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PLUME . I,XXVII.-NO. 112.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
tabbing of One of a
. rio of Footpads at
'qS§m San < Jose. 0
FIGHT AGAINST ODDS.
The Robber Succumbs ,to His
v Injuries and Is Found
t^rO ' -^ Dead in a Lot.
■ FRUSTRATION OF A JAILBREAK.
•A Deputy Sheriff Discovers a Plot
' '> ■ * of County Prisoners In the
\« Nick of Time.
t'i ' " '■/' - '
J FAN JOSE, C =.!,., March Three foot
t pads held up William Dowdigan, a Santa
i Clara street notion dealer, late last night,
and one of them is now lying on a slab at
the morgue, while the others are at large.
Mr. Dowdigan was attacked while on his
. ay home and a desperate struggle ensued,
during which one of the robbers was
. '. bbed by the man assailed. Dowdigan's
7«-:ket, containing about $15, was cut
way and the three men fled.
About 11 o'clock this morning the corpse
of one of the footpads was found in a
C -scant lot a short distance away by Mrs.
Dowdigan and a girl who had followed the
' trail of blood. The dead man was a Swede,
.bout 35 years old, who ha*', been seen
bout town for some time and had been
under police surveillance. His pockets
were turned inside out, an -. there was
nothing about him by which he could be
identified, his companions having taken
everything. The body of the man is 5 feet
, 8 inces in height, the hair is bown and the
In an interview with a reporter Mr.
Dowdigan gave the following account of
Lis desperate encounter:
As usuaV*closed my store at 10 o'clock Sat
• urday night, and immediately started east
along Santa Clara street for North Eleventh
; street, where I live. I accompanied Miss Bas-
ham, who is employed in the store, to Ninth
j street, where she lives. Just after she crossed
C the street and went into her gate I resumed my
walk "home. About this time a man passed
me going quite fast— almost ,on a run. He
: looked at me rather sharply in passing. : ' .->; i
I kept on my way, and when I reached Elev
enth street I saw three persons coming down
the street tow.- Santa Clara, on the west side
of the street where I h»d to pass. It was quite
dark, there being no electric Tights near, and
at first I thoU*^*v the parties might be a man
and two ladies, but wiU ► J »*w there were three
■men, and notice^" that nobody' else was in
.. ; tight, I began to tilt knif« ready for use in
',:. »se I slould haveHto d» i»nd self. We met
■ .tt aj-if *r» on.ThXfaf*.»*tfe.dl^*4v- »«.st j side of-
Cj^pq ' ißreet, n>ou*. .o^y-^ve feet above the
. ■at. *^|W street paver**! ;t* , I made a motion
toge. psst f thejs.,h*at3ast V»en one of the men
>ut his hand* on my shoulders 'and began to
rip i and force me dowa.
'■ As ; ck as I could I gave the man a thrust
with my knife. lam quite sure I struck him
n'.y once, but it seems that several more flesh
nts have been found u_ the body. After I
•truck I did not realize that I had hurt the
•nan much,, as he did not let go of me. At
lmost the same Instant another man grabbed
«ie by the neck trom behind, and the two of
hem forced me on my back on the ground.
The men did not say anything to me, but,
perhaps, as I am somewhat deaf, I did not hear
what they said. They might have told me to
throw up my hands. After they had got me
down the man that I had stabbed sat upon my
.Stomach while the other man kept such a grip
upon my throat that I was atraid he would
, thoke me to death. He also wrenched my neck
to that it hurt me considerably afterward. I
. could not yell on account of the pressure on
my throat. As I fell down I dropped my knife
. In the grass, thinking that if they saw it in my
hand* might take it from me and cut me
with it. " '; Vv'-v/'; ■--'■^^
- My ticket in which I carried the sack con
taining the $15 was cat comnletely out and
they disappeared with my money. I suppose
1 the wounded man ran till he came to that
vacant]':, when he fainted from the loss of
blood or his companions dragged him into the
lot to get him out of the way.
Last Friday the dead . robber went to a
■'pawnshpand sold a lot of can enter tools
he had stolen. He signed the register with
.the name W. Cadmyer. j
' sips A JAILRhEAK PLOT.
