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A MONOPOLY SCHEME
Features of a Measure
to Stop Telephone
IT IS NOT YET A LAW.
The Bill Awaits Consideration
and Signature by the
APPROPRIATIONS TO BE VETOED.
The Executive May Refuse to Ap
prove Many of the Claims
SACRAMENTO, March 2L— The new
telephone company whith is to begin
operations in this city has discovered that
there is a bill awaiting the .signature of
the Governor which, if it passes, will
cause them to go out of business. This is
Assembly bill 17^, which provides that any
franchise applied for must be let to the
highest bidder and not otherwise.
The bill bears the ear-marks of being one
of those which was engineered through by
the Bell telephone and other powerful
companies holding valuable and practi
cally exclusive franchises. The matter
will be laid before the Governor to-morrow,
when it will be argued that if he signs the
bill he will prevent Sacramento, Stockton
and numerous other cities from getting
cheap telephone rates.
COYOTE SCALP CLAIMS.
The Governor Refuses to Tal:e Hasty
Action in the Matter.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 21.— The
coyote scalp claims bill was a topic of
lively discussion in the Governor's office
Representatives from the counties of
Kern, King, Ventura, Fresno and Tulare
were present and endeavored to impress
upon the executive's mind the necessity of
signing Senate bill No. 18, providing for
the payment of the accumulated claims
for bounty on coyote scalps. A perfect
storm of argument was showered upon his
Excellency, but evidently without visible
The fact is Governor Budd has been in
stituting a vigorous investigation into the
justice of the claims, and by the aid of
Detective Crawford has discovered that
there has been a large amount of fraud
perpetrated and that no less than 223
pounds of scalps had been smuggled into
this State at one time, coming from El
Paso, Tex., and being distributed in Kern
County for redemption. Another similar
package was received in the same locality
from another State. The Governor made
this statement to the representative from
Kern County when he attempted to advo
cate the signing of the bill, and also stated
that the Grand Jury of that county had
been notified by the Board of Examiners
as to the identity of the individual, and
had as yet to take action. The represen
tative stated that he was personally a
member of that body and that an investi
gation in the matter of fraudulent demands
for scalp bounty would be entered upon
shortly, they had not as yet had time. He
desired, however, he said, to present the
fact for the Governor's consideration that
it was hardly right to punish the innocent
with the guilty, and advocated the signing
of the bill, so that just claims could be set
tled and the others proven to be fraudulent.
"That is the trouble," replied Governor
Budd. 'I cannot, with so short a space
of time at my disposal, prove that the
coyotes were not killed in this State, and
until I can do so I do not feel justified in
acting in the matter. In fact, I think it
will require two years to investigate."
After listening to numerous arguments
he disposed of the matter by saying:
"I shall submit this case to the Attorney-
General for, whereas, I do not wish to be
cursed, as no doubt I will be, by every
one holding a just claim, still I can take
no hasty action."
The point to be submitted is the bearing
which section 600 of the Political Code
will have upon the signing of the bill.
This section provides that the board
may postpone action for cause on any
case for one month after it has been
reached, and infers that they must then
reject or allow.
THE J OR VAX CLAIM.
Governor Budd Hears Argument For and
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— Governor
Budd had the claim of Dennis Jordan for
labor performed in the construction of the
Folsoin State Prison under consideration
this afternoon. The bill developed a quan
tity of friends and but one opponent, who
made up in active antagonism to the meas
ure what was lacking in the number of in
dividual opponents. The friends of the
bill numbered in their ranks such partisans
as Senator Grove L. Johnson, ex-Secretary
of State Beck and William McHenry, who
was foreman of construction at the time
the work was performed. The statement
of ex-Lieutenant Governor Johnson was
also read, as was the report of the commit
tee who investigated the justness of the
claim in 1880.
Judge Catlin of the Superior Court ap
peared in opposition to the bill and pre
sented such strenuous arguments against
the signing of the measure that he was
questioned by the Governor as to his per
sonal interest in the bill. After stating
that he had the interests of the people at
heart he said that he was the attorney for
the old Natoma Company, which had al
ways opposed the contract being awarded
to, Jordan, and which at the time he se
cured it offered him $20,000 to relinquish it
in their favor.
