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VOLUME LXXYIL— NO. 103.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Bold Attempt to Rob a
Stage at the Town
RUNNING NIGHT TIGHT.
A Lone Road Agent Shoots at
the Messenger, Who Re
turns the Fire.
THE DRIVER REFUSES TO HALT.
Lashes His Horses and Takes the
Passengers and Treasure
Out of Danger.
'^PlXf;. March 22.— A bold attempt
to hold up the Redding and Weaverville
was made here this evening at the
. ::i;>. and nm for the nerve of the
driver and the messenger might have suc
It was just after dusk as the stage from
Weaverville came up the last hill in the
road on a walk, llichard Heath, the
driver, and Shotgun Messenger Haskell
had been whiling away the time in a dis
d of n-.v^e robberies. In the coach
were three passengers.
As they reached the edge of the hill, the
driver gathered a firmer grip on his reins
and craikeii his long whip to send the
horses into a gallop, when both the men
on the drivers seat heard a shout to the
right antf just behind the stage, and turned
about. Then came the command from be
hind a clump of shrubbery: "Holdup!
Hold up! Hold up! Throw down that
The messenger threw up his gun and
just as he did so there came the flash of a
revolver, two quick reports and the ping of
two bullets. By the Bash the messenger
located the whereabouts of the would-be
robber and sent two loads of buckshot
crashing through the brush. Just as he
;!ie driver lashed his horses and the
stage was soon out of danger.
After reloading his gun, Haskell climbed
down from, the stage, and returning to
where the shooting had occurred, ex
amined the locality thoroughly, but found
no trace of the highwayman, nor anything
t iiat would prove a clew to the would-be
This is the first attempt to hold up a
stage in this section since the lynching of
the Ruggles brothers, road agents.
LOS ANGELES CAR LINES.
The Service to Be Improved and
-Another Road to Be
A New Superintendent to Take
Charge for the Old
LOS ANGELES, March 22.— 1t is under
stood that Morris Trumbull will arrive in
this city in the course of a few days to take
charge of the Consolidated Electric Rail
way Company's lines for the present at
The line to Pasadena and suburbs is al
most completed, and cither improvements
are contemplated to increase the efficiency
Work was commenced to-day on the
track of the new company, which will ope
rate in competition with the consolidated.
The new road will parallel the old line in
many parts of the city.
MILL, AM* IS IMPROVING s
The Lieutenant-Governor Is Gaining
Strength. Day Ify Day.
LOS ANGELES, March 22.— report
•was circulated this afternoon that Lieuten
ant-Governor MilJard had suffered a relapse
and was dying is a canard.
Superintendent Muir of the Southern
Pacific received a telegram from the agent
at Indio this evening stating that he saw
Millard at breakfast and dinner at the
hotel and out of doors this afternoon. He
is much improved in health and growing
stronger every day.
PLAIT MURDER CASE.
Two of the Accused Slayers of a Lady
Teacher 1 Uncharged.
LOS ANGELES, March 22.— 1n the case
against three Indians accused of having
murdered the reservation teacher, Mrs.
Mary Platt, near Temescal, several months
ago, 'United States District Attorney Denis
asked that the charge be dismissed to-day
as to Antonio Ashman and Francisco Gua
vish in the Circuit Court. The motion was
granted, and the trial proceeded with the
"remaining defendant, Mateo Pa, in the
dock. '--■':'.: . "
:»_•'.■ Frederick Horde in Favor.
/'.LOS ANGELES, March 22.— Frederick
. Warde has been in much demand in social
■ circles during his engagement in this city.
The" well-known actor has been the guest
of nearly all the clubs and has delivered a
lecture almost every day this week before
several schools and societies on Shake
speare and his works.
Railroad Damage Suit.
LOS ANGELES, March 22.— Judge Ross
decided to-day in the suit for damages of
James Stalker vs. the Pullman Palace Car
Company that the Federal court had no
jurisdiction, both parties to the action be
ing residents of Illinois. The suit is for
$20,000 damages for personal injuries.