" "- '&■-■'■■' ; ' ":--V::-j--:
--*QA Deputy Sheriff's Timely Discovery in
5* the County Bastile.
v SAN JOSE, C.v.., March 3L—A few more
4, rasps of an improvised saw, a half hour's
uninterrupted work and the ' Santa Clara
a County Jail would have, last evening, been
t,f- delivered of an even dozen of its inmates.
ri . At about 7:15 o'clock Deputy 1 Sheriff
; f Black was temporarily in charge ( of the
I prison and was entertaining Deputy Sher
| i 3Q i,,^> cf Sacramento. • Above the
pttf*rv*ii their conversation Black detected
' flight rasping; noise. -He listened closely
t^nnd again he heard the monotonous ca
f dence suggestive of a saw or file. Seizing
j a -* 1 - 1 he rushed to the cell above. As
he near the door he heard a voice cry,
"Cheese it here is Black." .'>'-■
As the officer opened the wicket of the
cell from which the noise apparently pro
-. ceeded he saw a man jump hastily down
from the top of a tall tier of chunks which
wis swung around in front of a high Win
| Black told them to move it back where
• it belonged, and he went down stairs an.,
• telephoned for Gardner. When the jailer
[ arrived the men were taken from the cell
« onoatatime ana stripped. Their cloth
ing was carefully searched but nothing
rtS?S Ver^ The cell wa, then exam
ined, and on the floor beneath the window
where the bunks had been was a short
knife k'^'S h ad a nobbed, edge. Th*
. knife had been tempered until it was suffix
/' ctently hard to cut through iron. In order
I to accomplish th 15 the prisoners had made
I a lamp out of some scraps of tin and the
. fat which they Save( i f rom their
daily meat • ration, served as fuel'
The bunks were again swung under
the window in order to allow the officers
to make an examination. They found'
;, that one of the bars had been almost en- j
tirely cut through. Half an hour's work
/! would have completed the job. Strips of
blanket had been used to deaden the sonnd
of sawing. This proved effectual, as the
bar remained solid, but as the completion
of the work neared the none became too
. loud to be entirely overcome. : . v :• r
- Had the men succeeded in ; cutting
v through > the bar it , would I have been an
(easy matter to have bent it alside sufficient
The San Francisco Call.
to allow the passage of a man's body.
Once outside they could have dropped a
few feet. to a single story portion of the
jail known os the tanks. From there they
could easily have dropped to the ground.
The men in the cell where the outbreak oc
was attempted consisted, with the excep
tion of Stephen Pollock, who is held for
burglary, of petty offenders. There were,
however, two ex-convicts there, Frank
"Wright, who served five years in San
Quentin for robbing Hale's store in this
city, and .toe Wilson who served two and
a half years for burglary in Stockton.
OTTO Ej.OTO ARRESTED.
He Is* Wanted in Montana- for Ealse
Registration in Rutte.
DENVER, Colo., March 31.— Otto C.
Floto, the manager of the "Old Tennessee*,
company, has been arrested in this city, at
the request of Detective Scott of Butte,
Mont. The charge against Floto is per
jury, and the claim is made that he
jumped his bond when he left Butte. His
trouble in Butte was the result of the
warm contest which took place last fall in
Montana over the proposed removal of
the State capital from Helena to Ana
conda. Floto, it is said, registered too
often. He was arrested and put under
$1500 bonds.' His trial was set for March
24, the officers say, and he was not there to
Floto said tie had been in Helena almost
a year. Seeing an opportunity to make
some money, tie organized the "Old Ten
nessee" company and started upon a tour
with the company. He went from Butte
to Anaconda, Salt Lake and finally to Den
ver. He was much surprised, apparently,
at being arrested.' He said it was his in
tention to start for Butte to-day. Floto
has been somewhat prominent in sporting
circles as a manager of pugilists.
VANCOUVER BIGAMY CASE.
Antecedents of the Wife of
the Man Under Ar
Interesting Phases of .the Mat
ter on Which the Prisoner
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 31.—
case of John Sewell Bates, arrested here
for bigamy, as mentioned in last night's
dispatches, may prove an interesting one.
It is stated that Josephine Dauphin, the
woman Bates married in Victoria some six
years ago, is no less a person than the wife
of the late M. A. Dauphin, president of the
former Louisiana Lottery- Company, and
well known in the Southern States. Bates
claims that when he met her she repre
sented that she was a widow, her husband,
a merchant, having died in Europe. It is
rumored here, however, that.. Dauphin and
his wife separated without ] being legally
When asked regarding this matter Bates
refused to either deny or confirm the story.
' V M" PURIFYING THE PHASER.
A Decision That Will Affect the . Salmon
Can tiers. <'
VANCOUVER, B. C. March 31.— Justice
Drake has given a decision in . the case of
the Attorney-General of Canada vs. Ewen
& Munn. The - action was to j restrain de
fendants from polluting the Waters of the
Eraser River with offal from the canneries.
The Judge gave judgment for the plaintiff,
and granted an injunction restraining the
defendants and their servants from cre
ating a nuisance by polluting the water.
This decision is of great importance to
salmon canners in this province, as the
disposal of salmon offal has been a vexed
question for many years. The case will be
appealed, but. unless the . decision is re
versed it will necessitate the erection of
costly works for the destruction of salmon
offal, and this the canners claim they can
not well afford owing'; to the depressed con
dition of the salmon market.