On the last two days of the late session of
the Legislature Assembly bill 102G was
pawed. It provides for the payment of all
private claims out of the revenues of the
forty-seventh fiscal year, and refers all
claims to the Board of Examiners, with
power to cut them down if exorbitant.
This bill will enable the present adminis
tration to settle all just claims and dispose
of them. The Jordan bill has already
passed live Legislatures, twenty -one com
mittees and has been favorably considered
by a State Board of Examiners.
Governor Jiudrf. May Not Approve Appro
pri-ations Made by the Legislature.
SACRAMENTO, March 21.— Governor
Budd's eagle quill may veto many claims
bills. It is now definitely stated among
those who claim to know that not a claim
bill will be approved except those of men
wounded during the last strike. The mili
tary bills will all be approved.
The delegation from 6outh of Tehachapi
included some of ihe cleverest workers and
most expert legislative manipulators at
the Capitol. The results of their labors
show for themselves in the bills they
have worked through. Now it is known
that their work will go for naught. A num
ber of their bills have already been ap
proved. They were those demanded by
actual necessity. Other bills carrying ap
propriations that might wait for another
two years without serious injury to the
State will be branded with the fateful veto.
Among the bills that will be approved
Guy's bill appropriating $25,000 for the
establishment of a State Normal School at
Brusie's bill to establish a system of ven
tilation in the State Capitol at a cost of
The bill appropriating $6000 for improve
ments and new buildings for the Los
Angeles Normal School.
Altogether claim b ; lls aggregating
between $750,000 and $800,000 will be
knocked out. This will bring the tax levy
down to less than the 50-cent limit,
although it will be considerably more than
the Democratic 45 cents.
The bills of the Republicans are not the
only ones to suffer. One of the bills to be
vetoed is that of Senator Langford in regard
to the tramp evil. This is the bill that
made it a crime for bands of men to travel
across the country together.
NOTED SANTA ROSA CASE.
New Turn in the Suit of the
Administrator of the pena
The Long Litigation May Come
to an Abrupt Termina
SANTA ROSA, March 21. — Andrew
Markham and Colonel M. L. McDonald of
this city have withdrawn as bondsmen for
William Fitch, administrator in the
famous Pena estate, and Fitch has been
cited to appear with new bondsmen. If he
does not produce them this celebrated
case, involving over 15,000 acres of land in
Washington and Russian River town
ships, will come to an abrupt end.
The case has been dragging through
the courts for many years. Fitch, as ad
ministrator of one of Antonio Pena's
heirs, sued for a small interest in all that
land. Hundreds of families in the north
ern part of the county would have the
title to their lands invalidated should
Fitch win his point, but their possession
has been of so many years that the
courts in former cases have decided against
The interest sued for by Fitch would be
worth $500,000, but his chances for ever
securing it are very remote.
STRUCK BY A. SAXIiB AGGER.
A. Horseman's Xarroic Escape Front. Se
rious Injury at a Robber's Hands.
SANTA ROSA, March 21.— Ed Corm-tt,
a young horseman of this city, was
knocked down by a sandbagger on E-sfreet
bridge here last night about 12 o'clock.
Cornett was returning from the race
track, and when he started to cross the
bridge, a man crept up behind him and
dealt Him a heavy blow with a sandbag.
Cornett fell to his knees, but was not ren
dered unconscious by the blow. He strug
gled to his feet again, broke away from the
grasp of the robber and ran for his life.
The robber ordered him to atop or he
would be shot, but Cornett escaped.
It is believed the robber had been lying
on the bridge in wait for a well-known
capitalist, who he believed would be along
that way about that time. Cornett was
badly hurt, but will recover. No trace has
been found of the robber.
The Sheriff Mourns l.uss of Revenue.
SANTA ROSA, March 21.— Considerable
dissatisfaction has been expressed here by
the friends of Sheriff Allen on account of
the clause in the new county government
bill, which deprives Allen of about $1000 a
year for licenses. It is charged that the
Sonoma County Assemblymen knew noth
ing about the cut, but that it was accom
plished by Senator Holloway when the
bill came to the Senate. When the bill
got back to the Assembly, the Sonoma
County representatives did not discover
the little joker that is arousing the wrath
of Allen's friends.
THE ORCHARDS OF SONOMA.
Little Damage to Fruit by
Frost Excepting Bart
Many Trees Will Come Into
Bearing and the Crop
May Be Heavy.