■No Clew to a Waif's Parents. ,
LOS ANGELES, March 22.— The police
have been unable to discover a clew to
the' identity of -the strange woman who
left a newly born babe at the Natick Hotel
Wednesday evening or to obtain any infor
mation whatever as to the parentage of the
Coroner's Verdict in- the Satnis Case.
LOS ANGELES, March . 22.— The Coro
ner's jury called upon to investigate the
cause of the death of Mrs. Alice Samis of
Whittier, who died of blood-poisoning
after childbirth while in the care of a
Christian-scientist doctor, brought in a
verdict this afternoon that deceased came
The San Francisco Call.
to her death owing "to blood-poisoning,
superinduced by the criminal carelessness
of her husband, Jesse Samis, and one Rich
ard Cook, a Christian scientist, in failing
to provide proper medical treatment for
the patient." An effort will be made to
indict the men.
WATSOXVILLE BEET SVOAR.
A Long Season's Work lit About to He
Concluded at the Fmrtory.
SANTA CRUZ. March 22.— The Watson
ville Sugar Factory will close up a long
season's work to-morrow night. The total
tonnage of beets handled during the season
is estimated at 142,000 tons. Of this amount
Salinas Valley and Cooper ranch con
tributed 72,000 tons, the Pajaro Valley
56,000 and Moro Cojo ranch 14,000.
The season was protracted by rains and
difficulties attending the delivery of the
beets at the factory, owing to the in
clemency of the weather and the general
backwardness of the crop. The average
yield of the entire beet district is sixteen
tons per acre, although in some instances
the yield has been from twenty-live to
thirty-five tons per acre.
The work of preparing the land for next
season's crop has already begun. Con
tracts for 3500 acres in Pajaro Valley have
been signed. It is expected that 8000 acres
will be planted to sugar beets this year in
Pajaro and Salinas valleys and in San
THE CAHBOX 3/JIVT SCANDAL.
-Vo Aiew Derelopntentg Conrerning the
r>iaappearancr of flu 1 1 ion.
CARSON. Nev., March 22.— A1l sorts of
wild rumors are still being circulated here
in regard to the loot of bullion at the mint.
Every stranger who gets off the train is
.-upposed to be a detective or press corre
spondent. Nothing authentic has yet been
given out at the mint. It was reported to
day that the investigation of the inspector
may not be completed for a month.
To Jnspert a Mine.
CARSON, Nev., March 22.— Two experts
from San Francisco arrived in Carson thrs
morning who will go to Pinenut to inspect
the Schulz-Zirn mine in the interest of
FOUND IN SAN QUENTIN.
Convict Ross, Who Sought to
Escape, Is Now in solitary
The Fugitive Did Not Get Be
yond the Roof of the
SAN QUENTIN, March 22.— Convict
Ross, after enjoying one day of liberty, is
again in a cell in the State prison in soli
tary confinement. He was captured at 1
Ross was a worker in the jutemill. Yes
terday at noon he was missed from his
bench by the guards, who at once marched
the other prisoners back to their cells and
sounded a general, alarm. Warden Hale
felt certain, as stated in the Call this
morning, that Ross had not got beyond
the confines of the prison, but to make as
surance doubly sure he sent out searchers
through the adjacent country while a
search was made of the prison premises.
This search continued all night under the
supervision of Captains Jameson, Edgar
At 1 o'clock this afternoon the searchers
discovered the crouching figure of Ross
under a ventilator on top of the jutemill.
When called on to surrender the prisoner
readily complied, saying to the officers:
"Well, you have beaten me again. The
game is up." He was then placed in soli
tary confinement, where he will remain
until the next meeting of the Board of
Prison Directors, who will pass on his case.
Ross' only means of escape from where
he was hiding was by reaching the wall,
which he could easily have done, and
dropping off. But this he dared not risk
owing to the watch that was being kept.
This is the second time he has tried to
escape. The first time he was caught dig
ping underground, for which he lost all
A SAN BERNARDINO ERROR.