SHOT NEAR SACRAMENTO.
Savage Assault on a Man and
His Wife by a Land
Fires on : Them While They
Were Pickit g Poppies on -
SACRAMENTO.C vt., March John
Mitchell and '- his wfe, - * well-known resi
dents of this place,; while .picking wild
flowers in a field . near Oak Park, on the
outskirts of the city; were fired upon by
the owner of the property and narrowly
escaped with their lives. The man who
did the shooting is a prominent and well
to-do farmer named Eugene Parmer. He
has been . arrested and charged with as
sault to commit murder. 5 ;
It seems that thfc children; from the
neighborhood have . been in the habit" of
resorting to this .field, to pick wild flowers
and , have been a , source of s great annoy
ance to the owner. JVA short, time ago
Parmer fired twice at a band of children,
who became impude/nt .when he ordered
them away. This ' incident -created the
great.* . indignation ijh- the neighboorhood
at the time b! -tiie occurrence." ; " - , ■ - »
Yesterday, i Mr. Mittihell- and his wife,
not . being ; acquainted *A:ith \ these ; circum
stances, entered the riejd, which is unen
closed; and began gathering poppies, when
suddenly. he heard . some one shout' and,
looking up, saw Parmer advancing toward
him with a shotgun. '- V
Mitchell inquired as to wfc.at was wanted.
Without answering,* Parmer' threw his gun
to his shoulder and discharged one barrel,
the charge striking Mitchell in the face,
neck and breast. The latter threw his arn>
across his face and begged I Pawner not to
shoot, but heedless of the appcVil, the sec
ond barrel was fired and narrowly escaped
hitting Mrs. Mitchell. . .; ' ( : °
This unprovoked 1 attack ha( 9 aroused
great indignation , ; ; throughout trae f neigh
borhood. It is stated -that a Mr r . Smith,
who is employed as bookkeeper for the
firm of Holbrook, Merrill A StetsoVi, 0 this
city, was an eye-witness of the\** a
and stigmatizes.it as one of ; the fnost un
warranted brutal . attacks he ever wit
:nessed. ' ■..\^ : :V'/y % ; \\
I Victims of Footpads. '\\
:V- SACRAMENTO, /Cal;; April ; I.— At 1
o'clock this morning a man named N. B.
Norbig .• staggered into the police station ;
and stated that >he 'had been" held up by
three footpads on Front street, four blocks
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY- MORNING, APRIL 1, 1895.
from the station-house. After robbing
him of $75 they knocked him down and
walked away. The \ patrol wagon, with a
posse of officers, was dispatched to the
vicinity and three men were arrested on
suspicion, whom they found in a neigh
boring saloon. __•____
The Grand ; Lodge of the . Independent
Order Elect Officers.
NEW YORK, N. V., March 31.— The
United States Grand Lodge of the Inde
pendent Order of American Israelites held
% session to-day in the New York Maen
nerchor Hall. The youngster among the
Jewish fraternal benevolent associations
had its origin in an independent move
ment against the administration among
the benevolent societies of the Sons of Ben«
jamin, and which finally resulted Jin the
institution of the American Israelites. The
nomination and election of officers resulted
in the election of Aaron Levy, grand mas
ter; Louis Borewski and Frederick Manya,
deputy grand -masters ; Levy Mangus,
grand secretary, and Moritz Englander,
Delegates from thirty lodges, which com
pose the order, were present.
— - — -♦- s — ;
A TACOMA POLITICIAN'S VIEW.
National Committeeman Wallace Booms
Cleveland for a Third Term.
TACOMA, Wash., March 31.— Hugh C.
Wallace, member from this State of the
Democratic National Committee and the
Democratic caucas nominee for United
States Senator in the last Legislature, re
turned last night from a two months' trip
to New York and New England.
Wallace says the fight next year will be
made almost exclusively on the money
question. There will be more or less new
alignment of parties. The consensus of
opinion, he says, is that Cleveland will be
the nominee of the Democratic party.
While the idea of again occupying the ex
ecutive chair would be utterly distaste
ful to him, it is believed the" people will
force his nomination as the great exponent
of sound money.
SUOOTISG AT WHEATLASD.
The Barkeeper of a Notorious Rookery
Seriously Wounded by a Waiter.
WHEATLAND, Cal., March 31.—Bar
keeper Wallace was shot and seriously
wounded in a rrotw t in "The Bowery," a
notorious and disreputable resort on the
outskirts of town, early this evening.
The Bowery is a low-class drinking and
dance hall. A dance was in progress last
night and revelry ran high until after mid
night. j At 1:30 o'clock William Barrett, a
hotel waiter, attempted to slap one of the
women in the place, when Wallace, the
barkeeper, interfered. Barrett drew a
pistol and fired, the bullet striking Wallace
in the center of the breast. There is little
chance of his recovery and the waiter is in
custody. Public sentiment is much aroused
by this incident and the Bowery is doomed.