HEALDSBURG, March 21.— A Call
correspondent has returned from an ex
tended trip throughout Sonoma County
and finds that the fruit crop has not been
materially damaged by the recent cold
In the Sonoma Valley some injury to
the apricot crop is reported, and some or
chardists say the blossoms of the Bartlett
pear have dropped badly — so much so that
a rmall crop will result.
In the Russian River, Dry Creek and
Gold Ridge districts the crop bids fair, and,
added to the new orchards ■which will
come into bearing, the output this season
may be the heaviest known.
A fact worthy of note is the large num
ber of orange and other trees which have
been planted. In the townships of Clover
dale, Washington and Mendocino nearly
every farmer has set out a few orange and
lemon trees. A joint stock company,
made up of Cloverdale and Santa Rosa
capitalists, has purchased twelve acres of
land in the northern part of the county and
planted the entire tract to orange and
The same is true of the planting of olive
trees. Although Sonoma County has the
largest olive orchard in the State the grow
ing of this fruit has in the past been con
fined to a few, but this season has wit
nessed the # planting of a large number of
these trees by many farmers.
It is now definitely known that the Se
bastopol cannery will be operated this
season, and a visit to the packing-houses
of Santa Rosa, Petaluma and this place re
vealed the fact that less canned goods and
dried fruits remain in stock than at the
same time last year.
A new drier is being built in Sonoma
Valley which will have a capacity of fifty
tons of green fruit per day. Another fruit
drier is to be built in this place, which will
be one of the largest in the State.
Besides these several smaller fruit-driers
are being built, while Cloverdale and So
noma City are both striving to have can
The orchards are remarkably healthy
and the outlook for Sonoma's fruit in
terests is very encouraging.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1895.
CABINET MEN CONFER
They Are Worried by
the New Diplomatic
FOREIGNERS ARE SILENT.
Great Uneasiness Caused by
England's Demand Upon
TIME FOR UNCLE SAM TO ACT.
An Exchange of Courtesies Cannot
Alone Uphold the Monroe
"WASHINGTON, March 21.— Although
the diplomatic situation here is so thick it
can be cut into chunks, the entire com
bined prospects of war to-day are not suf
ficiently good to keep citizens awake of
nights. The Spanish incident is resting on
its oars and Senor Murugua merely util
izes a patient reporter to re-emphasize his
declaration that he will not be recalled.
Minister Thurston is hoWing his peace
and patiently awaiting the anticipated ar
rival of the steamer at San Francisco from
Honolulu bringing news for his official de
Baron Fava has relapsed into silence.
Senor Romero feels cheerful and hopeful
that war may yet be avoided between
Guatemala and Mexico.
The only cog in the diplomatic wheel is
that relating to the course to be pursued
by the United States when Great Britain
shall have actually pounced upon Nicar
agua. The fact cannot be denied that this
is a serious problem, which is entirely
divorced from usuai platitudes and pleas
When Great Britain anchors a first-class
man-of-war off the coast of Nicaragua, de
mands the counting out in cold cash of
$75,000, and in the event of a refusal or
non-compliance seizes the territory in lieu
of liquidation, the United States mu^t
either swallow the Monroe doctrine or pre
pare to uphold it by something more sub
stantial and effective than a mere exchange
of diplomatic courtesies.
That the seriousness of the proposition
is fully apprehended by the administration
is evidenced by the fact that a discussion
of the subject occupied more time at the
Cabinet meeting on Tuesday than ail other
foreign entanglements combined.
It is also certain that a continuation of
the consideration will be had at to-mor
row's meeting. Something positive and
definite must be done or the Monroe doc
trine will become simply a heirloom.
GREAT BRITAIS'S ItEMAXD. —
General Barrios Departed When It Was
LONDON, March 21. — The following
semi-official statement was obtained by
the Associated Press to-night in regard to
the trouble between Great Britain and Nic
General Barrios, the Nicaraguan envoy,
left to-day when the British demands' were
made for compensation in the sum of
£15,000 for the expulsion from Bluefields
of Mr. Hatch, the British consular agent
there, and also for the appointment of a
committee to adjudicate the damage sus
tained by the persons and property of
British subjects expelled from the Mos
quito Reservation. General Barrios, it is
understood, has since submitted the mat
ter to the Government of the United
State?, with the object of enlisting sym
pathy and aid.