The Mistake of a Clerk May
Convicted Criminals May Have
Another Chance to Escape
SAN BERNARDINO, March 22.— The
case of Juan Ferra, the accomplice of
Amelio Garcia in the murder of "Chicken
Jim." came up again in the Superior Court
on motion to quash the indictment on the
ground of the illegality of the Grand Jury,
but the court continued further hearing of
the motion until to-morrow.
It seems the original order for a special
venire to fill the Grand Jury was drawn in
the usual form "from the body of the
county," but the clerk in copying it in the
minutes made the mistake of adding the
wurds "and not from bystanders." It
is claimed by lawyers that this will invali
date the Grand Jury and render void several
important murder trials as well as quash
indictments in half a dozen cases now
Mrs. Kate Barnes, charged with com
plicity in poisoning her husband; Juan
Ferra, accused of murder, and C. B.
Barnes, charged with robbing the bank at
Ontario, are among the cases awaiting trial
under indictments of the Grand Jury.
Amelio Garcia has been tried and sen
tenced to be hanged on June 5 next, and
John Daley was tried and sentenced to
seventeen years in the penitentiary upon
indictments which will be declared void if
the decision proves to be as expected. A
retrial of these cases will involve thousands
of dollars of expense and afford the crimi
nals another opportunity to escape.
STORM ABOUT SISSOX.
Heavy Fall of Snow, Accompanied by the
Worst Gale of the Winter.
SISSON, March 22.— A severe snowstorm
raged in this vicinity all of last night and
this morning. The Southern Pacific Com
pany was oblieed to send its big push
plow through from DunsmuirtoEdgewood
in order to clear the track for the regular
northbound Oregon express. The storm
was preceded by one of the most severe
winds of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1895.
SEATTLE'S DEAD THUG
Thousands View the
*Body of Blanck, Five-
Fold a Murderer.
CORONER'S JURY VERDICT
The Two Deputy Sheriffs Jus
tified in Killing the
A CONFESSION OF HIS CRIMES.
The Dead Man Began His Career In
the West as a Stage- Robber
SEATTLE, March 22.-The body of
Thomas Blanck, the most desperate crimi
nal who had ever infested the Northwest,
lying in the morgue at aai undertaking es
tablishment to-day, was viewed by nearly
10,000 people. It was necessary to have
extra police on hand to handle the crowd
which surrounded the building at daylight
and seemed to increase as the day waned.
Coroner AskaiD held an inquest over the
body' of Blanck this afternoon and after a
number of witnesses had testified the jury
returned a verdict to the effect that Robert
Crow and John Sheppich were justified in
killing Blanck. The most important fea
ture brought out at the inquest was the rea
son for Sheppich and Crow firing the seven
shots into Blanck's body after he had taken
to the bushes and then reappeared.
Crow testified before the jury that both
he and Sheppich had understood that
Blanck had two pistols on his person.
They, therefore, thought that he had only
consumed the ammunition in one pistol,
and feared when he came out from the
bushes that he intended to open fire on
them again. Crow says that after he and
Sheppich stopped firing they went up to
the spot where Blanck lay and found that
he was dead.
Thomas Crow, the brother of Robert
Crow, told the jury that he was about 200
yards from the shooting at the time it
commenced, and he did not think that it
lasted over two minutes. Crow said that
when Blanck fell he rushed toward him,
and arrived in time to see him gasp his
Blanck's body is not likely to be placed
in a grave, as there is at present a move
ment on foot in this city to have it em
balmed and preserved. The revolver
which Blanck had on his person when
killed is the one which he took from Night
Jailer Kerry Yerbury on the night of the
jail delivery. Blanck had scratched on
the handle this inscription: "Yerbury
to Tom, March 17, 1895."
Few if any of the thousands who gazed
upon the dead body of Blanck to-day real
ized the enormity of his crimes. By his
own confession he lias killed five people
within the last four years and wounded at
least twenty. He was a stage robber, high
wayman, burglar and bank-robber, his
operations extending from British Colum
bia through Montana and Washington,
even to California.
Following is the record of his murders:
An unknown stage driver, shot down near
Lake Kootenai, in British Columbia, in 1891,
for resisting a hold-up.
Steve Gross, a bartender, killed at Meader
ville, Montana, in September, 1894.