IT SEIZED AT GUAYMAS.
Passenger Ptep.c:"' STory
the & San' Francisco';
Claims That the Owner Told
Him That Only His Property
LOS ANGELES. Cat.., March 31.— E. M.
Piercy, the lone e passenger on the mys
terious schooner Vine-stated in another in
terview to-night that he was misunder
stood as to the seizure of, the schooner at
Guaymas by Mexican authorities. The
vessel was not seized, but the arras,
ammunition and some jewelry belonging
to him. At least he ' alleges that
Captain Burns, the proprietor of
the schooner, informed him just
before he (Piercy) left Guaymas. Burns
came to the train, Piercy says, just as he
was on the point of starting, and told him
that his property had been seized by cus
toms officers j and he had better stay and
help secure the things. Piercy told Burns
he could get. out of the scrape as best he
could, as he done with him until they
should meet again in San Francisco.
Piercy says all the property he had on
the vessel that could be seized was a shot
gun, five cases of cartridges and a little
jewelry. What Burns had in the mysteri
ous boxes, trunks and bales loaded at San
Francisco he did not know.
Piercy says Burns' conduct was mysteri
ous throughout. At Guaymas he spoke
about going to some- island in the gulf to
get a load of guano to take to San Fran
cisco. At another time he spoke of going
to some island to get a cargo of gypsum, or
to another island to load salt for Hono
lulu. " <■ ,\
~ At Guaymas, he says, Burns had trouble
with the American Consul about his crew,
who deserted the schooner. The Consul
insisted , that Burns should pay the men
and let them go. Burns refused, and said
he would stay and fight the case if it took
As Piercy was a passenger and had paid
money to.be taken on a cruise to the South
Sea islands he objected to being detained
in a Mexican port. '. ":} '■-- '■'*': i: '
He therefore demanded a settlement, and
being unable to get it took the train home,
to await the return of Captain Burns to
Sari' Francisco. ■ • /• , . /
Piercy is resting here from the hardships
of his journey and says he must be in Ban
Jose by the middle of May to attend to
some litigation. - r ; * ',";//
A ' Professor's Flight From Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., March 31.— "Professor"
R. M. Munro has fled the town, leaving a
large number ; small bills. He is a
Scotchman, and since his arrival here a
few months ago he has conducted a danc
ing academy. -A' month or so ago he mar
ried a Fresno woman; and according to re
ports he . • tried .to • leave , her behind; but
could not elude her. He borrowed funds
from several countrymen and these he took
with him, 4 together ./■ with a valuable pair of
borrowed bagpipes. ///'•"■" '<>.'■■'
Fire Near • Woodland.
WOODLAND, Cal., March 31.— Fire de
stroyea the big hay barn of William Gib
son; half a mile south ; of Woodland, at/3
a. m. to-day. < ..It contained about? 150 tons
of baled hay; and nearly /as much more
loose hay. The barn was. valued at $1500,
partially insured. The hay is a total loss.
The fire was probably of incendiary origin.
Fire Alarm System for Petaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., March 31.—The City
Trustees, at a meeting last night, ordered 1
the purchase of an electric | fire ' alarm sys
tem for the town, to cost $1750.'-^wi"?!"-^
REEDS' TRAIN ROBBERS
The Bandits Game From
San Francisco on
LIVED ON GROVE STREET.
■ ■ - ■ - ' . ■'.'"-. . < ■.
They Are the Men Who Killed
Cornelius Stagg at the
ALLEGATIONS OF DETECTIVES.
Sacramento Officers Believe That
the Two Fugitives Are Hiding
on the Haggin Grant.
o MARYSVILLE.v Cat,., March 31.—
Sheriff Cunningham, . ex-Marshal Card,
Detective Thacker and the officers who
have been hunting •up the train-robber
John McGuire, the murderer of Sheriff
Bogard, left for San Francisco this after
noon, having received reliable informa
tion that he had passed through Sacra
mento. ' v '*
A special train ; arrived to-day with
bicycle agents from San Francisco who
had hired three bicycles to men answering
the robbers' description! - It is understood
they identified a Westminster bicycle
found near Reed station as ; one of them,
the other two being of the Cleveland type.
Information has been received that John
McGuire worked in a livery stable in San
Francisco and that , ; he had a photograph
of a lady named Walters, who, he said ,
was the daughter of his boss. The dead
robber, Samuel McGuire, whose true name
is supposed to be O. S. Brown, formerly
worked at Holt's harvester works in
Both men have been living at 305 Grove
street, San Francisco, where their trunks
are supposed to be. When the robbers
worked on ranches in this vicinity they
always wore gloves at work, which ac
counts for their soft hands. ; The dead rob
ber has a bullet-mark on the right side,
which he said he received in the Indian
Territory. It is thought, however, that he
received the injury in a row in this State.