The statement that Great Britain stipu
lated that no citizen of the United States
should be a member of the board is inac
curate. It is the opinion in diplomatic
circles here that the den; mds of Great
Britain are exceptionally small and the
aggravation warranted even severer meas
ATTEMPTS TO BURX CHURCHES.
Supposed to JB« the Work of a Woman
Crated by Religion.
WASHINGTON, March 21.— Attempts
were made to-day to set fire to two of the
largest Catholic churches in the city, St.
Patrick's and St. Dominick's. In both cases
the fire was discovered and extinguished
before material damage had been done.
Before the fires were discovered in both
cases a tall woman dressed in black was
seen walking down the aisles and out of the
church in a nervous manner. Police and
detectives are scouring the city for the
puilty party. All the Catholic churches in
the city are being guarded. The incen
diary is supposed to be some fanatic whose
brain has been affected by constant atten
tion to religion.
CAPTAIN VS. PAYMASTER.
folger of the yorktown is
Again in Trouble With
How He Tried to Coerce a Sub
ordinate Into Doing His
WASHINGTON, March 21.-Captain
Folger of the Yorktown, now on the China
station, who had some trouble with his
officers last year in the Bering Sea, has
again become involved in a like difficult y.
It is learned that recently he charged
Paymaster Webster of the Yorktown with
intoxication. According to the paymaster
the captain offered to refrain from press
ing the charge if the paymaster in turn
would withdraw a charge of insubordina
tion he had lodged against the coxswain of
the captain's gig.
The paymaster refused to do this and
was suspended. When the matter came
before Admiral Carpenter, after looking
into and hearing the paymaster's story, he
promptly restored the latter to duty and
ordered a court of inquiry, the findings of
which are not known here.
Renton'.i Murder Investigated.
WASHINGTON, March 21.— The Mont
gomery has returned to Mobile from Tru
jillo, Honduras. Captain Davis has, it is
believed, completed his investigation of
the case of the murdered American, Ren
ton, and will report the facts to the Secre
tary of the Navy, who will in turn trans
mit than to the Department of State.
Indian Territory Judgeships.
WASHINGTON, March 21.-The follow
ing appointments were announced to-day:
William M. Springer of Illinois, Judge of
the Northern District, Indian Territory;
Constance Buckley Gilgore of Texas, Judge
of the Southern District, Indian Territory.
Indian Territory Judgeships are now offices
established by Congress for the purpose of
checking the spread of lawlessness in the
Indian Territory, which had become the
refuge of robbers and outlaws.
FIGHTIXG :, IX PJSRU.
Bloody Scenes lie fore the Provisional
Government Was Formed.
WASHINGTON, March 21.— A dispatch
was received here to-day bj r Secretary
Gresham from Minister McKenzie in .Peru
in reference to the recent revolution there.
According to Mr. McKenzie, there was bit
ter fighting in and around Lima for three
days. At the end of this time there was
over 1000 dead bodies lying unburied in the
streets and both sides were exhausted. An
armistice was agreed upon to permit the
dead to be buried and the wounded cared
for. After this was finished negotiations
were still continued, and finally an agree
ment of some sort was reached by the
leaders of the contending factions, but de
tails of these were not learned by the Min
ister. Some sort of a provisional govern
ment now seems to be in control.
SAN JOSE FORGER'S ARREST.
A Chinese Interpreter Comes
to Grief Through Dis
Cashes False Claims to Which
He Affixes Official Sig
SAN JOSE, March 21.— Arthur Spencer,
a Chinese interpreter, was arrested this
evening by Constable Haley on two charges
of forgery preferred against him by Town
ship Justice Dwyer and City Justice Goss.
Spencer has been the official Chinese in
terpreter in the Justice Courts for over two
years, and during this time he has de
frauded the county out of considerable
money by means of writing interpreting
•aims on county claim blanks. His bills
would range from $4 to $8, and he would
then forge the names of the Justices to the
claim and present it to the County Clerk,
who according to law would take Spencer's
oath and return the bill to Spencer. The
latter would then have the bill discounted,
and the assigned claim would be presented
to the Board of Supervisors. All of the
forged claims were allowed, and the
amount will reach several hundred dollars.
Constable Haley detected the forgeries
while looking over the files in the County
TRANSFER OF EnVSVAJLE CHURCH.