A Deputy Sheriff, killed about the same time
in the same vicinity while chasing Blanck.
Constable William Jeffreys, shot through the
hjeat at Puyallup September 30. 1894.
Charles H. Bridwell, shot through the heart
in the Mug Saloon in this city October 3, 1894.
Supposed murders, but not included in his
confession: James Skinner, station agent of
the Great Great Northern at Belgrade, Mont.;
Policeman John Flvnn at Helena, Mont.
Blanck's confession relates to events
dating back to 1891. Blanck's home was
in Schenectady, N. Y. He came West years
ago and his first crime was committed at
Nelson, B. C, when, with a partner, he
held up a stagecoach containing two China
men, The driver showed fight, was killed,
and Blanck and his companion got $4300 in
gold and silver. The silver was too heavy
and was buried and Blanck said that so far
as he knew it was still in tne ground.
They escaped and Blanck went back
East, only to return to the coast in a
short time to take part in several
highway robberies and get caught while
committing a burglary at Kalama in this
State. He broke jail and in February, 1891,
entered Bingham Holbrook's bank at
Woolley, Wash., but as he had no tools he
got nothing except a revolver.
Then he went to Fairhaven, committed
a burglary, shot Policeman Peter Brughn
twice, and escaped a mob which pursued
him. Port Townsend saw him next, where
he was arrested, taken back to Fairhaven,
but broke jail and went to California where
he figured in several hold-ups.
He then went to Texas and then East
again, but in 1894 came West, and on
August 18 of that year, while a partner
guarded the outside entrance, Blanck en
tered the barroom in the Broadwater Hotel
at Helena, held the bartender up, took
$150 out of the cash drawer and after driv
ing out of the saloon several persons who
had entered while he was taking the
money, escaped. He was followed, a fight
ensued, but Blanck finally got away. He
had lost most of his clothing in the fight,
and while on the road met an old man,
whom he compelled to turn over his
Later he robbed a bartender at Marys
ville, Mont., of about $150.
At Meaderville, Mont., he held up a bar
tender, failed to get any money and killed
him. He was chased and had to kill a
Deputy Sheriff in order to pet away, and
then, coming to this State, he murdered
Constable Jeffreys at Puyallup, and later
killed Bartender Bridwell in this city, for
which he pleaded guilty and received a
death sentence. He was awaiting a hear
ing on an appeal in this case when he broke
jail last Sunday.
LODI ELECTRIC-ROAD SCHEME.
A Proposition to Hufld a Line to Stock
ton by an Eastern Capitalist.
LODI, March 22.— E. A. Bunn, a capital
ist from Peoria, 111., has made an offer to
take the rights of way and franchise of the
projected electric road from Stockton to
Lodi, and promises to build at once if the
offer is accepted and the right terms made.
He wants a bonus of ten acres of land from
each quarter-section the road passes
through, and most farmers are willing to
give it to get rapid transit to Stockton.
Died of Hi* Wounds.
LODI, March 22.— Edward Greeves, who
seriously stabbed John Killaen on the
Keefe ranch near here last night, is now
held subject to the verdict of the Coroner.
Killaen died this morning, never having
spoken a word from the time of the stab
bing. " ,■-
Sighted .Year Cape Flattery.
ASTORIA, Or.. March 22. -The tramp
steamer Signal arrived iv about 10 o'clock
from Vancouver,*. C.
Her captain reports having sighted a
vessel about twenty-five miles to the
northwest of the cape. She appeared to
be loaded, but he could not make out her
rigging at that time.
There is considerable speculation here as
to whether or not it is the Cupica, now IBS
days out from Liverpool. Had the
Cupica been o,ff the vicinity of the bar
during the past week, the marine men
here say she would easily have blown out
of her course. The tug Relief has gone
outside to make a search.
SACRAMENTO BRIBERY CASE
The Grand Jury May Take Up
Foreman La Rue Is to Hold a
Conference With Lawyer
SACRAMENTO, March 22.— But little
doubt exists in the minds of those inter
ested in the subject as to the action that
will be taken on the part of the Grand Jury
in the Biggy-Dunn affair.