He was identified by a man who stated he
frequently met him at Conway's saloon,
south of Market, also at a saloon at 30
Fourth street, San Francisco, where he
played cards. He also met his brother
John 'frequently. there. „
The conclusion is arrived at that the
three men left San .Francisco on the train
with bicycles, of whom the dead' robber
was i one; that on? St sr|l«B£ji role the day.
previotfs to the W-Vjen Wheatland;
that they met on the afternoon of the rob
bery near Reed station, concealed their
bicycles and walked three ' miles to the
scene of the robbery; that after the rob
bery Jack McGuire went through Nicolaus
to Sacramento, the other men taking a dif
A tramp riding on a brakebeam on the
train stated that there were four robbers,
and that two remained on the outside
while two entered the car. When the
shooting commenced he thinks one of the
men outside 'entered the back of j the car
and shot Bogard.' The officers, however,
believe there were only three men.
' The officers are positive - the McGuire
brothers are the men who attempted to
rob the train at Ben Ali station last Octo
ber, at which time the small man said,
"Come on, Sam." : .>v, >"■'•'■ '..' v
Coroner Bovard and Officer Meek have
recovered the hat and pants belonging to
the missing robber. They were found at
W. H. Herrig's place on Dry Creek,' where"
he worked last summer.
The 'officers are confident the I robbers
will be found at San Francisco or Stockton,
where they are well acquainted. ,'. It is ru
mored that two linen coats had been found
near Nicolaus, the same as the Stagg mur
derers wore, but Sheriff Inlow says -the re
port is not true.
TRAILING THE FUGITIVES.
Belief That the Robbers Are in
Hiding on the Haggin Grant.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.,' March 81.— It
would be almost impossible to gather to-'
gether a more disgusted assortment of ; de
tectives, Sheriffs and officers than can be
found ; in, Sacramento to-night. The story
of the? flight of the survivors of the ° at
tempted train robbery yesterday morning,
in which Sheriff Bogard lost his ; life and
one of the robbers was killed, published
in the Call, has been found to be abso-
; The murderer entered this city at an
early hour yesterday morning. ;; Since that
time no trace of his whereabouts can be
ascertained. While the "detectives and
Sheriffs were engaged ; in "> tracing ; down
numberless stories ,of wild bicycle riders
the man wanted was quietly resting in his
hiding-place in ' this city, and recruiting
his j energies for another long • night's ride
that would carry him ; in '. such close prox
imity to San Francisco that he could easily
escape. In addition to the theory already
related, that the robber headed toward San
Francisco, it 'is believed by ' a ;. number of
the officers conversant with the topography
of the Haggin grant, whose borders begin
at the end .of h this same ' Twelfth-street
bridge where, on : various';, occasions, } the
trail of 'these same robbers have been lost,
that t the ; hiding-place *of the robbers is
somewhere on ' this tract, which - is con
ceded to batch miles square and is covered
in part f with ."impenetrable ; thickets ;of
chaparral, which extends f for, miles i along
the bank of the American River.
On this immense body of land a man
could .secret ;\ himself for months without
enduring 1 any, privation save that iof soli
tude,i'as a "great portion of the grant is used
for grazing purposes and numerous flocks
of sheep and herds of cattle are constantly
on the range, where a steer; could -'be shot
and f never ; missed. " The \ gardens of the
farmhouses would be ; a source ■ of supply
from which to obtain vegetables and fruit,
and one could easily procure 'other; neces
sary provisions and - necessities' from the
Chinese stores situated at Mississippi Bar,
ah * old v mining center ; ; populuted entirely
by Chinese * and 4 well t known ; as a : hiding"
iolace'ifor desperadoes J of all "classes when
desirous of i escaping ; pursuit.. "f
f Another | fact * which leid % the ; detectives
to believe that- the murderer has taken to
the brush at this point is an incident that
has been made public to-day for the first
time. | : ! : - : '.'. .', ',' . .