Mrs. Hayea-Chenowith and Her Sons
Surrender the Property.
SAN JOSE, March 21.— Mrs. Hayes-
Chenowith's church at Edenvale has been
turned over to the holder of a mortgage.
The transfer was made by Mrs. Hayes-
Chenowith and her sons, E. A. Hayes and
J. O. Hayes, and included, besides the
church, much other property.
The mortgage was given to Ellen C.
Lyon, a relative of Mrs. Hayes-Chenowith,
as security upon a promissory note, dated
yesterday, for $22,630. The note is payable
in eight months, with interest at the rate
of 7 per cent. The mortgage was upon
property which included a thirty-five
horsepower engine, an eight-horsepower
engine, a 360-light dynamo with switch
board and fixtures, a number of pumps,
boilers and safes, a lot of printing mate
rials, two pianos and two organs, a large
number of oil paintings and all the horses
and colts on the place at Edenvale.
The bill of sale which was given yester
day in consideration of $5000 in coin was
for the following articles: One pulpit and
three rostrum chairs in the chapel at Eden
vale, 408 assembly chairs, 140 cane-seated
chairs, 500 yards Brussels carpet and some
household and farm property.
Southern I'aeifir. Suit Against T.os Gatos.
SAN JOSE, March 21.— 1n the injunc
tion suit of the Southern Pacific Company
and the South Pacific Coast Railway Com
pany against the town of Los Gatos, the
defendant denies that plaintiff lias any
title to the property in dispute. The com
pany claims the property as a right of way,
while the city claims it as a street.
found, Dead in Bed.
SAN JOSE, March 21.— Gustave Hart
man, a native of Germany, aged 58 years,
and who for the past sixteen years has
been a resident of San Jose, was found
dead in his room this morning at the Tele
scope Hotel on the Alum Rock road.
When found Hartman was in his night
clothes, but the bed had not been disturbed,
showing that he must have expired while
preparing to go to bed. An autopsy was
held by Dr. Wayland this morning and it
was found that death was caused by fatty
degeneration of the heart. Coroner Secora
held an inquest this afternoon and a ver
dict was brought in accordance with the
above facts. Hartman was unmarried.
fire at Mount Eden.
DECOTO, Cal., March 21.— The large hay
and straw warehouse on the narrow gauge
road at Mount Eden, owned by the Peter
man estate, was burned to the ground
early this morning. The fire was dis
covered about midnight. The barn was
full of hay and straw. The loss was about
$7500. It was fully insured. No cause for
the fire can be given.
fatal Accident at Maricopa.
PHCENIY, Ariz., March 21.— James Cole
man, formerly a soldier at Fort Grant,
Ariz., was found lying near the railroad
track at Maricopa Wednesday night with
both legs cut off close to the body. He
could give no coherent account of himself
and it is supposed he fell under the cars in
an attempt to board a moving freight
train. He died from his injuries to-night.
Count}/ Division Fight at Fhaeniac.
PJKENIX, Ariz., March 21.— After a
bitter contest in the Lecislature the oppo
nents of the county division bill gave up
the fight to-night and the bill was passed,
creating the county of Navajo out of
To Vrerent Xew Thefts.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 21.— The
State Senate to-day passed Senator Berry's
bill to "Prevent the wrongful taking of
news dispatches from telegraph or tele
phone wires," providing a penalty of a fine
of $2000, or imprisonment not to exceed
one year or both in the court's discretion.
Miss Boyd Is Engaged.
BALTIMORE, March 21.— The engage
ment is announced of T. F. Deane, manager
of Harris' Academy of Music, to Miss
Annie Boyd, the clever actress and singer
who fills the title role of "Aladdin Jr.,"
which is playing at the Academy the pres
ent week. The wedding will take place
early in the coming summer.
T»r. Ludtriff Frank Dead.
NEW YORK, March 21.— Dr. Ludwig
Frank died suddenly to-day at his home in
this city. Death was due to heart failure.
Dr. Frank was a well-known journalist and
HIS CONDUCT PROPER.
Friends of Mr. Thurston
Say He Has Not
BETRAYED NO SECRETS.
Merely Gave Out Information
That Was Public to the
STANDING OF THE MINISTER.