The fact that H. M. La Rue, foreman of
that body, had a conference with Senator
Biggy to-day in relation to the matter I
indicates that an investigation may take
place, as the latter gentleman is more
than anxious that the truth in the
case should be ventilated, and infers that
there is other evidence in store should an
investigation be entered into that will cast
all previous sensations in the background.
It is rumored that Foreman La Rue has
an appointment with W. W. Foote in San
Francisco Monday, at which they will
talk over the matter and definitely decide
whether an investigation will be adivsa
THE JfEW TELEPHONE XISE.
Canvassers Have Secured the Jfatnet of
Over Four Hundred Subscribers.
SACRAMENTO, March 22.— The can
vassing committee of the new local
telephone company at the close of their
work last night had 408 subscribers
on their list, all of whom had attached
their signatures to contracts. This
morning canvassers for. sijrn-'jjores . started
out again, | determined ■ to reach the 600
mark before Saturday night. -
The adjacent communities tributary to
Sacramento are already asking what is to
be.done to extend the benefits and privi
leges to them. .""•'.
Woodland and the country back of it
wants to be taken into the circuit. Placer
County is all ready to come in. One of
the most prominent fruit-shippers
of Newcastle remarked yesterday
that he had suffered the exactions
of the old line until it became unbear
able, being required to pay a tribute
of $107 per year for the rental alone of
two 'phones — one for his house and the
other for his office, and an additional
charge for switching, which made it
seem too much of a high-priced luxury.
One of the promoters of the new line
was at Folsom yesterday, and in conversa
tion with the leading business men and
citizens there found the utmost encourage
ment and assistance offered.
SACRAMENTO, March 22.— Frederick
W. Harpster of Fresno and Miss Lou An
derson, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. H.
B. Anderson of this city, were married
yesterday by Rev. H. M. McKnight.
Only members of the family, W. H.
Layson, Mrs. M. C. Layson, sister of Dr.
Anderson, and Miss Mabel Kelsey, were
present. The bride and groom left on the
10:25 train for Fresno, their future home.
SANTA BARBARA JUSTICE.
The Punishment Meted Out for
a Most Malicious
Sentence of a Man Who Fright
ened a Citizen to
SANTA BARBARA, March 22.— August
Tischbein, who caused old man Tennant's
death one week ago by breaking into his
house at midnight without a warrant, but
under cover of a trumped-up criminal
charge by which he contrived to secure the
connivance of two constables, was arrested
for disturbance of the peace, the only
charge upon which he could be held, the
•act being committed in the presence of
officers disposing of the charge of criminal
Tischbein was convicted by a jury to-day
and sentenced to pay a fine of $150 within
one hour or an alternative of 150 days in
the County Jail.
SAXTA J. AItHA It A FLOWER SHOW.
Arrangements Concerning the 'Award of
Prizes for Artistic Decoration*.
SANTA BARBARA, March 22.»-The
Flower Festival Association of Santa Bar
bara, which has the entire management of
the coming spring celebration, has issued
a new and popular order which promises
to give general satisfaction and to soothe
the wounded feelings of the many who
must always be disappointed in the mak
ing of awards. This is, that the award
committee may, on the day of the floral
procession, at its discretion, distribute $5
prizes among those whose decorations are
artistic and pleasing, and who have failed
to win prizes in their respective classes.
Death Crossed a Duchess' Plan.
SANTA BARBARA, March 22.— The
Duchess of Leinster, whose death is an
nounced at Mentone, had engaged a suite
at the Arlington for herself and twenty-six
persons for April 10. She was coming here
for her health.
VALDEZ ISLE MANIAC.
A Lunatic Runs Amuck
on a Small Coasting
SHOOTS AT THE CREW.
Uses the Pilot-House as a Fort,
From Which He Makes
WOUNDS ONE OF THE SAILORS.
The Crary Man Goes Ashore and the
Captain Secures Help to
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 22.—Dodg
ing around on a small steamer to escape
from a madman armed with a revolver is
no pleasant experience, yet that was what
Michael Manson, Justice of the Peace and
owner of tbe steamer Stella, and two mem
bers of the crew had to do Tuesday night
for over two hours.