It seems that the day, after the attempt
was made to rob the overland passenger
train at Ben AH on the grant Fred Goto
bed, who resides in that section, unexpect
edly discovered ; two mcii \in an old out
building. One of the men was stretched
upon the floor, and .was sleeping soundly,
while the other was leaning against the
wall, and apparently keeping watch over
his sleeping companion. Having heard of
the attempted robbery Gotobed's suspicions
were aroused, and he inquired of the
taller individual, who . was awake,
what business' . they had in that out
house. The - man retorted . in ; : an
evidently disguised tone of voice that they
were resting. Gotobed drove off and ob
tained assistance and returned to find the
men had disappeared. He notified the de
tectives and the Sheriff's forces imme
diately, giving a description of the men
that tallied exactly with that of the train
robbers. Yesterday, by request of the
railroad officials, Mr. Gotobed went to
Marysville and positively identified the
body of the dead robber as the man whom
he had addressed in the outhouse. The of
ficers have also known that these men were
seen on the day previous to the attempted
Ben AH robbery preparing a hiding-place
in which to secrete the treasure they ex
pected to obtain from the looting of the
train. The story as related by the officers
is as follows:
. A young rancher, who resides beyond
the grant proper, had occasion to drive
into Sacramento,* and as his horse turned
a sharp bend of the road , which at that
place ran through a thicket of brush and
liveoaks he saw two men, one of whom
seemed to be engaged in digging a hole in
the earth at the base of a large tree. On
seeing his approach one of the men threw
his coat over the excavation. v As soon as
the young man heard of the attempted
robbery he immediately drove into town
and notified the detectives of what he had
witnessed. They accompanied him to the
spot and turning over the ground at the
place he designated, they found a cleverly
constructed hiding-place evidently to be
used for the concealment of treasure. It
was covered with boards and contained an
empty coal-oil can.
Now,, the detectives reason that the
hiding place of the robbers cannot be far
from the place in which they intended to
secret their treasure. Under these circum
stances a part of the detective force claim
that the murderers of Sheriff Bogard is
secreted on the grant and it is claimed that
he could have ridden on to the bridge,
which is only six feet above the ground,
being intended for use in the winter season
when the surrounding country is covered
with water from the overflow, lowered his
wheel at any point of the bridge and rode
off by way of some of the trails that thread
their way through the dense undergrowth.
If this theory be correct it would explain
the absolute - disappearance of the men,
who have easily been traced to this point
and lost. It is an absolute impossibility to
capture any person in this vast tract of
> brush-covered country,' filled as it is with
old abandoned mining shafts" anil drifts,
without enlisting the services of an army
of > men and carefully scrutinizing every
foot of the ground. , c In fact, it would be a
more difficult search than to. discover the
alleged needle in the hay stack. The de
tectives claim that as long as he stays in
this brushy tract he is safe always, provid
ing he has taken refuge ', there. But they
also claim that should he ever venture
into the open country they will effect his
capture, as his personal appearance is ac
curately known to all law officers.
Captain Lees Believes It Was
The two men who held up the 'Oregon
Express were the same two men who com
mitted the robbery and murder at the
Ingleside House on Saturday night, March
16, and what had at first the appearance of
being one of the few mysterious \ crimes of
a similar nature that have baffled the po
lice in the past is now an open book.
It was generally believed that the : same
two men also held .up and shot Robert D.
Hagerty in his saloon at. the ', Cliff House
on the night of : September 25, and made
another visit to the saloon on February; 21
and robbed Frank Hagerty and four cus
tomers. That belief -is beyond doubt cor
rect from recent develop
In each of these robberies the description
of the two men tallied, and one point that
led irresistibly to the conclusion that they
and the train-robbers were the same is the
fact that it was always the | tall man who
was the aggressor. ./; :
, '. Sheriff Cunningham of Stockton came to
this city on March 19, three days after the
murder of Stagg. He had been on the trail
of ; the two robbers who held ■up the east-;
bound overland express train on March 3
at Ben Ali,* a wayside station near Sacra
mento. Their descriptions corresponded
exactly with the robbers who operated at ■
the Cliff House and at the Ingleside House.
The Sheriff remained here four days and
took a hand in searching for the; Stagg
murderers, believing : that if ;' they were
found he would find the two train robbers.
He was very much chagrined when the
object of his visit was published, and
bluntly said that ; there was no use of
looking , longer ? for them here, as they
would have left the city. ' »
/; Captain Lees yesterday received informa
tion from Marysviile that the two men be
longed to this city arid had hired their bi
cycles from ; the firm of Baker & Perkins/
on Van Ness avenue /and - Market • street.
The bicycle found at Marysviile bore ; the
name of " the firm, arid the fact was estab
lished when a member of the firm went to
Sacramento-yesterday morning and identi
fied the dead robber. //./-•.= -; * •, /•.-. ..?
The captain received further intimation
that the train-robber who made his escape
lived at 305 Grove / street; / A visit to that
place elicited the information that a young
man had fived there since November last.
His name was Jack Brady. < .//"•
: "He had no settled occupation," said the
landlady, "and used to go away for a day
or two at a time for a visit to the country.'