If Hawaiian Annexation Comes Up
He Will Be a Prominent
WASHINGTON, March 21.— Although
Mr. Thurston, the Hawaiian Minister, re
fuses to discuss the cause that led to his
estrangement with Gresham his friends
think it only fair to him to refute the pub
lished allegation that he has betrayed dip
lomatic secrets. ,
Admitting that Mr. Thurston did as is
alleged his friends assert that he did not
exceed his diplomatic duties in the slight
est respect in making public the sentences
imposed on several of the Hawaiian con
spirators by the military court. The pro
ceedings of the court were conducted
openly and the sentences of the prisoners
had been publicly announced in Hawaii
and all the facts reached San Francisco by
the first mail steamer from the islands.
Mr. Thurston's friends say he has never
betrayed any official communication or
abused official confidence in the corre
spondence between his Government and
himself and the Government of the
United States or any of its representa
tives. It is admitted that it would
have been a manifest impropriety for him
to have divulged any information from the
Secretary of State touching the relations
between Hawaii and the United States.
At the same time it is claimed for him
that he was perfectly free to publish any
information he desired in regard to the
events in the Hawaiian republic that came
into his possession entirely independent of
the State Department, provided he did not
comment on the action of the United
States Government in regard thereto. The
suggestion is made here that a movement
will be made in the future looking to
Hawaiian annexation, and that Mr.
Thurston's intimate knowledge of affairs
both in this country and in Hawaii will
lead to his having a prominent connection
with any commission on the part of
Hawaii to negotiate for terms of admission
to the Union.
ARE SELLING THEIR SEEDS.
Secretary Morton to Put a
Check on Certain Prac
tices of Congressmen.
Many Members Who Have Given
Orders to Transfer Their
WASHINGTON, March 2l.— Since Secre
tary Morton has been' at the head of the
Agricultural Department he has opposed
the present method of seed distribution
through Congressional agencies. He does
not believe that the money expended in
this way is productive of the good that
could be derived from other methods which
he has recommended and which would be
less costly to the Government. It has been
represented to the Secretary that mem
bers of Congress have disposed of their
quotas of seed in a way not contemplated
by the law, and he recently took steps to
ascertain the truth of the statements.
At his direction the agents of the seed
department negotiated for the purchase of
a member's share and the former soon
brought to the Secretary the written order
of a member for fully 75 per cent of his an
nual quota, which was offered for sale at
$75. The purchase was made and the
agent gave his check for the money, which
was indorsed by the member and is now in
the Secretary's possession.
Secretary Morton also says he could have
recently purchased from a second-hand
book-dealer in this city the quota allowed
to three members of Congress for $150
each. Besides these he says he has the
names of probably a hundred members of
Congress who have given orders for the
transfer of their quota of seed, or a great
portion (*f them, to other parties.
Some of them are probably in exchange
for Patent Office reports and other Govern
ment publications, according to the con
stituency of the respective members. He
will print all of these names in his next
annual report In order that the practice
prevailing may be shown to the public.
The last agricultural appropriation bill
provides for $180,000 for seed distribution
for the fiscal year of 1896, $20,000 of which
is to pay the expenses incident to the pub
lication of farmers' bulletins, notwith
standing the Secretary suggests that only
$500 be allotted to each of the forty-eight
experiment stations to purchase new and
improved varieties of seeds, cuttings, etc.
EADED XJT A DRAW.
A Youth With the Hate Receipts Shot by
WABHINGTON r March 21.— "8ol" Eng
lish and Joe Bateman fought twenty
rounds at Steubener's roadhouse to
night, ending in a draw. A young man
named Charles Morris, who was taking the
gate receipts, was shot by two men who
tried to rob him.
Denies the Combine Story.
WASHINGTGN, March 21.— John F.
Victory, secretary of the National Asso
ciation of Letter-carriers, to-day denied
that a combination of postal clerks has
been formed for the purpose of bringing
pressure upon Congress to overturn any
rules of the Postoffice Department, or for
the purpose of lobbying through Congress
legislation designed in their interests.
In Uncle Sam's Strong Box.
WASHINGTON, March 21.-To-day's
statement of the condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $185,237*
-794; gold reserve, $90,861,800.
T.nufjhtou'.i Funeral at Tacoma.