Tbe steamer was anchored at Quathiaska
cove, Valdez Island, 150 miles up the coast,
when a man named Jacob Lobb came
aboard and asked for passage to Salmon
River. Manson intended to start at 3
o'clock, so two members of the crew went
to sleep in the pilot-house while he and
the stranger sat before the fire reading.
About 2 o'clock Manson went to examine
the engines. Just before Manson left, the
stranger who gave the name of Gosnell,
began talking in a peculiar manner, but
Manson thinking he had been drinking,
paid no attention to it.
Manson was just returning to the pilot
house when he heard a shot. He im
mediately ran up, when another shot hit
the lantern he was carrying, completely
smashing it and putting them in darkness.
The two hands of the steamer came run
ning to Manson and told him that the
stranger had suddenly opened fire on
them with a revolver. Grant, one of the
deckhands, was shot in the thigh and
Gosnell was then seen approaching, and
for nearly two hours the men had a lively
time escaping from the madman, who took
up a position in the pilot-house, thus pre
venting escape to shore. Occasionally he
would suddenly appear on either side of
the steamer and shoot if he thought he
saw one of them.
At last the maniac went ashore and
Manson instantly got up steam and started
off for a neighboring Indian ranch. Three
Indiana, ■wore pressed into service and
together they managed to secure the man
while asleep and he was brought here and
lodged in jail.
THE OREGON SHORT LINE.
Appointment of a Receiver
Will Lead to Its Reor
Present Plans of the Junior
Lien-Holders of the
PORTLAND, Or., March 22.— There is
apparently a misunderstanding as to the
effect of Judge Gilbert's order appointing
John M. Egan to be independent receiver
of the Oregon Short Line and Utah North
ern Railway Company. The order is con
ditional and is effective only after the
entry in the court of Wyoming of an order
directing the old receivers to turn over the
property in their hands to Egan.
Technically this means that should the
Wyoming court decide in the Dillon case
that the old receivers should be removed,
Egan would be appointed by that court in
their stead, and by the suit of the Ameri
can Loan and Trust Company having been
brought here and the appointment of Egan
having been made here first, Judge Gil
bert's court would become the court of
primary jurisdiction. Egan would then
operate the property under the direction of
the court here, from which all orders would
be originally obtained, and • all moneys
would be deposited first in Portland. This
is the technical conclusion to be drawn
from the language of the order, viewed in
a legal lighj.
The practical effect, however, will be to
place John M. Egan in possession of the
property as receiver. The American Loan
and Trust Company will pay the back in
terest due on the Dillon mortgage. The
old receivers December 6 last paid the
August interest on this mortgage and all
that is now due and is the Febru
ary interest, which amounts to $447,930.
The old receivers have in their hands funds
more than sufficient to pay this interest
and in order to secure control of the prop
erty to Egan as receiver the American
Loan and Trust Company will advance
this amount and wait for its return a few
weeks until the old receivers turn over
their funds to Egan, when the latter will
then pay back to the American Loan and
Trust Company the $447,930 they advance.
The effect of this payment of the inter
est due on the Dillon mortgage will be to
satisfy all present claims that can be made
under it and to virtually throw the Dillon
case out of court. The American Loan and
Trust Company will move for a dismissal
of the Dillon suit and this motion will have
to be granted. There will then be left two
suits, that of Richardson, trustee of
the first mortgage on the Utah and North
ern, and that of the American Loan
and Trust Company on the consolidated
mortgage on the entire Oregon Short Line
and Utah' Northern system. Both these
suits were brought in the Ninth or Judge
Gilbert's circuit, and his order appointing
Egan receiver will hold good.
The plan of the junior lien-holders of the
Short Line is to reorganize the road and
take it out of the hands of a receiver at the
earliest possible day. The Short Line sys
tem owes the American Loan and Trust
Company about $27,000,000. A part of this
amount is secured by the hypothecation
of a majority of the stock of the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company. The
plan contemplates foreclosure proceedings
by which this stock will be secured and the
stock of the Short Line system wiped out,
so that for the $27,000,000 the junior lien
holders will secure absolute ownership of
the Short Line property and of a majority
or controlling part of the stock of the Ore
gon Railway and Navigation Company.