He left altogether about a week ago, say-;;
ing he was going either to Stockton or Sac- ,
ramento, where he had often been before. /
'He left his trunk here and said he would"
send for it as soon as/ he/got settled. Two
men used to ; visit > him often, one of .them
being a tall man. Brady was a bicyclist and
took ; his ; bicycle^ with him when he left,
about a week ago. ;// . . .t j,
,';' ;.;?'!" know of nobody of * : the • name of Miss
Walters / and •I ; never;, saw £ Brady : Jin the ..
company of any ladies. He may have been,"
keeping' company with a lady of that
name, but if so I was not aware" of ■it.Vfi-liS'*.
;-v»-I never saw any masks or linen dusters
in his possession, but he may have had
them. I would be greatly surprised to hear
that he was a robber, because he always
acted like a perfect gentleman."
Captain Lees corroborated the landlady's
story as to Brady having lived there, and
said that Brady was unquestionably the
train robber who made his escape.
"Sick as I am," said the • captain, "I
have devoted the whole afternoon^ and
night to thoroughly investigating this
case, and ; I say unhesitatingly that the
man who was killed at Marysviile was the
man who murdered Cornelius Stagg, and
Brady was his companion in both cases.
"They were both expert bicyclists, and I
may as well say now what I have kept sec
ret since the Stagg murder, that traces of
two bicycles were found, snowing beyond
doubt that they rode to the . Ingleside
House on their bicycles and rode away on
them after . committing the robbery ' and
murder. That ; will explain what puzzled
people as to how they disappeared so rap
idly and yet no vehicle was seen.
| '*There are other things, which I do not
yet care to disclose in the interests of jus
tice, but you may say that I know for cer
tain from my investigations that the dead
train-robber murdered Stagg and Brady
was his accomplice.
"The dead man's name was neither Mc-
Guire nor Johnston. I knew what his
name was, but at present will not di-
"I have made careful inquiries as to the
supposed Miss Walters. There is no such
person. The two men used to go out rid
ing their bicycles with two young girls,
but Brady was not engaged to either of
"It is correct that they got the bicycles
on which they rode to Marysviile! from
Baker & Perkins on Market street and Van
"I will examine Brady's trunk to
morrow to see what I can discover in it.
"It was reported from Marysviile that
Brady and his , companion used to fre
quent a saloon on Twenty-ninth street and
Potrero avenue at nights and play cards
till late hours, but there is nothing in it.
"It is possible that Brady may come this
way, but I don't think it. We will, of
course, keep a sharp lookout for him and
if he should make his appearance in this
city and county he will soon be under
. By the killing of the tall train-robber by
Sheriff Bogard the perpetrators of three
daring robberies," and perhaps more, in
which a tall man and a smaller man wear
ing marks figured, have been discovered,
and the reign of terror that has existed in
the Mission and other outside districts
may now subside.
ROMANCE OF SANTA CRUZ.
Two Young Lovers From Ben
Lomond Wed on the
The . Ob'iections of Parents
.. Overcome by a Bit of
SANTA CRUZ, Cat,., March 31.— Out on
the swells of the Pacific Ocean, whose
waters had the sheen of gold under the
glare ,of a summery sun, in the domain
that is of no country, and where neither
law nor its minions could lift a restraining
hand, two lovers to-day took the vows that
made them man and wife, and yet that no
law should '. interfere on their return, a
representative of justice ■ tied the silken
bonds. i -, - * ' °*'-
Harry Easom of San Francisco is a youth
who has seen twenty summers come and
go. Some time ago he met a fair lass of
Ben Lomond and she enmeshed his heart.
Mary Hinckley was the name of "this girl
of the mountains, and she was just past
"sweet sixteen." It was the old, old story,
and the two lovers were happy for a time,
but when the youth proposed to marry his
sweetheart he encountered 'an obstacle in
the parents of : the girl. They .would not
listen to the pleadings of the suitor, and
sternly forbade him continuing his suit.
The lovers were downcast,' but the youth
was not of a friable nature, and the oppo
sition of 1 the parents only made him more
determined to succeed. Many plans Were
considered. An ,- elopement to the me
toprolis at the Golden Gate was not to be
thought of, for there was lack of. funds
with which to travel, and the youth was
not possessed of ; much of this world's
goods. • But they finally decided upon a
plan which was sure of success, and which
involved but little outlay of coin.
Be.ll Lomond is fifteen "miles from this
city, but the roads are good, and to people
accustomed to ; the mountains it is but an
afternoon's - jaunt to this \ city on foot
Bright ; and . early this '■ morning the two
young people ; left their respective homes,
and- meeting at; a trysting place . they
started on their journey to Monterey Bay.