TACOMA, March 21.— Funeral services
over the remains of ex-Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Charles E. Laughton were held at
noon to-day in St. Luke's Church. A
platoon of police headed the procession, in
which marched lodges of Shriners, Masons
and Elks, these orders conducting the fun
j Both the Olympia and Tacoma lodges
made eiaborate floral offerings. The re
mains were shipped to San Francisco,
where they will be cremated. Mrs.
Laughton and Ray, her son, accompany
MOKELUJIXE 'MIXER'S ESCAPE.
Falls Into the Sump of an Old Mine, but
Is Fortunately Itescued.
STOCKTON, March 21.— A miner named
Gleason, living near Mokelumne, had an
almost miraculous escape from death last
While returning from Mokelumne he
lost his way and wandering from the path
fell into the open shaft of an abandoned
mine on what is known as the Stockton
Ridge. The shaft is 135 feet deep, but there
was about 100 feet of water in it. Gleason
fortunately fell feet first. He sank be
neath the surface of the water and was al
most stunned by the fall.
Arising to the surface he braced himself
against tne sides of the shaft and thus kept
himself from drowning. He cried at the
top of his voice for help, but for an hour
his cries were unheard. Finally he at
tracted the attention of a passer-by. The
latter sent word to Mokelumne Hill and a
number of men with ropes and lanterns
came to the rescue.
Gleason was taken out and with the ex
ception of a few bruises is unhurt.
Telephone line to Sonora Completed.
STOCKTON, March 21.— The telephone
line running from this city through Oak
dale and Knights Ferry was completed to
Sonora to-night, and was found, on test
ing, to work periectly. Superintendent
Kearns of the Stockton division was in the
Sonora office and conversed with people
here, receiving the congratulations of
Stockton people. He made connection
with Modesto and talked over 107 miles of
wire to this city, and then talked with San
Francisco, a distance of 207 miles. The
completion of this line is a matter of great
satisfaction to Sonora people. Chinese
Camp, Jamestown and Coulterville are
also connected by this line, and soon it
will be carried into Calaveras County.
Xot a Candidate for Warden.
STOCKTON, March 21.— 1n reply to the
published statement that Sheriff Cunning
nam is to be appointed warden of San
Qucntin Penitentiary, that official says
that there is not the least truth in the
statement. He has entered into a four
years' contract to serve the people of San
Joaquin County, he says, and proposes to
fulfill that contract, as the people here
have treated him very well.
OREGON ROAD RECEIVER.
Appointment of John M. Egan
to Take Charge of the
Judge Gilbert's Action Proves a
Surprise to the Parties
PORTLAND, Or., March 21.-Judge Gil
bert of the United States Circuit Court has
appointed John M. Egan receiver of the
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern
Railway, subject to the approval of Judge
Sanborn of the district of Wyoming.
The order appointing the receiver is to
take effect only upon the entry in the dis
trict of Wyoming of an order directing the
Union Pacific receivers now in charge to
transfer the property to Egan, who is ap
pointed receiver of the Short Line.
Three bills were brought by the Ameri
can Loan and Trust Company in its pro
ceedings in the United States court here.
One was an intervening petition in the
Ames suit, which was by mutual consent
shelved in the hearing.
Another was an intervening petition in
the Dillon suit, and Judges Gilbert and
Bellinger handed down their opinion yes
The other was the suit in which Egan
The appointment was a great surprise,
following so closely upon the opinion of
yesterday, which was. considered adverse
to the American Loan and Trust Com
pany. It did not become generally known
imtil to-day /that such an order had
been made. Egan is well known among
railroad men, having gained a national
reputation through his position as chair
man of the General Managers' Association
during the great strike last summer. His
bond is lixed at $20,000.
Judge Gilbert says: "The appointment
of Mr. Egan as receiver of the Short Line
is not intended to bind the court of Wyo
ming, but is merely advisory. In case the
matter comes up in the Wyoming court
and Judge Snnborn sees fit to take the same
action as this court the receiver will be
ready to take charge of the road."
Last December the American Loan and
Trust Company brought suit in the United
States Circuit Court for the foreclosure of
their mortgage in Oregon Short Line and
Utah Northern and the appointment of a
separate receiver, and it was in this suit
that Judge Gilbert appointed Mr. Egan as
receiver. Egan's appointment will not
stand unless the Wyoming court decides
to appoint him after the case has been
Deatli of a Portland. Editor* Wife.
