allowing Tia Juana authorities to be
notified. In all probability the thieves are
right in Ensenada hiding their plunder,
This was the view taken by the authorities
there to-night, though the surrounding
country is being scoured.
Henry Schacht of San Francisco, vice
president, and one of the heaviest owners
in the Ibarra Mining Company, was in this
city yesterday and was notified of the rob
bery by Mr. Riveroll. Schacht had just
made a visit to the mines on the schooner
Anita, and had personally given the bar to
Mr. Riveroll to be shipped here.
Mr. Schacht sent word to Juez de Paza,
at Tia Juana, and in the afternoon went to
the line to be on the lookout for any sus
picious characters coming up from En
senada. Detective Russell was put upon
the case by Mr. Schacht. and the former
issued circulars last evening, offering a lib
eral reward for the apprehension of the
Cowboy Drowned in Lower California.
SAN DIEGO, March 21.— A cowboy in
the employ of Charles Baker, named
Francisco Dore, gathering cattle near
Algodones, was drowned while trying to
cross a laguna last Friday. He paid no
heed to the warning and forced his horse
into the stream. The current was running
like a millrace, and on reaching it horse
and rider disappeared. The' horse was
washed ashore dead several hundred yards
below. The body of the man has not been
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