Then the lines of the two companies will
be organized into one system.
Railroad Directors Meet at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 22.—
The board of directors of the Washington
and Columbia River Railway met here
yesterday and decided on a plan for the re
organization of the company and taking it
out of the receiver's hands. It is to take
effect June 1.
The present receiver. W. D. Tyler, be
comes president and T. B. Wilcox of Port
land vice-president. The agreement is in
the nature of a compromise between the
parties represented by Tyler and Wilcox,
who have been carrying on litigation for
many months over bonds formerly held by
G. W. Hunt, the builderof the road. Tyler
represents C. B. Wright of Philadelphia,
and Wilcox represents Ladd & Tilton,
bankers of Portland.
It is stated that the company is planning
some extensions, which may be made on
the north end of the system. The affairs
of the company are reported to be in good
Capture of a Mndera Murder Suspect.
MADERA, March 22.— George Kane,
suspected of the murder of an Indian
squaw near O'Neals, a couple of weeks
since, tvas captured this morning in the
mountains and is now in jail here. He de
clares he is innocent of the crime.
TACOMA MANIAC CAUGHT.
Deputy Sheriffs Bring in a Man
Who Was Shooting Im
He Was Hiding in a Lonely Cabin
and Made No Resistance
TACOMA.Wash., March 22.-Two deputy
sheriffs to-night captured Frank A. Shaw,
the crazy man who has been amusing him
self by shooting at imaginary enemies. He
was found in a cabin at Lyons beach, live
miles from town. He had calmed down
since last seen and did not resist arrest.
A revolver and nearly $2 in coin were
found in his possession. When last seen
he had two revolvers and threatened to
shoot the first man who went near him.
To-morrow he will be examined for in
Suet Her Father's Estate.
TACOMA, "Wash., March 22.— Mrs. Lury
J. Wickham of Erie County, Ohio, has
brought suit against the executors of the
estate of her father, the late J. Sprague,
for $750, with interest at 10 per cent from
April, 1552, amounting at compound in
terest to over $12,000. She alleges that her
father sold land belonging to her for $750
and fraudulently devoted the proceeds to
his. own use. She was then an infant, and
did not learn of the transaction until last
December. The executors refused her
claim, and she accordingly brings suit.
Puget Sound Army I'ost Commission.
TACOMA, Wash., March 22.—Congress
man Doolittle is inclined to regard as mis
leading the Washington press dispatch
stating that the army post commission
intended to be sent to Puget Sound would
be sent to North Dakota as a result of a
blunder made by congressional clerks. It
was provided, he says, that a commission
should be sent to both Dakota and Puget
Sound, and he has no idea that a site on
the Sound will be selected except as rec
ommended by a commission of army offi
cers as provided by his amendment to the
civil sundry bill.
Travelers to China and Japan.
TACOMA, March 22.— The Northern Pa
cific steamship Victoria sailed at daylight
with twenty cabin passengers, a number of
deported Chinese and a full cargo. The
passengers include Postmaster and Mrs.
Case and a half-dozen other Tacomans,
several lady missionaries for Shanghai and
travelers to China and Japan.
STOLE HOUSES NEAR FRESNO
Three Farmers at Mendota
Engage in Wholesale
The Buildings Put on Wheels
and ' Hauled to the .
FRESNO, March 22.— Word has been re
ceived from the western part of the county
that three brothers living near Mendota
have stolen a house belonging to # a ndn
resident. They pui it on a heavy truck
and carried it four miles to their ranch,
where they are now occupying it. It was
taken with all the household goods, etc.,
It is only one of six or eight that the dar
ing thieves have carried off within a few
months, and the neighbors are predicting
serious consequences if the practice is con
The houses that have been stolen all be
longed to non-residents and are now used
as dwellings, stables and farm buildings by
the three brothers and their families.
Fresno's Petrifaction Case.
FRESNO, March 22.— The preliminary
examination of H. K. Lenimon and G. W.