PORTLAND, Or., March 21.— Mrs. A. F.
Carle, wife of the managing editor of the
Oregonian, died to-day of heart failure.
Mrs. Carle was well known in St. Paul,
where her husband was managing editor
of the Pioneer Press for fourteen years.
gMrs. Carle's remains will be taken East
to-morrow night for interment at Kalama
SAN BERXARItiyO MURIiER CASE.
A. Manalayer May Escape Punishment
on a Technicality.
SAN BERNARDINO, March 21.— Juan
Ferra, charged with being an accom
plice in the murder of "Chicken
Jim," for which Amelio Garcia was
tried and convicted of murder in
the first degree, was represented by his
attorney in court to-day, and a motion was
made to quash the indictment on the
ground that the Grand Jury was not a
The motion is based on the ground that
the first drawing only secured sixteen
jurors and the order summoning the
others read trial jurors instead of grand
jurors. Should the motion prevail Amelio
Garcia, who is condemned to suffer the
death penalty, might be released on a writ
of habeas corpus. The Judge will render
his decision to-morrow.
Lompoc Man's Sudden Death.
SANTA BARBARA, March 21.— A tele
phone message from Lompoc says that
Henry Linder, a wealthy resident of that
place, dropped dead this morning. The
cause of death is unknown. Linder had
been indicted by the Grand Jury for a
statutory offense, and his trial was set for
April 2. The evidence of his guilt was
thought to be conclusive.
Snowstorm at Dunamiiir,
DUNSMUIR, Cal., March 21.— A snow
storm began this morning. The snow is
over two feet deep now and the storm is
BURDENS OF FRANCE.
Her Subjects Pay a Tax
SOURCES OF REVENUES.
Some Comparisons to Pacify
Those Who Pay the In
NOTHING ESCAPES THE LEVY.
Enormous Salaries of the Officials
Raised at the Expense of
WASHINGTON, March 21.— reoplo who
take exception to the income tax an
few internal revenue taxes imposed in the
United States may take some satisfaction
in learning how much WOTM off are th«
French in this respect as disclosed in a
report to the State Department by Doited
States Consul Wiley at Bordeaux. H.;
shows that every form of legal ;
checks, notes and documents, bills of
lading, and even lithographs, mu«t have a
revenue stamp nffixcil. From this some*
the treasury draws its political revenue,
amounting last year to $140,000,(100.
The spirit and wine tax amounts to |130,«
000,000; the custom-house receipts wero
$100,000,000; tobacco, matches, playing,
cards and other Government monopolies in
cluded, $180,000,000. Sugar paid an inter
nal revenue tax of .062 of a cent per potmd —
$29,000,000 in all. The land tax brought in
$39,000,000 an i personal property $28
If a clerk occupies a hall room he p*yi a
tax of $2 per annum, while his landlady not
only has to pay for her poodle but fof
every door and window in the house. As
the treasury receives $12,000,000 perannuin
for windows the architect who can design a
house with the least possible amount of
ventilation does the best busin<
If you own a bone, carriage, billiard
table or bicycle you are taxed. The Gov
ernment collects $6,400,000 annually for
permitting such luxuries to exist, and a
bill was recently introduced in the Cham
ber to tax the wearing of corsets. Business
licenses bring in $24,000,000 per annum.
As to expenditures the interest on the
national debt v $270,000,000, ami the main
tenance of the 530,000 men in the army,
for which the French are ruining them
selves, costs $130,000,000. Th« navy OOBtl
$50,000,000 each year, and it <-o*ts $12,000,
--000 to run the Government match, tobacco
and card factories, for individuals cannot
make or sell these things. Salari- -
$2,600,000 for the President, Benaton and
Chamber, and the President's Hilary is
$240,000 per annum — nearly five times as
great as our own Presklent'l salary, and
the French executive has a seven years'
term. The judiciary cost $8,000,000", and,
as the State also pays the ; 00,000
goes to that account. The Forjeign Office
and diplomatic service costs $4,000,000, and
wln'ii it comes to public works Di
than $240,000,000 is spent annually, making
our river and harbor and public 'buildings
seem ridiculously small. There an; mmiv
other items of expense requiring! the ex
ercise of ingenuity to meet them, and how
long the French Government can continue
to support such an expensive establish
ment is a matter of speculation.
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