Arriving here they proceeded at once to the
beach after calling at the : office • . of
Justice of the Peace Gardner enlisting his
good offices in their cause. They were not
long in finding a V boatman, and the little
craft was soon far out on '} the heaving bil
lows. -When ■■ the boat with its occupants
was far from the shore line and beyond the
three-league limit, the lovers joined hands
and .there jon the boundless ocean the
Justice in due . and legal form made them
man and wife.
s ; When the boat again made fast 'to the
wharf two nappy people clambered up the
landing stairs and to-morrow there will be
surprise in one household, and 'a chance
for parental forgiveness and blessing.for the
bold lover and : his .plucky little wife have
surely deserved nothing less.
San Diego's Missing Tax Collectors.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 31.— Nothing
whatever. was learned to-day regarding the
fate of ■ L. N. Bailey ; and 3. B. Brackett,
who are missing somewhere on the desert,
either killed or robbed, or "left on foot in
the middle of - the perilous waste/ . Search
ing parties have also left Yuma.
FISHING .S O OSER LOST.
The Laura 'Nelson v Wrecked off the Shores
of North' Carolina.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 31.—Gen
eral j" J. M. Bail of ; the Life": Saving Service,
received - a dispatch f to-day from Bodies
Island, N. C.';"'. stating ;'! that the schooner
Laura jf Nelson of Norfolk, on a fishing
cruise, with a crew of thirteen men, had
stranded between that point and ' Nags
Head yesterday afternoon. The crew was
[saved in ►'■surf boats i > and by the life-saving
men. The vessel is -a ; total loss. /The
Laura Nelson was built at Essex; Mass., in
1874. She is of f nine tons burden and was
owned at Norfolk, Va. '.''',,.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
IN MADERA'S JAIL
Desperado Lawson Made
Captive in the Moun
TAKEN BY SURPRISE.
Loses His Freedom While
Stilling the Pangs of
THE END OF A LONG CHASE.
For Many Weeks the Fugitive Had
Boldly Defied and Eluded
the Officers. $:£':■
MADERA, Cat,., March 31.— James Law
son, a desperado, who has for the past two
months'' terrorized the inhabitants of the
foothills in the vicinity of North Fork, in
this county, was captured last night by the
Hamilton brothers, who have been on the
lookout for him ever since he escaped
from the jail here.
s The last time that Lawson was seen was
at Reedley, when Constable Street chased
him across the ' Kings River, after firing
several ineffective shots at him while the
fugitive was swimming the river and laugh
ing at his pursuer. After this incident
Lawson was seen no more in the vicinity
of Reedley, and the presumption was that
he had returned to his old haunts in the
hills. This presumption was correct, and
Mr. Deater of the Madera Tribune, whose
efforts have been untiring in , the pursuit
of j Lawson, sent word up to 'North Fork
to E. B. Hamilton, whom he had employed
to be on the watch in case Lawson re
appeared in the hills. The message sent
by Charley Walker, an Indian half breed,
was that in all probability Lawson would
soon be back there, as the Fresno officers
had been vigilant in their pursuit and had
found no trace of him.
Three or four days ago Hamilton was
told by some of the Indians that they had
seen Lawson, and that he had been to their
camp for food. This increased the vigilance
of Hamilton, and last night he received
word from Mrs. Noddin that Lawson was
at her house eating supper, and for the
men to come over and capture him if pos
sible. The Hamilton boys took their guns
and horses and arrived at the home of Mrs.
Noddin while Lawson was still partaking
of the first square meal that he has had for
two Weeks. Mrs. 'Noddin heard the men
outside, and,- going to the window, gave
them to understand that Lawson was still,
eating, so they quietly, surrounded the
house and waited tor Lawson to come out.
VAs soon as Lawsou had finished his meal
he went to the door, and as he stepped
over the threshold he looked into the bar
rels of a . shotgun in the hands of young
Hamilton, who commanded him to throw
up his hands, which he did without hesita
tion. The other men then proceeded to
bind Lawson, after which they took him
to their home, where he was watched dur
ing the night by two of the men. This
morning he was put in the front seat of a
spring wagon, firmly and securely bound,
and with a man in the back seat with a
loaded shotgun started for Madera, arriv
ing here at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Lawson .was lodged in jail, where he had
a large Oregon boot fastened to : his leg,
which he will probably have to wear till he
is either I lodged in the penitentiary or set
free. . He appeared sullen and morose and
would converse with no one until ne had
seen Mr. Rhodes, his attorney, who is at
present in San Francisco. Not long since
Sheriff Westfall, accompanied by ,Hi
Rapelji, with bloodhounds, made a search/
in the hills for Lawson, but they were un
successful in finding any trace of him, as *
he is supposed at that time to have been
in the southern part of Fresno County. •:,,
Rain in Dakota.
HURON, S. Dak., March 31.— Rain be
gan falling here at midnight and has con
tinued with light hail. Up to to-night
over an inch of rain has fallen with good
prospect that the storm will continue all
night.' This is encouraging to farmers.
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