Woods at Selma for selling a bogus petri
faction of a woman to R. V. Daggett for
$2250 closed at 11 o'clock last night, and
Recorder Tucker took the matter under
advisement until to-morrow. It seems
certain that the defendants will be bound
over to answer to the Superior Court.
A Flood Damage ttuit.
FRESNO, March 22.— The Hood of two
years ago has resulted in a damage suit
against the city lor $2000.' It is brought
by S. Obradovich, whose store was flooded
when the Street Superintendent backed up
the water by a levee thrown up to keep the
water from the business part of town.
A Spokane Embezzler's Arrest.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 22.— C. 0.
Downing, ex-County Clerk and paptain in
the National Guard, was arrested late to
night and is now under espionage at the
Hotel Spokane. Six warrants were issued
this afternoon upon complaints filed by
the Prosecuting Attorney.- Downing is
charged with embezzling about $1500 while
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GOV. BUDD'S WORK.
Considering the Bills
Passed by the
MANY WILL BE VETOED.
Measures Which Are Now Laws
or Which May Be
APPROPRIATIONS WILL SUFFER.
Many Delegations Appeal to th«
Executive to Sign Bills In Which
They Are Interested.
SACRAMENTO, March 23. — Governor
Budd has up to date signed appropriation
bills calling for $351,229 14. These bills are
S. B. 368— Contingent txpenses of the Senate,
S. B. 785— Contingent expenses of the Senate,
S. B. 291— Contingent expenses of the Senate,
S. B. 892— Contingent expenses of the Senate,
S. B. 429— Furniture for the Southern Cali
fornia Insane Asylum, $10,000.
S. B. 88— Establishing a State Dairy Bureau,
A. B. 553— For purchasing of diphtheria antl
S. B. 436— Repairs at the San Jose Normal
S. B. 437— Improvements at the San Jose
Normal School, $5000.
S. B. 44— Pay of the National Guard during
the strike, $142,235 50.
A. B. I— Contingent expenses of the Assem
A. B. 935— Contingent expenses of the Assem
A. B. 1019— Contingent expenses of the As
A. B. 450— Deficiency in the State Printing
A. B. 374— Deficiency at the Stockton Insane
Asylum, $15,013 09.
A. B. 450— Deficiency for arrest of criminals
without the i»tate, $1348 45.
A. B. 17— Deficiency in the Los Angeles
Normal School fund, $13,500.
A. B. 454— Deficiency of the Secretary of
A. B. 452— Deficiency in fund for transport
ing prisoners, $161 10.
A. B. 981— Establishing a revenue clerk for
the State Controller, $400.
A. B. 665— Law book s for the Attorney-Gen
c. B. 365— Improvements at the Stockton In
sane Asylum, $15,000.
S. B. 607— Guardian at Sutters Fort, $175.
The bills not carrying .appropriations
that have been approved are :
% B. 18 — Repealing coyote scalp bounty
S. B. 197— New county government bill.
S. B. 286— Amending section 1054 of the
A. B. 449— Amending acts for the formation
of agricultural districts.
A. B. 26— Amending section 502 of the Civil
A. B. 9— Authorizing the State to buy prop
erty sold for delinquent taxes.
S. B. 373— Repealing the aged indigent law,
S. B. 24— Amending the act of 1883 concern
ing municipal corporations.
S. B. 198— Reducing the number of Superior
Judges in San Diego County.
S. B. 714— Authorizing the State Treasurer to
pay certain money* to the Veterans' Home.
S. B. 35— Amending section 3010 of the Po
S. B. 226— Giving Humboldt County an addi
tional Superior Judge.
A. B. 144 — Amending section 1799 of the
A. B. 27— Amending the law relating to the
release of mortgages.
A. B. 145— Amending the Political Code rela
tive to Supreme Court fees.
S. B. 228— Amending section 297 of the Civil
S. B. 225— Amending section 904 of the Penal
S. B. I— Amending section 581 of the Civil
A. B. 11— Amending the act relating to un
claimed deposits in banks.
S. B. 310— Amending the act concerning tax
on collateral inheritances.
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